March 2017 (I)
Here’s some of the latest news about Nxt over this past week:
- Intel & The Floor – International Banking Blockchain Hackaton
- Janus – Second ICO Round
- Nxtforum.org – Hundreds of New Users
- Nxter.org – Join our Affiliate Program
NXT IN THE MEDIA
Below are more details about each of these topics:
Intel & The Floor – International Banking Blockchain Hackaton
Lior Yaffe, a Nxt and Ardor core developer and member of Jelurida, has announced that he is going to participate in the International Blockchain Hackaton that will take place in Tel Aviv on the 29th and 30th of March, 2017.
The end goal is for each team to develop a working prototype of a banking and financial services industry solution that is based on pre-defined usages. The hackathon banking partners will provide a list of issues for which they would like to see solutions.
Who will participate?
We are inviting corporates, startup companies, University students, and independent developers.
Do I have to be a blockchain expert?
As this event is oriented to blockchain based application, background in the technology (including coding) is highly recommended.
The event will consist of 36 hours of coding with non-stop action and networking with other coders and blockchain market leaders who are willing to showcase what this technology can do.
Source and more information: https://www.eventbrite.com
Janus – Second ICO Round
Our vision is to create a software and services company which utilizes a common technology platform to rapidly implement distinctly branded projects targeting a number of carefully selected markets. We believe that this approach will allow us to decrease development costs and increase product quality which will enable us to establish successful businesses and generate substantial profits which will then be shared with the Janus token holders.
During this four month period, which will last until the 3rd of July, 2017, 10.5 millions of Janus tokens will be put on sale at a price of 3 NXT per JANUS, which is twice as expensive for the same tokens sold in the first round of the ICO. Users can buy these tokens on the Nxt Asset Exchange or through the C-cex.com exchange, where users can buy the tokens using BTC or USD. Additionally, if you are planning to become a big investor, the Janus team has some discounts for large Janus purchases. Furthermore, the asset issuer has burnt 2.5 million Janus tokens from buybacks, so the remaining assets held by asset holders have recently become more valuable.
We will release 10,500,000 Janus (JNS) every 4 months. 31,500,000 yearly.
Price per Janus each distribution will be change every 4 months no matter what the current price it’s trading at, it will be posted 50-100% higher.
This strategy will be live starting March 4th, 2017- July 3rd, 2017 until the next distribution set for July 4th, 2017.
At Nxter.org, users can find a dedicated section about the Nxt Asset Exchange where you’ll be able to find the latest news, details, price evolution, and much more about AE asset. More assets will follow soon, so stay tuned!
Nxtforum.org – Hundreds of New Users
February has ended and it has left us 836 new users at Nxtforum.org, which makes for an average of almost 30 new registrations per day. This considerable new arrival of Nxters will require a larger effort from the community to cover all the needs and help solving any questions that newcomers may have.
This is especially important given that the features provided by the robust Nxt PoS platform is attracting more and more people both familiar with blockchain technology as well as newcomers. This is also because last month, 1,000 new users joined the forum. There are now over 9,200 registered users.
We’d like to encourage our readers to sign up and become a member of this growing community. Or, if you prefer, you can also join the Nxt community through the following platforms:
At Nxter.org, we’ll continue spreading the word as we’ve been doing since the beginning to try to help more people learn about both Nxt and Ardor, together with the full ecosystem around it. If you’re interested in giving us a hand to achieve this objective, please visit nxter.org/get-published-get-paid-nxtp
Snapshot – Join our Affiliate Program
After the launch and warm welcome of Snapshot, the first book about the Nxt/Ardor platform, Nxter.org has started an affiliate program which will allow you to earn 40% (NXT, BTC or fiat) of the book sales you generate.
The procedure is very simple: create an account, get your affiliate code, and watch your account balance grow as your visitors become our customers. When a potential customer clicks on your affiliate link, the visitor’s IP is logged and a cookie is placed in their browser for tracking purposes. Then, whenever the visitor browses our site and decides to order, it gets registered as a sale for you for your commission.
If you don’t have a copy of SNAPSHOT – Nxt, Unsurpassable Blockchain Solutions, you might also want to consider a digital version for your e-reader, which is available on all major platforms such as Amazon, iBooks, GoogleBooks, etc., in addition to Nxter.org, where you can also buy it with BTC. You can also buy it as a printed book with the Print on Demand service by Lulu.com.
More information: #Snapshot_ebook_PoD
NRS Update – Version 1.11.4
The mobile app (just for Android at the moment), has also been updated with this version. It has been upgraded to Apache Cordova 6.5.0 and Cordova Android tools 6.1.2. Additionally, the API peer list has been refreshed as well.You can download the NRS update straight from your current Nxt client or from Github. Always make sure that the given SHA256 signature is exactly the same as the hash of the file. You can check it using your NRS wallet, online third party services, or locally-run third party software, so that you are absolutely sure that you are receiving the original file.
Source and more information: https://nxtforum.org/nrs-releases/nrs-v1-11-4
Nxtwiki.org – API Modifications Needed to Port Your Nxt Apps to Ardor
Lior Yaffe, a Nxt and Ardor core developer, has written a new page on the Nxt Wiki that will come in handy for those developers who are currently using the Nxt API and are planning to jump to Ardor in the future.
… I wrote this Wiki page about migrating existing applications from Nxt to Ardor
Despite the fact that the changes needed to adapt your Nxt aplication to run on Ardor aren’t traumatizing, some changes in the code have to be done to make it compatible with the latest versions. The document published by Riker is quite detailed and is broken down in multiple sections to make it easier to reference.
- 1 Adapting your Applications to the Parent/Child Chain Design
- 2 Transaction Identifier
- 3 Entity Identifiers
- 4 Transaction Fees
- 5 Account Balances
- 6 Prices and rates
- 7 Transaction Types and Byte Formats
- 8 Phasing and Account Control
So, if you are developer who is thinking about migrating to Ardor, this tutorial launched many months before the main launch of Ardor will help you prepare for it. Don’t put it off and encounter last minute problems!
Source and more information: nxtwiki.org/wiki/Nxt_to_Ardor
NXT IN THE MEDIA
Forklog – Russian Farm to Issue Crypto-tokens Backed by Ducks, Geese, and Goats
This article published on Forklog.net goes over a peculiar local economy that benefits from the advantages that blockchain technology can offer. Eduard Surkov’s club farm Mashkino in Central Russia has announced its plans to issue cryptocurrency tokens backed by the farm’s products, i.e. chickens, ducks, geese, lambs, and goatlings. The Nxt blockchain is noted as one of the best to build it on since it already has implemented, at core-level, all the necessary functionalities.
Yaroslav Loginov, project’s developer, says:
…tokens are comparable to coupons entitling their holders to receive the products once they’ve grown up. The tokens also certify ownership of the products, i.e. a token holder is the owner of a particular chicken, goose, duck, lamb, or goatling, while the farmers render the service of breeding them.
10 million tokens will be created at an initial price of 1 token = 1 ruble. Loginov explains how the relationship between buyer and seller is completely legal:
• The buyer contacts the farmer to buy and receive a token.
• The farmer undertakes to breed the products by the date stipulated.
• Reception of the ready products is arranged individually (at Mashkino or elsewhere). There is an option of delivery to the cities of Tver, Zelenograd, and Moscow.
Weekly NXT/ARDR Price Evolution
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