Peepeth is a decentralized alternative to Twitter. It's unstoppable and uncensorable because it runs on the Ethereum blockchain. No company or government controls the data on Peepeth.
Freedom isn't free
It costs a little bit of ether (a cryptocurrency) to sign up. These fees power the Ethereum network. That's why you'll need MetaMask, which lets you execute Peepeth actions with 1 click.
After signing up, doing almost anything on Peepeth is free; you'll just have to sign for your actions (one click; proves actions originated from your Ethereum address), and Peepeth will save them to the blockchain for you.
Network fees help secure your data. It's a small price to pay for free speech.
What are Ethereum gas fees? Ethereum transactions incur a "gas" fee. The value of this fee can range from less than one cent to a couple of dollars. Gas fees go to Ethereum miners, not Peepeth.
What actions on Peepeth incur Ethereum network / gas fees? Signing up takes gas. Most other actions can be saved off-chain for free and bulk-saved later in a single, cheap transaction.
Gas Station Peepeth's Gas Station makes it easy to select a gas price you're comfortable with before any blockchain action.
What does Peepeth charge for?
- Tipping. 10% of tips go to Peepeth. You can tip for free by sending ether to any user's publicy-listed Ethereum address, but your tip and message won't be shown on Peepeth.
- Blockchain Twitter verification. Peepeth charges 0.025 ether for Twitter verification (0.005 during beta). Other verifications coming soon.
Easy & efficient
Despite blockchain fees, Peepeth is nearly free to use because it lets you bulk-save actions to the blockchain in a single, cheap transaction.
Other than saving to the blockchain, Peepeth works like Twitter.
Peepeth lets you prove your identity by linking your Twitter account through the blockchain. You'll see a next to your name, linking to your Twitter page.
Other verifications are coming soon.
Send ether to any Peep. Receive ether tips for your content.
YouTube not letting you monetize? Post links to your videos on Peepeth to receive tips.
Anybody can read from and write to Peepeth's data store (the blockchain). That means that any number of front-end applications could be built for Peepeth, without the author's permission.