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Presents decentralized P2P ecosystem Utopia

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General questions

Installation and account creations

uMessenger - messaging, group chats, voice messaging

uMail - Utopia encrypted e-mail

uWallet, Crypton and mining

Built-in Idyll private browser

Hosting websites inside Utopia Network and uNS

More detailed guide with screenshots is available in Help section of Utopia client menu.

General questions

What is Utopia?

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.

What is Utopia Network?

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.

What can I do using Utopia?

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.

Why Utopia is not open source?

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.

Who developed Utopia ecosystem and who stays behind?

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!

Installation and account creations

How to download and install Utopia software?

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.

How to create an account in Utopia Network?

  1. Run Utopia application.
  2. Click "Create new account" button
  3. At the "Create Your Utopia Account" page enter your Nickname. Optionally, you may enter your first and last names. Please note that your Nickname and first/last names (if entered) will be visible to your authorized contacts.
  4. Click "Next"
  5. Leave the default path, but take note of it. This is the path to your Encrypted Container that will be created on your computer. The purpose of the Encrypted Container is to store your Utopia data, such as your private key, uMails, files, uWallet, chat history, contacts and transactions history in encrypted form. You may select any folder on your computer if you wish. Enter the password to your Encrypted Container twice. Make sure that you have chosen a strong password. Be sure to remember your password and never store it in plain text at your computer. Lost passwords cannot be recovered, resulting in the permanent lost of access to your Utopia account.
    Important: Make sure that you backup your Encrypted Container regularly and store your password somewhere safe, as loss of the container or password will result in the permanent loss of your Utopia account data and account access.
  6. Click "Next" button to proceed to the next step.
  7. Familiarize yourself with information on mining within the Utopia ecosystem. By default mining is enabled, however you may disable it by unchecking the "Enable Mining" checkbox. Click "Finish".

Your new Utopia account has been created.

What do you mean by strong password?

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:

  1. Unique. It has never been used for other services
  2. Complex. It should contain a mixture of upper and lower case letters, numbers and non-alphanumeric characters
  3. Unpredictable. Do not use your name, personal information, names of your hobbies or life preferences
  4. Long. The longer your password the better. We recommend at least 15 characters long
  5. Random. It should contain no dictionary words, common character substitutions or common keyboard patterns

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.

How do I login if I already have a Utopia account?

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.

What is an Encrypted Container?

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.

I lost my Encrypted Container. What do I do?

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.

I lost my password, what do I do?

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.

What is the clean start?

Check the "Clean start" checkbox at your Utopia client login page to start Utopia without previously opened tabs.

Is there a mobile version of Utopia?

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.

Is it possible to uninstall Utopia client? How can this be done?

Uninstallation of Utopia client is possible and doesn’t require any specific skills or knowledge.

uMessenger - messaging, group chats, voice messaging

How to send a message?

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.

How to view your message history?

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.

How to attach files to messages?

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.

or

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.

Is it possible to send messages to Utopia user with offline status?

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.

Is it possible to send messages to unauthorized Utopia user

No, it’s not possible to protect all Utopia users from spam.

How to send a group message?

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.

How to view new group messages?

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.

Can I delete group chat messages?

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.

How to send a Voice Message?

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.

How do I listen to a voice message?

To listen to Voice messages, click the "Play" button in the chat window. Press "Stop" to stop listening to the voice message.

How do I create a channel or chat group?

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.

uMail - Utopia encrypted e-mail

What is uMail?

uMail is a secure alternative to classic e-mail. uMail can be sent only to Utopia users that are in your contact list. uMail has all functionality of email localized to the Utopia ecosystem.

By default, uMail can be found at the left side of the Dashboard tab.

To open uMail in a new tab, click "uMail" > "Open In Tab" at the menu bar.

In the event uMail has been sent to an offline user, it will be delivered once the recipient is online. Until that time, uMail will be located in the "Outbox" folder. Otherwise, uMail is instant.

The "uMail" menu at the menu bar enables you to manage your uMails.

How to send uMail?

Click "uMail" > "Open In Tab" at the menu bar or visit a Dashboard tab. Click the new uMail button at the top-left corner. A new window will open.

Press the "To" button to select one or more recipients from your contact list. Type in the subject and message. To attach a file press an "Attach File" button at the top of the window. Moreover, you can attach files by dragging and dropping into a new uMail window. To send your uMail click "Send uMail".

If you leave the page without sending a uMail, it will be saved to Drafts.

Click "uMail" > "Open In Tab" at the menu bar or visit a Dashboard tab. Select a message you would like to forward. Click either "Forward uMail" or "Reply uMail" button. Click the "To" button to select one or more recipients from your contact list. Type in your subject and message.

To attach a file press the "Attach File" button at the top of the window. Moreover, you can attach files by dragging and dropping into a new uMail window. To send your uMail click "Send uMail".

If you leave the page without sending a uMail, it will be saved to Drafts.

I cannot find a uMail from my friend? How can I search for it?

Click "uMail" > "Open In Tab" at the menu bar or visit a Dashboard tab.

To manage your uMails, you may use sorting options, such as sorting by date, subject, sender, size or body. If this does not help use the Search field at the top right corner of the uMail tab or the "Advanced Search" button to narrow down your search results.

You may tag your uMails using colors or flags, to make them easier to find later.

How to view received, sent, or deleted uMail?

Click "uMail" > "Open In Tab" at the menu bar or visit a Dashboard tab.

Received, sent or deleted uMails are located in their corresponding Mailbox folders at the right side of your uMail window. Click on the folder to see the contained uMails. Once inside the folder, click on a uMail you would like to review.

uMail templates and settings

To view uMail settings go to "Tools" followed by "Settings". Click on the "uMail" tab.

Here are uMail settings explained:

  • "Receive uMails from Utopia" - select to allow receiving uMails from Utopia.
  • "Save the uMail after sending" - select to save uMails to the "Sent" folder.
  • "Download all attachments automatically" - select to auto download all attachments.
  • "Automatically download attachments less than" - allows you to auto receive attachments less than a specified file size. By default the size is less than 100MB.
  • "Download all attachments manually" - allows you to select which attachments you want to download.
  • "Template" - allows you to create a template that will be used each time you write a new Message, reply, or forward a message. You may create a different template for new messages, replied, or forwarded uMails.

To create a template, choose the type of uMail template from the drop-down list. Click the button with the question mark at the left bottom corner for more information . Use the "Restore to Default" button at the right bottom corner to restore the template to default.

uWallet, Crypton and mining

What is uWallet?

uWallet is Utopia's built-in wallet that makes payments in Crypton possible. Crypton is Utopia's own mineable cryptocurrency. With uWallet you can make payments, store value in Cryptons, receive mining rewards, use Crypto Cards and uVouchers, request payments and accept payments at your website using built-in API.

All of this while you remain anonymous. All payments are instant and cannot be reversed. Decentralized nature of Utopia ensures that your balance cannot be expropriated. To open uWallet click on "uWallet" in menu bar. Select "Open uWallet". Now, you may view uWallet main page.

uWallet main page is a collection of financial tools and information. You may view your current balance, manage Crypto Cards and uVouchers, review transaction history, sent Cryptons and request payments. Statistical information is available in the form of mining data and history, detailed transactions history, and treasury data.

What is Crypton?

Crypton is a payment unit of Utopia ecosystem. It is a decentralized cryptocurrency. Official ticker of Crypton is CRP.

Crypton is eternal, while transactions are instant, untraceable and cannot be reversed. Utopia network underlying the Crypton is designed to provide you 100% privacy, so you do not need to worry about revealing your identity. Decentralized nature of Utopia ensures that your balance cannot be expropriated.

Utopia is a P2P network where each user participates in data transmission. Utopia rewards users that support ecosystem through mining by emission of new Cryptons. When you run Utopia or bot you will receive your share of collective reward.

As an additional security layer, we made sure that the creators of the network cannot alter the algorithms of Utopia, including Crypton. Overall, Crypton is a perfect store of value. In addition to mining, you will receive regular interest on your Crypton balance.

What is Crypton mining?

Cryptocurrency mining is a process by which new coins are introduced into the existing circulating supply. Utopia rewards users that support the ecosystem through mining by emission of new Cryptons. When you run Utopia or a mining bot you will receive your share of the collective mining reward.

The more time your Utopia client or bots spend online, the more reward you will earn. Users are rewarded every 15 minutes for being online.

What is the purpose of mining in Utopia?

The purpose of mining in Utopia is to promote the stability of the ecosystem by increasing the number of routing connections and providing additional storage.

How do I mine using my Utopia client

By default, mining is enabled in your Utopia client. Mining has almost no effect on your CPU or HDD load and does not increase power consumption. You will receive Cryptons every 15 minutes (block generation time).

Minimum mining system requirements:

  • 64-bit operating system
  • At least 1024 MB of free RAM (2048 recommended)
  • Internet connection

As long as you stay online, and mining is enabled, you will receive mining rewards.

What is a Utopia Mining Bot?

A bot is a special program that automatically performs a certain task. Utopia mining bots work exactly the same way as the Utopia client, just without GUI components.

The purpose of the Utopia Mining Bots is to promote the stability of the ecosystem by increasing the number of routing connections and providing additional storage.

You will receive Cryptons as long as your bot is online.

Where can I see Utopia fee schedule?

Utopia fee schedule can be found at "uWallet" → "Treasury Data" followed by "Network Fee" tab.

Where do fees changed by Utopia go?

Fees charged by Utopia contribute towards ecosystem's growth and help prevent network flooding.

Built-in Idyll private browser

What is an Idyll browser?

Utopia ecosystem is based on its own peer-to-peer (P2P) network. Among other things, the network enables you to host and transmit to fellow Utopia users any websites or web services.

Idyll browser is a built-in browser used to surf web resources within Utopia network. It is based on the latest Tor browser. As the Tor browser is a collection of patches for Firefox, we used some of those patches to create a secure browser for Utopia network.

The browser is specifically designed to be used within P2P Utopia network ensuring privacy and protection against data leaks of your operating system.

To start Idyll browser select "Tools" → "Idyll Browser"

How to verify that the browser works properly?

Make sure that your Utopia is running and connected to network.

Enter http://utopia at the address field of your browser. If your browser is configured correctly, a website http://utopia will load.

If the http://utopia does not load, please refer to What if I encounter an error?

How to configure Utopia Network?

Utopia Network is preconfigured by default. The built-in Idyll browser, which was installed along Utopia software, is ready to be used. All you need to do is to open an Idyll browser and enter the Utopia address in the address bar.

To open an Idyll browser, please click on Tools -> Idyll Browser

If you still need to modify the Utopia settings, please visit Tools -> Settings, followed by Network tab.

In Utopia P2P Network section, SOCKS v5 option is enabled by default.

The local IP in hosts field should be 127.0.0.1

Port field value should be within 1024 – 49151 range.

We advise to leave the default value as is: 1984

If you wish to act as a server within Utopia Network, please click on Tools -> uNS Manager (Utopia Name System) -> Packet Forwarding

What if I encounter an error?

Make sure that your network connection is working properly.

Try to reset proxy settings by following these steps:

  • Open "Options" at the main menu of Idyll.

Press "Settings" at the "Network Proxy" section.

Automatic proxy configuration URL should contain a path to a local file.

"wpad.dat" is a configuration file that automatically defines how web browsers work within Utopia Network.

In Windows:

file:///C:/Users/{Your user name}/AppData/Roaming/Utopia/Utopia%20Client/wpad.dat

In Linux:

~/.local/share/Utopia/Utopia%20Client/wpad.dat
  • Click "Reload". Close the window by pressing "OK".
  • Now, the browser should work properly.

Hosting websites inside Utopia Network and uNS

Why make my website/resource available at Utopia Network?

Utopia is a unique ecosystem specifically designed to protect privacy of communication and security of personal data.

When you make your website available within Utopia you gain access to millions of like-minded Utopia users while keeping your actual hosting location hidden hence ensuring your confidentiality.

What can I make available at Utopia Network except for websites?

Besides websites, you may make available any of your web resources, even email, SSH server or audio/video streaming and so on using TCP packet forwarding function of uNS.

What is uNS?

uNS is a decentralized equivalent of a classic DNS which is subject to pressure and censorship from less than prefect international laws. Domains can be revoked or suspended due to multiple reasons, such as non-response to whois inquiry or other register policies, non-payment, government actions and so on.

The Domain Name System (DNS) is a pseudo-distributed directory that resolves human-readable hostnames, such as www.domain.com, into machine-readable IP addresses like 84.91.19.84

uNS, in contrast, is a truly decentralized non-censored registry hosted by Utopia Network participants with no expiration dates, renewal fees, suspensions and revocations. There is the only one rule: first come, first served.

How to register a uNS record?

To register your own domain (uNS record) in Utopia P2P network please go to Tools menu -> >uNS Manager and click on tab My uNS Records

In the field Register new uNS record, enter the desired domain name (uNS record). The availability will be checked immediately.

Make sure that the selected domain (uNS record) is available and press Enter. A registration form will appear as demonstrated at the screenshot below.

uNS registration is not free. There is a commission that is charged towards Utopia to prevent flood and to support network growth via mining. The commission size depends on the name length, the longer the name, the cheaper.

uNS records over 4 characters long are the cheapest. >You may leave the default values at all form fields. Press Register button. You will see that a new uNS Record has been added yo your list of registered names.

How to setup uNS packet forwarding?

  • In the first field select uNS record to configure uNS packet forwarding.
  • Enter the port 80 for uNS.
  • At the second line enter the IP address of your local web-server, usually 127.0.0.1
  • Enter the port next to your local IP field. Usually port 80.
  • Check option Immediately start packet forwarding after creation.
  • To complete uNS packet forwarding setup click Create.

Now, you and all other Utopia network participants will be able to visit your website at the address http://idkfa

How do I verify that uNS packet forwarding works properly?

To make sure that uNS packet forwarding works properly, please open an Idyll browser and enter your uNS at the address field.

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