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Videos

Nym Privacy Workshop

Harry Halpin, Claudia Diaz, Dave Hrycyszyn, Jess Hrycyszyn and Jedrzej Stuczynski at ETHBerlin, August 2019

Fireside Chat at Web3 Summit

Gian Volpicelli, Harry Halpin, Richard Stallman and Naomi Colvin, August 2019

Network-Layer Anonymity for Privacy-Enhanced Dapps

Claudia Diaz at DAPPCON, August 2019

Fighting back against Libra: Decentralizing Facebook Connect

Harry Halpin at Chaos Communication Camp, August 2019

Anonymity loves company, and funding

Claudia Diaz and Harry Halpin at CPDP 2019

Privacy technologies

Claudia Diaz at COSIC, KU Leuven 2019

Papers

The Nym System

There currently exists no functioning protocol that can provide strong guarantees against the leakage and harvesting of metadata – for instance, data regarding the timing of communication, and the graph of who is communicating. Nym is an open-source, decentralized, permissionless and incentivized system that provides full-stack privacy, allowing developers to build applications that provide users with strong guarantees against metadata surveillance, at both the level of network traffic, and the level of authentication and payments.

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FAQ

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.

The Team

Harry Halpin
Acting CEO and Chairman of Scientific Board
Dave Hrycyszyn
Chief Technology Officer
Claudia Diaz
Chief Scientist
Ania Piotrowska
Head of Research
Jonathan king
Jonathan King
Head of Strategy

Jess Hrycyszyn
Head of Product
Aggelos Kiayias
Scientific Advisor
Jedrzej Stuczynski
Developer
Guy weress
Guy Weress
Communications

Operators

Node Operators

The Nym protocol will allow operators to run nodes in the network and earn rewards. If you are interested in operating a Nym node, sign up for updates below.

Partners and Backers

Binance labs

Pre-seed backer

1kx
1kx

Seed round backer

Lemniscap

Seed round backer

Ngc
NGC

Seed round backer

Edenblock

Seed round backer

Kr1
KR1

Seed round backer

Press

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Coindesk: Crypto Asset NYM to fuel Facebook Login Alternative…

Privacy-focused Nym Technologies unveils new code for its decentralized identity system

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Coindesk: Nym Technologies Raises $2.5 Million…

A privacy-centric startup has turned to a private token sale to raise $2.5 million

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Wired: Nym Technologes and Chainspace…

Both Nym Technologies and Chainspace are the products of the genius of George Danezis

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Coindesk: This Binance Labs-Backed Crypto Startup…

Nym's objective is “to anonymize the world.”

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The Telegraph: More on the team behind Nym…

Nym's team now includes former Chainspace chief executive, and co-founder

Events

Jobs

We’re hiring

Nym is embarking on an ambitious mission to change the shape of the internet. We’re looking for passionate, experienced and ambitious researchers, developers and community builders to join our rapidly expanding team.

See open positions

Blog

Litepaper

Nym litepaper launch

The litepaper describes, in less detail than our full scientific whitepaper, the components and operation of the Nym network

Faceopticon

This is how you end the Faceopticon

The global identity system Facebook is building can be stopped

Team

An Introduction to the Nym Technologies Team

Nym is being developed by some of Europe’s most established coders and researchers in privacy-enhancing technologies.

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Nym is leaving stealth mode

It’s clear that internet privacy has never been weaker, but … the ground is ripe for change. Nym is excited to be taking the first steps.

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Libra is blockchain virtue-signalling at its worst

From Nym’s perspective, there are two main problems with Facebook’s assertions that Libra will be decentralized and private.

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