A reminder that Mastodon and the Fediverse do NOT use cryptocurrency, blockchains, NFTs, tokens, coins, mining, web3 or anything like that.
Masto and the Fedi run on traditional servers and use a sustainable network federation model somewhat similar to e-mail (that's why Fediverse addresses look similar to e-mail addresses).
Also a reminder there are no venture capital firms or other investors either. No one owns the network, each server is independent. Masto and Fedi server running costs are paid by their owners, sometimes with donations from users.
No one is getting rich from the Fediverse, it is all volunteers with some getting donations and a few getting modest grants from foundations. Please remember this when you interact with admins or developers.
(There might be some individual users who post about cryptocurrency/blockchain, but the infrastructure this place runs on doesn't use it at all.)
Tl:dr - Decentralisation does NOT mean cryptocurrency/blockchain
Little secret about Mastodon: the third party unofficial apps are really good!
Because they've been around a lot longer, the third party apps have more features than the official apps.
You can see links to the third party apps listed underneath the official app links on the Mastodon website, just scroll down the page a bit:
Also, most of the unofficial apps (such as Metatext, Fedilab and Tusky) are open source so outsiders can see exactly what they do and how they work. This makes them just as safe to use as the official apps.
If you haven't tried the third party apps yet, it's well worth giving them a go.
Radykalna lewica // 3A @ScPoLille x @JagiellonskiUni // INTJ // PL : on, jego // EN : he, him
A Mastodon server friendly towards anti-fascists, members of the LGBTQ+ community, hackers, and the like.