On October 6, Mirror, the decentralized Ethereum-based blogging platform, announced that it would accept any contributor as long as they hold an Ethereum wallet.
Mirror was launched in December 2020 to provide a decentralized platform for publishing their work. Back then, contributors had to be voted on for using the WRITE token in weekly contests, and only ten writers were selected each week.
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In the announcement, Mirror said it had removed the old system where contributors were to be elected and opened the platform to anyone wishing to post content. The only requirement being an Ethereum wallet address.
The mirror team elaborated by saying:
“Mirror has gone from being a tool for copywriters to a full stack Web3 authoring suite for communities and DAOs. “
Publishers control their content on Mirror
Most of the major blogging platforms sell advertising to the traffic generated by the publisher’s content and share the profits with the publishers. When it comes to Mirror, publishers control their content and the platform does not sell it in any way.
Content posted to Mirror is stored on a decentralized blockchain network rather than on a company’s server as is the case with most blogging platforms. The content is cryptographically encrypted and[publishersdonothavetoworryaboutcopyrightissuessinceanycontentmaynotbeeditedorcorrupted[publishersdonothavetoworryaboutcopyrightissuessincethecontentcannotbemodifiedorcorrupted[leséditeursn’ontpasàs’inquiéterdesproblèmesdedroitsd’auteurpuisquelecontenunepeutpasêtremodifiéoucorrompu[publishersdonothavetoworryaboutcopyrightissuessincethecontentcannotbemodifiedorcorrupted
More importantly, publishers also have the freedom to leave the platform with all of their data if they feel like they don’t want to be part of the platform.
Blog on Mirror
The only requirement for a publisher to post content to Mirror is an Ethereum wallet address.
Once an ETH wallet is connected, publishers can start creating content and embedding media blocks ranging from iFrames, videos, NFTs, social media posts like tweets, crowdfunding and auctions. .
Users can also import blogs from other platforms such as Substack and Medium.
More importantly, bloggers can create their blogs as “entry posts” which are NFTs of content and potentially monetize them.
Mirror has been used by industry leaders and DAOs
Industry leaders like Ethereum co-founder Vitalik Buterin and several Decentralized Autonomous Organizations (DAOs) like Aave Grants DAO have used Mirror to publish content.
In July of this year, a documentary on the development of Ethereum used Mirror to raise 1,036 ETH through a crowdfunding.
Mirror also said it will integrate Ethereum Name Service (ENS) along with other new features such as feeds, an editing interface, and improved subscriptions.
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