The Spring Protocol is a blockchain-based, decentralized P2P protocol designed to enforce privacy and prevent deanonymization between peers. Traditional aggregators store data in centralized databases presenting high-value targets for attackers. In contrast, the Spring Network by default does not store or transmit any plain-text, underlying data. Instead, it uses cryptographic hashes, proxy routing, and single-use credentials to facilitate a more secure, anonymous exchange of information about data between network participants. This approach is aimed at drastically reducing both the likelihood and impact of a network hack.