NKN Bi-weekly Report April 1 – April 15, 2020

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Highlights

  • Video Streaming giant iQIYi Taps NKN for Video Performance Boost
  • Smart Home Webinar with NKN & IoTeX
  • Community Project NKNxCompanion Telegram Bot
  • NKN Advisor Stephen Wolfram invites you to solve Physics
  • In memory: John H. Conway, Mathematician, inventor of Game of Life (CA)

Mainnet technical development updates

Latest Mainnet Stats April 16, 2020:

  • 🌐 42 countries & regions
  • 🏭 184 ISPs or cloud providers
  • 💻 23071 full consensus nodes

The latest stable release for mainnet is v1.1.6-beta

(https://github.com/nknorg/nkn/releases )

Video Streaming Giant iQIYi Taps NKN for Video Performance Boost

On April 14th, NKN announced our recently inked commercial contract with iQIYi, one of the largest video streaming services in China, to deliver video content for many of its over 500 million users.  The details, first reported by Coindesk, uses NKN’s microhosting network and management to provide content caching and delivery for movies and TV shows offered on the iQIYi platform. The result is a better customer experience for users and a much needed bandwidth savings from caching for operators and video service providers.

Read more:

NKN Joins iQIYI in Advancing Technical Innovation for Video Content Delivery

Baidu-Owned Video Streaming Giant iQiyi Taps Public Blockchain for Performance Boost 

Smart Home Webinar with NKN & IoTeX

On April 15th, NKN together with IoTeX collaborated to present the webinar “How to Protect Your Smart Home in 2020”.  The presentation provided insights on the smart home of today including devices and network infrastructure as well as tips on how you can make your smart home more secure.  It also included a look at the smart home of tomorrow featuring technologies such as Blockchain, Secure Hardware, Decentralized Identification, Secure P2P Communications, and IoT industry Standards that will make the future smart home more secure and protect your data.  

Check out the replay here:

https://zoom.us/rec/share/2sVJCJj9zkNIErPz7VvBV4w_Brr9eaa80XdL-KVYy0n7GyqL5bR3nNfh9qUUV7VP

Community Project NKNxCompanion Telegram Bot

NKNxCompanion  is a Telegram bot brought to you by the team at NKNx which allows you to monitor your wallet addresses and get information about the NKN blockchain network.  The tool features:

  • Track NKN addresses. Add as many as you like
  • View last 10 transactions of a wallet
  • Check wallet balance
  • Get notifications about latest transactions
  • Stay alert of hackers trying to drain your wallet
  • Get current NKN market stats
  • Get current NKN network stats

The tool is available at: https://t.co/9uhrQK6PYC?amp=1

NKN Advisor Stephen Wolfram invites you to solve Physics

Do you want to figure out the path to the Holy Grail of Physics: a unified theory, making it possible for the first time to discover the underlying rule of our entire universe, one that intertwines relativity, gravity, and quantum mechanics with an elegant coherence?

On April 14th 2020, NKN advisor Dr. Stephen Wolfram debuted the Wolfram Physics Project. And you are welcome to join Dr. Wolfram and many enthusiasts search for the fundamental theory of physics, one simple rule at a time. 

https://www.wired.com/story/stephen-wolfram-invites-you-to-solve-physics/

http://wolframphysics.org/

In memory: John H. Conway, Mathematician, Inventor of Game of Life (CA)

John Horton Conway, the English-born Princeton mathematician whose body of work ranged from the rigorously highbrow to the frivolously fun, earning him prizes and a reputation as a creative, iconoclastic and even magical genius, died on Saturday in New Brunswick, N.J. He was 82.

Conway’s contributions in Cellular Automata and Game of Life, are one of the key foundations of NKN’s core technologies such as MOCA consensus algorithm.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Horton_Conway

About NKN

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.

Home: https://nkn.org/ 

Email: [email protected] 

Telegram: https://t.me/nknorg

Twitter: https://twitter.com/NKN_ORG 

Blog: https://blog.nkn.org 

Forum: https://forum.nkn.org 

Medium: https://medium.com/nknetwork 

Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/company/nknetwork/ 

Github: https://github.com/nknorg 

Discord: https://discord.gg/yVCWmkC

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