Murmur Dapp – An EOS Powered Innovative Microblogging Application
Microblogging is the way of the new world and a lot of it is thanks to Twitter. And while tweeting has been the gold standard in microblogging for so many years, the age of blockchain has ushers in new and existing microblogging platform that do far more than Twitter and are, without a doubt more user friendly, more user-focused, and definitely more user-rewarding.
As information sharing and broadcasting becomes personal, decentralized and driven by individual voices, it’s worth looking at how social media platforms are emerging and evolving with the changing ways of peer-to-peer interactions as well as the advent of technologies like blockchain. Murmur paints a compelling picture of the new-age social media platforms, broad enough to tell you of all you can expect from social media and networking in the years to come.
What is Murmur?
Murmur is a fully decentralized microblogging platform built on the EOS blockchain. Murmur is in fact more than just a microblogging platform. It’s where you go to engage in recreation, earn token rewards, trade and settle tokens and lots more. It’s more of a social utility than a social media platform that rewards you for your time and attention and that’s what’s absolutely interesting about it.
Users log into Murmur using an EOS account and all throughout hold custody of their private keys. In its current form, Murmur supports microblogging, content tipping, an EOS wallet for transaction EOS and EOS-based tokens, and a Dapp micro-universe.
Murmur and EOS
EOS is a free public blockchain interface and is fully democratic in nature. The cost of participation is very low and offers an incredibly fast ecosystem for transactions and engagement. EOS supports a wide variety of projects and Dapps and thanks to short blockchain confirmation time and excellent governance protocols, it is the go-to-blockchain for new age Dapps. Murmur is among the league of the latest recreation and social Dapps to have adopted EOS for these reasons and many more.
How to create a Murmur Account?
- Users can download the Android Murmur or the iOS Murmur app through the Play Store or the App Store.
- You can request a Free EOS account or Import an existing account to the platform. New accounts are activated within 72 hours and necessary EOS staked to enable publishing and interactions.
- For those creating new accounts, you are asked to choose a 12-character account name (alpha-numeric or alphabets only). Once the account is activated, users are prompted their Key Pair code. At no point, does Murmur have knowledge of the keys. Only the users see their key pairs and are requested to keep a copy of it safe. They are also prompted to create a 2-factor pin, necessary for approving transactions in-app.
- Those importing EOS accounts simply need to create a 2-factor verification code and hop on to the platform.
Once inside, the Murmur interface is fairly straightforward and easy to grasp. It draws on the functionality of conventional social media and communications applications, and supports features similar to each. For instance, on Murmur, you can ‘Snoop’or like a content you enjoy, ‘Yell’ instead of share, ‘Whisper’ instead on DM and ‘Murmur’ instead of post. Over and above similar publishing-related features, you can tip a content you like in MUR or EOS tokens, transact peer-to-peer instantly from the Wallet portal, explore Dapps integrated with Murmur, all the while keeping track of your EOS account resources.
One of the most striking features of Murmur is the Decibel reward points system. Similar to the Karma points of Reddit, on Murmur you earn Decibels for taking actions in app and in a sharp contrast to Karma, you know exactly how to each decibel point of the Murmur platform. Similar to Steemit, Murmur supports content rewards and pays you for the engagement you help generate on the platform, the value decided as per the Decibels you raise.
In the future, Murmur is expected to roll out a token staking function which will make the platform competitive and the token’s utility solid. Talks of IPFS-supported media sharing, marketplace development and strengthening of reward point system are doing the rounds in the Murmur community and it’s worth looking at what the platform will emerge within the years to come.
Murmur Tokens and Rewards
MUR is the native currency of the network and provides security and flexibility as well as safeguards against unpredictable fluctuations in EOS.
On Murmur users are rewarded for each action they take on the platform – murmur, yell, snoop, and whisper – in MUR tokens. A token reward pool is generated every day – based on the day’s activity – and proportionate to the Decibels users raise, MUR is paid out to everyone active on the platform.
Currently, the payout happens once every week and expected to become a daily thing once their staking function is introduced.
Though these are still early days for Murmur, Murmur has already built a strong case for recognizing users as the true value creators on a social media platform. Unlike a Twitter or a Facebook, on Murmur, it is the users who hold real power on any given day and based on the activity they generate, the value strengthens or weakens. The fact that Murmur pays you for your content and engagement is an added bonus.
Currently, getting onto Murmur and earning MUR is relatively easy. Once the staking function is introduced, getting your hands on MUR might become a challenging and going to an exchange may be your only option. This is clearly a good time to head to Murmur, publish interesting content that gets published permanently onto blockchain and is recognized in Decibels and MUR tokens.