|ICO Name||Mask Network|
|Start Date||fevereiro 23, 2021|
|End Date||fevereiro 24, 2021|
## What Is Mask Network (MASK)?
Mask Network is a protocol that allows its users to send encrypted messages over Twitter and Facebook. It essentially acts as a bridge between the internet and a decentralized network running on top.
Mask Network was initially launched in July 2019, with its first use case of allowing Facebook and Twitter users to encrypt posts on the social media platforms. It then raised $2 million in a funding round in November 2020, co-led by HashKey and Hash Global, and a further $3 million funding round in February 2021 with participation from Digital Currency Group and Fundamental Labs.
Now, Mask Network offers the ability to fund Gitcoin grant campaigns directly from Twitter, as well as plans to offer peer-to-peer payments and decentralized storage functionality. It is a decentralized portal that also allows users to use [DApps](https://coinmarketcap.com/alexandria/glossary/decentralized-applications-dapps) like crypto payments, decentralized finance, decentralized storage, e-commerce (digital goods/[NFTs](https://coinmarketcap.com/alexandria/glossary/non-fungible-token)) and decentralized organizations ([DAO](https://coinmarketcap.com/alexandria/glossary/decentralized-autonomous-organizations-dao)) over the top of existing social networks without migrating, creating what is referred to as a decentralized Applet (DApplet) ecosystem.
### Who Are the Founders of Mask Network?
Mask Network is a startup founded by Suji Yan. Prior to founding Mask Network, Yan had founded Dimension.im, which is a series of products meant to advocate for social liberty along the cypherpunk movement, specifically “Right of Cryptography and Freedom of Interpretation.”
#### What Makes Mask Network Unique?
The Mask Network allows users to add a level of privacy to their online interactions. By letting users send encrypted messages to friends, send and receive cryptocurrency and share files, and interact with DApps, all on a decentralized level.
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#### How Many Mask Network (MASK) Coins Are There in Circulation?
In February 2021, Mask Network launched their MASK governance token, which aims to help the Mask Network in its aim to build a bridge between Web 2.0 and Web 3.0.
The MASK governance token is governed by a decentralized autonomous organization (DAO) called the MaskDAO. Token holders can vote on key decisions for the MaskDAO, where each one MASK represents one vote. At the genesis, 100,000,000 MASK tokens were created, and the rest of the supply will be unlocked over a three-year period.
7% of the MASK supply goes to a “Community Public Offering,” while [another portion](https://cryptobriefing.com/mask-network-readying-token-airdrop-coming/) of the tokens will go to the reserve (39.55%), early investors (14.25%) and the team (23%).
### How Is Mask Network Secured?
Mask Network runs on the [Ethereum](https://coinmarketcap.com/currencies/ethereum/) network, which is currently transitioning to [proof-of-stake](https://coinmarketcap.com/alexandria/article/proof-of-work-vs-proof-of-stake).
### Where Can You Buy Mask Network (MASK)?
You can buy Mask Network (MASK) on some top ranked exchanges including [Huobi Global](https://coinmarketcap.com/exchanges/huobi-global/), [OKEx](https://coinmarketcap.com/exchanges/okex/), [Balancer](https://coinmarketcap.com/exchanges/balancer/) and [1inch](https://coinmarketcap.com/exchanges/1inch-exchange/).
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