Mirror, an Ethereum-based decentralized blogging platform, has now opened its doors to the public. It was previously closed to voting-based contributions for months.
Mirror was launched December 2020 to allow selected writers to post on the decentralized blogging platform. You can vote for contributors in weekly competitions with the native token WRITE. Only ten content creators are selected each week.
Mirror announced on October 6 that it had removed this system and was now open to anyone with an Ethereum wallet and address. Mirror publishers have control over their content unlike most commercial blogs that sell advertising through traffic generated from content. Instead of being stored on company servers, it stores it on a decentralized blockchain.
The content of the platform is cryptographically secured so it cannot be altered or corrupted. Users can also exit the platform with all their data if you no longer want to be part of it. The Mirror team explained:
“Mirror has evolved from a tool for writers to a full-stack web3 creative suite for communities and DAOs.”Publishing on Mirror is Now Open to All Connect your wallet and start a decentralized blog in seconds.https://t.co/fWQgr0Ssc4
— Mirror (@viamirror) October 5, 2021
After an Ethereum wallet has been connected, users can begin creating content and embedding media block such as videos and iFrames. You can also import blogs from Substack or Medium.
Mirror users have the ability to share and finance their work through the platform and integration of Ethereum addresses.
Blogs can be created as “Entry Editions”, which the platform refers to as a way for users create NFTs of content, and possibly monetize them.
Vitalik Buterin (ethernet co-founder) and several DAOs, such as Aave Grants DAO, have used the platform to publish content this year. Mirror was used by a documentary on the development of Ethereum to raise 1,036 Ethereum from a crowdfund.
Related: Ethereum documentary featuring Vitalik Anderin raises $1.9M within 3 Days
Mirror’s old method of allowing contributors to content, the WRITE Race (or Content Creators), will now be eligible for additional incentives, such as staking. Although the protocol’s native WRITE token was granted by Mirror’s voting system, it has not yet been listed on major tracking sites or exchanges.
It stated that it would integrate the Ethereum Name Service (ENS), and introduce new features like subscriptions, feeds and an improved editing interface.
It should not be confused with Mirror Finance, which uses the MIR ticker and allows the creation of synthetic assets.
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