This week Voice was pleased to welcome The Writer Company, a group of writers who focus on the intersection of cryptocurrency, technology, and society, to the Voice platform.
Cryptowriter is one of the first formal communities on Voice. Rabecca Chung, product manager at Voice, shared some thoughts about creating communities on Voice. “In the spirit of Voice, we’re moving quickly to build the platform you deserve – and that starts with onboarding a great group of writers into our mix.”
Many of you are already familiar with Cryptowriter as they started under the EOSwriter brand over a year ago.
“After launching eoswriter.io it didn’t take long to realize the power of community-driven publications. We’ve always felt that the major crypto news publications were outsiders looking in, and their reporters never fully understood some of the nuances of what they were reporting on. So over the last year, Sean and I have worked to find a way to expand beyond EOSwriter, and empower community experts from different crypto communities with the freedom to share their big ideas and write about the things they’re passionate about. We want Cryptowriter on Voice to provide readers with a colorful experience, different from the majority of “stuffy” crypto publications in existence, and we’ve recruited an incredibly talented community of writers to provide just that. With Cryptowriter we want to create an atmosphere suited for building bridges between communities, instead of putting up walls.”, Kenny Lienhard, CEO The Writer Company.
Initially, Cryptowriter will feature and develop five sub-communities each with its own community manager who will act as gatekeeper, responsible for guiding community content output and growth:
- Cryptowriter (news, top community content, big ideas, weekly features covering popular topics like DeFi, NFTs, TA, etc.)
- BTCwriter (Bitcoin news, community insights)
- EOSwriter (EOS news, community insights)
- ETHwriter (Ethereum news, community insights)
- Cryptopopcorn (humor, edgy)
“In the wash of unexceptional, stuffy, and forced content that floods the majority of crypto media outlets, Cryptowriter shifts the tide by empowering community experts with the freedom to share their remarkable work and biggest ideas. By combining quick-hitting news with a colorful collection of thought-provoking content, Cryptowriter looks to provide a compelling experience that will not only keep readers informed, but will expand their minds in the process,” The Writer Company said in their Letter from the Co-Founders.
For a taste of what might be to come, here are a few writers who have made their debut.
And how about Max Ferlatte, aka MaxShill’s, first introduction of Cryptopopcorn? With headings like “Proven Fact : EOS will surpass 10 trillion market cap by 2030,” and “Best Blockchain Tech in the History of the Human Race,” there’s no doubt, as the article thumbnail proclaims, that “MAX IS RIGHT! Dont Think. Just believe.” Check out the appropriately titled article EOS 10+ Trillion Market Cap by 2030 Confirmed for some light humoured fun.
As the Voice community features are yet to be complete, follow the Cryptowriter on Twitter to ensure you don’t miss any posts. And if you’re interested in contributing, register to become a Crytowriter.
Want to learn more about Voice and how you can get involved? Check out “What’s Up?”, a series of posts explaining how the various product elements of Voice work. In the series, they’ll “cover a variety of topics, including features that are already live and those to come in months ahead,” and invite you to leave questions or feedback in the comments. Last week’s post covered Voice News Feeds. This week’s edition is all about the Voice It feature, one of our personal favourites. Using the Top Voice and Top Comment, you can direct readers to your profile or content that you would like to showcase. Most importantly, the feature gives you the ability to earn curator rewards.
For those looking for a quick summary, here it goes:
Voice It earnings
To become Top Voice, you compete in the Voice It bidding process. In each round of Voice It, the amount of the next bid increases by about 30%.
There are two types of earnings currently associated with Voice It:
- Creator earnings are the Voice Tokens authors receive when someone Voices It on their post.
- Curator earnings are the Voice Tokens curators receive when they have been outvoiced.
The first time a post is Voiced, 100% of the Voice It amount (that is, 1 Voice token) goes to the author of the post. When there’s a new Top Voice, the previous Top Voice is refunded 100% of their Voice It amount. The rest is divided as follows:
- A third goes to the post author.
- A third goes to the previous Top Voice.
- The remainder is burned (that is, taken out of circulation).
Go and check out the article for an in-depth run-down on the feature.
We also wanted to take this opportunity to inform you that our very own Daniel Keyes, COO at EOS Nation, was fortunate enough to get access to Voice this week and is looking forward to test out the platform extensively! Word of caution from Daniel “The selfie you take during the registration process to verify you’re a human is also used as your profile picture – and there’s currently no way to change it. Be prepared!” Go and give Daniel some love by following @keyes on Voice.
But the ability to edit your profile picture is coming by the end of August, according to Voice CEO, Salah Zalatimo. They’re building a feature that ensures profile pictures match the identity of the verified user picture provided at signup. We’re looking forward to that – hopefully just in time for the expansion of the platform to new users on August 15. That’s when Voice will open up the ability to invite your friends to join Voice, which is currently only available to users who’ve been invited by the Voice team.