Decentralized Social Media Platform Damus Aims to be the “Twitter Killer”

Damus, also known as the “Twitter killer,” made its name with the donation of Twitter’s ex-founder, nearly $300,000. The former CEO of Twitter aims to create censorship-resistant global social media.

Decentralized Social Media Protocol Nostr Empowers Damus

Following Elon Musk’s takeover of Twitter, many former users have returned to legacy apps like Tumblr and decentralized social networks such as Mastodon. To keep up with the trend, several startups are developing their own contenders for the throne – T2 and Spill being two examples that are currently in seed funding rounds. The new app is one amongst this promising line-up that seeks to rival its predecessor.

Damus is built on the groundbreaking Nostr platform, a decentralized social media protocol that enables payments through the Bitcoin Lightning Network – much to the delight of Bitcoin supporters. With this innovative feature, it’s no surprise that Nostr has become one of the most popular protocols available today.

Decentralized Social Media Protocol Nostr Empowers Damus.

Damus’s Highlighted by These Three Features: Uncensored, Encrypted, and Decentralized

Damus isn’t a venture-funded startup; it’s an exploration into decentralized social networking. With Damus, you can explore an unrestricted social network unencumbered by a central authority that dictates what content is allowed to be shared or who gets access – unlike Facebook or Twitter!

Boasting end-to-end encrypted messaging, Damus was developed with users’ security and privacy in mind — something Twitter does not have. Furthermore, sign-up is not a requirement, as there’s no need for phone numbers, emails, or names to join the platform. This point of differentiation stands out when compared to Mastodon, where admins can control registered users on their respective servers.

Jack Dorsey, CEO of Twitter, has been one of the biggest supporters of Damus since its launch on January 31. After being released on the App Store, he quickly expressed his enthusiasm via a tweet that was seen by over 2 million users! His backing has been instrumental in helping to bring Damus’ innovative idea to fruition.

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Vera Golubev

Vera holds a master's degree from New York University in Business and Economics, was a banker turned writer who discovered cryptocurrency, now a fintech blogger, crypto journalist, and growth marketer. She is passionate about helping startups spread the word, discover and promote great projects in the crypto and fintech industry.

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