Wikipedia Draft

Nimiq (Cryptocurrency)

Nimiq is a Blockchain Ecosystem for payments designed to make cryptocurrencies easy to use for everyone without compromising decentralization. [01]
It’s a cryptocurrency native to the web meaning, it can be used in a browser without downloading or installing additional software.[01]

History

The Nimiq foundation was founded in 2017 and version 1 of the Nimiq blockchain launched on April 14, 2018.[05] Version is a Proof-of-Work blockchain combining features of Bitcoin (fixed supply cap) as well as Ethereum (accounts tree.)
Version two of the protocol and blockchain is planned to be released in 2021.

Design

Nimiq’s blockchain design is focused on being lightweight and thus fostering usability and user experience while not compromising on structure and openness of blockchain technology.
Ultra light clients, called nano nodes, can establish consensus by transferring less than 1MB[04] of data with the network, thus even embedded as well as mobile devices with low bandwidth and storage capacity can run a node and be part of the decentralized blockchain network.
In the upcoming version two, consensus can be established with less than 150kB.[01]

Usability

TODO

Development

The software is open source[03] and everyone can contribute to the ecosystem.

Sustainability

TODO

Sources

Let’s cite sources like this for now:
[01] - nimiq.com/onepager
[02] - https://www.coingecko.com/en/coins/nimiq
[03] - http://github.com/nimiq
[04] - https://www.nimiq.com/whitepaper-1/#nimiq-blockchain
[05] - https://www.nimiq.com/roadmap

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Okay guys, let’s try this!

This is a wiki post, meaning anyone with a forum account can change it :slight_smile:
To do so, simply press the [Edit] Button in the top post (right side)

If you are good at writing or collecting sources, feel free to add to this article.

PLEASE make sure that everything is backed up by sources, either by the team/whitepaper, or even better by independent sources like articles that are publicly available!

Don’t state unproven or unconfirmed claims as facts!

Also use the Reply feature to discuss about stuff. Don’t be shy to edit the post with your ideas, the whole edit history is saved like a version control system so you can’t break anything and we can always revert to an older state :wink:

for inspiration, please look at other cryptocurrency wikipedia posts and how the wording and sourcing is done properly:
Bitcoin
IOTA
Monero
Nano

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@Redexe thank you for spearheading this effort!! :smiley: I read Nano’s Wikipedia page and I think we can find good guidance there and in the other Wikipedia pages you shared. Curious what people will add - this should be an open approach, not driven by the team, but I’m more than happy to help with more details and references.

Edit: I’m also just think, we should add Nimiq OASIS, either here or in another page.

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