Thank you for a groundbreaking year! We are at the leading edge of a new model for Internet companies focused on hyper-transparency, privacy, monetization, decentralized infrastructure and digital democracy.
Below is an overview of our major accomplishments from 2019 as well as a preview of the next evolution of Minds. We encourage you to follow the links to see some of the features coming next year for a total revamp of the app and user experience.
- Bitcoin, Ether, USD payments
- Gatherings (video conferencing)
- Community jury moderation system
- Activity triggers and notification system
- Centralized error reporting system (Sentry)
- New upgrades and product pages
- Invitation to the White House (Social Media Summit)
- Launch of the Change Minds initiative with Daryl Davis
- Partnership with SendWyre for USD → Crypto onramp
- Open source documentation of Minds
- Feeds migration to ElasticSearch
- Boost (Mongo to ElasticSearch refactor)
- Streamlined admin tools
- Community notices
- New homepage and registration
- Navigation redesign for mobile and web
- Recommendation engine improvements
- Boost campaigns and partners (revenue-sharing)
- Permissions (open, closed, moderated channels)
- Notification grouping and read receipts
- Sandbox review sites for developers
- Bounty program for open source community
- Improved bot and spam prevention
- Infrastructure for A/B testing platform
As you can see, our team has been hard at work developing open source technology and the platform has been making giant strides. This is the groundwork that will allow Minds to scale and handle a mass migration.
A major focus in 2020 will be on enhancing the user experience to encourage and incentivize more creation and sharing of native, original content. We want Minds to become the place to share and engage with ideas and opinions of all kinds without fear of censorship or algorithmic bias.
We are always listening to your feedback and sincerely appreciate all of the efforts you all put in towards helping our team. If you ever want to check out what we are doing on a day-to-day basis and help make our open source project more viral, please star and follow us on the Minds Gitlab!
We can't wait for what's coming next!
The Minds Team
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