Bitcointalk.org ’s member BCNext created a forum thread and launched the Nxt as a second generation cryptocurrency On 28 September 2013 and On 18 November 2013 fund raising for Nxt was closed and during the fund raising 21 BTC raised.
The genesis block was published on 24 November 2013 and it is revealed that 1,000,000,000 coins had been distributed to 73 stakeholders in proportion to their level of contribution and the source code was partially released on 3 January.
The full source code was released on 1 March 2014 under the MIIT license.
Nxt Arbitrary Messaging:
Transmission of data messages up to 1000 bytes in length from any account to any other account.
Nxt Transparent Forging:
It allow each user's client to automatically determine who will generate the next block, so that they can then send their transactions to that node. This will also allow additional fees to be realized for immediate/priority transactions.
Nxt Asset Exchange:
The Nxt Asset Exchange is a peer-to-peer exchange built directly into the Nxt software, allowing secure and fast decentralized trading in Nxt Assets. This eliminates the need to transfer assets or to put trust in an outside agency or business
Nxt Alias System:
Nxt's Alias System essentially allows one piece of text to be substituted for another. This means that a long, complicated or hard-to-remember string of data can be replaced by a shorter one.