Whenever a Bitcoin service or platform suddenly disappears, things are not looking all that great all of a sudden. Somewhat popular service Passphrase.io had come to life about a year ago, but the person responsible for maintaining the service lost interest in the project and let the domain expire. The original creator of Passphrase has decided to revive the project, allowing users to enjoy this zero-knowledge notepad replacement.
Passphrase.io Is Back From The Dead
Services like Passphrase are invaluable to not just the Bitcoin community, but to anyone in the world looking for a safe document storage solution. Don’t be mistaken in thinking this is a cloud service by any means, as Passphrase is designed to be a zero-knowledge privacy notepad replacement rather than becoming the next Dropbox.
At its core, Passphrase.io is a very simply yet unique service to use. All of the data entered in this notepad is saved in the browser and protected by strong encryption. The people responsible for running the platform are unable to see what type of data users enter, as they cannot break the encryption. Services like these will become more popular over the years as more consumers start to take their privacy more serious.
To start using the Passphrase.io service, users will have to enter a passphrase as the first line of text. Once they hit the “Save” button, this particular online notepad will become their own property, and be available at all times. However, if one were to lose the passphrase used, there is no way to restore access, as even the platform owners have no idea what passphrase one used.
It is not the first time Passphrase.io is available to users all over the world, as the platform was created a while ago. The domain name owner put someone else in charge of running the project, and that person ultimately lost interest in Passphrase for some unknown reason. As a result, the Passphrase.io domain name expired, rendering the service inaccessible.
That being said, the service is available once again, and it looks like Daniel Routman – the owner of the domain – is now in charge. Moreover, the Passphrase source code has been made available to the public, and can be found on GitHub. Using the service is completely free of charge.io, but donations are certainly welcome.
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