#Keybase just came out as a crypto-currency marketing scheme. Moreover, they're trying to spin the fact that they actively hid that their funding was coming from a crypto "non-profit" as a positive, _somehow._
I know they're popular on the fediverse as an identity verification service. If you're using it for that purpose, I urge you to reconsider in light of this.
So, I tried #keybase a while back because I like the idea of being able to verify identities.
Now, it’s trying to get me to start using Stellar’s crypto currency by “giving” away Lumens (https://keybase.io/blog/keybase-stellar). Anyone have an opinion on this? Seems like they are abusing people’s trust in an identity service to lock them into a crypto currency racket.
Here was an audit posted from them too for additional context:
For all TootWorkers who want to verify their Mastodon account on their Keybase profile. It's a little finicky with our setup here since Okta does not forward links properly.
But all you have to do is use the #keybase command-line utility and do:
$ keybase prove toot.thoughtworks.com <your-username>
Then copy the given URL and paste it into a window where this instance is already open and visible. That worked for me.
With the recent #WhatsApp security issue, many people recommend #Keybase as alternative. Personally however, I certainly prefer products that own their security issues: https://palant.de/2018/09/06/keybase-our-browser-extension-subverts-our-encryption-but-why-should-we-care/. And I'm not the only one who made such experience with the Keybase team. #infosec
Thinking of resurrecting my #keybase profile 🤔️ I think I should give it one more chance 😄️
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Fuck #Keybase. My blood pressure shoots IP every time I think about it, and I can't believe fucking ANYONE okayed Mastodon integration. If this isn't dealt with, I'm switching out to Pleroma entirely. I can't use a service that treats me like I'm an anonymous mystery person alt account for not publicly outing myself as trans. And it's all to appeal to some techbro corporate interest. Fuck Keybase in the ass with a cactus submerged in hydrocloric acid.
Don't fucking @ me