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[VIDEO] Who are the key programmers of Nxt?

Today I’d like to share another video from Tai Zen (a.k.a. Asian Prepper) from Prisoner or Freedom.

Yesterday the source code of Nxt was released, so I thought it might be nice to know who has been working on it. In this video, Anon136 explains who the people behind Nxt are.

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Nxt source code released a month early!

In a surprise move, Nxt client developer Jean-Luc has released the Nxt source code a month earlier than planned today. The original release date was planned to be the 3rd of April.

You can find the post here.

The source code can be found at https://bitbucket.org/JeanLucPicard/nxt/.

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

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Bitcointalk Summaries

Bitcointalk Summary 27/02-28/02-2014

Clients

  • There is a new version of wesleyh’s Nxt Wallet client.

Charity

  • The fundraiser for Songs of Love has ended. Today we sent 114571 Nxt (~ $ 5400) to Songs of Love. John Belzer, the founder of Songs of Love has this to say to you:

“The Nxt community is the most compassionate group that we have so far come across in the cryptocurrency world. We are eternally grateful to you John for spearheading this most amazing campaign. We will be delighted to bring Nxt in at the 5,000 sponsorship level and we will be giving you the full back page of our event program as well as top billing on our event web site at www.songsoflove.org/LA. Please provide us with the logo you would like to see displayed on our site and event program. I addition, I was so moved by your effort that I still want to come up with the Nxt theme song. I would like to work with you on the various elements you’d like included in the lyrics of the song. You can reach out to me for a discussion about this.”

  • 12 tickets for Songs of Love benefit in LA are available. Please contact Justabit for more information if you are interested.

Concepts and discussions

Marketing

  • Here is the brochure for the Texas Bitcoin Conference.
  • Nxt will be represented at the coinsumm.it conference in San Francisco by NxtMinnow (Brian Snyder). He will be speaking on the Decentralized Applications Panel with Vitalik Buterin of Ethereum.org and David Johnston of Mastercoin on a panel moderated by Adam Levine of Let’s Talk Bitcoin.
  • Nxt has been included in an article on alternative digital currencies in der Spiegel.

Community Projects

Nxt Shops

Funding committee voting!

  • The voting for the Funding Committees will start tomorrow. You can read the statements by the candidates here.

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Bitcointalk Summaries

Bitcointalk Summary 26-02-2014

NRS Client Update 0.8.3 (stable)

Math, concepts and discussions

  • Today CIYAM Open ran a lot of simulations on the Nxt forging process to try and see if Nxt is as safe as it claims to be. This was done after a two day discussion on how the forging process works and could work. User mthcl helped with the mathematical proof of these concepts. I freely admit this frequently goes over my head, but it is vital work and I am happy that so many talented people are chipping in to actually come up with models. Lots of hours go into this, so if you are feeling generous, donate them some Nxt or come into the thread to say “Thank you!”
  • An idea for Nxt insurance has been proposed.
  • Pouncer asks for a Proof of Existence development so Companies can register themselves on the blockchain.
  • A discussion about escrow services in Automatic Transactions.

Clients

  • Version 0.3.4 of the Nxs client has been released.

Community Addons

Funding committees

Miscellanious

  • User lyynx wants to start a Nxt Scholarship fund.
  • klee donated a million NXT to the Brain Preservation Foundation. You can read the press release here.

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Bitcointalk Summary 22/02-24/02-2014

NRS Client Update 0.8.1e (experimental)

 

Clients

Community Addons

Concepts and discussions

  • Both of these days (starting at page 1897) have been filled with an in-depth discussion about the fees, Transparent Mining and forging. It’s much too complicated to summarise, but good reading if you want to see how people are discussing this critical feature of Nxt.
  • The Automated Transactions¬† (AT) dev group has come up with some new idea: Crowdfunding via Nxt.
  • You can now donate to the AT group.
  • A proposal for a Nxt microcredit system.

Marketing

  • SWARM for adding Nxt to various exchanges. Please participate if you haven’t already!
  • We still need around 32 registrations for being added to Bittrex. Please do so!
  • You can see a new video about the Greenness of Nxt here.
  • We are SWARMING to get merchants on coinpayments.net to add Nxt.

Charity

  • Here is a proposal and site for a new format for charities being funded in Nxt.
  • The Songs of Love charity now stands at 43953 Nxt. You can still donate on Nxt account 4636321498642303120. All your donations till we reach 100,000 Nxt will be doubled. This donation closes on the 28th of February.

Miscellanious

  • Nxt is now three months old!
  • klee has made a mystery donation of 2,500,000 Nxt. More news to follow.
  • Account 7017504655955743955 has been giving out a lot of donations on 23 February. Thank you very much!
  • Jean Luc (developer) wonders if it would be a good idea to release the source code ahead of time on the 1st of March.

Funding committees

  • On the first of March the voting for the committee members will start. You can find their statements here. If you want to run for election, please make your statement in that thread.

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No Summary today

I’m taking a one day vacation today.

It’s fairly quiet on the BCT thread, so tomorrow a double one!

For things to do, go have a look at the /n/Nxt subreddit, or participate in our SWARM to get us added to more exchanges!

Also, don’t forget the Charity for Songs of Love. The tally now stands at 42,476 NXT! Doubled, that becomes 84,952 NXT! It would be great if we could push this to 100,000 Nxt together.

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Bitcointalk Summaries

Bitcointalk Summary 21-02-2014

Marketing

Funding committees

  • rickyjames posted an update on funding committee membership.
    • Applications are now closed.
    • Members can make a statement in this thread.
    • There will be a week long voting round starting 1st of March.

Clients

Exchanges

  • Exchanges find Nxt difficult to implement, because it works differently from Bitcoin and clones of Bitcoin. Here is information for exchanges that want to add Nxt. Feel free to point them to it if they ask you.

Nxt payment systems

Miscellanious

  • Here is a preview of the Java API for client 0.8.0.
  • Nxt has been added to penny-alts.co.uk.
  • jl777 is working on a multisig gateway. Again, follow the posts by CIYAM and jl777 for an interesting discussion on the use of floating point in financial systems.

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Bitcointalk Summary 18-02-2014

Clients

  • wesleyh has added the Voting feature to Nxt Wallet, as well as messaging to account Aliases. Only usuable on the Testnet for now.
  • a new web-based client, called Nxs (Nexus), by Regulus has been released.

Community Addons

  • jl777 has made a “Nodecoin miner“, as a concept how Nodecoins could work. There is a mining contest attached with a prize of 1000 Nxt.

Marketing

Concepts and discussions

  • A paper, titled¬† “It Will Cost You Nothing to ‘Kill’ a Proof-of-Stake Crypto-Currency”, has been written.
  • Zipzap and Gocoin have asked for information about Nxt. They might be interested in adding Nxt. Various opinions were given about if this is the right time and if so, why they should add Nxt.
  • A comparison of Bitcoin and Nxt.
  • Is Nxt well suited to micropayments, or not?

Charity

Miscellanious

Extra

  • Here you can find the posting data for the BCT thread up to now. Below you can see how many posts were made daily and how many unique ID’s were active in the thread over time.

Number of IDs
Number of IDs

Posts per Day
Posts per Day

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Client showcase: Offspring by DGEX

Offspring client

developer: Dirk and DGEX Team

Most recent version: here

Source code: TBA

Short description

Offspring by Nxt exchange came as something of a surprise to me. On the morning of the 13th or February I received a mail that this client had been released and I had no knowledge of it being developed at all.

Rather than having been developed by a community member, Offspring has been developed by the fist Nxt Exchange, DGEX. According to the email I received this version is still to be considered as an “alpha” version of the software. At this moment the software is still closed source, but DGEX has stated that once all the advanced features have been implemented the source code will be made available.

Offspring is a simple cross-platform client, with an in-built exchange viewer for DGEX. What is unique about Offspring is that it features a wallet function, something we haven’t seen yet for Nxt. Offspring supports the basic Nxt functions of sending Nxt and assigning Aliases, as well as generating tokens. There is also a screen specifically aimed at traders. Offspring can also connect to any other server that runs the NXT servlet.

Eclipse 4.3 was selected as basis for the client since it’s open source and cross platform. According to the developers, their ultimate goal is to provide both the best client for the average user which is easy to use and uses the strongest security. And at the same time be a professional tool that traders will use to trade on the Asset Exchange. Eventually Offspring will include tools for Technical Analysis (provided by the powerful libraries at http://ta-lib.org/) and even functionality for script based Automated Trading where a user can write scripts that will automatically trade for him/her.

On a personal note, Graviton would like to compliment the NXT community and the developers especially for the amazing job they did and are doing.

The Interface

Create wallet
Create wallet

Add account
Add account

Home screen
Home screen

When you start up Offspring for the first time, you will be promted to create a wallet. After you have done this, and Offspring has fully started, you will be able to either make a new account or use your existing one. If you choose to start a new account, you can either choose to enter your own passphrase or let Offspring generate one for you. You can also assign a label to your accounts. Offspring supports multiple accounts, so after you have entered your first one, you can always add more via the menu. Once you have entered your account, you will be taken to the Home screen. In the home screen you can view the last three hours of trade on the DGEX Exchange.

Accounts screen
Accounts screen

Functions
Functions

Advanced screen
Advanced screen

The Accounts screen is where you can review information about your accounts. You can view your transactions, see how many blocks you have forged and see your account balance in Nxt, BTC and USD. Under “File” you can access various functions, like Send Nxt, register (assign) Alias, generate and decode tokens and delete blockchain. In the Advanced screen you can view your peer status and the recent blocks and their properties. The last screen is the Trade screen, which doesn’t have functionality yet, but which will in all probability have Asset Exchange functionality as well as functionality directly related to trading on DGEX.

List of current features

Send money
Assign alias
Create token
Validate token manually (for merchants)
Sortable full transaction history details
Advanced network status view section
Quick blockchain download during which accounts can be used for operations
Forging on by default for all included accounts
“Wallet” file in user settable location (eg. USB stick)
Realtime BTC / NXT market rate and chart from DGEX.com

Upcoming features

Multicurrency client
Asset Exchange
Full block explorer with search
Encrypted p2p messaging
Transaction memos

About the developer

Dirk is a seasoned/passionate developer with 15+ years of programming experience and is a strong NXT believer. He is an allround developer from Javascript to Ruby, Java to Cobol and everything in between.

Graviton is the owner of DGEX. He came into NXT as I foresaw the immense commercial & social potential in true pioneer of the 2nd Generation cryptocurrencies DGEX was the first exchange to facilitatie trade of Nxt.

You can help

When things are more ordered DGEX could use help with translations or with users creating their own skinned versions of Offspring through the use of the new Eclipse CSS functionality. Both these tasks will take some preparations, but be prepared.

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Bitcointalk Summary 17-02-2014

What’s NXT?

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Clients

  • Here is a look at NXT Freerider, a powertool for developers and powerusers, with focus on the Asset Exchange.
  • wesleyh’s keeps developing his NXT Wallet. Now adding message functionality.

Concepts and discussion

Marketing

  • More videos from the interview with Anon136 by Tai Zen
  • There is a new website, NxtOK, providing Nxt Information and a BlockChain Explorer. More info in this thread.
  • Fundraising for promotion in China here.
  • Bitventurer wants to sell nxt.org.

Community Addons

Miscellanious

Charity

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