The Nym mixnet is operated by a decentralised community of node operators and stakers. Nym relies on a growing ecosystem of users, developers and researcher partners aligned with the mission to make sure Nym software is running, remains usable and solves real problems.
Where relevant, Nym software incorporates a token to ensure the economic sustainability of operators so that there is no incentive to ‘sell the customer’.
All Nym software is open source so that it can be audited by anyone. This is essential for enabling peer contribution and validation, ensuring that it is secure and of the highest quality.
You do not need anyone’s permission to run Nym software. Anyone can make use of the libraries or spin up a Nym node and contribute to providing privacy by running the Nym mixnet.
The Nym mixnet is trustless, meaning that no parts of the system nor its operators have access to information that might compromise the privacy of users. Nym software enacts a strict principle of data minimisation and has no back doors.