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Status Messenger and Web Browser Releases Alpha

Status, a hybrid between a decentralised, encrypted instant messenger and a Web 3.0 browser, has announced the release of its alpha stage. In an effort to provide a gateway to the decentralised application ecosystem, Ethereum-based Status runs on Android & iOS. The developers hope that with this release Whisper can be tested on a larger scale in order to find bugs in the basic functionality and to improve the features of Status, which in itself is in a very unstable state.

In this alpha, Status is stripped down, and runs only on the Ropsten testnet. Users of Status will use an autonomous entity, Console. Console is a built-in DApp that helps with the setup of accounts. In addition, users have the option to synchronise phone contacts, and execute javascript similar to geth console.



Based near Windsor, England, Matthew Warner is an enthusiast for innovative, cutting edge technologies. He is a B.Eng. graduate in engineering with honors from the University of Warwick and also holds an PGCE in education degree. Matthew is a member of Mensa.
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