Evgeny Poberezkin

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Sessions

06-09
10:30
20min
SimpleX Chat - the first messaging platform without user IDs aiming to bridge the gap between privacy-focussed and mass-market applications.
Evgeny Poberezkin

SimpleX Chat (https://simplex.chat/) is the messaging network based on the novel protocol design where users are not assigned any identities, not even random numbers.

It allows users to communicate, privately and anonymously, over messaging relays. Unlike federated networks, where servers host users' accounts, messaging relays are "dumb" - they use anonymous client generated credentials to provide disposable messaging queues, without knowing any users of the network. Unlike mix- and onion-routing networks, SimpleX relays don't communicate directly with each other and don't know about each other existence - clients' themselves form a network. This unique design may provide a higher level of privacy and resilience than traditional federated and p2p network designs.

Monero community has been very supportive of SimpleX Chat design and growth, as the values of privacy and protecting participant identities are shared.

Evgeny, SimpleX Chat founder will also talk about the evolution of SimpleX Chat protocols, how it increased privacy and security since it launched, and also why it's very important that privacy and security becomes a hygiene factor for mass-market technology solutions, and not a product category - real privacy is only possible in the network that is used by a large number of people.

Studio 1
06-08
17:30
60min
Workshop: SimpleX Chat - the first messaging platform without user IDs - how to setup dual-host messaging and file servers with both clearnet and .onion address.
Evgeny Poberezkin

SimpleX Chat (https://simplex.chat/) is the messaging network based on the novel protocol design where users are not assigned any identities, not even random numbers.

It allows users to communicate, privately and anonymously, over messaging relays. This unique design may provide a higher level of privacy and resilience than traditional federated and p2p network designs.

In this workshop we will install file and messaging servers and Tor client, to use them with SimpleX Chat client, without any dependency on our preset servers.

IoC