RE: Disappointed about the VOICE Beta launch: U.S. only and a lot of restrictions 🤔
I just signed up for the beta and agree with several aspects you found frustrating.
The beta site is also not public and all rewards will be reset after the beta.
Didn't realize this. I tweeted a link to my post, but I guess that's pretty useless if no one can read it. May have to cross-post to Steem.
Sorry, but this beta launch doesn't have much to do with the basic principles of an open, borderless, permissionless and censorship-resistant blockchain, but is more reminiscent of a central service with a token that wants to comply with or even exceed all regulations.
Yeah. I wonder if they plan to become more decentralized with time. But the current design of ID verification plus a non-public beta and private URLs makes it painfully obvious that its centralized.
From first glance it has fewer features and benefits than Steem. I am guessing they think they'll be able to achieve higher quality content... I'm skeptical. But will be interesting to see.