What sets Nimiq apart from Bitcoin, Ethereum et al?

Main differentiators:

  • Nimiq's single purpose is to solve the payment protocol problem. Simple, fast and secure payments from User A to User B.
  • Browser-first and installation-free since it is written in Javascript ES6 and communicates via WebSockets + WebRTC for connecting to the network without a trusted third party.
  • Light clients allow you to establish quick Blockchain consensus in seconds.
  • Goal of near instant transactions via off-chain transactions.
  • Long-term commitment and good cause contribution embedded into the Genesis-Block.