E-Crypto News Talks to Jim Blasko of Aspire on Blockchain Broadcasting
Blockchain technology is changing. So much so that new features are added to blockchains daily. Aspire recently introduced its blockchain broadcasting feature.
It enables just about anyone who wants to leave a message on the blockchain to do so easily and seamlessly.
E-Crypto News caught up with Jim Blasko, CEO of Aspire to shed more light on this. Here is what he had to say.
Jim Blasko, CEO Aspire
- What is blockchain broadcasting? How does it work?
‘Broadcasting on the blockchain’ is a new feature on the Aspire blockchain. With Aspire, users can now broadcast special messages permanently on the blockchain, an ideal channel for brand marketing, making predictions (such as when bitcoin will hit a new all-time high), declaring special milestones like birthdays, or even marriage proposals.
To send a broadcast through Aspire, users simply log into their wallet, select “Address Actions” then “Broadcast Message.”
From there, users can send text-only messages with up to 58 characters for the cost of a small percentage of a GASP token. These memos are stored publicly on the Aspire blockchain and can be viewed on the Aspire explorer.
2. What is possible and not possible as regards this new feature?
Currently users can send text-only messages with up to 58 characters. We plan to expand that character limit in the near future.
3. Do you think that Blockchain broadcasting will become popular in the future? Please tell us the reasons for your answer.
In the realm of social media, self-expression is extremely important. This is what led to the popularity of such programs as Facebook and Twitter.
In recent years we have been witness to extreme censorships of these programs and more so the users, which was not the case in the beginning.
We now have a permanent and uncensored way to express ourselves by using blockchain technology.
Aspire, the revolutionary Asset Solution Platform, allows anyone to “broadcast” permanent messages across the internet and these messages are stored on the blockchain for all to see and no one to alter.
The “broadcast” feature of Aspire can be thought of just like any Bitcoin or Aspire transaction, it is a permanent record of data that cannot be changed.
I believe the time is coming where a social media program of the people utilizes Aspire’s broadcast technology to permanently store all activity on their platform.
The time has come where blockchain technology will finally free us from the censorship of massively powerful programs like Facebook and Twitter.
4. Of what significance will blockchain broadcasting be in the future? Please give us possible scenarios.
The key is that it is a permanent record of data that cannot be changed. Some examples of where this would be important are:
Contracts’ signatures between parties
Predictions (in any industry)
Anything that an individual or organization wants to prove with a permanent date and time
5. What are your thoughts on the recent decentralized finance (DeFi) surge?
I think most people have no idea what exactly they are getting involved in and many times a user may never be able to get their money out. I would recommend new users be extra cautious dealing with DeFi contracts.
That said, there is definitely a need for DeFi. Aspire will be launching more features in the future including smart contract capability allowing for the same tools as Ethereum, but on a much cheaper and secure blockchain.
6. What are your thoughts on Non-fungible tokens and their uses?
Originally artwork was the common use for NFTs, however now digital sports cards and non sports cards are popping up, and we’re actually seeing major brands like Topps get involved which is really cool.
NFTs are simple to create on Aspire when mixed with the broadcast feature and a tiny URL to the image. Digital collectibles powered by NFTs on Aspire are going to be a huge hit, especially attracting collectors because it removes all the problems of counterfeit trading cards.
For example, a 1986 Michael Jordan rookie card in Mint condition will cost over $10,000 dollars to purchase but the problem is there are millions of counterfeit Jordan rookies out there, and to spot one of these fakes you need trained eyes that know to look for very specific sharpness changes in the fonts on the card.
Most people would not know the difference in a fake and a real MJ rookie. With Aspire and the blockchain technology behind it, we can trace if something is an original or a 2nd digital print and exactly how many exist.
7. Should just about anybody be able to create tokens? Please tell us the reasons for your answer.
With Aspire, the answer is yes. With every other blockchain, the answer is no as it’s not as easy to create tokens there.
Aspire was designed with ease in mind. We knew it needed to be simple and not require any developer assistance.
Essentially, Aspire software acts as a personal developer where all a user has to do is give the token a name, a description, a total quantity, click “create” and 2 minutes later, it’s ready.
8. What are your thoughts on the recent spike in Bitcoin prices?
Growth in Bitcoin has been rapid over the last couple of months. Bitcoin remains king with a value now of over $300 billion.
The news from Paypal is big and hopefully merchants like Amazon and Walmart will decide to take Bitcoin for payments soon.
There’s also room for new tokens and ideas globally, because so many markets and assets haven’t been tapped into using blockchain yet.
For this, Aspire makes it affordable to create a token with the current cost of about 25 cents.
9. Why do you think that the Altcoin space hasn’t followed the Bitcoin price surge?
Many Altcoins haven’t delivered on the promises they made and are still in experimental phases.
Even Aspire took 3 years to launch with veteran blockchain programmers working daily and we’re still improving and adding features all the time. We’re really happy with Aspire progress so far.
10. Do you think that we could see deflation in Bitcoin prices in January? Please tell us the reasons for your answer.
People are always going to take profits when investing. Some sooner than later depending on the positions.
I don’t expect a full reversal like we witnessed at the beginning of 2018, but I expect a new all-time high to occur before the end of the year and then some corrections.
I’m not a financial advisor, and really I’m not a big day trader, but I’m very much a long term hodler.
11. What are your future plans for Aspire? Do you care to spill the beans?
We have many plans for Aspire, both with the software and with physical usage. On the software side, we’re working to expand our current features and implement brand new features, which includes smart contracts.
We’re also doing physical expansions, for example, on Black Friday 2020 we are opening the very first crypto video game arcade in Las Vegas, which I named “Aspire Arcade.”
This arcade is dedicated to vintage Arcade games and pinball machines and we’re even retrofitting them with a prototype device that allows our games to accept GASP for payment along with traditional quarters.
(GASP is the underlying blockchain that Aspire runs on and it uses GASP for it’s gas fees. Currently you can perform over 380k transactions on Aspire with just 1 GASP coin. GASP is currently selling around 25 cents on Bitcoin.com, HitBTC, and Changelly).
Knowing what I know, and watching everything we’re doing with ASP and GASP leads me to believe we’re going to have an amazing future one way or the other.
It took us 3 years to build Aspire, and really it was a blessing because we could see where other platforms were failing.
Aspire eliminated high gas fees, solved the 51% attack problems, and it has remained fast and easy to use.
We wanted Aspire to be extremely useful with powerful tools from the very beginning, and we’re really proud of where we are at this moment.