For a community that claims to love decentralization you all constantly talk in:
Discord: HORRIBLE centralized service with 0 focus on privacy – it is SPYWARE, absolutely not e2ee and easy to hack and save logs locally. GRIN is the future of digital cash, it inherently poses a threat to governments and Discord bans communities it arbitrarily believes are extremist. How long until the GRIN community is seen as the same? Discord is already monitored by third parties, the GRIN “server” being no exception.
Keybase: Owned by Zoom, one of the worst organizations there is when it comes to privacy.. Hasn’t received many updates in a long time, has already banned communities it deems extreme.
There are decentralized alternatives that none of you seem to be interested in despite multiple voices from the community explaining what they are.
The GRIN community should be on decentralized services, period – the first step is making platforms on the Fediverse:
What’s the Fediverse?
The Fediverse (a portmanteau of “federation” and “universe”) is an ensemble of federated (i.e. interconnected) servers that are used for web publishing (i.e. social networking, microblogging, blogging, or websites) and file hosting, but which, while independently hosted, can communicate with each other. On different servers (instances), users can create so-called identities. These identities are able to communicate over the boundaries of the instances because the software running on the servers supports one or more communication protocols which follow an open standard. As an identity on the fediverse, users are able to post text and other media, or to follow posts by other identities. In some cases, users can even show or share data (video, audio, text, and other files) publicly or to a selected group of identities and allow other identities to edit other users’ data (such as a calendar or an address book).
- fetched from the Fediverse Wikipedia article Feb 8/2021
A great video to watch to get a basic idea of the Fediverse is Fixing Social Media for Good posted by Luke Smith on Jan 13/2021
GRIN could be on: Pleroma, Matrix, Peertube, Friendica or more if it wanted.
As sugu has said:
Telegram for the community involvement is a major disappointment. I can’t even use it because of the phone number requirement… [Telegram] is a walled garden with quasi KYC that will lock in the content. They will have ultimately the last say who can and who cannot be Grin community. I think this is an insensible decision that is not in line with Grin’s spirit. Sorry to be blunt, but this is how I feel and I think it is obvious.
So GRIN Community, can we switch to decentralized services and create social platforms to be a part of that aren’t using centralized services and use e2ee for chatting?
Let me guess, you’ll discuss it on Telegram