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May 05, 2023


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Ben Arc, @arcbtc on Twitter, is also a creator of Nostr along with fiatjaf. I've heard Ben say Nostr is pronounced nost-AR. The stress seems to be on the second syllable. It certainly isn't nostra. But Ben can't force others to use this and nos-tah seems common.

Nostr potentially sits under many decentralised Internet services. Variations on Twitter, YouTube, GitHub, etc., can be built on top of it. No central servers which can be nudged by Governments to block content, like lockdown dissent. Nostr flips the smart central server with dumb web-browser clients around. The servers are the dumb relays. The clients have the smarts. There can be many competing clients capable of handling the same Nostr notes or events.

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