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.

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.


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

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