BLIP is a Chat Platform Based on Bitcoin’s Lightning Network.

At the Adopting Bitcoin conference, BLIP, a new Bitcoin-based encrypted chat platform was announced. It uses Hexum, a proprietary multilayer encryption system that was also created by BLIP. This method promises a more secure communication channel than the popular E2E (end-to-end) encrypted apps. Signal and WhatsApp use one static private keys. The Hexum encryption method allows you to have a private key per message and/or interaction. Hacking is very difficult,” Alejandro Muyshondt from El Salvador, a national security advisor, said to Bitcoin Magazine. BLIP’s Lightning nodes are leveraged, and each new user receives an address along with a hash-file that serves as an account backup. Muyshondt explained that text is sent from your phone to the Lightning network using the Hexum encryption, and then to a Hexum cryptographic method. Finally, it goes to your phone. Phase two includes voice and video calls. The connection handshake takes place on Lightning. Rick Fisher, co-founder of High Voltage, said that when we talk about bitcoin adoption, most people focus on the price. “We might only have two, three, or four percent of the world adopting bitcoin, but there’s a much larger number that can protect their speech and privacy. He said that Bitcoin will be needed because of the need for freedom and speech. “And because the app needs to be powered with sats, there’s an inherent need for users to take that step and go and buy a few dollars worth of bitcoin. For 50 cents or a buck you can power up BLIP and have absolute encrypted communications. “To cover these use cases, the team behind BLIP also revealed other applications at the conference including BLIP Freedom, a Lightning wallet, and BLIP Freedom. BLIP FreedomBLIP FreedomBLIP Freedom, a bot-administered application that enables large-scale disseminations of information. It protects the privacy and freedom of assembly of like-minded people who wish to freely communicate online. Fisher stated that in order to move from where we are today to a bitcoin standard there is a huge chasm that will require that people can congregate, assemble and create movements. This will be possible through communication protocols. A channel can be closed by a user only if it has received a 75 percent supermajority vote from its users. This process is managed by the bot. Fisher stated that assembly begins in the digital realm. “If you want a movement to create a revolution, or to start a movement, it’s going to start on a smartphone. If the overlords don’t like it, they just close it down. They did it in Canada. He said, “So, really, if it’s not possible to organize at the first-layer level and can be deplatformed, it can be turned on, then it really makes assembling and creating a movement difficult.” “BLIP Freedom is a movement-oriented app. People can fund it, they can receive donations, and we can create, for any possible or potential movement a messaging platform that allows us to disseminate large amounts without it being shut down. “2WalletHexsum” and BLIP are actually the result of the development 2Wallet, a custodial Bitcoin and Lightning wallet that aims to bank the unbanked in developing nations. According to Fisher, the idea was born from a meeting with Muyshondt at Adopting Bitcoin 20,21. This event closely followed El Salvador’s adoption of bitcoin as legal currency. Fisher said that they discussed the challenges ahead for El Salvador, including adopting bitcoin. “Chivo had just been launched,” Fisher referred to the state-owned Chivo wallet. “We didn’t have a lot of information but we knew that adoption would be difficult because Chivo was not rolled out with Lightning. These things were going to prove difficult for merchant adoption. The wallet was also quite large to download. Fisher explained that the two partners had an idea to create a small, easy-to-download wallet that was fast, secure, and simple. However, a waitlist has already been created.

 

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