Popula, a subscription-based news platform has successfully established its self as a leader when it comes to adopting new technology and making history by making available the very first fully stored news article on a blockchain network. During the early part of the week, the editor-in-chief of the news platform, Maria Bustillos broadcast that the platform has successfully uploaded an article published on the website, on the Ethereum blockchain.
Popula Adds Story to Blockchain
According to a recent report, the said article was previously published by Death + Taxes magazine. A report has it that the article is now fully stored on the Ethereum blockchain and its hash stored on the IPFS protocol. By doing so, the article is expected to stay on the blockchain and IPFS protocol for as long as they are in existence.
Importantly, the article was stored with the help of developers from a blockchain focused startup called Civil, a blockchain-based company.
According to the Editor-in-chief, the ideal of story news on the DLT has been in her head since when she first came into contact with blockchain technology as far back as 2012. She said that the aim of the project was to ensure that articles are properly preserved. She was able to develop the idea after understanding the way blockchain works and the many advantages attached to it and now the result is here for all to see.
She went further to say that since her early days of working with the blockchain, she always had the belief that the technology has the capability to bring into realization a real decentralized world and also generate unchangeable records of which cannot be corrupted easily.
All Stories Will be on the DLT Henceforth
In addition, Bustillos made it known that she never knew that the blockchain could function as a medium for the protection of press freedom and freedom of speech. She highlighted the example of libraries which got ruined in the past and stated that creative works kept on the blockchain would make it more difficult to damage or corrupt the records. Also, Bustillos made it known that, henceforth, every story published on Popula will be stored on the blockchain.