Decentralized social media is peer-to-peering into the future
How you heard: I will never pay to use Twitter
The funny thing about cryptocurrency is that not only will you pay to use Twitter, you’re going to really enjoy it. Leeroy.io is an amazing demonstration of decentralized social networking in the form of a bare bones, fully decentralized Twitter clone built on Ethereum.
Today Leeroy is a challenging proof of concept. It requires a MetaMask install. It’s slow, implemented using only on-chain Ethereum transactions. It’s currently expensive, costing about $0.01 worth of Ether to post, follow, or to perform any other action. But just last year, it was hard to fathom Leeroy could exist at all.