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

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

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.

Source

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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.

Read Article

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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:

Read Article

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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.

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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

More info

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  • Apollo (APL)

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

Let us emphasize what they link to from that tweet:

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

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

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

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

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  • Weekly Reminder: Clones, How to Act

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

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

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

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

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

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

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DEVELOPMENT

  • Ardor Lite Update

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

mrv777

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

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

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

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EXCHANGES

  • ARDR and NXT in Zecoex

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

Trading begins this week on June 18th.

Source

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  • Support your Tokens

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

Bithumb

Let your voice be heard:

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

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

More Information

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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.

(…)

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.

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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.

Source

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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!

Source

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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.

Source

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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.

Source

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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 to help in testing you can PM me.

Needless to say, Paul Busch has a deep understanding of Ardor’s blockchain capabilities and does his best to spread knowledge about its rich and useful features. The following is an example, where he compares how easy it is to issue a new currency on top of an Ardor child chain compared to doing the same thing on Ethereum:

How to issue a digital currency on Bitswift blockchain in under 2 minutes :
https://bitswift.wiki/index.php/File:Bitswift_-_A_practical_guide_to_creating_digital_currencies_on_the_Bitswift_blockchain_.pdf

How to issue a digital currency on Ethereum blockchain in under 20 minutes: https://medium.com/bitfwd/how-to-issue-your-own-token-on-ethereum-in-less-than-20-minutes-ac1f8f022793

Bitswift 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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  • Janus – Status Update

Last week the following information was released about Kreds and Janus:

Follow Janus on Telegram and Twitter

Janus asset ID on the ARDOR platform: 4348103880042995903

Here is how to Claim your Kreds Balance if you are a Janus Holder.

Do you want more info about Kreds? Visit: https://www.kredsblockchain.com/

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  • CTC ATM

Last week we informed you about the upcoming Triffic ICO, which will take place on Ignis. Another business asset that was issued on Ignis is CtC. Until recently their idea was to create the CtC business on Ethereum, the newly released rewritten whitepaper reflects their choice to move to Ardor instead. The development/manufacturing of their CtC ATM’s are delayed, and so are the answers to the ‘Under The Knife’ interview that Nxter sent to their founder in late March. Eventually, we will have an in-depth interview with them. Until then, here is the updated whitepaper:

Whitepaper

More Info

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  • Frasindo Crowdsale Ended

Indonesian Frasindo updates us now that the crowdsale of their Ignis asset has ended. They seem to have raised enough funds to continue development of their product. We wish the team continued success.

san2ok wrote:

We have been listed on Ardor Client + Stellarport.io + Stellarterm.com.

On Talk process = TIDEX, Stocks.Exchange, BANCOR, Idex.Market

(Trading not yet started, until the listing of any centralize market, please DO NOT sell) Thank You
###########

Dont forget to check our (upcoming) BitAdvertis.com at https://trello.com/b/SVavJfTm/car-tv

The app will be embedded at “Fras Crypto Taxi” also as an additional GPS+trackers to track the car and geo-tagging and will include “Phone Lockscreen Advertisement” project and MyStellar Advertising modul.

We will also provide forums for Ardor (for free) if demanded by the community (Contributors rewarded types).

More info

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DEVELOPMENT

  • Ardor Lite Available on Google Play

In January we presented Ardor Lite, a project of community member mrv777. Lately, he has been working on an update which includes a revamped Ardor Coin Exchange UI. The app is still in development but is available for download from the Google Play store from the link below.

mrv777 wrote:

Brief Description: This is a basic lite wallet for the Ardor blockchain with local signing of transactions, so your passphrase is never sent over the net. You can send/receive tokens on any of Ardor’s chains and perform cross chain exchanges.

Everything except for the coin exchange should be fully working now. Hope to double check it all today. Then focus on finishing coin exchange and tweaking the interface and charts. After that, going back and adding a few missing things like showing unconfirmed transactions and more transaction details.

Anyone want to test? Especially the data on the coin exchange page. It looks like the volume numbers are off, but have the charts working now I believe.

Made some of those improvements and moved identIcons to receive and send tabs

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

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  • Walletnxt.com – Third-Party Wallet – Available on Google Play

A WalletNxt update for Android and iOS devices was also released last week.

 

Zhang wrote:

Nxt Wallet google Play: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=io.nxt.wallet

mrv777 – @Zhang is your code open source?

Zhang –  https://github.com/317482454/Nxt-wallet-js

Description: Wallet Nxt Wallet is a mobile-side Nxt light wallet app designed to provide blockchain users with secure, easy-to-use, powerful digital asset management tools. You are free to create and import wallets, securely manage digital assets, easily transfer receivables and time tracking digital asset quotes and discover more based on Nxt applications.

UPDATE

Zhang

Nxt Wallet1.0.4: http://walletnxt.com/EN
1. Added multi-wallet mode (users need to re-import, please backup PassPhrase)
2. New currency: APL
3. Create new wallet: did not backup reminder
4. New node server node
IOS users need to remove old reinstallation

Source

More Info

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  • Ardor.World – Update

Russian developer, sergei, updated his Nxt and Ardor services website with the ability to show balances in BTC and USD. We know, it is a minor upgrade, but this mention serves to remind you also about the other great services that his site offers, such as the Nxt and Ignis asset lists, testnet faucets (free testnet tokens), a Telegram bot, and a Russian translation of our “Ardor vs.” series, which compares Ardor’s child chain architecture to other known blockchain platforms.

https://twitter.com/m4kstep/status/992269550631632897

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  • Weekly Reminder – Hard Coded Limitations

Contrary to popular belief, blockchains are not magical panaceas: they are not software magic that is going to make everything better because “blockchain.” Ardor is a tool, and while it is great and you are free to create anything with this blockchain right now, it has its limits, like any blockchain or DAG.

Core developer and co-founder of Jelurida, Lior Yaffe, highlighted some hard-coded limitations within the Ardor blockchain. While these limitations are invisible to the casual user, developers, even investors and “power users”, should keep in mind the max number of transactions available. Why? Because you should understand what they actually mean, and how Ardor is designed to deal with it. A good starting point could be reading Lior’s article ‘Visa Scale Blockchain’ from Oct 21, 2017, in which he explains why such limitations are unavoidable and how Ardor solves this by design so that the Ardor platform will be able to scale globally, like the Visa network.

Lior wrote:

The existing hard coded limitation of Ardor are:
MAX_NUMBER_OF_FXT_TRANSACTIONS = 10; // no more than 10 parent chain transactions per block
MAX_NUMBER_OF_CHILD_TRANSACTIONS = 100; // no more than 100 child chain transactions per child chain block transaction
MAX_CHILDBLOCK_PAYLOAD_LENGTH = 128 * 1024; // child chain block transaction payload size is limited to 128K

There is not limit on the number of child chains.

There is a limit that there is only one child chain block transaction, per chain, per parent chain block.

also, see https://desk.zoho.eu/portal/jelurida/kb/articles/ardor-scaling-parameters-and-constants

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IN THE MEDIA

  • Crypto Recorder – Ignis (IGNIS) – What’s behind the Pump?

This short article attempts to explain why there was a dramatic increase in IGNIS’s price last week.

They wrote:

Second, Ignis is quite an interesting project, with some solid fundamentals to back up its value. Ignis is a child-chain of the Ardor blockchain. As such, it makes use of all the benefits of the Ardor blockchain. One of the benefits of this is security. Ignis intends to offer an asset exchange that is highly secure because it is designed to run on the Ardor security network.

Source

 

  • Bitcoin.es – Introductory articles to Nxt and Ardor in Spanish

The popular Spanish page bitcoin.es has published two introductory articles about Nxt and Ardor which highlights the most relevant characteristics of both platforms.

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  • CryptoPotato – How Jelurida’s Ardor Platform Could Revolutionize the Crypto Industry

This intriguing article mentions a cogent point about Ardor: it is uniquely situated, by virtue of its design, to be able to easily interact with oracles. Oracles will undoubtedly become a major buzzword around Ardor. In short, an oracle is a piece of software that has the ability to programmatically add data stored off-chain, like on your computer or a company’s server, and add it onto a blockchain like Ardor.They wrote:

Oracle Contracts on Ardor
Unlike Ethereum contracts, Ardor contracts are not executed by every node. They are only executed by one or more selected nodes. This is one of the reasons why the Ardor platform is ideal for oracle implementation, as this would allow it to retrieve information from external resources and record it on the blockchain.

The marketplace for these software models is growing exponentially – and the demand is only expected to increase in the future.

Large-scale corporations like IBM and Microsoft are already seeing the potential for the huge market presence of this highly specialized software, and they are even beginning to develop their own platforms.

As the number of use cases for smart contracts continues to increase, it is clear that the requirement for these new oracle contracts will also rise in the future. The companies at the forefront of oracle development right now will be the ones to benefit most in the near future.

Source

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  • Cryptovest – Meet Jelurida: The Blockchain Service Provider Behind Nxt and Ardor Platforms

A short and informative article about Jelurida and about the defining feature of Jelurida’s products: Proof-of-Stake (PoS).

 

Resultado de imagen de cryptovest

They wrote:

Jelurida is one of the visionaries of the Proof of Stake concept, which offers the same security as Proof of Work. However, since the former is based on coin ownership rather than the expensive and time-consuming mining process required by Proof of Work, options unavailable in previous blockchain configurations are now in place.

Source

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  • Theglobalmail – Ignis and its Ignis coin: A Starter’s Guide

The working title of this piece must have been “All About Ignis.” Snarkiness aside, this is a great, but not comprehensive, guide to what makes Ignis what it is and is a recommended read for anyone who is not crystal clear on what the distinction between Ardor and Ignis is.

 

Source

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  • Bitcoinexchangeguide – AEUR Token: Ardor Based EURO Pegged Cryptocurrency Coin?

For those who are uninformed, Ardor has a child chain token that is pegged to the Euro: AEUR. This Euro tether is great because of the simplicity and ease it allows for those with synced MisterTango accounts to convert AEUR to and from fiat Euros. And AEUR is convertible between IGNIS, ARDR, and BITSWIFT via the decentralized Coin Exchange functionality of the Ardor client.

 

They wrote:

AEUR Token Conclusion

The AEUR token can be used to purchase any of the assets on the Ardor platform. The tokens can also be exchanged for ARDR or any child chain tokens, providing a simple entry point into the Ardor ecosystem from Euro-using countries. 1 AEUR is pegged to 1 EUR, and that exchange rate is guaranteed through a partner bank.

The AEUR token just launched on January 29, 2018.

Source

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PRICE EVOLUTION

  • Coinpredictioncap – What are the Reasons to buy NXT Coin

One of the many articles that characterize Nxt’s blockchain and its functionality – seen from a trader’s perspective.

NXT Coin Prediction 2018

Source

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  • Coinliker – Ardor Prediction, ARDR Price Forecast – Is Ardor a good/bad Investment?

“Should I invest in Ardor?” “Should I buy ARDR?” Our custom Forecast algorithm has detected that ARDR is a fantastic investment. Ardor price predictions are updated every 5 minutes. Q&A about future ARDR projections.

What will 1 Ardor be worth in 2023 five years from now?

The price of 1 Ardor (ARDR) will roughly be $82.51 by 2023.

Will Ardor moon?

Given the prediction we do think that Ardor will moon so hold tight.

Source

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  • TradingView – NXT: Your Time! by PeacefulWarrior

Source

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  • TradingView – ARDR BTC – Such a Strong Potential! By maro9392

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 blooming and maturing every week and the sky is not even close to the limit of the potential for this great technology. Free yourself from your fear of learning and challenge yourself to spend an hour using Ardor. 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 – April 2018 (V): You May Say I’m A Dreamer, But I’m Not The Only One

April (V)

Welcome, dear Nxters and other followers!

Dreams are important, they guide us – they inspire us. Dreams give us visions of what the world can be. But turning dreams into reality is hard work and it is beset by problems. Blockchain technology is the future, but the vision of what the future can be and the reality of the average user experience with much of the space today are completely different. Yet another exploit was found in ERC-20 Smart Contracts – giving the entire concept a “black eye” and again Nxt and Ardor’s Smart Transactions solutions are immune to this exploit as they are pre-programmed by expert developers, simple to use, and built right into the core BaaS software. The dream lives on and soon a new piece of technology will help us reach our vision – Lightweight Contracts (more below).

Last week Jelurida continued to innovate as they released a simple Lightweight Contract that solves a real-world problem for users of the Ardor Coin Exchange, Videos from the 4YFN conference were released that demonstrate Lior’s dream and vision of how blockchain technology will change the world, the Triffic team updated us about their upcoming ICO, a new Ardor themed game was created, we learned that the Ardor client is now translated into over 15 languages, 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:

Video – How is Jelurida a Pioneer 

Veronica wrote about how Jelurida is emerging as a thought-leader in the blockchain space as they continue to pioneer new blockchain solutions to expedite enterprise deployment and development within global businesses.

Hey everyone!

One of the most significant pioneering accomplishments we can lay claim to is the Proof-of-Stake algorithm demonstrated in Nxt and passed along to Ardor. The efficiency in speed, scalability, and benefit environmentally for both private and public Blockchains is powerful. Also, the fact that our Blockchain solutions are built using Java allow more developers than any other Blockchain language access to the platform, and the ability to start developing right away.

One of the many Q&A topics we cover in our new series with Jelurida co-founder Lior Yaffe:

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 Video – Jelurida and BaaS, Finalists at the 4YFN Awards

The following video of Jelurida’s finals presentation at 4YFN from earlier this year is being released. In it Lior speaks passionately and entertainingly about how blockchain technology is more than a passing trend – it is a rapidly maturing and developing technology that will change how governments, businesses, and individuals interact!

Marketing Accomplishments: Q1 2018 | Jelurida

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  • Ardor Bootcamp

Community member ‘efunkem’ has created the first introductory course for Ardor on Udemy, one of the largest online repositories of courses available. His intro-level course on Ardor is designed to be accessible, with no previous coding knowledge needed. Hours of guided content will allow anyone who pays to be able to gain a deeper appreciation of Ardor and the concepts of Blockchain-as-a-Service (BaaS).

He wrote on Slack, after being called out:

I submitted this to Udemy last week and didn’t even know they had released it, I literally found out from you guys! To be honest I’ve gotten really interested in Ardor recently and made this basically while I was learning for myself. So if there is something that seems wrong, let me know and I’ll change it! I figured if I was going to go through the work to learn it, I might as well record it and share! Also, I have coupons if anyone wants one so you can get it for cheap, just let me know!

Its fairly basic, no advanced Java coding or anything like that. I was trying to keep it geared towards beginners. A few things were hard to show, for example, I couldn’t get live screencaps of shuffling. But I figured it was a great way to share at least some of the wonders with other people and spread the word!

More info

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  • Ardor CryptoRocket

In our last Nxter newsletter, we saw a HODL THE [Ardor] COIN game released by Austrian web agency Limesoda. This week a community member, FJ, posted about a new Ardor themed game: Ardor CryptoRocket. This Asteroids clone sees the player avoiding falling dollars (a great and not very subtle sign about Ardor’s growth potential ;)).

Hold Ardor and avoid the falling dollars!
Collect Ignis (gold color = extra life)

http://appsgeyser.com/6983825

Let’s create a fun and games channel…

Donate!
ARDOR-HD6Z-ZS9A-JKZ7-D2CBW  / NXT-JXVK-7XQC-GNZX-FR32X

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  • China’s new NXT Forum

The Chinese NXT community has become known to many ArdorNxt.slack readers and active tweeters as a vibrant, dedicated and swarming one. Within our global ecosystem of Nxters, we deal with the unfortunate language barriers as we all share the love of the same tech, use the same wallets and clients, and promotes the same blockchains. Sometimes these barriers result in culture clashes, simple misunderstandings. We, at Nxter, believe it to be of utmost importance to bridge these language and culture caps as we insist on communicating, finding common grounds, and helping each other to move towards a better future – together and through decentralization; this new Chinese NXT and Ardor forum goes a long way towards that goal!

Last week saw the launch of this Chinese forum, created by Zang, the developer of the WalletNxt app. Use it.

Also, Nxter relaunched the Chinese version of the Nxter newsletter, with fz1128, Feng, as editor and translator.

If you want to promote Nxt, Ardor, a child chain, or an asset-related project, publish an article or a dev blog in Chinese, do not hesitate to contact him.

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  • Exchanges

A new week brings new challenges and new crypto exchanges and we compiled a simple and easy to digest list of the latest relevant changes. Opportunities to demonstrate support for ARDR / IGNIS and NXT are still out there:

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

 

CryptalDash

A new listing opportunity has appeared with CryptalDash

 

 

 

Adedayo Adebajo, Exchange Relations manager at Jelurida, writes:

We have applied to have our tokens listed on CryptalDash and now it is time for the community to upvote for the approval! Let’s work together to make this happen. We have about 52 hours – until May 1st – and voting more than once is allowed and encouraged.

Here are the links to vote for Ardor and Ignis.

https://www.cryptaldash.com/new-coin-listing?search=Ignis

https://www.cryptaldash.com/new-coin-listing?search=ARDOR

The link for NXT will be available once it is approved.

Is Binance Warming Up?

https://info.binance.com/en/currencies/ardor

The above page appeared on the Binance Exchange’s website last week. As most Nxters will know, we have an ARDR listing under evaluation on Binance.

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

 

ARDR an NXT have been listed on CoinSwitch.co Exchange

They wrote:

We are pleased to inform the community that we have added ARDR on CoinSwitch.co.

We are a one of a kind crypto-to-crypto exchange aggregator and users can compare prices of LRC and 300+ other coins across of our partner exchanges and buy at the best rates without having to create an account on the partner exchanges. Partner exchanges include KuCoin, Bittrex, Cryptopia, Changelly, Shapeshift, Changer etc.

Fees are 0% to 0.75% depending on the exchange you select, on top of the selected exchange’s fee + the network fee.

https://coinswitch.co/

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  • Ardor Review in Russian

This short Russian-language review of the Ardor platform is well made. Посмотрите видео и узнайте, для чего была создана криптовалюта Ardor. Честный обзор Ardor

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MEETUPS

  • Jelurida will Assist 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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  • STATE OF DIGITAL MONEY – LOS ANGELES | CA, May 5th

Elizabeth – ANG is officially sponsoring The State of Digital Money. We will have a booth. I needed to select one logo to promote so I chose Ardor. Check the logo on the website. The booth will also provide info about NXT and IGNIS. There will be a full page ad in the program.

http://stateofdigitalmoney.com/

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  • Meetup in Madrid: BLOCKCHAIN – SMART CONTRACTS, on May 7th

The second edition of Campus Madrid’s Blockchain for Business Meetups will introduce you to the concept of Smart Contracts. Also, the Ardor testnet will be demonstrated. Make sure to bring your own laptop, download the client and gain hands-on experience with IGNIS and ARDR.

Join the Meetup

The first edition of the Blockchain for Business Madrid Meetup was recorded, and the well-prepared session is truly a must-see for everyone with an interest in Nxt, Ardor, Ignis, other child chains, BaaS, Jelurida, and business adoption of the tech we love:

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BUSINESSES ON ARDOR

 

  •  Triffic – Status Update

The Triffic team updated the community with news about their upcoming ICO and are highlighting how compliant with government authorities it is, a necessary step needed to differentiate one’s product from scam ICOs. Details about the stages of the ICO are below.

Here are a couple of screenshots from the 95% completed GPS Token purchase site and dashboard with built-in affiliate system and KYC from Identitymind.

After the Triffic ICO, our plan is to open source this to help others issue ICOs using Ardor.

James Malach wrote:

We are selling a total of 100,000,000 GPS Tokens in several stages.

The price for the main ICO is US$0.20 per GPS Token, but we are also having a two week presale where week one has a price of US$0.12 and US$0.16 for week two.

We also have an institutional investment price of US$0.08 per GPS token which is available to accredited investors who are spending over US$25,000.

Triffic will work worldwide. Depending on the country you live in, an accredited investor (US example) is someone who is either worth more than US$1,000,000 or someone who earns more than US$200,000 a year. It’s got some sort of tax implication. Other countries will have different rules.

The Coinerz Group is incorporated in Singapore and we tend to spend half our time in Chiang Mai and half our time in Singapore.

The Triffic Telegram Group is at
https://t.me/joinchat/IC6UHRD3tdFRyou_KWrgqQ

Triffic is the first fully compliant ICO and pending child-chain to be launched on the Ardor platform.

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  • Bitswift Child Chain Update

Bitswift launched a child chain on Ardor with the Genesis Block, on January 1st, 2018, yet, some Ardor users still do not understand exactly what Bitswift stands for. What follows is a detailed response to one common question.

LtBrix commented:

I don’t mean to be rude, but Bitswift is being developed for 4 years. When will the first step be done?

Paul Busch, Bitswift, wrote:

Well yea, 3 of those years we were running on old proof of stake tech that we scrapped in favor of Ardor.

We wanted a product that we could actually bring to our customers and have them use it without us worrying about it. Finally we have that now. I feel confident in Ardor that our chain / tokens are secure and presentable.

So now we can start building out the apps on top of this architecture… which is where we are at. Load up the old client and you will see what I mean.
Apple took like 20 years to finally take off… give us some time man.

Bitswift had a troubling start, with the main development group basically vanishing within the first year of development. Leaving me with 0 funds to continue and a bad reputation around Bitswift known as a “pump and dump”. So what you see has all been out of pocket basically, and mostly me…it took a while to get to this point considering all the set backs. I am glad we are here now though.

You can look at it this way, in 4 years we kept the valuation of the Bitswift tokens moving up, extended the community and built strong foundations and partnerships to move forward on. All these things are important even if you dont see a final product yet.
Basically in 4 years I have been concentrating on how to bring people to the technology. I have not been focused so much directly on the technolgoy itself (such as adding to the protocol, increasing block speeds, alternative consensus mechanisms, extended protocol capabilites). My priorities were to set secure foundations, with a professional image including launching viable and profitible companies behind Bitswift so that it may interface with reality.

So when you are asking the questions “What was done” dont look at the tech, look at the social, community, partner interactions and business developemnts, those things are actually far more important than the tech in my opinion. And that concludes my long ass answer to your questions.

LtBrix:

Thanks. To be clear, I am impressed with your work and everything you are posting on bitcointalk and I like your approach to the development of Bitswift. On top of all I believe you mean everything you said and that you are honest. The proof is there for everyone to see since you have been transparent about every development step on bitcointalk. I certainly don’t see this as a PnD scheme and that’s why I’m holding my tokens. I wish you all the best in further development.

Paul Busch:

Thanks. Bitcointalk may not be the best source for info as there is a lot of old and irrelevant info there from where we first started.. sending our business customers to bitcointalk is prob not in good interest. Lots of troll posts and just general bitcointalk stuff.
I have been trying to keep it updated and maintaned with relevant info as we move forward.

Feel free to contribute to the project where ever you can. I think one thing for certain we are lacking with Bitswift is people opting to contribute. You dont have to ask to do things. Just do them. If they add value to the ecosystem you will see that reflected in the tokens. This is mainly how I have been operating.

 

 

bitswiftbro:

https://www.reddit.com/r/Bitswift/

Discussion about Bitswift, a child chain on Ardor.
Our Reddit received a face lift, plz go check it out and subscribe if you have not already.

Join Bitswift on TelegramDiscord, and Reddit.

Learn more about the Bitswift ecosystem

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  • Janus – Status Update

The Janus team released the following news and clarification about the concept of Exchange for hashpower.

Following last week’s announcement from Janus:

Samu C:

Can you clarify the ’hashpower exchange’ part?
What is going to change, how, and are any procedures needed from token holders?

Bjorn:

[More info] will be released to users shortly before launch of the exchange. Much has to change for business purposes, but this opens several opportunities; marketing directly as a means of trading hashpower, setting price per JNS based on what markets feel it’s worth, and payouts direct to traders accounts. It’s much better long term and automated which is what we wanted to occur for users over time.

Follow Janus on Telegram and Twitter

Janus asset ID on the ARDOR platform: 4348103880042995903

Here is how to Claim your Kreds Balance if you are a Janus Holder.

Do you want more info about Kreds? Visit: https://www.kredsblockchain.com/

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DEVELOPMENT

 

  • Ardor and Nxt Client Upgrades

Lior announced on Twitter that the official Nxt and Ardor clients have been translated into 15 languages!

Also last week, we see in Slack #developers channel that changes will be made to the Coin Exchange in the Ardor client UI.

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  • Another Exploit In Ethereum Smart Contracts

Another bug was discovered with ERC-20 tokens, this time regarding depositing into certain platforms. This exploit makes many of the ERC-20 tokens vulnerable to malicious price manipulations. Lior Yaffe comments below on the technical nature of this exploit and explains how Ardor smart transactions are not vulnerable to this vector of attack.

Source

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  • 1000 Transactions per Second? Lior Answers EOS

Oftentimes claims that are too-good-to-be-true are outright lies and fabrications. Other times they are merely severely misleading. Last week EOS claimed that they reached over 1000 transactions per second (TPS) on their blockchain. The TPS was achieved under artificial, sterile conditions with nodes running on the same machine – completely ignoring the real-world of network latency. It takes time for computers to talk to each other and eventually, milliseconds add up to entire seconds. Lior Yaffe called them out on Twitter for their hyperbolic claims. The EOS claim is misleading.

Lior:

My take on this, I guess this puts an end to [the] millions TPS story…

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  • Walletnxt.com – Third-Party Wallet – Update

  • Last week there was an update for this third-party all-in-one Nxt & Ardor wallet solution. This product definitely looks nice, but we have not reviewed it, yet. This product also demonstrates a nice link between our Chinese community and our English-speaking ones.

  • Zhang released the following changelog:

    1.Repair detail list to load data repeatedly
    2.Address Import: Transfer canmanually enter PassPhrase
    3.Fix Adding Assets: Closing Other Assets Removes NXT
    4.Modify the total amount of market unit BTC
    5.Add Quotes Secondary Page Currency Exchange Quotes
    6.Repair currency number 500 is displayed as 0

     

    Source

    More Info

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  • Weekly Reminder

An important issue plaguing adoption of blockchains by businesses is the fact that Smart Contracts can be programmed poorly! Ethereum bad – Ardor good! Not really, of course, the situation is much more nuanced than simple binary statements like that. But, nonetheless, the process should be simple, safe, reliable. So far Ethereum has not done a good job of promoting Smart Contracts as any of those things, see also the aforementioned ERC-20 exploit.

Jelurida’s unique solution is the Lightweight Contracts. A huge advantage of Lightweight Contracts is that they cannot lock your funds up if they fail to execute. Lior explains these virtues in a forum exchange below:

The exchange went as follows:

loganhttps://bitcoinexchangeguide.com/what-is-ethereum-improvement-proposal-eip-999-for-parity-wallet-recovery/

riker – This is probably the most expensive bug in history, they moved an account specific contract to a general library and forgot to remove the kill function. Quite a common mistake actually, I had a similar bug with a mainframe integration product when someone ported the code from C where it was used for a single session to Java where is was used as a server and forgot to remove the System.exit() call when a session was terminated under certain condition. This System.exit() was triggered at the worst possible moment taking down the server during loadtest at a customer site, but not close to locking $260M

logan – and now the 260Mio Dollar question (for a coder noob like me): Can something like that happen with Ardor Lightweight Contracts too?

thomasveil – I guarantee you that once ardor is heavily used, bugs will pop up. But only part of the contracts itself are on the chain… most custom (and badly reviewed stuff) would be script that the proceeds can fix.

riker – The lightweight contract cannot lock funds since the contract account is a normal account so anyone who holds the passphrase can release the funds in case the contract failed to run.

There could be other problems, for example a DAO like hack, where funds are used not for their intended purpose can happen if there is a bug in the contract, which allows a hacker to trick the contract into sending funds to their account.

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IN THE MEDIA

  • Lior Yaffe in Medium – Ardor Lightweight Contracts Use Case

Lior highlighted a good example of how simple Ardor Lightweight Contracts are to implement while solving real-world problems. A very annoying aspect of Ardor for first-time users is that in order to use the coin exchange functionality of the Ardor UI, you need to have ARDR in your account to pay for the transaction to convert IGNIS or AEUR into ARDR! This is a frustrating roadblock, but one that the following Lightweight Contract can simply remedy.

The contract source code:

package nxt.addons.contracts;

import nxt.NxtException;
import nxt.addons.AbstractContractContext;
import nxt.addons.BlockContext;
import nxt.addons.RequestContext;
import nxt.addons.TransactionContext;
import nxt.blockchain.Chain;
import nxt.blockchain.FxtChain;
import nxt.util.Logger;
import org.json.simple.JSONValue;
import org.json.simple.parser.ParseException;

import java.math.BigInteger;
import java.util.List;

/**
 * Sample contract which receives amount in child chain and returns amount in parent chain according to the coin exchange order book.
 * Allows obtaining Ardor without first having Ardor in the account.
 **/
public class ChildToParentExchange extends AbstractContract {

    @Override
    public void processBlock(BlockContext context) {
        // Read the contract configuration
        int maxAmountFXT;
        JO contractConfigParams = context.getContractConfigParams(this.getClass().getCanonicalName());
        if (contractConfigParams != null && contractConfigParams.isExist("maxAmount")) {
            maxAmountFXT = contractConfigParams.getInt("maxAmount");
        } else {
            maxAmountFXT = 50;
        }

        // Look for payments from 6 blocks ago
        int height = context.getBlockJson().getInt("height") - 6;
        if (height < 2) {
            return;
        }

        // Read the transactions in the block
        JO params = new JO();
        params.put("chain", 2);
        params.put("height", height); // exactly this height
        params.put("type", 0);
        params.put("subtype", 0);
        params.put("recipient", context.getConfig().get("account"));
        JO getExecutedTransactionsResponse = context.sendRequest("getExecutedTransactions", params);
        List transactions = getExecutedTransactionsResponse.getArray("transactions").objects();
        if (transactions.size() == 0) {
            return;
        }

        // Iterate over the transactions and make the payments
        for (JO transaction : transactions) {
            long amountNQT = transaction.getLong("amountNQT");
            Chain chain = Chain.getChain(transaction.getInt("chain"));
            CoinExchangeOrders coinExchangeOrders = new CoinExchangeOrders(context).invoke(chain, amountNQT, maxAmountFXT);
            long returnAmount = coinExchangeOrders.getReturnAmount();
            Chain returnChain = coinExchangeOrders.getReturnChain();

            // Send the payment minus transaction fee
            JO input = new JO();
            input.put("recipient", Long.parseUnsignedLong(transaction.getString("sender")));
            input.put("amountNQT", returnAmount);
            long feeNQT = context.getTransactionFee("sendMoney", returnChain, input);
            if (feeNQT >= 0) {
                input.put("feeNQT", feeNQT);
                input.put("amountNQT", returnAmount - feeNQT);
            } else {
                context.setErrorResponse(10003,"%s: cannot calculate fee", getClass().getName());
                return;
            }
            context.createTransaction("sendMoney", returnChain, input);
        }
    }

    public static class CoinExchangeOrders {
        private AbstractContractContext context;
        private long returnAmount;
        private Chain returnChain;

        public CoinExchangeOrders(AbstractContractContext context) {
            this.context = context;
        }

        public long getReturnAmount() {
            return returnAmount;
        }

        public Chain getReturnChain() {
            return returnChain;
        }

        /**
         * Given amount and child chain look at existing coin exchange orders to calculate amount to return in Ardor
         * @param chain the child chain
         * @param amount received amount
         * @param maxAmountFXT do not return more than this amount (this contract is designed to handle small amounts)
         * @return object holding the returned amount and chain
         */
        public CoinExchangeOrders invoke(Chain chain, long amount, long maxAmountFXT) {
            // If someone sent Ardor to this contract, send it back so that the amount is not locked
            returnAmount = 0;
            if (chain == FxtChain.FXT) {
                returnAmount = amount;
                returnChain = FxtChain.FXT;
                Logger.logInfoMessage("Do not pay this contract in Ardor, sending back " + returnAmount);
                return this;
            }

            // Load the coin exchange orders using the getCoinExchangeOrders API
            JO params = new JO();
            params.put("chain", FxtChain.FXT.getId());
            params.put("exchange", chain.getId());
            JO coinExchangeOrders = context.sendRequest("getCoinExchangeOrders", params);
            JA orders = coinExchangeOrders.getArray("orders");

            // If there are no orders return the original payments
            if (orders == null || orders.size() == 0) {
                returnAmount = amount;
                returnChain = chain;
                Logger.logInfoMessage(String.format("There are no buy orders for the child chain, sending back %d %s", returnAmount, returnChain));
                return this;
            }

            // Calculate the Ardor amount based on coin exchange market rate
            returnChain = FxtChain.FXT;
            long childTotal = 0;
            for (JO order : orders.objects()) {
                long childAmount = order.getLong("quantityQNT");
                long parentAmount = order.getLong("exchangeQNT");
                long parentPerChildRate = order.getLong("bidNQTPerCoin");
                childTotal += childAmount;
                if (childTotal < amount) {
                    returnAmount += parentAmount;
                    continue;
                }
                returnAmount += BigInteger.valueOf(amount - (childTotal - childAmount)).
                        multiply(BigInteger.valueOf(parentPerChildRate)).
                        divide(BigInteger.valueOf(FxtChain.FXT.ONE_COIN)).longValue();
                if (returnAmount <= FxtChain.FXT.ONE_COIN) { returnAmount = amount; returnChain = chain; } break; } // If the Ardor amount is larger than the max amount, return the payment without performing the swap long maxAmountFQT = maxAmountFXT * FxtChain.FXT.ONE_COIN; if (returnAmount >= maxAmountFQT && returnChain == FxtChain.FXT) {
                Logger.logInfoMessage(String.format("Ardor return amount %d bigger than max amount %d sending back %d in chain %s", returnAmount, maxAmountFQT, amount, chain));
                returnAmount = amount;
                returnChain = chain;
                return this;
            }

            // Return the amount to pay in Ardor
            Logger.logInfoMessage(String.format("amount paid %d in %s amount returned %d in %s", amount, chain, returnAmount, returnChain));
            return this;
        }
    }
}

To use this contract, send between 5 and 50 IGNIS to the contract account ARDOR-VEUQ-JZN2–22T9–4QKWV, wait for 6 confirmations and you should see an ARDR payment sent back from the contract account to your account.

This is a good example of how Ardor Lightweight Contracts are simple to implement, and can solve real-world problems.

Source

 

  • Tingtau – The Story of Jelurida: NXT, Ardor, Ignis

This post covers, briefly, the complex history of Jelurida and their main products. It is a story long time readers know by heart and one that newcomers can learn better from other sources, but the picture they paint is effective enough.

They wrote:

Conclusion
A private firm, Jelurida, has created NXT, Ardor and then Ignis in which the later one is the extended version of the previous blockchain platform. It has been working in the blockchain field for past few years. With each passing day, minute changes are done in the existing codes or applications in order to improve the existing ones and create better blockchain toolsets.

It has become necessary as earlier cryptocurrencies have undergone malicious attacks which led to the huge loss of economy. Thus, Jelurida is a much-needed company with respect to market’s demands. It is using the state-of-the-art technology to create new blockchain applications and codes.

Even Jelurida has provided the assurance to NXT token holders that they need not worry after the release of Ignis coins as the token holders will get 10% of the new coins. Jelurida has taken care of every aspect related to blockchain and has tried to remove all the obstacles coming in the way of secure and transparent blockchain platform.

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

We recover this February article because it recommended Ardor as one of the 10 best innovative projects. Perseverance and patience are important traits for both businesses and people to have. This article is bullish on ARDR for the year and their suggestions months later seem wise – a good read.

Below is a list of 10 innovative blockchain projects to put your mind at ease and get you through the month of February. Rest easy knowing that a fundamentally sound project, and perseverance, trumps the short-term gains, and euphoria, of a flawed and useless one.

Why you should keep an eye on it

Ardor’s blockchain-as-a-service model, and use of Java (one of the most widely used programming languages in the world), will serve as a catalyst for easier business permeation of the blockchain ecosystem, and ICO incubation. What’s noteworthy is that Ardor has already launched its first child chain, Ignis, offering a P2P asset exchange, monetary system, and marketplace. Furthermore, additional child chains are on the docket for this year, ultimately, leading to more real use cases and separating itself from other BaaS projects such as ARK, LISK, and STRATIS.

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PRICE EVOLUTION

  • TradingView – ARDR Ready to Move. 400% Profits Potential by InTheBellyOfCharonsWhale

Source

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  • TradingView – Ardor MASSIVE BULL-RUN by kperMan

Source

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  • TradingView – Ardor Trading Opportunity by weslad

Source

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  • TradingView – Ardor Huge Potential por CryptoBearish  

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 the past couple days:

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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 blooming and maturing every week and the sky is not even close to the limit of the potential for this great technology. Keep on dreaming about the future you want to see and then be the change that makes it happen. 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 – April 2018 (IV): Obstacles Are Things A Person Sees When They Take Their Eyes Off Their Goal

April (IV)

Welcome, dear Nxters and other followers!

Spring is a time for growth and the crypto community sure is growing. With growth comes growing pains like exit scams. With growth comes news that South Korea’s largest token exchange is going to have an ICO, in Switzerland. Growth requires effort, work, time. This newsletter started small, tiny, insignificant. But with time, and much hard work, we slowly grew. We continue to grow and reach tens of thousands of readers every week – but we know we can do better with your help!

Last week saw a lot of interesting news from the world of Nxt / Ardor / Ignis. Several great videos of Lior Yaffe, the co-founder of Jelurida, answering community questions were released, a new Ardor / Ignis paper wallet generator was released, there is a new UI proposal for the NXT marketplace, more news on lightweight contracts, and a passionate plea for assistance from YOU – yes YOU, reading this right now…with your eyes! All this and more below.

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 – Update
    • Q&A Videos
    • Why are Ardor Child Chains a good choice for Business?
    • Why Using Java in Ardor makes your life Easier?

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 Q&A Videos

Prior to Jelurida going to Barcelona to attend Meetups and pitch at the 4YFN event, the Nxt and Ardor community members got a chance to post their questions to Jelurida on nxtforum.org. Lior Yaffe answered those same questions in front of a camera during his time in Spain, and now the videos of his answers are being released. We are looking forward to seeing more released in the near future.

Veronica wrote:

Hello Everyone! We are pleased to begin sharing our Q&A video series with Lior. We will start by addressing some of the most strong selling points of Ardor, Jelurida, and Blockchain as a Service. Stay posted here, and subscribe to our YouTube page!

Why are Ardor Child Chains a good choice for Business?

Lior spoke about how business-friendly Ardor’s parent/child architecture is for small-medium sized companies.

Why using Java in Ardor makes your life Easier?

This second video caused a few heated discussions on the ArdorNxt.slack, as it is not emphasized that even though Nxt and Ardor are programmed in Java, any other language CAN be used with its API.

Lior elaborated in writing:

APIs can be developed in any language.

The challenge is that while any language can be used, if we don’t provide the libraries to implement the basics like local signing and decimal conversions and encryption it will be costly for anyone to use it. That’s why we stress Java for server side and Javascript for client side.

I mean, with Java and Javascript you can use this cheat sheet for example and not reinvent the wheel:

[Ardor Cheat Sheet]

Building these APIs in Python is possible but will take you a couple of weeks. Don’t misunderstand it is very important for the corporate world, less for the public community.

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  • Hodl the Coin

Limesoda, an Austrian Web Agency, released a small addictive game last week, the HODL-ARDOR game.  The game is a Flappy Birds clone whereby you try and “HODL” your ARDR token for as many “days” as possible.

Some well-known Nxters already devoted some time to play this game:

Moreover, Alexander Pfeiffer, director of the Institute for Applied Game Research at Danube University Krems, showed this game at a lecture in the series “Subotron Pro Games”, held on April 19th:

Alexander Pfeiffer also presented numerous other examples of the creative use of blockchain in the game industry.

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  • FreeBird 2.0.1 Released

This is the first release of FreeBird 2.0. As mentioned in some previous Nxter newsletters, FreeBird 2.0 is a former Nxt application developed by Nxt community member “goodrain”, that is now being issued on Ignis. Freebird 1.0 will continue to run on the Nxt blockchain.

With FreeBird, you can publish a microblog, send public and private messages, like, follow, RT, comment, forward messages and tip authors in a decentralized way. The low fees on the Ignis chain make it a good use case for writers who do not want to risk their blog being shut down. Make sure the Ardor client is running before you open FreeBird 2.0. The development progressed faster than expected, so FreeBird 2.0 has been issued faster than expected.

Change log:
Use ARDOR wallet instead of NXT wallet;
Record nickname in data message;
Record follow & cancel follow actions in data message;
Removed fb.permanentData property. Always use prunable messages to store data.
Using FBC2.0 (ignis asset:10901629157658360185) to publish data;

Note:
You should run ardor-client before running FreeBird.
It will take some extra time to download the data from ardor-client.

To send messages with Freebird you need FBC assets and NXT/IGNIS.

You can find ICO details by sell orders:
FBC 1.0 : NXT asset id 17582972238882915337
FBC 2.0 : Ardor asset id 10901629157658360185

The issuing account is NXT-P8B2-RE3T-US43-ANLZW / ARDOR-P8B2-RE3T-US43-ANLZW.

Source

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  • Ardor / Ignis – Paper Wallet Generator

Bitcointalk user, box0211, (box1413 on nxtforum) announced the release of a customizable paper wallet for Ardor and its child chains – along with other coins. Paper wallets make great gifts of small amounts of crypto – so it is a great way to physically send a friend some ARDR or IGNIS.

He wrote:

Paper wallets are very good for adoption as it can be easily gifted to newcomers to the space. The Ardor paper wallet is compatible with Ignis and all childchains, even AEUR. The background art can also be changed to fit a theme or for specific company marketing.

Use any email / pass or just put in something random.

Feedback on these would be great.

https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=3335760.0

Main Features

  • Bitcoin segwit bech32 paper wallets
  • Monero, Ethereum, Litecoin, and Ardor/Ignis paper wallet and graphics
  • User changeable background for easy customization. (Gifts, Birthdays, Weddings, Promotions, etc.)
  • Generates unique multiple cryptocurrencies with a username passphrase combination
  • Identicon integration for a visual representation of your address.
  • Scrypt hardened to make brute force guessing almost impossible. Address generation is both memory and time-intensive.
  • Multi-Key paper wallets using Shamir Secret Sharing Scheme. (WIP).

Keep in mind these paper wallets are meant to store small insignificant amount of coins which are meant to be given away as gifts or for short term storage. Even with a simple 8 character passphrase, the scrypt address generation is meant to be memory and time-intensive so others can’t easily guess your secret.

Generate Paper Wallet

Source

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  • Exchanges

A new week brings new challenges and new crypto exchanges and we compiled a simple and easy to digest list of the latest relevant changes. Opportunities to demonstrate support for ARDR / IGNIS and good old NXT are still out there:

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

Vote to list NXT / IGNIS / ARDR on more Exchanges

Lior wrote:

With regards to [new] exchanges, we are competing for exchange listing with 100’s of other projects, some are better funded and with 0 substance so exchange listing for them is do or die. Some exchanges ask for ridiculous fees, just last week we had an exchange that nobody heard about, asking for a 15 BTC listing fee. Some exchanges has a policy to only list ERC20 tokens, some are upgrading their infrastructure, some would list us but want to charge 20% commission for every trade. This is an ongoing process. We will get there.

Readers like you can actively help to get Nxt / Ardor / Ignis listed on crypto exchanges.

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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MEETUPS

 

  • Meetup in Madrid: BLOCKCHAIN – SMART CONTRACTS, on May 7th

The second edition of Campus Madrid’s Blockchain for Business Meetups will introduce you to the concept of Smart Contracts. Also, the Ardor testnet will be demonstrated. Make sure to bring your own laptop, download the client and gain hands-on experience with IGNIS and ARDR.

Join the Meetup

The first edition of the Blockchain for Business Madrid Meetup was recorded, and the well-prepared session is truly a must-see for everyone with an interest in Nxt, Ardor, Ignis, other child chains, BaaS, Jelurida, and business adoption of the tech we love:

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BUSINESSES ON ARDOR

  • Janus – Status Update

We received news about the JNSHash mining operation, which is expected to go live in May, see below. In the meantime, Janus is highly active with their Kreds project, with their first scraper site online and a growing community in that space. Also, expect a new Nxter “Under the Knife” interview with the Janus team coming soon.

 

 

JNSHash UPDATE 

bjorn writes, today:

The 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. Once that is ready we can begin getting the building filled with all the equipment. It requires several people to get this setup we have all the parts but need to create a new rack system.

It will take some time even after may 1st. As we are starting with a room, need to hang drop outlets, set up network, cards, rigs, etc. 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.

Follow Janus on Telegram and Twitter

Do you want more info about Kreds? Visit: https://www.kredsblockchain.com/

Janus asset ID on the ARDOR platform: 4348103880042995903

Here is how to Claim your Kreds Balance if you are a Janus Holder.

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  • Bitswift Childchain Update

Last week Bitswift launched their Ardor forging pool, and updated its community with the following news:

sleepysmurf at nxtforum:

Ardor forging pool has come online.
Please check https://bitswift.network for details.

bitswiftbro:

Over 2 Million Ardor now forging on Bitswift pool.

Not bad for a 1 week old new pool… Bitswift LZLZ approaching the top 10 block generators

Moreover, sleepysmurf also stated:

https://bitswift.io – our dedicated blockchain / token site has come online.

Please check it out.

Join Bitswift on TelegramDiscord, and Reddit.

Learn more about the Bitswift ecosystem

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DEVELOPMENT

  • C’mon, Let’s Do It!

Growing is not a passive activity, it requires time and energy. Sure, you passively can sit there, watching market caps and price evolvements on CMC and wait for Jelurida to make all your dreams come true, as a NXT / ARDR / IGNIS / child chain token holder. Or you can take action and be a Nxter, and help grow the community and the ecosystem. Realize that with the already existing tech from the Nxt and Ardor core devs, almost anything is possible.

Bitcoin and Ethereum currently have the network effect. Nxt and Ardor do not, not now at least, but have the working solutions to many of the problems that such other coins and platforms are still trying to solve, on paper. We have the solutions, but not the network. To grow we need YOUR HELP, and we know that there are just so many talented members of our community who can help us.

YOU DO NOT NEED TO CODE TO HELP US. If you do not write code but are an artist like DarkSideJosh, a simple blog writer like me, a social media guy like zuqka, or if you have skills in other relevant areas, like marketing, business development, accounting, even proofreading or philosophy, and you know what the Nxt or Ardor blockchain platforms are capable of, have the vision of what is to come, oh man, you should be part of this weekly newsletter as well. We turn down sponsored posts from Ethereum devs, Bancor and obscure ICO projects weekly, because we, at Nxter, believe in the tech we represent.

You should join us. Help us to grow the adoption, the blockchains, make a real impact. Is this development? If you read all the weekly updates from us, you know it is!

New and old readers will know we have Jelurida, the brilliant brains behind the core tech, newly incorporated, in a company that owns the IP and sells private Nxt solutions and Ardor child chains to make money (!) so that they can keep going, keep inventing, and yes, keep updating the public blockchains, which are decentralized and permissionless. Be they flagships or showcases for Jelurida – they are public blockchains, ours and open to anyone. You know, we have an ecosystem of Nxters, community members, exchanges, developers, anon and public speakers, real businesses, and investors, who care deeply about all this.

But is it cool to write this? Even if it is, should it be in the developer’s section of the Nxt newsletter, wouldn’t it be way better for SEO reasons, and for readers, to make this rant an independent post, and maybe even post it on Steemit or Medium, not on nxter.org?

You are likely right, but TBH, I don’t care. Less than a year ago, I was part of a decentralized community, a starfish experiment that just so happened to also develop the most groundbreaking blockchain technology out there, and the core devs still keep doing it. We gave birth to projects like NEM, Waves, IOTA, KMD, Sia had their ICO on Nxt, Jinn did, just to mention a few. Now things are different, sure. My next rant will be in an independent post, and maybe the core devs, now Jelurida, will become better at sending targeted sales letters to the press and only saying what people like to hear, not what problems they are working on. Until then – take this as a shout-out to all active community members, all Nxters from around the world, who are blogging, hosting or attending meetups, creating applications or just brainstorming them, airing their knowledge of our tech on forums worldwide, and also to investors who make donations to projects like ours, or simply buy and HODL, because they know it is going to be worthwhile. Thank you.

There are plenty of ways to contribute and help expand our ecosystem. Some play around with the code, eventually turn their projects into businesses, crowdfund them on the Nxt or Ignis blockchain, or with AEUR, or make use of the fact that we’re still so small that the core devs will answer your dev questions themselves in Slack or on nxtforum. Educate yourself here, for free, and you will be well fitted for a great future.

We, at Nxter.org, see ourselves as a loudspeaker for growth. We have our social media channels, our website, an email list of 50K+ subscribers, a bunch of great people, core team or more loosely connected, from all over the world, who are up to moving this venture forwards. What we need is more people, more hands, more Nxters. If you want to help, with anything, send a message to EAVH-SLEV-KSEE-EE2KP, or email us here.

  • Walletnxt.com – Third-Party Wallet – Update

Development is quickly progressing with the WalletNxt multi-chain mobile wallet. Last week we learned that there is now an online version plus a download for Mac and Windows available. Works with NXT, of course, but also with your ARDR and Ardor child chain tokens.

Zhang wrote:

Online Mobile Wallet: http://h5.walletnxt.com/
From the official website: http://walletnxt.com/EN

Source

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  • NXT DGS Optimizations

Speaking of the community: member “Right.Here” from nxtforum created this project to update the Nxt Marketplace (formerly known as the Digital Goods Store (DGS)) section with a sleek and more modern UI that is ready for installation.

He wrote the following instructions:

Hi  :D after reading in our favorite magazine nxter.org that there will be a big UI relooking, I decided to share my modest work in the hope that it will be useful and maybe will add some green in my account ;D ;D ;D ;D well, this is the codes for NXT (only) marketplace, i will publish the codes for the NBCK in its relative topic here
https://nxtforum.org/nxt-blockchain-creation-kit/dgs-optimizations/

to try, download NXT-DGS.zip from here (link in green):
http://s000.tinyupload.com/index.php?file_id=28137852009882414436

extract it (to folder) you will find 3 files, you just have to:
– remove nrs.dgs.js file here: …\nxt\html\www\js\nrs.dgs.js and replace it with the file from the zip file

– remove the dgs.html here: …\nxt\html\www\html\pages\dgs.html and replace it with the file from the zip file

– open the “add.to.app.css” file with a text editor or an IDE and copy paste the lines in it to  …\nxt\html\www\css\app.css  at the very end of the file after the last }

clean your browser cache… refresh the wallet and open the DGS  :D enjoy and good continuation  :D

The link for the NBCK modified DGS…
http://s000.tinyupload.com/index.php?file_id=89824987339145637292

the same way here to add it in your NBCK (not in NXT)
https://nxtforum.org/index.php?topic=9305.msg242538;topicseen#msg242538

the difference between this one and that for NXT is the automatic display of the coin symbol … the rest of the code is the same

I added in this version a failover that displays a replacement image in the caousel…in case there are no products with images in the last 50 listed products…

Enjoy and good continuation 😀

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  • Weekly Reminder – About Lightweight Contracts

Last week Lior Yaffe introduced the concept of Jelurida’s new, and truly promising, Lightweight Contracts functionality. Knowing that the pruning of data is a cornerstone feature of the Ardor Platform, the community has raised some very cogent questions. The following question from the forums spotlight important distinctions about how it works and underlines the importance of having archival nodes:

Pask:

A question, if there is pruning [of Ardor child chains] every so often, a smartcontract that always read the temperature of New York and write it in the blockchain, the information will be pruned and sent to the file nodes, but will the light contracts also be pruned?

Lior:

Both the contract and the information registered by the contract will be pruned eventually. Once the contract is pruned, nodes still running the contract, will continue to run it until the node is restarted. Once restarted the node will try to restore the pruned contract from any archival node which still stores it.

Read more about Archival Nodes

An introduction and FAQ about the new Lightweight Contracts concept can be found on Lior’s blog.

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IN THE MEDIA

  • Lior Yaffe in Medium – Oracle Contracts on Ardor

An Oracle, in the context of the blockchain, is a process which retrieves information from an external resource and registers it on that blockchain. These Oracles provide a bridge between the blockchain and external resources and with Ardor, do so very efficiently. The ability to develop and deploy them quickly is important for any smart contracts ecosystem and Ardor lightweight contracts provide a flexible and straightforward mechanism to develop Oracles which can interface with any external resource which offer an API interface, even those behind paywalls.

Lior wrote:

As you recall from my previous articles Lightweight Contracts , Lightweight Contracts FAQ, and More Advanced Contracts, Ardor contracts are not executed by every node like Ethereum contracts. Instead, they are executed by one or more selected nodes. This makes the Ardor contracts ideal for Oracle implementation for loading information from external resources and recording it on the blockchain.

To summarize, 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 simple and flexible mechanism to develop Oracles which can interface with any external resource which provides API interface, including resources which require authenticated access or even paid services.

Source

 

  • CoinDoo – Ardor Review

This post does a good job explaining what Ardor is to someone who has never heard of it. While not rigorous in details, it is useful enough to include here.

They wrote:

Ardor works with Proof-of-Stake (PoS) mechanism. That means the mining activity isn’t involved. Also, the Ardor platform is a Blockchain-as-a-Service (BaaS) model. It allows developers create their own applications using the usual programming languages, such as C# or Java. The high security is guaranteed.

Anyone can create its own digital currency using the Ardor platform. This makes the blockchain be more accessible than Ethereum, for example.

The platform was designed to also solve the existing blockchain problems related to scalability and bloating process. To solve the dilemmas with the high size of files, Jelurida (the team behind the Nxt and Ardor blockchains) implemented a new architecture, called Child Chains.

That’s how Ardor became the main chain or the parent chain. Its functionality is to assure a strong security to the whole network.

Source

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  • Cryptouniversity.nl – Wat is het Ardor (ARDR) en waar kan ik het kopen?

Cryptouniversity.nl: todo sobre las criptomonedas

This Dutch language article is entitled: What is Ardor (ARDR) and where can I buy it? It provides a long overview of Ardor and at the end highlights several third-party exchanges where users can obtain ARDR. Note, this article assumes a working familiarity with crypto.

 

PRICE EVOLUTION

  • TradingView – ARDR/BTC by ilothebest

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  • TradingView – ARDR LOOKING JUICY HERE!

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  • TradingView – NeXT Generation 26 Day by Quickies

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  • TradingView – Ardor Cup and Handle by kperMan

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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 the past couple days:

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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, like the flowers, is blooming and the sky is not even close to the limit of the potential for this great technology. 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 – April 2018 (III): Don’t Tell Me The Sky’s The Limit When There Are Footprints On The Moon

April (III)

Welcome, dear Nxters and other followers!

The flowers are blooming as is the blockchain space and the sky is not even close to the limit. “Mooning” is the term that is used when a token goes to an all-time high, but why shoot for the Moon when the blockchain can take us to new places, maybe even among the stars? No one can prognosticate, but smart people the world over continue to adopt blockchain technologies and communities like ours continue to grow and develop new and great things.

Last week in the Nxt / Ardor / Ignis ecosystems we learned more about a new lightweight contract concept being developed by Jelurida, news of upcoming Meetups, Triffic’s ICO, preview of a CtC app, an upcoming WooCommerce AEUR plugin, Lior Yaffe and Alexander Pfeiffer will co-present at the prestigious MIT this summer 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 jose, apenzl, James, and rubenbc.


COMMUNITY

  • Jelurida – Status Update

Any good software is benchmarked for performance, and Ardor will be as well. Last week Lior Yaffe, co-founder of Jelurida, announced that they will release performance benchmarks for Ardor and that there will be major changes to the Ardor client user interface (UI) – according to the Roadmap.

Lior wrote:

We will release official benchmarks for Ardor after implementing pruning.
As to updating the wiki to reflect the Ardor changes, you are right, this is in the work plans after the website.

We will publish in house results and anyone can repeat the benchmark. This is how software companies usually benchmark their product.


Client face lift is also part of the roadmap. We will try to release an updated roadmap by the end of April. The roadmap will be published on our website.

We implemented many features based on user feedback and we are always glad to accept code from contributors. We are hiring a full time UI developer. For client code we can setup more developers bounties, we did that in the past with some success.

Additionally, Riker said:

Need your feedback, what is good, what is bad, what is missing – First Draft of the “Developers Cheat Sheet”:

Ardor Cheat Sheet – Draft

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  • Exchanges

A new week brings new challenges and new crypto exchanges and we compiled a simple and easy to digest list of the latest relevant changes. Opportunities to demonstrate support for ARDR / IGNIS and even NXT are still out there:

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

Coinbit – Giveaway as Part of Grand Opening

Coinbit had a number of pre-launch events with token give-aways.

Visit the site

Vote to list NXT / IGNIS / ARDR on more Exchanges

Readers like you can actively vote to get Nxt / Ardor / Ignis listed on more crypto exchanges.

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 vote for NXT/ARDR/IGNIS there:

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

Bitfineon Governance Vote – Free Listing

Bitfineon is offering a free listing on their exchange for the top 3 polled tokens.
This is a unique opportunity for our community to vote for NXT / ARDR / IGNIS!

 

 

 

Over_watchtower wrote:

Drop whatever you are doing at the moment and read this:

Bitfineon is offering a free listing on their exchange for a cryptocurrency of your choice. Please tell them which coin you want to get listed on Bitfineon most. There will be a governance vote of the top 3 coins, which they received from this form. According to the information available, you have now time until the 18th April 18:00 UTC.

Provide the name of a cryptocurrency.
Enter the name (nxt, ardor, ignis), not ticker, of a cryptocurrency, in small letters. Example: ardor

https://goo.gl/forms/bQQep8vUHU9t7kVa2

Voting more than once is allowed and very well encouraged. Endeavor to vote for all: nxt; ardor; ignis

Thank you.

NXT, IGNIS, and ARDR on Lescovex Exchange

Thanks to our great community, Lescovex announced that they now plan to list not only ARDR but also NXT and IGNIS. Great job Nxters!

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  • Lior and Alexander Pfeiffer will Present at MIT

This Summer, Lior Yaffe and Alexander Pfeiffer will be presenting at the prestigious Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) about how Blockchain-as-a-Service (BaaS) solutions are the future of technology and business. They were selected to present at the Connected Learning Summit at MIT.

https://twitter.com/alexpfeiffer/status/981686667793793024

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  • Agavon Joins Swiss Bitcoin Association

The former director of the Ardor Nxt Group and founder of Agavon (Travin Keith) announced a partnership between his blockchain consulting company and the Bitcoin Association of Switzerland, taking his company and our ecosystem into wider mainstream acceptance. Everyone knows of Bitcoin, not so much of Ardor and Nxt – but Agavon joining the Bitcoin Association goes a long way towards changing this.

They wrote:

It’s notable that Agavon is a partner of CtC, a company that is developing a unique 2- way cryptocurrency ATM that will take cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash, Ardor, Ignis, and many more, including its own token, CTC. It’s unique in that it will not only accept bills, but will also accept coins and will be located in strategic locations around the world.

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MEETUPS

  • Jelurida Blockshow Barcelona

Last week

Veronica wrote:

Dear community, there was a last-minute change on the date of the Barcelona Blockshow Meetup. Francisco Sarrias (@fsarrias) did the pitch because I had a conflict in my agenda. There were several startups pitching, and we didn’t make it to the final. Next time it will be! Thanks a lot to Francisco!

https://twitter.com/BlockShowcom/status/984484485210271744

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  • Recording of the “Future of Blockchain for Business.”

This video is from Mobile World Congress. The expert panel presents their opinions on the bright and growing future of the blockchain. Lior Yaffe, as a recognized expert, is included in this small panel and provides excellent opinions.

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  • Blockchain Thursday by StartupToken, April 19th

Next week Veronica will be representing Jelurida at a Blockchain Startup Accelerator in Paris. Attend if you are going to be in Paris on Thursday of this week.

Veronica wrote:

Anyone in Paris next week?

Another event is happening next week in Paris, held by Startup Token, a Blockchain Startup accelerator based in Paris. I will be the one representing Jelurida this time, and spreading the word about our products to a bunch of entrepreneurs. Organizations like the Startup Token Accelerator are very interesting for us because they are at the center of the entrepreneurship, connecting entrepreneurs, providers, mentors and investors. A place to be for Jelurida as well.

Blockchain Thursday by StartupToken Dether Jelurida (Ardor Nxt Ignis) Eterbase

Thursday, Apr 19, 2018, 6:45 PM

Thursday Crypto-cafe
6 Rue des Bateliers Clichy, FR

45 Cryptonautes Attending

You want to discover unique and new projects? Startups come to present their latest news and connect with our community. Network with entrepreneurs, aficionados and enthusiasts. This week we have dether, coming to present their shop release and explain you how to accept crypto easily as a mean of payment and generate cashflow, Jelurida with their b…

Check out this Meetup →

19:45 Jelurida

Speaker : Veronica Torras
Head of Marketing and Business Development at Jelurida, the Blockchain software company developing Nxt, Ardor Blockchain as a Service and Ignis. Jelurida B.V. is the company created by the core Nxt developers, keeping the Intellectual Property rights over the Nxt and Ardor software in a single business entity. Its goals are to explore commercial opportunities for these blockchain platforms, and ensure their sustainable future development.

Join the Meetup

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  • New Meetup in Madrid: BLOCKCHAIN – SMART CONTRACTS, on May 7th

The second edition of Campus Madrid’s Blockchain for Business Meetups will introduce you to the concept of Smart Contracts. The Ardor testnet will be used to demonstrate. Be sure to bring your own laptop, download the client and gain hands-on experience with testIGNIS and testARDR.

AGENDA:

1.- Smart Contracts Introduction
2.- Management Demo of an ICO.
3.- Automatic Patrimonial Transmission Demo (Dead Man Switch)
4.- License Management Demo
5.- Process Traceability Demo (Writing / Reading)
6.- Questions and Answers
7.- Networking

Join the Meetup

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BUSINESSES ON ARDOR

  • Janus – Status Update

Last week the Janus team updated their community. A great Portuguese language video highlights their new KrediblePolitics platform.

Video about Kreds in Portuguese by Altcoinsclub. They highlight KREDS as a P2P token with the goal of monetizing digital participation with their new KrediblePolitics platform.

 

 

 

Follow Janus on Telegram and Twitter

Do you want more info about Kreds? Visit: https://www.kredsblockchain.com/

Janus asset ID on the ARDOR platform: 4348103880042995903

Here is how to Claim your Kreds Balance if you are a Janus Holder.

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  • Bitswift Childchain Update

The following highlight comes from the Bitswift team last week – the Bitswift Forging Pool will accept leases of Ardor forging power to their pool. With greater forging power comes a greater chance of forging a block and the payouts from the forged transaction fees will be paid out to pool members.

Paul Busch wrote:

Hey everyone, we are bringing a forging pool online. Feel free to lease your balance to our pool.
Details on bitswift.network

Join Bitswift on TelegramDiscord, and Reddit.

Learn more about the Bitswift ecosystem

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  • CTC ATM

The CtC team released a new app that has QR support for transactions. We expect this to work with their planned ATM’s and portable devices for merchants. Nxter Magazine has an in-depth interview with the founder of the CtC platform pending while awaiting his in-depth answers, which can – hopefully – be published in the very near future.

Whitepaper and More Info.

CtC has asset ID 6066975351926729052.

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  • Triffic – Status Update

News from the Triffic team! Last week they announced that the Ignis asset that is being offered in their upcoming ICO is a placeholder, much like JLRDA was the placeholder token for the Ignis ICO. They will eventually be a child chain of Ardor. There will be a 1:1 swap for placeholder tokens and final tokens after the ICO is over and the product is production ready.

More from Triffic / Coinerz:

Triffic will eventually be its own child-chain on Ardor. The Ignis Asset that is being offered in the ICO is actually a placeholder which will be swapped 1:1 as soon as the child-chain is ready.

The website is at https://Triffic.world, but it’s currently password protected until we get the nod from the lawyers that everything is compliant.

Re the ICO start date – same issue. Basically we will open up the institutional sales as soon as we get the legal go ahead and simultaneously start the marketing for the ICO proper at the same time. The ICO proper will have 2 presage weeks where tokens can be purchased at a discount.

We realized that ‘gamified GPS’ was actually just a very small aspect of what the app did as a whole, so we started talking about the concept of ‘gamify yourself’ as the app essentially gives you the ability to earn cryptocurrency for doing anything. Screenshots:

More Info

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DEVELOPMENT

  • Nxter Services – AEUR Woo Plugin Coming

Having an Euro-pegged child chain calls for action.

We have been working on something that the world might come to appreciate. A WooCommerce plugin and a shop that (for starters) will allow you to buy merchandise like our book, t-shirts, and more directly with your crypto! Initially, the WooCommerce plugin store will only accept payment in AEUR but that will change with time as support for IGNIS, and other child chain tokens, are added. As the Ardor ecosystem grows so do the benefits as the ease of doing business makes it easier to incorporate anything we want into the community – if you have the imagination to build it, please do! The entire community will develop and benefit.

Others will be able to create an online store too with the plugin we provide.

Here is an example of how such a transaction would look:

The Nxter community has characters and wildcards and we embrace them all. DarkSideJosh has long produced great dark memes, inspired plenty and ran in-yo-face campaigns on Twitter. He has now released three t-shirt designs that were made for us which will be available for purchase in the abovementioned AEUR-store. His unique style – our favorite tokens – on your body.

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  • Nxter Services – New Explorer Button

The NxterBridge Explorer has a new button available: Show Ledger. This feature makes it easy to see the transaction history from the attached account without exposing (or knowing) its passphrase.

scor2k wrote:

https://www.nxter.org/explorer/ARDOR-NYJW-6M4F-6LG2-76FR5/

new button ‘Show Ledger’ in our explorer

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  • FreeBird 2.0 – Update

The FreeBird project is going great. The following update lays out a new (faster) schedule of milestones and upcoming ICO:

goodrain wrote:

Hello everyone:
Due to the development progress is faster than expected, we will release FreeBird 2.0 in advance. Schedule is set as follows:
2018-4-20: Release FreeBird 2.0;
2018-5-15: Airdrop and finish ICO . We will remove the remaining sell orders of ICO price (0.001 IGNIS).

Source

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  • Weekly Reminder – IGNIS features

Those of you with a keen eye will note that the following list is a remarkable achievement and contains all the items on DarkSideJosh’s tour t-shirt above, plus more, good eye. They are all Nxt features that were ported to Ignis. But wait, there is more..

Jelurida continues to work very hard to ensure that the Ardor and Nxt platforms have cutting-edge features and functionality. As you scroll down this newsletter you will also notice the Lightweight Contracts development, in which Lior Yaffe documents this new feature in a series of Medium posts and on the Ardor testnet. Also, new features like Asset Control, was successfully added and implemented into Ignis on its launch.

Ardor itself only provides the security and means of forging transactions into blocks. All the sexy and interesting things happen at the child chain level – remember that Ignis has the ability to access all the functionality below, a helpful reminder. Many of the smart contract functions were first developed for Nxt and have later become standard or vision of almost every other blockchain – imitation is the most sincere form of flattery after all.

  1. Nov 22 – 2013  Birth
  2. Dec 22 – 2013  Aliases
  3. Jan 11 – 2014  Messaging
  4. May 6 – 2014  Balance Leasing
  5. May 12 – 2014  Issue assets
  6. May 12 – 2014  Asset Exchange
  7. Dec 17 – 2014  Dividend Payments
  8. Aug 1 – 2014  Marketplace
  9. Jan 10 – 2015  Crowdfunding
  10. Jan 10 – 2015  Monetary System
  11. Jan 10 – 2015  Currency Exchange
  12. June 6 – 2015  Voting
  13. June 6 – 2015  Multi-phased Transactions
    Approval by Vote
    Approval by Hash
    Approval by Transaction
  14. June 14 – 2015  File tokens
  15. Aug 14 – 2015  Offline Transaction Signing
  16. April 6 – 2015  Client Plugins
  17. Oct 31 – 2015  Peer Services
  18. Oct 31 – 2015  Account Ledger
  19. Jan 1 – 2016  Data Cloud
  20. Jan 21 – 2016  Coin Shuffling
  21. Jan 21 – 2016  Singleton Assets
  22. Jan 21 – 2016  Account Control
  23. Jan 21 – 2016  Account Properties
  24. April 8 – 2016  Add-ons
  25. April 8 – 2016  Funding Monitor
  26. Jan 1 – 2018  Release of the Ardor Platform

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IN THE MEDIA

  • Hacker Noon – What are Sidechains?

This article describes the concept of sidechains and expands on Jelurida’s take on them: child chains. The devil is in the details and while child chains are not technically sidechains, the analogy in the article serves as a great abstraction about the power and functionality of Ardor child chains.

They wrote:

A sidechain is a separate blockchain that is attached to its parent blockchain using a two-way peg. The two-way peg enables interchangeability of assets at a predetermined rate between the parent blockchain and the sidechain. The original blockchain is usually referred to as the ‘main chain’ and all additional blockchains are referred to as ‘sidechains’. The blockchain platform Ardor refers to its sidechains as ‘childchains’.

Ardor’s Blockchain as a service platform for business: Ardor uses the Proof of Stake consensus mechanism. Ardor calls its sidechains ‘childchains’, and they are tightly integrated into the main chain. Security is enhanced because all transactions are processed and secured by parent chain forgers. Most transactions are pushed down to the childchain level, as the parent mainchain retains minimal features. Global entities such as assets and currencies across chains can be accessed through childchains.

Read this great document about the difference between sidechains and childchains

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  • Lior Yaffe in Medium – Lightweight Contracts – The Ardor Answer to Smart Contracts

Jelurida is exploring an approach which is more flexible and scalable than existing smart contracts. No, this is not talking about smart transactions. Instead of requiring every node to process every contract invocation, they are looking at asking the parties interested in the contract to process it and verify that they reach the same state and broadcast that across all the nodes, rather than the contract itself. Lior explains the built-in functionality of Ardor and how their lightweight contracts provide a layer of flexibility and automation which enables building much more sophisticated server-side blockchain applications.

Lior wrote:

Hacking of lightweight contracts is still an issue. For example, if someone is able to exploit a DAO style bug, and cause the contract to send funds to their account using a valid transaction, this will still work. Therefore for very sensitive high value contracts, a manual verification step can be added as account control.

Since our lightweight contracts are developed in Java they can be developed using the best, standard, development tools available (IntelliJ, Eclipse) and they can be debugged on a testnet, unit tested with JUnit, and in general use the best programming tools available. In addition, our contracts can use limitless repositories of 3rd party Java based libraries used for mathematical, economics, or physics calculations to interface with any external system using almost any technology. Of course, the more external code you rely on, the less trust you have, so it’s a trade-off that application developers will need to consider.

To summarize, building on top of dozens of development man years already invested into the Ardor built in functionality, our lightweight contracts provide a layer of flexibility and automation which enables building much more sophisticated server side blockchain applications.

Source

  • Lior Yaffe in Medium – Lightweight Contracts FAQ

The idea of Lightweight Contracts is as revolutionary as it is confusing (to many). Lior wrote a follow-up FAQ piece answering community questions about this new concept.

Highlights from the FAQ:

Q: How would account control increase the security of the contract?

A: When the contract account is under account control, a transaction submitted by a contract will trigger an automatic approval process on another node which controls the account. The other node will repeat the same calculation and compare its results with the transaction submitted by the contract. If there is a match, it will submit an approval transaction for the transaction submitted by the contract. Of course, this process can also be done manually.

Q: How can I review and validate the contract code?

A: If the source code is published, compile it and make sure you generate the exact same class file stored in the blockchain. If the source code is not published, download the class file from the blockchain and decompile it using any standard Java IDE to review the code.

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Read more Questions and Answers

 

  • Forkinvest – Криптовалюта Ardor (ARDR) прогноз на 2018 год

This Russian language piece has the title: Ardor Crypto Currency (ARDR) forecast for 2018. Regardless of what you hear in the media, there is not a second Cold War coming and the Russian crypto community is an important and continuously growing part of Nxter and the space as a whole.

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  • Investopedia – DAOs, Blockchain, and the Potential of Ownerless Business

This interesting and thought-provoking article explains the concept of a Decentralized Autonomous Organization (DAO) and how they might be the future of blockchain. Ardor is spotlighted as a DAO with promising potential for an autonomous, blockchain driven future.

They wrote:

Jelurida is another ambitious DAO project that’s a long time coming. The project began with the groundbreaking Nxt blockchain and eventually morphed into what is now known as Ardor—a Java-based platform for creating custom blockchains. It includes tokenization functionality, a marketplace connecting multiple blockchain services, a voting system, and other utilities required by a self-governing ecosystem. However, it avoids the typical blockchain bloat that plagues solutions like Ethereum by separating the ‘forging’ tokens (used for voting, block generation and more) from the transactional coins used to run smart contracts. This enables greater scalability by distancing the governance function from the transactional element.

Source

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  • Blockmedia – Finding Coins of Fate – Ardor

This Korean language article explains the birth of the platform, Ardor, with its roots in Nxt. They characterize Ardor like the Ethereum of Europe and they explain how the developers addressed the innate problems in Nxt, creating the first flexible parent – child chain system.

Source

  • Finance.townhall – Blockchain And The Rise Of The Dapps (Decentralized Applications)

This article explains, and highlights, the differences between the Nxt and Ardor platforms. It is important to note that Ardor is more than Nxt version 2.0 and that both blockchains have specific and unique use cases.

They wrote:

Infrastructure Requirements

Adopters must understand how different platforms are designed at the blockchain layer since this can dictate how it would work with their existing IT infrastructure. Perhaps a curious case in blockchain platforms are Ardor and Nxt. Since they are both developed and maintained by the Jerulida, many believe that Ardor is simply an evolution of Nxt. However, they have their respective advantages given particular use cases.

Nxt is designed as a single-chain blockchain meaning that each node keeps a record of all transactions. Using such a blockchain, enables businesses to run a full node on their own private networks which guarantees better uptime and increased privacy. However, one consequence of this is that such blockchains tend to take up large amounts of disk space in the long run. Bitcoin, for instance, is also single-chain and a full node now requires almost 170 GB of space to run.

Ardor’s blockchain, in contrast, is designed to have a parent chain with multiple child chains. This design allows users to just use a child chain and not run a full node. Child chains can also be pruned in order to reduce bloat so they don’t require that much space to use. This makes Ardor more appealing to smaller organizations who may want to use blockchain and avoid needing large amounts of computing resources to do so.

Source

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PRICE EVOLUTION

  • Steemit – ARDOR (ARDR): Triple Sequential Fractals!

Source

 

  • TradingView – ARDR Buy Opportunity by trader aristotelis.tso

Source

 

 

  • TradingView – IGNIS – Cup and Handle Breakout – BUY SIGNAL by CryptoWolfPack

Source

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  • TradingView – IGNIS/BTC a New Coin a New Opportunity by SkyRockSignals

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 the past couple days:

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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, like the flowers, is blooming and the sky is not even close to the limit of the potential for this great technology. 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 – April 2018 (II): You Can Cut All The Flowers But You Cannot Keep Spring From Coming

April (II)

Welcome, dear Nxters and other followers! We here at Nxter take data security very seriously and we hope you do as well. Much has been written about companies like Facebook and Cambridge Analytica harvesting and maliciously using personal data from its users. It is the responsibility of every netizen to take care of your data – we should not blindly trust these companies with our data.

Luckily, we have blockchain solutions like Nxt and Ardor to help keep user data safe. Last week we learned of many interesting developments regarding Ardor including, but not limited to, a Chinese community creating a blockchain charity for their old middle school, the marketing achievements of Jelurida so far this calendar year, an open letter from the growing Korean community, technical details involving Jelurida’s continuing development of smart add-on contract functionality, community-created Ardor apps and 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 jose, apenzl, James, and rubenbc.


COMMUNITY

 

  • Ardor 4 Charity Activities

A middle school in China created a charity that is based on Ardor. The graduating class of 2010 from Suqian Middle School wanted to give back to their school community, and with the help of the local governments they have transparently raised funds and distributed them to the families of students in need of support. This is a wonderful use case for blockchain and a powerful and human way of reaching out to help those around you.

Lege wrote:

Legel Network distribute first blockchain Love Student Fund

The angeldian love fund jointly initiated by the 19th class of the legel network and Suqian Middle School (2010), with the help of the Suqian City Bureau of Education and the Bureau of Civil Affairs, used blockchain technology to distribute the first blockchain love on the ARDOR chain. The student fund, and the student information that is funded, is registered on the Ardor chain and is always stored on the blockchain. This is the first application of the Ardor chain in the public welfare field in China. The angeldian name inspiration came from a classmate of their class. This classmate unfortunately left. In order to commemorate her, a love fund for students was set up at the Ten Year Class Reunion.

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  • Jelurida – Marketing Accomplishments: Q1 2018

You asked for it and Jelurida has responded: They have created a page that lays out their marketing accomplishments for the year thus far.

Veronica wrote:

Hello, everyone,  In Jelurida we are working hard to bring the team to a professional business-driven organization. Although sometimes, from the outside you could only see small changes, that is just the tip of the iceberg. If you look closely you can see signs that things are happening and are going to happen. Today, we are pleased to share with you the Marketing Accomplishments Report Q1 2018. Thanks for your continuous and active support!

https://www.jelurida.com/Q1-2018-marketing-accomplishments

Lior followed up:

As part of an ongoing process improvements, I’m pleased to announce that Adedayo Adebajo (@Over_watchtower) is now appointed to coordinate the Exchanges Relations at Jelurida. Adedayo, a former Poloniex employee, and our Support and Community Manager Specialist, will manage the listing process and will work to ensure that exchanges deliver on their promises. Good luck @Over_watchtower in your new role!

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  • Exchanges

A simple and easy to digest list of the latest relevant changes to exchanges. Opportunities to demonstrate support for ARDR / IGNIS and even NXT are still out there:

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

 

Ardorgate keeps the Flat EUR Deposit/Withdrawal fee of 5 EUR

NXT, IGNIS, and ARDR on Lescovex Exchange

Thanks to the community, Lescovex has announced that they now plan to list not only ARDR but also NXT and IGNIS. Great job Nxters!

Vote to list NXT / IGNIS / ARDR on more Exchanges

Readers like you can actively vote to get Nxt / Ardor / Ignis listed on more crypto exchanges.

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 vote for NXT/ARDR/IGNIS there:

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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  • Open Letter from the Korean Ardor Community

About a month ago Nxter introduced Ardorbaby, a Korean blogger, to our readers. He has been consistently updating the Korean crypto community about Ardor and its child chains in his blogs and educating users and speculators about the Ardor Platform features and its inbuilt value. Here he explains about his work, the Korean traders, and why some came to falsely regard Ardor as a “scam coin.”

Ardorbaby wrote:

Hello, I am Ardorbaby managing the Ardor Korean community. I would like to introduce the Korean community to you.

As you know, interest in cryptocurrency in Korea is really high.  And of course, Korea’s Ardor trading volume is the most high.

Have u ever searched “Ardr” or “Ardor Coin” in Google Trends? you’ll see how many Koreans are interested in Ardor. But Honestly speaking, the image of Ardor in Korea market …..it is really bad.

Few investors who understands blockchain well knows that Ardor’s technology is the best, but as the trading was stopped at the rising edge [while centralized exchanges implemented the new Ardor blockchain protocol] and the time when the trading was resumed was a period of price dropping, the price after the launch of the mainnet has fallen constantly. And that is the reason why most Korean Speculators treat Ardor as scam.

And I became angry. A group of people who have faith in Ardor’s technology gathered to create the Ardor Korean community.

For most Koreans who are not fluent in English, we provide Ardor-related information in Korean, and developers are studying and comparing Ardor with other coins to persuade speculators that Ardor is not a scam. There are 340 people in the Kakao Open chat room, Korea’s largest SNS platform, and 240 people on our homepage. And we are fighting with the Korean speculators.

We educate people who do not know the blockchain but only speculates (invest for short cut period profit), that “u have to invest on most undervalued, but the real value is highest – Ardor“.

UPDATE (after deadline) >

Ardorbaby, April 9th, 2:10 AM:

After a Skype call with Lior, he agreed to the needs of making a Q&A channel with the Korean. All of the Korean community are really excited about this News.

I can assure that this small thing can change the atmosphere in Korea’s market.

Now they feel they are communicating with Jelurida. Most Korean investors are not good at English, they rely on rumors that the other Korean had made.

You can visit and join the Korean community site here: https://m.cafe.naver.com/ardorer, and read the news blog here.

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  • Travin Keith NeoCash Radio Interview

Our old friend, Travin Keith, was interviewed recently by NeoCash radio. Travin talks about his interesting beginnings in the cryptocurrency space and explains and documents the projects that he has worked with. A good listen for a 15-minute break at work.

https://player.fm/series/neocash-radio-1080005/travin-keith-interview-episode-1

Neocash Radio writes:

In this special NeoCash interview I discuss crypto with Travin Keith. Travin has been a big part of many projects in the blockchain space including: Hyperledger, NXT, ARDOR, SICOS, Agavon, Byteball, Smart Cash, and more! Travin is planning a move to Zug, Switzerland a hot spot for crypto development.

Check out Travin’s website at: https://agavon.ch/

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MEETUPS

  • Elizabeth Attended the Penn Blockchain Conference On April 6th

Elizabeth said:

Penn Blockhain Conference
On April 6th, 2018, we will be hosting a high impact conference, to provide the Penn and Philadelphia communities a deeper and more direct opportunity to interact with the who’s who of the Blockchain ecosystem. Tickets will be available in February 2018. Save the date:April 6th, 2018 on your calendars.

More Information

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  • Meetup in Madrid (with English subtitles)

    A recording of almonte and coradan at the first Madrid Blockchain for Business meetup – a highly informative and recommended watch!

    Alberto kicks off the meetup by presenting the background and vision for the non-profit Madrid Blockchain for Business meetups, before using NXT to demonstrate the concept of private keys, public keys, as well as how this works on Ethereum. Blockchain basics, PoW vs PoS, consensus algorithms, security, are touched upon. Smart contracts, as popularized by Ethereum, versus the use of Smart Transactions, e.g. secure pre-programmed contracts. An approval model for an IGNIS account is set up in minutes, followed by examples of real life use cases for such a contract.

    Moving on to explain Public permissionless blockchains and decentralization versus corporate Private permissioned blockchains, this leads to a short presentation of the benefits of Blockchain-as-a-Service, and the parent- child chain architecture; the low maintenance cost for businesses, zero-fee transactions, cross-chain functionality, and child chain business models. At 49:09, using the AEUR child chain as a real-life example, Alberto shows in the blockchain history how the Madrid Meetup’s sponsor in USA exchanged IGNIS tokens to AEUR on Ardor’s p2p Coin Exchange and sent AEUR to Alberto’s account for only a small blockchain fee. The AEUR transfer took 1 minute, the conversion to real Euro in Alberto’s bank account took about 10 minutes. Ardorgate, the business that operates the child chain, did not build any blockchain infrastructure, does not have to secure or maintain its blockchain – but can charge a small fee for its gateway service, as it solves a real-life problem with banks, high cross-border transaction fees and transferral times.

    Last part of the meetup gives an introduction to blockchain scalability, followed by a 15 minutes Q&A session in Spanish (no subtitles).

     

    • Lior to be a Speaker and Panelist for the Israel Blockchain Panel, April 9th

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    • Jelurida Pitch at Blockshow Barcelona, April 11th

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    Blockchain for Business in Baytown, TX presents their first Meetup, which will be held on April 13th, from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM at a local Starbucks. The host will be Phillip Salaam and there will be hands-on demos with functional blockchains. 

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    • New Meetup in Madrid: BLOCKCHAIN – SMART CONTRACTS, on May 7th

    AGENDA:

    1.- Smart Contracts Introduction
    2.- Management Demo of an ICO.
    3.- Automatic Patrimonial Transmission Demo (Dead Man Switch)
    4.- License Management Demo
    5.- Process Traceability Demo (Writing / Reading)
    6.- Questions and Answers
    7.- Networking

    2nd edition of Campus Madrid’s Blockchain for Business Meetups will introduce you to the concept of Smart Contracts. Ardor testnet will be used, and you can bring your own laptop, download the client and use testIGNIS and testARDR.

    Source

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    BUSINESSES ON ARDOR

    • Janus – Status Update

    The Janus team announced that they have created a Telegram community channel where people can directly ask JNSHash questions. The KREDS token was listed on the Turkish token exchange: BitexLive.

     

     

     

    Follow Janus on Telegram and Twitter

    Do you want more info about Kreds? Visit: https://www.kredsblockchain.com/

    Janus asset ID on the ARDOR platform: 4348103880042995903

    Here is how to Claim your Kreds Balance if you are a Janus Holder.

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    • Bitswift Child Chain Update

    Last week the Bitswift team released the following updates:

    bitswiftbro wrote:

    Preview of our blockchains site: https://www.bitswift.io/ , still making some CSS adjustments

    Bitswift is at Queens U today with the 2018 Blockchain Innovation panel. We are one of the sponsors here. Spreading the word about Ardor / Bitswift/ Blockchain.

    bitswiftbro also left these two gifts in the Chinese channel of slack:

    Join Bitswift on TelegramDiscord, and Reddit.

    Learn more about the Bitswift ecosystem

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    DEVELOPMENT

     

    • Jelurida is Developing the Contracts Concept,  a Small Betting Game, and Hello World

    Jelurida continues to hone and further develop their add-on contracts concept. The random “Betting game” smart contract is back if you are feeling lucky: send a small amount of ARDR or any child chain token on the TESTNET to receive anywhere between 0-2x your submitted amount: Hooray for testcoin gambling! Also, there’s now an automated greeting to you if you send a transaction to the Hello World-contract, and an Oracle in the data cloud can calculate and return the rate of IGNIS per ARDOR from both Bittrex and the Coin Exchange to you, to help you identify arbitrage opportunities. Lior will publish a blog post on Medium describing the use of Nxt and Ardor add-ons one of the next days.

    The source code and technical instructions can be found in ArdorNxt.slack.com #developers channel, or echoed in this post:

    Ardor Contract add-on examples

     

    • Walletnxt.com – Third-Party Wallet – Update

    In our continuing coverage of this third-party wallet app – last week saw another release: v1.0.2.

    Zhang wrote:

    New version 1.0.2 released:

    1. Add address import
    2. Add Node Status Display
    3. Modify Node Operation Mode
    walletnxt.com

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    • Ardor Armory – Blockchain 2FA

    Our continuing coverage of the first crypto wallet with account control 2FA security: Ardor Armory.

    patoshi wrote:

    More updates: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=ardor.armory

    Testing and feedback welcomed. Works with testnet and mainnet .. u pick which nodes u want to connect to.

    Its meant to work with the desktop ardor wallet. useful for other devs looking to build on top of ardor when creating transactions where the user doesn’t have to input their passwords into the desktop wallet.

    I have a paper wallet implementation that goes with it aswell. Polishing it up first.

    I dont think any other crypto wallet has this type of 2FA setup. ur accounts get alerted if u have 2fa enabled on ur ardor account.

    Actually no other blockchain has the “account controls” feature that ive seen. i know ethereum might be able to do it, but i’m not sure how would u do it via smart contracts.
    actually u cant… there’s no way to lock all functions of an ethereum address..

    New to offline Ardor Transaction Signing? Learn more.

    Download this app

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    IN THE MEDIA

     

    • Stocksgazette – Ardor (ARDR) Turns Out To Be Dark Horse Of 2018

    This article points out the unique selling point of Ardor – its child chain architecture. Based upon the many revolutionary features that come with Ardor, the author is very supportive of the Ardor platform and bullish on ARDR to increase in value.

    They wrote:

    The difference between child chains and sidechains is that a child chain is a blockchain on its own, complete with its own native token while a side chain isn’t.

    For instance, Ignis was the first child chain to be launched on the Ardor platform. The child chain is linked to the main chain via an interoperable model. This allows the parent chain (Ardor) to continue providing computational and security protocols.

    One advantage that Ardor (ARDR), by way of the child chain, brings to your business involves ease of use. By providing out-of-the-box features, all a developer has to do is put the set together via an easy to follow interface.

    The parent/child model is a unique feature in the cryptocurrency industry and one I believe makes Ardor (ARDR) a better investment.

    • Cryptoslate – After Facebook’s Privacy Debacle, How Blockchain Will Secure Our Digital Lives

    Citing the “vibrant developer community,” the Austrian company, A-Trust, is using the Nxt blockchain to store users data. In this digital age, people need to safeguard their data so we can minimize how companies like Facebook and Cambridge Analytica can monetize info about users lives.

    Cryptoslate wrote:

    A company in Austria that specializes in precisely this area called A-Trust is rolling out its digital signature solution to municipalities in the country with the help of blockchain technology.

    (…)

    Another thing that helped A-Trust make their decision, according to chief executive Michael Butz, was Nxt’s private blockchain and its proof-of-stake consensus mechanism, so in addition to finding Jelurida to be a trustworthy business partner, Butz said:

    “The environmental aspect of proof-of-stake algorithm, running without any interruption, is the third key factor which made us choose Nxt”.

    Source

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    • ARDR Reviewed by a Popular Blogger in Japan

    This Japanese language crypto review site talked about Ardor and ARDR last week as highlighted in Elizabeth’s tweet below.

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    • Territoriobitcoin – Ardor, Blockchain as a Service – Revisión de Producto

    This Spanish language blockchain review ranks Ardor 9.9.

    Source

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    • Bitcoinkaufenschweiz – Wie Können Sie Integrieren die Smart Verträge in Ihrem Geschäft?

    German language article about Nxt, Ardor, and Jelurida whose title in English is: “How Can You Integrate Smart Contracts In Your Business?”

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    PRICE EVOLUTION

    • Article in CryptoRecorder – Ardor (ARDR) is Making Waves to Reach $2

    Ardor (ARDR) is said to be a perfect platform for business owners and institutions that are in need of using blockchain technology for the purpose of completing their ventures. That means that Ardor is actually working with Blockchain-as-a-Service protocol, otherwise known as BaaS, which makes it perfect for the needs of different types of business and institutions.

    Ardor (ARDR)

    More importantly, Ardor (ARDR) is aiming at democratizing blockchain technology and the idea of using the decentralized platform, which is the exact thing that Nxt project was all about. So, in case you are wondering, the team standing behind ARDR currency and its platform is the same team that once worked on Nxt project, which is at the same time one of the first ICOs launched back in 2013. That is how many people like to call Ardor Nxt 2.0, considering Ardor to be an improved version of Nxt.

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    • TradingView – NXT: Perspective by History by PeacefulWarrior


    Source

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    • TradingView – AR(e)DR you Kidding Me? ARDR/BTC Accumulation is Starting by bizi

    Source

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    • TradingView – Accumulating Altcoins Part II: Ardor (ARDR/BTC) by AaronCrypto

    Source

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    • TradingView – Ardor Second Attempt to go UP by DestinationMoonCrypto

    • TradingView – ARDR/BTC by nazarovsasha

    Source

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    • TradingView – CoinLoop AI Signal: Ardor (ARDR) – BUY by Coinloop


    Source

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    • TradingView – Ardor – Waiting for Next Wave by DenisMarecky

    Source

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    • Weekly NXT/ARDR/IGNIS Price Evolution

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

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

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

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    That is all for this week, Nxters.

    Follow us on Twitter or Telegram for important breaking updates during the week as they happen. The flowers are blooming and Spring and warm weather are coming back. 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.

Nxter News – April 2018 (I): You Can’t Swim For New Horizons Until You Have Courage To Lose Sight Of The Shore

April (I)

Welcome, dear Nxters and other followers!

The cryptocurrency world had another turbulent week, token values are down and many countries are considering bans and lawsuits and the EU prepares to implement GDPR (more on this below). Yet it was not all bad news as the US and UK governments continue to look for ways to productively embrace blockchain technologies and the wonderful Nxter community continues to produce great aides to help people begin using our scalable 3.0 blockchain solutions.

Last week saw the release of great video demos for using the Ardor client, Lior Yaffe and the Jelurida team responded to community criticism, an Ardor blockchain 2FA mobile app is being developed, Japanese language Ardor guides were released, a Bitswift give-away using a contract on the Ardor blockchain to pick the lucky winner took place, 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 as it happens and become experts in the Nxt / Ardor / Ignis blockchain ecosystem. So lean back and learn about all of last week’s progress.

 

COMMUNITY

MEETUPS

BUSINESSES ON ARDOR

DEVELOPMENT

IN THE MEDIA

PRICE EVOLUTION

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


COMMUNITY

 

  • Lior Yaffe Talking Community

Last week Lior Yaffe, co-founder of Jelurida, answered questions. The team members responded, bluntly, about the perceived lack of marketing efforts. Jelurida does not hype their products enough and the value is too low – the team members do not care about the products as much as the community… and more. Lior and others strongly responded to these silly claims.

Lior

Folks, would you come down? the whole market is down now regardless of which token is listed in which exchange. You want me to start listing all our activities since Jan 1st?

Each of the team members put 12 hours a day 6 days a week. Some of the activities are not public but many are public. We are building a long term operation and the transition from open source community to a functional business especially in the public blockchain industry is complex.

We have huge technological advantage, with the parent/child chain architecture and this brings us very interesting business opportunists.

We are building the whole operation from scratch, many of the businesses which approach us are not sure themselves what exactly they want to achieve and how much they are willing to spend. We need to educate them about what is possible now, what can be developed and what is out of the question. Closing commercial deals is much more difficult than posting on Twitter (which we regularly do now).

We now regularly appear in conventions, we have a PR company that helps us push positive articles, we push email updates, we hired a company to do translations, we prepared the Starla videos, I just came back from the first ever developer workshop, we hired an office in Lugano, we have Swiss employees, marketing manager, several sales people. We are hiring more and expanding.

The corporate culture of Jelurida is not to hype and over promise and not to go for extravagant marketing initiatives. I assume you know that already, it’s not gonna change.

veronica

I would like to add that I am very confident that the work we are doing is going to lead us to a solid and sustainable organization. Business processes are the key of efficiency in all departments. And we have bottle-necks, like every single startup at this stage. And we put efforts to solve them.

Peter2615

Nobody in this community is asking for hyping, over-promising, or extravagant marketing. If that’s how you see or translate the questions and needs from this community imo you’re understanding it wrong. Fact, in my opinion, is that after a couple of months and millions of ICO money, there’s not a lot of improvement showing (!) post ICO. On the contrary, CMC ranking (and that’s why most people are invested) has gone down. Disappointment is totally understandable when every shitcoin without proper product manages to get both price and attention up, while Jelurida fails at this. You should understand that the community does not necessarily care about Jelurida the Software Company. It’s a means to an end, either promoting a more decentralised libertarian world, or just getting ROI on invested money, or getting cool tech to use for projects. Again, pls stop saying the community demands hype and empty promises. Imo that’s not a fair argument.

nxt6666

Marketing ability is a very important index for a company to succeed.

Skylar – CryptoDemetrius

And engaging with the community in a productive way. Apple needed their major fans to make it what it is. This ship doesn’t sail without wind.

Lior

We are working with several exchanges to list our tokens and if an exchange comes with reasonable terms we will pay some listing fee to cover their listing costs and provide them with some tokens for promotion. You are right that we are not chasing and bribing exchanges to list us (which seems to be common practice these days). Would you like to see us paying 6 digits € amounts for exchange listing? Don’t we have better things to do with our precious funds?

Typical scenario is that we agree with an exchange on terms and promotion, sometimes even sign a contract, then they disappear for a couple of months not even answering our emails, finally getting back to us claiming that the token is listed, it takes 10 minutes to figure out that most basic functions doesn’t work, then they disappear again, we have a couple of these in the pipeline.

One good thing I can say about Bittrex is that they made sure everything was 100% operational before they announced support for Ardor and Ignis.

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  • Getting Started PDF

A big shout-out to the new community member, CryptoDemetrius, for compiling a comprehensive list of links for those who want to learn and use Ardor and explore the growing community of child chains like Ignis.

Download PDF

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  • Youtube Demos by CryptoDemetrius

On top of the PDF of links, CryptoDemetrius also released some excellent video demos about using the Ardor client and interacting with Ignis, the most feature-rich child chain of Ardor. Learn how to set up an account, learn about important terminology, and much more. These videos are a great way to enter into the Nxt / Ardor ecosystems and can easily get a blockchain novice using blockchain technologies!

Update + New Series Announcement (Ardor and Ignis demos!)

Blockchain Ardor: Demo of Web Wallet Account Creation and Features Overview

0:00 – Introduction 0:30 – Web Client Website and Security 1:03 – Creating a New Account 2:10 – Using an NXT Account to Access Ardor and Ignis 2:33 – Logging In 2:51 – Navigating between Child Chains in the Web Wallet 3:33 – Send a Transaction 3:47 – Checking my Receiving Address 4:01 – Checking Transaction Histories 4:27 – Contact Book 4:38 – Built-in Coin Exchange 5:44 – Summary

Blockchain Ardor: Demo of Full Wallet Download, Light Client, New Account, and Forging

0:00 – Introduction 0:12 – Why Use the Ardor Client? 1:00 – Downloading the Ardor Client 3:41 – Light Client 4:22 – Test Net 5:04 – Log in or Create a New Account 6:43 – Using NXT to Access Ardor and Ignis 6:55 – Forging

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  • Japanese Ardor Guides

Japanese language guides were released last week. They explain how to set up a Nxt wallet and how to install the Ardor client on a Mac. Thanks to our great Japanese community members for making these guides!

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  • Exchanges

A simple and easy to digest list of the latest relevant changes to exchanges:

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

Readers like you can actively vote to get Nxt / Ardor / Ignis listed on more crypto exchanges.

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 vote for NXT/ARDR/IGNIS there:

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

Lescovex

ARDR will be listed here, thanks to our community BUT:

We can also ask them to list NXT and IGNIS – by upvoting daily:

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

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

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MEETUPS

  • Enlightening Minds with the Blockchain on Friday, April 13th

Blockchain for Business in Baytown, TX presents their first Meetup, which will be held on April 13th, from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM at a local Starbucks. The host will be Phillip Salaam and there will be hands-on demos with functional blockchains. 

They wrote:

We started this group to meet other Blockchain enthusiasts and put together ideas, solutions, and ways to boost the blockchain sector. All skill levels are welcome. We are looking forward to meeting everybody.

Meet up at Starbucks, 4557 Garth Rd, Baytown, TX 77521, EE. UU.

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

• What to bring:
Bring your Laptop or Android Tablets and we will download and explore a functional blockchain. Downloading the latest version of the Ardor platform is highly helpful: https://www.jelurida.com

• Important to know:
We are all here to grow and learn. So share your insights.

Source

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BUSINESSES ON ARDOR

  • Janus – Status Update

Last week the Janus team announced that the KREDS token has been added to some new exchanges.

 

 

 

Follow Janus on Telegram and Twitter

Do you want more info about Kreds? Visit: https://www.kredsblockchain.com/

Janus asset ID on the ARDOR platform: 4348103880042995903

Here is how to Claim your Kreds Balance if you are a Janus Holder.

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  • Bitswift Child Chain Update

Last week the team at Bitswift announced that they are working on a new website – and pulled off a nice real-life bitswift.shop give-away using a lottery contract on the Ardor blockchain to find the winner.

Paul Busch, BitSwift, wrote:

Just ran a contract on Ardor testnet that randomly chose a winner for our shop giveaway. Really neat stuff.

Step 1.
Created an Ardor account for each eligible person. Each person can see which account they were assigned to.

Step 2.
Set an account propety on each eligible account to “BITSWIFTWINNER”. This tags each account on the blockchain and only those accounts which are eligible. (The contract we run will only look at these accounts to determine a winner among them).

Step 3.
Run the contract which looks for every account tagged with the propety of “BITSWIFTWINNER” and returns one of those randomly as the actual winner, changing its property value field to the current block height value.

a. everyone can veirfy they were entered for a chance to win
b. everyone can verify their odds of winning were equal
c. everyone can veirfy the winner

@lleits you have 7 days to confirm or we will re-roll and pick a new winner. To everyone else, give us a few days to document the contract details and we will let you know how this all worked. Stay tuned for more giveaways from .shop.

Join Bitswift on TelegramDiscord and Reddit.

Learn more about the Bitswift ecosystem

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DEVELOPMENT

 

  • Ardor Armory – Blockchain 2FA

Nxters! Community member, Patoshi, is developing an Ardor two-factor authentication (2FA) app for Android devices and is now looking for feedback and testers. You can help him and his project to take off by downloading the Ardor Armory app, create an Ardor account with it, fund the account and start testing its features. This app lets you conduct transactions on any Ardor GUI wallet without the worry of exposing your secret Ardor passphrase, as all transactions are signed locally inside the mobile app using trusted nodes.

Features:
▪ Blockchain based 2FA (Ardor Account Controls) notification in app
▪ Sign transactions on your phone vs typing in your Ardor passphrase on the desktop.
▪ Broadcast “signed” transactions via trusted nodes or use your own custom one.
Identicon implementation. Unique visual representations of your address used for visual verification.
▪ Pin Protection

New to offline Ardor Transaction Signing? Learn more.

Download this app

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  • Direct Exchange – Buy Small Amounts of ARDR/NXT/IGNIS

Last week we mentioned a small exchange being under development by SwisAlps, a long time Nxter. Here is an update as they enter the second test phase.

SwissAlps wrote:

A few words about the current tests of the ArdorExchange… The PhaseTestOne is done and seems ok.
We start now PhaseTestTwo. You can now do the following :

  • change your BTC to get ARDR
  • change your BTC to get NXT
  • change your NXT to get ARDR
  • change your ARDR to get NXT

The amount is now variable, the minimum amount stays a 100 NXT / 100 ARDR but the maximum amount is now 2’000 ARDR.
For the moment, this is quite fun… ;D ;D ;D   (still working to automate the stuff…. ::))

Check it out

  • Weekly Reminder – Ardor vs GDPR

Companies that collect data on citizens in EU countries must comply with new rules by May 25. This is when EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) takes effect. In essence, this is about the “right to be forgotten” and how deleting and pruning data can be very difficult with most public distributed ledger technologies – but is a natural part of all Ardor child chains.

 

After four years of preparation and debate the GDPR was finally approved by the EU Parliament on 14 April 2016. Enforcement date: 25 May 2018 – at which time those organizations in non-compliance may face heavy fines.

The GDPR, an evolution of the EU’s existing data rules, the Data Protection Directive (DPD), standardizes data protection law across all 28 EU member states and imposes strict new rules on controlling and processing personally identifiable information (PII). GDPR applies to all organizations holding and processing EU resident’s personal data, regardless of geographic location. The GDPR adds requirements for documenting IT procedures, performing risk assessments under certain conditions, notifying the consumer and authorities when there is a breach, as well as strengthening rules for data minimization – and increasing fines for failures to comply.

You can read more here.

According to GDPR people must be able to demand that their personal data is rectified or deleted, but you can not just modify or delete data stored in a public decentralized blockchain, can you? Transactional data stored on a blockchain, whether in plain text, encrypted form or after having undergone a hashing process, constitutes personal data for the purposes of the GDPR, and public keys equally qualify as personal data as a matter of EU data protection law.

TL;DR: not many public blockchains are compatible with the GDPR.

End of reminder. Additional information about Ardor and child chain pruning can be found in Jelurida’s whitepaper.

 

  • Discussion – Is it Possible to Create an Ardor Child Chain that has Child Chains?

The Nxtforum fostered an interesting discussion: can Ardor clones be synchronized with Ardor? This effectively allows for a child chain to have its own fully functioning child chains. Talk about recursive! The discussion is below and possibly contains insight into what the future of Ardor and Nxt could be.

 

The discussion:

igmaca – Technically is it possible to create an Ardor child chain that has its own child chains ?? that is, create an Ardor clone whose main chain is synchronized with ardor coin. or something similar. Why does Jelurida not offer ardor clones synchronized with ardor?

Petko in slack – “In Ardor the forgers validate all child chain transactions before extending the blockchain with the newly generated block. Honest forgers will not build on top of [an] invalid blockchain. This is what secures the network. A new node joining the network processes the ARDR chain, then downloads the snapshot for some block like a day ago (which is buried below enough blocks, but not too old) and processes the child chain transactions from that block until now. This is how the node knows the child-chain balance of some account. (Snapshots are still not released, but that’s the plan).
So if the child-chain balances are used to forge another parent chain (in the ArdorClone network), how will a new node joining the network process the ArdorClone parent chain (whose balances are synchronized with an Ardor child chain)? It must process the ARDR chain, and also all transactions in the Ardor child chain. So it must process two parent chains instead of only one in the case of a normal Ardor clone, not “synchronized” with an Ardor child chain. OR we could think for some other way for the ArdorClone stakeholders to vote for the best ArdorClone parent chain at some moment in time, which voting to not require processing the history of the ArdorClone child chain in Ardor. Hm it’s not a bad idea. Maybe for Nxt 3.0 🙂

Join the discussion here

IN THE MEDIA

  • Nxter.org  – NXT/ARDOR: A SKY OF CLOUDS

This guest piece by WatchTower speaks optimistically about the future of Nxt and Ardor. His passion is as inspiring as his blockchain use cases are interesting and insightful.

NXT/ARDOR: A SKY OF CLOUDS

 

  • Nxter.org – ARDOR: A TOUR THROUGH UTOPIA (II)

A continuation of a previous article, this guest piece by WatchTower highlights the voting system functionality of Ardor with great detail. A good read to learn about the nuances of creating polls and voting on the Ardor blockchain.

ARDOR: A TOUR THROUGH UTOPIA (II)

Source

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  • Lior Yaffe in Medium – We Need Standardization

Ever the paragon of wisdom, Lior Yaffe wrote about the importance of the blockchain community coming together and self-regulating itself by introducing standards. Standardization might cause your eyes to glaze over, but it is a non-trivial thing that leads to significant cost savings and greater rates of adoption. The blockchain community has no standard way to run a crypto exchange or anything else, leading to vast inefficiencies that cause great frustration to end users – look no further than how long it took for exchanges to enable ARDR / IGNIS trading despite announcing support weeks and months in advance.

Lior wrote:

At the moment, an accountant for a blockchain company has to have a degree in computer science. We need better tools to manage crypto accounting, which are certified by governments so that not every yearly report is a unique project.

I’m hereby calling crypto exchange managers and blockchain developers to sit together and start working on industry standardization since blockchain will never get mainstream without it.

Source

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  • Bitcoinist – How Can You Integrate Smart Contracts In Your Business Operations?

This article explains how the Nxt and Ardor blockchains help businesses implement and deploy smart transactions into their business operations. The unique benefits of using these Jelurida technologies are explained and elaborated below.

They wrote:

Nxt

Developed from the ground up to provide businesses and independent developers with a comprehensive framework to develop open source software, NXT stands as a testament to the potential to incorporate blockchain technology for businesses worldwide.

The service has multiple “levels” depending on client needs, ranging from an open source public chain for hobbyists and smaller developers to licensed chains that can be customized in according to specific privacy and security metrics.

The introduction, open source, version is perfect for companies that feel that blockchain technology can improve their efficiency but do not want to invest too much in testing. You can easily go from a small beta to working with a private bespoke version with ease, thanks to the nature of the platform and Jelurida’s team of expert programmers.

Ardor

While the Nxt Blockchain Platform is designed for integral-usage, the Ardor Blockchain Platform is meant to be utilized by a diverse array of employees, managers, contractors, and ancillary third-party individuals that routinely interact during business hours.

It is designed to specifically address issues commonly found in traditional blockchain implementations. For instance, “child chain transactions.”

These are the smaller transactions that crop up in smart contract implement.

Jelurida

Jelurida is a blockchain development company focused on providing businesses throughout the world the opportunity to embrace blockchain technology without compromise. From being able to control what is kept in the blockchain to determining the limits of its integration in the company, Jelurida makes it easy to integrate the latest in digital communication and accountability technology without wasting time or resources.

Jelurida’s goal is to provide businesses access to technology in a manner that leaves IT professionals secure in the knowledge that the software will be maintained and improved over the long term. Thanks to the open source nature of the Nxt blockchain, even if the company completely changes direction a vibrant community will step in to make certain that installations worldwide can still operate effectively and safely.

Source

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  • Steemit – Korean Post about Ardor, Nxt, and Jelurida

Korea is one of the biggest markets for ARDR trading. This Korean-language post informs about the unique selling points and advantages of the Ardor and Nxt blockchains, both of which are actively developed and supported by Jelurida.


Ardor

심볼 : ARDR
발행날짜 : 2016. 07.
총 발행량 : 약 9억9천9백만개
목표(특징) : 거래 및 기술 솔루션

Source

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  • Euromoney – G20 Ministers Wrestle with Cryptocurrency Oversight

As the G20 met to discuss how best to regulate blockchain tokens, our old friend – Travin Keith – was interviewed. Read his insights about regulation and token differentiation.

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Travin Keith, Agavon, CEO of blockchain consultancy Agavon, says a more subtle approach is needed, distinguishing between different cryptocurrencies and regulating them accordingly. Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash, Litecoin, SmartCash, Dash, Monero and Zcash have characteristics that look like currencies, he says, but Ardor, Nxt, Byteball, Ethereum, Waves, Komodo and Lisk are better defined as platforms. They provide their technology as a service, with their coins’ value deriving from a mix of utility value and speculation, he adds. The more cryptocurrencies that are launched, the more differences there are between them all, and the more outdated the idea they are all essentially variations on the bitcoin theme becomes.

Source

 

PRICE EVOLUTION

  • TradingView – ARDR/BTC – Profit Ratio may be up to 290% by zomlot

Source

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  • Weekly NXT/ARDR/IGNIS Price Evolution

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

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

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

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That is all for this week, Nxters.

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Nxter News – March 2018 (III): Instead Of Worrying About What You Cannot Control, Shift Your Energy To What You Can Create

March (III)

Welcome, dear Nxters and other followers! The Ardor Hackathon in Norway is upcoming and will be lead by Lior Yaffe, a core-developer of Ardor; Jelurida was announced as a partner at the upcoming Blockchain Expo – Europe 2018 in June, a new Ardor forum is about to be launched, the latest news on exchanges enabling trading for ARDR/IGNIS/NXT is listed, new Ardor stickers that look great on your laptops, and much more awaits you as you relax and read.

We welcome back our old readers and warmly welcome our new ones. We want our readers to stay up-to-date with the blockchain evolution as it happens and become experts in the Nxt / Ardor / Ignis blockchain ecosystem. So lean back and learn about all of last week’s progress.

 

COMMUNITY

MEETUPS

BUSINESSES ON ARDOR

Clones

DEVELOPMENT

IN THE MEDIA

PRICE EVOLUTION

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


COMMUNITY

 

  • Ardor Hackathon

In Norway, on March 22nd, there will be an Ardor Hackathon – sponsored by SFI Offshore Mechatronics in Kristiansand. Lior Yaffe, a world-recognized blockchain expert will give lessons and exercises in using the Ardor platform. Bring your own laptop as you learn about using the Ardor API and how to make Ardor add-ons, and much more. Space is limited so if you are interested in developing for blockchain platforms like Ardor, do not miss this great opportunity to learn about a next-gen and feature-rich Blockchain-as-a-Service (BaaS) platform!

More info

An amazing video made by LimeSoda for Jelurida about this hackathon:

Moreover, this hackathon was announced in Reddit’s r/java subreddit where it sparked a great discussion.

Sign up for Hackathon Here

 

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  • Jelurida to be Partner at Blockchain Expo – Euro 2018

Jelurida is going to be a partner at this year’s Blockchain Expo – Europe. After a very successful showing at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, the company will again be very visible and prominently featured in Amsterdam this coming June. Thousands from across the industry will attend.

As Europe’s largest established business Blockchain event, with over 4000 blockchain people attending in Berlin 2017, the Blockchain Expo will be arriving RAI Amsterdam on 27-28 June 2018, bringing together 6000+ dedicated blockchain industry attendees across key industries for two days of world-class content from leading brands embracing and developing cutting edge blockchain technologies.

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  • Nxt/Ardor Forums

A new Ardor forum is about to launch. Back in November 2017, we echoed about the ANG’s intention to launch a new specific forum for Ardor, as an addition to nxtforum.org. This forum seems to be ready to test over the next week before it goes live. We applaud it and we will recommend community members to frequent it for Ardor related content. Community and ANG member VanBreuk has almost singlehandedly created this twin forum – all credit to him for his great work!

VanBreuk stated:

There will be an Ardor twin forum soon. Using the same database/userbase as Nxtforum, but with some different boards and index. The project had been started last year, and it spent time on hold due to lack of time (no one working on it but me, when I could) and organizational changes, but now the ANG has just blessed the project and asked me to finish it, so I’m getting back to work on it.

I’m finishing a new version of Nxtforum that works as two-headed forum, the classic Nxtforum with minor changes and a new Ardor forum that shares common ground, history and users with Nxtforum while using different sections and layout, under the same back end.

I’m doing this because I am the only administrator left in Nxtforum for both back and front end. And if it has taken longer it is mostly because among others I was operating also the myNXT web wallet, and all the closure process brought a huge workload. Now there’s more available time, and it was also important that the ANG aligned with it.

And of course help and contributions are welcome, this next week we’ll need to do some testing before the final move. Epecially for the new Ardor forum, help with moderation (and anything, basically) will also be good and healthy.

Related news: when the Nxt community migrated from Bitcointalk to its own forum (nxtforum.org), back in 2014.

More info

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  • Exchanges

New listings, and votes to cast. We need to continue to spread the word to exchanges that we want to see ARDR and IGNIS listed.

Lescovex

Last week we heard that Ardor (ARDR) is going to be listed on the new Lescovex exchange. Great job community, this is because of your persistent and determined voting!

We can continue to comment and vote to Lescovex and ask for them to list NXT and IGNIS: You can upvote NXT, and IGNIS daily to tell Lescovex to also list these tokens:

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

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

Lescovex is a new exchange, based in Switzerland, that will go live right after their ICO ends on the 19th of April.

 

Bithumb

Bithumb, a major Korean exchange, is holding a survey including recommendations for coins to add. Korea is an important ARDR market; UpBit currently has the second highest ARDR trading volume, just below Bittrex. Bithumb has announced that they plan to put crypto ATMs throughout South Korea so this would be a good one to get ARDR/IGNIS/NXT listed on.

Let your voice be heard:

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

https://twitter.com/BithumbOfficial/status/974560572451598336

 

Bitbns

You can now buy/sell ARDR using the bitbns exchange: https://bitbns.com/ardor/ Bitbns is an Indian cryptocurrency trading platform. The Bitbns team are “dedicated to offering investors not only a secure, simple and a fair crypto exchange, but also promise to safeguard individual asset and trading information.” Hopefully this leads to ARDR becoming highly traded in the growing Indian market.

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  • Ardor Stickers

Community member, darksidejosh, creator of many delicious and dank memes about NXT, IGNIS and ARDR has announced new stickers are available for purchase!

Ardor stickers. You know what to do…

Convinced the sticker guy to get an ignis design out, and he delivered:

Ignis stickers

Put them on your laptops and windows, your car or your city, show your Ardor pride! > Ardor stickers

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  • Ardor at Heatnodes

This site shows information about ARDR. The following information can be found: