Bluesky, the decentralized Twitter rival, is preparing to be officially released for users to sign up to it. The platform has been in beta testing for a year now, where it has been able to gain over 3 million users.
CEO of Bluesky, Jay Graber, revealed that the company had been
working on some moderation features and attempting to further stabilize the platform’s
setup before launching it out of the beta stage.
As a decentralized platform, Blusky currently has no more than 40 full-time employees. Graber has reported there are 1.6 million monthly users on the app and thanks to its unique AT Protocol feature, it has 25,000 custom feeds too. Later this month, Bluesky will also start allowing third-party developers to host their own servers on its underlying Protocol, which will enable anyone to set up their own server.
Once it is rolled out, Bluesky also plans to later monetize some features in the app and take a cut of purchases for custom feeds perhaps.