@LarryBitcoin I like to think of Mastodon as a protocol like SMTP. You could lose access to your identity on an instance just like you could lose access to Gmail.
Degree of centralization will always exist on social networks. We can’t tell everyone to run their own instance like we run our own bitcoin node :)
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