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BitMessage: A Decentralized P2P Network For Sending/Receiving Encrypted Messages

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BitMessage is a Peer-2-Peer network that allows you to send and receive encrypted messages to/from other users or subscribers. It is a decentralized network with a strong focus on privacy and anonymity. You can think of it as a BitCoin network that allows you to exchange text messages instead of currency.

Features:

  • Trustless (i.e. no need to trust a central certificate authority)
  • High level of anonymity (i.e. sender/receiver protection from eavesdroppers)
  • Subscription system (i.e. ability to broadcast messages/subscribe to broadcasts)
  • Public key encryption
To start sending/receiving messages, you need first to create a BitMessage address. To achieve this, simply head to the Your Identities tab, then click new. After completing the previous step, a new window will open, allowing you to create your unique BitMessage address:


It is highly recommended that you enter a passphrase which allows you to keep the same BitMessage address across multiple installations.

After you have created your own address, you can test your configuration by sending a message to the following echo server:

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An echo server is simply a server that will send your message back to you after being received.

ScreenShots:

#Settings


#Send a Message




Installation Instructions:

To install PyBitMessage on Ubuntu, simply run the following commands in a terminal:

sudo apt-get install python openssl git python-qt4
git clone https://github.com/Bitmessage/PyBitmessage ~/PyBitmessage
cd ~/PyBitmesssbitmessage/src/
python ./bitmessagemain.py

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