- The Android release of the platform follows the March app released for iOS.
- The Bluesky group has been operating as a public benefit limited liability company.
Bluesky, backed by Twitter’s former CEO Jack Dorsey, is a decentralized Twitter rival that has just released an Android app. The Android release of the platform follows the March app released for iOS.
For the time being, access to Bluesky is limited to those who have been invited by an existing user or who have joined through a waitlist. There are presently over 25,000 members on the network, including notable crypto personalities.
Jack Dorsey, co-founder of Twitter, stated in 2019 that the business will be establishing a team to study and develop a decentralized social media system. Dorsey’s exit from Twitter coincided with the Bluesky initiative’s announcement that the AT Protocol will be released in October 2022, along with a schedule for its development.
Utilizing Federated Approach
Since Elon Musk’s purchase of Twitter in February, the Bluesky group has been operating as a public benefit limited liability company to assure its users that it is separate from the social media platform.
Bluesky’s AT Protocol is “blockchain optional and blockchain agnostic,” while being led by Jay Graber, a former developer for the privacy currency project Zcash.
With experience in both blockchain networks and decentralized web protocols, the Bluesky team tweeted in October 2022 that they are “working on synthesizing the best of what we’ve seen into something new.”
Bluesky uses a federated approach in which user profiles are portable among AT-protocol-using social networks. In a blog post dated October 2022, the Bluesky team promised that users will also be able to modify the algorithms that decide what content is served to them.