Sapien Network, the democratized social platform built for user privacy and customizability, becomes one of the first blockchain-based social networks to release native mobile apps for Android and iOS. With the release of these apps, Sapien will also become available to people in countries that rely on smartphone adoption to improve their connectivity, making Sapien one of the most accessible Web3 social networks in the world. The closed beta for the mobile apps launches on May 22 and anyone interested in joining should apply here.
Sapien’s tokenized social platform is capable of rewarding millions of digital content creators, connecting these creators directly to their audiences and bringing transparency to an otherwise opaque corner of the digital economy. Sapien’s mobile apps will enable creators to share more and reach their audiences from anywhere in the world, without datamining middlemen taking a major slice of the value.
In addition to the launch of its native mobile apps, Sapien also announces two new features and a referral contest, as well as partnerships with Biconomy, a smart relayer infrastructure network for blockchain transactions, and 1World Online, a blockchain-powered engagement and monetization platform for publishers and brands.
Sapien’s referral contest aimed at encouraging people to sign up for the network and two new features are:
- Sapien Referral Contest: The new referral contest awards the equivalent of $1,000 USD in Ethereum (ETH) and SPN, Sapien’s utility token, to the top 10 Sapien users who earn points by referring friends to sign up for the social network and through other activities, from May 18 until June 18, 2020. The top point earner will be awarded the equivalent of $250 in ETH and $250 in SPN, with rewards scaling downward for the rest of the top 10 point earners. Other awards include Sapien merchandise and access to the private mobile beta. Join the referral contest at https://referrals.sapien.network.
- An all-new Sapien Help Center: Sapien is launching an official help center where all users can find answers to frequently asked questions and other support to enable a successful onboarding experience to the Web3 social network. This Help Center is continually evolving and will serve as the official record for how-tos, walkthroughs, and explainers on how to access and use Sapien and the SPN utility token. As Sapien implements other important new features—namely gasless transactions and an integrated wallet—more help documentation will be published to show users how accessible and scalable Sapien is. The new Help Center can be accessed at https://support.sapien.network.
- 10 Charges per day: For a limited time, to further encourage rewarding content, all verified users on Sapien will now receive 10 Charges (1 Charge = 100 SPN tokens) every day to use on the platform to promote posts and comments, up to a maximum of 100 total Charges at any given time.
Sapien’s partnership with Biconomy brings gasless transactions to its social platform, so users can obtain, swap, and spend their SPN on the Sapien platform, without paying extra fees to the Ethereum network. This unique integration will enable users to interact with the Sapien platform without paying gas fees and is a huge step in building the bridge to bring millions of mainstream users to Sapien’s Web3 ecosystem.
Sapien will be integrating 1World Widgets into various communities across its platform. Users will be able to engage with tailored content in the form of polls, surveys, and trivia. As users engage with widgets, they will receive 1World Online’s unique loyalty points, which can be converted into 1WO tokens or into fiat currencies or Bitcoin (BTC) using 1World’s partners.
“We’re building a new kind of social network, one built on decentralization and privacy. The technology that enables us to provide this service is blockchain. As such, it’s fitting that we’ve now become, to our knowledge, the first blockchain-based social network to release native mobile apps for Android and iOS,” says Ankit Bhatia, CEO, and Co-Founder of Sapien Network.
“Ankit and his team have constantly delivered in the past and the Sapien platform is perfectly suited to attract the next wave of users into blockchain. With Biconomy’s integration we will further enhance the user experience and help them achieve their goal faster!” says Biconomy CEO Ahmed Al-Balaghi.