Mirror, a decentralized Ethereum-based blogging protocol, can now be used by anyone. Initially, aspiring users had to be voted in by the existing community. Earlier, new users could only gain access to Mirror by earning enough votes in Mirror’s weekly WRITE Race on Wednesday afternoons. Existing users would have two hours’ worth of time to vote on applicants using the protocol’s WRITE token, making it a popularity contest. The Top 10 finishers in the voting would receive one WRITE token, which they could redeem for a Mirror-hosted .xyz blog.
Mirror enhances the blogging experience as it offers an array of crypto-native features and capabilities. It’s a decentralised protocol that lets users log in and “sign” posts with an Ethereum wallet, plus it uses blockchain-based archive protocol Arweave to “permanently” back up posts boosting their censorship reluctance.
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Moreover, the project has added several more crypto-centric economic elements to enable monetization for users, giving them the ability to offer NFT collectibles, hold auctions, and even launch crowdfunding campaigns.
In July, the creators of an upcoming documentary film about Ethereum raised $1.9 million worth of ETH through a Mirror crowdfunding drive.
With today’s update, the WRITE Race is no longer necessary for publishing via the platform. However, Mirror plans to offer incentives for users who went through that process and are already a part of the platform.
With the recent happenings, the WRITE Race is no longer a must for publishing via Mirror. However, it plans to offer several incentives for users who went through that process and already are a part of the platform.
“Membership attained via $WRITE Race is evolving to represent decision-making power and stake in the future of the Mirror protocol and DAO”
In particular, the decentralised platform has become a popular tool for DAOs or decentralized autonomous organizations. DAO communities largely live within Discord servers, so Mirror provides a decentralized way to publicly share long-form information.
The project further stated that it would be integrating the Ethereum Name Service and introducing new features, such as subscriptions, feeds, and a more enriched editing interface.