Welcome, dear Nxters and other followers! The world continues to show mixed feelings about blockchain tokens as Twitter announced that they will soon ban crypto ads while Malta, with the Binance exchange relocating its headquarters, desires to become the largest cryptocurrency haven. Regulators do not know what to make of this new world, but we know the truth – that Blockchain is here to stay and that our favorite tokens: NXT / ARDR and its child chains (IGNIS, AEUR) already provide great value for ecosystems that are beginning to mature into technologies that will change our future beyond our wildest dreams.
Last week Jelurida announced that they will produce a newsletter, we learned that they will be a sponsor of the upcoming Global Blockchain Technology Summit in London, a plethora of new crypto exchanges are launching and this affords our readers the opportunity to have your voices be heard as we petition them to list the NXT / ARDR / IGNIS tokens, a new lite Explorer was created, and much more.
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.
- Jelurida – Status Update
- Jelurida – Sponsors the London Global Blockchain Technology Summit
- NFEA Autonomy Conference + Ardor / Ignis Workshop
- 4YFN Awards at the Mobile World Congress 2018 – Video Summary
- Ardorgate Update
- Coinbit, Bithumb, Dontoshi, CoinPulse, Lescovex
BUSINESSES ON ARDOR
- Walletnxt.com – Third-Party Wallet – Update
- Weekly Reminder: NxterBridge Explorer
- FreeBird 2.0 – Update
- Buy Small Amounts of ARDR / NXT / IGNIS
IN THE MEDIA
- DevTeam.Space – The Rise and Rise of Blockchain as a Service
- Tokens24 – What is Ardor?
- CryptoNinjas – Jelurida Building User Interfaces that Brings Blockchain Closer to the People
- TradingView – Ardor to 50-60k Satoshi
- TradingView – ARDR/BTC
- TradingView – ARDR
- Weekly NXT/ARDR/IGNIS Price Evolution
This week’s newsletter is put together by jose, apenzl, James, and rubenbc.
Jelurida – Status Update
Jelurida launched their own newsletter, which will be sent (alongside Nxter’s newsletter) to over 40000 email subscribers around the world. It is intended to be a small compendium of the latest news related to Jelurida. Nxter has a good working relationship with Jelurida but we are independent and will continue to provide our diligent and comprehensive coverage and analysis of our growing community and ecosystem, including Jelurida news.
We have build a process and a team to launch regularly a newsletter about Jelurida news, and we [already] sent the first one to over 40k subscribers. If you are not in the list, you can subscribe here at the moment since we share the list https://www.nxter.org/newsletters/
We want this newsletter to be a quick, 5-10 minute read, not an in-depth digest. Just enough to keep you up to date, and then, of course, click in to read more. We hope it helps to keep everyone in the community up to date. As always, we welcome and encourage community questions and feedback. If there is a topic you would like to see covered in this newsletter, please feel free to submit it.
We hope you enjoy these updates going forward as well an active social media presence keeping you up to date on the latest and greatest news regarding all things, Jelurida.
It is a start. More comunications will come soon.
Additionally, a new sub-section has been launched on Nxtforum.org, so there is one more place (in addition to Twitter, the #announcements channel on Slack, and Telegram…) to receive the latest official news about Jelurida marketing.
I am glad to announce our new (and first) Marketing Forum at Nxtforum.org. The goal is to keep you update.
Jelurida – Sponsors the London Global Blockchain Technology Summit
Jelurida is sponsoring the upcoming Global Blockchain Technology Summit in London, on May 17th and 18th, presented by Corporate Parity. The summit will take an in-depth look at cybersecurity, regulation, industry applications, cryptocurrency, smart contracts and much more.
Veronica, from Jelurida, wrote:
As a key sponsor, the Jelurida brand will participate in a panel of discussion and will be seen and heard about by all the key decision makers attending the conference.
@almonte and I [@veronica] will be at the Global Blockchain Summit and will spend the week meeting with local blockchain people, like blockchain VC that are interested in cutting edge (and ready to use) blockchain solutions for their startups, organizers of blockchain meetups, and in general blockchain experts and enthusiasts that want to know more about Ardor Blockchain as a Service for Business, Nxt Private Blockchain Solutions for Business and Consortiums, and Jelurida.
Have a lead?
NFEA Autonomy Conference + Ardor / Ignis Workshop
Last week the NFEA Autonomy Conference in Norway took place. This highly publicized event included hands-on Ardor / Nxt workshops and a hackathon for developers. Lior Yaffe, Nxt/Ardor/Ignis core developer, and world-recognized blockchain expert gave lessons and exercises in using the Ardor platform to a very attentive audience. The busy schedule flowed very quickly last week.
16:45-18:00 Geir Hovland, University of Agder:
Introduction to Blockchain Technologies and Practical Exercise using the NXT API.
— Lior Yaffe (@lioryaffe) March 20, 2018
Exercise result http://ardor.mechatronics.no/ all Green
10:30 Lior Yaffe, Jelurida B.V: State-of-the-art within blockchain technology
13:30 – 16:00 Blockchain Practical Exercises, Part 2. How to set up and use the Ardor/Ignis wallet.
Lior introduced Jelurida and the blockchain solutions they develop and maintain. That afternoon it was time for practical exercises using Ardor.
Ardor/Ignis Hackaton currently in progress at Scandic Bystranda hotel, Kristiansand, Norway. Riker is a very good and patient teacher.
Lior wrote a post at Medium covering what happened. Whoever is interested in setting up a Nxt / Ardor development environment can follow the steps described in his post:
We run some Node JS samples, looked into the APIs, DBShell, Bundlers and even created a simple Add-on class. Overall this turned out to be a useful workshop and I definitely intend to perform more of these workshops in the future.
— Lior Yaffe (@lioryaffe) March 22, 2018
If you missed this hackathon/workshop keep in mind that the workshop was filmed and Lior will post the video after processing it. We will highlight it when this occurs.
4YFN Awards at the Mobile World Congress 2018 – Video Summary
As our readers know, Jelurida was a finalist, out of 300 startups, at the 4 Years From Now (4YFN) Awards 2018, a startup competition that took place during the Mobile World Congress 2018, in Barcelona.
The event was focused on accelerating business development and investment in new, transformative, technologies. Lior Yaffe pitched four times in front of a massive tech audience, attracting real attention for Ardor, Nxt, and Jelurida as a maturing and recognizable blockchain company. The video below shows Lior, Elizabeth (ANG) and Veronica meeting people at the event, pitching on stage, and being great brand ambassadors.
A simple and easy to digest list of the latest relevant changes to exchanges.
Got any updates for your $IGNIS holders @hitbtc?
We just updated https://t.co/691K5mnhOM and see you are still missing in action. Maybe today is a good day to enable $ARDR and #Ignis wallets and #trading. The Jan 1st airdrop, eh?https://t.co/B93bli0dqshttps://t.co/NMwsmf3pN2 pic.twitter.com/sLOIbEikjr
— NXTER Magazine (@Nxter_org) March 21, 2018
Last week the Ardorgate team improved their webpage, so you can now see statistics about trades, average price, and volume of exchanges that involve the AEUR token.
The Ardorgate issued AEUR child chain provides a quick and simple entry point into the crypto world using Euros. Each AEUR token on the blockchain is always backed by 1€ in the bank. Using AEUR tokens users can trade various assets on the Ardor platform and also easily exchange AEUR into ARDR tokens or other child chain coins. AEUR can also be withdrawn to your bank account without any fuzz.
— Ardorgate (@Ardorgate) March 23, 2018
It looks like a new cryptocurrency exchange will launch in Korea, which will list ARDR/ NXT/ IGNIS…
You know what? ARDR IGNIS NXT will be listed on Korea’s new exchange. http://coinbit.co.kr/
It’s expected to open it 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 highest ARDR trading volume, just over Bittrex. Bithumb has announced that they plan to put crypto ATMs throughout South Korea so this is good exchange to get ARDR/IGNIS/NXT listed on.
Let your voice be heard:
Dontoshi is another upcoming crypto exchange that will be launch next month. They have set up polls to let users show which coins they like, in order to list the most popular ones. This is another opportunity for the community to help out.
You can vote for NXT/ARDR/IGNIS:
The CoinPulse Exchange plans to launch in June 2018. They have set up a pool designed to be an avenue for the community to vote on their favorite tokens or coins that they would like to be able to trade on the exchange. Yes, this too is an open invitation for community members to petition!
You can vote for NXT/ARDR/IGNIS there:
Last month Lescovex announced that Ardor (ARDR) will be listed on their exchange. But we can do better by asking them to ALSO list NXT and IGNIS, details below. Lescovex is a new exchange, based in Switzerland, that will go live right after their ICO ends next month on April 19th.
ARDOR (ARDR) is going to be listed on Lescovex exchange.
— lescovex (@lescovex) March 15, 2018
We can ask them to also list NXT and IGNIS – by upvoting them daily:
BUSINESSES ON ARDOR
Janus – Status Update
The Janus team keeps working hard to launch their new aggregator sites and to set up their mining building. They also previewed the release of their news aggregator, still in beta testing.
— KrediblePolitics (@KredsPolitics) March 20, 2018
Have a look: https://www.krediblepolitics.com
Also, some weeks ago, they announced that Kreds will be sponsoring Willie Monroe Jr who, together with the ability to knockout their boxing rivals, also wanted to give a hand to team with the refurbishment of their mining building.
— Willie Monroe jr (@WILLIEMONROEJR) March 23, 2018
Do you want more info about Kreds? Visit: https://www.kredsblockchain.com/
Janus asset ID on the ARDOR platform: 4348103880042995903
Walletnxt.com – Third-Party Wallet – Update
Last week we announced that a community member, Zhang, created a mobile wallet for NXT and for ARDR child chain tokens. Some new updates have been released.
Today my wallet has released 1.0.1:
1. Support empty coins
2. Add contact management
Please delete the previous version. This time replace the signature. After this operation is not needed, please save your mnemonic before installation. pic.twitter.com/MIhZw0CM7Y
— 正在输入 (@zhanghuasheng95) March 22, 2018
IOS users create a good new user, we must first save the Passphrase, because the IOS signature will often be sealed, please re-downloadhttps://t.co/nFzYPIxtPz
— 正在输入 (@zhanghuasheng95) March 24, 2018
We have not yet been able to test the wallet. Have you? If so, please share your review with the your fellow community of Nxters > go here. We really appreciate the feedback we hear from all our users.
Weekly Reminder: NxterBridge Explorer
If you been following and reading our newsletters over the past months/years, you will know that our colleague, scor2k, at Nxter.org, has created great utilities and plugins for the Nxt and Ardor community, such as the Nxt and Ardor Alert Service, to receive a notification in your email address when there’s a movement in your Nxt/Ardor account; or NxtBridge Offline, to let you sign transactions offline and to create cold storage accounts, among other things. Our community is greatly enriched by utilities such as these.
Now, scor2k created a light Nxt/Ardor/Ignis explorer that you can use by visiting https://www.nxter.org/explorer.
- Enter your account number (or any account number you want) and it will show the most important details of the account, both for Nxt and Ardor (and its child chains), including child chain balances (if any).
- Enter a Nxt / Ardor transaction number to see all transaction details. You can also enter the full hash of an Ardor transaction.
- Enter a Nxt/Ardor block number to see block information and all transactions included in that block.
- Enter a Nxt/Ardor asset id to see asset details.
More functionality will be added in the near future.
FreeBird 2.0 – Update
Last week we echoed the announcement that there will be a new version of FreeBird (v 2.0) that will run on top of the Ignis blockchain, whilst FreeBird v 1.0 will continue on the Nxt blockchain.
The FreeBird team stated:
We decide that FBC token airdrop by 1:20. All the FBC 1.0 holders will get 20 times amount of FBC 2.0 on the Ardor platform on 2018-5-15.
FBC 2.0 is used in FreeBird 2.0 to post messages. We plan to sell most FBC 2.0 tokens at low ICO prices.
So the FreeBird 2.0 users will spend very little money to post messages. And the investors will also have more profitable space.
You can find ICO details by sell orders:
FBC 1.0 : NXT asset id 17582972238882915337
FBC 2.0 : Ardor asset id 10901629157658360185
FBC asset ID on Nxt’s blockchain: 17582972238882915337
Buy Small Amounts of ARDR/NXT/IGNIS
A very small exchange, specialized in NXT and ARDR, was launched for testing purposes last week by community member SwissAlps. Small volumes and small amounts (100 ARDR) can be bought with BTC for the time being (and will be transferred to your new Ardor account manually), as the service is still in beta.
SwissAlps stated at nxtforum:
I have implemented a very small exchange https://nxttracker.com/ArdorExchange.html that helps [BTC owners] to get their first ARDR, IGNIS or NXT :
Here are the options that will be available :
BTC to ARDR
BTC to NXT
ARDR to BTC
ARDR to NXT
NXT to ARDR
IGNIS to ARDR (to use when the asset exchange is not available because you have 0 ARDR !)
And it is 100 percent anonymous : each exchange transaction uses one new BTC input account and one new ARDOR output account; the link between these two account is not stored “long term” and there exists no simple way to connect these two together afterwards (unless if NSA is already monitoring your computer ???) .
Only it still is in Beta Test now, making a few real life test, etc…, therefore the 100 NXT/ARDR limit…. but I’m confident this will soon change ;D
IN THE MEDIA
DevTeam.Space – The Rise and Rise of Blockchain as a Service
This article at DevTeam.Space talks about Blockchain-as-a-Service (BaaS ) solutions that you can find out there and how they can be used to help businesses of all shapes and sizes. The article introduces basic terms and examines the services that BaaS providers such as Amazon AWS, Microsoft Azure, and IBM want to offer – and which Jelurida is already offering with Nxt, Ignis and the Ardor platform.
Ardor is the kind of company that the cloud giants are trying to outrun. It is one of several dynamic new companies that have the potential to make a huge splash in future BaaS marketplace.
Ardor is a public blockchain platform that allows companies to use NXT blockchain technology. This technology relies on what has become known as “child chains” which are individual blockchains that are hosted on the “Parent” blockchain that is maintained by Ardor.
Each of these child chains can have a completely different function and so allow Ardor to offer a range of BaaS services to its customers. Their website details exactly how the company intends to use this technology and what benefits it will bring their customers. What is clear is that utilizing these child chains is a novel approach to overcoming some of the downsides that blockchain technology currently suffers from.
Tokens24 – What is Ardor?
This article introduces the Ardor blockchain and examines the rich history of Ardor and begins to explain the key functionality of this 100% Proof-of-Stake platform. The article also speaks to how it solves the blockchain bloat problem, a huge advantage when compared to the competition.
Ardor applies an exceptional parent-child design that permits companies to develop individual products and services by applying the child chain model. However, these products are still under the wing of Ardor’s parent chain and thus, are secure.
Ardor’s baas system is extremely energy saving, using the Proof-of-Stake system. As opposed to the Proof-of-Work system, Ardor eliminates mining competition and helps achieve harmony through a disseminated system. Therefore, the Ardor infrastructure can run on cost-efficient hardware and modest electricity.
Lastly, Ardor reduces blockchain bloat almost entirely. After the approval, child chain transactions are removed from the blockchain, leaving it light and consequently proficient.
CryptoNinjas – Jelurida Building User Interfaces that Brings Blockchain Closer to the People
This article mentions how Jelurida, the Nxt / Ardor / Ignis core developers, provides a modular toolset for any developer to build any imaginable product on the blockchain. They also wrote how companies can quickly develop decentralized applications and the platforms are also a perfect solution to run an ICO.
Using Jelurida’s platforms, companies can quickly and easily join the Blockchain revolution and develop decentralized applications which enable 3rd parties to cooperate without trusting each other. These blockchain platforms are ready to be adopted and enable customers to cooperate, promote unique value propositions, and create new business tackling real market opportunities.
These platforms make it a lot easier and cost-effective for companies who want to get into the blockchain ecosystem. Also in making ICOs and collect funds directly in pegged tokens to EUR, BTC, USD, or whatever currencies that they desire. The fact that these platforms are built in Java goes ahead to make them easier to use and implement. Therefore, companies do not need to learn solidity or other blockchain languages.
Taking blockchain to the common man
Apparently, the platforms created by Jelurida are functioning as User Interfaces as described earlier. (…) they can be referred to as second-degree User Interfaces.
No matter the beauty of blockchain technology and the benefits that it promises, until it becomes applicable to the common man, its potential will remain untapped. Therefore the relevance of intermediate protocols that bring it closer to adoption and mainstream implementation cannot be overlooked.
TradingView – ARDR by Avalontrading
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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