I can concur. The price before the listing on the NXT asset exchange was around 0.5BTC (this would mean the stakeholder selling his forum account). Price seems stable between 2-3 BTC for two weeks now.
Its still vapourware of course. But you have to consider that the development team is shaping up, and their PR is amazing. And apart from some loose change in fees all the devs have is the developers stake in a yet to be born crypto, which motivates.
NEM was born when the first boobytrapped NXT source code was released (february somewhere). You had around 20 (some scammy scammy) NXT forks on the boards. Utopianfuture was behind one of them and got good response by the community because of the egalitarian distribution thing. NEM (and NAS) were the only ones to pull through. Utopianfuture shaped up, got a development team together from people that contributed to NXT, started from scratch, and went for it.
I used to be envious at the 73 that were in the original NXT IPO. That was until the day NEM listed on the Nxt Asset Exchange. I'm looking at 1500$ for posting 'interested' on page 17 of a thread on a dodgy internet forum. Talk about ROI
Anyways. I'm in the process of listing my stake on the NXT asset exchange for security reasons (I'm not trusting theymos with my 1500$) and in order to do so I needed a NXT wallet.
I downloaded this:http://nxtra.org/nxt-wallet/
Regardless of what you think of NXT, the above wallet has functionality, ease of use, eye-candy, and a built-in decentralized exchange. It is perhaps the first wallet to come out of crypto that looks like a commercial product. Bytemaster if you are reading this: the stakes have been raised
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