Meet Utopia: new P2P decentralized platform adds a layer of privacy to online communication

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Utopia, by definition, means a place or state in which everything is perfect. The proliferation of digital networks – namely, the Internet – brought humanity one step closer to this state of bliss by providing us with a newfound freedom in the ability to share information with anyone in an instant. This unprecedented independence created an illusion of anonymity and privacy that quite frankly doesn’t really exist.

The 1984 Group’s decentralized peer-to-peer (P2P) platform, also named Utopia, aims to add a much-needed layer of privacy to online communication which could obliterate censorship and keep prying eyes at bay.

Utopia is now available for Windows, macOS and Linux (mobile apps are coming in 2020), offering a mesh of multiple application functionality into a single package. At its core, Utopia allows for instant encrypted text, voice and e-mail communication that is protected by Curve25519 elliptic curve cryptography. According to the company, communications can’t be intercepted and read by a third party and your physical location and IP address cannot be revealed.

As a decentralized platform, all account data is stored locally on your device in an encrypted file. While a boon for security, this also means that if you forget or misplace your password, there’s no way to recover your account so keep that in mind. But let’s not get too far ahead of ourselves.

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