Yesterday, CoinDesk published an article from senior reporter Brady Dale claiming that “Block.One Will Not Launch Its Social Network on EOS.” If you’ve been following the progress of Voice, you likely would have noticed a critical word missing from the title. That word is “BETA”! It is incredibly frustrating to see major cryptocurrency news outlets continue to twist words to drive narratives of EOS FUD.
You can see for yourself where Voice is going to be hosted, below is a screen grab from the Voice FAQ page.
On multiple occasions Block.one has expressed their wishes to leverage the EOS Public Network for Voice in some capacity. Actions tend to speak louder than words, and it wasn’t too long ago Block.one purchased 25 million USD worth of main net RAM, enough to support the creation of 10 million EOS accounts.
Brendan Blumer was quick to respond to the article via Twitter, using the opportunity to remind everyone why Voice is sorely needed to help fix the current state of journalism.
Block.one also responded to Dale’s article, seeking clarification and asking to amend the article’s title, and I might add in a professional manner. Dale responded, “I think it’s dead on. Keep on.” Now I will leave it up to you to decide who’s credibility is being hurt here… I would strongly recommend CoinDesk takes a good hard look at themselves and their reporters as the crypto community deserves a lot more from one of its larger major media sources. Brendan shared the following communication with Brady on Twitter.
So this all begs the question, why would CoinDesk publish such a disingenuous, misleading article? Why would Brady Dale, self proclaimed as “Completely on point and unassailable,” go so far out of his way to risk his own journalistic integrity to write such a misleading title/article?
It could be that EOS is a threat to their financial interests and relationships. Most crypto media outlets who were around in the early days have very strong ties to the BTC and ETH communities and are incentivized to support them. Because EOS, the chain referred to as “the Ethereum killer,” is viewed as a threat, it makes sense that outlets like CoinDesk would sell out and risk their integrity to protect these interests.
The crazy thing about this is that EOS has one of the most open minded and non-maximalist communities around, with both Daniel Larimer and Brendan Blumer publicly acknowledging the utility and achievements of competing blockchains/protocols.
It could also be the case that CoinDesk is simply desperate for traffic, producing sensational headlines to capture and monetize our attention. If this is the case, the short term money grab will lead to disastrous long term ramification as they are selling their credibility for a short term profit.
Maybe CoinDesk is afraid of the masses finally having an equal #Voice.
One thing I do know is that CoinDesk can FUD EOS and Voice all they want, the vision Block.one is aiming for is much larger and grandiose than CoinDesk could ever fathom.
In the future, journalists will be held accountable for their words by the public. Much how Uber freed riders from being captive audiences, blockchain will do the same for media readers. Full interaction transparency, on-article public engagement, and incentivised accuracy #VoiceBrendan Blumer
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