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BitChan has been updated to v0.10.0 and is looking for people to try it out. It's a decentralized imageboard that runs on top of BitMessage. You can create and completely control your own public or private board, globally moderate as an owner, add admins who can also globally moderate, moderate your own instance locally as a user, upload literally anything with size limits theoretically up to 100gb. Uploads can be sent purely over BitMessage or you can choose to use a hosting service. Uploads that use hosting are subjected to heavy duty protection: every file is zipped, encrypted/password protected, the zip's header is removed and random chunks of the file are removed before being uploaded. The removed parts are hidden in the PGP encrypted message that's sent over BitMessage. Once the upload is received the zip is put back together again, decrypted, unzipped and displayed in the thread. 100% of BitChan traffic happens over tor. Private boards prevent posting from all but explicitly added IDs. The permitted ID list can be edited by the owner at any point to include new IDs or restrict old ones. On public boards any ID can post until it is banned, but because of how BitMessage works, you can always just make another ID. Communications on every board are PGP encrypted. This means that even if someone somehow guessed the board name on BitMessage (basically impossible for reasons I won't go into here), they would be unable to read anything without also having the BitChan PGP symmetric password. Owners can globally change CSS, banners and wordfilters. Owners can even wipe a board if they want. You can join and create as many boards as you want. There's also a prototype steganography thread running alongside of every normal thread. The steg thread shows decrypted steg from jpg/pngs. There are also public and private lists. Lists are just collections of links to boards or other lists. Owners can do much of the same moderation, CSS changes etc. as they can do on boards. They can be updated and edited after their creation. BitChan is fully dockerized so it is cross-OS compatible, but has only been tested with Ubuntu 20.04 and the most recent version of Whonix. I could go on about all the features (there's a lot more), but I just wanted to give you a taste. It's surprisingly fast for text only messages that total around 20kb or less and using hosting services for file attachments, taking usually only a few seconds to a minute depending on how many people are on your part of the BitMessage network.

https://github.com/813492291816/BitChan
>>507 (OP) 
Jesus fucking christ my nigger you need a flow chart or something. I'm struggling to grasp this wall of text.
>>507 (OP) 
Is this like that other decentrelized imageboard that would store all files on your computer making it a great way for glowniggers to dump CP on your computer and frame you?
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>>509
I believe so, though OP's explanation is very confusing.
>>507 (OP) 
>It's a decentralized imageboard that runs on top of BitMessage.
I didn't have time to try it out yet but that seems like a really good idea. A much better one than blockchan or zeronet.
>Owners can do much of the same moderation, CSS changes etc. as they can do on boards.
That's a lot of stuff that's already in there. Can't I just use it like newsgroup?
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>>541
So this is in essence zeronet with secure defaults like everything routed through tor? Question to OP if he is the developer, can users engage with it without seeding back?

I think one of the larger concerns with zeronet and I2P is that while yes you might have "plausible deniability", that doesn't actually mean anything when we're dealing with the kinds of glow niggers that might target users. I think if acting as a seeder, or essentially having your network function as a "node" be an opt-in feature rather than default would ease the opsec concerns. Though this would be a hindrance to the efficiency of the network so maybe it's retarded.

Being routed through tor by default may be enough to alleviate concerns of being essentially a node for CP distribution if a board decides that's what it wants to be, but the optics of this reality are also terrible and why I think I2P has not taken off despite being at its core better technology than tor.
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>>507 (OP) 
I'd better use I2P or Lokinet.
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>[meme]meme[/meme]
>>999
>I'd better use I2P or Lokinet.
I2P is superior to Tor!
BitChan dev here.
>>509
>Is this like that other decentrelized imageboard that would store all files on your computer making it a great way for glowniggers to dump CP on your computer and frame you?
If you are joined to a board on which someone posts CP, yes, it will be downloaded on your computer. You must be joined to the board for that to happen. You have the ability to prevent automatic downloads form external file hosts, but those (small) files which are uploaded to the Bitmessage network are automatically downloaded. It should be noted though, that you can permanently delete anything you download. It's hard to be concise and explain it all, so ask more questions.

You store the entire Bitmessage block on your computer (currently less than 100mb), however you can only decrypt those parts of the block for which you have a key. Is it like Zeronet? No. You have strong control over everything you download. You don't just download and decrypt everything on the image board because the only parts of the image board are what you agree to join. The only exception to this is the boards that you are automatically joined to. These can be abandoned if you want, but they are there for meta, talking to the devs and learning about other boards. It doesn't use torrent or torrent-like methods for sharing data. It uses the Bitmessage block to share information. If you don't have the secret key to decrypt the message, you can't see the content.
>>541
>Can't I just use it like newsgroup?
Bitmessage chans are already good for this. BitChan is fully featured IB software.
>>542
>can users engage with it without seeding back?
There is no seeding in the strict sense because torrent-like methods are not being used. Bitmessage works kind of like the Bitcoin blockchain. 100% of the Bitmessage block is shared with 100% of everyone on the Bitmessage network. Only the users with the keys to decrypt the messages in the block can see the message contents. So in a sense the answer is yes because you share everything with everyone, but in another sense no, because only people who have the correct keys can see what's being shared.
>a node for CP distribution if a board decides that's what it wants to be
If a board you are a member of becomes a location for sharing information that you don't like, you can simply 'leave' it and BitChan deletes the keys and all of the content from your computer and you will not decrypt any more messages from that board.
>>999
>I'd better use I2P or Lokinet.
I2p is not an option for 2 reasons: 1) For Bitmessage to run over I2P requires it operate on an I2P specific network which has very few users which means it's bad for anonymity and 2) I2P itself has such a small user base that it is oppressively slow and it's security is questionable (because of its small user base). Lokinet is being considered as a user option, but it is a low priority right now.

BitChan 1.0.0 has been released on github and the bleeding edge version (1.0.1 as of writing this) is available for testing (in kiosk mode) here: http://bitchanr4b64govofzjthtu6qc4ytrbuwbgynapkjileajpycioikxad.onion/
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>>3560
Why are you such a no-fun-allowed, trigger-happy, pro-censorship trannyjanny? Is that the main reason why everyone eventually abandons you?

Just getting people to use a clearnet alt-chan is a major hurdle. Most clearnet alt-chans are dead. It's even harder to convince them to use a snowflake overlay like Tor or i2p to read someone else's garbage shitposts on some obscure alt-chan that's even more dead than clearnet. But for some reason, you seem to think just because your snowflake science fair project is the 1337 h4Xx0rZz everyone is going to come rushing to shitpost there. 

No. 

There has to be a compelling reason for a critical mass of users to jump through so many hoops just to shitpost. Maybe a place on the entire internet where an anon can safely express views without any censorship at all? That might be a compelling reason, but that would require the dev not to be a trannyjanny with his head up his arse, so...looks like a no-go, laddie.
And I already know what you're going to say with, "Just install le software, bro, for maxx_no-censorship_freedums" but that's not how reality works either. If it did, then you wouldn't need to shill your dead as fuck kiosk hidden service everywhere.
>>3560
>You store the entire Bitmessage block on your computer
So it's even worse than zeronet as any user can easily be accused of hoarding CP? Any glownigger can put CP in the block and then come waving the decryption keys?
Also how do you blockchain faggots figure this is going to work if it ever gets popular and the block grows to retarded levels? Download hundreds of gigabytes to access a single page?
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>>3589
B-but muh So0pR 53k417 blockchain
>>507 (OP) 
This is pretty interesting, I wanted to try it out when you first posted this thread but I forgot.
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>>3593
So, install it, faggot
>>3589
>waving the decryption keys?
They can already place CP on your computer if you have internet access, so your point isn't relevant.
>>3589
>Also how do you blockchain faggots figure this is going to work if it ever gets popular and the block grows to retarded levels? Download hundreds of gigabytes to access a single page?
Bitmessage solves this with streams, TTL and ~30kb max message size..
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>>3785
*300kb max message size.
Your crap site isn't working again
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>>3801
lol it's working fine
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>>3829
Oh, then it's just a total lack of interest. That explains why nobody posts there. I thought it was a glitch. My bad.
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