Lunyr recently announced some exciting updates. Lunyr is an Ethereum-based decentralized crowdsourced encyclopedia and world knowledge base. Smart contracts for the advertising system are now developed and the public profiles are getting an upgrade. Beta testing has also begun for the platform. The official launch of the beta should appear in the 1st quarter of 2018 and their API should be ready by 2019.
Other improvements include:
- User portfolios with article submissions and edits
- For the backend, porting API to node
- For the frontend, various small issues resolved
- Gas slider adjusted to improve transaction speed and user experience
The team is presently fine-tuning the system but we can expect more improvements in the coming weeks.
Their system now allows advertisers the options to select a time window and article then spend some LUN to acquire a proportional amount of time for that article. In other words, the more you spend, the more exposure you get. The interface is now easier to understand so the user experience is greatly improved.
User profiles are also benefiting from a great upgrade. Users can now share public information in a special section that was added to the platform. Article submissions and edits from a user will also become viewable. That way users will be able to publicly show what they are capable of. The upgrade will allow more transparency and eliminate potential bad actors.
Lunyr Writer’s Competition
The Lunyr Writer’s Blockchain Competition winners were also announced on their blog. The grand prized winner of the Lunyr Writer’s Blockchain competition was awarded to Jeremy Lim – “NEO”. The winner pocketed $6000 as well as an invitation to the private alpha, a signed framed copy of original Lunyr concept sketch and a limited edition Lunyr jacket.
Jay Carter was the finalist for this competition – “The World Bank Group (WBG) and the Cryptoconomy”. Jay got $3000 for his effort, an invitation to the private alpha and a limited edition of the Lunyr jacket.
The runner up was Eric Grant for – “Atomic Swaps”. Eric was awarded $1000, an invitation to the private alpha as well as the limited edition of the Lunyr jacket.
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