RetroShare is a Free and Open Source cross-platform, Friend-2-Friend and secure decentralised communication platform. (by RetroShare)

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  • Looking for a program like soulseek | 2021-09-15
  • About Linus' WAN show notes about backups and losing data: I think there does exists something that he describes that fits the bill
    There is also Retroshare which is a "friend-only network" so you only connect to nodes of people you implicitly trust e.g. your friends (instead of everyone in the world like with e.g. Bittorrent). It is also encypted in-transit but I am not sure if it is encrypted on-rest.
  • I have an anonymous online friend. How can we ensure that even if we lose access to our current chat platform we will be able to find each other, while still maintaining our anonymity?
    RetroShare, for desktop (though only add people you trust)
  • Deciphering Pending Packge Builds | 2021-06-25
    For package retroshare, is "2021-05-27" when Void first noticed a new release? It is not the upstream release date. There was a recent rebuild (rev 6) of outdated 0.6.5, is that the date?
  • Why don't we have a privacy-compliant peer-to-peer communication platform yet? (something like the bittorrent of messaging and chat and blogs etc) | 2021-06-13
    Actively mainained: Tox, Briar, Jami, Retroshare
  • Decentralized Alternatives to HN? | 2021-06-06
    I'm not aiming for precision with this answer, but RetroShare[1] comes to mind.

    What is RetroShare? It's a communications and file sharing software (and protocol) similar to DC++, Bittorrent with peering based on public key cryptography. On top of the network and security stack, services such as IRC and MSN-like messaging is available. A message board for sharing posts and subscribing to "channels" used a rating system by votes (IIRC).

    Today I'd describe it as similar to Keybase or Matrix, but peer to peer, instead of federated or centralised. It was much a developer-and cypherpunk-community.

    Several years ago I spent a lot of time in the network because the social aspects were interesting. Reputation management went deep. Not accepting someone's public key (blocking) would render their data useless so you don't had to engage with it.

    This got longer than I expected, but I felt nostalgic.


  • Do /we/ have a backup?
    in inside the decentralized nertwork i created some forums and channels a long time ago.
  • Best private messaging app | 2021-05-23
    RetroShare | Desktop based
  • EOS 2021 - reinvented! | 2021-04-28
    Clarion learns lessons from other projects, including RetroShare, Hive (previously SteemIt ), and Voice. RetroShare is far closer to the desired level of decentralization, but has a clunky interface that isn't viable on mobile. Meanwhile, blockchain based networks are "logically centralized" and require all full nodes to process all transactions. This is not suitable for home users at scale and creates dependencies on a small number of web portals.
  • AWESOME WINDOWS TOOLS | 2021-04-26
    Retroshare - A platform for secure communications and file sharing between friends.
  • 8-Mile Bets: WSB's Decentralized Derivatives Market for Stocks
    Keys to add users aleady in swarm:
  • For Muslims and. On Muslims to interactively learn Islam and connect usa/Uk and abroad
    In this case, I would rather suggest others to use the likes of Element a Matrix client, or e.g. RetroShare, Briar, OnionShare, or e.g. XMPP with the clients like Dino, Conversations, Gajim, ChatSecure.
  • Retroshare 0.6.6 released with improved performance and UI, support for Tor v3 and a new server solution [secure communication platform] | 2021-03-17
  • Retroshare 0.6.6 released
    Information about the JSON API
    You can find the downloads on Github


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RetroShare/RetroShare is an open source project licensed under GNU General Public License v3.0 or later which is an OSI approved license.

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