The team behind the popular blockchain explorer and analytics platform Etherscan has launched an instant messaging service based on the Ethereum wallet called Blockscan Chat.

Blockscan is currently in beta test mode, which allows users to engage in an instant conversation between wallets, access chats from multiple devices, block spam or unwanted addresses, and receive alerts in the block explorer when a message is received.

While the new feature is a great way to talk to anonymous people – such as negotiating an anonymous purchase – it can be especially useful for fighting white hat hackers, who often leave messages built into Ethereum transactions to communicate with individuals and use crypto platforms. .

The multichain hack last week, in which the hacker allegedly returned 322 Ethereum (ETH) (but saved a hefty discovery fee) and $ 610 million from PolyNetwork last year, involved anonymous discussion of Ethereum transactions as part of negotiations between the perpetrator and victims.

Etherescan subtly revealed the new feature in a tweet on Thursday, saying “I wonder what this is for …?” With a screen that displays platform message alerts.

In addition to asking hackers to return money in exchange for a reward, such a service can come in handy in the NFT market.

Twitter user bdmartino claimed that the feature can be used in NFT purchase negotiations between buyers and sellers, adding that if the transaction is carried out through a decentralized exchange, both parties can reduce the fees associated with NFT platforms such as OpenSea.

Regarding users’ privacy and data storage, Blockscan notes that their information is stored through “global host providers” with servers in multiple regions, with inactive data being deleted after 24 months.

It also states that the information will not be shared with third parties, but will be disclosed or shared with partners such as data warehouses, IT service providers and data analysis agencies.

In accordance with the Terms of Use, any user who violates the Acceptable Use Guidelines, such as providing false, inaccurate or misleading information, may be denied access to any or all of the Blockscan and Etherscan related services.

Source: CoinTelegraph