NKN roadmap beyond Mainnet

Aug 29, 2019 · 2 min read

an August 2019 update


When we launched our mainnet Narwhal in July 2019, we outlined our high level plans beyond Mainnet. Now it is time for an update and put a little bit more details to the roadmap beyond Mainnet.

There are two main tracks that happen in parallel and enhance each other:

  1. Mainnet tech and token economics
  2. Products and commercialization

The key milestones are planned in quarters. As a young and small project, we need to stay focused and agile. We endeavor to not only meet, but exceed our own targets. Therefore, we will give you regular updates as we move forward.

Mainnet Tech and Token Economics

Mainnet phase 1:

  • Scalability & security
  • Wallets & explorers
  • No swap with ERC-20
  • Exchange integration

Mainnet phase 2:

  • Mainnet token swap
  • Economic model enhancements
  • Mobile app w/ d-chat

Mainnet phase 3:

  • Scalability & security
  • VM (internal use)

Mainnet phase 4:

  • Scalability & security
  • Routing & consensus updates
  • New assets

Products and commercialization

Product pre-launch

  • Product creation (incl. apps, dashboard, portal)
  • BD and trials
  • Partners & suppliers


  • Support two modes:
  • Hosted Docker
  • nCDN as a service
  • Commercial agreements

Pub/Sub GA

  • Hosted & Freemium
  • Enterprise edition: permissions, persistency
  • Commercial agreements


  • Multiple apps (e.g. proxy, game streaming)
  • Marketplace pricing
  • Commercial agreements

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

Forum: https://forum.nkn.org

Medium: https://medium.com/nknetwork

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

Github: https://github.com/nknorg

Discord: https://discord.gg/yVCWmkC 1

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


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