MUSTEKALA

Making Ethereum blockchain data available
to a peer-to-peer network of light clients

Making Ethereum blockchain data available to a
peer-to-peer network of light clients

a MetaMask Labs project

Running a node is hard

Interacting with the Ethereum blockchain requires access to a node to retrieve the latest data. The blockchain is huge, and running a full node is very resource intensive.

We need options for access

Most applications access blockchain data through a small handful of providers, creating silos of information where data is redundant but not highly available. Unchecked, this trend will continue towards centralization.

Merkle slices for all!

Mustekala offers an alternative approach by using the libp2p network stack (the same technology that powers IPFS) to make Ethereum data available as ultra-light, content-addressed elements.

The fox network

This is made possible by a p2p overlay network we call "Kitsunet." Imagine if your MetaMask client were one participant in a massive mesh that helped make blockchain data available to all types of devices, from phones to browsers, IoT hardware, even miners!