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.
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’
Russia’s Federal Service for Supervision of Communications, Information Technology and Mass Media has officially lifted the ban on Telegram.
Russia Officially Lifts Its Two-Year Telegram Ban
While Russia is facing disagreement over the legal status of Telegram and crypto, both continue operating in the country.
Russian Authorities Disagree Over Lifting Telegram Ban
As Telegram delays TON launch, Mike Novogratz said that the crypto community doesn’t need either TON or Grams at all.
Mike Novogratz on Telegram: ‘We Don’t Need Another Crypto’
Russian officials have proposed lifting the Telegram ban after the app’s creator Pavel Durov agreed to collaborate with the authorities on tackling coronavirus.
Russia May Lift Telegram Ban Due to Coronavirus Outbreak
BitBox, the Singapore-based cryptocurrency exchange of internet messaging giant Line, announced that it will delist XRP on Jan. 16.
Messenger Giant Line’s Crypto Exchange to Delist XRP This Month
British decentralized communication startup New Vector has raised $8.5 million to promote an alternative messaging protocol.
Decentralized Communication Startup New Vector Raises $8.5M