About the Web of Trust


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Marcus and Jolu come up with a plan called Web of Trust. Only people who trust each other with their whole heart are allowed to join the Web of Trust. They also have to know each other for a long long time. Not a lot of people come. This is an important event for Marcus because it is the only way he can get help from others.

At the Web of Trust event everyone has a "public" and "private" key. Then, each one of them will trade keys with other people and take a picture of themselves with both keys so they know who is that person. This is a much safer way to send encrypted messages on the Xnet because you can't open it without both keys. The Xnet is a private chat server. The encrypted messages are locked twice. This is how they keep their privacy from the government and the DHS spies.