Messaging App News
Messaging apps or chat applications are platforms that enable the exchange of messages. Most messaging apps were originally social networking platforms, but they have vastly increased their functions over time. Today, messaging apps also enable chatbots, smart replies, voice and video calls, payments and conversational commerce. Messaging apps are the most popular software for smartphones today. However, even encrypted-messaging apps’ architectures make those applications centralized, with a place for censorship and the possibility of deleting data. Blockchain-based p2p messaging apps may become the new generation of messaging apps, with advanced security and reduced opportunities for censorship. Decentralized messaging apps are currently designed on several major blockchain platforms and have their own startups and ICOs too.
Sara Drakeley says crypto has a reputation for being a ”bro space” and urges the industry to make provisions that would attract more women to the field.
Hashing It Out: MobileCoin CEO says crypto must make space for more women
Unstoppable Domains now allows owners of .crypto, .polygon and other Web3 usernames to send messages to each other through multiple messaging apps.
Unstoppable Domains launches instant messaging with XMTP
Daily volumes of crypto trades with Telegram bots hit a record high of $10 million in July, according to a new report by Binance Research.
Telegram crypto bots gain momentum in the market: Binance Research
The new feature offers end-to-end encrypted private messaging for anyone with a cb.id username, .eth domain or Lens ID.
Coinbase Wallet launches instant messaging feature with XMTP
The network previously allowed users to post on-chain messages but only in an unencrypted, completely public way.
TON blockchain launches on-chain encrypted messaging feature
New developments such as free usernames, cross-chain names and chat functions may lead to more addresses being associated with a name.
Web3 usernames may see greater adoption due to recent advancements
Messaging app Telegram denies users were at risk after a security exploit was discovered that could allow attackers to gain control of a macOS device’s camera.
Telegram addresses camera exploit, points to Apple macOS security permissions