NEM started the last quarter of 2018 with the announcement of the development of a Name Service for NEM together with Portal Network. The name service will enable users to make transactions to addresses that look like classical internet domains.
Furthermore, NEM engaged in an alliance with other cryptocurrencies to found the lobbying group ‘Blockchain for Europe’. The alliance is dedicated at promoting the interests of the blockchain industry in Europe.
During December 10 and December 14 elections took place in order to vote for a new Executive Committee. Users could participate in the elections through the NEM wallet.
In terms of adoption a Swiss luxury watch manufacturer announced recently that the company wants to use the NEM blockchain in partnership with LuxTag in order to develop an anti-counterfeit solution for their watches.
NEM has suffered hard from the meltdown of altcoins during the big cryptocurrency market meltdown in 2018. Altcoins have been hit significantly harder than Bitcoin in the 2018 market correction. NEM is no exception. However, community sentiment has remained mostly positive despite the unfavorable market conditions. Also NEM got listed on new exchanges such as Cobinhood.
NEM which originated in Japan has tried to proactively communicate its mission during the price recession. The platform announced a high number of partnerships and is positioned well for the period to follow after the recession. Many fundamentals have been built in the past months in order to regain a spot among the top ten cryptocurrencies by market capitalization. Furthermore, several interesting solutions have started to use NEM for their purposes including Landstead, a property registry that uses the NEM blockchain for creating a registry of land and property.
The NEM community subreddit has grown from 13,000 subscribers at the beginning of the year to more than 18,000 subscribers in the fourth quarter of 2018. The official Twitter account of NEM counts with more than 214,000 followers.
As of Q4 2019 NEM counts with a number of community projects including wallets and a WooCommerce payment plugin. Besides the negative price movements, the daily transaction volume on the NEM blockchain has kept growing.
Interview with NEM Ambassador for Mexico
1.) Can you please briefly explain the concept of a NEM ambassador? What is your role about and why did you decide to go for it?
Sure, my role as NEM Ambassador is to create and consolidate alliances with governments, enterprises and academic institutions to educate and adopt NEM as a solution for challenges, innovative products and services. I decided to go for it after researching a lot about the emerging blockchain technologies. NEM represents the kind of solutions that I like and I’m able to provide to industries and commerces.
2.) How many NEM ambassadors are there and what is the path for community enthusiasts to become a NEM ambassador?
Only in Latin America, there are 11 ambassadors (including Spain). There’s only an ambassador per country unless some exceptions where more than 1 ambassador is needed (the only example in LatAm is Brazil). The best way is to contact the Regional Manager and check for opportunities with NEM.
3.) Talking about NEM, what do you think makes NEM unique compared to other blockchain projects?
Scalability, reduced fees for implementation, enterprise - oriented strategy and a diverse community across the world.
4.) Every blockchain is useless without adoption. In which areas do you see adoption happening for NEM in 2019?
In Latin America, I see strong adoption in Finance, Supply Chain, Management, EdTech and Real Estate. There are current projects starting to work and adopting NEM technologies so the future is bright for our region in terms of blockchain next year.