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Project Liberty, Polkadot Partner for Decentralized Social Network

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  • Project Liberty and Polkadot are working together to implement a Decentralized Social Networking Protocol (DSNP).
  • DSNP will be an open-source protocol that establishes a shared social graph.
  • Both tech teams are looking forward to the outcomes of their endeavor.

The technology teams behind Project Liberty and Polkadot are collaborating on the first implementation of the Decentralized Social Networking Protocol (DSNP).

The team said that the DSNP was developed to serve as a public utility and to provide a more equitable and inclusive infrastructure for the next generation of the web. It will reportedly be an open-source protocol that establishes a shared social graph no longer dependent on a specific application or centralized platform. Notably, it will be controlled and governed by its users.

Frank McCourt, founder of Project Liberty, and Gavin Wood, founder of Polkadot and the Web3 Foundation, said that they aim to evolve the open-source internet protocol to become the core social layer of the next generation of the internet. They added that this collaboration is rooted in a shared goal of building a more equitable, user-focused, and socially aware web.

McCourt remarked:

We are excited to work with Gavin and his colleagues to bring our shared vision of a healthier web into reality. Not only are they pioneering innovators, but our values are aligned for how the internet should be restructured in a way that empowers users, benefits society, and strengthens democracy.

Wood was also thrilled about the partnership and stated that Web 3.0 needs a universally accessible social graph to be successful, as the Web 2.0 social giants currently have absolute control over what users can say or do on their platforms. He added that Project Liberty and the DSNP protocol present a clear path to providing this crucial service.

The creator of DSNP, Braxton Woodham, said that with nearly three years of development and a working implementation of DSNP, they are now ready to deploy social functionality as a core element of the Internet itself. “Polkadot has a unique architecture that enables implementation of DSNP at scale, with economics that will support sustainable alternatives to today’s surveillance economy-driven business models.”

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