Status (SNT)

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Status (SNT) is an open source, decentralized messaging application, crypto wallet and Web 3.0 browser built on top of a blockchain network. The platform was launched by Carl Bennetts and Jarrad Hope in 2017. SNT is a utility token that offers holders a variety of privileges.

Aiming to be a “secure communication tool that upholds human rights”, Status operates as a light client node on the Ethereum blockchain, and is something like an operating system that gives users access to all of the decentralized applications (dapps) on the Ethereum blockchain. The target market is smartphone users - any of whom can access the Ethereum dapp directory through the Status application. The latter is available on both Android and iOS.

Status also emphasizes the social nature of the platform. Instead of advertisers or money pulling the strings when it comes to what content is shared, it is the holders of SNT tokens who become the major stakeholders in the network and decide how the network is governed.

There are a few areas that development can be broadly categorized into: core development, SNT utility, research and “essentials.” The team, which itself is quite decentralized, is currently working on particular goals in each of these categories, including network incentives, token economics, the browser and the wallet. 

2019’s list of milestones include significant development on Nimbus, a client focused on scaling using the sharding technique, a dapp discovery feature and improvements to different versions of the Status application.

Status crypto messenger gave me ENS tokens!

28 Jul 2022 1 minute read 0 comments Cryptotexty

It's been already years since I uses Status crypto messenger (I wrote about it several times and had interviews with team members). To be honest I don't use it so much as still most of my contacts prefer Telegram and other ways of communication. But...

Status crypto messenger - Interview with Eduardo Erlo, Marketing Manager at Status

8 Feb 2022 1 minute read 0 comments Cryptotexty

Questions we've discussed (Timestamps on Youtube): 00:40 Tell about yourself, your background and how did you join the crypto industry ans Status?  01:28 Status is not only a crypto messenger, browser, and wallet but also a whole ecosystem. Could yo...

CC387 - Status - Messaging APP, Crypto Wallet & Web3 Browser

27 Sep 2021 1 minute read 0 comments Chesatochi

#status #cryptowallet #web3 ⏰ Time Stamps ⏰ 00:00 Introduction 01:12 The main page of Status 04:58 A privacy-first messenger 07:12 Private & secure WEB3 browser 08:38 Status network token Status is a smartphone APP that brings cool features about cr...

A Picture is worth a Thousand words

6 Sep 2021 1 minute read 0 comments twistytango

Relationships evolve Surely relationships evolve at their own pace. When the relationship is new .. It is like a gift wrapping. A person presents himself or herself as a all nice do not want to be rejected and try to present a positive an...

Status - news from your favorite app for private messaging and secure crypto transactions

5 Aug 2021 1 minute read 1 comment Cryptotexty

For more than a year I'm using Status both as messenger and wallet. I'm also recommending it to many people who are curious to try new crypto-apps. While crypto adoption is moving forward, there are still many things all of us can do to fasten it. My...

Introducing Fluffy - an ultra-light client for Ethereum

27 Jun 2021 7 minute read 1 comment Status Community Updates

How can we design networks that allow for clients to show up with small amounts of data, contribute to the network, and for those contributions to be meaningful?– Piper Merriam We are delighted to announce that Nimbus will be joining the Ethereum Fou...

Re-Imagine Social at 0x Hack

24 May 2021 2 minute read 0 comments Status Community Updates

Join us May 14th - June 2 at 0x Hack, the borderless, open & decentralized online coding marathon, as we give talks, sit on panels, and host bounties to re-imagine and rebuild social networks that take back control from the Web2 giants. The past year...

V1.12 Release - Keycard on iOS, Crypto Onramps, and More

23 Mar 2021 2 minute read 0 comments Status Community Updates

Keycard can now be used on iOS devices for hardware enforced security to your keys and accounts! Status v1.12 also introduces a host of new features that make Status more enjoyable including some key updates to the messaging experience. Keycard iOS I...

Clubhouse is a privacy catastrophe

12 Mar 2021 5 minute read 2 comments Status Community Updates

Clubhouse is a drop-in voice chat platform that has taken the post-quarantine world by storm. Its simple yet alluring way of providing a space for casual conversations has netted the app over 10M downloads, but this success does not come without comp...

Vitalik escalates ETH 2.0 merge as miners plan a 51% attack

12 Mar 2021 1 minute read 5 comments Status Community Updates

Ethereum miners have recently begun coordinating a possible 51% attack in direct response to the EIP-1559 proposal, which burns a majority of the transaction fees rather than giving them to miners. There are a wide variety of benefits to this proposa...