Using Keybase through the Nym mixnet

Using Keybase through the Nym mixnet


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NymConnect — is an interface that allows you to connect to the Nym mixnet in one click. The objective of NymConnect is to improve the confidentiality of the applications you already use by protecting your traffic patterns from an observer and even from the application itself.

In today’s application, No Trust Verify shows you how to use Keybase through NymConnect.

What is Keybase?

Keybase is a key repository that associates social network identities with encryption keys (including, but not limited to, PGP keys) so that they can be publicly verified. In addition, it offers an end-to-end encrypted chat system and a cloud storage system called Keybase Chat and Keybase Filesystem, respectively. Files placed in the public portion of the file system are served from a public access point, as well as locally from a file system mounted by the Keybase client.

Attention, this program is still in test phase so bugs can still appear, we just want to allow you to test Nym and its mixnet in all simplicity.

Step 1

You need to download and install Keybase :

Install Keybase
*Keybase is for keeping everyone's chats and files safe, from families to communities to companies. MacOS, Windows…*

Step 2

Then, you must download NymConnect via the following link:

Step 3

Run the file and select “Keybase” then click on “Connect”.

Step 4

Once connected, in Keybase go to Settings / Advanced, you must add the SOCKS5 proxy.

Once done, do Save Proxy Settings.

You can now use Keybase via the Nym mixnet!

To deactivate it, just click on “Disconnect”.