Decentralized, P2P Network

Decentralized, P2P Network

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.

Proven, Modular Cryptographic Design

Proven, Modular Cryptographic Design

The Spring Protocol relies on established implementations of well-understood cryptographic primitives. No cryptography beyond hash commitments, digital signatures, symmetric encryption, and threshold encryption is required to implement the Spring Protocol. It is designed with modularity to ensure any component can be replaced in response to improvements in cryptographic research. All credentials can be pro-or-retroactively rotated, and compromise prevention, detection, and recovery strategies are built into every network node to minimize risk.

Enterprise-Grade Scale

Enterprise-Grade Scale

Built with the enterprise in mind, the Spring Protocol is designed to efficiently process large, exponentially-expanding datasets with the strong security and privacy standards that are foundational to the network. By avoiding raw data transmission, distributing metadata and commitments across a decentralized set of storage-optimized relayer nodes, avoiding server-side computation, and making heavy use of concurrent processing, the Spring Network will process billions of data points from our partners, with capacity for much more.