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A Week With Triffic

Lost your way? Stranded? Broke and unhappy?

We are happy to announce this week's NxterPuzzle guest: James Malach!

As the founder and CEO of the first company that will reward you with cryptocurrency for wandering clueless and lost around with a GPS app open, James should be able to run this week's giveaway. It will be raining words from his Twitter account throughout this week of December. Collect them to get access to 100 IGNIS in an account - and a bonus puzzle!

James should be acquainted with words like

Last week he kicked off the Early Bird sale of GPS tokens, the token that will power the Triffic app. There's a 20% token discount until December 17th. Yawn. Everybody wants to give you a useless loyalty token these days and make you feel like you had a discount, right? Hm. Actually, Triffic does have a business plan and a token with a global use case. James has been working in the Blockchain Industry since 2012, and first presented himself to the Nxt Community in 2016 with the project called Scavenger World. Yup, the same one that has been developed and rebranded into Triffic. Good ideas die hard.

What's in it for the Triffic user?

Run the Triffic GPS app and a geolocation-based ‘Proof of Effort’ smart contract will pay you GPS Tokens simply for walking, driving, in fact, just doing what you usually do. Well, you must unlock the GPS tokens you want to earn by watching a sponsored 15-30 seconds video first. But THEN! You get 30 minutes to earn free tokens, and the app takes into account distance, speed, terrain, traffic congestion - maybe you'll want to bike ..or run?.. to your location and grab some extra tokens. Go!

As you walk by the local marketplace, the app might alert you that some of the local merchants have dropped augmented reality pools of GPS tokens very close to your current location. See if there's a "beacon" right there in front of you! Follow a business on social media and get some GPS, buy a shawarma from another and get some more. Merchants will be able to set up loyalty programs too, so the app can tell you where to buy those 5 doughnuts to get one for free. Do you like Nxter Puzzles? Get up on your feet! According to the Triffic whitepaper, we can set up a campaign in YOUR city, with the Triffic app, and if you wander the streets, collect all our clues, and solve our puzzle first, you can collect our grand prize. Sounds familiar, right? But hey - there could be other treasures out there too!

Why? What's in it for the merchants, the brands, - and the token hodlers?

Merchants first. Local targeting drives more business, and yeah, sorry to say, but customers engage more when they know that the "loyalty points" or "free rewards" they get, can be used for more than just getting rebates on stuff they don't want to buy anyway. That's how loyal we are. A business or brand can set up a marketing or loyalty program in minutes with Triffic's app and GPS tokens. The setup cost is low.

And GPS hodlers? Well, you can spend your free GPS tokens to have fun - create a campaign, scare bounty hunters at Halloween, use your tokens as a medium of exchange in your local hood or throw them at somebody. That - or HODL. Triffic pledges to use 50% of the app's video ad revenue to buy back GPS tokens on the market once a month. 15% of those tokens will be burned (poof - destroyed!), 35% will be redistributed to all existing GPS token holders proportional to their holdings. Bonus: It's crypto! Holders can cash out their tokens at any time by selling them on an exchange, for example for AEUR.

James Malach has all the words in this week's NxterPuzzle passphrase in his bag. Follow his Twitter feed, pick up the words, and... the first puzzler to log in to the account can claim the reward. Prize account is ARDOR-76PT-QZX8-7M82-AYNZX. 100 IGNIS is in it. But wait! THERE'S A BONUS ACCOUNT TOO! Madfox The PuzzleMaster asked me to give you this.

A zipped file. Password-protected. 300 IGNIS in that account.

The puzzle prize is - again - kindly sponsored by the Ardor & Nxt Group. Thanks! And remember - take what's free. DYOR.

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Nxter News – December 2018 I: Count your age by friends, not years. Count your life by smiles, not tears.

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Nxter News | December 2018 (I)

Count your life by smiles, not tears
Count your age by friends, not years

 

Welcome, dear Nxters and other followers!

All them kids, crawling, kicking, running. Growing big. We've celebrated a birthday since the last Nxter News post, Nxt's 5th. Soon we'll witness a new birth, an independent clone of Nxt will be born on December 25th, with a set of strong genes inherited, but different from Nxt, with a completely different goal in life, Rya. We look into the JPL.

On January 1st, Ardor turns 1, and with it, Ignis, Bitswift. All them kids. AEUR. I am so proud of you all. With caring parents, friends, and community, but born into a competitive world. Best ideas, best in class, but not necessarily best at winning the attention game. Not in the same class as the rich kids, but working, working, gonna kick them in the teeth, learning, playing, working. We're light weight. We move fast.

WHAT a beautiful freezing cold December day. Today, it's a bearish day, but let's make it a good one. Hold tight, while block upon block gets added to the Nxt and Ardor blockchains, like a clockwork, secured by an energy efficient network of nodes across the globe. We bring you news about the next business child chains to be added to the Ardor platform, KYC and AML compliant ICO's, the 2nd generation of Smart Contracts, and we invite you to follow the development of the only Full BaaS platform.

We thank you for letting us take you through another cold playful week that was.

Happy B-day NXT!

The Nxt blockchain turned 5

TheCryptoWoman, director of the Ardor & Nxt Group wrote:

"Celebrate and solve the puzzle to win 5000 NXT. First ten solvers can use code for free e-book "Snapshot" found inside the account. Idea and puzzle contributed by @madfox. The 5000 NXT in the prize account is kindly sponsored by Ardor / Nxt Group and Jelurida. Nxter.org has contributed 10 "Snapshot" ebooks to the first ten to redeem with coupon code."

This is the puzzle:

No one has solved it, in fact, no one seems to be close.

The price account is NXT-33F8-KL8N-6ZDE-3LRSU. To uncover the passphrase, look into the Nxt blockchain.

Way more greetings and congrats to Nxt were posted throughout the day by Nxters, supporters, clone creators, and blockchain businesses, also the https://ardornxt.io/share-message-or-memory-celebrate-5-years-nxt-cryptocurrency page saw its share.

Submitted by Lior on 11/24/2018:

"Jean-Luc once wrote me that releasing an Nxt version is like sending a rover to Mars, you have one chance to get it right and almost no way to fix it later. Using this analogy, in the last 5 years the Nxt development team has launched dozens of Mars missions without a single catastrophic failure.

All this was achieved by a team of engineers working remotely (sometimes in their own spare time) fighting against an army of hackers, scammers, copycats and trolls. The resulting blockchain engine is [a] masterpiece of engineering which served and will serve as inspiration for future generations. (...)

Where will we be in 5 years? I'm very optimistic, we have a strong team, great community, enough funds to survive and prosper and amazing challenges and opportunities ahead. Stay around and enjoy the ride."

Jelurida Status Update

This week: Asia Blockshow and Global Tech Summit in Sofia. Jelurida is out there pitching, hiring, hacking, taking the stage. 

Blockshow Asia

Alberto, Veronica, and Francisco are kicking it in Singapore.

Veronica updates from the event:

We are glad to be at the Blockshow Asia this year. People say that this year is definitely going to be more about real businesses that are working on solving real problems. And this what the Ardor projects are doing. We are proud to share all the child chains and Ignis assets with the world 

Alberto will talk for 10 minutes about Ardor and the Lightweight Contracts at the “Overthrowing the state of the smart contracts: Ardor’s Lightweight Contracts”. As sponsors and VIP attendees Jelurida is attending a series of private events where we will be doing great networking. Stay tuned. Looking forward to do business in Asia!

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Global Tech Summit in Sofia

Tomislav, Petko, Kristina, and Lassen are at the event, pitching the blockchain (r)evolution.

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The Hackathon

It's your last chance to join and win! There are 3 Lightweight Contract coding challenges, each one with a 1st prize - $4000, 2nd prize - $2000, and 3rd prize - $1000 (paid in IGNIS tokens)

In late November, Jelurida invited developers to participate in the first Lightweight Contracts Hackathon on Ardor's innovative blockchain platform. The winning contracts will be announced on January 31st, and $21000 will be paid to the best. Time is running out, if you want to give one of the challenges a shot but aren't buried in writing Java code already.

Deadline Date for Submissions
December 6th, 2018, 11:59 UTC
December 10th, 2018

Winners Announcement
January 1st, 2019
January 31st, 2019


3 Ardor Hackathon Challenges

Challenge 1:

Currency Exchange

  • 1st prize - $4000
  • 2nd prize - $2000
  • 3rd prize - $1000

Think you have what it takes to automate the process of currency exchanges? This is your chance to prove your skills by creating a Lightweight Contract to exchange between Bitcoin and Ignis.

More details...

Challenge 2:

Cloud Storage

  • 1st prize - $4000
  • 2nd prize - $2000
  • 3rd prize - $1000

Decentralized data storage has gotten lots of hype, but most blockchain platforms are still figuring out how to offer this type of feature. In this challenge, you will use the existing Data Cloud on the Ardor platform's child chains to take cloud storage and streaming to the next level.

More details...

Challenge 3:

Identity Verification

  • 1st prize - $4000
  • 2nd prize - $2000
  • 3rd prize - $1000

Fake social media accounts are a major issue, with platforms like Twitter implementing their own verification process. On the Ardor platform, we think this process can be done better. Join this challenge to develop a Lightweight Contract based on reputation management and identity verification.

More details...

It's on.

Source | Terms and Conditions | For Hackathon emails | Ardor Learning Hub

Prizes will be paid in IGNIS tokens equivalent (using the CMC rate at the moment of payment).

Lightweight Contracts - AMA

Jelurida had an AMA (Ask Me Anything) session about Lightweight Contracts few weeks ago.

Read the transcript

Lightweight Contracts - The Blogs

Lior Yaffe blogs about developing this new stateless contracts concept, and keeps you updated on the progress.

Read the Medium articles

Lightweight Contracts Seminar w/ Lior Yaffe

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

COMMUNITY

Nxter Puzzle | A Week With Sergei

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

This week, see what Sergei Chumak created with Nxt, Ignis, and Ardor:

"I decided to take everything into my own hands. I was also upset that such a product has so few supporters. I decided that in small steps, you can slightly improve the situation"

Sure you can. And you can win some IGNIS too. .... Hurry!

All Nxter Puzzles are listed on nxter.org/puzzles - there are still more unclaimed IGNIS to uncover and grab.

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Unintended Coolness

It's confirmed. Nxt and Ardor child chains' Unconfirmed Transactions Pool can be leveraged to create free decentralized p2p services. Galeki is back to expand on his previous discovery.

Months ago, community member Galeki realized that you can send free messages over the blockchain by using Unconfirmed Transactions. Galeki threw together a "Snapchat"-like Dapp on the blockchain, to show us how it works. His "Burning Messages" app is downloadable from here.

By making transactions truly unconfirmable, bundlers won't include the encrypted messages into the next childchainblock -  instead, the transactions will simply expire, cease to exist. But, before they do, the receiver of the message can read it.

"That enables two Ardor accounts to communicate with each other privily, instantly, and off the record."

Last week, Galeki dug deeper into his idea of using Unconfirmed Transactions by describing "Ping on Ardor", which can check the online/offline availability of peers on the network (without revealing their IP address), and then "ARP on Ardor", which DOES let you collect IP information from your peers, so that, as Galeki writes:

"... we can build our own peer-to-peer App without a centralized server. After knowing the peer’s IP, something like sending big files won’t be a problem (sure each peer should have a public IP or UPnP support).

The good part is we done it with encrypted messages, there’s no such thing like ARP Spoofing. :)"

The Unconfirmed Transactions Pool enables Ardor accounts to communicate with each other privily, instantly, and off the record. Hereby confirmed. What's next?

Source: https://medium.com/@galeki_101/power-of-unconfirmed-ii-f8a761d5125e

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Be a part of Us

If you are looking for a rabbithole into our lovely community, there are several. Join us and learn from us, make friends and share your visions. Meet us on the platform you prefer to use.

Some prefer Linux, others Windows.
Some enjoy talking, others... eating. While writing... or dancing.. Nevermind. We got room for all.

Slack

First announcements, dev talks, AMA's, trading, random talks, and social media swarms are planned and executed from here. Jelurida, the ANG, Nxter Magazine, and most child chain issuers hang out with the rest of our global community here. Our most crowded and visited meeting point.

This is it: https://ardornxt.slack.com
And a signup link for you: https://ardornxt.community

Discord

POSfan writes:

Discord is for the people who don’t need to speak to the devs. But it’s a place where we can help each other out with the simple questions or advice. Nevertheless, we have good contact with Slack members ( not only Dev’s btw) and we will not hesitate to refer to Slack if the Ardor NXT Community Group can’t find an answer/solution. That works great. We reach a broader community this way.

Join the Discord channel here: https://discord.gg/7qqDYWY

Telegram

Good to follow, if you use Telegram. It's not where most Nxters currently hang out or choose to start an in-depth discussion or brainstorm a new blockchain project with the community. That said, why not do it! Build it, enjoy it, and others might join the discussion too! At the moment, let's just say we monitor it, try to keep it scam-and-spam-free, and post conclusions from everywhere else. Questions will be answered by knowledgeable community members but not instantly.

Ardor Community: https://t.me/ardorplatform | Nxt Community: https://t.me/NxtCommunity

Many clones have a Telegram channel, and if you want to be among the first that hear their news updates, join them there.

The forums

If you're oldskool like that!

The nice thing about forums, compared to Slack and the rest, is the slower flow in postings, and that the posts stay. Nxt was announced and distributed from the Bitcointalk forum, the community was built there. We moved to nxtforum.org, and it was awesome! If you want to dive deep into the Nxt and Ardor history, with everything it holds, that's where you'll look.

https://nxtforum.org | ardorforum.org
and there's a nice community-forum over at ardor.rocks too, where you are awarded ROCKS assets for taking part.

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Nothing At Stake

The infamous "Nothing at Stake" attack hints that the Proof of Stake (PoS) protocol is unsecure. After 5 years, NXT has never experienced the attack. Lior Yaffe looks into the obvious reasons

Ever since Nxt launched and revolutionized the use of a blockchain in late 2013, and launched the first decentralized ICO platform and token exchange in March 2014, before Ethereum even had a main net, Bitcoin and Proof-of-Work maximalists started warning against "Nothing at Stake" attacks, spreading the rumour that a PoS protocol is not as secure as PoW because it doesn't burn electricity. Ethereum later added their voice to the choir. They are all heavy influencers. In April 2015, Nxter Magazine published an article about the inaccuracies of such claims and addressed the concern. Now 3 more years have passed, and Nxt/Ardor still haven't been destroyed. In fact, PoS has proven itself to be more secure than PoW.

In a new blog post, Lior Yaffe sets out to explore why Nxt or Ardor has not yet fallen victim to the Nothing at Stake attack.

Consider that the Nxt blockchain just celebrated its 5th straight year in production and the Ardor mainnet is about to celebrate its first birthday in January. Back in December 2017, both coins were valued at more than 1 Billion USD. During these 5 years, Nxt withstood numerous attacks executed using many different attack vectors, but strangely enough, a “Nothing at Stake” attack was never observed in practice.

So let’s look at Bob, our “would be attacker”, who holds 1% of the Nxt tokens. Let’s see how he can try to double spend. I’ll completely ignore economic arguments like: why would Bob try to attack and discredit a network in which he holds 1%? Let’s simply assume that Bob wants to destroy Nxt to make a point about its lack of security.

(...)

Read the full post

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BUSINESS

AEUR against BTC

AEUR got listed on the STEX exchange last week. The fiat backed Euro pegged token, which is so much more than "just another stable coin" - due to its arsenal of inbuilt decentralized features.

On the AEUR child chain you can issue your own monetary units, reward points, and loyalty tokens, pegged to the Euro. You can crowdfund a project in Euro without using (and paying) a 3rd party to hold your funds in escrow and a payment processor who takes a large cut of your funds too. If your pre-set crowdfunding goal isn't met, your supporters get their AEUR back. Just like that. If the goal is met, the AEUR is automatically transferred to you. Now, how about having your funders vote on key decisions? Just do it. These and more inbuilt smart contracts come with owning AEUR, on top of the standard stuff; sending EUR across borders 24/7 for only a 0.001 EUR fee, or using AEUR to trade crypto coins and assets on the Ardor DEX.

And the news?
You can now trade AEUR against BTC at the STEX exchange.

Martis (CEO of Ardorgate) writes:

You can send [AEUR from STEX] to [your] Ardor account. At stex exchange you can only trade AEUR against btc, deposit, withdraw. But if you want to exchange AEUR to real EUR, you need to do that through Ardorgate.

Yes. With Ardorgate you can always withdraw AEUR to a MisterTango bank account, as well as deposit EUR to AEUR.

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Dominium ITO and Re-brand

Dominium B.V. has been renamed to Max Property Group. The Dominium platform changes name to Max Crowdfund, and DOM becomes MPG. New launch date, reward program + ITO changes.

Dominium B.V. has been renamed to Max Property Group and the Trademark Application for Max Property Group has been submitted to EUIPO. The launch date of the child chain is postponed - the new launch date is the 10th of January 2019.

Mark Lloyd, their managing director, stated:

"When we chose Dominium as the company name, there were no obvious conflicts in place. Since then, however, a Trademark has been registered with the same name and a conflict has arisen. Similarly, a DOM token already exists on Ethereum. As such we have chosen to change the name of the company as well as the trading symbol."

"We are changing the name of the Dominium platform to Max Crowdfund, and the token symbol will be MPG.

After long internal discussions, we have decided to bring the funding platform under the umbrella of Max Property Group as it is an established brand and has several hundred investors and historic activities already. We also already possess the social media pages, which makes the transition a lot easier and prevents further branding problems."

ITO changes!

Furthermore, serious changes have been made to the ITO structure and the rewards program. The key takeaways are:

The following bonus structure applies to the Phase 1 tokens (0.10€ per token): This week, there is a 30% bonus for anyone paying in Euro or GBP. Each week the bonus will go down 10%. If the Phase I tokens are sold out prior to 31/12/2018, no more tokens will be made available. Phase II and III of the ITO have been eliminated. If any Phase 1 tokens are left, they'll be sold at full price.

The 5% bonus for NXT/ARDR/IGNIS purchases no longer applies after the 30th of November 2018.

From the 1st of January 2019, the price of DOM (MPG) tokens on the platform will be set at €0.25, and all remaining DOM (MPG) tokens will be put up for sale.

From the 10th of January 2019, MPG tokens will be tradable on Ardor DEX at varying prices as it is an open market. The MPG token will also be listed on other exchanges to further develop trading volumes once the Dominium rebranding has been completed.

The Bounty Program has been concluded

Airdropped DOM tokens, and DOM tokens received for referrals, belonging to people who have not passed KYC Clearance Level 1 and do not have an Ardor wallet by the 30th of November, will be removed. Lost. Gone, back to the pot.

Submit your KYC and pass Clearance Level 1 to get your MPG tokens, pass Clearance Level 2 to invest in property assets!

Sources:
https://t.me/DominiumPlatform
https://medium.com/dominium/help-us-with-our-name-change-33e70ddf279e
https://medium.com/dominium/changes-to-referral-program-ito-and-bonuses-c73f3d6fe6d6
https://medium.com/maxpropertygroup/and-the-new-name-is-c847a26be6a7

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Triffic pre-ICO December 3

Triffic will reward its users for doing everyday tasks. It lets businesses create loyalty programs that take advantage of its Augmented Reality features. It's time to gamify your entire life.

Triffic's GPS token pre-ICO sale is live.

A bunch of brand new posts on their website explain in concise details about the GPS token and the economy it brings, their use of gamification and rewards to get - and keep - a loyal user base, the app and its features, and their reasons for building a business on Ardor's blockchain platform over Ethereum's.

"Triffic is not a blockchain company. Triffic is a software company that utilizes blockchain technology to prove the transparency and integrity of its ecosystem.

Ardor’s mature and constantly updated blockchain framework takes care of essential technical aspects of token creation like security. Ardor’s in-built decentralized exchange also allows GPS Tokens to be cashed out at any time. You can then sell your Ardor to fiat, Bitcoin or Ethereum using any exchange that lists Ardor. And that currently includes Binance, Huobi, Upbit, Bittrex, Poloniex and many more.

Because we plan to reward GPS Token holders with 50% of our video advertising revenue, we are also making use of Ardor’s ability to easily distribute token payments to existing token holders."

Ignis and Ardor are great. But what about Triffic then? No investment advice here - DYOR!

In the Triffic Early Bird Sale that runs from December 3 until December 17, 2018, you can buy GPS tokens for $0.4 per token. 7,500,000 are for sale; first come, first served. There's a bonus for those who purchase for $500 or more: a 12 month's free upgrade to the subscription version of Triffic. Investors who purchase with ARDR will get a 10% additional bonus.

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EXCHANGES

TRADE

IGNIS | NXT | ARDR

TOP 3 EXCHANGES BY VOLUME THIS WEEK

NXT

coinbit.co.kr
hitbtc.com
poloniex.com

IGNIS

coinbit.co.kr
upbit.com
indodax.com

ARDR

upbit.com
hitbtc.com
binance.com

DEVELOPMENT

- BTW -

CLONES

What's the deal, NXT?

Airdrops? Snapshots? JPL? NXT? Confused? The Nxt source code is released under an open source "crypto" license which requires cloners to allocate 10% of their tokens to NXT holders.

Here's a FAQ.

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.

This is duplicate content, BTW. Let's have another quote:

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 an evaluation purposes no longer than three months. This is because a private/permissioned blockchain clone cannot fulfill the Airdrop requirement.

Source              <<   Jelurida wrote it!
There are, of course, more questions, and also more answers in that link. Get the full JPL text (and context) here.

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RYA Genesis

The Rya team is getting ready to launch RYA. The snapshot was a success, now comes the Genesis Block, bootstrapping the network, and yes, the airdrop. Rya wants to tether money supply to credit as a function of P2P loans - and you are invited to it all!

The Rya team has announced that the Rya main net will be launched on 25.12.2018.
A pre-compiled wallet will be available to download before launch, the Rya team writes on Telegram.

40% RYA and TRUST tokens will be allocated to the NXT account ID's that held NXT at the snapshot block. The corresponding accounts on the Rya network will hold the coins at launch. You can help Rya by forging or leasing your balance to Rya forging hubs after launch. This is your chance to support their idea, secure your stake in the network, maybe set up a few nodes, and celebrate Christmas by experiencing the birth of a new public blockchain, initially based on awesome Nxt.

Rya will not have an ICO. The remaining 60% RYA will be split up into a small reward for initial devs, a small fund to continue developing more features and products related to Rya and the rest will be distributed to the community.

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

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Clones of NXT

1:1 copycats: GTFO. But some clones start off from the Nxt code base and add their own. We took the time to track down some of the best known and most promising. Did you catch the airdrops?

- A SELECTION -

RYA

Snapshot: November 16, 2018
Launch date: December 25, 2018

Whitepaper
Website: https://ryacoin.io

METRO

Snapshot block: 1894000
Launch date: July 6, 2018

Further info
Website: https://metrodex.org

APOLLO

Snapshot: January 14, 2018
Launch date: June 14, 2018

Further info
Website: https://apollocurrency.com

HEBE

Snapshot: Unknown
Launch date: Still on testnet

Further info
Website: http://hebeblock.com

MOTIVE

Snapshot: May 2018
Launch date: May 2018

Further info
Website: https://motive.network/

ESI

Snapshot: Unknown
Launch date: Unknown

Further info
Website: http://treecoins.org/esi-platform

ACTIONCOIN

Snapshot: February 2018
Launch date: March 1, 2018

Further info
Website: https://actioncoin.com/

XENDBIT

On testnet
Launch: Likely as an Ardor child chain

Whitepaper
Website: https://xendbit.io

HEAT

Pre-JPL
Launch date: January 26, 2017

Further info
Website: https://heatledger.com/

NEM

Pre-JPL
Launch date: 2014

Further info
Website: https://nem.io

BURST

Pre-JPL
Launch date: 2014

Further info
Website: https://www.burst-coin.org

WAVES

Pre-JPL
Launch date: March 2017

Further info
Website: https://wavesplatform.com/

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A Week With Sergei

ALMOST everything started on Bitcointalk, in 2013.

"Well, I learned about Nxt for the first time back in 2014. I was amazed at the functionality and ease of the interface.  I even tried to launch the Fastnxt Currency Exchange, [but] I had to close due to low volumes".

We are happy to introduce this week's awesome Nxter: Sergei, NxterPuzzle keyholder of the week.

Prize account is ARDOR-HUPP-RL9H-RYVU-FKB8D. 100 IGNIS is in it. And... look at this!

For a period, Sergei lost interest in Nxt and the whole crypto sphere. Then, as information sources all over exploded with the news of crazy price rises, volumes and cryptocurrency growth in 2017, he remembered. He remembered that he used to like this thing, Nxt.

I started watching what online services were still alive. And I found that the services that I loved so no longer worked. And the projects that were popular in 2014 were closed. I decided, that I myself would recreate what I needed. I wrote to abctc, he supported my ideas and I began to work.

I decided to take everything into my own hands. I was also upset that such a product has so few supporters. I decided that in small steps, you can slightly improve the situation.

During the beginning of ardor.world, people from the Russian telegram community helped me a lot. In essence, the project has grown before their eyes.

Indeed it has. And before the eyes of all of us. Soon Sergei revived NxtReporting, the service that original Nxters used daily to keep track of their Nxt asset portfolio's performance. Next: he ported it to Ignis. He wrote a NXT and ARDR price bot for Telegram. He launched test-coin faucets for NXT, IGNIS and ARDR - still the only ones available (!), added various nice explorer features, a news feed page + a Russian translation of our “Ardor vs.” series, which compares Ardor’s child chain architecture to other known blockchain platforms. Sergei... - we, and the devs, and the global community, we thank you!

THIS WEEK, word by word, Sergei Chumak will announce the passphrase to a NxterPuzzle prize account. Follow his Twitter feed, pick up the words, and suddenly... they will open an account. The fastest to log in to it will be able to claim the reward. Most likely, you will learn a lot more about his useful services at ardor.world along your way. Enjoy his company..!

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Nxter News – November 2018 III: Only Those who Attempt the Absurd can Achieve the Impossible

Nxter News | November 2018 (III)

Only Those who Attempt the Absurd
can Achieve the Impossible

Welcome, dear Nxters and other followers!

At the time I found my interest for blockchain, started following Nxt and began writing newsletters, Nxt's potential almost seemed absurd to me. I fell in love with the idea of cheap crossborder transactions 24/7, decentralization, "banking" the unbanked, and then, as Nxt evolved, with the DNS alias system, p2p crowdfunding, pegged coins, ICO’s on the decentralized asset exchange, dividend payments, the p2p marketplace, earning (forging) interest inside an energy efficient PoS blockchain system, opposed to paying interest for keeping your hard-earned savings in a bank.

Nxt was 3rd on CoinMarketCap - all top 25 "assets" were running on Nxt. Every blockchain developer knew Nxt, still does. It was absurd that the “crypto” media ignored it. And then, the absurdity of Nxt clones raising millions in ICO’s, leading to a Nxt community split, where most turned their back on the leaders of blockchain innovation, just as they spawned Ardor’s scalable parent-child chain architecture. The absurd silence from Jean-Luc. The absurd feeling when the core devs incorporated the project we had all worked on. We agreed it was necessary to obtain the impossible - standing up against the well-funded white papers and their smaller visions.

It was absurd to discuss a Nxt and Ardor “killer app”. A new Silk Road? It’s done. CryptoKitties? All it did was stresstest Ethereum and show its shortcomings. Nxt and Ardor themselves are the killer apps. The absurdity of developers insisting on re-inventing the wheel. The absurdity of mainstream media and 3rd party devs waiting for Buterin to switch Ethereum into PoS and solve its scalability issues when a smarter solution is running in production. The absurdity of "experts" insisting that blockchains aren’t usable IRL yet when in fact Dominium, Mobs, Triffic, EZYcount, Jelurida, show the opposite.

The absurdity of 2 ego-maniacs destroying everything we’ve bled to build, all of us in this cryptospace, them fighting a hash-war that only serves to show that PoW has become a centralized joke. Who wants to use a publicly controlled PoW blockchain after this? The absurdly large gap between inventors and investors. The absurd in making an investment without understanding the nature of it; that a coin is not a stock. The ultra absurd animosity towards people that lost money in the crash. The clash of cultures. In the Want against the Need. In the I against the Us.

The absurdity of prices. The absurdism of governments saying they don’t want to stifle innovation, while at the same time they crack down hard because they try to fit a disruptive emerging tech with an inbuilt new token economy system into the only boxes they know - that of utility tokens and security tokens. Of useless tokens being pumped.

The absurdity of blockchain tokens being held on exchanges. The absurdity of a technological revolution so tightly interwoven with money that devs can’t change the technology for the better, because of too many interests involved that don’t give a shit about tech and society, but about making hard cash. The absurdity of seeing businesses that can benefit from using a blockchain give up their business plans because they fear sudden legal consequences of using tokens. The absurdity of banks laundering billions of dollars, printing unbacked money to earn interest from the poor, crashing economies, passing the bill to their victims, protected, because they sponsor the politicians who do not want to “stifle innovation” as long as they can stay in control, protecting the dysfunctional system. Grow, expand, take more of the world, make more money and hide it - oh you jolly 1%, it’s impossible. Because innovation can't be stopped. The absurdity of punishing whistleblowers. We are coming.

We thank you, for letting us take you through another productive week that was;

 

JELURIDA

> Events!
> Ardor Updates 3

COMMUNITY

> Nxter Puzzle: A Week With Elizabeth
> A Lightweight Contracts Course
> Collect Creatures
> A Blockchain Reputation System

EXCHANGES

> Top 3 Exchanges by Volume This Week
> Community VOTE: Support your Tokens

BUSINESS

> Triffic
> Bitswift
MOBS

CLONES

> Ryacoin Snapshot and Principles


This week's newsletter is put together by apenzl, Jose, and rubenbc.
Translations are published as they come in - Spanish | Russian | Chinese | Korean

Jelurida Status Update

The first Ardor hackathon is ongoing, and the Lightweight Contracts UI got an overhaul. In the meantime, Jelurida is tirelessly representing Ignis, Ardor, and NXT around the world

Events!

Private Spaces

Lior, always busy behind the scenes...

The Future IS DIgital, Nov. 19

Veronica and Alberto Fernandez paid a visit to ISDI. A "worldwide leader in digital education, helping professionals, entrepreneurs, enterprises, and institutions to close the competitive gap to the digital era", they write on their website.

ISDI has campuses in Madrid, Barcelona, Mexico, and Silicon Valley.

KWASU Campus Blockchain Hackathon, Nov. 19-21

Adedayo Adebajo spoke at the KWASU Campus Blockchain Hackathon, the second in a series of blockchain hackathons which take place on five African universities, with a grand finale to be held at the International Conference Centre, CBD, Abuja, Nigeria.

The hackathon is meant to engage the academia "on everything and anything they need to know about the Blockchain, and how it relates to Business". The winning team of the hackathon will be rewarded with the sum of N100,000 (One Hundred Thousand Naira) and will also be eligible for the National Campus Blockchain Hackathon Event in February 2019.

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Ardor Updates 3

Ardor Updates is a video series that summarises the most important events of the month. Here's October/early November.

A new Ardor Updates video has been uploaded to Jelurida's Ardor Platform Youtube channel last week. If you follow our weekly Nxter News you will know its content, but watch this great video summary of events as a reminder about what goes on, and what is in the pipeline. The show is hosted by CryptoDemetrius.

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COMMUNITY

Nxter Puzzle | A Week With Elizabeth

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

This week, we are honored to see the director of the Ardor & Nxt Group (ANG) tweet words that can give you access to a NxterPuzzle prize account with 300 IGNIS, if you catch all the words and combine them. But wait - there's more. Inside the prize account, you will find an encrypted message. Follow its instructions, solve a bonus puzzle (if you can), and pick up more IGNIS. This means, there's a second chance to win if you don't get to the Twitter prize account first. All details here:

Elizabeth is using the occasion and her role as the main character of our NxterPuzzle challenge this week, to showcase both new and older stuff that you might have missed or forgotten about. It's a really worth checking her tweet-series out!

A Lightweight Contracts Course

Eric Funk is back with another Ardor course on Udemy! This time about the Lightweight Contracts system, and how to use it. Watch it now - it's free.

Did you take the Ardor Bootcamp course? (if not, you can use the discount code from our review). Now its creator Eric Funk follows up with a class on Ardor Lightweight Contracts development: The Blockchain Contract Developer Course For Beginners!

Lightweight Contracts are those smart stateless blockchain contracts that everyone is talking so damn much about (if they read Nxter Magazine)! ... Jelurida's unique approach to letting you connect blockchain to the world outside with oracles, automated tasks, and/or build your own blockchain Dapps that use the Ardor API or any other you like. Funds are safu, because the contracts are not part of the consensus, and you can even win a hackathon right now if you're smart and know how these Java contracts work 😉 The Udemy course is free if you use this coupon code: "ARDOR-CONTRACTS".

Here is the link:
https://www.udemy.com/blockchain-contract-developer-course-for-beginners/

Eric Funk writes:

Can I ask you guys a favor? 1) Go sign up for the class! 2) Leave a review and a few sentences about why you like it 3) Spread the link and the free coupon code to as many people as possible!

The course is a Beginner's course. You will learn how to install and run the Ardor client, and build a Hello World contract. Expect more advanced courses to follow, but if you've never used the Ardor Contract System before, this is an absolute must-see-and-attend series!

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Collect Creatures

Tarasca DAO is tokenizing a collection of cards called “Mythical Creatures of the World”, which will be available, tradeable and playable on Ignis. Here they share their methods and research.

Tarasca DAO uses Ignis and Ardor to fulfill their vision.

They write:

We want to value the inexhaustible creativity of the peoples of the world, who have filled the geography of the continents with an immense variety of fantastic creatures. Knowing their mythological beings is a first step to get into their way of seeing the world, something necessary to love and care for the cultural diversity of the planet.

The creatures in Tarasca DAO's first card selection are designed by the Galician artist Ana Santiso, accompanied by a brief description of their history and meaning in the culture of origin. Thomas Schmall is the team member responsible for creating the overall design of the project. There will be 50 cards, 10 creatures from each continent, classified by Terrestrial, Aquatic or Aerial, and all endowed with attributes; Strength, Speed, Magic, Resistance; which will allow Tarasca DAO (and others) to build games with them.

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

"Collectors who manage to collect the entire collection will receive a percentage of the income generated by the sales of cards. This reward will be managed automatically by the same intelligent contract that will sell the trading cards, so that the entire process and accounting are perfectly transparent."

Source

The Tarasca web wallet is currently in the private testing phase. It will show the cards the collector owns, facilitate the purchase of random card packs and give easy access to the decentralized Ardor market where collectors can exchange cards.

If YOU are interested in registering, selling, auctioning and tracking your own artworks on the blockchain, Tarasca DAO already did the research, and they share their methods with you in the following 2 tutorials that explain how you can nail it:

Artworks in the blockchain (I). Copyright.
Artworks in the blockchain (II). Tokenization.

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Blockchain Reputation System

Blockchains should solve problems, not create them.
On the decentralized market scammers can have a very profitable ball, therefore a Reputation System is in the works. 

In a new blog post, Lior Yaffe explains why he thinks a blockchain reputation system is the next thing needed, why it's a necessary tool to drive mainstream adoption, and why a hybrid of centralized and decentralized Reputation Management will be a better solution than starting one off from scratch inside a closed blockchain system.

The third challenge in the ongoing Ardor Hackathon is coding an Identification Verification contract, which - in effect - will provide such a reputation system to the Ardor blockchain platform. Users will be able to connect her/his social media accounts, website or e-commerce store to her/his blockchain account ID, and the contract will set an account property on the account, confirming the owner's public reputation.

Lior writes:

I believe lightweight contracts can be used to provide a bridge between well-established centralized reputation system and the low fee high availability of decentralized applications. Solving the reputation problem will open the door for real world entities to use our Asset Exchange, Monetary System, and Marketplace, without paying excessive fees to centralized systems, while mitigating the risk of being scammed.

There, he said it - don't bite it. You can learn about Lightweight Contracts here, take a Beginner's Course on Udemy, and give Challenge 3 a shot by attending the Ardor Hackathon here.

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EXCHANGES

TRADE

IGNIS | NXT | ARDR

TOKOK disabled NXT during the snapshot of NXT balances for the RYA airdrop.
NXT trading, deposits and withdrawals have been re-enabled on November 19, 2018, 11:30 (UTC+8)

TOP 3 EXCHANGES BY VOLUME THIS WEEK

NXT

coinbit.co.kr
hitbtc.com
bittrex.com

IGNIS

coinbit.co.kr
upbit.com
bittrex.com

ARDR

binance.com
bittrex.com
huobi/hbg.com

Support your Tokens

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

CoinPulse
Bithumb
CoinPulse

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

Bithumb

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

BUSINESS

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

Triffic

Triffic will pay you GPS tokens for doing favors, travelling and going on scavenger hunts. Local businesses can take advantage of its Augmented Reality features to create loyalty programs.

Are you game for an ICO? Or did the SEC, the PoW hash-war and the market crash scare you? In case it did, the greatest news from Triffic won't be that their early-bird ICO starts in less than 2 weeks, on December 3rd, but that the development of their app is ongoing, and that a Triffic Rewards bounty program and airdrop is now live! Check out https://triffic.world/news/triffic-rewards-airdrop-bounty-program-now-live.

Also this week, James Malach showed us the latest upgrade to the Triffic App's Beacon-feature:

"Our mission is to establish an ecosystem that makes it easy for brands to use augmented reality and blockchain technology to create and manage innovative and immersive customer loyalty programs."

Triffic's gamified GPS app will pay users for traveling and solving tasks, and connect businesses to their customers by letting them create, market and promote loyalty programs. An Ignis based token powers its decentralized loyalty point system, which gives the tokens immediate real value outside the brand loyalty programs.

ICO | Website | Pitch Deck | Whitepaper | English Telegram

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Bitswift

The Bitswift team airdrops CASH, BITS, and the scrypt-based CDN digital currency as part of their community-driven basic income experiment, which takes place on an Ardor child chain. 

Paul Busch, [15.11.18 02:17]

Check out Bitswift.cash, we just pushed an update. Now supports a new claimable asset "CDN". CDN is a scrypt based digital currency trading on cryptopia, community is composed mainly of Canadians. Enjoy!

Bitswift just published their monthly newsletter, where they update their community.

The professional Bitswift tech team keeps supporting customers and are expanding. Christmas gifts can be bought for crypto and fiat in the bitswift.shop, their Ardor forging pool can be joined any time, and about the Bitswift.cash project, they write:

"The community continues to grow as we experiment with a community driven basic income project and a gateway to the token economy. We now have 3 claimable assets on Bitswift.cash (BITS /CASH / CDN) each with different claim variables that can be adjusted dynamically and while in production to accommodate new demand from citizens or price fluctuations.

CASH — Claim up to 100 per 24 hour period
CDN — Claim up to 1 per 24 hour period
BITS — Claim up to 0.01 per 24 hour period

Bitswift has made quite the amount of friends in the crypto-space since 2014, and perhaps you will see these friends bringing value to users in the Item Mine in the near future.

Bitswift is also looking for exchanges, but still

"we remind our users that Bitswift blockchain already packs a decentralized exchange which is accessible through the web client at https://bitswift.network. Users should also be aware that they can avoid exchanges all together and purchase BITS with Canadian dollars through the Bitswift.cash flexepin top up system.

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MOBS

Bring on the video disruption

Last week, we told you about MOBS, a social video app, leveraging the blockchain and AI, to enable users to collectively create and monetize their smartphone video recordings, and marketers to find and buy the content (and rights) they need to do their business.

"We are integrating blockchain technology and issuing our own token because it makes our business model more efficient and it truly gives us a competitive advantage."

Nxters gave them feedback in ardornxt.slack, and Mobs CEO Raquel Schafhauser checked in to reply.

In the last few years (feels like decades), well-meaning blockchain projects have branded themselves on promises of securing content creators’ ownership of their content, their possible monetization of it, and, of course, in the future, integrating p2p payments and social sharing, connecting artists and fans p2p, all decentralized and all on the blockchain, and what have we. Musicoin. Revelator. Mycelia. What about a meme economy, Archetype? Yes, it can all be programmed, some of it has, on isolated blockchains. What's next? Who will use it? And why? Why use a blockchain and not an ordinary centralized database? Raquel Schafhauser answered:

One of the key points here is MOBS tokens. Marketers not only struggle to get secure access to user-generated content, but they also struggle to reward amateur creators. Why?

For example:
Creators are in other countries, there are currency exchange rates to deal with, different bank policies etc. If the amount to pay is low, the payment fees make it not worth it.

Brands have taken up a common practice of requesting consent by commenting on the post of the content they wish to use and rewarding the creator by crediting them in their post. Other brands ask their audience for content in exchange for products, coupons, entries in a raffle...you name it.

There is no easy way for them to scale a rewards system that could actually work everywhere in the world. [With Mobs] a marketer in Canada could access and license content created by a smartphone user in Thailand instantly, or even ask those smartphone users to create custom content for them.

Self-executing contracts and a trustable peer-to-peer trading system make the licensing of this kind of content more accessible for the parties involved, it's an important part of the blockchain contribution to the Mobs use case.

"MOBS" isn't building a blockchain - Jelurida already did that. Mobs has a competitive advantage, their focus is on doing business, not building blockchain. Their whitepaper concerns a well-developed PRODUCT and a clear business plan, not the development of yet another blockchain or smart contract that must launch on an unscalable development platform before it can be built upon. Ardor's API already supports a transparent payment system, a marketplace, tagging of users, contract signing, data storage, KYC, a decentralized cross-chain exchange, Euro-pegged tokens, and a fiat gateway right out of the box.

Here's an interview with the CEO and co-founder:
https://medium.com/mobs-video/interview-with-the-ceo-of-mobs-raquel-schafhauser-c9b1e786131e

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- BTW -

CLONES

The snapshot has taken place, and the RYA airdrop will be distributed when they launch their main net. Whether you participated or not - read up on their philosophy and principles.

The Rya team has published a second open letter to the community, "An Economic Overview of RYA", about the principles behind their 2 coin blockchain structure, a modified version of the Nxt codebase that they initially cloned, and nothing less than a proposal to establish a stable decentralized monetary system based on the "Proof of Trust" algorithm, not fiat. "A stable medium of exchange and unit of account for everyday transactions while Bitcoin remains the ultimate store of value", they write.

"The theory is simple — instead of naively fixing money supply and preventing inflation as seen in Bitcoin, the amount of Rya coins in circulation is based on credit, as seen in fiat. Unlike fiat however, credit is determined in a decentralized way in the free P2P loan market and not manually set by a central bank."

Read more...

Also, Jelurida mentioned RYA this week and emphasized:

"We always encourage other teams to build their applications using the Nxt public blockchain and its various features but there are also use cases which require radical core changes, and projects that wish to explore new ideas and ways to utilize the blockchain technology using Nxt as fundamental starting point.

A recent example of such project is Rya – a decentralized monetary system with variable token supply and two different types of tokens (Rya Whitepaper).

(...) we could not consider such changes for Nxt itself. But we are happy to see that newly started projects are willing to adopt our blockchain creation framework, to test new exciting ideas and a different approach to further challenge the limits of blockchain technology. Our Jelurida Public License is flexible enough and can be used for projects which are not just copying the code but are making considerable changes to it."

Nxters will receive 0.4 RYA and o.4 TRUST on the new Rya blockchain per 1 NXT they held at block height 2.110.000. Rya will need forgers and nodes when they launch in order to bootstrap a nice decentralized blockchain network. Keep it in mind and stay tuned.

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

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A Week With Elizabeth

It's with great pleasure that we invite you on another journey.

This week we invite you to follow a great veteran from our community. An always inclusive and hearty, inventive professional no-troll-accepting designer and businesswoman. One that understands the true power of giving, an important leg of the long gone Nxt Starfish, co-founder of the Nxt Foundation, now head of the ARDOR & NXT GROUP. QBTC, The Cryptowoman, Elizabeth Mong, once lost but also returned (to the foreground), strengthened, and with even greater warmth, knowledge - and nice Ardor stickers too. 🙂

Madfox (as Sazan and you all rocked the Nov II puzzle), wrote:

This is the beginning of a great series. Next week (Nov III) I'll make A Week With Elizabeth. We will highlight them all!!

To solve the puzzle - you should wait for the puzzle!
What are the clues - encrypted message in the prize account will tell

The prize account: ARDOR-SGZ8-EC8Y-TWZC-5VL4T. 100 IGNIS in it. [UPDATE: 300 IGNIS now!] Bit by bit Elizabeth announces the passphrase. Puzzlers follow her feed, pick out words, and will in the meantime stay updated about the greatness of blockchain.

But... Alice and Bob know: that's not even a puzzle. Therefore, this week:
The first person to pick up the full passphrase and access the prize account first will be able to claim IGNIS, BUT. Anyone that picks up the passphrase and accesses the prize account will get to know how to solve...

...which might lead to a bonus prize. Good luck.

The puzzle prizes are sponsored by the ANG.

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Nxter News 2018 – November II: Wherever Smart People Work, Doors are unlocked

Nxter News | November (II)

Wherever Smart People Work, Doors are unlocked

Welcome, dear Nxters and other followers!

There are more good reasons than usual to join ardornxt.slack this week, if you aren't a member already. One is the AMA with Jelurida, that will take place on November 14th, and be about Lightweight Contracts and the Ardor Hackathon. Another is a new channel called #MOBS. Read more below. Yes, it's warming up.

After a week where the so-called crypto media have been occupied with covering the delays and problems with plasma, sharding, Eth PoW difficulty, SEC charging DEX founders, and price speculation, we at Nxter Magazine bring you another weekly round of positive blockchain news. As Jelurida's 10-second blocks run full steam ahead on testnet, a snapshot of DOM tokens will take place, a new video demonstrates how you can create Euro-backed tokens in less than 15 minutes on the Ardor platform, the snapshot for the RYA + TRUST airdrop is closing in, and yes, there's the Mobs team saying hello, announcing a killer video app and marketplace, which might be powered by a new Ardor child chain token when it launches in 2019.

We thank you, for letting us take you through another week that was;

Jelurida Status Update

AMA on Wednesday 14

Now is your chance to ask technical questions and learn from the core developers of Nxt and Ardor, as Jelurida has put forth the date for their Hackathon/Lightweight Contract AMA session

Jelurida announced:

An AMA session about Lightweight Contracts and the Ardor Hackathon will be held on Wednesday, Nov 14 at 17:00 UTC on the Ardor & Nxt Slack! If you are not a member yet, join our slack now!

nxtplatform.org/slack

https://www.jelurida.com/ardor-hackathon-2018

The Ardor core dev team will be live for 1 hour to answer questions about LCs & the ongoing Online Hackathon. If you can't attend, ask your questions before the AMA here:
https://www.reddit.com/r/AMA/comments/9viktx/ama_on_lightweight_contract_blockchain_technology/

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The Hackathon

The challenges are known, the development environment just got faster with Ardor 2.0.2e processing 10-second blocks on the testnet - the time is now for you to join the Ardor hackathon!

How is it coming along? There's room for more attendees - so come and play along.

Veronica Torras informs:

This is the first of a series, and Jelurida will learn and improve for next editions. The promotion of the hackathon won’t stop until the deadline (social media posts and contact with developers targeted through our team), but I would say that there are good chances to win a prize if you code a great solution to one or several of the challenges *wink*

The real number of participants is unknown though, as there is no application process - Jelurida decided to do it like this to make the process easier. 40 people have joined the hackathon mailing list, but this is not a requirement to participate.

More info

Shilling:

Blockchain MT - continued...

How do you sell a unique product?

Last week we published a notice about Jelurida's meeting with the MITA (Malta Information Technology Agency) before the official Malta blockchain Summit. Here's the video.

Learn about the various Cloud Baas offerings, and how Ardor's "Full Blockchain as a Service" offering makes it fast and efficient for businesses to launch customized, feature-rich blockchains that rely on a distributed network of nodes for security.

From 29:57 Skylar Hurwitz (CryptoDemetrius) demos the Ardor client, demonstrating how to launch your own EURO-backed Reward Points, Loyalty Points, and Game Tokens in just 15 minutes, using the Euro-pegged AEUR Ardor child chain.

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COMMUNITY

Nxter Puzzle | A Week With Sazan

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

Last week, we had a tribute to awesome community member SAZAN.

The rules of the puzzle are HERE, and you should know this. The 100 IGNIS, kindly sponsored by the ANG, got transferred from the prize account - as Crypto_Case took it all. Well done 🙂

This week expect a NxterPuzzle much like it. An announcement will be made by Madfox the NxterPuzzlemaster, and the details, of course, be published here on Nxter.org.

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

EXCHANGES

TRADE

IGNIS | NXT | ARDR

TOP 3 EXCHANGES BY VOLUME THIS WEEK

NXT

coinbit.co.kr
hitbtc.com
bittrex.com

IGNIS

coinbit.co.kr
upbit.com
bittrex.com

ARDR

upbit.com
binance.com
bittrex.com

Support your Tokens

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

CoinPulse
Bithumb
CoinPulse

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

Bithumb

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

MEETUPS

Upcoming Events

2º Meetup Ardor São Paulo, on November 16
Asia Blockchain Week in Singapore, on November 27 - December 1
2º Meetup Ardor São Paulo, on November 16

The second Ardor Meetup in São Paulo with exclusive presentations on the Ardor platform. The event will be free and held on November 16 at Galpão da Pizza from 19:00 to 22:00.

Source

Asia Blockchain Week in Singapore, on November 27 - December 1

Jelurida attends Asia Blockchain Week, one of the major international platforms for showcasing innovative Blockchain solutions.

More information

Been there

LIBERTHON, Tel Aviv, Nov 8-9

Lior went:

"Back from a two days marathon at https://www.liberthon.org, the tides are starting to turn, Ehereum is still strong but most teams are seeking a way out and are willing to discuss alternatives.

The choice of first place was really weird, it was given to the weakest entry out of 13, I was really surprised. Having a working product was around 55% of the score, all 3 winners did not demonstrate a working product." 

West Africa cyber security & blockchain technology conference

BUSINESS

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

Dominium

A SNAPSHOT of DOM balances will be taken on November 12, and another property bond has been launched on Dominium

If you own DOM, now would be a good time to associate your account with an Ardor wallet and identify yourself (KYC) on their website. All accounts that have passed KYC (minimum Clearance Level 1) and have an Ardor wallet associated with their account will get their balance transferred to the upcoming Ardor child chain for free through a JSON file which will be created on the 12th. Transactions after the 12th of November will carry a small publishing fee. Dominium PROMISES that your passphrase never leaves your device and that only your wallet address and public key are shared with Dominium.

Ahem. ...

Erwin, (Dominium):

We'll never send a passphrase across the internet nor store it. We are using the exact same javascript code Ardor client is using for in browser wallet generation. Fair point you can't see/verify this. Like I said, it's a matter of trust. For those who don't trust this to be the case, we will offer an alternative shortly by allowing to sign/provide proof of ownership with a generated token.

Well, we trust you, Dominium. Nevertheless, quite a few hardboiled community veterans can be trusted to NEVER comply. Entering your passphrase, the access key to your whole investment on to a website is simply a no go, and the reason for Nxt and Ardor having a feature called "token generation". By generating a token with your passphrase, you can prove ownership of your account without exposing its passphrase. That's how Ardorgate does it. You can generate new accounts, prove ownership of your account, and also sign transactions OFFLINE, with a tool like SIGBRO. It's not about trusting/not trusting Dominium (or ardor.nxter.org). It's making sure that neither investors nor Dominium run the risk of losing millions to a hacker of the website. A legit concern in this brave new Cryptoworld. Therefore it's good to see Dominium follow up with the announcement that "multiple accounts will soon be supported as will generated token signing instead of passphrase signing". Then it's up to the investor to decide, whether you want to run a risk or wait a sec.

In other news:

The second property bond was launched on Dominium:

Max Property Fund II

As announced last week, Max Property Group released a tokenized property fund on Dominium's platform. The fund invests in residential property in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, promises 6.25% annual return, a profit share of 40% upon exit after term, the term is 10 years + 2 months, the lock-in period is 1 year, after which the tokens can be traded freely on the platform.

Max Property Deutschland NEW!

This newly released fund invests in residential - and some commercial - property in Lower Saxony, Germany, pays 8% annual return, a profit share of 30% upon exit after term, the term is 10 years, the lock-in period is 1 year, after which the tokens can be traded freely on the platform.

Max Property Group UK - will go live this week!

Invests in residential - and some commercial - property in the United Kingdom, pays 10% annual return, a profit share of 30% upon exit after term, the term is 10 years, the lock-in period is 1 year, after which the tokens can be traded on the platform.

Emission fee is 2%. Minimum investment: €1000.

People from the USA, North Korea, Syria, Iran, and Yemen are excluded from investing in the offered securities.

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

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Meet the MOBS

Mobs is an AI powered mobile app that will help you create crowdsourced videos and list them on a fancy p2p marketplace

This week a new project was announced.

MOBS is a social mobile app, with which users can get together in groups (mobs), create videos together, and - if they choose to - stick their final creation up on a searchable marketplace in order to monetize their creations, for example by licensing or selling their masterpieces to marketers. And - you guessed it - all market/contract/transaction data will be stored on the blockchain, and there's going to be a $MOBS token.

The people behind the MOBS app are no n00bs to tech startup scene, counting serial entrepreneur Raquel H. Schafhauser as CEO, Senior Partner Engineer at Netflix, Andrés H Schafhauser, as CTO, as well as a mob of experienced advisors from the film industry, the blockchain environment, legal advisors, etc. Mobs has been under development since January 2017.

VanBreuk, an advisor to the team, announced:

We want to share the project with the Ardor community at this early point in our roadmap, as product development is starting to gain traction, and before the token sale begins.

Essentially, Mobs is a mobile application that allows users to meet and create videos together, through a simple collaborative interface powered by AI, and provides a blockchain based marketplace for selling and licensing all the user generated content.

Traditionally it hasn't been simple for marketers and companies to acquire video footage, particularly user generated content, every year more engaging and attractive than branded video content. Mobs aims to solve this problem with an ecosystem where people can gather in Mob chat groups, sharing videos they shot using their cellphones. The application then offers simple creative options in the form of masterpiece templates, that can automatically produce an edited, crowd-sourced video thanks to a special sauce algorithm and the smartphone capabilities. This can be done simply for fun (imagine a group of friends producing a movie after their weekend trip together, a family creating a memory after a birthday or a wedding, or a community collaborating in a video about their favorite topic for sharing on social media), but a Mob can also start because an event organizer invites the audience to share the videos they recorded during the experience, or because a company calls for video contributions from customers for a specific marketing campaign.

The disruptive element in Mobs happens, of course, thanks to a P2P market economy facilitated by blockchain. Creators can not only produce content together, but also place it for sale in a decentralized marketplace under a certain license and conditions. Then marketers and content consumers can browse this marketplace and purchase any available piece of footage directly from the users, and the platform can reward creators proportionally to the content they license while keeping fees and costs at a minimum.

As you guess by now, it soon became clear to me that Mobs could be a great fit in the Ardor platform, as a MOBS child chain focused on the Digital Goods Store API and taking advantage of other features that Nxt has been testing for a good while. While during the last months we've also done research in other blockchain platforms, at this moment using Ardor technology remains our first option.

Get information, including their whitepaper, from the mobs.video website, and you can ask questions, give feedback and engage in the conversation with the Mobs team @ ardornxt.slack, the #mobs channel.

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CLONES

The snapshot of NXT balances is close. If you hold NXT on 17/11, then 0.4 RYA + 0.4 TRUST per 1 NXT will be reserved and hit your wallet address when the Rya team launches the modified clone

bkUpT from the Rya team clarifies:

So to be clear to everyone, there isn’t a timeline or guidelines as to when the main net will launch and everyone to be able to access Ryacoin. The snapshot is on the 17th, not the main net launch - when the main net launch happens then the airdrop will happen according to NXT balances in the snapshot.

Mr. Brown adds:

  1. The price is a matter of demand and supply.
  2. The design is for stability for the long term. In the beginning, I would expect it to be very unstable.
  3. There is no connection to the Fiat money so 1$ or any other comparison to the dollar value is irrelevant.

The Tokok exchange has announced that it will be supporting the snapshot and airdrop of RYA. This also means that Tokok will most likely be the first exchange to list RYA, alongside NXT, IGNIS, and ARDR. If you want to also receive TRUST tokens you have to keep your NXT in a wallet you control - TRUST tokens cannot be transferred or sold. And as always - be aware that by choosing to leave your NXT on an exchange, they become a 3rd party, as it is up to THEM to distribute the airdrop to you.

Learn more: ANN | Website | Whitepaper | Twitter | Reddit | Telegram chat

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XendBit's whitelist is open

Starting in Africa, XendBit wants to launch a trackable, trustless Nxt-based alternative to banks and bring financial inclusion to the unbanked. Its ICO token is ERC20 - its tech is Nxt and Ardor.

The XendBit ICO pre-sale will start on December 1st, and the whitelist is open for registration at xendbit.io.

Also, last week an AMA (Ask Me Anything) session with the XendBit founder and CEO, Bolaji Onibudo, took place on their Telegram channel. Mr. Onibudo explained how he got into Cryptocurrency and Blockchain shortly after the global crude oil crash around mid-2016. He saw many local construction companies having to downsize, some were even forced to shut down completely, and he thought that perhaps there wasn't adequate planning and budgeting for such critical infrastructure projects like housing for the citizens, construction of schools and hospitals. And so, having heard about blockchain and smart contracts from a friend he spent time with while in York for his college internship, Mr. Onibudo reckoned: "we need Blockchain in government to ensure budgets are well implemented and perhaps to facilitate everyday transactions in Africa and other emerging economies". He wrote:

"I wanted to do everything possible under the Blockchain umbrella, Wallet, Exchange, coin etc. (...) then I developed the first XendBit windows wallet based on BitcoinJ library and to my surprise it worked as I was able to get a friend to send me some bitcoins on the wallet."

Wendy Q. [05.11.18 16:30]

What makes XendBit different from platforms like EtherDelta or WaveDex?"

Bolaji Onibudo, [05.11.18 16:32]

Most of those exchanges only support single chain tokens and to be a full fledged DEX you must be capable of atomic swaps, i.e.multi-chain transactions. XendBit is a multi-chain DEX supporting BTC, ETH, LTC, Ardor, Monero, NXT, Ignis, DASH and more to come.

Opeyemi Adeniran, [05.11.18 16:41]

How will XendBit be able to help financial inclusion in Africa. With this, i mean people that does not and cannot have access to the traditional bank accounts? Having access to payments, remittances and transfers across the continent with much ease.

Bolaji Onibudo, [05.11.18 16:44]

Currently we are connected to over 30 banks in Africa, as a requirement of the central banks we are required to enforce KYC and AML requirements. Our integration with the banks makes it second nature to easily verify the identities of XendBit users with the banks.

We intend to leverage the features of the Blockchain and provide a secure multi-chain  wallet that acts as quasi-bank account that will enable savings, payments/remittances and also give individuals access to credit.

Read the rest of this AMA on the XendBit Telegram channel - or learn from the whitepaper.

A few days later, an African community member asked a question that IMHO exemplifies the relevance of XendBit, and why it should be taken very seriously. This is not a funny Cryptokitten, not another shitcoin launch, or a to-the-moooon-token. XendBit is on a mission to solve real problems, also on a local level. And how great is it, that it's Bolaji Onibudo, and not some foreign investor that stands behind it.

Sadia Lawal wrote:

Take a look at this table [below].

Increase in the price of these food items is even more than a 100% between 2015 and 2016. My question now is, with the issue of inflation and hyperinflation and everyone wanting to switch to a more stable currency, what can be done for those whose investment and value have been trapped in fiat currency?

David, [09.11.18 14:03]

Hello Sadiya. Inflation and Hyperinflation have become common in many economies due to many factors, of which only one is the dwindling value of the fiat currency of the country. With the advent of Crypto currencies, attempts will be made to create Stablecoins which could slow down inflation.

Ewere Osaro, [09.11.18 14:24]

I like the idea of Xendbit introducing the NGN tether which is a stablecoin just like the USD tether. As a Nigerian cryptocurrency trader, I am so eager to see this become a reality soon.

The beauty of having a stablecoin is to be able to hedge your coins during period of negative volatility (falling market) thereby still retaining the original value. Just take for example when bitcoin got to the peak around $20,000 early this year, some individuals who understand market cycle were able to quickly convert their bitcoin to USD tether. Imagin, if you had converted your 1 bitcoin to USD Tether when price was at $20,000, the value will still be retained by now. Guess how much bitcoin you will have now if you convert your $20,000 tether to bitcoin given the current price today? A whooping  approximately 3 bitcoin!  NGN tether will  help Nigerian traders on our platform to quickly convert their bitcoin or other cryptocurrencies to naira during period of negative volatility thereby still retaining  the actual value of your crypto. You will also be able to withdraw this into your naira bank immediately if you choose not to convert back to crypto.

JayDee, [09.11.18 15:02]

Xendbit is fast becoming Africa's fiat-to-crypto, crypto-to-fiat switch for instant transfer, remittances and exchange #beyondbanking.

Let's hope it does. A lot is happening right now. Here at Nxter, we bring you the Nxt- and Ardor-related news and the quotes of the week - we do not trade, we do not ask you to buy/sell, and we do not give investment advice - always DYOR!

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A Week With Sazan

SOLVED!

If you don't know Sazan, check $NXT $ARDR on Twitter.

A dedicated Nxter since 2013, running several nodes, and just as trigger-happy but fair in his harsh comments to Jelurida on Slack as he is on Twitter whenever an article about PoS without Nxt being mentioned comes across his screen. Sazan is lightning, when it comes to tweeting news, finding new press clips and mentions of Nxt, Ignis, Ardor, clones and child chains. A true blockchain supporter, a Maker, powered by Nxt and Ardor love and solar energy - this week's Nxter Puzzle could not be dedicated to anyone but the unparallelled Mr. Sazan Avdiu.

Madfox:

I have a passphrase, it consists of 14 words. Sazan puts 2 words per day randomly in his tweets with the hashtag #NxterPuzzleWord [number] — [word]. Example: #NxterPuzzleWord 1 — generation.

Prize account ID is ARDOR-XWUV-PET6-CT3V-HXNP7. 100 IGNIS to win at the moment, thanks to ANG (ardornxt.io).

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Nxter News – November 2018 (I): It Always Seems Impossible Until It’s Done

Nxter News | November 2018 (I)

It Always Seems
Impossible Until It’s Done

Welcome, dear Nxters and other followers!

What is truly impossible? Licking your own elbow? Yes. Teach goldfish to play clarinet? Positive. Code and launch a decentralized blockchain platform that smokes AWS, IBM, Oracle, Microsoft, Ethereum? Done. And bring it to the mainstream? We'll see about that.

There's a new promising testnet release, Jelurida's Lightweight Contracts hackathon is ongoing, team members are in Malta discussing Full BaaS versus Cloud BaaS solutions and pitching Ardor, others are laying final hands on the next Ardor mainnet release, which will push Lightweight Contracts to the mainnet and launch Dominium's real estate child chain. From the community, we have Nxt and Ardor mobile wallet updates, Nxter puzzles with IGNIS prizes, and the RYA team growing, warming up to their mainnet release and a 1:0.4 airdrop to NXT holders. Oh. And then the world's first property bond on blockchain was just launched on the Ardor powered Dominium platform.

We thank you, for letting us take you through another week that was;

Ardor 2.2.0e Released

ardor-logo-background-white-black

Mandatory testnet upgrade introduces 10 seconds block time, Dominium real estate child chain, new Asset Properties feature, Voucher fix and Lightweight Contract improvements

On Friday 12:00 CET Jelurida released a MANDATORY upgrade for testnet nodes.

The new release includes:

- Upgrades to the Lightweight Contracts

- The Dominium child chain 

- Asset Properties feature, new API
- attach metadata to assets, in the form of name/value pairs

- Loading transaction voucher which contains an attached encrypted message fix

- The average block time will be reduced to 10 seconds on testnet, after block 455000 to allow faster testing and development and to test the feasibility of reducing block time should the need arise on mainnet.

- Freezing of assets and currencies, to be used for tokens that are scheduled to become child chains, Migration of a frozen asset or currency to a new child chain, Loading of account balances for new child chains
- as seen when the ARDR asset and the IGNIS ICO token (JLRDA) were ported from the Nxt blockchain to Ardor

Full changelog

Hackers beware:

All existing [Lightweight] Contracts will have to be redeployed on testnet and contract runners using a previous version won't be able to run contracts deployed using the current version.

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Ardor in The BaaS Landscape

Veronica Torras discussed the BaaS landscape at a MITA meeting in Malta. Ardor is the first and currently only working Full Blockchain-as-a-Service platform running in production

Veronica told us:

"We had 30 people in the room, most of them from several minister departments of the government in Malta, few students and one startup. This was a private event for the MITA people. We are looking forward to the event of this evening where there are over 50 people inscribed."

Source

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Blockchain MT

Malta is, with its crypto-friendly policies, re-branding itself "Blockchain Island". It seems to work. On Nov 1-2 Jelurida is visiting along with other world-leading blockchain companies  

Prime Minister Honourable Joseph Muscat kicked off the event which is packed with great keynote speakers, networking events, ICO pitches, a hackathon, and an award show - among other things. Jelurida is ready to help at booth 260, so maybe McAfee should drop by and discuss clones?

LWC Security Model

Smart Contracts are known for their awesomeness - and for being exploited and cause severe losses of funds. LightWeight Contracts are secure stateless Java contracts on the blockchain

Lior Yaffe explains the security measures taken by Jelurida before the launch of Ardor's Lightweight Contracts framework on the mainnet. Your funds are safu, as Lightweight Contracts execution is not part of the blockchain consensus. As a contract runner, your node is safe because Lightweight Contracts run in a "protected sandbox, which protects the local node from any malicious activity attempted by the contract". Jelurida did not invent this security system but has built in one of the already proven security frameworks available already - the Java enterprise-grade security model, JAAS.

"...we chose to integrate the Java permission system into the internals of our code. We trust the Java engineers and the 20-year legacy of mission critical Java applications to provide the best possible security framework for our contracts."

"To reach the full potential of the technology, we would like contract runners to run contracts developed by 3rd parties they do not fully trust. Supporting this would provide an “App Store” like marketplace experience for contracts, where any node runner can choose to run any contract without having to trust the developer of the contract much the same way apps run on smartphones."

Read more in Lior's post here.

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COMMUNITY

Nxter Puzzle | Algebradabra

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

About this week's brain workout, Mr. Madfox writes:

The task is to choose the right equations and make a passphrase from them.
Order - left to right.

Algebradabra

All Nxter Puzzles are listed on nxter.org/puzzles - some are still unsolved and with IGNIS to be claimed.

Ardor Lite Version 2.0.2

The Ardor Lite wallet allows for simple/fast interaction with the Ardor blockchain and its child chains on web or Android devices

Ardor Lite developer MrV777 has an ongoing application process (a nicer word for bloody battle?) going on with the Apple Store. Now awaiting their verdict for the third time - and so are we - while other crypto apps he made just seem to go right through. In the meantime - another update made to the Android version of Ardor Lite was pushed to PlayStore. He wrote:

Just minor changes, mostly translations. Thank you to those that contributed
• Small style improvements
• Updated translations for Korean, Italian, Spanish, and Dutch
• Added translations for Galician, and Portuguese

There's also an online web version available at wallet.ardor.tools, the code is open source and will be reviewed by Jelurida.

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New WalletNxt Version

WalletNxt supports NXT, ARDR, Ardor child chain tokens, and a selection of NXT clones. This week a new version was released 

NxtWallet is a multi-coin wallet, developed by community member Zhang, originally for the Chinese Nxt and Ardor community, but the app has an English version and has met adoption outside of China too.

WalletNxt is available on Google Play for Android devices, and on its website, Zhang is also offering an online version, a desktop version for Windows and Mac, and an iPhone version, which can be downloaded and installed at your own risk.

Added this week was an "Android Compatible" version, which works on Android 5.0 and older versions. Zhang stated:

Added Android compatible version: https://walletnxt.com/
Compatible: Android 5.0 or below. If you are unable to use the normal version, please use the compatible version, the compatible version cannot use the scan code function.

NxtWallet supports NXT, ARDR, IGNIS, AEUR, BITSWIFT, plus a number of selected Nxt clones, currently counting: ACTN, MTR, HEBE, APL, MOTIV, EAC, and RYA should be upcoming.

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EXCHANGES

TRADE

IGNIS | NXT | ARDR

TOP 3 EXCHANGES BY VOLUME THIS WEEK

NXT

coinbit.co.kr
coinegg.com
hitbtc.com

IGNIS

coinbit.co.kr
upbit.com
bittrex.com

ARDR

binance.com
upbit.com
bittrex.com

Support your Tokens

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

CoinPulse
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CoinPulse

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

Bithumb

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

MEETUPS

Upcoming Events

Malta Blockchain Summit, on November 1-2
Vault Bridge in Lagos, Nigeria, on November 10
Asia Blockchain Week in Singapore, on November 27 - December 1
Malta Blockchain Summit, on November 1-2

Meet Jelurida and the ArdorNxt Group in Malta.

Booth 240.

Malta Blockchain Summit

Vault Bridge in Lagos, Nigeria, on November 10

Adedayo Adebajo will be speaking at the first West African Cybersecurity & Blockchain Technology Conference in Lagos. 

VaultBridge

Asia Blockchain Week in Singapore, on November 27 - December 1

Jelurida attends Asia Blockchain Week, one of the major international platforms for showcasing innovative Blockchain solutions.

More information

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

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BUSINESS

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


Token News of The Week

CHILD CHAINS
ON IGNIS
ON NXT
CHILD CHAINS

AEUR

LATEST UPDATES

Last week Ardorgate's banking partner Mister Tango announced that due to contract cancellation with their current payment card provider, Mistertango payment cards are de-activated and no longer working from November 1, 2018.

Martis, Ardorgate, wrote:

OK, long story short. Because MT is too crypto friendly, their Mastercard service provider cancelled their contract. Just like that. But the good news, they are working with the new provider, a new card will be available in near term.

This does not affect Ardorgate users. Your fiat funds are safe, your AEUR tokens on the blockchain are safe (of course), and the Ardorgate EUR < - > AEUR gateway works as always.

New cards can already be pre-ordered in your MisterTango account dashboard, on the mobile app or their website. All users who sign up for pre-orders will receive a 1 month's free Personal+ plan, worth 4,99 EUR, they write. 

About AEUR

The AEUR token from Ardorgate can always be exchanged 1:1 for Euro through a 3rd party bank, Mister Tango. With AEUR you can transfer money cheaply, crowdfund, trade, or have an ICO in Euro - decentralized on the Ardor platform. With Ardorgate and a Mister Tango Mastercard you can spend ARDR, Ignis and other child chain tokens in shops.

Learn more: ANN | Website | Twitter


Dominium

LATEST UPDATES

Max Property Group has launched the world's first property fund on blockchain, Dominium announced. Dominium users can subscribe to the fund online, pass KYC procedures digitally, purchase regulatory compliant property bonds from as little as €1,000, and once the fund is fully subscribed, trade the tokenized assets with other users. 

“The use of blockchain technology means that investors can participate from just €1,000 as opposed to the €10,000 minimum that we had to set for the previous Dutch fund.”

On November 10, Dominium's ambassador in Nigeria, Mr. Kingdom Linus, will be representing Dominium at the West Africa Cyber Security & Blockchain Conference in Lagos, Nigeria. Tickets are free, and interested parties can schedule a private meeting, with limited slots available.

About Dominium

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

Dominium will become a marketplace for property sales and rentals, and will also register property management activities, thus creating a fully transparent historical chain of information, serving tenants, buyers and investors alike. Dominium will also allow third party fund creators to set up property funds with standardised documentation, under an umbrella licence.

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

The Dominium child chain will be released on November 30. DOM token will be tradable on the decentralized Ardor Exchange immediately after its release. You can buy DOM tokens from the ICO, or earn DOM tokens by referring. Sign up and start earning.

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


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ON IGNIS

EZYcount ICO

LATEST UPDATES

Vivien wrote this article about the advantages of tokenizing software licenses.

About EZYcount

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

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


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ON NXT

CiviliXation Digital COOP

LATEST UPDATES

Lee Gibson Grant announced in ArdorNxt.slack:

You can buy CiviX shares at 0.50$ till 31st October. After that they will increase to 0.75 and 15 days later 1$. Anyone that buys on the pre-funding rounds will also recieve DTMI tokens as a reward on top of the shares purchased.

In the meantime, Drachmae can be found at Moldova Cyber Week:


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DEVELOPMENT

The Hackathon

Launch
October 22nd, 2018

Opening Date for Submissions
November 22nd

Deadline Date for Submissions
December 6th, 2018, 11:59 UTC

Winners Announcement
January 1st, 2019


3 Ardor Hackathon Challenges

Challenge 1:

Currency Exchange

  • 1st prize - $4000
  • 2nd prize - $2000
  • 3rd prize - $1000

Think you have what it takes to automate the process of currency exchanges? This is your chance to prove your skills by creating a Lightweight Contract to exchange between Bitcoin and Ignis.

More details...

Challenge 2:

Cloud Storage

  • 1st prize - $4000
  • 2nd prize - $2000
  • 3rd prize - $1000

Decentralized data storage has gotten lots of hype, but most blockchain platforms are still figuring out how to offer this type of feature. In this challenge, you will use the existing Data Cloud on the Ardor platform's child chains to take cloud storage and streaming to the next level.

More details...

Challenge 3:

Identity Verification

  • 1st prize - $4000
  • 2nd prize - $2000
  • 3rd prize - $1000

Fake social media accounts are a major issue, with platforms like Twitter implementing their own verification process. On the Ardor platform, we think this process can be done better. Join this challenge to develop a Lightweight Contract based on reputation management and identity verification.

More details...

It's on.

Source | Terms and Conditions | For Hackathon emails | Ardor Learning Hub

There will be an AMA (Ask Me Anything) session in early November - Date TBD, 2018.
Prizes will be paid in IGNIS tokens equivalent (using the CMC rate at the moment of payment).

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Lightweight Contracts Documentation

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

Lightweight Contracts - Wiki

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

Wiki page

Lightweight Contracts - The Blogs

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

Read the Medium articles

Lightweight Contracts Seminar w/ Lior Yaffe

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

- BTW -

CLONES

RYA

This week, Rya's stablecoin/decentralized monetary system-proposal was analyzed in a Medium article. The Rya team is growing and a snapshot and airdrop will occur on November 17 

Rya is getting attention. Besides the folks flocking to their Telegram group to ask questions about the airdrop (keep your NXT in an account YOU control), and RYA price and exchanges (there is no price, no centralized exchange listing, no ICO, the market will decide, etc.), also more devs have joined the team, and interest in the  testnet, project, and its whitepaper is picking up. Good, taking into account that Rya might be run and developed by a talented (anonymous) team right now but that it is also going to be dependent on a decentralized community-run network (remember Nxt?) and participants in the system. For this reason, understanding what the platform is about, reading the whitepaper and visiting their website is so important. Rya is here to make banks obsolete. Not to get a pump on centralized exchanges. How about it.

Website/whitepaper: https://ryacoin.io/

This week a Medium article, "A stablecoin for the apocalypse", discussed RYA's position in the "stable coin" landscape, comparing it to what currently exists. The author wrote:

"...economic autonomy and decentralization are big frickin’ deals. ...

Also, questions about scale, security and how these stablecoins address credit, money creation and other features seen in the fiat economy should be considered carefully."

In the eyes of the author, this is what the Rya team has done. He waves goodbye to fiat and "pegs" like USDT, Maker, Truecoin, Tether, et al, as he reaches the conclusion that

"[Rya's] concept is elegant and seems to promise money supply rate changes as offered by fiat, but in a completely decentralized way while being a better store of value than fiat. Also, P2P loans replace the need for institutional loans seen today. Economically speaking, Rya could exist in a vacuum and be perfectly fine.

Rya seems to have the potential to provide a secure, divisible and scalable solution that fits the apocalypse-ready template very well."

Rya is based on a clone of Nxt's source code, but its "Proof of Trust" algorithm makes use of 2 tokens - RYA and TRUST.

Read the article

The Rya team states:

“Bitcoin is a great store of value but is volatile due to its fixed supply. Fiat currency is less volatile because regulators impact the price of the currency but we don't want to rely on them. Rya proposes an automatic decentralized money supply solution based on p2p loans amongst other things which stabilizes the price of rya. This is the only way to truly make banks unnecessary.”

Testnet bounty is still OPEN. Join for FREE Rya -> https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSffJrQMg8UWFCpg2FvL1R1AdVy7hiuMv2czSeg2iLsuq1SIsw/viewform

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

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Algebradabra

Karl Theodor Wilhelm Weierstrass was born on 31 October 1815. A German mathematician often cited as the 'father of modern analysis'. The lunar crater Weierstrass and the asteroid 14100 Weierstrass are named after him. Also, there is the Weierstrass Institute for Applied Analysis and Stochastics in Berlin.

About this week's brain workout, Mr. Madfox writes:

The task is to choose the right equations and make a passphrase from them.
Order - left to right.

200 IGNIS are in the Nxter Puzzle prize account and its passphrase is right there. Good luck.

The prize is kindly sponsored by the Ardor & Nxt Group, puzzle creator is Madfox.

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

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Study Blocks

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

To solve this NxterPuzzle, you must study the Ardor platform using blocks 377262 through 377281. Key blocks are 337266 and 377275. Block 377278 could also help. Find a message hidden inside the below table and check if this message is a passphrase. There is 500 IGNIS in the NxterPuzzle prize account.

This puzzle was created by madfox, and the prize kindly sponsored by ANG.

Originally posted in Nxter News, Sep. IV. All Nxter Puzzles are listed on nxter.org/puzzles.

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Nxter News – October 2018 (IV): If the Wind Will not Serve, Take to the Oars

Nxter News | October 2018 (IV)

If the Wind Will not Serve

Take to the Oars

Welcome, dear Nxters and other followers!

And a good Friday to you, sorry for the delay this week - here's finally your newsletter! Or, it really isn't a real "newsletter" is it? More like a massive attack of updates from all over, a weekly monster-post, because Ardor has winds in the sails.

A press release from Jelurida this week sprayed the name of their BaaS solutions right into the face of blockchain peoples and businesses across the red sea of crypto, globally this time, and of course, made possible by a lot of well-done work over many years. The Ardor Hackathon challenges were announced, along with a new Ardor Learning Hub, and Slack already sees many new names in the Developer Channel. Join.

Nxters are taking action creating puzzles, Google Chrome extensions, distributing ROCKS, Travin pitched an Ardor blood and organ registration blockchain at the Open Source Summit, Jelurida rubbed shoulders with XendBit at the African BlockchainNG meetup, Dominium sells DOM and expands in China, and here at Nxter Magazine we're optimizing the mag while keeping you in the loop with Ignis, Nxt and Ardor, and yes - there's more of that, read on.

Nxters, thanks again for letting us take you through another week that was;

 

JELURIDA

> Challenge THIS
> Ardor Learning Hub
> PR Push
> Jelurida's Email List

COMMUNITY

> Nxter Puzzle: The Spider Web
> Travin @ Open Source Summit
> Blockchain NG in Abuja
> Forge For Charity
> ROCK That S**t, Homie

BUSINESS

> Dominium
> Triffic ICO
> XendBit
> C2C
EZYcount

EXCHANGES

> Top 3 Exchanges by Volume This Week
> Community VOTE: Support your Tokens

MEETUPS

> Redefining Blockchain as a Service, MALTA

DEVELOPMENT

> AR Notes


This week's newsletter is put together by apenzl, Jose, and rubenbc.
Translations are published as they come in - Spanish | Russian | Chinese | Korean

Jelurida

3 hackathon challenges, a new Ardor Learning Hub, a call for defining subcategories of offerings within the BaaS sector, a new email list, and child chains with REAL use cases. Now it's on!

Challenge THIS

3 Ardor Hackathon Challenges -
develop Lightweight Contracts and win up to $21.000 

Lightweight Contract Challenges

It's on.

Challenge 1: Currency Exchange

Think you have what it takes to automate the process of currency exchanges? This is your chance to prove your skills by creating a Lightweight Contract to exchange between Bitcoin and Ignis. More details...

Challenge 2: Cloud Storage

Decentralized data storage has gotten lots of hype, but most blockchain platforms are still figuring out how to offer this type of feature. In this challenge, you will use the existing Data Cloud on the Ardor platform's child chains to take cloud storage and streaming to the next level. More details...

Challenge 3: Identity Verification

Fake social media accounts are a major issue, with platforms like Twitter implementing their own verification process. On the Ardor platform, we think this process can be done better. Join this challenge to develop a Lightweight Contract based on reputation management and identity verification. More details...

Source | Terms and Conditions

There will be an AMA (Ask Me Anything) session in early November - Date TBD, 2018. Opening Date for Submissions: November 22nd. Deadline Date for Submissions: December 6th, 2018, 11:59 UTC. Winners Announcement: January 1st, 2019.

For Hackathon emails: http://eepurl.com/dI8Qdj. Learn more about Lightweight Contracts here.

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Ardor Learning Hub

It's time to learn again. Jelurida has launched the Ardor Learning Hub, built by their developers with the help of the community 

CHECK IT HERE

It's an awesome collection of Getting Started guides, cheat-sheets, in-depth tutorials, FAQ's and dev resources.

https://twitter.com/ArdorPlatform/status/1055038749606854658

https://twitter.com/AvdiuSazan/status/1054838249640861698

PR Push

It's shipped, NOW you can help.

Following up on last week's call for clarification of the Blockchain-as-a-Service buzzword by differentiating between FULL BaaS solutions like Ardor, and the CLOUD BaaS offerings from like IBM, HyperLedger, Microsoft Azure and the likes, another Press Release was pushed out globally this week, mentioning the Hackathon Challenges and the new educational Ardor Learning Hub.

LUGANO, SwitzerlandOctober 22, 2018

After the recent announcement of the Dominium real estate project as the Ardor blockchain-as-a-service platform's official fourth "child" blockchain, Jelurida today publicly launched the Ardor Learning Hub. (...)

Read the full statement, choose your language below.

If you miss a language or can help spread the word in your local area, don't hesitate. We want as many as possible to take notice and take part. Print it, place it at universities, share it on social media, email it to dev friends in your local language, which can be selected here:

English 1 | English 2 | Korean 1 | Korean 2Thai | Chinese 1 | Chinese 2Russian | Indonesian 1 | Indonesian 2Czech | Polish | Slovak | Malay

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Jelurida's Email List

Yup, it happened. Jelurida got run over by the GDPR train too, but now they're ready to offer you email updates straight from the horse's mouth again. Be first to know about new Nxt and Ardor versions, official announcements, and everything Jelurida.

Veronica:

We had to discard the list of general subscribers we had from the past and we need to start collecting all your emails again in order to be fully compliant with the GDPR regulation. We are looking forward to seeing you back again. Have a great weekend!

Sign up: http://eepurl.com/dERmgr

Aaaaand, don't forget to subscribe to the weekly Nxter Newsletters too: 

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COMMUNITY

Nxter Puzzle | The Spider Web

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

Normal is an illusion...
What is normal for the spider, is chaos for the fly.

In this Nxter Puzzle, Madfox gives shots to the lost souls, ghosts and ghouls. Hell is empty - because we're all here.

The Spider Web

Ignis Rockers:

The much-anticipated Ardor Rocks puzzle has been solved!

Madfox wrote on ardornxt.slack:

They solved our Ardor Rocks puzzle!!!
People are crazy
I thought it was unbreakable

It was a close race and took almost 3 weeks and a hint on Reddit for the lucky winner to get access to the prize account, which held 3000 IGNIS and 2500 $MUSIC. Congratulations to the winner, and a big round of applause to all our donators!

Unsolved puzzles are shown on nxter.org/puzzles, 2 Nxter Puzzle accounts now have 200 extra IGNIS in them. Attaaaack!

Travin @ Open Source Summit

How do blood and organs fit into a conversation about blockchain? Travin pitched an amazing prototype this week

Travin Keith, managing director of Altrean, and member of the Linux and HyperLedger Foundation pitched a European-wide organ and blood blockchain database this week at the Linux Foundation's Open Source Summit 2018. The idea is to create a secure distributed database maintained by EU member states, built on Ardor and Hyperledger Iroha, accessible for all involved parties but without EU member states signing off the control of their data or the management of the network to the European Union.

The benefits of such a setup include: hospitals and other healthcare institutions can see (permitted) exposed data, such as blood and organs available, full supply chain tracking for more accountability, and identities of blood and organ donors remain secure. Hyperledger Iroha primarily handles the identity management of each patient, and Ardor primarily handles the logistics around the transfer of blood and organs. "Part of the need for having two blockchain systems for this architecture is to further protect the privacy of each patient, as well as to allow the logistics chain to remain unaffected if ever the identity chain needs to have information completely removed".

Travin's presentation follows up on the "Bloodchain" project prototype, created for the European Commission, an integrated blood collection supply and demand management system to help address the shortage of voluntary blood and organ donations. Learn more here.

 

Blockchain NG in Abuja

Jelurida, XendBit, Bitswift, and Dominium went to Blockchain Summit NG

Forge For Charity

A new forging pool wants to donate its earnings to charity. Anyone can lease their ARDR balances risk-free to this pool 

Community member Cryptosolar, saw an opportunity in the Dominium ICO, and no, it wasn't anything like getting himself a Lambo. On the Dominium website, you can donate DOM tokens to charities like Oceana, Amnesty, Doctors Without Borders, CARE, Greenpeace and more - simply by "liking" them, when you are logged in to your Dashboard, you send 50 cents worth of DOM tokens to their organization. The idea is to use all ARDR the pool forges to buy DOM, and then donate it all.

Cryptosolar wrote:

Pool is live:

I will make sure the money will go to the charities or i am not Cryptosolar xD

CharityForgingPool
(ARDOR-2F4W-HRQG-P24S-9VP4U)

https://www.ardorportal.org/accounts/account/9010220154027521116
https://ardor.tools/account/ARDOR-2F4W-HRQG-P24S-9VP4U

Source

Also see: How to lease your forging power

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ROCK That s**t, Homie!

Ardor rocks - so you can get ROCKS on Ardor.
Confused? Users of the ardor.rocks social website are now getting crypto assets for participation on its community forum

On September 24th, the Wiremaster announced the ROCKS asset, a tokenization of the points that users of his ardor.rocks website get awarded for using the site. And then, on October 1st, he created it.

He wrote:

Please be aware that assets will not be transferred for every point you collect. It will happen at regular check cycles and when users have reached chunks of 100 points (at the moment, could change in the future). So once you have more than 100 points you’ll get your first payment (...), then you’ll get the next payment once you reach more than 200 points, and so on…

This is still very experimental, so the amount of points assigned for each task and the way the payments are done might change in the future.

So, where will it get its value from? Ideas are being discussed on the ardor.rocks forum, the Leaderboard (and the Ignis block explorer) shows the top contributors. Read along, and why not join the brainstorm - you'll even get ROCKS for it, y'know 😉

The ROCKS Asset ID is 8980081323442307, it's created by account ARDOR-RQCK-SFQ8-4PAX-FLTZX.

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BUSINESS

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


Token News of The Week

CHILD CHAINS
ON IGNIS
ON NXT
CHILD CHAINS

Dominium

LATEST UPDATES

Dominium and China Blockchain Partners (CBP) have signed an extensive partnership agreement to support Dominium’s activities within the Chinese market as a gateway to Asia. Read more.

First, it was ETH, and this week it was EUR: see here which currency to use if you want to purchase DOM tokens with a 50% discount. 

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

About Dominium

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

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

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

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


Triffic ICO

LATEST UPDATES

Triffic writes:

The iOS app is more or less ready for testing now, however, we are waiting until the Android version reaches parity before we properly open the testing to the public. This should be 2-3 weeks.

I’ve just uploaded a video which shows the progress of the augmented reality part of the app since July. Check out https://youtu.be/PwNwZRg_nj4

Also, we just started a new thread at BitcoinTalk to discuss Triffic. If any of you have the time or the inclination, please visit https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=5048763.0 and ask us questions about the project.

About Triffic

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

PR in Coinbureau - Earn on The Go With Triffic

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

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XendBit

LATEST UPDATES

https://twitter.com/XendBit/status/1054599271234723845?s=19

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

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ON IGNIS

C2C 

LATEST UPDATES

Our RewardPortal is up and running!
To get started we've prepared a guide over on BitcoinTalk.

Happy hunting!

https://rewards.c2c.global

About C2C

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


EZYcount

LATEST UPDATES

New Medium post:
Do you know the difference between Machine learning and Artificial intelligence? 

About EZYcount

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

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

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

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ON NXT

CiviliXation Digital COOP

LATEST UPDATES

Drachmae wrote:

so new site is up: civiliXation.md
still a bit more to be added
but i am bit busy with www.moldovacyberweek.md as we are event organisers and www.investgagauzia2018.md as we are also partners

You can enlighten us here if you know any better. 

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

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EXCHANGES

TRADE

IGNIS | NXT | ARDR

TOP 3 EXCHANGES BY VOLUME THIS WEEK

NXT

coinegg.com
coinbit.co.kr
hitbtc.com

IGNIS

coinbit.co.kr
upbit.com
bittrex.com

ARDR

coinbit.co.kr
hitbtc.com
upbit.com

Support your Tokens

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

CoinPulse
Bithumb
CoinPulse

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

Bithumb

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

MEETUPS

Upcoming Events

Redefining Blockchain as a Service, MALTA, on October 31
Redefining Blockchain as a Service, MALTA, on October 31

Veronica Torras (Jelurida), Terence Cassar, (GTG Advocates), and Alexander Pfeiffer (Center for applied game studies at Donau University Krems and Blockchain Consultant to the Malta Information Technology Agency (MITA) joins a panel discussion titled, "Blockchain as a Service: Beyond Buzzwords."

Veronica wrote:

Come and join us at The Thirsty Barber in Paceville on 31st October at 7pm.

Get your free ticket 

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

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DEVELOPMENT

AR Notes

Attach encrypted or public notes to any site you visit with this Ardor Dapp. Your notes live in the cloud. It's secure: data stays in your browser or on the Blockchain. No 3rd party is ever involved

Patoshi is at it again. Remember the Blockchain Gateway Chrome Extension that resolves hidden text in short URL's which are stored on the Ignis blockchain? Here's another one -

Patoshi wrote:

Another Ardor dapp i made. please give it a test. i need more testers...

Take notes for web pages and access them with a single click when visiting them again. (...) Note down something about a webpage e.g. login id, frequent flyer number, membership number, tracking id etc. Something that you want to remember when you visit that page again.

Steps to Use:
- Install extension
- Click icon and enter in any user / password to generate your account (Save this. There is NO Forget Password option.)
- Go to any web page
- Click icon and create a note!
- If saving to the "Blockchain". First claim some free tokens to pay the fee, go here: https://www.ardor.world/en/faucet_ignis

All features:
- Take private or public notes and access them with a single click.
- Create public notes for everyone to see at a specific web page URL.
- Encrypt note with your main passphrase or add an additional layer of encryption. (Enabled in options)
- Option to add sitewide page notes. Sitewide notes are available for all the pages of the website.
- Sync your notes to the Ardor Blockchain Data Cloud. No data loss if your you lose your local data for some reason.
- All notes are available through a single page to make it easy to search in your private and public notes.
- Browser icon changes color if there is a 'note' available for a web page.
- Multiple computers can stay in sync using sync to the blockchain feature.
- No 3rd party to trust. Data stays with the user -- either on the browser or user's Ardor account.

Try it here:
https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/ar-notes-attach-notes-to/jnfhpodaonohmgpjmipgelfppnfejejc​​

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The Spider Web

UPDATE: SOLVED

In the spirit of undead kids begging for candy, zombies, rattling bones, pumpkins, and the resurrection of IGNIS, the theme of this week's Nxter Puzzle is ... All Hallows' Eve!

Madfox wrote:

This font with small webs inside is looking nice.
Hidden long phrase is there)

Go get scared:

The Nxter Puzzle prize is kindly sponsored by the Ardor / Nxt Group.

You'll find 200 IGNIS in the prize account this week. The Account ID is ARDOR-2GRF-FH6B-9EH4-9M3FU. Best wishes.

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The Mystery Of Orion

Update: The Prize is now 500 IGNIS. 

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

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

https://twitter.com/wire_master/status/1050829212226064385

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

Nxter News | October 2018 (III)

Pleasure in the Job
Puts Perfection in the Work

Welcome, dear Nxters and other followers!

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

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

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

Jelurida Status Update

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

Full Steam Ahead

Lior Yaffe, on Twitter:

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

See more on Jelurida's Twitter

RuhrSummit 2018 in Bochum

Fransisco Sarrias attended RuhrSummit 2018 on behalf of Jelurida.

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Hackathon PRE-LAUNCH

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

Veronica announces:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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New Child Chain on Nov. 30

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

They wrote:

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

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

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

Source

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COMMUNITY

Nxter Puzzle | The Mystery of Orion

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

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

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

https://twitter.com/wire_master/status/1050829212226064385

The First Ardor Meetup in Brazil

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

Elizabeth:

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

Blockchain Ardor Series

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

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

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

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

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

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

Next up is a Bundling Tutorial:

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

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

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

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

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EXCHANGES

TRADE

IGNIS | NXT | ARDR

TOP 3 EXCHANGES BY VOLUME THIS WEEK

NXT

coinbit.co.kr
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coinbit.co.kr
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ARDR

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

BUSINESS

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


Token News of The Week

CHILD CHAINS
ON IGNIS
ON NXT
CHILD CHAINS

Dominium

LATEST UPDATES

Gudo Thijssen writes:

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

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

About Dominium

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

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

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

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


Bitswift 

LATEST UPDATES

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

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

About Bitswift

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

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

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


XendBit

LATEST UPDATES

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

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

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ON IGNIS

EZYcount ICO

LATEST UPDATES

Vivien was video interviewed by BlockNews last week.

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

About EZYcount

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

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

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

The ICO ended yesterday, on October 15th.

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


C2C 

LATEST UPDATES

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

https://rewards.c2c.global

About C2C

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


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ON NXT

CiviliXation Digital COOP

LATEST UPDATES

Nothing this week that we heard of.

You can enlighten us here if you know any better. 

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

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DEVELOPMENT

A Reminder about... IGNIS

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

From ArdorNxt.slack.com:

BP

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

travin

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

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

mrv777

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

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

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

- BTW -

CLONES

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

16.10.18 17:46, the Rya team announced:

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

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

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

Rya team

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

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

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IN OTHER MEDIA

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Lior commented on his speech in this Medium article:

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

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

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

Let’s discuss his points

...

Consensus | Scaling | Cloning | Security | Market Manipulation

Source

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

/apenzl

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

Nxter News | October 2018 (II)

The Journey Of A Thousand Miles Begins With One Step

Lao Tzu

Welcome, dear Nxters and other followers!

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

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

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

Jelurida Status Update

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

Ardor v2.1.2

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

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

They wrote:

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

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

Source

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

V2.1.2 ANN Thread | Download it

Nxt v1.11.15

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

Lior Yaffe wrote:

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

V1.11.15 ANN Thread | Download it

#Madrid

Look at them.

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

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COMMUNITY

Presenting Ardor to Authorities

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

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

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Ardor Updates 09/2018 

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

CryptoDemetrius wrote:

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

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

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The Ardor Bootcamp

The Ardor Bootcamp is still free on Udemy.com.

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

SIGN UP!

ardor-bootcamp-screen

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

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

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Nxter Puzzle | Ardor Still Rocks!

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

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

Ardor Rocks!

By apenzl | 02/10/2018

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

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

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Blockchain Platform Comparison

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

BUSINESS

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


Token News of The Week

CHILD CHAINS
ON IGNIS
ON NXT
CHILD CHAINS

Dominium ITO

LATEST UPDATES

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

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

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

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

The Dominium ITO is ongoing.

Dominium mentioned last week in The Sydney Morning Herald:

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

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

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


Triffic ICO

LATEST UPDATES

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

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

https://youtu.be/dgqN0NAeJ6U

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

About Triffic

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

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


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ON IGNIS

EZYcount ICO

LATEST UPDATES

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

Vivien wrote:

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

About EZYcount

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

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

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

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


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ON NXT

LATEST UPDATES

Nothing this week that we heard of.

You can enlighten us here if you know any better. 

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

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TRADE

IGNIS | NXT | ARDR

TOP 3 EXCHANGES BY VOLUME THIS WEEK

NXT

coinegg.com
hitbtc.com
bittrex.com

IGNIS

upbit.com
indodax.com
bittrex.com

ARDR

huobi.pro
upbit.com
binance.com

EXCHANGES

ARDR Trading Campaign

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

Announcement:

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

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

Click here to sign up: https://jinshuju.net/f/u2c35J

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

CEO.bi adds Ardor

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

Announcement:

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

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DEVELOPMENT

Ardor Lite App - Update

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

The developer, mrv777 wrote:

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

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

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

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

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Lightweight Contracts

The simplicity regarding the unique Contracts framework

CLONES

Rya - A Decentralized Monetary System

Airdrop incoming

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

They write:

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

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

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

Cheers,
Rya team

Rahmat Firmansyah:

Where 60% Rya go away ?

koko jambo:

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

b@kUpT:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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IN OTHER MEDIA

Beyond Buzzwords

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

Let's start with an example.

Bitzamp - Understanding Ardor (ARDR)

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

The author wrote:

Conclusion

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

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

Redefining Blockchain as a Service — Beyond Buzzwords

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

This is:

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

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

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

Thought leadership - and practice

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

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

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

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

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Rawr XD Means Suppertime

UPDATE: SOLVED

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

Or did it?

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

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

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

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

Nxter News | October 2018 (I)

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

Welcome, dear Nxters and other followers!

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

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

Jelurida Status Update

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

Job Offers at Jelurida

Jelurida is looking to expand and needs more talented people.

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

They wrote:

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

More info

Ardor Channel Rebranded

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

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

New Ardor series on YouTube

By apenzl | 27/09/2018

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

Blockchain Fest’18 Insights

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

Watch

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Nxter Puzzle | Ardor Rocks

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

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

Ardor Rocks!

By apenzl | 02/10/2018

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

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

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ANG - XendBit Interview

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

The XendBit pre-ICO will begin in 60 days.

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

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

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

Website | Whitepaper

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Ardor Korean Community

The Ardor community is a global one and expanding  

@ArdorBaby updated us:

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

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

Visit the Korean Community site

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The Ardor Bootcamp

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

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

SIGN UP!

ardor-bootcamp-screen

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

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

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MEETUPS

Upcoming Events

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

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

Veronica wrote:

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

South Summit

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

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EXCHANGES

Ardor On Huobi

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

Announcement:

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

Ignis on ChangeHero

New listing:
IGNIS can now be traded on ExchangeHero.

Announcement:

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

Ignis + ARDR on Changelly

New listing:
IGNIS can now be traded on Changelly.

Announcement:

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

Announcement:

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

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

TOP 3 EXCHANGES BY VOLUME THIS WEEK

NXT

coinegg.com
hitbtc.com
bittrex.com

IGNIS

upbit.com
bittrex.com
indodax.com

ARDR

huobi.pro
upbit.com
hitbtc.com

Support your Tokens

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

CoinPulse
Bithumb
Cryptaldash
CoinPulse

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

Bithumb

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

Cryptaldash

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

BUSINESS

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


Token News of The Week

CHILD CHAINS
ON IGNIS
ON NXT
CHILD CHAINS

Dominium ITO

LATEST UPDATES

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

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

Listen

The Dominium ITO is ongoing.

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

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


Triffic ICO

LATEST UPDATES

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

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

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

About Triffic

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

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


Bitswift (BITS)

LATEST UPDATES

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

bitswiftbro wrote:

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

About Bitswift

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

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


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ON IGNIS

EZYcount ICO

LATEST UPDATES

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

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

Watch it

About EZYcount

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

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

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

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


Frasindo

LATEST UPDATES

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

About Frasindo

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

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

FRAS Ardor asset ID: 4777913785555377445.

More info


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ON NXT

CiviliXation Digital COOP

LATEST UPDATES

Drachmae wrote:

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

...

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

About 

DTMI was announced on Bitcointalk in November 2017.

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

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

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

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

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DEVELOPMENT

Ardor Version v2.1.1e

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

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

Lior tweeted:

Change log:

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

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

You can already download it from Jelurida

More info on Ardorforum

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Lightweight Contracts Documentation

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

Lightweight Contracts - Wiki

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

Wiki page

Lightweight Contracts - The Blogs

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

Read the Medium articles

Lightweight Contracts Seminar w/ Lior Yaffe

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

Interview with Petko Petkov

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

THE EDGE / MGR wrote:

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

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

Listen

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Ardor Rocks!

UPDATE: 3000 IGNIS is now in the prize account!

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


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

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

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New Ardor series on YouTube

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

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

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

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

Nxter:

Congrats with the premiere!

CryptoDemetrius:

Thanks!

Nxter:

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

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

CryptoDemetrius:

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

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

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

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

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

Nxter:

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

CryptoDemetrius:

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

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

Nxter:

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

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

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

CryptoDemetrius:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Nxter News | September 2018 (IV)

The Two Most Powerful Warriors are Patience and Time

Welcome, dear Nxters and other followers!

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

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

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

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

Jelurida Status Update

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

Blockchain Fest’18 in Istanbul

Veronica:

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

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

See more on Jelurida's Twitter

Finnovista Pitch Day in Madrid

Teaser from the Documentation

Almonte:

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

 

 

Lior Yaffe:

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

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Nxter Puzzle | Study

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

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

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Ardor.World turns 1

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

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

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

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

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

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

Happy 1st Birthday!

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

Limited Time Offer: The Ardor Bootcamp

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

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

SIGN UP!

ardor-bootcamp-screen

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

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

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

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

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

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

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MEETUPS

Upcoming Events

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

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

Veronica wrote:

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

South Summit

Blockchain Summit in Moscow - POSTPONED!

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

International Blockchain Summit

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

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EXCHANGES

TOKOK Exchange Platform supports IGNIS

By apenzl | 24/09/2018

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

TOP 3 EXCHANGES BY VOLUME THIS WEEK

NXT

coinegg.com
hitbtc.com
poloniex.com

IGNIS

upbit.com
indodax.com
bittrex.com

ARDR

binance.com
bittrex.com
upbit.com

Support your Tokens

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

Kucoin
CoinPulse
Bithumb
Cryptaldash
Kucoin

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

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

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

CoinPulse

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

Bithumb

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

Cryptaldash

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

BUSINESS

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


Token News of The Week

CHILD CHAINS
ON IGNIS
ON NXT
CHILD CHAINS

Dominium ITO

LATEST UPDATES

The Dominium community is nearly 40,000 strong now!

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

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

About Dominium

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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ON IGNIS

EZYcount ICO

LATEST UPDATES

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

About EZYcount

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

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

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

The ICO lasts until October 15th.

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


Tarasca DAO 

LATEST UPDATES

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

About Tarasca DAO

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

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

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

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


Janustoken

LATEST UPDATES

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

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

About Janus

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

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

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

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

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


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ON NXT

CiviliXation Digital COOP

LATEST UPDATES

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

In other words:

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

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

About 

DTMI was announced on Bitcointalk in November 2017.

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

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

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

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

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DEVELOPMENT

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

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

palheiro:

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

Lior Yaffe:

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

For example, set:

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

Answered

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

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Ardor is dead! You know..?

Not really. DYOR.

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


Chrome Blockchain Gateway

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

From the Chrome Web Store:

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

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

patoshi wrote:

Useful stuff.

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

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

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

 

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