Blockchain Social Media Platform Voice Introduced By EOS Developer Block.onebr>
Block.one, the developer of the EOS blockchain, has introduced a new blockchain-based social media platform designed to reward and return control to users.
The new social media platform, called Voice, will be deployed on the EOS Public Blockchain, one of the largest platforms for building decentralized applications (dApps). The platform will reportedly cultivate creation, sharing, discovery and promotion of content on social media platforms by real users, not bots and fake accounts: “Through a truly self-sustaining economy of ideas, users will directly benefit from their ideas and engagement on the platform.”
“The truth is, current social media platforms are designed to use their users,” said Brendan Blumer, CEO of Block.one. “Just look at the business model. Our content. Our data. Our attention. These are all incredibly valuable things. But right now, it’s the platform, not the user, that reaps the reward. By design, they run by auctioning our information to advertisers, pocketing the profit, and flooding our feeds with hidden agendas dictated by the highest bidder. Voice changes that.”
The company said that since the new social media platform is being built on the EOS Public Blockchain, all the interactions taking place on Voice will be public, bringing more transparency to the users.
“Everyone –the user, to contributor, the platform –plays by the same rules. No hidden algorithms, no invisible interests,” said Block.one.
Block.one also announced that it is collaborating with crypto exchange Coinbase to educate its user base on the EOSIO software through the Coinbase Earn program. This “earn as you learn” online course will educate users on the benefits and functionality of EOSIO.