Native to the Web Platform.
WebSockets + WebRTC.
Light clients first.
To establish distributed consensus, the required Blockchain data is less than downloading a song.
Off-chain transactions scale beyond paying for a coffee.
They unleash micro transactions and atomic swaps for cross-chain compatibility.
Researched state-of-the-art web-based Blockchain technology and recognized the untapped potential.
Developed the first proof-of-concept of browser-based Blockchain in only 1000 lines of ES6 code.
Excited by these results formed a top-notch team, developed the first feature-complete alpha version, and launched a private Beta Testnet.
On June 2, launched public Beta Testnet, and the world's first browser-based Blockchain came alive.
To fund further development of the protocol and ecosystem, June 28.
Implement ASIC-resistance, Mini Blockchain Scheme with Light- and Nano-Clients.
Publish Genesis Block and launch Nimiq Mainnet. Build a strong community.
This is where the real fun begins (Off-Chain Transactions, P2P Exchange, etc).
The Nimiq Foundation will receive 4.5% of all Nimiq to fund the ongoing development and progress of the Nimiq Protocol and to fund projects with high social or ecological impact to drive the vision of more sustainable societies. This commitment is manifested in the Mainnet's Genesis Block.