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RE: Steem Co-Founder Dan Larimer On Why He Left Steem & His New Potential Ethereum Killer Cryptocurrency EOS

in #steem4 years ago

great interview!
a question for @dan (or anyone who can answer!)
is the Steem blockchain capable of delivering a truly decentralized social media application? currently it relies on a centralized website and I never see any talk about changing this, although it is a clear limitation.
or does a fully decentralized social media application require the increased scalability offered by EOS? and if that's the case will Steem be able to migrate to EOS seamlessly?
thanks for any answer

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is the Steem blockchain capable of delivering a truly decentralized social media application? currently it relies on a centralized website and I never see any talk about changing this

This is inaccurate; both the backend (steemd) and frontend (condenser) for running steemit.com are completely open source and anyone can download and run them on their own domain. There is no reliance on steemit, steemit inc, or steemit.com.

still relies on a centralized domain (and servers) to host it.
whether that is Steemit, Busy or any other. they are all centralized websites.
a decentralized application would be running as an application from a decentralized wallet for example and if any sites were used it would be only decentralized dns ala namecoin.
in other words everything needs to be on the blockchain to be fully decentralized , Steem probably can't do it (not even a text only version? ) but maybe EOS can if it can scale and perform as it promises.

still relies on a centralized domain (and servers) to host it.

No it doesn't. I guess you didn't understand the reply. You can download the software and run it entirely on your own computer with no domain or servers. The web site and domain are a convenience that helps get more users on the platform with minimal friction.

great! can you point me to the software download? can't find it. does it support all the features and media types we see on steemit.com? or for that we need EOS?

Our code is open source and everything you see on steemit.com is supported - you can run the entire site from your own computer if you wish. The front end application is called condenser and is located at https://github.com/steemit/condenser

thank you . I'll try it out over the weekend.

The software is on github: https://github.com/steemit (mostly the steem and condenser repos)

You will have to compile, install and configure it yourself. It supports all of the features that you see on steemit.com becuase it is the exact same software that steemit is running on its servers. I don't know what EOS has to do with this at all.

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