Ray Alvarez
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Date: 7th Dec 2020

ARK Announces Partnership With D.Buzz

As we continue building towards MarketSquare’s beta release, we wanted to celebrate all the great projects and applications from the Hive ecosystem that will be joining us on MarketSquare. Today we would like to introduce you to D.Buzz!

What is D.Buzz?

D.Buzz is a micro-blogging platform that allows users to create accounts, join in on conversations and post their own content. The team behind D.Buzz was originally on Steem but moved over to the Hive Blockchain during the community hardfork in early 2020.

D.Buzz’s mission is to promote freedom of speech and user-rights. By creating a platform that is a decentralized social-media alternative, D.Buzz supports a censorship-resistant platform where users are in control.

The Problem with Social Media Today

Over the last ten years, modern society has become increasingly digital, with much of the political, social and economic discourse taking place online. Because of the voluminous amounts of information being shared online, big-tech companies have resorted to moderating and filtering content through their own algorithms. This also means that as the company continues modifying their algorithms they are effectively deciding which content is allowed and which views will be excluded from their platform. Algorithmic censorship not only limits what types of conversations are shared but also tightens the scope of the different views users are exposed to on a daily basis.

How D.Buzz Solves This Problem

By creating a censorship-resistant platform, powered by blockchain technology, D.Buzz benefits users in the following ways:

  • Allow users to connect with others and have freedom of speech in regards to what they post.
  • Users own their content and due to the decentralized nature of blockchain, can take their content with them if they choose to leave the platform.
  • Improved Content Curation and Less Ads

As more users turn to blockchain-based alternatives to social media, D.Buzz can affect change in the space in regards to how it promotes the values of transparency, user-rights, and freedom of speech. We are looking forward to welcoming them to MarketSquare!

Want to create your account on D.Buzz? - Using any HIVE account creation service, you can claim a HIVE account and generate your account keys for the ability to log into any DAPP built on top of the HIVE blockchain. Head to D.Buzz to sign up today!

Don’t forget to join the MarketSquare beta by signing up at MarketSquare.io We also recently just launched our community on Discord .

If you feel your project or application would be a good fit for MarketSquare, please reach out to us at Ray@ARK.io.