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Can my node be used for illegal activities? How do we protect node runners?
Can my node be used for illegal activities? How do we protect node runners?
Andzej Korkuz avatar
Written by Andzej Korkuz
Updated over a week ago

Verified traffic only

MystNodes offers the option to only accept verified traffic from our B2B partners who we vet and work with contractually. These businesses must use our services in accordance with their local laws. While we cannot say it’s 100% safe, it is incredibly rare and if anything illegal were to happen, our partners are required to take full responsibility.

While we do as much as possible to protect nodes and prevent “bad” traffic, in reality most of the traffic is safe. The vast majority of traffic passing through exit nodes is legal and legitimate. Additionally, all connections are secured and any traffic running through your node is encrypted.

It's also worth noting that our network is not designed to facilitate illegal activity, and the vast majority of users are law-abiding individuals who are simply seeking greater online access, privacy and security online. In fact, many journalists, activists, and researchers rely on such networks to protect their online communications and research from prying eyes.

Certain locations and our recommendations

  • Don’t enable “Public” traffic if you’re based in the following countries: Canada, U.S., UK, Italy, Australia, Germany or India.

  • For those who have a greater technological understanding of how to run an exit node safely and protect the privacy of their node running activities from ISPs, you are welcome to accept all “public” traffic.

  • In certain countries you should not encounter issues by running a node, as their laws are much more relaxed. If you accept “public” traffic, you increase your risk factor but with it, significantly increase your earning potential.

  • Please make sure you’re up to date with the regulations in your country.

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