August 5, 2022

Best Blockchain Messenger Apps: Crypto Messengers

  • Secretum and TokLok are two of the most popular crypto messengers in the space.
  • The Solana-based Secretum allows users to send private messages between wallets.
  • Meanwhile, TokLok features protect messages both while they are sent and after they are delivered.

As the popularity of crypto-based messengers continues to rise, two apps in particular are taking the market by storm: Secretum and TokLok. This article breaks down the two and ends by answering which is better.

Secretum

Secretum is a decentralized application (dapp) based on Solana’s blockchain that allows users to send private messages between wallets. Secretum encrypts messages by default and offers an anonymous sign-up process. To get started, users only need to connect the Solana wallet of their choice. All messages are sent directly through the Solana blockchain, so personal details are not required.

To secure messaging, Secretum offers a bonus feature: an interface for crypto and NFT Peer-to-Peer (P2P) trading. While it doesn’t improve the messaging experience, it’s still a great add-on feature for users who prefer to chat directly with others.

Finally, Secretum offers rewards in its native SER token for staking and creating new network nodes. This could mean a passive income opportunity for users with deep enough pockets.

TokLok

Although Secretum has its strengths, a new app has recently entered the market as a worthy competitor. TokLoka Poland-based secure messenger, is starting to generate buzz online with its advanced security technology.

TokLok double-encrypts all message content, including attachments, and gives users full control over who they talk to through non-public messaging. Non-public messaging requires users to receive invitations to private chat rooms before communicating, thereby protecting users from snoopers and scammers.

Combined, TokLok’s features protect messages while they are sent and after they are delivered, preventing attackers from spying on private conversations. Compared to Secretum, TokLok offers superior privacy. However, Secretum beat TokLok in one respect.

Secretum sends messages over Solana’s decentralized network. This makes it impossible for third-party network providers such as mobile carriers and internet companies to store user data. Although the contents of the messages are encrypted and therefore protected, metadata such as the times the messages are sent or the locations they are sent from may be accessible.

Recognizing the benefits of decentralized networks, TokLok is developing a solution. Soon, TokLok will offer a large-scale decentralized Bluetooth network that will allow users to send messages directly between devices. WiFi, GSM and SIM cards will not be required. Additionally, anyone with the TokLok app will be able to participate, unlike Serum which is limited to Solana users.

When it comes to passive income, it’s hard to say one app is better than another. TokLok does not offer staking rewards, but does provide other revenue-generating opportunities such as interest and profit sharing for investors who hold a sufficient amount of the project’s native TOL token.

Verdict

While both messengers are impressive, TokLok steps ahead with its impressive feature list and the future addition of its Bluetooth mesh network. However, Secretum is a competitive choice for users looking to communicate or trade exclusively with members of the Solana network.