Mysterium Network is an open-source ecosystem of protocols, tools, and Web3 infrastructure making the internet borderless and accessible for all. The network gives both users and builders the tools they need to defend online privacy, anonymous expression, and equal access to information. Mysterium held a token sale through which it raised $14 million CHF.
Mysterium is powered by its permissionless, peer-to-peer network. Anyone can turn their device into a node and rent their spare internet resources, such as bandwidth or IP address, in exchange for cryptocurrency. The network is tamper-proof, anonymous, and encrypted like Tor, but with superior usability, stability and speed.
Mysterium’s B2B Network-as-a-Service lays the groundwork for all kinds of enterprise-level services to be built, including the project's flagship product, the Mysterium VPN, available for Android, Windows, Mac and Linux (iOS in 2022). Developers and entrepreneurs can build private, censorship-resistant tools, and businesses can make their products globally accessible and secure. The technology is fully compatible with both Web2 and Web3 platforms and can be integrated with VPNs, proxy services, DeFi wallets, browsers, search engines, data scraping solutions, and streaming apps, building privacy and censorship-resistance into the apps we already use.What is MYST?
MYST is the utility token at the heart of Mysterium Network. MYST is used for frictionless P2P micropayments within the network. If you’re using the VPN, you can pay with MYST token. If you’re a node (provider of the VPN service) you receive MYST. Mysterium has designed its own unique micropayments infrastructure, the Hermes protocol, to facilitate these fast, anonymous, and censorship-resistant transactions.
In 2022, Mysterium will be among the first to integrate the IQ Protocol, developed by PARSIQ. The protocol powers the Mysterium Delegation Pool, a completely risk-free, collateral-free solution that allows holders to stake MYST and earn rewards in DAI stablecoin. Node runners stake MYST to run a node. Nodes can rent MYST from the delegation pool without any upfront capital, and a portion of their earnings can be used as repayment. This DeFi mechanism rewards stakers, growing their stake proportionate to pool size and network traffic.
MYST is an ERC-20 token with the addition of ERC-2612 (the permit function), which was introduced with the DAI token and popularized by the Uniswap team.