BitTorrent, Inc. is developing a serverless instant messaging system that relies on public key encryption to protect the privacy of communications, identifying users not with traditional usernames but with cryptographic key pairs.
The company, which develops the BitTorrent peer-to-peer protocol as well as the BitTorrent and μTorrent file sharing software, announced the forthcoming chat software in September and revealed some details on how it will work in a blog post today.
Now the question i wonder, what happend if somebody steal your keys or copy it? Can a key be accepted on a multiple session with different ip at the same time?
Personally, i quite like the idea of using keys, less fuzz that l/p but it s so easy to copy and paste a file… But if you are required to set a password for access to the service, i ll sign up!