We wrote about blockchain/music startup Voise in June when we spotted its profile on an investment site: the Spanish-headquartered firm is working on a decentralised music streaming and downloading platform for independent artists.
Now the company has published the latest version of its roadmap, laying out plans to launch an alpha version of its web client in the third quarter of this year, while raising funds from an ‘initial token offering’.
The platform’s first public-code release is slated for Q4 too. Voise has also updated its white paper providing more details of what it’s working on.
“We at Voise believe in a decentralised platform that gives 100% of the revenue to the creator of the content, but we are conscious that in order to have a successful platform we need to make it easy for everyone to use,” it explains.
“That’s why we plan not only to design an easy to use interface but also accept fiat currency payments so everyone who uses a mainstream music service will be able to use VOISE the same way. Without having to set up a wallet, download the whole ethereum blockchain or trading on an exchange. Our target is not the average crypto user but everyone who enjoys music and other audio content.”
Fiat currencies being what we’d know as standard, government-backed money: pounds, dollars etc.