GRAND CAYMAN, Cayman Islands, Dec. 13, 2018 /CNW/ -- Everipedia, the world's largest encyclopedia built on blockchain technology, today announced its plans to improve and expand the IQ ecosystem in several major phases.
New User Interface
The expansion will begin with the launch of a brand new user interface for everipedia.org aimed at significantly improving the user experience and ripening the platform for mass market adoption. The current Everipedia registration process is already simple for technologically-minded and blockchain-savvy individuals, so the goal with the new platform is creating a new user experience that targets regular Internet consumers and editors of traditional encyclopedias.
Everipedia launched its initial blockchain network in August 2018, allowing users to begin staking IQ tokens and receiving rewards for curating and editing articles. Although the original network launch was successful, the new and improved user interface will enable Everipedia's global community to grow on a much larger scale.
"Everipedia is the encyclopedia of everything for everyone," said Everipedia CEO and co-founder Theodor Forselius. "Since day one, our goal has been to make a platform accessible to everyone. The new user interface will set a new precedent for how decentralized applications, or dapps, can bring blockchain technology beyond the sphere of blockchain enthusiasts and to the masses."
Importation of Wikipedia articles in more languages
Everipedia has now completed the importation of Korean, Mandarin, Russian and Spanish Wikipedia content. The company plans to add several additional languages in the near future. The new platform has also undergone major upgrades to increase language support, in preparation for officially launching Everipedia in new countries and languages.
"With major user bases in regions such as China, Korea, Latin America and Russia, we are excited to incorporate language support in these regions to further expand Everipedia. With the new upgraded platform we plan on making Everipedia a global movement," said Travis Moore, Everipedia Chief Technology Officer and Co-Founder.
Expansion of IQ Ecosystem with new dapps under development
Everipedia is also expanding the IQ Network beyond the blockchain encyclopedia with several new decentralized applications (dapps) in development. Everipedia is using in-house resources as well as providing necessary funds to other teams developing dapps using the IQ token. Some examples of dapps under development include a prediction market, oracle service, on-chain facts dapp and a quora alternative using blockchain technology.
"The development of new apps powered by the IQ token is the next step in truly creating a decentralized consumer dapp network around a single token," said Everipedia President and co-founder Sam Kazemian "We're very excited to build these apps using EOSIO technology and increase the value and utility of the IQ token along with it."
Expansion of team
Contrary to most projects in the blockchain space laying off staff due to market conditions, Everipedia is increasing their team size in Santa Monica, Stockholm, China and Korea. This expansion includes a sizeable addition to the developer team with three new full-stack developers and two new front-end developers.
About Everipedia International
Originally started in 2015 as a more modern and inclusive alternative to Wikipedia by Theodor Forselius, Sam Kazemian, Travis Moore and Mahbod Moghadam, Everipedia is now building the world's first peer-to-peer encyclopedia on the blockchain, incentivizing content creators by making them stakeholders in the knowledge base themselves. With millions of monthly unique users and over six million wiki articles, everipedia.org has already surpassed English Wikipedia as the world's largest English Encyclopedia by content. Find out more and connect with Everipedia on Facebook, Twitter, Telegram and Reddit.
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