It's really a shame that #Signal is heading this way. Cryptocurrency and blockchain are overhyped and unproven and this will make it even more difficult to recommend Signal now.
I feel the #matrix protocol is truly the way to go for encrypted messaging. https://signal.org/blog/help-us-test-payments-in-signal/
Stephen Diehl with a great post on why the Signal crypto-blockchain news is a total betrayal of trust. https://www.stephendiehl.com/blog/signal.html
@joeo10 matrix implemented shadowbanning, so it's already compromised. Check out XMPP or IRCv3 instead. They are old, reliable, and stable, which exactly what you need for infrastructure. Reject hype, embrace tradition.
@musicmatze A lot of people recommended many years ago, even before alternatives came like matrix. I have been pushing away from it over the last year due to their PIN feature and this announcement was the last straw.
Here's a good post on why this is a betrayal of sorts: https://www.stephendiehl.com/blog/signal.html
"I appreciate SDF but it's a general-purpose server and the name doesn't make it obvious that it's about art." - Eugen Rochko