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VikingHalo45 2 points ago +2 / -0

Is that a good thing?

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james43552352345 [S] 5 points ago +5 / -0

It is just an interesting project overall. If you believe in freedom of speech then yes, this is a good thing. Look at websites like 4chan and 8chan and how they get attacked. Well this technology solves that. Strong encryption protects the posters. TOR protects the IP's of everyone visiting the TOR hidden website. Decentralization prevents internet infrastructure owners from shutting down the website.

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actual_physical_kelp 1 point ago +1 / -0

Cool project

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james43552352345 [S] 1 point ago +1 / -0

Not my project, just sharing it and thought it was an interesting project.

Additional information:

I wanted to share a link to an interesting BitMessage-based project with you all. BitChan is a decentralized anonymous imageboard built on top of Bitmessage and uses Tor and GnuPG for all communication. Local instances can be installed by going here: https://www.github.com/813492291816/BitChan

Installation and running isn't currently as simple as double clicking an exe and Linux noobs or those unfamiliar with commandline or docker may have trouble. For those less technically advanced and those who want to take a quick look, there is now a (probably temporary) way of making BitChan easier to try. A BitChan public testing kiosk is currently up and running here: http://bitchan5zleliwr7egmn4yskth5k6ofu6qbax3y4t45k3k2plt363nad.onion/

Kiosk Mode is a special BitChan mode that enacts restrictions in order to safely permit public connections over a hidden onion service. Normally, when you run your own instance, you have unrestricted access to all BitChan features. You can even easily set up your own kiosk and use the permission system to add passwords with varying levels of permissions.

Probably one of the biggest restrictions is that the public testing kiosk doesn't permit the creating, adding or leaving of boards (or lists). A post on the /babby/ board goes into more detail about just what this particular kiosk permits and restricts. http://bitchan5zleliwr7egmn4yskth5k6ofu6qbax3y4t45k3k2plt363nad.onion/thread/BM-2cXxMxqBBEMAdZhL86K4i2W7cUBj72EVCj/3a42c83adc6cad87c2188b6fbff47e5d0dc2361dc9999c443251762a3356ee7e You can post and explore of course.

This kiosk can only be accessed over the Tor network and the easiest way to start using it is to use the Tor browser.

Related links

Bitmessage:https://bitmessage.org/

Tor & Torbrowser:https://www.torproject.org/https://www.torproject.org/download/

GnuPG:https://gnupg.org/