Although BitShares development is progressing beautifully, the advanced communication features envisioned for Keyhotee have faded out of focus. I would like to encourage renewed efforts to in that area, starting with BitShares community user acceptance testing of the RetroShare project. RetroShare already supports decentralized and encrypted IM, mail, forums, VOIP, and file sharing. If these features function at scale to the satisfaction of this community, or show sufficient promise, I recommend that we reach out to the RetroShare development team as a community to cooperate with them, and consider offering funding for their development and integration with BitShares.
If you'd like to participate in testing, the software is here: http://retroshare.sourceforge.net/index.html
Please post your RetroShare public key below, and add mine and those of any other participants. The process for adding contacts in RetroShare is unfortunate, but if we integrate this should eventually be solved by TITAN.
Adding a secure communication network to BitShares' robust financial system could be a massive step.
EDIT: Renamed topic for those who weren't here for the original Keyhotee dream...