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.
The messaging app project was aimed at avoiding third-party data harvesting.
Rewards system allows decentralized messaging app users to earn crypto
Encrypted messaging app Signal has started accepting donations in 12 cryptocurrencies including Bitcoin and Ether.
Signal encrypted messenger now accepts donations in Bitcoin
Rumors are circulating in Iran that authorities already have access to messages on WhatsApp, one of the few unblocked platforms in the country.
Iranian government reportedly moving to block Signal messaging app
“Bitcoin is neutral like cash, and can’t discriminate between good and bad,” said Gladstein.
Human Rights Foundation CSO urges Time readers not to 'demonize' Bitcoin
“We are not selling Telegram – neither in part, nor in full,” Telegram CEO Pavel Durov promises.
Pavel Durov Denies He’s Selling Telegram Following TON Failure
Telegram’s built-in contact import feature was exploited to leak the personal data of millions of users onto the darknet.
Millions of Telegram Users’ Data Exposed on Darknet
Telegram’s digital resistance in Russia will contribute to further anti-censorship efforts in countries like China and Iran, Pavel Durov says.
Telegram CEO Says Global Resistance to Tech Bans Is ‘Just Getting Started’