You could even buy your way to memelord status ThunderMessage is a decentralized take on Reddit powered by Bitcoin‘s Lightning Network – and it’s already full of shitposts. Just like in Reddit, users can post messages, and then upvote and downvote them.

But this message board is different – instead of clicks, you have to send small amount of Bitcoin BTC for each upvote or downvote. One Satoshi (a Satoshi is 0.00000001 BTC), one upvote (or downvote).

What results is really a great demonstration of the decentralized nature of the blockchain – but also feels strangely metaphoric to the state of cryptocurrencies in general. It is totally devoid of censorship, runs completely on libertarian ideals, and the more Bitcoin you have – the more your vote counts.

Here’s how it works: users who have a Bitcoin wallet compatible with the Lightning Network are able to post messages. If you want your new message to start off with just one vote, then just send one Satoshi.

But if you really want your new message to rank, you send more Satoshis. Similarly, if you’d rather a message crushed into the ground, add some more Bitcoin to your downvote and it might never be seen again. Read more from…

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