Bluesky, Twitter’s Decentralized Social Media Network Releases Its First Code

Twitter is creating ‘Bluesky.’ It is a decentralized social media platform. The Bluesky team just issued its first set of codes and reaffirmed its commitment to control the content that is allowed on its website.

Decentralized social media attempts to free the space from the grip of IT goliaths that now dominate the platforms. In addition, decentralized social networking apps built on blockchain will function on their servers, limiting the possibility of targeted censorship.

Former Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey initially unveiled Bluesky in late 2019; however, the initiative became self-sufficient in February after getting $13 million in funding from Twitter. Dorsey, on the other hand, remains on the board of directors.

Bluesky published the code for its “Authenticated Data eXperiment” (ADX) protocol in a blog post titled “Working in Public” on Thursday. The team stated that it will be officially sharing the platform’s development process by “releasing work before it’s complete, but also giving ourselves time to workshop new directions at early stages.”

The code – Authenticated Data eXperiment (ADX) – includes a software developer kit and server implementation and basic commands for tasks such as creating posts and liking others’ posts on a social media platform.

The core of ADX, according to the researchers, is “self-authenticating” data, which gives users network authority. In addition, Bluesky’s content filtering ideas include developing two independent layers on its platform for ‘speech’ and ‘reach,’ according to the engineers.

The team took it to Twitter and tweeted, “The speech layer can be as neutral as publishing a website. The reach layer determines what gets amplified across the network.”

After Elon Musk’s $44 billion (approximately Rs. 3,37,465 crore) buyout offer was approved by Twitter, doubts about Bluesky’s future began to circulate on social media. However, BlueSky engineers have clarified that the adjustments would have no impact on the firm.

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