Elixxir announced the release of their first smartphone dApp, xx alpha messenger, which runs on the xx network public alpha. There is no other smartphone app available that offers the level of privacy that xx alpha messenger does. The dApp accomplishes this by erasing user data so any potential observers lack the ability to connect a sender with the receiver.
The xx alpha messenger app provides increased user privacy in an age where tech conglomerates are tracking users’ every move. The dApp shreds any metadata that users generate during the course of their activities.
Elixxir is a metadata-shredding privacy platform founded in 2017 by David Chaum, a well-known computer scientist. Chaum is a widely recognized cryptographer and known for inventing digital cash.
From the press release, “’We’ve worked hard over many years to build the infrastructure of the xx network and lay the groundwork for privacy-protecting tools like xx messenger. It’s one thing to describe such a privacy protecting platform, it’s quite another to make it available for use on a smartphone. I’m very proud to show what the xx network is capable of and look forward to building more privacy-protecting dApps alongside our talented team,’ said David Chaum.”
Interested individuals should go to xxcollective.io in order to begin private messaging on the xx alpha messenger. They can download the iOS or Android version of the app to join the xx collective Access List.
Elixxir’s pinned tweet offers the following description “xx messenger the app you never knew you needed.” The announcement shown below received a nominal number of likes and retweets which seems to suggest that David Chaum’s groundbreaking work in the sector is going largely unnoticed, definitely flying under the radar at present.
This week Elixxir also participated in Web Summit 2019 taking place in Lisbon, Portugal with Chaum speaking on both blockchain use cases and digital privacy.