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NuCypher Fundamental Analysis
NuCypher (NU) is a token powering NuCypher network – a decentralized key management service (KMS). NuCypher works as a privacy layer on top of the Ethereum blockchain, providing additional encryption options to the data being exchanged on blockchain-based Dapps and facilitating key management operations.
NuCypher was founded in 2015 as an encryption service protecting the data being moved or stored on the cloud. The product has quickly found its customers in industries highly sensitive to information safety, like healthcare and banking. As the service continued to prove its value, the founders decided to expand into the blockchain space. After several rounds of testing, in October 2020 NuCypher launched its mainnet.
NuCypher doesn’t offer its services to the end users, focusing on serving blockchains themselves instead. The service description involves a lot of highly technical details mostly irrelevant to the ordinary users, but the founders are hoping that in time NuCypher will become a security protocol of choice for Dapp developers.
NuCypher token is used for staking by node providers and for governance purposes. Note that in June 2021 the community voted to merge infrastructure with another crypto security project, Keep. This union is called KEaNU, but the principal products will stay separate. The merger is going to take place by the end of the summer of 2021, with the new token – T – issued to NuCypher and Keep holders.
NuCypher Live Price Chart
NuCypher initially started trading at ~$0.2 upon its release in October 2020. Its price then dropped down to $0.06-$0.07 but didn’t stay there long, as the token’s Coinbase listing in December pushed it as high as $0.3. Then, after experiencing a lull, NuCypher had joined the crypto market bull run, hitting an all-time high of $1.13 on February 21, 2021. The price has been slowly but steadily climbing down since then, reaching about ~$0.2 by late June. This decline was probably caused by a combination of the general market downturn and the news of the coming merger with Keep, which introduced a great deal of uncertainty into the future of the NuCypher token. But many of the more optimistic investors still have faith in the project, pointing out that NuCypher is a young project with solid fundamentals and a lot of potential.