Kik Closes – FBI Requests Backdoor Built Into Facebook Messenger. Is it Time to Decentralize?

Let’s start with a quick recap of Kik What happened? Kik Interactive announced late Monday that it’s shuttering the messenger app and cuttingits staff from over 100 people to just 19 employees. The company will focus its remaining resources entirely on growing its cryptocurrency, Kin, the subject of a recent lawsuit filed by the SecuritiesContinue reading “Kik Closes – FBI Requests Backdoor Built Into Facebook Messenger. Is it Time to Decentralize?”

Random Human Entropy Used for Secure Identity Generation

ODIN.Chat a Secure, Blockchain-Powered, Decentralized-Messenger ODIN wants you to own your conversation. Having realized the potential for a 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. Definitions Entropy — aContinue reading “Random Human Entropy Used for Secure Identity Generation”

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.

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.