The decentralized Muon network is like a distributed supercomputer with a universal operating system. It will be run by a global community of node operators, all incentivized by the Muon token.
This creates a powerful and secure cloud computation service that can run any app/software and connect to all public blockchains. It in no way replaces blockchains, but rather is a perfect technology-match and provides the next step in the evolution of the blockchain economy.
DAO Approved Metrics
- Blockchain NetworkEthereum
- Token SupplyTBD
- Project ValuationTBD
- Initial Token CirculationTBD
WHAT IS MUON NETWORK (MUON)?
Muon is a global data availability layer that enables running Web2 and Web3 applications, off chain, on chain, and cross chain. The network acts as a base layer that receives and sends messages from the real world and between blockchains, creating a fluid DeFi and Crypto ecosystem.
Muon Network taps into the rapidly evolving blockchain-based industry by providing a key service needed to make this industry functional: secure real-time global data availability and trustless cross chain communication.
The Muon protocol consists of a large number of nodes that process and sign valuable data upon request and push sensitive data in a secure threshold signature scheme to smart contracts on blockchains where the integrity can be verified.
Muon itself is not a permanent state machine like ethereum, but rather a stateless protocol. Nodes are required to deposit collateral in a Muon smart contract upfront, making sure that malicious behavior is punished by slashing.
It is run by a global community of node operators, all incentivized by the Muon token.
"Imagine the ideal protocol. It would have the most trustworthy third party imaginable – a diety who is on everybody's side. All the parties would send their inputs to God. God would reliably determine the results and return the outputs. God being the ultimate in confessional discretion, no party would learn anything more about the other parties' inputs than they could learn from their own inputs and the output.
Alas, in our temporal world we deal with humans rather than deities. Yet, too often we are forced to treat people in a nearly theological manner, because our infrastructure lacks the security needed to protect ourselves."
- Nick Szabo 1997
The Muon Network is already live in production and running on a Proof of Authority consensus and will be upgraded to Proof of Stake after the public Launch of the Token.
Muon enables a powerful and secure decentralized microservice that can run any app/software, by being secured by well researched cryptography based on Threshold Schnorr with Stateless Deterministic Signing from Standard Assumptions.
By connecting dApps to a global data availability layer, it enhances them to become industry giants. It is in no way a replacement for blockchains, but rather is a perfect technology-match and provides the next step in the evolution of the decentralized economy.
It will enhance the landscape of web3, by essentially doing for blockchain what AWS (Amazon Web Services) did for the Web 2.0 industry.
With Muon's global data availability network & cross-chain messaging protocol, connecting offchain and onchain has never been as easy and secure. Projects building on Muon also benefit from advanced customizability, scalability, interoperability and Muon's unique consensus mechanism.
WHAT MAKES MUON NETWORK (MUON) UNIQUE?
There are some key elements to Muon's design and viability clearly showing how beneficial it is for projects to build with Muon.
Muon’s team estimates that approximately 80% of all valid projects could significantly benefit from interfacing with the platform. It is essentially a Lamdba AWS-type player in the market enabling decentralized microservices that have access to any arbitrary information through muons global data availability layer.
Through our SDK the innovative nature of Muon crypto is shining through, accessing data or computational resources through the Muon Network are seamlessly possible on the frontend. This supercharges web3 apps and is needed to become a real competitor to current web2 apps while being secure and decentralized.
Additional plug and play modules make quick adoption possible as Muon will be designed for easy integration.
- Amazon web services as one of the first movers was able to capture 30% of the market share.
- The need for a solution is so apparent, especially during bull markets, that mass adoption could take place very quickly.
Whereas blockchain scalability is limited, or highly influenced by, the preservation of state across nodes, Muon doesn't need to be. The Muon network is not a chain, nor does it permanently store data. Because of that, the network can scale horizontally with ease. Muon is basically sharding transactions, instead of applications. To work, every transaction only needs to get t out of n nodes to sign, in order to be valid, increasing the speed and potential scalability while inheriting the decentralization needed. Every project can set their own t values, customizing their muonApps with their own data in their needed setup.
With Muon Network, any Web3 app can run high-level, tamper-proof computations (Python, Java, C, C++, Rust, etc.) within its own Muon app container. Nodes running the same Application can gossip and even work together, forming a decentralized super-computer.
Also making it possible to create Muon Keepers that are able to execute Transactions onchain based on onchain or offchain events, creating a secure but highly optimized and automized envoirment. Something that hasnt been possible with current blockchain infrastructure before.
Secure Subsequential Consensus
Muon's core consensus layer is a unique and completely new type of system which we've named Secure Subsequential Consensus. Through adaptive collateralization, the protocol can ensure fast execution times while simultaneously ensuring that node consensus can be reached in a fraud-proof architecture.
Customizable and cost-efficient
Nodes are not required to run all apps, they can easily opt in or out of the program they'd like to run on their machine. Over time, we will start to see the division between the type of nodes available in the network:
- Specialized nodes: nodes running a very specific app
- General nodes: nodes running (almost) all apps
Because of this, web3 developers can now shift between the trade-offs this configuration yields: security vs. speed.
Also node hardware requirements could be compared to how current Software requirements work, every muonApp could have their own Node Requirements based on their liking, there are of course obviously "minimum requirements" like you are experiencing on your windows machine to run the Muon Core, but the real Node requirements will be based on the muonApps you like to install, obviously more muonApps installed on your machine will generate more requests what will ultimately generate more Muon Transaction fees.
More infos about the minimum requirement to run a Muon Node plus the initial muonApp requirements and a potential "muon App Store" update is set to be revealed after the token launch.
MUON NETWORK PRODUCT ROADMAP
- LitePaper Release: All you need to know to get muonized.
- Partner Onboarding
- Partner Announcements: As we're currently onboarding more launch partners, we'll set the spotlight on some of their use-cases
- Muon Features: Learn more about how muonization works and how Muon will empower the web3
Q4 2021 (Completed)
Muon v3 ReleaseWith Muon V3:
- Node operating partners can determine the level of security & speed they want to create with their dApp.
- A customizable network for early partners to pick & choose how many nodes they run with their dApp.
- Our partners will be invited to run their own nodes on the network, which allows more control over how their transactions are signed, verified and guaranteed. With each new partner use-case, the network is further strengthened and secured.
Q1 2022 (ongoing/upcoming)
More Chain Launches: Seamlessly connecting (muonizing) all the different blockchains is the next important step in the rollout of our architecture.
More Partners: Continuous onboarding of new projects, currently 28 partners are already building or are currently being assisted by our 40+ engineers to develop their first muonApp!
Real-Time numbers will be released on the Muon Dashboard soon. We continue to create developer relationships and help our partners to muonize their decentralized applications.
Community Incentive Program: Opportunity for the community to team up and help Muonize the world!
DAOMaker SHO (IDO): MUON coin IDO for the vetted and lucky participants of our partner's IDO: the DAOMaker SHO.
Q2 2022 (upcoming)
MuonSwap: IDO for the vetted and lucky participants of our partner's IDO: the DAOMaker SHO.
Token Launch Services: Launch tokens natively cross-chain, using our MRC-20 token standard infrastructure
$MUON Launch: The wait will be over, you'll be able to fill your hearts (and wallets) with $MUON coin
Exchange Listing: Muon Network coin (MUON) Centralized Exchange Listing (CEX), for people uncomfortable with trading on DEXs and owning their own tokens.
Testnet Launch: Public environment for development and testing functions to work with Muon, creating your own Muon Node to stake some mainnet muon and receive rewards!
Q3 2022 (upcoming)
Muon v4: Possible to run a node with a security-stake
Muon DAO Launch: Decentralizing & democratizing the direction of the Muon network
Mainnet Launch: The Muon network goes live into the wild!
MUON NETWORK (MUON) REVENUE STREAMS
Muon Network Crypto Services
All applications built on the Muon Protocol will utilize $MUON tokens. Based on usage, there will be value derived incentive fees for node operators and developers, ensuring both the safety of the network by incentivising nodes and the continual development of Muon Protocol.
Muon B2B Services
Muon will be offering B2B services to other blockchain projects, pre- and post-launch, tailored to their specific needs, such as multi-chain token launch, vesting/claiming, staking/claiming, multi-chain bridges and other web3 systems & tools that can leverage the muon advantages and security features.
MUON NETWORK PRODUCT DIVE
Muon has developed several products that are ready to be used out of the box, as well as being customizable depending on a project's requirements.
Current Muon products and services being built in no particular order:
Oracles in collaboration with DEUS Finance
Muon's decentralised oracles solve many of the issues that industry-standard oracles face, from slow data feeds to single points of weakness. Muon oracles are fast, secure, and fully decentralized. When there is a request for data, Muon nodes secure the data, with our collateral structure, while other nodes work in the background to verify accuracy. We call this process subsequent consensus, and it enables data to be securely acted on, immediately upon signing.
Muon oracles are also customizable depending on the requirements of the dApp, from how many signatures are required to how much collateral the nodes need to provide, and more.
$MUON coin as MRC20 Token Launch
The $MUON token is a key part of the underlying infrastructure which incentivises nodes to sign and verify data cross-chain. All transactions use the $MUON token, and nodes are rewarded for their work.
MRC721 technology & NFT Bridges
Muon is creating permissionless NFT bridges which will completely revamp cross-chain interoperability. Projects will be able to take an NFT contract, deploy it on another chain, bridging all the metadata of that NFTs ID to the target chain in an automated process.
Muon offers a simple solution to NFT projects, automating the process of creating and storing the back-end NFT data, minting, as well as bridging all of an NFTs ID characteristics to different chains.
A crosschain dex powered by multichain state aggregation technology built on Subgraphs and combined with Muon Network, you will be able to create Pools on
Muon 4 gaming & metaverse
Joint venture with other gaming incubators!
- Verifiable Randomness RNG mechanism
- Gaming Anti botting software
- Hedged perpetuals (in partnership with DEUS)
- Fractionalized Bridging (in partnership with DEI)
- permissionless NFT bridge. https://portal.space
- MRC20 and MRC721, MRC1151 Token standards
- Stock API, 50,000 Stock live price feeds
- NFT price floor Oracles
- Muon Launching Services including leveraged Liquidity generation events.
- Cross Chain isolated lending protocol
- Muon Keepers (Guildomat, Claimax, etc Game/Guild multi network/project claiming feature.)
- Muon Data Feeds, High speed Data feeds
- Muon token standard (fully compatible with ERC20 Muon request for Comment, MRC20, MRC721 and MRC1151
- Multichain deployment tools
WHAT TECHNOLOGIES DOES MUON NETWORK USE?
- Threshold Schnorr with Stateless Deterministic Signing from Standard Assumptions
- Distributed Masterkey Generation
- Subsequential Consensus
- Clustered hirachical Networks
- Decentralized Oracle Network
MUON NETWORK MARKETING STRATEGY
The following three pillars will establish Muon Network on the market and generate network transactions/fees, as well as additional revenue-streams from products:
- Partner Products
- Public Node Network
- Muon Products
Launch public node network MUON tokens will be locked to host nodes.
Transaction fees burn MUON tokens.
Partner products - build on muon, bring traffic & more transactions.
Muon Venture Studio with 40+ Engineers helps Projects to integrate Muon Apps for free and without charge, to increase our reach.Fruitful partnerships with great ideas will be whitelabeled and monetized by the Muon Project in collaboration with the partners.
Muon products - built by muon ventures to bring additional revenue.