In a world where decentralization is steadily becoming the norm, is garnering immense attention, reaching over 100,000 users in mere days after its launch. However, with its rising popularity comes questions about user privacy and the very nature of the data it handles.

Friend.Tech decentralised social platform

The Meteoric Rise of Friend.Tech

Launched on August 10,, a decentralized social platform, allows holders to purchase “shares” of individuals with accounts on X (previously Twitter). The overwhelming response the platform has received, with a surge to over 100,000 users since its inception, is clearly illustrated by its astounding revenue of more than $25 million within this short span. According to sources such as DefiLlama and a Dune Analytics dashboard, these numbers seem to corroborate with a significant increase in user engagement.

With the inclusion of notable personalities like Richard “FaZe Banks” Bengtson II from the esports community FaZe Clan and NBA player Grayson Allen, the traction only seems to be growing. These shares grant users unique privileges, such as the ability to send private messages, making the platform a hotspot for social interactions.

Friend.Tech Funding and Future Endeavors

Further boosting its credentials, recently secured seed funding from Paradigm. The partnership with this venture capital firm signals a promising future for the platform as they jointly work towards developing innovative online social interaction tools. The recent completion of the inaugural Friday Points Airdrop, which benefited 44,000 users, also highlights the platform’s commitment to rewarding its user base.

Privacy Concerns Surface wrt Friend.Tech

Yet, all is not rosy for A recent release of a GitHub repository by Banteg, a core contributor to Yearn Finance, exposed the details of over 101,000 users, linking their wallet addresses to their Twitter accounts. Although has responded by stating that the exposed data was already publicly available, concerns about the platform’s permissions are now under the microscope.

There’s an underlying concern that users might unknowingly be granting permission to post on their behalf on X, potentially compromising their privacy. Such revelations have ignited a debate on the boundaries between public and private data, with critics arguing for more explicit transparency from platforms like


As surges in its popularity, ensuring the trust of its users by addressing privacy concerns will be paramount. The decentralized social platform stands at an intersection of tremendous growth and critical scrutiny, emphasizing the need for striking a balance between innovation and user trust in an ever-evolving digital landscape.