[Cryptography] Steemit

Karl gmkarl at gmail.com
Sat Oct 7 21:21:02 EDT 2017

On 9/25/17, James A. Donald <jamesd at echeque.com> wrote:
> According to Steemit documentation, it looks like a well designed
> cryptocurrency that deserves to replace Bitcoin.
> Well, that is what it looks like.
> Except its front end is the steemit.com website, and any one website can
> easily be seized by the feds.
> If actually decentralized, should it not be a bunch of websites using a
> common crypto currency and a common identity system,

There have been some "actually decentralized" alternatives.  But
Steemit has been the only one so far to _pay_ people to post; all the
others that I've tried have required the posters themselves pay a
miniscule amount to have their content published on the blockchain.

Qora was my favorite.  Incredible feature set.  Last I checked,
though, all the developers had left and the project wasn't in a usable
state, but it was great before that happened.
https://web.archive.org/web/20170930170555/https://www.qora.org/ .  I
think a sister project was trying to take over the source repository.

HugPuddle ( hugpuddle.org ) has created Apertus Disk Drive in C# .  It
allows one to engage in social networking activities using an
arbitrary blockchain as a backend.  Not very feature-rich, but it can
write and read from the bitcoin chain itself, which I feel is the
highest standard in censorship resistance.

And of course there's Akasha at https://akasha.world/, the newest and
strongest addition to the ecosystem.  I haven't tried it yet myself.
It runs on Ethereum.


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