Tox, secure open source P2P communication
04-27, 13:00–13:25 (Europe/Vienna), i7
Language: English

Tox is a protocol for distributed and encrypted instant messaging and video chatting. Based on distributed hash tables and public key cryptography it provides an easy to use base for building peer to peer applications.

The talk will cover the following main points:

  • What is Tox and how does it work?
  • Can it replace <proprietary chat software>?
  • Overview of software using it

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I'm an electronics engineer with a hobby for open source software. In particular I'm interested in distributed and P2P systems.

Long time contributor to Tox among other open source projects.
Main developer of Venom (, a Tox client for GNU/Linux.