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Money must serve as money, not a tool of control or intelligence. This is the philosophy of Firo – a digital coin that focuses on exceptional privacy, considering it a basic human right. Cryptocurrencies were conceived as an alternative to the bank system in which users will own their funds and stay independent from those who decide to print money and boost inflation. But in cryptocurrency, your right for privacy is at risk – everything on the blockchain is transparent and visible to anyone. This is where Firo comes into play.

The cryptocurrency works on Lelantus – a next-generation privacy protocol. When you send a transaction, Lelantus burns your coins and hides them in an anonymity set of 65,000 (a set of subjects in which a subject cannot be identified, according to the definition of anonymity). A receiver redeems money from this anonymity pool, hence the link between you and the receiver breaks – the same way it was broken between you and the previous Firo owners.

Currently, Firo is working on deploying Lelantus Spark – a technology that will improve its predecessor by introducing Spark addresses. They cannot be searched on the blockchain, their transaction amounts are hidden, and there are efficient threshold signatures and both incoming and outgoing view key support.

The Firo network is run by Mastenodes – network members that validate transactions. They protect the network from 51% attacks serving an extra security layer on top of the PoW consensus. NOWNodes allows you to access a Firo masternode that you can use to build a wallet, exchange, or any other type of app in the network.

We also provide a connection to a Firo block explorer – a tool that shows the current state of the Firo network, shares data on blocks and transactions. Even though Firo is a privacy coin, the block explorer offers you some relevant data that you can use while developing your Firo-based project.

Firo Major Advantages

  • Increased privacy

    Lelantus and Lelantus Spark protocols ensure a high level of anonymity of Firo transactions. They break links between senders and receivers and make the payments untraceable. The Firo anonymity set is 65,000, which is thousands of times more than in Monero. For better protection and privacy, Firo has implemented Dandelion++ – an algorithm that broadcasts transactions across nodes in a way that makes it impossible to find the way to a node that initiated the money transfer.

  • Secure blockchain accessible to miners

    Firo leverages an ASIC-resistant FiroPoW consensus algorithm that allows individuals to mine the coin with a GPU, which makes the network more decentralized. Firo masternodes serve as the second layer of security over the Proof of Work consensus by verifying all blocks – anyone who’d want to perform a 51% attack would have to control both Firo hashrate and masternodes, which is close to impossible. Currently, there are over 5,000 masternodes in the network.

  • Open Research

    Firo is one of the few crypto projects that do research in blockchain privacy. Each technology including Lelantus and Lelantus Spark is thoroughly studied by the Firo team, and the results are published in academic papers. Firo goes through independent audits that prove the credibility of its infrastructure. The privacy research done by the team impacts the entire crypto industry

Connecting to the FIRO node via NOWNodes lets you focus on your blockchain project without worrying about anything else.

You get a fast connection to the full node, and our amazing API tools guarantee secure and reliable access to the blockchain via an RPC connection. We then monitor and maintain the node for you. And, you are free to ask our 24/7 support team any questions and get your answers in no time!