July 22, 2024

What’s Nostr, the fledgling software program challenge to which Twitter founder and former CEO Jack Dorsey gave 14 bitcoin (value roughly $245,000 on the time) in December following Elon Musk’s controversial Twitter acquisition?

One consequence of Musk’s takeover has been to speed up the expansion of other, extra decentralized networks. Many journalists and Twitter customers important of Musk flocked to Mastodon, which Purpose‘s C.J. Ciaramella described as “a group of ‘federated’ unbiased servers, every centered round a subject…. It is like a mixture of Reddit and Twitter, however much less centralized.”

However Nostr—quick for Notes and Different Stuff Transmitted by Relays—decentralizes on an excellent deeper stage: It is not a social media community however an open-source protocol.

“If a platform is a silo, a protocol is a river,” tweeted Nationwide Safety Company whistleblower Edward Snowden earlier this month, “nobody owns it, and everyone seems to be free to swim.”

As soon as a person establishes a Nostr identification utilizing a pair of keys (one public, one personal), she or he can transmit textual content posts (i.e., “notes”) or different data equivalent to cryptocurrency funds (i.e., “different stuff”) throughout any networked laptop (i.e., “relay”) keen to host that content material. As a result of the customers maintain their very own keys, they will use any web site or app that runs the Nostr protocol to submit and talk with their pals and followers. No single third celebration has the facility to delete customers’ posts or profiles from the Nostr ecosystem.

This Thursday at 1 p.m. Jap, be part of Purpose‘s Nick Gillespie and Zach Weissmueller for a reside dialogue of Nostr and the way forward for decentralized digital communication with bitcoin entrepreneur and host of the Bitcoin Evaluate podcast NVK and Will Casarin, creator of Damus, the primary Nostr-based social media consumer to be permitted by the Apple app retailer. Watch and go away questions and feedback on the YouTube video above or on Purpose‘s Fb web page.

Present notes:

Complete Nostr every day customers and posts—https://nostr.band/stats.html

Coin Desk: “Jack Dorsey Provides Decentralized Social Community Nostr 14 BTC in Funding” https://www.coindesk.com/tech/2022/12/15/jack-dorsey-gives-decentralized-social-network-nostr-14-btc-in-funding/

Fb Energetic Day by day Customers This autumn 2022—https://www.statista.com/statistics/346167/facebook-global-dau/

China bans Damus app—https://iris.to/submit/note15dyll0ruhqme3k6kcq54gsed7cfasdpp6zgh76a27vhn5q70kfjqflvt2l

The Decentralized Net Is Coming