The decentralized social network platform Damus is causing a revolution in web3 by giving users control over their data and breaking free from centralized tech giants’ interference. Being in its early stages, Damus still requires technological and infrastructural support for a better user experience and the goal of data ownership. In our article “Damus Craze Sparks Need for Decentralized Cloud Storage”, which highlights the benefits of CESS, providing fast, affordable, secure, and customizable storage services for dApps like Damus with massive data handling and user data ownership requirements.
CESS will continue to share with all users how we support dApps in actual use cases. Today we will demonstrate sharing pictures and videos on Damus fast on CESS, but first let’s review the basic functions of Damus and the solution of the picture uploading on it.
Basic functions of Damus:
Easy registration, personal info is not required to create an account
Data privacy, P2P encrypted prevents data breaches
Programmable, easy integration with bots to automate business.
Encrypted payment, supports Lightning Network in Bitcoin for payment.
Anti-censorship, built on the decentralized protocol Nostr, user accounts are anti-censorship.
How to share pictures and videos on Damus?
Since the Nostr protocol is end-to-end encrypted and an intermediary to broadcast without any storage functionality, Damus cannot directly upload pictures and videos. This has led to the popularization of the centralized app Postimage, which generates links for pictures. However, Postimage is a centralized app and does not support file formats of video, audio, text, etc. Additionally, generating links through existing decentralized storage projects, Filecoin, AR, Crust, etc., is still quite complex. Users must learn to set up nodes or use encrypted wallets and assets.
To resolve these problems and let users experience the same smooth social networking like they do in Web2, while taking decentralization into account, CESS (Cumulus Encrypted Storage System) decentralized cloud storage is introducing DeShare — the simplest decentralized file-sharing tool. DeShare generates links for most file formats (pictures, videos, audio, and text) and stores them in CESS’s own decentralized network.
DeShare vs Postimage
DeShare is decentralized, Postimage is centralized
DeShare supports most file formats (images, videos, audio, and text) for link generation and storage, Postimage only for pictures.
DeShare vs IPFS and other decentralized storage projects:
No login or registration required
No need for encryption wallets and assets
Supports uploads and downloads on mobile devices
How to use DeShare?
(CESS testnet blockchain explorer)
By now, users should clearly understand how effortless and straightforward DeShare is to use. DeShare, built on CESS decentralized cloud storage, offers numerous benefits, including complete decentralization, no need to register, no encryption wallets or assets required, support for a wide range of file formats, compatibility with mobile devices, and permanent storage. This tool not only simplifies image/video sharing for cryptocurrency users on Damus, but it also accommodates all of your uploading, storing, sharing, and downloading needs in most dApps. Don’t wait, try DeShare, the CESS decentralized file-sharing tool and share your life with others!