Double Ratchet Messaging Encryption Used in Encrypted 100% Anonymous Private Messenger

ODIN.Chat a Secure, Blockchain-Powered, Decentralized-Messenger ODIN wants you to own your conversation. Having realized the impending doomsday scenario where massive leaks of personal data lead to real-world consequences, ODIN Blockchain decided to do something about it and built ODIN.Chat, a blockchain-powered, secure messenger with the end user’s privacy in mind. Preview Part one of thisContinue reading “Double Ratchet Messaging Encryption Used in Encrypted 100% Anonymous Private Messenger”

Breaking Down the Diffie–Hellman Key Exchange

ODIN.Chat a Secure, Blockchain-Powered, Decentralized-Messenger. ODIN wants you to own your conversation. Having realized the impending doomsday scenario where massive leaks of personal data lead to real-world consequences, ODIN Blockchain decided to do something about it and built ODIN.Chat, a blockchain-powered, secure messenger with the end user’s privacy in mind. Why so many keys? Let’sContinue reading “Breaking Down the Diffie–Hellman Key Exchange”

What’s the Difference Anyway? VPN vs VPS

Introduction In a world where throwing around acronyms is equated to your scope of knowledge, I often find completely different technologies referred to interchangeably. Today we will clear up one of the most prevalent, examining the difference between VPNs (Virtual Private Networks) vs. VPS (Virtual Private Servers). VPN (Virtual Private Network) —  A virtual private network (VPN) givesContinue reading “What’s the Difference Anyway? VPN vs VPS”

I Asked Reddit’s “r/privacy” What Tools They Use to Protect Themselves— Here’s What They Said.

Introduction We want ODIN to be synonymous with private and secure. We care about our community and are always looking to inform around best practices when it comes to user privacy — regardless of whether the technology stems from our in-house suite of products and services. The following is for entertainment purposes only. ODIN CHATContinue reading “I Asked Reddit’s “r/privacy” What Tools They Use to Protect Themselves— Here’s What They Said.”

The Problem with Zero-sum Games

In the United States, we ban monopolistic behavior for a reason. It helps the consumer out by keeping prices dictated by free markets. It also drives competition, which in turn promotes innovation. Why buy a Ford for $25,000.00 when the Chevy will do the same thing plus has better performance, fuel economy, and reliability. In this case, either Ford has to lower the asking price or give you more car for the dollar. Crypto doesn’t have to be any different.

Want to Contribute to the Blockchain Space, but Don’t Know Where to Start? I Have Answers.

Who can I expect to find in the Blockchain space? Developer — A developer is an individual that builds and create software and applications. He or she writes, debugs and executes the source code of a software application These are as close to deities you’ll find in the space. Honor them. Lurker — A lurker is someone that followsContinue reading “Want to Contribute to the Blockchain Space, but Don’t Know Where to Start? I Have Answers.”

I’m Not a Criminal, Right?

I’ve pitched the idea of ODIN.Chat to anyone who will listen. I can’t express how strongly I believe applications like this are an absolute necessity in 2019. However, when I explain ODIN.Chat to non-crypto enthusiasts I’m almost always met with the same response, “hmmmmm… isn’t that for like … criminals?” As if an expressed interest in privacy is suggestive of character, or lack thereof.

Returning Data Ownership to the Individual

We’ve entered an era of free, but at what cost? If you’re anything like me, you’ve never paid for an application. Okay, I take that back. I’ve been persuaded a time or two to opt-in on a freemium model to unlock certain features. But when considering my primary app usage: Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, (you getContinue reading “Returning Data Ownership to the Individual”

Open Source Technology’s Intimate Relationship With Privacy Part 2 of 2

Trust and Transparency
For a blockchain project such as ours, the most important thing is retaining the sense of trust our community has in us. This means continuing to operate in an open and transparent manner and to ‘bake’ those ideals into the very core of work, i.e. the codebase itself. If anyone can read how the system works, then they can see for themselves that we ‘walk the walk’.

Open Source Technology’s Intimate Relationship With Privacy Part 1 of 2

Introduction This article intends to give my thoughts and opinions on open source systems and how ODIN Society, the governing body of ODIN Blockchain plans to leverage the benefits of such. Definitions ODIN Society — a non-profit co-operative organization owned and operated by its members. Open Source — pertaining to or denoting a product or system whoseContinue reading “Open Source Technology’s Intimate Relationship With Privacy Part 1 of 2”