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Moving from Keybase to keys.pub

Written on May 10, 2020

Because Zoom acquired Keybase it was time for me to delete my account and look for alternatives. I genuinely liked Keybase and considered them being a “good company”. They were onto something, scratching an itch in the security space. While not perfect, they definitely did a lot right. It’s a shame.

My personal reasons why I decided to not use Keybase anymore are:

What’s going to replace Keybase for me long-term is unclear, but right now the best alternative seems to be keys.pub. It’s free and open-source software and despite its early stage it looks promising enough for me to give it a shot.

Are you planning to keep using Keybase? Found another alternative? Let me know!

Martin Buberl

Purveyor of Internet duct tape.
If you'd like to get in touch, feel free to shout @martinbuberl.