Pyrrho

Created to improve the exchange of information within online social environments.

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Pyrrho Token (PYO) is deployed on the Binance Smart Chain (BSC), which uses a Proof of Stake mechanism. Unlike Bitcoin and Ethereum, the Binance Smart Chain does not require mining, and therefore uses a similar amount of energy to that used by everyday computing.

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We're starting small . . .

People from different backgrounds and cultures in online spaces often disagree about what problems with social media need to be addressed, making it difficult to engage in productive discourse about underlying issues.

Why DeFi?

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. . . by tackling a clearly defined problem . . .

Online dialogue about decentralized finance, NFTs, cryptocurrency, and Web3 technology suffers from the same problems that exist in social media spaces more generally, including concerns about privacy, censorship, misinformation, disinformation, and fraud.

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. . . with generalizable solutions.

Pyrrho seeks to reduce the risk of fraud in decentralized finance (DeFi) through a searchable database of blockchain projects that are vetted by the community and a user environment that encourages open, rational discourse about blockchain technologies.

Changing the (modes of) conversation.

Rather than viewing the problems with social media as a tension between a desire to promote free speech and a desire to prevent the spread of harmful disinformation, Pyrrho seeks to change the ways that online conversations occur to allow people from different backgrounds and cultures to engage in productive dialogue and debate in a more civil manner.

Pyrrho Token

(PYO)

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Pyrrho Token (PYO) was designed to incentivize positive contributions to the Pyrrho user environment through a unique system of micropayments.

Verified users participate in the process of validating information about blockchain projects and voting on whether the project profile should be publicly listed.

A community-generated encyclopedia brings together research related to blockchain projects, with opposing opinions accessible to everyone, and minimal moderation.

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What is so different about the Pyrrho user environment?

Rather than focusing on what content should be permitted on the platform, Pyrrho intends to focus on modes of communication that encourage civil dialogue and space for opposing viewpoints.

IN

  • Direct messaging

  • Voice discussions

  • Audio-based events

  • A community-driven encyclopedia

  • A system of micropayments designed to incentivize positive contributions, regulate the user environment, and generate revenue

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OUT

  • Hidden algorithms

  • Targeted ads

  • Use of private data

  • Bots

  • Likes

  • Followers

  • Subscribers

  • Comments

  • Chat rooms

  • Discussion boards

  • Censorship of ideas

The Name

Pyrrho takes its name from the Greek philosopher Pyrrho of Elis, who is regarded as the founder of the ancient skeptics movement. One central idea in Pyrrhonism is that we ought to maintain the state of mind referred to as epoché, or a suspension of judgment.

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Rather than seeking to relieve the anxiety of uncertainty by adopting a position as a matter of faith, the ancient skeptics believed a more serene state of mind could be achieved by suspending judgment and participating in an ongoing investigation into the nature of things. The Pyrrho project was established on the premise that online communities will benefit from this type of intellectual humility as an alternative to the formation of immutable ideological factions, which leads to an inability for people with differing viewpoints to effectively communicate.

Roadmap

Design of Pyrrho concept

Design of Pyrrho Token

Plan presale and launch of Pyrrho Token

November 2021

Set up social media sites

Publish whitepaper and litepaper

Launch website

LImited presale of Pyrrho Token

January - February 2022

Continue software development

Beta testing

Launch of initial product

January - October 2021

Formation of Pyrrho LLC

Coding and deployment of Pyrrho Token

Draft whitepaper and litepaper

Smart contract audit by SolidProof

KYC certification by SolidProof

December 2021

Public launch of Pyrrho Token

Hire marketing agency

Hire UX/UI designer and project manager

Begin software development

March - August 2022

The Team

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Pyrrho LLC was formed in Arizona in 2022 for the purpose of creating the Pyrrho web platform and mobile app.

  • LinkedIn

The Member/Manager of Pyrrho LLC is the project's founder, Scott Ewing.

Pyrrho is currently seeking additional team members in a variety of positions. If you are interested in helping to make this project a success, please apply here.

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