Originally scheduled for launch in fall 2019, Block.one’s blockchain social media platform Voice briefly went live on July 3.
Voice, a blockchain-based social media project developed by EOS creator Block.One, briefly went live one day before its scheduled launch.
Based on the open source EOSIO protocol, Voice aims to use Blockchain technology to create a trusted social experience, free from bots and fake accounts. Revealed in June 2019, the project uses biometric authentication technology to verify every account, limiting accounts to one-per-person and promising to protect user data.
Voice briefly shows multiple posts
Voice’s main page temporarily displayed several posts from different accounts which featured multiple likes and comments.
As of press time, the website is no longer available. It now displays “Error 1020” instead, which specifies that the website is “using a security service to protect itself from online attacks.”
Cointelegraph reached out to Voice CEO, Salah Zalatimo, to find out more details about the matter. This article will be updated pending any new information.
In early June, Zalatimo announced that the platform is set to roll out on U.S. Independence Day. He noted that only registered users would be able to publish content or engage online.
Blockchain-based social media
After revealing their plans for Voice in June 2019, EOS’ parent firm, Block.One, invested $150 million in Voice during March 2020. The investment was said to provide Voice with resources to operate independently from Block.One.
Numerous blockchain-related social media projects have been released to date. In early May, Cointelegraph reported on an IOTA-powered decentralized social media platform known as Society2. The project aims to allow users to run their own social media sites or apps by running an IOTA node.
Previously, David Gelernter, Yale’s professor of computer science and Goldman Sachs veteran, Rob Rosenthal, revealed plans for a blockchain-based Facebook rival.