PUBLIQ is a nonprofit foundation that places authors at the center of the publishing and digital media industry by offering them an efficient and reliable ecosystem in which to interact and thrive. Authors have access to a free, secure, and censorship-resistant platform where they can upload their writings, protect them adequately within the latest blockchain architecture, and distribute them safely. Intermediaries or traditional publishing houses, which used to dominate the author in his or her work, are removed from the chain of creation and distribution.
PUBLIQ’s instant rewarding process encourages and incentivizes authors to share their talents with the world. Rewards are assigned daily to authors depending on their PUBLIQ Score – a reputation-scoring system exclusively shaped from the readers’ views and feedback. This unique evaluation system allows authors to be fairly rewarded as well as celebrated for their good work.
PUBLIQ uses a blockchain-powered infrastructure to secure and maintain the authenticity of the content distributed into the network. It removes unnecessary intermediaries from the equation and helps create an independent, free censorship environment. Participants can create a robust lifetime reputation through the collection of reader feedback into the blockchain. The blockchain features, including innovative trust distribution and cryptography, make any content posted in PUBLIQ reputable and secure.
Why smart contracts?
PUBLIQ uses smart contracts to structure an instant rewarding mechanism and real-time reputation follow-up. The use of smart contracts guarantee an automatic frictionless dissemination of payments and rewards to the different participants: authors (according to the PUBLIQ Score), nodes, seeders, and channels (according to the traffic).
Is PUBLIQ only for journalists?
Not at all. PUBLIQ welcomes ANYONE who’s willing to post any type of article and news.
Do you redistribute the wealth generated?
PUBLIQ Foundation is first of all a nonprofit entity. PUBLIQ Foundation does not make any profits from the activity of its users. The wealth generated is entirely redistributed to the community. A very minor auditable and transparent portion is distributed to the Foundation in order to sustain the platform.
What is the PBQ token for?
The PBQ is a token that enables running a distribution mechanism that supports fair and democratized transactions. It offers a utility value that allows authors to post content, advertisers to post their ads, and every other active participants to be rewarded depending of their involvement and/or reputation (nodes, seeders, and channels).
Can I exchange my PBQ?
Yes, once issued PBQ will be exchangeable with the exchange partners.
What is the PUBLIQ Score?
The “PUBLIQ Score” is an overall assessment calculated to determine the reputation of authors. PUBLIQ Score is a weighted average (%) of the different feedbacks given to every single author (number of views, shares, likes, and potential flags). More details are available in our White Paper.
How do you reward participants?
Authors are rewarded depending on their PUBLIQ score. Channels are rewarded depending on the traffic they generate on the PUBLIQ content they broadcast. Other participants, such as nodes and seeders, are remunerated for helping to maintain and sustain the solidity of the platform.
Is PUBLIQ secure?
The PUBLIQ infrastructure is meant to be completely secure at different levels. PUBLIQ’s Peer-to-Peer content distribution mechanism guarantees the authenticity and immutability of the content. The PUBLIQ framework collects the different feedbacks and rewards the different participants using the blockchain, distributed ledger, and smart contracts.
Why should I join PUBLIQ?
If you are an author, if you want to share your passion to the world, if you want to speak your mind on a free platform and get assessed and rewarded fairly, join us! We incentivize all authors to provide the best of their talent by rewarding those that are the most appreciated and esteemed by readers. Non authors can also join PUBLIQ by sharing free storage space (seeders), sponsoring the platform by posting their ads (advertisers), broadcasting the content (channels), or participating in the consensus protocol by mining (nodes).
How can I stay tuned about PUBLIQ?
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