What is Maskbook and How to Use It? A Wrapped Decentralized World for Users on Twitter, Facebook & Other Popular Social Networks

2020-10-26 09:50:00 · 3484 views · 4 min read


Mask Network, originally named Maskbook, is a portal that allows users to seamlessly send encrypted messages to your friends, send and receive cryptocurrencies on social networks, participate in cryptocurrency lucky-draws, and even use more dapps over the top of popular social networks without migrating from the platforms you are already using.



With an Ethereum wallet included, the Mask Network extension is an open gateway to a variety of Web 3 dapps. You can also get Mask Network Mobile on both iOS and Android. According to the team, Mask Network’s major functions are encryption for information transmission and interpretation of information. 

Your privacy is all yours while using your favorite social networks, such as Twitter or Facebook. Mask Network provides an end-to-end tool for you so that all the encryption/decryption processes are conducted on your own computers, and these social network sites are nothing more than tubes for data transmission. All the transmissions and synchronizations are powered by a decentralized database that stores and synchronizes the public keys of Mask Network users. 



And the UI is quite user-friendly. Here are some examples of the extension’s application on Twitter. 

You can compose an encrypted post and only share it with people you select. Those who are allowed will see the post directly, while others can not see the post content.


You can even trade $UNI, or encrypted your file and send it to your friends via Twitter and Facebook. Mask Network is planning to bring decentralized payment and storage together. This might change the current E-commerce mode: add more privacy protection and reduce the possible censorship from media platforms. 



If the contents are turned into NFTs or stored on the blockchain via a decentralized storage service like Arweave, and the transaction also happens peer to peer on-chain, it will be safer and more convenient for both content creators and receivers. 



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