Welcome to DeSo

The Decentralized Social Blockchain

DeSo is a new layer-1 blockchain built from the ground up to scale decentralized social applications to one billion users

100,000+
Node Downloads
$1.4B+
Total Transaction Volume
<$0.000017
Avg. cost per post

The Social Blockchain that Scales

Why DeSo? One word: Scale. It’s the only blockchain custom-built to scale decentralized social apps.

The vision

Existing Blockchains Can’t Scale Social Apps

Social applications generate a lot of data, and existing blockchains are not equipped to store and index it.

DeSo Unlocks The Next Frontier for Blockchain

DeSo was built from the ground up to scale one of the biggest untapped markets for blockchain: Social Media.

100% open-source
100% on-chain open data

100% of all code and data are totally open, and all content is stored directly on-chain.

Over 100 Apps Built on DeSo

Notable $DESO Holders

Social Capital
Sequoia
a16z
Coinbase Ventures
Winklevoss Capital
TQ Ventures
Digital Currency Group
PolyChain
Pantera
Blockchange Ventures
Distributed Global
Alexis Ohanian
Ideo
a16z
Social Capital
Sequoia
Coinbase Ventures
Winklevoss Capital
TQ Ventures
PolyChain
Pantera
Ideo
Distributed Global
Blockchange
Alexis Ohanian
Variant Fund
Abstract Ventures
ParaFi
Standard Crypto
North Island Ventures
Nima Capital
Long Journey
Arrington Capital
Sybil Capital
Variant Fund
Abstract Ventures
ParaFi
Standard Crypto
North Island Ventures
Nima Capital
Long Journey
Arrington Capital
Sybil Capital

Powered by the $DESO Cryptocurrency

The DeSo blockchain has its own native cryptocurrency called $DESO, which can be used to purchase social tokens, purchase NFTs, create profiles, create posts, give "diamonds," and much more!

100% Open-source

Every single line that powers the DeSo blockchain is 100% open-source, unlike traditional social media’s closed-source walled-gardens.

100% On-Chain Open Data

Every profile, post, like, and comment is stored directly on the DeSo blockchain. When you run a node on DeSo you get access to the full firehose of content forever.

Native on-Chain Features

Buy and Sell $DESO

$DESO is currently listed on blockchain.com and AscendEX, two cryptocurrency exchanges where it can be traded and cashed out for USD. Other major exchange listings are coming soon!

Buy $DESO
10.8M
Million units

$DESO’s supply is fixed at ~10.8 million coins

$DESO was distributed via a bonding curve, with over 44,000 purchases and no one entity owning more than 5% of the supply other than founders, who collectively own less than 20%.

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Supported by the DeSo Foundation

The DeSo blockchain is supported by the non-profit DeSo Foundation, whose broad mission is to support the decentralization of social media. The foundation is led by crypto veteran Nader Al-Naji, with a $200 million treasury behind it to support its mission.

Want to Save the Internet?

Apply to the DeSo Foundation today, and join us on our mission to decentralize social media.