Nxter News – July 2018 (III): Imagination Is The Highest Form Of Research

July (III)

 

Welcome, dear Nxters and other followers!

Imagination is not the same as following a trend. Adding a touchscreen on your espresso maker does not make it better, you have just feature-creeped an existing product likely at the expense of a good user experience. No, imagination is coming up with a unique solution, not combining feature X on to product Y. Research is the process of confirming, or disproving, a hypothesis, the scientific method. Research has its use, but research is not creativity either, only the imagination is creativity. Thomas Edison was not imaginative, he did not invent the lightbulb, he perfected its use, yes, but he did not have the original idea to generate light from the resistance to electrical current flow. Imagination is true inspiration, it is pure creativity, it is the potential we all have to create something from our head that makes the world better for everyone. Sheep follow trends, people imagine. What can you imagine creating that makes the world better? It is still summer, so go outside and think under a shady tree.

As you can imagine, last week was slow-paced but eventful for the Nxt / Ardor / Ignis world as we learned, finally, who is currently working at Jelurida, there is a new Nxter Puzzle with a reward of 500 IGNIS to the first to solve it, we call out Cardano’s BS claim, provide you with a summary of the JPL, update you on Triffic, c2c, Janus, Bitswift, and the Dominium ICO (it is well reviewed), we remind you of the significance of running a Nxt / Ardor node and much more.

It is not your imagination, we thank you for embracing us as we take you on a journey through the week that was, Summer style.

COMMUNITY

MEETUPS

BUSINESSES ON ARDOR

EXCHANGES

  • Support your Tokens
    • KuCoin Listing Voting Competition. Endeavor to vote for Ardor, Nxt and Ignis
      • Last days!
    • CoinPulse – You can vote for NXT/ARDR/IGNIS
    • Bithumb – Let your Voice be Heard
    • CryptalDash – Request for your Favorite Coin to be Listed
    • Changelly Integration

DEVELOPMENT

IN THE MEDIA

PRICE EVOLUTION

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


COMMUNITY

  • Jelurida

  • Team

The current employees of Jelurida have been officially listed. Last week they updated the Team page – still working on a total redesign. The links contain the info about each of the members of the Jelurida team.

Kristina Kalcheva – Managing Director

Kristina is a legal specialist and a co-founder of Jelurida.

Lior Yaffe – Managing Director

As a three-year-old child, Lior used to multiply double digits numbers in his head in a split second. He is a true believer in blockchain technology and its potential to change the world.

Petko Petkov – Core Developer

Petko is a software developer with experience in financial software, productivity tools and games.

Tomislav Gountchev – Lead Software Architect

Tomislav is a server-side Java developer with more than 15 years of professional experience.

Valerii Makieienko – Core Developer

Valerii is a software developer with experience in Financial and Big Data Processing Software.

Alberto Fernandez – Technical Sales Engineer

Alberto is a technical sales engineer at Jelurida who, as a software engineer, is currently filling the gap between business and technology.

Verónica Torras – Marketing and Business Development

Marketing and Business Development with over 15 years of experience in Business, Sales and Marketing.

Francisco Sarrias – Senior Sales Engineer

Francisco is a senior sales engineer at Jelurida, and partner at different companies.

Adedayo Adebajo – Lead Support Specialist

Lead Support Specialist, Community Manager. He worked for Poloniex, first as a chat moderator under the alias “Watchtower”, then as a support specialist with the same exchange in 2017.

Iassen Hristov – Sales Representative

Sales Representative, Customer Support Specialist. He has experience in the blockchain world since 2011 and is in the Nxt community since 2013.

Rafael Fernandes – Office Manager

Office Manager, Marketing Assistant. Rafael is by qualification a Multimedia Technician. He is a blockchain and cryptocurrency enthusiast since late 2016.

Source

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  • Blockchain Scaling Solutions – Pruning, Snapshots, Sub-nets and Lightweight Contracts

SPOILER: You should already know this. But Lior continues to spread the word, inspiring people and creating true blockchain believers.  Nxt, Ardor, blockchain voting, Binance DEX, and more are covered in his 15-minute pitch at CPC at Stanford.

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  • Nxter Puzzle

Three weeks ago, madfox, puzzle master and Russian editor of Nxter, began publishing crossword puzzles which, once solved, lead you to accounts with IGNIS in them!

1st Week Solution

Marius – @madfox what was the solution to the first one ?

madfox – @Marius great sent sorrow machine piece score aunt completely wild rather remove heel (both ARDOR and NXT accounts are empty now!)

2nd Week Solution, Korean themed

With the next Nxter Newsly, another puzzle went live. It wasn’t solved until July 12th…

The ANG picked up on our Ignis blockchain puzzle idea, sponsoring madfox’s next puzzle with 500 IGNIS and dedicating a page to it also: http://ardornxt.io/contests/nxter-puzzle-japanese-kakuro).

3rd Week Solution, Japanese Kakuro

Announced on 07/10/2018, solved on 07/13/2018:

Well done sir – shoutout to jtobcat!

Elizabeth [10:26 PM]

It’s incredible how fast that puzzle was solved! Did it just look super intimidating or is that guy a real puzzle genius? Anyway, I’m excited about the next one!

madfox:
@Elizabeth this guy is a puzzle-hunter, just look his twitter

And this week we have Part Deux!

Click the image to enlarge or print.

500 IGNIS kindly sponsored by Ardor Nxt Group.

Account-ID: ARDOR-6CNA-C4ST-N2ZG-CQ5V8.
Public Key: b08902c9f6a68addaaa794335e1b7750fba7f86ee67beb49a9722c4b31cc8820

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  • Are You Being Paid by Cardano? Why Do You Omit Reality? Out the Lies

Check out this tweet below, prepare to :facetable: over the outright BS that is this claim.

Oh my, this is so cringe-worthy, so blatantly wrong. Why do we highlight this?

It is incredibly irritating when you see that reality is being manipulated by gross lies. Serguei Popov, mtchl, wrote an academic paper years ago about the Nxt Forging Algorithm and how secure it is, long before most blockchain fashion writers started writing, or even knew that the blockchain was. More than a year and a half ago we presented this news (again), as his report got published in the Ledger Journal, published by the University of Pittsburgh. Back then we already had a secure 100% PoS system.

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MEETUPS

ANG and the community continue to compile the blockchain Meetup events across our international ecosystem: https://teamup.com/ksv4ccmkufbpbqp86o.

      • Hackathon / Gamejam time. August 24-26th in Austria. 

Learn about Purposeful Gaming on the blockchain with this upcoming workshop/hackathon in beautiful Krems, Austria. How can you not be entertained when they have David Hasselhoff in their promotional tweets?

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BUSINESSES ON ARDOR

  • PR C2C

C2C (formerly known as CtC) has carried out their planned asset swap but a few traders on the decentralized asset exchange were left behind. C2C decided to reimburse them, which is something that they absolutely did not have to do. Great move!

C2C Public Announcement – 14th of July, 2018

Website | Whitepaper | Twitter

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  • Triffic pre-ICO 

 

 

The Triffic pre-ICO part 2 will open on July 30.

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 ICO Review + Medium Article

The upcoming Dominium ICO continues to be well reviewed, as is the company and their business model. It might end up being a coup for Ardor that the Jelurida team convinced them to implement and create an Ardor child chain as opposed to being on the less-scalable Ethereum ecosystem. Over 17,000 users in over 150 different countries have now created registered accounts!

Dominium wrote:

Registrations on the Dominium platform also continue to keep us busy, and we have now surpassed 17,000 users. As a global platform, we are pleased to see subscriptions coming in from all over the world, over 150 countries in total and we hope that the platform will continue to be adopted internationally.

A Review of Dominium

Read the other articles: Dominium ICO Review and Analysis and Dominium Pre-ITO Whitelist Live and Other News.

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

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  • Janus – Status Update

The Janus team continues to sweat and toil as they laboriously assemble their rigs in their upstate New York office. Progress is ongoing, if not methodically slow.

Bjorn wrote:

Finally got several items in place to begin new rack testing
6 hours of cleaning 6 hours of building
The good news is
Now things can push towards rig builds
Versus electric, clean, and cooling
Hanging gpu style is quite interesting
The next 3 weeks are crucial, when we get more settled I will do some shots showing final stages

Janus asset ID on the Ardor platform: 4348103880042995903.

Website | Follow Janus on Telegram and Twitter

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  • Bitswift Child Chain Update

Bitswift, one of the first Ardor child chains, announced that they are testing various hardware solar/battery Raspberry Pi configurations in an effort to put together a Bitswift bundling kit which they are confident in – this kit will be available on Bitswift.shop in a future update. This beauty currently powers their Ardor forging hub:

Source

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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/

KuCoin Listing Voting Competition. Endeavor to vote for Ardor, Nxt and Ignis

There are still a few days left to vote for an NXT / IGNIS / ARDR listing on KuCoin! Most votes = a free listing, 30,000 USD advertisement package and, on top of that, Kucoin is also committing 5 BTC value purchased in the winning tokens to be distributed via KuCoin to the users that voted for the winning project!

You need to be registered on KuCoin in order for your vote to count. Next, you will need to join the Telegram channel: https://t.me/KuCoin_Telegram_Competition

2. Click @Voting_KuCoin_Bot and send a message, the bot will give you all the instructions you need automatically.

3. Fill the fields the bot sends you in private message

The voting process explained: Adedayo Adebajo at Medium – Get Ardor, Nxt and Ignis Listed on Kucoin Exchange.

 

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

Changelly Integration

riker updated:

Changelly application is in process

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DEVELOPMENT

  • Ardor Node Interacting with the Website

Witness MIT students in their native habitat as they dabble with an Ardor node and getting its secure voting functionality added to their website.

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  • Weekly Reminder

Last week, the ANG launched a bounty program to reward those who set up a new Ardor node during the month of July. This program is still going on and will last until 50 total payouts are given away. Each person is limited to two nodes. But, does it make sense to set new nodes in the network even if they are not used to forge?

The answer is “yes”, and Petko, core developer at Jelurida, explained why:

Full nodes that don’t forge are still valuable exactly because they are still repeating all transactions and blocks, so yes, they increase the size of the network and make it harder to attack. Public full nodes have one more usage – they are used by the light client”

This is not the first time that Petko informed us about the security of the Ardor/Nxt network. We shared an interesting thought some months ago.

Additionally, it’s not the first time that a member of the community tries to push the number of nodes active in the network or the total forging power. Do you remember Megalodon’s campaign?

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  • FAQ about Jelurida Public License

Another commonly asked question to us, the veteran community, and Jelurida concerns airdrops and the Jelurida Public License (JPL). Who will be airdropped what, if they hold what coin, and are Nxt and Ardor open source? Because of the extreme relevance, this has to all Nxters – ARDR, NXT, and IGNIS holders – we decided to publish – and also translate – the full content of Jelurida’s response.

Please read and understand:

10 Things about the JPL

What is the JPL?

JPL stands for Jelurida Public License – an open source license similar to the popular GNU GPLv2 and GNU GPLv3 open source licenses. Both Nxt and Ardor software are released under the JPL.

What is the main difference between the JPL and the GPL?

The main difference is that the JPL has a 10% airdrop requirement. This means that clones of Nxt will have to allocate 10% of their tokens to NXT holders proportionately to their account balances and clones of Ardor will have to give away 10% of the forging tokens (their parent chain tokens) to IGNIS holders proportionately to their account balances. The account balances shall be based on a snapshot take not earlier than three months before the launch of the clone.

Are there any other important differences between the JPL and the GPL?

Yes, other important difference is that, as a consequence of the 10% Airdrop requirement, internal use (a private or permissioned clone) is not allowed except for evaluation purposes for no longer than three months. This is because a private/permissioned blockchain clone cannot fulfill the Airdrop requirement.

Is there any airdrop requirement in case of a “hard fork”?

In case of a blockchain split (the so called “hard fork”) the forging token holders (NXT or ARDR holders) will have by definition the same amount of tokens on the Nxt or Ardor fork. There is no additional airdrop requirement in this case.

If I make a clone of a fork, do I still need to do an Airdrop?

Yes, you still need to satisfy the 10% Airdrop requirement to NXT/IGNIS holders.

If I make a clone of a Nxt/Ardor clone, do I still need to do an Airdrop?

Yes, you still need to satisfy the 10% Airdrop requirement to NXT/IGNIS holders.

Can I put my copyright notice on the software?

Yes, if you have made copyrightable modifications to the Nxt/Ardor software, you can put a copyright notice to them. But by all means you should keep the existing copyright notices, i. e. 2013-2016 Nxt core developers and 2016-2018 Jelurida IP B.V.

Do I have to release the source code of the software of my clone?

Yes, you should release the source code at the same time when you release any downloadable binaries. The source code should be accessible from the same place where the binaries are.

Under what license should I release the software of my clone?

You should release it under the Jelurida Public License and also include the full text of the JPL in it.

Can I sell licenses for private or permissioned blockchains for the software of my clone?

Since your clone will be a derived work based on Nxt/Ardor software and the JPL does not allow you to release it under any license other than the JPL, you cannot sell licenses or create private blockchains for third parties, unless you have obtained a permission or have reached an agreement with Jelurida to do so.

Source

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IN THE MEDIA

  • Nasdaq – Ardor Hopes to Solve the Scalability Issues in the Way of Blockchains’ Mass Adoption

Every day in my Google News feed I read about how major company “X” is announcing a new blockchain solution. While this is good news for adoption and exposure of the tech, many times it seems as if “blockchain” is just another industry buzzword. Nonetheless, businesses need to continue to hear how blockchain scalability is synonymous with the name “Ardor.” This guest piece in Nasdaq correctly highlights how Ardor is among the most notable scalability solution, and the ONLY working and stable one!

The author wrote:

….

While Bitcoin and Ethereum are still contemplating how to best approach the scalability issue, groundbreaking solutions are popping up. One of the most notable ones is Ardor, a project by Jelurida , the company behind the cryptocurrency NXT.

The Ardor project also addresses blockchain scalability and usability by introducing what is known as “child chains .” A child chain is an offset from the main Ardor chain designed to provide specific business purposes while maintaining the security and the functionality of the parent chain. Simply put, when a business decides to use the Ardor blockchain, a child chain is trimmed from the main chain and customized for the specific purpose of that business.

The child chain comes without the technical requirements of running a blockchain, given that all of the legwork is done at the main chain and is the responsibility of Jelurida. This approach can be termed as “blockchain as a service” since it’s open to all users and does not require any technical background in blockchain technology to implement.

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  • Lior Yaffe at Hackernoon – Dead Man Switch, How to Save Your Crypto When You Die

This delightfully macabre article by the inimitable Lior asks you to contemplate your own mortality, and more importantly, who inherits your sweet, sweet crypto upon “kicking the bucket” or “shedding the mortal coil.” Yes, imagine you are sitting at your computer and then “WHAM” you are hit by a meteorite or a runaway rocket from Elon Musk – what was once your beautiful, and alive, body is now dead. But, lucky for your beneficiaries, you followed Lior’s advice and created a crypto “Dead Man’s Switch.” Such a “switch” is actually an Approval Model using the Boolean Expression option that you created which is executed upon your death. What you created is a transaction that is NOT approved so long as you are alive and using the Ardor system. Upon death-by-rocket, the lack of use of your account means that after a set time the system knows you are dead and the transaction executes and transfers your crypto assets to an account accessible by your peers. Lightweight Contracts are ideal for this and will make the execution of such a “Dead Man’s Switch” even easier. Nevertheless, in Ardor, right now, you can create this Approval Model! Details are below.

The steps:

Step 1 define the approval model by your account

Step 2 define the “Not” approval model referring to the approval model from step 1.

Step 3 submit the recovery transaction using the “Not” approval model

Step 4 approve the transaction to prevent it from executing

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  • Adedayo Adebajo at Medium – Best Practices for Sharing Ardor and Nxt with the World

It is kind of sad that this article needs to exist, but such are the times we live in: best practices for online sharing of the “Gospel of Ardor and Nxt.” The “best practices” really amount to common sense, but this is an important piece to consume. The truth is that blockchain is still a pretty “high-level” technology that requires a fair tech understanding to truly grasp, let alone use. Therefore it is entirely too easy for a well-meaning Ardor fan on Slack or a Nxt lover on Discord to just BOMBARD users with links and WALLS O’ TEXT that make anyone’s eyes glaze over. Be gentle, be thoughtful, have a plan. Read and the preach the word Nxters!

Steps to live by:

Convincing people about a blockchain technology and its advantage is synonymous to sharing your faith with a nonbeliever.

1. First thing to do is to: Pick an Appropriate Channel and Sometimes, Choose the Perfect Time…
2. Another thing you may want to consider doing ahead of this is to: Prepare Your Message…
3. Prepare Your Questions…
4. 4. Always be ready to refer…

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  • Adedayo Adebajo at Medium – Blockchain Technology and the End of Corruption

One of the very first whitepapers I ever read on blockchain technology was about how series of sequentially hashed files, referred to as a digital ledger technology, could be used to eliminate corruption. This is a very noble use case for this technology as yes, the data is essentially immutable and there is transparency – but it is not perfect. This well-written article sells you on the amazing benefits of how the blockchain can end corruption. What this article overlooks is the human element of the blockchain – the technology cannot detect when you falsely tag your produce as organic and fresh, that a permissioned-blockchain is not perfectly transparent, and so on and so forth. It is hyperbolic to claim the blockchain will end all corruption, but it is true to say that using the blockchain is a great step to improving transparency and minimizing corruption.

The author wrote:

Let’s look, for example, into the features on the Ardor blockchain that can help eradicate the existence of corruption focusing on the Internal Generated Revenue section, simply by keeping records and tracks of information and transactions. Lest I forget, I believe it is generally known that the essence of Cryptocurrency is that they will one day replace the FIAT. As it’s already difficult to control double-spending in paper currency and printing of new ones into the circulation, initiating a token distribution will be the first step in this.

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  • Ardor Named in the Book “Le Grand Répertoire des Cryptomonnaies”

A nice shoutout to Ardor as it is mentioned in this French-language book as one of the 30 most important currencies notnamed Bitcoin.

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  • Usethebitcoin – All You Need to Know About Ardor Cryptocurrency | Beginner’s Guide in 2018

This well-written and excellently compiled article does a great job presenting the many selling points of Ardor: Ardor has customizable child chains with the main chain handling network and transaction processing, child chains are easily deployable Blockchain-as-a-Service (BaaS) solutions. Unlike the first article in this section, the correct rankings are given to Nxt and Ardor in terms of market capitalizations.

The author wrote:

Last but not least, it’s important not to forget that Ardor is a very powerful platform that may very well be adopted by multiple companies around the globe as it offers a short time for implementation and extremely wide customizability. This makes it ideal for companies looking to work with blockchain technologies but don’t have the resources to create custom ones from the ground up.

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PRICE EVOLUTION

  • TradingView – ARDR Breaks Out! by tjpezlo

Source

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  • TradingView – ARDR in Accumulation Zone  by bluesfan233

Source

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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! Continue to imagine the great things that the blockchain can do to improve your life, and then try and act on your inspiration! Research is hard, but imagination is harder.

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. We hope to see you back here next week. Keep walking forward towards the future and all that it brings.

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Nxter News – July 2018 (II): Earth Provides Enough To Satisfy Every Person’s Needs, But Not Every Person’s Greed

July (II)

 

Welcome, dear Nxters and other followers!

Yes, we have entered the holiday season, if you are in the Northern hemisphere which you likely are. Less is happening, less to write about, more time to spend with the family. Right? Well, of course, we do appreciate you reading this, but is your kid (or mom!) watching you right now? Are you hanging out with someone? If not, why aren’t you? Make their holidays yours too, if you can. We will do ours and keep the summaries short for the next few weeks while still keeping you up-to-date.

Let’s forget about our greed and take care of our needs only. Good news for you, we know by chance that many Ignis Asset token issuers and Ardor child chain businesses are working hard right now, even on their holiday. What more do you need to know? Your investments are doing fine.

The ANG had many announcements, new Meetups were announced, a new Ignis puzzle!, the Triffic ICO is underway, Dominium put out a nice informational video, new info about clones, and the Chinese community is so much alive! Lior wrote about RNG with Lightweight contracts, and an impassioned plea from one of our guest writers about being a smart investor, as well as our plea for you to inform us about any IGNIS airdrop issues relating to HitBTC  – just to name a few. Dig in.

Thank you for embracing us as we take you on a journey through the busy week that was, Summer style.

COMMUNITY

MEETUPS

BUSINESSES ON ARDOR

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

DEVELOPMENT

CLONES

IN THE MEDIA

PRICE EVOLUTION

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


COMMUNITY

  • Jelurida

Last week Lior announced a new integrated third-party Nxt Wallet exchange:

  • Integration of ChangeNOW_io Into the NXT Wallet

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Lior had enough of certain ICO’s…

And he had pizza and beers:

  • Israel & Blockchain (Pizza & Beer), July 10th

Source

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Now, let’s get to what the community has going on.

  • Nxter Puzzle: Japanese Kakuro

This week you can win 500 IGNIS.

First Week Solution

Marius – @madfox what was the solution to the first one ?

madfox – @Marius great sent sorrow machine piece score aunt completely wild rather remove heel (both ARDOR and NXT accounts are empty now!)

Last week’s Korea themed crossword puzzle hasn’t been solved.

Last week we called Madfox the “Puzzle Master” and soon you will understand why. This week Madfox created another puzzle, and this time it is inspired by the Japanese games and culture.

Madfox wrote:

Rules are simple:
Step 1. Solve all the kakuro-puzzles and fill in all the numbers (figure 1).
Step 2. Make up the passphrase by using figure 2.

Words of the passphrase consist of numbers. The order of the numbers in a word is shown by arrows. The index number of the word is the large blue number.

The passphrase is 98 words long. Words must be separated by spaces.
Find the passphrase and it will give you full access to account ARDOR-9XAM-4D97-LUWU-CD53C with 500 IGNIS kindly sponsored by Ardor Nxt Group.

Click to enlarge or print

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  • The Ardor and Nxt Group – Updates

Elizabeth of the ANG was busy last week!

Infographics Showing How to Run a Node, Easy Peasy + July Bounty

Yes, it is bounty time. Get free IGNIS for setting up an Ardor node this July!

Elizabeth – Earlier I saw someone with questions about setting up a node

Wonder how?

NXT

Ardor

Elizabeth announced:

ANG will give 249 Ignis to every person who sets up a node in the month of July. Let’s build our network!

And it’s easy to run NXT [and ARDR] on the same server.

http://www.ardornxt.group/bounties-contests/set-ardor-node

Community Ambassadors Website

Yes, we got ambassadors, and maybe you can become one too. Elizabeth wrote:

The very first step of the community ambassadors page is live. I know there will be feedback and it will probably already be on my list. I’m posting here for transparency into what I’m working on. I’m very busy with family obligations this weekend and will not be able to participate in ongoing dialog about this. But, here it is:
https://www.ardornxtcommunity.com

We will replace everyone’s photo with them in their new tee shirts when they arrive and give a login for everyone to update their profiles will social info and a showcase of their projects and work. And the list is not complete. If you aren’t there and think you should be, please contact me.

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Ardor NXT Community Discord

Discord is great and the ANG is working to develop an official one. Spread the love and share the invitation to grow the community. Slack is still our main entrance, but no doubt Discord will catch on.

CullensAnton wrote:

Hi everyone. For a few weeks we’ve had our Discord environment running and we are working hard to develop the Ardor NXT Community Discord server further with lots of nice features. Please share this invitation link as much as possible so we can grow even faster. Thanks in advance, and keep in touch!
https://discord.gg/ZrBhZNp

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MEETUPS

  • Workshop of the Ardor Platform in Mnemo’s Offices

There was an Ardor workshop hosted by Almonte (Jelurida) and Isaac Martin (Mnemo) on July 5th in Madrid.

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ANG and the community have been compiling the blockchain Meetup events across the ecosystem: https://teamup.com/ksv4ccmkufbpbqp86o.

  • Hackathon / Gamejam time. August 24-26th in Austria. 

Learn about Purposeful Gaming on the blockchain with this upcoming workshop/hackathon in beautiful Krems, Austria.

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BUSINESSES ON ARDOR

  • Triffic ICO Underway!

Last week the Triffic ICO began. The rounds are still ongoing, with the purchase price for the tokens only increasing after each round is sold. Ten percent (100,000,000) GPS tokens are available for sale during this ICO. The rest are awarded to users of the app.

Coinerz wrote:

Hello everybody. A friendly reminder that today is the last day where you can purchase GPS Tokens for $0.12. The price goes up to $0.16 for the next round. Also, our https://triffic.world website and white paper will be available in Chinese, Korean and Japanese tomorrow.

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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  • New C2C assets

Coin2Coin has issued their new assets.

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  • Bitswift Child Chain Update

Last week the Bitswift team created a solar Bitswift bundler – harnessing the power of the Sun to “harvest” crypto.

bitswiftbro wrote:

It works! Finding a passthrough battery was a bit tough, garden trolls approve!

Bitswift bundling (harvesting crypto) using the power of the sun.
Will get these parts on the shop along with a how-to guide.

Paul Busch: sha256 / scrypt setup for comparison 🙂

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  • Dominium

Last week we spotlighted a review of Dominium, the soon to be Ardor child chain. Real estate, great. Blockchain, great. Real estate on the blockchain? The following video does a good job introducing Dominium and explaining its use case.

The Problem Dominium Seeks To Solve
While the real estate market has a capitalization of 217 trillion USD, it does not have the adequate technologies to be a really lucrative and intuitive market for the users in a year like 2018. There are many important technologies appearing that can reduce centralization and financial barriers that affect this market. The solution can be seen on the blockchain platform that this company has decided to create.

Dominium is yet another real estate platform that has perceived the value of the tokenization of the assets in this industry. As tokens, they can easily have more liquidity and be easier to sell. The personnel involved in the company seems to also be very experienced so we have good expectations about this company.

Announcement 

DOMINIUM Announcement Telegram Channel: t.me/DominiumPlatform

AirDrop and Referral Program: Register an account on https://dominium.me and submit AML / KYC to qualify.

YouTube video about AML / KYC procedure in case something is not clear: https://youtu.be/rzmXLa5gQC4

Translations: Assist with translating Dominium and receive even more DOM tokens

DOM token: Can be used to pay for transactions on Dominium, such as creating assets, voting for charities, listing properties, buy and sell assets, etc. As such the DOM token is a utility token.

Assets: Assets created on the platform will be property backed funds generating income for token holders. As such they will be securities.

PRE-ITO: Option to reserve DOM tokens at 80% discount is now open
– Create account
– Pass AML / KYC for clearance level 1
– Reserve tokens through the reservation form (READ THE MESSAGE IN THE FORM)
– Payment can only be made once we actually open the PRE-ITO (somewhere before the 3rd of September 2018)
– Payment instructions will be sent out on a first reserved first served basis

ITO – Launch date is set for Monday the 3rd of September 2018 at 12:00 CET.

Thanks for supporting Dominium and assisting with digitalising the property world and making it fully transparent.

Make sure to check out our Referral Program – We are giving away 100 million (Yes, that is 100,000,000) DOM tokens in our Airdrop and Referral Program -Dominium Airdrop Referral Program Tutorial : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lnl5y5yzFaU&t=1s

Gudo Thijssen – Come and say hello to Dominium at the ICO London 2018 conference!!

Read the Full Article: Dominium ICO (DOM Token): Blockchain Property Financing & Management?

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

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  • Janus – Status Update

Pictures from the slow and ongoing process of installing everything needed in the new office.

Bjorn Janus,

Wiring has finally begun

 

Bjorn Janus

I have begun standard security protocols and Tj will help finish cameras

We still wiring lights. There is literally nothing but power and space here when we began. If anyone wants to help fund costs we put up some sell walls on ardor exchange. No pressure but every penny counts.
More to come after this weekend. Network, lights, machines and fans plus duct work next week.

Then reassemble to the new rack system. Based on my current calculation we can put 66 gpu per rack using the new method each rack has 60 amp PDU being attached to it. Safe level of wattage per rack will be 12000 watts

This time no fuck ups . Again everyone…i am sorry that miscalculation was my fault entirely. I was over by 1300 watts.

Samu C,

Need a whip? 😉

Bjorn Janus,

When i view my bank account from the 7 month loss it beats me enough i think haha
Revenue lost since mid december is in the 420k usd range.

Lobos is currently working on exchange, blockchain news site, and more. The exchange will become a hub for several items of our work.
Mining, trading, more. I am cooking up a way to get Janus users an account flagged to them, but need to continue working on farm and the development blueprints and ideas for it even if janus has crawled to this point the users who put money into will find a refuge and are not forgotten
Same with Kreds

Janus asset ID on the ARDOR platform: 4348103880042995903.

Website | Follow Janus on Telegram and Twitter

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EXCHANGES

  • Support your Tokens

HitBTC, what is up?

Sources tell us you still have not distributed your customers’ IGNIS from the airdrop on 1.1.2018?!! This is over seven months ago!

Please, Nxters, if you have not yet gotten you IGNIS airdropped from exchanges that promised to support it, please contact us.

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

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DEVELOPMENT

  • Ardor Lite App – Apple Store

The Apple App Store is reviewing the iOS version of the Ardor Lite app. Android users can install the app from the Google Play Store.

mrv777

Just keeping everyone updated with iOS version of Ardor Lite. Latest update from Apple:

Hello,

Thank you for providing this information. Your app is still in review but is requiring additional time. We will provide further status updates as soon as we are able.
Thank you for your continued patience.

Best regards,
App Store Review

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  • Walletnxt.com – Third-Party Wallet

Screenshots of the latest, stable version of the app. Changelog of the latest improvements included below.

Zhang wrote:

walletnxt1.0.5: The MTR is not compatible with the old version, please upgrade to 1.0.5

1. Currency transaction
2. Add Mtr currency support, optimize APL currency field support
3. Add status: not activated, in the rental, node failure, block height
4. Add NXT Lease
5. Modify the fee calculation and get the minimum commission from the server.
6. Add a local verification transaction: unsignedTransactionBytes to avoid node fraud
7. Scan code payment
8. Code optimization

More About WalletNxt

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  • Slack-like Message Board Build on Ardor

The community is great when people decide to build great things like this new Ardor message board that looks and feels like Slack.

galeki – Just finish my toy: a Slack like message board build on Ardor:

It’s a 9K html file and I uploaded to DataCloud if someone interested: http://localhost:27876/nxt?requestType=downloadTaggedData&transactionFullHash=2a7e3b5d70c455f338ab88dd4418aa16aa965274763d9a4cfbf229f60c2e9b92&chain=2&retrieve=true

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CLONES

  • New Clone? XendBit – Decentralised Crypto Currency Wallet and Exchange

The whitepaper talks about Nxt, but … they confuse basic terms … like Nxt and Ardor. This whole project reeks to high heaven. Imagine if buzzwords were thrown together in a grammatically correct, yet entirely nonsensical way. XendBit wants to

https://www.xendbit.com/

CryptoDemetrius:

They mention it being a fork of the NXT technology in the beginning, but then refer to it as an Ardor child chain in the ITO section. Then in the token distribution section, it says 10% to NXT/Ardor wallet holders. Not entirely clear how it will work. But it says the whole ICO process will be an ERC20 token!! Not sure why you would start on Ethereum when you need KYC and other protocols in place, which Ardor account/asset controls can do.

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IN THE MEDIA

  • NXTer.org – Dear Investors, It’s Time To Face The Real Facts

This guest post by frequent contributor, WatchTower, talks about the cold reality of investing – specifically with regards to crypto and ICO’s. The reality is that anyone can claim to have a solid product and anyone can throw around buzzwords but it is up to you, yes you dear reader, to do your due diligence. Investing your money is not a “get-rich-quick” scheme and attempting to do so is very likely a recipe for disaster. Do not take my word for it, take his.

He wrote:

“…determining the worthwhileness of the investment…. requires time…. to learn and know more about a new industry.”

Source

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  • PingMod – Scalability Solutions for Blockchain Companies

Scalability is a key component of any piece of software or any idea in the business world – and blockchain is no different. This article highlights Ardor as being one of the only solutions to scaling a blockchain service.

 

‘Lightweight Contracts’ by Ardor

… Ardor is exploring a different approach, known as ‘the lightweight contract’, which it hopes will be both more flexible and more scalable than the current solutions available. In this approach, only the parties that have an interest in the contract will be required to process and verify it.

These lightweight contracts will provide pretty much everything that Ethereum smart contracts do. In addition, they’ll be integrated with everything Ardor already provides out of the box.

These built-in API features create a layer of flexibility and automation, resulting in a very powerful tool that can be used for developing more sophisticated server-side decentralized applications.

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  • Lior Yaffe at Medium – Random Number Generator in Contracts

A read about how Ardor lightweight contracts have a fast and secure method for random number generation. Lior elaborates on the many use cases where such a seemingly simple thing is actual of key importance.

Lior wrote:

But as always with lightweight contracts, we still need to trust the contract runner not to cheat, and to verify this, the contract runner must share its secret random seed securely with a validator node before executing the contract. Validators can then repeat the seed calculation and verify that the contract runner indeed executed the contract stored in the blockchain and calculated the random seed according to the protocol. In this case, a multi-signature setup where the validator account needs to approve every transaction submitted by the contract runner provides extra protection.

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  • Cryptodigestnews – NXT Blockchain – What You Should Know

An interesting first part installment in a five-part series comparing and contrasting popular blockchains.

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

  • TradingView – ARDR Long by cryptoworldnews

Source

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  • TradingView – IGNIS/BTC – Nice Signs by AbuK

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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! Enjoy summer, embrace those close to you, accept differences and continue to grow and learn!

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. We hope to see you back here next week. Keep walking forward towards the future and all that it brings.

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Nxter News – July 2018 (I): Strength Lies In Differences, Not In Similarities

July (I)

 

Welcome, dear Nxters and other followers!

A nice inspiring thing to realize is that everyone is different and that is a good thing. Our community is made stronger by the great diversity it contains – we have many active Nxters in the US, Europe, China, Korea, Russia, and many other places the world over. A unique result of this diversity is that Nxter needs to reach many people across a vast array of mindsets and cultures, which is a challenge for us, but we embrace it. Diversity yields strength; do not always surround yourself with the same people, the same routines, the same work day after day or you will “wither” like a flower, in more ways than one. Embrace differences between people, in cultures, even in blockchains.

For the platforms we cover, last week was (as usual) eventful – we can challenge you to follow in the footsteps of MrV777 – set up a solar-powered Raspberry Pi Ardor node, a new Binance Proof-of-Concept was released by Patoshi, the Triffic ICO has begun, Dominium was reviewed, there’s a new puzzle for you puzzle geeks or bounty hunters, a new potential Ardor clone, and much more.

Thank you for embracing us as we take you on a journey through the busy week that was.

COMMUNITY

BUSINESSES ON ARDOR

EXCHANGES

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

DEVELOPMENT

CLONES

IN THE MEDIA

PRICE EVOLUTION

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


COMMUNITY

  • Jelurida

Let us get busy.

Three New Developers

Last week Jelurida announced, quite stealthily, that they have added 3 more devs – a good sign of their determination to continue building a product that can help many people and businesses.

A Reminder of Lior’s Presentation in Korea

This video covers Lior’s productive presentation in South Korea from weeks ago. The video is long, over 100 mins, but the timestamps below allow you to skip to the parts about Lightweight Contracts.

Lior wrote:

“We can split the blockchain network into sub-nets each responsible for its own child chains. Then like the Visa network does today, we can scale globally.”

Quality does suck a little but…
1:07:50 – Intro to Transaction Vouchers
1:14:24 –  Intro to Lightweight Contracts

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WEBIT.FESTIVAL in Sofia

Also last week Jelurida was present in Bulgaria.
From the pictures below we can tell that they were a popular booth.

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  • New Ardor Chinese Website

Chinese community member, Zhang, is developing an Ardor Chinese-language website.

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  • Nxter’s Puzzle – SOLVED – plus a new One!

Last week Nxter created a crossword puzzle whose solution was the secret passphrase of an Ardor account with 100 IGNIS and 50 NXT tokens on the Nxt blockchain. Congratulations to the winner who solved the crossword and emptied the account!

This week: Korean mood

Madfox ‘The Puzzler’ writes:

Good morning! This weeks puzzle’s ready! This is true Korean mood.

I set the amount of reward – 100 IGNIS. All clues are Korea-related.

New York times, Guardian and now Nxter – all of them have weekly crosswords ))) – But Nxter pays crypto 🙂

Click the image to open and print the puzzle.

Embrace our differences – educate yourself about Korean culture, as you hunt the bounty. All the words in the puzzle are part of the passphrase for account ARDOR-UTHV-KLBP-U82K-HHP3U.

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BUSINESSES ON ARDOR

  • Triffic ICO has begun!

The long-awaited and much anticipated Triffic ICO has begun!

Coinerz wrote:

GPS Tokens are priced at just $̶0̶.̶2̶0̶ $0.12 each – that’s a 40% saving on the regular ICO price. Visit http://triffic.world now to take part in our pre-ICO week one.

We accept payment in BTC, ETH, ARDR, IGNIS and NXT – and if you purchase with Ardor, you will be entitled to a further 10% GPS Token bonus, whilst paying with Ignis or Nxt will get you a 5% bonus.

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 – Reviewed + KYC/AML Tutorial

Long-time contributor of our community, segfaultsteve, wrote a review of Dominium. After reading his opinion below, you can check out the short 9 minuted tutorial video on how to pass “Clearance Level 1” on the Dominium website. We, at Nxter, are excited about this well-thought-out and very real project.

A Review of Dominium

Learn more: ANNWebsite | Pitch Deck | English Telegram

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  • EZYcount Update

EZYcount has issued their Ignis asset. If you are interested in buying this asset from the Ardor Asset DEX, then bookmark Asset ID 14004020396567362190, the issuing account is ARDOR-W3PP-PSMZ-A2DE-2VKQ9. 20 million of these “EZYTaal” assets have been issued, with no sell orders yet.

ANNWebsite | LinkedIn | Reddit

As ALWAYS when you deal with decentralized trading, make sure you know what you do. As opposed to many centralized exchanges the Nxt and Ignis Asset Exchanges have never been hacked, the DEX has worked solidly since 2014. This does NOT mean, however, that there have not been scam attempts and victims of scams on the Asset Exchange – no surprise. Read our tutorial on how to trade on the Asset Exchange, and learn how to avoid falling for scams or end up buying the wrong asset.

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  • Janus – Status Update

If you are curious or frustrated about the lack of word from the Janus team about the status of their move into a new headquarters and JNSHash mining, then consume the release below.

ascendus wrote:

Hello, Jns Community, this post serves as an update of the different phases initially delineated to start JNSHash mining.

1. Building owner stated May 1st we could move in and begin setup. This is based on his construction team finishing the framing and drywall of the facility and installation of the first 400 amps electric.
Status : DONE. INITIAL DATE WAS POSTPONED 1.5 MONTH

2. Once that is ready we can begin getting the building filled with all the equipment. It requires several people to get this setup and we have all the parts but need to create a new rack system that will take some time even after may 1st. (need to hang drop outlets, set up the network, cards, rigs, etc…)
Status: IN PROGRESS…

3. Then a major change to the system and payouts is required via an exchange system. Hashpower exchange versus our methods from last year announced.
We have a developer working on that now and if everything goes as planned then the exchange for hashpower and the mining rigs should coincide when ready.
Status: BEING DEVELOPED

More on this plus revised documents will be released.

Janus asset ID on the ARDOR platform: 4348103880042995903.

Website | Follow Janus on Telegram and Twitter

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EXCHANGES

  • Support your Tokens

NXT and ARDR recently got voted into the OKEx exchange.

Now OKEx  released a great promotional video about Ardor:

Nice one, but we can do more! You can share this video!

Opportunities to demonstrate support for ARDR / IGNIS and NXT:

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

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DEVELOPMENT

  • Walletnxt.com – Third-Party Wallet Developed by Zhang

Zhang wrote:

Reopen ACTN, thanks for ACTN supports

More About WalletNxt

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  • Ardor Charity Development Opportunity

This article describes the process of CryptoMed wanting to create a blockchain that supports charity development. How Ardor was chosen and the aims of the project. A very interesting and inspiring must-read for all with a heart! No BS!

The author wrote:

Why Ardor?

Because Ardor’s representatives reached out to me (on an unrelated matter) to educate me about their blockchain technology. I noted that, for such a well-composed and formulated project, it seemed like they were relatively obscure in comparison to other projects in the space.

I was going to leave the conversation at that and just continue on living my life. But then I thought…ARDOR gives me the opportunity to build a blockchain, not just a token. Which is what I need for what I’m doing.

Also, the innovation of child and parent chains is what allows for this to be more feasibly implemented with transparency, which is key.

Read Article

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  • Binance – Dexathon,  Proof of Concept DEMO by XCUBICLE

Last May we wrote about an unofficial Binance “Dexathon”, where Patoshi presented a Binance DEX demo using a modified Ardor client. Below is a video of Patoshi demoing how a Binance chain might work with Ardor, running on a Raspberry Pi for good measure!

Patoshi:

Finalizing my Binance Ardor Dex Submission. I want to go over it with someone. anyone… if anyone has ears to listen.

Lior:

You can send it over to me

Patoshi

Not the best, but its just a quick overview of the POC of how a binance chain might work with Ardor. I have to submit the reskinned ardor code so they see i actually did something i think and a bunch of other content I’m sending to them. I’ll submit when i wake up in the morning.. its 2:30am here.

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CLONES

  • Cyronium, a new Ardor Clone?

Is it a clone of Ardor? Is it a Nxt clone? The white paper does not distinguish very well between Nxt and Ardor, which sets off red flags because they are two different platforms. Indonesian based Cyronium wants to be a gold-backed blockchain token with three child chains. Elizabeth, the director of the ANG, tried reaching out.

Elizabeth:

What do we know about this? http://www.digitaljournal.com/pr/3830389
It seems to be a clone… I will try to make contact.

madfox:

https://www.cyronium.com/documents/whitepaper-en.pdf

It seems they do not distinguish between NXT and Ardor.

See their FAQ

They wrote, in their Press Release:

A crypto asset backed by real gold reserves, combining the disruptive potential of cryptocurrencies with the lasting value of precious metals. This cryptocurrency, Cyronium will open its initial coin offering (ICO) for institutional and private investors on July 27th 2018.

Cyronium’s founder, Mardigu Wowiek Prasantyo, seems to be some celebrity in Indonesia. A serial entrepreneur, a former hypnotherapist with a specialty in terrorism, writer, business adviser, founding father of Rumah Yatin – an org running 90 orphanages, a bossman, and self-proclaimed trillionaire with various companies in the field of oil and gas, he seems well connected and a visionary brand. With Cyronium, Mardigu WP aims to end poverty in undeveloped countries.

Reading (and understanding) the Cyronium white paper and FAQ is not easy, as they seem to have been translated into English by machines. What I get is that they plan to clone Nxt and use it to build their own “Ardor”-like platform. Sometimes they talk about sidechains, other times Child Chains. However, the token they sell in their ICO is an asset token issued on the Ardor platform (as a placeholder token I assume), and it will trade on one exchange only, namely santara.co.id.

Their “child chains” will be Tree, Volko, and Koinako.

Each of them will have backed up physical assets from real businesses. For Tree coin, the physical asset is the specific crops planted within the business ecosystem managed by Cyronium. For Volko, the assets is the business owned by Small- Medium Enterprises, managed by the Cyronium team. For Koinako, it is rented accommodation. The profit of physical asset raised by the particular coin will be distributed to the investors, based on the number of coins that they have.

It does sound like a permissioned Ardor child chain setup with three controlled profit-sharing assets issued by Cyronium would do the trick if you ask me. That way they do not have to airdrop 10% gold-backed tokens, they would get expert support and free security updates from Jelurida’s core development team and they would not have to bootstrap their own clone, be it of Nxt or Ardor (Ardor would be overkill, IMHO). We will follow this and look forward to the clarity Elizabeth’s research brings to the table.

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  • Apollo (APL) Update

The community does not seem to be sold on the validity of Apollo, a coin based on NXT. Last week a Jelurida core dev looked into the source code and he was not impressed. The head Nxter editor stumbled onto the following video that tries to hype the Apollo project at the expense of Ardor. The video creator does not come off as being credible or unbiased. Much misinformation out there.

Apenzl wrote:

So, according to this YouTuber, “Victor of Apollo is a branding expert”. That’s great. But for some reason he keeps dissing Ardor, saying it’s just a simple update of Nxt (???), nothing special, a bad idea, and importantly: very bad marketed. Watching the CMC charts of Ardor and Nxt, he then concludes that he is quite sure “Apollo can achieve what the other project [Ardor] was trying to”…. I get the impression that either he has NO idea about what the Ardor platform is – or he is deliberately trolling it to better shill APL.

It looks like his idea is to push Apollo as an equal competitor to Ardor by ignoring what Ardor is but using the fact that Ardor was built from Nxt – which Apollo cloned. Funny. And wow. Why not focus on the privacy features they want to implement in Nxt? The “ligthning fast” Hermes protocol they want to make?

“Oh, but don’t listen to me; it’s your choice – buy the APL coin and you will be rich very soon – or miss out”, it goes on. Maybe he is right, Apollo will show better shilling skills than Jelurida with their nummerous gold-lettered pre-announcements of future partnerships on social media, and a merchandise store as the first milestone on their roadmap. It’s just that this is blockchain business, and until you get your code straight, it’s very serious business! Because it’s about real people, real money and lives, not just doing what it takes to sell a cool app in the appstore. I sincerely hope the Apollo team is fully aware of that.

The video is from a 3rd party videoblogger, for official Apollo info, please visit:

Website | Whitepaper | Twitter

APL coin was airdropped to NXT holders (snapshot taken on January 14th) and may turn out to be the next grand evolution of blockchain privacy and compression – or not. To login to the Apollo wallet you need to use the same private key (passphrase) that you use to log in to your Nxt wallet, so please take into consideration the info given here about how to move your clone coins to a new address in a safe way.

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IN THE MEDIA

  • MrV at Medium – Solar Powered Ardor Blockchain Node

The developer, MrV777, published a great article, where he assembles and programs a Raspberry Pi, details how to install an Ardor node and begin forging – on a machine powered by the nuclear fusion energy of the Sun. All the hardware specs and instructions included. Talk about cool and green.

Introduction

For years I’ve been hearing about the solar powered NXT node and have been meaning to build my own for Ardor. So I finally got around to it and wanted to share my experience.

 

The build:

Parts

  • Raspberry Pi B
  • Solar panels
  • Battery
  • USB cable
  • Display
  • Case
  • SD card

For our use it is better to get the Raspberry Pi3 B instead of the B+. We don’t need the extra bandwidth of 5.8ghz wireless or the extra CPU speed. Also, it’s cheaper and more energy efficient.
So for my setup, these are the parts I went with:

Power usage and solar panels

So here are the solar panels and batteries that I ended up trying through this project:

Read Article

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  • Agefi – L’outil de Comptabilité EZYcount Veut se Financer Grâce à la Blockchain

EZYcount received nice coverage in this French newspaper. The snippet below shows the featured photo of the creator, Vivien, and the article. A digital link is also included.

johnmcloud wrote:

Nice mention of Ardor on page 5 of today’s l’AGEFI (in relation to EZYcount)

Source

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  • Lior Yaffe at Medium – Crypto Investment Strategy

Lior wrote frankly about the state of NXT regarding the IGNIS Airdrop, if you invested at the peak you have since lost 93% of your value! The key to crypto, in his opinion, is to HODL! Unless your job is being a day trader on the NYSE, do not delude yourself into thinking that you can make longterm profits on trading crypto. Lior knows this well and offers words of advice and caution to potential investors.

Lior wrote:

In a previous article I published more than 4 months ago, I explained why I think the crypto market won’t suffer from a tulip mania, dot.com or housing type crash where many investments suffered losses of 97% or more over a very short period of time.

For some investments, I was wrong. For example, folks who bought NXT during the markets peak in December lost around 93% on their investment even when factoring in the IGNIS airdrop they received. But if you look at the overall crypto market the total market cap is somewhat lower than in February, but not significantly.

Even with regards to NXT itself, people who bought NXT during 2016 and held, still made a profit and also received Ardor and some Ignis for free.

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  • Techworm – Jelurida Has The Experience to Change Smart Contracts Forever

This article describes the flexibility and scalability of Ardor – mentioning how Jelurida improved upon Smart Contracts with the upcoming implementation of Lightweight Contracts, enabling an even smoother, more automated process to writing and deploying conditioned contracts on the Ardor blockchain.

The author wrote:

….

Another interesting innovation Jelurida has been exploring is the Oracle Contract. Another contract type that is only run by select, applicable nodes, Oracle contracts allow external information to be collected by an outside source and registered on the blockchain. In other words, data that is not built into the blockchain can interact with or even produce data that is on the blockchain.

Oracle contracts have existed for a few years, but with the birth of Lightweight contracts and the node-based execution properties of Ardor, Jelurida is giving Oracles an ideal platform to easily communicate from external resources and record those communications on the blockchain.

In short, Ardor’s already flexible and scalable functionality has been improved upon even more by the implementation of lightweight contracts, enabling an even smoother, more automated, and in their own words, “elegant” means of blockchain application building.

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PRICE EVOLUTION

  • TradingView – Ardor VS Bitcoin Reached The Support by trader HiTech

Source

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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! Embrace change, accept differences and continue to grow and learn!

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. We hope to see you back here next week. Keep walking forward towards the future and all that it brings.

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Nxter News – June 2018 (IV): The Caterpillar Does All The Work, But The Butterfly Gets All The Publicity

June (IV)

 

Welcome, dear Nxters and other followers!

Change is important, it provides for compelling character arcs in narratives and powers evolution. Like our title suggests, caterpillars might do all the work, but butterflies get all the credit. Sucks, but it is true. One should not be content being a complacent caterpillar when you can instead be a beautiful butterfly with only a little more effort. Ardor and Nxt suffer from publicity problems – namely a lack of it. This is something that the community can help with. Take heart, one person need not do everything, but tens of thousands of you can do tiny, tiny, small things that cumulatively have a bigger effect! Read on for our impassioned call to action for you to embark upon.

Last week was busy and here is a brief list of what occurred that is relevant to our community: Developer-oriented materials are soon to be a priority for the Jelurida devs, free IGNIS to the first to solve our puzzle, instructions that you can tattoo on your forehead for helping spread knowledge of our community, new Chinese exchange on board, Dominium’s child chain has been publicly announced by Jelurida, important NXT clone news, issues with Apple’s App store, and much much more.

Thank you for growing and evolving with us as we take you on a journey through the busy week that was.

COMMUNITY

MEETUPS

BUSINESSES ON ARDOR

EXCHANGES

CLONES

DEVELOPMENT

IN THE MEDIA

PRICE EVOLUTION

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


COMMUNITY

  • Jelurida

Last week Lior revealed that after the Lightweight Contracts feature is solidified and operational on the Ardor testnet developer-oriented materials and workshops will be planned and implemented. If you consumed last week’s Nxter newsly, you know that Veronica has already delegated the writing. Also, Jelurida contracts with a PR firm – is their centralized work enough?

Marketing Company

Around a year ago Jelurida contracted with a PR firm for the IGNIS ICO. It is not well known that Jelurida currently uses the services of another PR firm. It always seems as if the online marketing of Jelurida is not quite as visible as it could, but this perhaps is unavoidable when trying to raise awareness across the planet in a more and more crowded sea!

mrv777 asked:

Does jelurida still have a marketing company? I know there was one around the launch, but can’t remember if they are still being used

Lior Yaffe responded:

We are working with PR firm https://marketacross.com/
But frankly I don’t see how the articles they are able to push are making much difference. I think even my medium articles get more exposure.

I’m thinking about packaging the lightweight contracts articles into a quasi-academic, Vitalik style, whitepaper.

Also, Lior gave a shout-out to Nxter:

NXTER is doing a great job. I think we are the only coin with its own magazine which works consistently for several years. Some of my Korean contacts pointed this out as an important strength of our marketing.

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Training Materials and Workshops for Developers

Coming off a successful trip to America where he presented materials for developers, Lior wants to prioritize the development and planning of developer-oriented workshops and training materials in order to encourage continued and sustained growth of the Ardor ecosystem. He wrote:

Once we get the lightweight contracts feature solidified and working at least on testnet we will focus on training materials and workshops for developers. I just came back from SFO where I held such an event for developers which was quite successful and we will base some of our training materials on the outcome of this event.

This is exactly something we need. Even though Ardor and its child chain API’s are well documented in the nxtwiki and partly on Jelurida’s website, new developers and users find it confusing that to begin working with Ardor, they must look into Nxt – which is understandable.

We gathered most current Nxt and Ardor dev tutorials and resources here but do look forward to updated training material and workshops.

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  • Let’s Push Reddit

Reddit is probably the most popular news aggregator on the planet, and yet there is a severely lacking Nxt and Ardor presence in the crypto subs. This should change, no this NEEDS to change. One thing we have in spades in our community is passion, but we need people to lead and demonstrate their passion on Reddit subs.

thomasveil:

I feel like a broken record… But why is our reddit game so bad? We complain about missing coverage in outlets, but reddit is much more read than any news page. Heck, most pages get their news content from reddit. It’s free to access for us – so no barrier except for upvotes.
We shouldn’t “brigade”, but right now we’re non-existent in the general crypto subs.

/r/cryptocurrency | /r/nxt | /r/ignis | /r/ardor

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  • Ardor Nxt Community Chatroom on Discord

Speaking of an online presence, the ANG is launching a new Discord after having issues with the previous one.

Elizabeth (ANG) wrote:

I’ve just created a new space for us in Discord called Ardor Nxt Community with the hope it will be more identifiable for us and as a new place to start again as the creator of the JUG channel is AWOL and I don’t have complete admin permissions to manage things there. Please join me here: https://discord.gg/EnxmDnu

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  • Nxter’s Puzzle – Knowledge is Power

Let us play a game. Our Russian site editor Madfox came up with an idea for our readers that is fun and even possible for you to win a prize. Solve the crossword below to get the 12 words in the passphrase of an account with 50 IGNIS in it!

All the words in the puzzle are part of the passphrase for account ARDOR-9R5Z-B6QD-84UE-6UCQW / NXT-9R5Z-B6QD-84UE-6UCQW.

Solve it, and you’ll get access to withdraw the 50 IGNIS bounty, plus a 50 NXT bounty, too. Enjoy!

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  • Just Sitting on Your Bags will not be Enough

Change is needed, dear readers. It is not enough to complain or become complacent, our community continues to grow but we need to fuel it. Last week we polled our readers about how many claps we would get on our Medium version of the weekly newsletter. Here’s what you voted for – and how it went:

Sad to say, 44% of 83 voters landed their bet way off, and the 14% minority was correct. As the Twitter vote came to an end, our post on Medium had reached 118 views and 764 claps. Nxters, this means that we have very optimistic Twitter followers who are also optimistic about the presence and outreach of Nxter, ANG, Jelurida, and the Nxt, Ignis and Ardor blockchains, projects, and businesses online.

But too optimistic.

What I am getting at is that you can not just wait for your ARDR / NXT / IGNIS tokens to increase in value, or even expect other blockchain enthusiasts to know that Nxt and Ardor exist, only because you own some and Jelurida raised money in their IGNIS ICO. It may sound crazy, but it is how it is.  The worst thing about this is, IMHO – you know it. It is not Nxter’s fault that Jelurida continues to be plagued by sub-optimal coverage across various forms of media – that is Jelurida’s issue. No, the point is that we all need to change – many are complacent with where things are but complain that things should be better – YES THEY SHOULD – but YOU (yes you!) can help!

You need to step up. This is decentralized tech, and we need decentralized promotion, we are dealing with “best tech baddest pump” software, and yeah, you can sit back and think: in time the truth will be known, but the momentary truth is, that the best tech does not always win. It needs to be pushed. And what better time to push Nxt and Ardor? You know what will happen. It will grow. Maybe you sit on some bags, buy some more at these low levels. Hope for them to stay this low until you get your next monthly paycheck. Or you focus on Ethereum pump’n’dump ICO tokens, all those stupid whitepaper ICO’s with no real tech, trust or proven devs behind their projects.

Newcomers come, newcomers see – what should they learn about next?

We ask for your help. If you want this “best tech” to get approved and worked on by third-party devs, applications or airdropped clones, you want new assets released, ICO’s, new Ardor child chains, and IGNIS to be acknowledged as the best blockchain 3.0 use case for Ardor, then get off your ass. Join the ride.

Here is an easy way to help, make this list your daily checklist:
– Share our news. On any social media platform, to journalists, friends.
– Check Reddit. Write. You can answer and you can ask questions, you can mention us.
– Share your efforts with us. Tell us what you heard, we’ll share it too, do better than that, write a scoop, create a project on the blockchain, blog about it on Nxter, and we’ll send you a tip and do ours to help.

CoinDesk has just shown us how much we can depend on “crypto” media outlets to spread the word about the most advanced blockchain tech in existence. TBH, it is disgusting. Nxt has been around since 2013, has run flawlessly, been cloned and been taken advantage of, it’s not like Ethereum is not trying to copy it, or that Ardor isn’t running in production as the first 100% PoS scalable child chain platform in the world, with inbuilt smart contracts and all.

One can wonder why this is not considered excellent news, or at least considered interesting enough to cover. Yeah, one can wonder. Or one can recognize the truth – C.R.E.A.M. – and then take action.

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MEETUPS

  • Workshop at the TecnoCampus in Mataró, June 20th

Last week, in Spain, there was an Ardor presence at a blockchain workshop. In it, the utility of Ardor Smart Transactions was covered.

 

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  • Learn How to Write a Smart Contract in Barcelona, June 21st

Likewise, there was a showcase in Barcelona where an eager audience learned how to write and deploy a conditioned contract.

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  • FinTech Junction 2018, June 24th

On Sunday, Lior attended a fintech conference in Israel.

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ANG and the community have been compiling the blockchain Meetup events across the ecosystem: https://teamup.com/ksv4ccmkufbpbqp86o.

Upcoming/Ongoing:

      • WEBIT.FESTIVAL – June 25-27th in Sofia, Bulgaria

This week Jelurida is one of the main exhibitors at a tech conference in Bulgaria.

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BUSINESSES ON ARDOR

  • Dominium 

Aaand, it is FINALLY official – Jelurida announced that Dominium will be launching their global property blockchain platform on a new child chain of Ardor!

 

Veronica announced:

Ardor is officially preparing to launch a child chain in 2018 with Dominium, a global property leader. 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.

Press Release

Dominium states:

“For a property project with potentially millions of users and assets worldwide, blockchain bloat and functionality are of a primary concern to us”, says Dominium’s Managing Director, Mark Lloyd.

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.

Also mentioned in “Nasdaq Magazine” ;p

You can claim 25 free DOM tokens by registering on dominium.me (if have a number that is American or Canadian (+1) then you cannot receive the verification text) plus another 25 DOM on top for every referral you make. In an email to those that already registered, the Dominium team wrote:

[Our] emails will be sent in English, but will be translated by our country ambassadors and will be posted in their respective Facebook pages and Telegram channels. Do not forget to sign up to your respective social media channels to ensure you do not miss anything as these updates relate to everything to do with Dominium’s AML / KYC procedure, airdrop, Referral Program, reasons for choosing Ardor, token economy, Initial Token Offering (ITO) dates, PRE-ITO whitelisting, new advisors/ambassadors and our future marketing and licensing plans.

TürkçeEspañol – Nederlands – 日本語русскийукраїнськаViệtDeutschIndonesiaFrançaisहिंदी

Learn more: ANNWebsite | Pitch Deck | English Telegram

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  • EZYcount Update

The white paper for EZYcount AI-automated blockchain accounting was released last week, detailing the novel Token-as-a-License (TaaL) approach to digital distribution, achievable by Ardor’s asset token functionality.

Vivien wrote:

Hello Ardor Community,

Today we have published our White Paper V0.9.1. 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 Pre-ICO and will be implemented as an asset on Ardor. The date for the Pre-ICO is not fixed yet. If that sounds interesting you are welcome to have a look at our WP. Accessible here: https://www.ezycount.ch/en/ico/

Interview Canal9 Vivien EZYcount

ANNWebsite | LinkedIn | Reddit

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  • CTC Becomes C2C

CtC is another asset issued on the Ignis child chain waiting to get developed and deployed into real life use cases. Now with a CtC Pocket Developer Kit available, last week they announced that they are rebranding themselves as C2C.

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  • Janus – KREDS Auto Masternode Installer

Last week saw holders of the JanusComXT tokens get their JNS back and the ComXT project close. While we are eagerly awaiting an update from the Janus team about the future of Janus, they are working unstoppable on growing KREDS, including the following GitHub downloadable:

Janus asset holders got Kreds airdropped, and if you hold 100K+ Kreds, you can run a masternode.

2 KREDS were credited per 1 JNS, on February 3rd at Ardor block height 48484, with a claim window of 90 days counting from the time of the Kreds Genesis block. JNS holders, if you haven’t claimed your Kreds yet – download their wallet and grab your coins. Here is how to claim you Kreds balance if you’re a Janus holder.

Janus asset ID on the ARDOR platform: 4348103880042995903

Follow Janus on Telegram and Twitter

Website | Do you want more info about Kreds? Visit: https://www.kredsblockchain.com/

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EXCHANGES

When Binance?

  • ARDR and NXT now Available at Okex

Hooray for our Chinese community!

nxt6666 wrote:

There is a good news here, NXT’s voting activity at Tokok.com is second and Ardor is sixth. So with the support of Chinese fans, we can be added to Tokok.com exchange free. Nxt/Ardor will start a new journey in China!

OKEx:

Dear Valued Customers,
We are pleased to announce that Ardor (ARDR), and NXT (NXT) is now listed on OKEx. Please take note of the following go-live schedule:

Ardor (ARDR)
1. ARDR deposit – 16:00 Jun 25 (Hong Kong Time, UTC +8)
2. ARDR spot trading (BTC Market) – 16:00 Jun 26 (Hong Kong Time, UTC +8)
3. ARDR withdrawal – 18:00 Jun 29 (Hong Kong Time, UTC +8)

NXT (NXT)
1. NXT deposit – 16:00 Jun 25 (Hong Kong Time, UTC +8)
2. NXT spot trading (BTC Market) – 16:00 Jun 26 (Hong Kong Time, UTC +8)
3. NXT withdrawal – 18:00 Jun 29 (Hong Kong Time, UTC +8)

Source

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  • AEX opens ARDR Withdrawals

Oh my, have we been waiting for this to happen? Zhang, the developer of the walletnxt mobile app, helped AEX.

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  • Support your Tokens

Opportunities to demonstrate support for ARDR / IGNIS and NXT are out there:

Bithumb

Let your voice be heard:

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

https://twitter.com/BithumbOfficial/status/974560572451598336

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CLONES

  • Metrodex Airdrop – Snapshot Recorded

The MTR snapshot was recorded at Nxt block 1894000.

 

From their announcement:

Airdrop coins will be locked on the blockchain start. Every mined block will unlock 1/200,000 of locked balances. Thus, about 1000 initial distributed MTR will be unlocked every mined block. The whole initial distributed stake will be unlocked when miners receive 400,000,000 MTR…

For every 10 NXT in your wallet [at the snapshot block] you receive 1 MTR with the same passphrase on Metro blockchain.

Follow the Metro thread @ nxtforum

Remember that once the MetroDEX wallet is available, you’ll need to log in to it using the same credentials that you currently use to log in to your Nxt wallet so, to maximize security, we suggest you take into consideration the info given here.

More info

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  • Volp Coin Update

A great airdrop for NXT holders? Talk is cheap Volp, we do want to believe you but we literally have nothing but your word when it comes to your product. Pre-announced is a demo of their product released in under two months that can be reviewed for the community. But until then…

https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=4107190.msg40033877#msg40033877

A quote from Volp team on Discord:

“The Volp system is disruptive and innovative, not just it as any new technology. I believe that the birth of any technology really brings with it many doubts and skepticism. The standard we are working on in a programming language is not part of the technology consensus that is currently being applied. As we already said, Volp has a language, compiler, and a protocol that was built from scratch. Within 56 days as already reported we will publish a demo, to which it can clarify all your doubts .”

More Info

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  • Apollo (APL) Update

It is always a good thing when source code is released for the community to peer review it. One of the devs at Jelurida requests that knowledgeable Java devs review the Apollo private transactions. His own first impression is below.

Berzelius (from Jelurida):

Can any independent Java dev have a closer look at the recently published Apollo source code, in particular the so-called “private” transactions that they claim to have? My personal opinion is that it is a fine sample of snake oil, intended only to mislead users, but perhaps as a Jelurida dev I am biased.

https://github.com/ApolloFoundation/Apollo
What they seem to do is either encrypt, or replace with random data, the fields in the transaction JSON returned by the API to the client, however in the peer network, in memory, and in the database, everything is still visible and can’t possibly be any other way if the node is supposed to process these transactions so the user gets the impression his data are private, while in reality they are all on the blockchain and anyone with a modified software can read them.

SwissAlps:

Hi guys,
For the moment, the ArdorExchange cannot support your [free] APL coins because the APL blockchain seems to be permanently on a FORK state…   :disappointed: :disappointed: :disappointed:

Let’s see what happens.

APL coin was airdropped to NXT holders (snapshot: January 14th), and may turn out to be the next grand evolution of blockchain compression – or not. Before you decide to buy NXT to get JPL airdrops, please be careful not to just buy the rumor. Look into what’s coming before you buy NXT to get it because an explicitly great modified clone is obviously better than a valueless one.

The Nxter Newsly is on us – we do what we can to inform you. Any investment you do is solely on you.

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DEVELOPMENT

  • Ardor Lite App – Apple Store

Last week 3rd party Ardor Lite came out of beta and the app is now available to download and use for Android users. The Apple App Store recently updated their terms for cryptocurrency apps, and Ardor Lite meets the spirit of the rules, but not the letter. Apple will only allow wallet apps for tokens that are listed by the US government, a very small list at the moment. Getting listed on a US-centric exchange like Coinbase will be the proof that Apple needs that ARDR is “legitimate.”

mrv777 wrote:

Apple denied my Ardor Lite app:

Hello, Your app facilitates the transmission of a virtual currency that is not approved for the App Store. Ardor is not an approved crypto currency.

Best regards,
App Store Review

patoshi

same denial message i got too

mrv777

So there is an approved cryptocurrency list for Apple apparently still. I was hoping it was gone, but I guess not. It is a little frustrating because they told me the same thing 6 months ago when I tried the first time and was denied, being told to try again in a few months. And that there was nothing I could do to help get Ardor approved.
Fyi for @riker too

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  • Weekly Reminder

The Nxt and the Ardor client can connect to a remote node and run as a light client, just by checking a checkbox during installation.

Lior Yaffe:

If you are connecting to a remote node then you don’t have a node installed locally. If you have a node installed locally then there is no need to connect to a remote node.

Light client is good in two cases:
1. When for some reason you want to setup a node which does not download the whole blockchain. Possibly since you have a low power device.
2. During blockchain download, to use the wallet until it is fully downloaded, we also call this mode roaming client.

Light client provides an advantage over connecting to a remote node since the Javascript used by the wallet is the local Javascript and the Javascript downloaded from a remote node. This closes an attack vector of using malicious Javascript on the remote node like some phishing sites tend to do.

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IN THE MEDIA

  • Lior Yaffe at Medium – NXT POS Block Skipping Attack Myth

Hey, if Vitalik, the creator of Ethereum, doesn’t know Nxt/Ardor but still is trash-talking it then this probably means that he considers us serious competition! Longtime readers of Ardor and Nxt know this to be true, but the hundreds of thousands to millions of Ethereum fanboys out there might not even know that a better solution than Casper (Ethereum’s long-delayed PoS algorithm) even exists.

The TL,DR; of the Medium article is that the vulnerability that Nxt / Ardor are susceptible to is interesting to note but ridiculously impractical to abuse. Do not take my word for it, but take the creator’s word:

Lior wrote:

In the Ethereum proof of stake FAQ, NXT is mentioned as suffering from a class of “Stake Grinding” attack. The author refers to this attack as “Block Skipping Attack”. In this article, I’ll explain why this imaginary attack is not practical.

….

This attack is not a serious threat.

Ethereum’s Casper POS algorithm may not suffer from this type of attack, but it has been in development for over three years and is not even close to being deployed to production. Meanwhile NXT is working successfully, in production since 2013 and Ardor, which is based on the same consensus algorithm, is working successfully in production since January 2018.

I call to the Ethereum team, please remove this unjustified criticism of the NXT proof of stake algorithm from your official documentation.

Read Article

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  • CryptoWaves  – Ardor, Blockchain for Business

“Just a dude talking about cryptocurrencies on the internet…”

Source

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  • La Vanguardia – ¿Cómo Puede Beneficiar la Tecnología ‘blockchain’ a las Empresas?

“La Vanguardia” is the 4th biggest newspaper in Spain. The digital edition of this newspaper has published this article called ‘How can companies benefit from the blockchain technology’ that talks about Jelurida and the Mataró workshop (referenced earlier), together with a brief general introduction to how a blockchain works. If the title was not a giveaway, this is a Spanish-language article.

Source

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  • Cointimes.com.br – Ardor – Criptomoeda Escalável e Voltada para Negócios

Introductory article to Ardor, written in Portuguese.

Source

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  • Kepuchina – 阿朵币

This Chinese-language article is a transcription of an interview a Jelurida dev had two years ago. The description is below.

Description:

It is really an excellent and well-thought article written about 2 years ago. This is a translation of the article by Jean-Luc https://nxtforum.org/core-development-announcements/nxt-2-0-overview/

Source

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  • 101 Blockchains – Beginner’s Guide: NXT

The spirit of this piece is good. If you are new and have absolutely no idea about what Nxt is, then this piece is immediately available for your consumption. Otherwise, do not give them your traffic as there are more comprehensive guides.

They wrote:

What is NXT Platform?

NXT is entirely different from other 1300 cryptocurrencies and is coded from scratch in JAVA. Along with this, it also comes with the various restrictive components that make it a highly secure network from bugs and hackers.

It aims at completely revolutionizing the governance, crowdfunding, and financial technology industries by not just providing the NXT cryptocurrency, but also giving them the access to the blockchain and technology associated with it.

Source

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PRICE EVOLUTION

  • TradingView – NXT/USD, Buy the Low by a.shevelev002

Source

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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! Do not be complacent caterpillars when we can all be beautiful butterflies.

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. We hope to see you back here next week. Keep walking forward towards the future and all that it brings.

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Nxter News – June 2018 (III): All Truly Great Thoughts Are Conceived While Walking

June (III)

 

Welcome, dear Nxters and other followers!

Walking is healthy, and for that alone everyone should do it. Walking also allows for you to clear your head and just be alone with your thoughts. When walking you can think about how to use blockchain to change the world, as a friendly suggestion – or you can think about space. Space is cool. Can you walk to space? These are great thoughts that you can ponder after you read this (you are welcome for the idea)! Also, no, you cannot walk into space, but what if the blockchain was used as a backbone to build a space elevator? That is an idea I came up with while walking! Perhaps the act of walking allows people to be more creative because you subconsciously know that you are moving forward, that progress is being made. Many great ideas were formulated from thoughts had while walking and blockchain is no different.

Last week the future transitioned into the past as many eventful things transpired. Nxter is pleased to announce that our new tool, SIGBRO OFFLINE, is now available for our security-minded readers (THIS SHOULD BE ALL OF YOU!), the Ardor.world website received new functionality, the ANG announced events, many Meetups occurred as Jelurida was notably present in Silicon Valley, the Triffic Founders Sale JUST started, ways for NXT holders to claim airdropped tokens from clones, Ardor Lite was fully released in the Google Play store, and much more!

Thank you for walking with us as we take you on a journey through the busy week that was.

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

Veronica Torras, from Jelurida, answered questions from the Slack community regarding long-awaited upgrades to the technical documentation, Jelurida controlled websites and a request for more public communication.

She wrote:

Regarding the technical [Ardor and child chain] documentation (…), Alberto and Jesse lead the project, with my help, and Lior/Tomi/Petko review as well of course. This is something that is going on. We start with the Ardor Technical Documentation, and would like to have a first version ready in 2-3 weeks, and then grow it from there. Both Jesse and Alberto have experience on this kind of writing.

Regarding the Jelurida website, you are totally right. It shouldn’t take this long. But the Jelurida founding team wanted to do it under their control and have several reviews, so it is taking longer. But I would like to start working on the Nxt and Ardor websites soon, I think Jelurida should take these projects. @Elizabeth before starting something let’s update each other next week.

I know that Jelurida needs to improve the communication with the community, like organizing an AMA regularly. I agree with you that we need get started on guides that make it easy to start to the different targets (users, developers, business people, etc…) Jelurida is evaluating 3 new candidates for writing quality content now. The priority is to make our technology more understandable, and write about use cases in different verticals, starting with the ones we are working on. Several new incorporations to the team might happen soon, hopefully in the coming weeks.

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  • SIGBRO OFFLINE | NXTER.ORG

Nxter is introducing SIGBRO OFFLINE. This is a lightweight, downloadable tool for the Ardor blockchain platform that is designed to keep your passphrase (private key) safe by letting you create accounts, sign transactions, and perform other transactions on the Ardor parent chain / Ardor child chains in a secure, offline environment.

If you are still cautious about using this tool, a simple test is to use your browser’s “developers tools” functionality and go to the “Network” tab to see the requests that SIGBRO OFFLINE makes. We cannot, and do not, collect and store your identity or passphrase, for any reason, ever.

By the way! Should we post more on Medium?

We decided to re-post last week’s Nxter newsly on the Medium.com platform. What do you say? If you want to see us there more often, visit the post and give it some claps. Consider your claps as a vote for us to use the platform to promote our tech, community and ourselves more in the future.

Oh! You can actually give a Medium post up to +50 claps, just by holding down the + button.

Your Nxter sites:

English | French | Spanish | Russian | Chinese | Korean

 

  • Ardor.world Updates

Sergei, developer of the English/Russian languaged Ardor.world website has implemented a feed that keeps you in the loop with what goes on inside the Ardor, Nxt and Ignis ecosystems. Relevant Twitter-feeds, Reddit/r/ and RSS feeds (Like Nxter – thanks!) should keep you up-to-date. Check it out and give him some feedback.

Sergei wrote:

I’m testing a new service, I need feedback.

https://www.ardor.world/feed/

 

Moreover:

Price in Nxt, Ardor, Ignis
Link: https://www.ardor.world/pricein/

More info

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  • Ardor & Nxt Group – Workshops, Sponsorships and More

Elizabeth, director of the Ardor and Nxt Group, aka @TheCryptoWoman, had another hectic week, one of the most picture-rich events being… the Blockchain Bash!

A quick update to say I’m excited to be holding a workshop on Lightweight Contracts in Philadelphia this afternoon. I learned from the best! @riker

I will try to video.

NXT on a blue and green background. We do like your sense of design, Elizabeth!

Elizabeth: Chinese friends and NXT fans, this brand new separate display is in honor of you!

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MEETUPS

  • CEBIT Festival 2018 in Hannover

Jelurida was present at CEBIT 2018 in Germany. It is apt that they would attend a conference for business innovation and digitization. Hopefully good leads were captured.

Interview with Alberto Fernández (aka Almonte) at #CEBIT2018:

And here’s another interview, in German (unfortunately the sound wasn’t recorded properly):

Would you like to know more about this event? We reported about it in last week’s Nxter newsletter.

Source

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  • CPC Crypto Devcon in Stanford

Last week Lior Yaffe, co-founder of Jelurida, was presenting Ardor and its advanced concepts, in the heart of the digital world: Stanford / Silicon Valley.

Video – Lior at CryptoDevcon: the Ardor Blockchain Bloat Solution

Good 14 minute video of Lior’s presentation.

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ANG and the community have been compiling the blockchain Meetup events across the ecosystem: https://teamup.com/ksv4ccmkufbpbqp86o.

Upcoming/Ongoing:

  • Learn How to Write a Smart Contract – Barcelona, June 21th

“Bring your own computer, we’ll guide you through a blockchain use case so that you can see the functionality of smart contracts.” This Spanish-language Meetup will take place in Barcelona later this upcoming week and will be an opportunity to learn about writing conditional contracts.

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  • WEBIT.FESTIVAL – June 25-27th in Sofia, Bulgaria

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BUSINESSES ON ARDOR

Let us get down to business. Not only Jelurida is doing business here, actually, there are public blockchains, permissionless ones. Why not have an ICO on such a mature blockchain 3.0 technology with child chains?

  • Triffic ICO – Founders Sale Started

James Malach has just announced:

It gives me great pleasure to announce that the Triffic token sales site is finally open and our Founders Sale has started for people investing over $25,000.

If you would like to get a head start on our pre-ICO, then you can get on our whitelist by going to https://triffic.world and be ready for July 2nd.

Apart from updating the public about the upcoming ICO, the Triffic CEO wrote about how the transactional tokens, GPS, will be obtained by users of the Triffic app after the ICO. A very interesting concept that will, undoubtedly, drive (see what I did there?) people to use the Triffic app as they “gamify” their GPS experience.

James Malach (coinerz):

Apart from the ICO, nobody ‘buys tokens’. They are given to people who use the app in many different ways. Travelling about, creating vouchers, buying and selling in the marketplace, using personal services and much more. Unlike most tokens that are sold in an ICO, GPS Tokens actually have a use – they power the whole app ecosystem. Something that very much requires blockchain technology – and Ardor already provides much of the functionality we need.

GPS TOKEN PRESALE BEGINS JULY 2, 2018 AT 09:00PST

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

ANNWebsite | Pitch Deck | WhitepaperEnglish Telegram

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  • Bitswift Child Chain Update

Bitswift had to change their coin ticker. You might know Bitswift’s child chain token as SWIFT on Bittrex, but soon they will change the name to BITS. This stems from a long and protracted legal dispute over the name SWIFT. More details below from the company.

Paul Busch wrote:

A decision was made to change the ticker from SWIFT to BITS.

Part of the reason – we are having so much grief over our trademark application so we hope this helps things along.

https://support.bittrex.com/hc/en-us/articles/360004823112-Rebranding-and-ticker-symbol-changes-Bitcoin-Cash-BCC-Legends-LGD-and-Bitswift-SWIFT-

Onward.

This was a large step for Bitswift in all (…) but as some of you may know we have been dealing with an ongoing legal battle over our name and trademark “Bitswift”.

Our companies were sent a cease and desist by the banks themselves saying we are confusing the public.

This is obviously a bunch of [BS] because no one thinks Bitswift is SWIFT financial people. In any event, it was costing a lot of money, time and stress. It turned out what they did not like was our ticker “SWIFT”.. so it was simple enough to change to “BITS” which is just as good, if not better. Now I hope the banksters leave us alone and we can get on with business.

I feel a little bullied around by big money, but hey, its not SWIFT we want anyway, its Bitswift and BITS will be far better known in these markets, I will ensure it.

BITS holder? If you held NXT at the IGNIS snapshot block, then you already are.

You can see your BITS balance in the Ardor client right now; just log in to ardor.nxter.org by using your Nxt account address (not your passphrase – we will not steal it but just do not do it!), and if you want to buy some Bitswift BITS, sell some Bitswift BITS, make transactions and use the Bitswift child chain features – do that too – you can even do it OFFLINE.

Read their June Tech Update

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

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  • EZYcount, AI-Automated Blockchain Accounting

We mentioned EZYcount last week, as one of the upcoming ICO’s on the Ignis chain. The creator of EZYcount, Vivien, speaks to how the incredible flexibility of the Ignis chain makes it very compatible with his vision of scalable blockchain tech paired with AI for automated accounting.

Vivien wrote:

The Ardor PoS blockchain has a unique parent-chain and side-chain architecture that enables obsolete past transactions to be pruned, with both parties’ consent.

At EZYcount, we are very excited by the prospects blockchain technology can bring to the area of SME accounting. Individuals can buy a token (…) that enables business ledgers to be updated and monitored by participants and independent third parties. The potential to remove paperwork, additional costs and guarantee transparency for governments and regulators is too big a prize to give up. The Ardor blockchain enables us to carry this out in a way that would have been unimaginable five years ago.

Their whitepaper is to be released – you can sign up to receive it here.

ANNWebsite | LinkedIn | Reddit

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  • CTC ATM – Pocket Developer Edition

Do you remember CtC? The Ignis asset token? Last week they announced a developers kit.

Ever since CtC moved from Ethereum to the Ignis child chain, they have made some progress in developing their real-world usecase: providing people with a way to change their spare coins into crypto at airports, to exchange crypto at CtC ATM’s, and to enable merchants worldwide to take crypto as payment. We are longingly waiting, as we present their latest update, a little sad to see how they will NOT ship the kit to the largest crypto markets.:

This is the developer’s edition which is made sorely for developers who wants to experiment, develop more with CtC Pocket.

The device comes with magnetic card reader, camera, basic android software, ctc basic software, receipt printer, ic card reader, batteries, sim cards slots, memory card slot and wifi function.

(…)

The machine is made sorely for experiment at this stage. We, the CtC will not be responsible for any transaction made with this device nor any conversion done to this device which leads to financial losses.

The shipment for the unit is sent by DHL and it will be around second week of July 2018.

We will not sell nor ship the unit to the United States, China, South Korea, Japan, North Korea, Syria, Libya, Yemen, Somalia, Congo, Zimbabwe, Pakistan and Iran.

Website | Whitepaper | Twitter

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CLONES

  • Metrodex Airdrop

The Metro team announced welcome specifics about their upcoming airdrop, occurring this coming week!

 

 

The snapshot block is getting closer, NXT holders:

NXT Snapshot block: 1894000 (approximately on June 22nd).

100,000,000 MTR coins or 10% of the max circulation supply will be distributed to the holders of NXT. For each 10 NXT on your (own) wallet at the moment of the snapshot, you will get 1MTR.

Also, 100,000,000 MTR coins go to the Metro development team.

Airdrop coins will be locked on the blockchain start. Every mined block will unlock 1/200,000 of locked balances. Thus, about 1000 initial distributed MTR will be unlocked every mined block. The whole initial distributed stake will be unlocked when miners receive 400,000,000 MTR.

Follow the thread in the forum

More info

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  • Apollo (APL)

Also, the Apollo team announced instructions on how NXT holders can claim airdropped APL tokens if they held NXT on January 14:

Let us emphasize what they link to from that tweet:

We recommend you NOT to login to any online node by using your passphrase, as this is the same passphrase that gives access to all your NXT, your other airdropped coins + probably also your holdings on the Ardor blockchain platform.

In order to move airdropped coins into a new account, we recommend you to create a new account address, set up a transaction of all your clone coins to this new account using the online clone client – but instead of signing online with your passphrase click “Advanced” > “Do Not Sign” > “Do Not Broadcast”.

Copy the Unsigned Transaction Bytes, and transfer them into the NxtBridge OFFLINE tool. Sign (offline) with your passphrase (private key), and copy the Signed Transaction Bytes back into the online clone client. Broadcast the Signed Transaction Bytes (cogwheel > Transaction Operations > Broadcast Transaction).

You have now moved your clone coins to a brand new account without exposing your passphrase to the clone server, or anyone on the internet even.

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  • Weekly Reminder: Clones, How to Act

Free cloning is one of the issues that often comes up when talking about open-source software. And this is not the first time that we have seen this happen in our ecosystem. Many Nxt clones were created over the past four years that have taken advantage of our excellent team of developers for their own benefits. Sometimes these clone creators fail to even mention the Nxt blockchain when promoting their cloned version.

This is why Jelurida decided to create a new type of “coinleft” license, the JPL, in the spirit of the GNU General Public License, but better suited to protect the interests of open source cryptocurrency projects.

According to the JPL, any public clone of the Nxt blockchain will have to distribute 10% of all the tokens in that new cloned chain to NXT holders. Any public clone of the Ardor blockchain will have to distribute 10% of all the tokens in that new cloned parent chain platform to the IGNIS holders.

Full text of the JPL v1.1: Ardor _ Nxt

You usually can see your airdropped coins by logging into the online wallet from the cloned chain (e.g., for Apollo) with your Nxt/Ardor/Ignis account address. You never want to expose this to an online node from an untrusted source. With apologies to these third-parties, you are only trustworthy if you have proven to be so. If you want to, safely, move the coins, make an Unsigned Transaction on the clone’s client and sign it with NxtBridge Offline or (if it is an Ardor clone) with SIGBRO OFFLINE. Paste and broadcast the Signed Transaction Bytes or the Signed Transaction JSON with Nxter.org/wallet or any other Nxt/Ardor node. Should we make a “How-To” video?

Note, that if you want to support a clone by forging, you will have to download their client and server software.

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DEVELOPMENT

  • Ardor Lite Update

Last week Ardor Lite came out of beta and the app is available to download and use.

mrv777

Ardor Lite Wallet released out of beta on Google Play. Public reviews/ratings are allowed, so I would really appreciate people trying it and leaving a review and/or rating 🙂

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=mrv.ardor.lite

I know users like to know the official team’s stance on community wallets. (…) Jelurida has now stated that they will look over the code within the next few days.

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EXCHANGES

  • ARDR and NXT in Zecoex

This exchange will enable the trading of Ardor and Nxt against the US dollar and the Indian rupee. Zecoex is India’s most diversified cryptocurrency exchange currently live with 80+ currencies and expanding.

Trading begins this week on June 18th.

Source

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  • Support your Tokens

Opportunities to demonstrate support for ARDR / IGNIS and NXT are still out there:

Bithumb

Let your voice be heard:

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

https://twitter.com/BithumbOfficial/status/974560572451598336

TOKOK

Nxters can vote to get NXT and ARDR listed on this upcoming Chinese exchange.

Tokok wrote:

TOKOK.COM will launch its trading system in June 2018. Now we have to decide on the first listing coins. In line with the goal of building a consensus community, it is our duty to serve the users and make them satisfied, we decided to launch the first listing coins vote activity.

Voting start time: At 14:00 on June 9, 2018;

Deadline for voting: 14:00 hours on June 25, 2018;

The result announcement time: June 25, 2018 at 15:00.

i42silver voted and wrote:

1. Get a Wechat account
[1a. Follow TOKOK’s official Wechat account :”TOKOK咨询” (Wechat account :TOKOKZX)]
2. Scan the QR code above
3. You will be directed to a webpage inside wechat, scroll down and locate [the Nxt or the] Ardor icon, below the icon tap the orange button (投票) to vote.

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IN THE MEDIA

 

  • EMBlog Mayo Clinic – Blockchain: A New Technology for Health Professions Education

From the guy who created Ardor Blockchain Bootcamp, the Udemy course, comes this guest piece in which Ardor is briefly mentioned as a solution for the healthcare industry looking to implement blockchain-based solutions.

efunkem, creator of the Ardor Bootcamp, wrote:

Hey guys, I wrote a paper about blockchain and education that got published in a pretty decent medical journal. The place where I work has a blog and wanted to run an article about it and I put in a (very tiny) shot out for Ardor!

Source

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  • Fintech Weekly – Token-as-a-License, Blockchain’s Next Evolution

The CEO of EZYcount, Vivien Fuhrer,  wrote an intro piece about his new blockchain concept – a Token-as-a-License (TaaL).  The new business models afforded by TaaL allow for a new breed of software start-up to sell license rights secured over the blockchain. The author claims that this will make digital goods and services instantly accessible to anyone anywhere in the world.

He wrote:

Customizable tokens are tokens that can be coded and defined freely by developers such as tokens on Ethereum, with its most popular example being the ERC20. Non customizable tokens are standard tokens which are created through an official interface such as the Ardor wallet to create tokens on the Ardor blockchain. The main advantage of customizable tokens is the possibility to fully customize the token to fit the needs of the business. The main advantage of non-customizable tokens is the security, speed and easiness to create a new token. TaaL combines all the aforementioned benefits of customizable and non-customizable token software through the blockchain.

Source

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  • Cryptoactive.ru – ДЕТАЛЬНЫЙ РАЗБОР ПРОЕКТА ARDOR

This Russian-language blog post is informative about Ardor and explains its ICO and some of the basic properties of the system. The article pulls from the following infographic when it speaks to the efficiency afforded by Proof-of-Stake (PoS) blockchains.

Source

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PRICE EVOLUTION

  • Blocker.nl – Exclusief als Eerste in de Nieuwsbrief: ARDR

Source

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  • TradingView – Ardor at the Bottom. Is it Worth Taking? By DestinationMoonCrypto

Source

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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 was all for this week, fellow Nxters. By posting our newsletter to Medium we found out that the Nxter newsletter is a 22-minute read! If you think that is long to read, consider how long it takes us to make it.

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. We hope to see you back here next week. Keep walking forward towards the future and all that it brings.

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Nxter News – June 2018 (III): All Truly Great Thoughts Are Conceived While Walking

June (III)

 

Welcome, dear Nxters and other followers!

Walking is healthy, and for that alone everyone should do it. Walking also allows for you to clear your head and just be alone with your thoughts. When walking you can think about how to use blockchain to change the world, as a friendly suggestion – or you can think about space. Space is cool. Can you walk to space? These are great thoughts that you can ponder after you read this (you are welcome for the idea)! Also, no, you cannot walk into space, but what if the blockchain was used as a backbone to build a space elevator? That is an idea I came up with while walking! Perhaps the act of walking allows people to be more creative because you subconsciously know that you are moving forward, that progress is being made. Many great ideas were formulated from thoughts had while walking and blockchain is no different.

Last week the future transitioned into the past as many eventful things transpired. Nxter is pleased to announce that our new tool, SIGBRO OFFLINE, is now available for our security-minded readers (THIS SHOULD BE ALL OF YOU!), the Ardor.world website received new functionality, the ANG announced events, many Meetups occurred as Jelurida was notably present in Silicon Valley, the Triffic Founders Sale JUST started, ways for NXT holders to claim airdropped tokens from clones, Ardor Lite was fully released in the Google Play store, and much more!

Thank you for walking with us as we take you on a journey through the busy week that was.

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

Veronica Torras, from Jelurida, answered questions from the Slack community regarding long-awaited upgrades to the technical documentation, Jelurida controlled websites and a request for more public communication.

She wrote:

Regarding the technical [Ardor and child chain] documentation (…), Alberto and Jesse lead the project, with my help, and Lior/Tomi/Petko review as well of course. This is something that is going on. We start with the Ardor Technical Documentation, and would like to have a first version ready in 2-3 weeks, and then grow it from there. Both Jesse and Alberto have experience on this kind of writing.

Regarding the Jelurida website, you are totally right. It shouldn’t take this long. But the Jelurida founding team wanted to do it under their control and have several reviews, so it is taking longer. But I would like to start working on the Nxt and Ardor websites soon, I think Jelurida should take these projects. @Elizabeth before starting something let’s update each other next week.

I know that Jelurida needs to improve the communication with the community, like organizing an AMA regularly. I agree with you that we need get started on guides that make it easy to start to the different targets (users, developers, business people, etc…) Jelurida is evaluating 3 new candidates for writing quality content now. The priority is to make our technology more understandable, and write about use cases in different verticals, starting with the ones we are working on. Several new incorporations to the team might happen soon, hopefully in the coming weeks.

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  • SIGBRO OFFLINE | NXTER.ORG

Nxter is introducing SIGBRO OFFLINE. This is a lightweight, downloadable tool for the Ardor blockchain platform that is designed to keep your passphrase (private key) safe by letting you create accounts, sign transactions, and perform other transactions on the Ardor parent chain / Ardor child chains in a secure, offline environment.

If you are still cautious about using this tool, a simple test is to use your browser’s “developers tools” functionality and go to the “Network” tab to see the requests that SIGBRO OFFLINE makes. We cannot, and do not, collect and store your identity or passphrase, for any reason, ever.

By the way! Should we post more on Medium?

We decided to re-post last week’s Nxter newsly on the Medium.com platform. What do you say? If you want to see us there more often, visit the post and give it some claps. Consider your claps as a vote for us to use the platform to promote our tech, community and ourselves more in the future.

Oh! You can actually give a Medium post up to +50 claps, just by holding down the + button.

Your Nxter sites:

English | French | Spanish | Russian | Chinese | Korean

 

  • Ardor.world Updates

Sergei, developer of the English/Russian languaged Ardor.world website has implemented a feed that keeps you in the loop with what goes on inside the Ardor, Nxt and Ignis ecosystems. Relevant Twitter-feeds, Reddit/r/ and RSS feeds (Like Nxter – thanks!) should keep you up-to-date. Check it out and give him some feedback.

Sergei wrote:

I’m testing a new service, I need feedback.

https://www.ardor.world/feed/

 

Moreover:

Price in Nxt, Ardor, Ignis
Link: https://www.ardor.world/pricein/

More info

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  • Ardor & Nxt Group – Workshops, Sponsorships and More

Elizabeth, director of the Ardor and Nxt Group, aka @TheCryptoWoman, had another hectic week, one of the most picture-rich events being… the Blockchain Bash!

A quick update to say I’m excited to be holding a workshop on Lightweight Contracts in Philadelphia this afternoon. I learned from the best! @riker

I will try to video.

NXT on a blue and green background. We do like your sense of design, Elizabeth!

Elizabeth: Chinese friends and NXT fans, this brand new separate display is in honor of you!

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MEETUPS

  • CEBIT Festival 2018 in Hannover

Jelurida was present at CEBIT 2018 in Germany. It is apt that they would attend a conference for business innovation and digitization. Hopefully good leads were captured.

Interview with Alberto Fernández (aka Almonte) at #CEBIT2018:

And here’s another interview, in German (unfortunately the sound wasn’t recorded properly):

Would you like to know more about this event? We reported about it in last week’s Nxter newsletter.

Source

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  • CPC Crypto Devcon in Stanford

Last week Lior Yaffe, co-founder of Jelurida, was presenting Ardor and its advanced concepts, in the heart of the digital world: Stanford / Silicon Valley.

Video – Lior at CryptoDevcon: the Ardor Blockchain Bloat Solution

Good 14 minute video of Lior’s presentation.

(Back to the Index)

 

ANG and the community have been compiling the blockchain Meetup events across the ecosystem: https://teamup.com/ksv4ccmkufbpbqp86o.

Upcoming/Ongoing:

  • Learn How to Write a Smart Contract – Barcelona, June 21th

“Bring your own computer, we’ll guide you through a blockchain use case so that you can see the functionality of smart contracts.” This Spanish-language Meetup will take place in Barcelona later this upcoming week and will be an opportunity to learn about writing conditional contracts.

(Back to the Index)

  • WEBIT.FESTIVAL – June 25-27th in Sofia, Bulgaria

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BUSINESSES ON ARDOR

Let us get down to business. Not only Jelurida is doing business here, actually, there are public blockchains, permissionless ones. Why not have an ICO on such a mature blockchain 3.0 technology with child chains?

  • Triffic ICO – Founders Sale Started

James Malach has just announced:

It gives me great pleasure to announce that the Triffic token sales site is finally open and our Founders Sale has started for people investing over $25,000.

If you would like to get a head start on our pre-ICO, then you can get on our whitelist by going to https://triffic.world and be ready for July 2nd.

Apart from updating the public about the upcoming ICO, the Triffic CEO wrote about how the transactional tokens, GPS, will be obtained by users of the Triffic app after the ICO. A very interesting concept that will, undoubtedly, drive (see what I did there?) people to use the Triffic app as they “gamify” their GPS experience.

James Malach (coinerz):

Apart from the ICO, nobody ‘buys tokens’. They are given to people who use the app in many different ways. Travelling about, creating vouchers, buying and selling in the marketplace, using personal services and much more. Unlike most tokens that are sold in an ICO, GPS Tokens actually have a use – they power the whole app ecosystem. Something that very much requires blockchain technology – and Ardor already provides much of the functionality we need.

GPS TOKEN PRESALE BEGINS JULY 2, 2018 AT 09:00PST

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

ANNWebsite | Pitch Deck | WhitepaperEnglish Telegram

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  • Bitswift Child Chain Update

Bitswift had to change their coin ticker. You might know Bitswift’s child chain token as SWIFT on Bittrex, but soon they will change the name to BITS. This stems from a long and protracted legal dispute over the name SWIFT. More details below from the company.

Paul Busch wrote:

A decision was made to change the ticker from SWIFT to BITS.

Part of the reason – we are having so much grief over our trademark application so we hope this helps things along.

https://support.bittrex.com/hc/en-us/articles/360004823112-Rebranding-and-ticker-symbol-changes-Bitcoin-Cash-BCC-Legends-LGD-and-Bitswift-SWIFT-

Onward.

This was a large step for Bitswift in all (…) but as some of you may know we have been dealing with an ongoing legal battle over our name and trademark “Bitswift”.

Our companies were sent a cease and desist by the banks themselves saying we are confusing the public.

This is obviously a bunch of [BS] because no one thinks Bitswift is SWIFT financial people. In any event, it was costing a lot of money, time and stress. It turned out what they did not like was our ticker “SWIFT”.. so it was simple enough to change to “BITS” which is just as good, if not better. Now I hope the banksters leave us alone and we can get on with business.

I feel a little bullied around by big money, but hey, its not SWIFT we want anyway, its Bitswift and BITS will be far better known in these markets, I will ensure it.

BITS holder? If you held NXT at the IGNIS snapshot block, then you already are.

You can see your BITS balance in the Ardor client right now; just log in to ardor.nxter.org by using your Nxt account address (not your passphrase – we will not steal it but just do not do it!), and if you want to buy some Bitswift BITS, sell some Bitswift BITS, make transactions and use the Bitswift child chain features – do that too – you can even do it OFFLINE.

Read their June Tech Update

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

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  • EZYcount, AI-Automated Blockchain Accounting

We mentioned EZYcount last week, as one of the upcoming ICO’s on the Ignis chain. The creator of EZYcount, Vivien, speaks to how the incredible flexibility of the Ignis chain makes it very compatible with his vision of scalable blockchain tech paired with AI for automated accounting.

Vivien wrote:

The Ardor PoS blockchain has a unique parent-chain and side-chain architecture that enables obsolete past transactions to be pruned, with both parties’ consent.

At EZYcount, we are very excited by the prospects blockchain technology can bring to the area of SME accounting. Individuals can buy a token (…) that enables business ledgers to be updated and monitored by participants and independent third parties. The potential to remove paperwork, additional costs and guarantee transparency for governments and regulators is too big a prize to give up. The Ardor blockchain enables us to carry this out in a way that would have been unimaginable five years ago.

Their whitepaper is to be released – you can sign up to receive it here.

ANNWebsite | LinkedIn | Reddit

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  • CTC ATM – Pocket Developer Edition

Do you remember CtC? The Ignis asset token? Last week they announced a developers kit.

Ever since CtC moved from Ethereum to the Ignis child chain, they have made some progress in developing their real-world usecase: providing people with a way to change their spare coins into crypto at airports, to exchange crypto at CtC ATM’s, and to enable merchants worldwide to take crypto as payment. We are longingly waiting, as we present their latest update, a little sad to see how they will NOT ship the kit to the largest crypto markets.:

This is the developer’s edition which is made sorely for developers who wants to experiment, develop more with CtC Pocket.

The device comes with magnetic card reader, camera, basic android software, ctc basic software, receipt printer, ic card reader, batteries, sim cards slots, memory card slot and wifi function.

(…)

The machine is made sorely for experiment at this stage. We, the CtC will not be responsible for any transaction made with this device nor any conversion done to this device which leads to financial losses.

The shipment for the unit is sent by DHL and it will be around second week of July 2018.

We will not sell nor ship the unit to the United States, China, South Korea, Japan, North Korea, Syria, Libya, Yemen, Somalia, Congo, Zimbabwe, Pakistan and Iran.

Website | Whitepaper | Twitter

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CLONES

  • Metrodex Airdrop

The Metro team announced welcome specifics about their upcoming airdrop, occurring this coming week!

 

 

The snapshot block is getting closer, NXT holders:

NXT Snapshot block: 1894000 (approximately on June 22nd).

100,000,000 MTR coins or 10% of the max circulation supply will be distributed to the holders of NXT. For each 10 NXT on your (own) wallet at the moment of the snapshot, you will get 1MTR.

Also, 100,000,000 MTR coins go to the Metro development team.

Airdrop coins will be locked on the blockchain start. Every mined block will unlock 1/200,000 of locked balances. Thus, about 1000 initial distributed MTR will be unlocked every mined block. The whole initial distributed stake will be unlocked when miners receive 400,000,000 MTR.

Follow the thread in the forum

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  • Apollo (APL)

Also, the Apollo team announced instructions on how NXT holders can claim airdropped APL tokens if they held NXT on January 14:

Let us emphasize what they link to from that tweet:

We recommend you NOT to login to any online node by using your passphrase, as this is the same passphrase that gives access to all your NXT, your other airdropped coins + probably also your holdings on the Ardor blockchain platform.

In order to move airdropped coins into a new account, we recommend you to create a new account address, set up a transaction of all your clone coins to this new account using the online clone client – but instead of signing online with your passphrase click “Advanced” > “Do Not Sign” > “Do Not Broadcast”.

Copy the Unsigned Transaction Bytes, and transfer them into the NxtBridge OFFLINE tool. Sign (offline) with your passphrase (private key), and copy the Signed Transaction Bytes back into the online clone client. Broadcast the Signed Transaction Bytes (cogwheel > Transaction Operations > Broadcast Transaction).

You have now moved your clone coins to a brand new account without exposing your passphrase to the clone server, or anyone on the internet even.

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  • Weekly Reminder: Clones, How to Act

Free cloning is one of the issues that often comes up when talking about open-source software. And this is not the first time that we have seen this happen in our ecosystem. Many Nxt clones were created over the past four years that have taken advantage of our excellent team of developers for their own benefits. Sometimes these clone creators fail to even mention the Nxt blockchain when promoting their cloned version.

This is why Jelurida decided to create a new type of “coinleft” license, the JPL, in the spirit of the GNU General Public License, but better suited to protect the interests of open source cryptocurrency projects.

According to the JPL, any public clone of the Nxt blockchain will have to distribute 10% of all the tokens in that new cloned chain to NXT holders. Any public clone of the Ardor blockchain will have to distribute 10% of all the tokens in that new cloned parent chain platform to the IGNIS holders.

Full text of the JPL v1.1: Ardor _ Nxt

You usually can see your airdropped coins by logging into the online wallet from the cloned chain (e.g., for Apollo) with your Nxt/Ardor/Ignis account address. You never want to expose this to an online node from an untrusted source. With apologies to these third-parties, you are only trustworthy if you have proven to be so. If you want to, safely, move the coins, make an Unsigned Transaction on the clone’s client and sign it with NxtBridge Offline or (if it is an Ardor clone) with SIGBRO OFFLINE. Paste and broadcast the Signed Transaction Bytes or the Signed Transaction JSON with Nxter.org/wallet or any other Nxt/Ardor node. Should we make a “How-To” video?

Note, that if you want to support a clone by forging, you will have to download their client and server software.

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DEVELOPMENT

  • Ardor Lite Update

Last week Ardor Lite came out of beta and the app is available to download and use.

mrv777

Ardor Lite Wallet released out of beta on Google Play. Public reviews/ratings are allowed, so I would really appreciate people trying it and leaving a review and/or rating 🙂

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=mrv.ardor.lite

I know users like to know the official team’s stance on community wallets. (…) Jelurida has now stated that they will look over the code within the next few days.

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EXCHANGES

  • ARDR and NXT in Zecoex

This exchange will enable the trading of Ardor and Nxt against the US dollar and the Indian rupee. Zecoex is India’s most diversified cryptocurrency exchange currently live with 80+ currencies and expanding.

Trading begins this week on June 18th.

Source

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  • Support your Tokens

Opportunities to demonstrate support for ARDR / IGNIS and NXT are still out there:

Bithumb

Let your voice be heard:

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

https://twitter.com/BithumbOfficial/status/974560572451598336

TOKOK

Nxters can vote to get NXT and ARDR listed on this upcoming Chinese exchange.

Tokok wrote:

TOKOK.COM will launch its trading system in June 2018. Now we have to decide on the first listing coins. In line with the goal of building a consensus community, it is our duty to serve the users and make them satisfied, we decided to launch the first listing coins vote activity.

Voting start time: At 14:00 on June 9, 2018;

Deadline for voting: 14:00 hours on June 25, 2018;

The result announcement time: June 25, 2018 at 15:00.

i42silver voted and wrote:

1. Get a Wechat account
[1a. Follow TOKOK’s official Wechat account :”TOKOK咨询” (Wechat account :TOKOKZX)]
2. Scan the QR code above
3. You will be directed to a webpage inside wechat, scroll down and locate [the Nxt or the] Ardor icon, below the icon tap the orange button (投票) to vote.

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IN THE MEDIA

 

  • EMBlog Mayo Clinic – Blockchain: A New Technology for Health Professions Education

From the guy who created Ardor Blockchain Bootcamp, the Udemy course, comes this guest piece in which Ardor is briefly mentioned as a solution for the healthcare industry looking to implement blockchain-based solutions.

efunkem, creator of the Ardor Bootcamp, wrote:

Hey guys, I wrote a paper about blockchain and education that got published in a pretty decent medical journal. The place where I work has a blog and wanted to run an article about it and I put in a (very tiny) shot out for Ardor!

Source

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  • Fintech Weekly – Token-as-a-License, Blockchain’s Next Evolution

The CEO of EZYcount, Vivien Fuhrer,  wrote an intro piece about his new blockchain concept – a Token-as-a-License (TaaL).  The new business models afforded by TaaL allow for a new breed of software start-up to sell license rights secured over the blockchain. The author claims that this will make digital goods and services instantly accessible to anyone anywhere in the world.

He wrote:

Customizable tokens are tokens that can be coded and defined freely by developers such as tokens on Ethereum, with its most popular example being the ERC20. Non customizable tokens are standard tokens which are created through an official interface such as the Ardor wallet to create tokens on the Ardor blockchain. The main advantage of customizable tokens is the possibility to fully customize the token to fit the needs of the business. The main advantage of non-customizable tokens is the security, speed and easiness to create a new token. TaaL combines all the aforementioned benefits of customizable and non-customizable token software through the blockchain.

Source

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  • Cryptoactive.ru – ДЕТАЛЬНЫЙ РАЗБОР ПРОЕКТА ARDOR

This Russian-language blog post is informative about Ardor and explains its ICO and some of the basic properties of the system. The article pulls from the following infographic when it speaks to the efficiency afforded by Proof-of-Stake (PoS) blockchains.

Source

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PRICE EVOLUTION

  • Blocker.nl – Exclusief als Eerste in de Nieuwsbrief: ARDR

Source

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  • TradingView – Ardor at the Bottom. Is it Worth Taking? By DestinationMoonCrypto

Source

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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 was all for this week, fellow Nxters. By posting our newsletter to Medium we found out that the Nxter newsletter is a 22-minute read! If you think that is long to read, consider how long it takes us to make it.

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. We hope to see you back here next week. Keep walking forward towards the future and all that it brings.

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Nxter News – June 2018 (II): Those Who Are Crazy Enough To Think They Can Change the World Usually Do

June (II)

 

Welcome, dear Nxters and other followers!

People tend to like the familiarity of routines and changing the world is often lumped in with “delusions of grandeur.” It was crazy for bicycle shop owners to think that man could fly and yet the Wright brothers built the first plane. It was crazy to think we could slip the bounds of our planet and go into the stars and yet we landed on the Moon! Maybe only crazy people change the world. If being crazy gets us things like flight and space travel, then why would you want to be normal? Not everyone can invent something new, but everyone can see ways to improve the world and everyone should be brave enough to act on those “crazy” ideas.

Last week in the realm of crazy ideas we have our favorite purveyor of distributed sequentially hashed file technology, Jelurida, promoting their products across the globe – with an emphasis this week on being in Silicon Valley. Nxter is going to change soon (DEAL WITH IT!) and we are teasing a new app ecosystem, the Ardor Bootcamp Udemy course is still a thing, the Triffic ICO is about to begin and is being well-reviewed, CoinDesk offhandedly insulted the Ardor community, and much more.

Thank you for being with us as we take you on a journey through the busy week that was. Just imagine what is next – it would be crazy of you to do so!

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

Since “a picture is worth a thousand words” below is 3000 words worth of pictures.

Last week in Lugano, Switzerland – there was the ICO Race, in part sponsored by Jelurida. Vivien from EZYcount (seen in the above picture next to our friend Travin Keith (Agavon) on the right) blogged about his experience:

As the crypto world is a bit crazy, the competition named ICO Race takes place in the big hall where 20 teams with each more ambitious projects than the other fighting with PowerPoints and shock statements. There’s nothing wrong; the team that finishes first receives 600’000 euros (partly cash, partly services)!

The whole day is going at incredible speed. Between meetings and encounters no time to sleep.

Travin is smiling and full of energy. He participates in a panel discussion in the afternoon. I look forward to hearing it. We take advantage of this appointment so that he introduces me to the team of Jelurida. Jelurida is the company behind Ardor, the blockchain technology we use. They just moved the head office to Lugano. During this day, I learn that it is not the only crypto company that recently moved to Lugano. It seems to me that the blockchain companies in Switzerland are mostly in Zug and Geneva and newly Lugano!

The day ends, the Pigzbe project wins the first prize. Bravo Pigzbe! I get back on a train and think back of this exciting day: many business cards in my pockets, tomorrow the thank you emails will be sent.

  • What is the Ardor Blockchain-as-a-Service Model?

There exists some confusion about how Ardor is a good BaaS solution. Lior directly answered this in the video below.

Veronica wrote:

How does the Ardor Blockchain-as-a-Service offering work? Blockchain-as-a-Service is only as good as the Blockchain application it is built upon, and in this video, Lior speaks to the differences between other Blockchain-as-a-Service offerings, and the Ardor platform, and why it has natural advantages.

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  • SIGBRO Wallet | NXTER.ORG

At Nxter we are preparing to roll out some changes.

A new brand design has been worked on for months, as well as some new services.

Nxter will launch with a new logo, a rebranded and more structured website; to help you engage better with our massive selection of way too hidden content concerning all aspects of the Nxt and Ardor ecosystems. The new design will be rolled out in our email newsletter, social media channels, the website, the tools, and services gradually, in all languages.

With the “relaunch” of Nxter Magazine, we will also present you with some new tools and services. SIGBRO Wallet is one of them. In March we mentioned our upcoming mobile app, and our AEUR WooCommerce plugin. What we are aching to present to you is a software bundle, a gateway to the Nxt blockchain and the Ardor child chain features, which will be easy for anyone to set up and use on their own websites, and in their daily life, without any coding knowledge.

English | French | Spanish | Russian | Chinese | Korean

Soft launch: https://nxter.org/wallet (will be updated often as we move forward – bookmark it)

ETA: August 1st

https://www.nxter.org/wallet/ – not quite the wallet yet.
We very much look forward to sharing this with our community and the wonderful ever-growing ecosystem.

 

  • Ardor Bootcamp Update

Remember the Nxter review of the Ardor Bootcamp course? There is a bonus code inside that article for you if you want to attend; efunkem (the creator) has great plans for updating the Udemy content. We encourage everyone to take this online class if you desire to learn more about the Ardor platform and its robust functionality, remember it is online so you can go at your own pace!

efunkem wrote:

An update on the Ardor Bootcamp class on Udemy:

– I’m working on improving some of the videos. I pushed it out pretty fast and want to add more details and just improve it overall. Anticipate summer 2018 for a refresh.
– going to add videos based on the medium articles that @riker publishes
– so far have had about 40 signups, about 15 from ppl on here who already know about it, but about 25 who found it through Udemy and are getting exposed to Ardor for the first time!
– overall feedback has been positive. I’ve only had one review with less than 4 stars.
– going to build a series of other classes about the Jelurida stack: other child chains as well as other projects that are copying the NXT code like Apollo. I can advertise these on the other currencies Slack/Telegram to drive traffic to my classes, which will all reference the wonders of Jelurida and Ardor, hopefully increasing interest and exposure
– going to launch advertising for the class, starting with Twitter
– considering launching an affiliate program. Give people 100 unique coupon codes, I’ll send you 20% of profit for anyone you can get to sign up for the class (happy to convert USD to NXT or Ardor and send to you). Let me know if interested in this
– considering launching an Ardor Bootcamp Advertising Asset. Money raised from sales of the asset will be used to purchase ads. Profits split evenly between the asset via the dividend feature. Will also generate voting (restricted to those who own the asset) so that the group decides what kind of ads we want to run.
– overall, lots of cool stuff on the horizon for my Udemy classes and will focus on spreading the word about Ardor! I found that charging people for the info actually makes them more likely to use it, as opposed to free info that they ignore. Always open to suggestions or ideas!
Link to Ardor Bootcamp:  https://www.udemy.com/ardor-bootcamp/ 

More Information

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  • New Telegram Group called Ignis – CommunityFirst

We love our community because they are always working on a varied assortment of interesting projects that will benefit others. This week we call attention to a new Ignis focused Telegram group created by the community (apologies CryptoSolar), for the community!

With this recent addition, here is a (non-exhaustive) list of all the Telegram groups/channels that directly refer to Nxt/Ardor/Ignis

Join this new group

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  • Blockchain Platform Review: Jelurida – Developing Ardor

Once you get past the WALL OF TEXT in this video, it can be informative. The video analyzes the Ardor platform and, uniquely, spends a lot of time analyzing the new Ardor / Ignis roadmap.

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MEETUPS

ANG and the community have been compiling the blockchain Meetup events across the ecosystem: https://teamup.com/ksv4ccmkufbpbqp86o.

 

Upcoming/Ongoing:

  • CPC Crypto Devcon in Stanford, June 10th – 12th

Lior is one of the speakers of this renowned event. In turn, Jelurida is one of the sponsors – busy week for Jelurida and Lior as he discusses Lightweight Contracts in the heart of Silicon Valley.

More Info

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  • CEBIT Festival 2018 in Hannover, on June 11th -15th

This week in Germany the CEBIT Festival continues on.

Veronica wrote:

Of all the startup platforms in Europe at the moment, none are as fast-growing or international in scope as SCALE11 at CEBIT, and Jelurida is pleased to announce that we will be on stage & have a booth within the Blockchain zone of the conference. This is exciting exposure, and we are proud to represent Ardor, Nxt, and Ignis at this event!

Source

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  • Light Contracts on Ardor Blockchain Platform Explained in Silicon Valley, June 12th

More Info
Source

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  • Learn How to Write a Smart Contract – Barcelona, June 21th

“Bring your own computer, we’ll guide you through a blockchain use case so that you can see the functionality of smart contracts.” This Spanish-language Meetup will take place in Barcelona later this month and will be an opportunity to learn about writing conditional contracts.

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  • WEBIT.FESTIVAL – June 25-27th in Sofia, Bulgaria

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BUSINESSES ON ARDOR

  • Dominium

Veronica, of Jelurida, told us that a child chain agreement is not signed, yet.

An important clarification here: Dominium is testing and evaluating the Ardor technology, it is NOT BASED YET in the Ardor technology, they are seriously considering it 🙂

Still, Dominium is advertising themselves as an Ignis asset and a property platform built on the Ardor blockchain. As seen in the above tweet, Dominium has seen a large interest in their airdrop and asset. Also – as is often the case – the huge interest revealed bugs, all of which they have crunched: email and SMS verification links did not work at all times – fixed, and 2FA with Google Authenticator has been added as an option, “whois” details for their website are now public, the site’s SSL certificate has been upgraded, and a translation module is in place. 

Dominium also acknowledged that they will add different levels to their AML/KYC registration process. The details are below:

Another often heard complaint is the level of AML / KYC we are demanding. This is of course because we started from the position that everyone will be a potential investor for assets (securities). As we are also putting an international property portal on the platform, this will not always be the case, so next week we are separating the clearance levels into three levels as follows:

  • Clearance level 1
    • Requires the completion of your contact details and an upload of an image of you holding your ID next to your face for identification purposes (the image and ID need to be clear and legible)
    • This level allows you to purchase and trade utility tokens (DOM), list properties and rent (share) and buy properties
  • Clearance level 2
    • Requires the upload of a proof of address and proof of tax number
    • This level allows you to purchase and trade all assets (securities), although some jurisdictional restrictions may apply
  • Clearance level 3
    • Requires the completion of a number of questions and a declaration that you are a qualified investor
    • This level allows you to invest in all assets without restrictions

Once all this has been build, we will start working on the whitelisting for the Dominium ICO (and if you are fast the PRE-ICO) and shopping cart, as we will be dealing with the full functionality of the ICO ourselves. This is after all the best way to stress test the platform for future asset listings and their ICO’s.

This week and next we are doing more marketing and we look forward to welcoming many more users to our community.

Learn more: ANNWebsite | Pitch Deck | English Telegram

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  • Triffic ICO

By the time you read this, the updated Triffic whitepaper should be released. The Triffic ICO was well-reviewed and should be high on many people’s priority list for participation come July, when it officially begins.

Also, coinerz wrote:

Our first ICO review is in and I’m delighted to say that Triffic scored top marks! https://www.trackico.io/ico/triffic/

 

GPS TOKEN PRESALE BEGINS JULY 2, 2018 AT 09:00PST

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

James Malach (coinerz):

Apart from the ICO, nobody ‘buys tokens’. They are given to people who use the app in many different ways. Travelling about, creating vouchers, buying and selling in the marketplace, using personal services and much more. Unlike most tokens that are sold in an ICO, GPS Tokens actually have a use – they power the whole app ecosystem. Something that very much requires blockchain technology – and Ardor already provides much of the functionality we need.

ANNWebsite | Pitch Deck | WhitepaperEnglish Telegram

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  • Bitswift Child Chain Update

Last week Bitswift announced testing/showcasing of their voting feature. 

bitswiftbro wrote:

If you live in Ontario, feel free to vote:
“None of the above” is an actual registered party .. lol https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/None_of_the_Above_Direct_Democracy_Party

Join Bitswift on TelegramDiscord, and Reddit.

Learn more about the Bitswift ecosystem

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  • EZYcount, AI-Automated Blockchain Accounting

This week, meet Vivien, CEO of EZYcount. Vivien wrote about their upcoming Pre-ICO, involving Tokens-as-a-License (TaaL).

Vivien wrote:

At EZYcount, we envisage accounting for the self-employed and small business owners as being automated and decentralised so they can focus on what matters instead of managing accounts.

Accounting can and should be completed automatically. Connection to payment systems, e-commerce websites and invoicing systems enable our AI to complete tasks automatically that would manually take hours to do. Bookings are created automatically and fully completed financial statements are available within a couple of clicks, and following analysis of your data, EZYcount AI can provide you with tips to improve your financial stability.

We support strong data ownership laws that protect individuals and ensure they have ownership of their data. Decentralisation ensures you will have full ownership of your data and can decide how it should be used.

In order to give an incentive to participate at our Pre-ICO, we decided to take an unconventional approach. Instead of just granting the Pre-ICO participants a discount we will give out a completely different Token during the Pre-ICO.

The Token available during the Pre-ICO is the Token-as-a-Licence (TaaL) which represents a lifelong and tradable license for our AI automated blockchain accounting solutions. The function of the Token available during the main ICO will have a different functionality which will be shared with our Community later on.

Their whitepaper is soon to be released – you can sign up to receive it here.

ANNWebsite | LinkedIn | Reddit

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CLONES

  • Metrodex

Metro, the Nxt clone and hybrid DEX we have been writing about over the last couple of weeks, has released their source code and a reward program to incentivize devs to take a look at it, and go for a bug-hunt.

 

Metro wrote:

We’re happy to announce that our code has been released on GitHub! https://github.com/metrosoftware

We also have a reward program for finding bugs in our code. You’ll get 1,000, 5,000 or 15,000 MTR for each bug depending on its severity.

Bounty hunters – check the code and enter their discussion in this BCT thread.

NXT Snapshot block: 1894000 (approximately on June 22nd).

100,000,000 MTR coins or 10% of the max circulation supply will be distributed to the holders of NXT. For each 10 NXT on your (own) wallet at the moment of the snapshot, you will get 1MTR.

Also, 100,000,000 MTR coins go to the Metro development team.

Airdrop coins will be locked on the blockchain start. Every mined block will unlock 1/200,000 of locked balances. Thus, about 1000 initial distributed MTR will be unlocked every mined block. The whole initial distributed stake will be unlocked when miners receive 400,000,000 MTR.

Follow the thread in the forum

More info

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  • Apollo (APL) Airdrop – DONE!

Apollo claims to be the first cryptocurrency with all the features of blockchain in one place.

Nowhere in their whitepaper is Nxt mentioned, however as a veteran Nxter, or just slightly familiar with the Nxt Reference Software wallet and features, reading through Apollo’s materials is like one big deja vu. The Apollo team has honored the JPL and distributed 10% of their coins to NXT holders.

The plan is to add further privacy features and – eventually – replace the Nxt protocol.

Having utilized NXT technology as our base, we are developing Hermes to be it’s replacement. Hermes will allow the Apollo blockchain to grow faster and healthier the larger the Apollo user base grows, rather than slower as with most cryptocurrencies on the market. Where as our current speed may be 20 to 30 seconds on average (transaction times will differ) Hermes will allow for transaction speeds of 2-3 seconds. Our goal in integrating Hermes is to become the safest, fastest and most private cryptocurrency on the market.

You can see your airdropped APL coins by logging into https://apollowallet.org with your Nxt account address. We recommend you NOT to login to any online node by using your passphrase, as this is the same passphrase that gives access to all your NXT, your other airdropped coins + probably also your holdings on the Ardor blockchain platform.

In order to move airdropped coins into a new account, we recommend you to create a new account address, set up a transaction of all your clone coins to this new account using the online clone client – but instead of signing online with your passphrase click “Advanced” > “Do Not Sign” > “Do Not Broadcast”.

Now copy the unsigned Transaction Bytes, and transfer them into the NxtBridge OFFLINE tool. Sign with your passphrase (private key), and copy the signed transaction bytes back into the online clone client. Broadcast the signed transaction bytes (cogwheel > Transaction Operations > Broadcast Transaction). You have now moved your clone coins to a brand new account without exposing your passphrase to the clone server, or anyone on the internet even.

Should we make a “How-To” video?

Nxt community member and developer, SwissAlps, announced an APL exchange in nxtforum:

What are you going to do with APL coins ????

  • keep them
  • sell them, in this case you can now use https://nxttracker.com/ArdorExchange.html, I have just implemented this !!!
  • buy some more, in this case you can wait until I have bought enough APL (my plan is to get 1M APL), then you will be able to buy APL using BTC, ARDR or NXT  ;D ;D ;D

Source

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  • Volp Coin Update

Last week we mentioned VOLP coin for the first time, as the team issued a placeholder asset on the Ignis chain, which will be their crowdsale token before they launch their new protocol – a hybrid between a Nxt clone and their Volp AI protocol. There is no date for the ICO or the airdrop to NXT holders yet, but the Volp team decided to enlighten us with some more details last week about their project.

They wrote:

Recently, a user asked questions that encouraged us in advance to write more about the Volp Protocol, we believe that this information is important for everyone.

With the Volpcoin beta, we obtained through parallel simulator results up to 2 million transactions per compacted block with dimensions of approximately 5 kB. These data refer to the tests applied in Volpcoin beta through a pilot implementation of the Volp protocol.

We use a hybrid VM kernel that we built from scratch to run in symbiosis with the Volp protocol along with a compiler of our own, specific to this application. Soon we will make available all the technical data on the website and the behavior collected by us during the period that volpcoin beta was active.

Note: The size of the results obtained in the compression of the Volp protocol may seem empirical, but it’s one of the most important things that we could project in the period of 2002-2006. We are at this very moment, performing load stress on the protocol, so we can identify underlying anomalies.

(…)

Source

 

DEVELOPMENT

  • NRS Update – Version 1.11.14

We have a new NRS Update from Jelurida – the Nxt client changelog is listed below, along with the link to the update.

Kristina wrote:

Hello, everybody! Nxt v1.11.14 has been released!
https://nxtforum.org/nrs-releases/nrs-v1-11-14/

Changelog:

  • Updated the translation resource files.
  • Updated default peers, added checkpoint at height 1865000.

Source

 

  • Updated Android client app

Mobile app https://bitbucket.org/Jelurida/nxt/downloads/nxt-client-1.11.14.apk
SHA256 0438cddad72a4305c2241edf6b5fd09687410033d028c3d77977f39255ecd919

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  • Lightweight Contract Updates

Lior announced that continued Lightweight Contract development is ongoing and rapidly progressing. Also, the potential news of a Lightweight Contract that rewards Nxt forging with IGNIS is very intriguing.

 

  • Ardor Lite Update

Another update to the 3rd party Ardor Lite mobile wallet app:

mrv777 wrote:

About to push version 0.8.18 of Ardor Lite to the Google Play store:
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=mrv.ardor.lite
• Open orders added to coin exchange
• Cancel order ability added to any open orders
• Updated Italian, Spanish, French, Russian, German, and Dutch translations updated
• Highlight active page in navigation
I would appreciate anyone that speaks another language to check the translations in the app, as I can’t verify they are correct myself :cara_ligeramente_sonriente:
Translations are always appreciated here: https://osyf9yf.oneskyapp.com/collaboration/project/306639

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EXCHANGES

 

  • ArdorGate – 100K EUR Volume is Reached!

Woohoo, build it and they will come!

With Ardorgate.eu you can deposit EURO on to the Ardor Platform and trade on the DEX.

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  • When Binance?

Earlier this year the ANG helped raise over $100K to list ARDR on Binance. Months of silence have infuriated many. Elizabeth, the director of the ANG, released this statement about the ongoing (and slow) progress of the application to list ARDR.

Elizabeth wrote:

To reiterate some facts to follow this tedious conversation. The funds have been collected, the application has been made to Binance, and NDA has been signed. I have confidence any difference in the value of the collected funds will be made up. We can only wait patiently and let Jelurida work this on our behalf under NDA.

Moving on..

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  • Support your Tokens

Opportunities to demonstrate support for ARDR / IGNIS and NXT are still out there:

Bithumb

Let your voice be heard:

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

https://twitter.com/BithumbOfficial/status/974560572451598336

TOKOK

Nxters can vote to get NXT and ARDR listed on this upcoming Chinese exchange.

Tokok wrote:

TOKOK.COM will launch its trading system in June 2018. Now we have to decide on the first listing coins. In line with the goal of building a consensus community, it is our duty to serve the users and make them satisfied, we decided to launch the first listing coins vote activity.

Voting start time: At 14:00 on June 9, 2018;

Deadline for voting: 14:00 hours on June 25, 2018;

The result announcement time: June 25, 2018 at 15:00.

i42silver voted and wrote:

1. Get a Wechat account
[1a. Follow TOKOK’s official Wechat account :”TOKOK咨询” (Wechat account :TOKOKZX)]
2. Scan the QR code above
3. You will be directed to a webpage inside wechat, scroll down and locate [the Nxt or the] Ardor icon, below the icon tap the orange button (投票) to vote.

CryptalDash – Request for your Favorite Coin to be Listed

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

CoinPulse

You can also 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

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IN THE MEDIA

  • Lior Yaffe at Medium – Stateful vs. Stateless Blockchain Contracts, Or what is wrong with Ethereum Contracts and how the new Ardor Lightweight Contracts can fix this

In Lior’s latest Medium post he explains the pitiful state (pun intended) of smart contracts. Technical in the extreme, but extremely informative.

Lior wrote:

Ethereum Contracts are Stateful

….

To summarize, relying on the contract to save its state is a bad idea, it opens up many attack vectors and manipulation options and also causes constant risk of locking funds in a contract because of difficult to find bugs.

Ardor Lightweight Contracts to the rescue

Since lightweight contracts are executed by a single node not by all nodes, there is no risk of flooding the blockchain with duplicate messaging transactions. As you can see the contract is invoked, does some processing, submits some transactions and quits. The next invocation of the contract does not rely on any data saved into the contract itself so can run in parallel.

We believe that the stateless approach to contract execution used by Ardor will prove safer and more scalable compared to other stateful approaches.

Read the Article

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  • CoinDesk Mentions (Insults) Ardor

Wow…just wow. CoinDesk is probably the preeminent name in the blockchain space and to be humiliated by them is – initially – an affront. The gist of this article is supposed to be the toxicity of cryptocurrency fanbases on Twitter – a valid point. But the explicit accusations of our Nxter community as being the champion of a toxic, social media “bias train” is a step too far. To demonize an entire community based on a tweet is a very poor metric to casually dismiss the legitimate desires of many. Do not be the troll, Mr. Casey – if people ask you to pay attention to a PoS blockchain 3.0 project that has spent more effort in developing a quality product since 2013 than it has on the marketing / hype-train then perhaps it is worth doing so. Far be it from us to tell you what to do and what to dismiss but your “casual” dismissal of an entire ecosystem based on such petty and petulant things as some tweets is frankly insulting and unprofessional. Kindly, don’t mix your emotions up with lack of research, or, in the worst case, it could be read as a bad attempt at spinning.

Here’s the infamous comment:

The author wrote:

OK, Ardor fans. You have your wish. Your favorite token is getting a mention on CoinDesk.

Not, perhaps, for the reasons you want. But they do say all publicity is good publicity. So, there you have it. The response to my column last week on layer-two solutions was mostly positive with the usual dose of critics, but it was the Ardor tribe who caught my attention when one reader’s tweet, complaining that I hadn’t mentioned the blockchain platform, prompted others to pile on with accusations of my bias and ignorance.

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  • The Wiremaster – Buy and Sell a Property on Blockchain

Will buying and selling property on the blockchain be the “killer app” that makes blockchain a “must have” piece of technology? This article insists that a future of listing real estate on a blockchain and using tethered tokens like AEUR, and stateless Lightweight Contracts, our suggestion, can propel the homebuying experience onto the blockchain. Read an Ardor use case.

The Wiremaster wrote:

Let’s suppose that you found your dream apartment in Germany and after you had a look at it and you’re convinced that it is the one, you decide to go on with the process

Imagine that we had a digital identity on the Ardor platform and that there was a land registry right into the Ardor blockchain with each property being represented by a singleton asset.

So after you have agreed on the sale price:
– the bank sets up a Phased Transaction (bank, buyer, seller and notary have to approve) in AEUR (Ardor) towards the seller and confirm the mortgage amount.
– the buyer sets up a Phased Transaction (all parties have to approve — as above) in AEUR towards the seller with the deposit agreed
– seller sets up a Phased transaction (all parties have to approve — as above) with the transfer of the singleton asset, representing the property, to the buyer
(…)
In this way all verifications can be done and the final approval would allow the transfer of funds and the property asset. By transferring the singleton asset, the official property registry is automatically updated as it’s in the blockchain itself.

What could come next, is a full trustless property sale where the notary would not be needed. Once all transactions are approved by all parties, they will be executed at the Phased transaction’s predefined deadline. E.g. after the deadline is reached, the money from the buyer and the bank are transferred to the seller and the property ownership is being transferred to the buyer.

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  • 101blockchains – Ardor vs Ethereum: What Are the Pros And Cons?

A simple refresher on the business use cases of Ardor – easy to implement and easy to maintain. Our readers know this, but it is nice to see the larger community realizing that Ethereum is not the “prodigal child” of the blockchain space.

They wrote:

Ardor being an evolution of NXT, which was the first [altcoin] ever built from scratch, comes with a lot of improvements made possible by the alteration of the underlying blockchain. For starters, it frees itself from much data to enhance efficiency and speed through the creation of multiple chains.

In contrast, Ethereum just like Bitcoin stores and processes transactions on a single blockchain. For this reason, it currently has a capacity of 121 GB blockchain which means revalidation must take place for all new nodes. This explains its scalability issues.

Security with Ardor blockchain is also on another level thanks to the parent-child chains that separate transactions and data from one another.

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  • Blockchain News –  Interview with Lior Yaffe

Last week we mentioned this interview that Lior conducted while in South Korea. Now we can link you to the video where Lior explains what the Ardor platform can do and provides examples of how it can be used. An entertaining 12-minute interview with the always great Lior.

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PRICE EVOLUTION

  • TradingView – ARDR in Perfect Buying Zone by DeBaas

Source

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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 was all for this week, fellow Nxters. Follow us on Twitter or Telegram for important breaking updates during the week as they happen. Keep on working towards your goals and dare to change the world for the better! We hope to see you back here next week.

Help Nxter.org grow and help us continue to provide focused coverage on the ever-growing blockchain space by rewarding us for our hard efforts. Donation address: NXT-TK9J-MEKH-MUP9-HFCH2 / ARDOR-TK9J-MEKH-MUP9-HFCH2. Thanks.

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Nxter News – June 2018 (II): Those Who Are Crazy Enough To Think They Can Change the World Usually Do

June (II)

 

Welcome, dear Nxters and other followers!

People tend to like the familiarity of routines and changing the world is often lumped in with “delusions of grandeur.” It was crazy for bicycle shop owners to think that man could fly and yet the Wright brothers built the first plane. It was crazy to think we could slip the bounds of our planet and go into the stars and yet we landed on the Moon! Maybe only crazy people change the world. If being crazy gets us things like flight and space travel, then why would you want to be normal? Not everyone can invent something new, but everyone can see ways to improve the world and everyone should be brave enough to act on those “crazy” ideas.

Last week in the realm of crazy ideas we have our favorite purveyor of distributed sequentially hashed file technology, Jelurida, promoting their products across the globe – with an emphasis this week on being in Silicon Valley. Nxter is going to change soon (DEAL WITH IT!) and we are teasing a new app ecosystem, the Ardor Bootcamp Udemy course is still a thing, the Triffic ICO is about to begin and is being well-reviewed, CoinDesk offhandedly insulted the Ardor community, and much more.

Thank you for being with us as we take you on a journey through the busy week that was. Just imagine what is next – it would be crazy of you to do so!

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

Since “a picture is worth a thousand words” below is 3000 words worth of pictures.

Last week in Lugano, Switzerland – there was the ICO Race, in part sponsored by Jelurida. Vivien from EZYcount (seen in the above picture next to our friend Travin Keith (Agavon) on the right) blogged about his experience:

As the crypto world is a bit crazy, the competition named ICO Race takes place in the big hall where 20 teams with each more ambitious projects than the other fighting with PowerPoints and shock statements. There’s nothing wrong; the team that finishes first receives 600’000 euros (partly cash, partly services)!

The whole day is going at incredible speed. Between meetings and encounters no time to sleep.

Travin is smiling and full of energy. He participates in a panel discussion in the afternoon. I look forward to hearing it. We take advantage of this appointment so that he introduces me to the team of Jelurida. Jelurida is the company behind Ardor, the blockchain technology we use. They just moved the head office to Lugano. During this day, I learn that it is not the only crypto company that recently moved to Lugano. It seems to me that the blockchain companies in Switzerland are mostly in Zug and Geneva and newly Lugano!

The day ends, the Pigzbe project wins the first prize. Bravo Pigzbe! I get back on a train and think back of this exciting day: many business cards in my pockets, tomorrow the thank you emails will be sent.

  • What is the Ardor Blockchain-as-a-Service Model?

There exists some confusion about how Ardor is a good BaaS solution. Lior directly answered this in the video below.

Veronica wrote:

How does the Ardor Blockchain-as-a-Service offering work? Blockchain-as-a-Service is only as good as the Blockchain application it is built upon, and in this video, Lior speaks to the differences between other Blockchain-as-a-Service offerings, and the Ardor platform, and why it has natural advantages.

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  • SIGBRO Wallet | NXTER.ORG

At Nxter we are preparing to roll out some changes.

A new brand design has been worked on for months, as well as some new services.

Nxter will launch with a new logo, a rebranded and more structured website; to help you engage better with our massive selection of way too hidden content concerning all aspects of the Nxt and Ardor ecosystems. The new design will be rolled out in our email newsletter, social media channels, the website, the tools, and services gradually, in all languages.

With the “relaunch” of Nxter Magazine, we will also present you with some new tools and services. SIGBRO Wallet is one of them. In March we mentioned our upcoming mobile app, and our AEUR WooCommerce plugin. What we are aching to present to you is a software bundle, a gateway to the Nxt blockchain and the Ardor child chain features, which will be easy for anyone to set up and use on their own websites, and in their daily life, without any coding knowledge.

English | French | Spanish | Russian | Chinese | Korean

Soft launch: https://nxter.org/wallet (will be updated often as we move forward – bookmark it)

ETA: August 1st

https://www.nxter.org/wallet/ – not quite the wallet yet.
We very much look forward to sharing this with our community and the wonderful ever-growing ecosystem.

 

  • Ardor Bootcamp Update

Remember the Nxter review of the Ardor Bootcamp course? There is a bonus code inside that article for you if you want to attend; efunkem (the creator) has great plans for updating the Udemy content. We encourage everyone to take this online class if you desire to learn more about the Ardor platform and its robust functionality, remember it is online so you can go at your own pace!

efunkem wrote:

An update on the Ardor Bootcamp class on Udemy:

– I’m working on improving some of the videos. I pushed it out pretty fast and want to add more details and just improve it overall. Anticipate summer 2018 for a refresh.
– going to add videos based on the medium articles that @riker publishes
– so far have had about 40 signups, about 15 from ppl on here who already know about it, but about 25 who found it through Udemy and are getting exposed to Ardor for the first time!
– overall feedback has been positive. I’ve only had one review with less than 4 stars.
– going to build a series of other classes about the Jelurida stack: other child chains as well as other projects that are copying the NXT code like Apollo. I can advertise these on the other currencies Slack/Telegram to drive traffic to my classes, which will all reference the wonders of Jelurida and Ardor, hopefully increasing interest and exposure
– going to launch advertising for the class, starting with Twitter
– considering launching an affiliate program. Give people 100 unique coupon codes, I’ll send you 20% of profit for anyone you can get to sign up for the class (happy to convert USD to NXT or Ardor and send to you). Let me know if interested in this
– considering launching an Ardor Bootcamp Advertising Asset. Money raised from sales of the asset will be used to purchase ads. Profits split evenly between the asset via the dividend feature. Will also generate voting (restricted to those who own the asset) so that the group decides what kind of ads we want to run.
– overall, lots of cool stuff on the horizon for my Udemy classes and will focus on spreading the word about Ardor! I found that charging people for the info actually makes them more likely to use it, as opposed to free info that they ignore. Always open to suggestions or ideas!
Link to Ardor Bootcamp:  https://www.udemy.com/ardor-bootcamp/ 

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  • New Telegram Group called Ignis – CommunityFirst

We love our community because they are always working on a varied assortment of interesting projects that will benefit others. This week we call attention to a new Ignis focused Telegram group created by the community (apologies CryptoSolar), for the community!

With this recent addition, here is a (non-exhaustive) list of all the Telegram groups/channels that directly refer to Nxt/Ardor/Ignis

Join this new group

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  • Blockchain Platform Review: Jelurida – Developing Ardor

Once you get past the WALL OF TEXT in this video, it can be informative. The video analyzes the Ardor platform and, uniquely, spends a lot of time analyzing the new Ardor / Ignis roadmap.

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MEETUPS

ANG and the community have been compiling the blockchain Meetup events across the ecosystem: https://teamup.com/ksv4ccmkufbpbqp86o.

 

Upcoming/Ongoing:

  • CPC Crypto Devcon in Stanford, June 10th – 12th

Lior is one of the speakers of this renowned event. In turn, Jelurida is one of the sponsors – busy week for Jelurida and Lior as he discusses Lightweight Contracts in the heart of Silicon Valley.

More Info

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  • CEBIT Festival 2018 in Hannover, on June 11th -15th

This week in Germany the CEBIT Festival continues on.

Veronica wrote:

Of all the startup platforms in Europe at the moment, none are as fast-growing or international in scope as SCALE11 at CEBIT, and Jelurida is pleased to announce that we will be on stage & have a booth within the Blockchain zone of the conference. This is exciting exposure, and we are proud to represent Ardor, Nxt, and Ignis at this event!

Source

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  • Light Contracts on Ardor Blockchain Platform Explained in Silicon Valley, June 12th

More Info
Source

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  • Learn How to Write a Smart Contract – Barcelona, June 21th

“Bring your own computer, we’ll guide you through a blockchain use case so that you can see the functionality of smart contracts.” This Spanish-language Meetup will take place in Barcelona later this month and will be an opportunity to learn about writing conditional contracts.

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  • WEBIT.FESTIVAL – June 25-27th in Sofia, Bulgaria

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BUSINESSES ON ARDOR

  • Dominium

Veronica, of Jelurida, told us that a child chain agreement is not signed, yet.

An important clarification here: Dominium is testing and evaluating the Ardor technology, it is NOT BASED YET in the Ardor technology, they are seriously considering it 🙂

Still, Dominium is advertising themselves as an Ignis asset and a property platform built on the Ardor blockchain. As seen in the above tweet, Dominium has seen a large interest in their airdrop and asset. Also – as is often the case – the huge interest revealed bugs, all of which they have crunched: email and SMS verification links did not work at all times – fixed, and 2FA with Google Authenticator has been added as an option, “whois” details for their website are now public, the site’s SSL certificate has been upgraded, and a translation module is in place. 

Dominium also acknowledged that they will add different levels to their AML/KYC registration process. The details are below:

Another often heard complaint is the level of AML / KYC we are demanding. This is of course because we started from the position that everyone will be a potential investor for assets (securities). As we are also putting an international property portal on the platform, this will not always be the case, so next week we are separating the clearance levels into three levels as follows:

  • Clearance level 1
    • Requires the completion of your contact details and an upload of an image of you holding your ID next to your face for identification purposes (the image and ID need to be clear and legible)
    • This level allows you to purchase and trade utility tokens (DOM), list properties and rent (share) and buy properties
  • Clearance level 2
    • Requires the upload of a proof of address and proof of tax number
    • This level allows you to purchase and trade all assets (securities), although some jurisdictional restrictions may apply
  • Clearance level 3
    • Requires the completion of a number of questions and a declaration that you are a qualified investor
    • This level allows you to invest in all assets without restrictions

Once all this has been build, we will start working on the whitelisting for the Dominium ICO (and if you are fast the PRE-ICO) and shopping cart, as we will be dealing with the full functionality of the ICO ourselves. This is after all the best way to stress test the platform for future asset listings and their ICO’s.

This week and next we are doing more marketing and we look forward to welcoming many more users to our community.

Learn more: ANNWebsite | Pitch Deck | English Telegram

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  • Triffic ICO

By the time you read this, the updated Triffic whitepaper should be released. The Triffic ICO was well-reviewed and should be high on many people’s priority list for participation come July, when it officially begins.

Also, coinerz wrote:

Our first ICO review is in and I’m delighted to say that Triffic scored top marks! https://www.trackico.io/ico/triffic/

 

GPS TOKEN PRESALE BEGINS JULY 2, 2018 AT 09:00PST

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

James Malach (coinerz):

Apart from the ICO, nobody ‘buys tokens’. They are given to people who use the app in many different ways. Travelling about, creating vouchers, buying and selling in the marketplace, using personal services and much more. Unlike most tokens that are sold in an ICO, GPS Tokens actually have a use – they power the whole app ecosystem. Something that very much requires blockchain technology – and Ardor already provides much of the functionality we need.

ANNWebsite | Pitch Deck | WhitepaperEnglish Telegram

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  • Bitswift Child Chain Update

Last week Bitswift announced testing/showcasing of their voting feature. 

bitswiftbro wrote:

If you live in Ontario, feel free to vote:
“None of the above” is an actual registered party .. lol https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/None_of_the_Above_Direct_Democracy_Party

Join Bitswift on TelegramDiscord, and Reddit.

Learn more about the Bitswift ecosystem

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  • EZYcount, AI-Automated Blockchain Accounting

This week, meet Vivien, CEO of EZYcount. Vivien wrote about their upcoming Pre-ICO, involving Tokens-as-a-License (TaaL).

Vivien wrote:

At EZYcount, we envisage accounting for the self-employed and small business owners as being automated and decentralised so they can focus on what matters instead of managing accounts.

Accounting can and should be completed automatically. Connection to payment systems, e-commerce websites and invoicing systems enable our AI to complete tasks automatically that would manually take hours to do. Bookings are created automatically and fully completed financial statements are available within a couple of clicks, and following analysis of your data, EZYcount AI can provide you with tips to improve your financial stability.

We support strong data ownership laws that protect individuals and ensure they have ownership of their data. Decentralisation ensures you will have full ownership of your data and can decide how it should be used.

In order to give an incentive to participate at our Pre-ICO, we decided to take an unconventional approach. Instead of just granting the Pre-ICO participants a discount we will give out a completely different Token during the Pre-ICO.

The Token available during the Pre-ICO is the Token-as-a-Licence (TaaL) which represents a lifelong and tradable license for our AI automated blockchain accounting solutions. The function of the Token available during the main ICO will have a different functionality which will be shared with our Community later on.

Their whitepaper is soon to be released – you can sign up to receive it here.

ANNWebsite | LinkedIn | Reddit

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CLONES

  • Metrodex

Metro, the Nxt clone and hybrid DEX we have been writing about over the last couple of weeks, has released their source code and a reward program to incentivize devs to take a look at it, and go for a bug-hunt.

 

Metro wrote:

We’re happy to announce that our code has been released on GitHub! https://github.com/metrosoftware

We also have a reward program for finding bugs in our code. You’ll get 1,000, 5,000 or 15,000 MTR for each bug depending on its severity.

Bounty hunters – check the code and enter their discussion in this BCT thread.

NXT Snapshot block: 1894000 (approximately on June 22nd).

100,000,000 MTR coins or 10% of the max circulation supply will be distributed to the holders of NXT. For each 10 NXT on your (own) wallet at the moment of the snapshot, you will get 1MTR.

Also, 100,000,000 MTR coins go to the Metro development team.

Airdrop coins will be locked on the blockchain start. Every mined block will unlock 1/200,000 of locked balances. Thus, about 1000 initial distributed MTR will be unlocked every mined block. The whole initial distributed stake will be unlocked when miners receive 400,000,000 MTR.

Follow the thread in the forum

More info

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  • Apollo (APL) Airdrop – DONE!

Apollo claims to be the first cryptocurrency with all the features of blockchain in one place.

Nowhere in their whitepaper is Nxt mentioned, however as a veteran Nxter, or just slightly familiar with the Nxt Reference Software wallet and features, reading through Apollo’s materials is like one big deja vu. The Apollo team has honored the JPL and distributed 10% of their coins to NXT holders.

The plan is to add further privacy features and – eventually – replace the Nxt protocol.

Having utilized NXT technology as our base, we are developing Hermes to be it’s replacement. Hermes will allow the Apollo blockchain to grow faster and healthier the larger the Apollo user base grows, rather than slower as with most cryptocurrencies on the market. Where as our current speed may be 20 to 30 seconds on average (transaction times will differ) Hermes will allow for transaction speeds of 2-3 seconds. Our goal in integrating Hermes is to become the safest, fastest and most private cryptocurrency on the market.

You can see your airdropped APL coins by logging into https://apollowallet.org with your Nxt account address. We recommend you NOT to login to any online node by using your passphrase, as this is the same passphrase that gives access to all your NXT, your other airdropped coins + probably also your holdings on the Ardor blockchain platform.

In order to move airdropped coins into a new account, we recommend you to create a new account address, set up a transaction of all your clone coins to this new account using the online clone client – but instead of signing online with your passphrase click “Advanced” > “Do Not Sign” > “Do Not Broadcast”.

Now copy the unsigned Transaction Bytes, and transfer them into the NxtBridge OFFLINE tool. Sign with your passphrase (private key), and copy the signed transaction bytes back into the online clone client. Broadcast the signed transaction bytes (cogwheel > Transaction Operations > Broadcast Transaction). You have now moved your clone coins to a brand new account without exposing your passphrase to the clone server, or anyone on the internet even.

Should we make a “How-To” video?

Nxt community member and developer, SwissAlps, announced an APL exchange in nxtforum:

What are you going to do with APL coins ????

  • keep them
  • sell them, in this case you can now use https://nxttracker.com/ArdorExchange.html, I have just implemented this !!!
  • buy some more, in this case you can wait until I have bought enough APL (my plan is to get 1M APL), then you will be able to buy APL using BTC, ARDR or NXT  ;D ;D ;D

Source

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  • Volp Coin Update

Last week we mentioned VOLP coin for the first time, as the team issued a placeholder asset on the Ignis chain, which will be their crowdsale token before they launch their new protocol – a hybrid between a Nxt clone and their Volp AI protocol. There is no date for the ICO or the airdrop to NXT holders yet, but the Volp team decided to enlighten us with some more details last week about their project.

They wrote:

Recently, a user asked questions that encouraged us in advance to write more about the Volp Protocol, we believe that this information is important for everyone.

With the Volpcoin beta, we obtained through parallel simulator results up to 2 million transactions per compacted block with dimensions of approximately 5 kB. These data refer to the tests applied in Volpcoin beta through a pilot implementation of the Volp protocol.

We use a hybrid VM kernel that we built from scratch to run in symbiosis with the Volp protocol along with a compiler of our own, specific to this application. Soon we will make available all the technical data on the website and the behavior collected by us during the period that volpcoin beta was active.

Note: The size of the results obtained in the compression of the Volp protocol may seem empirical, but it’s one of the most important things that we could project in the period of 2002-2006. We are at this very moment, performing load stress on the protocol, so we can identify underlying anomalies.

(…)

Source

 

DEVELOPMENT

  • NRS Update – Version 1.11.14

We have a new NRS Update from Jelurida – the Nxt client changelog is listed below, along with the link to the update.

Kristina wrote:

Hello, everybody! Nxt v1.11.14 has been released!
https://nxtforum.org/nrs-releases/nrs-v1-11-14/

Changelog:

  • Updated the translation resource files.
  • Updated default peers, added checkpoint at height 1865000.

Source

 

  • Updated Android client app

Mobile app https://bitbucket.org/Jelurida/nxt/downloads/nxt-client-1.11.14.apk
SHA256 0438cddad72a4305c2241edf6b5fd09687410033d028c3d77977f39255ecd919

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  • Lightweight Contract Updates

Lior announced that continued Lightweight Contract development is ongoing and rapidly progressing. Also, the potential news of a Lightweight Contract that rewards Nxt forging with IGNIS is very intriguing.

 

  • Ardor Lite Update

Another update to the 3rd party Ardor Lite mobile wallet app:

mrv777 wrote:

About to push version 0.8.18 of Ardor Lite to the Google Play store:
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=mrv.ardor.lite
• Open orders added to coin exchange
• Cancel order ability added to any open orders
• Updated Italian, Spanish, French, Russian, German, and Dutch translations updated
• Highlight active page in navigation
I would appreciate anyone that speaks another language to check the translations in the app, as I can’t verify they are correct myself :cara_ligeramente_sonriente:
Translations are always appreciated here: https://osyf9yf.oneskyapp.com/collaboration/project/306639

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EXCHANGES

 

  • ArdorGate – 100K EUR Volume is Reached!

Woohoo, build it and they will come!

With Ardorgate.eu you can deposit EURO on to the Ardor Platform and trade on the DEX.

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  • When Binance?

Earlier this year the ANG helped raise over $100K to list ARDR on Binance. Months of silence have infuriated many. Elizabeth, the director of the ANG, released this statement about the ongoing (and slow) progress of the application to list ARDR.

Elizabeth wrote:

To reiterate some facts to follow this tedious conversation. The funds have been collected, the application has been made to Binance, and NDA has been signed. I have confidence any difference in the value of the collected funds will be made up. We can only wait patiently and let Jelurida work this on our behalf under NDA.

Moving on..

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  • Support your Tokens

Opportunities to demonstrate support for ARDR / IGNIS and NXT are still out there:

Bithumb

Let your voice be heard:

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

TOKOK

Nxters can vote to get NXT and ARDR listed on this upcoming Chinese exchange.

Tokok wrote:

TOKOK.COM will launch its trading system in June 2018. Now we have to decide on the first listing coins. In line with the goal of building a consensus community, it is our duty to serve the users and make them satisfied, we decided to launch the first listing coins vote activity.

Voting start time: At 14:00 on June 9, 2018;

Deadline for voting: 14:00 hours on June 25, 2018;

The result announcement time: June 25, 2018 at 15:00.

i42silver voted and wrote:

1. Get a Wechat account
[1a. Follow TOKOK’s official Wechat account :”TOKOK咨询” (Wechat account :TOKOKZX)]
2. Scan the QR code above
3. You will be directed to a webpage inside wechat, scroll down and locate [the Nxt or the] Ardor icon, below the icon tap the orange button (投票) to vote.

CryptalDash – Request for your Favorite Coin to be Listed

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

CoinPulse

You can also 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

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IN THE MEDIA

  • Lior Yaffe at Medium – Stateful vs. Stateless Blockchain Contracts, Or what is wrong with Ethereum Contracts and how the new Ardor Lightweight Contracts can fix this

In Lior’s latest Medium post he explains the pitiful state (pun intended) of smart contracts. Technical in the extreme, but extremely informative.

Lior wrote:

Ethereum Contracts are Stateful

….

To summarize, relying on the contract to save its state is a bad idea, it opens up many attack vectors and manipulation options and also causes constant risk of locking funds in a contract because of difficult to find bugs.

Ardor Lightweight Contracts to the rescue

Since lightweight contracts are executed by a single node not by all nodes, there is no risk of flooding the blockchain with duplicate messaging transactions. As you can see the contract is invoked, does some processing, submits some transactions and quits. The next invocation of the contract does not rely on any data saved into the contract itself so can run in parallel.

We believe that the stateless approach to contract execution used by Ardor will prove safer and more scalable compared to other stateful approaches.

Read the Article

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  • CoinDesk Mentions (Insults) Ardor

Wow…just wow. CoinDesk is probably the preeminent name in the blockchain space and to be humiliated by them is – initially – an affront. The gist of this article is supposed to be the toxicity of cryptocurrency fanbases on Twitter – a valid point. But the explicit accusations of our Nxter community as being the champion of a toxic, social media “bias train” is a step too far. To demonize an entire community based on a tweet is a very poor metric to casually dismiss the legitimate desires of many. Do not be the troll, Mr. Casey – if people ask you to pay attention to a PoS blockchain 3.0 project that has spent more effort in developing a quality product since 2013 than it has on the marketing / hype-train then perhaps it is worth doing so. Far be it from us to tell you what to do and what to dismiss but your “casual” dismissal of an entire ecosystem based on such petty and petulant things as some tweets is frankly insulting and unprofessional. Kindly, don’t mix your emotions up with lack of research, or, in the worst case, it could be read as a bad attempt at spinning.

Here’s the infamous comment:

The author wrote:

OK, Ardor fans. You have your wish. Your favorite token is getting a mention on CoinDesk.

Not, perhaps, for the reasons you want. But they do say all publicity is good publicity. So, there you have it. The response to my column last week on layer-two solutions was mostly positive with the usual dose of critics, but it was the Ardor tribe who caught my attention when one reader’s tweet, complaining that I hadn’t mentioned the blockchain platform, prompted others to pile on with accusations of my bias and ignorance.

Source

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  • The Wiremaster – Buy and Sell a Property on Blockchain

Will buying and selling property on the blockchain be the “killer app” that makes blockchain a “must have” piece of technology? This article insists that a future of listing real estate on a blockchain and using tethered tokens like AEUR, and stateless Lightweight Contracts, our suggestion, can propel the homebuying experience onto the blockchain. Read an Ardor use case.

The Wiremaster wrote:

Let’s suppose that you found your dream apartment in Germany and after you had a look at it and you’re convinced that it is the one, you decide to go on with the process

Imagine that we had a digital identity on the Ardor platform and that there was a land registry right into the Ardor blockchain with each property being represented by a singleton asset.

So after you have agreed on the sale price:
– the bank sets up a Phased Transaction (bank, buyer, seller and notary have to approve) in AEUR (Ardor) towards the seller and confirm the mortgage amount.
– the buyer sets up a Phased Transaction (all parties have to approve — as above) in AEUR towards the seller with the deposit agreed
– seller sets up a Phased transaction (all parties have to approve — as above) with the transfer of the singleton asset, representing the property, to the buyer
(…)
In this way all verifications can be done and the final approval would allow the transfer of funds and the property asset. By transferring the singleton asset, the official property registry is automatically updated as it’s in the blockchain itself.

What could come next, is a full trustless property sale where the notary would not be needed. Once all transactions are approved by all parties, they will be executed at the Phased transaction’s predefined deadline. E.g. after the deadline is reached, the money from the buyer and the bank are transferred to the seller and the property ownership is being transferred to the buyer.

Source

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  • 101blockchains – Ardor vs Ethereum: What Are the Pros And Cons?

A simple refresher on the business use cases of Ardor – easy to implement and easy to maintain. Our readers know this, but it is nice to see the larger community realizing that Ethereum is not the “prodigal child” of the blockchain space.

They wrote:

Ardor being an evolution of NXT, which was the first [altcoin] ever built from scratch, comes with a lot of improvements made possible by the alteration of the underlying blockchain. For starters, it frees itself from much data to enhance efficiency and speed through the creation of multiple chains.

In contrast, Ethereum just like Bitcoin stores and processes transactions on a single blockchain. For this reason, it currently has a capacity of 121 GB blockchain which means revalidation must take place for all new nodes. This explains its scalability issues.

Security with Ardor blockchain is also on another level thanks to the parent-child chains that separate transactions and data from one another.

Source

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  • Blockchain News –  Interview with Lior Yaffe

Last week we mentioned this interview that Lior conducted while in South Korea. Now we can link you to the video where Lior explains what the Ardor platform can do and provides examples of how it can be used. An entertaining 12-minute interview with the always great Lior.

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PRICE EVOLUTION

  • TradingView – ARDR in Perfect Buying Zone by DeBaas

Source

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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 was all for this week, fellow Nxters. Follow us on Twitter or Telegram for important breaking updates during the week as they happen. Keep on working towards your goals and dare to change the world for the better! We hope to see you back here next week.

Help Nxter.org grow and help us continue to provide focused coverage on the ever-growing blockchain space by rewarding us for our hard efforts. Donation address: NXT-TK9J-MEKH-MUP9-HFCH2 / ARDOR-TK9J-MEKH-MUP9-HFCH2. Thanks.

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Nxter News – June 2018 (II): Those Who Are Crazy Enough To Think They Can Change the World Usually Do

June (II)

 

Welcome, dear Nxters and other followers!

People tend to like the familiarity of routines and changing the world is often lumped in with “delusions of grandeur.” It was crazy for bicycle shop owners to think that man could fly and yet the Wright brothers built the first plane. It was crazy to think we could slip the bounds of our planet and go into the stars and yet we landed on the Moon! Maybe only crazy people change the world. If being crazy gets us things like flight and space travel, then why would you want to be normal? Not everyone can invent something new, but everyone can see ways to improve the world and everyone should be brave enough to act on those “crazy” ideas.

Last week in the realm of crazy ideas we have our favorite purveyor of distributed sequentially hashed file technology, Jelurida, promoting their products across the globe – with an emphasis this week on being in Silicon Valley. Nxter is going to change soon (DEAL WITH IT!) and we are teasing a new app ecosystem, the Ardor Bootcamp Udemy course is still a thing, the Triffic ICO is about to begin and is being well-reviewed, CoinDesk offhandedly insulted the Ardor community, and much more.

Thank you for being with us as we take you on a journey through the busy week that was. Just imagine what is next – it would be crazy of you to do so!

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

Since “a picture is worth a thousand words” below is 3000 words worth of pictures.

Last week in Lugano, Switzerland – there was the ICO Race, in part sponsored by Jelurida. Vivien from EZYcount (seen in the above picture next to our friend Travin Keith (Agavon) on the right) blogged about his experience:

As the crypto world is a bit crazy, the competition named ICO Race takes place in the big hall where 20 teams with each more ambitious projects than the other fighting with PowerPoints and shock statements. There’s nothing wrong; the team that finishes first receives 600’000 euros (partly cash, partly services)!

The whole day is going at incredible speed. Between meetings and encounters no time to sleep.

Travin is smiling and full of energy. He participates in a panel discussion in the afternoon. I look forward to hearing it. We take advantage of this appointment so that he introduces me to the team of Jelurida. Jelurida is the company behind Ardor, the blockchain technology we use. They just moved the head office to Lugano. During this day, I learn that it is not the only crypto company that recently moved to Lugano. It seems to me that the blockchain companies in Switzerland are mostly in Zug and Geneva and newly Lugano!

The day ends, the Pigzbe project wins the first prize. Bravo Pigzbe! I get back on a train and think back of this exciting day: many business cards in my pockets, tomorrow the thank you emails will be sent.

  • What is the Ardor Blockchain-as-a-Service Model?

There exists some confusion about how Ardor is a good BaaS solution. Lior directly answered this in the video below.

Veronica wrote:

How does the Ardor Blockchain-as-a-Service offering work? Blockchain-as-a-Service is only as good as the Blockchain application it is built upon, and in this video, Lior speaks to the differences between other Blockchain-as-a-Service offerings, and the Ardor platform, and why it has natural advantages.

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  • SIGBRO Wallet | NXTER.ORG

At Nxter we are preparing to roll out some changes.

A new brand design has been worked on for months, as well as some new services.

Nxter will launch with a new logo, a rebranded and more structured website; to help you engage better with our massive selection of way too hidden content concerning all aspects of the Nxt and Ardor ecosystems. The new design will be rolled out in our email newsletter, social media channels, the website, the tools, and services gradually, in all languages.

With the “relaunch” of Nxter Magazine, we will also present you with some new tools and services. SIGBRO Wallet is one of them. In March we mentioned our upcoming mobile app, and our AEUR WooCommerce plugin. What we are aching to present to you is a software bundle, a gateway to the Nxt blockchain and the Ardor child chain features, which will be easy for anyone to set up and use on their own websites, and in their daily life, without any coding knowledge.

English | French | Spanish | Russian | Chinese | Korean

Soft launch: https://nxter.org/wallet (will be updated often as we move forward – bookmark it)

ETA: August 1st

https://www.nxter.org/wallet/ – not quite the wallet yet.
We very much look forward to sharing this with our community and the wonderful ever-growing ecosystem.

 

  • Ardor Bootcamp Update

Remember the Nxter review of the Ardor Bootcamp course? There is a bonus code inside that article for you if you want to attend; efunkem (the creator) has great plans for updating the Udemy content. We encourage everyone to take this online class if you desire to learn more about the Ardor platform and its robust functionality, remember it is online so you can go at your own pace!

efunkem wrote:

An update on the Ardor Bootcamp class on Udemy:

– I’m working on improving some of the videos. I pushed it out pretty fast and want to add more details and just improve it overall. Anticipate summer 2018 for a refresh.
– going to add videos based on the medium articles that @riker publishes
– so far have had about 40 signups, about 15 from ppl on here who already know about it, but about 25 who found it through Udemy and are getting exposed to Ardor for the first time!
– overall feedback has been positive. I’ve only had one review with less than 4 stars.
– going to build a series of other classes about the Jelurida stack: other child chains as well as other projects that are copying the NXT code like Apollo. I can advertise these on the other currencies Slack/Telegram to drive traffic to my classes, which will all reference the wonders of Jelurida and Ardor, hopefully increasing interest and exposure
– going to launch advertising for the class, starting with Twitter
– considering launching an affiliate program. Give people 100 unique coupon codes, I’ll send you 20% of profit for anyone you can get to sign up for the class (happy to convert USD to NXT or Ardor and send to you). Let me know if interested in this
– considering launching an Ardor Bootcamp Advertising Asset. Money raised from sales of the asset will be used to purchase ads. Profits split evenly between the asset via the dividend feature. Will also generate voting (restricted to those who own the asset) so that the group decides what kind of ads we want to run.
– overall, lots of cool stuff on the horizon for my Udemy classes and will focus on spreading the word about Ardor! I found that charging people for the info actually makes them more likely to use it, as opposed to free info that they ignore. Always open to suggestions or ideas!
Link to Ardor Bootcamp:  https://www.udemy.com/ardor-bootcamp/ 

More Information

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  • New Telegram Group called Ignis – CommunityFirst

We love our community because they are always working on a varied assortment of interesting projects that will benefit others. This week we call attention to a new Ignis focused Telegram group created by the community (apologies CryptoSolar), for the community!

With this recent addition, here is a (non-exhaustive) list of all the Telegram groups/channels that directly refer to Nxt/Ardor/Ignis

Join this new group

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  • Blockchain Platform Review: Jelurida – Developing Ardor

Once you get past the WALL OF TEXT in this video, it can be informative. The video analyzes the Ardor platform and, uniquely, spends a lot of time analyzing the new Ardor / Ignis roadmap.

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MEETUPS

ANG and the community have been compiling the blockchain Meetup events across the ecosystem: https://teamup.com/ksv4ccmkufbpbqp86o.

 

Upcoming/Ongoing:

  • CPC Crypto Devcon in Stanford, June 10th – 12th

Lior is one of the speakers of this renowned event. In turn, Jelurida is one of the sponsors – busy week for Jelurida and Lior as he discusses Lightweight Contracts in the heart of Silicon Valley.

More Info

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  • CEBIT Festival 2018 in Hannover, on June 11th -15th

This week in Germany the CEBIT Festival continues on.

Veronica wrote:

Of all the startup platforms in Europe at the moment, none are as fast-growing or international in scope as SCALE11 at CEBIT, and Jelurida is pleased to announce that we will be on stage & have a booth within the Blockchain zone of the conference. This is exciting exposure, and we are proud to represent Ardor, Nxt, and Ignis at this event!

Source

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  • Light Contracts on Ardor Blockchain Platform Explained in Silicon Valley, June 12th

More Info
Source

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  • Learn How to Write a Smart Contract – Barcelona, June 21th

“Bring your own computer, we’ll guide you through a blockchain use case so that you can see the functionality of smart contracts.” This Spanish-language Meetup will take place in Barcelona later this month and will be an opportunity to learn about writing conditional contracts.

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  • WEBIT.FESTIVAL – June 25-27th in Sofia, Bulgaria

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BUSINESSES ON ARDOR

  • Dominium

Veronica, of Jelurida, told us that a child chain agreement is not signed, yet.

An important clarification here: Dominium is testing and evaluating the Ardor technology, it is NOT BASED YET in the Ardor technology, they are seriously considering it 🙂

Still, Dominium is advertising themselves as an Ignis asset and a property platform built on the Ardor blockchain. As seen in the above tweet, Dominium has seen a large interest in their airdrop and asset. Also – as is often the case – the huge interest revealed bugs, all of which they have crunched: email and SMS verification links did not work at all times – fixed, and 2FA with Google Authenticator has been added as an option, “whois” details for their website are now public, the site’s SSL certificate has been upgraded, and a translation module is in place. 

Dominium also acknowledged that they will add different levels to their AML/KYC registration process. The details are below:

Another often heard complaint is the level of AML / KYC we are demanding. This is of course because we started from the position that everyone will be a potential investor for assets (securities). As we are also putting an international property portal on the platform, this will not always be the case, so next week we are separating the clearance levels into three levels as follows:

  • Clearance level 1
    • Requires the completion of your contact details and an upload of an image of you holding your ID next to your face for identification purposes (the image and ID need to be clear and legible)
    • This level allows you to purchase and trade utility tokens (DOM), list properties and rent (share) and buy properties
  • Clearance level 2
    • Requires the upload of a proof of address and proof of tax number
    • This level allows you to purchase and trade all assets (securities), although some jurisdictional restrictions may apply
  • Clearance level 3
    • Requires the completion of a number of questions and a declaration that you are a qualified investor
    • This level allows you to invest in all assets without restrictions

Once all this has been build, we will start working on the whitelisting for the Dominium ICO (and if you are fast the PRE-ICO) and shopping cart, as we will be dealing with the full functionality of the ICO ourselves. This is after all the best way to stress test the platform for future asset listings and their ICO’s.

This week and next we are doing more marketing and we look forward to welcoming many more users to our community.

Learn more: ANNWebsite | Pitch Deck | English Telegram

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  • Triffic ICO

By the time you read this, the updated Triffic whitepaper should be released. The Triffic ICO was well-reviewed and should be high on many people’s priority list for participation come July, when it officially begins.

Also, coinerz wrote:

Our first ICO review is in and I’m delighted to say that Triffic scored top marks! https://www.trackico.io/ico/triffic/

 

GPS TOKEN PRESALE BEGINS JULY 2, 2018 AT 09:00PST

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

James Malach (coinerz):

Apart from the ICO, nobody ‘buys tokens’. They are given to people who use the app in many different ways. Travelling about, creating vouchers, buying and selling in the marketplace, using personal services and much more. Unlike most tokens that are sold in an ICO, GPS Tokens actually have a use – they power the whole app ecosystem. Something that very much requires blockchain technology – and Ardor already provides much of the functionality we need.

ANNWebsite | Pitch Deck | WhitepaperEnglish Telegram

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  • Bitswift Child Chain Update

Last week Bitswift announced testing/showcasing of their voting feature. 

bitswiftbro wrote:

If you live in Ontario, feel free to vote:
“None of the above” is an actual registered party .. lol https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/None_of_the_Above_Direct_Democracy_Party

Join Bitswift on TelegramDiscord, and Reddit.

Learn more about the Bitswift ecosystem

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  • EZYcount, AI-Automated Blockchain Accounting

This week, meet Vivien, CEO of EZYcount. Vivien wrote about their upcoming Pre-ICO, involving Tokens-as-a-License (TaaL).

Vivien wrote:

At EZYcount, we envisage accounting for the self-employed and small business owners as being automated and decentralised so they can focus on what matters instead of managing accounts.

Accounting can and should be completed automatically. Connection to payment systems, e-commerce websites and invoicing systems enable our AI to complete tasks automatically that would manually take hours to do. Bookings are created automatically and fully completed financial statements are available within a couple of clicks, and following analysis of your data, EZYcount AI can provide you with tips to improve your financial stability.

We support strong data ownership laws that protect individuals and ensure they have ownership of their data. Decentralisation ensures you will have full ownership of your data and can decide how it should be used.

In order to give an incentive to participate at our Pre-ICO, we decided to take an unconventional approach. Instead of just granting the Pre-ICO participants a discount we will give out a completely different Token during the Pre-ICO.

The Token available during the Pre-ICO is the Token-as-a-Licence (TaaL) which represents a lifelong and tradable license for our AI automated blockchain accounting solutions. The function of the Token available during the main ICO will have a different functionality which will be shared with our Community later on.

Their whitepaper is soon to be released – you can sign up to receive it here.

ANNWebsite | LinkedIn | Reddit

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CLONES

  • Metrodex

Metro, the Nxt clone and hybrid DEX we have been writing about over the last couple of weeks, has released their source code and a reward program to incentivize devs to take a look at it, and go for a bug-hunt.

 

Metro wrote:

We’re happy to announce that our code has been released on GitHub! https://github.com/metrosoftware

We also have a reward program for finding bugs in our code. You’ll get 1,000, 5,000 or 15,000 MTR for each bug depending on its severity.

Bounty hunters – check the code and enter their discussion in this BCT thread.

NXT Snapshot block: 1894000 (approximately on June 22nd).

100,000,000 MTR coins or 10% of the max circulation supply will be distributed to the holders of NXT. For each 10 NXT on your (own) wallet at the moment of the snapshot, you will get 1MTR.

Also, 100,000,000 MTR coins go to the Metro development team.

Airdrop coins will be locked on the blockchain start. Every mined block will unlock 1/200,000 of locked balances. Thus, about 1000 initial distributed MTR will be unlocked every mined block. The whole initial distributed stake will be unlocked when miners receive 400,000,000 MTR.

Follow the thread in the forum

More info

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  • Apollo (APL) Airdrop – DONE!

Apollo claims to be the first cryptocurrency with all the features of blockchain in one place.

Nowhere in their whitepaper is Nxt mentioned, however as a veteran Nxter, or just slightly familiar with the Nxt Reference Software wallet and features, reading through Apollo’s materials is like one big deja vu. The Apollo team has honored the JPL and distributed 10% of their coins to NXT holders.

The plan is to add further privacy features and – eventually – replace the Nxt protocol.

Having utilized NXT technology as our base, we are developing Hermes to be it’s replacement. Hermes will allow the Apollo blockchain to grow faster and healthier the larger the Apollo user base grows, rather than slower as with most cryptocurrencies on the market. Where as our current speed may be 20 to 30 seconds on average (transaction times will differ) Hermes will allow for transaction speeds of 2-3 seconds. Our goal in integrating Hermes is to become the safest, fastest and most private cryptocurrency on the market.

You can see your airdropped APL coins by logging into https://apollowallet.org with your Nxt account address. We recommend you NOT to login to any online node by using your passphrase, as this is the same passphrase that gives access to all your NXT, your other airdropped coins + probably also your holdings on the Ardor blockchain platform.

In order to move airdropped coins into a new account, we recommend you to create a new account address, set up a transaction of all your clone coins to this new account using the online clone client – but instead of signing online with your passphrase click “Advanced” > “Do Not Sign” > “Do Not Broadcast”.

Now copy the unsigned Transaction Bytes, and transfer them into the NxtBridge OFFLINE tool. Sign with your passphrase (private key), and copy the signed transaction bytes back into the online clone client. Broadcast the signed transaction bytes (cogwheel > Transaction Operations > Broadcast Transaction). You have now moved your clone coins to a brand new account without exposing your passphrase to the clone server, or anyone on the internet even.

Should we make a “How-To” video?

Nxt community member and developer, SwissAlps, announced an APL exchange in nxtforum:

What are you going to do with APL coins ????

  • keep them
  • sell them, in this case you can now use https://nxttracker.com/ArdorExchange.html, I have just implemented this !!!
  • buy some more, in this case you can wait until I have bought enough APL (my plan is to get 1M APL), then you will be able to buy APL using BTC, ARDR or NXT  ;D ;D ;D

Source

More Information

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  • Volp Coin Update

Last week we mentioned VOLP coin for the first time, as the team issued a placeholder asset on the Ignis chain, which will be their crowdsale token before they launch their new protocol – a hybrid between a Nxt clone and their Volp AI protocol. There is no date for the ICO or the airdrop to NXT holders yet, but the Volp team decided to enlighten us with some more details last week about their project.

They wrote:

Recently, a user asked questions that encouraged us in advance to write more about the Volp Protocol, we believe that this information is important for everyone.

With the Volpcoin beta, we obtained through parallel simulator results up to 2 million transactions per compacted block with dimensions of approximately 5 kB. These data refer to the tests applied in Volpcoin beta through a pilot implementation of the Volp protocol.

We use a hybrid VM kernel that we built from scratch to run in symbiosis with the Volp protocol along with a compiler of our own, specific to this application. Soon we will make available all the technical data on the website and the behavior collected by us during the period that volpcoin beta was active.

Note: The size of the results obtained in the compression of the Volp protocol may seem empirical, but it’s one of the most important things that we could project in the period of 2002-2006. We are at this very moment, performing load stress on the protocol, so we can identify underlying anomalies.

(…)

Source

 

DEVELOPMENT

  • NRS Update – Version 1.11.14

We have a new NRS Update from Jelurida – the Nxt client changelog is listed below, along with the link to the update.

Kristina wrote:

Hello, everybody! Nxt v1.11.14 has been released!
https://nxtforum.org/nrs-releases/nrs-v1-11-14/

Changelog:

  • Updated the translation resource files.
  • Updated default peers, added checkpoint at height 1865000.

Source

 

  • Updated Android client app

Mobile app https://bitbucket.org/Jelurida/nxt/downloads/nxt-client-1.11.14.apk
SHA256 0438cddad72a4305c2241edf6b5fd09687410033d028c3d77977f39255ecd919

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  • Lightweight Contract Updates

Lior announced that continued Lightweight Contract development is ongoing and rapidly progressing. Also, the potential news of a Lightweight Contract that rewards Nxt forging with IGNIS is very intriguing.

 

  • Ardor Lite Update

Another update to the 3rd party Ardor Lite mobile wallet app:

mrv777 wrote:

About to push version 0.8.18 of Ardor Lite to the Google Play store:
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=mrv.ardor.lite
• Open orders added to coin exchange
• Cancel order ability added to any open orders
• Updated Italian, Spanish, French, Russian, German, and Dutch translations updated
• Highlight active page in navigation
I would appreciate anyone that speaks another language to check the translations in the app, as I can’t verify they are correct myself :cara_ligeramente_sonriente:
Translations are always appreciated here: https://osyf9yf.oneskyapp.com/collaboration/project/306639

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EXCHANGES

 

  • ArdorGate – 100K EUR Volume is Reached!

Woohoo, build it and they will come!

With Ardorgate.eu you can deposit EURO on to the Ardor Platform and trade on the DEX.

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  • When Binance?

Earlier this year the ANG helped raise over $100K to list ARDR on Binance. Months of silence have infuriated many. Elizabeth, the director of the ANG, released this statement about the ongoing (and slow) progress of the application to list ARDR.

Elizabeth wrote:

To reiterate some facts to follow this tedious conversation. The funds have been collected, the application has been made to Binance, and NDA has been signed. I have confidence any difference in the value of the collected funds will be made up. We can only wait patiently and let Jelurida work this on our behalf under NDA.

Moving on..

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  • Support your Tokens

Opportunities to demonstrate support for ARDR / IGNIS and NXT are still out there:

Bithumb

Let your voice be heard:

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

TOKOK

Nxters can vote to get NXT and ARDR listed on this upcoming Chinese exchange.

Tokok wrote:

TOKOK.COM will launch its trading system in June 2018. Now we have to decide on the first listing coins. In line with the goal of building a consensus community, it is our duty to serve the users and make them satisfied, we decided to launch the first listing coins vote activity.

Voting start time: At 14:00 on June 9, 2018;

Deadline for voting: 14:00 hours on June 25, 2018;

The result announcement time: June 25, 2018 at 15:00.

i42silver voted and wrote:

1. Get a Wechat account
[1a. Follow TOKOK’s official Wechat account :”TOKOK咨询” (Wechat account :TOKOKZX)]
2. Scan the QR code above
3. You will be directed to a webpage inside wechat, scroll down and locate [the Nxt or the] Ardor icon, below the icon tap the orange button (投票) to vote.

CryptalDash – Request for your Favorite Coin to be Listed

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

CoinPulse

You can also 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

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IN THE MEDIA

  • Lior Yaffe at Medium – Stateful vs. Stateless Blockchain Contracts, Or what is wrong with Ethereum Contracts and how the new Ardor Lightweight Contracts can fix this

In Lior’s latest Medium post he explains the pitiful state (pun intended) of smart contracts. Technical in the extreme, but extremely informative.

Lior wrote:

Ethereum Contracts are Stateful

….

To summarize, relying on the contract to save its state is a bad idea, it opens up many attack vectors and manipulation options and also causes constant risk of locking funds in a contract because of difficult to find bugs.

Ardor Lightweight Contracts to the rescue

Since lightweight contracts are executed by a single node not by all nodes, there is no risk of flooding the blockchain with duplicate messaging transactions. As you can see the contract is invoked, does some processing, submits some transactions and quits. The next invocation of the contract does not rely on any data saved into the contract itself so can run in parallel.

We believe that the stateless approach to contract execution used by Ardor will prove safer and more scalable compared to other stateful approaches.

Read the Article

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  • CoinDesk Mentions (Insults) Ardor

Wow…just wow. CoinDesk is probably the preeminent name in the blockchain space and to be humiliated by them is – initially – an affront. The gist of this article is supposed to be the toxicity of cryptocurrency fanbases on Twitter – a valid point. But the explicit accusations of our Nxter community as being the champion of a toxic, social media “bias train” is a step too far. To demonize an entire community based on a tweet is a very poor metric to casually dismiss the legitimate desires of many. Do not be the troll, Mr. Casey – if people ask you to pay attention to a PoS blockchain 3.0 project that has spent more effort in developing a quality product since 2013 than it has on the marketing / hype-train then perhaps it is worth doing so. Far be it from us to tell you what to do and what to dismiss but your “casual” dismissal of an entire ecosystem based on such petty and petulant things as some tweets is frankly insulting and unprofessional. Kindly, don’t mix your emotions up with lack of research, or, in the worst case, it could be read as a bad attempt at spinning.

Here’s the infamous comment:

The author wrote:

OK, Ardor fans. You have your wish. Your favorite token is getting a mention on CoinDesk.

Not, perhaps, for the reasons you want. But they do say all publicity is good publicity. So, there you have it. The response to my column last week on layer-two solutions was mostly positive with the usual dose of critics, but it was the Ardor tribe who caught my attention when one reader’s tweet, complaining that I hadn’t mentioned the blockchain platform, prompted others to pile on with accusations of my bias and ignorance.

Source

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  • The Wiremaster – Buy and Sell a Property on Blockchain

Will buying and selling property on the blockchain be the “killer app” that makes blockchain a “must have” piece of technology? This article insists that a future of listing real estate on a blockchain and using tethered tokens like AEUR, and stateless Lightweight Contracts, our suggestion, can propel the homebuying experience onto the blockchain. Read an Ardor use case.

The Wiremaster wrote:

Let’s suppose that you found your dream apartment in Germany and after you had a look at it and you’re convinced that it is the one, you decide to go on with the process

Imagine that we had a digital identity on the Ardor platform and that there was a land registry right into the Ardor blockchain with each property being represented by a singleton asset.

So after you have agreed on the sale price:
– the bank sets up a Phased Transaction (bank, buyer, seller and notary have to approve) in AEUR (Ardor) towards the seller and confirm the mortgage amount.
– the buyer sets up a Phased Transaction (all parties have to approve — as above) in AEUR towards the seller with the deposit agreed
– seller sets up a Phased transaction (all parties have to approve — as above) with the transfer of the singleton asset, representing the property, to the buyer
(…)
In this way all verifications can be done and the final approval would allow the transfer of funds and the property asset. By transferring the singleton asset, the official property registry is automatically updated as it’s in the blockchain itself.

What could come next, is a full trustless property sale where the notary would not be needed. Once all transactions are approved by all parties, they will be executed at the Phased transaction’s predefined deadline. E.g. after the deadline is reached, the money from the buyer and the bank are transferred to the seller and the property ownership is being transferred to the buyer.

Source

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  • 101blockchains – Ardor vs Ethereum: What Are the Pros And Cons?

A simple refresher on the business use cases of Ardor – easy to implement and easy to maintain. Our readers know this, but it is nice to see the larger community realizing that Ethereum is not the “prodigal child” of the blockchain space.

They wrote:

Ardor being an evolution of NXT, which was the first [altcoin] ever built from scratch, comes with a lot of improvements made possible by the alteration of the underlying blockchain. For starters, it frees itself from much data to enhance efficiency and speed through the creation of multiple chains.

In contrast, Ethereum just like Bitcoin stores and processes transactions on a single blockchain. For this reason, it currently has a capacity of 121 GB blockchain which means revalidation must take place for all new nodes. This explains its scalability issues.

Security with Ardor blockchain is also on another level thanks to the parent-child chains that separate transactions and data from one another.

Source

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  • Blockchain News –  Interview with Lior Yaffe

Last week we mentioned this interview that Lior conducted while in South Korea. Now we can link you to the video where Lior explains what the Ardor platform can do and provides examples of how it can be used. An entertaining 12-minute interview with the always great Lior.

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PRICE EVOLUTION

  • TradingView – ARDR in Perfect Buying Zone by DeBaas

Source

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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 was all for this week, fellow Nxters. Follow us on Twitter or Telegram for important breaking updates during the week as they happen. Keep on working towards your goals and dare to change the world for the better! We hope to see you back here next week.

Help Nxter.org grow and help us continue to provide focused coverage on the ever-growing blockchain space by rewarding us for our hard efforts. Donation address: NXT-TK9J-MEKH-MUP9-HFCH2 / ARDOR-TK9J-MEKH-MUP9-HFCH2. Thanks.

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Nxter News – June 2018 (I): A Man Who Has No Imagination Has No Wings

June (I)

 

Welcome, dear Nxters and other followers!

Thanks to our imaginations we have many wonderful things that make our lives better – including sliced bread, planes, staples, sunscreen, and literally dozens more. The blockchain is such a technology; once someone’s imagination turned into reality. Once I was like “sequentially hashed files” why would I care about such a boring and trivial thing? Yet this vision is now a reality that we know as a blockchain. What imagination do you have, dear reader? Hopefully, your job has not sucked all creativity out of you! Sliced bread was once just someone’s imagination – staples were once just someone’s imagination – the blockchain was once just someone’s imagination! Take a few seconds to consider a life without sliced bread, staples, or the blockchain – HA! if you just now pictured a world without those things then you have an imagination and you are capable of imagining something great! With Nxt and Ardor, great things can quickly turn real – here is what the ecosystem turned into reality last week:

Jelurida was well represented in many cities across the globe, the Nxter newsletter is now translated into Spanish, Korean, Chinese, Russian, and French, the Triffic ICO is scheduled, also, Dominium – an upcoming regulated child chain-based property management platform announced their ICO on Ignis, Singleton assets were explained, MetroDEX and another Nxt clone – the Volp A.I. protocol, – will have an airdrop for NXT holders, and much much more!

Thank you for being with us as we take you on a journey through the busy week that was. Just imagine what is next.

COMMUNITY

MEETUPS

BUSINESSES ON ARDOR

CLONES

DEVELOPMENT

EXCHANGES

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

IN THE MEDIA

PRICE EVOLUTION

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


COMMUNITY

  • Jelurida

Last week Jelurida was giving demonstrations of their products across the world!

Ardor and Nxt Presented Across the Globe – Oxford, London, Monaco and New York

In a press release, Jelurida summarized their actions from two weeks ago:

Jelurida, the development company of Ardor and Nxt blockchain platforms, continued to expand its international presence over the past week with team members attending four major blockchain events worldwide in Oxford, London, Monaco, and New York City.

Live demonstrations of the Ardor platform were given, and valuable connections were made with members of the blockchain community:

  • In Oxford, students, researchers and professors gathered at The Oxford Foundry startup accelerator for a live demo event of blockchain technology organized by the Blockchain Oxford Network. Jelurida plans a return visit to this location in Q4 2018.

  • In London, Veronica Torras and Alberto Fernandez from Jelurida attended the Global Blockchain Summit and presented to top corporate executives from companies such as IBM, Henkel, Deloitte, Samsung and others. They were shown the Ardor platform and an overview of the challenges of blockchain today. Jelurida was the main sponsor of the event.

  • In Monaco, Tomislav Gountchev and Kristina Kalcheva attended the first Monaco International Blockchain tradeshow. They had the opportunity to meet with interesting projects such as MonoeciCrypto4AllWorld of Blockchains and many others and explained the powerful capabilities of Ardor and Nxt to those looking to learn about available blockchain technology options.

  • And, in New York City, Elizabeth Mong (well known as @TheCryptoWoman) from ANG attended Consensus 2018 – one of the most significant blockchain events in the US. She made valuable connections with the NYC and US blockchain community, shared information about the Ardor and Nxt blockchain solutions and even enjoyed a cruise organized by Decentral.

Source

Roadmap

It is great to see Jelurida reaching out, and knowing Jelurida’s presence at key start-up and blockchain events across the world has only just begun. You can see a list of future events in our Meetup section.

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  • Newsletters in Six Languages

Thanks to our great community we are now proud to offer translations of the Nxter newsletter into six languages, with Korean being the most recent addition! We aim to reach as many people as possible and are working hard to provide our consistent coverage, no matter what language you speak.

Korean
If you live in one of the above countries, speak their language fluently and are interested in helping the new editors with translating, writing posts, spreading the word about the Nxt-Ignis-Ardor tech and ecosystem, or build communities locally, do not hesitate to contact us, and do yours to spread the word! Nxter.org is a creation made for anyone – takers and makers, readers and contributors.

 

  • ChangeNow – ARDR, IGNIS and NXT Enabled

Great job community! You asked and now the ChangeNOW exchange supports ARDR, IGNIS, and NXT trading.

Exchange Website

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  • Important Events in Cryptocurrency History

Longtime community member, Travin Keith, gave a webinar presentation about the history of cryptocurrency, including the Nxt ICO. This presentation is a must for anyone who wants to become knowledgeable about crypto and wants to understand how and why the crypto space is where it is today.

You need to sign up for a free membership of BrightTALK to watch this video.

Source

About this webinar
New or relatively new to cryptocurrencies and want to catch up on its history? Here’s a rundown of some of the most important events in 2013 that you need to know about as you continue along learning about cryptocurrencies to better understand why things are the way they are today.
Recorded May 31 2018 59 mins

MEETUPS

  • Korea Israel Innovation Center

As we reported, Lior spent the last two weeks in South Korea. The pictures below tell the warm and welcoming reception he had from the Korean community. It was in Korea that Lior announced the new Ardor / Nxt roadmaps as he made inroads with the Korean community, currently one of the largest markets for ARDR trading in terms of volume.

Riker – Many thanks to @Ardorbaby(Korean blogger) who helped me with the organization of the SNU lecture and the Jelurida meetup.
You did an amazing job!

apenzl – What is the thing with the hand?

madfox – This is Ignis finger-figure

nxt6666 – Counting money
haha

madfox – Manual forging))

Ardorbaby(Korean blogger) – It means heart, Koreans like this pose when take picture ~^^;

A wholehearted thanks also goes to the growing Korean community here from Nxter Magazine.

More Info

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Video – Jelurida Korea Meetup

Last week Lior was the star of the Korean Meetup. The complete presentation is below.

  • Workshop: Blockchain & Smart Contracts, May 31st

Another great event that took place last week – Ardor was included in the Smart Contracts portion of the well-attended blockchain talk by Veronica and Almonte in Berlin, hosted by StartupHub.

More Info

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ANG and the community have been compiling the blockchain Meetup events across the ecosystem: https://teamup.com/ksv4ccmkufbpbqp86o.

 

Upcoming:

  • Jelurida sponsors ‘ICO Race’ in Lugano, June 7th

  • Community Meetup in San Francisco, June 10th or 11th

Lior and Elizabeth will host a community Meetup in Silicon Valley / San Fransisco next week – this will be an exciting opportunity for our American readers who are able to attend. Details are sparse but we will let you know when this event is finalized.

Elizabeth wrote:

Friends, in less than two weeks @riker [Lior Yaffe] and I will both be in Silicon Valley / San Francisco Bay Area for an event. We would like to hold a community Meetup in June 11 or 12 🙂 Are any of you in the area? Please let me know here or send me a message.

More Info

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  • CEBIT Festival 2018 in Hannover, on June 11th -15th

Veronica wrote:

Of all the startup platforms in Europe at the moment, none are as fast-growing or international in scope as SCALE11 at CEBIT, and Jelurida is pleased to announce that we will be on stage & have a booth within the Blockchain zone of the conference. This is exciting exposure, and we are proud to represent Ardor, Nxt, and Ignis at this event!

Source

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  • Learn How to Write a Smart Contract – Barcelona, June 21th

“Bring your own computer, we’ll guide you through a blockchain use case so that you can see the functionality of smart contracts.”

This Spanish-language Meetup will take place in Barcelona later this month and will be an opportunity to learn about writing conditional contracts.

 

  • WEBIT.FESTIVAL – June 25-27 in Sofia, Bulgaria

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BUSINESSES ON ARDOR

  • Dominium ICO Announced

Proptech startup, Dominium, announced their launch, airdrop, referral program and ICO.

The property platform is developed and funded by Munte Immobilien and Max Property Group, which have nearly two centuries of experience in the property business and hundreds of millions of euros of property under management.

The Dominium platform has been under development since 2017 and will be operational in 2018. The Dominium token (DOM) starts as an ICO asset token in the Ignis blockchain, later to turn into a regulated DOMINIUM token on its own Ardor child chain. Dominium tokens are backed by real businesses with existing assets, a proven business model, and a working team.

From their press release:

The Dominium property platform will allow users to list, trade, finance and manage property assets utilizing a suite of tools, with all activities safely recorded on the blockchain. Property investors will have instant access to legally compliant property listings available at a unique low entry point (from 1 euro). They will be able to trade assets on the platform, providing an immediate exit strategy, without the use of fund managers, agents or other centralized parties, provided their account is approved.

The Dominium blockchain is based on an Ardor childchain which is designed to avoid blockchain bloat and high transaction fees and times. The self-funded platform has gone live in seven languages, with many features already fully functional. The Dominium airdrop and referral program are now available to anyone registering on the platform, and the company aims to launch a pre-ICO and an ICO in the coming months for the sale of the DOM utility token which will be used to pay for all activities on the platform.

 

Website | Pitch Deck

Source

 

  • Triffic ICO

Last week the Triffic team officially released their ICO information. The date to circle on your calendars is on July 2nd, 2018. The Triffic team has gone to great lengths to be “fully-compliant,” which is just a fancy way of saying that it is legal for Americans to participate. Those readers with keen eyes might have noticed that many ICO’s offered a disclaimer that said they explicitly prohibit Americans from participating (not that it actually did) – this stems from the fact that the US regulatory agency: the SEC, has filed several “cease and desist” orders against American ICO’s in the past. Luckily for us, this Ardor-backed ICO is in every way legal in the EU, the USA, and across the world.

Announcement

 

GPS TOKEN PRESALE BEGINS JULY 2, 2018 AT 09:00 PST

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

James Malach (coinerz) wrote:

I’m pleased to announce the launch of our new website at https://triffic.world where you can download our white paper, pitchdeck and one pager.

As many of you already know, Triffic is the first fully compliant ICO to be held using the Ardor Platform.

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  • Bitswift Child Chain Update

The Bitswift team discovered that their token will be listed on the CurrenExchange:

bitswiftbro

Looks like a new exchange will be picking up the Bitswift market:

Join Bitswift on TelegramDiscord, and Reddit.

Learn more about the Bitswift ecosystem

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CLONES

  • VolpCoin

No, that is not VoIP but VOLP. First announced in July 2017 as a minable Bitcoin-Ethereum hybrid coin, a new thread launched in October, and now a new thread again, announcing the ongoing swap of old Volp-tokens to new ones on Ignis, to “revitalize” the project, as in Stage 2 the project will be moving to a Nxt clone, the Volp devs wrote. 

This can be anything, tbh. According to the limited information available, a small team is developing an AI-based decentralized blockchain protocol, with compression of blocks as part of their grand vision, all of which will be free for everyone to use. The forum threads are, unfortunately, filled with much silence, unanswered questions, and scam-accusations, which prevent us from being able to describe their project and trust-level well. Their code is currently closed source.

What we do know is this: that there will be an airdrop of Volp-tokens to NXT holders and that the team may need all the help they can get to bootstrap their new Nxt-based blockchain when it is ready.

Nxter Magazine reached out to the Volp-developers and asked them:

Will you be a Nxt clone? Or an asset on the Ardor asset exchange, until your own blockchain protocol is launched? Will you fundraise the development of Volp with Ignis – I see 0.55 IGNIS per Volp on your website (but another price in the Asset Exchange)?

 

Their response:

VolpCoin:
Hello ! Thanks for your contact,

We mention Nxt because we plan to release our new version of the Volp wallet, which will be based on the Nxt Client. We already have a hybrid prototype running on localhost Nxt / Volp A.I. We opted for the Nxt platform, due to its dynamism and already having a solid development.

And it would still help a lot in adapting the protocol, because we want to contribute even more to the issues of scalability and blockchain size, using learning algorithms and tools in conjunction with artificial intelligence, which will significantly contribute to Big Data applications.

So , we decided to launch the Volp token and opted for the Ardor / Ignis platform because we believe that in the future we will be migrating to a child chains. We will certainly contribute to a significant improvement in the blockchain technology. Yes, we are planning to do a crowdsale campaigns at Ardor.

Source

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  • Metrodex

MetroDEX, a decentralized cross-chain cryptocurrency exchange service built using Nxt technology, will, per the terms of the JPL, airdrop 10% of their tokens to NXT holders. The details of the upcoming MetroDEX ICO (July according to their roadmap) will be released soon. The gist is that for every 10 NXT you have in your Nxt NRS client wallet, you will receive 1 MTR token. Specifics to follow.

 

 

Roadmap

JULY 2017 – Concept and Research. (done)
JANUARY 2018 – Development start. (done)
MAY 2018 – White paper, announce (done)
JUNE 2018 – Stage 1: Hybrid POW/POS blockchain implementation. Open source code. (coming soon)
JULY 2018 – Blockchain start. Airdrop.
SEPTEMBER 2018 – Stage 2: Transmitting hubs.
DECEMBER 2018 – Stage 3: Real time trading platform.
MARCH 2019 – Stage 4: Two side peg with Ethereum Classic.

They wrote:

100,000,000 metro tokens (10% of total supply) will be distributed to NXT holders on start, in accordance with JPL licence since we use NXT blockchain code as a base for Metro blockchain.

To participate in airdrop:

Download NXT client and create a wallet.
Buy NXT on any exchange.
Place NXT tokens into your wallet. Wait snapshot block.

For every 10 NXT on your wallet you receive 1 MTR with the same passphrase on Metro blockchain. Snapshot block number is 1894000.

Follow the thread in the forum

More info

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DEVELOPMENT

 

  • More About Transaction Vouchers

Transaction Vouchers, we have mentioned before and this week we focus on a technical discussion from the forums. Vouchers are more than just “invoices” as Lior explained below:

Introduction

The discussion:

thomasveil – How will spamming with the vouchers be prevented?
I can imagine them getting send amass in his that noobs accidentally pay them. Also thinking “invoices” might be a clearer name for these.

mrv777 – I’m guessing there is still a fee to write anything to the blockchain

thomasveil – Still tricky. Fee must be high enough that spamming won’t pay off. But low enough so the feature is used.

riker –  The vouchers UI will clearly explain which exact voucher you are accepting before you accept it. And we’ll try to warn against common attacks.

To encrypt messages client side take a look at test.nrs.encryption.js it has several examples.

The existing wallet already performs message encryption client side so this shouldn’t be difficult to implement.

The reason we choose the name voucher over invoice or the Bitcoin style payment request is that vouchers can do much more than payments. They can represent a request for vote delegation or account leasing for example.

More about Vouchers

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  • Weekly Reminder – Singleton Assets

Hooray for nondivisible assets! Did your eyes glaze over just now? If they did – let us offer a significant example: CryptoKitties (yes those ugly, Ethereum NFT’s). Part of what makes these assets valuable is that they cannot be subdivided or diluted in any way. In the Ardor ecosystem, the term for such an asset is a “Singleton asset” and anyone can create one with the Ardor client. The following discussion from the forums delves into specific use cases of such assets.

The discussion:

– Sirpask > There are some projects (e.g. theatre tickets, sport-event tickets, and many others) that would need that a new coin generated in the Monetary System were numbered (kind of a secondary serial number, a surname, an attached text string or message…) to identify a specific raw/seat in that event.

Currently this is not feasible to be done with Singleton Assets, because hundreds of different singleton assets would need to be created. Could this feature be added in the future?

– napdude > hmm generate X number of integer coins, each coin can only be spent in whole to other addresses.
Establish transaction to add information to a coin.
Set up coin so that one group of attributes can only be set by the coin issuer when issuer owns the coin, one group can be set by issuer at all times, and one group can be set by owner at all times the coins could be part of ignis.
if issuer allows, coins sb exchangeable on asset exchange, much like assets are. Coins could optionally have an expiry date after which they can be purged from the blockchain

– josenxt > How would you add that information to a MS coin? Through an API call?

– napdude > I imagine a transaction type could be made that established a key-value pair “on” the individual coin. or a hack that utilized unencrypted messages but only accepted the kv pair in the message if sender is eligble to establish the kv pair

– riker > Why not issue a singleton asset per coin and use the asset description or attached message to store the data about the asset?

– josenxt > Well, if we are talking about numbered seats for a small school play that will work but, for the NBA final, for example, that would require the creation of 20,000 different singleton assets for every game…:

– riker > We will need to create 20k unique entities anyway so why not singleton assets?

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  • Ardor Lite Update

The latest beta version of Ardor Lite, a great 3rd party light wallet of the Ardor blockchain, was released to the Google Play store. The app’s creator, mrv777, also announced that the app is likely to soon come out of beta. The latest changelog is included below.

mrv777 wrote:

Version 0.8.12 of Ardor Lite being released to the Google Play Store shortly. I think I am almost ready for 1.0 and to remove the beta tag. Just waiting on a few more translations to be updated, I want to make at least one more improvement, and then one more round of testing.

Here are the newest changes:
• Added Japanese & Indonesian languages
• Added 24hr price change
• Added coin exchange loading screen
• New accounts only need to verify one random word instead of all words
• More phrases translated
• Style improvements

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=mrv.ardor.lite

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  • Lior Yaffe in Medium – About Ethereum Plasma…

The battle goes on – Security vs. Speed. For the uninitiated, Plasma is the Ethereum’s scaling proposal – an idea of implementing child chains being worked on, not an actual product like Ardor. Scaling is a huge issue for any blockchain and Lior Yaffe, the co-founder of Jelurida, is very knowledgeable on this topic – and on child chains, naturally. He explained his confusion at how trust can be established when not all the nodes validate a contract – which is what the Plasma proposal for getting a TPS speed boost proclaims. A general truism is this – if it is too good to be true… it is. The backbone of Plasma is some “fraud prevention” algorithms that Lior is dubious about.

Lior wrote:

If I understand correctly, plasma is moving contract execution to the child chains, this means that not every node will execute every contract, but if so how can nodes that did not execute a contract, trust that whoever did execute the contract did not cheat? The Whitepaper refers to fraud proofs many times, but it’s unclear how these fraud proofs would actually work. How can you prove that the eyes of a CryptoKittie just generated on a deeply nested child chain are of the wrong color without actually executing the contract? At some point the fraud proof is mentioned as a transaction by itself, I assume it is submitted to the root chain, but then again how all nodes will validate it without actually running the contract and tracking the latest state of this child chain? And what prevents someone from flooding the network with spam fraud proofs that all nodes will need to validate?

Another weakness seems to be that since not every node is required to execute a contract, who promises that the contract will be executed at all and not just lock the user’s funds? I think this is what the whitepaper refers to as block withholding attack. But this means that users will need to be on constant alert to see if the contract they triggered actually executed which will sometimes become very difficult to tell given that its unknown which node executes which contract on which child chain. Also, I have to admit I don’t like the mass exit idea, the ability of users to move their tokens freely between chains which use different consensus creates endless possibilities for manipulation.

Source

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EXCHANGES

  • Support your Tokens

Opportunities to demonstrate support for ARDR / IGNIS and NXT are still out there:

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

Dontoshi

You can vote for NXT/ARDR/IGNIS:

https://dontoshi.featureupvote.com/suggestions/6975/nxtdecentralizing-the-future

https://dontoshi.featureupvote.com/suggestions/6945/ardor-platform-ardr

https://dontoshi.featureupvote.com/suggestions/7053/ignis-coin

 

CoinPulse

CoinPulse Announcements, [28.05.18]
Ladies and Gentlemen,

The time is upon us… with the launch of the CoinPulse Exchange, just over one month away, the Team is working hard to review all coins/tokens’ listing requests located at https://request.coinpulse.io. Thank you for your entry.

Please take this time, to keep spreading the word, and get your community to vote and post to social media, about your project & CoinPulse. We suggest you do anything and everything to help spread the word of your possible listing at CoinPulse. One of the conditions for listing on CoinPulse is an active community. Here is your chance to show us how much noise you can make.

Thank you,
The CoinPulse Team

You can also 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

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IN THE MEDIA

 

  • Blockchainnews – [INTERVIEW] Ardor Blockchain Developer & Jelurida Managing Director Lior Yaffe

Last week, while in Korea, Lior was interviewed by Blockchain News. Lior gives a brief overview of what Ardor is and what problems it solves.

Transcript:

(BCNewsKorea): Alright. That’s great. And could you tell us a little bit about the Ardor platform and what it does?

(Yaffe): OK. So Ardor is about solving the several limitations of blockchain technology today. One of them is blockchain bloat that every transaction ever submitted to the blockchain has to stay there forever.

In Ardor, we have a solution to remove transactions from the blockchain once they are no longer necessary.

Another solution that Ardor brings is the ability to send transactions without requiring the end users to pay the transaction fees.

And a longer term project we are working on is the ability to remove the need of each node in the blockchain to process all the transactions. This is all achieved using our innovative parent-child chain architecture.

Continue Reading the Interview that Deals with Topics such as Roadmap and Use Cases

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  • Japanese Blogger: – How to Send Ardor From Bittrex,- Ardor Wallet Initial Configuration, – Nxt Wallet, How To Delete Security Message, – How to Start Forging Nxt, – How to Send Ignis From Bittrex

Sadly, unlike in Korea, the penetration of Nxt and Ardor into the Japanese market has been minimal. The following guides are all Japanese-language “How-tos” for basic Ardor and Nxt usage. Come on Japan, do not miss out on this blockchain evolution!

  1. http://viva-bitcoin.club/ardor-wallet-initial-configuration
  2. http://viva-bitcoin.club/how-to-send-ardor-from-bittrex-to-pc
  3. http://viva-bitcoin.club/nxt-wallet-how-to-delete-security-message/
  4. http://viva-bitcoin.club/how-to-start-forging-nxt/
  5. http://viva-bitcoin.club/how-to-send-ignis-from-bittrex-to-pc/

Japanese blogger, Nobi Fujiwara wrote:

If I am not mistaking, most Japanese crypto-lovers are not paying big attention to NXT/Ardor. It’s sad, but probably this is a normal behavior observed in the world too. People just go crazy for big ICOs saying “What’s next? What’s next?” without thinking “Which one is awesome? Which one is real?”

Without any doubt, nobody in Japan knows NXT 10% airdrop when it is cloned. They believe airdrop only happens when a token is hard-forked like Bitcoin Cash. So I am a unique person in Japan and will keep writing about NXT/Ardor in Japanese. Will keep you posted and will check NXTer Magazine updates every week from Tokyo!!

Thank you, Nobi, for holding up the torch for our permissionless blockchains and spreading the word!

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  • Coinlist.me (Italian) – La Guida Completa su Ardor, l’evoluzione di Nxt

This Italian-language article explains what Ardor is, referring to it as the evolution of Nxt. Short and sweet, contains the basics.

Source

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  • Cryptovest – Ardor being Given the Highest Estimate for their Technology by Weiss

Ardor is mentioned as being one of the technologically advanced platforms in the blockchain space, being mentioned alongside Ripple and Bitcoin.

They write:

Curiously, some of the least adopted coins also have the highest estimate for their technology. The Excellent rating is given to projects with entire ecosystems and capabilities of token generation. Those include: $ARDR.

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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That is all for this week, Nxters. Follow us on Twitter or Telegram for important breaking updates during the week as they happen. Keep on working towards your goals and dreams and never let your imagination die! We hope to see you back here next week.

Help Nxter.org grow and help us continue to provide excellent and focused coverage on the ever-growing blockchain space by rewarding us for our hard efforts. Donation address: NXT-TK9J-MEKH-MUP9-HFCH2 / ARDOR-TK9J-MEKH-MUP9-HFCH2.

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Nxter News – June 2018 (I): A Man Who Has No Imagination Has No Wings

June (I)

 

Welcome, dear Nxters and other followers!

Thanks to our imaginations we have many wonderful things that make our lives better – including sliced bread, planes, staples, sunscreen, and literally dozens more. The blockchain is such a technology; once someone’s imagination turned into reality. Once I was like “sequentially hashed files” why would I care about such a boring and trivial thing? Yet this vision is now a reality that we know as a blockchain. What imagination do you have, dear reader? Hopefully, your job has not sucked all creativity out of you! Sliced bread was once just someone’s imagination – staples were once just someone’s imagination – the blockchain was once just someone’s imagination! Take a few seconds to consider a life without sliced bread, staples, or the blockchain – HA! if you just now pictured a world without those things then you have an imagination and you are capable of imagining something great! With Nxt and Ardor, great things can quickly turn real – here is what the ecosystem turned into reality last week:

Jelurida was well represented in many cities across the globe, the Nxter newsletter is now translated into Spanish, Korean, Chinese, Russian, and French, the Triffic ICO is scheduled, also, Dominium – an upcoming regulated child chain-based property management platform announced their ICO on Ignis, Singleton assets were explained, MetroDEX and another Nxt clone – the Volp A.I. protocol, – will have an airdrop for NXT holders, and much much more!

Thank you for being with us as we take you on a journey through the busy week that was. Just imagine what is next.

COMMUNITY

MEETUPS

BUSINESSES ON ARDOR

CLONES

DEVELOPMENT

EXCHANGES

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

IN THE MEDIA

PRICE EVOLUTION

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


COMMUNITY

  • Jelurida

Last week Jelurida was giving demonstrations of their products across the world!

Ardor and Nxt Presented Across the Globe – Oxford, London, Monaco and New York

In a press release, Jelurida summarized their actions from two weeks ago:

Jelurida, the development company of Ardor and Nxt blockchain platforms, continued to expand its international presence over the past week with team members attending four major blockchain events worldwide in Oxford, London, Monaco, and New York City.

Live demonstrations of the Ardor platform were given, and valuable connections were made with members of the blockchain community:

  • In Oxford, students, researchers and professors gathered at The Oxford Foundry startup accelerator for a live demo event of blockchain technology organized by the Blockchain Oxford Network. Jelurida plans a return visit to this location in Q4 2018.

  • In London, Veronica Torras and Alberto Fernandez from Jelurida attended the Global Blockchain Summit and presented to top corporate executives from companies such as IBM, Henkel, Deloitte, Samsung and others. They were shown the Ardor platform and an overview of the challenges of blockchain today. Jelurida was the main sponsor of the event.

  • In Monaco, Tomislav Gountchev and Kristina Kalcheva attended the first Monaco International Blockchain tradeshow. They had the opportunity to meet with interesting projects such as MonoeciCrypto4AllWorld of Blockchains and many others and explained the powerful capabilities of Ardor and Nxt to those looking to learn about available blockchain technology options.

  • And, in New York City, Elizabeth Mong (well known as @TheCryptoWoman) from ANG attended Consensus 2018 – one of the most significant blockchain events in the US. She made valuable connections with the NYC and US blockchain community, shared information about the Ardor and Nxt blockchain solutions and even enjoyed a cruise organized by Decentral.

Source

Roadmap

It is great to see Jelurida reaching out, and knowing Jelurida’s presence at key start-up and blockchain events across the world has only just begun. You can see a list of future events in our Meetup section.

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  • Newsletters in Six Languages

Thanks to our great community we are now proud to offer translations of the Nxter newsletter into six languages, with Korean being the most recent addition! We aim to reach as many people as possible and are working hard to provide our consistent coverage, no matter what language you speak.

Korean
If you live in one of the above countries, speak their language fluently and are interested in helping the new editors with translating, writing posts, spreading the word about the Nxt-Ignis-Ardor tech and ecosystem, or build communities locally, do not hesitate to contact us, and do yours to spread the word! Nxter.org is a creation made for anyone – takers and makers, readers and contributors.

 

  • ChangeNow – ARDR, IGNIS and NXT Enabled

Great job community! You asked and now the ChangeNOW exchange supports ARDR, IGNIS, and NXT trading.

Exchange Website

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  • Important Events in Cryptocurrency History

Longtime community member, Travin Keith, gave a webinar presentation about the history of cryptocurrency, including the Nxt ICO. This presentation is a must for anyone who wants to become knowledgeable about crypto and wants to understand how and why the crypto space is where it is today.

You need to sign up for a free membership of BrightTALK to watch this video.

Source

About this webinar
New or relatively new to cryptocurrencies and want to catch up on its history? Here’s a rundown of some of the most important events in 2013 that you need to know about as you continue along learning about cryptocurrencies to better understand why things are the way they are today.
Recorded May 31 2018 59 mins

MEETUPS

  • Korea Israel Innovation Center

As we reported, Lior spent the last two weeks in South Korea. The pictures below tell the warm and welcoming reception he had from the Korean community. It was in Korea that Lior announced the new Ardor / Nxt roadmaps as he made inroads with the Korean community, currently one of the largest markets for ARDR trading in terms of volume.

Riker – Many thanks to @Ardorbaby(Korean blogger) who helped me with the organization of the SNU lecture and the Jelurida meetup.
You did an amazing job!

apenzl – What is the thing with the hand?

madfox – This is Ignis finger-figure

nxt6666 – Counting money
haha

madfox – Manual forging))

Ardorbaby(Korean blogger) – It means heart, Koreans like this pose when take picture ~^^;

A wholehearted thanks also goes to the growing Korean community here from Nxter Magazine.

More Info

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Video – Jelurida Korea Meetup

Last week Lior was the star of the Korean Meetup. The complete presentation is below.

  • Workshop: Blockchain & Smart Contracts, May 31st

Another great event that took place last week – Ardor was included in the Smart Contracts portion of the well-attended blockchain talk by Veronica and Almonte in Berlin, hosted by StartupHub.

More Info

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ANG and the community have been compiling the blockchain Meetup events across the ecosystem: https://teamup.com/ksv4ccmkufbpbqp86o.

 

Upcoming:

  • Jelurida sponsors ‘ICO Race’ in Lugano, June 7th

  • Community Meetup in San Francisco, June 10th or 11th

Lior and Elizabeth will host a community Meetup in Silicon Valley / San Fransisco next week – this will be an exciting opportunity for our American readers who are able to attend. Details are sparse but we will let you know when this event is finalized.

Elizabeth wrote:

Friends, in less than two weeks @riker [Lior Yaffe] and I will both be in Silicon Valley / San Francisco Bay Area for an event. We would like to hold a community Meetup in June 11 or 12 🙂 Are any of you in the area? Please let me know here or send me a message.

More Info

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  • CEBIT Festival 2018 in Hannover, on June 11th -15th

Veronica wrote:

Of all the startup platforms in Europe at the moment, none are as fast-growing or international in scope as SCALE11 at CEBIT, and Jelurida is pleased to announce that we will be on stage & have a booth within the Blockchain zone of the conference. This is exciting exposure, and we are proud to represent Ardor, Nxt, and Ignis at this event!

Source

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  • Learn How to Write a Smart Contract – Barcelona, June 21th

“Bring your own computer, we’ll guide you through a blockchain use case so that you can see the functionality of smart contracts.”

This Spanish-language Meetup will take place in Barcelona later this month and will be an opportunity to learn about writing conditional contracts.

 

  • WEBIT.FESTIVAL – June 25-27 in Sofia, Bulgaria

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BUSINESSES ON ARDOR

  • Dominium ICO Announced

Proptech startup, Dominium, announced their launch, airdrop, referral program and ICO.

The property platform is developed and funded by Munte Immobilien and Max Property Group, which have nearly two centuries of experience in the property business and hundreds of millions of euros of property under management.

The Dominium platform has been under development since 2017 and will be operational in 2018. The Dominium token (DOM) starts as an ICO asset token in the Ignis blockchain, later to turn into a regulated DOMINIUM token on its own Ardor child chain. Dominium tokens are backed by real businesses with existing assets, a proven business model, and a working team.

From their press release:

The Dominium property platform will allow users to list, trade, finance and manage property assets utilizing a suite of tools, with all activities safely recorded on the blockchain. Property investors will have instant access to legally compliant property listings available at a unique low entry point (from 1 euro). They will be able to trade assets on the platform, providing an immediate exit strategy, without the use of fund managers, agents or other centralized parties, provided their account is approved.

The Dominium blockchain is based on an Ardor childchain which is designed to avoid blockchain bloat and high transaction fees and times. The self-funded platform has gone live in seven languages, with many features already fully functional. The Dominium airdrop and referral program are now available to anyone registering on the platform, and the company aims to launch a pre-ICO and an ICO in the coming months for the sale of the DOM utility token which will be used to pay for all activities on the platform.

 

Website | Pitch Deck

Source

 

  • Triffic ICO

Last week the Triffic team officially released their ICO information. The date to circle on your calendars is on July 2nd, 2018. The Triffic team has gone to great lengths to be “fully-compliant,” which is just a fancy way of saying that it is legal for Americans to participate. Those readers with keen eyes might have noticed that many ICO’s offered a disclaimer that said they explicitly prohibit Americans from participating (not that it actually did) – this stems from the fact that the US regulatory agency: the SEC, has filed several “cease and desist” orders against American ICO’s in the past. Luckily for us, this Ardor-backed ICO is in every way legal in the EU, the USA, and across the world.

Announcement

 

GPS TOKEN PRESALE BEGINS JULY 2, 2018 AT 09:00 PST

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

James Malach (coinerz) wrote:

I’m pleased to announce the launch of our new website at https://triffic.world where you can download our white paper, pitchdeck and one pager.

As many of you already know, Triffic is the first fully compliant ICO to be held using the Ardor Platform.

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  • Bitswift Child Chain Update

The Bitswift team discovered that their token will be listed on the CurrenExchange:

bitswiftbro

Looks like a new exchange will be picking up the Bitswift market:

Join Bitswift on TelegramDiscord, and Reddit.

Learn more about the Bitswift ecosystem

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CLONES

  • VolpCoin

No, that is not VoIP but VOLP. First announced in July 2017 as a minable Bitcoin-Ethereum hybrid coin, a new thread launched in October, and now a new thread again, announcing the ongoing swap of old Volp-tokens to new ones on Ignis, to “revitalize” the project, as in Stage 2 the project will be moving to a Nxt clone, the Volp devs wrote. 

This can be anything, tbh. According to the limited information available, a small team is developing an AI-based decentralized blockchain protocol, with compression of blocks as part of their grand vision, all of which will be free for everyone to use. The forum threads are, unfortunately, filled with much silence, unanswered questions, and scam-accusations, which prevent us from being able to describe their project and trust-level well. Their code is currently closed source.

What we do know is this: that there will be an airdrop of Volp-tokens to NXT holders and that the team may need all the help they can get to bootstrap their new Nxt-based blockchain when it is ready.

Nxter Magazine reached out to the Volp-developers and asked them:

Will you be a Nxt clone? Or an asset on the Ardor asset exchange, until your own blockchain protocol is launched? Will you fundraise the development of Volp with Ignis – I see 0.55 IGNIS per Volp on your website (but another price in the Asset Exchange)?

 

Their response:

VolpCoin:
Hello ! Thanks for your contact,

We mention Nxt because we plan to release our new version of the Volp wallet, which will be based on the Nxt Client. We already have a hybrid prototype running on localhost Nxt / Volp A.I. We opted for the Nxt platform, due to its dynamism and already having a solid development.

And it would still help a lot in adapting the protocol, because we want to contribute even more to the issues of scalability and blockchain size, using learning algorithms and tools in conjunction with artificial intelligence, which will significantly contribute to Big Data applications.

So , we decided to launch the Volp token and opted for the Ardor / Ignis platform because we believe that in the future we will be migrating to a child chains. We will certainly contribute to a significant improvement in the blockchain technology. Yes, we are planning to do a crowdsale campaigns at Ardor.

Source

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  • Metrodex

MetroDEX, a decentralized cross-chain cryptocurrency exchange service built using Nxt technology, will, per the terms of the JPL, airdrop 10% of their tokens to NXT holders. The details of the upcoming MetroDEX ICO (July according to their roadmap) will be released soon. The gist is that for every 10 NXT you have in your Nxt NRS client wallet, you will receive 1 MTR token. Specifics to follow.

 

 

Roadmap

JULY 2017 – Concept and Research. (done)
JANUARY 2018 – Development start. (done)
MAY 2018 – White paper, announce (done)
JUNE 2018 – Stage 1: Hybrid POW/POS blockchain implementation. Open source code. (coming soon)
JULY 2018 – Blockchain start. Airdrop.
SEPTEMBER 2018 – Stage 2: Transmitting hubs.
DECEMBER 2018 – Stage 3: Real time trading platform.
MARCH 2019 – Stage 4: Two side peg with Ethereum Classic.

They wrote:

100,000,000 metro tokens (10% of total supply) will be distributed to NXT holders on start, in accordance with JPL licence since we use NXT blockchain code as a base for Metro blockchain.

To participate in airdrop:

Download NXT client and create a wallet.
Buy NXT on any exchange.
Place NXT tokens into your wallet. Wait snapshot block.

For every 10 NXT on your wallet you receive 1 MTR with the same passphrase on Metro blockchain. Snapshot block number is 1894000.

Follow the thread in the forum

More info

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DEVELOPMENT

 

  • More About Transaction Vouchers

Transaction Vouchers, we have mentioned before and this week we focus on a technical discussion from the forums. Vouchers are more than just “invoices” as Lior explained below:

Introduction

The discussion:

thomasveil – How will spamming with the vouchers be prevented?
I can imagine them getting send amass in his that noobs accidentally pay them. Also thinking “invoices” might be a clearer name for these.

mrv777 – I’m guessing there is still a fee to write anything to the blockchain

thomasveil – Still tricky. Fee must be high enough that spamming won’t pay off. But low enough so the feature is used.

riker –  The vouchers UI will clearly explain which exact voucher you are accepting before you accept it. And we’ll try to warn against common attacks.

To encrypt messages client side take a look at test.nrs.encryption.js it has several examples.

The existing wallet already performs message encryption client side so this shouldn’t be difficult to implement.

The reason we choose the name voucher over invoice or the Bitcoin style payment request is that vouchers can do much more than payments. They can represent a request for vote delegation or account leasing for example.

More about Vouchers

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  • Weekly Reminder – Singleton Assets

Hooray for nondivisible assets! Did your eyes glaze over just now? If they did – let us offer a significant example: CryptoKitties (yes those ugly, Ethereum NFT’s). Part of what makes these assets valuable is that they cannot be subdivided or diluted in any way. In the Ardor ecosystem, the term for such an asset is a “Singleton asset” and anyone can create one with the Ardor client. The following discussion from the forums delves into specific use cases of such assets.

The discussion:

– Sirpask > There are some projects (e.g. theatre tickets, sport-event tickets, and many others) that would need that a new coin generated in the Monetary System were numbered (kind of a secondary serial number, a surname, an attached text string or message…) to identify a specific raw/seat in that event.

Currently this is not feasible to be done with Singleton Assets, because hundreds of different singleton assets would need to be created. Could this feature be added in the future?

– napdude > hmm generate X number of integer coins, each coin can only be spent in whole to other addresses.
Establish transaction to add information to a coin.
Set up coin so that one group of attributes can only be set by the coin issuer when issuer owns the coin, one group can be set by issuer at all times, and one group can be set by owner at all times the coins could be part of ignis.
if issuer allows, coins sb exchangeable on asset exchange, much like assets are. Coins could optionally have an expiry date after which they can be purged from the blockchain

– josenxt > How would you add that information to a MS coin? Through an API call?

– napdude > I imagine a transaction type could be made that established a key-value pair “on” the individual coin. or a hack that utilized unencrypted messages but only accepted the kv pair in the message if sender is eligble to establish the kv pair

– riker > Why not issue a singleton asset per coin and use the asset description or attached message to store the data about the asset?

– josenxt > Well, if we are talking about numbered seats for a small school play that will work but, for the NBA final, for example, that would require the creation of 20,000 different singleton assets for every game…:

– riker > We will need to create 20k unique entities anyway so why not singleton assets?

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  • Ardor Lite Update

The latest beta version of Ardor Lite, a great 3rd party light wallet of the Ardor blockchain, was released to the Google Play store. The app’s creator, mrv777, also announced that the app is likely to soon come out of beta. The latest changelog is included below.

mrv777 wrote:

Version 0.8.12 of Ardor Lite being released to the Google Play Store shortly. I think I am almost ready for 1.0 and to remove the beta tag. Just waiting on a few more translations to be updated, I want to make at least one more improvement, and then one more round of testing.

Here are the newest changes:
• Added Japanese & Indonesian languages
• Added 24hr price change
• Added coin exchange loading screen
• New accounts only need to verify one random word instead of all words
• More phrases translated
• Style improvements

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=mrv.ardor.lite

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  • Lior Yaffe in Medium – About Ethereum Plasma…

The battle goes on – Security vs. Speed. For the uninitiated, Plasma is the Ethereum’s scaling proposal – an idea of implementing child chains being worked on, not an actual product like Ardor. Scaling is a huge issue for any blockchain and Lior Yaffe, the co-founder of Jelurida, is very knowledgeable on this topic – and on child chains, naturally. He explained his confusion at how trust can be established when not all the nodes validate a contract – which is what the Plasma proposal for getting a TPS speed boost proclaims. A general truism is this – if it is too good to be true… it is. The backbone of Plasma is some “fraud prevention” algorithms that Lior is dubious about.

Lior wrote:

If I understand correctly, plasma is moving contract execution to the child chains, this means that not every node will execute every contract, but if so how can nodes that did not execute a contract, trust that whoever did execute the contract did not cheat? The Whitepaper refers to fraud proofs many times, but it’s unclear how these fraud proofs would actually work. How can you prove that the eyes of a CryptoKittie just generated on a deeply nested child chain are of the wrong color without actually executing the contract? At some point the fraud proof is mentioned as a transaction by itself, I assume it is submitted to the root chain, but then again how all nodes will validate it without actually running the contract and tracking the latest state of this child chain? And what prevents someone from flooding the network with spam fraud proofs that all nodes will need to validate?

Another weakness seems to be that since not every node is required to execute a contract, who promises that the contract will be executed at all and not just lock the user’s funds? I think this is what the whitepaper refers to as block withholding attack. But this means that users will need to be on constant alert to see if the contract they triggered actually executed which will sometimes become very difficult to tell given that its unknown which node executes which contract on which child chain. Also, I have to admit I don’t like the mass exit idea, the ability of users to move their tokens freely between chains which use different consensus creates endless possibilities for manipulation.

Source

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EXCHANGES

  • Support your Tokens

Opportunities to demonstrate support for ARDR / IGNIS and NXT are still out there:

Bithumb

Let your voice be heard:

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

https://twitter.com/BithumbOfficial/status/974560572451598336

CryptalDash – Request for your Favorite Coin to be Listed

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

Dontoshi

You can vote for NXT/ARDR/IGNIS:

https://dontoshi.featureupvote.com/suggestions/6975/nxtdecentralizing-the-future

https://dontoshi.featureupvote.com/suggestions/6945/ardor-platform-ardr

https://dontoshi.featureupvote.com/suggestions/7053/ignis-coin

 

CoinPulse

CoinPulse Announcements, [28.05.18]
Ladies and Gentlemen,

The time is upon us… with the launch of the CoinPulse Exchange, just over one month away, the Team is working hard to review all coins/tokens’ listing requests located at https://request.coinpulse.io. Thank you for your entry.

Please take this time, to keep spreading the word, and get your community to vote and post to social media, about your project & CoinPulse. We suggest you do anything and everything to help spread the word of your possible listing at CoinPulse. One of the conditions for listing on CoinPulse is an active community. Here is your chance to show us how much noise you can make.

Thank you,
The CoinPulse Team

You can also 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

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IN THE MEDIA

 

  • Blockchainnews – [INTERVIEW] Ardor Blockchain Developer & Jelurida Managing Director Lior Yaffe

Last week, while in Korea, Lior was interviewed by Blockchain News. Lior gives a brief overview of what Ardor is and what problems it solves.

Transcript:

(BCNewsKorea): Alright. That’s great. And could you tell us a little bit about the Ardor platform and what it does?

(Yaffe): OK. So Ardor is about solving the several limitations of blockchain technology today. One of them is blockchain bloat that every transaction ever submitted to the blockchain has to stay there forever.

In Ardor, we have a solution to remove transactions from the blockchain once they are no longer necessary.

Another solution that Ardor brings is the ability to send transactions without requiring the end users to pay the transaction fees.

And a longer term project we are working on is the ability to remove the need of each node in the blockchain to process all the transactions. This is all achieved using our innovative parent-child chain architecture.

Continue Reading the Interview that Deals with Topics such as Roadmap and Use Cases

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  • Japanese Blogger: – How to Send Ardor From Bittrex,- Ardor Wallet Initial Configuration, – Nxt Wallet, How To Delete Security Message, – How to Start Forging Nxt, – How to Send Ignis From Bittrex

Sadly, unlike in Korea, the penetration of Nxt and Ardor into the Japanese market has been minimal. The following guides are all Japanese-language “How-tos” for basic Ardor and Nxt usage. Come on Japan, do not miss out on this blockchain evolution!

  1. http://viva-bitcoin.club/ardor-wallet-initial-configuration
  2. http://viva-bitcoin.club/how-to-send-ardor-from-bittrex-to-pc
  3. http://viva-bitcoin.club/nxt-wallet-how-to-delete-security-message/
  4. http://viva-bitcoin.club/how-to-start-forging-nxt/
  5. http://viva-bitcoin.club/how-to-send-ignis-from-bittrex-to-pc/

Japanese blogger, Nobi Fujiwara wrote:

If I am not mistaking, most Japanese crypto-lovers are not paying big attention to NXT/Ardor. It’s sad, but probably this is a normal behavior observed in the world too. People just go crazy for big ICOs saying “What’s next? What’s next?” without thinking “Which one is awesome? Which one is real?”

Without any doubt, nobody in Japan knows NXT 10% airdrop when it is cloned. They believe airdrop only happens when a token is hard-forked like Bitcoin Cash. So I am a unique person in Japan and will keep writing about NXT/Ardor in Japanese. Will keep you posted and will check NXTer Magazine updates every week from Tokyo!!

Thank you, Nobi, for holding up the torch for our permissionless blockchains and spreading the word!

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  • Coinlist.me (Italian) – La Guida Completa su Ardor, l’evoluzione di Nxt

This Italian-language article explains what Ardor is, referring to it as the evolution of Nxt. Short and sweet, contains the basics.

Source

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  • Cryptovest – Ardor being Given the Highest Estimate for their Technology by Weiss

Ardor is mentioned as being one of the technologically advanced platforms in the blockchain space, being mentioned alongside Ripple and Bitcoin.

They write:

Curiously, some of the least adopted coins also have the highest estimate for their technology. The Excellent rating is given to projects with entire ecosystems and capabilities of token generation. Those include: $ARDR.

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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That is all for this week, Nxters. Follow us on Twitter or Telegram for important breaking updates during the week as they happen. Keep on working towards your goals and dreams and never let your imagination die! We hope to see you back here next week.

Help Nxter.org grow and help us continue to provide excellent and focused coverage on the ever-growing blockchain space by rewarding us for our hard efforts. Donation address: NXT-TK9J-MEKH-MUP9-HFCH2 / ARDOR-TK9J-MEKH-MUP9-HFCH2.

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Nxter News – May 2018 (IV): The Artist Is Nothing Without The Gift, But The Gift Is Nothing Without Work

May (IV)

 

Welcome, dear Nxters and other followers!

Work is hard, that is why we call it work after all. Work takes time, effort, frustration, inconvenience and much more. Yet, it is worth the reward. A reward without working for it does not feel as satisfying as when you struggle, perspire, and finally overcome obstacles. Rome was not built in a day, America was built on the belief that everyone can achieve their goals and dreams – if you work hard. The blockchain is a gift for all but those of us who have been around this space for a long time know the immediate benefits of using blockchains like Ardor and Nxt. For those of you who are new readers, be excited that soon you too can appreciate these technologies as much as we do!

Last week Jelurida continued their tour-de-force, giving public and private presentations of Nxt, Ignis, and Ardor around the world. Lior is still in Korea where they just released their new roadmap that we have been hyping for weeks! Veronica is in Berlin, at Blockshow Europe with Jelurida’s new senior sales engineers – read more in our Meetups section. A new Chinese Nxt website launched, updates galore from ardor.world, Triffic ICO and whitepaper, a promising Nxt clone airdrop is coming, and much more.

Thank you for being with us as we take you on a journey through the busy week that was.

COMMUNITY

MEETUPS

DEVELOPMENT

BUSINESSES ON ARDOR

EXCHANGES

CLONES

IN THE MEDIA

PRICE EVOLUTION

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


COMMUNITY

  • Jelurida

Last week Jelurida updated us with the latest events – including this Monday’s release of their new roadmap!

Roadmap Q2 2018 – Q1 2019

Just released, we will dig into it shortly with an individual post.

Roadmap

For now, just read it, and begin wrapping your head around that besides Lightweight Contracts and Vouchers on mainnet in Q3, “Additional child chains launched on mainnet” are back, and a new “child chain control” feature has been added. Pruning and snapshots will hit the Ardor mainnet in Q4, and at the beginning of 2019, we will see pruning of the Ardor parent chain and …. child chain specific subnets on mainnet! User issued child chains, zero knowledge transactions, and integration with data storage services are in the research phase.

Nxt will see the addition of Vouchers, a permission layer for Nxt clones, and the Lightweight Contracts feature coming. Did I describe the latest Ardor update as a gamechanger? I believe I did. To describe what has been added in brief, almost note-form, into this roadmap, I will seriously need to be on the lookout for stronger words. Seeing this update, and knowing that nothing has ever been announced from the Nxt and Ardor core development team, which has not been delivered, this is no minor blurp. It’s a document that says: we are still, and will continue to be, way ahead of the competition – this is the continuation of blockchain evolution. Thank you, Jelurida.

 

New Additions to the Business Development team

Veronica wrote:

Hi everyone, following our business roadmap, Jelurida is glad to announce and welcome new additions to the Business Development team.

Alberto Fernandez (@almonte) joins our team as a full-time Technical Sales Engineer filling the gap between business and the technology. Many of you know him as not only a long-term member of this community, but also as an experienced Blockchain consultant, Dapp developer, Fintech specialist and entrepreneur, amongst other things.

Also, Francisco Sarrias (@fsarrias) joins our team as a part-time Senior Sales Engineer for Jelurida. Francisco is a member of the community since 2016, and he has previous Sales experience with a technical background.

We give them both a warm welcome to the Jelurida team.

With these two key additions, Jelurida plans to accelerate the adoption of the Ardor Blockchain-as-a-Service through the main strategic targets defined:

— Businesses that are looking for a Blockchain technology to build Dapps
— Partnerships with integrators
— Partnerships with Institutions, Universities, Startup Accelerators and groups of investors that would recommend our technology

We, at Nxter, warmly congratulate Jelurida, Alberto Fernandez, and Fransisco Sarrias, this is a very welcomed progress.

 

Video – What are the Differences Between the Jelurida Public and Private Blockchain Solutions?

Lior explains how a private blockchain solution from Jelurida is distinct from the public ones we know so well.

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  • New Chinese Nxt Website

There is a new Chinese-language website dedicated to Nxt.

Elizabeth wrote:

Thanks to the Chinese Nxt Community, we have a Chinese Nxt website! Check it out and give them some kudos
http://nxterchina.com

ANG provided some funding for this Chinese website project, but not enough to cover all expenses. If you would like to help cover the cost of development that some have funded from their own pockets and to cover server and hosting expenses, I’m sure they would welcome donations here:
ARDOR-WTMQ-VMKW-WS4Q-A7S8L

Go ahead and write a message about the purpose to help them keep track. And thanks!

More info

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  • Ardor.world Updates

Ardor.world received multiple updates last week, including the Ardor Rich List (First 500).

More info

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  • Bishen – Hardwallet for Nxt

Zhang, a member of the Chinese Nxt community and developer of the third-party wallet called walletnxt.com, found (and warned us about) this untrustworthy looking product:

Zhang:

http://www.bishen.im/ NXT hardware wallet

josenxt
I didn’t know them… Are they trustworthy?

Zhang:
I don’t know if it’s trustable

almonte:

Cryptowallet web with plain http connection. It does not look good.

More info

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  • Openbazaar – Cryptocurrency Trading Enabled

Openbazaar, a P2P decentralized shop for physical goods, digital goods, and services, has added cryptocurrency trading. NXT is listed:

From their announcement:

The biggest new feature is the ability to buy and sell cryptocurrencies. Vendors are now able to use a special new listing type to sell cryptocurrencies on Openbazaar. They can choose from 44 different cryptocurrencies right now and more will be added over time

no fees, no need to register with any service, and no threat of an exchange getting hacked.

Video demoing and explaining how the site works:

More info

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MEETUPS

As of publication, Lior is still in Seoul, presenting to a South Korean audience, including some of the biggest names in the industry, about Jelurida, which includes the release of the new roadmap (see above)!

Lior: For our dedicated Korean readers. Our company profile as described by TCK last evenings’ event organizer.
  • Korea Israel Innovation Center, May 23th – 29th

Lior wrote:

Spoke with several of the biggest names in the Korean industry and made good connections. My lecture at the convention was received positively. We are the only team that has a working product to show and I’m planning to talk about the Binance demo on the Monday meetup to show real use case together with AEUR and if you have other suggestions I can squeeze them in as well.

novadaemon: “I am at Lior’s presentation at Seoul National University. Good stuff”

Lior:

Amazing. Spoke for 2 hours about Ardor. PoS, Child chains, contracts. All should be on video. More than 30 participants. Lot’s of good questions and feedback. Credit goes to ardorbaby for arranging this great event.

Ardor Roadmap and Lightweight Contracts

Monday, May 28, 2018, 7:00 PM

Dream Plus Gangnam
311 Gangnam-daero, Seocho 2(i)-dong Seoul, KR

97 Members Went

Learn about the most technologically advanced blockchain protocol from a core developer and blockchain expert. Lior Yaffe of Jelurida will present the Ardor platform and NXT blockchain roadmap and demo our unique Lightweight Contracts and Transaction Vouchers features. We will leave time for questions and open discussion. See https://www.jelurida.c…

Check out this Meetup →

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  • Blockshow Europe, May 28-29th

Meanwhile, in Berlin, other significant Jelurida members were attending Blockshow Europe.

Veronica wrote:

Reporting from Berlin: this is going to be a very nice week here. Just met @mrmoejoe today and we talked about marketing, meeting @Travin @gabriel @peter and @almonte at the Blockshow Europe. Doing the “Do it yourself workshop” about smart contracts with Ardor, as well. But we at Jelurida are also working on an agenda to meet companies and pitch Ardor and Nxt. I just got confirmation from Bayer, Samsung, and Henckel, and working on more.

All in all a great continuation of last week’s marketing efforts in Oxford, Monaco, London and NYC.

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ANG and the community have been compiling the blockchain Meetup events across the ecosystem: https://teamup.com/ksv4ccmkufbpbqp86o.

 

Upcoming:

  • Workshop: Blockchain & Smart Contracts, May 31st

Veronica wrote:

A shout to those in our community in, around, or visiting Berlin! Join us the morning of May, 31 for an Ardor Meetup! This is a hands on workshop where the attendees will learn how to create examples of smart contracts with the Ardor technology. No technical skills needed! Join us!

Together we will create examples of real use cases to demonstrate the potential advantages of this technology. We will also build Intelligent Transactions for greater security and possible optimization. We will use the Ardor wallet as it is one of the few technologies that allow you to do this easily, and it is proven stability with over 5 years of development.

We recommend you to come with your laptop. In this Meetup we will make simple practical cases using Smart Contracts.

More Info

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  • CEBIT Festival 2018 in Hannover, on June 11th -15th

Veronica wrote:

Of all the startup platforms in Europe at the moment, none are as fast-growing or international in scope as SCALE11 at CEBIT, and Jelurida is pleased to announce that we will be on stage & have a booth within the Blockchain zone of the conference. This is exciting exposure, and we are proud to represent Ardor, Nxt, and Ignis at this event!

Source

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  • Blockchain Hackathon – Larson Group – July 13-15th, Zürich, Switzerland

Do you have experience with using the Nxt API, or the Ardor platform’s API? Here’s an open call for you. Let us know if you go.

They wrote:

This Blockchain Hackathon is looking to generate ideas that solve real business problems in a short period of time. The core Hackathon subject is Interoperability between Blockchains and Blockchain and Distributed Ledger Technology solution development. All are welcome; if you are a Coder / Programmer / Developer / Software Engineer, Data Scientist, Computer Scientist, Project Manager, Business Analyst, Business Architect or Life Hacker, please get in touch. Programmers / Coders / Developers / Software Engineers are required to have one or more of the following technical skills:

Ethereum, Hyperledger, R3 Corda, EOS, Lisk, Cardano, Nxt, Java, C++, C#, .Net, Node.js, Angular.

Source

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DEVELOPMENT

  • Weekly Reminder: Are we Safe From Hacking Attacks like XVG?

Timestamps are an interesting vector that perhaps many are unfamiliar with when it comes to exploiting vulnerabilities in software. In short, the XVG attack exploited timestamps of the privacy-focused cryptocurrency, Verge, to create over $1 million USD worth of tokens in an astonishingly short period of time by confusing the Verge mining algorithm – essentially creating counterfeit tokens. The following conversation snippet reminds us how Ardor and Nxt are well protected from such an attack.

F2el:
Are we safe from hacking attacks like XVG?
https://blog.theabacus.io/the-verge-hack-explained-7942f63a3017

napdude:
Ardor only has one “mining” algorith (using your staked coins) so if you managed to manipulate timestamps to reduce difficulty, that reduced difficulty would apply to all forgers, so you cannot gain a large portion of the network that way.

(i am unsure if you are able to successfully manipulate timestamps in the first place, the diff adjustment size per block is bounded so you won’t be able to throw in some weird timestamps and whack up the diff value bc only so much change is allowed.

Also NXT timestamps have to be +/- 15 seconds for other nodes to accept the block, with verge it was +/- 2 hours).

The algo used in Ardor has been used in NXT also, as well as most NXT clones in more or less the same fashion. I have never heard of a successful attack on the NXT PoS algorithm using timestamps, not even in the smaller clones that have smaller networks which should be easier to attack.

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BUSINESSES ON ARDOR

 

  • Triffic ICO Announced

Triffic has announced their ICO date (July 2nd) and released a new website, roadmap, and whitepaper.

GPS TOKEN PRESALE BEGINS JULY 2, 2018 AT 09:00 PST

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

James Malach (coinerz) wrote:

I’m pleased to announce the launch of our new website at https://triffic.world where you can download our white paper, pitchdeck and one pager.

As many of you already know, Triffic is the first fully compliant ICO to be held using the Ardor Platform.

Big investors can buy GPS tokens already today (from May 28th until August 31st) with a 60% rebate: 0.8USD per token, when you buy for minimum $25000 in the “Founders Sale”. The rest of us will have to wait for July’s presale if we want to join. ICO week 1 has a 40% bonus, ICO week 2 a 20% bonus, the main ICO kicks off on July 30 and lasts for maximum a month, where GPS token prices are fixed at 0.2USD per token. As announced, there is an added bonus of 10% if you buy with ARDR, or 5% if you buy with IGNIS or NXT. 100.000.000 GPS tokens will be sold during the ICO, and the token sale will end no later than 8 hours after all have been sold if that happens. Should we FOMO?

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  • Janus – Update

Janus team (and holders!) are still waiting for walls and electricity for their new mining operation at their new building.

This conversation highlights the issue:

Cryptosolar:
hey guys, would be nice to get an update somehow on the Project status ?

LuisB:
At this point, we are basically at the hands of the contractor and workers.
We expect to start working on the electrics very soon.

Bjorn Janus:
Closer…closer
Even our electrician is getting impatient he was waiting for this moment
Months now

There is 2 parts to this, but I am trying to develop an intermediary stage that helps push JNS market. Part 1: get the farm in here and rebuild and expand. Part 2: developers on our team finish the hashpower exchange. It may look dead, its not. Just a very much longer process than i would have imagined.

Samu C:
I don’t think it’s dead, just can’t wait. 🙂

Bjorn Janus:
Yeah Samu every day i smack myself for the electrical overload in December. (…) it is my fault this whole delay and it weighs heavy.

Samu C:
We’ll forgive you, don’t worry. 😉

Bjorn Janus
Appreciate that 🙂

Moreover, the team has announced that Janus now has a presence on Cheddur, an app for beginners to get started with digital currency – “in a fun and easy way.” It can be used to learn about coins or services, watch videos, read and write reviews…

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CLONES

  • Metrodex

Metro will clone Nxt and use it for creating a decentralized autonomous corporation (DAC) providing cross-chain cryptocurrency exchange service to clients and cryptocurrency income for stakeholders. The 10% token airdrop to NXT holders will take place in ~25 days. There is a countdown on metrodex.org.

Metro DEX is based on a hybrid Proof-of-Work and Proof-of-Stake consensus blockchain.  The miner’s hashrate allows them to increase their stake. Suppliers stake size determines block producing frequency and, accordingly, their income. More about Metro, pegged sidechains, and their work and concept in the whitepaper.

 

They wrote:

100,000,000 metro tokens (10% of total supply) will be distributed to NXT holders on start, in accordance with JPL licence since we use NXT blockchain code as a base for Metro blockchain.

To participate in airdrop:

Download NXT client and create a wallet.
Buy NXT on any exchange.
Place NXT tokens into your wallet. Wait snapshot block.

For every 10 NXT on your wallet you receive 1 MTR with the same passphrase on Metro blockchain. Snapshot block number is 1894000.

More info

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EXCHANGES

 

  • SimpleSwap Supports Nxt, Ardor, Ignis

More info

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Lior Yaffe, Jelurida, reminds us:

Many of the discussions with exchanges are under nda. Some has unrealistic requirements and some are moving forward. As discussed before, we are working to list our tokens with any exchange which is willing to talk to us. This is top priority and we allocated a yearly budget of €100K in 2018 for this purpose.

Over_watchtower, Jelurida employee wrote:

We are actively reaching out and getting results, positive results.

Apologies its taking longer than we wanted. I assure you, the time and resources are well spent towards the goal and we will get there soon. “Soon” the very word we are tired of hearing but its the same word that very well defines the certain expectations of what is to come.

Unfortunately, these things take time. Amidst thousands of cryptos out there, we offer three of what I will call the best. Despite that, we have some factors working against us. I’m not saying they are enough to be seen as a worthy obstacle but overcoming them may not be as easy. Now there are a list of over a hundred exchanges to work with and we are working on it. Still counting on any assistance the community can offer though, contacts and all.

Ardor Coin Exchange

Lior highlights and explains the wonderful functionality of the Ardor Coin Exchange (CE) and introduces the audience to AEUR in the following video, recorded during the NFEA Autonomy Conference in Norway:

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Support your Tokens

Opportunities to demonstrate support for ARDR / IGNIS and NXT are still out there:

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

Dontoshi

You can vote for NXT/ARDR/IGNIS:

https://dontoshi.featureupvote.com/suggestions/6975/nxtdecentralizing-the-future

https://dontoshi.featureupvote.com/suggestions/6945/ardor-platform-ardr

https://dontoshi.featureupvote.com/suggestions/7053/ignis-coin

 

CoinPulse

You can also 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

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IN THE MEDIA

  • Ironwood Research Group at Medium – ARDOR, Summary Report

This Medium article does a good job of summarizing the Ardor platform and its technological selling points. Includes shiny pictures and links for days. One thing this article misses out on is of course the newly released Jelurida roadmap.

They wrote:

Ardor is a significant BaaS platform that adds a variety of useful features to the blockchain model, and addresses the key issues of scalability and use-case for adoption and integration of its technology into business. The ability to create child-chains with customisable feature-sets for a business’ specific needs gives Ardor an edge over its competition, although it is not completely alone in offering this. Simple Token is a recently released token which gives similar options. However, they lack their own blockchain and do not feature all the functionalities that Ardor does.

Source

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  • EU Science Hub – Blockchain for Industrial Transformations

Ardor is mentioned in this report by the European Commission, as it was used as a basis to create a standard by which other blockchains should be measured against.

The project #Blockchain4EU is a forward looking exploration of existing, emerging and potential applications based on Blockchain and other DLTs for industrial / non-financial sectors.

They wrote:

Bloodchain belongs to the transports and logistics sector… The group started their prototype development by reflecting not only about contexts where supply chains were in need of strengthening, but also contexts where such strengthening would help to tackle already existent social issues. As such, blood donation and all the logistics involved in it were chosen as their use case.

The blockchain systems used for this prototype architecture are Hyperledger Iroha, which primarily handles the identity management of each patient, as well as Ardor, which primarily handles the logistics around the transfer of blood and organs.

Travin Keith:

Thanks to Jelurida for helping me out with using testnet and clarifying some features. I presented the demo, which combines a public permissioned version of Ardor and Hyperledger Iroha, though just simulated since it had to run offline, together with one of my teammates and lead designer to the audience as well as the Director General of the European Commission – Joint Research Centre.

The case is a bit of a stretch, given the use of drones for part of it, but it can be applied to existing traditional logistics and blood collection methods as well.

Download the full publication PDF

Source

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PRICE EVOLUTION

  • TradingView  –  Accumulate Ardor Now or Get Left Behind by RobertZimmerman

Source

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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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That is all for this week, Nxters. Follow us on Twitter or Telegram for important breaking updates during the week as they happen. Keep on working towards your goals and dreams! We hope to see you back here next week.

Help Nxter.org grow and help us continue to provide excellent and focused coverage on the ever-growing blockchain space by rewarding us for our hard efforts. Donation address: NXT-TK9J-MEKH-MUP9-HFCH2 / ARDOR-TK9J-MEKH-MUP9-HFCH2.

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Nxter News – May 2018 (IV): The Artist Is Nothing Without The Gift, But The Gift Is Nothing Without Work

May (IV)

 

Welcome, dear Nxters and other followers!

Work is hard, that is why we call it work after all. Work takes time, effort, frustration, inconvenience and much more. Yet, it is worth the reward. A reward without working for it does not feel as satisfying as when you struggle, perspire, and finally overcome obstacles. Rome was not built in a day, America was built on the belief that everyone can achieve their goals and dreams – if you work hard. The blockchain is a gift for all but those of us who have been around this space for a long time know the immediate benefits of using blockchains like Ardor and Nxt. For those of you who are new readers, be excited that soon you too can appreciate these technologies as much as we do!

Last week Jelurida continued their tour-de-force, giving public and private presentations of Nxt, Ignis, and Ardor around the world. Lior is still in Korea where they just released their new roadmap that we have been hyping for weeks! Veronica is in Berlin, at Blockshow Europe with Jelurida’s new senior sales engineers – read more in our Meetups section. A new Chinese Nxt website launched, updates galore from ardor.world, Triffic ICO and whitepaper, a promising Nxt clone airdrop is coming, and much more.

Thank you for being with us as we take you on a journey through the busy week that was.

COMMUNITY

MEETUPS

DEVELOPMENT

BUSINESSES ON ARDOR

EXCHANGES

CLONES

IN THE MEDIA

PRICE EVOLUTION

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


COMMUNITY

  • Jelurida

Last week Jelurida updated us with the latest events – including this Monday’s release of their new roadmap!

Roadmap Q2 2018 – Q1 2019

Just released, we will dig into it shortly with an individual post.

Roadmap

For now, just read it, and begin wrapping your head around that besides Lightweight Contracts and Vouchers on mainnet in Q3, “Additional child chains launched on mainnet” are back, and a new “child chain control” feature has been added. Pruning and snapshots will hit the Ardor mainnet in Q4, and at the beginning of 2019, we will see pruning of the Ardor parent chain and …. child chain specific subnets on mainnet! User issued child chains, zero knowledge transactions, and integration with data storage services are in the research phase.

Nxt will see the addition of Vouchers, a permission layer for Nxt clones, and the Lightweight Contracts feature coming. Did I describe the latest Ardor update as a gamechanger? I believe I did. To describe what has been added in brief, almost note-form, into this roadmap, I will seriously need to be on the lookout for stronger words. Seeing this update, and knowing that nothing has ever been announced from the Nxt and Ardor core development team, which has not been delivered, this is no minor blurp. It’s a document that says: we are still, and will continue to be, way ahead of the competition – this is the continuation of blockchain evolution. Thank you, Jelurida.

 

New Additions to the Business Development team

Veronica wrote:

Hi everyone, following our business roadmap, Jelurida is glad to announce and welcome new additions to the Business Development team.

Alberto Fernandez (@almonte) joins our team as a full-time Technical Sales Engineer filling the gap between business and the technology. Many of you know him as not only a long-term member of this community, but also as an experienced Blockchain consultant, Dapp developer, Fintech specialist and entrepreneur, amongst other things.

Also, Francisco Sarrias (@fsarrias) joins our team as a part-time Senior Sales Engineer for Jelurida. Francisco is a member of the community since 2016, and he has previous Sales experience with a technical background.

We give them both a warm welcome to the Jelurida team.

With these two key additions, Jelurida plans to accelerate the adoption of the Ardor Blockchain-as-a-Service through the main strategic targets defined:

— Businesses that are looking for a Blockchain technology to build Dapps
— Partnerships with integrators
— Partnerships with Institutions, Universities, Startup Accelerators and groups of investors that would recommend our technology

We, at Nxter, warmly congratulate Jelurida, Alberto Fernandez, and Francisco Sarrias, this is a very welcomed progress.

 

Video – What are the Differences Between the Jelurida Public and Private Blockchain Solutions?

Lior explains how a private blockchain solution from Jelurida is distinct from the public ones we know so well.

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  • New Chinese Nxt Website

There is a new Chinese-language website dedicated to Nxt.

Elizabeth wrote:

Thanks to the Chinese Nxt Community, we have a Chinese Nxt website! Check it out and give them some kudos
http://nxterchina.com

ANG provided some funding for this Chinese website project, but not enough to cover all expenses. If you would like to help cover the cost of development that some have funded from their own pockets and to cover server and hosting expenses, I’m sure they would welcome donations here:
ARDOR-WTMQ-VMKW-WS4Q-A7S8L

Go ahead and write a message about the purpose to help them keep track. And thanks!

More info

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  • Ardor.world Updates

Ardor.world received multiple updates last week, including the Ardor Rich List (First 500).

https://twitter.com/m4kstep/status/999016590401302529

https://twitter.com/m4kstep/status/1000573742311931910

More info

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  • Bishen – Hardwallet for Nxt

Zhang, a member of the Chinese Nxt community and developer of the third-party wallet called walletnxt.com, found (and warned us about) this untrustworthy looking product:

Zhang:

http://www.bishen.im/ NXT hardware wallet

josenxt
I didn’t know them… Are they trustworthy?

Zhang:
I don’t know if it’s trustable

almonte:

Cryptowallet web with plain http connection. It does not look good.

More info

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  • Openbazaar – Cryptocurrency Trading Enabled

Openbazaar, a P2P decentralized shop for physical goods, digital goods, and services, has added cryptocurrency trading. NXT is listed:

From their announcement:

The biggest new feature is the ability to buy and sell cryptocurrencies. Vendors are now able to use a special new listing type to sell cryptocurrencies on Openbazaar. They can choose from 44 different cryptocurrencies right now and more will be added over time

no fees, no need to register with any service, and no threat of an exchange getting hacked.

Video demoing and explaining how the site works:

More info

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MEETUPS

As of publication, Lior is still in Seoul, presenting to a South Korean audience, including some of the biggest names in the industry, about Jelurida, which includes the release of the new roadmap (see above)!

Lior: For our dedicated Korean readers. Our company profile as described by TCK last evenings’ event organizer.
  • Korea Israel Innovation Center, May 23th – 29th

Lior wrote:

Spoke with several of the biggest names in the Korean industry and made good connections. My lecture at the convention was received positively. We are the only team that has a working product to show and I’m planning to talk about the Binance demo on the Monday meetup to show real use case together with AEUR and if you have other suggestions I can squeeze them in as well.

novadaemon: “I am at Lior’s presentation at Seoul National University. Good stuff”

Lior:

Amazing. Spoke for 2 hours about Ardor. PoS, Child chains, contracts. All should be on video. More than 30 participants. Lot’s of good questions and feedback. Credit goes to ardorbaby for arranging this great event.

Ardor Roadmap and Lightweight Contracts

Monday, May 28, 2018, 7:00 PM

Dream Plus Gangnam
311 Gangnam-daero, Seocho 2(i)-dong Seoul, KR

97 Members Went

Learn about the most technologically advanced blockchain protocol from a core developer and blockchain expert. Lior Yaffe of Jelurida will present the Ardor platform and NXT blockchain roadmap and demo our unique Lightweight Contracts and Transaction Vouchers features. We will leave time for questions and open discussion. See https://www.jelurida.c…

Check out this Meetup →

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  • Blockshow Europe, May 28-29th

Meanwhile, in Berlin, other significant Jelurida members were attending Blockshow Europe.

Veronica wrote:

Reporting from Berlin: this is going to be a very nice week here. Just met @mrmoejoe today and we talked about marketing, meeting @Travin @gabriel @peter and @almonte at the Blockshow Europe. Doing the “Do it yourself workshop” about smart contracts with Ardor, as well. But we at Jelurida are also working on an agenda to meet companies and pitch Ardor and Nxt. I just got confirmation from Bayer, Samsung, and Henckel, and working on more.

All in all a great continuation of last week’s marketing efforts in Oxford, Monaco, London and NYC.

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ANG and the community have been compiling the blockchain Meetup events across the ecosystem: https://teamup.com/ksv4ccmkufbpbqp86o.

 

Upcoming:

  • Workshop: Blockchain & Smart Contracts, May 31st

Veronica wrote:

A shout to those in our community in, around, or visiting Berlin! Join us the morning of May, 31 for an Ardor Meetup! This is a hands on workshop where the attendees will learn how to create examples of smart contracts with the Ardor technology. No technical skills needed! Join us!

Together we will create examples of real use cases to demonstrate the potential advantages of this technology. We will also build Intelligent Transactions for greater security and possible optimization. We will use the Ardor wallet as it is one of the few technologies that allow you to do this easily, and it is proven stability with over 5 years of development.

We recommend you to come with your laptop. In this Meetup we will make simple practical cases using Smart Contracts.

More Info

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  • CEBIT Festival 2018 in Hannover, on June 11th -15th

Veronica wrote:

Of all the startup platforms in Europe at the moment, none are as fast-growing or international in scope as SCALE11 at CEBIT, and Jelurida is pleased to announce that we will be on stage & have a booth within the Blockchain zone of the conference. This is exciting exposure, and we are proud to represent Ardor, Nxt, and Ignis at this event!

Source

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  • Blockchain Hackathon – Larson Group – July 13-15th, Zürich, Switzerland

Do you have experience with using the Nxt API, or the Ardor platform’s API? Here’s an open call for you. Let us know if you go.

They wrote:

This Blockchain Hackathon is looking to generate ideas that solve real business problems in a short period of time. The core Hackathon subject is Interoperability between Blockchains and Blockchain and Distributed Ledger Technology solution development. All are welcome; if you are a Coder / Programmer / Developer / Software Engineer, Data Scientist, Computer Scientist, Project Manager, Business Analyst, Business Architect or Life Hacker, please get in touch. Programmers / Coders / Developers / Software Engineers are required to have one or more of the following technical skills:

Ethereum, Hyperledger, R3 Corda, EOS, Lisk, Cardano, Nxt, Java, C++, C#, .Net, Node.js, Angular.

Source

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DEVELOPMENT

  • Weekly Reminder: Are we Safe From Hacking Attacks like XVG?

Timestamps are an interesting vector that perhaps many are unfamiliar with when it comes to exploiting vulnerabilities in software. In short, the XVG attack exploited timestamps of the privacy-focused cryptocurrency, Verge, to create over $1 million USD worth of tokens in an astonishingly short period of time by confusing the Verge mining algorithm – essentially creating counterfeit tokens. The following conversation snippet reminds us how Ardor and Nxt are well protected from such an attack.

F2el:
Are we safe from hacking attacks like XVG?
https://blog.theabacus.io/the-verge-hack-explained-7942f63a3017

napdude:
Ardor only has one “mining” algorith (using your staked coins) so if you managed to manipulate timestamps to reduce difficulty, that reduced difficulty would apply to all forgers, so you cannot gain a large portion of the network that way.

(i am unsure if you are able to successfully manipulate timestamps in the first place, the diff adjustment size per block is bounded so you won’t be able to throw in some weird timestamps and whack up the diff value bc only so much change is allowed.

Also NXT timestamps have to be +/- 15 seconds for other nodes to accept the block, with verge it was +/- 2 hours).

The algo used in Ardor has been used in NXT also, as well as most NXT clones in more or less the same fashion. I have never heard of a successful attack on the NXT PoS algorithm using timestamps, not even in the smaller clones that have smaller networks which should be easier to attack.

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BUSINESSES ON ARDOR

  • Triffic ICO Announced

Triffic has announced their ICO date (July 2nd) and released a new website, roadmap, and whitepaper.

GPS TOKEN PRESALE BEGINS JULY 2, 2018 AT 09:00 PST

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

James Malach (coinerz) wrote:

I’m pleased to announce the launch of our new website at https://triffic.world where you can download our white paper, pitchdeck and one pager.

As many of you already know, Triffic is the first fully compliant ICO to be held using the Ardor Platform.

Big investors can buy GPS tokens already today (from May 28th until August 31st) with a 60% rebate: 0.08USD per token, when you buy for minimum $25000 in the “Founders Sale”. The rest of us will have to wait for July’s presale if we want to join. ICO week 1 has a 40% bonus, ICO week 2 a 20% bonus, the main ICO kicks off on July 30 and lasts for maximum a month, where GPS token prices are fixed at 0.2USD per token. As announced, there is an added bonus of 10% if you buy with ARDR, or 5% if you buy with IGNIS or NXT. 100.000.000 GPS tokens will be sold during the ICO, and the token sale will end no later than 8 hours after all have been sold if that happens. Should we FOMO?

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  • Janus – Update

Janus team (and holders!) are still waiting for walls and electricity for their new mining operation at their new building.

This conversation highlights the issue:

Cryptosolar:
hey guys, would be nice to get an update somehow on the Project status ?

LuisB:
At this point, we are basically at the hands of the contractor and workers.
We expect to start working on the electrics very soon.

Bjorn Janus:
Closer…closer
Even our electrician is getting impatient he was waiting for this moment
Months now

There is 2 parts to this, but I am trying to develop an intermediary stage that helps push JNS market. Part 1: get the farm in here and rebuild and expand. Part 2: developers on our team finish the hashpower exchange. It may look dead, its not. Just a very much longer process than i would have imagined.

Samu C:
I don’t think it’s dead, just can’t wait. 🙂

Bjorn Janus:
Yeah Samu every day i smack myself for the electrical overload in December. (…) it is my fault this whole delay and it weighs heavy.

Samu C:
We’ll forgive you, don’t worry. 😉

Bjorn Janus
Appreciate that 🙂

Moreover, the team has announced that Janus now has a presence on Cheddur, an app for beginners to get started with digital currency – “in a fun and easy way.” It can be used to learn about coins or services, watch videos, read and write reviews…

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CLONES

  • Metrodex

Metro will clone Nxt and use it for creating a decentralized autonomous corporation (DAC) providing cross-chain cryptocurrency exchange service to clients and cryptocurrency income for stakeholders. The 10% token airdrop to NXT holders will take place in ~25 days. There is a countdown on metrodex.org.

Metro DEX is based on a hybrid Proof-of-Work and Proof-of-Stake consensus blockchain.  The miner’s hashrate allows them to increase their stake. Suppliers stake size determines block producing frequency and, accordingly, their income. More about Metro, pegged sidechains, and their work and concept in the whitepaper.

 

They wrote:

100,000,000 metro tokens (10% of total supply) will be distributed to NXT holders on start, in accordance with JPL licence since we use NXT blockchain code as a base for Metro blockchain.

To participate in airdrop:

Download NXT client and create a wallet.
Buy NXT on any exchange.
Place NXT tokens into your wallet. Wait snapshot block.

For every 10 NXT on your wallet you receive 1 MTR with the same passphrase on Metro blockchain. Snapshot block number is 1894000.

More info

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EXCHANGES

 

  • SimpleSwap Supports Nxt, Ardor, Ignis

More info

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Lior Yaffe, Jelurida, reminds us:

Many of the discussions with exchanges are under nda. Some has unrealistic requirements and some are moving forward. As discussed before, we are working to list our tokens with any exchange which is willing to talk to us. This is top priority and we allocated a yearly budget of €100K in 2018 for this purpose.

Over_watchtower, Jelurida employee wrote:

We are actively reaching out and getting results, positive results.

Apologies its taking longer than we wanted. I assure you, the time and resources are well spent towards the goal and we will get there soon. “Soon” the very word we are tired of hearing but its the same word that very well defines the certain expectations of what is to come.

Unfortunately, these things take time. Amidst thousands of cryptos out there, we offer three of what I will call the best. Despite that, we have some factors working against us. I’m not saying they are enough to be seen as a worthy obstacle but overcoming them may not be as easy. Now there are a list of over a hundred exchanges to work with and we are working on it. Still counting on any assistance the community can offer though, contacts and all.

Ardor Coin Exchange

Lior highlights and explains the wonderful functionality of the Ardor Coin Exchange (CE) and introduces the audience to AEUR in the following video, recorded during the NFEA Autonomy Conference in Norway:

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Support your Tokens

Opportunities to demonstrate support for ARDR / IGNIS and NXT are still out there:

Bithumb

Let your voice be heard:

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

https://twitter.com/BithumbOfficial/status/974560572451598336

CryptalDash – Request for your Favorite Coin to be Listed

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

Dontoshi

You can vote for NXT/ARDR/IGNIS:

https://dontoshi.featureupvote.com/suggestions/6975/nxtdecentralizing-the-future

https://dontoshi.featureupvote.com/suggestions/6945/ardor-platform-ardr

https://dontoshi.featureupvote.com/suggestions/7053/ignis-coin

 

CoinPulse

You can also 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

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IN THE MEDIA

  • Ironwood Research Group at Medium – ARDOR, Summary Report

This Medium article does a good job of summarizing the Ardor platform and its technological selling points. Includes shiny pictures and links for days. One thing this article misses out on is of course the newly released Jelurida roadmap.

They wrote:

Ardor is a significant BaaS platform that adds a variety of useful features to the blockchain model, and addresses the key issues of scalability and use-case for adoption and integration of its technology into business. The ability to create child-chains with customisable feature-sets for a business’ specific needs gives Ardor an edge over its competition, although it is not completely alone in offering this. Simple Token is a recently released token which gives similar options. However, they lack their own blockchain and do not feature all the functionalities that Ardor does.

Source

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  • EU Science Hub – Blockchain for Industrial Transformations

Ardor is mentioned in this report by the European Commission, as it was used as a basis to create a standard by which other blockchains should be measured against.

The project #Blockchain4EU is a forward looking exploration of existing, emerging and potential applications based on Blockchain and other DLTs for industrial / non-financial sectors.

They wrote:

Bloodchain belongs to the transports and logistics sector… The group started their prototype development by reflecting not only about contexts where supply chains were in need of strengthening, but also contexts where such strengthening would help to tackle already existent social issues. As such, blood donation and all the logistics involved in it were chosen as their use case.

The blockchain systems used for this prototype architecture are Hyperledger Iroha, which primarily handles the identity management of each patient, as well as Ardor, which primarily handles the logistics around the transfer of blood and organs.

Travin Keith:

Thanks to Jelurida for helping me out with using testnet and clarifying some features. I presented the demo, which combines a public permissioned version of Ardor and Hyperledger Iroha, though just simulated since it had to run offline, together with one of my teammates and lead designer to the audience as well as the Director General of the European Commission – Joint Research Centre.

The case is a bit of a stretch, given the use of drones for part of it, but it can be applied to existing traditional logistics and blood collection methods as well.

Download the full publication PDF

Source

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PRICE EVOLUTION

  • TradingView  –  Accumulate Ardor Now or Get Left Behind by RobertZimmerman

Source

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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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That is all for this week, Nxters. Follow us on Twitter or Telegram for important breaking updates during the week as they happen. Keep on working towards your goals and dreams! We hope to see you back here next week.

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Nxter News – May 2018 (III): The Surest Way To Make Your Dreams Come True Is To Live Them

May (III)

 

Welcome, dear Nxters and other followers!

Our dream is a world in which society is all around better, more accountable, more connected, and more convenient – all powered by distributed ledger technology: blockchain. We are living out our dream of a world in which ecosystems of decentralized apps exist and our data is secure and untampered and our voting systems are reliable and immutable. Our dream has a long way to go before it comes to complete fruition, but every week we see progress. Yes, the world seems to have embraced ICO’s, but there is so much more to the technology than trading tokens that are pumped by (insert clueless celebrity here) marketing. Everyone can dream, but not everyone follows through on them. Perhaps you, dear reader, can be inspired by us to make the world better – or at the very least be inspired by our passion and knowledge to join us on our journey. Our journey is only just beginning and we might not know the path, but we do know the end.

Last week as we lived our dream, much happened – especially in the Meetup space, Lior wrote two articles that we summarized – one about the use of Lightweight Contracts and a second concerning Transaction Vouchers, videos were released, an Ardor based proof-of-concept DEX was presented to Binance, Ignis micro-messaging app FreeBird concluded their airdrop and ICO,  Bitswift talks about their new CASH token, and much more.

We welcome back our old readers and warmly welcome our new ones. We want our readers to stay up-to-date with the blockchain evolution and we also want our readers to keep themselves and, their data, as safe as possible. Become experts in the Nxt / Ardor / Ignis blockchain ecosystem. So lean back and learn about all of last week’s progress.

 

COMMUNITY

MEETUPS

DEVELOPMENT

BUSINESSES ON ARDOR

IN THE MEDIA

PRICE EVOLUTION

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


 COMMUNITY

  • Jelurida

As much as we are eagerly waiting for the reveal of the Nxt, Ignis and Ardor roadmap from Jelurida, which will be announced live in Korea this week, it has not been a boring week.

Much of the week went into attending conferences. Also, Lior expanded upon his introduction of Lightweight Contracts with more informative posts about these user-created smart contracts on Ardor. A presentation of a new feature that has been added to the roadmap, “Vouchers” was also explained in more detail.

Read more about this, in the “Development” section down below.

Video – What are the Long-term Business Projections for Jelurida

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  • Binance – Dexathon

Last week we announced that community member Patoshi was going to demonstrate an Ardor based DEX to Binance, one of today’s most popular crypto exchanges. Binance launched a “Dexathon” to help them create a new decentralized exchange engine that will run on their own native blockchain: Binance Chain.

Patoshi stood up for us and offered them this:

https://testardor.enchantaddress.com
wat u guys think…
seems real…

After the presentation, Patoshi warned us that a video of the seance will be coming:

it went well! many liked the demo of the reskin and kept thinking it was done by binance…. i have it recorded. i’ll process it and upload it.

Thanks for the work, and the demonstration in NYC!

xCubicle, a blockchain lab on Wall Street gives a proof-of-concept demo for the Binance DEX competition being held in 2018. The demo uses the Ardor blockchain platform to build out the decentralized exchange along with other features like crowdfunding to KYC restrictions.

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  • Jaxx Multiwallet will Include Nxt, Ardor, and Ignis

Last week it was pre-announced that Jaxx will include support for our three favorite tokens!

Elizabeth wrote:

Update after the Decentral Cruise where they announced the new Jaxx hardware wallet will be released on July 1. Get ready because it should include Ardor, NXT and Ignis, I hoped for specific mention in the announcement but they didn’t mention included tokens. Let’s watch for more details.

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  • Video – IS ARDOR A GOOD BUY? LET’S GO DEEPER!!!

A deep and long look at Ardor. The narrator believes Ardor is a good investment and goes into a thorough explanation as to why. This might not be shocking news for longtime readers but it is always good seeing the wider crypto-sphere confirm our beliefs with independent, unbiased analysis.

A couple days ago I put Ardor on your radar as a good buying opportunity, Today I wanna dive deeper and take a look into what ardor does and if it’s a good investment. Straight forward & easy to understand.

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MEETUPS

Build the tech and they will come – to Meetups! Last week was a busy week for the public-facing figures in Jelurida, Ardor Nxt Group, and the community. Oxford, Monaco, London, and NYC all were visited!

Here’s a recap of the action:

Jelurida at Oxford University, May 14th

Alberto Fernandez (almonte) wrote:

We had an amazing experience in the yesterday event. Some attendees from the University of Oxford had an idea. They want to setup an Oxford public node for experimenting and being part of the community. The issue is that they do not have funds so I came up with the idea that maybe it might appear some community members willing to lease their balance for them.

Are you willing to contribute leasing your forging power? Please let me know so I can synchronise everything, once everything is set up.

Although the current Ardor transactions fees are very low in terms of rewarding the nodes, the profits would go towards the society’s events, so not for profit of course. It is really interesting that they want to test a rasp pi 3 for forging and get some measures. Thanks! Once they configure their node I´ll let you know the address.

You can contact Almonte on the ArdorNxt Slack, or drop us a line in the comments field.

Source
More Info

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  • Monaco International Blockchain, May 16th -17th

Berzelius, networking, panel discussion, a beer and the girls – good times!

More info

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  • Global Blockchain Technology Summit, May 17th -18th

Jelurida sponsored this London event.

Source

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  • Consensus 2018

Elizabeth, the director of the ANG, attended Consensus 2018 in NYC.

Elizabeth updated the community along the way, in Slack

In case you missed it in another thread, I just set up a meeting with a man and his colleagues about smart city applications when I am in Arizona next month.

Right before that I connected with a man who wants me to speak at his meetup soon.

I met some really interesting people over lunch including some blockchain builder consultants that said our platform was on their radar and a CEO of a sharing community that wants to build a big blockchain project.

I’m going to try to give you a play-by-play so you will see how productive these events can be.

But maybe of more interest meeting @alex0909 and @gabriel. Here’s proof, I’ll try to grab a photo with Alex the next time I see him

 

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Jealous of all the cool events that you did not go to? No worries as there are many opportunities to meet us, showcase your support, passion, or curiosity about Nxt, Ardor, and Ignis in the coming weeks.

ANG and the community have been compiling the blockchain Meetup events across the ecosystem: https://teamup.com/ksv4ccmkufbpbqp86o.

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Upcoming:

  • Korea Israel Innovation Center, May 23th – 29th

Ardor Roadmap and Lightweight Contracts

Monday, May 28, 2018, 7:00 PM

Dream Plus Gangnam
311 Gangnam-daero, Seocho 2(i)-dong Seoul, KR

97 Members Went

Learn about the most technologically advanced blockchain protocol from a core developer and blockchain expert. Lior Yaffe of Jelurida will present the Ardor platform and NXT blockchain roadmap and demo our unique Lightweight Contracts and Transaction Vouchers features. We will leave time for questions and open discussion. See https://www.jelurida.c…

Check out this Meetup →

More Info

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  • Blockshow Europe, May 28-29th 

Veronica wrote:

We will continue to expand our community and keep Jelurida at the forefront of the Fintech market in Berlin, at the end of May, as we attend Blockshow Europe.

Myself, along with longtime community members like Alberto Fernandez (@almonte), Gabriel Francesch (@gabriel) and Moritz Warntjen (@mrmoejoe) will meet in person and have the opportunity to network together. Can’t wait!

Source

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  • CEBIT Festival 2018 in Hannover, on June 11th -15th

Veronica wrote:

Of all the startup platforms in Europe at the moment, none are as fast-growing or international in scope as SCALE11 at CEBIT, and Jelurida is pleased to announce that we will be on stage & have a booth within the Blockchain zone of the conference. This is exciting exposure, and we are proud to represent Ardor, Nxt, and Ignis at this event!

Source

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  • Blockchain Hackathon – Larson Group – July 13-15th, Zürich, Switzerland

Do you have experience with using the Nxt API, or the Ardor platform’s API? Here’s an open call for you. Let us know if you go.

They wrote:

This Blockchain Hackathon is looking to generate ideas that solve real business problems in a short period of time. The core Hackathon subject is Interoperability between Blockchains and Blockchain and Distributed Ledger Technology solution development. All are welcome; if you are a Coder / Programmer / Developer / Software Engineer, Data Scientist, Computer Scientist, Project Manager, Business Analyst, Business Architect or Life Hacker, please get in touch. Programmers / Coders / Developers / Software Engineers are required to have one or more of the following technical skills:

Ethereum, Hyperledger, R3 Corda, EOS, Lisk, Cardano, Nxt, Java, C++, C#, .Net, Node.js, Angular

Source

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DEVELOPMENT

 

  • Lior Yaffe in Medium – Lightweight Contracts Design

Jelurida has been very busy developing their new Lightweight Contracts concept. Lior wrote about the latest changes that he and the other devs at Jelurida have been at work on. This article does a good job of explaining the technical side of implementing and triggering Lightweight Contracts and goes into deeper detail on “Vouchers” and their usefulness and versatility – analogous to an invoice, but nowhere near as limiting in scope.

He wrote:

To summarize, the design of the lightweight contract feature is rapidly progressing. In the upcoming days, we will release additional examples of new contracts functionality which addresses real use cases, explains how transaction vouchers work, and how they can be easily integrated with contracts to unleash the full power of decentralized applications.

Source

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  • Lior Yaffe in Hackernoon – Introduction to Transaction Vouchers

If it seems like we are hammering you on the head with Transaction Vouchers, hey – thanks for noticing! This is a very useful and immediately applicable concept that Jelurida is being a thought-leader in. As mentioned above, a Transaction Voucher can be thought of as a secure invoice for payment that is easier to use than the current methods. Anyone who has tried to send funds to or from an external third-party exchange, like Bittrex, knows how scary and intimidating the process is. It may not be that hard, but it sure can look less intimidating and Transaction Vouchers are going to go a long way towards making such payments easier and more secure, such is the dream after all!

Lior wrote:

Think about transaction vouchers like an invoice. A request to pay a certain amount to a certain address signed by the private key of the recipient. The idea is based on the Bitcoin Payment Request proposal but using the rich functionality of Ardor/Ignis, we can do so much more.

The voucher itself is a JSON format, composed of the transaction json, transaction bytes and a digital signature of the transaction bytes.

Say, Alice wants Bob to pay her 100 IGNIS. She logs into the Ardor wallet using Bob’s account and sends payment as if she were Bob. Of course, she does not have Bob’s passphrase, so she cannot submit the transaction. Instead, she signs Bob’s payment using her passphrase and generates a voucher.

Alice then downloads the voucher and emails it to Bob.

Bob receives the voucher and loads it into the Ardor wallet. The Ardor wallet automatically verifies that the voucher signature is valid and that the voucher bytes are a correct representation of the voucher transaction JSON. After validation succeeds, the wallet presents Bob with the request, it shows Alice’s address as the recipient, the amount she wants him to pay, any attached messages and any other transaction parameters.

All Bob needs to do is validate the data, sign, and submit the transaction using his passphrase.

(…)

But vouchers are not limited to payments. They can be used for any transaction type supported by Ignis. For example Bob wants to delegate a poll vote to Alice. (…) Or, as another example, Charlie, a forging pool operator, wants Bob to lease his balance to his pool. Again he performs the leasing request on behalf of Bob, then sends a voucher that Bob needs to sign and submit.

Source

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  • Ardor Lite Update

Updates from the Ardor Lite project. The creator is accepting feedback on changes that you would like to see added to the Android app – and an iOS app is in development.

mrv777 wrote:

Version 0.8.4 of Ardor lite released to the Google play app store. Changes include:
• Korean added to translations (in time for the South Korea meetup)
• Loading splash screen added
• Clicking on coin exchange prices now loads that price and displays the max available at that price
• If <0.001 on coin exchange, says that instead of rounding to
• Fix decimal formatting for buy/sell in coin exchange
• Styling improvments
• Increased max amount of trades shown in coin exchange
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=mrv.ardor.lite

If anyone has any more suggestions for Ardor Lite please let me know. I am trying to finalize version 1.0 for Android and iOS. Everything looks good on Android currently, iOS needs some styling tweaks

Anyone want to test on iOS?

https://ardornxt.slack.com/files/U0M91QZCP/FASUWCK51/ardor_lite_0.8.7.ipa

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  •  Weekly Reminder: Forge OR lease your forging power

Did you read that call for ARDR holders to support students by leasing their balance to them?

Nxter, if you are not forging, please consider leasing your balance to a hub like the above. By doing so, you do not just support a great project, you’ll also be securing your investment in the blockchain. Why? Forgers create all new Ardor blocks, confirm all child chain transactions, and secure the whole Ardor network.

Don’t you know how to lease your balance?

In the Client Dashboard, under your balance, click More Info

Select Account Leasing > Lease your balance to another account

Enter the account you want to lease your balance to

Calculate fee (it’s 0.1 ARDR). Lease Balance.

You can submit 2 leasing transactions just after each other and prolong the leasing period to 92 days. By leasing your balance you do not put your ARDR at risk – you can still use, spend, and move them as you wish. Your coins and your passphrase are not sent to the forging hub – it only gets the ability to forge with your balance.

To support the University of Oxford’s public node, contact almonte or leave us a comment.

Nxter Magazine’s forging account is ARDOR-NYJW-6M4F-6LG2-76FR5 – you’ll support our work.

Bitswift has a forging hub with payouts here.
And the good old https://ardorpool.tezzigator.com has payouts too.

Want to forge by yourself? Read more about the forging algorithm here, and don’t forget SegfaultSteve’s advise!

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BUSINESSES ON ARDOR

 

  • FreeBird 2.0 – Update

Last week the FreeBird team announced that their airdrop and ICO are complete! More FBC tokens can be had by frequent users of their new microblog platform.

Goodrain wrote:

Airdrop and 2.0 ICO is finished.

Freebird 2.0 is now available. In order to promote this decentralized microblog system, we launched dividends and active user rewards.

1. Dividends
All FBC (IGNIS asset:10901629157658360185) holders will receive 1% dividend every week. We have prepared 80,000,000 FBC for dividends.

2. Active user rewards
Every week, we will select up to 50 active users to send FBC rewards. Active users are those who publish messages on FreeBird 2.0. We have prepared 20,000,000 FBC for rewards.

The above activities will take effect from today until the end of the rewards.

Source

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  • Bitswift Child Chain Update

Last week Bitswift had the following updates, including their CASH token.

bitswiftbro wrote:

instead of focusing on how to build a better blockchain, we focus on apps that connect people to the blockchain
each app having some business aspect to it.. some purpose.

A practical guide to generating passive crypto token rewards on the Bitswift blockchain

Paul Busch

I am most excited for CASH token as we will be marketing it as a “digital currency” and plan to integrate it into future platforms. For example there is nothing saying we cant enable the decentralized marketplace, and have CASH being the primary currency for that market place. I have some other ideas in regards to gaming and CASH token, where we could have a gaming divison of Bitswift that focuses on developing VR content that utilize CASH token. (I am a big fan of VR). Actually I have been thinking quite a bit about using CASH token as the basis for an economy inside a virtual reality world. Where community members could visit to claim CASH tokens, I wonder how CASH could be used to influence player locations and interactions.

I feel volume will pick up as we continue to add more utility to the tokens. Our tech business is also getting an increase in amount of interest from our general business customers regarding crypto. Part of the reason we are releasing Bitswift.cash is so that these users can just enter our ecosystem through that platform which will act as an exchange on its own.
I think Bitswift.cash could also be used as a proof of concept for universal basic income on the blockchain.

LtBrix
Will users be able to trade cash for other cryptocurrencies?

Paul Busch
Yes there will be a market for CASH tokens on the asset exchange.
This is a platform that we support, so expect the market to have support.
Working on legals, business stuff, adding some stats on the CASH token market, testing, more testing, move flexepin service to production, release.

Distribution will happen through the bitswift.cash platform. Users have to claim cash token there to recieve it. Either that or trade it on the asset exchange. Each user can claim the same amount per day.

So the market will go live when we offically launch the platform. ETA… not sure.. it seems to take lawyers a long time to do things. I would hope that we have it publicly available within 30 days or so. That is of course if we are not finding any problems.

Bitswift cash is just one application on bitswift. It provides a use case example for how applications may use the blockchain.
Ardor already has AEUR, the euro gateway, so I am thinking Bitswift.cash will become the Canadian gateway. It should be relatively easy to hook up other payment methods like interac E transfer online, and even credit card for those users we really trust, such as our current business customers.

LtBrix
How many ppl are working on Bitswift with you?

Paul Busch
There are 2 core people doing the blockchain dev stuff, myself doing project management, then we have a few community members who do various things, such as making our reddit look nice for example. Then our tech business has 5 guys doing stuff, and we have admin (my wife) who takes care of all the paperwork. Mike (my brother ) manages all the bitswift.shop stuff. Hes doing a really good job with that, if you check out the products now everything is really nicely formatted and such, hes done that all.

Join Bitswift on TelegramDiscord, and Reddit.

Learn more about the Bitswift ecosystem

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IN THE MEDIA

  • What Is Action Coin?

Months ago we wrote about the Action Coin and their ICO. But apart from existing, many people do not know who they are or what differentiates them from thousands of other legitimate platforms out there. In short, they say they are a blockchain-based reward program that is built on Nxt, so there was an airdrop for anyone with a balance of NXT on the Nxt blockchain. We caution against using your Nxt passphrase to login to their site to check on your ACTN tokens as we do not know how secure their site is – use your account address if you want to check your balance – ALWAYS SAFEGUARD YOUR PASSPHRASE.

They wrote:

Action Coin is built on Nxt Blockchain technology

The first cryptocurrency, Bitcoin, was launched only nine years ago. Today there are more than 1500 known cryptocurrencies, and the number of coins is increasing every day. Many of these digital assets are tailored towards payments, but some offer much more than that.

On February 8th 2018, we cloned the Nxt Public Blockchain, thereby forming the basis of the Action Coin Public Blockchain. Our clone includes all of the wallets that were on the Nxt Blockchain when we took the snapshot, and 10% of the total Action Coin supply was automatically airdropped to all (more than 234,000) Nxt holders (as per the terms of the Jelurida JPL), at the approximate ratio of one (1) ACTN for every Nxt held on that date.

Source

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PRICE EVOLUTION

  • TradingView – ARDOR: 600%+ Potential, Next Cycle in BTC! by PeacefulWarrior

Source

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  • TradingView – Ardor (ARDBTC) Good Buying Opportunity by FX_Academy

Source

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  • TradingView – NXT: Road to the Great Profits! by PeacefulWarrior

Source

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  • TradingView – ARDR Cheeky 20% by Cryptonite_trader

Source

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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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That is all for this week, Nxters. Follow us on Twitter or Telegram for important breaking updates during the week as they happen. The blockchain world is growing and progressing with every passing week and our dreams are that much closer to being realized and fulfilled! Progress is hard work, but it is worth it. Learning about blockchains like Ardor is going to be work, but it will pay off once you begin seeing the immediate benefits, trust us. See you back here next week. We will keep you updated on the growing world of distributed ledger technology.

Help Nxter.org grow and help us continue to provide excellent and focused coverage on the ever-growing blockchain space by rewarding us for our hard efforts. Donation address: NXT-TK9J-MEKH-MUP9-HFCH2 / ARDOR-TK9J-MEKH-MUP9-HFCH2.

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Nxter News – May 2018 (III): The Surest Way To Make Your Dreams Come True Is To Live Them

May (III)

 

Welcome, dear Nxters and other followers!

Our dream is a world in which society is all around better, more accountable, more connected, and more convenient – all powered by distributed ledger technology: blockchain. We are living out our dream of a world in which ecosystems of decentralized apps exist and our data is secure and untampered and our voting systems are reliable and immutable. Our dream has a long way to go before it comes to complete fruition, but every week we see progress. Yes, the world seems to have embraced ICO’s, but there is so much more to the technology than trading tokens that are pumped by (insert clueless celebrity here) marketing. Everyone can dream, but not everyone follows through on them. Perhaps you, dear reader, can be inspired by us to make the world better – or at the very least be inspired by our passion and knowledge to join us on our journey. Our journey is only just beginning and we might not know the path, but we do know the end.

Last week as we lived our dream, much happened – especially in the Meetup space, Lior wrote two articles that we summarized – one about the use of Lightweight Contracts and a second concerning Transaction Vouchers, videos were released, an Ardor based proof-of-concept DEX was presented to Binance, Ignis micro-messaging app FreeBird concluded their airdrop and ICO,  Bitswift talks about their new CASH token, and much more.

We welcome back our old readers and warmly welcome our new ones. We want our readers to stay up-to-date with the blockchain evolution and we also want our readers to keep themselves and, their data, as safe as possible. Become experts in the Nxt / Ardor / Ignis blockchain ecosystem. So lean back and learn about all of last week’s progress.

 

COMMUNITY

MEETUPS

DEVELOPMENT

BUSINESSES ON ARDOR

IN THE MEDIA

PRICE EVOLUTION

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


 COMMUNITY

  • Jelurida

As much as we are eagerly waiting for the reveal of the Nxt, Ignis and Ardor roadmap from Jelurida, which will be announced live in Korea this week, it has not been a boring week.

Much of the week went into attending conferences. Also, Lior expanded upon his introduction of Lightweight Contracts with more informative posts about these user-created smart contracts on Ardor. A presentation of a new feature that has been added to the roadmap, “Vouchers” was also explained in more detail.

Read more about this, in the “Development” section down below.

Video – What are the Long-term Business Projections for Jelurida

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  • Binance – Dexathon

Last week we announced that community member Patoshi was going to demonstrate an Ardor based DEX to Binance, one of today’s most popular crypto exchanges. Binance launched a “Dexathon” to help them create a new decentralized exchange engine that will run on their own native blockchain: Binance Chain.

Patoshi stood up for us and offered them this:

https://testardor.enchantaddress.com
wat u guys think…
seems real…

After the presentation, Patoshi warned us that a video of the seance will be coming:

it went well! many liked the demo of the reskin and kept thinking it was done by binance…. i have it recorded. i’ll process it and upload it.

Thanks for the work, and the demonstration in NYC!

xCubicle, a blockchain lab on Wall Street gives a proof-of-concept demo for the Binance DEX competition being held in 2018. The demo uses the Ardor blockchain platform to build out the decentralized exchange along with other features like crowdfunding to KYC restrictions.

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  • Jaxx Multiwallet will Include Nxt, Ardor, and Ignis

Last week it was pre-announced that Jaxx will include support for our three favorite tokens!

Elizabeth wrote:

Update after the Decentral Cruise where they announced the new Jaxx hardware wallet will be released on July 1. Get ready because it should include Ardor, NXT and Ignis, I hoped for specific mention in the announcement but they didn’t mention included tokens. Let’s watch for more details.

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  • Video – IS ARDOR A GOOD BUY? LET’S GO DEEPER!!!

A deep and long look at Ardor. The narrator believes Ardor is a good investment and goes into a thorough explanation as to why. This might not be shocking news for longtime readers but it is always good seeing the wider crypto-sphere confirm our beliefs with independent, unbiased analysis.

A couple days ago I put Ardor on your radar as a good buying opportunity, Today I wanna dive deeper and take a look into what ardor does and if it’s a good investment. Straight forward & easy to understand.

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MEETUPS

Build the tech and they will come – to Meetups! Last week was a busy week for the public-facing figures in Jelurida, Ardor Nxt Group, and the community. Oxford, Monaco, London, and NYC all were visited!

Here’s a recap of the action:

Jelurida at Oxford University, May 14th

Alberto Fernandez (almonte) wrote:

We had an amazing experience in the yesterday event. Some attendees from the University of Oxford had an idea. They want to setup an Oxford public node for experimenting and being part of the community. The issue is that they do not have funds so I came up with the idea that maybe it might appear some community members willing to lease their balance for them.

Are you willing to contribute leasing your forging power? Please let me know so I can synchronise everything, once everything is set up.

Although the current Ardor transactions fees are very low in terms of rewarding the nodes, the profits would go towards the society’s events, so not for profit of course. It is really interesting that they want to test a rasp pi 3 for forging and get some measures. Thanks! Once they configure their node I´ll let you know the address.

You can contact Almonte on the ArdorNxt Slack, or drop us a line in the comments field.

Source
More Info

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  • Monaco International Blockchain, May 16th -17th

Berzelius, networking, panel discussion, a beer and the girls – good times!

More info

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  • Global Blockchain Technology Summit, May 17th -18th

Jelurida sponsored this London event.

Source

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  • Consensus 2018

Elizabeth, the director of the ANG, attended Consensus 2018 in NYC.

Elizabeth updated the community along the way, in Slack

In case you missed it in another thread, I just set up a meeting with a man and his colleagues about smart city applications when I am in Arizona next month.

Right before that I connected with a man who wants me to speak at his meetup soon.

I met some really interesting people over lunch including some blockchain builder consultants that said our platform was on their radar and a CEO of a sharing community that wants to build a big blockchain project.

I’m going to try to give you a play-by-play so you will see how productive these events can be.

But maybe of more interest meeting @alex0909 and @gabriel. Here’s proof, I’ll try to grab a photo with Alex the next time I see him

 

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Jealous of all the cool events that you did not go to? No worries as there are many opportunities to meet us, showcase your support, passion, or curiosity about Nxt, Ardor, and Ignis in the coming weeks.

ANG and the community have been compiling the blockchain Meetup events across the ecosystem: https://teamup.com/ksv4ccmkufbpbqp86o.

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Upcoming:

  • Korea Israel Innovation Center, May 23th – 29th

Ardor Roadmap and Lightweight Contracts

Monday, May 28, 2018, 7:00 PM

Dream Plus Gangnam
311 Gangnam-daero, Seocho 2(i)-dong Seoul, KR

97 Members Went

Learn about the most technologically advanced blockchain protocol from a core developer and blockchain expert. Lior Yaffe of Jelurida will present the Ardor platform and NXT blockchain roadmap and demo our unique Lightweight Contracts and Transaction Vouchers features. We will leave time for questions and open discussion. See https://www.jelurida.c…

Check out this Meetup →

More Info

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  • Blockshow Europe, May 28-29th 

Veronica wrote:

We will continue to expand our community and keep Jelurida at the forefront of the Fintech market in Berlin, at the end of May, as we attend Blockshow Europe.

Myself, along with longtime community members like Alberto Fernandez (@almonte), Gabriel Francesch (@gabriel) and Moritz Warntjen (@mrmoejoe) will meet in person and have the opportunity to network together. Can’t wait!

Source

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  • CEBIT Festival 2018 in Hannover, on June 11th -15th

Veronica wrote:

Of all the startup platforms in Europe at the moment, none are as fast-growing or international in scope as SCALE11 at CEBIT, and Jelurida is pleased to announce that we will be on stage & have a booth within the Blockchain zone of the conference. This is exciting exposure, and we are proud to represent Ardor, Nxt, and Ignis at this event!

Source

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  • Blockchain Hackathon – Larson Group – July 13-15th, Zürich, Switzerland

Do you have experience with using the Nxt API, or the Ardor platform’s API? Here’s an open call for you. Let us know if you go.

They wrote:

This Blockchain Hackathon is looking to generate ideas that solve real business problems in a short period of time. The core Hackathon subject is Interoperability between Blockchains and Blockchain and Distributed Ledger Technology solution development. All are welcome; if you are a Coder / Programmer / Developer / Software Engineer, Data Scientist, Computer Scientist, Project Manager, Business Analyst, Business Architect or Life Hacker, please get in touch. Programmers / Coders / Developers / Software Engineers are required to have one or more of the following technical skills:

Ethereum, Hyperledger, R3 Corda, EOS, Lisk, Cardano, Nxt, Java, C++, C#, .Net, Node.js, Angular

Source

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DEVELOPMENT

 

  • Lior Yaffe in Medium – Lightweight Contracts Design

Jelurida has been very busy developing their new Lightweight Contracts concept. Lior wrote about the latest changes that he and the other devs at Jelurida have been at work on. This article does a good job of explaining the technical side of implementing and triggering Lightweight Contracts and goes into deeper detail on “Vouchers” and their usefulness and versatility – analogous to an invoice, but nowhere near as limiting in scope.

He wrote:

To summarize, the design of the lightweight contract feature is rapidly progressing. In the upcoming days, we will release additional examples of new contracts functionality which addresses real use cases, explains how transaction vouchers work, and how they can be easily integrated with contracts to unleash the full power of decentralized applications.

Source

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  • Lior Yaffe in Hackernoon – Introduction to Transaction Vouchers

If it seems like we are hammering you on the head with Transaction Vouchers, hey – thanks for noticing! This is a very useful and immediately applicable concept that Jelurida is being a thought-leader in. As mentioned above, a Transaction Voucher can be thought of as a secure invoice for payment that is easier to use than the current methods. Anyone who has tried to send funds to or from an external third-party exchange, like Bittrex, knows how scary and intimidating the process is. It may not be that hard, but it sure can look less intimidating and Transaction Vouchers are going to go a long way towards making such payments easier and more secure, such is the dream after all!

Lior wrote:

Think about transaction vouchers like an invoice. A request to pay a certain amount to a certain address signed by the private key of the recipient. The idea is based on the Bitcoin Payment Request proposal but using the rich functionality of Ardor/Ignis, we can do so much more.

The voucher itself is a JSON format, composed of the transaction json, transaction bytes and a digital signature of the transaction bytes.

Say, Alice wants Bob to pay her 100 IGNIS. She logs into the Ardor wallet using Bob’s account and sends payment as if she were Bob. Of course, she does not have Bob’s passphrase, so she cannot submit the transaction. Instead, she signs Bob’s payment using her passphrase and generates a voucher.

Alice then downloads the voucher and emails it to Bob.

Bob receives the voucher and loads it into the Ardor wallet. The Ardor wallet automatically verifies that the voucher signature is valid and that the voucher bytes are a correct representation of the voucher transaction JSON. After validation succeeds, the wallet presents Bob with the request, it shows Alice’s address as the recipient, the amount she wants him to pay, any attached messages and any other transaction parameters.

All Bob needs to do is validate the data, sign, and submit the transaction using his passphrase.

(…)

But vouchers are not limited to payments. They can be used for any transaction type supported by Ignis. For example Bob wants to delegate a poll vote to Alice. (…) Or, as another example, Charlie, a forging pool operator, wants Bob to lease his balance to his pool. Again he performs the leasing request on behalf of Bob, then sends a voucher that Bob needs to sign and submit.

Source

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  • Ardor Lite Update

Updates from the Ardor Lite project. The creator is accepting feedback on changes that you would like to see added to the Android app – and an iOS app is in development.

mrv777 wrote:

Version 0.8.4 of Ardor lite released to the Google play app store. Changes include:
• Korean added to translations (in time for the South Korea meetup)
• Loading splash screen added
• Clicking on coin exchange prices now loads that price and displays the max available at that price
• If <0.001 on coin exchange, says that instead of rounding to
• Fix decimal formatting for buy/sell in coin exchange
• Styling improvments
• Increased max amount of trades shown in coin exchange
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=mrv.ardor.lite

If anyone has any more suggestions for Ardor Lite please let me know. I am trying to finalize version 1.0 for Android and iOS. Everything looks good on Android currently, iOS needs some styling tweaks

Anyone want to test on iOS?

https://ardornxt.slack.com/files/U0M91QZCP/FASUWCK51/ardor_lite_0.8.7.ipa

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  •  Weekly Reminder: Forge OR lease your forging power

Did you read that call for ARDR holders to support students by leasing their balance to them?

Nxter, if you are not forging, please consider leasing your balance to a hub like the above. By doing so, you do not just support a great project, you’ll also be securing your investment in the blockchain. Why? Forgers create all new Ardor blocks, confirm all child chain transactions, and secure the whole Ardor network.

Don’t you know how to lease your balance?

In the Client Dashboard, under your balance, click More Info

Select Account Leasing > Lease your balance to another account

Enter the account you want to lease your balance to

Calculate fee (it’s 0.1 ARDR). Lease Balance.

You can submit 2 leasing transactions just after each other and prolong the leasing period to 92 days. By leasing your balance you do not put your ARDR at risk – you can still use, spend, and move them as you wish. Your coins and your passphrase are not sent to the forging hub – it only gets the ability to forge with your balance.

To support the University of Oxford’s public node, contact almonte or leave us a comment.

Nxter Magazine’s forging account is ARDOR-NYJW-6M4F-6LG2-76FR5 – you’ll support our work.

Bitswift has a forging hub with payouts here.
And the good old https://ardorpool.tezzigator.com has payouts too.

Want to forge by yourself? Read more about the forging algorithm here, and don’t forget SegfaultSteve’s advise!

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BUSINESSES ON ARDOR

 

  • FreeBird 2.0 – Update

Last week the FreeBird team announced that their airdrop and ICO are complete! More FBC tokens can be had by frequent users of their new microblog platform.

Goodrain wrote:

Airdrop and 2.0 ICO is finished.

Freebird 2.0 is now available. In order to promote this decentralized microblog system, we launched dividends and active user rewards.

1. Dividends
All FBC (IGNIS asset:10901629157658360185) holders will receive 1% dividend every week. We have prepared 80,000,000 FBC for dividends.

2. Active user rewards
Every week, we will select up to 50 active users to send FBC rewards. Active users are those who publish messages on FreeBird 2.0. We have prepared 20,000,000 FBC for rewards.

The above activities will take effect from today until the end of the rewards.

Source

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  • Bitswift Child Chain Update

Last week Bitswift had the following updates, including their CASH token.

bitswiftbro wrote:

instead of focusing on how to build a better blockchain, we focus on apps that connect people to the blockchain
each app having some business aspect to it.. some purpose.

A practical guide to generating passive crypto token rewards on the Bitswift blockchain

Paul Busch

I am most excited for CASH token as we will be marketing it as a “digital currency” and plan to integrate it into future platforms. For example there is nothing saying we cant enable the decentralized marketplace, and have CASH being the primary currency for that market place. I have some other ideas in regards to gaming and CASH token, where we could have a gaming divison of Bitswift that focuses on developing VR content that utilize CASH token. (I am a big fan of VR). Actually I have been thinking quite a bit about using CASH token as the basis for an economy inside a virtual reality world. Where community members could visit to claim CASH tokens, I wonder how CASH could be used to influence player locations and interactions.

I feel volume will pick up as we continue to add more utility to the tokens. Our tech business is also getting an increase in amount of interest from our general business customers regarding crypto. Part of the reason we are releasing Bitswift.cash is so that these users can just enter our ecosystem through that platform which will act as an exchange on its own.
I think Bitswift.cash could also be used as a proof of concept for universal basic income on the blockchain.

LtBrix
Will users be able to trade cash for other cryptocurrencies?

Paul Busch
Yes there will be a market for CASH tokens on the asset exchange.
This is a platform that we support, so expect the market to have support.
Working on legals, business stuff, adding some stats on the CASH token market, testing, more testing, move flexepin service to production, release.

Distribution will happen through the bitswift.cash platform. Users have to claim cash token there to recieve it. Either that or trade it on the asset exchange. Each user can claim the same amount per day.

So the market will go live when we offically launch the platform. ETA… not sure.. it seems to take lawyers a long time to do things. I would hope that we have it publicly available within 30 days or so. That is of course if we are not finding any problems.

Bitswift cash is just one application on bitswift. It provides a use case example for how applications may use the blockchain.
Ardor already has AEUR, the euro gateway, so I am thinking Bitswift.cash will become the Canadian gateway. It should be relatively easy to hook up other payment methods like interac E transfer online, and even credit card for those users we really trust, such as our current business customers.

LtBrix
How many ppl are working on Bitswift with you?

Paul Busch
There are 2 core people doing the blockchain dev stuff, myself doing project management, then we have a few community members who do various things, such as making our reddit look nice for example. Then our tech business has 5 guys doing stuff, and we have admin (my wife) who takes care of all the paperwork. Mike (my brother ) manages all the bitswift.shop stuff. Hes doing a really good job with that, if you check out the products now everything is really nicely formatted and such, hes done that all.

Join Bitswift on TelegramDiscord, and Reddit.

Learn more about the Bitswift ecosystem

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IN THE MEDIA

  • What Is Action Coin?

Months ago we wrote about the Action Coin and their ICO. But apart from existing, many people do not know who they are or what differentiates them from thousands of other legitimate platforms out there. In short, they say they are a blockchain-based reward program that is built on Nxt, so there was an airdrop for anyone with a balance of NXT on the Nxt blockchain. We caution against using your Nxt passphrase to login to their site to check on your ACTN tokens as we do not know how secure their site is – use your account address if you want to check your balance – ALWAYS SAFEGUARD YOUR PASSPHRASE.

They wrote:

Action Coin is built on Nxt Blockchain technology

The first cryptocurrency, Bitcoin, was launched only nine years ago. Today there are more than 1500 known cryptocurrencies, and the number of coins is increasing every day. Many of these digital assets are tailored towards payments, but some offer much more than that.

On February 8th 2018, we cloned the Nxt Public Blockchain, thereby forming the basis of the Action Coin Public Blockchain. Our clone includes all of the wallets that were on the Nxt Blockchain when we took the snapshot, and 10% of the total Action Coin supply was automatically airdropped to all (more than 234,000) Nxt holders (as per the terms of the Jelurida JPL), at the approximate ratio of one (1) ACTN for every Nxt held on that date.

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PRICE EVOLUTION

  • TradingView – ARDOR: 600%+ Potential, Next Cycle in BTC! by PeacefulWarrior

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  • TradingView – Ardor (ARDBTC) Good Buying Opportunity by FX_Academy

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  • TradingView – NXT: Road to the Great Profits! by PeacefulWarrior

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  • TradingView – ARDR Cheeky 20% by Cryptonite_trader

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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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That is all for this week, Nxters. Follow us on Twitter or Telegram for important breaking updates during the week as they happen. The blockchain world is growing and progressing with every passing week and our dreams are that much closer to being realized and fulfilled! Progress is hard work, but it is worth it. Learning about blockchains like Ardor is going to be work, but it will pay off once you begin seeing the immediate benefits, trust us. See you back here next week. We will keep you updated on the growing world of distributed ledger technology.

Help Nxter.org grow and help us continue to provide excellent and focused coverage on the ever-growing blockchain space by rewarding us for our hard efforts. Donation address: NXT-TK9J-MEKH-MUP9-HFCH2 / ARDOR-TK9J-MEKH-MUP9-HFCH2.

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Nxter News – May 2018 (III): The Surest Way To Make Your Dreams Come True Is To Live Them

May (III)

 

Welcome, dear Nxters and other followers!

Our dream is a world in which society is all around better, more accountable, more connected, and more convenient – all powered by distributed ledger technology: blockchain. We are living out our dream of a world in which ecosystems of decentralized apps exist and our data is secure and untampered and our voting systems are reliable and immutable. Our dream has a long way to go before it comes to complete fruition, but every week we see progress. Yes, the world seems to have embraced ICO’s, but there is so much more to the technology than trading tokens that are pumped by (insert clueless celebrity here) marketing. Everyone can dream, but not everyone follows through on them. Perhaps you, dear reader, can be inspired by us to make the world better – or at the very least be inspired by our passion and knowledge to join us on our journey. Our journey is only just beginning and we might not know the path, but we do know the end.

Last week as we lived our dream, much happened – especially in the Meetup space, Lior wrote two articles that we summarized – one about the use of Lightweight Contracts and a second concerning Transaction Vouchers, videos were released, an Ardor based proof-of-concept DEX was presented to Binance, Ignis micro-messaging app FreeBird concluded their airdrop and ICO,  Bitswift talks about their new CASH token, and much more.

We welcome back our old readers and warmly welcome our new ones. We want our readers to stay up-to-date with the blockchain evolution and we also want our readers to keep themselves and, their data, as safe as possible. Become experts in the Nxt / Ardor / Ignis blockchain ecosystem. So lean back and learn about all of last week’s progress.

 

COMMUNITY

MEETUPS

DEVELOPMENT

BUSINESSES ON ARDOR

IN THE MEDIA

PRICE EVOLUTION

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


 COMMUNITY

  • Jelurida

As much as we are eagerly waiting for the reveal of the Nxt, Ignis and Ardor roadmap from Jelurida, which will be announced live in Korea this week, it has not been a boring week.

Much of the week went into attending conferences. Also, Lior expanded upon his introduction of Lightweight Contracts with more informative posts about these user-created smart contracts on Ardor. A presentation of a new feature that has been added to the roadmap, “Vouchers” was also explained in more detail.

Read more about this, in the “Development” section down below.

Video – What are the Long-term Business Projections for Jelurida

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  • Binance – Dexathon

Last week we announced that community member Patoshi was going to demonstrate an Ardor based DEX to Binance, one of today’s most popular crypto exchanges. Binance launched a “Dexathon” to help them create a new decentralized exchange engine that will run on their own native blockchain: Binance Chain.

Patoshi stood up for us and offered them this:

https://testardor.enchantaddress.com
wat u guys think…
seems real…

After the presentation, Patoshi warned us that a video of the seance will be coming:

it went well! many liked the demo of the reskin and kept thinking it was done by binance…. i have it recorded. i’ll process it and upload it.

Thanks for the work, and the demonstration in NYC!

xCubicle, a blockchain lab on Wall Street gives a proof-of-concept demo for the Binance DEX competition being held in 2018. The demo uses the Ardor blockchain platform to build out the decentralized exchange along with other features like crowdfunding to KYC restrictions.

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  • Jaxx Multiwallet will Include Nxt, Ardor, and Ignis

Last week it was pre-announced that Jaxx will include support for our three favorite tokens!

Elizabeth wrote:

Update after the Decentral Cruise where they announced the new Jaxx hardware wallet will be released on July 1. Get ready because it should include Ardor, NXT and Ignis, I hoped for specific mention in the announcement but they didn’t mention included tokens. Let’s watch for more details.

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  • Video – IS ARDOR A GOOD BUY? LET’S GO DEEPER!!!

A deep and long look at Ardor. The narrator believes Ardor is a good investment and goes into a thorough explanation as to why. This might not be shocking news for longtime readers but it is always good seeing the wider crypto-sphere confirm our beliefs with independent, unbiased analysis.

A couple days ago I put Ardor on your radar as a good buying opportunity, Today I wanna dive deeper and take a look into what ardor does and if it’s a good investment. Straight forward & easy to understand.

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MEETUPS

Build the tech and they will come – to Meetups! Last week was a busy week for the public-facing figures in Jelurida, Ardor Nxt Group, and the community. Oxford, Monaco, London, and NYC all were visited!

Here’s a recap of the action:

Jelurida at Oxford University, May 14th

Alberto Fernandez (almonte) wrote:

We had an amazing experience in the yesterday event. Some attendees from the University of Oxford had an idea. They want to setup an Oxford public node for experimenting and being part of the community. The issue is that they do not have funds so I came up with the idea that maybe it might appear some community members willing to lease their balance for them.

Are you willing to contribute leasing your forging power? Please let me know so I can synchronise everything, once everything is set up.

Although the current Ardor transactions fees are very low in terms of rewarding the nodes, the profits would go towards the society’s events, so not for profit of course. It is really interesting that they want to test a rasp pi 3 for forging and get some measures. Thanks! Once they configure their node I´ll let you know the address.

You can contact Almonte on the ArdorNxt Slack, or drop us a line in the comments field.

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  • Monaco International Blockchain, May 16th -17th

Berzelius, networking, panel discussion, a beer and the girls – good times!

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  • Global Blockchain Technology Summit, May 17th -18th

Jelurida sponsored this London event.