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Q-Chat is a blockchain-based messaging system. It utilizes a custom transaction type on the Qortal Network, along with a custom memory-based Proof Of Work algorithm (that runs relatively identical on any device) to send real-time messages to groups, users, etc. At the moment, Q-Chat only allows for text messaging, but will soon have voice and video.

There is a 'Global Chat' that is a worldwide public chat room for Qortal Users to communicate. On top of that, the creation of GROUPS ON THE CHAIN, in unison with Q-Chat, will provide each new group a default group chat where they can communicate with their group's users.

As of now, Q-Chat group messages are only base58 encoded, and are NOT end-to-end encrypted. ONLY PRIVATE MESSAGES HAVE END TO END ENCRYPTION RIGHT NOW. GROUPS WILL IN THE FUTURE.

Q-chat is the 'first application' of Qortal, that is a default plugin. It is meant to be text communication only, other plugins will come to both enhance Q-Chat with voice, video, screen-sharing, etc. As well as to provide separate apps meant more for those use cases. In the future.

The goal of Q-Chat is to provide a TRULY SECURE peer-to-peer encrypted method of text-based communication for its users. To avoid reliance upon ANY centralized service provider to both run, access, and utilize Qortal, get updates from development, etc.

Qortal's end goal is to provide a viable decentralized alternative to the Internet and Q-chat is one of the first applications on Qortal’s chain leading us in that direction!

q-chat.txt · Last modified: 02/07/2022 07:38 by gfactor