Damus Launches on App Store: Decentralized Twitter Killer Ready to Take On Musk

• Damus, a decentralized social networking platform powered by Nostr, has launched on the Apple App Store.
• Nostr markets Damus as the „social network you control“ and utilizes decentralized relays to distribute messages sent on Damus.
• Twitter is trying to catch up with its competitors, recently announcing the launch of a payment system that could include crypto.

Damus Launches on Apple’s App Store

Nostr has announced the launch of its most popular mobile app Damus on the Apple App Store after three failed attempts. The decentralized Twitter alternative allows users to send private encrypted messages with the destination user’s public key. Jack Dorsey, co-founder of Twitter and contributor to the Damus project reacted positively to this news.

What Features Does Damus Offer?

Damus promises censorship-resistant and permissionless communications and plans to build it into a social media platform with uncensored content. In addition, it has built-in payments through Bitcoin Layer-2 Lightning Network.

Competition Grows For Twitter

The launch of Damus is a significant milestone for decentralized social media networks and adds more competition for Twitter, who is also trying to catch up by launching its own payment system that could include crypto on their app.

Vitalik Buterin’s Reaction

Vitalik Buterin, Co-founder of Ethereum (ETH), says Musk’s Twitter Could Face More Competition in light of this recent news about Damus being available on Apple’s App Store.


This development increases competition in the open protocol niche and provides users with an alternative which is not controlled centrally like other platforms such as Twitter are today.