Nxter News – February 2018 (II): Why Is Patience So Important? Because It Makes Us Pay Attention

February (II)

Welcome again, Nxters! Welcome back to another synopsis of the crypto news from last week.

Again we have the latest news on which centralized exchanges have enabled ARDR and IGNIS trading, the Action Coin ICO is underway with an NXT Airdrop occurring last week – details below, updates on more and more Blockchain Meetups, EUR deposit/withdraw limit at Ardorgate has been increased to 10,000 EUR, and we included a polite reminder about how the Nxt blockchain is, in fact, very alive and well!

We welcome back our old readers and warmly welcome our new ones. The cryptosphere is a large, complex, and largely mysterious place for many 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 take the time to learn about all the news from last week.

COMMUNITY

MEETUPS

The AE

DEVELOPMENT

NXT IN THE MEDIA

PRICE EVOLUTION

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


COMMUNITY

  • Freewallet

Last week Freewallet (third-party wallet) updated their ARDR wallet and now users have access to their ARDR. IGNIS is still not enabled but a Medium article further down from them explains the challenges they faced migrating to the dedicated Ardor blockchain; IGNIS, they wrote, is a current priority for their dev team.

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  • Exchanges… 

Meanwhile, on the AEUR blockchain

With AEUR you can trade assets, IGNIS, ARDR and any child chain token p2p against the Euro-backed child chain token.

The following updated list shows third-party exchanges that have and have NOT released their customers’ ARDR and IGNIS tokens. The IGNIS Airdrop occurred well over a month ago and we still do not have all the exchanges that announced support actually enabling full wallet and trading support for IGNIS and ARDR.

http://bit.ly/Ignis-Ardor-Exchange-Progress

Lior Yaffe (Jelurida) wrote:

To those whose IGNIS tokens are still locked by exchanges, exchanges have no more excuses, the blockchain is stable since Jan 2nd and with the new release we had the full deposit/withdrawal process covered and operational. Be proactive, open support tickets and contact them on social networks to release your funds. In case exchange developers need advice we are here to help.

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  • ACTN – NXT Airdrop and Ongoing ICO

In November we presented the Action Token. It has been more than three months and the team is now ready. The community, in general, has not had proof of this project until a few days ago, when Lior Yaffe verified that the team seems legit and ANG director, Elizabeth, interviewed Nick – one of the founders. Further down we explain more about the Action Token and how 1 billion ACTN has been airdropped on NXT holders and will be accessible on the new chain in March.

Elizabeth conversed with Lior Yaffe (Riker):

Elizabeth – These guys have been largely quiet since first announcing themselves. It seems as if the project is still ongoing but it’s hard to say for sure without updates. @riker how should we view the authenticity of this?

Riker – I can confirm that we had several calls with the action coin team. As far as I can judge this is a legitimate project.

Elizabeth
I have just finished an interview with Nick Morley of ActionCoin. I wanted to give you some notice as the Pre Sale started today and the web wallet will release on March 1. You can go to actioncoin.io and follow links to acquire some.

And, oh! Did I mention this is a clone of the NXT blockchain?! Nick tells us why NXT is a great solution for his business and more down the road. You will want to watch this!

Elizabeth and Nick talk about Action Coin and the ICO, which is currently underway. Created with the Nxt Blockchain Creation Kit, 10 B Action Coins were issued. Up to 250 M tokens are available in each of the three rounds of their ICO, with the wallet launching on March 1st, 2018. Thanks to the terms of the JPL, 1 billion tokens have been airdropped to NXT users and will be accessible when the Action Coin web wallet launches, using the existing login for your NXT wallet.

REMEMBER: Your Nxt passphrase is worth all your holdings on the Nxt, Ardor, and any airdropped Nxt-based coin’s networks. Keep it safe at all times! Log in with your account ID, not your passphrase. You can use NxtBridge OFFLINE to sign transactions initiated on clone networks without ever exposing your passphrase to their network. Sign it, and then broadcast the signed transaction on to the clone’s network. More in-depth info here, and NxtBridge OFFLINE download and video tuts are found here.

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Child Chains

  • Bitswift Update

Last week Bitswift markets opened on Bittrex!

bitswiftbro wrote:

Been working hard with Bittrex today folks, the market will come online very soon. Bittrex bundler is on our chain and we are just going through some final testing. Thanks everyone for being patient.

Bitswift has a clear business model and they are moving forward with a lot of enthusiasm.

bitswiftbro
Good news everyone, Bitswift has been invited to speak at city hall in front of city council relating to a smart city IOT project coming up here in Kingston Ontario. This even will be broadcast live on local tv and we are sure to show the city what networks we have built which could help facilitate the smart city they are trying to build. Council meeting is at 7:30 EST tonight.

Thewhig.com wrote:

“Prior to hearing from Semplonius, council heard from Paul Busch from Bitswift, a technology company in Kingston. Busch said the city has alternatives to partnering with Bell and there are local companies working on networking technologies. Busch said he has been working on a decentralized networking system using blockchain technology in the city centre for four years.”

Source

You can find the video uploaded here: https://ardornxt.slack.com/archives/C67TGA37H/p1517937083000066

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  • Products for Sale in the AEUR Marketplace

Do you have something, non-perishable, that can be listed on the AEUR marketplace?

A long-time member of the Nxt community, Palheiro, has made some products from his Galician garden available. From jam to potatoes, this is a good opportunity to buy healthy, organic vegetables with 21st-century payment methods!

Palheiro wrote:

palheiro – I have put three products on sale in the AEUR marketplace. In case someone is interested, they are food and pottery, all produced by me. Soon I will put more variety. Let’s see if we are filling the market!

martis – @palheiro where are you located?

palheiro – Galiza (Spanish Kingdom)

SellerARDOR-66J7-K4T7-8C9M-66W67

I am sure the AEUR Marketplace can serve other requests as well. Remember that the jam does not expire 😉

Like Ignis, AEUR has a marketplace where items can be listed and purchased in the child chain’s own tokens. On the AEUR chain, this means that all prices are pegged to the Euro. You can see how to get on to the Euro-pegged AEUR chain in the following how-to video, created by James Malach, aka Coinerz, entitled: ‘Exchange Euros For Ardor With Ardorgate’.

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  • SCAM Message on Facebook

Almost every week we are warning our readers about false services that are trying to hustle new Nxters for coins. Although it seems ridiculous, scammers always cheat someone. Most scams are obvious but some are legit enough to fool decent people. Take care, it is impossible to warn against every scam and hustle out there as they are just so ubiquitous. That is why we urge all readers to use the information from official sources, always check with the community, and NEVER disclose your passphrase to anyone!

The scam:

Kevin –  Warning guys!!!
I just got this spam message from NXT BLockchain on facebook messenger using the NXT logo etc. be aware!

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  • New Korean Telegram Channel About Nxt/Ardor

Someone has created a new Korean chat about Nxt/Ardor on Telegram. There are already over 200 users in that chat room. This is a great tool for our Korean readers to spread knowledge and awareness of Nxt and Ardor.

Here is our (non-exhaustive) list pointing to the most popular Telegram Nxt/Ardor channels

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MEETUPS

  • Ardor Nxt Group Event Calendar

The number of events in the Nxt / Ardor ecosystems are increasing and thanks to a calendar created by Elizabeth, we have them all sorted and highlighted. Take a look at it and make a visit to the closest Meetup to meet the passionate people who make up this beautiful ecosystem, enjoy some networking, and perhaps even learn something new!

Elizabeth wrote:

Elizabeth – I created this calendar so the community is aware of events in their area and so I could indicate when members of our community will be at an event. Each event is color coded and the key is in the sidebar. So far the only attendees and known attendees have been ANG sponsored.

If you see an event in your area that you are interested in attending, let me know and we can see if we can work something out for group discounts on passes, etc.

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  • Blockchain for Business Meetup in Barcelona – The Future of Blockchain in Business on March 1

Veronica is preparing one of the most interesting Meetups of the year, taking advantage of the Mobile World Congress days, the speakers will be top-level in their fields (Blockchain experts, banking experts, executives from consumer-goods companies, investors, and lawyers). The theme will be the future of blockchain in business. Register early as many people are likely going to attend.

https://www.meetup.com/es-ES/Blockchain-for-Business-Barcelona/events/247616337/

• What we’ll do
Blockchain-based technologies are revolutionizing the world as they are applied to new and existing business models.

In the context of Mobile World Congress 2018, the most significant mobile event in the world, with Annual attendance more than 100,000, we are going to invite thought leaders to talk about the future of Blockchain in Business.

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  • Join the Meetup Group – Ardor – Nxt Madrid (Madrid, España)

Our friend, Coradan, the founder of the Meetup Blockchain for Business Madrid, has announced his new meetup group in Madrid (Spain) called Ardor – Nxt Madrid.

Source

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You can download the Meetup App for mobile or log in on the web to register for any of them:

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  • Crypto Meetup “Blockchain for Business: Ardor Platform held on February 7th

Almonte shared his experience from last week’s Meetup organized in Valencia with the community.

He wrote:

 

Almonte – Great experience, the Valencia meetup yesterday: https://www.meetup.com/es-ES/Blockchain-Valencia-Tech/events/246896335/ There were around 40 very participative attendees from Valencia’s developers and start-up community.

From both service providers and product makers it is interesting to invest on Ardor knowledge, the former will be prepared when business will need support for Ardor integration within their current processes and the latter will be able to design their blockchain based products with the first blockchain as a service out there. I enjoyed a lot the good questions this audience asked.

Thanks all the attendees, specially to Dekalabs and Flywire for hosting the event.

More information

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The AE

Remember the launch? In May 2014 #NxtAE launched. Anyone could now issue digital asset tokens on the blockchain and trade them p2p on an unregulated, decentralized, global asset blockchain market. The ICO craze is not new to us.

Being so early with the AE was wild, just like ERC20-ICO-traders experience it now. But, it also gave the core devs an early chance to start working out good solutions to the problems that inherently arise in such a market, long before any other dev team. Nxt never got hacked. It has run stable for over four years. Assets are issued with few clicks. Instantly tradeable on the AE (Asset Exchange). Encrypted messages can be exchanged. Documents can be uploaded, signed, timestamped. Dividends paid with a click, all recorded into the blockchain.

With Ardor (and this will be ported back to Nxt), asset issuers have full control over their assets; who trades their assets, like only KYC and AML approved accounts – or anyone. There is whitelist control over asset holder accounts, you can choose, for example, which asset holders should have the opportunity to vote or even to control an account by vote.

The result of a vote held on the Ignis child chain can be set to sign transactions on behalf of the company – pre-defined whitelisted accounts can sign/vote by account ID, tag, balance or asset balance.

Assets are tradable in all child chain markets. You can only issue assets on Ignis, but you can have your ICO in any child chain token, a non-pegged crypto, or for example in AEUR, which is pegged to, and backed by, Euros, withdrawable to your bank account directly in the Ardor Client GUI. More child chain cryptocurrencies will come. And more assets.

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  • Janus – Status Update

$JNS, what’s next?

They got the large Kodak building. From April 1, JNSHash will be operational.

They elaborate:

The deal has been made with the building owner of the old Kodak office for JNSHash mining operation. They agreed to provide up to 800 amps as our operation grows.

The contract goes into effect on April 1st. This is the soonest we can get machines in and hashing again, then begin expanding. Thank you for your patience in this aspect, we understand right now it is of huge importance to the community and will work very hard to bring it back ASAP.

Between now and April will be the cleanup, drywall, and electrical installation.

The building owner has stated they must perform some of this due to city code, so this is the reason for the delay. However, this is an opportunity (because I am also trying to look on the bright side here). This means we can see if the new Nvidia line of GPU comes out which is super important for future investment into the hashrate, and also the release of new asic machines.

Janus Telegram: https://t.me/thejanusproject

Janus asset ID on the ARDOR platform: 4348103880042995903

KREDS

Last week, a snapshot of all JNS (Janus) on the Ardor network was taken, at block height 48484.

Two Kreds would be credited per one JNS, to be distributed accordingly within 90 days counting from the time of the Kreds Genesis block. There will only be a 90-day claim window, so Janus holders get ready to download their wallet and grab your coins because guess what. Kreds is already live.

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

So what is Kreds?

Janus wrote:

Kreds will be a totally new blockchain with no connection to Ardor.

bjorn_bb wrote:

For gpu miners most of you will be familiar with the mining algo and pools will come very shortly. Thank you to everyone, and the rest of my team for making this utility currency a huge success. It will play a large role in our websites as incentive for [writing] great content and comments.

Everyone grab the wallet, we made sure to have all OS’s [and Android] available
https://github.com/KredsBlockchain/kreds-core/releases

$KREDS discussion in Discord app: https://discord.gg/3gmat7B

Masternode setup guide:
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1m9ApgN33fHlj08kc009CCg6dRWDhl5V8/view

If you want to know more or find a list of supportive pools, read and follow Kreds’ [ANN] thread on Bitcointalk.

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  • Adel – Adel Swap Module Guide

The community of Adel is in the final stretch of the move of their ADL coin to the Ethereum network. We wish you good luck in your adventure. This week, February 15th, the swap will occur. Adel produced a guide that explains what will happen during the switch from Nxt.

C-cex users: Remember to withdraw your ADL coins to your NXT wallet before the 14th of February due to delisting.

ADL Swap Preview & Guide

How will you swap your ADL coins for ADL on Ethereum? We’ve put together a guide to help you prepare for February 15, so you’ll be ready for the switch. Check out our blog post on Steemit: https://steemit.com/cryptocurrency/@adelecosystem/adel-swap-module-guide

If you have Any questions regarding the Swap, get in contact with Adel on Slack or Telegram.

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DEVELOPMENT

  • Improving the Coin Exchange Feature

Users have been requesting a GUI-change in the Ardor Client, to improve the p2p Coin Exchange experience. Lior Yaffe, core dev for Nxt and Ardor, mentions the improvements made to the layout of the Ardor client – including more specific “Not enough funds” message explanations.

riker – We added the buy orders side to the coin exchange and improved the layout a bit, if someone wants to test http://80.211.143.216:27876/index.html – this is my mainnet node.

Also we improved the “Not enough funds” message. It now explains the problem i.e. “Not enough funds. Amount 877 fee 0.018 current balance 875.6994 you are missing 1.3185 IGNIS”

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  • Ardor.World – Ardor Coin Exchange Rates

Thanks to Sergei Chumak, we now have this amazing tool.

https://twitter.com/m4kstep/status/961686900917579776

The functionality of Ardor.World continues to grow as it now supports Ardor coin exchange rates across the child chain ecosystem.

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  • Weekly Reminder – NXT

This week’s reminder is this Infogram made by ANG.

Nxt is one of the most stable, featureful and best tested altcoins. With new chains released under the JPL giving airdrops to all NXT holders, and with the NXT public chain being maintained and developed further by Jelurida, how can Nxt be “dead”?

A new upgrade to the public chain is on its way, and launching a Nxt-based blockchain has never been easier for businesses with the release of the Blockchain Creation Kit last year. Per the terms of the Jelurida Public License (JPL) any clone of the Nxt blockchain needs to airdrop 10% of its tokens to NXT holders (- see the above section about the Action Token).

https://infogram.com/nxt-is-not-dead-1hkv2njloemn6x3

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NXT IN THE MEDIA

  • Lior Yaffe in Medium – Ardor Launch — To go Where no Jeluridian has gone Before – Update #5

Barely 40 days have passed since Ardor launched and the stability of the network is incredible. This allows developers to focus on developing the key features of the Ardor network. Everything goes like a Swiss watch –  funny because the company is Swiss. Expect a new Ardor release next week.

Lior updated:

Another productive week in cryptoland. Ardor and its child chains continue to operate perfectly. The dev team has started working on the pruning and snapshot feature (but this is still several months away). Meanwhile, next week we are planning to release minor updates to Ardor and Nxt with some usability improvements and bug fixes.

We are talking with several teams about child chain creation and Nxt based clone projects. The customer support system is now fully operational and we are making good progress with the integration of a CRM system.

Some good news from exchanges, Bittrex has opened IGNIS for trading using our zero fee transactions solution. I expect other exchanges to open trading soon. Meanwhile, our Euro zone users, can use the Ardorgate service which continues to improve and streamline the service.

Source

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  • Lior Yaffe in Medium – Why I Think the “Bitcoin Bubble” is not Going to Burst Anytime Soon

In this article, Lior pulls sincerity to announce to the public his controversial opinion about the process that the markets of cryptocurrencies are experiencing. He is no stranger to bubbles and he documents his experiences with the infamous dotcom bubble of the turn-of-the 21st century.

He wrote:

I did not live through the Dutch tulip mania of 1637 so can’t say much about it, but I was an employee of Jacada, a Nasdaq traded high flying tech startup during the happy days of the dot.com bubble during 1998-2001, and I did experience first hand the effects of the dot.com bubble burst, losing on paper hundred of thousands of dollars held in unvested stock options of the company, while seeing its stock value plummet from $37 to basically nothing over the course of a couple of years.

Therefore, as someone who bares the (financial) scars of this event, I’m always on the lookout for new bubbles.

Source

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  • Medium – Updating your Ardor / NXT node Running on a Raspberry Pi 3

Ardor and Nxt are Proof-of-Stake blockchains that are small and light enough to run very well on a Raspberry Pi.

A community member, Erick, created this easy-peasy guide about how to update your raspberry pi node running Ardor. This configuration would add a node to the network, but remember to modify the properties file to leave it at 100%.

Instructions for updating your node:

  1. If your Ardor/NXT node is currently running, stop it by pressing Ctrl + c in the terminal.
  2. Download the latest zipped release from Jelurida for either Ardor or NXT.
    -Move the downloaded zipped file to the folder containing the existing Ardor or NXT folder.
  3. Open up the Ardor or NXT folder and remove/delete the lib folder.
  4. Open the Terminal and navigate to the folder containing the Ardor or NXT folder, and unzip the zipped file…
    unzip ardor-client-2.0.13.zip
  5. When prompted, overwrite all files by pressing A
  6. When completed, cd into the ardor or nxt folder and restart the node ./run.sh
  7. After a few minutes, open the web browser and verify the update was successful.
  8. Kick back and allow your node to resync with the blockchain.

Source

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  • The Merkle – What is Ignis?

A brief introduction to Ignis. Some people confuse Ardor and its child chains – remember all Ardor does is forge transactions and provide security. All the other functionality you know from the Nxt blockchain is in Ardor’s child chains. Ignis is the first and ONLY fully-permissioned child chain. The Merkle gave a beginner’s guide to the child chain.

They wrote:

What is Ignis Exactly?

Some people may recall that Ardor wants to become a next-generation blockchain focusing on child chains. The Ardor parent chain processes transactions and offers security and scalability to “offspring” such as Ignis.

It is important to note the child chain has its own native currency, which was distributed through last year’s Ignis ICO. The main reason this project was created was to bring functionality to the Ardor ecosystem, as the parent chain will only offer very basic functionality. It has all of the NXT features built in except for the “forging” of currencies.

Source

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  • Freewallet in Medium – Freewallet – Ardor: A Long Way Home

Freewallet wrote a post in Medium about their challenges migrating to the dedicated Ardor blockchain. They highlight the unique selling points of Ardor and they announce that integrating IGNIS is a priority and that they are currently working on it.

They wrote:

Basically, any project or individual can create a dedicated child chain with the ARDR platform. They can issue a separate coin (or token) for their chain, enable and disable specific network features and get their transactions processed fast and without mixing them with information from parallel child chains.

Source

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  • CoinSpeaker – What is the Nxt Platform, and What Can It be Used For?

The author makes a brief comparison between two of the most famous consensus protocols today, Proof of Work vs Proof of Stake, before diving into the innovative features which Nxt has.

Photo: Nxt / Twitter

They wrote:

Nxt, an advanced blockchain platform and the first currency to run solely on proof-of-stake algorithm, beats basic functional features of [other] pioneering cryptocurrencies.

Some of its main features include:

Asset Exchange enabling peer-to-peer trading of shares and crypto assets;
Data Storage that can be used for purposes such as building file-sharing services, decentralized apps, and various other services;
An Alias system allowing text substitutions that will enable keywords to be used to represent other things;
A Voting System that can be used to influence future development decisions, shareholder voting, public elections, and various other community-based decisions;
Plugin support that will make it simple for external developers to add additional features and enhancements;
Multi-signature and Phased Transactions that take into consideration various factors such as the approval of multiple accounts or the passage of a specific interval of time.

Source

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  • Coindigo – Scaling to the New Heights With Ardor

This article from Coindigo is one of the few that, in addition to summarizing the characteristics of Ardor, dared to write the truth, something that all Nxters knows well: Ethereum has received more publicity than Ardor, but that does not mean it is a better product – mostly this is a function of the ridiculous sums of money they raised in their ICO – and marketing.

Coindigo wrote:

Most cryptocurrency platforms are limited by their need to rely on a single cryptocurrency for transactions. Ardor is different, and tokens within the Ardor platform can make transactions between themselves without holding any ARDR tokens.

Lastly, Ardor gives businesses the potential to customize their own child chain. This increases the potential use case for the chains, as businesses can have the chain as private as they want. Furthermore, businesses from various industries can use the technology because of the customization and it would not be limited to a single industry use.

Ardor has not received as much publicity and backing as Ethereum, even though the technology is arguably more superior. This is because the developers lack the marketing capability of Vitalik Butarin. A majority of their team is composed of legal experts and software engineers. They need a business minded individual to really market the technology to businesses.

Nevertheless, the team is very smart when it comes to their technical knowledge. Lior Yaffe is a software engineer by trade, and he is the MD for Jelurida (parent company). Petko Petkovis is another co-founder, who is the core developer. He has a vast repertoire of technical knowledge which no doubt comes in handy at Jelurida. Lastly, their lead software architect is Tomislav Gountchev who has a stellar academic resume having studied at Cambridge and UC Berkeley. He also cofounded Nabble, and worked at multiple other tech start-ups.

Source

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PRICE EVOLUTION

  • TradingView – Ardor Probability Of Reversal

Source

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  • TradingView – ARDR Found Bottom and is Going Up

Source

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  • TradingView – IGNIS Entry Level

Source

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  • TradingView – IGNIS Likely Forming the Preferred Pump Formation C&H

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 for important breaking updates during the week as they happen. Stay warm, dry, and stay informed, dear Nxters. See you back here next week! We will keep you updated on the growing world of distributed ledger technology.

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Nxter News – February 2018 (I): Predicting Rain Does Not Count. Building Arks Does.

February (I)

Welcome again, dear Nxters! Welcome back to another synopsis of the crypto news from last week.

Jelurida has just been selected as one of the ten finalists at the 4YFN Awards in Barcelona! Ardorgate is up and running and making buying crypto with your fiat money so much easier, a great new account alert service is available, and last week also saw the release IGNIS on Bittrex, finally, but we still are waiting for some other exchanges to get their act together (Poloniex / Freewallet / HitBTC). Lior Yaffe updated the community with another installment from his Medium blog, new Meetups were announced and a lot more.

    We welcome back our old readers and warmly welcome our new ones. The cryptosphere is a large, complex, and largely mysterious place for many people, and we at Nxter are changing that. We want our readers to become experts in the Nxt / Ardor / Ignis blockchain ecosystem. Take a deep breath, lean back and learn about all the news from last week.

     

    COMMUNITY

    MEETUPS

    The AE

    DEVELOPMENT

    NXT IN THE MEDIA

    PRICE EVOLUTION

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


    COMMUNITY

     

    • 4YFN Awards Finalists

    Jelurida has been selected as one of the ten finalists at the 4YFN Awards!

    Jelurida will pitch on the main stage, meet up with investors and exhibit within the innovation market at 4YFN Barcelona on Tuesday, February 27, and pitch in Mobile World Congress, Conference Innovation session, three days later, on the 1st of March.

    The 4YFN Awards 2018 is the startup competition of the 4YFN at the Mobile World Congress Barcelona 2018 event, focused on accelerating business development and the investment in new technologies.

    As part of being a finalist, Jelurida will exhibit for free in a highlighted area of 4YFN from February 26 to 28. Also, they will get a dedicated article published on the 4YFN website and will be included in newsletters and across social channels. Jelurida will have the opportunity to meet the international press for the promotion of the finalists’ projects, 5 FREE visitor passes, and will enter the SendGrid Accelerator Programme, receiving a SendGrid Pro 100k Plan and the 6-month starter package with Loader.

    Lior writes:

    The presence at MWC provides and huge exposure outside of the crypto circles. We are the only blockchain startup represented in the 10 finalists.

    The Mobile World Congress is the most significant mobile event in the world, with Annual attendance more than 100,000. Attendees represent more than 200 countries from across the globe. Over 2,300 exhibits are featured during four days in Barcelona from February 26 to the 1st of March.

    Lior Yaffe, co-founder and Managing Director of Jelurida will visit Barcelona for the entire week. Veronica Torras, Head of Marketing and Business Development, together with other members of the community, is working on a strategic agenda to meet with relevant representatives of the technology and the blockchain business community in Barcelona.

    Source

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    • Exchange Euros for ARDR with Ardorgate

    Last week we mentioned the launch of Ardorgate, and the AEUR child chain.

    Since then, users have been depositing EUR > AEUR into the Ardor blockchain platform, and withdrawn some EUR as well, a user confirmed he used IGNIS to fuel his car with, by converting IGNIS to AEUR in the Ardor p2p Coin Exchange, and then sending AEUR from the Ardor client to his Mister Tango Mastercard in minutes via Ardorgate.

    32517 AEUR are currently in circulation, backed by an equal amount of EUR in Ardorgate’s account.

    Ardorgate allows you to quickly purchase or sell assets, marketplace items, and child chain tokens in the Ardor ecosystem – effortlessly convert AEUR < > IGNIS, ARDR, BITSWIFT, Janus assets and other tokens. With Ardorgate, any AEUR tokens you have can also be fast and easily converted to Euros in your Mistertango account.

    James Malach, aka Coinerz, created a new Ardor how-to video entitled: ‘Exchange Euros For Ardor With Ardorgate’

    Previous videos at:
    https://www.nxter.org/nxt-news-january-2018-v/#Coinerz_Using_Ardor_Coin_exchange
    https://www.nxter.org/nxt-news-january-2018-iv/#coinerz_Ardor

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    • Account Alert Service

    Nxters have long been requesting an alert service, that can notify them by email of new transactions to their Nxt and Ardor accounts. Last week developer Alexander, aka scor2k, a Nxter.org partner, launched such a notification service for testing. It has been a long time since a service like this has been operational, so we have no doubt that our readers will find it useful. Learn about other services designed by Alexander here, and about how to register for the alpha alert service below.

    Alexander wrote:

    I would like to introduce our service:

    • Nxter Alert Service for Nxt and Ardor accounts

    You can add your (or any other) Nxt and Ardor account address and you will receive email alerts every time a transaction has been made (sent or received).

    The service will notify you of NXT, ARDOR and child chain transactions.

    Register here: https://www.nxter.org/alerts

    We are starting alpha-testing now, but we have many great plans to upgrade this simple service and launch new services in the near future. You can test and use our alert service already and help us by sending feedback to help@nxter.org or by posting it in this thread.

     

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    • Exchanges…

    Good news finally came for IGNIS holders as IGNIS/BTC trading was enabled on Bittrex. UpBit airdropped the IGNIS tokens but still has not enabled the wallets and markets. And the rest?

    Yeah, we are very tired of having this section in the newsletter.

    http://bit.ly/Ignis-Ardor-Exchange-Progress

    THIS ^ updated list also includes 3rd party exchanges that have NOT released their customers’ ARDR and IGNIS yet.

    HitBTC! Poloniex! FreeWallet! Get your act together, please!

    Lior Yaffe (Jelurida) wrote –

    To those whose IGNIS tokens are still locked by exchanges, exchanges has no more excuses, the blockchain is stable since Jan 2nd and with the new release we have the full deposit/withdrawal process covered and operational. Be proactive, open support tickets and contact them on social networks to release your funds. In case exchange developers need advice we are here to help.

    Following 2 quotes from ardornxt.slack #trading channel, sum up well the differences between how hodlers and daytraders, newbies and cryptocurrency veterans weigh the importance of the current situation with exchanges:

    ywz [5:33 AM]

    the management is very bad, it seems no one is working on exchange issues
    someone said the team dont know how to run a business several weeks ago, correct
    ardor will go down to less than 0.2 USD if they dont solve the exchange issues, and then disappear

    napdude [6:22 AM]

    @ywz exchange issues is a short-term problem and it only affects short-term speculators. Don’t trust an exchange with large amounts of crypto.

    Progress on the core technology and actual adoption and use in the field is what will drive value in the long term. The future and adoption of ardor is not very much affected if ardor gets on more exchanges right now, or in a month.

    You should’ve held your NXT in an NXT wallet then you would not risk getting your ignis and ardor frozen up in a centralized exchange. Remember how long it took to get bitcoin cash from bitcoin holdings at various exchanges. This is a similar situation, exchanges are slow, they can’t afford to make mistakes.

    It has been stated many times that jelurida is working with the exchanges, but in the end, it is the devs on each exchange that decides what to prioritize. 

    Most ardor owners who are here bc of the technology couldn’t care less if the price goes down in the short term – as long as the tech is kept shiny, the price will come back up when we see adoption of the nxt and ardor ecosystem in the real world. Most of the people whining about exchanges are probably pump and dumpers who couldn’t dump as fast as they had planned.

    I think the people working with ardor are doing an excellent job, prioritizing tasks. I’m sure if they later this year find themselves with some extra time, they’re going to dedicate a developer to get ardor onto as many exchanges as possible, as fast as possible. Until that happens, consider the current prize a rare buying opportunity. ardor, ignis, and nxt are to be stacked and held. in their blockchains, not on exchanges (except for trading of course).

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    • Riker Answers Where is the Marketing???

    Nxter.org has long promoted the products released by Jelurida. We have links on our site to all of the products released and our newsletter readers are kept up-to-date on important news and announcements from Jelurida and the entire ecosystem. The Nxter community is very welcoming and embracing of all who wish to learn about Nxt / Ardor and its current and upcoming features and child chains. Jelurida may own the products but they do not control or own the community or 3rd party exchanges and we will continue to keep our community informed with honest feedback about the products we love to use. Nxter has a great book for sale along with links to excellent articles and tutorial videos for any member of any skill set who wishes to participate, build, and spread the word, which we encourage you to do!

    Last week Lior responded to complaints on nxtforum:

    Folks, my feedback:
    1. If I’m dead or just retired, rest assured Nxt and Ardor will live on, I’m more of the spokesperson of the project than the lead developer
    2. Translations – will start soon
    3. Child chains creation – having tight control over their creation is a hard learnt lesson from the Nxt asset exchange and monetary system
    4. Approaching ERC20 issuers which has a lot of funds to spend – good idea and definitely something we should do better

    Whenever the token price drops for some reason we start getting these complaints about marketing. We are kind of used to it.
    Please consider that we are doing much more than we used to do before we had the ICO funding.

    Few examples:
    1. Veronica – our new marketing manager and a team she’s building around the project
    2. Working with a PR agency
    3. The Starla movies
    4. Email campaigns
    5. Website redesign – not done
    6. A lot of work with customers and enterprises, some of which, have to remain private and some are not ready to be published yet
    7. Myself writing a blog on Medium and being active on Twitter

    Source

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    • Neocash Media – Tether, Bitcoin, Ardorgate, AEUR

    Neocash Media loves Ardorgate as much as we do. This short video gives opinions on the wider crypto space but highlights Ardor and Ardorgate /AEUR as an example of how “pegged currencies ought to work.” The simplicity and transparency of Ardorgate when it comes to buying Euro-pegged AEUR tokens is ideal and unsurpassed in the wider crypto world.

    He said:

    Child chains have an independent blockchain tailored to the specific environment or protocol. These child chains can choose to attach or bundle a reference block into the Ardor Parent chain. Once done the child chains can prune their blocks limiting the digital footprint without compromising on security.

    Ardor and all child chains are proof-of-stake blockchains based off the NXT platform.

    The Ardorgate website allows users to deposit Euros and receive a digital token pegged to that Euro price. The token is called AEUR which is also the name of a child chain within the Ardor platform. The fiat money is handled by a bank service called mistertango and instructions show how to both deposit and withdrawal Euros. The instructions involve some copy and pasting so please be careful if you try it out.

    This is how a pegged fiat to cryptocurrency ought to work. There is transparency for the number of tokens created and the amount of Euros on deposit.

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    • 10 IGNIS Bounty Challenge – Completed

    We are happy to report the successful completion of the first IGNIS bounty! Many thanks to all the community members who contributed in highlighting content that contains misinformation about Ardor. More bounty challenges will be announced in the future. Stay tuned for more challenges and bounties.

    10 IGNIS Bounty Challenge: Update Ardor information on the Web from Ardor

    If you won a bounty, payouts will be completed within the next 24 hours.

    Stay tuned for a new challenge!

     

    Don’t forget to visit regularly https://www.reddit.com/r/Ardor and https://www.reddit.com/r/NXT/ to find useful information about Nxt/Ardor/Ignis.

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    • Airdrop from Clones – How to Act

    It looks like the Ardor blockchain is going to be cloned pretty soon.

    A group of Indonesian developers have decided to launch a clone of the recently launched Ardor blockchain. We would like to remark that Jelurida does not support it. If you want more info about this clone you can join their telegram chat or visit their web page. We do not know if the project is reliable or not and can not answer your questions about this clone. You should ask them directly. And be careful. To make it clear: this clone has nothing to do with Jelurida nor with the Ardor/Ignis/Nxt community.

    Free cloning is one of the issues that often comes up when talking about open-source software. You can’t avoid it. And it’s not the first time that we see this happen in our ecosystem. There have been many Nxt clones out there during these >4 years, which have taken advantage of our excellent team of developers for their own good, and not making any good to the investors of the original chain. Sometimes their creators don’t even mention the Nxt blockchain when promoting these clones.

    That is why Jelurida created a new type of “coinleft” license, the Jelurida Public License or JPL, in the spirit of the GNU General Public License, but better suited to protect the interests of open source cryptocurrency projects like Nxt and Ardor.

    Lior Yaffe stated:

    In principal, we release the source code for our blockchain products so that people can review it, contribute to it and use it as reference when developing their applications.
    We do not release source code for people to clone it and create competing tokens, but unfortunately this is a side effect that we cannot prevent.
    We do not cooperate with LELE in any way and have no intention to do so. All we do with projects like LELE is make sure they comply with JPL license.

    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. And any public clone of the Ardor blockchain will have to distribute 10% of all the tokens in that new cloned parent chain to IGNIS holders.

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

    So this example of a clone will have to airdrop 10% of the tokens to the IGNIS holders.

    This brings up another issue: Once the airdrop is over, current IGNIS holders will have to download the Lele wallet and log in there using the same account they use to login to their Ardor account to find the airdropped tokens. This can be dangerous, especially since we do not know if the new wallet contains involuntary bugs (or even, v0luntary ones, we have to trust the clone developers).

    If by any chance someone managed to get your passphrase (you will be asked to enter your current secret Nxt/Ardor/Ignis passphrase there to be able to transfer your LELEs) you will be in real danger: not only could you lose your Lele’s tokens (they could be stolen if someone knew your passphrase) but also your Ardor/Ignis/any other tokens you hold on the Nxt and Ardor blockchains could be lost.

    So some Ardor community members have started to look for workarounds to find a solution to this problem so that you don’t need to enter your Ardor/Ignis passphrase in a Lele wallet that we might not trust if you want to collect the airdropped coins.

    Riker explains:

    Right, anytime you use your LELE passphrase you are also using your Nxt or Ardor passphrase.

    What you need to do when using airdrop from clones is:
    1. Create a new account on the clone (call it LELE) then create an unsigned transaction to send all your funds to this account on LELE
    2. Copy the bytes or json to your Nxt node to sign it
    3. Broadcast the transaction to the LELE blockchain
    This would work for the power users but too complex for newbies.

    Josenxt has also though of another plausible solution:

    Since the Lele snapshot will be recorded on the 28th of February, I suggest you create a new Ignis account (lets call it Account 2) and temporarily move your IGNIS to that new Account 2 (don’t forget the passphrase of both the old and the new Ignis acount!) before the snapshot. Then, after the snapshot has been recorded, send your Ignis back to the original account 1 BEFORE logging in to the Lele wallet with the passphrase of Account 2. That way, if someone managed to steal the passphrase of your Account 2, you’ll only lose your Leles, your Ardor/Ignis will be safe and sound, because they’ll be in a different account (account 1 instead of account 2) and protected by a different passphrase which they wouldn’t know.

    For additional security, you could create your Account 2 as a cold storage account with NxtBridge OFFLINE.

    Always remember to store your passphrase (the 12 random words that the clients presents you when creating a new account) in a safe place. Never share your passphrase with anyone. Don’t change a single character, blank space, capital letter of your passphrase or you won’t be able to move your funds.

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    MEETUPS

    This week on Wednesday the 7th there will be a Meetup in Valencia talking about the Ardor platform. This Meetup will be hosted by longtime community member almonte. The presentation is in the Spanish language but will be English friendly.

    Alberto Fernández, aka Almonte wrote:

    On the 7th of February there will be an Ardor presentation in Valencia (Spain) https://www.meetup.com/es-ES/Blockchain-Valencia-Tech/events/246896335/ If you are nearby, come over! It will be in Spanish but it is English friendly

    More information

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    • Blockchain Business Meetup in Madrid (Spain) on March 1st

    Anybody interested in the Blockchain-as-a-Service (BaaS) and in the Blockchain for Business can attend this Meetup that will be held on the 1st floor of the Google Campus in Madrid – Espacio Café. Nxt and Ardor will be introduced as well.

    This will be the location

    Source

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    • Exploring the Blockchain for Business in Central PA – March 1

    Elizabeth Mong, director of the ANG, is having a follow-up to her previous Meetup. This second one will be more technical in scope and if you attended the first one you should definitely also attend this one on Thursday, March 1st.

    What we will do
    Introduction to blockchain technology and how it applies to business. Both businesses and software developers will find a place in this emerging field. We hope to facilitate the future applications from both points of view.

    • What to bring
    Bring your laptops, and we will download and explore a functional blockchain.

    Elizabeth – Here is a photo of the “Introduction to Blockchain” Meetup I hosted last evening. I introduced blockchain in the simplest terms and gave several use cases and examples followed by a download of the Ardor client / wallet and a Q&A that was very lively and fun 🙂

    I’m looking forward to the next Meetup that will get more technical and to all the proposed “crypto” coffee dates between now and then.

    Source

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    • Crypto Meetup “This is Blockchain” by Limesoda held on January 30th

    Limesoda hosted a live-stream “This is Blockchain” Meetup last week.

    Alex Pfeiffer, Paul Ploterauer, and Travin Keith spoke and Lior Yaffe live streamed from Israel to participate.

    Video

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    The AE

    • Janus – Status Update

    The Kreds snapshot occurred last week on February 3rd at Ardor block height 48484, distributing over 49M Kreds tokens to JNS holders. More info about this new blockchain and how to claim the airdropped Kreds is below.

     

    They wrote:

    ascendus
    We are distributing up to 49,500,000 KREDS to Janus token users based on their account balances through snapshot method, at 1 JNS =2 KREDS ratio.

    Kreds will have is own blockchain ecosystem and will be used by our team to create a network of world utility, action-based reward, and digital currency within several media and news websites.

    Elizabeth
    Great for janus holders! Is Kreds a clone?

    ascendus
    Kreds will be a totally new blockchain with no connection to Ardor. KredsBlockchain.com. Specs and distribution allocation will be revealed over the next week.

    Janus will remain on the Ardor platform, and will be required to access several projects we will be launching over the years ( ex: JNSHASH mining project).

    Elizabeth
    Ok, thanks for clarification. People are asking me for a whitepaper. Do you have a link?

    ascendus
    We´re working on it! 🙂 Kreds is PoW+PoS (Proof of Service – Masternodes)

    Janus Telegram: https://t.me/thejanusproject

    Janus asset ID on the ARDOR platform: 4348103880042995903

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    • Adel – Holders, Prepare for the Token Swap

    A friendly reminder: On February 15th the ADL tokens on Nxt’s Blockchain will be migrated to Ethereum.

    The Adel team has just released a tutorial for this:

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    DEVELOPMENT

     

    • Cold storage / NXTBridge suite

    Scor2k, the dev of Nxter’s Alert service, has also created other helpful services for Nxters.

    A quick reminder:

    • NXTBridge OFFLINE
      • Sign transactions, and create cold storage NXT/Ardor/child chain accounts

    NXTBridge – a suite of plugins for WordPress users
    Anyone with a WordPress site can show data from the Nxt blockchain by using simple shortcodes:

    • NXTBridge: ICO
      • Shows live data from your ICO on the NXT Blockchain
    • NXTBridge: Assets
    • NXTBridge: Ledger
      • View any account
        • shows latest transactions, including dividends received
      • Send NXT
      • Insert TIP buttons on your WordPress site
        • Ledger creates unsigned transaction bytes, which you can sign with NXTBridge OFFLINE
      • Broadcast transactions
        • After signing, NxtBridge Ledger lets you safely broadcast your signed transaction to the network.

    Over the next month, Alexander will be porting some of these services to Ardor, to use with Ardor child chains, as well as present new ones. We look forward to updating you as they come, as well as integrating his work into our website, to give you an easy gateway to using the Ardor Platform.

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    • Weekly Reminder

    Some users are having trouble when withdrawing IGNIS to new accounts from the AEX exchange. Their transactions sometimes did not find a proper bundler and never arrived at their destination (got canceled). The importance of announcing your account is the friendly reminder – much more detail below, also about how to bundle your own transactions.

    Lior stated:

    Instead of doing the right thing and bundling their own withdrawal transactions, AEX are waiting for others to bundle their transactions.

    The problem is that if you withdraw IGNIS to an existing account the fee is the IGNIS equivalent to 0.01 ARDR but if you withdraw to a new account you need to pay equivalent of 1.01 ARDR.

    AEX ignores this and pays an IGNIS fee which is too small [to fund the initiation of new accounts] so their transactions are not getting bundled and therefore expire + they ignore our advice to fix this.

    In order to solve this problem, you need to announce your account to the blockchain i.e. make an outgoing transaction or attaching the public key when receiving funds. Note: ARDOR-9NLR-4UUL-6RPV-3ZA5B is the account of the AEX exchange.

    Scripteron:

    ARDOR-9NLR-4UUL-6RPV-3ZA5B has been creating IGNIS payments with an insufficient fee, resulting in the transactions remaining unconfirmed. This happens only for new accounts since there is an IGNIS bundler running with a low-enough rate to process payments to existing accounts. I have been creating the accounts to get these pending transactions processed, but I’m not continually checking for unconfirmed transactions.

    Jelurida has contacted the exchange about the problem but it is up to them to correct it. In the mean time, if you have a new account and expect to receive payments from an exchange, make sure your account is created first. This can be done by having somebody create a transaction to send you coins or a message [including your public key in the transaction].

    Martis gives another solution:

    The user can bundle the transaction himself. If he sees an incoming transaction in his client, click on the transaction date, go to actions and bundle.

    In 2.0.13 the property bundler was introduced, they need to use that feature…

    Here are the steps you can take to bundle your own withdrawal transaction from AEX (the child chain transaction can’t be older than 15 minutes).

    1.
    Find the full hash of your unbundled transaction. You can use https://ardor.tools/transactions/All/unconfirmed to seek for your transaction

    2.
    Make sure you are the recipient of the transaction, there might be listed some other unconfirmed transactions. Then press the button “Toggle Raw Data”

    3.
    Copy the Full Hash of the transaction to the clipboard

     

    4.
    Open your Ardor wallet and paste the Full Hash of the transaction in the “search” filed. Then press the “search” icon

    5.
    This window will pop-up. Choose the “Actions” tab, and press the “Bundle” button

    6.
    Finally, enter your passphrase and bundle the transaction. If you want to know exactly how much the fee will be, click on the “calculate” button next to the “fee” field before pressing the “bundle” button.

    Source

     

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    NXT IN THE MEDIA

    • Lior Yaffe in Medium – Ardor Launch — Update #4

    Lior Yaffe, Jelurida core-dev, updated the community about the new support engineer contracted to be the first line of support, about the new CRS system in place thanks to Veronica, and mentioned a possible site redesign.

    Lior wrote:

    After a month of joint effort to manage the huge support load together with community members, everything seems to be under control and we now contracted Adedayo, a professional, ex Poloniex, support engineer to manage the first line of support. A new CRM system is now in place, set up by our tireless marketing and business development manager Veronica, and we are looking to deploy a new bug tracking system during February and even redesign our web site.

    Source

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    • Lior Yaffe in Medium – Benefits of Ardor 0 Fee Transactions

    Ardor supports 0 fee child chain transactions, which is great for businesses that want to allow their customers to make transactions without fees. In a Medium post, Lior uses the example of an entrepreneur that wants to use the blockchain to issue, sell and redeem concert tickets.

    On other blockchains, which have not divided their transactional token from their security token, such a customer would need to purchase the ticket PLUS the blockchain token (like, for example, Ethereum) to be able to pay the blockchain fee for redeeming his ticket. Now, which music fan would buy into Ethereum, just to get access to a concert?

    Ardor is a perfect match this entrepreneur, because of 3 unique Ardor features:

    1. Child chains
    2. Account Properties
    3. AccountPropertyBundler

    The entrepreneur can issue concert ticket tokens on any child chain, run a custom bundler and bundle transactions specific to his asset, and so, the customer can easily redeem his concert ticket at the door, without having to pay a fee in any blockchain token.

    Lior elaborated:

    You can issue your token (asset or currency) on one of the child chains (Ignis for example) then send the ticket token to the buyer without funding their account with Ignis. When the buyer spends the token he will issue a 0 fee transaction. The organizer will run a custom bundler which will only bundle transactions specific to their asset for free.

    Using this design, end users only need to deal with the ticket token not with the child chain or parent chain tokens, in fact they don’t even need to know they are using a blockchain. The organizer needs to purchase in advance enough Ardor to cover the transaction fees paid by his free bundler and this way hedge against fluctuations in the Ardor price. The initial cost of this Ardor can be factored into the ticket price, and ticket prices can be even denominated in Euro using the AEUR chain.

    The unique parent/child architecture of Ardor, provides the ability for businesses to allow their users 0 fee transactions. This unique and powerful feature of Ardor opens the door for many real life blockchain based applications which were impractical to develop until now.

    Source

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    • Live Bitcoin News – Proof of Work vs. Proof of Stake – What’s the Difference, and Which is Better?

    Nxters have long been on the Proof-of-Stake (PoS) train and we continue to highlight the advantages of using PoS powered blockchains over power-hungry Proof-of-Work (PoW) ones. Live Bitcoin News highlighted the differences for the uninitiated.

    They wrote:

    Nxt was the first 100% Proof of Stake cryptocurrency. It is considered to be a ‘second-generation’ cryptocurrency because it was designed differently to many of the other existing altcoins.

    This is because while many altcoins are based on Bitcoin’s source code, Nxt was designed differently from the ground-up, and was written completely from scratch, in an all-new source code.

    Nxt is an advanced open-source application platform managed by Jelurida. It expands upon the tasks users can do with a blockchain by providing built-in support for many features, including a decentralized peer-to-peer exchange, a voting system, and a decentralized DNS.

    Source

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    • Coin Observer – Ardor Could Be the Sleeper Cryptocurrency of 2018

    Coin Observer suggests that people should hold, or “HODL” to use the parlance of our times, their ARDR tokens because of the technological superiority of the Ardor platform, including but not limited to: the unique child chain architecture and how the prunability of the child chains allows for the Ardor blockchain to be small and lightweight, and thus a solution to the blockchain bloat problem.

    They wrote:

    As always, it’s crucial to ask, “what problem does this technology solve?” With Ardor, there are a number of features that aim directly at the corporate sector by solving persistent issues that

    • Child-chains – Child chains are available for companies to use and are very flexible. Corporations who want to adopt child chains will be able to do so quickly and easily. The best part for many businesses is that they will not need to run their nodes to gain the benefits of a blockchain. Instead, they can rely on the network, which reduces the complexity of installation and the demands for ongoing security substantially.
    • Blockchain-As-A-Service – this concept follows traditional cloud computing “as a service” models and will appeal to enterprises who consumer products and services following that paradigm.
    • Proof of Stake and prunable transactions – this is the first blockchain technology to offer BOTH features. The ability to prune transactions is a way to avoid the “blockchain bloat” that affects many cryptocurrencies, most notably Bitcoin. Having to store large blockchains increases costs and reduces performance. A Proof of Stake system is energy efficient because no mining is required and the transaction pruning saves data center resources. Although there may be nothing technically “green” about blockchain technologies, this solution is undoubtedly greener than alternatives.
    • Decentralized Asset Exchange – This is not a unique feature, but the functionality is built in directly to the wallet, allowing for simple to use decentralized asset management.

    Source

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    • Crypto Slate – World’s First Child Chain, Ignis, Now Listed on Bittrex

    The listing of IGNIS on Bittrex is documented by Crypto Slate. They also highlight the scalability and the revolutionary child chain architecture of Ardor.

    The concept of child chains is expected to help bigger blockchains with scalability issues, which is one of the most pressing problems for blockchains that are now swarming with new developers, users, and use-cases. As blockchain platforms like Ethereum endure scalability problems, Ardor and Ignis represent a compelling possible solution to these issues.

    Source

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    • IDG Connect – What can we Learn from new Venezuelan Cryptocurrency?

    In 18 years Venezuela has gone from the wealthiest country in South America to one of the poorest; so their decision to announce a national cryptocurrency is skeptical to many. IDG Connect analyzed the claims by the Venezuelan government about releasing the first national cryptocurrency, Petro. Travin Keith is quoted.

    There is one crucial impact that the Petro may have, whether it is successful or not. It may soften the government stance on blockchain technology and cryptocurrency and what they can do. The government will still try to control the tech in some way but it could pave the way for better regulatory and legal understanding of blockchain and how it could help enterprises and sectors like finance operate more efficiently.

    “It depends largely on the operation of its national cryptocurrency as well as the type of blockchain it is on,” says Travin Keith, managing director of Agavon, a blockchain consultancy.

    “If it is possible for developers to create smart contracts on top of it like with the Hyperledger Frameworks, or utilise templated features such as the Smart Transactions on Nxt and Ardor, then it could attract developers to build on the platform,” he explains.

    Source

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    • Kriptology – Ardorgate dan Token AEUR Kini Tersedia

    This is an Indonesian language article from our partner, Dimaz.

    Source

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    PRICE EVOLUTION

     

    • TradingView – Ardor cup and Handle

    Source

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    • TradingView – NXT/BTC Buy Opportunity – Long

    Source

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    • TradingView – IGNIS/BTC, Looking for Long Buy Opportunities

    Source

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    • TradingView – IGNIS/BTC

    Source

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    • TradingView – ARDR with that Fractal Play? Moon or Doom

    Source

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    • Weekly NXT/ARDR/IGNIS 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 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 for important breaking updates during the week as they happen. Stay warm and stay informed, dear Nxters. See you back here next week! We will keep you updated on the growing world of distributed ledger technology.

    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 – January 2018 (V): You Do Not Have To See The Whole Staircase, Just Take The First Step

    January (V)

    Welcome again, dear Nxters!

    Every week we grow and welcome new readers from all over the world. Our community is comprised of fans, traders, developers, crypto-enthusiasts, and anyone in-between who is passionate about the emerging world of the blockchain. Last week the Ardorgate service launched enabling anyone with a Mistertango bank account to convert Euro to AEUR Euro-pegged tokens and use them on the Ardor Platform! A new version of the Ardor software was released, new Blockchain Meetups are happening, and lots of new useful services, which you can now help test, are being developed, and much more.

      We welcome back our old readers and warmly welcome our new ones. The cryptosphere is a large, complex, and largely mysterious place for many people and we at Nxter are changing that. We want our readers to become experts in the Nxt / Ardor / Ignis blockchain ecosystem. Take a deep breath, lean back and learn about all the news from last week.

       

      NXT COMMUNITY

      MEETUPS

      The AE

      DEVELOPMENT

      NXT IN THE MEDIA

      PRICE EVOLUTION

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


      NXT COMMUNITY

      • AEUR is Live

      After weeks of eager anticipation, Ardorgate and the AEUR child chain tokens are live!

      They wrote:

      Ardorgate (www.ardorgate.eu), and the AEUR child chain is now live! This new child chain, AEUR, is directly pegged to the Euro, and provides a quick and simple way for users to purchase cryptocurrency using a Mistertango (www.mistertango.com) account.

      For anyone who has a Mistertango account,  you can now purchase AEUR tokens with Euros, and then quickly convert them into other assets on the Ardor Platform. This is a gamechanger for accessibility into crypto markets.

      You can trade AEUR against IGNIS, ARDR and BITSWIFT, but also any AE asset (the Ardor Platform’s advanced ERC20 equivalent), you can sell and buy digital and physical goods on the decentralized Marketplace using AEUR, launch a fundraising campaign, or an ICO, in AEUR, and pay dividends to your shareholders in AEUR. Ardorgate makes it easy to also convert AEUR child chain tokens back into Euros, that appear in your bank account if you want to redeem them for fiat.

      Anyone can register a private IBAN bank account with Mister Tango, no matter where you live. After you have verified your identity, Mister Tango will send you a Mastercard which is connected to your new account. You can deposit fiat or BTC directly into this account, and then buy AEUR.

      Ardorgate’s EUR<>AEUR gateway service costs a 1% fee, AEUR transactions on the Ardor Platform costs normal transaction fees.

      A special thank you from Ardorgate goes out to people who helped testing and @petko, @vanbreuk, @riker, @jelurida for helping this service to become a reality!!!

      https://www.ardorgate.eu/tutorial/

      Source

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      • Ignis Blockchain User Guide

      Ignis has now been live for almost a month and a new wiki is being created to highlight the features and use cases of this unrestricted child chain of Ardor. The content will be limited at first but with our great, and growing community we will soon have more articles and resources.

      You can also find some use cases for Ignis at
      https://www.nxter.org/interesting-ignis-ardor-blockchain-applications

      Also, this week a new Ignis page at Facebook has been launched: https://www.facebook.com/ignisblockchain

      Source

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      • Great new Sticky for Reddit

      Segfatulsteve, author of the well-known series of Articles called “Ardor vs the Competition” published at Nxter.org has added a great Reddit sticky for Ardor. It is a comprehensive list of resources of the Ardor platform and points developers, businesses, and curious Nxters in the right direction. This a great bookmark for any active Ardor user.

      Source

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      • Exchanges…

      One by one the major exchanges are enabling support for Ardor and Ignis. Bittrex requested a new functionality be added and in response, the latest version of Ardor with the aforementioned AccountPropertyBundler has been created by the Jelurida dev team. Poloniex has been plagued by issues for the last couple weeks now and despite repeated efforts from Jelurida to reach out to them, including creating a support ticket – they have not responded.

      riker – Poloniex are not waiting for anything from Jelurida they just need to open trading.

      We have an open ticket with Poloniex development since Jan 16th “#712342 Poloniex support for Ardor and Ignis” – their support confirmed that it is assigned to their developers (after a long time that we couldn’t even get to their devs). In this ticket I offered help with any questions they have. It’s been 9 days and no response.

      To those whose IGNIS tokens are still locked by exchanges, exchanges has no more excuses, the blockchain is stable since Jan 2nd and with the new release we have the full deposit/withdrawal process covered and operational. Be proactive, open support tickets and contact them on social networks to release your funds. In case exchange developers need advice we are here to help.

      So, here’s a list of the centralized exchanges and their progress:

      List of Ardor Exchanges’ Progress

      Thanks to ardornxt.slack.com’s #trading channel for helping out. If you see info that needs updating, please tell us.

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      • C3 Customs will now Accept ARDR, NXT, IGNIS

      Now you can use your ARDR / NXT / IGNIS to buy great audio gear and services.

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      • Ardor Added to Bitcoin Convert IOS App

      This simple app which easily shows you what an altcoin is valued in terms of BTC added Ardor.

      BlueDagger wrote:

      Well I finally feel I contributed 🙂 Got Ardor added to an IOS app BTC Convert. It’s nice and visible at the top on the list thnx to alphabetical order.

      Bitcoin Connect is a paid app.

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      • Coinerz – Ardor Tutorial Video #3 – Using The Ardor Coin Exchange

      This tutorial video explains how to use the Ardor coin exchange functionality in the Ardor client. With this function, anyone with a light or full node of Ardor can make transfers between any of the child chain tokens of Ardor – including Bitswift, AEUR, and IGNIS. This video explains how to easily use this great feature.

      Previous videos at https://www.nxter.org/nxt-news-january-2018-iv/#coinerz_Ardor

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      • Bitswift Child Chain

      Bitswift announced a campaign to try and get Poloniex to add SWIFT to the marketplace. A new Medium update highlighted business progression and updated their followers on Bittrex related issues. And finally, Newegg.ca will start carrying Bitswift store products, which is exciting.

      They announced:

      bitswift.press updated
      direct link https://medium.com/@Bitswift.press/bitswift-update-978c4e601ee

      bitswiftbro – Hello everyone, if you want to see Bitswift on marco polo please fill out this form : https://poloniex.com/coinRequest Who knows, with enough requests they might add Bitswift market.

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      • Join Nxter’s Channel on Telegram

      Telegram users can now receive Nxter and Jelurida updates – including the Nxter newsletter.

      Follow us here.

      Source

       

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      MEETUPS

       

      • Blockchain for Business Meetup in Barcelona – February 13

      Veronica will host a Blockchain Meetup in Barcelona on Feb. 13th. Learn about Ardor and the emerging world of Blockchain-as-a-Service (BaaS).

      https://www.meetup.com/es-ES/Blockchain-for-Business-Barcelona/

      Language: English, Spanish friendly

      18:30 Arrival and networking
      19:00 Presentation of the group and speakers
      19:45 Q&A
      20:15 Networking
      21:00 End

      Speakers:Veronica Torras and Joan Manel Vilaseca

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      • Talk in Chicago on February 15th

      The Blockchain Summit in Chicago will feature Joe Kunzler speaking about ARDR and IGNIS on Feb 15th.

      Joe K – I’ll be giving a talk in Chicago on February 15th and be featuring ARDR & IGNIS prominently in my presentation as well. I will be featuring some examples of unique / well-designed crypto-economic models – if you’re in town let me know !
      https://1point21gws.com/BlockchainSummit/chicago

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      • Blockchain Technology Evolution in US and China

      Last week the Blockchain Connect Conference was held in San Francisco. ANG director Elizabeth was present and met with Chinese community members as well as businesses.

      Elizabeth wrote:

      “China and the US are the two powerhouses in the fast-moving blockchain space. It is critical to understand the Chinese perspective to understand where Blockchain is headed. The Blockchain Connect Conference is the first US-China blockchain conference and will set the tone for the future of Blockchain.”

      There are a couple of introduction conversations with new Chinese ANG members coming up as part of the Igniting the Blockchain series I will be doing as an outgrowth of Ardor Days.

      We do have Chinese community not in Slack and not on What’s App groups who are business minded and interested. I’m in regular touch with our Chinese community and am also going to attend Blockchain Technology Evolution in US and China this week where there will be a large attendance of people from China.

      Chinese exchanges are always part of the discussions. I have a list of 26 suggested possible listings right now. Please understand, I am not the decision maker in this matter. My meetings will be with Chinese business people interested in blockchain 🙂

      She followed up after her return from the conference:

      Just returned from Blockchain Connect Conference where 5 CEOs of crypto exchanges sat on a panel and answered questions – many about how to get listed. I came away with two major things to share with you.

      1. Only about 3% of projects that approach Binance are accepted for listing.
      2. It takes months for the approval process and will probably only take longer as time goes on and vetting becomes stricter.
      So, complaining every day for the next several months is just going to get (more) wearisome for everybody since it won’t do a bit of good. No marketing team will be able to do things any faster.

      I will do everything I can do to facilitate getting our projects listed everywhere. It was remarked by many projects that their goals included getting listed on as many exchanges as possible and I believe that is a good strategy. But this takes more than just wishing it would happen. It is work and it is a long process. Please be patient and let’s work together as a community toward this end instead of tearing the process and the people involved down.

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      • Almonte Promoted Ardorgate at Fintech-Love

      At the Fintech-Love conference on Jan. 25th, our community member Almonte spoke about Ardor as a BaaS platform and how it addresses issues Ethereum has not.

      almonte (last Thursday )
      In 3 hours I will be introducing the great Blockchain as a Service that Ardor platform provides and Ardorgate as a real Fintech use case to be launched soon. It´ll be fun! https://gomadrid.tech/simple-event/fintech-love-002/ Pass by if you are in Madrid.

      He described the event:

      It was a very nice experience, I could explain how Ardor platform solves the Ethereum issues and it is already in production, the ArdorGate as a FinTech use case, and how it connects the FIAT world with Crypto. There will be press material and there might be a video, as one was recorded.

      The most interesting part was the discussion with the audience, some of them were thinking that Blockchain = Ethereum and some were interested in learning more about Ardor.

      but @martis, banksters are not afraid. There were several people working with major banks and [they] were making faces when I said Lithuanian bank and MisterTango. I encouraged them to open an account with MisterTango.

      martis
      🙂

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      The AE

      • Janus – Status Update

      Janus updated their community in Telegram:

      Something neat we wanted to show you about this first aggregator site.

      One of the things we wanted mainstream users to have was the ability to customize their news based on preference. For those outside the US: this is similar to your political bias. In the US they refer to it as “Left/Right/Center” – google the term ‘left wing’ or ‘right wing’, it’s just a silly term (IMO) for political Bias, anyway heres some screens:



      As you will notice there are drop down menus, [so] if you don’t care what the right wings are saying you can customize to only see articles from center and left wing viewpoints.

      Now… as you can see I have in my account a Kreds balance, this is where the new model we are introducing will come into play: action based tokenization. I know you have seen some of this before in BAT token (kudos to their team great work) and in Steem platform, the differences you will see on launch will be noticed and the actions will also evolve over time.

      Only those who are following our work right now, in Slack and this telegram announcement room + forums/social media will be aware of this: for every 1 Janus token you own, you will receive 2 Kreds after launch.

      We are working on locating a competent long term blockchain developer to help us create this utility coin. The whitepaper and specs are mostly finished now… and if politics isn’t your thing, that is ok: we will have more [sites] coming Q1 and Q2. The Kreds utility and action based earning model will be on every news/pop culture media site we set out. In 2018 it will have at minimum 4 new media sites and distribution on ALL 4 but…this is only the tip of the iceberg.

      As most of you probably noticed on www.janustoken.com, we also are miners and that will come the moment we have our new building finalized. What this also means is [that] we are well aware of how good for token distribution mining is, and a portion of Kreds (unless we simply cannot get a competent blockchain developer) will be set aside for mining. So here we are, looking at multiple sites, distribution, Janus holder distro, mining distro, and you probably think: well they may do an ICO with it too. The answer is no, there will NOT be an ICO – these 3 above methods are the distribution methods. We will use the income from ad revenue, the income from our share of Kreds and from our Janus, and then mining, to help provide the needed income for our team the next year.

      There is much to look forward to, and no, we aren’t forgetting JNS tokens either – they will soon be used as a utility token on a site, hopefully in Q4. This site will be revealed in full once we get it past just the basic framework we have now for it.


      One Last screenshot for everyone. Mainstream users will become curious, blockchain users will already know exactly what this is, but the moment when we mesh the 3 communities (Kreds/Janus/mainstream) will be what I personally am hoping, pure magic. Thanks everyone, enjoy the rest of your week while we continue testing/adding the final touches.

      Janus Telegram: https://t.me/thejanusproject

      Asset Id on ARDOR platform: 4348103880042995903

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      DEVELOPMENT

      • Ardor v2.0.13 Upgrade

      Jelurida released a new version of Ardor. The changelog is below. The most important feature is AccountPropertyBundler, a requested feature by third-party exchanges, like AEUR and Bittrex. To ensure smooth operation of your node, always update as soon as you possibly can.

      Jelurida wrote about Ardor v2.0.13:

      Bundlers page UI improvements and bugfixes.

      Added AccountPropertyBundler add-on, which only bundles transactions sent by accounts having the “bundling” property set on them by the bundler. To enable, set nxt.bundlingFilter=nxt.addons.AccountPropertyBundler. This will apply to all bundlers started on this node.

      Added minimumFeeFQT field to the response for all Create Transaction APIs, indicating the minimum required fee in ARDR, regardless of the actual fee specified by the sender.

      Desktop wallet performance optimizations to reduce excessive load.

      Local signing and validation bugfixes, other minor code improvements.

      Download the latest Ardor version from https://bitbucket.org/Jelurida/ardor/downloads

      Download the Android Mobile App https://bitbucket.org/Jelurida/ardor/downloads/ardor-client-2.0.13.apk

       

      Riker- AccountPropertyBundler – This is a bundling filter with which you can run a 0 fee bundler without paying for transaction fee issued by other accounts. When you start a bundler in that node, it will be a filtered bundler. To mark the accounts whose transactions you wish to be bundled, set a property “bundling” (value not important) from the bundler account to the accounts which transactions you wish to bundle.

      Also, see the “Account Property Bundler” article written by Riker in media section.
      You can see the fee structure at https://www.jelurida.com/sites/default/files/ArdorFees.pdf

      Source

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      • Weekly Reminder

      Ardor and Nxt are both great platforms for businesses to use. The smart transactions built into the core API provides advanced smart contracts right out of the box. Unlike with Ethereum, you do not need a team of developers to write them. This evergreen article from last year highlights this important point. It is always good to be gently reminded of how great Ardor is as a BaaS solution.

      Source

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      • Regarding the Nxt Client

      Some users experienced an error last week. Lior Yaffe addressed the connection error and elaborated on a solution. An official fix will come shortly, but in the meantime, the following should fix the connection issue.

      Riker:

      To anyone having the “Cannot connect to /nxt-proxy” message from the desktop wallet during blockchain download (this problem affects only users who download the blockchain while the desktop wallet is open) :

      Until this is fixed, probably next week, what you need to do is disable the desktop wallet and run the browser wallet http://localhost:7876 instead. To disable the desktop wallet add the following property to nxt.properties:
      nxt.launchDesktopApplication=true

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      • Ardor.World – IGNIS Reporting

      An IGNIS asset explorer with all the assets issued on top of the IGNIS blockchain has been released by Sergei Chumak, a well-known member of the community.  The assets here might have some side comments from Sergei, just like he did with the assets on Nxt

      https://twitter.com/m4kstep/status/957333009174355970

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      • Ardor.tools – Lite Web Wallet Coming 

      mrv777 is working on a web wallet for his great website ardor.tools.

      As an important security measure, Ardor.tools will ensure that users of the web wallet will never have to send their precious passphrase over the internet. As a friendly reminder: KEEP YOUR PASSPHRASE SECURE!

      Lite web wallet coming with local signing of the passphrase, so it’s never sent over the internet: https://ardor.tools/wallet

      Have to fix the icons and I want to change the url to wallet.ardor.tools, but you get the idea

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      • Ardor Lite for Windows

      Also, an Ardor Lite app for Windows is under development and can be tested. Mrv777 advise people to only use testnet accounts for now, as bugs might exist. The source code to install it is below.

      He wrote:

      Hello, I made my Ardor Lite App for Android available on Windows and would appreciate any feedback 🙂 https://ardor.tools/Ardor%20Lite%20Setup%200.7.2.exe

      For now, I recommend only using testnet accounts or accounts with low balances as I am still testing myself. I know the interface lags a little bit, but otherwise I haven’t had any issues so far.

      • Source Code: https://github.com/mrv777/Ardor-Lite
      • MD5 Checksum: 0C43271558D4B5337CBE243CABD4A432
      • SHA-256 Checksum: DBC7280AE4E20D75088B5BFD6BEA0745E5D1E05852E88B1DDAE1ED96AE14B72C

      Thank you!

      Source

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      NXT IN THE MEDIA

      • Lior Yaffe in Medium – The Account Property Bundler

      As referenced earlier, a way to bundle zero-fee transactions was added to Ardor at Bittrex support staff’s request. In addition to this release, Lior wrote:

      In Ardor version 2.0.13 released today we improved the UI of the bundler page to make it easier to use. We now separate all the known bundlers of the node from the bundlers started by the current account and limit the bundlers listed, to the current chain, and sort them by rate.

      Lior elaborates the most important point:

      Summary
      The unique parent-child chain architecture of Ardor, enables businesses to bundle zero fee transactions so that their users no longer need to pay transaction fees. This unique function, available only in Ardor, finally allows decentralized applications to reach main stream adaption.

      Source

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      • Steemit – Jelurida’s Nxt Platform and Ardor Platform – What Are They, and What Can They Be Used For?

      This article does a decent job highlighting Jelurida’s assets: Nxt and Ardor. They do a good job of explaining how Nxt and Ardor are different and what their specific use cases are.

      They wrote:

      Jelurida is a blockchain startup that creates open-source blockchain startups. Their primary product, Nxt, has been responsible for pioneering many advances in blockchain applications. The team is now focused on building on top of this platform to create their next product, known as Ardor.

      Source

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      • Its Blockchain – How Jelurida’s Ardor Platform Compare with the Ethereum Network

      Ardor continues to become more and more recognized as a BaaS leader. The blockchain bloat problem haunts businesses looking for scalable blockchain solutions but Ardor has a unique solution for this with its unique child chain architecture.

      They wrote:


      However, another contender has emerged that is more promising than the Ethereum Plasma update. It is blockchain company Jelurida’s Ardor platform, a proprietary invention which could very well signal the beginning of the end for the blockchain scalability issue.

      Source

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      • Kriptologi – Ardor dan Child Chains

      New article for the Indonesian community from our partner Dimaz, the article is in the Indonesian language. Ardor and the concept of child chains are explained.

      Ardor dan Child Chains

      Read his other Nxt and Ardor related articles:

      https://kriptologi.com/category/cryptocurrency/nxt/
      https://kriptologi.com/category/cryptocurrency/ardor/

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      • Decentral.fr – ARDOR: La Blockchain et Ses « Child-Chains »

      French language article describing the relationship between Ardor and its child chains. The following infographic is in English while the one in the article is in French. Great way to learn about bundlers, the forging-like equivalent for Ardor child chains.

      Source

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      • CryptoUpdates – What it is, Why it Matters and How to Buy and Store NXT Tokens

      Long live Nxt! Nxt matters and CryptoUpdates wrote a nice article explaining how to obtain NXT and gave advice on where to store it. A great tutorial is included for how to convert fiat currency (USD in this case) to NXT.

      Quick Navigation

      Source

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      PRICE EVOLUTION

       

      • TradingView – NXT Long

      Source

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      • TradingView – ARDOR – Big ass madaf*cking cup and Handle

      Source

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      • TradingView – ARDOR to 20,000 Satoshis

      ARDOR IS ALMOST READY TO EXPLODE TO THE UPSIDE! FORMING A CUP AND HAND! WE MAY TEST 61.8 OR EVEN 78 FIB BEFORE CONSOLIDATING AND LITERALLY EXPLODING TO THE UPSIDE!

      Source

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      • TradingView –  ARDOR | 300% Potential Profit

      Source

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      • TradingView –  ARDOR Ready for Fifth Wave > Huge Potential

      Source

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      • Weekly NXT/ARDR/IGNIS 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:

      The following graphic shows the IGNIS / Bitcoin exchange price at AEX over these past days:

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      And that is all for this week, Nxters.

      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! We will keep you updated on the growing world of distributed ledger technology.

      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 – January 2018 (IV): Do Not Let The Fear Of Losing Be Greater Than The Excitement Of Winning

      January (IV)

      Welcome again, fellow Nxters! January has been eventful for Nxters – new Jelurida jobs were posted, a new Ardor Time episode was released, and new scam sites were identified and should promptly be avoided. As always, it was an eventful week.

      We address the community concerns about what exchanges are trading Ardor and which ones are trading IGNIS. Your patience is appreciated in these early days, Ardor is on the cutting edge of blockchain technology and as such, it can experience unforeseen delays, as early adopting exchanges have to test everything extra thoroughly. There are always unforeseen challenges with new technologies. Last week Lior Yaffe (Jelurida) announced that more exchanges will list us, this week he informs us about a soon to be released zero fee bundling option for child chain issuers and that more child chains are being on-boarded.

      We welcome back our old readers and warmly welcome our new ones. The cryptosphere is a large, complex, and largely mysterious place for many people and we at Nxter are changing that. We want our readers to become experts in the Nxt / Ardor / Ignis blockchain ecosystem. Take a deep breath, lean back and learn about all the news from last week.

       

      NXT COMMUNITY

      MEETUPS 

      The AE

      NXT IN THE MEDIA

      PRICE EVOLUTION

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


      NXT COMMUNITY

       

      • Ardor Time, Episode 4

      The latest Ardor Time episode was released last week. It documents the statistics of the Ardor launch and informs about the upcoming partnership with Ardorgate that will see the AEUR token shine, assuming you have a Mistertango account. We regret that Americans cannot sign up for accounts with Mistertango, hopefully this changes.

      Ardor successfully went into production on January 1st, 2018 at 00:00:00 UTC. Users of the official Nxt wallet can download the Ardor client and use their Nxt account to log into their Ardor wallet to view their ARDR, IGNIS, and SWIFT balances. Jelurida also announced a partnership with Ardorgate to provide the AEUR token which is a child chain token pegged to the Euro. This partnership will make it easier for users with a Mistertango account to deposit and withdraw funds without involvement of a third-party exchange.

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      • Jelurida Job Postings

      Are you passionate about crypto, are you an avid member of the Nxter community and are looking for a way to contribute and be paid? Jelurida is looking for highly motivated and talented individuals to grow the platform. Here are links to the following positions for talented developers:

      • Senior Java Engineers
      • Web and Mobile Developers
      • QA Engineer and Customer Support

      You can also apply now for a marketing and Social Media Intern blockchain job at Ardor Blockchain Platform (Europe), via Cryptojobslist.com:

      We are looking for a self-starter, superstar and eager blockchain beaver who wants to run down the rabbit hole of blockchain tech and cryptocurrency, learning invaluable knowledge and getting hands on experience in the process.

      We can’t guarantee, but this position could turn into something bigger if the candidate creates value and knocks projects out of the park.

      We could use a motivated and enthusiastic professional new in the blockchain market to implement our social media strategy by posting and scheduling content across our main channels (posts would be text and branded images following our brand guide lines) and analyse the stats weekly.

      We offer a great opportunity to step into this amazing and disruptive sector, where the entry barriers for any new professional are high due to its complexity. The blockchain sector it is currently under served of professionals and there are plenty of professional opportunities in the marketing field for those who get start to learn its particularities.

      Source

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      • Exchanges…

      Third-party exchanges have frustrated many of our users and yet the word is not out that they are beyond Jelurida’s control. So, what do we know?

      A lot of energy has gone into fighting FUD and discussing centralized exchanges lately, understandably, and Nxter has been involved in the discussion as well, answering emails and social media messages from traders that assume that we or Jelurida control the exchanges. That we can release people’s funds. Of course, we can’t. Most people know this and accept, wait, post reminders to their exchange. And then some threaten to divide our heads in two with an ax or to turn their back on NXT, ARDR, and IGNIS, if all private exchanges do not release IGNIS, now.

      Yet, 1 NXT is 1 NXT, 1 IGNIS is 1 IGNIS, and 1 ARDR is 1 ARDR.

      You lose them if you dump. You will lose fiat value, of course, if you bought higher than you sell, but you’ll also lose your stake in the blockchain evolution. Not a token with a whitepaper but a working decentralized software solution that you can actually use.

      Let us get to the list of exchanges that have launched our coins so far:

      NXT Exchanges:
      https://nxter.org/exchanges

      IGNIS:

      • Bitcoin Indonesia
      • AEX

      ARDR:

      • Bittrex
      • Upbit
      • AEX
      • Stocks.Exchange

      What has been holding them up for so long? Why the silence? Read this quote from the official ArdorNxt slack’s #trading channel, where Riker gives it a guess:

      Could only be one of these 4 reasons…
      1. There is issues we are unaware of with the current wallet revision.
      2. 2.09 was a real setback and the failure to integrate and the time wasted by exchanges meant that Ardor goes to the back of the queue.
      3. All exchanges have been paid off by ethereum shills to delay as long as possible.
      4. There is far more complexities with the wallet integration than others and requires a lot of time and input from Jelurida.

      1. Nothing critical that should prevent exchanges from launching support.
      2. I think the fact that the Poloniex node was on this fork was indeed a set back. It’s possible that this deter some exchanges.
      3. Unlikely
      4. The wallet integration of Ardor is very similar to Nxt, for Ignis there is additional complexity with the bundling process, in my view this is a minor issue but I can understand exchange developers that want to do more testing.

      Jelurida is offering assistance to any exchanges that need help. Also if a new exchange wants to add NXT, IGNIS and ARDR trading – Jelurida is going to help them.

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      • Infographic – Ardor vs Ethereum

      TheWireMaster, a very well known member of the community and owner of The Wiring website has created an amazing infographic that compares the Ardor and Ethereum blockchains features. Click on the image to open it in full size.

      If you’re interested in what else sets Ardor and its IGNIS child chains apart from other blockchain projects, we recommend you to read this article series: Ardor vs the Competition, created by user Segfaultsteve.

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      • Bitswift News

      Bitswift announced to the community: They will be working with the Queens Blockchain Innovation Community (QBIC) and they updated the most recent info on the bundler and transaction rates for the store – which has a cool coupon below.

      They announced:

      bitswift.press updated:
      https://medium.com/@Bitswift.press/bitswift-update-978c4e601ee

      Current company bundler with rate at 0.001, which means Bitswift txns will cost you micro fractions of a penny for the next little while. Enjoy the no fees on Bitswift.

      Apply this coupon on our shop at checkout to save 4%, crypto only.

      This is happening over in China – > https://weibo.com/bitswift
      Looks like community is being established there.

      New shop manager on board, Mike. Email mike@bitswift.tech if you looking for any specific product, we can order it for you.

      Also, preliminary announcement here that we will be working with QBIC (Queens Blockchain Innovation Community)

      You can go here to learn more about QBIC: https://www.facebook.com/QBIC.tech/

      Read the Bitswift article released on BTC 38 – Bitswift(飞速)迁移至Ardor(阿朵)主网,成为三大子链之一

      Official forum thread

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      • Coinerz – Dev Video

      The Ardor platform is incredibly feature-rich. Many who are frustrated about how slow exchanges are to enable ARDR/IGNIS trading can productively use the time to familiarize themselves with the Ardor client. Coinerz released a handy video showcasing the dev version of their Ardor.fyi site, and 2 videos explaining how to register and secure an Ardor Platform account.

      They wrote:

      Here’s a quick video of the dev version of Ardor FYI. It features news, a block explorer and a forging pool. Most of the stuff is already working, we’re just in the process of tidying things up.

      No voice over as this was a quick preview video that took literally 2 minutes to make. We will hopefully get the site launched in the next week or so and then we will make a proper video.

      An Ardor Wallet Tutorial

      Learn how to open and use your Ardor wallet:

      I’ve uploaded the first of my Ardor Wallet tutorials to YouTube. I’m in the process of making several of these which will show people all aspects of the wallet. Feedback would be appreciated!

      Secure Your Passphrase:

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      • Ardor (ARDR) Review – After The Launch

      Last week, crypto enthusiast “CryptoDemetrius” gave his view on Ardor, the recent updates, the dev team and the potential of the Ardor blockchain platform in his review.

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      • NXT GOLD is the Latest SCAM

      As in the story of the Nigerian prince but more modernized, scammers cheat by creating false websites and/or false profiles trying to steal the money. Just because something has NXT or ARDOR in the name does not make it legit. As a general rule, you should ALWAYS be skeptical of new services online. NXT GOLD is a SCAM – do not follow them or listen to anything they have to say!

      Follow the News from these OFFICIAL CHANNELS:

      Nxt official website

      Ardor official website

      Slack and Forum

      Nxt official Twitter

      Ardor Platform on Twitter

      Jelurida website

      Jelurida on Twitter

      Oh. And you can follow Nxter.org on Twitter too. And Ardor Nxt Group.

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      MEETUPS 

      The following blockchain Meetups were announced last week:

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      • Join the Ardor/Nxt Meetup Communities

      Veronica and the community are setting up blockchain Meetup-groups. Another one was just added in Madrid. Check and see if a new has been created near you – or get help to set up one!

      New Blockchain for Business Group in Madrid has been opened by our friend @coradan and got +100 members in just 1 day of this creation!

      This is part of the Blockchain for Business initiative that started Elizabeth in Pensylvania and was followed by veronica in Barcelona (co-organizing it with vanbreuk, rubenbc, fsarrias and Jesse Seaver).

      MADRID:
      https://www.meetup.com/Blockchain-for-Business-Madrid/

      BARCELONA:
      https://www.meetup.com/Blockchain-for-Business-Barcelona/

      PENSYLVANIA:
      https://www.meetup.com/Blockchain-for-Business-by-Central-PA-Ardor-Nxt-Boosters/

      These groups are for anyone interested in Blockchain and how Blockchain can apply to business.

      We will talk about the application of this technology into different industries, we will invite blockchain experts, show use cases and organize panels of discussion with sectorial professionals and thought leaders. We are starting these groups to spread the Blockchain applications for Business and be the ones leading the conversation 🙂

      More to come! We will happy to share our best practices with anyone in the community that wants to create a group in his/her location. Come to channel #meetuporganizers

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      • “This is Blockchain” in Vienna on January 30

      Travin Keith will speak at this presentation about the ANG. The intro video below introduces the conference.

      Speakers

      • Travin Keith
        Agavon, Hyperledger & Ardor and Nxt Group (ANG) Member
        Talking about his work @ Ardor & Nxt Group and Hyperledger
      • Paul Polterauer
        CEO Herosphere
        Talking about his successful Herocoin ICO
      • Alexander Pfeiffer 
        Applied Game Studies | Donau Uni Krems
        Introduction, recent blockchain for business projects based on the Ardor/Nxt technology

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      The AE

      • Janus – Status Update

      The Janus team launched a tutorial explaining how to buy Janus on the Ardor blockchain.

      Asset ID on ARDOR platform: 4348103880042995903

      C-CEX Holders: Act Now!

      The C-CEX exchange has seemingly slammed the door on Janus and the JNS holders on the exchange. If you have JNS NXT on C-CEX read on.

      Janus wrote:

      After a long conversation, mainly with the owner of C-CEX.com, they decided not to upgrade to Ardor wallet. We explained that position affects Janus users since with the current JNS NXT version you can not send/receive/withdraw unless they perform the upgrade. Unfortunately, there does not appear to be a resolution we can reach with C-CEX.com and the way they handled deposits was, not ideal.

      According to their wallet, roughly 200k $JNS tokens are on C-CEX.com:
      https://nxtportal.org/accounts/14891815879764517044

      After a meeting with the whole Janus Project core team, we decided that the best solution and move forward would be to OFFER the coverage of all 200k $JNS on C-CEX.com for users. That being said, if you´re one of the users affected or you have a friend who has $JNS tokens on C-CEX.com as well, please email us at bjorn@janustoken.com or private message us on slack https://ardornxt.slack.com ( email is better) and provide as much unaltered info as possible like screenshots and we will hopefully get everyone affected taken care of.

      Yours in business,
      -The Janusproject Team

      We asked Janus:

      Isn’t it a problem that c-cex still has 200K JNS on the Ardor blockchain? In 10 years they will still own them and be able to access them. If they are not going to support Ardor, they should delete them or release them.

      Bjorn responded:

      I agree, Arthur, I believe in all honesty that C-Cex has made the money they feel necessary to exist for retirement. I think the main issue is they do not want to take the time to do this upgrade because there is not enough motivation, as sad as that sounds. I’m just going based on what messages I have from them.

      I will be monitoring emails over the next week with more energy to get this remedied for our users, in the meantime pressing the new building owner to pressure the electric company. We have a JNSHash to launch and I am tired of looking at so much hardware not in use.

      New Utility Token

      bjorn_bb:

      There is a lot of information we have withheld due to both the complexity of this year’s milestones and the nature of how it must be done. I will probably have to release a bullet-point version, we have had some ideas already previously used from giving up too much internal work, unfortunately.

      It’s complex but the way we plan the new utility token is very specific and precise.

      It will have some very interesting distribution methods. We are attempting to combine several current methods into one for distribution. The global mainstream, the mining community, Janus community, and then expanded into 3 other sites for further mainstream.

      It has a few things going for it that hindered JNS regarding exchanges. It’s a utility coin thus does not under the current ‘rules’ fall into security. That’s step one. It will be used in several sites (which binance, kucoin, and AEX love). It will act as a payment currency, reward currency and currency to be used in multiple brands. This is the very most I can reveal for now.

      2 major points for JNS users though it is important to have JNS for. One is JNSHash mining payouts membership, the other is for the new coin airdrop. There is a third but depends on whether we can finish this in 2018 or it will have to be 2019. All of our team will be pushing for this year, for the final service. I promise to release full details when we are so close that to copy it would be near impossible. Thanks for understanding. This blockchain space has grown so much and other teams with their multi million ICO money can move faster (or hire more developers) so stealth must be our friend.

      Learn about the Janus (JNS) token on the Ardor Platform: janustoken.com

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      • Announcing the ADL Swap to Ethereum

      Adel announced their upcoming token swap. Back in November, the Adel community voted to migrate one of their tokens (ADL) from the Nxt ecosystem to the Ethereum ecosystem. Last week they released the following specifics, planned for February 15th:

      We are putting the finishing touches on the ADL Swap Module for the upcoming move to Ethereum, planned for February 15th, 2018. Shortly before, we will release a guide on how to create an Ethereum wallet and move your coins from Nxt. For any questions related to the swap, reach out to us on Slack or Telegram.

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      NXT IN THE MEDIA

      • Lior Yaffe in Medium – Ardor Launch — Update #3

      Core dev, Lior Yaffe, released another Medium update about Ardor. Successfully running for over three weeks now, there have been several challenges to overcome and more will present themselves. The Jelurida team is very busy securing the future of Ardor by on-boarding new clients and their child chains as well as securing the blockchain from any bugs and glitches.

      He wrote:

      We are on-boarding new child chains

      Before, during and after the launch of Ardor we were approached by many teams about creating a new child chain for their project, now that Ardor is launched and stable, we are starting to put more time and effort into on boarding new projects. To make sure we only introduce high quality projects, we would like each child chain to represent a real business with a clear use case and revenue model. Therefore, child chain creators will sign a Terms & Conditions document with Jelurida and pay a listing fee. This is something that has never been done before in the cryptosphere and we are building this process on the go so be patient with us

      To summarize, looking forward for another productive week and working hard on putting this wonderful Blockchain platform into solving real life problems.

      Source

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      • Lior Yaffe in Medium –  The Token Duality Problem

      Lior wrote about the problems of having a single ledger with a dual purpose: 1 – Transfer of value, and 2 – Security of the network. These two problems are not intractable but they present fundamentally different issues and directions for a token to go, possibly creating unforeseen issues.

      His expert opinion:

      Why does Ardor solve (or will solve) the token duality problem?

      In Ardor your end users pay the transaction fee in the child chain token, and as long as it makes sense from business perspective, this fee can be zero. Fee payment of the security token is off loaded from the user to the “bundler” which can be a business responsible for the child chain, think exchanges, merchants, payment processors, startups.

      In Ardor, the child chain transactions will be pruned, i.e. removed from the blockchain once they are stored deep enough into the blockchain. Anyone who is still interested in the full transaction history will be able to setup an archival node and store it, but it will no longer be part of the blockchain itself.

      Lastly, each child chain will deal with it’s own applications and would be much less dependent on the rest of the applications deployed to the platform.

      Source

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      • Themerkle – What is Ardor?

      A nice primer on Ardor. The scalability and customizability are major selling points for Ardor in the burgeoning field of Blockchain-as-a-Service (BaaS). The unique child chain architecture of Ardor and how it affords pruning and scalability to any business and their child chain is explained.

      They wrote:

      TheMerkle Ardor BaaS

      In the world of cryptocurrency, there are many projects which try to bring something new to the table. Ardor is one of those projects which most people know little about, even though it certainly offers something unique. It positions itself as the first scalable blockchain-as-a-service platform for businesses. Living up to these expectations will not be easy by any means, but now is a good time to take a closer look at what Ardor brings to the table.

      Source

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      • Coincentral – What is Nxt? | Beginner’s Guide

      This is a well-written primer on Nxt, for those who are uninitiated. Ardor is getting the buzz these days but Nxt is over four years old and still one of the best Proof-of-Stake (PoS) blockchains out there. Ardor can be referred to as Nxt 2.0 but is a different blockchain with other use cases – so it is important to know and understand the continued usefulness of the world’s first 100% PoS token.

      They wrote:

      What is Nxt?
      Nxt uses the blockchain to create an entire ecosystem of decentralized features, all of which require the Nxt currency. Instead of modifying the original Bitcoin source code, as many altcoins have done, Nxt developers wrote their own code in Java from scratch. While Nxt is a public blockchain, licenses for private blockchains based on its software are also available for purchase. The developers refer to Nxt as Blockchain 2.0, providing numerous applications beyond simply keeping a public ledger of transactions.

      Source

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      PRICE EVOLUTION

      • TradingView – Ardor is the MOST underrated crypto right now!

      Source

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      • TradingView – Ardor / Bitcoin (BITTREX)

      Source

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      • Weekly NXT/ARDR/IGNIS 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:

      The following graphic shows the IGNIS / Bitcoin exchange price at Aex over these past days:

       

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      And that is all for this week, Nxters.

      Follow us on Twitter for important breaking updates during the week as they happen. Be smart and stay informed, dear Nxters, we work hard to earn your trust. 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 – January 2018 (III): The Person Who Says It Cannot Be Done Should Not Interrupt The Person Who Is Doing It

      January (III)

      Welcome again, fellow Nxters!

      Last week a new infographic was released by the ANG that highlighted the Nxt Roadmap for early 2018, NXT was added to a new exchange, Jelurida released a fee structure document for all possible transaction types on the Ardor blockchain, a new version of Ardor was released, the weekly reminder is that you can customize your account ID’s – a great feature for businesses, and much more.

      We know some of our readers are frustrated with the fact that their Poloniex and Bittrex accounts are still frozen. We address this with updates from bittrex-richie, Lior Yaffe, and other community members. Your patience is appreciated in these early days, Ardor is on the cutting edge of blockchain technology and as such, it can experience unforeseen delays, as early adopting exchanges have to test everything extra thoroughly (and in this case also credit their NXT holders with IGNIS).

      We welcome back our old readers and warmly welcome our new ones. The cryptosphere is a large, complex, and largely mysterious place for many people and we at Nxter are changing that. We want our readers to become experts in the Nxt / Ardor / Ignis blockchain ecosystem. Take a deep breath, lean back and learn about all the news from last week.

       

      NXT COMMUNITY

      The AE

      DEVELOPMENT

      NXT IN THE MEDIA

      PRICE EVOLUTION

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


      NXT COMMUNITY

       

      • Infographic by ANG – Nxt Roadmap

      The ANG released an infographic about Jelurida’s plans for the Nxt blockchain this year.

      Their goal is to develop Nxt into the go-to resource for simple and secure ICO’s. The Blockchain Creation Kit will be highlighted as a development resource and the dev team will add new Ardor features that do not rely on the parent/child chain architecture to Nxt by Q2 .

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      • NXT Added to Changenow

      Last week NXT was added to Changenow. This exchange claims to be an easy alternative for people frustrated with the experience of crypto exchanges. Exchange NXT with over 10 other popular cryptocurrencies all while not registering an account. This is significant for Nxters who are looking for an exchange that does not harvest their personal data and charge unknown and mysterious amounts of fees.

      Source

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      • Exchanges, exchanges …

      So, we enter another week with the Ardor network up and running in perfect condition, with the launch of the AEUR Euro-pegged Ardor child chain getting closer, with businesses adopting NXT and ARDR, and… still no IGNIS and/or ARDR wallets or trading markets on Bittrex, Poloniex, UpBit, and HitBTC exchanges. No exact date has been given from them about when assets will be unfrozen and trading will be allowed.

      Only a few clues indicate that the moment a lot of holders on those exchanges are waiting for is finally closing in.

      From Bittrex’s Slack channel, January 12:

      In a Medium post, posted on the same date, Lior Yaffe (Jelurida) writes:

      Bitcoin Indonesia are operating with an IGNIS/IDR pair without problems

      AEX has already enabled trading and deposits of both ARDR and IGNIS (withdrawals probably next week)

      Our developers answered questions from Bittrex developers until 04:25 am tonight

      We are working with two new exchanges on Nxt/Ardor/Ignis integration

      The social media storm from internet trolls and nervous traders has calmed down a bit, but voices are still heard

      A great post on Reddit summarises the current situation quite well and so deserves a quote as well.

      Saram78 wrote:

      Yes it sucks to have your money locked up on the exchange.

      Bittrex has handled this poorly. However the Intel security bug and Azure outage affects the ENTIRE exchange. Surely the priority must be given to that as opposed to working on a single coin. The timing is terrible. It really is. When it rains it pours. Do you know how you can prevent this in the future? Don’t leave your coins on the exchanges! You’ve heard it a million times and finally now you can see why. The Ardor team said which exchanges would support the snapshot however they also said that the best thing to do would be to put your coins in your wallet. Keeping coins off the exchange is an important tip to becoming a max coin expert.

      Poloniex: On a fork. What dumbasses. However, they did disable deposits and withdrawals for now so I can assume they are working on it. Remember that Intel bug? Yeah it was a big deal for ALL the exchanges. I also want to point out that Polo never announced any support for the snapshot and if you kept your coins on there then again, that’s on you. The safest place for your coins is in your wallet, where you control the private key. (…)

      Suggested reading: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fear_of_missing_out

      https://www.forbes.com/sites/keldjensen/2014/10/20/why-you-miss-success-opportunities-and-dont-see-the-invisible-gorilla/#65b60a902131

      1. Ardor is not a whitepaper. It is not just some tokens on an exchange. It is a real product.
      2. Ardor is not yet listed on a number of big exchanges.
      3. There has not yet been any marketing for Ardor. Once all the current fires have been put out then there will actually be something to market.
      4. Proof of stake is going to be big. Not everyone can afford to mine coins. Everyone can afford a Raspberry Pi.
      5. The main net just launched.

      Let’s hope that this week will see the release of those people’s tokens, that held them on the above-mentioned exchanges. You can stop saying Nxt or Ardor is a scam though, it absolutely is not – these are technical issues being worked on by very talented engineers.

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      • New Pair IGNIS < > BitCNY on AEX.com

      AEX was the first exchange to open IGNIS < > BTC trading, and it is now the first to have added IGNIS < > BitCNY. That said – only two days after the launch of this new trading market, AEX  suspended deposit and withdrawal of ALL COINS due to optimization work on the exchange. You can still trade if you have funds on the exchange already.

      They wrote, on Jan 14:

      In order to continuously optimize and test the stability of the deposit and withdraw system, we will gradually open the deposit and withdraw function after the new deposit and withdraw system is launched (priority to open BTC/DOGE/LTC/ETC/ETH and so on), which takes about 3-7 days to complete.

      We deeply understand that it will cause inconvenience to you in the process of renewal. So we decided to subsidize the user by holding a big incentive program after the work was done. Thank you very much! We hope that you will be more satisfied with AEX in 100 days. We have a much higher dream, hoping to become one of the Top 20 exchanges in the world when AEX is one year old.

      More info: https://www.aex.com/page/news/notice/2018/0114/en_139.html

      AEX is a relatively newly launched Chinese exchange, run in partnership with BTC38. On Oct 31st, 2017 the popular BTC38 exchange was, along with other Chinese crypto exchanges, forced to shut down by the Chinese Central Bank, the People’s Bank of China (PBOC), as they clammed down to stop all trade of virtual currencies against the Chinese Yuan (CNY). On Nov 1, AEX.com started its operation.

      AEX supports NXT, IGNIS and ARDR trading. We look forward to the launch of the new deposit and withdraw system, AEX!

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      • Infographic by ANG – How to set up an Ardor Wallet

      Quick walk-through of how to download, run and log in / register a new account with the Ardor Client. Pass it around to your friends and family who are curious about how to become involved in crypto. Remember, if you had a Nxt account before the Nxt Snapshot on December 28th, 2017 then you have an Ardor wallet of the same name with the same passphrase.


      Source

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      • Jelurida Specifies all Rates for Ardor

      For those users who are confused as to what costs what on the Ardor blockchain, the below table from Jelurida highlights the costs of every possible transaction. The fees are standardized. Jelurida prides itself on being transparent and now all transaction types have an associated fee – some of which vary by size. To repeat, some transaction types, like sending encrypted messages, have standard fees per unit of space.

      Jelurida wrote:

      This document is a summary of the current Ardor blockchain transaction fees. Fees are determined by the transaction type, but also depend on parameters such as attachment sizes and phasing options, and are therefore not a simple constant for each transaction type.

      The minimum fees are denominated in ARDOR. On each child chain, fees are paid in the native token, and it is up to the bundlers to decide what exchange rate to use when accepting native tokens from transaction senders and paying ARDOR to the block forgers.

      All transactions that directly modify Ardor chain balances must be stored on the Ardor chain, and their fees are payable in ARDOR only, there is no bundling process involved for those.

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      • Bitswift Child Chain

      Many users have not yet discovered that they have some BITSWIFT tokens! The BITSWIFT Airdrop occurred at the same time as the IGNIS, but the amount airdropped was only 10% of total coins.

       

      Nxt accounts received 1 Bitswift token per every 2500 Ignis token. Only 3.88 Million Bitswift tokens exist. BITSWIFT is tradeable on the Ardor client’s Coin Exchange, and on Bittrex, when they enable their Ardor based wallets.

      Bitswift has a maintained thread on Nxtforum, make sure to follow and interact if you have Bitswift questions.

      https://nxtforum.org/bitswift/

      bitswiftbro 
      Noticing scam Bitswift asset on Nxt ae : BITSWIFT
      ID: 9984460535736205672 – be careful.

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      • Romanian Meetup

      The first blockchain Meetup in Romania occurred last week and it was well attended. Ardor and Nxt were introduced after an introduction to blockchain technologies. Special thanks to longtime community member, almonte, for presenting this Meetup.

      Almonte wrote:

      What a nice surprise to realize how many people were interested on blockchain and particularly Ardor (The photo does not have all the attendees, apologies I forgot making it earlier).

      I really appreciate the effort for the ones that came for such remote places for the meetup, I take my hat off to you all. Thanks a lot for coming, it is a community that for sure will grow up a lot

      We had an introduction to the blockchain tech, explained NXT, Ardor, the APIs, discussed about the future and the potential use cases for companies.

      Thanks all the attendees for coming and thanks for the Hotel Crisana Arad for sponsoring the event

       

      The AE

      • Janus – Status Update

      New website! Janus team has updated their site @ janustoken.com.

      Up

      Janus saw a big spike last week, as someone bought all the sell orders on stocks.exchange and made the price go boom. As the unreal price serge was picked up from CMC and speculators wondered what they missed, the Janus team commented on YouTube:

      This spike was funny, but there is many things this year we are ready to deliver and have a more valid reason for value. Stay well!

      Scraper sites

      bjorn_bb:

      I will show a screenshot soon, we are close to finished anyway
      cant hurt
      how about later this week for that

      Q: whats the business model. how you monetize scrapers?

      ascendus – it will have the standard ad system on each scraper we launch and it will also have at first a credit model system that gives users incentive to create great comments to articles. So we are building an inter-site media currency for the masses around the world. Profits realized from both the ad system and this currency would be found.
      Our goal this year after we roll out the first political media scraper site is to take user feedback and improve, so when we launch the other 3 sites in varying sectors of business/society, these will each improve the model over time. Our team is pushing to have 4 sites of this nature up by Q2.

      Q: whats plan for mass adoption? marketing? its ardor based?

      ascendus – Marketing, of course. Ardor based, Janus is.

      JNSHash

      Still waiting. bjorn_bb writes:

      I have been pushing the new building manager for JNSHash mining farm to encourage the town to move their butt and grant us the amperage we need. So far, we are still in the waiting for town approval, this is painfully slow for me, and much harder looking at so many machines and rigs without blinking lights and deafening sound. I will continue to push to speed things up.

      Asset Id on ARDOR platform: 4348103880042995903

      Source

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      DEVELOPMENT

      • Ardor Update – Version 2.0.12

      Another new release of Ardor. Always update to the latest version of the Ardor client as soon as possible. Not only does this keep your account secure, it also prevents the risk of users ending up on a fork, like was the issue last week. The changelog for the latest version is below. The Ardor Android app also received the update, link below.

      Change log:

      Fixed setting the ecBlock parameter used when doing local signing for remote
      nodes, light clients, and mobile clients.

      Coin exchange totals are now trimmed according to the chain decimals.

      Lior Yaffe wrote:

      We added mirror download links for Ardor 2.0.12 these are supposed to be super fast. I’m getting up to 3MB/Sec when using them.

      • Updated Android client app

      Android Mobile App https://bitbucket.org/Jelurida/ardor/downloads/ardor-client-2.0.12.apk
      SHA256 d16ec77758a6b759c10e83329c60bf6accfb600a70a1e06a2be6564257747019

      Source

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      • Weekly Reminder – Branded NXT Accounts For Your Business

      Did you know you can “mine” accounts? Do you want the first four characters of your account to be something clever and unique, like ARDR or your initials? With the Secret Miner service, you can buy accounts that they mined and obtain a personalized NXT / ARDR / IGNIS account.

      Remember that any NXT account passphrases open the same accounts on the Ardor platform?

      Here, you have the chance to get yourself a customized account ID to use with Nxt, Ardor and on any child chain.

      Source

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      • ArdorPortal.org – A Fast Javascript Blockchain Explorer for the Ardor Platform

      A new JS blockchain explorer is being actively developed for the community by the longtime member, coretechs. The UI is very similar to Nxtportal.org but the backend is very different. The functionality of the site is not yet complete but you can look up blocks/accounts/transactions in the URL if you know the route structure.

      coretechs: I’ve started developing a block explorer for Ardor. It has a similar look and feel to Nxtportal.org but under the hood it is a complete rewrite from the ground up. I will be adding lots of bugs and features over the next few months. https://ardorportal.org

      Update: Added initial support for transactions. Features are going slow as I continue to refactor core functionality but it’s getting to a much better state. There is no search yet but you can look up blocks/accounts/transactions in the URL if you copy the route structure.

      Examples:
      https://ardorportal.org/blocks/block/12941259523131023515
      https://ardorportal.org/transactions/fullHash/fed2d88ad09e6acbc360c296a2162a6e887b2e387edd060be0196e5a88cac7fb/chain/2

      Also accounts work for both numeric and RS lookups:
      https://ardorportal.org/accounts/account/ARDOR-8MVA-XCVR-3JC9-2C7C3
      https://ardorportal.org/accounts/account/11551286933940986965

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      NXT IN THE MEDIA

       

      • Lior Yaffe in Medium – Ardor Launch — Update #2

      Lior published a new Medium article about the latest news regarding Ardor. He addressed the ongoing difficulties with exchanges integrating the Ardor blockchain, spoke about new changes in the latest release, and highlights community projects like Ardorgate and Ardorportal.

      He wrote:

      We are making good progress on all fronts
      Peer Explorer is back online https://ardor.peerexplorer.com/

      Block explorers https://ardorportal.org and https://ardor.tools/ continue to add features and fix problems.

      Ardor world looks better than ever https://www.ardor.world/en/

      I would like to personally thank the dedicated operators of these web sites who work day and night to improve them.

      Then we have Ardorgate who assembled a dream team of engineers to bring the AEUR Euro peg chain online. Keep your fingers crossed.

      Our business development team is now sifting through dozens of child chain requests. We are building the application process and the necessary legal framework and had several calls this week and many more in the following weeks.

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      • Steemit – A Gate Between the EURO and Cryptocurrencies

      Steemit had a piece showcasing the usefulness of Ardorgate – the service that will convert between AEUR tokens and Euros via users Mistertango accounts. When online, the Ardorgate service will make it very easy for people to enter and exit the cryptomarket with their fiat currency, eliminating the bottlenecks experienced by most with third-party crypto exchanges.

      They wrote:

      Yes you read it right, euro to crypto coins. Because on the Ardor blockchain there will be an unique service: Ardorgate.

      With the Ardorgate service, users with a Mistertango account will be able to easily transfer and convert AEUR tokens into Euros in their Mistertango account. This means you can convert any of Ardor’s child chain tokens to AEUR and cash them out as EUR with Ardorgate!

      The AEUR coin of the Ardorgate is pegged to the EURO, you will be able to easily deposit EURO directly via Ardorgate and trade AE tokens (Ardor’s ERC20 equivalent) globally, buy and sell Marketplace items on the blockchain, and even trade other Ardor child chain coins against the EUR-peg.

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      • Insidermonkey – Blockchain Solutions For Secure Financial Transactions

      They wrote an article about how Jelurida created a secure and ideal asset for the financial tech (fintech) sector. A good use case for the Ardor blockchain and also good coverage of this great product.

      Jelurida’s Ardor platform will be an incredible asset for entities in the financial sector because data can be stored in a decentralized manner without the threat of blockchain bloat. This will decrease the likelihood of centralized attacks in addition to providing network security.

      Furthermore, the platform architecture allows for seamless child chain interaction, giving different financial firms the ability to create their own chains without cutting off important links to other firms and databases. Because the Ardor parent chain is dedicated to maintaining security for the whole network, companies don’t have to worry about providing their own measures for their child chain(s). Additionally, child chains are freed up to transact, creating a streamlined and efficient operating procedure.

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      • Theusacommerce – It’s Already 40% Higher Today. Will Ardor (ARDR) Finally Hit $2.00 Again?

      As of writing, yes ARDR is back over $2.oo again. This piece is noteworthy in its inclusion because it demonstrates, in a non-speculative manner – that Ardor is a strong currency with a very bright future in the Blockchain-as-a-Service (BaaS) world.

      ardor coin price

      They wrote:

      ARDR is a strong currency because of the technology that backs it up. This coin is the native token of a blockchain-as-a-Service (BaaS) platform. Much like the Ethereum network, the Ardor network supports new cryptocurrencies being built on the network – using the same code.

      With this platform, unlike with Ethereum, the new blockchains that launch on the network are referred to as “child chains.” The big draw with child chains is that new crypto coins can be created without any coding knowledge necessary. It’s a sort of “out of the box and ready to use” approach to the BaaS concept.

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      PRICE EVOLUTION

      • Weekly NXT/ARDR/IGNIS 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:

      The following graphic shows the IGNIS / Bitcoin exchange price at Aex over these past days:

       

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