Why You Need Privacy Preserving Communications and You Need it Now

For the business owners—the founders who give a damn about the people using what they built—you HAVE to be concerned.

For the business owners—the founders who give a damn about the people using what they built—you HAVE to be concerned.

The world has gone remote. Because of this, digital communication has become a paramount need for businesses. But for the crypto community, communication has always been digital. Telegram, Discord, Gitter, and more. Much like the messaging boards of the early 90s, these group chat applications have served as the town squares for each application or protocol in the crypto community.

Unfortunately, it’s not enough.

During coronavirus pandemic, it would be easy to sit back and watch privacy take a back seat. We need to collect data. We need to be able to help stop this thing. Whatever it takes. Right? Fortunately, there are people building tools out there that don’t share that mentality. There are people building tools to collect the data needed to track the spread of coronavirus and keep people informed without invading the privacy of the individuals participating in this data collection.

One such example is Zerobase. Operating as a non-profit funded by grants, their team has built a system that utilizes QR codes and device identification while minimizing the risk of privacy violations—all in the name of getting reliable data to the people who need it during this pandemic.

They are not alone. There are coronavirus-specific applications built around communicating with people and tracking necessary data in a private way coming to market almost every day.

If there is one silver lining during this pandemic (and I hope there will be many), it’s that product people and engineers have doubled-down on creativity in an effort to build useful tools that preserve privacy. The technology has long been available to do so, but there’s been a lack of desire among the builders (not the consumers) to build privacy-focused tech. Thankfully, that is changing.

What does this have to do with crypto and SimpleID?

Every founder in the crypto space should be going to bed each night with two concerns (granted, they are surely going to bed with more than two):

  1. How do I avoid the economic ramifications of a worldwide recession?
  2. How do I not repeat the mistakes of Black Thursday?

If you’re a founder and those concerns aren’t at top of mind, ask yourself whether you’re focused on the people using your product and tools or if you’re interested in just building cool tech. If it’s the latter, there is no shame in that. But that’s not a business. That’s a hobby or a research project. For the business owners—the founders who give a damn about the people using what they built—you HAVE to be concerned about the two points above.

And both of those points are largely solved through communication.

Think about it. Every disagreement you’ve ever had, every argument with a friend or significant other, every business deal that went south—what did they have in common? My guess is the vast majority of them had communication breakdowns of some form. That’s natural. That’s part of being human.

But also part of being human is the desire to get better at the things at which we struggle. This applies doubly to businesses. If you have communication issues as a business, you should be waking up each morning desperate to fix those problems. Your business relies on this. The entire crypto ecosystem relies on this.

And yet, most founders in the space haven’t recognized this as a top of mind issue.

In my mind, there are two reasons for the complete miss on communication in the crypto space. First, there has been a lack of tooling to support Web3-specific communications. Second, mass-market communication tools have traditionally been built around the idea of hoarding data and violating privacy (intentional or not). Those are fair concerns, but they are no longer true.

You can segment the users of your products or tools into logical groups. You can understand how they use or don’t use your offerings. And, most importantly, you can communicate with them. It is possible to email the right people at the right time with the right message without knowing who they are.

We’ve written about how we’ve made this possible at SimpleID. Now, it’s time to embrace it. The global economy is already taking a hit. Some people will flock to crypto, but there likely isn’t going to be a massive surge of mainstream users coming to the market during a recession. That means, crypto competition turns into a take-away economy. This doesn’t mean take your food to go. A take-away economy is one in which the businesses that operate must take customers from other businesses in the market. The insurance industry is a good example of this. New customers to the insurance market come through in a trickle. You can’t build an insurance business around new customers only. Instead, you have to build your business around being better than the competition and taking customers from them.

That’s exactly where crypto is now. But it’s not prepared for that type of economy. You’re not prepared for that type of economy. You can be, though.

Compete on experience, customer service, and product. If you do that, you’ll have a real shot. Experience and customer service come first in that list because they are the most important ingredients. And they almost entirely rely on good communication. That means it’s not only time to start staying up at night worrying about the two points I made earlier in this article, it’s time to also start worrying about how far behind you’ll be if you are still using Discord, Twitter, and Telegram as your primary communication tools.

Samantha Brown

Author: Samantha Brown

A writer on SimpleId.

46 thoughts on “Why You Need Privacy Preserving Communications and You Need it Now”

  1. I completely agree with the article. Privacy is crucial in digital communication, especially during a pandemic. It’s great to see organizations like Zerobase working towards collecting data without invading people’s privacy.

  2. How does Zerobase ensure that the collected data is reliable while still protecting privacy? Can you provide more information about their system?

    1. Zerobase ensures the reliability of collected data while protecting privacy through a combination of measures. They utilize QR codes and device identification to collect data, which allows for accurate and efficient tracking of the spread of coronavirus. At the same time, they minimize the risk of privacy violations by implementing strict privacy protocols and safeguards. This ensures that the data collected remains anonymous and confidential, while still providing valuable information to those who need it. If you’re interested in learning more about their system, you can visit their website for detailed information.

  3. How does Zerobase ensure the privacy of the individuals participating in data collection?

    1. Zerobase ensures the privacy of the individuals participating in data collection through various measures. First, they utilize QR codes and device identification, which allows them to collect the necessary data without compromising personal information. Additionally, Zerobase operates as a non-profit funded by grants, which means they have no ulterior motives to exploit or disclose your data. They prioritize the security and privacy of their users, ensuring that the information collected is used only for the purpose of tracking the spread of coronavirus and keeping people informed. Rest assured, your privacy is in safe hands with Zerobase.

  4. How can Zerobase ensure that the collected data will not be used for other purposes and violate users’ privacy?

    1. Zerobase takes privacy seriously and ensures that the collected data is not used for any other purposes. They have implemented strict measures and protocols to protect users’ privacy. All collected data is encrypted and stored securely, and access to the data is limited to authorized personnel only. Zerobase is committed to transparency and regularly undergoes third-party audits to ensure compliance with privacy regulations. Rest assured, your privacy is their top priority.

  5. I completely agree with the article. Privacy in digital communication is crucial, especially in the crypto community. These group chat applications may serve as town squares, but they are not enough. We need tools that prioritize privacy, like Zerobase. It’s great to see people building solutions to collect data without invading individuals’ privacy.

  6. As a business owner, it’s important for us to prioritize privacy in our communications with users. The rise of remote work and digital communication has only made this need more crucial. I fully support the efforts of organizations like Zerobase in ensuring data collection without compromising privacy.

  7. As a technology enthusiast, I believe that privacy is of utmost importance in digital communication. It’s great to see initiatives like Zerobase ensuring data collection without compromising on privacy.

  8. As a business owner, I completely agree that privacy preserving communications are crucial. In this digital age, where remote work has become the norm, it’s even more important to protect sensitive information. We must prioritize the security of our users and customers. Thanks for shedding light on this issue!

  9. I completely agree with the importance of privacy preserving communications. In a world where digital communication is becoming increasingly necessary, we cannot afford to compromise our privacy. It’s reassuring to know that there are tools like Zerobase being built to collect data without invading our privacy. Kudos to the team behind it!

  10. As a business owner, I completely agree with the importance of privacy preserving communications. In this digital world, it is crucial to prioritize the privacy of the people using our platforms. We cannot let privacy take a back seat, even during a pandemic. Tools like Zerobase are essential for collecting necessary data while respecting individual privacy. Kudos to the team behind it!

  11. As a concerned business owner, I absolutely agree with this article. Privacy preserving communications are crucial, especially in today’s digital world. We need to prioritize the privacy of our users and ensure that their data is protected. It’s great to see organizations like Zerobase working towards this goal. Thank you for shedding light on this important topic!

  12. I completely agree with this article. As a business owner myself, I understand the importance of privacy in digital communication. It’s not enough to just have group chat applications, we need tools that prioritize privacy, especially during times like the coronavirus pandemic. Zerobase seems to be doing a great job in ensuring privacy while collecting necessary data. Kudos to their team!

  13. Why do we need privacy preserving communications? Can’t we just collect all the data we need to track the spread of coronavirus without invading people’s privacy?

    1. Privacy preserving communications are crucial in the digital age, especially during a pandemic. While it may seem tempting to collect all the data needed to track the spread of coronavirus without considering privacy, it is important to respect the rights and privacy of individuals. We can strike a balance by utilizing tools like Zerobase, which collect the necessary data while minimizing privacy violations. This way, we can obtain reliable information without compromising the privacy of those involved. It’s time to prioritize both public health and individual privacy.

  14. Privacy is of utmost importance in today’s digital era. It is essential for business owners to prioritize privacy, considering the sensitive data being shared. Tools like Zerobase are crucial in ensuring data collection without compromising individuals’ privacy. We must support such initiatives during this pandemic.

  15. This article brings up a crucial point. Privacy is a fundamental right that should not be compromised, especially in today’s digital world. I applaud initiatives like Zerobase that prioritize privacy while still collecting important data. It’s time we prioritize privacy preserving communications.

  16. I totally agree with this article. Privacy is a fundamental right that should not be compromised, especially in the digital age. It’s great to see organizations like Zerobase working towards collecting data without invading people’s privacy.

    1. Zerobase ensures the reliability and security of the collected data through a multi-layered approach. First, they use QR codes and device identification to track and collect the data accurately. Second, the data is encrypted and stored securely to protect it from unauthorized access. Finally, Zerobase follows strict privacy protocols and policies to ensure that the privacy of the individuals participating in the data collection is respected. By implementing these measures, Zerobase aims to provide reliable and secure data to those who need it during the pandemic.

  17. What are some other examples of tools that prioritize privacy in digital communication?

    1. Hi Alex_Digital_Communications, another great example of tools that prioritize privacy in digital communication is Signal. Signal is a secure, end-to-end encrypted messaging app that values user privacy and data protection above all. It’s widely recommended by security experts for its strong encryption protocols and commitment to user anonymity.

  18. I completely agree with this article. Privacy has become a major concern in our digital world, especially during the pandemic. It’s crucial for businesses to prioritize privacy preserving communications and ensure the safety of their users. We need tools like Zerobase that can collect data without compromising privacy.

  19. It’s about time we prioritize privacy in our digital communications. With the increase in remote work and the ever-growing crypto community, it’s crucial to ensure our data is protected. Kudos to Zerobase for taking the lead in building a tool that values privacy and provides reliable data during these challenging times.

  20. Privacy should always be a priority, especially in times like these. We need to find a balance between collecting data for the greater good and respecting the privacy of individuals. Kudos to Zerobase for their efforts in protecting privacy while providing valuable data.

  21. As a concerned business owner, it is crucial to prioritize privacy-preserving communications in the digital landscape. In these challenging times, ensuring data security should be a top priority for all individuals and organizations involved.

  22. Why do we HAVE to be concerned about privacy in digital communication? Can’t we just focus on collecting data to fight the pandemic?

    1. EmilySmith92, we HAVE to be concerned about privacy in digital communication because protecting the privacy of individuals is as crucial as collecting data to fight the pandemic. It’s about finding a balance between the two to ensure both objectives are met effectively.

  23. For the business owners—the founders who give a damn about the people using what they built—you HAVE to be concerned. The world has gone remote. Because of this, digital communication has become a paramount need for businesses. But for the crypto community, communication has always been digital. Telegram, Discord, Gitter, and more. Much like the messaging boards of the early 90s, these group chat applications have served as the town squares for each application or protocol in the crypto community. Unfortunately, it’s not enough. During the coronavirus pandemic, it would be easy to sit back and watch privacy take a back seat. We need to collect data. We need to be able to help stop this thing. Whatever it takes. Right? Fortunately, there are people building tools out there that don’t share that mentality. There are people building tools to collect the data needed to track the spread of coronavirus and keep people informed without invading the privacy of the individuals participating in this data collection. One such example is Zerobase. Operating as a non-profit funded by grants, their team has built a system that utilizes QR codes and device identification while minimizing the risk of privacy violations—all in the name of getting reliable data to the people who need it during this pandemic. They are not alone. There are coronavirus-specific applications…

    1. As a journalist translator and UI/UX copywriter, I completely agree with your assessment. It’s crucial that business owners take privacy seriously, especially in today’s digital age. The tools being developed to track the spread of coronavirus must prioritize privacy to ensure the trust and participation of individuals. Zerobase is a great example of how technology can be used responsibly for the greater good.

  24. As a business owner myself, I strongly believe that privacy-preserving communications are crucial in today’s digital world. It’s not enough to just collect data, especially during times like the coronavirus pandemic. We need tools that respect individuals’ privacy while still being effective in tracking important information. Zerobase is a great example of how technology can be used responsibly for the greater good.

  25. As a business owner, it is crucial that we prioritize privacy-preserving communications. While data collection may seem necessary during crises like the coronavirus pandemic, we must not compromise individuals’ privacy. Tools like Zerobase that focus on data accuracy without invading privacy are essential for the community’s well-being.

  26. Why do business owners HAVE to be concerned about privacy in digital communication? Can’t they just focus on collecting data to help during the pandemic?

    1. Business owners HAVE to be concerned about privacy in digital communication because protecting sensitive information is crucial for maintaining trust with customers. Simply focusing on collecting data without safeguarding privacy can lead to ethical issues and potential breaches that harm both the business and its users.

  27. As a business owner, I strongly believe that privacy-preserving communications are a must in today’s digital world. We have to be concerned about protecting the data of our users and clients, especially during these challenging times. It’s great to see tools like Zerobase being developed to keep people informed without compromising their privacy. We all need to prioritize privacy in our communications.

  28. As a business owner who genuinely cares about user privacy, it’s imperative to prioritize privacy preserving communications now more than ever. The current shift to remote work has made digital communication essential for businesses, but relying on mainstream platforms alone is not sufficient. We must actively seek out tools and solutions that prioritize privacy and data security to ensure the protection of user information.

  29. For the business owners—the founders who give a damn about the people using what they built—you HAVE to be concerned. The world has gone remote. Because of this, digital communication has become a paramount need for businesses. But for the crypto community, communication has always been digital. Telegram, Discord, Gitter, and more. Much like the messaging boards of the early 90s, these group chat applications have served as the town squares for each application or protocol in the crypto community. Unfortunately, it’s not enough. During the coronavirus pandemic, it would be easy to sit back and watch privacy take a back seat. We need to collect data. We need to be able to help stop this thing. Whatever it takes. Right? Fortunately, there are people building tools out there that don’t share that mentality. There are people building tools to collect the data needed to track the spread of coronavirus and keep people informed without invading the privacy of the individuals participating in this data collection. One such example is Zerobase. Operating as a non-profit funded by grants, their team has built a system that utilizes QR codes and device identification while minimizing the risk of privacy violations—all in the name of getting reliable data to the people who need it during this pandemic. They are not alone. There are coronavirus-specific applications.

    1. As a seasoned journalist, I agree with EmilySmith’s insights on the importance of privacy in digital communications, especially during these challenging times. It’s crucial for business owners to prioritize the protection of user data and implement secure communication channels. The example of Zerobase showcases the innovative solutions being developed to address these privacy concerns without compromising the necessary data collection efforts. Kudos to the creators behind such initiatives!

  30. Do you think business owners really understand the importance of privacy in their communications?

    1. Yes, business owners need to prioritize privacy in their communications to protect both their customers and their reputation. It’s crucial for maintaining trust and integrity in today’s digital world.

  31. As a small business owner, I strongly believe that privacy preserving communications are crucial in today’s digital age. It’s imperative that we prioritize the protection of user data and ensure that their privacy is respected. Tools like Zerobase are a step in the right direction towards maintaining privacy while effectively addressing the challenges posed by the pandemic.

  32. As a business owner who cares about the privacy of my users and values ethical data collection, I believe it’s crucial to prioritize privacy-preserving communications now more than ever. The shift to remote work has made digital communication essential, but simply using platforms like Telegram or Discord is not sufficient. We need tools like Zerobase that prioritize privacy and data protection to track the spread of coronavirus without compromising individuals’ privacy. It’s time for businesses to step up and ensure secure communication for their users.

  33. Isn’t it concerning that despite the crucial need for privacy in digital communication during a pandemic, there still seems to be a lack of adequate solutions or tools available? How can businesses ensure data collection while maintaining individuals’ privacy?

  34. Why do business owners have to be concerned about privacy preserving communications according to the article?

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