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Mix Networks

At a high level the network is made up of "Incentivized Servers" that are responsible for all the networking functionality, cryptographic operations, validation, scalability and security of the network and ensure that users' privacy and anonymity is guaranteed even if the entire network is observed by adversaries.

Mix-Net Multiplicity

0KN is not just a single metadata-private mix network, but rather it is a system for facilitating a multitude of privacy networks and compatible applications. The multitude of coordinated mix-nets include:

  • mix-net life cycle expressions including various revisions and incentivized test networks, for example
  • different mix-net architectures and parameters suitable for different applications and threat-models within the Anonymity Trilemma of Strong Anonymity, Low Bandwidth Overhead, Low Latency

Current 0KN mix network research and development includes: