Nu client 0.5.3 beta release

The era of data feeds has begun! There is a new dialog in this beta release that can be invoked on the Vote tab that allows you select a data feed. Here are the downloads:

md5: 196e4d229892dfcf45eeee30d00f0859

md5: ca63f13d6560ff91feda2a41488d9248

md5: 4895fae153d7d7808c38182554f8c8ba

Here is some additional information, the first about how to consume a data feed, and the second about how to host a data feed:

I would encourage anyone who follows motions, grants and liquidity closely to host a data feed. If you need any help getting it set up please ask @CoinGame for assistance. It allows you to have more influence over the network than your NuShare position would otherwise permit. Please post about your data feed.

On the other hand, if you are a shareholder that doesn’t follow all the latest info on this forum several times a week or more, please consider delegating your vote to someone hosting a data feed who is paying close attention and represents your viewpoint reasonably well. You can subscribe or unsubscribe to a data feed at any time.


I wonder, is there somewhere on our forum profile we can put this data feed information? If somebody makes a thread about it, then the thread will eventually become outdated and vanish. But if there was a dedicated spot to put that info, if anybody agrees with you most of the time, they could check your profile and get your data feed information. Are signatures allowed on this forum? That could probably work as well.

There is a dedicated Data Feed section on the forum, so I recommend people use that.

Here is a link to the data feed board for anybody that wants to post their info…


This data feed functionality is also great for people running the Nu client on the Raspberry Pi. With this you no longer have to log in to the Raspberry Pi to change your votes when required. Just update a file on your own server or subscribe to someone’s feed. Hope we can get the updated RPI binaries for 0.5.3 soon… @CoinGame, please?

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incredibly useful.

Edit : can I add a feature request? When pressing ‘export’ in the vote tab I wish the client exports a correctly formatted json feed with the votes currently being casted by the client. And maybe also expose it via rpc.

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Working on it.


I’ll have the OSX binary available ASAP. I have a environmental configuration issue that popped up that I need to fix before the build will compile correctly – nothing related to the Nu code, just a problem with my own local version of libcurl.

5.3 ARM daemon is available for download. Please see this post…


Question, if I’m using someone’s data feed, am I able to check in and see what is being voted for? For example, I might usually trust somebody’s judgement and decide to use their data feed. One day they decide to vote for opening the source code, which I may not be ready for. Is there a way to see in-client that this is being voted on, so I can remove the data feed if I disagree with the vote? I’m sure people would rather not blindly trust the data feed and would like to keep an eye on the votes currently taking place. Does this voting info show when using data feeds, so we know for sure what is being voted on?

What makes this a “super beta” in difference to the “only beta” versions?


You can just open the various vote dialogs, they will be updated by the data feed like if you changed the votes yourself.

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This may be a silly question but is there a way to rename motions in the client?


I agree. Such an export feature would be very useful if one wants to create one’s feed quickly, which is my case.

I’ve created an issue for that.

You can already get your current vote with getvote.


i noticed while installing the 64 bit version on windows 8 64 bit, it installed to the program files x86\ directory (64 bit applications should install in program files\ without x86, no?)

Finally got my Raspberry to work with Nu after some SD card issues and starting over with a new installation and adding all the dependencies. I’m now trying to add the datafeed. Should it just be nud -datafeed
Getting a couldn’t connect to the server error. Using the raw datafeed link for Github.

Or does it something need to be added to nu.conf?

No it’s not a parameter nor a configuration. It must be set via RPC or in the GUI. For example you can run this while the daemon is running:

    /path/to/nud setdatafeed

If the data feed is signed you can use this:

    /path/to/nud setdatafeed SSPwKhtFEyQvUx9cPjaC8yUxdeNrTMfJfF

And if you want to only update the park rates and the custodian votes:

    /path/to/nud setdatafeed SSPwKhtFEyQvUx9cPjaC8yUxdeNrTMfJfF custodians,parkrates

Or (without signature):

    /path/to/nud setdatafeed "" "" custodians,parkrates

The data feed informations are stored in your NuShares wallet.

To verify your current settings:

    /path/to/nud getdatafeed

Thanks @sigmike, I will integrate this write up into our guide.

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