Privacy is a cryptonetwork to deliver incognito mode for other cryptonetworks like Bitcoin and Ethereum.
- What is Incognito (PRV)?
Incognito is a global community of privacy-minded builders seeking to protect the world from surveillance and control.
We build privacy-protecting, blockchain-based financial products for the future of money. All development is open-source and progress is publicly viewable.
- How was Incognito (PRV) launched?
Incognito launched its mainnet in November 2019 as a privacy-protecting, high-performance cryptonetworks to deliver incognito mode for other cryptonetworks like Bitcoin and Ethereum. As of January 2020, it has 8 shards powered by over 1,000 validators and has processed over 150,000 privacy transactions – mainly in BTC, ETH, and USDT.
- Who is the team behind Incognito (PRV)?
The founding team consists of a diverse group of 40+ builders. Over the past 2 years, this team assembled itself to tackle a real and pressing danger: the lack of privacy.
Our story is a patchwork of many. Thuc, a professor of applied cryptography at the National University of Vietnam, had been researching post-quantum cryptography, privacy, and randomness for the past 30 years before finally finding the perfect application for their research. Andrey, a physicist from Ukraine, founded Vincoin Cash, a privacy-protecting cryptocurrency, and decided to join forces with the team. Ning used to run Constant, the fastest-growing crypto lending platform in South East Asia, and felt uncomfortable about exposing users’ financial history on public ledgers. Duy, a former competitive programmer at the ACM ICPC World Finals and the former CEO of Autonomous from New York City, had a problem paying 150 employees in 6 different countries, because ERC20 tokens are public. Bao was the former head of engineering at Viettel, the largest mobile network operator in Vietnam with 110M subscribers spread across Asia, Africa and the Americas, and grew frustrated with the monopolistic practices of a huge state-owned telco. Annie was the project lead at Ninja, a crypto prediction market, and experienced firsthand from her users the need for privacy.