San Francisco, California, October 13, 2021: San Francisco-based decentralized wireless network Nodle grants Berty Foundation, a privacy communication protocol, $1 million in Nodle Cash in a bid to boost the development of its messaging Bluetooth peer-to-peer capabilities. The grant will be used in the development and advancement of Berty’s platform that enhances users’ privacy while chatting and sending messages across its network.
Launched in 2018, Berty offers its users an alternative to instant messaging platforms, providing privacy-first solutions in the messaging world. According to its website, Berty provides users with a privacy-by-default platform ensuring that messages' security and privacy remain paramount to all users. The platform is built by Berty Technologies "using the best encryption protocol available," the website further states.
Speaking on the grant, Micha Benoliel, CEO and co-founder of Nodle, said:
"We are thrilled to help and support the Berty Foundation to advance its privacy-first communication protocol. Privacy is at the heart of the Web 3.0 revolution and one of the core values of Nodle."
The French startup does not store any of users’ data on a central server but rather on a decentralized platform despite data encryption. Additionally, on Berty only the needed metadata is actually collected, and they minimize collection to the greatest extent in the hope to create a messaging service that guarantees anonymity and confidentiality of all users. The platform targets privacy-focused groups, messaging apps, social network users and general users looking to protect their data from third parties.
With the latest grant, Berty Foundation aims to extend the development of its messages’ privacy and anonymity, a statement from the team reads:
"Thanks to Nodle for their trust, this donation represents a real breakthrough for Berty. It will allow us to move forward more quickly on our new decentralized secure messaging protocol and the ability to communicate even without an Internet connection. More importantly, it will help secure the future of our organization."
The grant from Nodle, the Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) network connecting millions of Internet of Things (IoT), will accelerate the development of Berty’s privacy communication protocol. Nodle chose the platform as it is one of the most advanced endeavors in the field of decentralized communications and reinforces the privacy values that Nodle supports in security and privacy. The two firms are planning to leverage each other's tech or ecosystem in the future, the statement further confirmed.
Nodle is a citizen-powered decentralized wireless network that allows anyone with a smartphone to join the network and earn Nodle Cash crypto through its Nodle Cash app. Developers and publishers of mobile apps can also monetize their applications by installing the Nodle networking library. As the Nodle network leverages the Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) standard, any existing BLE device or sensor can easily leverage the network.
With the latest grant, Berty Technologies aims to achieve its vision of creating secure communication tools and fighting censorship in order to create an opportunity to connect with people all over the free world.
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Nodle is building the largest decentralized wireless network on Earth to connect objects and sensors that could never be connected before in a secure, low-cost and eco-friendly manner. The Nodle Network is powered by millions of Bluetooth-enabled smartphone users who earn Nodle Cash for providing connectivity to nearby Bluetooth-enabled IoT devices and sensors. App developers and publishers have the opportunity to monetize their applications via the Nodle networking library which enables them to generate Nodle Cash for helping the network grow. Nodle’s powerful privacy-first IoT stack allows for many use cases including connecting and securing physical assets, tracking lost or valuable items, capturing sensor data, security certificates, providing decision-making insights for consumer electronics manufacturers, enterprises, smart cities and the finance industry, and much more. The Nodle Cash app is available for iOS or Android.
About Berty Technologies
Berty Technologies is a French non-governmental and non-profit organization. Created in May 2018, Berty Technologies' team is located in Paris (FR) and is now staffed by 12 people, half of whom are developers.
Berty Technologies' vision is to create secure communication tools and to fight censorship in order to create an opportunity to connect with people all over the free world.
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