How would you explain Nillion?

Hi there. How would you explain Nillion to someone who has no knowledge about it without getting deep down in technical details? For example:

Imagine Nillion as a safe where you store your sensitive information. This safe is protected by multiple locks and each lock is controlled by a different person. This way, your information cannot be controlled by a single person or organization and is always safe.

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you have data you want to do something with (eg personal genetic information)
you can’t do this analysis yourself so you need to let something analyze your data
the problem: you don’t ever EVER want anyone else actually having your data
with nillion you can let the world analyze your data without ever needing to actually see your whole data
because every bit of analysis is done independently on a sliver of the data.

you want to read a top secret letter that’s in french, and you don’t know french. so what do you do? you cut out all the words from the page (and only you know how to arrange them), and give each word to a different french speaker. they tell you what the words mean, and you piece the page together yourself.

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Nillion is creating humanity’s first blind computer…but what does that mean?

It means that Nillion is like a digital post office, transferring information between two or more entities in a completely private manner.

What makes Nillion unique is that the information (i.e. letters or packages) that’s being transferred, is cut up into little unidentifiable pieces until it reaches its destination. This means that even if Nillion wanted to, they have no way of finding out what is being transferred.

In short: Nillion is the first data operator without access to its data, making it completely private and secure.

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Imagine you want to allow your girlfriend to use your mobile phone, but without revealing all your secret messages with your hot side chick. Easy, wrap your mobile phone into Nillion, your beloved girlfriend will be able to use it without actually seeing its content. Thanks Nillion!

Now, replace the mobile phone with your health records and your girlfriend with a start-up that needs people health records to research a cure for cancer. The start-up will use people data without actually see it. Thanks Nillion!

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Should be able to my our internet data secret with the use of Ai

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When you post in your vote to a political ballet, the envelope is sealed and no one can know your vote, but it is still counted towards the final tally.

Nillion does this, but for everything. Every piece of information, every bit of your data, can be securely stored, sent and calculated on by anyone or anything.

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Got valuable data but don’t want to compromise your privacy? Nillion’s got you covered. It’s like a secret keeper for your info.

Think of it this way: You’ve got a secret letter in a language you don’t understand. You cut it up, give bits to different people who decode it for you. Nillion does the same, but with your data.

Nillion acts as a middleman, ensuring secure data transfer without ever peeking at your info. It’s like letting someone use your phone without them seeing your messages. :slight_smile:

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This isn’y my writing but I found it on the discord group written by someone called @tony181 and thought it deserves to be here, rather than get lost in the chat thread.

Imagine that you have a secret message that you want to share with your friends, but you don’t want anyone else to see it. You could use a code or a cipher to encrypt your message , but then you would have to tell your friends the key to decrypt it , which could be risky. What if there was a way to split your message into many pieces, and send each piece to a different friend, without revealing the original message or the key? And what if your friends could still do some calculations with the pieces, such as adding them, multiplying them, or comparing them, without knowing what they mean? And what if you could get the results of those calculations back, and reconstruct your original message from the pieces, without anyone else being able to do so? That’s basically what Nil Message Compute (NMC) does. It is a technique that allows nodes (computers) in a network to store and process data in a secure and verifiable way, without having to communicate with each other . The data is transformed and particalized, meaning that it is changed and split into smaller units, and then distributed across the network. The nodes can then perform computations with the data particles, such as finding the average, the maximum, the minimum, or the sum, and return the results to the end-point (the person or entity that requested the computation). The end-point can then reconstruct the original data from the results and the particles, using a special algorithm.

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Isn’t that what any MPC does?

Imagine that you have a secret message that you want to share with your friends, but you don’t want anyone else to see it. You could use a code or a cipher to encrypt your message, but then you would have to tell your friends the key to decrypt it, which could be risky.

What if there was a way to split your message into many pieces, and send each piece to a different friend, without revealing the original message or the key? And what if your friends could still do some calculations with the pieces, such as adding them, multiplying them, or comparing them, without knowing what they mean? And what if you could get the results of those calculations back, and reconstruct your original message from the pieces, without anyone else being able to do so?

That’s basically what Nil Message Compute (NMC) does. It is a technique that allows nodes (computers) in a network to store and process data in a secure and verifiable way, without having to communicate with each other. The data is transformed and particalized, meaning that it is changed and split into smaller units, and then distributed across the network. The nodes can then perform computations with the data particles, such as finding the average, the maximum, the minimum, or the sum, and return the results to the end-point (the person or entity that requested the computation). The end-point can then reconstruct the original data from the results and the particles, using a special algorithm.

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Nillion is creating a Layer that allows us to share our information privately. Not even those processing your data can peek in, so there will be no data breaches.

This is ground breaking, because it allows us to share date with AI, without worrying about data leak. It also enables personal data to be used in research and analysis, while those data and sources remain private. This is very useful in medical research, using AI as personal assistant, advancing democracy, etc.

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The Nillion Network offers a secure and decentralized architecture for the transfer, storage, and computation of sensitive data. It provides a comprehensive set of services to the developer community, enabling them to build secure and decentralized applications :pray:

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