This is your first chance to have a look inside the Nymi Band Discovery Kit. We've begun to ship the Nymi Band Discovery Kit out to hundreds of developers so that the Nymi Ecosystem can continue to grow.

The kit allows developers to create and test Nymi enabled applications using the SDK in advance of the official launch of the product. That means more applications and a better experience for future Nymi Band users

This is a very big week for us here at Nymi.  The Nymi Beta SDK and the Nymulator have been available for free download since this summer, and while there are hundreds of Developers all around the world building unique and useful Nymi-Enabled Applications, many have told us that they're eagerly waiting for an actual Nymi Band to be in their hands before finalizing and commercializing their projects.

Those of you who have been following along with our story have seen the Nymi Band go from conception to creation. Today we mark a massive milestone – we have begun to ship Nymi Band Discovery Kits out to our developer community. That means that Nymi Bands are now out in the world, being used to build and finalize awesome applications.

One thing that gets us all very excited at Nymi is the idea of our customers using and experimenting with final production Nymi Bands. We’ve put a lot of thought and effort into them, so when we see Nymi Bands in the hands of supporters, we can’t help but get excited.

We are proud to announce that our company has officially changed its name from Bionym to Nymi. Our first product is called the Nymi Band. With a new name comes a new look, a new website and a new video.

As you may have heard at Money2020 today, we announced that we are doing a payment pilot later this year with MasterCard and RBC, along with other issuing banks. The trial will see a new prototype Nymi BandTM tied to a MasterCard Credit Card for payment. The pilot project will take place exclusively in Canada before the end of the year.

 Are you a Nymi developer looking to finalize and test your application with the Nymi BandTM? We’re announcing a new process that will place you in a queue for one limited edition Nymi Band!

A big part of building our developer community and the Nymi ecosystem is the participation of the platform in hackathons. For those of you who are not familiar with the term, hackathons are marathon-like events for developers that focus on building applications and presenting or integrations in a constrained environment, in a race against the clock.

We are gearing up for a big presence at Dreamforce 2014 next week in San Francisco.