|Aug 09, 2018 10:12 PM||By: Ben Noble | 6793 Views|
The mainnet for decentralized encyclopedia startup Everipedia is presently live.
The blockchain-based Wikipedia opponent stated the launch on Thursday, allowing users to earn its IQ tokens for adding or editing articles to the platform. These tokens, in turn, will let users associate and vote on network governance issues.
Everipedia's developers hope that this kind of model will ensure that the platform remains utterly independent of donations or advertisements. At the same time, the push toward decentralization is pointed at making the platform itself "uncensorable."
While Everipedia was before accessible by anyone with an internet connection, the mainnet launch suggests it will now move from a traditional Web hosting service to a blockchain with a different URL.
The platform is mounted on top of the EOS blockchain platform, with Everipedia having moved to the EOS network beginning this year.
Everipedia stated that it would initially distribute its IQ tokens through an airdrop after EOS went live. Any user who reserved EOS tokens could receive IQ tokens, the startup said at the time.
The startup notably claims Wikipedia co-founder Larry Sanger as its chief information officer, as earlier reported by CoinDesk.
In a statement, Sanger endorsed the launch, stating "we are elated to release our minimum viable network which enables users to vote on and create articles in a decentralized manner for the first time."