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Aleksei Lebedev ADAMANT Messenger

We talked to Aleksei Lebedev of ADAMANT Messenger about its decentralized messengers and Covid-19.

First of all, how are you and your family doing in these COVID-19 times? 

Aleksei Lebedev: COVID made some issues into regular life, that’s true. It also affects many people around. We remember the rule — stay safe, be careful.

Tell us about you, your career, how you founded ADAMANT Messenger.

Aleksei Lebedev: I have many interests, and IT is just one of them.

ADAMANT — it is all about decentralization. I didn’t found developing decentralized messengers and take an idea to make ADAMANT.

How does ADAMANT Messenger innovate? 

Aleksei Lebedev: I don’t call it to innovate. It rather an experiment, a try. People are not ready to sacrifice convenience for privacy. But later, decentralized messengers will take their place in messaging apps. I’ve written about this: Decentralized messaging needs time

How the coronavirus pandemic affects your business, and how are you coping?

Aleksei Lebedev: replacing offline, that’s it. More individual work and less teamwork. Phone calls and tools for collaborative work helps. We did it before COVID also, so no big change.

Did you have to make difficult choices, and what are the lessons learned?

Aleksei Lebedev: Every chief has to make decisions, and all they seem to be important. But it is compared. The lesson I learned is when there is something urgent in business, it is not urgent at all, and it can wait.

How do you deal with stress and anxiety?

Aleksei Lebedev: I look aside from work.

Who are your competitors? And how do you plan to stay in the game?

Aleksei Lebedev: I don’t compare ADAMANT with Telegram or WhatsApp, or Signal. ADAMANT strive to reach another level of privacy and decentralization: no user id, no censorship. More and more users adopt this philosophy.

Your final thoughts?

Aleksei Lebedev: Privacy matters.

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Kokou Adzo is the editor and author of He is passionate about business and tech, and brings you the latest Startup news and information. He graduated from university of Siena (Italy) and Rennes (France) in Communications and Political Science with a Master's Degree. He manages the editorial operations at

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