Although blockchain tech is most well known for powering cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin and Ethereum, some experts in the field say that cash exchange is only the tip of the iceberg. If cryptocurrency is email, then blockchain is the entire internet.
If that’s the case, then we should expect to start seeing blockchain implementation in many different places. One of the early pioneers into this uncharted (yet heavily encrypted) landscape is in an area of human experience that may surprise you: romance.
It’s called eDiamond, and it’s curious and fascinating idea. It’s a romantic app for stable relationships focusing on cryptocurrency exchange. The app lets you send digital diamonds to your sweetheart, establishing a socially visible, monogamous relationship.
You can now exchange further diamonds, which are cryptocurrency, but if anyone else tries to send either of you a diamond, they’ll get a message reading, “For some reason, he/she cannot accept your eDiamonds.”
If either of you would like to end the relationship, you simply tap a breakup button, and the other party will receive a Relationship Dissolution message via text or the Android app.
The eDiamond team hopes that they will be bringing applications of things like Bitcoin into the more everyday aspects of human life, giving people a more personal way to engage cryptocurrency and blockchain technology.
Since we’re living more and more in a digital age, they believe we should be able to showcase our relationship status in a more visible way online. Face to face, anyone can notice a diamond ring and know immediately that said person is in a monogamous relationship. “There’s got to be a deeper way to connect online and to demonstrate love and commitment in our digital relationships,” reads an eDiamond digital pamphlet.
If you’re interested in learning more about eDiamond, you can check out their website at eDiamond.love. You can also follow them on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. The app won’t go live until March 14, but when it does you can find it in the Google Play Store.
What are your thoughts about this platform? Would you send a loved one a digital diamond? Let us know in the comments!