Utopia is a breakthrough decentralized P2P ecosystem with no central server involved in data transmission or storage. Utopia is specifically designed to protect privacy of communication, confidentiality and security of personal data. It was created for privacy-conscious public who believe that privacy is paramount. With Utopia you are able to bypass online censorship and firewalls, meaning that you are free to communicate with whoever you want whenever you want. Your physical location cannot be revealed.
Communication and data cannot be intercepted by 3rd party. All account data is stored on Utopia user's local device in encrypted file using 256-bit AES encryption. Utopia allows users to send instant text and voice messages, transfer files, create group chats and channels, make and accept payments denominated in Utopia's mineable cryptocurrency Crypton. Other features include API.
Utopia is a decentralized peer-to-peer network, with no central server involved in data transmission or storage. The network is supported by people who use it. Utopia Network is based on Peer-to-Peer (P2P) technology. It has no single point of failure and is truly decentralized. This means that each node, including your Utopia software, transmits network data in encrypted mode. The communication cannot be intercepted by third-party, only the recipient is able read it. The P2P technology ensures that you network activity, including surfing cannot be tracked or your identity revealed as all network communication is protected by super secure Curve25519 high-speed elliptic curve cryptography.
With Utopia you can send instant text and voice messages, transfer files, create group chats and channels, news feeds and conduct a private discussion. A channel can be geotagged using integrated uMaps which simplifies Utopia channel search and adds an additional security layer. As a result there is no need to use public map services which are known to collect your data to feed Big Data massives. uMail is a decentralized alternative to classic e-mail. No servers are used for mail transmission or storage. uMail account, that is created in a minute, enables unlimited messaging and attachment storage. Utopia ecosystem encryption guarantees the security of mail transmission and storage. Your uMail, as an internal part of Utopia, cannot be blocked or seized.
All financial functionality can be found in Utopia built-in uWallet: make and accept instant payments denominated in Utopia mineable cryptocurrency Crypton, accept payments at your website, pay by Crypto Cards without revealing your identity or bill fellow Utopia users for your services. Other features include API and console client for fast and easy integration. Utopia Network includes a safe alternative to traditional Domain Name System (DNS) called Utopia Name System (uNS).
This is decentralized registry of names that are impossible to expropriate, freeze or corrupt by 3rd-party. Once registered it is your property for infinity. uNS combined with Packet Forwarding functional allow to tunnel any kind of data between users in ecosystem, making possible to host different types of resources including websites inside Utopia Network. Utopia has built-in Idyll browser to view websites within Utopia peer-to-peer network. Idyll is a great alternative to TOR browser. There are many other amazing features you will enjoy like voice encryption, tons of stickers and smiles, multiplayer games, collaboration and organizing tools. Take advantage of all of the above features while you stay anonymous and your data remains secure.
We may disclose certain parts of code, specifically related to communication and encryption. However, the decentralized protocol will not be released. Utopia is very knowledge-intensive software. A lot of time, effort and resources went into this product, and we do not want to share all of our know-how as it will result in forks which in turn may result in instability of our main network. Fork will lead to the division of the community, while our intention is the unification of the community of like-minded individuals. The bottom line here is that a lot of software is closed source, and this does not hurt them a bit. In addition, we will audit our code.
Utopia has been developed by a group of networking technology enthusiasts over the last 6 years. To eliminate any impact on the project, developers of Utopia will forever remain anonymous. We will not be able to alter the algorithms of the ecosystem once it has been launched. We live in the world of total surveillance, where a lack of privacy is becoming a norm and confidentiality is a thing of the past. We feel that such state of affairs cannot continue for long, and our answer is Utopia. We believe in the basic rights and freedoms to which all humans are entitled that include privacy of communication and freedom of self-expression. Our mission is to preserve these values for the humanity and lay the foundation for the highly technological society of the future. Utopia is our contribution towards the development of self-regulating society, humanism and freedom. Utopia is an instrument that will return the freedom of expression back into your life. It is time to take privacy of communication into your own hands!
Just click on one of Download buttons on our official website, select the platform (Windows, Mac OS X or Linux) and install it after downloading as any other application.
Please follow the steps below to register a new Utopia account: Download and install the Utopia client. Make sure that the version of the software you are installing corresponds to the operating system of your computer.
Your new Utopia account has been created.
Your password is the key to your Utopia Encrypted container. It is literally the difference between privacy and the lack thereof. Thus, all security precautions are meaningless if you use a weak password. Your communication records, uMails and uWallet are at stake here.
You should try to be sure that your password is:
Overall, a secure password would be one that is a completely random mixture of numbers, characters as well as uppercase and lowercase letters. If your password is too complex to remember, make sure that you never store it in plain text at your computer.
Please follow the steps below to login to your Utopia account: If you do not have the Utopia client on your computer, download and install it. Make sure that the version of the software you are installing corresponds to the operating system of your computer. An Encrypted Container that contains your Utopia account data has to be on your computer before proceeding to the next step. Your Encrypted Container was created previously as part of a new Utopia account registration process. If the container is on another device, please copy it to your current computer. You may also copy the container to a portable drive and connect it to your computer. Please note that you cannot run one Utopia account on two devices simultaneously. If you do run Utopia on two devices, a warning message will appear asking you to close one Utopia instance. At the login page specify the path to your Encrypted Container by pressing the "Select Encrypted Container Location" button. Enter the password and click "Sign In". Now you may use your Utopia account.
An Encrypted Container is an encrypted, password protected storage of your Utopia data, such as your private key, uMails, uWallet, files, chat history, contacts and transactions history.
The Container is encrypted by 256-bit AES and is stored locally on your computer. Your Utopia account cannot be accessed without your Encrypted Container and password.
If you have a backup of your Encrypted Container, retrieve the backup and specify the path to the your Encrypted Container at the login page of your Utopia client by pressing the "Select Encrypted Container Location" button. Enter the password and proceed using your Utopia as before.
If there is no backup of your Encrypted Container, there is nothing that you can do as your Utopia account has been lost permanently.
Unless you have stored your password somewhere and can recover it, there is nothing that you can do. Your Utopia account has been lost permanently.
Check the "Clean start" checkbox at your Utopia client login page to start Utopia without previously opened tabs.
At the moment only desktop versions of Utopia software are available. Mobile applications for iOS and Android platforms are already in development and will be released within 2020.
Uninstallation of Utopia client is possible and doesn’t require any specific skills or knowledge.
A message can be sent to any user in your contact list. To send a message, double-click on the appropriate user at the right side of Dashboard. A chat window will open. At the bottom of the chat window you may type your message, select emoticons, and send files.
Once your message is ready, click "Send" or press Enter.
You will be notified about new unseen messages in several ways. If your Utopia window is minimized, you will see a new message indicator at the bottom right corner of your screen.
In addition, your Utopia icon in your task bar will display a number which corresponds to the amount of unread messages you have. To read those messages, either maximize your Utopia window, or click on the new message indicator at the bottom right corner.
If your Utopia window is maximized at the time you receive a message, click on the Dashboard tab and take a look at your contacts list. You will see a new message notification next to the user that has send you the message. Click on that user to read the message.
To view your message history, click on the Dashboard tab and right-click on the appropriate user. Select "View History". A new window opens showing your past conversation with the selected user. You may speed up your conversation review by entering a search criteria or narrowing down the time frame.
To send a file, right-click on the appropriate user in your contact list and select "Send File". Select the file you would like to send and click open. The file will then be sent.
Alternatively, click on the "IM" button in the Menu Bar and select "Send File". Select the file you would like to send and click open. The file will then be sent.
Open a chat window with the user you would like to send a file to and click "Send File" at the bottom of the chat window. Now you may choose a file and send it.
Due to functionality features of peer-to-peer network, the message cannot be sent to offline user and will have unsent status until user is online to complete sending and deliver the message.
No, it’s not possible to protect all Utopia users from spam.
Messaging in a group chat is similar to regular private messaging. Once you have joined a channel, type your message at the bottom of the chat window, select emoticons, and attach images. Once your message is ready, click "Send" or press Enter.
You may send private messages to group chat participants at any time, unless the participant has their "Allow private chats" option disabled.
You will be notified about any new unread messages in several ways. Even if your Utopia window is minimized, you will see a new group message indicator in the bottom right corner of your screen. In addition, your Utopia icon in the task bar will display a number which corresponds to the amount of unread messages you have.
To read these messages, either maximize your Utopia window and click on the channel tab, or click on the new message indicator in the bottom right corner.
If your Utopia window is maximized at the time you receive a message, you will see a numeric new message notification next to the channel chat bar. Click on the group bar to see the message.
If you are a moderator with the appropriate permission, you may delete group chat messages by right-clicking on a message and selecting "Delete Message". Other channel participants cannot delete group chat messages.
To send a voice message click on the "Send Voice Message" button in the bottom of the chat window. Make sure that a microphone is enabled at your computer. When you are ready to record a message, click "Start Recording".
For additional privacy, you can alter your voice during recording. This will allow you to conceal your voice from the person you are communicating with.
We encourage you to listen to the final message before sending. If your voice is not distorted sufficiently or indistinguishable enough, click on "Recording Settings" for additional options.
Tune the available recording settings yourself and save the settings you prefer to be used every time you send a voice message. Obviously, this is optional, you can send voice messages with no voice alternation if you choose.
Once you are done recording, click the "Stop Recording" button and send the voice message.
To listen to Voice messages, click the "Play" button in the chat window. Press "Stop" to stop listening to the voice message.
To create a channel, go to "Channel Manager" ("Tools" > "Channel Manager") and select "Create Channel" on the left.
Please note that only characters A-Z, 0-9 can be used in all fields.
The "Channel Owner" field contains the name and Public Key of the channel creator. This information will be visible to all users of Utopia in the channel list and channel information.
In "Description" field enter the description (64 characters maximum). The description should clearly describe the 'essence' of your channel. This will enable users to find your channel easily while searching.
In "Channel Name" field enter the name of the channel (maximum 32 characters). Make it unique and memorable!
In the drop-down "uNS name" list, select one of your registered (but not assigned to another channel) uNS names. It is highly recommended to register a uNS name and assign it to your channel to let users join your channel using a short and memorable name. If you do not have a uNS registered name click on the "Open uNS Manager" button. Please refer to the How to register a uNS name? Help section for guidance on registering a uNS name.
In "Channel Type" drop-down menu, select "Public" to create a public channel which all Utopia users can join. In order to protect your channel, select "Private" and enter a strong password. If you have chosen a private channel, you may check the "Do not show the channel in the Channel Manager" checkbox so that your channel cannot be found by other Utopia users.
In "Access Type" drop-down menu, select "Read and Write"" if your channel is a group chat, where each user can add posts. Select "Read only" if you want to prevent non-privileged users from writing in the group. In this case, only the channel creator and moderators will be able to add messages. This option is designed for news channels.
You may select a channel avatar by dragging and dropping or uploading an image. The default avatar is the avatar generated using your Public Key.
Click the "Advanced Settings" button for more options.
In "Channel Languages" field, select the main language to be used in your channel. If no language is selected, the channel is considered international and instead of the flags, the Globe will be displayed in the channel details.
To add one or more languages (up to three), click the "Select channel languages" button. In the new window select the country and one of the languages available for that country. Then move one or more languages along to the "Selected languages" section using the control buttons. Save the settings by pressing the "Select" button at the left-bottom side of the screen.