I have been seeing a lot shilling mastodon lately so I thought I would take a moment to promote Nostr.
Fun facts about Nostr:
Nostr stands for “Notes and Other Stuff Transmitted by Relays”. Although it is an odd acronym, I like it.
Nostr uses relays and websockets to create a simple P2P network. We also borrow a few ideas form bitcoin (ECDSA ids and schnorr signed events).
Relays serve as dumb data stores for events clients publish and subscribe.
Clients are skeptical of relays being honest, so all events must be self-signed. Your pubkey is your userrid.
( Shameless self plug
Nostr is powerful enough to host chat apps very easily. Here is a rip of Telegram, running on Nostr:
There’s a lot of fun things you can do with Nostr. These are some of the coolest projects you can find!
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