Damus: The Decentralized ‚Twitter Killer‘ Launches on the App Store
• Damus, a decentralized social networking platform powered by Nostr, has launched on Apple’s App Store.
• Jack Dorsey, the co-founder of Twitter, is a contributor to the Damus project.
• The launch of Damus is a significant milestone for decentralized social media networks and adds more competition to Twitter.
Damus Launch on Apple’s App Store
Nostr, based on cryptographic keypairs, has announced the launch of its most popular mobile app Damus on the App Store after three failed attempts. Jack Dorsey, the co-founder of Twitter who made a case for a decentralized alternative to the app, is also a contributor to the Damus project. Reacting to the news, Dorsey tweeted: „a milestone for open protocols…“
Features of Damus
Damus markets itself as the „social network you control.“ They plan to build it into a social media platform with uncensored content which allows for censorship-resistant and permissionless communications. It utilizes decentralized relays to distribute messages sent through it and has built-in payments through Bitcoin Layer-2 Lightning Network.
Twitter is also trying to catch up with its competitors and recently announced the launch of its own payment system which could include crypto payments on their app.
The launch of Damus on the app store is a significant milestone for decentralized social media networks and adds more competition to Twitter. This move could bring decentralization closer to users and make other centralized apps such as Twitter face more competition in this sector.
The launch of Damus signifies an important development in decentralizing digital content and making it accessible even without trusting third parties or governments with internet access rights or censorship regulations. It brings us closer towards achieving an open protocol where users have full control over their data and communications while providing an alternative option in comparison with major centralized services like Twitter.