During this pandemic, a very important element is provided by the various video conferencing tools, especially Zoom, which unfortunately had some privacy problems yesterday, and so the EOSRapid team, a Block Producer (BP) of the EOS blockchain, shared its kChat project, a tool that allows making video conferences using the EOS blockchain.
We have just released a public beta of https://t.co/Ffj5dhO9qx, a fully decentralized video conferencing platform build on $EOS! We'd love feedback and you can also test using Jungle Testnet by visiting https://t.co/F6gLMqE5Th! @BrendanBlumer @block_one_ @brockpierce @EOS_Nation pic.twitter.com/OFnnNKVUwm
— EOSRapid (@EosRapid) April 7, 2020
The video in the tweet is quite eloquent and shows live how the platform works, currently only in testing.
With an account, it is possible to call another account using the EOS blockchain without using a platform that uses a centralized system.
Often, when using certain services such as social media or programs such as Skype or Zoom, users don’t think about their sensitive data and where they end up, on which servers, whether they are secure and who can access them.
Instead, by using a decentralized service, users could be more certain that their data will remain protected.
As mentioned, everything is operational on the Jungle testnet. To use it and test it is necessary to connect to the website with an EOS wallet and choose an account to interact with and start a call.
It is undeniable that the blockchain can also be implemented in this area of video conferencing, a fundamental tool especially during these days being locked indoors due to the Covid 19 pandemic.
However, it should be noted that this is not the first dApp (decentralized application) with which it is possible to make video calls on the EOS blockchain.
In fact, there is also EOS Chat, previously called sense.chat created by Crystal Rose. In this case too, by using an account, it is possible to chat and make video calls using the EOS blockchain protocol.