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Mixnet for Internet anonymity

Nym's plan hinges on an internet protocol called mix network, or mixnet. First proposed in the 1980s, a mixnet jumbles and randomly reroutes internet communications through a series of proxy servers – or "nodes" – thus covering the tracks of each message before it is delivered to its recipient, making it harder for snoopers to understand who is talking to whom.
-- Gian Volpicelli, Wired UK