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

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NKN making world a bit sweeter

Highlights

  • New MainNet v1.1.4-beta Release Re-enabled Name Service
  • How To Use nsh to Run Secure Remote Commands On Ubuntu 18.04
  • Secure Remote File Access for Network Attached Storage (NAS)
  • Community Built NKNx Vault adds support for NKN Domain Name

Mainnet technical development updates

Latest Mainnet Stats March 16, 2020:

🌐 40 countries & regions

🏭 173 ISPs or cloud providers

💻 22,871 full consensus nodes

NKN nodes around the world

NKN mainnet code development progress over the last two weeks is mainly reflected in nkn, ncp-js, nkn-client-js, nkn-wallet-js, tuna, documentations, nkn-sdk-js, and nkn-sdk-go public repositories and different branches, as well as nMobile app and ncdn related private repositories.

Pull RequestCommits
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New MainNet v1.1.4-beta Release Re-enabled Name Service

On March 2nd, NKN released MainNet v1.1.4-beta.  This release re-enables name service functions at block height 980,000, including name registration, extension, transfer and delete.  Old versions will not be able to parse any new name service transactions and thus will fail to work after block height 980,000. Therefore, please update your nodes accordingly.

Name registration now costs a fee (10 NKN) and is valid only for a year to avoid spamming attacks.  

For update instructions and the latest Pruned ChainDB file check out the release notes at: https://forum.nkn.org/t/nkn-mainnet-v1-1-4-beta-release/2106

The latest stable release for mainnet is v1.1.4-beta

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

How To Use nsh to Run Secure Remote Commands On Ubuntu 18.04

digitalocean community blog tutorial

The tutorial, “How To Use nsh to Run Secure Remote Commands On Ubuntu 18.04” was published to the Digital Ocean community blog site on March 4th, with a potential reach of over 500,000 developers and customers.  NKN Shell or nsh is a fast and convenient way to access and manage your remote machines while providing a more secure connection than popular services like ssh. This tutorial offers a step by step guide on how to install and use nsh for your own remote machine management.  Check it out for yourself on the DigitalOcean community site.  

Secure Remote File Access for Network Attached Storage (NAS)

NKN secure remote file access for NAS

On March 10th, NKN published “Secure Remote File Access for Network Attached Storage (NAS)” on Dev.to, Medium, and NKN Forum.   Our solution allows users access to their NAS files from anywhere without the need to host a central server, saving development and maintenance effort, as well as time and money. And users can enjoy even higher levels of security and privacy when accessing NAS remotely.

Key Benefits:

  • Secure Access from Anywhere – Access your files securely from anywhere even if your NAS is behind a router/firewall with no public IP address or open ports, by using NKN’s unique NKN addressing and network architecture
  • Reliable – NKN’s network of up to 20,000 servers in more than 40 countries ensures there is always a relay node available.
  • One Connection – Access all the files and services on your NAS from one connection.

To learn more about our secure remote file access solution and to try it for yourself check out our post on the NKN Forum

Community Built NKNx Vault adds support for NKN Domain Name

NKNx Vault
NKNx Vault

The community built desktop wallet, NKNx Vault, now supports NKN domain name service.  Users can use NKNx Vault to register their own customized NKN domains using the app for as little as 10 NKN.  The customized NKN domain can be used instead of your default address code making it easier to manage your digital assets. 

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.

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