This forum is great for having in-depth discussions on topics related to the SAFE Network. But in some cases, maybe you don’t feel like creating a new forum topic. For example, you might prefer to first ask your question in a chat room and only create a new forum topic if necessary.
All the chat rooms below are bridged together. For example, any messages you post on Matrix will automatically show up on Telegram, Discord and Gitter.
The General chat room can be used for general discussion about the SAFE Network, and it’s a good place to ask for help.
The Development chat room can be used for technical discussion about the core libraries and APIs of the SAFE Network, and it’s a good place to talk with other developers.
The Trading chat room can be used for discussion about MaidSafeCoin/Safecoin and other cryptocurrencies.
The Off-Topic chat room can be used to chat about politics, philosophy and anything else not directly related to the SAFE Network.
What is Matrix?
Matrix is an open network for secure, decentralized, real-time communication. You can run your own homeserver if you want. Or you can use any service provider you want (similar to email where you can choose between Gmail, Yahoo, Outlook, etc.).
What is Riot?
Riot is an open source Matrix client. It’s available on web, desktop and mobile:
- riot.im (Web)
- Desktop (macOS, Windows, Linux)
- App Store (iOS)
- Google Play (Android)
- F-Droid (Android)
Here’s a screenshot of the Riot web app:
What about Slack and IRC?
We used to have bridges between Matrix and Slack but we had to disable them because of spam issues. Same thing for the bridges between Matrix and IRC.