Liam Frost · 12 hours ago · 2 min read
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Layer 2 protocol nahmii announces partnership with a Norwegian crypto exchange
Nahmii, a second-layer scaling solution built for the Ethereum blockchain, recently announced that Norwegian Block Exchange (NBX) will become the first member of the nahmii Foundation.
The goal of the project is to improve Ethereum’s capabilities for small and large-scale commercial use. It aims to increase Ethereum’s transactions per second from 15 to beyond the scalability of fiat payment processors like Visa. The team at nahmii also plans to launch commercially-viable scaling to other blockchains, such as Bitcoin (via RSK) and Libra.
In order to move the adoption of the nahmii protocol forward, hubii AS (the creators of nahmii) established the nahmii Foundation. This organization is responsible for key activities related to nahmii protocol governance, including determining transaction fees. The nahmii Foundation will also hold 20 percent of the nahmii (NII) token supply.
— hubii (@hubii) August 17, 2019
Norwegian Air Shuttle, Scandinavia’s largest airline and Europe’s third-largest budget airline, is launching NBX to provide customers with new payment processing services. With every trade on NBX, users will be able to earn CashPoints that can be redeemed for flight discounts as part of Norwegian Air Shuttle’s loyalty program.
Bjørn Kjos, founder of Norwegian Air Shuttle, views crypto as much more than a novelty. Kjos envisions cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology as potential disruptors of legacy financial systems as well as sources of innovation for the air travel sector and the travel industry as a whole.
Currently, the NBX website has a signup list for those interested in becoming the exchange’s first users. At launch, NBX will provide a means of trading crypto-to-crypto. Later on, it will introduce fiat-crypto trading.
NBX has joined the nahmii Foundation, an org set up to drive adoption of the nahmii protocol, and to foster innovation and development on the platform. NBX aims to make #crypto a part of daily life; making it scalable is a big part of enabling that https://t.co/2TwumrcqFl
— NBX (@nbxcom) August 18, 2019
NBX and nahmii Partnership
Stig Aleksander Kjos-Mathison, Managing Director of NBX, said the exchange is excited to be a founding member of the nahmii Foundation and that NBX shares the same vision as hubii AS.
“Our aim is to make cryptocurrency a part of daily life, which isn’t possible without innovations to the scalability and speed of blockchain transactions. What hubii have built makes the Ethereum network viable for the kind of volume needed for crypto trading and, even more importantly, accepting and settling payments. The potential for commercial application is finally realizable. We look forward to helping hubii realize their — and our — shared vision, and making nahmii a success.”
Jacobo Toll-Messia, CEO of hubii AS, also commented on the partnership:
“We’re delighted to welcome NBX to the nahmii Foundation. They are a forward-looking, pioneering business that is already making some impressive connections.”
Toll-Messia said that, while NBX is the first partner to join the nahmii Foundation, hubii AS has other new partners already lined up. Information regarding additional foundation members will be released soon.
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