The Problem: Social Networks Exploit You
Current social networks restrict content creation and limit your organic reach.
Restrictive algorithms, censorship, and lack of privacy run rampant across popular social networks. And you, the user, can't do much about it, while these businesses make billions.
Meet Minds: A Free & Open Source Social Networking Platform
How We Do It
We’ve built a full-spectrum of features to empower communication and organic reach.
Your public profile to share your ideas with the world.
Stay current with the latest content from your subscriptions.
Communicate with encrypted chat for real privacy.
Find and discover great content.
Exchange your tokens for promoted views on the network.
Send tokens to other channels as a tip or as a paid subscription.
Build public or closed communities.
Manage your transactions and earnings.
Upload and share native HD videos.
Upload and share your favorite images.
Write about topics you are passionate about.
Share a text status to your subscribers.
Our Network Is Growing Rapidly
Since our inception, we've gained viral traction with every new release. Early adopters are finding it far easier to gain views and a following on Minds than other major social networks.
How Minds Generates Revenue
Minds leverages a unique business model that operates entirely around its native token. Tokens are rewarded and sold to the community and later reclaimed by Minds in exchange for services on the network like Boost, Plus, and Nodes.
Users spend tokens to boost their content for greater reach on the network.
Minds offers additional services for users who upgrade their channel to Plus.
Minds hosts custom branded social networks and mobile apps for monthly subscription payments.
How Users Generate Revenue on Minds
Users can monetize their channels to activate an array of options to make a living online.
Set custom reward tiers for your subscribers to pay tokens monthly for exclusive content and services.
Receive offers from other channels to share their content in exchange for tokens.
Earn tokens for contributing to the network through receiving votes, comments, shares, subscribers, checking in or referring new users
Receive tips from your subscribers for content they enjoy.
How the Token Economy Works
Minds users earn tokens for their contributions to the network each day.
Tokens can be exchanged for more views on content with Boost or sent to other users as a tip or for paid subscriptions with Wire. By leveraging the distributed blockchain for all peer-to-peer payments, Minds enables users to exchange tokens without the risk of demonetization or censorship.
Our Journey So Far
The Internet and press response to Minds.com has been wildly enthusiastic—proving people are hungry for an alternative social network.
Enables Minds channels to create exclusive content viewable only by subscription, collect ad revenue, and exchange peer to peer payments with fellow vloggers, writers and watchers.
Raised $1M+ in First Reg CF Round
Minds breaks record for fastest company ever to raise $1m+ through equity crowdfunding in just 19 days from over 1,500 investors worldwide.
Minds token economy shows strong growth indicators with over 150k+ transactions in the first 60 days.
MINDS Token Goes Live
Minds quickly doubles annual revenue and surges to become one of the top dApps on the Ethereum network.
A Conversation with the Founder of Minds
Let's Build a Real Social Network
Watch the founder Bill Ottman on Timcast below.
Over the last few years, Minds has emerged from the grassroots of alternative media and activism to become a top open source competitor to Facebook, Twitter and Google. How did this happen?
The first milestone was clearly understanding who we are. We are Minds. Our name resonates with the global community because it represents everyone. We are not the typical tech startup because we have an underlying philosophy of freedom.
The next step was delivering the core platform and software that could actually scale and be a viable competitor, functionally. This took years of effort and what I can only describe as pure madness in the laboratory. It was the most challenging time of my life and I imagine the same can be said for others on the team. Now, we have finally landed on a stack that can handle the masses, and we’ve proven it with repeated viral migration events and millions of people on the app. There’s still a long way to go, but we have something that people love now.
We do things differently from how status-quo networks operate. They want to dominate and data-mine you. We want to liberate. They keep their code secret, we share it with everyone. They spy on you, we engineer encryption everywhere. They restrict reach and speech with annoying algorithms, we amplify it with rewards. They offer limited tools to make money, our mission is to help everyone earn a living doing what they love.
Ultimately, we think the next major social network will actually be a decentralized network of networks, not “one ring to rule them all.” The free nature of our app means that anyone can build their own app based on Minds, and since we all share our code with each other, it creates a self-propelling movement. These apps can all optionally interconnect, thus creating an unstoppable, distributed force.
Minds.com and Minds.org are powerful destinations that people want to be a part of because they feel they are capable of reaching the top. The company is a literal manifestation of the people’s contributions to the network, and now we are taking this principle to the next level by opening up ownership to the world.
Social impact and revenue are both required for true success. So whether your interest as a potential investor and co-creator lies in the freedom realm or viral reach and revenue world, I hope you’ll join Minds. It’s already yours.
Let's do this,
Founder & CEO