Exploring EOS is a podcast all about the cryptocurrency project EOS. This is blockchain 2.0 and we are going to explore it together. EOS was built by famed crypto developer and blockchain engineer Dan Larimer. It has a promising set of features that allow it to scale better than any blockchain on the market. It uses less electricity and has ridiculously fast transactions compared to bitcoin and ethereum. This is not your average altcoin! EOS block producers will launch and run the network which is different than other crypto mining. The actual software to run the blockchain was developed by block.one which is a company run by Brendan Blumer. Exploring EOS is not affiliated with block.one, we just love the project! EOS is ethereum on steroids! It's a bitcoin killer! If you want to learn more about EOS or build a dapp, come and join me in Exploring EOS. Decentralize Everything!
41 – Distributed Social Media Concept
Decentralized social media is a hot topic due to censorship, tracking and control of the likes of Facebook and Twitter. With the release of Voice.com, I’d like to suggest another approach. I think Voice will be amazing and would compliment what I’m suggesting here by providing verified users. However, I think that what I’m suggesting here will be orders of magnitude more decentralized and censorship resistant than other things out there.
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Decentralized Protocol Not Just Blockchain
The internet is built on some fundamental decentralized protocols. Examples of this are email, tcp/ip, rss, podcasts, wordpress? The distinction I’d like to make here is that a protocol, in this sense, is something that anyone can run and is compatible with anyone else running it.
Take email, for example. I can set up a mail server on my computer at home. I can rent a server and run the mail server there. Or I can use a more centralized version such as gmail. All of these set-up use the same protocol and worth with each other. There are levels of decentralization and yes there’s some censorship by Email Service Providers, like gmail, but that is seen as a feature/benefit (spam filtering) that allows users to make a choice.
Having a decentralized protocol (like rss) that interacts with a blockchain, rather than having it all run on a blockchain is the best scenario.
Now, imagine open-source software, like wordpress that can be self hosted or hosted en masse. This software allows you to post content to a feed but it also allows you to read the feeds of others and comment/like the content of others.
So kind of like twitter as a protocol rather than twitter as a walled garden.
Add to that blockchain, crypto and
If Wordpress, TRSST and EOS had a Baby
Wordpress, as many people know, is both open-source publishing software (wordpress.org) and a hosted blogging platform (wordpress.com). Using a model similar to wordpress would have huge decentralization benefits. As outlined above, it would be more of a protocol that could be self-hosted or hosted. The difference for social would be that the software would include publishing and reading/aggregating. That’s something wordpress doesn’t currently do.
TRSST was an idea from 2013 that had a lot of traction starting out - raising $65k on kickstarter. I’ve checked in on the project every once in a while since I heard about it but it seems to have fizzled out due to lack of follow-through. The concept was to combine an RSS feed publisher with an RSS feed reader along with cryptography and bitcoin then mix it all together as an open-source, self-hosted twitter-like service with greater security. Their website is sadly no-longer but you can see their github and kickstarter. Here’s their whitepaper.
Using RSS was a great idea because it makes it backwards compatible with much of the web.
So, this concept is to have an open-source software that publishes like wordpress and reads like google reader.
40 – B1June Announcements with Chaney Moore
Friend of the show, Chaney Moore, went to the much anticipated and hyped B1June event. He returns to the show to tell us about his experience and explain the announcements! https://eos.io/strategic-vision/
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39 – Streaming Music & Supporting Artists on EOS with Emanate
Emanate is a self-governing music ecosystem built on the EOS platform. You can claim EMT tokens at their website and sign up for their alpha account.
38 – First Government on a Blockchain! Liberland Chooses EOSIO
"The Free Republic of Liberland welcomes all members of the EOS community and other blockchain projects to participate in building a true decentralized and free country."
Links: https://cryptodaily.co.uk/2019/04/liberland-initiates-decentralized-autonomous-government-with-eosio https://ghostbustersx.io/ https://twitter.com/bytemaster7/status/1120866881483739136 https://twitter.com/Liberland_org
37 – Snax EOSIO Sisterchain for Social Rewards
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36 – Claim Your PEOS tokens NOW for Private, Untraceable Transactions on EOS
Deadline is April 25th 2019!
Be sure to claim your peos tokens! You can send a small amount of peos to exploringeos to claim your tokens and give a small donation :)
Or go to https://peos.one