Happy birthday, read.cash!
Ok, it's not quite a birthday yet, but today marks exactly one month since the first line of code for read.cash was written. 🍰
To celebrate it - we're removing the invite-only registration and now everyone can join. 🎉
read.cash has been growing much faster than we've anticipated.
Frankly we've expected nearly zero growth for the first month.
Surprisingly, we now have (despite being invite-only so far):
68 registered users;
260 upvotes given totalling $ 115.08 in Bitcoin Cash, so the average upvote is about $ 0.44 (wanna get rich slowly? 🧐);
Articles published in 3 languages (English, Spanish and Russian).
This we didn't anticipate at all and are frantically thinking about how to deal with all the people who can't read Spanish and Russian and vice versa (those who can only read Spanish or Russian).
These all are very modest stats for any modern site, but for us expecting zero growth - that's something amazing.
We've implemented a lot from our Roadmap in this month:
Better editing (image pasting, uploading, Unsplash integration);
In-site notification system;
Subscriptions to authors and topics;
CashID login and registration without e-mail (using Badger Wallet);
Comments; and even
The ability to deposit fiat currencies (not available in US, sorry)
... and yet our Roadmap keeps growing, because each new user gives us some new ideas and each new day brings us new challenges.
Here are some of the most interesting reads this month:
Granted, many of those are focused on cryptocurrency and especially Bitcoin Cash (which is no wonder, since read.cash is built on top of Bitcoin Cash), but our bigger plan is to attract authors for all topics, like psychology, technology, futurism, programming, etc.. so that all authors can have the great editing experience and at the same time be supported by their fans.
Also, here are some of our own interesting reads (mostly technical about Bitcoin Cash, though):
Hopefully, the next month would bring us more interesting reads and we're still working on adding all kinds of improvements, like polls, author sponsorships, paywalls and maybe one of our features from the other "secret" roadmap ;-)
Got something to share? Get onboard!
A screenshot for the posterity with all the terrible affiliate promotions going on (we're now showing only some articles in the "hot" section, and all articles in "new" section, until we work out better policy for this - trying to walk the fine line between moderation and censorship):