To clarify, I did not write the linked-to article.
CryptoKitties is everything wrong with cryptocurrencies today. It's showing Eth has scaling problems too, but far worse than Bitcoin's (this is one borderline-meme application that's been active for under a week), and it's barely decentralized: It relies on a proprietary cat-rendering system, which, if shut down, renders the cats nearly worthless, and has freezing functions built into its smart contract. https://medium.com/loom-network/your-crypto-kitty-isnt-forever-why-dapps-aren-t-as-decentralized-as-you-think-871d6acfea
Some folks on birdsite are tagging our project account in tweets like "hey jack twitter should copy this thing mastodon does". The idea that this is merely about features is short-sighted. Twitter will never, ever, ever be your friend. They are the shareholders' friend, not yours. No feature will let you see what their engineers are working on, what's under the hood. No feature will fix their headquarters in the US following and enforcing US laws and customs worldwide.
A bug on Twitter seems to allow arbitrary length messages:
Account holder has been suspended.
(source: gcu IRC channel)
@firstname.lastname@example.org Nevermind, I now realize that DNSChain does not have its own blockchain and works with namecoin. Whoops
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