We’re excited to announce our breakthrough MetaMask integration.
30+ million Ethereum users can now experience decentralized social media for the first time with no gas fees and incredible Web3 UX.
Today, DeSo begins its journey to becoming the unified social layer for all of web3.
This is just one step towards the inevitable interoperable future of blockchains, where crypto tribalism becomes a distant memory.
With a single click, anybody with MetaMask can now log into DeSo.
This breakthrough also allows us to establish cross-chain partnerships with different ecosystems. More to come on this soon... but for now, imagine this.
What if, with a single click, Near, Cardano, Solana, and other users could also log into DeSo?
And what if it was more of a positive sum symbiotic relationship between all chains involved?
That's now possible with the MetaMask integration.
Ethereum was the logical first choice, and we’re planning to add integrations for other blockchains soon, opening the door to potential cross-chain partnerships.
What are the implications of MetaMask integration for DeSo?
The MetaMask integration allows DeSo to become the unified social layer of Web3.
Ethereum MetaMask users can now sign into DeSo with a single click.
Crypto tribalism is currently a distraction from mass adoption. There is no one chain to rule them all. In the future, people won’t even notice they’re on a blockchain.
We’re moving towards an interoperable blockchain future where users will be able to navigate between multiple different ecosystems seamlessly.
Ethereum users can easily use MetaMask as their central hub to experience DeFi ecosystems and now decentralized social ecosystems.
The amount of users this unlocks for the DeSo ecosystem is massive, as MetaMask currently boasts 30 million MAUs.
Infinite state = infinite possibilities.
Everyone in the ecosystem knows it’s difficult to create social media experiences on blockchains.
The reason is that other chains are built for financial apps, while DeSo was custom-built for decentralized social media apps.
General purpose blockchains like Ethereum are doing a great job reinventing finance. However, it will take a special purpose blockchain to challenge the centralized social media incumbents.
DeSo was custom-built for infinite state applications, while other chains are built for finite state applications.
Creating decentralized social media apps on other blockchains is tough without sacrificing UX and paying a small fortune in transaction costs.
It costs one ten-thousandth of a cent to store a 200-character tweet on DeSo.
On Ethereum, it costs $50.
Ethereum does decentralized finance exceptionally well. The results are undeniable.
The MetaMask integration opens the door to founders, builders, creators, and investors in the Ethereum ecosystem to experience DeSo for the first time.
Eventually, we could integrate with other chains as we explore new partnership opportunities.
The Unified Social Layer of Web3
Bitcoin and Ethereum changed how we think about finance.
DeSo is doing the same for social media.
The MetaMask integration allows DeSo to focus on reinventing social media while other chains focus on reinventing finance.
We often hear how much easier it is to build on DeSo than other chains because you don’t have to wrestle with smart contracts.
Now builders in the Ethereum ecosystem can experience it firsthand with a single click.
Improving UX while eliminating friction in the blockchain industry unlocks the mass adoption upside everyone wants.
When we showed the first iteration of DeSo to our original investors, they said, “It doesn’t feel like a blockchain.”
And that’s how it should be.
No need to move your ETH to another blockchain to interact with DeSo.
Your MetaMask is a central hub, and you can easily jump between ecosystems.
The MetaMask integration helps everyone inside and outside our ecosystem.
Ethereum founders can experiment with starting a business on DeSo.
Builders are no longer isolated and stuck having to build on one chain.
And creators can launch multiple projects and build communities across multiple blockchains.
It’s one small step for DeSo, and one big step for the blockchain industry.
There will be a wide range of unique possibilities from the MetaMask integration, and we couldn’t be more excited about it. We'd love for you to join us on our mission.
Claim your DeSo user name today and let us know your thoughts on-chain.
Check out our technical writeup if you want to understand how it works.