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 John McAfee is a psychopath lmao
@nev @Laurelai @Gargron probably killed a guy, probably ran a drug cartel in belize where he deffinitely did muscle out the local law and had a harem of underaged girls. Link: https://www.wired.com/2012/12/ff-john-mcafees-last-stand/
@nightpool @gargron They stated they're a fork https://github.com/hiveway/hiveway/blob/master/COPYRIGHT
@Gargron Oh my god, you're not kidding.
What the fuuuuuuck
@distelfliege Don't worry, it's coming.
@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 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.
From what I see in their whitepaper, they actually say it's a fork from Mastodon and that it will include advertising and a token that will be used to reward people running nodes and pay the salaries of the team that will run the platform. If the outcome will be a better an improved Mastodon, why the hell not ? Mastodon needs a lot of funding to become a real social network. Hiveway will have that. Why not work together with them ?