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Secreteum: A decentralized encrypted messaging app

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Secreteum: A decentralized encrypted messaging app​

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Messaging apps are ubiquitous – more than 3.6 billion people worldwide use them, with the average person sending up to 72 messages every 24 hours. Every day WhatsApp alone channels over 100 billion messages, while WeChat transmits 205 million video messages.
With this popularity has come a darker side: that of hacked personal data, cybertheft, and government violations of privacy. The way messaging apps are designed, work, and are managed exposes them by default to many risks:
  • Most messaging apps require the user to input sensitive personal data, including name, phone number, and date of birth.
  • WhatsApp, due to its database of user phone numbers, has been used to spread misinformation and fake news.
  • Your messaging data is stored on the cloud, where it is not encrypted – leaving it vulnerable to being hacked.
  • Many apps use your personal data for their own purposes. Facebook is known to share the data of Facebook Messenger and WhatsApp users with advertisers..
  • Global surveillance operations of citizens with WhatsApp accounts have been undertaken by governments via the use of spyware.
A recent series of high-profile events have highlighted the size and frequency of the problem:
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Furthermore, newer messaging platforms are not addressing the problem effectively. Signal, considered to be a superior alternative to both WhatsApp and Telegram, still uses cloud-based architecture and allows messages to non-users which are non-encrypted.
A real and viable solution may instead be found in the power of Blockchain technology. A team of Lithuanian communication technology experts has recently developed a solution that specifically eliminates all the problems of global messaging platforms. This solution is called Secretum.
Secretum is the world’s first and only decentralized, encrypted messaging app, built on the Solana Blockchain. It offers users a safe, hassle-free, and direct messaging platform, revolving around major technological advantages:
  • No servers, no moderators, and complete end-to-end encryption for all messages between users.
  • No message data or file storage in a centralized location or on the cloud – only on trusted and independently verified nodes in the Secretum network.
  • Users can sign up exclusively with their crypto wallet addresses. No need to share names, birthdates, or any other sensitive data – in other words, total anonymity.
In addition to these advantages as a messaging app, Secretum allows users to trade P2P fungible and non-fungible crypto assets in a cost-effective way, bypassing existing exchanges.
Solana considered the fastest Blockchain in the world, allows Secretum to leverage low gas fees and high block speeds, joining a successful crypto ecosystem with 400+ projects worldwide.
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The result is an app that drastically changes the way people communicate via instant messaging, making it safer, more reliable, and more user-friendly than ever before.
Secretum has the potential to grow into a globally known, renowned, and used platform – achieving the ubiquity of WhatsApp or Telegram, only without any of their major weaknesses.
Disclaimer: This is a paid post and should not be treated as news/advice.

 

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we started asking the question 'what if' to many things when it comes to crypto,

and could this be a example of wrestling control away from the typical messaging programs?
 
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Solana looks like a good buy. I could never wrap my head around BTC because it isn't good for anything besides money laundering. Solana looks like the coin with the most opportunities for practical applications.
 

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yeah SLV, this is an example of what we were speaking to,

the many many uses that could eventually go blockchain, and I think we even mentioned something close to this

limited only by our abilities to think and allow,

and yes, the solana platform seems to be positioned for some of this activity,
with speed/smart contracts/etc

it is like the early days of the net, where aol and the like ruled, eventually to arrive at the dust bin of history, and the next gen took over
so we would be mindful to watch this wrestling over position as it goes forward
 

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we started asking the question 'what if' to many things when it comes to crypto,

and could this be a example of wrestling control away from the typical messaging programs?
Early on in bitcoin there were a couple messaging apps that appeared based on blockchain ideas. None of them really went anywhere and there were a few exploits along the way. I always figure there's a decent chance the NSA is the one behind these projects.

Another thing I've noticed is if there is a successful privacy app that really helps people protect their data or communications, it will quietly go away. Developers will just stop development without a word. I've seen it with some early Bitcoin tumblers. I saw it with TrueCrypt (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/TrueCrypt ). I figure they've been pressured by the government to stop somehow and aren't allowed to talk about it.

This is why crypto had to be decentralized. And why it's mainly smart contract projects that are immutable and have no associated human organization for government to go after have a chance of succeeding. If a crypto project has a business or group associated with it and it gets big enough for government attention, the people/business will be targeted--we've seen that repeatedly. Humans are the weak link.
 
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