Signal posted an update about the new cryptocurrency payment stuff.

My opinion is still pretty much the same. I'm not freaking out and calling them names, but taking on a project of this scale when they still have so much work to do on their original scope of messaging (like decoupling from phone numbers for one) does not seem like a smart idea. And the point about inviting regulatory and legal scrutiny still stands.
signal.org/blog/update-on-beta

Also they did an awful job communicating this. All of this should have been said in the initial announcement, not doing damage control after the fact.

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And hiding the server source code for a year while working on this was a terrible move.

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