The program will use the BitTorrent DHT peer finding protocol to locate contacts without a central server
BitTorrent, the company behind the popular file sharing protocol with the same name, is developing a secure chat application that will encrypt all communications between users and won't use any central server to route messages.
The company announced that it planned to develop the secure messaging product, called BitTorrent Chat, in September. However, at that time there were no technical details available about it's possible implementation.
The product is still far from a stable release, but the BitTorrent developers have made progress since the original announcement and revealed more about the program's architecture in a series of blog posts Thursday.