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Cryptocat is a web application that aims to provide an open source, browser-based communication environment with security that is comparable to desktop-based encrypted chat applications.

Cryptocat aims to leverage both the ease of use and accessibility afforded by web applications and the security provided by client-side public key cryptosystems.

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Current project status

Just an idea (Pre-alpha)
It exists! (Alpha/Beta)
It's basically done (Release)
People use it (Production)

Funding to date

2012 $93,000 12 months
2013 $91,000 12 months

Total Funding: $184,000

Addressed problems

  • Repressive surveillance or monitoring of communication


  • Technology development


  • General public
  • Women
  • Youth
  • Sexual minorities
  • Ethnic minorities
  • Activists
  • Journalists
  • Advocacy groups/NGOs


  • Global

Technology attributes

  • Application deployment
  • Browser extension
  • Cryptography
  • Desktop client
  • Mobile application (clientside)
  • Sensitive data
  • Server daemon
  • Software as a Service (SaaS)
  • User interface/experience
  • Web application
  • Anonymity

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