Mercury Protocol

The Future of Communication Platforms Built on the Ethereum Blockchain

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Decentralized

Not owned or controlled by any one party

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Secure

All data is tamper resistant and secured by the blockchain

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Trustless

Verify messages and transactions without a trusted third party

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Application Agnostic

Generalized protocol for all communication types

A Win-Win Network

The Mercury Protocol provides users with rewards for participation whilst service providers can bootstrap a network out of the box.

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Users

  • Incentivized for early adoption or platform activity
  • Blockchain enabled privacy and security
  • Maintain ownership over data
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Service Providers

  • Low cost infrastructure
  • Applications share in network benefits
  • No central point of failure or control
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Coming soon in

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Anticipated Use Cases

Dust will be the first application to utilize the Mercury Protocol. The following are proposed use cases for the protocol within Dust:

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1-to-1: Conversations
  • Cross platform messaging + content
  • Encrypt messages
  • Large file size
  • Extend lifetime of a message
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1-to-Many: Announcements
  • Increase reach by boosting distribution
  • Send content to a targeted demographic
  • Premium interactions (e.g., special likes or comments)
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Many-to-Many: Discussions
  • Decrease queue time to send a message
  • Premium message types (Add visual flair, inline polls, etc.)
  • Community-driven moderation

The Protocol

The Mercury Protocol is a decentralized, transparent, and open source protocol built on the Ethereum blockchain.

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The Technology Stack

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The Plan

The Plan Timeline
Stage 1

Build the Mercury Protocol on the Ethereum network and integrate it into Dust, a mobile private messenger already in-market.

Stage 2

Integrate the protocol into Broadcast and ship to market by the end of 2017, further demonstrating the utility and versatility of the protocol.

Stage 3

Open-source the Mercury Protocol for peer review and new platform integrations.