The new algorithm will allow users to transfer data between social networks

Bluesky released the first piece of code for decentralized Twitter

06.05.2022 - 14:50

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What’s new? The Twitter-funded project to create a decentralized social media standard, Bluesky, has published the first piece of its source code, Authenticated Data eXperiment (ADX). At this stage, the code includes tools for software developers, a personal data server, and a command-line client for testing. The Bluesky team has promised to share the development process and results regularly.

More details about ADX. The main part of the code is the “authenticated data” that transfers the management authority to the user on each new host. That is, ADX allows data to be transferred from one social network to another.

The developers noted that it is impossible to build a functioning network without moderation. According to their vision, this process will be done by special algorithms that work as a search engine.

“There’s no one company that can decide what gets published; instead there is a marketplace of companies deciding what to carry to their audiences,” the developers wrote.

What happened before? On April 26, Elon Musk confirmed that he had struck a deal to buy Twitter for $44 billion. He expressed hope that even his worst critics would stay on Twitter “because that is what free speech means.”

Earlier, Cardano blockchain founder Charles Hoskinson was offering to help Musk create a decentralized version of Twitter if the offer to buy the social network was rejected by the board. It also became known that the Binance cryptocurrency exchange allocated $500 million for Musk’s purchase of the social network. He disclosed this information in a report to the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

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Vasiliy Smirnov Vasiliy Smirnov

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