@marsxyz Those were just ideas, feedback from the community has helped shape the project!
About verification, it is definitely doable on Mastodon and there's two ways of doing it:
-Found an instance using your official domain name. For example, Greenpeace Switzerland started an official instance on their greenpeace.ch domain: @greenpeace_ch
-Start an account and link to it from your website, which is what the French language TV network TV5 did for @TV5Monde by publishing their official account URL on tv5monde.com
Potentially political opinion
Issue with corporations being in control of information being outputted into the world is that they are working for shareholder's happiness. While I don't agree with him, that lead to Alex Jones's accounts being banned on every platform. That kind of limitation wouldn't exist if everything was self hosted, decentralized, depended on users. Censorship is dangerous. But to create incentive for content creators we need a way to monetize their content in this sphere.