5th Jan 2022

I was invited to a Decentralised Autonomous Organisation (DAO) known as PageDAO. They are a group of writers, readers, and creatives who are wanting to bring literature to the blockchain.

The way this works is that they have a utility token known as $PAGE that allows rewarding creators and supporters for their contributions to the DAO. They will also have a marketplace, known as NFTBook Bazaar, which will allow for minting and selling books that are stored on the blockchain.

One of the things that intrigued me was that they have developed a built-in PDF reader for the NFT books as OpenSea and other blockchain viewers don't currently natively support PDFs. I also noticed that they are using the Polygon network, which is a faster, much cheaper, and more sustainable alternative to Ethereum that conforms to the EVM guidelines. This benefits writers and creators at the moment as the reduced gas allows for creating newly minted books without high fees.

Something that I am interested to look into is for paid / private books, and how these are handled. At the moment, it seems that anyone is able to view the PDF that is minted and stored on IPFS. It would be good for there to be a way to restrict this to only people who own the book on the blockchain.

I enjoy reading a lot, and am currently in the process of writing a book, so I am intrigued about the future of PageDAO and the potential that it brings.