Custos Media Technologies

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Custos Media Technologies uses the Bitcoin blockchain to protect digital media files from piracy by turning downloaders against uploaders. Custos Media Technologies develops cutting edge digital content distribution solutions that allows content owners to distribute, manage, and protect sensitive media.

Custos Media Technologies was spun out of the prestigious New Media research lab at Stellenbosch University, South Africa, in 2013. The underlying technology was invented by an experienced cross-disciplinary team specialising in signal processing, distribution systems, cryptocurrency, machine learning, and media and behavioural economics.

Since then the team has grown to include various experts in the fields of watermarking technology, the economics of piracy, and the use of decentralised systems and the Bitcoin blockchain.

  • Country: South Africa
  • Headquarter: Stellenbosch
  • Type: Financial Services
  • Round: Seed
  • Cost: $0.27 million
  • Date: 8-Apr-2016
  • Investors: Digital Currency Group, Innovus Technology Transfer, Undisclosed angel investor

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