Are Your Chats Really Private? Reasons to Switch to Blockchain-Based Messenger
In a time of increasing uncertainty about communications security, one blockchain based initiative is attempting to set the wrongs right.
To not read other people’s mail is a basic courtesy and, of course, good manners. It is also the right thing to do and we teach it to young children all the time. However, when it comes to online communications, almost all governments want to read your email and look into your chats.
The vulnerabilities are worrying
The right to privacy, which should not be debatable, is now a topic of discussion in the media. How did we end up from living in a society where our private correspondence was sacrosanct to becoming a world filled with peeping toms?
It is not only the government that wants to look into your communications but also peddlers of wares, advertisers, con-artists and, perhaps, even your employers and loved ones. In this day and age when we are so vulnerable, perhaps we need to take control of our own privacy.
In our everyday lives, we use instant messengers and mobile applications to talk to loved ones, discuss work and even conclude important financial transactions. Many cryptocurrency enthusiasts might even carry out business and trade using messaging software on the Internet.
Popular messaging applications like WhatsApp, Telegram, Facebook Messenger, Skype and others are prone to security vulnerabilities. Even though messengers like WhatsApp and Telegram have implemented end-to-end encryption, they are still prone to man-in-the-middle attacks or attacks at the device level. Some messengers may even have left backdoors for governments to carry out an interception.
Where Blockchain technology steps in
Crypviser, the first encrypted unified cross-platform application on Blockchain, is a messenger that seeks to address many problems. It can handle chat, audio and video calling, photo/video/file sharing, voice conferences, etc. The integrated crypto wallet in the application allows users to keep, manage and transfer money through the CVPay system.
The Crypviser messenger can not only protect casual users but also specialists like journalists in and off the field, business people, politicians or anyone who is at risk of being eavesdropped upon.
The primary reason why Crypviser is safer is that it uses Blockchain in conjunction with what they describe as “real” end-to-end encryption in a unified, secure and instant communications network.
Data kept on the device is also encrypted and secure. With Blockchain authentication in place, users can identify and confirm public keys that they hold and the man-in-the-middle threat is eliminated. Detailed information on how Crypviser works can be found here.
Crypviser also features an “intelligent intrusion detection” system that aims to detect and prevent third-party interception attempts. The icing on the cake is that Crypviser supports multiple devices and makes it possible for users to work across their technological universe. A secure sync system makes sure that devices sync up with encryption in place.
Ongoing ICO event a chance to support privacy
The cryptocurrency that Crypviser is launching is called CVCoins and the ongoing crowd sale is being held till June 30, 2017. This gives the public an opportunity to support a messaging platform that keeps the question of their privacy at the center. The cryptocurrency community might have a platform where they can not only exchange crypto in private but also talk about it in confidence.
CVCoins (CVC) are currently available at a discount of five percent and they will be listed on markets at the initial rate of 0.99 EUR for 1 CVC. 10 mln coins are up for grabs for investors during the crowdsale.