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What is Voice?

Voice is a transparent, rewards-based social network for creating, distributing, and discovering content. It aims to foster a new and trusted experience through identity authentication and transparent database infrastructure. Voice is built by and for its users. Most value is returned back to its community through Voice Tokens, a utility token that can be earned and consumed to acquire the attention of other users on the network.

Updated on: February 4th, 2020

What makes Voice technologically unique?

Voice leverages the open-source EOSIO protocol and the inherent characteristics of blockchain technology: security and auditability. Through Voice, we promote trusted and transparent social interactions, as well as visibility into the way the platform promotes content.

Updated on: February 13th, 2020

What are Voice Tokens, and how are they earned?

Voice Tokens are consumable utility tokens that capture the attention of other users; you can spend them on specific content to increase visibility on the platform. Because everyone has the right to be heard, users earn the same amount of Voice Tokens each day. You can earn additional tokens by creating content that other people consume and appreciate. Initially, you can use tokens to purchase space below published content and highlight a “Top Comment”, but Voice Tokens are conceived as the gateway to all forms of promotion and advertising on the platform.

Updated on: May 1st, 2020

How is promotion and advertising different on Voice than on other social media?

Voice Tokens live on a blockchain ledger which enables unprecedented levels of transparency into the databases in which they are stored, including promotion and advertising throughout the platform. By enabling users to see who and how much is behind promoted content, it makes promotion more engaging and less manipulative. This auditable transparency also extends into the distribution and consumption of Voice Tokens that are earned by authors and users, and spent by those seeking promotion.

Updated on: February 4th, 2020

What about the social media users who are more passive, and primarily just consume content? Why would they switch over to Voice?

Real users. Real content. Real value. Voice is designed for consumers and creators of content alike. Every user on Voice will have the power to influence which pieces of content garner the most visibility, and to ensure this, all verified users will receive an equal base amount of Voice Tokens each day. We believe everyone’s opinion matters, and the Voice Token is how we ensure that it truly does.

Updated on: February 1st, 2020

How do you promote content with Voice Tokens?

Each post on Voice has the opportunity to be “Voiced”. This means a member can use Voice Tokens on the post and control the top comment. This action offers a reward to the content creator and brings more visibility to the post, as well. At that time, the member’s Voice Tokens are spent on the post. If someone else offers more Voice Tokens to take control of the top comment spot on a specified article, the previous bidder loses control of that spot. However, the previous bidder is rewarded with more Voice Tokens than they originally spent. They can then decide if they would like to place a new bid for the spot to regain control.

Updated on: February 11th, 2020

What is Voice doing differently from other social platforms that have failed to address fake news, bullying, and manipulation? How is the content going to be moderated?

The large scale attacks and manipulation that takes place on current social media platforms, is due in large part to the inability to be attributed content to end-users, therefore fostering a rampant environment for fake, commercialized, and manipulative content and behavior. Voice users are verified real identities, and designed to dramatically decrease the prevalence of fake accounts and illegitimate content through the ability to attribute everything to a specific person. 

Moderation is still a concern and the rules governing its application generally rest beyond the controls of platform operators, and in the hands of regulators and applicable laws. As a company we believe in freedom of speech, and will prioritize that value while operating within the constraints of all laws and regulations. 

We’d like to enable decentralized content distribution and moderation in the future, but for phase one, we are primarily focused on delivering core functionality that can be expanded upon in lots of exciting ways.

Updated on: February 1st, 2020

Will all users of Voice be required to verify their identity?

For everything other than content consumption, yes. Authenticity is fundamental to bringing alignment to social media, and identity verification will ensure that every account belongs to a real person. Verified identity help to eliminate bots, fake news, and the other negative experiences plaguing existing social platforms caused by mal actors hiding behind anonymity and commercial interests, and enables compliant deeper level engagement with the tokenized economy. We are not oblivious to the hurdles required to achieve this, but know the transformative experience it unlocks is worth it, and are focused on making the process as streamlined and easy as possible.

Updated on: February 1st, 2020

What is the Voice Blog?

Transparency is at the heart of everything we do. As we continue to build Voice, we want our community to see firsthand the struggles, successes, and steps we’re taking to deliver Voice.

Updated on: February 13th, 2020

When will Voice be available?

An initial invite only version of Voice was released on February 14th, 2020. You can request access at Voice.com to stay up to date on the latest developments. While the initial release of Voice will be English only and include a limited feature set, we want to make it available to as many people as possible to begin experiencing the direction, and provide feedback. We encourage you to join us by requesting access here, if you have not done so already.

Updated on: May 1st, 2020

Where will Voice be hosted?

While Voice is in a highly iterative state, it will be run on a purpose-made EOSIO blockchain. In time, we would like Voice to leverage the EOS Public Blockchain, and potentially others that can meet the performance and governance demands of Voice.

Updated on: May 1st, 2020

What countries will Voice be available to at initial launch?

Voice is designed to be a global community welcoming different experiences and cultures, and that’s what we’re building for. As we work toward that goal, Voice will initially launch in English, and in as many countries where it is feasible to do so in the timeframe to launch. As we progress and optimize Voice for local languages, standards, and regulatory landscapes, we aim to continue to increase the accessibility for users in different countries and languages around the world. We will continue to update the community on the timelines and any challenges facing the rollout in our Voice Blog, as it is our intention to quickly extend invitations as far and wide as possible.

Updated on: May 1st, 2020

Interested in working on Voice?

If you’re interested in working on Voice, we invite you to apply! For more information and a list of open positions, visit our Careers page.

Updated on: February 13th, 2020

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