Two years ago an onchain social network called memo.cash was launched and the application has developed quite a lot since then. On Tuesday, the Memo team revealed that the platform is now available for iOS phones via the App Store. Apple users can now connect to the social network that hacks a user’s content on the Bitcoin Cash blockchain.
In recent years, especially with deplatforming on the rise, uncensored forums, immutable streaming video apps and onchain social media projects have been developed. Governments around the world in partnership with Big Tech have managed to censor dissenting views against the status quo on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Youtube and more.
One particular decentralized application called memo.cash ignores all that nonsense, as it allows users to post content on the BCH chain. Since nearly every action works by writing transactions to the BCH blockchain, the stored data allows for censorship-resistant social media compared to platforms run by Big Tech giants.
On November 3, 2020, the Memo team announced that the application is now available via the Apple App Store. This means that anyone with an iPhone can download the onchain social media application that links content to a decentralized cryptocurrency network.
Memo works just like in a browser and users can simply register a new account or log in with their existing credentials. In addition to leveraging the BCH chain, the memo.cash application also works with the bitcoinsv (BSV) cryptocurrency.
Newcomers should understand that memo.cash requires a small fraction of bitcoin cash (BCH) to perform operations such as posting content or updating profiles. Users can leverage less than a penny of BCH on memo.cash, by depositing satoshis at the profile’s wallet address or even a small fraction of satoshis from a tap.
Memo is similar to Twitter in that it only allows 217 characters in a given post. But just like Twitter, users can post not only discussions but also videos, images and URL links. Memo users can also start a survey with a variety of options. Unlike Twitter, which is well known in 2020 for blatant censorship, the onchain content of the Memo app is immutable.
In addition to publishing capabilities, users can also access a native wallet within the Memo app which allows users to send BCH and SLP tokens as well.
The main feed has a few different filters that allow Memo users to choose “hot” and “new” topics, as well as the ability to refresh the page in the upper right corner of the screen. While newcomers to the memo.cash app will have to navigate and explore the onchain social media application, veteran Memo users will get the gist of the app much quicker.
Obviously on Reddit, the new iOS mobile version of memo.cash has been welcomed by the r / btc community. “Congratulations to the Memo team,” a BCH supporter wrote on Tuesday, congratulating the developers.
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