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Twitter Rival Bluesky, Developed by Jack Dorsey, Launches Android App for Decentralized Social Networking

Bluesky, a decentralized alternative to Twitter that has received support from the former CEO of the social media giant, Jack Dorsey, has introduced an Android app.

The Android app launch comes after the release of its iOS app in March.

Additionally, Bluesky can be accessed by desktop users in a testing environment at

At present, access to Bluesky is restricted to users who have joined the waiting list or have received an invitation code from an existing user.

The platform has garnered about 25,000 users, including prominent cryptocurrency personalities like Cozomo de’ Medici, who are part of the early adopters’ group.

Back in 2019, Jack Dorsey, who co-founded Twitter, revealed that he had established a team at the company to study and construct a decentralized social media protocol.

After Dorsey stepped down from Twitter, the Bluesky initiative unveiled its roadmap and launched the AT Protocol in October 2022.

The Bluesky team has asserted that it is an independent entity from Twitter, and that it has been a public benefit limited liability company since February, in light of Elon Musk’s acquisition of the social media platform.

Jay Graber, who formerly worked as a developer for the Zcash privacy coin project, leads Bluesky.

According to Graber, the AT Protocol developed by Bluesky is “blockchain agnostic and blockchain optional.”

In a tweet from October 2022, Bluesky stated that its team consists of professionals who have expertise in decentralized web protocols and blockchain networks and are working to combine their best practices into something new.

Bluesky employs a federated model that allows users to move their profiles between social media platforms that utilize the AT Protocol.

The Bluesky team noted in an October 2022 blog post that “users will also have control over the algorithms that determine what content is served to them.”

“We must have control over our algorithms if we’re going to trust in our online spaces,” the team wrote.

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