Launched in Nov 2019, LikeCoin chain is a public blockchain tailor-made for content publishing. Built on top of Cosmos SDK, it operates under a permissionless, Bonded Proof-of-Stake (BPoS) mechanism. Transactions and data can be browsed on Big Dipper explorer.
Join as a validator to help decentralize publishing and earn LikeCoin.
The heart of Decentralized Publishing is decentralized registry powered by ISCN, a specification we drafted in collaboration with the industry.
Borrowed from the concept of ISBN for books, ISCN is a unique identifier assigned to content such as articles and images, and comes with metadata such as author, publisher, content address, license terms and creation footprint. Stored on LikeCoin chain, ISCN is immutable and censorship resilient. The content, on the other hand, is stored on IPFS for tamper resistance and peer-to-peer distribution.
By simply attaching a LikeCoin button beneath your content and without setting up a paywall, every Like by readers is turned into measurable rewards in LikeCoin tokens.
The Civic Liker movement encourages readers to contribute USD5/mo to reward creativity and journalism, while the matching fund, distributed according to the Likes of all users, doubles the rewarding pool. With decentralized rewards, every Like counts.
Apart from rewarding creators as a Liker, readers may go further to become a Content Jockey.
Content Jockeys help distribute creative stories and insightful commentaries with Super Likes, which are purposely designed to be scarce to cut out noise from signals. When a story gets popular, LikeCoin's unique distribution footprint rewards both creator and Content Jockey, creating an all win situation for the content ecosystem.
Not only is LikeCoin token a reward to creators and Content Jockeys, it also serves doubly as the governing token for the decentralized autonomous organization (DAO), namely the Republic of Liker Land.
Likers participate in liquid democracy by delegating their LikeCoin tokens to validators they trust, and freely switch among them without a fixed term of office. Issues such as default Content Jockeys, inflation rate and protocol updates require passing a corresponding proposal by the Republic.
LikeCoin is used by various platforms to decentralize publishing and has cultivated a vibrant community. As of August 2020, Republic of Liker Land has 80,076+ Likers, 289,923+ content by 11,040+ creators on 1200+ media.
Liker Land is a reader, passport, and wallet in one mobile app. Its unique daily content feed is 100% humanly curated by Content Jockyes you trust. With the innovative Super Like feature, Liker Land traces distribution footprint and rewards both Creators and Content Jockeys to cultivate a healthy content ecosystem.
Liker Land also features an extension for major browsers on computers. Users may save any web page to reading list and access from Liker Land app or website for future reference.
LikeCoin button was first released on WordPress as a plugin in 2018. It allows creators to install and attach to websites and blogs. The button is connected to the LikeCoin reward mechanism and turn each Like into an actual reward. As of May 2020, it has more than 1000 active installations.
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