Experiments for such a token project were done on MobileCoin, a privacy cryptocurrency based on Stellar, the world’s 11th largest blockchain by market cap. Signal CEO Moxie Marlinspike served as an adviser to MobileCoin.
Work on Crypto payments integration w MobileCoin has been intensifying recently, according to this piece https://t.co/FT4VGGKUZk— Wong Joon Ian (@joonian) January 26, 2021
Signal is the flagship app of the Signal Foundation, a non-profit dedicated to open-source privacy technology. The Signal app offers end-to-end message encryption to its users — meaning any transferred data can be read only by the sender and receiver, and no other service or apps on the phone can access or decipher it.
According to Platformer, Signal employees say the firm is now “actively exploring” the use of a digital currency within the platform. Such an offering could be similar to the use of electronic payments on WeChat, China’s biggest messaging app, or Facebook’s pursuit of Diem, the stablecoin project formerly named Libra.
The Platformer story expressed concerns that Signal’s exploration of cryptocurrency could be risky as it could invite more bad actors onto the platform and attract more regulatory scrutiny.
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