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📌 Vitalik Buterin raises concerns about the integrity of the Signal protocol.

Vitalik Buterin, co-founder of Ethereum, has spoken out about growing concerns about encrypted messaging app Signal, stressing the importance of free speech and decentralization in the wake of revelations of possible ties between the apps chairman and U.S. intelligence agencies. Ethereum

– Vitalik Buterin, co-founder of Ethereum, has spoken out about growing concerns about encrypted messaging app Signal, stressing the importance of free speech and decentralization in the wake of revelations of possible ties between the app’s chairman and U.S. intelligence agencies.

In post X to the City Journal article, Block founder Jack Dorsey admitted he was unaware of the issue.

In his response to the statement, Buterin emphasized the importance of free speech, saying that it is a “sacred principle” that should be applied across the board.

This kind of thing is troubling.

Free speech is a sacred principle, not a cudgel that can be selectively used against the enemy.

Free speech is for the reds. It is also for the blues. It is also for Canadians. It is also for Palestinians. It is also for rich and poor. Old and young.

The post also drew reactions from key figures in the tech industry, such as Elon Musk, who said the issue was “troubling.”

Buterin acknowledged that Signal’s open-source client allows users to make sure the app doesn’t work against them, regardless of the opinions of the development team.

Signal has one great feature. It’s that as an open source client, you can be sure that it’s not working against you, regardless of the opinion of the development team,” Buterin said.

However, Buterin suggested that Signal could further strengthen its position by moving to a multi-client/server ecosystem.

Buterin said that Signal founder Moxie Marlinspike opposed federalizing the protocol on the grounds that it would be difficult to make changes to a federated system, but the success of the blockchain’s multi-client ecosystem has shown that this barrier can be overcome with “deliberate adjustments.” He noted that this has already been proven.

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