Welcome again, fellow Nxters! Happy New Year and Happy Ardor Days! The new year is upon us and that means the long-anticipated launch of the Ardor mainnet. Learn about what happened with the Nxt Snapshot, the untimely demise of the Jelurida web wallet, how to access your IGNIS tokens, watch a new episode of Ardor Time and more.
We welcome back our old readers and warmly welcome our new ones. The cryptosphere is a large, complex, and largely mysterious place for most people and we at Nxter are changing that. We want our readers to become experts in the Nxt / Ardor / Ignis blockchain ecosystem. Lean back and enjoy the important crypto news from last week!
- Ardor Genesis Block
- Nxt Snapshot Block
- Android App for Ardor
- Where is the Jelurida Web Wallet?
- Q&A Session About the Snapshot with Lior Yaffe
- Introducing a Gateway Between the EURO and the Ardor Ecosystem
- Blockchain Public Sector Use Case on Nxt
- Ardor Time Episode 3: Blockchain Public sector Use Case on Nxt
- Ardor Days Facebook Live Event
- Ardor: Blockchain Token- What is it? Ep. 31
- LD Studio – The Next is Ardor
- Buy SNAPSHOT on Nxter.org and get Reward
- Ardor Launch – Version 2.0.9
- Ardor Update – Version 2.0.10
- First Android Ardor Client
- NRS Update – Version 1.11.12
- Updated Android client app
NXT IN THE MEDIA
- Lior Yaffe in Medium – Dealing with Scammers
- Global Coin Report – Jelurida Releases The Source Code For Ardor (ARDR) With An Upcoming Blockchain Launch In January
- CoinsMoon – What is Ardor Coin
- Newsbtc – How Blockchain is Pumping Life into Stale Business Models
- Cryptotrade – Endless Possibilities For Ardor’s Blockchain as a Service Platform
- 2017’s Biggest Cryptotokens Ranked by Performance
- TradingView – Potential long set up on NXT
- TradingView – LONG – NXT Buy Opportunity
- TradingView – ARDR/BTC/POLONIEX/BITTREX
- Weekly NXT/ARDR Price Evolution
This week’s newsletter is put together by James, Jose, apenzl, and rubenbc.
Ardor Genesis Block
The Ardor blockchain is now live! The Genesis block was successfully born and now Ardor is a fully functioning blockchain. Remember that IGNIS is an Ardor child chain, as such you check your balance of IGNIS on the Ardor client. Many people have worked very hard to make this extraordinary thing happen, congratulations to everyone!
— Sazan (@AvdiuSazan) January 1, 2018
#Ardor mainnet started successfully at 00:00:00 UTC!!! The first block was generated at 00:04:57 by account ARDOR-XYKY-3LRH-WW33-2LPEL
Trading with $ARDR, $IGNIS, $SWIFT and $JNS is now possible on the Ardor #blockchain. Happy New Year! The year of Ardor! 🍾🎉🎆✨🎇🌟 pic.twitter.com/XJXOawHzMN
— Jelurida (@Jelurida) January 1, 2018
Happy New Year Nxters and newcomers to the $NXT and #Ardor #ecosystem! The #evolution will not be centralized. Ardor and its first child chains are here. $IGNIS $ARDR #blockchain pic.twitter.com/MHvjSloGjm
— NXTER Magazine (@Nxter_org) January 1, 2018
Nxt Snapshot Block
Last week the Nxt Snapshot occurred at block height 1636363.
The Ignis child chain was spawned with the Ardor genesis block, and you can now download the latest version of the Ardor Platform client, below, and access your account balance. All accounts that held NXT have been credited with IGNIS. Note that assets like Janus and Bitswift have migrated to the Ardor blockchain, they will no longer be listed on the Nxt AE.
AFTER THE NXT SNAPSHOT
The NXT snapshot was taken at block 1636363 and everything worked out as expected.
THANK YOU ALL for your incredible support!
Please remember that the trading of the Ardor, Bitswift and Janus assets is not possible anymore on the Nxt blockchain, anyone trying to sell you one of these assets is selling you fake tokens. The trading with Ardor, Bitswift and Janus will be possible on the new Ardor platform only.
*** AFTER THE NXT SNAPSHOT ***The NXT snapshot was taken at block 1636363 and everything worked out as expected…
Also, due to the big interest in the airdrop process, nxtforum.org obtained a record of visits.
Android Ardor App
Android users rejoice! You can now trade and check your balances with the official Android app, released with v2.0.10. This version is a mandatory update, read more here.
— NXTER Magazine (@Nxter_org) January 2, 2018
Where is the Jelurida Web Wallet?
Jelurida announced last week that they had terminated their web wallet service due to constant DDOS attacks and to add more decentralization. For all Nxters who used the web wallet, you now need to download and run the Nxt client locally on your device. We at Nxter feel that Jelurida did not give their investors and community much warning. Nonetheless, there are now two ways to access your Nxt wallet – via running a full node (which we always recommend!) or by selecting the “light client” option during the installation process if you do not want to download the Nxt blockchain (and support the network). Remember to forge if you have a balance of over 1000 NXT or ARDR on their respective blockchains. Forgers are awarded tokens for their time keeping the network safe and secure.
The Jelurida web wallet https://nxt.jelurida.com/index.html has been a convenience service.It served its purpose while it lasted but unfortunately we had to take it offline since:1. It became a lucrative target for hackers and a prime DDOS target2. It defeats the purpose of decentralization – aren’t we using a blockchain so that we don’t have to depend on single corporate entity?Instead we recommend users to setup their own nodes.See our getting started guide
Q&A session about the Snapshot with Lior Yaffe
An AMA styled Q&A with the community on Slack has been printed below. Lior and other members of Jelurida answer community questions regarding the Nxt Snapshot, the future of Nxt, the purpose of Ardor, and more.
Introducing a Gateway Between the EURO and the Ardor Ecosystem
Jelurida partnered last week with Ardorgate to take another step toward the implementation of blockchain technology for small and medium companies. The fruit of this partnership is the Euro pegged child chain named AEUR. The new AEUR token provides a quick and simple entry point into the crypto world using the Euro. Each AEUR token will always equal exactly 1€ and this is guaranteed and backed by Ardorgate, which has partnered with MISTERTANGO bank (www.mistertango.com) as the payment processor.
— Jelurida (@Jelurida) December 26, 2017
Martynas Bacevicius; Ardorgate founder and blockchain engineer, wrote:
“The entry point into NXT has always been a problem for our European customers, using the AEUR Ardor child chain we now have a simple solution to convert between the EURO and our tokens. Anybody can be a bundler and earn AEUR. I do not have any control here. Except I’ll start a bundler with 0 fees”.
“We are excited to work with Ardorgate to deliver the best user experience in the blockchain industry”, says Lior Yaffe Co-founder and Managing Director at Jelurida.
Blockchain Public Sector Use Case on Nxt
The Austrian government will be using Nxt. The company behind providing digital identity citizenship for Austrian citizens, A-Trust, has created a platform based on Nxt blockchain tech so that local Austrian municipalities can reach out to citizens and publish their announcements via smart digital billboards.
A-Trust GmbH starts a Blockchain Project for Austrian City Halls based on Nxt
A-Trust is the entity responsible for providing the digital identity citizenship on card and mobile smartphone for the Austrian citizens.
In 2017 creating a powerful and trustful application using blockchain technology seemed to be the perfect complement. A-Trust teamed up with Jelurida and the ANG (Ardor Nxt Group) to initiate an enterprise application based on the Nxt Blockchain technology which will enable Austrian municipalities to publish their announcements on a digital bulletin board created for this purpose.
At the moment municipalities in Austria publish their information for the citizens as hard copy, send them via newsletter systems and/or put them on websites, created by the municipals themselves. Although a majority of municipals are doing an excellent job regarding the information-flow to the citizens, the municipal information platform, created by A-Trust and based on nxt blockchain technology will help to take the process of citizenship-information to the next level.
Ardor Time Episode 3: Blockchain Public Sector Use Case on Nxt
The latest video from Ardor Time. This episode explores the growing ecosystem of the Ardor and Nxt platforms. Great for sharing and promoting general awareness of the Ardor and Nxt blockchains.
Ardor Time continues to explore the growing ecosystem of the Ardor and Nxt platforms.
Check out the latest news:
– Third-party exchanges supporting the IGNIS Airdrop
– New director of the ANG, Elizabeth Mong
– Co-founder of Jelurida, Lior Yaffe, speaks about Ardor
– A-Trust – Austrian digital identity citizenship provider
– Free ebook explains in great detail about Ardor vs. competition.
Ardor Days Facebook Live Event
Have you ever wondered who the other Nxters really are?
Elizabeth Mong – the new ANG director – has been hosting a series of live interviews with members of the Nxt / Ardor community. Get to know the personalities and the passions behind the people who make our ecosystem what it is. Learn about the core devs from Jelurida, the marketing team, the businesses, the editor of the Nxter Newsletters. Celebrate Ardor Days by watching the interviews and connecting with the passion and the enthusiasm we have for our work. Sure, we provide you with a comprehensive weekly newsletter but have you wondered whether or not we are actually people?
@damelon will be joining me to launch the Ardor Days Facebook Live event tomorrow over the time of the NXT blockchain snapshot. It will be a fun time of reminiscing for old time NXTers and a chance for newcomers to get an insight into the community and development over the past four years. Celebrate with us here:
This one is the interview with James, our editor.
Ardor: Blockchain Token- What is it? Ep. 31
More coverage of Ardor. This episode released last week explores the similarities and differences between Ardor and Ethereum. An enjoyable video and we thank Blockchain Token for highlighting our great community.
This episode of Blockchain Token – Which is it? covers Ardor!In this series, we will cover the different types of blockchain platforms and cryptocurrencies on the market right now. We’ll give you a quick description of each blockchain/token, its function, who is their competition and where you can learn more.Ardor is one of the projects that is offering blockchain as a service, basically the project connects people willing to build a blockchain with private companies that need them. Ardor is built off of NXT blockchain tech, an alternative to bitcoin and ethereum’s blockchains. See how Ardor differentiates itself with this episode of Blockchain Token – What is it?
LD Studio – The Next is Ardor
Documentary about Lior’s trip to China last year in which he spoke to the great and growing Nxt / Ardor community. This Chinese language video is great coverage of Ardor in the world’s biggest market for cryptocurrencies.
Documentary about Lior’s China Trip and Introduction to Ardor
Buy books on NXTER.ORG and get Reward
Oh hey, shameless self-promotion time! Buy the SNAPSHOT book from Nxter and receive a nice little bonus! Why not learn about the fascinating history of Nxt, the PoS blockchain, the many use cases, the incredible community, and be rewarded!
Oh. Someone found out that we give rewards to people that buy SNAPSHOT on NXTER.ORG.
You will only cause us #trouble if you sign up for the #BONUS without also buying the $NXT #Snapshot #ebook. You won't be credited the bonus in #blockchain #tokens if you don't read the extraordinary tale of first 100% #PoS #cryptocurrency 2.0 #altcoin @ https://t.co/f2CgNLCrIV
— NXTER Magazine (@Nxter_org) December 30, 2017
Janus – Status Update
Janus tokens can now be traded on Ardor.
Janus tokens $JNS are the first asset on $ARDR platform and can be traded with both $IGNIS and #Bitswift currency pairings. Simply add asset from wallet and enter our asset ID: 4348103880042995903
DYOR we had a tough 4th quarter but it is far from over. pic.twitter.com/q9ahmnuacM
— Janus (@Janus_Token) January 2, 2018
For the interim between the Nxt Snapshot on December 28th and December 31st, Janus assets could not be traded as they migrated from the Nxt blockchain to the new Ardor blockchain launch. The Janus asset ID’s have the same names on Ardor as on the Nxt blockchain.
New electrician hired, 800 amp target goal 2018. 4 new business sites, 1 coming 1st quarter.
— Janus (@Janus_Token) December 31, 2017
Bitswift – Status Update
We now accept Ignis token and Doge coin on Bitswift.shop.
Also we have a new bitswift.shop product manager and Bitswift rep on board. Will make formal announcements in coming days.
— Bitswift™ (@Bit_Swift) January 1, 2018
Unfortunately, Bittrex did not support the Bitswift Airdrop. Bitswift reached out to Bittrex to see if they could return the Bitswift tokens meant for NXT holders and redistribute them accordingly.
It doesn’t look like Bittrex is going to honor our airdrop. If you had kept your NXT in the Nxt wallet, it would not be an issue. I tried pretty hard to get them to honor our drop but it seems they just did not want to deal with it.
At least they have not replied to any of my last requests.
I have also requested that they send our air dropped tokens that were meant for our community back to us so that we can find a way to re-distribute them. I have not received a reply on that either.
Ardor Launch – Version 2.0.9
This is the PRODUCTION LAUNCH of Ardor! Download it below to access you IGNIS and ARDR. After installation select “Returning User” and copy in your NXT account address. There is no need for your passphrase as it is the same for your Ardor wallet. Once in the client click on Ardor in the top left and select Ignis from the drop-down menu to see your IGNIS balance.
Ardor 2.0.9 is released!
This is the first production release of the Ardor Blockchain Platform!
The Ardor Genesis Snapshot has been taken at Nxt blockchain height of 1636363.
The Genesis timestamp is set to 00:00:00 UTC, Jan 1st 2018.
Everyone with ARDR balance >= 1000 is invited to setup a node and start forging. Block generation will start automatically when the Genesis timestamp is reached. In the meantime, please check your balances and report any discrepancies from what you expected.
The first start after installation may take a few minutes, do not interrupt.
To simplify processing of phased transactions, the getExecutedTransactions API
now returns the transactions ordered by the height at which they were executed, not at which they were included in the blockchain.
So far #Ardor is working very well. We are monitoring it closely and fixing outstanding issues. We will release version 2.0.10 tomorrow, this will be a mandatory upgrade and will also include an Android app.
— Lior Yaffe (@lioryaffe) January 1, 2018
Ardor Update – Version 2.0.10
– This is a bugfix release, mandatory update for all nodes.
-Fixed an issue with block pop-off handling, which can result in a node unable to continue downloading the blockchain after encountering an error condition.
-Fixed processing of alias transfer transactions.
-Fixed exchange price handling affecting some coin exchange trades.
-Show correct total coin amounts for each chain.
-Other minor bugfixes and improvements.
-This release will perform a database rescan.
- First Android Ardor Client
Android Mobile App https://bitbucket.org/Jelurida/ardor/downloads/ardor-client-2.0.10.apk
NRS Update – Version 1.11.12
New update for the NRS (Nxt Reference Software) client – changelog below! In the last version 1.11.11 the biggest change is the default number of nodes connected to increased from 250 to 2000, this will prevent a network failure such as that occurred a couple weeks back.
-Fixed peer disconnections while downloading the blockchain. Upgrade to this release is recommended for all public nodes, to help improve download speeds.
-Snapshot code bugfixes. Added a checkpoint after the snapshot hardfork.
Updated Android client app
Mobile app link https://bitbucket.org/Jelurida/nxt/downloads/nxt-client-1.11.11.apk
NXT IN THE MEDIA
Lior Yaffe in Medium – Dealing with Scammers
Lior Yaffe, co-founder of Jelurida and a core dev, wrote about how he and his team deal with scammers – a persistent issue with blockchain platforms. An enlightening read.
However some scammers made a huge mistake, considering us to be total fools, they took the NXT they steal and invested it into our own ICO token.
Global Coin Report – Jelurida Releases The Source Code For Ardor (ARDR) With An Upcoming Blockchain Launch In January
Coverage of the release of Ardor’s source code for Ardor. Also talks about the details of the Ardor main net launch.
“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,” stated Jelurida’s co-founder and managing director, Lior Yaffe.
CoinsMoon – What is Ardor Coin
CoinsMoon wrote about the Ardor blockchain ecosystem and the significance of the revolutionary child chain architecture behind Ardor. We appreciate the coverage and encourage you to read the article.
Ardor is a blockchain ecosystem
As you can read on the website, the Ardor platform is much more than a cryptocurrency. It is a platform that will become the backbone of a powerful ecosystem, including a large number of assets, currencies, and most importantly child chains.
Newsbtc – How Blockchain is Pumping Life into Stale Business Models
The belief that Ardor will be a huge step forward in enabling small and medium businesses to adopt, deploy, and develop blockchain technology in an easy and scalable way is becoming more prevalent. The more coverage we have of this the better! NewsBTC covered the release of Ardor.
After 1 year of testing, Ardor will be released on January 1st. This will be a huge step forward in enabling businesses to adopt blockchain technology in an easy, scalable way.
Cryptotrade – Endless Possibilities For Ardor’s Blockchain as a Service Platform
The possibilities of Ardor as a service platform, especially as a BaaS (Blockchain-as-a-Service) provider are innumerable. Read this Australian coverage of the use cases and applications of Ardor and child chains.
To sum this up, Ardor’s Blockchain-as-a-Service platform is built with interoperability between its child chains. Users from Ardor’s different child chains will be able to transact between each other directly, and their swap transactions are secured by their Parent chain.
Now is time for me to stop writing, and to let you continue to imagine all the use cases you can, the possibilities are endless. The Ardor blockchain will (hopefully) reshape blockchain and build a harmonised digital world.
If you are and enterprise or a consortium of enterprises, than start thinking about how you can modify the Ardor building blocks to fit your specific needs, and if you need help, contact me and I will be glad to help or guide you to Ardor’s developers team.
2017’s Biggest Cryptotokens Ranked by Performance
TradingView – Potential long set up on NXT
TradingView – LONG – NXT Buy Opportunity
TradingView – ARDR/BTC/POLONIEX/BITTREX
Weekly NXT/ARDR Price Evolution
The following graphic shows the NXT / Bitcoin exchange price at Poloniex over this past week:
The following graphic shows the ARDR / Bitcoin exchange price at Poloniex over this past week:
That is all for this week, Nxters. Make sure you find the Star Wars references in the newsly as you stay tuned next week for more coverage of the exciting launch of Ardor. More exciting coverage awaits as Jelurida continues to meet milestones and we will continue to cover and analyze the news for you. For those who cannot wait a week to learn more, visit our site. We explain in much more detail about Jelurida and all things Nxt / Ardor / Ignis.
Follow us on Twitter for important breaking updates during the week as they happen. Stay warm and stay informed, dear Nxters. See you back here next week! Happy New Year!
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