September 2017 (III)
Welcome again, fellow Nxters! Fall is now here and we have the major news of last week. The IGNIS ICO will soon go into the Fourth Round, Riker visits China, and much more. You are in the right place for comprehensive coverage of all things Nxt / Ardor / Ignis.
Whether you are a long time reader or a new one, we here at Nxter have news for you. All the highlights of the last week in the exploding blockchain space are covered here. We aim to keep you informed and up-to-date, dear readers. Lean back and absorb all of our hard work as we present you the news of last week.
- IGNIS ICO
- Learnings from the IGNIS ICO
- Ardor.World - Nxt Ardor Services
- Ardor vs. the Competition: Part 2 - NEM
- Chinese Community - Riker is There
- Crypto Woman - Let's Build a Blockchain Together!
- Meetup in Zurich
- Jelurida will attend "Blockchain Solutions Forum" in Barcelona
NXT IN THE MEDIA
- Lior Yaffe in Medium - China Update #1-3
- Donau Universität Krems - Center for applied game studies - and Blockchain Cooperations with Jelurida (Nxt/Ardor) and Synereo (AMPS)
- CryptoCoinUpdates - The NXT Blockchain Will Change How We Vote, Transfer Money, and More
- Financemagnates - BNP Paribas and Accenture Spain Test Nxt Blockchain Technology
This week's newsletter is put together by James, Jose, apenzl, and rubenbc.
The IGNIS ICO third round ended last week. All 100 M tokens were purchased. This demonstrates the continued popularity and interest of the ICO and Jelurida thanked all who participated. The fourth round starts this week on September 23rd.
— Jelurida (@Jelurida) September 16, 2017
For more in-depth analysis and coverage of the on-going ICO, please follow our exclusive ICO reports that provide excellent coverage and analysis of the ICO.
PR about ICO Promotion
Token ICOs - Learnings from the Ignis ICO
Riker speaks about Nxt, Ardor and the IGNIS ICO in this informative video, recorded @ the BigchainDB meetup in Berlin.
- Smart transactions
- Proof-of-Stake vs Proof-of-Work
- NRS Showcase
- Common problems: Blockchain bloat
- Common problems: Dual Usage of tokens
- Problems solved: Introducing the Ardor Platform
- Ardor Showcase
- Jelurida's Roadmap - launch, prunability, subnets, etc
- IGNIS Crowdsale on the blockchain
- Questions from the audience - AMA
Ardor.World - Nxt Ardor Services
Sergei Chumak has made this interesting webpage as well as a new Telegram bot.
With this bot you can:- check rates (Nxt, Ardor, Adel)
- check rates (Nxt, Ardor, Adel)
- check balance of your Nxt-account
- subscribe to notifications of receipt of coins and messages to your Nxt-account
- find answers to frequently asked questions of the Nxt-community
Go to https://telegram.me/ardor_world_bot , click start.
So you can press the buttons underneath. Now only available as PM to Ardor World bot. Not in groups yet like the tipper bot nxtswe made for slack.
I added a link to the zip archive of the Nxt blockchain on the site.
Ardor vs. the Competition: NEM
A new article in the "Ardor vs. the Competition" article series has been published.
Lisk was the first of this amazing series, now NEM/ Mijin / Catapult is the feature in the second installment by Segsfaultsteve.
Segfaultsteve introduced the series as such:
I recently decided to start a series of posts that compare and contrast Ardor with other blockchain projects that appear to have similar goals or features.
Daegalus - NEM fan
This is a fantastic write-up. Ardor and NEM are two of my favorite coins and I commend the writer for being so neutral and fair.
Chinese Community - Riker is here
Riker arrived in China to spread news of Ardor to the Chinese public. China is the largest market in the world for blockchain transactions and news. His hosts were very excited to meet him!
— lege (@legeishere) September 13, 2017
— lege (@legeishere) September 14, 2017
Learn more about Lior's days in China from his latest blog posts.
Crypto Woman - Let's Build a Blockchain Together!
Elizabeth, aka CryptoWoman (aka QBTC), was an early contributor in the Nxt community and among the co-founders of Nxt Foundation. In this video, she talks about one of the many uses of the blockchain.
I've been excited about the possibilities of the NXT blockchain since 2013!
In November the NXT technology is expanding possibilities with the launch of ARDR. Businesses will be able to either clone NXT or build their own childchain on ARDR. And it's easy! I'm going to show you how. I'm going to build a blockchain and record the whole process and blog about it and talk about it here.
I invite you to join me and the NXT community as we demonstrate how powerful the NXT and ARDR platforms are and how easy they are to set up and use.
Follow me here, on Twitter @TheCryptoWoman or blockchained.business to watch this blockchain develop.
Preparing to Build My Blockchain
Meetup in Zurich
Travin Keith announces:
We will be having a casual Nxt/Ardor/Ignis meetup at Sips Pub (Schaffhauserstrasse 380) in Zurich this Friday at 17:00.
If you can come, let me know so we can reserve a big enough table!
Jelurida will Attend "Blockchain Solutions Forum" in Barcelona
Jelurida announced that they will attend the three-day forum in Barcelona.
Other confirmed Nxters that will attend the event are:
RubenBC (Nxter Magazine), VanBreuk (Nxt Foundation), Travin Keith (Nxt Foundation).
Throughout the three-day conference we will give the stage to some pioneering blockchain projects from all over the world. The common thread is that all the presenting companies and persons have decided to raise working capital by launching a token crowd sale (also know as an ICO or ITO). The aim of this session is to gain a deeper understanding of what type of applications are coming on the market, as well as give investors more information about crypto investment opportunities.
Introduced by: Roelof KramerDirector, BECON (Netherlands).
Adel - Status Update
Adel will attend new more conferences and has announced their first official project for incubation; a Crypto Financing Platform.
Adel is proud to announce the first official project for incubation, called the Crypto Financing Platform.
This will be a Fintech project that will run on the Ethereum Blockchain, utilizing smart contracts. This project has been created by the Adel R&D team, and will be shortly released for idea incubation to the community.
The project aims to offer a blockchain-based application that can provide liquidity to investors and returns for passive holders, in the form of cryptocurrency loans with other cryptocurrencies as collateral.
Adel will be speaking at the ICO Event in London, on 11th October
New event announced!
— Adel Community (@com_adelphoi_io) September 17, 2017
Adel also has a speaker slot at the Cryptocurrency World Expo from 1-2 of December 2017, in Warsaw, Poland.
Bitswift - Status Update
Bitswift updates us:
We finally received credentials to the LG Global Service Front System (LGs partner portal). This means we will be able to sell LG products that require LG authorization on Bitswift.shop, as well as our reps will be able to support LG products and deal with LG warranty matters. Life is Good.
For the newbs:
Bitswift is an open digital economic ecosystem comprising of community and companies collectively working together, enriching lives through technology. Bitswift provides a live public road map that allows community transparency and also allow community members to vote on products and features they would like to see in the Bitswift ecosystem. For those interested, business progress and ideas can be found here: https://trello.com/b/7vrDKOSn/bitswift-roadmap
Our primary focus at this time is the Bitswift.shop and preparing the brand packs that will be used for onboarding new reps across Canada.
We are still looking for developers who are experienced with the Nxt / Ardor API, PM me if you are interested. Thank you.
Janus - Status Update
Right around the end of October/November will be an appropriate time I feel for some blogging again. Things should be in position by that point so the information is clear and public on our current development. Ideally the shift to Ardor will come around the time our work for the year-end delivers. If Ardor isn't ready then we can launch then transition.
Withdraw your balance from ETCBets!
— etcbets.com (@ETCbets) August 29, 2017
Blockchainzoo - The New DeBuNe?
We have been waiting for some time for news of Roberto Capodieci and his asset DeBuNe. The last thing we knew was that DeBuNe needed a rebrand and Roberto was preparing the legal issues associated with an ICO; in which DeBuNe's tokens will have a role. Finally, we have fresh news to announce.
Roberto has confirmed his attendance and will be one of the highlights at the next blockchain event organized in Bali on October 27, along with other personalities of the blockchain industry.
Learn more about Roberto and DeBuNe here:
Monopoly Game Powered by Nxt
In a testament to the creative nature of the Nxt community, a Monopoly app is being built on top of Nxt.
btc2nxt, an early Nxt community member, writes:
There are some computer games using crypto-currencies, like Cryptokingdom, Vox, Augur and so on. Huntercoin is a game on blockchain launched in 2014 based on bitcoin source code. Cutting edge of the Huntercoin is human mining.
In this introduction, I will introduce Monopoly like game powered by Nxt chain. Nearly all coins will be distributed by FSM which is similar to AT (automated machine), 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 to build hotel, restaurants, healthy club and weapon factory, which can be traded in asset market in the game also.
Features: Total supply: 1 000 000 000 Premine: 4% (for forge use and marketing) Block time: 1 minute Distribution per block: 600 (100 to dev and marketing) Map: 100*100 Lands: 68 (30 for hotels, 30 restaurants, 1 health club, 1 martial art center, 1 weapon factory¡) Role of player: jumper (collect coins), boss (owner of hotels), worker (build hotels and so on)
NXT IN THE MEDIA
Lior Yaffe in Medium - China Update #1
Follow Riker and his adventure in China as he attends the Meetup.
After a short rest, we went to a meetup which was organized by the Australian chamber of commerce (I think) to introduce blockchain startups. Again there was lot’s of good vibes (in spite of the news). Nobody jumped from the roof, everybody talked about their future plan including one Chinese developer who now needs to return 50M$ worth of tokens.
As an added bonus, the team somehow arranged me 5 minutes speech in front of the crowd, in which I pitched NXT and Ardor like there is no tomorrow.
Lior Yaffe in Medium - China Update #2
The second update on his week in China.
Rainy day in Shanghai
Another busy day in Shanghai, had several meetings, made several useful connections and discovered interesting leads. Some information is bit sensitive so I won’t discuss in detail in this forum. I would only say that the Chinese are already thinking about the day after the exchanges would close and preparing accordingly.
Thanks again to Lege and Ziggy who had the dubious pleasure to follow me around in the rain and traffic jams and for anyone else who was involved in scheduling the meetings.
Lior Yaffe in Medium - China Update #3
Saturday, started the day, with a long filmed interview with Ding about NXT, Ardor and life in general, this interview will be part of the documentary film prepared by the team. We then had the NXT Shanghai meetup.
Today, after eating a Peking Duck, headed to the Beijing meetup, in a great location with 30–40 attendees.
Donau Universität Krems - Center for Applied Game Studies - and Blockchain Cooperation with Jelurida (Nxt/Ardor) and Synereo (AMPS)
Alexander Pfeiffer, DUK, wrote about their upcoming blockchain cooperation with Jelurida and Synereo:
Doing my research for several month I switched all my developing plans first from Ethereum to Ethereum Classic and finally decided several weeks ago to fully go on Nxt and later Ardor for my plans regarding setting up new ecosystems
— Alexander Pfeiffer (@alexpfeiffer) September 13, 2017
— NXTER Magazine (@Nxter_org) September 15, 2017
I am sure at this point that Ardor will have the same impact on the blockchain as WordPress had for the internet and blogging.
CryptoCoinUpdates - The NXT Blockchain Will Change How We Vote, Transfer Money, and More
Piece by CryptoCoinUpdates on the importance of the NXT blockchain and especially focusing on the importance of the functionality and versatility value:
New Voting Mechanism For A More Honest Future
Nxt has developed a voting mechanism that can transform voting systems all across the world, so that we no longer need to deal with political corruption and inaccurate results. The decentralized nature of blockchain technology provides a potential solution to common voting problems, such as double voting or people’s inability to make it to the polls on election day.
BNP Paribas’s Private Blockchain
BNP Paribas is also experimenting with a private blockchain based on Nxt. In a world that boasts a global economy, there are still many burdens that limit one’s ability to send money or make a purchase from across the world. BNP Paribas utilizes the Nxt technology to develop a blockchain that will ease these burdens among BNP customers, deemed by the company as a “cash without borders project.”
“I truly believe that blockchain technology has the potential to change the world for the better,” said Lior Yaffe, Cofounder and Senior Developer of Jelurida, “The Nxt voting feature, as well as BNP’s adoption of Nxt technology, are just the first steps of many in order to achieve this goal.”
Financemagnates - BNP Paribas and Accenture Spain Test Nxt Blockchain Technology
BNP Paribas is adopting a private Nxt based architecture.
BNP Paribas is also experimenting with a private blockchain based on Nxt, to reduce the limits on one’s ability to send money or make a purchase from across the world. BNP Paribas utilizes Nxt technology to develop a blockchain that will ease burdens among BNP customers, described by the company as a “cash without borders project.
TradingView - NXT
NXTUSDT +150% Profit — trading idea and price prediction for NXT / Tether USD (POLONIEX:NXTUSDT) from trader Leniex (2017-09-18).
NXTUSDT 64% target profit — trading idea and price prediction for NXT / Tether USD (POLONIEX:NXTUSDT) from trader DianKemala (2017-09-18).
TradingView -ARDR rock bottom
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:
Live stats from the Nxt Blockchain Asset Exchange:
And that is all for this week, Nxters.
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