• Damus is a newly released decentralized social media platform, backed by Jack Dorsey.
• It has been banned in China for its decentralized nature and removed from the Apple App Store in certain regions.
• Damus boasts a variety of features such as being censorship-resistant, encrypted messaging, programmable bots and earning money on the platform through Bitcoin tips.
Introduction to Decentralized Social Media
The newly-launched decentralized social media platform, Damus, backed by Twitter founder Jack Dorsey, has already been banned by the Chinese government and removed from the Apple App Store in certain regions. Dorsey became involved in the project in 2022 when he donated 14 BTC to support the development of Nostr. The Twitter founder welcomed Damus and Nostr to Twitter earlier this week with a straightforward yet profound statement: „a milestone for open protocols….“
Features of Damus
Damus‘ claim to fame is that it is „The Social network your control,“ claiming to be fully decentralized. According to the Damus website, the social media platform boasts a variety of decentralized features: First of all, Damus is built on Nostr – an open-source internet protocol based on cryptographic keypairs, which renders it censorship resistant by design. Damus claims that the user is in control and no platform can ban or censor its users. Secondly, Damus is encrypted, meaning users can expect end-to-end encrypted private messaging. Further, the platform does not require any registration. Users don’t have to provide a phone number, email address, or even a name to create an account.
Damus also operates without servers, meaning messages are distributed via decentralized relays. This means there is no need to run any infrastructure and there are no single points of failure making it revolutionary compared to other platforms today. Additionally ,Damus is programmable meaning users can easily integrate bots and automate their platforms plus earn money on the platform through Bitcoin tips with immediate notifications should their servers go down relayed real time for teams working together .
METASPACE – A Decentralized Alternative
METASPACE – METAVERTU’s fully decentralized app store may provide an answer for those looking for an alternative solution since it allows developers full autonomy over their apps providing them with complete privacy protection from Big Tech companies like Apple .
Despite some initial hiccups surrounding its launch ,Damus continues forward proudly boasting about its many benefits such as decentralization , encryption ,programmability ,and earning potential while METASPACE provides hope for those looking for more autonomy over their apps across multiple platforms .