I've been hearing about Mastodon for a while and I'm willing to try it out. Last night I learned that you can't keep your identity should an instance be shut down, which I am not a fan of. I was thinking maybe someone could build something on top of git, where as you gpg sign all your commits (messages/replies) and you can refer to them across repos (instances) and your gpg key *is* your identity. The biggest hurdle is probably user experience around key management. Like Bitcoin.

@LarryBitcoin maybe you want to use keybase for identity management? It won't help with recovering your tweets/follows/etc. but at least you will be able to prove you're the same person on the different instance/platform.

@kekcoin I used it in the past but not a fan of by default keeping your private key on their servers (albeit encrypted with a user password). Seems the wrong approach. You can upload just the public key (as I've done) but I had some trouble with using this setup with their chat system at the beginning and never tried again.

@LarryBitcoin Ah yeah, it doesn't work for me either because it is very much not set up for multiple identities/compartmentalization.

@thewumbles Sad to see the shitcoinization of the internet. Protonmail probably doing ICO as well :/

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@kekcoin some of the storylines in this season of bitcoin really suck. can't we just kill off all the ICO and altcoin characters and move on the the big story arch? 8[

@mj Don't worry, this is just a filler arch while the writers plot out the next big story.

@kekcoin a couple more complex, intriguing villains would be nice. the roger ver and craig wright characters are pretty two dimensional, completely unbelievable and way too overacted.

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