Web3 BooksFrom ye Olde Minting Press
Publishing Reimagined
Cryptoversal Books advocates for authors and their right to set their compensation and enforce their secondary royalties, free from the dictates of centralized gatekeepers and middlemen.
We help readers to discover innovative digital editions of delightful works that are destined to become treasured heirlooms.
And we prioritize environmental sustainability, diverse representation, equitable redistribution of resources, and inclusive access to technology.
As Web3 Publishing rapidly develops, Cryptoversal Books strives to stay in the vanguard of innovation with best practices in presentation, flexibility, and durability.
With flipbooks, a book or book excerpt presents as flippable pages. The flipbook can be viewed from any web browser within a supporting marketplace, blogging platform, or website.
Our second-generation PageDAO Minting Press allows optional gating, where the content of a book beyond its publicly available sample can only be seen by logged-in holders of the NFT.
The Cryptoversal Books flipbook collection was inaugurated in March 2023 with the issuance of a Gutenberg Bible on the Optimism blockchain.
Darkblock Enhanced
Early NFT books were either ungated or placed encrypted assets behind a centralized token gate, belying the Web3 ethos. If anything should happen to the database, platform, app, or well-intentioned gatekeeper of a book, its contents could become inaccessible.
Cryptoversal Books uses the Darkblock protocol to provide decentralized encryption and decryption of digital assets. This minimizes potential points of failure, making the book as durable as possible. Content may include multiple ebook and audiobook files as well as bonus content, such as images or video, and the books are upgradable with additional content over time. Digital assets are stored on Arweave for maximum durability, allowing these books to become true digital heirlooms that should endure for generations.
Currently, ye Olde Cryptoversal Minting Press mints to the Optimism blockchain, but we expect the third-generation minter to add additional options for cross-chain content.
Darkblock-encrypted content is supported on the Ethereum, Polygon, Solana, Avalanche, and Tezos blockchains.
In addition to Web3 books, Cryptoversal has also pioneered preorder tokens, NFT-based subscription services, and NFT-authenticated physical books. Feel free to contact us with your needs.
Cryptoversal Books is a signatory to the Crypto Climate Accord, and endorses the Digital Public Goods Charter and Global Digital Rights Charter. We minimize our carbon footprint and use carbon offsets to make a net-positive impact on the atmosphere.
Web3 author and proponent of sustainability, representation, equitable distribution of resources, and inclusive access to technology.