We're building the future of decentralized discourse on top of performant, well-designed decentralized technologies. Our new publishing platform is tailored to counter Big Tech censorship and related issues that have dominated the news lately, without sacrificing the usability that creators and their audience are accustomed to on current platforms.

building blocks of our ecosystem include:

OrbitDB/IPFS hosting architecture

By going serverless, we're making content more resistant to censorship. No longer will a big Silicon Valley company — or anyone else — say what you can or can't publish on your social site.

NEAR Protocol

Provides our decentralized technologies infrastructure and thus powers many of our most important features. For instance, payments via cryptocurrency or fiat, on-chain community governance, and more.

A beautiful user interface

Feeds feel familiar, like those on the most popular Web2 social networks. A simple but powerful markdown-based text editor for composing posts. And most important, no previous experience with decentralized technologies software necessary to get started.

The platform is currently in private alpha, with a public beta launch planned for January 2022. We're beyond excited to get this software into the hands of all sorts of creators, from journalists to authors to activists to scientists to social critics, and then see what they create with it. Plus we anticipate many of them will find new ways to monetize their work on the decentralized web and thus gain a greater degree of editorial independence.

At Capsule Social, we believe we're entering an incredibly exciting phase where we've built the best social experience yet available on Web3. We think we have a shot at going where no decentralized platform has been able to reach before when it comes to combining features, reach, usability, and decentralization.

We are also planning to share the platform software on an open source basis, so anyone who wants to run a node on their own can do so. Hopefully, this underscores our deep commitment to promoting freer discourse on the internet, aided greatly by decentralization.

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