Best Web3 social media platform: Threads

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Best Web3 social media platform: Threads.

Direct from the desk of Dane Williams.

The best Web3 social media platform is LeoFinance Threads - Twitter on the blockchain!

While Bluesky and Elon think they’re building the framework for Web3 social media, in reality it’s already here in the form of Hive.

Born organically from the fire of Steem, the truly decentralised Hive blockchain hosts a thriving community of users and dApps that make up its ecosystem.

Including what I’d describe as the best Web3 social media platform.

Let me introduce Threads - LeoFinance’s microblogging platform that could otherwise be described as Twitter on the blockchain!

A banner for the Web3 social media platform called Threads.

What makes Threads a Web3 social media platform?

Threads is a microblogging dApp that is similar to Twitter, developed by the team at LeoFinance.

Built on the fast and feeless Hive blockchain, all you need is a Hive account to plug into and use the Threads microblogging dApp.

By taking advantage of the underlying, fast, free and censorship-resistant Hive blockchain to house the dApp, Threads is a true Web3 social media solution.

Not the Web2.5 crap that you have most likely experienced elsewhere in the space!

You see, using a single, censorship-resistant account, of which you retain full ownership of, to access multiple dApps is the very essence of Web3.

Not only does Hive offer the type of censorship-resistance that other networks with unfavourable token distribution or governance mechanisms can’t.

But Hive’s diversity means you’re also able to plug that same account into multiple social media dApps and front-ends as you please.

Maybe long-form content is more your thing?

Well you can simply plug your same account into another Web3 blogging platform like LeoFinance itself, Ecency or PeakD.

Don’t like sharing content at all and want to just earn crypto gaming instead?

Again, just plug that same Hive account into a Hive-based gaming dApp.

Your single account gives you access to the entire Web3 ecosystem being built on the already battle-tested (Hi Justin Sun), censorship-resistant Hive network.

It's this connection to Hive that makes Threads not only one of the best Web3 social media platforms.

But one of the ONLY true Web3 social media platforms.

How to use Threads

Now we’ve gone over what sets Threads apart, let’s move onto actually getting started and using the platform.

1. Sign up for a Hive account

The first thing you’re going to need in order to use Threads is a Hive account.

If you’ve already got an account then cool, you’re ready to go.

But if you don’t have one, LeoFinance actually makes the task of getting one super simple.

Here’s the best way to sign up for a Hive account:

  1. Head to
  2. Click the get started button at the top
  3. Sign up using your Twitter account

That’s it!

Click the get started button on Threads to sign up for a Hive account.

You can now sign in and start using your Hive account to start threading immediately.

2. Start posting via Threads

Now you’ve connected your Web3 Hive account to the Threads dApp, it’s time to have some fun.

Hit the big yellow Thread button in the middle of the page and share the first thing that comes to your mind…

…in 240 characters or less of course.

Click the thread button and share your thoughts.

One of the cool things about the platform is that it actually allows you to create longer, connected threads.

Threadstorms if you will.

An example of what we call a threadstorm.

Simply click into and reply to your own thread over and over in order to get everything off that chest of yours at once.

3. Earn crypto from Web3 social media

I’ve briefly touched on how your underlying Hive account offers immutability, censorship-resistance and all that nerdy good stuff.

But let’s face it…

You don’t really care about censorship-resistance or losing your followers.

What you really want to know is how you can earn crypto from Web3 social media.

Threads really make earning crypto from social media super simple.

Now you’re most likely not going to get rich for threading about your shitty, mundane life (sorry).

But you can build real connections with those who have stake and leverage those connections to make real money on other Hive blogging dApps.

I’ll leave the intricacies of how the Hive blockchain’s clever inflation mechanism rewards users for their content for another post.

But you will earn crypto in the form of HIVE and LEO tokens, every time someone likes one of your threads.

How much have you earnt from all that time you’ve spent on Twitter?

Threads: The Web3 'everything app'

The LeoFinance team has just launched the new Threads UI into open alpha.

But what do I mean when I say that the latest Threads update has seen it become the Web3 'everything app'?

Well, I mean it's become a Web3 social media platform that literally incorporates EVERYTHING:

  • Microblogging
  • Blogging
  • Hive Blockchain Technology
  • Web3 Principles of Immutable Content
  • True User Account and Data Ownership
  • LeoInfra Onboarding for Hive Lite Accounts
  • DeFi
  • NFTs
  • Community Pages
  • and so much more!

Think about Threads as your one stop shop for every single content type imaginable.

With Hive's permissionless money system fully integrated.

All accessible by your single Web3 Hive account, with your data and followers protected at the base layer by the censorship-resistant Hive blockchain.

Check out a screenshot of the new UI here:

New UI for Threads, the Web3 social media platform that is becoming the 'everything app'.

What is a Web3 social media platform?

Now that we've talked about getting set up and using Threads, let's talk about Web3 social as a whole.

There are a few different ways you could describe a "Web3 social media" platform:

  • Decentralised social media: This refers to a social media platform that is built on a decentralised network, such as a blockchain, rather than being centrally hosted on a single server or set of servers. This can give users more control over their data and make the platform more resistant to censorship.

  • Blockchain-based social media: Similar to decentralised social media, this refers to a social media platform that is built on top of a blockchain, which allows for greater decentralisation and potentially increased security and privacy.

  • P2P social media: P2P stands for "peer-to-peer," and a P2P social media platform would be one that connects users directly with each other, rather than relying on a centralised server to facilitate interactions. This can increase the decentralisation of the platform and make it more resilient to censorship and other forms of interference.

  • Cryptocurrency-powered social media: This refers to a social media platform that uses cryptocurrency or other blockchain-based technologies to facilitate transactions or other interactions between users. This could include things like tipping, micropayments, or other types of rewards.

But once again, the key to Web3 social media is being able to differentiate the truly immutable, censorship-resistant platforms from the rest.

You might not get caught out today, but somewhere down the line if you're not using a truly Web3 social media platform, you WILL face the same problems you face now on Web2.

It's an inevitability.

The future of Web3 social media is on Hive based dApps like Threads

While I have highlighted Threads as the best Web3 social media platform, the fact of the matter is that any Hive dApp could fit the bill.

The whole point of Web3 is that you aren’t tied down to one single platform.

If microblogging on Threads isn’t your thing, then just plug your Hive account into another social media dApp and use that instead.

The bottom line is that no matter which dApp you use, the immutable Hive blockchain ensures all your data, content and followers ALWAYS remain tied to your account

Hive is the future of Web3 social media.

Come and try it out by microblogging on the blockchain via Threads.

Best of probabilities to you.

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#threads is social web3 at its finest!

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You have been a power user of Threads since the beginning.

Great to see you supporting the type of Web3 social media platform that we need to see go mainstream.

Freedom of speech.

Not bowing to what Twitter's shareholders deem socially acceptable at the time.

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Threads is fun, and the only place I get engagement from lions. So I enjoy coming back, as far as a personal use case for threads, I shall evaluate that in the new year.

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You see, using a single, censorship-resistant account, of which you retain full ownership of, to access multiple dApps is the very essence of Web3.

You hit it right on nail! This is what web 3.0 is. Anything other than that is just a mimic and a gimmick.


In the long run, the underlying network that your Web3 social media platform runs on, NEEDS to be censorship-resistant.

Right now, there is no more decentralised, battle proven censorship-resistant network to base you dApp on than Hive.

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When it comes to decentralization, Hive is both ahead of the pack and leading the way.


Thread is user friendly and the next big thing in this industry

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Threads certainly has potential to be the next big thing in Web3 social media.

dApps built on other blockchains simply can't compete because the underlying chain can be compromised by a single person, thus never being able to ensure censorship-resistance.

I mean just look at what CZ can do on BSC.

That could never happen on Hive.

And if the witnesses were to collude and go rogue, then Hive has the token distribution to ensure they would be swiftly removed from their position.

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I prefer the blogging side of Hive. It is great for people who enjoy sharing small thoughts on the blockchain.


That's the beauty of these Web3 platforms.

You can simply plug your Hive account into the social media dApp of your choosing and all of your data/followers will follow.

Very cool!

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I love threads, but for it to be anything like Twitter, it needs its own UI separate from LeoFinance, and it definitely needs an app.

I do use Threads daily and enjoy it. I get some decent interaction with my content, which was my biggest gripe with Hive in general. You were expected to write long form blogposts, then it was obvious no one was really reading them. The votes are all automated and no one leaves comments. Threads feels different.


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I'm certainly excited to see where the LeoFinance takes Threads.

As well as what other Hive front-ends integrate a similar microblogging functionality using comments.

This is just the beginning!

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Great tutorial to jump on Threads! Who wouldn't like to earn from social engagement, for sure I would. ;))

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Seems like a no-brainer to me too.

Surely we won't be in the minority forever! ;)

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Good guide on getting started in threads but I still think we need a mobile application before it can really take off. I just feel that it's kind of clunky as it is right now and it has gotten better over time.

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This is just the beginning! 😎

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If I was in any way new to Hive or overly ignorant about Hive...this article is over simplified enough to bring me in the light...Hive offers what everyone is looking for and the beautiful thing is that it keeps getting better... LeoThreads is the dream and is one of the surest ways to bring Twitter to Hive...thanks for sharing

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Thanks for the positive feedback :)

It's definitely targeted at an audience outside of our tiny little Hive bubble.

Hopefully in someone's search for Web3 social media platforms, they come across Threads and get involved.

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4 mo

The platform still has sub name from, leofinance,io I think with different domain name will be more attractive

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Hmm, maybe.

I actually think the Leo branding is a positive.

With a full site redesign planned, let's just wait and see how the platform develops over the next few months and what they do with the domain.

I can actually envisage a future where microblogging on Threads becomes the primary way of using!

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But let’s face it…

You don’t really care about censorship-resistance or losing your followers.

A nice reality check for those that may need it. Money is always the best and most important incentive and that's not necessarily a bad thing.

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Let's just be honest about what the issue is here...

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Dear @forexbrokr, sorry to jump in a bit off-topic.
May I ask you to review and support the new proposal ( so I can continue to improve and maintain this service?
You can support the new proposal (#240) on Peakd, Ecency, or using HiveSigner.

Thank you!


Not sure if you read the post, but Threads is ironically the perfect place for you to introduce yourself and talk about why people should vote on your proposal.

Honestly mate, it's extremely technical and I'm sure I'm not alone in having zero idea about whether it's worth the money you're asking for.

I'd love to see you talk about your project using regular people language on Threads and not just copy/pasting this message on random blogs.

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I have to admit I'm not used to Threads, mainly because my main front-end is Peakd and not LeoFinance.

While the proposal itself might look a bit technical, I included in the post several links to presentations I did which are made using regular people language and are absolutely not tech-oriented.
That being said, thank you for such feedback as it means that I should put even more effort towards laymen so that they can better understand what HiveAuth is.