I am reading the #Bluesky#ADX architecture outline. First impression is that it seems quite complicated. The topology looks a lot like the fediverse but everything is a Merkle tree and identity is tied to something that looks a lot like a blockchain.
@jay@trishalynn Yep! We use a Merkle tree implementation for Certificate Transparency. It's clever and a great match for certain specific problems. But there are tradeoffs: complexity, and a painful amount of computation once you're at large scale.