FLiK was founded by Ryan Felton, an entertainment executive in Atlanta, GA. Mr. Felton has a proven history of founding successful entertainment-related businesses, and has worked with a multitude of television networks, corporate brands, and film & television shows. Recent projects include: 'Stranger Things', 'Monday Night Football', 'Queer Eye for the Straight Guy', 'Dynasty', 'Rolling Stone Magazine', and 'National Geographic'.
Additionally, Ryan has Produced and/or Directed such artists & celebrities as: Shaquille O'Neal, John Cena, T.I., Usher, Ludacris, and John Walsh. Ryan is frequent speaker at film and television industry events to address such issues as film finance, State-backed production incentives, and emerging trends within the industry. He is also a longtime member of the Georgia Production Partnership (GPP).
Trivia: Ryan Produced and Directed the first ever Bitcoin-related television commercials. The commercials were created for BitPay and were broadcast nationwide on ESPN in December of 2013 during the 'Bitcoin Bowl' college football bowl game.
T.I. (Clifford Harris) is an American rapper and actor from Atlanta, Georgia. He signed his first major-label record deal in 1999, with Arista subsidiary LaFace. In 2001, Mr. Harris formed the Southern hip hop group P$C, alongside his longtime friends and fellow Atlanta-based rappers. Upon being released from Arista, he signed to Atlantic and subsequently became the co-chief executive officer (CEO) of his own label imprint, Grand Hustle Records, which he launched in 2003. Mr. Harris is also perhaps best known as one of the artists who popularized the hip hop subgenre trap music, along with Young Jeezy and Gucci Mane.
T.I. has released nine studio albums, with seven of them reaching the top five of the US Billboard 200 chart. Throughout his career, he has also released several highly successful singles, including "Bring Em Out", "Whatever You Like", "Live Your Life" (featuring Rihanna), "Dead and Gone" (featuring Justin Timberlake), "Ball" (featuring Lil Wayne) and "No Mediocre" (featuring Iggy Azalea). T.I. gained major recognition in 2003, following his first high-profile feature, on fellow Atlanta-based rapper Bone Crusher's hit single, "Never Scared". He earned more prominence with the release of Trap Muzik (2003), which includes the Top 40 hits, "Rubber Band Man" and "Let's Get Away". The next year, he appeared on Destiny's Child's international hit, "Soldier", alongside Lil Wayne. His subsequent albums, King and T.I. vs. T.I.P., generated high record sales and were supported by popular singles, such as "What You Know" and "Big Shit Poppin'", respectively.
Harris' sixth album, Paper Trail (2008), became his most successful project, with the album being certified gold for first-week sales of over 500,000 copies in the United States, additionally making it his third consecutive number one album. In 2013, he was featured on Robin Thicke's hit single "Blurred Lines", alongside Pharrell Williams, which peaked at number one on several major music charts. In November 2013, he announced that he had signed with Columbia Records, after his 10-year contract with Atlantic came to an end. He released his Columbia Records debut, Paperwork, in October 2014. In February 2016, he announced a distribution deal with Roc Nation, to release his tenth album. T.I. has won three Grammy Awards, namely Best Rap Solo Performance, Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group and Best Rap/Sung Collaboration.
Mr. Harris has also had a successful acting career, starring in the films ATL, Takers, Get Hard, Identity Thief, and Ant-Man. He is also a published author, having written two novels Power & Beauty (2011) and Trouble & Triumph (2012), both of which were released to moderate success. He has also starred in the American reality television series T.I.'s Road to Redemption and T.I. & Tiny: The Family Hustle.
Trivia: In 2009, Billboard ranked T.I. as the 27th Artist of the 2000s decade.
As the co-founder of BitPay, Tony Gallippi has been responsible for a number of large businesses adopting bitcoin payments. During the surge of popularity of bitcoin, Gallippi was featured regularly in the media discussing bitcoin and BitPay. Around the same period, comparisons were drawn between BitPay and PayPal, with some including CNN, suggesting that one day processors like BitPay could eventually replace conventional online payment systems such as PayPal.
In 2013, BitPay became the largest processor of bitcoin payments worldwide, and began securing partnerships with major companies like Microsoft, Intel, VISA, Newegg, Shopify, and more.
Gallippi was invited by the US Senate to speak about bitcoin and the financial markets in November 2013. He stated that fraud coming from credit card payments costs businesses in the United States around $20 billion each year, and bitcoin is a far more secure form of payment for ecommerce.
In 2017 BitPay is processing bitcoin payments at a rate exceeding $1 Billion per year and rapidly growing B2B payments over the bitcoin rails.