In a major announcement, Story Protocol has revealed its plans to disrupt the intellectual property (IP) landscape through its new blockchain-based network. The startup has received over $54 million in funding, primarily led by venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz, along with participation from Samsung Next, Hashed, 11:11 Media owned by Paris Hilton, and other investors.
Bridging Technology and Creativity: A New Era for IP
Created as an open-source platform, Story Protocol aims to simplify the complexities related to managing intellectual property. The network is designed to be especially relevant in a world increasingly influenced by artificial intelligence. Story Protocol’s Co-Founder, Seung Yoon Lee, emphasized that blockchain technology offers a “transparent provenance tracking and fair attribution,” which is vital in the AI-powered creative world.
The platform allows artists and creators to keep tabs on how their intellectual property is used and modified across various formats. Moreover, it provides an avenue for sharing revenues generated from these creative works. The company sees the potential for third-party service providers to use its network for services ranging from community development to AI content authentication and crowdfunding.
Enabling Seamless Integration and Scaling Contributions
The startup plans to offer an open and modular architecture, allowing any application to integrate with Story Protocol. As per Simon Kim, CEO and Managing Partner at Hashed, the new network could be as transformative for artists as Github has been for software developers, enabling “contribution at scale with clear ownership attribution.”
By leveraging blockchain technology, Story Protocol hopes to address challenges far beyond the crypto world, setting a new standard for IP management in the digital era.