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John Darby
5 Sep 2018
OpenAlias Is Live

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.org/news/2018-09-03-open-alias/

With the release of 4.3.0, OpenAlias is ready to go on all NavCoin wallets. To use this new feature, which significantly simplifies digital currency payment, you need to download the latest version of your chosen wallet: https://navcoin.org/wallets/

Note: If you’re using a NavPi, you will receive a notification to confirm your auto-update.

Have you registered your Alias address yet? http://openalias.nav.community

OpenAlias Competition

To celebrate the launch of OpenAlias, a competition has been set up to help raise awareness of this new feature. The grand prize is 1000 NAV, plus 10 consolation prizes of 100 NAV each. Earn entry points by registering your new Alias, sharing it on social media, and signing up to NavCoin’s email list. You can enter here:

https://navhub.org/open-alias-competition

Live Stream Education Sessions

Starting on September 13, NavCoin Core public education sessions will be streamed live so international members of the NavCoin community can sit in. These occasional sessions will cover a range of topics that are relevant to anyone who’s interested in NavCoin and blockchain.

The first one will be held next Thursday at 0830 GMT +12 and will cover the NavCoin Protocol Improvement Proposals (NPIP’s) for Static Rewards and Cold Staking. After the session, the videos will remain on Youtube, so you can watch them at your leisure. Stay tuned for more details.

Developer Updates

NPIPs

Prole has finished coding his Static Block Reward proposal NPIP004. Head over to GitHub and check it out.

https://github.com/craigmacgregor/navcoin-core/pull/3

If you’d like to get involved in testing NPIP004, the binaries and testing notes will be available on GitHub after the Community Fund and Collab website projects have gone live.

Websites

Work continued on the Community Fund Collab website. It has been migrated to AWS from the development server, content is being added, and the new design style is being applied across the site.

Several PR’s for NavHub.org and NavCoin.org sites were reviewed, and time was spent on the roll-out of the refreshed NavCoin.org.

The metadata on the NavCoin OpenAlias website is in the process of being optimised, page by page, to ensure it displays properly when shared on social media.

Development of NavPi Lite is progressing with most of the framework needed to roll out the main send/receive/stake functionality. The login and API are secured by JWT token, the API is communicating to the NavCoin daemon and external APIs, and QR codes are rendering.

Top Community Contributors

Sakdeniz’ latest NavCoin creation has appeared on Youtube - ‘The Dark Logo.’ Video elements like this make a great basis for social media posts. You could share it on your favourite platforms.

https://youtu.be/vWP4ww2Yul4

A shout out to @Chasethechaser for running the NavCoin Australia Twitter account. It’s contributions like this that make the Navcoin community great.

https://twitter.com/NavCoinAUS

Core Content Creators

Last week saw the Content Creators designing and writing supporting material and content for the Collab and NavCoin.org websites. They also set up the OpenAlias competition, and added to the bank of social posts in the buffer for release over the next seven days. The aim of gradually releasing social posts in this way is to ensure that there is a constant flow relevant information going out to the NavCoin community.

That’s all for this week,

NavCoin Core

John Darby
5 Sep 2018