Block.one, a blockchain software firm has launched Voice, a blockchain-based social media site which rewards its users.
“The truth is, current social media platforms are designed to use their users,” said Brendan Blumer, CEO of Block.one.
Voice will 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.
Block.one will launch the Voice platform on the EOS Public Blockchain which runs on the EOSIO protocol, means that interactions on Voice will be public, allows for transparency to be a core part of the experience. Everyone –the user, to contributor, the platform –plays by the same rules. No hidden algorithms, no invisible interests.
Block.one’s first product, EOSIO, was a global initiative to build a more scalable, secure and flexible blockchain framework that would enable people to reimagine, rebuild and restore trust in the systems enterprises and users rely on today. As a result, the multitude of networks built on the EOSIO software are consistently the most used public blockchain platforms in the world, accounting for upwards of 70% of all blockchain activity.
With its Version 2 release, EOSIO is also now the first blockchain protocol to adopt WebAuthn authentication standards to bring greater security and usability to applications built on the EOSIO platform. These enhancements are in line with Block.one’s commitment to driving mass adoption of blockchain through applications developed for use in business and everyday life.
To bolster its security, privacy and ease-of-use, Block.one is implementing support for hardware security keys, such as the YubiKey from Yubico, built into EOSIO Version 2. Block.one and Yubico are working towards a common set of goals which encourage innovation and provide security and privacy at scale.
Block.one has also jointly announced a collaboration with Coinbase to educate its user base on the EOSIO software through their Coinbase Earn program.