Hahahaahahaha holy shit. Hiveway is a fork of Mastodon with blockchain slapped on top, selling ICO tokens, and John McAfee is involved. Wew lad
@Gargron Mastodon is dead, again, sorry.
@gargron At least they removed the Masto branding so if they do a scam-like type of shit maybe Masto won't suffer from it :')
@Laurelai Didn't he kill someone for real?
@Gargron would this be "like Bitcoin but for Twitter," or "like twitter but for blockchain"?
@gargron i don't see any source links?
@nightpool @gargron They stated they're a fork https://github.com/hiveway/hiveway/blob/master/COPYRIGHT
@Gargron It federates with Mastodon, so I'm happy that it exists 😁
@Gargron I foresee no possible way in which this goes badly. /sarcasm
@Gargron Well, I guess you'll have to stop developing Mastodon. You can't compete with something that has a blockchain /s
@Gargron Was trying to read their whitepaper. The hypocrisy was intolerable. Had to give up.
@Gargron This..is really bad.
@Gargron what does the coin even uh do.
Toots are proof of work
@Gargron I am glad to see yet another proof of how companies and investors create value everyday.
@gargron Hiveway is such an awful name too. It brings to mind either itchy red bumps, or a shitload of bees, on a highway.
@Gargron It’s like all of the folks that were too lazy to build their own thing are determined to appear INNOVATIVE without actually doing the work.
It’s pretty funny to be quite honest.
Phase 1: Mastodon + Bitcoin
Phase 2: ??
Phase 3: !! PROFIT !!
@Gargron 'the first self-governed decentralized social platform. ' WAIT FOR IT HERE IT COMES
@Gargron Oh my god, you're not kidding.
What the fuuuuuuck
@gargron so, instead of helping build blockchain on top of Mastodon, they fork and reinvent the wheel. What shits.
@Gargron "what if we took a social network designed to not be monetized or advertised with, and then monetize it and add advertisements"
@Gargron wow they don't even mention you
This is so wonderfully perfectly hilarious!!! This made my day!!!
@Gargron I presume the README.md in their fork includes as prerequisites a cocktail of drugs to take so that their ideas start to make sense...
@Gargron On the plus side, I like the idea of splitting user data across nodes so that k among n nodes are both sufficient (resiliency) and required (privacy) to access your data. If there's any chance part of the ICO can fund development of such features that is.
@Gargron I totally agree with what is said in this thread, but the positive thing is that you+we made a very good product or else John McAfee wouldn't had fork it. 😉
This is also an opportunity for us to advertise the *original* Hiveway experience, called Mastodon. 😜
@Gargron I (actually Todon.nl) replied to John McAfee on .
@Gargron this is very unfortunate news.
I've enjoyed mastodon so far! Thanks for this excellent software!
The first decentralised democratic social network"
@Gargron Took a look, and Hiveway doesn't really look any different from Mastodon. All they've added is Silicon Valley hype, which'll only make a difference to investors.
And while they've removed references to Mastodon (not nice of them), there's still mentions of federation. Which should look fishy to some.
So Mastodon should stay firm and will probably outlast this silliness.
@Gargron Also doesn't the AGPL require them to advertise that you can ask them for their code? Or otherwise how to obtain it?
Server run by the main developers of the project It is not focused on any particular niche interest - everyone is welcome as long as you follow our code of conduct!