Bitcoin Will Not Save Gab

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Gab recently joined the Bitcoin train, which is great, but it's not going to be enough to save them. Bitcoin is too centralized and dependent upon exchanges, the point in the system that can be controlled.

Speech and art are under threat. Free speech should be defended with the medium and the money that undergirds that medium. I'm astonished at the feverish support of financial and technological banishment people are receiving at the hands of banking and tech companies, even with those I find abhorrent.

The Internet is the new printing press and its power will be stripped from anyone deemed unworthy, which is why I'm so glad Steem exists. I might not like some of the people on the Steem network, but they should be free to say what they want.

The same goes for Gab as a network. It's their platform, and if the censors who are taking it down for the crime of allowing anyone to say what they want on their network, how long before they come for Steem for its censorship resistance?

How long until our little community, in our tiny corner of the world is attacked for allowing others to be free.





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Bitcoin is too centralized and dependent upon exchanges, the point in the system that can be controlled.

If they desperately need money, what's stopping them from accepting donations in the form of a Lightning gateway payment?

From the look of things, Gab itself is a centralised platform and is suffering as a result, despite there being methods of creating truly decentralised ad-free platforms.


I completely agree that Gab, being centralized itself, is probably going to continue to suffer.

I think so far as Lightning gateways, Gab as an organization is really out of its depth when it comes to cryptocurrency. My limited knowledge of lightning networks indicates that transactions can be hidden in some fashion on the LN, but I don't know if they know how to implement any of that technology. I certainly don't... yet. :)

Personally, I'd like to see them get on Steem and make their own fork of the Steem software and relaunch as a completely decentralized network.


Decentralised social media has been around forever, so I don't really care for something like Gab, which has chosen to be centralised and discuss financial issues among decentralised platforms that are entirely free. Have you heard of MAID?


I haven't, but I did run my own Diaspora node for a while. I really like that idea and it has quite a bit of traction in Europe, or at least it did when I was running the node three years ago.


Oh, wait. Maidsafe? Is that what you mean by MAID? I have heard of that. Is it working yet? Last I checked it was still too early in the process to use.

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