The awaited blockchain-based social media project, Voice, developed by EOS creator Block.One, went live a day earlier before its scheduled launch date.
Based on the open source EOSIO protocol, Voice aims to employ Blockchain technology to make a trusted social experience, free from bots and faux accounts. Revealed earlier in June last year, the project uses biometric identification technology to verify every account, limiting accounts to one-per-person and promising to guard user data.
Voice Is Now Available For Users
Voice’s website is presently live displaying several posts from different accounts that featured multiple likes and comments. The website is “using a Security Service to guard itself from online attacks.”
Earlier in June, Zalatimo revealed that the platform is about to roll out on the day of United States Independence Day. He also added that only registered users would be able to publish content or engage online for now.
Other Social Media Projects Based On Blockchain
After explaining the idea of their plans for Voice earlier in June last year, EOS’ parent firm, Block.One, invested $150 Mln in Voice within March 2020. The investment was said to offer Voice with resources to work independently from Block.One.
Several blockchain-related social media projects are released so far. In early May, an IOTA-powered decentralized social media platform referred to as Society2 was also launched. The project aims to permit users to run their own social media sites or applications by using an IOTA node.
Previously, David Gelernter, Yale’s professor of C.S. and Goldman Sachs veteran, Rob Rosenthal, also shared plans for a blockchain-based Facebook rival to be launched soon.