Nxter News – September 2018 (III): The Question Is Not What You Look At, But What You See

September (III)

 

Welcome, dear Nxters and other followers!

Seeing is believing. Sounds obvious, simple even. Yet many people look, but they do not see. Haters out there close off their minds to logic and new experiences, we have all seen people do this. It is sad. People too quickly succumb to fear, uncertainty, and doubt (FUD). A good way to avoid falling into this trap is not just look at something, but to see it, to use it, to understand it, to embrace it.

For example, within twenty minutes you could install Ardor and begin using it. See for yourselves, not just blindly trust us – issue your own assets, create art, sell cool things, the limit is your imagination, not just what you see existing today. Creative people are important assets in society and our community is blessed with many such talented individuals, from across the world, united by a passion for blockchain – and we are always open to accepting new members. Right now there’s even a FREE Ardor online course that you can enjoy with just a CLICK! – take a look, and you might want to let others know what you see too.

Starting from October 1st, a new look for Nxter Magazine will be implemented, complete with new site structure, new content, and our weekly email which you can SUBSCRIBE to. We’d like to also remind you here: if your balance of NXT or ARDR is not being used for forging then you can lease it to our forging pool so the proceeds are used to support the great blockchain network – and our work at Nxter.

We thank you for being with us as we take you through the week that was.

COMMUNITY

MEETUPS

  • Upcoming Events
    • Finnovista Pitch Day in Madrid, September 18th
    • Blockchain Fest’18 in Istanbul, September 18-19th
    • Blockchain Summit in Moscow, September 25th
    • South Summit in Madrid, October 3rd and 4th

BUSINESSES ON NXT/ARDOR

CLONES

EXCHANGES

  • Support your Tokens
    • CoinPulse – You can vote for NXT/ARDR/IGNIS
    • Bithumb – Let your Voice be Heard
    • CryptalDash – Request your Favorite Coin
    • Shardax – ask for NXT/ARDR/IGNIS to be Listed

IN OTHER MEDIA

PRICE EVOLUTION

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


COMMUNITY

  • Join our Email List!

Nxter Forging Pool

Nxter is still running NXT and ARDR forging pools. An easy way to support the blockchain networks (your investment) is to lease your balance to us. This process is riskless as we do not get access to your account and funds – only your forging power, which we use to forge blocks 24/7. And the greatest of all? We do not pay out the forging rewards, we put them to work. All rewards are kept and used to maintain and support our work.

palheiro
I have to renew the lease and I can not find the Nxter pool. Someone can tell me?

rubenbc
https://ardorportal.org/accounts/account/5899051564753648156 thanks palheiro!

apenzl
The Nxter pool is NXT/ARDOR-NYJW-6M4F-6LG2-76FR5. The alias ‘nxterpool’ directs to it – not on the ARDR chain of course but it’s like a blockchain bookmark on the Ignis chain. Thanks for leasing your Ardor power to us, it’s greatly appreciated! On NXT the alias can be leased to directly.

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  • Jelurida – Updates

Jelurida needs you, and with new toys released on the testnet it is time to get those software devs programming! In a couple weeks Jelurida will publish Java coding challenges for those who wish to hone their Java skills in the Lightweight Contract environment.

Also, an informative and honest marketing update from Jelurida put into words by Lior, and expanded by Kristina, on the sometimes boring but extremely important issue of dealing with the legal, regulatory and business side of the company. As expressed in our walled nxtardor.slack community garden, here reposted by Nxter.

  • Developers Call

More information about Lightweight Contracts

 

  • About Ignis and Ardor Marketing

Lior, quoted:

From my perspective, in the short term the marketing focus will be on the lightweight contracts. I think we have a winner but we need to get more 3rd party devs on board, to do this we need to finish this up with good quality, documentation and everything expected from a software infrastructure company. (…)

I get in my mailbox every day, ten different proposals how to waste money on various initiatives. (…)

At the moment the value of the real business done on most blockchains (except Bitcoin and maybe Ethereum) is almost non-existent. It is more important to build the intellectual property and the solutions than to worry about the daily token price. (…)

At this point, we are very well known in the industry and very respected in the industry, the value of the tokens can always be higher, but there are like 2000 tokens out there, some of them has much more money then we do and we are doing good. (…)

Kristina (Jelurida):

The everyday company business is not always very exciting and “reportable” stuff: For example this week we had three phone calls with child chain projects (one obvious scam – just wants to have tokens and do an ICO, the other doesn’t need a blockchain at all, the third – has no technical team or knowledge, i.e. we should do everything for them. (I am just speaking figuratively, but these are usually most of our “time wasters”.)) Then I had to review a number of agreements with exchanges and fill in the same amount of application for other exchanges. For the serious clients and possible partners – usually review pages of comments from their lawyers…. In the meantime trying to find new good developers – this is probably the most difficult challenge for us. For examples – the LinkedIn job adds stayed for nine months and we only found one good developer. Not to mention the numerous other websites. But this of course is taking dev’s time to interview and review resumes…
the whole reality in the blockchain space is not so developed and challenged from everywhere – crypto projects are facing problems with banks, regulations and total lack of understanding from accountants, lawyers, etc about what the blockchain technology has to offer to the world. All these problems stand in front of our clients too which cause them to just give up their ideas sometimes.

Elizabeth (the ANG):

Community is one of the most important factors in the success of cryptocurrency and blockchain projects. I have many thoughts about this and how we can inject new energy into our community. But one of my concerns is that I watched the community abdicate their decentralized privileges with the formation of Jelurida. We really can’t sit and expect them to do everything. (…)

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  • Ardor Bootcamp is now FREE on Udemy

Thanks to the beneficence of a generous donor, the Ardor Bootcamp course on Udemy is now free to register! Udemy is one of the premier repositories of online, self-paced, classes and the very well-reviewed Ardor Bootcamp is an excellent way for someone to learn and become proficient with much of the advanced functionality that differentiates Ardor from thousands of other altcoin projects. All classes are paid for at the beginning, and since this class is free, you will always have access to it!

efunkem wrote:

A generous sponsor has come forward to subsidize this for a limited time! It went free last night and nearly 500 people from 75(!) different countries have already signed up. This is a great opportunity to spread the word about Ardor, especially given that awareness and marketing have been a challenge.

https://www.udemy.com/ardor-bootcamp/

Prepare for my next Ardor class! I am beginning work on a new Udemy class that will show complete beginners how to build simple products on Ardor.

Elizabeth:

We didn’t even announce this officially, so these new sign ups are from within Udemy. We can expect these are new introductions to Ardor!

Also read our review of Ardor Bootcamp in Nxter Magazine.

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  • The Ardor and Nxt Group Office

The ANG has itself a new office in Lancaster, PA, complete with a shiny plaque!

Elizabeth:

Doesn’t that sign look nice? I will polish it weekly! It’s in a big office building.

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Ardor Bootcamp Fundraiser

As mentioned above, there’s a huge interest in attending the Udemy Ardor Bootcamp after a donator paid to make the course free. In just 60 minutes the donation was spent, and efunkem tells us that people are signing up through Udemy, not through the Ardor community, so they are all new exposures to Ardor.

Efunkem wrote:

I decided to keep it live since it was going so well, even though we blew past the cap so quickly. I will probably turn it back to [being a] paid course after a while but not for the time being.

Success! And here’s your chance to help keep it so; Elizabeth was lightning:

(…) Help sponsor an incredibly successful educational project initiated, funded and developed by Eric Funk, an Ardor / Nxt community member. Please consider a generous contribution to help give this basic education to serious seekers of information about blockchain solutions.

Donate: https://ardornxt.io/community-projects/sponsor-ardor-blockchain-bootcamp-udemy

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  • Nxter Puzzle September III

This week we still have the ongoing city names puzzle, waiting for the 11th and 12th cities to be announced. 12 city names will together form a passphrase, and the account this passphrase opens holds 500 IGNIS. Its 84 views of the YouTube video from last week means you still got a chance!

This week, also a new crossword puzzle (and I am getting more and more puzzled over Madfox) :

How am I feeling, doctor?

All Nxter Puzzles are listed on nxter.org/puzzles – and there are still more IGNIS to be claimed.

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  • r/Ardor – ‘Community is not growing’

There seems to be a disconnect between Jelurida and the crypto community. Some say that Jelurida just does not “get” the crypto community. But what does that mean? If you are looking for quick “gains” like other altcoins or memecoins then you should look elsewhere. The legacy of Nxt and Ardor is creating new technology, improving the blockchain and making it more accessible. Nxter is very sensitive to the community as we are right at the focal point of the community and the news from the creative minds at Jelurida. Reddit is a place for open discussion and we should use it for this very reason. Longtime community members are very active and are willing to listen to anyone who has a complaint about Ardor or Nxt that is not “why is the value of the token so low?” Again, if you want to look for a quick dollar and do not care about the underlying technology of the platform, then, yes, you should look elsewhere. There are thousands of blockchain projects doing nothing, only a handful are pushing the technology forward, very much including Ardor. What do people expect from a legitimate business – lies, and hype? That does not serve anyone well in the long run.

thewiremaster:

Conversation is on here: https://www.reddit.com/r/Ardor/comments/9fk68n/community_is_not_growing/

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  • How To Import NXT Transactions for tax purposes?

It might be a little daunting, but it is very much possible, with the help of the Nxt API, to export transaction histories of Nxt, Nxt assets, and MS currencies in a convenient JSON format for tax purposes. This will involve modifying the Nxt properties file and redownloading the blockchain once the requisite properties are modified. Details below.

tyrone asked:

Is there an easy way to import NXT transactions into cointracking.info, or if not, can I export my transaction history for NXT, assets and ms currencies into something like a csv file? Doing taxes for past years, what a nightmare!

martis:

Well, it’s not an easy task if you run the usual Nxt node and don’t know how to use api. You need to run an archival node with trimming off, first. Then with api you can get all the info you need in json format. I think you can export json. All api you can check at localhost:7876/test in your browser, api is not a big deal with that tool.

riker:

You can use the getBlockchainTransactions API one transaction type at a time. The information is returned in json format.

martis:

edit nxt.properties file, set your node as archival and turn trimming off. And start downloading from scratch, that will be faster I think.
try the following nxt.properties:
1. set admin password: nxt.adminPassword=anything
2. nxt.trimDerivedTables=false
3. nxt.maxPrunableLifetime=-1
4. nxt.ledgerTrimKeep=0

riker:

For the asset exchange loading the transactions alone won’t help with accounting since you’ll get only the bid and ask orders and you won’t be able to tell where they matched into a trade. Instead you need to load the trades using getTrades API and load the asset transfer transactions on top, then you’ll need to factor in any dividend payment transactions.
Actually even for simple balances tracking the transactions alone is not good enough since the account can be involved in shuffling for example.

Probably the simplest way is to track the account ledger, but the ledger is only maintained for 30000 blocks by default for all accounts.
Set it instead to track all blocks and only for your account/s (otherwise performance will suffer)

# Specify the number of blocks to keep when trimming the account ledger table.
# A value of zero will cause all blocks to be kept.
nxt.ledgerTrimKeep=30000

# Address of accounts (in RS format) to track balance changes in the ledger
# table, separated by ‘;’.
# Set to * to track changes for all accounts. Specify no accounts to disable
# the account ledger.
nxt.ledgerAccounts=*

You need to re-scan or re-downloaded the blockchain to generate the whole ledger.

Related info in stackexchange

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MEETUPS

  • Upcoming Events (By Order)

ANG and the community compile blockchain Meetup events across our international ecosystem.

Finnovista Pitch Day Madrid, September 18th
BlockchainFest’18, in Istanbul, September 18-19th
Blockchain Summit in Moscow, September 25th
South Summit in Madrid, on October 3rd and 4th
Finnovista Pitch Day Madrid, September 18th

Jelurida is one of the first startups to attend the Finnovista event at FPD Madrid, and since this event is this week, we will be posting pictures from it next week!

Source

BlockchainFest’18, in Istanbul, September 18-19th

Also this week, Francisco Sarrias and Veronica are going to participate in BlockchainFest’18 in historic and beautiful Istanbul. Jelurida will have a stand during the two-day conference, will participate in a discussion about creating a blockchain from scratch, and will lead the conversation of Blockchain-as-a-Service (BaaS) in a talk the second day.

Source

Blockchain Summit in Moscow, September 25th

Nxter's Russian editor and puzzle master Madfox, and Sergei from Ardor.World will have a presence at the Blockchain Summit in Moscow next week, as Nxt and Ardor platform ambassadors.

International Blockchain Summit

https://twitter.com/madfox1234/status/1035965396124397568

South Summit in Madrid, on October 3rd and 4th

Ardor is going to be at the gathering of business leaders in Madrid next month for the South Summit!

Veronica wrote:

We were finalists at the https://www.southsummit.co/en

South Summit

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BUSINESSES ON NXT/ARDOR

  • C2C – Update

Writing in Presence is in fashion, and unfortunately not only among the Ardor competitors who have their projects on whitepapers and websites but not in working code. Unfortunately. We are looking much forward to C2C, and hopefully, we will soon be seeing C2C crypto ATMs being tested in public places like airports.

At the moment of this writing, C2C can be traded at the third party exchanges IDAX and Stocks.Exchange.

Website | Whitepaper (ongoing)

More info

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  • Dominium ITO Update

Last week Dominium spoke about the biggest problem all regulators have with cryptos: that they can be traded freely. Not for nothing are stocks/ETFs/mutual funds etc., traded only on specialized exchanges – the opportunity to defraud investors is incredibly real. As such, this free trading is an impossibility with securities due to AML/AFT regulations. The main reason Dominium selected Ardor is the feature to create controlled assets, which restrict how assets can be traded – important for regulators.

Dominium Admin:

We are pleased with the progress we are making.
The Dominium Community is growing day by day, we are nearly 40,000 strong now and are continuously optimizing all aspects of our Platform, Team, Programs and workflow.

Here are a checklist on what we are working on:

  • Currently recruiting and expanding our Team in the Rotterdam office
  • Expanding our development Team
  • Expanding our Ambassador Team
  • Increased Commissions on our Referral Program to incentivize reaching out to your friends, family and communities
  • Weekly Lottery to incentive the purchase of DOM tokens during the ITO
  • New Bounty Program
  • New Airdrop Program

Instead of paying for expensive marketing campaigns, we are passing on the savings to our Community by offering better incentives to purchase DOM, as well as higher referral commissions. Check out the Pinned message on our Telegram Channel for all the details: https://t.me/dominium_en

Read a review of Dominium’s child chain project in Nxter Magazine.

ITO token prices (from 3.9.2018 11:00 UTC (12:00 CET))
€0.10 until 125,000,000 tokens sold
€0.15 until 250,000,000 tokens sold
€0.20 until 375,000,000 tokens sold
€0.25 until 500,000,000 tokens sold

Accepted coins
EUR, BTC, ETH, BCH, LTC, BNB, NXT, ARDR, IGNIS

Learn more: ANNWebsite | Pitch Deck | English Telegram Chatroom | Telegram Announcements

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  • CiviliXation Digital COOP

Lee Gibson Grant is certainly back in the house of NXT.

Lots of links posted. An MS coin for sale that is said to be representing dividends in a multimillion-dollar project in Moldova, laying pressure on Jelurida to give him a child chain, and on the Nxt community to support him and his ambitious goal of transforming e-governance and crowdfunding with a new digital cooperative. Is he the hero we have been waiting for, or an unstoppable madman? OUR madman? Lee has a mission and every week we do our best to understand it.

drachmae wrote:

and The madness behind CiviliXation the paper is also there https://nxtforum.org/civilixation/civilixation-digital-cooperatives-next-generation-of-crowdfunding-egovernance/msg243645/#msg243645

Ok finally got this one finished and included the business plan https://nxtforum.org/civilixation/e-gagauzia-airport-development-free-economic-zone-blockchain/msg243660/#msg243660

https://nxtforum.org/civilixation/drachmae-money-social-economy-of-value-using-data/

https://nxtforum.org/civilixation/athena-superlook-2019-fashion-wine/

Slowly getting there
we have a section for CiviliXation on https://nxtforum.org/civilixation/
I will be listing projects and projects that are for in the next 6 months which are Micro Projects under CiviliXation using the platform

Just want to give a heads up so everyone knows do where Drachmae and DTMA is part of a consortium https://nxtforum.org/civilixation/who-is-dtma-‘digital-distributed-technology-moldova-assocation’/     I strongly advise you take a look at who is in the consortium

http://civilixation.md/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/IMG_0299-672×950.jpg

https://nxtforum.org/civilixation/what-is-dtg-‘development-token-gagauzia’-whats-its-role-in-e-gaguzia-project/msg243677/#msg243677
Slowly getting everything into the forum

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1xVWXpUyTJPmBe_XDGbQsTdUGEVA145wpeHnkidxYmRc/edit?usp=sharing
next event end of October

 

Learn more about the new exchange in Moldova launched by Drachmae.

Learn more about CiviliXation and its projects: Presentation | website

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  • EZYcount – Public ICO is Open

As of this week, the EZYcount ICO is opened to the general public! Payment can be made with select crypto or via credit card, and the price of a token is set when the transaction is processed. What differentiates EZY Taal from other tokens is that if you have a requisite amount you will have automatic access to the EZYcount small and medium business accounting software that is being integrated with AI.

Vivien, the founder, wrote:

On Monday, we are invited to participate to the final of Fintech Fusion, one of the most prestigious fintech accelerator in Switzerland. https://www.fusion.xyz/fintech/

And on Monday, Vivien followed up with:

Pitching was amazing. Competition very fierce.

https://twitter.com/EZYcountsuisse/status/1041955155233652736

Congratulations EZYcount, good to see!

Join the ICO

Website | WhitepaperMedium | LinkedIn | Reddit | Twitter

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  • Bitswift – Update

As updated from their Medium post last week, you can now register for Bitswift CASH tokens. CASH tokens are marketed as a digital currency on the Bitswift blockchain and their purpose is to facilitate an accessible token economy for new users interested in blockchain token markets.

Paul Busch:

Community update day https://medium.com/@Bitswift.press/bitswift-community-updates-383987f26820
Now you can purchase Bitswift tokens from Canadian Tire and Canada Post via Flexepin voucher.  https://bitswift.cash

Read more

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CLONES

  • Ardor and Nxt Group – How to Build Your Own Blockchain

The director of the ANG released a nifty tutorial on how to build your own blockchain! Follow Elizabeth as she documents how she built her own blockchain, of which NXT holders can get her tokens, and you will learn exactly how to do so for yourself. What she is actually doing is creating a clone of the Nxt blockchain, that you can use to explore and master the technology.

Elizabeth wrote:

DISCLOSURE: Today, I am creating a clone of NXT for two reasons:

1. because it will help me walk through the process with a business that I am helping do the same.

2. It will fulfill my commitment that I made last year to do this as a demonstration.

So I will be helping a new project and get material for a demo 🙂

Make sure your NXT bags are full to get the benefits of the 10% airdrop. Further demos will be on demonstrating how to tweak this, use it and market it. I have no clue what will come of this, but let’s have fun doing it!

Part 1 – The Genesis Block (14 mins)

Part 2 – Branding and Features (13 mins)

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EXCHANGES

 

  • Support your Tokens

There are opportunities for community voting to help list Ardor / Nxt / Ignis on new crypto exchanges. Here’s a list:

Support your Tokens

Community voting helps to get IGNIS / NXT / ARDR on new crypto exchanges.

CoinPulse
Bithumb
Cryptaldash
Shardax
CoinPulse

Here you can cast 1 vote daily for IGNIS | NXT | ARDR 

Bithumb

Tell them why you like IGNIS / NXT / ARDR in this GoogleDoc

Cryptaldash

Here you can request for your favorite coin to be listed. Deadline: September.

Shardax

You can ask for coins to be listed here

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IN OTHER MEDIA

  • Ardor.rocks – Asset Exchange on Ardor – The Hidden Gem

The ability to issue and trade assets of your own on a blockchain is a big deal. Nxt may have pioneered token creation and fully decentralized trading with the Asset Exchange in 2014, but Ardor perfected it. The Asset Exchange on Ardor works globally across all child chains, has more valuable features, and transaction fees are also very low on the Ardor AE.

The author wrote:

When NXT introduced the Asset Exchange to the world, it was the most advanced feature any cryptocurrency had ever seen at that point in time. It was allowing anyone to issue an asset and trade it on the blockchain using order books, just like any other conventional trading platform. It was also allowing asset issuers to distribute dividends in an extremely easy way. And all this through the user friendly client that any homo sapiens can use.

​With the launch of Ardor in 2018 all the features available in NXT were made available also to Ignis, the first Ardor child chain, and to the other child chains Bitswift and AEUR. That means that there is a fully decentralized asset exchange right in the Ardor platform and available to all child chains.

Source

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PRICE EVOLUTION

  • Weekly NXT/ARDR/IGNIS Price Evolution

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

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

The following graphic shows the IGNIS / Bitcoin exchange price at Bittrex over this past week:

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Nxter News – September 2018 (II): There Is Nothing So Stable As Change

September (II)

 

Welcome, dear Nxters and other followers!

An unanswered question in physics is “do the fundamental constants of the universe change?” Our universe has many such fundamental constants, some more applicable to daily life than others – anyone reading this can appreciate the constant (c) used for the speed of light. Yet there is evidence that one, the “Fine Structure constant (α),” might have evolved over cosmic time. If one of the unchanging constants of the universe, one that essentially governs chemistry, has changed – might all fundamental constants change? This is not sophistry, as it indicates that one of the few actual constants of the universe is…change – suggesting that (maybe) the laws of the physical universe evolve.

Much like how the universe was different long ago, you and I are different than we were a year ago – we are all one year wiser and one year closer to death. Technology has changed and demonstrably made our lives better. Would anyone reading this honestly prefer to go back to a time when most of humanity’s combined knowledge was not easily accessible from a computer, let alone our phones? Like the internet and the PC before it, and TV before it, and sliced bread before it – the blockchain has the potential to be a transformative technology that just simply makes everyone’s lives better once we begin to properly use it. So do not be afraid of change, it is inevitable and should be embraced rather than combatted – we need to meet the challenges of the future, and using blockchain is a great first step – now more than ever, as it’s about to be changed forever by the simplicity provided by Lightweight Contracts on the pioneering scalable Ardor PoS platform.

Last week we learned how Moldova might change their wine tourism industry by incorporating the blockchain, we learned more about the most recent upgrades in Lightweight Contracts from Lior, there is a new Nxter Puzzle: in space, updates across the many businesses on Ardor, many of which have incipient or in-progress ICO’s, the TOKOK exchange listed IGNIS, and much more.

 

COMMUNITY

MEETUPS

BUSINESSES ON NXT/ARDOR

EXCHANGES

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


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  • Jelurida – Updates

Lightweight Contract testing and development is ongoing and progressing fast. The next version will be released on the Ardor testnet this September and will include the Contract Runner add-on, Contract Manager utility, and API callers.

Lior Yaffe explains these in more detail in his latest Medium post.

Below there is a tutorial/seminar just released on Jelurida’s Ardor YouTube channel. In it Lior elaborates on the theme of “simplicity” regarding all they have done to launch this unique Contracts framework.

Watch it below (turning on subtitles/close-captioning is recommended due to poor audio quality).

 

  • Lightweight Contracts Seminar

TL;DW: Simplicity.

Lior Yaffe and Jelurida have worked for many months to make developing on the Ardor blockchain platform as easy as possible. With the latest version of the Ardor testnet and the IntelliJ Java IDE installed, open the project folder included in IntelliJ and begin parsing and analyzing the 10 provided sample contracts. Once you have your own contract written, push it to the blockchain using the Contract Manager utility and then trigger it with the Contract Runner add-on: the Contract Runner is an automation layer that sits on top of the Ardor API.

Lightweight Contracts are created to be backward compatible and have been designed to be stateless. Simply put, this means the contracts are easier to edit and use because things like the balance of an account do not need to be migrated from version to version if you need to make changes. There is also no risk of locking yourself out of your tokens because the worst thing that can happen if say your contract has an infinite loop in it is that you will need to restart your node. Once that is done, fix the error in your contract code and that is the end of that.

These contracts are not part of the blockchain consensus so you can link any Java library jar to the classpath of the node runner. This also means that Lightweight Contracts can act as Oracles – interacting with software/data off the blockchain. For security, there is only a single node for executing these contracts. Trigger transactions are used as reference transactions to ensure that the trigger or the transaction do not expire and an Ardor feature called Economic Clustering (EC) Block is used to ensure that the contract is always deployed on the consensus fork and not left to rot on a fork that goes nowhere. A tradeoff on security is that only one node is executing the Contract Runner, so yes some level of trust is involved in the Contract Runner not “cheating” but there are issues to mitigate this, most notably the well-known Account Control property whereby a transaction can be posted to the blockchain but cannot be executed unless approved by previously defined second parties. The design of the contracts allows for contract parallelization.

Right now YOU can be learning these cool things by downloading the latest version of the Ardor testnet and following a simple tutorial!

 

  • Website Redesign

An issue that bothers some in the community is why does the Jelurida website still look like something from the 90’s? As this is a returning (and often heated) discussion among Nxters, we decided to share some insight here. Lior joined a conversation on Slack about Jelurida’s website redesign and some other concerns shared by the community and wrote:

The reason the Jelurida web site wasn’t updated so far is not because we do not consider it important, it’s because we see it as very important and sensitive and we don’t want to make any mistake in the process.
I’ll explain.

First and foremost we view jelurida.com as a single source of reliable information for anything related to the development of the blockchain. If you need the latest release, testnet access, blockchain copy, you should get it from there without worrying about hacking, phishing and the like. And for this purpose the current web site is doing its job.

As a selling tool and the front page of the company it really needs to improve, we all agree about this one. But in order to improve it, Jelurida needs to decide about the key messages first, who is our target audience, the crypto enthusiasts or the corporate customers? What product do we focus on Nxt? Ardor? Ignis? child chains, private chains etc. How can we present all our brands without causing confusion. What is the key message for each brand? These are difficult questions which we need to answer first and everything else needs to be derived from them.

Then there’s the issue of the very nice community web sites, should we merge them into Jelurida.com? Should we sponsor them as standalone web sites? How can we make sure the information and brand in one web site do not contradict with info in another site.

Then branding is also difficult, for example NXT has a strong brand and familiar logo, so does Ardor, the Jelurida and Ignis logos are less famous. Should we try to merge all of them into a single standard and lose some of the recognition? Should we leave them as is? How does this impact our message? Are we a young and cool startup? Are we a development shop with years of experience? All these things has to be debated and agreed by a remote team of marketing experts and engineers each one with its own strong opinions about the subject.

Then for producing more content, we need someone with a non-existent skill of both high quality content production skills and excellent knowledge of our products and our history. Due to the magnitude of this task it keeps being delayed. I agree it is our fault collectively as Jelurida (surely you shouldn’t blame Veronica for this or anyone specific). For me as an engineer it is always simpler to focus on coding and features and not on branding and messages but I’m fully aware that this has to be done and it will be done.

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  • Ardor Bootcamp and the ANG – Raspberry Pi Giveaway!

A couple of weeks ago we let you know about the ANG sponsored Ardor Bootcamp contest on Udemy, created by efunkem, so that all students that completed his course and followed the instructions would participate in a draw for a Raspberry Pi 3, with Ardor installed in it.

This week the winner was announced by Elizabeth (ANG):

Congratulations! Kseniya Zhytomirsky has completed the Ardor Bootcamp course on Udemy.com and won the drawing for a RaspberryPI with Ardor installed.

Kseniya has been a blockchain developer for several years and has a team of about fourteen working in Ukraine. She discovered Ardor when she was looking for alternative solutions to blockchain payments systems and took the course to learn more.

She learned the basics in the Ardor Bootcamp and has been exploring the APIs for project development and integration for her clients.
Congratulations, Kseniya and welcome to our community!

The Ardor Bootcamp introduced us to this gem developer and her team

Here you can watch the video interview with the winner:

More info

Read Nxter Magazine’s review of the Ardor Bootcamp v1 course and get a Nxter discount code!

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  • Nxter Puzzle: In Space

So, this week we are zooming in on cities… Find the city names, write them down in lowercase divided by a single space – and wait for the 11th and 12th city to be announced. These 12 city names will together form a passphrase, and the account this passphrase opens holds 500 IGNIS.

Where the 11th and 12th city will be announced is in the deep unknown. It might be a good idea to keep an eye on the usual community hangouts, and of course, it never hurts to follow Nxter, @madfox1234 and @TheCryptoWoman.

10 Cities Names

All Nxter Puzzles are listed on nxter.org/puzzles – and there are still more IGNIS to be claimed.

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  • ArdorForum is Live

On September 4th the ArdorForum went live, and nxtforum was stylized to make it look a bit more modern. Both share the same database so an account on Nxtforum before the 4th means you have an ArdorForum account with the same credentials.

VanBreuk:

Hello all,
as scheduled, https://nxtforum.org is back online – along with the new https://ardorforum.org

This new forum has its origin and spirit in the Nxt Forum, the official forum community for the Nxt blockchain technology since 2014. In order to preserve for new community members the enormous amount of historical information shared over the years in the Nxt Forum, while providing a fresh new environment for the new Ardor platform, both forums share resources including the user database.

Registering a new user in either forum will give access to both with the same credentials. During the first days, and while we strengthen anti-spam measures, new forum accounts will require staff approval, so please be patient if you register a new forum account. I’ll go through the requests as soon as possible.

I hope it can become a useful place for the community!

 

Source

Visit ArdorForum / Visit NxtForum

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MEETUPS

  • The Proof-of-Stake Consensus Algorithm of Nxt, in Sofia, September 4th

Last week, Nxt and Ardor core developer Petko Petkov held a seminar about the Nxt Proof-of-Stake (PoS) algorithm at The Software University, in Sofia.

This interesting presentation was recorded (52 minutes long) and here we share it with you all:

Source

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  • Upcoming Events (By Order)

ANG and the community continue to compile the blockchain Meetup events across our international ecosystem.

  • Finnovista Pitch Day Madrid, September 18th

Jelurida is one of the first startups to attend the Finnovista event at FPD Madrid in mid-September.

Source

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  • BlockchainFest’18, in Istanbul, September 18-19th

Francisco Sarrias and Veronica are going to participate in BlockchainFest’18. Jelurida will have a stand during the two-day conference, will participate in a discussion about creating a blockchain from scratch, and will lead the conversation of Blockchain-as-a-Service (BaaS) in a talk the second day.

Source

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  • Blockchain Summit in Moscow, on September 25th

Nxter’s Russian editor and puzzle master Madfox, and Sergei from Ardor.World will have a presence at the Blockchain Summit in Moscow next month, as Nxt and Ardor platform ambassadors.

International Blockchain Summit

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BUSINESSES ON NXT/ARDOR

  • C2C – Update

As you probably know if you’ve been following our newsletters, C2C is a company that aims to develop innovative devices to easily convert your coins and cash to cryptocurrencies. Currently, it is an Ardor based token (Asset ID: 10904853980055209979)

C2C circulating supply has been finally been set to 299,969,680. At the moment of this writing, it can be traded at the third party exchanges IDAX and Stocks.Exchange.

Website | Whitepaper (ongoing)

More info

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  • Dominium ITO Update

Last week the Dominium Initial Token Offering (ITO) began. The ITO lasts until the end of the year (December 31st.) 500M tokens are available for purchase. The price of the DOM tokens increases every 125M tokens sold. Because Dominium is a going to be a child chain on Ardor you can purchase DOM utility tokens with ARDR / NXT / and IGNIS as well as EUR, BTC, ETH, BCH, LTC, BNB.

Most of the money raised by Dominium will go towards purchasing property for their property management portfolios. Concurrently, there is also a DOM Airdrop going on.

About this  ITO

ITO token prices (from 3.9.2018 11:00 UTC (12:00 CET))
€0.10 until 125,000,000 tokens sold
€0.15 until 250,000,000 tokens sold
€0.20 until 375,000,000 tokens sold
€0.25 until 500,000,000 tokens sold

Accepted coins
EUR, BTC, ETH, BCH, LTC, BNB, NXT, ARDR, IGNIS

Learn more: ANNWebsite | Pitch Deck | English Telegram Chatroom | Telegram Announcements

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  • Triffic ICO Update

While waiting for the Triffic ICO to come (December the 3rd, 2018) they have updated their whitepaper and website, and now both much more informative than the previous ones. Take a look!

 

Alongside the new website going online, they launched a tester bounty program for their apps. The blurb below does a good job of explaining why Triffic chose the Ardor ecosystem over Ethereum.

GPS Tokens are what makes the Triffic ecosystem tick. We chose the Ardor blockchain as its parent/child chain structure is less likely to lead to blockchain bloat than Ethereum alternatives. In fact, Ethereum will be copying Ardor’s parent/child chain fundamentals in its forthcoming ‘Plasma’ update – which currently has no scheduled launch date.

Because GPS Tokens use the Ardor ecosystem, we are offering significant bonuses to people who purchase GPS Tokens with Ardor. This is to encourage people to install the Ardor software and start to understand the sheer power and versatility of Ardor. Our token whitelisting process makes it easy to generate an Ardor wallet with a single click and Ardor can easily be purchased by clicking below.

ANN | Website | Pitch Deck | Whitepaper | English Telegram

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

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  • CiviliXation Digital COOP

In last week’s Nxter Newsly, we found Elizabeth (ANG) in Moldovia, attending a Nxt meetup, talking to government officials about blockchain usage and also interviewing Lee Gibson Grant about his Moldovian initiative, the Distributed Technology Moldova Association (DTMA).

After the deadline, Lee presented on stage at the third UNWTO (UN World Tourism Organization) Global Conference on Wine Tourism, organized in partnership with the Government of the Republic of Moldova, and talked about his use of Nxt in Greece and how it could be used to revolutionize wine tourism in rural areas.

Lee has great plans for using the blockchain in Moldova.

Drachmae:

We just took the lessons [from using NXT in Greece] and connected them to government and real assets with a digital coop [CiviliXation].

Www.drachmae.money
Www.drachmae.exchange
Www.dtmoldova.md
http://civilixation.md
Will be kicking off in Greenland a project too

Project E-Gagauzia


It’s coop shares
So there is a legal structure by government law.

www.drachmae.money
you can now purchase DTG for E-gagauzia project in over 15 different currencies.

At the moment DTG is a token created on BigchainDB
but will move to NXT once fundraising is finished

More details about the event

Learn more about the new exchange in Moldova launched by Drachmae.

Learn more about CiviliXation and its projects: Presentation | website

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  • Tarasca DAO – Update

Tarasca DAO is Decentralized Autonomous Organization for the creation of games and art services on blockchain that will be built on IGNIS that we already mentioned in some previous newsletters.

This week they published a new article on Steemit and have given us some more details about the project:

We would like to underline: the cards created by Tarasca will not be under our control (…). Once created, any developer or even any eSports company can create games in which the cards participate, without needing to ask for permission from Tarasca or pay us a fee.

We can imagine entrepreneurs using our cards for various games, from simple random duels to the most sophisticated graphic apps. And we will rejoice in the life that they will give to our creatures!

In short, Tarasca DAO is building a small infrastructure for public use and free for games in Ardor. We hope it wil be used and grows.

Read the complete article

Here is a preview of their first two cards of the collection:

  • Haechi, from Korea
  • Tulpar, from Kazakhstan

See them, and read more about them here.

Follow Tarasca DAO on Medium

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  • EZYcount – Private Token Sale

The second round of the EZYcount token sale is ongoing, ending this week – September 14th.

Registered participants can turn 1 Swiss franc (CHF) into 11 EZY tokens. Next week, after the 14th, it will be 10 EZY tokens per CHF in the second round, which lasts till October 15th, 2018. Vivian, the CEO of EZYcount, published a 90-second explainer about the token sale below.

EZYcount is an online accounting software developed in Switzerland for self-employed and SMB’s. The goal of the token sale is to raise funds for AI integration into the EZYcount accounting and invoicing software. EZYcount will be using a new software licensing model called Token as a License (Taal). This token will represent a lifelong and tradeable software license for EZYcount solutions.

You can purchase EZY TaaL tokens with USD, CHF, EUR, BTC, ETH, LTC, ARDR, and all Ardor child chain tokens. If EZYcount does not reach their minimum target of CHF 1 million, they will refund all amounts invested.

Join the ICO

Website | WhitepaperMedium | LinkedIn | Reddit | Twitter

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EXCHANGES

  • TOKOK Exchange Lists IGNIS

Last week the Chinese based TOKOK exchange listed IGNIS!

From their official announcement:

About IGNIS:

The unique design of Ardor allows the simultaneous existence of multiple blockchains, known as child chains, with many features and with their security guaranteed on a global level by the parent Ardor chain. The first child chain of Ardor is the Ignis child chain which uses IGNIS tokens for its operation. All existing and well tested Nxt blockchain features are available on the Ignis child chain, with multiple Ardor platform specific enhancements being added.

Moreover, TOKOK has also decided to initiate a Deposit-With-Interest Program.

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  • NXT Added to Changehero.io

 

  • Support your Tokens

As always, there are opportunities for community voting to help list Ardor / Nxt / Ignis on new crypto exchanges and even some old ones. As long as the listings are still up, there are still opportunities for you to help the community by casting your vote.

CoinPulse

You can vote for NXT/ARDR/IGNIS here:

https://request.coinpulse.io/suggestions/7170/nxt-coin-decentralizing-the-future

https://request.coinpulse.io/suggestions/7171/ardor-platform-ardr

https://request.coinpulse.io/suggestions/7172/ignis-coin

Bithumb

Let your voice be heard:

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

CryptalDash – Request for your Favorite Coin to be Listed

https://www.cryptaldash.com/request-coin-listing

Shardax – Vote for Ardor to be Listed

Resultado de imagen de shardax

https://shardax.com/listing

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IN OTHER MEDIA

  • Lior Yaffe in Medium: Lightweight Contracts — Next Steps

Lior lines up the next steps on Jelurida’s technical roadmap, leading to next testnet release.

He writes:

Anyone can now prototype and experiment with the unique design and functionality of the Ardor contracts framework which I explained in depth in my previous articles and in this video presentation.

Next step, we want to finalize some technical debt, and make the technology as accessible as possible for developers by further polishing the required tools.

In our next upcoming release 2.1.1e, which is planned for September 2018 we are focusing on three main areas of development:

  • Contract Manager Plugin — simplify contract deployment and maintenance.

  • Contract Verification framework — verify that a contract deployed to the blockchain is indeed based on specific source code.

  • API Callers — standalone building blocks of contract functionality.

For further details about these areas of development – read more…

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  • Blockchain Will Save Your Business, This is not a Drill!

This is a great series of articles written by Adedayo Adebajo, Lead Support Specialist at Jelurida, that explains many advantages that the blockchain technology can bring to different areas of business and life out there. Very personal, passionate and enjoyable. The gist is that blockchain is great while not for everything – be smart and see if your business (or country!) can smartly use a blockchain.

He wrote:

Businesses are now striving to be faster in delivery, more accountable, more customer-centric and profitable. This unfortunately we all know cannot be achieved using the old methods of running a business

Blockchain is meant for everyone but not every aspect of your business can work with the Blockchain

on Ardor, you aren’t required to learn any alien language before you can deploy a contract…Oracles provide a bridge between the Blockchain and external resources. The ability to develop and deploy them quickly and efficiently is essential for any smart contracts ecosystem. Ardor lightweight contracts provide a flexible and straightforward mechanism to develop Oracles which can interface with any external resource.

Part 1

Part 2

I am an African (…) Blockchain may not be the savior or the hero of other continents, but deserving or not, it is the redeemer Africa needs to get back on her feet.

The goal of the financial institution that grants loans is to regain the loaned amount with interest; the goal of the one who loans is to make more profit, return the loan and to be financially stable. But the goal which wasn’t always there is the goal of the middleman that hands over the money. His is a selfish goal before releasing the funds. The goal of getting rewarded or bribed from where he’s made no effort. That’s the power granted to him by the centralized nature of the system we practice.

Part 3

Part 4

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  • Bitcoinmxn – Will NXT Become one of the Main Currencies?

This Spanish-language article gives a general overview of the NXT coin and the features it offers.

The author wrote:

La plataforma Nxt incluye muchas características de nivel básico, tales como un activo intercambio descentralizado, del mercado, y el sistema de votación, todo en adicional a la propia moneda digital NXT. NXT es fácil de usar, permissionless y ofrece a sus usuarios una completa libertad de muchas maneras. El uso de la moneda NXT como sistema de pago no puede ser restringida, la creación de una lista de mercado no se puede negar, ni es la creación de aplicaciones avanzadas basadas en blockchain a través de su API.

Source

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PRICE EVOLUTION

  • Weekly NXT/ARDR/IGNIS Price Evolution

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

The following graphic shows the IGNIS / Bitcoin exchange price at Bittrex over this past week:

 

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And that is the news of last week! Everyone and everything may change, but a constant is our need to provide excellent news, which requires a lot of time and money. Please support us by subscribing to our email list as we aim to be here for many years to come serving you the best and most relevant news. We hope to find you here again next week!

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Nxter News – September 2018 (I): Minds Are Like Flowers, They Only Open When The Time Is Right

September (I)

 

Welcome, dear Nxters and other followers!

Flowers look pretty, smell pretty, and they make a great gift for your significant other. They also serve as poetic license to talk about the human mind. We live in an age where many close-minded people are in power the world over, from the US to Turkey to China – leaders of countries talk about closing borders, trade wars. In an age when it seems like “walls” are being put up, try not to let your mind, your most precious asset, be walled off to new ideas/people/things. Being close-minded is a sad way to live through life, thinking that there is nothing new for you to learn or experience. These people are missing out on privacy, security, automation and decentralization through blockchain and all the cool ways that it might change our lives (including wine tourism!).

No matter your political beliefs, no matter who you are, please keep an open mind. One perspective is not inherently right or wrong, but we believe that ignorance is not something to strive for. Engage with people with civility, not anger and disrespect. Try to open their minds by sharing yours, eventually, they will come around, and you will both be enriched. There is so much to learn, so many interesting places to visit, foods to eat, amazing perspectives to enjoy. In life and within the growing Nxt and Ardor ecosystem. Like flowers, even the most bigoted, close-minded person you know can eventually open their minds.

Last week was eye-opening and busy, as usual. U got mail! – a nice email to our subscribers asking you to re-optin to keep receiving our weekly “best of” edition of this newsly, there is a new Ardor Updates YouTube channel by the ever popular CryptoDemetrius, a new Nxter puzzle, the launch of ArdorForum occurred, a Nxt social site was rebranded, wallet tutorials for newbies, a lot of coverage of Elizabeth, the director of the ANG, in Moldova, updates on your favorite Ardor businesses, and much more.

Thank you for letting us open your minds about the blockchain ecosystem we know and love through the week that was.

COMMUNITY

MEETUPS

BUSINESSES ON NXT/ARDOR

DEVELOPMENT

EXCHANGES

  • Support your Tokens
    • OKex –  Opportunity to get Ignis Listed
    • CoinPulse – You can vote for NXT/ARDR/IGNIS
    • Bithumb – Let your Voice be Heard
    • CryptalDash – Request for your Favorite Coin to be Listed
    • Shardax – Vote for Ardor to be Listed

IN THE MEDIA

PRICE EVOLUTION

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


COMMUNITY

  • Join our Email list!

We are updating our email list and this is a great time to join us! As a courtesy to all of our readers, across the globe, we now offer the data privacy protections offered by the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) law. As a consequence, we need to ask our faithful readers to opt-in to our email list. It is the same as it was before, short-form curated highlights from this newsletter served directly to your inbox, once a week! By opting in you will be supporting independent journalism and help grow this newsletter and Nxter.org into something even bigger and better! Please join us HERE 🙂

Join us here!

And while you’re at it, you can also subscribe to our YouTube channel. And our Twitter, Facebook page, and Telegram News.

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  • Jelurida – Updates

Jelurida launched a new YouTube channel.

This Monday, the first episode of ‘Ardor Updates’ was uploaded, with the goal of updating the community on news from Jelurida and the Nxt and Ardor ecosystem. It’s host, CryptoDemetrius pitched his new series like this:

“Ardor Updates provides a broad overview of the ecosystem in a sort of news update format”.

And the result is insightful and breathtaking, take a look at the first 8-minute episode:

Subscribe

Oh! They gave a shout out to us, including asking viewers, like YOU, to subscribe to our emails! Thanks!

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  • Nxter Puzzle: Moldova

This week’s puzzle is made in appreciation of the Republic of Moldova. Elizabeth Mong, director of the ANG, went to a Nxt blockchain meeting in Moldova last week, met with Rodica Verbeniuc, Director at The Agency for Investment, Vitaly Iurcu, State Secretary of Ministry of Economy and Infrastructure of Moldova, and with Lee Gibson Grant, co-founder of GTMA (Distributed Technology Moldova Association) and CiviliXation Moldova, which aims to enable the creation of Digital Cooperatives in Moldova on the Nxt Blockchain.

There is 100 IGNIS to the person that solves this week’s puzzle first, kindly sponsored by ANG:

NxterPuzzle | Travel Around Moldova

All Nxter Puzzles are listed on nxter.org/puzzles – and there are still more IGNIS to be claimed.

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  • ArdorForum goes Online

Offline for the last couple days, but as of September 4th, nxtforum will relaunch aaaand: ArdorForum will come online for the first time! If you had an account with nxtforum you will have an account on ArdorForum accessible with the same credentials.

Full announcement and thread: Source

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  • Nxtfolks.com has Become Ardor.rocks

Ardor Rocks

Longtime community creativist, @thewiremaster, is rebranding his social website nxtfolks.com to Ardor.rocks! You are invited on board his digital tour bus, and he just published How-To instructions on the use of his social site here: Chapter 1 | Chapter 2.

We cordially remind you of his evergreen rock love song on the same topic:

Visit website

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  • Blockchain Tutorial #31 – How To Setup An Ardor Wallet

A complete look at what is involved with downloading the installer, creating an account, protecting your passphrase et. al. His “thing” is creating these wallet installation videos for various blockchain platforms. Worth sending to your crypto-curious friends who want to become involved in a blockchain.

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MEETUPS

  • DTMA Blockchain BBQ Party Chisinau Moldova with NXT Platform

Last week Elizabeth, the director of the ANG, had a great time in front of a lively and energized crowd in Moldova as she demonstrated the Nxt platform.

Elizabeth wrote:

Going from one inspiring and motivating event to another – I’m not sure if it is even possible to get more enthused! There was so much eagerness and excitement about Nxt blockchain tech last night in Modova.

Source

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  • Elizabeth Mong meets the Agency for Investment of the Republic of Moldova

Elizabeth had a meeting with Rodica Verbeniuc, Director at The Agency for Investment of the Republic of Moldova. She presented features of the Nxt blockchain and had a nice talk about its possible use cases in Moldova.

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  • Ministry of Economy and Infrastructure of Moldova talks with Elizabeth Mong

While in Moldova, Elizabeth met with the Secretary of Ministry of Economy and Infrastructure. The interview is short but engaging.

She wrote:

Vitaly Iurcu, State Secretary of Ministry of Economy and Infrastructure of Moldova talks with Elizabeth Mong, Director of Ardor / Nxt Group and offers his insights about blockchain technology and it’s future impact in Moldova.

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  • Introducing Distributed Technology Moldova Association

The audio quality is not the best, but nonetheless the video of Elizabeth introducing us to members of the Distributed Technology Moldova Association (DTMA). Moldova, in Europe for those who are unfamiliar, seems very enthusiastic about using distributed ledger technologies like Nxt and Ardor!

Elena Gutsu and Lee Gibson Grant join Elizabeth Mong, Director of Ardor / Nxt Group to talk about their venture Distributed Technology Moldova Association and how blockchain technology will impact the Moldovan future.

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  • The Winners of the Danube Gamejam / Hackathon 

The winners of the $4000 worth of IGNIS created a running app that allowed you to collect other conference participants as a trading card, not too dissimilar to Pokemon Go. A very clever idea worthy of the grand prize a couple weeks ago. You can see Elizabeth with the 2nd and 3rd place winners in the conference photos below. All prizes were sponsored by Jelurida, who co-hosted the hackathon.

Introduction to using blockchain in games (0:00-15:40):

Livestream zum Event:

Geplaatst door Alexander Pfeiffer op Zaterdag 25 augustus 2018

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  • Upcoming Events (By Order)

ANG and the community continue to compile the blockchain Meetup events across our international ecosystem.

 

  • The Proof-of-Stake Consensus Algorithm of Nxt, in Sofia, September 4th

Nxt and Ardor core developer Petko Petkov will hold a seminar about the Nxt Proof-of-Stake (PoS) algorithm at The Software University, in Sofia, this week, September 4th. The English-language seminar is free for anyone interested in a technical talk about the security and superior energy efficiency of the Nxt PoS algorithm.

Source

 

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  • Jelurida will Attend Finnovista Pitch Day Madrid, September 18th

Jelurida is one of the first startups to attend the Finnovista event at FPDMadrid in mid-September.

Source

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  • Jelurida will Attend BlockchainFest’18, in Istanbul, September 18-19th

Francisco Sarrias and Veronica are going to participate in BlockchainFest’18, in Istanbul at Kadir Has University on the historic Golden Horn, on the 18th and 19th.

Jelurida — Ardor, Ignis, Nxt — will have a stand during the two-day conference, will participate in a discussion about creating a blockchain from scratch on the first day, and will lead the conversation of Blockchain-as-a-Service (BaaS) in a talk the second day. The invitation came from Koophub, the central platform for the Turkish fintech industry to learn, interact, collaborate and develop, as well as to facilitate cross-border interaction in the EEMEA region (Ukraine, Bulgaria, and others).

Source

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  • Blockchain Summit in Moscow, on September 25th

Elizabeth Mong (the ANG) will have a presence at the Blockchain Summit in Moscow next month, together with Nxter’s Russian editor and puzzle master Madfox, as well as Sergei from Ardor.World.

International Blockchain Summit

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BUSINESSES ON NXT/ARDOR

  • Dominium ITO Update

On September 3rd the ITO started, this time at €0.10 per DOM. Unfortunately, but quite predictably, there are SCAM assets being created trying to dupe potential investors. You can ONLY purchase DOM tokens on the Dominium website. Remember that the funds raised by Dominium will go towards developing their property management portfolio and that the tokens will be actively burned by Dominium over time to ensure the tokens become more and more scarce.

€500K [was funded] during the pre-ITO. We are only now starting with the actual marketing on ICO listing sites, email marketing, events and of course revamped referral program.

We expect things to speed up considerably over the next weeks and we will of course audit the entire ITO, as we audit all our companies. Going to be fun for the auditors, but it is time ITO’s are fully audited.

Dominium admin updated:

Great video about Dominium by CryptoView in Russian language.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=03J6xyNKtTo

And they supported with a VK post as well:
https://vk.com/crypto_inside?w=wall-144698448_5214

The Dutch interview hosted by BitcoinmagazineNL with Esther Dekker now has English subtitles!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WchD6fA_MXM&t=50s

Gudo Thijssen:

SCAM ALERT: Apparently many people are being offered DOM tokens in a private sale. Do NOT ever deal with these people. The ONLY place you can buy DOM tokens is on our website. It is https://dominium.me and you should look for the company name in the top left corner. It should say Dominium B.V. as that is the company name.

Be careful out there as these scammers are getting more and more bold, with writing Medium articles and posting Twitter posts. Nobody from Dominium will ever ask you to pay to any other address or bank account as is indicated on our platform!

Learn more: ANNWebsite | Pitch Deck | English Telegram Chatroom | Telegram Announcements

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  • Triffic Pre-ICO Update

Congrats to the Triffic team as they reached their Pre-ICO soft cap – people must have been impressed with their app. They have procured the funds to be on schedule for their ICO on December 3rd, 2018. Next week Triffic will have a new website and will release their white paper.

In the meantime, a gallery of eyecandy from Triffic, their latest progress, can be seen HERE.

PRE-ICO SOFT CAP REACHED!
THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO CONTRIBUTED!

We now have the funds to carry out the following tasks before our main ICO starts on 3 December 2018:
·Our main ICO will be properly marketed and promoted.
·Launch our Testers Bounty and our Rewards referral programs.
·Update our website and White Paper to reflect the new developments.

Our new website and White Paper will be released on 10 September 2018. In the meantime, please join our Telegram Chat for the latest updates.

 

ANN | Website | Pitch Deck | Whitepaper | English Telegram

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

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  • CiviliXation Digital COOP

Now WHAT is this?

Lee Gibson Grant, a blockchain entrepreneur, and well-known visionary to veteran Nxters has been working on building testcases and use cases on the Nxt blockchain for years, the past two years behind the scenes. Now he is announcing a massive project in Moldova: wine tourism and the underappreciated wine regions of the world tied together with future tourists by using Nxt based Smart Contracts in order to sustain and develop rural economic segments of the world. Nxter will follow up on this with an interview published later this week, to give Lee the opportunity to explain his project, exciting use case and all of its far-reaching facets in further detail.

Lee Gibson Grant wrote on Facebook:

Wine tourism is one of the most flourishing segments of tourism demand. Linked to the traditions of rural communities, it can generate income and employment in regions where others sources of income may be in decay. The development of wine tourism further creates opportunities for income thorough its linkages to handicrafts, nature tourism, gastronomy and agro-tourism.

The 3rd edition of the UNWTO Global Conference on Wine Tourism will focus on Wine Tourism as a Tool for Rural Development stressing the contribution of tourism to the 2030 Universal Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

During the event Co-Founder Lee Gibson Grant of DTMA will be presenting brief overview “COULD THE DIGITAL ERA BE THE NEXT REVOLUTION OR EVOLUTION FOR MAKING WINE PERSONAL?”

The presentation of Grant will start out with the real time use case from Island of Agistri, Greece in 2015 from which local businesses on the Island participated in the testing of digitization and the use of NXT Blockchain technology with the economical outcome that was generated.

Furthermore Grant will be introducing a modest use case for the wine industry that is being delivered in real time by DTMA, in the format of Surveys to better understand the needs of the Global marketplace to attract tourists, the uniqueness of how the surveys are delivered will be the core focus of Digital Evolution on how to engage with tourists with Smart Contracts, Blockchain for its transparency and immutability as the underline technology, along with how this can impact and engage with the Wine Sector of Moldova and surrounding rural areas for economic growth.

Finishing off with three projects underway in Moldova targeting Adventure tourism one in the South of Moldova and in the North of Moldova.

CiviliXation Moldova that provides the Social Economy platform with blockchain technology as an underline network to enable the creation of Digital Cooperatives and applying the Existing laws of Moldova of Cooperatives as its Guidelines to enable rural communities to raise funds and engage with like minded investor and future tourists.
www.drachmae.money

You can read the presentation here.

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  • EZYcount – Private Token Sale

The second round of the EZYcount token sale is ongoing, ending next week – September 14th. Registered participants can turn 1 Swiss franc (CHF) into 11 EZY tokens. After the 14th it will be 10 EZY tokens per CHF in the second round, which lasts til October 15th, 2018.

TOKEN SALE SCHEDULE:

15 AUG-14 SEP:
+10% TOKENS
1CHF = 11 TOKENS

15 SEP-15 OCT:
PUBLIC SALE
1CHF = 10 TOKENS

EZYcount is an online accounting software developed in Switzerland for self-employed and SMB’s. The goal of the token sale is to raise funds for AI integration into the EZYcount accounting and invoicing software so that, hopefully, within two years the product will be mature enough to automatically do ALL your accounting for you by observing and learning what transactions are for what purposes (rent, bills, tax deduction etc.). EZYcount will be using a new software licensing model called Token as a License (Taal). This token will represent a lifelong and tradeable software license for EZYcount solutions.

You can purchase EZY TaaL tokens with USD, CHF, EUR, BTC, ETH, LTC, ARDR and all Ardor child chain tokens. If EZYcount does not reach their minimum target of CHF 1 million, they will refund all amounts invested.

Join the ICO

Website | WhitepaperMedium | LinkedIn | Reddit | Twitter

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DEVELOPMENT

Download: https://jelurida.com

This is an experimental release. It is a mandatory upgrade only for testnet nodes, but can also be run on mainnet. On testnet, a hardfork to enable the lightweight contracts feature has been scheduled at height 341500.

Mobile App https://bitbucket.org/Jelurida/ardor/downloads/ardor-client-2.1.0e.apk
SHA256 ea1c8b3e91291ed5887905aa853e6a989b2c1668ae793e884b4b1ff52e52896f

  • New Project – Tarasca DAO

Tarasca DAO is Decentralized Autonomous Organization for the creation of games and art services on blockchain that will be built on Ardor that we already mentioned in our previous newsletter. They still have to devote a couple of months more to the development of this project. This week they published a Medium article that talks about the concept for the monsters and potential revenue streams for holders of entire “sets” of monsters.

Read Article

More Information

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EXCHANGES

 

  • Support your Tokens

As always, there are opportunities for community voting to help list Ardor / Nxt / Ignis on new crypto exchanges and even some old ones. As long as the listings are still up, there are still opportunities for you to help the community by casting your vote.

OKex 

Opportunity to get Ignis Listed

Resultado de imagen de okex

Over_watchtower

A simple Telegram voting will do it all

Vote

CoinPulse

You can vote for NXT/ARDR/IGNIS here:

https://request.coinpulse.io/suggestions/7170/nxt-coin-decentralizing-the-future

https://request.coinpulse.io/suggestions/7171/ardor-platform-ardr

https://request.coinpulse.io/suggestions/7172/ignis-coin

Bithumb

Let your voice be heard:

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

CryptalDash – Request for your Favorite Coin to be Listed

https://www.cryptaldash.com/request-coin-listing

Shardax – Vote for Ardor to be Listed

Resultado de imagen de shardax

https://shardax.com/listing

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IN OTHER MEDIA

  • Coinbureau – Ardor Platform Review: Next Level Blockchain-as-a-Service

This CoinBureau does a nice job giving kudos to Ardor for all the work that they are doing developing, maturing, and driving the Blockchain-as-a-Service (BaaS) industry. They start from the beginning with Nxt and work their way through to the present. Very nice to see Ardor get the credit and respect it deserves for the work that Jelurida continues to do.

The author wrote:

While they aren’t getting much attention, the Ardor team is doing very important work in creating new ways to leverage blockchain infrastructure to solve problems of security, speed, scalability and bloat. If their plans work as expected the Ardor platform could result in a solution that allows any size business to take advantage of blockchain technology.

Accepting network transaction fees in child tokens may seem like the ARDR tokens will become little more than operational tokens, but remember that the bundlers will work as exchanges, which should provide liquidity for ARDR and support the price of the token.

Read Article

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  • Steemit – NXT Blockchain – What You Should Know

The first part in this five-part series describes the history and functionality of the Nxt platform. Well researched, but information that has been presented before, though this is the first time that it has appeared on Steemit. Well written and ultimately very informative to someone who is not an expert on Nxt.

The author wrote:

Conclusion

Nxt platform is an innovative project that extensively explores the potential of Blockchain technology. It was designed as a Blockchain 2.0 — which is a newer and upgraded version of the Bitcoin-style Blockchain.

Through the use of a PoS consensus algorithm, the platform is poised to disrupt Fintech, crowdfunding as well as governance. Crypto enthusiasts should keep an eye on this platform to see more value it will offer in 2018.

Source

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PRICE EVOLUTION

Some opinions from people on the interwebs – DYOR!

  • TradingView – The daylight is nigh(t): IGNIS will RISE like the Sun

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  • TradingView – ARDR/BTC Trading Idea and Potential Buy Opportunity

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  • Weekly NXT/ARDR/IGNIS Price Evolution

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

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

The following graphic shows the IGNIS / Bitcoin exchange price at Bittrex over this past week:

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And that is the news of last week! Please support us by subscribing to our email list as we aim to be here for many years to come serving you the news – sans hype and blatant lies. We hope to find you here again next week!

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Nxter News – August 2018 (IV): People Do Not Quit Playing Because They Grow Old; They Grow Old Because They Quit Playing

 

August (IV)

 

Welcome, dear Nxters and other followers!

This week marks two consecutive years of there being a weekly Nxter newsly! We are getting better with age, like a fine wine! Growing old tends to be tedious, full of aches, pains, and the phrase “remember when…?” For 104 consecutive weeks, we have published a weekly newsletter, yet we know we have much more growing within us. Blockchain and crypto are our passions and we stay invigorated by our passions. Time marches on, everything new becomes old, yet age is a frame of mind – if you want to feel young, act like it! Youthful passions need not be lost with age, rekindle your passion, perhaps by channeling it into our great blockchain projects. If you are a longtime lurker, feel welcome to become more, a contributor, to the community. We accept anyone gladly as long as you love crypto and respect the decency of your fellow human beings, a very important fact considering how internationally diverse this community is!

Last week saw the long-awaited public demonstration of Lightweight Contracts by Lior, an event with much documentation, the Nxter Summer Quest ended and a winner was announced, a disappointing thing occurred while trying to register the Stack Exchange site, ArdorForum announced its release date, a NxtForum leased account forging pool is suddenly shutting down, updates on Ardor projects and the interesting announcement of a new one. All this and much more!

Thank you for letting us gently inform you about the blockchains we know and love through the week that was.

COMMUNITY

MEETUPS

BUSINESSES ON ARDOR

DEVELOPMENT

EXCHANGES

IN THE MEDIA

PRICE EVOLUTION

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


COMMUNITY

  • Jelurida – Updates

Lior Presenting Lightweight Contracts

The photos below give an idea of what Lior’s presentation was like last week. More details about Lior unveiling Lightweight Contracts and Transaction Vouchers for the first time in public are in the Meetup section.

More Information in Meetup Section

More information about Lightweight Contracts

More information about Transaction Vouchers

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  • Nxter Puzzle: Summer Quest

Last week the Summer Quest came to an end and the final winner was announced! Congrats to Arpox for completing the epic series of puzzles.

For the last five weeks madfox, ANG and Nxter have invited you to walk and explore through five unique areas – each one relevant to the ecosystem in one way or another – to pick up IGNIS, AEUR, BITS and DOM tokens from secret Ignis accounts. Last week the final prize of 1000 IGNIS was claimed, only minutes after @thecryptowoman announced the final word in the passphrase from the Danube Gamejam in Krems, Austria. A few days before that, a Singleton asset representing 1000 $DOM was claimed from the Dominium bonus puzzle account. Thanks for playing along – we hope you learned something about Ignis and the Ardor blockchain ecosystem!

madfox wrote:

Our @Nxter_org @SummerQuest sponsored by @Ardor_Nxt_Group is over. Remember that all Stage Accounts are in $IGNIS blockchain forever. Someday we will use them again, stay tuned folks!

And with those words, let’s get to this week’s puzzle!

100 IGNIS is in Alice’s account, they are yours if you get to them first:

https://nxter.org/alice-lost-her-ignis-passphrase

All Nxter Puzzles are listed here – and there are still more IGNIS to be claimed:

Nxter Puzzles

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  • Stack Exchange Blocked our Channel

Hmmm, while the thought might have been there, creating “uncounted duplicate accounts” is spammy, and honestly beneath this community. What took us a month to spread awareness of and build, it took some troll or not-too-smart person just a moment to tear down.

Due to wide-spread voting fraud and the creation of uncounted duplicate accounts used to artificially inflate the interest in this proposal, the Ardor/NXT proposal has been summarily closed. Please refrain from creating additional accounts in the future. Ardor/NXT is no longer welcome to submit an application to create a Stack Exchange site. – Robert Cartaino


27 new accounts – like this – popped up in a flash

No warning, a troll-attack and you are gone, project + new users abandoned? It seems like it. It is unfortunate that Stack Exchange used the “ban hammer,” that seems excessive, but of course, if the claim above is true then this is definitely not the proudest moment of the community. We are trying to break free from isolation and raise awareness of Ardor and Nxt, the tech, not raise the ire of platforms that can help us out.

ArdorForum. Reddit. We will have to use that instead…

Source

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  • ArdorForum Expected to go Online September 3rd!

And here it is – the announcement of the long-anticipated release of ArdorForum is to coincide with scheduled maintenance of  NxtForum. Anyone with an account on NxtForum will have an account on the newly formed ArdorForum, much like how Nxt account ID’s and passphrases were duplicated for the creation of Ardor accounts late last year for the mainnet launch of Ardor.

VanBreuk, ANG-member, and admin of Nxtforum, announced:

The next Sunday, September 2nd, [nxtforum.org] will be closed for maintenance and migration tasks to a new host and content structure. NxtForum, along with the new ArdorForum site, is expected to go online again during the evening of September 3rd.

NxtForum, and also ArdorForum, will continue to provide persistent information, full historical reference, boards for official software releases and organized sections for projects. Some important things about this new forum stage:

– ArdorForum and NxtForum will share the same user base.

Everyone who owns an account in NxtForum will have automatically access to ArdorForum using the same username and password. Conversely, anyone who registers a new account in ArdorForum will also have access to NxtForum.
– User information like private messages, post count, profile details and category will be shared in both forums.
– ArdorForum and NxtForum will have different main indexes and categories. Some forum sections, for instance the offtopic area, will be shared.
– All the topics specific to the Ardor platform currently in NxtForum will be moved to their own category in ArdorForum.

After the migration next week there will still be of course work to do finishing layout and board organization in the new Ardor forum. As usual we’ll be open for new ideas, sections or features in this new tool for Ardor discussions and information. We hope to see you there.

Kind regards,

The Ardor & Nxt community Group

Full announcement and thread: Source

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  • Ardor Mentioned in this Youtube Video

Last week, the following channel noted Jelurida’s release of v2.1.0e, the mandatory testnet upgrade that now allows testnet users to test and learn Lightweight Contracts and Transactional Vouchers. It will be sometime before these features are pushed to the mainnet so if you cannot wait you should switch your client to testnet and play with the newest Ardor toys! For the uninitiated, the Ardor testnet is a consequence-free version of the Ardor blockchain that uses FAKE tokens that have NO VALUE, which can be obtained from faucet accounts like those on Ardor.World.

Ardor referenced at Min: 5:50

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  • NXTCrypto.org Leased Forging pool is Ceasing Operations

Last week, from Nxtforum, we learned that Nxt’s longest living forging pool is ceasing operations, and not only that – forkedchain’s Ardor pool is closing too. No word as to why but for anyone who leased their NXT and ARDR balances to these forging pools, request a withdrawal ASAP. No word was given on how long of a time frame there is for this.

Forkedchain announced:

Effective immediately, we are ceasing operations on NXT forging pool.

Closing – effective immediately we are closing the [ARDR] pool, its good to see now there are other options.

Please request withdraw now, ill be shutting down the server soon.

We are sad to experience this, but thanks a LOT @forkedchain for running the pools for long, out of goodwill!

Source

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MEETUPS

  • Ardor / Nxt Community Get Together in Zurich

An informal community meet-up took place in Zurich last week. Only a fly got hurt – but it took a delicious beer with it. Drowning in beer is probably not the worst way to go out, all things considered!

Travin –
A fly went and died in my beer.
RIP
(the beer)

Oh god
It’s really in the video
I was hoping that the camera moved and focused onto Elizabeth when she was speaking

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  • Hackathon / Gamejam time in Austria

What follows is coverage of the long anticipated event where Jelurida (Lior) publically demonstrated the functionality of Lightweight Contracts, and at the Danube Gamejam and Ardor hackathon. Many community members were present for this event. Extensive video documentation is below!

The 23rd, DAY 0

Lunch by the Danube River Around the Topics of Gaming and Blockchain

An introduction to some of the people who arrived early for the Danube Game Jam and met each other for lunch beside the Danube River in Krems, Austria. The conversation was lively around the topics of gamification and blockchain technology.

 

Poll on the NXT Blockchain

Demonstrating the built-in Voting System in the NXT cryptocurrency wallet to dinner companions at the opening of Danube Game Jam. We created a poll specifically for the blockchain and gamification hackathon theme: What is your favorite tulip color?

DAY 1

Intro to the Meetup/Hackaton

Elizabeth Mong:

Elizabeth Mong (CryptoWoman) | How does it feel to head a decentralized community?

Geplaatst door Applied Game Studies op Zaterdag 25 augustus 2018

 

Lior announced the winners:

Lior Yaffe:

Lior Yaffe | Introducing Ardor and its Eco System, with Focus on Lightweight Contracts

Geplaatst door Applied Game Studies op Zaterdag 25 augustus 2018

 

Lunch and the demonstration of purposeful gaming:

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DAY 2

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  • Meetup Reminders (By Order)

ANG and the community continue to compile the blockchain Meetup events across our international ecosystem.

 

  • DTMA Blockchain BBQ Party Chisinau Moldova with NXT Platform on August 27th

Elizabeth presented Nxt in Moldova early this week – details below.

Source

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  • The Proof-of-Stake Consensus Algorithm of Nxt, in Sofia, September 4th

Nxt and Ardor core developer Petko Petkov (@petko) will hold a seminar about the Nxt Proof-of-Stake (PoS) algorithm at The Software University, in Sofia, on September 4th! The English-language seminar is free for anyone interested in a technical talk about the Nxt PoS algorithm.

Source

 

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  • Jelurida will Attend Finnovista Pitch Day Madrid, September 18th

Jelurida is one of the first startups to attend the Finnovista event at FPDMadrid in mid-September.

Source

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  • Jelurida will Attend BlockchainFest’18, in Istanbul, September 18-19th

Francisco Sarrias and Veronica are going to participate in BlockchainFest’18, in Istanbul at Kadir Has University on the historic Golden Horn, on the 18th and 19th. Jelurida — Ardor, Ignis. Nxt — will have a stand during the two-day conference, will participate in a discussion about creating a blockchain from scratch on the first day, and will lead the conversation of Blockchain-as-a-Service (BaaS) in a talk the second day. The invitation came from Koophub, the central platform for the Turkish fintech industry to learn, interact, collaborate and develop, as well as to facilitate cross-border interaction in the EEMEA region (Ukraine, Bulgaria, and others).

Source

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  • Blockchain Summit in Moscow, on September 25th

The ANG will have a presence at the Blockchain Summit in Moscow next month, with the Ardor and Nxt ecosystem being featured. Nxter’s Russian editor and puzzle master Madfox, and Ardor.World’s Sergei will also attend.

“Lucky Passphrase” tickets will be handed out at the event. Enter your ticket’s passphrase into an Ardor client and see what you got. How is that for an Ignis faucet?

International Blockchain Summit

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BUSINESSES ON ARDOR

  • Dominium ITO Update

Registering for the Dominium platform will become much easier in the coming weeks, assuming you do not want to buy DOM tokens, in which case the same KYC/AML restrictions apply. Using Google 2FA, accounts will be created on the Dominium website with only a password and email. The interview, in Dutch, below explain the reasoning behind this change in workflow.

Dutch-language interview

Dominium Admin:

Hi Dominions! Some goood news for you all. Over the next week or 2 we will be changing the entire workflow. You will be able to create an account with a verified email and password. Once in the system you can activate your 2FA (Google Authenticator) and KYC will not longer be required, unless you want to purchase DOM tokens or Assets. You will still need to pass KYC to withdraw DOM, trade DOM, list properties, etc. but you can immediately use the referral system and start referring friends and family. Remember that you will get paid 2.5% commission on the amount any of your referrals spends on buying DOM and we will pay it out in any currency you want. No reason not to promote Dominium once that is done and newsletter and press releases will follow.

Many more announcements will be made, but this will surely excite our community!

In the Media Section – Coin Insider – Inside Dominium: The decentralized platform for everything property

Learn more: ANNWebsite | Pitch Deck | English Telegram Chatroom | Telegram Announcements

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  • EZYcount – Private Token Sale

The EZYcount ICO is getting attention, with a listing on Neironix.io and a mention as 1 of 10 exciting Geneva-based startups by InsideBitcoins. Neironix claims to be the “first independent international rating agency which evaluates investment risks in the blockchain economy where projects are rated…”

 

TOKEN SALE SCHEDULE:

15 AUG-14 SEP:
+10% TOKENS
1CHF = 11 TOKENS

15 SEP-15 OCT:
PUBLIC SALE
1CHF = 10 TOKENS

EZYcount is an online accounting software developed in Switzerland for self-employed and SMB’s. The goal of the token sale is to raise funds for AI integration into the EZYcount accounting and invoicing software so that, hopefully, within two years the product will be mature enough to automatically do ALL your accounting for you by observing and learning what transactions are for what purposes (rent, bills, tax deduction etc.). EZYcount will be using a new software licensing model called Token as a License (Taal). This token will represent a lifelong and tradeable software license for EZYcount solutions.

You can purchase EZY TaaL tokens with USD, CHF, EUR, BTC, ETH, LTC, ARDR and all Ardor child chain tokens. If EZYcount does not reach their minimum target of CHF 1 million, they will refund all amounts invested.

Join the ICO

Website | WhitepaperMedium | LinkedIn | Reddit | Twitter

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  • Triffic Pre-ICO Update

Last week Triffic annouced their new website and white paper will be released on September 10th. Triffic’s pre-ICO Part 2 begins September 3rd. Currently, Triffic’s GPS tokens are Ignis assets, but this will change when they migrate to a Triffic child chain. To enter the ICO you need to whitelist your account according to KYC / AML procedures, you can join their whitelist here.

ANN | Website | Pitch Deck | Whitepaper | English Telegram

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

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DEVELOPMENT

  • New Ardor Project – Tarasca DAO

A new project looks to be happening on Ardor – a collectible card game. Details are sparse now, we will report more as we learn more.

Tarasca DAO:

Good night! We want to present you a new project over Ardor. Our name is Tarasca DAO and we have been preparing a collectible card game for several months. We still have a couple of months of work to launch it, but in the coming weeks we will be showing a little of what we have already done.

We also want to encourage the participants in the Austrian Purposeful Gaming Hackathon next weekend. Although we will not be able to participate, we hope that ideas and initiatives will emerge that take advantage of the potential of lightweight contracts. We are looking forward to sharing ideas and maybe even joining forces!

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EXCHANGES

  • NXT and ARDR now Trades on TOKOK Exchange

NXT and ARDR trades on Chinese TOKOK Exchange

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  • Support your Tokens

As always, there are opportunities for community voting to help list Ardor / Nxt / Ignis on new crypto exchanges and even some old ones. As long as the listings are still up, there are still opportunities for you to help the community by casting your vote.

 

CoinPulse

You can vote for NXT/ARDR/IGNIS here:

https://request.coinpulse.io/suggestions/7170/nxt-coin-decentralizing-the-future

https://request.coinpulse.io/suggestions/7171/ardor-platform-ardr

https://request.coinpulse.io/suggestions/7172/ignis-coin

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Let your voice be heard:

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

CryptalDash – Request for your Favorite Coin to be Listed

https://www.cryptaldash.com/request-coin-listing

Shardax – Vote for Ardor to be Listed

Resultado de imagen de shardax

https://shardax.com/listing

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IN THE MEDIA

  • Bitcoin News – Over 60% of Top 100 Cryptocurrencies Have No Working Product, Study Claims

It is a sad indictment of the crypto space that people continue to invest in HYPE instead of actual working products. For the authors of the study, a working product is defined as being “active and available to the public,” with “.. a mainnet that has been released for some time, bumping the version numbers well above 1.0,” and is used by “businesses and individuals on a daily basis for dapps, smart contracts, or digital currency transactions.” Ardor, of course, meets all these criteria.

They wrote:

A Cold 36% Out of 100 Top Cryptocurrencies Have Working Products

Projects that made the cut are: “0x Protocol, Ardor, Augur, Bancor, Bat, Bibox Token, Binance Coin, Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash, Bitshares, Bytecoin, Decred, Ethereum, Golem, Huobi Token, Komodo, Kucoin Shares, Kyber network, Litecoin, Loom Network, Monero, Nano, Neo, Pivx, Polymath, Pundi X, Qtum, Ripple, Siacoin, Steem, Stellar, Tether, Wanchain, Waves, Zcash, and Zencash.”

Source

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  • Inside Dominium: The Decentralized Platform for Everything Property

This sponsored article highlights the Dominium platform. They do a very good job establishing the history of the company, explaining about the DOM utility tokens, their ongoing pre-ITO, and how the company plans to leverage the Ardor blockchain and their portfolio of assets to not only allow buying / renting / selling of property but anything relating to property management as well.

First conceptualized in 2012, Dominium – a new platform leveraging third-generation blockchain technology from Ardor – is now set to bring one of the world’s most established industries into modernity through a new, decentralized platform that’s been designed from the ground up for everything to do with property.

Read article

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PRICE EVOLUTION

  • Weekly NXT/ARDR/IGNIS Price Evolution

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

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

The following graphic shows the IGNIS / Bitcoin exchange price at Bittrex over this past week:

 

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And that is the news of last week! To our longtime readers and supporters, thank you! We endeavor to be here for many years to come serving you the news – sans hype and blatant lies. We hope to find you here next week!

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Nxter News – August 2018 (III): Sometimes It’s Not The Strength But Gentleness That Cracks The Hardest Shells

 

August (III)

 

Welcome, dear Nxters and other followers!

The Nxt community has always been known as one of the friendliest and most helpful in crypto. Now we’re growing again, with the creation of Ardor, new assets, and new child chains, new Nxters join our ecosystem from all over the world. We welcome you. Investors too.

Now, if you invested some (maybe too much?) of your time or hard earned money into a project, it’s easy – and popular – to let your frustrations spill over if you don’t see your investment “moon” instantly as planned. It’s not easy to always stay calm and judicious in a time where empty marketing promises, vaporware, and scam ICO’s seem to be popping up everywhere you look and making a win, granted. And it’s hard to know who to believe in, in a fastmoving, competitive, and very complex world.

Jealousy, fear of the competition, and FOMO can turn into anger, maybe even paranoia, and to let these feelings take control is easy too. This is where you might start bashing developers, the marketing department, sometimes even your own community, your friends – or the competition. Maybe you advised a friend to buy a token, and he lost on it? You feel like defending yourself – by punishing someone. Can war be avoided? Breath… Answer: it depends if you listen to your heart or your head. Breath… What if it’s ok you don’t know everything? What if the competition is not really an enemy but could be seen as a motivational factor? Maybe your seething hatred will vanish if you find out that Ardor – or its competition – is really inspiring, breaking new grounds in the ongoing development of blockchain technology, exploring new possibilities.

On Ardor, much progress was made last week. After much hype and anticipation, we have the ability to learn and use Lightweight Contracts and Transactional Vouchers on the latest experimental release of the Ardor testnet (v2.1.0e), the final map of the Nxter Summer Quest is here, Lior wants StackExchange to be the primary medium for discussion and FAQ’s for the new functionality added to the testnet in the latest release, the Ardor presence on Reddit is growing, with new chat rooms created last week, more documentation was created/updated about Lightweight Contracts and Transactional Vouchers, updates from various child chains and Ignis assets, the Bittrex exchange is promoting the ability to trade USD from your crypto account, and much more.

Thank you for letting us gently inform you about the blockchains we know and love through the week that was.

COMMUNITY

MEETUPS

BUSINESSES ON ARDOR

DEVELOPMENT

EXCHANGES

IN THE MEDIA

PRICE EVOLUTION

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


COMMUNITY

  • Jelurida – Updates

Lightweight Contracts and Vouchers live on Testnet!

The holidays are certainly over. Last week Jelurida released Ardor version 2.1.0e along with a mobile app, an experimental release that features Ignis Lightweight Contracts and Vouchers. In order to spur adoption among devs, serious feedback is asked to be given publicly on bitcoin.stackexchange. While the communities that have been created on slack, nxtforum, et.al., are wonderful, they are flawed because they are “walled” and relatively hard to find, as opposed to the open nature of stack exchange.

  •  Ardor v2.1.0e (Testnet)

Lior announced:

Folks, as you can see we just released the lightweight contract feature on testnet, This feature represents over 6 man month of development work. It has many moving pieces and I’m sure you’ll all have many questions and surely you will discover issues. Remember that the key to adoption of Ardor is to attract developers. In order to attract developers we need to push public information. If all our updates remain in a walled gardens like nxtforum and our slack and telegram channels, new developers won’t be able to learn about our platform.

Therefore we ask that all questions about Ardor contracts will be posted in https://bitcoin.stackexchange.com

This will make all our answers public and will help us build knowledge base and our user reputation towards the creation of a stack exchange site dedicated to Ardor.

The reason we like stackoverflow and stackexchange is that they get great Google ranking and are known to provide quality information.
Registration cannot be simpler and we promise to follow up quickly on any question (if we somehow missed something let us know).

Download: https://jelurida.com

This is an experimental release. It is a mandatory upgrade only for testnet nodes, but can also be run on mainnet. On testnet, a hardfork to enable the lightweight contracts feature has been scheduled at height 341500.

Mobile App https://bitbucket.org/Jelurida/ardor/downloads/ardor-client-2.1.0e.apk
SHA256 ea1c8b3e91291ed5887905aa853e6a989b2c1668ae793e884b4b1ff52e52896f

More information about Lightweight Contracts

More information about Transaction Vouchers

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  • Nxter Puzzle: Summer Quest Part V

This week it will rain tokens on fast and smart Nxter puzzlers. Our last city-walk is in Krems an der Donau (Krems), Austria, and the announcement of the final word in the ANG-sponsored 1000 IGNIS account challenge will occur at the Purposeful Games Hackathon in that same city this weekend.

Reveal all words of Stage V and get access to the Stage V Ignis account (remember to keep the passphrase as you will need it to take part in the final stage of the Summer Quest).

The Summer Quest Stage V map can be found here:

Summer Quest

There is also a chance to win 1000 DOM tokens mid-week, as Dominium announces the final word in last week’s Bonus Puzzle passphrase @ 12:00 ECT on August 24th. Countdown and rules here

Remember – if you want to try and collect the 1000 $DOM you must first solve Summer Quest Part IV, it’s needed in order to complete the passphrase to the secret account with the tokens.

All Nxter Puzzles are listed here – and there are still more IGNIS to be claimed:

Nxter Puzzles

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  • New Ardor Chat Rooms on Reddit

Last week long-time community member – patoshi – created two chat rooms on r/Ardor. Reddit is great. What is not so great is how lacking the Ardor presence is, so here’s another chance for you to engage with it – or simply migrate.

Patoshi:

I’ve made 2 chat rooms on reddit ardor. “General” and “Developers”.

Reddit is where all the crypto heads are. This would enable any reddit user to just hop into these ardor chatrooms without the need to download slack,
hence improving adoption and growing the reddit ardor community.

Up to u guys to decide if you want to migrage to reddit chatrooms.
something to test out.
its here: … https://www.reddit.com/chat/r/ardor/channel/1451823_2d596bae6854a672974e59c7402f68f32b0d51da

Source

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MEETUPS

  • Meetup Reminders (By Order)

ANG and the community continue to compile the blockchain Meetup events across our international ecosystem.

      • Hackathon / Gamejam time, August 24-26th in Austria

The time for the first Austrian Purposeful Gaming Hackathon is closing in.

From August 24th – 26th 2018 the Center for Applied Game Studies at Donau University Krems is hosting its first Blockchain Hackathon meets Game Jam Hybrid” event, where Lior Yaffe from Jelurida will also debut and showcase the Lightweight Contract functionality on the Ardor testnet!

This event is free to participate in the conference and/or the hackathon, you just have to pre-register here. The registration will be closed on August 21st.

From the website:

The start of the event is organized as a conference to get in touch not only with blockchain technology, but to also learn more about games with a purpose and about the possibilities you have as young entrepreneur in this particular field.

The participants of the hackathon will be split into two groups with the purpose to create a collector’s game with an educative purpose. An example would be to build a collectible card-game about the “17th century Tulip-Mania” in Amsterdam. The winning team will get a bounty powered by Jelurida.

The program looks awesome! See it here.

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  • Jelurida will Attend Finnovista Pitch Day Madrid, September 18th

Jelurida is one of the first startups to attend the Finnovista event at FPDMadrid in mid-September.

Source

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BUSINESSES ON ARDOR

  • Dominium ITO Update + SCAM Alert

The big day arrived: on August 14th the Dominium pre-ITO began.

Unfortunately, something else happened too: the crypto market crashed, and the overbooked $DOM pre-ITO did NOT sell out, as more than a few pre-orders were not re-ordered and confirmed. This leaves a chance for others who did not get on the list to attend and participate. We also bring to your attention a SCAM that pretends to be the people behind Dominium asking for money to be sent to a BTC / ETC address: something you will NEVER need to do to interact with the Dominium platform!

Gudo Thijssen:

Hi Everyone.
A big day for Dominium and for most of us a long day too. Many orders still need to be confirmed, but we wanted to thank you for sticking with us today.

We (like everyone else) are hoping for a speedy recovery of the crypto markets, so the pre-ITO can be filled quickly, but it does leave a great opportunity for those who missed out on the Whitelist.

The devs have managed to make the website more stable and faster. Monday we hope to be super fast and 100% stable and then we will start with the marketing campaigns again. Yes we lost a week of the pre-ITO, but better this way than putting a plaster on something and hoping for the best. Long term solutions take longer, but give less headaches after (or so we hope).

SCAM ALERT

FYI

nxt6666:
Ardor isn’t a famous coin, and will its price affect DOM?

Dominium Admin:
Hi nxt6666. The price of Ardor has nothing to do with Dominium. We believe in Ardor and once we have our platform live, people will see a proper use case for it. Maybe Dominium will be more famous than Ardor, or maybe Dominium will make Ardor famous. Who knows right.

napdude:
@nxt6666 my understanding is that most people involved with Ardor care a lot about features, usability, scalability, and security. They believe focusing on these issues will be best for the demand for Ardor transactions and coins in the long run. Also, that approach seemed to work well in 2017 – Ardor was #3 most profitable crypto asset, beating bitcoin’s 1318% rise with a stunning 16809% rise.

Learn more: ANNWebsite | Pitch Deck | English Telegram Chatroom | Telegram Announcements

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  • C2C Updates

A month ago IDAX announced that they added Ignis-based C2C to their crypto exchange.

Today, a trading campaign was announced which will reward the next month’s top 50 traders of C2C tokens with 560,406 C2C.

C2C contest announcement on IDAX

CoinMarketCap now lists C2C, the first Ignis asset listed by them.

Travin Keith wrote:

C2C is the first Ardor asset on CMC – https://coinmarketcap.com/currencies/c2c-system/#markets

The C2C system wants to make it convenient to convert any paper currency and coins into many different cryptocurrencies, including the C2C currency itself. With strategically located ATMs, travelers should no longer need to worry about leftover paper bills and coins from the remaining purchases after a business trip. In some locations, travelers who do not want to be exposed to market volatility will be able to choose the AEUR coin, a coin that is pegged 1:1 with the Euro by ArdorGate in cooperation with MisterTango. C2C is an asset token issued on the Ardor platform.

Website | Whitepaper | Twitter

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  • EZYcount – Private Token Sale

On August 15, Phase 2 of the EZY TaaL token sale began.

TOKEN SALE SCHEDULE:

15 AUG-14 SEP:
+10% TOKENS
1CHF = 11 TOKENS

15 SEP-15 OCT:
PUBLIC SALE
1CHF = 10 TOKENS

EZYcount is an online accounting software developed in Switzerland for self-employed and SMB’s. The goal of the token sale is to raise funds for AI integration into the EZYcount accounting and invoicing software so that, hopefully, within two years the product will be mature enough to automatically do ALL your accounting for you by observing and learning what transactions are for what purposes (rent, bills, tax deduction etc.). EZYcount will be using a new software licensing model called Token as a License (Taal). This token will represent a lifelong and tradeable software license for EZYcount solutions.

You can purchase EZY TaaL tokens with USD, CHF, EUR, BTC, ETH, LTC, ARDR and all Ardor child chain tokens. If EZYcount does not reach their minimum target of CHF 1 million, they will refund all amounts invested.

In a recent blog post, EZYcount wrote it has also applied for an Accounting startup Accelerator program.

Accounting industry – innovation-friendly or not?

Join the ICO

Website | WhitepaperMedium | LinkedIn | Reddit | Twitter

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  • Triffic Pre-ICO Update

Triffic’s pre-ICO Part 2 begins September 3rd, 2018. Currently, Triffic’s GPS tokens are Ignis assets, but this will change when they migrate to a Triffic child chain. Before the ICO goes public you need to whitelist your account according to KYC / AML procedures, join the whitelist here.

 

ANN | Website | Pitch Deck | Whitepaper | English Telegram

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

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  • Bitswift Child Chain Update

Canadian Bitswift is getting ready to release their $CASH tokens. Becoming a point of entry into the crypto world for the average Canadian person by converting Canadian dollars (CAD) into vouchers using the new Ardor Voucher System is only a part of the ambitious goal they work for.

Bitswiftbro explains to new users what the Bitswift child chain is all about:

The goal with Bitswift blockchain is to integrate and educate new users into the new token economy. Bitswift is setting up to become a low friction gateway to crypto. This means many new users will enter / exit crypto via Bitswift. Our focus is on the general public, not on the crypto-savvy nerds.

We have been busy with the business frameworks and support and installations force to make this possible which is why you see profitible and functional tech business operating behind bitswift gearing up to promote, educate and install. Tech business already has 500 + active clients, mom and pop shops, resteraunts, hotels, motels, people that trust our brand with their tech infrastructure etc. The tech business is composed of a group of independant contractors all collectivley working together to promote Bitswift products and services. We leach off eachothers skillsets more or less to provide the best solution for our customers.  Everyone is their own boss.

So we are well ahead of the game establishing trust and making business relationships.  If a business allows you to recommend and install their servers, and point of sale equipment, then who’s to say they are not going to take your advice when you start recommending they deal in crypto.  If it helps the business become more profitible and productive, why would we not recommend it?

I think if we can build out a fleet of people to provide a point of contact, a sense of trust, then it will be more easy for the average user to put their faith in crypto. This is part of the goal with our shop, simply to provide a mechanism to build trust among customers. When people receive their products from Bitswift, they are more opt to trust the brand. There is a bigger picture here than just some tech shop and tech company on the internet.

Our 500 customers  are already dealing with us, either purchasing products, or allowing us to support their IT infrastructure, some we already have into Bitswift as they were interested in Bitcoin and so we got talking about Bitswift during business meetings etc, and some show interest in purchasing.  This is part of the reason we are developing Bitswift.cash, we have had customers wanting to purchase crypto from us… enough requests that it was time to build a platform for them to purchase Bitswift tokens easily without the manual friction of dealing with me.

BP:
So the cash is being developed to integrate CAD and crypto, similar to Ardorgate but with Canadian banks?

bitswiftbro:
^No to banks
but yes to CAD – > Crypto via the Ardor Voucher System.

BP:
Awesome. For the cash vouchers, do you need some type of license in Canada? If not, this would certainly be an interesting option for small shops that want to have customized rewards/gift card like system at almost no cost

bitswiftbro:
No to license.
Anyone can buy these vouchers at Canada Post, Canadian Tire, convenience stores, etc.
Or you can buy them online : https://www.topmeup.ca/opv/Purchase.aspx?product=FLEXPE

Once you have a voucher code you can instantly convert it on our platform for bitswift tokens.

Bitswift Community Updates

Join Bitswift on TelegramDiscord, and Reddit.

Learn more about the Bitswift ecosystem

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  • Janus – Status Update

Bjorn, from the Janus Team:

The gpu farm is close to being done. Waiting on end of month delivery. We will be testing experimental mining gear. Fpga 215+ acorn rig boosting device. I am currently building large pcie lane machine to handle 5 at once. Requires threadripper cpu. If it works it means we add 20-35% more hashpower for 1/5th cost of buying more gpu.

Then Lobos needs to finish the coin exchange.
And we bring our plans full circle.

Janus Ardor asset ID: 4348103880042995903.

Website | Follow Janus on Telegram and Twitter.

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DEVELOPMENT

  • Nxtwiki.org update – Lightweight Contracts

We share Lior’s enthusiasm about the great many use cases that the Lightweight Contracts functionality provides and are happy to point you to further documentation! Lightweight Contracts are now executable on the Ardor testnet and Nxtwiki has been updated – yes, it is called nxtwiki.

Introduction to Lightweight Contracts

Lightweight Contracts represent a framework to develop a layer of automation on top of the existing Ardor APIs.

Contracts are developed by implementing pre-defined interfaces. The contract code is deployed to the blockchain as cloud data transaction which stores the code itself and a contract reference transaction which provides the trigger to activate the contract and provides the setup parameters.

Learn more about the concepts behind the lightweight contracts in this introduction article and review some frequently asked questions.

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  • Blockchain Ardor #5: Transaction Vouchers

Demetrius released a new episode detailing the versatility of the newly released Transactional Vouchers feature on testnet.

 

  • Nxtwiki.org – Transaction Vouchers

More information has been added to the nxtwiki about these new and powerful transactional vouchers.

1 Introduction to Transaction Vouchers

See an article about transaction vouchers and their use cases.

Usage Example

Vouchers are useful when Alice wants Bob to pay her in a secure tamper proof way.

Assume that Alice wants Bob to pay her 100 IGNIS. Alice logs into the wallet using Bob’s address and using the normal send money dialog performs a payment from Bob to her account. She enters her passphrase and checks the voucher checkbox. As a result the wallet generates a digitally signed voucher which she sends to Bob as a json file or QR code off blockchain. Nothing is submitted to the blockchain at this stage.

Bob now uses the “Load Voucher” function from the wallet to load Alice’s voucher. He double checks all the details then signs and submits voucher to the blockchain.

The result is that Alice received her payment while Bob now has the voucher file or QR code which represents an invoice for his financial records. Alice got her tokens and Bob is sure that he really paid Alice and that Alice indeed has a passphrase to her account. This voucher is tamper proof.

Source

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  • Weekly Reminder

We want YOU to sign up for ardor-nxt stackexchange! Kindly register and upvote in order to facilitate the StackExchange creation process for Ardor and Nxt and move it out of the staging zone. Upvote popular questions. Everyone who registers will get 5 upvotes, please use them to bring the questions asked up to 10 upvotes to help create more assets for the community!

In Over_watchtower’s words:

We are almost there. Currently we need just one more follower and 22 questions with a score of 10 votes.

Here is how it works:
Each proposal/follower will have the opportunity of upvoting 5 different questions and no more. We have enough questions already, but you are welcome to ask another and we will gladly provide an adequate response. But what we need even more to be qualified in this stage is more upvotes on questions with less than 10 scores as there are many.

Please visit: https://area51.stackexchange.com/proposals/119259/ardor-nxt to register your email address(es) and fully utilize your 5 upvotes if you havent.

Remember that stackoverflow and stackexchange get great Google ranking and are known to provide quality information which is just part of what we need right now.

Registration cannot be simpler and we promise to follow up quickly on any question (if we somehow missed something let us know).

Remember, you have only five (5) votes per proposal, lets make our votes count.

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EXCHANGES

  • Korean Exchange Bitsonic Listed ARDR

The Bitsonic exchange listed ARDR, including a little release with links to the Jelurida whitepaper and to the ANG Ardor platform website.

example

아더(ARDR)

  • 아더(Ardor)는 유효성이 증명된 Nxt 블록체인에서 진화된 BaaS(Blockchain-as-a-Service) 플랫폼입니다. 아더는 유니크한 부모-자식(parent-child) 체인 구조로, 하나의 시큐리티 체인과 다수의 트랜잭션 체인을 가지며 3가지 장점을 가지고 있습니다. 1) 블록체인 팽창 감소, 2) 다수의 거래가능한 토큰 제공, 3) 바로 사용 가능한 상호연결된 블록체인 호스팅
  • 최초 발행: 2016-07-23
  • 웹사이트: https://www.ardorplatform.org/
  • 백서: https://www.jelurida.com/sites/default/files/JeluridaWhitepaper.pdf

Source

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  • TOKOK Exchange Lists NXT

For free even! Next will be ARDR.

Resultado de imagen de exchange tokok

nxt6666

NXT is added to the exchange today for free, and ardor will be next

Website | Twitter  | Telegram

Source

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  • Support your Tokens

As always, there are opportunities for community voting to help list Ardor / Nxt / Ignis on new crypto exchanges and even some old ones. As long as the listings are still up, there are still opportunities for you to help the community by casting your vote.

Bittrex

Want to participate in USD trading on @BittrexExchange? Click the link below to find out how the Seattle-based exchange offers USD trading for various accounts, assuming you meet certain KYC / AML criteria.

CoinPulse

You can vote for NXT/ARDR/IGNIS here:

https://request.coinpulse.io/suggestions/7170/nxt-coin-decentralizing-the-future

https://request.coinpulse.io/suggestions/7171/ardor-platform-ardr

https://request.coinpulse.io/suggestions/7172/ignis-coin

Bithumb

Let your voice be heard:

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

CryptalDash – Request for your Favorite Coin to be Listed

https://www.cryptaldash.com/request-coin-listing

Shardax – Vote for Ardor to be Listed

Resultado de imagen de shardax

https://shardax.com/listing

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IN THE MEDIA

  • Medium – Dominium Giveaway in Nxter Summer Quest

This article is literally an ad for the Nxter Summer Quest and how Dominium decided to join in on this great promotion and offer 1000 DOM tokens. If you want to know the history of the past week’s Summer Quests.

The author wrote:

The secret word from Dominium will be announced on Aug 24, 2018 12:00 CET.

Link to the countdown: https://www.timeanddate.com

For more information, please go to: https://www.nxter.org/summer-quest/

Read article

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  • Blockchain Platforms – Ardor vs EOS

EOS has excelled at turning hype into investor funding. They raised $4 BILLION! In the below comparison it is written that the EOS blockchain can run 1000 transactions-per-second (TPS) up to unlimited. Please, ground yourself in the truth people who shill themselves out to write about EOS.

 

Lior:

Who is writing these articles? EOS doing 1000 tps to unlimited? Really?
Both this article and the Cardano one is comparing features working in production in the case of Ardor with marketing materials in the case of EOS and Cardano.

mrv777:

Maybe we should start saying how in the future Ardor tps may be unlimited….just don’t specify how far into the future XD

Lior:

But it is not unlimited…
The EOS tps is not unlimited as well, in fact I can promise you they won’t do 1000 tps on mainet ever and perhaps not even 100 tps.

How Jelurida plans to scale globally:

https://medium.com/@lyaffe/visa-scale-blockchain-565423c54fd8

https://www.jelurida.com/ardor-roadmap

Source

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PRICE EVOLUTION

  • Weekly NXT/ARDR/IGNIS Price Evolution

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

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

The following graphic shows the IGNIS / Bitcoin exchange price at Bittrex over this past week:

 

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And that is the news of last week! There is a lot a bad information out there and we hope to provide your with only the honest truth – sans hype and blatant lies. If you value this we hope to find you here next week!

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

Want to follow us on Twitter or Telegram for important breaking updates during the week as they happen – please do!

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Nxter News – July 2018 (IV): Life Has No Remote Control, So Get Up And Change It Yourself

July (IV)

 

Welcome, dear Nxters and other followers!

Recently the batteries in my tv remote died, and to my great dismay, there were no other ones that small around my house. So there I was, comfortable in my lazy clothes, staring at a blank tv. No amount of button pushing would power the tv on, that battery was as dead as Bitconnect. Life is not always what you plan it to be. It would be a little hyperbolic to say that my life was at a crossroads, but I did not plan on that battery dying. After what seemed like tens of seconds, I decided to power on the tv, and after fumbling for the buttons on the bottom – I did it! Now I am not deserving of admiration or respect for this act, but I did rise up to a challenge that life threw at me. What about you, dear reader? How do you handle life’s adversity? As a person? As an investor? Are you stuck on the proverbial “couch” of life or do you rise up and overcome “adversity”? Do you actively support our community, do you USE the blockchain, or do you just HODL and wait, remotely crying “do something” at others, if a crypto investment hasn’t mooned as fast as you “planned”? I did not plan my life around being passionate about the blockchain, but it happened.

There is much for you to do, and lots to read up on about Nxt / Ignis and the Ardor ecosystem in this newsly. Last week Jelurida moved into new offices in Lugano, Switzerland, ARDR was listed on Binance, a beautiful Nxt timeline was published by the ANG, a passionate piece about, again, paying your heirs with a “Dead Man’s Switch,” a new NxterPuzzle was crafted so YOU can win some IGNIS; all this and more.

Take charge of your life as we take you on a journey through the week that was, Summer style.

COMMUNITY

MEETUPS

BUSINESSES ON ARDOR

EXCHANGES

DEVELOPMENT

CLONES

IN THE MEDIA

PRICE EVOLUTION

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


COMMUNITY

  • Jelurida – Updates

  • Jelurida’s Office in Lugano

Lior is coming back to work this week at Jelurida’s new office in Lugano, Switzerland. From the photo below we can only hope that he, and the rest of the Jelurida team, are as inspired to work and create brand new and beautiful blockchain functionality as the view is from their office! Who knew that you could find palm trees in Switzerland?

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  • Jelurida will Attend to the Finnovista Pitch Day Madrid, on September 18th

Jelurida is one of the first startups to attend the Finnovista event at FPDMardrid in mid-September.

Source

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  • The Ardor and Nxt Group – Updates

In this section, you will find ANG updates and reminders.

 

  • Timeline Outlining the History of Nxt and Ardor

From humble beginnings to the technological superiority of today – the history of Nxt and Ardor is fascinating, and hard to come by. With great effort from the community, this PDF presents the most important highlights on a “play-by-play” basis over the history of Nxt – put it this way, if you had a goldfish in 2013 when Nxt launched, your goldfish would probably be dead by now! That is how “old” Nxt is! It’s history time, Nxters:

An inspirational read, not just for Nxters but for anyone interested in the evolution of blockchain, smart contracts, and decentralization.

Source

More info

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  • Binance Listing

When? Now! Read the Exchange section for more details.

Months ago, Elizabeth Mong, director of the Ardor and Nxt Group (ANG) started a campaign to help the community collect the funds necessary to pay for listing fees for our most loved coins (NXT, ARDR, IGNIS) on the popular Binance exchange. ARDR hit the crowdfunding target in 12 hours, and last week ARDR got listed on the exchange. It wouldn’t have happened without all the efforts and time that Elizabeth did to kickstart this community initiative, which was later handed to Jelurida for the completion. Community, ANG, Jelurida – nice job!
You can still help Nxt and Ignis to be listed on Binance.

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  • Ardor and Nxt Blockchain News

https://coveragebook.com/coverage_books/ee773a00

Elizabeth –

Did you see this? I linked it to the ANG site several days (weeks?) ago.

It is a curated digest of press articles we manually add. But it sorts them by the date first published so we could potentially add links from the very beginning almost 5 years ago and have quite a history!
I could add you as a user to the account if you have any interest.

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  • Nxter Puzzle

A Nxter who is definitely growing something unique on the Ignis blockchain this summer is Madfox, Russian Nxter editor. With his puzzle games, mazes and crosswords, he is giving away free IGNIS to the fastest minds that solve his challenges every week. In this, his 5th puzzle, the first 25 participants to come, correctly, collect on the challenge can each claim 50 IGNIS, sponsored by the ANG. Note that you must have a Twitter account that was created more than 1 month ago to attend this week.

Madfox wrote:

Rules for this puzzle:
Step 1: solve this simple crossword and find all 15 words – this is a passphrase (by order, words are separated by spaces and don’t use capital letters)
Step 2: use this passphrase to get access to an Ignis account
Step 3: follow instructions from the encrypted incoming message in this account

The first 25 winners will receive a prize from the ANG

Clue

Last week’s nonogram puzzle was solved by Justin Tobin, congrats Justin!

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  • StackExchange Challenge

StackExchange is a network of Q&A sites and it’s THE most popular place for getting good and detailed quality answers for (mostly) developers. Users vote on questions and answers and filter the content as part of this gamification. The initial site, Stack Overflow, created by Jeff Atwood and Joel Spolsky in 2008 is used as a model for any other Q&A sites in the network which are eventually – if found relevant – brought to creation by registered users through a special site named Area51.

This Monday, Riker announced:

I created a proposal for an Ardor/NXT stack exchange so that we don’t have to rely on the bitcoin one. I need users of the stack exchange website to vote for it.

CryptoDemetrius:

We need at least 40 more people to get involved! Please don’t spam the system with fake emails, they do have detection systems. Here is how to help:
– Register for free on StackExchange
– Follow the Ardor NXT page
– Pose a minimum of 1 new question
– Upvote 4 existing questions. Note: we need 40 questions to reach 10 points EACH – so spread out your votes strategically.

Nxters, you know what to do:
https://area51.stackexchange.com/proposals/119259/ardor-nxt/119265#119265

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  • Video – Join Ardor / Nxt Community on Discord

If you prefer Discord to Slack, remember we recently got a new Discord entrance to the community. Last week @CullensAnton created this short but descriptive video invitation:

Join here: https://discord.gg/ZrBhZNp

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  • Video – Ardor – Powered By The Sun

And speaking of nice new videos, here’s another one about Ardor, coming from MrV777:

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MEETUPS

  • Meetup Reminders (By Order)

ANG and the community continue to compile the blockchain Meetup events across our international ecosystem: https://teamup.com/ksv4ccmkufbpbqp86o.

      • Hackathon / Gamejam time, August 24-26th in Austria

Learn about Purposeful Gaming on the blockchain with this upcoming workshop/hackathon in lovely Krems, Austria. How can you not be entertained when they have David Hasselhoff in their promotional tweets?

Travin Keith will be speaking, and the Linux Foundation wrote on their website:

The goal of this event is to unite the disciplines of blockchain-development and game studies in a meaningful way.

At this first event of this kind we like to introduce the “Blockchain as a service platform” Ardor with its unique “Childchain Architecture” and the brand new “lightweight contracts”. The participants of the hackathon will be split into two groups with the purpose to create a collector’s game with an educative purpose. An example would be to build a collectible card-game about the “17th century Tulip-Mania” in Amsterdam. The winning team will get a bounty powered by Jelurida.

Source

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BUSINESSES ON ARDOR

  • C2C Updates

IDAX will open C2C Deposit/Withdrawal and Trading

The IDAX exchange opened C2C on BTC and USDT markets.

Read the Official News

Also, two weeks ago C2C finished their token swap and announced on Nxter that they would reimburse the few users that made unlucky trades on the decentralized asset exchange in the process.

Last week they stated:

C2C completed the reimbursement

Full reimbursement details here.

About C2C

The C2C system will make it convenient to convert any paper currency and coins into many different cryptocurrencies, including the C2C token itself.

They wrote:

The technology of C2C consists of the use of our ATMs that accept both bills and coins, as well as portable C2C devices for merchants known as the C2C Pocket.

With our strategically located ATMs, travelers no longer need to worry about leftover paper bills and coins from the remaining purchases after a business trip. In some locations, travelers who do not want to be exposed to market volatility can choose the AEUR coin, a coin that is pegged 1:1 with the Euro by ArdorGate in cooperation with MisterTango.

Website | Whitepaper | Twitter

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  • Triffic Pre-ICO 

The website has been updated as well as new languages added for the white papers. The website is counting down till the second part of the Pre-ICO next week.

 

Alex Shepherd, from Triffic:

We’ve just released some awesome updates for the website.
Updates include full translations of the website, White Paper and Pitch Deck into Chinese, Japanese and Korean.

You can also see the new ICO schedule – pre-sale period 2 starts at 9am PST on July 30th, and lasts TWO WEEKS.

For the whole of period 2, GPS tokens will be priced at $̶0̶.̶2̶0̶ $0.16 – a 20% discount on the regular ICO price.

About Triffic

Triffic is a gamified navigation app that lets users earn loyalty points like Air Miles by performing actions such as travelling to a location, redeeming vouchers, selling items or booking a hotel or taxi.

It also provides business owners with a revolutionary way to promote their services or sell their products to truly local clientele in a way that is much more engaging than existing methods like Google AdWords.

Once the Triffic app goes live (see roadmap), 50% of our monthly advertising profits will be used to purchase GPS Tokens at the market rate.

85% of the monthly purchase will be distributed to holders in proportion to the number of GPS Tokens in circulation. 15% of the monthly purchase will be burnt, preventing their further use.

ANN | Website | Pitch Deck | Whitepaper | English Telegram

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

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  • Dominium ITO

The Dominium team announced that their ITO, yes ITO, will accept ARDR, IGNIS, and BNB tokens for DOM tokens. The ITO will occur the first week of September. There is the ability to pre-register and whitelist your Ardor account.

Dominium News: Ardor, Nxt, Ignis
Dominium to accept ARDR, IGNIS and BNB for DOM tokens: https://medium.com/dominium/dominium-news-ardor-nxt-ignis-7164a841c37a

THE ITO STARTS 03 SEPTEMBER 2018 AT 12:00 CET
PRE-ITO WHITELIST IS NOW OPEN FOR REGISTRATION

Gudo Thijssen:

Hi everyone. We have just had an interview with our MD (Mark Lloyd) posted in marketexclusive.com: https://marketexclusive.com/interview-with-dominium-why-they-are-creating-an-international-decentralized-platform-everything-to-do-with-real-estate/2018/07/

About Dominium

Dominium is being developed by a group of real estate professionals with industry experience dating back to 1833. Using third generation blockchain technology to modernise one of the most established yet antiquated industries in the world, Dominium is an international platform on which regulatory documentation for property funding is standardised, and assets are placed on the blockchain alongside property sales, rentals and management.

The Dominium platform is built on an Ardor childchain which evolved from the time-tested Nxt blockchain. The Dominium childchain decentralises the trade of assets and places rental agreements, purchase agreements, property management tasks and more on the blockchain.

As the assets are created on the blockchain they will of course be 100% transparent and liquid. Moreover, Dominium is underwritten by a portfolio of property assets generating an income and ensuring the future development and maintenance of the platform.

Learn more: ANNWebsite | Pitch Deck | English Telegram Chatroom | Telegram Announcements

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  • Janus – Status Update

Janus continued to install their over $350K worth of mining equipment including purpose-built, crypto mining accelerator cards that complement GPU performance. Hopefully, this will be a lucrative experience for them and their investors when they get all the pieces up and running.

Bjorn, from the Janus team, wrote:

62 GPU running, ambient temps getting a bit rough, have to get additional cooling in before turning on more but… I can still continue building while waiting for the top large ceiling exhaust to be completed.

Lastly its important to note our team has purchased experimental gear to attempt to improve our competitive edge

http://www.squirrelsresearch.com/acorn-cle-215-plus/

We have several of these, I have been speaking to the creator in private for a few months. Its as legit as our best due diligence can be done.
Company is not far from my personal location so if we see some market and financial success, I will probably be doing more business with them directly and face to face.

Wen Lambow:

How much was spent to acquire that many GPUs?

Bjorn Janus:

Well we have 115 more to go. So far total farm cost is over $350,000. This includes last years purchases and this years. Last years bull run helped recover over 55% though so despite this lengthy setback its not all bad news. One giant bull run and we could be in incredibly good shape.

Bjorn Janus: "Shiny!"
Bjorn Janus: “Shiny!”

Janus asset ID on the Ardor platform: 4348103880042995903.

Website | Follow Janus on Telegram and Twitter

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EXCHANGES

  • Binance Lists Ardor

After many months it is finally done! Binance listed ARDR trading last week. In case you forgot, a large part of the funding for this came from community donations raised by the ANG in late February. No idea why it took this long to happen, but it finally did and that is what is important right now!

Elizabeth:

Today, Binance Exchange announced the listing of the Ardor cryptocurrency token with trading to commence at 11:00 UTC.

The listing comes several months after the Ardor / Nxt Community raised the equivalent of $100,000 for the listing fee within 6 hours.

Meanwhile, market conditions have devalued the crowd funded amount and Jelurida B.V. has made up the difference in value.

Jelurida is the entity protecting the licensing and intellectual property of the Ardor and Nxt blockchains and committed to the success of the projects.

This listing has been long anticipated by the community, especially Asian investors who have been looking for easy access to the token.

Source

Elizabeth:

An update to let you all know that I have transferred all funds from the community funded account to the Binance account and that Jelurida made up the difference!

It’s done 🙂

Other mentions:

Cryptovest.com, Chepicap.com, bitgid.com, Altcoinews.it, kriptoparahaber.com, finmercury.com, www.abnnewswire.net, https://bitcoinexchangeguide.com

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  • Throughbit.com will List Nxt and Ardor

An India exchange wants to list NXT and ARDR and has been working with Jelurida in order to set up the required support needed.

Viz writes:

Hi Jelurida Team> We are an exchange service based out of India. https://throughbit.com and we are in the final stages of building our new orderbook on which we will be listing Nxt and Ardr. The dev team has been really helpful in supporting us through the process of setting up our full nodes.

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  • Coinbit Exchange Re-Opens and Lists NXT, ARDR & IGNIS

Another exchange reopened and with it comes the ability to trade your coins!

Source

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  • Support your Tokens

As always, there are opportunities for community voting to help list Ardor / Nxt / Ignis on new crypto exchanges, and even some old ones/

CoinPulse

You can vote for NXT/ARDR/IGNIS here:

https://request.coinpulse.io/suggestions/7170/nxt-coin-decentralizing-the-future

https://request.coinpulse.io/suggestions/7171/ardor-platform-ardr

https://request.coinpulse.io/suggestions/7172/ignis-coin

Bithumb

Let your voice be heard:

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

CryptalDash – Request for your Favorite Coin to be Listed

https://www.cryptaldash.com/request-coin-listing

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DEVELOPMENT

  • Ardor.World – Update

Shiny new UI update for Ardor.World – looking good!

https://twitter.com/m4kstep/status/1019568647545778177

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  • Weekly Reminder – Node Management

Do you enjoy running Nxt nodes on a VPS or a dedicated server? Do you want to? This week’s Weekly Reminder is a shoutout to a community member, EmoneyRu.

Here is a repo to help you:

GitHub repo

It’s developed by veteran community member EmoneyRu who also runs the payout of NSC (Nxt Security Coin) to active nodes, this solution supports almost any Linux distro and if you do not want to manage the node(s) EmoneyRu offers to do it himself, for free!

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  • Twitter Clone on Ardor

We mentioned Galeki’s messaging app before, but look what has happened to it since:

galeki – I know there is a Freebird, but can’t restrain to build my twitter clone on Ardor

This is what happens when you engage. You might enjoy working with Ardor API so much, that you cannot stop. 😉 Awesome work, galeki!

If you want to run it or help build it further, here’s a link to the HTML, which is stored in the Data Cloud on the Ignis chain (just run your client and hit the link to download): http://localhost:27876/nxt?requestType=downloadTaggedData&transactionFullHash=f70274979a22784b3864cafd7b1e9d5159aa28283cc1aa0e95529e8c88e28c41&chain=2&retrieve=true

Source

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CLONES

  • Blockchain Coin Project

Here is an interesting idea: a community coin built around a community forum. This new clone, BLCX, looks to implement just this idea.

jonnytracker wrote:

BLCX was launched with the idea of starting a community forum build upon a communuity coin with forum reputation and rank integration in BLCX blockchain. The name blcx is derived from the word Blockchain. Blcx as the short symbol of the coin.

With the purpose of educating new users and developers to build upon the secure blockchain based on nxt. And building a fair fun and reliable community.
Low Fee 0.000000001 low, 1 BLCX = 100000000 times transaction

The Blcx forum itself is currently an unpopulated Discourse forum hosted on http://www.blcx.org, you can read more about the Blcx project and the coin distribution / airdrop form on https://blcxx.github.io.

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IN THE MEDIA

  • Adedayo Adebajo at Medium – Blockchain Technology: The Best Life Insurance

A continuation of a theme from last week, Adedayo wrote about the usage of a crypto “Dead Man’s Switch” when it comes to automatically transfer your crypto assets to your beneficiaries.

He wrote:

…The solution revolves around a term called “Dead Man Switch” and its many uses. It is however only available on the Ardor platform — a platform that can and is being powered by the Sun as I have in the past described it.

This feature qualifies Ardor as the most customer-centric platform of our time that cares about its users to their last wishes. It provides a way-out for your funds to be available to whomever you wish when you are no longer around. Now, how is this possible?

Read article

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  • Adedayo Adebajo at Medium – Decentralized Democracy: The Blockchain Promise

Voting is the cornerstone of any democracy, and Ardor has a great and working Voting System that allows for uncompromisable voting integrity.

He wrote:

“The Ardor blockchain platform provides extra features asides from the possibility of creating a currency, but also an avenue to conduct credible and transparent votes in decision making.”

I have seen enough to believe in the need for a change. I have sat in the same room where public funds, in bales of paper notes packed in sacks, are shared secretly. I have heard of a sudden disappearance of public funds from the vault it was saved and preserved for future use to a no man’s land. I have seen many old workers entitled to collect their pension go for years without receiving a dime from their entitlement as funds were misappropriated. Several cases of billions of funds embezzled ending up in a courtroom demanding for thousands to be paid as bail where the rest were shared in secrecy. I say it is time to put the feet to the ground and say enough to government secrecy and funds misappropriation.

Read article

 

PRICE EVOLUTION

  • TradingView – Ardor / Bitcoin by Metatr0n

Source

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  • TradingView –  Future IGNIS by jagurz

Source

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  • Weekly NXT/ARDR/IGNIS Price Evolution

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

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

The following graphic shows the IGNIS / Bitcoin exchange price at Bittrex over this past week:

 

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And that is the news of last week! Hopefully, you still are inspired to get off the “couch” of life and take charge. Continue to imagine the great things that the blockchain can do to improve your life, and then try and act on your inspiration! Research is hard, but imagination is harder – and sometimes buying that one AAA battery is hardest.

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

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

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Nxter News – July 2018 (III): Imagination Is The Highest Form Of Research

July (III)

 

Welcome, dear Nxters and other followers!

Imagination is not the same as following a trend. Adding a touchscreen on your espresso maker does not make it better, you have just feature-creeped an existing product likely at the expense of a good user experience. No, imagination is coming up with a unique solution, not combining feature X on to product Y. Research is the process of confirming, or disproving, a hypothesis, the scientific method. Research has its use, but research is not creativity either, only the imagination is creativity. Thomas Edison was not imaginative, he did not invent the lightbulb, he perfected its use, yes, but he did not have the original idea to generate light from the resistance to electrical current flow. Imagination is true inspiration, it is pure creativity, it is the potential we all have to create something from our head that makes the world better for everyone. Sheep follow trends, people imagine. What can you imagine creating that makes the world better? It is still summer, so go outside and think under a shady tree.

As you can imagine, last week was slow-paced but eventful for the Nxt / Ardor / Ignis world as we learned, finally, who is currently working at Jelurida, there is a new Nxter Puzzle with a reward of 500 IGNIS to the first to solve it, we call out Cardano’s BS claim, provide you with a summary of the JPL, update you on Triffic, c2c, Janus, Bitswift, and the Dominium ICO (it is well reviewed), we remind you of the significance of running a Nxt / Ardor node and much more.

It is not your imagination, we thank you for embracing us as we take you on a journey through the week that was, Summer style.

COMMUNITY

MEETUPS

BUSINESSES ON ARDOR

EXCHANGES

  • Support your Tokens
    • KuCoin Listing Voting Competition. Endeavor to vote for Ardor, Nxt and Ignis
      • Last days!
    • CoinPulse – You can vote for NXT/ARDR/IGNIS
    • Bithumb – Let your Voice be Heard
    • CryptalDash – Request for your Favorite Coin to be Listed
    • Changelly Integration

DEVELOPMENT

IN THE MEDIA

PRICE EVOLUTION

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


COMMUNITY

  • Jelurida

  • Team

The current employees of Jelurida have been officially listed. Last week they updated the Team page – still working on a total redesign. The links contain the info about each of the members of the Jelurida team.

Kristina Kalcheva – Managing Director

Kristina is a legal specialist and a co-founder of Jelurida.

Lior Yaffe – Managing Director

As a three-year-old child, Lior used to multiply double digits numbers in his head in a split second. He is a true believer in blockchain technology and its potential to change the world.

Petko Petkov – Core Developer

Petko is a software developer with experience in financial software, productivity tools and games.

Tomislav Gountchev – Lead Software Architect

Tomislav is a server-side Java developer with more than 15 years of professional experience.

Valerii Makieienko – Core Developer

Valerii is a software developer with experience in Financial and Big Data Processing Software.

Alberto Fernandez – Technical Sales Engineer

Alberto is a technical sales engineer at Jelurida who, as a software engineer, is currently filling the gap between business and technology.

Verónica Torras – Marketing and Business Development

Marketing and Business Development with over 15 years of experience in Business, Sales and Marketing.

Francisco Sarrias – Senior Sales Engineer

Francisco is a senior sales engineer at Jelurida, and partner at different companies.

Adedayo Adebajo – Lead Support Specialist

Lead Support Specialist, Community Manager. He worked for Poloniex, first as a chat moderator under the alias “Watchtower”, then as a support specialist with the same exchange in 2017.

Iassen Hristov – Sales Representative

Sales Representative, Customer Support Specialist. He has experience in the blockchain world since 2011 and is in the Nxt community since 2013.

Rafael Fernandes – Office Manager

Office Manager, Marketing Assistant. Rafael is by qualification a Multimedia Technician. He is a blockchain and cryptocurrency enthusiast since late 2016.

Source

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  • Blockchain Scaling Solutions – Pruning, Snapshots, Sub-nets and Lightweight Contracts

SPOILER: You should already know this. But Lior continues to spread the word, inspiring people and creating true blockchain believers.  Nxt, Ardor, blockchain voting, Binance DEX, and more are covered in his 15-minute pitch at CPC at Stanford.

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  • Nxter Puzzle

Three weeks ago, madfox, puzzle master and Russian editor of Nxter, began publishing crossword puzzles which, once solved, lead you to accounts with IGNIS in them!

1st Week Solution

Marius – @madfox what was the solution to the first one ?

madfox – @Marius great sent sorrow machine piece score aunt completely wild rather remove heel (both ARDOR and NXT accounts are empty now!)

2nd Week Solution, Korean themed

With the next Nxter Newsly, another puzzle went live. It wasn’t solved until July 12th…

The ANG picked up on our Ignis blockchain puzzle idea, sponsoring madfox’s next puzzle with 500 IGNIS and dedicating a page to it also: http://ardornxt.io/contests/nxter-puzzle-japanese-kakuro).

3rd Week Solution, Japanese Kakuro

Announced on 07/10/2018, solved on 07/13/2018:

Well done sir – shoutout to jtobcat!

Elizabeth [10:26 PM]

It’s incredible how fast that puzzle was solved! Did it just look super intimidating or is that guy a real puzzle genius? Anyway, I’m excited about the next one!

madfox:
@Elizabeth this guy is a puzzle-hunter, just look his twitter

And this week we have Part Deux!

Click the image to enlarge or print.

500 IGNIS kindly sponsored by Ardor Nxt Group.

Account-ID: ARDOR-6CNA-C4ST-N2ZG-CQ5V8.
Public Key: b08902c9f6a68addaaa794335e1b7750fba7f86ee67beb49a9722c4b31cc8820

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  • Are You Being Paid by Cardano? Why Do You Omit Reality? Out the Lies

Check out this tweet below, prepare to :facetable: over the outright BS that is this claim.

Oh my, this is so cringe-worthy, so blatantly wrong. Why do we highlight this?

It is incredibly irritating when you see that reality is being manipulated by gross lies. Serguei Popov, mtchl, wrote an academic paper years ago about the Nxt Forging Algorithm and how secure it is, long before most blockchain fashion writers started writing, or even knew that the blockchain was. More than a year and a half ago we presented this news (again), as his report got published in the Ledger Journal, published by the University of Pittsburgh. Back then we already had a secure 100% PoS system.

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MEETUPS

ANG and the community continue to compile the blockchain Meetup events across our international ecosystem: https://teamup.com/ksv4ccmkufbpbqp86o.

      • Hackathon / Gamejam time. August 24-26th in Austria. 

Learn about Purposeful Gaming on the blockchain with this upcoming workshop/hackathon in beautiful Krems, Austria. How can you not be entertained when they have David Hasselhoff in their promotional tweets?

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BUSINESSES ON ARDOR

  • PR C2C

C2C (formerly known as CtC) has carried out their planned asset swap but a few traders on the decentralized asset exchange were left behind. C2C decided to reimburse them, which is something that they absolutely did not have to do. Great move!

C2C Public Announcement – 14th of July, 2018

Website | Whitepaper | Twitter

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  • Triffic pre-ICO 

 

 

The Triffic pre-ICO part 2 will open on July 30.

ANN | Website | Pitch Deck | Whitepaper | English Telegram

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

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  • Dominium ICO Review + Medium Article

The upcoming Dominium ICO continues to be well reviewed, as is the company and their business model. It might end up being a coup for Ardor that the Jelurida team convinced them to implement and create an Ardor child chain as opposed to being on the less-scalable Ethereum ecosystem. Over 17,000 users in over 150 different countries have now created registered accounts!

Dominium wrote:

Registrations on the Dominium platform also continue to keep us busy, and we have now surpassed 17,000 users. As a global platform, we are pleased to see subscriptions coming in from all over the world, over 150 countries in total and we hope that the platform will continue to be adopted internationally.

A Review of Dominium

Read the other articles: Dominium ICO Review and Analysis and Dominium Pre-ITO Whitelist Live and Other News.

Learn more: ANNWebsite | Pitch Deck | English Telegram Chatroom | Telegram Announcements

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  • Janus – Status Update

The Janus team continues to sweat and toil as they laboriously assemble their rigs in their upstate New York office. Progress is ongoing, if not methodically slow.

Bjorn wrote:

Finally got several items in place to begin new rack testing
6 hours of cleaning 6 hours of building
The good news is
Now things can push towards rig builds
Versus electric, clean, and cooling
Hanging gpu style is quite interesting
The next 3 weeks are crucial, when we get more settled I will do some shots showing final stages

Janus asset ID on the Ardor platform: 4348103880042995903.

Website | Follow Janus on Telegram and Twitter

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  • Bitswift Child Chain Update

Bitswift, one of the first Ardor child chains, announced that they are testing various hardware solar/battery Raspberry Pi configurations in an effort to put together a Bitswift bundling kit which they are confident in – this kit will be available on Bitswift.shop in a future update. This beauty currently powers their Ardor forging hub:

Source

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EXCHANGES

  • Support your Tokens

As always, there are opportunities for community voting to help list Ardor / Nxt / Ignis on new crypto exchanges, and even some old ones/

KuCoin Listing Voting Competition. Endeavor to vote for Ardor, Nxt and Ignis

There are still a few days left to vote for an NXT / IGNIS / ARDR listing on KuCoin! Most votes = a free listing, 30,000 USD advertisement package and, on top of that, Kucoin is also committing 5 BTC value purchased in the winning tokens to be distributed via KuCoin to the users that voted for the winning project!

You need to be registered on KuCoin in order for your vote to count. Next, you will need to join the Telegram channel: https://t.me/KuCoin_Telegram_Competition

2. Click @Voting_KuCoin_Bot and send a message, the bot will give you all the instructions you need automatically.

3. Fill the fields the bot sends you in private message

The voting process explained: Adedayo Adebajo at Medium – Get Ardor, Nxt and Ignis Listed on Kucoin Exchange.

 

CoinPulse

You can vote for NXT/ARDR/IGNIS here:

https://request.coinpulse.io/suggestions/7170/nxt-coin-decentralizing-the-future

https://request.coinpulse.io/suggestions/7171/ardor-platform-ardr

https://request.coinpulse.io/suggestions/7172/ignis-coin

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Let your voice be heard:

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

CryptalDash – Request for your Favorite Coin to be Listed

https://www.cryptaldash.com/request-coin-listing

Changelly Integration

riker updated:

Changelly application is in process

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DEVELOPMENT

  • Ardor Node Interacting with the Website

Witness MIT students in their native habitat as they dabble with an Ardor node and getting its secure voting functionality added to their website.

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  • Weekly Reminder

Last week, the ANG launched a bounty program to reward those who set up a new Ardor node during the month of July. This program is still going on and will last until 50 total payouts are given away. Each person is limited to two nodes. But, does it make sense to set new nodes in the network even if they are not used to forge?

The answer is “yes”, and Petko, core developer at Jelurida, explained why:

Full nodes that don’t forge are still valuable exactly because they are still repeating all transactions and blocks, so yes, they increase the size of the network and make it harder to attack. Public full nodes have one more usage – they are used by the light client”

This is not the first time that Petko informed us about the security of the Ardor/Nxt network. We shared an interesting thought some months ago.

Additionally, it’s not the first time that a member of the community tries to push the number of nodes active in the network or the total forging power. Do you remember Megalodon’s campaign?

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  • FAQ about Jelurida Public License

Another commonly asked question to us, the veteran community, and Jelurida concerns airdrops and the Jelurida Public License (JPL). Who will be airdropped what, if they hold what coin, and are Nxt and Ardor open source? Because of the extreme relevance, this has to all Nxters – ARDR, NXT, and IGNIS holders – we decided to publish – and also translate – the full content of Jelurida’s response.

Please read and understand:

10 Things about the JPL

What is the JPL?

JPL stands for Jelurida Public License – an open source license similar to the popular GNU GPLv2 and GNU GPLv3 open source licenses. Both Nxt and Ardor software are released under the JPL.

What is the main difference between the JPL and the GPL?

The main difference is that the JPL has a 10% airdrop requirement. This means that clones of Nxt will have to allocate 10% of their tokens to NXT holders proportionately to their account balances and clones of Ardor will have to give away 10% of the forging tokens (their parent chain tokens) to IGNIS holders proportionately to their account balances. The account balances shall be based on a snapshot take not earlier than three months before the launch of the clone.

Are there any other important differences between the JPL and the GPL?

Yes, other important difference is that, as a consequence of the 10% Airdrop requirement, internal use (a private or permissioned clone) is not allowed except for evaluation purposes for no longer than three months. This is because a private/permissioned blockchain clone cannot fulfill the Airdrop requirement.

Is there any airdrop requirement in case of a “hard fork”?

In case of a blockchain split (the so called “hard fork”) the forging token holders (NXT or ARDR holders) will have by definition the same amount of tokens on the Nxt or Ardor fork. There is no additional airdrop requirement in this case.

If I make a clone of a fork, do I still need to do an Airdrop?

Yes, you still need to satisfy the 10% Airdrop requirement to NXT/IGNIS holders.

If I make a clone of a Nxt/Ardor clone, do I still need to do an Airdrop?

Yes, you still need to satisfy the 10% Airdrop requirement to NXT/IGNIS holders.

Can I put my copyright notice on the software?

Yes, if you have made copyrightable modifications to the Nxt/Ardor software, you can put a copyright notice to them. But by all means you should keep the existing copyright notices, i. e. 2013-2016 Nxt core developers and 2016-2018 Jelurida IP B.V.

Do I have to release the source code of the software of my clone?

Yes, you should release the source code at the same time when you release any downloadable binaries. The source code should be accessible from the same place where the binaries are.

Under what license should I release the software of my clone?

You should release it under the Jelurida Public License and also include the full text of the JPL in it.

Can I sell licenses for private or permissioned blockchains for the software of my clone?

Since your clone will be a derived work based on Nxt/Ardor software and the JPL does not allow you to release it under any license other than the JPL, you cannot sell licenses or create private blockchains for third parties, unless you have obtained a permission or have reached an agreement with Jelurida to do so.

Source

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IN THE MEDIA

  • Nasdaq – Ardor Hopes to Solve the Scalability Issues in the Way of Blockchains’ Mass Adoption

Every day in my Google News feed I read about how major company “X” is announcing a new blockchain solution. While this is good news for adoption and exposure of the tech, many times it seems as if “blockchain” is just another industry buzzword. Nonetheless, businesses need to continue to hear how blockchain scalability is synonymous with the name “Ardor.” This guest piece in Nasdaq correctly highlights how Ardor is among the most notable scalability solution, and the ONLY working and stable one!

The author wrote:

….

While Bitcoin and Ethereum are still contemplating how to best approach the scalability issue, groundbreaking solutions are popping up. One of the most notable ones is Ardor, a project by Jelurida , the company behind the cryptocurrency NXT.

The Ardor project also addresses blockchain scalability and usability by introducing what is known as “child chains .” A child chain is an offset from the main Ardor chain designed to provide specific business purposes while maintaining the security and the functionality of the parent chain. Simply put, when a business decides to use the Ardor blockchain, a child chain is trimmed from the main chain and customized for the specific purpose of that business.

The child chain comes without the technical requirements of running a blockchain, given that all of the legwork is done at the main chain and is the responsibility of Jelurida. This approach can be termed as “blockchain as a service” since it’s open to all users and does not require any technical background in blockchain technology to implement.

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  • Lior Yaffe at Hackernoon – Dead Man Switch, How to Save Your Crypto When You Die

This delightfully macabre article by the inimitable Lior asks you to contemplate your own mortality, and more importantly, who inherits your sweet, sweet crypto upon “kicking the bucket” or “shedding the mortal coil.” Yes, imagine you are sitting at your computer and then “WHAM” you are hit by a meteorite or a runaway rocket from Elon Musk – what was once your beautiful, and alive, body is now dead. But, lucky for your beneficiaries, you followed Lior’s advice and created a crypto “Dead Man’s Switch.” Such a “switch” is actually an Approval Model using the Boolean Expression option that you created which is executed upon your death. What you created is a transaction that is NOT approved so long as you are alive and using the Ardor system. Upon death-by-rocket, the lack of use of your account means that after a set time the system knows you are dead and the transaction executes and transfers your crypto assets to an account accessible by your peers. Lightweight Contracts are ideal for this and will make the execution of such a “Dead Man’s Switch” even easier. Nevertheless, in Ardor, right now, you can create this Approval Model! Details are below.

The steps:

Step 1 define the approval model by your account

Step 2 define the “Not” approval model referring to the approval model from step 1.

Step 3 submit the recovery transaction using the “Not” approval model

Step 4 approve the transaction to prevent it from executing

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  • Adedayo Adebajo at Medium – Best Practices for Sharing Ardor and Nxt with the World

It is kind of sad that this article needs to exist, but such are the times we live in: best practices for online sharing of the “Gospel of Ardor and Nxt.” The “best practices” really amount to common sense, but this is an important piece to consume. The truth is that blockchain is still a pretty “high-level” technology that requires a fair tech understanding to truly grasp, let alone use. Therefore it is entirely too easy for a well-meaning Ardor fan on Slack or a Nxt lover on Discord to just BOMBARD users with links and WALLS O’ TEXT that make anyone’s eyes glaze over. Be gentle, be thoughtful, have a plan. Read and the preach the word Nxters!

Steps to live by:

Convincing people about a blockchain technology and its advantage is synonymous to sharing your faith with a nonbeliever.

1. First thing to do is to: Pick an Appropriate Channel and Sometimes, Choose the Perfect Time…
2. Another thing you may want to consider doing ahead of this is to: Prepare Your Message…
3. Prepare Your Questions…
4. 4. Always be ready to refer…

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  • Adedayo Adebajo at Medium – Blockchain Technology and the End of Corruption

One of the very first whitepapers I ever read on blockchain technology was about how series of sequentially hashed files, referred to as a digital ledger technology, could be used to eliminate corruption. This is a very noble use case for this technology as yes, the data is essentially immutable and there is transparency – but it is not perfect. This well-written article sells you on the amazing benefits of how the blockchain can end corruption. What this article overlooks is the human element of the blockchain – the technology cannot detect when you falsely tag your produce as organic and fresh, that a permissioned-blockchain is not perfectly transparent, and so on and so forth. It is hyperbolic to claim the blockchain will end all corruption, but it is true to say that using the blockchain is a great step to improving transparency and minimizing corruption.

The author wrote:

Let’s look, for example, into the features on the Ardor blockchain that can help eradicate the existence of corruption focusing on the Internal Generated Revenue section, simply by keeping records and tracks of information and transactions. Lest I forget, I believe it is generally known that the essence of Cryptocurrency is that they will one day replace the FIAT. As it’s already difficult to control double-spending in paper currency and printing of new ones into the circulation, initiating a token distribution will be the first step in this.

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  • Ardor Named in the Book “Le Grand Répertoire des Cryptomonnaies”

A nice shoutout to Ardor as it is mentioned in this French-language book as one of the 30 most important currencies notnamed Bitcoin.

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  • Usethebitcoin – All You Need to Know About Ardor Cryptocurrency | Beginner’s Guide in 2018

This well-written and excellently compiled article does a great job presenting the many selling points of Ardor: Ardor has customizable child chains with the main chain handling network and transaction processing, child chains are easily deployable Blockchain-as-a-Service (BaaS) solutions. Unlike the first article in this section, the correct rankings are given to Nxt and Ardor in terms of market capitalizations.

The author wrote:

Last but not least, it’s important not to forget that Ardor is a very powerful platform that may very well be adopted by multiple companies around the globe as it offers a short time for implementation and extremely wide customizability. This makes it ideal for companies looking to work with blockchain technologies but don’t have the resources to create custom ones from the ground up.

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PRICE EVOLUTION

  • TradingView – ARDR Breaks Out! by tjpezlo

Source

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  • TradingView – ARDR in Accumulation Zone  by bluesfan233

Source

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  • Weekly NXT/ARDR/IGNIS Price Evolution

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

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

The following graphic shows the IGNIS / Bitcoin exchange price at Bittrex over this past week:

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And that is the news of last week! Continue to imagine the great things that the blockchain can do to improve your life, and then try and act on your inspiration! Research is hard, but imagination is harder.

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

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

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Nxter News – July 2018 (II): Earth Provides Enough To Satisfy Every Person’s Needs, But Not Every Person’s Greed

July (II)

 

Welcome, dear Nxters and other followers!

Yes, we have entered the holiday season, if you are in the Northern hemisphere which you likely are. Less is happening, less to write about, more time to spend with the family. Right? Well, of course, we do appreciate you reading this, but is your kid (or mom!) watching you right now? Are you hanging out with someone? If not, why aren’t you? Make their holidays yours too, if you can. We will do ours and keep the summaries short for the next few weeks while still keeping you up-to-date.

Let’s forget about our greed and take care of our needs only. Good news for you, we know by chance that many Ignis Asset token issuers and Ardor child chain businesses are working hard right now, even on their holiday. What more do you need to know? Your investments are doing fine.

The ANG had many announcements, new Meetups were announced, a new Ignis puzzle!, the Triffic ICO is underway, Dominium put out a nice informational video, new info about clones, and the Chinese community is so much alive! Lior wrote about RNG with Lightweight contracts, and an impassioned plea from one of our guest writers about being a smart investor, as well as our plea for you to inform us about any IGNIS airdrop issues relating to HitBTC  – just to name a few. Dig in.

Thank you for embracing us as we take you on a journey through the busy week that was, Summer style.

COMMUNITY

MEETUPS

BUSINESSES ON ARDOR

EXCHANGES

  • Support your Tokens
    • CoinPulse – You can vote for NXT/ARDR/IGNIS
    • Bithumb – Let your Voice be Heard
    • CryptalDash – Request for your Favorite Coin to be Listed

DEVELOPMENT

CLONES

IN THE MEDIA

PRICE EVOLUTION

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


COMMUNITY

  • Jelurida

Last week Lior announced a new integrated third-party Nxt Wallet exchange:

  • Integration of ChangeNOW_io Into the NXT Wallet

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Lior had enough of certain ICO’s…

And he had pizza and beers:

  • Israel & Blockchain (Pizza & Beer), July 10th

Source

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Now, let’s get to what the community has going on.

  • Nxter Puzzle: Japanese Kakuro

This week you can win 500 IGNIS.

First Week Solution

Marius – @madfox what was the solution to the first one ?

madfox – @Marius great sent sorrow machine piece score aunt completely wild rather remove heel (both ARDOR and NXT accounts are empty now!)

Last week’s Korea themed crossword puzzle hasn’t been solved.

Last week we called Madfox the “Puzzle Master” and soon you will understand why. This week Madfox created another puzzle, and this time it is inspired by the Japanese games and culture.

Madfox wrote:

Rules are simple:
Step 1. Solve all the kakuro-puzzles and fill in all the numbers (figure 1).
Step 2. Make up the passphrase by using figure 2.

Words of the passphrase consist of numbers. The order of the numbers in a word is shown by arrows. The index number of the word is the large blue number.

The passphrase is 98 words long. Words must be separated by spaces.
Find the passphrase and it will give you full access to account ARDOR-9XAM-4D97-LUWU-CD53C with 500 IGNIS kindly sponsored by Ardor Nxt Group.

Click to enlarge or print

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  • The Ardor and Nxt Group – Updates

Elizabeth of the ANG was busy last week!

Infographics Showing How to Run a Node, Easy Peasy + July Bounty

Yes, it is bounty time. Get free IGNIS for setting up an Ardor node this July!

Elizabeth – Earlier I saw someone with questions about setting up a node

Wonder how?

NXT

Ardor

Elizabeth announced:

ANG will give 249 Ignis to every person who sets up a node in the month of July. Let’s build our network!

And it’s easy to run NXT [and ARDR] on the same server.

http://www.ardornxt.group/bounties-contests/set-ardor-node

Community Ambassadors Website

Yes, we got ambassadors, and maybe you can become one too. Elizabeth wrote:

The very first step of the community ambassadors page is live. I know there will be feedback and it will probably already be on my list. I’m posting here for transparency into what I’m working on. I’m very busy with family obligations this weekend and will not be able to participate in ongoing dialog about this. But, here it is:
https://www.ardornxtcommunity.com

We will replace everyone’s photo with them in their new tee shirts when they arrive and give a login for everyone to update their profiles will social info and a showcase of their projects and work. And the list is not complete. If you aren’t there and think you should be, please contact me.

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Ardor NXT Community Discord

Discord is great and the ANG is working to develop an official one. Spread the love and share the invitation to grow the community. Slack is still our main entrance, but no doubt Discord will catch on.

CullensAnton wrote:

Hi everyone. For a few weeks we’ve had our Discord environment running and we are working hard to develop the Ardor NXT Community Discord server further with lots of nice features. Please share this invitation link as much as possible so we can grow even faster. Thanks in advance, and keep in touch!
https://discord.gg/ZrBhZNp

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MEETUPS

  • Workshop of the Ardor Platform in Mnemo’s Offices

There was an Ardor workshop hosted by Almonte (Jelurida) and Isaac Martin (Mnemo) on July 5th in Madrid.

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

  • Hackathon / Gamejam time. August 24-26th in Austria. 

Learn about Purposeful Gaming on the blockchain with this upcoming workshop/hackathon in beautiful Krems, Austria.

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BUSINESSES ON ARDOR

  • Triffic ICO Underway!

Last week the Triffic ICO began. The rounds are still ongoing, with the purchase price for the tokens only increasing after each round is sold. Ten percent (100,000,000) GPS tokens are available for sale during this ICO. The rest are awarded to users of the app.

Coinerz wrote:

Hello everybody. A friendly reminder that today is the last day where you can purchase GPS Tokens for $0.12. The price goes up to $0.16 for the next round. Also, our https://triffic.world website and white paper will be available in Chinese, Korean and Japanese tomorrow.

ANN | Website | Pitch Deck | Whitepaper | English Telegram

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

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  • New C2C assets

Coin2Coin has issued their new assets.

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  • Bitswift Child Chain Update

Last week the Bitswift team created a solar Bitswift bundler – harnessing the power of the Sun to “harvest” crypto.

bitswiftbro wrote:

It works! Finding a passthrough battery was a bit tough, garden trolls approve!

Bitswift bundling (harvesting crypto) using the power of the sun.
Will get these parts on the shop along with a how-to guide.

Paul Busch: sha256 / scrypt setup for comparison 🙂

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  • Dominium

Last week we spotlighted a review of Dominium, the soon to be Ardor child chain. Real estate, great. Blockchain, great. Real estate on the blockchain? The following video does a good job introducing Dominium and explaining its use case.

The Problem Dominium Seeks To Solve
While the real estate market has a capitalization of 217 trillion USD, it does not have the adequate technologies to be a really lucrative and intuitive market for the users in a year like 2018. There are many important technologies appearing that can reduce centralization and financial barriers that affect this market. The solution can be seen on the blockchain platform that this company has decided to create.

Dominium is yet another real estate platform that has perceived the value of the tokenization of the assets in this industry. As tokens, they can easily have more liquidity and be easier to sell. The personnel involved in the company seems to also be very experienced so we have good expectations about this company.

Announcement 

DOMINIUM Announcement Telegram Channel: t.me/DominiumPlatform

AirDrop and Referral Program: Register an account on https://dominium.me and submit AML / KYC to qualify.

YouTube video about AML / KYC procedure in case something is not clear: https://youtu.be/rzmXLa5gQC4

Translations: Assist with translating Dominium and receive even more DOM tokens

DOM token: Can be used to pay for transactions on Dominium, such as creating assets, voting for charities, listing properties, buy and sell assets, etc. As such the DOM token is a utility token.

Assets: Assets created on the platform will be property backed funds generating income for token holders. As such they will be securities.

PRE-ITO: Option to reserve DOM tokens at 80% discount is now open
– Create account
– Pass AML / KYC for clearance level 1
– Reserve tokens through the reservation form (READ THE MESSAGE IN THE FORM)
– Payment can only be made once we actually open the PRE-ITO (somewhere before the 3rd of September 2018)
– Payment instructions will be sent out on a first reserved first served basis

ITO – Launch date is set for Monday the 3rd of September 2018 at 12:00 CET.

Thanks for supporting Dominium and assisting with digitalising the property world and making it fully transparent.

Make sure to check out our Referral Program – We are giving away 100 million (Yes, that is 100,000,000) DOM tokens in our Airdrop and Referral Program -Dominium Airdrop Referral Program Tutorial : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lnl5y5yzFaU&t=1s

Gudo Thijssen – Come and say hello to Dominium at the ICO London 2018 conference!!

Read the Full Article: Dominium ICO (DOM Token): Blockchain Property Financing & Management?

Learn more: ANNWebsite | Pitch Deck | English Telegram Chatroom | Telegram Announcements

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  • Janus – Status Update

Pictures from the slow and ongoing process of installing everything needed in the new office.

Bjorn Janus,

Wiring has finally begun

 

Bjorn Janus

I have begun standard security protocols and Tj will help finish cameras

We still wiring lights. There is literally nothing but power and space here when we began. If anyone wants to help fund costs we put up some sell walls on ardor exchange. No pressure but every penny counts.
More to come after this weekend. Network, lights, machines and fans plus duct work next week.

Then reassemble to the new rack system. Based on my current calculation we can put 66 gpu per rack using the new method each rack has 60 amp PDU being attached to it. Safe level of wattage per rack will be 12000 watts

This time no fuck ups . Again everyone…i am sorry that miscalculation was my fault entirely. I was over by 1300 watts.

Samu C,

Need a whip? 😉

Bjorn Janus,

When i view my bank account from the 7 month loss it beats me enough i think haha
Revenue lost since mid december is in the 420k usd range.

Lobos is currently working on exchange, blockchain news site, and more. The exchange will become a hub for several items of our work.
Mining, trading, more. I am cooking up a way to get Janus users an account flagged to them, but need to continue working on farm and the development blueprints and ideas for it even if janus has crawled to this point the users who put money into will find a refuge and are not forgotten
Same with Kreds

Janus asset ID on the ARDOR platform: 4348103880042995903.

Website | Follow Janus on Telegram and Twitter

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EXCHANGES

  • Support your Tokens

HitBTC, what is up?

Sources tell us you still have not distributed your customers’ IGNIS from the airdrop on 1.1.2018?!! This is over seven months ago!

Please, Nxters, if you have not yet gotten you IGNIS airdropped from exchanges that promised to support it, please contact us.

CoinPulse

You can vote for NXT/ARDR/IGNIS here:

https://request.coinpulse.io/suggestions/7170/nxt-coin-decentralizing-the-future

https://request.coinpulse.io/suggestions/7171/ardor-platform-ardr

https://request.coinpulse.io/suggestions/7172/ignis-coin

Bithumb

Let your voice be heard:

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

CryptalDash – Request for your Favorite Coin to be Listed

https://www.cryptaldash.com/request-coin-listing

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DEVELOPMENT

  • Ardor Lite App – Apple Store

The Apple App Store is reviewing the iOS version of the Ardor Lite app. Android users can install the app from the Google Play Store.

mrv777

Just keeping everyone updated with iOS version of Ardor Lite. Latest update from Apple:

Hello,

Thank you for providing this information. Your app is still in review but is requiring additional time. We will provide further status updates as soon as we are able.
Thank you for your continued patience.

Best regards,
App Store Review

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  • Walletnxt.com – Third-Party Wallet

Screenshots of the latest, stable version of the app. Changelog of the latest improvements included below.

Zhang wrote:

walletnxt1.0.5: The MTR is not compatible with the old version, please upgrade to 1.0.5

1. Currency transaction
2. Add Mtr currency support, optimize APL currency field support
3. Add status: not activated, in the rental, node failure, block height
4. Add NXT Lease
5. Modify the fee calculation and get the minimum commission from the server.
6. Add a local verification transaction: unsignedTransactionBytes to avoid node fraud
7. Scan code payment
8. Code optimization

More About WalletNxt

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  • Slack-like Message Board Build on Ardor

The community is great when people decide to build great things like this new Ardor message board that looks and feels like Slack.

galeki – Just finish my toy: a Slack like message board build on Ardor:

It’s a 9K html file and I uploaded to DataCloud if someone interested: http://localhost:27876/nxt?requestType=downloadTaggedData&transactionFullHash=2a7e3b5d70c455f338ab88dd4418aa16aa965274763d9a4cfbf229f60c2e9b92&chain=2&retrieve=true

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CLONES

  • New Clone? XendBit – Decentralised Crypto Currency Wallet and Exchange

The whitepaper talks about Nxt, but … they confuse basic terms … like Nxt and Ardor. This whole project reeks to high heaven. Imagine if buzzwords were thrown together in a grammatically correct, yet entirely nonsensical way. XendBit wants to

https://www.xendbit.com/

CryptoDemetrius:

They mention it being a fork of the NXT technology in the beginning, but then refer to it as an Ardor child chain in the ITO section. Then in the token distribution section, it says 10% to NXT/Ardor wallet holders. Not entirely clear how it will work. But it says the whole ICO process will be an ERC20 token!! Not sure why you would start on Ethereum when you need KYC and other protocols in place, which Ardor account/asset controls can do.

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IN THE MEDIA

  • NXTer.org – Dear Investors, It’s Time To Face The Real Facts

This guest post by frequent contributor, WatchTower, talks about the cold reality of investing – specifically with regards to crypto and ICO’s. The reality is that anyone can claim to have a solid product and anyone can throw around buzzwords but it is up to you, yes you dear reader, to do your due diligence. Investing your money is not a “get-rich-quick” scheme and attempting to do so is very likely a recipe for disaster. Do not take my word for it, take his.

He wrote:

“…determining the worthwhileness of the investment…. requires time…. to learn and know more about a new industry.”

Source

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  • PingMod – Scalability Solutions for Blockchain Companies

Scalability is a key component of any piece of software or any idea in the business world – and blockchain is no different. This article highlights Ardor as being one of the only solutions to scaling a blockchain service.

 

‘Lightweight Contracts’ by Ardor

… Ardor is exploring a different approach, known as ‘the lightweight contract’, which it hopes will be both more flexible and more scalable than the current solutions available. In this approach, only the parties that have an interest in the contract will be required to process and verify it.

These lightweight contracts will provide pretty much everything that Ethereum smart contracts do. In addition, they’ll be integrated with everything Ardor already provides out of the box.

These built-in API features create a layer of flexibility and automation, resulting in a very powerful tool that can be used for developing more sophisticated server-side decentralized applications.

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  • Lior Yaffe at Medium – Random Number Generator in Contracts

A read about how Ardor lightweight contracts have a fast and secure method for random number generation. Lior elaborates on the many use cases where such a seemingly simple thing is actual of key importance.

Lior wrote:

But as always with lightweight contracts, we still need to trust the contract runner not to cheat, and to verify this, the contract runner must share its secret random seed securely with a validator node before executing the contract. Validators can then repeat the seed calculation and verify that the contract runner indeed executed the contract stored in the blockchain and calculated the random seed according to the protocol. In this case, a multi-signature setup where the validator account needs to approve every transaction submitted by the contract runner provides extra protection.

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  • Cryptodigestnews – NXT Blockchain – What You Should Know

An interesting first part installment in a five-part series comparing and contrasting popular blockchains.

Conclusion
Nxt platform is an innovative project that extensively explores the potential of Blockchain technology. It was designed as a Blockchain 2.0 — which is a newer and upgraded version of the Bitcoin-style Blockchain.

Through the use of a PoS consensus algorithm, the platform is poised to disrupt Fintech, crowdfunding as well as governance. Crypto enthusiasts should keep an eye on this platform to see more value it will offer in 2018.

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PRICE EVOLUTION

  • TradingView – ARDR Long by cryptoworldnews

Source

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  • TradingView – IGNIS/BTC – Nice Signs by AbuK

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  • Weekly NXT/ARDR/IGNIS Price Evolution

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

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

The following graphic shows the IGNIS / Bitcoin exchange price at Bittrex over this past week:

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And that is the news of last week! Enjoy summer, embrace those close to you, accept differences and continue to grow and learn!

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

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

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Nxter News – July 2018 (I): Strength Lies In Differences, Not In Similarities

July (I)

 

Welcome, dear Nxters and other followers!

A nice inspiring thing to realize is that everyone is different and that is a good thing. Our community is made stronger by the great diversity it contains – we have many active Nxters in the US, Europe, China, Korea, Russia, and many other places the world over. A unique result of this diversity is that Nxter needs to reach many people across a vast array of mindsets and cultures, which is a challenge for us, but we embrace it. Diversity yields strength; do not always surround yourself with the same people, the same routines, the same work day after day or you will “wither” like a flower, in more ways than one. Embrace differences between people, in cultures, even in blockchains.

For the platforms we cover, last week was (as usual) eventful – we can challenge you to follow in the footsteps of MrV777 – set up a solar-powered Raspberry Pi Ardor node, a new Binance Proof-of-Concept was released by Patoshi, the Triffic ICO has begun, Dominium was reviewed, there’s a new puzzle for you puzzle geeks or bounty hunters, a new potential Ardor clone, and much more.

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

COMMUNITY

BUSINESSES ON ARDOR

EXCHANGES

  • Support your Tokens
    • OKEx Ardor video
    • CoinPulse – You can vote for NXT/ARDR/IGNIS
    • Bithumb – Let your Voice be Heard
    • CryptalDash – Request for your Favorite Coin to be Listed

DEVELOPMENT

CLONES

IN THE MEDIA

PRICE EVOLUTION

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


COMMUNITY

  • Jelurida

Let us get busy.

Three New Developers

Last week Jelurida announced, quite stealthily, that they have added 3 more devs – a good sign of their determination to continue building a product that can help many people and businesses.

A Reminder of Lior’s Presentation in Korea

This video covers Lior’s productive presentation in South Korea from weeks ago. The video is long, over 100 mins, but the timestamps below allow you to skip to the parts about Lightweight Contracts.

Lior wrote:

“We can split the blockchain network into sub-nets each responsible for its own child chains. Then like the Visa network does today, we can scale globally.”

Quality does suck a little but…
1:07:50 – Intro to Transaction Vouchers
1:14:24 –  Intro to Lightweight Contracts

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WEBIT.FESTIVAL in Sofia

Also last week Jelurida was present in Bulgaria.
From the pictures below we can tell that they were a popular booth.

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  • New Ardor Chinese Website

Chinese community member, Zhang, is developing an Ardor Chinese-language website.

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  • Nxter’s Puzzle – SOLVED – plus a new One!

Last week Nxter created a crossword puzzle whose solution was the secret passphrase of an Ardor account with 100 IGNIS and 50 NXT tokens on the Nxt blockchain. Congratulations to the winner who solved the crossword and emptied the account!

This week: Korean mood

Madfox ‘The Puzzler’ writes:

Good morning! This weeks puzzle’s ready! This is true Korean mood.

I set the amount of reward – 100 IGNIS. All clues are Korea-related.

New York times, Guardian and now Nxter – all of them have weekly crosswords ))) – But Nxter pays crypto 🙂

Click the image to open and print the puzzle.

Embrace our differences – educate yourself about Korean culture, as you hunt the bounty. All the words in the puzzle are part of the passphrase for account ARDOR-UTHV-KLBP-U82K-HHP3U.

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BUSINESSES ON ARDOR

  • Triffic ICO has begun!

The long-awaited and much anticipated Triffic ICO has begun!

Coinerz wrote:

GPS Tokens are priced at just $̶0̶.̶2̶0̶ $0.12 each – that’s a 40% saving on the regular ICO price. Visit http://triffic.world now to take part in our pre-ICO week one.

We accept payment in BTC, ETH, ARDR, IGNIS and NXT – and if you purchase with Ardor, you will be entitled to a further 10% GPS Token bonus, whilst paying with Ignis or Nxt will get you a 5% bonus.

ANN | Website | Pitch Deck | Whitepaper | English Telegram

 

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

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  • Dominium – Reviewed + KYC/AML Tutorial

Long-time contributor of our community, segfaultsteve, wrote a review of Dominium. After reading his opinion below, you can check out the short 9 minuted tutorial video on how to pass “Clearance Level 1” on the Dominium website. We, at Nxter, are excited about this well-thought-out and very real project.

A Review of Dominium

Learn more: ANNWebsite | Pitch Deck | English Telegram

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  • EZYcount Update

EZYcount has issued their Ignis asset. If you are interested in buying this asset from the Ardor Asset DEX, then bookmark Asset ID 14004020396567362190, the issuing account is ARDOR-W3PP-PSMZ-A2DE-2VKQ9. 20 million of these “EZYTaal” assets have been issued, with no sell orders yet.

ANNWebsite | LinkedIn | Reddit

As ALWAYS when you deal with decentralized trading, make sure you know what you do. As opposed to many centralized exchanges the Nxt and Ignis Asset Exchanges have never been hacked, the DEX has worked solidly since 2014. This does NOT mean, however, that there have not been scam attempts and victims of scams on the Asset Exchange – no surprise. Read our tutorial on how to trade on the Asset Exchange, and learn how to avoid falling for scams or end up buying the wrong asset.

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  • Janus – Status Update

If you are curious or frustrated about the lack of word from the Janus team about the status of their move into a new headquarters and JNSHash mining, then consume the release below.

ascendus wrote:

Hello, Jns Community, this post serves as an update of the different phases initially delineated to start JNSHash mining.

1. Building owner stated May 1st we could move in and begin setup. This is based on his construction team finishing the framing and drywall of the facility and installation of the first 400 amps electric.
Status : DONE. INITIAL DATE WAS POSTPONED 1.5 MONTH

2. Once that is ready we can begin getting the building filled with all the equipment. It requires several people to get this setup and we have all the parts but need to create a new rack system that will take some time even after may 1st. (need to hang drop outlets, set up the network, cards, rigs, etc…)
Status: IN PROGRESS…

3. Then a major change to the system and payouts is required via an exchange system. Hashpower exchange versus our methods from last year announced.
We have a developer working on that now and if everything goes as planned then the exchange for hashpower and the mining rigs should coincide when ready.
Status: BEING DEVELOPED

More on this plus revised documents will be released.

Janus asset ID on the ARDOR platform: 4348103880042995903.

Website | Follow Janus on Telegram and Twitter

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EXCHANGES

  • Support your Tokens

NXT and ARDR recently got voted into the OKEx exchange.

Now OKEx  released a great promotional video about Ardor:

Nice one, but we can do more! You can share this video!

Opportunities to demonstrate support for ARDR / IGNIS and NXT:

CoinPulse

You can vote for NXT/ARDR/IGNIS here:

https://request.coinpulse.io/suggestions/7170/nxt-coin-decentralizing-the-future

https://request.coinpulse.io/suggestions/7171/ardor-platform-ardr

https://request.coinpulse.io/suggestions/7172/ignis-coin

Bithumb

Let your voice be heard:

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

CryptalDash – Request for your Favorite Coin to be Listed

https://www.cryptaldash.com/request-coin-listing

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DEVELOPMENT

  • Walletnxt.com – Third-Party Wallet Developed by Zhang

Zhang wrote:

Reopen ACTN, thanks for ACTN supports

More About WalletNxt

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  • Ardor Charity Development Opportunity

This article describes the process of CryptoMed wanting to create a blockchain that supports charity development. How Ardor was chosen and the aims of the project. A very interesting and inspiring must-read for all with a heart! No BS!

The author wrote:

Why Ardor?

Because Ardor’s representatives reached out to me (on an unrelated matter) to educate me about their blockchain technology. I noted that, for such a well-composed and formulated project, it seemed like they were relatively obscure in comparison to other projects in the space.

I was going to leave the conversation at that and just continue on living my life. But then I thought…ARDOR gives me the opportunity to build a blockchain, not just a token. Which is what I need for what I’m doing.

Also, the innovation of child and parent chains is what allows for this to be more feasibly implemented with transparency, which is key.

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  • Binance – Dexathon,  Proof of Concept DEMO by XCUBICLE

Last May we wrote about an unofficial Binance “Dexathon”, where Patoshi presented a Binance DEX demo using a modified Ardor client. Below is a video of Patoshi demoing how a Binance chain might work with Ardor, running on a Raspberry Pi for good measure!

Patoshi:

Finalizing my Binance Ardor Dex Submission. I want to go over it with someone. anyone… if anyone has ears to listen.

Lior:

You can send it over to me

Patoshi

Not the best, but its just a quick overview of the POC of how a binance chain might work with Ardor. I have to submit the reskinned ardor code so they see i actually did something i think and a bunch of other content I’m sending to them. I’ll submit when i wake up in the morning.. its 2:30am here.

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CLONES

  • Cyronium, a new Ardor Clone?

Is it a clone of Ardor? Is it a Nxt clone? The white paper does not distinguish very well between Nxt and Ardor, which sets off red flags because they are two different platforms. Indonesian based Cyronium wants to be a gold-backed blockchain token with three child chains. Elizabeth, the director of the ANG, tried reaching out.

Elizabeth:

What do we know about this? http://www.digitaljournal.com/pr/3830389
It seems to be a clone… I will try to make contact.

madfox:

https://www.cyronium.com/documents/whitepaper-en.pdf

It seems they do not distinguish between NXT and Ardor.

See their FAQ

They wrote, in their Press Release:

A crypto asset backed by real gold reserves, combining the disruptive potential of cryptocurrencies with the lasting value of precious metals. This cryptocurrency, Cyronium will open its initial coin offering (ICO) for institutional and private investors on July 27th 2018.

Cyronium’s founder, Mardigu Wowiek Prasantyo, seems to be some celebrity in Indonesia. A serial entrepreneur, a former hypnotherapist with a specialty in terrorism, writer, business adviser, founding father of Rumah Yatin – an org running 90 orphanages, a bossman, and self-proclaimed trillionaire with various companies in the field of oil and gas, he seems well connected and a visionary brand. With Cyronium, Mardigu WP aims to end poverty in undeveloped countries.

Reading (and understanding) the Cyronium white paper and FAQ is not easy, as they seem to have been translated into English by machines. What I get is that they plan to clone Nxt and use it to build their own “Ardor”-like platform. Sometimes they talk about sidechains, other times Child Chains. However, the token they sell in their ICO is an asset token issued on the Ardor platform (as a placeholder token I assume), and it will trade on one exchange only, namely santara.co.id.

Their “child chains” will be Tree, Volko, and Koinako.

Each of them will have backed up physical assets from real businesses. For Tree coin, the physical asset is the specific crops planted within the business ecosystem managed by Cyronium. For Volko, the assets is the business owned by Small- Medium Enterprises, managed by the Cyronium team. For Koinako, it is rented accommodation. The profit of physical asset raised by the particular coin will be distributed to the investors, based on the number of coins that they have.

It does sound like a permissioned Ardor child chain setup with three controlled profit-sharing assets issued by Cyronium would do the trick if you ask me. That way they do not have to airdrop 10% gold-backed tokens, they would get expert support and free security updates from Jelurida’s core development team and they would not have to bootstrap their own clone, be it of Nxt or Ardor (Ardor would be overkill, IMHO). We will follow this and look forward to the clarity Elizabeth’s research brings to the table.

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  • Apollo (APL) Update

The community does not seem to be sold on the validity of Apollo, a coin based on NXT. Last week a Jelurida core dev looked into the source code and he was not impressed. The head Nxter editor stumbled onto the following video that tries to hype the Apollo project at the expense of Ardor. The video creator does not come off as being credible or unbiased. Much misinformation out there.

Apenzl wrote:

So, according to this YouTuber, “Victor of Apollo is a branding expert”. That’s great. But for some reason he keeps dissing Ardor, saying it’s just a simple update of Nxt (???), nothing special, a bad idea, and importantly: very bad marketed. Watching the CMC charts of Ardor and Nxt, he then concludes that he is quite sure “Apollo can achieve what the other project [Ardor] was trying to”…. I get the impression that either he has NO idea about what the Ardor platform is – or he is deliberately trolling it to better shill APL.

It looks like his idea is to push Apollo as an equal competitor to Ardor by ignoring what Ardor is but using the fact that Ardor was built from Nxt – which Apollo cloned. Funny. And wow. Why not focus on the privacy features they want to implement in Nxt? The “ligthning fast” Hermes protocol they want to make?

“Oh, but don’t listen to me; it’s your choice – buy the APL coin and you will be rich very soon – or miss out”, it goes on. Maybe he is right, Apollo will show better shilling skills than Jelurida with their nummerous gold-lettered pre-announcements of future partnerships on social media, and a merchandise store as the first milestone on their roadmap. It’s just that this is blockchain business, and until you get your code straight, it’s very serious business! Because it’s about real people, real money and lives, not just doing what it takes to sell a cool app in the appstore. I sincerely hope the Apollo team is fully aware of that.

The video is from a 3rd party videoblogger, for official Apollo info, please visit:

Website | Whitepaper | Twitter

APL coin was airdropped to NXT holders (snapshot taken on January 14th) and may turn out to be the next grand evolution of blockchain privacy and compression – or not. To login to the Apollo wallet you need to use the same private key (passphrase) that you use to log in to your Nxt wallet, so please take into consideration the info given here about how to move your clone coins to a new address in a safe way.

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IN THE MEDIA

  • MrV at Medium – Solar Powered Ardor Blockchain Node

The developer, MrV777, published a great article, where he assembles and programs a Raspberry Pi, details how to install an Ardor node and begin forging – on a machine powered by the nuclear fusion energy of the Sun. All the hardware specs and instructions included. Talk about cool and green.

Introduction

For years I’ve been hearing about the solar powered NXT node and have been meaning to build my own for Ardor. So I finally got around to it and wanted to share my experience.

 

The build:

Parts

  • Raspberry Pi B
  • Solar panels
  • Battery
  • USB cable
  • Display
  • Case
  • SD card

For our use it is better to get the Raspberry Pi3 B instead of the B+. We don’t need the extra bandwidth of 5.8ghz wireless or the extra CPU speed. Also, it’s cheaper and more energy efficient.
So for my setup, these are the parts I went with:

Power usage and solar panels

So here are the solar panels and batteries that I ended up trying through this project:

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  • Agefi – L’outil de Comptabilité EZYcount Veut se Financer Grâce à la Blockchain

EZYcount received nice coverage in this French newspaper. The snippet below shows the featured photo of the creator, Vivien, and the article. A digital link is also included.

johnmcloud wrote:

Nice mention of Ardor on page 5 of today’s l’AGEFI (in relation to EZYcount)

Source

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  • Lior Yaffe at Medium – Crypto Investment Strategy

Lior wrote frankly about the state of NXT regarding the IGNIS Airdrop, if you invested at the peak you have since lost 93% of your value! The key to crypto, in his opinion, is to HODL! Unless your job is being a day trader on the NYSE, do not delude yourself into thinking that you can make longterm profits on trading crypto. Lior knows this well and offers words of advice and caution to potential investors.

Lior wrote:

In a previous article I published more than 4 months ago, I explained why I think the crypto market won’t suffer from a tulip mania, dot.com or housing type crash where many investments suffered losses of 97% or more over a very short period of time.

For some investments, I was wrong. For example, folks who bought NXT during the markets peak in December lost around 93% on their investment even when factoring in the IGNIS airdrop they received. But if you look at the overall crypto market the total market cap is somewhat lower than in February, but not significantly.

Even with regards to NXT itself, people who bought NXT during 2016 and held, still made a profit and also received Ardor and some Ignis for free.

(…)

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  • Techworm – Jelurida Has The Experience to Change Smart Contracts Forever

This article describes the flexibility and scalability of Ardor – mentioning how Jelurida improved upon Smart Contracts with the upcoming implementation of Lightweight Contracts, enabling an even smoother, more automated process to writing and deploying conditioned contracts on the Ardor blockchain.

The author wrote:

….

Another interesting innovation Jelurida has been exploring is the Oracle Contract. Another contract type that is only run by select, applicable nodes, Oracle contracts allow external information to be collected by an outside source and registered on the blockchain. In other words, data that is not built into the blockchain can interact with or even produce data that is on the blockchain.

Oracle contracts have existed for a few years, but with the birth of Lightweight contracts and the node-based execution properties of Ardor, Jelurida is giving Oracles an ideal platform to easily communicate from external resources and record those communications on the blockchain.

In short, Ardor’s already flexible and scalable functionality has been improved upon even more by the implementation of lightweight contracts, enabling an even smoother, more automated, and in their own words, “elegant” means of blockchain application building.

Source

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PRICE EVOLUTION

  • TradingView – Ardor VS Bitcoin Reached The Support by trader HiTech

Source

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  • Weekly NXT/ARDR/IGNIS Price Evolution

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

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

The following graphic shows the IGNIS / Bitcoin exchange price at Bittrex over this past week:

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And that is the news of last week! Embrace change, accept differences and continue to grow and learn!

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

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

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Nxter News – June 2018 (IV): The Caterpillar Does All The Work, But The Butterfly Gets All The Publicity

June (IV)

 

Welcome, dear Nxters and other followers!

Change is important, it provides for compelling character arcs in narratives and powers evolution. Like our title suggests, caterpillars might do all the work, but butterflies get all the credit. Sucks, but it is true. One should not be content being a complacent caterpillar when you can instead be a beautiful butterfly with only a little more effort. Ardor and Nxt suffer from publicity problems – namely a lack of it. This is something that the community can help with. Take heart, one person need not do everything, but tens of thousands of you can do tiny, tiny, small things that cumulatively have a bigger effect! Read on for our impassioned call to action for you to embark upon.

Last week was busy and here is a brief list of what occurred that is relevant to our community: Developer-oriented materials are soon to be a priority for the Jelurida devs, free IGNIS to the first to solve our puzzle, instructions that you can tattoo on your forehead for helping spread knowledge of our community, new Chinese exchange on board, Dominium’s child chain has been publicly announced by Jelurida, important NXT clone news, issues with Apple’s App store, and much much more.

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

COMMUNITY

MEETUPS

BUSINESSES ON ARDOR

EXCHANGES

CLONES

DEVELOPMENT

IN THE MEDIA

PRICE EVOLUTION

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


COMMUNITY

  • Jelurida

Last week Lior revealed that after the Lightweight Contracts feature is solidified and operational on the Ardor testnet developer-oriented materials and workshops will be planned and implemented. If you consumed last week’s Nxter newsly, you know that Veronica has already delegated the writing. Also, Jelurida contracts with a PR firm – is their centralized work enough?

Marketing Company

Around a year ago Jelurida contracted with a PR firm for the IGNIS ICO. It is not well known that Jelurida currently uses the services of another PR firm. It always seems as if the online marketing of Jelurida is not quite as visible as it could, but this perhaps is unavoidable when trying to raise awareness across the planet in a more and more crowded sea!

mrv777 asked:

Does jelurida still have a marketing company? I know there was one around the launch, but can’t remember if they are still being used

Lior Yaffe responded:

We are working with PR firm https://marketacross.com/
But frankly I don’t see how the articles they are able to push are making much difference. I think even my medium articles get more exposure.

I’m thinking about packaging the lightweight contracts articles into a quasi-academic, Vitalik style, whitepaper.

Also, Lior gave a shout-out to Nxter:

NXTER is doing a great job. I think we are the only coin with its own magazine which works consistently for several years. Some of my Korean contacts pointed this out as an important strength of our marketing.

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Training Materials and Workshops for Developers

Coming off a successful trip to America where he presented materials for developers, Lior wants to prioritize the development and planning of developer-oriented workshops and training materials in order to encourage continued and sustained growth of the Ardor ecosystem. He wrote:

Once we get the lightweight contracts feature solidified and working at least on testnet we will focus on training materials and workshops for developers. I just came back from SFO where I held such an event for developers which was quite successful and we will base some of our training materials on the outcome of this event.

This is exactly something we need. Even though Ardor and its child chain API’s are well documented in the nxtwiki and partly on Jelurida’s website, new developers and users find it confusing that to begin working with Ardor, they must look into Nxt – which is understandable.

We gathered most current Nxt and Ardor dev tutorials and resources here but do look forward to updated training material and workshops.

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  • Let’s Push Reddit

Reddit is probably the most popular news aggregator on the planet, and yet there is a severely lacking Nxt and Ardor presence in the crypto subs. This should change, no this NEEDS to change. One thing we have in spades in our community is passion, but we need people to lead and demonstrate their passion on Reddit subs.

thomasveil:

I feel like a broken record… But why is our reddit game so bad? We complain about missing coverage in outlets, but reddit is much more read than any news page. Heck, most pages get their news content from reddit. It’s free to access for us – so no barrier except for upvotes.
We shouldn’t “brigade”, but right now we’re non-existent in the general crypto subs.

/r/cryptocurrency | /r/nxt | /r/ignis | /r/ardor

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  • Ardor Nxt Community Chatroom on Discord

Speaking of an online presence, the ANG is launching a new Discord after having issues with the previous one.

Elizabeth (ANG) wrote:

I’ve just created a new space for us in Discord called Ardor Nxt Community with the hope it will be more identifiable for us and as a new place to start again as the creator of the JUG channel is AWOL and I don’t have complete admin permissions to manage things there. Please join me here: https://discord.gg/EnxmDnu

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  • Nxter’s Puzzle – Knowledge is Power

Let us play a game. Our Russian site editor Madfox came up with an idea for our readers that is fun and even possible for you to win a prize. Solve the crossword below to get the 12 words in the passphrase of an account with 50 IGNIS in it!

All the words in the puzzle are part of the passphrase for account ARDOR-9R5Z-B6QD-84UE-6UCQW / NXT-9R5Z-B6QD-84UE-6UCQW.

Solve it, and you’ll get access to withdraw the 50 IGNIS bounty, plus a 50 NXT bounty, too. Enjoy!

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  • Just Sitting on Your Bags will not be Enough

Change is needed, dear readers. It is not enough to complain or become complacent, our community continues to grow but we need to fuel it. Last week we polled our readers about how many claps we would get on our Medium version of the weekly newsletter. Here’s what you voted for – and how it went:

Sad to say, 44% of 83 voters landed their bet way off, and the 14% minority was correct. As the Twitter vote came to an end, our post on Medium had reached 118 views and 764 claps. Nxters, this means that we have very optimistic Twitter followers who are also optimistic about the presence and outreach of Nxter, ANG, Jelurida, and the Nxt, Ignis and Ardor blockchains, projects, and businesses online.

But too optimistic.

What I am getting at is that you can not just wait for your ARDR / NXT / IGNIS tokens to increase in value, or even expect other blockchain enthusiasts to know that Nxt and Ardor exist, only because you own some and Jelurida raised money in their IGNIS ICO. It may sound crazy, but it is how it is.  The worst thing about this is, IMHO – you know it. It is not Nxter’s fault that Jelurida continues to be plagued by sub-optimal coverage across various forms of media – that is Jelurida’s issue. No, the point is that we all need to change – many are complacent with where things are but complain that things should be better – YES THEY SHOULD – but YOU (yes you!) can help!

You need to step up. This is decentralized tech, and we need decentralized promotion, we are dealing with “best tech baddest pump” software, and yeah, you can sit back and think: in time the truth will be known, but the momentary truth is, that the best tech does not always win. It needs to be pushed. And what better time to push Nxt and Ardor? You know what will happen. It will grow. Maybe you sit on some bags, buy some more at these low levels. Hope for them to stay this low until you get your next monthly paycheck. Or you focus on Ethereum pump’n’dump ICO tokens, all those stupid whitepaper ICO’s with no real tech, trust or proven devs behind their projects.

Newcomers come, newcomers see – what should they learn about next?

We ask for your help. If you want this “best tech” to get approved and worked on by third-party devs, applications or airdropped clones, you want new assets released, ICO’s, new Ardor child chains, and IGNIS to be acknowledged as the best blockchain 3.0 use case for Ardor, then get off your ass. Join the ride.

Here is an easy way to help, make this list your daily checklist:
– Share our news. On any social media platform, to journalists, friends.
– Check Reddit. Write. You can answer and you can ask questions, you can mention us.
– Share your efforts with us. Tell us what you heard, we’ll share it too, do better than that, write a scoop, create a project on the blockchain, blog about it on Nxter, and we’ll send you a tip and do ours to help.

CoinDesk has just shown us how much we can depend on “crypto” media outlets to spread the word about the most advanced blockchain tech in existence. TBH, it is disgusting. Nxt has been around since 2013, has run flawlessly, been cloned and been taken advantage of, it’s not like Ethereum is not trying to copy it, or that Ardor isn’t running in production as the first 100% PoS scalable child chain platform in the world, with inbuilt smart contracts and all.

One can wonder why this is not considered excellent news, or at least considered interesting enough to cover. Yeah, one can wonder. Or one can recognize the truth – C.R.E.A.M. – and then take action.

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MEETUPS

  • Workshop at the TecnoCampus in Mataró, June 20th

Last week, in Spain, there was an Ardor presence at a blockchain workshop. In it, the utility of Ardor Smart Transactions was covered.

 

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  • Learn How to Write a Smart Contract in Barcelona, June 21st

Likewise, there was a showcase in Barcelona where an eager audience learned how to write and deploy a conditioned contract.

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  • FinTech Junction 2018, June 24th

On Sunday, Lior attended a fintech conference in Israel.

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

Upcoming/Ongoing:

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

This week Jelurida is one of the main exhibitors at a tech conference in Bulgaria.

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BUSINESSES ON ARDOR

  • Dominium 

Aaand, it is FINALLY official – Jelurida announced that Dominium will be launching their global property blockchain platform on a new child chain of Ardor!

 

Veronica announced:

Ardor is officially preparing to launch a child chain in 2018 with Dominium, a global property leader. Through the creation of a new child chain, Dominium will utilize Ardor to establish a fully transparent blockchain based real estate platform. Dominium chose Ardor over Ethereum after extensive research and evaluation of both platforms. “Having closely followed several blockchain technologies from conception, including Ethereum, we strongly feel that Ardor is the platform with the best features for our business, especially the controlled trading of assets” says Joost de Kruiff, a Dominium Blockchain Advisor. The child chain is expected to be operational in over 120 countries by the end of 2018.

Press Release

Dominium states:

“For a property project with potentially millions of users and assets worldwide, blockchain bloat and functionality are of a primary concern to us”, says Dominium’s Managing Director, Mark Lloyd.

Dominium will not only become a marketplace for property sales and rentals, but will also register property management activities, thus creating a fully transparent historical chain of information, serving tenants, buyers and investors alike. Dominium will also allow third party fund creators to set up property funds with standardised documentation, under an umbrella licence.

Also mentioned in “Nasdaq Magazine” ;p

You can claim 25 free DOM tokens by registering on dominium.me (if have a number that is American or Canadian (+1) then you cannot receive the verification text) plus another 25 DOM on top for every referral you make. In an email to those that already registered, the Dominium team wrote:

[Our] emails will be sent in English, but will be translated by our country ambassadors and will be posted in their respective Facebook pages and Telegram channels. Do not forget to sign up to your respective social media channels to ensure you do not miss anything as these updates relate to everything to do with Dominium’s AML / KYC procedure, airdrop, Referral Program, reasons for choosing Ardor, token economy, Initial Token Offering (ITO) dates, PRE-ITO whitelisting, new advisors/ambassadors and our future marketing and licensing plans.

TürkçeEspañol – Nederlands – 日本語русскийукраїнськаViệtDeutschIndonesiaFrançaisहिंदी

Learn more: ANNWebsite | Pitch Deck | English Telegram

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  • EZYcount Update

The white paper for EZYcount AI-automated blockchain accounting was released last week, detailing the novel Token-as-a-License (TaaL) approach to digital distribution, achievable by Ardor’s asset token functionality.

https://twitter.com/AvdiuSazan/status/1008978235437338624

Vivien wrote:

Hello Ardor Community,

Today we have published our White Paper V0.9.1. Our aim is to develop the EZYcount AI, an EZYcount-patented process to fully automate bookkeeping for the self-employed and small business owners. Access to this service will be granted through holding enough of our TaaL (Token-As-A-License) which will only be sold during the Pre-ICO and will be implemented as an asset on Ardor. The date for the Pre-ICO is not fixed yet. If that sounds interesting you are welcome to have a look at our WP. Accessible here: https://www.ezycount.ch/en/ico/

Interview Canal9 Vivien EZYcount

ANNWebsite | LinkedIn | Reddit

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  • CTC Becomes C2C

CtC is another asset issued on the Ignis child chain waiting to get developed and deployed into real life use cases. Now with a CtC Pocket Developer Kit available, last week they announced that they are rebranding themselves as C2C.

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  • Janus – KREDS Auto Masternode Installer

Last week saw holders of the JanusComXT tokens get their JNS back and the ComXT project close. While we are eagerly awaiting an update from the Janus team about the future of Janus, they are working unstoppable on growing KREDS, including the following GitHub downloadable:

Janus asset holders got Kreds airdropped, and if you hold 100K+ Kreds, you can run a masternode.

2 KREDS were credited per 1 JNS, on February 3rd at Ardor block height 48484, with a claim window of 90 days counting from the time of the Kreds Genesis block. JNS holders, if you haven’t claimed your Kreds yet – download their wallet and grab your coins. Here is how to claim you Kreds balance if you’re a Janus holder.

Janus asset ID on the ARDOR platform: 4348103880042995903

Follow Janus on Telegram and Twitter

Website | Do you want more info about Kreds? Visit: https://www.kredsblockchain.com/

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EXCHANGES

When Binance?

  • ARDR and NXT now Available at Okex

Hooray for our Chinese community!

nxt6666 wrote:

There is a good news here, NXT’s voting activity at Tokok.com is second and Ardor is sixth. So with the support of Chinese fans, we can be added to Tokok.com exchange free. Nxt/Ardor will start a new journey in China!

OKEx:

Dear Valued Customers,
We are pleased to announce that Ardor (ARDR), and NXT (NXT) is now listed on OKEx. Please take note of the following go-live schedule:

Ardor (ARDR)
1. ARDR deposit – 16:00 Jun 25 (Hong Kong Time, UTC +8)
2. ARDR spot trading (BTC Market) – 16:00 Jun 26 (Hong Kong Time, UTC +8)
3. ARDR withdrawal – 18:00 Jun 29 (Hong Kong Time, UTC +8)

NXT (NXT)
1. NXT deposit – 16:00 Jun 25 (Hong Kong Time, UTC +8)
2. NXT spot trading (BTC Market) – 16:00 Jun 26 (Hong Kong Time, UTC +8)
3. NXT withdrawal – 18:00 Jun 29 (Hong Kong Time, UTC +8)

Source

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  • AEX opens ARDR Withdrawals

Oh my, have we been waiting for this to happen? Zhang, the developer of the walletnxt mobile app, helped AEX.

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  • Support your Tokens

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

Bithumb

Let your voice be heard:

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

https://twitter.com/BithumbOfficial/status/974560572451598336

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CLONES

  • Metrodex Airdrop – Snapshot Recorded

The MTR snapshot was recorded at Nxt block 1894000.

 

From their announcement:

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

For every 10 NXT in your wallet [at the snapshot block] you receive 1 MTR with the same passphrase on Metro blockchain.

Follow the Metro thread @ nxtforum

Remember that once the MetroDEX wallet is available, you’ll need to log in to it using the same credentials that you currently use to log in to your Nxt wallet so, to maximize security, we suggest you take into consideration the info given here.

More info

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  • Volp Coin Update

A great airdrop for NXT holders? Talk is cheap Volp, we do want to believe you but we literally have nothing but your word when it comes to your product. Pre-announced is a demo of their product released in under two months that can be reviewed for the community. But until then…

https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=4107190.msg40033877#msg40033877

A quote from Volp team on Discord:

“The Volp system is disruptive and innovative, not just it as any new technology. I believe that the birth of any technology really brings with it many doubts and skepticism. The standard we are working on in a programming language is not part of the technology consensus that is currently being applied. As we already said, Volp has a language, compiler, and a protocol that was built from scratch. Within 56 days as already reported we will publish a demo, to which it can clarify all your doubts .”

More Info

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  • Apollo (APL) Update

It is always a good thing when source code is released for the community to peer review it. One of the devs at Jelurida requests that knowledgeable Java devs review the Apollo private transactions. His own first impression is below.

Berzelius (from Jelurida):

Can any independent Java dev have a closer look at the recently published Apollo source code, in particular the so-called “private” transactions that they claim to have? My personal opinion is that it is a fine sample of snake oil, intended only to mislead users, but perhaps as a Jelurida dev I am biased.

https://github.com/ApolloFoundation/Apollo
What they seem to do is either encrypt, or replace with random data, the fields in the transaction JSON returned by the API to the client, however in the peer network, in memory, and in the database, everything is still visible and can’t possibly be any other way if the node is supposed to process these transactions so the user gets the impression his data are private, while in reality they are all on the blockchain and anyone with a modified software can read them.

SwissAlps:

Hi guys,
For the moment, the ArdorExchange cannot support your [free] APL coins because the APL blockchain seems to be permanently on a FORK state…   :disappointed: :disappointed: :disappointed:

Let’s see what happens.

APL coin was airdropped to NXT holders (snapshot: January 14th), and may turn out to be the next grand evolution of blockchain compression – or not. Before you decide to buy NXT to get JPL airdrops, please be careful not to just buy the rumor. Look into what’s coming before you buy NXT to get it because an explicitly great modified clone is obviously better than a valueless one.

The Nxter Newsly is on us – we do what we can to inform you. Any investment you do is solely on you.

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DEVELOPMENT

  • Ardor Lite App – Apple Store

Last week 3rd party Ardor Lite came out of beta and the app is now available to download and use for Android users. The Apple App Store recently updated their terms for cryptocurrency apps, and Ardor Lite meets the spirit of the rules, but not the letter. Apple will only allow wallet apps for tokens that are listed by the US government, a very small list at the moment. Getting listed on a US-centric exchange like Coinbase will be the proof that Apple needs that ARDR is “legitimate.”

mrv777 wrote:

Apple denied my Ardor Lite app:

Hello, Your app facilitates the transmission of a virtual currency that is not approved for the App Store. Ardor is not an approved crypto currency.

Best regards,
App Store Review

patoshi

same denial message i got too

mrv777

So there is an approved cryptocurrency list for Apple apparently still. I was hoping it was gone, but I guess not. It is a little frustrating because they told me the same thing 6 months ago when I tried the first time and was denied, being told to try again in a few months. And that there was nothing I could do to help get Ardor approved.
Fyi for @riker too

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  • Weekly Reminder

The Nxt and the Ardor client can connect to a remote node and run as a light client, just by checking a checkbox during installation.

Lior Yaffe:

If you are connecting to a remote node then you don’t have a node installed locally. If you have a node installed locally then there is no need to connect to a remote node.

Light client is good in two cases:
1. When for some reason you want to setup a node which does not download the whole blockchain. Possibly since you have a low power device.
2. During blockchain download, to use the wallet until it is fully downloaded, we also call this mode roaming client.

Light client provides an advantage over connecting to a remote node since the Javascript used by the wallet is the local Javascript and the Javascript downloaded from a remote node. This closes an attack vector of using malicious Javascript on the remote node like some phishing sites tend to do.

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IN THE MEDIA

  • Lior Yaffe at Medium – NXT POS Block Skipping Attack Myth

Hey, if Vitalik, the creator of Ethereum, doesn’t know Nxt/Ardor but still is trash-talking it then this probably means that he considers us serious competition! Longtime readers of Ardor and Nxt know this to be true, but the hundreds of thousands to millions of Ethereum fanboys out there might not even know that a better solution than Casper (Ethereum’s long-delayed PoS algorithm) even exists.

The TL,DR; of the Medium article is that the vulnerability that Nxt / Ardor are susceptible to is interesting to note but ridiculously impractical to abuse. Do not take my word for it, but take the creator’s word:

Lior wrote:

In the Ethereum proof of stake FAQ, NXT is mentioned as suffering from a class of “Stake Grinding” attack. The author refers to this attack as “Block Skipping Attack”. In this article, I’ll explain why this imaginary attack is not practical.

….

This attack is not a serious threat.

Ethereum’s Casper POS algorithm may not suffer from this type of attack, but it has been in development for over three years and is not even close to being deployed to production. Meanwhile NXT is working successfully, in production since 2013 and Ardor, which is based on the same consensus algorithm, is working successfully in production since January 2018.

I call to the Ethereum team, please remove this unjustified criticism of the NXT proof of stake algorithm from your official documentation.

Read Article

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  • CryptoWaves  – Ardor, Blockchain for Business

“Just a dude talking about cryptocurrencies on the internet…”

Source

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  • La Vanguardia – ¿Cómo Puede Beneficiar la Tecnología ‘blockchain’ a las Empresas?

“La Vanguardia” is the 4th biggest newspaper in Spain. The digital edition of this newspaper has published this article called ‘How can companies benefit from the blockchain technology’ that talks about Jelurida and the Mataró workshop (referenced earlier), together with a brief general introduction to how a blockchain works. If the title was not a giveaway, this is a Spanish-language article.

Source

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  • Cointimes.com.br – Ardor – Criptomoeda Escalável e Voltada para Negócios

Introductory article to Ardor, written in Portuguese.

Source

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  • Kepuchina – 阿朵币

This Chinese-language article is a transcription of an interview a Jelurida dev had two years ago. The description is below.

Description:

It is really an excellent and well-thought article written about 2 years ago. This is a translation of the article by Jean-Luc https://nxtforum.org/core-development-announcements/nxt-2-0-overview/

Source

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  • 101 Blockchains – Beginner’s Guide: NXT

The spirit of this piece is good. If you are new and have absolutely no idea about what Nxt is, then this piece is immediately available for your consumption. Otherwise, do not give them your traffic as there are more comprehensive guides.

They wrote:

What is NXT Platform?

NXT is entirely different from other 1300 cryptocurrencies and is coded from scratch in JAVA. Along with this, it also comes with the various restrictive components that make it a highly secure network from bugs and hackers.

It aims at completely revolutionizing the governance, crowdfunding, and financial technology industries by not just providing the NXT cryptocurrency, but also giving them the access to the blockchain and technology associated with it.

Source

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PRICE EVOLUTION

  • TradingView – NXT/USD, Buy the Low by a.shevelev002

Source

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  • Weekly NXT/ARDR/IGNIS Price Evolution

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

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

The following graphic shows the IGNIS / Bitcoin exchange price at Bittrex over this past week:

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And that is the news of last week! Do not be complacent caterpillars when we can all be beautiful butterflies.

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

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

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

June (III)

 

Welcome, dear Nxters and other followers!

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

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

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

COMMUNITY

MEETUPS

BUSINESSES ON ARDOR

CLONES

DEVELOPMENT

EXCHANGES

IN THE MEDIA

PRICE EVOLUTION

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


COMMUNITY

  • Jelurida

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

She wrote:

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

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

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

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  • SIGBRO OFFLINE | NXTER.ORG

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

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

By the way! Should we post more on Medium?

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

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

Your Nxter sites:

English | French | Spanish | Russian | Chinese | Korean

 

  • Ardor.world Updates

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

Sergei wrote:

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

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

 

Moreover:

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

More info

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  • Ardor & Nxt Group – Workshops, Sponsorships and More

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

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

I will try to video.

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

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

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MEETUPS

  • CEBIT Festival 2018 in Hannover

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

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

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

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

Source

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  • CPC Crypto Devcon in Stanford

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

Video – Lior at CryptoDevcon: the Ardor Blockchain Bloat Solution

Good 14 minute video of Lior’s presentation.

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

Upcoming/Ongoing:

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

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

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

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BUSINESSES ON ARDOR

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

  • Triffic ICO – Founders Sale Started

James Malach has just announced:

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

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

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

James Malach (coinerz):

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

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

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

ANNWebsite | Pitch Deck | WhitepaperEnglish Telegram

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  • Bitswift Child Chain Update

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

Paul Busch wrote:

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

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

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

Onward.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Read their June Tech Update

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

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  • EZYcount, AI-Automated Blockchain Accounting

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

Vivien wrote:

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

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

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

ANNWebsite | LinkedIn | Reddit

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  • CTC ATM – Pocket Developer Edition

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

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

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

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

(…)

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

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

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

Website | Whitepaper | Twitter

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CLONES

  • Metrodex Airdrop

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

 

 

The snapshot block is getting closer, NXT holders:

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

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

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

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

Follow the thread in the forum

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  • Apollo (APL)

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

Let us emphasize what they link to from that tweet:

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

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

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

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

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  • Weekly Reminder: Clones, How to Act

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

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

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

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

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

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

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DEVELOPMENT

  • Ardor Lite Update

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

mrv777

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

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

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

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EXCHANGES

  • ARDR and NXT in Zecoex

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

Trading begins this week on June 18th.

Source

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  • Support your Tokens

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

Bithumb

Let your voice be heard:

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

https://twitter.com/BithumbOfficial/status/974560572451598336

TOKOK

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

Tokok wrote:

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

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

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

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

i42silver voted and wrote:

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

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IN THE MEDIA

 

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

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

efunkem, creator of the Ardor Bootcamp, wrote:

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

Source

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

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

He wrote:

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

Source

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  • Cryptoactive.ru – ДЕТАЛЬНЫЙ РАЗБОР ПРОЕКТА ARDOR

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

https://twitter.com/Jelurida/status/1007222103945465856

Source

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PRICE EVOLUTION

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

Source

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

Source

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  • Weekly NXT/ARDR/IGNIS Price Evolution

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

The following graphic shows the IGNIS / Bitcoin exchange price at Bittrex over this past week:

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

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

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

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Nxter News – June 2018 (II): Those Who Are Crazy Enough To Think They Can Change the World Usually Do

June (II)

 

Welcome, dear Nxters and other followers!

People tend to like the familiarity of routines and changing the world is often lumped in with “delusions of grandeur.” It was crazy for bicycle shop owners to think that man could fly and yet the Wright brothers built the first plane. It was crazy to think we could slip the bounds of our planet and go into the stars and yet we landed on the Moon! Maybe only crazy people change the world. If being crazy gets us things like flight and space travel, then why would you want to be normal? Not everyone can invent something new, but everyone can see ways to improve the world and everyone should be brave enough to act on those “crazy” ideas.

Last week in the realm of crazy ideas we have our favorite purveyor of distributed sequentially hashed file technology, Jelurida, promoting their products across the globe – with an emphasis this week on being in Silicon Valley. Nxter is going to change soon (DEAL WITH IT!) and we are teasing a new app ecosystem, the Ardor Bootcamp Udemy course is still a thing, the Triffic ICO is about to begin and is being well-reviewed, CoinDesk offhandedly insulted the Ardor community, and much more.

Thank you for being with us as we take you on a journey through the busy week that was. Just imagine what is next – it would be crazy of you to do so!

COMMUNITY

MEETUPS

BUSINESSES ON ARDOR

CLONES

DEVELOPMENT

EXCHANGES

IN THE MEDIA

PRICE EVOLUTION

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


COMMUNITY

  • Jelurida

Since “a picture is worth a thousand words” below is 3000 words worth of pictures.

Last week in Lugano, Switzerland – there was the ICO Race, in part sponsored by Jelurida. Vivien from EZYcount (seen in the above picture next to our friend Travin Keith (Agavon) on the right) blogged about his experience:

As the crypto world is a bit crazy, the competition named ICO Race takes place in the big hall where 20 teams with each more ambitious projects than the other fighting with PowerPoints and shock statements. There’s nothing wrong; the team that finishes first receives 600’000 euros (partly cash, partly services)!

The whole day is going at incredible speed. Between meetings and encounters no time to sleep.

Travin is smiling and full of energy. He participates in a panel discussion in the afternoon. I look forward to hearing it. We take advantage of this appointment so that he introduces me to the team of Jelurida. Jelurida is the company behind Ardor, the blockchain technology we use. They just moved the head office to Lugano. During this day, I learn that it is not the only crypto company that recently moved to Lugano. It seems to me that the blockchain companies in Switzerland are mostly in Zug and Geneva and newly Lugano!

The day ends, the Pigzbe project wins the first prize. Bravo Pigzbe! I get back on a train and think back of this exciting day: many business cards in my pockets, tomorrow the thank you emails will be sent.

  • What is the Ardor Blockchain-as-a-Service Model?

There exists some confusion about how Ardor is a good BaaS solution. Lior directly answered this in the video below.

Veronica wrote:

How does the Ardor Blockchain-as-a-Service offering work? Blockchain-as-a-Service is only as good as the Blockchain application it is built upon, and in this video, Lior speaks to the differences between other Blockchain-as-a-Service offerings, and the Ardor platform, and why it has natural advantages.

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  • SIGBRO Wallet | NXTER.ORG

At Nxter we are preparing to roll out some changes.

A new brand design has been worked on for months, as well as some new services.

Nxter will launch with a new logo, a rebranded and more structured website; to help you engage better with our massive selection of way too hidden content concerning all aspects of the Nxt and Ardor ecosystems. The new design will be rolled out in our email newsletter, social media channels, the website, the tools, and services gradually, in all languages.

With the “relaunch” of Nxter Magazine, we will also present you with some new tools and services. SIGBRO Wallet is one of them. In March we mentioned our upcoming mobile app, and our AEUR WooCommerce plugin. What we are aching to present to you is a software bundle, a gateway to the Nxt blockchain and the Ardor child chain features, which will be easy for anyone to set up and use on their own websites, and in their daily life, without any coding knowledge.

English | French | Spanish | Russian | Chinese | Korean

Soft launch: https://nxter.org/wallet (will be updated often as we move forward – bookmark it)

ETA: August 1st

https://www.nxter.org/wallet/ – not quite the wallet yet.
We very much look forward to sharing this with our community and the wonderful ever-growing ecosystem.

 

  • Ardor Bootcamp Update

Remember the Nxter review of the Ardor Bootcamp course? There is a bonus code inside that article for you if you want to attend; efunkem (the creator) has great plans for updating the Udemy content. We encourage everyone to take this online class if you desire to learn more about the Ardor platform and its robust functionality, remember it is online so you can go at your own pace!

efunkem wrote:

An update on the Ardor Bootcamp class on Udemy:

– I’m working on improving some of the videos. I pushed it out pretty fast and want to add more details and just improve it overall. Anticipate summer 2018 for a refresh.
– going to add videos based on the medium articles that @riker publishes
– so far have had about 40 signups, about 15 from ppl on here who already know about it, but about 25 who found it through Udemy and are getting exposed to Ardor for the first time!
– overall feedback has been positive. I’ve only had one review with less than 4 stars.
– going to build a series of other classes about the Jelurida stack: other child chains as well as other projects that are copying the NXT code like Apollo. I can advertise these on the other currencies Slack/Telegram to drive traffic to my classes, which will all reference the wonders of Jelurida and Ardor, hopefully increasing interest and exposure
– going to launch advertising for the class, starting with Twitter
– considering launching an affiliate program. Give people 100 unique coupon codes, I’ll send you 20% of profit for anyone you can get to sign up for the class (happy to convert USD to NXT or Ardor and send to you). Let me know if interested in this
– considering launching an Ardor Bootcamp Advertising Asset. Money raised from sales of the asset will be used to purchase ads. Profits split evenly between the asset via the dividend feature. Will also generate voting (restricted to those who own the asset) so that the group decides what kind of ads we want to run.
– overall, lots of cool stuff on the horizon for my Udemy classes and will focus on spreading the word about Ardor! I found that charging people for the info actually makes them more likely to use it, as opposed to free info that they ignore. Always open to suggestions or ideas!
Link to Ardor Bootcamp:  https://www.udemy.com/ardor-bootcamp/ 

More Information

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  • New Telegram Group called Ignis – CommunityFirst

We love our community because they are always working on a varied assortment of interesting projects that will benefit others. This week we call attention to a new Ignis focused Telegram group created by the community (apologies CryptoSolar), for the community!

With this recent addition, here is a (non-exhaustive) list of all the Telegram groups/channels that directly refer to Nxt/Ardor/Ignis

Join this new group

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  • Blockchain Platform Review: Jelurida – Developing Ardor

Once you get past the WALL OF TEXT in this video, it can be informative. The video analyzes the Ardor platform and, uniquely, spends a lot of time analyzing the new Ardor / Ignis roadmap.

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MEETUPS

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

 

Upcoming/Ongoing:

  • CPC Crypto Devcon in Stanford, June 10th – 12th

Lior is one of the speakers of this renowned event. In turn, Jelurida is one of the sponsors – busy week for Jelurida and Lior as he discusses Lightweight Contracts in the heart of Silicon Valley.

More Info

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  • CEBIT Festival 2018 in Hannover, on June 11th -15th

This week in Germany the CEBIT Festival continues on.

Veronica wrote:

Of all the startup platforms in Europe at the moment, none are as fast-growing or international in scope as SCALE11 at CEBIT, and Jelurida is pleased to announce that we will be on stage & have a booth within the Blockchain zone of the conference. This is exciting exposure, and we are proud to represent Ardor, Nxt, and Ignis at this event!

Source

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  • Light Contracts on Ardor Blockchain Platform Explained in Silicon Valley, June 12th

More Info
Source

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

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

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

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BUSINESSES ON ARDOR

  • Dominium

Veronica, of Jelurida, told us that a child chain agreement is not signed, yet.

An important clarification here: Dominium is testing and evaluating the Ardor technology, it is NOT BASED YET in the Ardor technology, they are seriously considering it 🙂

Still, Dominium is advertising themselves as an Ignis asset and a property platform built on the Ardor blockchain. As seen in the above tweet, Dominium has seen a large interest in their airdrop and asset. Also – as is often the case – the huge interest revealed bugs, all of which they have crunched: email and SMS verification links did not work at all times – fixed, and 2FA with Google Authenticator has been added as an option, “whois” details for their website are now public, the site’s SSL certificate has been upgraded, and a translation module is in place. 

Dominium also acknowledged that they will add different levels to their AML/KYC registration process. The details are below:

Another often heard complaint is the level of AML / KYC we are demanding. This is of course because we started from the position that everyone will be a potential investor for assets (securities). As we are also putting an international property portal on the platform, this will not always be the case, so next week we are separating the clearance levels into three levels as follows:

  • Clearance level 1
    • Requires the completion of your contact details and an upload of an image of you holding your ID next to your face for identification purposes (the image and ID need to be clear and legible)
    • This level allows you to purchase and trade utility tokens (DOM), list properties and rent (share) and buy properties
  • Clearance level 2
    • Requires the upload of a proof of address and proof of tax number
    • This level allows you to purchase and trade all assets (securities), although some jurisdictional restrictions may apply
  • Clearance level 3
    • Requires the completion of a number of questions and a declaration that you are a qualified investor
    • This level allows you to invest in all assets without restrictions

Once all this has been build, we will start working on the whitelisting for the Dominium ICO (and if you are fast the PRE-ICO) and shopping cart, as we will be dealing with the full functionality of the ICO ourselves. This is after all the best way to stress test the platform for future asset listings and their ICO’s.

This week and next we are doing more marketing and we look forward to welcoming many more users to our community.

Learn more: ANNWebsite | Pitch Deck | English Telegram

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  • Triffic ICO

By the time you read this, the updated Triffic whitepaper should be released. The Triffic ICO was well-reviewed and should be high on many people’s priority list for participation come July, when it officially begins.

Also, coinerz wrote:

Our first ICO review is in and I’m delighted to say that Triffic scored top marks! https://www.trackico.io/ico/triffic/

 

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

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

James Malach (coinerz):

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

ANNWebsite | Pitch Deck | WhitepaperEnglish Telegram

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  • Bitswift Child Chain Update

Last week Bitswift announced testing/showcasing of their voting feature. 

bitswiftbro wrote:

If you live in Ontario, feel free to vote:
“None of the above” is an actual registered party .. lol https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/None_of_the_Above_Direct_Democracy_Party

Join Bitswift on TelegramDiscord, and Reddit.

Learn more about the Bitswift ecosystem

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  • EZYcount, AI-Automated Blockchain Accounting

This week, meet Vivien, CEO of EZYcount. Vivien wrote about their upcoming Pre-ICO, involving Tokens-as-a-License (TaaL).

Vivien wrote:

At EZYcount, we envisage accounting for the self-employed and small business owners as being automated and decentralised so they can focus on what matters instead of managing accounts.

Accounting can and should be completed automatically. Connection to payment systems, e-commerce websites and invoicing systems enable our AI to complete tasks automatically that would manually take hours to do. Bookings are created automatically and fully completed financial statements are available within a couple of clicks, and following analysis of your data, EZYcount AI can provide you with tips to improve your financial stability.

We support strong data ownership laws that protect individuals and ensure they have ownership of their data. Decentralisation ensures you will have full ownership of your data and can decide how it should be used.

In order to give an incentive to participate at our Pre-ICO, we decided to take an unconventional approach. Instead of just granting the Pre-ICO participants a discount we will give out a completely different Token during the Pre-ICO.

The Token available during the Pre-ICO is the Token-as-a-Licence (TaaL) which represents a lifelong and tradable license for our AI automated blockchain accounting solutions. The function of the Token available during the main ICO will have a different functionality which will be shared with our Community later on.

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

ANNWebsite | LinkedIn | Reddit

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CLONES

  • Metrodex

Metro, the Nxt clone and hybrid DEX we have been writing about over the last couple of weeks, has released their source code and a reward program to incentivize devs to take a look at it, and go for a bug-hunt.

 

Metro wrote:

We’re happy to announce that our code has been released on GitHub! https://github.com/metrosoftware

We also have a reward program for finding bugs in our code. You’ll get 1,000, 5,000 or 15,000 MTR for each bug depending on its severity.

Bounty hunters – check the code and enter their discussion in this BCT thread.

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

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

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

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

Follow the thread in the forum

More info

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  • Apollo (APL) Airdrop – DONE!

Apollo claims to be the first cryptocurrency with all the features of blockchain in one place.

Nowhere in their whitepaper is Nxt mentioned, however as a veteran Nxter, or just slightly familiar with the Nxt Reference Software wallet and features, reading through Apollo’s materials is like one big deja vu. The Apollo team has honored the JPL and distributed 10% of their coins to NXT holders.

The plan is to add further privacy features and – eventually – replace the Nxt protocol.

Having utilized NXT technology as our base, we are developing Hermes to be it’s replacement. Hermes will allow the Apollo blockchain to grow faster and healthier the larger the Apollo user base grows, rather than slower as with most cryptocurrencies on the market. Where as our current speed may be 20 to 30 seconds on average (transaction times will differ) Hermes will allow for transaction speeds of 2-3 seconds. Our goal in integrating Hermes is to become the safest, fastest and most private cryptocurrency on the market.

You can see your airdropped APL coins by logging into https://apollowallet.org with your Nxt account address. We recommend you NOT to login to any online node by using your passphrase, as this is the same passphrase that gives access to all your NXT, your other airdropped coins + probably also your holdings on the Ardor blockchain platform.

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

Now copy the unsigned Transaction Bytes, and transfer them into the NxtBridge OFFLINE tool. Sign with your passphrase (private key), and copy the signed transaction bytes back into the online clone client. Broadcast the signed transaction bytes (cogwheel > Transaction Operations > Broadcast Transaction). You have now moved your clone coins to a brand new account without exposing your passphrase to the clone server, or anyone on the internet even.

Should we make a “How-To” video?

Nxt community member and developer, SwissAlps, announced an APL exchange in nxtforum:

What are you going to do with APL coins ????

  • keep them
  • sell them, in this case you can now use https://nxttracker.com/ArdorExchange.html, I have just implemented this !!!
  • buy some more, in this case you can wait until I have bought enough APL (my plan is to get 1M APL), then you will be able to buy APL using BTC, ARDR or NXT  ;D ;D ;D

Source

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  • Volp Coin Update

Last week we mentioned VOLP coin for the first time, as the team issued a placeholder asset on the Ignis chain, which will be their crowdsale token before they launch their new protocol – a hybrid between a Nxt clone and their Volp AI protocol. There is no date for the ICO or the airdrop to NXT holders yet, but the Volp team decided to enlighten us with some more details last week about their project.

They wrote:

Recently, a user asked questions that encouraged us in advance to write more about the Volp Protocol, we believe that this information is important for everyone.

With the Volpcoin beta, we obtained through parallel simulator results up to 2 million transactions per compacted block with dimensions of approximately 5 kB. These data refer to the tests applied in Volpcoin beta through a pilot implementation of the Volp protocol.

We use a hybrid VM kernel that we built from scratch to run in symbiosis with the Volp protocol along with a compiler of our own, specific to this application. Soon we will make available all the technical data on the website and the behavior collected by us during the period that volpcoin beta was active.

Note: The size of the results obtained in the compression of the Volp protocol may seem empirical, but it’s one of the most important things that we could project in the period of 2002-2006. We are at this very moment, performing load stress on the protocol, so we can identify underlying anomalies.

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Source

 

DEVELOPMENT

  • NRS Update – Version 1.11.14

We have a new NRS Update from Jelurida – the Nxt client changelog is listed below, along with the link to the update.

Kristina wrote:

Hello, everybody! Nxt v1.11.14 has been released!
https://nxtforum.org/nrs-releases/nrs-v1-11-14/

Changelog:

  • Updated the translation resource files.
  • Updated default peers, added checkpoint at height 1865000.

Source

 

  • Updated Android client app

Mobile app https://bitbucket.org/Jelurida/nxt/downloads/nxt-client-1.11.14.apk
SHA256 0438cddad72a4305c2241edf6b5fd09687410033d028c3d77977f39255ecd919

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  • Lightweight Contract Updates

Lior announced that continued Lightweight Contract development is ongoing and rapidly progressing. Also, the potential news of a Lightweight Contract that rewards Nxt forging with IGNIS is very intriguing.

 

  • Ardor Lite Update

Another update to the 3rd party Ardor Lite mobile wallet app:

mrv777 wrote:

About to push version 0.8.18 of Ardor Lite to the Google Play store:
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=mrv.ardor.lite
• Open orders added to coin exchange
• Cancel order ability added to any open orders
• Updated Italian, Spanish, French, Russian, German, and Dutch translations updated
• Highlight active page in navigation
I would appreciate anyone that speaks another language to check the translations in the app, as I can’t verify they are correct myself :cara_ligeramente_sonriente:
Translations are always appreciated here: https://osyf9yf.oneskyapp.com/collaboration/project/306639

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EXCHANGES

 

  • ArdorGate – 100K EUR Volume is Reached!

Woohoo, build it and they will come!

With Ardorgate.eu you can deposit EURO on to the Ardor Platform and trade on the DEX.

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  • When Binance?

Earlier this year the ANG helped raise over $100K to list ARDR on Binance. Months of silence have infuriated many. Elizabeth, the director of the ANG, released this statement about the ongoing (and slow) progress of the application to list ARDR.

Elizabeth wrote:

To reiterate some facts to follow this tedious conversation. The funds have been collected, the application has been made to Binance, and NDA has been signed. I have confidence any difference in the value of the collected funds will be made up. We can only wait patiently and let Jelurida work this on our behalf under NDA.

Moving on..

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  • Support your Tokens

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

Bithumb

Let your voice be heard:

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

https://twitter.com/BithumbOfficial/status/974560572451598336

TOKOK

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

Tokok wrote:

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

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

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

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

i42silver voted and wrote:

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

CryptalDash – Request for your Favorite Coin to be Listed

https://www.cryptaldash.com/request-coin-listing

CoinPulse

You can also vote for NXT/ARDR/IGNIS here:

https://request.coinpulse.io/suggestions/7170/nxt-coin-decentralizing-the-future

https://request.coinpulse.io/suggestions/7171/ardor-platform-ardr

https://request.coinpulse.io/suggestions/7172/ignis-coin

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IN THE MEDIA

  • Lior Yaffe at Medium – Stateful vs. Stateless Blockchain Contracts, Or what is wrong with Ethereum Contracts and how the new Ardor Lightweight Contracts can fix this

In Lior’s latest Medium post he explains the pitiful state (pun intended) of smart contracts. Technical in the extreme, but extremely informative.

Lior wrote:

Ethereum Contracts are Stateful

….

To summarize, relying on the contract to save its state is a bad idea, it opens up many attack vectors and manipulation options and also causes constant risk of locking funds in a contract because of difficult to find bugs.

Ardor Lightweight Contracts to the rescue

Since lightweight contracts are executed by a single node not by all nodes, there is no risk of flooding the blockchain with duplicate messaging transactions. As you can see the contract is invoked, does some processing, submits some transactions and quits. The next invocation of the contract does not rely on any data saved into the contract itself so can run in parallel.

We believe that the stateless approach to contract execution used by Ardor will prove safer and more scalable compared to other stateful approaches.

Read the Article

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  • CoinDesk Mentions (Insults) Ardor

Wow…just wow. CoinDesk is probably the preeminent name in the blockchain space and to be humiliated by them is – initially – an affront. The gist of this article is supposed to be the toxicity of cryptocurrency fanbases on Twitter – a valid point. But the explicit accusations of our Nxter community as being the champion of a toxic, social media “bias train” is a step too far. To demonize an entire community based on a tweet is a very poor metric to casually dismiss the legitimate desires of many. Do not be the troll, Mr. Casey – if people ask you to pay attention to a PoS blockchain 3.0 project that has spent more effort in developing a quality product since 2013 than it has on the marketing / hype-train then perhaps it is worth doing so. Far be it from us to tell you what to do and what to dismiss but your “casual” dismissal of an entire ecosystem based on such petty and petulant things as some tweets is frankly insulting and unprofessional. Kindly, don’t mix your emotions up with lack of research, or, in the worst case, it could be read as a bad attempt at spinning.

Here’s the infamous comment:

https://twitter.com/AvdiuSazan/status/1001801842416934915

The author wrote:

OK, Ardor fans. You have your wish. Your favorite token is getting a mention on CoinDesk.

Not, perhaps, for the reasons you want. But they do say all publicity is good publicity. So, there you have it. The response to my column last week on layer-two solutions was mostly positive with the usual dose of critics, but it was the Ardor tribe who caught my attention when one reader’s tweet, complaining that I hadn’t mentioned the blockchain platform, prompted others to pile on with accusations of my bias and ignorance.

Source

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  • The Wiremaster – Buy and Sell a Property on Blockchain

Will buying and selling property on the blockchain be the “killer app” that makes blockchain a “must have” piece of technology? This article insists that a future of listing real estate on a blockchain and using tethered tokens like AEUR, and stateless Lightweight Contracts, our suggestion, can propel the homebuying experience onto the blockchain. Read an Ardor use case.

The Wiremaster wrote:

Let’s suppose that you found your dream apartment in Germany and after you had a look at it and you’re convinced that it is the one, you decide to go on with the process

Imagine that we had a digital identity on the Ardor platform and that there was a land registry right into the Ardor blockchain with each property being represented by a singleton asset.

So after you have agreed on the sale price:
– the bank sets up a Phased Transaction (bank, buyer, seller and notary have to approve) in AEUR (Ardor) towards the seller and confirm the mortgage amount.
– the buyer sets up a Phased Transaction (all parties have to approve — as above) in AEUR towards the seller with the deposit agreed
– seller sets up a Phased transaction (all parties have to approve — as above) with the transfer of the singleton asset, representing the property, to the buyer
(…)
In this way all verifications can be done and the final approval would allow the transfer of funds and the property asset. By transferring the singleton asset, the official property registry is automatically updated as it’s in the blockchain itself.

What could come next, is a full trustless property sale where the notary would not be needed. Once all transactions are approved by all parties, they will be executed at the Phased transaction’s predefined deadline. E.g. after the deadline is reached, the money from the buyer and the bank are transferred to the seller and the property ownership is being transferred to the buyer.

Source

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  • 101blockchains – Ardor vs Ethereum: What Are the Pros And Cons?

A simple refresher on the business use cases of Ardor – easy to implement and easy to maintain. Our readers know this, but it is nice to see the larger community realizing that Ethereum is not the “prodigal child” of the blockchain space.

They wrote:

Ardor being an evolution of NXT, which was the first [altcoin] ever built from scratch, comes with a lot of improvements made possible by the alteration of the underlying blockchain. For starters, it frees itself from much data to enhance efficiency and speed through the creation of multiple chains.

In contrast, Ethereum just like Bitcoin stores and processes transactions on a single blockchain. For this reason, it currently has a capacity of 121 GB blockchain which means revalidation must take place for all new nodes. This explains its scalability issues.

Security with Ardor blockchain is also on another level thanks to the parent-child chains that separate transactions and data from one another.

Source

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  • Blockchain News –  Interview with Lior Yaffe

Last week we mentioned this interview that Lior conducted while in South Korea. Now we can link you to the video where Lior explains what the Ardor platform can do and provides examples of how it can be used. An entertaining 12-minute interview with the always great Lior.

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PRICE EVOLUTION

  • TradingView – ARDR in Perfect Buying Zone by DeBaas

Source

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  • Weekly NXT/ARDR/IGNIS Price Evolution

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

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

The following graphic shows the IGNIS / Bitcoin exchange price at Bittrex over this past week:

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ANd that was all for this week, fellow Nxters. Follow us on Twitter or Telegram for important breaking updates during the week as they happen. Keep on working towards your goals and dare to change the world for the better! We hope to see you back here next week.

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

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Nxter News – June 2018 (I): A Man Who Has No Imagination Has No Wings

June (I)

 

Welcome, dear Nxters and other followers!

Thanks to our imaginations we have many wonderful things that make our lives better – including sliced bread, planes, staples, sunscreen, and literally dozens more. The blockchain is such a technology; once someone’s imagination turned into reality. Once I was like “sequentially hashed files” why would I care about such a boring and trivial thing? Yet this vision is now a reality that we know as a blockchain. What imagination do you have, dear reader? Hopefully, your job has not sucked all creativity out of you! Sliced bread was once just someone’s imagination – staples were once just someone’s imagination – the blockchain was once just someone’s imagination! Take a few seconds to consider a life without sliced bread, staples, or the blockchain – HA! if you just now pictured a world without those things then you have an imagination and you are capable of imagining something great! With Nxt and Ardor, great things can quickly turn real – here is what the ecosystem turned into reality last week:

Jelurida was well represented in many cities across the globe, the Nxter newsletter is now translated into Spanish, Korean, Chinese, Russian, and French, the Triffic ICO is scheduled, also, Dominium – an upcoming regulated child chain-based property management platform announced their ICO on Ignis, Singleton assets were explained, MetroDEX and another Nxt clone – the Volp A.I. protocol, – will have an airdrop for NXT holders, and much much more!

Thank you for being with us as we take you on a journey through the busy week that was. Just imagine what is next.

COMMUNITY

MEETUPS

BUSINESSES ON ARDOR

CLONES

DEVELOPMENT

EXCHANGES

  • Support your Tokens
    • Bithumb – Let your Voice be Heard
    • CryptalDash – Request for your Favorite Coin to be Listed
    • Dontoshi – You can vote for NXT/ARDR/IGNIS
    • CoinPulse – You can vote for NXT/ARDR/IGNIS

IN THE MEDIA

PRICE EVOLUTION

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


COMMUNITY

  • Jelurida

Last week Jelurida was giving demonstrations of their products across the world!

Ardor and Nxt Presented Across the Globe – Oxford, London, Monaco and New York

In a press release, Jelurida summarized their actions from two weeks ago:

Jelurida, the development company of Ardor and Nxt blockchain platforms, continued to expand its international presence over the past week with team members attending four major blockchain events worldwide in Oxford, London, Monaco, and New York City.

Live demonstrations of the Ardor platform were given, and valuable connections were made with members of the blockchain community:

  • In Oxford, students, researchers and professors gathered at The Oxford Foundry startup accelerator for a live demo event of blockchain technology organized by the Blockchain Oxford Network. Jelurida plans a return visit to this location in Q4 2018.

  • In London, Veronica Torras and Alberto Fernandez from Jelurida attended the Global Blockchain Summit and presented to top corporate executives from companies such as IBM, Henkel, Deloitte, Samsung and others. They were shown the Ardor platform and an overview of the challenges of blockchain today. Jelurida was the main sponsor of the event.

  • In Monaco, Tomislav Gountchev and Kristina Kalcheva attended the first Monaco International Blockchain tradeshow. They had the opportunity to meet with interesting projects such as MonoeciCrypto4AllWorld of Blockchains and many others and explained the powerful capabilities of Ardor and Nxt to those looking to learn about available blockchain technology options.

  • And, in New York City, Elizabeth Mong (well known as @TheCryptoWoman) from ANG attended Consensus 2018 – one of the most significant blockchain events in the US. She made valuable connections with the NYC and US blockchain community, shared information about the Ardor and Nxt blockchain solutions and even enjoyed a cruise organized by Decentral.

Source

Roadmap

It is great to see Jelurida reaching out, and knowing Jelurida’s presence at key start-up and blockchain events across the world has only just begun. You can see a list of future events in our Meetup section.

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  • Newsletters in Six Languages

Thanks to our great community we are now proud to offer translations of the Nxter newsletter into six languages, with Korean being the most recent addition! We aim to reach as many people as possible and are working hard to provide our consistent coverage, no matter what language you speak.

Korean
If you live in one of the above countries, speak their language fluently and are interested in helping the new editors with translating, writing posts, spreading the word about the Nxt-Ignis-Ardor tech and ecosystem, or build communities locally, do not hesitate to contact us, and do yours to spread the word! Nxter.org is a creation made for anyone – takers and makers, readers and contributors.

 

  • ChangeNow – ARDR, IGNIS and NXT Enabled

Great job community! You asked and now the ChangeNOW exchange supports ARDR, IGNIS, and NXT trading.

Exchange Website

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  • Important Events in Cryptocurrency History

Longtime community member, Travin Keith, gave a webinar presentation about the history of cryptocurrency, including the Nxt ICO. This presentation is a must for anyone who wants to become knowledgeable about crypto and wants to understand how and why the crypto space is where it is today.

You need to sign up for a free membership of BrightTALK to watch this video.

Source

About this webinar
New or relatively new to cryptocurrencies and want to catch up on its history? Here’s a rundown of some of the most important events in 2013 that you need to know about as you continue along learning about cryptocurrencies to better understand why things are the way they are today.
Recorded May 31 2018 59 mins

MEETUPS

  • Korea Israel Innovation Center

As we reported, Lior spent the last two weeks in South Korea. The pictures below tell the warm and welcoming reception he had from the Korean community. It was in Korea that Lior announced the new Ardor / Nxt roadmaps as he made inroads with the Korean community, currently one of the largest markets for ARDR trading in terms of volume.

Riker – Many thanks to @Ardorbaby(Korean blogger) who helped me with the organization of the SNU lecture and the Jelurida meetup.
You did an amazing job!

apenzl – What is the thing with the hand?

madfox – This is Ignis finger-figure

nxt6666 – Counting money
haha

madfox – Manual forging))

Ardorbaby(Korean blogger) – It means heart, Koreans like this pose when take picture ~^^;

A wholehearted thanks also goes to the growing Korean community here from Nxter Magazine.

More Info

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Video – Jelurida Korea Meetup

Last week Lior was the star of the Korean Meetup. The complete presentation is below.

  • Workshop: Blockchain & Smart Contracts, May 31st

Another great event that took place last week – Ardor was included in the Smart Contracts portion of the well-attended blockchain talk by Veronica and Almonte in Berlin, hosted by StartupHub.

More Info

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

 

Upcoming:

  • Jelurida sponsors ‘ICO Race’ in Lugano, June 7th

  • Community Meetup in San Francisco, June 10th or 11th

Lior and Elizabeth will host a community Meetup in Silicon Valley / San Fransisco next week – this will be an exciting opportunity for our American readers who are able to attend. Details are sparse but we will let you know when this event is finalized.

Elizabeth wrote:

Friends, in less than two weeks @riker [Lior Yaffe] and I will both be in Silicon Valley / San Francisco Bay Area for an event. We would like to hold a community Meetup in June 11 or 12 🙂 Are any of you in the area? Please let me know here or send me a message.

More Info

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  • CEBIT Festival 2018 in Hannover, on June 11th -15th

Veronica wrote:

Of all the startup platforms in Europe at the moment, none are as fast-growing or international in scope as SCALE11 at CEBIT, and Jelurida is pleased to announce that we will be on stage & have a booth within the Blockchain zone of the conference. This is exciting exposure, and we are proud to represent Ardor, Nxt, and Ignis at this event!

Source

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

“Bring your own computer, we’ll guide you through a blockchain use case so that you can see the functionality of smart contracts.”

This Spanish-language Meetup will take place in Barcelona later this month and will be an opportunity to learn about writing conditional contracts.

 

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

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BUSINESSES ON ARDOR

  • Dominium ICO Announced

Proptech startup, Dominium, announced their launch, airdrop, referral program and ICO.

The property platform is developed and funded by Munte Immobilien and Max Property Group, which have nearly two centuries of experience in the property business and hundreds of millions of euros of property under management.

The Dominium platform has been under development since 2017 and will be operational in 2018. The Dominium token (DOM) starts as an ICO asset token in the Ignis blockchain, later to turn into a regulated DOMINIUM token on its own Ardor child chain. Dominium tokens are backed by real businesses with existing assets, a proven business model, and a working team.

From their press release:

The Dominium property platform will allow users to list, trade, finance and manage property assets utilizing a suite of tools, with all activities safely recorded on the blockchain. Property investors will have instant access to legally compliant property listings available at a unique low entry point (from 1 euro). They will be able to trade assets on the platform, providing an immediate exit strategy, without the use of fund managers, agents or other centralized parties, provided their account is approved.

The Dominium blockchain is based on an Ardor childchain which is designed to avoid blockchain bloat and high transaction fees and times. The self-funded platform has gone live in seven languages, with many features already fully functional. The Dominium airdrop and referral program are now available to anyone registering on the platform, and the company aims to launch a pre-ICO and an ICO in the coming months for the sale of the DOM utility token which will be used to pay for all activities on the platform.

 

Website | Pitch Deck

Source

 

  • Triffic ICO

Last week the Triffic team officially released their ICO information. The date to circle on your calendars is on July 2nd, 2018. The Triffic team has gone to great lengths to be “fully-compliant,” which is just a fancy way of saying that it is legal for Americans to participate. Those readers with keen eyes might have noticed that many ICO’s offered a disclaimer that said they explicitly prohibit Americans from participating (not that it actually did) – this stems from the fact that the US regulatory agency: the SEC, has filed several “cease and desist” orders against American ICO’s in the past. Luckily for us, this Ardor-backed ICO is in every way legal in the EU, the USA, and across the world.

Announcement

 

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

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

James Malach (coinerz) wrote:

I’m pleased to announce the launch of our new website at https://triffic.world where you can download our white paper, pitchdeck and one pager.

As many of you already know, Triffic is the first fully compliant ICO to be held using the Ardor Platform.

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  • Bitswift Child Chain Update

The Bitswift team discovered that their token will be listed on the CurrenExchange:

bitswiftbro

Looks like a new exchange will be picking up the Bitswift market:

Join Bitswift on TelegramDiscord, and Reddit.

Learn more about the Bitswift ecosystem

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CLONES

  • VolpCoin

No, that is not VoIP but VOLP. First announced in July 2017 as a minable Bitcoin-Ethereum hybrid coin, a new thread launched in October, and now a new thread again, announcing the ongoing swap of old Volp-tokens to new ones on Ignis, to “revitalize” the project, as in Stage 2 the project will be moving to a Nxt clone, the Volp devs wrote. 

This can be anything, tbh. According to the limited information available, a small team is developing an AI-based decentralized blockchain protocol, with compression of blocks as part of their grand vision, all of which will be free for everyone to use. The forum threads are, unfortunately, filled with much silence, unanswered questions, and scam-accusations, which prevent us from being able to describe their project and trust-level well. Their code is currently closed source.

What we do know is this: that there will be an airdrop of Volp-tokens to NXT holders and that the team may need all the help they can get to bootstrap their new Nxt-based blockchain when it is ready.

Nxter Magazine reached out to the Volp-developers and asked them:

Will you be a Nxt clone? Or an asset on the Ardor asset exchange, until your own blockchain protocol is launched? Will you fundraise the development of Volp with Ignis – I see 0.55 IGNIS per Volp on your website (but another price in the Asset Exchange)?

 

Their response:

VolpCoin:
Hello ! Thanks for your contact,

We mention Nxt because we plan to release our new version of the Volp wallet, which will be based on the Nxt Client. We already have a hybrid prototype running on localhost Nxt / Volp A.I. We opted for the Nxt platform, due to its dynamism and already having a solid development.

And it would still help a lot in adapting the protocol, because we want to contribute even more to the issues of scalability and blockchain size, using learning algorithms and tools in conjunction with artificial intelligence, which will significantly contribute to Big Data applications.

So , we decided to launch the Volp token and opted for the Ardor / Ignis platform because we believe that in the future we will be migrating to a child chains. We will certainly contribute to a significant improvement in the blockchain technology. Yes, we are planning to do a crowdsale campaigns at Ardor.

Source

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  • Metrodex

MetroDEX, a decentralized cross-chain cryptocurrency exchange service built using Nxt technology, will, per the terms of the JPL, airdrop 10% of their tokens to NXT holders. The details of the upcoming MetroDEX ICO (July according to their roadmap) will be released soon. The gist is that for every 10 NXT you have in your Nxt NRS client wallet, you will receive 1 MTR token. Specifics to follow.

 

 

Roadmap

JULY 2017 – Concept and Research. (done)
JANUARY 2018 – Development start. (done)
MAY 2018 – White paper, announce (done)
JUNE 2018 – Stage 1: Hybrid POW/POS blockchain implementation. Open source code. (coming soon)
JULY 2018 – Blockchain start. Airdrop.
SEPTEMBER 2018 – Stage 2: Transmitting hubs.
DECEMBER 2018 – Stage 3: Real time trading platform.
MARCH 2019 – Stage 4: Two side peg with Ethereum Classic.

They wrote:

100,000,000 metro tokens (10% of total supply) will be distributed to NXT holders on start, in accordance with JPL licence since we use NXT blockchain code as a base for Metro blockchain.

To participate in airdrop:

Download NXT client and create a wallet.
Buy NXT on any exchange.
Place NXT tokens into your wallet. Wait snapshot block.

For every 10 NXT on your wallet you receive 1 MTR with the same passphrase on Metro blockchain. Snapshot block number is 1894000.

Follow the thread in the forum

More info

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DEVELOPMENT

 

  • More About Transaction Vouchers

Transaction Vouchers, we have mentioned before and this week we focus on a technical discussion from the forums. Vouchers are more than just “invoices” as Lior explained below:

Introduction

The discussion:

thomasveil – How will spamming with the vouchers be prevented?
I can imagine them getting send amass in his that noobs accidentally pay them. Also thinking “invoices” might be a clearer name for these.

mrv777 – I’m guessing there is still a fee to write anything to the blockchain

thomasveil – Still tricky. Fee must be high enough that spamming won’t pay off. But low enough so the feature is used.

riker –  The vouchers UI will clearly explain which exact voucher you are accepting before you accept it. And we’ll try to warn against common attacks.

To encrypt messages client side take a look at test.nrs.encryption.js it has several examples.

The existing wallet already performs message encryption client side so this shouldn’t be difficult to implement.

The reason we choose the name voucher over invoice or the Bitcoin style payment request is that vouchers can do much more than payments. They can represent a request for vote delegation or account leasing for example.

More about Vouchers

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  • Weekly Reminder – Singleton Assets

Hooray for nondivisible assets! Did your eyes glaze over just now? If they did – let us offer a significant example: CryptoKitties (yes those ugly, Ethereum NFT’s). Part of what makes these assets valuable is that they cannot be subdivided or diluted in any way. In the Ardor ecosystem, the term for such an asset is a “Singleton asset” and anyone can create one with the Ardor client. The following discussion from the forums delves into specific use cases of such assets.

The discussion:

– Sirpask > There are some projects (e.g. theatre tickets, sport-event tickets, and many others) that would need that a new coin generated in the Monetary System were numbered (kind of a secondary serial number, a surname, an attached text string or message…) to identify a specific raw/seat in that event.

Currently this is not feasible to be done with Singleton Assets, because hundreds of different singleton assets would need to be created. Could this feature be added in the future?

– napdude > hmm generate X number of integer coins, each coin can only be spent in whole to other addresses.
Establish transaction to add information to a coin.
Set up coin so that one group of attributes can only be set by the coin issuer when issuer owns the coin, one group can be set by issuer at all times, and one group can be set by owner at all times the coins could be part of ignis.
if issuer allows, coins sb exchangeable on asset exchange, much like assets are. Coins could optionally have an expiry date after which they can be purged from the blockchain

– josenxt > How would you add that information to a MS coin? Through an API call?

– napdude > I imagine a transaction type could be made that established a key-value pair “on” the individual coin. or a hack that utilized unencrypted messages but only accepted the kv pair in the message if sender is eligble to establish the kv pair

– riker > Why not issue a singleton asset per coin and use the asset description or attached message to store the data about the asset?

– josenxt > Well, if we are talking about numbered seats for a small school play that will work but, for the NBA final, for example, that would require the creation of 20,000 different singleton assets for every game…:

– riker > We will need to create 20k unique entities anyway so why not singleton assets?

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  • Ardor Lite Update

The latest beta version of Ardor Lite, a great 3rd party light wallet of the Ardor blockchain, was released to the Google Play store. The app’s creator, mrv777, also announced that the app is likely to soon come out of beta. The latest changelog is included below.

mrv777 wrote:

Version 0.8.12 of Ardor Lite being released to the Google Play Store shortly. I think I am almost ready for 1.0 and to remove the beta tag. Just waiting on a few more translations to be updated, I want to make at least one more improvement, and then one more round of testing.

Here are the newest changes:
• Added Japanese & Indonesian languages
• Added 24hr price change
• Added coin exchange loading screen
• New accounts only need to verify one random word instead of all words
• More phrases translated
• Style improvements

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

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  • Lior Yaffe in Medium – About Ethereum Plasma…

The battle goes on – Security vs. Speed. For the uninitiated, Plasma is the Ethereum’s scaling proposal – an idea of implementing child chains being worked on, not an actual product like Ardor. Scaling is a huge issue for any blockchain and Lior Yaffe, the co-founder of Jelurida, is very knowledgeable on this topic – and on child chains, naturally. He explained his confusion at how trust can be established when not all the nodes validate a contract – which is what the Plasma proposal for getting a TPS speed boost proclaims. A general truism is this – if it is too good to be true… it is. The backbone of Plasma is some “fraud prevention” algorithms that Lior is dubious about.

Lior wrote:

If I understand correctly, plasma is moving contract execution to the child chains, this means that not every node will execute every contract, but if so how can nodes that did not execute a contract, trust that whoever did execute the contract did not cheat? The Whitepaper refers to fraud proofs many times, but it’s unclear how these fraud proofs would actually work. How can you prove that the eyes of a CryptoKittie just generated on a deeply nested child chain are of the wrong color without actually executing the contract? At some point the fraud proof is mentioned as a transaction by itself, I assume it is submitted to the root chain, but then again how all nodes will validate it without actually running the contract and tracking the latest state of this child chain? And what prevents someone from flooding the network with spam fraud proofs that all nodes will need to validate?

Another weakness seems to be that since not every node is required to execute a contract, who promises that the contract will be executed at all and not just lock the user’s funds? I think this is what the whitepaper refers to as block withholding attack. But this means that users will need to be on constant alert to see if the contract they triggered actually executed which will sometimes become very difficult to tell given that its unknown which node executes which contract on which child chain. Also, I have to admit I don’t like the mass exit idea, the ability of users to move their tokens freely between chains which use different consensus creates endless possibilities for manipulation.

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EXCHANGES

  • Support your Tokens

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

Bithumb

Let your voice be heard:

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

https://twitter.com/BithumbOfficial/status/974560572451598336

CryptalDash – Request for your Favorite Coin to be Listed

https://www.cryptaldash.com/request-coin-listing

Dontoshi

You can vote for NXT/ARDR/IGNIS:

https://dontoshi.featureupvote.com/suggestions/6975/nxtdecentralizing-the-future

https://dontoshi.featureupvote.com/suggestions/6945/ardor-platform-ardr

https://dontoshi.featureupvote.com/suggestions/7053/ignis-coin

 

CoinPulse

CoinPulse Announcements, [28.05.18]
Ladies and Gentlemen,

The time is upon us… with the launch of the CoinPulse Exchange, just over one month away, the Team is working hard to review all coins/tokens’ listing requests located at https://request.coinpulse.io. Thank you for your entry.

Please take this time, to keep spreading the word, and get your community to vote and post to social media, about your project & CoinPulse. We suggest you do anything and everything to help spread the word of your possible listing at CoinPulse. One of the conditions for listing on CoinPulse is an active community. Here is your chance to show us how much noise you can make.

Thank you,
The CoinPulse Team

You can also vote for NXT/ARDR/IGNIS here:

https://request.coinpulse.io/suggestions/7170/nxt-coin-decentralizing-the-future

https://request.coinpulse.io/suggestions/7171/ardor-platform-ardr

https://request.coinpulse.io/suggestions/7172/ignis-coin

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IN THE MEDIA

 

  • Blockchainnews – [INTERVIEW] Ardor Blockchain Developer & Jelurida Managing Director Lior Yaffe

Last week, while in Korea, Lior was interviewed by Blockchain News. Lior gives a brief overview of what Ardor is and what problems it solves.

Transcript:

(BCNewsKorea): Alright. That’s great. And could you tell us a little bit about the Ardor platform and what it does?

(Yaffe): OK. So Ardor is about solving the several limitations of blockchain technology today. One of them is blockchain bloat that every transaction ever submitted to the blockchain has to stay there forever.

In Ardor, we have a solution to remove transactions from the blockchain once they are no longer necessary.

Another solution that Ardor brings is the ability to send transactions without requiring the end users to pay the transaction fees.

And a longer term project we are working on is the ability to remove the need of each node in the blockchain to process all the transactions. This is all achieved using our innovative parent-child chain architecture.

Continue Reading the Interview that Deals with Topics such as Roadmap and Use Cases

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  • Japanese Blogger: – How to Send Ardor From Bittrex,- Ardor Wallet Initial Configuration, – Nxt Wallet, How To Delete Security Message, – How to Start Forging Nxt, – How to Send Ignis From Bittrex

Sadly, unlike in Korea, the penetration of Nxt and Ardor into the Japanese market has been minimal. The following guides are all Japanese-language “How-tos” for basic Ardor and Nxt usage. Come on Japan, do not miss out on this blockchain evolution!

  1. http://viva-bitcoin.club/ardor-wallet-initial-configuration
  2. http://viva-bitcoin.club/how-to-send-ardor-from-bittrex-to-pc
  3. http://viva-bitcoin.club/nxt-wallet-how-to-delete-security-message/
  4. http://viva-bitcoin.club/how-to-start-forging-nxt/
  5. http://viva-bitcoin.club/how-to-send-ignis-from-bittrex-to-pc/

Japanese blogger, Nobi Fujiwara wrote:

If I am not mistaking, most Japanese crypto-lovers are not paying big attention to NXT/Ardor. It’s sad, but probably this is a normal behavior observed in the world too. People just go crazy for big ICOs saying “What’s next? What’s next?” without thinking “Which one is awesome? Which one is real?”

Without any doubt, nobody in Japan knows NXT 10% airdrop when it is cloned. They believe airdrop only happens when a token is hard-forked like Bitcoin Cash. So I am a unique person in Japan and will keep writing about NXT/Ardor in Japanese. Will keep you posted and will check NXTer Magazine updates every week from Tokyo!!

Thank you, Nobi, for holding up the torch for our permissionless blockchains and spreading the word!

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  • Coinlist.me (Italian) – La Guida Completa su Ardor, l’evoluzione di Nxt

This Italian-language article explains what Ardor is, referring to it as the evolution of Nxt. Short and sweet, contains the basics.

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  • Cryptovest – Ardor being Given the Highest Estimate for their Technology by Weiss

Ardor is mentioned as being one of the technologically advanced platforms in the blockchain space, being mentioned alongside Ripple and Bitcoin.

They write:

Curiously, some of the least adopted coins also have the highest estimate for their technology. The Excellent rating is given to projects with entire ecosystems and capabilities of token generation. Those include: $ARDR.

Source

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PRICE EVOLUTION

  • Weekly NXT/ARDR/IGNIS Price Evolution

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

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

The following graphic shows the IGNIS / Bitcoin exchange price at Bittrex over this past week:

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That is all for this week, Nxters. Follow us on Twitter or Telegram for important breaking updates during the week as they happen. Keep on working towards your goals and dreams and never let your imagination die! We hope to see you back here next week.

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

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Nxter News – May 2018 (III): The Surest Way To Make Your Dreams Come True Is To Live Them

May (III)

 

Welcome, dear Nxters and other followers!

Our dream is a world in which society is all around better, more accountable, more connected, and more convenient – all powered by distributed ledger technology: blockchain. We are living out our dream of a world in which ecosystems of decentralized apps exist and our data is secure and untampered and our voting systems are reliable and immutable. Our dream has a long way to go before it comes to complete fruition, but every week we see progress. Yes, the world seems to have embraced ICO’s, but there is so much more to the technology than trading tokens that are pumped by (insert clueless celebrity here) marketing. Everyone can dream, but not everyone follows through on them. Perhaps you, dear reader, can be inspired by us to make the world better – or at the very least be inspired by our passion and knowledge to join us on our journey. Our journey is only just beginning and we might not know the path, but we do know the end.

Last week as we lived our dream, much happened – especially in the Meetup space, Lior wrote two articles that we summarized – one about the use of Lightweight Contracts and a second concerning Transaction Vouchers, videos were released, an Ardor based proof-of-concept DEX was presented to Binance, Ignis micro-messaging app FreeBird concluded their airdrop and ICO,  Bitswift talks about their new CASH token, and much more.

We welcome back our old readers and warmly welcome our new ones. We want our readers to stay up-to-date with the blockchain evolution and we also want our readers to keep themselves and, their data, as safe as possible. Become experts in the Nxt / Ardor / Ignis blockchain ecosystem. So lean back and learn about all of last week’s progress.

 

COMMUNITY

MEETUPS

DEVELOPMENT

BUSINESSES ON ARDOR

IN THE MEDIA

PRICE EVOLUTION

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


 COMMUNITY

  • Jelurida

As much as we are eagerly waiting for the reveal of the Nxt, Ignis and Ardor roadmap from Jelurida, which will be announced live in Korea this week, it has not been a boring week.

Much of the week went into attending conferences. Also, Lior expanded upon his introduction of Lightweight Contracts with more informative posts about these user-created smart contracts on Ardor. A presentation of a new feature that has been added to the roadmap, “Vouchers” was also explained in more detail.

Read more about this, in the “Development” section down below.

Video – What are the Long-term Business Projections for Jelurida

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  • Binance – Dexathon

Last week we announced that community member Patoshi was going to demonstrate an Ardor based DEX to Binance, one of today’s most popular crypto exchanges. Binance launched a “Dexathon” to help them create a new decentralized exchange engine that will run on their own native blockchain: Binance Chain.

Patoshi stood up for us and offered them this:

https://testardor.enchantaddress.com
wat u guys think…
seems real…

After the presentation, Patoshi warned us that a video of the seance will be coming:

it went well! many liked the demo of the reskin and kept thinking it was done by binance…. i have it recorded. i’ll process it and upload it.

Thanks for the work, and the demonstration in NYC!

xCubicle, a blockchain lab on Wall Street gives a proof-of-concept demo for the Binance DEX competition being held in 2018. The demo uses the Ardor blockchain platform to build out the decentralized exchange along with other features like crowdfunding to KYC restrictions.

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  • Jaxx Multiwallet will Include Nxt, Ardor, and Ignis

Last week it was pre-announced that Jaxx will include support for our three favorite tokens!

Elizabeth wrote:

Update after the Decentral Cruise where they announced the new Jaxx hardware wallet will be released on July 1. Get ready because it should include Ardor, NXT and Ignis, I hoped for specific mention in the announcement but they didn’t mention included tokens. Let’s watch for more details.

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  • Video – IS ARDOR A GOOD BUY? LET’S GO DEEPER!!!

A deep and long look at Ardor. The narrator believes Ardor is a good investment and goes into a thorough explanation as to why. This might not be shocking news for longtime readers but it is always good seeing the wider crypto-sphere confirm our beliefs with independent, unbiased analysis.

A couple days ago I put Ardor on your radar as a good buying opportunity, Today I wanna dive deeper and take a look into what ardor does and if it’s a good investment. Straight forward & easy to understand.

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MEETUPS

Build the tech and they will come – to Meetups! Last week was a busy week for the public-facing figures in Jelurida, Ardor Nxt Group, and the community. Oxford, Monaco, London, and NYC all were visited!

Here’s a recap of the action:

Jelurida at Oxford University, May 14th

Alberto Fernandez (almonte) wrote:

We had an amazing experience in the yesterday event. Some attendees from the University of Oxford had an idea. They want to setup an Oxford public node for experimenting and being part of the community. The issue is that they do not have funds so I came up with the idea that maybe it might appear some community members willing to lease their balance for them.

Are you willing to contribute leasing your forging power? Please let me know so I can synchronise everything, once everything is set up.

Although the current Ardor transactions fees are very low in terms of rewarding the nodes, the profits would go towards the society’s events, so not for profit of course. It is really interesting that they want to test a rasp pi 3 for forging and get some measures. Thanks! Once they configure their node I´ll let you know the address.

You can contact Almonte on the ArdorNxt Slack, or drop us a line in the comments field.

Source
More Info

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  • Monaco International Blockchain, May 16th -17th

Berzelius, networking, panel discussion, a beer and the girls – good times!

More info

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  • Global Blockchain Technology Summit, May 17th -18th

Jelurida sponsored this London event.

Source

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  • Consensus 2018

Elizabeth, the director of the ANG, attended Consensus 2018 in NYC.

Elizabeth updated the community along the way, in Slack

In case you missed it in another thread, I just set up a meeting with a man and his colleagues about smart city applications when I am in Arizona next month.

Right before that I connected with a man who wants me to speak at his meetup soon.

I met some really interesting people over lunch including some blockchain builder consultants that said our platform was on their radar and a CEO of a sharing community that wants to build a big blockchain project.

I’m going to try to give you a play-by-play so you will see how productive these events can be.

But maybe of more interest meeting @alex0909 and @gabriel. Here’s proof, I’ll try to grab a photo with Alex the next time I see him

 

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Jealous of all the cool events that you did not go to? No worries as there are many opportunities to meet us, showcase your support, passion, or curiosity about Nxt, Ardor, and Ignis in the coming weeks.

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

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Upcoming:

  • Korea Israel Innovation Center, May 23th – 29th

Ardor Roadmap and Lightweight Contracts

Monday, May 28, 2018, 7:00 PM

Dream Plus Gangnam
311 Gangnam-daero, Seocho 2(i)-dong Seoul, KR

48 Members Attending

Learn about the most technologically advanced blockchain protocol from a core developer and blockchain expert. Lior Yaffe of Jelurida will present the Ardor platform and NXT blockchain roadmap and demo our unique Lightweight Contracts and Transaction Vouchers features. We will leave time for questions and open discussion. See https://www.jelurida.c…

Check out this Meetup →

More Info

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  • Blockshow Europe, May 28-29th 

Veronica wrote:

We will continue to expand our community and keep Jelurida at the forefront of the Fintech market in Berlin, at the end of May, as we attend Blockshow Europe.

Myself, along with longtime community members like Alberto Fernandez (@almonte), Gabriel Francesch (@gabriel) and Moritz Warntjen (@mrmoejoe) will meet in person and have the opportunity to network together. Can’t wait!

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  • CEBIT Festival 2018 in Hannover, on June 11th -15th

Veronica wrote:

Of all the startup platforms in Europe at the moment, none are as fast-growing or international in scope as SCALE11 at CEBIT, and Jelurida is pleased to announce that we will be on stage & have a booth within the Blockchain zone of the conference. This is exciting exposure, and we are proud to represent Ardor, Nxt, and Ignis at this event!

Source

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  • Blockchain Hackathon – Larson Group – July 13-15th, Zürich, Switzerland

Do you have experience with using the Nxt API, or the Ardor platform’s API? Here’s an open call for you. Let us know if you go.

They wrote:

This Blockchain Hackathon is looking to generate ideas that solve real business problems in a short period of time. The core Hackathon subject is Interoperability between Blockchains and Blockchain and Distributed Ledger Technology solution development. All are welcome; if you are a Coder / Programmer / Developer / Software Engineer, Data Scientist, Computer Scientist, Project Manager, Business Analyst, Business Architect or Life Hacker, please get in touch. Programmers / Coders / Developers / Software Engineers are required to have one or more of the following technical skills:

Ethereum, Hyperledger, R3 Corda, EOS, Lisk, Cardano, Nxt, Java, C++, C#, .Net, Node.js, Angular

Source

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DEVELOPMENT

 

  • Lior Yaffe in Medium – Lightweight Contracts Design

Jelurida has been very busy developing their new Lightweight Contracts concept. Lior wrote about the latest changes that he and the other devs at Jelurida have been at work on. This article does a good job of explaining the technical side of implementing and triggering Lightweight Contracts and goes into deeper detail on “Vouchers” and their usefulness and versatility – analogous to an invoice, but nowhere near as limiting in scope.

He wrote:

To summarize, the design of the lightweight contract feature is rapidly progressing. In the upcoming days, we will release additional examples of new contracts functionality which addresses real use cases, explains how transaction vouchers work, and how they can be easily integrated with contracts to unleash the full power of decentralized applications.

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  • Lior Yaffe in Hackernoon – Introduction to Transaction Vouchers

If it seems like we are hammering you on the head with Transaction Vouchers, hey – thanks for noticing! This is a very useful and immediately applicable concept that Jelurida is being a thought-leader in. As mentioned above, a Transaction Voucher can be thought of as a secure invoice for payment that is easier to use than the current methods. Anyone who has tried to send funds to or from an external third-party exchange, like Bittrex, knows how scary and intimidating the process is. It may not be that hard, but it sure can look less intimidating and Transaction Vouchers are going to go a long way towards making such payments easier and more secure, such is the dream after all!

Lior wrote:

Think about transaction vouchers like an invoice. A request to pay a certain amount to a certain address signed by the private key of the recipient. The idea is based on the Bitcoin Payment Request proposal but using the rich functionality of Ardor/Ignis, we can do so much more.

The voucher itself is a JSON format, composed of the transaction json, transaction bytes and a digital signature of the transaction bytes.

Say, Alice wants Bob to pay her 100 IGNIS. She logs into the Ardor wallet using Bob’s account and sends payment as if she were Bob. Of course, she does not have Bob’s passphrase, so she cannot submit the transaction. Instead, she signs Bob’s payment using her passphrase and generates a voucher.

Alice then downloads the voucher and emails it to Bob.

Bob receives the voucher and loads it into the Ardor wallet. The Ardor wallet automatically verifies that the voucher signature is valid and that the voucher bytes are a correct representation of the voucher transaction JSON. After validation succeeds, the wallet presents Bob with the request, it shows Alice’s address as the recipient, the amount she wants him to pay, any attached messages and any other transaction parameters.

All Bob needs to do is validate the data, sign, and submit the transaction using his passphrase.

(…)

But vouchers are not limited to payments. They can be used for any transaction type supported by Ignis. For example Bob wants to delegate a poll vote to Alice. (…) Or, as another example, Charlie, a forging pool operator, wants Bob to lease his balance to his pool. Again he performs the leasing request on behalf of Bob, then sends a voucher that Bob needs to sign and submit.

Source

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  • Ardor Lite Update

Updates from the Ardor Lite project. The creator is accepting feedback on changes that you would like to see added to the Android app – and an iOS app is in development.

mrv777 wrote:

Version 0.8.4 of Ardor lite released to the Google play app store. Changes include:
• Korean added to translations (in time for the South Korea meetup)
• Loading splash screen added
• Clicking on coin exchange prices now loads that price and displays the max available at that price
• If <0.001 on coin exchange, says that instead of rounding to
• Fix decimal formatting for buy/sell in coin exchange
• Styling improvments
• Increased max amount of trades shown in coin exchange
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=mrv.ardor.lite

If anyone has any more suggestions for Ardor Lite please let me know. I am trying to finalize version 1.0 for Android and iOS. Everything looks good on Android currently, iOS needs some styling tweaks

Anyone want to test on iOS?

https://ardornxt.slack.com/files/U0M91QZCP/FASUWCK51/ardor_lite_0.8.7.ipa

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  •  Weekly Reminder: Forge OR lease your forging power

Did you read that call for ARDR holders to support students by leasing their balance to them?

Nxter, if you are not forging, please consider leasing your balance to a hub like the above. By doing so, you do not just support a great project, you’ll also be securing your investment in the blockchain. Why? Forgers create all new Ardor blocks, confirm all child chain transactions, and secure the whole Ardor network.

Don’t you know how to lease your balance?

In the Client Dashboard, under your balance, click More Info

Select Account Leasing > Lease your balance to another account

Enter the account you want to lease your balance to

Calculate fee (it’s 0.1 ARDR). Lease Balance.

You can submit 2 leasing transactions just after each other and prolong the leasing period to 92 days. By leasing your balance you do not put your ARDR at risk – you can still use, spend, and move them as you wish. Your coins and your passphrase are not sent to the forging hub – it only gets the ability to forge with your balance.

To support the University of Oxford’s public node, contact almonte or leave us a comment.

Nxter Magazine’s forging account is ARDOR-NYJW-6M4F-6LG2-76FR5 – you’ll support our work.

Bitswift has a forging hub with payouts here.
And the good old https://ardorpool.tezzigator.com has payouts too.

Want to forge by yourself? Read more about the forging algorithm here, and don’t forget SegfaultSteve’s advise!

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BUSINESSES ON ARDOR

 

  • FreeBird 2.0 – Update

Last week the FreeBird team announced that their airdrop and ICO are complete! More FBC tokens can be had by frequent users of their new microblog platform.

Goodrain wrote:

Airdrop and 2.0 ICO is finished.

Freebird 2.0 is now available. In order to promote this decentralized microblog system, we launched dividends and active user rewards.

1. Dividends
All FBC (IGNIS asset:10901629157658360185) holders will receive 1% dividend every week. We have prepared 80,000,000 FBC for dividends.

2. Active user rewards
Every week, we will select up to 50 active users to send FBC rewards. Active users are those who publish messages on FreeBird 2.0. We have prepared 20,000,000 FBC for rewards.

The above activities will take effect from today until the end of the rewards.

Source

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  • Bitswift Child Chain Update

Last week Bitswift had the following updates, including their CASH token.

bitswiftbro wrote:

instead of focusing on how to build a better blockchain, we focus on apps that connect people to the blockchain
each app having some business aspect to it.. some purpose.

A practical guide to generating passive crypto token rewards on the Bitswift blockchain

Paul Busch

I am most excited for CASH token as we will be marketing it as a “digital currency” and plan to integrate it into future platforms. For example there is nothing saying we cant enable the decentralized marketplace, and have CASH being the primary currency for that market place. I have some other ideas in regards to gaming and CASH token, where we could have a gaming divison of Bitswift that focuses on developing VR content that utilize CASH token. (I am a big fan of VR). Actually I have been thinking quite a bit about using CASH token as the basis for an economy inside a virtual reality world. Where community members could visit to claim CASH tokens, I wonder how CASH could be used to influence player locations and interactions.

I feel volume will pick up as we continue to add more utility to the tokens. Our tech business is also getting an increase in amount of interest from our general business customers regarding crypto. Part of the reason we are releasing Bitswift.cash is so that these users can just enter our ecosystem through that platform which will act as an exchange on its own.
I think Bitswift.cash could also be used as a proof of concept for universal basic income on the blockchain.

LtBrix
Will users be able to trade cash for other cryptocurrencies?

Paul Busch
Yes there will be a market for CASH tokens on the asset exchange.
This is a platform that we support, so expect the market to have support.
Working on legals, business stuff, adding some stats on the CASH token market, testing, more testing, move flexepin service to production, release.

Distribution will happen through the bitswift.cash platform. Users have to claim cash token there to recieve it. Either that or trade it on the asset exchange. Each user can claim the same amount per day.

So the market will go live when we offically launch the platform. ETA… not sure.. it seems to take lawyers a long time to do things. I would hope that we have it publicly available within 30 days or so. That is of course if we are not finding any problems.

Bitswift cash is just one application on bitswift. It provides a use case example for how applications may use the blockchain.
Ardor already has AEUR, the euro gateway, so I am thinking Bitswift.cash will become the Canadian gateway. It should be relatively easy to hook up other payment methods like interac E transfer online, and even credit card for those users we really trust, such as our current business customers.

LtBrix
How many ppl are working on Bitswift with you?

Paul Busch
There are 2 core people doing the blockchain dev stuff, myself doing project management, then we have a few community members who do various things, such as making our reddit look nice for example. Then our tech business has 5 guys doing stuff, and we have admin (my wife) who takes care of all the paperwork. Mike (my brother ) manages all the bitswift.shop stuff. Hes doing a really good job with that, if you check out the products now everything is really nicely formatted and such, hes done that all.

Join Bitswift on TelegramDiscord, and Reddit.

Learn more about the Bitswift ecosystem

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IN THE MEDIA

  • What Is Action Coin?

Months ago we wrote about the Action Coin and their ICO. But apart from existing, many people do not know who they are or what differentiates them from thousands of other legitimate platforms out there. In short, they say they are a blockchain-based reward program that is built on Nxt, so there was an airdrop for anyone with a balance of NXT on the Nxt blockchain. We caution against using your Nxt passphrase to login to their site to check on your ACTN tokens as we do not know how secure their site is – use your account address if you want to check your balance – ALWAYS SAFEGUARD YOUR PASSPHRASE.

They wrote:

Action Coin is built on Nxt Blockchain technology

The first cryptocurrency, Bitcoin, was launched only nine years ago. Today there are more than 1500 known cryptocurrencies, and the number of coins is increasing every day. Many of these digital assets are tailored towards payments, but some offer much more than that.

On February 8th 2018, we cloned the Nxt Public Blockchain, thereby forming the basis of the Action Coin Public Blockchain. Our clone includes all of the wallets that were on the Nxt Blockchain when we took the snapshot, and 10% of the total Action Coin supply was automatically airdropped to all (more than 234,000) Nxt holders (as per the terms of the Jelurida JPL), at the approximate ratio of one (1) ACTN for every Nxt held on that date.

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PRICE EVOLUTION

  • TradingView – ARDOR: 600%+ Potential, Next Cycle in BTC! by PeacefulWarrior

Source

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  • TradingView – Ardor (ARDBTC) Good Buying Opportunity by FX_Academy

Source

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  • TradingView – NXT: Road to the Great Profits! by PeacefulWarrior

Source

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  • TradingView – ARDR Cheeky 20% by Cryptonite_trader

Source

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  • Weekly NXT/ARDR/IGNIS Price Evolution

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

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

The following graphic shows the IGNIS / Bitcoin exchange price at Bittrex over this past week:

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That is all for this week, Nxters. Follow us on Twitter or Telegram for important breaking updates during the week as they happen. The blockchain world is growing and progressing with every passing week and our dreams are that much closer to being realized and fulfilled! Progress is hard work, but it is worth it. Learning about blockchains like Ardor is going to be work, but it will pay off once you begin seeing the immediate benefits, trust us. See you back here next week. We will keep you updated on the growing world of distributed ledger technology.

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

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Nxter News – May 2018 (II): Life Can Only Be Understood Backwards; But It Must Be Lived Forwards

May (II)

Welcome, dear Nxters and other followers!

Progress is not always elegant or “picture-perfect.” Progress is often slow, painful, but ultimately greatly worth the momentary inconveniences of the growing pains. The computer did not change our lives in a day, it took decades for the technology to mature to benefit the average person. Then came the internet which exploded in popularity after only years. Now we have blockchain and ICO’s and cryptocurrencies and the like. America continues to, slowly, appreciate and regulate ICO’s and tokens like XRP and ETH – more ICO’s are planned for this year than ever before and we are at the forefront of this technological evolution! Progress is moving forward and learning these things – if this scares you, well, it should not, it should excite you! Last week we challenged you to spend an hour using the Ardor client. Did you do it?

We are not here to judge you, rather we are here to guide you through all this. Last week was eventful for the Nxt / Ardor / Ignis community. Jelurida released an intermediate roadmap, new videos, we warn you about filthy scammers, we reviewed the Ardor Blockchain Bootcamp course on Udemy and confirmed that you, yes you can become an advanced user of Ignis and Jelurida’s Ardor client. We bring you the latest info on the Triffic ICO, the latest Meetups that are happening  (and there are many), and much more!

We welcome back our old readers and warmly welcome our new ones. We want our readers to stay up-to-date with the blockchain evolution and we also want our readers to keep themselves and, their data, as safe as possible. Become experts in the Nxt / Ardor / Ignis blockchain ecosystem. So lean back and learn about all of last week’s progress.

 

COMMUNITY

MEETUPS

BUSINESSES ON ARDOR

DEVELOPMENT

IN THE MEDIA

PRICE EVOLUTION

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


 COMMUNITY

  • Jelurida

Ardor Roadmap Updated

Lior Yaffe, co-founder, core-developer, and spokesperson for Jelurida, posted on Slack last week:

Ardor/Ignis roadmap update:
As promised I’m posting an intermediate roadmap update for Q2/2018 in order to update the community about the development progress. The release of the full products roadmap, including NXT, is scheduled for the Ardor Seoul Meetup and will take place on May 28th.

What we announce today is as follows:

Q2/2018 release:
• Asset, Currency, Goods specific bundlers
• Translation of wallet to 14 languages
• Lightweight Contracts Add-on – testnet
• Transaction Vouchers – testnet
• Java 9 support

The Pruning and Snapshots feature will be available on testnet in Q3 and on mainnet in Q4.

We are making good progress with the design and implementation, however, we must make sure everything works 100%, before we can go live with such an important and unique feature.

And so, https://www.jelurida.com/ardor-roadmap shows the following changes:

Changes in the roadmap. Former roadmap (on the left, from Google Cache). New roadmap (on the right, from jelurida.com)

What is this  “Transaction Vouchers” now? And where did the “Additional child chains launched on mainnet” in Q2 go?

We will have to stay excited until the 28th of May when Lior goes on stage in Seoul, but following the indicators and action going on on the chats and forums, it is not a delay that we need to worry about. Triffic, the first child chain ICO on Ignis is not delayed, the Transaction Vouchers concept is well explained by Lior in a video below,  and “Asset, Currency, Goods specific bundlers” looks like an addition that screams for getting more attention soon. If you recall the “0 transaction fees post” about custom child chain bundlers, you might have a hunch about what will be added.

At Nxter.org we feel nothing but confident and eagerly await the next two weeks.

Ardor Roadmap and Lightweight Contracts

Monday, May 28, 2018, 7:00 PM

Dream Plus Gangnam
311 Gangnam-daero, Seocho 2(i)-dong Seoul, KR

32 Members Attending

Learn about the most technologically advanced blockchain protocol from a core developer and blockchain expert. Lior Yaffe of Jelurida will present the Ardor platform and NXT blockchain roadmap and demo our unique Lightweight Contracts and Transaction Vouchers features. We will leave time for questions and open discussion. See https://www.jelurida.c…

Check out this Meetup →

 

Jelurida Invited to Oxford University, May 14th

Veronica wrote:

We are delighted to share that Jelurida is invited by the Oxford University & Oxford Foundry to help educate its students and faculty sbout the future of Blockchain technology and Blockchain-as-a-Service. (…)

We will be presenting the Ardor technology for two hours plus Q&A Monday May 14th at 18h CET. After the talk, we will have dinner with the main representatives of the Oxford Foundry and the Oxford Blockchain Association, to discuss further potential collaborations.

It’s so exciting to be working with these great minds on the future of this technology.

Source
More Info

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Videos – The Jelurida Q&A’s Continued

It is not a joke to give support to a global community of users, businesses, and blockchain developers. Jelurida took care of their support, starting January 2018, also, last week they posted this video about its company values, and a third one, about the value of the NXT blockchain platform:

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  • Ardor Bootcamp Reviewed by Nxter

Last week Nxter reviewed the Ardor Blockchain Bootcamp offered on Udemy. The 3.5-hour course is designed to transform even the newest, most unfamiliar person into an advanced user of Ignis and the Ardor platform. Over the course, you will be asked to create and issue your own assets and currencies on the Ardor TESTNET and gain first-hand experience using much of the rich and unique functionality of Ardor. Well worth the fee to register, and there’s a special Nxter coupon code for YOU inside the article.

Ardor Blockchain Bootcamp Reviewed or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Master Ardor

 

More Info

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  • Binance Dexathon – thanks for the pizza

Some weeks ago Binance announced a “Dexathon“, a coding competition with a $1M prize. The competition aims to create a new decentralized exchange (DEX) that will use its own native blockchain, Binance Chain.

Having launched the world’s first DEX, with the successful Nxt AE (Nxt Asset Exchange) online from 2014, some community members found it hard not to pitch in. One person that took matters into his own hands was community member: @patoshi.

Patoshi:

giving an ardor demo…. lets see how it goes.

Elizabeth, director of the Nxt and Ardor Group (ANG):

I’m looking forward to talking with Patoshi this week at Consensus and looking at ways ANG can help.

There are so many opportunities for team work and support here in our community! @patoshi is working hard on many fronts. It will be fascinating to hear more about both his Meetups in NYC and his development projects!

Binance benefits from the Meetup they will sponsor. If we want the same attention we would need to find a way for Ardor to uniquely provide a benefit to them. (…) think on that while we wait :slightly_smiling_face:

More info

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  • Scam Accounts on Twitter

Lately, a lot of fake twitter accounts are appearing offering Ethereum giveaways. Jelurida has them, Nxter Magazine, nxtplatform, ardorplatform, ardornxtgroup, sazan have them. Ask yourself: would any of us give away free ETH? If it seems to good to be true, it is.

The fraudsters impersonate our profiles to promote their scams – it is not very brilliantly done, but we can see that they steal from some. Nxters, please BE AWARE!

One of the hundreds of scammer accounts. Blocked us, so we can’t them.

People, do not fall for it. Seriously. You do not send cryptocurrencies to accounts you do not know.  And Nxters, if you see fake Nxt/Ardor accounts, please let us know, and help us report them. Newbies are getting hurt by these scams!

Official Twitter accounts are:

@Jelurida
@IGNISguide
@ArdorPlatform
@NxtCommunity
@Ardor_Nxt_Group

Nxter Magazine: @Nxter_org

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 Exchanges

HitBTC – Opened IGNIS/ARDR Deposits and Withdrawals

HitBTC opened Ignis and Ardor exchanges last week:

mitev86
Hitbtc open deposit and withdrawal Ardor and Ignis

martis
just checked hitbtc, both are available for deposit/withdraw

zuqka
So they released people’s ardor and Ignis after 5 months? Can’t be.

ascendus
Unfortunately they didn´t credited my IGNIS airdrop coins.

Help us hold them responsible!

Nxters, readers, other crypto followers – opening the wallets is great, but finishing the distribution of the IGNIS Airdrop tokens as promised should be accomplished too.

ChangeNOW – ARDR and IGNIS Enabled

zuqka

https://changenow.io, Ardor and Ignis enabled.

Lior

Looks like its finally working (at least it provides the exchange rates which was a problem with IGNIS last month). If someone would like to test their service I would really appreciate it.

More info

 

Coinbit – Listing IGNIS, ARDR, and NXT

Elizabeth (ANG):

New Coinbit Exchange opens Ardor and Nxt trading pairs to Korean Market.

Support your tokens 

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

Bithumb

Let your voice be heard:

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

https://twitter.com/BithumbOfficial/status/974560572451598336

Dontoshi

You can vote for NXT/ARDR/IGNIS:

https://dontoshi.featureupvote.com/suggestions/6975/nxtdecentralizing-the-future

https://dontoshi.featureupvote.com/suggestions/6945/ardor-platform-ardr

https://dontoshi.featureupvote.com/suggestions/7053/ignis-coin

 

CoinPulse

You can also vote for NXT/ARDR/IGNIS here:

https://request.coinpulse.io/suggestions/7170/nxt-coin-decentralizing-the-future

https://request.coinpulse.io/suggestions/7171/ardor-platform-ardr

https://request.coinpulse.io/suggestions/7172/ignis-coin

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  • Everything About Ardor! Video in Spanish by FunOntheRide

The author, after attending to the Blockchain for Business Meetup in Madrid, decided to create this informative and easy to understand piece about Ardor. Spanish language video.

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MEETUPS

  • Meetup in Madrid: Blockchain – Smart Contracts

The Meetup in Madrid went well last week. We will post related videos and stories soon.

More info

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Many opportunities to showcase your support, passion, or curiosity about Nxt, Ardor, and Ignis present themselves in the coming weeks.

A reminder for all Nxters, Nxt, Ardor and child chain community members – the community has been compiling the blockchain Meetup events across the ecosystem: https://teamup.com/ksv4ccmkufbpbqp86o.

napdude
As soon as Ardor ecosystem event dates are known, put them into cryptoCalendar to get the word out.
https://cryptocalendar.pro/

  • Monaco International Blockchain, May 16th -17th

berzelius

myself and Kristina are heading to Monaco next week to attend the first blockchain conference event there: https://monaco-international-blockchain.io/

https://monaco-international-blockchain.io

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  • Global Blockchain Technology Summit, May 17th -18th

Jelurida is a principal sponsor for Global Blockchain Technology Summit in London, May 17-18th. The summit will focus on cybersecurity, regulation, cryptocurrency, smart contracts and more.

Source

  • Blockshow Europe, May 28-29th 

Veronica wrote:

We will continue to expand our community and keep Jelurida at the forefront of the Fintech market in Berlin, at the end of May, as we attend Blockshow Europe.

Myself, along with longtime community members like Alberto Fernandez (@almonte), Gabriel Francesch (@gabriel) and Moritz Warntjen (@mrmoejoe) will meet in person and have the opportunity to network together. Can’t wait!

Website

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  • Korea Israel Innovation Center, May 23th – 29th

Ardor Roadmap and Lightweight Contracts

Monday, May 28, 2018, 7:00 PM

Dream Plus Gangnam
311 Gangnam-daero, Seocho 2(i)-dong Seoul, KR

32 Members Attending

Learn about the most technologically advanced blockchain protocol from a core developer and blockchain expert. Lior Yaffe of Jelurida will present the Ardor platform and NXT blockchain roadmap and demo our unique Lightweight Contracts and Transaction Vouchers features. We will leave time for questions and open discussion. See https://www.jelurida.c…

Check out this Meetup →

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  • CEBIT Festival 2018 in Hannover, on June 11th -15th

Veronica wrote:

Of all the startup platforms in Europe at the moment, none are as fast-growing or international in scope as SCALE11 at CEBIT, and Jelurida is pleased to announce that we will be on stage & have a booth within the Blockchain zone of the conference. This is exciting exposure, and we are proud to represent Ardor, Nxt, and Ignis at this event!

Their website

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BUSINESSES ON ARDOR

  • Triffic – ICO About to Start

The Triffic team updated the community last week about when their anticipated ICO is going to occur – June 4th is the announced date.

coinerz also wrote:

We are holding our ICO on the Ardor platform and eventually we will become our own Ardor childchain.

This is a fact, but there’s a huge reason why it doesn’t appear on the roadmap. That’s because the child-chain implementation timescale rests with us and not Jelurida.

As a company, we have several hoops to jump through before we are ready to implement the childchain.

We have our ICO, we have building and scaling our app. We have to build up the worldwide community and we have to ensure that what we create is compelling for as many people as possible.

This may take six months or less, it may take a year or longer – at the moment there are so many variables, it’s impossible to predict a timeframe, let alone one that is publically announced to fit in with another company’s roadmap.

My point to this is that the perceived slowness of new childchains is nothing to worry about. Good projects take time to do properly, but they are coming.

More Info at: https://www.reddit.com/r/Triffic/comments/8if9ki/triffic_the_first_major_ico_to_utilize_the_ardor/ced

The Triffic Telegram Group is at https://t.me/joinchat/IC6UHRD3tdFRyou_KWrgqQ

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  • Bitswift Child Chain Update

Last week was busy for the Bitswift community. They announced a proper block explorer, and a practical guide to bundling with Bitswift was created by one of the founders, and more:

Bitswift Client Newsletter (Tech Update) repo: https://bitswifttechsolutions.freshservice.com/solution/categories/5000044631/folders/5000068080

Paul Busch,
https://bitswift.network/transaction.html?transaction=d51ac8c208f629325ce335498fe88c96525fe563b613a3bca95a7e4608f4e4e4&transaction=ecd7c28a0ae05c2994c4421f7fa4260a21384632248dcf07b8c6747299acd3a1

now we have a proper block explorer Big thanks to the devs helping with these things

bitswiftbro

txn verification option added to bitswift.network
https://bitswift.network/transaction.html
outputs full txn details

Moreover, Paul Busch created a practical guide to Bundling BitswiftBitswift is also building a global digital copyright system to showcase how the Bitswift blockchain can be utilized for transparency purposes while proving immutable ownership of digital data.

Join Bitswift on TelegramDiscord, and Reddit.

Learn more about the Bitswift ecosystem

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DEVELOPMENT

 

  • Generate and Get Paid with Vouchers, Using Ardor

In this video, Lior explains a new feature from Jelurida’s roadmap, “Vouchers”, to a captive audience in Oslo. In essence, “Vouchers” look like an easier way to create unsigned transactions JSON’s and send them to each other. You can do this with NXT and any Ardor child chain already, so what we are looking at might not a completely new feature but an optimization of the UI, and perhaps some new API’s.

In the video, Lior shows how to send a “Voucher”, consisting of a simple money transfer – in essence, an invoice for money owed.

If you want to send invoices today you can

1. Log in to any node, like nxt.nxter.org or ardor.nxter.org with the Payer’s account address.
2. Create the transaction and click ‘Advanced’ > ‘Do Not Broadcast’ > ‘Do Not Sign’ > ‘SUBMIT’.
3. Paste the ‘Unsigned Transaction Bytes’ or JSON into a text file or an email and send it to the Payer.

The Payer can now sign it with his passphrase and broadcast the transaction.

Or sign with NxtBridge OFFLINE tool or SigBro OFFLINE, and broadcast securely via the nxter.org website.

We look forward to learning more about the inbuilt “Vouchers” feature, which is planned for testnet in Q2/2018.

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  • Blockchain Generator Based on NXT Clone Starter Kit

Building upon the backs of giants, one Farbod Saraf, announced his project CoinGenerator: an open-source command line tool which allows you to create your own Proof-of-Stake (PoS) cryptocurrency (a Nxt blockchain clone). A nifty and elegant idea – but remember, per the terms of the JPL, 10% of any tokens created are reserved for NXT holders.

https://twitter.com/farbodsaraf/status/986621727059922947

Farbod wrote:

We wanted to create our own cryptocurrency to integrate into our product but soon we realized that there are not many resources to help to build an energy efficient coin. So we decided to create this open-source tool which enables you to make your own cryptocurrency with its blockchain in less than a few minutes: https://www.producthunt.com/posts/coingenerator

Why your own crypto? Just a few use cases:

  • Build a local currency for your city
  • Build an asset management system for your company
  • Build an internal bonus system for your employees
  • Integrate blockchain to your existing product (e.g. to create a gamification ecosystem for your app) – or just play around for testing.

PS. For every cryptocurrency being generated via this tool, 10% of the tokens go back to NXT holders (due to NXT JPL license).

Come share this special moment with us on Product Hunt (we’re trending!) and tell us what you think about CoinGenerator.

We’ve made this [MOTIV currency] using the CoinGenerator: https://motive.network/
So basically 10% of the MOTIV coins will go to NXT holders. Same for any other projects made via this tool.

https://coingenerator.sh/

Read also the articles commented below How to Build Your Own Cryptocurrency (PoS) in Just a Few Minutes

How I created a cryptocurrency that rewards you for doing your own tasks

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  • Ardor Lite Update

Updates from the Ardor Lite project.

mrv777 wrote:

Releasing version 0.8.3 momentarily of Ardor lite: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=mrv.ardor.lite

Coin exchange crashing should be resolved now. Also added abilty to view public messages along with a few other small tweaks.

Please let me know any suggestions. Next version Im planning on increasing the number of coin exchange trades used in graphs. It’s currently at 200 trades.

In the previous released version (0.8.2) he added:

• Chinese Added
• Barcode scanner for contact creation
• Correctly label transactions between no other accounts except self
• Language should now default to native language if available
• Styling improvements
• Coin Exchange display bug corrected

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  •  Weekly Reminder 

We understand that our community truly is a global one and we respect that not everyone knows English – to this end we are working hard to have reliable and regular translations of the Nxter newsletters in the most popular non-English languages of our community.

Are you Chinese?

You can read Nxter newsletters in your own language here:

Spanish Nxters, all our news updates have been translated for you here:

Starting this week Nxter.org will be adding Korean, Russian and French sites as well.

If you have a project on Ardor or Nxt, or thoughts you want to share in a blog in your own language, please contact us.

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IN THE MEDIA

  • How to Issue an Asset on Ardor in 5 Mins

In this article, the author guides you through step-by-step how to create an asset on Ardor using the Asset Exchange. It really is that easy and simple to do!

The author wrote:

Ardor is touted as the leading contender in the BlockChain as a Service space and with good reason. It is more user friendly for individuals or business to get started with as everything can be done out of the box from within the official wallet without stress or worry.

Source

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  • Business.com – 5 Industries Primed for Blockchain Disruption

This article present use cases for blockchain and Ardor is highlighted as the premier example of Blockchain-as-a-Service (BaaS).

They wrote:

Blockchain as a service

Many blockchain projects have tried different methods to fix Ethereum’s scalability issue, including Ardor, the new BaaS that offers data cloud storage, customizable monetary tokens, decentralized trade, encrypted voting and messaging, and a local marketplace. Where Ardor is notable is in its unique method of tackling blockchain bloat.

Ardor actually consists of two blockchains: a parent and a child. The parent chain, Ardor, takes on the brunt of the processing functions, while the child chains pay a fee to have their transactions processed. Older transactions can then be pruned, with certain nodes opting to act as archives for obsolete transactions.

Ardor has already launched its first child chain, Ignis, with more to come, promising a cost-effective and secure solution for companies to piggyback on a full-fledged blockchain as opposed to building their own from scratch.

Source

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  • Bitscreener – Innovation and Enthusiasm Abounds in Crypto, but Where is the Trust and Experience?

ICO’s are exploding and it seems that everyone is trying to get in on this “hip” scene. But there are few trustworthy entities out there and the phrase “Caveat emptor” holds as true as ever. Jelurida continues to buck this trend by bringing maturity and experience to the blockchain space as there is a direct legacy between 2013 and the creation of the first 2.0 blockchain, Nxt, and Jelurida now. With years of experience and mature technologies, Jelurida is a lighthouse of stability in a cluttered and crowded sea of “bandwagoners” seeking to make a quick buck by throwing a celebrity and a flashy marketing campaign.

They wrote:

Jelurida, the company which owns the NXT Blockchain [IP rights], is another one that has history of experience having been around since November 2013. Jelurida is also expanding its growth with the experience it has garnered since taking up NXT, by building the Ardor Blockchain.

Both of these products from Jelurida are suitable for companies, but they differ in that NXT is designed for the private sector, and the public sector where as Ardor has more use-cases in the business sector. This indicates that the company has taken the time, and garnered the experience, to decide what is right with their Blockchain solutions in different circumstances.

Jelurida is strategically maintaining and developing for both Nxt and Ardor as both of them have common selling points, like PoS, java, APIs, and other such working features.

It has behind it trust, as well as experience, something that is vital, but mostly lacking from the new wave of cryptocurrency businesses.

Source

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  • Coinbureau – NXT Coin Review: A Deep Dive into the Original Blockchain 2.0

This article is a well-done overview of NXT. From the creation of the Nxt blockchain to the definition of Blockchain 2.0 to the present day: this article highlights that although Ardor is technically Nxt 2.0, the original coin and its blockchain are still around and still worth keeping tabs on.

They wrote:

In Conclusion

Nxt was the original proof of stake coin, and is considered by some to be the realization of blockchain 2.0 – an improved version of Bitcoin built with Java.

It has lost its luster over the years, and other blockchain 2.0 technologies have stolen its limelight, but it is still a powerful and unique blockchain. With the development of Ardor, the Jelurida group hopes to restore its grip on blockchain 2.0 technology, with an improved and scalable solution.

You can learn more about Nxt here or get involved in its active community of enthusiasts and developers here. You’ll also find a download for the Nxt client, as well as an online demo to show you how the client functions before you download.

Source

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  • Medium – A Step by Step Guide to Build a Proof of Stake Cryptocurrency with Its own Blockchain

A nice “How-To” guide that allows you to create your own Nxt based Proof-of-Stake (PoS) blockchain. Similar to the abovementioned CoinGenerator project, this comprehensive guide walks you through the set-up and deployment of your own blockchain.

 

The author wrote:

The Cryptocurrency will be a clone of Nxt Cryptocurrency. It uses the Proof of Stake consensus. There is no mining needed so it’s energy efficient. Also, the source code is in Java which is very well written and very easy to understand!

It will be released under the JPL license: https://www.jelurida.com/jpl

This license requires you to:

Give 10% of your coins to the Nxt holders (we will see how)

Keep your cryptocurrency open source

Source

 

  • How I Created a Cryptocurrency that Rewards you For Doing your Own Tasks

From the same author as the previous entry, this article walks you through the creation of Motive, a cryptocurrency that rewards you for “getting things done” (GTD). An interesting, but long, read.

Creator: On the left, the wallet of the cryptocurrency created, and on the right, Kanbanote!

From the creator:

[With] ERC20 Tokens, the only problem is that I would have to pay fees for each transaction which makes sending 1 MOTIV per task done, a very costly action for the users! Also ERC20 uses Ethereum that uses the proof of Work consensus which is using a lot of electricity power! That is why I went for the PoS solution. (…)

I then found NXT. After more researches, I even found the NXT Clone Starter: https://bitbucket.org/Jelurida/nxt-clone-starter. There was even a video tutorial made by the team. The only con which is actually good for adoption is that 10% of the new coins will be given to the NXT holders! (…)

Now the cryptocurrency works. I had to integrate it to Kanbanote. (…) I always try to improve the user experience, so this Cryptocurrency should not interfere with a normal usage!

Source

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PRICE EVOLUTION

  • TradingView – ARDR 389% by End of June by cbabyc

Source

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  • TradingView – NXT / Bitcoin by StockGuild

Source

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  • TradingView – NXT on 4X Profit This Summer? by CryptoManiac101

Source

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  • Weekly NXT/ARDR/IGNIS Price Evolution

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

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

The following graphic shows the IGNIS / Bitcoin exchange price at Bittrex over this past week:

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That is all for this week, Nxters. Follow us on Twitter or Telegram for important breaking updates during the week as they happen. The blockchain world is growing and progressing with every passing week and the sky is not even close to the limit of the potential for this great technology. Progress is hard work, but it is worth it. Learing about blockchains like Ardor is going to be work, but it will pay off once you begin seeing the immediate benefits! See you back here next week! We will keep you updated on the growing world of distributed ledger technology.

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

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Nxter News – May 2018 (I): He Who Has Overcome His Fears Will Truly Be Free

May (I)

Welcome, dear Nxters and other followers!

What are you afraid of when it comes to mastering Ardor? Unlike Ethereum’s Sharding which forever seems to be “right around the corner,” we have Ardor and Nxt. They are right here right now and they are working. To many, a blockchain is a scary thing, an abstract concept that is hard to connect to. This is patently absurd – you can overcome your fear of mastering Ardor by exploring it – we invite you to challenge yourself and spend an hour in the Ardor client, testnet or mainnet. We have written, ad nauseum, about the many great features of Ardor: the Coin Exchange, the Monetary System, Data Cloud, the Voting System, the ability to add conditions to transactions, aliases, all of it. But it is nothing more than words unless you experience it – dabble with it. Make it your own! Wonderful functionality exists that is immediately usable for most anyone and this is still just the beginning of what is to come.

Now it is May and soon it will be June and then it will be summer, and yet unless you act now and learn the joys of using Ardor, you will be filled with regret of not taking a small amount of time to appreciate just how powerful a tool we have at our fingertips right now. There is no time like the present and the “here and the now.” Go on, we will wait – plan an hour of your time that you can invest in Ardor.

Last week, as always, was eventful in the crypto space. Multiple third-party apps have releases on the Google Play store, the Ardor Bootcamp Udemy course received minor updates, Jelurida released more great videos of Lior extolling the virtues of Ardor, the underappreciated Ardor.World website received minor updates, news about upcoming Ardor and Ignis assets, and much more.

We welcome back our old readers and warmly welcome our new ones. We want our readers to stay up-to-date with the blockchain evolution and we also want our readers to keep themselves and, their data, as safe as possible. Become experts in the Nxt / Ardor / Ignis blockchain ecosystem. So lean back and learn about all of last week’s progress.

 

COMMUNITY

  • Jelurida
    • Roadmap Coming
    • Video – Ardor‘s Answer to Smart Contracts: Lightweight Contracts — Norway Hackathon Series
    • Video – If I am a Business Owner, do I need to code my own Blockchain from Scratch?
  • @IGNISguide
  • Ardor Bootcamp
  • Exchanges
    • HitBTC Wake Up!
    • What Happened to AEX Withdrawals
    • Upbit opened KRW/IGNIS Market
    • Vebitcoin – Nxt Ardor and Ignis Listed
    • Bithumb – Let your Voice be Heard
    • OKEx – Twitter Campaign
    • Dontoshi – You can vote for NXT/ARDR/IGNIS
    • CoinPulse – You can vote for NXT/ARDR/IGNIS

MEETUPS

BUSINESSES ON ARDOR

DEVELOPMENT

IN THE MEDIA

PRICE EVOLUTION

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


 COMMUNITY

  • Jelurida

Roadmap Coming

An updated technical roadmap from Jelurida is coming. Nothing new has been published since the ICO documentation from last year.

From Jelurida’s official website we have:

  • Q1 2018
    • Ensuring Ardor is running stable in production, resolving any issues discovered post-launch
    • Interviewing, hiring, and training new developers, quality assurance, and support team
  • Q2 2018
    • Pruning of child chain transactions and sharing of snapshot data between nodes on testnet
    • Additional child chains launched on mainnet
  • Q3 2018
    • Pruning and snapshotting implemented on mainnet
    • Support for child chain specific transaction types

However, in the IGNIS ICO whitepaper, from page 36, “Roadmap of the Utilization of the Money,”Jelurida proposes a more detailed growth plan depending on the total contribution which Jelurida receives from the ICO. As most know, this ended up being over $15M (excluding unsold tokens), which should result in a number of mindblowing additions to both Nxt, Ignis and Ardor’s roadmaps.

Lior:

We are still working on the technical roadmap update, I expect Jelurida to publish it by May 10th – not final. We have a meeting later this week to finalize our plans, the update of the roadmap depends on the outcome of this meeting. I wanted to update you since I promised [an] update by the end of April.

Marketing Accomplishments: Q1 2018 | Jelurida

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Video – Ardor’s Answer to Smart Contracts: Lightweight Contracts — Norway Hackathon Series

A recording of Lior Yaffe’s introduction to Lightweight Contracts at a hackathon in Kristiansand, Norway. The new and revolutionary concept of Lightweight Contracts is introduced in the following five-minute video.

Excerpt from the video:

One of the exciting features of the Ardor roadmap is the Lightweight Smart Contracts, allowing Blockchain application developers to create add-ons that enable the automation of tasks and implementation of business logic. Their intelligent design does not require invocation by every node on the network, while still achieving security and preventing misuse of the functionality by bad actors. In turn, this provides a much more efficient system, which is more secure, and bug free than smart contracts which must be invoked by every node on the network.

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Video – If I am a Business Owner, do I need to code my own Blockchain from Scratch?

A common question from business owners is how can they implement a blockchain if they do not know how to code one. Lior answers.

Excerpt from the video:

Where Ardor differs from other Blockchain platforms, is that it has pre-packaged features and application abilities right out of the box. There is no need to learn and code from scratch a Smart Contract application, for example. Ardor has many features, such as voting, asset exchanges, monetary systems, private messaging, and more, built in, and ready to use. In addition to that, you can relax about significant security flaws or other risks that would need to be considered if you were building your application from scratch.

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  • @IGNISguide

User and community member “farl”, actively contributing Nxter since forever, handed over his @IGNISguide twitter profile to Jelurida last week.

He tweeted:

https://twitter.com/IGNISguide/status/991611103712022528

A respectful “thank you” goes out to Farl for all his great work for our platforms over the years, topped up by this magnificently unselfish gesture. Truly a class act. Keep the ball rolling, friend. We would also like to thank Jelurida for this appreciation in their first tweet from the Ignis account:

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  • Ardor Bootcamp

The creator of the Udemy online course for Ardor: Ardor Bootcamp – updated the community on minor changes to his course. Nxter took the course and reviewed it. This course is worth your time and can teach most anyone something about using Ardor, even if you know it well. We highly recommend this course to anyone – it is a bargain at its price and it will only continue to get better as more content is added!

efunkem wrote:

Quick update on #ardorbootcamp:
– updated title to “ardor blockchain bootcamp” per @chesslover suggestion. Will trial various names. May periodically add in child chain names when they pump to take advantage of increased searches
To do:
– update Jelurida pronunciation
– update forging video with actual example
– add video on forging pools

Keep the suggestions coming! It’s getting 1-2 new subscribers per day = widening exposure in addition to more people actually learning how to use it and create real world utility!

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  • Exchanges

Another week, another update on third-party exchanges. Voting opportunities to get NXT / ARDR / IGNIS listed continue to exist.

HitBTC Wake Up!

It is almost a sick joke now: how long does it take HitBTC? We have entered the FIFTH month since the IGNIS Airdrop and they have still not released the IGNIS. Ridiculous – please get your act together HitBTC. There is no good reason for not having enabled IGNIS trading and withdrawals.

Please help those Nxters with IGNIS still locked on the exchange. Feel free to RT the above.

About HitBTC’s IGNIS IOU’s: https://www.nxter.org/nxt-news-august-2017-iv/#HitBTC_Ignis
Airdrop Statement: https://blog.hitbtc.com/statement-on-the-upcoming-btc-hard-forks-and-ignis-airdrop/
Contact HitBTC Support: https://support.hitbtc.com/hc/en-us/requests/new?ticket_form_id=360000029805

What Happened to AEX ARDR Withdrawals?

Another exchange having problems with delivering on their promises to their users, in this case possibly due to language barriers, is the Chinese: AEX. They have NXT and IGNIS fully working, they distributed the IGNIS airdrop, enabled ARDR deposits and trading, but leave their users with no way to withdraw their ARDR. This has caused fury among traders on the exchange as well as all involved parties, and we hope to see what Lior (Jelurida) calls “a minor misunderstanding among friends” resolved ASAP.

Lior:

To whom it may concern, the problem with the AEX withdrawals is that in Ardor/Ignis withdrawal to a new account requires fee payment of 1 ARDR for the account creation + 0.01 for the payment fee so 1.01 ARDR in total converted to IGNIS. But AEX only paid 0.05 IGNIS transaction fee which is fine for normal transaction but not for transactions which create a new account.

If I recall, this problem has been discussed with them in the past. The best approach is for them to bundle their own transactions so they can submit all IGNIS transaction with 0 fee as explained in https://nxtwiki.org/wiki/Exchange_Integration_Ignis

Alternatively, they can check before performing the withdrawal if the account exists by calling the getAccount API and if not add IGNIS equivalent to 1 ARDR to the transaction fee.

While we wait for Jelurida and AEX to find a solution, hopefully, last week’s announcement that Chinese Nxters, fz1128 (Feng) and Zang (developer of WalletNxt) are taking on the task of promoting NXT and IGNIS in the AEX community, will help spread awareness about those tokens.

Upbit Opened KRW/IGNIS Market

In better news:

The Ignis market price exploded with near to +100%  just after enabling the IGNIS <-> KRW pair on Upbit.

Ardorbaby(Korean blogger)

Upbit opened KRW market of Ignis

Vebitcoin – Nxt Ardor and Ignis Listed

The first Turkish crypto exchange, Vebitcoin, has listed our three currencies:

Support your tokens 

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

Bithumb

Let your voice be heard:

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

https://twitter.com/BithumbOfficial/status/974560572451598336

OKEx

OKEx writes:

Follow, RT & comment your answer at the Twitter post for a chance to win 600 ENJ. We will pick 5 winners at 18:00 May 7, 2018 (HKT, UTC+8). The top 5 tokens will also have a chance to be listed on OKEx.

Dontoshi

You can vote for NXT/ARDR/IGNIS:

https://dontoshi.featureupvote.com/suggestions/6975/nxtdecentralizing-the-future

https://dontoshi.featureupvote.com/suggestions/6945/ardor-platform-ardr

https://dontoshi.featureupvote.com/suggestions/7053/ignis-coin

 

CoinPulse

You can also vote for NXT/ARDR/IGNIS here:

https://request.coinpulse.io/suggestions/7170/nxt-coin-decentralizing-the-future

https://request.coinpulse.io/suggestions/7171/ardor-platform-ardr

https://request.coinpulse.io/suggestions/7172/ignis-coin

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MEETUPS

  • STATE OF DIGITAL MONEY – Los Angeles, May 5th

Elizabeth, director of ANG attended this conference in LA. Elizabeth networked with many people from many different cryptocurrency projects and more info will come in the coming weeks. Great job Elizabeth on spreading the word of Ignis, Ardor and Nxt!

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A reminder for all Nxters, Nxt, Ardor and child chain community members – the community has been compiling the blockchain Meetup events across the ecosystem.

napdude
As soon as Ardor ecosystem event dates are known, put them into cryptoCalendar to get the word out.
https://cryptocalendar.pro/

  • Chiang Mai, Thailand, May 7th

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  • Korea Israel Innovation Center, May 23th – 29th

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  • CEBIT Festival 2018 in Hannover, on June 11th -15th

Veronica wrote:

For those in the community eager for us to have more exposure, we have some good news. Of all the startup platforms in Europe at the moment, none are as fast-growing or international in scope as SCALE11 at CEBIT, and Jelurida is pleased to announce that we will be on stage & have a booth within the Blockchain zone of the conference. This is exciting exposure, and we are proud to represent Ardor, Nxt, and Ignis at this event! https://buff.ly/2EiE77e

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BUSINESSES ON ARDOR

  • Bitswift Child Chain Update

The upcoming bitswift.cash project is an exciting one. In their March newsletter, Bitswift informed the community that “Bitswift.cash will provide the accessibility options for our customers to easily enter the token ecosystem through Bitswift.” Bitswift.cash will utilize the Flexepin voucher system in which anyone may locally purchase a Flexepin voucher and redeem it on Bitswift.cash in exchange for Bitswift tokens at market rate. The following conversation highlights this idea.

LtBrix:

The bitswift.cash project, how will the CAD be taxed when entering via your gateway? I’m guessing that the legal side in this project is fairly complex.

Paul Busch, [In reply to LtBrix]

This is basically what we are waiting for at the moment. Our terms and privacy policy, accounting etc, word back from our lawyers etc. We still need to work out these details before going public.

My thinking is that there will be a service fee and that service fee will be taxable.

First we will get some people using it in closed beta as we iron out any glitches and prepare the business side for a smooth launch. http://www.bitswift.cash/ functions very similar to an exchange. You will redeem your voucher worth X amount of CAD. You will recive a quote so that you know how many Bitswift tokens X amount of CAD is going to net you. You will redeem the voucher and will be credited with X amount of Bitswift less the fee (which is taxable). Now you have Bitswift so you can send it to any other Bitswift account or trade it with any other token on the ACE [Ardor Coin Exchange]. You can also use it to export your CASH token into the blockchain. Everyone who is registered can claim free CASH token, and CASH trades with Bitswift token.

Basically its a convenient and ez exchange with some gamification options for the users.

Flexepin you can get pretty much anywhere, I think Canada Post even. If anyone wants