First and foremost, I would like to give thanks to everyone who played a part in building OpenFaux.
From the beginning, our mission was to advance the security of the internet and privacy for all online users. We attempted to create a brand new protocol to secure and obfuscate communications across unsecured networks; and while it was a very fun experience, it was an extremely difficult one. We received multiple investment offers from accelerators, trended on GitHub in November 2013, and peaked at 17,000 monthly visitors in March 2014.
OpenFaux's progress has come to a halt, as we faced a variety of destructive obstacles: changes to our management team (which led to declining investment offers from accelerators), to an inherent flaw in our encryption implementation, and a lack of resources in the cryptography community. These obstacles led to an extensive discussion regarding pivoting to an instant messaging application—which was also deemed currently unfeasible. Having exhausted all options, it is with regret that we have decided to no longer focus on OpenFaux.
That being said, as passionate entrepreneurs wanting to make an impact on the world, a few of us are working together on something we plan to reveal in the near future.