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POPCORN TIME – Libra

And so they come… Facebook, in partnership with a good bunch of rich players and with a massive 2+ billion userbase, unveiling their idea for the Libra project – and blockchain is getting another boost in the media, as a whitepaper full of promises was released.  But what’s actually up (besides a potentially hilarious next …

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Our Blockchain Scaling Experience

What it takes to run a blockchain at 100 TPS for 2 weeks Recently, the Lugano based Jelurida blockchain lab released its loadtest report for the Ardor platform. In a nutshell, we were able to run an “on blockchain” loadtest for more than 14 days in a row while maintaining an average throughput of more than 100 transactions …

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Campus Blockchain Hackathon, Nigeria

Kaduna, Nigeria, is a city that is more than what meets the eye – it will take more than just a visit to truly comprehend what makes up the city. In the northern part of Nigeria, where a higher percentage of the inhabitants are not educated, one would expect the state of the location and …

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Blockchain will save your business. This is not a drill! /// Part V ///

  An entire Residence in every confirmed transaction: The Blockchain Promise How do we define real? The ability to touch, see, feel with our senses? All the brain relays and nothing more if you ask me. Another question…what do you and I understand by the term ‘death’? The end of the ability to talk, move …

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Dear Investors, It’s Time To Face The Real Facts

Many of the existing blockchain startups that are looking to raise money are not real businesses. Yes, they have ideas, often brilliant ones that almost sound too good to be true. And then… that’s it. Nothing but ideas put on paper with no clue on how to fully execute it to make the promised prototype. …

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A Review of Dominium

I suspect I wasn’t the only Nxter to be caught off guard by the articles from several weeks ago describing how a company called Dominium will build a platform on Ardor for investing in, listing, and managing real estate. Here was a project that was simultaneously extremely ambitious and quite close to launch, with the …

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ARDOR: A TOUR THROUGH UTOPIA (II)

If you have been a follower of the biggest development in the cryptoland, Ardor, then you must have read the first episode of this article series. Well, if you haven’t read it or you haven’t been following, then I say congratulations to you for seeing this sequel. Verily, you have finally found the future; now …

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NXT/ARDOR: A SKY OF CLOUDS

There is no gainsaying that information rules the world, for information is simply knowledge and knowledge, they say, is power. Come to think of it, what can we do without information? Exactly! Information is everything we need to survive, and at the heart of that surviving factor (information) lies data. Everybody has got a need …

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Ardor, A tour through Utopia (I)

One of the previous publications on Ardor addressed a germane issue in the Crypto-land. This issue is that which is concerned with investment, patience and ultimately, the need to make massive profit after strategically adopting the former concerns. The publication was inspired by a conversation among Crypto actors on the expected return from their investments …

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The Equal Market You Ought to Explore

Equality has always been a farfetched term and only exists in the dreams. Unfairness and inequality have gone beyond the five fingers and have eaten deep into all systems. But then, this isn’t a conversation that concerns us at the moment. However, the market is. Who can survive without a market? No living man can, …

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What Good is Ignis, Anyway?

Recently there have been several posts on the Nxt and Ardor subreddits asking about Ignis: Why did Jelurida create it? What problems does it solve? Why would people want to use it? I suspect that for a lot of longtime members of the Nxt community, the answers to these questions are self-evident. For newcomers, though, …

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Ardor vs. the Competition, Closing Remarks

This is the final installment of a series of articles that compares Ardor to other blockchain projects with similar features or goals. You can find the rest of the series here: Ardor vs. Plasma Ardor vs. the Competition, Pt. 1: Lisk Ardor vs. the Competition, Pt. 2: NEM/Mijin/Catapult Ardor vs. the Competition, Pt. 3: IOTA …

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Ardor vs. the Competition, Pt. 8: Ethereum (Blockchain Bloat)

This post is part of a series that compares Ardor to other blockchain projects with similar features or goals. You can find the previous posts here: Ardor vs. Plasma Ardor vs. the Competition, Pt. 1: Lisk Ardor vs. the Competition, Pt. 2: NEM/Mijin/Catapult Ardor vs. the Competition, Pt. 3: IOTA Ardor vs. the Competition, Pt. …

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Ardor vs. the Competition, Pt. 7: Ethereum (Smart Contracts)

This post is part of a series that compares Ardor to other blockchain projects with similar features or goals. You can find the previous posts here: Ardor vs. Plasma Ardor vs. the Competition, Pt. 1: Lisk Ardor vs. the Competition, Pt. 2: NEM/Mijin/Catapult Ardor vs. the Competition, Pt. 3: IOTA Ardor vs. the Competition, Pt. …

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Ardor vs. the Competition, Pt. 6: Komodo/SuperNET

This post is part of a series that compares Ardor to other blockchain projects with similar features or goals. You can find the previous posts here: Ardor vs. Plasma Ardor vs. the Competition, Pt. 1: Lisk Ardor vs. the Competition, Pt. 2: NEM/Mijin/Catapult Ardor vs. the Competition, Pt. 3: IOTA Ardor vs. the Competition, Pt. …

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Ardor vs. the Competition, Pt. 5: Stratis

This post is part of a series that compares Ardor to other blockchain projects with similar features or goals. You can find the previous posts here: Ardor vs. Plasma Ardor vs. the Competition, Pt. 1: Lisk Ardor vs. the Competition, Pt. 2: NEM/Mijin/Catapult Ardor vs. the Competition, Pt. 3: IOTA Ardor vs. the Competition, Pt. …

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Ardor vs. the Competition, Pt. 4: Waves

This post is part of a series that compares Ardor to other blockchain projects with similar features or goals. You can find the previous posts here: Ardor vs. Plasma Ardor vs. the Competition, Pt. 1: Lisk Ardor vs. the Competition, Pt. 2: NEM/Mijin/Catapult Ardor vs. the Competition, Pt. 3: IOTA Until now, one of my …

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Ardor vs. the Competition, Pt. 3: IOTA

This post is part of a series that compares Ardor to other blockchain projects with similar features or goals. You can find the previous posts here: Ardor vs. Plasma Ardor vs. the Competition, Pt. 1: Lisk Ardor vs. the Competition, Pt. 2: NEM/Mijin/Catapult This week I studied IOTA, a distributed ledger that doesn’t use a …

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Ardor vs. the Competition, Pt. 2: NEM/Mijin/Catapult

This post is part of a series that compares Ardor to other blockchain projects with similar features or goals. You can find the previous posts here: Ardor vs. Plasma Ardor vs. the Competition, Pt. 1: Lisk This week I studied NEM, a public blockchain similar to Nxt in many ways. As I’m primarily interested in …

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