September 2016 (IV)
Slowly but surely, news about Nxt kept coming up this past week:
- Nxt on Microsoft Azure
- The official ARDR token has been presented
- Infographic about Nxt features
- NxtTipbot for Slack
- Project Rain keeps going on
- Weekly NXT price evolution
Here below are more details about each of these:
Nxt on Microsoft Azure
Bcdev, a remarkable member of the Nxt Community, has been working for months in the development of tools that would allow the deployment of Nxt as SaaS (Software as a Service) on the Microsoft Azure platform. Finally, his hard work has been rewarded as, after a long wait, Microsoft has accepted the templates and made the announcement. Shortly thereafter, Evildave and Damelon, both of the Nxt Foundation, announced it on Nxtforum, Twitter, and Slack:
Nxt now deployable on Azure!
Tell your developer friends 🙂
From this moment on, one click deployment for Nxt nodes is possible on Microsoft Azure, in an easy and fast way!
Azure is a growing collection of integrated cloud services -analytics, computing, database, mobile, networking, storage and web- created by Microsoft for building, deploying, and managing applications and services through a global network of Microsoft-managed data centers. It supports many different programming languages, tools and frameworks, including both Microsoft-created and third-party software and systems.
The official ARDR token has been presented
The Nxt network is close to reach block 1,000,000. At that time, the snapshot period of your NXT balance for the ARDR giveaway will be over. The Development team has already created the ARDR token on Nxt’s Asset Exchange, which will be the assets that we’ll receive in our Nxt account. The ARDR tokens will be sent from the account NXT-FQ28-G9SQ-BG8M-6V6QH
The ARDR asset represents the amount of Ardor tokens each account will receive in the future Nxt 2.0 / Ardor blockchain. ARDR, in that system, will be the token used to establish consensus and to create new blocks. This ARDR token will be automatically distributed to user accounts at block 1,000,000, and after that will become freely tradeable.
The asset ARDR with the identifier 12422608354438203866 is the only one that will grant you Ardor tokens once the new blockchains is completely developed, which is expected to happen in the third quarter of 2017. But, before such time, ARDR tokens can be traded on the Asset Exchange of Nxt.
Latest news about Tennessee
The Nxt Foundation has updated its member list:
Dave Pearce – Bizdev, project management, funds acquisition
Travin Keith – Marketing
Alexandre Eich-Gozzi – Bizdev and project acquisition
Dirk Reuters – Technical and development contact
Bas Wisselink – Bizdev, project management and education/outreach
In this last update, Bas Wisselink, aka Damelon, in addition to explaining to us the latest movements carried out by the Nxt Foundation, such as the articles published in prestigious economical magazines (like the ones we listed in our previous (weekly magazine), or the workgroups with the Rijkswaterstaat (the entity in charge of traffic and infrastructures) has made the following call:
We would like to ask anyone who has development skills and the wish to work on projects to contact us!
We need people who we can attach to projects and these projects pay! We cannot do that if we do not know you. Contact us, so we know you are willing and available so we can discuss the opportunities.
Infographic about Nxt features
The first feature chosen for this series of infographics has been the coin / asset shuffle. Remember that Bitcoin may be included in a shuffling process, because it’s an asset thanks to the Multigateway:
The user NxtSwe has been playing with the API of Slack, a very popular instant messaging utility among Nxters, in order to develop and automatic payment system that could be use to send tips, which has been called Tipbot. At the moment, it’s in a beta status and runs on the testnet:
Code is here:
It’s probably full of bugs, so use with caution.
The user CM keeps working hard on adding Nxt and other cryptocurrencies to the Rain Project. Some progress can be seen in the following snapshot that he has shared:
Weekly NXT price evolution
The following graphic shows the NXT / Bitcoin exchange price at Poloniex for this past week:
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