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 Nxt Blockchain as well as his stake to get ahead of the competition from Day 1.
In what was supposed to be a fair and equal early-bird lottery, divided into 12 batches as a way to stop whales from buying up all the tokens in the early stage of the ICO (as they tend to do), the IGNIS ICO was meant to be different.
The Get-There-First Hackathon
The theory that MAAC had used a bot to pick up the first 2 batches of Round 1 got turned down by MAAC himself, but behind the scenes, intense coding WAS going on, and an investment bot with the aim to out-compete all other attempts to invest in the IGNIS ICO WAS underway.
Only the bot was coded by Jelurida.
Download the new version 1.11.7 here:https://t.co/Iybiyxwewn
— Jelurida (@Jelurida) August 7, 2017
Thank you, not many people realize that what the devs did in two days was impressive.
— Jelurida (@Jelurida) August 8, 2017
NRS 1.11.7 is not a small bugfix release – you must run this client version if you want a chance to get JLRDA tokens from the ICO. Furthermore, with NRS 1.11.7 you will not have to get up early / stay up late for the 2 daily 30-minute release windows, you can just enter your bid in advance and check the result of the lottery later as it fits your schedule. Read more…
Lior Yaffe (Riker) has uploaded this tutorial:
So, are we equal now?
Well… Anyone can place bids on even terms. But….
A public message from another whale that got his hands on most of Batch #7, soon kicked off discussions among new and veteran Nxt users.
Speculation and over-thinking
Coincidence? Will leasing your NXT stake to a forging pool optimize your chances of getting an early stake in IGNIS? Could it be that connecting to 500 peers instead of the client’s default helps? How about hallmarking your node, will that give extra chances? How much does the size of the fee matter?
Well, let me be straight: About as much as the color of the shirt I wear matters.
Private discussion groups have been forming in Slack and all kind of mods and optimization tricks have been pulled off and tested, but no matter how hard anyone tries, the facts are hard to ignore:
bidji [9:20 AM]
I tweaked nxt.properties to connect to many more nodes than default, and also set it to broadcast transactions to like 50 nodes instead of default 20.
# Maximum number of outbound connections.
# Maintain active connections with at least that many peers.
apenzl [1:02 PM]
Were you forging or was your account balance leased to a forging account?
scor2k [1:03 PM]
The number of Nxt nodes is growing, Nxtwiki sees new visitors; driven by a monetary incentive crypto investors are learning about the Nxt technology, not just the coin, which will be the backbone of Ignis and the Ardor Platform. And so, they begin to understand Nxt’s features (mind you, most crypto ICO’s usually sell tickets to not-existing technology – Nxt has been running stable and been improved upon by world-class developers for almost 4 years).
This is good.
By learning about the NRS client and server they grasp the power of Nxt, Ignis, and Ardor.
forkedchain [9:39 PM]
it appears that MAAC was splitting his NXT into orders with 400.000 NXT in each
napdude [9:43 PM]
MAAC risked tons of nxt to get his fills in the last many rows
“This shit project will not exist next year”!
Oh yes, it will. We must emphasize something, though:
Nxt’s powerful ‘Smart Transactions’ (inbuilt smart contracts) are only as smart as the people using them! Some people get desperate or make transactions too fast without knowing what they do.
Then they get angry.
PLEASE DO NOT PLAY AROUND WITH FEATURES YOU DON’T UNDERSTAND!
A few ICO adventurers have tried to take shortcuts but ended up worse than they started.
Some have bought JLRDA look-a-like currencies from the Monetary Exchange, fake JLRDA assets on the Nxt AE or the Nxt Marketplace, despite all warnings. One new user managed to broadcast a phased transaction to himself, which has locked his NXT for 7 days, using advanced functionality in the client.
One new user managed to broadcast a phased transaction to himself, which has locked his NXT for 7 days, using advanced functionality in the client.
That’s “learning the hard way”. One can react sanely, or by simply crying “shit ICO you bad take my money”, frown publicly upon Nxt, Ignis, Ardor, Jelurida – and about everything from the 1 NXT transaction fees to – understandably – not being able to get in at this very early point of the ICO.
Most though has found the ICO setup ingenious.
Yes, IGNIS will be traded on exchanges eventually, and ICO participants may or may not (well, we won’t give trading advice here) make a fortune from their early investment, but what Jelurida is selling are operational tokens, the access to the first child chain of the Ardor Blockchain Platform.
Don’t fall for scammers
An old scam trick on the Nxt blockchain is sending out teasers in the form of tokens, for example, an asset issued for 1000 NXT but worth a lot more if the scammer succeeds, so he sends it to NXT accounts, it’s like ads on blockchain, an airdrop of assets which he hopes will make Nxt users think: Wow. Is this what I’m looking for? I’ll buy more!
No you won’t. Delete the assets or just let them be.
scor2k [10:34 AM]
May the forge be with you (c)
Managed the development and implementation of Nxt's visual brand in 2014, with web design bureau Ideenfrische.
Issued the NXTP asset in 2014, a profit sharing asset given to early contributors to Nxter.org that helped turn the site into a magazine, publishing news and articles in several languages, and running faucets, contests and social media campaigns for Nxt. ESMA based a report on Nxter.org's coverage of the Nxt AE in 2015.
Arthur is still one of the driving forces behind Nxter.org. He compiled the acclaimed book about Nxt 'SNAPSHOT', which got published in early 2017.