Signal security messengers will soon be able to send money, or actually cryptocurrency. The developers of the application announced the beta version. Currently, it is only available for users in the UK.
Signal payment (called a new feature) allows you to send money to friends. Just like instant messaging, sending and receiving payments should be completely private. The creator of Signal claims that this method will be as simple as sending a message.
However, sending money between friends does not sound simple. Application developers say that Signal can become a cryptocurrency wallet. Then, transferring funds in practice becomes very simple. The first payment protocol that has been supported is MobileCoin (MOB).
Choosing MobileCoin is not accidental. Its structure means that no one other than a Signal user can check how much money he has. It will also be impossible to view the transaction history, so even the creator of Signal will not know who sent how much funds.This is very suitable Messenger concept -No one can determine which users are talking to each other.
In the service interview wired, One of the founders of Signal and the CEO of a non-profit organization said that, for example, the app can be used for psychotherapy. Moxie Marlinspike said: “I hope that people will not only be able to have a safe and confidential conversation with their therapist through Signal, but also be able to pay him anonymously, and there will be no trace of meeting after the meeting.”
However, coins have two aspects. The main function of Signal is to enable secure conversations that are not stored in the cloud. This allows drug dealers in particular to contact them. Now, in addition to orders, they can also accept payments through Signal. There are more examples of this.