How Blockchain is Revolutionizing the Messaging Industry Apps

  • Many of these apps require sensitive user data for setting up an account.
  • Much of the information is stored over a cloud server which is centralized and easier to hack.
  • Many apps unethically sell the personal info of the users to advertisers.
  • Other vulnerabilities such as surveillance and data leaks continue to persist.
  • Blockchain, a decentralized peer-to-peer technology, allows only intended users to access the data. This helps keep the blockchain-based messaging apps secure and away from the centralized jurisdiction of a big corporation intending to control the information flow. Hackers, on the other hand, are unable to target or tamper with any records as the data is spread across nodes. There’s no single point of failure with blockchain-based messaging apps.
  • The transactions on a blockchain happen in a pseudo-anonymous peer-to-peer fashion. The trustless environment that a blockchain-based messaging app can ensure allows for the highest level of user privacy. Also, users don’t need to upload any sensitive personal info to register themselves on the platform.
  • Blockchain tech exists over a vast network of computers. All these computers share their resources and add idle server resources in exchange for blockchain rewards. This arrangement allows for a wider network of high-quality blockchain encrypted messaging services with lower prices and higher security.
  • Messaging apps built over a blockchain network enjoy seamless integrations with other utilities, including wallet services, online gaming, etc. The interoperability can exist between different messaging industry apps and devices.
  • Data stored on the blockchain is protected via cryptographic encryption and a pair of public-private keys. While public keys are accessible to everyone — just like your email address, your data can be accessed only via private keys — more like your password.

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