- Holepunch revealed that their completely encrypted Tether and Bitfinex-backed video calling program known as Keet has entered the alpha testing phase.
- Keet is free because it uses peer-to-peer technology.
- Users will be able to engage in video chatting without the need for a centralized server or a specific firm to manage the network.
Holepunch has just revealed that their completely encrypted video calling program known as Keet has entered the alpha testing phase. It is said that the free program for video calling makes use of peer-to-peer connections to enable real-time audio and video chats, as well as text chat and file sharing.
Keet is a video calling program that does not cost anything to use since it communicates with users on a peer-to-peer basis. This reduces the likelihood of there being a single point of failure and prevents users from being too dependent on third-party systems, according to the press release.
Users of Keet will have the ability to begin a call directly to another person’s computer, in contrast to standard video chat programs, which link two or more individuals by way of an intermediary such as software hosted in the cloud or servers located in remote locations. This makes it possible to engage in video chatting without the need for a centralized server or a specific firm to manage the network.
Holepunch was established with the goals of unlocking global communications, empowering freedom of expression and access to information, and combating censorship all around the globe.
The company and project are backed by the blockchain company Tether and crypto trading platform Bitfinex. To break away from the power that technological monopolies have, Holepunch believes that it is essential to give consumers control over their own data as well as the communication channels they utilize.