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Join Us December 15th! Grant for the Web Skill Share with awardee Nic Wistreich of MOVA

Dear Grant for the Web Community,

We are excited to bring you our next Skill Share community event hosted with awardee Nic Wistreich of MOVA (Monetising Open Video Assets) on Wednesday, December 15, 2021.

To attend this event, please register here:

How can filmmakers connect films with a Payment Pointer and share their Monetization income with cast, crew, influencers & investors automatically?

MOVA (Monetising Open Video Assets) builds on the Payment Pointer accounts at the heart of Web Monetization to register a video file with a pointer, and then distribute income received to it with the right people in the right order.

During this 40 minute Skill Share session, the MOVA team will explain how their project links Web Monetisation with Open Video, demonstrating for the first time two developments:

  • a multi-step, multi-payee revenue sharing system, running inside the open source CiviCRM, that pays out and tracks income. This uses a new human and computer readable syntax, Revenue Sharing Language;

  • a proposed decentralised registry of video fingerprints, matched with Payment Pointers, and other metadata such as Creative Commons license. Entries can be added through a new Mac, Windows and Linux desktop app, which will generate an International Standard Content Code (ISCC) fingerprint of a video, then register it on a shared Holochain database.


  • Welcome (GftW)
  • Introduction to Open Video, MOVA & RSL
  • Nicol Wistreich, project designer,
  • Silvia Schmidt, media lawyer and filmmaker,
  • CiviSplit & CiviCRM Uphold integration Demo
  • Matthew Wire, maintainer of CiviCRM’s Stripe processor, MJW Consulting
  • Introduction to ISCC
  • Titusz Pan, inventor and architect of ISCC,,
  • Introduction & Walkthrough of MOVA (app working title)
  • Connor Turland & Pegah Vaezi, Sprillow, leading Holochain developer, creator of Acorn
  • Questions/discussion

This Skill Share will be recorded.


The ISCC is a new identifier for documents and media offering a lightweight fingerprint that, unlike the hash used by NFTs, recognises the underlying media, despite changes in transcoding, resolution or file size. So a screengrab of a photo should have the same content identifier as the original.

Holochain is a distributed ledger technology that differs from Proof-of-Stake and Proof-of-Work blockchains by having a closed ledger unique to all users of a Holochain App (hApp) – and then uses a 'Gossip Protocol' to establish trust. One of the first public Holochain apps is Acorn, created by Connor and Pegah – who have built the desktop app ISCC generation and registry app for MOVA.

CiviCRM is an open source CRM for non-profits, charities and social enterprises, used by over 11,0000 organisations from Wikimedia to the New York State Senate, and integrating fully with WordPress, Drupal, Backdrop and Joomla.

Open Video Architecture, as established at the New York Open Video Conference in 2009, considers video & rights data, platform and player as potentially separate (similar to the web’s separation of website & DNS, search engine and browser). This could allow groups like independent cinemas, film blogs and film festivals to curate online film spaces around their interests, without having to negotiate the rights with every filmmaker or rightsholder, who need to declare their license terms online just once.

MOVA is a Grant for the Web funded project looking to bring this together. (

We do hope you can join us!

To register go to:

Looking forward to seeing you on December 15!!

The Grant for the Web Team

Oldest comments (2)

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Erica Hargreave

On a plane that morning, so will sadly have to miss this one.

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Chris Lawrence

Will be recorded!