EOS.IO Based Voice Social Media Platform Has Public Launch

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Sat, 07/04/2020 - 14:59
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Vladislav Sopov
Salah Michael Zalatimo, CEO of an EOS.IO-based social media platform called Voice, announced its official launch today.
EOS.IO Based Voice Social Media Platform Has Public Launch
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The official keynote by Salah Michael Zalatimo states that Voice launched several months before it was previously scheduled due to the ‘things’ that ‘changed’.

Voice Says, ‘Hello world!’

As of today, the EOS.IO-based social media platform Voice is live and available to readers worldwide. However, only registered users can publish content.

Voice social media has launched today
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To join the pool of registered Voice publishers, users are asked to request for ‘early access’ from the team's administration. In the next stage, the friends’ invitation function will go live. Beginning August 15th, everyone who requested early access will be able to recommend Voice registration to his/her friends and build communities.

Numerous upgrades to the Voice interface and performance may follow in the Fall. Previously, Block.one's team planned to launch Voice a few months later, but ‘the world changed’ and the terms of release were reconsidered.

However, the main goal of the new product remains unchanged. It is designed to help people take social media away from Big Tech, ‘putting humans first’ according to welcome post by the project's leader. 

Controversial Release

The iOS application for the Voice platform is also available in the App Store. Thus, this release may acquaint people with the interface and toolkit of an unusual social network.

The release hasn’t come without problems. As previously reported by U.Today, EOS enthusiasts noticed that Voice users’ posts were available weeks before the official launch.

The project was criticized for its cumbersome know your customer (KYC) checks, which are required to operate its token rewards mechanism. Moreover, users from different countries claimed that the system recognized their attempts to open the Voice website as a DDoS-attack, preventing them from their first interaction with the EOS.IO-based social platform.

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2,500,000 Ethers Locked in Ethereum 2.0 Deposit Contract as ETH Rejected From $1,250

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Fri, 01/15/2021 - 18:02
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Vladislav Sopov
Ethereum 2.0 enthusiasts deposited whopping sum in its contract launched six weeks ago
2,500,000 Ethers Locked in Ethereum 2.0 Deposit Contract as ETH Rejected From $1,250
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While crypto markets are trying to get out of the most painful correction in this bullish cycle, the Ethereum 2.0 deposit contract accomplishes another crucial milestone.

ETH2 deposit contract surpasses $3,000,000,000 level

According to leading Ethereum network observer Etherscan, the Ethereum 2.0 deposit contract (0x00000000219ab540356cBB839Cbe05303d7705Fa) allocated more than 2.5 million Ethers. New 32-ETH stakes are transferred to it every minute.

ETH2 deposit contract breaks above $3B
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As the correction of the Ethereum (ETH) price ended, ETH is changing hands at $1,225: the $1,250 level was too difficult for bulls to conquer. Meanwhile, even at press time, it is worth almost $40,000 to join the club of Ethereum 2.0 stakers.

Therefore, the USD-denominated value of assets locked in the contract surpassed $3 billion for the first time ever and keeps surging.

It should be noted that Ethereum 2.0’s deposit contract went live on Dec. 1, 2020, heralding the start of ETH2 Pase Zero or Beacon Chain, the inaugural stage of Ethereum 2.0.

Ethereum 2.0 “entry tickets” become really expensive

At press time, more than 52,267 addresses transferred money to the deposit contract.

Ironically, Black Thursday in Crypto (March 13, 2020) was the most convenient time to join Ethereum 2.0 staking with Ether at $95. Today, Ethereum (ETH) enthusiasts should pay 13 times more to have a minimum amount of Ethers required for staking.

Ethereum 2.0 is a proof of stake (PoS) iteration of the Ethereum (ETH) protocol. It replaces mining by staking and splits the whole Ethereum (ETH) network into several interconnected sub-chains (shards).

According to Staking Rewards analytical dashboard, annualized rewards for ETH staking are estimated between 10.4 and 10.6 percent.

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