[EDIT] LastingType has been discontinued due to small traction from the community. It was great to participate to the hackathon and make something new with Hive!
Hive is undeniably very good at storing content as an immutable and censorship-resistant database. However, this implicit but yet fundamental function of the blockchain is often underrated.
LastingType changes that.
Own your content. Period.
LastingType enables authors to store their blog posts in the blockchain while using their favorite blogging platforms.
It is as simple as installing a browser extension and clicking save as you type in your preferred editor. Your content is then forever.
LastingType works on Medium.com and will soon work for the most popular blogging platforms, including WordPress, Blogger, Ghost, LinkedIn, and others.
For content creators:
LastingType opens the doors for Hive to millions of bloggers who want to:
- Make sure their content is forever
- Regain full ownership of what they write
- Protect their intellectual property
- Be resilient to censorship
How to install:
LastingType has been tested on Chrome only, but it is intended to work on the major browsers in the future.
- Go to the browser address bar and type chrome://extensions
- Check the Developer Mode button on the top right.
- Click on the Load Unpacked Extension button.
- Upload the directory you get once extracting the package that you can download here
- Open the extension and click on "Medium" to go to the Medium.com editor.
- Write some content (write at least the title and a paragraph). While still in the Medium editor open the LastingType extension and save your blog post to the blockchain. Magic!
Warning: LastingType has been developed for the Hackathon and it is in a very early development stage. You should only use it for testing purposes.
Note: LastingType stores your posting key locally and it makes no outside requests. It is 100% safe to use.
- Add the option to edit an existing article
- Add advanced options to choose the reward types and to enable/disable comments
- Improve the HTML sanitization
- Implement WordPress, Blogger, and other popular blogging platforms
- Add the option to create a Hive account
- Implement freemium functionalities (more on this soon)
- Publish the extension on the major browsers
Enjoy using LastingType!