Satoshiwall development summary

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Satoshiwall launched in late November 2019. Here are a couple of things I have changed since then.

Accounts

Users can sign up on the site. It's fully optional. Accounts are not needed to post or unlock paywalls, but there are some advantages.

Referral program

Every Satoshiwall user has a personal referral link (click here to get yours). If you manage to on-board other content creators, you will receive half of the 10% fee I'm currently taking on each payment unlocking their content. Fully non-custodial thanks to BIP-70!

Personalized feeds

When I launched Satoshiwall, it was basically a platform where anyone could post anything and have it exposed to everyone visiting the site. This turned out to be problematic. I do not have a problem with chicks selling their nudes and I have no interest in constantly moderating content, but at the same time the site should feel professional and be SFW.

Instead of posting to one global feed, content creators will either need to build up a following on Satoshiwall, or shill the link to their paywalled content on other platforms. It will no longer be visible to everyone by default. It works like Twitter, users can follow and unfollow each other.

Free content

Content creators can attach "free content" to their paywall. This content is freely visible to everyone and can serve as a preview of sorts.

Fiat currency conversion

Paywall prices can be denominated not only in BCH, but also in USD, EUR and more! I keep adding currencies almost on a daily basis, and I try to add as many as possible. The entire interface can be switched to any of the supported currencies.

Currently supported fiat currencies: AUD, BRL, CAD, CHF, CNY, EUR, GBP, HUF, JPY, NZD, PLN, USD, RUB

Personal RSS feeds

Every user has his own RSS feed. This has many use-cases, like automatically having your paywalls posted on other platforms like Twitter.

Roadmap

There is still lots of work to do. I posted a general roadmap here.

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Awesome! Keep up the great work!

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3 months ago

So the feeds are gone now? I think you should consider a review system and a list of users we can follow or something. Someone will at least need easy access to a test page.

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3 months ago

Thanks for the updates...

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3 months ago

Great, but I wouldn't advertise paywall.link on your website.

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3 months ago

Removal of global feed:

I agree with read.cash's comment, I think it would be helpful to the site if there was a curated "featured" or "best of" feed for satoshiwall to showcase some walls.

Kind of like Vimeo or other sites which have a "Featured" channel.

It doesn't have to be high-maintenance imo. Every few week an update to add a couple of recent, decent walls that perform alright.

Getting on that feed could be an incentive to wall creators themselves to put up higher quality content.

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3 months ago

Personalized feeds

Frankly I think it's a bad decision. Imagine a person who never heard of SatoshiWall, he comes, he sees nothing, just an invitation to register. Registration takes time and people generally just leave in these situations, because they have no idea why would they want to spend that time.

I think there should be a common feed to help with content discovery.

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3 months ago

Good going! Love the site

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3 months ago

This project is getting better and better. Looking forward to using it in the near future.

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