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NKN Monthly Report December...
NKN Happy New Year 2021 by TomHighlightsNKN Official Website revamped from ground upnConnect official release on Synology plug-in market for DSM 7.0nConnect wins commercial contract with ASUSTORSurge, 100% private P2P file sharing app, won NKN Foundation Annual AwardNKN live AMA with core team: video & transcriptsnMobile updated to 1.0.3 on both iOS and AndroidNKN 2020 Year in ReviewMainnet technical development updatesLatest Mainnet Stats January 5, 2021:💻 29,937 full consensus nodes🏭 147 ISPs or cloud providers🌐 38 countries & regionsThe latest stable release for mainnet is v2.0.7(https://github.com/nknorg/nkn/releases )NKN official website revamped from ground upNKN rolled out a totally revamped version of our official website on December 20, 2020! A brand new nkn.org with faster response, easier navigation, personalized features, and with your choice of local languages! This rejuvenated and modernized redesign is accomplished by our team and our community developer Christian Busch, and we’d like to thank everyone who has been sharing their feedback and suggestions through our official media channels since summer 2020. We hope that both old pals and new friends could enjoy this fresh website and we are always open to all sorts of opinions!Experience our new website today and send us your thoughts!nConnect official release on Synology plug-in market for DSM 7.0nConnect is released officially on Synology plug-in market on December 9, 2020. After months of rigorous testing and continuous enhancements by engineers of both parties, customers now can download nConnect in Synology plug-in market. As one of the first few apps supporting Synology’s latest version DSM 7.0, we will also be releasing nConnect on their mainstream DSM 6.2 version soon to enable all customers who are eager to try nConnect.For a better understanding of nConnect please read the following article:https://nkn.org/community/blog/nconnect-for-nas-secure-remote-access-to-files-and-apps/nConnect wins commercial contract with ASUSTOROn December 30th, NKN announced a successful commercial partnership with ASUSTOR, a NAS specialized branch founded by industry-pioneering ASUS. Under the agreement, NKN and ASUSTOR create a combination of best-in-class networking technology and leading NAS products, that grants a joint solution to provide customers with secure access to all of their personal data and services whenever and wherever they need.You can find nConnect on ASUSTOR in the following link:https://www.asustor.com/en/app_central/app_detail?id=1207&type&model=For more detail please visit:https://nkn.org/community/blog/nkn-signs-commercial-partnership-with-asustor/Surge, 100% private p2p file sharing app, won NKN Foundation Annual AwardThe long-waited Surge, a fast and secure P2P file sharing software based solely on the NKN blockchain network, developed by our community team @Rule110 has finally launched its Beta version in the very last month of 2020.Surge is the winner of NKN foundation 2020 special award, with a price of 2 million NKN tokens, for it not only provides a secure connection and environment but also ensures a stunningly fast downloading speed.Experience Surge immediately through @Rule 110’s official website:https://github.com/rule110-io/surgeNKN live AMA with core teamOur last AMA to wrap up 2020 was live on December 16th. In this video AMA, NKN’s founding team talked about the recent businesses successes with Synology and shares the technology behind it. In almost 50 minutes of Q&A, the founding team answered all questions that we gathered from our community, as well as from the live chat on YouTube.If you missed the AMA, we have prepared a Q&A highlights for you in the following link:https://forum.nkn.org/t/december-2020-nkn-ama-q-a-highlights/2521or you can also watch the full video on our official YouTube channel:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=71S2tJ2I-UcnMobile updated to v.1.0.3 in both iOS and AndroidWe kept on making nMobile a better communication tool for everyone.nMobile 1.0.3 iOS:Added remote notification support for Android FCM so that you can receive notification from across devicesFixed critical crash bug when switching app from back to foregroundReduced UI slotters on message list pageSimplified user interactionsnMobile 1.0.3 Android:Remote notification support by Android FCMSynchronized connection to NKN logic when optimizing dart modeFixed dart exception codeSimplified user interactionTry nMobile today and share your opinions and thoughts with us!Apple App Store: https://apps.apple.com/us/app/nmobile/id1499487381Google Play Store: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.nkn.mobile.appProduct demo video: https://youtu.be/bDh7CUvnqW0 1bug report and feature suggestions:https://forum.nkn.org/t/nmobile-1-0-community-feedback/2344NKN 2020 year in reviewTime does fly and it is already the moment to wrap up the year with a review of 2020. It was indeed a tough year for everyone, but fortunately we had been successful in both technology advancement and business development. NKN had launched our core products such as nMobile and nConnect on top of the dataRide platform, and won two commercial partnerships with Synology and ASUSTOR. We are also under consideration by Coinbase Custody, and actively traded on Uniswap as one of the most vibrant DeFi exchanges. We went through difficulties and challenges, but we’re striving towards progress and goals.For a detailed year review, please read:https://forum.nkn.org/t/nkn-2020-year-in-review/2528About NKNHome: https://nkn.org/Email: email@example.comTelegram: https://t.me/nknorgTwitter: https://twitter.com/NKN_ORGBlog: https://blog.nkn.orgForum: https://forum.nkn.orgMedium: https://medium.com/nknetworkLinkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/company/nknetwork/Github: https://github.com/nknorgDiscord: https://discord.gg/yVCWmkCYouTube: http://www.youtube.com/c/NKNORGNKN Monthly Report December 2020 was originally published in #NKN on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.
21. 01. 07
NKN signs commercial partne...
San Mateo, CA, 30 December 2020 — NKN, a rising network infrastructure and service provider, and ASUSTOR, a NAS specialized branch founded by industry-pioneering ASUS in 2011, today announced their commercial partnership that combines NKN’s best-in-class technology and ASUSTOR’s leading NAS products.Under the agreement, NKN and ASUSTOR are launching a joint solution to provide customers with secure access to all of their personal data and services whenever and wherever they need.“We are excited to be partnering with ASUSTOR to provide them with our nConnect, which under a NAS related case, grants a secure connection to your private data and services wherever you’d like to access them. Working with ASUSTOR, we are now providing access to personal data and services, also impacting the importance and convenience of a secure remote access to files and applications to many more people who are concerned about how to bring along their private data with a guaranteed security.” Says Bruce Li, Co-Founder, NKN.“We have great faith in NKN as our trusted partner. Their fast, secure and affordable nConnect solution was well developed and polished. We look forward to working with NKN and delivering significant value to our clients by combining nConnect with our NAS devices. ” Says Anderson Chiang, senior PM, ASUSTOR Inc.By virtually connecting NKN’s innovative secure file and service remote access with ASUSTOR’s devoted NAS devices, the collaboration stands for a step-change in the way both businesses address the longing needs of the market.Where to find nConnect on ASUSTORClick in the following link to download https://www.asustor.com/en/app_central/app_detail?id=1207&type&model=About NKNFounded in 2018 by a group of entrepreneurs and engineers with many years of innovating in networking and blockchain technology, NKN has built the largest shared and decentralized network of up to 30,000 servers globally. NKN offers the indispensable networking infrastructure for Web3.0, by providing server-less communication with the utmost security and privacy. Together, we can build the better Internet of the future.About ASUSTORA specialist in NAS, concentrating on design and integration on NAS related software and hardware. ASUSTOR established in August 2011, with direct investment from ASUS, one of the leading brands in the electronic hardware industry.NKN signs commercial partnership with ASUSTOR was originally published in #NKN on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.
20. 12. 30
NKN 2020 Year in Review
NKN 2020 Year in ReviewOverview2020 has been a tough year for everyone. The global pandemic struck us unexpectedly and has changed our lives in many aspects. However, the lockdown and travel ban have brought us to a new subject: We have probably underestimated how far the Internet has gone to become the crucial part of our daily life. Working, shopping, working-out, entertaining at home, none of these would be possible if we did not have a reliable and accessible Internet. Humankind now relies on it more than we could ever imagine.Therefore, building the new era for Web 3.0 seems to be an even more important thing to all of us. The pandemic does not only create problems but also heighten opportunities.Fortunately, all the hard work had paid off. NKN concludes 2020 on a very high note, with quite a few business and technology achievements. we had launched our core products such as nMobile and nConnect on top of the dataRide platform, and won two strategy partnerships with Synology and ASUSTOR. We are also under consideration by Coinbase Custody and actively traded on Uniswap as one of the most vibrant DeFi exchanges. We went through difficulties and problems, but we’re striving towards progression and goals.Technology and ProductsThis year, we achieved technology advancements, expanded network growths, and also brought two major products to light.We’ve fulfilled our goal as the largest blockchain network in the world with an average of over 30,000 nodes on our network. Nodes do fluctuate, but our highest score of the year was at 34,000 nodes in a live production network.We launched nMobile at the beginning of August, an instant messaging tool based on NKN’s blockchain powered distributed communication system. With e2e encryption, true private key, local data storage and decentralized identity as its true nature, nMobile earns better trust and confidence than several popular chat apps that are already on the market.nConnect, another major product that we released in 2020 proved its unique advantage through major commercial success. Two leading enterprises in the NAS industry, Synology and ASUSTOR, signed a strategy partnership with NKN in October and December this year on each other’s heels. nConnect provides the solution to remotely access files and apps in NAS, with a standout combination of security, speed and affordability with easy integration.CommercializationAs mentioned above, NKN signed two business contracts with top tier NAS vendor Synology and ASUSTOR with our product nConnect. The apps are available for download in respective NAS vendors’ app market, and boast a subscription based revenue model.With these partnerships, customers of both Synology and ASUSTOR will now have an easy solution that grants them to keep their data within their home/ enterprise network far from predators, while still being able to securely access them from any remote location. As one of the first few software to support Synology DSM version 7.0, nConnect has attracted quite a lot of interest and many demands to go on the legacy 6.2 version where more clients rely on.Token and ExchangesIn 2020, we are continuing our exploration to new crypto exchanges for NKN token holders around the world.In July this year, we supported trading on Uniswap, one of the leading decentralized exchanges of DeFi. Later in October, we are being considered by Coinbase Custody, one of the most trusted custody of digital assets in the world. We are currently working with different US based exchanges and making progressions towards eventual listing.Vision of the FutureWe made quite a few accomplishments in 2020, yet we do not stop here. 2020 has improbably emphasized and reinforced the importance of the Internet to us all, we’d like to see it as a silver lining in the clouds of the pandemic. In the coming year, we plan to optimize our products and technology while pushing more on the marketing and commercial side to gain more customer base, recognition and business success. Our updated roadmap beyond 2020 illustrates some of the directions we are taking, and the bigger ambitions we have.CommunityOur community is something that we value greatly. We could not achieve as much without the support and love from them.In mid of December, Surge, an evolutional P2P file sharing client of 100% anonymous, secure and decentralized nature, was launched. It is an amazing work from our community developer team @Rule 110 and uses the NKN blockchain network for all communication. They are amazing developers with devotion and creativity! Therefore Surge won the NKN Foundation Special Award 2020 and 2 million NKN tokens.We are more than thankful to all of the members of our community and we truly believe that a new Internet better than ever is for us to build together.At the very end of this review, we wish you all a very happy holiday and a wonderful coming year!NKN 2020 Year in Review was originally published in #NKN on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.
20. 12. 28
Transcripts: December 2020 ...
You can also watch the full Video AMA on our official YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=71S2tJ2I-UcWhat was all bad about the old Internet?Yilun: I wouldn’t say the Internet is wrong or bad today. Generally, when we design a system like the Internet, we always make some assumptions, and we build a system that is best within those assumptions. However, not all early assumptions could still remain valid today. For example, many parts of the Internet were designed assuming that participants are all honest, without considering any attackers. Therefore, malicious messages sent out from a DNS server will possibly be trusted by other DNS servers, and they will update or broadcast them. We have seen these attacks or say accidents in the past and know how they could cause huge trouble to the whole Internet. We also know that a lot of protocols before 2000 or 2010 have no security guarantee in the transport layer assuming that no one is in the middle trying to capture or modify the package. Obviously, history has already proved all these assumptions wrong.Another thing is the IP address, the most popular way of addressing the node in the Internet today is IPv4. People assumed that 32bit would be enough for good, but it actually turned up to be used up only in 20 or 30 years but IPv6 still needs decades until it could actually be widely adopted as a mainstream solution.So, we could see that many assumptions were broken. However I would not define it as bad or wrong, I would see them as problems that we need to solve in order to build a more usable, stable, and secure Internet that we’d like to have today.Yanbo: I think we do not want to judge whether the Internet is bad or good. I think the Internet is always going through self-evolution. As time changes, new requirements and features will appear and the Internet will always adapt to them. Elaborating on these thoughts, NKN is just a part of the Internet, a step to evolution or revolution. Instead of changing “bad” or “old” Internet, it’s just a natural step.Bruce: I’ll add a last point regarding centralization and decentralization, also about the economic incentives. One of the first few food delivery businesses, called waiter.com, was located right next to our office. Many years ago, I saw a Porsche 911 on their parking lot probably belonging to one of their founders. However, all the other cars parked there were like the cheapest and beaten up Soviet Lada cars belonging to those delivery guys.When you have a total centralized system, there’s only a few who can benefit. It is not bad, but a much fairer and appealing way would be decentralization: where benefits are more evenly distributed or at least everyone can share the success of a system.So, in our NKN network, miners are individual entrepreneurs and NKN run nodes only count as a very small part. If nConnect becomes successful, benefits go directly to the miners. Everyone participates and wins together.Can you give us some more intel on Coinbase’s progression?Bruce: We cannot say much until it’s official. However, we do keep regular updates with Coinbase, and we are working with different teams within Coinbase as they do have separate business departments. As some of you might already know, we are under consideration by the Coinbase Custody. They do have Coinbase Pro or Coinbase exchange, but the good news is they all use the same process and standard of evaluating projects. We’re not there yet, but I think we are making satisfactory progress.Could you explain in detail about the difference between nMobile and nMobile PRO?Yanbo: The name might be confusing to some of our users. It may look like nMobile PRO seems to be an enhanced version of nMobile. However, nMobile and nMobile PRO are totally different. nMobile is 100% open source and meant for communication purpose, which means it contains d-chat and our wallet.However, nMobile PRO is made for enterprise purpose, where we integrated nCDN, nConnect features. So, the easy way to separate them is nMobile PRO is more targeted to enterprise, nConnect users, and nCDN miners.A lot of effort has gone into the recent Synology contract and integration. Do you have other NAS vendors in the works or at any stage of business development? If so, can you give any details about them?Bruce: we already announced our coming partnership with ASUSTOR at the very beginning of this AMA, so I guess all of you knew that.We don’t stop there, we have at least one leading enterprise in the pipeline for now. so our goal is to capture the 3 out of top 5 NAS vendors, that is our ambition and we can say that we’re not far from our goal.Have there been any further developments with new nCDN customers?Bruce: We started with iQIYI earlier this year and we’ve already gone through a few billing cycles. In the meantime, we are not putting too much focus on nCDN due to its unique characteristics. First of all, it is very unique to the Chinese market, where the price of CDN overall is very low. Even with NKN’s very low cost base, it will not be very viable when it comes to the international market. Secondly, nCDN does not have a native connection as nConnect service has, as in nConnect miners will be paid directly, where transaction happens only between users and miners. For the nCDN services, we still need to convert payments and that is not the kind of model we’d like to go with. We’d like to integrate with NKN blockchain in a tighter way so we’ll be working to find a better way both for profitability and integration. Our main effort will be slightly shifted towards nConnect for now, since it shows a very unique benefit as it is tightly integrated with NKN’s network and is expected to bring more miners and revenues in the coming months.Any future plans business wise/commercially?Bruce: I’ll lightly touch on the business side in the presentation. From what we have seen in the NAS vendors, it is very clear that we are able to capture the very top of the market. We do have a unique competitiveness there. NAS itself is a very good market, the size of the total market is about 20 billion dollars globally. Of course, nConnect is the remote access part, so we would be a fraction of that. But as long as we could capture that fraction, it will generate very good revenue for 2021 for the NKN ecosystem and especially for the miners.But we will keep on developing more revenue streams and that’s why Yilun was mentioning our strong effort in developing C++ SDK because it helps to solve two problems: first of all, iOS app problems will be fixed as with C++ we can enable a very efficient Apple implementation; and secondly, with C++ we can push to smaller IoT devices. If we look into the home devices, NAS is probably high-end. They have enough CPU and memory to run nConnect pretty fine, but if we go down to the next level such as smart cameras, doorbells or even thermometers, then we have more limitations in terms of processing power, memory and disk. That’s where the C++ SDK together with a lighter client can enable us to go into those smaller devices. And that will open up an even larger business opportunity for us.The official website has been recently redesigned, could you elaborate a bit on your idea of this update? Also, is this an attempt to focus a little bit more on marketing in the future plans?Bruce: Yes, we did put a lot of effort in the renewal of our website. Suzy and our marketing team have been working very closely with our developer team in the past months to complete this new website with refreshed look, better navigation and more information.When we first started the project years ago, Yanbo, Yilun and I had an idea of how the project should be and we did not focus much on the “beauty” of the website, so it was not updated much during these times. I’m actually really thankful to our marketing team and our developer Chris for this total revamp, since not a single code was recycled from the old website and we did everything from scratch.In terms of branding, we actually have something that we’ve been discussing for a while: how can we distinguish the identity of nkn.org, as a community project or a non-profit foundation, from the NKN company, which is commercial for profit enterprise.So, up to now it serves well to combine the two in one place, but soon I think we might have to separate these two to avoid confusion or misunderstanding at certain point. We haven’t figured out the best way to do the separation but I think this will definitely be one of our big topics among the team and our community developers in 2021. If the community or anyone of you have any good ideas, please feel free to contact us and share your opinions.Yanbo: we’ll also have some technical solution to solve the “sometimes laggy” website rendering problem with Chris and Yilun.What are your future marketing and communication plans?Bruce: There are two different parts, we have nkn.org (the token side) and a business side.For the business side, we have nConnect that is still in the very first stage where we do business developments with enterprises such as Synology and ASUSTOR, a B2B sales process. Our sales team will handle these.Then once the service goes live, we start to deal with consumers, which means B2C. And that is also where we start to see the marketing. Suzy and the team in China have been working on how to attract more users. There are two ways, we could go to places where the NAS owners communicate and try to grab their attention, or we could also collaborate with our entrepreneur partners to promote our products together.We will also start with targeted keyword search advertising, related keywords on major search engines can actually attract targeted users who search for a solution.Aside from the product side, we have the NKN token side. We have been working with media platforms such as CoinDesk, Crypto Briefing, Coin Telegraph and etc. We try to get more editorial articles posted and we plan to work with more influencers to do more video interviews. That’s our plan to enhance the recognition of NKN.We do hope that these two pronged effort will help each other. Especially in the crypto world, bigger news only happens when you both have a trustworthy crypto project that also has a partnership with a leading enterprise from the non-crypto world.Your thoughts on Surge dApp?Yanbo: In fact, I like Surge very much. It is almost the top two software that I’d like to make based on the NKN network. The Rule110 team did such an amazing job that it has much more advantages compared to products that are already on the market. I did a lot of testing on Surge; it is still a Beta version, but it has a great potential to serve the mass market in the future. Also, let me announce that we do have an incentive from our NKN foundation to give out for this great software and further announcements will be made before Christmas.Bruce: congratulations on the great Beta launch of Surge! I also use it pretty much every day and I personally think it beats all the products already on the market. And yes, we do have a merry Christmas gift for the team Rule 110 and further announcements will be done soon.Yilun: I’d like to add something from the technology aspect to those people who are not familiar with this technology. Surge is not only a useful product but also has a challenging technology behind it. Personally, as someone in the field I’m super excited to know about the design, implementation details about Surge. It is definitely a challenging task and also a very ambitious one to build a software like Surge. I really appreciate the team for realizing such an amazing job in a short time. I believe that Surge will have a solid user base if they keep on with their awesome job. I’d like to insist that I really enjoyed Surge and I think it fills in as a missing puzzle to our NKN ecosystem. Great job everyone!Do you consider to expand both the number of community built dapps and developers? If so, then by what means?Bruce: I think as Yanbo and Yilun already mentioned, we cannot or do not want to “buy” developers. We used to have “bounty” given out but apparently it did not work in the way we’d expected. We’d like to attract people with internal motivation. And as NKN foundation, we are willing to provide support and incentives whenever we can, but it’s definitely not so much about hanging out carrots in front of everyone since it might not give the right incentive that we initially hoped for.Yanbo: Yes, and let me emphasize, we always value quality more than quantity.Any future partnerships or mutually created products with other blockchain projects?Bruce: I think 2020 has been a difficult year for a lot of projects. We did not have much chance to meet with a lot of the teams in person due to the lockdown. However, we are in contact with some of the amazing projects, for example in the past we had a lot of contacts with IoTeX regarding the IoT side. That’s still an ongoing opportunity, with our C++ SDK, we should be able to support their future generation of security webcam.And we are also looking for other opportunities, like improving the liquidity and activities on Uniswap. We’ll keep you all updated with announcements when new partnerships and collaborations materializes.The Ethereum dev ecosystem is flourishing, have you considered to tap into that community and attract developers that highly value the principles of decentralization?Yilun: Yes of course, if we have a chance to attract the Ethereum community and developers that’d be great. But first let me explain a little about NKN if you’re not familiar. Ethereum and most of the blockchain are focused on the on-chain part, which includes smart contracts or specifically anything that’s related to transactions. However, NKN is more focused on the off-chain part. Therefore, the ecosystem, application that we and our community built are all off-chain products. Which further means that we do not see transactions as the core part. So, I would say compared to what we are building, Ethereum’s apps are closer to traditional applications.How’s the team?Yilun: Basically, since I live in Silicon Valley, I would say the situation here is still quite tense due to the global epidemic. I have been staying, working, playing, doing everything at home for almost a year. I didn’t have much chance to go out for groceries or enjoy an outdoor vacation. And my lifestyle has changed a lot as you can see from my hair, uncut or growing quite wild😊 But I tried a lot of things or services I did not touch before. Somehow, I think this lifestyle works for me, and I think I’m pretty used to it now. 2020 taught us how the Internet has become one of the most important parts of our lives. Only with the Internet, we can do a lot of things remotely. And I would also take this as a proof that NKN has more opportunity because connection between people, things, and the world securely is our most fundamental goal.Bruce: With winter coming, I think the spike of the pandemic is coming back somehow in some of the areas. We’ll probably be still adapting to this mode for a while. But on the other hand, when looking back at 2020, we did achieve quite a lot. And if we look outside the world, SpaceX had launched their crew dragon and cargo dragon, and also Starship was pretty successful, AND Taylor swift released two studio albums in one year which she had never been able to do before. I think we all can achieve a lot even in a pandemic, it is not an excuse to be made. We pushed forward some contracts and released a few products in 2020, but it is not enough. In 2021, we’ll do better. We don’t see the pandemic only as a problem but also as an opportunity. That’d be my new year’s resolution for 2021.Yanbo: 2020 is definitely a tough year for everyone. But I’m still very proud that by the end of this year, especially in December, we have two of our most important products released: Surge from the community and nConnect. There are still things that we could improve and optimize, but we already did a good job to make everything work! In the next year, we have a very full schedule to fulfill and a lot of partnership to develop. I hope you all have a bright future next year and take care of yourself!Transcripts: December 2020 NKN AMA was originally published in #NKN on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.
20. 12. 24
NKN Foundation 2020 Special...
Just in time for the holiday season, NKN foundation is pleased to announce Surge as the winner of our special award of the year 2020! The community developer team @rule110, who built Surge, will receive an award of 2 million NKN tokens. This year was very tough for every one of us but at least we can rejoice in the timely launch of the most significant and ambitious web 3.0 application ever built on top of NKN network and blockchain to date!Surge is a new and special P2P file sharing client that is 100% anonymous, secure and decentralized. It uses NKN blockchain network for all communication — be it publishing new file listing or file transfer itself. Consisting of more than 30,000+ relay nodes, NKN network allows Surge to completely avoid the use of direct TCP/IP connection between recipient and sender — that way we can guarantee that neither the sender, nor the receiver nor anybody else can see from where a file is coming from and where it is being delivered to. The additional hop-2-hop encryption makes it impossible to intercept any data transmission.The open Beta has been launched for a week, we could see a lot of positive feedback both from members of our community and from groups or individuals who share an interest in P2P file sharing. More than 30 concurrent clients were monitored on the very launch day, which proves a very possible bright future of bringing Surge to mass adoption. And Surge has gained more than 250 upvotes in 24 hours, after successfully launching on Product Hunt.Surge is definitely built with the latest and coolest tech out there but building a P2P client wasn’t at all easy. It required months of intensive hard work with a full devotion of our community developer team @Rule110.When asked of the original idea for Surge, Christian Busch, a member of team @Rule110 states:“when we talk about sharing files in a peer-to-peer network there is always a downside many people complain about: the lack of anonymity and security. The main problem here is that the IP addresses of both sender and recipient will always be exposed. You can use a proxy server or VPN services to cover your identity but you will always need to trust a third party provider for that. When it comes to security some file transfer applications utilize end-to-end encryption but due to their centralized approach they are still susceptible to various attacks such as man in the middle or DDoS attacks.Tldr: Modern file sharing can be reasonably secure but never anonymous. ☺So, we decided to disrupt P2P file sharing, with Surge and we can actually prove and claim that Surge is 100% anonymous, secure and decentralized.”NKN foundation truly values our amazing community and especially our members’ devotion and creativity. Therefore this is the biggest award NKN Foundation has given out to date. As our founder Yanbo Li commented“Surge is not only a super useful application, but also is a very beautiful application. I’m amazed at the high quality and sleek user experience of the software even at the public beta stage. The tight integration of Surge with NKN network makes it unique and hard to beat.And I can say without doubt that it is better than any popular P2P file sharing apps like BitTorrent.”Together, we can make web 3.0 applications better than centralized web 2.0 monopolies of today, and rebuild the new internet better than it has ever been.Surge is built simple yet with solid and beautiful building blocks: Golang as backend, vue.js & wails for frontend and the NKN blockchain for all transactions. All the code is open source and available on GitHub.Surge is still on open Beta and welcomes any encouraging feedback or experts’ opinions. Please feel free to drop a message for the team at their official twitter @Rule110 or Surge’s official page: https://surge.rule110.ioNKN Foundation 2020 Special Award goes to Surge! was originally published in #NKN on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.
20. 12. 22
NKN Monthly Report November...
HighlightsNKN getting ready for the new website launchNKN partners with Google and Searce for hybrid SaaS solutionNKN 1-click full node deployment updated on AWS and Digital OceannMobile updated to 1.0.3 on iOS and 1.0.2 for AndroidnConnect running final test before releasing on Synology NAS marketUpcoming: Video AMA with founding team in December 2020Mainnet technical development updatesLatest Mainnet Stats December 6, 2020:💻 32,916 full consensus nodes🏭 152 ISPs or cloud providers🌐 40 countries & regionsThe latest stable release for mainnet is v2.0.7(https://github.com/nknorg/nkn/releases )NKN getting ready for the new website launchFor those who have been following along, we’re pretty sure you’ve already met our redesigned website last Friday: Stunningly beautiful and stuffed with useful contents!We have to give November a large portion of the credit, since a lot of discussion and touches were done in this exact month! We hope you enjoyed our new Official website, and we are always open to any suggestions or comments! Feel free to leave your thoughts on our forum and contribute for a better nkn.org.NKN partners with Google and Searce for hybrid SaaS solutionNKN team is thrilled to bring a new hybrid SaaS model to the world together with Google Cloud and Searce as our collaborating partners! This new solution enables users of Google Cloud to run NKN Commercial, a Google Cloud Marketplace application which enables building of a horizontally scalable networking SaaS infrastructure that can reach a tunable balance of service quality as well as operational cost.For more details, please visit NKN’s official blog.https://nkn.org/community/blog/nkn-offers-nkn-commercial-on-google-cloud-marketplace/NKN 1-click full node deployment updated on AWS and Digital OceanOur team has updated the 1-click full nodes deployment on both AWS and Digital Ocean to their latest version in November. Both updates now list NKN Commercial software, which includes not only the NKN full node itself, but also several value added services such as nConnect and nCDN. Miners can now earn more than just NKN mining rewards.You can find the 1-click NKN Commercial deployment in respective marketplace:https://marketplace.digitalocean.com/apps/nkn-commercialhttps://aws.amazon.com/marketplace/pp/NKNorg-NKN-Commercial/B07PWJ69BFnMobile updated to 1.0.3 on iOS and 1.0.2 for AndroidWe definitely devote ourselves to nMobile development more than anyone can imagine. The latest version of nMobile has been updated to 1.0.3 on iOS and 1.0.2 for Android. One major new feature is push notification, which is critical for a real time communication tool. Crash bug at background mode has been fixed and user interfaces are improved for better usability. With regular and consistent updates, we do believe that nMobile will eventually be your first choice of secure communication.nConnect running final test before releasing in Synology MarketnConnect will be live on Synology plugin market during the first half of December! Determined to bring the best experiences to our customers, we have improved our user manual, added different choices of user language and arranged more payment methods for convenience. If you are a Synology NAS owner, try out our nConnect to enable a secure and fast remote access service on your NAS device today. Or if you are new to the whole thing, our blog is always there to help you get started!An easy approach to nConnect can be found here:https://nkn.org/community/blog/nconnect-for-nas-secure-remote-access-to-files-and-apps/Upcoming: Video AMA with founding team in December 2020We’re planning to end the year 2020 with a video AMA with our founding team in December! In this event, we’re going to start with an in-depth discussion of our product nConnect and our new collaboration with Synology, and followed by a lively Q&A about our team, project, industry or Web 3.0 as a whole are welcome!Specific date and time will be further informed ONLY in our official channels such as forum, and blog.submit your questions beforehand here:https://forum.nkn.org/t/an-upcoming-live-ama-session-with-nkn-founding-team-in-december-2020/2476and make sure to tune in for the answers!About NKNHome: https://nkn.org/Email: firstname.lastname@example.orgTelegram: https://t.me/nknorgTwitter: https://twitter.com/NKN_ORGBlog: https://blog.nkn.orgForum: https://forum.nkn.orgMedium: https://medium.com/nknetworkLinkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/company/nknetwork/Github: https://github.com/nknorgDiscord: https://discord.gg/yVCWmkCYouTube: http://www.youtube.com/c/NKNORGNKN Monthly Report November 2020 was originally published in #NKN on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.
20. 12. 10
Upvote Surge on Product Hun...
Launched by rule110 team today on Product Hunt, Surge is a new alternative to Bit Torrent, designed to be 100% secure, 100% decentralized, and 100% anonymous. And the client and network are both 100% open sourced and owned by the community: so full transparency and no adware or malware. It has a modern and sleek user interface, and very fast in downloading large files across the globe.Please give it a try and upvote on Product Hunt:https://www.producthunt.com/posts/surge-7To learn about the magic behind Surge, check out:https://surge.rule110.io/Upvote Surge on Product Hunt: 100% decentralized & secure P2P file sharing client was originally published in #NKN on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.
20. 12. 09
NKN is rolling out our new ...
NKN is updating our Official website for all of our users, developers, customers and business partners! The new nkn.org is a rejuvenated and modernized website that is faster, easier to navigate, more personalized with your favorite features and your choice of local language.We had come a long way and accomplished goals that we set up since we first launched our Official website in the year 2018. The long-waited renewal has finally been completed and the fresh release took place this Friday!Our team had been working on this major redesign since summer 2020, with the help of our amazing community developer Christian Busch. We had sneak peaks given out in the last few months, where we were able to gather suggestions and feedback from our community and followers. We would also like to thank Andrew Tawking (@lightmyfire) for translating the site into russian language as well as Tom for proofreading english version. This newly updated website has both refreshing visual overhauls and technology stack improvements. nkn.org is now on air with more attractive features and a little bit more fun:Aesthetic visualFaster responseClearer navigationBetter consistencyEasier comprehensionWider scopeOffers different choice of languagesOffers more personalizationIf you have been with us since the early days, thanks for keeping faith in us and please enjoy the brand-new version of our official website. If you’re new to NKN, welcome aboard with a fantastic core team and amazing community, happy to see you joining us in our new journey!Experience our new website today and give us lots of feedback in forum.nkn.org!NKN is rolling out our new Official website! was originally published in #NKN on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.
20. 12. 04
NKN Monthly Report October ...
HighlightsNKN won commercial contract with SynologyAn approach to Web 3.0: on FilecoinNKN under consideration by Coinbase CustodynConnect video tutorialUpcoming Official website updatesMainnet technical development updatesLatest Mainnet Stats November 2, 2020:💻 31,607 full consensus nodes🏭 148 ISPs or cloud providers🌐 33 countries & regionsThe latest stable release for mainnet is v2.0.6(https://github.com/nknorg/nkn/releases )NKN won commercial contract with SynologyNKN is excited to announce our new commercial partnership with Synology! Together with Synology, one of the world’s leading NAS providers, we are ready to equip users with our ultimate solution nConnect, that allows them to access personal data and private services whenever and wherever they need.A more detailed release could be found in NKN’s official blog:https://blog.nkn.org/nkn-won-commercial-contract-with-synology/An approach to Web 3.0: On FilecoinAs Web 3.0 starts to take parts in our life and establish numerous contexts of use, nLearning from NKN provides a gentle introduction to Filecoin, a leading example of Web 3.0 storage. In this comprehensive yet easy to understand article, we led you through a brief history from ipfs to Filecoin and guided you to the technologies, business model and its merits.This editorial is posted on NKN’s official blog, we hope you enjoy the reading!https://blog.nkn.org/web-3-0-example-filecoin/NKN under consideration by Coinbase CustodyNKN is now under consideration by Coinbase Custody. Coinbase Custody is recognized as one of the world’s largest and most trusted crypto custodians. More details in Coinbase’s official blog post:https://blog.coinbase.com/coinbase-custody-explores-support-for-new-digital-assets-d3b521bc6816nConnect Video TutorialA video tutorial has been posted on our official forum to guide you thoroughly on how to set up your nConnect. Just follow the clear instructions and steps, installation will no longer be intimidating and nConnect will be all set on your mobile or PC before you know it!This video user manual is available both in English and Chinese for your conveniences:https://forum.nkn.org/t/nconnect-user-manual-video-nconnect/2457Upcoming Official Website updatesGot some ideas or suggestions for NKN’s Official Website? Better speak them out as soon as possible then! Because we are already on our way of rebuilding our freshly redesigned and exciting new Website! Sparkling colors will be added, animations will be on their way and added features with better explanations will soon be posted!Feel free to drop us any suggestions or comments on any of our official media platforms!About NKNHome: https://nkn.org/Email: email@example.comTelegram: https://t.me/nknorgTwitter: https://twitter.com/NKN_ORGBlog: https://blog.nkn.orgForum: https://forum.nkn.orgMedium: https://medium.com/nknetworkLinkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/company/nknetwork/Github: https://github.com/nknorgDiscord: https://discord.gg/yVCWmkCYouTube: http://www.youtube.com/c/NKNORGNKN Monthly Report October 2020 was originally published in #NKN on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.
20. 11. 05
NKN offers NKN Commercial o...
NKN Google CloudSan Mateo, California, November 3rd, 2020. NKN is excited to be collaborating with Google Cloud and Searce, to bring a new hybrid SaaS model to the world. This new solution enables users of Google Cloud to run NKN Commercial, a Google Cloud Marketplace application which enables building of a horizontally scalable networking SaaS infrastructure that can reach a tunable balance of service quality as well as operational cost.NKN Lab Inc, as well as other enterprise customers, rely on Google Cloud’s performance, global footprint, and comprehensive toolset to deploy very large networking Software as a Solution (SaaS) with very little administrative overhead. For NKN Commercial, this will ensure a high quality Service Level Agreement for NKN’s paying customers such as large video content owners.The new hybrid SaaS solution will enable more individuals and small businesses to utilize Google Cloud to run NKN solutions in a crowdsourced fashion. This is accomplished using the NKN Commercial marketplace application, which makes it possible to run NKN software without the complex setup or IT expertise needed.One of the challenges is how to identify all the NKN Commercial usage (compute, networking, storage) across many separate enterprise and individual accounts on Google Cloud. Searce, a Google Cloud partner, came into the play and helped to craft a technical tagging solution for this purpose. Such a solution has wider application, since the hybrid SaaS model has the potential to take off and complement the existing single enterprise deployment.We believe that this new hybrid SaaS model will enable a new generation of enterprise services in the rapidly growing microservices market. Secure content delivery, messaging, file transfer, and streaming are just a few examples of the services that are already available with hybrid SaaS. Together, NKN’s quick and easy hosting software on Google Cloud’s reliable and scalable architecture makes it a winning combination for anyone looking for enterprise grade services.You can experience NKN Commercial on Google Cloud Marketplace:https://console.cloud.google.com/marketplace/details/nkn-public/nkn-full-nodeNOTES:Benefits for Google Cloud and Searce:Attracts more retail customers to the GCP platform — NKN alone has a community of 30,000 servers in 40+ countries worldwide and growing fast.Better user experience — marketplace solution makes it quick and easy for new users to launch and begin using GCP services. NKN Commercial 1-click pushes several steps further that eliminates the need for users to understand virtual machines or linux, and provides auto updates and auto healing.Reduce support cost — most retail customers who run NKN Commercial are largely supported by NKN.Benefits for NKN:Preferred rates at scale — rates have a direct impact on community participation and can help the network scale to meet a growing demand. The aggregated GCP spent by all accounts running NKN Commercial software, can be used to qualify for better discounts that benefit every NKN user.Reliable hosting for NKN infrastructure software — the performance demands needed for live streaming and other real-time services.About NKNFounded in 2018, NKN aims to build the indispensable networking platform for web 3.0, via crowdsourcing servers and sharing of Internet connectivity. NKN offers serverless and secure messaging, file transfer and streaming services between humans as well as machines.Media contact: firstname.lastname@example.orgAbout Google CloudGoogle Cloud is widely recognized as a global leader in delivering a secure, open, intelligent, and transformative enterprise cloud platform. Our technology is built on Google’s private network and is the product of nearly 20 years of innovation in security, network architecture, collaboration, artificial intelligence, and open source software. We offer a simply engineered set of tools and unparalleled technology across Google Cloud Platform and Google Workspace that help bring people, insights, and ideas together. Customers across more than 150 countries trust Google Cloud to modernize their computing environment for today’s digital world.About SearceSearce is a Cloud, AI & ML led business transformation company. Searce specializes in helping businesses move to cloud, build on the next generation cloud, adopt SaaS — Helping reimagine the ‘why’ & redefining ‘what’s next’ for workflows, automation, machine learning & related futuristic use cases. Searce has been recognized by Google as one of the Top partners for the year 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018.NKN offers NKN Commercial on Google Cloud Marketplace was originally published in #NKN on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.
20. 11. 04
NKN won commercial contract...
NKN sign contract with SynologyBeijing, China (October 29th, 2020) — Striving to be a top Enterprise solution provider of indispensable networking infrastructure and products for Web 3.0, NKN is pleased to announce the signing of a commercial contract with Synology China, which specializes in Network-attached storage (NAS) appliances. Synology customers will now have a solution that allows them to keep their data on their own home or enterprise network safe from predators, while still being able to securely access it from any remote location. We are all committed to providing the world with the ultimate solution to securely access personal data and services from anywhere.“We are delighted to sign the contract with Synology, after several months of collaborative work on nConnect based NAS remote access. Offering a secure connection between mobile devices and home or enterprise NAS has been one of the biggest challenges of the industries. And today we are proud to release a commercial product that is better suited for such needs. ” noted Bruce Li, Co-founder of NKN.Looking ahead, NKN and Synology intend to leverage each other’s unique strength to further expand the strategic partnership into areas such as storage sharing, content delivery, smart home, and other value added services. The future of computing is at the edge, and the two companies are well positioned to become the leaders in the smart edge of homes and businesses.For more details about NKN’s nConnect solution for NAS, please check out this recent blog post. For NAS and home device manufacturers, please email us if you would like to discuss potential business opportunities and partnership.About NKNFounded in 2018 by a group of entrepreneurs and engineers with many years of innovating in networking and blockchain technology, NKN has built the largest shared and decentralized network of up to 30,000 servers globally. NKN offers the indispensable networking infrastructure for Web3.0, by providing server-less communication with the utmost security and privacy. Together, we can build the better Internet of the future.About SynologySynology is committed to serve as their user’s best data bank, where documents, audio, video, image and all sorts of data footprints could be stored in its NAS, enabling the users to access or back up their files whenever and wherever they want. Founded in 2000, Synology has over six million installations, hundreds of channel partners, and six branches across the globe. From 2013 to 2020, Synology has been awarded by the PCMag Business Choice as Enterprise Top Pick for 9 consecutive years.NKN won commercial contract with Synology was originally published in #NKN on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.
20. 10. 29
Web 3.0 Example: filecoin
Filecoin miningFilecoin in 100 wordsFilecoin’s mission is “to create a decentralized, efficient, and robust foundation for humanity’s information.” Dubbed a paid version of ipfs, it creates a free market to bridge between storage users and crowd sourced storage providers. Filecoin (FIL) is a utility token that enables mining as well as paying for storage services. Filecoin aims to compete with centralized storage services like Amazon AWS, as well as other blockchain projects like storj and sia. Filecoin mainnet went live on October 15th, 2020 and FIL is listed on most major exchanges.What is web 3.0 storageFilecoin is a prime example of Web 3.0, focusing on decentralized storage as one of the three pillars of Internet infrastructure. Web 1.0 and 2.0 storage are dominated by large cloud providers such Amazon Web Services (AWS), Google Cloud Platform (GCP), Microsoft Azure, Oracle cloud, Baidu, and Tencent.Problems filecoin addressesIn contrast, Filecoin and web 3.0 storage has the following characteristics and advantages:Decentralized and crowdsourced: anyone with extra storage can provide storage services to others. As one study finds, there are lots of idle and underutilized storage in the world, so web 3.0 storage will make effective use of them.Token incentives: Web 3.0 storage typically used a utility token to facilitate the exchange of storage services. There are a few benefits: the lack of centrally controlled corporation means less “platform tax” and better pricing for both buyers and sellers; payment settlement can be instantaneous and verifiable; a smart contract can enable flexible and fluid pricing.Proof of storage: since there is no centralized authority to ensure the client’s data are actually stored without tampering or cheating, it is critical to have an advanced consensus algorithm to enable everyone in the ecosystem the ability to verify the storage of client’s data. This is where math and algorithms replace trusted authority, and is crucial to the success or failure of a particular web 3.0 storage project.Indexing and search of data: since all the data are distributed among many crowd sourced servers and there is no single centralized server to index all the data, web 3.0 storage solutions typically have a distributed indexing and search functionality. In filecoin and ipfs, there is also content based addressing which is not dependent on where the content is stored.Data upload and retrieval: it is not enough just to store the data, fast and efficient upload and retrieval are equally important for commercial grade storage services. In Web 3.0 storage systems, there are typically Content Delivery Network types of services to accelerate the uploading and downloading of data.A brief history: from ipfs to filecoinMost people learned about filecoin because of ipfs, or Interplanetary File System. Therefore it is useful to understand ipfs a little bit as one of the foundations of filecoin. Ipfs uses content addressing and p2p network to store files in a decentralized manner. It was launched as alpha in 2015, and quickly became popular among tech enthusiasts. One notable use case is creating a limited and immutable mirror for wikipedia. It is true p2p in the sense that users will host the content for free and in kind, which could be somewhat limiting since we quickly run out of good samaritan who donate storage space for the good of mankind.Ipfs mirrored version of wikipediaThen enter the filecoin, which is dubbed a “paid version of ipfs”. The key new ingredients that filecoin added to the ipfs are token incentive and two-sided market, so the web 3.0 storage solution can move beyond enthusiast to real enterprise adoption. Filecoin’s ICO in 2017, available only to accredited investors, raised over 257 million dollars and set a new record at the time. There is tremendous interest in a major alternative to web 1.0 and 2.0 storage solutions, which is built by a strong developer team with ipfs credibility and backed by top tier VCs.Fast forward to 2020. After three years of development and several delays, Filecoin launched mainnet on October 15th, 2020. As of this writing, Filecoin token (FIL) is listed on coinbase, Gemini, Kraken, Binance, Huobi, and many other exchanges.Use cases and applicationsFilecoin brings along a large number of 3rd party applications from ipfs, as illustrated in the following diagram.IPFS ecosystemIn addition, there are some early use cases that leverage filecoin:Securely distributing large data sets onto thousands of computersStoring all of web 3.0’s dataVideo publishing as alternative to YouTube or VimeoSocial networking, gaming, and AR/VR data storageStoring developer assets such as container and virtual machines imagesIt is still early days of filecoin, and we expect to see more innovative dApps to be built on top of filecoin and ipfs in the coming months.TechnologyFilecoin is a more complex system than ipfs. Proof of Storage, is at the heart of filecoin and sets it apart from other web 3.0 storage projects. It is a variation of the Proof of Space algorithms, while adding security and efficiency enhancements. Even tuning the parameters for the algorithms is so demanding that the filecoin team has to build new computational tools to automate the process.Proof of Storage in filecoinAccording to filecoin’s founder Juan Benet:“I think no other network is using Proof of Replication, it’s an advantage we have that we created that field. So that’s one differentiating factor. We are also the only one with this fluid market structure that is meant to be optimized based on an ask and bid structure where miners and clients are able to reason about prices together and then form deals out of that. I think we are also the only ones doing consensus backed by useful storage. With other networks it may be a consensus backed by a Proof of Space, but in our case it’s useful. Those are the three biggest differentiating factors of Filecoin.”For a more in-depth description of filecoin’s Proof of Storage technology, you can read in the blog “What Sets us Apart: Filecoin’s Proof System” as well as watching the Zero Knowledge podcast episode 106 “IPFS, Libp2p & Filecoin with Juan Benet”.Business modelFilecoin’s business model is similar to other sharing economies (or gig economies) such as Uber or Airbnb, it creates a free market to bridge the consumers and providers of storage. The main difference is that this market is shared and owned by the filecoin community, instead of one single corporate entity. Protocol Labs, the developers who built the filecoin protocol, is just one of the several stakeholders in the filecoin market.Filecoin enables free market for storageAnd the filecoin token is utilized to facilitate the exchange of services, among several stakeholders in the ecosystem such as miners, clients, developers, and token holders. It is minable through useful work, by proving that they are storing a unique copy of the client’s data.Stakeholders and interactions within filecoin ecosystemEcosystem strengthFilecoin has a very strong ecosystem, in part due to its popularity carried over from ipfs, libp2p and other successful projects. It attracted a sizable and vibrant developer community and 3rd party companies to work on and extend its ecosystem.Filecoin also attracted a large number of miners, since its early testnet days. Many who missed the early bitcoin mining fortune, consider filecoin the next potential gold mine. On the eve of filecoin mainnet launch (October 14th, 2020), the miners have already amassed a respectable 561 PiB of storage on its testnet.ipfs mining communityTrends and futureFilecoin interworking with other web 3.0 projectsWith the launch of mainnet on October 15th, 2020, filecoin’s journey towards a widely adopted web 3.0 storage solution just gets started. In addition to many enhancements to the protocol itself and further expanding the available storage space to exabytes of data, Filecoin intends to build bridges and standards to interwork with other blockchain projects.Together with Compute (Ethereum, Polkadot) and Networking (NKN, Helium), Storage solutions like filecoin will forge the infrastructure foundation of Web 3.0 to create a decentralized, efficient, and robust foundation for humanity’s information.AcknowledgmentThe NKN editorial team thanks filecoin and ipfs team, and especially Colin Evran and Molly Mackinley, for supplying some of the material used in this blog post. You can watch an excellent video presentation of ipfs from NKN hosted “Web 3.0 Tech Talk: the power of offchain”:Web 3.0 presentations:https://blog.nkn.org/web-3-0-tech-talk-the-power-of-offchain-videos-available-on-youtube/For further readinghttps://www.coinbureau.com/review/filecoin-fil/https://blog.coinlist.co/filecoin-why-its-a-big-deal/Web 3.0 Example: filecoin was originally published in #NKN on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.
20. 10. 15
NKN Bi-weekly Report Septem...
HighlightsnConnect key use case: NAS remote accessnMobile progress: Cross platform notification on iOS and AndroidNKN mainnet v.2.0.5 releaseMarketing plans: updating NKN Introduction presentation and official websiteCollaboration with nCDN customers (e.g. iQIYI) in good progressMainnet technical development updatesLatest Mainnet Stats October 10, 2020:💻 27,763 full consensus nodes🏭 144 ISPs or cloud providers🌐 33 countries & regionsThe latest stable release for mainnet is v2.0.5(https://github.com/nknorg/nkn/releases )nConnect key use case:NAS remote accessFinding a way to securely access data and services from anywhere is probably the biggest challenge that Internet users face today. While tablet devices have limited storage and cloud services require all your data into the cloud, NKN offers a conventional solution: nConnect, which ensures users have the power to take their data and applications anywhere they want to while keeping them nice and safe.NKN’s nConnect is currently working with top tier NAS vendors in this space, and we’ve already got fantastic testing results for this specific user case.More details on nConnect and its benefits can be found in the following blog post:https://blog.nkn.org/nconnect-for-nas-secure-remote-access-to-files-and-apps/nMobile progress: Cross platform notification on iOS and AndroidNKN team is always determined to offer the most trusted chat app which eradicates the roots of security hacks and privacy issues of popular chatting applications by removing all centralized servers and runs only on NKN’s dataRide platform.One of the key challenges of decentralized messaging applications is notification, which needs to use centralized servers and adapt to different mobile operating systems. However, real time notification is essential for great user experience. Therefore, the NKN team is now implementing the cross-platform notification service of nMobile on both Android and iOS. Stay tuned for next nMobile releases.Download and try nMobile today!Apple App Store: https://apps.apple.com/us/app/nmobile/id1499487381Google Play Store: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.nkn.mobile.appProduct demo video: https://youtu.be/bDh7CUvnqW0Bug report and feature suggestions: https://forum.nkn.org/t/nmobile-1-0-community-feedback/2344NKN mainnet v.2.0.5 releaseWe released a new mainnet version v.2.0.5 at https://github.com/nknorg/nkn/releases on September 28th. This upgraded version includes automatic TLS certificate application/renewal, improves consensus robustness, reduces memory/disk usage during block syncing and of course also with a few bugs fixed. Please read through our release note posted on NKN forum https://forum.nkn.org/t/nkn-mainnet-v2-0-5-release/2439 to get more information about important changes and upgrade methods of Mainnet v.2.0.5.Marketing Plans: Updating NKN Introduction presentation and official websiteAs some of you might have already noticed, we’ve been updating our official site in small increments since the mid of 2020. Now that we’ve completed our goals in the previous roadmaps, NKN is entering into a new phase and we’d like to present ourselves to the world better with a more approachable technology explanation and a more polished website. Our team is currently working on updating the introduction presentation, which will be available on our website soon. After that, we will use the new material as well as new visual designs to rebuild our official website in the coming months!About NKNHome: https://nkn.org/Email: email@example.comTelegram: https://t.me/nknorgTwitter: https://twitter.com/NKN_ORGBlog: https://blog.nkn.orgForum: https://forum.nkn.orgMedium: https://medium.com/nknetworkLinkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/company/nknetwork/Github: https://github.com/nknorgDiscord: https://discord.gg/yVCWmkCYouTube: http://www.youtube.com/c/NKNORGNKN Bi-weekly Report September 16–30, 2020 was originally published in #NKN on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.
20. 10. 13
nConnect for NAS: secure re...
A NKN case studyOne of the biggest challenges for enterprise and home internet users is being able to securely access your data and services from anywhere. Your phone, tablet, and laptop have limited storage; while cloud services such as Google Drive or Microsoft OneDrive force you to upload all your data to the cloud. This not only is tedious and time consuming but also creates a target for hackers looking for your sensitive data. NKN has a solution that allows you to keep your data on your own home or enterprise network and safe from predators, while still being able to access it from any remote location. We call it nConnect.One of the first use cases for nConnect is remotely accessing files and apps in NAS (Network Attached Storage, commonly known as network disks), and we are working with top tier NAS vendors in this space. They love the unique combination of security, speed, and affordability provided by NKN’s nConnect solution.Key BenefitsSecure Access from Anywhere — Access your files and apps from anywhere even if your home/office servers and devices (such as NAS) is behind a router/gateway/firewall with no public IP address or open ports, by using NKN’s unique NKN addressing and global meshed network architectureHigh speed and low latency — as a premium paid service, you can choose the highest quality nConnect tunneling servers for high speed and low latency. For example, file transfer using nConnect aggregate multiple concurrent paths and could be significantly faster than cloud file systems like Dropbox or Google Drive.Reliable — NKN’s network of up to 30,000 servers in more than 40 countries ensures there are always several high quality nConnect tunneling nodes available.One Connection — Access all the files and apps on your home/office servers and devices from one connectionEasy integration: no need to use 3rd party SDK to rewrite all your apps. If your app works on your local private network, it will work over nConnect without any additional configurations.Solution OverviewIn this case study, we will focus on NAS (Network Attached Storage) as the leading use case where we have garnered the most commercial traction so far.nConnect is a distributed service hosted on NKN’s global network that creates an end-to-end secure tunnel to your Network Attached Storage without exposing it to the open internet. In order to accomplish this, a connection is established by both the NAS device and remote application to a number of relay nodes within NKN’s public server network. Multiple nodes are used for both reliability as well as to enable faster transfer speed via multi-path data routing and aggregation. These relay nodes provide the interconnect to establish a single virtual tunnel between the NAS device and remote application. Relay nodes also provide a publicly available connection point for the NAS device, which is often connected behind a firewall or gateway and does not have a public IP address or open ports. Please see figure 1 below.Fig1: NKN Tunnel via multiple parallel relay nodeOnce a connection between the NAS device and relay node is established it will begin listening on a unique NKN Address (For example: 20d72feef55…) as shown in Figure 2. This is a routable address within the NKN network and will be used by the remote application to establish a connection to the same relay nodes as the NAS. In addition, this NKN Address also includes a public key which will help establish E2E encryption without the need to consult a 3rd party Certificate Authority (CA).Figure 2: NKN Address used to establish E2E encryptionOnce the tunnel is established, the remote application will have access to any of the local services available on the end device including access to the users content such as photos, movies, and other files.As an additional level of security, the NAS device will enforce a whitelist of authorized remote devices. Therefore, nobody else can access your data and apps at home, unless you explicitly allow them to do so.Quick and easy setupnConnect is quick and painless to set up, which involves the following steps:Users install a nConnect plug-in on their NAS, via its app store or marketplace. Upon successful completion of the installation, a QR code is shown as well as an Access Key can be copied.Users download and install nMobile Pro. In nMobile Pro, the user scans the QR code from step 1, which will establish the secure tunnel between the mobile device and NAS.In addition, users can install nMobile desktop applications on their PC. User pastes the Access Key from step 1 to establish a secure tunnel between their PC and NAS.Now users can use their favorite applications to remotely access their files on NAS, even when they are not at home or office.Success StoriesNKN’s nConnect is being tested for commercial deployment with top tier NAS vendors globally. We look forward to announcing the names of our partners in the near future.In addition, nConnect is not limited to NAS use cases and should be equally useful for all the devices and servers in your private network at home and at work.SummarynConnect gives users the power to take their data and applications anywhere they want to go. By offering a secure connection between your mobile device and your home or enterprise NAS, users can access their irreplaceable family photos or sensitive business data with just a few taps on your mobile while keeping the data private and secure on their own NAS device. All data is end-to-end encrypted and never stored in the cloud, so only you have access to your data.nConnect also offers accelerated performance when downloading data from your remote machine with several times faster download experience than comparable cloud based solutions. So, next time you want to download a copy of your daughter’s dance recital you saved at home to show family and friends, they won’t need to wait long.Enhance your NAS with nConnect and make your data and applications universally accessible today!You can find more information on our product page:https://dataride.nkn.org/filetransfer/About NKNHome: https://nkn.org/Email: firstname.lastname@example.orgTelegram: https://t.me/nknorgTwitter: https://twitter.com/NKN_ORGBlog: https://blog.nkn.orgForum: https://forum.nkn.orgMedium: https://medium.com/nknetworkLinkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/company/nknetwork/Github: https://github.com/nknorgDiscord: https://discord.gg/yVCWmkCYouTube: http://www.youtube.com/c/NKNORGnConnect for NAS: secure remote access to files and apps was originally published in #NKN on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.
20. 09. 17
NKN Bi-weekly Report August...
NKN Bi-weekly Report August 16 — 31, 2020HighlightsBuilding nNAT: NKN’s innovation in remote access to files and appsOur new roadmap beyond 2020: a bigger visionNew updates to NKN official website370Mbps high speed in latest TUNA testing“Surge” file sharing app: starts closed Alpha testingMainnet technical development updatesLatest Mainnet Stats September 7, 2020:💻 28,297 full consensus nodes🏭 157 ISPs or cloud providers🌐 37 countries & regionsThe latest stable release for mainnet is v2.0.4(https://github.com/nknorg/nkn/releases )Building nNAT: NKN’s innovation in remote access to files and appsIn recent months, NKN has been busy building an innovative new solution called nNAT for remotely accessing files and apps on private networks. The technical term is NAT Transversal, which is a crucial part of software defined wide area networks.One of the first use cases is remotely accessing files and apps in NAS (Network Attached Storage, commonly known as network disks), and we are working with top tier NAS vendors in this space. They love the unique combination of security, speed, and affordability provided by our nNAT solution.Stay tuned for partner announcements and commercial deals in this space!Our new roadmap beyond 2020: a bigger visionUpon the completion of our existing roadmap that was planned since the very start of our journey, NKN has come to a brand-new phase, and of course with an updated roadmap beyond 2020.NKN is aiming higher in technology tracks and pursuing a bigger vision on commercial sides, stay tuned with our team!New updates to NKN official websiteRecently we have updated some segments of our official website https://www.nkn.org:Added Press Coverage that includes a variety of articles from different authors and media sources.NKN roadmap has been updatedCleaned up and rearranged the order of different segments on the front page for easier navigation.370Mbps high speed in TUNA testingTUNA never fails us on its downloading speed! As we are testing for one of our potential partners, we tested on 115 TUNA proxy servers and sampled over 255 measurements: the average download speed has actually reached up to 370Mbps! An impressive feat.“Surge”, the file sharing app, starts closed Alpha testingOn 29th of August, the Rule110 team from NKN’s open-source development community has officially announced the closed alpha testing of “Surge”, the 100% anonymous p2p file sharing application utilizing NKN blockchain. The whole team is working hard to guarantee a great experience on every operating system. Time to get eager and excited, we’ll be able to meet “Surge” soon!Follow the official twitter of Rule 110 for more updates: @Rule110_ioHome: https://nkn.org/Email: email@example.comTelegram: https://t.me/nknorgTwitter: https://twitter.com/NKN_ORGBlog: https://blog.nkn.orgForum: https://forum.nkn.orgMedium: https://medium.com/nknetworkLinkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/company/nknetwork/Github: https://github.com/nknorgDiscord: https://discord.gg/yVCWmkCYouTube: http://www.youtube.com/c/NKNORGNKN Bi-weekly Report August 16 — 31, 2020 was originally published in #NKN on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.
20. 09. 09
NKN Bi-weekly Report August...
NKN Bi-weekly Report August 01 — August 15, 2020HighlightsNKN continues to explore support for new crypto exchangesnMobile1.0 is on regular update based on customer feedbackNKN video AMA with core team: highlights and video replayNKN commercial now available on Google Cloud MarketplaceComing soon! Surge, the most secure file sharing app built on NKN, by the Rule110 community developer teamMainnet technical development updatesLatest Mainnet Stats August 25 2020:💻 29,576 full consensus nodes🏭 174 ISPs or cloud providers🌐 44 countries & regionsThe latest stable release for mainnet is v2.0.2(https://github.com/nknorg/nkn/releases )NKN continues to explore support for new crypto exchangesNKN team sets our goal to offer support for all crypto exchanges that meet our technical standards, and which comply with applicable laws. After our recent listing with Upbit and Uniswap, we’re exploring the addition of a range of new crypto exchanges such as Coinbase, Kraken, Bithumb, Bitfinex…etc. Over time we expect our customers around the world will have access through multiple exchange platforms to 100% of the aggregate market cap of all NKN in circulation.A detailed article about our exploring plans and expecting exchanges can be found:https://forum.nkn.org/t/nkn-continues-to-explore-support-for-new-crypto-exchanges/2390nMobile1.0 is on regular update based on early customer feedbackSince the launch of nMobile1.0, we’ve been closely listening to the feedback and proposal from our community and new users of our private and secure messaging application. We are improving app performance and adding new features. Make sure to download and try our nMobile 1.0 and send us your thoughts or proposals. Your opinion is a big part in perfecting the world’s trusted chat!Download and install:Apple App Store: https://apps.apple.com/us/app/nmobile/id1499487381Google Play Store: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.nkn.mobile.appTo Make it transparent, auditable, and trusted, nMobile is open sourced:https://github.com/nknorg/nMobileNKN video AMA with core team: Highlights and Video Replay publishedA video AMA with NKN core team was held in both Zoom and YouTube on August 13th 2020. Questions and concerns from the community and our followers were answered by four core team members including updates on the partnership of iQIYI, plans for exchanges’ mainnet support, our future marketing plans, and more.A Q&A highlights of this AMA can be found: https://forum.nkn.org/t/nkn-ama-q-a-highlights-august-2020/2385If you missed the event, you’re welcome to view the video-on-demand on our official YouTube Channel: https://youtu.be/pfqbOkqIRw4 . Please subscribe to the channel to get automatic updates.NKN Commercial now available on Google Cloud MarketplaceHola mining fellas, now it’s easier than ever to deploy NKN Commercial with 1 click since it’s now available on Google Cloud Marketplace. No more copy paste scripts or command line use needed, Happy NKN mining!https://console.cloud.google.com/marketplace/details/nkn-public/nkn-full-nodeComing soon! “Surge”, the most secure file sharing app built on NKN, by the Rule 110 developer teamAs a 100% anonymous p2p file sharing application utilizing the NKN P2P network and blockchain, “Surge” has caught a lot of attention from our followers. According to the Rule110 community developer team, it should be about 3–4 weeks before we could see the open beta version available.Eager and excited to meet “Surge”? Follow the official twitter of Rule 110: @Rule110_ioAbout NKNHome: https://nkn.org/Email: firstname.lastname@example.orgTelegram: https://t.me/nknorgTwitter: https://twitter.com/NKN_ORGBlog: https://blog.nkn.orgForum: https://forum.nkn.orgMedium: https://medium.com/nknetworkLinkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/company/nknetwork/Github: https://github.com/nknorgDiscord: https://discord.gg/yVCWmkCYouTube: http://www.youtube.com/c/NKNORGNKN Bi-weekly Report August 01 — August 15, 2020 was originally published in #NKN on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.
20. 08. 27
NKN Roadmap beyond 2020
Ignite the engine for intergalactic connectivityWith the launch of NKN 2.0 in July 2020, we have successfully completed our existing roadmaps since we began our journey in early 2018. NKN’s technology foundation, the world’s largest mainnet, our business model and commercial traction all attest to our commitment to on time delivery with highest quality.But our journey has just begun. Today we are happy to announce the updated NKN roadmap beyond 2020, in both technology and commercial tracks. Our ultimate goal for NKN is to become the secure and indispensable intergalactic connectivity platform, so it is time to ignite the engines!TechnologyMainnet integration with exchanges and hardware walletFast block synchronizationMore client and wallet SDK supporting different programming languagesRemove limitation on fixed ports and single IP address per nodeSupport IPv6CommercializationPursue the addition of new crypto exchanges for NKN token holders around the worldAccelerate token circulation by growing substantial business for dataRide and nCDNForge new partnerships for intergalactical communication infrastructureExpand nMobile, the extra secure server-less and trusted chat, to mainstreamSponsor development community for significant applications utilizing NKN ecosystemCommunity co-pilotsOur community, our users, holders, and developers, are our co-pilots. We welcome you to submit a New Kind of Proposals (NKP) that will guide our future technology and commercial successes!https://forum.nkn.org/t/master-thread-for-nkp-new-kind-of-proposal/503Footnote:The roadmap items are sorted by decreasing priority instead of time. And there is no dependency in terms of which roadmap item will be completed first. Any roadmap items are subject to change, due to unforeseen circumstances, community feedback, changing market conditions, and customer requirements.NKN Roadmap beyond 2020 was originally published in #NKN on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.
20. 08. 24
NKN AMA Q&A Highlights — Au...
NKN AMA Q&A Highlights — August 2020Thanks again to everyone that participated in the NKN Video AMA with the core team on August 13th. If you missed the event, you can still view the video on-demand on our YouTube Channel: https://youtu.be/pfqbOkqIRw4We have also compiled all of the questions and answers from our AMA and provided them below.Are there any updates on the partnership with iQIYI? When to expect their first use of NKN network and token? Are there any negotiations with American companies on the use of NKN CDN?We are doing well with iQIYI in China. We started ramping up our activity in July, which is when we started delivering significant traffic, and this month (August) we will be scaling up to deliver a large amount of commercial traffic for iQIYI. Between April and August there will be 40x more traffic delivered by nCDN which is significant growth over the past few months. Due to the billing cycles from iQIYI we will start to see revenue soon. Overall, this is a healthy business for NKN.In addition, based on the experience with iQIYI, we can use a similar system for other video providers in our pipeline as well. In fact, we have been testing that the same miners that are helping us to serve iQIYI could also provide content for other video streaming provider services as well on nCDN which could provide additional income for our community. We are in commercial testing with two other video platforms, and hope to close more deals during the remainder of 2020.Internationally, the CDN industry requires a different business model than in China and we have been working with cloud and network infrastructure providers to identify cost effective hosting solutions that can make nCDN profitable for miners in these markets.Could you expand a little on the nCDN model that is operating in china at the moment, from hearsay I have gathered that operating such a node is many times more profitable than running a consensus node, while not providing any security or consensus benefits to the nkn blockchain. To me it feels like a select group of chinese miners are currently making profits over the backs of the “westerner” miners which secure the network for little to no reward.The iQIYI CDN and NKN Full Node are 2 different applications that are run separately on NKN Nodes. In China, some opt to only run the iQIYI software without running NKN Full nodes and some run both. iQIYI uses quite a lot of bandwidth and will not be profitable for NKN nodes running on many of the large cloud providers like Digital Ocean and others. Many who run iQIYI CDN are running those at home on dedicated lines and not with cloud providers because of this. In addition, NKN nodes running iQIYI CDN do not compete with NKN Full node miners in terms of rewards since they are separate applications. iQIYI CDN payout is totally separate from mining rewards.iQIYI CDN is also good for the economic model as well. Since iQIYI pays NKN in fiat and we in turn buy tokens and distribute to the participating nodes, there is more circulation and more holders of the tokens as well which the community can benefit from.Hosting iQIYI CDN on NKN nodes is done using our new NKN Commercial software which gives miners the ability to choose which services they would like to host, including NKN Full Node mining, nCDN, and TUNA/dataRide. dataRide is gaining traction with customers (such as NAS vendors) and is yet another way miners could earn more rewards on our platform. Per data byte pricing wise, dataRide is much higher than nCDN.Will there be a new roadmap?We are working on it. We have lots of ideas both in technology and commercialization for NKN 3.0 and will be able to share with the community soon.When will Surge be available?Surge is being developed by the Rule110 community developer group. According to the team, it should be about 3–4 weeks until the open beta is available.Will NKN be incorporated into systems and devices such as mobile phones or TVs or routers to become NKN nodes if so are you in talks with any electronics companies such as Sony, Samsung, etcOne opportunity is to run on Network Attached Storage (NAS) devices, which is typically a powerful machine with storage, CPU, and bandwidth to host our services. For routers, we already offer NKN Full nodes that run on OpenWRT based WiFi routers as well as offer firmware for the popular N1 router in China as well.We have not gone into the hardware business yet for a few reasons. Hardware takes a long time to develop, comes with a lot of uncertainties, and does not scale as well as a pure software approach. That’s why our initial focus has been on the software side and hardening our current solutions. However, once we have stabilized our software solutions we will look for opportunities to partner with hardware manufacturers.We do welcome our community or entrepreneurs to develop hardware that complements are software as well. And there are crowdsourcing models (such as indiegogo and kickstarter) that can derisk the hardware upfront costs.Theta has a deal with Samsung to deliver their CDN through their smart tvs , is NKN following a similar route?Our understanding is that Samsung will host the Theta.tv video application, which would give users access to Theta’s content channels from their Samsung TVs. Theta is focusing on live streaming, and the TV provides an additional distribution channel for their content.For NKN, we are working with device vendors such as Network Attached Storage (NAS) and WiFi router which is a better fit for our network infra.Any updates on IoT and NKN?Our specialty is on the connectivity for IoT devices. We consider NAS devices to be connected devices and are working with one of the top 3 vendors in this space to offer secure remote access services. That will be an exciting deal to expand the NKN usage and attracting new dataRide revenue, so our team is working very hard on it.We have also been collaborating with Mozilla Foundation and their WebThings Gateway that offers a way to control and manage your IoT devices at home. We also continue to experiment with providing services for webcams and other connected devices as well. However, in these cases, we work with partners that help us complete the solution and offer GTM sales channels in the IoT domain.Are there any plans for storing NKN on a hardware wallet?Hardware wallet support is in our plans and we have started the process, However, popular hardware token vendors receive lots of requests for support and because of that, the integration process can take a long time before becoming available.Will Binance support mainnet ? If yes, what’s the estimated time?Unfortunately, we cannot provide an estimated time as it’s not under our control. We are working with Binance and in the process of integration for mainnet support.It seems that more and more web3 ‘competitors’ are popping up and are partnering up with big blockchain projects. ie; orchid with chainlink. Will NKN also seek to provide offchain improvements for existing crypto projects?We are always looking for new partnering opportunities, however, offering offchain improvements for crypto projects is not an immediate focus at the moment. Non-crypto market has a much larger user base, so partnership with big non-crypto projects and companies can bring much higher value to the system.We’ve spoken about the NKN website and visuals for a long time, and recently it’s sounded as if it’s getting higher and higher on the list to complete. Do you have any timescales for this to be properly targeted?Our resources are limited and many of our front end designers have been hard at work on nMobile, nMobile pro, and NAS related projects. We do expect to provide a quick facelift on the main home page soon, but the second level pages may come a bit later once we can dedicate more resources to the effort.Upon releasing in December last year that you had the NKN Client pushed out to over 35,000 NAS devices with a particular vendor, you had mentioned talking to 2 others at the same time I believe. Did this ever develop further? And if not, is this still a market actively being targeted?The answer is YES. As we mentioned elsewhere, we are currently working hard on a solution with one of the top three NAS vendors. We believe it will be very exciting both in terms of revenue opportunity as well as technical solution.Any plans listing on Coinbase?We have been evaluating all kinds of exchanges for listing. Coinbase and Kraken are the best exchanges in the US and we are working with both and continue to provide regular updates to them. However, these exchanges do not share their listing plans for obvious reasons. Exchanges such as these look for larger token projects that are widely used including real world use cases with lots of adoption. We will continue to focus on growth in these areas as well engaging with exchanges toward new listings.However, we are not in a rush to add more listings. If you look at our volumes today, they are decent at the moment. We have done the mainnet swap on Upbit, which is already trading our Mainnet and have also been listed on Uniswap to try out the more decentralized exchanges with a different economic model. We are open to exchanges that can give our users a fiat on ramp or that can provide a different economic model for token holders. We prefer to increase the quality not the quantity of exchanges.The NKN tech is awesome no doubt. But I’m a bit fearful about marketing. We have d-Chat but very few people know this.We believe nMobile does have the potential to reach wider adoption. However, while nMobile 1.0 is useful, it doesn’t yet have the “wow” effect. We are planning to save our larger marketing push until we have further developed nMobile. In the meantime, we have done some of our own marketing as well as an incentive system coming soon to help increase adoption in the short term.When will we enter into the gaming industry (TUNA) and agreements with the gaming industry?If we look at last year’s Google Stadia launch, you can see that many of the problems with providing game streaming is related to the limitations with a gamers own home network connections, and not the cloud infrastructure itself. Until the network infrastructure to the home evolves to support the demands of game streaming it would be difficult to provide such a service at a very high performance level that gamers demand.There is also the matter of hardware. In order to host game streaming, miners will need more advanced hardware including beefy GPU, processing, and more that can make mining more expensive.We do have working Proof of Concept, but we believe there are too many limitations including good home connectivity and the availability of miners with high end machines for hosting to ensure gaming performance.In the past few days, most of the population of Belarus has been without Internet due to blockades by the state. Almost all known popular VPN services, such as TunnelBear, Nord VPN, HotspotShield, Hola, etc., have also been blocked. The only thing that restored at least some access were custom shadowsocks servers, or tools such as Psiphon (which received 2 million downloads from Belarusian users in just two days). This is an example of how the application really performs its tasks and becomes popular in a very short time. Unfortunately, n-mobile did not work in those days (I think, due to the fact that most nodes are located on popular VPS, such as Digital Ocean, AWS, Google, etc., and they are, of course, blocked in such situations). Question: Wouldn’t it be interesting for the team to develop not only towards privacy, but also towards accessibility, perhaps with the help of some additional tools, like special layers of proxy, because the potential for using such applications is really great, and most importantly, such applications are in demand in critical situations?There are a few community members that are experimenting with NKN tunneling services, as you can observe on our developer’s Discord channel. They might be able to figure out something that could work on this situation. For our team, we have a full plate of activities we have already committed including nMobile, nCDN, dataRide, and more and do not have the bandwidth to tackle such a project. However, we welcome the community to work on it.NKN AMA Q&A Highlights — August 2020 was originally published in #NKN on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.
20. 08. 14
NKN Bi-weekly Report July 1...
NKN Bi-weekly Report July 16 — July 31, 2020HighlightsnMobile 1.0 Official release & Open SourcenMobile product demo videoWeb 3.0 webinar videos availableNKN mainnet tokens available on Upbit exchangeNKN on Uniswap, the star DeFi exchangeMainnet technical development updatesLatest Mainnet Stats August 07 2020:💻 25,784 full consensus nodes🏭 164 ISPs or cloud providers🌐 40 countries & regionsThe latest stable release for mainnet is v2.0.2(https://github.com/nknorg/nkn/releases )nMobile 1.0 Official Release & Open SourceThe truly decentralized and distributed application that solves existing security issues and vulnerabilities is now offered by NKN.nMobile, NKN’s extra secure chat application, ensures a safe sharing environment for users with its end-to-end encryption along with strict local storage of private keys and adistributed architecture powered by the strong foundation of NKN’s dataRide platform.A detailed article about nMobile can be found:https://blog.nkn.org/nmobile-the-trusted-chat/Try nMobile today and keep your data safe and secure. Download and install:Apple App Store: https://apps.apple.com/us/app/nmobile/id1499487381Google Play Store: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.nkn.mobile.appTo Make it transparent, auditable, and trusted, nMobile is open sourced:https://github.com/nknorg/nMobilenMobile product demo videoWant something with more fun? NKN offers a nice demo video with clear explanation and instruction about nMobile 1.0 on our official YouTube channel. Subscribe now and get the latest NKN updates!Click the link below for a 2 min nMobile demo video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bDh7CUvnqW0Web 3.0 webinar video availableWe recently organized and hosted the “Web3.0 Tech Talk: The Power of Offchain”. Now You can watch all of the Webinar presentations in this curated playlist as well as individual episodes on the NKN YouTube Channel.BluzelleFilecoin/IPFSIoTeXNKN 2.0Thetahttps://forum.nkn.org/t/web-3-0-tech-talk-the-power-of-offchain-videos-available-on-youtube/2333NKN mainnet tokens available on UpbitIn recent months, our team has been working with several major exchanges on mainnet integration and we are glad to inform all of our holders that NKN mainnet tokens are already supported on Upbit. We will continue to work with other major exchanges to make sure they support NKN mainnet tokens and provide a smooth swap mechanism for our holders.https://sg.upbit.com/service_center/notice?id=2438NKN on Uniswap, the star of DeFi exchangeWe are happy to announce that NKN/ETH and NKN/USDT is available on uniswap, one of the star decentralized exchanges of DeFi. We have added liquidity to the pool: you are welcome to try it out.https://uniswap.info/token/0x5cf04716ba20127f1e2297addcf4b5035000c9ebAbout NKNNKN is the new kind of P2P network connectivity protocol & ecosystem powered by a novel public blockchain. We use economic incentives to motivate Internet users to share network connections and utilize unused bandwidth. NKN’s open, efficient, and robust networking infrastructure enables application developers to build the decentralized Internet so everyone can enjoy secure, low cost, and universally accessible connectivity.Home: https://nkn.org/Email: email@example.comTelegram: https://t.me/nknorgTwitter: https://twitter.com/NKN_ORGBlog: https://blog.nkn.orgForum: https://forum.nkn.orgMedium: https://medium.com/nknetworkLinkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/company/nknetwork/Github: https://github.com/nknorgDiscord: https://discord.gg/yVCWmkCYouTube: http://www.youtube.com/c/NKNORGNKN Bi-weekly Report July 16 — July 31, 2020 was originally published in #NKN on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.
20. 08. 10
nMobile: The Trusted Chat
nMobile: the trusted chat“The decisions we make about communication security today will determine the kind of society we live in tomorrow.” — Dr. Whitfield Diffie, co-creator of public key cryptography and advisor to NKNExecutive SummarynMobile is an extra secure and trusted chat app, available on iOS and Android today.Why nMobile? To eradicate the roots of security hacks and privacy issues of popular chat apps such as whatsapp and signal, by removing all centralized servers.Targeted audience: people who put highest priority on security and privacy, such as crypto community, minority groups, and financial/legal/health professionals.Why is it better? nMobile runs on dataRide, a blockchain powered distributed communication system by over 20,000 independent, open source and community run relay servers.The Never-ending security crisis and the Call for trusted communicationOn Friday 31st of July, a group of hackers compromised Twitter and gained access to 130 accounts including those of Barack Obama, Kim Kardashian, Bill Gates, and Elon Musk. These breaches often put your data, your family’s data, your employer’s data, and sometimes even your city, state, or federal governments data at risk. The more we rely on digital communication platforms due to the pandemic, the more crucial security and privacy matters.Signal or WhatsApp were originally created to meet the demand for a secure chat option. They offer a relatively secure platform where rich text messages could be sent and received between individuals and public/private groups. These applications grant end to end encryption, ensuring big improvements in messaging security at the time they were released.However, today we need even more secure communication. Applications such as Signal and WhatsApp are no longer enough to protect our private data. With their infrastructures relying on a centralized database, they are more susceptible to large scale attacks; by using cell-phone numbers as identity, their system is very vulnerable to SIM swap attacks; furthermore, your private key might be stored in a centralized server of these Apps.We can definitely communicate securely and keep our data private. But it’s going to take a new generation of platforms and services to make it happen. That is why we created nMobile.The Trusted ChatNKN versus competition (whatsapp, signal)nMobile solves these security issues by being a truly decentralized and distributed application. Instead of “don’t be evil”, nMobile “can’t be evil”. In order to accomplish this, we eliminated the possibility of security and privacy breaches by removing centralized servers entirely. This means thatThere is no centralized server hosted by any company or individual.All your data is stored on your device and never in the cloud.Your private key is only stored on your local device, and never “backed up” in the cloud.All data is end-to-end encrypted and never accessible by any relay node in transit.No surveillance, no “big brother”.So only you, and you alone, can read the messages intended for you.The ultimate secure communication powered by dataRideThe secure and free nature of nMobile almost seems too good to be unrealistically amazing. However, it’s built on amore than solid foundation as the whole network is powered by NKN’s dataRide platform, a distributed architecture with over 20,000 independent relay servers in 40+ countries worldwide that makes it nearly impossible for a malicious party to take down the network. And below are some key blockchain technologies that dataRide employs to power nMobile.dataRide is enabled natively on all NKN full node mainnet software. and takes advantage of a novel consensus we call Proof of Relay, a useful Proof of Work. Miners who run the software and relay traffic have an opportunity to earn rewards.NKN miners are incentivized to run dataRide traffic. The more dataRide traffic a mining node relays, the higher chance it will get the next block reward. This is one form of very efficient and useful PoW, which we call it Proof of Relay.dataRide enables true peer to peer data communication which uses NKN’s unique and global IDs ensured by the underlying blockchain technology, allowing communication between devices, even if these devices don’t have a public IP address on the internet, since each peer is defined by its public/private key pair. Peers uses NKN addresses (its public key) for routing instead of an IP address. So, the fundamental identity and security is ensured by underlying blockchain technology. This also solvesd the problem that most clients (e.g. mobile phones and PCs) do not have a public IP addresses, and traditionally rely on centralized servers (security and privacy honeypot) to communicate with each other.dataRide offers auses payment channels between peers, for direct payment for services using NKN token and Blockchain accounting.micropayment of volume-based data usage. e.g. a user using dataRide file transfer service pays directly to the miners who provide the relay service. There is no central body to do accounting, billing, and payment. Again, this payment channel is enabled by blockchain tech.A brighter future with trustWe believe nMobile is the future of secure communications. By offering secure communications that incorporate end-to-end encryption along with strict local storage of private keys and a distributed architecture, users can feel safe in sharing information with their friends, family, coworkers, and business partners again.Try nMobile today and rest assured your data will stay private and secure! Download and install on iOS and Android today!Apple App Store: https://apps.apple.com/us/app/nmobile/id1499487381Google Play Store: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.nkn.mobile.appProduct demo video: https://youtu.be/bDh7CUvnqW0Bug report and feature suggestions: https://forum.nkn.org/t/nmobile-1-0-community-feedback/2344nMobile: The Trusted Chat was originally published in #NKN on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.
20. 08. 04
NKN on Uniswap
We are happy to announce that NKN/ETH and NKN/USDT is available on uniswap, one of the star DEX of DeFi. We have added liquidity to both pools: you are welcome to try it out.https://uniswap.info/pair/0x1740aa56eb4e333bacd317dacd0cf28043d8e8a1https://uniswap.info/pair/0x7f75f0aed3c4158b91ad3641afa6e8d035311862Disclaimer: cryptocurrency trading and liquidity mining has its own risks, so please do your own research before participating. This news is not financial advice.NKN on Uniswap was originally published in #NKN on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.
20. 07. 30
NKN Bi-weekly Report July 0...
NKN Bi-weekly Report July 01 — July 15, 2020HighlightsLaunch of NKN CommercialThe 2020 mainnet Token swap updateAn approach to NKN2.0 ecosystem is now available on YouTubeThe DailyChain news interviews Allen DixonFinal countdown of our New nMobile!Mainnet technical development updatesLatest Mainnet Stats July 20 2020:💻 21,246 full consensus nodes🏭 153 ISPs or cloud providers🌐 38 countries & regionsThe latest stable release for mainnet is v2.0.2(https://github.com/nknorg/nkn/releases )Launch of NKN CommercialThe ultimate all-in-one mining software especially made for the NKN ecosystem is finally here. NKN Commercial, one of the most “smart and intelligent” software, keeps all services (such as NKN node, nCDN and TUNA) running and updating automatically and earns NKN token into your beneficiary addresse for all of the services.A detailed installation instruction can be found:https://forum.nkn.org/t/nkn-commercial-an-all-in-one-mining-software-for-nkn-ecosystem/2281Download and install:Linux: https://commercial.nkn.org/downloads/nkn-commercial/linux-amd64.zip Linux (arm64): https://commercial.nkn.org/downloads/nkn-commercial/linux-arm64.zip Mac: https://commercial.nkn.org/downloads/nkn-commercial/darwin-amd64.zipThe 2020 mainnet Token swap updateSince September 2019, NKN has enabled two-way token swaps between NKN Mainnet and ERC-20 tokens and we plan to take further steps to ensure both tokens are available for the foreseeable future. With an abundance of caution for asset security, NKN will start with smaller exchanges and gradually move up to a higher volume of exchanges.The official swap tool is located: https://swap.nkn.orgFor complete guide, you can find it here: https://forum.nkn.org/t/guide-nkn-s-official-mainnet-token-swap-tool/1727After reading our guide and you still have questions, please contact our customer support firstname.lastname@example.org.An approach to NKN2.0 ecosystem is now available on YouTubeA general and clear approach to the NKN 2.0 ecosystem is now available in video form on YouTube. It’s the best and easiest way for you to get to know NKN 2.0, especially if you are not a fan of reading blog articles or find it hard to concentrate when going through detailed explanations.Enjoy this 2 minute quick run-through of our new ecosystem: https://youtu.be/Umpsy8E8aZoThe DailyChain News interviews Allen Dixon“Managing partnerships with Apple for Nokia taught me that the best mobile phones need a significantly newer kind of network to unleash its full potential.” said Allen Dixon, NKN’s VP of Business Development, in this recent interview with D. G. Altman for DailyChainNews about NKN 2.0.Read the full interview here:https://thedailychain.com/nkn-mainnet-2-0-security-audit-openapi-and-partnerships-with-allen-dixon/This completes the set. Now all core team members have been interviewed with TheDailyChain.Final countdown of our new nMobileBased on our leading technology platform dataRide, NKN team is working full speed to ensure the perfection of our new nMobile app. It will be more secure than ever, easier to access than ever, and cooler than ever.The updated release is coming soon, so join nMobile and enjoy the best secure messaging experience.About NKNNKN is the new kind of P2P network connectivity protocol & ecosystem powered by a novel public blockchain. We use economic incentives to motivate Internet users to share network connections and utilize unused bandwidth. NKN’s open, efficient, and robust networking infrastructure enables application developers to build the decentralized Internet so everyone can enjoy secure, low cost, and universally accessible connectivity.Home: https://nkn.org/Email: email@example.comTelegram: https://t.me/nknorgTwitter: https://twitter.com/NKN_ORGBlog: https://blog.nkn.orgForum: https://forum.nkn.orgMedium: https://medium.com/nknetworkLinkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/company/nknetwork/Github: https://github.com/nknorgDiscord: https://discord.gg/yVCWmkCYouTube: http://www.youtube.com/c/NKNORGNKN Bi-weekly Report July 01 — July 15, 2020 was originally published in #NKN on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.
20. 07. 22
NKN Mainnet Token Swap Upda...
NKN Mainnet Swap 2020IntroductionSince September 2019, we have enabled two-way token swap between NKN Mainnet and ERC-20 tokens. A few major milestones have been achieved since then:A very thorough and detailed security audit has been successfully completed and the final report has been published. This audit looks into all the source code of our nkn node software, as well as wallet and client SDK. Our core development team has fixed all major issues discovered during this 6-month long audit. We are certain that our mainnet is secure and dependable.There is a significant increased usage of our NKN mainnet token for applications such as nMobile, nCDN and TUNA.We have the world’s largest production mainnet with between 12,000 to 25,000 full consensus nodes, from July 2019 to June 2020. In addition, we have an absolute diversified and decentralized mining community, with less than 1% of mainnet nodes run by the NKN team.Dual token co-existenceWe plan to make both NKN Mainnet and NKN ERC-20 tokens available for the foreseeable future. Here are the reasons:Ethereum is a proven platform with one of the strongest asset security capabilities in the entire blockchain industry. NKN Mainnet is very secure, as evident from the security audit, but relatively young compared to Ethereum.It will take some time to complete integration with all major exchanges.We want to make sure that every NKN token holder has enough time to carry out the token swap.Swap scheduleThe official swap tool is located here: https://swap.nkn.orgNKN token swap between mainnet and ERC-20 is available according to the following schedule:ERC-20 to Mainnet token swap: always openMainnet to ERC-20 token swap: open for 2 weeks every 2 monthsJuly 20–31, 2020September 21–30, 2020November 16–27, 2020Future dates to be announced.Additional notes:The minimum amount to be swapped is 100 NKN.We want to make every effort possible to ensure that token holders can swap their assets in sufficient time.Please note that NKN Foundation reserves the right to change the schedule due to national holidays, major events, technical support availability, and other factors.ExchangesEach exchange has a different technical and financial requirement when it comes to an integration schedule for mainnet tokens. NKN will work with all major exchanges to make sure they support NKN mainnet token, and provide a smooth token swap mechanism for current ERC-20 token holders who deposit their assets on those exchanges.We will start with smaller exchanges and gradually move up to higher volume exchanges, with abundance of caution for asset security.Hardware wallet supportHardware wallets add an additional layer of offline security and are valuable to some of our token holders. We intend to support the most popular hardware wallets, and specifically Ledger Nano. The time schedule for hardware wallet support will be announced later, after some of our commercial product launches.Additional informationHow to tell if your NKN tokens are Mainnet or ERC-20?Mainnet NKN token address: NKN********ERC-20 NKN token address: 0x12FE45****The official swap tool is located here:https://swap.nkn.orgFor complete guide, you can find it here: https://forum.nkn.org/t/guide-nkn-s-official-mainnet-token-swap-tool/1727After reading our guide and you still have questions, please contact our customer support firstname.lastname@example.org.NKN Mainnet Token Swap Update 2020 was originally published in #NKN on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.
20. 07. 14
NKN Bi-weekly Report June 1...
NKN Bi-weekly Report June 15 — June 30, 2020NKN 2.0 shiningHighlightsNKN 2.0 officially releasedNKN hosts the Summer Web 3.0 Technology webinarNKN successfully completes comprehensive 6-month security auditA brand-new version of nMobile is coming soon!Mainnet technical development updatesLatest Mainnet Stats July 8 2020:💻 22,905 full consensus nodes🏭 150 ISPs or cloud providers🌐 35 countries & regionsThe latest stable release for mainnet is v2.0(https://github.com/nknorg/nkn/releases )NKN 2.0 officially releasedOn June 30, 2020, NKN announced the launch of NKN 2.0. This iteration shows that NKN has stepped into a much broader field by surpassing the conventional definition of blockchain. As a full range provider of free and secure communication services, NKN 2.0 offers dataRide and nCDN as two essential communication platforms for enterprise and individual customers. The updated ecosystem included in NKN2.0 also grants an unprecedented boost to economic incentives and models. The NKN2.0 business software bundle includes all of the communication services that could run with one click, update and restore automatically combined with increasing economic incentives.More information about the release:https://blog.nkn.org/nkn-2-0-network-as-a-service-free-and-secure-connection-for-the-new-future/Download and install NKN 2.0 Commercial package here. NKNx.org also added Fast Deploy support for NKN 2.0 Commercial.Develop applications on NKN 2.0: https://www.nkn.org/developer/NKN hosts the summer Web3.0 technology webinarOn June 30th, NKN team hosted and invited elite projects in the blockchain industry (Bluzelle, Filecoin, IoTeX, Storj, Theta) to hold the summer Web3.0 technology webinar together. At this specific webinar, Yilun Zhang, CTO of NKN also announced the launch of NKN2.0, presenting the future vision of the NKN team to become the no.1 platform for communications-related businesses and to use the platform to generate greater value for practical and monetary assets.To watch the webinar again:https://youtu.be/6Qu4niWZEvEFor background information about the webinar and speaker bio, visit:https://blog.nkn.org/web-3-0-tech-talk-the-power-of-offchain/NKN successfully completes comprehensive 6-month security auditNKN contracted Chaitin Technology Co., Ltd. to conduct a comprehensive security audit for the NKN blockchain project from December 20, 2019 to May 16, 2020, including 2 rounds of security review and remediation verification.With the successful completion of this audit, the security of the project is significantly improved and every functional module can be operated in a relatively safe and secure manner. This is a crucial milestone and prerequisite for NKN 2.0.https://blog.nkn.org/nkn-successfully-complete-security-audit-of-mainnet/A brand-new version of nMobile is coming soon!“A world near-at-hand, your connection safe and sound”As one of the goals of NKN, our team and partners are committed to building pioneering communication applications, and nmobile falls to one of them. The updated version of nMobile, with its function renewed, has returned as a more secure, convenient and free IM and large file transfer application.About NKNNKN is the new kind of P2P network connectivity protocol & ecosystem powered by a novel public blockchain. We use economic incentives to motivate Internet users to share network connections and utilize unused bandwidth. NKN’s open, efficient, and robust networking infrastructure enables application developers to build the decentralized Internet so everyone can enjoy secure, low cost, and universally accessible connectivity.Home: https://nkn.org/Email: email@example.comTelegram: https://t.me/nknorgTwitter: https://twitter.com/NKN_ORGBlog: https://blog.nkn.orgForum: https://forum.nkn.orgMedium: https://medium.com/nknetworkLinkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/company/nknetwork/Github: https://github.com/nknorgDiscord: https://discord.gg/yVCWmkCYouTube: http://www.youtube.com/c/NKNORGNKN Bi-weekly Report June 15 — June 30, 2020 was originally published in #NKN on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.
20. 07. 09
NKN 2.0: Network as a Servi...
20. 07. 02
NKN successfully complete s...
NKN successfully completes security auditNKN contracted Chaitin Technology Co., Ltd. to conduct a comprehensive security audit for the NKN blockchain project from December 20, 2019 to May 16, 2020, including 2 rounds of security review and remediation verification.A total of 16 vulnerabilities have been identified through the complete security audit, including 5 critical 4 high 2 medium and 5 low vulnerabilities. 15 vulnerabilities have been fixed, while 1 (low vulnerability, details in appendix) remains unfixed.With the successful completion of this audit, the security of the project is significantly improved and every functional module can be operated in a relatively safe and secure manner. This is a crucial milestone and prerequisite for NKN 2.0.NKN core developers will continue to improve the security of NKN software, in partnership with 3rd party security experts and community developers.Scope of audit:NKN source code repository covered by this security audit:NKN core softwarehttps://github.com/nknorg/nknNKN’s nnet P2P network stackhttps://github.com/nknorg/nnet1st round security review version:commit c4cee36ae36442470030ee514aef6841d38240ea1st round remediation verification version:commit 296b48b3deee64f1016beadc869ab25b1d21aaba2nd round security review version:commit 296b48b3deee64f1016beadc869ab25b1d21aaba2nd round remediation verification version:commit c3f225840511a6999ddc3d75587b4c6d8dfbb20dAbout Chaitin TechnologiesChaitin Technologies is a world leading and technology driven cyber security solution provider,which released Next Generation Web Application Firewall (NGWAF) based on intelligence and semantic algorithms. Chaitin focuses on providing intelligent and simple next gen security solutions to enterprises.The Security Service Group of Chaitin Technologies focuses on security audits and code review for leading software companies.https://www.chaitin.cn/en/Appendix4.1. Potentially unfair consensus competition due to port reusing in POR protocol (Severity: low)4.1.1. OverviewTo mitigate possible Eclipse attacks on the POR consensus network, NKN puts a “one ID per IP” policy that any IP address can only host at most one NodeID by fixing the target port of outbounding connections; However, it is still possible to bypass this limitation and host multiple NodeIDs on a single IP address by implementing a NodeID proxy with dedicated listener logic.(details omitted)4.1.2. StatusUnfixed.First, there’s no effective way to enforce the “one ID per IP” policy in the current NKN architecture.However, according to NKN’s design philosophy, the only valid competitive resource for consensus is bandwidth, not IP addresses. Thus, this restriction should be removed and permit hosting multiple NodeIDs on a single IP in the future.NKN successfully complete security audit of mainnet was originally published in #NKN on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.
20. 06. 29
Web 3.0 Tech Talk: the powe...
This webinar will focus on commercial uses for blockchain based Web 3.0 applications that use offchain elements for performance and scale. We have a strong speaker lineup consisting of CTO/Tech Lead from: Bluzelle, Filecoin, IoTeX, NKN, Storj, and Theta.Included will be an Introduction and short overview of the state of Web 3.0 applications and methods for offchain enhancements, followed by a brief explanation by 6 featured speakers (5–10 min/ea) sharing their own offchain use cases. The remaining time will be opened up for questions by the audience or pre-submitted online before the event.Date and timeJune 30th, 2020, Tuesday9AM PDT US Pacific timeStreaming platformsZoom WebinarTheta.tv (frontpage)YouTube LiveAgenda:Introduction — 5minSpeaker 1–10minSpeaker 2–10minSpeaker 3–10minSpeaker 4–10 minSpeaker 5–10 minSpeaker 6–10 minQ&A — 20min (Prepared + Audience Generated)Speakers:Bluzelle — Neeraj Murarka, CTO (confirmed)Filecoin — Colin Evran, Ecosystem Lead (confirmed)IoTeX — Raullen Chai, Co-Founder and CEO (confirmed)NKN — Yilun Zhang, CTO (confirmed)Storj — Kevin Leffew, Technical Solution Architect (confirmed)Theta — Jieyi Long — CTO (confirmed)Speaker biosBluzelle: Neeraj Murarka is a scientist and technology entrepreneur. His specializations are in decentralized trustless computer systems, cryptocurrencies, blockchains, network security, and computer systems architecture. Neeraj is the CTO and co-founder of Bluzelle Networks. Bluzelle builds blockchain ledger, decentralized, and trustless computing software solutions, in a protocol-agnostic way. Neeraj leads Bluzelle’s most ambitious project to build a world decentralized NoSQL-based database, powered by the Bluzelle token and his metaswarm technology. The database will disrupt the database space, and is slated to be implemented as the basis of data storage for the world’s leading blockchain products.Filecoin: Colin Evran leads Ecosystem at Protocol Labs, the leading research, development, and deployment institution for network protocols. Protocol Labs sponsors projects and protocols, including IPFS, Filecoin, and libp2p, designed to fortify and democratize the web.Previously, Evran was the Founder & CEO of Yard Club, a marketplace for underutilized industrial assets. Yard Club was acquired by Caterpillar in 2017. Evran began his career as a management consultant at McKinsey & Company and an associate at Bain Capital. He received an MBA at the Stanford Graduate School of Business and a BA from the Richard Ivey School of Business.IoTex: Raullen Chai is a Co-founder of IoTeX, a privacy-focused blockchain platform for the Internet of Trusted Things. Raullen received his PhD in Cryptography at University of Waterloo, where his research focused on lightweight ciphers for connected devices. After his PhD, Raullen spent 5+ years leading teams at Google and Uber as a Tech Lead and Head of Cryptography R&D, respectively. In 2017, Raullen founded IoTeX together with two other Co-founders to transform the way we interact with IoT devices.NKN: Yilun is the Co-Founder and CTO of NKN, a blockchain-powered decentralized data transmission network. On the research track, Yilun received a Ph.D. degree in Physics from University of California San Diego, where he conducted research in computational neuroscience and distributed information processing systems, which turned out to be the mathematical foundation of the MOCA consensus algorithm proposed by NKN. He also received a B.S. degree in Physics from Peking University. On the engineering track, Yilun started programming since high school and has been a full stack engineer for many years before cofounded NKN.Storj: Kevin Leffew is a Partner Manager and Solution Architect at Storj Labs. Kevin guides the customer teams of executives, developers, and DevOps managers to connect their solutions to Tardigrade, Storj’s decentralized cloud storage service. Through his work with Tardigrade users and partners, Kevin helps companies reduce their cloud storage spending while also building more resilient, performant, and disaster-proof cloud architectures. Kevin is specifically focused on multi-cloud architectures and reducing the Global Recovery Time for large datasets and backups.Theta: Jieyi Long is the CTO/Cofounder of Theta Labs Inc, in charge of the technology/research and oversees the day-to-day product development for the Theta Network. Prior to founding Theta Labs, he received the B.S. degree in Microelectronics from Peking University in Beijing, China. He also received the Ph.D. degree in Computer Engineering from Northwestern University in Evanston, IL, USA, where he conducted research in mathematical modeling and algorithms for large scale electronics system optimization. Many of which are finding their way into the THETA Network.Web 3.0 Tech Talk: the power of offchain was originally published in #NKN on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.
20. 06. 24
NKN Bi-weekly Report June 1...
NKN Bi-weekly Report June 1 — June 15, 2020NKN building largest Blockchain Network (by Tom)HighlightsRule110: Open API for NKN DevelopersMainnet Explorer UpdateDeveloper Bounty ProgramnLearning Video: Content DeliveryNKN 2.0 Announcement Coming soon!Mainnet technical development updatesLatest Mainnet Stats June 16, 2020:💻 22,153 full consensus nodes🏭 167 ISPs or cloud providers🌐 37 countries & regionsThe latest stable release for mainnet is v1.1.7-beta(https://github.com/nknorg/nkn/releases )Rule110: Open API for NKN DevelopersLeaders from the NKN Community, including ChrisT and lightmyfir from NKNx and Mutsi from nStatus, have joined forces to form the first NKN Open-Source community called “Rule110”. Along with the announcement of Rule 110, the team has published their first project which is the NKN OpenAPI, based on the NKNx API, which offers an easy-to-use programming interface for developers. Rule 110 promises to provide developers the tools and help they need to learn and contribute to the growing NKN developer community. We cannot be more excited! Check out the announcement and visit the Github repository for Rule 110 projects.Mainnet Explorer UpdateOn June 15, the official NKN Mainnet Explorer was updated to version 1.0.0, is much faster, and now uses the community created Open API developed by Rule110. Users can now access the NKN Mainnet Explorer at its new location: https://nscan.io/. For developers interested in contributing to the project, please check out the Github repository for more information.Developer Bounty ProgramAre you a developer ready for a challenge? NKN has identified 5 challenges that not only provide a great way to contribute to our community but offer bounty rewards for your effort! These challenges range from Apps built on top of NKN’s dataRide Platform to creating 1-click installations of NKN full nodes on Synology and QNAP Network Attached Storage solutions.Challenges include:App for NKN file transfer (up to 20,000 NKN per app)IFTTT.com Connectors and Services (up to 20,000 NKN per app)WIX.com webapp (up to 20,000 NKN per app)Synology packages (up to 20,000 NKN)QNAP App Center (up to 20,000 NKN)To find out more as well as links to help you get started with these projects, please visit our forum post on the topic here.nLearning Video: Content DeliveryOn June 2nd, NKN released the nLearning Video “Content Delivery in 2020”. Content Delivery Networks or CDNs such as NKN’s own New Kind of CDN make it possible for modern streaming applications to provide great performance at scale. This video takes a closer look at how CDNs work and why they are important for any online website, application, or service. Check out the video on our YouTube Channel or read more about NKN’s nCDN solution on our product page.NKN 2.0 Announcement Coming soon!We are putting the finishing touches on our plans for NKN 2.0 with announcements planned for later this month. Make sure to follow us on Twitter, Telegram, and the official NKN Blog for the latest NKN news.About NKNNKN is the new kind of P2P network connectivity protocol & ecosystem powered by a novel public blockchain. We use economic incentives to motivate Internet users to share network connections and utilize unused bandwidth. NKN’s open, efficient, and robust networking infrastructure enables application developers to build the decentralized Internet so everyone can enjoy secure, low cost, and universally accessible connectivity.Home: https://nkn.org/Email: firstname.lastname@example.orgTelegram: https://t.me/nknorgTwitter: https://twitter.com/NKN_ORGBlog: https://blog.nkn.orgForum: https://forum.nkn.orgMedium: https://medium.com/nknetworkLinkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/company/nknetwork/Github: https://github.com/nknorgDiscord: https://discord.gg/yVCWmkCYouTube: http://www.youtube.com/c/NKNORGNKN Bi-weekly Report June 1 — June 15, 2020 was originally published in #NKN on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.
20. 06. 18
Rule110: Open API for NKN D...
Rule110 NKN OpenAPIWith the upcoming release of NKN 2.0, the community developer scene is growing strongly. Recently the developers of the community-known NKNx ecosystem ChrisT and lightmyfire and the creator of nStatus, Mutsi, decided to join force and form the first NKN Open-Source community called “Rule110”.“Rule110 is an approach to get more developers involved into the NKN blockchain. For this we will take more than 90% of our work, document it and open source it” says Chris. “We have all been working with NKN for a long time now and I think it is time to bring community development to the next level.”The team has already released the NKN open API — a project based on the NKNx API that leads the way to an easy-to-use programming interface for developers. “We believe that everyone should benefit from our long-term research in NKN. Rule110 gives tech-interested people a place for learning and get help for their projects.” comments Mutsi. Also, we asked the team about upcoming projects. “Development on the remapped NKN-explorer is already finished, so that release will come in the next few weeks. Also there will be a revamped wallet-app and of course a vanity service for generating cool Wallet addresses. I’m sure much more will come in the future” says lightmyfire.NKN Community Project built on Rule110 OpenAPI“Blockchain explorers have always been a centralized point in most blockchain ecosystems. NKN open API solves this problem by making it extremely easy for developers to host such a service and build more stuff upon it, which is critical for further decentralizing and extending the ecosystem.” says Yilun, CTO of NKN. Currently the NKN team is already running an instance of the NKN open API and will provide it as a public service.The repositories of rule110 are available here:https://github.com/rule110-io/About NKNNKN is the new kind of P2P network connectivity protocol & ecosystem powered by a novel public blockchain. We use economic incentives to motivate Internet users to share network connections and utilize unused bandwidth. NKN’s open, efficient, and robust networking infrastructure enables application developers to build the decentralized Internet so everyone can enjoy secure, low cost, and universally accessible connectivity.Developers can start with our Developer Portal or GitHub page:https://www.nkn.org/developer/index.htmlhttps://github.com/nknorgFun facts about Rule 110The Rule 110 is an elementary cellular automaton with interesting behavior on the boundary between stability and chaos, as Wolfram calls “Class 4 behavior” or “Edge of Chaos”. Localized structures appear and interact in complex ways.Rule 110 is known to be Turing complete. This implies that, in principle, any calculation or computer program can be simulated using this automaton.https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rule_110Rule110: Open API for NKN Developers was originally published in #NKN on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.
20. 06. 11
How Will 5G Change The Worl...
Wireless city futureThe world is set to make an unprecedented change. Perhaps the start of the fourth industrial revolution will be 5G internet. This is the next evolutionary stage in internet speed, latency, and reliability. It will change the way we do business, the way we use social media, and even the way we game.Already, proponents predict we will be able to download whole movies and Netflix series in a matter of seconds. We’ll be able to upload photos from our smartphones in milliseconds. 5G will also change the way technology works, chief among them all-electric cars. But how will it change the world?What exactly is 5G?Internet cell tower5G will be a higher frequency but short-range cellular internet. This means that although you will have a smaller radius from cellphone towers before you start slowing down, it will give you super-fast speeds. The solution is to erect more towers. So when you are almost out of the range of one tower, another tower will automatically pick you up. The plan is to make sure you never feel a difference. The speeds will be up to 2–3 times quicker than the current 4G network. It’s also touted that 5G uses less power per bit, which is better for businesses who have an internet of things network.Related: 5G and the New Kind of NetworkHow Does 5G work?From the central server, the 5G macro towers will connect with all the devices that hook up to it. This can be, cars, smartphones, computer systems in buildings, and the family household. Operating at a higher frequency allows for more data to be sent, quicker than 4G.The downside is, as aforementioned, that the 5G masts have a shorter range. Much like radar, low-frequency waves travel much further. 5G networks use the new high frequency mmWave or millimeter-wave. Because of this, the serving coverage is shorter for each 5G base station and operators will need to increase the number of base stations to cover the same distance in order to avoid drops in internet coverage.Looking for assistance with network sharing? NKN are experts and they can help!Who provides 5G? How do millimeter waves interact with technology? What is the difference between 5G and previous networks?SmartphonesContrary to popular belief, there isn’t a wave of 5G providers just over the horizon. Any significant change in technology is always going to be incredibly expensive. The most significant players with skin in the game are Vodafone, Qualcomm, Samsung, ZTE, Nokia, Huawei, Cisco Systems, and others. The challenge is, creating a high-frequency millimeter-wave at an affordable price. This new wave interacts with technology by demanding a higher refresh rate for the data to be continuously updated and received. It will also have a higher capacity so more users can connect to the same macro tower. The main differences between 5G and 4G are a lot more speed, multi-task capability, and beamforming, which will isolate waves and send them more directly to those connected. In other words, fewer cut-outs.A brief comparison of 1G, 2G,3G, 4G, and 5G1G (Analog Cellular such as NMT) started in the 70s and was implemented in the early 80s. It had a bandwidth of 30KHz and a data speed of just 2 kbps. It was mostly used for voice communication, and only for a few that could afford it. Do you still remember those bulky brick-like Motorola cell phones with stick-out antennas that assistants carry for their boss? But that paved the way for more generations of wireless communication.In 1980 2G (Digital Cellular such as GSM and CDMA) came online and lasted until 1999. For the first time, it enables mass-market adoption of mobile communication because it offered much smaller and affordable phones and subscriptions. 2G is still voice-centric, since It didn’t have much to offer in the way of online content. It had a maximum bandwidth of 64kpbs. One of the few services, short message service (SMS) or text message, became the accidental mass market success that has lasted until today.3G was released in 1990 but lasted until very recently. It improved the quality of voice calls, while significantly increasing data speed. This enabled full web access (instead of limited mobile abridged version in 2G) and started the true wireless Internet. Building upon the global standards, it enabled affordable wireless communication to everyone from Scandinavian to Sub-Saharan Africa.4G was the Jack of all trades, with LTE leading the technological revolution. It had a frequency of up to 8Ghz and a bandwidth of anywhere between 2,000mbps to 1Gbps. The main contribution of 4G over 3G was substantial speed and latency improvements for mobile Internet. During the reign of 4G, which is still dominant today, mobile Internet traffic and commerce revenue are starting to eclipse that of fixed Internet.What 5G wants to do is simply blow them all out of the water. Rather than an incremental improvement, it’s going for capabilities 2 to 3 times more than 4G. At a frequency of 30Ghz and 1Gbps or higher in bandwidth, 5G aims to enable a new breed of mobile applications from consumer use (Augmented Reality / Virtual Reality, 4K/8K video streaming, autonomous cars) to industrial (Internet of Things, Machine to Machine communication, and high speed robotics).If you are looking for a publish and subscribe service? If so NKN offers nPubSub which can meet your needs!How will 5G change the modern world?So how will this giant leap in technology change the world? In just about every way you can think of. Imagine being able to watch movies in 4K while on the train, commuting to work. Imagine being able to download entire video games in a couple of minutes. Imagine being able to use all your devices at the same time, at the peak of their performance, without missing a single beat. This is what 5G is setting out to offer.Currently, 5G connecting technologies are being offered in the latest mobile phones. The Samsung S20 is a prime example. While the current reported bandwidth are ranging from 1 to 3GBps and 5G towers are only just being erected, it’s hard to tell if they are working at optimum settings and whether or not the technology in smartphones can fully harness the potential.The data-centric future of 5G looks set to be taking full advantage of the cloud. With so much data moving through the servers and firewalls, it’s going to be tricky to keep data protected from cybercriminals. According to NKN Official Blog, there will also be a lot of slicing and sharing between networks. Companies will need to share masts and or figure out a way to profit from sharing users.Related: 5G Enables NKN to Connect Real EconomyCriticism of 5GThere are some health concerns about 5G, regarding the frequency some of the 5G systems operate in (millimeter wave), and the densification of 5G small cells. So far there is no conclusive research results that 5G will impact health more or less than existing cellular systems like 3G and 4G. For more information, here are some balanced articles:“5G Is Coming: How Worried Should We Be about the Health Risks?” by Scientific American, September 2019https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/observations/5g-is-coming-how-worried-should-we-be-about-the-health-risks/“Does 5G pose health risks?” by BBC, July 2019https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-48616174Where is 5G currently available?Some nations are moving ahead with 5G quicker than others. Currently, there are trials of 5G networks in America, namely 31 cities such as San Diego, New York City, and Los Angeles. In the UK, Vodafone is expanding its implementation in London, Cardiff, and Manchester. China is thrusting it’s 5G network in Beijing and the neighboring cities.5G networks are set to change the world. Still, it’s not a case of technology, more so the cost of infrastructure and security, that is slowing its implementation.Our world is more connected than ever, even when pandemics are separating us physically. 5G is not a panacea, but it will make our connection faster and more secure. We look forward to more innovations around 5G that can increase industrial productivity and improve human life.How Will 5G Change The World? What You Need To Know was originally published in #NKN on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.
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NKN Bi-weekly Report May 16...
NKN Bi-weekly Report May 16 — May 30, 2020Juicy fruit of NKN, by TomHighlightsContent Delivery in 2020New Encrypted-Stream LibraryNew Features Available on Community Built NKNx Explorer2020 Scheduled Tokens UnlockedJune will be a hot month: NKN 2.0 incoming!Mainnet technical development updatesLatest Mainnet Stats June 2, 2020:🌐 38 countries & regions🏭 176 ISPs or cloud providers💻 15,703 full consensus nodesThe latest stable release for mainnet is v1.1.7-beta(https://github.com/nknorg/nkn/releases )Content Delivery in 2020Content Delivery 2020 | NKNOn May 27th, NKN published the article, “Content Delivery in 2020” as part of its nLearning series on the official NKN blog. Online services use CDNs to overcome limitations within the Internet infrastructure to improve the end user experience and provide nearly instantaneous access to content. The article looks at the CDN solutions available in 2020, including NKN’s own nCDN, as well as the performance and business benefits these solutions can have for any online website, application, or service.New Encrypted-Stream LibraryEncrypted Steam Go Lang library by NKNNKN CTO, Yilun Zhang, has created a new Golang Library called encrypted-stream which transforms any net.Conn or io.ReadWriter stream to an encrypted and/or authenticated stream. The library will be used as part of TUNA, NKN’s network tunneling service, for end to end encryption. Check out encrypted-stream and other open source NKN projects at: https://github.com/nknorgNew Features on Community Built NKNx ExplorerNKNx explorerOn May 31st, the community built NKNx blockchain explorer was updated to provide new sigchain and websocket features. Now, users can see the rewarded node right in the sigchain window. In addition, the explorer is now using a new, free websocket feature with faster access to block information. Visit the NKNx explorer at https://explorer.nknx.org/2020 Scheduled Tokens UnlockedNKN Token EconomicsOn May 28th, the 2nd round of tokens were unlocked for the NKN Foundation and the team in accordance with the NKN economic model and schedule:Foundation: 170,000,000 in total1st unlock: 56,666,667, May 28th, 20192nd unlock: 56,666,667, May 28th, 20203rd unlock: 56,666,667, May 28th, 2021Team/Developer: 180,000,000 in total1st unlock: 60,000,000, May 28th, 20192nd unlock: 60,000,000, May 28th, 20203rd unlock: 60,000,000, May 28th, 2021The NKN Foundation and Team have no immediate plans to move these unlocked tokens, either for internal use or for external use. We do not plan to sell any of the team or foundation tokens on exchanges in the foreseeable future, since we have enough funds for ongoing operations.We welcome everyone to continue to monitor our foundation and team wallets.June will be a hot month: NKN 2.0 incoming!Hot summer: kids playing in fountainAs the weather gets hotter, we have a lot of sizzling news to look forward to. June 2020 will be an action packed month due to NKN 2.0 launching with a torrent of technical and commercial hits. To give a high level hint:Security audit reportNKN 2.0 MainnetnMobile iOS and AndroidNKN Commercial software releaseNKN Roadmap: Beyond 2020About NKNNKN is the new kind of P2P network connectivity protocol & ecosystem powered by a novel public blockchain. We use economic incentives to motivate Internet users to share network connections and utilize unused bandwidth. NKN’s open, efficient, and robust networking infrastructure enables application developers to build the decentralized Internet so everyone can enjoy secure, low cost, and universally accessible connectivity.Home: https://nkn.org/Email: email@example.comTelegram: https://t.me/nknorgTwitter: https://twitter.com/NKN_ORGBlog: https://blog.nkn.orgForum: https://forum.nkn.orgMedium: https://medium.com/nknetworkLinkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/company/nknetwork/Github: https://github.com/nknorgDiscord: https://discord.gg/yVCWmkCYouTube: http://www.youtube.com/c/NKNORGNKN Bi-weekly Report May 16 — May 30, 2020 was originally published in #NKN on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.
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