Project Blank needs to be better than D.Buzz and Noise.Cash

in LeoFinance2 months ago
No pressure, no pressure... but actually I think that expectations are building up as the micro blogging space is growing and users have different experiences on these platforms. Some might like the simplicity of things, some others might like multiple features and some others mighty simply choose one or the other based on the cryptocurrencies rewards that are part of the system. But no matter what it is clear that these kind of applications are growing and they have great potential by tapping into the markets ruled by centralized entities (like Twitter).

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And while we are all waiting for the Project Blank to be revealed, at the same time we are building expectations of it, myself included. I have been using Noise.cash for quite some time and for few days I have started using also D.Buzz which is build right on the Hive blockchain. Both of them have their specific and from both I am seeing some benefits or downsides that should be considered. Of course no need to copy one or the other, but to avoid other mistakes or to consider the good things means that you are listening to the voice of community.

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Noise.cash brought a simple format that is easy to use by anybody without any cryptocurrency related knowledge. You create an account, connect a wallet or download one for mobile with a simple click and you're done, ready for some micro blogging action. The interface is light and you can do actions fast and use the Chambers to focus your attention. While I see the platform is in the beginning and there are more features required to help the user or offer different functionalities, I couldn't say a bad thing about its structure or UI. The only thing is the quality of the users that it might be missing in some groups, but that comes with any mass adoption. And having the rewards given into Bitcoin Cash it is quite great as it is a Top 10 cryptocurrency (right on the edge).

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D.Buzz has a Twitter look and feel and I have just started playing around with it for a few days. To tell you the truth I didn't find it too inviting, has some weird limitation of just 280 character and somehow pictures added take space from that and I don't feel that I can move around very easy. Also there is a max tip factor of 1 which is weird although it might have some reason not to abuse it. In addition to that all the micro posts are getting on the Hive blockchain as posts and that makes someone blog unreadable. Probably a different approach is needed to allow those that one to use a single account for blogging and microblogging not to spam their content with both of them.

Hopefully Project Blank can learn from both of them and come up with a new approach, simple to use and a clean UI. That is the most important thing prior to anything else. Make it easy to use and it will be successful and make all the HIVE mechanics transparent for any incoming users which shouldn't learn all of those from the beginning. We are teased with some information about Project Blank, I like that it will be a crypto on its own, that will ba a true secondary layer token and I am yet to see if it will spam the network with posts or if they found a better way. We'll just need to way and see it and help with the mass adoption when that happens!

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From the past history of delivering by the @leofinance team, it will be.

Of course your post is needed and underlines some valid points that need to be taken into account.

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Hopefully they will, but they need to keep the eyes wide opened to what is happening in this space to avoid mistakes.

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That is a must as competition never sleeps and is also building.

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I hope Leo-team looks at what makes competitors good like Noise and take it to their new platform. The tipping feature is actually one feature that's so compelling with noise for me

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Indeed that has some excitement when you are getting free tips.

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The think you miss is both of those operate basically in isolation. They are not connected to anything else. They are standalone apps.

ProjectBlank and Leofinance are built upon the same code. Hence you are going to have cross app integration at some point. We will see a number of features that are on both which enhance the user experience.

At the same time, the tokenomics are completely different. Once again, we see how the Blank token is part of a larger ecosystem, Leo, thus adding even more value. The ability to feed into one's LEO or governance holding is big.

No contest in my opinion.

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Indeed it is not a contest, just that they will be unfolding same type of content. And the most of all the usability is king, so let's see how easy will be for someone to post and find his way around and grow. If that ingredient is good, the others will follow.

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Once this project is out you won't see me on noise.cash anymore.

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I wouldn't say that as each such app brings some benefits. And having 500 followers on noise.cash as I am heading to means that I will not abandon that space anytime soon. And let's not forget that noise.cash is a top traffic source for Leo Finance right after Twitter and Google and you cannot overlook that!

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Thanks for sharing @beehiver

A couple of points re @dbuzz

The 280 character limit is to align with Twitters character count. You're right about the pictures being included in that limit, which is a bit of a pain. You can shorten the links though with https://dbuzz.link/ or https://bitly.com or many others.

Re. the max 1 HBD payout, that is just the default max. payout. You can change that up or down. It's good to asses the quality of your Buzz before increasing the 1 HBD limit though, as per the pop up message you get if you do try to change it.

I do like the ability to micro-blog on Hive using #DBuzz, and find @chrisrice to be very supportive both with any DBuzz issues and other questions i have too.

So, although i will for sure be using #projectblank, i'm pretty sure i"ll continue to use D.Buzz (especially as i am now a HLIX HODL'r (HLIX being token of Helix, parent co. of DBuzz

What Binance is to all other centralised exchanges is what LeoFinance to noise.cash

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@nathanmars is going to be the champion of ProjectBlank.

1,000 blanks the first day.

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I sure think so, he is killing it on Twitter!

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Warming up for ProjectBlank :)

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I'm really curious what projectblank will be like!
I don't know D.Buzz, but the main issue with Noise.Cash is the spam I think.
People dropping random quotes and copyrighted pictures to harvest tips. These are totally of no added value.

And I do would like to know if our Hive followers will automatically be projectblank followers or we need to create a new network of friends on there.

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The spam is really anyoing and it feels like alot of it could be removed with some simple AI scaning the platform since it mostly like "wow" or "amazing". But don't think a platform with mostly leo-users will have the same problem because it will be handled from the start

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Only emoticon replies are the worst!
🥰👍🏻🙏

And I do would like to know if our Hive followers will automatically be projectblank followers or we need to create a new network of friends on there.

I would imagine that is the case. All Leo applications read the blockchain and followers are established at the chain level under the account management feature. Thus I would presume that it follows the same course.

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I really hope so, although it wouldn't be too bothersome if it isn't the case.
I managed to build up over 300 followers in Noise Cash in less than two months.

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I think that the order based on the current quality of the app will be D.Buzz -> Noise.Cash -> Project Blank (the king of all of them)!

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You can check for yourself at https://d.buzz 😊

the only reason i am so hyped about projectblank is that Leo team is behind. That raises level!

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I hope project blank is wicked fast. Like lightning...

I’ve poked around noise.cash for a bit. The interface and simple design was nice, but you’re right about the quality of users. There was not a lot of interaction there, so in that aspect I think ProjectBlank is miles ahead since it already has the Leo and Hive communities.

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Posts without what we devs call a "parent" (that is non-comments) can be made without them appearing in your blog. After looking at peakd.com I see there a spot for "Blog" and another for "All Posts."