Nuo Payments Network | Nuo

Bi-directional payment channels

This allows participants to pay each other off-chain multiple number of times and only broadcast final balances to the network based on business rules defined in the smart contract. It supports most digital assets and is seamlessly integrated with the card network. For expanding the network globally and reducing costs further, Nuo Payment Network would be available to businesses, trading platforms and liquidity providers with cross blockchain integration and REST APIs.

Features

Multi Asset Support

Users can pay using any currency while merchants can accept payment in any currency, both crypto and fiat.

Instant Payments

Transfers can be confirmed in milliseconds as opposed to minutes and hours required today.

Highly Scalable

Scales linearly with the number of participants. Capacity to process millions of transactions every second.

Trustless

Neither users, liquidity providers nor businesses rely on anyone other than the algorithm of the underlying blockchain.

Global

Accepted by over 30 million online and offline merchants worldwide. Users can pay anybody anywhere in the world at the tap of a button.

Private

Driven by privacy, network ensures that individual transfers do not show up in global shared blockchain. Only the user can see his transactions.

Secure

PCI/DSS Compliant state of the art platform, Payment Channels with 2 out of 3 multisig transactions and hashed time lock smart contracts.

Ultra Low Cost

Transactions occur off-chain reducing the cost of each transaction. As volume grows, transaction costs will tend towards zero.

Full Control

Users retain full control over their assets and private keys.

Building Blocks

Users and Businesses

Generate demand in the network for the transfer or movement of assets between each other. They are both producers and Consumers in the network.

LPs and Banks

Exchanges, traditional and Crypto banks and other LPs become core nodes in the Nuo network. They create payment channels to users, other LPs and businesses providing Crypto and Fiat Liquidity in the network.

Hashed Time Lock Contracts

HTLC combines the concept of a time-lock with a hash-lock. Nuo uses HTLCs and Payment Channels to form Cross-Chain Payment Channels.

Payment Channels

A payment channel is a Lightning Network feature that gives two parties the possibility to make a number of transactions that aren’t recorded on the blockchain (off-chain).

Nuo Routing Protocol

NRP constructs the route for each transaction. For cross-chain transactions, LPs with best realtime conversion rates are selected providing users and businesses with cheapest-possible transactions.

How it works

01

Find Best Route

A Route comprises of an ordered set of all the blockchains and Liquidity Providers involved in the transaction. Payment Channels are used to connect the different blockchains and LPs together using a common hash function via HTLCs. Amongst all possible routes, the one with the least end-to-end transaction cost is selected in realtime.

02

Send transaction

Sender sends transaction request to recipient. Recipient generates a secret 'x', hashes it and sends back to the sender. Sender uses this hash to initiate the transaction and generate a conditional payment to the first LP. The LP forwards the transaction to the next entity thereby connecting Payment channels between different blockchains and LPs to the next entity enroute via HTLCs. Once the recipient receives the conditional payment from the last LP enroute, he reveals the secret 'x' to the sender and all the other entities involved knowing that he can safely redeem his money.

03

Settle Transaction

Once every member of the route has the secret 'x', each member uses it to settle their respective transactions back into the channel. This is done by finalising the final balances of each channel and updating the Payment Channel state to the final balances and invalidating the HTLC. In case transaction fails due to any reason, funds are returned back to the sender once time lock of the HTLC expires.

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