Exciting developments within our community keep popping up, and with the Nano UK Meetup right around the corner, we’re pleased to share today’s update. This week we unveil our UK Meetup web app, Distributed Proof of Work version 3 enters beta, Nano Community manager Json showcases his offline audio messenger, arranHarty takes a look at the new Principal Representatives in his decentralization update, and more!
The Nano UK Meetup
Just four days until the Nano UK Meetup commences! We’ve released a web app for the meetup that we hope participants (and remote observers!) will utilize to build their itinerary for the event.
The app introduces our speaker lineup, letting you take a look into their background as you get settled in your seat! Plenty of activities will be going on all around the meetup, and the app should help you prioritize what you need to see! Stay tuned as more additions are planned for the web app as we get closer to the 18th.
Finally, we’ve listed some tasty bites near the venue for when you need to refuel at lunch so be sure to check it out before you head out for some grub!
We’re all very excited to meet everyone and share some of the things we’ve been working on!
Distributed Proof of Work v3 enters beta
Distributed Proof of Work, or DPoW, was created by James Coxon to assist community-run Nano projects by allowing any user to assist in computing the required work for transactions. This week, Nano Community Manager Dotcom announced DPoW version 3. Now in beta testing, the newest version promises to deliver the requested work significantly faster while minimizing the opportunity for bad actors to clog the DPoW network by distributing work to every client. Dotcom goes into significantly more detail in his recent announcement.
Additionally, veteran Nano community developer, u/2D3S3RT ‘Ninja’, has already updated his web-based client. Just like the server — it’s in beta — but with a single click, you can now participate in providing work!
Safety first: Offline audio messenger revealed
Community Manager Json provided the community with a uniquely safe way to send your private Nano keys and seeds to an offline computer. He has taken the extra security precaution of providing strong encryption within the messenger. It’s a fascinating project that puts the safety of your keys and seeds as the priority. Check out Json’s detailed Reddit post where he goes into the specifics at length!
Nano Venezuela update
Nano Venezuela attended the Second Congress of Digital Transformation this week, held at the Central University of Venezuela. There they spoke about Nano and have remained a consistently excellent source of Nano education in Venezuela. Keep up the good work guys!
Natrium wallet update
Natrium v2.0.8 is now live on the Google Play store and pending on the Apple App Store. The update introduces the use of mnemonic phrases when creating, importing, or backing up a wallet. A common characteristic of some of the more mainstream cryptocurrency wallets, this update should make their wallet more accessible to new and existing users. Read the full version update here!
Reddit Threads of the Week
u/arranHarty continued his excellent Principal Representative update series this week, providing recent data on the weight movement between the top 100 Principal Representatives. There’s too much information to include here, so give it a read!