Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Facebook gave a speech at the Georgetown University campus in Washington DC where he talked about building a platform to ” give people voice, and bring people together”.
I believe in giving people a voice because, at the end of the day, I believe in people.Mark Zuckerberg
You can read Mark’s full speech here. It drew a lot of media attention in light of several recent occurrences when individuals exercising their right of freedom of speech were pressured into silence. Basketball player LeBron James was subject of such attacks recently as a result of his comments pertaining to the Hong Kong protests. Blizzard Entertainment, a game developer, has been in the news this week for all the wrong reasons as well.
But we are not here to talk about politics. Zuck’s “Voice” speech is important for the crypto community, and in particular for the EOS community, for a different reason.
Firstly, freedom of speech is a lot easier to achieve on the blockchain where the records are immutable. As an example, WordProof Timestamp is now available as a plugin for the WordPress dashboard. WordProof Timestamp allows millions of websites to timestamp their content, achieving two things: 1) websites secure ownership of their content and 2) websites give visitors the tools to do their due diligence. EOSwriter already uses wordproof to secure all of our content on the EOS blockchain.
Secondly, Voice is the platform that Block.one, parent of the EOS blockchain, has been diligently working on for quite some time. It is the platform that was announced during the B1June event and whose launch is eagerly awaited by the EOS community.
Brendan Blumer did not waste any time commenting on Mark’s post about the Voice speech preparation:
Good folks at Everything EOS posted this great video where they counted the number of times Zuck used the word “Voice” in his speech. Final count: 35 times in a 37 minute speech.
As Everything EOS team said:
At minimum, this shows the value of the brand/trademark in Voice.
As a reminder, domain name Voice.com was bought by Block.one in a record breaking transaction for $30M. B1 received a lot of criticism for this purchase from the EOS doubters. Now the time for the “one who laughs last” maybe be upon us.
Watch the video for highlights. It’s very entertaining.
We are not going to develop conspiracy theories about potential acquisitions of any project by any deep-pocketed companies known for active acquisition strategies. You judge.
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