AskCoin is a cryptocurrency for real-time Q&A (Question and Answer).

in askcoin •  last year

With the rapid development of the times of Internet information, the ways people get knowledge and information are increasingly diversified and convenient; in real life, when we have doubts and hence need help from other people, you’ll find, in most of the time, that people around you actually cannot timely answer your confusions/doubts, hence we’ll divert our attention to the Internet - the biggest open information platform - to seek help. Blogs, microblogs and all sorts of online forums are all good places where perception, knowledge and emotion can be exchanged among people; also, various group chat software/apps that exist can bring us experience of nearly real-time communication. In using the above various communication tools, however, we’ve also detected some problems: 

       1. Such ways of communication as blog, microblog and forum are not completely real-time because the posters have to wait for quite a long time before they get replies from other people. 

       2. Group chat tools can bring us experience of nearly real-time communication, but group chat is after all not a separate discussion tailored to a question raised by someone but filled with miscellaneous chats that can easily drown the messages of those who need help and answers to their doubts. 

       3. People lack motivation and enthusiasm to participate in and reply the questions and doubts of other people.

The emergence of the blockchain technology brings us new ways of thinking, new economic models and brand-new definitions of “value”. In response to the foregoing phenomena and in combination with the advantages of the blockchain technology, the AskCoin Project comes into being. The distributional consensus algorithm DPOS, which is the fastest in the cryptocurrency industry, is adopted for AskCoin. The DPOS algorithm, having been sufficiently verified in such projects as BitShares, Steemit, Lisk and etc., can realize second(s)-level block confirmation and thereby ensure the real-time nature of the Q&A platform. Moreover, AskCoin itself is a kind of cryptocurrency embedded in the system that drives the whole Q&A platform, and it stands for value too. As long as you are willing to help others answer their doubts, the askers’ll reward you; also, you may only reward certain replies that satisfy you separately, this is an innovation of AskCoin. 

Hi, everybody! 

  I’m a cryptocurrency fan as well as a software/app engineer from China. In our daily life, we have many questions/doubts, when we expect help from others, we’ll find that people around us cannot timely give us answers. Emergence of the blockchain technology has, however, significantly changed our recognition to the society and the economy, which enables the shared economic model. We are now developing, based on the blockchain technology, a cryptocurrency used for real-time Q&A (question and answer) — AskCoin. It can get people’s questions answered timely while giving some rewards. ICO crowd-funding for AskCoin is currently in process. For this time, 1.0 billion askcoins will be offered at a subscription price of CNY0.01 per coin during the ICO. You can go into the exchange inside the BitShares Wallet, select the trading pair of AskCoin : bitCNY and trade by pending orders. Welcome all friends believing the AskCoin project is promising to go for the DEX (Decentralized Exchanges) of BitShares to subscribe askcoins. Thanks!

Official website: http://www.askcoin.me

Whitepaper: http://www.askcoin.me/whitepaper_en.pdf

Steemit: https://steemit.com/@askcoin

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Hi, just found this. Your website says it's going to be DPOS. Will this be a fork of STEEM?

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no, It's not a fork of steem, askcoin is a real-time Q&A platform, same as IM.

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So you've built your own blockchain, or are you forking some other project?

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Yes, this project is running at it's own blockchain, developed by c++ language.

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The consensus algorithm of askcoin is changed to POW + LIB (last irreversible block), because other consensus such as DPOS, will cause many fork branch in some network edge cases, POW is the only consensus suitable for public chain.