Lunyr is a project founded by Arnold Pham and Andrew Tran aimed at creating a decentralized encyclopedia which is crowd sourced in a similar vein to Wikipedia but secured using the Ethereum blockchain. In a world that increasingly sees information become less accurate and reliable, Lunyr aims to create a platform where verified information can be found easily and trusted. A noble aim that will also provide rewards to its participants who contribute or provide peer-review for the information that is submitted. All content on the platform will be available to be freely redistributed, reused and referenced to improve and grow the knowledge base.
The decent of trusted information into the chaos of uncertainty has negatively affected all publications, from the very biggest news publications to the smallest blogs. Wikipedia is an example that has suffered from misinformation and inaccurate posts. Lunyr will help to limit junk and spam posts by requiring contributions to have a tangible cost based in Ethereum.
News publications are restricted to generating income strictly through advertising that has caused them to produce content with headlines that generate clicks, feeding into the rise of activist journalism and caused more extreme perspectives to rise to higher levels of awareness. Never has there been a time with so much available information coupled with so much uncertainty as to what should be trusted. If a system of money verified by reward through decentralized trust is possible then the next major step is creating similar a system for information and it is in this space that Lunyr is looking to have its first use case.
Knowledge base API
Additionally, Lunyr is aiming to create a knowledge base API that will allow developers to create the lineage of applications that will truly reveal the brilliance of decentralized trust networks to the masses. This API will be useful in A.I., Augmented and Virtual Reality as well as translating real world occurrences to the Ethereum blockchain. An application with real world implications could be built on Lunyr’s knowledge API to respond in real time to events such as natural disasters in a more efficient manner then traditional means, automatically allocating resources to where they may be needed.
Clear Roadmap for a Qualified Team
Lunyr has created a planned route of development with a team of experienced members in the blockchain ecosystem. In March, early Ethereum core developer Alex Leverington joined an already experienced team that includes Duc Pham the founder and CTO of Vormetric as well as Dr. Greg Colvin, known for his work on the Ethereum Virtual Machine (EVM). Given the expertise on display and clear goals for the future, Lunyr is a project that holds with it a lot of potential to provide needed services for the growing cryptocurrency industry.
You can find a detailed explanation of the original roadmap from page 15 of white paper here and an updated version provided below.
Celestial — Mainnet (Invitation-only Alpha):
- Content submission system v1.0
- Peer review system v1.0
- HNR rewards
- WYSIWYG editor
- Article Discovery
- Fixing bugs
- Improving UX
- Slowly adding contributors, quality control
Interstellar — Mainnet (Public):
- CBN rewards
- Handling performance issues
- Smart Contract Security upgrades
- Basic Advertising Revenue
- Contributor Distribution
- Upgraded Incentive System
(From updated road map)
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