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    I really wish there was a fully decentralized/encrypted chat system that doesn’t piggyback off Tor.

    Major issues I’ve found when attempting to make something like this include…

    • Reliable P2P Routing without Tor is basically impossible.
    • Users hate decentralized identifiers. Appending a public key to a name makes the identifiers look terrible.

    That said, I thought of some decent solutions to some other problems…

    • Spam protection is difficult, but is not impossible if a simple “enter this password to add me” system is implemented.
    • Censorship is required by some platforms, and is doable in the form of opt-in global censor-lists. On platforms where censorship is required, force an opt-in.