Victor Ugochukwu · Dec 14, 2020 . 5min read
Twetch Introduces Encryted Message Feature Using Bitcoin SV Blockchain
Twitter competitor Twetch introduces chat encryption using Bitcoin private keys on Bitcoin SV Blockchain using AES.
By Komal Joshi · Sep 10, 2020 . 6min read
Twetch has launched an encrypted direct-messaging function that enables users to send money to each other in the chat. It is a micropayment-based social network that operates on the Bitcoin SV blockchain. Twetch Chat is a fully encrypted messaging platform that enables users to chat privately.
It announced on Monday that Twetch Chat attaches a layer of privacy and security as the Twitter alternative. It aims to establish more private communications concentrating on companies in current years. The catch here is that one requires a cryptocurrency wallet to take advantage of the feature. Precisely, the wallet that connects to BSV, a splinter network from Bitcoin Cash.
Twetch Highlights its Encryption Keys
Twetch users should possess a Moneybutton or Relayx wallet to store and send BSV. Moneybutton and Relayx both accept the PayMail protocol. It produces an email-like ID instead of the string of numbers and characters typically connected with a wallet. When developing a Twetch account, the service randomly delivers a 12-word seed phrase associated with each unique wallet’s public key. This seed then encrypts and stores in Twetch’s database.
Chat Platform Facilitates Encrypted Chat
The AES (Advanced Encryption Standard) utilizes the same key to encrypt and decrypt. When a chat initiates between two or more participants, the chat initiator generates an AES cypher. Upon joining a conversation, participants can then decipher the AES cypher to read and send AES encrypted messages to other chat participants. Twetch stores users’ messages fully encrypted on their servers. If a user exits from a chat, they will no longer restore these messages from its servers. If all participants leave a chat, the messages are deleted. However, these messages will be non-recoverable.
Additionally, when one wants to chat, the person needs to communicate with and agree on a room in a “house.” The person who starts the chat produces a unique “lock” and key so no one besides them can record the conversation. Twetch Chat intends to provide these features to business as well as social interactions. In the chat, users can settle deals privately and pay each other as part of the same exchange.
Conclusively, Twetch encrypts the messages on its servers with the user’s Bitcoin keys. Thus, they cannot read them even if they decide to. The user controlling the keys is an empowering concept since we do not have to trust Twetch as if it is doing the right thing.
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