Manyverse: Blockchain-Based Mobile Social Network App?
What Is Manyverse?
Manyverse is a social media application that uses the SSB protocol (Secure Scuttlebutt) to allow its users to write posts and share them with nearby friends or on the internet. However, the main differentiating factor of Manyverse from other social media networks is the fact that it does not operate on the blockchain network and does not own a token.
Additionally, Manyverse does not utilize server farms to store the data displayed within the app, which means that ownership of data remains with the users, as it is stored on the user’s mobile device and not the cloud.
How Manyverse Blockchain-Based Mobile Social Network App Works
The Manyverse app can be downloaded and installed from the Google play store. Once the app is installed, users can create and edit their profiles through their ‘My Profile’ section in the app. From the messages column, users can write the message they would want to share with friends and view friends nearby that are connected to the Manyverse network.
Users can invite their friends to the network through the invitation code generated in the app. After the friends join the connection, their icons will appear in the connection field and thus they will be able to share or exchange data. The connected friends will also be able to view, like, or comment on posts made by the user. New data is frequently synced with the user devices and that of the nearby friends to ensure that everyone on the connected network is up to date.
Decentralization on the app does not rely on blockchain; the application uses the Secure Scuttlebutt protocol, which is a decentralized gossip platform. This protocol enables Manyverse to be used even when the users are offline. Therefore, users can publish posts, comments and scroll through existing content without have an internet connection.
Apart from using Wi-Fi and mobile data, users can also connect via Bluetooth. This will be beneficial especially if the users are in remote areas that lack internet connection. In addition, Bluetooth will provide safety for the transmitted data as the Bluetooth signal is difficult to intercept.
As all the users’ data is stored in their phone, users can read, write, scroll, and like posts and content even when they are offline. When their phones are back online, the phone will synchronize with the latest updates with their friend’s phones via a locally shared Wi-Fi or the internet.
The application’s design is intuitive and easy to use and focuses on the users’ conversations, which means it does not require its users to how a specific level of technical expertise.
Privacy And Security
Manyverse is decentralized thus; third parties are eliminated from the communication channel, guaranteeing users the security of their data. The application also does not require users to log in; therefore, it cannot track the activities of the users or even expose them to adverts.
Ownership Of Data
Users retain ownership of their data since the data remains stored within the user’s phone and no in the cloud, which is the case for most of the social media networks.