Tari - Reading Assignment

Visit the Tari website and have a look around. You might also look for other sources as Tari’s website is being constantly updated and (as far as I can tell) purposefully vague. Answer the questions and post your answers below:


(WATCH THE VIDEO)
  1. How is Tari connected to Monero?
  2. What are ‘digital assets’, and how are they related to ‘DRM’?
  3. Riccardo says Tari is ‘a privacy trojan horse’. Explain. (hint: 10:45)
  4. What is the incentive for copyright holders (like movie studios) to use Tari?
  1. Riccardo “fluffypony” Spagni is a member of the Monero Core Team, the stewards of the Monero Project, and is also the lead maintainer of the Monero and Monero Core projects. Over the past year, 177 developers contributed new code to Monero, making it one of the largest open-source teams in the world, and a top 2 percent project on Open Hub. Monero is a top 15 cryptocurrency with a market capitalization of $3.2 billion1

Dan Teree is a world-class entrepreneur and ticketing industry veteran. Most recently, Dan was Co-Founder and President of Ticketfly where he oversaw business development, product, engineering, operations and customer success. Dan was instrumental in building Ticketfly into a major player in the North American ticketing industry. Pandora acquired Ticketfly for $450 million in 20151 in what remains the largest exit in the global ticketing industry. Ticketmaster VP for nearly a decade. M.B.A., Northwestern University’s Kellogg Graduate School of Management. B.A., Colgate University.

Naveen Jain founded Sparkart, his digital agency, when he was 19. He got involved in the entertainment industry by cold calling Linkin Park prior to the release of their best-selling album Hybrid Theory . Naveen Jain and the Sparkart team went on to run all online marketing efforts for Linkin Park from albums Hybrid Theory (2000) through Minutes to Midnight (2007), and then did the same for The Killers, Bon Jovi, Carrie Underwood, Slipknot, Tim McGraw, Lil Wayne, and dozens more. Angel investor with 30+ investments, Y Combinator alumnus (Winter 2014), deep experience in both ticketing (over $50 million tickets sold) and blockchain (early Monero miner).

2.A digital asset is one that consumers can purchase or earn the right to use, but which exists entirely in digital form. Digital assets include event tickets, in-game items, loyalty points, and cryptonative assets.

3.Tari is a new open source, digital assets focused blockchain protocol that is being architected as a merge-mined sidechain with Monero. We chose to focus specifically on digital assets – things like tickets, loyalty points, in-game items, and crypto-native assets like CryptoKitties – because we see a huge opportunity to revolutionize the way these assets are owned, managed and transferred.

  1. Monero is to Bitcoin as Tari is to digital assets.
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  1. Naveen Jain has strong digital marketing skills and he has been working in the entertainment industry, but he was also one of the early Monero miners. Dan Teree is an entrepreneur. Riccardo Spagni is a member of Monero Core Team and has been working on various projects. Both Jain and Teree had a strong experience in the ticketing industry.
  2. The examples provided are event tickets, in-game items, loyalty points, and cryptonative assets.
  3. They are complementary, as Monero is a privacy cryptocurrency and Tari is a generalized digital assets protocol which could be used together to allow the purchase and transfer of digital assets.
  4. I would say “Ethereum” in the sense that both Tari and Ethereum aimed at providing the chance to have a decentralized platform on which everyone could build things autonomously (in Ethereum case it is smart contracts, dapps, and so on so forth while in Tari case it would be digital assets).
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  1. From the ‘About’ page: read about the 3 co-founders. What are their areas of expertise and relation to Monero?
  • Naveen Jain – Online Marketing, Deep experience in Ticketing and Blockchain.
    Early Monero Miner

  • Dan Teree – World-Class Entrepreneur and Ticketing Industry Veteran

  • Riccardo Spagni – Monero Core Team Member, stewards of the Monero Project, and is also the lead maintainer of the Monero and Monero Core Projects.

  1. From the ‘FAQ’ page: what types of digital assets are given as examples?

A digital asset is one that consumers can purchase or earn the right to use, but which exists entirely in digital form. Digital assets include event tickets, in-game items, loyalty points, and cryptonative assets.

  1. From the ‘FAQ’ page: How is Tari connected to Monero?

Tari is a new open source, digital assets focused blockchain protocol that is being architected as a merge-mined sidechain with Monero.

  1. Complete the sentence based on your understanding: Monero is to Bitcoin as Tari is to Digital Assets.
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  1. Naveen Jain: Early monero miner - online marketing
    Dan Teree: world-class entrepreneur and ticketing industry veteran. Monero Ringmaster
    Riccardo Spagni: member of the Monero Core Team, the stewards of the Monero Project, and is also the lead maintainer of the Monero and Monero Core projects.
  2. Event tickets, in-game items, loyalty points, and cryptonative assets.
  3. Tari is a new open source, digital assets focused blockchain protocol that is being architected as a merge-mined sidechain with Monero.
  4. … digital assets.
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  1. From the ‘About’ page: read about the 3 co-founders. What are their areas of expertise and relation to Monero?
    Naveen Jain: online marketing and monero miner.
    Dan Teree: ticketing industry.
    Riccardo Spagni: member of the Monero Core Team, the stewards of the Monero Project, and was also the lead maintainer of the Monero and Monero Core projects.

  2. From the ‘FAQ’ page: what types of digital assets are given as examples?
    Tickets, loyalty points, in-game items, and crypto-native assets.

  3. From the ‘FAQ’ page: How is Tari connected to Monero?
    Merge mining.

  4. Complete the sentence based on your understanding: Monero is to Bitcoin as Tari is to digital assets.

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  1. Naveen Jain → Early monero miner - online marketing
    Dan Teree → World-class entrepreneur and ticketing industry veteran. Monero Ringmaster
    Riccardo Spagni → Member of the Monero Core Team, the stewards of the Monero Project, and is also the lead maintainer of the Monero and Monero Core projects.
  2. Event tickets, in-game items, loyalty points, and cryptonative assets.
  3. Merge-mined sidechain with Monero
  4. Monero is to Bitcoin as Tari is to Digital Assets.
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  • From the ‘About’ page: read about the 3 co-founders. What are their areas of expertise and relation to Monero?

Riccardo “fluffypony” Spagni is a member of the Monero Core Team, the stewards of the Monero Project, and is also the lead maintainer of the Monero and Monero Core projects.

Dan Teree was Co-Founder and President of Ticketfly where he oversaw business development, product, engineering, operations and customer success.

Naveen Jain founder of Sparkart, that operates on ticketing and marketing. He also was early involved in Monero mining.

  • From the ‘FAQ’ page: what types of digital assets are given as examples?
    Digital assets include event tickets, in-game items, loyalty points, and cryptonative assets.

  • From the ‘FAQ’ page: How is Tari connected to Monero?
    is a Monero merge-mined sidechain after the launch of the Tari genesis block, you will be able to opt into mining Tari by mining Monero. Merge mining allows miners in one cryptocurrency to also mine another cryptocurrency with minimal extra overhead or cost to themselves.

  • Complete the sentence based on your understanding: Monero is to Bitcoin as Tari is to Ethereum or any platform that allows the creations of NFTs.

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  1. From the ‘About’ page: read about the 3 co-founders. What are their areas of expertise and relation to Monero?
    Digytal agency, tickets industry veteran, monero miner and monero code team.

  2. From the ‘FAQ’ page: what types of digital assets are given as examples?
    Tickets, in-game items, loyalty points, and cryptonative assets.

  3. From the ‘FAQ’ page: How is Tari connected to Monero?
    After the launch of the Tari genesis block, you will be able to opt into mining Tari by mining Monero.

  4. Complete the sentence based on your understanding: Monero is to Bitcoin as Tari is to Ethereum…

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  1. From the ‘About’ page: read about the 3 co-founders. What are their areas of expertise and relation to Monero?
  • Naveek Jain: Founder of a digital agency, involved entertainment and ticketing. Early miner of Monero.
  • Dan Teree: Ticketing industry veteran
  • Riccardo “fluffypony” Spagni: Member of Monero core team
  1. From the ‘FAQ’ page: what types of digital assets are given as examples?
    Tickets, loyalty points, virtual goods

  2. From the ‘FAQ’ page: How is Tari connected to Monero?
    Tari is a merge-mined side chain of Monero.

  3. Complete the sentence based on your understanding: Monero is to Bitcoin as Tari is to __________.
    Ethereum (for NFTs)

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  1. From the ‘About’ page: read about the 3 co-founders. What are their areas of expertise and relation to Monero?
    • Dan and Naveen come from the concert ticketing industry
    • Naveen (early monero miner) and have Riccardo (Monero core dev) have strong monero background
  2. From the ‘FAQ’ page: what types of digital assets are given as examples?
    • tickets, in-game items, loyalty points, and cryptonative assets
  3. From the ‘FAQ’ page: How is Tari connected to Monero?
    • Monero is the foundation of their security layer. Monero and Tari share the philosophy of doing one job, and doing it well. Monero is a privacy focused cryptocurrency. Tari is a generalized digital assets focused protocol. The two are complementary and not in competition.
  4. Complete the sentence based on your understanding: Monero is to Bitcoin as Tari is to __________.
    • Digital assets
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  1. Naveen Jain: online marketing and monero miner.
    Dan Teree: ticketing industry and monero ringmaster.
    Riccardo Spagni: member of the Monero Core Team, lead maintainer of the Monero and Monero Core projects.
  2. Event tickets, in-game items, loyalty points, and cryptonative assets.
  3. Tari is connected to Monero as they care deeply about decentralization, are passionate believers in the ideology that drives the Monero community, and think Monero is a great fit for a foundational security layer.
  4. Complete the sentence based on your understanding: Monero is to Bitcoin as Tari is to digital assets.
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  1. Naveen Jain has a backround in digital marketing skills and he has been working in the entertainment industry, but he was also one of the early Monero miners. Dan Teree is an entrepreneur. Riccardo Spagni is a member of Monero Core Team and has been working on various projects often related to Monero.
  2. Event tickets, in-game items, loyalty points, and other cryptonative assets.
  3. They are complementary, as Monero is a privacy cryptocurrency and Tari is a generalized digital assets protocol which could be used to allow the transfer of digital assets.
  4. “Ethereum” or digital assets in the sense that both Tari and Ethereum aimed at providing the chance to have a decentralized platform on which everyone could build things autonomously (in Ethereum case it is smart contracts, dapps, and so on so forth while in Tari case it would be digital assets).
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1- Riccardo “fluffypony” Spagni, Monero Core Team, lead maintainer of the Monero and Monero Core projects.
Dan is a world-class entrepreneur and ticketing industry veteran.
Naveen founded Sparkart, his digital agency, when he was 19. He got involved in the entertainment industry by cold calling Linkin Park prior to the release of their best-selling album Hybrid Theory . Angel investor with 30+ investments, Y Combinator alumnus (Winter 2014), deep experience in both ticketing (over $50 million tickets sold) and blockchain (early Monero miner).

2- Digital assets include event tickets, in-game items, loyalty points, and cryptonative assets.

3- Sidechain with Monero

4- Digital assets.

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  1. could not found no About page, from redit page I can read that : “Tari has been founded by myself (Riccardo Spagni), Naveen Jain, and Dan Teree.” also redit points to about but now it is an empty page: https://www.tari.com/about/
    Riccardo Spagni: previously lead core-dev at Monero
    Naveen Jain: Co-Founder @ Tari Labs. Founder @ Sparkart. Angel Investor.
    Dan Teree: Dan was Co-Founder and President of Ticketfly where he oversaw business development, product, engineering, operations and customer success.

found about on the internet archive: about
also google cache: aboutcache

  1. no FAQ’s page, from video presentation talks about ‘game itens’ , ‘sw licenses’ , ‘ebooks copyrigths’,
    found also the FAQ page: faq
    from the archived FAQ: “focus specifically on digital assets – things like tickets, loyalty points, in-game items, and crypto-native assets like CryptoKitties”

  2. “Tari is a digital assets focused blockchain protocol that is built in Rust, private by default, open source, and is being architected as a merge-mined sidechain with Monero”

  3. Monero is to Bitcoin as Tari is to “Liquid
    “Liquid is a sidechain-based settlement network for traders and exchanges, enabling faster, more confidential Bitcoin transactions and the issuance of digital assets.”

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  1. Naveen Jain Digital marketing,Early Monero miner Dan Teree Entrepreneur and ticketing in Blockchain, Ricardo Spagni (fluffy pony} Monero core team
  2. Its a digital asset that can be earned or purchase. it can be used to purchase tickets for events in game purchases,loyalty points or for crypto assets

Merged mine sidechain of Monero.
4. . Digital assets

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  • From the ‘About’ page: read about the 3 co-founders. What are their areas of expertise and relation to Monero?
    Naveen Jain: Early monero miner - online marketing
    Dan Teree: world-class entrepreneur and ticketing industry veteran. Monero Ringmaster
    Riccardo Spagni: member of the Monero Core Team, the stewards of the Monero Project, and is also the lead maintainer of the Monero and Monero Core projects.

  • From the ‘FAQ’ page: what types of digital assets are given as examples?
    Tickets, loyalty points, in-game items, and crypto-native assets.

  • From the ‘FAQ’ page: How is Tari connected to Monero?
    Tari is a merge-mined side chain of Monero.

  • Complete the sentence based on your understanding: Monero is to Bitcoin as Tari is to
    ETH

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From the ‘About’ page: read about the 3 co-founders. What are their areas of expertise and relation to Monero?

I think they removed the “about” page. It comes up in an internet search but the link goes no where so I did a general internet search with their names and “tari”

  • Naveen Jain: entrepreneur, investor
  • Riccardo “fluffypony” Spagni: lead maintainer of Monero
  • Dan Teree: entrepreneur, launching a mobile ticketing platform called “Big Neon” based on Tari. Formerly part of TicketWeb and TicketFly.
From the ‘FAQ’ page: what types of digital assets are given as examples?

Event tickets, in-game items, loyalty points, cryptonative assets (i.e. CryptoKitties)

From the ‘FAQ’ page: How is Tari connected to Monero?

Tari is a side chain of Monero.

Complete the sentence based on your understanding: Monero is to Bitcoin as Tari is to

Monero is to Bitcoin as Tari is to Ravencoin?
Monero derives from Bitcoin and adds privacy. Raven is derived from Bitcoin adding tokenization and NFTs. Tari leverages Monero to bring privacy to NFTs. Tari is not a competitor to Ethereum as they are focused on tokenization and not a general smart contract platform.

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  1. Naveen Jain: online marketing and monero miner.
    Dan Teree: ticketing industry.
    Riccardo Spagni: member of the Monero Core Team, the stewards of the Monero Project, and was also the lead maintainer of the Monero and Monero Core projects.

  2. Digital assets include event tickets, in-game items, loyalty points, and cryptonative assets.

  3. Tari is a new open source, digital assets focused blockchain protocol that is being architected as a merge-mined sidechain with Monero.

  4. Monero is to Bitcoin as Tari is to digital assets.

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Dan Teree: ticketing industry.
Riccardo “fluffypony” Spagni: lead maintainer of Monero
Naveen Jain: online marketing and monero miner.

  1. event tickets, in-game items, loyalty points, and cryptonative assets.

  2. Tari is a side chain of Monero.

  3. Ethereum

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