Nxt News – May 2017 (V): Don’t Try to Guide the One Who Intends to Choose Their Own Way

May 2017 (V)

 

Here’s some of the latest news about Nxt over this past week in May:

NXT COMMUNITY

NXT IN THE MEDIA

PRICE EVOLUTION

 

Here below are more details about each of these:

 

NXT COMMUNITY

 

  • Jelurida –  Lior Yaffe Interviewed by El Pais

Lior Yaffe, Nxt and Ardor core developer and a member of Jelurida, attended the Retina Technology Forum, an event that occurred on May 9th at Palacio de Congresos in Madrid, Spain. The event was organized jointly by El País, the biggest newspaper in Spain, and Accenture.

After the live demonstration to the audience of the Retina forumLior Yaffe provided a five-minute interview where he briefly outlined the performance and advantages that the Ardor blockchain platform introduced, such as its unique architecture, and how it solves the blockchain bloat issue as well as improving scalability by separating the transaction token of the child chains from the consensus token of the main network, as well as the benefit of Proof of Stake technology, among other things.

Source and more information: https://www.jelurida.com/el-pais-interviews-lior-yaffe

Demo case: Voting Blockchain Distributed Platform (video)

Blockchain Forum by El Pais – Lior Yaffe Will Be a Speaker (1)

Blockchain Event by El Pais Retina – Decentralized Voting (2)

https://www.jelurida.com/accenture-ardor-blockchain-voting

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  • Janus – Projects Elaboration

Janus has published an update for their project which is very similar to that of a roadmap. The update has the aim of providing all stakeholders with sufficient detail to be able to assess and judge the company’s plan and fundamentals. In the past, no detailed information was available on the direction of project development and, as a result, many investors had dismissed the possibility of an investment, but the presentation of this ambitious objective plan focused on Content Management and Fintech Social projects provides a solid foundation on which to work.

We have been asked to be brief and not bury our readers under walls of text, so for the sake of brevity and clarity, this update will (for now) focus on the primary two projects we intended to give priority: Content Management and Social Fintech.

Content Management

Content Management systems allow non-technical users to publish content on the web. There are lots of generic content management systems freely available, but when you look for content management systems which are application-specific, there are quite a few market niches where there are few competitors and where the market situation is favorable. For the purpose of this document, we will focus on two areas:

Realty

Realty (ie: the buying, selling and renting of real estate) in all its forms is a huge market which by definition is decentralized (ie: if you are looking for an apartment in New York, you don’t really care what the market offers in Los Angeles). It is this geographical separation, together with the involvement of local real estate agents, which makes this market an attractive one.

Our strategy for realty is twofold

Sell software to realtors:

Market analysis shows that there are approximately 400.000 realty agents in the US and the EU. In a market of this size, you don’t need huge penetration numbers in order to be able to sell your product profitably. We have a basic version of a realty software package in place and will be porting it to our new technology platform. Once that process is completed, we will be using our industry contacts to analyze and expand the functional coverage of the product in order to arrive at a package which is explicitly aimed at realtors and their typical workflow requirements.

Build focussed websites:

Realty, like anything else is changing with new niches appearing every few years. We believe that by focussing on such niches, we can build an appealing service which lends itself to monetization. If we manage to gain traction in such niches, this would pave the way to expand into more mainstream areas which in turn offer even more revenue and profit potential.

We believe that by combining these two approaches, we can target a market which is generally resistant to centralization (and thus domination by a single party) and offers ample opportunity to build a profitable business.

Automotive

Automotive is another market which is heavily decentralized and has many small/local players in each community. Generally speaking, many automotive companies, especially the smaller/local players) are using very little in terms of automatization which again makes this market an attractive market to target. Our strategy here is to build a software suite targeted at the workflow needs of typical smaller automotive firms and push this into the market.

Social Fintech/Trading

We plan to build a site and platform that allows experienced forex traders to set up account profiles. These traders will have their own private ‘rooms’ that will allow them to connect people to their trades, charts, and calls all in one place. Private chat will be enabled, and each follower who signs up to them will gain access only by paying a monthly subscription fee. The day traders will no longer need to worry about collecting payments from each member as our site will handle this and take a small percentage fee.

We will offer people numerous methods to expand their following, full social media integration and privacy that can only be unlocked through subscription. Advanced traders will have a link that directs their social media followers to our site and their private rooms. This will enable our team and users to promote user acquisition on a very large scale. Traders will be inputting their TA/charts and market indicators to predict where they think the markets are moving, paid subscribers will have access. Traders will be scored using an automated process based on the success of their calls, and potential followers will be able to see these scores and current followers recommendations prior to signing up for each signal callers private rooms.

Our team has some experience in the development of forex trading bots. We plan to create an in browser gui to configure various trading strategies and put traders in the position to backtest these using a multithreaded approach which will dramatically shorten the time required to backtest trading strategies when compared to packages such as MT4, etc. This will be marked as part of a professional package within the social fintech site and carry a higher price but should prove extremely valuable for end users.

There are more options that will be added over time until our business becomes the primary source for all interested parties to convene. We will of course run heavy marketing and gain user feedback, then apply suggestions when appropriate to further make the entire user experience amazing for all our users.

We have achieved great milestones so far, yet the future for us as a team and company holds this and much more. We invite you to our multiplatform, and diverse industry tokens, community, and team.

Team Janus

In addition to this, Janus has also announced on Twitter that Bitsquare, the first decentralized exchange to buy and sell bitcoins, in addition to other cryptocurrencies, has added JNS / BTC trading pair. It’s important to note that in addition to Bitsquare, users have the ability to trade JNS assets on the Nxt Asset Exchange with the NXT / JNS pair. Users can also trade JNS on Stocks.Exchange, with trading pairs for BTC and NXT enabled as well as with Bitcoin or fiat currencies on C-CEX. .

More Information:

#janusproject (Link to join Nxtchat en Slack)

News compilation about Janus

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  • Adel – Last Days to End the First ICO Round and Start Voting for the Post ICO Plan

As we mentioned in the previous newsletter, the Adel ICO enters its final stretch, though at the moment, still short of the initial target of 900 BTC. However, because of this, the latest whitepaper titled “Foundation of a Community Accelerator” outlines a plan of moving forward where ICO participants will also have the ability to vote for whether or not they will receive a new bonus 20% Post-ICO on their contributions, to be added to the bonuses previously obtained through the ICO. Also, participants who do not want to move forward may request reimbursement of their contributions before the voting process for this plan begins. Last Friday, they also announced that until May 31st, all participants who have contributed more than 4 BTC will receive an automatic bonus of 20%!

A lot of those who have followed Adel considers or have considered that Marketing has been the great weakness of Adel and its ICO, to which Gabriel Dusil, Co-founder and member of the Adel Board, answers:

We have also written 11 white papers to date, released 3 project proposals, produced 4 infographic videos, 5 walkthrough documents for mainstream contributors interested in fiat to crypto conversion, so they can contribute to our ICO. We produced 3 video presentations from seminars about Adel, and we have a 25 page FAQ on our website. All our staff are identified in the Team section of our website, and we have built Adel to the the level of maturity and exposure you see today. We have spent 16 months building Adel with a stellar team of over 26 experts in the Adel Services team. We are also the first ICO to be AML/CTF/KYC compliant, in the world. So from a “marketing” perspective we believe we have significantly raised the bar for future ICO’s entering this space.

We realize that some people understand ICO marketing to mean “advertising”, and they have judged our marketing efforts strictly in regards to advertising exposure. I am the first to admit that we have not done any advertising, due to lack of budget in this regard. But with the resources we had available to us leading up to – and including our ICO, we believe that the exposure we have received international is unprecedented. We have managed to established a global brand presence on a shoestring marketing budget.

More information: https://adelphoi.io/content/pdf/wp_11.pdf

ICO Portal

The Adel ICO is live

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  • Capodieci – Emulating MultiSig in the Nxt Blockchain

Roberto Capodieci, partner of the Nxt Foundation, CEO of DeBuNe, DigitalBillions, and OTDocs (Open Trade Docs) and founder of TheSoundKey and Go.Notifile.me, has made a step-by-step video tutorial that shows how to create a multisig account with Nxt using the core feature known as “phased transactions“.

The Nxt client extends the multi-signature concept by including many more functions and use cases. Users can define a transaction in 2 phases: the first phase takes place when the details of the transaction are defined (for example, the amount of NXT to send to a recipient), and the second when the transaction is sent to the system .

Many ask me how to do MultiSig in Nxt. I made a small video tutorial that shows how to emulate the MultiSig with Nxt. I hope this is useful for you! Try Nxt at http://nxt.org. It is free, and it is amazing 🙂

Phased transactions can be created as a deferred conditional execution order based on: the approval of other external accounts (up to 10), the result of a vote, a set of linked transactions, (either already in the chain blocks, or ones that are to be sent in the future after the disclosure of a secret, also known as “hash approval”) or simply with unconditional deferred execution where a transaction will be executed automatically when a particular block is reached.

Emulating multisig in the nxt blockchain.pdf

More information: https://www.nxter.org/es/tutoriales/

Developers Section

Mrcluster’s Video about Multisig Transactions

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  • Zhgtrade – New Market ARDR/CNY

Zhgtrade, a new exchange based in China, has announced that it will soon enable users on its platform to buy and sell ARDR directly with their local currency CNY (Chinese Yuan). Zhgtrade together with 19800 and Litebit, (EUR) are among the few exchanges that allow you to use fiduciary money to buy ARDR.

Otther exchanges like HitBTC, ChangellyPoloniex, Bittrex, among others, have also enabled the exchange of ARDR directly with BTC long ago.

Source: https://www.zhgtrade.com/guide/article.html?id=457

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  • Updated the Nxt FAQ Document on Reddit

The Nxt Foundation has updated the FAQ document posted on Reddit with the most common frequently asked questions about the Nxt platform, which will be very useful to address concerns of newcomers to Nxt / Ardor, particularly those on Reddit Threads https://www.reddit.com/r/nxt and https://www.reddit.com/r/Ardor.

To see the whole list of questions and answers, please click here.

Source and more information: https://nxtforum.org/general-discussion/nxtardor-faq-on-reddit

Nxter Tutorials

 

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  • Nxt Foundation Recognizes John McLeod for All PR Help Since 2015

Travin Keith, aka marenkar, Marketing Director and Blockchain Consultant of the Nxt Foundation, has formally recognized the work of John McLeod from JEA Associates for all the public relations work that he and his organization have provided to the Foundation since the year 2015 until now by adding him as a recognized partner of the Foundation. 

The expert you want: creative, personable, experienced and completely focused on clients

Following a 10 year career working in Financial and Corporate PR for a number of leading blue-chip clients, John McLeod has set up JEA Associates Ltd, an agency that understands how digitalization is transforming the way in which traditional industries operate.

With a significant background in Financial Services, John initially focused on how Blockchain technology could transform the way retail banking and transactions were carried out.

Since its inception, JEA Associates Ltd continuously communicated how innovation and digital services change the way traditional industries operate in the campaigns it has executed.

 

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  • mrv777 – My Little Explorer Project is Coming Along

A few months before the expected launch of the Ardor network, developer and returning member of the Nxt community, mrv777, has presented his next challenge being tackled: a block explorer for Ardor’s blockchain.

mrv777 : Please ignore the look for now, it’s just a starting point until all the functionality is ready

Everyone knows of the importance of a good block explorer and we are sure that mrv777 will do an outstanding job. We encourage more developers to join and experiment with the Nxt and Ardor platforms with the wide range of advantages it offers over other platforms.

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  • Jaxx – Will Add Ardor & NXT 

Jaxx, recognized as the first Shapeshift integrated multiwallet that can be synchronized across all devices and provides users with the ability to manage, send, receive, and exchange cryptocurrencies, all while users maintain full control of their keys, announced on its roadmap that they are working with more than 70 businesses and platforms with the aim of improving and expanding the service of their portfolio. Among these is the collaboration with the Nxt Foundation to start working on the integration of NXT and ARDR.

Happy to announce integration of @NxtCommunity in Jaxx

About Jaxx

Jaxx is the first multi-asset wallet that syncs across all devices and provides users the ability to manage, send, receive and exchange digital currencies while users remain in full control of their keys. With Shapeshift onboard and available on 9 platforms, setting up a Jaxx wallet is frictionless and requires no onboarding, verification, usernames or password, making it a seamless experience for blockchain novices and power users alike. Jaxx will soon release its “Orange Paper” (a consumer-friendly version of a white paper) and a company roadmap outlining its long-term vision to provide software and hardware that supports the entire blockchain ecosystem and takes decentralized technologies mainstream. To learn more about Jaxx, please visit: https://jaxx.io/

Note that the Jaxx wallet is not open source despite the fact that, according to the website, they allow for the code to be inspected in multiple ways. From Nxter.org, we always urge you to use the official client, and, if not, we recommend not having large amount of your holdings in third party platforms.

More information: https://jaxx.io/

http://decentral.ca/

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  • Future Blockchains – Theoretical Use Cases with the Voting Feature and Asset Exchange of Nxt

Carl, host of the Future Blockchain YouTube series, released the following videos of use cases related to the Nxt and Ardor platforms. In the first one titled “Theoretical Use Case with the Voting Feature of Nxt,” Carl focuses on the decentralized voting feature of Nxt with a theoretical use case about voting in London. In the second video titled “Nxt – Presale Crowd Funding,” he explains how Alice carries out a crowdfunding campaign of her idea through the use of the Asset Exchange with the creation of an asset to represent a presale coupon for her product. Then, after successfully creating a production ready widget with the money raised, users can collect the widget by submitting their addresses to Alice together with the assets to claim a widget.

Follow Carl at:
https://www.steemit.com/@carlfuture
https://www.facebook.com/Future-Block…
https://www.twitter.com/Futureblocks

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  • NXTBridge – OFFLINE signing and WordPress Plugin update 

Scor2k, a developer and creator of the NXTBridge Wordpress plugin, a plugin that connects WordPress-powered web pages with the Nxt network and displays Asset Exchange information in real time, has published an addition to the NxtBridge Suite on the Nxt forum:

We still alive!

 

NXTBridge-Ledger – this is a very useful and simple plugin. It lets you check your last transactions (account Ledger) and it allows you to send NXT securely. The main WordPress feature of this plugin is a Tip Button. The plugin creates unsigned transaction bytes, and last, but not least, it allows you to broadcast signed transactions to the Nxt network from every site which runs this plugin.

To sign any Nxt blockchain transaction you can use our NXTBridge-Offline client.

apenzl says: I scan through different transaction types which can be signed OFFLINE within NXTBridge now. And….. I am really in love with Nxt. Will post videos shortly. 🙂

Consider sending a donation to the developer to boost development ->

NXT

You can see more information about our plugins on https://www.nxter.org/nxtbridge/

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NXT IN THE MEDIA

  • Steemit – Why you should invest in ARDOR and NXT (before it is too late!)

Askaran, author of this review on the Steemit platform, after a brief introduction to Ardor, listed and defined all the features Ardor has in common with the Nxt kernel. The Alias featureVoting System, Account Control, Multisig, Encrypted Messages, Data Cloud, Descentralized Asset Exchange, and the Decentralized Marketplace are some examples that Askaran looks into. When asked about whether to buy NXT or Ardor, Askaran argues that the two are very good options.

Ardor is a blockchain-as-a-service platform that will allow people to utilize  the blockchain technology of Nxt through the use of child chains. Since  all processing will be done on the Ardor main chain, child chain  creators won’t need to worry about common issues when creating a  blockchain as well as securing it with enough nodes. Child chains will  be able to utilize features currently seen in Nxt such as decentralized  phasing, voting, and trading, as well as be able to interact with other  child chains on the platform, including IGNIS, the first child chain to  be launched.
https://www.ardorplatform.org/

PS: This article only represent my opinion. Only risk money that  you are willing to lose. There are no guarantees of return or profit.  Please be warned, crypto is wild and sometimes unpredictable.

Source and more information: https://steemit.com/cryptocurrency/@askaran/why-you-should-invest-in-ardor-and-nxt-before-it-is-too-late

https://www.jelurida.com/sites/default/files/ArdorNxtComparison.pdf

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PRICE EVOLUTION

  • Weekly NXT and ARDR Price Evolution

Below is the price evolution of the NXT:BTC trading pair at Poloniex over the past week:

Below is the price evolution of the ARDR:BTC trading pair at Poloniex over the past week:

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Nxt News – May 2017 (IV): Only Those Who Will Risk Going Too Far Can Possibly Find Out How Far One Can Go

May 2017 (IV)

 

Here’s some of the latest news about Nxt over this past week in May:

NXT COMMUNITY

DEVELOPMENT

NXT IN THE MEDIA

PRICE EVOLUTION

 

Here below are more details about each of these:

 

NXT COMMUNITY

  • Jelurida – Blockchain Expo Europe 2017

Jean-Luc, Nxt and Ardor core developer, has announced that Kristina Kalcheva and Tomislav Gountchev, both members of Jelurida, will be attending  the Blockchain Expo Europe 2017 event, which will take place on the 1st and 2nd of June in Berlin. This event will be focused on learning and building partnerships in the emerging blockchain space and will explore the industries that are set to be disrupted the most by this new technology. These include: legal sectors, financial services, healthcare, insurance, energy, music, government, real estate, and numerous others.

Jean-Luc states:

Jelurida will be presented by Kristina and Tomi at Blockchain Expo Europe June 1-2, 2017 in Estrel, Berlin.

This event will be bringing together more than 1500 people across key industries for two days of world-class content from leading brands embracing and developing cutting-edge blockchain technologies.

The Blockchain Industry conference track will look at a variety of platforms and services from startups to cloud providers, including developer networks, applications and APIs as well as the impact on legal, finance and government sectors with smart contracts.

Blockchain Technologies will focus on the evolution of blockchain and its applications. The conference will explore the many launches and trials being conducted, the different uses of blockchain technology in these verticals, and the vast opportunities in these sectors.

Source and more information: https://nxtforum.org/general-discussion/jelurida-attending-blockchain-expo-europe/msg232059/?topicseen#msg232059

https://blockchain-expo.com/europe

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  • Janus – Introducing Alphonso Morris Jr

On the 18th of May, the Janus team organized an interesting Questions and Answer (Q&A) session which was moderated by Travin Keith, Marketing Director and Blockchain Advisor of the Nxt Foundation, on the #janusproject channel on NxtChat on Slack. The aim of this event was to make public the addition of Alphonso Morris Jr as the new Content Product & Marketing Manager as well as Public Relations & Brand Ambassador for the Janus team.

Travin Keith, aka Marenkar, gave the starting signal this way:

Welcome everyone to the QA with the newest member of the Janus team, Mr. Alphonso Morris jr. I have personally verified his information to be accurate based on several techniques to prove identity.

Below are some answers given by Alphonso to the questions stated by users:

Question: Who are you and what is your career experience?

Alphonso: My full name is Alphonso Morris Jr… I have several years of experience in various fields not as much in the Crypto / Blockchain world more so in the fields of Photograpy, Event Planning & Promotions. Public Relalations Director, Artist Management, Personal Assistant, Music & Television for over 20yr

Q: What ways will you help the Janus team expand grow as both a team and future company?

A: Explaining how good something can be to others is easy when you have a team & product as good as this . Were all driven to succeed focused on producing quality, I believe creative minds tend to work well together my interactions with members of the team has been very good. I believe my 30 plus years of public relations, world travel and personal contacts will benefit the team as we grow. I’m anxious to get into the creative process.

Q: What advice do you have for potential investors looking at JANUS?

A: I joined the team two months ago and my observation of Janus is that its a solid company. They have good direction, good products, dedicated to their investors and their brand. Janus is also growing exponentially

Q: To what degree can you utilize your ‘special’ industry contacts to help your team gain an advantage with online business sites and other Janus activities?

A: From my personal experience we are only as good as our word on any level. Information is power in the right hands coming from the right people. I’ve earned mutual respect from some influential people in the entertainment industry who Iv’e worked for or with over the years. People like Ken Ehrlich (Tv Producer Grammys), AMA’s, Usher Raymond (Music Producer / Entertainer) I consider close contacts. There’s always the possibility of a outright endorsement of a product, company, idea or the like based how Bjorn wants to proccede… With my unlimited contacts in music and television it wouldn’t be a problem for me to explain Janus to as many influential people and companies as possible

Q: Since you are the brother of Boyz2Men member, do you know Beyonce through him? There’s a group trying to parody her name as blockchain.

A: She was on The Evolution tour with Destiny’s Child and Boyz II Men in 1997. I was their personal photographer during the tour.

Q: Speaking of Nxt, did you try to play with Nxt features? And if yes, what is your first impression?

A: Yes I have It installed and have looked at it. Its a very powerful platform!

The session extended for over an hour and there was time to discuss many questions about the present and future situation of Janus, but there was also time for sharing some personal and professional anecdotes from situations that only a person immersed in such a world as Alphonso has experienced throughout his career. No doubt he is a great addition to the Janus team.

You can read the full Q&A session on the #qa_answers channel on NxtChat on Slack.

Source and more information: https://www.nxter.org/ae-janus-4348103880042995903/

#janusproject (Link to join Nxtchat on Slack)

News compilation about Janus

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  • Adel – 20% Extra Bonus For The ICO Contributors

Adel, the blockchain project incubator that uses Nxt technology as a base to build its ecosystem, has recently published its 11th Whitepaper, titled “Foundation of a Community Accelerator”, where a new plan is outlined to make sure that enough funds are collected to move forward with building the Adel ecosystem and progressing with its roadmap.

This way, in case the 900 BTC minimum will not be reached, ICO contributors will have the opportunity to vote for the adoption of this new plan that will give ICO participants the ability to receive a new 20% Post-ICO bonus on their contributions, in addition to the ICO bonuses already achieved through the ICO. Contributors will also have the chance to ask for a refund of their contributions before this voting process takes place. You can find more details about all of the above in the aforementioned White Paper.

G. Dusil: the advantage is that 1st round contributors all get a 20% Post-ICO bonus plus their accumulated ICO bonus – contingent on the members voting on the plan outlined in the white paper. In other words, we either refund contributor BTCs back to participants, and no ADL will be issued, and no bonuses. Or contributors agree to the plan and get up to (a theoretical bonus limit of) 40% more in ADL. Make sense?.

At the same time, the Adel team has announced an initial agreement with the exchange Stocks.Exchange so that the new “Adel” token will be listed in this exchange once the ICO is over. This exchange was created by Vadym Kurylovych, a member of the Nxt communty, where, in addition to buying and selling some tokens like Nxt or BTC , you can also receive dividends on your account which are issued to token investors. This has already been done with the JNS assets that users can keep on their account in this exchange.

G. Dusil: We are excited to be working with Stocks.Exchange, as our first crypto exchange provider.

More information: ICO Portal

The Adel ICO is live

Stocks.Exchange ICO

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  • Ardor – Bundler example

On the 15th of May, Marenkar opened a 1250 ARDR bounty (i.e. around 160$) on the Ardor channel on Reddit to the first user who could correctly expand and solve a challenge. The proposed challenge was:

Set Up

Jayne is forging ARDR and let’s assume that he will forge the next block.

Mal sets up bundler with

Minimum Rate = 5 IGNIS/ARDR Therefore, a single basic transaction will cost 0.5 IGNIS because 5/1 = 0.5/0.1 where 0.1 ARDR is the base transaction fee.

Fee Limit = 10 ARDR Therefore, Alice will pay the maximum fee of 10 ARDR ( VERIFY This means that once 10 ARDR has been paid, the bundler will be shut down. )

Overpay = 0 ARDR No overpay in effect. ( EXPAND In your example, include an overpay more than 0 and explain what happens to it)

Transaction

River sends 5 IGNIS to Simon and pays 0.5 IGNIS to Mal, as he is the only bundler ( EXPAND Explain what happens if another bundler is present. What condition would make Mal be the bundler over the other bundler? Also include the information of the other bundler like how I did with Mal’s. Use whatever other name you like. ). Mal then receives the 0.5 IGNIS.

There are no other transactions in the child chain block so Mal pays Jayne the 0.1 ARDR fee to include the transaction in the block.

It did not take long before GCMartinelli, a new community member, solved the problem by drafting a detailed response which was later confirmed and accepted as valid by some of the Ardor core developers, thus winning the prize. You can see the full explanation on the Ardor channel on Reddit. We recommend that you frequently check this channel in case more bounties come up.

Source: https://www.reddit.com/r/Ardor/comments/6b8n9e/ardor_bounty_opportunity_bundler_example/

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  • Jelurida – Ignis ICO

As we already announced some months ago, the IGNIS token will be the primary transactional token on the Ardor network when it launches, and until new child chains are spawned. Ignis tokens will be distributed ~ 50/50 to NXT holders/Nxt core development team. The ~ 50% Ignis which are to be distributed to the core development team will be theirs to use to fund the continued development of the Nxt and Ardor platforms.

Jean-Luc, wrote:

Ignis will be created in the Genesis block of Nxt 2.0. At the moment NXT holders will get 50% Ignis of their NXT balance. The other 50% will be reserved for the devs, for instance to do an ICO with, or something else. As this is still one year in the future, the exact method of this is still being debated.

This week, Jelurida, the corporation that brings together all the Nxt and Ardor core developers, has announced that it’s preparing an announcement with more details about the upcoming Ignis ICO:

Jelurida will conduct an ICO (Initial Coin Offering) for most of the 500,000,000 remaining IGNIS coins planned to be created, in a crowdfunding sale, to be performed before the above mentioned snapshot. The funds collected in the ICO will be used by Jelurida to ensure the future development of the Nxt and Ardor blockchain platforms. Some small percentage of IGNIS coins may be kept by Jelurida for future use, but as the goal of the ICO is to provide financing for the company, most of the funds collected will be converted to fiat and not kept in crypto.

Full details of the ICO terms and conditions, with exact amounts and timeline, will be published as soon as all details have been finalized, but at least one week before the start of the ICO.


Source: https://www.jelurida.com/ico

Ardor and Ignis distribution

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  • Shuffling – ARDR Assets

Coin and Assets Shuffling is a core feature on Nxt which enables users to mix their funds quickly and efficiently with other users’ funds by creating a random mapping between the existing user accounts and new recipient accounts provided by the users.

A few months ago it was customary that some members of the Nxt community set up a weekly “shuffling party” to make use of this Nxt feature and shuffle some NXT in a decentralized manner with differente users, thus showing the world the potential and abilities of this platform.

Recently, lurker10 has invited the community to re-launch this interesting initiative but, this time, using the ARDR asset for the shuffling.

lurker10 states:

The first party time was amid grim times of the bear market, the link has insights for what to expect and best practices: https://nxtforum.org/general-discussion/shuffling-party-time/

Let’s do it again for ARDR asset on Shuffling Sundays?

Please remember that participants must keep their node running at the time the shuffling process takes place in order for it to finish properly, together with other minor conditions. Initially, the agreed on time was on Sundays between 15:00 UTC and 18:00 UTC, because this was the time which was most convenient for multiple time zones in order to have the largest number of participants. However, always check the active shufflings in your Nxt client to see which ones are open.

Jean-Luc also states:

One good reason to shuffle ARDR now is that on the Ardor platform it will not be shuffleable, parent chain does not support coin shuffling. Do it now before the snapshot, while it is still an asset.

Source and more information https://nxtforum.org/general-discussion/shuffling-party-time-(ardr-edition)/msg232092/?topicseen#msg232092

https://nxtwiki.org/wiki/Coin_Shuffling

https://bitbucket.org/JeanLucPicard/nxt/issues/325/coin-shuffling

http://crypsys.mmci.uni-saarland.de/projects/CoinShuffle/coinshuffle.pdf

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  • Job offer – Java / Blockchain Developers and Senior Blockchain Engineer

The blockchain industry and its applications are booming. As a result, more and more people are interested in this technology and new developers join this ecosystem everyday. Recently, some job offers were published on Nxtforum and NxtChat on Slack related to blockchain. The candidates must have enough familiarity and expertise with the Nxt blockchain. These are the job offers:

kirbypuckett states:

…The company’s developing on open source version at the moment but is in advanced discussions with Jelurida about license

Flgalaxy is a FinTech company founded in 2015 with the goal of reaching out and letting consumers and merchants have the tools needed to build lasting relationships with customers. It builds applications using the power of blockchain architecture to offer secure borderless commerce options from the ground up.

We strive to further the movement around the world to open up markets and empower individuals and businesses alike to work together and establish prosperous local communities while also bringing people together by further allowing people with unique products to get them to the public.
We hope that with the advanced tools that we provide, our partners can continue to grow and develop new businesses and build strong relationships with customers by rewarding them in ways that help them continue to enjoy the new products that come as a result of their efforts. We believe that the blockchain is an a powerful emerging force in freeing the global economy and that is why we have chosen to place our time and effort into building apps that leverage its strengths to continue the process of removing barriers and rewarding consumers and businesses alike.

Source: https://nxtforum.org/job-board/recruiting-java-blockchain-developers-great-pay-in-london-office/

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  • Nxter Magazine – 2000 Followers on Twitter and 450 Newsletter Subscribers

We have a reason to celebrate! Nxter’s twitter account has reached 2000 followers and our weekly email newsletter is already regularly sent to over 450 subscribers! Thank you all!Nxter is a community driven initiative, so we encourage you to keep giving us your support and sharing our news and articles to achieve wider visibility. Remember that you can also publish your own articles, subscribe to our newsletter, or follow us on social networks, in order to always stay on top of everything that happens around Nxt and Ardor.

More information: Nxter.org Twitter

Spanish Twitter

French Twitter

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DEVELOPMENT

  • Beecrypt – A Decentralized P2P Exchange That Will Be Built On Top of Ardor

Beecrypt is company based in Bangalore, India, managed by highly specialized technology experts, successful entrepreneurs, and veterans in the semiconductor & fintech industry. This company has recently announced that Beecrypt’s flagship product, Migretor, a decentralized P2P exchange for cryptocurrency, as well as a wallet, will be built on top of Ardor.

Migretor would be featuring:

  • Usability with an easy to use application which runs ubiquitously on all platforms
  • Secure, with no custodian for user funds. Users will be in full control with no trusted third party of their funds
  • Utmost transparency in exchanging in a decentralized manner by locally signing all transactions before broadcasting to the network
  • Unprecedented privacy with end-to-end encrypted message exchanges
  • Robust, effective against DDoS
  • On chain transactions
  • Cost-effective exchange

Hariharan Parasuraman, CEO at Beecrypt states:

Beecrypt is excited to develop Migretor on top of the Ardor blockchain platform as it offers the first real world solution to the blockchain bloat problem.

Source and more information: https://www.jelurida.com/beecrypt-migretor-decentralized-exchange

http://beecrypt.io/index.html#partners

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NXT IN THE MEDIA

  • The Wiring – Ardor Fees, Child Chain Fees, Bundlers, Forgers… Let’s Clarify

TheWireMaster, an active member of the Nxt community, and admin at NxtFolks as well as the composer of the Ardor song, has recently published an article titled “Ardor Fees, Child Chain Fees, Bundlers, Forgers… Let’s Clarify” at TheWiring.com. The text explains how the forging process on the Ardor main chain will work as today’s NXT forging. However, in Ardor, these blocks will contain transactions from the main chain and from the child chains. The Ardor main chain will be the only one forging and providing the blockchain infrastructure to all child chains.

The article includes some practical examples showing how the bundling process works.

A “bundler” is the link between the child chain and the main chain. It’s the one that collects the child chain fees and then pays the main chain (Ardor) to pack those transactions in a block…

…The field “Minimum Rate” is a multiplier for the defined Ardor fee for that specific transaction. The result of that multiplication will be the minimum transaction fee in child chain token users will have to pay so that the bundler will bundle their child chain transaction

“Fee Limit” is the total amount you want to spend in Ardor fees.

“Overpay” is the extra you want to pay more in case of competing bundlers. This is a multiplier of what you will pay in terms of Ardor fee.

Let’s hypothetically assume that these are the fixed prices for a couple of transaction in Ardor (still in development so let’s not be too picky with the exact amounts):

Basic transaction (money transfer, sending message, etc): 0.1 Ardor
Asset issuing: 1000 Ardor

Now lets assume a bundler is set with these parameters:

Minimum Rate: 10
Fee Limit: 200
Overpay: 0.1

Someone now sends a message to someone else in the Ignis child chain. The client will automatically set the fee to the minimum fee offered by the bundlers. Let’s assume that our bundler is the only one, then the fee that will be applied will be:

0.1 Ardor fee x 10 Minimum Rate = 1 Ignis

So the message will be delivered with 1 Ignis fee.

The bundler then has to pay 0.1 Ardor + (0.1 Ardor x 0.1 Overpay) = 0.11 Ardor

Source and more information: https://thewiring.com/2017/05/19/ardor-fees-child-chain-fees-bundlers-forgers-lets-clarify/

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PRICE EVOLUTION

  • TradingView – Time to Continue this Crazy Race with NXT

TradingView is an advanced financial visualization platform that is easy and intuitive to use, with many users around the world making use of it. The service provides all the charting tools you need to share and view your trading strategies.

Recently, a technical analysis of the NXT price has been carried out by Paulto. This user has given his thoughts of the path that NXT’s price is going to follow.

The Bears left a dance floor, new strong lever support detected, seems like a good time to enter this mad train now

We’d like to point out that we are just sharing the opinion of an analyst because they are referring to NXT. However, that doesn’t mean that Nxter approves nor disapproves this opinion. Investors are always responsible for doing their proper research and analyzing the risks when investing in volatile markets such as cryptocurrencies.

Source: https://www.tradingview.com/chart/NXTBTC/JkklY8cv-Time-to-continue-this-crazy-Race-with-NXT/

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  • Weekly NXT/ARDR Price Evolution

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

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

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Nxt news – May 2017 (III): The Only Freedom You Truly Have is in Your Mind – Use It

May 2017 (III)

 

Here’s some of the latest news about Nxt over this past week in May:

NXT COMMUNITY

NXT IN THE MEDIA

PRICE EVOLUTION

 

Here below are more details about each of these:

 

NXT COMMUNITY

  • Blockchain Event by El Pais Retina – Decentralized Voting

In this month’s first weekly newsletter, we announced that Lior Yaffe, Nxt and Ardor core developer and member of  Jelurida, was going to attend to the Retina technology forum, an event that took place on the 9th of May, 2017 at the Palacio de Congresos de Madrid (Spain), which was organized by El País, the largest circulation newspaper in Spain, and Accenture. At the forum, many different round-table discussions took place and lectures were given by acclaimed experts, including Lior himself.

This technology brings transparency in everything we do, allowing users and corporations to save time and money in a safer way, by getting rid of middle men.

For over 15 minutes Lior Yaffe and Alfonso Peña, the Communications, Media, and Technology Senior Manager at Accenture, had the chance to explain a plausible real-life voting use case based on blockchain technology, more specifically with the technology of Ardor, in a very simple, fast, effective, and completely decentralized way. The Voting System is one of the many features included in the core of Nxt and Ardor. There are many others, such as Account Control, Encrypted Messaging, Decentralized Data Cloud, Decentralized Asset Exchange, Decentralized Marketplace, and many others, which make it possible to perform a wide variety of practical use cases as Lior and Alfonso show:

Some traditional newspapers in Spain have written about this decentralized voting application, such as Cinco Dias, the second largest economics-focused newspaper in Spain.

Source and more information: http://retina.elpais.com/retina/2017/…

http://retina.elpais.com/retina/2017/05/09/tendencias/1494354926_917898.html

Cinco Días – Wednesday 10th of May, 2017/Number 1,307

https://www.jelurida.com/accenture-ardor-blockchain-voting

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  • Nxt in a Box – How to Set Up a Nxt Node on a Raspberry Pi 2

One of the multiple advantages of the 100% Proof-of-Stake algorithm used in Nxt is the possibility of taking part in the block forging (Nxt’s version of mining) process using basic equipment as a simple Raspberry Pi, thus only needing a minimum investment in terms of hardware for a node up as well as minimal energy consumption when it is operating with just a few watts per hour.

This low energy consumption was a key factor in the creation of a prototype of the self sustainable Nxt node by zuqka, a member of the Nxt community, which constitutes a complete Nxt node completely powered by solar energy.

Coretechs, also a well known member of the Nxt community who is in charge of nxtportal, has updated and added new explanations to his step-by-step tutorial to set up a Nxt node on a Raspberry Pi 2.

I updated the instructions to create a separate startup script for screen rather than modifying run.sh.  The links to the JDK and NRS downloads have been updated to the latest versions as well.

You’ll need the following materials in order to build your Nxt node this way:

  • Raspberry Pi 2 or 3 (model B)
  • 8GB+ microSDHC card (Class 6 or higher recommended)
  • Micro USB cable for power
  • Cat 5 network cable or USB wifi adapter
  • USB keyboard, monitor + HDMI cable (initial setup only)

Once you’ve set up your node, you’ll have to modify the config file as shown in this article in order to participate in Megalodon’s campaign to further reward forgers.

Source and more information: https://nxtportal.org/blog/nxt-in-a-box-rpi2.html

The Forging Bounty Lottery

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  • Jelurida – Using Nxt and Ardor Without Installing the Core Clients

Jelurida added some direct links on its website for people to try the official Nxt client (mainnet),  Ardor client (testnet), as well as a Nxt client for the testnet, without needing to download or install anything. This way, users can check out the features and functionalities of Ardor and Nxt and experience the technology in an easy and safe way, because these are open nodes managed by trustwhorthy people, that use an https connection to establish a safe connection.

However, for maximum security, we always recommend running the official client in your own computer (or your local network), and either wait for the the full blockchain to download or run the Nxt client in light mode.

Lior Yaffe, aka Riker, states:

We now implemented live blockchain access directly from the Jelurida web site  for NXT mainnet and testnet and to the Ardor testnet.The good thing is that it’s using Https on port 443 so that you can also access it from inside your corporate network for demo purposes or just when your boss in not watching.Disclaimer: the mainnet node is running on a VPS and secure by our sys-admin, however, do not treat it as a fully secure online wallet. There is always a (very small imo) risk that this node will get hacked and a malicious JavaScript injected into it to try to steal your passphrase. We take absolutely no responsibility over this.

Source and more information: https://nxtchat.slack.com/archives/C0JR4J5NF/p1494568283575599

Link to the the Nxt Client interface on mainnet by Jelurida

Link to the Nxt client interface on testnet by Jelurida

Link to the Ardor client interface on testnet by Jelurida

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  • Janus – New Projects and Q&A Session

On the 18th of May at 13:00h CEST, there will be a Questions and Answers session at the #janusproject channel on NxtChat on Slack, where a new and, according to rumors, remarkable member of the Janus team who will be introduced to the community. Travin Keith, Marketing Director and Blockchain Advisor at the Nxt Foundation, will be organizing this event and confirm the identity of this mysterious new Janus team member after they are revealed.

Bjorn states:

This individual brings with him over 20+ years of experience and contacts within various industry, primarily entertainment. He has personally met world leaders, and celebrity alike that are well known in pop culture past and present. His experience will be vital to our team and company success now and long into the future.

To avoid making extravagant claims we will have the Nxt Foundation confirm publicly his identity, followed up with LinkedIn and other factors that cannot be faked. I have also met him under circumstances that are impossible to fabricate his roles in the past.

Please mark the date and time down if you plan to attend this Q&A and thank you in advance for joining the event!

Moreover, the Janus team has also launched their new website, EtcBets.com, an online casino with the Ethereum Classic (ETC) community in mind, in order to provide a fun and safe place to play and bet, which generates an extra source of income for the owners of Janus and JanusXT assets.

I’m very proud as a Janus team member to provide this site for the Ethereum Classic community. It comes at a turning point in our careers where we will be soon shifting into mainstream industry. While we cannot predict the future I can foresee huge potential in our concepts and direction. If you haven’t researched our work, I invite you now to come take a look.”

We´re proud to announce the launch of our new website EtcBets.com, a centric Provably Fair igaming for Ethereum Classic.

Official Thread: https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=1907827.0

Janus holders can expect an addition to the monthly NXT profit share ( 90% of the NXT profit * from BetterBets.io),  .
an extra revenue stream to Janus and JanusXT holders from this centric ETC blockchain business:

10% to Janus holders, 10% to JanusXT holders, 10% to the Ethereum Classic development teams, and 70% to the Janus Team
* Please keep in mind, that not always the profits will be equal due to the nature of BetterBets.io and  EtcBets.com . Sometimes the house wins and sometimes it loses, although we´ve a standard house edge of 1%.

Source and more information: https://nxtchat.slack.com/archives/C302TRJAV/p1494598583299736

https://www.nxter.org/ae-janus-4348103880042995903/

#janusproject (Link to join Nxtchat on Slack)

Janus new’s compilation

https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=1907827.0;all

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  • Adel – Roadmap and New White Paper Published

Adel, the blockchain project incubator that uses Nxt technology as a base to build its ecosystem, has recently published its 10th Whitepaper titled ‘Designing a Blockchain Incubator‘, together with a detailed road map showing the upcoming milestones in its project development and execution.

Gabriel Dusil, co-founder & board member of Adel, states:

We are passionate about Adel, and have great plans for the ecosystem, so we will present a compelling roadmap to the participants of the ICO,

Feb 2016 Adel is founded

Jun 2016 Phase 1 Ecosystem Architecture

Dec 6th 2016 Website is launched

March 17th 2017 Adel Ecosystem Limited is registered in the Isle of Man

May 1st 2017 ICO, round 1 begins

Jun/Jul 2017 Adelphoi, ADL is listed on exchanges

Jun 2017 Community module development begins

Jun 2017 Phase 2 Legal & Investment structure development begins

Jun 2017 Idea to Project Supply Chain begins

Q3 2017 Ardor is released

Q4 2017 Adel becomes child-chain of Ardor

Q1 2018 Investment entity established

Q1 2018 Adelshare, ADS equity token is established

Q2 2018 First projects are funded & launched

Q2 2018 Phase 3 Project Execution

Whatever the result of the ICO we plan to plow forward with Adel, because the seed capital already raised is enough to establish momentum to build the second phase of our ecosystem (see WP#10).

Adel’s ICO has already collected over 200BTC. However it’s far from the minimum of 900 BTC required to be collected by the end of the ICO process. Despite this, it is possible that the the aforementioned road map, together with the translation of the website and ICO landing page to Spanish and Russian, boosts this ICO.

More information: ICO Portal

Twitter    LinkedIn    Facebook     Reddit

The Adel ICO is live

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  • 19800.com – New Market ARDR / CNY

19800, an exchange based in China, now allows users to trade ARDR straight with CNY (Chinese Yuans). The announcement of the inclusion of this new pair will hopefully include an increase in Ardor technology as it seems to have created big expectations for traders.

While other exchanges, such as HitBTC, ChangellyPoloniex, and Bittrex, allow users to trade ARDR with BTC. This inclusion makes 19800.com one of the few exchanges, together with Litebit, that allows you  to use fiat money to buy ARDR.

Source: https://www.19800.com/market/cny_ardr

https://nxtchat.slack.com/archives/C35SXSXP1/p1494730571657518

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NXT IN THE MEDIA

  • CoinTelegraph – Reviews and Articles About Adel

CoinTelegraph has recently published a string of articles analyzing and talking about Adel and its community-based ecosystem, which will rely on the features and advantages that the Nxt & Ardor platform are able to offer for administrative purposes,  whilst adopting the best business procedures to manage the projects. The articles include a lot of information about Adel and the ICO that is currently going on:

Among Adel’s features are:

  • The Board, comprised of several people, who are experts in various aspects of business. The proclaimed purpose of the Board is to direct the development of the community and provide guidance to the Blockchain-powered projects whose development will be facilitated by Adel;
  • A thoroughly developed and described process, which Adel will use to help the new Blockchain-based companies throughout their early existence, from the stage of an idea to a fully functioning use case;
  • Adelphoi, a cryptocurrency token which will be used to power the inner workings of Adel’s ecosystem. It provides an easy and transparent way to exchange value between the participants.
  • Three planned projects, whose implementation is set to begin right after the end of the three rounds of funding of Adel. Their descriptions and implementation plans are available on Adel’s home page as project 01, project 02 and project 03.

As these texts explain, Adel intends to build a community composed of enthusiast innovators who will be the base to build new business, starting from an idea and steering, funding and boosting all the process with the participation of the community.

Gabriel Dusil, co-founder & board member of Adel, states:

After researching the digital currency market, Adel chose Nxt’s Blockchain-as-a-Service (BaaS) platform due to the features it presents that Adel can employ for its community. Adel will also use Nxt’s Ardor, which has further features that Adel will use for its project portfolio.

Source and more information: Adel – ICO Due Diligence

Adel – Why Fintech Incubator Launches ICO,

Adel – How Digital Currencies Help Create Real World Solutions Explained

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PRICE EVOLUTION

  • Weekly NXT/ARDR Price Evolution

The following graphic shows the NXT / BTC exchange trends at Poloniex over this past week:The following graphic shows the ARDR / BTC exchange trends at Poloniex over this past week:

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Nxt News – May 2017 (II): Entertainment May Be the Most Effective Mode of Learning

May 2017 (II)

 

Here’s some of the latest news about Nxt over this past week in May:

NXT COMMUNITY

DEVELOPMENT

NXT IN THE MEDIA

PRICE EVOLUTION

 

Here below are more details about each of these:

 

NXT COMMUNITY

  • NxtChat on Slack – 1500 Registered Users!

Nxt’s Slack is one of the places for the Nxt community to discuss and share news about Nxt. Since its inception in January 2016, it’s now reached over 1,500 users and 31 dedicated channels for various purposes. Among them, alongside the main #general channel, we can find channels for specific projects such as #adel and #janusproject, or channels for specific purposes such as #developers and #helpdesk.

Once again, the features provided by the Nxt and Ardor 100% PoS platforms are attracting more and more people both familiar with blockchain technology as well as newcomers. If you haven’t already joined the Nxt community, come and join us! We are waiting for you!

 

Alongside Slack, Nxt and Ardor are officially present on the following platforms:

At Nxter.org, we’ll continue spreading the word as we’ve been doing since the beginning to try to help more people learn about both Nxt and Ardor, together with the full ecosystem around it. If you’re interested in giving us a hand to achieve this objective, please visit nxter.org/get-published-get-paid-nxtp

More information: You can find the latest news at the #swarms channel on Slack or visit nxtforum.org to discuss with the community

Twitter: NxtCommunity, ArdorPlatform e Ignis Guide

Reddit: Reddit.com/r/nxtReddit.com/r/ardorReddit.com/r/cryptocurrency

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  • How To – Initialize a Nxt/Ardor Account without Issuing an Outgoing Transaction

When creating a new Nxt account, first thing we must do is to choose a passphrase as strong as possible as that will be our private key. Then, the public key for the generated account is computed using the supplied secret passphrase.

There are 1077 account numbers available in Nxt, but there are a much larger number of possible passwords, so an obvious question is whether or not it’s possible for more than one password to open the same account.The answer is no – as long as you have issued one transaction from your account. Here’s why: until a transaction is sent from your account, it is not secured by a public key. Once the first transaction is issued, a 256-bit public key for your account is generated.

Once this is done, your account number is secured. In the very rare case that someone enters a passphrase that would generate the same 64-bit account number as an existing account, the software will deny the use of the passphrase and ask you to choose another one. When you issue an outgoing transaction, your 256bit public key (with the first 64 being your visible account number) is transmitted to the network and incorporated into the blockchain.

In order to make thing easier, Lior Yaffe, Nxt and Ardor core developer and member of Jelurida, has shown us a new way to fully secure our Nxt account without having to send an outgoing transaction and without needing to download the blockchain:

The procedure works as follows:
1. Install NXT on an offline computer
2. Start your node and connect to it using the desktop wallet or web wallet (http://localhost:7876)
3. Create an account to generate a new passphrase and store it in a safe place
4. Login using your newly created passphrase
5. From the dashboard locate your public key displayed below the “Dashboard” header or click the “More Info” link on the “Account Balance” tile and on the resulting “Account Details” modal locate the “Public Key” field and copy the 64 characters value
7. Provide your newly created NXT address and your 64 characters public key to an account owner who already poses NXT and has a fully synchronized blockchain, some exchanges also support this process
8. The online account owner should now click on the “Send NXT” button in his wallet (or the Ardor equivalent) and specify your account address in the Recipient field. The dialog will display in response the “Recipient Public Key” field below. Enter the 64 chars public key into this field. Complete the rest of the data and submit the transaction.
9. Once the incoming transaction is confirmed, your account is funded and secured by a 256 public key

Source and more information: https://nxtforum.org/general-discussion/initialize-a-new-nxtardor-account-without-issuing-an-outgoing-transaction/msg231660/?topicseen#msg231660

https://nxtwiki.org/wiki/How-To:CreateAccount

https://nxtwiki.org/wiki/FAQ#Is_it_possible_for_more_than_one_password_to_open_the_same_account.3F

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  • Crypto Awards – Nxt Nominated

The Nxt cryptoplatform has been nominated to the Crypto Awards (TCA), which intends to reward ideas and efforts of the best crypto projects in the world, based on the project’s originality, tech, functionality, usability, and ideas. These awards give a great deal of visibility to cryptocurrency projects, with experienced judges that are fair and have solid reputations in the world of crypto.

Being nominated on TCA comes with great potential benefits for participants. They receive scores and feedback from an international judging panel of experts, which even if they don’t win, could help fine-tune some projects so they can improve and become stronger.

Winners will be rewarded with official certificates and big mentions on the platform and social media channels to thousands of traders.

Annual winners of the project of the year are awarded and shipped their very own shiny coin trophy!

The Crypto world does expands rapidly, and almost daily new coins and projects launch, so it takes a lot of time for investors and traders to get a good overview of what’s happened on the market, TCA will help highlight the very best projects making it easier for them to determine risks.

Source and more information: http://www.crypto-awards.com/nominees/nxt

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  • Bitcointalk.org – Nxt Official Thread Updated

The official Nxt thread on Bitcointalk has been updated. The new design is cleaner, elegant and simple, thus bringing visibility to the most important links while providing a general and structured vision of the platform and some of its most significant details.

Despite the fact that the members of the Nxt community have many possibilities to discuss and share information about the platform, Bitcointalk’s popularity in the cryptoworld is huge because it was one of the pioneer forums in this field. Because of this, the importance of taking care of all details  so that new people put their eyes on this platform are correctly informed is important.

FORUMWIKIMAGAZINETWITTERFACEBOOKREDDITSLACK CHATWHITEPAPER

Get involved with Nxt today and join a growing crypto community!
Nxt is about decentralization. Create your own concepts and businesses on top of the Nxt blockchain without the need for permissions.
The future is Nxt

Source: https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=587007.0

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DEVELOPMENT

  • Nxt’s Alias System – Plugin for Web Browsers

Nxt’s Alias System is one of the biggest features included in Nxt’s core. In simple terms, the alias feature allows one piece of text to be substituted for another, so that keywords or key phrases can be used to represent other things – names, telephone numbers, physical addresses, websites, account numbers, email addresses, product SKU codes, and almost anything else you can think of. Aliases can be registered right on the Nxt client itself. You can search existing Aliases and acquire unused ones. Aliases can be mapped to an account, a URI or other data, and can be bought, sold, and transferred to other users. You can also change the function of an Alias once you have registered it.

The possibilities are almost endless! When you update the NRS, the client checks the downloaded file against an alias with the sha256 string. For each new release, the core developers update the alias with the new sha256 string. By the way, did you know what was the only transaction included in the block 1,000,000? Yes, it was an alias named ImReady, which was registered in that block.

One of the multiple applications that the Alias feature allows is the implementation of a decentralized DNS system, an objective that is easily achievable by means of these free plugins for your Chrome and Opera web browsers (Firefox version will be available as soon as the changes in the Firefox API are implemented) offered by Peername. With aliases, users can be pointed to the site they want to visit in a decentralized manner. If a website is hacked or taken down, the alias can be set to redirect users to the right place anyway, no matter what the new URL would be.

NXT alias redirection works via the “omnibox” feature. Once installed, you just need to type “nxt (space or tab) alias_name” in the address bar. For example “nxt (space) nxt” will redirect you to nxtforum.com. Some other Aliases already registered that you can use to try out this plugin are:

nxt > https://nxtforum.org
nxter > https://www.nxter.org
a101 > https://www.nxter.org/nxt-tutorials
assethub > https://www.nxter.org/assethub
nxternews > https://www.nxter.org/newsletters
snapshot1 > https://www.nxter.org/snapshot-nxt-unsurpassable-blockchain-solutions

Do you know other good alias shortcuts? Then please leave them in the comment section below and fill us in!

Source and more information: https://www.nxter.org/nxt-core-alias-system

http://nxtwiki.org/wiki/Alias_System

https://peername.com/browser-extension

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NXT IN THE MEDIA

  • Adel – Articles and Reviews

Adel’s ICO has already begun, as we announced in our previous newsletters. Shortly after the start of the ICO of this blockchain incubator that will make use of many features provided by Nxt, there have been a few people who have shared their opinions and reviews about Adel.

Coradan is one of them. He is a member of the Nxt community who is in charge of a blog in Spanish where he presents many uses cases that make use of the Nxt platform. He has recently published his tenth edition in this series titled: Adel – Casos de Uso con Blockchain. The articles includes a brief introduction to Adel and focuses on key concepts and aspects of this ecosystem, its projects, and the ICO process going on. The author mentions the potential of such a great idea and reminds us that Adel incubator will be built on Nxt, and will move to Ardor when necessary.

TheWireMaster, also a member of the Nxt community, has published on The Wiring a small review of Adel as well. Together with a general overview about the operation of this blokchain incubator, TheWireMaster also offered his personal opinion about the most exciting details:

Ideas are not only coming from the Innovators. Ideas are also provided by the Adel R&D team… Adel is not exclusively working on blockchain projects… The project is proactive when it comes to compliance to regulations. Participants to the ICO will have to comply to the AML (Anti-Money Laundering), CTF (Counter-Terrorism Financing) and KYC (Know Your Customer)…

Adel, in my opinion, is potentially the foundation of entrepreneurship and future work models as  conventional employment is heavily changing due to digital transformation….

For his part, Paul H. Madore published a detailed article at Hacked.com which analyzes the Adel platform as well. The text discusses in detail this initiative, starting with some basic concepts, then going over all the whitepapers and documents that they have made publicly available for investors, the first tentative projects, the team members, a comparison with some other incubators or centralized options, ICO details, etc.

The author also discusses some other questions about this ICO that, in his opinion, should be improved or explained better to the investor. Finally, to summarize all this vast article, Paul brings us his personal verdict with good and not such good points about this new blockchain incubator based on Nxt.

Source: http://www.ejemplosnxt.com/ej-10-adel-casos-de-uso-con-blockchain

https://thewiring.com/2017/05/07/adel-the-future-of-business-governance

https://hacked.com/ico-analysis-adel

The Adel ICO is now live

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  • Cointelegraph – Blockchain Mainstream Adoption

This article published at Cointelegraph, titled Major Challenges to Blockchain Mainstream Adoption: Industry View, compiles many opinions from different experts about the current situation and the future challenges that blockchain technology faces in order to become mainstream.

Travin Keith, Marketing Director and Blockchain Consultant of the Nxt Foundation, was one of the experts asked by CCGroup for this article on CoinTelegraph. Travin explains why, in his view, massive adoption hasn’t come yet:

Misunderstandings of the true technical abilities of Blockchain technology, coupled with the lack of general awareness about Blockchain technology, currently forms some of the most significant barriers to mainstream adoption. Many people still don’t really understand what Blockchain is, or what it can do. Though they may have heard about Bitcoin, and even use it, they might not necessarily understand how it works, much less what else the technology is capable of doing. It’s not surprising though, as people use currencies regularly throughout their lives but are largely not exposed to backend systems, which Blockchain essentially is, though quite a revolutionary one.

However, even if more people are aware of Blockchain and its capabilities, the resistance to changing existing systems due to the costs to utilize this new technology is another one of the significant barriers to mainstream adoption. It’s even harder for larger corporations which are less agile and thus have higher costs when making such changes. The benefits of adopting Blockchain technology will thus have to greatly outweigh the costs of this shift in order to justify going through such difficulties.

Source and more opinions: https://cointelegraph.com/news/major-challenges-to-blockchain-mainstream-adoption-industry-view

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  • Koles Coin News – Meet Travin Keith

Travin Keith, Marketing Director and Blockchain Consultant of the Nxt Foundation, is the subject of this brief biography built by Koles Coin News. In this video, an overview of some of the task developed by Travin in many different projects, such as  Nxt, Ardor, the Hiperledger Project, Adel, and many more are given.

Source and more information: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCWN9FtDP3d-jfJu83pGARxw

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PRICE EVOLUTION

  • Weekly NXT/ARDR Price Evolution

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

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

Nxt news – May 2017 (I): Shortcuts Cause Long Delays

May 2017 (I)

Here’s some of the latest news about Nxt over this past week:

NXT COMMUNITY
DEVELOPMENT
NXT IN THE MEDIA
PRICE EVOLUTION

 

Here below are more details about each of these topics:

 

NXT COMMUNITY

  • Nxt Foundation – Jelurida Joins the Supporter Program

Travin Keith, Marketing Director of the Nxt Foundation, has announced that Jelurida, the corporation that brings together all the Nxt and Ardor core developers, has become an Organizational Supporter to the Nxt’s Foundation Supporter Program. Jelurida now joins Janus and Sigwo Technologies in their economical support to the Foundation.

Some members of the community, such as abctc, Arthur Penzl, CryptKeeper, Eddie Willers, Farl, Lior Yaffe, lolik, Martin Rönnebeck, RobinSavandra, Sazan, Sebastiaan, Wilhelm, among multiple others, have also joined this initiative as Annual Supporters in order to increase the sustainability of the Nxt Foundation.

The Supporter Program was launched in early 2017 with the purpose of creating a source of regular funding for the activities of the Foundation to promote the use of Nxt and Ardor blockchain technology. Becoming a supporter also comes with many benefits, such as being listed on this page and having your own @nxtcommunity.io or @ardorcommunity.io email address. Please note, however, that while the Foundation is grateful to its supporters, being one is not a sign of endorsement from the Foundation.

All members and supporters of the community, both individuals, and corporations, are invited to support the Nxt Foundation as much as they can. The Foundation has been doing a terrific job for the Nxt community for years, achieving remarkable results thanks to the efforts of its members, despite not having a lot of funding when it was launched.

Source and more information: https://www.nxtfoundation.io/supporters

nxtforum.org/news-and-announcements/nxt-foundation-supporter-program

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  • Blockchain Forum by El Pais – Lior Yaffe Will Be a Speaker

Lior Yaffe, Nxt and Ardor core developer, has confirmed his attendance to the Retina technological forum that will take place on the 9th of May in Madrid (Spain), organized by both EL PAIS, the largest circulation newspaper in Spain, and Accenture. A lot of executives from many different Spanish and Latin American corporations will come together at the Palacio Municipal de Congresos de Madrid to attend to this meeting.

Throughout the day, visitors will be able to learn about the business opportunities and some new applications that blockchain technology has to offer to many different industries to transform business, and how innovative companies can use this technology.

RETINA and ACCENTURE would like to invite you to BLOCKCHAIN, the forum created for better understanding the challenges and opportunities of the technology that is changing financing, business and the concept of trust itself.

We’d like to tell you about the exciting times that we are facing in this digital transformation. Come join us!

During the forum, many different round-table discussions will take place and lectures will be given acclaimed experts. Lior will be giving a presentation about a real-life use case and how it could benefit from blockchain technology:

Riker en el Hackathon Organizado por Intel en Israel
Riker at a blockchain hackathon organized by Intel in Israel

You can book your tickets at elpaisretina.com.

Source: http://retina.elpais.com/retina/2017/04/18/eventos/1492538336_995335.html

http://tecnologia.elpais.com/tecnologia/2016/04/12/actualidad/1460481410_069376.html

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  • Webit Festival Europe – Jelurida Was Well Received

In our previous newsletter, we announced that Kristina Kalcheva and Tomislav Gountchev, both members of Jelurida, were going to attend to the 8th edition of Webit Festival Europa, which took place on the 25th and 26th at the Sofia Tech Park in Bulgaria. According to the organizers, Webit is the most influential event in the field of digital economy and technology in the region.

The event was a complete success and many people came to visit the festival, which attracted innovative start-up projects to the interesting conference schedule offered during the two days. Tomislav also had the opportunity to give a brief presentation to some of the attendees at the start-up pavilion about Nxt and Ardor features.

Miembros de Jelurida Kristina Kalcheva y Tomislav Gountchev en la octava edición del Festival Webit Europa

Kristina, once the two hectic workdays for Jelurida at Webit were over, stated:

We were the first to arrive at 7:30… It was a great day, we talked to tons of people and gave out more than 1500 brochures. Even the president of Bulgaria got one… Quite an educational campaign we did today… but many knew about Nxt and asked about Ardor, too…

I’m very happy with the attention that Nxt and Ardor got from people who are now discovering blockchain but also from these who want to use blockchain technology for their projects.

Source and more information: http://www.webitcongress.com

https://nxtchat.slack.com/archives/C35SXSXP1/p1493142857217758 (link para unirse a NxtChat en Slack)

https://nxtchat.slack.com/archives/C0JR4J5NF/p1493230542545781

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  • Adel – The ICO Begins

Today, May the 1st, 2017, begins Adel‘s Initial Coin Offering (ICO). After many months of preparation, users can now take part in the first ICO round of this blockchain incubator that will rely on Nxt for its operations.

Adel is a global cryptocurrency community that is self-sustained and offers its own economic ecosystem with the Adelphoi token. Our community focuses on creating, developing and implementing use cases involving blockchain technology that covers a wide range of digital and physical industries. Supported projects are developed, discussed and decided by community members.

Adel will have three rounds of ICO to ensure a controlled deployment of funds as various projects are introduced to the community. There will be a total of 100 million non-mineable Adelphoi units available in the Adel ecosystem, with 33,333,333 released in the first round…

In the first White Paper we can find all the details of this ICO process:

There will be five stages for stakeholders to earn different bonus percentages for their BTC and tokens converted by ShapeShift. This bonus refers to the amount of Adelphoi the stakeholder will receive, and is directly proportional to their voting power within the community.

  • 20% bonus in ADL ▲First 3 days ▲ 12:00 noon UTC on May 1st till 23:59 UTC on May 3rd
  • 15% bonus in ADL ▲ Next seven days ▲ 00:00 UTC on May 4th till 23:59 UTC on May 10th
  • 10% bonus in ADL ▲ Next seven days ▲ 00:00 UTC on May 11th till 23:59 UTC on May 17th
  • 5% bonus in ADL ▲ Next seven days ▲ 00:00 UTC on May 18th till 23:59 UTC on May 24th
  • 0% bonus ▲ Last seven days ▲ 00:00 UTC on May 25th till 23:59 UTC on May 31st
  • 15% bonus in ADL ▲Special bonus for contributions of over 20 BTC ▲ Stakeholders who exceed this minimum will receive an  automatic bonus of 15% no matter when they
    submitted their first contribution

The first ICO round will be open for four weeks. The ICO will be open to most of the available cryptocurrencies via ShapeShift and Changelly. After the first round of ICO, the total amount will be proportionally calculated and exchanged for 28,333,333 units of Adelphoi. Five million Adelphoi will then be allocated to the Adel team.

During the past few months, the Adel team has presented a lot of documents explaining the operation of this new ecosystem. On the official website you can find a number of White Papers, some detailed project’s proposals, Frequently Asked Questions, and much more information. With this, anyone interested can easily access as much information as they need to take an informed decision.

Adel’s ICO will be the first to comply with Anti-Money Laundering (AML), Counter-Terrorism Financing (CTF) and Know your Customer (KYC) regulations.

Source and more information: https://www.adelphoi.io/content/pdf/wp_1.pdf

https://www.adelphoi.io

https://www.nxter.org/adel-ico-will-begin-on-may-1-and-be-legally-compliant

Twitter: https://twitter.com/adelphoi_io Slack: https://adelchatinvite.herokuapp.com/

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  • TheWireMaster  – Ardor Song 

TheWireMaster, a member of the Nxt community and admin at NxtFolks, has given all nxters a nice surprise by releasing a new musical hit inspired by Ardor. It’s a catchy song that would have gone to the top of the charts, if  TheWiremaster hadn’t decided to release it for free, but now anybody can enjoy it. You can now listen to it for free at Soundcloud.

  • I had Linda on my mind
    thinking that she was so nice
    but I knew that she was in love
    with an Ethereum Classic guy
    That was no go
    that was so bad
    and I was feeling down
    She was going always home
    passing at 2 by my house
    she was stopping by my window
    but NXT was going high
    Damn it, just now!
    Common go out!
    But I cannot right now
    Then I met her once around
    at the store behind my home
    Spoke about NXT
    but she didn’t seem electrified
  • I could not know
    what was wrong
    but I just don’t mind
    la la la la la la
    la la la la la la
    la la la la la la
    She looked at me
    she was lovely
    and I was freaking out
    then I asked her why she was
    getting in love with a guy like me
    she then told me that she wanted
    a man with Ardor
    how did she know
    that was just me
    and we are happy now
    la la la la la la
    la la la la la la

It’s not the first time that TheWireMaster offered us one of his songs. In 2014 he already composed a song for Come-From-Beyond, one of Nxt’s first core developers, which you can buy at Nxt’s Marketplace.

Source and more information:

https://nxtchat.slack.com/archives/C0JR86S2U/p1493273339317891 (link to join NxtChat on Slack)

https://nxtchat.slack.com/archives/C0JR86S2U/p1493284260974107

https://nxtforum.org/music/’come-from-beyond’-the-song-only-on-the-nxt-marketplace

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DEVELOPMENT

  • Jelurida – Public License Proposal

Jean-Luc, Nxt and Ardor core developer and a member of Jelurida, started a new thread at nxtforum to discuss and propose some solutions to some of the problems that public open source blockchains are facing. Blockchains are usually covered by copyleft GPL licenses which, in certain cases, aren’t enough to protect the stakeholders against copycats, thus hurting the ecosystem and users.

Jelurida is working on a new “coinleft” license model for its upcoming Ardor platform, better suited for open source cryptocurrency projects, which would make sure that not only the value of the source code is protected when the code of a blockchain project is used in another blockchain

In order to achieve that, Jelurida is proposing the following solution:

The new Jelurida Public License (JPL) under which our Ardor platform is planned to be released, will have the following requirement, as an addition to the current GPLv2 clauses. Anyone can use the Ardor source code in another blockchain platform, provided that:

  • The Ignis holders from the original Ardor platform are allocated at least 10% of the forging tokens in that new blockchain, proportional to their Ignis holdings,
    OR
  • The Ardor holders from the original Ardor platform, or the forging token holders from a blockchain that has already satisfied the JPL requirements, are allocated 100% of the forging tokens in that new blockchain, proportional to their forging token holdings.

All of this intends to protect the community and boost the development of the platform, thus avoiding situations such as the one we talked about in a previous newsletter, where a large institution cloned the code of Nxt to develop another solution, without making the new code available to the public, thus violating the GPL and avoiding this potential improvements to be incorporated to the original platform.

Jean-Luc adds to the above:

Under the JPL, any Ignis holder could sue a license violator, because they are given rights under this license…

…if any clone does an ICO and makes it big while violating the license, either Jelurida, or any Ignis holder can initiate a claim, and complying with the license after such a clone is launched would be harder then just allocating the sharedrop from the beginning…

…this also gives some unique value to Ignis tokens, that no other child chain can have

Source and more information: https://www.jelurida.com/jelurida-public-license

https://nxtforum.org/core-development-announcements/announcing-the-jelurida-public-license/msg231634/?topicseen#msg231634

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NXT IN THE MEDIA

  • Steem Nation – Nxt and Ardor are Presented

Beeridiculous is the author of this Steem Nation newsletter, which is published at the Steemit.com platform. This time, he has decided to talk about the second generation blockchains Nxt and Ardor. In the article, he gives a brief description of the two of them:

Nxt revolutionises the financial technology, crowdfunding and governance industries by providing not only the groundbreaking NXT crypto-currency, but also a powerful, modular toolset to build with in any way Nxt users can imagine. Nxt gives users complete freedom to create their own applications.

Ardor is a blockchain-as-a-service platform that will allow people to utilize the blockchain technology of Nxt through the use of child chains. Since all processing will be done on the Ardor main chain, child chain creators won’t need to worry about common issues when creating a blockchain as well as securing it with enough nodes. Child chains will be able to utilize features currently seen in Nxt such as decentralized phasing, voting, and trading, as well as be able to interact with other child chains on the platform, including IGNIS, the first child chain to be launched.

Source and more information: https://steemit.com/cryptocurrency/@beeridiculous/steem-nation-nxt-and-ardor-will-be-presented-april-25-26th

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  • Neocash Radio – Nxt and Ardor

Neocash Radio is a weekly radio program driven by JJ, Darren, Randy and Pedro, where they discuss different trends about cryptocurrencies. This channel started their operation 4 years ago, a considerable amount of time dedicated to talk about news and the evolution of the crypto ecosystem.

In this week’s program, they deal with several subjects. Among them (min 2:30) is a brief presentation to Nxt (and Ardor), it’s history, from BCNext to Jelurida, technical details of the Proof of Stake system, and some details of the coin, such as the block time, block generating method, and the usage of brainwallets. Also mentioned is the Nxt client itself and all the functionalities incorporated in the core of this blockchain, such as is the case with the Asset Exchange, the Decentralized Marketplace, and the Data Cloud. They also made sure to mention the upcoming Ardor launch, which will bring even more features and allow for the creation of  child chains, among others.


Source and more information: http://neocashradio.com/blog/ep204-nxt-ardor-proof-of-stake-spotify-goes-blockchain-dash-commerce-cryptowoo-bitcart

https://www.mixcloud.com/neocashradio/ep204-nxt-ardors-proof-of-stake-spotify-goes-blockchain-dash-commerce-with-cryptowoo-bitcart

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PRICE EVOLUTION

  • Weekly NXT/ARDR Price Evolution

The following graphic shows the NXT / Bitcoin exchange price changes on Poloniex over this past week:

The following graphic shows the ARDR / Bitcoin exchange price changes on Poloniex over this past week:

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Nxt news – April 2017 (III): Quality Means Doing It Right When No One is Looking

April 2017 (III)

 

Here’s some of the latest news about Nxt over this last fortnight:

NXT COMMUNITY
DEVELOPMENT
NXT IN THE MEDIA
PRICE EVOLUTION

 

Here below are more details about each of these topics:

 

NXT COMMUNITY

  • Poloniex Tutorial – How to Transfer Assets to the Official Nxt Client

A few days ago, Poloniex made an unexpected announcement via Twitter stating that on the 2nd of May, they will be delisting 17 coins. Among these is Unity/Supernet, a well-known project among nxters, because, in the beginning, it was closely connected with the Nxt platform and community.

Up to now, the Supernet/Unity asset could be traded both on Poloniex and on Nxt’s Asset Exchange.  Upon Poloniex’s decision, those investors who don’t want to lose their investment must transfer their asset to their Nxt account, where, by means of this core feature of Nxt, it’s impossible for any entity to stop the trading of any asset.

In the following video tutorial, Arthur Penzl shows us how to create an account on Nxt and how to transfer your assets from Poloniex to your account using the official Nxt client (Next Reference Software – NRS)

The audio quotes are taken from the book ‘SNAPSHOT – Nxt, Unsurpassable Blockchain Solutions‘, a full guide to the history, the features, the community, and the evolution of the Nxt cryptocurrency platform. The book can be bought in our online store or from other shops such as Amazon, iBooks, etc.

More information: https://nxter.org/ae

Tutorial: Nxt Asset Exchange

SNAPSHOT – Digital and PoD edition of the Book Now For Sale

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  • Future Blockchains – What is Nxt

This video recently published by Carl, of Future Blockchain, provides a brief introduction to Nxt. In it, Carl enumerates some of the features of Nxt, such as the Voting System, Multisignature or Account Control, Encrypted Messages, decentralized data cloud, decentralized Asset Exchange, decentralized Market Place, crowdfunding capabilites, etc.

The author also explains the big amount of different operations and menus that you can find in your Nxt Wallet, thus making possible for users to easily make use of all the available capabilities of this platform. As Carl outlines, this cryptocurrency has many functionalities integrated, thus allowing a lot of use cases.

The video also remarks that all the cryptocurrencies have the ability to work as a currency, but Nxt is one of the few cryptoplatforms that has more features integrated, thus opening up a new range of possibilities.

Source and more information: What is Nxt

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCxN9JhKLzKePpT1abZPW27g

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  • Webit Festival Europe – Jelurida Confirms its Attendance

Jean-Luc, lead core developer of Nxt and Ardor, has confirmed the attendance of Jelurida members Kristina Kalcheva and Tomislav Gountchev to the 8th edition of Webit Festival Europe, the European edition of the Global Webit Series, which will take place on the 25th and 26th of April at Sofia Tech Park. This event will be attended by large Bulgarian and European institutions and the huge attendee list includes global thought leaders, 5000+ attendees from Fortune 500 companies, major brands, policy makers, scientists, and the hottest startups.

There will be several in interesting activities that will take place during the event, related to things such as digital economy leadership, Fintech and blockchain, security and privacy, smart cities, big data and cloud, and many more.

Jean-Luc says:

Jelurida will be presented by Kristina and Tomi at the Webit Festival in Sofia next week, Apr 25-26.

If any Nxt and Ardor fans are visiting this event, should be able to meet them in the startup exhibition.

All the tickets for the event are already sold out, but if you want you can sign up for the waiting list and, in case of availability, you’ll be able to buy your ticket.

Source and more information: https://nxtforum.org/general-discussion/jelurida-attending-webit-festival-in-sofia-25-26th-april-2017

http://www.webitcongress.com/

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  • Larson Digital – Blockchain Hackaton that Relies on Nxt Tech

In Huckletree Shoreditch, London, a blockchain hackaton organized by Larson Digital with $35,000 in prizes was held. Tasks were focused around developing blockchain-based architecture, security, transaction management, and other solutions underpinning the company’s platform. The participants were required to have skills in:  Java, blockchain, mobile apps, crypto wallets, encryption, digital content, bio identity, regtech…

The tasks will cover:
– Integrating Blockchain and DLTs technologies with eCommerce markets
– Handling Proofs of Identity and cryptographic Passwords
– Reporting across multiple native assets as Tokens
– Securing digital content specifically encryption/keys
– Blockchain regulatory reporting

For this event, the Nxt platform was highlighted:

The hackathon challenges related to blockchain will rely on NXT open-source code (GPL 2). More information for developers can be found on https://nxt.org/get-started/developers/

Please note, this is not sponsored or affiliated with Jelurida. All are welcome to join. All entries that are accepted for deployment will be open-sourced for benefit of community.

As this hackaton is about cloning Nxt’s blockchain and not using the current public blockchain, Jean-Luc, Nxt and Ardor core developer stated:

There is a good reason why Jelurida is not willing to endorse or support this event, and it is because it is not about the public Nxt blockchain but a clone, which the Nxt core developers do not support.

Source: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/blockchain-hackathon-tickets-33545833491

https://nxtchat.slack.com/archives/C0JR4J5NF/p1492540976636399

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  • Janus – Distribution Completed

In our previous newsletter, we talked about the latest news about the asset distribution plan that the Janus team has announced for this quarter, which included the transfer of 800 000 JNS tokens that were for sale on the Nxt Asset Exchange to C-CEX, where they were made available at a price of 3 000 satoshis each. The team is also planning to reduce the total supply to 37 000 000 JNS, in an asset-burning process that would take place in the beginning of July.

The plan has been really successful, and, thanks to the community support and feedback, the team has refined its original strategy once again. By opening itself to the BTC market which has a larger trading volume and number of users, together with the announcement of the incorporation of a new and recognized member to the team, as well as the announcement of the introduction to the ETC community and the launch of some new web projects, it was then possible to sell the originally-available 800 000 assets in addition to the 400 000 assets transferred from the Asset Exchange. With this, the JNS distribution is finally over. Current asset holders will benefit from bigger dividends due to the asset supply shrinkage, thus promoting long term investment.

Bjorn, from the Janus team, states:

We have completed the final distribution for our team, this was a small but needed part of our project to help us offset  internal marketing costs. With this sale ending it is time for our team to begin the process of supply reduction.

Transaction: 11120319234261742538

We started the token count at 99,999,999 JNS current total supply since burn was initiated is now: 25,201,489 JNS

This leaves 16,201,489 in circulation, assuming none of the JanusXT holders leave the Project

Moreover, a road map with the objectives for the following 4-5 months has been set up:

  • Launch of Ethereum Classic community business
  • Q&A session with our new team member and community. His focus will be on marketing our mainstream sites
  • Media based site for JanusXT holders and our team
  • Social Trading/Fintech beta launch prior to the full launch.

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  • Farl4bit – New Asset LinkBuild

Farl4bit, a very well-known and active member of the Nxt community, has announced the launch of his new asset called Linkbuild. The linkbuilding management tool helps companies and website-owners manage their linkbuilding campaigns (linkbuilding is part of search engine optimization).

Farl4bit explains:

 

Linkbuilding for everyone
Linkbuilding.io has come up with a great and easy way to manage your linkbuilding all at one place. Integrate your portfolio and start managing your linkbuilding campaigns and partnerships. The robot ‘io’ will monitor the status of the links for you. Linkbuilding is part of SEO. SEO stands for Search Engine Optimization, which means optimizing your website to rank high in search engines like Google. Linkbuilding.io is an administration tool and does not cheat Google…
LINKBUILDING asset information
To raise funds for the development and promotion of Linkbuilding.io we are using the Nxt Asset Exchange. Linkbuilding.io is now in beta-fase and we want our asset holders to be part of the tool too. We are curious how you experience the tool and how we can improve it. The tool will be ready in a few months.
Asset name: LINKBUILD
Asset account: NXT-FTJF-Q6DM-47XC-54EC2
Asset ID: 11240133193452178590
Decimals: 4
Price: 10 NXT
Total assets: 570 000
Assets for sale: 85 500 assets (15%)

Rewards and dividend
When you support us with this crowdfunding campaign you will be rewarded with part of the profit. When you own for example 1% of the assets, you will get 1% of the profit, paid monthly in NXT with the dividend function in the Nxt Asset Exchange. Plus there are extra rewards:

  • If you buy >1000 assets during ICO, you’ll get a linkbuilding account worth about $165 per year.
  • If you introduce a new paying user you’ll get 200 assets (50000 assets reserved for this)
  • If you join the forum signature campaign you will get 70 assets (7000 assets reserved)

Source and more information: https://nxtforum.org/assets-board/(ann)-linkbuild-asset-gt-crowdfunding-campaign-linkbuilding-io-gt-dividendreward/msg231471/#msg231471

https://linkbuilding.io/crowdfunding

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  • Adel – ICO’s Terms and Conditions

The Adel team has presented a document with Terms and Conditions that constitutes a contract between Adel Ecosystem Limited and any of its future subsidiaries or affiliates constituting the Adel ecosystem. This terms govern the use of the website, the only official and authorized website for Adel, the sale of Adelphoi (“ADL”) through its Initial Coin Offering (“ICO”), and the holding and use of Adelphoi.

Adel’s ICO is the first one to meet Anti-Money Laundering (AML), Counter-Terrorism Financing (CTF), and Know-Your-Customer (KYC) requirements. It aims to raise at least 900 BTC. If this figure isn’t met, then the Voting tool would be used to decide about the future of the project.


By acquiring Adelphoi coins, whether from another stakeholder or through the ICO, you represent and warrant that you:

  • Have a basic level of understanding of the usage and intricacies of cryptographic tokens, such as NXT, and other blockchain-based software systems
  • Are at least 18 years old or the age of contractual capacity
  • Are legally permitted to use NXT tokens in your jurisdiction
  • Waive your right to participate in a class action lawsuit or a class-wide arbitration against any member of Adel Services
  • Are not exchanging Adelphoi for any illegal purpose within your jurisdiction
  • Understand that there is no warranty whatsoever on Adelphoi, express or implied, to the extent permitted by law, and that Adelphoi are created on an “as is” basis
  • Further agree to accept sole risk for your participation in the Adel ecosystem
  • Are not a USA citizen.

This document, together with the FAQ and the wide variety of white papers, projects, and marketing materials published by the Adel team are giving the go-ahead signal to the ICO with more info available to the public to make their decision, which is expected to launch on the 1st of May, 2017.

Adel is a global cryptocurrency community that is self-sustained, and offers its own economic ecosystem with the Adelphoi token. Our community focuses on creating, developing, and implementing use cases involving blockchain technology that covers a wide range of digital and physical industries. Projects are chosen by the community and successful ventures are either re-invested in for further growth or issued as rewards to Adel’s stakeholders

More information: Previous newsletter

Twitter: https://twitter.com/adelphoi_io Slack: https://adelchatinvite.herokuapp.com/

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  • Nxt Node – How to Properly Shut It Down

The developers of Nxt recently shared a reminder that there is an easy way to properly shut down our Nxt node either from the User Interface or from the terminal. This way, we’ll avoid some minor issues that may come up, such as the blockchain file becoming corrupted thus having to download it from scratch. This wouldn’t mean, in any way, that the security of our Nxt account may get compromised for this reason, since all our accounts, balances, transactions, and so forth, are stored on the blockchain. Nevertheless, it could be a small setback that could easily be avoided.

Lior Yaffe, Nxt core developer, states:

The NXT node uses a Java mechanism called “Shutdown Hook” to close the database and perform necessary cleanup before shutting down the Java process. Killing the Java process without letting the shutdown hook execute may result in database corruption.

Therefore, when shutting down the NXT node, always use one of the following methods:
1. On GUI environment, use the “Shutdown” menu item from the system tray icon.
2. From the command line use the command

kill <pid>

If possible, never use the following methods for shutting down the node:

kill -9 <pid>

or kill the process from the Windows task manager or using Mac OS/X similar function

Jean-Luc, Nxt core developer, added to the above:

If you started the server from the command line in a terminal, pressing Ctrl-C there should also send the proper kill signal for a clean shutdown.

Source and more informtaion: https://nxtforum.org/nxt-helpdesk/how-to-properly-shutdown-your-nxt-node/msg231393/#msg231393

How To: Set up a Nxt node on a Raspberry Pi 2

The Forging Bounty Lottery campaign

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DEVELOPMENT

  • Jelurida – Ardor Blockchain Platform Design

Jelurida, the corporation that joins together all the Nxt and Ardor core developers, has published a new document divided into 6 sections where they explain to the public the general design and functionalities of the Ardor platform.

  1. In the first section, they give a brief Introduction to the Nxt Software and its features. All of them are implemented due to the good and flexible design of Nxt.
  2. In the second section, they talk about the possible limitations of the Nxt platform that they’ve identified, such as the need to use the same NXT token for most transactions, or the blockchain bloat problem, which is common for all other blockchain platforms due to the fact that every full node needs to store all transactions ever created since the blockchain was started, as well as re-process all of them when it downloads the blockchain for the first time. This creates a bottleneck that can only get worse when the size of the blockchain increases.
  3. In the third section, they present a solution for the problem mentioned above. It consists of splitting between the “forging token” and the “transactional token”. In Ardor, a separation of these two functions is used to achieve much greater scalability by reducing blockchain bloat, and flexibility, by allowing multiple other transactional tokens to be used, which, in effect, allows custom “child chains” to exist and run on the same network of nodes.
  4. In the fourth section, implementation details are given. Each node running the Ardor blockchain validates the transactions from all child chains, before they are pruned. A node downloading the blockchain from scratch will no longer be able to fully validate child chain transactions that have already been pruned. (it will only verify their hashes and ChildChainBlock transaction signature) However, this does not lower the overall blockchain security as it can still verify that the accounts who forged the blocks containing them were eligible to forge at that time, and therefore those transactions must have been validated by all up-to-date nodes while their data was still available. Child chain transactions will be pruned, but archival nodes can opt to be stored one or more child chains longer, or indefinitely. Periodically, each node will calculate a snapshot of the state of all derived objects, and a hash of this snapshot will be included in the current block by its forger. All nodes that are up-to-date and on the same fork already have exactly the same state, and thus will be able to verify this hash (and reject the block if invalid). A protocol will be defined by scanning which nodes are out-of-date, or are downloading the blockchain from scratch, then request the latest snapshot from up-to-date nodes, then validate it based on its hash being included in the blockchain, and finally download it in a decentralized manner. In this way, such nodes will catch up with the latest system state, thus bypassing the need to re-process all old transactions that are already pruned.
  5. In the fifth section, gains and benefits are analyzed. Among them, we find the ability for the blockchain to scalae and the possibility to create our own personlized child chains, secured by the main chain, that will use their native token.
  6. In the last section, the document explains the different implementation phases for Ardor that will start with its initial launch in the third quarter of 2017.

You can have a look at the full document to learn more details to learn more about Ardor.

Source and more information: https://www.jelurida.com/ardor-blockchain-platform-design

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  • Google Chrome – Ardor Price

Taha Tawfik has announced his new development: an extension for Google Chrome that shows the price of Ardor, among some other functionalities, in this popular web browser. These are the features provided by this extension:

  • Notify you if price goes higher or lower
  • Handle over 33 currency as such (USD/JPY/INR/EUR/GBP)
  • Handle high precision
  • Quick-Links (Slack, ardorplatform.org, able to monitor the fiat equivalent of your wealth in Ardor instead of the price (1000 ARDR = $30)
  • Allow you to select the refresh rate from 10s to once every 4 hours.

Source: https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/ardor-price/ipaidnnpbccoekihkcelmnnhnidhnpfd

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NXT IN THE MEDIA

  • Gate of Bitcoin – NXT Coin, the Second Generation Cryptocurrency

This article written in German by KriptoGate, published on the platform Gate of Bitcoin, summarizes some of the many features of the pioneer 2.0 blockchain: Nxt. The text states some important milestones about the development of Nxt and explains some of the most popular features (such as the brain wallet, PoS, forging…) and explains why Nxt is a complete ecosystem for businesses and is much more that just a simple payment system.

The author also exposes some of the arguments used against Nxt (and PoS coins in general), such as the Nothing at Stake (NAS) attack. We’d like to point out here that there are some research into this field, such as the one carried out by Kushti and the Consensus Research team, that deemed this attack as unfeasible against the Nxt platform.

Note: The Jay wallet, which is referenced in the article, is not updated anymore. The Supernet wallet isn’t currently compatible with the Nxt API.

Source and more information: http://bitcoin.netzophren.de/nxt-coin-die-krypto-waehrung-der-zweiten-generation/

Nothing at Stake explained in 4 minutes

https://github.com/ConsensusResearch/articles-papers/blob/master/multistrategy/multistrategy.pdf

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  • Steem It – The DAO Incident, Ardor (or NXT) and the Whole Confusion

Nivesh, writer of this article published at SteemIt, talks about the rise in price of cryptocurrencies such as Dash, Monero, Ripple, and even ETH, after going through the DAO incident. In the midst of this, NXT and Ardor have been quietly adapting and evolving.

The author offers a clear explanation about the features included in these two platforms:

NXT offers asset exchange so the ability to create tokens or trade in existing ones, it is also a data could which is protected by the blockchain; exclusive only to the owner of the address and there is a voting system as well…
The Ardor main chain will be where transaction processing for all child chains, including Ignis, will happen. The reason why transactions on the main chain will be minimized is to deal with the blockchain bloat issue. This issue is also addressed in the feature that child chain transactions will be pruned after a snapshot every 1440 blocks (~24 hours). However, child chains can choose to have all transaction details recorded through the use of an archival node

Ardor and Ignis will be launched during the third quarter of this year. Ardor’s testnet has created a lot of expectation, making the price of both NXT and ARDR go up. What will happen once the mainnet is launched? Only time will tell…

Source and more information: https://steemit.com/ardr/@nivesh/the-dao-incident-ardor-or-nxt-and-the-whole-confusion

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PRICE EVOLUTION

  • Aaron AG – NXT Technical Analysis

Aaron AG has his own YouTube channel with over 2200 followers. There, he performs some technical analysis of different cryptocurrencies in a clear and easy-to-understand didactic teaching style. This time he talked about NXT:

Aaron gives a short explanation about his videos:

Learn step by step as if you were watching directly over my shoulder and get ready to enter a fun and exciting world of Technical Analysis that puts you right into the drivers seat or right beside me to watch first hand how to trade the market and learn its patterns and movements. Teaching investing and sharing helpful information with others in these uncertain times. All videos are for educational purposes only and are my personal investment choices. If you choose to invest using any of my recommendations or strategies you do so at your own risk.

We’d like to point out that we are just echoing the opinion of an analyst because it’s referring to NXT. However, that doesn’t mean that Nxter approves nor disapproves this opinion. Investors are always responsible for doing the proper research and analyzing the risks when investing in volatile markets such as cryptocurrencies.

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  • Lumbridgecity – Time to Invest in NXT and/or ARDR?

LumbridgeCity is a platform that aims to teach users how to trade cryptocurrencies on Poloniex. It includes Bitcoin Trading and CryptoCurrency Guides as well as Video Tutorials. It features updates covering Poloniex Margin Trading and Margin Lending markets and tutorials on basic technical analysis and live Poloniex Trading reports.

This week, they’ve introduced a new video analyzing the price of NXT and trying to foresee (always in their personal opinion) its future movements:

They’ve also release another video concerning ARDR’s price evolution:

We’d once again like to point out that we are just echoing the opinion of an analyst because it’s referring to NXT. However, that doesn’t mean that Nxter approves nor disapproves this opinion. Investors are always responsible for doing the proper research and analyzing the risks when investing in volatile markets such as cryptocurrencies.

More information: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCnhc9BEete6WcgU0MvPoAKg

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  • Weekly NXT/ARDR Price Evolution

The following graphic shows the NXT / Bitcoin exchange price changes on Poloniex over this past week:

The following graphic shows the ARDR / Bitcoin exchange price changes on Poloniex over this past week:

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Nxt news – April 2017 (II): The Dictionary is the Only Place Where Success Comes Before Work

April 2017 (II)

 

Here’s some of the latest news about Nxt over this past week:

NXT COMMUNITY
DEVELOPMENT
NXT IN THE MEDIA
PRICE EVOLUTION

 

Here below are more details about each of these topics:

 

NXT COMMUNITY

  • Cointelegraph – Blockshow Europe 2017

Blockshow Europe 2017, the blockchain event organized by Cointelegraph, is over.

560 attendees, 26 exhibitors, and 26 speakers joined together in Munich to make it the largest international Blockchain-related event ever organized in Europe. Among the conference speakers were experts, businesses, and practitioners of the global Blockchain industry.

The Nxt Foundation attended as exhibitors and represented Nxt and Ardor with a booth in the main exhibition space. Some members of Jelurida also showed up during the event:

Dave Pearce, board member of the Nxt Foundation, stated when the event was over:

BlockShow 2017 was excellent, the Nxt Foundation team networked a lot. And, as often happens, we ran into lots of serious business/crypto people who’ve been quietly following Nxt (and now Ardor) with interest over the last few years, so we got plenty of love in Munich.

Source and more information: https://cointelegraph.com/news/blockshow-europe-2017-by-cointelegraph-events-became-massive-success-hundreds-attended

https://nxtforum.org/nxt-promotion/coin-telegraph-blockshow-europe-april-6-2017-munich/

http://events.cointelegraph.com

Blockshow news at Nxter.org

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  • Moldova ICT Summit 2017 – Blockchain Innovations in Government

Lee Gibson Grant, founder of the Drachmae project and early member of the Nxt community, gave a presentation at the 2017 Moldova ICT Summit, where he talked about DT X, a new project, which seems to build on top of his earlier blockchain experiments – a cryptocurrency that pays dividends, a bunch of partnerships, and a proposed complete blockchain infrastructure to “make it possible for non-government entities, or governments themselves, to establish and run a national, parallel, paperless monetary system, Viability of Blockchain for E-Governance and Smart Cities”.

Lee states in his presentation:

Nxt is a decentralized blockchain, which has been around since 2013. It’s been very generous to me because all the projects I’ve done with it have been very successful… We struggled with many other blockchains…

The Republic of Moldova is a landlocked country in Eastern Europe, bordered by Romania to the west and Ukraine to the north, east, and south. DT X aims to outline various use cases for individuals, private associations, regional, municipal, and central government entities to achieve acceptance or disapproval of its technology and find out whether it has a role to play in solving real world problems, or if it should remain a theoretical experiment left to be debated by economists.

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  • Adel – FAQ

Adel, the upcoming blockchain incubator that will be built on top of the Nxt blockchain, has just published a comprehensive FAQ with 40 of these questions to address concerns that potential investors may have. This FAQ further explains existing information given in a set of whitepapers and projects that Adel has already shared with the community. The Adel ICO will begin on the 1st of May, 2017.

Why did Adel choose Nxt as their blockchain platform?

Adel chose Nxt because they are a better Blockchain as a Service (BaaS). For this main reason, Adel established a strategic relationship with Nxt, since they offered the best platform with a set of integrated features to achieve our goals. Our partnership with Nxt is to enable our platform for maximum success with streamlined development and the shortest time to market…

Adel Ecosystem Ltd. will utilize the Nxt blockchain for voting, accounting, and its core infrastructure. In addition, public, private, or child chains on Ardor will be utilized in projects where the benefit of this technology can be utilized

Why did Adel choose Nxt over Ethereum?

Adel chose Nxt because it was the ideal option for the needs of Adel in the use of blockchain technology. With Nxt, a lot of the features required by Adel, such asset creation (a feature used to create the ADL coin), were easily available. In addition:

– Nxt is a platform that has multiple features integrated into its core, which Adel required.
– Nxt is better for Adel because of the need for frequently repeated common transactions on the blockchain.
Adel did not need Ethereum’s customizable smart contracts for its blockchain. Ethereum is more of a platform for smart contracts that require potentially intensive development.
– Adel plans to use phased transactions is progressing efficiently and effectively in the future – one of the most valued features of the Nxt platform.
– Adel needed the ability to create assets on Nxt and utilize its asset exchange. Ethereum has freely issued tokens, but does not have a decentralized exchange at a core level.
– Adel will capitalize on Nxt’s voting to establish a community consensus on approving projects or agreeing on other important decisions.
– Adel will capitalize on Nxt’s dividends feature, built into its core for distribution of funds and project rewards.
– Adel will take advantage of Ardor, once it is deemed suitable, in order to take advantage of the marketplace feature for startup licenses and trading of the ADL currency on an Adel child chain.

Source and more information: https://www.adelphoi.io/faq

Web: http://www.adelphoi.io  Twitter: https://twitter.com/adelphoi_io  Slack: https://adelchatinvite.herokuapp.com/

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  • Janus – Changes in the Distribution Model

The Janus team has announced changes in the way the distribution of the Janus asset:

  • 800 000 Janus assets that were initially planned to be sold during this quarter in the Nxt Asset Exchange have been moved to the C-Cex exchange for sale. This way, investors will have more opportunities to buy Janus straight with BTC, without having to get rid of their NXT.
  • The current distribution, ending on the 3rd of July, will be the last token distribution Janus is going to offer. Furthermore, on 3rd of July, the total supply of Janus will decrease from 97 million to 37 million.

bjorn_bb states:

We will be moving 800,000 Janus tokens of this quarterly distribution from the asset exchange to C-Cex to allow those holding NXT for Ignis conversion more options for larger buys via BTC set at 0.00003 sats. This will be the last token distribution we do, afterwards expect the total supply of Janus to decrease from 97 million to 37 million early July. This notice gives all traders time to plan accordingly in the business sites we are delivering. Currently less than 14 million Janus are in circulation…

Those who wondered you can use BTC/NXT/etc/Ardor if you are interested in getting a token discount for the 2 mil Janus required to get access to JanusXT tier… 1 JanusXT spot remains available.

Source and more information: https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=1677509.msg18509621#msg18509621

Janus News

https://janustoken.com

https://nxtforum.org/the-janus-project/janus-(jns)-blockchain-secured-global-business

#janusproject (Link to join Nxtchat on Slack)

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DEVELOPMENT

  •  Ardor – Development Roadmap

An updated detailed Ardor roadmap has been published by Jelurida, the corporation of core developers working on Nxt and Ardor. In this roadmap, we can see how the developers have managed up to now to meet all the deadlines so far with no delays. Everything is going as planned, and Ardor’s main launch is getting closer.

  • Q1 2017 (done)

    • Testnet launch, parent chain with multiple child chains architecture fully implemented, including UI support
    • Cross-chain Coin Exchange
    • Child chain block creation (“bundling”), fees in native child chain coins
    • “By Holding” dividend payment transaction type
    • Major rewrite and optimization of the peer networking layer
  • Q2 2017 (in progress)
    • Additional Asset Exchange transaction type improvements
    • Prepare for the migration of aliases, holdings, and account settings from the Nxt blockchain to the IGNIS child chain
  • Q3 2017
    • Ardor mainnet launch
    • Migration of ARDR balances from the Nxt blockchain asset to the Ardor Genesis block
    • Spawn of the IGNIS child chain based on existing NXT balances, crowdfunding pre-sale, and development funds
    • Spawn of BTC, EUR, and USD pegged child chains backed by 3rd party business entities
  • Q4 2017
    • Pruning of child chain transactions and sharing of snapshot data between nodes on testnet
  • Q1 2018
    • Pruning and snapshotting implemented on mainnet
    • Additional child chains launched on mainnet
    • Support for child chain specific transaction types

There are also some research projects going on, such as:

  • Child chain specific subnets to improve scalability
  • Blockchain pruning of the Ardor parent chain
  • Child chain specific parameters such as block times and message size
  • Allow user issued child chains

Source: https://www.jelurida.com/ardor-roadmap

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  • Jelurida – Private Blockchain Evaluation Kit v1.11.5

Riker, Nxt and Ardor core developer and member of Jelurida, made a post on Nxtforum announcing the release of a new version of the software to evaluate the operation of private blockchains, which a modified version of Nxt 1.11.5. By using the “Private Blockchain Evaluation Kit”, users are able to rapidly prototype, develop, and test Nxt-based applications on a private, local testnet, without having to join the public testnet or the production blockchain.

Lior Yaffe says:

We expect this evaluation release to be useful for the following purposes:
1. Application developers who plan to eventually deploy their application to public Nxt blockchain.
2. Businesses evaluating the suitability of the Nxt platform for their own private blockchain use case.
3. Academic research and experimentation with proof of stake blockchain technology.
4. Users who want to learn how the Nxt blockchain works, without having to purchase NXT or ask for testnet coins.

Any company can use this to setup a private network, the limitation of this kit, is that the Genesis account with a well known passphrase can submit transactions. We believe that this by itself prevents the usage of this private blockchain for production and that whomever wants to use it for production will need to license a fully functional version from Jelurida.

Source and more information: https://nxtforum.org/nrs-releases/private-blockchain-evaluation-kit-v1-11-4/msg231042/?topicseen#msg231042

https://www.jelurida.com/evaluation

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NXT IN THE MEDIA

  • IBS Intelligence & Bitcoin Agile – Ardor Roadmap

Several online news platforms have covered the recent release of the Ardor development roadmap by Jelurida. Such is the case with Alex Hamilton, who has written an article at IBS Intelligence about it, as well as Bitcoin Agile, which has also discussed this announcement.

Both reports explain some of the functionalities that Ardor child chains will have, such as the ability for users to create their own assets and have them traded on a decentralised asset exchange. They will be able to set up their own child chain that will include pre-installed features from Nxt. Moreover, it will be possible to exchange tokens from one child chain to another. In other words, a cross-chain coin exchange.

Ardor will be designed and tested during this quarter. In the second half of 2017, we will see the launch of the Ardor mainnet. The full launch of Ardor will not mean that Nxt will lose support, because both platforms will exist and get support even once Ardor is launched.

Dave Pearce, board member of the Nxt Foundation, states:

The community is very proud of the progress that has been made since we announced the launch of the Ardor Platform… The  team of software engineers and expert coders at Jelurida are working on creating a platform that can be applied to any number of industries

Source: https://ibsintelligence.com/ibs-journal/jelurida-outlines-ardor-blockchain-platform-next-steps/

http://bitcoinagile.com/C7FED9/jelurida-sets-out-its-roadmap-for-ardor-blockchain-platform_stream

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PRICE EVOLUTION

  • CryptoWatch – NXT/USD & NXT/BTC Pairs Included

CryptoWatch is a real-time market visualization tool that allows users to customize its interface around their trades.

Some of the features included with this tool are:

– Standard OHLC candle chart
– RSI and MACD indicators
– Keltner Channel, Parabolic SAR, and EMA overlays
– Multiple dark and light background themes
– Ability to zoom in
– Live ticker navigation which shows real-time price of the coin you are viewing
– Option to convert all fiat prices into USD, EUR, CNY, or CAD
– Fullscreen mode
– Overlay of your trades on the price chart
– Calculation and comparison of your last trade vs. the current market price

Recently, this platform has added NXT/USD and NXT/BTC pairs, based on the data provided by Poloniex. From now on, all nxters can see how the price of NXT evolves using this tool. Moreover, it is possible to connect to your Poloniex account using an API key and visualize how you are doing in real time and enabling you to execute trades from within the same interface.

Source and more information: https://cryptowat.ch

https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=754677.0

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  • Weekly NXT/ARDR Price Evolution

The following graphic shows the NXT / Bitcoin exchange price changes on Poloniex over this past week:

The following graphic shows the ARDR / Bitcoin exchange price changes on Poloniex over this past week:

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Nxt news – April 2017 (I): The Greater the Difficulty, the Greater the Glory in Surmounting It

April 2017 (I)

 

Here’s some of the latest news about Nxt over this past week:

NXT COMMUNITY
DEVELOPMENT
NXT IN THE MEDIA
PRICE EVOLUTION

 

Here below are more details about each of these topics:

 

NXT COMMUNITY

  • Hyperledger – Vendor Members List

Hyperledger, a Linux Foundation project, intends to create an advance cross-industry blockchain technology through a collaborative effort and has been doing so since 2015. Hyperledger has recently set up a special section on its website to let the public know about Hyperledger members that offer a variety of products and services around and based on various business blockchain technologies. The Nxt Foundation is included in this section.

Travin Keith, the Marketing Director and a Blockchain Consultant of the Nxt Foundation, is the person in charge of representing the Nxt Foundation at Hyperledger, where numerous well-known players in the finance and tech industries are members of, such as: Cisco, Fujitsu, Hitachi, IBM, Intel, Red Hat, Grupo Deutsche Börse, J.P. Morgan, etc.

The Nxt Foundation is a nonprofit organization that promotes the use of Nxt and Ardor blockchain technology. Since 2014, we have been a point-of-contact for businesses and organizations interested in using this technology and have since expanded our operations to further support the broader community.

Blockchain Products/Services Offered: Businesses and organizations can consult with us regarding the use of the open source feature-filled Nxt and Ardor blockchain technologies that we support, whether on the public chain or a private one, for various blockchain-based solutions spanning a wide range of industries. Existing blockchain features include Arbitrary Messaging, Polling, Phased Transactions, Asset Creation, and an Asset Exchange, as well as a Plugin system, to name a few. The Nxt Foundation can also connect interested parties with the developers of both blockchain platforms for customization.

Headquarters: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Active Geographies: Worldwide
Industries: Any industry with blockchain technology needs.
Email Address: travin@nxtfoundation.io

Source and more information: The Nxt Foundation joins Hyperledger

https://www.hyperledger.org/about/members/vendor-member-directory

https://github.com/hyperledger/hyperledger/wiki

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  • Intel & The Floor – International Blockchain Hackaton

In some previous newsletters, we announced that Lior Yaffe, a Nxt and Ardor core developer, will be attending to the International Blockchain Hackaton in Tel Aviv on the 29th and 30th of March, 2017. Nxter.org covered this story by releasing two articles that include all the details about Lior’s participation at this event and the event itself.

 

The challenge set by the organizers was to establish a digital, one-stop-shop solution to register shares, handle corporate actions, and allow for updates of company capital structure. This could sound like a tough job, but it isn’t really a problem for Nxt, because most of the features needed are already included in the Nxt core, as Lior explained:

The “problem” is, that the functionality we provide out of the box with data cloud, phasing, messages, account ledger, encrypted file attachment, shared key is enough to implement this.
I don’t have anything real to develop.
The mentor told me “you better work on a presentation.”

And this is the result:

Click here to watch a video with Lior’s presentation.

More information: Hackaton – day 1

Hackaton – day 2

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  • Cryptomate – Buy NXT via Bank Transfer in the UK

Now you can buy NXT via instant online bank transfer in the United Kingdom thanks to Cryptomate, a service that offers an easy and fast way to purchase cryptocurrencies. It benefits from the Faster Payment Service, which lets you complete your purchase really fast (however, still very far behind the confirmation speeds in blockchain technology).

Simply choose the cryptocurrency you want to buy, enter your email address and crypto wallet details, and make your payment through online banking. Once your order has been paid you will receive your coins in your wallet.

CryptoMate puts a strong focus on security. Nothing is more important to us than keeping our customers safe and secure while using our service. Using our peer-to-peer Trusted Vendor system means that we do not store any cryptocoins or customers’ money. We use SSL for point-to-point encrypted communications, and store all customer information in a secure database.

Non-verified users have a total order limit of £250. If you verify your identity your daily limit is set to £1,000.

Source: https://cryptomate.co.uk/buy-nxt/

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DEVELOPMENT

  • NRS Update – Version 1.11.5

A new version of the Nxt Reference Software has been published. The changelog includes the addition of firstIndex and lastIndex to the getUnconfirmedTransactions and API getUnconfirmedTransactionIds, in order to support pagination. Moreover, minor performance optimizations and UI improvements have been made. H2 has also been updated to version 1.4.194 and jetty has been updated to version 9.3.17.


You can download the NRS update straight from your current Nxt client or from Bitbucket. Always make sure that the given SHA256 signature is exactly the same as the hash of the file. You can check it using your NRS wallet, online third party services, or locally-run third party software, so that you are absolutely sure that you are receiving the original file.

  • Android Wallet

The Nxt client application for the Android platform has also been updated with the latest version of Node (v7.8.0), NPM (4.4.4) and Apache Cordova 6.5.0.

Keep in mind that the mobile wallet that this version brings us works much as the Light Wallet. It connects to an aleatory public node every time you run the app while being able to use almost all the features of the full client. You can download it for your Android phone from here.

Hash 94f71ed4d3762dd2e28f28bf0f8760a5a2c3cb78ee22a257639cc39dbe0c2621

Source and more information: https://nxtforum.org/nrs-releases/nrs-v1-11-5/

https://bitbucket.org/JeanLucPicard/nxt/downloads/

https://bitbucket.org/JeanLucPicard/nxt/downloads/nxt-mobile-client-android-1.11.5.0.apk

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  • Ardor – v2.0.3e for Testnet

Jean-Luc, Nxt and Ardor lead core developer and member of Jelurida, has released the last version of the Ardor testnet – v2.0.3.e. This version brings improvements such as how unconfirmed transactions are processed and in the Coin Exchange UI. Additionally, Jetty has been updated to version 9.3.17. As with the previous versions, the source code isn’t provided.

You can download the NRS update straight from your current Nxt client or from Bitbucket. Always make sure that the given SHA256 signature is exactly the same as the hash of that file.

Source: https://nxtforum.org/nrs-releases/ardor-v2-0-3e/

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  • Ardor Public Repository Migration

Jean-Luc has announced that Jelurida, the corporation founded by the core developers of Nxt and Ardor, is changing the location of the official public Ardor repository. The new address is https://bitbucket.org/Jelurida/ardor/downloads/

The Ardor packages uploaded to the Jelurida repository will be signed with the official Jelurida software releases signing key, 0xC654D7FCFF18FD55, already used for signing the Private Blockchain Evaluation Kit packages.
The latest release 2.0.3e has already been uploaded to the new location.
In a few days, the old repository will be deleted, with a notice directing users to the new one.

Please update any hardcoded website links.

Source: https://nxtforum.org/nrs-releases/ardor-public-repository-migration/

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NXT IN THE MEDIA

  • Nxt Foundation – In the Media

The Nxt Foundation has created a new section on its website that makes it possible to see the appearances of the Nxt Foundation in the media with direct coverage, article assistance, quote contributions, interviews, or even full articles as contributors.

After many years of hard work, Nxter.org is playing a prominent role here, since it’s the informational media that provides more coverage of Nxt, Ardor, the Nxt Foundation and the whole ecosystem around it, than any other organization.

If you would like to collaborate with the Nxt Foundation, please reach out to us at info@nxtfoundation.io.

Source: https://www.nxtfoundation.io/in-the-media-nxt-foundation/

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PRICE EVOLUTION

  • TradingView – NXT Very Long!

TradingView is an advanced financial visualization platform that is easy and intuitive to use, with many users around the world making use of it. The service provides all the charting tools you need to share and view your trading strategies.

Recently, a technical analysis of the NXT price has been carried out by Altcoinanalytics. This user has given a personal impression of the path NXT’s price is going to follow.

We will see great movements “UP” on the NXT … chart in the next few weeks, be excited and don’t miss the train again!

We’d like to point out that we are just echoing the opinion of an analyst because it’s referring to NXT. However, that doesn’t mean that Nxter approves nor disapproves this opinion. Investors are always responsible for doing the proper research and analyzing the risks when investing in volatile markets such as cryptocurrencies.

Source: https://www.tradingview.com/chart/NXTBTC/2Qy6y4Rl-NXT-very-LONG/

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  • Weekly NXT/ARDR Price Evolution

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

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

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Nxt news – March 2017 (IV): There is Nothing Like a Dream to Create the Future

March 2017 (IV)

 

Here’s some of the latest news about Nxt over this past week:

NXT COMMUNITY
DEVELOPMENT
NXT IN THE MEDIA
PRICE EVOLUTION

 

Here below are more details about each of these topics:

 

NXT COMMUNITY

  • Gartner – Blockchain: How Real is the Market?

Gartner is one of the world’s leading information technology research and advisory company oriented towards businesses. It operates in more than 90 countries and has about 9,000 associates who assist thousands of companies around the world.

Recently, Gartner hosted a special webinar by Rajesh Kandaswamy, Research Director of Gartner, which analyzes some facts and trends of blockchain technology, starting with a brief explanation about how a blockchain works, then moving on to it’s evolution, how blockchain activity can benefit most industries, and the large capatalization that this technology is achieving.

Rajesh reminds us that this technology has a lot of potential, but hasn’t matured yet. There are also many notions about blockchain that aren’t true, either because they are just plain myths or because they haven’t been developed yet. Moreover, the ecosystem is still a little blurry, with many different platforms solving different problems, as is the case with Nxt, which is included in this report which can be considered to the detriment of other blockchain platforms that the crypto market considers more appealing.

Source and more information: https://www.gartner.com/webinar/3607520/player?commId=246997&channelId=5500&srcId=1-3478922244 (registration required)

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  • Nxtchat – Now Connected to the Slack Shared Network

Last February, Coinbar launched a joint project to increase communication, awareness, and education among different crypto platforms, as well as the promotion and expansion of the user-base of each project.

That’s the reason why they decided to connect the chats of all of these projects on Slack in a single unified channel called #slack-shared-network.

Nxt and Ardor have recently joined this SSN, where other projects where already integrated, such as Aurovine/AudioCoin, Coinbar & Coinbar Plus, Synergy, SaluS, BlockPool, Project Radón, Bitswift, BlackCoin, SuperNET, LBRY, Silk Network, VertCoin, ZCoin, Intellisys, Rubies…

This way, users can now start a friendly discussion with other crypto communities and share ideas and solutions with them.

Source and more information: http://slacksharednetwork.com/

https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=1357996.0

Channel #slack-shared-network on Slack (link to join Nxtchat on Slack)

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  • Betterbets – Huge Amount of NXT Wagered in This Platform

Betterbets.io, launched by members of the Janus team, is one of the most popular casinos with the highest volume among provably fair and secure bitcoin gambling sites. It’s also where you can use NXT to place your bets. Stats since the integration of NXT have been recently shared with the community.

Bjorn states:

Since January 21st stats on NXT use for betting on betterbets.io Total Bets: 23,436,483   Wagered: 128,010,206 NXT
Considering it was a gamble to add NXT as it’s not usually something a business showcases for gambling these statistics are very good and higher than I’d anticipated. Very cool, I haven’t checked this for over 3 weeks it’s solid

Travin Keith, board member of the Nxt Foundation, also points down:

1/8th of the entire NXT supply wagered on Betterbets!

The Janus ICO is still going on and 90% of the profits coming from NXT betting at Betterbets will be given away to the holders of the Janus token. The team, according to the predefined strategy, will raise the price every three months, thus benefiting early investors while giving the opportunity to current doubters to join later, though at a higher price, when more news comes. You can buy your JNS assets on Nxt’s Asset Exchange. Moreover, at the beginning of every month, (though on the 28th of March this time for April) dividends are given away among owners of the JNS asset.

Source and more information: https://nxtchat.slack.com/archives/C302TRJAV/p1490456099318618

#janusproject (Link to join Nxtchat on Slack)

https://nxtforum.org/the-janus-project/janus-(jns)-blockchain-secured-global-business

https://janustoken.com

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DEVELOPMENT

  • Ardor Testnet – Live Demo

Zuqka, a member of the Nxt community and booster of the solar forging device for Nxt, has been assisted by Vanbreuk to launch the public a live demo of the Ardor Testnet. This way, anyone who wants to try out the functionalities of Ardor without having to download or needing to configure the client, as well as without having to wait to the launching of the Ardor main net, expected to happen in the third quarter of 2017.

You no longer have an excuse! You just have to type the following address on your web browser https://demo.ardorplatform.org/index.html and create a new account to start experiencing the future Ardor platform.

Click on the image to open Ardor’s Live Demo

Keep in mind that this is an experimental version that runs on testnet, so, for security reasons, you shouldn’t use your Nxt account and passphrase to try it out.

If you want to make one more step,  you can download and launch locally your own Ardor wallet for the testnet. You only need to download the latest version of Ardor for the testnet and ask for some Ardor and Ignis tokens for the testnet in this thread.

More information: https://bitbucket.org/JeanLucPicard/ardor/downloads/

https://www.ardorplatform.org

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  • Ardor – Latest Features

In addition to the already-known features that were introduced, Ardor will also bring some improvements to make it easier to set up nodes, thus strengthening the network.

Lior Yaffe, Nxt and Ardor core developer and member of Jelurida, states:

There will be no hallmarks in Ardor. Hallmark while being an innovative feature 3 years ago did not prove itself as adding protection to the network and its awkward design made it difficult to refactor the peer communication. In Ardor we are launching completely new and much more efficient peer communication network developed by ScripterRon which will render hallmarks obsolete.

In Ardor all nodes will have same trust level. Same as any other blockchain.

In nxt 1.x we do not observe significant security increase when using hallmark nodes, my understanding is that large stake holders don’t want to hallmark their nodes in order not to reveal their online identity. This defeats the purpose of hallmarking.
Node owners that do hallmark their nodes attract larger traffic which just adds to centralization not to security.

When asked whether these changes could somehow mean an increase of uncertainty for those who set up a node for the first time, Lior answered:

Hallmarks does not offer protection against this, anyone can set a hallmark. The blockchain download is always performed from several nodes in parallel so one malicious node will be identified and black listed.

Light and roaming client are in danger of connecting to a remote malicious nodes. This is not a concern with submitting transactions since they are signed and validated locally but it is a concern in a case a malicious node feeds the client with false data. To mitigate this we implemented the client status icon and hallmarks doesn’t help against this anyway.

In addition to the foregoing of hallmark nodes, Lior has also clarified what will happen to the current ARDR assets on Nxt, once the Ardor blockchain is launched:

When launching the Ardor mainnet with balances based on the NXT Ardor asset, we’ll have to make the Ardor asset disappear from NXT so that users are not confused or scammed to continue trading it as NXT asset. This would be another hard fork for NXT.

Source: https://nxtchat.slack.com/archives/C0JR86S2U/p1490426564755718

https://nxtchat.slack.com/archives/C0JR86S2U/p1490432439923612

https://nxtchat.slack.com/archives/C0JR86S2U/p1490439678136943

https://nxtchat.slack.com/archives/C0XP71MBL/p1490426352863259

Link to join Nxtchat on Slack

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NXT IN THE MEDIA

  • NxtFolks – NXT, Ardor, Wallets, Asset… Lets Clarify

TheWireMaster, an active member of the Nxt community, recently published an article on the NxtFolks platform with some comments and clarifications about Nxt and Ardor, in order to make things easier for newcomers.

As explained in the text, there currently isn’t an Ardor client for the main net – it’s just available on testnet. The only wallet that runs on the main net at the moment is the Nxt wallet.

The final launch of Ardor’s network will take place in the third quarter of this year. Until then, it will only run on test net. In the meantime, you can buy/sell the ARDR asset on the Nxt Asset Exchange, just like any other asset. When Ardor is released, you’ll be able to use the passphrase you currently use to log into your Nxt account to log to your Ardor account, where your Ardor tokens will have been credited according to the amount of ARDR assets you hold in your Nxt account.

Furthermore,the article also mentions that the ARDR token will be erased from Nxt once Ardor is launched, by means of a hardfork, as we’ve already mentioned earlier in this newsletter

TheWireMaster also launched a special promotion for those of you who may be interested in signing up at NxtFolks:

Just to remind you that if you subscribe to nxtfolks.com and add you NXT address you get 10000 Folks (MS)…

Source: https://nxtfolks.com/2017/03/25/nxt-ardor-wallets-asset-lets-clarify

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  • NewsBTC TV – NXT Blockchain Application Platform

The blockchain news platform NewsBTC, founded in October 2013, publishes useful news, interviews, and other bits of information related to the most popular cryptocurrencies.

In the second episode of NewsBTC TV, they focused on the Nxt blockchain. This time, Bas Wisselink, advisory board member of the Nxt Foundation, and Co-Founder of Blockchain Workspace, appears in an interview where he gets the opportunity to show the working space that the Foundation has at A Lab Amsterdam, Lab.208. Bas also makes a brief introduction explaining how Nxt works, its origins, its functionalities, some differences with other platforms, etc.

Source and more information: https://steemit.com/nxt/@newsbtc/nxt-blockchain-application-platform

Nxt Foundation’s working space in Amsterdam

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  • Coinidol.com – IMO As an Expert: Bas Wisselink

Coin Idol asked Bas Wisselink, advisory board member of the Nxt Foundation and member of Blockchain Workspace, for his opinion as an expert in blockchain concerning a dispute between another platform and Coinidol.

Beyond the central topic of the article, older Nxters may fell some nostalgia when remembering some landmarks in the history of Nxt, which are included in Bas’ explanation, which can help us visualize the exemplary behavior of the members and developers of the Nxt community when they faced adversities, and how they’ve managed to emerge stronger from them:

Bas Wisselink: …we were the first non-bitcoin platform that allowed people to issue Assets. So we had our shares of weird propositions that still managed to scam a lot of money out of people and we as a community were continuously forced to think about how to handle them (and whether we should do something in the first place).

We also had our mini-version of the DAO debacle, when an exchange was robbed of 5% of the complete supply of Nxt tokens. To roll back, or not to roll back? Our community decided overwhelmingly not to, and instead we helped the exchange to do negotiate a rebuy from the actual robber. The exchange, who had very vocally (and understandably!) was for a rollback, took this option and bought back what they had lost.

(Bas) represented NXT … and assisted in negotiating the return of 45 million stolen NXT’s from the BTER exchange alongside Lawyer-of-NXT, DomP, and Amadeus.

Source: https://coinidol.com/bas-wisselink-we-should-treat-razormind-like-gemcoin-scammers/

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  • LaVoieDuBitcoin.info – Snapshots and Metaphors of a Decentralized Dream

Jacques Favier, the person in charge of La Voie Du Bitcoin, is also the owner of one of the copies of the collectors edition of “SNAPSHOT – Nxt, Unsurpassable Blockchain Solutions”. Now, after reading the book, he is making his personal opinion about it public on their blog.

Jacques, known for being an articulated writer with an elaborate rhetoric, has analyzed the book, which includes the most relevant events related to this platform that have taken place over the past 3 years: the ICO process carried out by BCNext, the anonymous creator of Nxt, the disruptive features of the platform, the decentralized community, the BTER hack, the Nxt Foundation… and many other aspects, all until reaching the Ardor chapter.

Some interesting quotes that we can find in the blog (in French) are:

The book shows a kaleidoscopic version of the Nxt ecosystem…

A good portion of the book can be read as a type of political manifesto about decentralizacion….

Nxt is presented as a revolutionary tool for businesses, in a business world where the word blokchain became fashionable but was still devoid of content…

When you read the anecdotes included in this book, is surprising to see that just a few wise bankers use Nxt instead of Bitcoin…

Remember that you can buy a copy of “SNAPSHOT – Nxt, Unsurpassable Blockchain Solutions” at the Nxter.org shop. You can also choose to download the digital edition for your electronic devices, or a paper edition, thanks to the Print-On-Demand service by Lulu.

Source and more information: http://blog.lavoiedubitcoin.info/post/NXT

Buy Snapshot at Nxter.org

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PRICE EVOLUTION

  • Weekly NXT/ARDR Price Evolution

The following graphic shows the NXT / Bitcoin exchange price changes on Poloniex over this past week:The following graphic shows the ARDR / Bitcoin exchange price changes on Poloniex over this past week:

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Nxt News – March 2017 (III): Alone We Can Do So Little; Together We Can Do So Much

 

March 2017 (III)

 

Here’s some of the latest news about Nxt over this past week:

NXT COMMUNITY
DEVELOPMENT
NXT IN THE MEDIA
PRICE EVOLUTION

 

Below are more details about each of these topics:

 

NXT COMMUNITY

  • Nxt Foundation – Supporter Program

Travin Keith has announced the launch of the Nxt Foundation Supporter Program. The final objective is to raise enough funds to allow the Foundation perform its operations well, as well as to strengthen the bonds of the community.

There are several forms of support included in this program, each of them with different benefits and rates. In every case, you can make your contribution with EUR, NXT, ARDR or BTC:

  • Organizational Supporters – This category is targeted towards large businesses and organizations that wish to support the Nxt Foundation. The benefactor, who will donate €2500 every year, will be publicly acknowledged as a Nxt Foundation Organizational Supporter on the Nxt Foundation website with a dedicated page to the organization, as well as many other benefits.
  • Annual Supporter This category is for both community members and projects that wish to support the Nxt Foundation in its activities. It’s subdivided into two tiers, depending on the donation level, which will bring benefits such as the appearance of the name or username on the Supporter Page, a personalized @nxtcommunity.io email or @ardorcommunity.io email, link to a personal/project website, and a few other benefits.

Travin Keith states:

If you would like to be a supporter, please send me a private message on nxtforum, on Slack, or to travin@nxtfoundation.io, with your desired amount to contribute, your preferred method, and other relevant details to your desired tier

Janus and Sigwo Technologies have been the very first ones to give support to the Foundation through the Organizational Supporters plan mentioned above.

This piece of news adheres to the Nxt Foundation Marketing Strategy, which was mentioned in our previous newsletter.

Source and more information: nxtforum.org/news-and-announcements/nxt-foundation-supporter-program/

https://www.nxtfoundation.io/supporters

www.nxtfoundation.io/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/Nxt-Foundation-Marketing-Strategy-2017.pdf

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  • Tipper – The Service Will Be Shut Down on the 1st of April

Daniel, aka NxtSwe, is an active member of the Nxt community, with which he was always willing to help and participate in its discussions. His aptitude as a developer are evident in many open source contributions to the Nxt ecosystem, such as the NxtLib library, the Tipper bot for Slack, some plugins for Nxt, (Asset Feeds or Plugin Dividend, for example) as well as a lot of valuable inputs and technical feedback, all while always keeping a constructive and kind tone.

Daniel has announced that, for personal reasons, he is forced to close down all these services that the has offered to the community which he was sustaining by himself:

Important
I will be shutting down tipper service on april 1st.
I am very sorry for this, but I urge everyone to withdraw their funds from tipper until then using the withdraw command, for example:
_”withdraw NXT-YOUR-PERSONAL-NXT-ADDRESS 100 NXT”_
If you have assets, withdraw them first so you have enough to cover the transaction fees.
Again, I am very sorry for this.

NxtSwe, displaying once more his exceptional personality, warned users in advance of the closing of this service so that not a single nxter is adversely affected by this decision. The source code of the app will remain freely available at Github for anyone who wants to keep benefiting from NxtSwe’s contributions.

From Nxter, on behalf of the whole Nxt community, we’d like to thank you very much, Daniel. Thank you for being a part of Nxt’s history!

Source: https://nxtforum.org/nxt-projects/nxttipbot-for-slack/msg230674/?topicseen#msg230674

https://nxtforum.org/index.php?topic=8191.msg230614#msg230614

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  • Intel & The Floor – International Banking Blockchain Hackaton

In our previous newsletter, we mentioned that Lior Yaffe, Nxt and Ardor core developer and a member of Jelurida, announced his participation in the International Banking Blockchain Hackathon that will take place in Tel-Aviv on the 29th and 30th of March, 2017.

Lior is especially excited with this hackathon and recently stated:

I’m assembling an NXT dream team for this event. I spoke with the organizer today and they welcome Jelurida/NXT/Ardor solutions. They are looking for a team of 5-6 people not necessarily all technical. Great opportunity to promote NXT.  First prize is 5K$ paid in BTC. If someone wants to join me in Tel Aviv for this event I can help with travel arrangement and show you around before or after the event.

There are less than 10 days left before the event, so, if you are willing to be a part of this dream team and help promote Nxt for 36 hours during this hackathon, all while you learn new insights and forge new bonds in this field, don’t hesitate to contact Lior.

Source and more information: www.eventbrite.com

nxtchat.slack.com/archives/developers/p1489394716463016 (link to join Nxtchat on Slack)

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  • What’s The Best… – ARDR Listed

Whatis, originally a comprehensive knowledge base launched in 2008, has shifted its focus entirely to insights that help people understand the concepts of cryptocurrency.

“Whatis” will enlighten you about various aspects of best cryptocoins to invest in, it will describe how to get coins into your wallets, how to create your own coins, how to trade various assets and many, many of HowTos that may change our whole life.

Recently, ARDR has been added to this database, just like Nxt, which was added some time ago. Here, we can find a basic description of Ardor’s features, such as the creation of child chains, transaction pruning to avoid blockchain bloat, as well as a few other details such as the way the ARDR distribution took place, when IGNIS will be released, etc.

Source: http://whatis.wikidot.com/ardor

http://whatis.wikidot.com/nxt

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  • Alt19 Index – ARDR and NXT Listed

NXT and ARDR have been included on the Alt19 website, the oldest altcoin market index, where you can see the volume, capitalization, and exchange prices of altcoins, plus many other interesting data related to buying and selling coins and assets.

The detailed information provided by this site will come in handy for those traders who intend to make as much profit as possible when trading altcoins. Moreover, you can download the data from this website in CSV format, so that you can use it to draw your own graphs and perform your own technical analysis.

Source: https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=587007.msg18156307#msg18156307

https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=1518497.msg18156596#msg18156596

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DEVELOPMENT

  • Chocolatey.org – Nxt Repository for Windows (Unofficial)

Chocolatey is a package manager for Windows. It was designed to be a decentralized framework for quickly installing applications and tools that you may need.

Chocolatey packages encapsulate everything required to manage a particular piece of software into one deployment artifact by wrapping installers, executables, zips, and scripts, all into a compiled package file.

Chocolatey.org is a feed of packages provided and maintained by the community.

One of the latest available packages is NRS version 1.1.14.

To install the Nxt Client, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco install nxt

To upgrade Nxt Client, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco upgrade nxt

Chocolatey is a practical an easy way to install Nxt in a Windows system for users who want to keep it simple. However, keep in mind that this isn’t the original NRS software provided by the Nxt core developers, but rather an amplified project that another user has created by themselves to make it easier to install. By using Chocolatey, we are forced to trust the good intentions of the package creator so, in the end, we are run into a level of risk when installing software using chocolatey, one that must be taken into consideration when dealing with a sensitive software such as your Nxt wallet where you keep your money.

The only way to be completely sure that our Nxt wallet hasn’t been maliciously altered at all is by downloading the latest release from the official thread for new versions of the NRS at Nxtforum, or use the update function inside the Nxt client itself. Once downloaded, you must check that the sha256 hash is the same that Jean-Luc, Nxt core developer, announced on that thread.

Source and more information: https://chocolatey.org/packages/nxt/1.11.4

github.com/dtgm/chocolatey-packages/tree/master/automatic/nxt/

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NXT IN THE MEDIA

  • Hyperledger Blog – Blockchains for Business: Why Decentralization is Still a Factor

This article by Travin Keith, Marketing Director and Blockchain Consultant of the Nxt Foundation, recently published an article on Hyperledger’s blog, which details some of the benefits that blockchain’s decentralized technology, such as the one with Nxt, can bring to business and organizations:

  •  Security: …there is always a high level of availability for the data. So, even if a large number of nodes fail or are shut down by an attack, the data is still available for people to access
  • Distributed Processing: …the system can also continue to process additional data and add more blocks into the blockchain… the system can continue operating as long as there are active nodes in the system…
  • Partnerships and Consortiums: …trust is not needed in terms of processing data as well as storing it… Verifying that one has the same information that another party has is relatively easy to do…

Hyperledger

Source: https://www.hyperledger.org/blog/2017/03/15/blockchains-for-business-why-decentralization-is-still-a-factor

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  • Core Media – Sigwo Technologies: Blockchain as a Service Platform

This article by Kanoptx published on the Core Media magazine, mentions the launch of Jupiter eSyslog, the private blockchain platform based on Nxt, managed by Sigwo Technologies.

The Jupiter eSyslog platform is based on the NXT world leading blockchain technology developed by Jelurida B.V. the company behind the NXT and Ardor blockchain technology.

This new platform intends to be a boundless way to ensure that the server logs are securely stored in recoverable, encrypted, and immutable databases, all with the highest grade of security so that the logs are always available. All the data is massively replicated across dozens of nodes, which makes Jupiter very resilient against attacks, even insider attacks.

Lior Yaffe, Nxt core developer and co-founder of Jelurida B.V., says:

The un-matched reliability, security and scalability provided by the NXT blockchain provides the Jupiter eSyslog platform the necessary tools to provide a world leading blockchain as service platform. We are delighted to work together with Sigwo Technologies to make eSyslog a de-facto standard in storage and maintenance of system log information.

Source and more information: http://coremedia.info/blockchain-news/item/718-sigwo-technologies-blockchain-as-service-platform

Nxt Newsletter

https://blog.darcr.us

https://sigwo.com

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  • Nxt Folks – Value of Blockchain Technology is Exponentially Growing in the Past Months

In this article at NxtFolks, The Wire Master goes over how BTC has managed to keep its price high, even after the SEC voted against the Winklevoss Bitcoin Trust ETF. However, after the result of this vote, it seems as though a considerable amount of money is moving from BTC towards some other cryptos, which is a clear sign that blockchain technology still arouses interest and people will continue to trust this tech despite the rejection.

The price of Dash, ETH, and Monero have risen significantly due to this movement of capital, although it’s worth noting that the price of NXT has experienced the same, though to a lower degree, as well. There is a tense situation in the BTC community at the moment, which looks to be there for some time, so it would be no surprise if this trend keeps up.

Maybe is the right timing for the Ardor launching, which will take place in the third quarter of 2017…

Source: https://nxtfolks.com/2017/03/15/value-of-blockchain-technology-is-exponentially-growing-in-the-last-months

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  • BLK Chain – Blockchain and Trust in Online Advertising

This article in French by Baptiste Lac, published on the BLKchain, speaks about some challenges and difficulties that the online advertising industry is facing and how blockchain technology could help to overcome these challenges. It’s expected that advertisers will demand more and more transparency in the contracts signed with advertising agencies. Here is where using smart contracts or Smart Transactions, which Nxt has built in its core, together with the use of assets, seems to be the right solution for this problem.

Smart Transactions will ensure that the rules signed regarding the visibility of ads are fulfilled, allowing businesses to make precise measurements to better evaluate the efficacy of the advertising campaign. According to the author, it’s also possible to carry out complete monitoring and audit of the views through analyzing the metadata associated with the received token.

Source and more information: http://blkchain.fr/blockchain-confiance-industrie-epub

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PRICE EVOLUTION

  • Weekly NXT/ARDR Price Evolution

The following graphic shows the NXT / Bitcoin exchange price changes on Poloniex over this past week:The following graphic shows the ARDR / Bitcoin exchange price changes on Poloniex over this past week:

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Nxt news – March 2017 (II): My Tastes are Simple: I’m Easily Satisfied with the Best

NXT NxtCoin 2. generation cryptocurrency news

March 2017 (II)

 

Here’s some of the latest news about Nxt over this past week:

NXT COMMUNITY
DEVELOPMENT
NXT IN THE MEDIA
PRICE EVOLUTION

 

Below are more details about each of these topics:

 

NXT COMMUNITY

  • Nxt Foundation – 2017 Marketing Strategy

The Nxt Foundation published a document with the general guidelines of its marketing strategy for 2017. The Foundation was created in 2014 to be a contact point for business and organizations and to link them with the decentralized open source of Nxt. Moreover, it has taken on some additional task such as community building and support, marketing, public relations, and education. Unlike what has happened with the other coins, BCNext, the anonymous creator of the platform, didn’t seek to make a killing with the ICO, but did so primarily for the token distribution of this PoS cryptoplatform. Because of the lack of resources after its creation, a lot of work done by the wider community was done voluntarily or by bounties set up by other community members. That’s the reason why assistance and participation from the community is still needed in order for Nxt and Ardor to truly flourish, hence the publication of this document.

As open source decentralized projects, Nxt and Ardor can only thrive when there is a community behind them. The Foundation will thus dedicate the necessary resources to support the existing community as well as to make it easier for new members to join the community

It has to be noted that this document isn’t mandatory, but rather intends to serve as a guide should members of the community wish to keep their efforts in sync with that of the Foundation.

Source and more information: https://www.nxtfoundation.io/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/Nxt-Foundation-Marketing-Strategy-2017.pdf

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  • CRYPT070 #6 – Blockchain Meetup Where Nxt and Ardor will be Present

The 6th CRYPT070 blockchain meetup will be held on the 23rd of March at The Hague. Nxt will be present at the event at 20:00 when Robert Reinder Nederhoed will introduce the future Ardor platform with his presentation titled “Colored Coins: What are the differences? What are the similarities? What are the perspectives?”

It should be noted that one of the first real implementations of the coloured coin concept was the Nxt Asset  Exchange. Nxt was designed and built to leverage this coloured coins idea. Nxt coins can be designated (‘coloured’) to represent other crypto coins, stocks/bonds, property, commodities, or even ideas. As a result, the Nxt network can be used to trade almost anything.

Source and more information: www.meetup.com/nl-NL/Bitcoin-The-Hague/events/237635620/?eventId=237635620

Nxt Core – Asset Exchange

https://nxtwiki.org/wiki/Asset_Exchange

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  • CoinsHost –  NXT Accepted To Pay For Your VPS

If you are interested in launching your own virtual server to run your own Nxt node (or your own Ardor node for testnet) you can now pay using NXT thanks to CoinsHost, a company created by a group of professionals and cryptocurrency enthusiasts who focus on DDoS protection and secure hosting services.

We have developed a powerful proprietary DDoS mitigation solution that is capable of mitigating massive and sophisticated attacks, leaving a targeted website or service unaffected.

CoinsHost designed its infrastructure with redundancy in mind – enterprise-class Supermicro® and Cisco® hardware, multiple TIER-1 upstream providers, dual power source with UPS, diesel generators and automatic switchover, multilayer IP packet filtering solution allow us to provide unmatched DDoS protected hosting with highest availability at a very reasonable price. We treat decentralized currencies based on encryption as completely legit payment methods and encourage our clients to pay with them. Besides Bitcoin, Litecoin and Nextcoin P2P currencies, we accept a wide range of other payment methods…

You can choose among many different sizes of servers, with Linux or Windows as your operating system. Since Nxt is a PoS coin, it doesn’t require powerful servers to run, thus the most simple and cheap server offered by this company is more than enough to create your Nxt or Ardor node (or even both simultaneously) and start forging. Set up your node and start collaborating with the Nxt network by forging blocks and you’ll also be entitled to participate in Megalodon’s campaign to earn even more NXT!

Source and more information: coinshost.com/en/vps

https://nxtforum.org/services/coinshost-swiss-web-hosting-and-ddos-protection-accepting-nxt

Megalodon’s campaign

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DEVELOPMENT

  • Private Blockchain Evaluation Kit v1.11.4

Riker, Nxt and Ardor core developer and member of Jelurida, made a post on Nxtforum announcing the release of the first version of the software to evaluate the operation of private blockchains, which a modified version of Nxt 1.11.4. Using the “Private Blockchain Evaluation Kit”, users will now be able to rapidly prototype, develop, and test Nxt-based applications on a private, local testnet, without having to join the public testnet or the production blockchain.

Lior Yaffe says:

We expect this evaluation release to be useful for the following purposes:
1. Application developers who plan to eventually deploy their application to public Nxt blockchain.
2. Businesses evaluating the suitability of the Nxt platform for their own private blockchain use case.
3. Academic research and experimentation with proof of stake blockchain technology.
4. Users who want to learn how the Nxt blockchain works, without having to purchase NXT or ask for testnet coins.

Any company can use this to setup a private network, the limitation of this kit, is that the Genesis account with a well known passphrase can submit transactions. We believe that this by itself prevents the usage of this private blockchain for production and that whomever wants to use it for production will need to license a fully functional version from Jelurida.

Jean-Luc, member of Jelurida, also notes:

The license doesn’t allow production use

In the “Nxt in the Media” section of this magazine, we also mention other news platforms that have covered this launch.

Source: nxtforum.org/nrs-releases/private-blockchain-evaluation-kit-v1-11-4/

https://nxtchat.slack.com/archives/developers/p1489138957121368 (link to join Nxtchat on Slack)

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  • Ardor – v2.0.2e For the Testnet

On the 11th of March, Jean-Luc, Nxt and Ardor lead core developer and member of Jelurida, released the last version of Ardor for the tesnet v2.0.2, and it’s a mandatory update due to its incompatible changes.

This release introduces an incompatible networking change in bundler rates propagation and is therefore a mandatory update for all Ardor testnet nodes.

This version brings some improvements in bundler rate handling and APIs. Among theses changes include: the Bundler rates changed to being broadcasted every 30 min instead of an hour, the added Bundle action for child chain transactions in the UI, some bug fixes, and many more (see the full changelog here)

  • Mac Installer

This new version also includes a full installer for Mac devices, which wasn’t available in previous releases. You can download it from https://bitbucket.org/JeanLucPicard/ardor/downloads/ardor-installer-2.0.2e.dmg

If you’re interested, you can ask for testnet tokens here.

Source and more information: nxtforum.org/nrs-releases/ardor-v2-0-2e/

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NXT IN THE MEDIA

  • The Merkle – Top 5 Cryptocurrencies That Can’t be Mined

Most people involved in the cryptocurrency ecosystem are aware of the Proof of Work algorithm that Bitcoin uses. People often talk about the big mining farms with plenty of powerful computers that waste an incredible amount of energy and other resources, as they need to compete against each other in a race to generate the next block in the Bitcoin blockchain. This can lead to a certain level centralization in the hands of miners.

, writer of this article for The Merkle, goes over this issue and enumerates some coins that can’t be mined, i.e. ones that don’t use Proof of Work to run. Nxt is listed among them since it is the first 100% Proof of Stake cryptoplatform:

NXT is a popular altcoin that cannot be mined in the traditional sense. It is possible for users to forge new coins, but it doesn’t require dedicated hardware to do so. Instead, users need to leave their wallet open – assuming it contains a balance – and they will earn small amounts of interest in the process. NXT runs a proof-of-stake algorithm, which makes mining in the traditional way obsolete.

Source: themerkle.com/top-5-cryptocurrencies-that-cant-be-mined/

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  • Fintech Finance – Nxt Development Team Releases Private Blockchain Evaluation Kit

Fintech.Finance wrote about the launch of the Private Blockchain Evaluation Kit by Jelurida BV to make it possible for people to perform private and local tests of private blockchains based on Nxt, which will allow developers to test their apps in a secure and safe environment, as we have previously mentioned in this same newsletter.Lior Yaffe, member of Jelurida, states in the article:

The Nxt Private Blockchain Evaluation Kit we have designed creates a safe, ready-made environment for businesses and developers to test how Nxt can be applied to their needs. It provides a comprehensive kit to answer any questions potential users might have regarding the efficacy of Nxt Blockchain technology.

Source: www.fintech.finance/01-news/nxt-development-team-releases-private-blockchain-evaluation-kit/

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  • Payments Compliance – Singapore Readies Blockchain Trial Cross Border Payments

This article by Jimmy Nicholls at Payments Compliance explains how the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS), with the support of big banks such as HSBC, JP Morgan, and other financial groups, are ready to begin testing whether cross-border payments could be carried out using distributed ledger technology, following a successful pilot for carrying out interbank payments which will work together with the country’s electronic payment system, thus becoming a concrete use case for the distributed ledger technology.

The text reveals some details about the procedure and also offers some opinions from relevant people in the blockchain environment, such as Travin Keith, a board member of the Nxt Foundation:

…both banks and consumers could gain from lower costs associated with the project. While the banks themselves will definitely benefit due to the lower costs of transferring funds from one bank to the other, these savings could be passed on to their customers as well… The distributed ledger technology industry as a whole will benefit given the initial steps of the adoption of the technology not requiring an overhaul of the current system.

I think other jurisdictions with a similar infrastructure in place can adopt systems like these especially given Singapore’s overall positive reputation in banking.

Source: paymentscompliance.com/premium-content/insights_analysis/singapore-readies-blockchain-trial-cross-border-payments (Login Required)

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  • First Report Economic News – Nxt Foundation Leads the Way with Blockchain Technology

Matt Cesare and Andrew Stiles wrote this article at First Report Economics where they go over the role and objectives of the Nxt Foundation. The text explains how blockchain technology has a great future ahead because of the great versatility and security it brings to the world of finance.

Instead of transferring information linearly from base A to base B to base C, information is updated through all parts of the chain.

An example may clarify this: when sending a legal document via email, the receiver must sign that document, save the changes, and then send back the new version of the document. In contrast, blockchain technology is more similar to editing a document on Google’s live document editing tool; editors can change the document simultaneously, and all changes are updated and saved real-time, all while the record of the changes are kept.

Blockchain allows everybody involved in a transaction to see what is happening with the transaction when it is happening. There are no delays and no uncertainties.

The article also mentions some of the third party projects that benefit from Nxt technology, such as Janus, Digital Billions, SuperNET, and others.

The Nxt Foundation is the primary point of contact for companies who intend to build something on Nxt. It’s composed by well-known members among the blockchain industry, such as Damelon, founder of the Nxt Foundation, who has recently become an advisor of the Internet of Coins board, and Travin Keith, a board member of the Foundation, who is in charge of (among many other things) representing the Nxt Foundation as it collaborates with Hyperledger. Definitely a great team to achieve great results!

Source:  firstreporteconomics.com/articles/2017/3/10/nxt-foundation-leads-the-way-with-blockchain-technology

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PRICE EVOLUTION

  • Weekly NXT/ARDR Price Evolution

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

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Nxt News – March 2017 (I): Energy Rightly Applied and Directed will Accomplish Anything

NXT NxtCoin 2. generation cryptocurrency news

March 2017 (I)

 

Here’s some of the latest news about Nxt over this past week:

NXT COMMUNITY
DEVELOPMENT
NXT IN THE MEDIA
PRICE EVOLUTION

 

Below are more details about each of these topics:

 

NXT COMMUNITY

  • Intel & The Floor – International Banking Blockchain Hackaton

Lior Yaffe, a Nxt and Ardor core developer and member of Jelurida, has announced that he is going to participate in the International Blockchain Hackaton that will take place in Tel Aviv on the 29th and 30th of March, 2017.

The end goal is for each team to develop a working prototype of a banking and financial services industry solution that is based on pre-defined usages. The hackathon banking partners will provide a list of issues for which they would like to see solutions.

Who will participate?

We are inviting corporates, startup companies, University students, and independent developers.

Do I have to be a blockchain expert?

As this event is oriented to blockchain based application, background in the technology (including coding) is highly recommended.

The event will consist of 36 hours of coding with non-stop action and networking with other coders and blockchain market leaders who are willing to showcase what this technology can do.

Source and more information: https://www.eventbrite.com

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  • Janus – Second ICO Round

The second distribution of the Janus token is now live. Please refer to  Janus’ whitepaper to see what the goals of this corporation are:

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. We believe that this approach will allow us to decrease development costs and increase product quality which will enable us to establish successful businesses and generate substantial profits which will then be shared with the Janus token holders.

During this four month period, which will last until the 3rd of July, 2017, 10.5 millions of Janus tokens will be put on sale at a price of 3 NXT per JANUS, which is twice as expensive for the same tokens sold in the first round of the ICO. Users can buy these tokens on the Nxt Asset Exchange or through the C-cex.com exchange, where users can buy the tokens using BTC or USD. Additionally, if you are planning to become a big investor, the Janus team has some discounts for large Janus purchases. Furthermore, the asset issuer has burnt 2.5 million Janus tokens from buybacks, so the remaining assets held by asset holders have recently become more valuable.

We will release 10,500,000 Janus (JNS) every 4 months. 31,500,000 yearly.

Price per Janus each distribution will be change every 4 months no matter what the current price it’s trading at, it will be posted 50-100% higher.

This strategy will be live starting March 4th, 2017- July 3rd, 2017 until the next distribution set for July 4th, 2017.

You can check all the details about this second ICO round at Nxter.org or on the document that the Janus team has issued for this round.

At Nxter.org, users can find a dedicated section about the Nxt Asset Exchange where you’ll be able to find the latest news, details, price evolution, and much more about AE asset. More assets will follow soon, so stay tuned!

Source and more information: Distribution 2  Distribution 1

Janus Token Distribution March 4th

Dividends – February / March

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  • Nxtforum.org – Hundreds of New Users

February has ended and it has left us 836 new users at Nxtforum.org, which makes for an average of almost 30 new registrations per day. This considerable new arrival of Nxters will require a larger effort from the community to cover all the needs and help solving any questions that newcomers may have.

This is especially important given that the features provided by the robust Nxt PoS platform is attracting more and more people both familiar with blockchain technology as well as newcomers. This is also because last month,  1,000 new users joined the forum. There are now over 9,200 registered users.

We’d like to encourage our readers to sign up and become a member of this growing community. Or, if you prefer, you can also join the Nxt community through the following platforms:

At Nxter.org, we’ll continue spreading the word as we’ve been doing since the beginning to try to help more people learn about both Nxt and Ardor, together with the full ecosystem around it. If you’re interested in giving us a hand to achieve this objective, please visit nxter.org/get-published-get-paid-nxtp

Source: nxtforum.org/index.php?action=stats

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  • Snapshot – Join our Affiliate Program

After the launch and warm welcome of Snapshot, the first book about the Nxt/Ardor platform, Nxter.org has started an affiliate program which will allow you to earn 40% (NXT, BTC or fiat) of the book sales you generate.

The procedure is very simple: create an account, get your affiliate code, and watch your account balance grow as your visitors become our customers. When a potential customer clicks on your affiliate link, the visitor’s IP  is logged and a cookie is placed in their browser for tracking purposes. Then, whenever the visitor browses our site and decides to order, it gets registered as a sale for you for your commission.

Start earning money for every sale you send our way!

If you don’t have a copy of SNAPSHOT – Nxt, Unsurpassable Blockchain Solutions, you might also want to consider a digital version for your e-reader, which is available on all major platforms such as Amazon, iBooks, GoogleBooks, etc., in addition to Nxter.org, where you can also buy it with BTC. You can also buy it as a printed book with the Print on Demand service by Lulu.com.

More information: #Snapshot_ebook_PoD

Write @nxter_org in your tweet and get on our Hall of Fame

Affiliate Program

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DEVELOPMENT

  • NRS Update – Version 1.11.4

A new version of the Nxt Reference Software has been released. The changelog includes the addition of a Node JavaScript module, a new “About” dialog, and minor User Interface and desktop application bugfixes ported from Ardor.

The mobile app (just for Android at the moment), has also been updated with this version. It has been upgraded to Apache Cordova 6.5.0 and Cordova Android tools 6.1.2. Additionally, the API peer list has been refreshed as well.You can download the NRS update straight from your current Nxt client or from Github. Always make sure that the given SHA256 signature is exactly the same as the hash of the file. You can check it using your NRS wallet, online third party services, or locally-run third party software, so that you are absolutely sure that you are receiving the original file.

Source and more information: https://nxtforum.org/nrs-releases/nrs-v1-11-4

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  • Nxtwiki.org – API Modifications Needed to Port Your Nxt Apps to Ardor

Lior Yaffe, a Nxt and Ardor core developer, has written a new page on the Nxt Wiki that will come in handy for those developers who are currently using the Nxt API and are planning to jump to Ardor in the future.
Riker says:

… I wrote this Wiki page about migrating existing applications from Nxt to Ardor

Despite the fact that the changes needed to adapt your Nxt aplication to run on Ardor aren’t traumatizing, some changes in the code have to be done to make it compatible with the latest versions. The document published by Riker is quite detailed and is broken down in multiple sections to make it easier to reference.

So, if you are developer who is thinking about migrating to Ardor, this tutorial launched many months before the main launch of Ardor  will help you prepare for it. Don’t put it off and encounter last minute problems!

Source and more information: nxtwiki.org/wiki/Nxt_to_Ardor

Ardor vs Nxt features

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NXT IN THE MEDIA

  • Forklog – Russian Farm to Issue Crypto-tokens Backed by Ducks, Geese, and Goats

This article published on Forklog.net goes over a peculiar local economy that benefits from the advantages that blockchain technology can offer. Eduard Surkov’s club farm Mashkino in Central Russia has announced its plans to issue cryptocurrency tokens backed by the farm’s products, i.e. chickens, ducks, geese, lambs, and goatlings. The Nxt blockchain is noted as one of the best to build it on since it already has implemented, at core-level, all the necessary functionalities.

Yaroslav Loginov, project’s developer, says:

…tokens are comparable to coupons entitling their holders to receive the products once they’ve grown up. The tokens also certify ownership of the products, i.e. a token holder is the owner of a particular chicken, goose, duck, lamb, or goatling, while the farmers render the service of breeding them.

10 million tokens will be created at an initial price of 1 token = 1 ruble. Loginov explains how the relationship between buyer and seller is completely legal:

• The buyer contacts the farmer to buy and receive a token.
• The farmer undertakes to breed the products by the date stipulated.
Reception of the ready products is arranged individually (at Mashkino or elsewhere). There is an option of delivery to the cities of Tver, Zelenograd, and Moscow.

Source: forklog.net/russian-farm-to-issue-crypto-tokens-backed-by-ducks-geese-and-goats

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PRICE EVOLUTION

  • Weekly NXT/ARDR Price Evolution

The following graphic shows the NXT / Bitcoin exchange price at Poloniex over this past week:The following graphic shows the ARDR / Bitcoin exchange price at Poloniex over this past week:(Back to the Index)

Nxt news – February 2017 (IV): A Mind is Like a Parachute. It Doesn’t Work if it isn’t Open

NXT NxtCoin 2. generation cryptocurrency news

February 2017 (IV)

 

Here’s some of the latest news about Nxt over this past week in February:

NXT COMMUNITY
DEVELOPMENT
NXT IN THE MEDIA
PRICE EVOLUTION

 

Here below are more details about each of these:

 

NXT COMMUNITY

  • Adel – Established as an LLC

Adel’s team, the community-powered startup incubator that focuses on blockchain technology, has recently announced that it is going to create a Limited Liability Company to meet all of the legal and tax issues stemming from the Anti-Money Laundering and the Countering the Financing  of Terrorism Code (2015). As a direct consequence of setting up this complex legal structure, the start of the ICO process is going to be delayed for 2 months.

Nxter.org was one of the first media outlets to cover this piece of news in this article where Arthur Penzl gave us his opinion about this change:

To me, as potential investor, this is good news, worth a 2 months delay.
Others may disagree and can air their counter opinions in the comments field.
But, we all know it. If cryptocurrency technologies and blockchain ICO’s are to ever gain mainstream adoption, there’s no other way but to leave the grey zone behind, legally register, and comply with all regulatory and legal requirements including KYC/AML policies. I wish Adel good luck with that – many eyes will undoubtedly be on them.

Creating an LLC will further allow Adel to have the necessary legal structure to protect the brand, investors, and the whole ecosystem. The team also hopes that this step they are taking will set an example for future ICOs.

Source and more information: nxtforum.org/adel/(ann)-(adl)-adel-startup-incubator-for-blockchain-innovation/msg228060/#msg228060

bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=1706282.0

www.adelphoi.io

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  • BlockShow Europe 2017 – Last Call for Tickets

There are just a few tickets left for the BlockShow Europe 2017, which will take place in Munich on the 6th of April this year. If you want to take part in one of the most important events in the blockchain ecosystem and meet some recognized members of the Nxt community, you should hurry up and buy your tickets before they are gone!

Remember that you can get a 20% off the price when buying your ticket by entering the promotional code NXTMUNICH.

There are only 6 tickets left with the 20% rebate for Nxt attendees and only 10 tickets left in total, according to CoinTelegraph, so do NOT hesitate if you want to attend this great event!

In our previous newsletterDave Pearce, board member of the Nxt Foundation, who is going to represent the Foundation at this event, asked for some community members to help create some promotional materials about Nxt and Ardor for distribution among the attendants or for display at the booth itself. So, now you know, if you have some time and energy to help the Nxt community, this is a good time for you to contribute some of your time.

Source and more information: nxter.org/only-few-blockshow-europe-tickets-left-get-yours-with-a-20-rebate/

Channel #ctblockshow on NxtChat on Slack (Link to join https://nxtchat.herokuapp.com )

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  • Roberto Capodieci – Speaker At the 5th Supply Chain Finance Summit

Roberto Capodieci, DeBuNe‘s CEO and partner of the Nxt Foundation, will be a speaker at the 5th Supply Chain Finance Summit in Singapore. This event is organized by the ICC Academy, which is part of the Paris International Chamber of Commerce, the biggest business organization in the world, which has 100 years of experience in supporting the growth of the private sector.

This event is one of the most important in its field and aims to have a variety of important audience members such as: financial institutions,  multilateral development banks & export credit agencies, government organizations, independent financiers, insurance brokers and underwriters, lawyers and consultants, Fintech companies, service providers, etc.

‘Trade Finance and Blockchain’ presented by Roberto Capodieci, CEO at OTDocs.com, and CTO at Digital Billions

It’s also worth noting that on the 14th of February, Roberto also gave a masterclass titled Open Blockchain Platform for Trade and Supply Chain at the 2nd Annual Supply Chain Finance and its Alternatives conference, which also took place in Singapore.

Source and more information: https://twitter.com/TheICCAcademy/status/835076474143023106

https://scfsingapore.icc.academy/

Interview with Roberto Capodieci

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DEVELOPMENT

  • Jupiter – New Blockchain Based on Nxt Technology

Steven Grove, aka Sigwo, founder of the Darcrus platform, has announced the future launch of the Jupiter platform, a new customized blockchain created with the support of Jelurida, the corporation that brings together the developers of both the Nxt and Ardor platforms. Jupiter is going to be the new private blockchain that will sustain Sigwo Technologies LLC, an ambitious project that will create a secure, decentralized, and effective system to store and encrypt your data.

This is what Steven says about Jupiter’s features and the reasons why they want to use a private blockchain based on Nxt:

I’ve been testing on NXT’s testnet for 2 months, validating my design of decentrally storing and encrypting syslog/authorization messages from my Linux servers. In my testing, I found increased fees were needed to be paid due to the complex nature and size of my messages. After consulting with the NXT Core Devs, Sigwo Technologies will be securing it’s own blockchain for building the future platform…

..The reason behind creating Jupiter is simple… Using any other blockchain would not be economically feasible. One example of my encrypted syslog application would create 29 million messages daily. In NXT terms and today’s prices, that would cost this particular business $1,238,300.00 per day to store messages..

Jelurida is the company building Jupiter and have a proposed delivery date of March 10th, 2017. In this time I will be starting plugins (dappsheets) to showcase the flexibility of Jupiter while I wait. I still test on the Nxt testnet for now. Jupiter will have non-tradable tokens that are included in software packages to create transactions and store the data on the blockchain. After a time period, tokens are recycled to the businesses to continue their use of Jupiter and it’s plugins. Data is always theirs, as simply having the passphrase will unlock all the data stored. The recycling period is akin to a subscription and support package.

Source and more information: https://blog.darcr.us/february-update-c32bb0946c48#.uzm8f9r4c

https://darcr.us/

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NXT IN THE MEDIA

  • Decentralized Revolution – Blockchain Applications That Are Not Bitcoin

The concept of colored coins in Bitcoin has been the catalyst for new crypto platforms that go beyond just money transfers. In this article published on Decentralized Revolution, Kareem Audi gives a short overview of three blockchain platforms that, in his view, have big advantages over Bitcoin, such as Nxt.

Nxt… packs powerful developer tools to create your own decentralized apps, it also has an internal marketplace, much like eBay… it has its own decentralized voting system, and it’s own decentralized storage with more features being rolled out constantly… ARDOR is just one

Source and more information: http://www.decentralizedrevolution.com/blockchain-applications-nxt-storj-steemit/

Nxt vs Ardor

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  • Adel – Why We Chose Nxt

Gabriel Dusil, co-founder of Adel, runs his own blog  where he publishes some of the latest news about the Adel ecosystem. One of the latest entries includes a reference to the 6th white paper published by the Adel team titled Maintaining Integrity, where some of the basic principles of this community-based ecosystem are described, and how it can use cryptocurrencies in a sustainable and profitable way to fund projects.

The State is the People & the People are the State

With this premise in mind, and after extensive research and evaluation, this white paper goes over the reasons why they chose Nxt and Ardor technology to support its infrastructure.

Adel decided to build on the Nxt platform – a blockchain with features that expand the functionality of pioneering cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin. These features include Shuffling, Voting, Aliases, and Phasing. The source code for Nxt has also been publicly disclosed, optimized, and perfected using (among other techniques) the Error Propagation Method, where the investigation and awarded discovery of deliberately inserted errors serves to help audit the source code itself.

Adel will move to Ardor, the multi-chain development of Nxt, in late 2017. Like Nxt, Ardor will have features that enhance the functionality of blockchain technology, making it an ideal platform for future projects.  The Ardor child chain architecture will allow for the easy creation of a dependent blockchain that will be connected to and secured by the main Ardor blockchain. Ardor also solves scalability issues with a pruning feature so that future nodes will only download and keep transaction records on the main chain, as well as child chain transactions from the past 24 hours. However, it is still possible for child chain transactions to be kept, if so desired, with the use of an archival node that keeps all of the transaction records. This scalability is one of the ‘Holy Grails’ of cryptocurrency and blockchain development.

Nxt has already revolutionized the world of blockchain technology platforms by providing groundbreaking cryptocurrency features, as well as a powerful, modular toolset to build innovative business opportunities. All of Nxt’s functionality will be present in the Ardor platform, in addition to the advanced features (such as global scalability) that the Ardor multi-chain architecture will provide.

The Nxt platform has all the tools needed to successfully manage an asset. Moreover, Ardor lets you have your own personalized blockchain (child chain), which is secured by the Ardor decentralized network. Adel knows all these advantages, and that’s the reason why they intend to be one of the first to benefit from Ardor:

Adel will move to Ardor… Ardor will have features that enhance the functionality of blockchain technology, making it an ideal platform for future projects.  The Ardor child chain architecture will allow for the easy creation of a dependent blockchain that will be connected to and secured by the main Ardor blockchain. Ardor also solves scalability issues with a pruning feature so that future nodes will only download and keep transaction records on the main chain, as well as child chain transactions from the past 24 hours. However, it is still possible for child chain transactions to be kept, if so desired, with the use of an archival node that keeps all of the transaction records. This scalability is one of the ‘Holy Grails’ of cryptocurrency and blockchain development.

Source and more information: https://dusil.com/2017/02/17/adel-white-paper-maintaining-integrity/

www.adelphoi.io

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  • SteemIt – Exponential Data Growth Could Push Any Blockchain Into Centralization

Oaldamster, author of this article on SteemIt, strongly believes that blockchain technology will become mainstream this year. More and more events related to this technology is taking place, such as the recent blockchain hackaton organized at Groningen, where 50 teams from 11 different countries showed their projects.

Doing some mathematical calculations, the author explains that the block size problem in Bitcoin and how, in his opinion, increasing the size of the block is far from being an ideal solution. The article also talks about Nxt’s Monetary System and how easy it is to launch your own asset on this platform. The author also mentions how Ardor is going to try to solve the problem of blockchain bloat using data pruning to keep the size of the blockchain controlled.

At its current state and the exponential data growth speed it seems almost inevitable that most mainstream accepted blockchains will become more or less centralized

Ardor will be the first fully decentralized platform that will use data pruning to reduce the blockchain bloat problem, thus allowing improved scalability with the child chain infrastructure.

Source: https://steemit.com/blockchain/@oaldamster/exponential-data-growth-could-push-any-blockchain-into-centralization

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  • Crypto Compare – How To Mine Nxt

This article published at Crypto Compare goes over the resources necessary to run a Proof-of-Work blockchain system, such as: buying expensive mining equipment, extensive hardware knowledge, and hours of dedicated work and patience. The author then explains the differences with Proof-of-Stake platforms like Nxt, the first one to use this algorithm entirely.

Below, you can also find a step-by-step tutorial with images where any user can learn how to start forging Nxt by themselves.

In order to accommodate users that want to participate in the mining consensus, but don’t want to fill their house with hot and loud equipment or bet in a Cloud mining contract, we are going to show you how to mine (forge) NXT. Let’s call this a guide for miners who don’t want to get their hands dirty!

We’d also like to remind advanced users with additional skills that we also previously published a tutorial about setting up a Nxt node on a Raspberry Pi 2. In addition, Megalodon’s campaign, The Forging Bounty Lottery, is still running. So, whenever you generate a block, you won’t only receive the forging fees, but also some extra NXT coming from this campaign.

Source and more information: https://www.cryptocompare.com/mining/guides/how-to-mine-nxt/

The Forging Bounty Lottery campaign

How To: Set up a Nxt node on a Raspberry Pi 2

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  • Due – Blockchain Keeps Moving Forward as More Innovators Jump In

Miranda Marquit explains, in this blog post published at Due, some of the reasons why blockchain technology is growing in popularity and how more and more entrepreneurs are focusing their attention on blockchain projects such as Nxt.

The author goes over some of the current features of Nxt and how Ardor will add more to it to make it even easier and safer for everyone to make blockchain even more widely used:

Nxt has a… multi-step functionality built in, requiring parties to agree to certain conditions before completing transactions. That way, it’s possible to verify work before sending payment. On top of that, Ardor also allows automatic transactions, making it easier to set up recurring payments.

Source: https://due.com/blog/blockchain-keeps-moving-forward/

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PRICE EVOLUTION

  • Weekly NXT/ARDR Price Evolution

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

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

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Nxt news – August 2016: Building with Lego or modeling with clay

NXT NxtCoin 2. generation cryptocurrency news

August 2016 (I)

 

Nxt news keep coming. This week we’d like to remark:

Here below are more details about each of these:

 

  • New article about Nxt by Andrew Marshall for Cointelegraph

The magazine cointelegraph published an article that showed the advantages of Smart Transactions, a feature that is already available on Nxt and that all Ardor’s childchains will be able to use.

The article explains how a lot of the transactions that can be executed on the Nxt platform are intelligent: messages (encripted or not), phased transactions, issuing and buying/selling assets and coins, dividend payments, voting, etc. This preformatted intelligent transactions have been tested on the platform for a very long time, which guarantees a smooth performance with no errors, together with the ability to combine with other smart transactions in order to cover a wide variety of needs.

It is modulable, so the coding work needed to develop an application is significantly reduced. The article explains that working with Nxt’s Smart Transactions is like building with LEGO, while working with Ethereum is like modeling clay every time.

Link to the article: https://cointelegraph.com/news/nxtardor-platform-to-make-blockchain-cheaper-and-safer

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Main page picture of the article at Cointelegraph

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  • Nxters for equity

Dwayne Johnston, Nexter and youtuber, gives us his vision about the Ardor platform and explains us how, in his opinion, the Nxt technology has all the necessary tools to make the world a better place.

NXT introduces ARDOR and we take a giant leep into the future

In this vídeo, Dwayne alleges that ARDOR is going to be something big that will be useful to governments, companies and users. This is why it’s necessary that the people who belong to a minority has to have it’s own criptocurrency. In this way, they become financially autonomous and are able to fight against the economy that, in his opinion, is socially inefficient.

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NXT crypto technology and PeaceCoin for black people and minorities

In this video, Dwayne breaks down what he already started to tell us in the previous video, how Nxt operates as well as the coin called PeaceCoin (inside Nxt’s Monetary System) and it’s goals. He also goes over things such as the intrinsic value of any coin; the current lack of a coin specific for minorities and the initial difficulties that a newcomer faces when buying their first coins, etc.

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Defy the Financial Power Structure with NXT and PeaceCoin a NXT Currency

Here, Dwayne explains to us how minorities must invest in their own coin, and that the coin for them is PeaceCoin, which is released through the Nxt’s Monetary System.  Those minorities, he says, have to recover their dignity. They got off to a bad start because they were given a poor set of cards from the very beginning. He claims that it’s necessary to change the financial structure around us and that’s what he is trying to solve with Peacecoin.

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  • Damelon (Nxt Foundation) is interviewed in the first episode of Core TV

In this joyous interview, many relevant subjects about Nxt and the Nxt Foundation are discussed. Among them we would like to bring up here:

  1. Bas Wisselink’s (AKA Damelon) educational background, how he arrived into the world of crypto and how he has managed to focus his professional life around this world.
  2. The importance of Megaladon’s campaign to improve the number of Nxt public nodes. Actually, he expects to multiply the current number of nodes by 2 or 3.
  3. Parallels are made between Ethereum’s recent hardfork / rollback and the situation that happened years ago in Nxt, where 5,000,000 NXT was stolen from the exchange BTER. However, in that ocasion the Nxt community decided not to perform the rollback.
  4. How the concept “decentralization” can be combined together with the existence of a lead developer.
  5. The Foundation’s point of view and objectives and that don’t have to be the same that all the Nxters may have (as it would be impossible). Aditionally, another group could take the initiative and launch his own foundation with different goals.
  6. The difference between “price” and “value” for a criptocurrency.
  7. The differences between Ardor’s childchains and the sidechains that are projected with other coins.
  8. The distribution process and the later period to buy/sell ARDR, preceding the full release of the Ardor platform. It was made this way to avoid (unfair) accusations of bad token distribution like the ones Nxt suffer from in the beginning.
  9. It mustn’t be strange that some members of the Nxt Foundation or from the Development team have started some parallel projects besides Nxt. The names can change, but the projects will last so that they can be continued by anyone who wants and has enough skills.

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  • Update about the several campaigns running to promote forging

Forging is going up. In addition to Megalodon’s initiative (explined in this previous article), some Nxters are starting to voluntarily pay higher fees for their transactions. This adds up to Megalodon’s campaing, the NSC campaign and the Forging Bounty Lotery. A real chance to earn some NXT while strengthening the Nxt network at the same time.


Source: https://nxtforum.org/general-discussion/5-million-nxt-bounty-for-nxt-ardor-forgers/msg222551/#msg222551

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  • Bounty program for Nxt/Ardor guides and FAQs

OutSL has won the first 5,000NXT of the Bounty program for Nxt/Ardor guides and FAQ creation.

The video looks nice and its detailed content will be really helpful to the newcomers to the Nxt platform. They will be able to visually follow all the procedures step-by-step to install and execute the Nxt wallet on their computer. Here is the result:

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Source: https://nxtforum.org/general-discussion/(tnsse)-bounty-program-for-nxt-ardor-guides-and-faq’s/msg222643/#msg222643

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  • DeBuNe again on the tabloids

Audo Kryptowitz and Robert Bold wrote this article about DeBuNe. The DeBuNe project aims to build a collaborative network that will allow users to build a genuinely free market economy, opposite to the current situation where lobbies and other powers have the ability to influence the decision making process.

With the burst of the blockchain technology, it’s no longer necessary that a superior entity coordinates/influences the entire process. All the users are specialized and are able to self-coordinate and self-organize themselves. That’s what the DeBuNe project aims to do.

Source: http://www.digitalcatallaxy.com/articles/independent-business-units-on-a-decentralized-business-network

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Post #32663

OUR MISSION

Spread the word.
Be a service to users.
Support a sustainable future, use Nxt and Ardor to go there.

Our approaches are many.
Anyone can join the decentralized movement.

SuperNET API testers and bounties!

I had a long chat with James/jl777, felt a need to ask some questions on behalf of Nxt + SN investors.

The interview is being edited atm and will be posted on NXTER.ORG, then translated and spread all around.
We all need to take into account the consequences of the SN-NXT break-up and talk to each other again. Both projects are important, IMO.

I’ll post some of our talk here. Do act on it. :)

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apenzl
It must be hard to prioritise what capabilities of SN you should work on.

jl777
not really. i prioritize by what has a tester ready to test
simple as that
it is 10x more efficient for me to work on something with an active tester so I get feedback right away, instead of months later (or never)
(…)

I was planning to do an active tradebot for the SuperBTC market
but not sure if NXT people’s will use it
they could use it via AE, just by using AE

apenzl
I think they will. SuperBTC is getting more and more attention, some asset issuers started using it for dividends too.

jl777
the tradebots accumulate a way to specify some long term action
you would be able to say buy 10,000 NXT at anything lower than .000025 over next week
and it will keep checking the orderbook and submitting orders when it sees it can do this
this is what I am testing this weekend and will use this to create a SuperBTC market in the AE

CALL FOR TESTERS

jl777
Responsive API testers are what is needed the most
people dont realize that testing takes a lot of time and effort and right now guess who is having to do all that testing?
and the testing doesnt require coding, just common sense
if you can fill out a form from the API page, you can test the API

apenzl
Just the word “API” scares most non-coders.

jl777
ok “web form testers” then
it is a web form

apenzl
Haha, such re-wording might actually work

jl777
all the fields are there, fill them out, click the button
then the hard part is to interpret the results…
but no coding, all via web page form

apenzl
Good. Let’s try to get people involved in filling out web forms then.

jl777
We have funds to pay testers
but nobody steps forward
I just think very few are technical at all and most just want to have things magically work

Nxters interested in testing, please go to > supernet.slack #iguana
http://slackinvite.supernet.org/

1 BTC NXT PLUGIN BOUNTY

jl777
now one thing that a NXT plugin dev could do is see if iguana will run as a NXT plugin
if so, then it will mean iguana can become a NXT plugin
since it is html theoretically it can, but it is nonstandard and I fear asking the NXT core devs as they will probably say that is improper usage of NXT plugins (…).

Interested? > supernet.slack #iguana

Join sn slack here: http://slackinvite.supernet.org/

1 BTC NXT exchange support bounty  [See update* below]

[Also,]
if some NXT dev wants to help, then he can make a NXT exchange support by coding the exchange specific file for NXT

I used to have all the NXT stuff direct in the main code, so I never needed a NXT exchange module
it is about 300 lines of code for most exchanges

those are two very specific things that would be massively accelerated if some NXTer would step up

the latter I can always do in a day or so, but which day, that is the question
the former is outside my expertise. maybe it is easy or impossible, have no idea

apenzl
Bounties available?

jl777
of course
1 BTC worth for either of those

but I might just end up doing the NXT exchange module myself as part of the market makers
so they need to check to see if it is already done or not

UPDATE*

jl777today:
i made the nxtae exchange support in iguana.

This post was originally posted on nxtforum.org.

Join the discussion here:
https://nxtforum.org/general-discussion/nxt-and-supernet-api-testers-and-bounties/

Will Bitcoin be Worth Over $500 by 2016

Recent Poll: Almost 50% of People Believe Bitcoin Will be Worth Over $500 by 2016

Expert analysis suggests that Bitcoin’s price potential for next year will surpass its highest points during 2014 and 2015. It has been forecasted that the digital currency’s value will end at around $500 this year.

Based on a recent poll by CoinDesk, it revealed that almost half of the respondents (48%) believe that Bitcoins will be valued at more than $400 by next year. But, some 33% were also hopeful to see it rise to around $501-$1,000 before the end of this year.

From January’s depreciation to below $200, the price of Bitcoin trading jumped by more than $410 this month. It is notable, but still far from its historical high of around $1,150.

More reasons for Bitcoin’s increased value

The same report also noted some of the main reasons for the possible increase in value of the virtual currency. Here are the top reasons for Bitcoin’s increased value in 2016:
• Surge in capital control in China
• A slew of positive news stories from the mainstream media
• Switching interest from Blockchain to Bitcoin
• Continued investments and adoption from industry companies
• Exemption from value-added tax (VAT) especially in Europe
• Launch of Bitcoin exchange Gemini in New York

However, some 27.4 % also said they are not certain what had caused the price movement or the recent increase in the price of Bitcoin. Economist Brendan O’Connor mentioned in an interview with CNBC that he felt the rumors about “international rings of traders teaming up to drive up the exchange rate,” could have substance although he was unable to confirm the rumor was 100% true.

Going mainstream?

Bitcoin is now gaining strong traction from consumers and businesses alike. Big brands such as Dell Computers and The United Way have integrated the digital currency in to their business payment processes.

Slowly but surely, Bitcoin is going mainstream, yet it still remains in a decentralized currency status. No single entity, corporation, or government holds or affects the virtual currency’s price.

Contrary to most assumptions and rumors, it seems unlikely that Bitcoin will replace physical currencies or lead to its extinction.

“History shows that it’s unlikely that more traditional physical forms of currency will disappear as humans have shown a fundamental desire for a physical means of trade,” as written on FXCM’s The History of Currency. “But at the same time, developments have shown that individuals and societies will seek ever-widening definitions for the concept of “currency” to increase the economic efficiency and advantages obtained from trading.”

Though, Bitcoin is still seeing growth worldwide. Although there are other digital currencies being used for trade and exchange, they are not all accepted by merchants and nowhere near as popular as Bitcoin.

Bitcoin ATM worldwide
There are a growing number of Bitcoin ATMs in operation worldwide (more than 400 operating terminals), helping drive its popularity and use of the digital currency. But a financial software strategist believes that the trend is ‘unlikely to last in its current form.’

Devon Watson, vice president of global software company, said that these ATM terminals have relied so far on a ‘flawed distribution model.’ The current Bitcoin ATMs are said to offer advantages to small markets, but are unlikely to succeed in a competitive one.

“[Bitcoin ATMs] provide only one benefit to the customer, whereas the majority of ATMs have a number of different possible transactions and meet a number of needs,” said Watson in an interview this year.

Watson’s company is still investigating the full capability of Bitcoin ATMs in the consumer market. Should the need arise in the future, he believes providers will be able to cope up with the demand. However, currently they are still assessing “when it might make sense and how.”

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PICISI to release Nxt MS currency ‘Pi’ on August 31st

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Promising Crowdfunding Site Set To Release New Cryptocurrency August 31st

In an effort to raise startup funds to develop what promises to be an innovative crowdfunding site (PICISI.com), PICISI is launching a new cryptocurrency today to coincide with the start of their 15 day crowdfunding effort.

PICISI (Philanthropic Investments and Charity for Inventions, Startups, and Ideas) is a crowdfunding project that has been in development for a number of months.

Pi (PICISI issued currency) is the common name given to the cryptocurrency (currency code: NUMUS) PICISI created 4 months ago that is now ready to be released to the public.

Pi/NUMUS (Latin for currency) was created using the NXT Monetary System. NXT is one of a handful of highly advanced cryptocurrency platforms often referred to as ‘Bitcoin 2.0’ platforms.

Pi was designed to play an integral role in the long-term business development of PICISI in the following 3 specific ways: initially, like all national currencies, to raise startup funds; secondly to use in the day-to-day operations of PICISI; and finally to provide a funding resource for major capital expenditures, e.g. Money Services Business licenses for all 50 US states, which could amount to $1M.

PICISI’s mantra is ‘Promotion, Promotion, Promotion’ – this is primarily how Pi will enter the marketplace. Promotion Contractors are self-employed individuals from all around the world who do PICISI assignments. They are primarily writers, but also video producers, graphic artists, marketing professionals, and social media experts. Once registered, Promotion Contractors are able to work on various PICISI assignments to earn Pi.

Knowing that cryptocurrencies are notorious for being volatile investment instruments, PICISI plans to provide Pi with a level of stability by instituting a value adding ‘rebuy’ plan – as PICISI earns fiat, it rebuys Pi on the open market.

As a crowdfunding site PICISI expects to earn revenue primarily through fees charged to campaigns, and through various sponsorship opportunities. Under the rebuy plan, earnings in the form of fiat (USD, GBP, CAD, or any other national currency) will be used to buy Pi at public cryptocurrency exchanges. PICISI also indicates that if an official exchange sponsor is in place, all Pi purchases made by it will take place at that exchange.

PICISI sees Pi as an international currency that will fund global entrepreneurship; you can purchase Pi (currency code NUMUS) at the rate of 117.75 NXT per Pi here: https://nxtportal.org/currencies/1350076970661039300, or via any NXT wallet by clicking “Monetary System”, “Currencies”, “NUMUS”, and “Exchange”.

To learn more about Pi, contact PICISI at Pi@PICISI.com

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This article is for general information and news purposes only. It does not take into account readers’ personal circumstances or investment objectives. As with any investment, readers should carry out their own due diligence research before making (or refraining from making) any investment decision.

The Viral Exchange joins SuperNET

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The Viral Exchange (TVE), project-led by Killakem (founder of Fibre coin and also project leader of Blitz), has just been announced as a SuperNET official partner.

TVE enables users to promote their websites and social media presence whilst earning NXT, Bitcoin and Blitz for their social interactions on all the major social networks.

TVE is the first social exchange platform that allows users to cash out points to digital currencies.

Killakem writes:

The Viral Exchange (TVE) is a next generation social exchange with the goal of monetising social network activity via the blockchain.

TVE is a free social exchange network which helps businesses increase their social network presence and drive users to their websites. The exchange system is very simple: every time a user likes, follows, or views another member’s social media page they receive Viral Points which can then be used to get more followers, likes, views or visitors to their own website or social media pages. The Viral Exchange is the first social exchange platform that allows users to cash out points to digital currencies. Users can earn Bitcoin, NXT and Blitz with their Facebook, Twitter, Google+, YouTube plus many more.

The Viral Exchange is now a SuperNET official partner! TVE will be helping to raise awareness of SuperNET inside and outside of crypto, while also providing free marketing on the platform and exposure through our press releases. TVE will also utilize InstantDEX for automated user withdrawals once its ready and we will be integrating SuperNETs innovative technology with TVE wherever possible.

Version 2 of TVE is currently in beta testing and 100 Blitz is being offered for every new bug found (cosmetic bugs not included).

To find out more, join the Bitalize channel on Slack.

TVE is being redeveloped from scratch, the new platform will utilize an MVC Architecture providing an extensive API. Moreover, the NXT Monetary system will be used as part of our Proof Of Reserve system, this will give users, marketers and asset holders complete visibility of the purchases and withdrawals on The Viral Exchange. Asset holders will not need to rely on the information we give them: all deposits and withdrawals will be publicly available on the blockchain.

[Source: TVE Business Plan]

Working closely with NXtInspect, TVE has recently relaunched its Nxt Asset. ID: 10848741160900045194.