Twitter is working on a Decentralized social media venture called “Bluesky.” The Bluesky team just issued its first set of codes, as well as reaffirmed its commitment to control the content that is allowed on its network. Decentralized social media attempts to free the space from the grip of IT behemoths that currently dominate the platforms.
Decentralized social networking apps based on blockchain will function on their own servers, limiting the possibility of targeted censorship. Bluesky released its “Authenticated Data experiment” (ADX) protocol code in a blog post titled “Working in Public.”
• Bluesky is a Decentralized social media platform built on blockchain, with Jack Dorsey as a board member.
• Bluesky developers have published details about the project in a blog post.
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The core of ADX, according to the team, is “self-authenticating” data, which gives users network authority. Bluesky’s content filtering ideas include developing two independent layers on its platform for ’speech’ and reach,’ according to the engineers.”Publishing a website can be as neutral as the speech layer.“
“What gets amplified across the network is determined by the reach layer,” the team noted on Twitter. Bluesky’s creators have pledged to openly share the platform’s development process by revealing details about their work before it is finished.
The creators want to leave some buffer time in case public feedback prompts them to go in a different way. Former Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey initially unveiled the Bluesky initiative in 2019. While Dorsey remains a board member of Bluesky, the initiative became self-sufficient in February after receiving $13 million in investment from Twitter (approximately Rs. 100 crores).
In a May 5 blog post titled “Working in Public,” Bluesky released the code for their “Authenticated Data experiment” (ADX) protocol. The team stated that it will “release work before it’s ready, while also giving ourselves time to workshop new directions at early stages” in order to publicly share the platform’s development process.
Developers can now play with the network architecture, but Bluesky points out that it is still extremely basic and that “things are missing, and things will change.”The ADX protocol will use “self-authenticating data” at this point, which is a methodology that allows network operations to be certified independently without the need for a centralized host or authority.
The general concept is that users will have control over their data and will be able to move it from platform to platform without permission, which is central to the Web3 movement.
Now that Elon Musk’s $44 billion (approximately Rs. 3,37,465 crore) buyout offer has been accepted by Twitter, concerns about Bluesky’s future have begun to circulate on social media. Bluesky developers have clarified that the adjustments will have no impact on the company. The timeline of Bluesky’s release remains unclear for now.