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Nxt News – November 2017 (II): Be Happy With What You Have. Be Excited About What You Want.

November (II)

Welcome again, fellow Nxters! The brisk autumnal air is upon us. Christmas might as well be here, and Thanksgiving has not even happened. As always, last week was an eventful one for the Nxt / Ardor ecosystem. Rebranding was the apparent theme of the week. In anticipation of the upcoming new year, many sites and platforms are undergoing major rebrands, some are launching anew, and others are permanently shutting down.

We are the comprehensive aggregator and distiller of all the important and relevant news associated with the Nxt / Ardor ecosystems. We appreciate you sharing your passion with ours as we compile all the events that you need to know and, likely, missed in the last week. This newsletter is accessible to all, no matter your level of familiarity with the platforms. We ooze passion for Nxt and Ardor and we have plenty of content that is aimed at higher level, more technically oriented of our readers. Regardless, sit back and consume the news that was 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

  • IGNIS ICO

Everyone wants to know how much money was raised. With the IGNIS ICO officially over Lior Yaffe, co-founder of Jelurida, announced that Jelurida will release an official statement documenting the statistics of the ICO, including the money raised. It will be breaking news when it happens.

Ignis ICO Report 8

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  • [ANN] ArdorForum

News from the Nxt Foundation! With the launch of Ardor around six weeks away; January first, 2018, the Nxt Foundation (soon to be ANG) announced that there will launch a dedicated Ardor forum, creatively named: ArdorForum. The forum will be hosted on the same database that the Nxt forum is on so anyone with a NxtForum account will also have an ArdorForum account. More details to come in the coming weeks.

This forum will be one of the go-to resources for community members who have questions about all things Ardor.

VanBreuk, of the Nxt Foundation, wrote:

There will be a new forum very soon.

Good news is we’ll be using a parallel forum for Ardor, that will share the database with NxtForum, so everyone who has an account here will get an ArdorForum account, and gets to use both while keeping personal history.

The snapshot philosphy applied to the forum, if you want 🙂

I estimate the move will take place in a couple weeks from now.

Source

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  • Ardorrate.com is now ‘Moonstats’

It must just be that time of the year because there is a lot of new rebranding occurring. Yet the latest is Ardorrate.com becoming Moonstats. The latest version and the reason for the rebrand are explained below.

They wrote:

As many of you might have already noticed, the new version of ardorrate.com is live as of today. With the new version we also rebranded to a new name; ‘Moonstats’.

The Ardor price and historical charts are online at https://www.moonstats.com/ardr
The NXT price and historical charts are online at https://www.moonstats.com/nxt

A few new features of Moonstats.com:
– Support for multiple fiat currencies
– Price spread in charts
– Several technical and speed optimizations
– Brand spanking new design
– Available for all big crypto currencies

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  • Chinese Community – News Updates

Last weeks newsletter has been translated into Chinese. Some content has been trimmed from the original version.

Nxt 新闻 – 2017年11月 (I): 永不放弃

fz1128
Chinese supporters can continue to visit the Chinese version of Nxter.org.

https://www.nxter.org/zh-hans/

Also, fz1128 has been uploading Nxt/Ardor videos to the Chinese video site Tencent video, and he contacted the new https://www.zb.com and asked them to add NXT.

This new exchange, reply to me and let me to submit detailed information about NXT and team information of Jelurida.

Our deepest thanks and respect goes to fz1128, may more Nxters follow in his footsteps and do their part. Ain’t that the spirit?

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  • Important Reminder About myNXT Wallet

Users of myNXT Wallet received an email from VanBreuk last week. It was a reminder that the service will be terminated at the end of the year. The ongoing popularity of the NRS light client has doomed this third-party wallet. The service will remain operational as normal until November 30th. Users have until December 31st to migrate their assets to a new wallet.

VanBreuk wrote:

Dear myNXT wallet user,

Due to the wide usage of the official Nxt light client feature (https://nxtplatform.org/download) and the Jelurida public node (https://nxt.jelurida.com), the lack of manpower for development and support, and no clear path to profitability, myNXT has closed new user registrations and will phase out the MyNxt web wallet feature by the end of 2017.

You can confirm this announcement in the login page of the myNXT web wallet, at https://wallet.mynxt.info

You will be able to operate the myNXT wallet normally until November 30, 2017, and will be able to export the Nxt accounts in your web wallet until December 31, 2017.

For instructions about how to continue using your Nxt accounts outside of the MyNxt wallet, see https://wallet.mynxt.info/faq.php
If after reading you still have any doubts, please do not reply to this email. You can ask in our NxtForum board, https://nxtforum.org/mynxt-info

REMEMBER THAT MYNXT WILL NEVER ASK YOU FOR YOUR LOGIN PASSWORD OR YOUR MASTER PASSWORD. DO NOT SHARE THEM WITH ANYONE!

So it is VERY IMPORTANT that you, if you still have NXT, assets or currencies in your myNXT wallet accounts, take action before December 31. myNXT cannot access the contents of user accounts, so any contents in accounts that have not been exported by the end of the year will be lost.

We want to give a big thank you for your support, and we hope to continue to see you as both Nxt and ARDOR move forward!

 

  • Nxter Meetup with Riker in Amsterdam

Lior Yaffe was very busy last week in Amsterdam. Also known by his alias, Riker, he interviewed candidates for Jelurida and attended a Nxter Meetup.

Riker wrote:

Regarding a meetup. Would you like to gather at 19:00 at my hotel Hampton By Hilton Amsterdam Arena Boulevard and find a place nearby or does anyone has a better recommendation (https://www.google.com/maps?hl=en&q=Hampton+by+Hilton+Amsterdam+/+Arena+Boulevard,+Hoekenrode+1,+1102+BR+Amsterdam-Zuidoost,+Netherlands&source=calendar)

zuqka – Who is the guy next to Thomas?
farl4bit – @mantas779 is left

 

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  • @Almonte Showing Ardor’s Potential in Business

Last week Almonte was in Barcelona. He promised to document his experience in great depth and he delivered. He wrote about the cooperation between Ardor and Bankinter. Many fintech institutions, notably banks, are very interested in the security provided by the blockchain. Interesting read, link below.

As promised, this is article where Bankinter and Ardor walk together https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/bankinter-interest-blockchain-technology-alberto-fernandez

“Once we covered the basis, the most interesting part began: “Blockchain for businesses”. Here we made a hands-on explanation about the most important Proof of Stake blockchain out there: The Ardor platform to be released in production next January.

As the main principle of this 2 hours introduction was to extract use cases, the most convenient next step is moving forward to application building? Fancy a use case competition?”

Source

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  • Travin Keith – Bridging the Gap -“A Digital Initiative Steered by the Blockchain Revolution”

Last week Travin Keith attended a conference in Hamburg entitled “A Digital Initiative Steered by the Blockchain Revolution.” Travin attended as an eminent expert in the field, among many others at the Deutsche Bank AG sponsored event.

Source

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  • Pics from Tokyo Blockchain & Cryptocurrency Conference

In the last newsletter of October, we introduced this meetup. Travin attended as the Nxt / Ardor expert. The pictures below document the awesomeness of the event!

All about NXT:

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NXT AE

  • Janus – Status Update

The mining farm business of Janus continues to grow as they continue to produce equipment for the upcoming launch of JNSHash. They are looking at novel ways to add value to their tokens.

Our medium-sized mining operation just added several more rigs for Bitcoin Gold, those who own more than 100k Janus tokens will end up receiving a nice chunk of early mining rewards as our way of thanking everyone. Stay tuned for more!

The Janusproject Team

Join the “Janus Token” YouTube Channel

 

 

You can find a list of all paid dividends here. Also, follow the Janus news on https://nxter.org/janus, and Janus Twitter.

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  • Adel – Status Update

Big news from Adel – they announced a possible move of the ADL token from the Nxt platform to the Ethereum one. This is a big deal and will require a community vote. No timetables were proposed for this move but it is a big announcement. This is not a sign of weakness or lack of faith in the Nxt / Ardor ecosystem, but a diversification that hopes to capitalize on current trends in the blockchain world. There is no need to move your assets to a new wallet, the NXT-backed ADL will live on but they anticipate, we do not know why, that the Ethereum-backed ADE token would be worth more. Security is a known issue with the Ethereum platform and it is not as robust or as mature as the Nxt platform. Our view is that they are unnecessarily creating a new token that will fail to distinguish itself from the other tokens out there. Time will tell.

They wrote:

BIG Announcement ▲ Adel Proposes moving $ADL to Ethereum
Today we are announcing a proposed plan to move the ADL coin from the Nxt platform to Ethereum. This will require a vote by the community members, and if successful, will mean that Adel will create an asset on the Ethereum blockchain and provide a 1:1 creation of an ERC20 compliant asset. The reason for this proposal is the enable this new Adel Ethereum coin to trade on a wider range of exchanges, increase trading volume, and raise the profile of Adel as a blockchain agnostic incubator. Adel still plans to create a child chain on Ardor for the Adelshare (ADS) token in Q1’18.

 

Gabriel Dusil:
Q. When will the vote commence? Do you plan to run the second stage ico?

A. There will not be another ico. Adel stakeholders will have the option to keep their ADL or exchange them for ADE.

Q. What will happen with my adel coins, which are on the NXT wallet?

A. Your ADL will live on and you can keep them or exchange them for ADE (AdelEther). We anticipate that the ADE coin will have more options to trade on many more exchanges.

Q. What does this mean for Adel & Nxt?

A. Adel will continue to utilize the advantages of the Nxt blockchain. For example NXT will be utilized for the planned ADS (Adelshares) profit participation token. We also highlight the value of being a blockchain agnostic incubator.

Q. What is the timeline for the vote to move to ethereum?

A. The details of this proposal needs to be discussed with the community, and our legal teams so that this new ADE asset is created correctly. So there is no timeframe set for the vote at the moment. But we want to proceed with a vote as soon as possible, and practical.

Q. Will there be two coins in Adel: ADL & ADE?

A. Yes, both coins will exist in the ecosystem and serve as a transaction currency for members. This is the most practical scenario because it is unrealistic to expect that 100% of ADLs will be exchanged for ADE.

Q. Does this announcement mean that Adel is abandoning the Nxt blockchain?

A. No. We continue to support Nxt, and their robust features. Both ADL will reside as an asset on the Nxt blockchain. ADS will be an asset on the Ardor blockchain as a child chain. In fact we feel that the creation of Adel’s ADE coin may even help to raise the profile of Nxt, within the Ethereum community. We don’t want to propogate an “Us vs. Them” scenario, as often seems to play out between blockchains. Adel is blockchain agnostic, and we believe that there are much wider implications to blockchain’s positive impact on society and humanity.

Follow Adel In Medium

Adel’s first incubated project will be iFin.io.

 

More info

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  • Bitswift – Status Update

Bitswift looked into creating a unique rewards/credit system for their Bitswift.Shop store. This would happen after they get their foundation on Ardor, which means it will likely occur in early Q1 next year. They look to accept your crypto tokens in exchange for goods in their store.

They wrote:

Our tokens will be integrated into our shop after we get our foundation straight into Ardor. We are looking at a rewards / credit system, that issues credits to the users on checkout for x% of the cart value. I think to gain some traction and be competitive in this online store business we really have to change the game. We need to start operating on credits rather than debts.

You can now purchase any item using Ardor, Nxt, Bitswift, Bitcoin, and Litecoin from bitswift.shop.

 

bitswiftbro
give us your crypto, and we will give you gadgets … fair trade

We have pushed a bunch of new products to the shop, check it out if you have not in the last week or so. Categories are becoming nice and populated. We need to get some tablets and digital cameras on there. bitswift.shop – now accepting Nxt and Ardor tokens.

Just signed up with a large video game related distributor. Expect Playstation and Nintendo coming to Bitswift.shop. By the way, if anyone here plays overwatch.. I challenge you. I am prepared to own you in OW. Send me a PM

https://www.facebook.com/bitswifttech/
If you use FB we would appreciate a like and follow. FB is pretty strong when it comes to marketing. So says our marketing guy. A community of non-crypto nerds is growing over there, so that’s good.

Bitswift – Economy, Tech, Shop. Welcome to Bitswift Ecosystem.

 

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  • Important Reminder About MGW

Multigateway announced, across many platforms, that users need to migrate their superBTC/superBTCD assets to a different wallet on a different platform by December 31st, 2017. You have until the end of the year to move them. Any unmoved assets will be absorbed by MGW and considered a donation.

They wrote:

IMPORTANT REMINDER for holders of superBTC / superBTCD in the Nxt Asset Exchange

As announced in the Multigateway website, in the NxtForum support thread and in blockchain message to all asset holders above a minimum, *December 31st 2017* is the deadline to withdraw Multigateway assets to external wallets.

Any assets that are not redeemed by December 31st 2017 will be considered a donation to the service.

Withdraws can be requested in the usual way, either with the (deprecated) SuperNET Lite wallet, or sending the assets to the MGW account, NXT-8RQH-HFUP-3AJ9-E2DB9, including a permanent message with the external BTC/BTCD address where the coins should be sent.

The BTC MGW servers went offline months ago, so BTC redeems are processed manually and take a bit longer. BTCD MGW servers will still work until the end of December, so withdrawal times are between 10-15 Nxt blocks. Remember that the BTCD > KMD swap process is still ongoing !
— For any doubts, contact @vanbreuk in this slack

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  • SuperNET AE > KMD Swap

News about obtaining a Komodo address without running a client!

As announced, holders of jl777’s assets on the Nxt blockchain must move their assets. If they don’t, the assets will be considered a donation.

They wrote:

VanBreuk:
I had overlooked the Komodo Paper Wallet Generator in the first post, for whoever only wants the obtain a Komodo address without running a client.
https://github.com/SuperNETorg/KomodoPaperWalletGenerator 
https://nxtforum.org/unity/supernet-assets-nxt-ae-gt-komodo-migration

Source

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  • New Child Chain? Action Coin Network

Exciting news about a new child chain: The Action token (ACTN) on the NXT Asset Exchange (AE).

In their own words:

ACTN (an asset issued on the NXT Asset Exchange) represents the amount of “Action” each account will receive in the future Action blockchain.

We’re building an online community of people that love to participate in new and interesting activities.  We have a rewards program that encourages social interaction in exchange for Action (ACTN) and we’re currently working on a related business directory, as well as Android and IOS apps.  Action may be redeemed locally for a limited number of special offer vouchers (deals) and we’re currently talking to nearly 2,000 businesses across Canada in an effort to bring even more special offers to the table.  Action will also be required by vendors, to obtain network advertising services over the coming months and years.

ACTN says on bitcointalk

“I did originally look at Ethereum (6 months ago), but I found their platform to be buggy, expensive and slow. Not yet as robust or mature as the NXT/Ardor platform.”

“March 1st is the planned token distribution date. That will give us time to integrate with the Ardor Platform (launching January 1st), if approved as a child chain, or to proceed with a backup solution (such as Waves, or..?).

The referral program will go for as long as there are bounties to distribute, but the Action payouts will be reduced over time (after March 1st).

It is currently based on the NXT platform, but we’re hoping to move to Ardor when it’s launched. Unfortunately it’s not yet clear if that will be possible, as communications with their team have indicated that only select child chains will be permitted.”

White Paper Published – Download in PDF format here 

Asset: 13483660838603398727
Quantity: 10 Billion
Issuer: NXT-5F6V-G8RU-ZGV6-7XAXU
Wallet: https://actioncoin.io
YouTube: https://youtu.be/FvJEXyuALCQ
Team: https://actioncoin.io/team/
Rewards: https://actionrewards.net
Twitter: https://twitter.com/actioncoin
Bounties: https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=2169616

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DEVELOPMENT

  • Ardor – v2.0.4e Proof-of-Funds

A user asked about the amount of Bitswift tokens that will be allotted per a given balance of IGNIS tokens.

Bitswift is the latest token to become a childchain of Ardor. 10% of all Bitswift tokens issued is to be proportionally distributed amongst IGNIS holders when Ardor launches.

Here is the exchange:

Supernxt user

Hello, my IGNIS balance is 116,000 on the testnet…
Is this correct that the 10% BITSWIFT airdrop, distributed proportionately to all IGNIS holders, equals just 47 BITSWIFT then, for me?
Thanks

Jelurida responded:

The total number of Bitswift coins is 4061361.999693 and of Ignis coins is 999829588.664593 (you can see those when the snapshot data is imported). If you have 11600 Ignis, 4.7 Bitswift seems correct.

Since now balances on the Ardor testnet are based on a snapshot from the Nxt mainnet, everyone who had NXT or ARDR or JLRDA should also have testnet coins. Please try the testnet, it should be safe to send transactions because Ardor transactions cannot be re-broadcasted on the Nxt blockchain (the byte format has changed), and also the transaction replay protection is now mandatory on Ardor, each transaction must have a valid ECBlockId and ECBlockHeight parameters and those from testnet will not match on the Nxt blockchain or on the future Ardor mainnet.

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  • btc2nxt – Monopoly Game Powered by Nxt

We love to showcase cool projects developed by members of our community and this week we showcase Monopoly, powered by the Nxt blockchain! The game is now ready to test, please follow the instructions below if you want to help.

How to Test

FSM (Finite State Machine) is new design of AT (Automated Machine). Two years past, FSM still slept in the bitbucket and didn’t improve. That is why I want to develop a game or some use cases to push FSM to the real world or solve some problems of businesses. When I have been coding, I found many bugs of FSM and need to improve.

Last week, I reached the first milestone which succeeded in airdropping coins, distributing a dividend to asset holders.

Because I am not good at UI design, all tests are on HTTP and offline. Actually, I use Nxt1.3.5 NRS, and sometimes the 1.3.5 UI too.

Follow the instructions in this thread to help with testing and play the game. You can read more about the game here.

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  • Weekly Reminder

Remember all the things you forgot? No, you forgot them? That sucks, but we are here to help, partly. In case you forgot the distinction between ETH and NXT or forgot (or do not know) the distinction between NXT and ARDR, we have a short and succinct Tweet for you!

Here it is, from apenzl:

We’ve run smart contracts in production for 4 years and have never lost any investor’s funds in a hack.

Only centralised exchanges have been hacked because of their bad security. Nxters have created the basis for the shift to a global decentralised economy system, with Ardor, the first scalable, well-tested, smart transaction-enabled blockchain platform for businesses and everyone. Did I mention it’s energy efficient? Begin using the API.

Migrating an existing application which relies on the NXT APIs to Ardor is a relatively simple task > see nxtwiki.org.

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NXT IN THE MEDIA

  • Lior Yaffe in Medium –  Blockchain as a Service

Large companies like Microsoft, IBM, and Oracle are promoting Blockchain-as-a-Service (BaaS) options for customers. Ardor core developer Lior Yaffe gives his two cents about this. Long story short, little to no value is added by most of these companies when you can, for free, build and test your own scalable blockchain on extent platforms.

Thanks for the heads up Lior!

We hear more and more recently about “Blockchain as a Service” or “BAAS” solutions from large corporations such as Microsoft, IBM and Oracle to name a few. But what do they really mean? I decided to investigate.

….

Source

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  • PeculiarMonkeys – Ardor (ARDR) Platform Review: BlockChain 101

A nice and informative piece about the Ardor platform. A good place to start if you are brand new and have no idea what Ardor is, how it works, or who is behind it.

The Highlights of the Ardor Review includes:

Ardor a brief Introduction
The Ardor Team
Ardor Marketing Strategy
Ardor Investment Analysis

Before we begin, please understand that cryptocurrencies, in general, are high risk- high reward investments. As with any investment, please research before carefully deciding to invest. Having said this, I do believe Ardor has a bright future and could prove to be a lucrative cryptocurrency Investment.

Source

 

PRICE EVOLUTION

  • CryptoMessiah – Just picked up a nice sack of $NXT

“Nxt at historical lows / support. Snapshot for Ignis, the first child chain of Ardor is Dec. 25th. Likely a good entry for ~2 month hodl. Nxt rallied hard for Ardor snapshot.”

 

  • CryptoYoda1338 – CryptoWisdom Market Report #1

What an opportunity for $NXT right in key buy zone at breakout point of previous rally. Although generally more volume is needed, it likely will increase in the very foreseeable future. Early entry is already triggered, however we want to make sure to have a very low downward risk. There are already buyers in the markets driving up the price, which will likely accelerate in the coming weeks. If you have been waiting for the opportunity to get some cheap bags of $NXT just before takeoff, that might indeed be your chance. Trendline is being attacked right here right now. If prices manage to close above we will likely see more upside traction soon. Therefore green box is suggested buy area. Have a close eye on this one, before it takes off. Would be a pity to let this opportunity go.
Entry: 755 – 1100 in buy zone of previous High

  • TradingView – NXT/USDT

Source

 

  • 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 have more of your favorite warm beverage available as you stay tuned next week for more coverage of the new year launch of Ardor, news of whether or not ADL holders vote to migrate to Ethereum, 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, Ignis, Ardor, and everything else that is pertinent to the platforms and the momentous ICO.

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!

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.

Live stats from the Nxt Blockchain Asset Exchange:

Nxt News – November 2017 (I): Never, Never, Never, Never, Never Give Up

November (I)

Welcome again, fellow Nxters! Start off your week by reading about the blockchain news of last week. Our dedicated team endeavors to bring you the most comprehensive list of the major events of last week. Winter sucks, it is cold, it is dreary, and it is often wet. But hey, Thanksgiving is a thing that is coming up. For our non-North-American readers, picture a holiday where you eat too much food, drink even more, watch sports and then proceed to drive to the nearest mall before dawn to participate in Black Friday sales to buy things you definitely do not need at slightly lower than normal prices; with that in mind, we have much info for you to intellectually gorge yourselves on.

From the end of the IGNIS ICO, finally, to a new Ardor website redesign, to a HUGE Ardor testnet release, a lot happened in the week that was. As always, if you are new, welcome, and if you are an old Nxter, welcome back. We adore the Nxt / Ardor / Ignis platforms and we love our talented and dedicated community members even more. Who needs to work when you can read up on your favorite hobby that will slowly take over the world! Sit back and let your mind become full.

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

  • IGNIS ICO

It took three, eventful months but now the IGNIS ICO has ended. On behalf of Jelurida and the Nxter community, we profoundly thank all of you who participated in the crowdsale that helped fund the Nxt and Ardor platforms for years yet to come. What is next is the airdrop of IGNIS tokens that will occur on January 1, 2018 – basically a second Xmas. We will elaborate more as the time nears, but for now let us revel in what we have helped build and fund.

Kristina, from Jelurida, explains:

Hello everybody! IGNIS Token sale is now officially over after three (unforgettable) months. It has been a great success and we are grateful for your contribution and the trust you have shown in the team and in the technology! Thank you!

Jelurida will keep and allocate the unsold tokens to a pool to be used to continue to raise awareness of the Nxt / Ardor platform. Later we will touch on the release of the latest testnet version of Ardor, v2.0.4.

Also read: IGNIS ICO Report 8

Ignis ICO Schedule
Dates JLRDA tokens for sale Price of 1 JLRDA in NXT
Aug 05 – Aug 12 60,000,000 0.40
Aug 26 – Sep 02 80,000,000 0.55
Sep 09 – Sep 16 100,000,000 0.76
Sep 23 – Oct 21 100,000,000 1.05
Oct 28 – Nov 04 up to 100,000,000* 1.45


Live stats from the Nxt Blockchain

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  • New Ardor Website

The ardorplatform.org redesign is almost complete. The developer appreciates community feedback on how the site can be improved. The conversations below highlight what is to come and how the community can help when the new info and functionality is added.

qbtc / Crypto Woman: I would like to ask for your help! The goal is to get the site to a “finished” state in two weeks. Please contribute constructive feedback and reasonable suggestions. I will be rewriting some of the content yet again for further simplification and business understanding while at the same time creating more technical info for the crypto-minded. I also want to develop some generic use case examples…

Source

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  • Ardor Listed on AEX.com

AEX lists ARDR and NXT as assets that can be exchanged for BTC.

Billed as the “Next-Generation Asset Exchange” we are happy to promote this new exchange (former btc38) and we wish them the best.

Source

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  • Invitations for Nxt/Ardor Slack are Open

This is the perfect opportunity for community members to participate in the Nxt slack community. Please submit your invites. We apologize for the delay it might take to process your invite as new methodologies are being implemented to prevent spammers and bots from hijacking and shitposting the conversations. Over 4000 people are already members and you could be one, if you ask, and pass the human test. This Slack is one of the premier Nxt / Ardor forums out there with direct participation from many of the founding members of Nxt, Nxter, Jelurida, Adel, Janus and more.

vanbreuk – Invitations for this slack are open again at slack.nxtplatform.org – please update your bookmarks! Our community staff will from now on quickly review new invite requests, to intercept bots and potential spammers.

The new bookmark is slack.nxtplatform.org or https://nxtplatform.org/slack , as you prefer.

(Soon we should also forward there slack.ardorplatform.org)

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  • Chinese Community – News Updates

For our Chinese readers, we have released the translated version of last weeks newsletter for you! Our tremendous thanks to all who aid us in our translating tasks.

Also, Chinese Nxter, lege, announced last week:

lege
hi guys, after lior back from China , i decide to promote ardor in China, so those days i was busy with my work, and i quit my job, register a company in China, yesterday i made a speech about ardor in the trip of Blockchian in China. so if you are in China, you can contact me , let’s do something together for ardor, and change the world. where amazing happens, ardor is here.

my wechat id : legelchain

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  • Meetup Nxters in NYC – Presenting NXT / Ardor in Building out Dapps on Codepen.com

This was a demo and intro on how to build decentralized apps using Codepen. Blockchain technologies covered, included Bitcoin, Ethereum, and Ardor/NXT. It was a great opportunity for our community to mingle and meet other dedicated developers in the blockchain space. Cool pics below.

box1413

https://www.meetup.com/codepen-nyc/events/244014591/?_cookie-check=po8Ti5KVz8R-jXTf

I’m running a new meetup dedicated to front end developers and I’ll be giving a presentation on NXT / Ardor capabilities using only html/css/js on the codepen.com platform. I’ll be presenting to a room full of developers that most likely might not have dabbled in blockchain yet. imo, this target audience is more valuable than trying to sell tokens/coins to speculators. If you can get even just a few to work on the nxt/ardor platform thats a success already.

I’m demoing simple json ajax calls to the nxt/ardor apis and showing how to:

– build a decentralized market place filtered by specific keywords.
– possibly build out some type of simple chess board game that records the piece location on a board using data cloud
– build a MIDI player fetching .midi music from the data cloud that is less than 40kb.

If anyone is willing to help out, that would be great. I need codepen.com demos that make use of the nxt/ardor apis.

Met some awesome folks from our community in the Big Apple today. Here I am with @patoshi and his lovely wife, @codehalo and @xdmcrypto
qbtc / CryptoWoman: Met some awesome folks from our community in the Big Apple today. Here I am with @patoshi and his lovely wife, @codehalo and @xdmcrypt

 

qbtc
In addition to Pats team and us there were about 20 developers. Small but very interested.

Source

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  • User @Almonte Showing Ardor’s Potential in Business

Almonte was in Spain demoing the many use-cases that Ardor and Nxt have for businesses, especially in the fintech sector. He visited a company in Lisbon, documented below, and also presented to a bank. We are excited for his success and look to continue to follow his adventures in the Spanish business world.

Almonte – Last week I came back to my projects and had a very good opportunity to show Ardor potential in a business environment. Have a look at this picture and check where nxt fits: the CoE of the company located in Lisbon was such a great experience, where we were able to seat the basis for blockchain design. I´m awaiting permission for this company to publish an article about what we did last week.

And this week I have another one, this time in Spain for one of the most important banks. Wish me luck.

I had the presentation this morning. It went really well and I had the opportunity to explain from blockchain introductions to hands-on demonstrations using Ardor/Nxt. I´ll write an article soon. The audience was the innovation department, which is very open to start working on this technology.

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  • Travin Keith – NXT For Investors #28 NXT, Ardor, and Ignis Updates 

Travin represents the Nxt Foundation and here presents to investors about the many benefits and business solutions provided by using Nxt / Ardor distributed ledger technologies. The live stream video of the presentation is below and is worth checking out, it contains a wealth of information.

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  • Crypto Woman – An Impromptu Opportunity to talk about Blockchain

The Crypto Woman had an impromptu opportunity to talk about the blockchain with over 200 eager developers at a conference in Pennsylvania last week. It went over well, demonstrating a lot of high level interest in Nxt and Ardor platforms.

She wrote:

An impromptu opportunity to talk about blockchain and the incredible tech of NXT and Ardor to a group of about 200 developers at Central PA Open Source Conference today 🙂

Source

All about NXT:

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NXT AE

  • Janus – Status Update

Janus announced that they will be selling 250K CCEX tokens to offset a major purchase on behalf of their JNSHash project. Variable rate tiers are available depending on how much you wish to purchase.

 

They wrote:

bjorn_bb
In order to offset a portion of this months purchase for Bitmain L3+ asic miners we posted some Janus for sale on the NXTAE, to give an alternate purchase option we will add 250,000 to CCEX at current going rates. If you want to get yourself into a different payout Tier this is a good chance to make the jump.

JNSHash is going to be open to Janus token holders who own 100k JNS or more and mining payouts will vary based on the 4 tiers. Further information will be coming out this month to allow people time to absorb the information.

The office has grown much since we posted this first video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dn29aBQgS0Q

Within the next 7 days video part 2 will be posted showing current progress, and then followed up by the final mining rigs coming at the end of November.

Janus tokens are the only method to obtain hashpower from this mining farm. We have placed tokens for sale to allow token holders a chance to fill their wallets with the required amounts needed and posted tier structure in our slack. The more funding we get the more we expand which is why on our twitter, forums, and slack you see portions of the deliveries we make. If you want to reach an alpha level farm we appreciate all team token buyups that occur.

We realize Bitcoin is mooning but I assure you nothing goes parabolic forever, and as a long time trader you can nearly count on segwit to stop the rise on btc. We welcome all new people to our diverse project and look forward to a bright future with our current and new community members.

Join the “Janus Token” YouTube Channel

 

 

You can find a list of all paid dividends here. Also, follow the Janus news on https://nxter.org/janus, and Janus Twitter.

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  • Adel – Status Update

Blockchain incubator Adel announced that their AdelWiki project is about to go into beta testing. Also, they were one of six finalists at a conference sponsored by the Czech National Bank and they will have a large and important presence this week at the world’s largest technology conference: The Global Web Summit.

They wrote:

New Collaboration Module is here! ▲ Adel Community
Ready for take off? AdelWiki™ is imminently ready for member beta testing. Members will shortly be able to take a test drive and explore the interface and get ready for projects that will change the world! They can submit ideas for incubation, and help develop ideas from other members, The power of community and valuable insights allow for bold iterations and the continuing improvement of our processes. Become a member today with 64000 ADL, and Start Something Great! www.adelphoi.io

ADEL Ecosystem Ltd. ▲ Crowdfunding 2.0 on the Blockchain
Sometimes the best way to communicate ideas behind new technology is to make references to an existing platform. This can spark the minds of people new to the space and help facilitate adoption. In his latest blog that’s lighting up social media, community member @R0bInI0 @wolffang breaks down Adel in bite-sized pieces by relating it to Kickstarter. His down to earth explanation of evolving tech is one you’ll want to share with your family and friends.

https://medium.com/@R0bInI0/adel-ecosystem-ltd-evolution-of-kickstarter-on-the-blockchain-9e76051989da

Fintech Innovator Conference ▲ e.conomia ▲ Deloitte
Out of 140 startups reviewed by Deloitte, Adel was one of only five to get a pitch at Fintech (R)evolution. In this new video, Adel’s Co-Founder Gabriel Dusil speaks to hundreds of leaders in Fintech at the event sponsored by Czech National Bank and hosted by the Media House of Economia. During the event last week, each startup including Adel, had six minutes to pitch their company and four minutes to answer questions from the audience.

Global Web Summit ▲ Adel Community
We’re gearing up for the largest tech summit in the world. Adel will join more than 1,000 speakers, 60,000 attendees and more than 2,000 journalists from 160 countries in Lisbon next week. From startup battles, to crypto talks, Artificial Intelligence, cybersecurity panels, marketing tech and much more, the center of the tech universe unfolds in Portugal, Nov. 6-9. Visit our stand #B203 on Wednesday Nov 8th. https://websummit.com/

Follow Adel In Medium

Adel’s first incubated project will be iFin.io.

 

More info

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  • Bitswift – Status Update

There was a Blockchainers Meetup in Queens (NYC) that Bitswift attended. Their Bitswift.shop is live and is looking good.

They wrote:

It’s about time we let people know a little bit more about Bitswift and who better than the bright minds going to Queens. https://www.meetup.com/Queens_Blockchainers/events/244005403/?read=1&_af=event&_af_eid=244005403&https=on.

Back from the meetup, a bunch more people know about Ardor, Nxt, and Bitswift.. mission accomplished. Looks like there may be opportunity to speak on a panel in the near future @Queens. Should be interesting and good for spreading the word.

Bitswiftbro wrote:

she is live
she is not optimized
prices may seem weird
categories will change
not nearly even 25% of the products are posted but it works…

You will see over the next few weeks that we go through the categories and adjust the pricing to be on par with Newegg, Bestbuy, and Staples Business Depot. We are having some issues with pricing and availability being pulled in across the distributors we have hooked up, so if you see “Quote” options instead of pricing, that is why. We have pushed some updates to the shop to fix the out of stock items. Check out our VR section:  https://bitswift.shop/collections/virtual-reality. Much more products and categories coming also.

 

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  • DeBuNe Token Swap Finalized

The DeBuNe Token Swap is over, ending at the beginning of November.

Capodieci wrote:

IMPORTANT AND URGENT

Last few hours to send back the DeBuNe Assets to the issuer account, to then get them as ERC20 or as DeBuNe tokens once the DeBuNe blockchain is launched.

I saw some of you that have put them for sale, in a few hours they will be worth nothing (I will put ALL the assets from the issuer account for sale at 0.00000001 (or whatever the minimum is).

Cancel your purchase orders, cancel your sales order and send back to asset issuer BEFORE all the assets will be put on sale.
Just a few hours left!

Roberto

Hopefully, you migrated your assets in time.

 

Source

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  • Stocks.Exchange – New Dividends

Dividend payments were offered on Stocks.Exchange last week at a rate of 1.88%.

 

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DEVELOPMENT

  • Ardor – v2.0.4e Released on Testnet

Exciting news from Jelurida, the latest testnet release of Ardor is epic and has mindblowing functionality. We are so stoked about this that we wrote an exclusive report extolling the many wonderful features that the latest release provides, including complete and total asset control and multistage phased transactions – just to name a few.

Kristina Kalcheva wrote:

We are looking forward to the future and are happy to announce the release of Ardor testnet 2.0.4e with major new features added (Asset control, Composite phasing, By-Property phasing, Asset share increase) as well as new and modified APIs.

Update your testnet nodes, delete the nxt_test_db folder and start forging. Block generation will start automatically at midnight!

https://nxtforum.org/nrs-releases/ardor-v2-0-4e/
https://bitbucket.org/Jelurida/ardor/downloads/

ARDOR Implements Game-Changing Features In New TESTNET RELEASE

Major new features:

– Asset Control: Similar to Account Control which once set requires all transactions of an account to be subject to approval (i.e. to use phasing), the new Asset Control feature allows imposing such restriction to all transactions involving a given asset – such as placing bid and ask orders, transfers, share deletions, and dividend payments that use the asset as a dividend.

This feature enables, for example, a private company to issue its shares on the Ardor blockchain, yet to impose control over who can purchase or sell them, for example requiring asset transactions to be approved by its board of directors, or a shareholder voting. It also allows asset issuers to be KYC compliant, by only allowing verified accounts to transact with their assets.

– Composite Phasing: The Composite Phasing (“Smart Phasing”) is a very powerful new feature that allows approval models for conditional transactions to be defined in terms of a Boolean combination of other approval models, i.e. allows joining the current primitive approval models such as by whitelist, by asset balance, by hash, etc, using the AND, OR, and NOT operators.

This allows the new Asset Control feature to be used in combination with the Account Control feature when required, the transaction execution being made conditional on satisfying both the Asset Control and Account Control settings. It also allows for example combining the existing by hash or by transaction approval models with by whitelist, by balance, etc, approvals, which enables doing atomic coupling of transactions (including cross-blockchain) even for multisignature accounts (i.e. subject to Account Control), or with assets subject to Asset Control.

The NOT operator allows for dead-man-switch type conditions, where a transaction is executed only if some condition (e.g. revealing a secret) is not satisfied.

– By-Property phasing: The new by-property approval model allows the transaction execution to be made conditional on the sender account or the recipient account having a specific account property set. If this property is set, the transaction will be executed immediately, else, a second check whether the property is set is performed at the finish height defined.

This allows, for example, enforcing KYC by asset issuers, who can define in their Asset Control settings that only KYC-verified accounts, labeled with a predefined account property by a trusted authority (or the asset issuer itself), to perform transactions with their assets.

– Asset share increase: A new transaction type has been added, allowing the asset issuer to increase the total number of asset shares in existence. The new shares are allocated to the asset issuer account but can be then distributed to shareholders using a separate dividend payment transaction. This allows corporate actions such as capital increases or stock splits to be performed.

Modified APIs and new APIs

See changelog.

Imports from Nxt blockchain: 

– Accounts public keys
– Account balances. ARDOR chain balances are based on ARDR asset balances, and IGNIS chain balances are based on NXT balances divided by 2, plus JLRDA asset balances. Each of those has been additionally divided by 2, in order to allocate 50% of the testnet coins to developer accounts for testing purposes. BITSWIFT chain balances are based on Bitswift asset balances, plus a 10% sharedrop distributed proportionately to all IGNIS shareholders.
– Account info (name and description)
– Account properties
– Account control settings, but only for account control by whitelist with no minimum balance. Other types of account control will not be imported.
– Account aliases have been imported to the IGNIS child chain.
– Assets. Only the Janus, JanusXT, and ComJNSXT assets have been imported, with their asset ids preserved.
– Monetary system currencies have been imported to the IGNIS child chain, but only the currency code and name, in order to reserve those. It would be up to each currency issuer to re-issue the currency with the appropriate properties and re-distribute it to users.

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  • Weekly Reminder

 

Patoshi on StackExchange:

Is there a way to open up the Nxt / Ardor wallet in the browser and immediately go open up the account you want to view? The answer is yes, you can with Ardor and the link below explains how you can specify the specific chain. A bug is soon to be fixed such that a blue screen does not show if you forget to select a chain.

@riker any help with this? https://bitcoin.stackexchange.com/questions/61787/how-to-goto-a-nxt-ardor-wallet-with-a-default-address-set-in-the-url

riker
In Ardor you also need to specify the chain i.e. https://ardor.jelurida.com/index.html?account=NXT-YD9C-ZKZW-ZZLZ-BNB3W&chain=IGNIS however I will fix it so that if the chain is not specified we will choose the parent chain and not just show a Blue screen.

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NXT IN THE MEDIA

  • Lior Yaffe in Medium –  Ardor Q&A

Lior Yaffe conducted an Ardor Q&A last week covering the basics of the platform and explaining the many benefits that it aims to solve regarding common problems in the blockchain space. Excerpts of the Medium interview are below:

Discussion with potential stake holder

Q: What result are you looking for?

For the next 2 months, we want to focus on promoting both Nxt and Ardor
as platforms, to increase their visibility in the crypto community.

We also want to attract businesses to consider licensing our software (either Nxt or Ardor) for their private blockchains, to consider launching a child chain on Ardor, and also use Nxt and Ardor as platforms for conducting their own ICOs.

Q: What is the purpose of Ignis?

Ignis as a token is necessary in order for the Ardor platform to function. We distribute 50% of it for free to existing Nxt holders, in the upcoming Ardor Genesis Snapshot. The other 50% is distributed to buyers of the Ignis ICO.

Q: What do you want to communicate?

The snapshot is the last chance to acquire Ignis cheaply, by just holding Nxt at that time. It is a share drop where users get to keep their Nxt, and get 0.5 Ignis for each 1 Nxt they have.

Q: What is the value of ardor?

As a token, it allows tokens holders to participate in the proof of stake consensus algorithm which provides security for the whole platform. For this service, those who own Ardor and actively forge, are rewarded with transaction fees.

Q: What is different?

Ardor is not yet another Bitcoin clone or an Ethereum asset. It is a standalone platform with a unique architecture, based on the solid and time tested Nxt code. Proof of stake, multi-chain, scalable, implemented in Java.

Source

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  • Money 20/20 – Blockchain Usage at a Tipping Point

Article about the growing usage of private permissioned blockchains and how Microsoft and Jelurida are investing heavily in enterprise-grade solutions.

Public permissioned blockchains are not scalable for enterprises. However, private permissioned blockchains allows for innovations in scalability and many companies are investing in this, including Microsoft and Jelurida.

A permissioned blockchain restricts the actors who can contribute to the consensus of the system. A permissionless blockchain is the opposite of this.

Source

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  • Cryptopost – Ardor Should Surprise Investors Very Soon

We do not offer investment advice, but Cryptopost speaks very highly of Ardor and believes that the price will skyrocket.

The nearest upside target is at $4 which is a psychological resistance, but overall $0.46 is expected to be reached in the short to medium term. If this resistance at 161.8% Fibonacci will be broken then the trend will indeed prove to be a long term.

Keep in mind that break below the $0.15 support area will invalidate this bullish forecast.

Source

 

PRICE EVOLUTION

  • Cryptogirl – My Thoughts on NXTUSD

 

  • 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 stats from the Nxt Blockchain Asset Exchange:

 

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And that is all for this week, Nxters. Make sure you have more of your favorite warm beverage available as you stay tuned next week for more coverage of the new year launch of Ardor, 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, Ignis, Ardor, and everything else that is pertinent to the platforms and the momentous ICO.

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!

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 – October 2017 (V): Do Not Go Where The Path May Lead, Go Where There Is No Path And Leave A Trail

October 2017 (V)

Welcome again, fellow Nxters! Halloween is almost upon us and that means an excuse to dress in provocative costumes, drink lots of alcohol, and consume massive amounts of children’s candy! The end of October brings us another week in the very interesting and constantly busy world of the blockchain. The final round of the IGNIS ICO began Oct. 28, Ardor joins more exchanges, Meetups and more!

As always, welcome to the comprehensive coverage of blockchain concerning all things Nxt / Ardor / Ignis. We endeavor to enlighten and inform all of our readers, from the gentlest of old grandmothers to the most hardcore and extreme members of our community. Put on your provocative costume, grab a nice beverage and follow the melodious sound of our voice as we guide you through the week that was.

NXT COMMUNITY

NXT AE

NXT IN THE MEDIA

PRICE EVOLUTION

 

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


NXT COMMUNITY

  • IGNIS ICO

The final round of the IGNIS ICO has started. At a rate of 1 JLRDA : 1.45 NXT, this is the last opportunity for anyone to participate in the ICO and get JLRDA (IGNIS tokens) while supporting Jelurida. There are around 160 M tokens available for sale. Participate by using the NRS client. Remember, JLRDA tokens are non-transferable until they mature into IGNIS tokens during at the Ardor Genesis snapshot, which is on track to occur this Christmas. Over 260 M JLRDA tokens are sold! Up to 160 M is left in the ultimate round for sale. The final round runs from Oct. 28 to Nov. 04.

 

 

Ignis ICO Schedule
Dates JLRDA tokens for sale Price of 1 JLRDA in NXT
Aug 05 – Aug 12 60,000,000 0.40
Aug 26 – Sep 02 80,000,000 0.55
Sep 09 – Sep 16 100,000,000 0.76
Sep 23 – Oct 21 100,000,000 1.05
Oct 28 – Nov 04 up to 100,000,000* 1.45

* If any batch is not sold completely at the end of the designated time frame, the remaining unsold JLRDA tokens will be added to the next batch. The last round will be reduced by up to 20M JLRDA tokens allocated by Jelurida for promotional and marketing use.

Source



Live stats from the Nxt Blockchain

Ignis ICO Whitepaper

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  • NXT GIVEAWAY

Say what? Free stuff?! Do you like free stuff? That, of course, is a rhetorical question. Jelurida is giving away free NXT to new users if they follow the posted guidelines below. Sorry old users, we will offer you the ability to win free stuff in the near future. Tweet out your love and your account address at #ILove$NXT! to enter to win free NXT.

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  • Jelurida – New Jobs Posted

Thanks to the wonderful interest in the IGNIS ICO, Jelurida, the parent company, has sufficient funding for at least the next three years to actively develop and maintain the Nxt blockchain as well as Ardor. As such they now begin the second part of the process – hiring talented people!  Opportunities are listed below. Do you think you have what it takes to work for Jelurida and shape our future? Our advice if you think the answer is yes is to not show up to the interview in your Halloween costume.

Source

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  • Forging vs Bundling

With brave new worlds like Ardor come brave new terms. Longtime Nxters are familiar with Forging, the approximation of mining to which the process of creating new blocks in the blockchain is undertaken. What is new, and unique to Ardor, is the concept of Bundling. Bundlers will bundle child chain transactions into Child Blocks and send them to ARDR forgers on the Ardor main chain.

Here, Jelurida explains the distinction between these two keystone concepts of the Nxt / Ardor ecosystem so as to dispel any confusion that you might have:

Source

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  • Ardor.World Updated: Nxt Asset Reporting!

The Telegram bot, Ardor.World, that allows you to check current prices of Nxt / Ardor assets now has new functionality: Nxt Asset Reporting. If you are not already using this cool tool, you are missing out. Check it in the link below.

Source

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  • NXT and ARDR Listed on the Korean Exchange: Upbit

The blockchain space continues to explode. Last week the Korean Exchange, Upbit, listed NXT and ARDR as tradeable assets listed on their Korean based exchange. Working in cooperation with Bittrex, Upbit is another stable virtual currency exchange that allows for all interested parties to participate in the frontier of cryptocurrency.

“Upbit supports stable virtual currency trading with exclusive co-operation with Bittrex, a global exchange that supports approximately 200 coins of transactions and wallets .”

Source

More info

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  • Q&A: The Ardor and Nxt Group (ANG)

So you are confused about the hierarchy of the complicated web of relationships between the Nxt Foundation and Jelurida and now the Ardor and Nxt Group (ANG). No worries, sip that pumpkin spice latte and lean back and read the following conversation between Travin and members of the community. Common questions regarding consultancy repeatedly were asked so they are presented to you below.

Travin responds to the following questions:

wolffang:
Hi travin what is ANG different than what Jelurida is doing now and wants to do in nearby future? Talking about consultancy, attending events, meetups with communities around the world.

Wont Jelurida hire people like community managers for example in the nearby feature thanks to ico funds?

Travin:
1) ANG will not do consultancy.
2) Attending events will be primarily for Jelurida to handle. ANG allows community members to easily sign up to be on-hand assistance for Jelurida. Jelurida cannot hire regular employees all around the world just for events that only happen occasionally.
3) Meetups are commonly handled at a community-level.
4) Jelurida can hire a community manager. That’s not the job of ANG. The job of ANG is to provide a way for people to be more involved if they want to, while being rewarded appropriately, such as promoting their tech or getting additional training for free, such as with the Speakers Corner.

Goodwill:
Can we utilize the group to perform following:

1) Weekly update on Reddit, Bitcointalk, and YouTube channel (not much updates on NXT Foundation)
2) Interview with the founders and the developer team. Let’s put their face in public, should they want to, to gain people’s confidence and trust
3) A campaign to make Ignis more known — which will drive the sales
4) Ask people what they want and maybe adopt the hot topic, such as privacy, database, dVPN, decentralized exchange, AI bot to predict market trend based on key words on social media and technical analysis on charts, etc

(…)

When I type Ardor in YouTube, hardly anything comes up. I understand the goal is to focus on developent, but shouldn’t we also focus on getting the product know to mass market? This will only further fuel the fund the team need to continue with developent.

Travin
Before I get started, Marketing is not one of the roles that ANG will provide. This will need to be done by Jelurida, though the community will be able to participate in those Marketing activities. ANG is more of an initiative for allowing community members to get more involved in an easier way. Some of its activities, however, can be counted as marketing efforts, such as the Speakers Corner. However, Marketing strategy development and its execution will not be done by ANG.

Quote 1 -Weekly update on Reddit, Bitcointalk, and YouTube channel (not much updates on NXT Foundation)

ANG is the update from the Nxt Foundation. The weekly updates on Reddit are posted by me from the Nxter Magazine weekly newsletters. Anyone can do this though. At the start, I took this role, but really anyone can do it and some others have done it in the past. These days I only do it if no one else has yet, but I don’t have much time. I do post regular updates on to Twitter though.

Quote 2) Interview with the founders and the developer team. Let’s put their face in public, should they want to, to gain people’s confidence and trust

Perhaps Nxter Magazine can do this. Jelurida has also done interviews outside of Nxter. Lior (Riker) especially. I think their faces are quite public. I met them again in Barcelona at an event and all members of Jelurida was there. Lior also presented on stage and we all had a meetup on the Friday after the event. They’re starting to get more public by attending more events as well, so it’s looking good on this end.

Quote 3) A campaign to make Ignis more known — which will drive the sales
Quote 4) Ask people what they want and maybe adopt the hot topic, such as privacy, database, dVPN, decentralized exchange, AI bot to predict market trend based on key words on social media and technical analysis on charts, etc

See first paragraph for the answer to this. Also, activities by the Nxt Foundation were never targeted to increase buying forces in the market. They were always for adoption of the technology.

Regarding #4, these things can be developed by 3rd parties. For privacy, there’s the shuffling feature and the decentralized exchange already exists. The AI bot should definitely be done by a 3rd party and not Jelurida.

When I type Ardor in YouTube, hardly anything comes up. I understand the goal is to focus on development, but shouldn’t we also focus on getting the product know to mass market? This will only further fuel the fund the team need to continue with developent.

NXTer is providing some insight, but can we also explore on additional platform?

Nxter is actually working on some videos for Ardor and Nxt. Other community members have expressed the desire to work on some other videos as well.

To clarify:
ANG is an initiative by the Nxt Foundation, not by Jelurida. It also doesn’t deal with Marketing, though some of its activities may aid Jelurida in their marketing efforts. ANG is also not involved in the Ignis ICO. All funds from the ICO will go to Jelurida. However, Jelurida may donate funds to support ANG. If they do so, it will be publicly disclosed as was when they became a Supporter of the Nxt Foundation.

Source

fz1128, editor of the Chinese Nxter.org covered the ANG news btc38’s blog

 

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  • Nxt Community Attends BlockBali Meetup

User san2ok, member of the Frasindo team, which has an ICO currently in progress, as we mentioned in a previous newsletter, attended the BlockBali Meetup last week. These sweet photos document their continued existence and we wish them luck with their ICO.

 

  • Riker Attends – Blockchain: The Future of Everything?

Last week at the Herzliya Meetup Riker spoke before a packed room full of hundreds of eager participants, with thousands more on the waiting list. We fervently believe that Ardor is going to be an integral part of the blockchain space in the coming future.

The photos below document the successful Meetup:

Back from the blockchain meetup. 450 people showed up. There were another 2000 on waiting list.

I joined one of the panels together with founders of bancor and stox. Managed to mention ardor a few times.

@riker KILLING IT at the Herzliya meetup

riker:  “To my left is Motti. To my right Eyal from Bancor then Adam from Zen protocol Moshe Hogeg from stox and a lawyer”

Source

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  • Travin Keith will Attend Tokyo Blockchain & Cryptocurrency Conference

Blockchain Labo is proud to announce that they will be hosting a conference in Tokyo on Nov. 11 that our very own Travin Keith will be attending. Check out the details below and attend if you can.

 

Source

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All about NXT:

 

NXT AE

  • Janus – Status Update

The Janus team is working on creating their first business-oriented revenue stream models. Their accounts of their efforts are below.

They wrote:

Hi Janus community

Our team has made some great progress on _Scraper site_ functionality over the past few days. Some final tweaks and styling changes are being completed to ensure that our first mainstream site is perfect.

It should be noted, this business site will launch primarily to mainstream users and there will be a crypto aspect Bjorn and I are developing, but it will come after some educational drives to get those who have no idea what blockchain is, aquainted.

ascendus
There are many ways to monetize this site such as : *Sell Ad Space* – *BuySellAds* | *Advertisespace* ( _Google Adsense_ , _Outbrain_, _Bingads_) ; *Paid Memberships* ; and others monetization strategies that for now we can not reveal.

JNSHash

bjorn_bb: we have an opportunity to acquire 15 more antminer L3 and will post some JNS tokens to cover a portion of the cost if you need or want more. The deal is not set in stone but if we get the green light then the tokens will go up probably within a week. Thanks all.

ascendus: anyone who fill the min requirements ( min 100k JNS ) will [get mining rewards from the JNSHash mining farm and] be able to choose a currency of their choice from a given list offered. Full details will be publicly released next month.

Join the “Janus Token” YouTube Channel

You can find a list of all paid dividends here. Also, follow the Janus news on https://nxter.org/janus, and Janus Twitter.

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  • Adel – Status Update

Adel announced that they will be present at the Warsaw Summit Cryptocurrency World Expo in Poland on December 1st and 2nd.

 

Cryptocurrency World Expo ▲ Warsaw Summit
It is one of the largest blockchain events of the year – 1,400 of the biggest names in cryptocurrency will meet in Poland – and Adel has been invited to speak. The biggest exchanges, payment providers, leaders in fintech, miners, traders, ICO participants and crypto-maniacs will be eager to discuss trends and new opportunities for innovation at this year’s summit on December 1st & 2nd.

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Fintech Innovator Conference ▲ e.conomia ▲ Deloitte
Networking and building partnerships is key to the success of $ADL and the community. Continuing its speaking lineup, Adel is one of only five startups to speak at Fintech (r)evolution, an innovator conference hosted by the Media House of Economia and sponsored by Czech National Bank. The event will be held Oct. 25 in Prague. Adel will take the stage at 15:00. http://www.cashlessfuture.cz/

Read the latest great Adel article:

ADEL Ecosystem Ltd. — Evolution of Kickstarters using Blockchain

Follow Adel In Medium

Adel’s first incubated project will be iFin.io.

 

More info

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  • Bitswift – Status Update

Bitswift announced that they will have to go to court to settle a trademark dispute with the “SWIFT” group. The dispute is over usage of the “Bitswift” trademark and a resolution was not found in arbitration.

 

Bitswiftbro wrote:

Dear Bitswift Community,

It looks like we will be defending our Trademark application on “Bitswift” in court from the opposition the banking society (SWIFT). There was a long drawn out negotiation process, we won’t bore you, here is the TLDR version: The society was willing to allow us to keep our “Bitswift” TM providing we added the limitation that “our tokens would not be used between financial institutions and their corporate customers”.

This sounds all fine and dandy at first, great actually! we never wanted financial institutions using our tokens, Bitswift tokens are to be used between people directly and between businesses directly without the need for a central person, that is the whole point. We were about to sign saying we would agree to the limitation, but then a question appeared. What if the society launches their own token? and what if it starts trading with ours? are we now considered “between them and their corporate customers”. Naturally curious, and above all wanting to make sure our requirements were covered, our lawyers wrote them back and asked this question, to which they replied basically “yes then you would be infringing”. This did not sit well with us, it would mean at any point in the future and when the opposition launched any token of their own, connected to blockchain ecosystems, that our Bitswift tokens could now be considered between them and their corporate customers and as such we would be infringing. Agreeing to this would mean that we would have to ensure that our tokens were only ever exchanged between a certain subset of users, which would defeat their whole purpose of free exchange between anyone, anywhere, anytime and without the need for a central dictator.

To that end we could not settle on an agreement that worked for us. We will not be agreeing to modify our TM in such a way that would undermine their usefulness or impact us negatively in the future. We will seek a Bitswift TM and use case WITHOUT limitations as clearly we are Bitswift not some banking society, and clearly we are not doing anything inter banking whatsoever. No one calling our companies is looking for anything to do with banks or financial institutions and our ™ on “Digital tokens” has nothing to do with inter-banking or societies related to them. To our knowledge we have had a public and usable blockchian token products before any financial institutions were even considering the legitimacy of blockchain based markets.

What happens now? On our side, nothing. We will continue on our mission to develop the Bitswift ecosystem. Our companies will fund the expenses related to preserving the Bitswift brand so that they may continue to operate well into the future, enriching lives through technology as intended.

Everything for a reason and everything with time.

Also Bitswift was mentioned this week in the following article: https://cryptostec.com/what-is-bitswift

 

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  • DeBuNe – Last Days of ERC20 Token Swap

October 31st is the last day to swap your NXT assets for ERC20 tokens.

 

Source

 

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NXT IN THE MEDIA

  • Lior Yaffe in Medium – WEF: Ardor is a leading “Digital Asset”

Look at how Ardor is the leading digital asset!

 

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  • Lior Yaffe in Medium –  Enough is Enough: Everyone Wants a Ride on the Success of PoS

It is one thing to build on top of our platform and make it better, this is encouraged. As long as you acknowledge that you are building on top of our platform. It is another thing if you steal our codebase and claim that your product is better while giving us no credit for our work.

Riker wrote:

Suddenly everyone piggybacks on the POS trend. It started with Ethereum and their unnecessarily complex, Casper vaporware, which they promote everywhere as the next big thing, even though they are very far from implementing it and perhaps never will.

Cardano with some outrageous claims that they later deleted, then blackcoin with some bold and incorrect claims that cointelegraph had to correct and now Waves presents their Leased Proof of Stake a 1:1 copy of the NXT implementation as their own novelty.

Enough is enough, we were here first. NXT is the first pure POS coin and rest are copycats.

Also see my previous articles NXT Proof of Stake Theory vs Practice and POS vs POW revisited

 

Reaction, karlkarlsson, Waves Team – Good to see you guys discussing the topic. As I just tweeted to Lior, this quote is in no way made by Waves respectively our marketing team. We have always stated that we’re using the Nxt PoS algorithm as it’s the most proven algo out there. We’ve also never hid that our core team is coming from Nxt and that Waves tries to ‘fix’ some aspects we were not content with.

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  • Russia’s NSD Work: Proxy Voting Solution Using the NXT Blockchain

Report about how the Russian Federal government use the NXT Blockchain to provide security and veracity to its voting system.

 

The NSD’s work with blockchain-based securities is among the most advanced revealed to the public so far. Since beginning its exploration of blockchain over a year ago, the NSD has published the results of an early test for a proxy voting solution using the NXT blockchain and – as revealed for the first time on stage – has sold a $10 million bond by Russian telecom MegaFon using the open-source Hyperledger Fabric platform.

Source

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  • Geektime.co Quotes Riker

Article about blockchain technology going mainstream quotes from an interview conducted with Riker.

riker –  My quote on geektime https://www.geektime.co.il/geektime-blockchain-event/ towards the end, in answer to

Q: “when would blockchain become mainstream?”
A: “When we vote on the general elections using our smart phones.”

Source

  • Briandcolwell – Ardor & Child Chains: A Blockchain 2.0 Innovation, But Is This A Coin We Really Need?

Article by cryptoenthusiast about Ardor and its child chain technology.

He wrote:

Ardor is more than just about money: It’s about making a blockchain platform that is open to everyone, from single users all the way up to FinTech startups and governments, and one where anyone can create their own child chain and interact with the whole blockchain ecosystem. That means anyone, anywhere, will be able to utilize blockchain services with relative ease.

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PRICE EVOLUTION

  • TradingView – Ardor – Last Stand

The correction came down to the 88% fib. Retracement level and is no moving inside a triangle, currently sitting at the support line. The daily chart shows an oversold RSI heading upwards and a slightly dropping MACD indicator. The volume decreased, which might be a sign for tired bears. The 4h chart shows that the market closed below the Bollinger Bands, even the last dip closed below it. MACD is showing bearish downwards, RSI is oversold. The big question is if the support holds and the bulls are coming back to push the market. A good signal would be a closing inside the Bollinger Bands and crossing MACD. If the support breaks, next support is around 3000 and then 2700. If we are staying above the trendline, the retest of the downtrend channel is likely at around 3400.

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  • TradingView – ARDR Trading Idea

If we look at the daily chart of Ardor, we can see that the market is at the support zone . Price bounced from 0.000030 support level and diverged with RSI . We have a reversal signal based on a bullish divergence . We can open long trades above 0.000029 level with stop orders below 0.000027 support level .

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  • TradingView – ARDR Analysis

 

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  • Hacked.com – NXT Trade Recommendation

Bullish divergence gives a trend reversal signal. We should be ready to see a new upward movement. RSI confirms price reversal from 0.0000100 support level. MACD histogram supports upward movement. DMI allows to open long trades. We should buy based on a breakout above the local swing high. It will gives us an additional confirmation that the market is going to move upward. Pending orders for buy should be placed at 0.0000120 level with stop orders at 0.0000094 level. Profit targets are 0.0000160 and 0.0000200 levels. If you don’t use leverage, recommended trading volume for this trade is up to 5% from your deposit.

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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 stats from the Nxt Blockchain Asset Exchange:

 

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Yes, that is all for this week, Nxters. Make sure you have more of your favorite warm beverage available as you stay tuned next week for more up-to-date coverage on the final and ultimate round of the IGNIS ICO, the new year launch of Ardor, 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, Ignis, Ardor, and everything else that is pertinent to the platforms and the momentous ICO.

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