Early in November SuperNet and NXT had what could best be described as a mini crisis. A common held belief within the NXT community is that SuperNet and NXT work side by side. It is true that the two entities are a match made in heaven, however sometimes friends disagree. When the words, “So I say goodbye” from highly respected SuperNet programmer JL777 appeared on the NXT forum, the world of NXT started running around like a bunch of headless chickens. Everyone had their own opinion and conspiracy theories appeared. As expected, the chaos ended and positive steps were taken to ensure a mindful and peaceful co-existence. So let’s take a step back and see what really happened.
It was an interesting month for and SuperNet. How would you describe the relationship between NXT and SuperNET now? The relationship between NXT and SuperNET is still as it always was, one of community co-operation and communication. Both project platforms have a great deal they can bring to the other and much has been accomplished in the twelve months or so since SuperNET’s inception, with many long-standing members of the NXT community putting themselves forward to help develop and promote the various facets of this ‘Crypto 2.0’ environment.
Does everyone remember that day when Mt.Gox was allegedly hacked and lost approximately 400 million US dollars. This event in itself caused shockwaves around the world. People began to lose faith in cryptocurrency, how on earth could a website holding millions of dollars worth of bitcoins be compromised to a small group of hackers? I remember talking with my friends about the issue, with their limited knowledge on the bitcoin ecosystem they came to the conclusion bitcoin was hacked. Those who understand bitcoin know it was the centralised exchange which was compromised, not bitcoin itself.