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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.

>>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?
Replies: >>512
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?
Replies: >>542
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.
>>507 (OP) 
I'd better use I2P or Lokinet.
Replies: >>1002
>I'd better use I2P or Lokinet.
I2P is superior to Tor!

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