In this current day and age, with the threat of governments and hackers trying everything they can to reduce your online privacy, Wispr is the solution to your encrypted messaging needs. We aim to create one of the most secure and decentralized means of communication, completely bypassing any snooping entities. By using blockchain technology, Wispr will provide a lightning fast, decentralized network to deliver any message to anyone around the globe, without companies or governments reading along with you.
WhatsApp is the world's largest messaging service, with roughly 1 billion daily active users, together sending over 55 billion messages per day. All popular online messaging services are provided by third parties, meaning that there always is a potential risk of privacy invasion. Facebook bought WhatsApp in 2014 and since August 2016 they have actively used the data of their users to enhance their online advertising algorithms. It is a fact that commercial entities will use personal data for monetization. However, Edward Snowden showed the world that governments are as big of a threat to your online data as commercial entities are. Blockchain technology has the ability to prevent all of this from happening and the public is slowly picking up on it.
Two-thirds of the world's internet users live under regimes of government censorship, according to a report from Freedom House. Freedom House, a pro-democracy think tank, finds that internet freedom across the globe declined for a sixth consecutive year in 2016, as governments cracked down on social media services and messaging apps.
2016 saw a notable crackdown on secure messaging apps such as WhatsApp and Telegram. WhatsApp was blocked or restricted in 12 countries over the course of the year — more than any other messaging app — including in Bahrain, Bangladesh, and Ethiopia, where authorities blocked it in response to civilian protests. Telegram faced restrictions in four countries including China, where the government blocked the encrypted messaging service due to its rising popularity among human rights lawyers.
With our decentralized network governments around the world are unable to block users for using the Wispr messaging service. We offer full anonymity on our protocol, thus enabling even political opponents or human rights lawyers to safely send messages, without a chance on a government crackdown.
All of the above is in clear violation of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights by the United Nations General Assembly.
Everyone has the right to freedom of opinion and expression; this right includes freedom to hold opinions without interference and to seek, receive and impart information and ideas through any media and regardless of frontiers.
We at Wispr believe in this declaration, and by offering people around the world our services, we aim to give people back this fundamental right!
WSP is a Proof-of-Stake (PoS) coin. This means that the circulating supply will increase with a fixed amount every year by issuing new WSP as a reward for finding a block (so called block reward). 60% of these block rewards will be distributed to all online wallets and 40% will be distributed to all online masternodes. The main advantages of PoS against PoW (Proof of Work) are: