Snapshot: Nxt, unsurpassable blockchain solutions

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SNAPSHOT - Nxt, unsurpassable blockchain solutions is a collection of articles, which, after a short introduction to the concept of blockchain technology, looks into the history of Nxt, the world’s first user-, and business oriented PoS blockchain 2.0 platform.

From its tumultuous launch in 2013, the pros and cons of its distribution model and the anonymous inventor, BCNext, who handed over the source code to the community and gave them the responsibility to enhance the tech and ecosystem, it takes the reader on a journey through ups and downs, features, use cases, business projects and bank/government adoption of the tech. The multi million dollar fintech and blockchain industry advances at a rapid pace these years, so why is Nxt, an underfunded open source project, still the most advanced?

In 228 pages the articles contained in this book relate how a group of mostly anonymous people, investors, cryptographers, economists and software developers set out to change the world.
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Feb 3, 2017
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Computers / Computer Science
Computers / Enterprise Applications / Collaboration Software
Computers / General
Computers / History
Computers / Programming / Open Source
Computers / Software Development & Engineering / General
Computers / Web / Web Programming
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