Nxter News – February 2018 (III): There Is Nothing Like A Dream To Create The Future

February (III)

Welcome again, Nxters!

The news from last week has exchanges, again, front and center but for a new reason: Jelurida announced a fund for listing NXT / ARDR / IGNIS on new exchanges; in tandem with a crowdfunding effort by the community and ANG to get our tokens on Binance, learn about the Fras Coin Ignis ICO, new Ardor and NRS client updates were released, Lele – a going-to-be Ardor clone has announced a limited time 1:1 swap for NXT/IGNIS (plus info about the upcoming airdrop), and some great Ardor memes, and media metions. All this and more await you below.

We welcome back our old readers and warmly welcome our new ones. The cryptosphere is a large, complex, and largely mysterious place for many 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 learn about all of last week’s progress.



The AE




This week’s newsletter is put together by James, apenzl, Jose, and rubenbc.


  • Exchange Campaigns

Jelurida Pledges €100K for 3-5 Exchange Listings

Jelurida has announced that they will be allocating money for the exclusive purpose of getting NXT / ARDR / IGNIS listed on more third-party exchanges. Jelurida has set aside a budget of  €100K for 2018 with the goal of getting three to five new exchanges listing the coins we know and love.

Lior Yaffe (Riker) announced:

Based on community feedback, Jelurida has allocated a budget of €100K for the year of 2018 for exchange listing with the aim of listing our tokens on between 3 and 5 exchanges.

The exact amount paid per exchange will be decided on a case by case basis. Specifically, we will apply for the Binance Community Coin and we will revisit all exchanges which already support Nxt and make another attempt to get them to list Ardor and Ignis.

Let’s rally together! Sign up for a binance account so we can vote!!! from Ardor

This action from Jelurida’s side comes after weeks of heated discussions within the community, as well as direct accusations against Jelurida that they do not appreciate the value of exchanges. Since the release of Ardor, and the IGNIS airdrop, Nxters have been waiting for exchanges to honor their publicly announced support for the tokens, but still, after almost 2 months, people are not able to buy into ARDR and IGNIS, or withdraw their tokens to their local clients, on several exchanges that announced that they would.

Jelurida’s application to Binance, and the €100K pledge, is what it is, and it surely helps but it doesn’t mean that Nxters can lean back and expect to see new trading markets just emerge. The community, as well as Jelurida will have to push hard, in collaboration.

Read along.

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  • Ardorgate Lowers The Fee

Ardorgate’s AEUR child chain is a gateway from Euro to AEUR, to the decentralized Coin Exchange on Ardor, where ARDR and child chain tokens can be traded p2p, but only through Euro, and with KYC and AML registration required.

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  • We need to be on more exchanges

Nxters – new users not being able to get into IGNIS / ARDR is a huge problem.

Which exchanges would you like to add NXT / IGNIS / ARDR trading? A spreadsheet is waiting for your input.


Ardor needs more exchanges.


I have sold the idea of Ardor to soo many people but they gave up because they can’t buy it anywhere and bought into other projects instead. I keep talking about how good the wallet is and the inbuilt functionality but they never get to use it for themselves.

I would pay $300k for the Binance listing if need be. We say that it’s a lot for one exchange that could go out of business tomorrow but if Bittrex went down tomorrow we’d have almost zero liquidity at all. The more exchanges the better imo for exactly that argument.

Unfortunately, I don’t have that kind of money but I would 100% contribute to any community fund which I think has been mentioned in here numerous times. My point was more that scoffing at $300k is silly when it would likely increase Ardors overall value by more than that overnight. I understand the blackmail argument but it is what it is. We can’t cut off our nose to spite our face.

It scares me that if anything happened to Bittrex we would essentially be on almost zero exchanges. In addition, when the market recovers that $300k could quickly become $600k.


So far my assumption was that exchanges that already support NXT will quickly move to support Ardor and Ignis, after all they are making money from it.

Apparently, this was a wrong assumption.

On the other hand, we won’t agree for exchanges to blackmail us and 30K Binance [$BNB] is blackmail.

Elizabeth [2:19 PM]
Here is a spreadsheet called Exchanges. It is completely blank and undeveloped. I have given Edit privileges to everyone who accesses with the following link. I can’t work on this for awhile, but any of you may go in and build it to what we need. I will probably tweak it later and lock down access after a few days.


I suggest we just start listing the exchanges, adding the website and contact link or email for now.

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  • Crowdfunding for Binance listing fees


The community is also rallying, with the ANG announcing that they, separately from Jelurida, will be trying to crowdfund $100K per token (ARDR, IGNIS & NXT) to meet the (expected) fee for applying to get listed on the Binance exchange. This is a massive and coordinated community campaign with the explicit goal of making Jelurida tokens better available for users.

To go in tandem with @riker’s revelation of the marketing budget and my commitment to the community to help crowdfund a listing, I have created a Community Project page on the ANG website.

We have three coins. It would be a tough decision but we should prioritize in three tiers.

Please vote, poll is on the ignis chain. Thx.


I’m going to throw another thought out here while I’m eating dinner and thinking things through. I really want this to be a rallying of the community and not divisive in any way! We all come from different business, cultural, geopolitical backgrounds with different experiences and perspectives. Let’s not let this become an us versus them situation if we all don’t see it the same way. Some will not be able to contribute, some will choose not to contribute. But let each one be respected for their own position and decision. OK?!!


So this is fundraising for paying regular listing fee on binance? And there is a chance to list all 3 coins if we’ll raise 300k?




Elizabeth [11:04 AM]
The community raised 100K to apply for listing Ardor on Binance in about 12 hours time!

The fund raising continues for Nxt and Ignis here:

We will need to calculate things and keep track of how much BNB costs in relation to how much we raise. I think we can aim for 100000K USD per coin right now and communicate changes as the markets fluctuate.

This fundraiser has nothing to do with the Community Coin application. It is for the regular application of the coins. Now that our own community has decided to fund that application there is no need to apply for it to be the Community Coin.

Follow the full conversation at the #marketing channel on ArdorNxt chat on Slack, #communityprojects channel.

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  • Bitplace Exchange Accepts Ardor

Continuing the theme of acceptance, Bitplace now supports ARDR trading. Instructions on how to buy or sell ARDR on Bitplace are below.

To buy Ardor first select from the YOU HAVE drop-down the currency you wish to pay with and enter the amount you have. From the YOU GET drop-down select Ardor ARDR and you will see the rate and how much Ardor you will receive. Click Exchange Now and enter the Ardor address you wish to receive your ARDR and your e-mail address. On the next page you will have to pay for your Exchange to the indicated address.


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  • Bittrex Open for New Registrations

Bittrex appears to have started accepting new user registrations:

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  • Nxt / Ardor Memes

Community member, darksidejosh, created many delicious and dank memes about NXT, IGNIS and Ardor. We are happy to spotlight them for you – they are funny, true, and engaging. Over 60 of his memes are assembled below. Always remember to HODL!

darksidejosh wrote:

And heres an album of the 60 or so ARDR meme’s ive made over the last few months. I realize its not official content, but I have some reach on cryptotwitter with some of metrics getting 20k views or more each.”


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  • ArdorPlatform.org Redesign

A redesign of the ardorplatform.org website is currently underway.


Just one of the ideas being worked on.

The redesign offering for ardorplatform.org is on track. We should have something soon for the community to review.

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  • Lele Airdrop

Lele is the Indonesian wildcard that entered the stage as an NXT clone but quickly chose to become an Ardor clone instead. Lele will be fulfilling the terms of the JPL and airdropping 10% of their tokens to the Ardor community. Scams are out there – no registration or forms need to be filled out, by anyone, to receive the Lele Airdrop. Be safe and NEVER give your account passphrase out!

LELE states that on the 28th of February they will take a snapshot of the IGNIS child chain and the airdrop will be distributed on 1.–3. March. The ratio is 10 IGNIS:1 LELE.

Starting from Feb 12th they allow LELE believers to swap IGNIS:LELE or NXT:LELE  at a 1:1 ratio.

Important Read Airdrop from Clones – How to Act

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  • Jelurida at 4YFN and the Mobile World Congress

As previously announced: Jeurida was picked as a 4YFN Awards finalist – and the final date is closing in.

Jelurida will pitch on the main stage, meet up with investors and exhibit within the innovation market at 4YFN Barcelona on Tuesday, February 27, and pitch in Mobile World Congress, Conference Innovation session, three days later, on March 1st.

The 4YFN Awards 2018 is the startup competition of the 4YFN at the Mobile World Congress Barcelona 2018 event, focused on accelerating business development and the investment in new technologies.

As part of being a finalist, Jelurida will exhibit for free in a highlighted area of 4YFN from February 26 to 28. Also, they will get a dedicated article published on the 4YFN website and will be included in newsletters and across social channels. Jelurida will have the opportunity to meet the international press for the promotion of the finalists’ projects.

The Mobile World Congress is the most significant mobile event in the world, with Annual attendance more than 100,000. Attendees represent more than 200 countries from across the globe. Over 2,300 exhibits are featured during four days in Barcelona from February 26 to the 1st of March.


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A reminder for all Nxters, Nxt, Ardor and child chain community members – the community has been compiling the blockchain Meetup events across the ecosystem.

As soon as ardor ecosystem event dates are known, put them into cryptoCalendar to get the word out.

You can download the Meetup App for mobile or log in on the web to register for any of them:


almonte and me have been helped by Elizabeth and Veronica to organize Madrid Meetup on Google Campus at 1st of March.


I would like to know your opinion to do this crowdfunding campaign with AEUR to support catering for the networking moment on the event?


yeah, withdraw AEUR to MT mastercard and pay with it for catering in front of audience


What a great idea Martis


I will contribute some AEUR for that – or sell some Ignis/Ardor to AEUR, withdraw them and pay for catering live!

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  • Crypto Meetup “Blockchain for Business: Ardor Platform held on February 7th

The videos from the Meetup in Valencia on Feb. 7th have been posted. Watch our long-time community member Alberto Fernandez (almonte) speak about the Ardor platform. Videos are in Spanish without subs.

He wrote:

As promised, here you have the videos recorded from the last Ardor introduction in Valencia. Apologies for the non-spanish speakers, this event was in spanish. Again, thanks to Dekalabs and Flywire for hosting the event and provide such a good Blockchain audience!

More information

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  • Review of Blockchain for Business Meetup in Barcelona held on February 13th

Veronica wrote a nice review of the Barcelona Meetup hosted by Nxt and Ardor members. Very good feedback was gathered and we hope to continue to grow and gain traction in business sectors across the world.

She wrote:

We had a very exciting time holding the first Blockchain for Business Meetup yesterday in Barcelona. This is an incredible asset for our community, and helps to build connections with local players, IT consultants, and businesses. Anyone in the community that would like to do something similar, even in a smaller scale (it all counts!) come to the #meetuporganizers channel and say hello! We will help you to start in your city and share tips and good practices. Organizing this can be very easy if you already know what to do 😉

Big success yesterday at the first meetup of the Barcelona Blockchain for Business Group organized by Ardor and Nxt members, full room around 180 attendees (193 subscribed to the event, less than 10% of non-attendance)

– First meetup, very positive feedback, people reached us to congratulate and thank you us for the organization
– @fsarrias @vanbreuk @rubenbc and @veronica told to a lot of people after the event, and exchanged business cards and talk about Nxt and Ardor
– Joan Manel (Vanbreuk) presented what is a blockchain and what characteristics are important for business (about 40 minutes); Veronica introduced areas where blockchain is being applied and mentioned the blockchain-as-a-service model (about 20 minutes)
– We had 30 minutes of Q&A, and 20 minutes of networking. The Mobile World Center and Estrella Damm sponsored a beer at the end of the event
– The meetup was recorded, we will share the video soon!


It has been a success from all points of view. The site was very well located, excellent speakers, the atmosphere among the attendees was very good, and networking with a good beer was great (L). Wishing to attend the next and see you all again.

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The AE

  • Frasindo Ignis Crowdsale

Frasindo and the Fras Coin project of Indonesia have an ongoing crowdsale. Sandy Budiman of Frasindo updated the community about the structure of the Fras Coin project and shared details with Elizabeth, the director of ANG. Fras Coin will be an asset an Ignis child chain asset on the Ardor platform.

Indonesia-Based Car Rental Company Frasindo Joins the Cryptocurrency World

Fras Coin will be an asset on the Ignis child chain of the Ardor Platform. Details are available at https://www.frasindo.com. Fras Coin Roadmap: http://bit.ly/2C2HrCi. Fras Coin White-Paper: http://bit.ly/2sf6sun. Follow Frasindo on Twitter at @frascoin.

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  • Janus – Status Update

Janus released a statement to their community about recent Kreds airdrop.

Hello Janus community,

Details regarding the airdrop for JNS users will be available within 2 weeks, depending on administration times within our team it could be sooner. Users anticipating coins please be patient as we will process this securely and using cryptographic messages on Ardor platform to verify the validity of claimed Kreds.

Please note: this was not a hyped airdrop and intended for the JNS community by design, the snapshot has already passed, and is the only portion of Kreds designated through this distribution method. 90 day claim window for the users in JNS who participated, all coins not claimed will be returned to the websites’ funds for disbursement.

Janus Telegram: https://t.me/thejanusproject

Janus asset ID on the ARDOR platform: 4348103880042995903



Website/whitepaper for Kreds is live https://www.kredsblockchain.com/

We are beginning the necessities for the airdrop public soon. I welcomed you all over a year ago to Janus, I welcome you also to Kreds community, please join the discord if you get a moment (at your leisure)much of the whitepaper won’t be as new to those in here as in the rest of the world.

However, it does have some details you may like or hate you know we are here, if you see something that you feel needs adjustment, then please let us know. The economic model is very difficult to perfectly launch without live data, user stats and more so it can and more than likely will change for emissions and user base size increases.

Here is how to claim you Kreds balance if you’re a Janus holder.

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  • Triffic Teaser

Triffic released a teaser for their upcoming Ignis ICO. Triffic is a gamified navigation app that allows users accrue loyalty points like Air Miles by performing actions such as traveling to a location, redeeming vouchers, selling items or booking a hotel or taxi. Their business model looks legit and claims to be able to operate in any country.

Triffic, The Gamified GPS Is Coming To Ardor from Ardor

They wrote:

We are indeed [planning to do an ICO on the ignis childchain].

The asset tokens have already been created and we are now in the final stages of ensuring that the ICO is compliant with international KYC laws. Whilst we are issuing our token on the Ignis Blockchain, people will have the choice about how they want to buy.

People will also be able to buy tokens with Bitcoin or Ethereum as well as Ignis and Ardor. The only thing they need to hold their asset tokens is an Ardor wallet – and anybody can get one, not just Europeans.

I’m definitely correct here because I actually live in SE Asia and many people over here have Ardor wallets.

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  • Ardor v2.0.14 Upgrade

Last week a new version of Ardor, v2.0.14 was released. Drop everything and download it now! No, but seriously, you should upgrade your Ardor client. The new version includes bug fixes and improvements to the UI. The full changelog is below.


Correct coin order cancellation fee calculations when the exchange coin is ARDR
and correct fee coin label in the buy and cancel modals.

Format amount and fee according to chain decimals in transactions tables.

Fixed server calculated exchange rate to display according to locale numeric

Added the buy orders side to the coin exchange, improved layout of the coin
exchange page.

Fixed update of account balances per chain.

Fixed alias offer to any account. Fixed decryption of DGS goods.

Added Ardorgate EULA and privacy policy checkboxes and links.

Improved the “not enough funds” error message.

Fixed sending of transactions when running as light client.

Added UI for blacklisting bundlers.

Do not process or propagate bundler rates when running as light client.


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  • NRS Update – Version 1.11.13

Jelurida also released a new NRS update (for desktop and Android) – v1.11.13. This new update includes UI improvements, desktop wallet performance optimizations, and bug fixes. Do not forget to update! Seriously, it is important for community members to stay up-to-date on their client upgrades so as to be as safe and secure as possible.



Desktop wallet performance optimizations to reduce excessive load.

Do not allow login using passphrase to a non-existing account to prevent users from losing their funds due to a typo. Use the “choose your own passphrase” link under “create new account” if you really need to login to a non-existing account using passphrase.

Client UI enhancements and bugfixes.


  • Updated Android client app

Mobile app https://bitbucket.org/Jelurida/nxt/downloads/nxt-client-1.11.13.apk
SHA256 0cb8f0a62fd1ba9890cfda4410d25b21fa79256f06759f7c6396269c04ddcf97


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  • BIOTS 2018

Do you study computer science, engineering, or math?

Do you want to be among the first people worldwide to profit from top-notch, hands-on education in Blockchain and the Internet of Things?

Do you want to meet experts and others in the field and create sustainable solutions?

Every year the BIOTS program will offer three major verticals for the students to build their ideas and use-cases.
In 2018, we mainly look into sustainability issues, which are currently on the agenda of the UN or hot topics in the industry.


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  • Hacker Noon – Blockchain as a Service: 23 Million Reasons to Help Advance the Future of Blockchain

This article highlights how Ardor, unlike other blockchains, promotes Blockchain-as-a-Service (BaaS) right out of the gate – the entire platform was designed with businesses in mind. Like Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) from earlier this decade, BaaS looks to be the next evolution in business.

They wrote:

Ardor, is a BaaS platform that will allow people to use the NXT blockchain. They use “child chains” to bring BaaS into the front of the equation. Instead of leaving BaaS as an afterthought, they frontloaded the ability for companies to use their BaaS platform.

Now that we understand this rapid interest and growth of blockchain, we can start to understand just how important BaaS is.

So now back to “BaaSics”, what does the ideal version of BaaS look like? Well it could be one of two things. It could possibly look like Ardor and Nxt, where BaaS is front-loaded into the fundamentals of the blockchain.


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  • Crypto Gazette – Ardor (ARDR) Quietly Making Progress in 2018

Ardor is highlighted in Crypto Gazette as making excellent progress this year. They speak about the ease with which developers can use the platform to implement new features and functionality. They also praise the growth of the community, including a new Korean channel. Korea is one of the largest consumer markets for cryptocurrency in the world.

They wrote:

The blockchain currency improved the stability of the network. With the latest upgrade, the coin is able to rise against other digital coins in the market. It is because it offers developers with an excellent platform for developing their key features on the coin’s channel. The refurbishment of their child chain system continues to function perfectly and as a matter of fact, they are planning to release minor updates with some improvements of usability and bug fixes.

Ardor (ARDR) is also making excellent progress in their client support system which is in full integration with the customer relationship management system. There is also the creation of a new Korean channel. The channel would offer a vital stage for increasing the awareness of the coin to readers in Korea.


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  • Steemit – How to Transfer IGNIS Tokens off the Ardor Blockchain to an Exchange

So we always recommend keeping your assets in your local wallets, but we get it – many of you like to trade on the open market with non-Jelurida tokens. This article documents how to transfer IGNIS tokens from your Ardor wallet to a Bittrex wallet. The process is simple but requires an account with the third-party exchange in question. Do your research and learn what exchanges enabled IGNIS trading (refer to the ANG crowdfunding announcement from earlier).


If you held NXT before the snapshot then your IGNIS tokens are accessible on the Ardor blockchain using the same account number and password for the NXT blockchain.

But what does that mean? This is a simple guide to transfer your IGNIS tokens to an exchange. I will be using Bittrex as an example.

We will be using The Ardor Lite wallet to access the Ardor blockchain.

The Ardor Lite wallet allows for simple/fast interaction with the Ardor blockchain for users. All transactions are signed locally, so your passphrase is never sent to a remote node, while not requiring the user to download the blockchains. Only the essential functions are available.

We will be creating a new wallet on Bittrex to receive our IGNIS tokens and then accessing the Ardor Lite Wallet to send our IGNIS tokens over to Bittrex.


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  • LinkedIn – Ardor Lack of Marketing Talk

This article makes an excellent point – Ardor is a business tool that is not really deserving of marketing. Rather it is the CHILD CHAINS that need the marketing as they are what the average person will be interacting/transacting with and using. Ignis, AEUR, just to name a couple, should be treated as the stars of Ardor, not Ardor itself.

They wrote:

Whilst people tend to agree that the technology behind Ardor is genuinely groundbreaking, there seems to be a consensus of opinion that the marketing efforts from Jelurida are pretty weak.

The thing is, I actually disagree. If you look at the remit of Jelurida, you’ll see that they are a for-profit company. This company has two products – Ardor and the Nxt Blockchain Creation kit.

This means that for Jelurida to spend money on the direct marketing of Ardor is extremely short sighted. The Ardor parent-chain has not been designed for everyday general transactional use, that’s the job of the child chains.

Ardor should not be thought of as a coin. Like Ethereum, Ardor is a store of value. Their market caps are built up because they are both ultimate destinations for profits that have been made from smart contracts (in the case of Ethereum) or child-chains (in the case of Ardor).

Ethereum has not become popular because it has a celebrity figurehead. Ethereum is popular and high-priced because it was built to facilitate developers to build on top of it, which they have done in droves.

This is also why Ardor will become popular, not because of any short term spin designed to pacify day-traders whose memories only extend beyond the last pump. It’s been less than a month and we are already starting to see new projects being announced. Word will spread. Slowly at first, but it will gather pace as more child chains come on board. A true and sustained price rise will only happen when there is true adoption of the Ardor ecosystem, and for that to happen, it need to be marketed those who can take advantage of what it was designed for.

Ardor is a working project with a long-term future, and that’s why it’s a long term hold.


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  • Smartoptions – …And What About ARDOR ($ARDR)?

This article illuminates the history of Ardor and the many incremental developments it has had over the past two years.

There is a history of next level developments, behind Ardor that stems from NXT – a blockchain available for public and private use, with a five-year history, proven technical stability, a healthy community, and a well established proof-of-stake model.

Ardor launched in 2016, making it one of the first Blockchain-as-a-Service (Baas) programs, along with IBM’s Hyper Ledger and Microsoft’s Azure. The purpose of a progression Ardor was to use the solid foundation of NXT while solving the NXT issues of a single token, blockchain bloat, and lack of customizability. The NXT platform provides Ardor the capacity for creating vital, structured transactions


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  • TradingView – IGNIS/BTC Potential Triangle Breakout

The bottom line of the triangle is the support that was tested twice, currently, the price is near this level and should bounce again from it. This will be a fifth Elliott wave which will break the Triangle upward. We expect a significant rise of this coin as its fundamental basis is decent as well as technical. It has been recently added to Bittrex and we waited until the right moment to enter. Stoch RSI is in the overbought state, so we should wait till it dips a bit to the zone that is drawn on the chart. Probably it will be the best moment to buy IGNIS.


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  • TradingView – Will Airdrop Cause FOMO?



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  • Weekly NXT/ARDR/IGNIS Price Evolution

The following graphic shows the NXT / Bitcoin exchange price at Bittrex over this past week:

The following graphic shows the ARDR / Bitcoin exchange price at Bittrex over this past week:

The following graphic shows the IGNIS / Bitcoin exchange price at Bittrex over these past days:

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And that is all for this week, Nxters.

Follow us on Twitter for important breaking updates during the week as they happen. Spring is coming! Stay warm, dry, and stay informed, dear Nxters. See you back here next week! We will keep you updated on the growing world of distributed ledger technology.

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