Welcome again, dear Nxters and other followers!
The big news from last week was Jelurida’s long and eventful journey progressing through the 4YFN Awards at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona. We continue to provide updates on third-party exchanges as they enable ARDR / IGNIS trading, and we highlight community polls where you (yes you!) can help get ARDR and IGNIS listed on more exchanges! We also highlight a new community created IGNIS website, upcoming blockchain Meetups, including a cool hackathon in Norway, updates about the ACTN and LELE airdrops, and the latest press coverage.
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.
- Outcome of the 4YFN Awards at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona
- Meetup in Barcelona, March 1st
- Meetup in Madrid, March 1st
- Oracle – Duke’s Choice Awards
- Ardor Mentioned in this Korean Video – [톡톡코인365]’아더 코인’의 특징은
- Korean Ardor Community Page
- Ardor Explained in this German Video – ARDOR Crypto Coin News 2018
- Vote to Choose the Domain Name for the Ignis Community Page
- Bitswift Child Chain Update
- Action Coin Presale Ends
- Lele Airdrop
- Review Fireside Chat with Lior Yaffe, Core-Developer of the Ardor and Nxt Blockchains in Barcelona on March 2nd
- d10e Conference in Seoul, South Korea, March 3rd-6th
- Nxt/Ardor Hackaton in Norway, March 22nd
IN THE MEDIA
- Nxter.org – The Equal Market You Ought to Explore
- Medium – 2018 Blockchain-as-a-Service (BaaS) Platform Review: Part I
- Medium – Ethereum’s Reign As “ICO King” May Soon Be At An End
- Valas News – Kurang Diminati, Koin IGNIS Terus Alami Penurunan Di Pasar Indonesia (Indonesian)
- The Next Web – Bridging Blockchain’s Gaps is the Next Major Hurdle
- Invest in Blockchain – 25 Industries that Blockchain Will Radically Transform
- Chipin – 10 Altcoins and Platforms to Hold You Over in February 2018
- A Bit Greedy – Ignis Coin Guide: Complete Analysis
- TradingView – ARDR
- TradingView – Is ARDR About to show some Enthusiasm?
- TradingView – Ignis: up to 220% in Next 2 Weeks?
- Weekly NXT/ARDR/IGNIS Price Evolution
This week’s newsletter is put together by jose, apenzl, James, and rubenbc.
Outcome of the 4YFN Awards at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona
As we announced in a previous newsletter, Jelurida was picked as one of the 10 4YFN Awards semi-finalists in the Mobile World Congress 2018. Jelurida was selected out of over 300 applications submitted by promising startup companies from 20 countries. This award event ran side by side with the main MWC which attracts all the big names in the tech industry. Indeed this was great exposure for Jelurida. The MWC started on Monday, but Jelurida’s turn to pitch in front of the 4YFN about blockchain technology and, specifically, about Nxt/Ardor/Ignis did not occur until Tuesday.
— Crypto Woman (@TheCryptoWoman) February 27, 2018
This left plenty of time for the Jelurida members that came to this event, like Lior, Veronica, and Elizabeth, the director of the Ardor & Nxt Group, and some other well-known members of the community, like Van Breuk, FSarrias, and Almonte, to talk about Jelurida’s blockchain solutions to visitors on the floor. Many fintech investors, users, and businesses were interested, a lot of new contacts were made and a lot of networking occurred.
Business meetings at the #4YFN18 #blockchain #enterprise #blockchainasaservice @TheCryptoWoman (at the pic) & Francisco. Looking forward to have @lioryaffe, Vanbreuk and Almonte tomorrow! @Jelurida @Ardor_Nxt_Group @ArdorPlatform @NxtCommunity @Nxter_org pic.twitter.com/nlUOk0YlMQ
— Veronica Torras (@veronicatorras) February 26, 2018
— Crypto Woman (@TheCryptoWoman) February 26, 2018
— Crypto Woman (@TheCryptoWoman) February 27, 2018
And finally, Tuesday! Lior’s turn came to step on to the stage and talk with the audience about Jelurida, its projects and what they can do for businesses. Only five minutes were given per semi-finalist, but when you have a good product it makes things easier. Below is a video of Lior pitching at the 4YFN Awards, which appeared on Facebook Live as a sneak peek. Jelurida brought a professional camera crew to record the event, and hopefully, that video will be available soon. In the meantime, here is Lior on stage presenting for the semi-finals:
由 Ardor Nxt Group 发布于 2018年2月27日
Lior did well, so well that the jury found that Jelurida deserved a spot among the top-5 finalists!
Dear community, we just got awesome good news! After pitching just 40 minutes ago Jelurida and Ardor Blockchain as a service have been selected as one of the 5 finalists of the 4YFN 2018. Tomorrow is the final battle at 12pm CET !!
The competition tomorrow is impressive and it’s an honor to be among them!
The final was on Wednesday. Lior presented, again, in front of hundreds of potential investors and future clients! The Nxt / Ardor community was well-represented that day at the 4YFN finals. Here is Lior’s turn:
— 4YFN (@4YFN_MWC) February 28, 2018
Great job @lioryaffe at the stage presenting #Ardor, the first working #Blockchain As A Service for companies that are looking for building a blockchain solution#startup battle #MWC18 @ArdorPlatform @Jelurida pic.twitter.com/jSo1sbI75o
— Veronica Torras (@veronicatorras) March 1, 2018
Lior did an excellent job, once again. But, unfortunately for us, another startup won the competition. Anyway, it was a good run, and the achievement is more than remarkable. As Lior wrote in an article some days ago:
…we’ll be lucky to reach the top 5. After all you can’t go on stage holding a shiny blockchain in your hand.
Lior’s second presentation at the event was also recorded. In the end, this was great exposure for Jelurida at the 4YFN Awards. It is unfortunate that they did not win but many good things will come from this. Throughout the whole congress, the Jelurida team continued to showcase their products to anyone visiting their booth. Moreover, a Q&A session with Lior was recorded on video, where he answered questions from community members.
— Crypto Woman (@TheCryptoWoman) February 27, 2018
But there was more!. They also had the MWC pitch as well.
— Ardor Nxt Group (@Ardor_Nxt_Group) March 1, 2018
Elizabeth [1:11 PM]
Box Motion won the award.
We are winners, nevertheless. Congratulations on a job well done, @riker and @jelurida
Great exposure. Room with 3000 people at least. There is going to be a press release. We have all recorded. Lots of materials for the near future.
Luckily winning this was never the real goal here. The goal is being found (more easily) by businesses looking to implement blockchain solutions. This competition does serve this goal perfectly. A lot of good cheap promotion/marketing and footage to refer to. Great work!
Next up: real businesses launching their apps using the Ardor platform. Triffic and future other applications will show the world that Ardor is a serious alternative to other platforms. Using is proving!
@Xavier and in meeting that goal we have won first place! I hope to see good fruits from the contacts and exposure. Huge success!
Congratulations @Jelurida for reaching the #4YFN18 Award finals and for a great presentation of #Ardor and $NXT in front of many relevant eyes! #Jelurida did not win the #4YFN18 Award but the word is out about #BlockchainForBusiness now – Time to mingle @ #MWC2018 and shake hands
— NXTER Magazine (@Nxter_org) February 28, 2018
— Jelurida (@Jelurida) February 28, 2018
Additionally, after a hectic week and once the MWC was over, other blockchain Meetups took place in Spain, which were related to Nxt / Ardor / Ignis.
Meetup in Barcelona, March 1st
MWC Edition: Expert Panel Presents the Future of Blockchain for Business.
Almost 200 attendees today! Very excited to have the opportunity to present such a great panel: Lior, Jorge Canta (partner of an international law firm) and Sunil CEO Globatalent. The event will be recorded.
— Ardor Nxt Group (@Ardor_Nxt_Group) March 1, 2018
Meetup in Madrid, March 1st
Meetup this evening in Madrid – hosted by @almonte and @coradan, Sponsored by Ardor / Nxt Group: INTRODUCCIÓN A BLOCKCHAIN
— Crypto Woman (@TheCryptoWoman) March 1, 2018
From chatting with the attendees, my impression was that 60% of the audience were entrepreneurs, 20% were students, 15% IT engineers and 5% just came to spend the afternoon.
You can see the slides for this meetup in Madrid (in Spanish) here.
A video was recorded, and it will be published as soon as Spanish subtitles are added.
Oracle – Duke’s Choice Awards
The Duke’s Choice Award is dedicated to all members of the Java Community! In keeping with its 15 year history, the 2017 Duke’s Choice Award winners will be announced at JavaOne, the world’s biggest Java technology conference and gathering of Java community members. The Duke’s Choice Award celebrates extreme innovation using Java technology. The primary judging criteria for this prestigious award is innovation, putting small developer shops and individual developers on equal footing with global giants.
chesslover [8:37 AM]
@riker I think it’s time to nominate Ardor for the 2018 Java Duke Awards!
riker [9:06 AM]
Chesslover I like the idea
This week we heard that a user received some news about Poloniex‘s Ardor wallet, which has not been working for months:
It seems that some other services, such as Shapeshift and Changelly rely on Poloniex services to run, so until Poloniex’s wallet problems are fixed they won’t work, either.
AFTER DEADLINE: Poloniex has now enabled deposits + withdrawals
Freewallet has made their third-party Igniswallet available on the Google Play store, but we have not been able to check if they have credited IGNIS to the users who held NXT in their third-party Freewallet app. Have you? Please leave us a comment if you have.
And it seems that HitBTC hasn’t credited all their users with the IGNIS from the Ardor Genesis snapshot/airdrop, yet. You can find a list of all the exchanges that support Nxt/Ardor/Ignis trading, deposits, and withdrawals here.
AFTER DEADLINE: HitBTC now says they will airdrop IGNIS this week
The ANG‘s Community Funded Projects to collect funds in order to apply for Ignis and Nxt to be listed on Binance is still ongoing. The funds to list ARDR were quickly raised in a community fundraiser two weeks ago, but it seems to be going slower to collect the funds needed for applying to list IGNIS and NXT. Additionally, since ARDR prices have been going down, the 204,685.4024 ARDR and 1,021.01 IGNIS might not be enough to cover the $100K application fee, this depends on the evolution of the ARDR price over the next few weeks. More info about how to help here.
The value of the funds is down right now. When we get closer to the time we need to transfer funds we may need to address that as a community. We raised the amount for Ardor so quickly I didn’t even have a chance to send some, and I’m certain there are many others who will contribute to make up any needed difference.
More exchanges? Community member, Sebastien256 stated:
ARDR can now be exchanged directly for CAD and vice-versa on ezbtc.ca!
They also supported NXT <-> CAD since a long time.
I’m gonna ask them to add IGNIS now.
At the moment, ATLs trading on ezbtc is done by a concierge service. So, for now I would not consider it as a CAD pair where free trading happens with order books, etc. Although you can sell and buy ARDR directly for CAD on ezbtc. I think ezbtc will soon open traditional CAD pairs with order books with 5 alts. I hope ARDR will be one of them.
I sent a message earlier today asking them to add ignis too. I did ask to add ARDR back in december, so im happy they did it.
User feedback is everything, new coins added to alts, penny stock rally. Siacoin, Ardor, DigiByte and STEEM added to our alts collection. Starting from 3 cents! Should be interesting 🙂
— ezBtc (@ezBtcCanada) February 22, 2018
Finally, please upvote Nxt, Ardor & Ignis so that Lescovex considers listing our coins! We need your votes! You can upvote Nxt/Ardor/Ignis once every day! – It is free!
Ardor Mentioned in this Korean Video – [톡톡코인365]’아더 코인’의 특징은
This video mentions Ardor as an example of a Blockchain-as-a-Service (BaaS) as they run down the CMC page and speak about Ardor, it’s features and solutions, as well as IGNIS as a child chain of Ardor.
Korean Ardor Community Page
Korea is a huge market for all cryptocurrencies and Ardor is growing a large and passionate fanbase in this important market. Last week a new community page was announced.
In Korea Ardor chatroom, we are planning to make Korean Ardor community page benchmarking Quantum’s community.
They have channel with Patrik who is senoir developer. (https://qtum.or.kr/)
We will let u know the progress of Ardor community in Korea. And need ur help @Elizabeth and @riker
Ardor Explained in this German Video – ARDOR Crypto Coin News 2018
The following video does a good job of explaining Ardor and its unique child chain architecture.
Vote to Choose the Domain Name for the Ignis Community Page
Last week TheWireMaster ran a poll on the Ardor platform so that users could choose their preferences among different available domain names for the Ignis Community page. Chain: IGNIS; Poll ID: 6392917161389756410.
The most voted option was setting up a subdomain at the ardorblockchain.info domain, which was already registered by zuqka, a well-known member of the community. Soon after, he decided to also create subdomains for all the other child chains on Ardor.
The following subdomains were also registered:
Bitswift Child Chain Update
Last week the Bitswift team announced the following news.
The Bitswift dev fund account is bundling, you can be sure that any txn fees it collects as a result will be spent back on development and community building.
travin: At what rate
bitswiftbro: its at .999 or something normal
TECH token market is now open on Ardor Asset Exchange with our first reps being issued their tech token bonus based on invoices they generate. You can see the message includes all the invoice #s which generated tech token for that rep. This allows the reps to internally look up those invoices and verify they were credited the correct amount of TECH token based on their performance bonus allowance. A customer could verify that the rep compensated properly. We will try to sustain a market for TECH token and continuously integrate TECH into our future products and services.
The official asset for TECH is : 8592752264082871895
Don’t get scammed – the issuing account will never open sell orders on the AE.
Initial Token Supply: 21 Million | Inflation rate: Event driven | Live Circulation: 200 Tokens | Max Supply: Uncapped | Platform Specific: Bitswift Technology Solutions.
We will work on getting a chart for TECH/BITSWIFT pair on our block explorer. Who knows in the future we might get TECH listed on Bittrex or something fun.
On their Telegram, Bitswiftbro, aka Paul Busch, elaborated about the TECH:
[TECH] are rewards that our reps are creating through invoicing our customers.
Our reps are the ones in the businesses and on the road who are promoting the Bitswift blockchain. They used to earn Bitswift token directly, but we switched that to TECH token last night and the first rep was gifted 200 TECH tokens based on 2000 dollars worth of invoices he generated.
Reps are gifted 10% of the service dollars on the invoice that they created.
Example, the rep goes and installs a PC for us. The invoice he generates to the end customer is 200 dollars. The rep gets 50% of that so he would earn 100 dollars canadian. Then he gets 10% of that as a reward in crypto, and this comes through the blockchain credit in TECH token. So he would achieve 100 CAD + 10 TECH token, and basically each TECH token is backed by a real invoice to a real customer.
It’s a big experiment really.. but we are willing to try it to see what happens. Humans will eventually work for decentralized computer networks instead of men in suits, and so this might be a good start. The 9 to 5 office jobs are phasing out and something is bound to replace it.
I think you are going to see a new era of “cloud companies” coming online. Which basically have no central admin or offices. The whole company is composed of a distributed team and everyone working for the company is just a participant on the cloud companies blockchain earning credit from that chain. Participants basically [run] their own businesses with no manager or boss. Steem is a good example of this model, the particpants being bloggers earning STEEM.
Steem does not have to worry about invoicing real customers though and collecting those $ and getting those $ back to the servicing partipcant.. so thats kind of where we are at.
The goal is to make this all happen automatically and transparently. On invoice payment, the rep can see the invoice was paid, the amount of the invoice, that he or she recieved the proper comissions, and the correct amount of TECH tokens that were earned as a result.
Bitswift.shop takes payments in NXT, IGNIS, BITSWIFT, ARDR, ETH, DASH etc.
If you do reddit, we could use some upvotes. It would help to call some attention to Bitswift ecosystem. https://www.reddit.com/r/CryptoCurrency/comments/7zpw1l/bitswiftshop_accepting_all_types_of_common/
Action Coin Presale Ends
The Action coin web wallet is now online and those with Action Points can redeem them for ACTN tokens on the blockchain. The Action Coin team announced:
Action Token Distribution Event
You may now Exchange your Action Points for Action Tokens (1:1), which will then be transferred to your personal wallet on the all new Action Blockchain.
The online ACTN client is available here: https://wallet.actioncoin.com/index.html
PATIENCE: Be aware that the ACTN network is entirely new and needs to be bootstrapped.
The Action Team asks you to create a new ACTN account using their online node, before you log in to https://actionrewards.net/product-category/uncategorized/tokens/, where you can “purchase” Action Tokens (ACTN), using your Action Points balance. 1 Action Point buys you 1 Action Token. This video shows the full process:
The ACTN airdrop to NXT holders
Also, Nxters that sign in to the ACTN online client with their account address (just change NXT- to ACTN- when you sign in) will notice, that they’ve become owners of ACTN tokens!
Reminder: Don’t forget to keep your NXT passphrase secure! We at Nxter.org feel an obligation to warn all users of NXT against entering their NXT passphrase into online client servers. When the ACTN network is stable, you will be able to make transactions by signing them OFFLINE, so your Nxt passphrase is never sent over the internet. Read more about this below, in relation to the LELE airdrop.
The LELE snapshot of the IGNIS chain was performed by the LELE team at block height 83979 on February 28th last week. The distribution of the airdrop was supposed to take place between the 1st and 3rd of March, but according to an update from the LELE team, the distribution is delayed. They stated:
Dear LELE holders,
The airdrop receivers and LELE holders will get maximal profit if LRP system is applied. Unfortunately, to apply the function of LRP, we need to avoid crashed system during the airdrop. As a result, the Airdrop distribution will be little bit delayed, but somehow the markets still stick to the schedule.
Approximately, LRP system and Airdrop distribution will be stable on 10th March 2018 in which all LELE distribution will be finished and LRP system will be applied.
— Lelecoin (Official Media) (@Lelecoin_media) February 27, 2018
In a Medium article, posted on March 1st, the LELE team advised receivers of the airdrop to log into an online LELE client with their passphrase. We advise Nxters NOT to do this, as this passphrase is your ONE and ONLY key to unlock ALL your accounts on Nxt and Ardor (including all child chains). If you lose your passphrase, you will most likely lose all your funds.
Before the LELE snapshot, jose proposed the following solution:
If, however, you did NOT move your IGNIS to a temporary “airdrop account” prior to the snapshot, OFFLINE SIGNING of transactions is an inbuilt option you can use with the Nxt and Ardor platforms which is way better than sending your passphrase over the internet to an online node.
By signing your transactions OFFLINE you can make 100% sure that your passphrase is not exposed.
To new users, though, offline signing may be a mouthful to learn, as you are not familiar with the client GUI.
Nxter Magazine has developed a small tool, which makes offline signing easy and simple, and which is conveniently available for both Nxt and the Ardor platform. As we have not received any LELE yet, we can not test it for you and confirm that it will also work with LELE transactions. We will keep you updated and might release a separate version for the LELE holders if needed.
Our best advice:
- Log in to your account on the LELE network with your account address ONLY, and NOT with your passphrase.
- Check if you have received the LELE airdrop.
- When all the LELE tokens that are supposed to be airdropped has been distributed, we will give further instructions.
The LELE team stated:
LELE wallet can be found at https://wallet.e-chain.id/index.html#
IGNIS holders who did not store their coins in a supported wallet at block height 83979 will NOT get a share of the airdrop. The same goes for those who kept their coins on exchanges that do not support LELE.
Check the block snapshot at https://t.me/LELE_COIN/9063
Live checks can be done here: https://ignis.e-chain.id/index.html
Use vip account ARDOR-9NNC-FSSB-44UM-C4XPN Click on the top right gear icon button, then click blocks.
If you want to send your IGNIS back to VIP exchange:
Description from Jelurida about coins that are stuck on the blockchain:
Review Fireside Chat with Lior Yaffe, Core-Developer of the Ardor and Nxt Blockchains in Barcelona on March 2nd
After a long week with 4YFN, Lior still made time to have a fireside chat in Barcelona with the community where he answered questions directly asked by community members.
Having @Elizabeth @vanbreuk and @riker in the same room here in Barcelona is really nice
The Q&A videos will be shared as soon as they’re available.
d10e Conference in Seoul, South Korea, March 3rd-6th
Beginning last week and lasting into this one is the d10 Conference in Seoul, the leading conference on decentralization. Next week we will write on this as the conference is only just beginning at the time of writing.
Ardor / Nxt Community Ambassador, William Pacheco will be attending the d10e Conference in Seoul, South Korea next week.
Nxt/Ardor Hackaton in Norway, March 22nd.
Later this month there will be a Nxt / Ardor hackathon event at the Scandic Bystranda Hotel in Kristiansand, Norway. Bring your own laptop for some hands-on experience with Nxt and Ardor. Details are below.
March 20-21, The Autonomy Conference 2018, Scandic Bystranda Hotel, Kristiansand, Norway
Go to the Registration Site for the conference (in Norwegian).
Frasindo’s ICO is still ongoing, currently in Round 4.
Sandy, AKA san2ok, explained:
Sandy (^_^) v san2ok, [02.03.18 16:49]
Sandy (^_^) v san2ok, [02.03.18 16:50]
Round 3 crowdsale will end in few hours :blush:
Round 4 bonus 10% will open for 7 days
[In reply to xsan three] >How about progress this project today?
For mystellar.org we all need to disscuss how to made value and tokenize the project, and incentivise people to contribute and moderate
If anyone have ideas please discuss it..
For upcoming warnamu, we are still waiting coinrupiah
But warnamu progress on local sales is good
(you can see the sales live)
For coinrupiah.. Im giving pressure the IT team to speedup
Meanwhile another IT is making blockchain-swap for fasindo shop
Coinrupiah progress is a disapointment for now.. I will fix it
For credit union license
On this saturday there will be meeting to fulfill all the requirements..
I will try record the talks, but i think not many people understand (its in indonesian)
The company layer the credit union
PT.Agra Multi Niaga have great progress
But the project will be split..(only make use the license together)
Im on process negotiating with car dealer.. Meeting with its manager next wednesday
(I will try documented it)
Government update=Its very nice.. We as partner of taxi online in benefited side when the government enforcing the transportation law
Janus – Status Update
The Janus team recently launched KREDS and announced the following:
Hello mining community, we would like to make the first sale of digital goods using Kreds only as payment. This is mostly for historical purposes and also to make things fun for currency uses early on.
So without further ado, we are selling $7875 USD worth of BITMAIN coupons to be used for each order from their shop. We will be using a Kreds price of 6 cents USD per Kred coin making the total cost for all of these coupons 131,250 Kreds to buy them all.
Luis, AKA Ascendus, stated:
Hi Janus community, you can now daily vote to get Kreds listed on @NextExchange
Your daily vote is appreciated. Onwards and Upwards! $JNS $ARDR
Hello Janus users, we have been applying to more exchanges for Janus and if you hold Kreds you may have noticed we got 2 exchanges with more on the way.
The issue is that the exchange owners are looking at trade volume on Ardor wallet and past 6 months of ccex.
Theres no incentive for them to list JNS without volume.
We will keep contacting exchanges but if the community behind any investment is not active with the investment we as a team cannot turn exchanges heads.
Later this year we have a solution to help, but again without some serious volume we cannot help you get listed because there is no motivation for exchange owners unless the coin is traded daily.
Janus Telegram: https://t.me/thejanusproject
Janus asset ID on the ARDOR platform: 4348103880042995903