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July 03, 2011, 06:31:08 PM

   Skype not safe now, well not anough safe for paranoids. Microsoft bought them, and we already see news about implemented leak gate to alphabet agencies.

   Well, you can say that this is ok, but they should give access not just to FBI, but also to Belorussian KGB (yes, it is still called KGB there, cheers), and lots of other nice organisations around the world.
   What we (paranoids) need  - encrypted, P2P voice chat. How is that affilated wyth BTC ?

   It is easy. Such a nice decentralised currency system can only be in win-win situation, if there will be possabiliti to call from one wallet, to another. And that can generate additional influx of new users.

   Time for this is not yet come, because  bitcoin infrastructure is still weak, even for existing users.
But that kind of open source project can take a lot time before some alpha arrives. So it is better to start work on it now.

   Realisation - It should be done like plugin to BTC client. There is a lot of questions,-  should there be some affilated to wallet nickname, or just pure account to account connection (with psevdonims assigned to accs by users and encrypted too).

   Well, it is just a raw idea.

   Please share your opinions.


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July 03, 2011, 06:35:23 PM

What about the fact that there are already quite a few fully encrypted VoIP programs out there? Why would this need to be associated with Bitcoin in any way?
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July 03, 2011, 08:16:36 PM

that is already possible, I ran a site that provides voip and vpn, if you use both services you have encrypted voip.

you can also use bitcoins for payment, however the payment in bitcoins is done manually, I am working on some automatic integration.
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July 03, 2011, 08:38:01 PM

I don't think that VoIP maps onto Bitcoin very well.  Bitcoin is good for distributing information - so would work as a directory - but information does not spread through the network quickly enough to make things like calls work in the way people are used to.
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July 04, 2011, 02:12:31 AM

why does a private phone call need to be distributed like bitcoin? whats wrong with mumble. if you need to share a conversation without tampering, record it and gpg sign it.

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July 04, 2011, 05:07:15 PM

Sorry, but it won't work. VoIP needs packets to arrive (mostly) with low latency and in order. Otherwise the sound is terrible or you have to wait to hear what the other person said, like the satellite phones. If you send packets all over the place randomly, you greatly increase the latency and can't possibly guarantee that any significant fraction of them arrive in order enough to put together a media stream, or to hold it together for the duration of a typical telephone call.

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