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Volume 1, Number 5 – July 31, 2017

Welcome to the Nexus Newsletter!

Fireworks

This month started of with quite a bang as the Nexus Genesis White Paper was released on July 4th at precisely 11:11:11 AM GMT-7 (Arizona). It was released on GitHub, the Nexus Earth Website, Facebook, Twitter, and Slack at the same moment by multiple team members around the Earth. We felt the symbolism of this date and time would be ideal for releasing the White Paper, as Nexus is a new beginning, much like the group of American settlers determined to start anew and declare their Independence from the British Crown in 1776. Technology can revolutionize the world and with the proper tools, humankind can be as free as they are willing to be. Nexus works to provide a toolset for those who wish to further the cause of freedom and prosperity.

Our Community is more active than ever and continues to grow. We now have over 3,000 members in our Slack Community! Many members of the Community are pitching in  and providing input for various tasks.

Nexus Conference Reminder

Make sure to get your tickets for the First Nexus Conference and Three Year Birthday Celebration. The Conference will happen September 21-23, 2017 and take place at the Aspen Meadows Resort in Aspen, Colorado, USA. Nexus has hired an event planner for the Conference to make sure things run smoothly. He and the Nexus Team have been busy lining up speakers and making arrangements for the event. There will be speeches and question and answer sessions from some of the brightest minds concerning business, finance, technology, networks, aerospace, blockchains, bitcoin, gold and silver, economics, philosophy, medical marijuana, music, data, hardware systems, and the future of the Internet. We have quite an all star list of speakers lined up. Ticket prices increase on August 1st as we have a big name announcement coming, so if you have been waiting, get yours now. You can find out more information about the speakers and ticketing information at the Nexus Earth Conference page.

Keith Full Time Nexus

Keith has managed to get himself in a place financially, at least in the near-term, where he was able to quit his day job and focus on Nexus full time. He wears many hats and we are fortunate to have him working on the Project. Keith is a tremendous asset to Nexus and the Community. Congratulations on making the switch to work full time on what you are passionate about!

Website Updates

Keith continues to make updates to the website. He has been incorporating many new features and adding content. He has also been adding and changing things based on feedback from the Community. The website is looking great! We are in the process of adding additional content to the FAQs section as well.

Colin Interviews

Kierre was able to stage an excellent discussion with Colin about blockchain technology, Bitcoin, Nexus, smart contracts, and more. The Interview explains the beginnings of Nexus and where we are headed as well. Kierre did a great job keeping the topics focused while also participating in the discussion. If you haven’t seen the interview, check it out here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rUuOirhzpbg.

Colin was asked to return to Freedom’s Phoenix with Ernest Hancock for another show on July 14th. The interview can be heard using the link below…

https://www.freedomsphoenix.com/Media/Media-Files/001-0714121549-2017-07-14-Hour-1+-Colin-Cantrell—Tim-Picciott—Dave-Hodges.mp3

The first discussion went so well, Colin was invited back for a second discussion days later.  He was on the July 18th show along with Overstock.com CEO Patrick Bryne. Colin stayed after the full show to continue the discussion and go into more depth explaining how blockchain, Bitcoin, and Nexus work. For a truly educational experience, be sure to check out the entire 6 hours of content here…

https://www.freedomsphoenix.com/Media/221846-2017-07-18-07-19-17-colin-cantrell-patrick-byrne-video-mp3s-loaded.htm

https://www.freedomsphoenix.com/Media/Media-Files/001-0720001256-2017-07-19-Colin-Cantrell—NexusEarth-Crypto-PODCAST.mp3

Tritium White Paper

Colin and Kierre have been working on the Tritium White Paper. This White Paper focuses more on the technical aspects of the Tritium update. Currently, 14 pages of content have been written. The Tritium White Paper will be released shortly before the release of the Tritium update.

Tritium Update

Colin has been busy pushing new code in preparation for the Tritium update. He has also been running code on some of the seed nodes to work out any kinks. While we won’t give any dates, we are getting much closer to a release. We have also decided to include the Trust update in this release as well as a functional GUI wallet.

Nexus Interface Development

Colin has coded a new Javascript/CSS framework for use in the development of the GUI wallet for Nexus. Colin and Keith are currently working with this framework and integrating the new graphics that Shaun Preece has designed. This framework also has the potential to be utilized for web development and other applications and is really an innovative approach to Javascript and CSS.

Development Schedule

The roll out schedule for Nexus is as follows:

  1. Tritium White Paper
  2. Tritium Base
  3. Tritium Time-Lock
  4. Amine White Paper
  5. Amine Time-Lock
  6. Obsidian White Paper
  7. Obsidian Time-Lock

Vector Test Launch

Vector be will conducting a low-altitude test launch with the Block 0.002 Vector-R at the proposed Spaceport Camden site on Thursday, Aug. 3. Colin and Kierre will be there helping with the launch and will provide updates from the field as they are able to. Good luck Vector!

Nexus Videos

We are getting very close to finalizing the script for the Nexus explainer promotional video and production will start very quickly once the script is complete.

A Nexus Community montage video being is produced by Community member @ajkrohn. If you would like to participate, be sure to reach out to Andrew on Slack.

Chinese Outreach

As part of our outreach to the Chinese Community, a Mandarin Chinese translation of the article Nexus Crypto Currency Simplified – A Guide For Everyone has been posted for our Chinese friends at…

https://steemit.com/cryptocurrency/@ajkrohn/nexus.

Additionally, it is exciting to now have a Chinese translation of our Bitcointalk Original Post located at https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=1996260.0.

Developer Profile: Kierre Reeg

Kierre Reeg is a graduate of CU Boulder with a degree in business finance. He worked as a senior equity trader at Unicom Capital, a Denver/NYC based Hedge Fund, for over 8 years before founding TYME  (www.tymestyle.com) with his family members. Currently, Kierre is the CEO of TYME and of Visum Capital, a private investment firm focusing on early stage companies, equities and crypto currencies.

Newsletter Credits

Author: Preston (@pdogg147)

Editor: gjsteele71 (@spaid)