Nash will begin our Community beta testing program today, as we announced at NEO DevCon in February.
Beta testing is a crucial element of software development that is sorely overlooked within the blockchain space. Not only is beta testing essential for finding bugs, but it is also a key aspect of user-centered design. By allowing our community to test Nash, we will both catch outlying software glitches and gain valuable feedback on the first-hand experience of using our platform. This will enable our designers to further refine our interface, giving the intuitive, seamless experience that blockchain requires if it is to see mass adoption. User feedback is crucial if we are to bring distributed finance to everyone.
We will deploy three versions of our Community beta: Bluefield, Subgame and Equilibrium. Each new version will incorporate improvements based on the previous round of testing and feedback. We will continue to add features and will open the process to increasing numbers of users. By the end of April, everyone in the Nash Community will have been invited to test.
Nash Community members selected for Bluefield have already been contacted. Those selected for Subgame will receive a message through the Community by the end of Monday, 1 April. Invites for Equilibrium will be distributed through the Community later in April.
Beta invites contain a unique referral code, along with instructions for accessing the platform and providing feedback.
The first phase of our Community beta will be open to ca. 50 users, who have already been contacted. This phase of testing will be conducted with personal interviews and under NDA. The following platform features will be available:
We expect this phase to catch around 80% of bugs and we will focus on UI issues that affect professional traders.
John Forbes Nash, the famous mathematician and one of the founders of game theory, was born in Bluefield, West Virginia, on 13 June 1928.
Further Community members will be invited to the second phase of our beta, bringing the total number of testers up to ca. 250. Testers are free to share their impressions with the world, with the exception of users invited to personal interviews under NDA. The following platform features will be available:
We expect this phase to catch the majority of remaining bugs and we will focus on UI issues affecting general users.
In game theory, a subgame is part of a game that occurs after a series of moves has already been made.
The third phase of our beta will be opened to the entire Nash Community, giving a total of ca. 1,000 testers, based on today’s numbers. The following platform features will be available:
This phase should iron out any remaining issues and be close to a showcase of our launch product.
In game theory, an equilibrium is a situation in which players’ strategies balance each other out, so the state of the game remains stable. John Nash described the famous Nash equilibrium, where players know each others’ strategies and gain no advantage from changing their own.
None of these testing phases will take place on the NEO and Ethereum mainnets. As such, Nash Exchange token (NEX) staking and fiat gateways will not be available within the beta platform itself. However, selected users will be invited to personal interview sessions to perform testing of the staking and fiat gateway interfaces. The same applies for our integrated KYC procedure.
If you are not yet a member of the Nash Community but are interested in helping us test our product, you still have time to join before we issue invites for the Equilibrium phase!