Nxt - unsurpassable blockchain solutions


In 2013 a blockchain was launched

A java based PoS blockchain platform with built in decentralized features


The community too was decentralized

and the creator of the codebase, BCNext, told the community to take over control of the idea, the code, and the ecosystem. Then, he left.

Table of Contents

by apenzl

by abctc, apenzl

The Genesis:
The Miss America of alternate cryptocurrencies

by Daniel M. Ryan

Nxt: Its history and potential
by Lionel ‘Ludom’ Jeannerat

Initializing NRS
by apenzl, Zahlen

by apenzl

Nxt Foundation:
How to market a decentralised open source organisation
by Dave ‘EvilDave’ Pearce

The Original Spirit
by Bas ‘Damelon’ Wisselink

by apenzl, Cassius

Arbitrary Messages
by apenzl, Cassius

The Asset Exchange
by apenzl, Cassius, Zahlen

Nxt Crowdfunding
by RubénBC

A Fully Decentralised Marketplace
by apenzl, Cassius

Nxt - a revolutionary tool for businesses
by Roberto ‘Capodieci’ Capodieci

Nxt Monetary System
by apenzl, Cassius

The Regulatory Process:
If you‘re not at the table, you‘re on the menu
by Robert Bold, Kushti, Jean-Luc and Riker

Shuffling Your Way to Privacy
by apenzl

by apenzl

Phasing transactions
by apenzl

The Fork
by apenzl

Nxt 2.0; Ardor
by apenzl, Jean-Luc

Nxt Plugins
by apenzl

Fiat is failing. Let ‘battle’ commence?
by Robert Bold

Additional resources

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Book description

SNAPSHOT - Nxt, unsurpassable blockchain solutions
- a collection of articles, which, after a short introduction to the concept of blockchain technology, looks deep into Nxt.

The History
From its rather tumultuous launch in late November 2013, the pros and cons of its distribution model and the anonymous inventor, BCNext, who handed over the source code to the community and gave them the responsibility to enhance the tech and ecosystem, this book takes the reader on a journey through ups and downs, features, use cases, business projects and bank/government adoption of the Nxt Proof-of-Stake blockchain. 

In 228 pages the book tells the story of how a group of mostly anonymous people, investors, cryptographers, economists, and not least software developers, as well as businesses, set out to change the world. Nxt had already been leading the way in the forefront of PoS blockchain technology for more than 3 years, and its core team had been rapidly launching new built-in core features, that anyone can use as they are, or use to build even more advanced decentralised applications on top of the blockchain. 

The "Descendant of Bitcoin"?

Nxt offers token transfers, encrypted and public messaging, a voting system, an Asset Exchange (DEX), Data Cloud, a "coin shuffling” system (for privacy), as well as an always open p2p Digital Marketplace, and a Monetary System with which you can launch your own cryptocurrency, just to mention some of the inbuilt features. All features are available through The Nxt Client and an extensive API, which makes it possible to couple all the features and build D'apps with advanced blockchain features, almost like building with Lego bricks.

If you have the slightest interest in the safe handling of data, decentralized applications free from censorship and hacking, secure storage, time stamping and the transaction of money, stocks, personal records, files, votes, you name it, then we recommend you to read this book.

Today, Nxt is still maintained. Nxt's PoS can power a global energy efficient blockchain infrastructure, in contrast to the Bitcoin's - and Ethereum's - PoW protocol, which is, by design, environmentally disastrous and enforces centralisation. Full Nxt blockchain nodes can be run on Android phones, and with the recent implementation of smart stateless contracts, Nxt still is a leader in blockchain development.

Announcing Ardor
The book ends with the announcement of the scalable Nxt 2.0 - today known as Ignis and Ardor.

Listen to the first chapter, "The Genesis: The Miss America of alternate cryptocurrencies"

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Paper edition

Price: CHF 19.99 / ~ $17.77 / €17.58

228 pages
Language: English
ISBN 9782970094791

Publisher: Valeur d'histoire
© Valeur d'histoire, Switzerland, + NXTER Magazine, 2017

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“Nxt is the most amazing decentralised tool that knows no borders, no central authorities, no risks of fraud. With its API and hundreds of endpoint calls, Nxt is an easy tool to integrate with other software solutions, thus being the perfect solution for each business need”.

~ Roberto Capodieci, blockchain expert, CEO - DeBuNe.org

“The technology that will have the greatest impact for our society is here. It is called ‘Blockchain.’ Nxt is one of the most advanced forms of blockchain technology that uses proof-of-stake to achieve distributed consensus”

~ Joseph Toh, CEO – Digital Billions

We tested multiple platforms before deciding Nxt (and future Ardor) was perfect for our needs. The primary goal was functional ease of use for token holders, I'll be blunt when we first opened and explored the Nxt client our minds were blown away at the plethora of features.

~ bjorn, the Janus Project


SNAPSHOT - Nxt, unsurpassable blockchain solutions
An introduction to the Nxt blockchain ecosystem - the history, technology, community and visions

E-book package


228 pages, printed in January 2017.

Learn how Blockchain 2.0 started
and why the Nxt codebase still rocks on:

The first 100% Proof-of-Stake blockchain
that launched the first coin creation service,
decentralized exchange, full business backend.

Learn how IGNIS and the Ardor platform
came into existence - what we learned, did,
and where it took the active Nxt community.


Amazon.com -
(well, you can find it in many other online shops too - please google the book title)

Who should read this?


Get involved. Just think about taking matters into your own hands for a second. Your money, your assets, your kids' future. Everything gets digitalised. Own your data.


There will be millions of blockchains.
Nxt is a Blockchain 2.0 platform, and getting around the first couple of days can be tricky. You should start learning about it right away.


Who wants 1000% ROI? Early adaptors got it, read how they invest in ICO's on the Nxt Asset Exchange. Get insight into a possibly rewarding but also risky crypto trading environment.


What's your plan? Even if you don't desire getting a job in the industry, you will learn about efficient means of fundraising, decentralized leadership - and the starfish!


Ardor lets you spawn your own ledger with the technology of Nxt. Nxt is already in use as the backbone of private and public blockchain businesses.


Build a powerful and long-lasting rocket ship using ingredients from the Nxt codebase. The Ardor Platform is built with Nxt. This book prepares you for the future. 

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