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What is Mysterium?

An open-source ecosystem of protocols, tools and infrastructure to liberate the web.

Mysterium brings together developers, entrepreneurs and companies all making the internet blind to borders. Our protocol and exit node network provides censorship-resistant infrastructure for the next-generation of web applications and platforms. It empowers both builders and users to access free information around the world.

A Universal Anonymity Network
Tamper-proof, anonymous and encrypted, but with superior usability, stability and speed. Residential IPs spread across every continent, for untraceable geoshifting, web scraping and data mining. Encrypted with the WireGuard protocol.

An infrastructure layer for P2P networking and unblocking solutions. APIs connect you to the largest exit node network in the world, built on Ethereum and Polygon. Fully compatible with both Web2 and Web3, so you can spread your project to all corners of the web.

Powered by P2P
Our permissionless P2P marketplace is open to all. Tens of thousands of nodes earn daily by sharing their IP address, providing a secure line of communication and access to the open internet. It's sustainable, scalable and community-powered.

Key Links and Resources

Key partners that use Mysterium technology.


Learn about the protocol, ecosystem and check out our blog for the latest news and updates.
Your home for running a Mysterium node. Get onboarded in minutes and view your personal dashboard for all stats and earnings.
Our partners at Mysterium VPN launched the world's favourite residential VPN for Mac, Windows, Linux, iOS and Android.
Discover our partner's ethical proxy network which leverages Mysterium's node network. Unleash the world's data and turn insights into growth.
Mysterium's open-source innovation lab driven by R&D, venture funding and strategic collaborations to build a better web for all. Apply for seed funding and build on the network!
Mysterium and Sentinel Networks team up to create a dVPN alliance with a goal to set standards within the VPN industry and wider privacy sector that moves us towards a free internet for all. Read our resources, such as how to safely run an exit node.

What is a Mysterium Node?

A node is a piece of software that you can run on several platforms and devices, such as a computer, which help power and maintain our distributed network.  Running a Mysterium Node will make your IP discoverable, and rentable by internet users worldwide.

Most of the internet you pay for goes to waste, sitting idle or completely unused. Peers within a distributed network like ours can easily share these excess internet resources with each other, such as storage, computing power, bandwidth and IP addresses. Any user or client of the network can pay to connect to your node, providing them with a VPN or proxy service, access to the open internet and a secure line of communication.

Nodes replace the traditional role of a server. You can run Mysterium's node software on Mac, Linux, Windows, AVADO, DappNode and Raspberry Pi.

Find out more about running a Mysterium Node and earning in the network.

Who can use Mysterium's software?

Though there are many more, these are the first companies and use cases which we are supporting with our unique protocol and residential IP network:

  • VPNs and DPNs. With new and existing commercial applications that can plug into our node network, creating a truly borderless web experience. Our partners at Mysterium VPN designed the world's first truly decentralized, residential VPN which plugged into the permissionless network.
  • Enterprise-level proxy services and data mining. A proxy protocol has been developed to support dozens of use cases and businesses like GoProxies, allowing these projects to scrape the web at a fraction of current costs. By removing these centralized middlemen, we can bring even more value to our node runners.
  • Third-party Integrations. Mysterium has developed easy tooling and APIs for major Web2 and Web3 platforms, which could be utilized by browsers, search engines, cryptocurrency wallets and streaming services, bringing our unblockable tech to everyone though the applications we already use.

Our Story

Mysterium Network was founded in 2017 by a group of entrepreneurs and developers who envisioned a future where users all over the world could access information freely.

A few years later, Mysterium launched its first product and proof-of-concept to demonstrate the value of the network - the world's leading decentralized VPN, which has since evolved into a global service and independent application.

We officially launched on mainnet in 2021 and began our evolution into an ecosystem. Mysterium is a breeding ground for open web innovation. We have spent years building a protocol from scratch, powered by a grassroots global node network.

Now we want to invite and inspire technologists and projects around the world to come build with us.