Welcome, dear Nxters and other followers! The Ardor Hackathon in Norway is upcoming and will be lead by Lior Yaffe, a core-developer of Ardor; Jelurida was announced as a partner at the upcoming Blockchain Expo – Europe 2018 in June, a new Ardor forum is about to be launched, the latest news on exchanges enabling trading for ARDR/IGNIS/NXT is listed, new Ardor stickers that look great on your laptops, and much more awaits you as you relax and read.
We welcome back our old readers and warmly welcome our new ones. We want our readers to stay up-to-date with the blockchain evolution as it happens and become experts in the Nxt / Ardor / Ignis blockchain ecosystem. So lean back and learn about all of last week’s progress.
- Ardor Hackathon
- Jelurida to be Blockchain Expo Partner – Euro 2018
- Nxt/Ardor Forums
- Ardor Stickers
- Ardor at Heatnodes
- NXT – The Answer to Rejuvenating Old Business Models and Decentralizing the Future?
BUSINESSES ON ARDOR
IN THE MEDIA
- Finance Magnates – Meet the Modular Toolset Simplifying Blockchain Integration for Companies
- WatchTower – Ardor, a Tour Through Utopia (I)
- OracleNews – Ethereum And Ardor Are In A Lifetime War
- Groww – Ardor: All You Should Know About this Coin
- Hackernoon – Merchant Payment Processing and the Future of Money
- Bitcoin Insider – Sustainability of Blockchain Projects depend largely on Team Ethics and Vision
- Decentral Magazine – Ardor Technischer Bericht
- TradingView – Ardor Breaking the Downtrend
- TradingView – Ardor is Ready
- TradingView – Ardor Looking Bullish
- TradingView – ARDR with 300% Potential Profits
- TradingView – Ardor Hidden Double Bottom
- Weekly NXT/ARDR/IGNIS Price Evolution
This week’s newsletter is put together by jose, apenzl, James, and rubenbc.
In Norway, on March 22nd, there will be an Ardor Hackathon – sponsored by SFI Offshore Mechatronics in Kristiansand. Lior Yaffe, a world-recognized blockchain expert will give lessons and exercises in using the Ardor platform. Bring your own laptop as you learn about using the Ardor API and how to make Ardor add-ons, and much more. Space is limited so if you are interested in developing for blockchain platforms like Ardor, do not miss this great opportunity to learn about a next-gen and feature-rich Blockchain-as-a-Service (BaaS) platform!
An amazing video made by LimeSoda for Jelurida about this hackathon:
Moreover, this hackathon was announced in Reddit’s r/java subreddit where it sparked a great discussion.
Jelurida to be Partner at Blockchain Expo – Euro 2018
Jelurida is going to be a partner at this year’s Blockchain Expo – Europe. After a very successful showing at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, the company will again be very visible and prominently featured in Amsterdam this coming June. Thousands from across the industry will attend.
As Europe’s largest established business Blockchain event, with over 4000 blockchain people attending in Berlin 2017, the Blockchain Expo will be arriving RAI Amsterdam on 27-28 June 2018, bringing together 6000+ dedicated blockchain industry attendees across key industries for two days of world-class content from leading brands embracing and developing cutting edge blockchain technologies.
A new Ardor forum is about to launch. Back in November 2017, we echoed about the ANG’s intention to launch a new specific forum for Ardor, as an addition to nxtforum.org. This forum seems to be ready to test over the next week before it goes live. We applaud it and we will recommend community members to frequent it for Ardor related content. Community and ANG member VanBreuk has almost singlehandedly created this twin forum – all credit to him for his great work!
There will be an Ardor twin forum soon. Using the same database/userbase as Nxtforum, but with some different boards and index. The project had been started last year, and it spent time on hold due to lack of time (no one working on it but me, when I could) and organizational changes, but now the ANG has just blessed the project and asked me to finish it, so I’m getting back to work on it.
I’m finishing a new version of Nxtforum that works as two-headed forum, the classic Nxtforum with minor changes and a new Ardor forum that shares common ground, history and users with Nxtforum while using different sections and layout, under the same back end.
I’m doing this because I am the only administrator left in Nxtforum for both back and front end. And if it has taken longer it is mostly because among others I was operating also the myNXT web wallet, and all the closure process brought a huge workload. Now there’s more available time, and it was also important that the ANG aligned with it.
And of course help and contributions are welcome, this next week we’ll need to do some testing before the final move. Epecially for the new Ardor forum, help with moderation (and anything, basically) will also be good and healthy.
Related news: when the Nxt community migrated from Bitcointalk to its own forum (nxtforum.org), back in 2014.
New listings, and votes to cast. We need to continue to spread the word to exchanges that we want to see ARDR and IGNIS listed.
Last week we heard that Ardor (ARDR) is going to be listed on the new Lescovex exchange. Great job community, this is because of your persistent and determined voting!
ARDOR (ARDR) is going to be listed on Lescovex exchange.
— lescovex (@lescovex) March 15, 2018
We can continue to comment and vote to Lescovex and ask for them to list NXT and IGNIS: You can upvote NXT, and IGNIS daily to tell Lescovex to also list these tokens:
Lescovex is a new exchange, based in Switzerland, that will go live right after their ICO ends on the 19th of April.
Bithumb, a major Korean exchange, is holding a survey including recommendations for coins to add. Korea is an important ARDR market; UpBit currently has the second highest ARDR trading volume, just below Bittrex. Bithumb has announced that they plan to put crypto ATMs throughout South Korea so this would be a good one to get ARDR/IGNIS/NXT listed on.
Let your voice be heard:
You can now buy/sell ARDR using the bitbns exchange: https://bitbns.com/ardor/ Bitbns is an Indian cryptocurrency trading platform. The Bitbns team are “dedicated to offering investors not only a secure, simple and a fair crypto exchange, but also promise to safeguard individual asset and trading information.” Hopefully this leads to ARDR becoming highly traded in the growing Indian market.
Community member, darksidejosh, creator of many delicious and dank memes about NXT, IGNIS and ARDR has announced new stickers are available for purchase!
Ardor stickers. You know what to do…
Convinced the sticker guy to get an ignis design out, and he delivered:
Put them on your laptops and windows, your car or your city, show your Ardor pride! > Ardor stickers
Ardor at Heatnodes
This site shows information about ARDR. The following information can be found:
- ARDOR Latest Transactions
- ARDOR Block Explorer
- ARDOR Account Information
- BTC/ARDOR Market Price
- USD/ARDOR Market Price
- ARDOR Trading Volume
- ARDOR Top Miners
- ARDOR Rich List
- IGNIS Rich List
- IGNIS Rich List on HEAT AE
- ARDOR Number of Nodes
- ARDOR Number of Accounts
- ARDOR Blockchain Usage
- ARDOR Statistics
- ARDOR Globe
- ARDOR External Links
- heatnodes.org Blog
NXT – The Answer to Rejuvenating Old Business Models and Decentralizing the Future?
Is this the answer to older business models? Is this a rebirth? This video promotes Nxt as being a blockchain that is great for old business models looking to modernize and consider using blockchain technology.
A reminder for all Nxters, Nxt, Ardor and child chain community members – the community has been compiling the blockchain Meetup events across the ecosystem and the world.
As soon as ardor ecosystem event dates are known, put them into cryptoCalendar to get the word out.
The Autonomy Conference 2018 on March 20-21
Lior Yaffe (riker) on March 19th:
Intro meeting today at the ABB office in Oslo.
David A. Anisi, principal R&D engineer at ABB, Oslo, on LinkedIn:
March 20-21, The Autonomy Conference 2018, Scandic Bystranda Hotel, Kristiansand, Norway
Go to the Registration Site for the conference (in Norwegian).
BUSINESSES ON ARDOR
Great news for the community and upcoming Ardor businesses: the Triffic (Coinerz) team, who will soon launch their ICO on Ardor, will open source their upcoming ICO payment system, which has an inbuilt KYC and affiliate system. They must think highly of ARDR if they give a 10% discount for buying into the ICO with it. Also, there will be a 5% discount for those that pay with NXT and IGNIS.
Triffic is a gamified GPS app on the blockchain that rewards you whenever you travel to a location, redeem vouchers, sell items or book a hotel or taxi.
Hello all, just a quick heads up regarding the Triffic ICO – whilst we will be accepting payments in BTC, ETH, ARDR, IGNIS and NXT, we are giving people a 10% bonus if they pay in ARDOR and a 5% bonus if they pay in IGNIS or NXT.
Also, the ICO payment system that we have created which has built in KYC and affiliate system, we will be shortly open-sourcing so that other companies can also issue ICO’s using Ardor ecosystem.
Janus – Status Update
In April, the JNSHash mining operations, which will pay a share of their mined coins to holders of 100K+ JNS, in a coin of their own choice, will finally be set up in their new building. JNS has been listed on stocks.exchange. Also, Janus holders who have claimed their airdropped KREDS coins should update their clients with a new mandatory upgrade. And remember: holders of 50K Kreds can run a master node.
— Janus (@Janus_Token) March 17, 2018
— Luis_Janus (@FloatingLamps) March 14, 2018
— KredsBlockchain (@kredsblockchain) March 14, 2018
Janus Telegram: https://t.me/thejanusproject
Janus asset ID on the ARDOR platform: 4348103880042995903
New Third-Party Nxt-Ardor Wallet
A community member, Zhang, has created a mobile wallet for Nxt and Ardor child chain tokens. The UI looks very clean and polished, and it is advertised as a secure and convenient smart wallet. The wallet does not support Ignis assets. The development is ongoing.
Hi, I developed a wallet, has integrated nxt + ardor (sub-chain).
If you find any problems, please tell me. This is the github address: https://github.com/317482454/Nxt-wallet-js
It’s coded in HTML vue+cordova.
It does not support Ignis assets, only supports sub-chain.
New version: I will join ACTN, Lele, as long as they do not modify the transaction signature.
Last week the FreeBird developer announced that he will launch a version of his software for the Ignis blockchain.
FreeBird 1.0 is a decentralized microblog system based on NXT blockchain. With FreeBird, you can publish a microblog, send private messages, like, follow, RT, comment, forward messages and tip authors. No one can delete your messages or forbid your account because there is no single point to attack. It is free to log in and view messages in your browser, but it cost NXT to publish your messages onto the blockchain. FreeBird can merge several messages into one transaction to save on these NXT fees. Each transaction costs 1 FBC (FreeBird coin).
Run FreeBird 1.0
Java 8 or later needs to be installed. The Nxt client needs to be running.
There is no installation needed. Unpack the freebird.zip package and open a shell in the resulting directory. Execute the run.sh script if using Linux, or run.bat if using Windows. This will start a java server process, which will begin logging its activities to the console. The initialization takes a few seconds. When it is ready, you should see the message “FreeBird server x.x.x started successfully”. Open a browser, without stopping the java process, and go to http://127.0.0.1:7880 , where the FreeBird UI should now be available.
FreeBird 2.0 is coming!
The developer wrote:
FreeBird 2.0 will save fees to publish your messages because it is based on Ardor child chain. The default ARDOR child chain fee is only 0.01 ARDR, while the default NXT chain fee is 1 NXT (about 0.5 ARDR). The less fees will make more FreeBird users. Development of FreeBird 2.0 has begun, and we plan to launch the 1st version on 2018-5-15.
The FreeBird tokens will Airdrop by 1:1 on 2018-5-15. All the FBC (asset on NXT: 17582972238882915337) holders will find their FBC tokens on the Ardor platform.
So as FreeBird 2.0 will run on ARDOR platform, FreeBird 1.0 will still keep running with NXT blockchain.
FBC asset ID on Nxt’s blockchain: 17582972238882915337
Weekly Reminder: Jelurida is Getting in Gear
Jelurida and Veronica, the business developer and marketing lead for Jelurida, are following the Ignis ICO whitepaper roadmap behind the scenes. Lately, highly qualified additions have been made to the content marketing and helpdesk teams, something that has been high on the community’s (and Veronica’s) wish list. Proofreading, content planning and a beginning effort to streamline the identity and key differences of Jelurida’s three products: Nxt, Ignis, and Ardor, is mentioned in this update, as well as social media and community management.
This is the second week that we are posting regularly and consistently to all our social media channels for all the Jelurida brands; Ardor, Ignis, and Nxt. We are posting to Twitter, Facebook, Linkedin, and Telegram and are already seeing great community engagement, and as usual appreciate everyone who joins the conversation.
For now, we went from no structure or consistency, to one quality piece of content a day in every channel. We are primarily using third party articles for sources at the moment, but we will start generating our own content as well soon.
I am glad to introduce the great people behind the curtains that are making this possible:
In one hand, Jesse Seaver is a professional copywriter and blockchain tech writer with over ten years of experience as a columnist for The Huffington Post, and has gone assignment for National Geographic (http://www.jesseseaver.com/).
He is collaborating with us as a Content Advisor and is working to create a new content strategy for Jelurida that brings the family of brands together in a cohesive way. This will include creating a common ‘voice’ for all social media outlets, and acting as an editor for all public messaging. (E.g. All Lior’s Medium articles have been edited and reviewed and will be individually updated – as some members suggested.)
Adedayo Adebajo (@Over_watchtower) is a natural optimistic idealist who sees several creative ways out in every obstacle. 1 part artist, 1 part writer, 1 part entrepreneur, 2 part Philanthropist, 3 parts Egalitarian and a whole lot more.
Adedayo, now our help desk support specialist, is also focusing on community management as well as the @ArdorPlatform and @NxtCommunity Twitter accounts. Adedayo has previous experience at Poloniex, dealing with a numerous users request and he has an impressive capacity to bring any conversation to a positive and educational side (https://www.linkedin.com/in/adebajo-adedayo-61b908b9/).
A warm welcome to Jesse and Adedayo to these key roles that will start giving our brands a consistent and permanent voice on the top of all the social media effort of our amazing community. Please, do not stop posting out there, and, yet, let’s support our guys as much as we can. Thank you!
IN THE MEDIA
Finance Magnates – Meet the Modular Toolset Simplifying Blockchain Integration for Companies
This article promotes the modular architecture of Nxt and Ardor and how they are a flexible platform to develop business applications for many use cases. They promote that the codebase for both is Java, a business standard programming language that makes it ideal for businesses – unlike Ethereum which has a proprietary language. Lastly, the unique parent-child chain architecture, of Ardor, is explained and highlighted as this makes Ardor the best business scalable solution due to the pruning capabilities.
Nxt and Ardor operate in a more secure and economic than Ethereum for the purposes of smart contracts (Nxt and Ardor work with smart transactions that are not programmable). This is an important element as it makes the platforms very ideal for startups and upcoming projects, namely ICOs. The Ardor platform design enables anyone to make an ICO and collect funds directly in pegged tokens to EUR, BTC, USD, or whatever currency.
Nxt and Ardor blockchains are easier to adopt by companies because they are built in Java, and companies don’t need to learn Solidity or other blockchain languages. Thanks to the parent-child chains architecture and the prunable feature the bloat problem is also eliminated by these products. Consequently, common issues such as time and costs for companies that want to start using the blockchain technology for their products are dramatically reduced.
WatchTower – Ardor, a Tour Through Utopia (I)
This guest piece for Nxter.org promotes the great things that can be done with an Ardor blockchain marketplace, such as the one on Ignis. The control and security of these marketplaces are underappreciated. Ardor offers many great features for its child chains, of which all are available on Ignis, and this piece illustrates concrete examples of the marketplace and account control functionality. Ardor is much more than a token, it is a BaaS ecosystem.
So, Ardor allows you to have a blockchain marketplace where anyone can buy and sell physical and digital items. The Marketplace is already a part of the Ignis child chain and any other child chain to be established under Ardor shall possess this great feature. This is cryptocurrency renewed, this is adorable, this is Ardor.
It is well known that security is key to the success of any business -online and offline. In the case of online businesses, like operations in the crypto-land, it is always of great need and emphasis with the aim of protecting online actors, avoiding exploitation and manipulation of various kinds. Therefore, it is for this reason that Ardor and it’s child chains possess the Account Control feature, which is a security measure that ensures that access is rightfully restricted and unapproved transactions are prohibited.
You can read another one of WatchTower’s posts here on Nxter.
OracleNews – Ethereum And Ardor Are In A Lifetime War
This article promotes the scalability and security of Ardor and contrasts it against Ethereum.
NXT made it to be the first blockchain ever built from scratch and one of the first crypto technology to be launched with ICO. The network offers values like decentralized asset exchange, voting system, and marketplace, among others.
[Ardor] Unlike Ethereum, frees itself from much data, separate security from functionality to enhance efficiency and speed through the creation of multiple chains.
Ardor was launched to strike out some of the glitches which preexisting cryptocurrencies like Ethereum, Bitcoin were embattled with like bloating, voting and token, among others.
Due to the bordered capability of some blockchain capability like Ethereum, with present capacity of 121 GB blockchain, revalidation must take place for all fresh node. Contrary to that, Ardor provides users with parent chain that keeps only vital information permanently, and other transactions will be moved to individual child chains, and the transactions will be cropped.
Groww – Ardor: All You Should Know About this Coin
This Wikipedia styled article offers a comprehensive explanation of the history and functionality of Ardor and speaks highly of the ARDR token. Speaks at length about the concepts of child chains.
The author wrote:
Ardor is the latest blockchain as a service (BaaS) providers. Ardor does not require investing in developing custom blockchain solutions instead provides the blockchain infrastructure for businesses and institutions to leverage the strengths of blockchain technology.
The blockchain bloat problem is solved by Ardor using a new transaction pruning system.
The native token problem has been solved by the Ardor and it will implement a system of bundlers, and nodes on the network that will accept fees paid in the child chain token
Ignis is designed in such a way that it serves as the main entry point for Ardor. The Ignis largely replicates NXT. The main objective of Ignis is to offer unlimited possibilities and flexibility.
Hackernoon – Merchant Payment Processing and the Future of Money
Jelurida is mentioned as a real candidate to be a blockchain-based payment disruptor. The future of blockchain payment processing is bright, and the Nxt and Ardor platforms are great places to form the foundation for a 21st century payment system.
Another blockchain-based payment disruptor is Jelurida, the creator of the Nxt and Ardor platforms. Both Nxt and Ardor are blockchain-based — Nxt is an open-source blockchain platform for general use, and Ardor is more specifically targeted to the business and NGO community. Both use cryptocurrency to facilitate payments over a decentralized network. Jelurida hopes that businesses will adopt its blockchain technology to create new “child chains” off of the Main Ardor Chain. Child chains allow businesses to customize and control their own blockchains without the need for massive processing power to create coins or build a network from scratch.
Bitcoin Insider – Sustainability of Blockchain Projects depend largely on Team Ethics and Vision Team Ethics and Vision
As blockchain technology becomes more mainstream, Ardor becomes more and more visible. The benefits of Ardor for business blockchain solutions are mentioned.
Jelurida, a development company that has created a couple of blockchain products like Ardor, Nxt and Ignis represents a typical example of the sustainable nucleus of blockchain enterprise. Beyond the primary solutions that these products bring to the ecosystem, to have thrived on all fronts within the past few years where so many projects have fallen by the wayside places Jelurida up there with the likes of Bitcoin and Ethereum.
Decentral Magazine – Ardor Technischer Bericht
This German-language article mentions Jelurida being at the forefront of addressing blockchain bloat, which currently is a roadblock to mass adoption of blockchain technologies in various sectors. Ardor is a Blockchain-as-a-Service (BaaS) with true scalability due to its unique parent-child architecture.
TradingView – Ardor Looking Bullish by spfleck
TradingView – Ardor Hidden Double Bottom by HiTech
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:
And that is all for this week, Nxters.
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Managed the development and implementation of Nxt's visual brand in 2014, with web design bureau Ideenfrische.
Issued the NXTP asset in 2014, a profit sharing asset given to early contributors to Nxter.org that helped turn the site into a magazine, publishing news and articles in several languages, and running faucets, contests and social media campaigns for Nxt. ESMA based a report on Nxter.org's coverage of the Nxt AE in 2015.
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