It gives me a quick, short chuckle whenever I see a lot of messaging apps from the big corporations that tag themselves to be ‘Private Messaging apps’ or tout themselves to be committed to the privacy or protection of their users data. The reason is pretty basic and not far-fetched at all, they always claim to be privacy centric, but they do not practice what they preach and are not in the least bit concerned about their users’ data. Their privacy promise does not stop them in any way from harvesting their users’ data and selling it to the highest bidder, they still have backend access to users’ data and they can do with it as they see fit.
Many will still remember the not too distant Twitter hack, where it was later discovered after the break-in that there is a god-mode at Twitter that is accessible to quite a number of people, which was triggered and the accounts of a host of verified personalities were compromised and the said accounts used to request for Bitcoin from unsuspecting members of the public. This is just one of a plethora of instances in which some of the biggest names have been compromised and seemingly safe users data have been accessed, something which should be unheard of with the level of security available at their disposal.
It is inadequacies such as this that brings a void for blockchain projects to fill. Of all the many rising to fill this void, Status network seems to be taking centre stage and leading the struggle to bring back true Private Messaging. Status strives to be a secure communication tool that upholds human rights. It is designed to enable the free flow of information, protect the right to private, secure conversations, and promote the sovereignty of individuals.
One reason I have grown to dearly love the Status platform is because it is entirely open sourced and made by hundreds of contributors around the world. Developers, designers, creators, educators, enthusiasts, and more are given the reigns and have the freedom and open access to the repos, assets, and information. Status has been designed to be censorship resistant and free from third party control.
Status prides herself in using the latest encryption and security tools to ensure users messages and transactions are kept both private and secure. Status removes intermediaries to keep messages private and assets secure for a smoother, frictionless, confident and secure communication.
Status has made sure that users will never be asked for a phone number, email address, or bank account when creating a Status account. Users have the ultimate power to private or they can choose of their own volition to selectively reveal their identity to the world with Status. There is no pressure to be social or out there with Status, you can maintain full anonymity should you choose.
Status also comes embedded with a Decentralized Web3 Browser that allows users access to the growing ecosystem of DApps including marketplaces, exchanges, games and social networks. State of the art security standards ensure that users only get the best private browsing experience.
One of my favorite features of Status is also the wallet that it comes with. Users can safely send, store and receive cryptocurrencies including ERC20 and ERC721 tokens with the Status crypto wallet. Only you hold the keys to your funds. Status' intuitive design protects you and your funds from attacks. Users’ security is literally in their hands as they hold their private keys and ensure the security of their accounts.
Status is one name I’m tipping to be here for the long run, because the search for more privacy-centric apps is one that will continue for a very long time to come and though we will see continued enhancements none will be as secure and safe as one that is hosted on a Blockchain. Status brings forth the dream of freedom of speech, decentralization and privacy all embodied in one app.
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