Twitter’s Bluesky released the code for the decentralized social media network while the developers are still in the R&D phase so let’s read more today in our latest cryptocurrency news.
Twitter’s Bluesky released the code that will help them develop an open and decentralized standard for social media. The code known as the Authenticated Data Experiment contains a software developer kit as well as server implementation and basic commands for things that one could do with a social network including crating posts and liking others’ posts as well. It is pretty basic as the team behind Bluesky pointed out in the tweet:
“Before you get too excited: this isn’t a launch! There’s no app or network, there’s only a command line for testing.”
As per the Bluesky team, the release of the code at such a stage is a part of the commitment to work in the open and share the progress. However, a few of the basic elements stick out. ADX uses “self-authenticating data” the goal of which is to allow the individual users to port their own data between the networks and the user control over the company control is a very Web3 idea. In the current iteration of Web 2.0 social media apps, Twitter is among them and is company-controlled. The team tweets that it is not possible to have a usable social network without moderation which could be huge news for those that equate Elon Musk’s plans for maximalist free speech on the platform with a zero moderation policy. The project team clarifies:
“Our view is that ‘speech’ and ‘reach’ should be two separate layers. The speech layer can be as neutral as publishing a website. The reach layer determines what gets amplified across the network.”
Jack Dorsey established Blueskye in 2019 while working as a CEO at Twitter and the project made progress in 2021 with the publication of the ecosystem review of the decentralzied technologies and applications such as blockchain-based IntePlantery file System and ETH microblogging platform Peepeth. The review was authored by Jay Graber a former core developer of privacy coin Zcash that was later appointed as Bluesky CEO. The crypto and web3 run in Bluesky’s veins but the team has to give an indication whether the standard will utilize the token or the blockcahin network.
DOGE proponent Elon Musk purchase of Twitter could pressure the team to go in that direction but Bluesky became independent of Twitter back in February and got $13 million paychecks from the social media firm.
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