Follow

It’s a really shame that Keybase has seemed to have ceased development, I still use it most days though as it’s a great product. Maybe the team will loop back to Keybase once they’re done with Zoom? 🤷‍♂️

By the way, if anyone has any Lumens hanging around their Keybase account that they don’t want, feel free to send them to me. My Keybase username is kevq 😁

@kev I liked keybase a lot. I dropped it after the Zoom acquisition. I learned a lesson about trusting centralised services.

Now, people could argue I'm making the same mistake right now by using Signal, and they would be right.

I don't have keybase installed anywhere anymore, and recovering my keys so I could send you my coins would require me to resurrect the hard drive on my old machine in the office, and I think that'd take more effort than I'm willing to spend. Sorry about that. I'll keep it in mind if I ever try to boot it in the future.

@kev

I have over $130 in Lumens that I totally forgot that I had...thanks for reminding me that they exist. 😄
Now I just need to find where the hell I can spend them...🤔

@ScottMortimer export them to Binance. From there you can see them to your local currency and withdraw the funds.

@ScottMortimer I donated all my lumens tot several charities and foundations that accept them, including Tails and Freedom of Press.

@kev

@kev I lost interest in them went they started with that cryptocurrency thingy

@symmetrizer @kev I lost interest in Keybase as soon as I realised they were encouraging people to upload their private keys.

@kev What makes you think Keybase has ceased development? (honest question)

@floppy it feels like there’s been no updates to the service, or the client spice they were taken over. I could be wrong, but they used to be really quick to iterate and seems to be no longer the case.

@floppy Zoom took over in May 2020, there have been 3 releases since then. Before that releases were at least monthly.

@kev Thanks for clarifying!

Indeed, when checking the general activity of the team on Github it looks pretty quiet in general.

github.com/keybase

The last blog entry was the one on Zoom. Hm. :/

@kev I traded my lumens for ethereum... Now they're worth $1500!

Sign in to participate in the conversation
Fosstodon

Fosstodon is an English speaking Mastodon instance that is open to anyone who is interested in technology; particularly free & open source software.