This will be our decentralized social network platform for scientists, researchers and academics where they can showcase their work, connect with peers, seek new collaborations, find solutions, create and manage projects. Everything will be governed by blockchain smart contracts and therefore the need for the middlemen is eliminated.
We will incorporate some of the known elements from social media platforms like LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook such as:
- Creating profiles
- Liking and following researchers and their publications
- Implementing a ranking system based on the contribution in a certain field
- Endorsing skills
- Bookmarking favorites
- Commenting and sending feedback
- Sharing news items and updates
- Incentivized Q&A
Yet the most important feature will be the underlying cryptocurrency on which the whole platform will rely. It will offer the possibility for users to reward peers themselves for their contributions, delegate work in projects and get a quick payout for their knowledge, similar to already known freelancing platforms but without the middleman. This can be achieved with the help of smart contracts.