Nxter News – June 2018 (III): All Truly Great Thoughts Are Conceived While Walking

June (III)

 

Welcome, dear Nxters and other followers!

Walking is healthy, and for that alone everyone should do it. Walking also allows for you to clear your head and just be alone with your thoughts. When walking you can think about how to use blockchain to change the world, as a friendly suggestion – or you can think about space. Space is cool. Can you walk to space? These are great thoughts that you can ponder after you read this (you are welcome for the idea)! Also, no, you cannot walk into space, but what if the blockchain was used as a backbone to build a space elevator? That is an idea I came up with while walking! Perhaps the act of walking allows people to be more creative because you subconsciously know that you are moving forward, that progress is being made. Many great ideas were formulated from thoughts had while walking and blockchain is no different.

Last week the future transitioned into the past as many eventful things transpired. Nxter is pleased to announce that our new tool, SIGBRO OFFLINE, is now available for our security-minded readers (THIS SHOULD BE ALL OF YOU!), the Ardor.world website received new functionality, the ANG announced events, many Meetups occurred as Jelurida was notably present in Silicon Valley, the Triffic Founders Sale JUST started, ways for NXT holders to claim airdropped tokens from clones, Ardor Lite was fully released in the Google Play store, and much more!

Thank you for walking with us as we take you on a journey through the busy week that was.

COMMUNITY

MEETUPS

BUSINESSES ON ARDOR

CLONES

DEVELOPMENT

EXCHANGES

IN THE MEDIA

PRICE EVOLUTION

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


COMMUNITY

  • Jelurida

Veronica Torras, from Jelurida, answered questions from the Slack community regarding long-awaited upgrades to the technical documentation, Jelurida controlled websites and a request for more public communication.

She wrote:

Regarding the technical [Ardor and child chain] documentation (…), Alberto and Jesse lead the project, with my help, and Lior/Tomi/Petko review as well of course. This is something that is going on. We start with the Ardor Technical Documentation, and would like to have a first version ready in 2-3 weeks, and then grow it from there. Both Jesse and Alberto have experience on this kind of writing.

Regarding the Jelurida website, you are totally right. It shouldn’t take this long. But the Jelurida founding team wanted to do it under their control and have several reviews, so it is taking longer. But I would like to start working on the Nxt and Ardor websites soon, I think Jelurida should take these projects. @Elizabeth before starting something let’s update each other next week.

I know that Jelurida needs to improve the communication with the community, like organizing an AMA regularly. I agree with you that we need get started on guides that make it easy to start to the different targets (users, developers, business people, etc…) Jelurida is evaluating 3 new candidates for writing quality content now. The priority is to make our technology more understandable, and write about use cases in different verticals, starting with the ones we are working on. Several new incorporations to the team might happen soon, hopefully in the coming weeks.

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  • SIGBRO OFFLINE | NXTER.ORG

Nxter is introducing SIGBRO OFFLINE. This is a lightweight, downloadable tool for the Ardor blockchain platform that is designed to keep your passphrase (private key) safe by letting you create accounts, sign transactions, and perform other transactions on the Ardor parent chain / Ardor child chains in a secure, offline environment.

If you are still cautious about using this tool, a simple test is to use your browser’s “developers tools” functionality and go to the “Network” tab to see the requests that SIGBRO OFFLINE makes. We cannot, and do not, collect and store your identity or passphrase, for any reason, ever.

By the way! Should we post more on Medium?

We decided to re-post last week’s Nxter newsly on the Medium.com platform. What do you say? If you want to see us there more often, visit the post and give it some claps. Consider your claps as a vote for us to use the platform to promote our tech, community and ourselves more in the future.

Oh! You can actually give a Medium post up to +50 claps, just by holding down the + button.

Your Nxter sites:

English | French | Spanish | Russian | Chinese | Korean

 

  • Ardor.world Updates

Sergei, developer of the English/Russian languaged Ardor.world website has implemented a feed that keeps you in the loop with what goes on inside the Ardor, Nxt and Ignis ecosystems. Relevant Twitter-feeds, Reddit/r/ and RSS feeds (Like Nxter – thanks!) should keep you up-to-date. Check it out and give him some feedback.

Sergei wrote:

I’m testing a new service, I need feedback.

https://www.ardor.world/feed/

 

Moreover:

Price in Nxt, Ardor, Ignis
Link: https://www.ardor.world/pricein/

More info

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  • Ardor & Nxt Group – Workshops, Sponsorships and More

Elizabeth, director of the Ardor and Nxt Group, aka @TheCryptoWoman, had another hectic week, one of the most picture-rich events being… the Blockchain Bash!

A quick update to say I’m excited to be holding a workshop on Lightweight Contracts in Philadelphia this afternoon. I learned from the best! @riker

I will try to video.

NXT on a blue and green background. We do like your sense of design, Elizabeth!

Elizabeth: Chinese friends and NXT fans, this brand new separate display is in honor of you!

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MEETUPS

  • CEBIT Festival 2018 in Hannover

Jelurida was present at CEBIT 2018 in Germany. It is apt that they would attend a conference for business innovation and digitization. Hopefully good leads were captured.

Interview with Alberto Fernández (aka Almonte) at #CEBIT2018:

And here’s another interview, in German (unfortunately the sound wasn’t recorded properly):

Would you like to know more about this event? We reported about it in last week’s Nxter newsletter.

Source

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  • CPC Crypto Devcon in Stanford

Last week Lior Yaffe, co-founder of Jelurida, was presenting Ardor and its advanced concepts, in the heart of the digital world: Stanford / Silicon Valley.

Video – Lior at CryptoDevcon: the Ardor Blockchain Bloat Solution

Good 14 minute video of Lior’s presentation.

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ANG and the community have been compiling the blockchain Meetup events across the ecosystem: https://teamup.com/ksv4ccmkufbpbqp86o.

Upcoming/Ongoing:

  • Learn How to Write a Smart Contract – Barcelona, June 21th

“Bring your own computer, we’ll guide you through a blockchain use case so that you can see the functionality of smart contracts.” This Spanish-language Meetup will take place in Barcelona later this upcoming week and will be an opportunity to learn about writing conditional contracts.

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  • WEBIT.FESTIVAL – June 25-27th in Sofia, Bulgaria

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BUSINESSES ON ARDOR

Let us get down to business. Not only Jelurida is doing business here, actually, there are public blockchains, permissionless ones. Why not have an ICO on such a mature blockchain 3.0 technology with child chains?

  • Triffic ICO – Founders Sale Started

James Malach has just announced:

It gives me great pleasure to announce that the Triffic token sales site is finally open and our Founders Sale has started for people investing over $25,000.

If you would like to get a head start on our pre-ICO, then you can get on our whitelist by going to https://triffic.world and be ready for July 2nd.

Apart from updating the public about the upcoming ICO, the Triffic CEO wrote about how the transactional tokens, GPS, will be obtained by users of the Triffic app after the ICO. A very interesting concept that will, undoubtedly, drive (see what I did there?) people to use the Triffic app as they “gamify” their GPS experience.

James Malach (coinerz):

Apart from the ICO, nobody ‘buys tokens’. They are given to people who use the app in many different ways. Travelling about, creating vouchers, buying and selling in the marketplace, using personal services and much more. Unlike most tokens that are sold in an ICO, GPS Tokens actually have a use – they power the whole app ecosystem. Something that very much requires blockchain technology – and Ardor already provides much of the functionality we need.

GPS TOKEN PRESALE BEGINS JULY 2, 2018 AT 09:00PST

Public Sale Supply: 100,000,000 GPS Tokens / Total Supply: 1,000,000,000 GPS Tokens

ANNWebsite | Pitch Deck | WhitepaperEnglish Telegram

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  • Bitswift Child Chain Update

Bitswift had to change their coin ticker. You might know Bitswift’s child chain token as SWIFT on Bittrex, but soon they will change the name to BITS. This stems from a long and protracted legal dispute over the name SWIFT. More details below from the company.

Paul Busch wrote:

A decision was made to change the ticker from SWIFT to BITS.

Part of the reason – we are having so much grief over our trademark application so we hope this helps things along.

https://support.bittrex.com/hc/en-us/articles/360004823112-Rebranding-and-ticker-symbol-changes-Bitcoin-Cash-BCC-Legends-LGD-and-Bitswift-SWIFT-

Onward.

This was a large step for Bitswift in all (…) but as some of you may know we have been dealing with an ongoing legal battle over our name and trademark “Bitswift”.

Our companies were sent a cease and desist by the banks themselves saying we are confusing the public.

This is obviously a bunch of [BS] because no one thinks Bitswift is SWIFT financial people. In any event, it was costing a lot of money, time and stress. It turned out what they did not like was our ticker “SWIFT”.. so it was simple enough to change to “BITS” which is just as good, if not better. Now I hope the banksters leave us alone and we can get on with business.

I feel a little bullied around by big money, but hey, its not SWIFT we want anyway, its Bitswift and BITS will be far better known in these markets, I will ensure it.

BITS holder? If you held NXT at the IGNIS snapshot block, then you already are.

You can see your BITS balance in the Ardor client right now; just log in to ardor.nxter.org by using your Nxt account address (not your passphrase – we will not steal it but just do not do it!), and if you want to buy some Bitswift BITS, sell some Bitswift BITS, make transactions and use the Bitswift child chain features – do that too – you can even do it OFFLINE.

Read their June Tech Update

Join Bitswift on TelegramDiscord, and Reddit. Learn more about the Bitswift ecosystem

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  • EZYcount, AI-Automated Blockchain Accounting

We mentioned EZYcount last week, as one of the upcoming ICO’s on the Ignis chain. The creator of EZYcount, Vivien, speaks to how the incredible flexibility of the Ignis chain makes it very compatible with his vision of scalable blockchain tech paired with AI for automated accounting.

Vivien wrote:

The Ardor PoS blockchain has a unique parent-chain and side-chain architecture that enables obsolete past transactions to be pruned, with both parties’ consent.

At EZYcount, we are very excited by the prospects blockchain technology can bring to the area of SME accounting. Individuals can buy a token (…) that enables business ledgers to be updated and monitored by participants and independent third parties. The potential to remove paperwork, additional costs and guarantee transparency for governments and regulators is too big a prize to give up. The Ardor blockchain enables us to carry this out in a way that would have been unimaginable five years ago.

Their whitepaper is to be released – you can sign up to receive it here.

ANNWebsite | LinkedIn | Reddit

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  • CTC ATM – Pocket Developer Edition

Do you remember CtC? The Ignis asset token? Last week they announced a developers kit.

Ever since CtC moved from Ethereum to the Ignis child chain, they have made some progress in developing their real-world usecase: providing people with a way to change their spare coins into crypto at airports, to exchange crypto at CtC ATM’s, and to enable merchants worldwide to take crypto as payment. We are longingly waiting, as we present their latest update, a little sad to see how they will NOT ship the kit to the largest crypto markets.:

This is the developer’s edition which is made sorely for developers who wants to experiment, develop more with CtC Pocket.

The device comes with magnetic card reader, camera, basic android software, ctc basic software, receipt printer, ic card reader, batteries, sim cards slots, memory card slot and wifi function.

(…)

The machine is made sorely for experiment at this stage. We, the CtC will not be responsible for any transaction made with this device nor any conversion done to this device which leads to financial losses.

The shipment for the unit is sent by DHL and it will be around second week of July 2018.

We will not sell nor ship the unit to the United States, China, South Korea, Japan, North Korea, Syria, Libya, Yemen, Somalia, Congo, Zimbabwe, Pakistan and Iran.

Website | Whitepaper | Twitter

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CLONES

  • Metrodex Airdrop

The Metro team announced welcome specifics about their upcoming airdrop, occurring this coming week!

 

 

The snapshot block is getting closer, NXT holders:

NXT Snapshot block: 1894000 (approximately on June 22nd).

100,000,000 MTR coins or 10% of the max circulation supply will be distributed to the holders of NXT. For each 10 NXT on your (own) wallet at the moment of the snapshot, you will get 1MTR.

Also, 100,000,000 MTR coins go to the Metro development team.

Airdrop coins will be locked on the blockchain start. Every mined block will unlock 1/200,000 of locked balances. Thus, about 1000 initial distributed MTR will be unlocked every mined block. The whole initial distributed stake will be unlocked when miners receive 400,000,000 MTR.

Follow the thread in the forum

More info

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  • Apollo (APL)

Also, the Apollo team announced instructions on how NXT holders can claim airdropped APL tokens if they held NXT on January 14:

Let us emphasize what they link to from that tweet:

We recommend you NOT to login to any online node by using your passphrase, as this is the same passphrase that gives access to all your NXT, your other airdropped coins + probably also your holdings on the Ardor blockchain platform.

In order to move airdropped coins into a new account, we recommend you to create a new account address, set up a transaction of all your clone coins to this new account using the online clone client – but instead of signing online with your passphrase click “Advanced” > “Do Not Sign” > “Do Not Broadcast”.

Copy the Unsigned Transaction Bytes, and transfer them into the NxtBridge OFFLINE tool. Sign (offline) with your passphrase (private key), and copy the Signed Transaction Bytes back into the online clone client. Broadcast the Signed Transaction Bytes (cogwheel > Transaction Operations > Broadcast Transaction).

You have now moved your clone coins to a brand new account without exposing your passphrase to the clone server, or anyone on the internet even.

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  • Weekly Reminder: Clones, How to Act

Free cloning is one of the issues that often comes up when talking about open-source software. And this is not the first time that we have seen this happen in our ecosystem. Many Nxt clones were created over the past four years that have taken advantage of our excellent team of developers for their own benefits. Sometimes these clone creators fail to even mention the Nxt blockchain when promoting their cloned version.

This is why Jelurida decided to create a new type of “coinleft” license, the JPL, in the spirit of the GNU General Public License, but better suited to protect the interests of open source cryptocurrency projects.

According to the JPL, any public clone of the Nxt blockchain will have to distribute 10% of all the tokens in that new cloned chain to NXT holders. Any public clone of the Ardor blockchain will have to distribute 10% of all the tokens in that new cloned parent chain platform to the IGNIS holders.

Full text of the JPL v1.1: Ardor _ Nxt

You usually can see your airdropped coins by logging into the online wallet from the cloned chain (e.g., for Apollo) with your Nxt/Ardor/Ignis account address. You never want to expose this to an online node from an untrusted source. With apologies to these third-parties, you are only trustworthy if you have proven to be so. If you want to, safely, move the coins, make an Unsigned Transaction on the clone’s client and sign it with NxtBridge Offline or (if it is an Ardor clone) with SIGBRO OFFLINE. Paste and broadcast the Signed Transaction Bytes or the Signed Transaction JSON with Nxter.org/wallet or any other Nxt/Ardor node. Should we make a “How-To” video?

Note, that if you want to support a clone by forging, you will have to download their client and server software.

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DEVELOPMENT

  • Ardor Lite Update

Last week Ardor Lite came out of beta and the app is available to download and use.

mrv777

Ardor Lite Wallet released out of beta on Google Play. Public reviews/ratings are allowed, so I would really appreciate people trying it and leaving a review and/or rating 🙂

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=mrv.ardor.lite

I know users like to know the official team’s stance on community wallets. (…) Jelurida has now stated that they will look over the code within the next few days.

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EXCHANGES

  • ARDR and NXT in Zecoex

This exchange will enable the trading of Ardor and Nxt against the US dollar and the Indian rupee. Zecoex is India’s most diversified cryptocurrency exchange currently live with 80+ currencies and expanding.

Trading begins this week on June 18th.

Source

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  • Support your Tokens

Opportunities to demonstrate support for ARDR / IGNIS and NXT are still out there:

Bithumb

Let your voice be heard:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdzAZF-CnfquN4MomAOzoWb_GZEUl9PZmtLQi18Cfg4sZPJXg/viewform

TOKOK

Nxters can vote to get NXT and ARDR listed on this upcoming Chinese exchange.

Tokok wrote:

TOKOK.COM will launch its trading system in June 2018. Now we have to decide on the first listing coins. In line with the goal of building a consensus community, it is our duty to serve the users and make them satisfied, we decided to launch the first listing coins vote activity.

Voting start time: At 14:00 on June 9, 2018;

Deadline for voting: 14:00 hours on June 25, 2018;

The result announcement time: June 25, 2018 at 15:00.

i42silver voted and wrote:

1. Get a Wechat account
[1a. Follow TOKOK’s official Wechat account :”TOKOK咨询” (Wechat account :TOKOKZX)]
2. Scan the QR code above
3. You will be directed to a webpage inside wechat, scroll down and locate [the Nxt or the] Ardor icon, below the icon tap the orange button (投票) to vote.

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IN THE MEDIA

 

  • EMBlog Mayo Clinic – Blockchain: A New Technology for Health Professions Education

From the guy who created Ardor Blockchain Bootcamp, the Udemy course, comes this guest piece in which Ardor is briefly mentioned as a solution for the healthcare industry looking to implement blockchain-based solutions.

efunkem, creator of the Ardor Bootcamp, wrote:

Hey guys, I wrote a paper about blockchain and education that got published in a pretty decent medical journal. The place where I work has a blog and wanted to run an article about it and I put in a (very tiny) shot out for Ardor!

Source

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  • Fintech Weekly – Token-as-a-License, Blockchain’s Next Evolution

The CEO of EZYcount, Vivien Fuhrer,  wrote an intro piece about his new blockchain concept – a Token-as-a-License (TaaL).  The new business models afforded by TaaL allow for a new breed of software start-up to sell license rights secured over the blockchain. The author claims that this will make digital goods and services instantly accessible to anyone anywhere in the world.

He wrote:

Customizable tokens are tokens that can be coded and defined freely by developers such as tokens on Ethereum, with its most popular example being the ERC20. Non customizable tokens are standard tokens which are created through an official interface such as the Ardor wallet to create tokens on the Ardor blockchain. The main advantage of customizable tokens is the possibility to fully customize the token to fit the needs of the business. The main advantage of non-customizable tokens is the security, speed and easiness to create a new token. TaaL combines all the aforementioned benefits of customizable and non-customizable token software through the blockchain.

Source

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  • Cryptoactive.ru – ДЕТАЛЬНЫЙ РАЗБОР ПРОЕКТА ARDOR

This Russian-language blog post is informative about Ardor and explains its ICO and some of the basic properties of the system. The article pulls from the following infographic when it speaks to the efficiency afforded by Proof-of-Stake (PoS) blockchains.

Source

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PRICE EVOLUTION

  • Blocker.nl – Exclusief als Eerste in de Nieuwsbrief: ARDR

Source

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  • TradingView – Ardor at the Bottom. Is it Worth Taking? By DestinationMoonCrypto

Source

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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 this past week:

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And that was all for this week, fellow Nxters. By posting our newsletter to Medium we found out that the Nxter newsletter is a 22-minute read! If you think that is long to read, consider how long it takes us to make it.

Help Nxter.org continue to provide focused coverage and grow by rewarding us for our efforts. Donate to MEKH, our loving patron: NXT-TK9J-MEKH-MUP9-HFCH2 / ARDOR-TK9J-MEKH-MUP9-HFCH2. Thanks.

Want to follow us on Twitter or Telegram for important breaking updates during the week as they happen – please do. We hope to see you back here next week. Keep walking forward towards the future and all that it brings.

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Nxter News – March 2018 (I): Kites Rise Highest Against the Wind, Not With It

March (I)

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.

 

COMMUNITY

MEETUPS

The AE

DEVELOPMENT

IN THE MEDIA

PRICE EVOLUTION

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


COMMUNITY

  • 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.

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.

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:

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!

https://twitter.com/4YFN_MWC/status/968524118374211590?s=19

Veronica wrote:

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 !!

Elizabeth stated:

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:

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.

But there was more!. They also had the MWC pitch as well.

Elizabeth [1:11 PM]
Box Motion won the award.
We are winners, nevertheless. Congratulations on a job well done, @riker and @jelurida

veronica
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.

Xavier
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!

Elizabeth
@Xavier and in meeting that goal we have won first place! I hope to see good fruits from the contacts and exposure. Huge success!

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

Veronica wrote:

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.

 

Meetup in Madrid, March 1st

Elizabeth stated:

Meetup this evening in Madrid – hosted by @almonte and @coradan, Sponsored by Ardor / Nxt Group: INTRODUCCIÓN A BLOCKCHAIN

Pask:

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.

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  • 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

Source

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  • Exchanges

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.

Elizabeth wrote:

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.

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!

https://lescovex.featureupvote.com/suggestions/5716/nxt-the-blockchain-application-platform

https://lescovex.featureupvote.com/suggestions/5688/ardor-best

https://lescovex.featureupvote.com/suggestions/5772/ignis-coin

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  • 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.

Ardorbaby stated:

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

Source

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  • 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.

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  • 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:

zuqka:
ignis.ardorblockchain.info
aeur.ardorblockchain.info
bitswift.ardorblockchain.info
All three are set

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  • Bitswift Child Chain Update

Last week the Bitswift team announced the following news.

bitswiftbro wrote:

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

Bitswiftbro:

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

Bitswift.shop takes payments in NXT, IGNIS, BITSWIFT, ARDR, ETH, DASH etc.

They wrote:

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/

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  • 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.

Source: https://t.me/ActionCoinNews

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  • 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.

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:

Important Read Airdrop from Clones – How to Act

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.
  • Wait.
  • 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:
https://t.me/LELEcoin/90879

Description from Jelurida about coins that are stuck on the blockchain:
https://t.me/LELEcoin/92782

Visit their website

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MEETUPS

 

  • 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.

Veronica wrote:

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.

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  • 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.

Elizabeth wrote:

Ardor / Nxt Community Ambassador, William Pacheco will be attending the d10e Conference in Seoul, South Korea next week.

Source

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  •  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.

Details:

March 20-21, The Autonomy Conference 2018, Scandic Bystranda Hotel, Kristiansand, Norway
Go to the Registration Site for the conference (in Norwegian).

March 22, Ardor Hackaton, Scandic Bystranda Hotel, Kristiansand, Norway
Go to the Registration Site for the hackaton.

More info

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The AE

  • Frasindo Crowdsale

Frasindo’s ICO is still ongoing, currently in Round 4.

 

Sandy, AKA san2ok, explained:

Sandy (^_^) v san2ok, [02.03.18 16:49]
Hello

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)

For FRAS
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

Artur Stanek in a seminar at Warsaw (Poland) while wearing a Frasindo’s Tshirt

How to buy Frasindo

Bounty Questions

More info

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  • 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
https://nextexchange.featureupvote.com/suggestions/5958/janus-token-jns

Your daily vote is appreciated. Onwards and Upwards! $JNS $ARDR

JNS tokens

Bjorn stated:

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

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

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DEVELOPMENT

  • Weekly Reminder: Bundling and deadlines

The parent-child-architecture of Ardor means that when Child Chain transactions are submitted, a bundling account must accept to bundle the transaction and send it to the Ardor parent chain to be forged. If a child chain transaction is not accepted and bundled by a bundling account within a default of 15 minutes, the transaction will be expired and will cancel.

The conversation below highlights how it works, and how to check for active bundlers and fees in the client and with API.

igmaca:
I have made two transactions of ignis coins from one wallet to another and they have been mysteriously canceled.

sebastien256:
They have most probably expired, your transaction most probably did not find a bundler. Are fees high enough?

Riker:
Child chain transactions are submitted by default with a deadline of 15 minutes. That’s why they disappear if not bundled.

igmaca:
I think it was because of the fee. the one that rejected me had put 0.02 and those that have been accepted have been 0.03 fee

chesslover:
What is the recommended “exception handling” approach to such cases? The transaction originator should be notified programmatically that the transaction has been cancelled or has expired

Also, is there a way to check if bundlers are running and if there is a minimum transaction fee?

martis:
Switch to chain you want to check, “gear” icon in top right, then bundlers.

chesslover:
@martis I meant programmatically

martis:
with api?

chesslover:
Yes
Or something like a work flow

martis:
http://localhost:27876/nxt?requestType=getAllBundlerRates
best rates: http://localhost:27876/nxt?requestType=getBundlerRates

Read a nice write-up about bundling here

and you can learn from the wiki about how to set up your own bundling service here

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IN THE MEDIA

  • Nxter.org – The Equal Market You Ought to Explore

We welcome WatchTower as a new external blogger on Nxter.org. This guest piece for Nxter highlights the importance of a key component of the Nxt and Ardor platforms: the marketplace. Without a marketplace, the client is just an exchange for your crypto. But with it, so many more opportunities arise. The Ardor marketplace is decentralized and enables direct peer-to-peer trading on the blockchain. It is an open store designed for buying and selling digital goods, but physical items can be listed as well. You are able to buy and sell via the marketplace for IGNIS, Bitswift or a fiat-pegged token like AEUR. The only limit to what you can do with this is your imagination.

The author wrote:

Years have passed and the rains of ideas have fallen unto the plains of execution effecting sudden germinations of several digital currencies. They rose from all directions with similar offers and only a different name and people behind them to distinguish them. Few stood out with more to offer and determination to bring that future even nearer.

From BCNext came the idea of such a rare currency in 2013. A second generation of cryptos that was developed from scratch. It came with many features that would have been thought of to be the future of digital currency such as shuffling, decentralized DNS, peer-to-peer exchange, voting system to mention a few. It emphasized on the broad nature of blockchain which was more than just a currency.

Source

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  • Medium – 2018 Blockchain-as-a-Service (BaaS) Platform Review: Part I

A quick overview of the BaaS environment as of early 2018. Ardor is one of the key players and is well-positioned to challenge Ethereum as the dominant blockchain solution for businesses.

They wrote:

  1.  ARDOR comes with its own decentralized exchange. The Ardor client is well packaged to manage token, asset, exchange and etc.
  2. ARDOR is the first operational multi-chain (also called parent-child) architecture which provides a solution to blockchain bloat as well as a token per application design.
  3. Regarding technical discussion around multi-chain, I found that Lior Yaffe’s summary is insightful.
  4. ARDOR in 2018 may repeat ETH in 2016 and a lot to expect from this undervalued platform.

Source

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  • Medium – Ethereum’s Reign As “ICO King” May Soon Be At An End

More and more companies are learning about the advantages of Ardor as an ICO platform. The following chart does a great job highlighting how Ardor is a step above the competitions when it comes to built-in functionality. Businesses are likely going to start appreciating the benefits of 0 fee child chain transactions more and more in the coming months.

Visit the original article at Medium to view the full table

Will Ethereum still be the top ICO platform by the end of December 2018?

* — Ardor “0 fee transactions” — users can experience 0 fees, but the owner of a particular “child chain” will need to pay for the verification of those transactions through a process known as “bundling.”

Source

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  • Valas News – Kurang Diminati, Koin IGNIS Terus Alami Penurunan Di Pasar Indonesia (Indonesian)

This article describes the trading behavior of IGNIS after it was listed recently in Indonesia. The author remains bullish that Indonesian crypto traders will soon appreciate the value and functionality of IGNIS .

 

Source

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  • The Next Web – Bridging Blockchain’s Gaps is the Next Major Hurdle

This comprehensive article highlights Ardor as being one of the best examples of adding scaling and interoperability to the greater blockchain ecosystem as the space moves towards greater mainstream adoption.

They wrote:
Ardor, the brainchild of Jelurida, has taken a unique step towards opening the blockchain ecosystem for us even further through the introduction of child chains. Ardor has effectively built its own blockchain on which other chains, referred to as child chains, can be integrated to benefit from the main chain’s infrastructure and security.

Source

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  • Invest in Blockchain – 25 Industries That Blockchain Will Radically Transform

Ardor is mentioned as one of most transformative blockchains. Specifically, they espouse the virtues of the unique child chain architecture of Ardor and how it is an excellent scaling solution business looking to develop their own decentralized blockchain app (dapps).

They wrote:

 Ardor is another big player in this space. It utilizes the technology of the NXT platform to offer child chains. The project’s parent-child chain architecture will allow businesses to create products on customized blockchains that are secure and lightweight. Transactions can be removed from the child chain once over, to keep the chain free from bloat.

The child chains can run either on Ardor’s own tokens or one of the chain owner’s choice. This child chain supports a variety of features and makes the use of blockchain for a company simple, as opposed to building a blockchain from scratch. For a detailed look at Ardor, read our in-depth article here.

Source

 

  • Chipin – 10 Altcoins and Platforms to Hold You Over in February 2018

The article mentions Ardor as easy to use and easy to implement blockchain ecosystem for businesses.

Ardor’s unique child-parent architecture solves two key issues in the blockchain ecosystem, specifically, (1) blockchain scaling and bloating, and (2) business customization issues. Ardor addresses scalability by (1) separating security and functionality through the creation of multiple chains, with complete child chain pruning (keeping the blockchain size smaller), and (2) providing easily customizable and ready to use building blocks, similar to WordPress, to businesses.

Source

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  • A Bit Greedy – Ignis Coin Guide: Complete Analysis

Ignis is the first child chain of Ardor and it will always be the one with the most functionality of any child chain in the Ardor ecosystem. This article does a good job highlighting the many great features that the Ignis child chain has.

Ignis is the first child chain of Ardor. It supports all the features of the NXT blockchain except the forge feature. Child chains do not forge on the Ardor blockchain platform. Additional Ardor features are also available on Ignis.

All the features available on Ignis include asset exchange, marketplace, monetary system, phasing, voting system, messages, account leasing, account monitor, coin shuffling, plugins, asset control, composite phasing, asset share increase, and by-property phasing.

Source

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PRICE EVOLUTION

  • TradingView – ARDR by HamadaMark

Source

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  • TradingView – Is ARDR About to show some Enthusiasm?

Source

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  • TradingView – Ignis: up to 220% in Next 2 Weeks?

Source

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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 or Telegram for important breaking updates during the week as they happen. See you back here next week! Spring is coming as is more exciting and eventful news on third-party exchange support for IGNIS/ARDR and news about how to SAFELY access your airdropped tokens from the cloned blockchains! Stay warm, dry, and stay informed, dear Nxters. We will keep you updated on the growing world of distributed ledger technology.

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Nxt News – January 2018 (I): Believe You Can And You Are Halfway There

January (I)

Welcome again, fellow Nxters! Happy New Year and Happy Ardor Days! The new year is upon us and that means the long-anticipated launch of the Ardor mainnet. Learn about what happened with the Nxt Snapshot, the untimely demise of the Jelurida web wallet, how to access your IGNIS tokens, watch a new episode of Ardor Time and more.

We welcome back our old readers and warmly welcome our new ones. The cryptosphere is a large, complex, and largely mysterious place for most 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 enjoy the important crypto news from last week!

 

NXT COMMUNITY

NXT AE

DEVELOPMENT

NXT IN THE MEDIA

PRICE EVOLUTION

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


NXT COMMUNITY

 

  • Ardor Genesis Block 

The Ardor blockchain is now live! The Genesis block was successfully born and now Ardor is a fully functioning blockchain. Remember that IGNIS is an Ardor child chain, as such you check your balance of IGNIS on the Ardor client. Many people have worked very hard to make this extraordinary thing happen, congratulations to everyone!

https://twitter.com/AvdiuSazan/status/947621207775563776

https://twitter.com/Jelurida/status/947622003523162113

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  • Nxt Snapshot Block

Last week the Nxt Snapshot occurred at block height 1636363.

The Ignis child chain was spawned with the Ardor genesis block, and you can now download the latest version of the Ardor Platform client, below, and access your account balance. All accounts that held NXT have been credited with IGNIS. Note that assets like Janus and Bitswift have migrated to the Ardor blockchain, they will no longer be listed on the Nxt AE.

Jelurida announced:

AFTER THE NXT SNAPSHOT

The NXT snapshot was taken at block 1636363 and everything worked out as expected.

THANK YOU ALL for your incredible support!

Please remember that the trading of the Ardor, Bitswift and Janus assets is not possible anymore on the Nxt blockchain, anyone trying to sell you one of these assets is selling you fake tokens. The trading with Ardor, Bitswift and Janus will be possible on the new Ardor platform only.

*** AFTER THE NXT SNAPSHOT ***The NXT snapshot was taken at block 1636363 and everything worked out as expected…

Geplaatst door Nxt Blockchain op donderdag 28 december 2017

Also, due to the big interest in the airdrop process, nxtforum.org obtained a record of visits.

 

 

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  • Android Ardor App

Android users rejoice! You can now trade and check your balances with the official Android app, released with v2.0.10. This version is a mandatory update, read more here.

 


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  • Where is the Jelurida Web Wallet?

Jelurida announced last week that they had terminated their web wallet service due to constant DDOS attacks and to add more decentralization. For all Nxters who used the web wallet, you now need to download and run the Nxt client locally on your device. We at Nxter feel that Jelurida did not give their investors and community much warning. Nonetheless, there are now two ways to access your Nxt wallet – via running a full node (which we always recommend!) or by selecting the “light client” option during the installation process if you do not want to download the Nxt blockchain (and support the network). Remember to forge if you have a balance of over 1000 NXT or ARDR on their respective blockchains. Forgers are awarded tokens for their time keeping the network safe and secure.

Jelurida announced:

The Jelurida web wallet https://nxt.jelurida.com/index.html has been a convenience service.
It served its purpose while it lasted but unfortunately we had to take it offline since:
1. It became a lucrative target for hackers and a prime DDOS target
2. It defeats the purpose of decentralization – aren’t we using a blockchain so that we don’t have to depend on single corporate entity?
Instead we recommend users to setup their own nodes.

Source

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  • Q&A session about the Snapshot with Lior Yaffe

An AMA styled Q&A with the community on Slack has been printed below. Lior and other members of Jelurida answer community questions regarding the Nxt Snapshot, the future of Nxt, the purpose of Ardor, and more.

Source

 

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  • Introducing a Gateway Between the EURO and the Ardor Ecosystem

Jelurida partnered last week with Ardorgate to take another step toward the implementation of blockchain technology for small and medium companies. The fruit of this partnership is the Euro pegged child chain named AEUR. The new AEUR token provides a quick and simple entry point into the crypto world using the Euro. Each AEUR token will always equal exactly 1€ and this is guaranteed and backed by Ardorgate, which has partnered with MISTERTANGO bank (www.mistertango.com) as the payment processor.

Martynas Bacevicius; Ardorgate founder and blockchain engineer, wrote:

“The entry point into NXT has always been a problem for our European customers, using the AEUR Ardor child chain we now have a simple solution to convert between the EURO and our tokens. Anybody can be a bundler and earn AEUR. I do not have any control here. Except I’ll start a bundler with 0 fees”.

“We are excited to work with Ardorgate to deliver the best user experience in the blockchain industry”, says Lior Yaffe Co-founder and Managing Director at Jelurida.

Source

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  • Blockchain Public Sector Use Case on Nxt

The Austrian government will be using Nxt. The company behind providing digital identity citizenship for Austrian citizens, A-Trust, has created a platform based on Nxt blockchain tech so that local Austrian municipalities can reach out to citizens and publish their announcements via smart digital billboards.

They wrote:

A-Trust GmbH starts a Blockchain Project for Austrian City Halls based on Nxt

A-Trust is the entity responsible for providing the digital identity citizenship on card and mobile smartphone for the Austrian citizens.

In 2017 creating a powerful and trustful application using blockchain technology seemed to be the perfect complement. A-Trust teamed up with Jelurida and the ANG (Ardor Nxt Group) to initiate an enterprise application based on the Nxt Blockchain technology which will enable Austrian municipalities to publish their announcements on a digital bulletin board created for this purpose.

At the moment municipalities in Austria publish their information for the citizens as hard copy, send them via newsletter systems and/or put them on websites, created by the municipals themselves. Although a majority of municipals are doing an excellent job regarding the information-flow to the citizens, the municipal information platform, created by A-Trust and based on nxt blockchain technology will help to take the process of citizenship-information to the next level.

Source

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  • Ardor Time Episode 3: Blockchain Public Sector Use Case on Nxt

The latest video from Ardor Time. This episode explores the growing ecosystem of the Ardor and Nxt platforms. Great for sharing and promoting general awareness of the Ardor and Nxt blockchains.

Ardor Time continues to explore the growing ecosystem of the Ardor and Nxt platforms.

Check out the latest news:
– Third-party exchanges supporting the IGNIS Airdrop
– New director of the ANG, Elizabeth Mong
– Co-founder of Jelurida, Lior Yaffe, speaks about Ardor
– A-Trust – Austrian digital identity citizenship provider
– Free ebook explains in great detail about Ardor vs. competition.

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  • Ardor Days Facebook Live Event

Have you ever wondered who the other Nxters really are?

Elizabeth Mong – the new ANG director – has been hosting a series of live interviews with members of the Nxt / Ardor community. Get to know the personalities and the passions behind the people who make our ecosystem what it is. Learn about the core devs from Jelurida, the marketing team, the businesses, the editor of the Nxter Newsletters. Celebrate Ardor Days by watching the interviews and connecting with the passion and the enthusiasm we have for our work. Sure, we provide you with a comprehensive weekly newsletter but have you wondered whether or not we are actually people?

 

Elizabeth wrote:

@damelon will be joining me to launch the Ardor Days Facebook Live event tomorrow over the time of the NXT blockchain snapshot. It will be a fun time of reminiscing for old time NXTers and a chance for newcomers to get an insight into the community and development over the past four years. Celebrate with us here:

Geplaatst door Ardor Nxt Group op zaterdag 23 december 2017

This one is the interview with James, our editor.

Conversation with James Godwin

Geplaatst door Ardor Nxt Group op donderdag 28 december 2017

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  • Ardor: Blockchain Token- What is it? Ep. 31

More coverage of Ardor. This episode released last week explores the similarities and differences between Ardor and Ethereum. An enjoyable video and we thank Blockchain Token for highlighting our great community.

They wrote:

This episode of Blockchain Token – Which is it? covers Ardor!
In this series, we will cover the different types of blockchain platforms and cryptocurrencies on the market right now. We’ll give you a quick description of each blockchain/token, its function, who is their competition and where you can learn more.
Ardor is one of the projects that is offering blockchain as a service, basically the project connects people willing to build a blockchain with private companies that need them. Ardor is built off of NXT blockchain tech, an alternative to bitcoin and ethereum’s blockchains. See how Ardor differentiates itself with this episode of Blockchain Token – What is it?

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  • LD Studio – The Next is Ardor

Documentary about Lior’s trip to China last year in which he spoke to the great and growing Nxt / Ardor community. This Chinese language video is great coverage of Ardor in the world’s biggest market for cryptocurrencies.

Documentary about Lior’s China Trip and Introduction to Ardor

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  • Buy books on NXTER.ORG and get Reward

Oh hey, shameless self-promotion time! Buy the SNAPSHOT book from Nxter and receive a nice little bonus! Why not learn about the fascinating history of Nxt, the PoS blockchain, the many use cases, the incredible community, and be rewarded!

apenzl –

Oh. Someone found out that we give rewards to people that buy SNAPSHOT on NXTER.ORG.

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NXT AE

  • Janus – Status Update

Janus tokens can now be traded on Ardor.

For the interim between the Nxt Snapshot on December 28th and December 31st, Janus assets could not be traded as they migrated from the Nxt blockchain to the new Ardor blockchain launch. The Janus asset ID’s have the same names on Ardor as on the Nxt blockchain.

 

 

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  • Bitswift – Status Update

Bitswift writes:

We now accept Ignis token and Doge coin on Bitswift.shop.

Also we have a new bitswift.shop product manager and Bitswift rep on board. Will make formal announcements in coming days.

Unfortunately, Bittrex did not support the Bitswift Airdrop. Bitswift reached out to Bittrex to see if they could return the Bitswift tokens meant for NXT holders and redistribute them accordingly.

Bitswiftbro wrote:

It doesn’t look like Bittrex is going to honor our airdrop. If you had kept your NXT in the Nxt wallet, it would not be an issue. I tried pretty hard to get them to honor our drop but it seems they just did not want to deal with it.

At least they have not replied to any of my last requests.

I have also requested that they send our air dropped tokens that were meant for our community back to us so that we can find a way to re-distribute them. I have not received a reply on that either.

 

 

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DEVELOPMENT

  • Ardor Launch – Version 2.0.9

This is the latest version

This is the PRODUCTION LAUNCH of Ardor! Download it below to access you IGNIS and ARDR. After installation select “Returning User” and copy in your NXT account address. There is no need for your passphrase as it is the same for your Ardor wallet. Once in the client click on Ardor in the top left and select Ignis from the drop-down menu to see your IGNIS balance.

Jelurida announced:

Ardor 2.0.9 is released!

This is the first production release of the Ardor Blockchain Platform!

The Ardor Genesis Snapshot has been taken at Nxt blockchain height of 1636363.

The Genesis timestamp is set to 00:00:00 UTC, Jan 1st 2018.

Everyone with ARDR balance >= 1000 is invited to setup a node and start forging. Block generation will start automatically when the Genesis timestamp is reached. In the meantime, please check your balances and report any discrepancies from what you expected.

The first start after installation may take a few minutes, do not interrupt.

To simplify processing of phased transactions, the getExecutedTransactions API
now returns the transactions ordered by the height at which they were executed, not at which they were included in the blockchain.

Download it from https://www.jelurida.com/ (Ardor downloads) or  https://bitbucket.org/Jelurida/ardor/downloads/

 

Source

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  • Ardor Update – Version 2.0.10

Download it from https://www.jelurida.com/ (Ardor downloads) or https://bitbucket.org/Jelurida/ardor/downloads/

Changelog:

– This is a bugfix release, mandatory update for all nodes.

-Fixed an issue with block pop-off handling, which can result in a node unable to continue downloading the blockchain after encountering an error condition.

-Fixed processing of alias transfer transactions.

-Fixed exchange price handling affecting some coin exchange trades.

-Show correct total coin amounts for each chain.

-Other minor bugfixes and improvements.

-This release will perform a database rescan.

  • First Android Ardor Client

Android Mobile App https://bitbucket.org/Jelurida/ardor/downloads/ardor-client-2.0.10.apk
SHA256 05104090d274ef53645ab5f3cef6cebfc0f4a305d649beed8d0b2598ce0cb51f

Source

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  • NRS Update – Version 1.11.12

New update for the NRS (Nxt Reference Software) client – changelog below! In the last version 1.11.11 the biggest change is the default number of nodes connected to increased from 250 to 2000, this will prevent a network failure such as that occurred a couple weeks back.

Changelog:

-Fixed peer disconnections while downloading the blockchain. Upgrade to this release is recommended for all public nodes, to help improve download speeds.

-Snapshot code bugfixes. Added a checkpoint after the snapshot hardfork.

  • Updated Android client app

Mobile app link https://bitbucket.org/Jelurida/nxt/downloads/nxt-client-1.11.11.apk
SHA256 1f33561ae164ffd6f485ea7b82662daf7775935128152ffbd2ae93b9b5e8690f

Source

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NXT IN THE MEDIA

 

  • Lior Yaffe in Medium – Dealing with Scammers

Lior Yaffe, co-founder of Jelurida and a core dev, wrote about how he and his team deal with scammers – a persistent issue with blockchain platforms. An enlightening read.

However some scammers made a huge mistake, considering us to be total fools, they took the NXT they steal and invested it into our own ICO token.

Source

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  • Global Coin Report – Jelurida Releases The Source Code For Ardor (ARDR) With An Upcoming Blockchain Launch In January

Coverage of the release of Ardor’s source code for Ardor. Also talks about the details of the Ardor main net launch.

 

“The release of the testnet is an important milestone setting standards for the whole blockchain industry paving the way for mainstream adoption of blockchain technology,” stated Jelurida’s co-founder and managing director, Lior Yaffe.

Source

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  • CoinsMoon – What is Ardor Coin

CoinsMoon wrote about the Ardor blockchain ecosystem and the significance of the revolutionary child chain architecture behind Ardor. We appreciate the coverage and encourage you to read the article.

Ardor is a blockchain ecosystem

As you can read on the website, the Ardor platform is much more than a cryptocurrency. It is a platform that will become the backbone of a powerful ecosystem, including a large number of assets, currencies, and most importantly child chains.

Source

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  • Newsbtc – How Blockchain is Pumping Life into Stale Business Models

The belief that Ardor will be a huge step forward in enabling small and medium businesses to adopt, deploy, and develop blockchain technology in an easy and scalable way is becoming more prevalent. The more coverage we have of this the better! NewsBTC covered the release of Ardor.

After 1 year of testing, Ardor will be released on January 1st. This will be a huge step forward in enabling businesses to adopt blockchain technology in an easy, scalable way.

Source

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  • Cryptotrade – Endless Possibilities For Ardor’s Blockchain as a Service Platform

The possibilities of Ardor as a service platform, especially as a BaaS (Blockchain-as-a-Service) provider are innumerable. Read this Australian coverage of the use cases and applications of Ardor and child chains.

TL;DR:
To sum this up, Ardor’s Blockchain-as-a-Service platform is built with interoperability between its child chains. Users from Ardor’s different child chains will be able to transact between each other directly, and their swap transactions are secured by their Parent chain.

Now is time for me to stop writing, and to let you continue to imagine all the use cases you can, the possibilities are endless. The Ardor blockchain will (hopefully) reshape blockchain and build a harmonised digital world.

If you are and enterprise or a consortium of enterprises, than start thinking about how you can modify the Ardor building blocks to fit your specific needs, and if you need help, contact me and I will be glad to help or guide you to Ardor’s developers team.

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PRICE EVOLUTION

 

  • 2017’s Biggest Cryptotokens Ranked by Performance

Source

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  • TradingView – Potential long set up on NXT

Source

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  • TradingView – LONG – NXT Buy Opportunity

Source

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  • TradingView – ARDR/BTC/POLONIEX/BITTREX

ARDR/BTC/POLONIEX/BITTREX BUY : 0.00009 – 0.000115 TARGET 1 : 0.0001 – 0.00011 TARGET 2 : 0.000123 – 0.00013 TARGET 3 : +0.00015 OR +0.00017 STOP LOSS : LESS 0.000087 OR 0.000097 STOP LIMIT BUY : 0.00013 / 0.00014

Source

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  • Weekly NXT/ARDR Price Evolution

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

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

 

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That is all for this week, Nxters. Make sure you find the Star Wars references in the newsly as you stay tuned next week for more coverage of the exciting launch of Ardor. More exciting coverage awaits as Jelurida continues to meet milestones and we will continue to cover and analyze the news for you. For those who cannot wait a week to learn more, visit our site. We explain in much more detail about Jelurida and all things Nxt / Ardor / Ignis.

Follow us on Twitter for important breaking updates during the week as they happen. Stay warm and stay informed, dear Nxters. See you back here next week! Happy New Year!

Help us grow and help us continue to provide excellent and focused coverage on the ever-growing blockchain space by rewarding us for our efforts. Donation address: NXT-TK9J-MEKH-MUP9-HFCH2.

Nxt News – December 2017 (IV): If Opportunity Doesn’t Knock, Build a Door

December (IV)

Welcome again, fellow Nxters! Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to you all! Jelurida’s gift of free IGNIS tokens will occur on December 28th! While you enjoyed the holiday season with your friends and family and pets we have crafted another newsletter that contains all the important information that occurred regarding Nxt / Ardor / Ignis last week. Learn how the Austrian government is using Nxt, seven exchanges announced support for the IGNIS Airdrop, Ardor looks for a US-based team to develop for Ardor, Travin Keith announced he will host a trading webinar and more await you this week!

We welcome back our old readers and warmly welcome our new ones. The cryptosphere is a large, complex, and largely mysterious place for most people and we at Nxter are changing that. We want our readers to become experts in the Nxt / Ardor / Ignis blockchain community so you can make informed decisions and impress your coworkers at the upcoming holiday parties. Lean back and enjoy the important crypto news from last week!

 

NXT COMMUNITY

NXT AE

DEVELOPMENT

NXT IN THE MEDIA

PRICE EVOLUTION

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


NXT COMMUNITY

 

  • Snapshot Block

Jelurida announced that the Nxt Snapshot will occur at block height 1636363 on December 28th. Any NXT you want to be counted towards the IGNIS Airdrop must be in a supported wallet by this block height.

You can check the last forged block (i.e block height) at nxtportal.org or by using your Nxt wallet:

Snapshot countdown:
https://nxter.org
https://www.ardorplatform.org/ardor-timeline/ardor-genesis-snapshot-ignis
https://www.ardor.world/en/

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  • Nxt Getting Started Guide

The ANG created a nice and simple guide to help you get started with NXT and ARDR!

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  • THE FOLLOWING EXCHANGES HAVE ANNOUNCED IGNIS AIRDROP SUPPORT

The Airdrop will be calculated on December 28th. Nxter recommends using the official local wallet but seven third-party exchanges have announced Snapshot integration support: Bittrex, AEX, Bitcoin Indonesia, HitBTC, Stocks.exchange, Freewallet, and Upbit. Any NXT you have in a wallet on these exchanges will be credited with free IGNIS.

Bittrex: https://support.bittrex.com/hc/en-us/articles/115003571832-Statement-on-Ignis-IGNIS-airdrop-to-Nxt-NXT-holders

AEX: https://www.aex.com/page/candy.html

HitBTC: https://blog.hitbtc.com/statement-on-the-upcoming-btc-hard-forks-and-ignis-airdrop/

Bitcoin Indonesia: https://blog.bitcoin.co.id/pengumuman-mengenai-airdrop-ignis/

Freewallet: https://freewallet.org/ Twitter

Upbit: https://upbit.com/service_center/notice?id=191

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  • AEX adds NXT / Bitcny Transactions

Last week, ANG partner AEX added NXT / BitCNY transaction support to the AEX cryptocurrency exchange.

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  • First Blockchain Ardor Meetup by Almonte

Community member Almonte found a hotel to sponsor the first Ardor Blockchain Meetup. If you are in Romania and want to learn more about the Ardor blockchain stay tuned as we announce more info.

Almonte wrote:

Finally I think I found a Hotel to sponsor what it would be my first Blockchain Ardor meetup. Now I am figuring out the way to attract businesses and university students of west Romania, this time I´ll try to show a less technical presentation (Isn´t it annoying that now everybody interest is on “how to invest”?

If anyone has non-technical slides about Ardor/Nxt to share with me, they are highly appreciated.

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  • Austrian Government Uses Nxt Blockchain

The Austrian government announced that they work with A – Trust to initiate an enterprise blockchain application based on the Nxt Blockchain technology which will enable Austrian municipalities to publish their announcements on a digital bulletin board created for this purpose.

Source

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  • NXTER.ORG – What Good is Ignis, Anyway?

By now our readers know of Ignis, the first child chain of Ardor. But what is Ignis? Segfaultsteve wrote a piece about its awesomeness. Learn about use cases and some of the permissionless functionality of the revolutionary child chain technology powered by the Ardor Platform.

What Good is Ignis, Anyway?

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  • Press Release LimeSoda, Ardor Nxt Group

Limesoda has announced a partnership with Jelurida and the ANG. We look forward to providing our readers with detailed updates about this partnership in the coming future.

They wrote:

LimeSoda and Jelurida (developers of Nxt/Ardor technology) will also explore together the option of creating an Ardor child chain, that serves as a payment platform for the Magento webshop system. LimeSoda is a Magento solutions specialist and is always looking for opportunities to take their portfolio to the next level.

Bernd Pfeiffer, Co-Founder of LimeSoda: We were very impressed with the director of the Ardor and Nxt Group, Travin Keith, and are looking forward to developing web-apps for us as a company in the future. Furthermore, we are resources available for when clients will approach us and request blockchain-driven apps.

Source

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  • Jelurida Helpdesk

Lior Yaffe, core developer for Nxt / Ardor, announced that he is testing a new helpdesk system for Jelurida.

He wrote:

Folks, I’m testing a new helpdesk system for Jelurida, if someone would like to open a ticket here I will answer it promptly https://desk.zoho.eu/portal/jelurida/home

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  • Nxt (NXT) Added to the Hashers Cryptoportal

Hashers added Nxt to their cryptoportal. Track and analyze how NXT is doing against the larger crypto world.

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  • ICO Alert Podcast #21: Lior Yaffe

Lior was interviewed by ICO Alert and he talked about Nxt, Ardor, and Ignis. No one is better at explaining these things than the man who worked on designing them.

They announced:

On the show today is Lior Yaffe, the Co-Founder & Managing Director of Jelurida, and Developer for blockchain platforms NXT & Ardor. During the show, we’ll discuss the upcoming IGNIS & Ardor launches, what makes Ardor different from other blockchain platforms, what will happen to NXT after Ardor launches, and more. Without further ado, let’s get to it.

 

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  • Chinese Community – News Updates

Updates for our Chinese audience. Many thanks to lege for being the Nxter conduit to the Chinese community – we warmly embrace everyone in our community!

User lege
https://www.toutiao.com/a1587404949973005/
toutiao.com
感谢legel及其团队做的一切,谢谢大家支持
感谢legel及其团队做的一切,谢谢大家支持

chinese fans celebrate the snapshot and mainnet

give some gift to our chinese fans

To thank them for their support

thanks to travin and jelurida

Riker and James

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  • Bitcoin in Arabic Talks Nxt / Ardor / Ignis

Bitcoin in Arabic released a video explaining Nxt, Ardor, and Ignis to the Arabic speaking world.

https://youtu.be/pewxslV4MRk

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  • NeocashRadio – Interview with Lior Yaffe from Jelurida

Lior was very busy last week. He also conducted an interview with NeocashRadio. This interview touched on where and how you can obtain NXT ahead of the IGNIS Airdrop.

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  • Travin Keith – Trading Webinar

Longtime community member, Travin, announced that on February 19th, 2018 he will host a trading webinar aimed at people with little to no knowledge about trading cryptocurrencies. More info to come.

Travin wrote:

Will be having a webinar about trading. Mostly for people between beginner and intermediate. Will mention Nxt and Ardor as well as ANG in my intro but focusing on my BitcoinMarkets role since that’s my claim to relevancy in trading. https://www.brighttalk.com/webcast/13689/294503?utm_source=BrightTALK&utm_medium=brighttalk&utm_campaign=294503

Fun fact: I found out about Nxt through BitcoinMarkets, despite it being against the rules to talk about anything that wasn’t Bitcoin at the time.

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  • Veronica Torras – Moving Forward, And Getting Into The Blockchain

Successful entrepreneur and new member of the Jelurida team, Veronica, wrote about how she ended up moving on with her life to newer and better things – the Nxt and Ardor ecosystem. An engaging and personal look at her journey from CEO of a startup to a key member of one of the blockchains on the cutting edge of technological development.

Veronica wrote:

Why Ardor and Nxt?
I asked around and, to my surprise, I found experienced people close to me who became my mentors, my wise “Yodas”. One of them introduced me to Nxt and Ardor technology, which I quickly found matched the three “must haves” that I was looking for in my next project: (1) great and solid technology, (2) talented, engaged and passionate people, and (3) a fast growing project in a disruptive sector.

Source

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  • Happy Holidays

From all of us at Nxter, Jelurida, and the ANG we say Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

Elizabeth, the director of ANG has a crypto-themed message for you. She wrote:

Just smile and say thank you if I shake your hand and leave you with a long string of numbers on a folded piece of paper. #givecrypto $ARDR $NXT #cryptocurrency #HappyHolidays

Kristina, from Jelurida:

Dear, Nxters! On behalf of the whole team, I wish you very Happy Holidays and a wonderful and successful new year! Thank you for your support!

All about NXT:

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NXT AE

  • Janus – Status Update

https://twitter.com/FloatingLamps/status/944180881610207232

Janus continues to assemble more rigs for their mining operation – JNSHash.

 

 

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  • Bitswift – Status Update

Concurrent with the IGNIS Airdrop is the Bitswift Airdrop as 10% of all SWIFT tokens will be distributed to IGNIS holders on January 1st. Bittrex is a great place to buy your SWIFT tokens after then Ardor launch on January 1st.

 

Bitswiftbro wrote:

You can see the largest address in bitswift is dedicated to blanket on top of all ignis holders, which is essentially all nxt holders yes.
Well actually my bad, the largest is bittrex address
Development Fund: NXT-3GV8-8347-UD38-FNU2U
Bittrex Exchange Account: NXT-S42Z-ERET-QLMX-4JR77

Transparency addresses

Realizing we have reduced the token supply of Bitswift through recent token burn. This means the amount allocated for Ignis users is actually slightly more than 10% of the total Bitswift supply. 10.45% to be exact.
NXT-2HKA-GTP2-ZBFL-34B9L <– Ignis air drop allocation transparency address
Was allocated prior to the token burn.

Feel free to download and create your own QR code and stick it on. Maybe stick it in someones stocking for Christmas. If you have crypto friends, send them a gift. We will release a new series every year. Next year theme.. 8 Bit retro

Bitswift Gift Cards Series 1 – Crypto Pioneers

 

 

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DEVELOPMENT

  • Last Ardor Testnet – Version 2.0.7.e

There is another mandatory testnet upgrade before the final Ardor mainnet launch.

Final preparations are being made ahead of the New Year’s launch of Ardor. This was the last upgrade to the testnet. Change log is below.

Extract from change log:

This release is a mandatory upgrade for all Ardor testnet nodes. It involves a reset of the existing testnet and starts from a new genesis block.

The new testnet genesis block is based on a snapshot of the Nxt blockchain at height 1624000. Forging on testnet is set to start at midnight UTC, Dec 22.

The BTC and USD testnet child chains have been removed, for consistency with the expected production child chains. The EUR child chain has been renamed to AEUR, with 2 decimals. Child chain ids for AEUR and Bitswift have changed to 3 and 4 respectively.

The child chain transaction types that affect only global platform entities and do not involve pricing or transfer of value are now allowed only on the IGNIS child chain. Such transactions currently are: asset issuance, setting account info, setting account properties, asset share increase, setting asset control, setting account control.

All fees have been reviewed and updated. Most fees have been decreased significantly, with the default Ardor chain fee set to 1 ARDR, and the default child chain fee to 0.01 ARDR.

Source

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  • Weekly Reminder – Regarding Network Issues

Last week many users discovered an error in their logs after experiencing network issues. The issue arose from too few nodes announcing their address via a parameter in the configuration folder. Jelurida is working on a more permanent solution but an immediate fix involves editing the suggested parameters in your NXT/conf folders and increasing the maximum number of connections.

Jelurida wrote:

In regards to the network issues that users experience – “No openAPI peers found” message in light client and “Maximum number of inbound connections exceeded” in the log:

The problem is that in the network there are too little nodes that announce their address via the nxt.myAddress property, and by default these nodes accept too small number of inbound connections (250).

We are working on a more sustainable solution, but it will require a new release.

For now I want to ask anyone who is running a public node, to first check if the node is accessible at the address announced with nxt.myAddress (port 7874 unless something else is set in the address), and then increase nxt.maxNumberOfInboundConnections.

How much to increase nxt.maxNumberOfInboundConnections depends on the hardware capabilities, 1000 should be safe even on weakest hardware. My node run for a day with 4000 inbound connections on VPS with 1GB of RAM. Then it run out of memory, but I also had a tesnet node there.

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  • Job Offer – Looking for a Developer to join a U.S. based Team

Do you have what it takes to work with the blockchain? Ardor is looking for people who are experienced with the Nxt platform who can apply their expertise to developing for Ardor.

Details:

HIRING! Hey everyone! Looking for a developer to join a U.S based team that can develop off of the ardor platform. We are leveraging the ardor platform in accordance with the JPL license. Need someone or a group who are familiar with building on NXT platform and can transition that expertise to ardor. PM me if interested! Happy holidays everyone!
Any leads would be great too :$

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NXT IN THE MEDIA

  • Forbes – Are New Platforms Threatening The Hegemony Of Bitcoin And Ethereum?

Forbes wrote about smart-contract solutions offered by new platforms like Ardor. Ardor’s smart transaction framework makes it very easy for developers to write smart contracts, unlike with Ethereum.

Smart contract platform Qtum, for instance, boasts a faster consensus algorithm compared to Ethereum while Jelurida-developed Ardor offers scalability and customizability through its child chain technology.

Source

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  • Zerohedge – When It Comes to Secure Networks, Ethereum Isn’t the Only Game in Town

Ardor is mentioned as a competitor to Ethereum. The article highlights the versatility and scalability of Ardor as a major selling point for businesses. A very informative read.

They wrote:

One such challenger, Jelurida, has created two platforms it hopes will challenge Ethereum’s dominance. While NXT was accused of having too much in the way of deliverables, spreading its focus too thin, the company expects its most recent entrant into the platform game—Ardor will prove to be a silver bullet. Ardor is custom-designed to let developers easily build applications on the blockchain with minor input.

It also features some creative improvements on Ethereum’s blockchain, including its parent-child chain architecture, which reduces bloat on the main chain and allows for better maintenance of the overall network. Ardor also utilizes Proof-of-Stake, which reduces the strain on each node and eliminates the need for costly mining, as coins are minted.

Ardor’s use of child chains that stem off from the main chain also adds several layers of security. The main blockchain will prioritize the overall network’s security, remaining lightweight and adaptable to changing loads. Additionally, each child chain will have transactions and data that don’t affect the larger chain, so even localized breaches can easily be quarantined without causing larger issues.

Finally, NXT and Ardor both offer an improvement on Ethereum’s smart contracts. While ETH contracts are still the norm, there have been several instances where a poorly designed contract wipes out large chunks of the currency. Jelurida’s platforms use smart transactions that are not programmable, enhancing its overall security while providing less room for the error’s that commonly plague Ethereum.

Custom Crypto

Cryptocurrencies may be getting the attention, but blockchain has more potential in the long run. Jelurida and its peers have the right idea, creating blockchain solutions tailored specifically for individuals or companies to build on them swiftly and creatively. Much like Ripple created a niche market to focus on the needs of streamlining cross-border transactions, Ardor, NXT, and others can capitalize on the demand for an agile and secure blockchain platform to build applications.

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  • CIO – The Rise of Blockchain-as-a-Service

Ardor is mentioned as a BaaS solution. The prunability and, hence, the solution to the blockchain bloat problem is highlighed and touted as a great solution for businesses.

They wrote:

 Jelurida, the group behind the pioneering proof-of-stake blockchain platform NXT, is now working on Ardor – a new project that is aimed at addressing blockchain’s scalability concerns for business users.

Jelurida also recognizes the need for businesses to anchor their blockchain efforts to a secure and scalable platform. Ardor improves upon its NXT platform to provide a more scalable and customizable BaaS solution. Central to Ardor is its child chain technology. A business using Ardor could customize its own child chain to keep its data separate from other organizations’ data on the blockchain. Child chains are still validated by all nodes on the network and can be pruned at a scheduled time. This reduces bloat on the main chain.

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  • Max Keiser – Blockchain Companies Still Need to Overcome Their Fatal Flaw

What is the fatal flaw of the blockchain? Scalability. The blockchain bloat problem is haunting Ethereum and Bitcoin. These platforms are not scalable as they are weighed down by their, immutable, histories. Ardor has a unique and elegant solution to this problem with their parent/child chain architecture. The prunability of Ardor child chains makes them lightweight, secure and very easy for businesses to deploy.

They wrote:

The Long Term Solution for Blockchain Scalability

Sensing a need for true scalability, the Jelurida group is working on their second platform, Ardor. The platform operates on a BaaS model that uses a parent chain in conjunction with several different child chains.

The model’s parent chain is purposefully small. Its main objective is to guarantee the security of the entire network, including the child chains. The platform’s additional functions will all run on child chains, allowing the blockchain to streamline processes and scale rapidly. Because the parent chain is built for security and other operations can be executed through child chains, blockchain bloat will decrease dramatically.

The brilliance of the platform is that it allows companies to create their own projects off of the platform in the form of child chains. They can be pruned without affecting the security of the parent chain while also allowing transactions to be paid in any child token, rather than the parent chain’s token. This gives companies the opportunity to still run as unique, autonomous entities while also enjoying the security of the parent chain. All chains will run smoothly because the architecture of the BaaS platform is designed to solve the bloat issue.

Additionally, the platform utilizes the Proof-of-Stake (PoS) consensus method as opposed to the costly and energy inefficient Proof-of-Work (PoW) protocol. This is particularly important to startups who want to implement blockchain technology but may have a hard time due to the high costs associated with PoW mining. PoS mining is also the preferable method in places where government regulators could crack down on blockchains’ high energy consumption.

Those who are new to blockchain technology can rest assured that the implementation curve is very shallow. The platform integrates well with APIs and is built in Java, resulting in an easy-to-use application. In light of these factors, it is quite likely that more companies will begin using BaaS models to improve their business operations.

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  • Potential Options for Pierre Rischman

The Nxt platform is mentioned as an option for the AVISIA Group in France.

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  • Medium – Parent Child chains Metaphor

Explanation about the unique architecture of Ardor. Read the article for a clever and easy way for non-technical people to understand the parent/child chain architecture of Ardor.

They wrote:

The Parent-ChildChains is a new blockchain architecture developped by Jelurida team in their new brand fresh Blockchain-as-a-Service plateform Ardor.
For the technical experts reading this article, it’s cristal clear and easy to understand. But for non technical people, it’s not so obvious to understand and to realize its potential and implications. Thus I came out with a small metaphor to help you get the mean idea behind this wired name.

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  • Investing – Ethereum Might Be A Victim Of Its Own Success, See 4 Alternatives Here

Ardor is mentioned as a competitor to Ethereum in the enterprise sector, which is very true. Ardor was created to solve specific blockchain problems and is being marketed, successfully, as a great and easy way for businesses to develop and deploy their own blockchain apps.

They wrote:

Ardor is another blockchain platform that has the potential to displace Ethereum as the go-to blockchain for the enterprise segment. In fact, businesses that need a Blockchain-as-a-service platform will find undeniable potential in Ardor’s value proposition. Ardor will make it easy for businesses to create their own blockchains using parent-child chains instead of the bloated nodes of some of the popular blockchains.

Credit: Coinmarketcap.com

Credit: Coinmarketcap.com

Using the Nxt technology created by its parent company Jelurida, Ardor’s blockchain simply has a main chain and a practically endless number of child chains. The main chain holds all Ardor token (ARDR) transactions but other features of the blockchain will be inaccessible in order to ensure improved performance and limit the odds of blockchain bloat. The child chains in turn are meant for businesses that want to create their own blockchain complete with tokens, aliasing, data cloud, account control, marketplace, and secure messaging among others.

Another key factor that gives Ardor’s blockchain an edge over Ethereum is that Ardor uses a Proof-of-stake (PoS) network as opposed to a Proof-of-work (PoW) system that Ethereum uses. The Proof-of-stake system is resistance to potential censorship threat that could cripple the cryptocurrency industry because it doesn’t require heavy mining and the need for a mining factory. Interestingly, Ethereum has started to consider the idea of switching to a Proof-of-stake model; hence, Ardor is on the right path and with a first mover advantage over Ethereum.

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  • AltClub – NXT price $6+ with 50% Free Ignis

A terrible and poorly written article that attacks Jelurida, Christianity, and the kitchen sink. We advise against reading the inflammatory content in this article as it will only confuse you do the writer having the grammar and syntactical abilities of a child. We at Nxter are above such petulant attacks but there is value in reading Lior’s responses to the claims.

User MikeA – Still uploading in parts (long article).

http://alts-club.com/docs/nxt-price-usd6-with-free-ignis.php

 

Lior Yaffe responded:

1. The date chosen for the snapshot is partially based on our past experience that our community members are working class people that actually on the holiday season will have more time follow the snapshot and launch process and perform the necessary testing. From this reason we also release many of our releases on Saturday even though we have nothing against Judaism.

2. The block height change was necessary since when we announced it in October we didn’t fully realize that exchanges will have to stop trading ARDR between the snapshot block and the Ardor launch. Once we realized this we decided to delay it by few days in order to shorten this time period. So oversight yes, but nothing sinister.

3. As to market manipulation and insider trading. Jelurida announced upfront that we will sell most of the NXT we raise and this is what we did. Take a look at account NXT-72LE-QYEV-D3LE-AM8G7 where we keep the ICO funds. This is all done transparently for anyone to see.
It’s really simple, account NXT-Y5Z8-XEQC-3AW2-46CF6 is the account which issued the JLRDA currency and received the NXT collected in the ICO, since this wasn’t a mulitsig account (long story) we constantly sent the collected NXT to account NXT-72LE-QYEV-D3LE-AM8G7 which is a multisig account and from there gradually to the Bittrex hot wallet NXT-97H4-KRWL-A53G-7GVRG – all recorded on the blockchain for anyone to see

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PRICE EVOLUTION

  • NXT Moonshot? IGNIS Airdrop Coming Soon

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  • Cryptovest – NXT Launches Like a Rocket After Bittrex Confirms IGNIS Airdrop Support

NXT just took off with a major pump, following an official announcement from Bittrex, one of the most popular cryptocurrency exchanges, confirming their support for the upcoming IGNIS tokens airdrop.

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  • TradingView – NXT, are you Ready for the real Breakout?

NXT is going to see another big pump in next 10 days. IGNIS airdrop is coming and it is currently causing a FOMO. Whales are pushing the price down with massive sell walls but once those sell walls are gone we will see the moon. This is not a trading advice and I am not responsible for any losses may occur..

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  • TradingView – NXT VISION / STRONG FUNDAMENT / 28.12. / AIRDROP /

HERE IS MY CHART FOR NXT for next week ! We can easily reach previous $BTC ATH -1.69% it’s returning cycle. WITH STRONG FUNDAMENT HOW IS AIRDROP NO PROBLEM

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  • TradingView – Nxt big pump Coming

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  • TradingView – NXT-BTC LONG

Many Reasons. Long-term: Massive C&H on Weekly Time-frame. Extremely Positive news with Ignis Airdrop on 12.28.2017 with free token reward. Short-term: Has broken out of Ichimoku cloud (Setting doubled to prevent false positives) on 1 day, 4 hour, and 1-hour time-frames with Tenkan above Kijun. Extremely Short-term: 1 HR -4.13% – Massive Bull Pennant Consolidating ready to make the next run upwards. I am putting 20% of the portfolio on this trade. Optimal bet size here according to Kelly Criterion. 1st Target is at 68k sats -1.51% for 32% fib line. 2nd Target at 50% fib at 80k sats -1.51%

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  • TradingView – NXT/BTC long

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  • TradingView – NXT – Here’s why it’s about to Skyrocket!

One of the biggest end of the week movers in the cryptocurrency space last week was (NXT), Here’s why it’s about to skyrocket! The justification for its existence is rooted in the deficiencies of what we might deem the first generation of cryptocurrencies – bitcoin -6.56 %, Litecoin etc. While these coins have expanded to become well-established in their own right, they each have drawbacks and – as adoption and mainstream use of these coins increases – the severity of these drawbacks will increase in tandem. The creators of NXT recognized this and set out to create what is essentially a brand-new type of cryptocurrency and, by proxy, one that seeks to resolve the issues associated with first-generation coins. Isolation, NXT uses what’s called a Proof of Stake ( PoS 4.52% ) algorithm to process transactions, as compared to bitcoin’s PoW. PoS 4.52% doesn’t require mining, immediately solving the efficiency issue. PoS 4.52% can also handle a dramatically increased amount of transactions per second, with this increased volume once again based on the fact that mining-based block verification isn’t necessary. The coin is up 25% over the last twenty-four hours and closes to 1,300% over the last four weeks. as bitcoin -6.56% becomes more popular – it’s drawbacks are going to become more apparent. We saw this yesterday with the more than 200,000 transactions stacked up and delayed as participants rushed into take advantage of the gains we were seeing in the market overnight. Final conclusion with Technical, NXT against BTC -6.56% is forming a Bullish flag anticipation of week BTC -6.56% and short-term gains to NXT, Which will Initially mine us our profit with this short term, long looking trade,

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  • TradingView – NXT Ignis Airdrop

Twitter Bittrex Yes, we are supporting the IGNIS airdrop. https://t.co/sDB8iD9Bfa https://twitter.com/BittrexExchange/status/943585026372902912 an hour ago Comment: Note: Bittrex will be closing our NXT wallet and stop trading the token to take accurate snapshots of balances. If any NXT deposits you had sent to Bittrex are not settled (i.e. marked as pending) by 6:00 PM PT, on 12/27/2017 (1:00 AM on 12/28/2017 UTC), you may not be credited with IGNIS.

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  • TradingView – NXT Quick NXT TA

Possible repeat of last couple waves? Volume increasing..

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  • Trading View – NXT–>free IGNIS pre-fork final info, Market Overview + Targets

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  • TradingView – ARDR/BTC

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  • TradingView – ARDR/BTC Risk/Profit…

In my opinion it’s not worth it already to buy POLONIEX:ARDRBTC 4.48% Si vis pacem, para bellum.

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  • Weekly NXT/ARDR Price Evolution

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

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

Live ARDR stats from the Nxt Blockchain Asset Exchange:

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That is all for this week, Nxters. Make sure you find the Star Wars references in the newsly as you stay tuned next week for more coverage of the New Year’s launch of Ardor, the NXT Snapshot, ongoing projects, and much more. For those who cannot wait a week to learn more, visit our site. We explain in much more detail about Jelurida and all things Nxt / Ardor / Ignis

Follow us on Twitter for important breaking updates during the week as they happen. Stay warm and stay informed, dear Nxters. See you back here next week! Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

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Nxt News – December 2017 (III): The Greatest Teacher, Failure Is

December (III)

Welcome again, fellow Nxters! The holiday season is here and the stress of buying presents for your friends and family is upon us all. Luckily, there are some things in life that can distract you and put your mind at ease. First, go see the Star Wars: The Last Jedi – it is really good! Nxt (see what I did there!), we have the news of the week; compiled and analyzed for you. Last week AEX partnered with ANG, a new video in the Ardor Time series was released, show your love of Ardor during Ardor Days, great gift ideas, and detailed “how-to” guides for moving your NXT to the official wallet from third-party exchanges ahead of the IGNIS Airdrop – all this and more in this edition of the newsletter.

We welcome back our old readers and warmly welcome our new ones. The cryptosphere is a large, complex, and largely mysterious place for most people and we at Nxter are changing that. We want our readers to become experts in the Nxt / Ardor / Ignis blockchain community so you can make informed decisions and impress your coworkers at the upcoming holiday parties. Lean back and enjoy the important crypto news from last week!

 

NXT COMMUNITY

NXT AE

DEVELOPMENT

NXT IN THE MEDIA

PRICE EVOLUTION

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


NXT COMMUNITY

 

  • The Future of NXT

The imminent launch of Ardor has many concerned that the NXT blockchain will be made obsolete. This is patently untrue. No blockchain is a one-size-fits-all solution. The Nxt platform will be actively supported for years to come thanks to the $15 M raised last quarter in the IGNIS ICO. Ardor does not replace Nxt, it compliments it. The Nxt platform is going strong and will do so for years. The Crypto Woman, the new ANG Director, explains with a new infographic:

 

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  • IGNIS Airdrop – what, where, when

A new informative article from apenzl summarizes the Airdrop and technology:

IGNIS Airdrop

 

  • Infogram – Move your NXT from Bittrex

Nxter recommends the local wallet with official NRS client as the place to move you NXT for the upcoming Snapshot. Third party wallets may need to implement official support for the Nxt Snapshot, and if they do not you will not receive free IGNIS. Users with a Bittrex account: the following infographic informs you how to transfer your NXT to your wallet.

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  • Move your NXT from Poloniex by Ardor Nxt Group

Likewise, here is an official guide for transferring your NXT from Poloniex to your local wallet. NXT left in a Poloniex wallet will not be eligible to receive IGNIS at the Snapshot on December 28th.

Elizabeth
And here is the much requested guide to withdrawal NXT from Poloniex. Feel free to share with hose whom it might help

 

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  • Video Explaining How To Transfer NXT from Bittrex to the Official Wallet

If you still have your NXT in a Bittrex wallet after the infographic above, congrats. We really, really want everyone to receive their Holiday bonus of free IGNIS. Watch this video for a detailed, and simple explanation of how to transfer your NXT from Bittrex to the official local wallet.

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  • Ardor Time Episode 2 – Child Chain Architecture | Security Meets Scalability

A new episode of Ardor Time, the new video series from Jelurida that is designed to promote, explain, and demystify the Ardor platform. Last week’s episode explained the unique child chain architecture of Ardor and what that means for scalability purposes.

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  • The Snapshot Book by Nxter added to @st_association Collection

Last week the Swiss Tech Association added ‘Snapshot’, the comprehensive Nxter source for information on the blockchain and the history of Nxt, to their collection. Plus it makes a great gift! Spread Holiday cheer and help support Nxter.org – link below.

“SNAPSHOT – Nxt, unsurpassable blockchain solutions” is a collection of articles, which, after a short introduction to the concept of blockchain technology, looks deep into Nxt – the tech and the decentralized community. It was published by Nxter.org for the 3rd anniversary of the Nxt Blockchain”

Buy it here!

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  • The Ardor Nxt Group Welcomes AEX.com 

The ANG announced last week that the major Chinese exchange, AEX, has partnered with them. Cooperation between the largest exchange in China and ANG is a powerful force.

The Ardor and Nxt Group (ANG) is an initiative by community members that enables members of the community to participate in the growth of the Nxt and Ardor Platform ecosystem as well as provide businesses, projects, and organizations in the blockchain ecosystem, a platform to gain wider visibility, as well as promote collaborative activities among its members.

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A detailed list of ANG membership tiers and their respective benefits:

Membership

Business Membership

The business membership program is a membership program that is free until January 15, 2018, for businesses and projects that are using or are interested in using the technologies developed by Jelurida, namely Nxt and Ardor, as well as those that are involved in the ecosystem, including, but not limited to, service providers, news agencies, such as Nxter Magazine, and community tool providers. However, businesses and projects will be categorized appropriately in order for users and other businesses to have a better experience when searching through members, as well as for members to be exposed better.

After January 15, 2018, members will either need to pay a yearly fee for the Business Membership or upgrade to the Premium Business Membership. This fee will be determined during the interim period. However, some categories will either remain free or have a nominal charge, and perhaps have a different membership category. These will also be determined during the interim period.

Premier Membership

The premium business membership category is targeted to larger businesses and projects that qualify for the Business Membership, though is by no means restricted to them nor is this category the only one available for larger businesses and projects. Additional benefits, such as better positioning on the site, as well as potential special press release, will be available for these members. The fee for this category will be considerably higher than the Business Membership, and may or may not take into account the amount of employees of the business.

All Corporate Supporters of the Nxt Foundation will automatically become Premier Members and retain this benefit for one year starting January 15, 2018, regardless of their remaining months as a Corporate Supporter. Until the fee for Premier Membership has been announced, no new Corporate Supporters will be accepted at this time.

General Membership

The General Membership program will mimic the Supporter+ program, retain all its benefits, including the choice of emails, as well as other new benefits to be announced during the interim period. At the time of this announcement, no new supporters will be accepted into the program until a proper fee has been set. However, all Supporters, with or without the + attribute, will be given this membership for at least one year from January 15, 2018, depending on their initial contribution. They will also be given this status during the interim period.

Disclaimer

Membership in ANG does not entitle the Member to an official status within the Nxt Foundation.

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  • Photos from Tokyo Meetup 2017

Last month Travin went to Japan to attend a blockchain expo. The link below summarizes his trip. A couple days later, November 13th, he attended a Meetup. The photos of it are below! Shout out to the Japanese members of the Nxt / Ardor community!

Nxt News – November 2017 (III): Push Yourself Because No One Else Is Going To Do It For You

http://viva-bitcoin.club/good-source-of-nxt-aldor/

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  • Chinese Community – News Updates

A new Chinese language article has been published for the Chinese community about Ardor. There is interest in China about Ardor and after the mainnet launch, it appears that many new exchanges will list ARDR. This is great exposure for the community as China is by far the largest market for all things crypto and blockchain.

lege
I have contacted some exchanges in china , they are all interested in ardor, when the mainnet launched they will consider to list ardr

today we post an article

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  • Crypto Woman: Let’s Have Some Fun!

A great idea to share your love of Ardor is to take a picture of yourself with an Ardor t-shirt on Ardor Days, December 28th – January 1st. Share your love on social media and let’s see how diverse and wonderful a community we have across the globe!

Elizabeth

Challenge: get and wear an Ardor tee-shirt, post a selfie and let us know where you are in the world – on Ardor Days, December 28th – January 1. Share to all you social sites

'HODL Ardor Crypto currency (HArdor)' Women's Fitted Scoop T-Shirt by Royce104
‘HODL Ardor Crypto currency (HArdor)’ Women’s Fitted Scoop T-Shirt by Royce104

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  • Ardor Launch Infographic

Another shout out to the community for creating this awesome graphic. Pass it around to friends and family to answer their questions about the launch of Ardor!

Veronica wrote:

Thanks to @joelq who did an amazing job with the content of this infographic together with @kristina and thanks to @Johnny Tran who did an amazing job with the graphic design! Everybody, feel free to download and share it on social media.

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  • We passed 5,000 Followers on our Twitter

Thanks to all our followers on Twitter! We appreciate you following us and recognizing us to be the go-to source for your blockchain news and analysis! Hopefully, we reach 10,000 soon!

5412 followers @Nxter_org

251 followers @NXT_Espana

246 followers @NXT_France

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NXT AE

  • Janus – Status Update

Update from Janus about the status of their mining farm – they experienced a setback: They are using too much electricity and they are not at capacity. They have a lead on a building with a 1000 amp line. This connection will allow for future growth and will result in bigger dividends for those who have invested in them.

Bjorn wrote:

Thanks everyone for your words in both public and private messages, I’ve just landed and there are some very good things occuring and one thing that was bad but will be remedied.

As you all know we are in the final stage of adding machines to the mining office. At 200 amps we can safely (usually) use 80% of this amount we hit our maximum. Hours before I left for vacation I had a weird feeling based on some of the wiring that leads to the master electrical box, they felt a bit too warm, we added the final machines but because our staff watching over are still a bit new I unplugged 3 machines that performed least. I figured this could offset my intuition, however, on day 2 our new team member TJ contacted me out of country and said there was no power.

We went through our entire electrical lines/breakers and there was no issue, the issue was outside… and later discovered an older transformer blew, so while our electrical is brand new the transformer was not and we have been down for ~4.5 days now.

2 other things happened: I have sought the past month approval for reduced rate, our rate was already very low but they granted it 0.0326 kwh killowatt per hour, this is amazing, however we need to get this transformer replaced! This issue sort of pissed off the town a little, but TJ calmed them down in my absence, and they then offered potentially a new property to better suit our needs. 1000 amps. I am bringing a new investor with me to negotiate with the owner of this facility, 1000 amps would be incredible and this new private investor wishes to help us grow.

IF this all comes to play it will change the foundational revenue by a large margin. Our developers are finishing some changes we requested to the Scraper site, this is being worked on, so, while we have to suffer some losses during this down time, there sprung some big positives once everything is operational as normal and growing. I will keep you all aware the only roadblock could be the time of year; the holidays in the US make people lazy. I am not lazy but I cannot force municipal elected officials to move faster than they will so I will push but not to the extent they push back, however, it must be fixed ASAP for you, for us, for all. Until then, be safe, and hodl.

 

 

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  • Adel – Status Update

An update for the Adel community on what happens after the plans to swap ADL to Ethereum. Also, hype for their first project – iFin.

What’s Next after NXT? ▲ Community Vote Wrap-up
After the success of Adel’s first community vote, @R0bInI0 looks at questions about the move, and what’s next in Adel’s plans to swap ADL to Ethereum. https://medium.com/@R0bInI0/the-community-vote-of-the-adl-coin-b510f6f67586

BIG NEWS: iFin Expansion ▲ Adel Ethereum Project
We’re excited to announce huge news on the first ever Adel project – iFin is getting bigger! The original aim of creating a Crypto loan platform has expanded – iFin.io will now include four additional financial instruments for trading, based on Ethereum smart contracts, using iFin tokens as its native currency:

• Crypto Swap • Exchange cryptocurrency and swap back in the future at the same rate
• Crypto Forward • Buy or sell offers, at a set rate, set in the future
• Crypto Binary • Bet on price movements of various cryptos using an agreed upon exchange rate
• Crypto Spot • Immediately buy or sell cryptocurrency
• Crypto Loan • Loan or borrow various cryptocurrencies based on several agreed parameters

The iFin platform will allow traders to maximize profits and liquidity, with low fees enjoyed in the crypto economy, while enjoying the benefits of a truly decentralized platform.Stay tuned for more major announcements on iFin’s development coming soon.

 

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  • Bitswift – Status Update

Continued exposure for Bitswift! Also a link to their newsletter.

Bitswiftbro:

December Tech Update, Client Newsletter :

 

 

 

Bitswiftbro:

Special thanks to spendabit.co for featuring us: https://spendabit.co/merchants/bitswift.shop

Bitswiftbro:

It has got my mind thinking of some really cool things.
Everyone can be a sales rep if they want.

 

 

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DEVELOPMENT

  • Weekly Reminder 

What are the most important things in the world? This will vary from person to person but one thing, apart from Star Wars, that should be up there for most important, “guard-it-with-your-life” importance is your Nxt account passphrase! Never, EVER, tell anyone your passphrase. This is your key to your account and all the NXT you have!

Jelurida has worked tirelessly to secure your account on the Nxt blockchain, but your passphrase is your account! Keep it safe, do not forget it. If you give out your passphrase others will be able to submit transactions from your account – if you forget your passphrase you will not be able to access your account!

We all need reminders, but this is probably THE MOST important thing regarding the Nxt blockchain! Keep it safe!

[From https://nxtwiki.org/wiki/How-To:CreateAccount] :

The most important thing to understand about your Nxt account is that you create your Nxt account using a private key in the form of a passphrase. This passphrase will generate your account address, so your passphrase is your account. Unlike other crypto currencies, there is no wallet file like wallet.dat.

The account address is needed to view your account, the passphrase is needed to submit transactions.

If you type in a different passphrase, you will open up a different account. If someone else types in your passphrase, they will access your account and get access to your NXT.

So be very careful with your passphrase!

Peter2615
https://nxtforum.org/index.php?topic=9779.msg191405#msg191405
>>>12 word passphrases are secure, I have personally audited the code and done the math and they are secure.

They use the javascript secure random number generator to product the necessary entropy, and selects words from a wordlist of 1626 different words, this gives us 1626^12 possible combinations and an entropy level of Log (1626^12)/log (2) = 128 bits of entropy
This is an arbitrarily large number, with 38 decimal places, even with one trillion guesses a second, it would take until beyond the heat death of the universe to compute the entire keyspace.

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NXT IN THE MEDIA

  •  CryptoSlate – The Birth of Child Chains

A nice piece about Nxt, Ardor, and Ignis. A thorough read that is great for the uninitiated into our growing community!

 

 

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  • Pre-press Release of our Ardor/Nxt/Ignis Gamejam 2018

Jelurida and ANG will co-host the Ardor/Nxt/Ignis Gamejam 2018 with the Center for Applied Game Studies at Danube University this coming August. The “game-jam” will see participants split into small teams that have 48 hours to create prototypes that act Proofs-of-Concept for gaming applications.

Alex Pfeiffer announced with Jelurida:

The goal for this particular “game jam” is to have small teams designing and developing prototypes that act as proof of concepts for the gaming market for 48 hours, resulting in 4-5 running demos. This will serve as the basis for further funding proposals in cooperation with the students, the University, Jelurida and ANG.

The event will take place between the 24th and the 26th of August 2018. Application forms will be available as from February 2018.

The Center for Applied Game Studies and Jelurida have already worked together on proposals for funding opportunities. During the MITA (Malta) 2017 game-jam, Jelurida and Alexander Pfeiffer have organized a site competition seeking gaming-related ideas on the Ardor network. As such, organizing such a creative event in Krems (Austria) is a great opportunity for both the University and Jelurida.

Alexander Pfeiffer, Head of Center for Applied Game Studies at Danube University:

I am very proud to co-host this event together with Jelurida and the ANG. We like to offer a creative atmosphere at our university for up to 30 students and developers to work on the projects within this “cryto game-jam” and gather some great keynote speakers on board; both for inspiration and as jury-members.

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(Microsoft Hackaton at Danube University Krems – Paper Prototyping)

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(Microsoft Hackaton at Danube University Krems – Early Stage of Programming)

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  • Lior Yaffe in Medium – NXT-based Multi-Currency ICO

Lior, guru that he is, wrote about how you can use NXT as an ICO token registry while raising funds using multiple cryptocurrencies. This is another great reason the Nxt platform is ideal for hosting ICOs and is further proof that Nxt has a long and healthy life ahead despite the imminent launch of Ardor.

Lior wrote:

In my previous article I explained how we used the NXT blockchain as a crowdfunding platform for our IGNIS ICO and how you can reuse our technique for your own crowdfunding campaign.

However, due to price fluctuations and liquidity issues, ICO issuers will benefit from diversifying their holdings. Therefore, in this article, I’ll explain how you can use NXT as ICO token registry while raising the funds using multiple crypto currencies.

Disclaimer: users buying the token using NXT will always have some priority when buying the token since other users will have to wait for their other crypto transactions to confirm first before receiving their tokens on the NXT blockchain.

Here is my proposed procedure:

Use a similar model to the IGNIS ICO with controllable currency and several price levels enforced by Exchange Offers as described in my previous article. Anyone who is familiar with NXT will be able to buy your token using the NXT wallet. However, users who want to buy using other crypto currencies will follow the process outlined below. I’ll assume BTC for the purpose of this document but this technique can be used for any other currency.

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  • Cryptovest – NXT Set to Burst Ahead of IGNIS Airdrop This Month? It’s a Gamble

The hype around the IGNIS Airdrop has pushed the value of NXT to record highs. Yet it could be a correction for a platform that has long been undervalued from lack of proper exposure. Cryptovest explained:

For those who don’t know, NXT is a blockchain platform that has been around since 2013, and while it has promising features, it didn’t really take off due to several issues, including the disappearance of its anonymous creator BCNext and lack of funding. Now with Ardor, the development team aims to get things right and build a new platform with the best features from NXT.

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  • Ardor – ARDR Scalable Blockchain For Businesses, Govt., and Banks

BitcoinExhangeGuide wrote about Ardor, explaining and highlighting the many strengths and unique features of the platform. A good read.

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They wrote:

Ardor is a major blockchain-as-a-service (BaaS) platform that helps companies to share digital currency with ease. It is actually the next generation after the Nxt platform, which is actually the first product from Jelurida. This is one of the three major BaaS options available right now, but there are many ways that it stands out.

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  • Forex Broker News and Reviews – What are Jelurida, Ardor, and Nxt?

Forex Broker News reviewed Jelurida and their properties.

They wrote:

While ARDOR and NXT are built using the same technology, they operate in fundamentally different ways. Ardor creates and maintains a standard full-length blockchain. The features and the functions of the software are however limited to record keeping and security. On top of Ardor, there are child-chains that maintain pruned blockchains made of only the last 24 hours worth of blocks or less. These child-chains reconcile their transaction balances every once in a while with Ardor parent-chain through bundle contracts. The moment a log of the transaction data has been secured on Ardor, child-chain pruning of older blocks happens.

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  •  Ardor in the Latest Let’s Talk Bitcoin Episode

Last week, LTB mentioned Ardor! The LTB Network is a publishing platform created for content providers to present the ideas and people involved with cryptocurrency — through podcasts, articles, and discussion forums.

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Thank you @adamblevine for mentioning Ardor in the latest LTB episode!

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PRICE EVOLUTION

  • Allcoinsnews – Ardor Market Report: ARDR Price Explodes Upwards

Ardor is among the top movers today seeing explosive upwards price performance in just twenty four hours. Ardor is up 49.90% in 24 hours, up 11.22% on the week and up 57.66% on the month on a last price of 0.00005392 BTC or about $00.94.

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  • TradingView – NXT vs. Bitcoin Bullish Divergence

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  • Weekly NXT/ARDR Price Evolution

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

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

Live ARDR stats from the Nxt Blockchain Asset Exchange:

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