The Ethereum-based decentralized blogging platform Mirror opened its doors to the public after months of contributing solely on a vote-based basis.
Mirror was launched in December 2020 to allow selected authors to post on the decentralized blogging platform. Contributors could gain access by voting in weekly contests using the platform’s native token. TO WRITE, with only 10 selected content creators per week.
In an announcement on Wednesday, Mirror stated that it has now removed this system and opened it to anyone with an Ethereum address and wallet.Unlike most major commercial blogging platforms that sell advertisements to the traffic generated by the content, Mirror editors control their own content as a it is stored on a decentralized blockchain instead of on corporate servers.
This content is cryptographically secure so that it cannot be modified or damaged, and users can leave the platform with all of their data if they no longer want to be part of it.Â The Mirror team developed:
“Mirror has grown from a writing tool to a full-stack Web3 creative suite for communities and DAO.”
Publishing on Mirror is now open to everyone
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Mirror posts are now open to everyone
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Once an Ethereum wallet is connected, users can start creating content and embedding media blocks such as videos, iFrames, social media posts, non-fungible tokens (NFTs), auctions and crowdfunds. Blogs can also be imported from other platforms, such as Medium or Substack.
Mirror users can share and fund their own work through the Ethereum platform and address integration.
Blogs can be referred to as what the platform calls “post issues” Create and potentially monetize content NFT.
Industry leaders like Ethereum co-founder Vitalik Buterin and various DAOs like Aave Grants DAO have used the platform to post content this year.Â In July, a documentary about the development of Ethereum used Mirror to raise 1,036 Ether (ETH) from a crowdfund on the platform.
Content creators who used the previous mirror method to allow authors to participate, called the WRITE Race, are offered additional incentives such as staking. The protocol’s native WRITE token granted through the voting system to gain publishing power on Mirror, It has not yet been listed on the major tracking websites or exchanges.
The project stated that it would integrate the Ethereum Name Service and introduce new features such as subscriptions, feeds and an improved editing interface.
It should not be confused with the decentralized financial protocol called Mirror Finance, which uses the MIR token symbol and allows synthetic assets to be minted.