Mirror, the decentralized Ethereum-based blogging platform, opened its doors to the general public after months of vote-only contributions.
Mirror was launched in December 2020 to allow selected writers to post on the decentralized blogging platform. Contributors could access it by getting voted in in weekly competitions using the platform’s native token, WRITE, with just 10 content creators selected per week.
In an announcement on Wednesday, Mirror said it has now removed that system and opened to anyone with an Ethereum address and wallet. Unlike most of the big business blogging platforms that sell content-driven advertising advertising, publishers on Mirror control their own content because it is stored on a decentralized blockchain instead of company servers.
This content is cryptographically secure so that it cannot be altered or corrupted, and users can leave the platform with all of their data if they no longer wish to be a part of it. The Mirror team has developed:
“Mirror has gone from being a tool for copywriters to a full stack Web3 authoring suite for communities and DAOs. “
Posting on Mirror is now open to everyone
Connect your portfolio and start a decentralized blog in seconds. Https://t.co/fWQgr0Ssc4
– Mirror (@viamirror) October 5, 2021
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 participatory financing. Blogs can also be imported from other platforms such as Medium or Substack.
Mirror users can share and fund their own work using the Ethereum address platform and integration.
Blogs can be created as what the platform calls “entry edits,” which are a way for users to create NFTs of content and potentially monetize it.
Industry leaders, such as Ethereum co-founder Vitalik Buterin, and a number of DAOs such as Aave Grants DAO, have used the platform this year to publish content. In July, a documentary on the development of Ethereum used Mirror to raise 1,036 Ether (ETH) from a crowdfunding on the platform.
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Content creators who used Mirror’s previous method of allowing writers to contribute, called WRITE Race, will be offered additional incentives such as staking. The protocol’s native WRITE token, which was granted through the voting system to gain post power on Mirror, has yet to be listed on major websites or tracking exchanges.
The project said it will 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 ticker and allows the typing of synthetic assets.