It’s obvious that Reddit is living its hard days. Lots of subreddits are protesting, hundreds of redditors are moving to other platforms looking for commitment to free speech. In a nutshell, the tension between Reddit and its community keeps growing.
A former Reddit’s cryptocurrency engineer, Ryan X. Charles, says he can save the community. He is already working on a prototype of a Reddit spin-off using the technology behind Bitcoin. Serving as bitcoin’s distributed public ledger, the technology of blockchain is cryptographically protected against revisions. Utilizing the technology, users can be sure that no one can manipulate existing content.
“I think there is a huge opportunity here,” Wired quotes Charles’ words. “There is a social moment happening now where people are realizing that something like that would be awesome.”
Actually, community criticisms are the reason of this opportunity. Reddit users say that the news aggregator overreaches its authority by closing subreddits considered harassing, reads Wired. Not long ago, Steve Huffman, the architect behind Reddit, became Reddit’s CEO replacing Ellen Pao. Well, we can’t help but mention the recent controversy over Reddit banning some subreddits for violating the firm’s new anti-harassment policy.
As for Ryan X. Charles’ system, it’s obvious that the controversy wouldn’t happen. Thanks to the bitcoin’s