• Keet Mobile is a fully encrypted, P2P chat dApp for mobile devices, released in alpha mode with instant messaging.
  • Tether, Bitfinex and Holepunch announced Keet for desktop last July.
  • Keet Mobile is device independent and powered by the Lightning Network.

Holepunch has officially launched Keet Mobile, a free, fully encrypted peer-to-peer (P2P) instant messaging application.

The device-agnostic application is a collaboration between Hypercore-backed Hole Punch, stablecoin company Tether, and cryptocurrency exchange and trading platform Bitfinex.

Keet Mobile also supports calling and video chat

The alpha release of the P2P app comes a few months after the three companies announced Keet, a peer-to-peer app designed to integrate Tether (USDT) and support the Lightning Network for micropayments.

Bringing app functionality to mobile users, Keet Mobile completely removes the need for a centralized entity.

According to a press release shared with CoinJournal on Monday, Keet Mobile said:put control back in the hands of the peopleEssentially, Keet users can send texts, calls, or video chats without going through a third-party server or operating system.

As mentioned above, the alpha release will initially be limited to text messages only.However, the development team Purpose We will be adding audio or video calling capabilities in the coming months.

Paolo Ardoino, CTO of Tether, said the launch of Keet Mobile is a landmark achievement that was “unthinkable” until the Holepunch team made it happen. Bringing the team’s p2p communication technology to mobile devices completely overturns the traditional concept of mobile communication.

The idea that you have to hand over your personal data to big tech companies to do something as simple as talking to someone else on your mobile device is dead.added Ardoino, who is also Holepunch’s CSO, in a statement.

Tether Inc. announced At Keet in July 2022, the team behind the P2P project noted that the app does not rely on blockchain. Rather, as mentioned above, the built-in payment API is powered by the Lightning Network.

Keet Mobile Alpha is available on both the Apple App Store and Google Play Store.


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