DeSo, a new blockchain backed by Coinbase, Sequoia, and Andreessen Horowitz, has announced its integration with MetaMask. As a result, millions of Ethereum users can now enjoy one-click access to encrypted on-chain messaging and the full Twitter-like feature set.
DeSo’s integration with leading web3 wallets effectively transforms MetaMask into a fully decentralized social network. It also paves the way for So be the cross-chain social layer for the entire web3.
Founder of DeSo Nader Al-Naji says: “Existing blockchains cannot store content efficiently. It costs about $50 to store a 200-character Tweet on Ethereum and about fifteen cents to store it on Solana, Avalanche, or Polygon. In contrast, DeSo is ten thousand cents , becoming the first blockchain to disrupt social-like storage applications.
MetaMask users will get access to gasless profile creation, posting, following other users, decentralized chain follow graph, and more. Thanks to the integration, MetaMask users on Compound can send encrypted messages to people who are currently on Uniswap and that user will receive the message via DeSo.
Additionally, users on OpenSea can comment on NFTs and display them on other platforms where the NFTs are listed like Rarible or SupeRare. This system works even if one user is on the Polygon network and the other is on Ethereum.
Social media is currently controlled by a few private companies – but that could change when wallets like MetaMask expand from just handling money to social identity and social interaction. After gaining a presence in the Ethereum ecosystem, DeSo plans to expand to Solana next by integrating with the Phantom wallet.