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Crypto investor? Do you want to take red pill or blue pill?

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In The Matrix, the main character Neo is offered the choice between a red pill and a blue pill by rebel leader Morpheus. The red pill represents an uncertain future — it would free him from the enslaving control of the machine-generated dream world and allow him to escape into the real world, but living the “truth of reality” is harsher …

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Hack Ardor. Yeah.

Good day, Nxters and other readers. It’s been a long time since my last confession. It feels good to write here again. The Ardor Hackathon Mrv777‘s Ardor Community Hackathon has launched, and time is ticking.If you haven’t seen it yet then check out https://ardor.tools/hackathon.html.  TL;DR:July 1st-August 15th >Build on the feature rich Ardor blockchain platform and …

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Thoughts edition 2

This is the second edition of the “thoughts” series. A space where I express my feelings about projects, development and anything surrounding Blockchain and the Ardor world. The first edition was posted on ardor.rocks, but starting from now this series will continue only on the nxter magazine. In this second edition, my first thoughts go …

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Every moment is a fresh beginning

Good day, good people! For 6 months I haven’t posted on nxter.org. That’s a world record for me. So, yesterday I soft-launched the redesign of the Nxter.org website. Still some things to be done, but ain’t there always. It’s about time to get re-started. If you’re in ardornxt.slack you know I’ve been working on cleaning …

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

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

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A Review of Dominium/Max Crowdfund

For your information: The project “Dominium” changed its name to Max Crowdfund in late 2018. We’ve kept the original name in the article for historical reasons.  I suspect I wasn’t the only Nxter to be caught off guard by the articles from several weeks ago describing how a company called Dominium will build a platform …

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ARDOR: A TOUR THROUGH UTOPIA (II)

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

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NXT/ARDOR: A SKY OF CLOUDS

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

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Ardor, A tour through Utopia (I)

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

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The Equal Market You Ought to Explore

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

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What Good is Ignis, Anyway?

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

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Ardor vs. the Competition, Closing Remarks

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Ardor vs. the Competition, Pt. 5: Stratis

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

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Ardor vs. the Competition, Pt. 4: Waves

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

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Ardor vs. the Competition, Pt. 3: IOTA

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

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

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

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