Building the next generation of privacy infrastructure


Existing internet protocols leak sensitive data that can be used without users knowledge — Nym is developing the infrastructure to prevent this data leakage by protecting every packet’s metadata at the network and application layers.

Nym Mixnet

The Nym mixnet is a multi purpose mixnet that prevents traffic analysis by an adversary capable of watching the entire network, including the NSA.

Nym Token (NYM)

The Nym TOKEN (NYM) incentivizes privacy and is used to make mixnet decentralized, sustainable and resilient.

Nym Credentials

Allow 3rd party apps to anonymize any arbitrary ‘key : value’ pairs, so users can privately reveal part or all of their data at their discretion for any necessary compliance and authentication.

Forbes Nym raises $13M in funding round led by A16Z Crypto

Andreessen Horowitz Leads Investment In Privacy Startup Integrating With Bitcoin

TechCrunch Nym raises 6M

Nym gets 6M for its anonymous overlay mixnet to sell privacy as a service

The Block Nym testnet grows larger than Tor network

Nym testnet grows larger than Tor, next step is to decentralize a critical centralized chokepoint of Tor

Cryptonews Crypto Privacy Is a Financial Tonic to Government Intervention

Coronavirus pandemic and the rise in call for privacy technology.

Cointelegraph Nym Blockchain Privacy Mixnet Opens for User Testing

Nym Technologies, invites the general public to take part in the next phase of its mixnet platform’s user testing.

Coindesk Cypherpunk Harry Halpin takes on Davos

Harry Halpin speaks to CoinDesk’s Leigh Cuen in Davos, about the World Economic Forum, privacy and the future of blockchain.

GQ Magazine Facebook's Libra has big plans for you

Libra wants to be far more than simply your internet money…

Coindesk Crypto Asset Nym to fuel Facebook Login Alternative…

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

Coindesk Nym Technologies Raises $2.5 Million…

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

Wired Nym Technologies and Chainspace…

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

Coindesk This Binance Labs-Backed Crypto Startup…

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

The Telegraph More on the team behind Nym…

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

Inception
  • Nym’s inception in the fall of 2018 at the Binance Incubator program

2018

Fundraise and prototype
  • 2.5M CHF pre-seed funding round closed
  • Initial prototypes in Go
  • Litepaper launched
  • Launched first version of decentralized mixnet with developers docs

2019

Tokenized Testnet
  • Mixnet rebuilt in Rust for performance improvements
  • First tokenized testnet opened to the public at Chaos Computer Congress, mixnodes were onboarded
  • Decentralized Nym’s directory authority using Tendermint

2020

Road to Mainnet (Milestone 1)
  • 6M CHF series A funding closed
  • Launch of Nym Network Explorer
  • Launch of Nym Block Explorer and web wallet
  • Onboarding Validators and Gateways
  • Proof of Mixing (Mixmining) and delegated staking mechanism
  • Building Nym private credentials and Decentralized Public Key Infrastructure (dPKI)
  • Nym cryptoeconomics
  • Mainnet

2021

Client Apps and Adoption (Milestone 2)
  • Improving on Sphinx format and SURBs
  • Building Nym client applications and GUIs, including wallet, dashboard,
  • Wallet integrations
  • Support for authentication services using the Nym Credentials
  • Support for private messaging applications and cryptocurrency transactions

2022

Enterprise use-cases and institutional adoption (Milestone 3)
  • High speed mixing for handling everyday private internet usage.
  • Build Nym into network stack (see TARANET)
  • Support for decentralized VPNs
  • Standardize core components of Nym at standard bodies like the IETF
  • Integrations with partners with credentials and mixnets to diversity and build user-base

2023

An open and free internet requires privacy as a native property. Nym, created by an all-star team of privacy researchers, is the best way to achieve that. We are proud supporters of what they are doing.

Teck Chia

Partner at Binance Labs

Despite progress in zero-knowledge proof techniques for transaction-graph privacy, network-level privacy remains an open problem. Mixnets are a promising approach for this, and so the work Nym is doing on making mixnets practical for blockchain applications is really important.

Andrew Miller

Assistant Professor at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Identity is one of the key roadblocks for blockchains to achieve large-scale adoption, but it’s also a potential privacy nightmare. Nym is the project that can offer an identity solution that truly respects our rights to privacy.

Lasse Clausen

General Partner at 1kx

People were killed, tortured or imprisoned during the 2011 Tunisian Revolution because they relied on insecure tools to communicate and organize. Everyone, but most importantly activists, have an urgent need for a revolutionary project like Nym to be able to communicate without fear. To build a democracy we must first fight surveillance and there is one way to do it: anonymously.

Iness Ben Guirat

Tunisian activist

We are finding ourselves being ushered into a 1984 hive-mind world where our dreams, loves and weaknesses are nothing more than dossiers up for trade by corporate and government interests. It’s time we started to lay the road to alternative futures; incentivized, decentralized mixnets are a critical piece of the puzzle.

Gavin Wood

Web 3 Foundation

Decentralized identity is one of the greatest challenges facing the ‘web of transactions’ – without it, there will be continually increasing rates of fraud and cyber attack. Nym provides what is perhaps the first really secure authentication system for identity.

Prof. Alex Pentland

MIT