Mixin Network brings Decentralized Ledgers to the MASSES!

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Decentralized ledgers are a technological marvel, but can they be used for mass consumer utility?

The value additives of decentralization are undeniable. Security and transparency are some of most desirable aspects of a product irrespective of whether it caters to businesses or consumers. But most blockchain projects have failed to attract consumer interest.

The focus of the entrepreneurial ventures in the blockchain space has been to carry the technology forward. However, in a world of Amazon and GrubHub, people have become increasingly accustomed to convenience and a raw technological offering is simply unappealing. To cater to the masses, any project utilizing decentralization must incorporate standard conveniences that people are adjusted to.

A relatively new development, Mixin Network, accomplishes just that. Before we dive onward, here’s a quick explanation on what Mixin is.

Mixin is a BFT DAG

While the core technology of Mixin is being used to develop consumer-friendly end-products, the technology running the network is quite advanced.

DAG—The definition: A DAG is a directed graph that has a topological ordering, a sequence of the vertices such that every edge is directed from earlier to later in the sequence.

DAG—The explanation: A DAG can used to building ledgers that bypass the needs of PoW and blocks; this allows for high scalability and throughput. This typically sacrifices some aspects of security. To counter this, Mixin Network carved a network that retains byzantine-fault tolerance, thereby ensuring false acts are not approved. To do so, the Kernel nodes involved in Mixin’s infrastructure run in a Trusted Execution Environment, which, in this case, is powered by Intel SGX.

The technological aspects, especially the enforcement of security within the network, will be discussed in greater detail in a follow-up post. This piece is intended to cover how Mixin Network’s team is taking the right approach to mass adoption of its technology.

A strategic Rise

Product strategy is a critical business component of even the most established enterprises; it matters even more in the operations of upcoming ventures.

Mixin Network is unique in that it doesn’t intend to target and compete against the presence of existing distributed ledgers; rather, it works in harmony with the existing market projects. Though, its strategic deployment has been quite different from even major blockchain developments. Mixin Network’s core team first created the Network and then developed applications that leverage the technology themselves—the Mixin Messenger is just one of them.

It’s important to note the impact of this.

Typically, blockchain development teams focus on the key technology—the blockchain—and then rely on others to adopt it and utilize it via the deployment of applications. However, it can be quite some time before other developers gain interest. Meanwhile, the platform runs empty, carrying only speculative interest.

Mixin Network took a different approach and instead deployed a messenger and a horde of other applications followed. At present, Mixin’s technology supports a consumer-friendly platform for a messenger, wallet, exchange, transactional support, and much more—all under one application. Yes, Mixin’s technology is already available as an application and can be downloaded on the Apple and Play app stores.

The on-boarding is designed to carve around what people already face in most other applications. To become part of the network, a person simply needs to download the application and sign up using a phone number—just a phone number. This rhymes with the on-boarding procedures of some of the world’s most established applications. Next, to ensure the person is able easily transact, he or she is allowed to pick a 6-digit pin.

No long-stringed addresses and no impossible-to-memorize keys.

Developments are built to have value due to the network effect they have. While the vast portion of blockchain projects annul the possibility of ever achieving the network effect by making the on-boarding so challenging, Mixin Network’s team places a key focus on not only applying the technology, but also ensuring the applications utilizing the technology are well-adjusted to the accustoms of the everyday person’s interactions with technology. This is the path to developing a proper network effect; a technology facing mass adoption.

Essential Links

🌐 Website: https://mixin.one
💡 Whitepaper: https://mixin.one/assets/Mixin-Draft-2018-07-01.pdf
👨 ANN Thread: https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=5028456.20
💻 Telegram: https://t.me/MixinCommunity

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However, in a world of Amazon and GrubHub, people have become increasingly accustomed to convenience and a raw technological offering is simply unappealing. To cater to the masses, any project utilizing decentralization must incorporate standard conveniences that people are adjusted to.

Theoretically this is very interesting as raised by MIXIN, I think the paragraph that takes literal of the post is something relevant, because it is one of the main issues to solve so that any technological production has a massive place in the world population.

The incorporation of keys of only 6 digits, that only ask for the telephone number to subscribe, an application that works related to others, are definitely important points that MIXIN has.

The other thing that I consider vital, for the incorporation of this technology based on the blockchain to the massive use, is the possibility that really everybody knows it, that the publicity on the matter reaches the people even in the schools, through the TV , in theaters, everywhere. It seems a lie but there are still many people who do not know the blockchain, they have no idea what it is about, and I think that behind all this there are big companies that limit the massification of information.

No long-stringed addresses and no impossible-to-memorize keys.

Honestly, this is the best part for me. (it's one of the things that make me like steemit too).

For whales it could be an issue as others will be able to track their funds. But for everyday users like myself, this is a must have.

About the DAG thing, it's a really nice concept as opposed to POW and POS. I believe it's the same thing Bytecoin uses, right?

I'll check out the app review after this

Yes, Bytecoin uses it too.
You are up to date on your coin knowledge :)

App review coming soon!

Too many ICO's are focusing on the core technology of blockchain and many of them will be in a race to the bottom. Those who look to leverage other peoples blockchains and use it in combination with centralised features will help drive adoption in general.

Creating consumer-facing products are essential for showcasing how blockchain may seem the same to you in the end use, what goes on behind the scenes is equally a superior service than what we are currently getting.

Im sure Mixin will be one of many projects looking to become the decentralised option for popular consumer apps

Naturally, the focus is on infrastructural developments as blockchain technology is still in a nascent stage.

DAG property is really awesome...

Yes, some of my favorite projects utilize it.

Property DAG promises. Without a doubt, you have many positive aspects.

Mixin actually advances DAG technology's utility, carrying its aggregate ability forward.

It is a very interesting project. However, I think in the current status of cryptocurrency market invest on any ICO it is very risky for short-terrm cashbacks.

It's not an ICO. Mixin is a top 100 coin.
Also, there are existing dApps already built atop thos technology.

Awesome project with good aims. But the only problem it would face is regulations of centralised authorities. Adoption always depends on convenience and security which this project covers. A great project, great potential. 👌👍👍

In theory, it could be extended to transact virtually any centralized stores of value too.

In response to this, the Mixin Network brings to market a multilayered platform built to enhance the speed, privacy and security of transactions between digital assets across multiple distributed ledgers.As directed acyclic graph (or DAG) is a structure consisting of nodes that are connected to each other in a non-linear pattern. With DAG’s, information is dispersed using a ‘gossip protocol’ across multiple nodes simultaneously, allowing consensus on transactions to be achieved faster.Mixin’s technology supports a consumer-friendly which is available as application in play stores. Great post @hatu.

Spot on!

Hermano como estas. Estoy impresionado con el crecimiento que has tenido en todo este tiempo. Te felicito, todo es cuestión de constancia, pacion, y perseverancia. Un abrazo fuerte mi hermano querido

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