Long-Form Content Standard (Launched)
Today, people post long-form content to Medium, a centralized platform, or their own self-hosted blogs, which give them no distribution.
DeSo can combine the distribution of a platform like Medium or Twitter with the control and censorship resistance that comes from self-hosted blogs. And, of course, provide many untapped ways to monetize, like diamonds, NFTs, creator coins, and much more.
On-Chain Group Chats with End-to-End Encryption (Launched)
DeSo is already the only blockchain in the world that can support on-chain fully censorship-resistant end-to-end encrypted DMs with on-chain social graphs and identity — and we are extending that functionality to group chats!
Users will be able to create fully end-to-end encrypted censorship-resistant on-chain groups and add + remove other users from them.
Similar to secure on-chain DMs, this will be an even more impressive “first of its kind” for DeSo.
On-Chain Private Content with End-to-End Encryption (Launched)
Today, DeSo offers great “public square” functionality. Your posts are broadcasted publicly on-chain for everyone to see but people want to be able to make posts on-chain that only their followers can see.
DeSo will be launching an end-to-end encrypted on-chain solution for this, leveraging the innovations behind on-chain end-to-end encrypted group chats.
DeSo will launch a new on-chain primitive called “associations,” which will allow users and app developers to create relationships between users and between users’ content.
This new primitive will be used to implement decentralized verifications, as well as on-chain “reactions” and on-chain “blocks” of other users’ content.
Listing Blitz (Continued Progress)
We will build a pipeline of exchanges and work with them all to list DeSo
This, combined with an increased focus on recruiting credible market-makers, should significantly increase global $DESO liquidity
DeSo Social Wallet v1 (Launched)
A brand new self-custodial DeSo Social Wallet that offers a central place to see all of your social assets including NFTs, DeSo Tokens, Creator Coins, and Social Graph with one-of-a-kind features like NFT PFPs and Derived Key Management.
Princeton x DeSo (Launched)
The Princeton x DeSo Startup Competition is a four-week hackathon-style event made for students looking to create and launch the Next Big Thing (using Openfund).
Email My Followers Capability
Associations enable a very exciting feature, which is the ability to share one’s email with another user in an end-to-end encrypted way (e.g. when you follow another user).
With this, DeSo will be able to support a secure “email my followers” feature that any app can securely tap into with the user’s permission.
The Decentralized Web and DeSo Vaults
Today, DeSo supports storage of social content: profiles, posts, follows etc… But soon we will be upgrading DeSo to support encrypted and unencrypted raw file storage.
Users will be able to use DeSo Vaults to store content directly onto the DeSo blockchain, allowing DeSo to take over the role Amazon’s s3 plays on the internet today
DeSo will also support rendering of static html pages uploaded to a DeSo Vault, making DeSo a new foundation for hosting a fully-decentralized internet. We call this The Decentralized Web.