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NYM price today is $0.2452 with a 24-hour trading volume of $2,445,761. NYM price is down -1.84% in the last 24 hours. It has a circulating supply of 635Mil NYM tokens and a max supply of 1000Mil.
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What Is NYM?
Nym was founded in 2018 to build a global privacy infrastructure and contribute to ending the era of surveillance as the default technical and business model of the internet.
Nym is an open-source, decentralized and permissionless privacy system. It provides full-stack privacy, allowing other applications, services or blockchains to provide their users with strong metadata protection, at both the network level (mixnet), and the application level (anonymous credentials) without the need to build privacy from scratch.
The Nym architecture is powered by three main technological advancements: a mixnet, private credentials and incentives.
Nym’s mission is to establish privacy as a default for online communications. Only then can people and organizations make meaningful and secure decisions about what, when and with whom they want to share data.
Reckless data harvesting has dominated Silicon Valley business models over the past decade and has rapidly become the norm for monetizing online activity. Understanding and predicting user behaviour is now the primary business model of the Internet. These data-driven models, collectively known as surveillance capitalism, have produced giant tech monopolies and governments that oversee an unprecedented system of manipulation and control, extracting data and value from society.
It is important to realize just how lacking current technology is with regards to maintaining privacy. Even though a private messenger might encrypt a message’s contents, the metadata (for example identifying the timing of the communications, IP addresses, locations, and lots more) is visible to everyone from the Internet Service Provider (ISP) that delivers the message to the messaging application itself. And in this world of big data, metadata is in many ways more valuable than the content of messages. It can be used by sophisticated and ubiquitous analytic systems to determine the nature of your social relationships and thus predict your personal characteristics and preferences.
The necessary technology to guarantee online privacy has remained underdeveloped - until recently. With progress in computing capacity, networking, research and funding, it is now possible to overcome these limits and deploy technology that avoids trusted third parties and is resistant to surveillance.
How Nym can make the internet private?
The Nym mixnet provides strong guarantees against the leakage and harvesting of metadata at the network layer. It is a general purpose privacy overlay network that is agnostic and can interface with almost any other digital application or service, enabling individuals as well as digital service providers to be able to guarantee their privacy or that of their users.
The mixnet improves on existing privacy systems by mixing internet traffic in a decentralized network. First, all packets are transformed by the user into Sphinx packets on their device. The Sphinx packet format renders all data packets a uniform size. Then, nodes in the mix network "mix" the traffic, releasing packets probabilistically in order to ensure timing obfuscation. If needed, at each node cover traffic is added, and multiple hops ensure users do not have to trust a single node.
While the mixnet builds a strong foundation by protecting the network-layer, Nym credentials enable fine-grained privacy at the application layer. Nym credentials allow digital service providers and users to engage securely without the need to compromise on privacy.
Nym credentials advances on the Coconut signature scheme, enabling people to prove their right to access and do things online while retaining privacy. Nym credentials encrypt and embed the data needed for a given service, including zero-knowledge proofs of private data. These credentials are validated in a decentralized and public manner, without revealing any link between the user and the service they want to access.
Nym is sustainable because it uses incentives to decentralize and maintain the quality of service of the network. Inspired by Bitcoin, Nym’s breakthrough proof-of-work system rewards nodes for mixing traffic rather than solving arbitrary Merkle puzzles. Nym node operators are rewarded for proof of mixing, ensuring privacy for all.Nym only uses enough electricity as needed to accomplish the work of mixing packets to meet demand, and so should minimize unnecessary environmental costs.
Nym employs a blockchain to decentralize the operations of the mixnet so that the network has no centralized points of failure: the Nym mixnet is run by nodes across the world as a global privacy commons. A major obstacle for any decentralized network is assembling real-world resources to run nodes. Tor and I2P’s volunteer model works but has limitations. With the logistical complexity of finding trusted and reliable volunteers, global reach is difficult: volunteers tend to be centralized in wealthy Western countries, with the majority of Tor relays in places like Germany and the US. We believe economic incentives can fix this problem so that the entire world can have privacy on the Internet.
Why does a mixnet need a token?
The aim of Nym is to ensure privacy by addressing two major problems of the internet today:
the technical problem whereby the core internet protocols were simply not built with privacy in mind;
and the economic problem, where today’s digital platforms and infrastructures have surveillance at the centre of their business models.
The first problem is solved with the mixnet — a decentralised privacy network that delivers privacy to end-users by mixing their packets. The second problem is solved with the NYM token, which facilitates decentralisation while incentivising mix nodes to provide a high quality of service, ensuring that the mixnet can scale according to demand.
When users pay for using the network for privacy, or apps pay on behalf of their users, some fees go to reward the nodes that operate the network. These fees are taken in or converted to NYM in order to prevent the network from being subject to the volatility of any other underlying asset. Thus, the more usage, the more NYM tokens are available for rewarding nodes and scaling the mixnet to match demand!
Thus the NYM tokenomics is intended to economically incentivise people to provide privacy, rather than surveillance. Not only that, the tokenomics has been designed and engineered to incentivise good privacy protections: the better the service in terms of mixing packets, the better the reputation of a mix node in NYM will be in the overall infrastructure. In essence, NYM serves a ‘reputation’ token for mix networks.
We understand that there are valid concerns about creating yet another token. However, the challenge of providing tokenized reputation in a decentralized mix network pre-dates even Bitcoin, and we believe NYM solves the problem of provisioning privacy-enhanced internet access at scale. Without some form of reputation, years of pre-Tor research demonstrates it is difficult to scale privacy-enhanced access to the internet. Representing reputation inside of a mixnet using valueless tokens also causes problems with usability, as the three years of Nym testnets have shown. Using another underlying asset such as Bitcoin to represent the special purpose of reputation in the mixnet was heavily considered, but it would lead to problems with volatility that could hurt usability and not be in line with the purpose of Bitcoin, which is a long-term store of value based on transparent digital scarcity. However, we believe that resistance to mass surveillance also has value for society.
Who and what is the token for?
The NYM token is for anyone who wants to make use of or help provide network layer privacy. More specifically, the NYM token is for
End users who want to protect their privacy at the network layer by sending their communications through the Nym mixnet. They will want NYM tokens in order to pay for the service, although the first few months of the mixnet will be free of charge while the network is being optimized for speed and efficiency. Payment of fees in fiat or cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin can be converted to NYM. Note that NYM is not a general purpose payment mechanism or cryptocurrency.
Node operators who want to run mix nodes and earn rewards. They will want NYM tokens in order to pledge a mix node and join the mixnet. They then have the chance to be considered for the reward set of mix nodes doing the work of mixing packets and earning rewards.
Community members who want to ensure the mix network is operating with a high quality of service. Not every person may want to run a mix node themselves. Instead, community members can delegate NYM tokens to increase the reputation of mix nodes that they believe will provide a good quality of service. Of course, the opposite is also true and if a person delegates NYM to a poorly-performing mix node, then they will fail to increase their NYM as the mix node fails to perform. Anybody who holds NYM tokens can delegate and receive a share of a mix node’s rewards for contributing to ensuring the quality of the network.
Applications that want to use the privacy-enhanced bandwidth provided by the mix network for their users. They will want NYM tokens in order to pay for usage of the network. The first few months will be free of charge however to help support developers as they begin to build on the infrastructure. The Nym network should support a wide variety of sustainability strategies and business models, including those that appear free to end-users and that are not-for-profit.
Is the NYM token a 'privacy coin'?
No, NYM is not a privacy coin. NYM is a token that runs a global decentralised mixnet, which offers network layer privacy for any application, including any cryptocurrency wallet on any chain. This includes applications that do not use blockchains at all, such as instant messaging applications.
NYM does not seek to compete with Bitcoin as a store of value or with Confidential Transactions, Monero, or zero-knowledge proofs in terms of providing privacy on-chain. From Bitcoin to ZCash, no current "layer 1 blockchain" provides "layer 0 privacy" for the peer-to-peer broadcasts used in every transaction. Nym can provide network-level privacy for any blockchain and beyond to any generic application, just like Tor or a VPN. And developers can build their wallets and applications on top of Nym to offer network-level privacy for their users.
Why does the NYM token have a prospectus?
We believe that buyers of the NYM token should be informed. We are excited to be the first Swiss blockchain-based initiative to have a Swiss token prospectus approved by BX Swiss as a utility token! BX Swiss is approved as a prospectus review body by the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority (FINMA). By having a prospectus checked for completion by a neutral third-party, we demonstrate our commitment to transparency and accountability
The prospectus of the NYM public offering can be found https://www.regservices.ch/en/definitions/nym-technologies-sa-neuchatel-switzerland/.
How are NYM tokens distributed?
The initial distribution of tokens and their unlocking schedule has been organised to match the ‘skin-in-the-game’ of the pre-launch participants, with the aim of matching as closely as possible the actual resources and time that have been put into building the Nym mixnet so far. This includes the Nym Technologies employees that created the design and built the code, our backers who have supported Nym Technologies (for example, our employees would not have been paid a salary without their support), and the thousands of testnet participants who have helped test the mixnet as we have been building it over the past two years. Participants in the testnet also receive NYM so that they can continue to run their mix nodes at the mainnet.In order to ensure that these token-holders do not centralize control over the network, their tokens will be locked and only slowly released over two years. This ‘vesting schedule’ can be found https://sales.coinlist.co/nym
How can I get the NYM token?
No one should purchase NYM for financial gain or speculation. NYM should only be used within the Nym mixnet. Again, NYM is not a general purpose payment mechanism nor cryptocurrency like Bitcoin. For investment purposes, do not use NYM but instead look into Bitcoin or other investment vehicles.
NYM tokens are required to use the mixnet or run a mix node. Initially, the token will be available to the broader privacy-interested public in a sale recently announced on CoinList. The sale will open on the 9th of February 2022, and full details can be found on CoinList.
How does Nym compare to VPNs?
The most popular network-level privacy solution currently is the VPN (virtual private network), which provides network-level protection via an encrypted tunnel between a user’s computer and one run by a VPN provider. VPNs are often misconfigured, however, and even when configured correctly, don’t offer real privacy or adequate resistance to censorship.
VPN providers can also fully observe all network traffic between users and the public internet, knowing exactly what services its users are accessing at a given time. The user must trust that the VPN provider is not using their information in a malicious manner or keeping logs.
The Nym mixnet is an anonymous overlay network that provides strong network-level anonymity, even in the face of powerful systems capable of passively monitoring the entire network. The mixnet is decentralized, with no trusted third parties, and so does not require a trusted provider like a VPN. More importantly, Nym provides superior privacy to VPNs and can support high-quality of service and low latency through incentives.
How does Nym compare to Tor?
Tor is the best-known anonymous overlay network today. Unlike VPNs, Tor provides a ‘circuit’ of three hops that provides better privacy than single-node VPNs, so any single node in Tor can’t deanonymize traffic. Tor’s onion-routing encrypts traffic between each hop so that only the final hop, the Tor ‘exit node’, can decrypt the package.
However, Tor’s anonymity properties can be defeated by an entity that is capable of monitoring the entire network’s ‘entry’ and ‘exit’ nodes, because while onion-routing encrypts traffic, Tor does not add timing obfuscation or use decoy traffic to obfuscate the traffic patterns which can be used to deanonymize users. Although these kinds of attacks were thought to be unrealistic when Tor was invented, in the era of powerful government agencies and private companies, these kinds of attacks are a real threat. Tor’s design is also based on a centralized directory authority for routing.
While Tor may be the best existing solution for general-purpose web-browsing that accesses the entire internet, it is inarguable that mixnets are better than Tor for message-passing systems such as cryptocurrency transactions and secure messaging, and we believe well designed incentives can also enable the use of Nym as a general purpose decentralized VPN. The Nym mixnet provides superior privacy by making packets indistinguishable from each other, adding cover traffic, and providing timing obfuscation. Unlike both previous mixnet designs and Tor, the Nym mixnet decentralizes its shared operations using blockchain technology and uses incentives to both scale and provide censorship-resistance.
How does Nym compare to I2P?
I2P (‘Invisible Internet Project’) replaces Tor’s directory authority with a distributed hash table for routing. How to design a secure and private distributed hash table is still an open research question, and I2P is open to a number of attacks that isolate, misdirect, or deanonymize users. Like Tor, I2P is based on ‘security by obscurity’, where it is assumed that no adversary can watch the entire network. While security by obscurity may have been cutting-edge at the turn of the millennium, such an approach is rapidly showing its age.
Nym’s cutting-edge mixnet design guarantees network anonymity and resistance to surveillance even in the face of powerful deanonymizing attacks. Unlike I2P, Nym adds decoy traffic and timing obfuscation. Rather than a centralized directory authority or distributed hash table, Nym uses blockchain technology and economic incentives to decentralize its network.The Nym mixnet can anonymize metadata even against government agencies or private companies who can monitor network links and observe the incoming and outgoing traffic of all clients and servers.
How does Nym compare to Facebook Connect?
The Nym credential system decentralizes the functions of systems like Facebook Connect while adding privacy. Personal data has become a toxic asset, even to companies who base their entire business around it, as evidenced by the hack of Facebook’s OAuth identity system in 2018 and the subsequent release of the data of 50 million users.
Unlike Facebook Connect and similar OAuth-based services like Sign in with Google, traditional usernames and passwords, or even public/private key pairs, Nym credentials allow users to authenticate and authorize data sharing without unwillingly revealing any information to a third party. There is no central third party in charge of the credentials, and users remain totally in control of their own data, disclosing it only to those who they want to. A user can store their data wherever they want (including on their own devices), and unlike alternatives like W3C’s DIDs, a user does not store anything on the blockchain, offering better privacy.
Does Nym scale?
As privacy loves company, systems wanting to ensure network-level privacy should scale to millions, if not billions, of users – but existing anonymous communication designs that scale to millions of users are secure only against weak adversaries or otherwise require high latency, while existing systems offering strong anonymity scale only vertically.
Nym’s mixnet design combines strong security properties with horizontal scalability, enabling it to operate effectively even with millions of users. The Nym network increases in speed as more traffic and users are added, as less cover traffic and timing obfuscation are required as the anonymity set grows.
Networks like Tor and I2P suffer for lack of an economic incentive system, leading to poor performance and difficulty scaling. Tor is dependent on crowdfunding and government grants that don’t cover the costs of running and maintaining its own network relays. There are no incentives to run a Tor relay, much less a higher-risk entry or exit node, so Tor has trouble adding the nodes necessary to scale with increased traffic. One sign of Tor’s lack of an incentive model is the geographic uniformity of its relay locations.
In contrast, Nym uses economic incentives to ensure the system always scales to meet any increase in demand.
- Protect privacy at the network layer - Nym protects privacy at the network layer by encrypting and relaying your internet traffic through a multi-layered network called a mixnet. In each layer of the mixnet, mix nodes mix your internet traffic with that of other users, making communications private and hiding your metadata (e.g., your IP address, who you talk to, when and where, and more).
- Incentivized and decentralized - The Nym mixnet is incentivized and decentralized. Nym includes a reward mechanism called "proof of mixing" where users can pledge an initial amount of NYM (the native token on the Nym network) to run a mix node, and then get rewarded in NYM tokens based on quality of service, doing the work of mixing packets and providing privacy for end users.
- Works with any application - From Bitcoin to ZCash, no current "layer 1" blockchain provides "layer 0 privacy" for the peer-to-peer broadcasts used in every transaction that can resist even an adversary that can observe the entire network. Nym can provide network-level privacy for any blockchain and other generic applications.
NYM (NYM) Community
- Twitter: https://twitter.com/nymproject
- Medium: https://medium.com/nymtech
- Telegram: https://t.me/nymchan
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What is the price of NYM token?
The current NYM usd price is $0.2452. We update the NYM USD price in real time. Get live prices of NYM on different cryptocurrency exchanges around the world on Coincarp.
Is NYM token a good investment?
It depends on your personal risk tolerance and investment goals. NYM is a cryptocurrency that is highly volatile and therefore may not be suitable for all investors. Before investing, please do your own research about cryptocurrencies, crypto wallets, cryptocurrency exchanges, and smart contracts, and it is crucial to understand the risks and potential rewards of investing in cryptocurrencies..
If you decide to get involved in NYM investing, you will also need to understand the NYM project's white paper, team background, tokenomics, and the overall market environment.
The main ways to get involved in NYM investing are by participating in Spot, Perpetual, ETF/Leveraged trading or pledging to earn interest. Perpetual and ETF/Leveraged trading are very risky and are not recommended for non-professionals.
Where can I buy NYM token token?
You can buy NYM from a cryptocurrency exchange (CEX or DEX) or some cryptocurrency wallets. Usually we choose cryptocurrency exchanges to buy, most exchanges require you to set up an account and verify your identity before buying NYM. Cryptocurrency exchanges that currently support NYM trading include:
If there is any error, please feedback to us, our email is email@example.com. Please be aware that buying and selling NYM involves high risks.You should always do your own research and make sure you understand the risks associated with NYM trading before you begin.
How to short NYM token?
The easiest way to short NYM is through margin trading, usually with Perpetual contracts, Futures contracts, ETF/Leveraged. Only a few cryptocurrency trading platforms allows short selling due to the considerable risk involved in this type of trading.
To start shorting NYM, open a margin account, provide some collateral for your short position, borrow some coins from the trading platform, and start short selling. Keep in mind that shorting NYM or any other cryptocurrency is high-risk. Exchanges that currently support shorting NYM are:
What will NYM token be worth in 5 years?
It is impossible to predict what NYM will be worth in five years. The cryptocurrency market is highly volatile and can be affected by a variety of factors, such as US dollar policy, government regulations, technological progress, market sentiment, NYM's circulating supply and the development of project ecology. Therefore, it is impossible to accurately predict the price of NYM 5 years from now.
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