Proton (XPR) has officially outgrown the ProtonChain.com domain name and has upgraded to Proton.org. For those of us who are veterans of the domain industry, this is fantastic news and an obvious indication of good things to come. I’ve said this a million times, but most projects in crypto use low quality domain names or obscure extensions. The decicion to anchor a web presence around a cheap domain does not necessarily bear any reflection on the quality of a project or its value proposition, but if a project is willing to put up the money to use a top-tier .com .net or .org domain, it conveys a certain gravitas and demonstrates that the developers are almost certainly not just in the game for a quick buck.
It would have been easy for the Proton team to be content to coast along with the ProtonChain.com domain for a few more years, subsisting comfortably off of whatever earnings were being generated by the project. After all, Proton already has a substantial community of loyal enthusiasts. Applications like the WebAuth wallet and platforms like Protonmin and ProtonSwap offer some of the most user-friendly experiences in crypto. They can easily stand on their own. What makes the domain change exciting though signifies that the team has their sights set on bigger and better achievements. Proton is deadly serious in its ambition to secure a place among the big league blockchains and burgeoning Web3 behemoths. Among many other things, Proton is designed to interface with banks/major financial institutions and aims to be a leader among Web3 payment facilitators. The domain change is a wise decision and brings Proton one super-charged step closer to its goals.
Of course, the domain change wasn’t the only news. Simultaneously, Proton unveiled a new whitepaper (Whitepeper 2.0). This document provides a comprehensive overview of all things Proton. In addition to outlining the project’s long term vision, it contains information about applications, tokenomics and detailed technical explanations (for those who can understand them). Anyone who is even remotely interested in Proton would do well to read this document. I’ve been familiar with the Proton community for quite some time, and the whitepaper cleared up a few items I had been curious about for a while.
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