Wikipedia's Everipedia contender is now live

The mainnet for the launch of the Everipedia decentralized encyclopedia is now live.

Blockchain-based Wikipedia competitor announced the launch on Thursday, allowing users to earn IQ tokens to add or edit items on the platform. These tokens, in turn, will allow users to participate and vote on network governance issues.

The developers of Everipedia hope that this type of model ensures that the platform remains completely independent of donations or advertising. At the same time, the drive towards decentralization aims to make the platform itself "not censurable".

While Everipedia was previously accessible by anyone with an Internet connection, the launch of mainnet means that it will now move from a traditional web hosting service to a blockchain with a new URL.

The platform is built on the blockchain EOS platform, with Everipedia moving to the EOS network at the start of this year.

Everipedia announced that it will initially distribute IQ tokens through an airdrop after EOS became operational. Any user who owned EOS tokens could receive QI tokens, the startup said at the time.

The startup particularly boasts Wikipedia co-founder Larry Sanger as head of key information, as previously reported by CoinDesk.

In a statement, Sanger praised the launch, saying, "We are thrilled to release our minimal vital network that allows users to vote and create articles in a decentralized way for the first time."

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