April 2017 (I)
Here’s some of the latest news about Nxt over this past week:
- Hyperledger – Vendor Members List
- Intel & The Floor – International Blockchain Hackaton
- Cryptomate – Buy NXT via Bank Transfer in the UK
- NRS Update – Version 1.11.5
- Ardor – v2.0.3e for Testnet
- Ardor Public Repository Migration
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Here below are more details about each of these topics:
Hyperledger – Vendor Members List
Hyperledger, a Linux Foundation project, intends to create an advance cross-industry blockchain technology through a collaborative effort and has been doing so since 2015. Hyperledger has recently set up a special section on its website to let the public know about Hyperledger members that offer a variety of products and services around and based on various business blockchain technologies. The Nxt Foundation is included in this section.
Travin Keith, the Marketing Director and a Blockchain Consultant of the Nxt Foundation, is the person in charge of representing the Nxt Foundation at Hyperledger, where numerous well-known players in the finance and tech industries are members of, such as: Cisco, Fujitsu, Hitachi, IBM, Intel, Red Hat, Grupo Deutsche Börse, J.P. Morgan, etc.
The Nxt Foundation is a nonprofit organization that promotes the use of Nxt and Ardor blockchain technology. Since 2014, we have been a point-of-contact for businesses and organizations interested in using this technology and have since expanded our operations to further support the broader community.
Blockchain Products/Services Offered: Businesses and organizations can consult with us regarding the use of the open source feature-filled Nxt and Ardor blockchain technologies that we support, whether on the public chain or a private one, for various blockchain-based solutions spanning a wide range of industries. Existing blockchain features include Arbitrary Messaging, Polling, Phased Transactions, Asset Creation, and an Asset Exchange, as well as a Plugin system, to name a few. The Nxt Foundation can also connect interested parties with the developers of both blockchain platforms for customization.
Headquarters: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Active Geographies: Worldwide
Industries: Any industry with blockchain technology needs.
Email Address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Source and more information: The Nxt Foundation joins Hyperledger
Intel & The Floor – International Blockchain Hackaton
In some previous newsletters, we announced that Lior Yaffe, a Nxt and Ardor core developer, will be attending to the International Blockchain Hackaton in Tel Aviv on the 29th and 30th of March, 2017. Nxter.org covered this story by releasing two articles that include all the details about Lior’s participation at this event and the event itself.
The challenge set by the organizers was to establish a digital, one-stop-shop solution to register shares, handle corporate actions, and allow for updates of company capital structure. This could sound like a tough job, but it isn’t really a problem for Nxt, because most of the features needed are already included in the Nxt core, as Lior explained:
The “problem” is, that the functionality we provide out of the box with data cloud, phasing, messages, account ledger, encrypted file attachment, shared key is enough to implement this.
I don’t have anything real to develop.
The mentor told me “you better work on a presentation.”
And this is the result:
Click here to watch a video with Lior’s presentation.
More information: Hackaton – day 1
Cryptomate – Buy NXT via Bank Transfer in the UK
Now you can buy NXT via instant online bank transfer in the United Kingdom thanks to Cryptomate, a service that offers an easy and fast way to purchase cryptocurrencies. It benefits from the Faster Payment Service, which lets you complete your purchase really fast (however, still very far behind the confirmation speeds in blockchain technology).
Simply choose the cryptocurrency you want to buy, enter your email address and crypto wallet details, and make your payment through online banking. Once your order has been paid you will receive your coins in your wallet.
CryptoMate puts a strong focus on security. Nothing is more important to us than keeping our customers safe and secure while using our service. Using our peer-to-peer Trusted Vendor system means that we do not store any cryptocoins or customers’ money. We use SSL for point-to-point encrypted communications, and store all customer information in a secure database.
Non-verified users have a total order limit of £250. If you verify your identity your daily limit is set to £1,000.
NRS Update – Version 1.11.5
A new version of the Nxt Reference Software has been published. The changelog includes the addition of firstIndex and lastIndex to the getUnconfirmedTransactions and API getUnconfirmedTransactionIds, in order to support pagination. Moreover, minor performance optimizations and UI improvements have been made. H2 has also been updated to version 1.4.194 and jetty has been updated to version 9.3.17.
You can download the NRS update straight from your current Nxt client or from Bitbucket. Always make sure that the given SHA256 signature is exactly the same as the hash of the file. You can check it using your NRS wallet, online third party services, or locally-run third party software, so that you are absolutely sure that you are receiving the original file.
The Nxt client application for the Android platform has also been updated with the latest version of Node (v7.8.0), NPM (4.4.4) and Apache Cordova 6.5.0.
Keep in mind that the mobile wallet that this version brings us works much as the Light Wallet. It connects to an aleatory public node every time you run the app while being able to use almost all the features of the full client. You can download it for your Android phone from here.
Source and more information: https://nxtforum.org/nrs-releases/nrs-v1-11-5/
Ardor – v2.0.3e for Testnet
Jean-Luc, Nxt and Ardor lead core developer and member of Jelurida, has released the last version of the Ardor testnet – v2.0.3.e. This version brings improvements such as how unconfirmed transactions are processed and in the Coin Exchange UI. Additionally, Jetty has been updated to version 9.3.17. As with the previous versions, the source code isn’t provided.
You can download the NRS update straight from your current Nxt client or from Bitbucket. Always make sure that the given SHA256 signature is exactly the same as the hash of that file.
Ardor Public Repository Migration
Jean-Luc has announced that Jelurida, the corporation founded by the core developers of Nxt and Ardor, is changing the location of the official public Ardor repository. The new address is https://bitbucket.org/Jelurida/ardor/downloads/
The Ardor packages uploaded to the Jelurida repository will be signed with the official Jelurida software releases signing key, 0xC654D7FCFF18FD55, already used for signing the Private Blockchain Evaluation Kit packages.
The latest release 2.0.3e has already been uploaded to the new location.
In a few days, the old repository will be deleted, with a notice directing users to the new one.
Please update any hardcoded website links.
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Nxt Foundation – In the Media
The Nxt Foundation has created a new section on its website that makes it possible to see the appearances of the Nxt Foundation in the media with direct coverage, article assistance, quote contributions, interviews, or even full articles as contributors.
After many years of hard work, Nxter.org is playing a prominent role here, since it’s the informational media that provides more coverage of Nxt, Ardor, the Nxt Foundation and the whole ecosystem around it, than any other organization.
If you would like to collaborate with the Nxt Foundation, please reach out to us at email@example.com.
TradingView – NXT Very Long!
TradingView is an advanced financial visualization platform that is easy and intuitive to use, with many users around the world making use of it. The service provides all the charting tools you need to share and view your trading strategies.
Recently, a technical analysis of the NXT price has been carried out by Altcoinanalytics. This user has given a personal impression of the path NXT’s price is going to follow.
We will see great movements “UP” on the NXT … chart in the next few weeks, be excited and don’t miss the train again!
We’d like to point out that we are just echoing the opinion of an analyst because it’s referring to NXT. However, that doesn’t mean that Nxter approves nor disapproves this opinion. Investors are always responsible for doing the proper research and analyzing the risks when investing in volatile markets such as cryptocurrencies.
Weekly NXT/ARDR Price Evolution
The following graphic shows the NXT / Bitcoin exchange price at Poloniex over this past week:
The following graphic shows the ARDR / Bitcoin exchange price at Poloniex over this past week: