“My first impression is that every other wallet I use now looks archaic” – @breadsax
The first round of private Beta testing for the new wallet is well underway this week. Our community members are trying out all of the wallet features, testing the functionality, and reporting their findings.
The Linux and Windows release versions have been packaged, but the developers ran into a few issues for OSX, which will be fixed for the next phase. The second round of Beta testing will start on Monday, September 10, 2018 and will include anywhere from 30-40 new testers. Some of the original feedback has been about legacy processing capacity, including wallet loading time and synchronization time. These will be upgraded in future releases of the daemon and are not part of the UI upgrade. Many of the issues that have already been reported are fixed and will be merged into the main branch today.
“It is a big step forward, particularly the architectural change of decoupling from the business layer (daemon).” – Paul Screen
The team is finalizing the skins for the presentation of the wallet and adding customization features into the settings. One of the most exciting aspects of the new interface is that it is extremely flexible and will give users a lot of personalization options.
“The customization and fresh GUI will really set Nexus apart from other wallets and especially from QT’s!” – Greg J
We’re excited to show you a partial sneak peek of the wallet Overview page. The globe will show the Nexus network with nodes connecting to their peers in real time. Based on community feedback, the developers have incorporated an option to turn the globe on and off in order to optimize each user’s experience. More overview attributes will be revealed prior to the main release.
“The new wallet is inviting and feature packed. The customization options are awesome! Couple that with the coming back-end architecture and additional customizable modules for the wallet, and Nexus will lead the pack in functionality and user experience.” – Preston Smith
A wish-list for the future includes support for international languages and other currencies, and a wallet trading app. The development team is working around the clock to fix all reported bugs and optimize the installation process. We want to extend a huge thank you to everyone who is contributing to this release!
Join the Community Workgroups Revolutionizing the Internet’s Standardization Model
Every day, people all around the world get together for blockchain gatherings.
Many are speed dating networking events. “Can you help me make money?” “Here, take my card.” “Oh look, it’s Charle Lee!”
Others are technical hackathons, bringing coders together to conquer challenges and win prizes.
There’s a place for both kinds of events, but the focus isn’t on community. Nor is it on the businesses who are excited to find a blockchain technology they can use to create revolutionary new systems — but often don’t know where to begin.
Unlike speed dating conferences, the Nexus Conference is a community of people that will welcome you and invite you to collaborate on subjects you’ve never even thought about. Come knowing no one, and leave a friend and member of the community.
And unlike coders-only conferences, the Nexus Conference is designed to teach you how Nexus — to my knowledge, the only blockchain that is focused on full distribution and layer-one on-chain scalability — can help your business.
Most blockchain products are focused on creating Band-Aids for their scalability problems with controversial, hacky, and often centralized second-layer solutions. Some of these are brilliant workarounds, but they’re still workarounds. For years, Nexus has been researching, testing, and building a fully distributed, scalable blockchain without the need for these workarounds, and as the three stages of the TAO (Tritium, Amine, and Obsidian, the protocol upgrades to transform a one-dimensional chain into a 3-dimensional chain) launch, all of that work will come to fruition.
If you’re not a blockchain veteran, the Blockchain 101 seminar on September 19th can teach you the ropes, covering topics like cryptography, advanced contracts, decentralization, equity-based money, ICOs and non-ICOs, industries ready to be transformed by blockchain, and more.
During the conference itself, starting on the afternoon of September 19th through the 21st, you will hear speakers like Nicholas Thompson (Editor in Chief at WIRED), Bloq Inc.’s Jeff Garzik, Vector’s Jim Cantrell, and Jay Alan Samit (Former Vice Chairman of Deloitte).
Of course, there will also be plenty of food, friends, and fun to go around between sessions –but there’s something brand new at this year’s Nexus Conference, too: the rebirth of a long, productive practice from the early days of the Internet.
As the Internet was taking shape years ago, the need for standards became apparent.
The IETF (Internet Engineering Task Force) was created by the United States government to establish standards, but in 1993 it transitioned to an international non-profit. The IETF creates open development standards. Anyone is free to be a member, and all of the leaders and workers in the organization are volunteers.
At Nexus, we have drawn inspiration from the IETF as we create the next iteration of the Internet. The IETF meets in working groups and informal discussion groups organized around specific topics to discuss standards and come to consensus. Once the task is accomplished, the groups disband to form new ones, with a new focus.
Like the IETF, Nexus will organize and maintain working groups to build the future of this technology.
These working groups will hold their first meetings at this year’s conference, assisted by members of the Nexus team.
In these sessions, you can learn about the layers of the Nexus TAO architecture that matter most to you and your business, and you can design functions and features with the developers. Each component of Nexus, from the revolutionary efficiency of the foundational layers to the abstraction and usability of the developer-, business-, and user-facing levels will be presented in detail.
Join us in Scottsdale, Arizona September 19th to 21st. On Friday, September 21st, we will be kicking off the Nexus working groups: places of open discussion, commentary, and community on the key components of the scaling protocols and advanced contract platform of the new Internet.
Seven working groups will meet for the first time, and continue communicating after the conference concludes.
You can participate in whichever groups you are interested in and passionate about:
functionality-wg, designing functionality required for business needs
dac-wg, designing the structure of the Distributed Autonomous Community (DAC)
arch-wg, designing the architecture of how all of the layers work together
network-wg, building the Network Layer
ledger-wg, building the Ledger Layer
contract-wg, building the Register, Operation, and API Layers
app-wg, building the Logical and Interface Layers for decentralized applications
By introducing workgroups, Nexus is modernizing the IETF’s time-tested standardization process, translating it to a new era of innovation and development. We are opening up the future of Nexus development to rich community involvement.
And this is only the beginning. Just like the IETF, Nexus will also organize other events in the future, like coding hackathons focused on blockchain technology.
It’s an exciting new era in the development of the Internet, and we hope you can be a part of it. Come join us in Scottsdale this September!