I globally agree with your proposal, especially its “pay the ambassadors to do it remotely” modality (I’m not supporting it for being an Ambassador myself, haha, it’d be some other Ambassadors who would carry that verification task). Let’s ask @Zeljko-Stanojkovski what he thinks about it
On the other hand, some very popular blockchain-based platforms require their potential users to wait way more than Musicoin asks its verified artists to wait (24 hours). Think of Steemit, where waiting 2 weeks before being allowed to write your first comment is more the rule than the exception…
Regarding Choon pretending to be the “biggest blockchain-rooted music platform”, it’s a lie. As @cryptofuture was explaining recently,
"…) Choon counts any user as artist, but we are counting separately users without verified uploads. On Musicoin we have 52,096 users 5,368 artists and 31,068 releases".
A way to get a broader array of released songs on a sole screen is clicking on the loop logo which appears on the searching box, leaving that box in blank. However, it’ll still show you the “most something” tunes (most tipped / played / recent), not the “less something” ones, where by definition those “Hidden Gems” (“Hidden Jams”? ) lie.
So what I do to find that kind of early published / forgotten tracks is browsing our catalogue genre by genre, or keyword by keyword. For instance, entering “metal”, with the “plays” parameters selected, as follows:
we harvest 150 different compositions, related to metal, many of them having (unfortunately) been listened to less than 20 times.
I agree the platform needs to implement a “total search” tool, and I guess the soon to happen release of the Musicoin API will foster better conditions for such a feature integration
Heellooo @Laura-Atencio, and nice to Musicoin you! (por cierto, ¿eres hispanófona? ).
I hope you’ll forgive me to copy here parts of answers or articles I’ve published before in other threads ;-).
Besides what other Musicoiners mentionned above, one crucial difference I valorate between Musicoin and Choon is the NO ICO dimension in Musicoin.
Exactly like the “Good elder ones” (Bitcoin, Litecoin, Monero, DigiByte) the Musicoin project never organized an Initial Currency Offering (ICO), a process which has often artificially inflated many crypto-based initiatives, both in their monetary value and their marketing promises, reverting the logical order of their growth (they harvested a lot of money on the basis of an advertisement campaign, not on a working product); on the contrary, since its launch in February 2017, Musicoin has been growing with an astonishing discretion, without investing a sole dollar or crypto in ads, and at a pace which will never be affected by the bulls, bears, whales and any other zoological oddities
Secondly, the heart of the Musicoin process is not a technical one: it’s based on building a Community, a space where the artists and the listeners co-operate (I myself am a listener), sharing ideas, solidarity mechanisms, lived experiences and sensibilities. A Community in which the kind of feedback you provide us with (bringing suggestions, opening perspectives) is warmly welcome, and where we hope the “consumer artist” attitude (“I register on a platform, I want a perfect service, and I if it requires any personal involvement, I use to complain”) will be the exception…
Hello @tristan_aaren, and nice to Musicoin you!
You’re right, as far as the player is concerned. Our has to be improved, and its lagging/skipping tendencies should become past issues starting from October / November, with the shift to our new server.
Nonetheless the heart of the Musicoin process is not a technical one: it’s based on building a Community, a space where the artists and the listeners co-operate (I myself am a listener), sharing ideas, solidarity mechanisms, lived experiences and sensibilities. A Community in which the kind of feedback you provide us with (bringing suggestions, opening perspectives) is warmly welcome, and where we hope the “consumer artist” attitude (“I register on a platform, I want a perfect service, and I if it requires any personal involvement, I use to complain”) will be the exception…
Yes, the second option is the correct one: go to “my profile”, reach the right side of the screen, and you’ll see a small arrow, that, by clicking on it, will flip your $MUSIC data card, to show you your profile wallet address.
Let’s the tipping festival begin!
I confess I didn’t know another platform only requires an email address verification for an artist to register, and it actually kind of scares me, haha. How do they prevent, then, some people to earn cryptos by monetizing music that others created?
The easiest paths often end up becoming the most complicated…
On the other hand, we’re already 3,500 verified artists on Musicoin.org, and almost all of them have obtained that “verified” status less than 48 hours after having set up their profile. Don’t hesitate, please, to precise at which point there could have ocurred an obstacle, in your process?