The Private Blockchain Evaluation Kit is a modified version of the Nxt Reference Software (NRS), which does not use the public Nxt blockchain.

It is configured to run as a testnet only, with 10 well-known genesis block accounts, having as passwords the numbers 0 to 9, each funded with 100M NXT.

By default no peers are defined, but since networking is enabled, a node can become part of a network by configuring default peer addresses in the conf/nxt.properties file.

We expect this evaluation release to be useful for the following purposes:

  • Application developers who plan to eventually deploy their application to the public Nxt blockchain.
  • Businesses evaluating the suitability of the Nxt platform for their own private blockchain use case.
  • Academic research and experimentation with proof of stake blockchain technology.
  • Users who want to learn how the Nxt blockchain works, without having to purchase NXT or ask for testnet coins.

Using the "Private Blockchain Evaluation Kit" solution, users will now be able to rapidly prototype, develop and test Nxt-based applications on a private, local testnet, without having to join the public testnet or the production blockchain.