Would you like to see my first blog post on the Bitcoin Cash blockchain because this may be a good way for you to post content that can't be censured in any way?
I have been looking at alternative blockchain blogging platforms lately and I found one that looks promising if it is further developed. The first post was made 25 days ago on "Matter" and it looks like the Steem blockchain when it started with minimum features.
In this post I am going to share with you how I made my first post on the Bitcoin Cash blockchain and I encourage you to give it a try.
At the moment, I am at the top of the Home Page, as there is no trending page.
This is my profile: https://www.mttr.app/u/qrn5e9s8ylcjeek9zua6yq0ahx69jhklluu3fae23z
This is my first post: https://www.mttr.app/p/8ca1dbe0427bb8a81fbeeabd7add8606b2647fe9b7da89f3fb73ef545d1afbb5
My First Blog Post on the Bitcoin Cash Blockchain!
I bet that you wouldn't have thought that we could blog on the Bitcoin Cash blockchain!
We can, and the interface that permits that is Matter here: https://www.mttr.app
This is what they say about the platform: "Matter* is a decentralized blogging and social media community that is powered by the Bitcoin Cash (BCH) blockchain."*
If you click on the "Learn More" button, you will see this.
This is what Matter is:
- All actions stored on BCH blockchain
- No backend access to your keys — your keys are stored only in your browser
- No cookies, no sessions. Backend knows nothing about your account
- Publish arbitrarily long blog posts
- Full markdown syntax support
- Likes, following, comments and more coming soon
The last bullet point is what we are waiting for so it can fully be social media: Likes, following, and comments. I hope that the "more coming soon" will be a reward system and no downvotes!
The first thing you have to do is to click the "Sign up" button.
This pop-up will show and you can click "Sign up."
The next screen is this success message two seconds later.
"What? I don't have to wait 7 days to get an account, if I get one?"
What you have to do is write down the "Recovery Phrase," your "Private Key" and your "Public Address."
Do it now or you won't be able to log in again or recover your account.
After you click "Proceed to Login" you will see the login page.
You can login with your "Wallet Phrase" or your "Private Key," which I chose to do.
After you click "Login with Private Key" you can set up your profile.
Click the "Setup profile" button.
There is a warning that all information is stored permanently in the BCH blockchain history, but you still can update your profile with newer versions.
I entered my name "Michel Gerard" and clicked the "Confirm - Save Profile Name."
"Oops... Something went wrong."
Like an idiot I thought it was going to be free.
If you click on the wallet link at the top, this shows your Bitcoin Cash address, and all you have to do is to send some bits to it.
To my astonishment, it arrived very quickly.
8,376.48 bits are now showing up on "Matter" and in fact, you don't need that much money to create your profile and first post, 1 STEEM would have been more than sufficient.
Let's see how much this is.
I have $6.27 in my wallet and 1 bit is $0.00075.
Let's try again to click that button then.
You can click on one of the links to see the transaction on the BCH blockchain, which I did.
The next step is to update your profile photo and I conveniently used the image on Steemit!
I clicked the "Confirm - Save Profile Photo" and that's it.
The last section is the "About" section and I just used the same as Steemit.
I clicked the "Confirm - Save About" and it's done.
Now, if I look at my wallet, I went from 8,376.48 bits to 8,368.20 bits.
I spent 8.28 bits or $0.00619 to complete my profile so far.
In the menu, under "My account," you can show your profile or wallet.
Here it is still showing an unconfirmed balance.
Feel free to scan the QR code and send me some bits if you like the tutorial!
What we are all waiting now for is how to create a blog post.
Click on the "Compose" button.
There is a simple editor where you can enter a title and body.
There is no tags.
I first tried to copy and paste my post and I saw that I would have to do quite a lot to bold several words, add links and images.
So, I just entered my title and used Markdown instead, which worked perfectly.
I used the same intro post I made for Steemit a year ago and I modified it a bit.
You can't upload images, so they have to be linked from somewhere else, which is Steemit in that case.
I think that the red highlights is for a spell checker.
All the Markdown code worked perfectly.
When you are done with your post, it's time to publish.
Notice the 8,365.41 bits I have left, the unconfirmed transactions went through and I, in fact, spent 11.07 bits or $0.00828 in total to create the profile.
Click the "Publish" button.
This gives you a preview that looks good and if you see something to change, you still can click the "Continue Editing" or "Edit Draft" buttons.
If everything is all right, just click the "Confirm - Publish" button and this will start the transactions.
The post is in the "Publishing Queue" and it took quite a long time for this long post because I have a total of 68 chunks.
First error at 34% and I had to wait the end of the first 10 minutes, which was for 25 chunks, to retry publishing.
Notice the "Publishing (1)" count in the top menu.
Click "Retry publishing" and here we go for 25 more chunks.
Second error at 71%.
Click "Retry publishing" again and let's hope it's going to go through this time.
Money in the account is going down as I'm doing that.
You can click "View Published Story" to see this beautiful post.
Notice that I have now 8,058.38 bits left in my wallet and I have spent a total of 307.03 bits or $0.22968 to publish this long post.
You can see the post here: https://www.mttr.app/p/8ca1dbe0427bb8a81fbeeabd7add8606b2647fe9b7da89f3fb73ef545d1afbb5
If you click on "Show txs," you will see all the 68 chunks and if you click on the links, you will see the individual transactions.
This is one of them on Bitcoin Explorer and it still has not confirmed fully.
If you go back to my profile, you will see the post showing like this: https://www.mttr.app/u/qrn5e9s8ylcjeek9zua6yq0ahx69jhklluu3fae23z
Notice that you can show the Bitcoin Cash address like this.
Finally, when you go to the Home Page, my post shows as the newest, and it has been a day like this: https://www.mttr.app/home
That's all it takes to publish a post on the Bitcoin Cash blockchain, which is as beautiful as on Steemit, but truly censorship resistant.
I hope that you enjoy discovering this new blockchain blogging platform and that you will give it a try.
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