ICON to Unveil P-Rep Candidates TestNet Launch Date

P-Rep or “public representative” is the community-selected ICON node operator with a lot of important functions
22 April 2019   263

The Korean blockchain project ICON on Monday announced the launch date of the test network for the P-Rep nodes and announced the start of accepting applications for participation in testing.

P-Rep or “public representative” is the community-selected ICON node operator, whose functions are to produce blocks, verify transactions, and vote for proposals regarding network management.

The test network is designed for P-Rep candidates and will allow them to get acquainted with the technical status of the nodes, as well as take part in simulating the activity, which will be the key to long-term stability of the ICON network.

Currently, applicants are invited to apply for participation in testing. On April 30, a test network will be launched, to which the ICON team will provide access to those who can qualify.

EOS to Buy $30M Worth Domain For Its Social Network

Earlier, CEO reported that his company will spent about $150M to develop Voice, and looks like "voice.com" purchase for $30M is one of the first steps
19 June 2019   146

The Block.One company, known for developing the EOS blockchain protocol, acquired a domain for its new social network Voice for $ 30 million. This is evidenced by documents published on the website of the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

Documents were provided by MicroStrategy, an analytical and mobile software provider. It follows the “voice.com” domain, registered in the GoDaddy domain name registry, was transferred to the EOS developer on May 30, 2019. After 2 days, Block.One officially announced preparations for the launch of a social network.

Block.one has made a smart strategic decision in choosing Voice.com to be the internet domain name for its new social media platform. The word ‘voice’ is simple and universally understood. It’s also ubiquitous — as a search term, it returns billions of results on the internet. An ultra-premium domain name like Voice.com can help a company achieve instant brand recognition, ignite a business, and massively accelerate value creation.

Marge Breya 

Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer, MicroStrategy Incorporated. 

The commercial model of MicroStrategy is based, among other things, on the accumulation and sale of such expensive domain names.

According to Block.One, the identification of users and the use of the EOS blockchain in the social network will help to avoid the massive influx of bots, which often affect other members of this niche. Earlier, CEO Block.One Brendan Blamer reported that his company spent about $ 150 million to develop Voice.