Welcome again, fellow Nxters! Hopefully, everyone is enjoying the amazing seasonal deals available on Amazon and is using them to buy Christmas presents for your friends and family. We personally recommend an ebook, detailed below, as the perfect gift for that crypto-nerd friend you have. This week we celebrated a birthday, saw the release of the Ardor source code, learned about the upcoming airdrop and of a scammer that we need to be vigilant about. All this and more below in this week’s edition of the newsletter.
As always we welcome back longtime readers and welcome our newest ones. You are reading the comprehensive source of all things Nxt / Ardor / Ignis. Learn and become part of the community that helps us continue to grow. Enjoy the upcoming Christmas season as the festivities surround you as you learn about the week that was.
- Happy Fourth Birthday Nxt
- Nxtwiki – IGNIS Airdrop
- eBook of #Ardor vs the Competition
- Last News about Ardor and Nxt Group (ANG)
- Luckygames Accepts NXT!
- SCAM ALERT
- Community Members in BlockShow Asia
NXT IN THE MEDIA
- ARDOR SOURCE CODE RELEASED
- JELURIDA, NXT, ARDOR reviewed by Techcrunch
- Cryptoninjas.net – Nxt Web Wallet
- Hacked.com – Trade Recommendation: NXT
- TradingView – NXT Bull Market Until Ignis Airdrop on Dec. 25th
- TradingView – NXT Update
- TradingView – NXT Long Term Trade
- TradingView – NXTBTC – Daily MA Cloud Breakout – 4H Trend Continuation
- TradingView – ARDR/BTC Grahn Gyllene Kors [Alerts]
- TradingView – NXTBTC Update
- Weekly NXT/ARDR Price Evolution
This week’s newsletter is put together by James, Jose, apenzl, and rubenbc.
Happy Fourth Birthday Nxt
This is a joyous occasion, Nxt is now four years old and my has it grown fast! Ardor is about to launch its mainnet after a successful crowdfunding ICO with Ignis. We celebrate four years of innovation, growth, and stability for the first 100% PoS token that has proven its worth and value time and time again.
Warm wishes include:
Happy birthday NXT! I’m proud to be part of this wonderful project.
This year has been so exciting, Jelurida was established and finally managed to raise some funds to provide this amazing product the attention it deserves. We are moving forward on all fronts and things have never been better.
Thanks so much to our wonderful community which provides us so much love and support. We can’t make it without you.
Happy 4th Nxt Anniversary to all Nxters! The best community!
Happy Birthday NXT and best wishes for the future!
NXT has given me one of my favorite interests/hobbies! So thanks to you guys to make that possible! Sometimes I cannot concentrate at work because I want to check what’s happening with NXT and Ardor! An addiction!
Happy Birthday to one of the most well-developed projects around! https://t.co/shLonAlc6d
— Paul Patzig (@Patziggy55) November 24, 2017
Nxtwiki – IGNIS Airdrop
Christmas is coming and that means it is time to receive presents! 500 M IGNIS tokens are going to be distributed to all holders of NXT at a 2 : 1 ratio of NXT : IGNIS. This means that as a gift, for every 2 NXT that you have in your wallet you will be airdropped 1 IGNIS token on December 25th.
More details about this airdrop are below:
Added info about the IGNIS airdrop to the Wiki FAW page https://nxtwiki.org/wiki/FAQ#IGNIS_Airdrop_FAQ feedback is welcomed
- What is the IGNIS Airdrop?
- Where can I find official announcements about the IGNIS Airdrop?
- What is the timeline for the Airdrop?
- When will exchanges support the IGNIS token?
- If I hold my NXT on a central exchange will I receive my Ignis tokens?
- If I already own NXT in my account how can I check my future IGNIS balance?
- How do I access my IGNIS tokens after Ardor is launched?
- How do I check my JLRDA i.e. future IGNIS token balance?
- How do I check my future ARDR balance?
- How can I avoid losing my tokens?
- How can I avoid being scammed?
- Once Ardor is launched how can I check my balances?
eBook About #Ardor vs the Competition
Taking advantage of the fourth anniversary of Nxt, a free ebook has been published which has the whole saga of Ardor vs the competition, including the latest two articles:
- Ardor vs. the Competition, Pt. 7: Ethereum (Smart Contracts)
- Ardor vs. the Competition, Pt. 8: Ethereum (Blockchain Bloat)
The ebook, composed of the excellently written posts by segfaultsteve, describes in great and concise detail about various tokens and compares them to Ardor. These essays are a wealth of knowledge and – going with the Christmas theme – are available for free in a nice ebook.
Last News about Ardor and Nxt Group (ANG)
In October we presented the creation of the ANG. Thanks for all your feedback; the ANG is ready to be structured in such a way as to best suit the community. Travin Keith, NXT Foundation board member, and ANG member is looking to hire a dedicated Director of the ANG. This director would, in essence, be the face of Ardor and Nxt and would assume many of the duties that Travin used to have. This is a public, full-time position. More details below.
Travin Keith wrote:
Thanks to those who have provided feedback on the structure of ANG and also those who’ve indicated a willingness to be an active member in it. A lot of developments are going on, such as structuring for the Meetup Group in coordination with Jelurida with the Booster Meetups, as well as curating resources for the Speakers Corner.
I’ve also heard some interest about the Director position and I’m now setting the deadline for those interested in the position on December 1st at 00:00:00 GMT. Please make sure to email me at email@example.com if you’re interested.
Please note that this is a full time position and requires one to not be anonymous, as well as requires an established understanding of Nxt and Ardor, as there will be fairly little training and advisory provided.
About the ANG:
The Ardor and Nxt Group (ANG) is an initiative by community members that enables members of the community to participate in the growth of the Nxt and Ardor Platform ecosystem as well as provide businesses, projects, and organizations in the blockchain ecosystem, a platform to gain wider visibility, as well as promote collaborative activities among its members.
Luckygames Accepts NXT
The multi-coin gambling site, Luckygames, now accepts NXT. For those of you who enjoy gambling and love crypto then this is the place to be for you. Many unique games with a low house edge await you to spend your NXT – at your own risk!
Many NXT users might have received a blockchain message asking you to transfer your funds from wallet.myNxt.info to a given account – this is a SCAM, a malicious action to trick you into sending your tokens to someone else’s’ wallet.
SCAM ALERT! Messages have been sent to $NXT accounts about https://t.co/e2pQAgHg7O asking users to send their $NXT to some other account. This is a SCAM attempt although it copies official info from https://t.co/e2pQAgHg7O All you need to know is here https://t.co/Q5B98zve9j
— Jelurida (@Jelurida) November 24, 2017
Do not fall for this scam. We apologize to anyone who might have fallen for this, the best we can do is to be vigilant and raise awareness. Remember, Nxters, there is no central authority policing transactions. Your account is YOUR account, you should never hand over control of your funds or your passphrase no anyone. Trust no one!
Just received message to my account. SCAAAAMMM!!!!!
^ DO NOT SEND YOUR FUNDS TO THIS ACCOUNT! ^
Here’s a link to the actual instructions from Mynxt Wallet > https://wallet.mynxt.info/faq.php.
Please move your funds (into an account YOU control!) before December 31st, and better backup your wallet NOW.
Community Members in BlockShow Asia
Our community will be well represented next week at the BlockShow Asia 2017 conference. Our own Gabriel will be the moderator!
Gabriel Francesch wrote:
I will be moderating a panel next week at BlockShow Asia. Definitely wearing an Ardor T-shirt.
All about NXT:
Janus – Status Update
Last week Janus clarified some questions from the community regarding payouts, mining, and JNSHash. The community questions and expert answers are presented below:
puremage111 – Just to confirm for the JNShash, so janus is now something like a service token instead of revenue sharing right? Will my coins be burned when redeem after 90 days?
ascendus – @puremage111 , no, 90 days prior to year end we will announce the method needed to re-up, it’s user’s choice to continue with payouts. You’ll get payouts for your holdings (more holdings, more payouts), plus some bonus we’re cooking, and if you’re not satisfied you can sell your tokens on the free market. Free market that we’ll try to expand on the meantime.
Luis Batista – The tier contract plan will be valid for one year, and once finished it can be renewed. Renewal cost will be determined 90 days prior to first year contract end. Payouts will be sent from daily to weekly, depending on coin chosen and when threshold is reached. In some circumstances bonus coins from new coin launches will be sent to each member of each tier. When this occurs we will announce and collect appropriate wallet addresses for the bonus coins.
puremage111 – ahh so in this case, i still hold my janus except that after 90 days, the tier thing will be needed to renew? is this how it works? I will then need to pay x amount of janus to refresh my Jnshash mining to continue? Thanks
ascendus – If you want to continue receiving payouts you´ll need to renew contract.
Adel – Status Update
Adel officially announced that this week they will hold the community vote over whether or not to create a separate ERC20 token – ADE. The vote will take place for members from Nov 27-30th. More details are below.
ADE Vote Announced ▲ Adel Community
Exciting news – Adel is announcing the community vote on ADE. Members will decide whether or not Adel will create an ERC20 token on the Ethereum blockchain, or stay with single NXT token, ADL. The vote will take place from Nov. 27 – 30 on the voting module inside AdelWiki™.
Details and FAQs will be released to members on the members-only Slack this week. Every member has a voice and voting power is based on the amount of ADLs that each member holds. Join Adel for 64000 ADL.
R0bInI0 also wrote an article about this upcoming vote.
In other news….
ESMA Acknowledges ICOs ▲ Blockchain News
The European Securities and Markets Authority has released a statement regarding ICO risks for investors and firms. In it, the ESMA urges companies to protect investors from fraud and money laundering. Adel understands that there has been a huge surge of investor interest in Blockchain technology and ICO funding to finance the next generation of disruptive technology. As a company, we were the first AML/CTF/KYC compliant and aim to provide the highest levels of assurance to our community and investors. The board of directors have decades of collective experience in the Financial Services and technology sectors and welcome high levels of transparency and accountability to our investors.
Bitswift – Status Update
BITSWIFT will be launched as an Ardor child chain with Ardor’s Genesis Block, January 1st. Migration to the Ardor environment appears to be almost complete. The old Bitswift chain on chainz is now defunct. The dev team continues to refine the block explorer.
Im lovin it. And it looks like the old Bitswift chain has officially stopped moving : https://chainz.cryptoid.info/swift/# RIP old friend. Our dev team is working on a new custom block explorer dedicated for our child chain. It will include market and network health info all in one spot. Not sure we will need chainz anymore after that releases.
Bitswift attending another Blockchain meetup today at Queens. Could be an important one for us : Thursday, November 23, 2017. Special Event with Jack C. Liu, Co-Founder of OKLink. We will be able to network with some other Blockchain professionals coming from China. Should be interesting, hopefully I get some time to speak on the panel.
We have an ongoing marketing campaign going on through FB and Adroll at the moment. Some announcements coming in near future also. Its been awhile since we gave an update. Like what is going on with these unclaimed tokens from the blockchain swap ? We all need to know right ? Working on blog update at the moment to supply new info.
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Ardor Testnet – Version 2.0.6e
A new Ardor Testnet version has just been released. Ardor source code included. This is to be the last significant testnet release ahead of the mainnet launch in five weeks. All further testnet releases will be bug patches. The detailed changelog is below.
— NXTER Magazine (@Nxter_org) November 24, 2017
The new getExecutedTransactions API we introduced in Ardor 2.0.6e makes it much simpler for exchanges to integrate an Ardor child chain using account based deposits, see https://t.co/pkBZunk3zG
— Lior Yaffe (@lioryaffe) November 24, 2017
This is a feature-freeze release for the Ardor testnet. No more API changes or feature additions are planned before launch, only bug fixes.
The source code is now included in the package, for a public review, under a temporary evaluation license only.
Added getExecutedTransactions API. This new API accepts parameters: “chain”, “height”, “numberOfConfirmations”, “type”, “subtype”, “sender”, “recipient”, “firstIndex”, “lastIndex”, and returns the transactions from the specified chain executed at this height, or executed with at least that many number of confirmations.
Both non-phased and phased transactions are returned. For phased transactions, only those approved and executed at the specified height, or approved with at least that many confirmations of the final approval transaction, are returned. If height is specified, sender or recipient parameters are optional, otherwise at least one of them is required.
Fixed UI bugs – base target calculation, missing asset control setup, asset control local signing, calculation of deadline when doing manual transaction
To access the server side source code, install one of the packages and review the src folder.
The client side source code is available under the html/www folder.
Once we release the mainnet release we will also upload the source code to a bitbucket repository.
btc2nxt – Monopoly Game Powered by Nxt
Here are the details for the lovingly crafted Monopoly game, powered by the Nxt blockchain. Think of it as a game with fun bounties available for players and participants. Details below.
[TESTNET] Monopoly Game | Smart Contract | Fork Nxt
Monopoly is a block chain game based on Nxt 1.3.5 codebase with smart contract named FSM (Final State Machine), which is a new design of AT (Automated Machine).
50% coins will be distributed by Airdrop FSM , after players jump to the location of the coins in next block, they will share the coins. There are lands in the game too, so players can buy lands (Asset) to build hotel, restaurants, which can be traded in asset market in the game also.
Total supply: 1 000 000 000
10%: NxtAT Asset holders. (10 NxtAT Asset swap 1 FSMCoin)
10%: HZ holders. (10 HZ swap 1 FSMCoin)
20%: Development (UI design), Testing.
10%: Marketing (website, nodes).
Block time: 1 minute
Distribution per 10 blocks: 6*100 (100 to FSM Foundation)
Lands: 68 (4 for hotels, 4 restaurants, 1 notary office, 1 court of justice…)
Role of player: collector (collect coins), worker (build hotels and so on).
UI design 5,000,000
Node 100,000/per year
2018 Q1 guess game
Weekly Reminder: Secure Your NXT
The best thing you can do with your NXT account is to keep your passphrase secure and safe. Best practices and guides on how to do this are this week’s friendly reminder to the community. We link you to the wiki that has all the information you could ever want to know about securing your wallet and passphrase. Furthermore, we’d like to remind you that you can create NXT accounts OFFLINE with our NxtBridge Offline software and use them as cold storage accounts.
- The Importance of Passphrases
- Increase NXT transfers security with Public Keys
- Use the Phasing Feature to Emulate Multisig Accounts
NXT IN THE MEDIA
PRESS RELEASE: ARDOR SOURCE CODE RELEASED
Everyone likes birthday presents, and in honor of Nxt turning four – Jelurida made the source code of Ardor public. Details of this great present are below!
Jelurida has shared the following information in a Press Release:
Ardor a next generation blockchain platform, introduces three major innovations:
• Unique parent child chain architecture
• Separation between security and transactional tokens
• Scalability, first steps towards solving the blockchain bloat problem
Jelurida the development company behind the Nxt and Ardor blockchain platforms (www.jelurida.com) announces today the final testnet release of its new product Ardor. Following its roadmap, Jelurida has also published the source code of Ardor for review. It is now included in the packages available from https://bitbucket.org/Jelurida/ardor/downloads.
This takes place on the fourth anniversary of Nxt’s launch, Jelurida’s flagship product and the world’s first pure proof-of-stake next generation blockchain platform. Ardor is built on top of Nxt’s functional, robust, stable and secure blockchain.
A number of significant new features were added to Ardor to make it a robust business ready platform. Asset Control to support secure share distribution, Composite Phasing to support advanced use cases such as dead man switch, and By Property Phasing to enable account based KYC.
This testnet release provides users a platform to test and prepare their applications for the mainnet launch, while reviewing the source code for potential problems. Here is the link to access the testnet https://ardor.jelurida.com/index.html
Lior Yaffe co-Founder and Managing Director of Jelurida: The release of the testnet is an important milestone setting standards for the whole blockchain industry paving the way for mainstream adoption of blockchain technology. We are very proud of everything we have achieved over the course of the last four years and are excited to see what the future holds as blockchain technology becomes mainstream.
Between 5th August and 4th November, Jelurida conducted a successful crowd sale for the first Ardor child chain tokens, IGNIS and raised over $15,000,000.
As announced 50% of the tokens will be air dropped to NXT holders during the last week of December 2017. For more information about the IGNIS airdrop go to https://www.jelurida.com/ico
Other links about the latest release:
JELURIDA, NXT, ARDOR reviewed by Techcrunch
Last week Techcrunch interviewed Jelurida and their staff in Israel about NXT, ARDR and the philosophies of each token. This article is big news and great publicity for Jelurida as Techcrunch is among the most viewed websites on the planet, especially in America. Details of the interview are below.
— Lior Yaffe (@lioryaffe) November 23, 2017
In case you live on the moon, this is techcrunch https://techcrunch.com/about/ the 280 most popular site in the US and 626 world wide. For a startup getting a mention there is equivalent to a prophet being mentioned in the Bible and the article is 4th most popular at the moment https://techcrunch.com/popular/.
For NXT, Ardor and Jelurida this is huge exposure to exactly the audience we need. Getting there was a coordinated effort of many people over several month.
Jelurida is the development company behind Nxt and Ardor blockchain platforms. It creates customized commercial versions of these platforms while continuously supporting and maintaining the decentralized public Nxt blockchain. With the upcoming Ardor platform, Jelurida will be creating custom child chains for its clients and partners as well.
Whereas many blockchain companies are still in the fundraising stage, Nxt is fully operational and trading with a market cap of over a hundred million dollars. The company, which has in the past offered functions specifically designed for crypto developers, is turning its focus to use cases which have to do with everyday life, from introducing new voting mechanisms to offering transparent international bank transfers that consumers can enjoy. Ardor is the newest blockchain platform Jelurida has been working on, and functions as sort of a Nxt 2.0. Ardor features a unique parent-child chain structure, which helps combat blockchain bloat.
Cryptoninjas.net – Nxt Web Wallet
Cryptoninjas published the official notice to myNXT wallet holders about the closure of the myNXT wallet. We recommend migrating the assets to the official Nxt client or claim an account using the Jelurida public node. Users have until the end of the year latest, December 31st, to export their tokens (or Nxt passphrase) out of their myNXT wallet.
Hacked.com – Trade Recommendation: NXT
This is a long term trade. The price bounced from 0.060000 support level and moved upward. If the market can break SMA100, we’ll get a signal confirming a trend reversal. MACD and DMI support upward movement. Pending orders for buy should be placed at 0.082000 level with stop orders at 0.048000 level. Profit targets are 0.130000 and 0.180000 levels. If you don’t use leverage, trading volume for this trade is up to 10% from your deposit.
Profit Targets: 0.130000 and 0.180000// — Discuss and ask questions in our community on Workplace.
The trading signal is based on Poloniex chart.
Disclaimer: The analyst does not have investments in NXT.
TradingView – Nxt Bull Market Until Ignis Airdrop on Dec. 25th
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