Soooooo – I don't want to spoil this for everyone, but how is federation gonna work if mastdodon.social is the only central hub where people will search for your known handle?
The benefit of a central platform like Twitter is that there can be no other @bascht accounts, once I registered and verified myself. Messages from @bascht and @bascht look indistinguishable to me: https://mastodon.social/@bascht/1583254
@bascht people shouldn't believe any given internet user is the person they claim to be, unless that person has confirmed they're that user. (which is what mastodon-bridge tries to do, or keybase if you like it more decentralized)