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

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Highlights

  • New Beta Version of nMobile available for Community Testing
  • Smart Home of Tomorrow
  • App-Centric Virtual Networks & NKN
  • Survey Winners Announced
  • New nLearning Articles Available

Mainnet technical development updates

Latest Mainnet Stats May 19, 2020:

  • 🌐 34 countries & regions
  • 🏭 173 ISPs or cloud providers
  • 💻 13,058 full consensus nodes

The latest stable release for mainnet is v1.1.7-beta

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

New Beta Version of nMobile available for Community Testing

nMobile beta release
nMobile beta release

Are you interested in being a beta tester for nMobile?  nMobile is our secure mobile chat application which uses the NKN network and dataRide service to send secure messages between individuals and among groups.  While the production version has been available on the Google Play Store since March, we are now offering our community the opportunity to download and try our latest beta version which features improved performance.  Try nMobile today and drop us an email with your feedback. And our iOS version of nMobile is under internal testing, and should be available for our community pretty soon.

Smart Home of Tomorrow

Smart home of tomorrow
Smart home of tomorrow

As part of the “How to Protect Your Smart Home in 2020” mini series, NKN together with our partners at IoTeX published the article, “Smart Home of Tomorrow”.  The article looks at the future of Smart Home and how innovations in Secure Hardware, Decentralized ID, IoT Standardization, and Secure Encrypted Communications will address the security and privacy vulnerabilities in the next generation of Smart Home Solutions. 

If you missed the webinar, “How to Protect Your Smart Home in 2020”, you can view the video replay here.

App-Centric Virtual Networks & NKN

App centric virtual network
App centric virtual network

What is an App-Centric Virtual Network?  App-Centric Virtual networks enable the next generation of highly connected devices by creating and deploying network technologies that ensure good performance in an uncoordinated open internet.  In the white paper, “App-Centric Virtual Network | NKN”, we take a deep dive into what companies like Aryaka, Haste, and Palo Alto Networks are doing to create App-Centric Virtual networks across industries such as SD-WAN, Gaming, and Security/SASE respectively. These are the perfect use cases that NKN can provide unique value. 

A good way to get started is with the free and open source SDK from NKN, which offers developers a performance optimized virtual network service for true peer to peer messaging, streaming, and file transfer.

Survey Winners Announced

NKN mobile app survey results
NKN mobile app survey results

The three lucky draw winners from our recent messaging application survey are: Rostyslav, Hubert, and Jason!! Congratulations! We have contacted all the winners and awards have been sent. Thanks to everyone that participated in the messaging application survey and offered your insights to help us improve nMobile to make it the best messaging application yet.

New nLearning Articles Available

nLearning blog entries
nLearning blog entries

We have been hard at work publishing new content on the NKN Blog. Check out some latest editions:

New content is added every week so check back often!   And, If you like an article, don’t forget to give us a clap and share on social media.  Enjoy!

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 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.

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