Nano

Digital currency for the real world

home link https://nano.org/en

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Nano is a fast P2P billing password. It uses block lattice structure which is modified from existing block chain structure. This eliminates the transfer fee, enables immediate transactions, and has unlimited scalability.

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Medium

Weekly Update 11/15/19

With the Lydia launch leading the charge this week, we take a look at the anticipated improvements it brings, share the results of the recent NanoJam, and welcome Changelly and One Nano Host to the Nano ecosystem.V20 Lydia Rolls onto the Main NetworkThis week we welcomed Lydia, the next milestone Nano node release, on to the network. V20 of the Nano node brings with it further optimizations and performance upgrades, allowing nodes to more efficiently process transactions, and helps lay the foundation for future updates. Read the full details of the Lydia Release Notes, or the announcement below.V20 Lydia is liveIn a recent community blog submission, beta-tester and Nano-Faucet developer ‘Srayman’ provided an in-depth analysis of anticipated Lydia performance improvements. The article explores bandwidth, transaction confirmation speed, and potentially higher transaction throughput improvements while breaking down some of the processes that make this happen.Nano Node V20 Performance ImprovementsA big thanks again to the community beta testers for their hard work and dedication in helping to push v20 forward. If you are interested in helping to beta test the upcoming v21 release then you can find all of the information you need on our documentation.Changelly lists NanoChangelly, the long-running and well known non-custodial crypto swap platform, added Nano this week. Users can now swap over 150 other crypto assets for Nano through Changelly’s intuitive user interface and mobile app.Changelly’s mission is to make the exchange process effortless for anyone who wants to use cryptocurrency. With the addition of Nano, sending and receiving cryptocurrency on Changelly has never been faster.Check out the full press release from Changelly’s blog for more info.Nano Jam One Concludes — Winners AnnouncedSnapy.io announced the conclusion of the first Nano Jam this week. This hackathon brought together members of the community to compete for a prize in Nano for the most innovative and useful tools utilizing Nano.body[data-twttr-rendered="true"] {background-color: transparent;}.twitter-tweet {margin: auto !important;}🏆 https://t.co/ihnSt9X7tj is the #NanoJam One champion!! A total prize pool of 1133 $NANO is been distributed the top 3! Read more at https://t.co/ougibfY9oY — @Snapy_iofunction notifyResize(height) {height = height ? height : document.documentElement.offsetHeight; var resized = false; if (window.donkey && donkey.resize) {donkey.resize(height);resized = true;}if (parent && parent._resizeIframe) {var obj = {iframe: window.frameElement, height: height}; parent._resizeIframe(obj); resized = true;}if (window.location && window.location.hash === "#amp=1" && window.parent && window.parent.postMessage) {window.parent.postMessage({sentinel: "amp", type: "embed-size", height: height}, "*");}if (window.webkit && window.webkit.messageHandlers && window.webkit.messageHandlers.resize) {window.webkit.messageHandlers.resize.postMessage(height); resized = true;}return resized;}twttr.events.bind('rendered', function (event) {notifyResize();}); twttr.events.bind('resize', function (event) {notifyResize();});if (parent && parent._resizeIframe) {var maxWidth = parseInt(window.frameElement.getAttribute("width")); if ( 500 < maxWidth) {window.frameElement.setAttribute("width", "500");}}A lot of great tools and applications were created, summarized excellently by Community Manager Json, and the judging panels were tasked with the very difficult job of picking the best entries. First place went to SplitNano, a service that allows teams to nominate a Nano address, and have it automatically split between members of the team.https://medium.com/media/8d6264911c4c2f3886061fbb42b42f37/hrefCheck out the conclusion announcement for more info about the other participating teams and their projects!Nano Jam One ConcludesOne Nano Host Subdomain ServiceCommunity manager Json announced a new subdomain service this week. One Nano Host is aimed at helping the community to utilize the web for tools related to Nano and is currently open for registrations. This low-cost subdomain solution can help upstart services, node monitors, and projects surrounding Nano to get early attention and momentum.Be sure to check out the website and reserve your chosen subdomain if you’re interested. More info can be found in the official announcement.Changes to Nano Foundation Development Fund AccountFollowing a recent review of internal security policy, the Nano Foundation is making organizational changes in how Development Funds are stored. We plan to move the funds on November 16th, so attentive users will notice some significant movements, which are detailed on a recent blog post.Any links to third party products, services or sites are for informational purposes only and are not an endorsement of the same. Nano Foundation disclaims any and all liability for the acts, omissions and conduct of any such third parties, and for the operation, accuracy, legality and content of their products, services or site. Any questions regarding third-party material should be directed to that party.Weekly Update 11/15/19 was originally published in Nano on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.

Nano

19. 11. 15

Nano Node V20 Performance I...

Along with several other features introduced in V20 there have been many other performance improvements that focus on reducing bandwidth, optimizing the confirmation process, enhancing PoW priority and improving bootstrapping. When combined, these performance improvements result in a higher transaction throughput (eg increased TPS threshold). Let’s dig into some of these improvements in more detail!Vote CachingThe Nano protocol transmits blocks and votes through a gossip protocol where each node broadcasts messages to a handful of its peers. This is what enables blocks and confirmations to propagate across the network extremely fast and distributes the load between all nodes participating in the network. For example, on the main network with about 325 nodes, when a node sends a transaction it broadcasts that block to ~18 peer nodes which process it, validate the block and then rebroadcast it to 18 of their peers, and so on, until all nodes have the block. It takes about 2–3 hops from node to node for a message to reach all nodes, which is how blocks can be confirmed so quickly. The same process happens for votes from Principal Representatives (PR).One disadvantage with the gossip protocol processing both blocks and votes at the same time is they may not be transmitted to all nodes in order since the fanout selects a random sample of nodes from its peer list. This can result in votes from some PR’s sometimes arriving on a node just a few milliseconds before the block they refer to. V20 introduces a vote cache where if a node sees a vote for a block that it hasn’t seen yet, the vote is cached. Once a block arrives, the cache is checked and the votes are attached to the confirmation election for that block. This results in overall faster confirmations and reduced bandwidth, as the node does not need to request votes from PR nodes that would have otherwise been dropped if the block hadn’t been processed yet.In beta and main network test results, votes from the cache are used up to about 30% of the time, and can often result in a block being confirmed immediately when it arrives if the cached votes are enough to reach the confirmation quorum. This particularly helps mid to lower end nodes that process blocks slightly slower than higher end nodes.Batched Confirmation RequestsThe gossip protocol is fast and efficient and also has built in redundancy but, occasionally, network failures, a node going offline briefly or other unforeseen circumstances can happen that could cause a node to not see votes from enough PR’s for quorum to be reached quickly and the block confirmed. In prior versions, the node would send a request to PR nodes that it hadn’t seen a vote from to request confirmation with a vote for that block. V20 now batches these requests in order to reduce overhead and the number of messages. This is primarily seen during bootstrapping when millions of blocks are downloaded, processed and confirmation requests are sent to PR’s to confirm them, resulting in less bandwidth used and faster confirmation times.Below is a series of tests over time showing the progression of Beta testing results. Live votes through the gossip protocol are batched up to 12 votes in a vote message and vote requests from one node to a PR node are batched up to 7 votes in a message. You can see where the dark blue (single votes) are eventually eliminated in favor of more batching.Vote messages by representative are shown stacked by number of block hashes in the message. Dark blue at the bottom represents 1 vote per message and turquoise at the top shows the max of 12 votes per message. Light blue in the middle are the confirmation requests sent directly to a PR node to solicit a vote for specific blocks where quorum has not been reached yet.Confirmation OptimizationsWhile most blocks are confirmed quickly by the live gossip traffic, there is an active transaction process that sends confirmation requests to PR nodes when a vote has not been seen for a block. This process helps ensure that blocks are confirmed if a vote during live traffic is missed. V20 optimizes this process to request smaller batches more frequently, from every 36 seconds to 500 ms, resulting in improved consistency of maintaining fast confirmation times when a vote is missed in the live gossip process. This also helps the confirmation process during bootstrapping significantly as blocks are confirmed more quickly.PoW PrioritizationBelow is an example of live traffic on the beta network at 350 blocks per second where all blocks are confirmed quickly, this is the ideal scenario where priority is not needed and the network can handle the amount of network traffic.350 Blocks Per Second — below saturation pointHowever, during high load when the nodes become saturated processing blocks and votes, there are more messages being sent and received than nodes can process. This results in blocks being confirmed slower than normal. PoW priority, introduced in V19, is the mechanism by which a user can ensure faster confirmation of a block when the network is saturated. By spending more resources doing the PoW for a transaction it can be placed at the front of the queue to be processed by all nodes sooner than other blocks. They say a picture is worth a 1000 words so here are some examples of the improvements on the beta network.V19 (top) vs V20 (bottom) PoW Priority. Red dots represent the top 5% PoW in the sample. Blue are the lowest PoW and green/yellow in the middle. Note the scale difference with 2000 seconds max for the top graph and 500 seconds for the V20 graph. The block rate was also 220 in the first and 500 per second in the 2nd.In the charts above it’s clearly shown how much prioritization has improved in V20. Note that the blocks sent throughout the test are of random difficulty, and for that reason, more high PoW blocks (red dots) are confirmed in the middle of the test, leaving the lower PoW (green and blue) blocks for later.In the charts, there is a visible gap in the 0–2 second range that is normally filled with confirmations during lower load. This happens due to nodes getting out of sync with each other and they are not all voting on the same blocks. There is currently work underway to improve this further in V21 with the goal of maintaining fast confirmation times and further improving PoW prioritization.Bootstrap ImprovementsFinally, a common issue that people experience is bootstraps taking a long time to complete or never finishing. V20 brings several enhancements to the bootstrap process to significantly improve the time it takes to download and process the entire ledger. Along with the enhancements to the confirmation process described above, you can expect to be able to bootstrap from scratch faster than ever before.We would like to give a special thank you to Nano community member Srayman for the in-depth article breaking down the improvements in the latest Nano release. If you’re interested in writing an article for the Nano publication, please review the article guidelines and submission process here.Nano Node V20 Performance Improvements was originally published in Nano on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.

Nano

19. 11. 14

V20 Lydia is live

V20 Lydia has arrived on the main network! The latest Nano node release brings a fresh collection of new features and improvements. Following the beta-testing of over 20 different developer builds, this release was driven forward by the resourceful and committed community of Nano beta-testers.The updates span across various components, so please read through all the details captured in this as well as within our V20 Release Notes as you plan your upgrade. We have also introduced a new forum, which is a great place to ask questions about upgrades, other support questions, or anything related to Nano — so please use that resource as well.Key upgrade noticesAll upgrade details, including the below callouts, and more, can be found in the Upgrade Notices section of the V20 Release Notes. This article outlines some of the key considerations, however, we recommend reading all notices carefully when preparing for the upgrade.Node ReleasesOnly node V18.0 and up supportedWith V20, only nodes V18.0 and higher will be peered with on the network. This means any nodes running versions older than 18.0 will begin to lose peers and fall out of sync over time once upgrades to V20 begin.If you are running a node version older than V18.0, please update as soon as possible to avoid disruption.Automatic database upgradesThis version brings some new optimizations to the ledger which require automatic database upgrades to be performed. Due to the nature of upgrades, the following impacts will occur:Upgrade result in 5–15+ minutes of downtime for nodesAdditional disk space, up to 3x the current ledger size, may be required during the upgrade processFull details can be found in the Upgrade Notices documentation which should be carefully reviewed by all services upgrading to V20.New .toml config filesA new setup in V20 uses internal default config values, so config files are only needed for non-default settings. During the upgrade, new .toml format files will be created for the config.json and rpc_config.json files if they contain non-default values. More details on the new configuration setup can be found in the node Configuration Documentation.Networking changesImprovements were made to the default network setup. This version requires less setup from node operators, specifically around port forwarding. Although new setups will immediately benefit, any existing setups that have already setup port forwarding may be impacted by these changes. For those systems, we recommend validating your network setup allows proper peering with a test V20 node prior to upgrading — more details can be found in the Upgrade Notices docs.Proof-of-Work managementA couple changes to PoW management that services should be aware of:With OpenCL enabled, nodes will still use the local CPU for work generation by default. Setting `node.work_threads` to `0` will turn this off if required.Regenerating PoW for delayed transactions during high network load will now happen by default through the process RPC. If you wish to turn this off, setting `watch_work` to `false` is required.Other updates to reviewImprovements to the External Management and Block Confirmation and Tracking documentation should help clarify the recommended approaches to building integrations. Other feature callouts to prepare for and take advantage of are found in the V20 Release Notes.New and notableWith over 200 issues and pull requests as part of the release, there are plenty of improvements across the board. The most significant and noteworthy additions are summarized below and have been mentioned before in our original Look at Lydia and later V20 Update articles. To dig into the finer details, visit the V20 Release Notes in our docs.Migration to .toml config filesBetter legibility, support for comments, and no more having the node write to your config files are some of the benefits you’ll see when you update. Any non-default values captured in your existing .json files will be migrated and you can export a full list of configuration options for use with simple commands.Proof-of-Work regeneration outside development walletAny requests to the process RPC will have the new “watch_work” option turned on by default, allowing the node to regenerate Proof-of-Work for blocks even if they are outside of the node’s development wallet. This makes Dynamic PoW and prioritization function more consistently across the network.RocksDB experimental supportWith better disk IO usage, RocksDB is being introduced in this version with experimental support. It is not recommended for use in production, but those interested in testing out a more performant database for the ledger should check out how to install RocksDB and try it out on development and test systems. We also have a related discussion in our forum for those interested:RocksDB ledger backend testingActive elections and other optimizationsFor those who’ve been following activity on the beta network, you have likely seen charts plotting block confirmation times alongside other metrics. Thanks to our excellent beta testers putting effort into collecting and analyzing this data, we’ve found various optimizations with the active elections process, confirmation request attempts and bootstrapping behaviors. Significant changes have been implemented to help reduce resource usage on nodes in various areas and increase the available throughput on the network.Infrastructure for PoW transitionBack in September, we announced a new PoW algorithm design we had been working on which aimed to be memory hard. After open sourcing an implementation of the algorithm, an efficient low-memory solution was found and we subsequently removed the algorithm implementation from V20.As part of the original implementation work, we were able to setup infrastructure for moving PoW out of the node process in the future, and also added support for version 2 of epoch blocks, which will allow the network upgrade later when a new PoW algorithm is ready. These updates will be included in Lydia but not be utilized until a future version.Without a doubt, Lydia is helping make the Nano network more capable and more accessible than ever, so we hope you join us in upgrading all the nodes to V20. In addition to the above details we recommend reviewing the V20 Release Notes carefully if you are a node operator looking to upgrade.Node ReleasesFor the entire list of features and improvements you can take a tour through the complete changelog on our GitHub. Binary builds can be found in the Build Options documentation and within GitHub release assets.nanocurrency/nano-nodeOver the coming weeks we will be establishing the scope of our next planned release with V21. Once we have more details we will share the name, planned features and more as we continue improving Nano with the help of our awesome community. Thanks for helping us this far and enjoy the new node version!V20 Lydia is live was originally published in Nano on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.

Nano

19. 11. 12

Weekly Update 11/8/19

In this week’s update, we catch up on an unmissable seven days in Nano. The ecosystem continues to make significant strides forward, with the addition of Nano to the Kraken Digital Asset Exchange and the launch of a newly refreshed website. An exchange listing with ProBit Global and an insightful spotlight of crypto merchant AnchorX round off the news this week. Let’s get to it!The new nano.org is here!We are delighted to have this week presented the newly re-designed and completely refreshed nano.org.Introducing the New nano.orgThe new website takes its place alongside the improved documentation and newly released support and discussion forums. Some subtle tweaks to the branding to help ensure that Nano is as accessible and easy to understand as possible. Updated branding packs accompany the website, so if you are running a Nano service that uses Nano branding — be sure to check out the updated materials.The Nano Foundation would like to take this opportunity to thank the community members who have helped to provide valuable input and feedback into the process and assisted with translations of the site.Nano listed on KrakenThe addition of Nano to Kraken, the well known and popular US-based digital assert exchange, marks an important milestone in the maturation of the Nano ecosystem.body[data-twttr-rendered="true"] {background-color: transparent;}.twitter-tweet {margin: auto !important;}Kraken is listing Nano (NANO) starting November 6. Details here: https://t.co/Hy7cba8uQG — @krakenfxfunction notifyResize(height) {height = height ? height : document.documentElement.offsetHeight; var resized = false; if (window.donkey && donkey.resize) {donkey.resize(height);resized = true;}if (parent && parent._resizeIframe) {var obj = {iframe: window.frameElement, height: height}; parent._resizeIframe(obj); resized = true;}if (window.location && window.location.hash === "#amp=1" && window.parent && window.parent.postMessage) {window.parent.postMessage({sentinel: "amp", type: "embed-size", height: height}, "*");}if (window.webkit && window.webkit.messageHandlers && window.webkit.messageHandlers.resize) {window.webkit.messageHandlers.resize.postMessage(height); resized = true;}return resized;}twttr.events.bind('rendered', function (event) {notifyResize();}); twttr.events.bind('resize', function (event) {notifyResize();});if (parent && parent._resizeIframe) {var maxWidth = parseInt(window.frameElement.getAttribute("width")); if ( 500 < maxWidth) {window.frameElement.setAttribute("width", "500");}}Users of the service are now able to trade Nano with BTC, ETH, EUR, and USD. The availability of a direct USD pair, in particular, makes Nano more accessible than ever before, especially for users in North America.ProBit Global adds Nanobody[data-twttr-rendered="true"] {background-color: transparent;}.twitter-tweet {margin: auto !important;}NANO is now available at @ProBit_Exchange - NANO/KRW and NANO/USDT pairs added! https://t.co/rvYTpO0TpK — @nanofunction notifyResize(height) {height = height ? height : document.documentElement.offsetHeight; var resized = false; if (window.donkey && donkey.resize) {donkey.resize(height);resized = true;}if (parent && parent._resizeIframe) {var obj = {iframe: window.frameElement, height: height}; parent._resizeIframe(obj); resized = true;}if (window.location && window.location.hash === "#amp=1" && window.parent && window.parent.postMessage) {window.parent.postMessage({sentinel: "amp", type: "embed-size", height: height}, "*");}if (window.webkit && window.webkit.messageHandlers && window.webkit.messageHandlers.resize) {window.webkit.messageHandlers.resize.postMessage(height); resized = true;}return resized;}twttr.events.bind('rendered', function (event) {notifyResize();}); twttr.events.bind('resize', function (event) {notifyResize();});if (parent && parent._resizeIframe) {var maxWidth = parseInt(window.frameElement.getAttribute("width")); if ( 500 < maxWidth) {window.frameElement.setAttribute("width", "500");}}ProBit Global welcomed Nano to its platform this week, adding the Korean Won to the long list of direct fiat pairs now available. With a strong focus on engaging South American communities, ProBit becomes another particularly useful service to Nano users living in Brazil, Venezuela, Argentina, as well as the rest of the world.Binance Research Publish Research Reportbody[data-twttr-rendered="true"] {background-color: transparent;}.twitter-tweet {margin: auto !important;}NANO's block lattice technology enables instantaneous and fee-less transactions between accounts. Read @Binance Research 's in-depth research report on @nano below ⬇️ https://t.co/QtALH7nGbG — @BinanceResearchfunction notifyResize(height) {height = height ? height : document.documentElement.offsetHeight; var resized = false; if (window.donkey && donkey.resize) {donkey.resize(height);resized = true;}if (parent && parent._resizeIframe) {var obj = {iframe: window.frameElement, height: height}; parent._resizeIframe(obj); resized = true;}if (window.location && window.location.hash === "#amp=1" && window.parent && window.parent.postMessage) {window.parent.postMessage({sentinel: "amp", type: "embed-size", height: height}, "*");}if (window.webkit && window.webkit.messageHandlers && window.webkit.messageHandlers.resize) {window.webkit.messageHandlers.resize.postMessage(height); resized = true;}return resized;}twttr.events.bind('rendered', function (event) {notifyResize();}); twttr.events.bind('resize', function (event) {notifyResize();});if (parent && parent._resizeIframe) {var maxWidth = parseInt(window.frameElement.getAttribute("width")); if ( 500 < maxWidth) {window.frameElement.setAttribute("width", "500");}}After a productive collaborative process with the Nano Foundation, Tuesday saw Binance Research publish its comprehensive report on Nano. Covering everything from why Nano is so important, how it works and how it can help empower the world with access to digital money, the write-up provides readers with everything they need to know.Binance Research Report - Nano (NANO)We recommend this resource to anyone interested in learning more about Nano or for anyone discovering Nano for the first time.Community Spotlight: AnchorXThe new community-appointed Principal Representative and the long-running crypto-shopping platform was the subject of our Spotlight this week. CEO and Founder John Hicks spoke with us about the AnchorX journey so far and why Nano is a perfect fit when buying or selling with crypto.Community Spotlight: AnchorXJohn also spoke to the decision to begin participating in the Nano network with the recent launch of an AnchorX representative node.Being able to send transactions instantly without a fee outweighs the benefit of receiving mining rewards for the majority of people. With a strong Nano user base, the natural incentive model works by incentivizing the community (businesses included) to support the network. Nano has the ability to truly transform digital payments with the natural incentive model.An illuminating spotlight that highlights how the natural incentive model of Nano’s security mechanism is adopted and embraced by services. We expect to see more and more services running representatives as they start to see the benefit of having a fee-less and instant value transfer network at their disposal.Any links to third party products, services or sites are for informational purposes only and are not an endorsement of the same. Nano Foundation disclaims any and all liability for the acts, omissions and conduct of any such third parties, and for the operation, accuracy, legality and content of their products, services or site. Any questions regarding third-party material should be directed to that party.Weekly Update 11/8/19 was originally published in Nano on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.

Nano

19. 11. 08

Community Spotlight: AnchorX

Originally named Bitcoin Superstore, AnchorX has been active in the space since early 2018, and have worked towards bridging the gap between some of the most commonly used online retailers and the world’s favorite cryptocurrencies. Users of AnchorX can make Nano purchases of nearly anything available online. Hotel bookings, flights, items from Amazon.com, Walmart.com, Whole foods, and pay with their preferred digital money.This week we sat down with John Hicks, CEO and Founder at AnchorX, who shared with us the inspiration behind the vision and what makes Nano one of the most successful payment options on their platform.Can you describe the origin of AnchorX, what motivated you to build this platform and what are your hopes for the future for AnchorX?I’m an IT guy by trade and cryptocurrency is a passion of mine. I initially entered the space in mid-2017 as a hobby investor during the heat of the market.By late December, I had the idea of putting crypto and online shopping together on the largest scale possible. When I realized there weren’t any businesses filling this gap in the market and meeting the community’s need for such a service I decided to start Bitcoin Superstore. By the beginning of January 2018, Bitcoin Superstore was up and running, accepting payment in three cryptocurrencies.With the rebranding of AnchorX, we plan to continue to grow with the community. Our mission is to help our customers spend cryptocurrency, and we have plans to expand our business to make this possible on a larger scale.Nano was one of the first coins you integrated into AnchorX, in August 2018. What motivated you to accept Nano payments?Back in mid-2018, we put a lot of time into researching cryptocurrencies and carefully selecting the most viable currencies to accept. Nano stood out above the crowd with a large user base, no fees, instant transaction speeds, and a large array of innovative blockchain technologies, ultimately solving a lot of the transactional issues other cryptocurrencies have yet to address. In short, accepting Nano was a no-brainer.You have recently rebranded to AnchorX and many people will recognize your service by the name “Bitcoin Superstore”, what was the motivation for this change?The main reason for rebranding to AnchorX is to ensure our customers realize that we are no longer solely represented by Bitcoin. We have expanded to accept 13 different cryptocurrencies to include one of our consistent top performers — Nano. Another reason is that AnchorX better represents the future of our business in that an “Anchor” is to a ship as a foundation is to a building — AnchorX plans to continue supporting and being a building block in the foundation of the crypto community.Nano is secured using Open Representative Voting, a natural incentive-based consensus mechanism and recently announced the launch of your Nano Representative node and very quickly became a Principal representative.Do you think a natural incentive model has the ability to win out against mining and become more widely accepted in the crypto-space?Mining incentives are not the end-all, be-all. Everyone who uses Nano benefits from the natural incentives of the Nano blockchain. Being able to send transactions instantly without a fee outweighs the benefit of receiving mining rewards for the majority of people. With a strong Nano user base, the natural incentive model works by incentivizing the community (businesses included) to support the network. Nano has the ability to truly transform digital payments with the natural incentive model.body[data-twttr-rendered="true"] {background-color: transparent;}.twitter-tweet {margin: auto !important;}We are excited to announce our #NANO rep! Please support us &amp; help keep the $Nano network decentralized. https://t.co/bC4FR0QdC4 — @AnchorX_iofunction notifyResize(height) {height = height ? height : document.documentElement.offsetHeight; var resized = false; if (window.donkey && donkey.resize) {donkey.resize(height);resized = true;}if (parent && parent._resizeIframe) {var obj = {iframe: window.frameElement, height: height}; parent._resizeIframe(obj); resized = true;}if (window.location && window.location.hash === "#amp=1" && window.parent && window.parent.postMessage) {window.parent.postMessage({sentinel: "amp", type: "embed-size", height: height}, "*");}if (window.webkit && window.webkit.messageHandlers && window.webkit.messageHandlers.resize) {window.webkit.messageHandlers.resize.postMessage(height); resized = true;}return resized;}twttr.events.bind('rendered', function (event) {notifyResize();}); twttr.events.bind('resize', function (event) {notifyResize();});if (parent && parent._resizeIframe) {var maxWidth = parseInt(window.frameElement.getAttribute("width")); if ( 500 < maxWidth) {window.frameElement.setAttribute("width", "500");}}Shameless Plug! Please change your Nano representative to AnchorX if you have not changed your representative already. By supporting us, you, the user, are keeping the Nano network secure through decentralization.Your service offers users the ability to “Book flights and hotels, order groceries, and buy from nearly any online retailer worldwide” — how do you manage to accomplish such a comprehensive offering of retailers?It really amounts to our team being dedicated to enabling the potential for real-world use cases of cryptocurrency. We want to enable our customers to purchase the widest variety of goods and services — right now, this means booking flights and hotels, and ordering from nearly any online retailer worldwide.What do you think will be the catalyst to greater crypto-adoption moving forward, and do you think there should be an increased focus on any areas in particular?Cryptocurrency was the dream child of Satoshi Nakamoto who titled his paper “Bitcoin: A Peer-to-Peer Electronic Cash System”. The title is important. “A Peer-to-Peer Electronic Cash System” encompasses the true purpose of what cryptocurrency is all about. Cryptocurrency wasn’t founded as an investment opportunity, it was founded as a means to transact without an intermediary, a central authority. We believe the community needs to worry less about the day to day price of the currency and instead focus on new ways to spend, transact, and grow true adoption.We at the Nano Foundation would like to thank John and the rest of the team at AnchorX for not only creating such a useful service, but also for taking the time to answer these questions. We look forward to seeing the exciting growth of AnchorX in the coming years.Any links to third party products, services or sites are for informational purposes only and are not an endorsement of the same. Nano Foundation disclaims any and all liability for the acts, omissions and conduct of any such third parties, and for the operation, accuracy, legality and content of their products, services or site. Any questions regarding third-party material should be directed to that party.Community Spotlight: AnchorX was originally published in Nano on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.

Nano

19. 11. 03

Weekly Update 11/1/19

This week we introduced the new Nano Forum, added a new team member to the Nano Foundation ranks, and celebrated more amazing development and content creation from the Nano community. We also say farewell to the Nanode block explorer and give a shoutout to a wonderful new initiative that is intent on planting 20 million trees.New Nano Forum Now OpenDeveloped to complement our upcoming website refresh, this Tuesday marked the launch of our new Nano forum. The forum offers the Nano community a platform to collaborate, share, and contribute to a valuable community resource.Announcing the new Nano ForumDesigned to help spotlight the very best support answers and discussions, the forum will help new users find quick answers to their questions. Navigating Reddit, Discord, or Telegram to receive necessary support can be very frustrating — and the forum provides a level of convenience desired by many users.Siliqua — A Modular Nano WalletThis week Nano community member Matoking announced the completion of the first release of a modular wallet for Nano. Siliqua splits the wallet into three, providing the ability to utilize different PoW sources, UI, and network parameters as needed.Currently, the wallet is used through command line only. Still, plans are in place for a graphical user interface for the project as it progresses.This tool adds to the functionality and usability of Nano. It can be used as a great teaching tool for anyone tinkering with the protocol or development. If you are ready to explore, you can dive right into the Github here.Nano Foundation Adds to its RanksAKA ‘RockmSockJesus’This week we’re excited to welcome Graham Cull into the Nano Foundation. Graham has contributed a great deal to the Nano ecosystem, and his knowledge, manner, and experience, in addition to his background in software sales and business development, make him the perfect addition to our communications team.Graham will be responsible for assisting with a wide range of tasks, including developing our social media strategy, external communication, community management. Help us in welcoming Graham into the Nano Foundation!Community UpdatesNano in 60 Seconds Videohttps://medium.com/media/83b27c81f356678a3ea36840329b9ac9/hrefNano community member u/Qwahzi regularly delivers great Nano content and recently published another insightful video. A concise look at Nano, its features, and how it works, all in roughly a minute — Quite a feat! This video can be used as a quick primer for new users and helps to explain basic concepts within Nano easily.NanoCenter Monthly Update‘ArranHarty,’ a NanoCenter ambassador, has provided this month’s update from the Nano community collective. Keep up to date on all the currently running projects, proposals receiving funding, and additions to the team by checking out the update on Reddit.Team Trees and NanoThis week also saw an unexpected but welcome green movement known as #TeamTrees. This week popular YouTuber Mr. Beast announced a new initiative to plant 20 Million trees through a crowdfunded effort.‘Nanillionare’ a Nano community Twitter account donated 1000, then 5000 trees to this initiative within the first day as a way to not only spread the word about Nano’s green capabilities but to also support this inspiring initiative.Selfless acts like these truly make this community special. You can learn more about the project or donate through the TeamTrees.org website.Nanode has RetiredAs one of the first comprehensively developed block explorers, Nanode was instrumental in the early growth of the Nano ecosystem. As the go-to block explorer for users, exchanges, and services for much of 2018 — its role was undoubtedly crucial. A year or so since any significant updates, the owner, ‘rawrman,’ has decided to take it offline.Nanode now forwards to NanoCrawler.cc, the most feature-rich, well translated, and maintained explorer in the ecosystem. Users should not have any problem in continuing to track their blocks, hashes, and transactions.Following the closure, the Nanode Principal Representative is also offline and has stopped voting. Any users who have chosen to delegate their voting weight to the Nanode representative should redelegate to another voting representative to continue supporting the network.Nano users are encouraged to regularly check their representatives on sites like My Nano Ninja to keep up with the status of their representative and change to a more powerful or reliable representative if needed.Any links to third party products, services or sites are for informational purposes only and are not an endorsement of the same. Nano Foundation disclaims any and all liability for the acts, omissions and conduct of any such third parties, and for the operation, accuracy, legality and content of their products, services or site. Any questions regarding third-party material should be directed to that party.Weekly Update 11/1/19 was originally published in Nano on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.

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19. 11. 01

Announcing the new Nano Forum

Take me there right away!As part of the process of refreshing the Nano website, we took the time to assess the ecosystem and consult with the community to identify ways to improve accessibility to Nano. As a result, we’ve overhauled our documentation, opened our blog to community contributors, and created helpful resource packs.One of the standout issues identified for improvement was increasing access to high quality support and discussion for users of all levels. The new Nano forum will help address the transient nature of our most popular platforms, and provide users with a well maintained and easily accessed selection of the most commonly encountered support issues and informative discussion.Quick access to the best supportThe Nano forum is already a valuable resource. With the help of our fantastic community managers and moderators, the new platform has been pre-loaded with some of the most frequently asked support questions and answers.Users can be sure they will have the ability to contribute to meaningful discussionsNano Foundation developers will use the forum to host community discussions on various aspects of the protocol and UI/UX — see below some featured discussions. We are excited to harness the enthusiasm and insight of the community to improve and refine all aspects of Nano and our ecosystem.Unit Names: https://forum.nano.org/t/discussion-regarding-unit-names/108RPC 2.0 Refactor: https://forum.nano.org/t/rpc-2-0-refactor/110Node telemetry: https://forum.nano.org/t/node-telemetry-metrics/112Registration is now open, so come and join us in creating an incredible new resource for the Nano ecosystem, see you there!Announcing the new Nano Forum was originally published in Nano on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.

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19. 10. 29

Weekly Update 10/25/19

Beta testing ramps up towards the full Lydia release, Nano Foundation funds Natrium wallet security audit and a core team appearance on the BlockChain Central Podcast. Plus updates on Brainblocks new in-wallet swaps and Changelly and ChangeNOW listing updates!Natrium announces successful security audit and new updateAnnounced this week by the Natrium team was the completion of a comprehensive security audit conducted by security experts Red4Sec. Funded by the Nano Foundation to provide targeted support to the Natrium team the results of the audit identified some suggestions to help provide users with even more security options.Natrium Passes Security AuditThis came hand in hand with the newest Natrium update which introduces a host of new features to the already highly-acclaimed mobile wallet. Live support in-app, QR scanning shortcut, and the ability to hide balances are among the latest additions to the wallet.Natrium v2.1 — Security Audit & MoreThe newest Natrium update hit the Play Store and AppStore this week — be sure to upgrade to access these new features.BrainBlocks wallet introduces crypto swapsTrading has arrived in BrainBlocks WalletSince launching their new web wallet in August, the BrainBlocks team has been working on improving the platform by adding new features.body[data-twttr-rendered="true"] {background-color: transparent;}.twitter-tweet {margin: auto !important;}Our team is proud to announce that our new wallet has left Beta and is now ready for prime time! Thank you to everyone who provided us feedback during Beta. We are excited about the future of our platform and we hope that you will join us https://t.co/erzrBdIxtX! — @BrainBlocksPayfunction notifyResize(height) {height = height ? height : document.documentElement.offsetHeight; var resized = false; if (window.donkey && donkey.resize) {donkey.resize(height);resized = true;}if (parent && parent._resizeIframe) {var obj = {iframe: window.frameElement, height: height}; parent._resizeIframe(obj); resized = true;}if (window.location && window.location.hash === "#amp=1" && window.parent && window.parent.postMessage) {window.parent.postMessage({sentinel: "amp", type: "embed-size", height: height}, "*");}if (window.webkit && window.webkit.messageHandlers && window.webkit.messageHandlers.resize) {window.webkit.messageHandlers.resize.postMessage(height); resized = true;}return resized;}twttr.events.bind('rendered', function (event) {notifyResize();}); twttr.events.bind('resize', function (event) {notifyResize();});if (parent && parent._resizeIframe) {var maxWidth = parseInt(window.frameElement.getAttribute("width")); if ( 500 < maxWidth) {window.frameElement.setAttribute("width", "500");}}The team, in partnership with ChangeNOW, has announced the addition to in-wallet swaps to the platform. This enables users of the BrainBlocks wallet to exchange Nano with a range of other cryptocurrencies, from the comfort of their web wallet.ChangeNow brings new functionality to the Nano ecosystembody[data-twttr-rendered="true"] {background-color: transparent;}.twitter-tweet {margin: auto !important;}New Partnership Incoming! @ChangeNOW_io is excited to provide fast and seamless $NANO exchanges for @BrainBlocksPay - a secure feeless instant payment processor! With that said, two-way #NANO swaps are also available - check it out! 🔝 — @ChangeNOW_iofunction notifyResize(height) {height = height ? height : document.documentElement.offsetHeight; var resized = false; if (window.donkey && donkey.resize) {donkey.resize(height);resized = true;}if (parent && parent._resizeIframe) {var obj = {iframe: window.frameElement, height: height}; parent._resizeIframe(obj); resized = true;}if (window.location && window.location.hash === "#amp=1" && window.parent && window.parent.postMessage) {window.parent.postMessage({sentinel: "amp", type: "embed-size", height: height}, "*");}if (window.webkit && window.webkit.messageHandlers && window.webkit.messageHandlers.resize) {window.webkit.messageHandlers.resize.postMessage(height); resized = true;}return resized;}twttr.events.bind('rendered', function (event) {notifyResize();}); twttr.events.bind('resize', function (event) {notifyResize();});if (parent && parent._resizeIframe) {var maxWidth = parseInt(window.frameElement.getAttribute("width")); if ( 500 < maxWidth) {window.frameElement.setAttribute("width", "500");}}This also marks the introduction of fixed-rate Nano swaps on the ChangeNOW platform. When used in conjunction with their developer API, it opens up a range of interesting opportunities for developers and services in the Nano ecosystem.body[data-twttr-rendered="true"] {background-color: transparent;}.twitter-tweet {margin: auto !important;}Awesome @nano news just keep coming today! 🔝 Starting now, $NANO is available for both Classic and Fixed Rate swaps on @ChangeNOW_io - account-free, worry-free, faster than light. ☄ Excited to support a great coin with an amazing community! Swap #NANO: https://t.co/cguxXzly4u — @ChangeNOW_iofunction notifyResize(height) {height = height ? height : document.documentElement.offsetHeight; var resized = false; if (window.donkey && donkey.resize) {donkey.resize(height);resized = true;}if (parent && parent._resizeIframe) {var obj = {iframe: window.frameElement, height: height}; parent._resizeIframe(obj); resized = true;}if (window.location && window.location.hash === "#amp=1" && window.parent && window.parent.postMessage) {window.parent.postMessage({sentinel: "amp", type: "embed-size", height: height}, "*");}if (window.webkit && window.webkit.messageHandlers && window.webkit.messageHandlers.resize) {window.webkit.messageHandlers.resize.postMessage(height); resized = true;}return resized;}twttr.events.bind('rendered', function (event) {notifyResize();}); twttr.events.bind('resize', function (event) {notifyResize();});if (parent && parent._resizeIframe) {var maxWidth = parseInt(window.frameElement.getAttribute("width")); if ( 500 < maxWidth) {window.frameElement.setAttribute("width", "500");}}You can find detailed information about their developer API and make simple swaps right from their website.Our first Lydia Release Candidate is Live on the Beta NetworkFollowing on from a series of well tested and informative developer node builds, the Nano Foundation core protocol team were pleased to push the Lydia Release Candidate build. All community beta testers are invited to hop into Discord and begin testing the build before release.V20 Lydia - Release Candidate 1The newest node release will lay the foundations for the introduction of an improved Proof of Work algorithm, bring a host of optimizations designed to reduce resource usage, and offer experimental support for RocksDB. To find out more about the direction of the Lydia release and the incoming improvements, then check out our updated feature analysis:Nano PoW & V20 UpdateCommunity Blog — How to Run a Node in RAMWith the first submission since opening up the Nano Medium publication to community submissions, Community Manager JSON provided this comprehensive guide on running a Nano node in RAM.How to run a Nano node in RAMBy running your node in RAM, it is possible to increase performance levels considerably. It can even help your Solid State Hard drives last longer. Thank you, JSON, for such a well put together contribution!If you are interested in submitting a blog for publication, then please consider the basic guidelines and reach out to us — We are excited to share high-quality community-created content with wider Nano community:The Nano Publication Now Accepting Community SubmissionsNano Foundation team appearance on BlockChain Central podcastbody[data-twttr-rendered="true"] {background-color: transparent;}.twitter-tweet {margin: auto !important;}It's finally here! Watch our exclusive interview with @ColinLeMahieu and @Blocklettuce from @nano to discuss Green Tech, Privacy, B2B, and more. Liked it? Don't forget to subscribe. 😉 #NANO #Cryptocurrency https://t.co/AZzhlRLqVr — @BlockchainYTfunction notifyResize(height) {height = height ? height : document.documentElement.offsetHeight; var resized = false; if (window.donkey && donkey.resize) {donkey.resize(height);resized = true;}if (parent && parent._resizeIframe) {var obj = {iframe: window.frameElement, height: height}; parent._resizeIframe(obj); resized = true;}if (window.location && window.location.hash === "#amp=1" && window.parent && window.parent.postMessage) {window.parent.postMessage({sentinel: "amp", type: "embed-size", height: height}, "*");}if (window.webkit && window.webkit.messageHandlers && window.webkit.messageHandlers.resize) {window.webkit.messageHandlers.resize.postMessage(height); resized = true;}return resized;}twttr.events.bind('rendered', function (event) {notifyResize();}); twttr.events.bind('resize', function (event) {notifyResize();});if (parent && parent._resizeIframe) {var maxWidth = parseInt(window.frameElement.getAttribute("width")); if ( 500 < maxWidth) {window.frameElement.setAttribute("width", "500");}}In case you missed it, last weekend Blockchain Central published a comprehensive long-form interview with Nano Founder Colin LeMahieu and Communications Manager Andy Johnson. We talked about how Nano works, why we think it is the best solution to digital money and how we intend to navigate the early innovative phase of the crypto.Any links to third party products, services or sites are for informational purposes only and are not an endorsement of the same. Nano Foundation disclaims any and all liability for the acts, omissions and conduct of any such third parties, and for the operation, accuracy, legality and content of their products, services or site. Any questions regarding third-party material should be directed to that party.Weekly Update 10/25/19 was originally published in Nano on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.

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19. 10. 25

V20 Lydia — Release Candida...

V20 Lydia — Release Candidate 1Available today on the beta networkOver the past few months Lydia has been making plenty of appearances on the beta network in the form of development builds — a total of 19 of them to be exact! Our supportive community members have been testing, analyzing and suggesting improvements all through this process and thanks to them we are proud to announce that the 20th build of V20 released on the beta network will be a true Release Candidate.Stable for services testingIn previous release cycles we have pushed out “Release Candidate” builds which were not feature complete, but with Lydia we performed early testing through development builds so V20 RC1 is more stable and ready for integration testing by services.We encourage all services to join us on the beta network to try out V20 early. For details on the key features to test out on beta and for planning migration activities, head over to the Migration and Beta Testing section for V20 in our docs.Getting various node configurations and setups trying out these features will be a big help in identifying any potential issues before the final release.Bringing the featuresBeyond the items covered in the migration details linked above, this build also has the following updates worth noting:Experimental support for RocksDB, a new database backendInfrastructure for supporting a transition to a new PoW algorithm in a future releaseImprovements in handling transactions on both the live and bootstrap networks to reduce resource usageMore details on these updates can be found in the following articles:V20 — A Look at LydiaNano PoW & V20 UpdateEveryone help us testThis release is getting us closer to the final launch of V20 and the more help we get in testing it, regardless of whether you’re running a service or not, the sooner we can get the improvements out to the main network for everyone to take advantage of.We want to give a HUGE thank you to those who have tested all 19 of the development builds to date — so many improvements and insights have come from those activities and we are hoping it makes this Release Candidate testing process go smoothly.If you wish to participate in testing on the beta network, please visit https://docs.nano.org/running-a-node/beta-network/ for all the details including setup instructions, build options and test cases. We also want to encourage you to join the #beta-net channel on Discord where most of the activity around testing is coordinated. You even get a “Beta Testers” role if you participate there!For those who have helped beta test in previous versions, but not in V20, please note that the beta network was reset back in August with a new genesis account. This means that older beta keys will no longer have a balance and to join you’ll need to remove your existing ledger, upgrade your node and get some beta Nano from the beta faucet or another member on Discord.And once again we want to thank everyone who has followed along with Lydia to get us this far, and give a shout out to those who will be jumping in to help with our Release Candidates!ChangelogRelease V20.0RC1 (2019–10–24)Full ChangelogMajor Changes:RPC publish optional work_watch flag to add to work_watcher [#2168]Adds RocksDB support [#2197]TOML config file support and migration [#2221]Support epoch 2 [#2310]Add ability to start pow server as child process [#2331]V20 Lydia — Release Candidate 1 was originally published in Nano on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.

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19. 10. 25

Natrium EPasses Security Audit

Natrium Wallet Passes Security AuditAt the Nano Foundation, we are always looking for opportunities to strengthen and support our shared ecosystem. By working to make Nano as accessible as possible, through the provision of well-maintained documentation and by supporting developers and services closely, we help to create a fertile environment for new and existing services. Occasionally we identify services that play a particularly important role in the ecosystem and further explore potential methods of support.Since its release in August 2018, Natrium has been one of the most popular and acclaimed wallets available to Nano users. Creators Brandon and Yekta have worked hard to ensure the mobile app, available on both iOS and Android, has set the gold standard for mobile Nano wallets.Natrium boasts some of the most intuitive, practical, and intelligent features of all wallets in the crypto space. With a clear understanding of the utility of Nano, the developers recognize the importance of making the user experience as smooth as possible. They have designed the wallet for simple daily spending.The attention to detail and regular addition of quality of service features like changeable skins, NFC, notifications, and an in-app representative list make Natrium the preferred mobile wallet of many Nano users.Over time the Nano community has made it clear that Natrium is an important and popular project to the ecosystem. We share that sentiment and wish to see it continue to grow and offer a fantastic service to our community. After considering how we could best support their project, and after discussing with their team, we concluded that an independent security audit would be the optimal way to assist the ongoing improvement of Natrium.In July, a comprehensive code review and security audit was successfully conducted by Red4Sec for the wallet and server code repositories, with no critical vulnerabilities found. The Natrium team has implemented the recommended updates and features to increase the security and reliability of the wallet for their users.Natrium v2.1 - Security Audit & MoreWe are always open to discovering opportunities to strengthen the Nano ecosystem, and if you have a project you would like to discuss with us then reach out at info@nano.orgAny links to third-party products, services, or sites are for informational purposes only and are not an endorsement of the same. Nano Foundation disclaims any and all liability for the acts, omissions, and conduct of any such third parties, and for the operation, accuracy, legality, and content of their products, services or site. Any questions regarding third-party material should be directed to that party.Natrium EPasses Security Audit was originally published in Nano on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.

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19. 10. 23

How to run a Nano node in RAM

A Nano node typically requires quite many disk operations. It’s recommended to use an SSD drive over a spinning disk to get enough performance, especially during bootstrapping (syncing) of the ledger but also during high transaction load. There is a simple way to gain even higher performance and that is running the whole Nano ledger from a RAMdisk (disk storage hosted in volatile memory). That will not only drastically improve read/write speed but also slightly prolong the life-span of your SSD due to how the NAND Flash technology works. A typical drive can handle 150 TB written which is equal to 80GB/day for 5 years or around 1MB/s continuous write speed. However, no need to fear that the node will kill your disk because the node does most of the continuous work in RAM already and a lot more reading than writing.This guide was tested on Ubuntu 19 but should be very similar on most Linux based systems. The current ledger size is 7GB on the beta network and 20GB on the main network. Thus, to fit the ledger (with some margin) and still get enough RAM left for the node you need around 16GB installed RAM for beta and 32GB for main. Or if you just want to use this guide to run other smaller applications, please continue.Setting up a ramdiskMounting a ramdisk in Linux is very easy and only require two lines of code. The more complicated part comes where you save the ramdisk to disk upon system shutdown and then reload the ramdisk on boot. That is optional but recommended for usability.1.Create a mount point for the ramdisksudo mkdir /mnt/ramdisk2. Mount the ramdisk. 16G means the max size will be 16GB. It will not use more RAM than the data you put on it so you can make it big but make sure to have some margin to the Nano ledger. Please check that first.sudo mount -t tmpfs -o rw,size=16G tmpfs /mnt/ramdisk3. Check that the mount was successful and has the expected sizedf -h4. You can now try to put some data on it by locating /mnt/ramdisk. If you change your mind you can unmount it (and lose all data) with the following:sudo umount /mnt/ramdiskAutomate the ramdisk5a. First, make the ramdisk mount on boot. But be careful editing this file, do exactly as written here and don’t remove any existing text. Note that “nano” is an editing program and has nothing to do with Nano.sudo nano /etc/fstab5b. Paste the following line at the bottom (use any size you want, here we use 16G which is 16GB). Close the editor with ctrl+x and accept saving:tmpfs /mnt/ramdisk tmpfs rw,size=16G 0 0Editing of fstabOptional: Reboot the computer and check that the ramdisk is mounted on /mnt/ramdisk6a. Data in RAM is killed when shutting down a computer (at least with today’s volatile memory technology). Therefore, we will also allow the system to save the ramdisk to a local drive and reload the data on the next boot. For that, we need someplace to store it. Make sure you have enough disk space. In this guide, we use a home directory. You can for example use /mnt/ramdisk_backup instead if there is disk space available on the root partition. You will need the double amount of free disk space as the size of the largest file (Nano ledger) because of the way rsync copy works.mkdir ~/ramdisk_backup6b. Then a service is set up to do the saving on shutdown. Open a new file:sudo nano /lib/systemd/system/ramdisk-sync.serviceThen paste this (change “user” in both places to your current account username). Technically the loading could be done here as well by using “ExecStart” but I struggled to get the right permissions for the files because I’m not using root. It will be done in another step instead:[Unit]Before=unmount.target[Service]Type=oneshotUser=userExecStop=/usr/bin/rsync -a /mnt/ramdisk/ /home/user/ramdisk_backup/RemainAfterExit=yesTimeoutSec=3600[Install]WantedBy=multi-user.target6c. Enable, start and check the status of the service:sudo systemctl enable ramdisk-sync.servicesudo systemctl start ramdisk-sync.servicesudo systemctl status ramdisk-syncStatus of ramdisk service if working normally6d. Verification of rsync. By stopping the service, any data in /mnt/ramdisk will now be copied to the backup folder (which can take a few minutes). Then check the status again and make sure there is no warning. Finally, start the service.sudo systemctl stop ramdisk-sync.servicesudo systemctl status ramdisk-syncStopping the service was successfulsudo systemctl start ramdisk-sync.service7a. You probably also want the ramdisk to reset its content on reboot. We do this with a cronjob but first, we create a script to make things easier to test:sudo nano /usr/local/bin/ramdisk_restorePaste this (don’t forget to change username):#!/bin/bash/usr/bin/rsync -r /home/user/ramdisk_backup/ /mnt/ramdisk/7b. Set execution rights and enable cronjob. If crontab asks for an editor, choose nano 😉sudo chmod +x /usr/local/bin/ramdisk_restorecrontab -ePaste this at the bottom. It will run the script on computer boot:@reboot /usr/local/bin/ramdisk_restoreEditing crontab8. It’s a good time to place some test files on the ramdisk, make a reboot and check if they are still there. Also check if data is in the backup dir. If you store large files in the ramdisk the shutdown will take longer due to the saving. For the Nano ledger, maybe up to a minute depending on disk speed. If everything is working you can continue to the next step to learn how to run the Nano node on the new disk.Optimize the Nano Node9. Copy the node data, usually from /home/user/Nano or for the beta network it is /home/user/NanoBeta. ~ is a substitute for your home dir.cp -a ~/Nano/. /mnt/ramdisk/Nano10. Create another script that will launch the node. I will only cover running the node as “daemon” in this guide and not via docker. I’m sure it’s possible but may be harder to control the boot sequence since the data needs to be copied to the ramdisk before the node is started.sudo nano /usr/local/bin/nanonode_startPaste the text below and make changes for your own path accordingly. We point the data_path to the new ramdisk location.#!/bin/bash/home/user/nano-node/nano_node --daemon --data_path=”/mnt/ramdisk/Nano”If using docker it would look something like this (keep in mind, without the normal restart flag it will not restart if crashed). This is untested:#!/bin/bashdocker run -d \ -p 7075:7075 \ -p [::1]:7076:7076 \ -v /mnt/ramdisk:root \ --name nanov20 \ nanocurrency/nano:V20.011a. Kill your nano node if running. Change permission and try the script.sudo chmod +x /usr/local/bin/nanonode_start/usr/local/bin/nanonode_start11b. Check that data.ldb is being updated on the new ramdisk (for example with “ls -l” command. If everything is working you could also allow the crontab to handle the nano launch. Here we place the script call after the data copy to ensure the data is there before starting (one line). By using && we ensure that if the copy fails, the node will not be started.I also suggest running the backup one time per day because if the computer is suddenly killed (power outage) you will have to bootstrap the ledger from when you last restarted the computer (which could be a very long time). That’s the second line 0 0 * * * (don’t forget changing the username).Be aware that the small saving in disk life you get for running in RAM probably becomes negative if saving the files to disk every day. You can increase this to maybe one time every Sunday by using 0 0 * * 0.@reboot /usr/local/bin/ramdisk_restore && /usr/local/bin/nanonode_start0 0 * * * /usr/bin/rsync -a /mnt/ramdisk/ /home/user/ramdisk_backup/Editing of crontab12. Try to make another reboot. The real data should now be saved, restored on reboot and the node should start. Enjoy the speed, especially if you didn’t have an SSD!PrecautionsThe ledger data will grow over time. That means you will have to keep an eye on the size of the ramdisk and increase when needed or install more RAM. This may change in the future when ledger pruning is in place and you only need to store the latest data.BenchmarkingComparison of read/write speeds on different drives using Crystaldiskmark in Windows. Random speed using 4KiB Q1T1.HDD (7k rpm Sata):Read: 229 MB/sWrite: 223 MB/sRead random: 0.8 MB/sWrite random: 2.6 MB/sSSD (850 Evo 1TB Sata):Read: 556 MB/sWrite: 523 MB/sRead random: 31 MB/sWrite random: 93 MB/sSSD (970 Evo 1TB NVMe):Read: 3504 MB/sWrite: 3311 MB/sRead random: 50 MB/sWrite random: 159 MB/sRAMdisk (DDR4 2600MHz):Read: 6594 MB/sWrite: 10636 MB/sRead random: 382 MB/sWrite random: 323 MB/sNano Foundation does not endorse or approve products and/or services used or developed by third parties. Any links to third party software or sites are for informational purposes only. Nano Foundation bears no responsibility for the operability, accuracy, legality or content of third party products and/or services. Any questions regarding third-party material should be directed to that party.How to run a Nano node in RAM was originally published in Nano on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.

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19. 10. 19

Weekly Update 10/18/19

This week we’re excited to celebrate Nano’s integration into the Exodus wallet and the release of the Nano plugin for Unreal Engine 4, as well as shining light on James Levelle’s Race For Future, an update for The Nano Center’s Google Ads project, and the Nano founder’s guest appearance on a popular cryptocurrency podcast.Nano Added to Exodus WalletExodus Wallet, one of the most well-established multi-currency wallets, added Nano this week to its desktop and mobile wallet applications. The addition to Exodus is yet another significant integration of Nano into the wider crypto space. As well as strengthening the already well-provisioned wallet ecosystem, it brings exposure and usability for Nano users who wish to store Nano with their other digital money holdings.body[data-twttr-rendered="true"] {background-color: transparent;}.twitter-tweet {margin: auto !important;}Enjoy fast and fee-less transactions with $NANO. Available to send, receive and exchange on Exodus Desktop and Mobile. https://t.co/XQPimlY59o 👆👆👆👆👆 — @exodus_iofunction notifyResize(height) {height = height ? height : document.documentElement.offsetHeight; var resized = false; if (window.donkey && donkey.resize) {donkey.resize(height);resized = true;}if (parent && parent._resizeIframe) {var obj = {iframe: window.frameElement, height: height}; parent._resizeIframe(obj); resized = true;}if (window.location && window.location.hash === "#amp=1" && window.parent && window.parent.postMessage) {window.parent.postMessage({sentinel: "amp", type: "embed-size", height: height}, "*");}if (window.webkit && window.webkit.messageHandlers && window.webkit.messageHandlers.resize) {window.webkit.messageHandlers.resize.postMessage(height); resized = true;}return resized;}twttr.events.bind('rendered', function (event) {notifyResize();}); twttr.events.bind('resize', function (event) {notifyResize();});if (parent && parent._resizeIframe) {var maxWidth = parseInt(window.frameElement.getAttribute("width")); if ( 500 < maxWidth) {window.frameElement.setAttribute("width", "500");}}If you wish to try Exodus Wallet for yourself, it’s available for both desktop and mobile, and you can visit their website for more information.Unreal Response to the New Nano PluginUnreal Engine 4 games get crypto transactions with Nano plug-inThe anticipated Nano plugin for Unreal Engine 4 has been released this week, to a rapturous response from the crypto-community. The plugin allows developers to integrate Nano transactions into their Unreal Engine games with ease.https://medium.com/media/60a820616959c40c0e787cefd27d6980/hrefDevelopers using Unreal Engine can now utilize Nano and allow gamers to earn through completing game quests, spend in-game, use faucets, and anything else cunning developers can conjure up.We are excited to see how game developers experiment with leveraging fee-less and instant cryptocurrency transactions in their projects. Read the full announcement for more informationNano Center Google Ads Project CompletedAnother project from The Nano Center completed this week, the second installment of the Google Ads campaign. The campaign found great success within southern Asia and had nearly 20,000 impressions from one country alone.Combined with the recent listing on Nano on DragonEX, this has led many to research and try Nano for the first time. Through the campaign, many tried a Nano faucet and were able to withdraw to one of a few easy to use wallets.Read more regarding the reach of the campaign here.James Levelle and the Race for FutureThis week we put the spotlight on adventure-filmmaker James Levelle, who is currently racing across the Atlantic fossil-free, to the UN Climate Conference in Chile. James is chronicling his trip and meeting with young people along the way to record their hopes and fears about climate change.Community Spotlight — James LevelleJames chose to team up with Nano for its efficient and sustainable nature, as most currencies, including digital currencies, only exacerbate the climate change crisis. Most people are unaware that they can make a sustainable choice in how they choose to transact, and James is helping people to understand that Nano is a green choice when it comes to money.https://medium.com/media/7d906e3d8f052f29151e5c3691b49d99/hrefHashing it Out with Colin LeMahieuhttps://medium.com/media/53435e585e25ca171597e59b1f13af78/hrefNano Founder Colin LeMahieu sat down this week with the Hashing It Out podcast for a discussion on Nano’s innovative features within the currency’s protocol. Hashing It Out regularly hosts guests from within the digital money industry and cryptography to speak on the latest news and breakthroughs. The insightful conversation covered the technical basics of Nano, discussions around the design choices Nano has made, and concluded with a look forward to future updates to the protocol.Explore Colin’s interview and others from the podcast through their website here.Nano Foundation does not endorse or approve products and/or services used or developed by third parties. Any links to third party software or sites are for informational purposes only. Nano Foundation bears no responsibility for the operability, accuracy, legality or content of third party products and/or services. Any questions regarding third-party material should be directed to that party.Weekly Update 10/18/19 was originally published in Nano on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.

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19. 10. 18

Community Spotlight — James...

Community Spotlight: James Levelle — Race for FutureJames Levelle is an award-winning filmmaker and adventurer, currently racing 7000 miles, fossil fuel-free, from the UK to Santiago de Chile. On a mission to meet inspirational young people who are standing up to the climate crisis, James intends to provide a platform for their voices.The journey will conclude with the delivery of their climate crisis video messages at the UN Climate Conference in December. The Nano Foundation is proud to be supporting James on his journey.https://medium.com/media/caaebbde4513a29d8e4fca669bb8cfba/hrefCan you tell us a little about yourself and how you came to be embarking on such a journey?I’m a documentary filmmaker with an indomitable passion for stories that inspire a better understanding of the natural world and our vital connection to it. Over the years, I’ve had the privilege to work with some amazing people, whether filmmaking for wildlife and environmental NGOs or on my various TV adventures celebrating the best in humanity.After a summer spent filming inside the eye of hurricanes, I understand how deadly climate chaos can be. I’m massively concerned about this ecological emergency we find ourselves in. It’s overwhelming and terrifying, but the thing that has inspired me most in this crisis is the way the youth are stepping up and trying to make their voices heard.I think this 7000-mile fossil-fuel-free journey is the best way I can contribute my adventure filmmaking skills to empower the global youth. I want to amplify their voice, unite them all on this dynamic journey, and project the power of that unity to politicians and the world at the climate conference.Why focus so much of your energy on reaching out to the younger generation?Simple… it’s their future. Arguably, the climate crisis is the greatest challenge humanity has ever faced. The younger generation has the most at stake, but without the ability to vote, their voices are rarely heard.I want to meet as many young people as possible on this epic journey, document their hopes, fears, and demands, and deliver their voices in the form of a powerful and emotive short film to politicians and the world at the UN Climate Conference in Chile this December.The big question for me is, can young people be the key to changing adult hearts and minds and end the indecision that threatens their future?Which fossil fuel dependencies do you think we will find the hardest move away from?I think we will find it hard to move away from our dependence on energy generation from fossil fuels. The demand for energy is always increasing, and if we’re hoping to make the switch electric, we’re going to need more electricity than ever. The big question is whether we can generate it all through renewable energy.This trip is a fantastic opportunity for me to explore fossil-fuel-free transport options but also find out what the possibilities are for a more environmentally friendly future.The human race is at a critical crossroads, and I really hope that this mission can show people positive ways forward. There are many things that we can all do to contribute, often we just need to find what works for us. That is why we have partnered with like-minded organizations, such as the Nano Foundation. We have an opportunity to present the world ways in which they can make a difference, and in the case of Nano, giving access to an empowering a sustainable financial system.And how can young people get involved and contribute to the message?Along the way, I’m gathering hundreds of climate crisis messages from the young people I meet, but I want young people all over the world to have their voices heard. The cool thing is that they can do exactly that by sending me their messages via ‘The Message’ page on the expedition website.You have already covered thousands of miles on your journey so far, can you share some of the highs and lows of the trip so far?The trip has been non-stop and completely action-packed. If I had to pick some highlights, the first day of the adventure setting sail at dawn from the south coast of England was truly epic.Paris amazed me when I met an urban shepherd moving his flock of sheep through the city as children from the tower blocks above delighted in petting these fluffy four-legged friends.In Madrid, I met two young women, Maria and Andrea both passionate about fashion and on a trip to India. They were so inspired by the fabrics they found that on returning to Spain, they decided to start their own business. The trouble was that they learned how damaging fast fashion is, and so much of the textile industry is to the environment. Maria told me manufacturing one T-shirt can waste as much as 1200 liters of water, not to mention all the toxic chemicals used to process the materials.They didn’t want to give up on their creative dream, but they didn’t want to contribute to the climate and environmental crisis. The solution, source off-cut fabrics destined for the rubbish dump and up-cycle them into gorgeous bags. So they eliminate waste, create top quality bags, and sell them for an affordable price that makes them a super stylish ethical alternative to fast fashion.They also allowed me to design a bag… that may have been a mistake. We’ll see the end result in a few weeks time!As for low points, there haven’t been many. But getting lost in a forest in the Pyrenees as the sun went down with no map wasn’t ideal. Especially as I had accidentally ended up on the bike busting bouldered pilgrim path of the Camino de Santiago. I had to carry my bike and bags up the mountain until I found a forest road out of the woods. Wild camping that night on top of the mountain, however, was a highlight. Silver linings… eh?Climate change is a real and ever-growing concern, especially as we continue to learn about the ways humans are disrupting the natural balance. Throughout your journey so far, have you been surprised to learn of any unusual effects of climate change?An urban beekeeper in Paris blew my mind when he explained that his beekeeping colleagues in the countryside lose 30–40% of all their bees every year to the climate chaos, disease, and pesticides. Fossil fuels are a significant factor in climate change, and pesticides are manufactured from fossil fuels. So it’s a devastating double whammy.Volkan, the beekeeper, explained that if we lose the bees, our crops can’t be pollinated. Vegetables and fruit cannot grow, and we’ll all be out of food in about four years. I’d say that particular fossil fuel dependency is pretty disastrous.Have you encountered any other examples of compelling technological innovations that will help us reduce the impact we have on the planet?I met an impressive young climate activist, Alejandro, in Madrid, who then invited me to a youth training camp in the mountains 120km away. I had no time to cycle there and back, and there were no electric trains… I needed an electric car, but the rental companies had none available.I finally found one in the form of a little Renault ZOE which whizzed me out of the city quickly, easily and fossil fuel free. Driving an electric car for the first time was fascinating. Traveling silently and at speed without emitting any fumes was super satisfying. But I soon discovered the flip side, on my return journey to Madrid I couldn’t find a charging point and ground to a halt on a hill halfway home.https://medium.com/media/849013f23ce583544e5d5cd492e4a79b/hrefTo be fair to little ZOE isn’t really designed for extended trips out of town and I really pushed her beyond her limit… but that’s what adventure’s all about. If I could have paid for the car with Nano that would have been the icing on the cake!After meeting with George Coxon in London and learning more about Nano, has it changed your understanding of what digital money can do to help empower people around the world?Meeting George in London and learning about Nano was incredibly enlightening. For starters, I had no idea how damaging the current financial set up can be for the environment and how restrictive it is in developing countries. Empowering people with quick, easy access to their money so that they can feed their families and send their children to school is fundamental, yet so many still don’t have full control of their wealth. Nano’s transactions are instant and green, which is a total gamechanger. If ‘money makes the world go round’, then we need a system that ensures that money is transacted quickly, fairly and in an environmentally friendly way.Nano is on the case, and I’m very excited to be working with them on this fossil-fuel-free adventure.James is passionate about making the world a better place and drawing attention to the ongoing climate crisis. The Nano Foundation is proud to be able to support this enormous undertaking by helping James to cross the Atlantic without reliance on fossil fuels.https://medium.com/media/7d906e3d8f052f29151e5c3691b49d99/hrefJames is currently traveling to Montevideo, Uruguay via tall ship and is expected to arrive on the 10th of November and begin the next stage of his journey. We can’t wait to hear more stories of his adventure and the incredible young people he meets along the way.Keep an eye on James’s progress by following along on Twitter, Instagram, and FacebookCommunity Spotlight — James Levelle was originally published in Nano on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.

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19. 10. 16

Weekly Update 10/11/19

This week we were excited to see Nano added to the popular DragonEx exchange, we welcomed Anchor-X as the newest service to operate a Principal Representative and provided further updates on the upcoming v20 Lydia release.There are plenty more updates to share from the last seven days in Nano, let’s get to it!DragonEx Adds NanoSingapore-based cryptocurrency exchange DragonEx welcomed the addition of Nano to its platform this week, providing its users with access to a NANO/USDT trading pair.DragonEx Adds NANO/USDT Trading Pair and Trading Pair List SortingAs one of the more popular exchanges based in Asia, this listing presents Nano to a new audience of cryptocurrency enthusiasts.Anchor-XLong-established members of the Nano ecosystem, Anchor-X (formerly Bitcoin Superstore), has announced the launch of their Nano representative node.body[data-twttr-rendered="true"] {background-color: transparent;}.twitter-tweet {margin: auto !important;}We are excited to announce our #NANO rep! Please support us &amp; help keep the $Nano network decentralized. https://t.co/bC4FR0QdC4 — @AnchorX_iofunction notifyResize(height) {height = height ? height : document.documentElement.offsetHeight; var resized = false; if (window.donkey && donkey.resize) {donkey.resize(height);resized = true;}if (parent && parent._resizeIframe) {var obj = {iframe: window.frameElement, height: height}; parent._resizeIframe(obj); resized = true;}if (window.location && window.location.hash === "#amp=1" && window.parent && window.parent.postMessage) {window.parent.postMessage({sentinel: "amp", type: "embed-size", height: height}, "*");}if (window.webkit && window.webkit.messageHandlers && window.webkit.messageHandlers.resize) {window.webkit.messageHandlers.resize.postMessage(height); resized = true;}return resized;}twttr.events.bind('rendered', function (event) {notifyResize();}); twttr.events.bind('resize', function (event) {notifyResize();});if (parent && parent._resizeIframe) {var maxWidth = parseInt(window.frameElement.getAttribute("width")); if ( 500 < maxWidth) {window.frameElement.setAttribute("width", "500");}}A sign of commitment towards supporting the increasing decentralization of the Nano network, running a representative is a strong indication that more progressive crypto services and businesses are beginning to identify natural incentives for supporting the network.Reaching the required threshold of delegated weight in only 12 hours, Anchor-X became the newest Principal Representative on the Nano network.body[data-twttr-rendered="true"] {background-color: transparent;}.twitter-tweet {margin: auto !important;}Big shoutout to the #Nano community for helping us become a Principal Representative in &lt;12 hrs with 140,554.92 NANO delegated so far! Our rep is ranked #87. If you want to support us and help decentralize the network, please add us as your rep! https://t.co/T8Z8UJeiPJ — @AnchorX_iofunction notifyResize(height) {height = height ? height : document.documentElement.offsetHeight; var resized = false; if (window.donkey && donkey.resize) {donkey.resize(height);resized = true;}if (parent && parent._resizeIframe) {var obj = {iframe: window.frameElement, height: height}; parent._resizeIframe(obj); resized = true;}if (window.location && window.location.hash === "#amp=1" && window.parent && window.parent.postMessage) {window.parent.postMessage({sentinel: "amp", type: "embed-size", height: height}, "*");}if (window.webkit && window.webkit.messageHandlers && window.webkit.messageHandlers.resize) {window.webkit.messageHandlers.resize.postMessage(height); resized = true;}return resized;}twttr.events.bind('rendered', function (event) {notifyResize();}); twttr.events.bind('resize', function (event) {notifyResize();});if (parent && parent._resizeIframe) {var maxWidth = parseInt(window.frameElement.getAttribute("width")); if ( 500 < maxWidth) {window.frameElement.setAttribute("width", "500");}}If you wish to use Anchor-X as your delegated representative then you can find their rep here.NanoCenter UpdatesNanoCenter Ambassador u/arranHarty provided a useful update on recent news coming out of the community-run collective. With overviews of current projects, proposals in the funding stage, and new Ambassador appointments, the post covers all the notable ongoing activities at the Nano Center.If you are interested in learning more about the Nano Center or want to find out how you can contribute to any of the ongoing projects, visit their website for more details.V20 LydiaEarlier this week, we updated the community on the features in development for the upcoming v20 Lydia node release. We discussed the identification of some areas in which Nano PoW will need to be improved before addition to the core protocol, following some incredibly valuable community feedback.Nano PoW & V20 UpdateNano PoW & V20 Update gives an outline of the changes in the intended approach to the Lydia build and introduces some of our ideas around the eventual transition to a new PoW algorithm for rate-limiting transactions.Snapy.io inaugural NanoJam This Coming WeekendThe first NanoJam Hackathon begins later today at 18:00 UTC and will run for 48 hours through the weekend until Sunday evening. With a prize pool totaling over 1000 Nano and many teams already registered to participate, it is set to be an engaging and productive weekend.body[data-twttr-rendered="true"] {background-color: transparent;}.twitter-tweet {margin: auto !important;}🔥 Over 1038 @nano currently sits in the prize pool to be distributed in the #NanoJam, a community-building #hackathon that lasts 48 hours. All thanks to the community generosity! Read more about how to participate at https://t.co/OSPCFLuDxS https://t.co/i0vRMT7m03 — @Snapy_iofunction notifyResize(height) {height = height ? height : document.documentElement.offsetHeight; var resized = false; if (window.donkey && donkey.resize) {donkey.resize(height);resized = true;}if (parent && parent._resizeIframe) {var obj = {iframe: window.frameElement, height: height}; parent._resizeIframe(obj); resized = true;}if (window.location && window.location.hash === "#amp=1" && window.parent && window.parent.postMessage) {window.parent.postMessage({sentinel: "amp", type: "embed-size", height: height}, "*");}if (window.webkit && window.webkit.messageHandlers && window.webkit.messageHandlers.resize) {window.webkit.messageHandlers.resize.postMessage(height); resized = true;}return resized;}twttr.events.bind('rendered', function (event) {notifyResize();}); twttr.events.bind('resize', function (event) {notifyResize();});if (parent && parent._resizeIframe) {var maxWidth = parseInt(window.frameElement.getAttribute("width")); if ( 500 < maxWidth) {window.frameElement.setAttribute("width", "500");}}Nano is often described as an ideal cryptocurrency upon which to develop apps and services, owing to its fee-less and instant nature. Developers can also take advantage of some excellent (and free) public API’s to make development even easier.NanoJam One Sign-up!If you are interested in participating then sign-up and join the Snapy.io Discord server for further instructions and to meet the other participants.Nano Foundation does not endorse or approve products and/or services used or developed by third parties. Any links to third party software or sites are for informational purposes only. Nano Foundation bears no responsibility for the operability, accuracy, legality or content of third party products and/or services. Any questions regarding third-party material should be directed to that party.Weekly Update 10/11/19 was originally published in Nano on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.

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19. 10. 11

Nano PoW & V20 Update

As the Lydia v20 release approaches, we have more updates to share on Nano PoW development, details on the transition plan for the new algorithm and other useful information for our community, node operators and organizations integrating with Nano.Algorithm details and changesLast week we released Nano PoW — The Details, a technical overview of the newly proposed Nano PoW algorithm. This provided a deeper look into the design and specification of the algorithm, expanding on the high-level overview provided in The Essentials article.Nano PoW — The DetailsSimultaneously, we opened the GitHub repository for a Nano PoW reference implementation and shared it across our community and social channels to show the progress we have made and hopefully get additional eyes on it for review. The response was great and immediately sparked conversations about what potential impacts the algorithm may have on our network and how it relates to other algorithms already available.We want to give a special thanks to John Tromp for joining in with his valuable feedback. As the designer of Cuckoo Cycle, an existing memory-bound proof-of-work algorithm used in various cryptocurrencies, he is an expert in these types of algorithms and was able to suggest an efficient solution to the problem using no memory. This solution was implemented thanks to community member PlasmaPower and generated valuable discussion in our #nano-pow channel on Discord.Plans for V20After taking feedback from these Nano PoW discussions our team has made some adjustments to our plans for V20. We will not be including the algorithm in this release to allow more time for research and validation of ideas to overcome the no memory alternative solution suggested above.Some of the avenues we are exploring are based on suggestions from John and PlasmaPower including revisiting Equihash implementations and variations, as well as reviewing further details around Cuckoo Cycle solvers. We are looking for these efforts to better shape the design of Nano PoW to ensure memory-hardness is retained while satisfying our original goals of instant verification, small proof size, and simple specification.As we wanted to remain flexible with the release, we have built the various components related to the PoW algorithm change as independently as possible. This means we can move forward with setting the groundwork for an algorithm change in the future within V20 while minimizing schedule impacts. Below we explain these improvements in more detail.Separating PoW from the node processIn V19.0 options were added allowing the RPC server to be moved out of process. This means the RPC server that relays commands to the node is no longer running as part of the node process. This not only helps enable more flexible and robust architectures for node operators but also increases security by separating concerns for the different components.This same concept of component separation is being continued in V20 with some foundational work for a separate PoW server. The current PoW generation methods are built into the Nano node itself, which means if you want to generate work you can either run a node, setup the Nano work server separately or build your own solution for work generation.Because there are extra maintenance considerations for having work generation code in the node as well as a separate implementation via the server, one of the efforts in V20 is to create a work generation server that can be pulled into the node as a submodule and launched into a separate process by the node, as well as be used separately as a standalone server. This makes it easier to maintain because the work generation code will be in a single repository, and it also provides a more consistent solution for others to use for their work generation needs.This server is being included in the V20 release, however, it will not be enabled for work generation initially as it is dedicated to generating work using the future algorithm. Configuration settings can be updated to launch the server and it will return mock responses for those wanting to do early validation of the setup in their systems.API for work managementSince the PoW server will now be separate from the node, communication must be facilitated between these different processes. A basic API will be available for handling this via HTTP POST calls and websockets. For integrations looking to distribute resources this provides more options for work generation architectures:Run a full node with the work server includedRun a work server only and set it as a work peer in a remote nodeRun a work server only and communicate directly to it from another applicationNew epoch version supportOnce the final algorithm design is ready, the network must transition from using the existing PoW to the new PoW. Details on this transition process are included in more detail below with part of it involving the use of epoch blocks. In V20 support for a new epoch block is being added, however, it will be designed to not cause any changes to protocol or node behavior if activated since it will be tied to the algorithm change.In a future release, the new algorithm design will be added into the PoW server and the epoch block will be modified to allow it to trigger the switch between the existing PoW to the new PoW. Node operators and representatives are encouraged to review the upgrades and reach out with any questions or concerns about the proposed changes.PoW transition plansThe plan for transitioning from the existing PoW algorithm to the new PoW algorithm involves a few phases, including node upgrades and a switchover based on the distribution of epoch blocks.Phase 1: V20 Lydia releaseOnce the V20 release builds are ready (final date still pending), we will be notifying all node operators and services through our usual channels. As noted above this release does not include the Nano PoW algorithm but will have foundational updates to make the PoW transition easier when the algorithm is ready.Phase 2: VXX.X releaseThis undetermined release will include the new PoW algorithm, a new version of state blocks required to support the work values, and other updates to allow the final phase of the transition.Phase 3: Epoch block distributionTo finalize the transition, the network will be monitored closely for upgrades to the latest version supporting the algorithm. Once sufficient voting weight is upgraded, which is a value still to be determined, the epoch blocks will be distributed.The above details just touch on these activities so we have included more details about the upcoming transition, along with past upgrade processes, on a new Network Upgrades page in our documentation. We will keep this updated over time with the latest details as we move through the process.We will also continue to communicate transition details through all channels to ensure as many node operators as possible are comfortable with the progress and the plan. Not only are node upgrades and vote delegations key indicators for support for the changes we propose, but so are the discussions happening in our community. If you have any thoughts or feedback, please reach out via GitHub, Discord and Reddit as well as through email at info@nano.org.— -Where to go from here?Thanks for reading through all of the above details. Hopefully, this explains some of the recent changes and gives you the resources to investigate this transition further. As mentioned above, additional communications will be coming out on a regular basis to keep everyone in the loop about the new PoW algorithm, V20 progress, transition plans and more — so stay tuned.And of course we want to thank our amazing community for helping get the Nano network this far. Much of the effort made to date was only possible because of how much the community helps out. By answering each other’s questions, supporting each other's projects and keeping conversations alive around all channels, everyone involved in the ecosystem has had a hand in getting us here…and hopefully will help continue the progress going forward!Nano PoW & V20 Update was originally published in Nano on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.

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19. 10. 09

Weekly Update 10/4/19

It has been an engaging week in the Nano ecosystem as we opened up NanoPoW for community discussion, connected with the Spanish-speaking Binance community and saw the prize fund for the upcoming NanoJam hackathon increase to 1000 Nano.NanoPoW — The DetailsAs a fee-less cryptocurrency, Nano relies on a small Proof-of-Work attached to each transaction to ensure fast and reliable transactions for everyone using the network. Earlier this week, we shared the progress we have been making towards developing a new memory-hard proof of work algorithm.Nano Pow is being developed to help increase network resistance to ‘spam’ transactions by working in conjunction with other protocol features to discourage these types of transactions as much as possible.If our Nano PoW — The Essentials preview left you wanting more details, then check out our detailed technical piece for more info:Nano PoW — The DetailsThe response has been incredible, and we are welcoming lots of constructive input and discussion from cryptography experts, computer scientists, and services built on the Nano network.As we continue to consider feedback and refine NanoPow ahead of its roll-out, we will keep you updated on all of the progress we are making.If you would like to contribute to the discussion, join the conversation on GitHub, Discord, and Reddit, as well as through email at info@nano.org.Nano Foundation attend spirited AmANano Founder Colin LeMahieu and Project Manager Zach Hyatt joined the Binance Spanish Telegram community on Thursday evening to talk about Nano and what makes it so unique.The Spanish-speaking users were particularly interested in the exciting potential for Nano to make a real-world difference, the incredibly fast transaction times and the ecosystem of great resources surrounding Nano.NanoTipBot was welcomed to the channel and used liberally throughout the AmA as new users were able to send and receive on-chain transactions, right from within Telegram.A big thanks to our Spanish-speaking community members and the Binance Angels for organizing such an engaging and fun AmA!NanoJam prize pool now 1000 NanoWith only a week remaining until the first Nano community hackathon, we want to remind you that registration remains open to individuals and teams of all skill levels. If you want to get involved and are unsure about how to proceed, then head on over to the Snapy.io NanoJam Discord channel and find out how you can contribute to the growth of the Nano ecosystem.body[data-twttr-rendered="true"] {background-color: transparent;}.twitter-tweet {margin: auto !important;}🔥 Over 1038 @nano currently sits in the prize pool to be distributed in the #NanoJam, a community-building #hackathon that lasts 48 hours. All thanks to the community generosity! Read more about how to participate at https://t.co/OSPCFLuDxS https://t.co/i0vRMT7m03 — @Snapy_iofunction notifyResize(height) {height = height ? height : document.documentElement.offsetHeight; var resized = false; if (window.donkey && donkey.resize) {donkey.resize(height);resized = true;}if (parent && parent._resizeIframe) {var obj = {iframe: window.frameElement, height: height}; parent._resizeIframe(obj); resized = true;}if (window.location && window.location.hash === "#amp=1" && window.parent && window.parent.postMessage) {window.parent.postMessage({sentinel: "amp", type: "embed-size", height: height}, "*");}if (window.webkit && window.webkit.messageHandlers && window.webkit.messageHandlers.resize) {window.webkit.messageHandlers.resize.postMessage(height); resized = true;}return resized;}twttr.events.bind('rendered', function (event) {notifyResize();}); twttr.events.bind('resize', function (event) {notifyResize();});if (parent && parent._resizeIframe) {var maxWidth = parseInt(window.frameElement.getAttribute("width")); if ( 500 < maxWidth) {window.frameElement.setAttribute("width", "500");}}Generous community donations have pushed the prize pool up to a total of 1000 NANO with the top three projects set to take home a slice of the pie. We are excited to see a weekend of development and new ideas being explored with Nano.You can find full details on the Snapy blog, and we will keep you updated on the progress and results of the Jam!Introducing Nano Jams!Nano Birdfeeder — Hardware implementation guideFollowing the viral success of the popular cryptocurrency activated bird feeder in September, an enterprising community member has provided a useful how-to on creating your own Nano-powered avian eatery.https://medium.com/media/cf13a22cbdd7ea8f6c596bc7b28125da/hrefThis is an engaging and fun example of a Nano implementation, and the underlying mechanisms lend themselves to a much broader range of applications. As an instant, a fee-less transfer of value, Nano is an ideal vehicle for payments(of any amount) to trigger all types of events.You can follow the discussion here and access the full build guide on GithubNano Foundation does not endorse or approve products and/or services used or developed by third parties. Any links to third party software or sites are for informational purposes only. Nano Foundation bears no responsibility for the operability, accuracy, legality or content of third party products and/or services. Any questions regarding third-party material should be directed to that party.Weekly Update 10/4/19 was originally published in Nano on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.

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19. 10. 04

Nano PoW — The Details

Nano PoW — The DetailsNano PoW is an authentication-free rate-limiting algorithm, commonly referred to as a proof-of-work. Rate limiting after a counterparty has been authenticated is trivial — this is commonly seen in login-attempt limiters and user quotas for bandwidth, storage, or time. It is, however, much more difficult to rate limit in a situation where authentication has not yet, or cannot be performed.The first uses of proof-of-work automated rate limiters were email spam prevention tools. With email, large amounts of unsolicited email can be sent at very low cost and can easily inundate an individual’s email box with undesired communications. An obvious option is to use an email sender address whitelist, though this is cumbersome for a user to maintain, and users tend to desire a low rate of unsolicited messages. In place of this whitelist, it was proposed for the sender to attach a small piece of data called a proof. This proof would mathematically demonstrate the sender dedicated more than a trivial amount of resources to make this transmission.Following a similar pattern to early proposals for email, the Nano network has required proofs on every transaction to date using a blake2b-based algorithm. Although the original design of requiring a proof is still useful, the existing algorithm proved to be too easily parallelized and needed a new approach to serve its intended function. The design of this new Nano PoW algorithm is outlined in detail below and although it is useful in a broader range of applications, the first implementation will be done on the Nano network.Design goalsAuthentication-free: A proof must be able to be constructed in the absence of authentication.Minimize proof size: Proof should be as small as possible: 8–16 bytes, in order to minimize space overhead when presenting the proof.Minimize proof verification resources: Verification should take minimal computing time and resources.Simple specification: Simpler solutions are easier to analyze and implement.Maximize generation time-area-product: The algorithm should require a certain amount of time and hardware resources to be present in order to be efficiently solved.Minimize power consumption: The method of proving should use as little power as possible.Algorithm detailsThe proof-of-work is a 2 number solution (x,y), each of N-bits, which are a solution to the equation H0(x) + H1(y)=0 mod 2ᴰ, where D is a tuned difficulty parameter and H0, H1are preimage resistant hash functions keyed by a problem nonce P.Nano PoW equation that valid proofs must satisfyAs an example, if H0 and H1 produce 8-bit outputs and we choose a difficulty D=4 we have:Hash Functions H0 and H1: Two different hash functions are chosen in order to eliminate solution finding optimization which we elaborate on later. These hash functions can be constructed using a single algorithm-family simply by initializing the hash function with different keys. For instance, H0 can be keyed by always setting a fixed bit in P and H1 can be keyed by clearing the same bit.Plus operator: An invertible operator chosen to also to eliminate solution finding optimizations.0 mod 2ᴰ: Higher values of D are a higher difficulty and it is tuned to the difficulty threshold required by the user.Solution finding methodsThe naive way to find a solution is simply by trying random values for x and y. A processor picks a value for x and iterates y until a solution is found. This can be viewed as storing 1 candidate x value and each time we attempt a y value, we’re checking this attempt against a single candidate.An improvement on this can be made by storing more than one x candidate and comparing a y attempt against all stored x candidates. The key to this optimization lies in the ability to compare a single y attempt against all stored x candidates in constant time. We’re able to do this by radix-sorting x candidates into buckets according to least significant bits of H0(x). When we’re making a y attempt, we can calculate the unique bucket which might contain a solution by rewriting the solution equation to H0(x)=0-H1(y) mod 2ᴰ and we know the only place a candidate solution can be is in the bucket LSB(0-H1(y)).If the table is filled with M values, we’re able to compare a single y attempt against M x candidates with a single, constant time computation and a memory lookup. This is the lookup table’s M-factor.Finding a solution in optimal time involves finding a balance between populating the table with candidates, and making attempts.Filling the lookup tableSince H0, H1 are required to be preimage-resistant functions, there’s no way to pick and fill a particular bucket entry — we must fill the table randomly and stop at a statistically optimal count. As the table load factor increases, the collision chance increases as well and additional filling has rapidly diminishing returns.Searching the lookup tableThe solution finding algorithm must be designed in a way to deal with uninitialized data since it is not required, nor desired from a performance perspective, to fill the entire table. We continue checking new attempts against stored candidates until a solution is found.The optimal solution-finding method consists of two steps: randomly filling a lookup table, and efficiently searching for potential solutionsSizing the lookup tableThe optimal size of the lookup table is a function of the problem difficulty, factoring in the diminishing returns from a high table load factor. Each fill requires an H0 computation and a memory write. Each attempt requires one H1 hash, a memory read, and another H0 hash in order to reconstitute the full hash of the value retrieved. We’ve found that a lookup table of approximately 2^(D/2) entries gives the optimal solution finding time.M-factor and fill count ratios for a given table sizeDesign considerationsSimple hash algorithm: We want to maximize the memory access overhead compared to the compute time overhead. Therefore, we are looking for the simplest hash function that both produces uniformly random output and is also preimage resistant. Siphash is extremely easy to implement and provides both of the guarantees we need.Lookup versus hash table: Since the key being stored is already uniformly random there’s no need to calculate an additional hashcode for the key, we can use the value itself. Since we can reconstitute the full key from a value in a particular bucket, we don’t need to store the full key value at all.High load factor: To make the best use of allocated memory we want to maximize the table’s load factor while taking into consideration the diminishing returns from filling as collisions increase.Junk and data-race immune: Since there’s no guarantee that any particular bucket will contain an initialized value, the algorithm is designed to proceed even in the face of junk data, data races, or data glitches. This means the entire algorithm can proceed without thread synchronization or atomic memory operations in any phase.Parallel Rho searchingThere are similarities between the Nano PoW algorithm and finding a hash collision. Hash collisions of lengths less than what’s cryptographically secure can be found using very limited memory with Rho searching¹. We add two parts to the solution equation, both of which independently make the solution unable to be found by Rho searching.Collision finding using Rho is done in the following way: the output of a hash function is fed back into its input to form a path on which a particular value follows as successive outputs are fed back as inputs. Rho searching relies on these two paths eventually merging into a single path when the outputs from two different inputs happen to be identical. Once the two paths merge they will never diverge. Eventually the paths arrive at a distinguished point at which point the algorithm has found a hash collision between the current and previous distinguished points.The first thing we add is using two different hash functions on either side of the operator. When we use two different hash functions, even if a collision was found between the two values, they would not proceed to follow identical paths and thus the collision can’t be detected by distinguished points.The second thing we add is using the addition operator instead of an equality comparison. Rho searching uses path merging as a signal that the solution was found and path merging only works when looking for value equality. If we use addition instead of equality comparison, merged paths are not an indication of a solution and thus Rho cannot be applied.Scaling by trailing zeros versus operand countOur chosen method of increasing problem difficulty is by requiring a solution to have more trailing zeros. More trailing zeros will require more attempts and thus, require longer solution bit-strings. We did consider an alternative way of scaling up the problem difficulty by requiring additional operands to be added together. The relevant quantity to compare is how much additional memory is required given additional bits of solution size.For approximately every two trailing zero bits, our memory requirements double in size. This means that if we double the number of trailing zeros required, we square the amount of memory required. In contrast, if we double the number of operands required, we only double the amount of memory required.Increasing problem difficulty by requiring additional trailing zeros scales the memory requirements quadratically with respect to solution length, however, increasing problem difficulty by requiring additional operands only scales linearly.Memory versus logic elementsBoth memory and compute elements represent a physical quantity associated with discovering the solution. Memory elements, however, are more power-efficient than compute elements. The majority of power dissipated in digital logic is from switching losses as logic elements transition between their high and low states. Memory gates hold their values steady and don’t dissipate as much power per element. Memory is highly commoditized, even between competing processor implementations and is the lowest $/transistor on the market.²No data relation between items in the lookup tableAll items in the lookup table are outputs of a psuedorandom function and have no determinable data-relation to each other. This property eliminates the possibility of time-memory tradeoffs similar to scrypt³ where data storage can be traded off for computation based on data relations within the table. Additionally, because there is no spatial or temporal relationship between candidate solutions in the lookup table and attempts, data caching will have a low hit rate.Observed performanceThe table below lists the performance, in mean time to generate and validate a proof, for selected CPUs and GPUs. Devices use the optimal number of threads (T), and 2MB pages (where possible). All numbers were obtained for difficulty 60. The memory used refers to the size of the lookup table — 4GB corresponds to lookup 30, 8GB to lookup 31. Results are blank where the required memory exceeds the available memory. Validations are only performed by CPUs.Nano network implementationThe first implementation of the Nano PoW algorithm has been made public for review and feedback in the following GitHub repository:nanocurrency/nano-powPlans for adding this implementation to the Nano node with V20 Lydia are underway. If you are interested in helping test performance and provide feedback on Nano PoW please join us at https://chat.nano.org in the #nano-pow channel.To stay updated with the latest on these efforts, make sure to follow the GitHub repository above, the Nano Medium Blog and join us on our social channels.Related work[1] Parallel Collision Search with Cryptanalytic Applications: https://people.scs.carleton.ca/~paulv/papers/JoC97.pdf[2] Cuckoo Cycle: a memory bound graph-theoretic proof-of-work: https://github.com/tromp/cuckoo/blob/master/doc/cuckoo.pdf[3] Cryptanalytic Time-Memory Tradeoff for Password Hashing Schemes https://eprint.iacr.org/2017/603.pdfNano PoW — The Details was originally published in Nano on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.

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19. 10. 02

Weekly Update 9/27/19

This week we are excited to provide more details on our upcoming Nano PoW algorithm, a look forward to the first Snapy NanoJam and we celebrate the continued decentralization of the Nano network.Looking forward to NanoPoW in v20 LydiaNano PoW is a unique algorithm, developed by Nano founder Colin LeMahieu, that significantly increases the cost of flooding the network with spam transactions, without affecting the average user. Earlier this week, Nano Foundation developer Guilherme Lawless provided some details on the new Proof-of-Work mechanism:Nano PoW — The EssentialsNano Pow will be included in the first v20 Lydia Release Candidate and will be accompanied by a full technical overview of the algorithm design by Colin LeMahieu.Snapy.io announce NanoJam hackathonThe free Nano API provider Snapy.io has announced the dates for the first Nano Jam. The online event, taking place over the 11th, 12th and 13th of October, comes with a 200 Nano prize fund to be split between the winning teams.body[data-twttr-rendered="true"] {background-color: transparent;}.twitter-tweet {margin: auto !important;}Introducing the first #NanoJam #cryptocurrency #hackathon Three days of intensive building ideas using @nano, the fastest #digitalmoney on the planet. Try it yourself and participate to win 200 Nano! Read more: https://t.co/OSPCFLuDxS https://t.co/XfV9BuqCZz — @Snapy_iofunction notifyResize(height) {height = height ? height : document.documentElement.offsetHeight; var resized = false; if (window.donkey && donkey.resize) {donkey.resize(height);resized = true;}if (parent && parent._resizeIframe) {var obj = {iframe: window.frameElement, height: height}; parent._resizeIframe(obj); resized = true;}if (window.location && window.location.hash === "#amp=1" && window.parent && window.parent.postMessage) {window.parent.postMessage({sentinel: "amp", type: "embed-size", height: height}, "*");}if (window.webkit && window.webkit.messageHandlers && window.webkit.messageHandlers.resize) {window.webkit.messageHandlers.resize.postMessage(height); resized = true;}return resized;}twttr.events.bind('rendered', function (event) {notifyResize();}); twttr.events.bind('resize', function (event) {notifyResize();});if (parent && parent._resizeIframe) {var maxWidth = parseInt(window.frameElement.getAttribute("width")); if ( 500 < maxWidth) {window.frameElement.setAttribute("width", "500");}}Professional, hobbyist, or a complete amateur, everyone is invited to participate and work together to build with Nano. You can find out more details, and even have your say on how you would like to see the competition run by completing a short survey:Introducing Nano Jams!Accointing joins the Nano ecosystemNano users can now track their spending using Accointing.com. The portfolio tracking service also offers full and classified tax reports on cryptocurrency transactions, importing of transaction history via spreadsheet and accountant packages.body[data-twttr-rendered="true"] {background-color: transparent;}.twitter-tweet {margin: auto !important;}Import $NANO to @accointing and start tracking your investments. Check your historical performance as well as your portfolio allocation in one single view. https://t.co/smNxqECyeI — @accointingfunction notifyResize(height) {height = height ? height : document.documentElement.offsetHeight; var resized = false; if (window.donkey && donkey.resize) {donkey.resize(height);resized = true;}if (parent && parent._resizeIframe) {var obj = {iframe: window.frameElement, height: height}; parent._resizeIframe(obj); resized = true;}if (window.location && window.location.hash === "#amp=1" && window.parent && window.parent.postMessage) {window.parent.postMessage({sentinel: "amp", type: "embed-size", height: height}, "*");}if (window.webkit && window.webkit.messageHandlers && window.webkit.messageHandlers.resize) {window.webkit.messageHandlers.resize.postMessage(height); resized = true;}return resized;}twttr.events.bind('rendered', function (event) {notifyResize();}); twttr.events.bind('resize', function (event) {notifyResize();});if (parent && parent._resizeIframe) {var maxWidth = parseInt(window.frameElement.getAttribute("width")); if ( 500 < maxWidth) {window.frameElement.setAttribute("width", "500");}}The addition of Nano to the platform represents a firm foot forward in the essential and often overlooked area of bringing convenient financial services to customers and merchants who choose to transact with cryptocurrency.Users welcome the 100th Principal Representative to the networkDecentralization is a core feature of Nano, essential in differentiating it from traditional centralized forms of money. A decentralized network of Principal Representatives secures the Nano network. These ‘reps’ are chosen by users with a simple in-wallet process and we have seen a steady increase in those gaining enough delegated weight to become Principal Representatives.Growth in Principal Representatives over the last 6 months. Source: Rep-NodeThis week the network welcomed its 100th Principal Node as the community rallied around the push to reach this impressive milestone. Community-based decentralization project My Nano Ninja has led the drive towards providing users with relevant information in selecting new representatives. Ninja’s work has been supported by many other important community projects such as NanoCharts, Rep-Node, Nanoodle, Natrium, and NanoVault amongst many others — a great moment for all involved in helping to push the network towards increased decentralization.Do you want to do your part in helping to secure the network? Then learn how to with this quick explainer and tutorial:https://medium.com/media/e7801973f5063f6b933900d4e6d7da1f/hrefNano returns to its roots at the Austin Start-Up WeekThe Nano Foundation was invited to present Nano at this week’s Blockchain track of the Austin Start-up event. Beyond Basic Blockchain: Exploring New Architectures was presented by Colin LeMahieu and Zach Hyatt and provided an overview of digital currencies, their limitations and introduced Nano’s unique solutions to scalability and energy usage.Keep an eye out for more Nano events in the future.Nano Foundation does not endorse or approve products and/or services used or developed by third parties. Any links to third party software or sites are for informational purposes only. Nano Foundation bears no responsibility for the operability, accuracy, legality or content of third party products and/or services. Any questions regarding third-party material should be directed to that party.Weekly Update 9/27/19 was originally published in Nano on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.

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19. 09. 27

Weekly Update 9/27/19

This week we are excited to provide more details on our upcoming Nano PoW algorithm, a look forward to the first Snapy NanoJam and we celebrate the continued decentralization of the Nano network.Looking forward to NanoPoW in v20 LydiaNano PoW is a unique algorithm, developed by Nano founder Colin LeMahieu, that significantly increases the cost of flooding the network with spam transactions, without effecting the average user. Earlier this week, Nano Foundation developer Guilherme Lawless provided some details on the new Proof-of-Work mechanism:Nano PoW — The EssentialsNano Pow will be included in the first v20 Lydia Release Candidate and will be accompanied by a full technical overview of the algorithm design by Colin LeMahieu.Snapy.io announce NanoJam hackathonThe free Nano API provider Snapy.io has announced the dates for the first Nano Jam. The online event, taking place over the 11th, 12th and 13th of October, comes with a 200 Nano prize fund to be split between the winning teams.body[data-twttr-rendered="true"] {background-color: transparent;}.twitter-tweet {margin: auto !important;}Introducing the first #NanoJam #cryptocurrency #hackathon Three days of intensive building ideas using @nano, the fastest #digitalmoney on the planet. Try it yourself and participate to win 200 Nano! Read more: https://t.co/OSPCFLuDxS https://t.co/XfV9BuqCZz — @Snapy_iofunction notifyResize(height) {height = height ? height : document.documentElement.offsetHeight; var resized = false; if (window.donkey && donkey.resize) {donkey.resize(height);resized = true;}if (parent && parent._resizeIframe) {var obj = {iframe: window.frameElement, height: height}; parent._resizeIframe(obj); resized = true;}if (window.location && window.location.hash === "#amp=1" && window.parent && window.parent.postMessage) {window.parent.postMessage({sentinel: "amp", type: "embed-size", height: height}, "*");}if (window.webkit && window.webkit.messageHandlers && window.webkit.messageHandlers.resize) {window.webkit.messageHandlers.resize.postMessage(height); resized = true;}return resized;}twttr.events.bind('rendered', function (event) {notifyResize();}); twttr.events.bind('resize', function (event) {notifyResize();});if (parent && parent._resizeIframe) {var maxWidth = parseInt(window.frameElement.getAttribute("width")); if ( 500 < maxWidth) {window.frameElement.setAttribute("width", "500");}}Professional, hobbyist, or a complete amateur, everyone is invited to participate and work together to build with Nano. You can find out more details, and even have your say on how you would like to see the competition run by completing a short survey:Introducing Nano Jams!Accointing joins the Nano ecosystemNano users can now track their spending using Accointing.com. The portfolio tracking service also offers full and classified tax reports on cryptocurrency transactions, importing of transaction history via spreadsheet and accountant packages.body[data-twttr-rendered="true"] {background-color: transparent;}.twitter-tweet {margin: auto !important;}Import $NANO to @accointing and start tracking your investments. Check your historical performance as well as your portfolio allocation in one single view. https://t.co/smNxqECyeI — @accointingfunction notifyResize(height) {height = height ? height : document.documentElement.offsetHeight; var resized = false; if (window.donkey && donkey.resize) {donkey.resize(height);resized = true;}if (parent && parent._resizeIframe) {var obj = {iframe: window.frameElement, height: height}; parent._resizeIframe(obj); resized = true;}if (window.location && window.location.hash === "#amp=1" && window.parent && window.parent.postMessage) {window.parent.postMessage({sentinel: "amp", type: "embed-size", height: height}, "*");}if (window.webkit && window.webkit.messageHandlers && window.webkit.messageHandlers.resize) {window.webkit.messageHandlers.resize.postMessage(height); resized = true;}return resized;}twttr.events.bind('rendered', function (event) {notifyResize();}); twttr.events.bind('resize', function (event) {notifyResize();});if (parent && parent._resizeIframe) {var maxWidth = parseInt(window.frameElement.getAttribute("width")); if ( 500 < maxWidth) {window.frameElement.setAttribute("width", "500");}}The addition of Nano to the platform represents a firm foot forward in the essential and often overlooked area of bringing convenient financial services to customers and merchants who choose to transact with cryptocurrency.Users welcome the 100th Principal Representative to the networkDecentralization is a core feature of Nano, essential in differentiating it from traditional centralized forms of money. A decentralized network of Principal Representatives secures the Nano network. These ‘reps’ are chosen by users with a simple in-wallet process and we have seen a steady increase in those gaining enough delegated weight to become Principal Representatives.Growth in Principal Representatives over the last 6 months. Source: Rep-NodeThis week the network welcomed its 100th Principal Node as the community rallied around the push to reach this impressive milestone. Community-based decentralization project My Nano Ninja has led the drive towards providing users with relevant information in selecting new representatives. Ninja’s work has been supported by many other important community projects such as NanoCharts, Rep-Node, Nanoodle, Natrium, and NanoVault amongst many others — a great moment for all involved in helping to push the network towards increased decentralization.Do you want to do your part in helping to secure the network? Then learn how to with this quick explainer and tutorial:https://medium.com/media/e7801973f5063f6b933900d4e6d7da1f/hrefNano returns to its roots at the Austin Start-Up WeekThe Nano Foundation was invited to present Nano at this week’s Blockchain track of the Austin Start-up event. Beyond Basic Blockchain: Exploring New Architectures was presented by Colin LeMahieu and Zach Hyatt and provided an overview of digital currencies, their limitations and introduced Nano’s unique solutions to scalability and energy usage.Keep an eye out for more Nano events in the future.Nano Foundation does not endorse or approve products and/or services used or developed by third parties. Any links to third party software or sites are for informational purposes only. Nano Foundation bears no responsibility for the operability, accuracy, legality or content of third party products and/or services. Any questions regarding third-party material should be directed to that party.Weekly Update 9/27/19 was originally published in Nano on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.

Nano

19. 09. 27

Nano PoW — The Essentials

Nano PoW — The EssentialsOne of the core decisions when designing the Nano protocol was to avoid relying on transaction fees. Instead, transactions require a small Proof of Work (PoW) value to discourage transaction spam.Spam: transactions with no utility which create undesirable extra load on the network.Proof of Work: a mathematical problem that is hard to calculate but simple to verify.This design helps to tackle the emergent centralization issues seen in other currencies and allows more flexibility in who, how, and where costs related to a transaction are managed.Emergent centralization due to economies of scaleBut this setup has drawbacks — anyone with enough computational power can generate a large amount of pre-computed PoW to send lots of transactions aimed at disrupting the network.With previous Nano node releases, steps have been taken to help mitigate the potential impacts of spam, thus protecting the quality of service on the network. First, the Dolphin V18 release provided the ability to prioritize transactions based on the difficulty level of PoW. Then with the following release, Solidus V19, updates were made to automatically recalculate the PoW for unconfirmed transactions when the network is under heavy load.With these changes, users can get their transactions prioritized, even when the network is saturated with spam transactions.None of the updates aimed at mitigating the impact of spam have yet looked at the underlying algorithm used in the Nano network. With V20, we are taking another major step with the introduction of a completely new PoW algorithm, uniquely designed to reflect the speed and latency requirements of the protocol, as well as its simplicity.We call this Nano PoW.Why do we need a new PoW algorithm?The current PoW algorithm is based on computational power, which makes it too easy and cheap to scale for spam. Specialized hardware can be used to mass-compute PoW. A potential solution to this includes increasing the amount of computational work required for nodes to accept a transaction. Although to effectively discourage spam, the difficulty level would have to be raised to a degree out of reach for the everyday user.To combat this problem, algorithms which primarily use memory elements have been developed. These are more expensive resources that cannot be easily scaled up on specialized hardware, effectively making it much more costly to mass-compute PoW. At the same time, this has a manageable impact on the average user, as the amount of memory required to generate PoW can be tuned to be within the range of conventional devices.Why not use available algorithms?All publicly available memory-based PoW algorithms have one or more drawbacks that make them unfit to be used within the Nano protocol:Verification is too costly, creating an impractical burden on all node operatorsResulting proofs are too large, impacting the size of blocks and bandwidth usageShortcuts can be found which create unfair and exploitable advantagesComplex specifications and implementations, making use impracticalWhat makes Nano PoW perfect for our needs?Trivial verification — Verification using the current PoW algorithm is very lightweight and provides sufficient protection against related Denial of Service (DoS) attacks. Nano PoW requires even fewer resources to be verified.Small proof size — With blocks designed to fit into a single UDP packet, all data must be as small as possible. With Nano PoW, the proof has a size of 10 bytes, which still fits in the same payload.Memory-hard — Scales based on memory rather than compute elements. Much more expensive to scale and using less energy to generate.Simple — Both in specification and implementation. Simplicity makes it easier to create and validate, along with reducing the probability that issues will be found later.Does the new algorithm use more energy?No, in fact, due to memory access being more energy-efficient, energy consumption is lower for an equivalent difficulty level as compared to the current algorithm used by the Nano network.Who created Nano PoW?Colin Lemahieu designed and developed Nano PoW. He has been working with the Nano Foundation team and consulted with various other third-parties in the industry to validate and adjust the implementation.When will it be available?Our Lydia V20 release will include Nano PoW. The existing PoW algorithm will also remain available for use by nodes after upgrading. At a later date, after the release, the network will complete the transition to Nano PoW as the only algorithm allowed.V20 — A Look at LydiaAdditional details will be communicated in good time, and a separate work generation server will be provided to help services and node operators successfully make the transition to using Nano PoW.How can I find out more?Stay tuned for an upcoming article by Colin LeMahieu with a more technical overview of the algorithm design.Colin LeMahieu - MediumAlso join us in discussions on r/nanocurrency, and our Discord server.Nano PoW — The Essentials was originally published in Nano on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.

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19. 09. 23

Weekly Update 9/20/19

We have exciting updates on the upcoming features included in V20 Lydia to share with you this week, including the much anticipated Nano Proof-of-Work algorithm. We also recap last weekend’s events, look ahead to next week and provide updates from the Nano Foundation team and wider community.A new release is on the horizonAs the release of v20 Lydia approaches, Nano Foundation Project Manager Zach Hyatt took some time to preview the significant features included and breakdown what they mean for the network.V20 — A Look at LydiaNanoPoW, the most notable addition to the protocol in Lydia, is the product of months of research and fine-tuning. Stay tuned to our Medium publication for more details on this new feature and how our unique memory-hard proof of work algorithm will make the Nano network more robust than ever.Nano Foundation Team UpdatesAdam Edwards joins the Nano FoundationThis week the Nano Foundation is adding to its ranks the expertise of Adam Edwards, who will be assuming the role of Nano’s general counsel. Adam has worked in a broad range of areas of law and is particularly experienced with financial and IT law and regulations. With his nearly 30 years of IT and law expertise, Adam is well suited to guide Nano along the right path toward adoption. We’re excited to welcome Adam on board!https://medium.com/media/18d21076715e88dfc91210aeb5e9e173/hrefValued Nano Foundation communication team member Brian White has this month concluded his part-time employment and has moved on to new opportunities in the healthcare industry. Brian remains a valuable member of the community, and we are pleased that he will continue to contribute to the ecosystem in a community manager role. Thank you for your contributions and support, particularly over the last six months, we wish you the very best in your future endeavors.Community UpdatesOpening Medium to Community ContributionsThis week we announced the opening of the Nano Medium Publication for community submissions and we are inviting those interested in contributing to submit a Nano-related article. We will accept drafts on a wide range of topics and more information about the submission process can be found here:The Nano Publication Now Accepting Community SubmissionsRecapping last weekendbody[data-twttr-rendered="true"] {background-color: transparent;}.twitter-tweet {margin: auto !important;}This weekend Nano Founder @ColinLeMahieu had the opportunity to introduce $NANO and talk about the future of #digitalmoney at the @txblockchain Summit. A big thanks to the organizers and all in attendance at @UTAustin — @nanofunction notifyResize(height) {height = height ? height : document.documentElement.offsetHeight; var resized = false; if (window.donkey && donkey.resize) {donkey.resize(height);resized = true;}if (parent && parent._resizeIframe) {var obj = {iframe: window.frameElement, height: height}; parent._resizeIframe(obj); resized = true;}if (window.location && window.location.hash === "#amp=1" && window.parent && window.parent.postMessage) {window.parent.postMessage({sentinel: "amp", type: "embed-size", height: height}, "*");}if (window.webkit && window.webkit.messageHandlers && window.webkit.messageHandlers.resize) {window.webkit.messageHandlers.resize.postMessage(height); resized = true;}return resized;}twttr.events.bind('rendered', function (event) {notifyResize();}); twttr.events.bind('resize', function (event) {notifyResize();});if (parent && parent._resizeIframe) {var maxWidth = parseInt(window.frameElement.getAttribute("width")); if ( 500 < maxWidth) {window.frameElement.setAttribute("width", "500");}}This previous weekend Nano Founder Colin LeMahieu made appearances at back-to-back events, at the Texas Blockchain Summit held at The University of Texas at Austin, as well as a Nano Meetup in Austin.body[data-twttr-rendered="true"] {background-color: transparent;}.twitter-tweet {margin: auto !important;}A big thank you to all of the #nanocommunity members who joined the Nano Foundation this weekend at the Austin meet-up. It's always great to get together and discuss the future of #digitalmoney - let us know where you would like to see the next #nanomeetup! — @nanofunction notifyResize(height) {height = height ? height : document.documentElement.offsetHeight; var resized = false; if (window.donkey && donkey.resize) {donkey.resize(height);resized = true;}if (parent && parent._resizeIframe) {var obj = {iframe: window.frameElement, height: height}; parent._resizeIframe(obj); resized = true;}if (window.location && window.location.hash === "#amp=1" && window.parent && window.parent.postMessage) {window.parent.postMessage({sentinel: "amp", type: "embed-size", height: height}, "*");}if (window.webkit && window.webkit.messageHandlers && window.webkit.messageHandlers.resize) {window.webkit.messageHandlers.resize.postMessage(height); resized = true;}return resized;}twttr.events.bind('rendered', function (event) {notifyResize();}); twttr.events.bind('resize', function (event) {notifyResize();});if (parent && parent._resizeIframe) {var maxWidth = parseInt(window.frameElement.getAttribute("width")); if ( 500 < maxWidth) {window.frameElement.setAttribute("width", "500");}}We would like to thank the Texas Blockchain Summit for hosting us and the amazing Nano community members that attended the meet-up on Sunday!The Nano Foundation will also be presenting the Nano protocol at the Austin Startup Week 2019, which spotlights influential and innovative startups and organizations started in Austin.Decentralization UpdateAs we close in on 100 Principal Representatives, we would like to take a moment to remind everyone that decentralization of the Nano network is in your hands. If you wish to contribute to the strength of the network, you can do so easily, by using your wallet to change your representative right now.Check out this quick video for a simple overview of why changing your representative is so important — and easy!https://medium.com/media/4daf2e53733910b81bc93d4ee17a4d39/hrefYou can find out more information and read a summary of the state of decentralization by checking out this great post by Nano Center Ambassador arranHarty.Nano Foundation does not endorse or approve products and/or services used or developed by third parties. Any links to third party software or sites are for informational purposes only. Nano Foundation bears no responsibility for the operability, accuracy, legality or content of third party products and/or services. Any questions regarding third-party material should be directed to that party.Weekly Update 9/20/19 was originally published in Nano on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.

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19. 09. 20

V20 — A Look at Lydia

V20 — A Look at Lydia2019 has already brought substantial updates to the Nano protocol: V18.0 Dolphin was able to glide in with key optimizations that reinforced the speedy transactions that Nano is renowned for. V19.0 Solidus introduced block cementing and Dynamic PoW, which strengthened the node and made it even easier for services to integrate.And our upcoming release, V20.0 Lydia, is now primed to add increased resilience to the network with some key changes.Introducing Nano PoWWe’ve been working hard the past few months on putting this release together and are proud to announce the upcoming availability of Nano PoW, an open-source, memory-hard Proof-of-Work algorithm based on the subset-sum problem. After development and verification from various industry experts, Nano PoW will be added as an optional PoW method in V20.0RC1 and included in the final V20.0 release.Why Nano PoW?Without transaction fees, Nano relies on a small Proof-of-Work to provide spam resistance. The concept is simple: using computational resources, the PoW value provided for a block must be above a threshold, or the block will be immediately discarded as invalid.The current PoW algorithm and threshold was established in Nano in 2017, and since then, the need to change the required resources to produce a transaction has increased. After evaluating existing solutions, it became clear that the unique requirements of Nano meant something entirely new had to be designed. So we set off to create just that: a new memory-hard algorithm that was trivial to verify, had a small proof size, took minimal energy, and had a simple specification.When will it go into effect?Plans for transitioning the entire network to use Nano PoW are being laid, which will involve the distribution of epoch blocks at a later date. More information on this transition to come.We will be releasing more details around Nano PoW soon, starting with a high-level overview early next week. This will be supported by a complete technical explanation of the design from Colin LeMahieu, once it is made available in the first V20 Release Candidate. With lots of questions and discussions to be had, we invite everyone to join the discussions across our many channels, including Reddit and our Discord server.And as if a new PoW algorithm wasn’t enough for this release, we also have other significant updates coming with Lydia:Config management made easyConfiguration management is something we have been eager to improve for a while. Existing .json config files are challenging to maintain and don’t allow commenting. Additionally, both the node and user have been writing to the same file, which can cause confusion and overwriting of values over time.With Lydia, we are moving to a .toml format for better legibility and to allow commenting. We will also have defaults in the node so users can override only the values they wish to change. This setup will make things easier to read, maintain, and understand going forward.TOML config file support and migration by cryptocode · Pull Request #2221 · nanocurrency/nano-nodeBeta net brings better optimizationsThe extensive beta testing performed on the Solidus release over the last 2 months revealed various areas for improvement both in the node and in our testing and release processes. Various team members helped implement some fundamental advances in the beta network setup and have been using those to drive even more understanding of network behaviors.We would like to give a huge thanks to our fantastic community of beta-testers for all their help!Development Update: Beta Network RefreshLydia is taking the lessons learned on beta and optimizing various node operations, including block propagation, vote caching and rebroadcasting, bootstrap behavior, and disk I/O operations. This version continues the trend of optimizing and streamlining the node for lower, more efficient resource usage across the board.Dynamic PoW from outside the walletWhen Dynamic Proof-of-Work and Prioritization was implemented, it was done so within the architecture of the node wallet, resulting in the node only requesting rework when using wallet-based RPC calls. As the node wallet is only for testing and development use, this left external, production integrations on their own for implementing the tracking and rework requests to give their users higher Proof-of-Work during heavy traffic times.With V20.0, it will be possible to signal to the node that it should watch a published block for any delays that would warrant rework, and then handle those work requests. This will happen by default with process RPC calls (but can be disabled), so anyone gets to enjoy these benefits. Go Lydia!Experimental support for RocksDBPlease note: The current implementation of RockDB is not recommended for production systems. It is currently experimental and suggested for testing and development use only.Since the beginning, the Nano node has used the Lightning Memory-Mapped Database (LMDB) to manage the ledger. Despite many useful advantages of LMDB, it remains aggressive in the amount of disk I/O operations it executes. Exploration of other alternative databases highlighted RocksDB as a good candidate in providing better performance for disk I/O, so we’ve included an optional implementation for experimentation.Early tests indicate disk I/O will likely be lower with default configurations, and additional tuning should allow us to optimize further as we work to tweak and validate RocksDB as a potential option for use in future production nodes.Adds RocksDB support by wezrule · Pull Request #2197 · nanocurrency/nano-nodeChanges to scope for V20.0During the V19.0 development process, we started early planning for future releases. As part of this, we identified a few items for inclusion in V20.0 such as Dual-phase Voting, Durable Snapshots (depends on Dual-phase Voting) and moving the Wallet out of process. But as development ramped up for this version, we had opportunities to shift these features around to include Nano PoW and some other significant updates outlined above.These changes have been updated on our Upcoming Features documentation as we look forward to getting V20.0 in the hands of node operators and start moving towards V21.0.A solid upgrade after SolidusFollowing in the footsteps of V19.0 Solidus was going to be hard, but the improvements Lydia is bringing to the table are enough to get excited about the future of the Nano network. To keep up to date on progress with this release, check out the V20.0 GitHub Milestone.If you wish to join us for some beta testing, please hit up the Beta Network documentation and join us on Discord in the #beta-net channel.V20 — A Look at Lydia was originally published in Nano on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.

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19. 09. 20

The Nano Publication Now Ac...

Help strengthen the Nano ecosystem and increase the reach of your work.We are excited to be opening our publication up to the talented writers of the Nano community. Moving forward, anyone is welcome to submit an article for review and potential publication.Submissions may consist of economic, technical, or community subjects, and can be as detailed or as general as you like.A Few Things to Know Before Submitting a New DraftOriginal content is bestWe want your writing to as widely read as possible, and original content will always perform better on Medium. However, we will still consider the publication of high quality older content.We may need to make some changesLet’s work together to make things great! We want to help ensure your articles are free from grammatical or factual errors and well presented to the reader. We may also suggest the addition of graphics, logos, and other improvements that we will help to support your writing.What will we publish?Well crafted and quality content relating to all aspects of the Nano ecosystem — the range is broad. We encourage your articles to cover anything from Nano’s economics, to the technical intricacies of the protocol, to methods for garnering adoption and more. Whether you want to write about the sustainable qualities of Nano, it’s ease of use, the potential impact on global finance, we will consider it.We will not consider any investment, trading/price or generally off-topic submissions for publication.Thank you for contributing!We want you to receive full credit for the articles to create. You are encouraged to add a couple of sentences to tell the readers who you are, and potentially linking to your other work or contact.If you’re interested in contributing to our blog, then please complete this form, and we will follow up with you promptly.The Nano Publication Now Accepting Community Submissions was originally published in Nano on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.

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19. 09. 19

Weekly Update 9/13/19

There is no shortage of things to shout about this week, we welcome Metal Pay into the Nano ecosystem, Kappture publishes their Nano based cryptocurrency promo vid and more on the browser-based NanoQuakeJS.Keep reading and catch up with the rest of what’s happening in the Nano community.Nano now available on Metal Paybody[data-twttr-rendered="true"] {background-color: transparent;}.twitter-tweet {margin: auto !important;}We're pleased to announce the addition of $NANO to the @metalpaysme marketplace - Nano is now available for purchase in 41 jurisdictions across the United States via the Metal Pay iOS app. https://t.co/tfqqgrUhTX — @nanofunction notifyResize(height) {height = height ? height : document.documentElement.offsetHeight; var resized = false; if (window.donkey && donkey.resize) {donkey.resize(height);resized = true;}if (parent && parent._resizeIframe) {var obj = {iframe: window.frameElement, height: height}; parent._resizeIframe(obj); resized = true;}if (window.location && window.location.hash === "#amp=1" && window.parent && window.parent.postMessage) {window.parent.postMessage({sentinel: "amp", type: "embed-size", height: height}, "*");}if (window.webkit && window.webkit.messageHandlers && window.webkit.messageHandlers.resize) {window.webkit.messageHandlers.resize.postMessage(height); resized = true;}return resized;}twttr.events.bind('rendered', function (event) {notifyResize();}); twttr.events.bind('resize', function (event) {notifyResize();});if (parent && parent._resizeIframe) {var maxWidth = parseInt(window.frameElement.getAttribute("width")); if ( 500 < maxWidth) {window.frameElement.setAttribute("width", "500");}}Following the recent addition to both Uphold.com and Crytpo.com, Nano continues to draw the attention of established cryptocurrency platforms, with Metal Pay being the latest to add Nano to its marketplace. Nano is now available for purchase in 41 jurisdictions across the United States on the Metal Pay iOS app.Metal Pay welcomes Nano to our MarketplaceMetal has a clearly stated mission to make the world a better place by changing the way the world views money. These values align well with the benefits provided by Nano, which allows global participation in a world economy by removing barriers such as transaction fees and delays.Kappture Promo featuring Nanohttps://medium.com/media/b94e926c03e4f9d5c1fa707cb51e0f1a/hrefThe UK based electronic point of sale company is making a concerted push to help their clients and partners appreciate the benefits of providing customers with the opportunity to pay with cryptocurrency. Working with the Nano community to develop intuitive contactless and QR-based payment channels, Kappture has put the speed and fee-less nature of Nano transactions at the heart of their integration.Accepting cryptocurrency at the point-of-sale Neil Haran @kappturelabs, June 29th, 2019Neil Haran CTO at Kappture, shared the recent promo via Twitter:body[data-twttr-rendered="true"] {background-color: transparent;}.twitter-tweet {margin: auto !important;}Kappture #cryptocurrency promo video. Sharing with partners &amp; clients immediately. ☑️Standard Kappture feature. ☑️No transaction fees. ☑️Sub-second *confirmed* #payments. ☑️QR code or #contactless (even on iPhone). Thread... https://t.co/i8Rr6at3Hz — @neil_haranfunction notifyResize(height) {height = height ? height : document.documentElement.offsetHeight; var resized = false; if (window.donkey && donkey.resize) {donkey.resize(height);resized = true;}if (parent && parent._resizeIframe) {var obj = {iframe: window.frameElement, height: height}; parent._resizeIframe(obj); resized = true;}if (window.location && window.location.hash === "#amp=1" && window.parent && window.parent.postMessage) {window.parent.postMessage({sentinel: "amp", type: "embed-size", height: height}, "*");}if (window.webkit && window.webkit.messageHandlers && window.webkit.messageHandlers.resize) {window.webkit.messageHandlers.resize.postMessage(height); resized = true;}return resized;}twttr.events.bind('rendered', function (event) {notifyResize();}); twttr.events.bind('resize', function (event) {notifyResize();});if (parent && parent._resizeIframe) {var maxWidth = parseInt(window.frameElement.getAttribute("width")); if ( 500 < maxWidth) {window.frameElement.setAttribute("width", "500");}}Nano is expected to go live on Kappture in November — stay tuned for more updates on this exciting venture.NanoQuake in your browser!NanoQuakeJS launched last week and has captured the attention of crypto gaming enthusiasts across the crypto-sphere.body[data-twttr-rendered="true"] {background-color: transparent;}.twitter-tweet {margin: auto !important;}I really love my job. Today I've been playing the original Quake in a web browser, BUT the game is tied to my NANO cryptocurrency wallet. It pays out for the amount of damage you do per game. Yes, I'm getting PAID to do damage in Quake. The future is now, folks. — @maxemolefunction notifyResize(height) {height = height ? height : document.documentElement.offsetHeight; var resized = false; if (window.donkey && donkey.resize) {donkey.resize(height);resized = true;}if (parent && parent._resizeIframe) {var obj = {iframe: window.frameElement, height: height}; parent._resizeIframe(obj); resized = true;}if (window.location && window.location.hash === "#amp=1" && window.parent && window.parent.postMessage) {window.parent.postMessage({sentinel: "amp", type: "embed-size", height: height}, "*");}if (window.webkit && window.webkit.messageHandlers && window.webkit.messageHandlers.resize) {window.webkit.messageHandlers.resize.postMessage(height); resized = true;}return resized;}twttr.events.bind('rendered', function (event) {notifyResize();}); twttr.events.bind('resize', function (event) {notifyResize();});if (parent && parent._resizeIframe) {var maxWidth = parseInt(window.frameElement.getAttribute("width")); if ( 500 < maxWidth) {window.frameElement.setAttribute("width", "500");}}Designed to highlight the suitability of the Nano protocol for in-game microtransactions, NanoQuake combines the future of money with classic gaming and offers players a great way to earn their first Nano.This evolution of the familiar NanoQuake proof-of-concept is powered by the Snapy.io Nano APIEarn NANO playing Quake 3 with free to play NanoQuakeJS | MickyRemember to fill out this quick form before playing and change your name in-game to ensure you get your Nano payouts.News from around the Nano ecosystem:The NanoCast — September EditionShawn, Patrick, and Wesley return this month for another meandering chat covering all the significant developments from the last few weeks in the Nano ecosystem and a not too technical look ahead to the changes expected in the next major node release, Lydia.https://medium.com/media/089b7ea951a7b0e6ab229cf376589945/hrefNanoCenter project updatesThe NanoCenter announced two new projects had entered the funding stage this week. Twitch streamer and Nano enthusiast Trigger Haven introduced his proposal for Nano sponsored marble races. This unique distribution method will allow viewers to win and claim small amounts of Nano from within the Twitch chat.body[data-twttr-rendered="true"] {background-color: transparent;}.twitter-tweet {margin: auto !important;}The Nano Center Project for Community Funding: Twitch Distribution Games and Faucet from TriggerHaven https://t.co/AVLbPFWK87 $NANO #nanocommunity — @TheNanoCenterfunction notifyResize(height) {height = height ? height : document.documentElement.offsetHeight; var resized = false; if (window.donkey && donkey.resize) {donkey.resize(height);resized = true;}if (parent && parent._resizeIframe) {var obj = {iframe: window.frameElement, height: height}; parent._resizeIframe(obj); resized = true;}if (window.location && window.location.hash === "#amp=1" && window.parent && window.parent.postMessage) {window.parent.postMessage({sentinel: "amp", type: "embed-size", height: height}, "*");}if (window.webkit && window.webkit.messageHandlers && window.webkit.messageHandlers.resize) {window.webkit.messageHandlers.resize.postMessage(height); resized = true;}return resized;}twttr.events.bind('rendered', function (event) {notifyResize();}); twttr.events.bind('resize', function (event) {notifyResize();});if (parent && parent._resizeIframe) {var maxWidth = parseInt(window.frameElement.getAttribute("width")); if ( 500 < maxWidth) {window.frameElement.setAttribute("width", "500");}}Nano Venezuela also announced an ambitious proposal to create and install a large scale billboard in the Venezuelan capital, Caracas, to raise brand awareness of Nano in the crypto-loving country.body[data-twttr-rendered="true"] {background-color: transparent;}.twitter-tweet {margin: auto !important;}The Nano Center Project for Community Funding: Nano Venezuela Billboard https://t.co/AAjkjObn3q $NANO #nanocommunity — @TheNanoCenterfunction notifyResize(height) {height = height ? height : document.documentElement.offsetHeight; var resized = false; if (window.donkey && donkey.resize) {donkey.resize(height);resized = true;}if (parent && parent._resizeIframe) {var obj = {iframe: window.frameElement, height: height}; parent._resizeIframe(obj); resized = true;}if (window.location && window.location.hash === "#amp=1" && window.parent && window.parent.postMessage) {window.parent.postMessage({sentinel: "amp", type: "embed-size", height: height}, "*");}if (window.webkit && window.webkit.messageHandlers && window.webkit.messageHandlers.resize) {window.webkit.messageHandlers.resize.postMessage(height); resized = true;}return resized;}twttr.events.bind('rendered', function (event) {notifyResize();}); twttr.events.bind('resize', function (event) {notifyResize();});if (parent && parent._resizeIframe) {var maxWidth = parseInt(window.frameElement.getAttribute("width")); if ( 500 < maxWidth) {window.frameElement.setAttribute("width", "500");}}Nanowallet.io and Brainblocks announcementBrainBlocks and NanoWallet.io recently announced that they would be moving forward as separate entities with immediate effect:NanoWallet departure from BrainBlocksThere has been minimal disruption to services during the transitional period, and both have provided updates on their platforms this weekBrainBlocksbody[data-twttr-rendered="true"] {background-color: transparent;}.twitter-tweet {margin: auto !important;}NANO's fastest payment processor just got a whole lot faster! We can now process your transaction is less than 1 second on average. Try it out today at https://t.co/1b1rW7KHmL — @BrainBlocksPayfunction notifyResize(height) {height = height ? height : document.documentElement.offsetHeight; var resized = false; if (window.donkey && donkey.resize) {donkey.resize(height);resized = true;}if (parent && parent._resizeIframe) {var obj = {iframe: window.frameElement, height: height}; parent._resizeIframe(obj); resized = true;}if (window.location && window.location.hash === "#amp=1" && window.parent && window.parent.postMessage) {window.parent.postMessage({sentinel: "amp", type: "embed-size", height: height}, "*");}if (window.webkit && window.webkit.messageHandlers && window.webkit.messageHandlers.resize) {window.webkit.messageHandlers.resize.postMessage(height); resized = true;}return resized;}twttr.events.bind('rendered', function (event) {notifyResize();}); twttr.events.bind('resize', function (event) {notifyResize();});if (parent && parent._resizeIframe) {var maxWidth = parseInt(window.frameElement.getAttribute("width")); if ( 500 < maxWidth) {window.frameElement.setAttribute("width", "500");}}As a popular Nano payment processor, Brainblocks provides merchants with a quick way to integrate cryptocurrency payments into their websites. Following a recent update to the platform, payments are now even faster, and users can see their payments processed in under a second!For more information on using BrainBlocks to integrate Nano into your e-commerce store then visit their website: https://brainblocks.io/Nanowallet.ioAs the largest web-based wallet in the Nano ecosystem, nanowallet.io also offered an update on the separation and their plans to improve the familiar wallet.Bitcoin Superstore RebrandBitcoin Superstore, a popular platform that allows customers to use Nano to book flights and hotels, order groceries, and buy from nearly any online retailer worldwide, has rebranded to AnchorX.Introducing AnchorXUpcoming EventsLast call for this weekend’s Nano eventsbody[data-twttr-rendered="true"] {background-color: transparent;}.twitter-tweet {margin: auto !important;}Calling all Texan #blockchain enthusiasts! If you want to learn more about #digitalmoney from $NANO founder @ColinLeMahieu, then reserve your place and join the Nano Foundation at next weekend's @txblockchain summit. https://t.co/6ZQgireuWl — @nanofunction notifyResize(height) {height = height ? height : document.documentElement.offsetHeight; var resized = false; if (window.donkey && donkey.resize) {donkey.resize(height);resized = true;}if (parent && parent._resizeIframe) {var obj = {iframe: window.frameElement, height: height}; parent._resizeIframe(obj); resized = true;}if (window.location && window.location.hash === "#amp=1" && window.parent && window.parent.postMessage) {window.parent.postMessage({sentinel: "amp", type: "embed-size", height: height}, "*");}if (window.webkit && window.webkit.messageHandlers && window.webkit.messageHandlers.resize) {window.webkit.messageHandlers.resize.postMessage(height); resized = true;}return resized;}twttr.events.bind('rendered', function (event) {notifyResize();}); twttr.events.bind('resize', function (event) {notifyResize();});if (parent && parent._resizeIframe) {var maxWidth = parseInt(window.frameElement.getAttribute("width")); if ( 500 < maxWidth) {window.frameElement.setAttribute("width", "500");}}Nano founder and lead developer, Colin LeMahieu, will be introducing the Nano protocol to the audience at the Texas Blockchain Summit on September 14th, 2019.The following day, Colin and members of the Nano Foundation will be hosting an informal meetup at The Austin Beer Garden Brewing Co where everyone is invited to come along and to say hello and talk some Nano.Nano Foundation does not endorse or approve products and/or services used or developed by third parties. Any links to third party software or sites are for informational purposes only. Nano Foundation bears no responsibility for the operability, accuracy, legality or content of third party products and/or services. Any questions regarding third-party material should be directed to that party.Weekly Update 9/13/19 was originally published in Nano on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.

Nano

19. 09. 13

Weekly Update 9/6/19

This week we recognize a few fantastic demonstrations of Nano as a digital money, and the Nano founder heads to Texas later this month for another talk, this time at Austin Startup Week 2019.Nano is the most used digital currency on a popular live-streamWith over 400 transactions at the time of writing, Nano is by far the most used digital money for feeding birds on an interactive live stream recently created by YouTuber Mr. Dove. The live-stream has proved so popular that it made the news this week on Yahoo Finance.The bird feeder accepts Bitcoin, Litecoin, Doge, as well as Nano, and since its inception cryptocurrency users can appreciate both the beautiful sounds of bird song as well as the characteristics of their digital money of choice. Follow along here to watch the live stream.Nano heading to Austin Startup Week 2019Nano Founder Colin LeMahieu will be speaking at another event in Austin this month, this time at Austin Startup Week 2019. Colin will be joined by Zach Hyatt, another Austin native and project manager for the Nano Foundation, to speak on “Beyond Basic Blockchains”. The event is on September 23rd and can be found here, it’s also free to register and attend!Started in 2011, Austin Startup Week is dedicated to celebrating Austin startups, and each year the Austin startup community recognizes and meets up with selected organizations throughout the week to share their innovations and thoughts. We are excited to see you there!This event comes around a week after the Texas Blockchain Summit and our ‘Beers with Colin’ event, also held in Austin. So come stay a while and enjoy some beer and Nano talks.NanoQuakeJS — Now on your web browserThe ever-popular NanoQuake game, which has inspired many within the Nano community to make more plugins and games, has a new implementation which allows anyone to play NanoQuake from their browser.This new iteration of Quake started as a way to demonstrate the feasibility of playing games through a web browser, and now has the added fun of playing for Nano. Read more about the project announcement here.Nano founder interviewed on CryptoFinderThis week Nano Founder Colin LeMahieu was also featured on CryptoFinder and fielded questions regarding the technical aspects of the digital money. CryptoFinder is a platform and YouTube channel dedicated to teaching individuals about specific digital currencies, exchanges, and services. To watch the deep-diving interview on YouTube, click here.Nano Foundation does not endorse or approve products and/or services used or developed by third parties. Any links to third party software or sites are for informational purposes only. Nano Foundation bears no responsibility for the operability, accuracy, legality or content of third party products and/or services. Any questions regarding third party material should be directed to that party.Weekly Update 9/6/19 was originally published in Nano on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.

Nano

19. 09. 06

Weekly Update 8/30/19

With a busy week of exciting new integrations behind us, we look forward to some upcoming Nano events in September and provide an update on the Nano Foundation team.Nano added to popular cryptocurrency platforms — it’s never been easier to access Nano!Crypto.com Lists Nano — opening up accessibility across the USA and AsiaOn Tuesday Crypto.com announced the addition of Nano onto their platform. The listing represents a significant milestone in the expansion of the Nano ecosystem, with people now able to easily buy and sell Nano all around the globe, including much of North America and Asia.Crypto.com offers a wide variety of features including enabling its users to quickly convert Nano into fiat currencies and spend at over 40 million merchants globally via the MCO Visa Card.Nano added to Upholdbody[data-twttr-rendered="true"] {background-color: transparent;}.twitter-tweet {margin: auto !important;}NANO Community - We heard your feedback and we're excited to announce that #NANO is LIVE on #Uphold. We're celebrating with 24-hours of ZERO EXCHANGE FEES for buys on $NANO! 🎉 Learn more and guess what's launching tomorrow on the #15daysofcrypto page ➡️ https://t.co/eCDqU3ukje — @UpholdIncfunction notifyResize(height) {height = height ? height : document.documentElement.offsetHeight; var resized = false; if (window.donkey && donkey.resize) {donkey.resize(height); resized = true;}if (parent && parent._resizeIframe) {var obj = {iframe: window.frameElement, height: height}; parent._resizeIframe(obj); resized = true;}if (window.location && window.location.hash === "#amp=1" && window.parent && window.parent.postMessage) {window.parent.postMessage({sentinel: "amp", type: "embed-size", height: height}, "*");}if (window.webkit && window.webkit.messageHandlers && window.webkit.messageHandlers.resize) {window.webkit.messageHandlers.resize.postMessage(height); resized = true;}return resized;}twttr.events.bind('rendered', function (event) {notifyResize();}); twttr.events.bind('resize', function (event) {notifyResize();});if (parent && parent._resizeIframe) {var maxWidth = parseInt(window.frameElement.getAttribute("width")); if ( 500 < maxWidth) {window.frameElement.setAttribute("width", "500");}}Nano was yesterday unveiled as the 11th cryptocurrency to be added to the popular and user-friendly platform, following Wednesday’s clue in Uphold’s #15daysofcrypto promotion. This integration is a positive step forward in increasing the availability and ease of access to Nano around the world.Users can buy, sell and trade Nano with 23 fiat currencies, 4 precious metals and a growing selection of other cryptocurrencies right now on Uphold.Nano Foundation Team UpdateOur team has evolved a lot over the last two years, welcoming new faces and bidding farewell to familiar ones. Today we thank Mica Busch for his efforts with the Nano Foundation as he takes on new challenges in his career. Mica has helped cover a wide range of responsibilities during his time with the team and will remain a valuable member of the Nano community moving forward, we all wish him well in his new role.Thank you for everything Mica and good luck in your next endeavors!Looking forward to upcoming eventsSeptember is gearing up to be a busy month for Nano, so here’s a couple of reminders of upcoming events:Nano heading to the Texas Blockchain SummitNano founder and lead developer, Colin LeMahieu will be introducing the Nano protocol to the audience at theTexas Blockchain Summit on September 14th, 2019. Anyone interested in attending the event can find more information here.Austin MeetupThe following day, Colin and members of the Nano Foundation will be hosting an informal meetup at The Austin Beer Garden Brewing Co. where everyone is invited to come along and to say hello and talk some Nano — full details here.Nano Foundation does not endorse or approve products and/or services used or developed by third parties. Any links to third party software or sites are for informational purposes only. Nano Foundation bears no responsibility for the operability, accuracy, legality or content of third party products and/or services. Any questions regarding third-party material should be directed to that party.Weekly Update 8/30/19 was originally published in Nano on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.

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19. 08. 30

Weekly Update 8/23/19

This week we highlight some encouraging grassroots adoption work from the GhanaianNano community, tell you all you need to know about our recent Beta network refresh and show off the latest developments in Nano network monitoring.Real-world testing begins in GhanaA new project allowing Ghanaian users to pay for cellular airtime with Nano via Telegram was presented on Reddit this week.The local Ghanan team has posted their first videos, showing off the early prototype in a live environment! Check them out:body[data-twttr-rendered="true"] {background-color: transparent;}.twitter-tweet {margin: auto !important;}Buying Ghana airtime with Nano @nanoissuperior @nano @BTC4Revolution https://t.co/tuwgC7K6ow — @GhanaNanofunction notifyResize(height) {height = height ? height : document.documentElement.offsetHeight; var resized = false; if (window.donkey && donkey.resize) {donkey.resize(height); resized = true;}if (parent && parent._resizeIframe) {var obj = {iframe: window.frameElement, height: height}; parent._resizeIframe(obj); resized = true;}if (window.location && window.location.hash === "#amp=1" && window.parent && window.parent.postMessage) {window.parent.postMessage({sentinel: "amp", type: "embed-size", height: height}, "*");}if (window.webkit && window.webkit.messageHandlers && window.webkit.messageHandlers.resize) {window.webkit.messageHandlers.resize.postMessage(height); resized = true;}return resized;}twttr.events.bind('rendered', function (event) {notifyResize();}); twttr.events.bind('resize', function (event) {notifyResize();});if (parent && parent._resizeIframe) {var maxWidth = parseInt(window.frameElement.getAttribute("width")); if ( 500 < maxWidth) {window.frameElement.setAttribute("width", "500");}}body[data-twttr-rendered="true"] {background-color: transparent;}.twitter-tweet {margin: auto !important;}Nano to Airtime prototype being shown to an airtime vendor in Ghana 🇬🇭 @nano @nanoissuperior @BTC4Revolution @FundacionNanoVE @NanoCMT https://t.co/O1WnJ9Blm2 — @GhanaNanofunction notifyResize(height) {height = height ? height : document.documentElement.offsetHeight; var resized = false; if (window.donkey && donkey.resize) {donkey.resize(height); resized = true;}if (parent && parent._resizeIframe) {var obj = {iframe: window.frameElement, height: height}; parent._resizeIframe(obj); resized = true;}if (window.location && window.location.hash === "#amp=1" && window.parent && window.parent.postMessage) {window.parent.postMessage({sentinel: "amp", type: "embed-size", height: height}, "*");}if (window.webkit && window.webkit.messageHandlers && window.webkit.messageHandlers.resize) {window.webkit.messageHandlers.resize.postMessage(height); resized = true;}return resized;}twttr.events.bind('rendered', function (event) {notifyResize();}); twttr.events.bind('resize', function (event) {notifyResize();});if (parent && parent._resizeIframe) {var maxWidth = parseInt(window.frameElement.getAttribute("width")); if ( 500 < maxWidth) {window.frameElement.setAttribute("width", "500");}}Recent developments within the Ghanaian banking sector have seen at least 70,000 people lose around $1.6 billion in savings. There is hope amongst cryptocurrency enthusiasts that the technology will provide an alternative option for people to manage their wealth, both now and in the future.As the expanding community around Nano explores innovative methods of translating fast and fee-less transactions into real-world utility, it’s promising to see these types of developments happening around the world.Introducing NanoTickerBringing together data from the node monitors across the Nano network, NanoTicker.info offers unprecedented real-time statistics on the performance and load of the network in a well-presented dashboard.The most comprehensive network monitor to date.NanoTicker features include:Real-time chartsChecked blocks, confirmed blocks, unchecked blocks, blocks/second, confirmations/second, confirmation time, connected peers, sync status, memory usage and supported monitorsBoth maximum and minimum values recorded but also Median values from ALL monitors which will give a good indication of overall healthDetailed chart description when hovering over titlesSpecial local node chart with peer stake required, stake visible and with the latest version statsA detailed real-time table with all monitors. Searchable, sortable for any value and comparison against min/max by selecting rows. Automatically updated every 15sec.If you run a Nano node and want to start contributing data to NanoTicker, then check out the original thread on our subreddit.Beta Network gets a fresh startFollowing productive and successful community testing of our previous 2 milestone releases, Dolphin and Solidus, we have decided to refresh the beta network. This will allow even more rigorous testing of upcoming protocol development.The refresh includes a redistribution of the voting weight, allowing broader community participation and responsibility. This will result in the majority of the voting weight being permanently online and will allow anyone to perform tests as necessary when they need. PoW requirements have also been lowered, providing much more efficient avenue for generating blocks on the network.This is also the perfect time for you to get involved with Beta testing! You can find all of the basic requirements for being a valuable beta tester in the update released last weekend:Development Update: Beta Network RefreshThank you to all of the amazing and talented beta testers working hard to ensure Nano continues to stand out from the crowd and remain on the cutting edge of cryptocurrency development!Keep an eye on our blog over the coming weeks for all the improvements that are coming with V20 — Lydia.Beers with Colin — Austin MeetupJoin us for an informal ‘Beers and Chat’ with Colin LeMahieu, founder of Nano, along with other Nano Foundation team members. Come and talk shop about the latest in Nano news and upcoming releases. We will be at The Austin Beer Garden Brewing Co. known for its award-winning original brews, and a wonderful menu of pizzas, salads, and other local fare.Where:The Austin Beer Garden Brewing Co.When:September 15th at 12:00 Noon to 4:00 PMLimited availability — RSVP here.Weekly Update 8/23/19 was originally published in Nano on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.

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19. 08. 23

Development Update: Beta Ne...

The Nano beta network has been crucial in assisting the development of the Nano node and protocol since it was set up over a year ago. Our latest release, V19.0 Solidus, is an excellent example of how helpful beta participants from the community have been, as they heavily tested builds for more than a month. Each of them enjoyed being on top of every recent development and optimization, often discussing data points at length and offering up contributions to our release.Solidus is live on the Nano networkTo celebrate what has been accomplished so far, we have been refreshing the beta network over the past few weeks, setting things up for even more success going forward. This refresh essentially creates a whole new beta network, but what exactly does this mean?A new genesis block is defined in V20.0+ builds which effectively establishes a new beta network, as all blocks need to be traced back to this genesis one.Its participants decide the network state. As long as there is at least one node with the old ledger (tracing back to the old genesis block), the old beta network will continue to exist, somewhere.As more people join the new network, it becomes the de facto beta network for testing the most recent developments.Testers only need to delete their existing ledgers and upgrade their nodes to the latest V20.0 build to participate on the new beta network.Part of the decision to reset the beta network was to allow a redistribution of the voting weight, allowing broader community participation and responsibility. The weight distribution follows a list that was agreed upon by active beta testers and will result in the majority of the voting weight being permanently online. This redistribution will allow anyone to perform their tests as necessary when they need.The decentralized nature of the Open Representative Voting consensus mechanism makes it challenging to test openly in a public network. We are thankful to have experienced and responsible representative owners to rely on, allowing us to be more confident in the results measured with each change.We’ve also made it easier to generate valid work for blocks by lowering the work threshold by 16 times, allowing for easier generation of large volumes of blocks for network stress and saturation tests. Previously these took a few days to generate; they can now be done multiple times per day for faster testing cycles.Out with the old, in with the new. The new beta network will result in more streamlined testing.Beta testing of V19.0 saw a total of six Release Candidate (RC) builds deployed. We have since made changes to the deployment pipeline for quicker turnaround, so we are introducing Development Builds (DB) in the process. These builds will be deployed more frequently, both as major features make it into the development branch, and when performance tweaks are desired. They allow for testing a smaller set of features and bug fixes with each successive build, giving higher confidence in establishing a causal relationship between the changes we made and the results observed. The introduction of DBs also reflects the status of RC builds and their potential for being shipped.Participating in beta testingWhile a majority of the beta funds will have been distributed to previous beta testers, we welcome and appreciate anyone setting up a node, no matter how capable performance-wise. However, your contribution to beta testing will be more helpful if you can ensure that you will:Keep your node up-to-date with the latest release, whether with automated tools or manuallyParticipate in discussions and provide results through our Discord server on the #beta-net channelTell others about all the tests you perform in advanceCreate Github issues with your findingsIf you meet the criteria above, then here is how you can get involved in beta testing:Read our documentation to learn how to set up a node and how we perform testsJoin the Discord server and let us know you’re running a beta node — you will get a sweet Beta Tester role and get notified on updates and new developmentsIn our next article, we will let you know about the most recent changes that are coming with V20 — Lydia.Development Update: Beta Network Refresh was originally published in Nano on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.

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19. 08. 17

Weekly Update 8/16/19

Maintaining the momentum generated through July we have another great week’s worth of developments in the Nano ecosystem to share with you. Live transactions from within the Unreal Engine, Kappture inspired contactless iOS payments via Natrium as well as some upcoming events to share, let’s get to it.Unreal functionalityWe often talk about Nano being an efficient, light, and versatile protocol that can be quickly added to an incredibly wide range of projects. We have seen notable progress in the addition of microtransactions to video games, with people receiving Nano payment for their in-game exploits in NanoQuake and Player Killers ExchangeNano Foundation core protocol Developer Wesley Shillingford has showcased his own gaming project, developing a Nano plugin for the popular Unreal Engine:https://medium.com/media/9e3c37e3bf3e589a76358c2e2b7f0e82/hrefThe upcoming plugin represents an exciting indication of the considerable potential for Nano to be integrated into modern games engines. It will help empower games developers to integrate digital money into their projects with ease and start unlocking the true potential of Nano.There is even an ongoing project in development via the NanoCenter to add Nano to the Unity3D engine. The future of Nano powered gaming transactions is looking brighter every day!Kappture working to strengthen the ecosystem.A couple of weeks ago, we highlighted the collaborative efforts Kappture and Natrium in developing and deploying contactless Nano payments via the Android mobile app.Following recent changes to the Apple Near Field Communication policies, developers can now harness the power of contactless payments on the popular mobiles devices. Kappture have once again shown incredible tenacity in quickly bringing this functionality to the Nano ecosystem and have showcased the convenient tap to pay method on Twitter:body[data-twttr-rendered="true"] {background-color: transparent;}.twitter-tweet {margin: auto !important;}Sub-second feeless #contactless $NANO #cryptocurrency payment on stock iPhone 7. https://t.co/sXWnno0f15 — @neil_haranfunction notifyResize(height) {height = height ? height : document.documentElement.offsetHeight; var resized = false; if (window.donkey && donkey.resize) {donkey.resize(height); resized = true;}if (parent && parent._resizeIframe) {var obj = {iframe: window.frameElement, height: height}; parent._resizeIframe(obj); resized = true;}if (window.location && window.location.hash === "#amp=1" && window.parent && window.parent.postMessage) {window.parent.postMessage({sentinel: "amp", type: "embed-size", height: height}, "*");}if (window.webkit && window.webkit.messageHandlers && window.webkit.messageHandlers.resize) {window.webkit.messageHandlers.resize.postMessage(height); resized = true;}return resized;}twttr.events.bind('rendered', function (event) {notifyResize();}); twttr.events.bind('resize', function (event) {notifyResize();});if (parent && parent._resizeIframe) {var maxWidth = parseInt(window.frameElement.getAttribute("width")); if ( 500 < maxWidth) {window.frameElement.setAttribute("width", "500");}}With functionality expected to be added to the public app soon, it is encouraging to see these collaborative efforts continuing. This type of work helps to push the envelope on how easy cryptocurrency payments can be with fast and fee-less protocol underpinning the user experience.Nano heading to the Texas Blockchain SummitNano founder and lead developer, Colin LeMahieu will be attending the Texas Blockchain Summit hosted by the University of Texas at Austin on September 14th, 2019.Colin will introduce the Nano protocol to the audience — with a focus on the recent improvements to the network, followed by some Q&A.body[data-twttr-rendered="true"] {background-color: transparent;}.twitter-tweet {margin: auto !important;}Next month, Nano founder @ColinLeMahieu will speak at the @txblockchain Summit, hosted by @UTAustin. Colin will introduce and explain Nano to the audience, followed by a Q&amp;A period. When: September 14th, 2019. Where: Austin, Texas More information: https://t.co/6ZQgireuWl — @nanofunction notifyResize(height) {height = height ? height : document.documentElement.offsetHeight; var resized = false; if (window.donkey && donkey.resize) {donkey.resize(height); resized = true;}if (parent && parent._resizeIframe) {var obj = {iframe: window.frameElement, height: height}; parent._resizeIframe(obj); resized = true;}if (window.location && window.location.hash === "#amp=1" && window.parent && window.parent.postMessage) {window.parent.postMessage({sentinel: "amp", type: "embed-size", height: height}, "*");}if (window.webkit && window.webkit.messageHandlers && window.webkit.messageHandlers.resize) {window.webkit.messageHandlers.resize.postMessage(height); resized = true;}return resized;}twttr.events.bind('rendered', function (event) {notifyResize();}); twttr.events.bind('resize', function (event) {notifyResize();});if (parent && parent._resizeIframe) {var maxWidth = parseInt(window.frameElement.getAttribute("width")); if ( 500 < maxWidth) {window.frameElement.setAttribute("width", "500");}}It’s set to be a day full of interesting conversation on the current and future applications of blockchain technology; anyone interested in attending the event can find more information here.Beers with Colin — Austin MeetupJoin us for an informal ‘Beers and Chat’ with Colin LeMahieu, founder of Nano, along with other Nano Foundation team members. Come and talk shop about the latest in Nano news and upcoming releases. We will be at The Austin Beer Garden Brewing Co. known for its award-winning original brews, and a wonderful menu of pizzas, salads, and other local fare.Where:The Austin Beer Garden Brewing Co.Address: 1305 W Oltorf St, Austin, TX 78704When:September 15th at 12:00 Noon to 4:00 PMLimited availability — RSVP here.Weekly Update 8/16/19 was originally published in Nano on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.

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19. 08. 16

Weekly Update 8/9/19

Decentralization drives the update this week as we shine a light on some community analysis of the network and the ever-growing list of Principal Representatives securing it. We also take a look at the Wirex CEO’s presentation from our meetup earlier this summer and catch up with updates from around the Nano ecosystem.Principal Representatives revisitedCommunity member u/arranHarty has provided another thorough assessment of the overall decentralization of the Nano network and Principal Representative list. Following recent clarifications on the voting weight threshold towards becoming a Principal Representative, we have seen the total number jump up to 97!Complimenting this comprehensive overview, u/Roconda posted the thread of the week, analyzing the geographical spread of Nano nodes on the network and their respective VPS providers. There are now more than 300 Nano nodes in over 30 countries.We are seeing more and more people capitalize on the opportunity to make Nano stronger. As awareness grows among the Nano community in how users can further secure the network with a few simple clicks, more people are making an effort to contribute.We are fast approaching 100 Principal Representatives! If you want to help secure the network but have no idea where to start — don’t worry — the process is ultra-fast and you can follow this great video from the Nano Center:https://medium.com/media/454042b8b7b410c258773daad01b6d80/hrefGeorge Coxon featured in a new blockchain reportNano Foundation Chief Operating Officer, George Coxon, has recently been featured in the Zage Blockchain Report where she shares her thoughts on real-world applications of blockchain technology.Visit Zage.io to download a copy of this 255-page report with over 100 other contributors sharing their own insights on blockchain technology.Pavel Matveev presents Wirex at the UK meetupThis week we added another video presentation to our YouTube channel: The Story of Wirex’s Past, Present, and Future.Wirex CEO Pavel Matveev spoke to his company’s origins, recent developments, and where they plan on taking digital currency payments in the future. Pavel offered insight into the Wirex road map, where Nano fits in, and how he sees the industry evolving as adoption increases.https://medium.com/media/7349675c3ac3bf8b7aec821c5fcb3196/hrefFor those short of time, Nano enthusiast Patrick Luberus (u/Qwazhi) provided a useful summary of the presentation on the Nano subreddit. Another quality contribution from an incredibly involved community member — thank you!Brainblocks wallet leaves beta and goes livebody[data-twttr-rendered="true"] {background-color: transparent;}.twitter-tweet {margin: auto !important;}Our team is proud to announce that our new wallet has left Beta and is now ready for prime time! Thank you to everyone who provided us feedback during Beta. We are excited about the future of our platform and we hope that you will join us https://t.co/erzrBdIxtX! — @BrainBlocksPayfunction notifyResize(height) {height = height ? height : document.documentElement.offsetHeight; var resized = false; if (window.donkey && donkey.resize) {donkey.resize(height); resized = true;}if (parent && parent._resizeIframe) {var obj = {iframe: window.frameElement, height: height}; parent._resizeIframe(obj); resized = true;}if (window.location && window.location.hash === "#amp=1" && window.parent && window.parent.postMessage) {window.parent.postMessage({sentinel: "amp", type: "embed-size", height: height}, "*");}if (window.webkit && window.webkit.messageHandlers && window.webkit.messageHandlers.resize) {window.webkit.messageHandlers.resize.postMessage(height); resized = true;}return resized;}twttr.events.bind('rendered', function (event) {notifyResize();}); twttr.events.bind('resize', function (event) {notifyResize();});if (parent && parent._resizeIframe) {var maxWidth = parseInt(window.frameElement.getAttribute("width")); if ( 500 < maxWidth) {window.frameElement.setAttribute("width", "500");}}Brainblocks have released their new web wallet from beta-testing and it is now available for all to use. Anyone interested in checking out their brand-new wallet can head over to the BrainBlocks website to get started.It’ great to see another well-presented wallet enter the Nano ecosystem!Community UpdatesNanoVaultThe hugely popular wallet was updated this week. It brings a host of fixes to the Nano Ledger integration and adds support for vanity accounts on the web wallet. A fantastic community resource just keeps on getting better — thank you for the hard work u/Cronoh.NanoLinks hides birthday treasureCommunity Manager and creator of the most comprehensive repository of Nano community projects and services u/Joohansson celebrated NanoLinks’s first birthday this week. To commemorate the occasion, an elaborate treasure hunt was created for the Nano community to dissect.The energy and determination of Nano treasure hunters have no equal, and the bounty was discovered within a day, despite some friendly accusations the hunt was preposterously tricky.The puzzle covered a broad range of resources, Nano applications and even a hidden QR on the Appian house — a full walkthrough of the solution can be found here.Nano Foundation does not endorse or approve products and/or services used or developed by third parties. Any links to third party software or sites are for informational purposes only. Nano Foundation bears no responsibility for the operability, accuracy, legality, or content of third party products and/or services. Any questions regarding third-party material should be directed to that partyWeekly Update 8/9/19 was originally published in Nano on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.

Nano

19. 08. 09

Weekly Update 8/2/19

Kappture Representing on the Nano NetworkEarlier this week Kappture Chief Technology Officer Neil Haran indicated their intention to support the decentralization of the Nano network with the launch of a very well resourced representative node:body[data-twttr-rendered="true"] {background-color: transparent;}.twitter-tweet {margin: auto !important;}We're releasing details of our $NANO rep this week... fast NVMe SSD &amp; 25Gbps network. Hopefully the community will get behind us and support it! — @neil_haranfunction notifyResize(height) {height = height ? height : document.documentElement.offsetHeight; var resized = false; if (window.donkey && donkey.resize) {donkey.resize(height); resized = true;}if (parent && parent._resizeIframe) {var obj = {iframe: window.frameElement, height: height}; parent._resizeIframe(obj); resized = true;}if (window.location && window.location.hash === "#amp=1" && window.parent && window.parent.postMessage) {window.parent.postMessage({sentinel: "amp", type: "embed-size", height: height}, "*");}if (window.webkit && window.webkit.messageHandlers && window.webkit.messageHandlers.resize) {window.webkit.messageHandlers.resize.postMessage(height); resized = true;}return resized;}twttr.events.bind('rendered', function (event) {notifyResize();}); twttr.events.bind('resize', function (event) {notifyResize();});if (parent && parent._resizeIframe) {var maxWidth = parseInt(window.frameElement.getAttribute("width")); if ( 500 < maxWidth) {window.frameElement.setAttribute("width", "500");}}Nano users are the driving force of decentralization on the network. This was highlighted when within hours, enough conscientious Nano users delegated their voting weight to the new representative(find out how) for it to reach Principal Representative status. This pushed the total amount of decentralizing representatives closer to 100, with 95 now above the required delegated weight.Kappture maintained its’s momentum, posting a new video of a user paying in Nano at one of their electronic point of sale (EPOS) devices. Only this time they didn’t scan a QR code — the transaction was handled via Near Field Communication (NFC)!body[data-twttr-rendered="true"] {background-color: transparent;}.twitter-tweet {margin: auto !important;}NANO #cryptocurrency accepted on our counter-top terminals. This is the setup we demonstrated at the meetup in London... with a twist! Hint: #nfc #contactless https://t.co/JlEKWlKcJm — @neil_haranfunction notifyResize(height) {height = height ? height : document.documentElement.offsetHeight; var resized = false; if (window.donkey && donkey.resize) {donkey.resize(height); resized = true;}if (parent && parent._resizeIframe) {var obj = {iframe: window.frameElement, height: height}; parent._resizeIframe(obj); resized = true;}if (window.location && window.location.hash === "#amp=1" && window.parent && window.parent.postMessage) {window.parent.postMessage({sentinel: "amp", type: "embed-size", height: height}, "*");}if (window.webkit && window.webkit.messageHandlers && window.webkit.messageHandlers.resize) {window.webkit.messageHandlers.resize.postMessage(height); resized = true;}return resized;}twttr.events.bind('rendered', function (event) {notifyResize();}); twttr.events.bind('resize', function (event) {notifyResize();});if (parent && parent._resizeIframe) {var maxWidth = parseInt(window.frameElement.getAttribute("width")); if ( 500 < maxWidth) {window.frameElement.setAttribute("width", "500");}}The contactless functionality was very quickly added to the popular community wallet Natrium:body[data-twttr-rendered="true"] {background-color: transparent;}.twitter-tweet {margin: auto !important;}Natrium v2.0.10 for Android is out! It brings the ability to read NANO URIs via NFC, smaller app size and few bug fixes. @nano $NANO #cryptocurrency #cryptowallet #Crypto — @NatriumIOfunction notifyResize(height) {height = height ? height : document.documentElement.offsetHeight; var resized = false; if (window.donkey && donkey.resize) {donkey.resize(height); resized = true;}if (parent && parent._resizeIframe) {var obj = {iframe: window.frameElement, height: height}; parent._resizeIframe(obj); resized = true;}if (window.location && window.location.hash === "#amp=1" && window.parent && window.parent.postMessage) {window.parent.postMessage({sentinel: "amp", type: "embed-size", height: height}, "*");}if (window.webkit && window.webkit.messageHandlers && window.webkit.messageHandlers.resize) {window.webkit.messageHandlers.resize.postMessage(height); resized = true;}return resized;}twttr.events.bind('rendered', function (event) {notifyResize();}); twttr.events.bind('resize', function (event) {notifyResize();});if (parent && parent._resizeIframe) {var maxWidth = parseInt(window.frameElement.getAttribute("width")); if ( 500 < maxWidth) {window.frameElement.setAttribute("width", "500");}}It is encouraging to see important community entities working together to drive innovation forward with such intent and purpose, an excellent week for the Nano ecosystem.The Nano Foundation adds a new memberLong-standing community manager, Guilherme Lawless (AKA ‘dotcom’) has joined the Nano Foundation this week and will occupy a unique role supporting various technical and organizational areas. He will work on protocol development, documentation efforts, technical coordination, and continued evaluation and testing of development on the beta network.Guilherme brings a unique set of technical and personal skills and will be a tremendous technical bridge between the Nano Foundation and the community, improving our collaboration and transparency across the board.We are confident will be an asset to the team — both now and in the future — Welcome to the team Guilherme!More Nano UK meetup videos releaseOver the weekend, we had the opportunity to release two more videos from our meetup in June.Nano founder Colin LeMahieu sat down with Financial Times Currency Correspondent Eva Szalay to talk about a number of Nano topics. The two discuss Nano’s goals and what role it may play in the future global financial sector.https://medium.com/media/67fc3d73301ceb4e966426712bb27f29/hrefWe are also pleased to be able to share the engaging Kappture presentation. Neil Haran discussed why his cutting edge point of sale company chose Nano and outlined their future integration plans. He even treated the audience to a live demonstration.https://medium.com/media/bc9f943d952b485b9924281b50636bc7/hrefMake sure you subscribe to our channel to see a host of other videos from the meetup and be the first to see our newest videos :NanoNew NanoCenter Project FundedA new Nano Center project was announced and funded this week: Google Ads Display Promotion. You may remember the original Google Ads campaign run by the same u/Kojoslayer last year. It saw impressive results upon its completion — with a modest budget.We are looking forward to following the campaign and will closely monitor its performance. Congratulations to the NanoCenter for another funded proposal and a big shout out to the enthusiastic community members who have supported it!Community updatesNanoVault upgrade neededNanoVault creator u/cronoh has asked all of his wallet users to upgrade to version 1.2.0 of NanoVault whenever possible following the recent prefix changes from _xrb to _nano. If you use the desktop application, then you are advised to update to maintain a quality service.Nano Round the GlobeEarlier this year, Colin participated in a ‘Nano Round the Globe’ YouTube event, where users sent 1 Nano around the world within a few minutes. It was a fun event showcasing the pure speed of Nano — and it’s happening again tomorrow! Take two of this event promises a larger participant group with even more countries to be showcased. Want to get involved? Run over to their Discord server and introduce yourself.In case you missed itCommunity Manager Json announced an entirely novel way to interact and play with Nano: Nanocards. Users can print out or order their own deck of Nano playing cards to compete with friends over real Nano. The first game of its kind.https://medium.com/media/491aa9cb0f56f157ef9ce184b3380e81/hrefOn why Json created NanoCards:It’s a replacement of typical FIAT betting and is a fun (I hope) and educational way to get introduced to crypto and you don’t need physical coins! Nano allows the process to be secure, fast and feeless which is essential to this game.This concludes another energetic week in the Nano ecosystem, and we are excited to maintain this momentum into August and beyond. Thanks for reading!Nano Foundation does not endorse or approve products and/or services used or developed by third parties. Any links to third party software or sites are for informational purposes only. Nano Foundation bears no responsibility for the operability, accuracy, legality or content of third party products and/or services. Any questions regarding third-party material should be directed to that partyWeekly Update 8/2/19 was originally published in Nano on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.

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19. 08. 02

Q&A with Colin LeMahieu: Recap

On 6:30 PM UTC, Thursday July 18th we hosted an ‘Ask me Anything’ on Reddit. Nano Founder Colin LeMahieu answered a basket of burning community questions which we have compiled here for your convenience.Is the team in contact with the biggest exchanges such as Coinbase, Kraken, Bittrex, Poloniex, Bitfinex, Gemini…about adding NANO?We’ve reached out to all the major exchanges and we focus on region/fiat pairing/prestige/fees. It’s important to note all exchanges contain non-disclosure agreements on any integration progress information for purposes of preventing insider trading.Is there anything we can do as a big community to help NANO get listed on those exchanges?Exchanges always look at how much money they will make off a certain listing. Every time someone builds a project that integrates Nano it makes these discussions far easier so every little bit helps.The developer fund has spent 1,150,000 Nano in 2019 so far. At the current burn rate of Nano, the developer fund will be fully utilized in 15–20 months time. Do you think Nano will be in a self-sufficient/ community-led environment by this point? If not, how will the project progress in the future?The beginning of the year incurred some larger fixed-costs and our burn rate has greatly decreased in the last quarter. Last fall and this spring we’ve been working heavily on making sure our costs are streamlined. Our exchange and media payment policies reflect our focus on making sure the protocol is developed to a point of of being self-sustaining as an open source project. We’re in a really good position right now and development is progressing well.What is the plan for once the development fund is exhausted?The goal has always been to keep the scope of the protocol focused and get it into a maintenance cycle like any of the other major open source projects out there. Limiting our feature scope and focusing on being the most efficient currency also ties in to this as it gives us a solid core feature people want to maintain.Where do you see Nano in 10 years?I envision it as a massive, global network of moving value around the world. Development improvements will move Nano closer to the most efficient form of currency possible e.g. moving value at the speed of light. Because we designed Nano to be simple, the node code will be infrequently modified and the focus will be on the hardware and configuration people use to connect. The decreased focus on fiat currency would cause mergers in several fiat currencies with low usage.Can you elaborate on your plans for Appia? Do you have a timeline for releasing a public product?Appia is separate from Nano, it’s exists as any other player in the hardware-payments sector. We’re finishing up a full prototype run, making sure all the fine details look good because this is an end-consumer item.Do you have a timeline for adding multisig support to Nano? I think it could be one of the barriers holding back exchanges as it makes their cold-storage mechanism more complicated, and the decentralized exchanges need it.We don’t have plans for in-protocol multisig right now; it has been asked by some services though not very many. Many services don’t need in-protocol multisig and can instead use offline multisig which can involve much more sophisticated key-assembly schemes than can be achieved in-protocol.What marketing efforts will be taken now that v19 is released, as it was always said that marketing begins now? What is the marketing strategy? Are you going to hire an expert to lead this aspect of the project?We’re transitioning from heavy development focus to heavy adoption focus, a component of that is marketing. We’re looking for someone with experience rolling out and marketing global finance products as they’ll understand out target audience in finance the most.It’s evident that price action means everything in the crypto community. Price action = adoption, and technology seems to have almost no bearing on adoption (counter-intuitive and stupid, but it is what it is). what are your plans to entice people to buy Nano and encourage a culture of buying & HODLing the dips like Bitcoin and Litecoin have done.Price action/variance drives speculative crypto trading but it hinders vendor and user adoption. It’s obvious to people how a drop in price is bad but it’s not obvious how a price increase is bad, in fact the crypto community encourages it which I think is a mistake.A price increase breaks the property of store of value as much as a price decrease. Encouraging people to hold in hopes of keeping a high last-trade price is misguided and causes price variance as it encourages people to act against what they’re comfortable with and encourages panic buy/sell. People should use Nano as currency, acquiring and using it at a natural pace as it serves their needs.And lastly, what is your opinion of Libra, and why do you think that Nano should attempt to compete with it in the same markets when Facebook is going to have a clear advantage from the beginning (given it’s wealth and already existing reach)?Deposit accounts i.e. reserved backed stablecoins, don’t provide the assurance of your-key your-money and that’s the fundamental shift in the concept of currency that cryptocurrency provides. Everything else is an elaborate system of credit with multiple points of failure.Do you have any concerns with low end nodes (both PRs and non-PRs) limiting scalability?The network scalability is defined by the hardware capacity of the PRs so in the strictest sense, the amount of money PRs dedicate to their nodes will be the limiting factor of the network. Fortunately the node costs are low so there’s a large amount of room for increase.Do you have any ideas that would help ensure that running a node is always a net-positive, regardless of specs?There are a couple things we’re going to implement to lower the hardware requirements for non PR nodes specifically with 2 phase voting. With two phase voting, non-PR nodes don’t need to listen to the negotiation votes and only final votes which reduces some traffic. We’ll also add a way for nodes to not subscribe to votes at all and solicit the final votes periodically or if they’ve received a transaction.What could be the most significant change made to the Nano protocol in the next 12 months?2-phase voting, changing the PoW algorithm and a structured network overlay. The network overlay will allow us to flood transactions out in a more efficient way, ideally a minimal spanning tree.Can you tell us anything about new exchanges? Will Solidus have an impact when it comes to exchanges?TCP was something we added for infrastructures that support outgoing TCP only, for security purposes. This was a limiting factor in some cases. Confirmation height changes in Solidus gave us the biggest positive feedback as it makes implementations much simpler.Ok, so many questions about nano but nothing about you. It is possible that at some point you will be considered a genius and will be famous and I would regret not asking you these questions when I had the opportunity:What music do you listen to and what are some of your favourite movies?Everyone that knows me knows I have a huge hole around music and movies. The answer to “have you heard this song?” is no. I appreciate whatever is playing, I just don’t go in search of bands or songs.Lots of developers listen to music while working but I really prefer silence. When music is playing part of my attention gets diverted to the song or lyrics and work slows down. Silence and pacing, you know, a super normal way to work ;)Do you have any hobbies beside nano?I love traveling, which I do 100% of the time these days as a digital nomad. I travel with all my possessions in a a backpack and a carryon. It actually makes it really convenient for talking with businesses about Nano because making a trip is no big deal.I read extensively about astronomy. I keep up with most space technology being developed and have some ideas myself. I watch PBS SpaceTime whenever there’s a new episode. Stuff You Should Know podcast is great, saw them live in Austin.If you could have dinner with any two persons dead or alive, who would you invite?I’d probably invite Cecilia Payne-Gaposchkin and Adam Smith. I think Cecilia would be interesting because she overturned an entire discipline with her discovery and had the credit taken from her for so long.I think Adam Smith would be interesting because I think free markets are the second best human invention behind the scientific method.Around when will Appia be available for vendors? Will the development continue after the initial release or will the platform be more or less feature complete?Appia is working on full prototypes right now and will follow up with longer production runs after.How advanced is research on new spam mitigation PoW algorithms and what solutions has the team found until now? Are VDFs a valid option?We’ve done a significant amount of research in to PoW algorithms. The ones interesting to us create a time delay and also require a lot of hardware gates (time x area). We prefer memory gates instead of clocked logic gates for power efficiency, compute-hard versus memory-hard. We want the verification to be trivial so it can be used as DDoS prevention, and the proof to be small so it doesn’t add overhead to our small transaction sizes.VDFs can create a provable delay in a single solution but if multiple solutions are simultaneously acceptable, as is for our asynchronous ledger, someone could instantiate several VDF instances in hardware for multiple accounts. This is why the space limitation is important as requiring a lot of gates limits the ability to construct horizontally parallel specialized hardware.What is in your opinion the currently two most important features you really want for the protocol thatYou know that the team can solveYou have a vague idea about but don’t have a solid plan for yet or don’t know if it can be solved2-phase voting and a structured network overlay will open up a lot of improvement opportunities for lower bandwidth usage i.e. higher transaction throughput.We have an idea on how to improve our disk IOPS and we’re developing some prototypes right now but don’t have results.Some harder problems involve solving long term ledger bloat, tiered storage or storing old transactions in less expensive storage or in a network DHT seem likely candidates for solutions. Storage is cheap though so we prioritize development accordingly.Will there ever be a way for Nano to be added to a DEX like Nash.io?We would need several things in order to be DEX compatible: A compatible hashing algorithm, we use blake2 and many don’t, signature changes / multi-sig, scripting changesComparing the list of requirements to how much of a value-add users get on a DEX versus a normal exchange, I don’t see this compatibility as worth the effort. I don’t see this as significantly increasing adoption.How confident are you about dynamic PoW working as a spam solution long-term? From what I know of the stress tests on the beta network there’s a marked increase in transaction time during times of high traffic; how do you see that resolving as time goes on? And how confident are you that in the future a solution can be developed that maintains everything Nano is today while also being able to embrace spam and avoid the ledger becoming too bloated?I’m very confident of the anti-spam measures long term. The throttling trio is dynamic-PoW/bandwidth limiting/Memory-hard-PoW and we only have the last one to implement.Anti-spam is essentially a QoS/flow-control problem which is an extremely well-studied networking discipline going all the way down to the transport layer. Getting the basics of each of these put in is the first step and we’ll make improvements as necessity and time directs.What are the plans to get Nano adopted in the Forex market?Getting in to FX is a regulation/compliance/logistics heavy process and less of technical problem to code. This is why we’re working with Andy Woolmer and others who have an extensive background in the industry. The nice part of crypto FX is it’s B2B and looks identical to existing FX companies externally, just built using Nano internally.The other major cryptocurrency making an attempt at FX is making the not-so-subtle mistake of attempting to monopolize the entire FX industry on their platform. The opinions from insiders we’ve talked with is: this attempt at a monopoly is very transparent and they would never vendor-lock all their trades to a single platform.In contrast, Nano is simply a currency and any number of FX trading companies can be built on top of it and used as an extremely high-speed form of value transfer. A larger number of competing FX companies is better for the ecosystem.When is the new website nano.org?Andy, Austin, and the community put a lot of effort in to developing the new website last year. Now we have Marko working on it full time and he’s making sure it’s scalable and secure. We know it’s been a long time coming but we wanted to make sure we had people in place to maintain everything otherwise it would be a poor experience consuming a lot of our time.Q&A with Colin LeMahieu: Recap was originally published in Nano on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.

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19. 07. 27

Weekly Update 7/26/19

This week we saw exciting developments from Kappture, NanoCast made a triumphant return, and more footage from our recent meetup is now available on YouTube. The community never stops, so let’s get to recapping a busy week!Nano Meetup PresentationsWe want to start by sharing a bag full of new footage from our recent Nano meetup, where we were privileged to host some fantastic expert speakers.Watch Nano Foundation advisor and New Change FX CEO Andy Woolmer provide an insightful look at the opportunities cryptocurrencies have in improving the efficiency of foreign exchange.Adam Edwards outlines the UK regulatory framework and highlights how Nano’s unique and straightforward value proposition as a pure transfer of value helps to set it apart from the crowd.https://medium.com/media/da8b198917e31a836e4d971a1fcb22fe/hrefAmongst the other videos is an introduction from Zack Hyatt, a Q&A with Colin LeMahieu and George Coxon conducts a fascinating interview with successful entrepreneur Richard Reed.There is plenty more to come throughout the next week, so make sure you subscribe to our channel to catch this content as soon as it is published.Kappture updatesThis week, we were given a sneak-peek into Nano’s upcoming integration into Kappture’s electronic point-of-sale (EPOS) systems. Kappture Chief Technology Officer Neil Haran posted a short video highlighting a standard credit card sale vs. a Nano transaction on a Kappture EPOS device.body[data-twttr-rendered="true"] {background-color: transparent;}.twitter-tweet {margin: auto !important;}As promised. $NANO #cryptocurrency accepted alongside bank cards on our card terminals! The first transaction is standard EMV chip &amp; PIN, the second transaction is Nano via @NatriumIO wallet. We use test EMV cards, the masking is to protect the card number - not the PINs. https://t.co/7wSmsJBfMO — @neil_haranfunction notifyResize(height) {height = height ? height : document.documentElement.offsetHeight; var resized = false; if (window.donkey && donkey.resize) {donkey.resize(height); resized = true;}if (parent && parent._resizeIframe) {var obj = {iframe: window.frameElement, height: height}; parent._resizeIframe(obj); resized = true;}if (window.location && window.location.hash === "#amp=1" && window.parent && window.parent.postMessage) {window.parent.postMessage({sentinel: "amp", type: "embed-size", height: height}, "*");}if (window.webkit && window.webkit.messageHandlers && window.webkit.messageHandlers.resize) {window.webkit.messageHandlers.resize.postMessage(height); resized = true;}return resized;}twttr.events.bind('rendered', function (event) {notifyResize();}); twttr.events.bind('resize', function (event) {notifyResize();});if (parent && parent._resizeIframe) {var maxWidth = parseInt(window.frameElement.getAttribute("width")); if ( 500 < maxWidth) {window.frameElement.setAttribute("width", "500");}}Up next, Neil presented the tool vendors will be able to utilize when cashing out Nano for fiat on the open exchange. Using the terminals real-time data; merchants will be able to sell specific volumes of Nano from their network of devices.NanoCast returns from vacationOne of the community’s favorites returned this week, as Shawn Livingston defiantly resurrected his popular NanoCast podcast. Shawn invited community member Patrick Luberus, Nano Communications team member Brian White, and Nano developer Wesley Shillingford to catch up on the last few months of Nano news.https://medium.com/media/2a090984d884ab0bfc3c3673e7f85df6/hrefShawn has confirmed that future episodes are already in the pipeline, so make sure you follow the NanoCast on Twitter and Youtube and you won’t miss a thing.A new Nano API introduces itselfNanoverse.io creator u/fzcomeau has given the community another option for with his new Nano API: NanoVerse API. The service provides the opportunity to build on top of the network without the need to maintain a node. As u/fzcomeau explains, this API allows for most Nano RPC calls.The NanoVerse joins My Nano Ninja API and Snapy.io and as another option for all innovators in this space.Happy belated birthday, Nano CenterNano Center had its first birthday party this week — were you there to celebrate? Communications Manager Andy Johnson sent out his well-wishes and touched on some of the projects and services that have spawned from the Nano Center over the last twelve months.The Nano Center — Celebrating 1 year of Projects, Proposals and Progress.The Nano Center remains an opportunity for any interested parties to put forward their time, energy, and ideas towards anything Nano-related. We have seen so much positivity and enthusiasm stemming from their organization. Projects like NanoQuake and Distributed Proof of Work are a result of the support and entrepreneurship fostered at the Nano Center.If you feel you have something to contribute, head over to Discord, and introduce yourself!Solidus wants your attentionAs we continue to monitor Solidus — our most significant protocol release to date — Community Manager Json highlighted our improving transaction speeds in the Nano Thread of the Week.Colin’s original intention for Nano was to create the most efficient currency possible. It’s a mission our team remains committed to achieving and improving transaction speed is part of the equation.Shout outThe builder of the Apollo Reddit App held a charity event this week, offering up a day’s profit of his app in addition to anything donated towards the SPCA (Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals).In typical fashion, the Nano community responded by donating over $400 of Nano — all while using the Nano Reddit Tip Bot!You all supported a great cause while showing the utility of Nano — thank you and superbly done!Nano Foundation does not endorse or approve products and/or services used or developed by third parties. Any links to third party software or sites are for informational purposes only. Nano Foundation bears no responsibility for the operability, accuracy, legality or content of third party products and/or services. Any questions regarding third-party material should be directed to that partyWeekly Update 7/26/19 was originally published in Nano on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.

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19. 07. 26

The Nano Center — Celebrati...

The Nano Center — Celebrating 1 year of Projects, Proposals and Progress.Time flies in the cryptocurrency space. With daily news, weekly significant developments, and monthly sweeping space-wide changes, important landmarks can be overlooked. The Nano ecosystem is no different and has seen extraordinary growth with the Nano Center sitting at the heart of its expansion.As such, we would like to wish the Nano Center a belated Happy 1st Birthday!! This includes all of its users: the developers, ambassadors, designers, moderators, and everyone in between. You have built something truly incredible over the last year, and the positive momentum provided to the community is simply irreplaceable.Anyone wondering whether they can play a part in helping raise awareness for Nano or assisting develop the ecosystem has a home at the Nano Center. By maintaining an open-door policy for any interested volunteers, the Nano Center has been able to facilitate some unique projects and services that have captured the imagination of the wider Nano community.A steady stream of great projects has emerged from the Nano Center since its inception. Whether a project is grand or small in scale, the energy, talent, and resources the community lends to it remain the driving force towards success.The Nano Center snowballed from the humble beginnings of the first Mellow Ads campaigns to rapidly funding the large scale sponsorship of a leading Spanish E-Sports Nano KPI team during Dreamhack Valencia — 2018.We watched as The Nano Foundation Venezuela grew out of the Achieving Adoption in Venezuela(2) projects. The inspirational community members expanded their message’s purpose by raising awareness and adoption in their home country of Venezuela through meetups and local campaigns.https://medium.com/media/179479935f36d8cdf3b34cc02636b944/hrefContent creation projects have also encouraged the community to put their skills to work. Original videos have been produced, such as Nano — The Future of Money (boosted by a separate GoogleAds campaign) and the incredibly useful Change Your Representative instructional video.https://medium.com/media/6069585ff4b624049dd1566dbca116dc/hrefThe list goes on and on — with crucial projects such as Natrium, Distributed Proof of Work, Nanocrawler, and Nanospeed.live all receiving important community support through the Nano Center.Reflecting on all of these fantastic projects (and many more) helps one appreciate the organic growth, progress, and momentum the community has made over the last year. Their hard work and dedication give the nano community the power to effect real change.If you are an enthusiastic supporter of Nano and looking to get involved, the Nano Center is waiting to welcome you with open arms.Visit the NanoCenter Discord hereFollow @TheNanoCenter on TwitterTo contribute funding to ongoing projects then visit the NanoCenter projects page.The Nano Center — Celebrating 1 year of Projects, Proposals and Progress. was originally published in Nano on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.

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19. 07. 20

Weekly Update 7/19/19

News around Nano never stops and this past week was no different. After the successful launch of the Solidus node update Nano founder Colin LeMahieu answered community questions in his ‘Ask Me Anything.’ We also shared some highlights from the Nano UK Meetup video and welcomed some service updates and exchanges to the ecosystem — let’s take a took.Colin sits down for a Reddit ‘Ask me Anything’A much-requested opportunity to ask Colin LeMahieu a range of burning questions was realized this week. Colin spent some time answering the community’s queries in a well-attended and received Reddit AMA. Over the course of a few hours, Colin covered exchanges, protocol updates and development, the future of Nano, and his views on cryptocurrency as a whole.You can catch up on all of his answers and participate in the discussion right now on the Nano Sub-Reddit. For everyone who asked questions that were not answered, thank you for your submissions we hope you will re-submit your questions at the next opportunity.https://medium.com/media/ee41ab752001aadbc54062f0616056e8/hrefA big thanks to Community Manager RockmSockmJesus, who coordinated the event and helped identify some of the more pertinent questions from the overwhelming amount of community submissions.Nano UK Meetup RecapAfter our first large UK meet-up in London last month we have been eagerly anticipating the chance to share some highlights with the broader community. We posted our overview video on our Youtube Channel this weekhttps://medium.com/media/95ed894ed7775870cf8f332727b12c0a/hrefThis video really captured the energy and enthusiasm from everyone at the event — we hope you enjoy it. And there are more videos from the event to be released in the coming weeks, so make sure you subscribe to our channel, and you won’t miss a thing.Ecosystem updatesDistributed proof of workThe Nano network relies on proof-of-work to sign its transactions, and despite being millions of times more efficient than some of the largest cryptocurrencies, it can still be a chore to generate. The Distributed Proof of Work service gives developers and services the option of requesting work directly from this service, saving time and resources, allowing more time to focus on development.NanoCenter developers understand how vital DPoW is to the smooth running of some of the ecosystems most essential services. They have launched the newest version of the service this week, ensures full compatibility with the latest protocol developments. Dependent services can be confident their work generation will remain as fast as ever.If you have questions, then visit the Nano Center, or check out the Wiki explainer and dedicated page where anyone can see the work being generated by the service.Exchange updatesNano was added to qTrade.io this week. A small US-based exchange that lists original development cryptocurrencies, and offers a NANO/BTC pair to its users.body[data-twttr-rendered="true"] {background-color: transparent;}.twitter-tweet {margin: auto !important;}Nano market is now live! https://t.co/9GpYhtWEh6 Nano is fast, scalable, has zero network fees, and is under active development. — @qTradeiofunction notifyResize(height) {height = height ? height : document.documentElement.offsetHeight; var resized = false; if (window.donkey && donkey.resize) {donkey.resize(height); resized = true;}if (parent && parent._resizeIframe) {var obj = {iframe: window.frameElement, height: height}; parent._resizeIframe(obj); resized = true;}if (window.location && window.location.hash === "#amp=1" && window.parent && window.parent.postMessage) {window.parent.postMessage({sentinel: "amp", type: "embed-size", height: height}, "*");}if (window.webkit && window.webkit.messageHandlers && window.webkit.messageHandlers.resize) {window.webkit.messageHandlers.resize.postMessage(height); resized = true;}return resized;}twttr.events.bind('rendered', function (event) {notifyResize();}); twttr.events.bind('resize', function (event) {notifyResize();});if (parent && parent._resizeIframe) {var maxWidth = parseInt(window.frameElement.getAttribute("width")); if ( 500 < maxWidth) {window.frameElement.setAttribute("width", "500");}}Reddit Thread of the WeekAs Nano continues on its path towards being the most efficient currency in the world, we took a look at some of the post-Solidus network performance indicators. Community Manager Json highlights Nano’s improved network speed in his recent Reddit post for our Thread of the Week.Who says the fastest cryptocurrency can’t get faster?Weekly Update 7/19/19 was originally published in Nano on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.

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19. 07. 19

Weekly Update 7/12/19

With the exciting launch of the milestone node release Solidus just behind us, we wanted to check in and provide a short update on the week’s happenings. We will introduce you to Solidus, talk a little about what we can expect from the new release, and have a quick recap on the other talking points from the last seven days!Solidus marches onto the Nano network!Solidus has arrived, and with the number of significant changes packed into this release we want to take a minute to ensure you know what implications this has for the network. The introduction of Block cementing, Dynamic Proof of Work, and Confirmation Height will collectively ensure the protocol is more resilient, robust, and reliable than ever — with no compromises made to the ultrafast speed of Nano’s fee-less transactions.We are eager to assess the impact Solidus will have on the network and hope you can share in the excitement. The full announcement was made yesterday and contains everything you need to know about the changes(and how they work), we encourage everyone to give it a read!Solidus is live on the Nano networkBeta network stress test resultsFor an indication of the performance improvements expected with Solidus, Nano Community Manager ‘Json’ provided an excellent detailed synopsis of the final beta-net test before the main net launch.The final 300k block test on the beta natFor more information on what this graph means, and the conclusions drawn from the test, then check out the thread here!Why the name ‘Solidus’?Finishing up our coverage of Solidus, we would like to share the logic behind the release name. Each version of the Nano node is defined by different milestone features, varying changes, and its unique characteristics, and we like to find an endearing name for each iteration. With v19, we arrived at Solidus, which resonates as a reliable, resilient and enduring Roman coinage — Andy Johnson took us on a quick journey back in time to give some backgroundCommunity Spotlight: Nano-Faucet.com/Nano Visualizeru/sraymansmoles was kind enough to join me this week on our Community Spotlight, illuminating his path into creating his popular faucet and accompanying Nano Visualizer. I always enjoy peering into the mind of a developer so active within the community. Shameless plug — but if you missed it give it a read!Community Spotlight — NanoFaucet.org/NanoVisualizerExploring the network via Nano.orgAfter months of reliable performance and regular feature developments, we are now linking directly from nano.org to the popular Nano Foundation supported block explorer, nanocrawler.cc.Nano Foundation now supporting NanoCrawler.ccWe encourage services and exchanges linking out to block explorers to consider using NanoCrawler going forward as it provides solid design and performance for referencing blocks, accounts, translations, and more.Nano Thread(s) of the WeekThis week Nano community member and content creator u/Qwahzi posted an updated video looking at Nano’s user experience relative to the new Lightning Network wallet which boasts a much simpler UX:https://medium.com/media/4cc631ec35ba37d49b4c91e2838cb24c/hrefThe video inspired some lively discussion which you can follow here.In response to some of the debate, Qwahzi went on to provide a detailed view of what he sees as the most significant hurdles facing Nano and spurred some wonderfully honest and insightful discussion. His balanced review covers several topics, including decentralization and privacy concerns, and is an excellent source of information for people looking for well-researched information on the Nano protocol.You can watch his video below:https://medium.com/media/eff6bff20efb989370914bb2a0ef84c5/hrefOr grab the summary and accompanying discussion on Reddit. Thank you Qwazhi, and all other Nano advocates, for doing such a great job of helping to educate and inform others about the qualities of Nano!Weekly Update 7/12/19 was originally published in Nano on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.

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19. 07. 12

Solidus is live on the Nano...

Nano Node v19 marches onto the main netWe are pleased to announce the release of the latest version of the Nano node software, in what is one of the most extensive protocol updates to date. Through a collection of significant updates and smaller targeted optimizations, Solidus brings the resilience and immutability necessary to foster trust and confidence in Nano as a leading digital currency.The V19.0 release would not have been possible without our army of community beta-testers and contributors who have committed to providing the most efficient and comprehensive beta testing to date. Their work has been instrumental in ensuring that Solidus is well prepared for launch and we would like to extend our appreciation to all of the people involved in contributing to this release.Before we get into the great features, there are some important upgrade considerations to call out. All node operators, services and exchanges integrating with Nano should closely review these details before upgrading.Key upgrade considerationsVersion LimitsUpgrades from versions V17.1 and earlier to V19 will involve a sequential database upgrade and impact participation of the node on the network. RPC calls will be unavailable for a long period of time amongst other impacts. It is highly recommended that nodes are upgraded to V18.0 first or a V18.0 ledger is acquired and used when upgrading to V19.0.Confirmation tracking considerationsThe addition of confirmation height to the database requires the node to validate that blocks are confirmed before the cementing can occur. This process can take up to 24 hours or longer to complete but won’t impact participation on the network. For integrations watching confirmations, the existing HTTP callback, block_confirm RPC and confirmation_history RPC methods will continue to function as before, however it is required that tracking of confirmed block hashes outside the node is done to avoid potential duplicate notifications from causing issues. This was a requirement in previous versions and remains the same with V19.For those looking to utilize the new WebSocket confirmation subscription or new confirmed field in block_info RPC responses, special considerations should be taken if implementing before confirmation height updates are complete — find out more details see the V19.0 Release Notes.Emitting nano_ prefixed addressesIn this and future versions, all addresses emitted from the node will use the nano_ prefix. It will continue to support input for xrb_ prefixed addresses, but all services must verify they are properly set up to handle the node outputting nano_ prefixed addresses.Live network traffic over TCPLive network traffic over TCP is now available and operates on the same port (7075 for main network, 54000 for beta network) as the bootstrapping network that was already available over TCP. Because of this, existing network setups that are open inbound and outbound on port 7075 for TCP should function as expected with V19.0. For those running production services, it is still recommended to verify network ports setup and consider setting up a new node on internal networks to ensure it can connect and participate on the main network before production nodes are upgraded. Details on checking this can be found in the V19.0 Release Notes under Upgrade Notices section.Other items to reviewNew configuration options have been introduced to allow tuning of certain behaviors and resource usage on the node. This includes active elections size and bandwidth limiting along with some other potentially useful options to adjust. For details on these and other updates to RPC calls, CLI commands and more, review the V19.0 Release Notes.So, what’s new?Among the 300+ pull requests that collectively compromise Solidus, there are several highly anticipated changes that have fueled incredible engagement and excitement in the community — let’s take a quick look at how some of the notable features in Solidus will improve the Nano network.Easier integrationSolidus also makes the node smarter, allowing much more efficient notification mechanisms with the introduction of websockets. This enables a far simpler solution to receive notifications from the node and is the recommended method for tracking confirmations, active difficulty and more. For more detail about setup and use, see the WebSocket Support docs.The RPC server can also be run as a child process or on its own process for better resource allocation. Details on setting this up are in the Running Nano as a Service docs section.Also included in v19 is the ability for the node to communicate with the live network using TCP. Moving away from UDP facilitates a reduction in bandwidth, offers lower resource usage, and opens up more efficient peering across the network. TCP is more widely supported across various types of networks and will allow for easier integrations. See the upgrade callout above and verify you have the proper network ports setup to take advantage of the live network over TCP.A smart way to mitigate spamNano is fee-less by design, meaning everyone is free to use the network without their funds being eroded by transactional charges. This empowering quality creates an open and accessible network for people from all around the world to transfer value, but also makes it open to spam transactions which can have a negative impact on the network as it scales.Nano already combats this by requiring accounts to perform a small amount of Proof-of-Work (PoW) before sending and receiving Nano, and Solidus takes this to the next level. By introducing Dynamic Proof of Work, the network can mitigate the impact of spam even further by providing mechanisms to track and increase the difficulty of PoW provided. This provides users with the ability to have their transactions prioritized and helps improve the Quality of Service on the network.Strength, security, and foundations for the futureAnother eagerly anticipated feature included in v19 is Confirmation Height, as it brings with it a broad range of improvements and lays the foundation for future feature development. Providing added security through block cementing and efficiency through the need for fewer elections, Confirmation Height will reduce network traffic and help enable easier ways for services to integrate Nano.New recommended block explorerAlthough not an official part of the release, during the development of Solidus the Nano Foundation announced support for a new recommended block explorer — NanoCrawler.Nano Foundation now supporting NanoCrawler.ccWe encourage services and exchanges linking out to block explorers to consider using NanoCrawler going forward as it provides solid design and performance for referencing blocks, accounts and more.The Solidus release is undeniably huge, and there is a wide range of other significant improvements to the protocol that we have looked at in more detail here:V19 Solidus — Feature AnalysisFor a fully comprehensive list of the features and improvements in Solidus then you can take a look through the complete changelog on our GitHub. The V19.0 Release Notes in our docs also help cover the highlights of the various changes and is recommended for review by all node operators, developers, and organizations integrating with Nano.As we celebrate the launch of Solidus, we are also looking to the future and are already working towards Lydia, which will be our next exciting milestone release — and we look forward to sharing more details over the coming weeks.To keep up to date on the developments in our next planned release you can track the progress in the Github Milestone and the Upcoming Features section of the docs.Solidus is live on the Nano network was originally published in Nano on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.

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19. 07. 11

Community Spotlight — NanoF...

Community Spotlight — NanoFaucet.org/NanoVisualizerI was given the opportunity to talk with u/sraymansmoles, creator of the popular Nano-Faucet.org, an accompanying Nano network visualizer, and veteran beta-tester of the Nano network. I found our chat quite illuminating, and I hope you’ll come to the same conclusion!How did you get started in cryptocurrency?Sraymanmoles: I heard about Bitcoin back around late 2011, but was too busy with life and work to think about it until it took off in 2017 and I started hearing about it more. Like quite a few people, I heard about Nano at the end of 2017 but didn’t start digging into the details until early 2018. Around this time, I researched many of the other top cryptocurrencies and tokens.So what made you interested in creating a Nano faucet initially?I liked the idea of fast, feeless, and scalable cryptocurrency without artificial limits like block times or fees. The notion sounded almost too good to be true, so I wanted to set up a node and see if it lived up to the hype or if I would find any bugs. Around August 2018, I started building https://nano-faucet.org to discover if I could create a use case and learn in the process! I haven’t looked back since. Nano continues to excite and amaze me in how smooth it is compared to other cryptocurrencies.What kind of usage do you see on the faucet recently? Where are most of the users located?There are usually a few hundred users per day, and I see a pretty broad spectrum of users from across the world. The US and Brazil have been consistent sources of traffic, and I see spikes from the UK, Indonesia, and Venezuela on occasion as well. I have posted a couple of times on Reddit, showing the distribution of users across the world and plan to continue doing that periodically to share how widespread Nano has become. Since August 2018, the site has been visited by people from 142 different countries!Unique daily visitors. Source: Google AnalyticsI love the Nano Visualizer on your website because it’s simple, it explains what everything is for the user, and it’s fun to watch as the transactions grow. What inspirations did you take when creating it?The visualizer started with a post on Reddit from Nano Community Manager Json, talking about some projects that had been abandoned, one being nanowat.ch. I remembered it from the Raiblocks days when it was rai.watch and how much I enjoyed the visualization that had been created.Json had ranked the project as requiring a ‘Skill Level High,’ so I took him up on the challenge to replace a fantastic service and bring aspects of it back to life. Json ended up being an excellent alpha/beta tester and provided most of the feature requests that exist on the visualizer as it is now. I had never used websockets before, so it became a great learning opportunity to learn new tools and create something cool in the end!https://medium.com/media/50c31c8ed9a89c8d257989e10e7323cf/hrefChallenge accepted and met it sounds! Do you have anything else you intend to add to the website or the visualizer?Most recently, I have been building several charts and various tools for assisting in beta testing to capture relevant data and visualize easier. The idea is to help highlight what’s working well and identify any potential bottlenecks. Thankfully, some community members had been doing this manually in previous tests and were able to help me with building a more automated system.There’s a lot that can be done in terms of beta testing so that’ll probably keep me busy for a while. I’m always open to other ideas though, and if I see a good one that I feel I could do, then there may be a few late nights in my future.In regards to the visualizer, I would like to create an ‘about’ section that describes more in detail what some of the visualizations mean. For example, two accounts sending Nano back and forth, compared to one account sending to many different accounts. It’s on my to-do list.You contribute heavily in beta testing the newest Nano node releases; I often see you in the #beta-net channel in the Nano Discord server. Can you speak to your interest in seeing Nano evolve?As I’ve continued to learn more about Nano and follow its GitHub more closely, it made sense to be more actively involved in beta testing — particularly to have a better idea of the potential impacts for the different sections of my site. I believe in the fundamental concepts of Nano: being fast, feeless, and scalable. I want to help see that dream fulfilled.I very much approve of the direction Colin has taken to remove any financial incentives from Nano, however with that comes many technical challenges and if there is anything I can do to help solve those I would like to contribute.Seeing nodes around the world on your Nano node map is fascinating. What have you seen on your map that piques your interest?The distribution of nodes is about what I would expect, similar to the faucet usage. The one surprise when I first set it up was that there were 0 nodes in China, but lately, there have been five to six nodes consistently online!What are your favorite things about the Nano protocol?The fact that there are zero financial incentives to Nano is one of the best features, in my opinion. I also value the simplicity of Nano. It’s incredibly simple for a developer to learn the protocol and build a service around it. The dev team has done an excellent job documenting the RPC protocol while continually improving and expanding it. It makes interacting with the node quite easy.What’s your biggest hope for Nano in the future?I would like to see Nano continue to be adopted as a form of payment, but there is a lot of work to get there. That includes additional exchanges being available, more point-of-sale terminals added, and continued improvements to the node software to maintain its robustness and security.You’ve been an integral addition and contributor to the health of our ecosystem — with special consideration towards your website and your valued assistance in testing the Nano nodes on the beta network. Thanks for all you do.Nano Foundation does not endorse or approve products and/or services used or developed by third parties. Any links to third party software or sites are for informational purposes only. Nano Foundation bears no responsibility for the operability, accuracy, legality or content of third party products and/or services. Any questions regarding third party material should be directed to that party.Community Spotlight — NanoFaucet.org/NanoVisualizer was originally published in Nano on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.

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19. 07. 10

Weekly Update 7/5/19

Welcome to your Weekly Nano Update. There is plenty to catch up on since last week, with more developments from Kappture, a new hire at the Nano Foundation, a NY “meat-up” and plenty more to take a look at. Let’s get straight into it.Kappture On Their Decision to Exclusively Integrate NanoAfter demonstrating their alpha integration of Nano in their cutting-edge electronic point of sale devices, the Kappture team has laid out the logic behind their decision in an impressive ‘off-white paper.’body[data-twttr-rendered="true"] {background-color: transparent;}.twitter-tweet {margin: auto !important;}Cryptocurrency adoption at the point-of-sale with Kappture and $NANO. Updates to follow #OffWhitePaper #cryptocurrency 1/5 https://t.co/FtCPd93i3z — @kappturelabsfunction notifyResize(height) {height = height ? height : document.documentElement.offsetHeight; var resized = false; if (window.donkey && donkey.resize) {donkey.resize(height); resized = true;}if (parent && parent._resizeIframe) {var obj = {iframe: window.frameElement, height: height}; parent._resizeIframe(obj); resized = true;}if (window.location && window.location.hash === "#amp=1" && window.parent && window.parent.postMessage) {window.parent.postMessage({sentinel: "amp", type: "embed-size", height: height}, "*");}if (window.webkit && window.webkit.messageHandlers && window.webkit.messageHandlers.resize) {window.webkit.messageHandlers.resize.postMessage(height); resized = true;}return resized;}twttr.events.bind('rendered', function (event) {notifyResize();}); twttr.events.bind('resize', function (event) {notifyResize();});if (parent && parent._resizeIframe) {var maxWidth = parseInt(window.frameElement.getAttribute("width")); if ( 500 < maxWidth) {window.frameElement.setAttribute("width", "500");}}Within the recently released document is a breakdown of their decision to choose Nano, diagrams of how they intend to implement Nano transactions, and other important information designed to help executives and developers understand how to overcome some of the technical and economic challenges related to integrating cryptocurrency payments into their businesses.We are excited to see an established payments company like Kappture identify the clear benefits accepting Nano can provide to their merchant clients.We are looking forward to more news coming out of the Kappture camp as their Nano launch approaches.Nano Foundation Comms Team GrowsAs the Nano ecosystem continues to expand, we want to ensure that we are present and able to provide the right amount of support and coordination with services — both new and established. This includes journalists, community initiatives, and the Nano community which underpins everything we are doing.Accordingly, the Nano Foundation is pleased to welcome Brian White as the newest addition to the communications team. With experience at all levels of the Nano community team and a long tenure as a NanoCenter ambassador, Brian has been a pivotal asset in the development of the Nano community and ecosystem.He will use his intricate knowledge and experience to focus on helping to coordinate and deliver our core message across all platforms and act as another point of contact for both the community and interested services.Lovers of Steak and Nano UniteThe Nano community in the New York area took the bull by the horns following the UK meet-up and had a “meat-up” of their own. Visiting Affy’s Premium Grill to talk Nano over some steak and drinks, the attendees seemed to have a great time and enjoyed being able to pay with Nano.https://medium.com/media/299cbc7dd7820ba922e29c522eb642d6/hrefWe hope the positive energy continues to flow around the community! There have already been discussions of further community meet-ups in India and the United States. A wonderful sense of momentum is building within the amazing Nano community — let’s keep it going!A NanoSMS UpdateFollowing a concerted push to research the viability of pushing out a 2g-based Nano SMS service last year, there has been a slow down on progress as some difficult barriers have been identified. The findings suggest that a rollout of a working 2g service would be possible in various countries around the world, but would all fail to provide the necessary security to ensure the protection of the users who engaged with the service.A considered decision was made by the NanoCenter team to suspend the project and outline the points of resistance to the broader cryptocurrency community in a detailed blog post that can be found here.Other News From Around The Nano EcosystemSolidus continues its march towards full release.We have seen the continued successful testing of the Solidus v19 release candidates on the beta network this week. Some of the final tweaks are being made with the much-anticipated release. You can follow along on Github or the beta-net channel on Discord to stay up to date with all the progress and testing!Monthly re-capDedicated community manager Joohansson has put together another compilation of all of the essential news and developments from June into a useful thread on Reddit — so if you want to catch up on last month, be sure to check out the thread.Weekly Update 7/5/19 was originally published in Nano on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.

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19. 07. 05

Weekly Update 6/28/19

As we wrap up another week, it’s time for our Weekly Update! This week saw Nano Founder Colin LeMahieu joining the Crypto 101 podcast to talk about all things Nano and after showcasing a suite of ingenious hardware implementations based on the Nano protocol at the recent UK meetup, we have some simple build guides to share!Crypto101Pod hosts Nano founderhttps://medium.com/media/4d1451d77da3c5b375cfc668f1eca2f2/hrefColin joined theCrypto 101 podcast to talk about the origins of Nano and how it addresses the issues of long transaction times, fees, and reliance on mining in cryptocurrency. An excellent introduction for anyone wanting to learn more!Lots came up for discussion on the podcast — give it a listen if you have the time. u/Qwahzi over on the Nano subreddit provided a helpful summary of some of the highlights of the interview for those unable to listen.Nano penny exchangeOne of the most interesting projects shown off at the meetup was the Nano Penny Exchange. Using the device, users can scan their Nano wallet QR code, insert their spare change, and be immediately paid out in Nanos to their corresponding wallet! There is even a step-by-step explainer.body[data-twttr-rendered="true"] {background-color: transparent;}.twitter-tweet {margin: auto !important;}Nano penny exchange https://t.co/WWJYjxg3vU — @Nanobasicsfunction notifyResize(height) {height = height ? height : document.documentElement.offsetHeight; var resized = false; if (window.donkey && donkey.resize) {donkey.resize(height); resized = true;}if (parent && parent._resizeIframe) {var obj = {iframe: window.frameElement, height: height}; parent._resizeIframe(obj); resized = true;}if (window.location && window.location.hash === "#amp=1" && window.parent && window.parent.postMessage) {window.parent.postMessage({sentinel: "amp", type: "embed-size", height: height}, "*");}if (window.webkit && window.webkit.messageHandlers && window.webkit.messageHandlers.resize) {window.webkit.messageHandlers.resize.postMessage(height); resized = true;}return resized;}twttr.events.bind('rendered', function (event) {notifyResize();}); twttr.events.bind('resize', function (event) {notifyResize();});if (parent && parent._resizeIframe) {var maxWidth = parseInt(window.frameElement.getAttribute("width")); if ( 500 < maxWidth) {window.frameElement.setAttribute("width", "500");}}The quick and convenient conversion represents a ton of potential use-cases — as discussed in TheMerkle’s article — and a great visual representation of old money becoming new money!How to put Nano into the worldUnderpinning a whole range of Nano hardware implementations is a simple trigger device. NanoCenter prototyper James Coxon details how you can make your own with this accessible step-by-step build guide. The trigger will parse any transactions to a particular address and depending on set criteria, will set off an event. As he goes on to explain, the trigger could be used in many different ways, including a transaction tracker, parking meter, Airbnb rental door unlocker, and more! Without too much extrapolation we can see how many different case-uses this device can have!Solidus beta-testing shows promiseThe core team and community beta testers have been hard at work over the last few weeks, putting some of the final touches on Nano’s most ambitious and feature-rich release to date.Following successful testing of Dynamic Proof of Work — the new spam mitigation feature added to the node — work has now begun on measuring the effectiveness of cementing blocks during heavy load.This chart shows confirmation time under the load of 100 transactions per second during a test of RC5. This is not a stress test or reflection of any upper bounds of the network’s capability.We want to thank all of the beta testers for their continued hard work and support throughout the testing process. If you would like to support development by helping to test the node release candidates, then join our #beta-net channel on Discord and to find out how to participate!Weekly Update 6/28/19 was originally published in Nano on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.

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19. 06. 28

Weekly Update 6/21/19 — UK ...

Weekly Update 6/21/19 — UK Meetup SpecialWhat a fantastic week for the Nano ecosystem! We saw a convergence of community members, core team members, and various speakers at our Nano UK meetup. It was a resounding success — turnout was fantastic despite the typical British weather — and we couldn’t be happier with the outpouring of support and participation from everyone involved. Our team continues to be humbled by the passion and enthusiasm shown by this community!We’ve summarized the major highlights of the meetup below.Nano UK Meetup RecapConference DayNano Foundation Project Manager Zach Hyatt welcomed everyone in attendance with a short introduction to Nano, the Nano Foundation, and its team before Colin LeMahieu sat down for an on-stage interview with Financial Times currency correspondent Eva Szalay.Up next was Nano Foundation advisor Andy Woolmer, delivering an informative presentation on the current foreign exchange market and the opportunities presented by fee-less and ultrafast digital transfer of value.Wirex CEO Pavel Mateev took to the stage afterward to discuss some of the challenges his company has faced in working to bridge the gap between cryptocurrency and traditional fiat currencies over the last five years. Pavel also took some time to outline Wirex’s intent to expand its services beyond Europe — to North America, Asia, and even Africa.Head of IT Law at Wedlake Bell, Adam Edwards, then provided a comprehensive analysis of the current regulatory status of cryptocurrency within the UK. He identified some essential differentiating factors that separate Nano from other proposed solutions towards the digital transfer of value. A great talk — followed by an insightful Q&A — helped to communicate some of the grander hurdles to be overcome in the path towards more mainstream adoption of cryptocurrency.Following lunch, Nano Foundation Chief Operating Officer George Coxon sat down with Richard Reed, Co-Founder of innocent Drinks and JamJar investments. They talked about how Richard and his colleagues managed to turn a small pop up smoothie stand into a nationally recognized label within the United Kingdom. Drawing similarities with the modest resources and broad ambitions of Nano — it was a fascinating insight into the David vs. Goliath approach in creating brand awareness in a competitive space with limited resources.Cutting-edge electronic point-of-sale device company, Kappture, presented their alpha integration of Nano into its merchant devices. The integration will mark the forward-thinking company’s first venture into offering users the opportunity to pay with cryptocurrency. With highly regarded institutions such as Saïd Business School and the University of West London among the users of the EPoS system, this integration will represent a significant step forward in the discovery of natural use cases of secure and decentralized cryptocurrency — with the ultrafast and fee-less transactions of Nano leading the way.Popular Scottish craft beer company BrewDog was represented by Martin Dempster, VP of Innovation, who discussed the company’s open attitude towards accepting cryptocurrency and the value of engaging communities to seed change. Focusing on the hurdles faced by hospitality companies in efficiently accepting cryptocurrency payments, Martin noted difficulties such as disparities between available wallet functionalities, network unreliability, and the less than intuitive UX when running a busy bar. This presentation offered some critical points to consider when streamlining the process for users and merchants alike.The much-anticipated unveiling of the Appia payment ecosystem capped the days' proceedings. Appia is a crypto agnostic service providing, amongst many other things, signed payment requests for strong customer protection. Built on the new Manta protocol, Appia focuses on security, privacy, and multi-channel capability. Appia will help simplify the process of both paying with cryptocurrency as a consumer and accepting it as a merchant.Workshop DayChanging pace on Wednesday, some interesting Nano applications were presented for the attendees to get their hands on. Nano arcade style Space Invaders and Nano Quake provided the opportunity to see and experience seamless in-game cryptocurrency micropayments — a wonderfully elegant use-case for the Nano protocol.The ability to convert small change into Nano was showcased by the Nano Penny exchange, a proof of concept device that takes advantage of the speed of Nano to provide a convenient and efficient experience for the user. ‘Jayycox’ of the Nano Center showed attendees how to put together the basic and portable Nano activated switch hardware that drives these interesting use-cases.The afternoon saw an informal discussion between the community and core team on the hurdles facing cryptocurrency and Nano in general, and the empowering and disruptive opportunities overcoming these challenges will provide.Full how-tos will be provided on the various hardware pieces present at the meetup over the coming weeks, allowing developers and engineers to create their integrations using the underlying systems.Thank you!All of us here at the Nano Foundation would like to extend a final heartfelt thanks to everyone involved — those in attendance, community contributors both in-person and remote, all of the guest speakers, and the great hosts from Behind the Bike Shed.We are excited to share all of the great content from the meetup with the broader community and will be posting videos of the presentations and workshops throughout the coming weeks.Other News from around the Nano ecosystemOutside of the event, BrainBlocks’ wallet entered open beta, a new network explorer emerged, and Nano Center offered up a new project.BrainBlocks wallet enters open betaBrainBlocks new wallet has moved from closed beta to open beta. They are looking for testers within the community to work out the kinks as they push forward towards eventual release. Brainblocks COO Angus Russell’s original announcement of the beta can be found here. Angus encourages users interested in participating in the beta to join directly at https://app.brainblocks.io.A new graphical explorer arrives: nanoverse.ioA new option to visualize the network was announced this week. Nanoverse.io gives a fresh perspective on the Nano graphical explorer, utilizing simple arrows to track sends and receives on the network. Take a look; it’s simple and easy to follow the journey of your favorites Nanos!Nano Center offers up a new projectTo spread the awareness of Nano on Reddit, the Nano Center has created a new project in coordination with r/millionairemakers. You can find Nano Center ambassador and Nano Community Manager RockmSockmJesus’ original project post here, as well as the full project details on the Nano Center website.Reddit Thread of the WeekOne of the fun highlights of the Nano meetup was the Space Invader arcade game created by ‘jayycox’. Users could scan the QR code, send the entry fee, and start playing! Another fantastic example of how easy it is to integrate the Nano currency into working devices. Thanks for sharing u/nanoissuperior!Weekly Update 6/21/19 — UK Meetup Special was originally published in Nano on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.

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19. 06. 21

Weekly Update 6/14/19

Exciting developments within our community keep popping up, and with the Nano UK Meetup right around the corner, we’re pleased to share today’s update. This week we unveil our UK Meetup web app, Distributed Proof of Work version 3 enters beta, Nano Community manager Json showcases his offline audio messenger, arranHarty takes a look at the new Principal Representatives in his decentralization update, and more!The Nano UK MeetupJust four days until the Nano UK Meetup commences! We’ve released a web app for the meetup that we hope participants (and remote observers!) will utilize to build their itinerary for the event.The app introduces our speaker lineup, letting you take a look into their background as you get settled in your seat! Plenty of activities will be going on all around the meetup, and the app should help you prioritize what you need to see! Stay tuned as more additions are planned for the web app as we get closer to the 18th.Finally, we’ve listed some tasty bites near the venue for when you need to refuel at lunch so be sure to check it out before you head out for some grub!We’re all very excited to meet everyone and share some of the things we’ve been working on!Distributed Proof of Work v3 enters betaDistributed Proof of Work, or DPoW, was created by James Coxon to assist community-run Nano projects by allowing any user to assist in computing the required work for transactions. This week, Nano Community Manager Dotcom announced DPoW version 3. Now in beta testing, the newest version promises to deliver the requested work significantly faster while minimizing the opportunity for bad actors to clog the DPoW network by distributing work to every client. Dotcom goes into significantly more detail in his recent announcement.Additionally, veteran Nano community developer, u/2D3S3RT ‘Ninja’, has already updated his web-based client. Just like the server — it’s in beta — but with a single click, you can now participate in providing work!Safety first: Offline audio messenger revealedCommunity Manager Json provided the community with a uniquely safe way to send your private Nano keys and seeds to an offline computer. He has taken the extra security precaution of providing strong encryption within the messenger. It’s a fascinating project that puts the safety of your keys and seeds as the priority. Check out Json’s detailed Reddit post where he goes into the specifics at length!Nano Venezuela updateNano Venezuela attended the Second Congress of Digital Transformation this week, held at the Central University of Venezuela. There they spoke about Nano and have remained a consistently excellent source of Nano education in Venezuela. Keep up the good work guys!body[data-twttr-rendered="true"] {background-color: transparent;}.twitter-tweet {margin: auto !important;}Nano estuvo presente en el Segundo Congreso de Transformación Digital, donde se compartieron pensamientos sobre la dirección que está tomando el mundo respecto a las nuevas tecnologías y sobre como en Venezuela debemos implementarlas para participar en la economía global. — @FundacionNanoVEfunction notifyResize(height) {height = height ? height : document.documentElement.offsetHeight; var resized = false; if (window.donkey && donkey.resize) {donkey.resize(height); resized = true;}if (parent && parent._resizeIframe) {var obj = {iframe: window.frameElement, height: height}; parent._resizeIframe(obj); resized = true;}if (window.location && window.location.hash === "#amp=1" && window.parent && window.parent.postMessage) {window.parent.postMessage({sentinel: "amp", type: "embed-size", height: height}, "*");}if (window.webkit && window.webkit.messageHandlers && window.webkit.messageHandlers.resize) {window.webkit.messageHandlers.resize.postMessage(height); resized = true;}return resized;}twttr.events.bind('rendered', function (event) {notifyResize();}); twttr.events.bind('resize', function (event) {notifyResize();});if (parent && parent._resizeIframe) {var maxWidth = parseInt(window.frameElement.getAttribute("width")); if ( 500 < maxWidth) {window.frameElement.setAttribute("width", "500");}}Natrium wallet updateNatrium v2.0.8 is now live on the Google Play store and pending on the Apple App Store. The update introduces the use of mnemonic phrases when creating, importing, or backing up a wallet. A common characteristic of some of the more mainstream cryptocurrency wallets, this update should make their wallet more accessible to new and existing users. Read the full version update here!Reddit Threads of the WeekNano To The Moon! It is now available for download on the Google Play Store. Thanks to @CommodoreAmig10 for giving the community its first Unity3D project!u/arranHarty continued his excellent Principal Representative update series this week, providing recent data on the weight movement between the top 100 Principal Representatives. There’s too much information to include here, so give it a read!Weekly Update 6/14/19 was originally published in Nano on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.

Nano

19. 06. 14

Community Spotlight — NanoP...

Community Spotlight — NanoPaperWallet.comI always enjoy being able to take some time and talk to some of the innovative and helpful members of the Nano community. This week was no exception when I sat down with Community Manager, u/RockmSockmJesus, and Natrium wallet designer, u/ngyekta, to talk about their new project: NanoPaperWallet.comWhat inspired you to create a paper wallet for Nano?RockmSockmJesus: Well, I’ve always liked the simplicity of a paper wallet. As a non-technical person, actually holding a paper copy of my seed is very appealing to me. I hadn’t thought of making one for Raiblocks, but when the rumor was going around about a rebrand to Nano, I jumped on the opportunity to buy the domain. Since then, I’ve been looking for someone to help me make this dream a reality. Luckily, our community has very talented members like Yekta, and I was able to contract him to build this out.Any future plans in the works involving the wallet or site?RSJ: Eventually, I’d like to rotate in other designs and host paper wallet design competitions for new designs. Community submitted and voted on.Choose your paper wallet’s personalityAre security stickers a possibility in the future? Do you have a plan of action if that becomes a reality?RSJ: Yes actually! I plan on hosting them on nanothings.store and linking them from our site for people who want a bit more peace-of-mind.Have you received any feedback from users involving your online paper wallet?RSJ: Yes! I’ve received some feedback and suggestions for the site, though I need to promote the site more to get more feedback!The site has a simple and smooth elegance to it. A feeling similar to when you sweep your paper wallet Nanos into a wallet like Natrium. Was that the intention?Yekta: Although every design should be unique to its particular context, I try to keep a general style/mindset when designing stuff. Simplicity and ease of use would be at the forefront of this general style. So, I wouldn’t call it the intention, but simply a result of my particular way of designing things.You’ve done great work between this project and your popular wallet, Natrium. What have you learned along the way?Yekta: Thank you! I learned so much that not sure if I could explain all of it without boring people. To summarize, I learned about how interfaces should work and look, the importance of the interaction/applicability between a design and code, the general concepts of coding and the approach to coding as a whole, various frameworks like Flutter, Vue, Bootstrap, various different approaches to user interface and user experience. On that note, I would like to thank my coding teachers: bbedward, meltingice, renesq and coranos. Without them, learning how to code would be a lot harder.Any future interactions between Natrium and NanoPaperWallet.com that you have in the works?Yekta: I have been quite busy with other projects lately, so I don’t have much time to plan different interactions currently. Maybe in future though.Have you been working on anything else in the Nano environment you can talk about?Yekta: I have, although I can’t give the details right now, unfortunately. What I can say is that we’re expanding our operation and we have exciting things coming!Community Spotlight — NanoPaperWallet.com was originally published in Nano on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.

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19. 06. 12

Weekly Update 6/7/19

Community engagement and activity was in full swing this week! The Nano Center saw its recently submitted Unity 3D Plugin project funded and its first #nanotrashtag bounty claimed! A new Nano giveaway appeared and NanoWalletCompany releases a new and updated version of its wallet. Put your reading glasses on — our Weekly Update is here!Nano UK meetup inches closer — A handful of tickets remain!We’re now less than two weeks away from our London meetup, and the RSVP’s have been coming thick and fast! We’re excited to be welcoming a wide range of experienced guest speakers and running some interactive Nano workshops. We will also be taking a closer look at Appia and there may even be a surprise or two in store!If you’re interested in attending or just want to learn more about the get-together, check out our original announcement for full details.A busy week at the Nano CenterRecently, a Unity3D Plugin project was submitted to the Nano Center. It was warmly received by the community, who responded in force by quickly funding the 500 Nano goal. The developer, u/fabloisgone, has provided the first weekly update of his project’s status — check out the recap of his recent work towards this endeavor!body[data-twttr-rendered="true"] {background-color: transparent;}.twitter-tweet {margin: auto !important;}just did a massive clean up in our local beach (18bags)! the vibes were awesome))) will do it again! full album here: https://t.co/oVs2CqTKoj #TrashTag, #Detrashed, #TrashTagChallenge #Nanotrashtag #bryansk #our_beach — @catchmirfunction notifyResize(height) {height = height ? height : document.documentElement.offsetHeight; var resized = false; if (window.donkey && donkey.resize) {donkey.resize(height); resized = true;}if (parent && parent._resizeIframe) {var obj = {iframe: window.frameElement, height: height}; parent._resizeIframe(obj); resized = true;}if (window.location && window.location.hash === "#amp=1" && window.parent && window.parent.postMessage) {window.parent.postMessage({sentinel: "amp", type: "embed-size", height: height}, "*");}if (window.webkit && window.webkit.messageHandlers && window.webkit.messageHandlers.resize) {window.webkit.messageHandlers.resize.postMessage(height); resized = true;}return resized;}twttr.events.bind('rendered', function (event) {notifyResize();}); twttr.events.bind('resize', function (event) {notifyResize();});if (parent && parent._resizeIframe) {var maxWidth = parseInt(window.frameElement.getAttribute("width")); if ( 500 < maxWidth) {window.frameElement.setAttribute("width", "500");}}Last week, Nano Center launched its #Nanotrashtag — an ongoing bounty project with an aim to reward verifiable trash cleanup with real Nanos. @catchmir emphatically responded, removing 18 bags of trash from his local beach! Fantastic stuff — thank you Mir for starting these bounties off with such energy!It is heartening to see Nano, itself boasting standout sustainability, being used as an incentive for such a noble cause!500 Nanos up for grabs!@nanillionaire is at it again, donating Nanos to the community in a bid to showcase the power and flexibility Nano has as a pure, digital currency. Just follow the steps below for your chance at 500 Nanos! If you haven’t had a chance to use the Twitter TipBot before, quickly check out the details on its website.body[data-twttr-rendered="true"] {background-color: transparent;}.twitter-tweet {margin: auto !important;}We will be giving away to one lucky person, $500 worth of $NANO - the only feeless and instant currency. Don't waste money on fees from PayPal or Bitcoin when you can use Nano for free! Retweet, Comment &amp; Follow the quick steps below to enter! — @nanillionairefunction notifyResize(height) {height = height ? height : document.documentElement.offsetHeight; var resized = false; if (window.donkey && donkey.resize) {donkey.resize(height); resized = true;}if (parent && parent._resizeIframe) {var obj = {iframe: window.frameElement, height: height}; parent._resizeIframe(obj); resized = true;}if (window.location && window.location.hash === "#amp=1" && window.parent && window.parent.postMessage) {window.parent.postMessage({sentinel: "amp", type: "embed-size", height: height}, "*");}if (window.webkit && window.webkit.messageHandlers && window.webkit.messageHandlers.resize) {window.webkit.messageHandlers.resize.postMessage(height); resized = true;}return resized;}twttr.events.bind('rendered', function (event) {notifyResize();}); twttr.events.bind('resize', function (event) {notifyResize();});if (parent && parent._resizeIframe) {var maxWidth = parseInt(window.frameElement.getAttribute("width")); if ( 500 < maxWidth) {window.frameElement.setAttribute("width", "500");}}Nano Wallet Company wallet updateNWC Nano Wallet 1.1.0 was released on both iOS and Android this week. Support for nano_prefix accounts and an updated representatives list are among the most recent changes. Links for all operating systems downloads and wallet support can be found on its website.body[data-twttr-rendered="true"] {background-color: transparent;}.twitter-tweet {margin: auto !important;}New builds of the Android and iOS mobile wallets have been released, adding support for nano_ prefix accounts and for raw amounts in the QR code. The representative list has also been upgraded. — @nanowalletcofunction notifyResize(height) {height = height ? height : document.documentElement.offsetHeight; var resized = false; if (window.donkey && donkey.resize) {donkey.resize(height); resized = true;}if (parent && parent._resizeIframe) {var obj = {iframe: window.frameElement, height: height}; parent._resizeIframe(obj); resized = true;}if (window.location && window.location.hash === "#amp=1" && window.parent && window.parent.postMessage) {window.parent.postMessage({sentinel: "amp", type: "embed-size", height: height}, "*");}if (window.webkit && window.webkit.messageHandlers && window.webkit.messageHandlers.resize) {window.webkit.messageHandlers.resize.postMessage(height); resized = true;}return resized;}twttr.events.bind('rendered', function (event) {notifyResize();}); twttr.events.bind('resize', function (event) {notifyResize();});if (parent && parent._resizeIframe) {var maxWidth = parseInt(window.frameElement.getAttribute("width")); if ( 500 < maxWidth) {window.frameElement.setAttribute("width", "500");}}Reddit Thread of the Weeku/arranHarty showcased some serious voting weight movement being spread around, creating some new additions to the Principal Representative group! It’s fantastic to see this bunch growing in number and furthering Nano’s decentralization!https://medium.com/media/1098321cb36d42ef6781a20ede365c79/hrefWeekly Update 6/7/19 was originally published in Nano on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.

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19. 06. 07

Weekly Update 5/31/19

The month of May proved to be a busy one for the Nano Foundation with significant protocol development and the community’s ecosystem asset expansion. As we say goodbye to May and look forward to June, let’s recap some of the major highlights of another busy Nano week!Nano Foundation Meetup in London!The community response to our upcoming London meetup has been incredible and we can’t wait to share our passion for Nano with all of the attendees! Details on the venue, speakers, and workshop where you can learn and explore Nano were announced earlier this week and there are still some tickets available but space is limited — reserve your place now if you are planning to attend!Dynamic Proof of Work & Prioritization Feature AnalysisAs an integral part of our upcoming Solidus node release, Dynamic Proof of Work is designed to mitigate the effects of spam on the Nano network. Fortunately, Nano Foundation project manager Zack Hyatt has provided an in-depth feature analysis to help explain some of the new work difficulty and prioritization changes.Have a question? Reach out!Nano Charts gets a fresh coat of paintNano Charts creator u/frakilk lent some insight into his site’s recent updates. Among the changes, a ‘category’ button has been added so as to easily track and trend Nano weight movement. Nano Charts remains an excellent way to visualize Principal Representatives over time!Nano Center is offering Nanos for trashu/RockmSockmJesus, ambassador over at the Nano Center announced its inaugural bounty: #nanotrashtag. As an ongoing bounty, users can bag some local trash and cash it in for real Nanos! A worthwhile cause we can all get behind — check out the bounty details here.Reddit Nano TipBot in the spotlightOn Wednesday we shined the spotlight on u/zily88 (Daniel), creator of the popular Reddit Nano TipBot. Daniel introduces himself to the community, explains his tip bot’s origins, and the direction he’d like to take his creation going forward. Give it a read!Weekly Update 5/31/19 was originally published in Nano on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.

Nano

19. 05. 31

Dynamic Proof-of-Work & Pri...

Details of the upcoming Quality of Service featureNano has had a functioning main network since 2014, providing millions of transactions across hundreds of thousands of accounts, all without a single transaction fee. With other networks fees are added to every transaction, which helps increase the cost of sending spam on the network. But these fees also come with trade-offs, including the emergent centralization forces that Nano is aiming to avoid in the long term.Emergent centralization due to economies of scaleSo we must find other ways to better align network resource usage with the purposes that Nano is best designed for. The approach to this problem so far has been requiring a small Proof-of-Work to be performed by a single machine, such that the difficulty to produce the work value is above a static, minimum threshold configured in the node. This work value is attached to every block on the network and if it is below the minimum value, the block will be thrown out as invalid.Using other metrics besides this minimum work value to prevent transactions can be too restrictive for certain use cases, or more resource intensive than desired. As a result, updates in V19 will keep this current metric and update it to be more dynamic and prioritized.What work difficulty threshold is used?With this update there will be two different work difficulty thresholds in the node:1) Floor difficulty value: the minimum work difficulty required, regardless of network conditions. This is returned as “network_minimum” from the new “active_difficulty” RPC call in V19.2) Current active difficulty value: calculated by the node as the average of work difficulty values seen in transactions being confirmed on the network. This is a rolling average calculated by over 20 periods between 16–36 seconds each (depending on network conditions) and is returned as “network_current” from the new “active_difficulty” RPC call in V19.When using the node’s built-in wallet, work is pre-cached for any local accounts with the threshold at the floor difficulty value. As transactions are published from the wallet’s accounts, the following checks occur to determine how to handle the necessary work:If pre-cache work exists and is above the floor difficulty value, the transaction will be immediately published.If pre-cache work doesn’t exist or is below the floor difficulty value (should only occur when work was generated for incorrect frontier hash), new work will be generated for the transaction with the threshold at the current active difficulty value.Because management of the public and private keys for accounts is required for rework, any “watch only” accounts set up in the node will not have rework done for them.What happens if I publish a block with a work difficulty lower than the current active difficulty?Once a transaction is published, the wallet will check the confirmation status of the block in 5 seconds or less. If the block is confirmed, no action is taken and the block no longer will be tracked. If the block is not yet confirmed, it will compare the work difficulty on the block with the current active difficulty on the network (which is changing slowly with every 16-second interval):If the block difficulty is higher, no action is taken and it will be evaluated again in another ~5 seconds.If the block difficulty is lower, rework is triggered for the block at the higher current active difficulty. This work will be canceled if the block is subsequently confirmed during work generation. The resulting block will be republished to the network.NOTE: Any systems which do not use the internal node wallet to manage accounts will need to make updates to track confirmation delays and initiate rework as they deem necessary to have their transactions prioritized during heavy traffic times.How does prioritization come into play?During network conditions where the available resources of the node aren’t saturated, all transactions will be processed quickly. As conditions cause a backlog of transactions waiting to be processed on the node, the prioritization will ensure those with higher work values are handled first.This processing prioritization requires any spammers saturating the network to spend additional and increasing work generation resources to attempt slowing transactions down for others. At the same time, anyone sending out occasional transactions can have the work for their blocks increased to jump up in the queue and avoid extended delays.As nodes work through the backlog, the current active difficulty value will fall when spam blocks are cleared out until it nears the floor difficulty value again (likely once the backlog no longer occurs).Bounding the active transactionsWith this update, we will also be bounding the active transactions, which means during periods of high volume some of the lower difficulty transactions will be dropped out of the confirmation process if not being confirmed.There are a few behaviors driving the dropping of transactions:We track the percentage of active transactions which haven’t been confirmed over 20 confirmation request rounds of 16–36 seconds each (depending on network conditions).Depending on network conditions, once 75% (during low volume), 50% (during higher volume) or 25% (during highest volume) of active transactions are of this long unconfirmed type, the dropping of transactions will occur.Transactions being dropped are calculated based on their “adjusted difficulty”. This adjustment takes into account the average difficulty seen across any chain of blocks, to prevent a series of lower difficulty blocks with a higher difficulty block at the end from getting dependently confirmed despite lower work levels.When these dropping conditions are met, up to two of these long unconfirmed, lowest adjusted difficulty elections will be dropped off when a new election tries to be added in their place. This repeats until the percentage of active transactions isn’t over the applicable threshold (25%, 50% or 75%).Any blocks you publish through the node wallet will not be dropped by your own node, but other nodes may drop them due to this feature. If this occurs and causes delays in confirmation, the node can either be set up to manually request a confirmation on the block again or wait for confirmation height checking of account frontiers (every 15 minutes, checking up to 256 unconfirmed frontiers), which will cause elections to be restarted.“Watch only” accounts in the node wallet are not protected from having their transactions dropped out of the active transactions queue.This bounding algorithm was designed to help prevent low difficulty transactions during high volume from filling up the active transactions container, which could, in turn, increase the amount of rework required by others publishing transactions.What behaviors are expected on nodes and the network?As large volumes of blocks are published to the network, the following behaviors are expected:As transactions reach volumes higher than the nodes can actively confirm, they will start filling up the backlog waiting to be processed.Confirmation times will increase as nodes must work through the backlog to vote and broadcast.If the volumes are large enough to slow confirmation times to more than 5 seconds, node wallets that have published their own transactions will begin comparing the difficulty of work on those blocks. If too low, they will redo work at the current active difficulty level and republish.As blocks are republished with more difficult work they will get prioritized higher in the queue to get confirmed more quickly. Unless spammers do rework on their blocks, they will not be as high a priority, allowing other blocks ahead of them. This will increase the confirmation times for the spam blocks but keep other transactions moving quickly towards confirmation.If too many blocks linger in the active confirmation queue for too long, some of the lowest difficulty blocks will be dropped out to make room for others.Single-account spam event note: as the more powerful nodes on the network confirm up the spam chain more quickly than others, they will be creating conditions where large sections of the chain could be confirmed together by the less powerful nodes that are working to catch up at a later time. This is because of confirmation of dependent elections where a higher block confirmed will result in all valid successor blocks to also be confirmed. This was added along with Confirmation Height in V19.Looking up to Confirmation HeightA Quality of Service featureThe updates described above act as a Quality of Service (QoS) mechanism, reducing the confirmation delays to those infrequently transacting on the network, or those with sufficient hardware to do more frequent transactions. The cost of interrupting network operations with spam transactions escalates with V19 and we will continue making updates like this that help better align network resource usage with what Nano is best designed for.For more details about the upcoming V19 Solidus release, check out the Feature Analysis article. For further discussion of Dynamic PoW and Prioritization join our community on Reddit or Discord.Dynamic Proof-of-Work & Prioritization was originally published in Nano on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.

Nano

19. 05. 30

Community Spotlight — Reddi...

Community Spotlight — Reddit NanoTipBotEarlier this year, the Nano Reddit TipBot arrived on the scene. Joining an already robust and exciting tipbot community, the Reddit TipBot has quickly become a hit on the popular digital platform. Recently adding Nano Center donation capabilities, its quickly becoming a pillar of Nano community integration. With all of these exciting developments, we felt it only fair to shine the spotlight on Daniel (u/zily88), creator of the Reddit Nano TipBot, to pick his brain and see what he had to say!So introduce yourself to the readers a bit. What’s your background, your interest in Nano, and how do you see yourself/Nano TipBot interacting with Nano in the future?When I published the TipBot, I wanted to de-anonymize myself a bit to be open with the community and to share my portfolio with prospective employers. Most people call me Daniel, and I am a (former) biochemist looking-to-turn software developer, living in North Carolina.The story of how I was introduced to Nano, I learned, is a very common one! In mid-2017, a friend introduced me to cryptocurrency. I began making purchases of various coins, finally settling on Bitcoin and Ethereum. As prices skyrocketed, so did the fees for the transfer. After some further research, I discovered a set of feeless coins, including Raiblocks! I thought it was incredible — nearly instant and feeless with a completely novel approach to its design! Additionally and equally as important — the community and core developers were very active and positive.Your NanoBrewed Kegerator was a massive hit on Reddit and one of my favorite community creations. How did that all come about?I moved to North Carolina in October and found myself with a lot of free time. I am an avid homebrewer, so I began constructing a 4-tap kegerator for “personal use”. Around this time, someone had constructed a Lightning Network soda dispenser. I thought I could make a more useful machine, and demonstrate a killer use-case for native Nano Currency in the process. I had to learn the Raspberry Pi’s GPIO, familiarize myself with the Python module Kivy, and even brush up on electronics. Most importantly, this is when I learned how to interact with the Nano node. My graphic design friend created a theme and suddenly I had a fully functional Nano kegerator!Where did the idea of having a Reddit TipBot come from?The story of this TipBot sort of has two beginnings.Working on the NanoBrewed kegerator was fun, but a bit expensive with buying electronics and testing valves. Looking for a new project, I learned there was a previous version of a Reddit TipBot, but it had unfortunately never caught on. So over Christmas, I built a functional prototype. Initially, it didn’t really drum up much interest. I went out of town in January and soon after I was pretty close to abandoning the project.Then, in late January, a moderator from /r/cryptocurrency247 asked if there was a functioning tipbot for Nano. The rest is history! Considering how close I was to leaving the project, I’m amazed at its adoption! As of today, we are at 1115 accounts, with 631 of those being activated!Any features that you are hoping to add to the bot in the future?I’d love to allow tipping by currency (!ntip 0.01USD), language support, custom subreddit/moderator features, default tip amounts, and donation functionality outside of Nano Center projects.Now you can tip Nanos to your favorite Nano Center project!Recently you added functionality for Redditors to tip directly to Nano Center projects! Tell us about that.The Nano Center is incredible for the community and the projects deserve as much funding as possible! Unfortunately with the TipBot, when tipping via the !ntip command, the tip always goes to the comment parent author. I wanted to make it way easier to donate to Nano Center projects whenever an announcement is made on /r/nanocurrency. I gave /u/rockmsockmjesus the ability to add in aliases into the TipBot, and now with a simple !nanocenter command users can fund their favorite projects!The ability to send Nano instantly to any user on such a popular social platform like Reddit feels enormous in its potential. What kind of scope do you envision for your bot going forward?The joke I like to make is Reddit adopts Nano as its native, defacto tipping service and hires me as the ‘Senior Technical Integration Advisor’ … and then people much smarter than myself do all the work!My goal with the TipBot so far has been to avoid painting it as simply a demonstration or advertisement for Nano, but rather to be the best tipbot it can be. When introducing the bot to moderators, for example, I make sure to stress that it is first and foremost a fun and easy way to reward Redditors for exceptional content.Long term goal: I hope to establish the TipBot as the best tipping platform on Reddit — perhaps competing with Reddit coins. I think Reddit would benefit immensely by accepting Nano for gold memberships or even tying cryptocurrency tipping natively into their platform. I know they have a history with Bitcoin, but its shortcomings in this use case are all addressed by Nano!Thanks for your dedication to this project Daniel — it’s growing by the day and I think we could see increased popularity as the ecosystem grows! Love your initiative and continued support of the bot with the community!Community Spotlight — Reddit NanoTipBot was originally published in Nano on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.

Nano

19. 05. 29

Nano Foundation UK meetup a...

Nano Foundation UK meetup announced — Join us in London!We are thrilled to announce that we will be hosting a 2-day Nano meetup at Behind the Bike Shed, in London next month!On Tuesday 18th of June, we will be welcoming speakers from the Nano community and an array of different digital and financial sectors to join our team members in presenting their visions on the future of Nano as a global digital currency and the various hurdles and opportunities we will encounter along the way.On Wednesday 19th of June, we will be running a day-long interactive workshop, providing the opportunity to explore and highlight some of the exciting use-cases and implementations of the Nano protocol. There will be plenty of surprises and something to do for everyone — from professional developers to the most novice of enthusiasts.Day Sessions will run from 9 am — 5 pm with lunch and refreshments provided. All are welcome to remain at the venue for drinks and networking at the end of each day, 5–7 pm.To reserve your spot for either day (or both) then follow the links and collect your ticket — We look forward to meeting you!TicketsDay 1: ConferenceDay 2: WorkshopKeep an eye on our social media feeds for more info.To find out more about Nano visit nano.orgNano Foundation UK meetup announced — Join us in London! was originally published in Nano on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.

Nano

19. 05. 24

Weekly Update 5/24/19

The Nano ecosystem has seen lots of encouraging developments since our last update. With new services, resources, and announcements to cover, let’s get into it!Nano documentation overhaulAchieving high quality and comprehensive literature resources for developers working with Nano is a core goal of the Nano Foundation and is something we have recently focused on improving. With the help of the community of Nano developers, we have significantly enhanced our protocol documentation, all of which can now be found at docs.nano.org.The accuracy, accessibility, and readability of our documents are paramount to us, so if you have a question about any of the new updates or wish to help improve the standard of the documentation, then don’t hesitate to reach out to any of our community managers!Snapy.io launchesSnapy.io, a new Nano node API, was welcomed into the ecosystem this week. In a bid to lower the initial barriers to developing and integrating on the Nano network, Snapy provides free service with unlimited calls to developers wishing to get a quick head start working with the Nano protocol.body[data-twttr-rendered="true"] {background-color: transparent;}.twitter-tweet {margin: auto !important;}It's out, it's official, get building, no excuses. A free, simple, scalable &amp; secure $NANO API 🔥 Register now at https://t.co/4WAFctURKE! https://t.co/nl4JAXo95T — @Snapy_iofunction notifyResize(height) {height = height ? height : document.documentElement.offsetHeight; var resized = false; if (window.donkey && donkey.resize) {donkey.resize(height); resized = true;}if (parent && parent._resizeIframe) {var obj = {iframe: window.frameElement, height: height}; parent._resizeIframe(obj); resized = true;}if (window.location && window.location.hash === "#amp=1" && window.parent && window.parent.postMessage) {window.parent.postMessage({sentinel: "amp", type: "embed-size", height: height}, "*");}if (window.webkit && window.webkit.messageHandlers && window.webkit.messageHandlers.resize) {window.webkit.messageHandlers.resize.postMessage(height); resized = true;}return resized;}twttr.events.bind('rendered', function (event) {notifyResize();}); twttr.events.bind('resize', function (event) {notifyResize();});if (parent && parent._resizeIframe) {var maxWidth = parseInt(window.frameElement.getAttribute("width")); if ( 500 < maxWidth) {window.frameElement.setAttribute("width", "500");}}As creator Mike Doyle explains, users can register at Snapy.io and get to work with Nano straight away! The team has assured users that it will be well maintained and progressively more feature rich — so that developers can focus on their task — developing!Mike shares much more information and insights on Snapy.io in his recent Medium post.BrainBlocks first beta wallet releasedbody[data-twttr-rendered="true"] {background-color: transparent;}.twitter-tweet {margin: auto !important;}https://t.co/lP7xV0kBgc — @BrainBlocksPayfunction notifyResize(height) {height = height ? height : document.documentElement.offsetHeight; var resized = false; if (window.donkey && donkey.resize) {donkey.resize(height); resized = true;}if (parent && parent._resizeIframe) {var obj = {iframe: window.frameElement, height: height}; parent._resizeIframe(obj); resized = true;}if (window.location && window.location.hash === "#amp=1" && window.parent && window.parent.postMessage) {window.parent.postMessage({sentinel: "amp", type: "embed-size", height: height}, "*");}if (window.webkit && window.webkit.messageHandlers && window.webkit.messageHandlers.resize) {window.webkit.messageHandlers.resize.postMessage(height); resized = true;}return resized;}twttr.events.bind('rendered', function (event) {notifyResize();}); twttr.events.bind('resize', function (event) {notifyResize();});if (parent && parent._resizeIframe) {var maxWidth = parseInt(window.frameElement.getAttribute("width")); if ( 500 < maxWidth) {window.frameElement.setAttribute("width", "500");}}Gus Russell, Chief Operation Officer at BrainBlocks, shared some details with the community involving their beta wallet release this week. As beta testing progresses, Gus explains that his team intends to add many features to their new wallet. If you are interested in participating in the beta tests, head on over to brainblocks.io/launch-signup!Solidus Release Candidate 3 (RC3) arrivesOn Wednesday, the Solidus RC3 launched on the beta network. With the addition of the TCP overlay to this build, we are excited to monitor testing in advance of the Solidus rollout onto the main net. Solidus brings with it substantial updates to the Nano network — check out our feature analysis here.ComoNext roundtable discussionbody[data-twttr-rendered="true"] {background-color: transparent;}.twitter-tweet {margin: auto !important;}What is #Blockchain and how can it be a facilitating factor for the digital transformation of businesses? On 29th of May we will host a round table @ColinLeMahieu from @nano, Amanda Lim @MangroviaLab, Luigi Telesca @TraktiCom, Marco Vitale @FoodChainIT and Luca Ferrario @dkremoto — @Comonext_function notifyResize(height) {height = height ? height : document.documentElement.offsetHeight; var resized = false; if (window.donkey && donkey.resize) {donkey.resize(height); resized = true;}if (parent && parent._resizeIframe) {var obj = {iframe: window.frameElement, height: height}; parent._resizeIframe(obj); resized = true;}if (window.location && window.location.hash === "#amp=1" && window.parent && window.parent.postMessage) {window.parent.postMessage({sentinel: "amp", type: "embed-size", height: height}, "*");}if (window.webkit && window.webkit.messageHandlers && window.webkit.messageHandlers.resize) {window.webkit.messageHandlers.resize.postMessage(height); resized = true;}return resized;}twttr.events.bind('rendered', function (event) {notifyResize();}); twttr.events.bind('resize', function (event) {notifyResize();});if (parent && parent._resizeIframe) {var maxWidth = parseInt(window.frameElement.getAttribute("width")); if ( 500 < maxWidth) {window.frameElement.setAttribute("width", "500");}}Italian startup incubator ComoNext is holding a roundtable talk on cryptocurrency and its potential in digital business transformation. Nano founder Colin LeMahieu will be attending the event near Milan next week. We look forward to Colin discussing the virtues of Nano as a peer to peer digital currency with other progressive thinkers.New NanoCenter project announced — Unity 3DThis week u/fabloisgone posted his intention of developing a Unity3D plugin to make Nano accessible to game developers across a spectrum of game platforms. As Nano has shown to be an effective in-game micropayment platform, the community embraced the idea of this expanding to more modern platforms like Unity3D.With the specific goal of making Nano more accessible to developers outside of the crypto space, the nano community was quick to assist u/fabloisgone in putting a proposal together to the Nano Center.The proposal is now live, and anyone wishing to offer support can find more details here.Nano Foundation does not endorse or approve products and/or services used or developed by third parties. Any links to third party software or sites are for informational purposes only. Nano Foundation bears no responsibility for the operability, accuracy, legality or content of third party products and/or services. Any questions regarding third-party material should be directed to that partyWeekly Update 5/24/19 was originally published in Nano on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.

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19. 05. 24

Solidus Release Candidate 3...

The third Solidus release candidate, which introduces the new TCP overlay feature, is now on the beta network for testing. A number of bugs identified in the previous Release Candidates have been squashed, and we once again invite our community of beta testers to put v19 through its paces.For more details on the version 19 features, you can checkout out feature analysis or the project page on Github.Help us testTo participate in testing on the beta network, visit https://beta.nano.org. We also encourage all beta node operators to join the #beta-net channel on Discord. To increase the efficacy of the testing, we have prepared some specific instructions on areas which require more focused testing. These details can be found here.We greatly appreciate the efforts of all our community members who help Nano improve every single day!Change LogRelease V19.0RC3 (2019–05–22)Full ChangelogMajor Changes:Add support for realtime network traffic over the TCP port [#1548]Implemented enhancements:Fix off by one error in frontier req server [#1992]Bounded active transaction [#1990]Add severity logging levels, and send errors to syslog/Event Viewer (incl failed rollbacks for confirmed blocks) [#1973]Framing support for realtime network messages [#1972]Move common UDP/TCP channels functions to transport [#1971]Fixing dynamic re-work and trend from elections [#1968]Makes sure a write lock can be avoided when launching an inactive_node [#1967]Send live network messages over TCP [#1962]Backup config files when upgrading [#1959]Reduce length holding read transaction open for in confirmation height processor [#1954]Replace xxHash with blake2b [#1919]Fixed bugs:Fix TSAN error for the rpc.database_txn_tracker test [#2013]active_transactions test cleanup [#2012]Update test script [#2011]Join threads in socket tests [#2009]generate difficulty was passing hash by ref [#2008]WebSocket fixes and improvements [#2007]Set minimum difficulty for RPC “work_generate” [#2006]Rename active_difficulty RPC response [#2005]active_transactions.prioritize_chains timing fix [#2004]Decrease logging level for “Reserved sender” message [#2003]Fix TSAN error with test confirmation_height.conflict_rollback_cemented [#2002]Remove debugging assert from socket [#2000]use correct namespace to fix literal usage in active_transactions [#1999]Fix load tester for mac with boost 1.69 [#1998]Fix RPC secure build [#1997]Fix test by disabling confirmation, as a result the block wont be con… [#1996]Reinstate debug_rpc command [#1995]Apply Blake2b AVX2 changes [#1994]Clean up json upgrade code/unused variables [#1993]Test peer caching on node restart [#1991]Rewrite load tester in C++ [#1989]Add unnecessary lambda capture to please VS2017 [#1988]Show opencl device memory stats [#1987]Fix UDP channels insert [#1986]Update config path on macos/boost 1.69 [#1985]Work multiplier format and RPC work_validate fix for lower difficulties [#1984]Fix race when notifying bootstrap initiator listeners [#1983]Finish up difficulty/multiplier semantics in RPC work_generate and work_validate [#1981]Move io_threads to rpc process config node [#1980]Add modify callback to prevent violating boost multiindex invariants [#1979]Prevent (optionally) block processor batched writes from being logged by the lmdb tracker [#1978]Add specific rpc process config options [#1977]Remove unnecessary — debug_validate_ledger CLI option [#1974]Version and allow_unsafe upgrade in ipc config [#1970]No longer use bin & lib sub-folders in the installers [#1969]Fix tests failing after PR#1939 [#1966]Stop node when using an incompatible ledger [#1964]Fix RPC block_create error getting overridden [#1952]LMDB transaction time tracker [#1947]Add work check for ledger::process () in Debug mode [#1939]TCP socket rewrite with strand and queueing support [#1938]Solidus Release Candidate 3 now available on the beta network was originally published in Nano on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.

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19. 05. 22

Improving Nano Documentation

Earlier this month, we announced our intention to make significant improvements to the Nano Documentation. Our goal is to continually work towards the production of first-rate and comprehensive supporting literature as we strive to provide pathways for developers and enthusiasts to start interacting with Nano. Following internal discussion and a period of consultation with the Nano community, we are now pleased to present the updated resources at https://docs.nano.org.We have focused efforts on consolidating into one primary location, standardizing the format and expanding the content where necessary. Additionally, utilizing a more dedicated framework, we can offer even greater accessibility and opportunities for developers to make contributions. If you are interested in assisting in the maintenance and refinement of the documentation, then stop by and join our helpful community members in the dedicated Discord channel, or fork the repository and submit pull requests directly.Upcoming FeaturesThe introduction of a new Upcoming Features section will give a home to some of the planned updates for future releases. This section provides the basic details and status of these proposed features, and the benefits they will bring to the protocol.Terminology UpdatesAccompanying this consolidation of the documentation is an important update in how we will describe our consensus mechanism and representative nodes moving forward. To eliminate the ambiguity attached to the term Delegated Proof of Stake (DPoS), we will now refer to the consensus mechanism more accurately as Open Representative Voting (ORV).We are also making a conscious effort to simplify the language surrounding representatives; thus, Rebroadcasting Representatives will be referred to as Principal Representatives, reflecting their elevated position as consensus generators.As always, these processes have been made easier and more productive due to the consistent help of our valued community. So thank you for your continued support and enthusiasm!Improving Nano Documentation was originally published in Nano on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.

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19. 05. 22

Weekly Update 5/17/19

This week was a busy one internally here at the Nano Foundation. A new full stack engineer hired, Andy Johnson assumes additional responsibilities through promotion, Solidus testing well on the beta network and a UK meetup announced. With all that in mind, let’s read on!Calling all UK Nano community membersThe Nano Foundation will be hosting a 2-day meetup in London spanning the 18–19th of June, and we are excited to invite those interested in learning more about how Nano works to come and join us.There will be presentations from core team members and a day-long workshop exploring the ease and accessibility of integrating Nano into a range of unique applications.Stay tuned, as we will be announcing the location, itinerary and allowing people to reserve their places next week!A new developer joins the teamThe Nano Foundation is excited to announce the newest addition to the team: Marko Sabec. Coming in as our new Full Stack Engineer, Marko’s primary responsibilities will be helping secure, maintain, and expand the various web properties managed by the Nano Foundation.formaldehid - OverviewHe will also be providing additional coverage for infrastructure and internal tools and will be helping with other necessary development activities for the network. Welcome to the team, Marko!Solidus on beta: Testing updateOver the past couple weeks, the beta testers have spent their time and computing power, putting the first two release candidates for V19 through the testing gauntlet. Coming out of that process was a handful of items to be updated related to RPC processes, Dynamic Proof-of-Work and prioritization, and various other minor feature areas. With the upcoming RC 3 build, these items will be resolved, and the anticipated TCP updates will be included.Once this new testing version is ready, we are looking forward to another heavy round of transactions being pumped onto the beta network for further testing of the effects of these changes.Thank you to all those who have helped to date and also to those who have been on the sidelines waiting to join the beta network — when RC 3 hits, it’s your time! Study up on these Beta Network details and help us make the Nano network stronger!Andy Johnson promoted to Communications ManagerAs a long time participant in the Nano community, Andy has helped create, manage, and mature some great resources including NanoThings and the The Nano Center. He joined the Nano Foundation back in October to help organize and execute on communication plans, which he has excelled at from day one. Through all this, he has remained a pillar of the community, and his excellent work building out the exceptional moderator and Community Manager teams has made a considerable impact on the Nano ecosystem.His efforts out in the community are mirrored internally within the Nano Foundation, where his talents continuously help the organization get closer to achieving its ambitious goals. It is because of all this work we are proud to announce the promotion of Andy Johnson to Communications Manager.Under this new role, he will continue managing our robust community and take on additional communication strategy responsibilities to help carry the Nano network further than ever before. Congratulations Andy!Reddit Spotlight: Decentralization.Decentralizing the Nano network is something we can all get behind. Here at the Nano Foundation, we discuss and stress its importance because it makes the network safer and more secure — all while only taking a few minutes to delegate your wallet’s representative. u/arranharty provided another detailed and thorough summation of the Nano network’s current node distribution weight. It’s a fantastic explanation of where we stand today, what each of us can do to improve Nano decentralization, and opens the door to discussion on how to improve! A must read!Weekly Update 5/17/19 was originally published in Nano on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.

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19. 05. 17

Weekly Update 5/10/19

The Weekly Update has a shiny new spot, moving from Monday to Friday, meaning you can now expect a regular Nano recap at the end of each week.As the beta testing of Solidus remains the focus for much of the developer community, there has been no shortage of contributions from elsewhere in the ecosystem. With important updates to popular services and new resources entering the ecosystem to cover, let’s delve into what’s been happening.Solidus beta testing updateSince going live on the beta network at the end of April, Release Candidate 1 has undergone extensive community testing, which identified several optimizations that were incorporated into a second release candidate. As the testing of Dynamic Proof of Work and Confirmation Height continues, the lead protocol developers will be looking to add the new TCP overlay to a third release candidate expected to hit the beta network next week.We would like to thank all of the beta testers for their vitally important efforts in helping to prepare Solidus for the final release. If you want to participate in beta testing then you can find all of the required information here.NanoPaperWallet.com — A new and free-to-use serviceOn Tuesday, Nano community manager u/RockemSockemJesus presented the community with his newly finished project: NanoPaperWallet.com. As the name suggests, the site is a free to use paper wallet generator for Nano. It presents an opportunity to spread Nano to friends and family in a straightforward, easy to understand way!When the paper wallet is used with the Natrium wallet “load from paper wallet” feature, users can visually watch their Nanos being swept up from paper to digital form.An example paperwalletThis process can lend confidence to new users and hopefully will aid in their understanding of the difference between a seed and a public address. Great work Rockem!Nano turns five!https://medium.com/media/56bac6e1a9571dbf522e4453cab76174/hrefNano celebrated its fifth year in development since Colin LeMahieau made his first commit to the Nano node on May 1st, 2014. We wrote a short piece highlighting this notable anniversary — there’s even a timeline you can play with at the bottom! Thanks to everyone in the community who have contributed and participated in furthering Nano’s progress in its goal to become the gold standard to what a true cryptocurrency can and should be!Learn the fundamentals with NanoBasicsNanoBasics have created and shared a simple video tutorial showing users how easy it is to take ownership of the Nano they keep on Binance by withdrawing to their own personal wallet. Many users perceive this to be a complicated process, but the video shows just how easy and intuitive it is to send your Nano to your own wallet!body[data-twttr-rendered="true"] {background-color: transparent;}.twitter-tweet {margin: auto !important;}How to withdraw $Nano from binance https://t.co/Xgr5DX86GE — @Nanobasicsfunction notifyResize(height) {height = height ? height : document.documentElement.offsetHeight; var resized = false; if (window.donkey && donkey.resize) {donkey.resize(height); resized = true;}if (parent && parent._resizeIframe) {var obj = {iframe: window.frameElement, height: height}; parent._resizeIframe(obj); resized = true;}if (window.location && window.location.hash === "#amp=1" && window.parent && window.parent.postMessage) {window.parent.postMessage({sentinel: "amp", type: "embed-size", height: height}, "*");}if (window.webkit && window.webkit.messageHandlers && window.webkit.messageHandlers.resize) {window.webkit.messageHandlers.resize.postMessage(height); resized = true;}return resized;}twttr.events.bind('rendered', function (event) {notifyResize();}); twttr.events.bind('resize', function (event) {notifyResize();});if (parent && parent._resizeIframe) {var maxWidth = parseInt(window.frameElement.getAttribute("width")); if ( 500 < maxWidth) {window.frameElement.setAttribute("width", "500");}}If you found this easy to do and want to help strengthen the network then consider changing your wallet representative. A couple of minutes is all it takes to contribute to Nano’s decentralization!https://medium.com/media/2d954109d809f466a012e3cbed7371f4/hrefAs Nano grows and the network matures we expect to see more companies and services with a vested interested in Nano beginning to operate representative nodes. Participation in the decentralization of the network helps to reinforce the security and general resistance of the protocol against bad actors.This week saw some good movement of voting weight across the network with both Wirex and Houbi Global now operating rebroadcasting representatives on the Nano network.(Note — at the time of publication Binance have an exchange-wide shutdown of deposits and withdrawals on all assets following a security breach)Hidden Treasureu/jayycox provided the Nano community with a new treasure hunt puzzle to solve last week in the form of Colin Pantocrator. Looking past Colin’s chameleon-like ability to meld into every picture imaginable, there was a Nano bounty to be discovered by the lucky sleuth(s) who deciphered the crafty puzzle!The bulk of the code-cracking was carried out in #treasure-hunt on the Nano Discord, and u/Foffex was kind enough to create a walkthrough on completion of the puzzle.Congratulations to all involved and in particular @Maarten, who was able to beat the pack to the hidden seed and claim the prize.Nano Round the Globe wants your help!u/LukasNDa, creator of the ‘Nano Round Round the Globe — Proof of Concept’ video showing Nano being sent around the world is recruiting anyone interested in contributing to round two of this project.https://medium.com/media/02b09c5493a44773053df1d4d3d47965/hrefTo improve on the first iteration, more participation in a second version would be happily accepted by Lukas (particularly if you live near a high profile landmark). If you are interested then check out their Reddit thread or jump directly into their Discord!Nano ecosystem updatesNano-faucet.org developer u/sraymansmoles, announced updates (including preloading blocks on opening) to his recently minted Nano Visualizer project. In case you missed it, he goes over all the changes here!The Natrium wallet team has recently updated their server and have reminded the community to share with them any issues, bugs, or problems they have any time with the wallet. For more information, please take a look at their Reddit post.Improving the technical documentationNano has an incredibly active and engaged developer community, and it is of great importance to the development of the ecosystem that they are supported by the best quality documentation possible.Nano is a new technology, and despite being incredibly lightweight and having an abundance of utility there remains a learning curve to new developers wishing to work with the protocol. Therefore we have undertaken the task of consolidating, reformatting and updating the documentation while also opening them up for community contribution.You can find out about more details about the project here, and you can use the new #documentation channel on the Nano Discord to join the conversation.Nano Foundation does not endorse or approve products and/or services used or developed by third parties. Any links to third party software or sites are for informational purposes only. Nano Foundation bears no responsibility for the operability, accuracy, legality or content of third party products and/or services. Any questions regarding third-party material should be directed to that partyWeekly Update 5/10/19 was originally published in Nano on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.

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19. 05. 10

Five Years of Nano — A Look...

Five Years of Nano — A Look BackFive years ago to the day, Colin LeMahieu made the first GitHub commit towards what would eventually develop into the working Nano protocol that we know and use today. Born as a solution to the inefficiencies Colin saw in existing cryptocurrencies, Nano is designed to address the high fees, scalability, and transaction times that limit the adoption of digital currencies.Colin started Nano (then RaiBlocks) as a part-time hobby that became a full-time passion. Initially creating and working on Nano on his own, the once personal project has fully blossomed into a global undertaking supported by a core team of developers at the newly created Nano Foundation.Since its forming in early 2018, the Nano Foundation has been responsible for pushing the protocol forward and supporting the Nano community. By keeping Nano incredibly lightweight and fast, and having zero fees, it can continue to empower its users to transfer value efficiently on a global scale.To visualize all the progress to date, we put together GitHub development video that covers every commit made to the protocol to date. Enjoy!https://medium.com/media/56bac6e1a9571dbf522e4453cab76174/hrefAs Nano’s development continues, we would be amiss if we did not once again pause to thank the community for its continued efforts in supporting, testing, and building upon the Nano network. The number of projects, tools, and innovations created and utilized by our incredible community is humbling in its size. Community spirit and energy are vital for a project like Nano to be a success we thank you again for your constant support, enthusiasm, and the personal connections we’ve made along the way.https://medium.com/media/cea0a35d1e4b1ded07df620d72577b85/hrefConsistently inspired by the rate at which the Nano ecosystem is expanding, we can’t help but be excited for what the future holds.Here’s to another five years of extraordinary progress!Five Years of Nano — A Look Back was originally published in Nano on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.

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19. 05. 01

Weekly Report 4/29/19

Last week was marked by the highly anticipated release of V19 Solidus on the beta network, SomeNano emerging with a new take on paywalls, and a new Nano network block visualizer was born! The community inspires us with their continued innovation and tenacity in maintaining a vibrant Nano ecosystem.Solidus marches on to the beta networkSolidus made its first appearance this week as RC 1 was released on the beta network! Packed full of substantial updates and improvements to the node, Solidus will help make the network more robust and easier to integrate. Confirmation Height, dynamic Proof-of-work, and a default prefix change from xrb_ to nano_ are just some of the new additions users can expect with Solidus.If you haven’t had a chance to catch up with all of the features included in the planned release, then read our recent feature analysis which outlines all the notable changes in Solidus.As always, we want to thank all of our beta testers in advance for their role in testing this important release. We also invite users who wish to support development to contribute to the beta testing of Solidus — All the information you need to start putting Solidus through its paces can be found here.NANO Faucet — Network VisualizerNano is built on a unique Block Lattice data-structure that is fundamentally different from traditional blockchains. To aid understanding, a new network visualizer has been created for the community courtesy of u/sraymansmoles. The new tool allows the user to view sends, receives, and can be found on the Nano Faucet website.The visualizer is customizable, fun to play with and for the curious, it is also linked to NanoCrawler for searching a particular block! We got some very interesting outcomes while playing with it! More detailed explanations of the way the data is represented can be found here.Hats off to u/sraymansmoles for providing this service to the Nano community.SomeNano Wordpress paywall plugin releasedSomeNano took the stage this week showing off its impressive paywall utility. Operating as a Wordpress plugin, SomeNano allows site creators to create specific paywalls for articles on their website that can be paid for in Nano seamlessly on the site. No burdensome subscriptions or fuss, just an efficient implementation of Nano on display!Reddit user u/pwlk also gave us a sneak peek of the new VANO light wallet being used with SomeNano in action! We love seeing the interaction between Nano creations in the real world.Thank you u/pwlk for creating this exciting plugin.Nano Foundation does not endorse or approve products and/or services used or developed by third parties. Any links to third party software or sites are for informational purposes only. Nano Foundation bears no responsibility for the operability, accuracy, legality or content of third party products and/or services. Any questions regarding third-party material should be directed to that partyWeekly Report 4/29/19 was originally published in Nano on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.

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19. 04. 29

Solidus Release Candidate 1

Now available on the beta network.Solidus is ready to make its first appearance on the beta network, and testers are now invited to upgrade their beta nodes to V19 RC1. As Solidus brings a significant amount of large scale changes to the node software, testers can expect further Release Candidates to appear as testing progresses.RC1 contains both the Confirmation Height and Dynamic Proof of Work features, with TCP overlay being included in RC2.You can check out a comprehensive summary of the main improvements that Solidus will bring in our recent Feature Analysis, or by checking out the project page on Github.Help us testThe Solidus release represents a milestone in the development of the Nano protocol and as such will be subjected to rigorous testing on the beta network by both the core team and our army of dedicated community testers. To increase the efficacy of the testing, we have prepared some specific instructions on areas which require more focused testing. These details can be found here.If you wish to participate in testing on the beta network, please visit https://beta.nano.org to get started. Community testing is crucial to the final quality of the release, and anyone who runs a beta node is invited to join the #beta-net channel on Discord.As always, it is a great privilege to have such an active community of beta testers. The feedback and bug reports you provide are beneficial in contributing to a quality final release. Thank you!Change LogRelease V19.0RC1 (2019–04–27)Full ChangelogMajor Changes:Add confirmation height [#1770]PoW Client Compute and Resend Work based on network load [#1336]Trending active_transactions difficulty for an average [#1858]Emit “nano_” prefixed addresses [#1771]RPC server is moved to a new process [#1874]Websocket support [#1840]Solidus Release Candidate 1 was originally published in Nano on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.

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19. 04. 27

Weekly Update 4/22/19

As we celebrate Earth Day 2019, developments around the Nano space continue to thrive. Last week we saw Natrium 2.0 land on Android with some new features, Bitcoin Superstore announces new ways to spend Nano and the launch of the My Nano Nina node API!Let’s take a minute and catch up with last week’s important updates!Vacation with Nano and Bitcoin SuperstoreBitcoin Superstore has announced a new expansion to their service, with the popular platform now offering users the ability to purchase flights and hotels using Nano.body[data-twttr-rendered="true"] {background-color: transparent;}.twitter-tweet {margin: auto !important;}Now our customers can book flights and hotels found on https://t.co/11t7VddTkh and https://t.co/1lalJM0Exs with #Nano! Starting 1 May, U.S. based customers will be able to order groceries for delivery. Details: https://t.co/lfeMXkOFd0 $Nano @nano — @BitcoinSuperst1function notifyResize(height) {height = height ? height : document.documentElement.offsetHeight; var resized = false; if (window.donkey && donkey.resize) {donkey.resize(height); resized = true;}if (parent && parent._resizeIframe) {var obj = {iframe: window.frameElement, height: height}; parent._resizeIframe(obj); resized = true;}if (window.location && window.location.hash === "#amp=1" && window.parent && window.parent.postMessage) {window.parent.postMessage({sentinel: "amp", type: "embed-size", height: height}, "*");}if (window.webkit && window.webkit.messageHandlers && window.webkit.messageHandlers.resize) {window.webkit.messageHandlers.resize.postMessage(height); resized = true;}return resized;}twttr.events.bind('rendered', function (event) {notifyResize();}); twttr.events.bind('resize', function (event) {notifyResize();});if (parent && parent._resizeIframe) {var maxWidth = parseInt(window.frameElement.getAttribute("width")); if ( 500 < maxWidth) {window.frameElement.setAttribute("width", "500");}}Already enabling customers to spend Nano at over 200,000 online retailers, Bitcoin Superstore also plans to provide its users with the option to purchase groceries with Nano from May onwards.The ease in which users can make purchases without delay or fees reinforces Nano’s position as the most usable and functional cryptocurrency in the space today.Since its addition to the Bitcoin Superstore in 2018, Nano quickly became one of the top performing cryptocurrencies on the platformNo node, no fuss, just build — with the Ninja APIUntil recently, app developers interested in making full use of the Nano protocol in their projects have needed to create and maintain their own node. Intending to streamline app development, My Nano Ninja has opened up a direct node RPC for developers, saving them the time and effort of running their own.For more information on how you can start using the My Nano Ninja node API check out their service here.Natrium 2.0 is now available on Android — With all new features!Natrium is celebrated as one of the most popular Nano community wallets, employing a simple user interface that cleverly provides powerful functionality. In advance of the upcoming Solidus release, the Natrium team has been improving the app and introducing compelling new features.Released on Saturday, the updated Natrium 2.0 app is now available on both iOS and Android and includes a shift from xrb_ prefixes to nano_ prefixes and the addition of a refreshing new tool for finding and delegating to a new representative.This tool allows users to change their wallet’s delegated representative to one with a lower voting weight (if they are so inclined) to further decentralize the Nano network.Great work guys!Summarizing Nano DecentralizationNano community member and Nanoodle.io creator u/arranHarty has produced a concise update on the current distribution of voting weight on the Nano network (the function that dictates the level of decentralization). The summary contains information on significant reallocations of voting weight, introduces new representatives and gives general advice on how users can help further decentralize the Nano network.One of the most important takeaways is the massive voting weight held by Binance and how users can help take ownership of their Nano while at the same time delegating to a new representative. This process has never been quicker or more accessible and this quick blog post can guide you through in less than 5 minutes!How to get started with Nano — in under 90 seconds!https://medium.com/media/039cec56a060e7c72cc50b016e95f38e/hrefu/NanoGuru has created a video showing just how easy it is to set up a Nano wallet, access a Nano faucet, and begin experiencing the fastest decentralized transfer of value in crypto. A perfect way to show the speed of the network and the smooth services built around it!Always ensure you record your seed and keep it safe.My Nano Link arrivesMy Nano Link is a simple payment link generator designed to improve the way Nano addresses are displayed online. This new tool allows users to create a link in which they can input their address (and an optional amount of Nano) which will generate a page containing a unique QR code, wallet address, and a deeplink for compatible wallets.This will help to streamline creator donations addresses by removing clunky links to addresses on Nano block explorers.Nano Foundation does not endorse or approve products and/or services used or developed by third parties. Any links to third party software or sites are for informational purposes only. Nano Foundation bears no responsibility for the operability, accuracy, legality or content of third party products and/or services. Any questions regarding third-party material should be directed to that partyWeekly Update 4/22/19 was originally published in Nano on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.

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19. 04. 22

Weekly Update 4/15/19

As V19 Solidus marches forward towards its highly anticipated release, we pause to recap last week’s happenings with our Weekly Update. It was a busy week for Nano, highlighted by educational Nano articles including the introduction of Help Nano, Nano Education, and a V19 Solidus feature analysis. Payment processor Coingate also introduced their #Cryptorecycle campaign, NanoGift.me arrives, and more!There’s no shortage of news this week so let’s jump in!Solidus enters the frayOn Friday we shared our V19 Solidus feature analysis with the community, introducing the range of incoming additions to the node software. Notable features of ‘Solidus’ include the introduction of Confirmation Height, dynamic proof-of-work changes to help reduce spam impacts, the introduction of a TCP overlay, and more! Well worth the read to help understand the incoming protocol updates.Coingate unveils their #Cryptorecycle campaignLast week saw cryptocurrency payment gateway CoinGate introduce their #Cryptorecycle campaign, advocating for all crypto users to embrace the true vision of cryptocurrency and use their coins to make purchases. They propose that by spending cryptocurrency and replacing the spent holdings with new fiat, cryptocurrency adoption and global acceptance will occur much quicker, all while increasing the health of the cryptocurrency ecosystem.Check out their blog, it’s a good read and introduces a relevant and interesting discussion!CryptoRecycle: how to HODL and SPEND at the same timeCoinGate has become a popular payment processor in the Nano ecosystem since the native integration in December 2018, offering merchants great flexibility and instant settlements into fiat for their convenience.We unwrap NanoGift.meNanoGift.me is a new Nano gift card/paper wallet generator that allows any user to create a unique Nano paper wallet from home on their desktop! Simply generate the seed, send funds to the newly created wallet, and then decide if you’d like to print, download, or share it with your giftee (you can find the source code on GitHub.).Paper wallets are a fantastic approach to educating people about the ease of using the lightweight Nano currency while gifting real money to your loved ones, friends, and family! Thank you ‘Json’ for your continued dedication to the community!School is in session with Nano EducationNano EducationNano How started as an excellent series of explainer articles written by talented Nano enthusiasts. Nano Education is a new Medium publication that will give a home to these and future educational articles. Full of incredibly detailed and digestible Nano walkthroughs, Nano Education is open to any contributors who are interested in adding high-quality content to the collection. Users can submit content using the Nano Education Medium contact email found on the publication.Most recently, James Coxon gave us an excellent introduction to the successful NanoQuake video game integration. In it, James explains what NanoQuake is, how to install it, and how Nano is utilized in-game!A sense of scope — the Nano ecosystemWe took time this week to consider the incredible growth of the Nano ecosystem over the past 12 months. With so many important services and tools now built around Nano, we decided to create a handy infographic to help visualize the progress so far.We hope you enjoy this visual view of the Nano ecosystem and invite you to help us share it as these projects continue to grow. Also, keep us updated as more projects are launched so we can provide expanded versions of this resource in the future!Help Nano arrives on the sceneThe Nano community is a great place to create! People are continually building, writing, developing and discussing ways to help push this technology forward. As inspiring as this is, some everyday users often feel they don’t have the requisite skills to make a difference. However, with Nano, EVERYBODY can help!To assist with this endeavor, Help Nano has been created by Community Manager ‘RockmSockmJesus’. Visiting the site, any user can find out precisely what they can do to help the project (and how). From helping increase decentralization to running a node — there is something for everybody!Nano Foundation does not endorse or approve products and/or services used or developed by third parties. Any links to third party software or sites are for informational purposes only. Nano Foundation bears no responsibility for the operability, accuracy, legality or content of third party products and/or services. Any questions regarding third-party material should be directed to that party.Weekly Update 4/15/19 was originally published in Nano on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.

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19. 04. 15

V19 Solidus — Feature Analysis

V19 Solidus — Feature AnalysisWith the Solidus release marching towards us at a steady pace, we could wait no longer to present some of the exciting new additions to the Nano node software. Our developers, aided by our army of community developers, have been focused on delivering yet another set of features to make our network stronger, easier to integrate and more resistant to bad actors.Our Dolphin V18 release helped streamline the network with fast and consistent transaction times, and now Solidus will consolidate the network creating an even more robust protocol.Although the sum of the new features provides more stability and accessibility for the network than they offer individually, to understand their strength we must look at them one-by-one, starting with confirmation height.Solidus is taking Nano to new heightsOne of the most anticipated features of Solidus is Confirmation Height. This update adds a new field on all accounts that will record the height of the last confirmed block (which is the count of the number of blocks to that point). This count is recorded locally on the node rather than being shared across the entire network. This enables block cementing — once a block is confirmed across the network, it is prevented from being rolled back locally based on this field.This process provides some important benefits including lower resource usage and easier integration methods. The details of this addition were extensively covered in our Confirmation Height article a few weeks ago. We encourage anyone interested in learning more to click the link below!Looking up to Confirmation HeightSetting siege to spam with dynamic proof-of-workWith any fee-less network there is potential for spam abuse. Nano was designed to combat spam by requiring a small Proof-of-Work (PoW) attached to each block published. To date, the minimum threshold for difficulty on the PoW was static and all transactions have been treated the same. With Solidus, this process becomes more dynamic.Through a combination of features that a) help the node track the average PoW levels on the network, b) regenerate work for published blocks that aren’t being confirmed quickly enough, and c) prioritize processing based on the PoW difficulty, the cost of sustained spam on the Nano network that attempts to slow down fast confirmation times is getting much higher.For services that do not use the Nano node for work generation but have chosen to perform this externally through their own implementations, updates will be required to ensure that work values are in line with the network average. Look for more info about impacts to external systems in our upcoming article which will break down the mechanics of Dynamic PoW in more detail.Getting precise with TCPUntil today, all versions of the Nano node have communicated live network traffic over the User Datagram Protocol (UDP). There are some advantages to using UDP as it doesn’t require confirmation of receipt, but with it come drawbacks like lost traffic resulting in wasted bandwidth.With Solidus, the node is being converted to participate on the live network using the Transmission Control Protocol (TCP) which will help reduce lost packets and is also more widely supported across various types of networks. This will allow for easier integrations, lower resource usage, and open up more efficient peering across the network. The same recommended port configurations used by the TCP bootstrapping network apply to this update. This allows for a smooth transition when upgrading.The gold standard prefix: nano_When addresses are returned by the Nano node, they include a prefix of “xrb_”, which is related to the previous RaiBlocks name we have been transitioning away from. With Solidus we charge forward to a more brand-aligned “nano_” prefix, and these updated addresses will be emitted going forward.We recommend all services test and verify they properly support “nano_” prefixed addresses for all their integration points before upgrading to V19. Any questions about these impacts should be directed to the Nano Foundation.PLEASE NOTE: These changes have no impact on the security or availability of the funds controlled by your private seed. Even if a service you use has not adjusted to the “nano_” address change, you will be able to use other services with your seed or use an “xrb_” address instead.Emit "nano_" prefixed addresses by wezrule · Pull Request #1771 · nanocurrency/nano-nodeRPC achieves process independenceThe Nano node is comprised of various components that enable participation in consensus, sending of funds, and more. Initially, each of these pieces were created and connected in a central application. Moving forward, to help provide better options for managing how they work together, many are being split up into their own areas.The Remote Procedure Call (RPC) server that helps handle communications to the node is getting this treatment with an optional move to its own process. By default, it will continue to run within the main node process, but a configuration change allows it to operate outside in a new dedicated process. This allows for greater control of the service and reduced attack surface of the node as their concerns are now separated.Enjoy your (optional) independence, RPC.RPC server is moved to a new process by wezrule · Pull Request #1874 · nanocurrency/nano-nodeSolidus to make integrations even easierFor exchanges and services, the Nano node has always provided good options for integration, and Solidus will add to that with it even more helpful updates, increasing the ease at which the Nano ecosystem can expand.Minting that block_infoAs a widely used RPC endpoint, the block_info call accepts a block hash and returns tons of relevant data for that block to be used in various ways. Some new additions to the returned data are key to simplifying integrations — starting with the confirmation status. As part of the Confirmation Height feature, finding out if a particular block has been confirmed by the network will be as simple as calling block_info and reading the true or false value of the “confirmed” key. It’s almost too easy.There are also situations where determining the subtype of a state block is tricky because it is not explicitly included in the block itself. Instead, it must be determined by the values in other fields. To help streamline this identification, another new key called “subtype” was added in the block_info call so it is explicit and easily found.Finally, you won’t always want to get these new details for just a single block, so both confirmed and subtype details are available for multiple blocks via the blocks_info call as well. Time for a block party!Websocket to me — efficient communication with the nodeGetting notifications for blocks being confirmed on the node is important when building any second-layer solution. Current implementations use a mechanism which triggers callbacks to a configured URL via http. This requires a new connection to be opened with each callback and requires callbacks for every confirmed block, both of which are inefficient behaviors.In Solidus, support for a new callback mechanism through websockets is included. This allows a single connection to be opened and a subscribe action to be called, which allows the notifications across that one particular connection. Not only is this a more efficient way to receive these details, but it also establishes the framework for future updates to allow notifications of additional events and even filtering options.Websocket support by cryptocode · Pull Request #1840 · nanocurrency/nano-nodeNano grows in strengthThese highlighted features are some of the more impactful and important changes Solidus is bringing under its banner. V19 is comprised of over 100 pull requests, so rest assured there are many other improvements coming to the node. To see the full list and follow along as we get closer to release, check out the V19 GitHub Release tracker.V19 Solidus — Feature Analysis was originally published in Nano on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.

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19. 04. 12

Weekly Update 4/8/19

USDT pair now on Binance, new browser extension light wallet in beta, Nano Venezuela meet up and more.As we delve deeper into April, exciting news and developments continue to pop up within the Nano ecosystem. We are happy to bring you the latest happenings in our community in this week’s update!Binance Adds NANO/USDTThis week Binance added a NANO/USDT pairing onto their popular exchange platform. The community response to the addition was great, and this pairing allows users to trade their Tether for Nano on the Binance exchange. The Nano Foundation will continue to strive towards even more significant exchange listings throughout 2019.Introducing Vano beta — the light wallet browser extensionOn April 3rd, Marek (or Snizzly#5519 on Discord) introduced Vano, a project he has worked on in recent months. It is a cross-browser light wallet extension that supports all essential wallet functions such as creating and importing seeds, sending and receiving Nano, and changing wallet representatives.As of now, Vano is available on the Chrome Web Store (also works for Brave browser users) and the Firefox Add-Ons Store, however, Marek reminds all potential users to exercise caution in storing large amounts of Nano on his new wallet as it is currently in beta.body[data-twttr-rendered="true"] {background-color: transparent;}.twitter-tweet {margin: auto !important;}Just adding some #NANO to the awesome new browser wallet #VANO using the lovely #Natrium app. Pretty fast eh? And fee-less of course! Great job @VanoWallet! @nano @SatoshiLite @ColinLeMahieu @NatriumIO @cz_binance #BUIDL https://t.co/lGQFUZo5Y2 — @tipananofunction notifyResize(height) {height = height ? height : document.documentElement.offsetHeight; var resized = false; if (window.donkey && donkey.resize) {donkey.resize(height); resized = true;}if (parent && parent._resizeIframe) {var obj = {iframe: window.frameElement, height: height}; parent._resizeIframe(obj); resized = true;}if (window.location && window.location.hash === "#amp=1" && window.parent && window.parent.postMessage) {window.parent.postMessage({sentinel: "amp", type: "embed-size", height: height}, "*");}if (window.webkit && window.webkit.messageHandlers && window.webkit.messageHandlers.resize) {window.webkit.messageHandlers.resize.postMessage(height); resized = true;}return resized;}twttr.events.bind('rendered', function (event) {notifyResize();}); twttr.events.bind('resize', function (event) {notifyResize();});if (parent && parent._resizeIframe) {var maxWidth = parseInt(window.frameElement.getAttribute("width")); if ( 500 < maxWidth) {window.frameElement.setAttribute("width", "500");}}Check out this fun video by @tipanano highlighting the speed of adding Nano to Vano! Thanks for making this video and the shoutout!Vano is an exciting addition to a robust existing wallet pool and a fantastic opportunity to showcase how light both Nano and its wallets can be across platforms!For more information, please check out Vano’s GitHub here.The Nano Center’s NanoSpeed project funded!Thanks to the consistently fantastic Nano community benefactors, NanoSpeed.live has had its server costs for the next 18 months paid for in full. Submitted as a potential project at The Nano Center only weeks ago, the community has responded in earnest and donated above and beyond the requests of creator u/silverstar194.body[data-twttr-rendered="true"] {background-color: transparent;}.twitter-tweet {margin: auto !important;}The $NANO Center Project Update: https://t.co/RwhkOpj6vH Funded! Check out our announcement below and be sure to check https://t.co/9wYj6SyU36 for more initiatives! https://t.co/OHxJnh9Y77 — @TheNanoCenterfunction notifyResize(height) {height = height ? height : document.documentElement.offsetHeight; var resized = false; if (window.donkey && donkey.resize) {donkey.resize(height); resized = true;}if (parent && parent._resizeIframe) {var obj = {iframe: window.frameElement, height: height}; parent._resizeIframe(obj); resized = true;}if (window.location && window.location.hash === "#amp=1" && window.parent && window.parent.postMessage) {window.parent.postMessage({sentinel: "amp", type: "embed-size", height: height}, "*");}if (window.webkit && window.webkit.messageHandlers && window.webkit.messageHandlers.resize) {window.webkit.messageHandlers.resize.postMessage(height); resized = true;}return resized;}twttr.events.bind('rendered', function (event) {notifyResize();}); twttr.events.bind('resize', function (event) {notifyResize();});if (parent && parent._resizeIframe) {var maxWidth = parseInt(window.frameElement.getAttribute("width")); if ( 500 < maxWidth) {window.frameElement.setAttribute("width", "500");}}Thanks again to the community for their continued support of so many deserving Nano-related projects.Nano in Venezuela!This past weekend saw the realization of another great Nano Center proposal. The inaugural Nano Venezuela meet up and presentation went ahead, following previous delays related to the nationwide blackouts.The complex issues in Venezuela are well documented, particularly within the crypto space, with serious concerns about the viability of their fiat currency surfacing after recent hyperinflation. Many people see cryptocurrencies as potential tools to address this problem, and specifically within the Nano community, members are taking firm steps to raise awareness.Funded by the Nano community and hosted by Nano Venezuela, with guest speakers from academia and business, the event helped explain the virtues of cryptocurrency to those in attendance. With many more constructive and educational meetings and resources planned, we are keeping a close eye on developments.We would also like to recognize the inspirational efforts and attitudes of the organizers of the event. The progress that has been made, with the support of the community, is astonishing given the upheaval experienced by those involved daily.We thank you all for your passion in embracing and advancing our shared values for what Nano can do for the world.Default nano_ prefixed addresses are being emitted in Nano node V19We are still hard at work building out V19 but wanted to bring extra attention to an upcoming change that forces the node to emit nano_ prefixed addresses instead of xrb_ ones.Emit "nano_" prefixed addresses by wezrule · Pull Request #1771 · nanocurrency/nano-nodeThis PR will be merged soon for inclusion in the upcoming V19 release so we recommend all services integrating with Nano verify they support this prefix — depending on how the integration is built it could impact service availability if not handled properly. If you have any questions about this update, please reach out in the comments below.PLEASE NOTE: These changes have no impact on the security or availability of the funds controlled by your private seed. Even if a service you use has not adjusted to the nano_ address change, you will be able to use other services with your seed or use a xrb_ address instead.Nano Foundation does not endorse or approve products and/or services used or developed by third parties. Any links to third party software or sites are for informational purposes only. Nano Foundation bears no responsibility for the operability, accuracy, legality or content of third party products and/or services. Any questions regarding third-party material should be directed to that party.Weekly Update 4/8/19 was originally published in Nano on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.

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19. 04. 08

Weekly Update 4/1/19

Travala.com news, Nano Meetup updates, Nano Donate, developers sit down with RockmSockmJesus and Nanex.com closing.As March comes to a close, we arrive in April with new updates and opportunities for Nano’s growth. While diligent work continues on v19 ‘Solidus’, new developments happen daily involving all things Nano.Let’s take a look at the last week in Nano.Travala adds native Nano payments!Popular travel site and blockchain supporter Travala.com has added Nano as one of their native cryptocurrency payment options!body[data-twttr-rendered="true"] {background-color: transparent;}.twitter-tweet {margin: auto !important;}NANO now added as a native payment option on https://t.co/CL8FxAXFXS Book 550,000+ hotels in 210 countries with #NANO. Travel to 82,000+ destinations with your favorite #cryptocurrency. We're crowdfunding: https://t.co/uPKxFt0w4n @nano @ColinLeMahieu — @travalacomfunction notifyResize(height) {height = height ? height : document.documentElement.offsetHeight; var resized = false; if (window.donkey && donkey.resize) {donkey.resize(height); resized = true;}if (parent && parent._resizeIframe) {var obj = {iframe: window.frameElement, height: height}; parent._resizeIframe(obj); resized = true;}if (window.location && window.location.hash === "#amp=1" && window.parent && window.parent.postMessage) {window.parent.postMessage({sentinel: "amp", type: "embed-size", height: height}, "*");}if (window.webkit && window.webkit.messageHandlers && window.webkit.messageHandlers.resize) {window.webkit.messageHandlers.resize.postMessage(height); resized = true;}return resized;}twttr.events.bind('rendered', function (event) {notifyResize();}); twttr.events.bind('resize', function (event) {notifyResize();});if (parent && parent._resizeIframe) {var maxWidth = parseInt(window.frameElement.getAttribute("width")); if ( 500 < maxWidth) {window.frameElement.setAttribute("width", "500");}}If you’re looking to take a trip anywhere in the world and want to pay in Nano — give them a look! We’re always excited to see Nano’s availability as a payment option expand to new frontiers!Recent Nano meetup in San Francisco, California a resounding success!On Saturday, a group of fifteen Californians came together to chat, drink, and celebrate their shared interest in Nano. We are told it was a lot of fun and we look forward to seeing more meetups around the globe in the coming months. A big thanks to u/CryptoGod12 for coordinating the event!Nano Venezuela meetup rescheduled to April 6th, 2019.Due to recent events in Venezuela, the Nano Venezuela Foundation has been forced to reschedule their highly anticipated meetup to April 6th, 2019. They are hoping their country’s situation will normalize enough that they can hold the meetup that the Nano community so generously funded. Please see their announcement here.Nano Donate added to the Chrome Web StoreMany Nano community-developed tools and services rely on generous donations to help offset costs and accept tips. The developer behind NanoCharts.info has created Nano Donate, a useful Chrome extension that makes donating to these beloved services even more natural.Website owners can add a short line of code to their website which will enable users of the extension to donate in a matter of seconds, via their web-based wallets or by scanning a QR with their mobile wallet.For all of the important information head over to NanoCharts.infoNanex.co announces planned closure on April 30th, 2019.The team over at Nanex.co has announced that they will be closing their exchange on April 30th, 2019. We wish the Nanex team the best for whatever the future holds and thank them for their contribution to the Nano ecosystem over the past year.Users have been advised to withdraw any funds from their Nanex accounts before closure.Please consult the official announcement from Nanex for more details.For people who have chosen to delegate their Nano voting weight to the Nanex representative, please consider changing your representative — this thread provides more details on how to do so easily.A fun read: Building the Future of MoneyThis week, recently knighted United States Community Manager ‘RockmSockmJesus’ wrote an informative and fun article on the inspirations and creative catalysts of third-party Nano developers within the community. We enjoyed reading through it and hope you did too. For those who may have missed it — here it is!Thank you to Nano Community Manager Brian White for his contributions to this weeks update.Nano Foundation does not endorse or approve products and/or services used or developed by third parties. Any links to third party software or sites are for informational purposes only. Nano Foundation bears no responsibility for the operability, accuracy, legality or content of third party products and/or services. Any questions regarding third-party material should be directed to that party.Weekly Update 4/1/19 was originally published in Nano on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.

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19. 04. 01

Building the future of money

Building the Future of MoneyConversations with third-party Nano developersThis blog was written by and based upon series of interviews carried out by Nano community manager RockmSockmJesus. Emphasis and formatting edits have been added to quotes for clarity and readability.Communities have extraordinary power. The collective attitudes and efforts of its members have the potential to affect significant change, from micro to the macro scale. Thriving communities are able to gain momentum and overcome great hurdles from the seemingly small (and sometimes large) actions of their individual members.The Nano community was in its infancy throughout 2017 but began to grow at a pace in early 2018, and has continued its impressive trajectory ever since. Some community members are now Nano protocol developers and are creating the foundation for other community developers to build and creating on top of.Arguably the most important development work is carried out by community members who create the third-party tools that both enable the growth of the ecosystem and invite further creative expansion. With people from all walks of life contributing to the goal of revolutionizing world currency, we have seen the creation of ingenious new tools that have added incredible functionality to, and become the basis for, the important Nano ecosystem we have today.Within this article we’ll explore some of the experiences and similarities these third-party developers shared when learning and eventually creating with Nano.A spark of curiosityThese community members-turned contributors start out much like many of us in the digital currency space; learning about digital currencies, usually by word-of-mouth, from other excited people. Some start with purely financial interests but soon engage after learning of the many outlets for this breakthrough technology.Andrew Mitchell, the creator of the Nano Tip Bot for Twitter, shares his story of finding Nano:I first heard of cryptocurrencies back in college around 2012, where I thought it was just some way to buy drugs off the internet. Then I picked back up interest in 2016 when I was chatting with a friend looking at prices. That piqued my curiosity so I dug into some exchanges and started casually trading in 2017. Once I saw nano was fast and feeless, I thought it would be perfect to develop on because I could test with no worry of losing any value.Andrew’s curiosity led to the development of his Nano Tip Bot for Twitter, enabling a platform of over 300 million active users to easily send and share Nano with friends.Yekta, the graphic designer for the Natrium mobile wallet, shares a similar story of discovering Nano and being intrigued by the possibilities:My brother […] introduced me to it, and I got interested quickly. It was purely financial for me at the start though. Then I started looking into tech aspect and researching, it seemed interesting too so I continued […] At the time we were searching for new projects with my brothers, reading whitepapers, looking into the communities of their projects, trying to evaluate how useful they are etc. And Nano was a pretty good matchThe Natrium mobile wallet also was the subject of a recent speed-test video comparing the fast transfer speeds in Nano to email and SMS speeds. Some creators, like Zily88 of the Reddit Tip Bot, were drawn to developing with Nano after being frustrated with the scaling issues faced by other approaches to digital currency:[…] then in early December my cousin, who is barely into crypto, sent me an article about “Raiblocks” As I read about it, I was fascinated with how well it worked and that they were attempting to make a feeless instant coin, something which other coin creators scoff at. Then, Bitcoin became way more popular. The price, along with its fees, skyrocketed. Combining that with the rivalry of the BCH community, I sort of lost a bit of faith in BTC and decided most of my holdings should go to Raiblocks.The spark ignites into the flames of inspirationThese creators, interested in this new and revolutionary technology, are inspired to create when they see an opportunity present itself. Some see more natural ways to share Nano with others, and other creators see opportunity in introducing Nano to new platforms and audiences.Ty Schenk, CEO and co-founder of BrainBlocks, recounts his and co-founder Daniel Brain’s motivations for starting the service:So Daniel actually started BrainBlocks in early January of 2018. Around that time there wasn’t really any way to pay merchants online and he wanted to fix that by building a platform to pay online using his experience in payment platforms. I joined Daniel just a day or two after launching BrainBlocks with the intention to build a mobile app where you can accept Nano locally like a point of sale. Additionally, I wanted to build some SDKs that could wrap around BrainBlocks and make it straightforward for anyone to accept Nano. I would say my main drive behind contributing was that I believed in Colin’s vision and I wanted to do anything I could to help enable his vision. I wanted Nano to be used around the worldDaniel and Ty saw an opportunity to add something new on top of Nano and decided to create something that adds the functionality needed to further Nano’s goal of being used worldwide. This incredible talent to identify potential and to develop solutions sits as the bedrock of our community.The potential for improvement is not always clear, however, and concepts that are intrinsic to Nano (and cryptocurrency in general) also have to be solved in the push for adoption. Decentralization is a core feature in the composition of a true cryptocurrency, and its importance can never be understated. Nano builds its decentralization on a unique Delegated Proof of Stake (or DPoS) consensus algorithm which requires users to select representatives that they trust.BitDesert of MyNano.Ninja found his opportunity in creating better transparency for representatives in the Nano network. MyNano.Ninja is a website where people can see their representative, and choose a better one if needed.BitDesert had the following to say about him finding his opportunity:Nano is based on representatives, but how do you know which representative you should choose? So I build My Nano Ninja where the representatives can link their address to social profiles and add more information. Additionally we get more information about the rep with uptime tracking, age and the scoring system. Then everybody can easily see which reps are good and switch to them. […] Without decentralization any crypto is worthless. and for nano the most important part are the representatives, and the [Nano] system is pretty unique if you compare it to e.g. bitcoin, so we need a new system [for tracking representatives]Paul.b, the creator of the convenient Chrome extension Nano Pay, also had a similar epiphany when he realized a useful tool for the ecosystem simply didn’t exist yet. Nano Pay allows anyone using Chrome to send Nano to addresses found on the web seamlessly. This is an essential first step toward eventual interoperability between platforms, and Nano is the perfect messenger.Paul.b commented as well on the creative possibilities within the Nano ecosystem:I started to search for a way to simplify tipping on the web with nano. I was at first very surprised no tool like mine already existed. I mean that’s something that makes your life way more easier. That made me realize that at the moment there is almost no software developed on top of the nano protocol to make usage of it. You could almost rewrite any type of software ( Games like rpgs. , tipping like Patreon , micro-transaction in chat etc) to make use of the nano currency. The potential is incredibleNot everyone who starts on the journey toward creating a new tool or extension for Nano knows quite how they are going to solve the problems they have identified. Some developers have a less clear path ahead than others, but that doesn’t stop them from starting. Those who take it upon themselves to learn new programming languages for the sake of creating something new are essential to the community and are well suited to the dynamic, and ever-changing space Nano currently finds its self in.Others use the opportunity as a way to showcase their programming skills in hopes of creating a more innovative portfolio of work. Zily88 remarked on some of his motivations regarding the creation of the Reddit Tip Bot:I recently moved and am in a job search. I took up Python about 5 years ago and had used it for a lot of data analysis. By writing the Reddit Tip Bot, I was able to show off my c̶r̶e̶a̶t̶i̶v̶e̶ innovative programming skills by putting it on GitHub. As for why I made the tip bot specifically, as opposed to other projects, I had built the NanoBrewed kegerator which really helped familiarize me with how to work a Node and how to send transactions by programming. I started off writing the tipbot thinking “ah, there’s no way I’ll be able to actually write this. I need SQL, a Reddit interface…”A functional and productive community can help solve these issues, and after reading of other people who embarked on the same project, and learning what they did and mistakes they made, it made the process more clear.I asked around, got a few answers with some difficulties [I] encountered. I think Colin chimed in when I was asking about it in December haha, encouraging me not to reinvent the wheel […] So I started writing it. Got my node running locally, learned how to use SQL (over Christmas break) then learned I would have to rewrite a lot of stuff. I kinda fell off for a few weeks, until a redditor asked the Nano community for a tipbot for his subreddit, and I was like “oh yeah, I was working on that!” and deployed the first prototype in Late January.Bbedward, creator and lead developer of the highly regarded (and Nano community funded) Natrium mobile wallet, shared his motivations and stated what he’s learned throughout Natrium’s production.A lot, a much deeper understanding of the nano protocol that came from implementing the low-level nano operations in Dart, I learned modern Android development conventions such as constraint layout, learned the Dart programming language and the Flutter framework. Anytime I take on a project in my spare time I try to use it as an opportunity to learn something new.Don’t let your ideas smolder away — Light the fire!We’d like to thank these people for investing their time and talent into the ecosystem and taking the time for sharing their story. If you’re interested in learning more, check out our resources here or drop by the Discord and say hi!Our interviewees would also like to share a few words of encouragement to anyone who sees an opportunity involving Nano now or in the future and may be considering starting development:Just dive in, have fun, and embrace the ecosystem. There’s numerous ways to get help and support along the way.— Bbedward of NatriumI would say the best thing is to push yourself to learn more, build more, and try more. Things may be hard to figure out but there is always a way.— Ty Schenk of BrainBlocksI would recommend everyone to stop getting caught up on ideas and discussing them endlessly and start actually building things, with a plan, and if it fails, try again. And I would suggest them to never assume they can’t do something because it’s not their “area”, or they don’t have the “talent” for it, as long as they are interested in it, I think they should just start building. […] I was neither an interface designer, nor a coder a year ago, so I can definitely say it’s possible— Yekta of NatriumDo it son ! This project is not only about you and the profit you can make building a software. Think about the real world possibilities you could offer to the human civilization. You’re building the future!— Paul.b of the Nano Pay Chrome ExtensionMy only advice is to just start. There are a number of great resources available to learn, and people are eager to answer questions if you’re truly interested. Trust me, you’ll learn a lot just by stumbling around!— Andrew Mitchell of the Twitter Nano Tip BotJust start with anything (: Nano is a great place to try new things out— BitDesert of MyNano.NinjaJust get started on a simple project. It’s a pain to learn all the skills (e.g. node RPC) but once you learn it, you can learn new ones and build a project. Once that project gets built and you start to truly realize what Nano is, a world of possibilities starts to open from free and instant transactions. And talk to people on Discord if you run into trouble lol. There are a lot of great people who love to help out.— Zily88 of the Reddit Tip Bot for NanoSo to sum up, ideas rarely matter until someone executes them— Yekta of NatriumFor more inspiration, head to Nano.org or our Subreddit r/nanocurrencyBuilding the future of money was originally published in Nano on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.

Nano

19. 03. 30

Weekly Update 3/25/19

A look ahead to one of our Solidus release features, a recap of the #NationalLetsLaughDay meme competition and some Nano news highlights from the past week.Marching towards our next milestone releaseAs the developers are working away on preparing Solidus, we took some time to explore one of its most anticipated features. Building on the underlying work in v18 Dolphin, V19 will introduce ‘Confirmation Height’ to the Nano node software, designed to help solidify account ledgers and reduce vote traffic on the network.You can learn more about how this will work in our accessible guide to Confirmation Height.As we get closer to another version of the Nano node, Twitter user “_n1ghtshade” has shared a great visualization of just how far Colin and the development team have brought the Nano protocol since inception in 2014.https://medium.com/media/7582b58bc0a3f9b635120946b8ed303f/hrefAnother Community manager joins the team.The community team this week welcomed u/RockmSockmjesus as the newest Nano community manager. ‘Rockm’ will use his affable nature and welcoming manner to help provide more consistent coverage across all time zones, joining Brian White as our second USA based CM.Read his introduction here.Employment noticeWe have received a good response in our search for a Full Stack Developer and wish to thank all applicants that have submitted their resumes thus far. As we continue to work through the applications and assess the candidates, we would like to remind everyone that applications remain open at this time.If you are an experienced Full Stack Developer with demonstrable skills in both front and backend development, then visit our job listing for details on how to apply.Simplifying Nano…A practical new Payment Intent tool has recently been developed by prolific Nano community developer Andrew Mitchell. At nanotipbot.com, users can find a deep link generator to create a URLs that directly open the most popular Nano wallets when clicked. The amount and address are automatically filled and if no wallet is available, the user is redirected to a help page. This functionality makes preparing a Nano transaction to send even more intuitive when using wallets such as Natrium, Canoe and others.Users can visit the announcement thread for more information, discussion and to provide specific feedback.The inaugural Nano meme competition comes to a close.To celebrate #NationalLetsLaughDay our community team, in conjunction with subreddit user u/mortuusmare, ran our first ever Nano meme competition. The Nano community possesses some uniquely talented people, and it was a great pleasure looking through their comedic creations. The winner, u/nanoissuperior, was eventually selected by a panel of judges for his Avengers: Endgame trailer meme — he receives a 30 Nano bounty and a custom Nano ledger Nano S!Great effort from all involved — thanks to everybody who submitted entries and voted on the shortlist!Weekly Update 3/25/19 was originally published in Nano on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.

Nano

19. 03. 25

Weekly Nano Update 3/18/19

Nano Foundation is looking to expand, Community manager Bruno to live-stream Nano development and a bucket load more in this weeks update…Nano Foundation looking to hireBefore we get into the news from the week, we wanted to remind the community that we are actively seeking a Full Stack developer to cover a wide range of exciting and engaging tasks and responsibilities. If you feel you may have the skills for the role then you can read the full job description here and find the application details within . We are looking forward to meeting the perfect candidate and expanding the team!Bruno G invites you to watch him build with NanoOur passionate community manager, Bruno G, has started his very own Twitch stream. Bruno has committed to a daily live-stream of his development work with Nano, building wallets and libraries amongst other things. This is designed to be a great point of access for developers to quickly familiarize themselves with Nano’s versatility and its broad range of applications.Make sure to give him your support by following him on Twitch#NationalLetsLaughDay Meme challenge on RedditThe Nano community team have put their heads together and designed a fun competition for community members to submit their favorite memes, or better yet create some new and original content for the competition. 1st prize will be a custom branded Nano Ledger S from the Nano Foundation.Thank you u/mortuusmare for the original idea, and you can find more details in the announcement here on Reddit.Nano Foundation to support NanoCrawlerThe premier Nano block explorer, NanoCrawler, has long been the communities preferred way to traverse the network. Where users are investigating transactions or looking for an overview of the general network health, NanoCrawler is always there to deliver the information in an intuitive an accessible manner. Moving forward, the Nano Foundation will be supplying premium hosting services to NanoCrawler to help ensure the service operates at its maximum capacity, fulfilling a vital role in the Nano ecosystem.NanoSpeed looking to the NanoCenter for supportFollowing a significant overhaul post-Dolphin, NanoSpeed.live has now become a wonderfully reliable and consistent Nano transaction time tracker. Within 2 clicks and 10 seconds it gives users the ability to see just how quick the network can fully confirm a transaction, and is an incredible resource for communicating Nano to new users.Developer u/silverstar194 is asking for assistance in ensuring NanoSpeed.live has the most appropriate supporting hardware to ensure the service remains as reliable as ever. Check out his proposal here and consider donating to show support for his efforts.NanoPay Chrome extension enters the ecosystemOne of the most long-awaited and anticipated implementations of Nano is here. NanoPay performs a straightforward but incredibly useful task in crawling webpages for Nano addresses and offering the user an opportunity to quickly pay said account — all via a simple browser extension. This opens up a world of possibilities for content creators, web developers, and services to streamline the process of taking donations or implementing paywalls on their content. A fascinating development in the ecosystem that will surely see a multitude of additions.body[data-twttr-rendered="true"] {background-color: transparent;}.twitter-tweet {margin: auto !important;}Having a browser extension that does this is something I've wanted since Nano started. Freemium pay-to-clear-ads. https://t.co/VetYAxbWWa — @ColinLeMahieufunction notifyResize(height) {height = height ? height : document.documentElement.offsetHeight; var resized = false; if (window.donkey && donkey.resize) {donkey.resize(height); resized = true;}if (parent && parent._resizeIframe) {var obj = {iframe: window.frameElement, height: height}; parent._resizeIframe(obj); resized = true;}if (window.location && window.location.hash === "#amp=1" && window.parent && window.parent.postMessage) {window.parent.postMessage({sentinel: "amp", type: "embed-size", height: height}, "*");}if (window.webkit && window.webkit.messageHandlers && window.webkit.messageHandlers.resize) {window.webkit.messageHandlers.resize.postMessage(height); resized = true;}return resized;}twttr.events.bind('rendered', function (event) {notifyResize();}); twttr.events.bind('resize', function (event) {notifyResize();});if (parent && parent._resizeIframe) {var maxWidth = parseInt(window.frameElement.getAttribute("width")); if ( 500 < maxWidth) {window.frameElement.setAttribute("width", "500");}}Notable Nano coverage this week…Nano vs Email vs SMSThe modern world considers SMS and email to be “instantaneous” — they trust what they send will be received promptly. Used almost everywhere by almost everyone, these services naturally fit in with the modern user’s approach to communication. With this comparison video between SMS, email and Nano, you can now see how international digital payments are possible today, with finality quicker than email.https://medium.com/media/ce2f1f0b62ecbece2cd0c1609db0712f/hrefDetailed Nano review from experienced Ethereum developerCrypto YouTuber Hashoshi4 recently took a deep look into Nano and provided a great explanation of some of the core concepts behind the protocol. If you missed his video then it is well worth checking out and sharing:https://medium.com/media/36c8dbaf98c130b0158ec80d6928b734/hrefAnother detailed review of the Nano protocolExploring Cryptocurrency recently provided an excellently delivered and accurate summary of the Nano protocol. What it lacks in production value it more than makes up for with fantastically narrated and researched content. This is a wonderful resource and comes highly recommended!https://medium.com/media/bc67e8aee918c0588dca7f26f83f2fa4/hrefWeekly Nano Update 3/18/19 was originally published in Nano on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.

Nano

19. 03. 18

Weekly Nano Update 3/18/19

Nano Foundation is looking to expand, Community manager Bruno to live-stream Nano development and a bucket load more in this weeks update…Nano Foundation looking to hireBefore we get into the news from the week, we wanted to remind the community that we are actively seeking a Full Stack developer to cover a wide range of exciting and engaging tasks and responsibilities. If you feel you may have the skills for the role then you can read the full job description here and find the application details within . We are looking forward to meeting the perfect candidate and expanding the team!Bruno G invites you to watch him build with NanoOur passionate community manager, Bruno G, has started his very own Twitch stream. Bruno has committed to a daily live-stream of his development work with Nano, building wallets and libraries amongst other things. This is designed to be a great point of access for developers to quickly familiarize themselves with Nano’s versatility and its broad range of applications.Make sure to give him your support by following him on Twitch#NationalLetsLaughDay Meme challenge on RedditThe Nano community team have put their heads together and designed a fun competition for community members to submit their favorite memes, or better yet create some new and original content for the competition. 1st prize will be a custom branded Nano Ledger S from the Nano Foundation.Thank you u/mortuusmare for the original idea, and you can find more details in the announcement here on Reddit.Nano Foundation to support NanoCrawlerThe premier Nano block explorer, NanoCrawler, has long been the communities preferred way to traverse the network. Where users are investigating transactions or looking for an overview of the general network health, NanoCrawler is always there to deliver the information in an intuitive an accessible manner. Moving forward, the Nano Foundation will be supplying premium hosting services to NanoCrawler to help ensure the service operates at its maximum capacity, fulfilling a vital role in the Nano ecosystem.NanoSpeed looking to the NanoCenter for supportFollowing a significant overhaul post-Dolphin, NanoSpeed.live has now become a wonderfully reliable and consistent Nano transaction time tracker. Within 2 clicks and 10 seconds it gives users the ability to see just how quick the network can fully confirm a transaction, and is an incredible resource for communicating Nano to new users.Developer u/silverstar194 is asking for assistance in ensuring NanoSpeed.live has the most appropriate supporting hardware to ensure the service remains as reliable as ever. Check out his proposal here and consider donating to show support for his efforts.NanoPay Chrome extension enters the ecosystemOne of the most long-awaited and anticipated implementations of Nano is here. NanoPay performs a straightforward but incredibly useful task in crawling webpages for Nano addresses and offering the user an opportunity to quickly pay said account — all via a simple browser extension. This opens up a world of possibilities for content creators, web developers, and services to streamline the process of taking donations or implementing paywalls on their content. A fascinating development in the ecosystem that will surely see a multitude of additions.body[data-twttr-rendered="true"] {background-color: transparent;}.twitter-tweet {margin: auto !important;}Having a browser extension that does this is something I've wanted since Nano started. Freemium pay-to-clear-ads. https://t.co/VetYAxbWWa — @ColinLeMahieufunction notifyResize(height) {height = height ? height : document.documentElement.offsetHeight; var resized = false; if (window.donkey && donkey.resize) {donkey.resize(height); resized = true;}if (parent && parent._resizeIframe) {var obj = {iframe: window.frameElement, height: height}; parent._resizeIframe(obj); resized = true;}if (window.location && window.location.hash === "#amp=1" && window.parent && window.parent.postMessage) {window.parent.postMessage({sentinel: "amp", type: "embed-size", height: height}, "*");}if (window.webkit && window.webkit.messageHandlers && window.webkit.messageHandlers.resize) {window.webkit.messageHandlers.resize.postMessage(height); resized = true;}return resized;}twttr.events.bind('rendered', function (event) {notifyResize();}); twttr.events.bind('resize', function (event) {notifyResize();});if (parent && parent._resizeIframe) {var maxWidth = parseInt(window.frameElement.getAttribute("width")); if ( 500 < maxWidth) {window.frameElement.setAttribute("width", "500");}}Notable Nano coverage this week…Nano vs Email vs SMSThe modern world considers SMS and email to be “instantaneous” — they trust what they send will be received promptly. Used almost everywhere by almost everyone, these services naturally fit in with the modern user’s approach to communication. With this comparison video between SMS, email and Nano, you can now see how international digital payments are possible today, with finality quicker than email.https://medium.com/media/ce2f1f0b62ecbece2cd0c1609db0712f/hrefDetailed Nano review from experienced Ethereum developerCrypto YouTuber Hashoshi4 recently took a deep look into Nano and provided a great explanation of some of the core concepts behind the protocol. If you missed his video then it is well worth checking out and sharing:https://medium.com/media/36c8dbaf98c130b0158ec80d6928b734/hrefAnother detailed review of the Nano protocolExploring Cryptocurrency recently provided an excellently delivered and accurate summary of the Nano protocol. What it lacks in production value it more than makes up for with fantastically narrated and researched content. This is a wonderful resource and comes highly recommended!https://medium.com/media/bc67e8aee918c0588dca7f26f83f2fa4/hrefWeekly Nano Update 3/18/19 was originally published in Nano on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.

Nano

19. 03. 18

Looking up to Confirmation ...

Exploring how high this new feature in V19 Solidus will take usConfirmation height is a major feature included in the upcoming Solidus release of the Nano node and helps make the network more secure, efficient and accessible while laying the foundation for a host of new features.Once this height is set in V19, it will provide confirmation history, allow for the cementing of blocks in the ledger, and will be used to reduce elections. These changes will allow for lower network traffic and enable easier ways to integrate services with Nano.Let’s take a tour through what this addition is and what it enables for future versions.Today’s real-time election processesTo date, Nano nodes have relied on a real-time election process to determine whether blocks are confirmed across the network. These elections regularly occur and as of today their results are not explicitly captured by nodes for later reference. Instead they are observed in real-time and if there is any question on their validity at a later time, the node requires doing the same election process over again. Here is a simplified explanation of how it works and the numbers listed correspond to the diagrams mixed in:When blocks are received on the live network via UDP (User Datagram Protocol), they are inserted into the ledger (1) and elections begin (2). This means nodes vote on whether the transaction is valid and share those votes with other nodes they are connected to.Votes on blocks and any possible conflicting blocks are tallied up. The losing blocks are removed leaving only the single winning block (3). Once this quorum is reached on the winning block it triggers the RPC (Remote Procedure Call) callback (if configured) and it shows up in other RPC calls so that services tracking in real-time can verify it was confirmed by the network (4).In addition to the UDP network, blocks can also be requested in bulk from other nodes via the TCP (Transmission Control Protocol) bootstrap network (5). This is mainly done when starting a new node or when gaps in blocks for an account are detected, such as when a node is out of sync. When these blocks come in via the TCP bootstrap network they are inserted into the ledger but elections aren’t started. Because of this, RPC callbacks aren’t triggered and they aren’t returned in any RPC calls which are reserved only for confirmed blocks.The confirmation of these bootstrapped blocks is implied by future confirmations on the live network for blocks ahead of them (6). Confirmation for bootstrapped blocks can then be considered a passive process in order to save voting traffic (7).Pre-Solidus real time election process diagram.Because historical voting data is not recorded by nodes, the only way a node knows a block is confirmed is to observe the result of a live election. From the node’s perspective it can’t definitely say by itself whether an older block was previously confirmed on the network. This is because blocks can come in via the TCP bootstrap network without triggering active elections.The result of this design is that if at any point confirmation is needed for a specific block not active on the live network, you would need to make the RPC block_confirm call for that block (8) which would start a new election on the network (9). Once network quorum was reached (10) the RPC callback would be triggered (11) and you can observe and record the necessary details outside the node.Diagram showing how nodes must determine confirmation for blocks not in active electionsThis reliance on real-time voting for confirmations has a few consequences including extra traffic on the network from repeated elections and more difficult processes for determining whether blocks have been confirmed by the network if they are not seen during real-time voting.A better way to confirmWith Solidus and the introduction of confirmation height, this dependency on real-time elections is removed. Instead, confirmations are tracked using a single field on the account as follows:Currently on V18, each block added to an account is given a block height — an integer value starting at 1 for the first block and incrementing with each block added. So, for example, the 15th block on an account would have a block height of 15.With confirmation height, when a block reaches quorum on the live network it is considered confirmed and the confirmation height on the account gets set to the block height value for that confirmed block (15, 17).Solidus will introduce confirmation height which eliminates the need for real-time elections on the confirmation status of blocks not in active electionsThe node will then trace down to any ancestor blocks and update the confirmation heights for the associated accounts which have now been implicitly confirmed (18).How confirmation height funnels down to ancestor blocksAs additional blocks appear on the live or bootstrap networks they are evaluated against this confirmation height and if they match up with a block height equal to or lower than the current confirmation height, they will be discarded as invalid. No forks are considered or elections started and this results in immediate “cementing” of blocks at or below the confirmation height.When confirmation on a block needs to be performed the RPC block_info call can be made (19) and the comparison of block height to confirmation height will result in either a true or false response (20). This is done without triggering additional elections on the network.Here we can see that querying a block for confirmation status no longer results in election on the live network.Confirmation height provides the foundation for a number of great features, some of which are included in this release and others are planned for future updates.Available in V19Confirmation status included in RPC callsUpdates to the block_info and blocks_info RPC calls to return details about confirmation height are included in V19. This was previously not available due to the need for starting an election to verify confirmation for blocks not active on the live network, but now with confirmation height it is a simple check of the block height in question against the confirmation height on the account.Confirmation of dependent electionsWhen confirmation height is set, any blocks below that height in the account are also considered confirmed by extension, as well as any dependent blocks from other account chains. This means the node can stop any elections for these lower blocks and remove them from any processing queues. This will save processing and bandwidth resources.Coming in future versionsServe only confirmed blocks on bootstrap networkToday the bootstrap network can serve both confirmed and unconfirmed blocks to their peers upon request. But with confirmation height the bootstrap blocks can be limited to only confirmed blocks which helps reduce proliferation of unconfirmed blocks.Better ledger snapshotsWhen snapshotting ledgers for use in other nodes, they can be limited to only confirmed blocks up to the confirmation height. This allows a ledger to be used in certain trusted scenarios with a guarantee that blocks contained within it have already been confirmed on the network.Ledger pruningThis confirmation height provides a value around which pruning efforts can be more easily managed. As the frontier of confirmation, all blocks with heights lower than this value can be removed from the ledger regardless of the number of unconfirmed blocks ahead of it.Looking up to Confirmation Height was originally published in Nano on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.

Nano

19. 03. 16

Looking up to Confirmation ...

Exploring how high this new feature in V19 Solidus will take usConfirmation height is a major feature included in the upcoming Solidus release of the Nano node and helps make the network more secure, efficient and accessible while laying the foundation for a host of new features.Once this height is set in V19, it will provide confirmation history, allow for the cementing of blocks in the ledger, and will be used to reduce elections. These changes will allow for lower network traffic and enable easier ways to integrate services with Nano.Let’s take a tour through what this addition is and what it enables for future versions.Today’s real-time election processesTo date, Nano nodes have relied on a real-time election process to determine whether blocks are confirmed across the network. These elections regularly occur and as of today their results are not explicitly captured by nodes for later reference. Instead they are observed in real-time and if there is any question on their validity at a later time, the node requires doing the same election process over again. Here is a simplified explanation of how it works and the numbers listed correspond to the diagrams mixed in:When blocks are received on the live network via UDP (User Datagram Protocol), they are inserted into the ledger (1) and elections begin (2). This means nodes vote on whether the transaction is valid and share those votes with other nodes they are connected to.Votes on blocks and any possible conflicting blocks are tallied up. The losing blocks are removed leaving only the single winning block (3). Once this quorum is reached on the winning block it triggers the RPC (Remote Procedure Call) callback (if configured) and it shows up in other RPC calls so that services tracking in real-time can verify it was confirmed by the network (4).In addition to the UDP network, blocks can also be requested in bulk from other nodes via the TCP (Transmission Control Protocol) bootstrap network (5). This is mainly done when starting a new node or when gaps in blocks for an account are detected, such as when a node is out of sync. When these blocks come in via the TCP bootstrap network they are inserted into the ledger but elections aren’t started. Because of this, RPC callbacks aren’t triggered and they aren’t returned in any RPC calls which are reserved only for confirmed blocks.The confirmation of these bootstrapped blocks is implied by future confirmations on the live network for blocks ahead of them (6). Confirmation for bootstrapped blocks can then be considered a passive process in order to save voting traffic (7).Pre-Solidus real time election process diagram.Because historical voting data is not recorded by nodes, the only way a node knows a block is confirmed is to observe the result of a live election. From the node’s perspective it can’t definitely say by itself whether an older block was previously confirmed on the network. This is because blocks can come in via the TCP bootstrap network without triggering active elections.The result of this design is that if at any point confirmation is needed for a specific block not active on the live network, you would need to make the RPC block_confirm call for that block (8) which would start a new election on the network (9). Once network quorum was reached (10) the RPC callback would be triggered (11) and you can observe and record the necessary details outside the node.Diagram showing how nodes must determine confirmation for blocks not in active electionsThis reliance on real-time voting for confirmations has a few consequences including extra traffic on the network from repeated elections and more difficult processes for determining whether blocks have been confirmed by the network if they are not seen during real-time voting.A better way to confirmWith Solidus and the introduction of confirmation height, this dependency on real-time elections is removed. Instead, confirmations are tracked using a single field on the account as follows:Currently on V18, each block added to an account is given a block height — an integer value starting at 1 for the first block and incrementing with each block added. So, for example, the 15th block on an account would have a block height of 15.With confirmation height, when a block reaches quorum on the live network it is considered confirmed and the confirmation height on the account gets set to the block height value for that confirmed block (15, 17).Solidus will introduce confirmation height which eliminates the need for real-time elections on the confirmation status of blocks not in active electionsThe node will then trace down to any ancestor blocks and update the confirmation heights for the associated accounts which have now been implicitly confirmed (18).How confirmation height funnels down to ancestor blocksAs additional blocks appear on the live or bootstrap networks they are evaluated against this confirmation height and if they match up with a block height equal to or lower than the current confirmation height, they will be discarded as invalid. No forks are considered or elections started and this results in immediate “cementing” of blocks at or below the confirmation height.When confirmation on a block needs to be performed the RPC block_info call can be made (19) and the comparison of block height to confirmation height will result in either a true or false response (20). This is done without triggering additional elections on the network.Here we can see that querying a block for confirmation status no longer results in election on the live network.Confirmation height provides the foundation for a number of great features, some of which are included in this release and others are planned for future updates.Available in V19Confirmation status included in RPC callsUpdates to the block_info and blocks_info RPC calls to return details about confirmation height are included in V19. This was previously not available due to the need for starting an election to verify confirmation for blocks not active on the live network, but now with confirmation height it is a simple check of the block height in question against the confirmation height on the account.Confirmation of dependent electionsWhen confirmation height is set, any blocks below that height in the account are also considered confirmed by extension, as well as any dependent blocks from other account chains. This means the node can stop any elections for these lower blocks and remove them from any processing queues. This will save processing and bandwidth resources.Coming in future versionsServe only confirmed blocks on bootstrap networkToday the bootstrap network can serve both confirmed and unconfirmed blocks to their peers upon request. But with confirmation height the bootstrap blocks can be limited to only confirmed blocks which helps reduce proliferation of unconfirmed blocks.Better ledger snapshotsWhen snapshotting ledgers for use in other nodes, they can be limited to only confirmed blocks up to the confirmation height. This allows a ledger to be used in certain trusted scenarios with a guarantee that blocks contained within it have already been confirmed on the network.Ledger pruningThis confirmation height provides a value around which pruning efforts can be more easily managed. As the frontier of confirmation, all blocks with heights lower than this value can be removed from the ledger regardless of the number of unconfirmed blocks ahead of it.Looking up to Confirmation Height was originally published in Nano on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.

Nano

19. 03. 16

Looking up to Confirmation ...

Exploring how high this new feature in V19 Solidus will take usConfirmation height is a major feature included in the upcoming Solidus release of the Nano node and helps make the network more secure, efficient and accessible while laying the foundation for a host of new features.Once this height is set in V19, it will provide confirmation history, allow for the cementing of blocks in the ledger, and will be used to reduce elections. These changes will allow for lower network traffic and enable easier ways to integrate services with Nano.Let’s take a tour through what this addition is and what it enables for future versions.Today’s real-time election processesTo date, Nano nodes have relied on a real-time election process to determine whether blocks are confirmed across the network. These elections regularly occur and as of today their results are not explicitly captured by nodes for later reference. Instead they are observed in real-time and if there is any question on their validity at a later time, the node requires doing the same election process over again. Here is a simplified explanation of how it works and the numbers listed correspond to the diagrams mixed in:When blocks are received on the live network via UDP (User Datagram Protocol), they are inserted into the ledger (1) and elections begin (2). This means nodes vote on whether the transaction is valid and share those votes with other nodes they are connected to.Votes on blocks and any possible conflicting blocks are tallied up. The losing blocks are removed leaving only the single winning block (3). Once this quorum is reached on the winning block it triggers the RPC (Remote Procedure Call) callback (if configured) and it shows up in other RPC calls so that services tracking in real-time can verify it was confirmed by the network (4).In addition to the UDP network, blocks can also be requested in bulk from other nodes via the TCP (Transmission Control Protocol) bootstrap network (5). This is mainly done when starting a new node or when gaps in blocks for an account are detected, such as when a node is out of sync. When these blocks come in via the TCP bootstrap network they are inserted into the ledger but elections aren’t started. Because of this, RPC callbacks aren’t triggered and they aren’t returned in any RPC calls which are reserved only for confirmed blocks.The confirmation of these bootstrapped blocks is implied by future confirmations on the live network for blocks ahead of them (6). Confirmation for bootstrapped blocks can then be considered a passive process in order to save voting traffic (7).Pre-Solidus real time election process diagram.Because historical voting data is not recorded by nodes, the only way a node knows a block is confirmed is to observe the result of a live election. From the node’s perspective it can’t definitely say by itself whether an older block was previously confirmed on the network. This is because blocks can come in via the TCP bootstrap network without triggering active elections.The result of this design is that if at any point confirmation is needed for a specific block not active on the live network, you would need to make the RPC block_confirm call for that block (8) which would start a new election on the network (9). Once network quorum was reached (10) the RPC callback would be triggered (11) and you can observe and record the necessary details outside the node.Diagram showing how nodes must determine confirmation for blocks not in active electionsThis reliance on real-time voting for confirmations has a few consequences including extra traffic on the network from repeated elections and more difficult processes for determining whether blocks have been confirmed by the network if they are not seen during real-time voting.A better way to confirmWith Solidus and the introduction of confirmation height, this dependency on real-time elections is removed. Instead, confirmations are tracked using a single field on the account as follows:Currently on V18, each block added to an account is given a block height — an integer value starting at 1 for the first block and incrementing with each block added. So, for example, the 15th block on an account would have a block height of 15.With confirmation height, when a block reaches quorum on the live network it is considered confirmed and the confirmation height on the account gets set to the block height value for that confirmed block (15, 17).Solidus will introduce confirmation height which eliminates the need for real-time elections on the confirmation status of blocks not in active electionsThe node will then trace down to any ancestor blocks and update the confirmation heights for the associated accounts which have now been implicitly confirmed (18).How confirmation height funnels down to ancestor blocksAs additional blocks appear on the live or bootstrap networks they are evaluated against this confirmation height and if they match up with a block height equal to or lower than the current confirmation height, they will be discarded as invalid. No forks are considered or elections started and this results in immediate “cementing” of blocks at or below the confirmation height.When confirmation on a block needs to be performed the RPC block_info call can be made (19) and the comparison of block height to confirmation height will result in either a true or false response (20). This is done without triggering additional elections on the network.Here we can see that querying a block for confirmation status no longer results in election on the live network.Confirmation height provides the foundation for a number of great features, some of which are included in this release and others are planned for future updates.Available in V19Confirmation status included in RPC callsUpdates to the block_info and blocks_info RPC calls to return details about confirmation height are included in V19. This was previously not available due to the need for starting an election to verify confirmation for blocks not active on the live network, but now with confirmation height it is a simple check of the block height in question against the confirmation height on the account.Confirmation of dependent electionsWhen confirmation height is set, any blocks below that height in the account are also considered confirmed by extension, as well as any dependent blocks from other account chains. This means the node can stop any elections for these lower blocks and remove them from any processing queues. This will save processing and bandwidth resources.Coming in future versionsServe only confirmed blocks on bootstrap networkToday the bootstrap network can serve both confirmed and unconfirmed blocks to their peers upon request. But with confirmation height the bootstrap blocks can be limited to only confirmed blocks which helps reduce proliferation of unconfirmed blocks.Better ledger snapshotsWhen snapshotting ledgers for use in other nodes, they can be limited to only confirmed blocks up to the confirmation height. This allows a ledger to be used in certain trusted scenarios with a guarantee that blocks contained within it have already been confirmed on the network.Ledger pruningThis confirmation height provides a value around which pruning efforts can be more easily managed. As the frontier of confirmation, all blocks with heights lower than this value can be removed from the ledger regardless of the number of unconfirmed blocks ahead of it.Looking up to Confirmation Height was originally published in Nano on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.

Nano

19. 03. 16

Looking up to Confirmation ...

Exploring how high this new feature in V19 Solidus will take usConfirmation height is a major feature included in the upcoming Solidus release of the Nano node and helps make the network more secure, efficient and accessible while laying the foundation for a host of new features.Once this height is set in V19, it will provide confirmation history, allow for the cementing of blocks in the ledger, and will be used to reduce elections. These changes will allow for lower network traffic and enable easier ways to integrate services with Nano.Let’s take a tour through what this addition is and what it enables for future versions.Today’s real-time election processesTo date, Nano nodes have relied on a real-time election process to determine whether blocks are confirmed across the network. These elections regularly occur and as of today their results are not explicitly captured by nodes for later reference. Instead they are observed in real-time and if there is any question on their validity at a later time, the node requires doing the same election process over again. Here is a simplified explanation of how it works and the numbers listed correspond to the diagrams mixed in:When blocks are received on the live network via UDP (User Datagram Protocol), they are inserted into the ledger (1) and elections begin (2). This means nodes vote on whether the transaction is valid and share those votes with other nodes they are connected to.Votes on blocks and any possible conflicting blocks are tallied up. The losing blocks are removed leaving only the single winning block (3). Once this quorum is reached on the winning block it triggers the RPC (Remote Procedure Call) callback (if configured) and it shows up in other RPC calls so that services tracking in real-time can verify it was confirmed by the network (4).In addition to the UDP network, blocks can also be requested in bulk from other nodes via the TCP (Transmission Control Protocol) bootstrap network (5). This is mainly done when starting a new node or when gaps in blocks for an account are detected, such as when a node is out of sync. When these blocks come in via the TCP bootstrap network they are inserted into the ledger but elections aren’t started. Because of this, RPC callbacks aren’t triggered and they aren’t returned in any RPC calls which are reserved only for confirmed blocks.The confirmation of these bootstrapped blocks is implied by future confirmations on the live network for blocks ahead of them (6). Confirmation for bootstrapped blocks can then be considered a passive process in order to save voting traffic (7).Pre-Solidus real time election process diagram.Because historical voting data is not recorded by nodes, the only way a node knows a block is confirmed is to observe the result of a live election. From the node’s perspective it can’t definitely say by itself whether an older block was previously confirmed on the network. This is because blocks can come in via the TCP bootstrap network without triggering active elections.The result of this design is that if at any point confirmation is needed for a specific block not active on the live network, you would need to make the RPC block_confirm call for that block (8) which would start a new election on the network (9). Once network quorum was reached (10) the RPC callback would be triggered (11) and you can observe and record the necessary details outside the node.Diagram showing how nodes must determine confirmation for blocks not in active electionsThis reliance on real-time voting for confirmations has a few consequences including extra traffic on the network from repeated elections and more difficult processes for determining whether blocks have been confirmed by the network if they are not seen during real-time voting.A better way to confirmWith Solidus and the introduction of confirmation height, this dependency on real-time elections is removed. Instead, confirmations are tracked using a single field on the account as follows:Currently on V18, each block added to an account is given a block height — an integer value starting at 1 for the first block and incrementing with each block added. So, for example, the 15th block on an account would have a block height of 15.With confirmation height, when a block reaches quorum on the live network it is considered confirmed and the confirmation height on the account gets set to the block height value for that confirmed block (15, 17).Solidus will introduce confirmation height which eliminates the need for real-time elections on the confirmation status of blocks not in active electionsThe node will then trace down to any ancestor blocks and update the confirmation heights for the associated accounts which have now been implicitly confirmed (18).How confirmation height funnels down to ancestor blocksAs additional blocks appear on the live or bootstrap networks they are evaluated against this confirmation height and if they match up with a block height equal to or lower than the current confirmation height, they will be discarded as invalid. No forks are considered or elections started and this results in immediate “cementing” of blocks at or below the confirmation height.When confirmation on a block needs to be performed the RPC block_info call can be made (19) and the comparison of block height to confirmation height will result in either a true or false response (20). This is done without triggering additional elections on the network.Here we can see that querying a block for confirmation status no longer results in election on the live network.Confirmation height provides the foundation for a number of great features, some of which are included in this release and others are planned for future updates.Available in V19Confirmation status included in RPC callsUpdates to the block_info and blocks_info RPC calls to return details about confirmation height are included in V19. This was previously not available due to the need for starting an election to verify confirmation for blocks not active on the live network, but now with confirmation height it is a simple check of the block height in question against the confirmation height on the account.Confirmation of dependent electionsWhen confirmation height is set, any blocks below that height in the account are also considered confirmed by extension, as well as any dependent blocks from other account chains. This means the node can stop any elections for these lower blocks and remove them from any processing queues. This will save processing and bandwidth resources.Coming in future versionsServe only confirmed blocks on bootstrap networkToday the bootstrap network can serve both confirmed and unconfirmed blocks to their peers upon request. But with confirmation height the bootstrap blocks can be limited to only confirmed blocks which helps reduce proliferation of unconfirmed blocks.Better ledger snapshotsWhen snapshotting ledgers for use in other nodes, they can be limited to only confirmed blocks up to the confirmation height. This allows a ledger to be used in certain trusted scenarios with a guarantee that blocks contained within it have already been confirmed on the network.Ledger pruningThis confirmation height provides a value around which pruning efforts can be more easily managed. As the frontier of confirmation, all blocks with heights lower than this value can be removed from the ledger regardless of the number of unconfirmed blocks ahead of it.Looking up to Confirmation Height was originally published in Nano on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.

Nano

19. 03. 16

The Nano Foundation is look...

We are accepting applications for a Full Stack Engineer/Infrastructure position.Position: Full Stack Engineer, InfrastructureLocation: RemoteJob Description:The Nano Foundation is seeking a Full Stack Engineer to join our talented and growing team. This role will help build and maintain the systems and tools key to our mission to make money more efficient for a more equal world using Nano, a light and open digital currency.With responsibilities across a number of pieces of infrastructure, this position affords the opportunity to work on various parts of the stack, including web UI, command-line tools, stateless backend services, and the automation of workflows. It will serve a primary role in helping the Nano Foundation provide the best tools for our community and help keep our network secure for every user.Responsibilities:Maintaining secure operations of Nano’s website (Joomla)Diagnosing user issues by reviewing logs, creating scripts, and debugging codeCreating tools to inspect and visualize Nano node and network operationsDevelopment of other tools and scripts as needed to help in network managementRequirements:3+ years of professional software development experienceSignificant experience in using cryptocurrencies and related security proceduresFull-stack development experience including web front-end and server-side developmentExperience managing *nix systems and infrastructure security, upgrades, cron jobs, web servers, etc.Experience managing cloud infrastructure both manually and programmatically through APIsPreferred qualifications:Experience using C++, Python, Rust, React, Node.js and NoSQLExperience with devops and infrastructure automation tools including Terraform, Travis and GitlabIf you are interested in this exciting opportunity then please email your CV and cover letter to jobs@nano.orgWe will be in touch in due course, thank you.The Nano Foundation is looking to expand the core team. was originally published in Nano on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.

Nano

19. 03. 12

The Nano Foundation is look...

We are accepting applications for a Full Stack Engineer/Infrastructure position.Position: Full Stack Engineer, InfrastructureLocation: RemoteJob Description:The Nano Foundation is seeking a Full Stack Engineer to join our talented and growing team. This role will help build and maintain the systems and tools key to our mission to make money more efficient for a more equal world using Nano, a light and open digital currency.With responsibilities across a number of pieces of infrastructure, this position affords the opportunity to work on various parts of the stack, including web UI, command-line tools, stateless backend services, and the automation of workflows. It will serve a primary role in helping the Nano Foundation provide the best tools for our community and help keep our network secure for every user.Responsibilities:Maintaining secure operations of Nano’s website (Joomla)Diagnosing user issues by reviewing logs, creating scripts, and debugging codeCreating tools to inspect and visualize Nano node and network operationsDevelopment of other tools and scripts as needed to help in network managementRequirements:3+ years of professional software development experienceSignificant experience in using cryptocurrencies and related security proceduresFull-stack development experience including web front-end and server-side developmentExperience managing *nix systems and infrastructure security, upgrades, cron jobs, web servers, etc.Experience managing cloud infrastructure both manually and programmatically through APIsPreferred qualifications:Experience using C++, Python, Rust, React, Node.js and NoSQLExperience with devops and infrastructure automation tools including Terraform, Travis and GitlabIf you are interested in this exciting opportunity then please email your CV and cover letter to jobs@nano.orgWe will be in touch in due course, thank you.The Nano Foundation is looking to expand the core team. was originally published in Nano on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.

Nano

19. 03. 12

The Nano Foundation is look...

We are accepting applications for a Full Stack Engineer/Infrastructure position.Position: Full Stack Engineer, InfrastructureLocation: RemoteJob Description:The Nano Foundation is seeking a Full Stack Engineer to join our talented and growing team. This role will help build and maintain the systems and tools key to our mission to make money more efficient for a more equal world using Nano, a light and open digital currency.With responsibilities across a number of pieces of infrastructure, this position affords the opportunity to work on various parts of the stack, including web UI, command-line tools, stateless backend services, and the automation of workflows. It will serve a primary role in helping the Nano Foundation provide the best tools for our community and help keep our network secure for every user.Responsibilities:Maintaining secure operations of Nano’s website (Joomla)Diagnosing user issues by reviewing logs, creating scripts, and debugging codeCreating tools to inspect and visualize Nano node and network operationsDevelopment of other tools and scripts as needed to help in network managementRequirements:3+ years of professional software development experienceSignificant experience in using cryptocurrencies and related security proceduresFull-stack development experience including web front-end and server-side developmentExperience managing *nix systems and infrastructure security, upgrades, cron jobs, web servers, etc.Experience managing cloud infrastructure both manually and programmatically through APIsPreferred qualifications:Experience using C++, Python, Rust, React, Node.js and NoSQLExperience with devops and infrastructure automation tools including Terraform, Travis and GitlabIf you are interested in this exciting opportunity then please email your CV and cover letter to jobs@nano.orgWe will be in touch in due course, thank you.The Nano Foundation is looking to expand the core team. was originally published in Nano on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.

Nano

19. 03. 12

The Nano Foundation is look...

We are accepting applications for a Full Stack Engineer/Infrastructure position.Position: Full Stack Engineer, InfrastructureLocation: RemoteJob Description:The Nano Foundation is seeking a Full Stack Engineer to join our talented and growing team. This role will help build and maintain the systems and tools key to our mission to make money more efficient for a more equal world using Nano, a light and open digital currency.With responsibilities across a number of pieces of infrastructure, this position affords the opportunity to work on various parts of the stack, including web UI, command-line tools, stateless backend services, and the automation of workflows. It will serve a primary role in helping the Nano Foundation provide the best tools for our community and help keep our network secure for every user.Responsibilities:Maintaining secure operations of Nano’s website (Joomla)Diagnosing user issues by reviewing logs, creating scripts, and debugging codeCreating tools to inspect and visualize Nano node and network operationsDevelopment of other tools and scripts as needed to help in network managementRequirements:3+ years of professional software development experienceSignificant experience in using cryptocurrencies and related security proceduresFull-stack development experience including web front-end and server-side developmentExperience managing *nix systems and infrastructure security, upgrades, cron jobs, web servers, etc.Experience managing cloud infrastructure both manually and programmatically through APIsPreferred qualifications:Experience using C++, Python, Rust, React, Node.js and NoSQLExperience with devops and infrastructure automation tools including Terraform, Travis and GitlabIf you are interested in this exciting opportunity then please email your CV and cover letter to jobs@nano.orgWe will be in touch in due course, thank you.The Nano Foundation is looking to expand the core team. was originally published in Nano on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.

Nano

19. 03. 12

The Nano Foundation is look...

We are accepting applications for a Full Stack Engineer/Infrastructure position.Position: Full Stack Engineer, InfrastructureLocation: RemoteJob Description:The Nano Foundation is seeking a Full Stack Engineer to join our talented and growing team. This role will help build and maintain the systems and tools key to our mission to make money more efficient for a more equal world using Nano, a light and open digital currency.With responsibilities across a number of pieces of infrastructure, this position affords the opportunity to work on various parts of the stack, including web UI, command-line tools, stateless backend services, and the automation of workflows. It will serve a primary role in helping the Nano Foundation provide the best tools for our community and help keep our network secure for every user.Responsibilities:Maintaining secure operations of Nano’s website (Joomla)Diagnosing user issues by reviewing logs, creating scripts, and debugging codeCreating tools to inspect and visualize Nano node and network operationsDevelopment of other tools and scripts as needed to help in network managementRequirements:3+ years of professional software development experienceSignificant experience in using cryptocurrencies and related security proceduresFull-stack development experience including web front-end and server-side developmentExperience managing *nix systems and infrastructure security, upgrades, cron jobs, web servers, etc.Experience managing cloud infrastructure both manually and programmatically through APIsPreferred qualifications:Experience using C++, Python, Rust, Node.js and NoSQLExperience with devops and infrastructure automation tools including Terraform, Travis and GitlabIf you are interested in this exciting opportunity then please email your CV and cover letter to jobs@nano.orgWe will be in touch in due course, thank you.The Nano Foundation is looking to expand the core team. was originally published in Nano on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.

Nano

19. 03. 12

Weekly Update 3/11/19

Natrium wallet on the AppStore, Colin LeMahieu live stream, NanoSpeed updates Nano How on PoW and more…An all-new Natrium lands on the iOS App StoreNatrium is one of the most celebrated Nano mobile wallets and announced this week that the intuitive and updated platform is now available on the iOS App Store following the successfully funded development project hosted by The Nano Center.body[data-twttr-rendered="true"] {background-color: transparent;}.twitter-tweet {margin: auto !important;}Our beloved Nano wallet Natrium is now available on the AppStore! Supporting multi-accounts, notifications, system wide themes, 20+ languages, wallet sweeping and more. For more info: https://t.co/iw46Uj3xv3 $NANO @nano #nanocurrency #cryptocurrency #blockchain — @appdittofunction notifyResize(height) {height = height ? height : document.documentElement.offsetHeight; var resized = false; if (window.donkey && donkey.resize) {donkey.resize(height); resized = true;}if (parent && parent._resizeIframe) {var obj = {iframe: window.frameElement, height: height}; parent._resizeIframe(obj); resized = true;}if (window.location && window.location.hash === "#amp=1" && window.parent && window.parent.postMessage) {window.parent.postMessage({sentinel: "amp", type: "embed-size", height: height}, "*");}if (window.webkit && window.webkit.messageHandlers && window.webkit.messageHandlers.resize) {window.webkit.messageHandlers.resize.postMessage(height); resized = true;}return resized;}twttr.events.bind('rendered', function (event) {notifyResize();}); twttr.events.bind('resize', function (event) {notifyResize();});if (parent && parent._resizeIframe) {var maxWidth = parseInt(window.frameElement.getAttribute("width")); if ( 500 < maxWidth) {window.frameElement.setAttribute("width", "500");}}With this release a host of new features and improvements have been introduced to make the wallet experience even better. Multi-account capability and new display themes are some of the most requested features added to this latest Natrium version 2.0 update.body[data-twttr-rendered="true"] {background-color: transparent;}.twitter-tweet {margin: auto !important;}How do you like this #LightningNetwork? $NANO, $BTC, $LTC, $XRP, $TRX https://t.co/i7bKwTd8X8 — @aglkm1function notifyResize(height) {height = height ? height : document.documentElement.offsetHeight; var resized = false; if (window.donkey && donkey.resize) {donkey.resize(height); resized = true;}if (parent && parent._resizeIframe) {var obj = {iframe: window.frameElement, height: height}; parent._resizeIframe(obj); resized = true;}if (window.location && window.location.hash === "#amp=1" && window.parent && window.parent.postMessage) {window.parent.postMessage({sentinel: "amp", type: "embed-size", height: height}, "*");}if (window.webkit && window.webkit.messageHandlers && window.webkit.messageHandlers.resize) {window.webkit.messageHandlers.resize.postMessage(height); resized = true;}return resized;}twttr.events.bind('rendered', function (event) {notifyResize();}); twttr.events.bind('resize', function (event) {notifyResize();});if (parent && parent._resizeIframe) {var maxWidth = parseInt(window.frameElement.getAttribute("width")); if ( 500 < maxWidth) {window.frameElement.setAttribute("width", "500");}}If you are not an iPhone user, then fear not, as the Android update is expected on the Google Play Store very soon.Colin out spreading the wordThe past, present and future of Nano discussed with Altcoin MagazineAt the start of the week Colin Lemahieu, founder and Lead Developer for Nano, spoke with the Altcoin Magazine medium publication. The interview covers the origins and inspiration behind Nano, the future of the protocol and what the community can expect in the coming months. You can catch up with everything here.A Nano chat with Minnesota Crypto ClubThe University of Minnesota Cryptocurrency Club invited Colin to present Nano via live stream on Friday evening. Initially using slides to explain some of the core concepts of the Nano protocol, Colin later took live questions from the club, r/cryptocurrency and the viewers on the live stream. It was a comprehensive and informative hour — be sure to check it out if you didn’t catch it the first time around or if you prefer a summary check out this thread from passionate community member u/Qwahzi.https://medium.com/media/b65508b69302ee28b93369ea61467bb1/hrefA rejuvenated Nanospeed.live ready to show off Nano in all of its glory!NanoSpeed developer Sean Maloney has worked tirelessly this week on tweaking nanospeed.live to help cope with the blazingly fast network transactions following the Dolphin Nano node update. The service is now responsive, stable and busy showing the world just how effortlessly a cryptocurrency transaction can be when waiting time and fees are a taken out of the equation.In two clicks and in under 10 seconds ANYONE can see for themselves some of the most compelling features of the Nano network — the fee-less and ultrafast confirmation times of transactions.If you have never pressed the Big Green Button yourself, you have to give it a go! And don’t forget to share it!NanoHow #4 — Proof of Work on the Nano NetworkAs the anti-spam mechanism within the Nano network, Proof of Work (PoW) is often discussed within the community when analyzing Nano’s ability to scale. The popular NanoHow series returns and this week and clears up some common misconceptions. Don’t let the technical jargon prevent you from learning about this great technology, remember that anyone is able to gain a solid basis for understanding with the right learning materials. Give it a read and see what you can pick up.Once again, a huge thanks to series producer and writer u/jayycox.https://medium.com/media/b88514f68db268d416187980b45a72ec/hrefWeekly Update 3/11/19 was originally published in Nano on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.

Nano

19. 03. 11

Weekly Update 3/11/19

Natrium wallet on the AppStore, Colin LeMahieu live stream, NanoSpeed updates Nano How on PoW and more…An all-new Natrium lands on the iOS App StoreNatrium is one of the most celebrated Nano mobile wallets and announced this week that the intuitive and updated platform is now available on the iOS App Store following the successfully funded development project hosted by The Nano Center.body[data-twttr-rendered="true"] {background-color: transparent;}.twitter-tweet {margin: auto !important;}Our beloved Nano wallet Natrium is now available on the AppStore! Supporting multi-accounts, notifications, system wide themes, 20+ languages, wallet sweeping and more. For more info: https://t.co/iw46Uj3xv3 $NANO @nano #nanocurrency #cryptocurrency #blockchain — @appdittofunction notifyResize(height) {height = height ? height : document.documentElement.offsetHeight; var resized = false; if (window.donkey && donkey.resize) {donkey.resize(height); resized = true;}if (parent && parent._resizeIframe) {var obj = {iframe: window.frameElement, height: height}; parent._resizeIframe(obj); resized = true;}if (window.location && window.location.hash === "#amp=1" && window.parent && window.parent.postMessage) {window.parent.postMessage({sentinel: "amp", type: "embed-size", height: height}, "*");}if (window.webkit && window.webkit.messageHandlers && window.webkit.messageHandlers.resize) {window.webkit.messageHandlers.resize.postMessage(height); resized = true;}return resized;}twttr.events.bind('rendered', function (event) {notifyResize();}); twttr.events.bind('resize', function (event) {notifyResize();});if (parent && parent._resizeIframe) {var maxWidth = parseInt(window.frameElement.getAttribute("width")); if ( 500 < maxWidth) {window.frameElement.setAttribute("width", "500");}}With this release a host of new features and improvements have been introduced to make the wallet experience even better. Multi-account capability and new display themes are some of the most requested features added to this latest Natrium version 2.0 update.body[data-twttr-rendered="true"] {background-color: transparent;}.twitter-tweet {margin: auto !important;}How do you like this #LightningNetwork? $NANO, $BTC, $LTC, $XRP, $TRX https://t.co/i7bKwTd8X8 — @aglkm1function notifyResize(height) {height = height ? height : document.documentElement.offsetHeight; var resized = false; if (window.donkey && donkey.resize) {donkey.resize(height); resized = true;}if (parent && parent._resizeIframe) {var obj = {iframe: window.frameElement, height: height}; parent._resizeIframe(obj); resized = true;}if (window.location && window.location.hash === "#amp=1" && window.parent && window.parent.postMessage) {window.parent.postMessage({sentinel: "amp", type: "embed-size", height: height}, "*");}if (window.webkit && window.webkit.messageHandlers && window.webkit.messageHandlers.resize) {window.webkit.messageHandlers.resize.postMessage(height); resized = true;}return resized;}twttr.events.bind('rendered', function (event) {notifyResize();}); twttr.events.bind('resize', function (event) {notifyResize();});if (parent && parent._resizeIframe) {var maxWidth = parseInt(window.frameElement.getAttribute("width")); if ( 500 < maxWidth) {window.frameElement.setAttribute("width", "500");}}If you are not an iPhone user, then fear not, as the Android update is expected on the Google Play Store very soon.Colin out spreading the wordThe past, present and future of Nano discussed with Altcoin MagazineAt the start of the week Colin Lemahieu, founder and Lead Developer for Nano, spoke with the Altcoin Magazine medium publication. The interview covers the origins and inspiration behind Nano, the future of the protocol and what the community can expect in the coming months. You can catch up with everything here.A Nano chat with Minnesota Crypto ClubThe University of Minnesota Cryptocurrency Club invited Colin to present Nano via live stream on Friday evening. Initially using slides to explain some of the core concepts of the Nano protocol, Colin later took live questions from the club, r/cryptocurrency and the viewers on the live stream. It was a comprehensive and informative hour — be sure to check it out if you didn’t catch it the first time around or if you prefer a summary check out this thread from passionate community member u/Qwahzi.https://medium.com/media/b65508b69302ee28b93369ea61467bb1/hrefA rejuvenated Nanospeed.live ready to show off Nano in all of its glory!NanoSpeed developer Sean Maloney has worked tirelessly this week on tweaking nanospeed.live to help cope with the blazingly fast network transactions following the Dolphin Nano node update. The service is now responsive, stable and busy showing the world just how effortlessly a cryptocurrency transaction can be when waiting time and fees are a taken out of the equation.In two clicks and in under 10 seconds ANYONE can see for themselves some of the most compelling features of the Nano network — the fee-less and ultrafast confirmation times of transactions.If you have never pressed the Big Green Button yourself, you have to give it a go! And don’t forget to share it!NanoHow #4 — Proof of Work on the Nano NetworkAs the anti-spam mechanism within the Nano network, Proof of Work (PoW) is often discussed within the community when analyzing Nano’s ability to scale. The popular NanoHow series returns and this week and clears up some common misconceptions. Don’t let the technical jargon prevent you from learning about this great technology, remember that anyone is able to gain a solid basis for understanding with the right learning materials. Give it a read and see what you can pick up.Once again, a huge thanks to series producer and writer u/jayycox.https://medium.com/media/b88514f68db268d416187980b45a72ec/hrefWeekly Update 3/11/19 was originally published in Nano on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.

Nano

19. 03. 11

Weekly Update 3/11/19

Natrium wallet on the AppStore, Colin LeMahieu live stream, NanoSpeed updates Nano How on PoW and more…An all-new Natrium lands on the iOS App StoreNatrium is one of the most celebrated Nano mobile wallets and announced this week that the intuitive and updated platform is now available on the iOS App Store following the successfully funded development project hosted by The Nano Center.body[data-twttr-rendered="true"] {background-color: transparent;}.twitter-tweet {margin: auto !important;}Our beloved Nano wallet Natrium is now available on the AppStore! Supporting multi-accounts, notifications, system wide themes, 20+ languages, wallet sweeping and more. For more info: https://t.co/iw46Uj3xv3 $NANO @nano #nanocurrency #cryptocurrency #blockchain — @appdittofunction notifyResize(height) {height = height ? height : document.documentElement.offsetHeight; var resized = false; if (window.donkey && donkey.resize) {donkey.resize(height); resized = true;}if (parent && parent._resizeIframe) {var obj = {iframe: window.frameElement, height: height}; parent._resizeIframe(obj); resized = true;}if (window.location && window.location.hash === "#amp=1" && window.parent && window.parent.postMessage) {window.parent.postMessage({sentinel: "amp", type: "embed-size", height: height}, "*");}if (window.webkit && window.webkit.messageHandlers && window.webkit.messageHandlers.resize) {window.webkit.messageHandlers.resize.postMessage(height); resized = true;}return resized;}twttr.events.bind('rendered', function (event) {notifyResize();}); twttr.events.bind('resize', function (event) {notifyResize();});if (parent && parent._resizeIframe) {var maxWidth = parseInt(window.frameElement.getAttribute("width")); if ( 500 < maxWidth) {window.frameElement.setAttribute("width", "500");}}With this release a host of new features and improvements have been introduced to make the wallet experience even better. Multi-account capability and new display themes are some of the most requested features added to this latest Natrium version 2.0 update.body[data-twttr-rendered="true"] {background-color: transparent;}.twitter-tweet {margin: auto !important;}How do you like this #LightningNetwork? $NANO, $BTC, $LTC, $XRP, $TRX https://t.co/i7bKwTd8X8 — @aglkm1function notifyResize(height) {height = height ? height : document.documentElement.offsetHeight; var resized = false; if (window.donkey && donkey.resize) {donkey.resize(height); resized = true;}if (parent && parent._resizeIframe) {var obj = {iframe: window.frameElement, height: height}; parent._resizeIframe(obj); resized = true;}if (window.location && window.location.hash === "#amp=1" && window.parent && window.parent.postMessage) {window.parent.postMessage({sentinel: "amp", type: "embed-size", height: height}, "*");}if (window.webkit && window.webkit.messageHandlers && window.webkit.messageHandlers.resize) {window.webkit.messageHandlers.resize.postMessage(height); resized = true;}return resized;}twttr.events.bind('rendered', function (event) {notifyResize();}); twttr.events.bind('resize', function (event) {notifyResize();});if (parent && parent._resizeIframe) {var maxWidth = parseInt(window.frameElement.getAttribute("width")); if ( 500 < maxWidth) {window.frameElement.setAttribute("width", "500");}}If you are not an iPhone user, then fear not, as the Android update is expected on the Google Play Store very soon.Colin out spreading the wordThe past, present and future of Nano discussed with Altcoin MagazineAt the start of the week Colin Lemahieu, founder and Lead Developer for Nano, spoke with the Altcoin Magazine medium publication. The interview covers the origins and inspiration behind Nano, the future of the protocol and what the community can expect in the coming months. You can catch up with everything here.A Nano chat with Minnesota Crypto ClubThe University of Minnesota Cryptocurrency Club invited Colin to present Nano via live stream on Friday evening. Initially using slides to explain some of the core concepts of the Nano protocol, Colin later took live questions from the club, r/cryptocurrency and the viewers on the live stream. It was a comprehensive and informative hour — be sure to check it out if you didn’t catch it the first time around or if you prefer a summary check out this thread from passionate community member u/Qwahzi.https://medium.com/media/b65508b69302ee28b93369ea61467bb1/hrefA rejuvenated Nanospeed.live ready to show off Nano in all of its glory!NanoSpeed developer Sean Maloney has worked tirelessly this week on tweaking nanospeed.live to help cope with the blazingly fast network transactions following the Dolphin Nano node update. The service is now responsive, stable and busy showing the world just how effortlessly a cryptocurrency transaction can be when waiting time and fees are a taken out of the equation.In two clicks and in under 10 seconds ANYONE can see for themselves some of the most compelling features of the Nano network — the fee-less and ultrafast confirmation times of transactions.If you have never pressed the Big Green Button yourself, you have to give it a go! And don’t forget to share it!NanoHow #4 — Proof of Work on the Nano NetworkAs the anti-spam mechanism within the Nano network, Proof of Work (PoW) is often discussed within the community when analyzing Nano’s ability to scale. The popular NanoHow series returns and this week and clears up some common misconceptions. Don’t let the technical jargon prevent you from learning about this great technology, remember that anyone is able to gain a solid basis for understanding with the right learning materials. Give it a read and see what you can pick up.Once again, a huge thanks to series producer and writer u/jayycox.https://medium.com/media/b88514f68db268d416187980b45a72ec/hrefWeekly Update 3/11/19 was originally published in Nano on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.

Nano

19. 03. 11

Weekly Update 3/11/19

Natrium wallet on the AppStore, Colin LeMahieu live stream, NanoSpeed updates Nano How on PoW and more…An all-new Natrium lands on the iOS App StoreNatrium is one of the most celebrated Nano mobile wallets and announced this week that the intuitive and updated platform is now available on the iOS App Store following the successfully funded development project hosted by The Nano Center.body[data-twttr-rendered="true"] {background-color: transparent;}.twitter-tweet {margin: auto !important;}Our beloved Nano wallet Natrium is now available on the AppStore! Supporting multi-accounts, notifications, system wide themes, 20+ languages, wallet sweeping and more. For more info: https://t.co/iw46Uj3xv3 $NANO @nano #nanocurrency #cryptocurrency #blockchain — @appdittofunction notifyResize(height) {height = height ? height : document.documentElement.offsetHeight; var resized = false; if (window.donkey && donkey.resize) {donkey.resize(height); resized = true;}if (parent && parent._resizeIframe) {var obj = {iframe: window.frameElement, height: height}; parent._resizeIframe(obj); resized = true;}if (window.location && window.location.hash === "#amp=1" && window.parent && window.parent.postMessage) {window.parent.postMessage({sentinel: "amp", type: "embed-size", height: height}, "*");}if (window.webkit && window.webkit.messageHandlers && window.webkit.messageHandlers.resize) {window.webkit.messageHandlers.resize.postMessage(height); resized = true;}return resized;}twttr.events.bind('rendered', function (event) {notifyResize();}); twttr.events.bind('resize', function (event) {notifyResize();});if (parent && parent._resizeIframe) {var maxWidth = parseInt(window.frameElement.getAttribute("width")); if ( 500 < maxWidth) {window.frameElement.setAttribute("width", "500");}}With this release a host of new features and improvements have been introduced to make the wallet experience even better. Multi-account capability and new display themes are some of the most requested features added to this latest Natrium version 2.0 update.body[data-twttr-rendered="true"] {background-color: transparent;}.twitter-tweet {margin: auto !important;}How do you like this #LightningNetwork? $NANO, $BTC, $LTC, $XRP, $TRX https://t.co/i7bKwTd8X8 — @aglkm1function notifyResize(height) {height = height ? height : document.documentElement.offsetHeight; var resized = false; if (window.donkey && donkey.resize) {donkey.resize(height); resized = true;}if (parent && parent._resizeIframe) {var obj = {iframe: window.frameElement, height: height}; parent._resizeIframe(obj); resized = true;}if (window.location && window.location.hash === "#amp=1" && window.parent && window.parent.postMessage) {window.parent.postMessage({sentinel: "amp", type: "embed-size", height: height}, "*");}if (window.webkit && window.webkit.messageHandlers && window.webkit.messageHandlers.resize) {window.webkit.messageHandlers.resize.postMessage(height); resized = true;}return resized;}twttr.events.bind('rendered', function (event) {notifyResize();}); twttr.events.bind('resize', function (event) {notifyResize();});if (parent && parent._resizeIframe) {var maxWidth = parseInt(window.frameElement.getAttribute("width")); if ( 500 < maxWidth) {window.frameElement.setAttribute("width", "500");}}If you are not an iPhone user, then fear not, as the Android update is expected on the Google Play Store very soon.Colin out spreading the wordThe past, present and future of Nano discussed with Altcoin MagazineAt the start of the week Colin Lemahieu, founder and Lead Developer for Nano, spoke with the Altcoin Magazine medium publication. The interview covers the origins and inspiration behind Nano, the future of the protocol and what the community can expect in the coming months. You can catch up with everything here.A Nano chat with Minnesota Crypto ClubThe University of Minnesota Cryptocurrency Club invited Colin to present Nano via live stream on Friday evening. Initially using slides to explain some of the core concepts of the Nano protocol, Colin later took live questions from the club, r/cryptocurrency and the viewers on the live stream. It was a comprehensive and informative hour — be sure to check it out if you didn’t catch it the first time around or if you prefer a summary check out this thread from passionate community member u/Qwahzi.https://medium.com/media/b65508b69302ee28b93369ea61467bb1/hrefA rejuvenated Nanospeed.live ready to show off Nano in all of its glory!NanoSpeed developer Sean Maloney has worked tirelessly this week on tweaking nanospeed.live to help cope with the blazingly fast network transactions following the Dolphin Nano node update. The service is now responsive, stable and busy showing the world just how effortlessly a cryptocurrency transaction can be when waiting time and fees are a taken out of the equation.In two clicks and in under 10 seconds ANYONE can see for themselves some of the most compelling features of the Nano network — the fee-less and ultrafast confirmation times of transactions.If you have never pressed the Big Green Button yourself, you have to give it a go! And don’t forget to share it!NanoHow #4 — Proof of Work on the Nano NetworkAs the anti-spam mechanism within the Nano network, Proof of Work (PoW) is often discussed within the community when analyzing Nano’s ability to scale. The popular NanoHow series returns and this week and clears up some common misconceptions. Don’t let the technical jargon prevent you from learning about this great technology, remember that anyone is able to gain a solid basis for understanding with the right learning materials. Give it a read and see what you can pick up.Once again, a huge thanks to series producer and writer u/jayycox.https://medium.com/media/b88514f68db268d416187980b45a72ec/hrefWeekly Update 3/11/19 was originally published in Nano on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.

Nano

19. 03. 11

Weekly Update 3/11/19

Natrium wallet on the AppStore, Colin LeMahieu live stream, NanoSpeed updates Nano How on PoW and more…An all-new Natrium lands on the iOS App StoreNatrium is one of the most celebrated Nano mobile wallets and announced this week that the intuitive and updated platform is now available on the iOS App Store following the successfully funded development project hosted by The Nano Center.body[data-twttr-rendered="true"] {background-color: transparent;}.twitter-tweet {margin: auto !important;}Our beloved Nano wallet Natrium is now available on the AppStore! Supporting multi-accounts, notifications, system wide themes, 20+ languages, wallet sweeping and more. For more info: https://t.co/iw46Uj3xv3 $NANO @nano #nanocurrency #cryptocurrency #blockchain — @appdittofunction notifyResize(height) {height = height ? height : document.documentElement.offsetHeight; var resized = false; if (window.donkey && donkey.resize) {donkey.resize(height); resized = true;}if (parent && parent._resizeIframe) {var obj = {iframe: window.frameElement, height: height}; parent._resizeIframe(obj); resized = true;}if (window.location && window.location.hash === "#amp=1" && window.parent && window.parent.postMessage) {window.parent.postMessage({sentinel: "amp", type: "embed-size", height: height}, "*");}if (window.webkit && window.webkit.messageHandlers && window.webkit.messageHandlers.resize) {window.webkit.messageHandlers.resize.postMessage(height); resized = true;}return resized;}twttr.events.bind('rendered', function (event) {notifyResize();}); twttr.events.bind('resize', function (event) {notifyResize();});if (parent && parent._resizeIframe) {var maxWidth = parseInt(window.frameElement.getAttribute("width")); if ( 500 < maxWidth) {window.frameElement.setAttribute("width", "500");}}With this release a host of new features and improvements have been introduced to make the wallet experience even better. Multi-account capability and new display themes are some of the most requested features added to this latest Natrium version 2.0 update.body[data-twttr-rendered="true"] {background-color: transparent;}.twitter-tweet {margin: auto !important;}How do you like this #LightningNetwork? $NANO, $BTC, $LTC, $XRP, $TRX https://t.co/i7bKwTd8X8 — @aglkm1function notifyResize(height) {height = height ? height : document.documentElement.offsetHeight; var resized = false; if (window.donkey && donkey.resize) {donkey.resize(height); resized = true;}if (parent && parent._resizeIframe) {var obj = {iframe: window.frameElement, height: height}; parent._resizeIframe(obj); resized = true;}if (window.location && window.location.hash === "#amp=1" && window.parent && window.parent.postMessage) {window.parent.postMessage({sentinel: "amp", type: "embed-size", height: height}, "*");}if (window.webkit && window.webkit.messageHandlers && window.webkit.messageHandlers.resize) {window.webkit.messageHandlers.resize.postMessage(height); resized = true;}return resized;}twttr.events.bind('rendered', function (event) {notifyResize();}); twttr.events.bind('resize', function (event) {notifyResize();});if (parent && parent._resizeIframe) {var maxWidth = parseInt(window.frameElement.getAttribute("width")); if ( 500 < maxWidth) {window.frameElement.setAttribute("width", "500");}}If you are not an iPhone user, then fear not, as the Android update is expected on the Google Play Store very soon.Colin out spreading the wordThe past, present and future of Nano discussed with Altcoin MagazineAt the start of the week Colin Lemahieu, founder and Lead Developer for Nano, spoke with the Altcoin Magazine medium publication. The interview covers the origins and inspiration behind Nano, the future of the protocol and what the community can expect in the coming months. You can catch up with everything here.A Nano chat with Minnesota Crypto ClubThe University of Minnesota Cryptocurrency Club invited Colin to present Nano via live stream on Friday evening. Initially using slides to explain some of the core concepts of the Nano protocol, Colin later took live questions from the club, r/cryptocurrency and the viewers on the live stream. It was a comprehensive and informative hour — be sure to check it out if you didn’t catch it the first time around or if you prefer a summary check out this thread from passionate community member u/Qwahzi.https://medium.com/media/b65508b69302ee28b93369ea61467bb1/hrefA rejuvenated Nanospeed.live ready to show off Nano in all of its glory!NanoSpeed developer Sean Maloney has worked tirelessly this week on tweaking nanospeed.live to help cope with the blazingly fast network transactions following the Dolphin Nano node update. The service is now responsive, stable and busy showing the world just how effortlessly a cryptocurrency transaction can be when waiting time and fees are a taken out of the equation.In two clicks and in under 10 seconds ANYONE can see for themselves some of the most compelling features of the Nano network — the fee-less and ultrafast confirmation times of transactions.If you have never pressed the Big Green Button yourself, you have to give it a go! And don’t forget to share it!NanoHow #4 — Proof of Work on the Nano NetworkAs the anti-spam mechanism within the Nano network, Proof of Work (PoW) is often discussed within the community when analyzing Nano’s ability to scale. The popular NanoHow series returns and this week and clears up some common misconceptions. Don’t let the technical jargon prevent you from learning about this great technology, remember that anyone is able to gain a solid basis for understanding with the right learning materials. Give it a read and see what you can pick up.Once again, a huge thanks to series producer and writer u/jayycox.https://medium.com/media/b88514f68db268d416187980b45a72ec/hrefWeekly Update 3/11/19 was originally published in Nano on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.

Nano

19. 03. 11

Weekly Update 3/11/19

Natrium wallet on the AppStore, Colin LeMahieu live stream, NanoSpeed updates Nano How on PoW and more…An all-new Natrium lands on the iOS App StoreNatrium is one of the most celebrated Nano mobile wallets and announced this week that the intuitive and updated platform is now available on the iOS App Store following the successfully funded development project hosted by The Nano Center.body[data-twttr-rendered="true"] {background-color: transparent;}.twitter-tweet {margin: auto !important;}Our beloved Nano wallet Natrium is now available on the AppStore! Supporting multi-accounts, notifications, system wide themes, 20+ languages, wallet sweeping and more. For more info: https://t.co/iw46Uj3xv3 $NANO @nano #nanocurrency #cryptocurrency #blockchain — @appdittofunction notifyResize(height) {height = height ? height : document.documentElement.offsetHeight; var resized = false; if (window.donkey && donkey.resize) {donkey.resize(height); resized = true;}if (parent && parent._resizeIframe) {var obj = {iframe: window.frameElement, height: height}; parent._resizeIframe(obj); resized = true;}if (window.location && window.location.hash === "#amp=1" && window.parent && window.parent.postMessage) {window.parent.postMessage({sentinel: "amp", type: "embed-size", height: height}, "*");}if (window.webkit && window.webkit.messageHandlers && window.webkit.messageHandlers.resize) {window.webkit.messageHandlers.resize.postMessage(height); resized = true;}return resized;}twttr.events.bind('rendered', function (event) {notifyResize();}); twttr.events.bind('resize', function (event) {notifyResize();});if (parent && parent._resizeIframe) {var maxWidth = parseInt(window.frameElement.getAttribute("width")); if ( 500 < maxWidth) {window.frameElement.setAttribute("width", "500");}}With this release a host of new features and improvements have been introduced to make the wallet experience even better. Multi-account capability and new display themes are some of the most requested features added to this latest Natrium version 2.0 update.body[data-twttr-rendered="true"] {background-color: transparent;}.twitter-tweet {margin: auto !important;}How do you like this #LightningNetwork? $NANO, $BTC, $LTC, $XRP, $TRX https://t.co/i7bKwTd8X8 — @aglkm1function notifyResize(height) {height = height ? height : document.documentElement.offsetHeight; var resized = false; if (window.donkey && donkey.resize) {donkey.resize(height); resized = true;}if (parent && parent._resizeIframe) {var obj = {iframe: window.frameElement, height: height}; parent._resizeIframe(obj); resized = true;}if (window.location && window.location.hash === "#amp=1" && window.parent && window.parent.postMessage) {window.parent.postMessage({sentinel: "amp", type: "embed-size", height: height}, "*");}if (window.webkit && window.webkit.messageHandlers && window.webkit.messageHandlers.resize) {window.webkit.messageHandlers.resize.postMessage(height); resized = true;}return resized;}twttr.events.bind('rendered', function (event) {notifyResize();}); twttr.events.bind('resize', function (event) {notifyResize();});if (parent && parent._resizeIframe) {var maxWidth = parseInt(window.frameElement.getAttribute("width")); if ( 500 < maxWidth) {window.frameElement.setAttribute("width", "500");}}If you are not an iPhone user, then fear not, as the Android update is expected on the Google Play Store very soon.Colin out spreading the wordThe past, present and future of Nano discussed with Altcoin MagazineAt the start of the week Colin Lemahieu, founder and Lead Developer for Nano, spoke with the Altcoin Magazine medium publication. The interview covers the origins and inspiration behind Nano, the future of the protocol and what the community can expect in the coming months. You can catch up with everything here.A Nano chat with Minnesota Crypto ClubThe University of Minnesota Cryptocurrency Club invited Colin to present Nano via live stream on Friday evening. Initially using slides to explain some of the core concepts of the Nano protocol, Colin later took live questions from the club, r/cryptocurrency and the viewers on the live stream. It was a comprehensive and informative hour — be sure to check it out if you didn’t catch it the first time around or if you prefer a summary check out this thread from passionate community member u/Qwahzi.https://medium.com/media/b65508b69302ee28b93369ea61467bb1/hrefA rejuvenated Nanospeed.live ready to show off Nano in all of its glory!NanoSpeed developer Sean Maloney has worked tirelessly this week on tweaking nanospeed.live to help cope with the blazingly fast network transactions following the Dolphin Nano node update. The service is now responsive, stable and busy showing the world just how effortlessly a cryptocurrency transaction can be when waiting time and fees are a taken out of the equation.In two clicks and in under 10 seconds ANYONE can see for themselves some of the most compelling features of the Nano network — the fee-less and ultrafast confirmation times of transactions.If you have never pressed the Big Green Button yourself, you have to give it a go! And don’t forget to share it!NanoHow #4 — Proof of Work on the Nano NetworkAs the anti-spam mechanism within the Nano network, Proof of Work (PoW) is often discussed within the community when analyzing Nano’s ability to scale. The popular NanoHow series returns and this week and clears up some common misconceptions. Don’t let the technical jargon prevent you from learning about this great technology, remember that anyone is able to gain a solid basis for understanding with the right learning materials. Give it a read and see what you can pick up.Once again, a huge thanks to series producer and writer u/jayycox.https://medium.com/media/b88514f68db268d416187980b45a72ec/hrefWeekly Update 3/11/19 was originally published in Nano on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.

Nano

19. 03. 11

Weekly Update 3/4/19

All new Twitter Chrome extension, a new community manager, NanoCenter project updates, an employment notice and moreNano extends its reachThis week the Nano ecosystem welcomed the addition of the NanoTipBot Chrome extension for Chrome users who enjoy tipping via the NanoTipBot when flicking through Twitter.The @NanoTipBot is a widely used tool for sending payments on Twitter and demonstrates the ease at which Nano can securely transfer value across massive social media platforms. Having gained exposure from the #passthenano and #nanotipathon events, the use of the TipBot is on the rise and developer Andrew Mitchell has recently released the complimentary Chrome extension:https://medium.com/media/2a5d85d110f313c6e254aaddb16137cf/hrefThe NanoTipBot Chrome extension allows users to tip via a neat inline button, tip via profile and access their Tipbot account information in their Chrome toolbar, significantly reducing the time and effort needed to fire off a couple of Nano to any of the 300+ million active users!Nano Microtransactions are making a BIG impactFollowing the launch of the NanoTipBot Chrome extension, we took a moment to pause and consider the impressive amount of active, reliable and ingenious integrations that our community of innovative developers have created and continue to maintain. The rate and quality of development is quite staggering, so we put together a blog post covering some of the most familiar and direct applications of the Nano protocol available today. If you missed it, be sure to take a quick read and ensure you are getting the most out of Nano on your daily Twitter, Discord and Reddit use!Our community development is certainly not limited to just these services, and you can expect more for us on the fantastic community infrastructure which has grown around the protocol over the last year.A huge thanks to all of our community developers and innovators!Employment NoticeIt is with a heavy heart that we bid farewell to Nano Foundation member Austin Ramsdale. From working the support channels in the early Discord days of RaiBlocks, his unrelenting helpfulness led to him becoming an excellent example of an assured and versatile team member. Unable to continue to commit the required time, Austin has gradually reduced his role, and will now focus on his non-crypto career. We wish him all the very best for the future, thanks for everything Austin!Achieving Adoption in Venezuela meetup details announcedRegular readers will be familiar with the Achieving Adoption in Venezuela project that was recently funded by the community via the Nano Center. Intent on educating and informing the people of Caracas about the benefits of Nano and entrepreneurship, the Nano Venezuela team is excited to announce March 23rd as the date of their first meet up in Caracas:body[data-twttr-rendered="true"] {background-color: transparent;}.twitter-tweet {margin: auto !important;}La Fundación Nano Venezuela te invita a compartir con nosotros. Conoce sobre las actividades y los beneficios de usar $Nano como alternativa financiera. Entra a este enlace y dale click a "Inscribirse al evento" para llenar el formulario de inscripción: https://t.co/FXaFxouvR5 — @FundacionNanoVEfunction notifyResize(height) {height = height ? height : document.documentElement.offsetHeight; var resized = false; if (window.donkey && donkey.resize) {donkey.resize(height); resized = true;}if (parent && parent._resizeIframe) {var obj = {iframe: window.frameElement, height: height}; parent._resizeIframe(obj); resized = true;}if (window.location && window.location.hash === "#amp=1" && window.parent && window.parent.postMessage) {window.parent.postMessage({sentinel: "amp", type: "embed-size", height: height}, "*");}if (window.webkit && window.webkit.messageHandlers && window.webkit.messageHandlers.resize) {window.webkit.messageHandlers.resize.postMessage(height); resized = true;}return resized;}twttr.events.bind('rendered', function (event) {notifyResize();}); twttr.events.bind('resize', function (event) {notifyResize();});if (parent && parent._resizeIframe) {var maxWidth = parseInt(window.frameElement.getAttribute("width")); if ( 500 < maxWidth) {window.frameElement.setAttribute("width", "500");}}There are other active projects in the funding phase at the Nano Center. You can donate to the NanoCrawler block explorer, who are looking for assistance in covering monthly server costs. Also, the Nano Center General Fund is always accepting donations to cover costs associated with various services. For more details or to get involved, take a trip over and have a look at some of the amazing projects from the past, present and the future!A new addition to the Community teamThis week the community team welcomed the irrepressible energy of Brian White as the newest Nano community manager. After cutting his teeth as a Discord moderator and working incredibly hard coordinating projects at the Nano Center Brian has shown the unique qualities and commitment required to be an outstanding CM — check out his welcome announcement.Reddit Thread of the Week — New Python library for NanoOur thread of the week comes from Nano Community member u/Matoking who recently posted a set of tools for handling functions related to the NANO cryptocurrency protocol in Python.This enables developers to:Create blocks by hand or deserialize blocks from JSONSolve and verify proof-of-workVerify and sign blocksConvert between different NANO denominationsThank you for your valuable contribution to the nano ecosystem!Weekly Update 3/4/19 was originally published in Nano on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.

Nano

19. 03. 04

Weekly Update 3/4/19

All new Twitter Chrome extension, a new community manager, NanoCenter project updates, an employment notice and moreNano extends its reachThis week the Nano ecosystem welcomed the addition of the NanoTipBot Chrome extension for Chrome users who enjoy tipping via the NanoTipBot when flicking through Twitter.The @NanoTipBot is a widely used tool for sending payments on Twitter and demonstrates the ease at which Nano can securely transfer value across massive social media platforms. Having gained exposure from the #passthenano and #nanotipathon events, the use of the TipBot is on the rise and developer Andrew Mitchell has recently released the complimentary Chrome extension:https://medium.com/media/2a5d85d110f313c6e254aaddb16137cf/hrefThe NanoTipBot Chrome extension allows users to tip via a neat inline button, tip via profile and access their Tipbot account information in their Chrome toolbar, significantly reducing the time and effort needed to fire off a couple of Nano to any of the 300+ million active users!Nano Microtransactions are making a BIG impactFollowing the launch of the NanoTipBot Chrome extension, we took a moment to pause and consider the impressive amount of active, reliable and ingenious integrations that our community of innovative developers have created and continue to maintain. The rate and quality of development is quite staggering, so we put together a blog post covering some of the most familiar and direct applications of the Nano protocol available today. If you missed it, be sure to take a quick read and ensure you are getting the most out of Nano on your daily Twitter, Discord and Reddit use!Our community development is certainly not limited to just these services, and you can expect more for us on the fantastic community infrastructure which has grown around the protocol over the last year.A huge thanks to all of our community developers and innovators!Employment NoticeIt is with a heavy heart that we bid farewell to Nano Foundation member Austin Ramsdale. From working the support channels in the early Discord days of RaiBlocks, his unrelenting helpfulness led to him becoming an excellent example of an assured and versatile team member. Unable to continue to commit the required time, Austin has gradually reduced his role, and will now focus on his non-crypto career. We wish him all the very best for the future, thanks for everything Austin!Achieving Adoption in Venezuela meetup details announcedRegular readers will be familiar with the Achieving Adoption in Venezuela project that was recently funded by the community via the Nano Center. Intent on educating and informing the people of Caracas about the benefits of Nano and entrepreneurship, the Nano Venezuela team is excited to announce March 23rd as the date of their first meet up in Caracas:body[data-twttr-rendered="true"] {background-color: transparent;}.twitter-tweet {margin: auto !important;}La Fundación Nano Venezuela te invita a compartir con nosotros. Conoce sobre las actividades y los beneficios de usar $Nano como alternativa financiera. Entra a este enlace y dale click a "Inscribirse al evento" para llenar el formulario de inscripción: https://t.co/FXaFxouvR5 — @FundacionNanoVEfunction notifyResize(height) {height = height ? height : document.documentElement.offsetHeight; var resized = false; if (window.donkey && donkey.resize) {donkey.resize(height); resized = true;}if (parent && parent._resizeIframe) {var obj = {iframe: window.frameElement, height: height}; parent._resizeIframe(obj); resized = true;}if (window.location && window.location.hash === "#amp=1" && window.parent && window.parent.postMessage) {window.parent.postMessage({sentinel: "amp", type: "embed-size", height: height}, "*");}if (window.webkit && window.webkit.messageHandlers && window.webkit.messageHandlers.resize) {window.webkit.messageHandlers.resize.postMessage(height); resized = true;}return resized;}twttr.events.bind('rendered', function (event) {notifyResize();}); twttr.events.bind('resize', function (event) {notifyResize();});if (parent && parent._resizeIframe) {var maxWidth = parseInt(window.frameElement.getAttribute("width")); if ( 500 < maxWidth) {window.frameElement.setAttribute("width", "500");}}There are other active projects in the funding phase at the Nano Center. You can donate to the NanoCrawler block explorer, who are looking for assistance in covering monthly server costs. Also, the Nano Center General Fund is always accepting donations to cover costs associated with various services. For more details or to get involved, take a trip over and have a look at some of the amazing projects from the past, present and the future!A new addition to the Community teamThis week the community team welcomed the irrepressible energy of Brian White as the newest Nano community manager. After cutting his teeth as a Discord moderator and working incredibly hard coordinating projects at the Nano Center Brian has shown the unique qualities and commitment required to be an outstanding CM — check out his welcome announcement.Reddit Thread of the Week — New Python library for NanoOur thread of the week comes from Nano Community member u/Matoking who recently posted a set of tools for handling functions related to the NANO cryptocurrency protocol in Python.This enables developers to:Create blocks by hand or deserialize blocks from JSONSolve and verify proof-of-workVerify and sign blocksConvert between different NANO denominationsThank you for your valuable contribution to the nano ecosystem!Weekly Update 3/4/19 was originally published in Nano on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.

Nano

19. 03. 04

Weekly Update 3/4/19

All new Twitter Chrome extension, a new community manager, NanoCenter project updates, an employment notice and moreNano extends its reachThis week the Nano ecosystem welcomed the addition of the NanoTipBot Chrome extension for Chrome users who enjoy tipping via the NanoTipBot when flicking through Twitter.The @NanoTipBot is a widely used tool for sending payments on Twitter and demonstrates the ease at which Nano can securely transfer value across massive social media platforms. Having gained exposure from the #passthenano and #nanotipathon events, the use of the TipBot is on the rise and developer Andrew Mitchell has recently released the complimentary Chrome extension:https://medium.com/media/2a5d85d110f313c6e254aaddb16137cf/hrefThe NanoTipBot Chrome extension allows users to tip via a neat inline button, tip via profile and access their Tipbot account information in their Chrome toolbar, significantly reducing the time and effort needed to fire off a couple of Nano to any of the 300+ million active users!Nano Microtransactions are making a BIG impactFollowing the launch of the NanoTipBot Chrome extension, we took a moment to pause and consider the impressive amount of active, reliable and ingenious integrations that our community of innovative developers have created and continue to maintain. The rate and quality of development is quite staggering, so we put together a blog post covering some of the most familiar and direct applications of the Nano protocol available today. If you missed it, be sure to take a quick read and ensure you are getting the most out of Nano on your daily Twitter, Discord and Reddit use!Our community development is certainly not limited to just these services, and you can expect more for us on the fantastic community infrastructure which has grown around the protocol over the last year.A huge thanks to all of our community developers and innovators!Employment NoticeIt is with a heavy heart that we bid farewell to Nano Foundation member Austin Ramsdale. From working the support channels in the early Discord days of RaiBlocks, his unrelenting helpfulness led to him becoming an excellent example of an assured and versatile team member. Unable to continue to commit the required time, Austin has gradually reduced his role, and will now focus on his non-crypto career. We wish him all the very best for the future, thanks for everything Austin!Achieving Adoption in Venezuela meetup details announcedRegular readers will be familiar with the Achieving Adoption in Venezuela project that was recently funded by the community via the Nano Center. Intent on educating and informing the people of Caracas about the benefits of Nano and entrepreneurship, the Nano Venezuela team is excited to announce March 23rd as the date of their first meet up in Caracas:body[data-twttr-rendered="true"] {background-color: transparent;}.twitter-tweet {margin: auto !important;}La Fundación Nano Venezuela te invita a compartir con nosotros. Conoce sobre las actividades y los beneficios de usar $Nano como alternativa financiera. Entra a este enlace y dale click a "Inscribirse al evento" para llenar el formulario de inscripción: https://t.co/FXaFxouvR5 — @FundacionNanoVEfunction notifyResize(height) {height = height ? height : document.documentElement.offsetHeight; var resized = false; if (window.donkey && donkey.resize) {donkey.resize(height); resized = true;}if (parent && parent._resizeIframe) {var obj = {iframe: window.frameElement, height: height}; parent._resizeIframe(obj); resized = true;}if (window.location && window.location.hash === "#amp=1" && window.parent && window.parent.postMessage) {window.parent.postMessage({sentinel: "amp", type: "embed-size", height: height}, "*");}if (window.webkit && window.webkit.messageHandlers && window.webkit.messageHandlers.resize) {window.webkit.messageHandlers.resize.postMessage(height); resized = true;}return resized;}twttr.events.bind('rendered', function (event) {notifyResize();}); twttr.events.bind('resize', function (event) {notifyResize();});if (parent && parent._resizeIframe) {var maxWidth = parseInt(window.frameElement.getAttribute("width")); if ( 500 < maxWidth) {window.frameElement.setAttribute("width", "500");}}There are other active projects in the funding phase at the Nano Center. You can donate to the NanoCrawler block explorer, who are looking for assistance in covering monthly server costs. Also, the Nano Center General Fund is always accepting donations to cover costs associated with various services. For more details or to get involved, take a trip over and have a look at some of the amazing projects from the past, present and the future!A new addition to the Community teamThis week the community team welcomed the irrepressible energy of Brian White as the newest Nano community manager. After cutting his teeth as a Discord moderator and working incredibly hard coordinating projects at the Nano Center Brian has shown the unique qualities and commitment required to be an outstanding CM — check out his welcome announcement.Reddit Thread of the Week — New Python library for NanoOur thread of the week comes from Nano Community member u/Matoking who recently posted a set of tools for handling functions related to the NANO cryptocurrency protocol in Python.This enables developers to:Create blocks by hand or deserialize blocks from JSONSolve and verify proof-of-workVerify and sign blocksConvert between different NANO denominationsThank you for your valuable contribution to the nano ecosystem!Weekly Update 3/4/19 was originally published in Nano on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.

Nano

19. 03. 04

Weekly Update 3/4/19

All new Twitter Chrome extension, a new community manager, NanoCenter project updates, an employment notice and moreNano extends its reachThis week the Nano ecosystem welcomed the addition of the NanoTipBot Chrome extension for Chrome users who enjoy tipping via the NanoTipBot when flicking through Twitter.The @NanoTipBot is a widely used tool for sending payments on Twitter and demonstrates the ease at which Nano can securely transfer value across massive social media platforms. Having gained exposure from the #passthenano and #nanotipathon events, the use of the TipBot is on the rise and developer Andrew Mitchell has recently released the complimentary Chrome extension:https://medium.com/media/2a5d85d110f313c6e254aaddb16137cf/hrefThe NanoTipBot Chrome extension allows users to tip via a neat inline button, tip via profile and access their Tipbot account information in their Chrome toolbar, significantly reducing the time and effort needed to fire off a couple of Nano to any of the 300+ million active users!Nano Microtransactions are making a BIG impactFollowing the launch of the NanoTipBot Chrome extension, we took a moment to pause and consider the impressive amount of active, reliable and ingenious integrations that our community of innovative developers have created and continue to maintain. The rate and quality of development is quite staggering, so we put together a blog post covering some of the most familiar and direct applications of the Nano protocol available today. If you missed it, be sure to take a quick read and ensure you are getting the most out of Nano on your daily Twitter, Discord and Reddit use!Our community development is certainly not limited to just these services, and you can expect more for us on the fantastic community infrastructure which has grown around the protocol over the last year.A huge thanks to all of our community developers and innovators!Employment NoticeIt is with a heavy heart that we bid farewell to Nano Foundation member Austin Ramsdale. From working the support channels in the early Discord days of RaiBlocks, his unrelenting helpfulness led to him becoming an excellent example of an assured and versatile team member. Unable to continue to commit the required time, Austin has gradually reduced his role, and will now focus on his non-crypto career. We wish him all the very best for the future, thanks for everything Austin!Achieving Adoption in Venezuela meetup details announcedRegular readers will be familiar with the Achieving Adoption in Venezuela project that was recently funded by the community via the Nano Center. Intent on educating and informing the people of Caracas about the benefits of Nano and entrepreneurship, the Nano Venezuela team is excited to announce March 23rd as the date of their first meet up in Caracas:body[data-twttr-rendered="true"] {background-color: transparent;}.twitter-tweet {margin: auto !important;}La Fundación Nano Venezuela te invita a compartir con nosotros. Conoce sobre las actividades y los beneficios de usar $Nano como alternativa financiera. Entra a este enlace y dale click a "Inscribirse al evento" para llenar el formulario de inscripción: https://t.co/FXaFxouvR5 — @FundacionNanoVEfunction notifyResize(height) {height = height ? height : document.documentElement.offsetHeight; var resized = false; if (window.donkey && donkey.resize) {donkey.resize(height); resized = true;}if (parent && parent._resizeIframe) {var obj = {iframe: window.frameElement, height: height}; parent._resizeIframe(obj); resized = true;}if (window.location && window.location.hash === "#amp=1" && window.parent && window.parent.postMessage) {window.parent.postMessage({sentinel: "amp", type: "embed-size", height: height}, "*");}if (window.webkit && window.webkit.messageHandlers && window.webkit.messageHandlers.resize) {window.webkit.messageHandlers.resize.postMessage(height); resized = true;}return resized;}twttr.events.bind('rendered', function (event) {notifyResize();}); twttr.events.bind('resize', function (event) {notifyResize();});if (parent && parent._resizeIframe) {var maxWidth = parseInt(window.frameElement.getAttribute("width")); if ( 500 < maxWidth) {window.frameElement.setAttribute("width", "500");}}There are other active projects in the funding phase at the Nano Center. You can donate to the NanoCrawler block explorer, who are looking for assistance in covering monthly server costs. Also, the Nano Center General Fund is always accepting donations to cover costs associated with various services. For more details or to get involved, take a trip over and have a look at some of the amazing projects from the past, present and the future!A new addition to the Community teamThis week the community team welcomed the irrepressible energy of Brian White as the newest Nano community manager. After cutting his teeth as a Discord moderator and working incredibly hard coordinating projects at the Nano Center Brian has shown the unique qualities and commitment required to be an outstanding CM — check out his welcome announcement.Reddit Thread of the Week — New Python library for NanoOur thread of the week comes from Nano Community member u/Matoking who recently posted a set of tools for handling functions related to the NANO cryptocurrency protocol in Python.This enables developers to:Create blocks by hand or deserialize blocks from JSONSolve and verify proof-of-workVerify and sign blocksConvert between different NANO denominationsThank you for your valuable contribution to the nano ecosystem!Weekly Update 3/4/19 was originally published in Nano on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.

Nano

19. 03. 04

Weekly Update 3/4/19

All new Twitter Chrome extension, a new community manager, NanoCenter project updates, an employment notice and moreNano extends its reachThis week the Nano ecosystem welcomed the addition of the NanoTipBot Chrome extension for Chrome users who enjoy tipping via the NanoTipBot when flicking through Twitter.The @NanoTipBot is a widely used tool for sending payments on Twitter and demonstrates the ease at which Nano can securely transfer value across massive social media platforms. Having gained exposure from the #passthenano and #nanotipathon events, the use of the TipBot is on the rise and developer Andrew Mitchell has recently released the complimentary Chrome extension:https://medium.com/media/2a5d85d110f313c6e254aaddb16137cf/hrefThe NanoTipBot Chrome extension allows users to tip via a neat inline button, tip via profile and access their Tipbot account information in their Chrome toolbar, significantly reducing the time and effort needed to fire off a couple of Nano to any of the 300+ million active users!Nano Microtransactions are making a BIG impactFollowing the launch of the NanoTipBot Chrome extension, we took a moment to pause and consider the impressive amount of active, reliable and ingenious integrations that our community of innovative developers have created and continue to maintain. The rate and quality of development is quite staggering, so we put together a blog post covering some of the most familiar and direct applications of the Nano protocol available today. If you missed it, be sure to take a quick read and ensure you are getting the most out of Nano on your daily Twitter, Discord and Reddit use!Our community development is certainly not limited to just these services, and you can expect more for us on the fantastic community infrastructure which has grown around the protocol over the last year.A huge thanks to all of our community developers and innovators!Employment NoticeIt is with a heavy heart that we bid farewell to Nano Foundation member Austin Ramsdale. From working the support channels in the early Discord days of RaiBlocks, his unrelenting helpfulness led to him becoming an excellent example of an assured and versatile team member. Unable to continue to commit the required time, Austin has gradually reduced his role, and will now focus on his non-crypto career. We wish him all the very best for the future, thanks for everything Austin!Achieving Adoption in Venezuela meetup details announcedRegular readers will be familiar with the Achieving Adoption in Venezuela project that was recently funded by the community via the Nano Center. Intent on educating and informing the people of Caracas about the benefits of Nano and entrepreneurship, the Nano Venezuela team is excited to announce March 23rd as the date of their first meet up in Caracas:body[data-twttr-rendered="true"] {background-color: transparent;}.twitter-tweet {margin: auto !important;}La Fundación Nano Venezuela te invita a compartir con nosotros. Conoce sobre las actividades y los beneficios de usar $Nano como alternativa financiera. Entra a este enlace y dale click a "Inscribirse al evento" para llenar el formulario de inscripción: https://t.co/FXaFxouvR5 — @FundacionNanoVEfunction notifyResize(height) {height = height ? height : document.documentElement.offsetHeight; var resized = false; if (window.donkey && donkey.resize) {donkey.resize(height); resized = true;}if (parent && parent._resizeIframe) {var obj = {iframe: window.frameElement, height: height}; parent._resizeIframe(obj); resized = true;}if (window.location && window.location.hash === "#amp=1" && window.parent && window.parent.postMessage) {window.parent.postMessage({sentinel: "amp", type: "embed-size", height: height}, "*");}if (window.webkit && window.webkit.messageHandlers && window.webkit.messageHandlers.resize) {window.webkit.messageHandlers.resize.postMessage(height); resized = true;}return resized;}twttr.events.bind('rendered', function (event) {notifyResize();}); twttr.events.bind('resize', function (event) {notifyResize();});if (parent && parent._resizeIframe) {var maxWidth = parseInt(window.frameElement.getAttribute("width")); if ( 500 < maxWidth) {window.frameElement.setAttribute("width", "500");}}There are other active projects in the funding phase at the Nano Center. You can donate to the NanoCrawler block explorer, who are looking for assistance in covering monthly server costs. Also, the Nano Center General Fund is always accepting donations to cover costs associated with various services. For more details or to get involved, take a trip over and have a look at some of the amazing projects from the past, present and the future!A new addition to the Community teamThis week the community team welcomed the irrepressible energy of Brian White as the newest Nano community manager. After cutting his teeth as a Discord moderator and working incredibly hard coordinating projects at the Nano Center Brian has shown the unique qualities and commitment required to be an outstanding CM — check out his welcome announcement.Reddit Thread of the Week — New Python library for NanoOur thread of the week comes from Nano Community member u/Matoking who recently posted a set of tools for handling functions related to the NANO cryptocurrency protocol in Python.This enables developers to:Create blocks by hand or deserialize blocks from JSONSolve and verify proof-of-workVerify and sign blocksConvert between different NANO denominationsThank you for your valuable contribution to the nano ecosystem!Weekly Update 3/4/19 was originally published in Nano on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.

Nano

19. 03. 04

Weekly Update 3/4/19

All new Twitter Chrome extension, a new community manager, NanoCenter project updates, an employment notice and moreNano extends its reachThis week the Nano ecosystem welcomed the addition of the NanoTipBot Chrome extension for Chrome users who enjoy tipping via the NanoTipBot when flicking through Twitter.The @NanoTipBot is a widely used tool for sending payments on Twitter and demonstrates the ease at which Nano can securely transfer value across massive social media platforms. Having gained exposure from the #passthenano and #nanotipathon events, the use of the TipBot is on the rise and developer Andrew Mitchell has recently released the complimentary Chrome extension:https://medium.com/media/2a5d85d110f313c6e254aaddb16137cf/hrefThe NanoTipBot Chrome extension allows users to tip via a neat inline button, tip via profile and access their Tipbot account information in their Chrome toolbar, significantly reducing the time and effort needed to fire off a couple of Nano to any of the 300+ million active users!Nano Microtransactions are making a BIG impactFollowing the launch of the NanoTipBot Chrome extension, we took a moment to pause and consider the impressive amount of active, reliable and ingenious integrations that our community of innovative developers have created and continue to maintain. The rate and quality of development is quite staggering, so we put together a blog post covering some of the most familiar and direct applications of the Nano protocol available today. If you missed it, be sure to take a quick read and ensure you are getting the most out of Nano on your daily Twitter, Discord and Reddit use!Our community development is certainly not limited to just these services, and you can expect more for us on the fantastic community infrastructure which has grown around the protocol over the last year.A huge thanks to all of our community developers and innovators!Employment NoticeIt is with a heavy heart that we bid farewell to Nano Foundation member Austin Ramsdale. From working the support channels in the early Discord days of RaiBlocks, his unrelenting helpfulness led to him becoming an excellent example of an assured and versatile team member. Unable to continue to commit the required time, Austin has gradually reduced his role, and will now focus on his non-crypto career. We wish him all the very best for the future, thanks for everything Austin!Achieving Adoption in Venezuela meetup details announcedRegular readers will be familiar with the Achieving Adoption in Venezuela project that was recently funded by the community via the Nano Center. Intent on educating and informing the people of Caracas about the benefits of Nano and entrepreneurship, the Nano Venezuela team is excited to announce March 23rd as the date of their first meet up in Caracas:body[data-twttr-rendered="true"] {background-color: transparent;}.twitter-tweet {margin: auto !important;}La Fundación Nano Venezuela te invita a compartir con nosotros. Conoce sobre las actividades y los beneficios de usar $Nano como alternativa financiera. Entra a este enlace y dale click a "Inscribirse al evento" para llenar el formulario de inscripción: https://t.co/FXaFxouvR5 — @FundacionNanoVEfunction notifyResize(height) {height = height ? height : document.documentElement.offsetHeight; var resized = false; if (window.donkey && donkey.resize) {donkey.resize(height); resized = true;}if (parent && parent._resizeIframe) {var obj = {iframe: window.frameElement, height: height}; parent._resizeIframe(obj); resized = true;}if (window.location && window.location.hash === "#amp=1" && window.parent && window.parent.postMessage) {window.parent.postMessage({sentinel: "amp", type: "embed-size", height: height}, "*");}if (window.webkit && window.webkit.messageHandlers && window.webkit.messageHandlers.resize) {window.webkit.messageHandlers.resize.postMessage(height); resized = true;}return resized;}twttr.events.bind('rendered', function (event) {notifyResize();}); twttr.events.bind('resize', function (event) {notifyResize();});if (parent && parent._resizeIframe) {var maxWidth = parseInt(window.frameElement.getAttribute("width")); if ( 500 < maxWidth) {window.frameElement.setAttribute("width", "500");}}There are other active projects in the funding phase at the Nano Center. You can donate to the NanoCrawler block explorer, who are looking for assistance in covering monthly server costs. Also, the Nano Center General Fund is always accepting donations to cover costs associated with various services. For more details or to get involved, take a trip over and have a look at some of the amazing projects from the past, present and the future!A new addition to the Community teamThis week the community team welcomed the irrepressible energy of Brian White as the newest Nano community manager. After cutting his teeth as a Discord moderator and working incredibly hard coordinating projects at the Nano Center Brian has shown the unique qualities and commitment required to be an outstanding CM — check out his welcome announcement.Reddit Thread of the Week — New Python library for NanoOur thread of the week comes from Nano Community member u/Matoking who recently posted a set of tools for handling functions related to the NANO cryptocurrency protocol in Python.This enables developers to:Create blocks by hand or deserialize blocks from JSONSolve and verify proof-of-workVerify and sign blocksConvert between different NANO denominationsThank you for your valuable contribution to the nano ecosystem!Weekly Update 3/4/19 was originally published in Nano on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.

Nano

19. 03. 04

Weekly Update 3/4/19

All new Twitter Chrome extension, a new community manager, NanoCenter project updates, an employment notice and moreNano extends its reachThis week the Nano ecosystem welcomed the addition of the NanoTipBot Chrome extension for Chrome users who enjoy tipping via the NanoTipBot when flicking through Twitter.The @NanoTipBot is a widely used tool for sending payments on Twitter and demonstrates the ease at which Nano can securely transfer value across massive social media platforms. Having gained exposure from the #passthenano and #nanotipathon events, the use of the TipBot is on the rise and developer Andrew Mitchell has recently released the complimentary Chrome extension:https://medium.com/media/2a5d85d110f313c6e254aaddb16137cf/hrefThe NanoTipBot Chrome extension allows users to tip via a neat inline button, tip via profile and access their Tipbot account information in their Chrome toolbar, significantly reducing the time and effort needed to fire off a couple of Nano to any of the 300+ million active users!Nano Microtransactions are making a BIG impactFollowing the launch of the NanoTipBot Chrome extension, we took a moment to pause and consider the impressive amount of active, reliable and ingenious integrations that our community of innovative developers have created and continue to maintain. The rate and quality of development is quite staggering, so we put together a blog post covering some of the most familiar and direct applications of the Nano protocol available today. If you missed it, be sure to take a quick read and ensure you are getting the most out of Nano on your daily Twitter, Discord and Reddit use!Our community development is certainly not limited to just these services, and you can expect more for us on the fantastic community infrastructure which has grown around the protocol over the last year.A huge thanks to all of our community developers and innovators!Employment NoticeIt is with a heavy heart that we bid farewell to Nano Foundation member Austin Ramsdale. From working the support channels in the early Discord days of RaiBlocks, his unrelenting helpfulness led to him becoming an excellent example of an assured and versatile team member. Unable to continue to commit the required time, Austin has gradually reduced his role, and will now focus on his non-crypto career. We wish him all the very best for the future, thanks for everything Austin!Achieving Adoption in Venezuela meetup details announcedRegular readers will be familiar with the Achieving Adoption in Venezuela project that was recently funded by the community via the Nano Center. Intent on educating and informing the people of Caracas about the benefits of Nano and entrepreneurship, the Nano Venezuela team is excited to announce March 23rd as the date of their first meet up in Caracas:body[data-twttr-rendered="true"] {background-color: transparent;}.twitter-tweet {margin: auto !important;}La Fundación Nano Venezuela te invita a compartir con nosotros. Conoce sobre las actividades y los beneficios de usar $Nano como alternativa financiera. Entra a este enlace y dale click a "Inscribirse al evento" para llenar el formulario de inscripción: https://t.co/FXaFxouvR5 — @FundacionNanoVEfunction notifyResize(height) {height = height ? height : document.documentElement.offsetHeight; var resized = false; if (window.donkey && donkey.resize) {donkey.resize(height); resized = true;}if (parent && parent._resizeIframe) {var obj = {iframe: window.frameElement, height: height}; parent._resizeIframe(obj); resized = true;}if (window.location && window.location.hash === "#amp=1" && window.parent && window.parent.postMessage) {window.parent.postMessage({sentinel: "amp", type: "embed-size", height: height}, "*");}if (window.webkit && window.webkit.messageHandlers && window.webkit.messageHandlers.resize) {window.webkit.messageHandlers.resize.postMessage(height); resized = true;}return resized;}twttr.events.bind('rendered', function (event) {notifyResize();}); twttr.events.bind('resize', function (event) {notifyResize();});if (parent && parent._resizeIframe) {var maxWidth = parseInt(window.frameElement.getAttribute("width")); if ( 500 < maxWidth) {window.frameElement.setAttribute("width", "500");}}There are other active projects in the funding phase at the Nano Center. You can donate to the NanoCrawler block explorer, who are looking for assistance in covering monthly server costs. Also, the Nano Center General Fund is always accepting donations to cover costs associated with various services. For more details or to get involved, take a trip over and have a look at some of the amazing projects from the past, present and the future!A new addition to the Community teamThis week the community team welcomed the irrepressible energy of Brian White as the newest Nano community manager. After cutting his teeth as a Discord moderator and working incredibly hard coordinating projects at the Nano Center Brian has shown the unique qualities and commitment required to be an outstanding CM — check out his welcome announcement.Reddit Thread of the Week — New Python library for NanoOur thread of the week comes from Nano Community member u/Matoking who recently posted a set of tools for handling functions related to the NANO cryptocurrency protocol in Python.This enables developers to:Create blocks by hand or deserialize blocks from JSONSolve and verify proof-of-workVerify and sign blocksConvert between different NANO denominationsThank you for your valuable contribution to the nano ecosystem!Weekly Update 3/4/19 was originally published in Nano on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.

Nano

19. 03. 04

Nano — Digital Money is Here!

Nano — Digital Money is Here!It’s secure, accessible, green and available on the platforms we visit everyday.Nano is evolving alongside the world’s changing attitude towards money and payments. Providing an accessible platform for efficient transactions, Nano can be easily integrated into existing established services, which paves the way for the early adoption of digital currencies.Driven by the desire to create a genuinely scalable cryptocurrency, Nano founder Colin LeMahieu focused on developing the most efficient decentralized transfer of value possible. Launched in 2015 as an already working protocol, Nano has been improved upon extensively throughout 2018 and early 2019, resulting in an ultrafast, fee-less protocol that the developer community has warmly embraced.The lightweight protocol allows integrations to bring true microtransaction capabilities onto the world’s favorite applications. Nano’s ability to be embedded on many different levels across varying social media and communication platforms, products, and games, shows the very first glimpse of the real utility of a pure cryptocurrency. The following highlighted services are all utilizing Nano in different ways, but collectively they offer a teaser at the potential of a digital peer to peer transfer of value. Hopefully they will help you understand its potential and inspire you to interact yourself — the future is brightTwitterAs one of the most active platforms in the world, and a popular hotbed of cryptocurrency discussion, Twitter represents an incredible opportunity to spread the word about the functionality and intuitive nature of Nano.Created in September 2018, The Nano Tip Bot on Twitter (@NanoTipBot) is an outstanding example of Nano integration, allowing users to quickly and easily send and receive Nano tips back and forth on the platform. The Nano Tip Bot (which shares a remarkable likeness to R2D2) was an instant hit in the Nano community and is an original and seamless application of the protocol into an already well-established medium.“I wanted to give a tool to people who could introduce new users to Nano. On Twitter, there are 336 million active users. Anyone of them can now receive a tip without leaving the website, which I think is pretty powerful. Every tip mentions the $NANO cash tag, so anyone searching for it could stumble upon the bot and get some publicity through that as well. And now, anyone can reward or introduce someone to Nano without the hassle of setting up a wallet,” said Andrew Mitchell.The recent addition of a Chrome extension dramatically improves the user experience, making it extremely easy to start tipping and managing your tipbot account. All in all a fantastic addition to an already stellar utilization of the Nano currency.https://medium.com/media/2a5d85d110f313c6e254aaddb16137cf/hrefRedditThe Reddit Nano Tipbot is a recent addition to the Nano ecosystem and it allows any Reddit user to tip Nano across the entirety of the Reddit environment at any time they want!While replying to any comment users can send a !ntip <amount> or !nano_tip <amount> to send Nano to the designated Redditor. Additionally, the Reddit Nano Tipbot (u/nano_tipper) can be tagged in a reply to any user across Reddit if you wish to send Nano to a user on an untracked subreddit.“ Writing this bot for any other currency isn’t close to as easy as it is with Nano,..For Bitcoin, fees are high so you need to make a whole centralized database to handle microtransactions. For other coins, you need to calculate fees and account minimums. For Nano, just send it. Nothing more,” said u/Zily88.Considering the enormity of the platform and its content-focused nature, this tool offers an exciting opportunity for users to start rewarding their favorite content directly!Twitchhttps://medium.com/media/cb709c80842619092e4972ff08aa6d72/hrefThe ability to tip your favorite streamers on Twitch started back in February of 2018. Nano, integrated with Streamlabs, allows fans to tip their favorite streamers via the Brainblocks payment processor. Tying your streamer account with the Nano tip system is a breeze — just go to https://nanotwit.ch/ and follow the instructions!Nano Gaminghttps://medium.com/media/07f05a170e99aeff996cf219679949a5/hrefLarge and ambitious strides have been made in recent months by the teams behind ‘NanoQuake’ and ‘Player Killers Exchange.’ Showcasing the seamless nature of Nano microtransaction integration, both games have integrated light wallets and Nano reward structures into their base games!NanoQuake, the playable proof-of-concept created by James Coxon, integrates Nano into the old gamers’ favorite ‘Quake 2’. The team over at The Nano Center continues to update and upgrade the game client, refining the implementation and performing crucial development work for the future of gaming integrations.“Everyone talks about microtransactions as a theory, but Nano Quake shows this in action. We’ve had some other folks that have popped in the channel asking about how to integrate into their favorite games, and that is really exciting to me!,” said Andrew Mitchell.Users can download the most recent build on GitHub. Have any questions? Come stop by the Nano Center Discord. The friendly users there will quickly get you up to speed in how you can partake in the fun!https://medium.com/media/97c10206f7a5e0ab5e1d36fab30e48b5/hrefFollowing the exposure of NanoQuake, other game developers have begun using the Nano protocol to integrate microtransactions into games of their own. One such example is a new game, Player Killers Exchange. PKE is a free online game with a Nano integrated light wallet and microtransaction system, gamers can eliminate NPCs (nonplayer characters) for weapons and upgrades as well as a small percentage of the game’s Nano faucet supply. No Nano deposits are necessary, but you have the option to bid Nano at the start of the game for increased starting lives, gear, and the ability to retain your inventory upon death. PKE gives the Nano community another flawless integration of Nano within a working game and yet another fun way to win some free Nano!DiscordThe Nano Discord tip bot was developed in 2017 to allow all Discord users to easily send and receive Nano tips on the popular communications platform. Continually evolving to give the community more commands and options when tipping, the Discord tip bot has been a mainstay within the Discord community since creation. If you haven’t interacted with it before, send Nano-Tip-Bot #5753 the message “!help” and it will start up your journey of Nano Discord tipping!The ease of integrating Nano microtransactions into services has become an open secret and the numbers of exciting projects are growing all the time. The goal of being a simple, light, and efficient cryptocurrency remains the focus of the Nano Foundation, and we are inspired by the brilliantly innovative developers solving real-world problems with the Nano protocol.We want to thank all the developers from around the world that comprise the Nano community, we are proud to share this journey with such enthusiastic and talented visionaries.Nano — Digital Money is Here! was originally published in Nano on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.

Nano

19. 03. 02

Nano — Digital Money is Here!

Nano — Digital Money is Here!It’s secure, accessible, green and available on the platforms we visit everyday.Nano is evolving alongside the world’s changing attitude towards money and payments. Providing an accessible platform for efficient transactions, Nano can be easily integrated into existing established services, which paves the way for the early adoption of digital currencies.Driven by the desire to create a genuinely scalable cryptocurrency, Nano founder Colin LeMahieu focused on developing the most efficient decentralized transfer of value possible. Launched in 2015 as an already working protocol, Nano has been improved upon extensively throughout 2018 and early 2019, resulting in an ultrafast, fee-less protocol that the developer community has warmly embraced.The lightweight protocol allows integrations to bring true microtransaction capabilities onto the world’s favorite applications. Nano’s ability to be embedded on many different levels across varying social media and communication platforms, products, and games, shows the very first glimpse of the real utility of a pure cryptocurrency. The following highlighted services are all utilizing Nano in different ways, but collectively they offer a teaser at the potential of a digital peer to peer transfer of value. Hopefully they will help you understand its potential and inspire you to interact yourself — the future is brightTwitterAs one of the most active platforms in the world, and a popular hotbed of cryptocurrency discussion, Twitter represents an incredible opportunity to spread the word about the functionality and intuitive nature of Nano.Created in September 2018, The Nano Tip Bot on Twitter (@NanoTipBot) is an outstanding example of Nano integration, allowing users to quickly and easily send and receive Nano tips back and forth on the platform. The Nano Tip Bot (which shares a remarkable likeness to R2D2) was an instant hit in the Nano community and is an original and seamless application of the protocol into an already well-established medium.“I wanted to give a tool to people who could introduce new users to Nano. On Twitter, there are 336 million active users. Anyone of them can now receive a tip without leaving the website, which I think is pretty powerful. Every tip mentions the $NANO cash tag, so anyone searching for it could stumble upon the bot and get some publicity through that as well. And now, anyone can reward or introduce someone to Nano without the hassle of setting up a wallet,” said Andrew Mitchell.The recent addition of a Chrome extension dramatically improves the user experience, making it extremely easy to start tipping and managing your tipbot account. All in all a fantastic addition to an already stellar utilization of the Nano currency.https://medium.com/media/2a5d85d110f313c6e254aaddb16137cf/hrefRedditThe Reddit Nano Tipbot is a recent addition to the Nano ecosystem and it allows any Reddit user to tip Nano across the entirety of the Reddit environment at any time they want!While replying to any comment users can send a !ntip <amount> or !nano_tip <amount> to send Nano to the designated Redditor. Additionally, the Reddit Nano Tipbot (u/nano_tipper) can be tagged in a reply to any user across Reddit if you wish to send Nano to a user on an untracked subreddit.“ Writing this bot for any other currency isn’t close to as easy as it is with Nano,..For Bitcoin, fees are high so you need to make a whole centralized database to handle microtransactions. For other coins, you need to calculate fees and account minimums. For Nano, just send it. Nothing more,” said u/Zily88.Considering the enormity of the platform and its content-focused nature, this tool offers an exciting opportunity for users to start rewarding their favorite content directly!Twitchhttps://medium.com/media/cb709c80842619092e4972ff08aa6d72/hrefThe ability to tip your favorite streamers on Twitch started back in February of 2018. Nano, integrated with Streamlabs, allows fans to tip their favorite streamers via the Brainblocks payment processor. Tying your streamer account with the Nano tip system is a breeze — just go to https://nanotwit.ch/ and follow the instructions!Nano Gaminghttps://medium.com/media/07f05a170e99aeff996cf219679949a5/hrefLarge and ambitious strides have been made in recent months by the teams behind ‘NanoQuake’ and ‘Player Killers Exchange.’ Showcasing the seamless nature of Nano microtransaction integration, both games have integrated light wallets and Nano reward structures into their base games!NanoQuake, the playable proof-of-concept created by James Coxon, integrates Nano into the old gamers’ favorite ‘Quake 2’. The team over at The Nano Center continues to update and upgrade the game client, refining the implementation and performing crucial development work for the future of gaming integrations.“Everyone talks about microtransactions as a theory, but Nano Quake shows this in action. We’ve had some other folks that have popped in the channel asking about how to integrate into their favorite games, and that is really exciting to me!,” said Andrew Mitchell.Users can download the most recent build on GitHub. Have any questions? Come stop by the Nano Center Discord. The friendly users there will quickly get you up to speed in how you can partake in the fun!https://medium.com/media/97c10206f7a5e0ab5e1d36fab30e48b5/hrefFollowing the exposure of NanoQuake, other game developers have begun using the Nano protocol to integrate microtransactions into games of their own. One such example is a new game, Player Killers Exchange. PKE is a free online game with a Nano integrated light wallet and microtransaction system, gamers can eliminate NPCs (nonplayer characters) for weapons and upgrades as well as a small percentage of the game’s Nano faucet supply. No Nano deposits are necessary, but you have the option to bid Nano at the start of the game for increased starting lives, gear, and the ability to retain your inventory upon death. PKE gives the Nano community another flawless integration of Nano within a working game and yet another fun way to win some free Nano!DiscordThe Nano Discord tip bot was developed in 2017 to allow all Discord users to easily send and receive Nano tips on the popular communications platform. Continually evolving to give the community more commands and options when tipping, the Discord tip bot has been a mainstay within the Discord community since creation. If you haven’t interacted with it before, send Nano-Tip-Bot #5753 the message “!help” and it will start up your journey of Nano Discord tipping!The ease of integrating Nano microtransactions into services has become an open secret and the numbers of exciting projects are growing all the time. The goal of being a simple, light, and efficient cryptocurrency remains the focus of the Nano Foundation, and we are inspired by the brilliantly innovative developers solving real-world problems with the Nano protocol.We want to thank all the developers from around the world that comprise the Nano community, we are proud to share this journey with such enthusiastic and talented visionaries.Nano — Digital Money is Here! was originally published in Nano on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.

Nano

19. 03. 02

Nano — Digital Money is Here!

Nano — Digital Money is Here!It’s secure, accessible, green and available on the platforms we visit everyday.Nano is evolving alongside the world’s changing attitude towards money and payments. Providing an accessible platform for efficient transactions, Nano can be easily integrated into existing established services, which paves the way for the early adoption of digital currencies.Driven by the desire to create a genuinely scalable cryptocurrency, Nano founder Colin LeMahieu focused on developing the most efficient decentralized transfer of value possible. Launched in 2015 as an already working protocol, Nano has been improved upon extensively throughout 2018 and early 2019, resulting in an ultrafast, fee-less protocol that the developer community has warmly embraced.The lightweight protocol allows integrations to bring true microtransaction capabilities onto the world’s favorite applications. Nano’s ability to be embedded on many different levels across varying social media and communication platforms, products, and games, shows the very first glimpse of the real utility of a pure cryptocurrency. The following highlighted services are all utilizing Nano in different ways, but collectively they offer a teaser at the potential of a digital peer to peer transfer of value. Hopefully they will help you understand its potential and inspire you to interact yourself — the future is brightTwitterAs one of the most active platforms in the world, and a popular hotbed of cryptocurrency discussion, Twitter represents an incredible opportunity to spread the word about the functionality and intuitive nature of Nano.Created in September 2018, The Nano Tip Bot on Twitter (@NanoTipBot) is an outstanding example of Nano integration, allowing users to quickly and easily send and receive Nano tips back and forth on the platform. The Nano Tip Bot (which shares a remarkable likeness to R2D2) was an instant hit in the Nano community and is an original and seamless application of the protocol into an already well-established medium.“I wanted to give a tool to people who could introduce new users to Nano. On Twitter, there are 336 million active users. Anyone of them can now receive a tip without leaving the website, which I think is pretty powerful. Every tip mentions the $NANO cash tag, so anyone searching for it could stumble upon the bot and get some publicity through that as well. And now, anyone can reward or introduce someone to Nano without the hassle of setting up a wallet,” said Andrew Mitchell.The recent addition of a Chrome extension dramatically improves the user experience, making it extremely easy to start tipping and managing your tipbot account. All in all a fantastic addition to an already stellar utilization of the Nano currency.https://medium.com/media/2a5d85d110f313c6e254aaddb16137cf/hrefRedditThe Reddit Nano Tipbot is a recent addition to the Nano ecosystem and it allows any Reddit user to tip Nano across the entirety of the Reddit environment at any time they want!While replying to any comment users can send a !ntip <amount> or !nano_tip <amount> to send Nano to the designated Redditor. Additionally, the Reddit Nano Tipbot (u/nano_tipper) can be tagged in a reply to any user across Reddit if you wish to send Nano to a user on an untracked subreddit.“ Writing this bot for any other currency isn’t close to as easy as it is with Nano,..For Bitcoin, fees are high so you need to make a whole centralized database to handle microtransactions. For other coins, you need to calculate fees and account minimums. For Nano, just send it. Nothing more,” said u/Zily88.Considering the enormity of the platform and its content-focused nature, this tool offers an exciting opportunity for users to start rewarding their favorite content directly!Twitchhttps://medium.com/media/cb709c80842619092e4972ff08aa6d72/hrefThe ability to tip your favorite streamers on Twitch started back in February of 2018. Nano, integrated with Streamlabs, allows fans to tip their favorite streamers via the Brainblocks payment processor. Tying your streamer account with the Nano tip system is a breeze — just go to https://nanotwit.ch/ and follow the instructions!Nano Gaminghttps://medium.com/media/07f05a170e99aeff996cf219679949a5/hrefLarge and ambitious strides have been made in recent months by the teams behind ‘NanoQuake’ and ‘Player Killers Exchange.’ Showcasing the seamless nature of Nano microtransaction integration, both games have integrated light wallets and Nano reward structures into their base games!NanoQuake, the playable proof-of-concept created by James Coxon, integrates Nano into the old gamers’ favorite ‘Quake 2’. The team over at The Nano Center continues to update and upgrade the game client, refining the implementation and performing crucial development work for the future of gaming integrations.“Everyone talks about microtransactions as a theory, but Nano Quake shows this in action. We’ve had some other folks that have popped in the channel asking about how to integrate into their favorite games, and that is really exciting to me!,” said Andrew Mitchell.Users can download the most recent build on GitHub. Have any questions? Come stop by the Nano Center Discord. The friendly users there will quickly get you up to speed in how you can partake in the fun!https://medium.com/media/97c10206f7a5e0ab5e1d36fab30e48b5/hrefFollowing the exposure of NanoQuake, other game developers have begun using the Nano protocol to integrate microtransactions into games of their own. One such example is a new game, Player Killers Exchange. PKE is a free online game with a Nano integrated light wallet and microtransaction system, gamers can eliminate NPCs (nonplayer characters) for weapons and upgrades as well as a small percentage of the game’s Nano faucet supply. No Nano deposits are necessary, but you have the option to bid Nano at the start of the game for increased starting lives, gear, and the ability to retain your inventory upon death. PKE gives the Nano community another flawless integration of Nano within a working game and yet another fun way to win some free Nano!DiscordThe Nano Discord tip bot was developed in 2017 to allow all Discord users to easily send and receive Nano tips on the popular communications platform. Continually evolving to give the community more commands and options when tipping, the Discord tip bot has been a mainstay within the Discord community since creation. If you haven’t interacted with it before, send Nano-Tip-Bot #5753 the message “!help” and it will start up your journey of Nano Discord tipping!The ease of integrating Nano microtransactions into services has become an open secret and the numbers of exciting projects are growing all the time. The goal of being a simple, light, and efficient cryptocurrency remains the focus of the Nano Foundation, and we are inspired by the brilliantly innovative developers solving real-world problems with the Nano protocol.We want to thank all the developers from around the world that comprise the Nano community, we are proud to share this journey with such enthusiastic and talented visionaries.Nano — Digital Money is Here! was originally published in Nano on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.

Nano

19. 03. 02

Nano — Digital Money is Here!

Nano — Digital Money is Here!It’s secure, accessible, green and available on the platforms we visit everyday.Nano is evolving alongside the world’s changing attitude towards money and payments. Providing an accessible platform for efficient transactions, Nano can be easily integrated into existing established services, which paves the way for the early adoption of digital currencies.Driven by the desire to create a genuinely scalable cryptocurrency, Nano founder Colin LeMahieu focused on developing the most efficient decentralized transfer of value possible. Launched in 2015 as an already working protocol, Nano has been improved upon extensively throughout 2018 and early 2019, resulting in an ultrafast, fee-less protocol that the developer community has warmly embraced.The lightweight protocol allows integrations to bring true microtransaction capabilities onto the world’s favorite applications. Nano’s ability to be embedded on many different levels across varying social media and communication platforms, products, and games, shows the very first glimpse of the real utility of a pure cryptocurrency. The following highlighted services are all utilizing Nano in different ways, but collectively they offer a teaser at the potential of a digital peer to peer transfer of value. Hopefully they will help you understand its potential and inspire you to interact yourself — the future is brightTwitterAs one of the most active platforms in the world, and a popular hotbed of cryptocurrency discussion, Twitter represents an incredible opportunity to spread the word about the functionality and intuitive nature of Nano.Created in September 2018, The Nano Tip Bot on Twitter (@NanoTipBot) is an outstanding example of Nano integration, allowing users to quickly and easily send and receive Nano tips back and forth on the platform. The Nano Tip Bot (which shares a remarkable likeness to R2D2) was an instant hit in the Nano community and is an original and seamless application of the protocol into an already well-established medium.“I wanted to give a tool to people who could introduce new users to Nano. On Twitter, there are 336 million active users. Anyone of them can now receive a tip without leaving the website, which I think is pretty powerful. Every tip mentions the $NANO cash tag, so anyone searching for it could stumble upon the bot and get some publicity through that as well. And now, anyone can reward or introduce someone to Nano without the hassle of setting up a wallet,” said Andrew Mitchell.The recent addition of a Chrome extension dramatically improves the user experience, making it extremely easy to start tipping and managing your tipbot account. All in all a fantastic addition to an already stellar utilization of the Nano currency.https://medium.com/media/2a5d85d110f313c6e254aaddb16137cf/hrefRedditThe Reddit Nano Tipbot is a recent addition to the Nano ecosystem and it allows any Reddit user to tip Nano across the entirety of the Reddit environment at any time they want!While replying to any comment users can send a !ntip <amount> or !nano_tip <amount> to send Nano to the designated Redditor. Additionally, the Reddit Nano Tipbot (u/nano_tipper) can be tagged in a reply to any user across Reddit if you wish to send Nano to a user on an untracked subreddit.“ Writing this bot for any other currency isn’t close to as easy as it is with Nano,..For Bitcoin, fees are high so you need to make a whole centralized database to handle microtransactions. For other coins, you need to calculate fees and account minimums. For Nano, just send it. Nothing more,” said u/Zily88.Considering the enormity of the platform and its content-focused nature, this tool offers an exciting opportunity for users to start rewarding their favorite content directly!Twitchhttps://medium.com/media/cb709c80842619092e4972ff08aa6d72/hrefThe ability to tip your favorite streamers on Twitch started back in February of 2018. Nano, integrated with Streamlabs, allows fans to tip their favorite streamers via the Brainblocks payment processor. Tying your streamer account with the Nano tip system is a breeze — just go to https://nanotwit.ch/ and follow the instructions!Nano Gaminghttps://medium.com/media/07f05a170e99aeff996cf219679949a5/hrefLarge and ambitious strides have been made in recent months by the teams behind ‘NanoQuake’ and ‘Player Killers Exchange.’ Showcasing the seamless nature of Nano microtransaction integration, both games have integrated light wallets and Nano reward structures into their base games!NanoQuake, the playable proof-of-concept created by James Coxon, integrates Nano into the old gamers’ favorite ‘Quake 2’. The team over at The Nano Center continues to update and upgrade the game client, refining the implementation and performing crucial development work for the future of gaming integrations.“Everyone talks about microtransactions as a theory, but Nano Quake shows this in action. We’ve had some other folks that have popped in the channel asking about how to integrate into their favorite games, and that is really exciting to me!,” said Andrew Mitchell.Users can download the most recent build on GitHub. Have any questions? Come stop by the Nano Center Discord. The friendly users there will quickly get you up to speed in how you can partake in the fun!https://medium.com/media/97c10206f7a5e0ab5e1d36fab30e48b5/hrefFollowing the exposure of NanoQuake, other game developers have begun using the Nano protocol to integrate microtransactions into games of their own. One such example is a new game, Player Killers Exchange. PKE is a free online game with a Nano integrated light wallet and microtransaction system, gamers can eliminate NPCs (nonplayer characters) for weapons and upgrades as well as a small percentage of the game’s Nano faucet supply. No Nano deposits are necessary, but you have the option to bid Nano at the start of the game for increased starting lives, gear, and the ability to retain your inventory upon death. PKE gives the Nano community another flawless integration of Nano within a working game and yet another fun way to win some free Nano!DiscordThe Nano Discord tip bot was developed in 2017 to allow all Discord users to easily send and receive Nano tips on the popular communications platform. Continually evolving to give the community more commands and options when tipping, the Discord tip bot has been a mainstay within the Discord community since creation. If you haven’t interacted with it before, send Nano-Tip-Bot #5753 the message “!help” and it will start up your journey of Nano Discord tipping!The ease of integrating Nano microtransactions into services has become an open secret and the numbers of exciting projects are growing all the time. The goal of being a simple, light, and efficient cryptocurrency remains the focus of the Nano Foundation, and we are inspired by the brilliantly innovative developers solving real-world problems with the Nano protocol.We want to thank all the developers from around the world that comprise the Nano community, we are proud to share this journey with such enthusiastic and talented visionaries.Nano — Digital Money is Here! was originally published in Nano on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.

Nano

19. 03. 02

Nano — Digital Money is Here!

Nano — Digital Money is Here!It’s secure, accessible, green and available on the platforms we visit everyday.Nano is evolving alongside the world’s changing attitude towards money and payments. Providing an accessible platform for efficient transactions, Nano can be easily integrated into existing established services, which paves the way for the early adoption of digital currencies.Driven by the desire to create a genuinely scalable cryptocurrency, Nano founder Colin LeMahieu focused on developing the most efficient decentralized transfer of value possible. Launched in 2015 as an already working protocol, Nano has been improved upon extensively throughout 2018 and early 2019, resulting in an ultrafast, fee-less protocol that the developer community has warmly embraced.The lightweight protocol allows integrations to bring true microtransaction capabilities onto the world’s favorite applications. Nano’s ability to be embedded on many different levels across varying social media and communication platforms, products, and games, shows the very first glimpse of the real utility of a pure cryptocurrency. The following highlighted services are all utilizing Nano in different ways, but collectively they offer a teaser at the potential of a digital peer to peer transfer of value. Hopefully they will help you understand its potential and inspire you to interact yourself — the future is brightTwitterAs one of the most active platforms in the world, and a popular hotbed of cryptocurrency discussion, Twitter represents an incredible opportunity to spread the word about the functionality and intuitive nature of Nano.Created in September 2018, The Nano Tip Bot on Twitter (@NanoTipBot) is an outstanding example of Nano integration, allowing users to quickly and easily send and receive Nano tips back and forth on the platform. The Nano Tip Bot (which shares a remarkable likeness to R2D2) was an instant hit in the Nano community and is an original and seamless application of the protocol into an already well-established medium.“I wanted to give a tool to people who could introduce new users to Nano. On Twitter, there are 336 million active users. Anyone of them can now receive a tip without leaving the website, which I think is pretty powerful. Every tip mentions the $NANO cash tag, so anyone searching for it could stumble upon the bot and get some publicity through that as well. And now, anyone can reward or introduce someone to Nano without the hassle of setting up a wallet,” said Andrew Mitchell.The recent addition of a Chrome extension dramatically improves the user experience, making it extremely easy to start tipping and managing your tipbot account. All in all a fantastic addition to an already stellar utilization of the Nano currency.https://medium.com/media/2a5d85d110f313c6e254aaddb16137cf/hrefRedditThe Reddit Nano Tipbot is a recent addition to the Nano ecosystem and it allows any Reddit user to tip Nano across the entirety of the Reddit environment at any time they want!While replying to any comment users can send a !ntip <amount> or !nano_tip <amount> to send Nano to the designated Redditor. Additionally, the Reddit Nano Tipbot (u/nano_tipper) can be tagged in a reply to any user across Reddit if you wish to send Nano to a user on an untracked subreddit.“ Writing this bot for any other currency isn’t close to as easy as it is with Nano,..For Bitcoin, fees are high so you need to make a whole centralized database to handle microtransactions. For other coins, you need to calculate fees and account minimums. For Nano, just send it. Nothing more,” said u/Zily88.Considering the enormity of the platform and its content-focused nature, this tool offers an exciting opportunity for users to start rewarding their favorite content directly!Twitchhttps://medium.com/media/cb709c80842619092e4972ff08aa6d72/hrefThe ability to tip your favorite streamers on Twitch started back in February of 2018. Nano, integrated with Streamlabs, allows fans to tip their favorite streamers via the Brainblocks payment processor. Tying your streamer account with the Nano tip system is a breeze — just go to https://nanotwit.ch/ and follow the instructions!Nano Gaminghttps://medium.com/media/07f05a170e99aeff996cf219679949a5/hrefLarge and ambitious strides have been made in recent months by the teams behind ‘NanoQuake’ and ‘Player Killers Exchange.’ Showcasing the seamless nature of Nano microtransaction integration, both games have integrated light wallets and Nano reward structures into their base games!NanoQuake, the playable proof-of-concept created by James Coxon, integrates Nano into the old gamers’ favorite ‘Quake 2’. The team over at The Nano Center continues to update and upgrade the game client, refining the implementation and performing crucial development work for the future of gaming integrations.“Everyone talks about microtransactions as a theory, but Nano Quake shows this in action. We’ve had some other folks that have popped in the channel asking about how to integrate into their favorite games, and that is really exciting to me!,” said Andrew Mitchell.Users can download the most recent build on GitHub. Have any questions? Come stop by the Nano Center Discord. The friendly users there will quickly get you up to speed in how you can partake in the fun!https://medium.com/media/97c10206f7a5e0ab5e1d36fab30e48b5/hrefFollowing the exposure of NanoQuake, other game developers have begun using the Nano protocol to integrate microtransactions into games of their own. One such example is a new game, Player Killers Exchange. PKE is a free online game with a Nano integrated light wallet and microtransaction system, gamers can eliminate NPCs (nonplayer characters) for weapons and upgrades as well as a small percentage of the game’s Nano faucet supply. No Nano deposits are necessary, but you have the option to bid Nano at the start of the game for increased starting lives, gear, and the ability to retain your inventory upon death. PKE gives the Nano community another flawless integration of Nano within a working game and yet another fun way to win some free Nano!DiscordThe Nano Discord tip bot was developed in 2017 to allow all Discord users to easily send and receive Nano tips on the popular communications platform. Continually evolving to give the community more commands and options when tipping, the Discord tip bot has been a mainstay within the Discord community since creation. If you haven’t interacted with it before, send Nano-Tip-Bot #5753 the message “!help” and it will start up your journey of Nano Discord tipping!The ease of integrating Nano microtransactions into services has become an open secret and the numbers of exciting projects are growing all the time. The goal of being a simple, light, and efficient cryptocurrency remains the focus of the Nano Foundation, and we are inspired by the brilliantly innovative developers solving real-world problems with the Nano protocol.We want to thank all the developers from around the world that comprise the Nano community, we are proud to share this journey with such enthusiastic and talented visionaries.Nano — Digital Money is Here! was originally published in Nano on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.

Nano

19. 03. 02

Nano — Digital Money is Here!

Nano — Digital Money is Here!It’s secure, accessible, green and available on the platforms we visit everyday.Nano is evolving alongside the world’s changing attitude towards money and payments. Providing an accessible platform for efficient transactions, Nano can be easily integrated into existing established services, which paves the way for the early adoption of digital currencies.Driven by the desire to create a genuinely scalable cryptocurrency, Nano founder Colin LeMahieu focused on developing the most efficient decentralized transfer of value possible. Launched in 2015 as an already working protocol, Nano has been improved upon extensively throughout 2018 and early 2019, resulting in an ultrafast, fee-less protocol that the developer community has warmly embraced.The lightweight protocol allows integrations to bring true microtransaction capabilities onto the world’s favorite applications. Nano’s ability to be embedded on many different levels across varying social media and communication platforms, products, and games, shows the very first glimpse of the real utility of a pure cryptocurrency. The following highlighted services are all utilizing Nano in different ways, but collectively they offer a teaser at the potential of a digital peer to peer transfer of value. Hopefully they will help you understand its potential and inspire you to interact yourself — the future is brightTwitterAs one of the most active platforms in the world, and a popular hotbed of cryptocurrency discussion, Twitter represents an incredible opportunity to spread the word about the functionality and intuitive nature of Nano.Created in September 2018, The Nano Tip Bot on Twitter (@NanoTipBot) is an outstanding example of Nano integration, allowing users to quickly and easily send and receive Nano tips back and forth on the platform. The Nano Tip Bot (which shares a remarkable likeness to R2D2) was an instant hit in the Nano community and is an original and seamless application of the protocol into an already well-established medium.“I wanted to give a tool to people who could introduce new users to Nano. On Twitter, there are 336 million active users. Anyone of them can now receive a tip without leaving the website, which I think is pretty powerful. Every tip mentions the $NANO cash tag, so anyone searching for it could stumble upon the bot and get some publicity through that as well. And now, anyone can reward or introduce someone to Nano without the hassle of setting up a wallet,” said Andrew Mitchell.The recent addition of a Chrome extension dramatically improves the user experience, making it extremely easy to start tipping and managing your tipbot account. All in all a fantastic addition to an already stellar utilization of the Nano currency.https://medium.com/media/2a5d85d110f313c6e254aaddb16137cf/hrefRedditThe Reddit Nano Tipbot is a recent addition to the Nano ecosystem and it allows any Reddit user to tip Nano across the entirety of the Reddit environment at any time they want!While replying to any comment users can send a !ntip <amount> or !nano_tip <amount> to send Nano to the designated Redditor. Additionally, the Reddit Nano Tipbot (u/nano_tipper) can be tagged in a reply to any user across Reddit if you wish to send Nano to a user on an untracked subreddit.“ Writing this bot for any other currency isn’t close to as easy as it is with Nano,..For Bitcoin, fees are high so you need to make a whole centralized database to handle microtransactions. For other coins, you need to calculate fees and account minimums. For Nano, just send it. Nothing more,” said u/Zily88.Considering the enormity of the platform and its content-focused nature, this tool offers an exciting opportunity for users to start rewarding their favorite content directly!Twitchhttps://medium.com/media/cb709c80842619092e4972ff08aa6d72/hrefThe ability to tip your favorite streamers on Twitch started back in February of 2018. Nano, integrated with Streamlabs, allows fans to tip their favorite streamers via the Brainblocks payment processor. Tying your streamer account with the Nano tip system is a breeze — just go to https://nanotwit.ch/ and follow the instructions!Nano Gaminghttps://medium.com/media/07f05a170e99aeff996cf219679949a5/hrefLarge and ambitious strides have been made in recent months by the teams behind ‘NanoQuake’ and ‘Player Killers Exchange.’ Showcasing the seamless nature of Nano microtransaction integration, both games have integrated light wallets and Nano reward structures into their base games!NanoQuake, the playable proof-of-concept created by James Coxon, integrates Nano into the old gamers’ favorite ‘Quake 2’. The team over at The Nano Center continues to update and upgrade the game client, refining the implementation and performing crucial development work for the future of gaming integrations.“Everyone talks about microtransactions as a theory, but Nano Quake shows this in action. We’ve had some other folks that have popped in the channel asking about how to integrate into their favorite games, and that is really exciting to me!,” said Andrew Mitchell.Users can download the most recent build on GitHub. Have any questions? Come stop by the Nano Center Discord. The friendly users there will quickly get you up to speed in how you can partake in the fun!https://medium.com/media/97c10206f7a5e0ab5e1d36fab30e48b5/hrefFollowing the exposure of NanoQuake, other game developers have begun using the Nano protocol to integrate microtransactions into games of their own. One such example is a new game, Player Killers Exchange. PKE is a free online game with a Nano integrated light wallet and microtransaction system, gamers can eliminate NPCs (nonplayer characters) for weapons and upgrades as well as a small percentage of the game’s Nano faucet supply. No Nano deposits are necessary, but you have the option to bid Nano at the start of the game for increased starting lives, gear, and the ability to retain your inventory upon death. PKE gives the Nano community another flawless integration of Nano within a working game and yet another fun way to win some free Nano!DiscordThe Nano Discord tip bot was developed in 2017 to allow all Discord users to easily send and receive Nano tips on the popular communications platform. Continually evolving to give the community more commands and options when tipping, the Discord tip bot has been a mainstay within the Discord community since creation. If you haven’t interacted with it before, send Nano-Tip-Bot #5753 the message “!help” and it will start up your journey of Nano Discord tipping!The ease of integrating Nano microtransactions into services has become an open secret and the numbers of exciting projects are growing all the time. The goal of being a simple, light, and efficient cryptocurrency remains the focus of the Nano Foundation, and we are inspired by the brilliantly innovative developers solving real-world problems with the Nano protocol.We want to thank all the developers from around the world that comprise the Nano community, we are proud to share this journey with such enthusiastic and talented visionaries.Nano — Digital Money is Here! was originally published in Nano on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.

Nano

19. 03. 02

Nano — Digital Money is Here!

Nano — Digital Money is Here!It’s secure, accessible, green and available on the platforms we visit everyday.Nano is evolving alongside the world’s changing attitude towards money and payments. Providing an accessible platform for efficient transactions, Nano can be easily integrated into existing established services, which paves the way for the early adoption of digital currencies.Driven by the desire to create a genuinely scalable cryptocurrency, Nano founder Colin LeMahieu focused on developing the most efficient decentralized transfer of value possible. Launched in 2015 as an already working protocol, Nano has been improved upon extensively throughout 2018 and early 2019, resulting in an ultrafast, fee-less protocol that the developer community has warmly embraced.The lightweight protocol allows integrations to bring true microtransaction capabilities onto the world’s favorite applications. Nano’s ability to be embedded on many different levels across varying social media and communication platforms, products, and games, shows the very first glimpse of the real utility of a pure cryptocurrency. The following highlighted services are all utilizing Nano in different ways, but collectively they offer a teaser at the potential of a digital peer to peer transfer of value. Hopefully they will help you understand its potential and inspire you to interact yourself — the future is brightTwitterAs one of the most active platforms in the world, and a popular hotbed of cryptocurrency discussion, Twitter represents an incredible opportunity to spread the word about the functionality and intuitive nature of Nano.Created in September 2018, The Nano Tip Bot on Twitter (@NanoTipBot) is an outstanding example of Nano integration, allowing users to quickly and easily send and receive Nano tips back and forth on the platform. The Nano Tip Bot (which shares a remarkable likeness to R2D2) was an instant hit in the Nano community and is an original and seamless application of the protocol into an already well-established medium.“I wanted to give a tool to people who could introduce new users to Nano. On Twitter, there are 336 million active users. Anyone of them can now receive a tip without leaving the website, which I think is pretty powerful. Every tip mentions the $NANO cash tag, so anyone searching for it could stumble upon the bot and get some publicity through that as well. And now, anyone can reward or introduce someone to Nano without the hassle of setting up a wallet,” said Andrew Mitchell.The recent addition of a Chrome extension dramatically improves the user experience, making it extremely easy to start tipping and managing your tipbot account. All in all a fantastic addition to an already stellar utilization of the Nano currency.https://medium.com/media/2a5d85d110f313c6e254aaddb16137cf/hrefRedditThe Reddit Nano Tipbot is a recent addition to the Nano ecosystem and it allows any Reddit user to tip Nano across the entirety of the Reddit environment at any time they want!While replying to any comment users can send a !ntip <amount> or !nano_tip <amount> to send Nano to the designated Redditor. Additionally, the Reddit Nano Tipbot (u/nano_tipper) can be tagged in a reply to any user across Reddit if you wish to send Nano to a user on an untracked subreddit.“ Writing this bot for any other currency isn’t close to as easy as it is with Nano,..For Bitcoin, fees are high so you need to make a whole centralized database to handle microtransactions. For other coins, you need to calculate fees and account minimums. For Nano, just send it. Nothing more,” said u/Zily88.Considering the enormity of the platform and its content-focused nature, this tool offers an exciting opportunity for users to start rewarding their favorite content directly!Twitchhttps://medium.com/media/cb709c80842619092e4972ff08aa6d72/hrefThe ability to tip your favorite streamers on Twitch started back in February of 2018. Nano, integrated with Streamlabs, allows fans to tip their favorite streamers via the Brainblocks payment processor. Tying your streamer account with the Nano tip system is a breeze — just go to https://nanotwit.ch/ and follow the instructions!Nano Gaminghttps://medium.com/media/07f05a170e99aeff996cf219679949a5/hrefLarge and ambitious strides have been made in recent months by the teams behind ‘NanoQuake’ and ‘Player Killers Exchange.’ Showcasing the seamless nature of Nano microtransaction integration, both games have integrated light wallets and Nano reward structures into their base games!NanoQuake, the playable proof-of-concept created by James Coxon, integrates Nano into the old gamers’ favorite ‘Quake 2’. The team over at The Nano Center continues to update and upgrade the game client, refining the implementation and performing crucial development work for the future of gaming integrations.“Everyone talks about microtransactions as a theory, but Nano Quake shows this in action. We’ve had some other folks that have popped in the channel asking about how to integrate into their favorite games, and that is really exciting to me!,” said Andrew Mitchell.Users can download the most recent build on GitHub. Have any questions? Come stop by the Nano Center Discord. The friendly users there will quickly get you up to speed in how you can partake in the fun!https://medium.com/media/97c10206f7a5e0ab5e1d36fab30e48b5/hrefFollowing the exposure of NanoQuake, other game developers have begun using the Nano protocol to integrate microtransactions into games of their own. One such example is a new game, Player Killers Exchange. PKE is a free online game with a Nano integrated light wallet and microtransaction system, gamers can eliminate NPCs (nonplayer characters) for weapons and upgrades as well as a small percentage of the game’s Nano faucet supply. No Nano deposits are necessary, but you have the option to bid Nano at the start of the game for increased starting lives, gear, and the ability to retain your inventory upon death. PKE gives the Nano community another flawless integration of Nano within a working game and yet another fun way to win some free Nano!DiscordThe Nano Discord tip bot was developed in 2017 to allow all Discord users to easily send and receive Nano tips on the popular communications platform. Continually evolving to give the community more commands and options when tipping, the Discord tip bot has been a mainstay within the Discord community since creation. If you haven’t interacted with it before, send Nano-Tip-Bot #5753 the message “!help” and it will start up your journey of Nano Discord tipping!The ease of integrating Nano microtransactions into services has become an open secret and the numbers of exciting projects are growing all the time. The goal of being a simple, light, and efficient cryptocurrency remains the focus of the Nano Foundation, and we are inspired by the brilliantly innovative developers solving real-world problems with the Nano protocol.We want to thank all the developers from around the world that comprise the Nano community, we are proud to share this journey with such enthusiastic and talented visionaries.Nano — Digital Money is Here! was originally published in Nano on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.

Nano

19. 03. 02

Nano Foundation Community T...

We welcome another CM to the team!Here at the Nano Foundation we always aim to provide the Nano community with the best experience possible and believe this starts by having a dedicated and capable community management team. As the Nano ecosystem evolves we look to keep pace, so we are pleased to announce our newest Community Manager — welcome to the team Brian White!The Nano community continues to show great collaboration and creation at the grassroots level, and this impressive momentum is due to the enthusiasm of contributors from all walks of life and backgrounds. Those who take the initiative to improve something or bring people together to facilitate more collaboration are the driving force in our community, and we are proud to share this journey with them.This describes Brian’s contributions as Lead Ambassador for The Nano Center perfectly — he has been a significant factor in the success and awareness of multiple projects within the Nano ecosystem.As Brian shifts some of his focus toward the Nano community as a whole, the grassroots efforts at The Nano Center will need more people helping to facilitate growth, assist with proposal reviews and work with project coordinators to get their messages out. If you would like to take some initiative and play a role in the future of The Nano Center, then make your way over and introduce yourself.Nano Foundation Community Team Continues to Grow was originally published in Nano on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.

Nano

19. 02. 26

Nano Foundation Community T...

We welcome another CM to the team!Here at the Nano Foundation we always aim to provide the Nano community with the best experience possible and believe this starts by having a dedicated and capable community management team. As the Nano ecosystem evolves we look to keep pace, so we are pleased to announce our newest Community Manager — welcome to the team Brian White!The Nano community continues to show great collaboration and creation at the grassroots level, and this impressive momentum is due to the enthusiasm of contributors from all walks of life and backgrounds. Those who take the initiative to improve something or bring people together to facilitate more collaboration are the driving force in our community, and we are proud to share this journey with them.This describes Brian’s contributions as Lead Ambassador for The Nano Center perfectly — he has been a significant factor in the success and awareness of multiple projects within the Nano ecosystem.As Brian shifts some of his focus toward the Nano community as a whole, the grassroots efforts at The Nano Center will need more people helping to facilitate growth, assist with proposal reviews and work with project coordinators to get their messages out. If you would like to take some initiative and play a role in the future of The Nano Center, then make your way over and introduce yourself.Nano Foundation Community Team Continues to Grow was originally published in Nano on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.

Nano

19. 02. 26

Nano Foundation Community T...

We welcome another CM to the team!Here at the Nano Foundation we always aim to provide the Nano community with the best experience possible and believe this starts by having a dedicated and capable community management team. As the Nano ecosystem evolves we look to keep pace, so we are pleased to announce our newest Community Manager — welcome to the team Brian White!The Nano community continues to show great collaboration and creation at the grassroots level, and this impressive momentum is due to the enthusiasm of contributors from all walks of life and backgrounds. Those who take the initiative to improve something or bring people together to facilitate more collaboration are the driving force in our community, and we are proud to share this journey with them.This describes Brian’s contributions as Lead Ambassador for The Nano Center perfectly — he has been a significant factor in the success and awareness of multiple projects within the Nano ecosystem.As Brian shifts some of his focus toward the Nano community as a whole, the grassroots efforts at The Nano Center will need more people helping to facilitate growth, assist with proposal reviews and work with project coordinators to get their messages out. If you would like to take some initiative and play a role in the future of The Nano Center, then make your way over and introduce yourself.Nano Foundation Community Team Continues to Grow was originally published in Nano on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.

Nano

19. 02. 26

Nano Foundation Community T...

We welcome another CM to the team!Here at the Nano Foundation we always aim to provide the Nano community with the best experience possible and believe this starts by having a dedicated and capable community management team. As the Nano ecosystem evolves we look to keep pace, so we are pleased to announce our newest Community Manager — welcome to the team Brian White!The Nano community continues to show great collaboration and creation at the grassroots level, and this impressive momentum is due to the enthusiasm of contributors from all walks of life and backgrounds. Those who take the initiative to improve something or bring people together to facilitate more collaboration are the driving force in our community, and we are proud to share this journey with them.This describes Brian’s contributions as Lead Ambassador for The Nano Center perfectly — he has been a significant factor in the success and awareness of multiple projects within the Nano ecosystem.As Brian shifts some of his focus toward the Nano community as a whole, the grassroots efforts at The Nano Center will need more people helping to facilitate growth, assist with proposal reviews and work with project coordinators to get their messages out. If you would like to take some initiative and play a role in the future of The Nano Center, then make your way over and introduce yourself.Nano Foundation Community Team Continues to Grow was originally published in Nano on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.

Nano

19. 02. 26

Nano Foundation Community T...

We welcome another CM to the team!Here at the Nano Foundation we always aim to provide the Nano community with the best experience possible and believe this starts by having a dedicated and capable community management team. As the Nano ecosystem evolves we look to keep pace, so we are pleased to announce our newest Community Manager — welcome to the team Brian White!The Nano community continues to show great collaboration and creation at the grassroots level, and this impressive momentum is due to the enthusiasm of contributors from all walks of life and backgrounds. Those who take the initiative to improve something or bring people together to facilitate more collaboration are the driving force in our community, and we are proud to share this journey with them.This describes Brian’s contributions as Lead Ambassador for The Nano Center perfectly — he has been a significant factor in the success and awareness of multiple projects within the Nano ecosystem.As Brian shifts some of his focus toward the Nano community as a whole, the grassroots efforts at The Nano Center will need more people helping to facilitate growth, assist with proposal reviews and work with project coordinators to get their messages out. If you would like to take some initiative and play a role in the future of The Nano Center, then make your way over and introduce yourself.Nano Foundation Community Team Continues to Grow was originally published in Nano on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.

Nano

19. 02. 26

Nano Foundation Community T...

We welcome another CM to the team!Here at the Nano Foundation we always aim to provide the Nano community with the best experience possible and believe this starts by having a dedicated and capable community management team. As the Nano ecosystem evolves we look to keep pace, so we are pleased to announce our newest Community Manager — welcome to the team Brian White!The Nano community continues to show great collaboration and creation at the grassroots level, and this impressive momentum is due to the enthusiasm of contributors from all walks of life and backgrounds. Those who take the initiative to improve something or bring people together to facilitate more collaboration are the driving force in our community, and we are proud to share this journey with them.This describes Brian’s contributions as Lead Ambassador for The Nano Center perfectly — he has been a significant factor in the success and awareness of multiple projects within the Nano ecosystem.As Brian shifts some of his focus toward the Nano community as a whole, the grassroots efforts at The Nano Center will need more people helping to facilitate growth, assist with proposal reviews and work with project coordinators to get their messages out. If you would like to take some initiative and play a role in the future of The Nano Center, then make your way over and introduce yourself.Nano Foundation Community Team Continues to Grow was originally published in Nano on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.

Nano

19. 02. 26

Nano Foundation Community T...

We welcome another CM to the team!Here at the Nano Foundation we always aim to provide the Nano community with the best experience possible and believe this starts by having a dedicated and capable community management team. As the Nano ecosystem evolves we look to keep pace, so we are pleased to announce our newest Community Manager — welcome to the team Brian White!The Nano community continues to show great collaboration and creation at the grassroots level, and this impressive momentum is due to the enthusiasm of contributors from all walks of life and backgrounds. Those who take the initiative to improve something or bring people together to facilitate more collaboration are the driving force in our community, and we are proud to share this journey with them.This describes Brian’s contributions as Lead Ambassador for The Nano Center perfectly — he has been a significant factor in the success and awareness of multiple projects within the Nano ecosystem.As Brian shifts some of his focus toward the Nano community as a whole, the grassroots efforts at The Nano Center will need more people helping to facilitate growth, assist with proposal reviews and work with project coordinators to get their messages out. If you would like to take some initiative and play a role in the future of The Nano Center, then make your way over and introduce yourself.Nano Foundation Community Team Continues to Grow was originally published in Nano on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.

Nano

19. 02. 26

Weekly Nano Update 2/25/19

Dolphin breaks free of the beta-net and impresses on the main network, Reddit TipBot, Nano gaming news, and Nano How looks at wallets…Speedy Dolphin making waves on the Nano networkSince launching on Thursday, Nano users have happily reported a consistent and significant increase in transaction speed.Looking at the confirmation time since the launch of Dolphin. 99% of transactions are being confirmed in less than 2 seconds, with the majority reaching confirmation in well under a second. Source: repnode.orgThe Dolphin release also contains a variety of different optimizations and cleanups — including naming changes from the “rai” to the “nano” and the addition of local timestamps to the node software, representing a substantial step forward in protocol development.Find out more about the new release hereNano tips are now on Reddit following the release of new TipbotAfter some private testing and some a lot of hard work, u/Zily88 this week introduced the beta release of the Nano Reddit tipbot to the Nano subreddit. The community rallied around the new software, and u/PWPersian instigated a Tip Party in which hundreds of users participated. This development is another example of the protocol providing a platform for the efficient integration of microtransactions into existing services such as Twitter and Reddit. Integrations such as these offer a meaningful example of immediately applicable early use cases for cryptocurrency in general.New NanoQuake preview trailerhttps://medium.com/media/7f36784418d4daa44d07afe982261938/hrefThe NanoQuake team are consistently expanding and improving on their impressive proof-of-concept! Version 1.6 is just around the corner with another slew of updates, including a Mac installer, new translations, UI improvements and optimizations to the Nano layer.Player Killers Exchange — A new Nano gaming experienceA new Nano-based hack ’n’ slash RPG, Players Killer Exchange, has launched and offers players the opportunity to receive Nano payments in exchange for kills. The game’s developer, u/Ballstone_Group, recently talked about how the Nano protocol offers a versatile and useful tool for the integration of genuine microtransactions into video games.Check out this clip of Nano community member TriggerHaven streaming Player Killer Exchange.https://medium.com/media/97c10206f7a5e0ab5e1d36fab30e48b5/hrefTune in to watch him play again this Wednesday at 12pm PST/ 3pm EST/ 8pm GMT, and even throw some Nano tips his way using the 1upcoin or Nanotwit.ch plugins.Nano How 3 — Light WalletsNano How is a series of short explainers providing clear descriptions, in the most basic form possible, of the crucial elements that piece together to create the Nano experience. Whether it is basic protocol information or explanations of the various types of services around the ecosystem, Nano How helps the non-technically proficient members of the community understand the underlying principles behind how Nano works as a global currency.This week the focus is on Light Wallets, written by u/DotcomL:Light wallets provide an easy way for users to send and receive Nano, instead of having to maintain a full node. A light wallet holds your private key and communicates with a full node that the wallet provider runs. To ‘receive’ transactions, it pulls pending blocks and creates corresponding receive blocks; to ‘send,’ it generates send-blocks and pushes these to the full node. The node then broadcasts the blocks to the network.Read the guide hereWeekly Nano Update 2/25/19 was originally published in Nano on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.

Nano

19. 02. 25

Weekly Nano Update 2/25/19

Dolphin breaks free of the beta-net and impresses on the main network, Reddit TipBot, Nano gaming news, and Nano How looks at wallets…Speedy Dolphin making waves on the Nano networkSince launching on Thursday, Nano users have happily reported a consistent and significant increase in transaction speed.Looking at the confirmation time since the launch of Dolphin. 99% of transactions are being confirmed in less than 2 seconds, with the majority reaching confirmation in well under a second. Source: repnode.orgThe Dolphin release also contains a variety of different optimizations and cleanups — including naming changes from the “rai” to the “nano” and the addition of local timestamps to the node software, representing a substantial step forward in protocol development.Find out more about the new release hereNano tips are now on Reddit following the release of new TipbotAfter some private testing and some a lot of hard work, u/Zily88 this week introduced the beta release of the Nano Reddit tipbot to the Nano subreddit. The community rallied around the new software, and u/PWPersian instigated a Tip Party in which hundreds of users participated. This development is another example of the protocol providing a platform for the efficient integration of microtransactions into existing services such as Twitter and Reddit. Integrations such as these offer a meaningful example of immediately applicable early use cases for cryptocurrency in general.New NanoQuake preview trailerhttps://medium.com/media/7f36784418d4daa44d07afe982261938/hrefThe NanoQuake team are consistently expanding and improving on their impressive proof-of-concept! Version 1.6 is just around the corner with another slew of updates, including a Mac installer, new translations, UI improvements and optimizations to the Nano layer.Player Killers Exchange — A new Nano gaming experienceA new Nano-based hack ’n’ slash RPG, Players Killer Exchange, has launched and offers players the opportunity to receive Nano payments in exchange for kills. The game’s developer, u/Ballstone_Group, recently talked about how the Nano protocol offers a versatile and useful tool for the integration of genuine microtransactions into video games.Check out this clip of Nano community member TriggerHaven streaming Player Killer Exchange.https://medium.com/media/97c10206f7a5e0ab5e1d36fab30e48b5/hrefTune in to watch him play again this Wednesday at 12pm PST/ 3pm EST/ 8pm GMT, and even throw some Nano tips his way using the 1upcoin or Nanotwit.ch plugins.Nano How 3 — Light WalletsNano How is a series of short explainers providing clear descriptions, in the most basic form possible, of the crucial elements that piece together to create the Nano experience. Whether it is basic protocol information or explanations of the various types of services around the ecosystem, Nano How helps the non-technically proficient members of the community understand the underlying principles behind how Nano works as a global currency.This week the focus is on Light Wallets, written by u/DotcomL:Light wallets provide an easy way for users to send and receive Nano, instead of having to maintain a full node. A light wallet holds your private key and communicates with a full node that the wallet provider runs. To ‘receive’ transactions, it pulls pending blocks and creates corresponding receive blocks; to ‘send,’ it generates send-blocks and pushes these to the full node. The node then broadcasts the blocks to the network.Read the guide hereWeekly Nano Update 2/25/19 was originally published in Nano on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.

Nano

19. 02. 25

Weekly Nano Update 2/25/19

Dolphin breaks free of the beta-net and impresses on the main network, Reddit TipBot, Nano gaming news, and Nano How looks at wallets…Speedy Dolphin making waves on the Nano networkSince launching on Thursday, Nano users have happily reported a consistent and significant increase in transaction speed.Looking at the confirmation time since the launch of Dolphin. 99% of transactions are being confirmed in less than 2 seconds, with the majority reaching confirmation in well under a second. Source: repnode.orgThe Dolphin release also contains a variety of different optimizations and cleanups — including naming changes from the “rai” to the “nano” and the addition of local timestamps to the node software, representing a substantial step forward in protocol development.Find out more about the new release hereNano tips are now on Reddit following the release of new TipbotAfter some private testing and some a lot of hard work, u/Zily88 this week introduced the beta release of the Nano Reddit tipbot to the Nano subreddit. The community rallied around the new software, and u/PWPersian instigated a Tip Party in which hundreds of users participated. This development is another example of the protocol providing a platform for the efficient integration of microtransactions into existing services such as Twitter and Reddit. Integrations such as these offer a meaningful example of immediately applicable early use cases for cryptocurrency in general.New NanoQuake preview trailerhttps://medium.com/media/7f36784418d4daa44d07afe982261938/hrefThe NanoQuake team are consistently expanding and improving on their impressive proof-of-concept! Version 1.6 is just around the corner with another slew of updates, including a Mac installer, new translations, UI improvements and optimizations to the Nano layer.Player Killers Exchange — A new Nano gaming experienceA new Nano-based hack ’n’ slash RPG, Players Killer Exchange, has launched and offers players the opportunity to receive Nano payments in exchange for kills. The game’s developer, u/Ballstone_Group, recently talked about how the Nano protocol offers a versatile and useful tool for the integration of genuine microtransactions into video games.Check out this clip of Nano community member TriggerHaven streaming Player Killer Exchange.https://medium.com/media/97c10206f7a5e0ab5e1d36fab30e48b5/hrefTune in to watch him play again this Wednesday at 12pm PST/ 3pm EST/ 8pm GMT, and even throw some Nano tips his way using the 1upcoin or Nanotwit.ch plugins.Nano How 3 — Light WalletsNano How is a series of short explainers providing clear descriptions, in the most basic form possible, of the crucial elements that piece together to create the Nano experience. Whether it is basic protocol information or explanations of the various types of services around the ecosystem, Nano How helps the non-technically proficient members of the community understand the underlying principles behind how Nano works as a global currency.This week the focus is on Light Wallets, written by u/DotcomL:Light wallets provide an easy way for users to send and receive Nano, instead of having to maintain a full node. A light wallet holds your private key and communicates with a full node that the wallet provider runs. To ‘receive’ transactions, it pulls pending blocks and creates corresponding receive blocks; to ‘send,’ it generates send-blocks and pushes these to the full node. The node then broadcasts the blocks to the network.Read the guide hereWeekly Nano Update 2/25/19 was originally published in Nano on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.

Nano

19. 02. 25

Weekly Nano Update 2/25/19

Dolphin breaks free of the beta-net and impresses on the main network, Reddit TipBot, Nano gaming news, and Nano How looks at wallets…Speedy Dolphin making waves on the Nano networkSince launching on Thursday, Nano users have happily reported a consistent and significant increase in transaction speed.Looking at the confirmation time since the launch of Dolphin. 99% of transactions are being confirmed in less than 2 seconds, with the majority reaching confirmation in well under a second. Source: repnode.orgThe Dolphin release also contains a variety of different optimizations and cleanups — including naming changes from the “rai” to the “nano” and the addition of local timestamps to the node software, representing a substantial step forward in protocol development.Find out more about the new release hereNano tips are now on Reddit following the release of new TipbotAfter some private testing and some a lot of hard work, u/Zily88 this week introduced the beta release of the Nano Reddit tipbot to the Nano subreddit. The community rallied around the new software, and u/PWPersian instigated a Tip Party in which hundreds of users participated. This development is another example of the protocol providing a platform for the efficient integration of microtransactions into existing services such as Twitter and Reddit. Integrations such as these offer a meaningful example of immediately applicable early use cases for cryptocurrency in general.New NanoQuake preview trailerhttps://medium.com/media/7f36784418d4daa44d07afe982261938/hrefThe NanoQuake team are consistently expanding and improving on their impressive proof-of-concept! Version 1.6 is just around the corner with another slew of updates, including a Mac installer, new translations, UI improvements and optimizations to the Nano layer.Player Killers Exchange — A new Nano gaming experienceA new Nano-based hack ’n’ slash RPG, Players Killer Exchange, has launched and offers players the opportunity to receive Nano payments in exchange for kills. The game’s developer, u/Ballstone_Group, recently talked about how the Nano protocol offers a versatile and useful tool for the integration of genuine microtransactions into video games.Check out this clip of Nano community member TriggerHaven streaming Player Killer Exchange.https://medium.com/media/97c10206f7a5e0ab5e1d36fab30e48b5/hrefTune in to watch him play again this Wednesday at 12pm PST/ 3pm EST/ 8pm GMT, and even throw some Nano tips his way using the 1upcoin or Nanotwit.ch plugins.Nano How 3 — Light WalletsNano How is a series of short explainers providing clear descriptions, in the most basic form possible, of the crucial elements that piece together to create the Nano experience. Whether it is basic protocol information or explanations of the various types of services around the ecosystem, Nano How helps the non-technically proficient members of the community understand the underlying principles behind how Nano works as a global currency.This week the focus is on Light Wallets, written by u/DotcomL:Light wallets provide an easy way for users to send and receive Nano, instead of having to maintain a full node. A light wallet holds your private key and communicates with a full node that the wallet provider runs. To ‘receive’ transactions, it pulls pending blocks and creates corresponding receive blocks; to ‘send,’ it generates send-blocks and pushes these to the full node. The node then broadcasts the blocks to the network.Read the guide hereWeekly Nano Update 2/25/19 was originally published in Nano on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.

Nano

19. 02. 25

Weekly Nano Update 2/25/19

Dolphin breaks free of the beta-net and impresses on the main network, Reddit TipBot, Nano gaming news, and Nano How looks at wallets…Speedy Dolphin making waves on the Nano networkSince launching on Thursday, Nano users have happily reported a consistent and significant increase in transaction speed.Looking at the confirmation time since the launch of Dolphin. 99% of transactions are being confirmed in less than 2 seconds, with the majority reaching confirmation in well under a second. Source: repnode.orgThe Dolphin release also contains a variety of different optimizations and cleanups — including naming changes from the “rai” to the “nano” and the addition of local timestamps to the node software, representing a substantial step forward in protocol development.Find out more about the new release hereNano tips are now on Reddit following the release of new TipbotAfter some private testing and some a lot of hard work, u/Zily88 this week introduced the beta release of the Nano Reddit tipbot to the Nano subreddit. The community rallied around the new software, and u/PWPersian instigated a Tip Party in which hundreds of users participated. This development is another example of the protocol providing a platform for the efficient integration of microtransactions into existing services such as Twitter and Reddit. Integrations such as these offer a meaningful example of immediately applicable early use cases for cryptocurrency in general.New NanoQuake preview trailerhttps://medium.com/media/7f36784418d4daa44d07afe982261938/hrefThe NanoQuake team are consistently expanding and improving on their impressive proof-of-concept! Version 1.6 is just around the corner with another slew of updates, including a Mac installer, new translations, UI improvements and optimizations to the Nano layer.Player Killers Exchange — A new Nano gaming experienceA new Nano-based hack ’n’ slash RPG, Players Killer Exchange, has launched and offers players the opportunity to receive Nano payments in exchange for kills. The game’s developer, u/Ballstone_Group, recently talked about how the Nano protocol offers a versatile and useful tool for the integration of genuine microtransactions into video games.Check out this clip of Nano community member TriggerHaven streaming Player Killer Exchange.https://medium.com/media/97c10206f7a5e0ab5e1d36fab30e48b5/hrefTune in to watch him play again this Wednesday at 12pm PST/ 3pm EST/ 8pm GMT, and even throw some Nano tips his way using the 1upcoin or Nanotwit.ch plugins.Nano How 3 — Light WalletsNano How is a series of short explainers providing clear descriptions, in the most basic form possible, of the crucial elements that piece together to create the Nano experience. Whether it is basic protocol information or explanations of the various types of services around the ecosystem, Nano How helps the non-technically proficient members of the community understand the underlying principles behind how Nano works as a global currency.This week the focus is on Light Wallets, written by u/DotcomL:Light wallets provide an easy way for users to send and receive Nano, instead of having to maintain a full node. A light wallet holds your private key and communicates with a full node that the wallet provider runs. To ‘receive’ transactions, it pulls pending blocks and creates corresponding receive blocks; to ‘send,’ it generates send-blocks and pushes these to the full node. The node then broadcasts the blocks to the network.Read the guide hereWeekly Nano Update 2/25/19 was originally published in Nano on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.

Nano

19. 02. 25

Weekly Nano Update 2/25/19

Dolphin breaks free of the beta-net and impresses on the main network, Reddit TipBot, Nano gaming news, and Nano How looks at wallets…Speedy Dolphin making waves on the Nano networkSince launching on Thursday, Nano users have happily reported a consistent and significant increase in transaction speed.Looking at the confirmation time since the launch of Dolphin. 99% of transactions are being confirmed in less than 2 seconds, with the majority reaching confirmation in well under a second. Source: repnode.orgThe Dolphin release also contains a variety of different optimizations and cleanups — including naming changes from the “rai” to the “nano” and the addition of local timestamps to the node software, representing a substantial step forward in protocol development.Find out more about the new release hereNano tips are now on Reddit following the release of new TipbotAfter some private testing and some a lot of hard work, u/Zily88 this week introduced the beta release of the Nano Reddit tipbot to the Nano subreddit. The community rallied around the new software, and u/PWPersian instigated a Tip Party in which hundreds of users participated. This development is another example of the protocol providing a platform for the efficient integration of microtransactions into existing services such as Twitter and Reddit. Integrations such as these offer a meaningful example of immediately applicable early use cases for cryptocurrency in general.New NanoQuake preview trailerhttps://medium.com/media/7f36784418d4daa44d07afe982261938/hrefThe NanoQuake team are consistently expanding and improving on their impressive proof-of-concept! Version 1.6 is just around the corner with another slew of updates, including a Mac installer, new translations, UI improvements and optimizations to the Nano layer.Player Killers Exchange — A new Nano gaming experienceA new Nano-based hack ’n’ slash RPG, Players Killer Exchange, has launched and offers players the opportunity to receive Nano payments in exchange for kills. The game’s developer, u/Ballstone_Group, recently talked about how the Nano protocol offers a versatile and useful tool for the integration of genuine microtransactions into video games.Check out this clip of Nano community member TriggerHaven streaming Player Killer Exchange.https://medium.com/media/97c10206f7a5e0ab5e1d36fab30e48b5/hrefTune in to watch him play again this Wednesday at 12pm PST/ 3pm EST/ 8pm GMT, and even throw some Nano tips his way using the 1upcoin or Nanotwit.ch plugins.Nano How 3 — Light WalletsNano How is a series of short explainers providing clear descriptions, in the most basic form possible, of the crucial elements that piece together to create the Nano experience. Whether it is basic protocol information or explanations of the various types of services around the ecosystem, Nano How helps the non-technically proficient members of the community understand the underlying principles behind how Nano works as a global currency.This week the focus is on Light Wallets, written by u/DotcomL:Light wallets provide an easy way for users to send and receive Nano, instead of having to maintain a full node. A light wallet holds your private key and communicates with a full node that the wallet provider runs. To ‘receive’ transactions, it pulls pending blocks and creates corresponding receive blocks; to ‘send,’ it generates send-blocks and pushes these to the full node. The node then broadcasts the blocks to the network.Read the guide hereWeekly Nano Update 2/25/19 was originally published in Nano on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.

Nano

19. 02. 25

Weekly Nano Update 2/25/19

Dolphin breaks free of the beta-net and impresses on the main network, Reddit TipBot, Nano gaming news, and Nano How looks at wallets…Speedy Dolphin making waves on the Nano networkSince launching on Thursday, Nano users have happily reported a consistent and significant increase in transaction speed.Looking at the confirmation time since the launch of Dolphin. 99% of transactions are being confirmed in less than 2 seconds, with the majority reaching confirmation in well under a second. Source: repnode.orgThe Dolphin release also contains a variety of different optimizations and cleanups — including naming changes from the “rai” to the “nano” and the addition of local timestamps to the node software, representing a substantial step forward in protocol development.Find out more about the new release hereNano tips are now on Reddit following the release of new TipbotAfter some private testing and some a lot of hard work, u/Zily88 this week introduced the beta release of the Nano Reddit tipbot to the Nano subreddit. The community rallied around the new software, and u/PWPersian instigated a Tip Party in which hundreds of users participated. This development is another example of the protocol providing a platform for the efficient integration of microtransactions into existing services such as Twitter and Reddit. Integrations such as these offer a meaningful example of immediately applicable early use cases for cryptocurrency in general.New NanoQuake preview trailerhttps://medium.com/media/7f36784418d4daa44d07afe982261938/hrefThe NanoQuake team are consistently expanding and improving on their impressive proof-of-concept! Version 1.6 is just around the corner with another slew of updates, including a Mac installer, new translations, UI improvements and optimizations to the Nano layer.Player Killers Exchange — A new Nano gaming experienceA new Nano-based hack ’n’ slash RPG, Players Killer Exchange, has launched and offers players the opportunity to receive Nano payments in exchange for kills. The game’s developer, u/Ballstone_Group, recently talked about how the Nano protocol offers a versatile and useful tool for the integration of genuine microtransactions into video games.Check out this clip of Nano community member TriggerHaven streaming Player Killer Exchange.https://medium.com/media/97c10206f7a5e0ab5e1d36fab30e48b5/hrefTune in to watch him play again this Wednesday at 12pm PST/ 3pm EST/ 8pm GMT, and even throw some Nano tips his way using the 1upcoin or Nanotwit.ch plugins.Nano How 3 — Light WalletsNano How is a series of short explainers providing clear descriptions, in the most basic form possible, of the crucial elements that piece together to create the Nano experience. Whether it is basic protocol information or explanations of the various types of services around the ecosystem, Nano How helps the non-technically proficient members of the community understand the underlying principles behind how Nano works as a global currency.This week the focus is on Light Wallets, written by u/DotcomL:Light wallets provide an easy way for users to send and receive Nano, instead of having to maintain a full node. A light wallet holds your private key and communicates with a full node that the wallet provider runs. To ‘receive’ transactions, it pulls pending blocks and creates corresponding receive blocks; to ‘send,’ it generates send-blocks and pushes these to the full node. The node then broadcasts the blocks to the network.Read the guide hereWeekly Nano Update 2/25/19 was originally published in Nano on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.

Nano

19. 02. 25

The Dolphin release has arr...

Nano Node V18 glides onto the networkWith the development work and beta testing now complete, we are excited to release the Dolphin V18 Nano node software on the Nano network. Charged with making the already nimble Nano network even faster, smarter and lighter, Dolphin accomplishes this through a selection of targeted optimizations.As with all protocol upgrades, the hard work of our community is key to the delivery of high-quality release. So we would like to take a moment to recognize and thank our community team of beta testers, node operators and representative owners who have helped ensure Dolphin is ready to surge onto the network and start making waves.A strong performerWe recently took a look into a variety of the more notable additions to the Dolphin release. We discussed improvements such as cached representatives and peers and support for additional local data. Check the Deep Dive for more information on the nuts and bolts behind what makes Dolphin the most optimized node to date.A smarter nodeIn addition to the many speed optimizations, Dolphin is making the Nano node even smarter by providing new tools for developers to integrate into their projects and services. Local timestamp tracking will provide a new standardized method of monitoring the time on all those Nano blocks, giving developers more time to spend on building robust applications on top of the protocol.Cleaner codeWith Dolphin, we bid farewell to the name that started it all — Raiblocks. The team has worked hard to implement such a sweeping change across the references, repositories, and codebase. Bringing everything in line with “Nano” represents a symbolic milestone in our journey. Raiblocks will always have a place in our collective hearts, but Nano will carry us into the future of digital currency.Upgrade processWe want to reiterate the important considerations to be made before initiating the Dolphin upgrade on your node:When upgrading a node to Dolphin, there will be automatic upgrades executed in the background. We highly recommend performing a backup of all your node data prior to the upgrade.Automatic database upgradeTo support key features the update process for existing nodes will involve heavy CPU and IO usage while the database is upgraded and rewrites all block entries in that process (this includes the desktop wallets). This will be done in the background while allowing proper syncing of blocks across the network but will consume a larger amount of system resources during the process.Due to the database upgrade, any ledger files updated to V18 will no longer be compatible with prior node versions. Please keep this in mind when planning any upgrades and managing any ledger backups.RenamingDirectory renaming will occur with this release so if you are running a Docker setup please verify you are mounting any host volumes to /root in the container instead of /root/RaiBlocks and adjust files accordingly to prevent impacts related to this change. If you aren’t sure about the changes needed please join us on Reddit or Discord for assistance.API change for nano_libIn nano_lib the functions: xrb_uint128_to_dec, xrb_uint256_to_string, and xrb_uint256_to_address will null terminate the strings. Any APIs making use of these functions will need to accommodate this functionality.For a comprehensive list of all of the improvements in Dolphin, check out the Full Changelog on GitHub.What’s coming nextNow that Dolphin has made its way onto the main net, it is time to shift our focus to the next significant milestone release of the Nano node software — Solidus. We are very excited to start talking about the great new features users can expect with the Solidus release, so keep an eye on our feeds for more updates!To keep up with the progress towards our next release, follow the Solidus Milestone Tracker.The Dolphin release has arrived. was originally published in Nano on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.

Nano

19. 02. 21

The Dolphin release has arr...

Nano Node V18 glides onto the networkWith the development work and beta testing now complete, we are excited to release the Dolphin V18 Nano node software on the Nano network. Charged with making the already nimble Nano network even faster, smarter and lighter, Dolphin accomplishes this through a selection of targeted optimizations.As with all protocol upgrades, the hard work of our community is key to the delivery of high-quality release. So we would like to take a moment to recognize and thank our community team of beta testers, node operators and representative owners who have helped ensure Dolphin is ready to surge onto the network and start making waves.A strong performerWe recently took a look into a variety of the more notable additions to the Dolphin release. We discussed improvements such as cached representatives and peers and support for additional local data. Check the Deep Dive for more information on the nuts and bolts behind what makes Dolphin the most optimized node to date.A smarter nodeIn addition to the many speed optimizations, Dolphin is making the Nano node even smarter by providing new tools for developers to integrate into their projects and services. Local timestamp tracking will provide a new standardized method of monitoring the time on all those Nano blocks, giving developers more time to spend on building robust applications on top of the protocol.Cleaner codeWith Dolphin, we bid farewell to the name that started it all — Raiblocks. The team has worked hard to implement such a sweeping change across the references, repositories, and codebase. Bringing everything in line with “Nano” represents a symbolic milestone in our journey. Raiblocks will always have a place in our collective hearts, but Nano will carry us into the future of digital currency.Upgrade processWe want to reiterate the important considerations to be made before initiating the Dolphin upgrade on your node:When upgrading a node to Dolphin, there will be automatic upgrades executed in the background. We highly recommend performing a backup of all your node data prior to the upgrade.Automatic database upgradeTo support key features the update process for existing nodes will involve heavy CPU and IO usage while the database is upgraded and rewrites all block entries in that process (this includes the desktop wallets). This will be done in the background while allowing proper syncing of blocks across the network but will consume a larger amount of system resources during the process.Due to the database upgrade, any ledger files updated to V18 will no longer be compatible with prior node versions. Please keep this in mind when planning any upgrades and managing any ledger backups.RenamingDirectory renaming will occur with this release so if you are running a Docker setup please verify you are mounting any host volumes to /root in the container instead of /root/RaiBlocks and adjust files accordingly to prevent impacts related to this change. If you aren’t sure about the changes needed please join us on Reddit or Discord for assistance.API change for nano_libIn nano_lib the functions: xrb_uint128_to_dec, xrb_uint256_to_string, and xrb_uint256_to_address will null terminate the strings. Any APIs making use of these functions will need to accommodate this functionality.For a comprehensive list of all of the improvements in Dolphin, check out the Full Changelog on GitHub.What’s coming nextNow that Dolphin has made its way onto the main net, it is time to shift our focus to the next significant milestone release of the Nano node software — Solidus. We are very excited to start talking about the great new features users can expect with the Solidus release, so keep an eye on our feeds for more updates!To keep up with the progress towards our next release, follow the Solidus Milestone Tracker.The Dolphin release has arrived. was originally published in Nano on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.

Nano

19. 02. 21

The Dolphin release has arr...

Nano Node V18 glides onto the networkWith the development work and beta testing now complete, we are excited to release the Dolphin V18 Nano node software on the Nano network. Charged with making the already nimble Nano network even faster, smarter and lighter, Dolphin accomplishes this through a selection of targeted optimizations.As with all protocol upgrades, the hard work of our community is key to the delivery of high-quality release. So we would like to take a moment to recognize and thank our community team of beta testers, node operators and representative owners who have helped ensure Dolphin is ready to surge onto the network and start making waves.A strong performerWe recently took a look into a variety of the more notable additions to the Dolphin release. We discussed improvements such as cached representatives and peers and support for additional local data. Check the Deep Dive for more information on the nuts and bolts behind what makes Dolphin the most optimized node to date.A smarter nodeIn addition to the many speed optimizations, Dolphin is making the Nano node even smarter by providing new tools for developers to integrate into their projects and services. Local timestamp tracking will provide a new standardized method of monitoring the time on all those Nano blocks, giving developers more time to spend on building robust applications on top of the protocol.Cleaner codeWith Dolphin, we bid farewell to the name that started it all — Raiblocks. The team has worked hard to implement such a sweeping change across the references, repositories, and codebase. Bringing everything in line with “Nano” represents a symbolic milestone in our journey. Raiblocks will always have a place in our collective hearts, but Nano will carry us into the future of digital currency.Upgrade processWe want to reiterate the important considerations to be made before initiating the Dolphin upgrade on your node:When upgrading a node to Dolphin, there will be automatic upgrades executed in the background. We highly recommend performing a backup of all your node data prior to the upgrade.Automatic database upgradeTo support key features the update process for existing nodes will involve heavy CPU and IO usage while the database is upgraded and rewrites all block entries in that process (this includes the desktop wallets). This will be done in the background while allowing proper syncing of blocks across the network but will consume a larger amount of system resources during the process.Due to the database upgrade, any ledger files updated to V18 will no longer be compatible with prior node versions. Please keep this in mind when planning any upgrades and managing any ledger backups.RenamingDirectory renaming will occur with this release so if you are running a Docker setup please verify you are mounting any host volumes to /root in the container instead of /root/RaiBlocks and adjust files accordingly to prevent impacts related to this change. If you aren’t sure about the changes needed please join us on Reddit or Discord for assistance.API change for nano_libIn nano_lib the functions: xrb_uint128_to_dec, xrb_uint256_to_string, and xrb_uint256_to_address will null terminate the strings. Any APIs making use of these functions will need to accommodate this functionality.For a comprehensive list of all of the improvements in Dolphin, check out the Full Changelog on GitHub.What’s coming nextNow that Dolphin has made its way onto the main net, it is time to shift our focus to the next significant milestone release of the Nano node software — Solidus. We are very excited to start talking about the great new features users can expect with the Solidus release, so keep an eye on our feeds for more updates!To keep up with the progress towards our next release, follow the Solidus Milestone Tracker.The Dolphin release has arrived. was originally published in Nano on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.

Nano

19. 02. 21

The Dolphin release has arr...

Nano Node V18 glides onto the networkWith the development work and beta testing now complete, we are excited to release the Dolphin V18 Nano node software on the Nano network. Charged with making the already nimble Nano network even faster, smarter and lighter, Dolphin accomplishes this through a selection of targeted optimizations.As with all protocol upgrades, the hard work of our community is key to the delivery of high-quality release. So we would like to take a moment to recognize and thank our community team of beta testers, node operators and representative owners who have helped ensure Dolphin is ready to surge onto the network and start making waves.A strong performerWe recently took a look into a variety of the more notable additions to the Dolphin release. We discussed improvements such as cached representatives and peers and support for additional local data. Check the Deep Dive for more information on the nuts and bolts behind what makes Dolphin the most optimized node to date.A smarter nodeIn addition to the many speed optimizations, Dolphin is making the Nano node even smarter by providing new tools for developers to integrate into their projects and services. Local timestamp tracking will provide a new standardized method of monitoring the time on all those Nano blocks, giving developers more time to spend on building robust applications on top of the protocol.Cleaner codeWith Dolphin, we bid farewell to the name that started it all — Raiblocks. The team has worked hard to implement such a sweeping change across the references, repositories, and codebase. Bringing everything in line with “Nano” represents a symbolic milestone in our journey. Raiblocks will always have a place in our collective hearts, but Nano will carry us into the future of digital currency.Upgrade processWe want to reiterate the important considerations to be made before initiating the Dolphin upgrade on your node:When upgrading a node to Dolphin, there will be automatic upgrades executed in the background. We highly recommend performing a backup of all your node data prior to the upgrade.Automatic database upgradeTo support key features the update process for existing nodes will involve heavy CPU and IO usage while the database is upgraded and rewrites all block entries in that process (this includes the desktop wallets). This will be done in the background while allowing proper syncing of blocks across the network but will consume a larger amount of system resources during the process.Due to the database upgrade, any ledger files updated to V18 will no longer be compatible with prior node versions. Please keep this in mind when planning any upgrades and managing any ledger backups.RenamingDirectory renaming will occur with this release so if you are running a Docker setup please verify you are mounting any host volumes to /root in the container instead of /root/RaiBlocks and adjust files accordingly to prevent impacts related to this change. If you aren’t sure about the changes needed please join us on Reddit or Discord for assistance.API change for nano_libIn nano_lib the functions: xrb_uint128_to_dec, xrb_uint256_to_string, and xrb_uint256_to_address will null terminate the strings. Any APIs making use of these functions will need to accommodate this functionality.For a comprehensive list of all of the improvements in Dolphin, check out the Full Changelog on GitHub.What’s coming nextNow that Dolphin has made its way onto the main net, it is time to shift our focus to the next significant milestone release of the Nano node software — Solidus. We are very excited to start talking about the great new features users can expect with the Solidus release, so keep an eye on our feeds for more updates!To keep up with the progress towards our next release, follow the Solidus Milestone Tracker.The Dolphin release has arrived. was originally published in Nano on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.

Nano

19. 02. 21

The Dolphin release has arr...

Nano Node V18 glides onto the networkWith the development work and beta testing now complete, we are excited to release the Dolphin V18 Nano node software on the Nano network. Charged with making the already nimble Nano network even faster, smarter and lighter, Dolphin accomplishes this through a selection of targeted optimizations.As with all protocol upgrades, the hard work of our community is key to the delivery of high-quality release. So we would like to take a moment to recognize and thank our community team of beta testers, node operators and representative owners who have helped ensure Dolphin is ready to surge onto the network and start making waves.A strong performerWe recently took a look into a variety of the more notable additions to the Dolphin release. We discussed improvements such as cached representatives and peers and support for additional local data. Check the Deep Dive for more information on the nuts and bolts behind what makes Dolphin the most optimized node to date.A smarter nodeIn addition to the many speed optimizations, Dolphin is making the Nano node even smarter by providing new tools for developers to integrate into their projects and services. Local timestamp tracking will provide a new standardized method of monitoring the time on all those Nano blocks, giving developers more time to spend on building robust applications on top of the protocol.Cleaner codeWith Dolphin, we bid farewell to the name that started it all — Raiblocks. The team has worked hard to implement such a sweeping change across the references, repositories, and codebase. Bringing everything in line with “Nano” represents a symbolic milestone in our journey. Raiblocks will always have a place in our collective hearts, but Nano will carry us into the future of digital currency.Upgrade processWe want to reiterate the important considerations to be made before initiating the Dolphin upgrade on your node:When upgrading a node to Dolphin, there will be automatic upgrades executed in the background. We highly recommend performing a backup of all your node data prior to the upgrade.Automatic database upgradeTo support key features the update process for existing nodes will involve heavy CPU and IO usage while the database is upgraded and rewrites all block entries in that process (this includes the desktop wallets). This will be done in the background while allowing proper syncing of blocks across the network but will consume a larger amount of system resources during the process.Due to the database upgrade, any ledger files updated to V18 will no longer be compatible with prior node versions. Please keep this in mind when planning any upgrades and managing any ledger backups.RenamingDirectory renaming will occur with this release so if you are running a Docker setup please verify you are mounting any host volumes to /root in the container instead of /root/RaiBlocks and adjust files accordingly to prevent impacts related to this change. If you aren’t sure about the changes needed please join us on Reddit or Discord for assistance.API change for nano_libIn nano_lib the functions: xrb_uint128_to_dec, xrb_uint256_to_string, and xrb_uint256_to_address will null terminate the strings. Any APIs making use of these functions will need to accommodate this functionality.For a comprehensive list of all of the improvements in Dolphin, check out the Full Changelog on GitHub.What’s coming nextNow that Dolphin has made its way onto the main net, it is time to shift our focus to the next significant milestone release of the Nano node software — Solidus. We are very excited to start talking about the great new features users can expect with the Solidus release, so keep an eye on our feeds for more updates!To keep up with the progress towards our next release, follow the Solidus Milestone Tracker.The Dolphin release has arrived. was originally published in Nano on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.

Nano

19. 02. 21

The Dolphin release has arr...

Nano Node V18 glides onto the networkWith the development work and beta testing now complete, we are excited to release the Dolphin V18 Nano node software on the Nano network. Charged with making the already nimble Nano network even faster, smarter and lighter, Dolphin accomplishes this through a selection of targeted optimizations.As with all protocol upgrades, the hard work of our community is key to the delivery of high-quality release. So we would like to take a moment to recognize and thank our community team of beta testers, node operators and representative owners who have helped ensure Dolphin is ready to surge onto the network and start making waves.A strong performerWe recently took a look into a variety of the more notable additions to the Dolphin release. We discussed improvements such as cached representatives and peers and support for additional local data. Check the Deep Dive for more information on the nuts and bolts behind what makes Dolphin the most optimized node to date.A smarter nodeIn addition to the many speed optimizations, Dolphin is making the Nano node even smarter by providing new tools for developers to integrate into their projects and services. Local timestamp tracking will provide a new standardized method of monitoring the time on all those Nano blocks, giving developers more time to spend on building robust applications on top of the protocol.Cleaner codeWith Dolphin, we bid farewell to the name that started it all — Raiblocks. The team has worked hard to implement such a sweeping change across the references, repositories, and codebase. Bringing everything in line with “Nano” represents a symbolic milestone in our journey. Raiblocks will always have a place in our collective hearts, but Nano will carry us into the future of digital currency.Upgrade processWe want to reiterate the important considerations to be made before initiating the Dolphin upgrade on your node:When upgrading a node to Dolphin, there will be automatic upgrades executed in the background. We highly recommend performing a backup of all your node data prior to the upgrade.Automatic database upgradeTo support key features the update process for existing nodes will involve heavy CPU and IO usage while the database is upgraded and rewrites all block entries in that process (this includes the desktop wallets). This will be done in the background while allowing proper syncing of blocks across the network but will consume a larger amount of system resources during the process.Due to the database upgrade, any ledger files updated to V18 will no longer be compatible with prior node versions. Please keep this in mind when planning any upgrades and managing any ledger backups.RenamingDirectory renaming will occur with this release so if you are running a Docker setup please verify you are mounting any host volumes to /root in the container instead of /root/RaiBlocks and adjust files accordingly to prevent impacts related to this change. If you aren’t sure about the changes needed please join us on Reddit or Discord for assistance.API change for nano_libIn nano_lib the functions: xrb_uint128_to_dec, xrb_uint256_to_string, and xrb_uint256_to_address will null terminate the strings. Any APIs making use of these functions will need to accommodate this functionality.For a comprehensive list of all of the improvements in Dolphin, check out the Full Changelog on GitHub.What’s coming nextNow that Dolphin has made its way onto the main net, it is time to shift our focus to the next significant milestone release of the Nano node software — Solidus. We are very excited to start talking about the great new features users can expect with the Solidus release, so keep an eye on our feeds for more updates!To keep up with the progress towards our next release, follow the Solidus Milestone Tracker.The Dolphin release has arrived. was originally published in Nano on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.

Nano

19. 02. 21

Weekly Nano Update 2/18/19

Nano now on Wirex, Achieving Adoption in Venezuela funded, Dolphin RC#3 on Beta and Nano How 2Nano now on Wirex!body[data-twttr-rendered="true"] {background-color: transparent;}.twitter-tweet {margin: auto !important;}A great write-up from @wirexapp on the addition of $NANO to their platform. "Like Wirex, the team behind Nano endeavours to make money more efficient, for a more equal world - and we're delighted to be a part of those plans." https://t.co/jCZi7bh9Ne — @nanofunction notifyResize(height) {height = height ? height : document.documentElement.offsetHeight; var resized = false; if (window.donkey && donkey.resize) {donkey.resize(height); resized = true;}if (parent && parent._resizeIframe) {var obj = {iframe: window.frameElement, height: height}; parent._resizeIframe(obj); resized = true;}if (window.location && window.location.hash === "#amp=1" && window.parent && window.parent.postMessage) {window.parent.postMessage({sentinel: "amp", type: "embed-size", height: height}, "*");}if (window.webkit && window.webkit.messageHandlers && window.webkit.messageHandlers.resize) {window.webkit.messageHandlers.resize.postMessage(height); resized = true;}return resized;}twttr.events.bind('rendered', function (event) {notifyResize();}); twttr.events.bind('resize', function (event) {notifyResize();});if (parent && parent._resizeIframe) {var maxWidth = parseInt(window.frameElement.getAttribute("width")); if ( 500 < maxWidth) {window.frameElement.setAttribute("width", "500");}}We kicked off the week with the exciting announcement of the addition of Nano to leading payment platform Wirex.“The strategic integration with Wirex represents a milestone moment in bringing Nano into everyday use. Providing people with a simple method of buying, selling, exchanging and spending Nano is a strong step forward in our mission to establish Nano as the leading peer-to-peer digital currency,” said Nano Foundation’s Chief Operating Officer, George Coxon.The integration with the UK-based digital money platform allows the coin to be seamlessly spent across 40 million outlets around the world through the Wirex Visa card, creating the fastest decentralized bridge between cryptocurrency and real-world spendingPavel Matveev, CEO at Wirex said: “We are delighted to add Nano to our platform and empower its community to spend their money their way. It aligns with our mission to give our customers access to and control of their money, whenever and wherever they want, without any restriction or compromise.”New Venezuelan project funded at The Nano CenterWe saw the Achieving Adoption in Venezuela project reach full funding (with plenty to spare) on Thursday and it was met with great enthusiasm from the community. The project is designed to help raise the general awareness of the empowering nature of cryptocurrency, specifically Nano, in Venezuela. The community is excited to follow the efforts and have already demonstrated an eagerness to support the team on the ground in as many ways as they can!Dolphin RC#3 is on beta!The third Dolphin release candidate has arrived on the beta network earlier today and upgrades are already happening across nodes there. This new update brings some general bug fixes and better management for the unchecked table. For more details checkout announcement here.Reddit Thread of the week Nano How 2Nano How secures its place as the Reddit thread of the week for the second time running, this week covering blocks, hashes, and lattices. These concepts are central to the $NANO protocol, but unsurprisingly many people feel disconnected from the technological aspects of Nano due to the use of complicated language, industry jargon, and convoluted explanations.Fortunately, u/jayycox knows how to distill things down into the basics and has provided a great write-up for the novice reader to pick up the fundamental concepts.https://medium.com/media/f70872964335e3e71c75e579cfb5ba22/hrefWeekly Nano Update 2/18/19 was originally published in Nano on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.

Nano

19. 02. 19

Weekly Nano Update 2/18/19

Nano now on Wirex, Achieving Adoption in Venezuela funded, Dolphin RC#3 on Beta and Nano How 2Nano now on Wirex!body[data-twttr-rendered="true"] {background-color: transparent;}.twitter-tweet {margin: auto !important;}A great write-up from @wirexapp on the addition of $NANO to their platform. "Like Wirex, the team behind Nano endeavours to make money more efficient, for a more equal world - and we're delighted to be a part of those plans." https://t.co/jCZi7bh9Ne — @nanofunction notifyResize(height) {height = height ? height : document.documentElement.offsetHeight; var resized = false; if (window.donkey && donkey.resize) {donkey.resize(height); resized = true;}if (parent && parent._resizeIframe) {var obj = {iframe: window.frameElement, height: height}; parent._resizeIframe(obj); resized = true;}if (window.location && window.location.hash === "#amp=1" && window.parent && window.parent.postMessage) {window.parent.postMessage({sentinel: "amp", type: "embed-size", height: height}, "*");}if (window.webkit && window.webkit.messageHandlers && window.webkit.messageHandlers.resize) {window.webkit.messageHandlers.resize.postMessage(height); resized = true;}return resized;}twttr.events.bind('rendered', function (event) {notifyResize();}); twttr.events.bind('resize', function (event) {notifyResize();});if (parent && parent._resizeIframe) {var maxWidth = parseInt(window.frameElement.getAttribute("width")); if ( 500 < maxWidth) {window.frameElement.setAttribute("width", "500");}}We kicked off the week with the exciting announcement of the addition of Nano to leading payment platform Wirex.“The strategic integration with Wirex represents a milestone moment in bringing Nano into everyday use. Providing people with a simple method of buying, selling, exchanging and spending Nano is a strong step forward in our mission to establish Nano as the leading peer-to-peer digital currency,” said Nano Foundation’s Chief Operating Officer, George Coxon.The integration with the UK-based digital money platform allows the coin to be seamlessly spent across 40 million outlets around the world through the Wirex Visa card, creating the fastest decentralized bridge between cryptocurrency and real-world spendingPavel Matveev, CEO at Wirex said: “We are delighted to add Nano to our platform and empower its community to spend their money their way. It aligns with our mission to give our customers access to and control of their money, whenever and wherever they want, without any restriction or compromise.”New Venezuelan project funded at The Nano CenterWe saw the Achieving Adoption in Venezuela project reach full funding (with plenty to spare) on Thursday and it was met with great enthusiasm from the community. The project is designed to help raise the general awareness of the empowering nature of cryptocurrency, specifically Nano, in Venezuela. The community is excited to follow the efforts and have already demonstrated an eagerness to support the team on the ground in as many ways as they can!Dolphin RC#3 is on beta!The third Dolphin release candidate has arrived on the beta network earlier today and upgrades are already happening across nodes there. This new update brings some general bug fixes and better management for the unchecked table. For more details checkout announcement here.Reddit Thread of the week Nano How 2Nano How secures its place as the Reddit thread of the week for the second time running, this week covering blocks, hashes, and lattices. These concepts are central to the $NANO protocol, but unsurprisingly many people feel disconnected from the technological aspects of Nano due to the use of complicated language, industry jargon, and convoluted explanations.Fortunately, u/jayycox knows how to distill things down into the basics and has provided a great write-up for the novice reader to pick up the fundamental concepts.https://medium.com/media/f70872964335e3e71c75e579cfb5ba22/hrefWeekly Nano Update 2/18/19 was originally published in Nano on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.

Nano

19. 02. 19

Weekly Nano Update 2/18/19

Nano now on Wirex, Achieving Adoption in Venezuela funded, Dolphin RC#3 on Beta and Nano How 2Nano now on Wirex!body[data-twttr-rendered="true"] {background-color: transparent;}.twitter-tweet {margin: auto !important;}A great write-up from @wirexapp on the addition of $NANO to their platform. "Like Wirex, the team behind Nano endeavours to make money more efficient, for a more equal world - and we're delighted to be a part of those plans." https://t.co/jCZi7bh9Ne — @nanofunction notifyResize(height) {height = height ? height : document.documentElement.offsetHeight; var resized = false; if (window.donkey && donkey.resize) {donkey.resize(height); resized = true;}if (parent && parent._resizeIframe) {var obj = {iframe: window.frameElement, height: height}; parent._resizeIframe(obj); resized = true;}if (window.location && window.location.hash === "#amp=1" && window.parent && window.parent.postMessage) {window.parent.postMessage({sentinel: "amp", type: "embed-size", height: height}, "*");}if (window.webkit && window.webkit.messageHandlers && window.webkit.messageHandlers.resize) {window.webkit.messageHandlers.resize.postMessage(height); resized = true;}return resized;}twttr.events.bind('rendered', function (event) {notifyResize();}); twttr.events.bind('resize', function (event) {notifyResize();});if (parent && parent._resizeIframe) {var maxWidth = parseInt(window.frameElement.getAttribute("width")); if ( 500 < maxWidth) {window.frameElement.setAttribute("width", "500");}}We kicked off the week with the exciting announcement of the addition of Nano to leading payment platform Wirex.“The strategic integration with Wirex represents a milestone moment in bringing Nano into everyday use. Providing people with a simple method of buying, selling, exchanging and spending Nano is a strong step forward in our mission to establish Nano as the leading peer-to-peer digital currency,” said Nano Foundation’s Chief Operating Officer, George Coxon.The integration with the UK-based digital money platform allows the coin to be seamlessly spent across 40 million outlets around the world through the Wirex Visa card, creating the fastest decentralized bridge between cryptocurrency and real-world spendingPavel Matveev, CEO at Wirex said: “We are delighted to add Nano to our platform and empower its community to spend their money their way. It aligns with our mission to give our customers access to and control of their money, whenever and wherever they want, without any restriction or compromise.”New Venezuelan project funded at The Nano CenterWe saw the Achieving Adoption in Venezuela project reach full funding (with plenty to spare) on Thursday and it was met with great enthusiasm from the community. The project is designed to help raise the general awareness of the empowering nature of cryptocurrency, specifically Nano, in Venezuela. The community is excited to follow the efforts and have already demonstrated an eagerness to support the team on the ground in as many ways as they can!Dolphin RC#3 is on beta!The third Dolphin release candidate has arrived on the beta network earlier today and upgrades are already happening across nodes there. This new update brings some general bug fixes and better management for the unchecked table. For more details checkout announcement here.Reddit Thread of the week Nano How 2Nano How secures its place as the Reddit thread of the week for the second time running, this week covering blocks, hashes, and lattices. These concepts are central to the $NANO protocol, but unsurprisingly many people feel disconnected from the technological aspects of Nano due to the use of complicated language, industry jargon, and convoluted explanations.Fortunately, u/jayycox knows how to distill things down into the basics and has provided a great write-up for the novice reader to pick up the fundamental concepts.https://medium.com/media/f70872964335e3e71c75e579cfb5ba22/hrefWeekly Nano Update 2/18/19 was originally published in Nano on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.

Nano

19. 02. 19

Weekly Nano Update 2/18/19

Nano now on Wirex, Achieving Adoption in Venezuela funded, Dolphin RC#3 on Beta and Nano How 2Nano now on Wirex!body[data-twttr-rendered="true"] {background-color: transparent;}.twitter-tweet {margin: auto !important;}A great write-up from @wirexapp on the addition of $NANO to their platform. "Like Wirex, the team behind Nano endeavours to make money more efficient, for a more equal world - and we're delighted to be a part of those plans." https://t.co/jCZi7bh9Ne — @nanofunction notifyResize(height) {height = height ? height : document.documentElement.offsetHeight; var resized = false; if (window.donkey && donkey.resize) {donkey.resize(height); resized = true;}if (parent && parent._resizeIframe) {var obj = {iframe: window.frameElement, height: height}; parent._resizeIframe(obj); resized = true;}if (window.location && window.location.hash === "#amp=1" && window.parent && window.parent.postMessage) {window.parent.postMessage({sentinel: "amp", type: "embed-size", height: height}, "*");}if (window.webkit && window.webkit.messageHandlers && window.webkit.messageHandlers.resize) {window.webkit.messageHandlers.resize.postMessage(height); resized = true;}return resized;}twttr.events.bind('rendered', function (event) {notifyResize();}); twttr.events.bind('resize', function (event) {notifyResize();});if (parent && parent._resizeIframe) {var maxWidth = parseInt(window.frameElement.getAttribute("width")); if ( 500 < maxWidth) {window.frameElement.setAttribute("width", "500");}}We kicked off the week with the exciting announcement of the addition of Nano to leading payment platform Wirex.“The strategic integration with Wirex represents a milestone moment in bringing Nano into everyday use. Providing people with a simple method of buying, selling, exchanging and spending Nano is a strong step forward in our mission to establish Nano as the leading peer-to-peer digital currency,” said Nano Foundation’s Chief Operating Officer, George Coxon.The integration with the UK-based digital money platform allows the coin to be seamlessly spent across 40 million outlets around the world through the Wirex Visa card, creating the fastest decentralized bridge between cryptocurrency and real-world spendingPavel Matveev, CEO at Wirex said: “We are delighted to add Nano to our platform and empower its community to spend their money their way. It aligns with our mission to give our customers access to and control of their money, whenever and wherever they want, without any restriction or compromise.”New Venezuelan project funded at The Nano CenterWe saw the Achieving Adoption in Venezuela project reach full funding (with plenty to spare) on Thursday and it was met with great enthusiasm from the community. The project is designed to help raise the general awareness of the empowering nature of cryptocurrency, specifically Nano, in Venezuela. The community is excited to follow the efforts and have already demonstrated an eagerness to support the team on the ground in as many ways as they can!Dolphin RC#3 is on beta!The third Dolphin release candidate has arrived on the beta network earlier today and upgrades are already happening across nodes there. This new update brings some general bug fixes and better management for the unchecked table. For more details checkout announcement here.Reddit Thread of the week Nano How 2Nano How secures its place as the Reddit thread of the week for the second time running, this week covering blocks, hashes, and lattices. These concepts are central to the $NANO protocol, but unsurprisingly many people feel disconnected from the technological aspects of Nano due to the use of complicated language, industry jargon, and convoluted explanations.Fortunately, u/jayycox knows how to distill things down into the basics and has provided a great write-up for the novice reader to pick up the fundamental concepts.https://medium.com/media/f70872964335e3e71c75e579cfb5ba22/hrefWeekly Nano Update 2/18/19 was originally published in Nano on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.

Nano

19. 02. 19

Weekly Nano Update 2/18/19

Nano now on Wirex, Achieving Adoption in Venezuela funded, Dolphin RC#3 on Beta and Nano How 2Nano now on Wirex!body[data-twttr-rendered="true"] {background-color: transparent;}.twitter-tweet {margin: auto !important;}A great write-up from @wirexapp on the addition of $NANO to their platform. "Like Wirex, the team behind Nano endeavours to make money more efficient, for a more equal world - and we're delighted to be a part of those plans." https://t.co/jCZi7bh9Ne — @nanofunction notifyResize(height) {height = height ? height : document.documentElement.offsetHeight; var resized = false; if (window.donkey && donkey.resize) {donkey.resize(height); resized = true;}if (parent && parent._resizeIframe) {var obj = {iframe: window.frameElement, height: height}; parent._resizeIframe(obj); resized = true;}if (window.location && window.location.hash === "#amp=1" && window.parent && window.parent.postMessage) {window.parent.postMessage({sentinel: "amp", type: "embed-size", height: height}, "*");}if (window.webkit && window.webkit.messageHandlers && window.webkit.messageHandlers.resize) {window.webkit.messageHandlers.resize.postMessage(height); resized = true;}return resized;}twttr.events.bind('rendered', function (event) {notifyResize();}); twttr.events.bind('resize', function (event) {notifyResize();});if (parent && parent._resizeIframe) {var maxWidth = parseInt(window.frameElement.getAttribute("width")); if ( 500 < maxWidth) {window.frameElement.setAttribute("width", "500");}}We kicked off the week with the exciting announcement of the addition of Nano to leading payment platform Wirex.“The strategic integration with Wirex represents a milestone moment in bringing Nano into everyday use. Providing people with a simple method of buying, selling, exchanging and spending Nano is a strong step forward in our mission to establish Nano as the leading peer-to-peer digital currency,” said Nano Foundation’s Chief Operating Officer, George Coxon.The integration with the UK-based digital money platform allows the coin to be seamlessly spent across 40 million outlets around the world through the Wirex Visa card, creating the fastest decentralized bridge between cryptocurrency and real-world spendingPavel Matveev, CEO at Wirex said: “We are delighted to add Nano to our platform and empower its community to spend their money their way. It aligns with our mission to give our customers access to and control of their money, whenever and wherever they want, without any restriction or compromise.”New Venezuelan project funded at The Nano CenterWe saw the Achieving Adoption in Venezuela project reach full funding (with plenty to spare) on Thursday and it was met with great enthusiasm from the community. The project is designed to help raise the general awareness of the empowering nature of cryptocurrency, specifically Nano, in Venezuela. The community is excited to follow the efforts and have already demonstrated an eagerness to support the team on the ground in as many ways as they can!Dolphin RC#3 is on beta!The third Dolphin release candidate has arrived on the beta network earlier today and upgrades are already happening across nodes there. This new update brings some general bug fixes and better management for the unchecked table. For more details checkout announcement here.Reddit Thread of the week Nano How 2Nano How secures its place as the Reddit thread of the week for the second time running, this week covering blocks, hashes, and lattices. These concepts are central to the $NANO protocol, but unsurprisingly many people feel disconnected from the technological aspects of Nano due to the use of complicated language, industry jargon, and convoluted explanations.Fortunately, u/jayycox knows how to distill things down into the basics and has provided a great write-up for the novice reader to pick up the fundamental concepts.https://medium.com/media/f70872964335e3e71c75e579cfb5ba22/hrefWeekly Nano Update 2/18/19 was originally published in Nano on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.

Nano

19. 02. 19

Dolphin RC #3 Released

Our third Dolphin release candidate has arrived on the beta network, ready to be put through its paces by our developer community.New with this update are some general bug and build issue fixes and better management for unchecked table entries. For more details on the version 18 features, swim on over to our Dolphin Deep Dive or surf through the commits in the Github release.Help us testTo participate in testing on the beta network, visit https://beta.nano.org. For anyone with an existing node on beta please review the upgrade process details for information about impacts of the rai > nano renaming and database upgrades happening with Dolphin. We also encourage all beta node operators to join the #beta-net channel on Discord.Thanks to the efforts of all our community members who help Nano improve every single day!Change LogRelease V18.0RC3 (2019–02–18)Full ChangelogThe following changes are new with this version as compared to V18.0RC1 and V18.0RC2 change logs.Implemented enhancements:Cli debug online weight [#1744]Respond to keepalive messages within a TCP socket [#1742]Fix reported by TSAN issues [#1739]Update CLI — debug_validate_blocks to validate sideband data [#1735]Remove unnecessary cast [#1730]Cleanup unchecked table after each bootstrap attempt [#1724]Use cpack to build zip for win [#1706]adding support for rpm building [#1175]Fixed bugs:[ASAN] replace junk data with 0 for peer_put () [#1745][ASAN] don’t create more wallets in vote_minimum test [#1743]Fix some asan issues in tests [#1741]Initialize peer_information members [#1738]Make the sideband open block start at a height of 1 [#1737]block_store.sideband_height test [#1736]Update appveyor.yml [#1722]Update github issue template bug bounty info [#1720]Support both nano_ and rai_ prefixes for unit conversion RPCs [#1719]Fix uses of lambdas on GCC < 7.1.0 [#1715]Find pthread in CMakeLists.txt [#1714]Only blacklist the TSAN file when using clang compiler [#1713]Fix wallet import for old JSON files [#1712]Appveyor: fix building PRs during CI [#1710]Update missed rai:: references to nano:: [#1709]ipc: Handle rpc actions doing async ops [#1708]Dolphin RC #3 Released was originally published in Nano on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.

Nano

19. 02. 18

Dolphin RC #3 Released

Our third Dolphin release candidate has arrived on the beta network, ready to be put through its paces by our developer community.New with this update are some general bug and build issue fixes and better management for unchecked table entries. For more details on the version 18 features, swim on over to our Dolphin Deep Dive or surf through the commits in the Github release.Help us testTo participate in testing on the beta network, visit https://beta.nano.org. For anyone with an existing node on beta please review the upgrade process details for information about impacts of the rai > nano renaming and database upgrades happening with Dolphin. We also encourage all beta node operators to join the #beta-net channel on Discord.Thanks to the efforts of all our community members who help Nano improve every single day!Change LogRelease V18.0RC3 (2019–02–18)Full ChangelogThe following changes are new with this version as compared to V18.0RC1 and V18.0RC2 change logs.Implemented enhancements:Cli debug online weight [#1744]Respond to keepalive messages within a TCP socket [#1742]Fix reported by TSAN issues [#1739]Update CLI — debug_validate_blocks to validate sideband data [#1735]Remove unnecessary cast [#1730]Cleanup unchecked table after each bootstrap attempt [#1724]Use cpack to build zip for win [#1706]adding support for rpm building [#1175]Fixed bugs:[ASAN] replace junk data with 0 for peer_put () [#1745][ASAN] don’t create more wallets in vote_minimum test [#1743]Fix some asan issues in tests [#1741]Initialize peer_information members [#1738]Make the sideband open block start at a height of 1 [#1737]block_store.sideband_height test [#1736]Update appveyor.yml [#1722]Update github issue template bug bounty info [#1720]Support both nano_ and rai_ prefixes for unit conversion RPCs [#1719]Fix uses of lambdas on GCC < 7.1.0 [#1715]Find pthread in CMakeLists.txt [#1714]Only blacklist the TSAN file when using clang compiler [#1713]Fix wallet import for old JSON files [#1712]Appveyor: fix building PRs during CI [#1710]Update missed rai:: references to nano:: [#1709]ipc: Handle rpc actions doing async ops [#1708]Dolphin RC #3 Released was originally published in Nano on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.

Nano

19. 02. 18

Dolphin RC #3 Released

Our third Dolphin release candidate has arrived on the beta network, ready to be put through its paces by our developer community.New with this update are some general bug and build issue fixes and better management for unchecked table entries. For more details on the version 18 features, swim on over to our Dolphin Deep Dive or surf through the commits in the Github release.Help us testTo participate in testing on the beta network, visit https://beta.nano.org. For anyone with an existing node on beta please review the upgrade process details for information about impacts of the rai > nano renaming and database upgrades happening with Dolphin. We also encourage all beta node operators to join the #beta-net channel on Discord.Thanks to the efforts of all our community members who help Nano improve every single day!Change LogRelease V18.0RC3 (2019–02–18)Full ChangelogThe following changes are new with this version as compared to V18.0RC1 and V18.0RC2 change logs.Implemented enhancements:Cli debug online weight [#1744]Respond to keepalive messages within a TCP socket [#1742]Fix reported by TSAN issues [#1739]Update CLI — debug_validate_blocks to validate sideband data [#1735]Remove unnecessary cast [#1730]Cleanup unchecked table after each bootstrap attempt [#1724]Use cpack to build zip for win [#1706]adding support for rpm building [#1175]Fixed bugs:[ASAN] replace junk data with 0 for peer_put () [#1745][ASAN] don’t create more wallets in vote_minimum test [#1743]Fix some asan issues in tests [#1741]Initialize peer_information members [#1738]Make the sideband open block start at a height of 1 [#1737]block_store.sideband_height test [#1736]Update appveyor.yml [#1722]Update github issue template bug bounty info [#1720]Support both nano_ and rai_ prefixes for unit conversion RPCs [#1719]Fix uses of lambdas on GCC < 7.1.0 [#1715]Find pthread in CMakeLists.txt [#1714]Only blacklist the TSAN file when using clang compiler [#1713]Fix wallet import for old JSON files [#1712]Appveyor: fix building PRs during CI [#1710]Update missed rai:: references to nano:: [#1709]ipc: Handle rpc actions doing async ops [#1708]Dolphin RC #3 Released was originally published in Nano on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.

Nano

19. 02. 18

Dolphin RC #3 Released

Our third Dolphin release candidate has arrived on the beta network, ready to be put through its paces by our developer community.New with this update are some general bug and build issue fixes and better management for unchecked table entries. For more details on the version 18 features, swim on over to our Dolphin Deep Dive or surf through the commits in the Github release.Help us testTo participate in testing on the beta network, visit https://beta.nano.org. For anyone with an existing node on beta please review the upgrade process details for information about impacts of the rai > nano renaming and database upgrades happening with Dolphin. We also encourage all beta node operators to join the #beta-net channel on Discord.Thanks to the efforts of all our community members who help Nano improve every single day!Change LogRelease V18.0RC3 (2019–02–18)Full ChangelogThe following changes are new with this version as compared to V18.0RC1 and V18.0RC2 change logs.Implemented enhancements:Cli debug online weight [#1744]Respond to keepalive messages within a TCP socket [#1742]Fix reported by TSAN issues [#1739]Update CLI — debug_validate_blocks to validate sideband data [#1735]Remove unnecessary cast [#1730]Cleanup unchecked table after each bootstrap attempt [#1724]Use cpack to build zip for win [#1706]adding support for rpm building [#1175]Fixed bugs:[ASAN] replace junk data with 0 for peer_put () [#1745][ASAN] don’t create more wallets in vote_minimum test [#1743]Fix some asan issues in tests [#1741]Initialize peer_information members [#1738]Make the sideband open block start at a height of 1 [#1737]block_store.sideband_height test [#1736]Update appveyor.yml [#1722]Update github issue template bug bounty info [#1720]Support both nano_ and rai_ prefixes for unit conversion RPCs [#1719]Fix uses of lambdas on GCC < 7.1.0 [#1715]Find pthread in CMakeLists.txt [#1714]Only blacklist the TSAN file when using clang compiler [#1713]Fix wallet import for old JSON files [#1712]Appveyor: fix building PRs during CI [#1710]Update missed rai:: references to nano:: [#1709]ipc: Handle rpc actions doing async ops [#1708]Dolphin RC #3 Released was originally published in Nano on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.

Nano

19. 02. 18

Weekly Nano Update 2/11/19

Dolphin testing well on beta, Nano on Travala, Binance report and a guide to seeds and keys!Dolphin Release Candidate 2 on beta networkOur community of Nano beta testers has been feverishly putting Dolphin release candidate 2 through its paces ahead of the main release. Preliminary reports show Dolphin providing a distinct reduction in confirmation times, and we are excited to see how this performance improvement translates to the main network on general release.Swim on over to our Dolphin Deep Dive or surf through the commits in the Github release for more information on Nano node V18. To participate in testing on the beta network, visit https://beta.nano.org.All of your efforts are valuable and help us make Nano better with each release — thank you!You can book your holiday with Nanobody[data-twttr-rendered="true"] {background-color: transparent;}.twitter-tweet {margin: auto !important;}You can now book 550,000+ hotels worldwide with $NANO using the https://t.co/CL8FxAXFXS built in crypto payment gateway. Travel to 82,000+ destinations with your favourite #crypto #NANO #blockchain #travel #usecase #adoption @nano @ColinLeMahieu @NANO_Updates — @travalacomfunction notifyResize(height) {height = height ? height : document.documentElement.offsetHeight; var resized = false; if (window.donkey && donkey.resize) {donkey.resize(height); resized = true;}if (parent && parent._resizeIframe) {var obj = {iframe: window.frameElement, height: height}; parent._resizeIframe(obj); resized = true;}if (window.location && window.location.hash === "#amp=1" && window.parent && window.parent.postMessage) {window.parent.postMessage({sentinel: "amp", type: "embed-size", height: height}, "*");}if (window.webkit && window.webkit.messageHandlers && window.webkit.messageHandlers.resize) {window.webkit.messageHandlers.resize.postMessage(height); resized = true;}return resized;}twttr.events.bind('rendered', function (event) {notifyResize();}); twttr.events.bind('resize', function (event) {notifyResize();});if (parent && parent._resizeIframe) {var maxWidth = parseInt(window.frameElement.getAttribute("width")); if ( 500 < maxWidth) {window.frameElement.setAttribute("width", "500");}}Travala.com, a crypto-friendly hotel booking service, started offering their customers the ability to make payment using Nano this week. By utilizing the CoinGate merchant integration, Travala joins thousands of other merchants now offering the ability to pay in Nano for their services. CoinGate is a well-established payment platform offering convenient automatic settlement into fiat. This is a service useful for merchants wishing to avoid the current volatility found in cryptocurrencies.Network issues at BinanceOn Tuesday, we received reports of users incorrectly being credited Nano on their internal Binance accounts. After moving quickly to alert and work with Binance on identifying the source of the deposits, we were able to diagnose the issue and advise accordingly. For a full technical explanation of what happened, please consult our incident report.Thank you for your reports, patience, and understanding this week. We are committed to exploring ways to improve our service communication procedures as we move forward.Nano How — Thread of the weekSeeds, private keys, public keys, blocks, and signed blocks. Lost? Don’t worry, the vast majority of us are. Thankfully, among us, there are those with the rare skill to be able to translate and explain this type of information.Nano enthusiast and prolific prototype producer u/jayycox has released the first in a planned series of back to basics articles designed to discuss some of the underlying principals of the Nano protocol. With refreshing accessibility, the most non-tech literate users will be able to build on their knowledge of how the protocol works, starting this week with Seed/Keys.Weekly Nano Update 2/11/19 was originally published in Nano on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.

Nano

19. 02. 11

Weekly Nano Update 2/11/19

Dolphin testing well on beta, Nano on Travala, Binance report and a guide to seeds and keys!Dolphin Release Candidate 2 on beta networkOur community of Nano beta testers has been feverishly putting Dolphin release candidate 2 through its paces ahead of the main release. Preliminary reports show Dolphin providing a distinct reduction in confirmation times, and we are excited to see how this performance improvement translates to the main network on general release.Swim on over to our Dolphin Deep Dive or surf through the commits in the Github release for more information on Nano node V18. To participate in testing on the beta network, visit https://beta.nano.org.All of your efforts are valuable and help us make Nano better with each release — thank you!You can book your holiday with Nanobody[data-twttr-rendered="true"] {background-color: transparent;}.twitter-tweet {margin: auto !important;}You can now book 550,000+ hotels worldwide with $NANO using the https://t.co/CL8FxAXFXS built in crypto payment gateway. Travel to 82,000+ destinations with your favourite #crypto #NANO #blockchain #travel #usecase #adoption @nano @ColinLeMahieu @NANO_Updates — @travalacomfunction notifyResize(height) {height = height ? height : document.documentElement.offsetHeight; var resized = false; if (window.donkey && donkey.resize) {donkey.resize(height); resized = true;}if (parent && parent._resizeIframe) {var obj = {iframe: window.frameElement, height: height}; parent._resizeIframe(obj); resized = true;}if (window.location && window.location.hash === "#amp=1" && window.parent && window.parent.postMessage) {window.parent.postMessage({sentinel: "amp", type: "embed-size", height: height}, "*");}if (window.webkit && window.webkit.messageHandlers && window.webkit.messageHandlers.resize) {window.webkit.messageHandlers.resize.postMessage(height); resized = true;}return resized;}twttr.events.bind('rendered', function (event) {notifyResize();}); twttr.events.bind('resize', function (event) {notifyResize();});if (parent && parent._resizeIframe) {var maxWidth = parseInt(window.frameElement.getAttribute("width")); if ( 500 < maxWidth) {window.frameElement.setAttribute("width", "500");}}Travala.com, a crypto-friendly hotel booking service, started offering their customers the ability to make payment using Nano this week. By utilizing the CoinGate merchant integration, Travala joins thousands of other merchants now offering the ability to pay in Nano for their services. CoinGate is a well-established payment platform offering convenient automatic settlement into fiat. This is a service useful for merchants wishing to avoid the current volatility found in cryptocurrencies.Network issues at BinanceOn Tuesday, we received reports of users incorrectly being credited Nano on their internal Binance accounts. After moving quickly to alert and work with Binance on identifying the source of the deposits, we were able to diagnose the issue and advise accordingly. For a full technical explanation of what happened, please consult our incident report.Thank you for your reports, patience, and understanding this week. We are committed to exploring ways to improve our service communication procedures as we move forward.Nano How — Thread of the weekSeeds, private keys, public keys, blocks, and signed blocks. Lost? Don’t worry, the vast majority of us are. Thankfully, among us, there are those with the rare skill to be able to translate and explain this type of information.Nano enthusiast and prolific prototype producer u/jayycox has released the first in a planned series of back to basics articles designed to discuss some of the underlying principals of the Nano protocol. With refreshing accessibility, the most non-tech literate users will be able to build on their knowledge of how the protocol works, starting this week with Seed/Keys.Weekly Nano Update 2/11/19 was originally published in Nano on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.

Nano

19. 02. 11

Weekly Nano Update 2/11/19

Dolphin testing well on beta, Nano on Travala, Binance report and a guide to seeds and keys!Dolphin Release Candidate 2 on beta networkOur community of Nano beta testers has been feverishly putting Dolphin release candidate 2 through its paces ahead of the main release. Preliminary reports show Dolphin providing a distinct reduction in confirmation times, and we are excited to see how this performance improvement translates to the main network on general release.Swim on over to our Dolphin Deep Dive or surf through the commits in the Github release for more information on Nano node V18. To participate in testing on the beta network, visit https://beta.nano.org.All of your efforts are valuable and help us make Nano better with each release — thank you!You can book your holiday with Nanobody[data-twttr-rendered="true"] {background-color: transparent;}.twitter-tweet {margin: auto !important;}You can now book 550,000+ hotels worldwide with $NANO using the https://t.co/CL8FxAXFXS built in crypto payment gateway. Travel to 82,000+ destinations with your favourite #crypto #NANO #blockchain #travel #usecase #adoption @nano @ColinLeMahieu @NANO_Updates — @travalacomfunction notifyResize(height) {height = height ? height : document.documentElement.offsetHeight; var resized = false; if (window.donkey && donkey.resize) {donkey.resize(height); resized = true;}if (parent && parent._resizeIframe) {var obj = {iframe: window.frameElement, height: height}; parent._resizeIframe(obj); resized = true;}if (window.location && window.location.hash === "#amp=1" && window.parent && window.parent.postMessage) {window.parent.postMessage({sentinel: "amp", type: "embed-size", height: height}, "*");}if (window.webkit && window.webkit.messageHandlers && window.webkit.messageHandlers.resize) {window.webkit.messageHandlers.resize.postMessage(height); resized = true;}return resized;}twttr.events.bind('rendered', function (event) {notifyResize();}); twttr.events.bind('resize', function (event) {notifyResize();});if (parent && parent._resizeIframe) {var maxWidth = parseInt(window.frameElement.getAttribute("width")); if ( 500 < maxWidth) {window.frameElement.setAttribute("width", "500");}}Travala.com, a crypto-friendly hotel booking service, started offering their customers the ability to make payment using Nano this week. By utilizing the CoinGate merchant integration, Travala joins thousands of other merchants now offering the ability to pay in Nano for their services. CoinGate is a well-established payment platform offering convenient automatic settlement into fiat. This is a service useful for merchants wishing to avoid the current volatility found in cryptocurrencies.Network issues at BinanceOn Tuesday, we received reports of users incorrectly being credited Nano on their internal Binance accounts. After moving quickly to alert and work with Binance on identifying the source of the deposits, we were able to diagnose the issue and advise accordingly. For a full technical explanation of what happened, please consult our incident report.Thank you for your reports, patience, and understanding this week. We are committed to exploring ways to improve our service communication procedures as we move forward.Nano How — Thread of the weekSeeds, private keys, public keys, blocks, and signed blocks. Lost? Don’t worry, the vast majority of us are. Thankfully, among us, there are those with the rare skill to be able to translate and explain this type of information.Nano enthusiast and prolific prototype producer u/jayycox has released the first in a planned series of back to basics articles designed to discuss some of the underlying principals of the Nano protocol. With refreshing accessibility, the most non-tech literate users will be able to build on their knowledge of how the protocol works, starting this week with Seed/Keys.Weekly Nano Update 2/11/19 was originally published in Nano on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.

Nano

19. 02. 11

Incident report: v17.0 loca...

The following report details the two recent incidents of local block rollbacks on a small set of nodes. The incidents were made possible by the introduction of epoch blocks and resolved with the latest V17.1 release.Incident 1On January 14th at 11 pm GMT an invalid fork resolution attempt was detected between a distributed account-open epoch block and a send block, with this root block. It occurred on one of our internal nodes and on a handful of other nodes on the network, most notably the Canoe and Nanowat.ch representatives.During propagation of the epoch block across the network, the affected nodes went through a series of elections and rollback events related to invalid matching roots on the blocks (see root cause analysis below for more details on this). This caused a rollback of related blocks on the send block’s account to its predecessor from ~15.8 million to ~11.9 million, totaling approximately 3.9 million blocks (see chart below). Due to the design of the network, the few nodes affected stayed connected and were able to fully resync between 12–20 hours later without interference or updates.Incident 2On February 5th at 12 pm GMT we received multiple reports of unexpected deposits of Nano into users’ Binance accounts. We immediately requested Binance suspend deposits, withdrawals and trading, and later notified the community while working with Binance to diagnose the issue. It was discovered that older transactions were received again on their node during the process of resyncing. This issue was possible in V17.0 of the Nano node they were running and was triggered similar to the epoch block distribution issue mentioned above.Due to their particular wallet implementation, these old transactions were incorrectly credited to user accounts in their system. Binance has upgraded their nodes to V17.1, initially released on January 21st which resolves the epoch block related rollback issue, and is working to resolve the incorrect deposits that occurred on user accounts. We are also in the process of assisting them in a review and update of their wallet implementation of Nano. Normal operations for Binance will resume once the situation is fully resolved.Root cause analysis of the block rollbacksAfter thorough code reviews, we identified an issue where the node would incorrectly determine that two blocks conflicted. The node detects conflicts between blocks by comparing the block’s “root” for equality. For non-open blocks, its root is the hash of the previous block (block hash root). For account-open blocks, the root is the account numbers public key hash (account number root).The conflict detection code relies on the impossibility of having a block hash equal an account number’s public key hash. This impossibility exists because block hashes are random and it would not be possible to produce a public key hash for a chosen account number by the account signer since this would require deriving a private key from a public key. When epoch blocks were introduced, this impossibility no longer applied because an account can be opened by a signer other than the account signer, which is the epoch signer.So the following conditions must be in place for this issue to have the potential to occur:The issue can only happen when epoch-signer account-open epoch blocks are published; it cannot happen through normal network operations.This issue could not have happened before the commit on 2018–07–14 when epoch blocks were introduced, so only nodes V15.0 to V17.0 had the potential to be impacted.The account-open epoch block would have to have its root value match another block hash in the ledger.In addition to these conditions, a specific series of events had to occur to cause the incidents: some nodes would have to receive the epoch block before a majority of the network had seen it. Within this timeframe it must have sent a query out to at least one node that had not yet received the epoch block which would then have responded with the old block it thought was in conflict and this would have been added to the local election. Once both were in the election and the epoch block received sufficient quorum, it would initiate a rollback of the old block thinking this was necessary to fit the epoch block. Since this rollback was actually unnecessary as there is no conflict, subsequent bootstrapping would have inserted the old block again and the node would recover.ResolutionV17.1 was released to resolve the issue, preventing the node from seeing conflicts between roots that are account number public key hashes and roots that are block hashes. We have been in contact with Binance and other services and exchanges to verify they have upgraded their nodes to this latest version.It’s important to note: no double spend occurred on the network and the issue was not caused by the 17.0 to 17.1 upgrade.We want to provide confidence that in the future any key upgrades to the network will happen as broadly and quickly as possible, so we are reviewing our processes to ensure that we have streamlined communications in place for notifying and verifying exchanges and services of these releases going forward.We will also be following up with additional details and best practices around integrating Nano with exchanges and services in the coming weeks.Thank you for your patience as we’ve worked through the V17.1 release and upgrade process. We are currently testing our next Dolphin release and look forward to continuing improving the Nano network for everyone.Incident report: v17.0 local block rollback events and Binance incorrect deposits was originally published in Nano on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.

Nano

19. 02. 10

Incident report: v17.0 loca...

The following report details the two recent incidents of local block rollbacks on a small set of nodes. The incidents were made possible by the introduction of epoch blocks and resolved with the latest V17.1 release.Incident 1On January 14th at 11 pm GMT an invalid fork resolution attempt was detected between a distributed account-open epoch block and a send block, with this root block. It occurred on one of our internal nodes and on a handful of other nodes on the network, most notably the Canoe and Nanowat.ch representatives.During propagation of the epoch block across the network, the affected nodes went through a series of elections and rollback events related to invalid matching roots on the blocks (see root cause analysis below for more details on this). This caused a rollback of related blocks on the send block’s account to its predecessor from ~15.8 million to ~11.9 million, totaling approximately 3.9 million blocks (see chart below). Due to the design of the network, the few nodes affected stayed connected and were able to fully resync between 12–20 hours later without interference or updates.Incident 2On February 5th at 12 pm GMT we received multiple reports of unexpected deposits of Nano into users’ Binance accounts. We immediately requested Binance suspend deposits, withdrawals and trading, and later notified the community while working with Binance to diagnose the issue. It was discovered that older transactions were received again on their node during the process of resyncing. This issue was possible in V17.0 of the Nano node they were running and was triggered similar to the epoch block distribution issue mentioned above.Due to their particular wallet implementation, these old transactions were incorrectly credited to user accounts in their system. Binance has upgraded their nodes to V17.1, initially released on January 21st which resolves the epoch block related rollback issue, and is working to resolve the incorrect deposits that occurred on user accounts. We are also in the process of assisting them in a review and update of their wallet implementation of Nano. Normal operations for Binance will resume once the situation is fully resolved.Root cause analysis of the block rollbacksAfter thorough code reviews, we identified an issue where the node would incorrectly determine that two blocks conflicted. The node detects conflicts between blocks by comparing the block’s “root” for equality. For non-open blocks, its root is the hash of the previous block (block hash root). For account-open blocks, the root is the account numbers public key hash (account number root).The conflict detection code relies on the impossibility of having a block hash equal an account number’s public key hash. This impossibility exists because block hashes are random and it would not be possible to produce a public key hash for a chosen account number by the account signer since this would require deriving a private key from a public key. When epoch blocks were introduced, this impossibility no longer applied because an account can be opened by a signer other than the account signer, which is the epoch signer.So the following conditions must be in place for this issue to have the potential to occur:The issue can only happen when epoch-signer account-open epoch blocks are published; it cannot happen through normal network operations.This issue could not have happened before the commit on 2018–07–14 when epoch blocks were introduced, so only nodes V15.0 to V17.0 had the potential to be impacted.The account-open epoch block would have to have its root value match another block hash in the ledger.In addition to these conditions, a specific series of events had to occur to cause the incidents: some nodes would have to receive the epoch block before a majority of the network had seen it. Within this timeframe it must have sent a query out to at least one node that had not yet received the epoch block which would then have responded with the old block it thought was in conflict and this would have been added to the local election. Once both were in the election and the epoch block received sufficient quorum, it would initiate a rollback of the old block thinking this was necessary to fit the epoch block. Since this rollback was actually unnecessary as there is no conflict, subsequent bootstrapping would have inserted the old block again and the node would recover.ResolutionV17.1 was released to resolve the issue, preventing the node from seeing conflicts between roots that are account number public key hashes and roots that are block hashes. We have been in contact with Binance and other services and exchanges to verify they have upgraded their nodes to this latest version.It’s important to note: no double spend occurred on the network and the issue was not caused by the 17.0 to 17.1 upgrade.We want to provide confidence that in the future any key upgrades to the network will happen as broadly and quickly as possible, so we are reviewing our processes to ensure that we have streamlined communications in place for notifying and verifying exchanges and services of these releases going forward.We will also be following up with additional details and best practices around integrating Nano with exchanges and services in the coming weeks.Thank you for your patience as we’ve worked through the V17.1 release and upgrade process. We are currently testing our next Dolphin release and look forward to continuing improving the Nano network for everyone.Incident report: v17.0 local block rollback events and Binance incorrect deposits was originally published in Nano on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.

Nano

19. 02. 10

Dolphin RC #2 Released

The second Dolphin release candidate makes its way onto the beta networkThe second release candidate of our Dolphin release is now available for testing on the beta network.For more details on the version 18 features, swim on over to our Dolphin Deep Dive or surf through the commits in the Github release.Help us testTo participate in testing on the beta network, visit https://beta.nano.org. For anyone with an existing node on beta please review the upgrade process details for information about impacts of the rai > nano renaming and database upgrades happening with Dolphin. We also encourage all beta node operators to join the #beta-net channel on Discord.We are thankful to have such a passionate community of beta testers providing feedback and filing bug reports. All your efforts are valuable and help us make Nano better with each release — thank you!Change LogRelease V18.0RC2 (2019–02–05)Full ChangelogThe following changes are new with this version as compared to full V18.0RC1 change log.Implemented enhancements:Exclude miniupnpc install () [#1701]Factor out signature checker [#1700]Configurable timer clock type [#1699]Add alarm operations to memory stats RPC [#1694]Factor out block processor [#1692]CLI to clear online_weight & peers [#1689]Add missing beta/live network helper constants [#1693]Convert deserializers to use exceptions [#1584]Request confirmation faster for new blocks [#1518]Fixed bugs:Data race when upgrading sideband information [#1705]State blocks subtype check for RPC “process” [#1704]Deserializer changes in unchecked_info [#1703]Update .gitmodules to reflect branch change for LMDB [#1702]Sign windows [#1698]Build/debug beta [#1696]Fix handling non-UTF8 code pages on windows [#1695]Info.plist generation, out-of-src build support [#1686]Specify the path to the TSAN blacklist, to allow out-of-tree builds [#1655]Dolphin RC #2 Released was originally published in Nano on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.

Nano

19. 02. 08

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CoinBene NANO/BTC 1,219.84 398,066,692.85 Short cut
CoinEx NANO/USDT 1,220.39 201,240,596.76 Short cut
Binance NANO/BNB 1,227.40 85,366,048.13 Short cut
Coinall NANO/BTC 1,212.96 84,229,315.42 Short cut
Huobi Global NANO/BTC 1,080.68 35,811,918.25 Short cut
Bitinka NANO/USD 987.36 21,238,838.39 Short cut
Kucoin NANO/ETH 1,228.72 11,409,268.30 Short cut
HitBTC NANO/ETH 1,080.08 5,619,241.52 Short cut
Coindeal NANO/BTC 1,225.22 5,593,172.46 Short cut
MERCATOX NANO/DOGE 1,140.69 4,169,438.23 Short cut
OKEx NANO/ETH 1,353.07 2,460,956.41 Short cut
Gate.io NANO/BTC 1,221.36 1,491,704.39 Short cut
LiveCoin NANO/BTC 1,082.36 175,198.37 Short cut
Bit-Z NANO/BTC 1,216.36 13,842.21 Short cut
RightBTC NANO/BTC 10,295.63 102.96 Short cut
Huobi Korea NANO/ETH 1,214.84 0.00 Short cut
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Market of major crypto coins *2019년 11월 16일 last update

Bitcoin

BTC

9,909,738.16 KRW 2.69%

Ethereum

ETH

210,292.14 KRW 3.27%

Ripple

XRP

304.21 KRW 3.67%

Bitcoin Cash

BCH

310,521.80 KRW 4.85%

Tether

USDT

1,164.65 KRW 0.86%

Litecoin

LTC

67,332.01 KRW 3.30%

Binance Coin

BNB

23,678.27 KRW 4.39%

EOS

EOS

3,895.25 KRW 2.52%

Bitcoin SV

BSV

144,964.26 KRW 2.34%

Stellar

XLM

84.32 KRW 3.27%

TRON

TRX

21.70 KRW 4.57%

Cardano

ADA

51.32 KRW 2.18%

Monero

XMR

72,526.62 KRW 5.38%

Huobi Token

HT

4,277.11 KRW 3.68%

NEO

NEO

14,130.05 KRW 4.88%

Tezos

XTZ

1,348.90 KRW 6.27%

Dash

DASH

79,377.34 KRW 1.86%

Maker

MKR

700,023.15 KRW 7.93%

Ethereum Classic

ETC

5,344.60 KRW 4.17%

Ontology

ONT

966.66 KRW 6.55%