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Many Steemians, including me, assumed that Dan Larimer’s Voice project would just be another Steemit using EOS instead of Steem. I just received the invitation to beta test Voice and realized that Voice will not be another Steemit.
First of all, user’s identities will be confirmed which means users will use their real names. Avatars or profiles will be a selfie which adds another layer of confirmed identity. According to the email I received, the initial roll out will be for the United States with plans to add other countries in the near future. The content of Voice beta will only be visible to logged in registered users during the first few weeks, but will become visible to the public at a later date.
Voice beta will use HooYu to confirm you are a real person and reside in the USA.
I think the identity confirmation alone makes Voice a very different platform. Quite possibly Voice will appeal to users with a public platform and following as opposed to the casual blogger or Instagram type poster.
I think the fact that Voice is a very different animal than Steemit is a plus for both platforms. The uniqueness of each platform will hopefully make them both a success.