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Nxterpool: Ardor and NXT Forging

In Nxt and Ardor, “forging” is the process of creating new blocks on the blockchain. If you don’t have a forging node running you can lease your account’s NXT / ARDR balance to a forging pool. When leasing, you still maintain full control of your NXT or ARDR. The pool cannot do anything with your …

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Our Blockchain Scaling Experience

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

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Ardor Blockchain Bootcamp Reviewed or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Master Ardor

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What a great feeling it is to challenge yourself and accomplish something that you have been meaning to do so for a long time. As an editor of Nxter for the past year, I have written much about the advanced functionality of Ardor and yet my dark secret until last week was that I had …

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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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The regulatory process: if you’re not at the table, you’re on the menu

On 22 April 2015 The European Securities and Markets Authority (‘ESMA’)1, the equivalent of the US Securities and Exchange Commission, issued a call for evidence regarding ‘Investment using virtual currency or distributed ledger technology’. Nxt is the example of the digital currency platform ESMA used in its ‘call for evidence’ to illustrate how distributed ledger …

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Egyptianomics, or what the Joseph story has to teach Nxters

It’s a classic tale of sibling rivalry, betrayal and rags to riches, set in the 18th century BC to a rousing soundtrack of show tunes. But the best-known versions of the Joseph story gloss over his shrewd handling of the famine and some of the more dubious details of his management of the Egyptian economy. …

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The value of 10 NXTs

Introduction What is the value of 10 NXTs?, you may ask. This article might give you an answer. Let’s start off with a short dialog though. “What is the value of $10?”, the teacher asked his class. “$10, of course”, a student responded quickly. “Try to explain it without using $10”, so the student rethinks and replies with …

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Nxt aliases as dns solution

Hyperboria is a decentralized network, based on public/private key cryptography like bitcoin, and p2p library kadmelia. Being decentralized means that there is no IP address allocation organisation and therefore anyone can join and leave as they please for no cost. The routing table is all p2p, so no reliance on key routers from big businesses. Hyperboria …

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$1 million hack showcases best and worst of bitcoin

Bitcoin is often compared to the Wild West – a lawless, unregulated environment where anything can and does happen. But it’s not true that a lack of formal oversight and structured governance necessarily leads to anarchy, as the victim of one hacker found out. When Androklis Polymenis turned on his computer on the morning of …

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