What is DeSo?
- DeSo is the first layer 1 blockchain custom-built to scale decentralized social media applications to billions of users.
Can’t you just build decentralized social media apps on Ethereum, Solana or Avalanche?
- Unfortunately these other “general purpose” blockchains cannot scale decentralized social media applications because they weren’t built to support the unique storage/indexing requirements that social media apps require.
- Unlike financial apps, social media apps are a type of “infinite state application” which require much more storage. Due to the storage constraints, it would cost as much as $1.00+ just to send a like or follow someone on these other blockchains.
- Note: While Layer 2 solutions can help improve TPS, they do NOT solve the fundamental storage issue described above.
DeSo Cheat Sheet