The encrypted chat app is adding payments for signal services, a long-expected step and a company taking its time. The UK-only beta program will allow users to trade cryptocurrency MobileCoin quickly, easily and most importantly privately.
If you are in the UK, or have a way of being, upon updating you will see a new signal payment feature in the app. After purchasing something on the cryptocurrency exchange FTX you only have to link a mobile code wallet to use it, only the one that lists it now.
Once you link, you can instantly send MOB to someone else with a linked wallet, much easier than you would send a chat. (Any term when the beta will extend to other countries or currencies.)
Just as Signal does not have any access to the messages you send or to make calls, your payments are completely private. MobileCoin, which Signal has been working on for a couple years now, was built from the ground up for speed and privacy, using a zero-knowledge proof system and other innovations to make it as easy as Venmo but as secure as … Okay, Signal. You can read more about his approach in this paper (PDF).
MobileCoin jumped more than $ 11 million in funding last month as rumors insisted it was close to integration readiness. Also whispers, the value of the MOB in the Stratosphere is good for those who keep it, but not for those who want to use it to return it for a meal. For no good reason, suddenly you have given Benjamin (or perhaps now, in the UK, a Turing) to your friend, or that the sandwich has reduced precipitation since lunch.
You have no reason is Certainly to hold the currency, but swapping it for fixed or female currencies each time seems like a task. Speaking to Wired, Signal co-founder Moxie Marlinspike envisioned an automated trade-out system, though she is rarely free from such information as if it is something under active development.
While there are some risks that are associated with cryptocurrency, with the region’s mixed reputation, goodwill can dilute or pollute the signal that has evolved into a safe and uninterrupted service provider, the team feels it is unavoidable is. After all, if your email and social media are being monitored in the same way as popular payment services, maybe we should dip this one in the bud and go end-to-end encrypted as soon as possible.