Bitfinex and Tether with the support of Hypercore have developed a new messenger based on peer-to-peer technology, called Keet. The program allows you to instantly exchange files, multimedia and messages with the highest level of security.
In fact, it is a peer-to-peer network based on the Holepunch platform, created for the development of P2P applications. Bitfinex and Tether co-funded the project.
Keet users can connect to each other using only cryptographic key pairs. There is no server, no “third party” that could potentially “leak” data.
In Keet you can make audio and video calls, send messages, including with different files. At the same time, the developers plan to integrate the ability to make payments in Bitcoin based on the Lightning Network later.
For now, only the alpha version of Keet is available to users. You can download the application from the official website. The program is completely free.
A full-fledged version of the software will not appear on the market until November this year. If the project proves successful, Keet may completely replace “outdated” messengers, such as WhatsApp.
In a comment to The Block, Holepunch chief strategy officer Paolo Ardoino commented on the idea of launching such a messenger:
“We are working on creating a platform that will give users access to completely autonomous applications and provide full freedom of speech.”