Network

Mysterium Network FAQs

What is Mysterium Network?

We are building a permissionless VPN Node Network to help rewire the fabric of the internet.

Our node software is available on Linux (including Raspberry Pi) and Mac. We are currently running an incentivised research and development initiative. Live in the UK, US, Germany or Italy? Узнать больше.

What is the Mysterium Node Pilot?

The Mysterium Node Pilot is an R&D initiative to help us with rigorous feedback loops while we build a global permissionless VPN network. 

For details on our node bounty, click here.

Find out more about how you can turn your wifi into a business here.

What is a VPN?

A VPN is a virtual private network which allows you to proxy your encrypted traffic through multiple IP addresses (in the case of our network, nodes) so that your entry and exit IPs cannot be connected with each other.

How does MYST work in Mysterium Network?

There is no mining of MYST tokens in a traditional sense and the total supply isn’t going to be increasing. Interested in the work we are doing to implement payments? Check out our most recent blog post.

How do I store my MYST tokens?

MYST is an ERC20 token and can be stored in any Ethereum Address. This means you can store your MYST tokens on most Ethereum wallets (including MyEtherWallet and Ledger/ Trezor hardware wallets).

Node

Mysterium Node FAQs

Что такое узел Mysterium?

Mysterium Network is building a marketplace where end users and businesses can multi-hop and relay traffic. 

On Mysterium Network each of our Node Runners are sellers of unused traffic.

What is the Mysterium Node Pilot?

The Mysterium Node Pilot is an R&D initiative to help us with rigorous feedback loops while we build a global permissionless VPN network. 

For details on our node bounty, click here.

Find out more about how you can turn your wifi into a business here.

What is my.mysterium.network?

My.mysterium.network makes running a node simple. Claim your node through a user friendly interface, and start earning. Create an account.

What is whitelisted traffic? What are you going to be doing with my residential IP? Etc.

In Mysterium Network we have an option for you to join our node pilot and earn for allowing us to send test traffic to your residential IP. 

Why are we doing this? You sharing your IP in the network allows us to understand different aspects of network strength, speed, and vulnerabilities in a test environment. Find out more about whitelisted traffic

We are working with several B2B providers to create technical requirements for streaming.

How can I get support as a node?

Running into problems getting your node up and running? We have a rich knowledge base to help you across your journey. Dive in.

How your residential IP is protected within Mysterium Network?

We use registered IDs in conjunction with a strict “whitelisted traffic” policy designed to protect you from any potential misuse. Read about it here.

VPN

Mysterium VPN FAQs:

What is Mysterium VPN?

Mysterium VPN is our first reference implementation of client application for Mysterium Network. Check out the first project building on our open source code.

How is Mysterium VPN different from other VPN service providers in the market?

Regular VPNs run on centralized infrastructure, which means one point of failure. We are building a permissionless VPN network for the people, by the people.

Each node in our network is run by our community members. . Work with us to bring openness and transparency to the VPN industry.

Can I use Mysterium VPN?

You can run our application on Android.

How much does it cost to use Mysterium VPN?

Mysterium VPN is currently free to use. We are testing our network, and running a node pilot where you can earn for sharing your bandwidth. Узнать больше.

Technical

Technical FAQs

What should the open source developer community build around Mysterium Network?

What should the open source developer community build around Mysterium Network?

  1. We should begin with the obvious. VPN services.

    To gain mass adoption we will need to grow the number of end users and Node Runners using Mysterium Network. Mysterium VPN code is open source, so take it, rebrand it, enable different payment methods, and launch your own VPN app.

    All without deploying a single VPN node.

  2. Internet of Things

    IoT is coming sooner than we think. This opens up multiple potential security breaches in homes. We plan to work with IoT startups to help build security into web3. For example.: Personal VPN.

  3. Chat Apps

    We are currently on a lot of social media platforms, but for chatting we use Twitter, Telegram, and moving General group to Discord SOON!

  4. Content Delivery Platforms

    Content delivery platforms looking to offer a more seamless experience to their users can use Mysterium Network and Protocol to deliver their services while their users are travelling.

  5. Every other existing internet service…

Security and individual privacy wasn’t built into Web 2.0. We hope to build a decentralised secure network and protocol that is part of solving this problem.

Work with us.

Что такое узел Mysterium?

On Mysterium Network each of our Node Runners are sellers of unused traffic. Mysterium Nodes will function as a decentralised network which end users can use to multi-hop and relay their traffic. Mysterium Node Runners will earn tokens in exchange for their bandwidth.

Currently we have Mysterium Bounty Pilot for testing purposes, where you can rent your unused bandwidth by starting a node on Windows, Mac or Raspberry Pi. In this pilot you will only have whitelisted traffic – Mysterium approved traffic going through your node.

How do I run a Mysterium Node?

Want to become a Mysterium Node Runner? Find out more.

Will I need a static IP address to run a node?

Yes, you will need to have a static IP address for nodes. A domain is not needed as we don’t detect and use it in proposals. For nodes to operate you need a public IP address.

To participate in Bounty pilot, you will have to set up on your Residential IP.

Will I be able to bypass China’s great firewall or similar with Mysterium Network?

Firewalls operate based on pattern recognition and identification. They scan network traffics for specific patterns comparing it against known patterns. At the moment, we are not providing this service, but it could be as future implementation that we will definately look at.

Could an internet service provider throttle internet speed of someone using Mysterium VPN?

Short answer, yes.

It is actually a common practice to throttle internet speed.

Throttling depends on limitations imposed by the ISPs. This can include criteria such as maximum data transferred, content being accessed (like video streaming, Netflix), torrent usage or malicious activity. The goal is not be classified under one of these categories.

Sometimes these criteria are defined by pressures of governments in certain jurisdictions. This is the case in China, Russia and other developing economies.

In other countries, like Africa global transit internet is expensive and throttling is mainly an economic measure.

Do you plan on adding multi-hop routing where the traffic is routed through multiple VPN nodes from different providers?

We are considering a traffic routing mechanism which would combine splitting request data through different nodes and changing the end-to-end circuits between requests. This is, of course subject, to how our technology and the wider market evolves.