Mailchain enables blockchain-based email-like messaging with plain or rich text and attachment capabilities. Using blockchain protocols and decentralized storage, Mailchain delivers a simple, secure, messaging experience.
The majority of blockchain protocols provide no standard way to handle messaging. Some account holders have sent messages as an encrypted or unencrypted string included in transaction data. Some applications work around the problem by asking users to link another method of contact (e.g. email address, phone number etc.) to an application. This compromises anonymity by asking users to link or reveal an identity. It also increases exposure to security risks, and relies on additional centralized services.
Mailchain provides a solution to these problems and a generalized solution to email message on blockchain protocols.
This is the primary repo for the Mailchain development.
The primary Mailchain repositories to be aware of are:
- mailchain: Main Mailchain repo, API and CLI
- mailchain-web: Inbox web client, the repository for https://inbox.mailchain.xyz/
- docs.mailchain.xyz: Documentation hosted at https://docs.mailchain.xyz
- mailchain-specification: Original specification and design documents
- community: We are building a community.
Quickstart and documentation
You can run Mailchain on most operating systems in a matter of seconds. See the Mailchain Getting Started Guide for how.
Working in this repo
CONTRIBUTING.md for info on
- Join our community discussion on our Slack channel.
- Follow @mailchain_xyz on Twitter.
- Contact us via regular email.
Code of conduct
This project is for everyone. We ask that our users and contributors take a few minutes to review our code of conduct.
See development guide for information on getting started as a developer.
Security Review Status: pre-audit
The code in this repository has not been audited.
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