After Mirror was opened to the public, ECN also opened up the experience of publishing content on web3. This article integrates two articles about Mirror, one introduces its core principles and development progress, and the other introduces its web3 tools in general. Hope to open readers built in Ethernet Square imagine the web3 world.
Mirror is open to everyone
Connect your wallet and start a decentralized blog right away
Last December, Mirror launched its first product: a decentralized content publishing protocol. In the past year, we have also launched crowdfunding (crowdfunding), auction (aution), NFT Editions and shared revenue (splits) tools and governance products. Mirror has evolved from an author tool to a full-stack web3 creative kit for the community and DAO.
We believe more than ever that every creative project starts with a story. Our goal is to make Mirror the best place to share your story with the world and build a highly engaged community around it, supported by world-class encryption native tools.
We open the decentralized content publishing function on Mirror to anyone with an Ethereum address. Anyone can start writing after connecting to their wallet.
Why is decentralized content publishing important? We believe that the core principles guiding the development of Mirror can answer this question:
Identity and data are owned by the user
When you use Mirror, you log in with your Ethereum wallet instead of your username and password. This means that your account is owned by you and built on a public blockchain instead of a centralized database. All data published on Mirror is encrypted and signed by users and stored in permanent decentralized storage (Arweave). This means that the data will not be corrupted or modified by the service provider in question or malicious parties. Permanent storage means you don’t need to rely on the Mirror team to ensure the durability or integrity of your content. Most importantly, encryption security and permanent data ensure that users can safely exit the platform if the platform no longer meets their needs or does not match their needs.
The cryptocurrency track opens a new business model
Online publishing promotes large-scale interaction, but it has always been well known that it is difficult to achieve sustainable profitability. Because Mirror is built on Ethereum, it natively supports new cryptocurrency native business models around tokens and NFTs. For example, articles on Mirror can be cast as Entry Editions so that they can be collected at different price points while the content is still accessible to everyone. Entry Edition allows authors to monetize their work without setting up a paywall. At Mirror, we firmly believe that high-quality, popular content is very valuable, and early Entry Editions experiments have verified this theory.
Every DAO needs a home
If DAO does not have a credit card in the real world, how can it launch a website or visit a cloud service provider? Many DAOs have vibrant communities and large amounts of funds, but they are not recognized as first-class entities by web2’s creativity and development tool ecology. Every cryptocurrency native entity needs a website, and Mirror allows any DAO to have a website with a multi-signature wallet function, thus starting the journey of sharing their stories with the world. In a sense, Mirror bridges a web3 entity into the idea propagation mode of web2. This is critical to the success of the DAO, because most readers are still using web2 platforms like Twitter. Today Mirror provides native support for the collaborative release of web3 entities.
Innovation without permission
Because the release on Mirror is based on an open protocol, its data is stored on the blockchain. Developers can extend the system without permission and build on those data. Although there is still a lot of work to do to create world-class documentation tools, APIs, and developer libraries, there are already exciting community projects built on Mirror, such as Mirror Latest, RSS3, and Yup.
No compromised user experience
Cryptocurrency provides a powerful economic tool for creators and the community, but we don’t think this should bring additional complexity or a bad user experience. The architecture of the Mirror client provides a fast and beautiful interface, which is provided by Next.js for static rendering of the website, as well as a high-performance API. Although the feeling of posting and editing on Mirror is instant, the data is asynchronously submitted to the permanent decentralized storage in the background. Although we think the Mirror client is the easiest to get started, users can always choose to create their own front-end or use a different client, because the data and identity on the Mirror are indeed public and neutral.
In the next few weeks, we will continue to open up the economic sector and make frequent updates to the content publishing experience, such as:
- Editor update: Our users refer to Mirror as the “web3 version of Notion”, where you can easily embed economic participation in your narrative. We plan to increase the richness of the editor and support more ways to participate in your community.
- ENS name + slug support: The URL is now very long and contains hash values that are difficult to read. We are adding support for using your ENS name and custom entry slug so that your article address will look like this: https://mirror.xyz/vitalik.eth/on-quadratic-funding.
- Subscription: The number of subscriptions is the bargaining chip of the content publishing entity. Many community members hope to have the token threshold function for sending emails and accessing content. We currently do not have a clear plan, but this is what we will consider.
- Push and Discover: Give each user and project on Mirror a beautiful homepage, and let others discover their work.
- Custom date: This will allow people to migrate articles from other platforms to Mirror while keeping a record of its publication time.
A note about Mirror members
With the opening of the Mirror tool, anyone can use it, and this milestone is an opportunity to redefine the meaning of community members. The membership qualifications obtained through $WRITE RACE are evolving to represent future decision-making powers and rights in the Mirror Agreement and DAO. Moreover, only Mirror members who burned $WRITE can obtain the subdomains that mark the status of their members. We will elaborate on the full meaning of Mirror membership in the coming months.
We are opening a new era-Internet services are community-owned, and users can control their data and identities.
Mirror’s Web3 tool suite is open to everyone
Connect your wallet and start building web3 projects right away
Today, we want to open Mirror’s economic and governance suite to the public, including Editions, revenue sharing, token races and auctions.
In the past few months, people needed to earn and burn a $WRITE token to get full access to Mirror’s web3 creative kit. In the future, anyone can connect their wallets, tell their stories, initiate crowdfunding, sell the NFT edition, share the proceeds with partners, create a tokenized governance game, and bid for NFTs.
Mirror is constantly evolving to support the entire life cycle of creators, communities, and DAOs. We believe that the best way to do this is to make all tools available to anyone.
Today, Mirror’s web3 tool suite includes:
- Content publishing: open a blog, the above articles are permanently stored on the decentralized network, and authorized by your private key. Authors monetize their content through the web3 business model, earning thousands of dollars worth of ETH on a single blog post .
- Crowdfunding: Start the community fund library by issuing tokens and NFTs to contributors in exchange for ETH. We have helped filmmakers, writers, musicians, e-sports teams, subsidized DAOs, media DAOs and collective DAOs to open up their communities.
- NFT Editions : Build your community by selling a fixed amount of NFT at a fixed price. Our members have used editions to support open source projects, donate to relief work in Afghanistan, provide advance reading of upcoming books, and sell tickets for real-world casting experiences.
- Sharing benefits: Sharing benefits with collaborators and other communities. Members have used Splits to share NFT proceeds among the core contributors of the project, among the co-authors of a paper, and among charitable donations.
- Token competition: Initiate an interesting and social community governance proposal. Join as a member of the DAO, collectively decide which NFTs to collect, and decide which topics should be covered in community discussions. Your community can also vote with NFT.
- Auction: Sell 1/1 NFT to which of the biggest collectors in your community, and discover the super fans of your project. Members have tried bidding on research reports, funding announcements, and music.
In the coming months, we will expand the toolkit to support the primitives of membership, powerful governance features, custom NFT delivery, community dashboards, web3 profile pages, and other high-impact areas. Our mission is to bring the cryptocurrency field to the mainstream by getting the next 100 creators to join the DAO, build a community and make a living with the new web3 business model.
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