Dan Larimer, the former founder of Steemit and Block.one, has set out to build a decentralized social network in his latest project. This social network is called Clarion.
to the the report Coin Telegraph unveiled his next project, Clarion, with Daniel Larimer, chief technology officer and co-founder of Block One and Steam.
The project is set to become a decentralized social networking platform with a focus on mobile phones. Clarion has all the social features like personal messaging via text and video, publishing content to followers, or having chat rooms based on voice communication, similar to the Discord app.
Larimer said Clarion draws on the experience of other projects. These projects include Steam and Voice, two social networking projects that LaRimmer has been involved in launching or supporting.
According to him, the previous two attempts to launch a decentralized social network had problems. In his view, they were “logically centralized” and needed “all nodes to process all transactions.”
The idea of Larimer is to create a better network that is more similar to the idea of RetroShare and Zeronet platforms. It should be noted that Retrosher platform is based on peer-to-peer messaging and Xiront operates on BitTorrent. He also cited file-sharing protocols such as IPFS as a good example of decentralized networks. These projects have faced challenges in the field of usability and especially on implementation in mobile devices.
Clarion is a WebAssembly (PWA) based web-based application. Web assembly is a framework that allows you to build high-performance applications on the web platform and is programmed in languages such as C ++ and Rust. This framework is essential to prevent proprietary distributed applications from becoming dependent on operators. “Recent actions by Google, Apple and Amazon have shown that we can no longer rely on operators and hosting providers to distribute our apps and content,” Lerimer said. The structure of the web assembly also helps when designing a table full of nodes, as it requires minimal changes to the code.
The aspects related to the Clarion blockchain are not very clear. As Larmer explains, there is no need to reach a consensus to regulate user actions. This makes Clarion a “zero layer” platform.
Web assembly plugins allow you to build applications on Clarion OS. Larimer states that no tokens are functionally related to the project.
The news of Clarion’s launch in the digital currency community has been met with skepticism due to Lermer’s tangible history of leaving projects. Larimer was one of the founders of Steamit. Steam is a blockchain-based social networking platform that gained popularity during 2017. Larimer ended his presence in Block One to participate in the Steamet project. It is worth mentioning that Block One is a support company of EOSIO. EOSIO is a Blockchain framework that underpins the IAS digital currency as well as the Weiss social network.
After Larimer left his post at Block One in January, many saw it as a sign that he wanted to start a new business. Time has shown that the perception of these people was correct. Interestingly, the projects that Larimer left did not work well after his departure. Steam was bought by Theron in a controversial Theron deal. IAS is also now battling its newer rivals over admission.
Larimer still seems to be particularly interested in decentralized social media, an area where many competitors are present. While Larimer’s experience makes him a great choice for a platform that can challenge big tech companies, it raises the question of why Clarion’s original idea could not have been implemented sooner. While he was in charge of other projects that were determined to build a decentralized social network.