This social media platform gives you the option to make your posts undeletable

Alternative social media platform Minds is now letting users permanently save their content on the Arweave platform, which ensures that nobody can ever delete it once published. Minds users can choose to publish their content on the “permaweb” with no payment or additional setup required. After several minutes, the content can be viewed on the Arweave block explorer and it is expected to remain there forever — or at least for as long as Arweave exists, Minds CEO Bill Ottman told Cointelegraph. This marks the first major integration of blockchain…

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How Blockchain Social Media Will Topple Zuckerberg – Cointelegraph Magazine

Big tech isn’t just big anymore. It’s grown into a ravenous Cthulhu-esque beast with its tentacles wrapped around almost every data point in our lives. But in the light of a House Judiciary report determining that “Facebook’s monopoly power is firmly entrenched and unlikely to be eroded by competitive pressure from new entrants or existing firms,” can blockchain-based social media topple these social media powerhouses, given the unchecked power these giants wield over corporations and individuals? Even beginning to challenge the omnipotence of Facebook, Apple, and Google seems a daunting,…

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Blockchain gaming takes a colossal step forward as media giant announces new offering

Multinational media and entertainment conglomerate, WarnerMedia, is joining the blockchain gaming ecosystem via its subsidiary, Turner Sports. The company, which is responsible for sports broadcasts on channels such as TBS, TNT, and TruTV among others, recently announced “Blocklete Games”; a platform which will allow players to collect, train, trade, and compete with digital athletes while earning cash prizes. This is all made possible through the implementation of non-fungible tokens, or NFTs — crypto tokens that are each verifiably unique, despite being issued under the same specifications as other tokens of…

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Blockchain to Play Crucial Role in VR-Powered Social Media

Virtual reality media platform, Sensorium, has announced its membership in the Global Blockchain Business Council, or GBBC — a Swiss-based non-profit industry association for blockchain. Sensorium will participate in GBBC’s upcoming virtual forum on May 28, which will see the firm’s director of technology Alex Blagirev discuss his predictions for how virtual social media will change the way that people interact online. Cointelegraph spoke to GBBC to discuss the intersection between social media and virtual reality, or VR, and the role that blockchain plays in the sector’s future. DLT protects…

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‘Halving’ Mentions Spike on Twitter and in Crypto Media

With less than three weeks until the halving, the subject has overtaken the coronavirus as a leading Bitcoin narrative on Twitter — and it’s once again starting to dominate media coverage. On April 23, crypto social sentiment analysis firm TheTIE published data to Twitter showing that discussion concerning the ‘halving’ ranked as the ninth-most discussed topic related to Bitcoin (BTC) on Twitter, with 650 tweets on the topic. Bitcoin discussions relating to gold, meanwhile, comprised 690 tweets.  Crypto analyst Mati Greenspan told Cointelegraph: “The virus along with the current economic…

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6 Crypto Websites Blocked by Russia’s Media Watchdog, Including News Outlet

In what seems to be another episode in a long-running campaign, the Russian telecom regulator has restricted access to at least six websites posting content related to cryptocurrencies. Тhe forum section of Bits.media, a leading crypto news outlet, is among the internet pages that have been blacklisted this month. Also read: Russians Can Use Qiwi, Sberbank, Yandex Money and Now Binance P2P Exchange to Buy Bitcoin With Rubles Roskomnadzor Restricts Access to Crypto Forum The latest offensive was launched on March 5, when the Federal Service for Supervision of Communications,…

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Where Mainstream Media Gets Bitcoin Wrong – Bitcoin Magazine

Bitcoin has a media problem. Or, perhaps, the media has a Bitcoin problem.  Mainstream media has often framed Bitcoin with the same scandalous curiosity that may publicize a troubled former child star or a controversial tech startup. Most journalists have viewed it as a sideshow, a distraction that warrants only so much attention lest it detract from the supreme spectacle of the 21st century’s historic advancements in technology, business and finance. By some combination of apathy, lack of curiosity and ignorance, Bitcoin is often misrepresented or represented poorly in mainstream…

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Where Mainstream Media Gets Bitcoin Wrong – Bitcoin Magazine

Bitcoin has a media problem. Or, perhaps, the media has a Bitcoin problem.  Mainstream media has often framed Bitcoin with the same scandalous curiosity that may publicize a troubled former child star or a controversial tech startup. Most journalists have viewed it as a sideshow, a distraction that warrants only so much attention lest it detract from the supreme spectacle of the 21st century’s historic advancements in technology, business and finance. By some combination of apathy, lack of curiosity and ignorance, Bitcoin is often misrepresented or represented poorly in mainstream…

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