John Lennon once wrote a song called “Imagine”. Mr. Lennon spoke of a future where the impossible would become plausible. Now imagine looking out of the window on a space station in a virtual world, where you have the ability to seamlessly travel to other virtual hubs and marketplaces for creative collaborations, attend live concerts, get boxing lessons or even setup a virtual date.
Imagine being able to interact with someone on the other side of the world in virtual reality, over a cup of tea accompanied by live music at the same time. Essentially giving you the feeling of being in the same place, in a completely immersive environment of your choice. Envision being able to engage in safe and secure micro transactions seamlessly, with anyone in the same virtual space. Imagine the possibilities of simple secure transactions for entertainment experiences, digital assets and services, all on the same platform.
Vibehub is at the forefront of this technology and is already building the platforms for the coming virtual universe. Every major sector of industry, especially technology companies, are heavily invested in Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR) platforms. Virtual and Augmented reality based applications are the next big computing wave, and we believe the only way to build substantial growth and longevity is to usher blockchain technology into this mixed reality space. We believe that in order to build sustainable value for our platform, we need to embrace the inevitable migration to AR and VR technology.
Vibehub is a Virtual space that allows access to various market hubs by creating a meta-virtual world of our own. The allowance of micro transactions with our VIBE currency will usher in a new paradigm of social interactions as well as safe transactions in a virtual space, which has never been done before. Virtual reality will create social experiences, more personal than a live chat or a phone call, providing a more immersive experience with someone on the other side of the globe, all on our platform. Imagine the captivating prospect of two people dating on our platform, sharing virtual experiences from various hubs in a completely immersive AR/VR environment.
The augmented reality and the virtual reality markets are projected to be worth up to an estimated 162 billion dollars by 2020. Mobile (AR) could be worth as much as much as 83 billion alone, though this technology will take longer to develop than (VR).
In addition to the browser based version of our platform, we are making the VIBEHub platform available on Virtual and Mixed Reality devices as well. We believe that through this multi platform support we will be able to future proof our applications and currency.
"New estimates from IDC expect total revenue for VR and AR to grow from $5.2 billion in 2016 to more than $162 billion in 2020."
Source: BusinessInsider.com Original Article
We will introduce several marketplaces and hubs on our platform. All marketplaces will use the same Vibe coin currency. As A proof of concept, the first marketplace and hub will be a Marketplace For Music Creators. We will start with the decentralized browser version of this app, and follow it up shortly after with the Virtual Reality version of the platform.
A Global Cryptocurrency based on Ethereum (ERC20 Compliant), used for micro transactions on all of the current and upcoming marketplaces, and hubs on the VIBEHub platform.
We do not charge any fees when performing micro-transactions or executing contracts.
Connect with other like minded users in our multiple hubs like never before. Express your creativity in a virtual world and share the experiences with other users around the world.
Exposure in unique marketplaces and hubs, don't compete with hundreds of other unrelated tags and topics
From Music to Education, Gaming, and Dating marketplaces...Just to name a few...All from one platform with one currency
You keep all proceeds from transactions in the hub and in the marketplace. We believe you deserve it. It's your work after all.
Our software is constantly monitored and tested to provide a safe and secure experience
VIBEHub transactions will run on the Ethereum blockchain. The web platform will be compatible with Metamask and Myst browser, making it easier to bridge non-crypto users to our platform for the first time. Our front end is hosted on AWS CloudFront in multi geo locations, which scales automatically to handle any load of users. The backend consists of NodeJs micro services that run in server less environments i.e. Containers, Lambda Functions (LAAS). For the VR/AR Development we are using Unity Engine, SteamVR SDK, Oculus SDK, Microsoft HoloLens SDK, and Sony PSVR SDK.
Using this combination of technologies, will allow us to develop a cross platform product that will work on existing AR/VR hardware and future hardware as well. The voice chat, and body tracking of avatars in virtual spaces, will use P2P technologies that allow massive user scaling while keeping costs down. We take pride in our innovation of integrating our Vibe Coin crypto wallet in the virtual space; As it has never been done before. Future plans for AR will also include the use of special multi sensor stereographic cameras, to achieve what we like to call “HoloPresence”.
This Technology has been demonstrated by the Microsoft research team in the “HoloPortation” project. Integrating this technology into our platform, will create a unique experience unseen on the blockchain or off the blockchain, for that matter. Additional operational costs such as data storage and hosting will be handled by the original backers of VIBEHub. Remaining a fee less platform is very important to our integrity.
We believe that the next step for decentralized apps is to embrace the upcoming technology of Virtual, Mixed, and Augmented Reality. Here is a preview of what we envision for the type of Augmented Reality collaborations and interactions we will make possible on this platform in 2018. We envision using this technology for studio sessions, concerts, and meet and greets.
The journey ahead...
How we will distribute tokens (267 000 000 VIBE)
Advisor & Co-Founder LIVETOURLABLinkedIn Profile
When Joakim completed the delivery of a 500 team member strong project, he gave a T-shirt to each of the 500 team members that said: “Everything is Possible”. This is Joakim. That project was the major delivery to AT&T in California and THE BIG ONE for Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC) that year, delivered on time, which everyone stated was impossible. Joakim Holmer joined the Ericsson Group right after school and it was his passion for communication and travel that made Ericsson an easy choice. The initial years as mobile comms software engineer were followed by 15 years in various technical leadership positions around the world. Later Joakim has also worked with Software System Sales. With hunger to develop that included everything from Mobile App start-ups to RedHat, SAP and Cisco. Joakim is Swedish and now lives with his family in Perth, Australia. His great passion for Kitesurfing and sunny climate brought him there. Together with Anders he has started the next big venture. Let’s see where LiveTourLAB will take him next!
Advisor & Co-Founder LIVETOURLABLinkedIn Profile
Anders has worked for two decades to create the emerging technologies of 2G, 3G, 4G, 5G and IOT in 10 different countries for Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC). Today, in 2017, there are 4.6 billion mobile broadband and 7.6 billion mobile subscriptions in total, exceeding the world population. Anders has held various CTO roles and the role of Vice President and Head of Practice for Mobile Broadband in Southeast Asia & Oceania with billion dollar yearly sales responsibility. He holds his own patents. Since 11 years old, Anders has loved to code. He is the main developer of the LiveTourLAB open source framework and now passionate about bringing VR, Crypto and Green Technology to same scale as telecom. Anders is Swedish, has a beautiful wife and three young children.
My experience from many years within the telecom sector taught me something very important: Fundamentally new technology is the opposite of a zero sum game. It is all about collaboration and growing our industry, and if done well, the industry will grow by a factor thousand or even a million times. I also learned that analysts usually underestimate the magnitude of new technology impact, since we simply cannot imagine how fundamentally the world will change. Anyone who has experienced the impact of mobile telephony, the smartphone, Internet or now the emerging crypto tech knows that is true. It will be true for VR as well. My estimate for the VR sector growth is well beyond the average +1000% estimate to 2020. I instantly fell in love with the demos created by the VIBEHub team. I feel that both the the music concert holoport and the high quality social museum is exactly what the VR industry needs to show the world right now. I decided to do what I can to support these gentlemen. The LiveTourLAB VR framework on WebVR is very much a here-and-now entry ticket for anyone to create and experience interactive cinematic “recorded” VR today. It works to get more people on- board on the VR train and we saw that it complements VIBEHub's bleeding-edge top-end rendered tech perfectly. VIBEHub will have access to our framework, expertise and early feature roadmap. When our children grow up, media will be the same as VR. I feel that I have a personal responsibility to do what I can to shape VR into a truly active experience, which fuels our imagination and helps us to be more present in the moment. I think that the VIBEHub team is doing a great service to the VR industry and I genuinely feel that they deserve all our support in moving the VR industry forward, for everyone’s benefit.
Mark has over 20 years international experience, most recently in the role as regional Vice President at a large international company. He has worked in North America, Europe and Asia. Having set up consulting organizations from scratch, he has also had roles such as head of sales and business management and head of marketing for a major software and hardware company for Asia Pacific. He has strong background in software development, tools, methodologies, customer support, design, architecture and has lead major go-to-market initiatives successfully. Mark's hobbies always included financial management and investments and he mined Bitcoin in 2010. Mark and his wife currently live in Singapore with their newborn daughter. Mark is of Dutch nationality.
Co-Founder, Lead Developer, Futurist & Tech GuruLinkedIn Profile
A self-taught tech guru with 20+ years of experience in a wide array of programming languages and software platforms. Alessio has contributed to several online VR gaming projects, and has extensive experience in VR development. His background includes serving as CTO and consultant at several technology companies in the online travel, e-commerce, music, and gaming industries.
Co-Founder, Crypto Expert, Social Media / Marketing Manager & MusicianLinkedIn Profile
Matthew is a former petroleum engineer and a graduate of SAIT Polytechnic. Before transitioning to cryptocurrency and virtual reality, he worked on some of the world’s most advanced technology for downhole drilling operations across North America. A man of many skills, he’s developed sales and marketing programs for many businesses, including major corporations like Apple. A cryptocurrency enthusiast and musician, his connections in the industry and social media savvy will be a critical element in VIBEHub's success. You can listen to his music at soundcloud.com/fallingkarma.
Virtual / Augmented Reality Senior Developer & Tech Enthusiast
Formerly a senior-level developer and 3D modeler on several virtual reality gaming projects. Fred is an avid gamer, with a passion for pushing the limits of the VR user experience. He has developed virtual reality gaming and marketing experiences for several popular brands in the sports, automotive, and leisure industries. Having a developer of Fred Bender’s caliber puts VIBEHub a cut above our competition by ensuring that the virtual worlds we offer our users are graphically superior to anything else in the industry.
Anh is a full-stack Software Engineer with long experience in API Design & Development, Automated Test, NodeJS, frontend frameworks including AngularJS and ReactJS and has VR experience with both React VR and Unity.
Tung is a full-stack developer with 7 years experience in mobile app development, React Native, .net, Laravel and Image Processing.
“Pang P” is a seasoned software architect and mobile app developer with many successful projects under his belt. He is known for always asking the hard questions and never takes serious matters like code quality lightly.
Quality Assurance Lead
Renee is our QA department manager. She is a quality assurance expert with a paralegal background and accounting experience that gives her an unmatched eye for details.
Cryptomarket Analyst and Developer
Sean is a first-class power engineer and a graduate of Holland College, with extensive knowledge in all facets of trade operations and high-pressure workplaces. He has proven through his transition into VR/AR development that he is able to adapt to new technologies. Sean is both an innovator and free market idealist who believes in the freedom and transparency the blockchain offers.