Bruce Schneier on Signal's cryptocurrency adventures:

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It’s not just that blockchain is just plain stupid. It’s not even that Signal is choosing to tie itself to a specific blockchain currency. It’s that adding a cryptocurrency to an end-to-end encrypted app muddies the morality of the product, and invites all sorts of government investigative and regulatory meddling: by the IRS, the SEC, FinCEN, and probably the FBI.

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@clacke Ugh, why does every messaging app *need* to have payments anyway?

@petrichor Maybe cryptocurrency is the 2020s equivalent of 1990s email: every application grows until is has it.
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