Even though we haven’t talked about NeosCoin in quite some time, some great developmental progress has been made in regards to the recently released client update. The overall performance has received a massive upgrade, security has been tightened, and many more bits and pieces, so let’s take a look!
Having used the NeosCoin client before (prior to this version that is), I sometimes got annoyed with a delay while using certain functions, or overall wallet response times. After rewriting many of the internal functions’ code, the developer has been able to reduce load times by as much as 80%, making the overall user experience far more enjoyable.
In previous NeosCoin client versions, PoT fragments were logged on ArbitRush nodes. This is no longer the case, as these fragments are now logged locally , assuming the user properly configured the logging or overriding during an anonymous send.
This change does bring another layer of anonymity to NeosCoin, as users won’t have to worry about records being kept by anyone other than themselves. On top of that, the Proof-of-Transaction fragments can also be deleted from your history if you so prefer.
As security is an ever-worrying concern when it comes to digital currency, developers have to be on their toes at all times. Autocomplete has now been disabled , and “Remember my password” is no longer available for any form prompting for any passphrase.
Instead of pulling exchange statistics from the various exchanges listing NeosCoin, details are now pulled directly from NeosCoin’s own servers, and will update every 15 seconds. Even though all exchanges have API’s to be used for these kinds of purposes, the information coming through depends on their exchange’s API speed as well, which was not optimal.
When developing a digital currency, community feedback is critical, as they will request features you as a developer might have never thought of. Allowing users to set their local currency is now selected by default in the NeosCoin dropdown menu and settings.
Remote Wallet Host
Another feature requested by the NeosCoin community is having the ability to separate your wallet interface from the actual Neos wallet. In order to do so, click on “Settings” and update the RPC host, username and password.
Messaging and Aliases
While NeosCoin users could already send coins to an alias, it was not yet possible to send a regular message to the same alias. This feature has now been implemented, and messages can be sent to Neos aliases without any issues.
For a full list of updates, check out this post on BitcoinTalk.
NeosCoin partnering with Koinyx
Advancing your digital currency and gaining more mainstream adoption can only be achieved by creating key partnerships. The Neos team is in the process of partnering with Koinyx, an exchange built by the community and to be used by the community.
* Koinyx is an exchange platform able to execute and handle a tremendous volume of coins per second.
* Security, as with any good exchange, is top notch. Information and the general architecture has been compartmentalized and segregated as additional layers of protection to the standard security measures that any exchange needs to have.
* Customer service – Koinyx expects nothing less than the best customer service for its customers. We go above and beyond what is necessary to ensure that you are happy with your experience with us!
* Transparency – Koinyx plans to be the most transparent exchange as possible, with future plans to have external auditing to ensure proof of reserves.
They’re also planning on releasing additional features that as of now are undisclosed but should be well-received by the community. We’re looking forward to being a part of this project and expect only great things to come in the future!
You can read more about the Koinyx project here: https://litecointalk.org/index.php?topic=22350.0
The Neos multipool will be opening its doors to the public in the very near future. After successful rounds of beta testing the multipool, the results are looking very promising so far. More details are expected to be released over the next few days, so we will keep an eye out for updates.
NeosCoin 2.0.2 Features and Additions
Even though NeosCoin 2.0.1 has only just been released, developmental work on the upcoming 2.0.2 version is already being done. We have received a list of features and additions to be coming in the upcoming version :
Multi-send support in the Neos wallet
Address book management – edit/delete addresses
Adding the current difficulty in the dashboard next to each pool
Paper wallet generation
Debug console window
Bulk address creation
Additional exchanges tradeable in the wallet
Cumulative balance worth
Other NeosCoin developments
The Neos Marketplace, where users can both buy and sell products and services in exchanges for NeosCoin, is still being developed. The Neos team is looking into ways to prevent users from scamming each other, instead of relying on the more traditional Terms of Service text.