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How about if we will buidl an app over Discord alternative: Matrix
Matrix vs Discord:
Many projects are not only heavily reliant on Discord but completely reliant on it. If Discord suffers any significant outages or any number of other problems, their projects will likely suffer extreme problems.
Discord is a closed-source, walled garden chat program (they do not allow for alternative clients). It also suffers from downtime which can impact our ability to communicate: https://twitter.com/outagediscord + https://discordstatus.com/. Discord can also, at any time, choose to suspend or ban users or the entire Discord server. They can also choose to impose significant charges for usage, forced advertising as well as whatever they want to. They can also at any time choose to impose restrictions on various bots that we use. Although these things are somewhat unlikely, it is important for decentralization to be planned for as much as possible.
Discord also does not have decentralized options for server ownership, meaning whoever created the server has unique rights (change of ownership is possible, but only to an individual account). JSG currently owns the Discord server and upon launch of mainnet there isn’t a clear way to distribute ownership of the server to the community, unless Discord changes this. Some users may not want to use Discord at all due to privacy or other concerns.
Many services, like AWS and Google Cloud have experienced downtime in recent months (Spotify, Discord, and others are coming back online after a brief Google Cloud outage - The Verge + Amazon’s AWS logs third outage this month, affecting Slack, Epic Games Store, Asana and more - The Verge)
Matrix (https://matrix.org/ ) is an open source, decentralized, secure communication protocol. It has many different clients available for various operating systems.
Since Matrix is open source platform it could be easy to integrate HOPR layer.
More information - https://matrix.org/docs/guides/introduction
Matrix provides state-of-the-art end-to-end-encryption via the Olm and Megolm cryptographic ratchets. This ensures that only the intended recipients can ever decrypt your messages, while warning if any unexpected devices are added to the conversation.
But what’s about metadata privacy? Hopr could be a great solution here!
By building additional layer of metadata privacy using HOPR protocol - we will have stable, decentralized and fully secured way of communication for WEB 3.0.
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