October 2017 (IV)
Welcome again, fellow Nxters! Halloween is almost here and autumn is well underway so grab your favorite warm beverage and catch up on the news from the last week of October. The Nxt Foundation is proud to introduce the ANG, the final round of the IGNIS ICO will begin this week, (sad) news from MyNxt, the announcement of an Android full node client and much more awaits down below.
As always, our newsletter is aimed at being accessible to new readers while providing important and cutting-edge info for our power-readers who are already experts in the blockchain space. We welcome everyone and thank you for taking time to read and learn with us!
- Introducing The Ardor and Nxt Group (ANG)
- IGNIS ICO
- BuyArdor.info – A Step-by-step Guide on how to buy and store Ardor (ARDR)
- Ardor vs. the Competition, Pt. 5: Stratis
- Meetup CodePen, New York
- 3rd-Party MyNXT.info Web Wallet Will Shut Down by the End of 2017
- The NXT, Ignis and Ardor timeline in Chinese
- Riker Interviewed with Labo Blockchain from Japan
NXT IN THE MEDIA
- Lior Yaffe in Medium – Ardor Full Node Available on Android
- Catalist.co Interviewed Riker in “Even an Unknown Programmer from Hadera can Raise Millions Without any Supervision”
- Medium – Long-term and Passionless? Get Back to the Moon and Beyond, Ignite that Passion!
- CryptoCoin Daddy – NXT to be used as ICO Platform: NXT Coin Future
- TradingView – ARDR Breakout on Volume Within the Week to 6k Area
- TradingView – ARDR Moon Mission
- TradingView – ARDR Rectangles
- TradingView – ARDRBTC – Where Now?
- Weekly NXT/ARDR Price Evolution
This week’s newsletter is put together by James, Jose, apenzl, and rubenbc.
Introducing The Ardor and Nxt Group (ANG)
This week the Nxt Foundation announced the launch of the Ardor and Nxt Foundation (ANG) with the mission statement of
“To provide the users, project owners, and businesses around the Nxt and Ardor ecosystem with a better environment to collaborate, communicate, and utilize Nxt and Ardor blockchain technology and be more active while maximizing the benefits gained by the community.”
The Nxt Foundation was originally created to be a point-of-contact for businesses interested in using the technology, which Jelurida will now become as they themselves are the developers. However, the Nxt Foundation has expanded its role in the past few years, including but not limited to, providing and supporting community tools, such as Nxtforum, the Nxt and Ardor subreddits, and multiple others, in addition to helping users directly as well as working on expanding the community itself.
Travin Keith writes:
With the decline in the role of speaking with interested parties on behalf of Jelurida, we believe that the shift to focusing on the community is a natural progression. To reflect these recent changes, the Nxt Foundation launched the ANG, which will be an initiative to provide the community with a better environment, such as organizing meetups around the world, as well as to provide a better ecosystem for the projects that use Nxt and Ardor blockchain technology.
We @ Nxter.org welcome the initiative and look forward to working with the ANG.
The penultimate round of the IGNIS ICO is over. Next week the ultimate round will be for sale with up to 160,000,000 JLRDA* available for purchase at a rate of 1.45 NXT : 1 JLRDA. It is not too late to support Jelurida and their efforts. Remember, the more money that is raised in this ICO the more time and resources Jelurida will devote towards supporting and developing Nxt, Ignis and the Ardor platform.
With the announcement that the Ardor mainnet will launch on Jan. 1, the JLRDA tokens will instantly revert to IGNIS tokens at this moment and will be freely fungible. Also, users holding NXT at the time of the Nxt blockchain snapshot will get 0,5 IGNIS per 1 NXT they hold in their account. The Snapshot will be taken on the 25th December 2017.
|Dates||JLRDA tokens for sale||Price of 1 JLRDA in NXT|
|Oct 28 – Nov 04||up to 100,000,000*||1.45|
* If any batch is not sold completely at the end of the designated time frame, the remaining unsold JLRDA tokens will be added to the next batch. The last round will be reduced by up to 20M JLRDA tokens allocated by Jelurida for promotional and marketing use.
Live stats from the Nxt Blockchain
BuyArdor.info – A Step-by-step guide on how to buy and store Ardor (ARDR)
For the uninitiated, of for the forgetful, this is a handy guide for the setup of the Nxt Client, of which ARDR is currently an asset. Easy to follow for the technologically inept. Once the wallet is set up, enjoy freely trading ARDR tokens.
Ardor vs. the Competition, Pt. 5: Stratis
— NXTER Magazine (@Nxter_org) October 22, 2017
A sixth article in the “Ardor vs. the Competition” series was published last week. This installment covers Stratis, a new going-to-be Blockchain-as-a-Service (BaaS) platform based on the Bitcoin protocol.
Segfaultsteve writes about the benefits of Ardor versus other competing blockchain solutions, that are explored in great depth. His first post highlighted the technological supremacy Ardor has over Plasma, the next installment talked about the LISK blockchain and the functionality provided by it, the third compared Ardor against NEM/Mijin/Catapult. The fourth covered IOTA and the debacle with the code base, and 2 weeks ago his post covered Waves, the Nxt-like decentralized exchange (DEX).
Links to previous articles:
- Ardor vs. Plasma
- Ardor vs. the Competition, Pt. 1: Lisk
- Ardor vs. the Competition, Pt. 2: NEM/Mijin/Catapult
- Ardor vs. the Competition, Pt. 3: IOTA
- Ardor vs. the Competition, Pt. 4: Waves
Meetup CodePen, New York
CodePen has announced their first Meetup in New York, and the Nxt Foundation is sponsoring community member Patoshi to promote the use of the Nxt and Ardor technologies. For our readers around NYC this is an excellent opportunity to meet other members of the community as well as learn more about Ardor and Nxt. Don’t forget to bring a dev friend.
thanks @travin and nxt foundation to help sponsor our first event here in nyc. I’ll be presenting an ardor session using it to make something with codepen to a room full of devs. — https://www.meetup.com/codepen-nyc/sponsors/
3rd-Party MyNXT.info Wallet will Shutdown by the End of 2017
MyNxt wallet users, be prepared to migrate your account or move your tokens. MyNxt announced last week the closure of their web wallet because of no clear path to monetization and massive usage of the Nxt light client feature and the Jelurida public node. Users have until the end of 2017 to export their passphrase or their holdings. Accounts will function normally until the end of November 2017.
In their words:
*IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT FROM MYNXT WALLET*
Due to the wide usage of the Nxt light client feature and the Jelurida public node, the lack of manpower for development and support, and no clear path to profitability, MyNxt is closing new user registrations and will phase out the MyNxt web wallet feature by the end of 2017.
Existing users will be able to operate the MyNxt wallet normally until the end of November and will be able to export their Nxt accounts until the end of 2017. For instructions about how to continue using your Nxt accounts outside of the MyNxt wallet, check our FAQ page: https://wallet.mynxt.info/faq.php
Thank you all for your support! We hope to continue to see you as both Nxt and Ardor move forward!
The NXT, Ignis and Ardor timeline in Chinese
Jelurida’s timeline has been translated into Chinese and shared on btc38.
Riker Interview with Labo Blockchain from Japan
A Japanese language interview of Riker, Lior Yaffe, from Labo Blockchain in Japan.
Janus – Status Update
An update from our friends Janus on their new JNSHash Mining project. According to current projections, they will have a more than decent farm up and running by November! Good job guys, we are excited to see this project and we raise our warm beverages to you!
We will be constructing the last Nvidia rig we can squeeze in before BTC gold, this is of course a highly speculative coin, I personally feel it’s unlikely to be unprofitable but it could go either way, high risk/reward as all crypto usually is.
One thing I should mention, although the past isnt a perfect indicator, often a large BTC dominance eventually pours back into altcoins it may seem rough at first but this could also translate into a second 12 month mining boom cycle.
If this occurs then JNSHash could perform very unexpectedly well.
As our team is also in this good times and bad, let’s cross our fingers we make the right choices in terms of highest output and I maybe get to keep some of my hair in the process some speculative coins could go high, it’s not impossible, if not we can remain steady on the tried and true ones either way.
Ok that is all, again enjoy your time with your families, stay well.
Adel – Status Update
Last week Adel announced that their collaborative AdelWiki platform is almost ready to launch. Adel was also present at several blockchain conferences across Europe.
Adel’s Collaboration Module ▲ Coming Soon
The AdelWiki™ collaborative platform is almost ready for launch. It will allow members to submit ideas and collaborate with a slack and WiKi interface. We’re putting the finishing touches on this module.
Wrap-up ▲ Smile Expo’s ICO Event
Adel co-founder Gabriel Dusil spoke about blockchain innovation in front of an audience of 200 a major European conference dedicated to ICO investments last week. The Smile Expo event in London focused on ICOs and drew a diverse crowd of investors, government officials, banking and fintech executives and hundreds of journalists.
Deloitte Innovation Event ▲ Adel Seminar
Continuing rounds of speaking engagements to get the word out about Adel, Dusil presented Blockchain market opportunities to over 30 Deloitte executives in Prague. He was invited as the keynote speaker of the event to introduce Deloitte’s future leaders to the world of cryptocurrencies. The event was recorded, and will be posted shortly.
— Adelphoi Community (@com_adelphoi_io) October 19, 2017
Adel’s NEW Homepage ▲ adel.io Coming Soon
In anticipation of the wiki collaboration module release and huge coming announcements, Adel is completely overhauling its homepage and refreshing content, multimedia, listings and more. As we prepare for an exciting next few months with a lot of press coverage, the new site will reflect the hard work that’s been going on behind the scenes and set the stage for Adel 2.0 – look out for the release by the end of this month.
You are the rock and foundation of this community and we extend our deepest gratitude for your contributions and support. If you have a few minutes, please kindly share your favorite Adel news from today on your social networks – we look forward to connecting again soon!
Read the latest great Adel article:
Adel’s first incubated project will be iFin.io.
SuperNet Asset Migration From Nxt AE
Last week SuperNet announced they will be migrating from the Nxt AE to Komodo. The asset transfer swaps will be open until March 1st 2018. The Nxt community originally supported c-developer jl777 and SuperNET with 5% of the entire NXT marketcap.
jl777 has published today this update and asked me to manage the communication with the Nxt community.
I will take care of the user support in the Nxt side, so for any doubts about how to send the assets please ask in this topic. However, here’s the available information in clear bullet points:
How to send your assets for migration?
Send your assets to NXT-MRBN-8DFH-PFMK-A4DBM, the official SuperNET account in Nxt, adding to the asset transfer a permanent message (make sure you check the “Message is Never Deleted” option under the message box in the Nxt Client) with the destination Komodo address where you want your tokens to be delivered when the swaps are processed. To obtain a Komodo address if you don’t have one, check the Komodoplatform website for upcoming new download links for the Agama wallet. Advanced users can try the Komodod client repository.
IMPORTANT: If you have any doubts or support requests for the Agama wallet or Komodo in general, please go to the SuperNET Slack and ask in the #agama or #komodo channels. This NxtForum topic is ONLY to provide user support for sending the Nxt assets to swap correctly.
The transfer of the new tokens to Komodo addresses will start to be processed by jl777 in December, and the swap process will be open until March 1st, 2018. For other announcement details, please check the quote in the top of this post. If you have any doubts, please ask and I will contact jl777 if necessary.
NXT IN THE MEDIA
Lior Yaffe in Medium – Ardor Full Node on Android
Hallelujah, an Android full node has been tested successfully for Ardor. With Android 8 (Oreo) you can run a full Nxt or Ardor node on any device that runs Android, which will be most of our electronics and appliances, and maybe even our future robot overlords. Either way, this is great news for the entire ecosystem.
Now with Android Studio 3.0 getting closer to a stable release with full Java 8 support, the Jelurida developers decided to give it a try and it works quite well. Naturally there are some limitations, the main one being that your device has to Support Android 8 (Oreo) which is currently only supported by few brand new devices. Also the JavaFX desktop wallet is not supported on Android but this is not a major concern since we can merge the existing Apache Cordova wallet app with the full node to provide a visual wallet.
Being able to run a full blockchain node on Android may not seem like high priority at the moment, but in few years when Android is integrated into virtually every device, and data connection is nearly unlimited, every car, TV and refrigerator will be able to run Ardor and NXT full nodes and you’ll be able to always carry your full node with you in your pocket.
Catalist.co Interviewed Riker in “Even an Unknown Programmer from Hadera can Raise Millions Without any Supervision”
Calcalist, one of the biggest financial news sites in Israel, interviewed Riker last week. The humor-filled article is, as of publishing, only available in Hebrew, but should soon be translated into English and other languages. The article wanted to interview a widely regarded blockchain expert, Lior, after the Israeli programmer raised millions in an ICO.
Quotes from Riker:
Calcalist is a very popular web site in Israel, one of the 3 most popular financial sites, and linked to the most popular news site (ynet.co.il)
I will translate it later unless someone do it first, it’s written with a lot of humor.
The title reads “Even an unknown programmer from Hadera (my home town) can raise millions without any supervision”
Then “Lior Yaffe a Java programmer without business experience raised already 7-8 million euro during the ICO of the Ignis coin, and its not over yet. ‘Anyone who is telling some nonsense story on blockchain raises 100’s millions dollars. We have real technology’ he says.”
- Medium – Long-term and Passionless? Get back to the Moon and Beyond, Ignite that Passion!
Blockchain enthusiast, R0bInI0, wrote a passionate piece on Ardor. He describes the revolutionary nature of the platform and the problems that are solved by it, such as the infamous blockchain bloat problem.
Ardor (ARDR) is a blockchain-as-a-service platform, like Stratis and Ark are but completely different.
Ardor is the first that has solved the blockchain bloat and scaling issues that every blockchain and blockchain platform like Ethereum and Bitcoin faces out there today.