This allows you to prove ownership of accounts on the internet in a secure manner. Here's my profile: https://keyoxide.org/9f0048ac0b23301e1f77e994909f6bd6f80f485d
Keybase does the same but has serious privacy issues, not the least the acquisition by #zoom.
Additionally, by also proving IM accounts like #xmpp, you increase privacy in communication by making sure you are talking to whom you think you are talking.
@Spaceface16518 it is 😀 keyoxide is just a client for a protocol/specification that is not yet established or fully defined. Keyoxide right now allows us to figure out what is possible with this "decentralized openpgp identity proofs" concept. Somewhere along the way (soon, I hope 🙂) we'll write protocols and develop tools for developers to adopt and use and create more clients and other applications.
@ivandaniel @fatboy @Spaceface16518 @keyoxide If you make a key directly using Keybase, they strongly suggest you to upload the private key for "more functions". While true, this potentially exposes everything encrypted to you. We have asked for years now to see their server code, which they have always refused. And now, with their acquisition by Zoom, a company that has confirmed obeying to Beijing, it is unknown how these sensitive private keys are handled.
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