Monero NymConnect Integration

New Nym mixnet integration launched for Monero desktop to secure the right to financial privacy and censorship-resistance

Financial privacy is an important component of digital currencies and the use of Nym will provide users with the highest level of privacy at the infrastructure level. All users of digital currencies should be afforded equal rights to protection from financial surveillance.

A team made up of Monero community members have successfully set up a service provider to use Monero (using the Monero desktop wallet) over the Nym mixnet. This allows Monero users to easily use NymConnect to run Monero over the mixnet, thereby enhancing the privacy of Monero transactions.

How can I use Monero over the Nym mixnet?

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The mainnet service provider to Monero over the Nym mixnet is now ready for use via NymConnect.

  • Download the latest version of NymConnect.
  • Make sure your NymConnect is executable.
# in Linux open terminal in the same folder and run:
chmod +x ./nym-connect_<YOUR_VERSION>.AppImage
  • Open NymConnect app
  • Turn it on - Monero wallet is listed in the apps supported by default, no need for any setup
  • Copy the Socks5 address and Port

Then go to your Monero wallet (desktop or CLI) and change the settings to run over socks5 proxy:

Monero desktop wallet:

  • Settings -> Interface -> Socks5 proxy -> Add values: IP address 127.0.0.1, Port 1080 (the values copied from NymConnect)

CLI wallet

  • Monerod: add --proxy 127.0.0.1:1080 --bootstrap-daemon-proxy 127.0.0.1:1080 to args

  • Monero-wallet-{rpc, cli}: add --proxy 127.0.0.1:1080 --daemon-ssl-allow-any-cert to args

For those who want to try it out in testnet, a stagenet service provider is also available: https://nymtech.net/.wellknown/connect/service-providers.json

Now your Monero traffic is protected by the network privacy of Nym Mixnet.

Last change: 2024-02-22, commit: eabb36b