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NEM Foundation Roadmap

What is NEM?

NEM is designed to be the plug-and-play business blockchain. Its unique smart contract plugins enable highly secure digital asset creation, advanced accounting systems, and improved business efficiency.

What is Symbol? (previously Catapult)

NEM’s upcoming core engine release was code-named Catapult after a successful Branding Proposal Vote by our Community, we have rebranded to Symbol. It will represent the industry’s most practical and secure blockchain for any kind of business data. In addition to massive improvements in speed and scalability, Symbol will bring new features that have never been available on any decentralized system. Features like aggregated transactions, multi-layer multisignature accounts, and native public and permissioned interaction will make it easy to implement sophisticated smart contract functionality without writing code or introducing security flaws. Symbol is a next-generation, open-source decentralized blockchain platform from NEM that connects businesses to the blockchain, helping them to reduce cost, complexity, and find new ways to create value. It has increased speed, usability, security, and flexibility – making Symbol the smart, pragmatic choice for both enterprise and developers. This roadmap represents the NEM Foundation’s best information based on our plans to support NEM with Symbol core. A more in-depth technical review of the core features being implemented on Symbol can be found on the Catapult Server Github and the NEM Development Center.