• BitClout’s creator has revealed his identity today. He is Nader Al-Naji, the founder of the stablecoin startup Basis that shut down in 2018.
• Separate from the BitClout platform, Al-Naji has launched the “Decentralized Social” blockchain with $200 million in funding from a16z and others.
Al-Naji said over 100 apps are built or being built on the DeSo blockchain. These include Twitter-like social media platform BitClout, NFT marketplace Polygram.cc, social tokens exchange BitCloutPulse, and Clubhouse-like Clubrooms, among others.