Book.io is using blockchain technology to bring books into the Web3 future. At first I didn’t understand why “blockchain books” would be any better or different than any other digital book, but after a great conversation with @JasonManske at the Books.io booth at @RareEvo, I am convinced!
Using the Books.io Platform, both authors and publishers can release digital and audio books for purchase, and readers can buy them. In this way, it is like any other media marketplace. However, when you look behind the curtain, everything is different, for everyone.
For readers of digital books, Book.io makes ownership akin to owning a printed book: it cannot be stolen, retracted, or changed. The digital item that you buy…