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The logo of Publiq.png
Formation2017; 2 years ago (2017)
TypeNonprofit foundation
PurposePromoting free and unbiased publishing
Region served
CEO, Co-Founder
Gagik Yeghiazarian

Publiq (stylized as PUBLIQ) is a nonprofit foundation and a decentralised online content platform for authors. Created in 2017, it is the first platform to use blockchain technology to guarantee authenticity of texts, avoid censorship, and combat fake news.[1][2]

Publishing model[edit]

Publiq uses a unique blockchain model for authors, which creates an open neutral system where the credibility of the content is directly monitored by the community, eliminating middlemen and censorship.[3] The platform is primarily geared towards news and articles.

Once an article is posted on Publiq, it gets encrypted on the blockchain and shared over a peer-to-peer network. Readers have options to like, share, and flag the article, thus generating reputation for both the channel and author. To avoid external manipulation, interactions are executed through smart contracts. Writers with higher reputations are more likely to get read and garner higher rewards.[2] The authors' work is stored forever on the blockchain as proof of their credentials.[1]

Publiq is managed by an international team of 35 people, along with 20 independent experts and specialists in media, technology and finance.[4]

Utility token: PBQ[edit]

All the advertising profits of Publiq are distributed between the participants.[5][2] The platform uses a rewarding system called a "PUBLIQ score". The rewards are made in "PBQ tokens", the in-house currency for transactions on the platform. PBQ had its initial coin offering in November and December 2017.[3] The tokens allow authors to post and advertisers to sponsor channels, but also provide incentive for seeders and readers who participate in the platform.[2]


  1. ^ a b "Tech Tent: Social giants get grilled". BBC. 2017-11-03. Retrieved 2018-02-01.
  2. ^ a b c d "Using blockchain to fight fake news is the most 2017 thing ever". The Next Web. 2017-10-23. Retrieved 2018-02-01.
  3. ^ a b "PUBLIQ is a blockchain platform that brings readers and writers together to fight fake news". BestTechie. 2017-11-16. Retrieved 2018-02-01.
  4. ^ "Блокчейн медиа-платформа PUBLIQ сведет на нет монополию Google и Facebook?" (in Russian). PC Mag Russia. Retrieved 2018-02-02.
  5. ^ "Создано глобальное медиа, которым никто не будет управлять" (in Russian). Forbes Kazakhstan. 2017-08-05. Retrieved 2018-02-01.

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