Welcome to the Stack CafeTM — Blockstack: Souq – a new mobile dApp for voluntary associations launches (beta version). Previously, we discussed this new mobile dApp in connection with the meetup group in Portland here. Souq is a decentralized project tagging and funding (crowdfunding) platform. To sign-up for the beta version of the decentralized mobile application – Souq, please visit this link here.
Souq describes itself as “decentralized voluntary associations.” Souq further describes itself as the mobile dApp that gives its user an “unprecedented level of insight and participation in crowd funding initiatives, locally or abroad.” Basically, Souq is a platform for decentralized project tagging and funding (crowdfunding).
Souq – crowd funding (e.g., road repair and many other crowd funding initiatives) with decentralization (e.g., identity, storage, security along with blockstack) and transparency baked in from the beginning. To sign-up for the beta version of the decentralized mobile application – Souq, please visit this link here.
Well, Cryptocracy has officially launched Souq – in beta (mobile applications only on Apple store and Google play) – for use with the Blockstack ecosystem. As Souq explains it:
Souq is a mobile app, & currently does not require the Blockstack Browser. Instead of using the Blockstack browser, Souq pairs up with a Blockstack Core node running the Cryptocracy APIs over top. (Full Mode)
In other words it pairs with a users own “Preferred node”, this “Preferred node” is basically a Blockstack core node with customized API end points rigged into it to achieve specific search functionality.”
In essence, Souq’s mobile application (apple store or google play) has every thing you will need to start a project (crowdfunding) and take full advantage of Blockstack’s decentralized ecosystem (identity, security and storage). To sign-up for the beta version of the decentralized mobile application – Souq, please visit this link here.
Some basic contact information for Souq, its developer and the main website:
SOUQ (mobile dApp in Beta version)
Crytptocracy – Website for Souq
Souq (beta) application signup page
Developer: Ty George
- Powered by Blockstack and Blockchain technology, Souq gives its user an unprecedented level of insight and participation in crowd funding initiatives, locally or abroad.
More about Souq from Souq (screenshots):
Use Souq to crowdfund whatever initiative (e.g. road repair) you would like – using:
- decentralized identity
- wallet to hold tokens (e.g. cryptocurrency)
- decentralized storage
- enhanced search features
- detailed information about projects
Souq Works this way and it is pretty easy/straightforward:
- Install mobile application
- Sync with a preferred node
- Create project(s)
- Find and Fund Projects…
Media about Souq
Mobile interface coming soon
Additional Contact Information for Souq
And, we have provided the developers overview pamphlet below (screenshots and link). The pamphlet – Souq: Decentralized Project Tagging & Funding – gives a great overview of Souq. For more information on Souq’s pamphlet, please visit these links Souq Pamphlet.
To help you get started with Souq (or for answers to possible questions), check out the site and the pamphlet.
The Souq pamphlet: Overview
Souq pamphlet: Setup Overview
Souq pamphlet: Full Mode (node with blockstack) Overview
Souq pamphlet: Potential Use Cases
We have not given Souq a test run at this point. When we do, or when Souq pushes out updates to its platform, we will try and provide some information on the same. Crowd funding initiatives decentralized via Souq and Blockstack.
Mr. George has injected a system of transparency into the public space that will hopefully improve the overall community – locally or abroad. Go sign up with the beta version and give it a try.
Beta version of Souq
Sign-up page (straightforward process and if you need a Blockstack id, visit this link here)
Sample screenshot of a Souq project e.g. crowd funding some road repair)
Other helpful links for more information on Blockstack include:
Blockstack – the new decentralized application platform and ecosystem for the decentralized/re-decentralized internet (dApp, dApps, blockchain, bitcoin, distributed and Web 3.0)
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