The Espers project primary goals are to bring websites on-chain, secure messaging and scaling solutions via sidechains, and X-Nodes to the mainstream. Launched in 2016, Espers leverages a hybrid POW/POS consensus mechanism. The chain relies on a project-developed HMQ1725 specification (modified qark - 17 algorithims hashed 25 times), providing ASIC-resistance and modern mining experiences on existing AMD and NVIDIA hardware. Additionally, holding Espers in its desktop wallet offers opportunities to receive staking rewards. The project is working towards a free and open internet that is removed from censorship and governmental risk.