NKN Bi-weekly Report: January 1–14, 2019

Highlights

  • R&D highlights (GitHub progress, go & java clients)
  • Collaboration with Dr. Stephen Wolfram
  • NKN announces token swap: NEP-5 to ERC-20
  • NKN (ERC-20) token listed in Switcheo and IDEX exchange
  • NKN Launches new Website
  • NKN exhibits at Blockchain Connect 2019

R&D highlights

Github source code development progress

NKN testnet code development progress over the last two weeks is mainly reflected in nkn, nnet, nkn-sdk-go, nkn-client-js, nkn-wallet-js, nkn-mining repositories and different branches. In addition, the NKN core development team is spending a large amount of effort in rewriting and improving the consensus algorithms and ledger module on private branches.

The latest release: v0.5.6 was released on January 12th, 2019.

(https://github.com/nknorg/nkn/releases )

NKN Testnet v0.5.6-alpha

  • Implemented proximity routing for much faster relay performance
  • Enhance block timestamp check

NKN Go client and wallet SDK released

NKN Java client and wallet SDK updated

NKN Mining — v0.0.8 released

  • Bug Fix: Webpage redirects to sign in before creating account

Collaboration with Dr. Stephen Wolfram

NKN team spent two weekends and 8 hours working with Dr. Stephen Wolfram and Wolfram Research team. We will publish the results in a couple of weeks, but for now a funny quote from Swede White, Wolfram Research’s head of PR and marketing.

“Saturday evenings with @stephen_wolfram and @NKN_ORG — my cat decided to join — amazing things happening”

https://twitter.com/SwedeWhite/status/1084268557280702464

The screen shows one example of new data visualization of NKN Chord DHT routing protocol using the latest Wolfram|One and Mathematica tools.

NKN Announces token swap: NEP-5 to ERC-20

NKN announced on January 3rd the token swap of its current NEP-5 token to an ERC-20 based token. NKN is offering this swap option to our community in order to enable improved liquidity as well as leverage the large ecosystem built by Ethereum. However, it’s important to note that this token swap is voluntary. If you prefer, you can keep your existing NKN NEP-5 token and swap your tokens later at NKN’s mainnet launch later this year.

If your tokens are on gate.io, your tokens will be swapped automatically on their respective platforms. Official announcement from gate.io can be found here:

https://www.gate.io/article/16733

For all others, NKN is offering an official NKN web-based tool to swap your NEP-5 tokens for ERC-20 tokens at https://swap.nkn.org/.

For instructions and more information check out our medium posts and YouTube video to assist you with your token swap:

Token Swap Announcement: https://medium.com/nknetwork/nkn-token-swap-nep-5-to-erc-20-c476d064718e

Guide: NKN’s official token swap web tool

https://medium.com/nknetwork/guide-nkns-official-token-swap-web-tool-375c5c48a87a

YouTube Video: NKN Token Swap: NEP-5 to ERC-20

https://youtu.be/H0hr9m-ry54

NKN (ERC-20) token listed in Switcheo exchange

Ticker Change for NEP-5 NKN -> NKNO

The current NEP-5 version of NKN will be changed to NKNO on the NEO tab, during the scheduled maintenance on 14 January 2019, 3.30pm SGT, which will end at 5pm SGT.

Listing of ERC-20 NKN

NKN(ERC-20) will be open for deposits on Tuesday, 15 January 2019, 11.30am SGT (UTC+8) and trading will commence at 12.00pm SGT.

More information can be found here:

https://medium.com/switcheo/switcheo-lists-new-kind-of-network-nkn-on-ethereum-4ca2e32bd15e

NKN (ERC-20) token listed on IDEX exchange

On January 11th, NKN’s ERC-20 token was listed on the IDEX exchange. As a leading decentralized exchange, IDEX uses smart contracts that allow users to manage their private keys and trade in a secure, peer-to-peer environment. The exchange also features wallet integrations such as a Metamask, in order to safely and easily manage funds without the need to manually enter your private key.

NKN/ETH Pair: https://idex.market/eth/nkn

NKN Launches new Website

NKN launched its new web site on January 3rd which features a cleaner, more streamlined look as well as new content. Along with the launch comes 3 new portals that address the needs of NKN’s developer, miner, and partner ecosystems. These new portals will offer the NKN community an easy way to learn more about NKN’s efforts in these strategic areas. In addition, there is now a new and improved NKN introduction deck that features 46 pages of updated materials covering NKN, technology, business plans, use cases, and more.

New Website: https://www.nkn.org

Developer Portal: https://www.nkn.org/#/developer

Miner Portal: https://www.nkn.org/#/miner

Partner Portal: https://www.nkn.org/#/partner

Introduction: https://www.nkn.org/static/doc/NewKindofNetwork_EN.pdf

NKN exhibits at Blockchain Connect 2019

NKN participated in the Blockchain Connect Conference: Academic 2019 in San Francisco on January 11th. Our own Yilun Zhang, CTO NKN, presented both a tech talk covering, “Technical solutions to achieve million-node consensus and 10k+ TPS with pure BFT-like algorithm” as well as participated in the panel, “Token Economy, Curation Markets and Technical Solutions”.

Yilun Zhang (far right) speaking on panel “Token Economy, Curation Markets and Technical Solutions”

NKN also exhibited at the event connecting with academia, blockchain companies, investors, developers, and more.

Finally, NKN was recognized at the event as a top blockchain project by winning the “2018 Leading Pioneers in Applying Blockchain in Industries” Award.

https://www.goblockchainconnect.com/

About NKN

NKN 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 connection 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: contact@nkn.org

Telegram: https://t.me/nknorg

Twitter: https://twitter.com/NKN_ORG

Medium: https://medium.com/nknetwork

Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/company/nknetwork/

Github: https://github.com/nknorg

Reddit: https://www.reddit.com/r/nknblockchain

Discord: https://discord.gg/yVCWmkC

YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/c/NKNORG