• Damus, a decentralized social media platform powered by Nostr, has been released on the Apple App Store.
• The platform is designed to be censorship-resistant and permissionless and allows for private encrypted messages to be sent with destination user’s public key.
• Twitter is also trying to catch up with its competitors by announcing the launch of a payment system, which could include crypto on the app.
Damus Launches on Apple App Store
Nostr has announced the launch of its most popular mobile app Damus on the Apple App Store. Jack Dorsey, co-founder of Twitter and contributor to the Damus project, reacted positively to this news.
Features of Damus
Damus is marketed as „the social network you control,“ aiming to build an uncensored social media platform. It utilizes decentralized relays to distribute messages sent on it and incorporates payments through Bitcoin’s Layer-2 Lightning Network.
Twitter is also attempting to compete with rivals by introducing a payment system that could include cryptocurrency features in their app.
Significance of Launch
The launch of Damus represents a major milestone for decentralized social media networks and increases competition for Twitter.
The release of Damus indicates that open protocols are becoming increasingly popular among users who want more control over their online experience. This could spell trouble for centralized platforms like Twitter in the long run.