The Nym mixnet provides a privacy layer for any application or wallet. For apps to be usable on the Nym mixnet, the system needs gateways and network requesters. Gateways are the first hop into the mixnet, and Network Requesters are the hop out that takes the user to an app.
Service Grants are for infrastructure wizards who want to run gateways and network requesters for apps that already work with Nym, like the Nym wallet, Electrum wallet, Keybase and Telegram.
What is required?
The Nym mixnet is a privacy system. This means there is very little information available about how the system is used - by design! However, in order to properly parameterize the system, we need to gauge how certain components like gateways behave when there is a lot of traffic. When you apply for a Service Grant, you are committing to run a gateway and a network requester over 6 months. This node pair should be run with a special flag, and will be collecting usage numbers and amount of traffic directed towards a particular application. There is no other data gathered - this is a privacy system so we simply don’t have it!).
The network requester will have a single application in its whitelist. This means that the requester will only allow outbound requests to that domain - whether the Nym Wallet, Electrum, Keybase, Telegram or other.
New binaries and instructions for the gateways and Network requesters eligible for Service Grants will be released shortly… in the meantime, get your application in!
How to apply?
Then wait to get a response from Nym Developer Relations who will contact you from the email@example.com email address.
Grant amounts and deadlines
|Gateway+Service Provider grant||Amount granted||Deadline to apply||First payment|
|Nym Wallet gateway+network requester||$100 per month over 6 months (USDC/BTC)||26th of July||15th of August|
|Electrum gateway+network requester||$100 per month over 6 months (USDC/BTC)||26th of July||15th of August|
|Keybase gateway+network requester||$100 per month over 6 months (USDC/BTC)||26th of July||15th of August|
|Telegram gateway+network requester||$100 per month over 6 months (USDC/BTC)||26th of July||15th of August|
|Service providers Pitch to run one for your favourite app or wallet||Up to $3000. (More if really ambitious!) (USDC/BTC)||Rolling deadline||1st of Sept. for first round.|
These first grants are essential for Nym to start being usable to a broader set of people, and for the Nym core team to stress test and optimise the mixnet.
Note in order to get payment you actually need to get the code up and running for your app of choice by the 15th of August payment deadline. To get full monthly payment per month you need to have 100% uptime and decent performance.
The Nym network has reserved a limited budget for apps, so funding will come to whoever sets up apps first if there is an overload of applications - so apply early and get that code running! Join to be among the first to provide mass access to network level privacy.
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