August was another busy month at Nexus as the team executed its final preparations for the 2018 Nexus Conference and focused heavily on building out the code. The conference agenda is available (check it out here), with a rich lineup including a blockchain 101 seminar, inspirational speakers and panels, and the first ever Nexus working groups.
We want to invite everyone from the community to join us in Scottsdale on Friday, September 21st for these collaborative sessions to help in designing and building the Tritium Software Stack as well as a new model for a Decentralized Autonomous Community (DAC). We very much look forward to this annual opportunity to gather face to face with the community members who have been so integral in building Nexus. The conference always brings forth exciting opportunities and individuals that shape the code and the project. Don’t miss this final week to get tickets for the conference and make sure to tell your friends!
The Nexus wallet beta is off to a successful start. The team has solicited great insights and has released a sneak peak of the wallet overview page. Follow the wallet testing in our Nexus Slack or through our many social media channels. Dino Farinacci, founder of Lispers.net and advisory committee member, has been helping with the development of Tritium. He will be presenting at the conference and will share an exciting update with us this month.
We look forward to seeing everyone at the conference for more community interaction, business use cases and code development. If you can’t join us, make sure to follow us on twitter for real time updates.
Nexus Wallet Development Update:
“My first impression is that every other wallet I use now looks archaic” – @breadsax
Sneak peak of the Nexus Wallet overview page
The Nexus wallet Beta 1.0 began on August 31st. Read all about the progress and impressions from the community here:
Tritium Development Update:
Colin Cantrell, founder and chief architect, revealed a number of interesting updates on the team’s development of Tritium, including a stress test of the LLP/LLD capacity to scale up to 144,485 requests per second, which is well within the requirements for VISA scale ability (20k/second peak).
Dino Farinacci Update:
I am currently working on packaging the tritium software. So the wallet, nexus daemon, and LISP can all come up in a docker container. By using docker containers, the code always runs on debian linux regardless if your hardware platform is running Windows, MacOS, Android, or Linux. The packaging allows for IPv4 and IPv6 EIDs to be provisioned dynamically so nexus peers can be discovered by seed nodes without any human intervention.
I am also testing each git commit that Colin is creating to test new functionality he has written over LISP. I am making the docker container environment easy for users to manage nexus and LISP by providing handy command line aliases. Additionally, I’m starting to write an application that tests all paths on the underlay to RLOCs.
The Story of Nexus: Conference Preparation
In preparation for the 2018 Nexus Conference Anastasiya Maslova, Wendy Katz, and Pete Keay put together a series of articles that tell the story of three aspects integral to the growth of Nexus. These also lead up to developments that will be presented at the conference. Read the first two articles here (keep your eyes peeled for the third), and join us to see how they unfold at the conference by getting your tickets today: www.TheNexusConference.com.
An Unexpected Scalability Solution: LISP and Nexus
Serendipitous meetings can lead to monumental advancements in tech on any given day. Meet Dino Farinacci, founder of lispers.net & former Fellow at Cisco Systems whose chance meeting on a train is bringing the first ever network scalability to the Nexus blockchain.
Learn, Develop, and Build with the Nexus Community at This Month’s Conference:
Pete Keay introduces us to the first of their kind Nexus Working Groups that are poised to revolutionize the internet’s standardization model. Join us at the Nexus Conference to design and build the elements of the Nexus Software Stack and Decentralized Autonomous Community.
Nexus Partners with BitSpace
Nexus Earth partnered with BitSpace to advance blockchain technology in space utilizing BitSpace’s international network of communities and companies combined with the Nexus blockchain. Read about it here:
Read what BitSpace had to say about the partnership as well:
Development Hire: Krishna Doddi
Krishna Doddi has 15+ years of experience in the IT industry. He started with C++ coding for a direct banking product at USAA and then went on to build a payment gateway at TSYS which handles billions of transactions. One third of credit card transactions go through this payment gateway. He later joined American Express as the Lead Technical Architect and improved their response times above 60%. Krishna made major contributions at American Express working with Apple Pay’s Amazon integration. After that Krishna joined Intel as Data Scientist working on IoT and big data initiatives as well as machine learning. In 2016 he ventured into startups and started working on blockchain and other successful web based startups including RVnGO.com and CarRentalWholesale.com. Beyond his love of coding, in his spare time Krishna enjoys playing chess.
This promo video by MrProbz highlights why Nexus is the future of Blockchain:
Community Meme Contest:
Join our community Slack and get your meme game on for Jabar’s meme contest! The community will vote on its three favorite memes on September 16th. Prizes are:
1st Place: 200 NXS
2nd Place: 100 NXS
3rd Prize: 50 NXS
Nexus in the Media
A Brief History of Nexus:
Ever wonder how Nexus was born? Here’s a little history lesson as we get closer to unveiling our new technology:
The Crypto Show with Phoenix Crypto!
Danny, Doug, and Anastasiya discuss governance, blockchain education, and the details of The Nexus Conference:
It’s All About Code!
Ernest Hancock interviews Colin Cantrell on Freedom’s Phoenix radio about the Nexus tech, IETF, dev working groups, The Nexus Conference and other exciting updates!
Thank you to everyone for a great month of collaboration and continued development. We look forward to seeing you at the 2018 Nexus Conference!
The Nexus Team