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    How We Worked With Centrifuge And The Maker Foundation To Advance $60,000 Worth Of Spotify Revenue

    At DeFi Summit London, Paperchain & Centrifuge leveraged funding from the Maker Foundation, one of the teams contributing to the Maker Protocol, a decentralized finance protocol, to advance US$60,035 in Spotify revenue to a Paperchain record label customer.

    Author: David Gogel (Paperchain)
    Editor: Daniel Dewar (Paperchain)

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    Listen now — Paperchain founder Daniel Dewar interviewed on The Future of What podcast

    On the latest episode of The Future of What podcast, Paperchain founder Daniel Dewar talks with Music Biz Association’s Portia Sabin about our effort to speed up payments to labels and artists.

    Listen on Spotify or listen here where all good podcasts are available.

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    Paperchain, Centrifuge, Maker Foundation Perform World First, Real-Time Advance of $60,000 USD in Spotify Revenue Using Decentralized Finance

    • At DeFi Summit London, Paperchain and Centrifuge leveraged decentralized finance protocols to advance $60,000 USD in Spotify revenue to a Paperchain record label customer;
    • While media consumption has shifted to streaming and on demand models, the revenue and payments process hasn’t changed;
    • Revenue from a Spotify stream can take 3 months to reach a record label; 6 months to reach an artist. $100 billion USD sits trapped in 90 day accounts receivables across the wider digital media industry;
    • The advance was issued live on stage using Centrifuge’ Tinlake finance application, and was originated in less than 30 minutes at a transaction cost of less than $3 USD;
    • Decentralized Finance (DeFi) has the potential to disrupt traditional financing and secured lending products through programmatic, data-driven asset creation, and low origination costs;
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    Hiring Data Engineer (Go, GCP, SQL, Python). Remote OK.

    Paperchain is an early-stage startup building real-time revenue forecasting and financial tools for the digital media industry using unique applications of data science and blockchain technology.

    We’re looking for a Data Engineer to come in and help build our data pipeline foundations at Paperchain. This is a contractor role with the plan to transition into a full-time role. The core team functions remotely with HQ being in New York and our CTO in Berlin.

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    Paperchain Selected as 2019 Midemlab finalist.

    Paperchain has been selected as a finalist for the 2019 Midemlab competition!

    Marking its 12th edition, Midemlab seeks out the most promising international startups developing new technologies aiming to reshape the music industry.

    Paperchain will feature at this year’s Midem, taking place in Cannes, from 4-7 June.

    If you’re going to Midem this year — please connect with Dan ( and Dave ( to organize a time to meet.