A wall of shame item from Basel is that the Status Network Cluster, a network of computers which run mail server software and a configured version of whisper, is too centralized. This is because at this moment every one of these computers is paid for by Status.
Good news is that through work done with a startup called Dappnode.io we have made it far more manageable for anyone who runs dappnode to run a Status Network Cluster node. They have some great instructions here on how to get it up and running: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1kyM833CuK9N3nES9TuFE8zVH5j_nKMKe/view?usp=sharing
Directly contributing to the decentralizing of status’s network is huge. It’s the first step in making the Status network resilient. With enough nodes on the network, no single party will be able to stop anyone in the world communicating securely and privately.
@oskarth @igor @Anton @dmitryn @gravityblast If you could reply with your public SSH key Status will sponsor a digital ocean server for you to run dappnode on. We will be running communications in #status-network. See ya there!