Since when are we not aware that the photos, videos, thoughts and feelings we put on the internet are leaving our hands?
And how will social networking change in the future?
Now so many people have cameras and smartphones and can easily post their photos on the internet, which direction are we heading to?
For instance, that delicious food you ate when you went somewhere, that beautiful sunset, that unforgettable memory with your friends. How would you feel if they suddenly disappeared? Do you think that your social network account is safe and will always be there?
Would you really want to keep using platforms you always use daily if you found out that it was more fragile than you thought? We believe that the majority of people would probably start looking for more secure platforms.
With the security, micropayments and scaling power of Bitcoin SV, you can store your data without losing it, and share your data more securely. To share what Relica is all about with you, we asked for an interview.
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What was the beginning of Relica? Where did the idea of Relica come from?
Only the top 0.5% of users (known as influencers) are financially rewarded for their content on Instagram. Relica was conceived in response to the inequalities of traditional, commoditised models of social media because we allow users to generate income directly from their content without the need for ads and the aggressive harvesting of user data.
Has BSV been your choice for Relica from the start? Or have you considered others as well as BSV?
Bitcoin SV was the clear choice for Relica from the beginning. It is the only network that currently allows for small micropayments under 5c to be sent from one user to another with a network fee of less than 1/1000 of a cent. Secondly, we needed to host Relica on a stable protocol to allow for a clear development roadmap without worrying about major changes to the underlying network or issues involving scaling. We have, however, built Relica in a blockchain-agnostic way meaning that we can run Relica on another protocol providing it offers scalable infrastructure like Bitcoin SV.
Is there anything that you are currently facing to improve Relica?
We have a rich 2021 development pipeline set for Relica with features including additional third-party wallets, invites, desktop version, chat, further gamification to rewards and loads of other surprises. Our users’ feedback helps to drive these features allowing Relica to grow organically as an app for and inspired by, its content creators and its wider user base.
What’s your strategy to get more people on Relica?
In 2021, we will be integrating with a number of existing social media API’s to allow Relica to reach an even broader and more diverse audience. To facilitate more people joining Relica, we are streamlining the on-boarding process for new users and developing a system to incentivise referrals so existing users can bring their friends onto the platform. Following the completion of our private beta, we are also planning collaborations with other Bitcoin businesses such as TonicPow, which will introduce more gamified content to Relica.
Could you tell us about your vision for Relica?
Relica believes that content from social media should be owned by content creators and not big tech and advertisers. The Relica revolution is about giving control of social media back to where it belongs — in the hands of content creators, to generate income and build an organic audience. Relica gives anyone the power to build a following and generate an income instantly.
Could you give us some messages for Japanese people?
Visit https://relica.world to sign up to our private beta. The Relica revolution is only in its infancy, but with more content creators signing up day-by-day, we hope to reclaim social media and give everyone the chance to generate income from their content.
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Enter the era of managing your own data by yourself.
Bitcoin SV creates the future.
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