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LikeCoin — Grant Progress Report #2

Hi again! Happy to share with you the 2nd progress report from LikeCoin. For timely updates, we share bi-weekly progress updates on Medium. Follow us on Twitter for more real-time sharing. If you want to reach out to our team, you can also find us on Discord.

When Bitcoin and DeFi decentralize money and finance, the open-source LikeCoin blockchain decentralizes content and publishing. Read more on our recent interview with Quartz.

ISCN - The Decentralized Registry function now available with the WordPress plugin

In our first report, we have upgraded the LikeCoin WordPress plugin to enable Web Monetization. In the past three months, we spend most of our time developing ISCN, a content metadata registry and we have now added the ISCN function to the plugin in the first testing environment.

Imagine it is the ISBN for digital content. ISCN (International Standard Content Number) is a decentralized content registry. It is a comprehensive metadata framework that can facilitate content registrations, licensing, and monetization for all media types. Content creators can register their content metadata and adequately set up content attributes before distributing the content. If you are in the recent NFTs craze, you may understand ISCN as a metadata oracle to help provide content authenticity data before an NFT was mint to be sold on marketplaces. We also aim to empower journalists and media to preserve content & ensure authenticity.

Related Readings
# Why doesn’t digital content have a registration database like ISBN?

What is the purpose of a registration database for digital content? The first is to inspect the copyright of digital content. It can also divide the profits to all stakeholders of the digital content. It is the Proof-of-Existence of digital content…read more

# How ISCN rides on IPFS?

Here is the first version of the ISCN specification and it will be implemented on top of the LikeCoin chain. The ISCN registry will be used to store and distribute the well-defined digital content metadata…read more

# Can IPFS — the Distributed Web fight against content censorship?

In today’s world, technology enables civil society to reclaim its voice on the Internet. Citizens’ shared memories can be stored on the Internet in an immutable way, such as pins in IPFS…read more



Attended MozFest 2021! Roundtable discussion on "Business models on the web is broken! Let's fix them."

Screenshot 2021-05-26 at 5.55.01 PM

It is our first MozFest experience, and it was a blast and glad to meet a lot of new faces. The event is well organized, a user-friendly platform where I got to interact with other participants easily. It was great to connect with various grantees and discuss topics that we all care about.

Screenshot 2021-05-20 at 10.04.50 AM We were at the Grant for the Web Grantee Hangout last week! :)

What's next?

Thanks to Grant for the Web, we took ISCN from idea to finish building it. Now the basic infrastructure is set, we have a lot of following up work to do before it can serve the general public. In Q2, we will be launching the LikeCoin chain, Fotan version enabling the ISCN module and Interchain communication feature publicly for the open source community to build Dapps.

Relevant links/resources

ISCN specification:
WordPress specification:
Try it on WordPress:
Quick tutorial for content creators:

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