IGNIS Airdrop

The holiday season is upon us and soon free IGNIS tokens will rain down into your Nxt accounts! 500M IGNIS tokens will be airdropped on NXT coin holders at the New Year!

What is Going On?

On Dec 28, 2017: a snapshot of the Nxt blockchain will occur:

Jelurida takes a snapshot of all NXT accounts with everything in them, including the NXT you hold, your registered aliases, account properties, your NxtAE (asset exchange) portfolio, Marketplace items, Monetary System coins, etc. The state of the blockchain. Your NXT balance @ the snapshot block determines how much IGNIS you will get: 1 IGNIS per 2 NXT.

With the snapshot block, some coins and trading markets will be temporarily frozen.

These tokens will, temporarily, become untradeable: ARDR (the Nxt asset which represents ARDR tokens on the Ardor blockchain platform), JLRDA (which represents the IGNIS tokens sold during the ICO), Janus (which will be re-issued on IGNIS/Ardor), and also BITSWIFT, which will be reborn as an Ardor child chain, along with Ignis, with the Ardor Genesis block.

The Ardor platform and its first child chains will launch on 1/1-2018 0:00 ETC.

From that moment, when the Genesis Block is forged, the markets for the beforementioned tokens are open again. For every 1 NXT you have in your Nxt account on Dec 28, at the time of the snapshot, you will find an additional 0.5 IGNIS, on the Ardor blockchain. You can already log in to the Ardor testnet with you current Nxt account ID and see how it works. Also, 10% of the BITSWIFT child chain tokens will be distributed to IGNIS holders. Not because of the JPL license, but because Bitswift has decided to reward the Nxt and Ignis community, with an extra Xmas gift to holders!

NXT and IGNIS

IGNIS is the transactional token of the unrestricted open to all blockchain 2.0 Ignis child chain, spawned from Ardor, the scalable disruptive platform that Jean-Luc, Nxt lead developer since 2013, and Jelurida, have created.

Those that listened know that the Nxt platform will not become obsolete but will be taken care of, as a perfect showcase for Jelurida and a still relevant featureful public blockchain, under the JPL license. The JPL (Jelurida Public License) aims to protect investors in the NXT token, while at the same time keeping the core code open source. According to the JPL, any clone of Nxt must distribute 10% of the newly issued tokens among NXT holders, proportionally according to their stake in NXT.

Jean-Luc explained:

[With JPL], unlike the GPL, in addition to the copyright owner (Jelurida) any token holder can initiate a claim, because he has incurred a loss. It will also be much more straightforward to demonstrate the total monetary value of such losses, as 10% of the marketcap of the infringing clone.

IGNIS inherits all the features of NXT. Plus more. Much more.

Ignis is spawned from Ardor. The Ardor server software can run on a mobile phone, a Raspberry Pi or a VPS, and anyone with ARDR can earn fees from forging ChildBlocks (blocks of bundled transactions made on Ignis and other Ardor child chains). Forging is Nxt and Ardor PoS’s equivalent to PoW “mining” and secures the full Ardor network.

Other ways to support and monetize the network is (currently) Bundling or running Archival Nodes.

Child chain transactions are not forged on the child chain but are bundled and sent in blocks to the Ardor parent chain, which forges, files, and secures them. Anyone can become a Bundler, and bundle child chain transactions. It takes ARDR to be a Bundler, because the Bundler must transfer ChildBlocks (those consisting of bundled child chain transactions) to the Ardor parent chain. Ardor only accepts ARDR. Bundlers are paid in child chain tokens for their service. They set their own fee.

Archival Nodes expand the default network when it comes to storing data on the blockchain. Messages sent between accounts as well as other kinds of encrypted or public data uploaded to the network are “pruned” from child chains. Only hashes are stored, which makes the child chains scalable – unnecessary bloat is removed at regular intervals. Archival Nodes, on the other hand, store pieces of data, so they can be dug up and used. Thus, Archival Nodes provide a distributed data storage network to Ardor’s blockchain ecosystem – which, of course, also can be monetized. This is already built into the platform. The first archival node service provider will be Jelurida, but competition is welcomed.

Smart Blockchain

IGNIS lives on and communicates with this full network. It’s part of a scalable platform; Ardor, the advanced EXISTING BaaS platform, which allows transactions to be sent across the full network of child chains, globally. For example, an asset that is issued on Ignis will become instantly tradeable on all child chains that support the AE. Be they business token child chains or simple gateway child chains with tokens pegged to other cryptocurrencies or a bank/government-backed fiat coin, like DKK, EUR, USD, YAN, which you can deposit/withdraw directly to your bank account. On top of this, Asset tokens can be issued with their own unique rules set and specified- like, if they can be traded by all, or only by selected accounts, pre-approved by the issuer of the asset, or tagged in the blockchain as KYC/AML/CTF compliant accounts. Also, Ignis currency tokens (MS-coins) can be traded between child chains. Whatever you do, you can scale it. Whatever you do, it is in your control, finally.

I think that the Nxter Magazine should soon begin talking about use cases. Or about building commercial applications on the public blockchain. Maybe we could even run a contest! Describe a use case that solves a problem for you, and win!

It could be a lot of fun. Those that win the contest by vote, could get an advisory board, some initial funding, marketing and possibly a partnership arrangement with core Nxters. Nxt, IGNIS, and Ardor are supposed to solve real problems, you know, and the tech is capable of it. As IGNIS and ARDR appreciate in value, and with our sponsorship with Jelurida we *could* make this happen. Follow, learn about Nxt and Ardor, sign up for the news. Maybe we will make such a contest. Until then, feel free to post ideas for use cases in the comment field. Here’s why:

Use Cases

One of the most important aspects of Ignis is what it offers to the developer; e.g. businesses, local societies and even to national governments. All the advanced basics of connecting your use case to the blockchain are covered. Tested, reviewed and approved in the wild, Ignis (and the NXT and Ardor platforms) offers working executable secure inbuilt smart contracts, that developers can combine into the use cases he/she/the customer wants, as easy as with Lego bricks, with the API.

Right off the bat, Ardor is a well-prepared infrastructure of an entire economic system, with all its twists and turns, an infrastructure built on the blockchain, which is ready to go global on January 1st.

New GUI’s, apps and Dapps (decentralized apps) are expected to emerge:

Bitswift:

The child chain infrastructure seemed to solve all of the problems we were looking at, blockchain bloat, reducing fees, fast confirmations, everything we want it comes with to start building on.

Our rewards network is built on top of this blockchain technology which ensures stability, reliability and transparency, while maintaining exceptional performance.  

Dan Charbonneau, CEO of CBT Nuggets:

[Our] learners will buy training content with crypto and consume the content. We’re developing a cryptocurrency to be deployed as an ARDR child chain that will provide a financial incentive to learning. There are quizzes throughout the content so you can prove you learned the material. When you answer the quizzes correctly, 30% of your purchase price is returned to you. In addition, everything you learn is stored in the blockchain so we will maintain a lifelong record of learning for you.

When you interview for a job, you’ll be able to show the interviewer everything you’ve learned. The transcript will of course be private only for you and shared with the people you choose. The value of our cryptocurrency will be pegged to ARDR on a 1-to-1 basis. The initial launch will be with 50M of the new cryptocurrency paid for with 50M ARDR. The currency will be redeemable on a 1-to-1 basis for ARDR so it has value out of the gate.

I’m hoping this changes education worldwide, providing greater access to quality content and adding competition and the principles of the free market economy to education at all levels.

Alex Pfeiffer, University of Danube – Center for Applied Game Studies:

As we talk on a daily basis with Jelurida (…) at the moment I am 100% sure about doing the following “proof of concepts”. I can speak about my plans but I don’t like to reveal any partners before the ink is dry ;).

Doing my research for several months I switched all my developing plans first from Ethereum to Ethereum Classic and finally decided to fully go on Nxt and later Ardor for my plans regarding setting up new ecosystems.

I also decided to work with Ardor and Nxt for a very simple personal reason. I am economist, social scientist, game designer and conceptional developer. I am not! a “real” technican. Working with Ardor gives me the chance to understand most of the stuff the tech people are doing with it and it enables me to chance things and not crashing the system.

Adel:

Adel is built on the Nxt platform which has numerous features that will be extended to the Adel ecosystem. [Adel] will move to the Ardor platform, once it is deemed suitable. With this foundation of advanced blockchain features, the Adel ecosystem can focus on project development, best-in-class business practices, and an efficient and self-sustaining community. Adel will continue to capitalize on the features of Nxt and Ardor as both evolve.

So, What Is Next?

The “Bitcoin-thing: transferring money, is one use case of the blockchain; but Ignis and Ardor bring ALL the Blockchain 2.0 ideas to life. Ideas like running secure proven smart contracts on a scalable decentralized blockchain infrastructure, not with the old energy-wasting PoW algorithm but an energy efficient and green 100% PoS algorithm.

You can build decentralized applications with little coding experience on Ignis. Run your own business on Ignis, even create a DAO. Or with Ardor you can get your own child chain, it’s scalable, connected to the network. The impact and transformative nature of the changes to businesses and governments that the Ardor / Nxt / Ignis blockchains bring are unimaginable.

To old Nxters, this is not news. But it must be said: on January 1st, 2018, Ignis, Bitswift and Ardor will launch. Almost everything envisioned by the great, early Bitcoin (and Ethereum) blockchain visionaries will be doable and live with Ignis and Ardor. One can only hope that the launch on Jan 1st will spark a disruptive network effect. And oh yes, you can be part of it! Begin by sharing this article.

Learn about the utilities of Nxt and Ardor, and apply it to your own life and see which problems you can solve with it. Share it with us.

Exchanges

We have all seen the price of NXT and ARDR increase. I see it talked about a lot in forums, slacks, and on social media, and I spend a lot of time giving answers to folks who want to know if they will get IGNIS, ARDR and BITSWIFT if they hold their NXT on either this or that centralized exchange. Short answer: Why would you?

I have used NXT for a long time. Now Ignis and Ardor are coming. I know, for a fact, that in a not so distant future I will never have to use a centralized exchange ever again. If YOU don’t know that, you don’t know what you’re investing in. You invest in disruptive tech. Not like Jelurida is against the established system, with its taxes and governments, they will work with them all. Yet, their tech is public. Anyone can use it out of the box or build applications on top of it, change things.

Maybe NXT and ARDR exchanges like Bittrex will support the snapshot. Maybe Poloniex will, and AEX, Bitcoin Indonesia, HitBTC, Litebit, all of them – and maybe they won’t! None of these exchanges have made an official announcement about the IGNIS airdrop yet, the date is closing in, but what they all want is to get paid. By Jelurida.

UPDATE: These exchanges have announced support of the airdrop

So you ask me: Will the airdrop be supported by this or that exchange?

No one knows yet. IMHO, centralized exchanges act like they are banks, nowadays. They will list IGNIS, as well as NXT and ARDR, of course, they will, they earn millions in trading fees, but that’s not enough. Profit maximizing middlemen, some of them are, and they do not even provide an indispensable service. We do not really need them. Nxt and Ardor have inbuilt unhackable decentralized exchanges. So, to make sure you get your IGNIS and Bitswift tokens for holding NXT, and your Ardor tokens for holding ARDR, I strongly recommend you to simply claim your own private account on the network.

Create it offline, with a web client, or locally, by downloading and running the NRS client from Jelurida. The web client is the fastest and easiest, requiring only a minute or two of simple setup. Be sure to keep your passphrase safe!

Personally, I care about supporting blockchain technologies that I know will accomplish great things. I do not buy and trade shitcoins. And I do not know how many day traders, dolphins, whales, and bots manipulate the price of each coin, including NXT. That’s not my thing.

Buying cryptocurrencies seem like a (risky) get-rich scheme to a lot of people today. Even “average Joes” seem to think they know the market and that it’s probably a good time to enter. But a lot get burned. There’s no cancellation of transactions. Do your due diligence. Make your own decisions. And never invest more than you can afford to lose.

 

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The ARDR token is trading!

Today, on October 13th, at block height 1000000, or 42 days before the Nxt blockchain’s 3rd birthday, the Nxt 1.0 -> Nxt 2.0 snapshot period came to an end, and 998.999.495 ARDR assets were automatically distributed to all accounts which had held any amount of NXT since the first snapshot was taken 3 months ago.

For every 1 NXT which has stayed in your account since the first snapshot, you’ve received 1 ARDR asset. If you’ve been a NXT hodler for half the period, you’ve received 0,5 ARDR per NXT. (For information about the distribution model read this)

This is the ONLY official Ardor asset:


Live feed from the Nxt AE

NXT and ARDR on exchanges

UPDATE

ARDR < > BTC markets:
https://hitbtc.com/exchange/ARDR-to-BTC
https://bittrex.com/Market/Index?MarketName=BTC-ARDR

Poloniex has distributed ARDR. We’re waiting for them to open a market.

ARDR Marketcap: http://coinmarketcap.com/currencies/ardor/

ARDR assets have been distributed to all NXT-holding accounts on participating centralised exchanges and now need to be distributed among the exchanges’ customers.

The Nxt team writes:

The distribution method used will depend on each respective exchange’s internal architecture, so the Nxt team and community can’t provide a universal solution for Ardor distribution within exchanges.

Poloniex, Bittrex, HitBTC, BTC38, etc., must be contacted directly by their customers for more information about their distribution method, if you haven’t yet received your ARDR.

HitBTC was the first centralised exchange to open a BTC < > ARDR market, but more exchanges are expected to follow soon. As most NXT-exchanges have active Nxt asset markets going too, it will be very easy for them to add ARDR.

Next snapshot – IGNIS

One snapshot remains – if you want to get full value for your NXT.

Ignis will be the first child chain, which is guaranteed to get launched on the Ardor platform. In Nxt 2.0, Ardor is the token used for creating consensus and Ignis will be the first transactional token. It will be created at the Ardor Genesis block. Free Ignis tokens will be distributed with a ratio of at least 1:0.5 to all NXT-holders at Genesis. A last snapshot of the Nxt blockchain will be taken just before that, so Ignis can launch together with Ardor.

Ignis will inherit all the current Nxt core features, but will be have others added and be further developed by the Nxt development team. The snapshot will be taken in Q3 2017.

And the unparalleled Nxt platform?

Nxt will continue, and be supported, by the Nxt core devs.

As the Nxt core developers wrote, in a Q&A session a few days ago:

riker
NXT promoted Jelurida and Jelurida will promote NXT.

jean-luc
There will be small businesses and end users who don’t need, or can’t afford, a private blockchain. Those will continue using Nxt, or start a child chain on Ardor.

riker
We can use the funds we receive from private chains to promote the development of the public chain which will in turn provide marketing and public relation for NXT/Ardor and bring us more private chain business.

ipsec [9:08 PM]
Now its very risky to invest NXT and ADROR…..because after 13 price of NXT will down

jean-luc [9:09 PM]
Everybody expecting a dump after 13th… then everybody would sell before 13th
my guess is, the dump has already happened, but then I am not a trader.
If you dump, what else would you buy that has better “incentive structure”?

And that’s the case. If Nxt is not the platform to start coding your new Ardor Nxt 2.0 projects on, then which?

With the Nxt Foundation marketing it, with an educational book about Nxt 1.0 coming out soon, with businesses rushing in to get into the best blockchain tech before the technology itself disrupts them…. will it be wise to sell NXT?

Jean-Luc:

We have projects using the public Nxt blockchain which will need to be supported for at least the next 2 years and probably longer. We’re also in the process of bringing in more core devs for Nxt as well as for Ardor, with the aim of establishing 2 semi-independent core dev teams.

There has been lot of public FUD and confusion about all of this, so I hope this clears up any questions or doubts that you may have about the future plans for Nxt and Ardor.

In doubt? Get involved.

Join nxtforum.org or the Nxtchat Slack channel:

DeBuNe is currently looking for extra developers to join their distributed team. m19: “We are creating our own custom version of NXT/Ardor and some of the changes you make might even end up in the core, we are in no way competing with them but instead actively supporting it.

https://nxtchat.slack.com/messages/job-offers/mentions/

LQD asset CEO libertynow [2:37 AM]: “If NXT goes below the Oct 4 bottom at 1667 I’ll start getting worried. well, not really. i don’t care that much. I can just use the NXT for divs if I really need to”.

You might also want to read: The Nxt Asset Exchange Tutorial

Congrats with your ARDR assets. Exchanges are open. The future will not be centralised. It will be you.

“The Forging Bounty Lottery campaign” will pay 5 million in rewards to forgers and Nxt nodes

egalodon has come forward with The Forging Bootstrapper initiative;
an account holding 5M NXT, which will be distributed randomly among Nxters forging to help run and secure the Nxt network. The Forging Bootstrapper wants to make it more profitable to forge and run nodes, and thereby build a stronger decentralised Nxt / Ardor network.

‘Forging’ is Nxt’s equivalent to PoW mining. Nxt mining uses a deterministic lottery that grants the right to mine (forge) the next block. With a minimum balance of 1000NXT you are eligible to win the lottery, and thereby earn all the fees inside the blocks you produce. The winning ticket is picked at random, but if you buy several tickets you multiply your chances of winning. Your probability of winning is the number of tickets you bought divided by the total number of tickets sold to everyone participating in the lottery. The probability of winning the forging contest is your NXT balance divided by the total balance of NXT forging throughout the network.

Megalodon writes:

Forging Bounty Lottery campaign managed by Forging Bootstrapper account NXT-HH9F-JMRB-6HRD-HD5ZW is designed to reward active forgers. Transactions with exceptionally high fees will be sent randomly (but not frequently) from the start of Ardor snapshot until the account balance is zero. The lottery is skewed in favour of accounts with smaller forging power. Mining pools are also eligible for this campaign. To increase your chances in the lottery, please identify yourselves here. Thank you.

This campaign is managed such that it is expected to run for some time after Ardor chain is live. Ardor tokens distributed to this account will be rewarded to Ardor forgers while the remaining NXT will continue to be rewarded to Nxt 1.0 forgers even after Ardor is launched.

Some large accounts have opted out of this campaign. Please note that “Lottery Transactions” may accidentally be forged by opt-out accounts due to the non-100% certainty of forging order.

No matter the size of your stake you should forge, either by yourself or by leasing your account balance to a Nxt forging pool. Leasing your balance is of no risk to you. When leasing, you maintain full control of your NXT – the pool simply receives your “effectiveBalance” which is your current forging power. The pool cannot do anything with your NXT account or balance. When you sell/buy NXT during an active lease, what happens is your contribution to the pool is automatically adjusted in the NXT protocol.

You can forge if you’ve had more than 1000NXT in your account for more than 1440 blocks.

All you have to do to forge is start your NXT client, log in with your private key and it will begin forging. There will be a green forging indicator. You forge when you are online.

With the leasing feature it also takes 1440 blocks (24 hours) from you hitting the “lease”-button until your NXT-stake is actively forging in the account/pool that you lease it to. If you’re often offline, leasing your forging rights to a pool may be a good idea, as forging pools are often forging 24/7 365.

How do I lease my forging balance?

Start your Nxt Client, log in with your passphrase.

  • Click your account balance.
  • Click the “Account Leasing” tab.
  • Click “lease your balance to another account”.
  • Insert the account you wish to lease your balance to.
  • Set for how long you want to lease your balance under “period” (it’s expressed in blocks: 1440 blocks = 24h). Default is set to max; 65535, a lease of 65535 blocks is about 46 days.
  • Put in your secret phrase.
  • Click “Lease Balance” button (it costs you 1 NXT to lease your balance).

If you want to leave the pool before the expiration time you’ve set, you can transfer your NXT to another account under your control, forging rights are then transferred to this account. If you transfer the full balance, a balance of 0 NXT will stay with the pool until the leasing period ends.

Who can I lease to – what are my options?

You can lease your balance to a forging pool that:
– pays out all of your forged fees to you or
– donates your forged fees to projects that they select or
– keeps the NXT forged (you personally want to support with your forging fees).

You have to trust the pool to distribute your share to you, as the forging fee stays with the pool.

Pools

Nxtcrypto.org

http://198.211.103.222/howto.html

Nxt forging pool which has been running since May, 2014.

Forum thread: https://nxtforum.org/general-discussion/nxtcrypto-org-leased-forging-pool-only-fees-are-1nxt-to-withdraw/
Pool address: NXT-K5KL-23DJ-3XLK-22222
Pool status: http://198.211.103.222/status.php
Pool earnings: http://198.211.103.222/confirmedearnings.php
Lease fee: 1 NXT. Payout request: done via arbitrary messages, send a message (the content is not important) to request a payout, 1 NXT. Payout transfer: 1 NXT. Distribution: proportional to the forging power.

NXTER.ORG Pool

Nxter Magazine / NXTER.ORG‘s forging node is nrs.nxter.org.

Pool alias: Nxthub1
Pool address: NXT-NYJW-6M4F-6LG2-76FR5

By leasing your balance to alias nxthub1 (acct NXT-NYJW-6M4F-6LG2-76FR5) you support the Nxt network PLUS our work.  :)

Leasing fee is 1 NXT. The NXT’s forged by the pool are donated to the promotion of the Nxt and Ardor Platforms.

Click on your balance in the Nxt Client
> Click Account Leasing
> Click Lease your balance to another account
> Enter account ID or account alias (nxthub1). Choose max period (default).
Lease.

“Lucky Node” lottery

Lurker1 writes:

Now with this lottery you can ‘mine’ coins running a public node on your computer. I think it’s important to reward 0 weight nodes of newbies who set up their first node and want to earn some coins. You get bonus coins for:
* hallmarking your node and having weight>0;
* open API
* open API_SSL
* running an archival node

A random number of NXT coins will be sent every 2 hours to a random node.

To participate in the lottery you must put your NXT address in the nxt.myPlatform property, into the nxt/conf/nxt.properties file.

nxt.myPlatform=NXT-XXXX-XXXX-XXXX-XXXXX

For OpenAPI configuration you must have these set:
nxt.allowedBotHosts=*
nxt.apiServerHost=0.0.0.0

optionally increase the value of nxt.maxNumberOfInboundConnections to make your node more available to peers and increase your odds:
nxt.maxNumberOfInboundConnections=500

and finally restart your node for configuration changes to take effect.

Optionally hallmark your node to get extra bonus for weight>0 on top of lottery prize.

Restart your node for configuration changes to take effect.

Look up your node in https://nxtportal.org/peers and http://peerexplorer.com lists, it must be in both for best results.

NXT-8F28-EDVE-LPPX-HY4E7 is my address from where coins will be sent, don’t put it in myPlatform property. I’ve funded it with a small amount. When it runs out, I hope a whale can contribute little amounts from time to time to keep this lottery going.

Megalodon added:

As this lottery falls within the overall objectives of the Forging Bounty Lottery campaign, it will be supported via donations from Forging Bootstrapper account NXT-HH9F-JMRB-6HRD-HD5ZW. (To receive rewards from both, you need to run a public node AND forge).

How to run a Nxt node

You can run a Nxt node from your home.

Instructions for setting up your node on a Raspberry Pi can be found in this tutorial: http://test.nxter.org/how-to-set-up-a-nxt-node-on-a-raspberry-pi-2/

If you want to set up a node on a VPS (free or paid) or a dedicated server but don’t know how to, emoneyRu will set it up and maintain it for you for free. You can contact him here: https://nxtforum.org/public-nodes-vpss/emoneyru-will-for-free-manage-you-vpss-for-you/ 

But if you want to DIY, here’s a tutorial:
https://nxtwiki.org/wiki/How-To:CreatePublicNode

Other useful links:
Set up Archival node
https://nxtwiki.org/wiki/How-To:CreateHallmark
https://nxtwiki.org/wiki/How-To:CreatePublicNode
https://nxtwiki.org/wiki/How-To:UseSslCerts

Hallmark and earn NSC (Nxt Security Coins)

There are additional rewards to get if you hallmark your node.

A hallmark is a stamp of approval for a Nxt node. By creating a digital signature based on your IP address and secret passphrase, you are verifying that your account ‘owns’ a node and is accountable for it. This helps protect the network from attack, and increases the network’s trust in your node.

As well as receiving extra rewards from the “Lucky Node” lottery by hallmarking your node you will also earn NSC (Nxt Security Coins), a reward coin based on the Nxt Monetary System and created to promote growth and security of the Nxt network. NSC coins can be sold for NXT in the MS Exchange booth.

abctc writes:

MS NSC distribution for hallmarked nodes
– Minimum NRS version : latest and second to latest main release + latest experimental release if presented
– Our node must have seen your hallmarked node, please make sure you have these node in your config “nxt.wellKnownPeers=nsc.nxt.org”
– You can check where your node is active or not: http://nsc.nxt.org:7876/nxt?requestType=getPeers&active=true
– Hallmark check is performed many times per day to ensure we capture as many hallmarks as possible. Captured Hallmarked nodes are saved into a database for use during the fortnight distribution. You can see them here: http://nsc.nxt.org/
– The distribution takes place fortnightly.
– How much MS NSC you earn* depends on the stake you have in the NXT community!
– less than 1000 NXT: 0.02 NSC per day per node (for the small stake holders/ node owners)
– 1000 – 9999 NXT: 0.5 NSC per day per node (normal)
– greater than 9999 NXT: 3.5 NSC per day per node (more trusted nodes)
* Please note, that NSC will be sent every 2 weeks with the bottom line of 20 NSC (to reduce fees). If you’ve earned lower than 20 NSC, they will be transferred to the next 2 weeks’ round.

EmoneyRu can manage your VPSs, for free: https://nxtforum.org/public-nodes-vpss/emoneyru-will-for-free-manage-you-vpss-for-you/

The value of an NSC coin is decided by the community (hint: please help by submitting buy offers on Nxt Monetary System Exchange Booth and/or not selling all of the NSC that you are distributed)! The issuers will never sell issued coins!

Megalodon writes:

This long-running campaign managed by abtc and EmoneyRu using the Monetary System coin NSC exclusively reward hallmarked nodes. Forging Bootstrapper account NXT-HH9F-JMRB-6HRD-HD5ZW will also be supporting this campaign by putting up occasional buy offers that are significantly higher than existing offers.

To benefit from all 3 campaigns, you’ll need to run a public node AND hallmark it AND forge with your NXT balance.

Nxt-ardor-forging-rewards

Source: https://nxtforum.org/general-discussion/5-million-nxt-bounty-for-nxt-ardor-forgers/

Nxt announces: ‘ARDOR’

Nxt-announces-ardor

ARDOR is brought to you by the core development team from Nxt. After years of building and testing the Nxt platform, the team is going to involve the public even more. As the first Blockchain 2.0 platform, the community has continually improved Nxt and now looks forward to release Ardor for companies, organizations, and of course, users.

ar•dor(ˈɑr dər) 
n.

1. great warmth of feeling; fervor.
2. intense devotion; zeal.
3. burning heat.

Also,esp. Brit., ar′dour.

The Nxt core dev team is letting anyone get into the blockchain space with a new child chain platform, ARDOR, which will incorporate the technologies proven for years by the Nxt 1.0 cryptocurrency and blockchain. Soon, anyone will be able to create their own solutions using the blockchain technology with the Ardor child chains.

Nxt is undergoing a dramatic evolution. Research by the Nxt team has led to Ardor, a platform that uses child chains and incorporates all of Nxt’s latest blockchain innovations while being backed by the core developers of Nxt. Ardor is more than just about money: It’s about making a blockchain platform that is open to everyone, from single users all the way up to FinTech startups and governments, and one where anyone can create their own child chain and interact with the whole blockchain ecosystem. That means anyone, anywhere, will be able to utilize blockchain services with relative ease.

We can’t give away too much until the final features of Ardor are tested repeatedly.

A few of the features coming with the new Ardor release:

Blockchain as a Service

Ardor will open blockchain development to organizations and individuals across the world. The high barriers to getting started with blockchain are about to vanish.

Manageable Blockchain Size

Ardor will solve the problem of scalability by separating transactions and data that do not affect security from those that do, and moving all of those that don’t affect security onto child chains. The Ardor team will create the first child chain to house many Nxt 1.0 tools as well as future features. This small size also comes with short transaction times so processes need only a fraction of time compared to Bitcoin to execute functions.

A Decentralized Asset Exchange

Building off of the Asset Exchange on Nxt, Ardor will enable the ability to trade assets on any child chain for any of the child chain tokens. This allows child chains to interact with each other and opens up numerous opportunities for collaboration as well as allow cross chain asset trading, a long-requested feature within the Nxt ecosystem.

Decentralized Voting and Governance Systems

Ardor will be at the core of decentralized consensus in the future. Secure and anonymous voting will be an available feature on all child chains as it is on the Nxt platform.

Phased Transactions

Users can set multiple conditions before a transaction is executed, such as a minimum number of votes and a set amount of time. Like Nxt, Ardor will use Smart Transactions. With this, users will only need to submit the parameters necessary for the transaction and the ID of the functionality they want to use. The transaction process is also completely decentralized. No centralized server, service, or application, like Ethereum’s Oracle, is needed.

“Rather than providing smart contracts, NXT is focused on implementing the important use cases and functions directly into the core of both Nxt and Ardor. This approach has proven to be scalable and secure and will become more so when Ardor is released” – Riker

These are a few of the things Ardor will give you and the cryptocurrency community. As development continues and testing is finalized, you’ll get a detailed analysis of each of the new tools, as well as the core features built into Ardor. We’ll also reveal, step-by-step, a list of our partners and what they’re doing with our technology.

This is all possible because of new developments within the Nxt community. Decision-making and planning is becoming more professionalized. The community and team structure are adjusting to the new demands while the Nxt and Ardor technology remains entirely open source. Ardor is more than a cryptocurrency – it’s a blockchain platform specifically designed to let anyone build decentralized tools with the latest innovations in blockchain technology.

How to get Ardor

You’ll be able to participate in Ardor right away. As Ardor continues testing and development, Nxt 1.9 will be released. With Nxt 1.9, you’ll get your first chance to own a piece of Ardor. All those who hold an amount of NXT will also get a piece of Ardor. Snapshots will start be taken on an hourly basis, starting on July 14th to October 12th. Then, your total NXT will be averaged, and you’ll receive that amount in Ardor tokens on October 12th, which will be freely tradeable up until the Ardor system launches.

At block 1,000,000 on October 12th, 2016, snapshotting will stop, and you’ll be allowed to trade your Ardor tokens in NXT 1.9 in preparation for the launch of the Ardor blockchain.

After Ardor has launched, Nxt 1.0 will remain active and supported. Nxt 1.0 is the giant on which Ardor is built and it will remain running as a core component of the Nxt eco-system, functioning as a complete blockchain solution in its own right, as well as assisting in the development and refinement of the Ardor blockchain platform.

There’ll be a lot more news in the weeks and months to come. Ardor aims to be a powerful platform for users and businesses alike by building on the technology pioneered by Bitcoin and Nxt. If you would like to be a part of it, acquire NXT now and get your stake in ARDOR!

Source: https://nxtforum.org/core-development-announcements/(ann)-ardor-or-nxt-2-0-a-scalable-child-chain-platform/

Forkpay.net – the imminent future of altcoin payments?

Forkpay.net has just released its first browser extension, making it extremely easy for anyone to make payments with altcoins anywhere Bitcoin is accepted.

But take a deeper look at the new startup and what’s going on around it, and you will see that Forkpay has a lot more to offer. Indeed, Forkpay could very well become one of the stepping stones needed for cryptocurrencies and blockchain based tokens to achieve global adoption.

Why alts?

Altcoins improve on Bitcoin and add features to what is still the King of Crypto. For example, BitcoinDark and Dash offer anonymity features. Litecoin is the best-known fork, with faster block times than Bitcoin and a different mining algorithm (scrypt), just like DOGE. By contrast, Nxt uses PoS and offers, besides a payment system using its monetary unit NXT, a whole financial ecosystem of features.

Still, no coin has yet reached anywhere near the degree of adoption that Bitcoin has. Even though Bitcoin is based on old and (arguably) no longer bold code and the growth of both the Bitcoin blockchain and difficulty of mining has meant more centralisation in the Bitcoin network, Bitcoin’s dominant network effect means that it continues to reign supreme (at least for the time being).

There are already lots of places in which to spend Bitcoin. From small private retailers, like ititch.com (anonymous domain registration and hosting), to larger ventures like Gyft, Overstock, Amazon and Virgin Galactic. They all see the potential of blockchain-based currencies and regard themselves as first movers in the developing cryptocurrency-fuelled economy.

So, if you want your own particular altcoin accepted in stores, you have to get out there and start knocking on doors.

At least, that is, up till now.

Pay bills with altcoins

With the Forkpay plugin, which is available as a Chrome extension, and soon to be released for Firefox, you can now visit any online merchant that accepts Bitcoin and pay for goods with your favorite altcoin, starting with LiteCoin, PeerCoin, DOGE, NXT, BitcoinDark, and Dash.

UPDATE: The Forkpay Firefox plugin is now awaiting approval from the Firefox webstore. As soon as it is available, the Forkpay ICO at NXT asset exchange will be complete, and the project will be officially launched.

ForkPay.net is very easy to use: When the extension is installed, every time a Bitcoin address is shown on a site, you will see a Fork logo next to it. To pay with alts, you simply click the fork, choose your coin from the dropdown menu, and make the payment. Forkpay.net converts your altcoins on the fly, and you don’t have to go through any registration process.

Forkpay.net wants to become “the most versatile payment solution for cryptocurrency merchants”, so this is just the beginning. The Lithuanian-based startup has further plans in the pipeline, which are in the process of being coded even as I write this.

Download the free Forkpay Chrome extension from the Google Chrome Webshop.

Crypto currency volatility

There are several players already in the crypto merchant solution field, but where Forkpay.net stands out from the rest is by bringing a BTC > altcoin exchange to the merchant sites (using Coinomat Instant Crypto Exchange’s API), so altcoin users can buy goods, even if the merchant doesn’t accept their altcoin. It’s certainly a problem solver. But will it be enough on its own to enable Forkpay.net to take a significant market share and succeed as a business?

The current volatile monetary value of Bit- and alt-coins is one of the most significant factors preventing wider adoption; many people, understandably, are hesitant to use a unit of monetary value as a means of payment which they cannot depend upon to be as least as good at storing value as their fiat money.

The price of BTC goes up, goes down, and it goes up again – or further down, and because its market cap changes rapidly, investors move in and out of the market, and yes, speculators also try to make huge profits on exchanges, by running pump and dump schemes.

The race is therefore on to solve the riddle: How to create pegged or ‘stable’ cryptocurrencies?

Front-runners include the Nxt platform which, via its Monetary System, now supports the creation of peggable currencies, albeit none have yet been created so it’s not yet known how successful this solution will be in practice.

Another solution provided by the Nxt platform is the Nxt Asset Exchange where you’ll find fiat-pegged assets like CoinoUSD, CoinoEUR, as well as YAN-pegged assets.

Other cryptocurrencies are also in the race to reach the same goal. One of the truly exciting projects still in the pipeline is PAX, a fully decentralized way to peg crypto to anything, which is currently being developed, along with other supporting features, by SuperNET + BitcoinDark lead developer: jl777.

But how hard would it be in practice to integrate such solutions with ForkPay?

Coming up: Fiat pegged crypto

I asked the people behind Coinomat, the crypto exchange responsible for the API that Forkpay uses, and who also happen to be the issuer of CoinoUSD and CoinoEUR on the Nxt AE. Their answer was clear and to the point.

Coinomat:

We’ll do it very soon, also MS [Nxt Monetary System coins] will be integrated.

Now, as already mentioned, Forkpay makes it extremely easy for anyone who owns and wants to spend altcoins anywhere Bitcoin is accepted. A fine business idea, and it sure works like a breeze. But… Will this ever become a truly useful service for the everyday consumer who doesn’t mine altcoins, or who doesn’t just happen to hold a bag of DOGE, BitcoinDark or NXT crypto 2.0 tokens?

It seems so.

Couple the upcoming fiat pegged crypto integration with a nice looking and easy to use browser extension, then look at the roadmap from Forkpay. The browser extension is live, operational and its marketing has only just started. Forkpay’s further development plan includes:

  • release of Firefox plug-ins;
  • a cash-back program for plug-in user;
  • server-side plug-ins for merchants;
  • ‘reverse’ plugin solution, where merchants can get paid in fiat and receive crypto; and also being worked on,
  • paying credit card bills with Forkpay in crypto.

To give you an idea of what the future may hold, let’s see what’s already possible with the solutions we have now. In the not too distant future, these services will most likely be integrated as a self-contained solution by some smart developer or visionary business. We’re still in the early days of the blockchain revolution, so everything will eventually end up being much easier to use. But here’s an approach you can use now:

A 3 step plan to saving money

1: Coinomat

Exchange USD to CoinoUSD, or EUR to CoinoEUR. It’s easy. Your fiat money will not lose value as the Coino assets are pegged to the fiat value.

You earn interest (0.06% daily at the moment, which is 24% per year) just by holding your Coino assets in your safe and personal Nxt wallet. Now that’s a quite a bit more than my bank offers me and no doubt what yours offers you. No registration required and you can withdraw to any VISA/Mastercard whenever you want.

2: Nxt

This is the blockchain 2.0 which secures all your fiat pegged assets as well as, of course, your NXT (the Nxt platform’s monetary unit). This is your money. You own it. Absolutely. Moreover, being secured by Nxt’s decentralized network, it’s 100% safe. By contrast, when you deposit ‘your money’ in a bank account you are by law deemed to be lending that money to the bank. You are in effect, an unsecured creditor of the bank and ‘your money’ is therefore not safe.

You can send or receive any amount of assets, NXT or Nxt MS coins for a fee of 1 NXT. This currently equals €0.01, the amount and destination don’t matter. In comparison, according to the World Bank, sending remittances around the world using the banking system costs an average of 7.37 percent of the amount sent. All in all, cross-border transactions are expected to reach $608 billion in 2015. Now that’s a lot of fees to save.

With your funds in the Nxt blockchain, you can also use all the core and 3rd party features in the Nxt network. The decentralized global p2p marketplace. Issue tokens. Invest in promising real world ventures on AE. Play games. Upload data. Torrents. Build a business, crowdfund it. Keep assets, Bitcoin, altcoins and your investments right there in the same wallet, using Nxt Multigateway features.

3: Forkpay 

Go shopping. Pay with NXT (or any of the other integrated altcoins).
Buy goods anywhere Bitcoin is accepted, using the browser extension.

If you’re a merchant, use Forkpay to set up your merchant crypto payment solution.

Cashback? It’s coming.

Direct payments with your fiat-pegged crypto assets (USD/EUR/etc). Very soon.

Why? Forkpay’s exchange rate does not exceed 3%. With Paypal the standard rate for receiving payments for goods and services is 3.9% + fixed fee, and for payments across borders, it’s up to 5.99% + a fixed fee.

Forkpay.net ICO on Nxt AE

You can share profits with Forkpay by participating in their ICO currently taking place on the Nxt AE.

Nxtforum ANN thread: https://nxtforum.org/assets-board/(pre-ann)-forkpay-net/

Forkpay.net is going to follow the standard start-up cycle. This first asset issue is the seed stage investment. Forkpay.net is going to approach venture funds for a second round investment or buy-out in future at which stage asset holders will be able to make an exit or exchange the assets for the ‘real’ equity. This is going to be an experiment with classical seed stage investment made on the Nxt platform.

Forkpay’s revenue model is based on transaction fees. 50% of the profits will be paid out to shareholders.

Asset ID: 4244599378927106120
Total assets sold at ICO: 3 million. ICO asset price: 1 NXT

To learn more about how to use the Nxt Asset Exchange, read this AE tutorial.

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This article is for general information and news purposes only. It does not take into account readers’ personal circumstances or investment objectives. As with any investment, readers should carry out their own due diligence research before making (or refraining from making) any investment decision.

PICISI to release Nxt MS currency ‘Pi’ on August 31st

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Promising Crowdfunding Site Set To Release New Cryptocurrency August 31st

In an effort to raise startup funds to develop what promises to be an innovative crowdfunding site (PICISI.com), PICISI is launching a new cryptocurrency today to coincide with the start of their 15 day crowdfunding effort.

PICISI (Philanthropic Investments and Charity for Inventions, Startups, and Ideas) is a crowdfunding project that has been in development for a number of months.

Pi (PICISI issued currency) is the common name given to the cryptocurrency (currency code: NUMUS) PICISI created 4 months ago that is now ready to be released to the public.

Pi/NUMUS (Latin for currency) was created using the NXT Monetary System. NXT is one of a handful of highly advanced cryptocurrency platforms often referred to as ‘Bitcoin 2.0’ platforms.

Pi was designed to play an integral role in the long-term business development of PICISI in the following 3 specific ways: initially, like all national currencies, to raise startup funds; secondly to use in the day-to-day operations of PICISI; and finally to provide a funding resource for major capital expenditures, e.g. Money Services Business licenses for all 50 US states, which could amount to $1M.

PICISI’s mantra is ‘Promotion, Promotion, Promotion’ – this is primarily how Pi will enter the marketplace. Promotion Contractors are self-employed individuals from all around the world who do PICISI assignments. They are primarily writers, but also video producers, graphic artists, marketing professionals, and social media experts. Once registered, Promotion Contractors are able to work on various PICISI assignments to earn Pi.

Knowing that cryptocurrencies are notorious for being volatile investment instruments, PICISI plans to provide Pi with a level of stability by instituting a value adding ‘rebuy’ plan – as PICISI earns fiat, it rebuys Pi on the open market.

As a crowdfunding site PICISI expects to earn revenue primarily through fees charged to campaigns, and through various sponsorship opportunities. Under the rebuy plan, earnings in the form of fiat (USD, GBP, CAD, or any other national currency) will be used to buy Pi at public cryptocurrency exchanges. PICISI also indicates that if an official exchange sponsor is in place, all Pi purchases made by it will take place at that exchange.

PICISI sees Pi as an international currency that will fund global entrepreneurship; you can purchase Pi (currency code NUMUS) at the rate of 117.75 NXT per Pi here: https://nxtportal.org/currencies/1350076970661039300, or via any NXT wallet by clicking “Monetary System”, “Currencies”, “NUMUS”, and “Exchange”.

To learn more about Pi, contact PICISI at Pi@PICISI.com

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This article is for general information and news purposes only. It does not take into account readers’ personal circumstances or investment objectives. As with any investment, readers should carry out their own due diligence research before making (or refraining from making) any investment decision.

FinTech Asia trend vote on the Nxt Blockchain

The 29th July was Demo Day for FinTech Startups in Singapore. The biggest event in Asia of its kind!

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During the course of the day Roberto Capodieci of DeBuNe gave a number of presentations  and organised, through Open Trade Docs, a survey of the audience via the Nxt blockchain.

Survey Results:

Q. Which 2 areas should be next in FinTech?

A. Blockchain (25 votes) and Wealth Management (21 votes).

Q. What is missing in the FinTech ecosystems in South East Asia?

A. [Top 2 answers] Cultural change in large institutions to allow innovation (34 votes); improved regulatory frameworks (24 votes).

And here’s the most important result of all from the survey: the number of first time blockchain users (specifically Nxt blockchain users) in the world has increased!

Roberto writes:

As it would have been impossible on the day to have arranged for the participants each to have their own funded and activated Nxt accounts so that they could cast their vote using the Nxt voting system, we instead created a wrapper with a PHP application, and used a single account that sent the votes as messages to itself, and another app that counted the votes.

Users accessed the app either via mobile by scanning a QR code or simply by going to http://demoday.live.otdocs.com

It really wasn’t meant to demonstrate a secure method of voting, but rather to take people who had never used a blockchain before for a micro ride into this world, to trigger their curiosity and desire to learn, and maybe kill the “fear of the unknown” that stops so many from getting started with crypto platforms.

The results of the votes can be seen here: http://demoday.live.otdocs.com/#/results

And the last transactions (so people could see the votes recorded on the blockchain as they happened) are visible here: http://demoday.live.otdocs.com/#/transactions

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Fun fact supplied by m19 of Nxt Forum:

The guy in the front [2nd from left – click pic to enlarge] is Sajid Javid, Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills from the UK.

Hopefully, Mr Javid will have attended one of Roberto’s presentations and learned for himself how the OTDocs system can remove the potential for international trade finance documentation to be misused in fraudulent schemes that cost businesses around the world billions every year.

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Further Information

‘OTDocs is a license fee free Open Source software tool that provides a platform for certification and compliance to online identities and documents as a mean to facilitate document management and process, respect privacy, and prevent international trade finance frauds.’

Press Kit

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The Viral Exchange joins SuperNET

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The Viral Exchange (TVE), project-led by Killakem (founder of Fibre coin and also project leader of Blitz), has just been announced as a SuperNET official partner.

TVE enables users to promote their websites and social media presence whilst earning NXT, Bitcoin and Blitz for their social interactions on all the major social networks.

TVE is the first social exchange platform that allows users to cash out points to digital currencies.

Killakem writes:

The Viral Exchange (TVE) is a next generation social exchange with the goal of monetising social network activity via the blockchain.

TVE is a free social exchange network which helps businesses increase their social network presence and drive users to their websites. The exchange system is very simple: every time a user likes, follows, or views another member’s social media page they receive Viral Points which can then be used to get more followers, likes, views or visitors to their own website or social media pages. The Viral Exchange is the first social exchange platform that allows users to cash out points to digital currencies. Users can earn Bitcoin, NXT and Blitz with their Facebook, Twitter, Google+, YouTube plus many more.

The Viral Exchange is now a SuperNET official partner! TVE will be helping to raise awareness of SuperNET inside and outside of crypto, while also providing free marketing on the platform and exposure through our press releases. TVE will also utilize InstantDEX for automated user withdrawals once its ready and we will be integrating SuperNETs innovative technology with TVE wherever possible.

Version 2 of TVE is currently in beta testing and 100 Blitz is being offered for every new bug found (cosmetic bugs not included).

To find out more, join the Bitalize channel on Slack.

TVE is being redeveloped from scratch, the new platform will utilize an MVC Architecture providing an extensive API. Moreover, the NXT Monetary system will be used as part of our Proof Of Reserve system, this will give users, marketers and asset holders complete visibility of the purchases and withdrawals on The Viral Exchange. Asset holders will not need to rely on the information we give them: all deposits and withdrawals will be publicly available on the blockchain.

[Source: TVE Business Plan]

Working closely with NXtInspect, TVE has recently relaunched its Nxt Asset. ID: 10848741160900045194.

SuperMesh.io test release

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Nxters, get your Raspi2 running;
Grewalsatinder has pushed a SuperMesh.io test release.

Grewalsatinder writes: ‘SuperMesh.io Test Release is a small bundle of applications and services which provides easy access to various decentralized technologies like MeshNET, NXT Full Client, Decentralized DNSs, TOR websites/services (e.g. onion websites).

It’s a basic feature build/OS which enables any person with some technical knowledge to build their own Raspberry Pi device and use it as a smart router providing easy access to MeshNET and Decentralized technologies’.

You can find an updated grewalsatinder’s roadmap for SuperMesh.io HERE.

You can find build updates on SuperMesh’s Github repo https://github.com/satindergrewal/SuperMesh and official forum thread till the official website gets ready.

Note that there aren’t any .nxt websites to explore in the meshnet yet, as we just entered it. Eventually there will be, for example nxter.nxt will be set up soon for you to enjoy in the meshnet. Until then, you can find a list of useful meshnet websites related to the Hyperboria (CJDNS) network here: http://hyperboria.be/.
SuperMesh.io and Nxt are not related to CJDNS and Hyperboria in any way.
This first test release is for Raspi2 users only and will not be stable on older Raspberry Pi models. Upcoming releases may support all the old RasPi models.

SuperMesh.io test relase 0.01

Included Features:
1. NXT Full Node.
2. Updates NXT automatically.
3. Access to .nxt DNS.
4. Decentralized DNS with IPv4 & IPv6 Support.
5. HotSpot WiFi.
6. Access MeshNET services as SuperMesh.io WiFi client with ease.
7. Access TOR services (.onion) as SuperMesh.io WiFi client with ease.
8. Run NXT Full Client using TOR Network.
9. Run NXT Full Client with IPv6 Support Enabled.
10. Easy access to NXT client via web page.
11. Auto Configure CJDNS and connect it to Hyperboria network.
12. Easy access to MeshNET websites/services as SuperMesh.io WiFi client.

NOTE: This test release is still experimental. So, please evaluate it, test it, and if possible break it and/or improve its security features. Then share your findings and any solutions with the community as part of the ongoing process to optimise security and efficient usage. If you do enhance its security, please share your solution, so I can include that in the next build and put your name in credits.

SuperMesh.io Test Release:
Version: Beta 0.01
Date: 12 July 2015
File: SuperMesh.io-beta-0.01-12-07-2015.img
MD5: 7627b0ad853f4989baefc6ee844e8b7b
SHA256: fe52125928e8126cff128d3fe8937731e3fce395d8cf999e07bd04bb80ff3e1c

File Download Link: https://mega.nz/#!rUsiGQRB!6eFNsoUCAnnlnz8wQCM4vBe8iTUEdIa43h6wCtdFpdw

Recommended Hardware:
1. Raspberry Pi 2.
2.1 Edimax WiFi Adaptor – Model EW-7811UN (for WiFi Access Point).
2.2 An additional Edimax WiFi Adaptor – Model EW-7811UN (for connecting your node to existing WiFi connection)
3. Monitor.
4. USB Keyboard & Mouse.
5. HDMI cable.
6. You can use micro USB Charger from most phones and cameras to power your Raspberry Pi.
7. microSD Card (8GB or 16GB) – I used SanDisk Extreme Plus. Little bit faster than usual.

You can follow the standard instructions from Raspberry Pi website to install SuperMesh.io image on microSD card: https://www.raspberrypi.org/documentation/installation/installing-images/README.md

SSH and Terminal Access Details
SSH/Terminal Login:
Username: pi
Password: SpaceMesh

#### IMPORTANT: Change the default Password ####
It’s very important to change your SuperMesh.io node’s default login password to something different and stronger. You can change the password after logging in to SSH or Terminal using command ‘sudo raspi-config’. Use arrow keys and select second option ‘Change User Password’ to enter new password.

WiFi Access Point Access Details 
WiFi Access Point Info:
Default SSID: SuperMesh.io WiFi
Default Password: SpaceMesh.org

#### How to change your default WiFi Access Point’s Password ####
Default password of WiFi Access Point can be changed from file /etc/hostapd/hostapd.conf
Open the file and change the value of ‘wpa_passphrase’.

#### How to connect your SuperMesh.io node to existing WiFi connection ####
For that you’ll need to edit ‘/etc/wpa_supplicant/wpa_supplicant.conf’ file as root user. Use the following command:

Code:
sudo nano -c /etc/wpa_supplicant/wpa_supplicant.conf

If your existing WiFi connection does not need any password to connect to just enter its SSID on line 6. Replace word ‘YOUR_WIFI_ID_HERE’ with your SSID.

If your existing WiFi connection needs to be connected using a password, I have configured common settings there. Go to line 13 and update your WiFi SSID where it says ‘YOUR_WIFI_ID_HERE’, and replace the string ‘YOUR_WIFI_PASSWORD’ with your existing WiFi connection’s password.

Save the file, and restart networking service:

Code:
sudo /etc/init.d/networking restart

Or just reboot your system with command ‘sudo reboot’. Next time you boot up your system, it should connect to WiFi. If not, you have to find your correct settings for WiFi configuration. Search ‘How to setup WiFi on Raspberry Pi’. That might be of some help. 🙂

TOR Network and Access Details
System by default connects to clearnet. It does not enable TOR access for WiFi clients by default. There are two ways to enable TOR access to WiFi clients:

1. Enable line 21 from file /etc/network/iptables.ipv4.nat. Remove ‘#’ from the line, save it and restart network interface, or just reboot the system. This will route all traffic of WiFi connected clients by default through TOR. Whatever service they access will pass through TOR network. You can visit website ‘ipchicken.com’ and it will show you your public IP and a hostname if there’s one for that public IP.

But, some people still don’t trust the TOR service. That’s why I set it not as default to route all traffic of connected WiFi clients through TOR. In case you do not want to mess with iptables, you can use the second option.

2. Use SOCKS Proxy setting for your browser or applications to access TOR services or route through TOR network. The SOCKS Proxy details are as follows:
Code: [Select]
SOCKS Proxy IP: 192.168.10.1
SOCKS Proxy Port: 9050

With the second option you do not need to make any changes to iptables or anything else. Just connect to WiFi Access Point of SuperMesh.io node and use proxy settings to surf internet through TOR.

NXT Full Node Access Details 
NXT Full node is accessible via all network interfaces of SuperMesh.io node. If you do not know what IP address the SuperMesh.io node got when you plugged the LAN cable into it, you can just connect to its WiFi Access Point, and visit http://192.168.10.1. On that web page click on ‘NXT Full Node’ link and access your NXT Client’s Web interface.

The web page is static. This test release does not give any dynamic information, e.g. internet/TOR/MeshNET/LAN network conectivity info. However, future builds may do so.

NXT Full node by default connects to peers through clearnet/internet. It does not route through TOR. If you want to enable TOR for NXT Full Node, you can edit the file ‘/home/pi/nxtpi/nxtrun.sh’. Open the file and remove ‘#’ from 3rd line and add ‘#’ to 4th line. Save the file and reboot the system. Next time SuperMesh.io node boots up it will be connecting your NXT Full node to internet through TOR network.

NOTE: TOR settings for NXT Full node are exclusive to NXT only. Any changes made to iptables for WiFi clients will not enable NXT Full Node to route through TOR network.

CJDNS MeshNET Access Details 
When you boot your system for the first time SuperMesh.io node by default generates a new CJDNS configuration file and populates it with a CJDNS Public Peer. You do not need to do any single settings or change your CJDNS Settings. If you still want to play with it, or want to see what’s inside your CJDNS settings you can check the file /etc/cjdroute.conf.

If you want to see what your MeshNET IPv6 address is, enter command ‘ifconfig tun0’ or ‘ip addr show tun0’. The line with ‘inet6’ shows your IPv6 address.

If you want to confirm if you are connected to CJDNS MeshNET you can ping to my CJDNS Public Node IPv6 ‘fcdc:1bde:c1f4:4b9c:5a91:d33b:d771:d492’.

On Mac and Linux use command:
Code: [Select]
ping6 fcdc:1bde:c1f4:4b9c:5a91:d33b:d771:d492

On Windows use command:
Code: [Select]
ping 6 fcdc:1bde:c1f4:4b9c:5a91:d33b:d771:d492

HyperBoria Websites Access Details
The build is now able to access Hyperboria websites, as the SuperMesh’s own temporary CJDNS public peer got some nodes connected which connects us further to existing Hyperboria only websites like ‘uppit.us‘ or ‘socialno.de‘ or ‘nodescan.hype’ (by slothbag).

If any of you get access to a peer which connects to existing Hyperboria websites/services you can update/change your CJDNS config file (/etc/cjdroute.conf) by following this guide: https://wiki.projectmeshnet.org/How_To_Add_Peers

By adding that peer you’ll be able to connect to Hyperboria websites. But, maybe others still won’t.

#### How you can help NXT and SuperMesh.io Nodes to connect to Hyperboria network? ####
If you have made your SuperMesh.io node a public node, and your CJDNS is peered with a node which connects to Hyperboria, you can share your peer info with me, and I’ll add it to my CJDNS Public Peer. That will help other SuperMesh.io nodes out there connect to existing Hyperboria websites.

Make your own website/service exclusively available on CJDNS MeshNET

Yes, having this SuperMesh.io node gives you a very easy platform to build your own website or service and make it available on MeshNET. This test release of SuperMesh.io node comes with ‘NginX Web Server’ installed with it. It’s a very lightweight web server. Do your research and check out how you can use your Raspberry Pi as a website server or for any other kind of services.

Decentralized DNSs on SuperMesh.io node
This test release has everything set up to access services accessible through Decentralized DNS .nxt.

You can setup your NXT Aliases to be used as Decentalized DNS. All existing NXT Aliases can be used with .nxt.

Example: If I have NXT Alias name ‘satinder’ registered in my NXT Account, I can set it with type ‘Other’ and use following JSON data in ‘Data’ field:
Code: [Select]
{“ip”:”123.123.123.123″,”map”:{“www”:{“alias”:””}}}

Once the changes are saved and confirmed on NXT Blockchain, I can access my website using ‘satinder.nxt’ or ‘www.satinder.nxt’.

If you need to set up your NXT Alias as a Decentralized DNS for IPv6 address (as for your MeshNET node), you can use the following JSON string:
Code: [Select]
{“ip6”: [“your_ipv6_address_here”]}

Grewalsatinder writes: ‘I had issues while testing NXT Alias as Decentralized DNSs. Mostly the issues were due to wrong JSON formatting. You can copy your JSON string to the following online JSON editor and verify if your JSON string is valid: http://www.jsoneditoronline.org/. Once confirmed, only then use your JSON string as Data for NXT Alias to make a Decentralized DNS.

It’s thanks to communities like NXT, CJDNS, Raspberry Pi, DNSChain, SuperNET and so many developers from related communities that this build was possible. I hope you’ll like this SuperMesh.io test release, and join this project to improve it further’.

Credit:
toenu – for adding .nxt support to DNSChain.
slothbag – for making base of Decentralised DNS on NXT Blockchain

If you want to support grewalsatinder for his efforts you can send some love in the form of NXTs.
His NXT address NXT-QK5L-7YM9-YPVF-55GL5

The NxtHacks Hackathon 2015

Fame and fortune awaits!

This is an all-comers challenge issued by Jones.

Using any programming language or library you like, can you build a fully functioning App using the Nxt API in just 48 hours?

Nxt is the fastest developing, open source, second-generation cryptocurrency platform.

For a complete listing of all available Nxt API calls: http://jnxt.org:7876/test

To sign up for the competition and to join the NxtHacks’ mailing list: http://jnxt.org/nxthacks.

To find out the latest news and views about the NxtHacks Hackathon and to contact Jones himself, join the #nxthacks channel on Supernet Slack

Competition Rules

  1. Entrants may use any programming language or library they wish (e.g. C, Javascript, Node.js, PhP, Python, Java) to build an App for whatever purpose using the Nxt Api.
  2. Entries will be judged by the Nxt community on:

    –  Completeness (i.e. is the app fully functional?)
    –  Style
    –  Usefulness

  3. The App programming work should only take place between midnight Friday 31 July and midnight Sunday 2 August.
  4. Developers may submit as many entries as they wish but in practice, given the 48 hour time limit, it’s not expected that anyone will submit more than one…
  5. …especially since no team working is allowed – each App submitted must be the exclusive work of a developer working on their own!

Prizes

1st place: 40’000 NXT
2nd place: 20’000 NXT
3rd place: 10’000 NXT

And a place in Nxt history as the winners of the inaugural NxtHacks Hackathon!

———————-

Further information:

http://www.peerexplorer.com/

(‘PeerExplorer is your gateway for Nxt infrastructure. Be a part of building the world’s most advanced decentralised open-source platform. Feel free to use the API. Don’t know what Nxt is? Take a look here!‘)

http://www.thenxtwiki.org/wiki/For_Programmers

http://nxtinside.org/whats-nxt/

Nxt Source Code

Tiptap Tipping NXT

NxtHaus, a London based NXT and Bitcoin wallet and exchange, has recently announced, what they call ‘one of the key applications in increasing the adoption of Nxt: TipTap.’

wetiptap-tip-NXT-on-twitter-reddit-slack

NxtHaus is a Nxt and Bitcoin wallet that makes it possible for you to safely store your coins in order to make them available to you at all times, anywhere on any device. In addition to that, you will be able to easily acquire Nxt and Bitcoin within 10 minutes with your Euros and Dollars.

There are several ways through which you can acquire Nxt or Bitcoin at NxtHaus. The simplest option is Sofort Banking which takes less than 10 minutes and directly connects with your Bank Account. The other option is a SEPA Wire Transfer to our Banking Connection which takes 24 – 48 hours. If you are in the right location you can also send an International Wire Transfer.

Tip NXT on social media

NxtHaus writes,

TipTap is a tipping application that makes it possible for you to tip anyone on social media and thus show your support, appreciation or even your affection to someone simply by tipping them. In the recent months tipping people on social media has become increasingly more important, and we at TipTap treat it as the single most powerful networking tool that drives attention. The best of all: The service is completely free of charge. Forever.

Unlike other tipping services, TipTap uses the Nxt blockchain to facilitate the tipping micro-transactions, thus it doesn’t rely on any centralized ledger. Currently TipTap is compatible with Reddit, Slack and Twitter; 3 of the largest and most used platforms today.

TipTap Tipping Contest

Tip NXT on Twitter, reddit or Slack – and win $235 each week

To get this moving, an official Tipping Fund of more than $2200 (200.000 NXT) is paying weekly prizes to tippers who join @ http://www.wetiptap.com and use the service to spread NXT:

Each week more than $235 (20.000 NXT) is paid out in 2 categories:

  • Most Tips (amounts) tipped this week
  • Most Tips (value) tipped this week

Additionally, $6 (500 Nxt) is paid to 20 randomly chosen users that have tipped in a given week. Making it a total of 30000 ($325) Nxt that can be claimed by Nxters each week!

Read more:
https://nxtforum.org/general-discussion/tiptap-tipping-contest-30000-nxt-in-weekly-prizes!-(plus-weekly-lottery)/msg183324/

Nxt & SuperNET Barbecue Festival – Crowdfunding

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What is the N&S BBQ Festival?

The BBQ Festival is a special event being planned for the Nxt and SuperNET communities. Its success will depend not just on the number of people attending but also on its potential to create new opportunities for Nxt and SuperNET. The event program is still being finalised. For the moment, the important news is:

  • The Festival will take place in Neuchâtel, Switzerland from Thursday 30 July to Sunday 2 August. 30th and 31st July are business days; 1st and 2nd August are community days.
  • Inexpensive accommodation (29th July-3rd August), to include all meals, will be provided.
  • The big Barbecue Party will be held in the evening of Saturday, 1st August.
  • The event program will follow the 4 big goals of the BBQ Festival (see below).

We are currently organising a crowdfunding campaign to determine the level of interest in the community and therefore the likely size of the event.

Please note: the event will be open to Bitcoin and other crypto communities/ventures. Especially the business days. But, as the Festival’s name suggests, the main focus will be on Nxt and SuperNET.

What are the goals of the BBQ Festival?

Some fun for the community

First and foremost it’s all about having fun. Barbecue = Conviviality! and Conviviality, as we all know, needs Beer! This is Summer, we are on the lake side, let’s have some fun.

The most fun-filled part of the weekend (at least officially!) will be Saturday night (1st August). It’s not only the Nxt special BBQ, it’s also the national day of Switzerland: so, get ready to enjoy a free Fireworks’ Display  on Lake Neuchâtel.

Visibility in the Swiss Economy and Social/Print Medias

Over the course of the Festival, I’ll be trying to gain as much exposure in Switzerland as possible for Nxt and SuperNET, especially on the Thursday and Friday (30/31 July) including: a press conference, a public presentation in the University and a meeting with Swiss businesses (all currently work in progress).

I’m already in contact with some local organisations to organize something cool. But there will need to be more than just 5 people attending the event for it to be credible.

Building the Nxt ecosystem and developing the tools

During the community days (Saturday/Sunday, 1/2 August) we will have fun/drinks/meat/vegetarian food but we’ll also be building Nxt as well. To that end, I’ll be organizing some workshops and also some lighter-hearted mini events, including a ‘hackathon’.

If you want to organise something in connection with the Event involving the use of Nxt and/or SuperNET features, please contact me as soon as possible.

Using the Nxt and SuperNET features

The Event itself is an IRL showcase for the Nxt features. We want to integrate as many Nxt and SuperNET features as possible in the Event’s organisation:

  • MSCoin (for the payment)
  • Asset
  • Marketplace
  • Voting system

Using SuperNET and the Multigateway, you can pay with any of the SN core currencies.

LIONEL JEANNERATWho am I?

I’m Lionel Jeannerat, I live in Neuchâtel and I’m a freelance entrepreneur (http://www.valeurdhistoire.ch/). I’m known as Ludom in the Nxt and SuperNET community.

I’ve been involved in the Nxt community since December 2013 and I’m an early investor in SuperNET.  My reputation is good and I’m a respected member in the French community. I’m also the administrator of the NXTER.ORG magazine.

I have some experience in event organisation: Festivals and Fiestas (Ludesco, Erasmus Students Network, etc.).

Last year, I organised the first Nxt Barbecue. It was a great experience and now, with the help of other people, I want to organise a new and bigger one.

What is this crowdfunding campaign?

Participation and timing

The crowdfunding campaign begins 16th April and ends 6th May.

To subscribe:

  • Buy “Rewards” (as in Kickstarter) at our shop on Nxt Marketplace.
  • Send a bank wire (SEPA) to one or other of our two bank accounts, as detailed below (together with a message stating which category of rewards you’re buying – see below – and specifying the Nxt address to receive the BBQCH and/or Assets).

Nxt account (our shop):

NXT-VFK7-F7MT-AQ9X-7M9PK

Bank account (CHF):

PVHevents
Lionel Jeannerat
Rue de la Cassarde 18
2000 Neuchâtel
IBAN: CH84 0900 0000 1409 6058 6
POFICHBEXXX

Bank account (EUR)

PVHevents EUR
Lionel Jeannerat
Rue de la Cassarde 18
2000 Neuchâtel
IBAN: CH84 0900 0000 9167 2865 9
BIC: POFICHBEXXX

The Rewards

Supporter: 5 CHF = Receive 50 BBQCH

LittleNXTER: 285 CHF = Receive 3000 BBQCH (5% discount)

Please note: estimated reward value is the equivalent of 2 days at the Event (Registration fees + 3 nights + food).

MediumNXTER: 342 CHF = Receive 3800 BBQCH (10% discount).

Please note: estimated reward value is the equivalent of 3 days at the Event (Registration fees + 4 nights + food).

SuperNXTER: 391 CHF = Receive 4600 BBQCH (15% discount).

Please note: estimated reward value is the equivalent of 4 days in the Event (Registration fees + 5 nights + food).

VIP (limited 5): 550 CHF = Receive 5000 BBQCH + 1 VIP token.

Please note: those who support us by very generously buying a VIP token will get a Surprise Extra Benefit during the festival.

TBH, it’s still a surprise to us as well as we don’t yet have any ideas what it should be; so, by investing in a VIP token you’ll effectively be challenging us to come up with something extra special for you!

So, go on then: challenge us!

Supporter-Investor (limited 20): 630 CHF = Receive 3000 BBQCH + 50 PVHevents Assets.

IMPORTANT: Our estimates of the reward values are just that: estimates. The value of the little/medium/superNXTERs rewards are purely the corresponding amounts of BBQCH specified above, nothing else.

If the accommodation is more expensive than our estimates, you will have to pay the difference, but if it’s cheaper you’ll save some BBQCH for the weekend drinks. Wooooh!!!

First goal

The first goal of the crowdfunding is to reach the equivalent of 3000 CHF (~300’000 NXT). It is the equivalent of 10 people attending the event for 2 days.

If we don’t reach the first goal, we’ll cancel the BBQ Festival and instead I’ll organise a simple BBQ in my garden as I did last year.

Stretch goals

The BBQ Festival itself is just one of our crowdfunding goals: we also want to finance new Open Source tools for the Nxt community (useful of course for the BBQ Festival but also for other Nxt Ventures and events). These further goals are:

  • 5’000 CHF (~500’000 NXT): MScoin Easy payment system (Open Source)
  • 8’000 CHF (~800’000 NXT): Concert or DJ on Saturday Night
  • 10’000 CHF (~1’000’000 NXT): Nxt book-keeping, easy and automatic (Open Source)

The more money we raise, the more things we can accomplish.

Let’s make the weekend awesome!

Can I be a special partner or  support the Event in any other way?

We are interested in any joint venture proposals. Let’s help each other!

Let me know if you can personally help organise/run the event or if you’d like to invest or get involved in a joint venture of any kind involving the event.

The organisation begins and everything  is still up for discussion.

Contact me ludom@test.nxter.org or on SuperNET slack.

So, what exactly are BBQCH and PVHevents?

Monetary system coin: BBQCH

The BBQCH is the currency of the Festival. You can use it as a coin.

The type of the MScoin is exchangeable and it doesn’t have any decimal places.

During the BBQ festival, you can use it to pay for:

  • Registration fees for the event
  • Accommodation
  • Food
  • Drinks
  • And more…

The value of BBQCH is backed by Swiss Francs (CHF).

10 BBQCH = 1 CHF

Asset: PVHevents

The PVHevents assets will be part of the “BBQ Festival” venture. After the festival, the benefit will be distributed to the assetholders.

The asset ID is 16374615450544227361

You can buy this asset during the crowdfunding campaign by becoming one of the 20 Supporter-Investors. A further 3 tranches of 1,000 PVHevents assets will be made available, at the same price of 7.5 CHF/asset, for those specified below to buy privately.

IMPORTANT: The goal of the BBQ Festival is not to make a big profit. It could even make a loss. So, if you invest in PVHevents treat it, in effect, as making a “donation”, and regard any profit as being a “nice surprise”.

There are 10’000 PVHevents assets issued.

Price 5 CHF/asset:

Ludom buys 1’000 at 5’000 CHF (it’s the cash funds in our Bank Account)

Price 7.5 CHF/asset:

1000 sold in our crowdfunding campaign (20*50 PVHevents).

1000 reserved to the Nxt Foundation if they want to buy.

1000 reserved to SuperNET if they want to buy.

1000 reserved to Swiss Investors.

Price 10 CHF/asset:

5000 reserve for more Investment if needed.

Who decides?

The organisers of the event (Ludom and maybe other people too) will be responsible for everything to do with its organisation.

But it’s possible that that some decisions can be taken by the community (choosing music groups, collective accommodation solutions, drinks). As appropriate, we’ll organise a decentralized vote on Nxt based on the MScoin BBQCH.

The PVHevents assetholders will decide after the BBQ Festival if we should distribute all the funds (Bank account and Nxt account) or if we should hold some funds back in reserve to fund a new event.

Can I be scammed?

Transparency is a big part of the project. We’ll publish the bookkeeping based on the Bank account and the Nxt account.

If the project fails and the BBQ Festival therefore doesn’t happen, I’ll repay everybody as follows:

  1. Pay back the VIP buyers in full;
  2. Buy back the BBQCH at a fix price (average of the selling price)
  3. Refund the PVHevents assetholders as much as I can.  

How can we be contacted?

You can contact us by email (ludom@test.nxter.org) or on the Nxtforum topic.

Mind The Gap

mind-the-gap-nxt-crypto

 Nxt – mind the gap

Meet Nxt representatives live at the online crypto-conference ‘Mind The Gap’ on 10th April 2015.

Nxt is one of the Platinum Sponsors for the upcoming Mind The Gap crypto-conference.

Mind The Gap will be held online, using the CryptoMoneyExpo virtual conference platform, and is intended as an event that will bridge the worlds of crypto, gambling, finance/payment processing and mobile money applications. It’s a unique opportunity to talk to representatives of the Nxt crypto platform live. The Nxt community will pitch in, attend, and produce material for this virtual conference.

Manx Telecom wrote this [PR]:

‘Manx Telecom, the Isle of Man’s leading communications provider and only twin Tier 3 data centre operator, is proud to announce their platinum sponsorship of the Mind The Gap Expo on 10th April 2015, alongside the ‘Blockchain 2.0’ crypto-currency platform NXT and featuring speakers from around the world talking about crypto/digital currencies.

Described as ‘building the bridge between the crypto and financial worlds’ and attracting over 2,500 registrants in advance, the virtual exhibition will showcase key players of the rapidly developing digital currencies sector. Commenting on the company’s sponsorship, Dale White, UK and Channel Islands Business Development Manager, who is speaking at the event said:

“Innovation and pioneering new technology have always been part of Manx Telecom’s role in developing the Isle of Man’s competitiveness as an international business and finance centre. The digital currencies sector is a perfect fit, combining Manx Telecom’s world class data hosting facilities at Douglas North and Greenhill data centres with our diverse, global connectivity via off-Island cable links and/or our mobile roaming agreements with over 180 countries. We’re looking forward to working closely with Coinstructors as organisers of the Expo and our other Isle of Man colleagues across government, fiduciary, legal and banking sectors to grow our customer base in this sector.”

Virtual exhibitions such as Mind The Gap are becoming more common. Hosted in an online environment similar to a three dimensional website, they offer all the same layout, functionality and promotional opportunities as physical exhibitions, but without the travel, logistics and high costs to exhibit, and are free to attend.

Lee Gibson Grant, Founder at Coinstructors, added:

“We’re delighted to have Manx Telecom on-board supporting what will be a major event in the digital currencies calendar this year. As a jurisdiction, the Isle of Man has lots to offer in terms of telecommunications and power infrastructure, corporation and personal tax, inward investment grants and business-friendly legislation. We’re honoured to showcase the best the Isle of Man has to offer on a global stage to our visitors.”

See www.mindthegapexpo.com for further information, speakers and sponsors.

Key Note Speaker: Brian Kelly. An expert in global financial markets, macro-economics and digital currencies. Brian Kelly has over twenty years experience in financial markets and is the author of the book The Bitcoin Big Bang – How Alternative Currencies are About to Change the World. He is a CNBC contributor and can be seen regularly on Fast Money. Brian is a graduate of the University of Vermont where he received a BS in Finance. He also holds an MBA from Babson Graduate School of Business with a concentration in finance and econometrics.

Brian’s topic will be: The Future of Finance is Flat: Exploring the Investment Opportunities Created by Digital Currency and Blockchain Technology

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Trusted Nxters who are interested in attending can contact EvilDave from the Nxt Foundation:

Dave Pearce
dave@nxtfoundation.org
EvilDave on www.nxtforum.org.

Win a SuperNET Silver coin

UPDATE: New rules and deadline 1st of April 2015.
Read more and attend: https://nxtforum.org/nxter-org/win/msg163176/

Who wants a free SuperNET silver coin and some NXTP?

We’ve been asked to give away some silver to the Nxt community.

The contest

Post a meme, an essay, a cartoon, a piece of code, a homemade song or a video, a master thesis or indeed anything-else that helps you answer the following question in the best way possible:

What role do you see Nxt / SuperNET playing in the future?
or
What main problem(s) will Nxt solve? For YOU – and/or for the world at large?

Deadline
Friday 6th March 2015, Midnight GMT

Submit your answers below
alternatively, message your entry to alias ‘nxteracc’ / NXT-EAVH-SLEV-KSEE-EE2KP

The prize

One SuperNET silver coin
The coin is from a limited edition mintage of 1,000 physical .999 grade silver coins.
This standard silver mintage is the first in what will be a series of mintages, including antique and gold on silver, expected to be issued soon.

The coin is of ‘Proof-like’ quality, minted by Northwest Territorial Mint and presented in a plastic capsule.

Design:
Supernet-silvercoin

Pondsea (the coinman) has chosen to issue the coin as an asset on the Nxt Asset Exchange, so it can be traded. The Asset ID is 1976421459488798622 and the issuing account  NXT-F8QG-GNXA-U5TW-6DX3K. The asset represents the coin itself, so the winner can redeem the coin by sending the asset back to the issuer’s account with an encrypted message including an address to which Northwest Territorial Mint should send the coin. The shipping cost is included in the prize.

WHAT ELSE?

100 NXTP assets

Every month we send NXTER.ORG’s net profit out to our NXTP asset holders.
It’s a reward for their contribution, and now you have the opportunity to own some NXTP too.
You can either sell it or keep it and enjoy the dividends.

Submit Your Entry Here

But before doing so, don’t forget to read all the ‘small print’.  : )

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Terms and conditions (the ‘Small Print’)

  • By submitting an entry to this contest you will be deemed to have read, understood and agreed to these Terms and Conditions.
  • The contest and the prize to be won are as described in this article.
  • You can submit as many entries as you like.
  • An entry can be made in any language.
  • Entries will be published on NXTER.ORG from the 1st of March.
  • Submissions will not be edited in any way BUT
    NXTER.ORG may exclude submissions because of illegal content.
  • All the entries (except for any excluded because of illegal content) will be put up for voting on nxtforum.org/nxter-org/win so that the Nxt Community can choose the winner. No Average Joe audience, please the geeks or loose, you geek!
  • The entry with the most votes wins.
  • The sender of the essay / story / meme / code / video / comic / whatever judged the best by the Nxt Community will be rewarded with 1 collectable SuperNET silver coin and 100 NXTP assets sent directly to the NXT account that was specified in the winner’s entry form.
  • The winner takes it all: the SuperNET silver coin and the 100 NXTP.
  • The winner will be notified in a NXT arbitrary message.
  • NXTER.ORG cannot be held responsible for any problems regarding the silver coin prize, its delivery or the winner’s ownership of it. If there’s a crack in the silver coin’s plastic capsule or any other issues with the redemption of the silver coin asset won, contact the issuer, Pondsea. If you are not allowed to own silver or anything Nxt-related in your country, and the police turns up and shoots your dog or something – you shouldn’t have entered the contest. It is up to YOU to comply with the relevant laws in your state and country. We are not responsible for your actions as a human being and citizen of planet Earth (and the country you’re in). Not. our. responsibility. The same, of course, goes for the NXTP assets.
  • NXTER.ORG will not collect any personal information from the contest entrants.
  • By entering this contest you give us permission to publish your entry alongside your NXT acct ID on http://test.nxter.org and http://nxtforum.org.
  • The winner will also be announced on NXTER.ORG’s frontpage, in the nxtforums and in SuperNET Slack #announcements, and probably in various other places too.

NOW, if you agree to these terms and conditions, you may enter the contest.  : )

NxtLite client

nxtlite

Blockchainless NRS

Getting started with Nxt and the powerful Nxt NRS Client just got a whole lot easier for newcomers.

NxtLite makes it very easy for ‘normal’ users to run the NRS GUI; Simply download it, click on the icon in the start menu and start using Nxt. No console windows, no Java, no browser urls, no blockchain download. Nxtlite supports single node and multi node blockchain-less functions.

Slothbag writes:

It’s 100% the same code as NRS GUI. Any new features in NRS will be available in NxtLite as quickly as I can recompile the installer and upload.

All tx signing happens in the client/browser just like NRS, so the only thing you can’t do is forge, because that requires the server knowing your secret key. NxtLite uses PeerExplorer for peers, but eventually it could use the same peer finding that NRS uses to discover new peers on its own.

NxtLite has possibility to integrate with Nxt Trezor project using lower level OS functionality.

NxtLite is cross platform software.

Older windows may need to have the latest DirectX runtimes installed, if they haven’t been already; on Windows 8, NxtLite works right out of the box.  For Linux and OSX, you will need to install mono – it’s a download and a few clicks: http://www.mono-project.com/download/. Once it’s done you don’t have to worry about it again.

Download

Nxtlite:
https://github.com/slothbag/NxtLite/releases

Nxtlite0

Run it

Select mode:

The initial mode selection screen is the only thing changed from the NRS client.
You can change your settings from the login screen later. Normal users should choose “Multi node”.

nxtlite1

Slothbag:

Single Node

You type in the address of one node you own/trust. You’ll get the NRS GUI 100% unchanged connecting to whatever IP address you specified.

Why? Run a headless, console NRS node on one machine, enjoy the GUI in a native app on your desktop.

Multi Node

The app will download all the open API nodes from PeerExplorer and route each individual NRS API command to the next public node in the list.  This means you can now use a 90% functional NRS GUI without needing to run a full blockchain node. (No forging)

Why 90% functional? Because some of the local node specific screens like Update checks, fork checks and NRS state info don’t make sense in multinode mode.

Use it

Find guides in the “GET STARTED” top menu link.
One to get you started with the NRS: http://test.nxter.org/nxt-client-interface-guide/.

nrs-nxtlite

NxtLite updates will be announced in this Nxtforum thread:
https://nxtforum.org/general-discussion/(ann)-nxtlite/msg161593/#new

Show the developer some love

Slothbag (whose other Nxt related work also includes a p2p DNS solution for the Hyperboria network) made this NxtLite client for you. His Nxt account ID is NXT-3S9K-NZLR-W7H8-HR8DW. Just saying.

This article is also available in French.

Latest NRS Release

NRS 1.11.7

By apenzl | 07/08/2017 | 0 Comments

Nxt Client (NRS) 1.11.7 Get it Get it Get it Exe and dmg digital signature: “Stichting NXT” .sh Sha256:dca642ffa8a2508c72af9246dc224af3f4e523427b77b1e7a026fe0ea57e05cd  nxt-client-1.11.7.sh Release 1.11.7: https://bitbucket.org/Jelurida/nxt/downloads/nxt-client-1.11.7.zip 1.11.7 .zip sha256: bfed4c5c2df82e876f88885c1d0501810edf49fc4998d694e74852d6ab176d57  nxt-client-1.11.7.zip NRS 1.11.7 release notes This release adds the ability to submit a JLRDA purchase transaction from the IGNIS Token Sale page even before the sell offer has … Read more

NRS 1.11.5

By apenzl | 04/04/2017 | 0 Comments

Nxt Client (NRS) 1.11.5 THIS IS THE LATEST NRS RELEASE Get it Get it Get it Digital signature: “Stichting NXT” .sh Sha256:863fadaedf11ca9f0317b724c0e68e549703482c30fdb07e90f16d0f1f7195bd  nxt-client-1.11.5.sh Release 1.11.5: https://bitbucket.org/JeanLucPicard/nxt/downloads/nxt-client-1.11.5.zip 1.11.5 .zip sha256: facb359f2a4fae62b5e2cbb2f5a41bd8cface8090ba72d3ddcba22a904fb23d3  nxt-client-1.11.5.zip NRS 1.11.5 release notes Added firstIndex, lastIndex parameters to the getUnconfirmedTransactions and getUnconfirmedTransactionIds APIs to support pagination. Minor performance optimizations and UI improvements. Updated … Read more

NRS 1.11.4

By apenzl | 05/03/2017 | 0 Comments

Nxt Client (NRS) 1.11.4 THIS IS AN OLD RELEASE. FOR THE LATEST NRS VERSION CHECK HERE Get it Get it Get it Digital signature: “Stichting NXT” .sh Sha256: 5f8caea32c659c63580e68f61b2d666685f2e162e8d341aa1980abae0126028b  nxt-client-1.11.4.sh Release 1.11.4: https://bitbucket.org/JeanLucPicard/nxt/downloads/nxt-client-1.11.4.zip 1.9.2 .zip sha256: 8e7d5115e1664ae70cc46ff2a9d914ed50052b4352bf8ce5bd76118d63c84817  nxt-client-1.11.4.zip NRS 1.11.4 release notes Added Node JS module, see html/www/js/README. Minor UI and desktop application bugfixes, ported from … Read more

NRS 1.11.3

By apenzl | 11/02/2017 | 0 Comments

Nxt Client (NRS) 1.11.3 THIS IS AN OLD RELEASE. FOR THE LATEST NRS VERSION CHECK HERE Get it Get it Get it Digital signature: “Stichting NXT” .sh Sha256:ff67155c541df52fef3db6ca85643cc1814452847a14793c3c2f7e37acec53be  nxt-client-1.11.3.sh Release 1.11.3: https://bitbucket.org/JeanLucPicard/nxt/downloads/nxt-client-1.11.3.zip 1.11.3 .zip sha256:ecfc181f8085c21142fa9ffe74979a16d8d87c49f325e5a28e57990c0beb4c42  nxt-client-1.11.3.zip Bugfix release To learn more about the upcoming public Ardor testnet release, see the latest screenshots, help test, and follow … Read more

“Ardor snapshot” release – Nxt NRS 1.9.2

By apenzl | 13/07/2016 | 0 Comments

Nxt Client (NRS) 1.9.2 THIS IS AN OLD RELEASE. FOR THE LATEST NRS VERSION CHECK HERE Get it Get it Get it Digital signature: “Stichting NXT” .sh Sha256: bf135f9d7280860b59fb69d4753e436ed23ebbcf95e1e4112cb707c7a64a20b4  nxt-client-1.9.2.sh Release 1.9.2: https://bitbucket.org/JeanLucPicard/nxt/downloads/nxt-client-1.9.2.zip 1.9.2 .zip sha256: 4fe0520e5b4d0fe244dc9d8ab7943c1a107a7e4227ce4ae9f3236ae1dcc1a8ab  nxt-client-1.9.2.zip ARDR Snapshots Snapshotting will start at block 870400 (expected July 14) and end at block 1000000 (Oct 12). Relevant reading: Ardor … Read more

Nxt [ANN]: NRS 1.9 experimental (updated)

By apenzl | 20/06/2016 | 0 Comments

Nxt Client (NRS) 1.9.1e THIS IS AN OLD RELEASE. FOR THE LATEST NRS VERSION CHECK HERE Get it Get it Get it Digital signature: “Stichting NXT” .sh Sha256: 4e21c830f43d9d842c7005252b2a75983a4a5a067994c1b49ac1339f8ac5ed2c  nxt-client-1.9.1e.sh Release 1.9.1e: https://bitbucket.org/JeanLucPicard/nxt/downloads/nxt-client-1.9.1e.zip 1.9.1e .zip sha256: 097f2d10589b43bf5882f1e0d06f83740f09ca6f037ae73252eb6c555819b212  nxt-client-1.9.1e.zip NRS 1.9.1e release notes Fixed a client UI bug affecting some form submission. Source: https://nxtforum.org/nrs-releases/nrs-v1-9-1e/ For further information about 1.9 … Read more

Release 1.5.11

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https://bitbucket.org/JeanLucPicard/nxt/downloads/nxt-client-1.5.11.jar

sha256:
cdde0dc9dcf3f48611785bb8ec1cf91959e87df7ddfc3d740d6439c790502df2  nxt-client-1.5.11.jar

Change log:

This release removes compatibility with peers older than version 1.5, and no
longer accepts connections from them.

Conditional logic dependent on block 445000 has been removed where no longer
necessary, as block 445000 has been passed now.

Parallel blockchain download using 36-block segments is now the default
regardless of height. Returning more than 36 blocks at a time by getNextBlocks
is no longer supported.

The maximum WebSockets message size and the maximum allowed response size to a
getNextBlocks request have been reduced from 192 MB to 10 MB.

A checksum at block 445000 has been added.

Added isDownload field to the getBlockchainStatus and getState API response,
indicating if blockchain download is in progress. This gets set to true when
a batch of more than 10 blocks at once has been downloaded from a peer, and
gets reset to false when an attempt to download more blocks from a peer does
not result in any new blocks added.

The peer requests getUnconfirmedTransactions, getMilestoneBlockIds,
getNextBlockIds, getNextBlocks, processBlock, processTransactions,
getCumulativeDifficulty, are being rejected while a blockchain download is in
progress, as indicated by the above isDownloading property.

The timestamp of the last connect attempt to a peer is now included in the peer
JSON object.

Added a connect parameter to DumpPeers debug API, to force a connection attempt
to each known peer first, adminPassword required if needed.

The run.bat script on Windows no longer uses the -server flag by default.

Updating nodes of version older than 1.5 to this release will delete blocks
after height 445000, to make sure such nodes are not left permanently stranded
on the 1.4 fork.

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NRS 1.5.11 Windows installer

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Windows installer
https://bitbucket.org/JeanLucPicard/nxt/downloads/nxt-client-1.5.11.exe

sha256:
6f1d248b9c17cacaf62a5faba96d408cd14c8145952e12383580ea10e7d72795 *nxt-client-1.5.11.exe

To verify the installer executable:
Right client the exe file, in the Digital Signatures tab verify the signer name is "Stichting NXT", you can view additional information by clicking the "Details" button.

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NOTE: 
Windows 32 bit users can either install from the zip or from the jar. 'Since we decided to distribute a 64 bit JRE there is no point to distribute a 32 bit executable', writes lyaffe.

Nxtforum NRS 1.5.11 thread: https://nxtforum.org/nrs-releases/nrs-v1-5-11/

Release 1.5.10

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https://bitbucket.org/JeanLucPicard/nxt/downloads/nxt-client-1.5.10.jar

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Change log:

Create installer package for Windows and Linux using the IzPack installer.
See https://bitbucket.org/JeanLucPicard/nxt/issue/283

Added separate linux and windows (cygwin) build and release scripts.

Track and log database query execution times. The new properties:
nxt.statementLogThreshold, nxt.transactionLogThreshold, and
nxt.transactionLogInterval can be used to configure logging of slow queries.

Database performance improvements and optimizations. The account leasing data
has been moved from the account table to a separate account_lease table.
More table indexes have been added or existing ones modified.

Improved JSON encoding performance.

Outbound websockets connections are no longer initiated when using a socks or
http proxy (if system property socksProxyHost or http.proxyHost is defined).

Include expired prunable JSON in API transaction JSON, if available.

To protect public nodes from unneeded extra load, the getState API does not
include counts even if includeCounts=true, unless the adminPassword is either
provided as a parameter, or is not needed.

Added numberOfAccountLeases and numberOfActiveAccountLeases to getState,
showing the total number of scheduled (first lease only) or currently active
account balance leases.

Limit peer details length to 10 characters for version, 20 for application,
30 for platform, and 100 for announced address.

Client UI improvements:

Fixed a bug sometimes not showing notification badge after login.

Improved Bulgarian and Slovak translations.

Fix local signing of upload tagged data and approve transaction

This release will perform a full blockchain rescan on first start.

Updated jetty to version 9.2.11. If unpacking on top of existing installation,
delete the old lib folder first.

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Release 1.5.9

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Change log:

Enable Voting System, Phasing, and related new features at block 445000.

This is a hard fork, upgrade to 1.5.9 or later is mandatory for everyone.

If upgrading from 1.4.x, read the 1.5.0e and later changelogs for the
important changes and new features introduced in the 1.5 series.

Peer networking improvements. Peers unreachable for more than 7 days and not
listed under nxt.wellKnownPeers or nxt.defaultPeers are removed from the peers
database.

Updated some translation files, added Bulgarian and Catalan translations.

Other minor bugfixes and improvements.

Important licensing change:

The Nxt core software is now distributed under the GNU General Public License
version 2, with the exception of the client UI code which remains under the
MIT license. Please read the files LICENSE.txt, COPYING.txt and
DEVELOPER-AGREEMENT.txt for more information.

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Release 1.5.8e

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sha256:
f08df2cc050512f5d49cac62767aa7715b4021db4dccec082d68cad8b55ea9f3  nxt-client-1.5.8e.zip

This is a development release for testing only. Source code is not provided.

Change log:

This is an experimental release. It is a required update for all testnet nodes,
but is also possible to run on main net.

Set the content type to "text/plain; charset=UTF-8" when sending http requests
to peers. This is an important bug fix, as the incorrect encoding of outgoing blocks
and transactions containing some Unicode characters can prevent their propagation
and lead to forks. Everyone running the experimental release should update.

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Release 1.4.18

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Change log:

This is a bugfix release. Everyone is required to update.

Set the content type to "text/plain; charset=UTF-8" when sending http requests
to peers. This is an important bug fix, as the incorrect encoding of outgoing
blocks and transactions containing some Unicode characters can prevent their
propagation and lead to forks.

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Release 1.5.7e

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This is a development release for testing only. Source code is not provided.

Change log:

This is an experimental release. It is a required update for all testnet nodes,
but is also possible to run on main net.

Added WebSockets support in the peer to peer networking. When connecting to
peers that do not support WebSockets, HTTP is still used. WebSockets can be
disabled by setting nxt.useWebSockets to false (default is enabled).

Implemented parallel blockchain download. After Constants.PHASING_BLOCK (not
yet set on main net), blocks and transactions data will be requested from
multiple peers in parallel, in batches of 36 blocks (when more than 36 blocks
need to be downloaded), instead of downloading up to 720 blocks from the
single blockchain feeder peer. This is expected to reduce the time for full
blockchain download, once most nodes upgrade to support the parallel download
protocol.

Added file upload using multipart form requests to the UploadTaggedData,
ExtendTaggedData and VerifyTaggedData APIs. Added upload file button to the
corresponding forms on the /test page.

Added DownloadTaggedData API, to download tagged data as a file.

Added optional includeData boolean parameter to all GetTaggedData APIs, default
true, to allow omitting the actual data from the result for saving bandwith,
since it can now be retrieved separately using the DownloadTaggedData API.

Improved search by tags. Improved validation of tagged data.

Added includeEffectiveBalance to getAccount and getBalance API, default true.
If false, effective balance and guaranteed balance are not included in the
response, which should improve performance for these APIs.

Added HexConvert utility API.

Improved GetConstants JSON to include an alternative transaction type JSON
representation.

Peers in the nxt.wellKnownPeers list are always kept connected, regardless of
the number of connected public peers or the total number of know peers.

Added GetInboundPeers API, to return all peers that have sent a request to this
peer in the last 30 min.

Added inbound, inboundWebSocket, and outboundWebSocket boolean fields to the
Peer JSON returned by the getPeer and getPeers APIs, to show the inbound status
of each peer and whether it has established an inbound or outbound websocket
connections to this node.

Limit the total number of inbound or outbound connections, using the properties
nxt.maxNumberOfInboundConnections and nxt.maxNumberOfOutboundConnections,
defaults 250 and 50 respectively. The nxt.maxNumberOfConnectedPublicPeers value
cannot exceed the nxt.maxNumberOfOutboundConnections value (if it does, it is
set to nxt.maxNumberOfOutboundConnections).

The getAccountTransactions and getAccountTransactionIds APIs have been
restricted to always return only the non-phased transactions. Those APIs have
also been deprecated and will be removed in 1.6. The getBlockchainTransactions
API should be used instead, which has the same behavior but returns both phased
and non-phased transactions (by default, unless either phasedOnly or
nonPhasedOnly parameters is specified).
Do not simply replace getAccountTransactions with getBlockchainTransactions in
your client code without an understanding of how phased transactions work and
without being prepared to handle them correctly.

Added links to the Wiki documentation for each API request from the /test page.
The links are autogenerated and thus work only for the wiki sections following
the same hash tag pattern, but most of them currently do.

The JavaScript NRS.sendRequest() function no longer accepts a callback function
as its second parameter. Instead, when sending a request with no data, specify
the value {} as the second parameter and the callback function as the third
parameter.

Client UI improvements:

Implemented client side signing of the tagged data transactions.

Added File Upload form, accessible from the settings menu. Allow extending a
tagged data transaction from the transaction info modal.

Integration of current status of client translations for new 1.5 features,
new "experimental" state for languages with translation status at 40-50%+,
added Czech, Greek, Hindi translations in experimental state, updated translation
state for other languages (Beta: 70-80%+, Stable: 90-95%+).

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Release 1.5.6e

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sha256:
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This is a development release for testing only. Source code is not provided.

Change log:

This is an experimental release. It is a required update for all testnet nodes,
but is also possible to run on main net.

Peer networking improvements.

Announced addresses are always verified to resolve back to the peer address and
not accepted if they don't. Old peer instances and old announced addresses are
removed when a peer with dynamic IP changes address.

If nxt.maxNumberOfKnownPeers (default 2000) is exceeded, the peers pool size is
reduced back to nxt.minNumberOfKnownPeers (default 1000), keeping the highest
hallmarked peers first.

Peers are only identified by IP address now, not by address and port. Multiple
nodes sharing the same IP address will be treated as one peer, with announced
address and port as of the most recent GetInfo request or response sent out of
or received from this address.

Incompatible change: If using non-default port, the hallmark must also include
that port, otherwise the hallmark is ignored.

Optimizations in unconfirmed transaction propagation. When forwarding newly
received unconfirmed transactions to peers, if their count exceeds 10, the
broadcast is done in multiple batches of 10. When requesting unconfirmed
transactions from a peer, the ids of the transactions currently in the pool
are included in the request, so that the remote node does not need to include
them in the response. The response size is also limited to 100 transactions,
unless the requesting node does not provide such exclude parameter.

Each tagged data can now also have a channel field. The searchTaggedData API
can filter the search results by channel, and a new getChannelTaggedData API
has been added to retrieve tagged data by channel, optionally filtered by
account too.

Fixed the UI for AddPeer and BlacklistPeer to accept admin password if needed.

"Approve Transaction" action is now available in the transaction info actions
tab.

"Reveal Secret" field is added to the "Approve Transaction" modal when voting
model is "By Hash".

Enhanced the /test page to accept and pre-fill the test forms with any parameter
values supplied in the url, e.g.:
http://localhost:7876/test?requestType=getBlocks&lastIndex=10&includeTransactions=true

This release will perform a full rescan on test net.

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Release 1.5.5e

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This is a development release for testing only. Source code is not provided.

Change log:

This is an experimental release. It is a required update for all testnet nodes,
but is also possible to run on main net.

Fixed processing of unconfirmed ExtendTaggedData transactions.

AddPeer and BlacklistPeer APIs now require POST and admin password.

This release will perform a full rescan on testnet.

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This is a development release for testing only. Source code is not provided.

Change log:

This is an experimental release. It is a required update for all testnet nodes,
but is also possible to run on main net.

Fixed a bug in parsing ExtendTaggedData transaction json which prevents such
transactions from propagating between peers.

Added permanent message option to most send transaction dialogs.

Other minor bugfixes.

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Release 1.5.3e

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Release 1.5.3e

https://nxtforum.org/nrs-releases/nrs-v1-5-3e/

sha256:
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This is a development release for testing only. Source code is not provided.

Change log:

This is an experimental release. It is a required update for all testnet nodes,
but is also possible to run on main net.

This update adds the Prunable Tagged Data feature, planned to be enabled at the
voting system block too.

Prunable tagged data are similar to prunable plain messages with no recipient,
but with additional searchable metadata fields added. This feature can be used
for decentralized and trustless distribution of small (up to 42k, including
the metadata) pieces of data, which are by default stored for two weeks only
(24h on testnet), but can optionally be stored longer or indefinitely by some
nodes, and can be verified against the blockchain even after their expiration.

Currently each tagged data can have the following fields, in addition to the
data itself: name (required), description, tags, type, isText, filename.

Name, description and tags are indexed and searchable using Lucene. All data
and metadata is prunable, after pruning only a single 32 byte hash remains.

Fee for either uploading or extending tagged data is based on the total data
size (including metadata), and is 1 NXT for up to 1k bytes, 0.1 NXT for each
1k above, up to the limit of 42k.

New APIs:

UploadTaggedData - create and broadcast new tagged data.

ExtendTaggedData - extend the expiration time of already uploaded tagged data.
If the data is still available, only the transaction id is needed. If not,
already pruned data can be resurrected by including (in addition to the
original transaction id) all of its fields too, i.e. name, description, etc.
Anyone can submit an extension, not only the original uploader. Each extend
transaction increases the expiration deadline by two weeks (24 h on testnet).
Extending an existing tagged data from another account does not change the
original submitter account id by which it is indexed and searchable.

VerifyTaggedData - used to verify expired tagged data downloaded from another
node, against the hash in the current blockchain.

SearchTaggedData - full text search on name, tags, and description, optionally
filtered by submitter account.

GetTaggedData - retrieve tagged data by transaction id.

GetAccountTaggedData - retrieve all tagged data submitted by a given account.

GetAllTaggedData - retrieve all existing tagged data.

GetDataTags - returns the distinct tags of all tagged data, with the number
of data having each tag.

GetDataTagsLike - prefix search of data tags.

GetDataTagCount - the total number of distinct tags.

All the Get* and Search* APIs above can only retrieve tagged data that has
not been pruned yet.

There is no client UI support for any of these APIs. It is expected that
specialized third party plugins will be developed for specific tagged data
use cases, depending on file type and target user group.

Currently the pruning of tagged data is controlled by the same configuration
properties that are used for prunable messages expiration.

Same as with prunable messages, when using broadcastTransaction API to submit
an already signed tagged data upload transaction, the prunable parts must be
in the prunableAttachmentJSON parameter in case transactionBytes parameter is
used. If submitting transactionJSON, it already has the prunable parts.

New debug APIs:

GetAllBroadcastedTransactions - if transaction rebroadcasting is enabled,
returns the unconfirmed transactions that have been broadcasted from this node
but have not yet been received back from a peer.

GetAllWaitingTransactions - returns the unconfirmed transactions that are
currently temporarily kept in memory during transaction processing.

RebroadcastUnconfirmedTransactions - if transaction rebroadcasting is enabled,
causes transactions currently in the unconfirmed pool to be broadcasted to
peers again, until received back.

Other changes and bugfixes:

Improved handling of invalid transactions during block generation. Fixed
validation of AE order cancellation transactions. Fixed a memory leak in
processing of unconfirmed transactions. Set the default limit on waiting
unconfirmed transactions nxt.maxUnconfirmedTransactions to 1000.

The DGS goods delivery data size will be limited to 1000 bytes after VS block.

Bugfixes in prunable messages processing.

Fixed phasing with whitelisted approval accounts.

On testnet, this release will perform a full rescan on first start with
rollback to height 263895.

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Release 1.4.17

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Change log:

This is a critical bugfix release. Everyone is required to update.

Fixed validation of asset exchange order cancellations.

Fixed excessive memory usage in unconfirmed transaction processing.

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Release 1.5.2e

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https://nxtforum.org/nrs-releases/nrs-v1-5-2e/

sha256:
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This is a development release for testing only. Source code is not provided.

Change log:

This is an experimental release. It is a required update for all testnet nodes,
but is also possible to run on main net.

Added getAllPrunableMessages API, returning all currently available prunable
messages in reverse block timestamp order.

Added verifyPrunableMessage API, which can be used to verify that a prunable
message obtained from another node (a service provider) matches the hash found
in the blockchain, i.e. has not been tampered with.

Show maxPrunableLifetime setting in getState and getBlockchainStatus. Show
current number of prunable messages in getState.

Changing the nxt.maxPrunableLifetime property now also affects existing
prunable messages (next time pruning is run), as transaction timestamps instead
of expiration timestamps are now used.

Reverted DGS goods delivery maximum size to 10 kbytes, same as in 1.4. For
goods of a larger size, a prunable encrypted message should be included in the
delivery instead.

Removed core restriction on 28 byte minimum prunable message length, this will
be checked by the client UI only.

Added nxt.includeExpiredPrunables property, to be able to force to still
include the prunable parts in the returned transaction JSON, even if expired,
as long as they are still available. Can be used to force an archival node to
always return those, thus allowing another archival node that feeds from it to
also get all of them.

Limit the number of unconfirmed transactions that can be brought in memory to
nxt.maxUnconfirmedTransactions, no limit by default. If set, transactions with
lowest fee/size ratio are dropped from the unconfirmed pool first. The ordering
is same as the one used when selecting which transactions to include in a new
block.

Added requeueUnconfirmedTransactions debug API.

Added support for uncompressed non-prunable encrypted messages and encrypted
to self messages, as a new appendix version, to avoid the need to specify the
compression status as a request parameter when reading them.

Added setLogging API, to allow changing log levels without having to restart
the server.

Added eventRegister and eventWait APIs, to be used for registering listeners
and waiting for server events instead of polling.

Changed the parameters accepted by broadcastTransaction. The prunable parts
must be submitted either in the transactionJSON, or, if using transactionBytes,
in a new prunableAttachmentJSON parameter, which has the same format as the
transaction attachment json. The prunableAttachmentJSON is also returned by
the signTransaction and getTransactionBytes APIs now.

Added support for prunable plain and encrypted messages in the client UI.

Added optional buyer parameter to getDGSGoodsPurchases API.

Voting system UI improvements and bugfixes.

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Release 1.5.1e

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https://nxtforum.org/nrs-releases/nrs-v1-5-1e/

sha256:
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This is a development release for testing only. Source code is not provided.

Change log:

This is an experimental release which adds the Prunable Messages feature. It
will be enabled at the same block as the Voting and Phasing features.

This is a required update for all testnet nodes, but is also possible to run
on main net.

New features:

Prunable plain and encrypted messages.

Plain and encrypted messages can now be created as prunable. For a prunable
message, the message data itself is never a part of the transaction bytes.
Instead, only a 32 byte sha256 hash of it is included in the bytes that are
being signed, used to verify the signature, or to generate the full
transaction hash or id. This makes it possible to completely remove the
message data at a later time, keeping only that 32 byte hash, and still be
able to verify the transaction signature and have the transaction hash and
id unaffected by the pruning.

Prunable messages have a predefined lifetime, after which their prunable parts
are deleted from the blockchain. This lifetime is measured starting from the
transaction timestamp of the message. When a node receives a transaction or
a block from a peer, it is only required that the prunable parts of any
prunable message are also included if their expiration time has not yet been
reached. If it has, and a valid message hash is included instead, the block or
transaction will still be accepted.

Currently the minimum lifetime of all prunable data is set to 24 h for testnet,
to allow easier testing of this feature. For main net, it is tentatively set
to two weeks, but this is subject to change before the stable release. Note
that pruning is performed at the same time as derived table trimming, which
by default is every 1000 blocks, so the actual removal of the prunable data
from the database will happen with some delay after their expiration time.

A node can choose to keep prunable messages longer, by setting the
nxt.maxPrunableLifetime property to a larger value. It cannot be set to
prune them earlier. Changing this value only affect transactions received
after the change. Pruning can be disabled completely by setting this property
to -1.

Prunable messages that have not yet been expired, but are past the minimum
lifetime, are only retrievable using the getPrunableMessage(s) APIs, but
are not included as part of their transaction JSON.

If a transaction containing prunable attachments is phased, the prunable
parts are nevertheless saved and available immediately, not at finish height.
If their expiration deadline comes before the phasing finish height, they
will be pruned and not available at finish height.

Fees for prunable message attachments are set at 0.1 NXT per 1024 bytes, with
the first 1024 bytes free (the regular transaction fee depending on its type
still applies). This is again subject to change before the stable release.

The full size of prunable message attachments is limited to 42 kbytes. Note
that the full size is still included for the purpose of calculating the total
block payload, even though only the 32 byte hash is in the transaction bytes.

The size of regular plain and encrypted messages in this release has been
restricted back to 1000 bytes, and will likely be reduced even further, before
the stable release. This will be done in order to encourage users to switch to
prunable instead of regular messages. Fees for regular message attachments
will also be increased substantially.

Creating prunable plain messages of less than 28 bytes is not allowed, as at
such small sizes it is more efficient to store the full message instead of a
32 byte hash of it. There is no lower limit on prunable encrypted messages.

It is not possible for a transaction to have both prunable plain and prunable
encrypted message at the same time. It is also not possible to have both
prunable and regular message of the same type (plain or encrypted). It is
however possible to have a regular plain message and an encrypted prunable
message, or a prunable plain message and a regular encrypted message.

Prunable encrypt-to-self messages are not currently supported as there seems to
be no good use case for them.

Prunable encrypted messages can optionally be compressed before the encryption
(default is to compress). The compression status is stored and does not need to
be specified when decrypting. Regular encrypted messages are still compressed
by default, but this compression can now optionally be disabled. For backwards
compatibility, since their current bytes format does not store the compression
status, this needs to be specified again when decrypting, else an error or
unreadable data will be returned.

New APIs:

GetPrunableMessage - returns the prunable message for a given transaction id,
optionally decrypting it if encrypted and if a secretPhrase is supplied.

GetPrunableMessages - returns all prunable messages for a given account id,
optionally limiting to only those with another account as recipient or sender,
and decrypting them if a secretPhrase is supplied.

Prunable messages that have already been pruned are not returned by the above
APIs.

The UI for those APIs will be implemented in a later release.

TrimDerivedTables - a debug API to trigger a derived tables trim, and prunable
tables pruning.

Changed APIs:

All APIs that create a new transaction now also accept optional
messageIsPrunable or encryptedMessageIsPrunable boolean parameters (default
false). If true, the message or encrypted message attachment, if any, is
created as a prunable message.

To control whether compression is performed before the encryption or not,
the new compressMessageToEncrypt and compressMessageToEncryptToSelf parameters
can be used (default true).

Prunable messages, if not yet pruned, are also returned as part of the
transaction json by the getAccountTransactions API, using the same fields as
the corresponding regular messages, but adding a messageIsPrunable or
encryptedMessageIsPrunable boolean flag.

ReadMessage now also handles prunable message attachments, if any. It takes
an optional uncompressDecryptedMessage and uncompressDecryptedMessageToSelf
(default true) parameters, only used for non-prunable messages (not needed
for prunable ones).

DecryptFrom accepts an optional uncompressDecryptedMessage parameter, and
encryptTo accepts an optional compressMessageToEncrypt parameter, default true.

INCOMPATIBLE changes:

BroadcastTransaction has been modified to optionally accept all parameters that
are needed to create a prunable plain or encrypted message (client side
encryption only). This is required because the data for such messages is never
a part of the transaction bytes themselves, so trying to broadcast a transaction
that has a prunable part by only submitting its bytes to broadcastTransaction
WILL FAIL, unless the corresponding parameters necessary to add the prunable
parts are also supplied. Note that they need to exactly match the original
parameters with which the transaction bytes have been created and signed.

For non-prunable messages, broadcastTransaction behaves as before, but users
are encouraged to start switching to prunable messages in view of the planned
size restrictions and fee increases.

The EncryptedData java class no longer handles compression internally, this is
left to the caller of the encrypt and decrypt methods to do.

Other changes:

GetPolls now supports an optional includeFinished parameter (default false).

Multiple bugfixes and improvements in the Voting System and Phasing UI.

The limit on transaction deadline of 1440 minutes has been removed. It is now
possible to create a transaction with a deadline of up to 32767 minutes. This
has been done because many use cases of phasing require that the transaction
bytes are prepared much earlier than the actual broadcasting of the transaction
to the blockchain.

This release will perform a database upgrade with a full rescan on first start.
On testnet, it will cause a rollback to block 256935.

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https://nxtforum.org/nrs-releases/nrs-v1-5-0e/

sha256:
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This is a development release for testing only. Source code is not provided.

Change log:

This is an experimental release for the Voting System and Phasing. It enables
these features on testnet, and is a required update for all testnet nodes.

It is also possible to run this version on main net, but the block at which the
new features will be enabled has not been set yet.

New features:

Voting System.

Voting System API calls:

CreatePoll, CastVote, GetPoll, GetPolls, GetPollResult, GetPollVote,
GetPollVotes, SearchPolls.

Polls processing is optional. If nxt.processPolls=false (default is true), vote
counting is not done and no poll results are stored. This can be used to reduce
the load on lower performance nodes. It is still possible to get the results of
a poll using getPollResult, as long as the required vote and balances data
hasn't been trimmed yet.

Regardless of the nxt.processPolls setting, votes for polls that finished
before the last trim height (1441 blocks by default) are deleted and only
aggregate results, if processing is enabled, are kept.

Votes are weighted based on the voting model selected, which can be by account,
by balance, by asset balance or by currency balance, and a minimum balance
cutoff can also be specified. The voting model is defined when the poll is
created, however a different voting model can be specified when calling the
getPollResult API, to calculate on the fly an alternative vote counting, as
long as vote data is still available.

Voting multiple times, changing, or deleting votes is not allowed.

The fee to create a poll is 10 NXT for a poll with up to 20 options, with 1 NXT
additional fee for any additional option (max 100 options are possible).

Phasing.

Phasing API calls:

ApproveTransaction, GetAccountPhasedTransactions,
GetAccountPhasedTransactionCount, GetAssetPhasedTransactions,
GetCurrencyPhasedTransactions, GetPhasingPoll, GetPhasingPolls,
GetPhasingPollVote, GetPhasingPollVotes, GetVoterPhasedTransactions.

A transaction of any type can be phased by adding a phased=true parameter and
an appropriate set of phasing parameters. Phased transactions are accepted in
the blockchain immediately (subject to all usual validations), but are executed
only at finish height, if still valid and if the required quorum has been met.
If not approved, or not valid at finish height, they remain in the blockchain
but are never executed, and any changes they caused to the sender unconfirmed
balance are reversed, except that the fee is not refunded.

In addition to the voting models available in polls, phased transactions can
use a whitelist of accounts (max 10) allowed to vote for the transaction.

It is possible to vote for (approve) up to 10 phased transactions with a single
approval transaction. This transaction will be accepted in the blockchain only
if all phased transactions it is voting for are already in it.

Voting multiple times is allowed but has no effect on vote counting, votes
after the first vote from each account are ignored.

It is also possible to make any transaction phased without needing voting for
approval. This can be used to create transactions with deferred execution.

Pay on reveal secret is supported as a voting model for phased transactions.
When this voting model is used, the phased transaction must include the
hash of a secret chosen by the sender (up to 100 bytes long), and an approval
transaction for it is only accepted if it includes the secret that results in
this hash. It does not matter who the sender of the approval transaction is,
unless a whitelist is also defined. Supported hash functions currently are
sha256, ripemd160, and sha256 followed by ripemd160. The codes to specify them
as parameters are available from the getConstants API.

Finally, it is possible to make a phased transaction that is released or
rejected not on the basis of voting, but based on the presence of other
transactions (linked transactions) in the blockchain at its finish height.
To do that, up to 10 phasingLinkedFullHash transaction hashes can be defined
when creating the phased transaction. Note that this does not create a
dependency between the linked transactions themselves. This feature can be
used to implement atomic execution of transactions of any type, provided the
phased transaction is phasing safe. Transactions already in the blockchain
before the acceptance of the phased transaction can also be linked, as long
as they are not more than 60 days old, or themselves phased transactions.

The deferred execution with no approval needed, pay on reveal secret, and
linked transactions features are currently accessible using the API only, the
UI for them will be completed in a later release.

Similar to voting, the phasing data for phased transaction that finished before
the last trim height is also deleted and only the aggregate approval results
are kept.

The fee for making a transaction phased depends on the voting model selected.
For by-account voting with no minimum balance, or no voting needed, it is 1 NXT
in addition to the regular fee for that particular transaction type. For voting
that depends on voter balances, the additional phasing fee is 20 NXT.

The fee for approving a phased transaction is 1 NXT for each phased
transaction included in the vote.

Variable size messages, encrypted messages, digital goods deliveries. After VS
block, messages and encrypted messages will be allowed to be up to 40 kbytes
long instead of 1000 bytes, with 1 NXT fee for each 1024 bytes. Digital goods
deliveries can also be up to 40 kbytes, with 1 NXT fee for each 1024 bytes
after the first 10k. A single transaction is always limited not to exceed the
maximum block payload length, currently 255 * 176 bytes.

Other new APIs:

GetOrderTrades - given an askOrder, bidOrder, or both, returns all trades that
were executed as a result of this order.

GetDGSExpiredPurchases - returns the purchases for a given seller which have
expired without being delivered.

GetDGSTagsLike - returns all Digital Goods Store tags starting with a given
(at least 2 characters long) prefix.

GetAliasesLike - returns all Aliases starting with a given (at least 2
characters long) prefix.

SearchAccounts - full text search on account info (name and description).

GetPlugins - returns a list of all installed plugins.

DumpPeers - returns all active peers of a certain version.

Shutdown - shuts down the server. Takes an optional scan parameter, if true
the derived tables are truncated and a full rescan with validation is scheduled
on next start. The resulting nxt_db folder is smaller, and a node bootstrapped
with this database is going to verify the blockchain and rebuild all derived
tables on start. While this ensures validity of the blockchain and all tables,
it cannot verify that this is the current consensus blockchain and not a fork,
therefore providing such a database for download is still not trustless.

GetLog - returns the most recent log messages, kept in a memory buffer.

GetStackTraces - returns the stack traces of the currently running threads.

Shutdown, getLog and getStackTraces require the admin password.

Changed APIs:

CreateTransaction - to facilitate debugging and to allow preparing transaction
bytes and json even for transactions that are currently invalid, if broadcast
parameter is false, all relevant transaction fields (json, bytes, hash, etc)
are still included in the result even in the case of invalid transaction.
If broadcast=true, those fields are returned only in case of successful
transaction broadcast, otherwise only the error messages are returned.
This change affects all APIs that end up creating a new transaction.

GetConstants - in addition to adding the new transaction types and subtypes,
and the voting models, the format of the resulting json has been changed.

Added optional timestamp parameter to getExchanges and getTrades.

Added optional account parameter and pagination support to getCurrencyFounders.

Always include errorCode and errorDescription in some API results that only had
an error field in case of an error.

Limit number of records returned by all APIs that support pagination to
nxt.maxAPIRecords at a time (default 100), unless the admin password is
provided or is not needed.

AddPeer adds an isNewlyAdded boolean to the returned peer json, indicating
whether the peer was not already known.

Client changes:

Extended UI in the "advanced" transaction modal dialog for every transaction
type for invoking the different variants of phased transactions (to be approved
by a certain number of accounts or balance/asset/currency holders).

New main sidebar item for the Voting System, modal to create the various types
of polls, pages to find active polls and follow polls over time, list with own
polls and votes casted.

Generic notification system for incoming transactions showing the number
of transaction types and total new transactions.

Unconfirmed transactions are only displayed in the "Dashboard" and "My Transactions"
pages and no longer appear in other tables.

Transaction info dialog for AE Bid and Ask orders now displays a table containing
the actual trades mathcing the specific order.

New account login feature for faster login just by Nxt account.

User specific client DB with new logout option to clear user data.

Streamlined sidebar/navigation structure.

Send Currency button added to the toolbar which invokes the transfer currency dialog

Environment information, client settings and various diagnostic information is logged
to the browser's JavaScript console during startup and login.

Phasing tab was added to the transaction info dialog of phased transactions.

Various bug fixes.

Client Plugin System:

Functionality - The NRS client comes with a new plugin system, enabling third
party developers to provide additional functionality for the client. Plugins
can be activated/deactivated on startup, the status of installed plugins can be
seen on a separate settings page. Plugins can hook into the new "Plugins"
sidebar navigation item or provide their own navigation structure.

Security - Plugins are not sandboxed or restricted in any way and have full
access to client functionality including the passphrase. It is essential to only
install plugins from trusted sources and in doubt don't use plugins together
with accounts storing larger amounts of NXT. There are prominent security
warnings both on the login page and within the plugins folder.

Installation - A Plugin is provided as an archived file containing the necessary
HTML/JS/CSS files and can be installed by extracting the file in the plugins/
client directory.

Developer - For a plugin to be valid is has to follow a certain minimal file
structure and be shipped with a manifest.json file with some meta information.
Detailed information can be found in the DEVELOPERS.md file in the plugins/
directory. There is also a "hello_world" example plugin to get an idea how
things work.

Other important changes:

Fixed transaction ordering in AE order matching to always be by transaction
index instead of by id, to take effect after Voting System Block.

Enforce nxt.adminPassword if set, even if the APIServer is listening on
localhost only.

Added nxt.ignorePeerAnnouncedAddress and nxt.cjdnsOnly properties, relevant
only for cjdns users or multihomed nodes.

Default initial peers are now stored in nxt.defaultPeers and
nxt.testnetDefaultPeers instead of being populated by NxtDbVersion on database
creation.

Allow the API server to handle both http and https requests on different ports,
if nxt.apiServerSSLPort is set to a port different from nxt.apiServerPort and
nxt.apiSSL=true. If the SSL and non-SSL ports are configured to be the same,
the nxt.apiSSL property determines whether SSL is used or not. On testnet,
non-SSL port is hardcoded to 6876 and SSL, if enabled, to 6877.

Reduced the default nxt.maxRollback to 800. Also added a nxt.trimFrequency
setting to control how often the trim is run, default 1000.

This release requires Java 8 and will not run or compile with Java 7.

run.bat has been updated to search for a Java 8 installation using the Windows
registry.

Updated Jetty to version 9.2.10 and Bouncy Castle to version 1.52. If unpacking
on top of a previous installation, delete the old lib folder first.

This release will perform a database upgrade with a full rescan on first start.

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Release 1.4.16

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Change log:
Updated jetty to version 9.2.9 due to a critical security bug:

http://dev.eclipse.org/mhonarc/lists/jetty-announce/msg00074.html

There are no code changes, only the jetty libraries have been updated.
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https://nxtforum.org/nrs-releases/nrs-v1-4-15/

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Change log:

Possible fix for the invalid CurrencyMint counter exception.

Made URLs in descriptions clickable and fixed potential XSS exploit problem.

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https://nxtforum.org/nrs-releases/nrs-v1-4-14/

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Change log:

Added debugging output for failing currency mint transactions.

Reduced default numberOfForkConfirmations to 2.

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Release 1.4.13

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https://nxtforum.org/nrs-releases/nrs-v1-4-13/

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Change log:

Peer networking improvements, better logging, bugfixes.

News page now loads correctly when the wallet uses https.
Nxt forum message updates are displayed instead of new topics.
Feed refresh is performed whenever the news page is refreshed.

Minor UI bugfixes.

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Release 1.4.12

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https://nxtforum.org/nrs-releases/nrs-v1-4-12/

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Change log:

Improved fork resolution by allowing a better difficulty block pushed from a
peer to replace the current last block.

When forging, do not accept a peer block with hit time after the next hit time
of a currently forging account (i.e. prevent front-running in forging).

Removed the possibility of a forger to miss his turn. Even if late, the block
will still be generated and submitted.

Delay forging and submission of blocks by 20 s, configurable via the
nxt.forgingDelay property, in order to be able to accumulate more transactions
in the forged block. The arrival of a front-running block from a peer however
cancels that delay and the next block is generated up to 3 s earlier instead,
which can be controlled via the nxt.forgingSpeedup property.

The above time shifts apply to the physical time of block generation and
submission only. Block timestamps are always fixed by the forging algorithm
within 1 s accuracy, and are not possible to modify.

Better logging of peer networking errors. Log, but do not blacklist missing or
malformed JSON responses.

UI for adding and blacklisting peers. Blacklisting from the UI is possible
only when admin password is not needed (disabled or running on localhost).

Database optimization. Moved the public key of accounts, transaction senders,
and block forgers to a separate table, resulting in 15% reduction of total
database size. This change will be performed at first start and will take some
time. A shutdown after the first start is recommended to compact the database.

Forging API improvements: getForging and stopForging now allow access using
admin password instead of account secret phrase. This respectively retrieves
the status of, or stops the forging of, all currently forging accounts. As
with other admin password protected APIs, password is not required when the
API server is listening on the localhost interface only. The getState API now
also returns a needsAdminPassword boolean, to indicate this.

Enforce that the nxt-default.properties file used matches the version of the
current release.

Added currency distribution dialog invoked using a link from the currency
transaction info dialog.

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Release 1.4.11

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https://nxtforum.org/nrs-releases/nrs-v1-4-11/

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Change log:

Fixed a bug in transaction validation that could break blockchain downloading.
The default (and minimum allowed) value for nxt.maxRollback is now 1441.

Restrict maximum HTTP request and response size in peer networking to prevent
potential out of memory attacks.

Ctrl-C can now stop the server without having to wait for initial rescan to
complete.

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https://nxtforum.org/nrs-releases/nrs-v1-4-10/

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Change log:

Improved display of blockchain downloading status in the client UI.

Added client translations, changed state from beta to stable for the following
languages: Italian, Dutch, Ukrainian.

Fixed a bug in transaction bytes parsing which could cause signature
verification failed errors and break forging.

When downloading the blockchain, require at most one fork confirmation when
still below the last hardcoded checkpoint (currently MS block).

New API calls for peer management: addPeer and blacklistPeer. AddPeer will add
a peer address or IP, optionally with port number, to the list of known peers
and will try to connect to it. BlacklistPeer (password protected) will
blacklist a peer, for the default blacklisting period.

These APIs, and a few others related to peer networking, have been grouped under
a new Networking tab on the /test page.

Peer port handling has been improved to allow different peers to share the same
IP address provided they use different ports.

To prevent overloading a node with invalid peer addresses, the maximum total
number of known peers is limited to nxt.maxNumberOfKnownPeers (default 2000).
Once this number has been reached, new peer addresses are not added, and peers
that have been last connected to more than a week ago are removed from the known
peer list, provided the node has enough connected public peers, until the number
of known peers is again reduced to below nxt.minNumberOfKnownPeers (default
1000).

Improved database performance by storing currency supply and reserve per unit
data in a separate table.

This release will perform a rescan on first start.

Updated jetty to version 9.2.7. If unpacking on top of a previous installation,
delete your lib directory first to remove the old jetty libraries.

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Release 1.4.9

https://nxtforum.org/nrs-releases/nrs-v1-4-9/

sha256:
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Change log:

Server Logic
============
Password protect the Debug APIs. The nxt.enableDebugAPI property is no longer
used. Instead, the debug APIs which allow direct manipulation of the blockchain
database are always enabled, but are now protected with a password, which needs
to be set in the nxt.adminPassword property. Password is not required when the
API server is listening on the localhost interface only (the default).
The password protection can be disabled by setting nxt.disableAdminPassword=true.

Some refactoring to allow creation and signing of transactions using the Java API
even in the complete absence of blockchain data, as needed for the MintWorker.

Minor peer networking improvement, addPeers and processBlock requests are now
executed in the background.

Improvements in fork resolution. The peer networking getNextBlocks API no longer
limits the number of blocks returned to 1 MB total payload size, but always
returns 720 blocks, if available.

MintWorker
==========
Added nxt.mint.stopOnError property, default false. Minting will now continue,
by default, even after an error occurred when sending the mint transaction to
the server.

Minting transactions are now signed locally and sent to the server using the
broadcastTransaction API. Thus the secretPhrase for the minting account is never
sent to the server, and the server or the connection to it do not need to be
trusted. The secretPhrase is also not logged to the log output anymore.

User Interface
==============
Added second row of info boxes on Dashboard.

Notifications for incoming messages.

Reworked page navigation.

Account leasing dialog now displays the number of blocks until lease expiration.

Fixed named account links on the transaction info dialog.

Client Translation
==================
Added language selection to welcome screen.

Added translations for monetary system for different languages.

Stable: English, Spanish, French, Lithuanian, Portuguese (Brazilian), Russian,
Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional)

Beta: German, Finnish, Galician, Croatian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Dutch,
Slovakian, Portuguese, Serbian (Cyrillic), Serbian (Latin), Ukrainian

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NXT Digital Goods Store offers commission-free platform for indie artists

A new digital goods store powered by NXT, the popular second-generation cryptocurrency, will allow independent musicians, game developers, writers and artists to reach new markets and keep 100 percent of their revenues.

The NXT Digital Goods Store (DGS) is set to launch in the second week of August, offering an exciting new platform for independent artists to sell their material.

DGS is built on NXT, a versatile and feature-rich cryptocurrency. Cryptocurrencies are a suite of new technologies that allow users to send money directly between each other over the Internet, quickly, securely and almost for free. However, whilst most cryptocurrencies are restricted to money transfer alone, NXT has developed the concept to allow transfer and trading of any digital asset – including media files. The result is a platform that allows musicians and other content creators to deal directly with their customers, rather than relying on expensive middlemen.

No commissions
‘We’re really excited about this development,’ comments Dan Kindly, NXT marketing associate. ‘Most digital media stores take a big commission from their artists. If you’re struggling to get started, that can represent a real barrier to your career. NXT’s Digital Goods Store allows anyone to list their tracks for free. They get to keep 100 percent of the revenue. That’s money that can go back into marketing and development, or be returned to customers, rather than ending up in the pockets of a big corporation.’

Apple famously takes a 30 percent cut of iTunes subscription sales. By contrast, the only cost of using NXT’s DGS will be the 1 NXT transaction fee, currently worth around $0.04 – and this is likely to be reduced to 0.1 NXT in the future. (Everything within the NXT ecosystem is priced in its native currency, though customers can use another NXT service, the Multigateway, to convert other cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin into NXT to spend.) One of the first artists to use the Digital Goods Store will be German musician SinanBoom, who is listing his new EP of 6 songs for 99 NXT. Further videos will be released at a later date.

Getting started
In the coming weeks, users will be able to access a range of digital media on the NXT Digital Goods Store, including games, apps, music, videos and ebooks.

You can download the NXT client, which includes the Digital Goods Store, for free at www.nxt.org. NXT can be purchased for US Dollars or Euros at CCEDK, or exchanged for Bitcoins and other cryptocurrencies at the Multigateway or a number of other cryptocurrency exchanges.

BTCD to pay bitcoin dividends after link with InstantDEX instant trading service

BitcoinDark, a fast-rising new cryptocurrency with a strong emphasis on anonymity, will soon pay dividends in bitcoin – or potentially one of a number of different cryptocurrencies or crypto-assets.

New cryptocurrency BitcoinDark (BTCD) is set to be the first cryptocurrency to pay regular dividends in a form other than itself, in a game-changing new development that will shift the way investors view different currencies. Core BTCD developer jl777, who is also responsible for the jl777hodl (JLH) asset that began trading on Poloniex earlier this month, has stated his intention of linking BTCD to the revenue generated by the new InstantDEX trading platform, for which he is also responsible.

Synergy
Linking InstantDEX and BitcoinDark creates a strong partnership that will leverage the capability of several different initiatives and their respective communities. BitcoinDark, which promises a new and robust twist on anonymity protocols, will be essentially impossible to trace. InstantDEX, which is now at test-release stage, offers near real-time trading between different cryptocurrencies and crypto-assets, meaning that users do not have to wait for confirmations on the relevant blockchains. InstantDEX will work through the Multigateway, the first decentralised crypto-trading exchange.

‘The BTCD community are hosting the InstantDEX servers,’ comments jl777, ‘so it seems fair to reward them for their help and commitment. At the same time, this brings together three important needs and new developments in cryptocurrency: anonymity, decentralised trading and instant transactions.’

Dividends
InstantDEX charges 0.1 percent per transaction – lower than almost any other traditional exchange. However, the anticipated market share and resulting volumes means that this could create a significant revenue stream, especially since overheads are minimal. ‘Of the 0.1 percent charged for both sides of the transaction, I plan to reserve half to continue to develop InstantDEX. A proportion – I’m suggesting 10 percent of the remainder – will be paid to BTCD holders.’ Payments can be made in any currency or asset, to the associated address in the BTCD wallet’s built-in asset exchange.

Traded crypto-assets and dividend-paying currencies
Paying dividends in another currency is another first for cryptocurrency, but a similar development took place two weeks ago when Poloniex listed jl777hodl (ticker symbol JLH), which represents a basket of high-performance cryptocurrency assets traded on the NXT asset exchange. JLH has been trading at a total market cap of over $1 million, as shown on CoinMarketCap – twice the value it was before being added to Poloniex. Paying dividends to a cryptocurrency is simply the other side of this equation, argues jl777. ‘If JLH can be traded on an exchange, why can’t BTCD receive dividends like an asset?’

The additional financial incentive is likely to fuel a further round of interest in an already keenly-watched cryptocurrency.

Nxt Crypto Valley

bithaus logo

BitHaus on Isle of Man

domsch:

The very first Nxt Crypto Valley on Isle of Man is here!

Today Isle of Man is the go-to country when it comes to eGaming. Pokerstars and the likes are based there and were able to rise to such heights (more than $1.5b in revenue per year) only because of the support they have received from the government.

We want to replicate the success from the eGaming sector. We want billion dollar companies to emerge out of this community.

So lets be more precise as to what we’ve achieved:

Together with the government of Isle of Man we are building a crypto-valley that will make it possible for crypto-currency related companies to operate without any burdens or difficulties and most importantly – they will be able to operate legally.

What should be noted here is that we receive the full support of the government. Right now I’m still working on the greater details of subsidizes here. But I’m confident that this will be a huge opportunity not only for companies like ours, but for the entire ecosystem.

The goal is it to realize the creation of a legal DAC, which means that companies that issue shares on the Asset Exchange can do so legally. We’re also working on implementing the idea of a “Safe Harbor” (as mentioned  during the New York Bitcoin Hearing): companies that would normally require a license to operate will be given a “trial” where they can prove themselves and their abilities to operate. This means that these companies will be able to operate right off the bat without having to worry that bureaucracy will kill their innovation.

We are making it possible for DAC’s to be legally listed on the Asset Exchange.

The crypto valley will make it possible for new ideas and new innovations to be created, we are creating an entire network of synergy and collaboration of companies and products within the ecosystem.

On Isle of Man we will work closely together with the regulators and politicians, that means that we are taking a proactive stance in the way this industry will be regulated. We are sort of creating our own regulatory framework and thus make it possible for no regulator to cripple our innovations.

Something like this will cause a dramatic shift of the Nxt ecosystem and we are bringing more companies, more investors and more users on board.

Interested?

If you are interested in joining us in this initiative, please just email me at dom@fileyy.com with more information on your startup/product/team. Right now there are 6 companies that will join us locally on Isle of Man but we’re trying to get a whole lot more. Because I have already built up the foundation it will be easy and super fast for upcoming companies to register on Isle of Man and be able to operate. I have all the connections locally that will help us with this Crypto Valley!

This is the first step we made. We are working together with other governments right now as well to realize this idea on a global scale. We want to create such Crypto Valleys on every continent.

Read the full announcement and discuss here:
https://nxtforum.org/general-discussion/nxt-crypto-valley-its-time-to-get-serious!/

What style is NXT?

nxt styleguide

About five weeks ago I started a thread on nxtforum.org presenting the idea of having a global corporate design for Nxt. As wonderful as decentralized is, as confusing can it be for Average Joe to get anything out of, when surfing the different styles and designs that were Nxt’s face. I wasn’t the first one to propose it. But this time, the German based web agency Ideenfrische would make it for us. In fact, they wanted to. Deliver free proposals for a Nxt global corporate design, hear the wishes and complaints of a decentralized Nxt Community (!), work hard on implementing it all, and don’t stop until it’s all finished.

Thanks a lot *HASH*, for the original logo. Bitcoinpaul! And big up Ideenfrische! THIS:

This is NXT Styleguide

1

2

 

3

 

4

 

6

 

5

 

+ more and more and more.

The NXT Styleguide is an ongoing project and the guide + the amount of downloadable templates and files will be expanded.
You can get it here: http://www.nxtcommunity.org/styleguide.pdf
Updates to the styleguide + files will be announced in this thread: https://nxtforum.org/nxt-promotion/a-global-corporate-design/msg14968/

And now?

Ideenfrische continues their work.
Nxt Wallet (Wesley’s client) is up next.

Same goes for Nxters behind the scenes, Nxters with sites, clients, social media, Nxters with faces to show on conferences, video makers and whoever active in the community who want to flash the new corporate design. Let’s live up to it and take over. Let’s get things done.

The next days and weeks our corporate design will begin to pop up.

Nxt.org is in the works.
Nxter.org is being redesigned.
NXT Newsletter will have new clothes.
Nxtcommunity.org will soon blow your mind.
Nxtforum.org – look in the .zip for a template file.

Facebook, Google+, Twitter, Youtube, Vimeo, Pinterest, all our accounts should follow.

And there are already business cards, brochures and a cool backdrop in print que for Amsterdam and China.

The NXT Styleguide and all files attached to it are open and free for all Nxters to use. Get it. Clones will be clones. Go!

Arthur Penzl. Nxt donations: 196910366798475802 …