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The Mystery Of Orion

Update: The Prize is now 200 IGNIS. 

This week, Mr. Madfox takes you on a stargazing trip. 88 constellations - 42 animals, 29 inanimate objects, 27 humans/mythological characters. The constellation of Orion, named after a hunter in Greek mythology, has been recognized in numerous cultures around the world, and this week Orion is the main antagonist in the NxterPuzzle for you puzzlers to unfold. 100 IGNIS in an account, its passphrase is hidden in the text below. By the time the shimmering light from the stars above reaches us through the night sky, they might no longer exist. So take a look at the past. Good luck.

All Nxter Puzzles are listed on nxter.org/puzzles - and there are still more IGNIS to be claimed.

Nxter News – October 2018 (III): Pleasure in the Job Puts Perfection in the Work

Nxter News | October 2018 (III)

Pleasure in the Job
Puts Perfection in the Work

Welcome, dear Nxters and other followers!

Ardor PoS is walking the walk, with the new 2.1.2 release and Jelurida pushing Ardor into the next phase with stateless Lightweight Contracts on testnet, supplementing the already inbuilt advanced core functionality and parent-child chain architecture. ANG is our community heart beating, supporting all the various projects that are being born and exist within our ever-growing ecosystem, and here at Nxter, we work hard as well - on our informative coverage, keeping you in the loop, and restructuring our website.   

Jelurida has agreed to sponsor (some of) our work because we've delivered consistent coverage of the ecosystem for years, and in return, we've agreed to stay true to ourselves and the community. We appreciate their help and the acknowledgment of our work. Wanna join? Contact us, let's spread knowledge.

Or just... read us. We thank you, for letting us take you through another week that was;

Jelurida Status Update

Last week Jelurida released Ardor v2.1.2. The press is taking notice, and the core developers are getting ready to follow up with Lightweight Contracts on mainnet - and a new child chain

Full Steam Ahead

Lior Yaffe, on Twitter:

Now that Ardor 2.1.2 has been released, development continues full steam ahead. Next in the pipeline is using Java annotations to initialize contract parameters and perform validations without coding, followed by performance monitoring of deployed contracts.

See more on Jelurida's Twitter

RuhrSummit 2018 in Bochum

Fransisco Sarrias attended RuhrSummit 2018 on behalf of Jelurida.

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Hackathon PRE-LAUNCH

Got your Java skills ready?
You can now sign up for the Hackathon Mailing list

Veronica announces:

We are proud to announce the PRE-LAUNCH of the Online Ardor Hackathon that will contain a series of Lightweight Contract coding challenges with prizes as follows for each challenge:

1st prize - $4000, 2nd prize - $2000, 3rd prize - $1000 (paid in IGNIS tokens).

Pre-launch means that we are finalizing the details, but in the meantime developers interested in being first in line for details about the Hackathon can subscribe here: http://eepurl.com/dI8Qdj.

With this Online Hackathon, Jelurida invites developers around the world to participate in developing Lightweight contracts on one of the most innovative and advanced blockchain platforms available.

Stay tuned for more news and help us spread the word!

Interested? Download the latest Ardor release and look into the API. Learn more about Lightweight Contracts here.

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New Child Chain on Nov. 30

Press Release: Dominium and Jelurida announce the birth date of the Dominium child chain and $DOM token on the Ardor network: November 30, 2018. This also means that an Ardor hardfork is in the pipeline. Network nodes prepare.

They wrote:

On the 30th November, the public launch of the Dominium blockchain will put it within the 36% of blockchain projects that have working blockchain products, according to new research.

The Dominium blockchain is the first real world use case with potential mass market adoption for the Ardor platform, which evolved from the Nxt blockchain. The Nxt blockchain, which preceded Ethereum, was the first blockchain to successfully implement the Proof-of-Stake (PoS) algorithm. Ardor overcomes blockchain problems such as Blockchain Bloat, scalability and security threats.

The two technologies coming together could put an end to centralised parties in the real estate sector, essentially replacing estate agents, banks, notaries and lawyers with the digital ledger offered by the Dominium blockchain.

Source

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COMMUNITY

Nxter Puzzle | The Mystery of Orion

Every week a puzzle is released for your pleasure. Inside the puzzles lie an IGNIS reward, that the first person to solve the puzzle can lay hands on. Seek Thou Must, to find the hidden passphrase, then withdraw the IGNIS in the account it opens.

This week, Mr. Madfox takes you on a stargazing trip. 88 constellations - 42 animals, 29 inanimate objects, 27 humans/mythological characters. The constellation of Orion, named after a hunter in Greek mythology, has been recognized in numerous cultures around the world, and this week Orion is the main antagonist in the NxterPuzzle for you puzzlers to unfold. 100 IGNIS in an account, its passphrase is hidden in the text below. By the time the shimmering light from the stars above reaches us through the night sky, they might no longer exist. So take a look at the past. Good luck.

All Nxter Puzzles are listed on nxter.org/puzzles - and there are still more IGNIS to be claimed.

The First Ardor Meetup in Brazil

It's good to see Ardor rock, and good to see interest pop up in places around the world. Last week a meetup took place in Brazil, sponsored by ANG

Elizabeth:

"This just illustrates how the community is bigger than one social channel and is growing organically. We can't see all the decentralized growth of community "nodes" just like we can't see all the networked nodes on the peer list of a decentralized network. That doesn't mean they aren't there 🙂

Blockchain Ardor Series

Are you nosy about Ardor and its scalable parent-child chain PoS architecture? How it can run in production when Ethereum developers keep postponing their "solution"? How does it work?

"Blockchain Ardor" is a YouTube series started by CryptoDemetrius, but it has now been translated into a Medium format also, which is available on Jelurida's Ardor channel. There's a great bunch of introductions and guides with screenshots, easily accessible for even blockchain beginners.

It starts off with the basics - which have been covered before; how to download the client, set up an account, verify it, use the Ardor Client Dashboard, the Ardor Exchange, and change between child chains. Important information! Now to the IGNIS Dashboard and some main features, and THEN...

For those with ARDR, now it gets interesting. Part 5 is the forging tutorial:

Forging is a key part of the process that validates and secures all transactions on the Ardor network and its child chains. In other words, this is the decentralized security system of the Ardor network- each of the forging nodes/computers are competing to validate each block of transactions.

Learn how to set up a client to forge with your ARDR balance on your personal computer, and account leasing (joining a forging pool) is demonstrated as well.

Next up is a Bundling Tutorial:

Child chains do not have a means of verifying their own transactions because they have no way of performing their own consensus. These transactions must be packaged and sent to the Ardor parent chain for validation. This packaging process is called “bundling”. (...)

“Bundlers” receive the transaction fees from child chain transactions in the native child chain token, while paying Ardor from their own account to send these transactions for validation on the Ardor chain. Given the fact Bundlers are the ones paying to include transactions on the [Ardor] parent chain, this means the option exists for Bundlers to provide child chain or dApp users with customized, or even free transaction fees.

The article walks you through setting up a basic bundler, setting the bundling fee, and compete against other bundlers. You might want to only bundle transactions involving your own asset, monetary supply, or child chain. Blockchain Ardor part 7 teaches you how to do that by setting up a Custom Bundler. The example in the article covers the Account Property Bundler, one of 5 custom bundler templates that can be interwoven to create complex customized fee structures for end users for blockchain based apps and services.

Part 8 shows how to set up your Ardor client for testnet, and Part 9 demontrates the use of Transaction Vouchers, an addition to Ardor that requires both the sender and the recipient to sign a transaction, thus ensuring that a transaction is always sent to the correct destination.

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EXCHANGES

TRADE

IGNIS | NXT | ARDR

TOP 3 EXCHANGES BY VOLUME THIS WEEK

NXT

coinbit.co.kr
coinegg.com
hitbtc.com

IGNIS

coinbit.co.kr
upbit.com
bittrex.com

ARDR

huobi
coinbit.co.kr
binance.com

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Tell them why you like IGNIS / NXT / ARDR in this GoogleDoc

BUSINESS

Let's get down to business. Not only Jelurida is doing business here; actually, why not have an ICO, support a new service provider, or maybe you're looking for a child chain to invest in?


Token News of The Week

CHILD CHAINS
ON IGNIS
ON NXT
CHILD CHAINS

Dominium

LATEST UPDATES

Gudo Thijssen writes:

  • Dominium's child chain is going live on the 30th of November
  • Third Airdrop live @DominiumAirdropBot
  • First Bounty Distribution 90% completed
  • DOM token is still 60% off - €0.10 per token at this moment

Remember, the DOM token will be tradable on the decentralized Ardor Exchange immediately after its release. You can earn DOM tokens by referring. You receive 25 DOM tokens worth €5 whenever anyone signs up with your referral link. There is also a 5%-10% referral commission paid out in BTC or ETH. So sign up and start earning.

About Dominium

"Through the creation of a new child chain, Dominium will utilize Ardor to establish a fully transparent blockchain based real estate platform. Dominium chose Ardor over Ethereum after extensive research and evaluation of both platforms. “Having closely followed several blockchain technologies from conception, including Ethereum, we strongly feel that Ardor is the platform with the best features for our business, especially the controlled trading of assets” says Joost de Kruiff, a Dominium Blockchain Advisor. The child chain is expected to be operational in over 120 countries by the end of 2018".

Dominium will not only become a marketplace for property sales and rentals, but will also register property management activities, thus creating a fully transparent historical chain of information, serving tenants, buyers and investors alike. Dominium will also allow third party fund creators to set up property funds with standardised documentation, under an umbrella licence.

Learn more: ANN | Website | Pitch Deck | English Telegram Chatroom | Telegram Announcements

Remember that you can also read a review of Dominium's child chain project in Nxter Magazine.


Bitswift 

LATEST UPDATES

Their monthly report was published, about the 4th birthday BITS airdrop, team expansion, setting up a city-wide meshnet, and the https://bitswift.cash initiative - sign up and start claiming your CASH tokens daily to support the community-driven universal basic income delivery concept on the blockchain. 

Also, if you're leasing your ARDR balance to the Bitswift pool, check your pool payouts. 

About Bitswift

Bitswift is a tech brand with headquarters in Canada. The brand represents technology companies, online communities, technology products, and services. The Bitswift project has several official tokens which are supported by the Bitswift companies.

"In new markets considered by many to be incredibly volatile, unpredictable and full of scam projects, we now have 4 years of developing honest projects, businesses, community, and a trusted customer base, as we head into the next phase of the token economy."

Join Bitswift on TwitterTelegramDiscord, and Reddit. Learn more about the Bitswift ecosystem


XendBit

LATEST UPDATES

Last week, Bolaji Onibudo, the CEO of XendBit who is currently in negotiations with Jelurida about launching as a child chain, was on CNBC Africa to discuss the role of blockchain and cryptocurrencies in the future of financial services. XendBit's decentralized trading platform is a solution developed to enhance security for traders, lenders, remitters, borrowers, and to make a global marketplace available to also non-elite investors. Watch the interview:

Learn more about the XendBit project and ICO | Website | Whitepaper

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ON IGNIS

EZYcount ICO

LATEST UPDATES

Vivien was video interviewed by BlockNews last week.

We have announced earlier that EZYcount got selected by the accelerator Fintech Fusion in Geneva for their next fintech startups program, and now they've joined the program. Vivien Fuhrer blogs about his first day and what is expected to happen over the next 2 months and beyond. Read it here.

About EZYcount

"Our aim is to develop the EZYcount AI, an EZYcount-patented process to fully automate bookkeeping for the self-employed and small business owners. Access to this service will be granted through holding enough of our TaaL (Token-As-A-License) which will only be sold during the ICO".

EZY Taal is a token issued on the Ignis blockchain, and tradeable across the Ardor platform. What differentiates EZY Taal from other tokens is that if you have a requisite amount you will have automatic access to the EZYcount small and medium business accounting software that is being integrated with AI.

Accepted coins
USD, CHF, EUR, BTC, ETH, LTC, ARDR, and all Ardor child chain tokens.

The ICO ended yesterday, on October 15th.

Learn more: Website | WhitepaperMedium | LinkedIn | Reddit | Twitter | Join the ICO


C2C 

LATEST UPDATES

The C2C bounties site has been launched. You can browse through the rewards available in the rewards section and also earn C2C by referring people to the site.

https://rewards.c2c.global

About C2C

The C2C system wants to make it convenient to convert any paper currency and coins into many different cryptocurrencies, including the C2C currency itself, and to spread the use of C2C as currency. The technology of C2C will consist of ATMs that accept both bills and coins, as well as portable C2C devices (C2C Pocket) for merchants. They state: "With our technology, you can better make online purchases by converting your cash to crypto-currencies, as well as use our printed cryptocurrency bills for use in retail chains worldwide." C2C is an asset token issued with IGNIS on the Ardor platform.


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ON NXT

CiviliXation Digital COOP

LATEST UPDATES

Nothing this week that we heard of.

You can enlighten us here if you know any better. 

There is, of course, ongoing project development, and also a clone coming, which will airdrop 40% of its tokens on NXT holders. Read more here.

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DEVELOPMENT

A Reminder about... IGNIS

What makes IGNIS so special? We see new Ardor child chains announced. But remember - the ICO? Fukk u scammer u. Is IGNIS just an NXT clone, a get-rich-quick scheme for Jelurida?

From ArdorNxt.slack.com:

BP

So what's the point of Ignis? Don't get me wrong, I welcome more child chains, but we raised the money on Ignis ICO, and if everyone prefer to have their own child chains, why should we hold on to a coin that has less ROI?

travin

-Asset creation can only be on Ignis
-Account Control (multisig) can only be on Ignis
-Account Properties (blockchain-based attribution) can only be on Ignis

So if users on other child chains need to use any of these, they need to use Ignis. Though I think Jelurida said they would make exceptions for permissioned access public chains.
I don't know if this is published prominently somewhere, but if it isn't, it should.
Don't know if it'll be more ROI either. Just commenting on the use.

mrv777

Also, smaller organizations won't need their own whole chain or want to pay the fee. So they can use IGNIS or an asset on IGNIS

Also here at Nxter, we've written about Ignis, again and again, in articles, newsletters, on social media. Still, many believe that Ignis is just a "showcase of features" new child chains on the Ardor platform can choose and pick from. No, it isn't so.

Here's a page for you, one that summarizes IGNIS:

- BTW -

CLONES

The Rya team expect their snapshot of the Nxt blockchain to occur on November 17th. The Rya project and whitepaper proposes to tether money supply to credit as a function of P2P loans

16.10.18 17:46, the Rya team announced:

Hi everyone,
We are pleased to announce that we have published the Rya code under the Jelurida Public License. This is a massive step forward for the project.

Here is the link to the Rya repo hosted at Github: https://github.com/RyaDevelopers/Rya

We encourage anyone who is interested to look over the code. If you have any questions (both technical or general), we would love to hear about it through one of our official channels.
Cheers,

Rya team

Last week we mentioned how NXT holders will receive 0.4 RYA per NXT they hold on the new Rya blockchain, and that Rya will need forgers and nodes when they launch. The Rya project is on testnet. We'll follow it and keep you updated, as we have from the beginning.

ANN | Website | Whitepaper | Twitter | Reddit | Telegram chat

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IN OTHER MEDIA

Crypto is the Mother of all scams, and blockchain is the most overhyped technology ever, a Professor of Economics told the US Senate. I have a few comments. Lior wrote a blog on Medium.

I admire people who think they know it all. People that care to think for us, do the research for us, and then just pass their great results to us. Mastodont brains, using their good education and intelligence to do good for humanity. Then the rest of us can just focus on our families, our banks, our gadgets, whatever we like. They'll take care of us. Nouriel Roubini, Professor of Economics at the Stern School of Business at New York University, is one such good-doer. He saw it all before, the scams, the bubbles, the rot, the stupidity, the criminality, and he is willing to save us, if we will listen, by sharing his knowledge of this illegal nonsense called blockchain with us. And with the US Senate too, which he did at a hearing, "Exploring the Cryptocurrency and Blockchain Ecosystem".

"Crypto-land is an eco-system of con artists, self-serving peddlers, scammers, carnival barkers, charlatans, and outright criminals."

He knows. Everything is shady. He knows. Everything is run by cartels and scammers. He read up, and he is pissed. In a caring economist, expert kind of way, of course. Not an "invested" way. He knows everything about Bitcoin, Ethereum, Ripple, he knows that those who buy before a bubble bursts will lose money, he knows about whales and hacked exchanges and price manipulation. He does not seem to know BCNext, or the Ardor platform. He "knows" that a PoS platform does not even exist yet (because Vitalik Buterin hasn't created it?), but if it did it would be a disaster, and hey - what do I know... such a platform hasn't hit the headlines or the "real" academics yet, I see that, so that's what I know.

Well, it's funny. Even though Roubini is talking about blockchains, cryptocurrencies and ICO's, his analysis seems so "last year". Like he is describing the past, even though much of it is still actual. All these problems, all his fears, they are real but they have been addressed, the technical solutions are already found, programmed, being released.

Is this an illustration of the problem of regulating in a fast-paced world?

We create. Then we use. They realize. Then they analyze. We create. They are still trying to understand the MVP, when version 2 is released. But it isn't creators, nor firstmovers, nor the real users but academics, running after the wagon if they even realize there is one, that are called in as "experts". How in the world can anyone make decisions based on that? We have a long way to go.

Where is Ardor in this analysis? It's not to be found on CMC Top 10, so it's invisible. It can't be found in the library of notorious financial crypto scams or scandals, so... it's not there. You can not find the killer app that is based on Ardor, because the platform is a killer itself. Stateless contracts. Pruning of data. PoS. The JPL. Child chain creation is still governed by Jelurida but will become open for everyone in time. Jelurida has decided not to let scammers overflow Ardor with child chains, they say, but instead start with trustworthy businesses, like Dominium. After reading this article I understand why and agree with them. Look at the mess he makes, the conclusions he draws.

"...a bunch of self-serving greedy white men – very few women or minorities are allowed in the blockchain space – have pretended to create billions of wealth out of nowhere while pretending to care about billions of poor and unbanked human around the world."

If I had, as an outsider (like the Senate), and not as a Nxter since 2013, read this 37 pages long rant against blockchain, Roubini might have convinced by his "analysis". But knowing what I know, I've rather come to see Nouriel Roubini as a proud, arrogant, and probably good-hearted man, who unfortunately does not have the any idea about what's going on outside of the limelight, or the slightest faith in the talent, intellect or well-willingness of the real blockchain developers. He likes to convince us that he has understood it all, and probably thinks so too, but we are already aware of the current problems and working past them.

Lior commented on his speech in this Medium article:

Roubini is Right - Reflecting on Nouriel Roubini’s cryptocurrency testimony at the senate on 12 October 2018

"As an entrepreneur in public blockchain networks, my first reaction to this inaccurate and misleading testimony was to dismiss it as yet another horse carriage manufacturer speaking about steam cars, as a turbo propeller engine specialist referring to jet engines, as an MS-DOS user talking about Windows 1.0, or as a Nokia executive reviewing the first iPhone."

"He is ignoring the vast potential of blockchain technology to disrupt other industries such as voting, identity, legal proofs, supply chain, land registries, real estate, and so on. From this narrow, financial sector point of view, one has to agree with some of the claims he makes.

Let’s discuss his points

...

Consensus | Scaling | Cloning | Security | Market Manipulation

Source

Yeah, I admire people who think they know it all. They must live an easy life, but with a lot of enemies. Another approach, one that I admit to admire even more, is to keep an open mind, be willing to acknowledge that someone else might be smarter than you and even able to solve the questions you couldn't. There's some groundbreaking development going on, and not by scam artists but real blockchain developers.

/apenzl

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Nxter News – October 2018 (II): The Journey Of A Thousand Miles Begins With One Step

Nxter News | October 2018 (II)

The Journey Of A Thousand Miles Begins With One Step

Lao Tzu

Welcome, dear Nxters and other followers!

Journeys require planning, effort, time, and a million little things to go right. Neil Armstrong's first step on the Moon was a small step for him that was the culmination of millions of hours of labor across countless tens of thousands of people at NASA - but this epic achievement began with a single, unknown step somewhere. Someone had an idea and then began the long process of making that idea a reality.

We here at Nxter love the blockchain, we love us some decentralized ledgers and we dream of seeing the infinite possibilities a series of sequentially hashed files can help with - this is our journey of constantly striving to bring you the best updates from the blockchain platforms we love, and like going to the Moon, it began with one step. Do not get discouraged if you are new, it takes time to learn anything and the blockchain is no different. Take that first step and realize that you have begun the wonderful journey.

Last week many good things happened across the ecosystem; Jelurida released amazing upgrades for both Ardor and Nxt - Lightweight Contracts are still on the testnet but included in the Ardor mainnet upgrade is Transaction Vouchers, Custom Bundlers, and inbuilt account funding via Changelly. CryptoDemetrius released an Ardor Updates video, and thanks to the generosity of our community there is now 2000 $IGNIS to claim for solving last week's Nxter puzzle. Updates from various Ardor based businesses, the Ardor Lite app received a Google Play update, the Rya team announced their snapshot date, with a 40% airdrop to NXT holders, and much more. Hey! - and did you check Nxter Magazine's new frontpage?

Jelurida Status Update

A new Ardor mainnet version with new features is released. Likewise, Nxt received a critical release, both are MANDATORY upgrades.

Ardor v2.1.2

This weekend there was a new Ardor release: v2.1.2. This is a MANDATORY upgrade for everyone. Upon installation, there will be Changelly exchange support directly enabled into the Ardor wallet via a plugin. Transaction Vouchers. Bundler templates. There is a bug fix involving unconfirmed transactions. For some reason, a few people are worried about losing funds if you upgrade, that is not the case - your funds are safe on the blockchain. Lightweight Contracts are still on the testnet, they are not included in this mainnet release!

Following up on the Ardor v2.1.2 launch, a press release was published by Jelurida.

They wrote:

“Ardor 2.1.2 opens the door for cost-effective blockchain adoption in real business contexts”, said Lior Yaffe, Managing Director at Jelurida. “Ardor's robust features are unmatched by any of our competitors and we intend to maintain this first mover advantage with new feature releases already planned for in the coming months.”

Jelurida this weekend introduced Ardor version 2.1.2, launching revolutionary and easy-to-integrate Turing-complete Lightweight Contracts on testnet. Additionally, three new business-ready features were introduced on the Ardor 2.1.2 mainnet: tamperproof dual-signature Transaction Vouchers, five Bundler templates for sponsoring end user fees, and a plug-in for integrating Changelly's instant exchange between 100+ currencies.

Source

How about it? To further draw a line in the sand between Jelurida and their competition, a proposal was published today on Medium by Veronica Torras, a proposal to define what this BaaS (Blockchain as a Service) term that everyone suddenly seems to love throwing around actually means; a Full BaaS blockchain solution like Ardor, or the Cloud BaaS kind that businesses like Microsoft, AWS, and IBM have to offer, that comes with cloud storage and templates for setting up a blockchain but does not include the crucial part: a decentralized network of nodes. A MUST-read for everyone, more here.

V2.1.2 ANN Thread | Download it

Nxt v1.11.15

A new Nxt version was released as well - also a MANDATORY upgrade for everyone. The same bug for processing unconfirmed transactions is fixed - note that there is no risk of losing your funds, this was a concern for some.

Lior Yaffe wrote:

This release fixes an old bug which may cause problems processing unconfirmed transactions, the bug does not cause a risk of fork or lost funds but still requires a FULL UPGRADE of all nodes.

V1.11.15 ANN Thread | Download it

#Madrid

Look at them.

Jelurida had a booth and a good time when pitching Ardor in Madrid last week at the South Summit 18 conference.

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COMMUNITY

Presenting Ardor to Authorities

Ardor is a great way to demonstrate the benefits of using blockchain. The following Maltese-language video shows Alex Pfeiffer present Ardor at the MITA Emerging Technology Lab.  

https://twitter.com/AvdiuSazan/status/1047437508034924545?s=19

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Ardor Updates 09/2018 

Our friend, CryptoDemetrius, updates the world on what happened within the ecosystem - including the Blockchain Ardor video series, information about Lightweight Contracts - which Jelurida will have a competition for sometime this month.

CryptoDemetrius wrote:

Ardor Updates is a series funded by Jelurida that focuses on providing monthly updates on the Ardor and NXT blockchain ecosystems. This episode discusses the features of the new 2.1.1e release and then runs through some quick updates from around the Ardor ecosystem.

Last week Nxter Magazine interviewed CryptoDemetrius, you can read about his background, mission, and vision here.

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The Ardor Bootcamp

The Ardor Bootcamp is still free on Udemy.com.

This online course is great for those who desire to learn and become more familiar with the multitude of functionality within the Ardor blockchain platform. There are hours of easy-to-follow video tutorials to peruse, hosted and put together for you by Eric Funk.

SIGN UP!

ardor-bootcamp-screen

Fund raising is open
https://ardornxt.io/community-projects/sponsor-ardor-blockchain-bootcamp-udemy

For those who have already taken the course, please consider the link above and support the creator and keeping the course free.

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Nxter Puzzle | Ardor Still Rocks!

Every week a puzzle is released for your pleasure. Inside the puzzles lie an IGNIS reward, that the first person to solve the puzzle can lay hands on. Rock Thou Must, to find the hidden passphrase, then withdraw the IGNIS in the account it opens.

This week's new Nxter Puzzle from @madfox was released Monday - and solved Tuesday. A nice little dinosaur crossword reminding us that everything didn't begin with Bitcoin. So, what about last week's puzzle? Still unsolved, and the prize in the puzzle account has gone from 100 IGNIS to... 2000 IGNIS! Solve the names of the owners of 30 famous guitars to claim the latest prize account which has 2000 IGNIS in it! A generous whale or 2 has made this possible - so hurry and solve the Ardor Rocks themed puzzle to get the passphrase.

Ardor Rocks!

By apenzl | 02/10/2018

UPDATE: 3000 IGNIS is now in the prize account! NOW 3000 $IGNIS plus some #MUSIC to the first person that solves this #NxterPuzzle #contest! Find the owners of the #RockStar guitars in the picture, their names are a passphrase to an #Ardor #blockchain account with #free #cryptocurrency. https://t.co/Z4A2vEBvhW — NXTER Magazine (@Nxter_org) October 13, 2018 … Read more

This week's puzzle reward was also kindly sponsored by ANG, and the puzzle created by Madfox.
All Nxter Puzzles are listed on nxter.org/puzzles - watch the accounts - there are still IGNIS to be claimed.

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Blockchain Platform Comparison

Mrv777 has updated his and ANG's much-quoted website that offers everyone a comparison of common blockchain platforms.

BUSINESS

Let's get down to business. Not only Jelurida is doing business here; actually, why not have an ICO, support a new service provider, or maybe you're looking for a child chain to invest in?


Token News of The Week

CHILD CHAINS
ON IGNIS
ON NXT
CHILD CHAINS

Dominium ITO

LATEST UPDATES

The big news from Dominium this week is that they lowered their ITO hard cap, they have a new sponsorship with a fitness app (WalkyFit), so that its users can now earn DOM tokens just by keeping fit, and in Rotterdam, they hired a new Head of Development. They wrote:

We are very pleased to announce the latest addition to our team in Rotterdam, Erwin van Kekem, as Head of Development. Erwin was co-owner and co-founder of Collin Crowdfund, which is now the biggest crowdfunding platform in the Netherlands for loans to small and medium sized companies.

Remember that we will announce the date when the Dominium child chain will go live next week Friday, so ensure you are connected to our channels for the news.

On Steemit, Dominium's Korean ambassador shows great insight in both Dominium and the Ardor BaaS platform in a Q&A session that he had with a critical blogger and reposted here

The Dominium ITO is ongoing.

Dominium mentioned last week in The Sydney Morning Herald:

So, how worried should traditional real estate companies be? Is the real estate sector about to have its Uber moment? Very possibly.

Learn more: ANNWebsite | Pitch Deck | English Telegram Chatroom | Telegram Announcements

Remember that you can also read a review of Dominium's child chain project in Nxter Magazine.


Triffic ICO

LATEST UPDATES

Triffic.world - the newly updated white paper and website have finally been released!

Also, Triffic published a video on YouTube which takes you on a tour with their app. A nice insight into some of the possibilities it offers, and still, only the first video in a series. We look forward to more!

https://youtu.be/dgqN0NAeJ6U

No movie tricks - you can take the Triffic beta app test run - you need an invitation code, which can be requested here. The Triffic ICO will start on December 3rd. Special price for ARDR, IGNIS and NXT investments.

About Triffic

"Triffic is elegant, fun & practical: a mobile gamified navigation app that rewards cryptocurrency for travel. Plus, geolocation based augmented reality scavenger hunts, pots of crypto for the taking, all running on the awesome Ardor Blockchain. Cryptoeconomics of Triffic: 50% ad revenue used to buy back, distribute & burn GPS Tokens, until ecosystem equilibrium where # of tokens removed equals number of new GPS Tokens entering market via the app".

Learn more: ICO | Website | Pitch Deck | Whitepaper | English Telegram


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ON IGNIS

EZYcount ICO

LATEST UPDATES

Vivien, the founder of EZYcount, announced that his team was accepted into the Geneva Fintech Fusion Accelerator and that they will pitch at a forum in the Swiss state of Vaud.

Vivien wrote:

Two majors news: 1) We have been accepted in Fintech Fusion Accelerator in Geneva and 2) We have been selected to pitch at the Alpin High Tech Venture Forum 2018 organised by the Swiss state of Vaud

About EZYcount

"Our aim is to develop the EZYcount AI, an EZYcount-patented process to fully automate bookkeeping for the self-employed and small business owners. Access to this service will be granted through holding enough of our TaaL (Token-As-A-License) which will only be sold during the ICO".

EZY Taal is a token issued on the Ignis blockchain, and tradeable across the Ardor platform. What differentiates EZY Taal from other tokens is that if you have a requisite amount you will have automatic access to the EZYcount small and medium business accounting software that is being integrated with AI.

The second round of the ICO at 10 EZY tokens per CHF, last one more week, till October 15th, 2018.

Learn more: Website | WhitepaperMedium | LinkedIn | Reddit | Twitter | Join the ICO


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ON NXT

LATEST UPDATES

Nothing this week that we heard of.

You can enlighten us here if you know any better. 

There is, of course, ongoing project development, and also another clone coming, which will airdrop 40% of its tokens on NXT holders.

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TRADE

IGNIS | NXT | ARDR

TOP 3 EXCHANGES BY VOLUME THIS WEEK

NXT

coinegg.com
hitbtc.com
bittrex.com

IGNIS

upbit.com
indodax.com
bittrex.com

ARDR

huobi.pro
upbit.com
binance.com

EXCHANGES

ARDR Trading Campaign

New Campaign:
Last week ARDR got on Huobi Global.
Now, their top 30 ARDR traders will get 200K+ free ARDR awarded!

Announcement:

From 8 October, 18:00 until 12 October, 18:00 (GMT +8), upon successful signing up of this activity, the Top 30 real-name users with a cumulative ARDR trading volume (buy + sell volume excluding self-dealing) of not less than 800,000 ARDR (excluding trading fee) shall receive the following rewards:

TOP1 20680 ARDR
TOP2 18000 ARDR
TOP3-5 14800 ARDR
TOP6-10 7360 ARDR
TOP11-30 3290 ARDR

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The signing up due time is 24:00, October 11, please sign up by the end of the time.

CEO.bi adds Ardor

New listing:
ARDR can now be traded on the Hong Kong based CEO.bi Exchange.
ARDR trades against QC (QCash), a "stablecoin" which is pegged to the Chinese Yuan.

Announcement:

The CEO Exchange will open the ARDR recharge at 12:00 on October 5, 2018, and open the ARDR transaction at 15:00 on October 6, 2018.

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DEVELOPMENT

Ardor Lite App - Update

A Google Play update for the Ardor Lite app was released.

The developer, mrv777 wrote:

Version 1.1.3 of Ardor Lite:
• Added Account Information displaying Account ID, Public Key, Name (If set on the blockchain), & Description (If set on the blockchain)
• Ability to generate the public key in Account Information if not published to the blockchain yet

Version 1.2.0: There is only a backend update here, but it is to verify the unsigned transaction returned from the node before signing it. This was the big thing that Jelurida asked about with my app when they reviewed it. I finally dedicated time to this and got it done in 2 days 🙂
So while people shouldn't see a difference with this release, I hope Jelurida will like it 🙂 Also, thank you to riker for helping me find out there was an issue in ardor-js that prevented the verify transaction from getting the correct output

I resubmitted Ardor Lite to the iOS app store today. Yesterday, Apple finally gave me a company developer account so we'll see what happens this time.

The Apple App Store earlier refused to approve the app, so hopefully, after time they will now approve Ardor Lite for the App Store.

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Lightweight Contracts

The simplicity regarding the unique Contracts framework

CLONES

Rya - A Decentralized Monetary System

Airdrop incoming

The Rya team (formerly known as Ryō) has announced a snapshot date - they expect the snapshot of the Nxt blockchain to occur on November 17th of this year, around five weeks from now. At the time of the snapshot, NXT balances will receive 0.4 RYA on the new blockchain for every NXT token they hold. The Rya project and whitepaper proposes to tether money supply to credit as a function of P2P loans: the project wants every person to function as a sort of miniature credit lender.

They write:

We are excited to announce that the Rya project has an official snapshot date. The snapshot will be taken in block 2,110,000 of the Nxt blockchain expected to occur on November 17th.

Remember only Nxt users with Nxt wallets will get the new RYA coins and Trust when the main net will be live. Exchange wallets are not supported.

As promised, we are dropping 0.4 RYA for each Nxt token - a total of 40% of the initial Rya supply. We will be happy to answer any questions you might have on Telegram or in Bitcointalk or Reddit.

Cheers,
Rya team

Rahmat Firmansyah:

Where 60% Rya go away ?

koko jambo:

We will do a second Airdrop+bounty program+reward for developers.

b@kUpT:

Confirmed. Rya is NOT an ICO. This is due to the fact that the Ryo system is already nearly ready to be released and no fundraising through ICO is necessary.

Rya truly has the potential to act as a stable coin for the state of the economy without any dependence on USD or other currencies. This is exactly the kind of solution I think many stablecoin enthusiasts have been searching for!

Nxt community should def get the chance to know about Rya early because of the airdrop + the fact that it's a fork.

So here you go, now you know. Rya will need forgers and nodes when they launch.
The Rya project is on testnet. We'll follow it and keep you updated, as we have from the beginning.

ANN | Website | Whitepaper | Twitter | Reddit | Telegram chat

We have seen airdrops on NXT holders and clones coming throughout the year, some of the most interesting still in development. Nxt is open source and every amateur, opportunist or experienced programming team can clone it, use it, built on it, under the JPL license.

Some clones are a scam, others not. Some are yet to prove themselves. It's how it must be. Just remember to NEVER expose your Nxt passphrase to online nodes you don't trust, or software developers you don't know, ALWAYS keep it safe. As we continue our work the rebranded Nxter.org, expect soon to see a timeline over Nxt airdrops and a guide on how to claim these airdropped coins without risking your funds.

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IN OTHER MEDIA

Beyond Buzzwords

An article from Veronica Torras proposes a new BaaS categorization in order to establish a standard, common terminology. Ardor is currently the only Full BaaS platform.

Let's start with an example.

Bitzamp - Understanding Ardor (ARDR)

Here we have a great article from last week, one that does a very decent job explaining Ardor. It introduces Ardor and its child chains as a solution to the infamous "blockchain bloat problem," talks about the many features of the Ardor platform and the scalability and touches on the basics of how the ARDR token works. It even knows about the ARDR snapshots of the Nxt blockchain.

The author wrote:

Conclusion

Ardor is a full suite of programs and fully capable of competing with the Microsoft Azure platform. By remaining independent, the company maintains control over network governance.

The conclusion that Ardor is "fully capable of competing with the Microsoft Azure platform" is mindblowing - hey, somebody actually realized it - BUT... nevertheless kinda misleading. Microsoft does not have their own blockchain solution, rather they have repurposed an open-source one and threw it on top of Azure. Jelurida is a name in blockchain innovation, Microsoft is merely riding the blockchain coattails.

Redefining Blockchain as a Service — Beyond Buzzwords

This piece picks up the ball where Bitzamp dropped it. Let's compare Jelurida's BaaS offer on Ardor to Microsoft Azure again, shall we, no wait, let's compare it to say, ANY other currently existing BaaS (Blockchain as a Service) platform out there. Oh, thanks @veronica and @almonte, you did already - and even encountered what might be the main obstacle in doing so:

Today, the “Blockchain as a Service (BaaS)” term is being used interchangeably by various organizations to refer to entirely different offerings. This has led to an urgent need to define subcategories within the sector. This article proposes a new BaaS categorization in order to establish standard, common terminology.

How to compare Ardor to other BaaS models? As long as the BaaS term is un(der)defined, you simply can't, not without repetitive walls of text. Veronika Torras and Alberto Fernandez (both part of the Jelurida team, BTW) propose to divide the BaaS definition into at least 2 sub-categories. After identifying the 3 key elements in a BaaS offering as

1.  Storage — the blockchain stores data
2.  Software — the blockchain includes permissioned, business-ready features
3.  Decentralized network

they are able to coin the following two sub-categories: the Cloud BaaS, and the Full BaaS.

With these, we are now able to compare existing BaaS offerings. Let's return to the Bitzamp article:

Because the Ardor main chain already has the infrastructure for security and decentralization, the child chains are quickly developed to handle custom use cases. Because they are still on the same platform they can use the security, speed, and decentralization of the main chain.

Yes! Exactly, there it is! Now let's compare Ardor to Microsoft Azure again, shall we, no wait, why not compare it to say, ANY other currently existing BaaS platform out here. Oh, thanks @veronica and @almonte for already having done so:

In this first category, Cloud BaaS, we find companies offering storage and software (...); the responsibility for hosting a decentralized network of nodes remains with your business or consortium.

This is:

  • Amazon Web Services (AWS) Templates
  • Microsoft Azure
  • IBM Bluemix
  • Oracle Autonomous Blockchain Cloud Service

The second category, called Full BaaS, offers not only storage and applications, but also decentralization, offering end-to-end blockchain as a service. In the Full BaaS model, businesses can outsource all three components of the blockchain development process — saving valuable time and resources.

In the Full BaaS category, we have the Ardor multi-chain platform.

Thought leadership - and practice

Some Reddit user was fast to proclaim that the Medium piece is just an advertisement for Jelurida. I don't see his point. I don't care who brings up the subject, clear definitions and clarity are needed for blockchain adoption to move forward in the best way. What I do see though, is why IBM, AWS, Microsoft, and others, that declare themselves leaders in the BaaS space, haven't brought up the issue. If a first mover company doesn't promote its clear advantages over the competition, who will? Probably not those being disrupted. It's not like legacy banks and states are busy promoting Bitcoin, still, it can't really be ignored. Neither can Ardor's Full BaaS solution.

It's new grounds. Most don't care. Some afraid to get left behind. Businesses afraid to get disrupted. Whitepapers all over the place, blockchain this and that if you try to find good information. And crypto media ruled by their own interests, CoinDesk. It's up to the businesses to decide, whether they want Cloud BaaS or a Full BaaS, to run their own nodes or get instant security from a truly decentralized network - if they even need a blockchain. Or a child chain.

Ignis is free for everyone and supports all Ardor's features. Ardor's parent-child chain architecture allows for a company to set up its own permissioned blockchain on a Proof of Stake platform, PoS battle-proven in production since 2013, and with today's most advanced programmable features to fit the company's needs, their own blockchain token, all instantly secured by a network of decentralized nodes. But it's just words, it's just advertisement, right? That, or real information.

To really know, you should test it. DYOR. You can start with the "Blockchain Ardor - Medium Series" or this free Bootcamp.

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Rawr XD Means Suppertime

UPDATE: SOLVED

Any crypto geek knows about evolution. It all started with Bitcoin.

Or did it?

This week's Nxter Puzzle is a simple crossword, there's 100 IGNIS in the prize account, which you can transfer out if you solve it first. We all have a dinosaur within us just trying to get out. Name your dino peers, don't rawr the solution before you have grabbed the IGNIS in the account - the passphrase is the dino names, written in lower case, divided by a single space, ordered by the numbers given in the crossword below. Attack!

Account ID is ARDOR-Y7DN-TCKS-47EX-7ZYGZ.

Mr. Madfox is - as always - the creator of this roarsome puzzle. The prize was donated by the ANG. Thank you!

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Nxter News – October 2018 (I): It Depends On Where You Put the Paint, Not How Much You Splash On

Nxter News | October 2018 (I)

It Depends On Where You Put the Paint, Not How Much You Splash On

Welcome, dear Nxters and other followers!

Welcome to the fall season and welcome to our Nxter.org rebrand! A fresh bit of "paint" thrown on to make what was once old new again. The last few months have been especially hectic - we wanted to ensure that the new rebrand and site structure addresses your comments and concerns while allowing us to continue to provide you with quality independent journalism! You can now pick your favorite coin in the top menu and read news concerning that coin only. Also, coin descriptions have been added to help new readers understand the difference between NXT, IGNIS and ARDOR, the few shortcomings and many advantages, FAQ's are being worked on.

The weather may be getting wet and cold and dreary and miserable but hey, cheer up with the news of last week, grab your favorite coffee or tea as we guide you through the blockchain news. Jelurida has jobs to offer, the Nxter Puzzles are rocking on, with IGNIS to win, new exchanges to trade your crypto on, Elizabeth interviewed the XendBit team as their ICO is now underway, a great podcast with Ardor lead developer Petko Petkov, a new experimental Ardor version has been released, and much more!

Jelurida Status Update

Job offers - you got talent?, a rebranded Ardor YouTube Channel, insights from Blockchain Fest '18 in Istanbul, and a brand new Ardor version upgrade came from Jelurida last week

Job Offers at Jelurida

Jelurida is looking to expand and needs more talented people.

> Senior Java Engineers
> Web and Mobile Developers
> Website Designer and UI/UX Specialist

They wrote:

If your skills and qualifications match any of our openings, and you are eager to join an innovative blockchain software development company, which has a solid, working product and an established reputation in the blockchain and cryptocurrency world, this is your chance to become a part of our team!

More info

Ardor Channel Rebranded

The new Ardor YouTube channel's URL is now: https://www.youtube.com/c/ardorplatform

We had a nice interview with CryptoDemetrius, host of the new "Ardor Updates" series, about his vision for the new YouTube channel, his show, how he came to love Ardor, and more!

New Ardor series on YouTube

By apenzl | 27/09/2018

Today, Jelurida’s Youtube channel got itself a new URL. Why should you care? The Ardor Updates and Lightweight Contract videos were the first to be uploaded to this channel, and if you have been hyperlinking to any videos on this channel lately – note the links in your posts might stop working and need to … Read more

Blockchain Fest’18 Insights

From Istanbul, Veronica was interviewed by KOOP Hub in this three-minute video. In it, she briefly explains what Ardor is, which industries benefit from the blockchain and how she enjoyed the conference.

Watch

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Nxter Puzzle | Ardor Rocks

Every week a puzzle is released for your pleasure. Inside the puzzles lie an IGNIS reward, that the first person to solve the puzzle can lay hands on. Rock Thou Must, to find the hidden passphrase, then withdraw the IGNIS in the account it opens.

This week's puzzle is made in appreciation of longtime community member @TheWiremaster and his website: ardor.rocks! Enjoy a trip on the rockin' minivan bus but don't forget that if you can find all the guitars in the picture, you'll get access to an account that holds 100 IGNIS. Last week's puzzle is still unsolved - and if you're familiar with Nxt's history there is an ongoing puzzle from July that can have 25 people claim the winnings as opposed to the usual "first-come, first-served."

Ardor Rocks!

By apenzl | 02/10/2018

UPDATE: 3000 IGNIS is now in the prize account! NOW 3000 $IGNIS plus some #MUSIC to the first person that solves this #NxterPuzzle #contest! Find the owners of the #RockStar guitars in the picture, their names are a passphrase to an #Ardor #blockchain account with #free #cryptocurrency. https://t.co/Z4A2vEBvhW — NXTER Magazine (@Nxter_org) October 13, 2018 … Read more

This week's puzzle reward is kindly sponsored by ANG, and the puzzle created by Madfox.
All Nxter Puzzles are listed on nxter.org/puzzles - watch the accounts - there are still IGNIS to be claimed.

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ANG - XendBit Interview

XendBit is a decentralized exchange and Blockchain platform for enabling transparent transactions within p2p markets comprising of lenders, donors, remitters, borrowers and beneficiaries while reducing the frustration in crypto-volatility

The XendBit pre-ICO will begin in 60 days.

Elizabeth, from the Ardor & Nxt Group, conducted a 45-minute interview with the XendBit team:

I've been inspired by the vision of Xendbit and enthused by their advanced project built on a testnet of Nxt blockchain. Now they are wrapping up negotiations about launching as a child chain of Ardor. I'm happy to introduce them to you in this video. I asked each one what excites them about blockchain and I welcome you to geek out with me as you listen to a conversation we would all like to be part of.

We at Nxter already mentioned Xendbit a couple of times in some previous newsletters, such as this one and this one.

Website | Whitepaper

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Ardor Korean Community

The Ardor community is a global one and expanding  

@ArdorBaby updated us:

In Korea, I need to post articles regarding Ardor because many worried about the future. I've done so, and we are more bonded. We have 625 members now, and I post important news in our community reffering Nxter Magazine even though I didn't translate the magazine fully.

Good to hear our news are getting out! I'd like to remind everyone that both English, Spanish, Chinese, Russian and Korean Nxter.org rss-feeds are available, which can easily be integrated into your websites and social media channels. If you want to help Nxt and Ardor ecosystem and translate the news - and understand EVERYTHING that I am writing here (!) - feel welcome to contact us here or in Slack. Thanks to community member and Korean Nxter editor ArdorBABY for his efforts here!

Visit the Korean Community site

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The Ardor Bootcamp

This very well-reviewed course is an excellent way to learn and become proficient with much of the advanced functionality that differentiates Ardor from thousands of other altcoin projects. The Ardor course on Udemy is now free to register!

As mentioned, the Ardor Bootcamp, a detailed course with video-tutorials that allow new users to learn all the basics of the Ardor blockchain platform, is free for a limited period of time. This online course is great for those who desire to have a structured format surrounding you as you learn and become more familiar with the multitude of functionality within the Ardor platform.

SIGN UP!

ardor-bootcamp-screen

Fund raising is open
https://ardornxt.io/community-projects/sponsor-ardor-blockchain-bootcamp-udemy

For those who have already taken the course, please consider the link above and support the creator and keeping the course free.

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MEETUPS

Upcoming Events

South Summit in Madrid, on October 3rd and 4th
South Summit in Madrid, on October 3rd and 4th

Ardor is going to be at the gathering of business leaders in Madrid for the South Summit!

Veronica wrote:

We were finalists at the https://www.southsummit.co/en

South Summit

ANG and the community continue to compile the blockchain Meetup events across our international ecosystem.

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EXCHANGES

Ardor On Huobi

New listing:
ARDR can now be traded on Huobi Global.

Announcement:

Ardor (ARDR) will be launched on Huobi Global on September 28, 2018 (GMT+8). Deposits will be available from 16:00, September 28, 2018 (GMT+8). ARDR/BTC and ARDR/ETH trading will be available at Huobi Global from 16:00, September 29, 2018 (GMT+8). Withdrawals will be available from 17:00, September 29, 2018 (GMT+8).

Ignis on ChangeHero

New listing:
IGNIS can now be traded on ExchangeHero.

Announcement:

#IGNIS is now available for buying with the credit card and exchange at http://changehero.io! Enjoy fast transactions without registration and the best rate among 10+ exchanges. Don't miss 0% fee days next week! Follow @Changehero_io and be up to date!

Ignis + ARDR on Changelly

New listing:
IGNIS can now be traded on Changelly.

Announcement:

Hey, #crypto enthusiasts! Are you ready for something sIGNIficant? Please welcome to $IGNIS on Changelly! Buy it with a credit card or convert into over 100+ digital assets at the best rates available.

Announcement:

The long-awaited listing on Changelly: $ARDR token by Jelurida project is available for supersonic and limitless exchanges … Yet more juicy option: you can buy ARDR with fiats!

Convert or buy with our ref-link and support Nxter.org's work.

TOP 3 EXCHANGES BY VOLUME THIS WEEK

NXT

coinegg.com
hitbtc.com
bittrex.com

IGNIS

upbit.com
bittrex.com
indodax.com

ARDR

huobi.pro
upbit.com
hitbtc.com

Support your Tokens

Community voting helps to get IGNIS / NXT / ARDR on new crypto exchanges.

CoinPulse
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CoinPulse

Here you can cast 1 vote daily for IGNIS | NXT | ARDR 

Bithumb

Tell them why you like IGNIS / NXT / ARDR in this GoogleDoc

Cryptaldash

Here you can request for your favorite coin to be listed. Deadline: September.

BUSINESS

Let's get down to business. Not only Jelurida is doing business here; actually, why not have an ICO, support a new service provider, or maybe you're looking for a child chain to invest in?


Token News of The Week

CHILD CHAINS
ON IGNIS
ON NXT
CHILD CHAINS

Dominium ITO

LATEST UPDATES

Podcast interview with Mark Lloyd, Managing Director at Dominium. He said:

"The experience we have shouldn't be understated. We're not a startup. We come at this project from a property real estate angle, rather than just a tech angle. We want to bring the cost of getting involved down because that's a prohibitor for a lot of people. Essentially, someone could invest from a pound, euro, dollar, essentially anyone anywhere, around the world, could potentially get involved in [investing in property with our] platform".

Listen

The Dominium ITO is ongoing.

Learn more: ANNWebsite | Pitch Deck | English Telegram Chatroom | Telegram Announcements

Remember that you can also read a review of Dominium's child chain project in Nxter Magazine.


Triffic ICO

LATEST UPDATES

The ICO will start on December 3rd. Their new website is up and running. The new whitepaper is 95% completed and updated and will explain the business model in much greater detail. Soon to be uploaded.

Triffic also announced that the app began beta testing recently. You need an invitation code to test the Triffic beta app. Request the code here.

Some examples of Triffic's sponsored augmented reality beacons shared by the Triffic team:
https://streamable.com/hueoy

About Triffic

"Triffic is elegant, fun & practical: a mobile gamified navigation app that rewards cryptocurrency for travel. Plus, geolocation based augmented reality scavenger hunts, pots of crypto for the taking, all running on the awesome Ardor Blockchain. Cryptoeconomics of Triffic: 50% ad revenue used to buy back, distribute & burn GPS Tokens, until ecosystem equilibrium where # of tokens removed equals number of new GPS Tokens entering market via the app".

Learn more: ICO | Website | Pitch Deck | Whitepaper | English Telegram


Bitswift (BITS)

LATEST UPDATES

Congrats Bitswift! The latest update from Bitswift regarding their 4 years birthday!

bitswiftbro wrote:

Check your bitswift.cash balances, happy birthday Bitswift!
CASH tokens inflation rate is driven by the amount of users stimulating the bitswift.cash platform. 

About Bitswift

Bitswift is a tech brand with headquarters in Canada. The brand represents technology companies, online communities, technology products, and services. The Bitswift project has several official tokens which are supported by the Bitswift companies.

Join Bitswift on Twitter, TelegramDiscord, and Reddit. Learn more about the Bitswift ecosystem


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ON IGNIS

EZYcount ICO

LATEST UPDATES

Vivien published a new blog post at Medium giving some insights into the ICO launch.

Moreover, an interview with Vivien Fuhrer (in French) at the Business Forum Valais/Wallis 2018, on September 11th:

Watch it

About EZYcount

"Our aim is to develop the EZYcount AI, an EZYcount-patented process to fully automate bookkeeping for the self-employed and small business owners. Access to this service will be granted through holding enough of our TaaL (Token-As-A-License) which will only be sold during the ICO".

EZY Taal is a token issued on the Ignis blockchain, and tradeable across the Ardor platform. What differentiates EZY Taal from other tokens is that if you have a requisite amount you will have automatic access to the EZYcount small and medium business accounting software that is being integrated with AI.

The second round of the ICO at 10 EZY tokens per CHF, lasts till October 15th, 2018.

Learn more: Website | WhitepaperMedium | LinkedIn | Reddit | Twitter | Join the ICO


Frasindo

LATEST UPDATES

Frasindo team announced that they received final approval from the Indonesian government - congrats!

About Frasindo

"FRAS COIN is short for “Frasindo Rent”, an Indonesian car rental company, a supplier for ONLINE TAXI. Frasindo is authorized by the government as an official partner of UBER, GRAB, and GOCAR in Indonesia. Apart for Online Taxi, we are also renting out cars. FRAS is also a Self-Sustained Blockchain Incubator.

FRAS COIN is released on top of ARDOR IGNIS STELLAR Blockchains, and can be traded on the Ardor Asset Exchange. FRAS COIN is a UTILITY TOKEN which is backed by real assets, the assets are the cars and the whole company itself. FRAS COIN holders are unofficial representatives of the main company.

FRAS Ardor asset ID: 4777913785555377445.

More info


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ON NXT

CiviliXation Digital COOP

LATEST UPDATES

Drachmae wrote:

We are in the process of releasing our new association website and community network it is still early days but we will be providing E-Learning facilities to Moldova and CIS region alongside Project creation, Research documents, Event organising and Crowdfunding facilities www.dtma.md (As I mentioned there is certain pieces still being worked on but its free to register)

...

Random idea, im re-opening my cafe. So my plan is to have once a month a Sponsored Crypto Night that around 30 people can have a dinner and learn about crypto. When i say sponsored it means the marketing of the Theme is sponsor, not the meals. Working on the cafe website and menu see if you can spot something out of the blue: http://cythereastaverna.co.uk/menu.

About 

DTMI was announced on Bitcointalk in November 2017.

Co-founder Lee Gibson Grant came to Nxt (again) in early September 2018, and pitched the project.

The idea was/is to use Nxt, among other blockchain technologies, as Lee has been using Nxt since 2014.

The core focus behind DTMA is to foster and incubate a self-contained ecosystem for R&D in the Republic of Moldova and to enable core process and "education around decentralized technology and focusing on innovation for the Republic of Moldova." Also, learn more about the new exchange in Moldova launched by Drachmae.

More about CiviliXation and its projects: Presentation | website | Nxtforum sub

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DEVELOPMENT

Ardor Version v2.1.1e

A new Ardor testnet version has been released making it easy to deploy, verify and manage Lightweight Contracts. API callers enable simple integration of Java programs with the Ardor API

Last week Jelurida released Ardor v2.1.1e, a mandatory upgrade for testnet nodes. It allows early access to new features like Transaction Vouchers and Lightweight Contracts and all the reference add-ons you need to test, learn, create and deploy your own Java contracts. Lior and the other Jelurida devs have been working tirelessly to make what was once a relatively complex process, easy and intuitive for anyone to use.

Lior tweeted:

Change log:

This is an experimental release. It is a mandatory upgrade only for testnet
nodes, but can also be run on mainnet.

- Contract Manager IntelliJ Plugin is now available to enable contract
deployment and management from inside the IntelliJ Java Development IDE.
- The Contract Manager utility now supports contract verification which, given
a hash of existing contract deployed as cloud data and a Java source file,
compiles the source file and verifies that the resulting class file is
identical to the contract class file.
- API callers are objects which enable simple integration of Java programs with
the Ardor APIs. Multiple code samples are provided under
./addons/src/java/com/jelurida/ardor/client/api to demonstrate tasks such as
local signing, fee calculation, message encryption and decryption, and waiting
for a new block.
- Transaction voucher loading is now supported when logging in using remembered
passphrase.
- Fixed coin exchange between parent and child chain.
- Fixed decimal calculations for MS currency reserve and claim dialogs.

You can already download it from Jelurida

More info on Ardorforum

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Lightweight Contracts Documentation

Watch, read, test, play and learn.
Ardor Lightweight Contracts offer a totally new way to create and deploy smart contracts to a blockchain network. Start here.

Lightweight Contracts - Wiki

After a frantic effort, the Lightweight Contracts wiki is updated with thorough documentation and many helpful screenshots to aid anyone, especially would be Ardor devs, in the installation and usage of Ardor's advanced Lightweight Contracts functionality. Many add-ons and unit tests have been developed to support your coming learning experience.

Wiki page

Lightweight Contracts - The Blogs

Lior Yaffe has been blogging about on his journey towards releasing the brand new contracts concept.

Read the Medium articles

Lightweight Contracts Seminar w/ Lior Yaffe

Below Lior elaborates on the theme of “simplicity” regarding this unique Contracts framework.

Interview with Petko Petkov

Jelurida lead developer Petko Petkov speaks about the challenges of building Ardor, the use cases, and what the biggest thing holding back crypto from mainstream adoption is

THE EDGE / MGR wrote:

David Gil sits down with Petko Petkov (@petkodp), a lead developer at Jelurida/Nxt/Ardor. They discuss the power of “Blockchain for Business,” the biggest challenges facing crypto as a whole, and why Petko believes that using “Child Chains” is the best solution for scaling blockchain networks. If you want to learn about the state of crypto right now and where it’s heading this episode is a must listen!

Time Stamps:
(1:27) – Petko’s background and what led him to work at Jelurida full-time.
(3:17) – What is Jelurida, and what are the Nxt & Ardor projects?
(9:10) – How Petko would explain blockchain to someone from 40 years ago.
(10:43) – The biggest challenges involved in building out new technologies, and the toughest thing facing the Ardor Network right now.
(12:06) – Which businesses should use blockchain, and why.
(15:20) – Where Petko sees Jelurida and Ardor in 5 years.
(16:30) – Is it possible that in 5-10 years from now there will be many large companies and start ups based on top of blockchain?
(17:42) – Ardor’s solution to the “Blockchain Bloat” problem and how they plan to scale the network.
(20:40) – What could be some killer dApps/second layer applications that could bring in millions of users to crypto in general?
(24:43) – What is the biggest thing holding back crypto from mass adoption right now?

Listen

Source

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Ardor Rocks!

UPDATE: 3000 IGNIS is now in the prize account!

Ardor.rocks' minivan was packed with famous guitars, but suddenly the door opened and all the guitars fell out! You know how it goes - they are now spread throughout the festival square. Festival bangers and hippies grabbed the guitars - you must find all the guitars and guess the names of their owners! There are 30 well-known instruments. Their owners' names, written in lower case (alphabetical order, divided by spaces) will form the passphrase to account ARDOR-MJES-YL5S-72LT-74UFZ. The first to get access can transfer the IGNIS out.


Click the image to download it in high resolution (about 30 MB!)

Artist's credits: https://www.behance.net/Adamada

Idea and 30 guitars added by @madfox. The 100 IGNIS in the prize account is kindly sponsored by ANG.

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New Ardor series on YouTube

Today, Jelurida’s Youtube channel got itself a new URL. Why should you care?

The Ardor Updates and Lightweight Contract videos were the first to be uploaded to this channel, and if you have been hyperlinking to any videos on this channel lately – note the links in your posts might stop working and need to be updated. So writes CyptoDemetrius, host of both shows and so, indisputably the biggest and unparallelled contributor to the new ArdorPlatform channel.

CryptoDemetrius started off as an independent crypto YouTuber, researching blockchain technologies and sharing what he learned. After his premiere on the youtube.com/c/ardorplatform channel (yes, that’s the new URL!), I reached out to him and asked him about his vision for the Ardor and NXT shows.

Read his story in our conversation below the first episode of ‘Ardor Updates’…

Nxter:

Congrats with the premiere!

CryptoDemetrius:

Thanks!

Nxter:

Awesome start! So, what is to expect from the series in the future?

Same format? Same sofa? Weekly or more sporadic updates?

CryptoDemetrius:

It’s exciting to see the enthusiastic response to the first episode of Ardor Updates. It has taken a lot of work behind the scenes to figure out a format for the program to feel fresh – particularly since there are already so many incredible community members providing regular updates at NXTER, Ardor.World, ANG, and several others.

The idea with “Ardor Updates” is to release a 5-minute video at the end of each month with two segments: one providing rapid fire updates on noteworthy achievements, and a second segment focusing on an alternating “main topic.” I will also do my best to get comments from the team at Jelurida on progress each month.

This format should allow newcomers and more casual blockchain enthusiasts to get a sense of what’s happening and what features make the Ardor platform so special. The description of each of these videos will always be a valuable place for viewers to find resources to continue their learning.

“You can’t get to the use case and business discussions if no one knows the key benefits of your platform, or where to go to understand how to use or build using your product.”

Over time, I’m interested in finding ways to get the community and other team members at Jelurida more involved with the format of the show. Moving forward, “Ardor Updates” could also expand to include special editions of the series whenever there are particularly newsworthy announcements or events.

Nxter:

Interesting. But you also host another series, ‘Blockchain Ardor’, that you actually started off on your own channel. Is there a future for this series as well, or will the more “educational” content be for others to create?

CryptoDemetrius:

Since July, the Ardor youtube channel release schedule has been focused primarily on the technically-focused “Blockchain Ardor” series. As a complementary resource, the first 9 parts of a written version of the Blockchain Ardor video series will be launching on the Ardor Medium publication soon. Around the same time, the new Ardor wiki with extensive API and developer documentation should launch. Furthermore, I hope to see the Ardor Blockchain Bootcamp remain free on Udemy.

This collection of developer resources lays the foundation for myself and everyone else in this community to shift gears and begin having more articulate discussions around use cases and business implications. It also means more time to begin implementing a marketing strategy that goes beyond simply explaining how this thing works. “Ardor Updates” will serve an important purpose as the key tool for communicating progress and interesting discussions around each of those initiatives.

Nxter:

You have been hanging around in the Nxt and Ardor community since the beginning of this year – you created some great introductory videos, you interacted and learned, and you also put your finger on a variety of issues we have, like the lack of easy-to-understand information, marketing, and documentation for developers.

For the readers who don’t know you at all, could you please share some insight into your background, skillset, and motivation for doing all this? How long have you been into crypto, what is your main interest in blockchain and why Nxt and the Ardor platform?

“We need to lay the foundation for businesses to feel confident building their house on top of this blockchain infrastructure because that’s essentially what Ardor is.”

CryptoDemetrius:

I come from a different background from many people in crypto – while I had an initial run-in with Bitcoin back in 2010, I didn’t truly begin educating myself more deeply on the potential (and pitfalls) until January 2017. At the time, I was working at an environmental nonprofit as a grant manager focused on financial capacity building.

I started looking back into Bitcoin during a work trip to Cambodia – it started with an article about using “excess energy” at dams to power massive mining facilities. I read more about the energy demands of Bitcoin and the mining cartels dominating the Bitcoin network. Then, I read more about the underlying technology.

I quickly got excited as I began to recognize the potential value adds this technology could have for things like sustainable rice supply chain tracking, fair timber trade certifications, carbon credit exchanges, local cooperative financial structures, and more. That said, I couldn’t reconcile the resource drain of a network operating on Proof of Work.

“It was a big deal to me that there was this community that was open to critiques in the face of having actually delivered a groundbreaking product.”

After a few more months of research, I started passively hanging around this community in October or November of 2017 when I did my first review of Ardor and NXT on the CryptoDemetrius youtube channel. Around that time, I had been releasing 3-4 reviews of different cryptocurrencies each week. While many YouTubers were bounty hunting and shilling coins, I was using my channel as a space to look at the pros and the cons of each project. For obvious reasons, many projects disliked the fact I poked holes in their claims.

To my surprise, when I released a follow-up review of the Ardor mainnet launch in January 2018 – this community was receptive to the criticisms. I was already tired of reviewing whitepaper after whitepaper and pointing out the shortcomings, so it was a big deal to me that there was this community that was open to critiques in the face of having actually delivered a groundbreaking product.

After a few more days of research and engagement with the community through the Slack, I decided to commit myself to doing a series of videos and written pieces to try to help shed some attention on the Ardor platform. As I mentioned earlier, the potential use cases for blockchain technology are plentiful. That said, a major part of the problem in cryptoland is around educating people on what each platform can (and can’t) do. You can’t get to the use case and business discussions if no one knows the key benefits of your platform, or where to go to understand how to use or build using your product. And let’s be clear – most businesses still think blockchain is a technology with no use case. If you give them a reason to doubt you, they will.

We need to lay the foundation for businesses to feel confident building their house on top of this blockchain infrastructure because that’s essentially what Ardor is. If someone hears about Ardor and its features at a conference or in an online forum, we need to be certain there is a prescribed path with guideposts and checkpoints along the way to ensure a secure journey into this new land of blockchain technology. If we want businesses or developers to use our technology, we can’t allow them to get lost on their first day.

In the past two months, there has been a massive amount of progress in developing technical resources and guides – the fruits of that labor will be on display for the community in the next several days. As each of these keystones is set in place, the time is finally arriving to shift gears and begin more public engagement around the benefits of building on this platform.

To subscribe to the channel, you know what to do, and we, at NXTER, look forward to more episodes of both the ‘Ardor Updates’ and the ‘Blockchain Ardor’ series. There is plenty to look into, plenty to analyze and pass on. Our ecosystem is seeing rapid growth alongside the upgrades that Jelurida is pushing to the Nxt users and the Ardor platform. And Demetrius can think that our community is unique because we’re listening, but also, personally speaking, I’d say that it’s rare these days to see an outsider come in, who actually cares about understanding the benefits of the tech, the vision, and the future of blockchain.

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Nxter News – September 2018 (IV): The Two Most Powerful Warriors Are Patience and Time

Nxter News | September 2018 (IV)

The Two Most Powerful Warriors are Patience and Time

Welcome, dear Nxters and other followers!

Good things happen with time, and time is a precious asset: for you and for us. Over the past months, Nxter has been working on a rebrand and the fruits of our labor should be on display (finally) from the beginning of October! Soon. Just wait a little longer for us to firm everything up. 

Patience is a gift that many people have not acquired throughout their lives. When moon, when lambo, you might ask? Imagine if one never was exposed to anything but tasteless fastfood, and never realized that good cooking takes time. Or never knew that spearheading and building an entirely new business model and a secure infrastructural blockchain ecosystem with the efficiency to power the future of decentralized applications on a global scale can't be done overnight. Waiting for expected results can indeed be stressful, not least if you got the FOMO. Being patient in this fast moving blockchain world can be tough, and we understand that at Nxter, so we do what we can to update you about the ongoing progress every week, enlighten you underway.

While the Newsly may be smaller than usual this week, that does not mean that it's any less important. Last week Jelurida was sending representatives to the western and eastern edges of Europe, the Ardor Bootcamp course of Udemy is still free and definitely worth signing up for, Ardor.World celebrated one year of being online, the community sees growth in Brazil, updates from various Ardor businesses, a video demo of the Blockchain Gateway Chrome extension from its creator, a reminder that version control systems other than GitHub are used professionally, and much more!

We thank you for being patient with us as we tirelessly take you through another week that was.

Jelurida Status Update

This week Jelurida attended meetups in Istanbul and Madrid, showing what they got. Also, Documentation of the work they are doing on Ardor was shown in a teaser to the community.

Blockchain Fest’18 in Istanbul

Veronica:

I spoke in this panel about how we work with companies that are launching products and services with the Ardor Technology, the key factors for a blockchain startup to be successful and all that.

I had the provilege to share this panel with the CEO of Norbloc and the head of International Markets of Binance. Really great company at the stage. I am looking forward tomorrow to speak about blockchain as a service.

See more on Jelurida's Twitter

Finnovista Pitch Day in Madrid

Teaser from the Documentation

Almonte:

For celebrating that the Finnovista event was very good for us, here you have a teaser from the documentation we are working on.

 

 

Lior Yaffe:

Dev documentation is now progressing rapidly. The renovated Ardor wiki with full feature and API documentation should be available during October 2018.

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Nxter Puzzle | Study

Every week a puzzle is released for your pleasure. Inside the puzzles lie an IGNIS reward, that the first person to solve the puzzle can lay hands on. Study Thou Must, to find the hidden passphrase, then withdraw the IGNIS in the account it opens.

All Nxter Puzzles are listed on nxter.org/puzzles - and there are still more IGNIS to be claimed.

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Ardor.World turns 1

Ardor.world is an excellent website created by Sergei Chumak, a well-known member of the community, that contains a lot of tools and handy resources and services for the Ardor/Ignis/Nxt.

This week this website celebrated one year of being online! Ardor.world contains a lot of tools and handy resources and services for the Ardor/Ignis/Nxt users; not limited to: blockchain analytics, NXT, ARDR, IGNIS testnet coin faucets, "rich list," manually crafted asset reporting, etc.

Sergei Chumak is very active in the community, where he plays a remarkable role as one of the admins in the Russian community, and it's not the first time that he creates useful tools for the community.

This was also the case, for example, with his Ardor/Nxt/Ignis price bot for Telegram (@ardor_world_bot), which can be used to check rates (NXT, ARDR, ADL), check the balance of your Nxt-account, or subscribe to notifications of coins and messages sent to your Nxt / Ardor account.

The Telegram bot is currently active at the Nxt / Ardor / Ignis trading group on Telegram and some others.

Truly a labor of love, this project is an important fabric in the rich tapestry that is the ever-growing Ardor environment.

Happy 1st Birthday!

https://twitter.com/m4kstep/status/1042809372575981568

Limited Time Offer: The Ardor Bootcamp

This very well-reviewed course is an excellent way to learn and become proficient with much of the advanced functionality that differentiates Ardor from thousands of other altcoin projects. The Ardor course on Udemy is now free to register!

As mentioned in a previous newsletter, the Ardor Bootcamp on Udemy, created by Eric Funk, a detailed course with video-tutorials that allow new users to learn all the basics of the Ardor blockchain platform, is now free for a limited period of time. This online course is great for those who desire to have a structured format surrounding you as you learn and become more familiar with the multitude of functionality within the Ardor platform.

SIGN UP!

ardor-bootcamp-screen

It's free but community supported. Elizabeth, the director of the ANG, gave a shout-out to the beneficence of the donors:

Thanks to all who contributed to the fund to help keep the Ardor Bootcamp free for all! I have just sent the funds on to @efunkem and you can see all of the transactions here:

https://ardor.tools/account/ARDOR-S2B3-23DJ-PPS6-8Q4FJ

We are talking about further ways to keep this available to the public through Udemy and thank Eric for his professional and pleasant introduction to Ardor!

The fund raising is still open
https://ardornxt.io/community-projects/sponsor-ardor-blockchain-bootcamp-udemy

For those who have already taken the course, please consider the link above and support the creator and keeping the course free.

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MEETUPS

Upcoming Events

South Summit in Madrid, on October 3rd and 4th
Blockchain Summit in Moscow - POSTPONED!
South Summit in Madrid, on October 3rd and 4th

Ardor is going to be at the gathering of business leaders in Madrid next month for the South Summit!

Veronica wrote:

We were finalists at the https://www.southsummit.co/en

South Summit

Blockchain Summit in Moscow - POSTPONED!

No further news as to why the IBS Moscow event on September 25th was postponed last week. We will update on this event if it is rescheduled. 

International Blockchain Summit

ANG and the community continue to compile the blockchain Meetup events across our international ecosystem.

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EXCHANGES

TOKOK Exchange Platform supports IGNIS

By apenzl | 24/09/2018

In the process of updating Nxter.org to reflect the latest state of our ecosystem, I have been updating myself on exchanges that have IGNIS listed – not all of them are represented on CMC. One new exchange on the block is TOKOK, launched just months ago, July 2018. NXT and ARDR are supported (due to a community … Read more

TOP 3 EXCHANGES BY VOLUME THIS WEEK

NXT

coinegg.com
hitbtc.com
poloniex.com

IGNIS

upbit.com
indodax.com
bittrex.com

ARDR

binance.com
bittrex.com
upbit.com

Support your Tokens

Community voting helps to get IGNIS / NXT / ARDR on new crypto exchanges.

Kucoin
CoinPulse
Bithumb
Cryptaldash
Kucoin

Vote for Ardor to be listed. You need a Telegram account and a Kucoin account.

The voting bot will go live September 27, 18:00 (UTC+8), and voting will remain open until September 30, 18:00 (UTC+8)

All rules are pinned in the Kucoin Telegram group.  The more KCS your account holds, the more your vote will count (max 1000).

CoinPulse

Here you can cast 1 vote daily for IGNIS | NXT | ARDR 

Bithumb

Tell them why you like IGNIS / NXT / ARDR in this GoogleDoc

Cryptaldash

Here you can request for your favorite coin to be listed. Deadline: September.

BUSINESS

Let's get down to business. Not only Jelurida is doing business here; actually, why not have an ICO, support a new service provider, or maybe you're looking for a child chain to invest in?


Token News of The Week

CHILD CHAINS
ON IGNIS
ON NXT
CHILD CHAINS

Dominium ITO

LATEST UPDATES

The Dominium community is nearly 40,000 strong now!

Per popular suggestion, Dominium announced last week that they are offering a weekly lottery to ITO participants, minimum purchase of 2,000 DOM tokens through their website, and also, they increased commissions on their referral program. Also more Medium articles from the last week.

This Month At Dominium
Why Should You Buy DOM Anyway?
Dominium Partners With Abuja Blockchain Conference
You Speak, We Listen! Dominium Commissions and Weekly Lottery

About Dominium

"Through the creation of a new child chain, Dominium will utilize Ardor to establish a fully transparent blockchain based real estate platform. Dominium chose Ardor over Ethereum after extensive research and evaluation of both platforms. “Having closely followed several blockchain technologies from conception, including Ethereum, we strongly feel that Ardor is the platform with the best features for our business, especially the controlled trading of assets” says Joost de Kruiff, a Dominium Blockchain Advisor. The child chain is expected to be operational in over 120 countries by the end of 2018".

Dominium will not only become a marketplace for property sales and rentals, but will also register property management activities, thus creating a fully transparent historical chain of information, serving tenants, buyers and investors alike. Dominium will also allow third party fund creators to set up property funds with standardised documentation, under an umbrella licence.

Accepted coins
EUR, BTC, ETH, BCH, LTC, BNB, NXT, ARDR, IGNIS

ITO token prices 
€0.10 until 125,000,000 tokens sold
€0.15 until 250,000,000 tokens sold
€0.20 until 375,000,000 tokens sold
€0.25 until 500,000,000 tokens sold

The ITO lasts until the end of the year (December 31st).

Learn more: ANNWebsite | Pitch Deck | English Telegram Chatroom | Telegram Announcements

Remember that you can also read a review of Dominium's child chain project in Nxter Magazine.

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ON IGNIS

EZYcount ICO

LATEST UPDATES

EZYcount was selected by the accelerator Fintech Fusion in Geneva for their next fintech startups program and will give support for growing EZYcount faster and better and finding financing. An article about EZYcount was published in "Global Accountant", andEZYcount announced that they opened a merchant account with PayPal and now invoices with the system can be fulfilled via PayPal. 

About EZYcount

"Our aim is to develop the EZYcount AI, an EZYcount-patented process to fully automate bookkeeping for the self-employed and small business owners. Access to this service will be granted through holding enough of our TaaL (Token-As-A-License) which will only be sold during the ICO".

EZY Taal is a token issued on the Ignis blockchain, and tradeable across the Ardor platform. What differentiates EZY Taal from other tokens is that if you have a requisite amount you will have automatic access to the EZYcount small and medium business accounting software that is being integrated with AI.

Accepted coins
USD, CHF, EUR, BTC, ETH, LTC, ARDR, and all Ardor child chain tokens.

The ICO lasts until October 15th.

Learn more: Website | WhitepaperMedium | LinkedIn | Reddit | Twitter | Join the ICO


Tarasca DAO 

LATEST UPDATES

The Tarasca web wallet is in the private testing phase. It will show the cards owned by the collector, facilitate the purchase of random card packs and give simple access to the decentralized Ardor platform market to exchange cards with other collectors.

About Tarasca DAO

Tarasca DAO is working on the creation of a collection of cards called “Mythical Creatures of the World”. The collection will begin with the publication of 50 cards, each one a token of the Ignis child chain containing the creature's attributes (Strength, Speed, Magic, Resistance) as well as the painting. 

A lightweight contract will receive all payments, shuffle the cards, send the right number of cards to the buying account, and distribute a part of the payment to the collectors who have a complete collection of cards. Cards can be sent and traded over the blockchain.

Here is our previous coverage. Read more here. Follow Tarasca DAO on Medium.

If there are developers who are interested in participating, you can get in touch at tarasca_dao [at] protonmail.com


Janustoken

LATEST UPDATES

Regarding the upcoming "token swap" there is concern over what happens for holders who have below the 50k threshold. The following conversation provides some insight into what happens, but the answer is hardly solved.

Alex
if I understood it correctly, you're planning to swap Janus tokens for some new "exchange tokens", right? But you say that "number of Janus minimum is 50k", so what happens with those investors, that don't have 50k? What are we supposed to do with our $JNS?
Bjorn Janus
They will still exist and be tradeable while the ones turned in for this service will be burned. It is possible we may open other ways after the first waves are sent for those with less than 50k, but the rewards would be lessened too.
Alex
OK, so Janus tokens will co-exist with these new tokens that you will issue for your new project? And ppl with less than 50k $JNS will eventually get the opportunity to swap?
Bjorn Janus
Yes we will have to devise a percentage after the owners of over 50k are settled, but the people with under that may still use exchange and do as they please like current.
Alex
I'm asking 'cause I don't see much value in $JNS right now and your new project may look more promising, so I'd like to have the opportunity to get my share in it
As, I'm sure, most investors would.

About Janus

"Our vision is to create a software and services company which utilizes a common technology platform to rapidly implement distinctly branded projects targeting a number of carefully selected markets".

JNS started out on Nxt, then moved to the Ignis child chain on January 1st, 2018.

Plans have changed for the token along the way, first JNS got turned into a JNSHash membership token giving access to profits from the Janus team's mining farm, still, no dividend has been paid yet, and now a JNS token swap is upcoming. An "exchange token" will replace JNS, the team has announced, and all JNS used to participate will be destroyed. The exchange tokens will be created on the exchange based on volume from trading and will be used for several things, including pairings and fees, but JNS swappers will earn bigger % exchange tokens while trading, and also get the long-promised mining income. 

On February 3rd at Ardor block height 48484, JNS holders got Kreds tokens airdropped, 1:2, with a claim window of 90 days. It takes 100K Kreds to run a masternode. Kreds is currently listed on crypto-bridge.org, southxchange.com, upcoin.com, bitexlive.com, and crex24.com. 

Janustoken (JNS) is listed on the Ardor Asset Exchange, asset ID 4348103880042995903. 


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ON NXT

CiviliXation Digital COOP

LATEST UPDATES

Last week we learned that DTMA (Distributed Technology Moldova Association) started discussions with Jelurida relating to obtaining a DTMI Ardor child-chain, but first the people behind DTMA want to get community feedback to see if the Nxt / Ardor community sees the project as being beneficial to the entire community at all.

In other words:

"Our proposal via Escrow would be to set up a Temporary Asset for Crowdfunding managed by a 3rd party as custodian and if the 500,000 Euro Target is achieved then it makes it viable to proceed to next phases with Jelurida, if the target is not achieved then we scrap the process and those that participated get refunded".

Read and ask about the vision and details of this in the forum:
DTMA CHILDCHAIN for DTMI Token the Associations Internal Currency

About 

DTMI was announced on Bitcointalk in November 2017.

Co-founder Lee Gibson Grant came to Nxt (again) in early September 2018, and pitched the project.

The idea was/is to use Nxt, among other blockchain technologies, as Lee has been using Nxt since 2014.

The core focus behind DTMA is to foster and incubate a self-contained ecosystem for R&D in the Republic of Moldova and to enable core process and "education around decentralized technology and focusing on innovation for the Republic of Moldova." Also, learn more about the new exchange in Moldova launched by Drachmae.

More about CiviliXation and its projects: Presentation | website | Nxtforum sub

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DEVELOPMENT

In case you are unaware, you can use the Generate Token feature in your Nxt or Ardor wallet to sign small files with your account, a way to let others verify that the source of a piece of data is from you.

Here is a very useful example of how to be asking your dev questions at Stack.Exchange using the Ardor tag.

palheiro:

I want to sign a file (a picture of 1.4 Mb) with my Ardor Account, in order to have a timestamped proof of ownership. I tried the generateFileToken API, but it seems to work just with smaller files (no more than 40 kb). How could I do it?

Lior Yaffe:

You need to increase the max file upload size of your node using the nxt.maxUploadFileSize property in nxt.properties.

For example, set:

nxt.maxUploadFileSize=10000000
To set the limit to 10MB

Answered

When you Validate a Token it will then tell you if the token is valid, what account the token was generated from and the date/time of generation. - learn more.

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Ardor is dead! You know..?

Not really. DYOR.

Some review sites recently gave Ardor and Nxt a low rating because they use the activity in github as an indicator of the health of projects. We remind you that Jelurida uses Bitbucket and keeps their code private to protect it from copycats until the upgrades are released on mainnet. A practice often discussed in the community, BTW. But therefore only some activity is visible.


Chrome Blockchain Gateway

xCubicle demonstrates Chrome extension: Blockchain Gateway. This extension resolves a hidden "text message" in a short URL which can bypass censorship. All data is stored in the Ignis Data Cloud, another feature built into the Ardor blockchain platform.

From the Chrome Web Store:

This extension lets you resolve blockchain URL handlers such as BTC:// XMR:// ETH:// USDT:// IGNIS:// ARDOR://

These handlers will output the value of the url as plain text when clicked. Currently all handlers resolve to the IGNIS child chain as a testbed before building out BTC, ETH, USDT and XMR child chains on the the Ardor platform. *All alias text data is stored on a BitTorrent type decentralized storage layer called the Ardor Data Cloud storage network.*

patoshi wrote:

Useful stuff.

Reason why this was made was because monero addresses are 95 characters long.... which is ridiculous to paste sometimes. now i can just do: xmr://myaddress
extension works in google.com also ... that means u can type the following in ur address bar:
ignis://randomtext
btc://veryshort
this should be also compatible with Brave when they release their own forked browser.

Currently it only reads testnet aliases
Most people will not go through the hassle of getting Ignis on an exchange just to test this

Our rating: AWESOME! Register some aliases for free on the Ignis chain, Ardor testnet, and go play around with this extension. You can ask for IGNIS testnet coins in ardornxt.Slack or get them from the Ardor.World testcoin faucet.

 

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TOKOK Exchange Platform supports IGNIS

In the process of updating Nxter.org to reflect the latest state of our ecosystem, I have been updating myself on exchanges that have IGNIS listed – not all of them are represented on CMC.

One new exchange on the block is TOKOK, launched just months ago, July 2018. NXT and ARDR are supported (due to a community vote), and now it also got IGNIS implemented. Appreciated, of course, not least because IGNIS buyers and traders currently have limited options for choosing exchange, and a wise decision from TOKOK’s side, possibly, for the same reason.

What is TOKOK?

Let’s take a look at the information available. TOKOK is Chinese based, located in the British Virgin Islands, affiliated to Kindly Keep Network Technology Limited (Registration No. 1967379 ). No fiat deposits, so if you want to trade on TOKOK, you need to own cryptocurrency already. It has ETH, BTC and USDT markets. NXT, IGNIS and ARDR trade against ETH.

It’s AML-compliant, so you have to identify yourself before using their services. Picture, social security number, all that… let’s not go into that discussion here, nothing THEY can do about THAT. Upload your full identity to a private company’s central server you must, not. their. fault.

TOKOK wants to focus on projects with a good technical background and future application scenarios in the blockchain field. They are here to contribute, they say, to make a social contribution to the industry by growing a consensus community, and by adding to the development of blockchain technology themselves. TOKOK releases development reports in English on Medium and their website, so everyone can follow the ongoing development of the platform, new listings, and promotional programs. They actually communicate well in English.

Security

Safety first. To protect its trading platform and customers against bad things, TOKOK has partnered with John Wick Security (JWC), a Beijing based security service solution for Blockchain. It’s founded by core members of the security team from Baidu (one of the largest AI and internet companies in the world), 360 Enterprise Security Group, which – according to their website – has provided “security capabilities for companies such as Microsoft, Google, 360, Facebook” with JWC being on a mission to provide comprehensive and in-depth security solutions for blockchain companies and ecosystems.

Not bad, cryptocurrency exchanges should, after all, ALWAYS be safeguarded professionally – unfortunately, unbelievably, and as proven by too many exchange hacks, it just isn’t so! Centralised exchanges are by far the greatest danger to people’s blockchain tokens, so good to know that TOKOK is alert and takes their security measures. TOKOK also keeps a so-called “Risk Reserve” of frozen funds, for further customer protection, and promise that if any user’s assets on their platform “suffer abnormal losses, such as system failure loss, hacker attack loss, etc., [TOKOK] will make corresponding compensation for them after investigation, evidence collection and elimination of the user’s personal reasons”.

Fees for trading

The transaction fee is 0.1% of purchased assets. If you hold their token, TOK, you can use the equivalent value in TOK to deduct the fee. When using TOK, the transaction fee is reduced by 50%, to 0.05%.

No fee for Withdrawal

Withdrawing is free, except for the necessary transaction fee to blockchain forgers/miners.

Interest for hodling?

On September 7, 2018, TOKOK announced a “Deposit With Interest Program”.

What they want is to hold your coins in cold storage and pay you 0.005% in daily interest. The platform scans all coin balances daily at 0:00 (UTC+8) and generates the interest between 0:00-1:00. Users must actively claim their interest (daily) before it expires after 23:59 (UTC+8) or it will not be accumulated.

The money to pay for the Interest Program comes from the 6% of TOK total supply that has been set aside by the team for promotion. As interest is paid in the corresponding currency, TOK is used to buy up these currencies from the market. I asked my contact, June Chen, about this and got this information but no further details, as this is handled by another part of the team. The idea is clear though – “promotion” isn’t just buying ads, sponsored articles and going to blockchain events, but also creating benefits for users, rewarding and building community. Give and thou shall get more in return.

What is the TOK token?

You should know Binance, the world’s largest crypto exchange. And if you do, you probably also know about Binancecoin, BNB. It’s their ICO token and gold calve, giving traders a 50% discount on fees when they pay fees with BNB or trade other cryptocurrencies against it. Oh, and it just so happened to become a Top20 coin by marketcap within less than a year after its ICO in July 2017. Early investors saw a high return, and as a loyalty/utility token, it must be considered as nothing short of a success. And like any success (take NXT, as an example), others will want to follow in its footsteps.

TOK does smell like BNB. You can choose to pay fees on the TOKOK exchange with TOK, and you’ll get a 50% discount on the trading fees. 1 billion TOK were issued. Some gets burned (destroyed) weekly. No more will ever be created. TOK currently can be traded on the exchange against ETH, BTC, and USDT.

Tongue in cheek, let’s take a look at what else is offered TOK holders:

TOK fees:

70% of the TOK that are paid as trading fees are re-distributed equally as a dividend to each TOK on the platform. Holding is like mining, we get it. The remaining 30% is burned weekly (destroyed) and because no new TOK tokens will ever be issued, this is supposed to push up the value of the remaining TOK (and be reflected in its price), as the amount of TOK tokens decrease with every burn.

The non-TOK fees:

Then we have the non-TOK transaction fees. 80% of the non-TOK transaction fees is used to repurchase TOK, which is also distributed to users (TOK holders). The more TOK you hold, and the more trading orders you execute – the more TOK rewards you get. Hold TOK, spend TOK – get TOK.

Other rewards…

25% of the profit earned by the platform (which is of course not just fees) will be equally distributed to each TOK on the platform in the form of BTC, ETH or other currencies. When TOKOK cooperates with crypto teams about their coins, some of the tokens obtained from project cooperation will also be equally distributed as a reward to each TOK. TOK holders have other exclusive privileges, in proportion to their holding percentage – these are announced on the TOKOK blog and include lucky draws (for example, TOKOK recently gave away 100 iPhone X). 

TPS Rewards Points

Finally, TOKOK has TPS points.

These cannot be withdrawn or traded, but are awarded to users that participate in certain activities on the exchange. I couldn’t find much information about this and reached out to June again. He got back to me almost instantly: “A fairly large number of our users hold TPS and we are considering to prepare a gift exchange but for now the platform development shall prevail”.

If you want to buy or trade IGNIS, NXT or ARDR on the TOKOK platform, you can SIGN UP HERE. That’s an affiliate link. By using it, you will be supporting Nxter’s work. Remember – the blockchain wasn’t invented for you to keep your funds in 3rd party wallets – your tokens are safest in a blockchain wallet you control, and our security advice is always to keep them there, use them there, trade on the platform. But when you want to buy tokens with BTC, ETH or trade against them, you can’t do that on Nxt or the Ardor platform (yet), and also, daytraders do prefer the speed of centralized exchanges. The further incentives pushed forward by TOKOK in the form of interest, TOK fee discounts and dividends will likely help them to establish the liquidity and community they need to grow from here. We’ll follow them, as an interesting token use case to watch and not least, a place to buy and trade IGNIS, NXT and ARDR.

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Nxter News – September 2018 (III): The Question Is Not What You Look At, But What You See

September (III)

 

Welcome, dear Nxters and other followers!

Seeing is believing. Sounds obvious, simple even. Yet many people look, but they do not see. Haters out there close off their minds to logic and new experiences, we have all seen people do this. It is sad. People too quickly succumb to fear, uncertainty, and doubt (FUD). A good way to avoid falling into this trap is not just look at something, but to see it, to use it, to understand it, to embrace it.

For example, within twenty minutes you could install Ardor and begin using it. See for yourselves, not just blindly trust us – issue your own assets, create art, sell cool things, the limit is your imagination, not just what you see existing today. Creative people are important assets in society and our community is blessed with many such talented individuals, from across the world, united by a passion for blockchain – and we are always open to accepting new members. Right now there’s even a FREE Ardor online course that you can enjoy with just a CLICK! – take a look, and you might want to let others know what you see too.

Starting from October 1st, a new look for Nxter Magazine will be implemented, complete with new site structure, new content, and our weekly email which you can SUBSCRIBE to. We’d like to also remind you here: if your balance of NXT or ARDR is not being used for forging then you can lease it to our forging pool so the proceeds are used to support the great blockchain network – and our work at Nxter.

We thank you for being with us as we take you through the week that was.

COMMUNITY

MEETUPS

  • Upcoming Events
    • Finnovista Pitch Day in Madrid, September 18th
    • Blockchain Fest’18 in Istanbul, September 18-19th
    • Blockchain Summit in Moscow, September 25th
    • South Summit in Madrid, October 3rd and 4th

BUSINESSES ON NXT/ARDOR

CLONES

EXCHANGES

  • Support your Tokens
    • CoinPulse – You can vote for NXT/ARDR/IGNIS
    • Bithumb – Let your Voice be Heard
    • CryptalDash – Request your Favorite Coin
    • Shardax – ask for NXT/ARDR/IGNIS to be Listed

IN OTHER MEDIA

PRICE EVOLUTION

This week’s newsletter is put together by apenzl, Jose, James, and rubenbc.


COMMUNITY

  • Join our Email List!

Nxter Forging Pool

Nxter is still running NXT and ARDR forging pools. An easy way to support the blockchain networks (your investment) is to lease your balance to us. This process is riskless as we do not get access to your account and funds – only your forging power, which we use to forge blocks 24/7. And the greatest of all? We do not pay out the forging rewards, we put them to work. All rewards are kept and used to maintain and support our work.

palheiro
I have to renew the lease and I can not find the Nxter pool. Someone can tell me?

rubenbc
https://ardorportal.org/accounts/account/5899051564753648156 thanks palheiro!

apenzl
The Nxter pool is NXT/ARDOR-NYJW-6M4F-6LG2-76FR5. The alias ‘nxterpool’ directs to it – not on the ARDR chain of course but it’s like a blockchain bookmark on the Ignis chain. Thanks for leasing your Ardor power to us, it’s greatly appreciated! On NXT the alias can be leased to directly.

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  • Jelurida – Updates

Jelurida needs you, and with new toys released on the testnet it is time to get those software devs programming! In a couple weeks Jelurida will publish Java coding challenges for those who wish to hone their Java skills in the Lightweight Contract environment.

Also, an informative and honest marketing update from Jelurida put into words by Lior, and expanded by Kristina, on the sometimes boring but extremely important issue of dealing with the legal, regulatory and business side of the company. As expressed in our walled nxtardor.slack community garden, here reposted by Nxter.

  • Developers Call

More information about Lightweight Contracts

 

  • About Ignis and Ardor Marketing

Lior, quoted:

From my perspective, in the short term the marketing focus will be on the lightweight contracts. I think we have a winner but we need to get more 3rd party devs on board, to do this we need to finish this up with good quality, documentation and everything expected from a software infrastructure company. (…)

I get in my mailbox every day, ten different proposals how to waste money on various initiatives. (…)

At the moment the value of the real business done on most blockchains (except Bitcoin and maybe Ethereum) is almost non-existent. It is more important to build the intellectual property and the solutions than to worry about the daily token price. (…)

At this point, we are very well known in the industry and very respected in the industry, the value of the tokens can always be higher, but there are like 2000 tokens out there, some of them has much more money then we do and we are doing good. (…)

Kristina (Jelurida):

The everyday company business is not always very exciting and “reportable” stuff: For example this week we had three phone calls with child chain projects (one obvious scam – just wants to have tokens and do an ICO, the other doesn’t need a blockchain at all, the third – has no technical team or knowledge, i.e. we should do everything for them. (I am just speaking figuratively, but these are usually most of our “time wasters”.)) Then I had to review a number of agreements with exchanges and fill in the same amount of application for other exchanges. For the serious clients and possible partners – usually review pages of comments from their lawyers…. In the meantime trying to find new good developers – this is probably the most difficult challenge for us. For examples – the LinkedIn job adds stayed for nine months and we only found one good developer. Not to mention the numerous other websites. But this of course is taking dev’s time to interview and review resumes…
the whole reality in the blockchain space is not so developed and challenged from everywhere – crypto projects are facing problems with banks, regulations and total lack of understanding from accountants, lawyers, etc about what the blockchain technology has to offer to the world. All these problems stand in front of our clients too which cause them to just give up their ideas sometimes.

Elizabeth (the ANG):

Community is one of the most important factors in the success of cryptocurrency and blockchain projects. I have many thoughts about this and how we can inject new energy into our community. But one of my concerns is that I watched the community abdicate their decentralized privileges with the formation of Jelurida. We really can’t sit and expect them to do everything. (…)

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  • Ardor Bootcamp is now FREE on Udemy

Thanks to the beneficence of a generous donor, the Ardor Bootcamp course on Udemy is now free to register! Udemy is one of the premier repositories of online, self-paced, classes and the very well-reviewed Ardor Bootcamp is an excellent way for someone to learn and become proficient with much of the advanced functionality that differentiates Ardor from thousands of other altcoin projects. All classes are paid for at the beginning, and since this class is free, you will always have access to it!

efunkem wrote:

A generous sponsor has come forward to subsidize this for a limited time! It went free last night and nearly 500 people from 75(!) different countries have already signed up. This is a great opportunity to spread the word about Ardor, especially given that awareness and marketing have been a challenge.

https://www.udemy.com/ardor-bootcamp/

Prepare for my next Ardor class! I am beginning work on a new Udemy class that will show complete beginners how to build simple products on Ardor.

Elizabeth:

We didn’t even announce this officially, so these new sign ups are from within Udemy. We can expect these are new introductions to Ardor!

Also read our review of Ardor Bootcamp in Nxter Magazine.

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  • The Ardor and Nxt Group Office

The ANG has itself a new office in Lancaster, PA, complete with a shiny plaque!

Elizabeth:

Doesn’t that sign look nice? I will polish it weekly! It’s in a big office building.

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Ardor Bootcamp Fundraiser

As mentioned above, there’s a huge interest in attending the Udemy Ardor Bootcamp after a donator paid to make the course free. In just 60 minutes the donation was spent, and efunkem tells us that people are signing up through Udemy, not through the Ardor community, so they are all new exposures to Ardor.

Efunkem wrote:

I decided to keep it live since it was going so well, even though we blew past the cap so quickly. I will probably turn it back to [being a] paid course after a while but not for the time being.

Success! And here’s your chance to help keep it so; Elizabeth was lightning:

(…) Help sponsor an incredibly successful educational project initiated, funded and developed by Eric Funk, an Ardor / Nxt community member. Please consider a generous contribution to help give this basic education to serious seekers of information about blockchain solutions.

Donate: https://ardornxt.io/community-projects/sponsor-ardor-blockchain-bootcamp-udemy

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  • Nxter Puzzle September III

This week we still have the ongoing city names puzzle, waiting for the 11th and 12th cities to be announced. 12 city names will together form a passphrase, and the account this passphrase opens holds 500 IGNIS. Its 84 views of the YouTube video from last week means you still got a chance!

This week, also a new crossword puzzle (and I am getting more and more puzzled over Madfox) :

How am I feeling, doctor?

All Nxter Puzzles are listed on nxter.org/puzzles – and there are still more IGNIS to be claimed.

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  • r/Ardor – ‘Community is not growing’

There seems to be a disconnect between Jelurida and the crypto community. Some say that Jelurida just does not “get” the crypto community. But what does that mean? If you are looking for quick “gains” like other altcoins or memecoins then you should look elsewhere. The legacy of Nxt and Ardor is creating new technology, improving the blockchain and making it more accessible. Nxter is very sensitive to the community as we are right at the focal point of the community and the news from the creative minds at Jelurida. Reddit is a place for open discussion and we should use it for this very reason. Longtime community members are very active and are willing to listen to anyone who has a complaint about Ardor or Nxt that is not “why is the value of the token so low?” Again, if you want to look for a quick dollar and do not care about the underlying technology of the platform, then, yes, you should look elsewhere. There are thousands of blockchain projects doing nothing, only a handful are pushing the technology forward, very much including Ardor. What do people expect from a legitimate business – lies, and hype? That does not serve anyone well in the long run.

thewiremaster:

Conversation is on here: https://www.reddit.com/r/Ardor/comments/9fk68n/community_is_not_growing/

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  • How To Import NXT Transactions for tax purposes?

It might be a little daunting, but it is very much possible, with the help of the Nxt API, to export transaction histories of Nxt, Nxt assets, and MS currencies in a convenient JSON format for tax purposes. This will involve modifying the Nxt properties file and redownloading the blockchain once the requisite properties are modified. Details below.

tyrone asked:

Is there an easy way to import NXT transactions into cointracking.info, or if not, can I export my transaction history for NXT, assets and ms currencies into something like a csv file? Doing taxes for past years, what a nightmare!

martis:

Well, it’s not an easy task if you run the usual Nxt node and don’t know how to use api. You need to run an archival node with trimming off, first. Then with api you can get all the info you need in json format. I think you can export json. All api you can check at localhost:7876/test in your browser, api is not a big deal with that tool.

riker:

You can use the getBlockchainTransactions API one transaction type at a time. The information is returned in json format.

martis:

edit nxt.properties file, set your node as archival and turn trimming off. And start downloading from scratch, that will be faster I think.
try the following nxt.properties:
1. set admin password: nxt.adminPassword=anything
2. nxt.trimDerivedTables=false
3. nxt.maxPrunableLifetime=-1
4. nxt.ledgerTrimKeep=0

riker:

For the asset exchange loading the transactions alone won’t help with accounting since you’ll get only the bid and ask orders and you won’t be able to tell where they matched into a trade. Instead you need to load the trades using getTrades API and load the asset transfer transactions on top, then you’ll need to factor in any dividend payment transactions.
Actually even for simple balances tracking the transactions alone is not good enough since the account can be involved in shuffling for example.

Probably the simplest way is to track the account ledger, but the ledger is only maintained for 30000 blocks by default for all accounts.
Set it instead to track all blocks and only for your account/s (otherwise performance will suffer)

# Specify the number of blocks to keep when trimming the account ledger table.
# A value of zero will cause all blocks to be kept.
nxt.ledgerTrimKeep=30000

# Address of accounts (in RS format) to track balance changes in the ledger
# table, separated by ‘;’.
# Set to * to track changes for all accounts. Specify no accounts to disable
# the account ledger.
nxt.ledgerAccounts=*

You need to re-scan or re-downloaded the blockchain to generate the whole ledger.

Related info in stackexchange

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MEETUPS

  • Upcoming Events (By Order)

ANG and the community compile blockchain Meetup events across our international ecosystem.

Finnovista Pitch Day Madrid, September 18th
BlockchainFest’18, in Istanbul, September 18-19th
Blockchain Summit in Moscow, September 25th
South Summit in Madrid, on October 3rd and 4th
Finnovista Pitch Day Madrid, September 18th

Jelurida is one of the first startups to attend the Finnovista event at FPD Madrid, and since this event is this week, we will be posting pictures from it next week!

Source

BlockchainFest’18, in Istanbul, September 18-19th

Also this week, Francisco Sarrias and Veronica are going to participate in BlockchainFest’18 in historic and beautiful Istanbul. Jelurida will have a stand during the two-day conference, will participate in a discussion about creating a blockchain from scratch, and will lead the conversation of Blockchain-as-a-Service (BaaS) in a talk the second day.

Source

Blockchain Summit in Moscow, September 25th

Nxter's Russian editor and puzzle master Madfox, and Sergei from Ardor.World will have a presence at the Blockchain Summit in Moscow next week, as Nxt and Ardor platform ambassadors.

International Blockchain Summit

https://twitter.com/madfox1234/status/1035965396124397568

South Summit in Madrid, on October 3rd and 4th

Ardor is going to be at the gathering of business leaders in Madrid next month for the South Summit!

Veronica wrote:

We were finalists at the https://www.southsummit.co/en

South Summit

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BUSINESSES ON NXT/ARDOR

  • C2C – Update

Writing in Presence is in fashion, and unfortunately not only among the Ardor competitors who have their projects on whitepapers and websites but not in working code. Unfortunately. We are looking much forward to C2C, and hopefully, we will soon be seeing C2C crypto ATMs being tested in public places like airports.

At the moment of this writing, C2C can be traded at the third party exchanges IDAX and Stocks.Exchange.

Website | Whitepaper (ongoing)

More info

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  • Dominium ITO Update

Last week Dominium spoke about the biggest problem all regulators have with cryptos: that they can be traded freely. Not for nothing are stocks/ETFs/mutual funds etc., traded only on specialized exchanges – the opportunity to defraud investors is incredibly real. As such, this free trading is an impossibility with securities due to AML/AFT regulations. The main reason Dominium selected Ardor is the feature to create controlled assets, which restrict how assets can be traded – important for regulators.

Dominium Admin:

We are pleased with the progress we are making.
The Dominium Community is growing day by day, we are nearly 40,000 strong now and are continuously optimizing all aspects of our Platform, Team, Programs and workflow.

Here are a checklist on what we are working on:

  • Currently recruiting and expanding our Team in the Rotterdam office
  • Expanding our development Team
  • Expanding our Ambassador Team
  • Increased Commissions on our Referral Program to incentivize reaching out to your friends, family and communities
  • Weekly Lottery to incentive the purchase of DOM tokens during the ITO
  • New Bounty Program
  • New Airdrop Program

Instead of paying for expensive marketing campaigns, we are passing on the savings to our Community by offering better incentives to purchase DOM, as well as higher referral commissions. Check out the Pinned message on our Telegram Channel for all the details: https://t.me/dominium_en

Read a review of Dominium’s child chain project in Nxter Magazine.

ITO token prices (from 3.9.2018 11:00 UTC (12:00 CET))
€0.10 until 125,000,000 tokens sold
€0.15 until 250,000,000 tokens sold
€0.20 until 375,000,000 tokens sold
€0.25 until 500,000,000 tokens sold

Accepted coins
EUR, BTC, ETH, BCH, LTC, BNB, NXT, ARDR, IGNIS

Learn more: ANNWebsite | Pitch Deck | English Telegram Chatroom | Telegram Announcements

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  • CiviliXation Digital COOP

Lee Gibson Grant is certainly back in the house of NXT.

Lots of links posted. An MS coin for sale that is said to be representing dividends in a multimillion-dollar project in Moldova, laying pressure on Jelurida to give him a child chain, and on the Nxt community to support him and his ambitious goal of transforming e-governance and crowdfunding with a new digital cooperative. Is he the hero we have been waiting for, or an unstoppable madman? OUR madman? Lee has a mission and every week we do our best to understand it.

drachmae wrote:

and The madness behind CiviliXation the paper is also there https://nxtforum.org/civilixation/civilixation-digital-cooperatives-next-generation-of-crowdfunding-egovernance/msg243645/#msg243645

Ok finally got this one finished and included the business plan https://nxtforum.org/civilixation/e-gagauzia-airport-development-free-economic-zone-blockchain/msg243660/#msg243660

https://nxtforum.org/civilixation/drachmae-money-social-economy-of-value-using-data/

https://nxtforum.org/civilixation/athena-superlook-2019-fashion-wine/

Slowly getting there
we have a section for CiviliXation on https://nxtforum.org/civilixation/
I will be listing projects and projects that are for in the next 6 months which are Micro Projects under CiviliXation using the platform

Just want to give a heads up so everyone knows do where Drachmae and DTMA is part of a consortium https://nxtforum.org/civilixation/who-is-dtma-‘digital-distributed-technology-moldova-assocation’/     I strongly advise you take a look at who is in the consortium

http://civilixation.md/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/IMG_0299-672×950.jpg

https://nxtforum.org/civilixation/what-is-dtg-‘development-token-gagauzia’-whats-its-role-in-e-gaguzia-project/msg243677/#msg243677
Slowly getting everything into the forum

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1xVWXpUyTJPmBe_XDGbQsTdUGEVA145wpeHnkidxYmRc/edit?usp=sharing
next event end of October

 

Learn more about the new exchange in Moldova launched by Drachmae.

Learn more about CiviliXation and its projects: Presentation | website

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  • EZYcount – Public ICO is Open

As of this week, the EZYcount ICO is opened to the general public! Payment can be made with select crypto or via credit card, and the price of a token is set when the transaction is processed. What differentiates EZY Taal from other tokens is that if you have a requisite amount you will have automatic access to the EZYcount small and medium business accounting software that is being integrated with AI.

Vivien, the founder, wrote:

On Monday, we are invited to participate to the final of Fintech Fusion, one of the most prestigious fintech accelerator in Switzerland. https://www.fusion.xyz/fintech/

And on Monday, Vivien followed up with:

Pitching was amazing. Competition very fierce.

https://twitter.com/EZYcountsuisse/status/1041955155233652736

Congratulations EZYcount, good to see!

Join the ICO

Website | WhitepaperMedium | LinkedIn | Reddit | Twitter

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  • Bitswift – Update

As updated from their Medium post last week, you can now register for Bitswift CASH tokens. CASH tokens are marketed as a digital currency on the Bitswift blockchain and their purpose is to facilitate an accessible token economy for new users interested in blockchain token markets.

Paul Busch:

Community update day https://medium.com/@Bitswift.press/bitswift-community-updates-383987f26820
Now you can purchase Bitswift tokens from Canadian Tire and Canada Post via Flexepin voucher.  https://bitswift.cash

Read more

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CLONES

  • Ardor and Nxt Group – How to Build Your Own Blockchain

The director of the ANG released a nifty tutorial on how to build your own blockchain! Follow Elizabeth as she documents how she built her own blockchain, of which NXT holders can get her tokens, and you will learn exactly how to do so for yourself. What she is actually doing is creating a clone of the Nxt blockchain, that you can use to explore and master the technology.

Elizabeth wrote:

DISCLOSURE: Today, I am creating a clone of NXT for two reasons:

1. because it will help me walk through the process with a business that I am helping do the same.

2. It will fulfill my commitment that I made last year to do this as a demonstration.

So I will be helping a new project and get material for a demo 🙂

Make sure your NXT bags are full to get the benefits of the 10% airdrop. Further demos will be on demonstrating how to tweak this, use it and market it. I have no clue what will come of this, but let’s have fun doing it!

Part 1 – The Genesis Block (14 mins)

Part 2 – Branding and Features (13 mins)

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EXCHANGES

 

  • Support your Tokens

There are opportunities for community voting to help list Ardor / Nxt / Ignis on new crypto exchanges. Here’s a list:

Support your Tokens

Community voting helps to get IGNIS / NXT / ARDR on new crypto exchanges.

CoinPulse
Bithumb
CoinPulse

Here you can cast 1 vote daily for IGNIS | NXT | ARDR 

Bithumb

Tell them why you like IGNIS / NXT / ARDR in this GoogleDoc

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IN OTHER MEDIA

  • Ardor.rocks – Asset Exchange on Ardor – The Hidden Gem

The ability to issue and trade assets of your own on a blockchain is a big deal. Nxt may have pioneered token creation and fully decentralized trading with the Asset Exchange in 2014, but Ardor perfected it. The Asset Exchange on Ardor works globally across all child chains, has more valuable features, and transaction fees are also very low on the Ardor AE.

The author wrote:

When NXT introduced the Asset Exchange to the world, it was the most advanced feature any cryptocurrency had ever seen at that point in time. It was allowing anyone to issue an asset and trade it on the blockchain using order books, just like any other conventional trading platform. It was also allowing asset issuers to distribute dividends in an extremely easy way. And all this through the user friendly client that any homo sapiens can use.

​With the launch of Ardor in 2018 all the features available in NXT were made available also to Ignis, the first Ardor child chain, and to the other child chains Bitswift and AEUR. That means that there is a fully decentralized asset exchange right in the Ardor platform and available to all child chains.

Source

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PRICE EVOLUTION

  • Weekly NXT/ARDR/IGNIS Price Evolution

The following graphic shows the NXT / Bitcoin exchange price at Bittrex over this past week:

The following graphic shows the ARDR / Bitcoin exchange price at Bittrex over this past week:

The following graphic shows the IGNIS / Bitcoin exchange price at Bittrex over this past week:

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Nxter News – September 2018 (II): There Is Nothing So Stable As Change

September (II)

 

Welcome, dear Nxters and other followers!

An unanswered question in physics is “do the fundamental constants of the universe change?” Our universe has many such fundamental constants, some more applicable to daily life than others – anyone reading this can appreciate the constant (c) used for the speed of light. Yet there is evidence that one, the “Fine Structure constant (α),” might have evolved over cosmic time. If one of the unchanging constants of the universe, one that essentially governs chemistry, has changed – might all fundamental constants change? This is not sophistry, as it indicates that one of the few actual constants of the universe is…change – suggesting that (maybe) the laws of the physical universe evolve.

Much like how the universe was different long ago, you and I are different than we were a year ago – we are all one year wiser and one year closer to death. Technology has changed and demonstrably made our lives better. Would anyone reading this honestly prefer to go back to a time when most of humanity’s combined knowledge was not easily accessible from a computer, let alone our phones? Like the internet and the PC before it, and TV before it, and sliced bread before it – the blockchain has the potential to be a transformative technology that just simply makes everyone’s lives better once we begin to properly use it. So do not be afraid of change, it is inevitable and should be embraced rather than combatted – we need to meet the challenges of the future, and using blockchain is a great first step – now more than ever, as it’s about to be changed forever by the simplicity provided by Lightweight Contracts on the pioneering scalable Ardor PoS platform.

Last week we learned how Moldova might change their wine tourism industry by incorporating the blockchain, we learned more about the most recent upgrades in Lightweight Contracts from Lior, there is a new Nxter Puzzle: in space, updates across the many businesses on Ardor, many of which have incipient or in-progress ICO’s, the TOKOK exchange listed IGNIS, and much more.

 

COMMUNITY

MEETUPS

BUSINESSES ON NXT/ARDOR

EXCHANGES

IN OTHER MEDIA

PRICE EVOLUTION

This week’s newsletter is put together by apenzl, Jose, James, and rubenbc.


COMMUNITY

  • Join our Email List!

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  • Jelurida – Updates

Lightweight Contract testing and development is ongoing and progressing fast. The next version will be released on the Ardor testnet this September and will include the Contract Runner add-on, Contract Manager utility, and API callers.

Lior Yaffe explains these in more detail in his latest Medium post.

Below there is a tutorial/seminar just released on Jelurida’s Ardor YouTube channel. In it Lior elaborates on the theme of “simplicity” regarding all they have done to launch this unique Contracts framework.

Watch it below (turning on subtitles/close-captioning is recommended due to poor audio quality).

 

  • Lightweight Contracts Seminar

TL;DW: Simplicity.

Lior Yaffe and Jelurida have worked for many months to make developing on the Ardor blockchain platform as easy as possible. With the latest version of the Ardor testnet and the IntelliJ Java IDE installed, open the project folder included in IntelliJ and begin parsing and analyzing the 10 provided sample contracts. Once you have your own contract written, push it to the blockchain using the Contract Manager utility and then trigger it with the Contract Runner add-on: the Contract Runner is an automation layer that sits on top of the Ardor API.

Lightweight Contracts are created to be backward compatible and have been designed to be stateless. Simply put, this means the contracts are easier to edit and use because things like the balance of an account do not need to be migrated from version to version if you need to make changes. There is also no risk of locking yourself out of your tokens because the worst thing that can happen if say your contract has an infinite loop in it is that you will need to restart your node. Once that is done, fix the error in your contract code and that is the end of that.

These contracts are not part of the blockchain consensus so you can link any Java library jar to the classpath of the node runner. This also means that Lightweight Contracts can act as Oracles – interacting with software/data off the blockchain. For security, there is only a single node for executing these contracts. Trigger transactions are used as reference transactions to ensure that the trigger or the transaction do not expire and an Ardor feature called Economic Clustering (EC) Block is used to ensure that the contract is always deployed on the consensus fork and not left to rot on a fork that goes nowhere. A tradeoff on security is that only one node is executing the Contract Runner, so yes some level of trust is involved in the Contract Runner not “cheating” but there are issues to mitigate this, most notably the well-known Account Control property whereby a transaction can be posted to the blockchain but cannot be executed unless approved by previously defined second parties. The design of the contracts allows for contract parallelization.

Right now YOU can be learning these cool things by downloading the latest version of the Ardor testnet and following a simple tutorial!

 

  • Website Redesign

An issue that bothers some in the community is why does the Jelurida website still look like something from the 90’s? As this is a returning (and often heated) discussion among Nxters, we decided to share some insight here. Lior joined a conversation on Slack about Jelurida’s website redesign and some other concerns shared by the community and wrote:

The reason the Jelurida web site wasn’t updated so far is not because we do not consider it important, it’s because we see it as very important and sensitive and we don’t want to make any mistake in the process.
I’ll explain.

First and foremost we view jelurida.com as a single source of reliable information for anything related to the development of the blockchain. If you need the latest release, testnet access, blockchain copy, you should get it from there without worrying about hacking, phishing and the like. And for this purpose the current web site is doing its job.

As a selling tool and the front page of the company it really needs to improve, we all agree about this one. But in order to improve it, Jelurida needs to decide about the key messages first, who is our target audience, the crypto enthusiasts or the corporate customers? What product do we focus on Nxt? Ardor? Ignis? child chains, private chains etc. How can we present all our brands without causing confusion. What is the key message for each brand? These are difficult questions which we need to answer first and everything else needs to be derived from them.

Then there’s the issue of the very nice community web sites, should we merge them into Jelurida.com? Should we sponsor them as standalone web sites? How can we make sure the information and brand in one web site do not contradict with info in another site.

Then branding is also difficult, for example NXT has a strong brand and familiar logo, so does Ardor, the Jelurida and Ignis logos are less famous. Should we try to merge all of them into a single standard and lose some of the recognition? Should we leave them as is? How does this impact our message? Are we a young and cool startup? Are we a development shop with years of experience? All these things has to be debated and agreed by a remote team of marketing experts and engineers each one with its own strong opinions about the subject.

Then for producing more content, we need someone with a non-existent skill of both high quality content production skills and excellent knowledge of our products and our history. Due to the magnitude of this task it keeps being delayed. I agree it is our fault collectively as Jelurida (surely you shouldn’t blame Veronica for this or anyone specific). For me as an engineer it is always simpler to focus on coding and features and not on branding and messages but I’m fully aware that this has to be done and it will be done.

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  • Ardor Bootcamp and the ANG – Raspberry Pi Giveaway!

A couple of weeks ago we let you know about the ANG sponsored Ardor Bootcamp contest on Udemy, created by efunkem, so that all students that completed his course and followed the instructions would participate in a draw for a Raspberry Pi 3, with Ardor installed in it.

This week the winner was announced by Elizabeth (ANG):

Congratulations! Kseniya Zhytomirsky has completed the Ardor Bootcamp course on Udemy.com and won the drawing for a RaspberryPI with Ardor installed.

Kseniya has been a blockchain developer for several years and has a team of about fourteen working in Ukraine. She discovered Ardor when she was looking for alternative solutions to blockchain payments systems and took the course to learn more.

She learned the basics in the Ardor Bootcamp and has been exploring the APIs for project development and integration for her clients.
Congratulations, Kseniya and welcome to our community!

The Ardor Bootcamp introduced us to this gem developer and her team

Here you can watch the video interview with the winner:

More info

Read Nxter Magazine’s review of the Ardor Bootcamp v1 course and get a Nxter discount code!

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  • Nxter Puzzle: In Space

So, this week we are zooming in on cities… Find the city names, write them down in lowercase divided by a single space – and wait for the 11th and 12th city to be announced. These 12 city names will together form a passphrase, and the account this passphrase opens holds 500 IGNIS.

Where the 11th and 12th city will be announced is in the deep unknown. It might be a good idea to keep an eye on the usual community hangouts, and of course, it never hurts to follow Nxter, @madfox1234 and @TheCryptoWoman.

10 Cities Names

All Nxter Puzzles are listed on nxter.org/puzzles – and there are still more IGNIS to be claimed.

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  • ArdorForum is Live

On September 4th the ArdorForum went live, and nxtforum was stylized to make it look a bit more modern. Both share the same database so an account on Nxtforum before the 4th means you have an ArdorForum account with the same credentials.

VanBreuk:

Hello all,
as scheduled, https://nxtforum.org is back online – along with the new https://ardorforum.org

This new forum has its origin and spirit in the Nxt Forum, the official forum community for the Nxt blockchain technology since 2014. In order to preserve for new community members the enormous amount of historical information shared over the years in the Nxt Forum, while providing a fresh new environment for the new Ardor platform, both forums share resources including the user database.

Registering a new user in either forum will give access to both with the same credentials. During the first days, and while we strengthen anti-spam measures, new forum accounts will require staff approval, so please be patient if you register a new forum account. I’ll go through the requests as soon as possible.

I hope it can become a useful place for the community!

 

Source

Visit ArdorForum / Visit NxtForum

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MEETUPS

  • The Proof-of-Stake Consensus Algorithm of Nxt, in Sofia, September 4th

Last week, Nxt and Ardor core developer Petko Petkov held a seminar about the Nxt Proof-of-Stake (PoS) algorithm at The Software University, in Sofia.

This interesting presentation was recorded (52 minutes long) and here we share it with you all:

Source

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  • Upcoming Events (By Order)

ANG and the community continue to compile the blockchain Meetup events across our international ecosystem.

  • Finnovista Pitch Day Madrid, September 18th

Jelurida is one of the first startups to attend the Finnovista event at FPD Madrid in mid-September.

Source

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  • BlockchainFest’18, in Istanbul, September 18-19th

Francisco Sarrias and Veronica are going to participate in BlockchainFest’18. Jelurida will have a stand during the two-day conference, will participate in a discussion about creating a blockchain from scratch, and will lead the conversation of Blockchain-as-a-Service (BaaS) in a talk the second day.

Source

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  • Blockchain Summit in Moscow, on September 25th

Nxter’s Russian editor and puzzle master Madfox, and Sergei from Ardor.World will have a presence at the Blockchain Summit in Moscow next month, as Nxt and Ardor platform ambassadors.

International Blockchain Summit

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BUSINESSES ON NXT/ARDOR

  • C2C – Update

As you probably know if you’ve been following our newsletters, C2C is a company that aims to develop innovative devices to easily convert your coins and cash to cryptocurrencies. Currently, it is an Ardor based token (Asset ID: 10904853980055209979)

C2C circulating supply has been finally been set to 299,969,680. At the moment of this writing, it can be traded at the third party exchanges IDAX and Stocks.Exchange.

Website | Whitepaper (ongoing)

More info

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  • Dominium ITO Update

Last week the Dominium Initial Token Offering (ITO) began. The ITO lasts until the end of the year (December 31st.) 500M tokens are available for purchase. The price of the DOM tokens increases every 125M tokens sold. Because Dominium is a going to be a child chain on Ardor you can purchase DOM utility tokens with ARDR / NXT / and IGNIS as well as EUR, BTC, ETH, BCH, LTC, BNB.

Most of the money raised by Dominium will go towards purchasing property for their property management portfolios. Concurrently, there is also a DOM Airdrop going on.

About this  ITO

ITO token prices (from 3.9.2018 11:00 UTC (12:00 CET))
€0.10 until 125,000,000 tokens sold
€0.15 until 250,000,000 tokens sold
€0.20 until 375,000,000 tokens sold
€0.25 until 500,000,000 tokens sold

Accepted coins
EUR, BTC, ETH, BCH, LTC, BNB, NXT, ARDR, IGNIS

Learn more: ANNWebsite | Pitch Deck | English Telegram Chatroom | Telegram Announcements

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  • Triffic ICO Update

While waiting for the Triffic ICO to come (December the 3rd, 2018) they have updated their whitepaper and website, and now both much more informative than the previous ones. Take a look!

 

Alongside the new website going online, they launched a tester bounty program for their apps. The blurb below does a good job of explaining why Triffic chose the Ardor ecosystem over Ethereum.

GPS Tokens are what makes the Triffic ecosystem tick. We chose the Ardor blockchain as its parent/child chain structure is less likely to lead to blockchain bloat than Ethereum alternatives. In fact, Ethereum will be copying Ardor’s parent/child chain fundamentals in its forthcoming ‘Plasma’ update – which currently has no scheduled launch date.

Because GPS Tokens use the Ardor ecosystem, we are offering significant bonuses to people who purchase GPS Tokens with Ardor. This is to encourage people to install the Ardor software and start to understand the sheer power and versatility of Ardor. Our token whitelisting process makes it easy to generate an Ardor wallet with a single click and Ardor can easily be purchased by clicking below.

ANN | Website | Pitch Deck | Whitepaper | English Telegram

Public Sale Supply: 100,000,000 GPS Tokens / Total Supply: 1,000,000,000 GPS Token

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  • CiviliXation Digital COOP

In last week’s Nxter Newsly, we found Elizabeth (ANG) in Moldovia, attending a Nxt meetup, talking to government officials about blockchain usage and also interviewing Lee Gibson Grant about his Moldovian initiative, the Distributed Technology Moldova Association (DTMA).

After the deadline, Lee presented on stage at the third UNWTO (UN World Tourism Organization) Global Conference on Wine Tourism, organized in partnership with the Government of the Republic of Moldova, and talked about his use of Nxt in Greece and how it could be used to revolutionize wine tourism in rural areas.

Lee has great plans for using the blockchain in Moldova.

Drachmae:

We just took the lessons [from using NXT in Greece] and connected them to government and real assets with a digital coop [CiviliXation].

Www.drachmae.money
Www.drachmae.exchange
Www.dtmoldova.md

Home


Will be kicking off in Greenland a project too

Project E-Gagauzia


It’s coop shares
So there is a legal structure by government law.

www.drachmae.money
you can now purchase DTG for E-gagauzia project in over 15 different currencies.

At the moment DTG is a token created on BigchainDB
but will move to NXT once fundraising is finished

More details about the event

Learn more about the new exchange in Moldova launched by Drachmae.

Learn more about CiviliXation and its projects: Presentation | website

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  • Tarasca DAO – Update

Tarasca DAO is Decentralized Autonomous Organization for the creation of games and art services on blockchain that will be built on IGNIS that we already mentioned in some previous newsletters.

This week they published a new article on Steemit and have given us some more details about the project:

We would like to underline: the cards created by Tarasca will not be under our control (…). Once created, any developer or even any eSports company can create games in which the cards participate, without needing to ask for permission from Tarasca or pay us a fee.

We can imagine entrepreneurs using our cards for various games, from simple random duels to the most sophisticated graphic apps. And we will rejoice in the life that they will give to our creatures!

In short, Tarasca DAO is building a small infrastructure for public use and free for games in Ardor. We hope it wil be used and grows.

Read the complete article

Here is a preview of their first two cards of the collection:

  • Haechi, from Korea
  • Tulpar, from Kazakhstan

See them, and read more about them here.

Follow Tarasca DAO on Medium

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  • EZYcount – Private Token Sale

The second round of the EZYcount token sale is ongoing, ending this week – September 14th.

Registered participants can turn 1 Swiss franc (CHF) into 11 EZY tokens. Next week, after the 14th, it will be 10 EZY tokens per CHF in the second round, which lasts till October 15th, 2018. Vivian, the CEO of EZYcount, published a 90-second explainer about the token sale below.

EZYcount is an online accounting software developed in Switzerland for self-employed and SMB’s. The goal of the token sale is to raise funds for AI integration into the EZYcount accounting and invoicing software. EZYcount will be using a new software licensing model called Token as a License (Taal). This token will represent a lifelong and tradeable software license for EZYcount solutions.

You can purchase EZY TaaL tokens with USD, CHF, EUR, BTC, ETH, LTC, ARDR, and all Ardor child chain tokens. If EZYcount does not reach their minimum target of CHF 1 million, they will refund all amounts invested.

Join the ICO

Website | WhitepaperMedium | LinkedIn | Reddit | Twitter

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EXCHANGES

  • TOKOK Exchange Lists IGNIS

Last week the Chinese based TOKOK exchange listed IGNIS!

From their official announcement:

About IGNIS:

The unique design of Ardor allows the simultaneous existence of multiple blockchains, known as child chains, with many features and with their security guaranteed on a global level by the parent Ardor chain. The first child chain of Ardor is the Ignis child chain which uses IGNIS tokens for its operation. All existing and well tested Nxt blockchain features are available on the Ignis child chain, with multiple Ardor platform specific enhancements being added.

Moreover, TOKOK has also decided to initiate a Deposit-With-Interest Program.

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  • NXT Added to Changehero.io

 

  • Support your Tokens

As always, there are opportunities for community voting to help list Ardor / Nxt / Ignis on new crypto exchanges and even some old ones. As long as the listings are still up, there are still opportunities for you to help the community by casting your vote.

CoinPulse

You can vote for NXT/ARDR/IGNIS here:

https://request.coinpulse.io/suggestions/7170/nxt-coin-decentralizing-the-future

https://request.coinpulse.io/suggestions/7171/ardor-platform-ardr

https://request.coinpulse.io/suggestions/7172/ignis-coin

Bithumb

Let your voice be heard:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdzAZF-CnfquN4MomAOzoWb_GZEUl9PZmtLQi18Cfg4sZPJXg/viewform

CryptalDash – Request for your Favorite Coin to be Listed

https://www.cryptaldash.com/request-coin-listing

Shardax – Vote for Ardor to be Listed

Resultado de imagen de shardax

https://shardax.com/listing

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IN OTHER MEDIA

  • Lior Yaffe in Medium: Lightweight Contracts — Next Steps

Lior lines up the next steps on Jelurida’s technical roadmap, leading to next testnet release.

He writes:

Anyone can now prototype and experiment with the unique design and functionality of the Ardor contracts framework which I explained in depth in my previous articles and in this video presentation.

Next step, we want to finalize some technical debt, and make the technology as accessible as possible for developers by further polishing the required tools.

In our next upcoming release 2.1.1e, which is planned for September 2018 we are focusing on three main areas of development:

  • Contract Manager Plugin — simplify contract deployment and maintenance.

  • Contract Verification framework — verify that a contract deployed to the blockchain is indeed based on specific source code.

  • API Callers — standalone building blocks of contract functionality.

For further details about these areas of development – read more…

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  • Blockchain Will Save Your Business, This is not a Drill!

This is a great series of articles written by Adedayo Adebajo, Lead Support Specialist at Jelurida, that explains many advantages that the blockchain technology can bring to different areas of business and life out there. Very personal, passionate and enjoyable. The gist is that blockchain is great while not for everything – be smart and see if your business (or country!) can smartly use a blockchain.

He wrote:

Businesses are now striving to be faster in delivery, more accountable, more customer-centric and profitable. This unfortunately we all know cannot be achieved using the old methods of running a business

Blockchain is meant for everyone but not every aspect of your business can work with the Blockchain

on Ardor, you aren’t required to learn any alien language before you can deploy a contract…Oracles provide a bridge between the Blockchain and external resources. The ability to develop and deploy them quickly and efficiently is essential for any smart contracts ecosystem. Ardor lightweight contracts provide a flexible and straightforward mechanism to develop Oracles which can interface with any external resource.

Part 1

Part 2

I am an African (…) Blockchain may not be the savior or the hero of other continents, but deserving or not, it is the redeemer Africa needs to get back on her feet.

The goal of the financial institution that grants loans is to regain the loaned amount with interest; the goal of the one who loans is to make more profit, return the loan and to be financially stable. But the goal which wasn’t always there is the goal of the middleman that hands over the money. His is a selfish goal before releasing the funds. The goal of getting rewarded or bribed from where he’s made no effort. That’s the power granted to him by the centralized nature of the system we practice.

Part 3

Part 4

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  • Bitcoinmxn – Will NXT Become one of the Main Currencies?

This Spanish-language article gives a general overview of the NXT coin and the features it offers.

The author wrote:

La plataforma Nxt incluye muchas características de nivel básico, tales como un activo intercambio descentralizado, del mercado, y el sistema de votación, todo en adicional a la propia moneda digital NXT. NXT es fácil de usar, permissionless y ofrece a sus usuarios una completa libertad de muchas maneras. El uso de la moneda NXT como sistema de pago no puede ser restringida, la creación de una lista de mercado no se puede negar, ni es la creación de aplicaciones avanzadas basadas en blockchain a través de su API.

Source

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PRICE EVOLUTION

  • Weekly NXT/ARDR/IGNIS Price Evolution

The following graphic shows the NXT / Bitcoin exchange price at Bittrex over this past week:The following graphic shows the ARDR / Bitcoin exchange price at Bittrex over this past week:

The following graphic shows the IGNIS / Bitcoin exchange price at Bittrex over this past week:

 

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10 Cities Names

Welcome to outer space. We made it.

This week, we'll be zooming in on 10 different cities.

Get the city names, write them down in lowercase divided by a single space
- and wait for the 11th and 12th city to be announced.
These 12 city names will form a passphrase, and the account this passphrase opens holds 500 IGNIS.

Keep an eye on the usual Nxter hangouts.

Where the 11th and 12th city will be announced is not yet known.

CITY 11

Day
Hour
Minute
Second

CITY 12

Day
Hour
Minute
Second

The first puzzler to access the account can transfer the tokens to his/her own account.
The 500 IGNIS was kindly sponsored by the ANG. Bonus tokens may occur along the trip.

NxterPuzzle | Travel Around Moldova

UPDATE:

So…. someone happened to find the secret passphrase to Alice’s account. 23 hours after the release of last week’s NxterPuzzle, the IGNIS moved. Some readers found it hard to understand the rules. Others not worth their precious time to solve a puzzle for a $4 reward. Confronted with this information, madfox, the puzzle creator, responded, in a private chatroom:

madfox [9:41 PM]

これは新しいパズルです…..

This week we set our focus on the Republic of Moldova, Eastern Europe.

The puzzle consists of a rectangular grid divided into regions. Draw a single continuous non-intersecting line that passes through all cells. It can enter and exit each region only once. The numbers you wander across from the beginning to the end of this journey will form a passphrase that opens account ARDOR-L4GP-7DUP-X459-72F5E.

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private hells made public
often puzzle the readers:
they wonder how this one
or that one
can endure and
continue.
well, there’s a secret:
don’t expect too
much of Alice and Bob,
they have been
practicing hatred
for centuries,
it’s passed down
refined and
perfected.
a note on the masses

Madfox writes:

I see two ways for Sept II
1 – Easy puzzle with the final word to be announced
2 – the hardest one :slightly_smiling_face:

This week’s NxterPuzzle prize is – again – kindly sponsored by the Ardor and Nxt Group.

Nxter News – September 2018 (I): Minds Are Like Flowers, They Only Open When The Time Is Right

September (I)

 

Welcome, dear Nxters and other followers!

Flowers look pretty, smell pretty, and they make a great gift for your significant other. They also serve as poetic license to talk about the human mind. We live in an age where many close-minded people are in power the world over, from the US to Turkey to China – leaders of countries talk about closing borders, trade wars. In an age when it seems like “walls” are being put up, try not to let your mind, your most precious asset, be walled off to new ideas/people/things. Being close-minded is a sad way to live through life, thinking that there is nothing new for you to learn or experience. These people are missing out on privacy, security, automation and decentralization through blockchain and all the cool ways that it might change our lives (including wine tourism!).

No matter your political beliefs, no matter who you are, please keep an open mind. One perspective is not inherently right or wrong, but we believe that ignorance is not something to strive for. Engage with people with civility, not anger and disrespect. Try to open their minds by sharing yours, eventually, they will come around, and you will both be enriched. There is so much to learn, so many interesting places to visit, foods to eat, amazing perspectives to enjoy. In life and within the growing Nxt and Ardor ecosystem. Like flowers, even the most bigoted, close-minded person you know can eventually open their minds.

Last week was eye-opening and busy, as usual. U got mail! – a nice email to our subscribers asking you to re-optin to keep receiving our weekly “best of” edition of this newsly, there is a new Ardor Updates YouTube channel by the ever popular CryptoDemetrius, a new Nxter puzzle, the launch of ArdorForum occurred, a Nxt social site was rebranded, wallet tutorials for newbies, a lot of coverage of Elizabeth, the director of the ANG, in Moldova, updates on your favorite Ardor businesses, and much more.

Thank you for letting us open your minds about the blockchain ecosystem we know and love through the week that was.

COMMUNITY

MEETUPS

BUSINESSES ON NXT/ARDOR

DEVELOPMENT

EXCHANGES

  • Support your Tokens
    • OKex –  Opportunity to get Ignis Listed
    • CoinPulse – You can vote for NXT/ARDR/IGNIS
    • Bithumb – Let your Voice be Heard
    • CryptalDash – Request for your Favorite Coin to be Listed
    • Shardax – Vote for Ardor to be Listed

IN THE MEDIA

PRICE EVOLUTION

This week’s newsletter is put together by apenzl, Jose, James, and rubenbc.


COMMUNITY

  • Join our Email list!

We are updating our email list and this is a great time to join us! As a courtesy to all of our readers, across the globe, we now offer the data privacy protections offered by the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) law. As a consequence, we need to ask our faithful readers to opt-in to our email list. It is the same as it was before, short-form curated highlights from this newsletter served directly to your inbox, once a week! By opting in you will be supporting independent journalism and help grow this newsletter and Nxter.org into something even bigger and better! Please join us HERE 🙂

Join us here!

And while you’re at it, you can also subscribe to our YouTube channel. And our Twitter, Facebook page, and Telegram News.

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  • Jelurida – Updates

Jelurida launched a new YouTube channel.

This Monday, the first episode of ‘Ardor Updates’ was uploaded, with the goal of updating the community on news from Jelurida and the Nxt and Ardor ecosystem. It’s host, CryptoDemetrius pitched his new series like this:

“Ardor Updates provides a broad overview of the ecosystem in a sort of news update format”.

And the result is insightful and breathtaking, take a look at the first 8-minute episode:

Subscribe

Oh! They gave a shout out to us, including asking viewers, like YOU, to subscribe to our emails! Thanks!

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  • Nxter Puzzle: Moldova

This week’s puzzle is made in appreciation of the Republic of Moldova. Elizabeth Mong, director of the ANG, went to a Nxt blockchain meeting in Moldova last week, met with Rodica Verbeniuc, Director at The Agency for Investment, Vitaly Iurcu, State Secretary of Ministry of Economy and Infrastructure of Moldova, and with Lee Gibson Grant, co-founder of GTMA (Distributed Technology Moldova Association) and CiviliXation Moldova, which aims to enable the creation of Digital Cooperatives in Moldova on the Nxt Blockchain.

There is 100 IGNIS to the person that solves this week’s puzzle first, kindly sponsored by ANG:

NxterPuzzle | Travel Around Moldova

All Nxter Puzzles are listed on nxter.org/puzzles – and there are still more IGNIS to be claimed.

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  • ArdorForum goes Online

Offline for the last couple days, but as of September 4th, nxtforum will relaunch aaaand: ArdorForum will come online for the first time! If you had an account with nxtforum you will have an account on ArdorForum accessible with the same credentials.

Full announcement and thread: Source

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  • Nxtfolks.com has Become Ardor.rocks

Ardor Rocks

Longtime community creativist, @thewiremaster, is rebranding his social website nxtfolks.com to Ardor.rocks! You are invited on board his digital tour bus, and he just published How-To instructions on the use of his social site here: Chapter 1 | Chapter 2.

We cordially remind you of his evergreen rock love song on the same topic:

Visit website

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  • Blockchain Tutorial #31 – How To Setup An Ardor Wallet

A complete look at what is involved with downloading the installer, creating an account, protecting your passphrase et. al. His “thing” is creating these wallet installation videos for various blockchain platforms. Worth sending to your crypto-curious friends who want to become involved in a blockchain.

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MEETUPS

  • DTMA Blockchain BBQ Party Chisinau Moldova with NXT Platform

Last week Elizabeth, the director of the ANG, had a great time in front of a lively and energized crowd in Moldova as she demonstrated the Nxt platform.

Elizabeth wrote:

Going from one inspiring and motivating event to another – I’m not sure if it is even possible to get more enthused! There was so much eagerness and excitement about Nxt blockchain tech last night in Modova.

Source

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  • Elizabeth Mong meets the Agency for Investment of the Republic of Moldova

Elizabeth had a meeting with Rodica Verbeniuc, Director at The Agency for Investment of the Republic of Moldova. She presented features of the Nxt blockchain and had a nice talk about its possible use cases in Moldova.

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  • Ministry of Economy and Infrastructure of Moldova talks with Elizabeth Mong

While in Moldova, Elizabeth met with the Secretary of Ministry of Economy and Infrastructure. The interview is short but engaging.

She wrote:

Vitaly Iurcu, State Secretary of Ministry of Economy and Infrastructure of Moldova talks with Elizabeth Mong, Director of Ardor / Nxt Group and offers his insights about blockchain technology and it’s future impact in Moldova.

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  • Introducing Distributed Technology Moldova Association

The audio quality is not the best, but nonetheless the video of Elizabeth introducing us to members of the Distributed Technology Moldova Association (DTMA). Moldova, in Europe for those who are unfamiliar, seems very enthusiastic about using distributed ledger technologies like Nxt and Ardor!

Elena Gutsu and Lee Gibson Grant join Elizabeth Mong, Director of Ardor / Nxt Group to talk about their venture Distributed Technology Moldova Association and how blockchain technology will impact the Moldovan future.

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  • The Winners of the Danube Gamejam / Hackathon 

The winners of the $4000 worth of IGNIS created a running app that allowed you to collect other conference participants as a trading card, not too dissimilar to Pokemon Go. A very clever idea worthy of the grand prize a couple weeks ago. You can see Elizabeth with the 2nd and 3rd place winners in the conference photos below. All prizes were sponsored by Jelurida, who co-hosted the hackathon.

Introduction to using blockchain in games (0:00-15:40):

Livestream zum Event:

Geplaatst door Alexander Pfeiffer op Zaterdag 25 augustus 2018

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  • Upcoming Events (By Order)

ANG and the community continue to compile the blockchain Meetup events across our international ecosystem.

 

  • The Proof-of-Stake Consensus Algorithm of Nxt, in Sofia, September 4th

Nxt and Ardor core developer Petko Petkov will hold a seminar about the Nxt Proof-of-Stake (PoS) algorithm at The Software University, in Sofia, this week, September 4th. The English-language seminar is free for anyone interested in a technical talk about the security and superior energy efficiency of the Nxt PoS algorithm.

Source

 

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  • Jelurida will Attend Finnovista Pitch Day Madrid, September 18th

Jelurida is one of the first startups to attend the Finnovista event at FPDMadrid in mid-September.

Source

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  • Jelurida will Attend BlockchainFest’18, in Istanbul, September 18-19th

Francisco Sarrias and Veronica are going to participate in BlockchainFest’18, in Istanbul at Kadir Has University on the historic Golden Horn, on the 18th and 19th.

Jelurida — Ardor, Ignis, Nxt — will have a stand during the two-day conference, will participate in a discussion about creating a blockchain from scratch on the first day, and will lead the conversation of Blockchain-as-a-Service (BaaS) in a talk the second day. The invitation came from Koophub, the central platform for the Turkish fintech industry to learn, interact, collaborate and develop, as well as to facilitate cross-border interaction in the EEMEA region (Ukraine, Bulgaria, and others).

Source

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  • Blockchain Summit in Moscow, on September 25th

Elizabeth Mong (the ANG) will have a presence at the Blockchain Summit in Moscow next month, together with Nxter’s Russian editor and puzzle master Madfox, as well as Sergei from Ardor.World.

International Blockchain Summit

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BUSINESSES ON NXT/ARDOR

  • Dominium ITO Update

On September 3rd the ITO started, this time at €0.10 per DOM. Unfortunately, but quite predictably, there are SCAM assets being created trying to dupe potential investors. You can ONLY purchase DOM tokens on the Dominium website. Remember that the funds raised by Dominium will go towards developing their property management portfolio and that the tokens will be actively burned by Dominium over time to ensure the tokens become more and more scarce.

€500K [was funded] during the pre-ITO. We are only now starting with the actual marketing on ICO listing sites, email marketing, events and of course revamped referral program.

We expect things to speed up considerably over the next weeks and we will of course audit the entire ITO, as we audit all our companies. Going to be fun for the auditors, but it is time ITO’s are fully audited.

Dominium admin updated:

Great video about Dominium by CryptoView in Russian language.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=03J6xyNKtTo

And they supported with a VK post as well:
https://vk.com/crypto_inside?w=wall-144698448_5214

The Dutch interview hosted by BitcoinmagazineNL with Esther Dekker now has English subtitles!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WchD6fA_MXM&t=50s

Gudo Thijssen:

SCAM ALERT: Apparently many people are being offered DOM tokens in a private sale. Do NOT ever deal with these people. The ONLY place you can buy DOM tokens is on our website. It is https://dominium.me and you should look for the company name in the top left corner. It should say Dominium B.V. as that is the company name.

Be careful out there as these scammers are getting more and more bold, with writing Medium articles and posting Twitter posts. Nobody from Dominium will ever ask you to pay to any other address or bank account as is indicated on our platform!

Learn more: ANNWebsite | Pitch Deck | English Telegram Chatroom | Telegram Announcements

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  • Triffic Pre-ICO Update

Congrats to the Triffic team as they reached their Pre-ICO soft cap – people must have been impressed with their app. They have procured the funds to be on schedule for their ICO on December 3rd, 2018. Next week Triffic will have a new website and will release their white paper.

In the meantime, a gallery of eyecandy from Triffic, their latest progress, can be seen HERE.

PRE-ICO SOFT CAP REACHED!
THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO CONTRIBUTED!

We now have the funds to carry out the following tasks before our main ICO starts on 3 December 2018:
·Our main ICO will be properly marketed and promoted.
·Launch our Testers Bounty and our Rewards referral programs.
·Update our website and White Paper to reflect the new developments.

Our new website and White Paper will be released on 10 September 2018. In the meantime, please join our Telegram Chat for the latest updates.

 

ANN | Website | Pitch Deck | Whitepaper | English Telegram

Public Sale Supply: 100,000,000 GPS Tokens / Total Supply: 1,000,000,000 GPS Token

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  • CiviliXation Digital COOP

Now WHAT is this?

Lee Gibson Grant, a blockchain entrepreneur, and well-known visionary to veteran Nxters has been working on building testcases and use cases on the Nxt blockchain for years, the past two years behind the scenes. Now he is announcing a massive project in Moldova: wine tourism and the underappreciated wine regions of the world tied together with future tourists by using Nxt based Smart Contracts in order to sustain and develop rural economic segments of the world. Nxter will follow up on this with an interview published later this week, to give Lee the opportunity to explain his project, exciting use case and all of its far-reaching facets in further detail.

Lee Gibson Grant wrote on Facebook:

Wine tourism is one of the most flourishing segments of tourism demand. Linked to the traditions of rural communities, it can generate income and employment in regions where others sources of income may be in decay. The development of wine tourism further creates opportunities for income thorough its linkages to handicrafts, nature tourism, gastronomy and agro-tourism.

The 3rd edition of the UNWTO Global Conference on Wine Tourism will focus on Wine Tourism as a Tool for Rural Development stressing the contribution of tourism to the 2030 Universal Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

During the event Co-Founder Lee Gibson Grant of DTMA will be presenting brief overview “COULD THE DIGITAL ERA BE THE NEXT REVOLUTION OR EVOLUTION FOR MAKING WINE PERSONAL?”

The presentation of Grant will start out with the real time use case from Island of Agistri, Greece in 2015 from which local businesses on the Island participated in the testing of digitization and the use of NXT Blockchain technology with the economical outcome that was generated.

Furthermore Grant will be introducing a modest use case for the wine industry that is being delivered in real time by DTMA, in the format of Surveys to better understand the needs of the Global marketplace to attract tourists, the uniqueness of how the surveys are delivered will be the core focus of Digital Evolution on how to engage with tourists with Smart Contracts, Blockchain for its transparency and immutability as the underline technology, along with how this can impact and engage with the Wine Sector of Moldova and surrounding rural areas for economic growth.

Finishing off with three projects underway in Moldova targeting Adventure tourism one in the South of Moldova and in the North of Moldova.

CiviliXation Moldova that provides the Social Economy platform with blockchain technology as an underline network to enable the creation of Digital Cooperatives and applying the Existing laws of Moldova of Cooperatives as its Guidelines to enable rural communities to raise funds and engage with like minded investor and future tourists.
www.drachmae.money

You can read the presentation here.

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  • EZYcount – Private Token Sale

The second round of the EZYcount token sale is ongoing, ending next week – September 14th. Registered participants can turn 1 Swiss franc (CHF) into 11 EZY tokens. After the 14th it will be 10 EZY tokens per CHF in the second round, which lasts til October 15th, 2018.

TOKEN SALE SCHEDULE:

15 AUG-14 SEP:
+10% TOKENS
1CHF = 11 TOKENS

15 SEP-15 OCT:
PUBLIC SALE
1CHF = 10 TOKENS

EZYcount is an online accounting software developed in Switzerland for self-employed and SMB’s. The goal of the token sale is to raise funds for AI integration into the EZYcount accounting and invoicing software so that, hopefully, within two years the product will be mature enough to automatically do ALL your accounting for you by observing and learning what transactions are for what purposes (rent, bills, tax deduction etc.). EZYcount will be using a new software licensing model called Token as a License (Taal). This token will represent a lifelong and tradeable software license for EZYcount solutions.

You can purchase EZY TaaL tokens with USD, CHF, EUR, BTC, ETH, LTC, ARDR and all Ardor child chain tokens. If EZYcount does not reach their minimum target of CHF 1 million, they will refund all amounts invested.

Join the ICO

Website | WhitepaperMedium | LinkedIn | Reddit | Twitter

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DEVELOPMENT

Download: https://jelurida.com

This is an experimental release. It is a mandatory upgrade only for testnet nodes, but can also be run on mainnet. On testnet, a hardfork to enable the lightweight contracts feature has been scheduled at height 341500.

Mobile App https://bitbucket.org/Jelurida/ardor/downloads/ardor-client-2.1.0e.apk
SHA256 ea1c8b3e91291ed5887905aa853e6a989b2c1668ae793e884b4b1ff52e52896f

  • New Project – Tarasca DAO

Tarasca DAO is Decentralized Autonomous Organization for the creation of games and art services on blockchain that will be built on Ardor that we already mentioned in our previous newsletter. They still have to devote a couple of months more to the development of this project. This week they published a Medium article that talks about the concept for the monsters and potential revenue streams for holders of entire “sets” of monsters.

Read Article

More Information

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EXCHANGES

 

  • Support your Tokens

As always, there are opportunities for community voting to help list Ardor / Nxt / Ignis on new crypto exchanges and even some old ones. As long as the listings are still up, there are still opportunities for you to help the community by casting your vote.

OKex 

Opportunity to get Ignis Listed

Resultado de imagen de okex

Over_watchtower

A simple Telegram voting will do it all

Vote

CoinPulse

You can vote for NXT/ARDR/IGNIS here:

https://request.coinpulse.io/suggestions/7170/nxt-coin-decentralizing-the-future

https://request.coinpulse.io/suggestions/7171/ardor-platform-ardr

https://request.coinpulse.io/suggestions/7172/ignis-coin

Bithumb

Let your voice be heard:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdzAZF-CnfquN4MomAOzoWb_GZEUl9PZmtLQi18Cfg4sZPJXg/viewform

CryptalDash – Request for your Favorite Coin to be Listed

https://www.cryptaldash.com/request-coin-listing

Shardax – Vote for Ardor to be Listed

Resultado de imagen de shardax

https://shardax.com/listing

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IN OTHER MEDIA

  • Coinbureau – Ardor Platform Review: Next Level Blockchain-as-a-Service

This CoinBureau does a nice job giving kudos to Ardor for all the work that they are doing developing, maturing, and driving the Blockchain-as-a-Service (BaaS) industry. They start from the beginning with Nxt and work their way through to the present. Very nice to see Ardor get the credit and respect it deserves for the work that Jelurida continues to do.

The author wrote:

While they aren’t getting much attention, the Ardor team is doing very important work in creating new ways to leverage blockchain infrastructure to solve problems of security, speed, scalability and bloat. If their plans work as expected the Ardor platform could result in a solution that allows any size business to take advantage of blockchain technology.

Accepting network transaction fees in child tokens may seem like the ARDR tokens will become little more than operational tokens, but remember that the bundlers will work as exchanges, which should provide liquidity for ARDR and support the price of the token.

Read Article

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  • Steemit – NXT Blockchain – What You Should Know

The first part in this five-part series describes the history and functionality of the Nxt platform. Well researched, but information that has been presented before, though this is the first time that it has appeared on Steemit. Well written and ultimately very informative to someone who is not an expert on Nxt.

The author wrote:

Conclusion

Nxt platform is an innovative project that extensively explores the potential of Blockchain technology. It was designed as a Blockchain 2.0 — which is a newer and upgraded version of the Bitcoin-style Blockchain.

Through the use of a PoS consensus algorithm, the platform is poised to disrupt Fintech, crowdfunding as well as governance. Crypto enthusiasts should keep an eye on this platform to see more value it will offer in 2018.

Source

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PRICE EVOLUTION

Some opinions from people on the interwebs – DYOR!

  • TradingView – The daylight is nigh(t): IGNIS will RISE like the Sun

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  • TradingView – ARDR/BTC Trading Idea and Potential Buy Opportunity

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  • Weekly NXT/ARDR/IGNIS Price Evolution

The following graphic shows the NXT / Bitcoin exchange price at Bittrex over this past week:

The following graphic shows the ARDR / Bitcoin exchange price at Bittrex over this past week:

The following graphic shows the IGNIS / Bitcoin exchange price at Bittrex over this past week:

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And that is the news of last week! Please support us by subscribing to our email list as we aim to be here for many years to come serving you the news – sans hype and blatant lies. We hope to find you here again next week!

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Alice lost her Ignis passphrase!

It wasn’t supposed to be like this. When Alice first invested in crypto, or in “blockchain technology” as she later told her lawyer, she just wanted to buy Bitcoin, short it, flip her profits into alts and then transfer a few IGNIS to Bob.

He
imagined himself
somehow
escaping
it all.
making it at the
gaming table
or in the
ring
or in the bed
of some rich
lady.

She lived with him.

“holy shit”

Bob would look at her.

100 IGNIS in an account, worth nothing at the time she bought it, but the price would have gone up.
She understood the market.

He would
see

the way out
after
she HODL’ed

she would be
that rich lady
still
in his
filthy bed

she would transfer just a little to him
just

100 IGNIS

Give him the passphrase and show him her own massive holdings in the blockchain explorer.

Then Bob would understand what he had lost
what he shitted on
escaped from the rat race
she wouldn’t keep him.

Help Alice get from a to h to recover the passphrase.

There is 100 IGNIS in the account and if you get to them first, you can transfer them out.

This puzzle is brought to you by madfox and Nxter, the IGNIS is kindly sponsored by the ANG. Good luck.

Nxter News – August 2018 (IV): People Do Not Quit Playing Because They Grow Old; They Grow Old Because They Quit Playing

 

August (IV)

 

Welcome, dear Nxters and other followers!

This week marks two consecutive years of there being a weekly Nxter newsly! We are getting better with age, like a fine wine! Growing old tends to be tedious, full of aches, pains, and the phrase “remember when…?” For 104 consecutive weeks, we have published a weekly newsletter, yet we know we have much more growing within us. Blockchain and crypto are our passions and we stay invigorated by our passions. Time marches on, everything new becomes old, yet age is a frame of mind – if you want to feel young, act like it! Youthful passions need not be lost with age, rekindle your passion, perhaps by channeling it into our great blockchain projects. If you are a longtime lurker, feel welcome to become more, a contributor, to the community. We accept anyone gladly as long as you love crypto and respect the decency of your fellow human beings, a very important fact considering how internationally diverse this community is!

Last week saw the long-awaited public demonstration of Lightweight Contracts by Lior, an event with much documentation, the Nxter Summer Quest ended and a winner was announced, a disappointing thing occurred while trying to register the Stack Exchange site, ArdorForum announced its release date, a NxtForum leased account forging pool is suddenly shutting down, updates on Ardor projects and the interesting announcement of a new one. All this and much more!

Thank you for letting us gently inform you about the blockchains we know and love through the week that was.

COMMUNITY

MEETUPS

BUSINESSES ON ARDOR

DEVELOPMENT

EXCHANGES

IN THE MEDIA

PRICE EVOLUTION

This week’s newsletter is put together by apenzl, Jose, James, and rubenbc.


COMMUNITY

  • Jelurida – Updates

Lior Presenting Lightweight Contracts

The photos below give an idea of what Lior’s presentation was like last week. More details about Lior unveiling Lightweight Contracts and Transaction Vouchers for the first time in public are in the Meetup section.

More Information in Meetup Section

More information about Lightweight Contracts

More information about Transaction Vouchers

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  • Nxter Puzzle: Summer Quest

Last week the Summer Quest came to an end and the final winner was announced! Congrats to Arpox for completing the epic series of puzzles.

For the last five weeks madfox, ANG and Nxter have invited you to walk and explore through five unique areas – each one relevant to the ecosystem in one way or another – to pick up IGNIS, AEUR, BITS and DOM tokens from secret Ignis accounts. Last week the final prize of 1000 IGNIS was claimed, only minutes after @thecryptowoman announced the final word in the passphrase from the Danube Gamejam in Krems, Austria. A few days before that, a Singleton asset representing 1000 $DOM was claimed from the Dominium bonus puzzle account. Thanks for playing along – we hope you learned something about Ignis and the Ardor blockchain ecosystem!

madfox wrote:

Our @Nxter_org @SummerQuest sponsored by @Ardor_Nxt_Group is over. Remember that all Stage Accounts are in $IGNIS blockchain forever. Someday we will use them again, stay tuned folks!

And with those words, let’s get to this week’s puzzle!

100 IGNIS is in Alice’s account, they are yours if you get to them first:

https://nxter.org/alice-lost-her-ignis-passphrase

All Nxter Puzzles are listed here – and there are still more IGNIS to be claimed:

Nxter Puzzles

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  • Stack Exchange Blocked our Channel

Hmmm, while the thought might have been there, creating “uncounted duplicate accounts” is spammy, and honestly beneath this community. What took us a month to spread awareness of and build, it took some troll or not-too-smart person just a moment to tear down.

Due to wide-spread voting fraud and the creation of uncounted duplicate accounts used to artificially inflate the interest in this proposal, the Ardor/NXT proposal has been summarily closed. Please refrain from creating additional accounts in the future. Ardor/NXT is no longer welcome to submit an application to create a Stack Exchange site. – Robert Cartaino


27 new accounts – like this – popped up in a flash

No warning, a troll-attack and you are gone, project + new users abandoned? It seems like it. It is unfortunate that Stack Exchange used the “ban hammer,” that seems excessive, but of course, if the claim above is true then this is definitely not the proudest moment of the community. We are trying to break free from isolation and raise awareness of Ardor and Nxt, the tech, not raise the ire of platforms that can help us out.

ArdorForum. Reddit. We will have to use that instead…

Source

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  • ArdorForum Expected to go Online September 3rd!

And here it is – the announcement of the long-anticipated release of ArdorForum is to coincide with scheduled maintenance of  NxtForum. Anyone with an account on NxtForum will have an account on the newly formed ArdorForum, much like how Nxt account ID’s and passphrases were duplicated for the creation of Ardor accounts late last year for the mainnet launch of Ardor.

VanBreuk, ANG-member, and admin of Nxtforum, announced:

The next Sunday, September 2nd, [nxtforum.org] will be closed for maintenance and migration tasks to a new host and content structure. NxtForum, along with the new ArdorForum site, is expected to go online again during the evening of September 3rd.

NxtForum, and also ArdorForum, will continue to provide persistent information, full historical reference, boards for official software releases and organized sections for projects. Some important things about this new forum stage:

– ArdorForum and NxtForum will share the same user base.

Everyone who owns an account in NxtForum will have automatically access to ArdorForum using the same username and password. Conversely, anyone who registers a new account in ArdorForum will also have access to NxtForum.
– User information like private messages, post count, profile details and category will be shared in both forums.
– ArdorForum and NxtForum will have different main indexes and categories. Some forum sections, for instance the offtopic area, will be shared.
– All the topics specific to the Ardor platform currently in NxtForum will be moved to their own category in ArdorForum.

After the migration next week there will still be of course work to do finishing layout and board organization in the new Ardor forum. As usual we’ll be open for new ideas, sections or features in this new tool for Ardor discussions and information. We hope to see you there.

Kind regards,

The Ardor & Nxt community Group

Full announcement and thread: Source

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  • Ardor Mentioned in this Youtube Video

Last week, the following channel noted Jelurida’s release of v2.1.0e, the mandatory testnet upgrade that now allows testnet users to test and learn Lightweight Contracts and Transactional Vouchers. It will be sometime before these features are pushed to the mainnet so if you cannot wait you should switch your client to testnet and play with the newest Ardor toys! For the uninitiated, the Ardor testnet is a consequence-free version of the Ardor blockchain that uses FAKE tokens that have NO VALUE, which can be obtained from faucet accounts like those on Ardor.World.

Ardor referenced at Min: 5:50

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  • NXTCrypto.org Leased Forging pool is Ceasing Operations

Last week, from Nxtforum, we learned that Nxt’s longest living forging pool is ceasing operations, and not only that – forkedchain’s Ardor pool is closing too. No word as to why but for anyone who leased their NXT and ARDR balances to these forging pools, request a withdrawal ASAP. No word was given on how long of a time frame there is for this.

Forkedchain announced:

Effective immediately, we are ceasing operations on NXT forging pool.

Closing – effective immediately we are closing the [ARDR] pool, its good to see now there are other options.

Please request withdraw now, ill be shutting down the server soon.

We are sad to experience this, but thanks a LOT @forkedchain for running the pools for long, out of goodwill!

Source

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MEETUPS

  • Ardor / Nxt Community Get Together in Zurich

An informal community meet-up took place in Zurich last week. Only a fly got hurt – but it took a delicious beer with it. Drowning in beer is probably not the worst way to go out, all things considered!

Travin –
A fly went and died in my beer.
RIP
(the beer)

Oh god
It’s really in the video
I was hoping that the camera moved and focused onto Elizabeth when she was speaking

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  • Hackathon / Gamejam time in Austria

What follows is coverage of the long anticipated event where Jelurida (Lior) publically demonstrated the functionality of Lightweight Contracts, and at the Danube Gamejam and Ardor hackathon. Many community members were present for this event. Extensive video documentation is below!

The 23rd, DAY 0

Lunch by the Danube River Around the Topics of Gaming and Blockchain

An introduction to some of the people who arrived early for the Danube Game Jam and met each other for lunch beside the Danube River in Krems, Austria. The conversation was lively around the topics of gamification and blockchain technology.

 

Poll on the NXT Blockchain

Demonstrating the built-in Voting System in the NXT cryptocurrency wallet to dinner companions at the opening of Danube Game Jam. We created a poll specifically for the blockchain and gamification hackathon theme: What is your favorite tulip color?

DAY 1

Intro to the Meetup/Hackaton

Elizabeth Mong:

Elizabeth Mong (CryptoWoman) | How does it feel to head a decentralized community?

Geplaatst door Applied Game Studies op Zaterdag 25 augustus 2018

 

Lior announced the winners:

Lior Yaffe:

Lior Yaffe | Introducing Ardor and its Eco System, with Focus on Lightweight Contracts

Geplaatst door Applied Game Studies op Zaterdag 25 augustus 2018

 

Lunch and the demonstration of purposeful gaming:

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DAY 2

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  • Meetup Reminders (By Order)

ANG and the community continue to compile the blockchain Meetup events across our international ecosystem.

 

  • DTMA Blockchain BBQ Party Chisinau Moldova with NXT Platform on August 27th

Elizabeth presented Nxt in Moldova early this week – details below.

Source

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  • The Proof-of-Stake Consensus Algorithm of Nxt, in Sofia, September 4th

Nxt and Ardor core developer Petko Petkov (@petko) will hold a seminar about the Nxt Proof-of-Stake (PoS) algorithm at The Software University, in Sofia, on September 4th! The English-language seminar is free for anyone interested in a technical talk about the Nxt PoS algorithm.

Source

 

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  • Jelurida will Attend Finnovista Pitch Day Madrid, September 18th

Jelurida is one of the first startups to attend the Finnovista event at FPDMadrid in mid-September.

Source

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  • Jelurida will Attend BlockchainFest’18, in Istanbul, September 18-19th

Francisco Sarrias and Veronica are going to participate in BlockchainFest’18, in Istanbul at Kadir Has University on the historic Golden Horn, on the 18th and 19th. Jelurida — Ardor, Ignis. Nxt — will have a stand during the two-day conference, will participate in a discussion about creating a blockchain from scratch on the first day, and will lead the conversation of Blockchain-as-a-Service (BaaS) in a talk the second day. The invitation came from Koophub, the central platform for the Turkish fintech industry to learn, interact, collaborate and develop, as well as to facilitate cross-border interaction in the EEMEA region (Ukraine, Bulgaria, and others).

Source

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  • Blockchain Summit in Moscow, on September 25th

The ANG will have a presence at the Blockchain Summit in Moscow next month, with the Ardor and Nxt ecosystem being featured. Nxter’s Russian editor and puzzle master Madfox, and Ardor.World’s Sergei will also attend.

“Lucky Passphrase” tickets will be handed out at the event. Enter your ticket’s passphrase into an Ardor client and see what you got. How is that for an Ignis faucet?

International Blockchain Summit

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BUSINESSES ON ARDOR

  • Dominium ITO Update

Registering for the Dominium platform will become much easier in the coming weeks, assuming you do not want to buy DOM tokens, in which case the same KYC/AML restrictions apply. Using Google 2FA, accounts will be created on the Dominium website with only a password and email. The interview, in Dutch, below explain the reasoning behind this change in workflow.

Dutch-language interview

Dominium Admin:

Hi Dominions! Some goood news for you all. Over the next week or 2 we will be changing the entire workflow. You will be able to create an account with a verified email and password. Once in the system you can activate your 2FA (Google Authenticator) and KYC will not longer be required, unless you want to purchase DOM tokens or Assets. You will still need to pass KYC to withdraw DOM, trade DOM, list properties, etc. but you can immediately use the referral system and start referring friends and family. Remember that you will get paid 2.5% commission on the amount any of your referrals spends on buying DOM and we will pay it out in any currency you want. No reason not to promote Dominium once that is done and newsletter and press releases will follow.

Many more announcements will be made, but this will surely excite our community!

In the Media Section – Coin Insider – Inside Dominium: The decentralized platform for everything property

Learn more: ANNWebsite | Pitch Deck | English Telegram Chatroom | Telegram Announcements

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  • EZYcount – Private Token Sale

The EZYcount ICO is getting attention, with a listing on Neironix.io and a mention as 1 of 10 exciting Geneva-based startups by InsideBitcoins. Neironix claims to be the “first independent international rating agency which evaluates investment risks in the blockchain economy where projects are rated…”

 

TOKEN SALE SCHEDULE:

15 AUG-14 SEP:
+10% TOKENS
1CHF = 11 TOKENS

15 SEP-15 OCT:
PUBLIC SALE
1CHF = 10 TOKENS

EZYcount is an online accounting software developed in Switzerland for self-employed and SMB’s. The goal of the token sale is to raise funds for AI integration into the EZYcount accounting and invoicing software so that, hopefully, within two years the product will be mature enough to automatically do ALL your accounting for you by observing and learning what transactions are for what purposes (rent, bills, tax deduction etc.). EZYcount will be using a new software licensing model called Token as a License (Taal). This token will represent a lifelong and tradeable software license for EZYcount solutions.

You can purchase EZY TaaL tokens with USD, CHF, EUR, BTC, ETH, LTC, ARDR and all Ardor child chain tokens. If EZYcount does not reach their minimum target of CHF 1 million, they will refund all amounts invested.

Join the ICO

Website | WhitepaperMedium | LinkedIn | Reddit | Twitter

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  • Triffic Pre-ICO Update

Last week Triffic annouced their new website and white paper will be released on September 10th. Triffic’s pre-ICO Part 2 begins September 3rd. Currently, Triffic’s GPS tokens are Ignis assets, but this will change when they migrate to a Triffic child chain. To enter the ICO you need to whitelist your account according to KYC / AML procedures, you can join their whitelist here.

ANN | Website | Pitch Deck | Whitepaper | English Telegram

Public Sale Supply: 100,000,000 GPS Tokens / Total Supply: 1,000,000,000 GPS Token

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DEVELOPMENT

  • New Ardor Project – Tarasca DAO

A new project looks to be happening on Ardor – a collectible card game. Details are sparse now, we will report more as we learn more.

Tarasca DAO:

Good night! We want to present you a new project over Ardor. Our name is Tarasca DAO and we have been preparing a collectible card game for several months. We still have a couple of months of work to launch it, but in the coming weeks we will be showing a little of what we have already done.

We also want to encourage the participants in the Austrian Purposeful Gaming Hackathon next weekend. Although we will not be able to participate, we hope that ideas and initiatives will emerge that take advantage of the potential of lightweight contracts. We are looking forward to sharing ideas and maybe even joining forces!

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EXCHANGES

  • NXT and ARDR now Trades on TOKOK Exchange

NXT and ARDR trades on Chinese TOKOK Exchange

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  • Support your Tokens

As always, there are opportunities for community voting to help list Ardor / Nxt / Ignis on new crypto exchanges and even some old ones. As long as the listings are still up, there are still opportunities for you to help the community by casting your vote.

 

CoinPulse

You can vote for NXT/ARDR/IGNIS here:

https://request.coinpulse.io/suggestions/7170/nxt-coin-decentralizing-the-future

https://request.coinpulse.io/suggestions/7171/ardor-platform-ardr

https://request.coinpulse.io/suggestions/7172/ignis-coin

Bithumb

Let your voice be heard:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdzAZF-CnfquN4MomAOzoWb_GZEUl9PZmtLQi18Cfg4sZPJXg/viewform

CryptalDash – Request for your Favorite Coin to be Listed

https://www.cryptaldash.com/request-coin-listing

Shardax – Vote for Ardor to be Listed

Resultado de imagen de shardax

https://shardax.com/listing

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IN THE MEDIA

  • Bitcoin News – Over 60% of Top 100 Cryptocurrencies Have No Working Product, Study Claims

It is a sad indictment of the crypto space that people continue to invest in HYPE instead of actual working products. For the authors of the study, a working product is defined as being “active and available to the public,” with “.. a mainnet that has been released for some time, bumping the version numbers well above 1.0,” and is used by “businesses and individuals on a daily basis for dapps, smart contracts, or digital currency transactions.” Ardor, of course, meets all these criteria.

They wrote:

A Cold 36% Out of 100 Top Cryptocurrencies Have Working Products

Projects that made the cut are: “0x Protocol, Ardor, Augur, Bancor, Bat, Bibox Token, Binance Coin, Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash, Bitshares, Bytecoin, Decred, Ethereum, Golem, Huobi Token, Komodo, Kucoin Shares, Kyber network, Litecoin, Loom Network, Monero, Nano, Neo, Pivx, Polymath, Pundi X, Qtum, Ripple, Siacoin, Steem, Stellar, Tether, Wanchain, Waves, Zcash, and Zencash.”

Source

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  • Inside Dominium: The Decentralized Platform for Everything Property

This sponsored article highlights the Dominium platform. They do a very good job establishing the history of the company, explaining about the DOM utility tokens, their ongoing pre-ITO, and how the company plans to leverage the Ardor blockchain and their portfolio of assets to not only allow buying / renting / selling of property but anything relating to property management as well.

First conceptualized in 2012, Dominium – a new platform leveraging third-generation blockchain technology from Ardor – is now set to bring one of the world’s most established industries into modernity through a new, decentralized platform that’s been designed from the ground up for everything to do with property.

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PRICE EVOLUTION

  • Weekly NXT/ARDR/IGNIS Price Evolution

The following graphic shows the NXT / Bitcoin exchange price at Bittrex over this past week:

The following graphic shows the ARDR / Bitcoin exchange price at Bittrex over this past week:

The following graphic shows the IGNIS / Bitcoin exchange price at Bittrex over this past week:

 

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And that is the news of last week! To our longtime readers and supporters, thank you! We endeavor to be here for many years to come serving you the news – sans hype and blatant lies. We hope to find you here next week!

Help Nxter.org continue to provide focused coverage and grow by rewarding us for our efforts. Donate to MEKH, our loving patron: NXT-TK9J-MEKH-MUP9-HFCH2 / ARDOR-TK9J-MEKH-MUP9-HFCH2. Thanks.

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Nxter News – August 2018 (III): Sometimes It’s Not The Strength But Gentleness That Cracks The Hardest Shells

 

August (III)

 

Welcome, dear Nxters and other followers!

The Nxt community has always been known as one of the friendliest and most helpful in crypto. Now we’re growing again, with the creation of Ardor, new assets, and new child chains, new Nxters join our ecosystem from all over the world. We welcome you. Investors too.

Now, if you invested some (maybe too much?) of your time or hard earned money into a project, it’s easy – and popular – to let your frustrations spill over if you don’t see your investment “moon” instantly as planned. It’s not easy to always stay calm and judicious in a time where empty marketing promises, vaporware, and scam ICO’s seem to be popping up everywhere you look and making a win, granted. And it’s hard to know who to believe in, in a fastmoving, competitive, and very complex world.

Jealousy, fear of the competition, and FOMO can turn into anger, maybe even paranoia, and to let these feelings take control is easy too. This is where you might start bashing developers, the marketing department, sometimes even your own community, your friends – or the competition. Maybe you advised a friend to buy a token, and he lost on it? You feel like defending yourself – by punishing someone. Can war be avoided? Breath… Answer: it depends if you listen to your heart or your head. Breath… What if it’s ok you don’t know everything? What if the competition is not really an enemy but could be seen as a motivational factor? Maybe your seething hatred will vanish if you find out that Ardor – or its competition – is really inspiring, breaking new grounds in the ongoing development of blockchain technology, exploring new possibilities.

On Ardor, much progress was made last week. After much hype and anticipation, we have the ability to learn and use Lightweight Contracts and Transactional Vouchers on the latest experimental release of the Ardor testnet (v2.1.0e), the final map of the Nxter Summer Quest is here, Lior wants StackExchange to be the primary medium for discussion and FAQ’s for the new functionality added to the testnet in the latest release, the Ardor presence on Reddit is growing, with new chat rooms created last week, more documentation was created/updated about Lightweight Contracts and Transactional Vouchers, updates from various child chains and Ignis assets, the Bittrex exchange is promoting the ability to trade USD from your crypto account, and much more.

Thank you for letting us gently inform you about the blockchains we know and love through the week that was.

COMMUNITY

MEETUPS

BUSINESSES ON ARDOR

DEVELOPMENT

EXCHANGES

IN THE MEDIA

PRICE EVOLUTION

This week’s newsletter is put together by apenzl, Jose, James, and rubenbc.


COMMUNITY

  • Jelurida – Updates

Lightweight Contracts and Vouchers live on Testnet!

The holidays are certainly over. Last week Jelurida released Ardor version 2.1.0e along with a mobile app, an experimental release that features Ignis Lightweight Contracts and Vouchers. In order to spur adoption among devs, serious feedback is asked to be given publicly on bitcoin.stackexchange. While the communities that have been created on slack, nxtforum, et.al., are wonderful, they are flawed because they are “walled” and relatively hard to find, as opposed to the open nature of stack exchange.

  •  Ardor v2.1.0e (Testnet)

Lior announced:

Folks, as you can see we just released the lightweight contract feature on testnet, This feature represents over 6 man month of development work. It has many moving pieces and I’m sure you’ll all have many questions and surely you will discover issues. Remember that the key to adoption of Ardor is to attract developers. In order to attract developers we need to push public information. If all our updates remain in a walled gardens like nxtforum and our slack and telegram channels, new developers won’t be able to learn about our platform.

Therefore we ask that all questions about Ardor contracts will be posted in https://bitcoin.stackexchange.com

This will make all our answers public and will help us build knowledge base and our user reputation towards the creation of a stack exchange site dedicated to Ardor.

The reason we like stackoverflow and stackexchange is that they get great Google ranking and are known to provide quality information.
Registration cannot be simpler and we promise to follow up quickly on any question (if we somehow missed something let us know).

Download: https://jelurida.com

This is an experimental release. It is a mandatory upgrade only for testnet nodes, but can also be run on mainnet. On testnet, a hardfork to enable the lightweight contracts feature has been scheduled at height 341500.

Mobile App https://bitbucket.org/Jelurida/ardor/downloads/ardor-client-2.1.0e.apk
SHA256 ea1c8b3e91291ed5887905aa853e6a989b2c1668ae793e884b4b1ff52e52896f

More information about Lightweight Contracts

More information about Transaction Vouchers

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  • Nxter Puzzle: Summer Quest Part V

This week it will rain tokens on fast and smart Nxter puzzlers. Our last city-walk is in Krems an der Donau (Krems), Austria, and the announcement of the final word in the ANG-sponsored 1000 IGNIS account challenge will occur at the Purposeful Games Hackathon in that same city this weekend.

Reveal all words of Stage V and get access to the Stage V Ignis account (remember to keep the passphrase as you will need it to take part in the final stage of the Summer Quest).

The Summer Quest Stage V map can be found here:

Summer Quest

There is also a chance to win 1000 DOM tokens mid-week, as Dominium announces the final word in last week’s Bonus Puzzle passphrase @ 12:00 ECT on August 24th. Countdown and rules here

Remember – if you want to try and collect the 1000 $DOM you must first solve Summer Quest Part IV, it’s needed in order to complete the passphrase to the secret account with the tokens.

All Nxter Puzzles are listed here – and there are still more IGNIS to be claimed:

Nxter Puzzles

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  • New Ardor Chat Rooms on Reddit

Last week long-time community member – patoshi – created two chat rooms on r/Ardor. Reddit is great. What is not so great is how lacking the Ardor presence is, so here’s another chance for you to engage with it – or simply migrate.

Patoshi:

I’ve made 2 chat rooms on reddit ardor. “General” and “Developers”.

Reddit is where all the crypto heads are. This would enable any reddit user to just hop into these ardor chatrooms without the need to download slack,
hence improving adoption and growing the reddit ardor community.

Up to u guys to decide if you want to migrage to reddit chatrooms.
something to test out.
its here: … https://www.reddit.com/chat/r/ardor/channel/1451823_2d596bae6854a672974e59c7402f68f32b0d51da

Source

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MEETUPS

  • Meetup Reminders (By Order)

ANG and the community continue to compile the blockchain Meetup events across our international ecosystem.

      • Hackathon / Gamejam time, August 24-26th in Austria

The time for the first Austrian Purposeful Gaming Hackathon is closing in.

From August 24th – 26th 2018 the Center for Applied Game Studies at Donau University Krems is hosting its first Blockchain Hackathon meets Game Jam Hybrid” event, where Lior Yaffe from Jelurida will also debut and showcase the Lightweight Contract functionality on the Ardor testnet!

This event is free to participate in the conference and/or the hackathon, you just have to pre-register here. The registration will be closed on August 21st.

From the website:

The start of the event is organized as a conference to get in touch not only with blockchain technology, but to also learn more about games with a purpose and about the possibilities you have as young entrepreneur in this particular field.

The participants of the hackathon will be split into two groups with the purpose to create a collector’s game with an educative purpose. An example would be to build a collectible card-game about the “17th century Tulip-Mania” in Amsterdam. The winning team will get a bounty powered by Jelurida.

The program looks awesome! See it here.

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  • Jelurida will Attend Finnovista Pitch Day Madrid, September 18th

Jelurida is one of the first startups to attend the Finnovista event at FPDMadrid in mid-September.

Source

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BUSINESSES ON ARDOR

  • Dominium ITO Update + SCAM Alert

The big day arrived: on August 14th the Dominium pre-ITO began.

Unfortunately, something else happened too: the crypto market crashed, and the overbooked $DOM pre-ITO did NOT sell out, as more than a few pre-orders were not re-ordered and confirmed. This leaves a chance for others who did not get on the list to attend and participate. We also bring to your attention a SCAM that pretends to be the people behind Dominium asking for money to be sent to a BTC / ETC address: something you will NEVER need to do to interact with the Dominium platform!

Gudo Thijssen:

Hi Everyone.
A big day for Dominium and for most of us a long day too. Many orders still need to be confirmed, but we wanted to thank you for sticking with us today.

We (like everyone else) are hoping for a speedy recovery of the crypto markets, so the pre-ITO can be filled quickly, but it does leave a great opportunity for those who missed out on the Whitelist.

The devs have managed to make the website more stable and faster. Monday we hope to be super fast and 100% stable and then we will start with the marketing campaigns again. Yes we lost a week of the pre-ITO, but better this way than putting a plaster on something and hoping for the best. Long term solutions take longer, but give less headaches after (or so we hope).

SCAM ALERT

FYI

nxt6666:
Ardor isn’t a famous coin, and will its price affect DOM?

Dominium Admin:
Hi nxt6666. The price of Ardor has nothing to do with Dominium. We believe in Ardor and once we have our platform live, people will see a proper use case for it. Maybe Dominium will be more famous than Ardor, or maybe Dominium will make Ardor famous. Who knows right.

napdude:
@nxt6666 my understanding is that most people involved with Ardor care a lot about features, usability, scalability, and security. They believe focusing on these issues will be best for the demand for Ardor transactions and coins in the long run. Also, that approach seemed to work well in 2017 – Ardor was #3 most profitable crypto asset, beating bitcoin’s 1318% rise with a stunning 16809% rise.

Learn more: ANNWebsite | Pitch Deck | English Telegram Chatroom | Telegram Announcements

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  • C2C Updates

A month ago IDAX announced that they added Ignis-based C2C to their crypto exchange.

Today, a trading campaign was announced which will reward the next month’s top 50 traders of C2C tokens with 560,406 C2C.

C2C contest announcement on IDAX

CoinMarketCap now lists C2C, the first Ignis asset listed by them.

Travin Keith wrote:

C2C is the first Ardor asset on CMC – https://coinmarketcap.com/currencies/c2c-system/#markets

The C2C system wants to make it convenient to convert any paper currency and coins into many different cryptocurrencies, including the C2C currency itself. With strategically located ATMs, travelers should no longer need to worry about leftover paper bills and coins from the remaining purchases after a business trip. In some locations, travelers who do not want to be exposed to market volatility will be able to choose the AEUR coin, a coin that is pegged 1:1 with the Euro by ArdorGate in cooperation with MisterTango. C2C is an asset token issued on the Ardor platform.

Website | Whitepaper | Twitter

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  • EZYcount – Private Token Sale

On August 15, Phase 2 of the EZY TaaL token sale began.

TOKEN SALE SCHEDULE:

15 AUG-14 SEP:
+10% TOKENS
1CHF = 11 TOKENS

15 SEP-15 OCT:
PUBLIC SALE
1CHF = 10 TOKENS

EZYcount is an online accounting software developed in Switzerland for self-employed and SMB’s. The goal of the token sale is to raise funds for AI integration into the EZYcount accounting and invoicing software so that, hopefully, within two years the product will be mature enough to automatically do ALL your accounting for you by observing and learning what transactions are for what purposes (rent, bills, tax deduction etc.). EZYcount will be using a new software licensing model called Token as a License (Taal). This token will represent a lifelong and tradeable software license for EZYcount solutions.

You can purchase EZY TaaL tokens with USD, CHF, EUR, BTC, ETH, LTC, ARDR and all Ardor child chain tokens. If EZYcount does not reach their minimum target of CHF 1 million, they will refund all amounts invested.

In a recent blog post, EZYcount wrote it has also applied for an Accounting startup Accelerator program.

Accounting industry – innovation-friendly or not?

Join the ICO

Website | WhitepaperMedium | LinkedIn | Reddit | Twitter

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  • Triffic Pre-ICO Update

Triffic’s pre-ICO Part 2 begins September 3rd, 2018. Currently, Triffic’s GPS tokens are Ignis assets, but this will change when they migrate to a Triffic child chain. Before the ICO goes public you need to whitelist your account according to KYC / AML procedures, join the whitelist here.

 

ANN | Website | Pitch Deck | Whitepaper | English Telegram

Public Sale Supply: 100,000,000 GPS Tokens / Total Supply: 1,000,000,000 GPS Token

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  • Bitswift Child Chain Update

Canadian Bitswift is getting ready to release their $CASH tokens. Becoming a point of entry into the crypto world for the average Canadian person by converting Canadian dollars (CAD) into vouchers using the new Ardor Voucher System is only a part of the ambitious goal they work for.

Bitswiftbro explains to new users what the Bitswift child chain is all about:

The goal with Bitswift blockchain is to integrate and educate new users into the new token economy. Bitswift is setting up to become a low friction gateway to crypto. This means many new users will enter / exit crypto via Bitswift. Our focus is on the general public, not on the crypto-savvy nerds.

We have been busy with the business frameworks and support and installations force to make this possible which is why you see profitible and functional tech business operating behind bitswift gearing up to promote, educate and install. Tech business already has 500 + active clients, mom and pop shops, resteraunts, hotels, motels, people that trust our brand with their tech infrastructure etc. The tech business is composed of a group of independant contractors all collectivley working together to promote Bitswift products and services. We leach off eachothers skillsets more or less to provide the best solution for our customers.  Everyone is their own boss.

So we are well ahead of the game establishing trust and making business relationships.  If a business allows you to recommend and install their servers, and point of sale equipment, then who’s to say they are not going to take your advice when you start recommending they deal in crypto.  If it helps the business become more profitible and productive, why would we not recommend it?

I think if we can build out a fleet of people to provide a point of contact, a sense of trust, then it will be more easy for the average user to put their faith in crypto. This is part of the goal with our shop, simply to provide a mechanism to build trust among customers. When people receive their products from Bitswift, they are more opt to trust the brand. There is a bigger picture here than just some tech shop and tech company on the internet.

Our 500 customers  are already dealing with us, either purchasing products, or allowing us to support their IT infrastructure, some we already have into Bitswift as they were interested in Bitcoin and so we got talking about Bitswift during business meetings etc, and some show interest in purchasing.  This is part of the reason we are developing Bitswift.cash, we have had customers wanting to purchase crypto from us… enough requests that it was time to build a platform for them to purchase Bitswift tokens easily without the manual friction of dealing with me.

BP:
So the cash is being developed to integrate CAD and crypto, similar to Ardorgate but with Canadian banks?

bitswiftbro:
^No to banks
but yes to CAD – > Crypto via the Ardor Voucher System.

BP:
Awesome. For the cash vouchers, do you need some type of license in Canada? If not, this would certainly be an interesting option for small shops that want to have customized rewards/gift card like system at almost no cost

bitswiftbro:
No to license.
Anyone can buy these vouchers at Canada Post, Canadian Tire, convenience stores, etc.
Or you can buy them online : https://www.topmeup.ca/opv/Purchase.aspx?product=FLEXPE

Once you have a voucher code you can instantly convert it on our platform for bitswift tokens.

Bitswift Community Updates

Join Bitswift on TelegramDiscord, and Reddit.

Learn more about the Bitswift ecosystem

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  • Janus – Status Update

Bjorn, from the Janus Team:

The gpu farm is close to being done. Waiting on end of month delivery. We will be testing experimental mining gear. Fpga 215+ acorn rig boosting device. I am currently building large pcie lane machine to handle 5 at once. Requires threadripper cpu. If it works it means we add 20-35% more hashpower for 1/5th cost of buying more gpu.

Then Lobos needs to finish the coin exchange.
And we bring our plans full circle.

Janus Ardor asset ID: 4348103880042995903.

Website | Follow Janus on Telegram and Twitter.

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DEVELOPMENT

  • Nxtwiki.org update – Lightweight Contracts

We share Lior’s enthusiasm about the great many use cases that the Lightweight Contracts functionality provides and are happy to point you to further documentation! Lightweight Contracts are now executable on the Ardor testnet and Nxtwiki has been updated – yes, it is called nxtwiki.

Introduction to Lightweight Contracts

Lightweight Contracts represent a framework to develop a layer of automation on top of the existing Ardor APIs.

Contracts are developed by implementing pre-defined interfaces. The contract code is deployed to the blockchain as cloud data transaction which stores the code itself and a contract reference transaction which provides the trigger to activate the contract and provides the setup parameters.

Learn more about the concepts behind the lightweight contracts in this introduction article and review some frequently asked questions.

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  • Blockchain Ardor #5: Transaction Vouchers

Demetrius released a new episode detailing the versatility of the newly released Transactional Vouchers feature on testnet.

 

  • Nxtwiki.org – Transaction Vouchers

More information has been added to the nxtwiki about these new and powerful transactional vouchers.

1 Introduction to Transaction Vouchers

See an article about transaction vouchers and their use cases.

Usage Example

Vouchers are useful when Alice wants Bob to pay her in a secure tamper proof way.

Assume that Alice wants Bob to pay her 100 IGNIS. Alice logs into the wallet using Bob’s address and using the normal send money dialog performs a payment from Bob to her account. She enters her passphrase and checks the voucher checkbox. As a result the wallet generates a digitally signed voucher which she sends to Bob as a json file or QR code off blockchain. Nothing is submitted to the blockchain at this stage.

Bob now uses the “Load Voucher” function from the wallet to load Alice’s voucher. He double checks all the details then signs and submits voucher to the blockchain.

The result is that Alice received her payment while Bob now has the voucher file or QR code which represents an invoice for his financial records. Alice got her tokens and Bob is sure that he really paid Alice and that Alice indeed has a passphrase to her account. This voucher is tamper proof.

Source

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  • Weekly Reminder

We want YOU to sign up for ardor-nxt stackexchange! Kindly register and upvote in order to facilitate the StackExchange creation process for Ardor and Nxt and move it out of the staging zone. Upvote popular questions. Everyone who registers will get 5 upvotes, please use them to bring the questions asked up to 10 upvotes to help create more assets for the community!

In Over_watchtower’s words:

We are almost there. Currently we need just one more follower and 22 questions with a score of 10 votes.

Here is how it works:
Each proposal/follower will have the opportunity of upvoting 5 different questions and no more. We have enough questions already, but you are welcome to ask another and we will gladly provide an adequate response. But what we need even more to be qualified in this stage is more upvotes on questions with less than 10 scores as there are many.

Please visit: https://area51.stackexchange.com/proposals/119259/ardor-nxt to register your email address(es) and fully utilize your 5 upvotes if you havent.

Remember that stackoverflow and stackexchange get great Google ranking and are known to provide quality information which is just part of what we need right now.

Registration cannot be simpler and we promise to follow up quickly on any question (if we somehow missed something let us know).

Remember, you have only five (5) votes per proposal, lets make our votes count.

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EXCHANGES

  • Korean Exchange Bitsonic Listed ARDR

The Bitsonic exchange listed ARDR, including a little release with links to the Jelurida whitepaper and to the ANG Ardor platform website.

example

아더(ARDR)

  • 아더(Ardor)는 유효성이 증명된 Nxt 블록체인에서 진화된 BaaS(Blockchain-as-a-Service) 플랫폼입니다. 아더는 유니크한 부모-자식(parent-child) 체인 구조로, 하나의 시큐리티 체인과 다수의 트랜잭션 체인을 가지며 3가지 장점을 가지고 있습니다. 1) 블록체인 팽창 감소, 2) 다수의 거래가능한 토큰 제공, 3) 바로 사용 가능한 상호연결된 블록체인 호스팅
  • 최초 발행: 2016-07-23
  • 웹사이트: https://www.ardorplatform.org/
  • 백서: https://www.jelurida.com/sites/default/files/JeluridaWhitepaper.pdf

Source

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  • TOKOK Exchange Lists NXT

For free even! Next will be ARDR.

Resultado de imagen de exchange tokok

nxt6666

NXT is added to the exchange today for free, and ardor will be next

Website | Twitter  | Telegram

Source

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  • Support your Tokens

As always, there are opportunities for community voting to help list Ardor / Nxt / Ignis on new crypto exchanges and even some old ones. As long as the listings are still up, there are still opportunities for you to help the community by casting your vote.

Bittrex

Want to participate in USD trading on @BittrexExchange? Click the link below to find out how the Seattle-based exchange offers USD trading for various accounts, assuming you meet certain KYC / AML criteria.

CoinPulse

You can vote for NXT/ARDR/IGNIS here:

https://request.coinpulse.io/suggestions/7170/nxt-coin-decentralizing-the-future

https://request.coinpulse.io/suggestions/7171/ardor-platform-ardr

https://request.coinpulse.io/suggestions/7172/ignis-coin

Bithumb

Let your voice be heard:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdzAZF-CnfquN4MomAOzoWb_GZEUl9PZmtLQi18Cfg4sZPJXg/viewform

CryptalDash – Request for your Favorite Coin to be Listed

https://www.cryptaldash.com/request-coin-listing

Shardax – Vote for Ardor to be Listed

Resultado de imagen de shardax

https://shardax.com/listing

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IN THE MEDIA

  • Medium – Dominium Giveaway in Nxter Summer Quest

This article is literally an ad for the Nxter Summer Quest and how Dominium decided to join in on this great promotion and offer 1000 DOM tokens. If you want to know the history of the past week’s Summer Quests.

The author wrote:

The secret word from Dominium will be announced on Aug 24, 2018 12:00 CET.

Link to the countdown: https://www.timeanddate.com

For more information, please go to: https://www.nxter.org/summer-quest/

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  • Blockchain Platforms – Ardor vs EOS

EOS has excelled at turning hype into investor funding. They raised $4 BILLION! In the below comparison it is written that the EOS blockchain can run 1000 transactions-per-second (TPS) up to unlimited. Please, ground yourself in the truth people who shill themselves out to write about EOS.

 

Lior:

Who is writing these articles? EOS doing 1000 tps to unlimited? Really?
Both this article and the Cardano one is comparing features working in production in the case of Ardor with marketing materials in the case of EOS and Cardano.

mrv777:

Maybe we should start saying how in the future Ardor tps may be unlimited….just don’t specify how far into the future XD

Lior:

But it is not unlimited…
The EOS tps is not unlimited as well, in fact I can promise you they won’t do 1000 tps on mainet ever and perhaps not even 100 tps.

How Jelurida plans to scale globally:

https://medium.com/@lyaffe/visa-scale-blockchain-565423c54fd8

https://www.jelurida.com/ardor-roadmap

Source

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PRICE EVOLUTION

  • Weekly NXT/ARDR/IGNIS Price Evolution

The following graphic shows the NXT / Bitcoin exchange price at Bittrex over this past week:

The following graphic shows the ARDR / Bitcoin exchange price at Bittrex over this past week:

The following graphic shows the IGNIS / Bitcoin exchange price at Bittrex over this past week:

 

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And that is the news of last week! There is a lot a bad information out there and we hope to provide your with only the honest truth – sans hype and blatant lies. If you value this we hope to find you here next week!

Help Nxter.org continue to provide focused coverage and grow by rewarding us for our efforts. Donate to MEKH, our loving patron: NXT-TK9J-MEKH-MUP9-HFCH2 / ARDOR-TK9J-MEKH-MUP9-HFCH2. Thanks.

Want to follow us on Twitter or Telegram for important breaking updates during the week as they happen – please do!

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Nxter News – August 2018 (II): There Is Nothing Better Than A Friend, Unless It Is A Friend With Chocolate

 

August (II)

 

Welcome, dear Nxters and other followers!

Friends are great! They are there when you need them and sometimes provide you with chocolate. Not everyone is your friend though, as we cover later, friends do not try and scam you. Friends support and encourage you to be the best version of yourself.

Technology is, of course, no substitute for friends, humans are social creatures after all. Yet, technology can help us do great things. We can communicate almost effortlessly with people across the globe as long as they have an internet connection. Technology more than globalization has connected people across vast distances and cultures, allowing us to be friends with people well beyond our immediate geographic vicinity.

Speaking of friends, this week Dominium wants to help you win 1000 DOM tokens by completing our ongoing Nxter Puzzle series, the installer for the Lightweight Contracts is ready according to Lior, another video by CryptoDemetrius explains bunding and 0 fee transactions, Elizabeth sponsors a Raspberry Pi 3 with Ardor pre-installed that you can win by taking the Ardor Bootcamp Course, updates about Triffic, Dominium, and EZYcount and their respective communities, a great Snapchat clone was created on Ardor using the power of friendship Unconfirmed Transactions, and a strong Weekly Reminder regarding a particularly stupid scam – and much more!

With friends you are not lost as you discover the news of the week that was, with this newsletter as your guide!

COMMUNITY

MEETUPS

BUSINESSES ON ARDOR

DEVELOPMENT

EXCHANGES

  • Support your Tokens
    • CoinPulse – You can vote for NXT/ARDR/IGNIS
    • Bithumb – Let your Voice be Heard
    • CryptalDash – Request for your Favorite Coin to be Listed
    • Shardax – Vote for Ardor to be Listed

IN THE MEDIA

PRICE EVOLUTION

This week’s newsletter is put together by apenzl, Jose, James, and rubenbc.


COMMUNITY

  • Jelurida – Updates

Lior is back, and so is the rest of Jelurida. There are less than two weeks to prepare for the anticipated launch of Lightweight Contract functionality on the Ardor testnet ahead at the Hackathon, mentioned below, in Austria.

https://twitter.com/lioryaffe/status/1026755398521507840

Reloaded after the summer holidays – and so is the Nxter team, BTW. Lior shows off the Lightweight Contracts installer below.

Did you forget about Nxt? This video posted on Jelurida’s YouTube channel last week reminds us of its awesomeness:

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  • Nxter Puzzle: Win IGNIS + DOM and Other Tokens

Stage IV of the Summer Quest takes you on a walk through the lovely city of Rotterdam, Netherlands.

Rotterdam is the city where one of the upcoming Ardor child chain businesses is based – Dominium.

The rules are the same as before: find the hidden words on the map, combine them into a passphrase, and you are one step closer to winning the 1000 IGNIS prize, sponsored by ANG, which will be released in Stage 6. Even though the Rotterdam walk is just a step towards this, madfox the “Puzzle Master” also left some goodies in the Rotterdam account for the first person who solves it.

And guess what? When Dominium heard about this walk, they decided to contribute 1000 DOM tokens into a bonus game as well, which you can pick up by 1. Walking the walk, 2. Solving a bonus puzzle 3. Combining the words from the walk (Summer Quest Stage IV) + the bonus puzzle (August II) + a final word which will be published on Dominium’s official Twitter account after their ITO has gone live. 25 words in total. In the account is the following singleton asset:

1000 DOM tokens will be transferred to the account that redeems the asset. To get it – login to the bonus account and transfer the singleton asset to your own account. And better hurry – first come first served 😉 You can read up on DOM and the Dominium platform in this segfaultsteve review, and below. Thanks for sponsoring the prize, Gudo.

The Summer Quest Stage IV map + DOM bonus puzzle can be found here:

Summer Quest

All Nxter Puzzles are listed here – and there are still more IGNIS to be found:

Nxter Puzzles

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  • Win a Raspberry Pi 3 with Ardor Bootcamp and the ANG

Remember our coverage of the awesome Ardor Bootcamp on Udemy?

Eric Funk (@efunkem), the great creator, has been updating the course, and right now you can enter to win a Raspi 3 pre-installed with an Ardor node if you complete the course in time for the giveaway, which is sponsored by the Ardor Nxt Group. Here’s how:

1) Enroll with the $10 discount code: http://bit.ly/2BfbD1M
2) Get the password at the end of the course – it opens the final instructions!

The winner will be announced on September 3rd. More info is in the video below. Go!

Also, check the ANG contest-page

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  • Video – Blockchain Ardor #4: Bundling, 0 Fee Transactions, and Hedging

Another video from CryptoDemetrius – this time explaining bundling, and the significance of 0 fee transactions. A good ten-minute use of your time if you do not fully appreciate the above Ardor concepts. Jelurida is working on creating more bundler templates that highlight the extreme customizability that they afford businesses.

Nxters, CryptoDemetrius wrote:

The video series will be expanding. I’m aiming to release a new “Blockchain Ardor” demo/tutorial approximately every other week. On the off weeks, I will put out an “Ardor Update” discussing general ongoings. The structure of this second series is still being determined (I want consistent segments each episode) but it will likely be no more than 5 minutes in length, and will try to be including 3-5 bullet point updates directly from Jelurida once per month in an “Ardor Update.”

If you want to see subtitles in your language, let me know and I can provide the file with timestamps! It’s a very simple process for me to upload additional languages.

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MEETUPS

  • Meetup Reminders (By Order)

ANG and the community continue to compile the blockchain Meetup events across our international ecosystem.

      • Hackathon / Gamejam time, August 24-26th in Austria

The time for the first Austrian purposeful gaming hackathon is closing in.

From August 24th – 26th 2018 the Center for Applied Game Studies at Donau University Krems is hosting its first Blockchain Hackathon meets Game Jam Hybrid”event, where Lior Yaffe from Jelurida will also debut and showcase the Lightweight Contract functionality on the Ardor testnet!

This event is free to participate in the conference and/or the hackathon, you just have to pre-register here. The registration will be closed on August 21st.

From the website:

The start of the event is organized as a conference to get in touch not only with blockchain technology, but to also learn more about games with a purpose and about the possibilities you have as young entrepreneur in this particular field.

The participants of the hackathon will be split into two groups with the purpose to create a collector’s game with an educative purpose. An example would be to build a collectible card-game about the “17th century Tulip-Mania” in Amsterdam. The winning team will get a bounty powered by Jelurida.

The program looks awesome! See it here.

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  • Jelurida will Attend Finnovista Pitch Day Madrid, September 18th

Jelurida is one of the first startups to attend the Finnovista event at FPDMadrid in mid-September.

Source

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BUSINESSES ON ARDOR

  • Triffic Pre-ICO Update

Triffic’s pre-ICO Part 2 begins September 3rd, 2018. Before the ICO goes public you need to whitelist your account according to KYC / AML procedures, join the whitelist here. As mentioned last week, the reason for the ICO hiatus is for interested parties to be able to test the Triffic app, the all-important interface between users and a blockchain-powered, gamified GPS experience.

 

ANN | Website | Pitch Deck | Whitepaper | English Telegram

Public Sale Supply: 100,000,000 GPS Tokens / Total Supply: 1,000,000,000 GPS Token

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  • Dominium ITO is live, and AMA Done

The Dominium pre-ITO is live this August 14, 12:00 CEST, for those who are on the whitelist!

Last week, on Thursday, August 9th, there was a Dominium AMA (ask me anything) on Reddit. Dominium is a global property platform using blockchain technology in order to help real estate professionals, authorities, organizations, and investors succeed through a global centralized marketplace for all property related activities. What follows are some of the questions that members of our community asked which were answered by Dominium staff. There also is a great video that explains their token model and how they plan to use the funds raised in the ITO.

Dominium AMA on 9th August 12pm GMT from icocrypto

Additionally, the Dominium team also had time to answer some other questions asked by the community:

martis:

What is Dominium’s plan of liquidating crypto, which will be received in ITO? Dump them or something else?

Gudo Thijssen responded:

Most of the Crypto received will be converted to Euros and GBP as we will purchase property with this. We will of course keep some Ardor as we will need to pay fees with this, but it should be clear that we are building a property portfolio to generate sustainable income, which in turn is used to buy back and burn DOM.

martis:

Yes, I understand you cannot buy property with crypto (yet), except with AEUR, of course 🙂
My point in question was about timing of liquidating of crypto.

Gudo Thijssen:

You are right, not yet 🙂 give us some time 😉 We are looking to liquidate crypto as it comes in, as it is not our goal to be speculators on crypto fluctuations. It is exactly what we are trying to avoid with our structure. Steady rental income = steady demand for DOM = stable price & burn = less in circulation = steady increase in price. That’s what we all want to see.

utmich utmich

[I fear] Ardor is not liquid enough and I want to know how much it will affect Ardor price.

Dominium Admin

Hi Utmich. As mentioned *we will not sell Ardor, as this we will use for future fees on the childchain*. We may sell some, but we are of course not going to crash the Ardor price!

This video explains the “buy and burn” procedure and how DOM tokens will, hopefully, retain their value:

The Dominium ITO has sparked a lot of mentions and articles, some great and some of lower quality. A recent article in cryptodaily.co.uk talks about Dominium (mentioning Ardor), and another, published on Hackernoon, goes into great detail about the history of IPO’s, the dot-com bubble, token economics, ICO’s vs. ITO’s, as well as the dangers and potential gains associated with them. The author analyses what Dominium offers and why they chose an ITO as an investment model.

Learn more: ANNWebsite | Pitch Deck | English Telegram Chatroom | Telegram Announcements

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  • EZYcount – Private Token Sale

EZYcount is one of the first companies to market the term, Token-as-a-License (Taal). The idea of tying software license to a blockchain token is useful because it is impossible to lose, and is very easy to verify who the current owner of the license is. A current example of a life-long EZYcount TaaL would probably cost around 20,000 EZY tokens (around 2,000 CHF) and would grant the holder of the TaaL usage of EZYcount software in-perpetuity. Last week EZYcount joined the SAP open ecosystem and announced that they have a bounty program!

https://twitter.com/EZYcountsuisse/status/1027949000438296578

The private token sale is ongoing with the second round beginning next week. The public token sale is slated for September 2018.

Join the ICO

PRIVATE TOKEN SALE IS LIVE +20% BONUS  FOR EVERY CHF INVESTED, RECEIVE 12 TOKENS INSTEAD OF 10.

Website | WhitepaperMedium | LinkedIn | Reddit | Twitter

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  • Janus – Status Update

The ongoing story of Janus continues with its twists and turns. For the latest update about Janus’ tokens issued on the Ignis chain, see last week’s newsly. A project that was completed last week, or at least publically working, is their blockchain news aggregator site.

ascendus wrote:

Hi, guys. Our new aggregator news website: https://coinhub.news Check it out!

Janus Ardor asset ID: 4348103880042995903.

Website | Follow Janus on Telegram and Twitter.

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DEVELOPMENT

  • Decentralized Snapchat Version on top of Ardor

Recently we covered a Twitter clone on Ardor, and this week we present to you a private decentralized chat app: Burning Messages. Very much like Snapchat, and the messages will expire after 10 minutes! This is another great example of a creative use of the blockchain and demonstrates, yet again, how Ardor technology – like unconfirmed transactions – is your friend. Check out the MEDIA section for an article from the creator with more specifics about the power of unconfirmed transactions.

galeki

Built my new toy: Burning Messages, a private chat dApps using only the Unconfirmed Transactions of Ardor
http://localhost:27876/nxt?requestType=downloadTaggedData&transactionFullHash=e8fc908195253d312a6341565808fc94d5f12cbab14c6de37f73a21e023fa0c1&chain=2&retrieve=true

martis

That’s brilliant!!! These messages will expire and disappear I think after 10 minutes. But three letters companies will not be happy

aajaji_m

This is awesome man! You have just built a decentralized version of Snapshat.

berzelius

To make sure they can’t ever be included in the blockchain, you can attach an invalid reference transaction hash (it requires an extra deposit, which will be returned once the transaction expires)

palheiro

Could a massive use of it collapse the bandwitch of the nodes? (I know nothing about tech, but a free and massive use of a network seems strange to me)

berzelius

If the transaction pool is full, those with zero fee are the first to be discarded

almonte

I tried bundling the transaction with a not valid reference transaction and indeed, it is not possible to bundle it. I can think about several use cases IoT related where it can be useful.

Learn more about the article Galeki wrote on Medium here.

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  • Weekly Reminder – Neither NXT nor Ardor are Mined, they are 100% PoS

WARNING: A few days ago we stumpled upon the (maybe) latest SCAM: Nxtminer. Their “offer” is packages for the mining of NXT, perhaps they do not know that Nxt and mining do not go hand-in-hand … what a shabby scam. Do not be fooled, these people are not your friends as friends do not lie to you and try to steal your money! Side note – if your friends do act that way, get new friends!

100% SCAM – https://nxtminer.com:

All of the mining power is backed up by physical miners

jose:

And if you click on the transaction id, their payments seem to be random transactions

rubenbc

all the identifiers of the transactions lead to the same transaction https://nxtportal.org/transactions/16075002943537673039

It might be even worse than the Nigerian prince’s emails pleading for money. As much as the media ignores us, Nxt’s blockchain is the first 100% PoS blockchain. Come on guys, if you are going to scam others at least know your platforms.

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EXCHANGES

  • Support your Tokens

As always, there are opportunities for community voting to help list Ardor / Nxt / Ignis on new crypto exchanges and even some old ones. As long as the listings are still up there are still opportunities for you to help the community by casting your vote, new this week is Shardax!

CoinPulse

You can vote for NXT/ARDR/IGNIS here:

https://request.coinpulse.io/suggestions/7170/nxt-coin-decentralizing-the-future

https://request.coinpulse.io/suggestions/7171/ardor-platform-ardr

https://request.coinpulse.io/suggestions/7172/ignis-coin

Bithumb

Let your voice be heard:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdzAZF-CnfquN4MomAOzoWb_GZEUl9PZmtLQi18Cfg4sZPJXg/viewform

CryptalDash – Request for your Favorite Coin to be Listed

https://www.cryptaldash.com/request-coin-listing

Shardax – Vote for Ardor to be Listed

Resultado de imagen de shardax

https://shardax.com/listing

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IN THE MEDIA

  • Medium – Power of Unconfirmed – Let’s Start with Another Toy I Built on Ardor last Weekend

Man, some people are better at spending their weekends be productive than others! Longtime community member, galeki, built a Snapchat clone in Ardor and wrote this post about it. Learn about how this product makes use of Unconfirmed Transactions to send 0 fee instant messages that are not recorded on the blockchain!

I call it Burning Messages.

It’s a Private Chat dApp build on the Ardor platform.

You can download it using the Ardor Data Cloud (full client required):

http://localhost:27876/nxt?requestType=downloadTaggedData&transactionFullHash=e8fc908195253d312a6341565808fc94d5f12cbab14c6de37f73a21e023fa0c1&chain=2&retrieve=true

The author wrote:

What’s the difference?

Burning Messages uses the Unconfirmed Transactions of the Ardor platform.

The idea is to send encrypted messages with 0 fee which will never be confirmed or recorded on the blockchain.

That’s means messages are gone after deadlines (15 mins by default) — they are Burning. 🙂

But for chatting that’s quite enough, and it even brings some advantages:

Messages are instant, depending on the speed of broadcasting. It no longer depends on blocktime.
No one can dig through your chat history or steal your messages — everything is gone after the deadlines.
It’s free. An account with a verified public key is the only thing you need.
I’ve tested the chatting between a Tokyo and a Los Angeles node. The messages showed with a 1~2 seconds delay, almost like an instant messenger app.

Read article

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  • Lior Yaffe at Medium – Blockchain But…

This week Lior points out the dangers of shortcuts and not fully appreciating the dangers inherent in improperly using anything, be it a product development methodology or a clone of a blockchain. An informative read.

Lior wrote:

(…) Recently, I’m seeing a similar trend in the blockchain world, I call it “Blockchain But”. For example, I’m running a blockchain but the token has no value, but there is only a limited number of block generators, but I’m replacing the working consensus algorithm with something which is simple to hack, but I’m setting up some centralization mechanism, but I assume all parties are honest, but I assume nobody will spam my network, but I can censor transactions, but I store most data off chain, but I don’t care about blockchain bloat and on and on.

All these “buts” usually represent lack of understanding of decentralization and the basic principals behind the blockchain revolution. Furthermore, such compromises lead to sub-standard implementations which may prove insecure or dysfunctional in the long run.

Read article

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PRICE EVOLUTION

  • Weekly NXT/ARDR/IGNIS Price Evolution

The following graphic shows the NXT / Bitcoin exchange price at Bittrex over this past week:

The following graphic shows the ARDR / Bitcoin exchange price at Bittrex over this past week:

The following graphic shows the IGNIS / Bitcoin exchange price at Bittrex over this past week:

 

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And that is the news of last week! We are happy you found your way here this week, and hopefully, we will find you back here next week, but we cannot offer you chocolate!

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Nxter News – August 2018 (I): The Real Voyage Of Discovery Consists Not In Seeking New Landscapes, But In Having New Eyes

 

August (I)

 

Welcome, dear Nxters and other followers!

To voyage conjures up images of brave people doing brave things as they traverse the unknown. The NASA Voyager probes famously provided humanity the first glimpses of the outer planets and discovered much data about these mysterious solar bodies and they are now beyond the reaches of the Solar System traveling into interstellar space. But you need not be a space probe or a brave adventurer to “voyage” through your life as discovery can be as simple as looking at something with new eyes. Albert Einstein, perhaps the epitome of genius, once said: “It is not that I am smart, it is just that I stay with problems longer.” Looking at a frustrating problem from a new perspective can often provide the inspiration to solve it, as can be the same with looking at something familiar a new way – perhaps you will appreciate it more. The blockchain is no different – it can make something you know well new again by thinking or approaching it from a new perspective!

Take, for instance, the relatively new Jelurida Public License, an open source license for cryptocurrencies. What is also not old, in fact quite the opposite, is the relevant news of last week. Last week Jelurida was, as always working, but how often do they publish press releases about non-affiliation with a Nxt clone? The Nxter Summer Quest Puzzle continues in Lugano, updates from the ANG, news about C2C, Triffic, and Dominium, a great compilation of Ardor and Ignis links by CryptoDemetrius, a new Chrome extension that allows you to record notes on URLs in the blockchain, an Ardor.World update, news about the Twitter clone on Ardor, and much more!

You are not lost, you are on a voyage of discovery through the week that was, and this newsletter is your captain, your guide!

COMMUNITY

MEETUPS

BUSINESSES ON ARDOR

CLONES

DEVELOPMENT

EXCHANGES

IN THE MEDIA

PRICE EVOLUTION

This week’s newsletter is put together by apenzl, Jose, James, and rubenbc.


COMMUNITY

  • Jelurida – Updates

Latest development news from Jelurida is still Lightweight Contracts – what can you say? Our Nxter newsletter is published EVERY single week, so give them a break to develop the future. Read up on Lightweight Contracts. The tweet above also draws your attention to the change in the Ardor roadmap above.

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  • Nxter Puzzle: Win IGNIS

Did you begin the journey we started last week? Walking is a great way to voyage through the unknown and last week we went through Hadera, Israel, and Lancaster, USA. Kudos to those who completed the first two parts of the Summer Quest!

This week the walk continues, the Summer Quest STAGE III, which takes you through part of Lugano, Switzerland, where Jelurida has its newly opened main office. For those who missed the photos from the previous weeks, this stage will help you appreciate the effortless beauty of Lugano.

madfox writes:

The Summer Quest is ongoing!

Reveal all 12 words of Stage III walking the streets of beautiful Lugano and get access to the Stage III Ignis account (remember to keep the passphrase as you will need it to take part in the final stage of the Summer Quest).

When you log in to the Stage III account you will find an encrypted message and may challenge our bonus puzzle! The bonus puzzle is a picture with another encrypted passphrase. Solve it and get your IGNIS!

You can see the Stage III area with all clues here:

Summer Quest

Unnecessary to say, the first Summer Quest account has been emptied already but bonuses are added along the way, keep up by following @madfox and all the blockchain accounts you unlock.

All ongoing IGNIS puzzles are listed here:

Nxter Puzzles

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  • The Ardor and Nxt Group – NXT bounties

  • The Bounty for Setting up Ardor Nodes has Ended – Long live Nxt Nodes

Last month the ANG incentivized people to spin up Nxt nodes. The bounty of 249 IGNIS for setting up Ardor nodes has now ended.

Elizabeth wrote:

The bounty for the Ardor node has ended and we acquired 32 new nodes! The bounty payouts can be seen here.

https://ardornxt.io/bounties/set-ardor-node

Bounties for setting up Nxt nodes will be available through August or until 50 nodes in total have been set up! Details are below for how to spin up a server and claim the 249 NXT bounty:

https://ardornxt.io/bounties/set-nxt-public-node

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  • New One Pager is Up!

CryptoDemetrius, also behind last week’s Ardor presentation video – the beginning of an Ardor video tour has updated his very handy Ardor and Ignis cheat sheet. The goal is to have a convenient access point for all the knowledge about the Ardor and Ignis systems nicely organized by category. If you have specific questions or want to learn more about a piece of functionality of the Ardor platform, then this is a nice guide to reference.

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  • Video – ARDOR КРИПТОВАЛЮТА – ОБЗОР МОНЕТЫ ARDR

This Russian-language video does a good job of introducing Ardor and goes into detail talking about the Ardor client, some of the functionality therein, the Technical Roadmap, the Jelurida team, and more. Reference material in the video is in English so it is possible for non-Russian speakers to follow along.

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MEETUPS

  • Meetup Reminders (By Order)

ANG and the community continue to compile the blockchain Meetup events across our international ecosystem.

      • Hackathon / Gamejam time, August 24-26th in Austria

Learn about Purposeful Gaming on the blockchain with this upcoming workshop/hackathon in lovely Krems, Austria. How can you not be entertained when they have David Hasselhoff in their promotional tweets? This Hackathon is now only a few weeks away and, if all goes according to plan, will be where Jelurida debuts the Lightweight Contact functionality on the Ardor testnet.

Travin Keith will speak, and the Linux Foundation wrote on their website:

The goal of this event is to unite the disciplines of blockchain-development and game studies in a meaningful way.

At this first event of this kind we like to introduce the “Blockchain as a service platform” Ardor with its unique “Childchain Architecture” and the brand new “lightweight contracts”. The participants of the hackathon will be split into two groups with the purpose to create a collector’s game with an educative purpose. An example would be to build a collectible card-game about the “17th century Tulip-Mania” in Amsterdam. The winning team will get a bounty powered by Jelurida.

Source

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  • Jelurida will Attend Finnovista Pitch Day Madrid, September 18th

Jelurida is one of the first startups to attend the Finnovista event at FPDMadrid in mid-September.

Source

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BUSINESSES ON ARDOR

  • C2C Quiz

Two weeks ago IDAX announced that they added Ignis-based C2C to their crypto exchange, and now IDAX is promoting a quiz, which ends on August 10th, that will test your C2C knowledge and reward you with airdrop tokens. This is a good way to win free tokens, provided you have properly registered.

IDAX  – Join C2C Quiz To Win C2C Airdrop

 

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  • Triffic Pre-ICO Update

Last week Triffic, the company behind the blockchain powered GPS app, reached their ICO soft cap, but postponed Part Two of their pre-ICO until September, as they want to launch a public BETA program first to address the BIGGEST question from potential investors: “how can I test the app?” Triffic announced that they have been accepted into Apple’s app test program, which makes it a lot easier for people to just start testing their app before they decide on investing. This is a great show of good faith by Triffic as it is important for them to remove all doubt in people’s minds about the validity of their product by allowing interested parties to experiment with the app. There will be a bounty system for testers.

 

Elizabeth Mong had a 23+ minute video chat with founder James Malach and Christian Wallace – an in-person update about Triffic’s progress, a quick showcase of their constantly improving app, an explanation of Triffic fuel and their future monetization plans – and time zone issues. You can watch the chat below:

Triffic’s GPS token is currently an asset running on the Ignis child chain (ID: 3123987739214429747) but will eventually become a token on the upcoming Triffic child chain. The Triffic app will earn its users GPS tokens and build localized ecosystems using the child chain Marketplace, and incentivize local businesses to issue tokens on the Triffic chain.

ANN | Website | Pitch Deck | Whitepaper | English Telegram

Public Sale Supply: 100,000,000 GPS Tokens / Total Supply: 1,000,000,000 GPS Token

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  • Dominium ITO: Interview and Reddit AMA on August 9th

Long before it was officially announced, we have been commenting and providing you, dear readers, with info about Dominium. Like with Triffic, Dominium should be a familiar name for you. For those who have been living under a rock, hello! Dominium is a global property platform using blockchain technology in order to help real estate professionals, authorities, organizations, and investors succeed through a global centralized marketplace for all property related activities. In essence, picture your home, or your future home, and then imagine how cool, convenient, and secure it would be if you could, legally, list / buy / sell real estate on the blockchain, internationally, in many different languages – such is the ambitious goal of Dominium.

On Thursday, August 9th, Mark Lloyd – Managing Director of Dominium will have a Reddit AMA to answer community questions. There will be knowledge, there will be Mark, and there will also be prizes of over 12k DOM tokens for the best questions.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Dominium (running on Ardor) Announces AMA Contest with Prizes of 12,500 DOM Tokens for Best AMA Questions from Ardor

If this is not enough, Elizabeth Mong, a.k.a. @thecryptowoman and director of the ANG had a video chat with Gudo Thijssen about Dominium. Dominium will be an Ardor child chain as it offers solutions to the problems of entry barriers and transparency in the global real estate market.

Watch them below:

Gudo Thijssen:

The Dominium pre-ITO date is oversubscribed! Over 100M tokens have been reserved. However, we urge interested participants to whitelist before the 14th August in case not all payments go through. Only those on the whitelist will qualify to purchase DOM at pre-ITO price of €0.05

The Dominium pre-ITO date is oversubscribed! Over 100M tokens have been reserved. However, we urge interested…

Geplaatst door Dominium op Maandag 6 augustus 2018

Learn more: ANNWebsite | Pitch Deck | English Telegram Chatroom | Telegram Announcements

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  • EZYcount – Private Token Sale and interview

The ambitious goal of the token sale is to raise funds for AI integration into the EZYcount accounting and invoicing software so that, hopefully, within two years the product will be mature enough to automatically do ALL your accounting for you! EZYcount is a working product already available to workers in Switzerland. By observing and learning what transactions are for what purposes (rent, bills, tax deduction etc.).

Vivien is confident that a user today will have his / her accounting transactions be fully automated within two years as the AI will have been properly trained, using a metric referred to as ‘score.’ Before full automation, EZYcount is expanding to integrate a point-of-sale (PoS) solution and a document management solution, pushing a new concept: Token-as-a-License (TaaL) as a novel way of redeeming a software license, regardless of who owns the license after the original owner has decided to sell / trade / give away the license. While not the inventor of the concept, EZYcount is one of the first companies to market the term.

The idea of tying software license to a blockchain token is a great one because it is impossible to lose, barring your account being hacked, and very easy to verify who the current owner of the license is. A current example of a life-long EZYcount TaaL would probably cost around 20,000 EZY tokens (around 2,000 CHF) and would grant the holder of the TaaL usage of EZYcount software in-perpetuity.

 

Elizabeth wrote:

Vivien from EZYcount joined me earlier today to talk about the EZYcount project to bring Taal and AI to accounting solutions on the blockchain. Watch it here

The private token sale is ongoing with the second round beginning next week. The public token sale is slated for September 2018.

Join the ICO

PRIVATE TOKEN SALE IS LIVE +20% BONUS  FOR EVERY CHF INVESTED, RECEIVE 12 TOKENS INSTEAD OF 10.

Website | WhitepaperMedium | LinkedIn | Reddit | Twitter

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  • Janus – Status Update

Janus holders and supporters have been patient. Janus changed plans and turned Janus into a mining token, something quite far from the essence of Nxt and Ardor, both PoS currencies which can be run on a solar-powered Raspi. But there is no mining going on. Then they issued Kreds, a token on a separate blockchain and airdropped some to Janus holders. The Janus Team is seemingly still very busy with setting up their mining farm, developing an exchange and building Kreds. It is just…

cryptosolar

just a question, how long will it take now to get the [JNS] mining farm running and is there a ETA on when the first payout will get alive ? https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSedPgSEDW2FrZYQ_uBThD6Q2oV_i52fDb8MYPO9ljwVeX5mrQ/viewform
http://www.janustoken.com

Bjorn from Janus:

Payouts will be made to users on our coin exchange direct to accounts. Details will be available on launch week. Farm: we are about 60% done but waiting to break down a literal brick wall to increase incoming airflow as ambient temps with current running hardware has reached 33 degrees celcius.

So we have to improve inflow air which will be done this weekend after we ordered drillbit large enough to push through this much brick.

Bjorn keeps on about the future role of Janus (JNS) giving access to parts of the future mining revenue and features on the future exchange.

Exchange will have multiple benefits for the future. The plan is to structure earning % based on number [JNS] sent to our exchange to be destroyed. Number of Janus minimum is 50k tentatively. All JNS used to participate will be locked then burned.

Nodestradamus:

50k is a lot.
Especially for people that have been with y’all through thick n thin

suhtherngirl

Newbie question: Why will you burn the JNS invested?

Bjorn Janus

With the new exchange token earning model the project from Janus evolves, it is necessary because as we add features for turning in Janus to burn, the exchange token earning model replaces it (The JNS).
Jns will be burned because there wont be a need for it as the exchange token replaces JNS.

suhtherngirl

Will folks be able to trade the exchange tokens for JNS?

Bjorn Janus

Exchange tokens are created on volume from trading. And will then be used for several things including pairings and fees. The amount of Janus you burn (deposit on exchange) will count towards 2 items tho. It will count as both volume based on number you submit for features gained and burned, and mining income. And also…increased token on exchange earning %. There…you got it out of me.

So janus users will earn more % exchange tokens while trading due to a boost from exchanging JNS in. And if we get big enough, your account alone will have value even if all you have is the gain in trading tokens flag.
So this means later on account trading.
You guys will like this. Ive been spending months on value additions for this upcoming announcements.
Also help from several people in private, JanusXT and large holders.

We see that, as it sounds like a token swap which is beneficial for dolphins and whales. And, like a project that is definitively leaving Ardor and not, as the early investors of JNS were told – will make use of the advanced Ardor tech to build its business. The ongoing story of Janus continues with its twists and turns.

Here’s our Under The Knife interview with Janus in 2016.
Compare with this latest evolvement and DYOR. Janus Ardor asset ID: 4348103880042995903.

Website | Follow Janus on Telegram and Twitter.

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Clones

Nxt and Ardor is open source software under the JPL. Last week Jelurida had to post a public statement about a clone that claimed on Telegram to be “official partners of Nxt” but did not comply fully with the copyright license. Nxter has mentioned the Apollo (APL) currency before, as an airdrop sent to NXT holders, which plans to build upon it further with privacy features, and more.

Jelurida has not affiliated, in any way with Apollo Currency and does not endorse them. Farther down there is a separate release from Jelurida about serious privacy concerns plaguing this clone.

  • Official Statement of Jelurida Regarding the Nxt Clone Apollo Currency

Read it: Official statement of Jelurida regarding Apollo Currency

After the public statement corrections were finally made.

  • Beware of Fake “Private” Transactions

Jelurida writes:

To demonstrate the lack of privacy on the Apollo blockchain, we present to you our Project Snake Oil:

http://snakeoil.jelurida.com:7876/

This `Snake Oil` project is a modified version of the Nxt Blockchain Creation Kit Software, adapted to connect to the Apollo blockchain and display all transactions from it, ignoring any misleading `private` flags. The purpose of this project is to reveal that there is nothing private in the so-called `private` Apollo transactions, as they are propagated over the network in clear text, stored in the database in clear text, and handled in the server memory again in clear text. The blockchain being an immutable ledger, these `private` transactions are stored in it forever, and anyone can extract them from it, now or in the future, as hereby demonstrated.

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DEVELOPMENT

  • Ardor Lite App – Update

Last week v 1.1.0 was released and it includes the ability to map your passphrase to a PIN if your Android phone does not have a fingerprint reader.

Download

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  • Decentralized Notes Anywhere – A Decentralized Note Taking Extension by Xcubicle

Last week we learned this new decentralized chrome extension was added to the Chrome Web Store which allows you to take notes on any website and store it on the Ardor Data Cloud. These blockchain notes are immutable and can be left on any URL. Since this is a data link layer (layer 2) protocol, no third-party is needed to host this data. The creator of the notes decides if they want the notes to be publically viewable or securely encrypted. All notes can be accessed from any computer as long as you remember your username and passphrase combination.

The creator desires feedback so please install and give it!

patoshi

https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/decentralized-notes-anywh/jnfhpodaonohmgpjmipgelfppnfejejc

Decentralized Notes Anywhere, A Decentralized note taking extension

I need testers… chrome extensions … gives you the ability to leave notes/messages on any URL on the internet.. all notes are stored in the data cloud.
still in development… feedback would be great.

use user: a
no password.

thats all i can think of up for now. i’ve only scratched the surface of whats possible
i believe there are other interesting use cases here when overlaying ardor on top of existing internet real estate

martis

@patoshi is that extension working on testnet or mainnet?

patoshi

testnet

So, TESTERS: You will need testIGNIS to test the extension, you can get them here: https://www.ardor.world/en/faucet_ignis/or ask for some in ardornxt.slack.com #developers.

palheiro

Testnet would have a hard fork soon. Maybe it will be reset all data.

patoshi

o ok possibly. Thats why im just posting it here to for u guys to try out.

let me know what can be improved or other issues you see.
i just need to polish it up a bit more and come up with a better fancy name.

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  • New Designs for Ardor Paper Wallets

Last week also saw new designs for Ardor Memory Paper Wallets. These wallets are a customizable printable paper wallet generator using a brain wallet passphrase hardened with scrypt to make address generation both memory and time-intensive.

patoshi wrote:

updated new designs for Ardor paper wallets and also embeded shamir secret sharing functionality… https://xcubicle.github.io/memorypaperwallet/
you can now split paper wallets into 2+ more parts and then recombine them with passguardian.com

More info

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  • Bounty for Documentation for the Ardor API by ANG

Do you want to contribute to the community of Nxters / awesome people? An opportunity to help the community update the documentation for the Ardor API is in progress. Existing documentation is old and some of it is out-of-date at worst and merely confusing at best (as it is found inside the Nxtwiki). If you can contribute to porting and writing Ardor API call documentation then this is a project for you, details of the GitHub repo are below, and ANG will be paying you a bounty for your efforts, check https://ardornxt.io/ardor-api-bounty-programs.

aajaji_m wrote:

Hello Community,
I’ve been working these weeks on a new documentation for the Ardor API. Indeed, I find that the old documentation given in the NXT wiki is a little bit too old and can mislead people who want to use ardor and find themselfs in nxt wiki, so I started this project.

You can see how is looks here: https://ardornxtcommunity.github.io/ardor-api-doc/

But more importantly, I need YOUR HELP to finish this quickly. The repository of the documentation is here: https://github.com/ArdorNxtCommunity/ardor-api-doc

Please follow the steps in the ReadMe to contribute and I will help you if you need assistance

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  • Weekly Reminder

Q: Why isn’t Nxt and Ardor on GitHub?
A: Because it’s on Bitbucket. There’s a mirror on GitHub though.

The great Linus Torvald invented Git so plebians like us could easily share and collaborate on software and GitHub made this mainstream. GitHub is great! Regardless of your feelings about Microsoft purchasing them, this online repo contains the very essence of what is important about software – that it be available free and open source for independent tinkering and improvements.  There IS a GitHub repo for all of the Nxt and Ardor software – yes, it is properly a mirror of the Jelurida Bitbucket repo but it is maintained by the ANG and is available for you, yes you, to use and tinker and improve today!

zjb

why nxt and ardor not open source on github where are a lot of developers?

peter

Not this question again

Over_watchtower

https://bitbucket.org/Jelurida/

Elizabeth

Here is the GitHub link for a mirror maintained by ANG. https://github.com/ardornxtgroup/ardor

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EXCHANGES

  • OpenBazaar has added ARDOR and IGNIS

Openbazaar, a P2P decentralized shop for physical goods, digital goods, and services, has added cryptocurrency trading. In late May this year NXT was listed, and last week the team behind added IGNIS and ARDR:

More Info

https://www.openbazaar.org/blog/cryptocurrency-trading-now-available-on-openbazaar/

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  • Support your Tokens

As always, there are opportunities for community voting to help list Ardor / Nxt / Ignis on new crypto exchanges and even some old ones. As long as the listings are still up there are still opportunities for you to help the community by casting your vote!

CoinPulse

You can vote for NXT/ARDR/IGNIS here:

https://request.coinpulse.io/suggestions/7170/nxt-coin-decentralizing-the-future

https://request.coinpulse.io/suggestions/7171/ardor-platform-ardr

https://request.coinpulse.io/suggestions/7172/ignis-coin

Bithumb

Let your voice be heard:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdzAZF-CnfquN4MomAOzoWb_GZEUl9PZmtLQi18Cfg4sZPJXg/viewform

CryptalDash – Request for your Favorite Coin to be Listed

https://www.cryptaldash.com/request-coin-listing

Shardax – Vote for Ardor to be Listed

Resultado de imagen de shardax

https://shardax.com/listing

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IN THE MEDIA

  • Medium – Twitter Clone on Ardor

This article is short and easy to consume as it explains about a Twitter clone built on the Ardor platform that makes basic Ardor API calls. Unlike Twitter, posting messages costs 0.025 IGNIS. Unlike Twitter, messages are recorded on the blockchain and users of the dapp can encrypt their messages!

The idea is quite simple:

Every Ardor account is a Tweet account.

The name of Ardor account is the Username of the Tweet account.

Every Unencrypted message sending to account itself is a Public Tweet.

Every Unencrypted message sending to other account is a Public @-Reply.

Every Encrypted message sending to other account is a Direct Message.

Setting a property naming ‘following’ to other account means you are Following him/her.

Read article

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  • Medium – Ardor Develop Tips for Dummies

This informative article has developer tips for making Ardor API calls. Save yourself a lot of time and hassle by learning from the author and following along on how to write JS code for making some common API calls.

The author wrote:

If you are not a professional developer like me, or not familiar with the Ardor platform, here are some quick tips you may find useful at the beginning 🙂

Read article

Also see Nxter’s beginner guides for new blockchain developers.

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  • Medium – ERC721 Non-Fungible Tokens and Ardor Singleton Assets

This interesting article compares several use-cases for an ERC721 token and an Ardor Singleton asset. While not the same, there is overlap in terms of the functionality of both and the author goes into high-level detail about both and the pros and cons of each in some use-cases. The end result is ultimately ERC721 tokens are more flexible, but much harder to code and use while a Singleton asset is easy to deploy and use.

 

The author wrote on Slack:

@patoshi (and everybody, really): I was looking into the ardor assets lately and also tried to make my head up to compare it against ERC721. When I saw that your question on ethereum stackexchange was still unanswered I thought I could write up what I found. I kept writing up a bit more so its now my first medium post (I am planning to write up a few development/coding tips for Ardor in the future). Please have a look if you’re interested and tell me what you think. My disclaimer is that I haven’t yet developed anything on Ethereum, I am basing this on other articles and the EIP itself: https://medium.com/@malnemark/erc721-non-fungible-tokens-and-ardor-singleton-assets-431a900e33ad
Any comments / criticisms are appreciated, just tag me here [@malnemark].

Read article

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PRICE EVOLUTION

Weekly NXT/ARDR/IGNIS Price Evolution

The following graphic shows the NXT / Bitcoin exchange price at Bittrex over this past week:

The following graphic shows the ARDR / Bitcoin exchange price at Bittrex over this past week:

The following graphic shows the IGNIS / Bitcoin exchange price at Bittrex over this past week:

 

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And that is the news of last week! We are happy you found your way here this week, and hopefully, we will find you back here next week as we continue our voyage into the news of the blockchain world!

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