- December AMA video replay & summary
- Evangelizing NKN @ Plug and Play
- Commercial deployment with NAS manufacturer started
- Partnering with China Mobile
- NKN supports Twitter’s bluesky initiative
- Happy Holidays!
Mainnet technical development updates
Latest Mainnet Stats December 30th, 2019:
- 🌐 43 countries & regions
- 🏭 236 ISPs or cloud providers
- 💻 19374 full consensus nodes
NKN mainnet code development progress over the last two weeks is mainly reflected in nknd, nkn-sdk-go, tuna, nkn-wallet-js, nkn-client-js, nkn-multiclient-js, nkn-shell-daemon, supervisorord, geodns, portchecker, portmapper, and portcheck-serve public repositories and different branches, as well as NKN mobile app and ncdn related private repositories.
- Pull Request: 17
- Commits: 86
The latest stable release for mainnet is v1.1.1-beta
Short updates from weekly engineering team meetings:
- Implemented NKP-0003: providing https/wss endpoint for NKN client
- NKN Commercial, commercial version of NKN software, in beta testing
- nMobile app v2.17 with d-chat improves performance and stability
- NKN Android SDK improves performance and stability
- Start initial work on NKP-0009: reliable transmission protocol based on NKN client
- More testing with partners for nCDN and nFTP
- More code review & 3rd party security audits
December AMA video replay & summary
NKN conducted its last Video AMA of 2019 on December 12th. With questions from our amazing community, we answered questions regarding NKN’s Communication as a Service suite of apps, commercialization progress, Mainnet token integration plans, staking, and our thoughts going into 2020. Thanks to everyone who submitted questions and participated in the live video AMA.
Evangelizing NKN at Plug And Play
On December 6th, NKN Co-Founder, Bruce Li, shared the NKN story including our upcoming Communication as a Service (CaaS) products at the Plug And Play global headquarters in Silicon Valley. Plug and Play is an early stage investor, accelerator, and corporate innovation hub which features over 300 corporate partners and 200 VCs within its ecosystem. It was a great opportunity to evangelize NKN within this vibrant community.
Commercial deployment with NAS manufacturer started
We have been working with a Network Attached Storage (NAS) vendor to enable customers to share content such as photos and videos directly from their home NAS to their mobile app. This uses NKN network and has already been deployed to more than 13,000 NAS devices and will roll out to more customers in the future. This is a real world adoption at scale and is one of the largest deployments built on top of NKN to date.
Partnership with China Mobile
In early December, NKN reached an agreement with a division of China Mobile in southern China to collaborate in strategic areas including cloud computing, network, and blockchain. In addition, NKN will be using China Mobile Edge Servers and underlying infrastructure to run NKN applications such as nCDN and nFTP for enterprise customers.
NKN support Twitter’s bluesky initiative
NKN fully supports Twitter’s @bluesky initiative, and aspire to help create the protocol for true peer to peer communication, and help build the network foundation for a decentralized social network. It is exciting to be part of a future that societal conversation is civil, fact based and healthy!
Twitter is funding a small independent team of up to five open source architects, engineers, and designers to develop an open and decentralized standard for social media. The goal is for Twitter to ultimately be a client of this standard.
Dr. Wolfram, NKN advisor @stephen_wolfram, went to Washington to talk about “open up the AI” in June 2019. Mentioned in Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey’s twitter storm on decentralization, Dr. Wolfram proposed two solutions to AI powered content selection. A recommended read.
Stephen Wolfram’s written testimony to the US Senate regarding algorithm transparency. He explains some of the complex intellectual and scientific problems involved, then offers two possible suggestions for paths forward.
Happy Holidays from NKN
From all of us here at NKN, we hope you have a fun-filled holiday season and best wishes for a happy New Year!
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.