Key points to remember
- Legendary cryptographer David Chaum has developed a private messaging app that’s supposed to be resistant to hacks by quantum computers.
- The app uses quantum-resistant cryptography to protect message content.
- Chaum is the founder of XX Network, and is sometimes said to be the inventor of electronic money.
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David Chaum, a crypto pioneer and widely credited as the inventor of digital money, has developed a fully decentralized private messaging application that is claimed to be resistant to quantum attacks.
XX Messenger Claims Quantum Resistance
Privacy advocates have reason to rejoice today, as renowned cryptographer David Chaum has revealed a privacy-protected, allegedly quantum-resistant messaging app that uses blockchain technology to cleanse metadata from the sender and recipient.
Unlike more popular messaging apps, whose communications are susceptible to being intercepted and decoded by quantum computers, XX Messenger has been designed to be resistant to these types of interference, resulting in a much higher degree of preservation. of privacy.
Quantum computers use quantum bits (or qubits) to carry information. Unlike the binary bits used in classical computers, qubits are able to process much more data and information, in part because they can function as both 0 and 1 simultaneously. As a result, quantum computers can solve problems that conventional computers cannot.
XX Messenger takes this into account and is built on the XX Network, which features quantum-resistant, privacy-focused technology that allows users to communicate in real time through hundreds of decentralized nodes operating around the world.
To further extend its decentralization, the XX Messenger runs on open-source software run by more than 350 independent nodes in more than 80 countries.
In one Businesswire press release issued today, David Chaum said:
“Recent privacy issues have heightened public awareness of problems with control of personal information by centralized entities like Facebook. Realizing that their information is being misused by corporations, people are now trying to figure out how to use crypto and smartphones to protect themselves and change society for good; xx messenger securely decentralizes private communication the same way Bitcoin has decentralized finance. Let’s do it right: take control of our own information and our destiny. »
The app is compatible with IOS and Android devices and can be downloaded for free through the App Store and Play Store respectively.
Disclosure: At the time of writing this article, the author of this article owned ETH and other cryptocurrencies.
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