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 is the Official Communication Partner of the 7th Annual Hackers Congress Paralelni Polis

15 Sep 2020 1 minute read 0 comments Status Community Updates

Paralelni Polis is a pioneering, non-profit organization pushing the philosophies of anonymity, decentralization, self sovereignty, liberty, and innovation around the world. They advocate for the use of privacy preserving tools that place ownership o...

Let's Rock 'n Rollup

2 Sep 2020 8 minute read 0 comments Status Community Updates

Unless we’ve been hiding under a rock, there’s a very good chance we’ve heard of the latest excitement in Ethereum Layer 2 scaling — Rollups. Ethereum gas prices hit an all-time high (ATH) of more than 477 Gwei this week, perhaps foretelling the arri...

Stop trusting companies, start trusting code

2 Sep 2020 3 minute read 0 comments Status Community Updates

One of the principal sources of the omnipresent data collection and surveillance we see today lies in the inherently secretive and centralized development of most applications. If you have a system in which the users do not know and cannot easily ver...

Status AMA Recap – Kyber Network

26 Aug 2020 9 minute read 0 comments Status Community Updates

On thursday, August 20th, we hosted the first ever AMA inside of the Status public channel #status with the Kyber Network team. Sunny Jain, who is Head of Product for Kyber Network and Shane Hong, the Marketing Manager for Kyber Network joined us to...

Status Community Engineering: Audio Messages from a Status Ambassador

21 Aug 2020 1 minute read 2 comments Status Community Updates

An ongoing goal for Status is to be a decentralized organization that relies on open source contributions from a broad community of invested individuals. We are always working to move closer to that vision by enlisting community ambassadors in educat...

V1.5 Release – Images, Audio Messages, Emoji Reactions & More!

14 Aug 2020 1 minute read 2 comments Status Community Updates

Status v1.5 introduces a bunch of new features that make your messaging experience a whole lot more enjoyable and make you feel connected while being miles apart. Features that make staying connected with your friends, family, and communities fun for...

The Case for Pseudonymity

12 Aug 2020 12 minute read 0 comments Status Community Updates

Abstract Pseudo-anonymity enables an open society. Privacy is a basic human right and a requirement for true self-expression, free flow of information, and autonomy. Total anonymity is not always a realistic goal for a functioning society as proof of...

Privacy vs Convenience

7 Aug 2020 11 minute read 0 comments Status Community Updates

Privacy is at the core of everything we do at Status and this permeates into every design decision of our Status messenger. In the previous two articles in this series, we talked about why privacy is important and how Status compares to other messeng...

KyberDAO and KNC Staking in the Status App

4 Aug 2020 3 minute read 0 comments Status Community Updates

Kyber recently released their KyberDAO governance and rewards platform, Katalyst. This is a powerful governance tool that lets anyone participate in Kyber platform decision making and earn rewards for participating. Status is proud to provide a secur...

Privacy - The Power to Selectively Reveal Oneself to the World

3 Aug 2020 4 minute read 0 comments Status Community Updates

Privacy is a fleeting occurrence in today’s world. Our communication tools require us to reveal our true public identity, our social platforms are collecting mountains of data on us every day, and in some cases, our governments are surveilling our ev...