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NEM 2.0 - Launch the Catapult, Symbol is coming

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Guest:

Jeff McDonald

Why you should listen:

Jeff McDonald shares recollections of the NEM journey to date. NEM was one of the earliest enterprise blockchains and began life as a thread on the BitcoinTalk forums before growing into a top 5 market cap asset with NEM communities all over the globe. Symbol (codename Catapult) represents a full rewrite of the NEM protocol. NEM core dev Jaguar recently published an update that unifies the governance plans for all NEM ecosystem entities to support one goal - the launch of Symbol later in 2020.

Key takeaway:

In building Symbol, Jeff says NEM have applied all the learning that comes from running version 1 of their blockchain in production for four years. Symbol is a more performant, scalable and feature-rich protocol as a result. It will become the core NEM engine, powering both private and public blockchains. Jeff says the 3 other blockchain projects that he sees as the most formidable competitors are Libra, Hyperledger and Ethereum.

Supporting links:

Symbol Roadmap

Nem Ecosystem Updates

Nem.io

Nem on Twitter

Jeff on Twitter

Andy on Twitter

Brave New Coin on Twitter

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