Make lying expensive.

Ideamarket uses skin-in-the-game to make sure credibility comes from you—not from corrupt institutions.

1.

Trust is valuable.
Why do corrupt institutions get it for free?

2.

Ideamarket makes credibility costly,
just like Bitcoin makes money costly.

3.

— How it works —
Credibility via price discovery

Buy what you trust.

Ideamarket works like reddit — but upvotes cost money, and increase in cost in proportion to supply.

Sell what you don't.

Sell your votes at their current price and withdraw your money at any time.

Earn outsized interest in between.

Buy a top-ranking listing and earn interest generated by the deposits on all the others.

Publishers who earn a high ranking crowdsource the cost.
Publishers who buy it — pay out of pocket.

Click the button below to join the world's first unstoppable conversation.

Where does my money go?

When you buy votes on Ideamarket, your money is deposited into software that acts like a bank. It offers secured loans to others, and pays interest on your deposit. Interest is distributed to the owners of top-ranking sites on Ideamarket. You can sell your votes at their current price and withdraw your money at any time.

How is Ideamarket unstoppable?

Ideamarket is built on Ethereum — software that behaves like financial institutions, completely without human involvement. Think “Napster for finance.” Ethereum is maintained by thousands of peer-to-peer nodes, so it's virtually impossible to shut down. Transacting on Ethereum has its own risks, but they're mostly technical instead of counterparty risks.

Can't someone just buy their way to the top?

2 reasons this is not a problem:

Whoever makes a large buy incentivizes others to compete for the interest it generates.In a mature market, listings that earn their popularity crowdsource the cost of a high ranking. Those that don't must pay out of pocket. Buying a high rank is only possible in an immature market, and therefore temporary.

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The Epistemic Revolution

Until now, courageous thinking has been a proposition of high risk and low reward.

By making credibility an asset class, Ideamarket rewards people for courageous thinking — for performing investment-grade due diligence on competing narratives.

A highly discriminating public, backing its opinions with capital risk, in turn forces publishers to compete for credibility—as the public defines it.

Create productive discourse

by making mutual understanding a financial necessity

Undermine propaganda

by moving money (and trust) from platforms that imitate insight to those that truly provide it

Solve fake news effortlessly

by making credibility prohibitively expensive to fake

The End of Misinformation—Official and Otherwise

With only a browser extension showing a linked domain's rank, anyone can see how much trust a publisher has earned.

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"NASDAQ for X"

Ideamarket mimics the incentives of equities markets without any underlying assets.

All deposits earn interest, but interest is given only to market winners.

Interest from all deposits is divided between holders of top-ranking tokens (those with >1% of the total market's capitalization).

A percentage of all deposits are kept in the Permafund forever — a "snowballing" interest pool.

Market winners earn more interest than the Compound rate, counterbalanced by capital risk.

This enables both speculation and income.

Credibility markets are one of many use cases.

By replacing credentialism with skin-in-the-game, Ideamarket allows a group to curate anything and send an unstoppable signal.

Ideamarket as governance

Create "perpetual elections" by allocating interest on all deposits to holders of only the #1 token.

Have a private election for your DAO by creating your own token and making it the only acceptable deposit currency.

Price discovery.

Price discovery.

This is a list of the most credible websites in the world.

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How is Ideamarket unstoppable?

Ideamarket is built on Ethereum — software that behaves like financial institutions, completely without human involvement. Think “Napster for finance.” Ethereum is maintained by thousands of peer-to-peer nodes, so it's virtually impossible to shut down. Transacting on Ethereum has its own risks, but they're mostly technical instead of counterparty risks.

Ideamarket votes vs Campaign donations

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Make a difference after election
Overcome media sabotage

When seeking narratives, we seek authority.

When seeking investments, we seek value.

Therefore, the best way to choose public narratives is with investment.

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The impact you've always wanted to make.

Release date: March 1, 2020 (Delayed)

Credibility should come from you, not from corrupt institutions.

Ideamarket takes the power back.

Humans are memetically modified organisms.

Frustrated people buy more escapes. Outraged people ask fewer questions.


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— How it works —

Unstoppable Pass entitles you to:

Unlimited personal attention from Ideamarket staff, to make sure you have full access to all Ideamarket features NOW, no matter your technical expertiseInvitation to private chat where Secret Plans are discussed

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For Publishers

Take on corporate media without ads, subscriptions, or donations

Ideamarket takes the power back.

Crypto's brightest are taking notice. You should too.

Corporate media has failed.

Public narratives shouldn't be decided by private interests.

Ideamarket allows publishers and their audiences to establish uncensorable credibility
without relying on corporate media for legitimacy.

Make money by being right

Profit by discovering undervalued publishers

Ideamarket allows publishers and their audiences to establish uncensorable credibility by risking money.

Trust:

Your new income stream.

Make money from what matters — the trust you've established with your audience.

(not ads, subscriptions, or donations)

How it works

1. Get votes at a discount.

We'll give you votes at a discount (subsidized by us) and lock them for 1 year.

2. Show your readers how Ideamarket amplifies their voice.

Over the next year, we'll help show your audience how Ideamarket works, and how to increase your ranking.

3. You now have a valuable asset.

As demand for votes increase, their sale value does too — turning trust in your brand into effortless income.

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See how we align publishers and readers in an unprecedented way — and the better you are, the more you'll benefit.

Introduction to Idea Markets


Welcome!

Try the live market: ideamarket.io

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P.S. How this all got started.

Thanks for signing up!

Ideamarket.io is a web3 site.

In order to use it right now, you’ll need Ethereum and DAI in your crypto wallet (Metamask, Brave, or Portis).

If you've never heard of any of that, no problem.

1. Visit Ideamarket.io
2. When prompted, choose "Portis" (mobile: "Continue")
3. When you go to submit a publication or buy tokens, choose "Complete with Debit Card."

You're ready to go!

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Creates intellectual gold rush

Where smart people get rich by identifying ideas that shape the future

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Central banks print money.
Centralized media print credibility.

Idea markets return this power to the public.

Central banks create money.
Centralized media create credibility.

Idea markets allow the public to create credibility for ourselves.

Idea markets give the public the power to decide what's true, important, and trustworthy.

Uncensorable: A listed publication can't be removed from the conversation.Unpartisan: Idea markets don't care what you believe—only that you believe it enough to risk money.Unstoppable: Idea markets will make it more profitable for media to earn public trust than to control public opinion.

Solves the

fake news crisis
corporate news crisis
partisanship crisis

In one swoop.

Corporate media would rather control public opinion than earn public trust.

Idea markets make it more profitable for media to earn public trust than to control public opinion.

Idea markets give the public irrevocable power to decide what narratives are credible.

Centralized media create "fiat narratives" that are only true because they say they are.

Corporate media would rather control public opinion than earn public trust.

Idea markets are a decentralized platform for measuring public trust—a stock market for narrative credibility.



Idea markets provide independence from public narratives created by private interests.

Central banks print money.
Centralized media print credibility.

Idea markets give the public the power to decide credibility.

Idea markets make it more profitable for media corporations to earn public trust than to control public opinion.

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