Nimiq describes itself as a decentralized, censorship-resistant payment protocol native to the web, with its own ecosystem of apps. The browser-first blockchain approach means that users directly connect to the blockchain with nothing more than a browser.
Nimiq co-created a new consensus algorithm called Albatross, which reportedly reaches the maximum theoretical limit for a single-chain Blockchain. This Proof of Stake algorithm is currently being implemented in the Nimiq Blockchain, adding: Staking, ~1sec confirmations and +1000 transactions per second.
Team Nimiq also created technology aimed at mass adoption like Nimiq OAIS, a non-custodial FIAT HTLC that allows users to buy/sell Crypto to Fiat directly, with no middle-man.