Mithril (MITH) Review - Letting Influencers Mine Their Influence

in #dappcentral3 years ago


By popular demand, I'm finally ready to do a complete Mithril review. I've read their whitepaper, downloaded the Lit app, built a profile and played around with it and I'm now equipped to do a complete analysis of it.

So...What Is Mithril?

Mithril is a social media platform that launched in March 2018 by a Taiwanese team of developers. The project, for now, is built on top of the Ethereum blockchain and uses a token distribution mechanism that they've called social mining. Just like so many all the other social media dapps they aim at disrupting the big social media titans by rewarding their users for creating value on the network. In this particular project, the social mining is designed to bring rewards to those who accumulate the most views and likes.

Mithril Services


Mithril Reward: The concept of rewarding people for creating valuable content is not new, many other dapps are working on the same idea. But Mithril is the first one to take into account the number of views a piece has. It seems, according to the whitepaper, that "likes" are worth a lot more than views. (5X more in the example they give)

Vault Application: At first, the vault is a wallet where users store, transfer and exchange their tokens. They are hinting that it will do much more than that...including analytics and earnings projection.

The Mithril Vault will feature reward estimation tools that can estimate a user's Mithril reward based on their recent contributions. The reward estimation tools will show users a rough estimate of their potential Social Mining Rewards.
Connecting with Brick-And-Mortar Merchants: They seem to be very focused on the adoption of their local market in Taiwan and China. In their white paper, they talk about how they are currently working with clothing merchant to accepting their tokens.

My Review of Mithril

Pros

The Lit App is Really Cool

After downloading the app, I was amazed at the quality of it. It's like an Instagram that only focuses on the story feature. If you are not familiar with the concept of "stories", it's like an automated news feed. Once you have a user with many uploaded photos or videos, you can just have "his story" displayed one image at the time.

To be honest, it seems like a great app to get people to use blockchain without knowing it.

They Are Blockchain Agnostic


Currently, they are using the Ethereum blockchain to power their token. But, according to their whitepaper, they are not ideological about it. In time, they will use the blockchain that best fit their needs or even start their own blockchain if necessary.

This is a smart choice because if they need to scale fast, Ethereum might just not cut it at this point in time to deal with a large volume of transactions.

Focused on Mobile


Their user experience is based on the mobile market, which is where most of the social media world actually live. Many social media dapps forget that fact and therefore missing a huge opportunity to gain users. Focusing on a mobile app also forces the development team to make sure the user experience is great...otherwise bad reviews will come.

Cons


Easy target for abuse


If the only identity verification is a phone number or a social media network profile, their "views + like" social mining is totally ready to be abused by a network of bots.

Not censorship resistant


From reading the reviews on the Google Play Store, I discovered that certain users were banned. That means that each app as the ability to ban any user they want. For many blockchain enthusiasts, that's a big no-no.

Don't get me wrong, there as to be a way to deal with bad behaviors and doing moderation. But when an app can ban user outright, take their content, lock their funds and boot them out...not cool.

Where is the data stored?


As far as I know, its stored on the servers of that Lit App. There is no way it's hosted on Ethereum and their whitepaper doesn't mention where it is stored. After reading the Personal Data Protection Policy of Lit, I'm fairly sure of it.

Conclusion


We have to keep an eye on the development of this project. In my opinion, it is the best contender to the Steem Blockchain...even though they have 2 years of development to catch up on(Scaling is tough). Actually, their marketcap is not too far from the one of Steem. As of today, STEEM is at $367M while MITH is at $223M


Resources:


Website: https://mith.io/

Whitepaper: https://mith.io/whitepaper.pdf

Blog: https://medium.com/mithriltoken

Telegram: https://t.me/MithrilChat

Twitter: https://twitter.com/MithrilToken


Posted from my blog with SteemPress : http://dappcentral.io/review/social-media/mithril-review/

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Another way to earn crypto through the use of social networking. Thanks.

I'm looking on this one for a long time , i think now is the best time to buy some now

And, we really need to know more about mithril cuz it really seem super cool. Waiting for your next post about this project.

I am happy you have made a review of this awesome app Lit after i mentioned it to you a few days back.

They are still new but am amazed by the development speed...the vault is the best of all.

They also plan on/or are having Steem Power like feature called Staking...You stake above 100 mithril for a month and it increases your social mining power.

If anyone joins Lit,my username is jaraumoses same as here.

Do you have any information on just how much difference to your mining speed staking makes?

I have not yet tried it and so i cannot comment on it....but will try it soon.I willfind out from the community though.

It will be interesting to see. I am working up to it, but only started with the app a couple of days ago so have some way to go first.

Cool, I have been meaning to check this project, but havent gotten around to it. It seems more social media platforms have been emreging lately, that's good. We seriously need some upgrade from facebook and similar stuff. Btw do you know TTC Protocol? It's also a social media platform, but I guess it's actually a protocol for social media, I liked the concept. I like the concept a lot, but still haven't checked out Mithril enough to compare. I wonder what you think about it in comparison to Steemit and Mithril, you seem to be into DLT social media, I'd like to know your opinion.

P.s. i know it's hard to judge since Mithril and TTC are not yet live compared to Steemit, but you know, as much as you can compare them.

I mean, on thing that the steem blockchain as is a massive headstart with technology on the blockchain level...making it the first choice for devs to build on top. Steemit.com might be the most popular use of the steem blockchain but no longer the best. I will look into TTC project, I wasn't aware of it. Thanks!

So we can say steem got a competitor , who values good content. In that case, people would shift to it looking at the current scenario of steem.

With 2 years of dev work ahead, I don't quite see that happening, Mithril has a lot of work to do if they want to contend with Steem on the platform side of things.

This looks really interesting. I'm going to check it out.

Mithril is a very innovative idea that aims to change the way we think about social media entirely. This particular innovation will decentralize and reward social media content creators in a fair and open way.

Gud Job cryptoctopus, Recently MITH was listed on ZB.com and bithumb

If the only identity verification is a phone number or a social media network profile, their "views + like" social mining is totally ready to be abused by a network of bots.

This is one area the Taiwanese developers might want to focus, if not loses it's tenacity even before it's reached prospective users.

How do you have so much followers , is there any way you can explain, can I connect with you on telegram ?

I started blogging on Steemit in May 2016

just ah perfect click!!

I have been using it for a few days and really like what I see. As it's so new, people are willing to spread the 'likes' around a bit more than upvotes here on Steemit. There are a few little issues with videos crashing the app, and I think the chat feature could be improved, but I'm enjoying.

What is your username? Mine is philnewton if you fancy adding another friend to the list :)

follow me at Lit.... i will give you a LIKE for sure....everyday

Anyway my username is: sharil

Its really a great quote