- Rule110: Open API for NKN Developers
- Mainnet Explorer Update
- Developer Bounty Program
- nLearning Video: Content Delivery
- NKN 2.0 Announcement Coming soon!
Mainnet technical development updates
Latest Mainnet Stats June 16, 2020:
- 💻 22,153 full consensus nodes
- 🏭 167 ISPs or cloud providers
- 🌐 37 countries & regions
The latest stable release for mainnet is v1.1.7-beta
Leaders from the NKN Community, including ChrisT and lightmyfir from NKNx and Mutsi from nStatus, have joined forces to form the first NKN Open-Source community called “Rule110”. Along with the announcement of Rule 110, the team has published their first project which is the NKN OpenAPI, based on the NKNx API, which offers an easy-to-use programming interface for developers. Rule 110 promises to provide developers the tools and help they need to learn and contribute to the growing NKN developer community. We cannot be more excited! Check out the announcement and visit the Github repository for Rule 110 projects.
Mainnet Explorer Update
On June 15, the official NKN Mainnet Explorer was updated to version 1.0.0, is much faster, and now uses the community created Open API developed by Rule110. Users can now access the NKN Mainnet Explorer at its new location: https://nscan.io/. For developers interested in contributing to the project, please check out the Github repository for more information.
Developer Bounty Program
Are you a developer ready for a challenge? NKN has identified 5 challenges that not only provide a great way to contribute to our community but offer bounty rewards for your effort! These challenges range from Apps built on top of NKN’s dataRide Platform to creating 1-click installations of NKN full nodes on Synology and QNAP Network Attached Storage solutions.
- App for NKN file transfer (up to 20,000 NKN per app)
- IFTTT.com Connectors and Services (up to 20,000 NKN per app)
- WIX.com webapp (up to 20,000 NKN per app)
- Synology packages (up to 20,000 NKN)
- QNAP App Center (up to 20,000 NKN)
To find out more as well as links to help you get started with these projects, please visit our forum post on the topic here.
nLearning Video: Content Delivery
On June 2nd, NKN released the nLearning Video “Content Delivery in 2020”. Content Delivery Networks or CDNs such as NKN’s own New Kind of CDN make it possible for modern streaming applications to provide great performance at scale. This video takes a closer look at how CDNs work and why they are important for any online website, application, or service. Check out the video on our YouTube Channel or read more about NKN’s nCDN solution on our product page.
NKN 2.0 Announcement Coming soon!
We are putting the finishing touches on our plans for NKN 2.0 with announcements planned for later this month. Make sure to follow us on Twitter, Telegram, and the official NKN Blog for the latest NKN news.
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 connections 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.