Matchpool, a blockchain platform which is reminiscent of a combination of Slack, Facebook and Online Dating, announced on July 17 the release of its alpha launch. Through an initial coin offering, Matchpool raised over $5 million in less than two days earlier in 2017.
By allowing users to create shared interest groups, similar to the messaging platform Slack, and rewarding those who make connections, Matchpool hopes to to go beyond the intial use case of dating, where the developers hope it can gain traction in fields such as business, education and networking.
The community platform is driven by the Ethereum blockchain and users are rewarded for their participation with Guppies, which is an ERC20 token. Guppies (GUP) are used to access private pools, purchase content and incentivize matchmaking. Pool owners are incentivized with GUP as when two members start chatting in the private pool, pool owners receive a payout. The token will be integrated into the beta release of the platform in the upcoming months. Co-founder Maximus Richardson explained:“We’re a community driven project, and want to build the product around the needs of Matchpool’s members. It’s great to see some of our investors now trialing the platform and giving us invaluable feedback and feature ideas in the community forum — it makes the whole process so much more rewarding.”
Continued Maximus Richardson, “We built Matchpool based on the needs and interests of the community, and participants have tested the platform to provide feedback and new feature ideas. We look forward to continued feedback from the community as we prepare for our eventual Beta launch.”
What can you do on the alpha release of Matchpool? A Medium post from Richardson lists the features :A fresh new identity Register and sign in with email or Facebook Create and edit profiles Search pools via pre-assigned categories Request/be accepted to join pools View members in pools Post...