Nav Coin Details + Nav’s New White Paper: the Cheat Sheet



  • Nav Coin Release Wallet V4.2.1

    Download:

    https://github.com/NAVCoin/nav...



  • NavCoin Core 4.2.1 Hotfix & NavCoin Community Twitter

    Last week the Core Developers discovered and fixed an issue that prevented NavPi’s updating 4.2.0 and signal their support for the community fund accumulation soft fork. It was good to see Core Developers rallying to fulfill the objectives laid out in the Developer Manifesto — ensuring the stability of the network takes priority over all other tasks. So thanks to everyone who helped out — and burned the midnight oil for the greater good of the NavCoin network.

    What’s happening in the community

    Are you following the NavCoin Community Twitter account @NavCoin_Global yet? It’s a great place to keep up to date with everything that’s going on in the wide world of NavCoin.

    NavCoin Community (@NavCoin_Global) | Twitter
    The latest Tweets from NavCoin Community (@NavCoin_Global). @NavCoin & @ValencePlatform development & protocol updates…twitter.com

    They’re doing a great job of helping to spread adoption of NavCoin in the wider community and how to encourage merchants to accept NavCoin. If you have any other ideas about how to get NavCoin accepted at your favourite merchants, please let the community hear about it. Post your ideas in the #community-action channel on Discord.

    CoinPayments helps everyone in the NavCoin community by making it easy to pay using NAV. This week they’ve gone a step further with this Tweet promoting NavCoin to their followers.

    To support Coin Payments, start by checking out their directory of stores accepting NAV, then get out your NavCoin wallet and buy something.

    https://www.coinpayments.net/store-directory-coin-NAV

    In Iceland on his way to Berlin, Rowan was rocking his NavCoin t-shirt. Where are some exotic locations you’ve worn your NavCoin gear? Share your pics with the community on your favourite social media with the hashtag #NavCoin.

    Core Developer Craig @proletesseract (on Twitter) shared his story on the evolution of NavCoin over the past few years with New Zealand online magazine The Spinoff. Read it here:

    The Kiwi behind the 'cheaper, faster, more eco-friendly' alternative to Bitcoin
    Every week on The Primer we ask a local business or product to introduce themselves in eight simple takes. This week we…thespinoff.co.nz

    Core developer Paul @Red01 (on Twitter) gave this video interview to The Futurist Project on why businesses should accept digital currencies. Watch it here.

    Exploring Cryptocurrencies with NavCoin
    Should businesses be exploring how they can accept cryptocurrencies today? Keran explores this with Paul from Navcointhefuturistproject.com

    Technical updates

    Last week NavCoin Core 4.2.0 was released which includes the Community Fund accumulation soft fork. Uptake by the network was slowed due to an issue in the NTP sync calculation on 32 bit systems which included the NavPi. The issue has now been resolved and the NavCoin Core 4.2.1 NTP Hotfix is ready to download. The full list of new binaries to download are available on Github here.:

    NAVCoin/navcoin-core
    navcoin-core - bitcoin-core 0.13 fork ported for NavCoingithub.com

    If you agree with the consensus change and want to signal your support for the community fund accumulation soft fork, make sure you download this new version of NavCoin Core and resume staking blocks.

    Congratulations to Sakdeniz (on Discord) for releasing the 1.0.2 alpha version of his NEXT wallet for Windows, MacOS and Ubuntu. It looks fantastic. Check out the release notes here:

    NEXT 1.0.2 Alpha Released
    NEXT 1.0.2 Alpha build for Windows, MacOS and Ubuntu released.blog.navcommunity.net

    hash512 (on Discord) has been working with Sakdeniz to get NEXT running on his NavCoin m8. It should be ready to go on sale in early July, after a little more burn in testing.

    NavCoin m8 will be deployed with the NavCoin software, the NEXT wallet, and a bitcoin wallet installed. Any other Proof of Stake coin wallets that have been tested will also go out at launch, or be added at a later date.

    For more info on this awesome community project check out the m8 channel on Discord and visit the NavCoin m8 website:

    https://www.navcoinm8.com

    Content updates

    Social media was a big focus last week, with the creation of a series of posts on the NavCoin Core 4.2.0 release, the 4.2.1 hotfix, CoinPayments, and the Developer and Content Manifestos. There is now a large pool of social posts buffered and ready to go, meaning NavCoin will have a continuous presence on the key social channels.

    The Core Content Collective continued their work on updating content in the refreshed navcoin.org developer site and navhub.org community site. You can see more detail on how the Community Fund will operate here.

    NavCoin Community Hub
    Following the community suggestion to enable contributors to receive funding from the network for their work, the…navhub.org
    To
    introduce the concept of the Fund and invite community members to
    signal their agreement to the NavCoin Core 4.2.0 soft fork, a short
    animated video was created. Look out for it soon in our 

    social channels and on navhub.org.

    And if developing the awesome NEXT wallet wasn’t enough Sakdeniz has been experimenting with another batch of NAV logo animations called ‘Dust’ and ‘Bling’, which you can check out here:



  • NavCoin - Updated Roadmap and Kauri Wallet

    First up this week is a reminder about the latest version of the NavCoin Wallet that is available for download.

    When you download this update you’ll add your vote to the 75% consensus necessary to enable accumulation of NAV into the Community Fund. You can read more about how this works at the community fund project page:

    NavCoin Community Hub
    Following the community suggestion to enable contributors to receive funding from the network for their work, the…navhub.org

    Download NavCoin Core 4.2.1 here:

    NavCoin
    NavCoin is a decentralized cryptocurrency that uses peer-to-peer technology to operate with no central authority or…navcoin.org

    You can also see the progress of how many votes the soft fork has with Prodpeak’s block explorer:

    Nav Explorer - Soft Forks
    NavCoin Block Explorer. Tracking Nav blocks, transactions, and addresses www.navexplorer.com

    In other news this week, Encrypt S have updated their projects on the NavCoin Community Roadmap to include the Kauri Wallet project, Craig embarks on a tough charity challenge, and community members have posted handy tips on choosing the right NavCoin wallet and updating to NavCoin Core 4.2.1.

    What’s happening in the community

    It’s always interesting hearing how people got into crypto. With that in mind, xVicious started this fascinating thread on Reddit — asking community members to share how they first became aware of NavCoin. What’s your NavCoin story? Join the conversation here.

    https://www.reddit.com/r/NavCoin/comments/8r355h/story_time_how_did_you_get_into_nav_coin/


    In this latest post at navcoinitalia.com Nio (on Discord) talks (in Italian) about SEC regulations and what they could mean for decentralised cryptocurrencies. Watch it here.

    NAVcoin Italia
    NAVcoin Italia è il più grande sito di criptovalute italiano. Entra nel mondo della Blockchain. Bitcoinwww.navcoinitalia.com

    If you’re unsure about the differences between the NavCoin wallet options then this infographic by @NavTechServers has the answers. Get full details of their respective features here:

    https://navtechservers.com/



    Keith from @CryptoCoinMind posted this step by step video on Youtube
    that shows how easy it is to update to the new NavCoin Core 4.2.1
    wallet.



    Globe-trotting NavCoin Core developers Matt and Rowan caught up over a beer with community moderator Jonathan in Berlin.

    It looks like Rowan definitely earned that beer — here’s another perspective from his visit to Iceland on his way to Berlin.

    By now NavCoin Core Developer Craig (prole on Discord) is a few days into his Oxfam Refugee Ration Challenge. Over the course of the week, he will discover what it’s like to survive on the strictly limited amount of very basic rations Syrian refugees are issued, Craig’s aim is to raise $10,000 NZD for the cause. You can show your support by following his journey on his Instagram and Twitter.

    https://www.instagram.com/craig.b.macgregor/

    Or you can sign up as a sponsor here.

    Ration Challenge New Zealand 2018
    I'm taking the Ration Challenge raising funds for refugees. Sponsor me by clicking the link. Thanks so much for your…my.rationchallenge.org.nz

    Technical updates

    There are a few updates to the projects Encrypt S works on in the roadmap on the NavCoin community site. The main changes involve the addition of the Kauri Wallet, including the extended features that are being built on top of it. You can see the changes here:

    NavCoin Community Hub
    Cryptocurrencies are complicated, and it's NavCoin's mission to change that. As a community we are striving to make…navhub.org

    And the full details about the new Kauri Wallet here:

    NavCoin Community Hub
    The first stage of the project is to build Kauri as a cross-platform thin client which supports NAV, BTC and ETH. At…navhub.org

    The Kauri wallet is a new open-source multi-currency wallet that is being developed by Encrypt S. NavCoin will be the first coin to get access to the wallet’s advanced features.

    You can read more about how the Kauri wallet came about in this post by Craig:

    Riding the shifting dunes of the blockchain landscape
    The last six months have seen some huge changes in the cryptocurrency industry, including the NavCoin Community and…medium.com

    The latest work by developers on Kauri has included:

    • Added automatic testing of the app size so it doesn’t grow too large, unnoticed.
    • Added performance benchmarking.
    • Merging translations into the build and deployment processes, so Kauri can work across all platforms in multiple languages.
    • Investigation and testing of different library options for the core Kauri Wallet blockchain code, including bcoin, bitcoin-js and bitcore-core libraries.
    • Research and discussions about the wallet UX.
    • Research how to create a decentralized exchange that works seamlessly with Kauri and other platforms.
    • Development of a feature for Kauri API that allows it to be run with zero-configuration. Developers will be able to run the binary on their machines and the Kauri API will automatically download, extract, configure, and start the navcoind daemon utilising a custom data directory, so that the default nav configuration directory is left intact. This will allow for a smooth development workflow as devs connect front-end Kauri wallet UI elements to the API while working via localhost.
    • Set up a pipeline for translating the app.
    • Setting the base translation solution to enable automated updating of translation files when text is changed in the app.
    • Creation of a tool to check how many lines in app are untranslated for each of the supported languages.

    Look out for more updates and information as work on this project proceeds over the coming months.

    Prodpeak made a post on Reddit asking for ideas on new features to add to the NavExplorer block explorer tool. Read his post and chip in your thoughts via the comments section.

    https://www.reddit.com/r/NavCoin/comments/8qlpha/new_features_for_the_navexplorer/

    Alternatively you can collaborate with him on GitHub.

    NavExplorer/navexplorer-frontend
    navexplorer-frontend - Frontend website for navexplorer.comgithub.com

    Have you taken a look at community developer Sakdeniz’ NEXT wallet yet? Last week he released the the 1.0.2 alpha version for Windows, MacOS and Ubuntu. You can see the release notes here.

    https://blog.navcommunity.net/2018/06/09/next-1-0-2-alpha-released

    Work continued on NavCoin Core to allow the creation of unit tests for the Community Fund and testing of upcoming new cold staking features, and Docker releases were created for both 4.2.0 and 4.2.1.

    Content updates

    Have you seen the NavCoin Brand Guidelines? It’s a great place to start when you want to start developing your own material for NavCoin. It’s comprehensive and everything is laid out clearly, making it easy to create great looking videos, banners, infographics or whatever else you want to create.

    Download your copy the Navcoin Brand Guidelines here.

    NavCoin Community Hub
    NavCoin is a community initiative and the Community Hub will help you learn about the range of NavCoin projects, and…navhub.org

    Last week this animated video introducing NavCoin 4.2.1 was created and launched on social media. The aim was to:

    • Generate awareness of the update to the NavCoin Core protocol.
    • Let NavCoin stakers know where to download the new wallet if they agree to the consensus change.
    • Show how accumulation of NAV in the Community Fund will work.

    If you haven’t already downloaded the new NavCoin Core 4.2.1 wallet to add your vote to the 75% consensus necessary to begin accumulating funds, you can get it here.

    NavCoin
    NavCoin is a decentralized cryptocurrency that uses peer-to-peer technology to operate with no central authority or…navcoin.org

    That’s all for this week,



  • Community Fund Vote Progress

    At the time this edition of NavCoin Community News was published, the 75% ‘yes’ vote necessary to approve the NavCoin Core 4.2.1 soft fork had been exceeded. If the level remains above 75% at the end of the current block period (2197440), the soft fork locks in and is scheduled to activate after another block period (at block number 2217600).

    Once that happens accumulation of NAV in the NavCoin Community Fund can begin. This is a significant step in the development of the NavCoin community, because it makes it possible to reward members for their contributions. Activation of the Fund itself, and the ability to submit proposals will be the subject of another soft fork in the near future.

    The idea behind this first phase is that there will be a pool of NAV ready to go when the Fund is launched. There will be more details about proposal creation once the code is ready to be released.

    Important notice for Core Wallet users.

    Once lock in occurs, updating to NavCoin Core 4.2.1 immediately is essential for stakers to ensure they remain connected to the network. All full node wallets — such as the NavPi & NavCoin Core — must download the new wallet before block 2217600 or you risk getting dropped.

    So if you haven’t already updated, download the new version of the NavCoin Core Wallet now here:

    NavCoin
    NavCoin is a decentralized cryptocurrency that uses peer-to-peer technology to operate with no central authority or…navcoin.org

    Engage with the community fund.

    NavCoin Core 4.2.1 reduces staking rewards from 5% to 4% to enable NAV to accumulate in the Fund at the rate of 0.25 NAV per block — which equals approximately 250,000 NAV per year. Once the next stage of the Community Fund is activated you will be able to propose your own projects and vote on initiatives put up by other community members. When a proposal is approved by network consensus it will be eligible for payment from the Fund. For more details on the NavCoin Community Fund and how you can participate check out navhub.org.

    NavCoin Community Hub
    Following the community suggestion to enable contributors to receive funding from the network for their work, the…navhub.org

    Refocusing the community news.

    There has been a shift in emphasis for this week’s NavCoin Community News, bringing the main focus back to the work being done by developers. The reason for the change is that much of Community News was doubling up on what was already available on NavCoin’s busy social channels. If you want to catch up on what other community members are up to, head over to @NavCoin_Global and @NavCoin on Twitter, and the NavCoin groups on Reddit and Discord. From there you’ll also be able to follow and engage with individual NavCoin community members.

    You can explore more NavCoin Twitter accounts here: http://bit.ly/navcoin-twitters

    Just be aware of imposter accounts. If in doubt check with the community on Discord.

    Developer updates.

    Last week the network was affected by the clock-sync bug. This wasn’t a malicious attack, and the NavCoin core developers, assisted by community contributors, were able to resolve it within 24 hours. This bug is fixed by the 4.2.1 soft fork, which is another very good reason to update your Wallet now.

    Download the 4.2.1 Wallet here :

    NavCoin
    NavCoin is a decentralized cryptocurrency that uses peer-to-peer technology to operate with no central authority or…navcoin.org

    This week NavCoin Core developers continued integration of the Kauri Wallet with the Kauri API to optimise developer workflow. After addressing team feedback, enhancing the implementation and testing, the workflow for UI development is stable. Pull Request #48 was submitted on Github to add Google Lighthouse performance monitoring to the Kauri build process. The next stage in the Kauri project is to build the basic functionality that will make up the features of the Wallet.

    Work is underway on the new asset download page for navcoin.org. This page will include logos, screenshots, community artwork, icons and more. The UI for navhub.org has also been updated.

    Following on from NavCoin 4.2.1, testing has already begun on the next release candidate for NavCoin Core. Preparation work has begun for a new Javascript library to handle the multiple functions available in the core code.

    As the Community Fund gets closer to launch, testing has begun and remaining features are being added. Proposal and Payment Request versioning allows expansion of these properties in the future without breaking backwards compatibility of the database. The durations of the votes for proposals and payment requests is limited to a predefined amount of full voting cycles. If voting started before the expiration of the proposal, Payment Requests can still be voted on after the deadline date of the Parent Proposal, because the deadline is now set relative to the moment of its acceptance.

    Hash512 is getting close to releasing the NavCoin m8 stakebox. Here’s the latest on its specs.

    NavCoin m8 runs a 2 or 3GB ram S912 (8-core 1.5Ghz) or S905W (4 core 1.2Ghz). It features a full Linux 64 bit operating system and Ubuntu Mate 16.04. NavCoin m8 has the ability to build and run a full navcoin-qt wallet, navcoind and NEXT. It runs on SD storage, USB flash drive or a USB hard drive, and there are a range of accessories available. For more information check out the M8 channel on Discord.

    https://discordapp.com/channels/442847010547171329/442847010547171334

    Finally a community appeal. If you have language skills you can make a simple and worthwhile contribution to the community by joining Transifex and translating NavCoin Core into another language. Currently there are 85 languages being worked on, so check it out and see how you can help.

    https://www.transifex.com/navcoin/navcoin-core/dashboard

    Core content creators.

    The NavCoin core team has started putting together a dedicated Youtube channel. This makes it easier to find and share content made by the Core Content Creators and the wider NavCoin community. Check it out here and subscribe.

    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCjDs4JceVSsaeCyvkA9cWCg

    In the community.

    On Sunday NavCoin Founder Craig completed the Oxfam Ration Challenge. His supporters donated a total of $3,822.54 so far, which means he has raised the most money of any individual in New Zealand. Surviving on the limited diet supplied by Oxfam to refugees gave Craig and his supporters a stark insight into the effects of this humanitarian crisis. You can read Craig’s thoughts on his Challenge week on Medium here.

    https://medium.com/@craig.b.macgregor/my-oxfam-ration-challenge-6abb9821ff25

    You can still donate to the Oxfam Syrian refugee appeal here.

    https://my.rationchallenge.org.nz/craig-macgregor

    That’s all for this week,

    NavCoin Core



  • NavCoin - Community Fund Accumulation Begins

    The big news this week is that the NavCoin Core 4.2.1 soft fork has now been activated, enabling the NavCoin Community Fund to start accumulating NAV. That means the network is on the way to building a pool of 250,000 NAV per year to fund projects proposed and built by NavCoin Community members.

    The big news this week is that the NavCoin Core 4.2.1 soft fork has now been activated, enabling the NavCoin Community Fund to start accumulating NAV. That means the network is on the way to building a pool of 250,000 NAV per year to fund projects proposed and built by NavCoin Community members.

    As a member of the community it’s something you can be proud of, because the Community Fund will be the world’s first dual consensus blockchain development fund. NavCoin community members who are staking on the network will be able to vote on projects they believe merit funding. Later they can vote again to release payment to the project owner if they agree that the project has met its objectives.

    You can view how much NAV has accumulated here:

    Nav Explorer - Address Community Fund - 410.24 - NavCoin
    NavCoin Block Explorer. Tracking Nav blocks, transactions, and addresseswww.navexplorer.com

    Stage two of the Community Fund’s activation is being rolled out over the next few months, and will include the launch of a social platform and educational content to make collaborating with other community members on projects easier. In the meantime, testing of the proposal and voting mechanism is underway. Once the code is fully tested and is getting close to release you’ll get more details on how to create and submit proposals.

    If you’d like some inspiration for your own NavCoin Community Fund proposal you can see current projects here:

    NavCoin Community Hub
    There is a whole eco-system of software which developers have created to operate on or alongside the NavCoin protocol…navhub.org

    You can also start to discuss your project ideas, build your team, or collaborate with other community members. A couple of easy ways to connect with others are on Discord:

    Discord - Free voice and text chat for gamers
    Step up your game with a modern voice & text chat app. Crystal clear voice, multiple server and channel support, mobile…discord.gg

    Or the navcommunity.net forum created by Sakdeniz:

    NAV Community
    NAV Communitynavcommunity.net

    Important Reminder For NAV Stakers

    To continue staking your NAV and securing the network you need to update to the latest NavCoin Core 4.2.1 wallet as soon as possible. Because this protocol update includes a soft fork which fixes the the Time Sync bug, it is essential for network stability that you update, otherwise your node will be dropped from the network. This soft fork is now live — so if you’re not in the majority of NAV stakers who have done it already, make sure you download the new version of the NavCoin Core Wallet now.

    NavCoin
    NavCoin is a decentralized cryptocurrency that uses peer-to-peer technology to operate with no central authority or…navcoin.org

    Developer Updates

    Along with the Community Fund, much of the focus of NavCoin Core developers over the past week has been on the Kauri multi-currency wallet project.

    The response for getting raw transactions from the new Kauri API was added to v0.1.1 of the API specification on SwaggerHub. This API spec is a blueprint for initial prototype development and formalises the relationship between the front and back end of the Kauri wallet.

    The Apache Cordova implementation, which enables the cross-platform mobile deployment of Kauri is being reviewed and tested for iOS and Android.

    A Proof of Concept has been developed for a master seed phrase that can be used for all currencies in the Kauri Wallet. This means users will only need one master key to generate keys for all currencies.

    The next features to be developed for Kauri will be address generation, getting wallet balances, and a patch to make building the wallet easier on some versions of Mac OSX.

    Version 1.0.3 of the NEXT wallet is now available — which adds more functionality, as well an easter egg game of memory you can play inside the wallet! And if you’re a business, you can now easily add your location into the NEXT wallet. Read here for more information:

    NEXT 1.0.3 Beta Released
    Edit descriptionblog.navcommunity.net

    Core Content Creators

    To provide easier access to resources that you can use to create your own NavCoin promotional material a new assets page has been created for the NavHub.org community site. It contains the NavCoin Brand Guidelines and a library of downloadable asset packs, including logos, web assets, and art from Beekart.

    What’s more, because the NavCoin community websites are static sites generated using GitHub, anyone can contribute to them and add in their own assets.

    Check out the new assets page here:

    NavCoin Community Hub
    NavCoin is a community initiative and the Community Hub will help you learn about the range of NavCoin projects, and…navhub.org

    Top Community News

    NavCoin Italia has been busy adding more merchants to the NavCoin roster. In the past week they’ve brought on board a childcare centre and a tattooist. View the interactive map of NavCoin merchants in Italy here:

    Craig continued his blockchain education work in the New Zealand business community with a presentation to developers at TradeMe (NZ’s version of eBay), and a visit to the World Wildlife Fund to talk to their fundraising team about accepting donations in cryptocurrency. To learn more about their work visit:

    WWF - Endangered Species Conservation | World Wildlife Fund
    World Wildlife Fund - The leading organization in wildlife conservation and endangered species. Learn how you can help…www.worldwildlife.org

    That’s all for this week,

    NavCoin Core



  • 20K NAV Bug Bounty and Roadmap Update

    The big news this week was the announcement of the Community Fund Bug Bounty programme. Up to 20,000 NAV is available as an incentive to try and break the fund. Payment will be on a sliding scale depending on the severity of the bug identified. The Community Fund is live on the testnet now, so why not head over to GitHub and do your best to hack it.

    NAVCoin/navcoin-core
    navcoin-core - bitcoin-core 0.13 fork ported for NavCoingithub.com

    At the time of writing almost 20,000 NAV had accumulated in the Fund. Over a full year 250,000 NAV will go into the Fund to pay for community projects, so the core developers want to make absolutely sure it’s secure. To check the latest balance visit the Fund address on the Nav Explorer.

    Nav Explorer - Address Community Fund - 20181.99 - NavCoin
    NavCoin Block Explorer. Tracking Nav blocks, transactions, and addresseswww.navexplorer.com

    A video tutorial is in the works that demonstrates how to test the Community Fund and search for bugs. Keep an eye out for it on the social channels.

    Developer Updates

    This week the focus was on wrapping up the NavPi memory fix issues, including the release of new Knowledge Base articles and an updated NavPi image (v1.0.9). You can view the full article about the NavPi fix here:

    NavCoin Community Hub
    As most veteran NavPi users know, there has been a significant issue with the memory resources being completely maxed…navhub.org

    Core developers and community devs have been testing the final stages of NAV OpenAlias for the upcoming NavCoin Core 4.3.0 release. This is a feature release with no fork required, so a consensus vote isn’t necessary before this update is merged with the mainnet.

    If you looked at the roadmap in the past few days you might have noticed that the Community Fund, Cold Staking and NAV OpenAlias have been shifted to a new category called ‘Beta Testing.’ This update was made to avoid confusion that’s been cropping up because the roadmap was showing these projects at 90% — but actually they have been built, and are either awaiting testing or currently being tested.

    Core Content Creators

    Over the past week Core Content Creators continued their work on building resources to support the launch of NAV OpenAlias and the Community Fund. They also worked with Core devs to get the word out to the community, appealing for more people to get involved in testing the Community Fund in Github. If you haven’t already taken a look at GitHub you can see what’s going on here.

    NavCoin
    GitHub is where people build software. More than 28 million people use GitHub to discover, fork, and contribute to over…github.com

    Work has also begun on refreshing the NavCoin static websites. There has been a lot of new content added over the last 3–5 months, including the creation of the navhub.org community website. So now it’s time to take a step back and assess the overall user experience. This work includes reviewing where each page sits in the overall sitemap, the way pages are formatted, and whether the navigation allows content to be found easily, and where visitors expect to find it.

    That’s all for this week,

    NavCoin Core



  • NavCoin m8 Launch And Website Redevelopment

    This week sees the launch of a long-term project by community developer Hash512 — his NavCoin m8 staking device is ready to go later this week. Check out the description of its features a little way down the page, and give your support to this ambitious community project.

    Another community developer Prodpeak has been extending the capabilities of his project the NavExplorer — which is a block explorer for NavCoin that allows you to view transactions and blocks as they happen. His pull request on GitHub has just been approved meaning the next release of NavPay and NavCoin Core will use NavExplorer to display detailed records of your transactions. Find out what else he’s been doing in the Developer Updates section below, and view the NavExplorer here:

    https://www.navexplorer.com

    Developer Updates

    NavCoin m8

    The new NavCoin m8 staking device is ready to go, and the official release date is 18 August @ 18:08:08 UTC. Here is an overview of its features by its creator Hash512 (on Discord):

    “Imagine a device that has at least four cores over 2GB of RAM and runs Ubuntu 18.04 Mate Desktop, stakes NAV via a NavCoin NEXT wallet, is nicely packaged in a commercial device less than 12 cm square and less than 2 cm high and costs less than two beers at the pub to run per year! NavCoin m8 can run off any USB port that can output a reasonable amount of power. It has ethernet, Wifi, and can support a USB hard drive up to 2TB. NavCoin m8 website will support purchases via the official currency of the NavCoin m8 — NAV. There will be more models released in the coming months, but they will all be similar in configuration and operation.”

    For more details visit the Navcoin m8 website or join the Discord channel.

    https://www.navcoinm8.com

    https://discord.gg/4z6GPf

    NavExplorer Update

    Prodpeak has deployed OpenAlias integration to the NavExplorer’s testnet browser. Community Fund indexing is also in progress, plus development of support for Cold Staking. All the code Propeak has developed for these projects is open source, and the repos are available on GitHub. You can view the code here:

    https://github.com/NavExplorer

    NEXT Wallet 1.0.4

    Sakdeniz has been hard at work to release the latest version of the NEXT wallet — available for Windows, MacOS, and Ubuntu. This has a number of improvements, including the additional support of other cryptocurrencies.

    You can view the release update which was published on NavHub here:

    https://navhub.org/news/2018-08-13-next-wallet-1-0-4-released/

    Website Refresh

    The Core developer’s key focus in the past week has been on refreshing navhub.org and navcoin.org. The revised sitemaps are being finalised, some pages were moved between the sites, and a new page was built for the Community Fund on NavHub. The overall objective is to make the role of each website clearer, and to improve and expand the resources available to the community.

    New NPIP’s

    Two new NavCoin Protocol Improvement Proposals (aka NPIP) have been submitted to GitHub.

    The first proposes a change to the way funds are added to the Community Fund in order to reduce blockchain bloat. It can be read here:

    https://github.com/NAVCoin/npips/blob/master/npip-0003.mediawiki

    The second is a draft proposal to change the NAV block reward to a fixed reward at two NAV per block. This proposal is intended to incentivise stakers to remain online full-time, which helps maintain network security. This suggested change will shift NavCoin’s Proof of Stake implementation towards version three, which is generally seen in the development community as the most up to date version. It can be viewed here:

    https://github.com/NAVCoin/npips/blob/npip-0004/npip-0004.mediawiki

    Remember, these NPIPs are not set in stone roadmap items, they are merely proposals up for debate and discussion, if you have any thoughts feel free to discuss them on Reddit or Discord.

    Interns And Testing 4.3.0

    Testing continued on NavCoin Core 4.3.0, including the new versions of NavPay.

    And to help with this two new members have been added to the Auckland team. Marcus and Gal are university students who will intern with Encrypt S while they complete their studies. Marcus is majoring in computer science and Gal is completing his PhD in mechatronics. Initially, to kickstart their blockchain skills, they will be involved in testing the Community Fund.

    Core Content Creators

    Website Refresh

    The website refresh also occupied much of the content contributors time. Following best practice in UX/UI it’s crucial that visitors to the NavCoin websites are able to understand immediately what each website is about, and that they can find what they need quickly and easily. As part of this new and updated pages are being created, and more video content is being developed.

    OpenAlias

    NavCoin OpenAlias is still a major focus as you are now able to register your OpenAlias address. If you haven’t already claimed yours, why not do it now.

    http://openalias.nav.community

    That’s all for this week,

    NavCoin Core



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