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BitTorrent Introduces Serverless Secure Messaging System

The BitTorrent P2P protocol and the BitTorrent and μTorrent file-sharing software announced that they have started working on BitTorrent Chat, a serverless messaging system.


The messaging system will allow users to talk to their friends or family members using P2P(peer-to-peer). 
P2P network is a type of decentralized and distributed network architecture in which individual nodes in the network act as both suppliers and consumers of resources, in contrast to the centralized client–server model where client nodes request access to resources provided by central servers.



The communications platforms is that they all rely on some central server to route and store all of your communication, provider can deliver industry-standard security. They cannot provide assurance that your communication is private.

Abraham Goldoor, software engineer on the BitTorrent Chat team, explained that they realised they were “uniquely qualified” to build a different platform.

"With BitTorrent Chat, there aren’t any “usernames” per se. You don’t login in the classic sense. Instead, your identity is a cryptographic key pair. To everyone on the BitTorrent Chat network at large, you ARE your public key. This means that, if you want, you can use Chat without telling anyone who you are. Two users only need to exchange each other’s public keys to be able to chat."

Public key encryption provides us with a number of benefits. The most obvious is the ability to encrypt messages to your sender using your private key and their public key.

To “translate” a public key into an IP address, the system will use a distributed hash table (DHT). To make this system secure, they have updated their DHT protocol to support encryption.



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