Nimiq in a NutshellNimiq is a Blockchain Ecosystem for payments designed to make cryptocurrencies easy to use for everyone without compromising decentralization.
Designed with mass adoption in mind: NIM is the easiest crypto to use. Buy/sell from a bank account, swap for BTC, manage and stake directly with no software download, no installation, no plugin, no personal data required. Just open a website and it works!
Safe and true to the spirit of crypto: 100% non-custodial. Your keys – your coins.
Nimiq invented the fiat-crypto atomic swap! Atomic swaps between crypto like NIM and (ETH coming soon) and fiat currencies like EUR (USD next) with no registration or sign-up are now possible. Earned swap fees are converted to NIM and held to create scarcity.
Nimiq preparing to move to PoS: Nimiq created Albatross, a new, super fast Proof-of-Stake consensus algorithm that will launch in 2021 with Nimiq 2.0, the next version of the Nimiq Blockchain. Moving to PoS is also about moving away from the environmentally burden caused by the electricity consumption of PoW.
Performance and Scalability: We expect ~1000 TPS and finality in one second, pushing 2.0 to the theoretical limits of single chain blockchain protocols.
Nimiq’s “super-halving”: The transition to Nimiq 2.0 will reduce the emission rate from currently ~3000 NIM to only ~525 NIM per minute.
Easy staking: With a minimum stake of 1000 NIM, everyone can become a validator and enjoy a reward around 6% per year. Delegate Staking will also be supported for those who want to get rewards directly in their browsers, without running their own validator.
Crypto for everyone: Nimiq’s ecosystem apps are built for people without crypto or tech knowledge. We avoid crypto lingo and put extra effort into the design and experience of the Nimiq apps to create a decentralized experience with the convenience of modern apps.
Everyone is a peer: The Nimiq Wallet connects directly to the blockchain and enables everyone to broadcast and receive transactions from the network themselves without depending on full nodes in the network as it’s done in Bitcoin and others.
Barrier-free value exchange for everyone.
Enable the most accessible,
censorship-resistant payment solutions.