When Superhero started, one of the primary ideas was to enable the smooth transfer of aid from anyone to anyone, anywhere in the world — with minimal hassle.
With Superhero, users can send tips in AE to any public URL. And the receiver can easily claim these tips by adding their Superhero wallet address to the web page. This may be used for content monetization, fundraising, and any other cause be it for social good or profit.
From simply tipping URLs via the wallet, an array of tools have further been developed to make the process easier by integrating its functionalities onto other social and content platforms, such as YouTube and Twitter. Other utilities with this functionality are also underway. Such as…
The Superhero.com feed has also evolved for better aesthetics and ease of use. This will continuously be refined as the platform evolves. Profiles and channels are also being improved to cater to broader audiences and content creators.
Voting on Superhero utilizes the Governance æpp. Anyone can launch and vote on polls on Superhero, and this will all be done on-chain. For open, public blockchains, the goal is to later shift to a decentralized governance model. The governance æpp is a step to build a platform in facilitating network-binding decisions over a consensus voting mechanism.
At the moment, there is no governance framework to follow — and the community is highly encouraged to initiate discussions on how this framework will be designed.
As a direct consequence of strict public lockdown during this pandemic, video conferences have been essential in maintaining social interactions across distances.
- The æternity team launched the SuperheroLeague as an interactive knowledge sharing channel to discuss relevant issues and create meaningful technological solutions to a challenge proposed via a virtual Haeckathon, hosted over Meet.
- Also, as an outlet for fellow æternity community members to maintain some form of social interaction during this period of isolation, Superhero Meet was created to help keep the work momentum steady and provide Superhero users and visitors a face-to-face (although virtual) channel to stay social beyond just typing on a keyboard.
Superhero is open-source and thus, supports and uses other open-source tools. Jitsi has been integrated into Superhero in order to enable users to launch their own Superhero Meet conferences and SuperheroLeague episodes.
The web widget is a button that any website owner can add to their pages, enabling other Superhero users to tip them through their website.
A Paywall is also in development, which would enable content creators to require donations or payment from viewers and readers of their content.