Beyond Spotify- An Insider's Look at DNS' Next Generation Music and Social Platform
A dive into the upcoming social platform from DNS.xyz and the Season Zero waitlist.
Originally published at Tezos Commons News
800 words, 4 minute read
DNS.xyz has been hard at work over the past year working on creating new and exciting ways to connect web3 profiles (a form of decentralized identification) for the Tezos network.
The fruits of those labors have been fully acclimated with their latest announcement of a waitlist for their upcoming social platform on Tezos. Taking NFT ownership and music to the next level, the new platform aims to redefine how music should be experienced and how musicians and fans can connect.
Let’s dive into it and highlight what we can expect to see following a release with some insight from Shokunin of DNS.xyz.
A New Social Platform for Tezos #
The new platform from DNS will be launching as a Lens competitor on Tezos. This means that the platform will include a timeline where you can come in and follow people, like posts, and comment. All of this activity is done on-chain via Tezos.
Basically, each post will be an NFT. Likes and comments will end up on a rollup that the DNS team has developed. They have developed what they dubbed ‘a new Layer 3 rollup’. Every 10 minutes, the ‘layer 3 rollup’ records everything that has happened on the platform and allows that data to be written to the blockchain on IPFS. All of the activity that happens within the system ends up being recorded on the Tezos blockchain.
If that’s not cool enough, they have some exciting features and sneak peeks of the platform.
- Smart wallet
- DNS Tezos domains
- Media player for NFTs
- Shopping cart feature for NFTs
- Collecting posts as NFTs
- Buy/Sell NFTs natively and from OBJKT/others
- Tipping feature for profiles
Speaking on the smart wallet functionality, Shokunin of DNS.xyz gave some more color to how that will work alongside DNS Tezos domains.
The Tezos domain is interesting. For example, you could have will.dns.xyz. What’s cool about that is the particular domain you have will actually match your smart wallet. So, a smart wallet is a contract that we create for you that can hold multiple wallets under the same domain you use on the platform. That’s really cool because we’ve made a system like Kukai where you can log in with your credentials and get a wallet. Simply logging in by Twitter, Google, or Discord will make you a new wallet and log into to DNS as a user. Within the smart wallet, however, you will have your main wallet (primary) and others attached.
If we can think of one way to get NFTs to be used by more people, what’s the most compelling case one can possibly think of?
Probably through music and video streaming.
The DNS team has developed a media player that is able to play high-quality music from NFTs, videos, create playlists, add queues, and much more. Imagine Youtube Music for NFTs. That’s essentially what you’re getting here.
That’s not all.
The DNS team has also developed a new minter and has made it as simplistic to use as making a post on Facebook. When you want to create a post on the platform, you will use the following tool.
All these features make for one of the most decentralized social platforms on Tezos and probably the entire blockchain landscape. This introduces new solutions to the various tradeoffs that exist between different NFT marketplaces. By making everything all-inclusive for the community to things like buying and selling of NFTs, DNS.xyz’s new platform will introduce a whole new way for anyone to become involved within the Tezos NFT space.
How Can I Join the Waitlist? #
To kick off the waitlist for DNS.xyz’s new social platform, the team has teamed up with artist Alec Empire of Atari Teenage Riot. To get into the beta, users can collect a free piece(NFT) from Alec Empire showing a video teaser of the site with music produced by him.
In conjunction with this, the DNS team plans to give away a number of free unlocks and items for their introductory Season Zero pass. This includes the initial Alec Empire piece, a new PFP from a PFP project that is being created called “Soundmoji’s”, a free banner, and your own DNS Tezos domain.
Make sure to head over to their site, hop in the discord, RT their thread, and reserve your waitlist spot today to take part in a whole new way to connect and create collectibles on the Tezos blockchain!