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Onionr ("Onion Relay") is a decentralized/distributed peer-to-peer communication network, designed to be anonymous and resistant to (meta)data analysis, spam, and corruption.

Onionr stores data in independent packages referred to as 'blocks'. The blocks are distributed to all interested nodes. Blocks and user IDs cannot be easily proven to have been created by a particular user. Even if there is enough evidence to believe that a specific user created a block, nodes still operate behind Tor and as such cannot be trivially unmasked. Anonymity is achieved by a stateless network, with no given indication of what node a block originates from. Through message mixing and key privacy, it is intended to be nigh impossible to discover the identity of a message creator or recipient.
Onionr stores data in independent packages referred to as 'blocks'. The blocks are distributed to all interested nodes. Blocks and user IDs cannot be easily proven to have been created by a particular user. Even if there is enough evidence to believe that a specific user created a block, nodes still operate behind Tor and as such cannot be trivially unmasked. Anonymity is achieved by a stateless network, with no given indication of what node a block originates from. In fact, since one is not required to participate in routing or storage to insert a message, blocks often do not originate from any identifiable node.

Via long-term traffic analysis, a well funded adversary may discover the most probable node(s) to be creating a set of related blocks, however doing so would only lead them to a node behind Tor. As the first node that a block appears on is almost always not the creator of the block, there is plausible deniability regarding the true creator of the block.
Through message mixing and key privacy, it is intended to be nigh impossible to discover the identity of a message creator or recipient. Via long-term traffic analysis, a well funded adversary may discover the most probable node(s) to be creating a set of related blocks, however doing so would only lead them to a node behind Tor. As the first node that a block appears on is almost always not the creator of the block, there is plausible deniability regarding the true creator of the block.

Onionr gives the individual the ability to speak freely, without fear of surveillance and censorship.

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Onionr can be used for mail, as a social network, instant messenger, file sharing software, or for encrypted group discussion.

The whitepaper is available [here](docs/whitepaper.md).
Due to the nature of anonymity, the graph as implemented in this reference network is dense, undirected, cyclic and can be disconnected. As a result, current scalability is poor but sufficient for high latency communications. As the need arises isolated stream solutions may be implemented (in a manner similar to described in the Bitmessage whitepaper). Since Onionr is technically just a data format, any routing scheme can be used to pass messages.

![Tor stinks slide image](docs/tor-stinks-02.png)
The whitepaper is available [here](docs/whitepaper.md).

## Main Features



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