Hermes Protocol is a Web3 notification and communications platform developed on the Radix network, designed to facilitate connections between businesses and Web3 users while preserving privacy and anonymity.
Hermes Protocol delivers real-time notifications for critical on-ledger events, including new Governance Polls, NFT sales, Validator changes, and more. The platform allows dApps to send newsletters without requiring users to disclose their email addresses, thus promoting privacy and anonymity in the Web3 space. Hermes Protocol is compatible with popular platforms like Discord, Telegram, and Twitter, aiming to optimize user experience for both end-users and business partners.
The idea for Hermes Protocol emerged during Terra's second hackathon, where co-founders Sérgio, Ana, and Duarte combined their Web3 knowledge to create a notification platform capable of sending on-chain notifications to Discord and Telegram users.
Sérgio has experience in online communities and software automation. His past positions include roles at Aptoide, Talkdesk, and AXA. He also co-founded a gaming events company in Portugal and worked with AXA in Belgium.
Ana is skilled in data analysis, fencing, and logical thinking. She holds a Master's degree in Management and has worked as a risk modeler at various European banks. Ana is proficient in several programming languages and is a front-end developer.
Duarte is a full-stack developer with an interest in bots and automation. He met Sérgio in the "Among Us Portugal" online gaming community and contributed to the development of a community bot that streamlined gaming sessions.
Hermes Protocol aims to reach 100,000 unique users within one year following Babylon's launch. The team plans to increase the user base by partnering with wallet providers such as Xidar, Z3us, Stream, and the official Radix Wallet. Additionally, Hermes Protocol is focused on business expansion, targeting 200 paying businesses through various marketing channels.
Hermes Protocol faces competition from projects like Push (previously called EPNS), Notifi, Dialect, Mailchimp, and SendGrid. However, Hermes Protocol's business model, which does not charge end-users, may be more suitable for long-term adoption and Web3 integration.