Feb 27 2024
V26: Tremissis is LIVE!
We announce the full release of nano node V26.1 Tremissis - an upgrade that significantly improves network efficiency and resiliency, particularly during adverse network conditions like heavy spam.
What's in V26?
- Vote Hinting Improvements
- Improved bootstrapping performance for some slower nodes
- Server-side support for up to 255 votes per message
- Server-side support for frontier scanning
- Miscellaneous cleanup items
Read more here:
Feb 02 2024
Nano: Cutting Our Cost of Living through Currency Design
Read this fantastic article by community contributor 'monram,' exploring the benefits of nano cutting our cost of living.
"If each of us stopped for a few minutes to reflect about our relationship with money in our daily lives, thinking of money itself as a means to cutting our cost of living would hardly cross anyone’s mind. Partly because we’ve been taught to think of shenanigans like inflation as pretty much a given, and partly because we live in a world riddled with rent-seeking middlemen whom, whenever there’s a payment to be made, will come out of the woodwork to try to get their cut.
But what if money could actually be engineered in such a way that it would cut our living costs by letting us bypass debasement, fees, and even borders? What if I told you this form of money already exists and has been in circulation for a few years?"
Jan 30 2024
Expanding Access to ChatGPT-4 Through Nano Payments
While platforms like ChatGPT-4 offer a treasure trove of knowledge and assistance in various domains, the cost and payment options can be a barrier for many. Nano democratizes this access, allowing people to pay only for what they use.
In this article, Senatus dives into how they leveraged Nano to make ChatGPT-4 accessible to a broader audience. Whether you're a tech enthusiast, an educator, or someone looking to stretch your dollar while making efficient use of AI and crypto, read on!
Jan 27 2024
Starting Circular Economies with Nano Networking Meet-Ups
The Nano Community Programme has evolved, and now, more than ever, we need every community member's support and activity to increase nano awareness and adoption worldwide. In this article, Nano Foundation's Community Lead Vini Barbosa guides you through a meet-up structure idea that anyone can reproduce anywhere in the world — just like sending and receiving nano (XNO).
Building circular economies is one of our most important goals to foment real-world adoption of nano as a currency. A circular economy exists when entities can directly spend the coins they earned with another participant, and so on.
For that, I introduce you to the Nano Networking meet-up proposed structure. This should be a general guide for the first steps of organizing a local meet-up aiming to build circular economies worldwide.
By following this guide, all nano community members will be able to host their local nano networking meet-ups and become leaders (or ambassadors) locally.
Jan 26 2024
Nanocafe.cc project shutdown 2/2/2024
It's with a touch of sadness that the creator of a long-running project, Nanocafe.cc, active for nearly three years since its inception during the raiblocks era, has announced its closure. Despite the creator's self-professed limited programming skills, the project has thrived, a testament to the power of determination and community support.
In a gesture of gratitude and to boost network awareness one last time, a final giveaway is planned, with details to be announced. Nanocafe.cc, which has significantly contributed to the Nano network, reaching over 80,000 unique users and operating as a non-profit, will leave its domain and open-source materials on GitHub available for anyone interested in continuing the journey.
The creator, u/Saizo, expresses immense pride in the project's achievements and heartfelt appreciation for the relationships and learning experiences gained through this venture
Jan 25 2024
"Traveling with nano is possible using the right tools," says Vini Barbosa
Nano Foundation’s Community Lead Vini Barbosa has shown it is possible to travel (mostly) with nano in his pockets.
On a trip to Curitiba (Paraná, Brazil), Vini has covered nearly 90% of his expenses with XNO. Moreover, he explained to the team that these units were previously earned in a job he does for Ririro.com — a children’s story website by Pim Coffeng.
“I was gifted the flying ticket for this 2-day trip but I could’ve purchased it with nano through Travala if I wanted to. The hotel was booked using Travala, and Uber through NanoBankBot (a Brazil-only service for gift cards and on/off-ramp, by Wenderson from the Brazilian community). However, the best part was directly spending nano at Corleone Craft Burger. From my self-custody wallet to Corleone owner's self-custody wallet, no intermediaries. The hamburger is delicious, by the way. The thing is, traveling with nano is possible using the right tools.”
Vini’s trip expenses:
Brazilian Real (BRL) - R$63.00 (10%)
- Airport Lunch 1: R$34.00
- Airport Lunch 2: R$28.00
Nano (XNO) - R$559.52 (90%)
- Hotel: Ӿ53.74 (R$295.57)
- 5 Uber trips: Ӿ35.04 (R$200.00)
- Corleone Craft Burger: Ӿ12.79 (R$63.95)
- 2x Beer: Ӿ4.8 (R$24.00)
- 1x Hamburger: Ӿ5.99 (R$29.95)
- 2x Water: Ӿ2.00 (R$10.00)
Jan 24 2024
PRISM: A collection of simple micro-tasks for promoting nano (inc. nano payouts)
A common problem in decentralized communities is members wanting to help out, but not knowing where to begin, or finding tasks too overwhelming.
u/Corican wanted to address this problem, and created PRISM - a central hub for micro-tasks that benefit the nano ecosystem and community.
PRISM operates on zealy.io, a website that lets organizers set tasks for community members and rewards them for completing them. For example: you could be asked to Like a specific Tweet and get a small XP boost or $XNO reward for doing so.
Read the full update to find out more.
Nano-GPT update: progressive web app, swaps via NanSwap, cheaper chat models, streaming text
Nano-GPT, an AI website that allows users to pay-per-prompt with nano to chat with the pro version of ChatGPT and generate images, has been improved even more!
The service now added multiple new language models, swaps from other currencies to nano via NanSwap, the chat being streamed and the website is now also turned into a progressive app for android, iphone and desktop.
Read the full update to find out more.
Jan 23 2024
Nano Drinks Fridge Nigeria! - buy drinks for Nano
The University of Benin has become a popular location for students to gather and use Nano, particularly at the WeNano spots. A collaboration among local Nano enthusiasts led to the installation of a fridge in the student hostel, with drinks priced at 0.2XNO, payable via a QR code.
A custom bot monitors transactions, facilitating immediate fund distribution and handling of incorrect payment amounts, with notifications sent through WhatsApp. This initiative, currently in the experimental phase, has successfully enabled the practical use of Nano, with plans to adjust pricing and possibly integrate a Point of Sale system or WeNano Business.
Jan 22 2024
After almost closing down, NanoWall is back stronger than ever!
NanoWall.link almost had to close down but is now using rpc.nano.to and is able to stay up! To promote the project, NanoWall now allows users to buy an XNO monster with an associated nano seed. Besides getting a cool picture, the nano wallet seeds will be used for something in the future.
Jan 17 2024
Dimitrios rejoins as protocol developer at NF
Dimitrios has joined as Protocol developer, funded by community donations!
Dimitrios will be diving into our weekly dev space, sharing progress reports and discussing all nano things. His main role will be to review pull requests from core and community developers, assure a high code quality and reduce the work in progress.
Payouts are happening weekly, in sync with the dev space, at a rate of ~750Ӿ per working day at the current rate. This means anyone can follow the progress and decide if the journey is worth their contribution.
Note: This is not funded or organised by the Nano Foundation.
Read the full update to find out more.
Jan 12 2024
Nano ($XNO) Outshines Bitcoin Spot ETFs in Social Media Activity, Gains Popularity
In a surprising turn of events, the term “nano” took the spotlight on social media platforms, surpassing words associated with Bitcoin spot ETFs in popularity, according to Santiment data from January 11 to January 12.
Despite being the 271st ranked cryptocurrency with a market capitalization of $160.88 million, Nano ($XNO) exhibited resilience and notable social media traction.
Read the full article of The Merkle to learn more.
Jan 03 2024
On January 3, we celebrate Proof of Keys Day 2024
On January 3, we celebrate Proof of Keys Day!
A day to remind people of the importance of self-custody and that "not your keys, not your coins."
Every January 3, people are invited to withdraw their XNO from custodians to a self-custody wallet with the keys securely backed up by their owners. Who are also invited to delegate the corresponding voting weight to a Principal Representative of their choice.
Read 'How to take self custody of your nano' to learn more.
The simple action of withdrawing and taking custody of your #nano on this year's Proof of Keys Day has many benefits.
Here are 4 of them for you to feel encouraged to join us in 2024:
- Achieving monetary sovereignty without relying on intermediaries;
- Increasing personal security against attacks, hacks, outages, bankruptcies, rug pulls, etc;
- Keeping custodians honest on their reserves;
- Improving the network's decentralization with proper voting delegation.
Benefits can go even further than this small list.
Educating others on the importance of self-custody is fundamental.
Do your part and join us in celebrating Proof of Keys Day 2024!
Dec 28 2023
Launch of NanSwap Art and Nyano Cats!
NanSwap has recently launched NanSwap Art! This allows users to collect, trade and sell digital artworks with nano. The platform is now live, with the first launched collection being the Nyano Cats collection. This collection consists of 10,000 unique and cute Nyano Cats. Once purchased, the Nyano Cat(s)' attributes will be instantly revealed. You can then keep it in your collection, sell it, or transfer it.
Each owner of a Nyano Cat has a unique certificate of ownership signed and dated by Nanswap Art and by the creator's nano address.
Check out the full update on Reddit.
Dec 18 2023
[demo] Using nano (XNO) on NanoGPT's pay-per-prompt AI (GPT-4 Turbo and DALL-E 3)
In this video, Vini Barbosa demonstrates using the Artificial Intelligence (AI) chatbot nano-gpt.com. With NanoGPT, users can pay-per-prompt with nano (XNO) to interact with GPT-4 Turbo and DALLE-3 APIs (by OpenAI).
Access the chatbot at: https://nano-gpt.com/
Original post: https://twitter.com/vinibarbosabr/status/1736728630858789122
Dec 16 2023
The Community Programme is becoming 'open source'
The Nano Community Programme is evolving to become more open, as a necessary next step forward on the Nano Foundation’s “open-source journey.”
In this blog post, Community Lead Vini Barbosa, explains how the changes will affect our current contributors and everybody else who wants to join this action-guided endeavor, as well as why we feel they are needed.
Dec 15 2023
Nano mentioned among the most eco-friendly cryptocurrencies in The Times Money Mentor
With any new technology, it is important to think about the environmental impact. Especially on a larger scale.
We are proud that nano is mentioned as one of the most eco-friendly cryptocurrencies by The Times Money Mentor!
"Nano doesn’t work on proof-of-work or mining. Instead, transactions are broadcast by users out to the blockchain. It uses an Open Representative Voting protocol to reduce energy use and increase efficiency."
Read the article to learn more.
How to Add the Nano Currency Ӿ Symbol to Your AI Image Generations
Ever wondered how to get the Nano currency symbol Ӿ into your AI image generations?
Read our handy guide explaining one way you can do this today.
Getting the Ӿ symbol into images is one great way to increasing recognition of the Nano currency symbol.
Dec 13 2023
Dec 12 2023
Onramp.money integrates nano (XNO)
Onramp Money (onramp.money) announced its most recent integration of nano (XNO).
"We are thrilled to announce a significant milestone — the integration of Nano into our platform, enabling users across diverse regions like India, Turkey, Vietnam, Mexico, UAE, Brazil, Kenya, Nigeria, Colombia, Peru, Chile, Europe, UK & Indonesia to seamlessly buy and sell $XNO using their local fiat currencies." — Onramp Money
Notably, users can now on/off-ramp XNO with:
INR (India), TRY (Turkey), VND (Vietnam), MXN (Mexico), AED (UAE), KES (Kenya), NGN (Nigeria), COP (Colombia), PEN (Peru), CLP (Chile) EUR (Europe), GBP (U.K.), IDR (India).
Dec 11 2023
GNY Range Report added nano (XNO) to its coverage
Nano (XNO) is now available on GNY Range Report select coverage!
GNY Range Report (gnyrr.io), an AI Crypto Intelligence trading platform, has added nano to its select list of 13 cryptocurrencies coverage.
This platform offers a novel AI-powered analysis tool for XNO.
Dec 07 2023
Nano’s Growth in 2023 - Development Report by NOWNodes
NOWNodes.io recently posted a development update highlighting the achievements and numbers of Nano’s success within their service in 2023.
Read about the increase in Nano RPC Usage, the use cases for Nano, and how they succeeded in massively increasing the speed of their Nano RPC requests.
Also learn the steps of how you can connect to Nano via NOWNodes.