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End-to-end encrypted chat built into Keybase

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Chris Coyne@malgorithms
Oh wow, look at that. Wasn't expecting to be on PH today! Happy to answer questions here. (I wrote that blog post.) For most users, Keybase chat shouldn't require an invite code at all (https://keybase.io/download), although if it asks for one, you can use `friend-of-keybase`. :-)
jerod moore@jollymonatx · Co-Founder goKittr & Coffee hunter
@malgorithms End2End encryption, I am surprised to learn others don't have that. (maybe shocked) Next platforms?
Chris Coyne@malgorithms
@jollymonatx others do have e2e encrypted messaging. The 2 things that make Keybase different, primarily, are: (1) that you can address people by the way you know them online, as opposed to by a phone number or email (or proprietary username), and (2) that you don't really trust the chat servers to give you the public keys in the first place. If you want to send a message to someone e2e encrypted, Keybase's servers can't trick you into sending to the wrong person. And anyone stealing an account is publicly discoverable. There are many more differences, but I think that primarily sums it up.
Stewart Henderson@__shenderson__ · Senior Developer, Uptake
@malgorithms nice work, this looks great so far!
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Vladislav Arbatov@vladzima · Founder http://en.arb.digital
I love the instructions, particularly step one: 1. Buy an Apple computer. 2. Download and open Keybase.dmg.
denisinla@denisinla · Developer
@vladzima windows steps lol ... 3. Swear on your life you'll send us bug reports if you find any.
Chris Coyne
Maker
@malgorithms
Oh wow, look at that. Wasn't expecting to be on PH today! Happy to answer questions here. (I wrote that blog post.) For most users, Keybase chat shouldn't require an invite code at all (https://keybase.io/download), although if it asks for one, you can use `friend-of-keybase`. :-)
jerod moore@jollymonatx · Co-Founder goKittr & Coffee hunter
@malgorithms End2End encryption, I am surprised to learn others don't have that. (maybe shocked) Next platforms?
Chris Coyne
Maker
@malgorithms
@jollymonatx others do have e2e encrypted messaging. The 2 things that make Keybase different, primarily, are: (1) that you can address people by the way you know them online, as opposed to by a phone number or email (or proprietary username), and (2) that you don't really trust the chat servers to give you the public keys in the first place. If you want to send a message to someone e2e encrypted, Keybase's servers can't trick you into sending to the wrong person. And anyone stealing an account is publicly discoverable. There are many more differences, but I think that primarily sums it up.
Stewart Henderson@__shenderson__ · Senior Developer, Uptake
@malgorithms nice work, this looks great so far!
Gilles Bertaux@gillesbertaux · Co-founder/CEO @Livestormapp
Love to see Keybase expanding to other use cases. What about an integration with Livestorm for end-to-end encrypted live video presentations? ;)
Kevin Mehrabi@kmehrabi · Co-founder of Tattle - Head of Biz Dev.
Interesting. What are the advantages over Slack?
Frédéric Miserey@diligiant · CEO, ubiqwi
@kmehrabi comparing it to Slack is a bit too much… ;)
Kevin Mehrabi@kmehrabi · Co-founder of Tattle - Head of Biz Dev.
@diligiant okay..well assume i don't know what it is, because i don't. and the mac notification that came up for it taglined it as a slack alternative so...?
Amine@aminiume · Designer and developer.
Excited for this, didn't expect it at all, if anyone wants an invite DM, I have some.
Vladislav Arbatov@vladzima · Founder http://en.arb.digital
@mo17i DMed you @ twitter
sam hefnawy@samhefnawy · Country Manager, Visionary Strategist
@mo17i yes please, could you send me one?
sam hefnawy@samhefnawy · Country Manager, Visionary Strategist
@vladzima any luck with one invitation?!
Vladislav Arbatov@vladzima · Founder http://en.arb.digital
@samhefnawy There's no need in one, you can register freely on web