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Founder of @likecoin & #decentralizehk . Writer at . Published the book “The Sociology of Blockchain”.

If you had the supernatural power to make a piece of text last forever, and there is no word limit, be it a sentence, a poem, an article or a book, what would it be?

What if you could even make a painting, a photograph or a film last forever? With countless great works of art in human history, what would you choose?

These are the questions that the core developers of LikeCoin wrestled with for the past six months.

After a year and a half of development and community testing, the proposal to upgrade the LikeCoin chain was finally…

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In recent decades the internet has transformed how people share knowledge, but the web has also diverted from its early promise of democratisation. One problem is a reward system largely built upon free content, with an advertising model based on page views and artificial intelligence algorithms. Currently, rewards mainly go to media platforms instead of original content creators, leading to market distortion and frustrated expectations. This is the first in a three-article series.

Free online content has been the norm for 30 years, yet efforts to monetise content persist. Anyone who has conducted an online search would have come across the ‘404 Not Found’ page, but very few know about the ‘402 Payment Required’ page. Numbers such as 401, 402, 403 and 404 are HTTP status codes assigned for various errors, part of the basic design of the World Wide Web. They have existed since the early days of the internet. Back then, the consensus was that some web pages would require payment for access. …

“Publishing” is an archaic word. Although we all know what this word means under the context of traditional media industry, the word should mean something more in the Internet era when anyone can publish their content to the Internet by just one click. So, how should we interpret “publishing”?

We don’t normally call Facebook post a publication, no matter how long it is. The definition of publication is more about the author’s motive. Although the concept of publishing becomes ambiguous due to the advancement in information technology, the author’s key motives do not change: creating a piece earnestly and wish…

If you have ever read a book, you have probably seen ISBN, the International Standard Book Number, which is the barcode printed on the back cover. But why does ISBN exist? Likely not everyone has thought about it. I invite you to think about this: without an ISBN, is a stapled stack of paper with a cover, a name, and some specific subject matters still considered a book?

ISBN and Metadata

Yes, but also no. It depends on the context.

When a book generally refers to a carrier of words, pictures, and concepts, then it is a yes. For example, a fanzine publication…

Civic Liker 2.0 launched

Edmond (Operations & Marketing)

Statistics‌ and Insights

  • Page views of creators page rise 13% after Civic Liker 2.0 launched on 19 Dec. First week unique page views of sponsor links ([Liker DI]/civic) is 2636.
  • Number of weekly active creators stay almost unchanged after Civic Liker 2.0 launched (-0.3%)
  • (bi-weekly) New app download : 445(-12.9%), app active users: 1299(-3%).
  • Civic Liker total: 1707; 31 new registrations in last two weeks.

Previous period

  • Testing, debug, promotion preparation for Civic Liker 2.0 launch.
  • Roll out Civic Liker 2.0 promotion materials: social posts, newsletter, printed leaflets (with Standnews books to their bloggers and sponsors), introduction article
  • Reach out to creators
  • CS feedback and…

One new validator; proposal #7 in discussion; new home for community daily discussion

Edmond (Operations & Marketing)

Statistics‌ and Insights

Civic Liker Acquisition by sources (Last Month)

Date & Time

  • 2020.12.07 (Mon) 1820–1900 (GMT +8)
LikeCoin community call #202012 (45 mins)

🇺🇳 中文版請到 Matters | Chinese version at Matters


1. To discuss the optimal inflation rate of LikeCoin chain

  • Oldcat (01'30") briefed the background of Proposal #6 raised and subsequently withdrawn by Guanyun
  • kin ko (03'35") presented the key numbers of LikeCoin chain for participants reference:-
    - Total LIKE: 1,010,284,824
    - Delegated: 312,927,492
    - LikeCoin chain staking ratio: 30.97%
    - LikeCoin inflation rate: 2%
    - Cosmos Hub staking ratio: 71.54%
    - Cosmos Hub inflation rate: 7–20%
    - LIKE ERC-20 pending migration: 158,598,201
  • Chung (07'37") explained how Cosmos adopted a dynamic inflation rate of 7–20%
  • Forbole (14'53") explained the difference between…

Inflation raised to 2% with the passing of proposal #5. Civic Liker upgrade approaching.

Edmond (Operations & Marketing)

Statistics‌ and Insights

  • Page views of the soft launched portfolio page: 1559, unique creators page visited: 615
  • Last 30 days 881 new Liker ID registered from unknown channel, which make up 46.32% of registrations from non-Media platforms, 28.28% of total registrations. Suggests to get a better idea about these channels and work on it.
  • Conversion rate of /civic page last week: 2%.
  • New app download (bi-weekly): 421, app WAU last week: 917 (+6.9%), number of Content Jockeys last week: 244 (+11.4%)
  • Civic Liker total: 1737; 25 new registrations in last two weeks.

Previous period

  • Finished the promotion sales kit for Civic Liker 2.0
  • Finished optimisation…

Heads down working on Civic Liker upgrade and LikeCoin chain FoTan

Edmond (Operations & Marketing)

Statistics‌ and Insights

  • Google AdWord performance: picking up momentum last week for both impressions and clicks, still in a small scale though
  • Conversion rate of /civic page last week 2%.
  • New app download: 248 (-10.5%), app WAU: 858 (-3.6%), number of Content Jockeys: 219 (-1%)
  • Civic Liker total: 1772; 15 new registrations last week.

Last week

  • Continue to work on Civic Liker retention, social posts an worked on Google Adwords setup
  • Written an article for LikeCoin chain’s governance
  • Work on the idea with Madkids
  • Consolidate the action items of Creators page revamp, and have an intermediate version deployed for improved Ad Rank
  • Civic Liker sources…

New validators self intro; follow up proposal #4; updates on Grant for the Web

Date & Time

  • 2020.11.02 (Mon) 1820–1900 (GMT +8)
LikeCoin community call 2020.11 (30 mins)

🇺🇳 中文版請到 Matters | Chinese version at Matters


1. Self introduction of new validators

2. To follow up proposal #4 and proposal #5

  • Chung Wu explained roughly the procedre of how proposal #4, which allows individual stakeholders to raise proposal and to vote directly, will be deployed (12'46")
  • kin ko (17'32"): proposal #5, which increase inflation rate to from 1% to 2%, has entered voting period. Validators should cast their vote regardless of their stance.
  • (Forbole couldn’t join the meeting but has…

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