Latest News

The NavCoin Community Fund is live

  • Kieren Hyland
  • 16 Nov 2018
  • Nav News
The latest updates to the NavCoin Core protocol have activated, and as a result, the NavCoin Community Fund is ready to accept your proposal for consideration and funding by the network. The latest updates to the NavCoin Core protocol have activated, and as a result, the NavCoin Community Fund is ready to accept your proposal for consideration and funding by the network. A world first! Delivering a major upgrade like the Community Fund is a significant achievement - both for the Core dev team and all the other community members who contributed their time and skill to bring it to life.

Community Fund Locks-in

  • John Darby
  • 14 Nov 2018
  • Nav News
The big news from the past week in the world of NavCoin is that the 4.4.0 soft-forks have locked in, which activate the Community Fund and double the network contribution to the Fund from 250,000 to 500,000 NAV per year. That means that the world’s first fully decentralised Community Fund is almost ready to go! Once it activates, there will be nothing holding you back from submitting your ideas and applying to have them funded by the network.

Community Fund Locked In

  • Kieren Hyland
  • 9 Nov 2018
  • Nav News
Good news! The Community Fund soft-fork has locked-in. After almost a year and a half since the initial conversations began. Good news! The Community Fund soft-fork has locked-in. After almost a year and a half since the initial conversations began. Now there will be a seven day lock-in period and then the soft-fork will be activated (at block height 2,620,800). The reason for this seven day grace period is to give everyone who hasn’t already done it extra time to upgrade their wallet to the latest version.

Soft Fork Voting Update

  • John Darby
  • 7 Nov 2018
  • Nav News
Community members are signalling their agreement to the latest protocol update by downloading the new Core wallet, and the three soft forks are getting very close to lock-in. Community members are signalling their agreement to the latest protocol update by downloading the new Core wallet, and the three soft forks are getting very close to lock-in. At the present rate, each will achieve the necessary 75% consensus by the end of the current block period - which is likely to be in the new few days.

#HumansOfNavCoin Activation Competition

  • Craig MacGregor
  • 3 Nov 2018
  • Nav News
  • Competitions
NavCoin Core are launching a competition to help support the most popular community fund ideas. All you have to do is tweet your idea with the #HumansOfNavCoin hashtag to get in the draw. The NavCoin Community Fund softfork voting is well underway and looking likely to lock-in at the end of the next voting period (approximately 00:00 GMT Friday 9 November 2018). To help showcase potential Community Fund proposals we’ve been running a #HumansOfNavCoin hashtag campaign on twitter.

NavCoin Core 4.4.0 Voting Underway

  • John Darby
  • 31 Oct 2018
  • Nav News
Last week was a major milestone in NavCoin history with the release of the Community Fund soft fork. It’s especially significant because it’s a world first - NavCoin has the only truly decentralised fund that uses a dual community voting mechanism to manage both the approval of projects and the distribution of funds. The next step for the Community Fund is activation and for that to happen it’s necessary to get network approval for the NavCoin 4.

Community Fund Release

  • John Darby
  • 24 Oct 2018
  • Nav News
This is an exciting day for everyone in the NavCoin community. NavCoin Core 4.4.0 has been released. What’s most significant about the latest version of NavCoin Core is that it allows for the activation of the NavCoin Community Fund. This is an exciting day for everyone in the NavCoin community. NavCoin Core 4.4.0 has been released. What’s most significant about the latest version of NavCoin Core is that it allows for the activation of the NavCoin Community Fund.

NavCoin Project Summary & Roadmap

  • Craig MacGregor
  • 21 Oct 2018
  • Nav News
With open source and decentralised projects, sometimes it’s hard to see the whole landscape at a glance. To help consolidate the NavCoin community’s past achievements and future vision, I’ve put together a PDF document which outlines a high level overview of the NavCoin project and where the technology is heading. With open source and decentralised projects, sometimes it’s hard to see the whole landscape at a glance. To help consolidate the NavCoin community’s past achievements and future vision, I’ve put together a PDF document which outlines a high level overview of the NavCoin project and where the technology is heading.

Community Fund Youtube Livestream

  • Kieren Hyland
  • 17 Oct 2018
  • Nav News
Education Live Streaming Session #3 This is your chance to learn all about the new NavCoin Community Fund from the experts - lead developers Alex and Craig. You’ll find out why the Fund is a unique example of true decentralisation, hear about the innovative thinking that went into its development, and get insights into why testing and retesting has been such an important part of the process. This is your chance to learn all about the new NavCoin Community Fund from the experts - lead developers Alex and Craig.

Hacktoberfest

  • Paul Sanderson
  • 11 Oct 2018
  • Nav News

Navcoin is participating in Hacktoberfest - what is that you ask? Well its annual celebration of all things open source, Hacktoberfest launched as a partnership between DigitalOcean and GitHub in 2014 and rallies a global community of contributors, with last year’s event drawing nearly 240K pull requests.

New Navcoin.org website now live

  • John Darby
  • 10 Oct 2018
  • Nav News
It’s here! After months of work by the Core Content team and Core Developers, the new NavCoin.org website is online. It has a fresh new look and new content. The aim of updating the site was to simplify its structure, make navigation more intuitive, and communicate NavCoin’s unique features and capabilities more effectively to new visitors. Why not head over to the site and have a click around now. We hope you like it.

The NavCoin.org refresh process

  • Carter X
  • 10 Oct 2018
  • Nav News
Redesigning NavCoin.org was all about solving user problems as well as bringing a fresh look to NavCoin. The UX strategy for a content-based website like NavCoin.org, is that the content on the site should be easy to find & navigate, as well as visually appealing, attractive and leads people to read. Redesigning NavCoin.org was all about solving user problems as well as bringing a fresh look to NavCoin. The UX strategy for a content-based website like NavCoin.

NavCollab Hackathon & ATM Design Vote

  • John Darby
  • 3 Oct 2018
  • Nav News
The NavCollab site is live and ready to help you get involved in the NavCoin Community Fund. The NavCollab website is like a forum, but with a lot more features. The aim is to make it easy for you to start projects, and get others to help you. Take a moment to read the intro article to see how the NavCollab site works. But if you want to jump straight in, here’s how to get started:

Community Fund Countdown Begins

  • Kieren Hyland
  • 26 Sep 2018
  • Nav News
After months of development, testing and re-testing, the NavCoin Community Fund is almost ready to go live. With only a little while longer to wait, it’s a good time to get to thinking about how you could utilise the Community Fund - such as what types of projects you would like to see funded. Feel free to share your thoughts on Discord, and see if others agree! After months of development, testing and re-testing, the NavCoin Community Fund is almost ready to go live.

NavCoin Core Next Steps

  • John Darby
  • 19 Sep 2018
  • Nav News
It’s going to be busy over the next few months, so Craig (Prole on Discord) has written a preview of what’s planned. It covers the upcoming NavCoin Core soft-forks: 4.4.0 Community Fund, 4.5.0 Proof of Stake version 3, and 5.0 Privacy Upgrade. When you have a moment head over to Medium to read the full text. It’s going to be busy over the next few months, so Craig (Prole on Discord) has written a preview of what’s planned.

OpenAlias Competition Winners

  • Laura Harris
  • 13 Sep 2018
  • Nav News
To celebrate the release of OpenAlias, the NavCoin Core collective created a competition to encourage the community get involved with this new feature. If you’re one of the lucky winners we will contact you soon to arrange fulfilment of your prize. Thanks to everyone who took part! To celebrate the release of OpenAlias, the NavCoin Core collective created a competition to encourage the community get involved with this new feature. If you’re one of the lucky winners we will contact you soon to arrange fulfilment of your prize.

Privacy Announcement and Education Livestream

  • Kieren Hyland
  • 12 Sep 2018
  • Nav News
The release of OpenAlias has been well received by the NavCoin community. At the time of writing there have been hundreds of OpenAlias addresses registered under @nav.community. If you haven’t already joined them by creating OpenAlias address of your own take a moment to do it now. All that’s required to get it going is install the latest version of your wallet, and register your address here: The release of OpenAlias has been well received by the NavCoin community.

OpenAlias Is Live

  • John Darby
  • 5 Sep 2018
  • Nav News
The big news this week is that OpenAlias has gone live as part of the NavCoin 4.3.0 update. You can read the release notes for the 4.3.0 release here: The big news this week is that OpenAlias has gone live as part of the NavCoin 4.3.0 update. You can read the full release notes for the 4.3.0 release here: https://navcoin.org/notices/2018-09-04-navcoin-core-4-3-0/ Alex also posted a technical guide for how OpenAlias works: https://navhub.

Open Alias Developer Notes

  • Alex
  • 3 Sep 2018
  • Nav News
OpenAlias is a protocol originally created by the Monero team designed to relate a domain name with a cryptocurrency address. The recently released wallet version 4.3.0 of NavCoin Core includes the changes necessary to support the translation from OpenAlias-ready domains to NavCoin addresses. OpenAlias is a protocol originally created by the Monero team designed to relate a domain name with a cryptocurrency address. The recently released wallet version 4.3.0 of NavCoin Core includes the changes necessary to support the translation from OpenAlias-ready domains to NavCoin addresses.

Project Updates + Video Content

  • Kieren Hyland
  • 29 Aug 2018
  • Nav News
Over the past week the Core Developers and Content Creators began taking the final steps towards the launch of NAV OpenAlias, the Community Fund, the Collab website, and the refreshed NavCoin.org website. These are all major projects, which have absorbed hundreds of hours throughout 2018. Once they’re complete it’s hoped that they will make it easier for anyone to participate in the NavCoin ecosystem, and engage with other like-minded community members.

Community Heroes

  • John Darby
  • 23 Aug 2018
  • Nav News
Last week community developer Hash512 (on Discord) achieved a major milestone with the launch of the NavCoin m8 staking device. We covered its specs in detail in last week’s NavCoin Community News, and now it’s available for sale through the NavCoin m8 website. This is the culmination of many months hard work, and is another example of the amazing things can be achieved by the NavCoin community. Get your NavCoin m8 here:

NavCoin m8 Launch And Website Redevelopment

  • Kieren Hyland
  • 15 Aug 2018
  • Nav News
This week sees the launch of a long-term project by community developer Hash512 - his NavCoin m8 staking device is ready to go later this week. Check out the description of its features a little way down the page, and give your support to this ambitious community project. This week sees the launch of a long-term project by community developer Hash512 - his NavCoin m8 staking device is ready to go later this week.

NEXT Wallet Beta 1.0.4 Released

  • Seyhan Akdeniz
  • 13 Aug 2018
  • Nav News
We have been hard at work on the latest BETA release of the NEXT Wallet. Along with a whole lot of improvements, we have now added support LITECOIN, PIVX, DASH, CROWN, VIACOIN, PARTICL, PHORE as well as NAV. We have been hard at work on the latest BETA release of the NEXT Wallet. Along with a whole lot of improvements, we have now added support LITECOIN, PIVX, DASH, CROWN, VIACOIN, PARTICL, PHORE as well as NAV.

NavCoin OpenAlias & Community Fund Testing

  • John Darby
  • 8 Aug 2018
  • Nav News
NavCoin OpenAlias is a new feature that will be part of the upcoming NavCoin Core 4.3.0 update, however you’re able to register your NavCoin OpenAlias address right now. NavCoin OpenAlias is a new feature that will be part of the upcoming NavCoin Core 4.3.0 update, however you’re able to register your NavCoin OpenAlias address now. NavCoin OpenAlias works by converting the full 32 character NavCoin wallet address into an easy to remember ‘email style’ format, for example Rupert.

20K NAV bug bounty and roadmap update

  • Kieren Hyland
  • 1 Aug 2018
  • Nav News
The big news this week was the announcement of the Community Fund Bug Bounty programme. Up to 20,000 NAV is available as an incentive to try and break the fund. Payment will be on a sliding scale depending on the severity of the bug identified. The Community Fund is live on the testnet now, so why not head over to GitHub and do your best to hack it. The big news this week was the announcement of the Community Fund Bug Bounty programme.

NavPi memory issues resolved

  • Mike Delucchi
  • 30 Jul 2018
  • Nav News
  • NavPi
As most veteran NavPi users know, there has been a significant issue with the memory resources being completely maxed out while running the NavCoin daemon. It’s been a frustrating issue and the core team has been focused on solving the problem by engineering both short and long term solutions. As most veteran NavPi users know, there has been a significant issue with the memory resources being completely maxed out while running the NavCoin daemon.

New Knowledge Base Article & Testing NavCoin Core

  • John Darby
  • 25 Jul 2018
  • Nav News
It’s important that NavCoin community members are able to contribute to projects and confidently use the range of features that are built into the NavCoin ecosystem. The easier it is, allows for a wider range of people to contribute to the NavCoin ecosystem. It’s important that NavCoin community members are able to contribute to projects and confidently use the range of features that are built into the NavCoin ecosystem. The easier it is to contribute, the stronger the NavCoin ecosystem becomes.

NavCoin Core Feature Testing

  • Kieren Hyland
  • 18 Jul 2018
  • Nav News
Over the past week finding ways to increase participation in NavCoin Core feature testing has been a hot topic among NavCoin Core Developers. It’s important that as many people as possible take part in testing release candidates and software fixes. Not only does it make the NavCoin ecosystem more robust, it also provides the perfect opportunity to learn more about blockchain and how it works. The Core developers sincerely appreciate the assistance of the people in the global NavCoin community who already help out consistently, but there’s always opportunity for more people to come on board and enhance their technology skills.

NavCoin Core 4.3.0 Release Candidate

  • Craig MacGregor
  • 11 Jul 2018
  • Nav News
This week brings your chance to test and comment on the release candidate for NavCoin Core 4.3.0. This update introduces the OpenAlias feature for NavCoin core, adds wallet support for bootstrapping, and delivers some GUI fixes. This week brings your chance to test and comment on the release candidate for NavCoin Core 4.3.0. This update introduces the OpenAlias feature for NavCoin core, adds wallet support for bootstrapping, and delivers some GUI fixes.

Community Fund Accumulation Begins

  • John Darby
  • 4 Jul 2018
  • Nav News
The big news this week is that the NavCoin Core 4.2.1 soft fork has now been activated, enabling the NavCoin Community Fund to start accumulating NAV. That means the network is on the way to building a pool of 250,000 NAV per year to fund projects proposed and built by NavCoin Community members. The big news this week is that the NavCoin Core 4.2.1 soft fork has now been activated, enabling the NavCoin Community Fund to start accumulating NAV.

Community Fund Vote Progress

  • Kieren Hyland
  • 27 Jun 2018
  • Nav News
At the time this edition of NavCoin Community News was published, the 75% ‘yes’ vote necessary to approve the NavCoin Core 4.2.1 soft fork had been exceeded. If the level remains above 75% at the end of the current block period (2197440), the soft fork locks in and is scheduled to activate after another block period (at block number 2217600). At the time this edition of NavCoin Community News was published, the 75% ‘yes’ vote necessary to approve the NavCoin Core 4.

Updated Roadmap and Kauri Wallet

  • Kieren Hyland
  • 20 Jun 2018
  • Nav News

First up this week is a reminder about the latest version of the NavCoin Wallet that is available for download.

NavCoin Core 4.2.1 Hotfix & NavCoin Community Twitter

  • Craig MacGregor
  • 13 Jun 2018
  • Nav News

Last week the Core Developers discovered and fixed an issue that prevented NavPi’s updating 4.2.0 and signal their support for the community fund accumulation soft fork. It was good to see Core Developers rallying to fulfill the objectives laid out in the Developer Manifesto - ensuring the stability of the network takes priority over all other tasks. So thanks to everyone who helped out - and burned the midnight oil for the greater good of the NavCoin network.

NavCoin Core 4.2.0 released, NavCoin around the world.

  • Kieren Hyland
  • 6 Jun 2018
  • Nav News
This week the big news is that NavCoin Core 4.2.0 has now been released that includes two soft forks requiring approval by the network. This core protocol update involved developers throughout the global NavCoin community - so a big shout out to all those who contributed their time and expertise. It’s more proof that NavCoin’s decentralization really works! But it’s not just NavCoin developers who have been working hard, as you’ll see there has been lots of other exciting community activity happening all over the world.

Developer & Content Manifestos, Retesting NavCoin 4.2.0

  • Craig MacGregor
  • 30 May 2018
  • Nav News

Following on from the NavCoin Brand Guidelines published a couple of weeks ago, the NavCoin Core content contributors have added even more resourceful content that will further help empower community members to become active contributors in their own right. Expanding on that theme, there has been plenty of activity by community members this past week - from more merchants in Italy to a tipping bot on Telegram. Developers have been hard at it too, focussing on the retesting of the NavCoin Core 4.2.0 release candidate, and creation of NavCoin Protocol Improvement Proposals (NPIP’s).

Community Fund Phase One Preview and NavCoin.org Refresh

  • NavCore
  • 23 May 2018
  • Nav News
This week brings the opportunity for the whole community to get involved in and informed about the upcoming soft fork in NavCoin 4.2.0 - which will kick off the Community Fund accumulation. And as usual there are exciting community initiatives to inspire you, and news of incoming work by the Core Content contributors. This week brings the opportunity for the whole community to get involved in and informed about the upcoming soft fork in NavCoin 4.

NavPay 4.1 released. NavCore is now NavHub.

  • NavCore
  • 16 May 2018
  • Nav News

A major focus of the past few weeks for NavCoin Core has been creating a range of tools and resources to empower the NavCoin community to be confident contributors within the NavCoin ecosystem.

Community promos. Netherlands Meetup This Saturday.

  • NavCore
  • 9 May 2018
  • Nav News

The NavCoin community is on a roll at the moment. The social channels have been full of positive conversations and great initiatives keep on coming through. And not to be out done, NavCoin developers around the world have be hard at work on a range of interesting projects.

Brand Bible and New Merchants

  • NavCore
  • 2 May 2018
  • Nav News

The great thing about decentralized community projects like this is that freedom of the individual is paramount. No one can tell you what NavCoin is or isn’t, it is what you make it. This week there have been so many great contributions from all around the world where people are starting to put this empowering idea into practice.

2 million Block Milestone, New Devnet

  • NavCore
  • 26 Apr 2018
  • Nav News
There has been a lot more activity within the NavCoin community over the past few weeks. More and more people are getting involved and contributing their own ideas and projects — which is exactly as it should be. NavCoin is a free community that no one owns or controls. It’s up to you to help make it a thriving environment for anyone who is passionate about blockchain technology. You don’t have to ask anyone’s permission — just do it!

Navpay Update, Community Initiatives.

  • NavCore
  • 18 Apr 2018
  • Nav News

You might have noticed that the NavCoin Community News has been getting longer and longer recently. There’s a lot to share with you, and as you’ll see it’s not just developers who are making impressive contributions. The beauty of the NavCoin community is that everyone can participate, and you don’t need to be tech-guru. Last week we heard about someone giving out NavCoin pens and this week there’s another example of a code-free NavCoin community initiative.

NavCoin Core Manifestos, Cold Staking Testing.

  • NavCore
  • 11 Apr 2018
  • Nav News

This week the core team have started creating NavCoin Core manifesto documents, and we see a fantastic example of how members without coding skills can contribute to the project.

NavCoin Community Hub Launched, Alex visits Auckland.

  • NavCore
  • 4 Apr 2018
  • Nav News

Last week was all go for Nav community developers as they crammed five days work into four before taking Friday off for the Easter holiday. Alex was in New Zealand on a flying visit and caught up with some of the locals who were keen to get the benefit of his wisdom and experience on all things blockchain. The new NavCoin community hub at navhub.org has been launched and the navcoin.org website reorganized.

Community Website, And Developer Upskilling

  • NavCore
  • 28 Mar 2018
  • Nav News

This week saw Alex pass his years of blockchain experience onto developers Mike, Paul and Matt in order to upskill them on the advanced parts of NavCoin core.

NavPi Kowhai UX Flow And New NavCoin Core Page

  • NavCore
  • 21 Mar 2018
  • Nav News

This week the community and developers have been busy contributing to a range of NavCoin projects including NavPi, planning the upcoming NavCoin community website, and NavMorph. Now let’s take a closer look at what they’ve been doing.

Development Update, New NavCoin Contributors and Community Meetups

  • NavCore
  • 14 Mar 2018
  • Nav News

This week again there has been steady development progress across the main layer two applications which the NavCoin Core team are building on top of the NavCoin protocol.

Development Update, Website Restructure Underway & Community News

  • NavCore
  • 7 Mar 2018
  • Nav News

The NavCore team and NavCoin community continue to make development progress on the roadmapped features. The NavCoin website is set for a refresh as well as additional informative content in support of existing projects.

NavTech page, NavPi update, and London Meetup

  • NavCore
  • 28 Feb 2018
  • Nav News

This week the NavCoin content creators have launched a new page on the website with top level information about NavTech. A community event is on the horizon for London NavCoin enthusiasts, and we get you up to date on all the development projects happening in the community. Plus there’s a light update to the NavPi and some scam prevention tips for the NavCoin community.

NavCore Project Progress, Nav Community & Marketing Update

  • NavCore
  • 21 Feb 2018
  • Nav News

There has been a lot of solid progress made this week as the new team members start contributing to the main projects they will be working on. We will keep you updated on each project’s progress as milestones are achieved. Don’t forget it’s all open source so you can follow along on the NavCoin GitHub and even get involved!

Knowledge Base Launched, NavPi Ready, Encrypt S Expansion

  • NavCore
  • 14 Feb 2018
  • Nav News

In this week’s report we have a new batch of NavPi’s, another new Software Engineer joins Encrypt S as a NavCoin contributor, and the new NavCoin Knowledge Base is now live.

NavTech Subchain Upgrade Success

  • NavCore
  • 31 Jan 2018
  • Nav News

This week has seen the successful rollout of the new NavTech Subchain, and the Encrypt-S NavTech servers are back online. The Coinomi wallet has been updated, and there are some new services that have integrated with NavCoin.

2018 Roadmap is Live

  • NavCore
  • 17 Jan 2018
  • Nav News

The NavCoin Core developers have a range of projects on the go in 2018, supporting the ‘big picture’ mission of simplifying cryptocurrency.

Kickstart 2018 Navpi Back in Stock and Electrum Export to Navpay

  • NavCore
  • 10 Jan 2018
  • Nav News

The team have come back from their holidays feeling rested and energetic! After a fairly hectic end of year period, having some time to unplug and relax has allowed us to recharge our batteries and get ready for the big year ahead.