NavCoin (NAV) is an open-source and decentralised Proof-of-Stake Version 3 (PoSv3) cryptocurrency that aims to provide affordable and fast digital payments with a focus on privacy and simplicity. Self-funded by a community of volunteers, NavCoin launched in April 2014 with no Initial Coin Offering (ICO) or pre-mine. Volunteers can propose contributions and get paid for work through NavCoin’s decentralised Community Fund (CF).
With the CF’s dual consensus mechanism, the funding of a passed proposal will be locked while waiting for its work to be completed and then paid out if the quorum is met. Examples of CF proposals include www.navexplorer.com, the NEXT wallet, the implementation of ZeroCT (a privacy protocol), and the time when NAV became a carbon-neutral cryptocurrency. NavCoin has also added support for OpenAlias (www.openalias.org), Cold Staking to the NavCoin protocol, and released NavPay, a light wallet to store and spend NAV from a mobile device.
To find out more about NavCoin, please visit www.navcoin.org.
How do I buy cryptocurrency?
While some cryptocurrencies, including bitcoin, are available for purchase with U.S. dollars, others require that you pay with bitcoin or another cryptocurrency.
To buy cryptocurrencies, you’ll need a “wallet,” an online app that can hold your currency. Generally, you create an account on an exchange, and then you can transfer real money to buy cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin or ethereum.
Coinbase is one popular cryptocurrency trading exchange where you can create both a wallet and buy and sell bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies.