Mysterium Whitepaper

Abstract

Privacy – most of us think as if it’s a given fact of life, but behind the scenes there is a race going
on with its participants secretly trying to get into as much of our private lives, as is possible.
Today, as Internet users, we are being restricted in ways we are allowed to use services and
applications due to censorship employed by various agenda groups from all over the world. It
comes to us in many forms.

Nation states consistently monitor the Internet traffic so they can construct political profiles of its
citizens. In such a paradigm, dissent becomes dangerous, and honest political discord in some
places – an impossibility.

In a similar manner, content and Internet Service Providers have become unhinged in their
objective to monitor, track and profile every user across the Internet. The daily Internet activity,
communications and habits of every user are consolidated and sold to advertisers and basically
any willing buyers. Such transactions occur with little to no conscious consent of the users and
with a complete disregard for any notion of personal privacy.

Access to content is being restricted by its content providers to certain areas due to Intellectual
Property limitations or purely because of low valuation of users from these particular locations.
Today there is still a lack of investments into research, implementation and maintenance of tools
capable of restoring privacy to the Internet users. These circumstances create the necessity for
creation of protective measures designed to preserve the open and unobstructed nature of the
Internet.

With the invention and maturity of powerful peer-to-peer computing technologies such as
Ethereum and Bitcoin, the capability to employ blockchain technology in the development of
trustless censorship evasion mechanisms becomes feasible.

Mysterium team believes in and strives to build a future that respects our privacy, which will
result in disrupting existing and creating new industries in the near to long term. Looking
forward, we expect Mysterium Network platform to form the basis for a world of open access to
content and applications to all citizens of this planet without fear of censorship or of someone
secretly looking over our shoulder.

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