The giant social media platform Reddit has doubled-down on its blockchain and cryptocurrency involvement with a new partnership with the Ethereum Foundation. As a result, Reddit plans to utilize the Ethereum network to create larger-scale applications like the Community Points introduced last year.
Reddit Doubles-Down On Blockchain
CryptoPotato reported last year that the San Francisco, US-headquartered platform launched Community Points as tokens built on the Ethereum blockchain. Users from two subreddits, namely r/CryptoCurrency and r/FortNiteBR, were able to receive the ERC-20 coins and spend them on various services, such as membership purchases or voting on polls.
Reddit asserted that the points will be a measure of reputation and contribution within each of the communities. Earlier, a platform administrator going by the handle u/jarins reaffirmed the relationship between Reddit and the blockchain space with a fresh partnership with the Ethereum Foundation.
“In this new stage of our partnership, immediate efforts will be focused on bringing Ethereum to Reddit-scale production. Our intention is to help accelerate the progress being made on scaling and develop the technology needed to launch large-scale applications like Community Points on Ethereum.”
Furthermore, the post explained that the Ethereum choice was rather apparent as Reddit was looking into exploring an open-source and publicly available scaling technology.
An Increasing Commitment To Blockchain
The post highlighted that the most recent initiative with Ethereum is a step to increase the platform’s “commitment to blockchain,” which should help bring “the value and independence of blockchain technology to millions of Redditors.”
Consequently, Reddit has established a designated Crypto Team and is looking for “engineers who want to build the decentralized Internet.”
Aya Miyaguchi, the executive director at the Ethereum Foundation, also commented on the new partnership. She noted that the team behind the second-largest cryptocurrency by market cap continues to “be impressed with Reddit’s vision, and by how it maintains its culture and philosophies, which were key in forming this relationship.”
Additionally, representatives of both parties plan to host an online session to answer users’ questions.