Staff Onboarding, Team Expansion and NavPay Beta Update

Craig MacGregorNav Coin Updates0 Comments

This week has seen the Nav team in planning and strategy mode with the welcome on-boarding of Kieren, Paul and Laura and talks about further team expansion have begun. NavPay Public Beta continues as we iron out the creases proposed in the public beta with our private beta teams on GitHub. Our community fund vote continues as our targeted updating reminders start to reach our quieter community.

On Boarding Staff

We have officially welcomed Kieren, our new full time marketing manager, at the Nav HQ along with Laura our creative director, and Paul our new senior developer. This has launched us into planning mode, knocking over some major strategy sessions as well as implementing key workflow processes to ensure time optimisation and productivity.

With our new team members finally on board, we have really shifted gears and are excited to work towards major milestones with our fresh, accelerated team spirit.

There’s discussion in house of our current staff coming on board full time in the new year, as well as further team expansion to accommodate for our upcoming projects and product launches.

NavPay Public Beta Update

We have been busy this week addressing the minor issues raised by the public beta testers through the GitHub issue tracker. Since launch, we have resolved 9 issues and received 1 pull request for the russian translation which is under review. As well as resolving user initiated bugs, we have been working on a few neat enhancements which will make using Nav Coin and Nav Pay even easier. These new features and bug fixes are being bundled into version 1.0.3b which will be released to our private beta test group. The next public release of NavPay is expected to be the full release next month.

Russian Translation

Our mission to connect with communities all around the world continues this week as we launch a full Russian translation of the Nav Coin website. You can check it out here:

We couldn’t do these without the help of our amazing community. If you would like to offer your services to translate our website into your local language, please contact our marketing team.

Community Fund Vote

Our community vote is still running as our targeted reminder efforts continue to reach those who might not follow our social channels and hence miss our persistent update reminders. There are still a large amount of people still using old versions of the Nav Coin software (around 40% of users total), which means they aren’t yet able to participate in our Community Fund poll, keeping us just under that 75% threshold (around 65% currently). We are doing our best to reach these people and inspire them to update their software and cast their vote as well.

We’ve already had an overwhelming response to the community fund with over 92% of people who have upgraded their wallets voting “Yes”. We are excited to learn that our core community is onboard with the vote, and are looking forward to watching the final results as we rally the remaining voters to upgrade their wallets and have their say.

If You Still Need To Vote:

Follow these simple steps to get up to date with all the latest software and have a say over your staking rewards.

First step is to make sure you’re operating on the latest version of the Nav wallet. You can download the latest version of the wallet (v4.0.6) from the downloads page of our website. You should be presented with a popup option to choose yes or no.

If you’re a NavPi user:

For those yet to update to the newest wallet and if you’re using a NavPi to stake, we understand that the updating process can be complicated and time consuming due to the security restrictions of the device. To streamline this process we’ve released a NavPi auto-updater tool. If you are an existing NavPi user we’ve published the instructions for how to install the updater here:

If you’re wanting to setup your Raspberry Pi to stake your NAV for the first time, we have included this autoupdater in the latest NavPi image (1.0.3) which is available from our downloads page:

This update also includes a way to cast your vote for the community fund on the homepage of the NavPi so you don’t have to go and edit your navcoin.conf file manually.

See this explainer video for further support in updating and voting:

We strongly urge users to update to the latest Nav Coin wallet and NavPi interface as soon as possible. NavPi owners are a large part of our staking community and we want you to have your say in the Nav Coin Community Fund vote as well as garner from the latest Nav Coin features.

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