Twitter Taps Ex-Privacy Zcash Developer to Lead DLT Social Media Project


Twitter has chosen Jay Graber, a former developer for Zcash, a privacy-focused cryptocurrency, to steer its decentralized social media challenge, Bluesky.

  • Graber announced the information through Twitter on Monday (August 16, 2021). The developer wrote and published a review of the decentralized social ecosystem again in January 2021.
  • In the meantime, Bluesky remains to be at its early levels, with Graber’s appointment exhibiting gradual progress of the protocol. Twitter CEO and Bitcoin proponent Jack Dorsey, said that the newest growth meant that the Bluesky challenge “can transfer a lot sooner, and thru code.”
  • The brand new challenge head additionally said that the following step could be to rent individuals for the Bluesky group. A press release from Graber’s tweet thread reads:

“I stay up for partnering carefully with Twitter and different corporations as we embark on this journey. It gained’t occur in a single day, however we’ll share our progress alongside the way in which.”

  • The Bluesky challenge was first unveiled by Jack Dorsey in December 2019. In response to Dorsey on the time, the social media big would fund a small group of builders to construct a “decentralized normal for social media.”
  • Following the ban of the Twitter account belonging to former US President Donald Trump, Dorsey stated that the Web wanted to imitate Bitcoin’s mannequin. In response to the Twitter CEO:

“The rationale I’ve a lot ardour for Bitcoin is basically due to the mannequin it demonstrates: a foundational web know-how that’s not managed or influenced by any single particular person or entity. That is what the Web desires to be, and over time, extra of will probably be.”

  • Dorsey who has been vocal about Bitcoin adoption stated throughout Twitter’s quarterly earnings name in July, that the flagship crypto must be part of the corporate’s future. The Twitter chief has additionally endorsed BTC because the foreign money of the Web.
  • Again in June, the social media big launched a non-fungible token (NFT) assortment comprising 140 free NFTs. In the meantime, the gathering has generated 2,100 ETH ($6.7 million) in buying and selling quantity on the NFT market OpenSea.

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