What is Status?
Before going to the news, it is necessary to talk about this application. Status is a messaging app, but also a wallet crypto and browser for dApp (Decentralized Applications).
Conversations are protected with Waku technology, which is a peer-to-peer messaging protocol that removes third parties and therefore only users have control over the chat.
Status Attack, how to limit spam on the app
Because of this attack, a monstrous amount of new accounts are created. To solve this problem, you should introduce a filter to understand who is a real user and who is a bot, and this can only be done with different implementations.
A solution proposed by Buterin itself would be to put a filter for those who only have an ENS (Ethereum Name Service) name and in this way the spammer would become too expensive, in terms of time and money, to create several accounts of this type.
Another proposed solution is to create a blacklist and a staking system to be able to write, so only those who have an X amount will be able to interact with the platform.
Voice against spam on social media
A problem that plagues both messaging apps and social media is the ability to create a Bitcoin Revolution account without any particular difficulty and this inevitably opens up spam and fake accounts.
Of course there are systems to prevent or at least limit this problem.
For example, Voice’s social network, which was also launched in Europe last August, uses a facial recognition identification system and an invitation system that links a real person to another: if a person has passed the KYC procedure and sends an invitation to another, the platform will already know that it is a real user and not a robot.