A year ago Voice.com sold for $30 million and became the largest reported domain name only sale of all time.
Block.one purchased the domain name from MicroStrategy. Block.one is the company behind EOS.IO a blockchain powered by the cryptocurrency EOS.
Voice.com will be a new kind of social media platform. The public beta will launch July 4. (you still need to be invited to join).
Decrypt.co wrote, “Voice, the ambitious decentralized social network from the creators of EOS.IO, Block.one, now has a launch date for its public beta: July 4. The platform, which went into private beta in February, will also release an iOS app that verifies the identities of users without government IDs.”
You can sign up and request access at Voice.com. Starting August 15, users can start to invite their friends.
One thing unique about Voice.com will be Voice tokens. From the site:
What are Voice Tokens, and how are they earned?
Voice Tokens are consumable utility tokens that capture the attention of other users; you can spend them on specific content to increase visibility on the platform. Because everyone has the right to be heard, users earn the same amount of Voice Tokens each day. You can earn additional tokens by creating content that other people consume and appreciate. Initially, you can use tokens to purchase space below published content and highlight a “Top Comment”, but Voice Tokens are conceived as the gateway to all forms of promotion and advertising on the platform.
Will you join Voice?
Nope, the site doesn’t seem to offer anything very much. A good domain would do much for them,
I just visited their site after this and we will have to wait to see what the platform evolves to become. Another social media platform in the making.
Lonn Dugan says
“So, I read:
“Voice, the ambitious decentralized social network from the creators of EOS.IO, Block.one, now has a launch date for its public beta: July 4. The platform, which went into private beta in February, will also release an iOS app that verifies the identities of users without government IDs.”
Which left me asking… “to do what?” I had to do more digging than many are likely to do in order to discover a value proposition – which really should be front and center.
Is it just me? Am i the only one who thinks the overall Value Proposition seems to be lacking? I had to guess it might be a dark web version of Facebook? Or ???
There are already lots of ways to go about “creating, distributing, and discovering content.” Whatever you may think of their business models, existing solutions offer larger and more active audiences – which seems to be kind of the point?
I still don’t understand the need for a blockchain version of SM except for a small cadre of peeps who actually understand what they are giving away to the tech giants in exchange for the use of the current social media platforms.
Do enough people care?
frank meester says
I signed up .We need a facebook alternative [and likely a twitter] these 2 are getting out of hand with their sensoreships
In the meantime Block.one, who purchased Voice.com, is being sued for fraud (class action) with regard to their $4bln ICO …: https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/investors-bring-class-action-lawsuit-against-blockone-for-biggest-of-all-crypto-frauds–coin-offering-scam-netted-company-billions-301061047.html
“Block.one paid mere $24 million settlement to the SEC last year, leaving investors worldwide holding the bag for worthless digital asset that Block.one promised would finance a new open-source software; instead, token’s valuation plunged 85%”.
Fools’ money … 😀
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