NRS 1.11.5

Nxt Client (NRS) 1.11.5

THIS IS THE LATEST NRS RELEASE

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 H2 to version 1.4.194 and jetty to 9.3.17.

Source: https://nxtforum.org/nrs-releases/nrs-v1-11-5/

Also, read:

Nxt Tutorials
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Nxt 2.0: Ardor child chain blockchain platform

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NXT Mobile app

 

The NRS Android app is available at:

Hash 94f71ed4d3762dd2e28f28bf0f8760a5a2c3cb78ee22a257639cc39dbe0c2621

The new version has been updated to:

Node v7.8.0
NPM 4.4.4
Cordova 6.5.0
Android Platform 6.1.2
All Cordova plugins were updated to their latest version

Source: https://nxtforum.org/index.php?topic=13427.msg231036#msg231036

Read more about installing the Nxt core devs' mobile app @ Nxtwiki.org

The NRS (Nxt Reference Software) Client is the Nxt core developers’ official wallet release.

NRS is a locally hosted client-server application. By default, it downloads the Nxt blockchain, but from version 1.10.0e you can run it as a light client as well as a full node. To forge and earn forging fees from processing transactions on the network you must run the Nxt Client in full mode, which is possible even on small devices like laptops, or on a Raspberry Pi. There are also bounties for running public nodes.

The Nxt Client is easy to install. Use the 1-click installers for Linux, Mac, and Windows or read this INSTALLATION GUIDE to launch the NRS .zip from terminal.

Nxt news – April 2017 (I): The Greater the Difficulty, the Greater the Glory in Surmounting It

April 2017 (I)

 

Here’s some of the latest news about Nxt over this past week:

NXT COMMUNITY
DEVELOPMENT
NXT IN THE MEDIA
PRICE EVOLUTION

 

Here below are more details about each of these topics:

 

NXT COMMUNITY

  • 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: travin@nxtfoundation.io

Source and more information: The Nxt Foundation joins Hyperledger

https://www.hyperledger.org/about/members/vendor-member-directory

https://github.com/hyperledger/hyperledger/wiki

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  • 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

Hackaton – day 2

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  • 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.

Source: https://cryptomate.co.uk/buy-nxt/

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DEVELOPMENT

  • 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.

  • Android Wallet

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.

Hash 94f71ed4d3762dd2e28f28bf0f8760a5a2c3cb78ee22a257639cc39dbe0c2621

Source and more information: https://nxtforum.org/nrs-releases/nrs-v1-11-5/

https://bitbucket.org/JeanLucPicard/nxt/downloads/

https://bitbucket.org/JeanLucPicard/nxt/downloads/nxt-mobile-client-android-1.11.5.0.apk

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  • 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.

Source: https://nxtforum.org/nrs-releases/ardor-v2-0-3e/

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  • 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.

Source: https://nxtforum.org/nrs-releases/ardor-public-repository-migration/

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NXT IN THE MEDIA

  • 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 info@nxtfoundation.io.

Source: https://www.nxtfoundation.io/in-the-media-nxt-foundation/

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PRICE EVOLUTION

  • 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.

Source: https://www.tradingview.com/chart/NXTBTC/2Qy6y4Rl-NXT-very-LONG/

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  • 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:

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Nxt News – March 2017 (I): Energy Rightly Applied and Directed will Accomplish Anything

NXT NxtCoin 2. generation cryptocurrency news

March 2017 (I)

 

Here’s some of the latest news about Nxt over this past week:

NXT COMMUNITY
DEVELOPMENT
NXT IN THE MEDIA
PRICE EVOLUTION

 

Below are more details about each of these topics:

 

NXT COMMUNITY

  • Intel & The Floor – International Banking Blockchain Hackaton

Lior Yaffe, a Nxt and Ardor core developer and member of Jelurida, has announced that he is going to participate in the International Blockchain Hackaton that will take place in Tel Aviv on the 29th and 30th of March, 2017.

The end goal is for each team to develop a working prototype of a banking and financial services industry solution that is based on pre-defined usages. The hackathon banking partners will provide a list of issues for which they would like to see solutions.

Who will participate?

We are inviting corporates, startup companies, University students, and independent developers.

Do I have to be a blockchain expert?

As this event is oriented to blockchain based application, background in the technology (including coding) is highly recommended.

The event will consist of 36 hours of coding with non-stop action and networking with other coders and blockchain market leaders who are willing to showcase what this technology can do.

Source and more information: https://www.eventbrite.com

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  • Janus – Second ICO Round

The second distribution of the Janus token is now live. Please refer to  Janus’ whitepaper to see what the goals of this corporation are:

Our vision is to create a software and services company which utilizes a common technology platform to rapidly implement distinctly branded projects targeting a number of carefully selected markets. We believe that this approach will allow us to decrease development costs and increase product quality which will enable us to establish successful businesses and generate substantial profits which will then be shared with the Janus token holders.

During this four month period, which will last until the 3rd of July, 2017, 10.5 millions of Janus tokens will be put on sale at a price of 3 NXT per JANUS, which is twice as expensive for the same tokens sold in the first round of the ICO. Users can buy these tokens on the Nxt Asset Exchange or through the C-cex.com exchange, where users can buy the tokens using BTC or USD. Additionally, if you are planning to become a big investor, the Janus team has some discounts for large Janus purchases. Furthermore, the asset issuer has burnt 2.5 million Janus tokens from buybacks, so the remaining assets held by asset holders have recently become more valuable.

We will release 10,500,000 Janus (JNS) every 4 months. 31,500,000 yearly.

Price per Janus each distribution will be change every 4 months no matter what the current price it’s trading at, it will be posted 50-100% higher.

This strategy will be live starting March 4th, 2017- July 3rd, 2017 until the next distribution set for July 4th, 2017.

You can check all the details about this second ICO round at Nxter.org or on the document that the Janus team has issued for this round.

At Nxter.org, users can find a dedicated section about the Nxt Asset Exchange where you’ll be able to find the latest news, details, price evolution, and much more about AE asset. More assets will follow soon, so stay tuned!

Source and more information: Distribution 2  Distribution 1

Janus Token Distribution March 4th

Dividends – February / March

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  • Nxtforum.org – Hundreds of New Users

February has ended and it has left us 836 new users at Nxtforum.org, which makes for an average of almost 30 new registrations per day. This considerable new arrival of Nxters will require a larger effort from the community to cover all the needs and help solving any questions that newcomers may have.

This is especially important given that the features provided by the robust Nxt PoS platform is attracting more and more people both familiar with blockchain technology as well as newcomers. This is also because last month,  1,000 new users joined the forum. There are now over 9,200 registered users.

We’d like to encourage our readers to sign up and become a member of this growing community. Or, if you prefer, you can also join the Nxt community through the following platforms:

At Nxter.org, we’ll continue spreading the word as we’ve been doing since the beginning to try to help more people learn about both Nxt and Ardor, together with the full ecosystem around it. If you’re interested in giving us a hand to achieve this objective, please visit nxter.org/get-published-get-paid-nxtp

Source: nxtforum.org/index.php?action=stats

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  • Snapshot – Join our Affiliate Program

After the launch and warm welcome of Snapshot, the first book about the Nxt/Ardor platform, Nxter.org has started an affiliate program which will allow you to earn 40% (NXT, BTC or fiat) of the book sales you generate.

The procedure is very simple: create an account, get your affiliate code, and watch your account balance grow as your visitors become our customers. When a potential customer clicks on your affiliate link, the visitor’s IP  is logged and a cookie is placed in their browser for tracking purposes. Then, whenever the visitor browses our site and decides to order, it gets registered as a sale for you for your commission.

Start earning money for every sale you send our way!

If you don’t have a copy of SNAPSHOT – Nxt, Unsurpassable Blockchain Solutions, you might also want to consider a digital version for your e-reader, which is available on all major platforms such as Amazon, iBooks, GoogleBooks, etc., in addition to Nxter.org, where you can also buy it with BTC. You can also buy it as a printed book with the Print on Demand service by Lulu.com.

More information: #Snapshot_ebook_PoD

Write @nxter_org in your tweet and get on our Hall of Fame

Affiliate Program

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DEVELOPMENT

  • NRS Update – Version 1.11.4

A new version of the Nxt Reference Software has been released. The changelog includes the addition of a Node JavaScript module, a new “About” dialog, and minor User Interface and desktop application bugfixes ported from Ardor.

The mobile app (just for Android at the moment), has also been updated with this version. It has been upgraded to Apache Cordova 6.5.0 and Cordova Android tools 6.1.2. Additionally, the API peer list has been refreshed as well.You can download the NRS update straight from your current Nxt client or from Github. 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.

Source and more information: https://nxtforum.org/nrs-releases/nrs-v1-11-4

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  • Nxtwiki.org – API Modifications Needed to Port Your Nxt Apps to Ardor

Lior Yaffe, a Nxt and Ardor core developer, has written a new page on the Nxt Wiki that will come in handy for those developers who are currently using the Nxt API and are planning to jump to Ardor in the future.
Riker says:

… I wrote this Wiki page about migrating existing applications from Nxt to Ardor

Despite the fact that the changes needed to adapt your Nxt aplication to run on Ardor aren’t traumatizing, some changes in the code have to be done to make it compatible with the latest versions. The document published by Riker is quite detailed and is broken down in multiple sections to make it easier to reference.

So, if you are developer who is thinking about migrating to Ardor, this tutorial launched many months before the main launch of Ardor  will help you prepare for it. Don’t put it off and encounter last minute problems!

Source and more information: nxtwiki.org/wiki/Nxt_to_Ardor

Ardor vs Nxt features

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NXT IN THE MEDIA

  • Forklog – Russian Farm to Issue Crypto-tokens Backed by Ducks, Geese, and Goats

This article published on Forklog.net goes over a peculiar local economy that benefits from the advantages that blockchain technology can offer. Eduard Surkov’s club farm Mashkino in Central Russia has announced its plans to issue cryptocurrency tokens backed by the farm’s products, i.e. chickens, ducks, geese, lambs, and goatlings. The Nxt blockchain is noted as one of the best to build it on since it already has implemented, at core-level, all the necessary functionalities.

Yaroslav Loginov, project’s developer, says:

…tokens are comparable to coupons entitling their holders to receive the products once they’ve grown up. The tokens also certify ownership of the products, i.e. a token holder is the owner of a particular chicken, goose, duck, lamb, or goatling, while the farmers render the service of breeding them.

10 million tokens will be created at an initial price of 1 token = 1 ruble. Loginov explains how the relationship between buyer and seller is completely legal:

• The buyer contacts the farmer to buy and receive a token.
• The farmer undertakes to breed the products by the date stipulated.
Reception of the ready products is arranged individually (at Mashkino or elsewhere). There is an option of delivery to the cities of Tver, Zelenograd, and Moscow.

Source: forklog.net/russian-farm-to-issue-crypto-tokens-backed-by-ducks-geese-and-goats

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PRICE EVOLUTION

  • Weekly NXT/ARDR Price Evolution

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Nxt News – January 2017 (I): Every Beginning is Cheerful

Newsletter-topJanuary 2017 (I)

After a short break, we are back with some of the latest news about Nxt over these past couple of weeks in December and January.

NXT COMMUNITY
DEVELOPMENT
NXT IN THE MEDIA
PRICE EVOLUTION

 

Below, are more details about these news pieces:

 

NXT COMMUNITY

  • Janus – BetterBets.io

In our previous newsletter, the Janus team announced the first use case for Nxt at the BetterBets.io online casino. Moreover, they recently stated that their first monthly dividend issuance to holders of the Janus token, in a series of monthly dividends, will be on the 15th of January. They also announced some other news:

There are currently 8,430,863 Janus tokens left to purchase until the next distribution in March. Each Janus token is 1.5 NXT to purchase; for the next distribution the very lowest it will cost per token is 2.25 NXT. Please plan accordingly if you wish to take advantage of Q1 developments and the easiest entry point for cost is now.

bjorn_bb: January 15th will happen on time, keep this in mind for those who want to grab more % stake in this first benefit for Janus holders

ascendus: Just for holding janus right now , you will receive dividends in NXT from BetterBets.io. Each month calculate the 90% of the NXT earned (some months won’t always be profit). We will try and keep the dividends sent around the same time [each month]. To receive dividends from the upcoming feature on BetterBets.io you just need the Nxt client.

ascendus: In the future though, to received dividends from our mainstream business, we will rebrand our site Janustoken.com (holders will have to place a BTC address and a NXT address), in order to snapshot the balances of janus holders. Dividends will be paid in BTC.

  • Moneypot.com – Rubies V2 is Released on the Nxt Blockchain

Moneypot, together with the Janus team, launched the second version of Rubies, a coin that was originally created to give people a new way of betting and has the potential to give players, investors, and speculators the opportunity to be a part of a community of digital currency enthusiasts. This second version of the coin (that will replace the first one) will be call R2B2, and will be based on the Nxt blockchain:

bjorn_bb: for those who do not realize this yet, I spent some time with the Moneypot.com team. He’s converting from a traditional bitcoind blockchain to NXT. They will be offering many options for the Rubies V2. It was our project they have now stepped in to take over.

Dogedigital: Both v1 and v2 will exist at same time. The only way a R2B2 coin is created is if a matching Rubie is destroyed. The plan is to fully transition over from Rubies to R2B2 within a year. Rubies will still allow for proof of staking rewards, but will not be eligible for dividend payments. R2B2 will be eligible for dividend payments, but will not allow for proof of staking rewards. edit; The NXT asset is public and transparent. For each R2B2 going out, you will see a transaction of Rubies being sent to a burn address.

Betterbets: Awesome news from the Moneypot team, this marks the beginning of new health for Rubies V2 with R2B2. My team and theirs worked on a very good strategy for long term health and benefits for all holders. There will be no more blockchain issues as it runs on Nxt and this will tie in as well to the upcoming BetterBets.io launch of NXT betting. 2017 is going to be a very great year for both teams, and this post is our way of handing over the entirety of the Rubies project in the great care of the Moneypot team. From this point we will remain here for them as advisers if they need, but this is the transition from our team to Moneypot of the destiny of Rubies.

More information: https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=1737000.0

https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=1737000.msg17377145#msg17377145

https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=1364104.msg17338497#msg17338497

http://test.nxter.org/es/under-the-knife-1-janus-token

JanusProject at NxtChat on Slack (link to join)

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  • Jelurida – New Website

Jelurida, the recently created corporation that is in charge of developing and supporting Nxt and Ardor, has released the first version of its new website. Damelon, member of both the Nxt Foundation and Jelurida, made the public announcement and introduced some of the team members.

Damelon says:

It’s just a one pager for now, but we can be reached and people can see our faces. A short guide to the names:

– Bas = Damelon    – Petko = petko     – Tomislav = Berzelius    – Ron = ScripterRon

Kristina is our excellent legal counsel.

For those of you who are big fans of gossips and conspiracy theories, we already know that one of the members of Jelurida is Jean-Luc, a Nxt core developer who, since the beginning, has chosen to stay anonymous. But… who is actually behind that alias? Will he really be one of these public faces which have now be presented? Or perhaps, should we be using “she”? Does Jean-Luc really exist as a person? Is Jean-Luc actually an Artificial-Intelligence super-computer descendant of Deep-Blue who is looking for new challenges beyond chess? Only time will tell (or maybe not).

More information: http://jelurida.com

https://nxtforum.org/general-discussion/jelurida-com-website-up!

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DEVELOPMENT

  • NRS Update – New version 1.11.2

The new version of the Next Reference Software has been released. The changelog includes some library updates, bug fixes, and improvements. Among them stands out the new NRS mobile app (just for Android at the moment), which was previously included for testing in the experimental versions, as we mentioned in previous newsletters.

You can download the NRS update straight from your current Nxt client or from Github. Always make sure that the given SHA256 signature is exactly the same that the hash of the file. You can check it using your NRS wallet, online third party services that allows you to, or third party software, so that you are absolutely sure that you receive the original file.

  • Android Wallet

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: https://bitbucket.org/JeanLucPicard/nxt/downloads/nxt-mobile-client-android-1.11.2.0.apk

More information and tips:

Tutorial to update your node running on Debian8 64bits

Nxt Client Update Script for VPS

Archlinux Repository

nxtwiki.org/wiki/Mobile_App

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  • Preview of the Ardor Wallet on Testnet

 

Damelon, a member of the Nxt Foundation, has shared some screenshots taken by Riker, a Nxt Core Developer, so we can see a sneak preview of what the current Ardor Graphical User Interface (GUI) looks like. It won’t be long until this software is made public for testing on testnet (expected to be released in this first quarter of 2017).

At the moment, we know that the developers are happy with the progress. In the image we can see that beyond ARDR (the main chain) and IGNIS (the first child chain), the devs are already testing the future of having other childchains, some of which could be run by businesses to run fiat exchanges straight on the wallet.

ScripterRon, Nxt Core Developer, says:

It is also possible for a business to set up a fiat exchange.  I did one for Nxt 1.x (TokenExchange) as a consulting project which exchanged a Nxt currency with Bitcoins.  I’ve started adapting this project for Nxt 2.x (CoinExchange) to exchange a child coin (not necessarily BTC) with Bitcoins.  Going directly to fiat currency gets you involved in a lot of monetary regulations (AML, KYC, etc), so it is easier to use Bitcoins as an intermediate step.

…Nxt 2.x will contain a Coin Exchange where users can trade child coins with each other.  So the value of a particular coin will depend on what people are willing to pay for it using one of the other coins.

…Set up is the same but the ports have been changed to avoid conflicts with Nxt 1.x.  This means you can run both Nxt 1.x and Nxt 2.x on the same system (as long as you install them in different directories)…

We’ve also gotten screen shots of a child chain block and the Bundler screen. Step-by-step Ardor is coming!

Source and more information: https://nxtforum.org/general-discussion/(ardor)-it’s-coming/msg228608/#msg228608

https://nxtforum.org/general-discussion/(ardor)-child-chain-and-bundler-teasers/msg228714/?topicseen#msg228714

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NXT IN THE MEDIA

  • Le Monde Informatique – BNP Paribas Tests the Nxt Blockchain

Le monde informatique is the first to publish that BNP Paribas is testing multi-currency transfers between their subsidiaries in Germany, Netherlands and the UK, based on Nxt blockchain tech, as Jacques Levet, Head of Transaction Banking, explains. The bank is trying to benefit from the features that blockchain technology can offer, and no doubt that Nxt can provide a bunch of possibilities that others cryptos can only imagine, so it’s no wonder that this big entity has placed its eyes on Nxt.

Traditional operations and communications in banking organizations require a lot of resources and dealing with a bunch of intermediaries, which makes the process tedious, slow and more expensive. To try to solve this, BNP Paribas is searching for new solutions, like Nxt.

Cointelegraph and Coindesk have also echoed about this great piece of news but, unfortunately, it completely slipped their minds to recall that it’s not any blokchain but the Nxt blockchain specifically that BNP Paribas is testing.

Source: http://www.lemondeinformatique.fr/actualites/lire-bnp-paribas-teste-la-blockchain-pour-des-virements-internationaux-le-monde-informatique-66873.HTML

https://www.cointelegraph.com/news/banks-blockchain-race-bnp-paribas-sends-its-first-payments-from-germany-uk-netherlands

http://www.coindesk.com/bnp-paribas-clients-live-blockchain/

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  • Ledgerjournal – A Probabilistic Analysis of the Nxt Forging Algorithm

mthcl says:

I’ve published that “math of nxt forging” paper in an academic journal

With this words Serguei Popov, with the alias mthcl, announced that the first academic journal on blockchain technology, which is called Ledger Journal, published by the University of Pittsburgh, will include an in-depth article about the Nxt Forging Algorithm that he has written.

Popov has been doing a great and thorough job in this field for many years, as he’s been studying and analyzing how the block generation in Nxt (aka forging) works, probabilities of forging blocks by an account, concurrent blockchains, some possible attack vectors, and how Nxt deals with it. All of this is gone over in this great article.

More information: http://www.ledgerjournal.org/ojs/index.php/ledger/article/download/46/60

https://nxtforum.org/transparent-forging/math-of-nxt-forging

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  • Cointelegraph – Private Messaging: Swiftcoin vs Cryptamail

This article published on Cointelegraph by Angus Leung talks about the initiative started by John McAfee to set up  an anonymous email system using blockchain technology and how this project compares to Cryptamail, a project that uses the Nxt blockchain that has some advantages against John McAfee’s Swiftcoin.

Cryptamail is a 100% decentralized and email system built on top of the Nxt protocol that makes use of the Nxt Arbitrary Messages feature to achieve this objective. There is no central central server, so there is no third party to trust. There is also no central point that stores your messages, so there is nowhere to steal or even submit a request for your private data.  It’s completely secure.

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Source and more information: https://cointelegraph.com/news/john-mcafee-to-make-email-systems-great-again-with-blockchain

http://test.nxter.org/ann-cryptamail-nxt-secure-decentralized-email
https://nxtforum.org/nxt-projects/(ann)-cryptamail-secure-messenger-proof-of-concept-built-on-top-of-nxt/?all

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  • Coinpedia – Nxt Listed in this CryptoCurrency Encyclopedia

Coinpedia is an independent and free online information hub that provides a platform for cryptocurrencies to introduce and update their information to the public. Coinpedia is an open and comprehensive general reference work on the Internet and has positioned itself to make a useful difference. Coinpedia is owned by nonprofit firm.

This week this CrytpoCurrency Encyclopedia has finally listed Nxt. There, the general public can get a brief introduction about Nxt, a listing of some of its features, such as the Monetary System and the Alias System, and some other basic information that will come in handy for newcomers to the cryptoworld and to this platform.

More information: https://coinspedia.wordpress.com/2017/01/02/nxt-the-blockchain-application-platform/

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  • Nxt Folks – Blockchain Spikes Again!

TheWireMaster wrote this interesting article published at Nxt Folks.  The author is glad to see the Bitcoin rally that took place last week because, in spite of the reason behind this price raise is unknown and could just be due to speculative moments, it draws people’s attention to blockchain technology. These are people who probably would never have heard of this technology if it hadn’t been for this exceptional exposure.

As he states in his article, not only Bitcoin but all the good cryptos like Nxt will benefit from this scenario, because once people has learned about this technology, it feels natural to search for cryptos other than Bitcoin that can offer a wider variety of features, such is the case with Nxt and Ardor, which the author reminds us.

Source: https://nxtfolks.com/2017/01/07/bitcoin-reaches-1000-and-interest-in-blockchain-technology-spikes-again

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PRICE EVOLUTION

  • Weekly NXT/ARDR Price Evolution

The following graphic shows the NXT / Bitcoin exchange price at Poloniex for this past week:

The following graphic shows the ARDR / Bitcoin exchange price at Poloniex for this past week:

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Nxt news – December 2016 (I): Everything You Can Imagine is Real

 

Newsletter-topDecember 2016 (I)

 

Here are some of the latest news about Nxt over this past week in December.

DEVELOPMENT
NXT COMMUNITY
PRICE EVOLUTION

 

Below, are more details about these news pieces:

 

DEVELOPMENT

  • New Experimental Version NRS 1.11.1.e

Jean-Luc, Nxt Core Developer, has announced the launch of the new experimental version of the Nxt Reference Software (NRS), which includes a series of improvements and new features such as:

  • Implemented a “Store Remembered Passphrase” setting in the device settings page. When checked, the client stores the remembered passphrase in the local browser settings or mobile app settings so that the next time the client is launched,
    it will log themselves in automatically. The stored passphrase is deleted when logging out of the wallet.
  • Desktop Application now supports request confirmations when running as lite or roaming client.
  • Sign Transaction modal now signs the transaction bytes on the client side.
  • When the mobile app cannot connect to a randomly selected remote node, it will popup the device settings modal to allow the user to configure a specific node.
  • When the mobile device is offline, the device settings modal allows for the signing of transactions and generating tokens to support cold storage functionality.

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Given that this is an experimental or “testing” version, precluding the launch of a stable version, we recommend that you be careful when using this software and trying out the new functionalities as it may contain some small bugs. However, in order to speed-up the development of a stable version of the software, it would be good to have many users test the new functionalities, especially with the new mobile wallet, in order to check if it’s working properly.

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Source: https://nxtforum.org/nrs-releases/nrs-v1-11-1e/msg227832/?topicseen#msg227832

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  • NXTBridge – Nxt Plugin for WordPress

Scor2k, a developer, with the support of NXTER Magazine, announced NXTBridge, a plugin that allows you to connect your WordPress site to the Nxt Network, giving you the opportunity to show real time information about Nxt on your website. This opens up a wide range of possibilities to over 35 million people who have used WordPress to build their site.

The plugin lets you show:

  • Some asset information (Name, Initial quantity, current quantity, owner account, ID, last ASK and BID information).

  • Proposals for purchase and sale

  • Graph for the price with single line

  • Graph with candlestick and volume

  • In case that we need a more global vision, and not just info about one asset, we can have a look at the TOP 20 shortcut, which will show the 20 most traded assets for the last week. https://nxter.org/ASSETHUB#top20

Skor2k says:

In addition, we have a small road map for development:

  1. NXTBridge – Wallet
    • Login to WordPress with Nxt account ID.
    • View Nxt account balance in the Dashboard.
    • Create Nxt account for new users.
    • Send NXT tokens, place buy/sell orders.
    • Local signing of transactions – passphrase is never sent to a server or node.
  2. NXTBridge – Marketplace
    • Show shop data on a post or page

 

NxtBridge

If desired, NXT donations to the developer can be sent to: NXT-FRNZ-PDJF-2CQT-DQ4WQ

More information: https://wordpress.org/plugins/nxtbridge/

https://nxtforum.org/nxt-projects/(nxtbridge)-wordpress-plugin-for-nxt-users/msg227906/#msg227906

https://nxter.org/assethub

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NXT COMMUNITY

  • Under the Knife – Janus Project

Anyone who owns a bunch of NXT can issue their own asset on the Nxt platform and start promoting it. Since the creation of the Asset Exchange, there have been a considerable amount of good and profitable projects. But, there have also been some scams.

To help prevent and uncover these scams, Nxter.org presents Under the Knife, a new section that intends to provide in-depth and uncensored interviews with the asset issuers by asking them concise and, sometimes, awkward questions. These are the kinds of questions that some conventional media outlets usually don’t dare to ask. These questions will try to help the Nxt investor, usually skeptical about new projects because of some previous experiences that didn’t go well, clarify their suspicious about the legitimacy of a given asset or, at least, clarify some of the doubts presented.

The Janus team was the first to answer the questions in the very first interview in the series. It’s a really interesting interview that we recommend you read if you are interested in Janus.

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UPDATE 1 – The threshold will be 3500 BTC. On November 30th, shortly after we published the interview, the Janus team released a statement in light of the current situation of the crowdfunding campaign.

bjorn_bb says:

Our team has reached an agreement after looking over several scenarios. We cannot properly justify allowing outside investors in Janus without proper funding.The threshold will be 3500 BTC or the project is not going to be available for the public. https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=1677509.msg17042198#msg17042198

Please read the post and thanks for your understanding in our reasoning.

We’ve come to the reality that it would be unjust to investors to operate on budgets that would not allow us to meet deadlines. Launching a business and timing it to meet expectations of investors is something I take very serious. If underfunded I’d be held accountable for making deadlines without having the proper staff to deliver in said time frames. If the threshold is not reached by Dec 31st you will be refunded of course.

UPDATE 2 – The Asset Exchange will now be used for the ICO. On December 4th, Janus announced that it’s clear for them that they won’t meet their funding objectives with the current campaign and so a refund will be given to all investors and a new ICO method will be chosen.

bjorn_bb says:

…We have come to a decision that it’s best for all parties to end the token sale as it stands in it’s current form. We have added an option in your accounts to save a BTC or NXT address on the site that will be used to send refunds back to you…

Those who wish to stay with our team and business goals can still share in our future to some degree. We’ll be actively in development of the sites described in our white paper, and as such will release Janus tokens on the NXT Asset Exchange in intervals.

  • We will release 10,500,000 Janus (JNS) every 4 months. 31,500,000 yearly
  • Price initially is set to 1.5 NXT per 1 Janus token. You can purchase tokens right now in your NXT wallets on the asset exchange.
  • Asset Id: 4348103880042995903
    Name: Janus
    Issuer: NXT-QG74-VNQK-7FQ3-4KFBA
    Link: https://www.mynxt.info/asset/4348103880042995903

One of the best suggestions from the community was to allow for a staggered investment cycle in order to show business progress and launch over time. This way will allow those who did not purchase Janus initially, to still have a chance to take part in our mainstream global business success. Instead of dividends, our team will use site revenue to perform unscheduled buybacks to reduce supply and help appreciate token value

More information: https://nxter.org/janus-btc-ico-cancelled/

https://nxter.org/ico-janus-on-the-nxt-ae/

https://nxtforum.org/index.php?topic=13032.msg228025#msg228025

Janus interview – Under the Knife

Janus ICO

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  • Initiative for Starting a Nuclear Regulatory Commission Using Nxt

User @Infinta has announced the launch of a Nuclear Regulatory Commission using Nxt. This association intends to show the current worldwide nuclear situation and to achieve the support of a large amount of people in every region of the world to perform some actions against it and change the situation.

Infinta says:

Target – To show how many people are actually active in the crypto world against nuclear hazards. Act politically in different countries for this target also. i.e.: Act to dismantle the nuclear weapons.
Membership fee – You should pay some NXT weekly to this NXT account: NXT-KEBX-4722-NRWF-CBWPF and you is a member. You can vary your payments. If you pay at least 1 NXT – you wish remain a member in the whole calender month – if you pay at least 10 NXT then you wish remain member in the whole calender year.
Rules – This club remain open for everybody to join, and you can leave it if you wish. If you leaved the club you can join later. All payments will be used to support the target of this club.
What we have already:
– three members
– I have enough resources to start (time, money and ideas)

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Some of the reasons why Nxt is a good tool for this club include:

– Nxt is ready to use
– Nxt is well tested
– Nxt has a great community
– Nxt has great programmers
– Nxt is a distibuted peer to peer system
– Nxt is international
– Nxt has a messaging system with encryption
– Nxt has a voting system
– Nxt has a value

Source and more information: https://nxtforum.org/news-and-announcements/(ann)-the-nxt-nuclear-regulatory-commission

https://nxtportal.org/polls/17647596660647639058

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  • Snapshot – The First Few Fortunate Readers Have Already Received Their Book

The first few nxters who have received the book have already been able to read, touch, and smell a piece of Nxt’s history. Some of them have shared pictures from many different countries in the world through the forum or using Nxtchat on Slack to share their happiness with the rest of the Nxt community. Thank you all for your support!

snapshot_book4If you want the book, you are still on time to buy your limited edition printed copy of the Nxt book  “Snapshot – Unsurpassable Blockchain Solutions” (Product ID:  11528988686656082668 from the seller NXT-DE5P-4A5T-6SHU-7FHCV) on Nxt’s Market.  Hurry up and don’t miss this opportunity!

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Or, if you prefer, you can also buy the digital edition of the book (Product ID:  17374259728781079996 from the seller NXT-DE5P-4A5T-6SHU-7FHCV) at a fixed price of 1600NXT

More information: https://mynxt.info/good/11528988686656082668

https://mynxt.info/good/17374259728781079996

https://nxtforum.org/general-discussion/snapshot-the-birthday-present-for-nxt/?all

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  • Damelon – Don’t Feed the Trolls

Bas Wisselink (aka Damelon), member of the Nxt Foundation and Jelurida, has publicly expressed his displeasure in front of the opinions shared by some types of users that every now and then try to misinform and destabilize the Nxt community, by saying falsehoods and spreading uncertainty and trying to cause chaos.

Damelon says:

Let’s be clear: the devs are visibly very busy with Nxt and invisibly on ARDR. They have invested over half a year in building a company to make sure that it is sustainable. I have also been involved in this and I can tell you starting up three companies to make sure these things are done right is not an easy path, but definitely worth it.

For those wondering how a company meshes with creating Open Source software, I invite you to look at for instance this list: https://www.quora.com/Who-are-the-most-successful-open-source-based-companies.

There is no inherent conflict between Open Source and incorporation, especially if the people starting it have a track record of delivering consistent value and being dedicated to Open Source. The dev team is building, and yes, our dev team is a lot more boring than other projects out there. This is one of the reasons I have always loved Nxt, because boring tends to get things done right.

Do_not_feed_the_trollsBesides this, he states:

Both Nxt and Ardor are actively being developed… Nxt has had several updates over the last months, and Ardor is being developed on the development branch.

If price speculators choose to go somewhere else: let them. They will come back once news breaks again. If the only way to attract them is to keep putting out PR that is empty of value and just teaching people to chase the latest glimmer of tinsel, then I don’t care to do that. Never have, never will. In the long term, it’s messing up the industry and I’d rather build something lasting.

Building stuff that lasts is usually boring. Well, we’re extremely boring at this time. And that’s a good thing.

Travin (marenkar), also from the Nxt Foundation, adds:

NXT has a market cap of close to $6m and ARDR has a market cap of about $9m, for a total of about $15m. So the devs should just stop working on Ardor completely because the total value of both platforms, with one not even having testnet yet, is a “low” $15m?

More information: https://nxtchat.slack.com/archives/general/p1480770091013660

https://nxtforum.org/index.php?topic=85.msg227974#msg227974

https://nxtforum.org/index.php?topic=85.msg227979#msg227979

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PRICE EVOLUTION

  • Weekly NXT/ARDR Price Evolution

The following graphic shows the NXT / Bitcoin exchange price at Poloniex for this past week

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The following graphic shows the ARDR / Bitcoin exchange price at Poloniex for this past week:

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Nxt news – August 2016 (III): NRS 1.10.1

NXT NxtCoin 2. generation cryptocurrency news

August 2016 (III)

 

This week, we’ve completed 25% of the snapshot process for the future distribution of the ARDR token. Those of you who have kept their NXT stake from the beginning of this process (July, 14th), should have received 1/4th of your NXT stake in ARDR (and growing).

However, the Nxt development team doesn’t stop during the summer. The previous experimental version, 1.10.1e, has been a success. Just a few days later, the Core Devs have released the official version – 1.10.1

Below is a selection of the most important and remarkable news that have taken place in the Nxt ecosystem during this week:

Here below are more details about each of these:

 

  • New version NRS 1.10.1

This new version includes the innovations that were previously tested in the experimental version 1.10.0.e, a version that we’ve already mentioned in a previous article, where we go over how it has the ability to run the client without having to download the blockchain completely (Lite mode), as well as some other changes like minor bug fixing and improvements in the User Interface. But, above all, there was a security update that will prevent issues in the future where a theoretical transaction in a theoretical fork would be propagated to the original blockchain and vice-versa.

It’s mandatory to update to this version before the block 1,000,000 is reached

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Source: https://nxtforum.org/nrs-releases/nrs-v1-10-1

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Arch User Repository (AUR) is a community-driven repository for Archlinux users. It contains package descriptions (PKGBUILDs) that allow you to compile a package from source with the command makepkg and then install it via pacman. The AUR was created to organize and share new packages from the community and to help expedite popular packages inclusion’ into the community repository.

A good number of new packages that enter the official repositories start in the AUR. In the AUR, users are able to contribute their own package builds (PKGBUILD and related files). The AUR community has the ability to vote for or against packages in the AUR. If a package becomes popular enough, provided that it has a compatible license and good packaging technique, it may be entered into the community repository (directly accessible by pacman or abs).

So, the Nxt package is already available for all the users of this popular Linux distribution.

Source: https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Arch_User_Repository and https://aur.archlinux.org/packages/nxt/

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  • Marc de Mesel is back after a couple of months of absence

Marc de Mesel has reappeared in Nxtforum with an unusual video. It’s being a long time since we last saw Marc so happy with his investment.

In the video, Marc talks, with his peculiar style, about how in the beggining he didn’t approve of Nxt turning into Ardor. However, the facts and, specially, the spike of the price of Nxt since the Ardor announcement, has made him reconsider his position and change his mind. He also appreciates the work that the Nxt Foundation has done to promote the new platform as well as the Core Devs efforts to continue developing  the technology. He also explains, with his own words, how Ardor will work.

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  • Summer News MrCluster87

Our colleague Mrcluster87, who is known, among other things, for keeping an active Youtube channel, has made a new video with some of the most relevant news in the criptoworld. He started (obviously!) with the considerable raise of Nxt price against Bitcoin, but he also talks about Riker’s conference in Israel (we mentioned it in a previous article), the exchange Bitfinex having been hacked, Bitsquare as an example of decentralized exchange for Bitcoin, as well as a wide range of other topics in crypto.

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  • Nxtfolks – An alternative place to talk about Nxt 

The forum user TheWireMaster decided to offer a new place for nxters to comunicate amongts themselves, apart from the existing NxtForum and the Slack chat. Through this way, he intends to promote and discuss the latest Nxt news. The forum has a stylish design and it covers several topics, including a recent one where he talks about what happens to nxt holders when Ardor will be launched

We encourage all of you to participate in this new forum as well.

Link: Nxtfolks

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  • New lottery based on Nxt’s blockchain

Lurker10, the creator of the Lucky Node Lottery, the faucet NXT->IOTA and a lot of other projects, has come up with the idea of running a public lottery on Nxt, while keeping it not-for-profit.

To play, you have to send 10 NXT  to the account NXT-YXC4-RB92-F6MQ-2ZRA6 while attaching an unencrypted message, the five numbers from 0 to 30, comma separated, that you want to enter. That’s all! You’ve made your bet for the lottery. We recommend that you don’t send money from an exchange, because many of them don’t let you attach a message to your transaction.

Five percent of the funds goes to service transaction fees. Surplus funds left after transaction fees will be donated to the Lucky Node Lottery jar. Of the 95% leftover, 60% will go to who will guess all 5 numbers correctly, 25% to who guesses 4 numbers correctly, and 15% to the one who guesses 3 numbers correctly.

The random numbers generated are based on Nxt blockchain. The lottery script is open source, and has been uploaded to the Nxt Data Cloud, an amazing option to publish files on the Nxt blokchain, so that everybody can check it. Prizes are paid instantly around 18:00 UTC every Sunday. There will be winners in each lottery, because the lottery will generate thousands of 5-number sequences to simulate thousands of participants until at least one combination matches the combination from one or more tickets. Some community members have already expressed his intention to play and collaborate.

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Source: https://nxtforum.org/general-discussion/lottery/msg223249/#msg223249

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“Ardor snapshot” release – Nxt NRS 1.9.2

Nxt Client (NRS) 1.9.2

THIS IS AN OLD RELEASE. FOR THE LATEST NRS VERSION CHECK HERE

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 distribution

To get your ARDR tokens, it is recommended that you keep your NXT balance in your own account.

For balances on exchange accounts, it will be up to each exchange to handle the re-distribution of the ARDR tokens that will get automatically sent to the exchange account at snapshot end.

The 3 major exchanges for NXT; Poloniex, BTC38, and Bittrex will all run internal snapshots of their customers' NXT balances synchronized with the main blockchain. The Ardor tokens will then be distributed to their rightful owners at a ratio of 1 Ardor token for 1 NXT. The exchanges are prepared for new customers outside the Fintech and investment world looking to purchase Nxt tokens for future Ardor tokens with the introduction of fiat currency exchange. Retail customers will now be able to access the Ardor platform and purchase tokens using fiat currency.

NRS 1.9.2 release notes

This is the first stable release in the 1.9 series. Update to this release on mainnet is optional up until block 1000000 (Oct 12), however users are advised to do it earlier, as after July 14th updating will trigger a blockchain rescan.

The main new feature in 1.9 is the distribution of ARDR assets. See the 1.9.0e changelog for details.

Performance optimizations for blockchain rescans and for snapshot balance calculations. Added nxt.dbMaxMemoryRows property to allow setting the H2 MAX_MEMORY_ROWS parameter.

Updated Jetty to version 9.3.10, delete the old lib folder before unpacking on top.

Source: https://nxtforum.org/nrs-releases/nrs-v1-9-2/

Also see: Nxt 2.0: Ardor childchain blockchain platform

The NRS (Nxt Reference Software) Client is the Nxt core developers’ official wallet release.

NRS is a locally hosted client server application. By default it downloads the Nxt blockchain, but from version 1.10.0e you can run it as a light client as well as a full node. To forge and earn forging fees from processing transactions on the network you must run the Nxt Client in full mode, which is possible even on small devices like laptops, or on a Raspberry Pi. There are also bounties for running public nodes.

The Nxt Client is easy to install. Use the 1-click installers for Linux, Mac and Windows or read this INSTALLATION GUIDE to launch the NRS .zip from terminal.

Nxt [ANN]: NRS 1.9 experimental (updated)

Nxt Client (NRS) 1.9.1e

THIS IS AN OLD RELEASE. FOR THE LATEST NRS VERSION CHECK HERE

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 branch, please read the NRS 1.9.0e release notes.

Relevant reading: Ardor distribution

Also see: Nxt 2.0: Ardor childchain blockchain platform

ARDR Snapshots

Snapshotting will start at block 870400 (expected July 14) and end at block 1000000 (Oct 12). Relevant reading: Ardor distribution

To get your ARDR tokens, it is recommended that you keep your NXT balance in your own account.

For balances on exchange accounts, it will be up to each exchange to handle the re-distribution of the ARDR tokens that will get automatically sent to the exchange account at snapshot end.

Damelon (Bas Wisselink) writes on 20-06-2016, 09:46:54 pm:

"The Nxt Foundation will be in contact with exchanges to help out with this process. Will keep you updated."
Source: https://nxtforum.org/index.php?action=post;quote=219422;topic=11475.0

The 3 major exchanges for NXT; Poloniex, BTC38, and Bittrex will all run internal snapshots of their customers' NXT balances synchronized with the main blockchain. The Ardor tokens will then be distributed to their rightful owners at a ratio of 1 Ardor token for 1 NXT. The exchanges are prepared for new customers outside the Fintech and investment world looking to purchase Nxt tokens for future Ardor tokens with the introduction of fiat currency exchange. Retail customers will now be able to access the Ardor platform and purchase tokens using fiat currency.

 NRS 1.9.0e release notes

This is an experimental release.
It is a required update for all testnet nodes, optional for main net.

This release enables taking multiple snapshots of accounts NXT balances, every 60 blocks, for a period of 90 days, and distributing an ARDR token based on the average of those balances, at the end of the snapshot, to be used for the Ardor consensus chain token distribution in Nxt 2.0.

On testnet, the snapshot will start at block 649400 and end at block 779000 (June 24).

On mainnet, the snapshot will start at block 870400 (expected July 14) and end at block 1000000 (Oct 12).

Since on testnet the starting block is in the past, on upgrade to this release a blockchain rescan will be performed automatically in order to calculate past account balances. Those who delay upgrading their mainnet nodes until after block 870400 will also experience such a rescan. However, the hard fork block is set at the end of the snapshot, so the final deadline for upgrading to 1.9 is at blocks 779000 and 1000000 respectively.

To get your ARDR tokens, it is essential that you keep your NXT balance in your own account. There is no need to run a node or forge. It is the confirmed NXT balance that is used for the snapshot, not the unconfirmed (available) balance, so having some NXT locked in open AE bid orders, shufflings, etc, will not affect your ARDR distribution.

For balances on exchange accounts, it will be up to each exchange to handle the re-distribution of the ARDR tokens that will get automatically sent to the exchange account at snapshot end.

A new getFxtQuantity API has been added, which allows retrieving the already accumulated ARDR quantity for each account during the snapshot, and an estimate for the quantity yet to be obtained. While snapshots are done every 60 blocks, the numbers that this API returns are updated once every 720 blocks only.

Snapshot balances used for the ARDR distribution for a specific account can be recorded in the log by setting the nxt.logFxtBalance property to that account number, and performing a rescan if the snapshot has already started.

Added some additional transaction bytes validation, and phasing parameters validation, to take effect after the hardfork.

Added getAssetDividends API, to retrieve the dividend payment history for an asset. It can be viewed in the client by clicking on the new "View Asset Dividends" link on the asset exchange page. Dividend payments made before a node is updated to 1.9.0e will not show in this history, unless a blockchain rescan is forced manually.

After the hardfork block, asset dividend payment transactions will be limited to not more than one per asset every 60 blocks.

Added a new Messages table in the client UI. Allowed uploading a file as a message attachment, plain or encrypted, and downloading such messages as files.

All create transaction APIs that support prunable message attachments now also optionally accept multipart file uploads as messageFile or messageToEncryptFile parameters, or when using client-side encrypted data the data part can also be uploaded using encryptedMessageFile parameter. As the test API page does not support multiple file upload parameters, upload buttons for those are not currently available there.

Accept sharedKey parameter in downloadPrunableMessage and getPrunableMessage APIs.

Added client UI support for decrypting messages using a shared key, to allow disclosing the shared key for a specific encrypted message to a third party in order to decrypt it without having to reveal the account passphrase.

Forging optimization to reduce block skipping when switching forks.

Minor other bugfixes and UI improvements.

Updated H2 library to version 1.4.192, tika to 1.13, and slf4j to 1.7.21. If
installing manually, make sure to delete the old lib folder first.

Source: https://nxtforum.org/nrs-releases/nrs-v1-9-0e/

The NRS (Nxt Reference Software) Client is the Nxt core developers’ official wallet release.

NRS is a locally hosted client server application. By default it downloads the Nxt blockchain, but from version 1.10.0e you can run it as a light client as well as a full node. To forge and earn forging fees from processing transactions on the network you must run the Nxt Client in full mode, which is possible even on small devices like laptops, or on a Raspberry Pi. There are also bounties for running public nodes.

The Nxt Client is easy to install. Use the 1-click installers for Linux, Mac and Windows or read this INSTALLATION GUIDE to launch the NRS .zip from terminal.

SAE pulls the plug – what are the alternatives?

The Secure Asset Exchange (SAE) website has been a rabbit hole to the Nxt Asset Exchange for many people, as a secure web client which allowed you to trade on AE without downloading the full NRS Client. SAE has now decided to close its services.

If you are using SAE, you will now have to choose a different approach to AE trading.

SAE writes:

Due to recent increases in maintenance costs and the limited resources/time of any startup that needs to prioritize its initiatives, Secure Asset Exchange will no longer be available as of January 21st, 2016 (NXT block 621,000); please plan accordingly.

We are deeply grateful to all of our users and supporters up to this point and look forward to focusing our energy on making the next generation of great blockchain-based applications, which our now global society can truly benefit from.

Your ability to use your NXT or any of your assets will not be affected by our availability because your account and all of its assets can be accessed through the official NXT client.

To access your account using the password created on trade.secureae.com, simply combine your username with your secret phrase, with no spaces between the two; this will create the password to your NXT account for the official client.

For example, if your username is “joe” and your secret phrase is “joe likes coffee” then your account’s password for the official NXT client will be “joejoe likes coffee”. Please make sure to take capitalization and spacing into account, they do matter.

If you have any questions, contact SAE at support@secureae.com.

Here are a couple of alternatives to the Secure Asset Exchange service you can use after 21.01.2016:

NRS Client

nrs

The official Nxt Reference Software Client is your safest and most obvious partner through this – if you feel ready to download the Nxt blockchain. NRS has ALL the latest Nxt features, it is updated (and uploaded) by the Nxt Core developers themselves, it runs locally on your computer and it supports forging – turning your pc into a Nxt node which supports the Nxt network and earns you forging fees. Running the NRS is highly recommended.

Is it difficult?
Nope.

You don’t have to be a geek or an old timer to do this.
Just follow these instructions: http://test.nxter.org/nxt-nrs-installation-guide/

IF you’re not into forging or downloading a blockchain, the NRS is available as a light client too: http://test.nxter.org/nxtlite-client-get-started-with-nxt/

MyNxt Wallet

The MyNxt web wallet is a client-side trustless wallet, which is very similar to the leading Bitcoin online wallet Blockchain.info. The main objective is to make it dead-easy for new users to join Nxt without requiring downloads, java installs, or waiting for the download of the Nxt blockchain.

MyNxt.info was founded by long time Nxt supporter abuelau, but is now run by Tosch and officially owned by SuperNET. Registering a wallet is simple, go to https://wallet.mynxt.info.

MyNxt runs perfectly on iPhones, Android or desktop browsers.

The MyNxt plugin system offers a gateway to the Nxt Asset Exchange.

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SuperNET Lite Wallet

Accessing NRS online is easy. Check out http://mynxtportal.info/ui/supernet.html.

This is the web SuperNET multiwallet, if you want to access Nxt NRS through this, just sign in using your NXT account number or passphrase, hit the “burger” in the upper right corner and choose “Advanced” from the menu.

SN-lite-wallet

 

Doing this will bring you to an online version of the NRS.

Read more about the user interface of the NRS here:
http://test.nxter.org/nxt-client-interface-guide/

NXTER.ORG would like to thank the team behind SAE for maintaining a great service, which has helped so many ‘non-techie’ people become ‘Nxters’. May you rest in peace – and your legacy rise like a Phoenix.

Introducing: NxtVault

NxtVault is an open source Android application, which stores your Nxt passphrases encrypted in isolated secure storage. You will never need to enter your Nxt passphrase again, and you will no longer be at risk of viruses or keyloggers infecting your machine. Not only is it encrypted but Android’s security sandbox prevents other processes on your device from accessing the apps’ isolated storage.

After three bad attempts at entering your pin you will be locked out for 1 hour. Another bad attempt and you are locked out for 24 hours. Another bad attempt and the application will wipe out all of its data and shut down.

NxtVault is built on top of Jones’ “Jay Framework”, a javascript library created to interface with the Nxt network using dynamically discovered public nodes, allowing for the creation of our first suite of Nxt thin clients that don’t rely on a single developers centralized server!

Let’s make this even simpler:

NxtVault pincode NxtVault transactions NxtVault account 

NxtVault add account NxtVault view account NxtVault setting

For every web transaction, NxtVault pops up and displays a detailed report of exactly what the transaction intends to do, giving you a chance to review and then either confirm or deny it. The goal of the developer isn’t hard to grasp: ‘To have every third party web application support this type of transaction’.

NxtVault can be downloaded here: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=jay.nxtvault

Using NxtVault with JayClient

NxtVault supports the ability to scan a qr code of a JayClient transaction.

Read more about the Jay Client.

Jay includes http://jnxt.org/jayex/ which enables you to watch and trade your Nxt assets from a web browser; transactions are secured by the Jay framework and/or NxtVault.

Jones:

JayEX is allowing for a Nxt AE trading with the security of the localhost NRS client, the inspiration of SecureAE, and the chart ideas and layout idea from Poloniex.’

The full Nxt NRS Client is available at http://jnxt.org/nxt/ as a website (and a downloadable .zip to host locally, if you prefer). Update: The jnxt.org site and the Jay Client + framework is no longer maintained. The source code can be downloaded from https://github.com/jonesnxt/

Nxt JayNxt NRS Client
Sign in with your Nxt account, not your secret passphrase.

Nxt Jaywallet NRS
Do what you like.

Nxt Jaywallet transaction tx
Send your tx’s by scanning the qr code with NxtVault, or sign it with the Jay localhost client on your desktop. 

Nxt Android apps on top of NxtVault

NxtVault developer, mr_e, writes:

Other Android applications can raise an intent to NxtVault to request for it to sign and broadcast transactions on it’s behalf. I have created an API so that Android developers can create third party applications that are not required to be open source, nor will you need to worry about trusting them with your passphrase!

NxtVault can handle both signing the transaction, and broadcasting the transaction to light nodes that are detected on the network, in a decentralized way.

I hope that this will unleash a whole new suite of trustless android apps.

The NxtVault source code has been reviewed by Jones. https://github.com/mr-e-/NxtVault

To integrate NxtVault, you need to implement its intents (i.e. the messaging objects used to request an action from another app component).

There are three key intents you can raise for NxtVault to pick up:

nxtvault.intent.action.REQUESTACCOUNT (request an access token along with the users nxt address – this will pop up nxtvault allowing the user to select an account to share)

nxtvault.intent.action.SIGNANDBROADCAST (signs transaction and broadcast – will pop up a transaction summary screen allowing user to confirm)

nxtvault.intent.action.SIGN (signs transaction and returns bytes to calling application – will pop up a transaction summary screen allowing user to confirm)

An example of how to raise these intents and respond to their results is located in the code base here:
https://github.com/mr-e-/NxtVault/tree/master/nxtvaultClientLib/src/main/java/com/nxt/nxtvaultclientlib/nxtvault

You can add nxtvault client lib as a library to your project. This gives you a JavaScript interface for all jay calls, as well as the code to raise the correct intents.

Click on the link below for the Jay interface and look at the test wallet to see how they are called: (the jinterface is using interop with javascript and will allow you to make any NRS request to a public node. With this you can make calls to getAccount, getAsset etc without needing a centralized server of your own)
https://github.com/mr-e-/NxtVault/tree/master/nxtvaultClientLib/src/main/java/com/nxt/nxtvaultclientlib/jay

For more info + to talk to mr_e:
https://nxtforum.org/general-discussion/unveiling-the-new-nxtvault-secure-account-management-for-android-devices!-beta/new

NRS release 1.3.5

Jean-Luc:

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Release 1.3.5

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

sha256:

53ae6b17052024e7f1b8d1eba898f4e67f7f4ccf5dc80a6edc89aded826c9a76  nxt-client-1.3.5.zip

Change log:

Added getDGSTagCount API, allow getDGSGoodsCount and getDGSPurchaseCount to be
used also to get total goods or purchase counts.

Added completed parameter to getDGSGoodsPurchases, getDGSGoodsPurchaseCount,
getDGSPurchaseCount, getDGSPurchases, to allow querying for completed purchases
only. Added withPublicFeedbacksOnly parameter to getDGSPurchaseCount.

Secondary sort of search results after sorting by relevance, by timestamp if
for any seller, or by name and then by timestamp if for a single seller.

Improved performance of Marketplace page, show counts for goods in stock only.

Increased default purchase delivery deadline to 168 hours (1 week).

Include full peer info in getPeers API if includePeerInfo=true, to avoid having
to do a separate getPeer request for each peer.

Include cumulativeDifficulty in the block JSON.

Allow transaction signing in signTransaction to skip the validation of the
transaction bytes being signed, if an optional validate=false parameter is added.
This would be useful when signing transaction bytes on a machine that doesn’t have
the full blockchain downloaded, which normally prevents validation.

Allow sending messages with no recipient.

Automatically blacklist peers with version older than 1.2.0.

UI improvements of the API /test page.

Changed nxt-default.properties to enable MVCC by default, to avoid database lock
timeout errors.

Updated jetty to version 9.2.6. If unpacking on top of a previous installation,
delete your lib directory first to remove the old jetty libraries.

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NRS 0.8.12

nxter.org

Jean-Luc release, mostly for testers.

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Release 0.8.12

http://download.nxtcrypto.org/nxt-client-0.8.12.zip

sha256: 1f9cd574914fef3ff0528cceee6b264876f90b763881b50dc1a196dbfb9598d5

Change log:

This release is only about testing and debugging. There is no need to
upgrade if you are not interested in doing testing.

Added DebugTrace.java, which uses listeners to monitor all changes to
account balances and asset balances, and all the events that cause
those changes – transactions, block generation fees, order placement,
asset issuance, asset transfer, order cancellation, trade.

This feature uses two new properties in nxt-default.properties:
nxt.debugTraceLog=nxt.trace
nxt.debugTraceAccounts=

To enable tracing of account balances, set nxt.debugTraceAccounts to
a list of account id’s to be tracked, separated by “; ” . The output
will be saved to nxt.trace, or the file defined in nxt.debugTraceLog.
Values in this file are tab-separated, to make it easy to import into
a spreadsheet application.

It is possible to enable tracing of all existing account balances, by
setting nxt.debugTraceAccount=* .

On restart, and also on rescan, the nxt.trace log will be overwritten.

Added VerifyTrace.java, which can parse the nxt.trace file (or a file
specified as a command line argument), and perform some verifications.
Currently, it verifies that for each traced account, the final balance
matches the total of all changes that affect that account, as
recorded in the nxt.trace log. It also verifies that for each asset,
the total of asset quantities in all accounts matches the original
quantity of asset issued. This verification can be expected to fail if
not all accounts that own an asset are included in debugTraceAccounts.

To run VerifyTrace, use the verify.sh script. The Nxt server should be
stopped first, so that the nxt.trace log does not continue to be
updated while VerifyTrace is verifying it.

Unconfirmed balances and unconfirmed asset balances are logged, but
not verified by VerifyTrace, because the presense of open or partially
filled orders can make that too complicated. It may be easier to
program a spreadsheet application to handle such calculations.

Added TRADE event, triggered when a Trade occurs. Note that the Trade
event happens before the update of the account balances.

Added BEFORE_BLOCK_APPLY and BEFORE_BLOCK_UNDO events, triggered just
before the corresponding operations in block processing.

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NRS 0.8.10

nxter.org

NRS

RELEASE 0.8.10

Please update.

Jean-Luc:

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Release 0.8.10

http://download.nxtcrypto.org/nxt-client-0.8.10.zip

sha256: 10dad2cd0fa509a66c86ab3a39c9a702e9a1ded483879708125f5a2540827cfd

Change log:

Better transaction attachment validation. Blocks that incorrectly
got accepted but later fail to be processed for any reason, will
be deleted from the database.

Better validation of minimum fee for different transaction type.

GetAccount API will also return unconfirmed asset balances.

BroadcastTransaction now verifies the signature of received
transaction bytes before broadcasting the transaction.

Removed forging code no longer in use. Generating blocks below
height 30000 (transparent forging phase 1) is no longer supported.

Made Db.getConnection() public and added Blockchain.getBlocks and
getTransactions methods taking PreparedStatement as parameter,
for use by Java API clients.

Added an APITestServlet for manual debugging and testing of the
API. All http API calls will now automatically be listed under:

http://localhost:7876/test

or if you need to try only a specific one, e.g. getBalance:

http://localhost:7876/test?requestType=getBalance

Unlike the admin.html page, this listing is automatically
generated and will include all available API calls without
having to be manually updated when a new one is added.

Applied the patch to Curve25519.sign() suggested by DoctorEvil.
Block and transaction signing should no longer fail to verify.

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Nxt NRS 0.7.7 + 0.8.8

nxter.org

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Release 0.8.8

http://download.nxtcrypto.org/nxt-client-0.8.8.zip

sha256: 837973d4313b6d3e835ff46c41870ca5ced367b8dc8a160a912d8124f1721b5e

Release 0.7.7

http://download.nxtcrypto.org/nxt-client-0.7.7.zip

sha256: 7a8b4430a78b044871ab676caad8eb36384135d6dc694c0a4ca24c51805fdc24

Change log:

Fixed incorrect setting of genesis block timestamp when
local time is in the daylight savings period. This must
have been the reason for users in the southern hemisphere
being unable to forge.

Since DST in the US starts March 09, it is critical that
at least those in the US upgrade to 0.8.8 or 0.7.7.

There are no new bugfixes or features in 0.7.7 relative to
0.7.6 other than this daylight savings time fix.

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NXT Newsletter #4

NXT NxtCoin 2. generation cryptocurrency news

Welcome NXTers, newcomers and long time community members.

Nxt is now open source. And on Cryptsy. New businesses are being built. A bunch of good people up for VOTE for the Nxt Funding Committees, and a large stakeholder has offered a 3M-5M Nxt bounty. Dig in. Join the movement.

NXT_newsletter

This week’s topics:

  • Full source code is released
  • Voting
  • Exchanges
  • Such automated cryptos
  • 1 Million Nxt donation
  • Announcements
  • Clients
  • Conferences
  • Misc.
  • IDEAS
  • PROPOSALS
  • Quote of the week
  • Words of wisdom of the week

Full source code is released

ip.bitcointalk.org

The original release date was set to be the 3rd of April.
So what happened? Take the tour of what lead to our early release HERE.

Jean-Luc on March 01:

I have made the current source code repository public:

https://bitbucket.org/JeanLucPicard/nxt/

Master branch is still 0.7.6, develop is 0.8.3 plus latest unreleased changes.

Read what Jean-Luc is planning next:
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=345619.msg5449690#msg5449690

VOTING

On March 7 committees members will be elected!
Nominees has now had a week for campaigning, and voting is open.

Live voting results are found here:
https://www.electionbuddy.com/elections/12343/results/t34ayqhm2

Nominee Statements / campaigning is found here:
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=479167.new#new

So if you are a Nxter and you haven’t voted yet – go let your voice count.

Rickyjames:

If you  want to vote, send me a PM with just the word VOTE in the title.  I will respond with your password and the voting site URL.  I will know who voted but I will not know who you voted for.

PM rickyjames here:
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=193080

Exchanges

Mintpal

couldn’t implement Nxt, they say.
Money paid by certain Nxt Community members will be returned to them.

Cryptsy

DGEX

DGEX newsletter announces three developments:

1. DGEX fees back to 0% for NXT withdrawals, 0.15% for trades
2. DGEX Initial Public Virtual Offering still available
3. Offspring NXT client updated http://offspring.dgex.com

Such automated cryptos

nxt_asset_exchange
DOGE is tested in the automated NXT Asset Exchange gateway.

Source for alpha release is here:
https://github.com/jl777/multigateway

Schwartzfeger:

Guys, please test this. It’s like magic (except that it’s science + hard work).

Jl777:

NXT AE will have direct links to dozens of crypto wallets. All these cryptos will trade against NXT, making NXT the standard that the other coins are valued.

I will be authorizing NXTcommunityfunds to ensure that we can all benefit from a non-profit gateway for all the popular cryptos into NXT AE.

I will also be adding NXTcash support to the gateway and we dont have to wait for external releases. As soon as it tests out, we can go live.

I will be setting aside 100000 NXT for a NDIC (nxt deposit insurance) fund, 10000 NXT per person and 100K max, for any gateway caused losses.

 

Please help us put some distance between us and the clones! Volunteers are most welcomed, but if you need some NXT to motivate you to participate, PM me and I will see what I can work out.

Here is what help is needed:
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=345619.msg5434195#msg5434195

1 million Nxt donation

Nxt_brain

Klee has donated 1 Million NxtCoins to Brain Preservation Foundation!

Q:

So you hope that they will preserve your brain when you die?

Klee:

It will be a battle between cryonics and plastination – every technology has advantages and disadvantages. I hope my donation will help to solve some open issues (ie if the connectome is preserved with cryopreservation as in plastination and if any of the two methods preserves microtubules).

The full press release can be found here:
http://brainpreservation.org/sites/default/files/PressRelease_OneMillionNXTCoinDonationToBPF.pdf

Klee (Androklis Polymenis) is a 37-year-old digital currency entrepreneur, who has committed his full attention to cryptocurrencies and his own startup company UbiCrypt, with the goal of providing innovative solutions for NXT.

Announcements

Nxtty

nxtty

Nxt Mobile App Company

Early Nxtty Messenger Demo
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gj0CRqoNsYc

Link to the full Prospectus/Business Plan (25 pages)
https://mega.co.nz/#!KdITnBIB!PW_sWdyNi7IGWC_VYSSO9Ki8ja6RC2YTpW20VrEshh4

landomata:

We will sell 25 million shares on Nxt Asset Exchange launch day. The price will be 0.01 Nxt per. share. The NMAC private placement was closed to new entries on Saturday, March 1st as we are over subscribed.

Comment on the plan on both Nextcoin & nxtcrypto forums:
https://nextcoin.org/index.php/topic,3313.msg31709.html#msg31709  &

coinmarketcap_22092014

DGEX Public Virtual Offering

dgex_slider

The DGEX Initial Public Virtual Offering has started.
Share price is 125 NXT each. 31397 shares available (out of 108900 public shares, total 330000 shares). Public trading will begin later in March. You can access the share purchase page from your DGEX member account main screen (green colored box mid-page).
Download the prospectus from https://dgex.com/pvo/dgex-prospectus-v2.pdf

Direct any questions and updates to this thread:
https://nextcoin.org/index.php/topic,4276.0.html

NxtCash

marcus03 got zeronet up and running!

NxtCash is being tested.
For those ignorant enough to forget: NxtCash will add complete anonymity to Nxt transfers.

jl777:

I have made an internal proposal to the NXTcash team using the latest source code that will allow us to make a release that can be considered for mainnet use. Not sure how long it will take as I will need to start and finish Nodecoin 2.0 to fully implement the proposed NXTcash solution, not to mention a fair amount of work in the client code.

 

Before you say, “but we can’t store the giant zeroknowledge proofs in the NXT blockchain!”, let me say that the method I am proposing does not need to store the big proof in the blockchain, just the NXTcash minting and spending events. Still working out all the kinks, but I am optimistic.

<shameless plug>
Show your support for NXTcash, donate to completion bounty fund 13313092584524529006
</shameless plug>

Clients

NRS

Remember always to STAY UPDATED.

Release 0.8.3: https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=345619.msg5391927#msg5391927
Relase 0.8.4e: https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=345619.msg5491698#msg5491698
Release 0.8.5: https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=345619.msg5502897#msg5502897

 

Nxs

Version 0.3.6 is released.

Github:
https://github.com/Regulus343/Nxs
Full Changelog:
https://github.com/Regulus343/Nxs/blob/master/docs/change-log.md

Regulus:

I should also add that, as a non-believer in the concept of intellectual property, I welcome anyone to use any of the code in your own projects with or without credit. My goal is not one of recognition, but rather to improve the software we have available to us in the Nxt community.

 

Solaris 2.1

Version 2.1 of the Windows NXT client
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=345619.msg5450049#msg5450049

Wesley

New version of the Nxt client online at http://nxtra.org/nxt-client/

https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=345619.msg5429918#msg5429918

Conferences

Coming up:
Texas Bitcoin Conference.

Final version of rickyjames’ brochure:
http://nxt.sx/images/resources/NXT-Brochure-4.pdf

See the list of Bitcoin / NXT conferences here:
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=345619.msg5235235#msg5235235

Misc.

Chat

Join us in the #nxtalk channel:

freenode

Those who don’t have an IRC program:

Join here:
http://webchat.freenode.net/?channels=%23nxtalk%20
Or download for
Windows / Linux: http://hexchat.github.io/downloads.html. Mac: http://colloquy.info/downloads.html

NXT introduction video

A new video was made by d13id.


Donations: 8987437801852093688

Go watch more videos about Nxt @ http://test.nxter.org/nxt-media-tutorials-podcast-interviews/

Forging

Top generators
http://blocks.nxtcrypto.org/nxt/nxt.cgi?action=35

Nxt – 90% attack proof

CIYAM Open and CfB  has figured out how to get it implemented.

BCT threads

Damelon made a page for the BCT threads:
http://www.nxtcoins.nl/bitcointalk-threads/

And don’t forget to follow his Daily Summaries of the BCT thread HERE.

New thread about NxtApps

https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=488417.msg5381040#msg5381040

PeerExplorer awarding NODES

https://www.peerexplorer.com

dave5555

I would like to remind you all that PeerExplorer.com runs a great program to award nodes and makes it an incentive to run public nodes.
The system will soon run low on caches (accounts with NXT in them) to award nodes with. If a big stakeholder is out there reading this, a donation to the person running Peer Explorer would be great so he can add to the cache system of rewards.

Register a account @ peerexplorer.com. Create a new cache. (click small seet near “Created caches”). You can fill in a sponsor message if you like (url, advertise etc…). Now transfer to the NXT account the amount you like  (min. 2 NXT). Cache should be automatic activated in 5-30 mins. Now you can enjoy how someone is earning your reward.

mynxt.org

The website has been updated.

Free VPS

Nxt-kit can hallmark OpenShift. With port forwarding, you’ll get working FREE VPS (hosts @ amazon).

IDEAS

yoda

Nxt for copyright

https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=345619.msg5348947#msg5348947

Nxt for Insurance

https://nextcoin.org/index.php/topic,4186.0.html

NxtBet

https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=345619.msg5398366#msg5398366

Proof of existence

Pouncer

Can someone develop an Nxt equivalent of Proof of Existence so that NMAC (and other Virtual Corporations) can register itself like this companydid on the Bitcoin blockchain? This well written prospectus can also be registered and published using the same method, making it official and “legal”. It gives a greater sense of legitimacy and serves as a show case of how the Nxt ecosystem can provide similar or better safeguards for investors normally enforced through government or centralized means.

https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=345619.msg5381532#msg5381532

PROPOSALS

Suggested NIP

(Nxt Improvement Proposal)

Adding “meta information” to Arbitrary Messages:
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=345619.msg5457241#msg5457241

Atomic cross chain transactions

4747…88:

3M NXT (up to 5M for additional features) for atomic cross chain transactions.
Conditions:
a) working client for average user;
b) official approve of all three NXT Funding Committees;
c) fully working asset exchange;
d) working transparent forging in the part marked bold:

NB: The only penalty is inability to mine blocks within some period of time. They still can decide not to bother with mining, but their “hashing” power will be distributed to those who do protect the network.

Last two conditions are my conditions to stop holding investment in 50M NXT.

The offer is legit: https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=345619.msg5465466#msg5465466

Nxt Incubator/Scholarship Promotion

lyynx:

The purpose of this project is to foster Innovation and Promotion from participants. The basic concept is participants must develop some type of innovation that adds real value to the Nxt Economy. (…)we are looking for a multi-faceted approach to innovating Nxt and encouraging those not necessarily aware of Nxt to participate in a scholarly and social manner. (…)I will personally donate 25,000 Nxt towards this venture when it becomes a reality.

Interested? Read more here:
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=345619.msg5369175#msg5369175

LocalNxt

Xio is creating a person-to-person exchange for NXT, similar to the functionality of LocalBitcoins.com.

Xio:

I’m currently working hard on the site and although I cannot give an exact estimate yet, I hope to have it ready within the first half of this month. (…)

 

I’d like to invite anyone willing to trade NXT locally or interested in a beta invitation to please PM me.

https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=345619.msg5260556#msg5260556
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=345619.msg5447524#msg5447524

Quote of the week

CIYAM Open:

We need to adapt ourselves to work with the kind of future that we want.

 

Words of wisdom of the week

Salsacz:

BCNext gave us only a source code. We needed to build websites, create wiki, build whitepaper. Then we started to write articles because only with some proof you can show how cool Nxt is. Now we finally finished some cool papers so we can deliver them to the developers and university guys to look at them and join us. After weeks of asking we finally have also a letter for university guys, so I can send it to them without grammar errors. Then devs can come here, build their apps on top of the Nxt network and then we can start to focus on mainstream etc. But right now we need to get attention of the devs, that’s why we go to the conferences and publish scientific papers.

Get your message through to the newsletter, contact: http://test.nxter.org/contact.
Any feedback about the newsletter is welcome too. Donations? Ok, 196910366798475802. Thanks.

Lost a newsletter? 
Find it in the archive @ nxter.org. Sign up: http://eepurl.com/M2KnL

Didn’t understand a thing? 
Go to nxtcrypto.orgwiki.nxtcrypto.orgnextcoin.org or nxter.org to find out more about NXT.

About Nxt – podcast and video

NXT Podcast

Nxt Crypto Podcast – Episode 1
By joefox. Nxt acc. 1234567740944417915

About

What is Nextcoin (NXT)?
By Tai Zun & Leon Fu / lifeorprison.com. Nxt acc. 17225446755425423638

Is Nextcoin (NXT) a scam?
By Tai Zun / lifeorprison.com. Nxt acc. 17225446755425423638

3 Reasons Why You Should Invest In Nextcoin (NXT)
By Tai Zun / lifeorprison.com. Nxt acc. 17225446755425423638

Interviews

By Tai Zun & Leon Fu / lifeorprison.com. Nxt acc. 17225446755425423638
Words of wisdom and research: Aaron / Anon136. Nxt. acc. 14075156995145364873

Who Are The Key Players & Programmers Of The Nextcoin (NXT) Source Code?

4. What Is The NXT Arbitrary Message System?
About the feature of the NXT protocol known as the NXT Arbitrary Message System.

What Is A NXT Advanced Hallmark?
About the feature of the NXT protocol known as the NXT Advanced Hallmark.

What Is The Timeline For NXT’s Infrastructure & Feature Development? 

What Is The Difference Between The Bitcoin Blockchain Vs. The NXT Blockchain? 

Why Were Security Flaws Purposely Put Into The NXT’s Source Code By It’s Developers?
Why 3 security flaws were purposely injected into NXT source code released on January 3, 2014.

Tutorials

Getting started with NXT
By quiglag. Nxt acc. 2317508207367293750

Easier to use clients can be found HERE. Get free Nxt from this FAUCET.

Other

Source code release…
By apenzl. Nxt acc. 196910366798475802

NXT PROMOTION
By CoinWithMe. Nxt acc. 1881317617924471615

X-mas 2013 QUIZ
By apenzl. Nxt acc. 196910366798475802

QUIZ: What coin mentioned in this video is NOT a fork of Bitcoin?

NXT Newsletter #2

nxt newsletter

Welcome NXTers, newcomers and long time community members.

What a week! Results are starting to show on so many fronts. Totum maior summa partum.

NXT-evolution-top

This week’s topics:

  • Conferences
  • Asset Exchange
  • New clients + updates
  • Reddit
  • Nxt Charity
  • Videos
  • Proposals
  • ANNOUNCEMENTS
  • Misc.
  • Quote of the week
  • Words of wisdom of the week

Conferences

NXT was at the Berlin Conference.

berlin2

Salsacz:

The most interesting guy was probably the CEO from Cryptoventures, an experienced manager, who was born in Italy and the lived in Argentina, Spain and… London? Nxt’s altcoins will become a currency in African states and in Casinos. This guy will help provide contacts. We need to provide an easy platform for creating and mainteaning such coins.

 

We talked with a lot of companies about coordination with Nxt. Or to get more dev contacts, we we would be able to build all decentralized internet on top of the Nxt. We intriduced Nxt to..30-50 people? So now we can cooperate with OpenCoin, Hive, BitAngels, Dots for Bits…

 

Also we have new contacts for crypto conventions, so we are invited to San Francisco (who will attend?), to Bitcoin Camp (Nevada?) and we also spent hours with the Texas guys. It was important to intriduce Nxt to all consultants, advisors and journalists, so now they can talk about Nxt to other more important persons. It was interesting to bank guys. There was a young ambassadors from Deutsche Bundesbank. They are trying to get to the cryptoworld somehow so they are researching the situation.

Read the whole resumé by Salsacz here: http://test.nxter.org/nxt-inside-bitcoins-berlin-conference/

Upcoming:

NXTers who are able to show up and represent Nxt should drop a line to Salsacz in the Nxt marketing thread.

Asset Exchange

Follow the AE thread here:
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=460343.0

Boobs, motorskins, LOL’s and Zahl’s are being traded – even 1 BCNext is up for sale!

New clients

This week has been explosive when it comes to client releases. Hail to the client devs!

NXS

[NEW] Open source, rewrite of the official Nxt client’s browser-based GUI using jQuery and Zurb Foundation 5. Arrived a few hours ago. Features include:

  • Ability to use keyboard shortcuts
  • Ability to set a language for labels and messages
  • Ability to run secret phrases through a substitution cipher
  • Ability to display a QR code of the currently unlocked account
  • Ability to filter transactions by sent, received, confirmed, or unconfirmed
  • Customizing many aspects of Nxs through a config file

nxt client nxsnxs4

Regulus:

I look forward to hearing the community’s comments, questions, and suggestions. I have been working on this project for the past 4 weeks and have seen at least four additional Nxt clients be released since I began working on this. I believe the Nxt community will benefit tremendously from having so much great competition in the area of client software.

Between the client I’m working on, clieNXT and dotNXT, I think the Nxt community should be very well-served going forward!

There are language files for English, Spanish, and French, and a German translation coming up. Other translations are welcome and will be credited in the readme-file. You will find the GitHub repo here.

http://www.reddit.com/r/NXT/comments/1y7ocl/nxs_new_browserbased_gui_for_official_client/

Offspring

[NEW] Another surprise client release this week comes from Dgex.
This is a cross platform “offline wallet” for Nxt, that comes with some promising features.

Currently closed source. The source code will be released in the future.
Multiple account control. Display of total NXT holdings value in BTC and EUR. Forging is on by default.
Realtime BTC / NXT market rate and charts. Full info, download links and also a list of future features:

https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=345619.msg5111879#msg5111879

Client updates

NRS

Jean Luc has released 0.7.5
Remember always to STAY UPDATED: Check http://localhost:7874/update.html

Clienxt 0.0.5e

https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=345619.msg5084677#msg5084677

NxtSolaris 2.0

http://nxtsolaris.wordpress.com
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=345619.msg5118432#msg5118432

Windows Installer 0.7.5 [STABLE]

https://nextcoin.org/index.php/topic,1902.0.html

dotNXT 0.0.7.5

https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=345619.msg5109382#msg5109382

WesleyH Client

Register for testnet, try the client + AE and messaging. Still in development.

Skillroad:

Your client is a wonderful

http://nxtra.org/nxt-client/
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=345619.msg5118800#msg5118800

Freerider AE client

l8orre:

Please note: in terms of User Experience, this is an extremely rough release. However, the implementation of the API backend is complete, robust and multithreaded. The intention is to release a fully open sourced pythonic API, that can be directly inspected and extended by anybody capable of writing python code.

http://www.quicknxt.com/FreeRider

reddit/r/NXT

nxt_reddit

Our Nxt subreddit is growing rapidly. This week the reddit Tipbot arrived.
You can tip a redditor that isn’t registered in the bot yet, and he will receive a message with instructions on how to get his tip. It features off-chain and fractional tips. The source will be published soon after a bit of cleanup and commenting.

c01ner:

How cool is that? Thanks man, now lets spam the DOGE subreddit with NXT tips.

Passion_ltc has been one of the driving forces of this subreddit (+ LOTS of other projects).
He/she announced this week, that he/she will be off nxt until april. We wish you the best of luck!

Nxt Charity

A couple of “NXT doing good” proposals have come up this week.

This site was made:
http://www.nxtforcharity.org 

Songs of Love

Nxters are trying to raise $10k worth of Nxt (170,000) for the non-profit organization Songs of Love. SoL is dedicated to providing personalized songs for children and teens currently facing tough medical, physical or emotional challenges. A kind anonymous Nxter has announced that he will double up any donation up until 100K made before the deadline. Deadline is 17.02.2014. 

Goal: 170,000 Nxt
Paid: 36K Nxt (Feb 18). Total: 72K Nxt.

songsoflove

https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=468258.msg5204220#msg5204220.

Carbonfree Nxt

EvilDave has made a proposal for a totally green, carbon-neutral NXT:

Evildave:

It’s difficult to make a proposal like this without getting into the more controversial aspects of the Global Warming debate, as we have seen before on the BTT forum. One of the many good things about NXT is that it has a much lower power consumption than other crypto-currency networks.  There are estimates of NXT vs Bitcoin power use that project that NXT will use 5% of the energy used by Bitcoin, assuming that NXT and BTC are of equal size.

 

The basic outline of my idea is to have a dedicated fund , maybe from unclaimed coins, that is able to forge enough NXT to pay for a carbon offset program, for the parts of the NXT network that aren’t solar powered.

Very simply: NXT burns electricity, releasing a small amount of CO2 and other pollutants into the atmosphere. A carbon-offset program then compensates for those emissions by lowering (or capturing) emissions, for example by planting trees, investing in clean technologies, scrubbing CO2 or various other techniques.

Get with it here: https://nextcoin.org/index.php/topic,3418.0.html

Videos

Last week the first Nxt podcast was released. This week it’s video time!

Tai Zun has video-interviewed Anon136 about Nxt and broken it into 6 pieces:

Who Are The Key Players & Programmers Of The Nextcoin (NXT) Source Code?
What is the nxt arbitrary message system?
What Is A Nextcoin (NXT) Advance Hallmark?
What Is The Timeline For Nextcoin (NXT)’s Infrastructure & Feature Development?
What Is The Difference Between The Bitcoin (BTC) Blockchain Vs. The Nextcoin (NXT) Blockchain?
Why Were Security Flaws Purposely Put Into The Nextcoin (NXT)’s Source Code By It’s Developers?

Proposals

NxtID

You know what we need?  UNIFIED LOG IN.

https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=345619.msg5132236#msg5132236

NxtCash

NxtCash is a proposal for an anonymity solution, implemented on top of NXT.

The key features:

  • anonymous – it must be impossible to link sender and receiver
  • trustless – no need for a trusted party
  • decentralized – no need for a single party, no single point of failure
  • cryptographically secure – in providing both anonymity and protecting from malicious attackers, including double-spending attempts
  • efficient – handle a large number of transactions with reasonable response time, don’t put a significant burden on the existing NXT infrastructure and prevent unlimited growth of its own storage

http://wiki.nxtcrypto.org/wiki/NxtCash

Crosschain transactions

CIYAM Open:

If we are able to work out how to do atomic cross-chain transactions *within* the Nxt platform then that would be a “game changer” (would probably spell the end for exchanges that say take 24 hours to do transfers – only those doing HFT would survive).

There are bounties to develop this, and the future looks bright.

Automated gateway backed by NXT Community

Jl777:

This means that within NXT there will be a decentralized exchange for all the cryptos, possibly within weeks! If the client devs will also add a custom crypto exchange to the clients, NXT will effectively have this built in for all users.

https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=345619.msg5110053#msg5110053

 Keep in mind this is the first step on the path toward fully automated DAC gateways.

https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=345619.msg5126702#msg5126702
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=345619.msg5132123#msg5132123

Coin Development Kit

Jl777:

I will start the bounty with 25000 NXT. If you also like the coin development kit idea, please make a directed donation.

jl777:

Not that we want to encourage such things, but the beauty of NXT is that there is nobody that will prevent you from doing a PoW coin on top of it. As long as 1 billion coins is enough, NXT AE seems to be a pretty good platform for customized coins. (…) My hope is that someone that knows how to do this (hint, hint) will publish a reference coin on top of NXT. Then we can extend it by adding customization, etc.

Interested? Go here:
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=345619.msg5150363#msg5150363

NxtEnergy?

“Does anyone dare with the idea”?
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=345619.msg5080379#msg5080379

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Trekkies and NXTers

Nxt will be one of two official currencies at Trekcon Springfield.

trekcon_nxt

https://nextcoin.org/index.php?topic=3989.msg37599#msg37599

Online wallet

Landomata:

Opticalcarrier just had a marathon configure session to ssl cert our VPS which is now trusted. https://wallet.nxtty.com:7875/ So the community can make use of our online wallet if they wish, courtesy of the Nxt Mobile Applications Company.

 

Automated Scripts

Klee has funded a team to get this integrated.

CIYAM Open:

Thanks to @klee we have begun a project to enable “scripts” for Nxt which will provide a “Turing complete” method of executing code to do useful things such as “pay dividends to shareholders” of a Nxt Asset. (…) CfB and myself will be sharing technical lead on this project and will be working with a small focused team in order to get this done “right” and as “quickly as possible”.

Follow the development here:
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=463731.0

The code will be open sourced when the feature is finished and extensively tested.

If you want to become a payment gateway, you should visit:
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=345619.msg5146833#msg5146833

Nxt Payment Module

Nxt payment module is being developed for WordPress

https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=345619.msg5119453#msg5119453

Nxt chat with NXT tokens authentification

http://nxtc.org
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=345619.msg5123625#msg5123625

Contribution-based forging

… is part of BCNext’s plan part 3. Will be revealed in April.
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=345619.msg5076732#msg5076732

Part 1: Transparent mining, or What makes Nxt a 2nd generation currency
Part 2: Transparent mining 2, or What part of Legacy should be left behind

Forging power leasing in ~1 month

https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=345619.msg5195954#msg5195954

Local signing implemented after launch of AE

https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=345619.msg5095770#msg5095770

Voting System will be added to test next week

https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=345619.msg5123123#msg5123123

About:
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=345619.msg5162575#msg5162575
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=345619.msg5164108#msg5164108

nxt monolith

nxtmonolith

gvans plans for two limited 10 piece series:
Crystal transparent “genesis-monolith” and solid glossy black “darknxt-monolith”.

Number 1/10 will be up for auction later, others are priced 5000 Nxt flat. Pre-order here:
https://forums.nxtcrypto.org/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=772&p=3645#p3645

Misc.

Nxt.org

Has been bought. Now it’s up for sale.
https://nextcoin.org/index.php/topic,4065.0.html

NxtChg.com

…got new owners.
BrooklynBtc has purchased it with a team including support from Msin and voldermort628.

Brooklynbtc/jefdiesel:

Immediate plans is to update and refresh it. (…) We are looking to add a NXT/LTC pair as well, and whatever else the community is interested in (DOGE?)

https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=345619.msg5154122#msg5154122

Nxt Forging Competition

https://forums.nxtcrypto.org/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=744
The one with the lowest amount of Nxt balance while forging a block will be rewarded 1000 Nxt.

Competition ends after the block 79,500 is forged in the Nxt system.

There is currently a valid entry, forging with a low balance of 10,007 Nxt.
Anyone forging with an account balance lower than 10,007 will have a chance of winning this.

Chess Tournament

NXT/FICS.
There are still 2 rounds to go. Check it out HERE.

Starcraft 2 showdown

Prize: 25.000 NXT. The game is today, 18.02.2014. Read more HERE.

NxtDB is open source

Source code for Nxt Database has been released.
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=345619.msg5094477#msg5094477

Audit

Doctorevil / JesseJames has offered his help.
Doctorevil showed his skills last week by hacking genesis account + finding a critical bug.

Set up a free VPS

Turtorial:

https://forums.nxtcrypto.org/viewtopic.php?f=39&t=774
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=345619.msg5118112#msg5118112

Vault of Satoshi are ready to implement Nxt

https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=345619.msg5111934#msg5111934

Quote of the week

achimsmile:

NXT (incl. AE & TF) + zerocoin functionality + atomic crosschain transactions… mind -> blown

 

Words of wisdom of the week

jl777:

We also WANT big companies and small countries to create NXT nodes. THAT is what BCNext was saying!!! The people that are using NXT (directly and mostly indirectly) are the ones that are motivated to add nodes and thus securing the network. At any given time the NXT network + new nodes will always be more secure than just “new nodes”, so the rational thing is for all new NXT adopters to add to the existing NXT network.

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Go to nxtcrypto.orgwiki.nxtcrypto.orgnextcoin.org or nxter.org to find out more about NXT.

New to NXT?

Just heard about NXT ?

[UPDATE]: You can check out the NXT beta Clients HERE. Go get ’em.

The easy-to-use clients are not ready yet, but maybe you don’t want to wait for them.

Being a 100% PoS-coin, original stakeholders need to distribute Nxt to the network to give it worth.
This has already made Nxt’s distribution far more even than the distribution of bitcoin, fiat, and most altcoins.

It’s still possible to buy in cheap. More and more exchanges are listing Nxt. The easy-to-use clients are soon out of BETA and will be a major step towards mainstream adoption. NxtCoin, Nxt Alias System, Nxt Arbitrary Message, Nxt Asset Exchange (testing) and parts of Transparent Forging have been successfully implemented, and still more advanced features are in development. Such futuristic. All this will influence the future of Nxt, and naturally the original stakeholders’ sale will not last forever. So let’s get down to it, right…

NRS CLIENT

Oh. You’ve heard about the technical difficulties of getting a Nxt Client running.
You got 2 choices now. 1. Make it stop you. 2. Make it an advantage, and be an early adopter.

Here is how to download the client:

Run Nxt Client

1. Get the latest NXT Client

Go to:
http://www.nxtcrypto.org/nxt-coin/client-download (404 link removed)

Pinarello made the next part easy for you.
Here is how to check the hash sum for your own security: (video no longer available)

[youtube url=”http://youtu.be/vmPjTwvuo-E” autohide=”0″ rel=”0″]

2. Create a NXT Account

Creating a safe private key is no joke! It’s not a hotmail passphrase!
There are always hackers on to Nxt, as to any other crypto currency with a future.

You want a passphrase of 30+ characters to prevent brute force attacks.
Make it a 90. To be 100% secure you should create it while your computer is offline. Create it by hand, blending letters, CAPS, numbers, special characters. Or use a password generator. Again – preferably do it offline with a desktop client, and if you choose to create your passphrase online, do copy-paste a n amount of the generated passwords to a text editor, go offline and then mash it up. Fill in a couple of  letters and weird signs, before proceeding to the next step.

DO NOT tell anyone your passphrase.
DO NOT continue from here thinking – yeah that’s all good, I’ll just start with “hello_mama_123”.
Human errors are the one most common reason for accounts getting compromised. Don’t enter that list.

3. BACK UP YOUR PRIVATE KEY

Now you must protect your account against yourself!

The passphrase that you created in step 1 is your private key. You use this private key to log in to your Nxt account – there is no other way to access it. Loosing a private key in the world of crypto currencies means loosing access to your account – and everything in it. It’s like a double edged sword. To prevent others from breaking into your account, you also make it impossible for yourself to break in. You don’t want to loose that private key – ever – so back it up right now!

You can save it to an encrypted flash drive, optical disk, portable hard drive, or even write it down on paper and lock it up physically. You can also store the key on a cloud-based backup system, but given that no cloud system is 100% safe, you should encrypt it before uploading it or choose an encrypted backup system like Spideroak.

You can keep a copy on your desktop – but encrypt it.
Truecrypt is one such tool that can encrypt your account files.

Humans forget. Humans make mistakes. Humans go to a bars, return drunk and get in the mood for mailing their ex-partner. Humans might hit the wrong button and erase a document or a folder on the desktop instead. The folder holding your NXT secret key. Who am I to say. Just know, that you should not skip the step of backing up.

4. GET A PUBLIC KEY IN THE BLOCKCHAIN

You must have java installed and running. Now create your account.
Open the client, hit the padlock in the top left corner, and paste your passphrase.

Your account is now created.
Your strong passphrase (private key) is your LOGIN.

The green number in the upper left corner is your ACCOUNT NUMBER.
This is where you sent Nxt to. Spread this number all around – you might get tips.

TO SECURE YOUR NXT ACCOUNT, YOU MUST REGISTER IT!
This happens whenever a first transaction is made from your account.

Log in to your account with the private key.
If your saldo is 0, go pick up a few NXT by entering your Nxt account number in a faucet. (redirects to nxt.org)

Now you can make the transaction.

– Send 1 Nxt to yourself
– Register an ALIAS
Send an arbitrary message
– Tip the author of this article 1 Nxt. Account: 196910366798475802 😉

By sending 1 Nxt, your account got a PUBLIC KEY in the blockchain, and is now secure (256 bit protection).

5. STAY UPDATED

Client should always be updated.
Java should be auto updated.
Anti virus programs should auto updated.

The free version of Keyscrambler anti-keylogging software works well. Consider updating.
To take additional measures to keep your NXT secure, read THIS SERIES about computer security.

TIP

You can be notified automatically when there’s a change to your account balance by registering here.