As Elon Musk’s Twitter takeover continues to embattle the social platform, many crypto enthusiasts that initially found a home there are looking for an alternative space to grow their community.
Enter Console, a blockchain-based messaging platform that hopes to fix some of the issues that plague other social platforms like spam and misinformation, and bring privacy and data ownership centerstage.
Founded by serial entrepreneurs David Leiberman and Chris Castiglione, the platform opened for beta testing on Thursday, calling itself the “evolution of group chat” by integrating Web3 tools that allow for greater collaboration between builders and communities.
Specifically, the platform addresses issues with other social networks like spam, bots, and sock puppets by offering features like identity verification through web wallet login and Ethereum Name Service (ENS) domains. The console offers tools that support voting, threaded messages, events, bounties, and treasury to help budding crypto communities scale their efforts.
Web3 transforms the internet into powerful, interconnected, and composable Lego, and Console is the base layer for assembling communities,
According to the company, over 400 artists, non-fungible token (NFT) holders, creators, and musicians have already been onboarded onto the platform. Trevor Owens, founder of Crash Punks and Console user, described the platform as “Discord built from the ground up for Web3 communities.”
The open-source platform calls itself “progressively decentralized, secure-by-design, and community-owned.” The beta launch is the first stage of the ConsoleDAO, the organization behind the platform aimed at “influencing, contributing to, and sharing in Console’s future growth.