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Core developer Lior Yaffe introduces the Nxt core features and design, it's API and the future, Nxt 2.0, ARDOR.

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Getting Started

BCNext, initiator of Nxt, building on Bitcoin creator Satoshi Nakamoto’s ideas, sketched out his vision of a distributed cryptographically secure blockchain platform, comprising not only a digital payment system, but a wide range of built-in services and the capacity for third party developers to add their own applications, all fully secured by the Nxt Proof-of-Stake (PoS) protocol.

Nxt is a Blockchain 2.0 Software.

Blockchains can be useful in various applications, facing global audience and supporting company internal infrastructure. A blockchain is a distributed database, a copy of the blockchain is stored on each node in a peer-to-peer network. This extreme redundancy can be duely considered inefficient, but please stay with me for a couple of minutes of blockchain theory.

As each node validates all transactions recorded into the blockchain and as past transactions cannot be rolled back or tampered with like in traditional RDBMS, this redundancy makes the blockchain *immutable*, and that is a very important value proposition of blockchains. Immutability of data is something traditional databases cannot provide.

Nxt has built a whole ecosystem around secure and transparent data handling. You can start your own services, create currencies, issue assets and trade them, use a built-in marketplace, data cloud and much more!

The Nxt Reference Software (NRS)

The NRS server is a Java application with two interfaces: one for communicating with other servers through the Internet (forming the network of nodes), and one for responding to requests from clients through its extensive API.

The NRS can run on small devices like a laptop computer or even a Raspberry Pi without exhausting it, and Nxt’s unique algorithm does not depend on any implementation of the coin age concept used by other PoS cryptocurrencies – it is resistant to the so-called Nothing at Stake attacks.

Smart Transactions

Nxt and Ardor use ‘smart transactions’ not ‘smart contracts’.

By leveraging these primitive Nxt transaction types, Nxt can be seen as an agile, base-layer protocol upon which developers without much prior knowledge in the cryptocurrency field can create a limitless range of secure decentralised services, applications, and even other currencies.

With smart transactions Nxt transactions do not require any script processing or transaction input/output processing on the part of network nodes; scripts are already embedded, the code which is executed is actual software that runs in the node server.

When a user wants to express their opinion at a poll, purchase an item in the marketplace or sell some stocks, the transaction the user submits contains only the parameters necessary for the transaction, and the ID of the functionality they want to use, keeping the consensus of the majority of the nodes as the absolute proof that the output, saved in the next block, is the genuine result of that transaction.

Another difference is that a computer application has tenfold more power and possibilities, compared to a script interpreted in a virtual machine, as it is the case with the “smart contracts” used in f.x. the Ethereum blockchain.

“Nxt is indeed the most amazing decentralised tool for businesses that knows no borders, no central authorities, no risks of fraud. With its API and hundreds of endpoint calls, Nxt is an easy tool to integrate with other software solutions, thus being the perfect solution for each business need.”

~Roberto Capodieci, DeBuNe

Blockchain As A Service

With the upcoming release of ARDOR (Nxt 2.0), planned for testnet in Q1 2017 and public mainnet in Q3 2017, scalable customisable childchains with their own unique transactional tokens, crosschain transactions, secured by an existing network of nodes, will become available to anyone.

Developers working with the Nxt API can port their new or existing Nxt projects to the new ARDOR ledger, IF they want to do so, after it has been launched.

"We have chosen Nxt for the technology it provides, it’s known stability and it’s technological roadmap. We hope to be part of the Nxt ecosystem for a long time to come.”

~ lobos, the Janus project

Nxt Plugin system

Nxt Plugins are installed locally.

The plug-in system is an example of the philosophy of flexibility and versatility that is at the heart of Nxt. Nxt Plugins enables third-party software developers to add functionality to the Nxt (NRS) client.

Nxt NRS Plugins

Beginners guide

Coding for NXT Crypto Platform #1

By Guest author | 23/11/2016 | 0 Comments

Coding for NXT Crypto Platform #1: Configuration Setting up the config File The configuration file of Nxt is an important tool for you to setup how Nxt works on your computer. With the configuration file, you can setup your Nxt to use SSL, Setup Nxt on a Raspberry Pi or configure your Nxt for development, … Read more

Coding for NXT Crypto Platform #2

By Guest author | 23/11/2016 | 2 Comments

Coding for NXT Crypto Platform #2: First Steps About Nxt Did you ever want to participate in a financial field with your Software without taking big risks and have an easy and anonymous access to? Have you tried to access monetary systems and get transparent data from Asset Exchanges, Marketplaces, Data clouds? Nxt is a … Read more

Coding for NXT Crypto Platform #3: Output from the Asset Exchange

By Guest author | 23/11/2016 | 0 Comments

Coding for NXT Crypto Platform #3: Output from the Asset Exchange The Star of Blockchains Welcome to the third article on coding with NXT. In the previous articles I have shown you how to set up your Nxt configuration file to easily develop with JavaScript and how to get the first output from the Blockchain … Read more

Coding for NXT Crypto Platform #4: Historical Asset Data

By Guest author | 23/11/2016 | 0 Comments

Coding for NXT Crypto Platform #4: Historical Asset Data In the last topic I showed you how to retrieve basic data about Assets from the Nxt Asset Exchange. In this article I want to cover how to receive historical trades. The API call we are using here is “getTrades”.’ Historical Trades Historical trades can either … Read more

Coding for NXT Crypto Platform #5: Transactions on the Nxt Blockchain

By Guest author | 23/11/2016 | 0 Comments

Coding for NXT Crypto Platform #5: Transactions on the Nxt Blockchain Nxt Blockchain The Nxt Blockchain is the heart of Nxt. Every Transaction ever made is recorded on the Blockchain. The Blockchain is a decentralized database, which is saved on your computer. To prevent spam, for every transaction you have to pay fees in the … Read more

Resources

IGNIS ICO Report 4

By apenzl | 24/08/2017

And so, the hunt for JLRDA is about to resume. Round 2 of the IGNIS ICO will kick off Aug 26 between 06:45 – 07:15 UTC The price will be 0.55 NXT per JLRDA, with 80M JLRDA tokens for sale in this round. Anyone who did their due diligence will know: Ignis will be launched with … Read more

IGNIS ICO Report 3

By apenzl | 10/08/2017

Only 1 batch left of Round 1! UPDATE: no JLRDA left from Round 1!  Round 2 will begin on August 26. And so, here’s a re-cap, as the hunt for cheap JLRDA continues… Early NXT investor ‘MAAC‘ has taken much of the limelight as he overruled “normal” participants by using the advanced features of the … Read more

IGNIS ICO Report 2

By apenzl | 07/08/2017

Did you hold your breath? Never mind, the second 5M batch of the IGNIS ICO got snatched by MAAC the Whale. And also most of the third. But look at this now: Live data from the Nxt blockchain 69 new buyers got their hands on JLRDA  – no ninja tricks, no bots, just by using … Read more

IGNIS ICO Report 1

By apenzl | 05/08/2017

The long awaited crowd sale of the IGNIS token has begun. For sale are 440,000,000 Jelurida tokens (JLRDA) out of 1,000,000,000 total. The Nxtchat.slack has been buzzing for weeks with anticipation and discussions of how to get your hands on these JLRDA tokens and this article contains some important information pertinent to your investing decisions. … Read more

Jelurida Announces New Details About the ICO

By Travin Keith | 08/07/2017

Earlier today, Jelurida, the development company behind Nxt and Ardor, has announced new details about the upcoming ICO on their website. The Jelurida team is now happy to announce that the legal, technical and organizational preparations for the IGNIS ICO are entering their final stage. The ICO will start near the end of July or … Read more

Bitcoin wars, miner problems, scaling issues and… ARDOR

By ThomasVeil | 27/04/2017

It’s been some really quite interesting weeks lately in crypto land. Scaling hasn’t been much of topic for the last years – and boom – now it’s front and center. Bitcoiners used to clobber anyone who thinks miners having different incentives than currency holders is a problem. Now it’s suddenly consensus on r/bitcoin. Not only are … Read more

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