Nostr is overwhelming. It may seem to be just spam and noise. Don’t give up. Nostr matters. Here’s a very short guide to help you survive day one and ‘get’ why some people think Nostr will be important.
- Get Keys and an Address (NIP-05) like email@example.com (Alby includes Lightning wallet and key management)
Every once in a while, you read a piece that almost perfectly focuses your own still blurry thoughts on a difficult topic that you want to stand back in awe and simply applaud; Max Webster’s recent post ‘Why I’m Betting Big on Nostr’ is just such a moment.
Nostr floated in and out of my peripheral vision for a while. It came into focus when I read Shinobi’s article in Bitcoin Magazine, Jan. 10, 2023. As a Bitcoin/Lightning follower I ‘got it’ fairly quickly: public/private keys, json blobs, relays, and clients. I appreciated the open, simple, secure, and decentralized… More