Welcome to The Bitcoin Street Journal Bitcoin Market Update podcast, your daily source for live updates on the bitcoin market. Join us as we delve into current bitcoin technical analysis, track bitcoin (BTC) prices, explore market capitalization trends, and analyze market supply. Stay ahead of the curve with our comprehensive coverage of the ever-evolving world of bitcoin. In today's episode, we'll cover the topics of creating a censorship-resistant social network without relying on central servers, the issues faced by Mastodon and SSB's complicated protocol, how Nostr uses clients and relays for censorship-resistance, the unique features that set Nostr apart from other social networks, and the process of finding people to follow in a Nostr social network.Hey there! Let me tell you about nostr - Notes and Other Stuff Transmitted by Relays. It's a super cool open protocol that aims to create a global "social" network that is resistant to censorship once and for all. And the best part? It doesn't rely on any trusted central server, making it resilient and secure. So how does it work? Well, it's all based on cryptographic keys and signatures, making it tamperproof. You and everyone else who wants to be part of nostr runs a client, which can be a native client or a web client. When you want to publish something, you simply write a post, sign it with your key, and send it to multiple relays. These relays are servers hosted by someone else or even yourself. Now, when you want to get updates from other people, you ask multiple relays if they know anything about these other people. The cool thing is that anyone can run a relay, and they're super simple and dumb - they accept posts from some people and forward them to others. And the best part is that you don't have to trust these relays. The client side verifies the signatures, ensuring that your messages aren't tampered with. Now, if you're eager to start using Nostr, there are a few handy resources you should check out. First, you'll find a Telegram group where you can join and get involved in the ongoing work. It's a great place to connect with others who are passionate about this project. If you're wondering about the features of the Nostr client, we have a nifty comparison chart to help you out. It highlights the different functionalities of the native and web clients, making it easier for you to choose the one that suits your needs. And to give you a taste of the awesomeness built on Nostr, there's a handy list of projects that have been developed using this open protocol. It's amazing to see the innovation and creativity that has sprung from this community. So why is Nostr needed anyway? Well, let's talk about the problems with Twitter. First and foremost, Twitter bombards us with ads. It can get pretty annoying when you're trying to scroll through your feed and all you see are sponsored posts. Nostr, on the other hand, focuses on providing a clean and uninterrupted user experience. Another issue with Twitter is its strange techniques to keep us addicted. The constant notifications, the algorithmic timeline, and the never-ending scroll - all designed to keep us hooked. Nostr takes a different approach, putting control back into the hands of the users. Today's episode covered the creation of a censorship-resistant social network using Nostr protocol, highlighting its advantages over Mastodon and SSB, the role of clients and relays, and the unique features that set Nostr apart, including spam prevention and user customization. Thanks for listening to today's episode, I'll see you guys at the next one and don't forget to subscribe!