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Is NXT doomed to die after all… or just FUDpucker?
« on: February 22, 2018, 09:54:35 pm »

Ok, so I was perusing the dev boards here on the forum and I came across this rather disturbing post  :o ???

https://nxtforum.org/core-development-discussion/dev-support-for-nxt-after-ardor/

- So what exactly becomes of NXT after July 2018?

- Will it still continue as it is?

- Will the NRS still at least continue to get bug-fix support?

From a technological standpoint, Ignis looks awesome. However, fro a corporate politics standpoint… not so much; thus far it looks to be a deal-breaker.

Long live NXT!
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Re: Is NXT doomed to die after all… or just FUDpucker?
« Reply #1 on: February 23, 2018, 07:37:50 pm »

Nxt will be supported for at least three years from the ICO. "Support" means bug fixes, and also new features ported from the Ardor platform where feasible. Maybe new features from clones, too. The situation is better than what I expected when I posted in that thread.

What do you mean about corporate politics?
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« Reply #2 on: February 24, 2018, 05:27:05 am »

That is great news!

Nxt will be supported for at least three years from the ICO.

Does that mean at least three years from the genesis block date?

What do you mean about corporate politics?

After being completely out of the NXT scene for 3 years, I exercised a whole lotta due diligence before jumping back in[. Long to short, the vast majority of what I read concerning the overall community vibe specifically regarding Jeurida (not the actual technology) strongly appears to be less than savory.

Here's the salient synopsis:

After sifting through a mountain of Nxter FUD I was a bit overwhelmed… from countless complaints of Jelurida’s “corporate dog and pony show” antics and James (jl777) exiting out of NXT a few months back, to NXT falling prey to dirty little corporate politics, and the list goes on...

However, the rumors floating concerning what will happen when Lior Yaffe [Riker] retires or passes definitely take the cake for the 2018 Nxter FUD Crud Award… NXT support would come to a grinding halt, NXT would be sentenced to the equivalent of ‘Blockchain Death Row’... ad nauseam.

So are you a NXT/Ardor dev?

I ask, because I posted a couple of pertinent API questions here that I'd be mighty grateful if you could help clarify:

https://nxtforum.org/core-development-discussion/important-api-questions/


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« Reply #3 on: February 24, 2018, 09:40:20 am »

I'm not a Nxt/Ardor dev, or in any way associated. I'm just a minor holder who tries to pay attention to the public information. The ICO whitepaper talks about what Jelurida will do if the ICO raises various levels of funding (p36), and they say here that they raised $15m. That equates to "Nxt blockchain maintenance for at least 3 years after the IGNIS crowdsale". That's all I have.

My impression of jl777 is that he had been unhappy with Nxt for years, mainly because the devs made API changes which were not backwards compatible and that caused him a lot of problems. When Ardor was announced, he was further unhappy about the effect that would have on his assets. That seemed to be the final straw. Is that what you mean by "dirty little corporate politics"?

Nxt has been languishing for over four years. That was partly due to lack of funding and organisation. Jelurida is what the fixes for those problems looks like, apparently. I have some reservations, but it seems pretty clear that how things were managed before was not working. We should probably give them 6-12 months before judging. What matters is the team, and it takes time to find the right people. 3 months isn't always enough.

Personally I think the future is Ardor/Ignis rather than Nxt, and I have sold all my Nxt holdings, but I've been wrong before.
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« Reply #4 on: February 24, 2018, 07:06:21 pm »

My impression of jl777 is that he had been unhappy with Nxt for years, mainly because the devs made API changes which were not backwards compatible and that caused him a lot of problems. When Ardor was announced, he was further unhappy about the effect that would have on his assets. That seemed to be the final straw. Is that what you mean by "dirty little corporate politics"?

Yes, jl777 pulling out was certainly a big part of it, as well as switching out the open source licence NXT was originally licensed under, among a host of other not-so-desirable tidbits I picked up in my research.

I have some reservations, but it seems pretty clear that how things were managed before was not working. We should probably give them 6-12 months before judging. What matters is the team, and it takes time to find the right people. 3 months isn't always enough.

I wholeheartedly agree - NXT was a complete clusterf**k back in the day, and jl777 was the driving mojo behind NXT making it even this far.. That said, so far Jelurida is off to a not-so-promising start... but as you said, only time will tell.

Nonetheless HUGE props to jl777 on his current Komodo/BarterDEX project... now THAT inspires excitement and enthusiasm!  ;D 8)

Personally I think the future is Ardor/Ignis rather than Nxt, and I have sold all my Nxt holdings, but I've been wrong before.

Given A or B... no argument here, based purely on technology.

Conversely, I think the real gold is in hard-forking NXT and getting the heck away from the rest of the nonsense.
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