Telos enables Discussions.app to stay ahead of the technological curve with advanced governance features, Telos EVM, and digital identity solutions
LONDON — September 3, 2020 at 7 am EST — Telos (www.telos.net), one of the most active blockchain platforms in the world according to Blocktivity and CryptoDiffer, today announced that Discussions.app is expanding to the Telos blockchain to ensure it stays ahead of the technological curve with advanced governance features, Telos EVM, and digital identity solutions. Discussions.app is a decentralized, Reddit-inspired social aggregation platform that empowers users to control their own digital identity and connections while sharing content from anywhere on the web.
In the age of social media, people invest years in growing valuable networks on various services, only to be severed by social media companies who have demonstrated a willingness to block, ban, or shadow-ban any user arbitrarily from their own networks. Discussions.app addresses this significant pain point by allowing users to migrate across platforms without losing the connections they’ve built up over the years. With Discussions.app, users can maintain their identity and valuable connections across social networks regardless of unilateral actions by the platforms themselves.
The user-voted Telos Works incubator and accelerator program will support Discussions.app and provide funds to more rapidly expand to the Telos network. Discussions.app was drawn to Telos because of its advanced features including Telos EVM, a faster way to create and deploy Ethereum-compatible smart contracts with zero transaction fees. Discussions shares the vision of a multi-blockchain future with Telos, and with the Telos EVM, Discussions will be able to deploy, test and bring to market innovations at an accelerated rate, allowing Discussions to always be at the forefront of blockchain technology, wherever that might come from. The Telos blockchain’s high capacity and low cost will help Discussions.app effectively scale its user base globally.
“Since the launch of Discussions.app two years ago, our mission has always been to give users back the control over their online social lives,” said Jacques Xu, Co-Founder of Discussions.app. “Telos helps us accelerate this mission in a time when our online social infrastructures are falling apart. This is more than just a partnership, it’s a collaboration to build a fairer and more sustainable way forward.”
The first project Telos and Discussions.app will collaborate on is a decentralized identity system, starting with a tool that lets people record their Twitter accounts on the blockchain. When people get locked out or banned from Twitter, their friends still know where they can find them.
“It seems that every few days I see another unique voice de-platformed and the connections they invested years building pulled out from under them like a cheap rug–especially in the crypto community. Discussions.app empowers individuals to secure their own social networks immune to the whims of Facebook, YouTube and Twitter. At Telos, we share this vision of the empowerment of individuals,” said Douglas Horn, Telos Chief Architect. “I look forward to their global expansion so they can help more people worldwide. Meanwhile, they are adding Telos and leveraging our rapid development of cutting-edge features to future-proof the dapp for their users. I see Discussions as a key player in the future of securing digital identity and social connections for individuals.”
Telos is a high-capacity network and one of the most active blockchain platforms in the world according to Blocktivity. Telos features a robust, third-generation blockchain governance system including advanced voting features and smart contracts that can be fully configured to meet the needs of any developer. Created by developers for developers, Telos extends its state-of-the-art blockchain and governance features to all DApps on its platform, delivering the best user experience in the marketplace. Telos also supports the blockchain ecosystem by serving as an incubator and accelerator for decentralized applications. For more information, please visit www.telos.net.
Discussions.app is a decentralized media platform that empowers users to control their own digital identity and connections while sharing content from anywhere on the web. The network is powered by the ATMOS token. To learn more, please visit discussions.app.
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