Hello people, I am a person who loves learning languages and who studies them on a daily basis, but I am also a person who cares about privacy, anonymity and security, and the language community does not get along very well with this. Almost all of the language learning platforms are closed-source and managed by big companies who also sell your data to other big companies. Even places like Italki which, if you are a student -teachers have to upload a video of their faces, give them photos of their degree/diploma and I guess credit card information- don’t have to provide things like your real IDs, you are forced to use invasive apps like Skype.
Recently I found out about these two platforms, Open Bazaar and Particl where you can sell products and services as anonymously as Bitcoin goes (OB is working on Monero but is not yet implemented). So, I thought that maybe I could start teaching through there for people who cares about the same issues as me.
What do you think of the idea? What measures should be taken to do this safe and secure for both teachers and students? Which do you think are the best software for communication during this process? How teachers could prove they are not scammers without compromising their privacy? Do you think I miss something?
Please note that I’m not interested on using this post as publicity, I’m asking for feedback and I’m not sure I’ll start doing this until I have the measures to do this in a way that cannot affect me. I’m more interested in creating a safe space where people can teach and learn without data brokers being in the middle.