Weaknesses in existing Internet protocols make it impossible to provide robust network security. Mainframe is an incentivized and fully decentralized communications layer that enables reliable, secure packet routing, packet delivery, packet holding, file storage and data services. Its security model not only provides encryption, but also resistance to censorship and surveillance. A detailed description of the Mainframe platform, incentivization model, token economics, and development roadmap is provided.
Keywords: protocols, networking, communications, messaging, tokens, economics, security, cryptography, decentralization, blockchains, smart contracts