Signal: another centralized social network adds a payment network

Signal, the private social network, has added a payment layer inside it. Definitely promising for privacy:

But Signal is not actually decentralized, meaning you’ll once gain be beholden to the company operating the messenger, and perhaps your account balances will also be under their control:

On the other hand, after 10 years, the decentralized crypto space has yet to roll out a mainstream payment network that can handle the scale. Hacker News discussion:

https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=26723399

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