It looks like you're using an Ad Blocker.
Please white-list or disable AboveTopSecret.com in your ad-blocking tool.
Some features of ATS will be disabled while you continue to use an ad-blocker.
Bitmessage is a P2P communications protocol used to send encrypted messages to another person or to many subscribers. It is decentralized and trustless, meaning that you need-not inherently trust any entities like root certificate authorities. It uses strong authentication which means that the sender of a message cannot be spoofed, and it aims to hide "non-content" data, like the sender and receiver of messages, from passive eavesdroppers like those running warrantless wiretapping programs. If Bitmessage is completely new to you, you may wish to start by reading the whitepaper.
Can I send a message to someone that is offline?
-Yes. However, if you go offline then they must come back online within 2 days of the message being sent. Nodes delete data, and do not accept data, older than 2 days.
Originally posted by onequestion
reply to post by Arbitrageur
As a developing *technology* i can assume they will be working on that issue somehow. My question is, is it hardware or software related? Also, does holding data for longer periods of time compromise its encryption capability?
This Bit idea is going to scare the # out of the government, i love it.
Originally posted by Arbitrageur
reply to post by onequestion
It has some applications, but if someone sends you a message on Friday when you've already left for your three day weekend to your favorite fishing spot out of cell phone range, you may never get the message, when you return from your trip. There's a 2 day limit, which is fairly restrictive, in my view. If that was longer it would be more interesting.
Why would I leave my computer running when I'm off on a fishing trip?
Originally posted by SilentKoala
This is incorrect. There is only the 2-day limit if you turn your computer off (or close BM) during said weekend; leaving it and running in the system tray ensures your mail will be sitting in your inbox when you arrive home.