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Nxt News – October 2017 (I): Success is Not Measured by the Position you Have Achieved in Life but by the Obstacles you Have Overcome

October 2017 (I)

Welcome again, fellow Nxters! October is here and that means delicious beers and ciders are just around the corner. In the world of the blockchain, we have much to catch you up on. The fourth round of the IGNIS ICO continues, Jelurida has new plans and more.

As always, we provide comprehensive, yet accessible coverage of the rapidly evolving and growing blockchain world. For our long-time readers we have the latest events; for our new readers, we have the info to make you an expert in no time at all. Sit back and enjoy.

NXT COMMUNITY

NXT AE

NXT IN THE MEDIA

PRICE EVOLUTION

 

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


NXT COMMUNITY

  • IGNIS ICO

The fourth round of the IGNIS ICO is underway. After months of hype, it is now possible to participate in the ICO and buy JLRDA without running a full node client, placing several buy-orders in advance, or having to figure out the most advantageous peer settings and transaction fees in order to buy. For more in-depth analysis of the fifth and final round of the ICO, follow our exclusive ICO reports.

At the time of writing, 44M+ JLRDA are available for 1.05 NXT per token.

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

Source




Live stats from the Nxt Blockchain

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  • Jelurida – Barcelona is next

Riker –

Tuesday – Thursday – team Jelurida in Barcelona at http://www.blockchainsolutionsforum.com/ we’ll have a booth and a speaker slot

Other confirmed Nxters that will attend the event are:
RubenBC (Nxter Magazine), VanBreuk (Nxt Foundation), Travin Keith (Nxt Foundation).

More info

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  • Ardor vs. the Competition

A couple months ago Segfaulsteve began writing a wonderful and detailed account of Ardor and the many advantages it has over the competition. His first post highlighted the technological supremacy Ardor has over Plasma, the next installment talked about the LISK blockchain and the functionality provided by it, and the third compared Ardor against NEM/Mijin/Catapult.

You can find the previous posts here:

The fourth installment of the series is now out. Ardor is compared against IOTA, which made the news last week for purposefully introducing bugs into the codebase in order to punish those who illicitly used their code in their projects. Further down Lior Jaffe wrote about this on his Medium blog.

Ardor vs. the Competition, Pt. 3: IOTA

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  • Lior Yaffe – About Nxt/Ardor

Lior Yaffe, aka Riker, Nxt/Ardor core developer and co-founder of Jelurida, gave on the 1st of October a speech in Tel-Aviv about the blockchain, different consensus algorithms, such as PoS and PoW, and of course, Nxt and Ardor. A lot of people gathered together to listen to Lior’s explanations, as we can see in the following picture.

If you weren’t able to attend, you can still watch Riker’s presentation. You just need to log-in to your Facebook account and click on the following link: https://www.facebook.com/NxtBlockchain/videos/835856146575251

Turn up your speakers to hear this light introduction to the blockchain and Nxt/Ardor.

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  • Blockchain: Making It More Than Just a Trend

Travin Keith, member of Nxt Foundation, will co-host and moderate this Brighttalk.com webinar. Travin does this on behalf of Agavon.

The blockchain has the attention of the world right now, it is a buzzword. But is it just a fad? Many people across the world, especially in America, believe in the impermanence of distributed ledger technologies, citing China’s closure of their BTC exchanges as proof. The grassroots of the blockchain have taken root with many extant opportunities for implementing disruptive change on the horizon.

A panel of experienced blockchain specialists will discuss:

-Viability of Use Cases – Just because a centralized database can be more efficient doesn’t mean it’s the most viable

-Preventing Blockchain from Being Just a Trend – if blockchain isn’t viable as the solution, it shouldn’t be used

-Public vs Private Blockchain Use

-State of the Industry – Understanding that a lot of the platforms and frameworks are in their early stage of development and that support may not be readily available

Presented by
Travin Keith (Agavon), Sergey Ivliev (Lykke), Vlad Dramaliev (aeternity), Makoto Takemiya (Soramitsu)

Source

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NXT AE

  • Janus – Status Update

Hooray, Janus (JNS) has successfully been migrated to the Ardor platform, so once Ardor launches its mainnet (Q4) all Janus tokens will be confirmed. There is still not a definite launch date for Ardor yet. Nonetheless, the transition from JNS tokens being NXT based to ARDR based will be seamless for users.

In Bjorn’s words:

Bjorn: Final message from me for today: Janus tokens are confirmed to be part of the Ardor platform when ARDR goes live. NXT/Ardor developers have not released an exact launch date but you should all have a very easy transition with JNS tokens from NXT to Ardor.

Business site update

Janus’ lead developer, Lobos, updates us:

I am able to report that most of the dev work for our first-to-be-released project has been completed and that we’re mostly down to expanding what the UI can do, load testing and general bug testing/squashing.

Work on our second-to-be-released project is also progressing and now, after the summer break and a few personal crises which cost time and focus, has our full attention.

So even though we’ve been quiet, we’re still working on getting stuff done and making progress.

We understand our investors’ concerns and appreciate their faith in us. We do not intend to disappoint any of you.

Side business: JNSHash Mining

Last week the Janus team posted a video on Youtube…

The subject came as a surprise to most investors and followers, Janus explains:

Introducing: JNSHash Mining

Join the “Janus Token” YouTube Channel

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

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  • Adel – Status Update

Gabriel Dusil spoke about Adel at the Blockchain and Bitcoin Conference in Stockholm last week. The co-founder of Adel spoke about the blockchain incubation that Adel helps execute. The Adel ecosystem is explained in great depth to an eager crowd. The innovation fostered by Adel is great for growth in the blockchain space as they provide the resources to small projects. The diverse assortment of the projects they sponsor and incubate help great ideas get to market.

Gabriel speaks:

Moreover, TheWireMaster wrote this week about Adel.

Follow Adel In Medium

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

 

More info

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  • Bitswift – Status Update

Bitswift is looking for enthusiasts to join their team. The Bitswift.shop is nearing completion and they need people to help the grow.

In their words:

Are you a tech enthusiast in Canada ? Want to make a business doing what you love ? Want to earn a bonus in crypto-currency ? We provide insurance, branding, training, business connections, references, access to distributors, and much more.  If you are interested in joining the Bitswift team get in touch with us.  hello@bitswift.tech

We will equip each rep with access to the shop, discounts for reps will be significant to ensure they can be profitable while re-selling to homes and business customers.

The best part of waking up........... is Bitswift on your cup.
“working on brand packs” The best part of waking up……….. is Bitswift on your cup.

 

Source

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  • DeBuNe – ERC20 Token Swap

The DeBuNe ICO is announced and it will be based in the Ethereum AE.

One of the reasons our community remains small is the fact that many people still are not aware of us or our platforms. We need to raise awareness and Roberto’s ICO in ETH is an opportunity to do so. The Ethereum community is much larger than the Nxt community and DeBuNe will act as a double agent for us. Infiltrating their network and community to sow the awareness of the Nxt / Ardor community. We hope. 🙂

In Roberto Capodieci’s own words:

Guys, you all know my devotion for Nxt since day 1 (or even -1 for that matter). There are MANY reasons why finally the DeBuNe fundraising is in Ethereum and not (again?) in the Nxt AE.

Some are practical:

1) liquidity in ETH is much higher than liquidity in NXT
2) audience in Ethereum is much wider than in Nxt
3) ICOs ARE in Ethereum
4) It is a GOLDEN opportunity to grab attention of the wide Ethereum community and point their attention to Nxt/Ardor

The swap of AE DeBuNe toward ERC20 Ethereum tokens is at 1:1.5
(for each 1 DeBuNe from the Nxt AE you get 1.5 DBN ERC20 tokens).

AE <> Token swap will end the 30 of October 2017!

DeBuNe Pre ICO will start the 1st of November and will sell 1DBN at 0.02ETH (for large quantities).

UPDATE:

Roberto has provided a way for DeBuNe Nxt asset holders to swap directly to his blockchain tokens.

Today he writes:

NOTICE FOR THOSE THAT DON’T WANT TO USE ERC20 / ETHEREUM 

A) Some of you have contacted me asking how to avoid the swap with the ERC20 tokens and swap directly with the DeBuNe blockchain tokens.

B) Some of you simply don’t want to deal with Ethereum. I understand and appreciate this.

I want to clarify that DeBuNe is NOT being implemented with Ethereum.

Case A) I am open to this possibility, and I apologise for not thinking about it beforehand. In this case return the AE token from an Nxt account you will be able to use in the future to send me the DeBuNe blckchain account where I will send the matching DBN.

Case B) For those of you that prefer to skip the ICO in Ethereum, I been suggested to talk with Komodo Platform to run a BTC ICO there. I am absolutely open to this, and I understand this makes many of you happier. I will discuss with Komodo the how to, and if all is ok we will proceed to offer DeBuNe also there. Note that in this 3 years I have delivered several working Blockchain projects. I have made a good estimate that for a successful phase 1 of DeBuNe we will need at least USD2M for initial work and bounties.

(…)

Please let me know if you need more clarifications and have more suggestions, I will be happy to do my best to make it right to everyone.

R

HOW TO CLAIM YOUR ERC20 DeBuNe tokens

Roberto writes:

First, take note of the addresses of the AE and the ERC20 token:
ERC20 Token: 0x570295aeC9b7196300885eC594049c1C50fEB09c

Account: NXT-GQ27-DD53-YM6K-ER6HK
DeBuNe Asset Id: 6926770479287491943

Send your DeBuNe assets to NXT-GQ27-DD53-YM6K-ER6HK adding in a message (either public or encrypted) the Ethereum wallet where you want to receive the ERC20 token.

Requests will be collected until the end of the month of October 2017, and the ERC20 tokens will be sent only after the ICO is started. Swap requests received after the end of October MAY not be fulfilled.

 

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NXT IN THE MEDIA

  • Lior Yaffe in Medium – More about Scheduled Transactions and Controllable Currency

Riker wrote about the lessons he and Jelurida learned from the early round of the IGNIS ICO. Important lessons were learned, highlighted below:

Lessons learned

  1. If the demand for your token is higher than the supply, rest assured someone will try to buy it before anyone else.
  2. If your token can be freely traded, your price levels has no meaning since users can trade it for a better price between themselves.

The NXT Blockchain has an elegant solution for these two problems

Source

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  • Lior Yaffe in Medium  – IOTA’s Copy Protection VS the NXT JPL

Once upon a time, before Lior joined the Nxt team, faulty code was written into the Nxt codebase. The reasoning behind doing this was to spur bounty hunters to spend their resources analyzing the code, find the purposeful bugs, and hopefully, find actual ones as well. The existence of the “3 flaws” were publicly announced and kicked off a bug-hunt that lasted almost 3 months.

Now we heard of IOTA doing the same thing in their code, as a copy protection mechanism but without announcing it publicly beforehand. Jelurida’s solution to open source vs having copycat clone issues is the terms written in the NXT JPL. TL;DR: Any non-commercial usage of the Nxt codebase needs to reimburse the community with 10% of the total tokens created. This way the members of the community are financially rewarded for the dilution of the ecosystem.

Source

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  • Lior Yaffe in Medium – POS vs POW Revisited

Nxt / Ardor / Ignis are PoS (Proof-of-Stake) based. This system is much better when it comes to energy consumption as hashes are not created and immediately thrown away in PoW (Proof-of-Work) based systems like Ethereum and Bitcoin. The consensus comes from the community and there is no need for “mining” hashes that come up with 30 or 40 zeros like in Bitcoin. Lior writes about some of the misinformation about this debate.

Few weeks ago I published https://medium.com/@lyaffe/nxt-proof-of-stake-theory-vs-practice-e895ac8cb5bf where I explained why the simple proof of stake algorithm used by NXT is practically secure. Still I didn’t claim it is more secure than Bitcoin’s and Ethereum’s proof of work. Now I do.

…try to close a proof of stake network like NXT. You close it in China, it will take users an hour to setup all nodes again in Hong Kong. There is no centralized lucrative target you can attack.

 

Source

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  • Investing – NXT and Ardor: The Future of Cryptocurrencies

Investing.com wrote about the future of cryptocurrencies and how it lies in the creation of better blockchains that allow better features while maintaining the main benefits of confidentiality, security, and decentralization. One of the pioneers in this new shift is Jelurida, the creator of NXT and Ardor.

They wrote:

This is where Jelurida comes in – the NXT Blockchain – their flagship product, is a lot more energy efficient than both Ethereum and Bitcoin. It is also a lot more stable than the two.

Ethereum has been subject to multiple severe security breaches that have wiped out investor’s savings. NXT has been operational since 2013, and there has been no security incidents since then. Furthermore, the blockchain is a lot more stable despite the lower capitalization. This success can be attributed to the technical team that has repeatedly been testing the blockchain to ensure that the source code is continually updated…

Source

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  • Vachev – “NXT алтернативата на Bitcoin и Ethereum”

An interesting Bulgarian language article about cryptocurrencies, highlighting the main components of the major players in the blockchain space – including Nxt / Ardor.

Source

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  • Btc38 – Ardor Challenges the Future

Chinese language article from China exchange btc38 about Ardor. Lior Yaffe recently returned from China after headlining a Meetup in Shanghai.

Riker: Article about Ardor on btc38 http://www.btc38.com/news/2017/9/15509.html – sitting next to me on the sofa is the co-founder of Binance. On the 2nd photo you see Duke from http://www.chainshome.com/ who was my host in Beijing. If someone wants to translate.

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riker – Binance said that they will look into adding Ardor once it is running on mainnet and open source. It will still require to join a voting campaign on their web site and get to one of the top spots.

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  • Chinese Nxter Magazine – update

Speaking of China… Last week we soft-launched the Chinese Nxter.org. Lots of work to do still, but for starters, here’s some key articles about the Nxt (and soon IGNIS) features:

Nxt PoS

Nxt Transparent Forging

Alias System

Arbitrary Messages

Marketplace

Asset Exchange

Asset Exchange Tutorial

Monetary System

Proof of Existence

Voting

Shuffling:

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

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

https://www.nxter.org/zh-hans/blockchain-app-coinmix/

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  • Due – 101 Top Blockchain Companies

Ardor is recognized as one of the top blockchain companies…

Ardor is the next generation blockchain-as-a-service platform. It has been built on the successful Nxt technology and is designed with unlimited scalability, safe smart contracts, and customizable child chains. These features are designed to increase business profits, efficiency, and security.

Source

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PRICE EVOLUTION

  • TradingView – Ardor a Truly Bullish Graph

Ardor builds up a huge Shoulder-head-shoulder pattern in its graph. But this bearish pattern did not result in a further sell-off. Instead, Ardor had a bounce on the neckline and then it did fell through a little, when it fell through price reached a new low, but the RSI-indicator did not, it made a higher low, this bullish pattern is known as Bullish divergence. From that moment on both price and RSI have formed an ascending triangle. Another bullish pattern. Yesterday Ardor left both triangles (as to be expected) on the upside and perfectly reached the target that the triangle gave us (see both green vertical arrows). Trading plan: either wait for Ardor to backtest the neckline or to overcome the first target (green arrow), next target would be the top of the right shoulder (around 0.00006), but there probably is a whole lot more potential!

Source

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  • TradingView – Ardor Breakout Big Release

Ardor has had huge volume pour in, this is most likely due to their mainnet release in November. I expect the mass to start buying more closer toward next month. It’s scheduled to release Q4 of this year two weeks after Ignis ICO 0.00% ends on Nov. 4th. Enjoy the ride, my friends.

Source

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  • TradingView – NXT Trading Opportunity

The price is going to move above the cloud. It will be a trend reversal signal. We should buy above 0.067000 level with stop orders below the support zone. It’s 0.054000 level. Profit target is 0.100000 resistance level and the part of long positions can be left for the long run. In order to get an additional confirmation of further upward movement, it’s better to wait for ADX line above 20 level.

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  • TradingView – NXT/USDT Poloniex Will be Going Up Soon. Look at this 4 Day TF

Sep 24 … You see how low the LSMA is inside the indicator? This may be your last chance to get in on this at or near the bottom. Just saying… Sep 25 Comment: Remember, THESE ARE 4 DAY CANDLES. Don’t freak out if it hasn’t moved yet until several days.

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  • Steemit – Ardor Buy Alert

With a current Market Capital of approx. $208m and Ranked No.35 in the #CryptoCurrency Market, #Ardor has seen an explosive growth these last 5 months.

We maintain a BULLISH recommendation on #Ardor and will continue to monitor the #technicalanalysis over the next few weeks/months.

Source

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  • Weekly NXT/ARDR Price Evolution

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

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

Live stats from the Nxt Blockchain Asset Exchange:

 

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And that is all for this week, Nxters. Stay tuned next week for more up-to-date coverage on the final round of the IGNIS ICO, the launch of Ardor, ongoing projects, and much more. For those who cannot wait a week to learn more, visit our site. We will explain in more detail about Jelurida, Ignis, Ardor, and everything else that is pertinent to this great ICO.

Follow us on Twitter for important breaking updates during the week as they happen. Stay tuned and stay informed, dear readers. See you back here next week!

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Nxt News – September 2017 (IV): A New Day Brings New Strength and New Thoughts

September 2017 (IV)

Welcome again, fellow Nxters! Fall is here and that means pumpkin spice flavored foods are back in the US – and for the rest of us it is another chance to catch you up on the news from the last week of summer. The IGNIS ICO started Round 4, we got more news from China, big news from Adel and much more awaits down below.

As always, our newsletter is aimed at being accessible to new readers while providing important and cutting-edge info for our power-readers who are already experts in the blockchain space. We welcome everyone and thank you for taking time to read and learn with us!

NXT COMMUNITY

NXT AE

NXT IN THE MEDIA

PRICE EVOLUTION

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


NXT COMMUNITY

  • IGNIS ICO

The IGNIS ICO is well into its second month now.

3 batches of JLRDA tokens have all sold out. Round 4 started last week and will be extended until Oct 21 due to the market conditions. Round 4 consists of 4 offers of 25 M JLRDA each, priced at 1 JLRDA for 1.05 NXT, released according to the following time schedule:

Sat, Sep 23rd between 06:45 – 07:15 UTC
Sat, Sep 30th between 06:45 – 07:15 UTC
Sat, Oct 7th between 06:45 – 07:15 UTC
Sat, Oct 14th between 06:45 – 07:15 UTC

The days of whales gobbling up entire batches is gone. Anyone who wishes to participate in the ICO and invest in the future of Nxt, IGNIS and the Ardor platform can now do so. For 1 JLRDA token, the participants in the ICO will receive 1 IGNIS coin at the time of the Ardor Genesis Snapshot.

Riker says:

Only buy JLRDA tokens using the “IGNIS Token Sale” link at the header of the official NXT wallet. At this time you may use the Jelurida node https://nxt.jelurida.com/index.html or a lightweight or mobile node in order to purchase. Your passphrase is never submitted to the remote node.

For more in-depth analysis and coverage of the on-going ICO, please follow our exclusive ICO reports that provide excellent coverage and analysis of the ICO.

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  • Chinese Community

China is probably the largest consumer of blockchain tech in the world at this moment. We welcome our Chinese community readers and we aim to put forth more Chinese language content in the near future on our new Chinese section of Nxter.org.

Over the last two weeks Lior Yaffe, Riker, one of the co-founders of Jelurida and core developer of Nxt and Ardor was in China attending several meetups. His presence was well received and his presentations were well attended. There is much interest in what Nxt / Ardor / Ignis is doing in the blockchain space and we are happy to be welcoming of all of our brothers and sisters in the global community.

Baijing meetup yesterday with 40 attendees
Beijing meetup with 40 attendees

Riker: Back home after a wonderful week in China dedicated to the promotion of Nxt and Ardor. Met many interesting businesses and crypto enthusiasts and shared the vision of Nxt and Ardor. It was wonderful to meet with more and more people who know and believe in our technology. We will start releasing short videos as soon as they are reviewed and ready.

  • China Video Diary #1

Riker documents his Chinese adventure

Jelurida 公司高级开发人员Lior Yaffe 的中国之行。 🙂

  • China Video Diary #2  

Updates from beautiful Shanghai

  • China Shanghai Meetup

The Ardor Shanghai Meetup

Learn more about Lior’s days in China from his latest blog posts on his Medium blog.

  • Nxter Magazine enables Chinese section

Twitter user @xfyydfz (a.k.a. fz1128 on Nxtchat.Slack) recently translated and published parts of our Nxter Newsletters as well as other Nxt / Ardor related news on btc38. fz1128 has translated some of the most important key content on Nxter.org as well, and so, we can re-launch the Chinese Nxter Magazine together.

Please inquire in the nxtchat.slack if you want to help us built the site with original content and Chinese translations, we are in need of talented and dedicated members of the Nxt and Ardor community. Also, please spread the articles, videos, tutorials, there is plenty of information about the Nxt tech and ecosystem already, which is now available to the public in Chinese again.

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  • The Chinese Ban – withdraw to a wallet

Speaking of Btc38…

The Chinese government caused Bitcoin’s value to dip when they declared ICO’s illegal early this month, and here comes the next blow – last week Chinese authorities ordered all Beijing-based cryptocurrency exchanges to announce a stop to new user registrations and make clear to their current users that they will stop all cryptocurrency trading. In addition, Reuters and other media have reported that the Chinese government plans to shut down the exchanges.

And so, on Sep 20th, 21:58:20, BTC38.com, the largest CNY < > NXT exchange,  wrote:

Please bring your digital assets to your personal wallet or another exchange before September 28th. All sale of currencies is expected to stop around October 31st.

fz1128 writes:

I will make sure that NXT holders use the NXT Wallet.

This is btc38 cold wallet, not much NXT anymore

We have NXT QQ group, Travin Keith is also inside, QQ group contains most of the btc38 NXT holders.

Whether the government crackdown on exchanges is temporary or another step in their war against crypto is yet to be seen. “A broader clampdown will likely include blocking mainland access to websites of foreign Bitcoin exchanges such as Coinbase in the US and Bitfinex in Hong Kong”, Wall Street Journal writes. And going after Bitcoin miners next, we could add. Nearly 70 percent of all new Bitcoins are being mined by Chinese mining pools.

But let’s see. It’ll be a tough task to stop a global decentralized p2p network like Bitcoin’s, or Nxt’s and Ardor’s for that matter, with their integrated decentralized coin- and asset exchanges, Ardor allows trading between its child chains, even with fiat-pegged chains, shuffling of coins, assets and ICO tokens for privacy, and both systems need only a passphrase, and your funds are safe and secure. No digital trace on the device. Transactions can even be signed offline.

According to Leon Liu, CEO and co-founder of BitKan, Chinese traders already trade OTC in numbers: “You use WeChat, you meet someone, you chat, you buy and sell, you transfer money, nobody knows why you transferred the money,” he said at a Bitcoin conference in Beijing, Wednesday, according to The Wallstreet Journal. “This is everywhere now.”

TechCrunch writes: “China is no longer the dominant bitcoin trader it once was. A series of government bans — most recently a four-month trading freeze due to security concerns — have seen its share of global trading drop from more than 90 percent in previous years to just over 10 percent today. Markets like Japan, Korea and the U.S. have emerged to account for the lion’s share of global trading volumes, so the impact of this China ban is not as severe as it initially may seem”.

Maybe this is why coinmarketcap sees green.

Source

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  • Telegram – Ardor Chinese Group

See title; hooray for growth and community inclusion!

But WeChat? NXT QQ?

WeChat, along with Tencent’s QQ service, has to adhere to Chinese government rules. That includes censoring sensitive topics, filtering images, deleting private and public accounts without user consent and storing information sent via its platforms for at least six months on its servers. Chinese authorities said on September 7 that, starting next month, creators of online groups are responsible for the behavior of members. 

With administrators personally liable for what is said on groups they run, users of Bitcoin exchanges BTC38, OKCoin, Huobi and BTCChina are migrating to services beyond the Chinese government’s reach to discuss everything from how to transfer their digital tokens overseas to more effective ways to protect privacy and initial coin offerings.

While Telegram is officially blocked in China, users can access the service through virtual private networks. As a foreign encrypted platform, it is somewhat beyond the grasp of the country’s authorities. 

Source

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  • Telegram – How Many Telegram Groups Reference Nxt / Ardor?

With the recent addition of the Chinese Telegram account, we decided to compile a list of all the accounts that directly refer to Nxt.

Here is our (non-exhaustive) list:

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NXT AE

  • Adel – Status Update

Adel had another busy week. Another Adel interview between Simon White and Gabriel Dusil about the structure of Adel and their new Crypto Financing Platform and plans for the future investment token – ADS.

In their own words:

Co-Founder of Adel, Gabriel Dusil spoke to Community member, Simon White. Topics included the legal structure of Adel, the new Crypto Financing Platform () recently announced for incubation, the use of the ADL coin, and plans for the ADS token. We also discuss our I2 (Idea Incubation), P2 (Project Planning), and E2 (Enterprise Execution) workflow.

 

More video interviews about Adel:

1Sep 13 – Netherlands – Adel Interview with Yves Sinkgraven
Sep 18 – Tallinn – Adel Interview with Simon White

Adel in the Media:

cryptocoinupdates.com
the-blockchain.com
https://steemit.com/adel/@adelecosystem/blockchain-incubation-to-employment
https://steemit.com/adel/@adelecosystem/from-blockchain-innovation-to-ownership

Support the Adel community by taking a few seconds out of your day to visit their Reddit page and upvote all our past announcements: https://www.reddit.com/r/Adel/

Upcoming Events

Gabriel will be speaking at the ICO Event in London, on October 11th and Adel also has a speaker slot at the Cryptocurrency World Expo from December 1-2 2017, in Warsaw, Poland.

Follow Adel In Medium

 

More info

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  • Bitswift – Status Update

Bitswift is looking for developers to integrate their FreshBooks API into the Ardor child chain API when it is ready. More information about these development opportunities is below:

Hey everyone, we are looking for developers who can help us link freshbooks api into our Ardor child chain api (when its ready).  If you are interested please check out: https://www.freshbooks.com/developers.  If you think this is something you can work with please send me a PM.

Also we have received a letter from the society worldwide interbank and telecommunications asking us to extend their deadline for filing their reply relating to our trademark.  We have denied any extensions on their part, we are done with waiting.  They now have a deadline of October 21st to file a reply.  We will continue to update you on this matter as we feel it impacts everyone involved who may participating within the Bitswift ecosystem.

Also a reminder that October 14th is the cut off date for any old tokens to be swapped into the new chain.  We estimate approx 400,000 tokens will not be claimed, as such a portion of them will be eliminated from the supply, the other portion put to use further developing the Bitswift ecosystem in a transparent manner

bitswiftbro: If you do Facebook, please like and share

 

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  • Janus – Status Update

Things on Moneypot.com are a bit messy due to the implementation of the new API version | ICO . It´s plan to integrate BetterBets.io on this multi-coin bankroll version. @lobos will let you guys know about that

Just the same gentle reminder to withdraw any ETC you may have on ETCBets as betting is no longer permitted on the site.

Withdraw your balance from ETCBets!

 

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NXT IN THE MEDIA

  • VentureBeat – Ardor Could Fix Key Blockchain Weaknesses – If It Can Get its Message Out

VentureBeat wrote a feature piece on Ardor and the many solutions it solves in the blockchain space – and how it will not be able to do this if word of Ardor DOES NOT GET OUT.

Ardor operates on a Blockchain-as-a-Service (BaaS) model, supporting many use cases out of the box and makes it easy for anyone to get into the blockchain space, while also allowing developers to build their own solutions on top of it.

Ardor is also a platform well suited for running ICOs — anyone is able to create a new currency and issue an ICO in a few minutes, making it a more accessible alternative to Ethereum. Ardor’s main innovation however, and the reason I wanted to take a closer look at the technology, is its new approach to fixing the problem of blockchain scalability and bloat.

Ardor is the main chain, or parent chain. It’s a small, lightweight chain whose main job is to ensure the security of the whole network. All the features, both the existing ones from NXT, which will all be retained, and new ones, will run on the child chains, along with data and transactions that don’t affect security.

The first child chain on Ardor is Ignis. It’s being built by Jelurida itself and is in the middle of an ICO. While Ignis is an open, permissionless blockchain that anyone can use freely, Jelurida’s business model is selling software licenses and consulting services to corporations who want to build their own permissioned child chains.

Source

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  • Techworm.net – Is Nxt The Blockchain Company That Could Solve The Democratic Fatigue Syndrome?

Techworm.net wrote about the robust nature of the Nxt voting system and how it can easily be adopted by businesses and institutions for immutable and immediately secure online voting.

The decentralized nature of blockchain technology provides a potential solution to the voting problems described. Using blockchain as a system of voting can be adopted for the use of private businesses and other institutions as well. With the Nxt blockchain, voting is time-saving, paperless, immutable, immediate, and highly secure. It can even be done with a mobile application! Imagine being able to securely and safely vote in the next election from the comfort of your home!

Nxt, the Blockchain App

NXT is the most trustworthy solution offered today, as this blockchain tries to relieve the frustration we experience when voting, due to the inefficient system currently in place.

Source

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  • Pwc.fr – Du concept de la Blockchain à ses Applications Concrètes

French language piece about the blockchain space and how Nxt based platforms are particularly appealing.

ARDOR, annoncée pour 2017, prétend également supporter un volume important de transactions (7). Cependant le design de cette blockchain n’a pas encore été révélé.

Source

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  • Financemagnates – Community-Based Project Funding Platform Adel Joins Ardor Ecosystem

An update on Adel’s migration to the Ardor Ecosystem, from the Managing Director of Jelurida.

 

“After BitSwift last month, today we are very excited that Adel decided to join the growing Ardor ecosystem and we are confident that Ardor can provide a solid foundation for Adel’s projects and vision,” added Kristina Kalcheva, Managing Director of Jelurida. “Both Adel and Jelurida share the same goals of disruption and transformation within traditional industries and look forward to supporting each other.”

Source

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  • Is the Blockchain Going to Kill Most Middleware Solutions?

A hypothetical piece about the tremendous disruptive potential the blockchain.

 

Source

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  • The Wiring – NXT vs Ardor: Investor Perspective

TheWireMaster, an active member of the Nxt community, and admin at NxtFolks, as well as the composer of the heartfelt Ardor Love song, recently published an article titled “NXT vs Ardor: investor perspective” at TheWiring.com. The article explains, from an investor viewpoint, the values and solutions provided by Jelurida and how many more solutions are provided by when it comes to adding value to its decentralized ledger technologies Nxt and Ardor.

Source

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  • MrCluster87 – Ardor 2.0.3e Blockchain Platform Tutorial

Here is a helpful tutorial for those who are new, or who have forgotten, about how to use the upcoming Ardor client (currently on testnet). The video walks you through the functionality of Ardor and is similar to the Nxt client in many ways.

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PRICE EVOLUTION

  • TradingView – Bounce off the Ichimoku Cloud – NXT / Tether USD (POLONIEX: NXT/USDT)

Bounce off the cloud Buy: 0.080000 Stop-Loss: 0.037000 Take-Profit: 0.130000 / 0.180000

Source

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  • TradingView – LONG NXT Buy Signal

The price is in a good zone for buying. We have a price reversal from 0.060000 support level which was confirmed by RSI . MACD histogram confirms upward movement. We can place pending orders for buy at 0.080000 level. Stop orders must be placed below the local swing low and the support zone. It’s 0.037000 level. Profit targets are 0.130000 and 0.180000 levels. The small part of long positions can be left for the long run. Trade recommendations on Hacked.com: https://goo.gl/4K6zWv My Trading Signals for Cryptomarkets: https://t.me/dlavrov_tch Professional Cryptocurrency Trading Platform: https://goo.gl/CZJJTS Get a bonus! Broker for Cryptotrading: https://goo.gl/ErKn

Source

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  • TradingView – ARDR/BTC

The daily RSI , Rising Volume, Just made a good dip for a low buy, Long-term hold, a lot of recent hype, going o next fib lvl 0.00% , might retrace again to lowest support before taking-off, be ready with tight stop/loss and rebuy at lowest support

Source

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  • Finanzen.net –  US Dollar-NXT

Source

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  • Weekly NXT/ARDR Price Evolution

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

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

Live stats from the Nxt Blockchain Asset Exchange:

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And that is all for this week, Nxters. Thank you.

Stay tuned next week for more up-to-date coverage of the Fourth Round of the IGNIS ICO, the launch of Ardor, ongoing projects, and much more. For those who cannot wait a week to learn more, visit our site. We will explain in more detail about Jelurida, Ignis, Ardor, and everything else that is pertinent to this great 100% PoS blockchain ecosystem.

Follow us on Twitter for important breaking updates during the week as they happen. Stay tuned and stay informed, dear readers. See you back here next week!

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

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Nxt News – September 2017 (III): The Best Preparation for Tomorrow is Doing Your Best Today

September 2017 (III)

Welcome again, fellow Nxters! Fall is now here and we have the major news of last week. The IGNIS ICO will soon go into the Fourth Round, Riker visits China, and much more. You are in the right place for comprehensive coverage of all things Nxt / Ardor / Ignis.

Whether you are a long time reader or a new one, we here at Nxter have news for you. All the highlights of the last week in the exploding blockchain space are covered here. We aim to keep you informed and up-to-date, dear readers. Lean back and absorb all of our hard work as we present you the news of last week.

NXT COMMUNITY

NXT AE

DEVELOPMENT

NXT IN THE MEDIA

PRICE EVOLUTION

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


NXT COMMUNITY

  • IGNIS ICO

The IGNIS ICO third round ended last week. All 100 M tokens were purchased. This demonstrates the continued popularity and interest of the ICO and Jelurida thanked all who participated. The fourth round starts this week on September 23rd.

For more in-depth analysis and coverage of the on-going ICO, please follow our exclusive ICO reports that provide excellent coverage and analysis of the ICO.

PR about ICO Promotion

Bounty Portals - Ignis Crowdsale Review
CryptoRated - Top Platforms for Launching an ICO

Source

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  • Token ICOs - Learnings from the Ignis ICO

Riker speaks about Nxt, Ardor and the IGNIS ICO in this informative video, recorded @ the BigchainDB meetup in Berlin.

  • Nxt
  • Smart transactions
  • Proof-of-Stake vs Proof-of-Work
  • NRS Showcase
  • Common problems: Blockchain bloat
  • Common problems: Dual Usage of tokens
  • Problems solved: Introducing the Ardor Platform
  • Ardor Showcase
  • Jelurida's Roadmap - launch, prunability, subnets, etc
  • IGNIS Crowdsale on the blockchain
  • Questions from the audience - AMA

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  • Ardor.World - Nxt Ardor Services

Sergei Chumak has made this interesting webpage as well as a new Telegram bot.

Sergei Chumak:
With this bot you can:- check rates (Nxt, Ardor, Adel)
- check rates (Nxt, Ardor, Adel)
- check balance of your Nxt-account
- subscribe to notifications of receipt of coins and messages to your Nxt-account
- find answers to frequently asked questions of the Nxt-community

Go to https://telegram.me/ardor_world_bot , click start.

So you can press the buttons underneath. Now only available as PM to Ardor World bot. Not in groups yet like the tipper bot nxtswe made for slack.

I added a link to the zip archive of the Nxt blockchain on the site.
https://www.ardor.world/nxt_blockchain/

Source

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  • Ardor vs. the Competition: NEM

A new article in the "Ardor vs. the Competition" article series has been published.

Lisk was the first of this amazing series, now NEM/ Mijin / Catapult is the feature in the second installment by Segsfaultsteve.

Segfaultsteve introduced the series as such:

I recently decided to start a series of posts that compare and contrast Ardor with other blockchain projects that appear to have similar goals or features.

Ardor vs. the Competition, Pt. 2: NEM/Mijin/Catapult

Daegalus - NEM fan

This is a fantastic write-up. Ardor and NEM are two of my favorite coins and I commend the writer for being so neutral and fair.

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  • Chinese Community - Riker is here 

Riker arrived in China to spread news of Ardor to the Chinese public. China is the largest market in the world for blockchain transactions and news. His hosts were very excited to meet him!

Learn more about Lior's days in China from his latest blog posts.

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  • Crypto Woman - Let's Build a Blockchain Together!

Elizabeth, aka CryptoWoman (aka QBTC), was an early contributor in the Nxt community and among the co-founders of Nxt Foundation. In this video, she talks about one of the many uses of the blockchain.

She writes:

I've been excited about the possibilities of the NXT blockchain since 2013!

In November the NXT technology is expanding possibilities with the launch of ARDR. Businesses will be able to either clone NXT or build their own childchain on ARDR. And it's easy! I'm going to show you how. I'm going to build a blockchain and record the whole process and blog about it and talk about it here.

I invite you to join me and the NXT community as we demonstrate how powerful the NXT and ARDR platforms are and how easy they are to set up and use.

Follow me here, on Twitter @TheCryptoWoman or blockchained.business to watch this blockchain develop.

  • Preparing to Build My Blockchain

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  • Meetup in Zurich

Travin Keith announces:

We will be having a casual Nxt/Ardor/Ignis meetup at Sips Pub (Schaffhauserstrasse 380) in Zurich this Friday at 17:00.

If you can come, let me know so we can reserve a big enough table!

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  • Jelurida will Attend "Blockchain Solutions Forum" in Barcelona

Jelurida announced that they will attend the three-day forum in Barcelona.

Other confirmed Nxters that will attend the event are:
RubenBC (Nxter Magazine), VanBreuk (Nxt Foundation), Travin Keith (Nxt Foundation).

Throughout the three-day conference we will give the stage to some pioneering blockchain projects from all over the world. The common thread is that all the presenting companies and persons have decided to raise working capital by launching a token crowd sale (also know as an ICO or ITO). The aim of this session is to gain a deeper understanding of what type of applications are coming on the market, as well as give investors more information about crypto investment opportunities.

Introduced by: Roelof KramerDirector, BECON (Netherlands).

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NXT AE

  • Adel - Status Update

Adel will attend new more conferences and has announced their first official project for incubation; a Crypto Financing Platform.

They write:

Adel is proud to announce the first official project for incubation, called the Crypto Financing Platform.

This will be a Fintech project that will run on the Ethereum Blockchain, utilizing smart contracts. This project has been created by the Adel R&D team, and will be shortly released for idea incubation to the community.

The project aims to offer a blockchain-based application that can provide liquidity to investors and returns for passive holders, in the form of cryptocurrency loans with other cryptocurrencies as collateral.

http://www.ifin.io/

Upcoming Events

Adel will be speaking at the ICO Event in London, on 11th October

Adel also has a speaker slot at the Cryptocurrency World Expo from 1-2 of December 2017, in Warsaw, Poland.

Follow Adel In Medium

 

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  • Bitswift - Status Update

Bitswift updates us:

We finally received credentials to the LG Global Service Front System (LGs partner portal). This means we will be able to sell LG products that require LG authorization on Bitswift.shop, as well as our reps will be able to support LG products and deal with LG warranty matters.  Life is Good.

For the newbs:

Bitswift is an open digital economic ecosystem comprising of community and companies collectively working together, enriching lives through technology.  Bitswift provides a live public road map that allows community transparency and also allow community members to vote on products and features they would like to see in the Bitswift ecosystem. For those interested, business progress and ideas can be found here: https://trello.com/b/7vrDKOSn/bitswift-roadmap

  • Our primary focus at this time is the Bitswift.shop and preparing the brand packs that will be used for onboarding new reps across Canada.

  • We are still looking for developers who are experienced with the Nxt / Ardor API, PM me if you are interested.  Thank you.

September Client Newsletter: http://pr-cdn.oneaffiniti.com/campaign/123865/html/201709-Lenovo-EBG-CA-Bitswift-Technology-Solutions-20170912-123865.html

 

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  • Janus - Status Update

bjorn_bb:

Right around the end of October/November will be an appropriate time I feel for some blogging again. Things should be in position by that point so the information is clear and public on our current development. Ideally the shift to Ardor will come around the time our work for the year-end delivers. If Ardor isn't ready then we can launch then transition.

Withdraw your balance from ETCBets!

 

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  • Blockchainzoo - The New DeBuNe?

We have been waiting for some time for news of Roberto Capodieci and his asset DeBuNe. The last thing we knew was that DeBuNe needed a rebrand and Roberto was preparing the legal issues associated with an ICO; in which DeBuNe's tokens will have a role. Finally, we have fresh news to announce.

 

Roberto has confirmed his attendance and will be one of the highlights at the next blockchain event organized in Bali on October 27along with other personalities of the blockchain industry.

Learn more about Roberto and DeBuNe here:

DeBuNe – a Decentralised Business Network on the move
DeBuNe - News and Upcoming ICO

More info

 

 

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DEVELOPMENT

  • Monopoly Game Powered by Nxt

In a testament to the creative nature of the Nxt community, a Monopoly app is being built on top of Nxt.

btc2nxt, an early Nxt community member, writes:

There are some computer games using crypto-currencies, like Cryptokingdom, Vox, Augur and so on. Huntercoin is a game on blockchain launched in 2014 based on bitcoin source code. Cutting edge of the Huntercoin is human mining.

In this introduction, I will introduce Monopoly like game powered by Nxt chain. Nearly all coins will be distributed by FSM which is similar to AT (automated machine), after players jump to the location of the coins in next block, they will share the coins. There are lands in the game too, so players can buy lands to build hotel, restaurants, healthy club and weapon factory, which can be traded in asset market in the game also.

Features: Total supply: 1 000 000 000 Premine: 4% (for forge use and marketing) Block time: 1 minute Distribution per block: 600 (100 to dev and marketing) Map: 100*100 Lands: 68 (30 for hotels, 30 restaurants, 1 health club, 1 martial art center, 1 weapon factory¡­) Role of player: jumper (collect coins), boss (owner of hotels), worker (build hotels and so on)

Join the Thread

Github

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NXT IN THE MEDIA

  • Lior Yaffe in Medium - China Update #1 

Follow Riker and his adventure in China as he attends the Meetup.

He writes:

After a short rest, we went to a meetup which was organized by the Australian chamber of commerce (I think) to introduce blockchain startups. Again there was lot’s of good vibes (in spite of the news). Nobody jumped from the roof, everybody talked about their future plan including one Chinese developer who now needs to return 50M$ worth of tokens.

As an added bonus, the team somehow arranged me 5 minutes speech in front of the crowd, in which I pitched NXT and Ardor like there is no tomorrow.

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  • Lior Yaffe in Medium -  China Update #2

The second update on his week in China.

Rainy day in Shanghai

Another busy day in Shanghai, had several meetings, made several useful connections and discovered interesting leads. Some information is bit sensitive so I won’t discuss in detail in this forum. I would only say that the Chinese are already thinking about the day after the exchanges would close and preparing accordingly.

Thanks again to Lege and Ziggy who had the dubious pleasure to follow me around in the rain and traffic jams and for anyone else who was involved in scheduling the meetings.

Source

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  • Lior Yaffe in Medium -  China Update #3

Saturday, started the day, with a long filmed interview with Ding about NXT, Ardor and life in general, this interview will be part of the documentary film prepared by the team. We then had the NXT Shanghai meetup.

Today, after eating a Peking Duck, headed to the Beijing meetup, in a great location with 30–40 attendees.

Source

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  • Donau Universität Krems - Center for Applied Game Studies - and Blockchain Cooperation with Jelurida (Nxt/Ardor) and Synereo (AMPS)

Alexander Pfeiffer, DUK, wrote about their upcoming blockchain cooperation with Jelurida and Synereo:

Doing my research for several month I switched all my developing plans first from Ethereum to Ethereum Classic and finally decided several weeks ago to fully go on Nxt and later Ardor for my plans regarding setting up new ecosystems

I am sure at this point that Ardor will have the same impact on the blockchain as WordPress had for the internet and blogging.

Source

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  • CryptoCoinUpdates - The NXT Blockchain Will Change How We Vote, Transfer Money, and More

Piece by CryptoCoinUpdates on the importance of the NXT blockchain and especially focusing on the importance of the functionality and versatility value:

New Voting Mechanism For A More Honest Future

Nxt has developed a voting mechanism that can transform voting systems all across the world, so that we no longer need to deal with political corruption and inaccurate results. The decentralized nature of blockchain technology provides a potential solution to common voting problems, such as double voting or people’s inability to make it to the polls on election day.

BNP Paribas’s Private Blockchain

BNP Paribas is also experimenting with a private blockchain based on Nxt. In a world that boasts a global economy, there are still many burdens that limit one’s ability to send money or make a purchase from across the world. BNP Paribas utilizes the Nxt technology to develop a blockchain that will ease these burdens among BNP customers, deemed by the company as a “cash without borders project.”

“I truly believe that blockchain technology has the potential to change the world for the better,” said Lior Yaffe, Cofounder and Senior Developer of Jelurida, “The Nxt voting feature, as well as BNP’s adoption of Nxt technology, are just the first steps of many in order to achieve this goal.”

Source

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  • Financemagnates - BNP Paribas and Accenture Spain Test Nxt Blockchain Technology

BNP Paribas is adopting a private Nxt based architecture.

BNP Paribas is also experimenting with a private blockchain based on Nxt, to reduce the limits on one’s ability to send money or make a purchase from across the world. BNP Paribas utilizes Nxt technology to develop a blockchain that will ease burdens among BNP customers, described by the company as a “cash without borders project.

Source

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PRICE EVOLUTION

  • TradingView - NXT

https://www.tradingview.com/chart/NXTUSDT/wfu9Rwn2-NXTUSDT-150-Profit/

NXTUSDT +150% Profit — trading idea and price prediction for NXT / Tether USD (POLONIEX:NXTUSDT) from trader Leniex (2017-09-18).

https://www.tradingview.com/chart/NXTUSDT/aQAiLWy7-NXTUSDT-64-target-profit

NXTUSDT 64% target profit — trading idea and price prediction for NXT / Tether USD (POLONIEX:NXTUSDT) from trader DianKemala (2017-09-18).

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  • TradingView - Long ARDR rock bottom

Ardor has bottomed out, buyers should take control now as the network is preparing for launch and awareness is rising. TP1: 4200 TP2: 5200-6000 TP3: 12000-20000

Source

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  • Weekly NXT/ARDR Price Evolution

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

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

Live stats from the Nxt Blockchain Asset Exchange:

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And that is all for this week, Nxters.

Stay tuned next week for more up-to-date coverage on the IGNIS ICO, the launch of Ardor, ongoing projects, and much more. For those who cannot wait a week to learn more, visit our site. We will explain in more detail about Jelurida, Ignis, Ardor, and everything else that is pertinent to this great ICO.

Follow us on Twitter for important breaking updates during the week as they happen. Stay tuned and stay informed, dear readers. See you back here next week!

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

Nxt News – September 2017 (II): An Investment in Knowledge Always Pays the Best Interest

September 2017 (II)

 

Welcome again, fellow Nxters! The third round of the IGNIS ICO continues! Last week was a busy week with many mentions of Nxt / Ardor / Ignis on many platforms. Nxters are meeting up in China, Lior Yaffe has advice to dole out, a new version of the NRS client and more await in this issue. As always we welcome both our new and long time readers as we provide you with your go to source for comprehensive coverage of the blockchain space.

NXT COMMUNITY

NXT AE

DEVELOPMENT

NXT IN THE MEDIA

PRICE EVOLUTION

 

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


NXT COMMUNITY

  • IGNIS ICO

Round 3 of the IGNIS ICO is underway, and the first two batches have sold out. Interest is high in this ICO, and that is good news for Jelurida and the entire Nxt community. The third round of the IGNIS crowdsale is divided up into four offers of 25 M JLRDA each, all priced at 1 JLRDA for 0.76 NXT.

The IGNIS ICO is a public barometer of the public’s interest in the Nxt and Ardor Platforms. With Ardor due to launch in Q4 of this year, Jelurida needs to know how to split up their dev resources. The funding raised by Jelurida, which owns the IP for Nxt / Ardor / Ignis, is directly going towards actively developing the Nxt platform and Ardor ecosystem. So far Jelurida has procured enough funding to actively support Nxt for, at least, the next three years with a dedicated and staffed team.

Kristina from Jelurida promotes the ICO:

Kristina: The time schedule for the third IGNIS ICO round is now published on our website.

The second batch of Round 3 sold out within about an hour, which is a record – as all prior batches until now have been sold even before Jelurida’s sell order hit the blockchain! So if you gave up on placing buy orders because of the competition, now is a good time to give it another try.

For more in-depth analysis of the ongoing ICO, please follow our exclusive ICO reports that provide excellent coverage and analysis of the ICO.

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  • Submit Your ArdorPlatform.org Revamp Proposals

We need your ideas! The ArdorPlatform website is a work-in-progress, and we need community support to improve it. To all of you who have messaged us about the website mentioned above, we are willing to review and pay for your help enacting the approved proposals. We know there is community interest.

For all of the talented developers and designers out there in our audience, reach out to Travin, our marketing director by this coming Friday, Sept 15th.

Travin outlines the requests and submission formats below:

Website Details

Purpose: To provide an informative website for businesses, organizations, and project leaders to familiarize themselves about Ardor to help them make a decision on which blockchain platform to use for their needs.

Content Requirements

  • Front page with general overview
  • Page going over how child chains work (pruning, bundling, etc.)
  • Page going over the features available to child chains
  • Sub-pages going over each feature
  • Special page going over the benefits of using an asset created on Ardor
  • Page going over information useful for users
  • Blog-style page going over the latest non-experimental version
  • Download page including information on navigating the client
  • Contact page with a form for formal inquiries and social media/community link

Proposal Content

In your proposal, please include:

  • Portfolio of previous work
  • Team information and respective backgrounds
  • Rough drafts (can be sketched) of page layouts
  • Budget request in EUR (payable in crypto) and time frame

Ardor Media Kit and Style Guide: https://mega.nz/#!kDhBhSiD!6_hqMf8hv5ByiChLt3ZnfLDO2B_TYjVve9Va-c1PPgc

Proposals should be sent to travin@nxtfoundation.io.

The deadline for submitting proposals is Friday September 15th at 00:00 UTC. 

We are counting on you Nxters! No idea is bad, we accept and will consider any and all proposals submitted. Help us provide the best possible platform for Ardor!

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  • ICO-trackers.com – IGNIS ICO Mentioned

Blockchain tokens are valued at hundreds of billions of dollars across world wide exchanges. News of the IGNIS ICO continues to grow and spread. We appreciate the coverage – all news is good news.

They write:

“IGNIS: Interchain solution.

Jelurida is developing its next generation scalable blockchain platform – Ardor, currently running on a testnet. The unique design of this platform allows the simultaneous existence of multiple blockchains, known as child chains, with many features and with their security guaranteed on a global level by the parent Ardor chain. The first child chain of Ardor will be the Ignis child chain which will use IGNIS tokens for its operation. All existing and well tested Nxt blockchain features will be available on the Ignis child chain, with multiple Ardor platform specific enhancements being added.This project is not easy, has a very strong team who already did the Ardor and NXT. You can see all the hype and potential success of this ICO in mass media.

Their third ICO has 5 windows, two already passed and you can take part in the third!

Go and check the website! ”

Source

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  • Megalodon – “The End of  the Forging Bounty Lottery Campaign”

Bad news Nxters, Megalodon is suspending his support of the Lucky Node Lottery Campaign, created by Lurker10.

Megalodon writes:

In June 2016, I launched this forging bounty program with objectives as stated in my message in tx 14808946007017009714 and my post https://nxtforum.org/general-discussion/5-million-nxt-bounty-for-nxt-ardor-forgers/msg220081/#msg220081

I planned to run the bounty “until the Forging Bootstrapper account is empty” and to continue with the Ardor balance after Ardor chain is launched.


In July 2017, I paused the forging bounty program for reason stated in this post https://nxtforum.org/general-discussion/if-you-do-not-forge-nxt-dies/msg233547/#msg233547

However, I continued to fund the Lucky Node Lottery program initiated by Lurker10, although it was not originally part of the bounty program.

I have now decided to stop funding the Lucky Node Lottery program 30 days from today and to permanently terminate the forging bounty program.

I realise that by doing so, I’ll be failing to honour my original pledge, something I really dislike. I have been thinking about this for several months, but now feel compelled to do so due to changes I’ve observed in the Nxt ecosystem over the past 14 months since the launch of this program.
I also realise that there may be some among you who have committed resources to participate in this program, and my decision to prematurely terminate it may cause you some loss, even with a 1 month notice. If this is the case, please PM me with details & justification and I’ll consider offering you a reasonable compensation.To everyone else, thanks for your participation and please accept my apologies over this decision.

Goodbye… Megalodon going into extinction the second time.

Source

More Information

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  • Ardor vs. the Competition

Segfaulsteve wrote a wonderful and detailed account of Ardor and the many advantages it has over the competition. This first post in a new article series highlights the technological supremacy Ardor over other competing technologies and this first installment talks about the LISK blockchain and the functionality provided by it.

Segfaultsteve introduces the series:

I recently decided to start a series of posts that compare and contrast Ardor with other blockchain projects that appear to have similar goals or features.

Ardor vs. the Competition, Pt. 1: Lisk

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  • Chinese Community – Nxters are Organizing a Meetup in Shanghai

For all of our Chinese readers, there is an upcoming Meetup in Shanghai about the potential of the blockchain, specifically the solutions provided by Ardor. The security of the Nxt voting system will be one of the main topics of interest for the night. The Chinese have long wanted a member of Jelurida to visit, and Lior Yaffe will be the keynote speaker! Space will be limited so sign up early to make sure that you can come.

  • Nxt Voting System 

Promotional video explaining a use case for the Nxt voting system in Chinese.

 

  • Lior Yaffe will be there

Hooray!

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  • Capodieci – NxtWiki Hosting Migration

Blockchain expert Roberto Capodieci, partner of the Nxt Foundation, CEO of DeBuNe, and founder of TheSoundKey and Go.Notifile.me has made the following announcement about the Nxt Wiki:

Roberto is involved in the Nxt community – since the beginning, devoting not only a lot of efforts to it during all this time but also money from his funds, such is the case with the hosting of the NxtWiki for all the community. We are extremely fortunate to have him around. Thanks, Roberto, we appreciate it!

Capodieci also wrote an interesting chapter for the first book about Nxt (Snapshot, Nxt – Unsurpassable Blockchain Solutions) called NXT – A REVOLUTIONARY TOOL FOR BUSINESSES, where he explains how an incredible tool Nxt’s blockchain can become for business.

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NXT AE

  • Janus – Status Update

Janus is busy working behind the scenes. They are building the websites indicated on their roadmap.

Janus announced:

Bjorn further informs the community:

bjorn_bb [11:42 PM]
Some things from my part will be coming out but in stages that will eventually connect to Trademimic. Fairly soon if things go as planned, keep the faith we are following through with operations on a budget that is 1/50th of most startups.

This sometimes requires creativity in work, such as Bjorn learning minor programming skills and the rest of the team has to take on roles we needed but had to do ourselves. Don’t lose faith yet, it’s not over till I’m dead.

Expect the unexpected though, expect changes.

Withdraw your balance from ETCBets!

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

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  • Adel – Status Update

Adel had a busy week, with Gabriel Dusil speaking about start-up incubation in blockchain communities at the Blockchain Conference last week. Adel also announced a new event they will present at an upcoming event.

Join the new Adel Bitcointalk thread! ADEL ▲ 1st AML-CTF-KYC Compliant Digital Currency Ecosystem ▲ $ADL

New event confirmed where Adel would be presented.

Follow Adel In Medium

 

More info

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  • Bitswift – Status Update

A friendly reminder – the Bitswift token swap is still ongoing. Manual claiming instructions included on bitswift.press. Make sure your assets have migrated to the Nxt platform.

 

Source

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DEVELOPMENT

  • NRS Update – Version 1.11.9

A new update is available for the NRS client – V1.11.9.  This is the latest and most secure and stable NRS client, and for those who want to continue to participate in the IGNIS ICO, we suggest that you upgrade.

Changes are as follows:

Change log:

Performance optimizations of derived table trimming and pruning, should fix the issues some nodes encounter with these database operations taking too long.

Other minor bugfixes.

Updated Android client app

Android app https://bitbucket.org/Jelurida/nxt/downloads/nxt-client-1.11.9.apk
sha256 – 1997d7c5865271d899cebe8fe4f6e96e830420392e1a09967c0a3cb0a2bcd1ee

Download the Client

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  • Weekly Reminder – Scam Alert

One of the scariest factors of decentralized platforms is that there are individuals who use it as a means to defraud people. There are no authorities vetting the claims made by anyone. Trust the veteran community and research the account and token ID’s of anyone before you make a transaction. Be careful guys; we continue to raise awareness. Read the following threads in order educate yourselves and prevent the latest scams from affecting you!

  1. Tutorial: Nxt Asset Exchange
  2. SCAM ALERT: JRLDA is NOT JLRDA
  3. Beware of Fake ARDR Assets on #NxtAE

Riker reminds us:

Scam alert
Only buy the JLRDA token using the “IGNIS Token Sale” page in the official wallet.

Do not buy any other currency, asset or marketplace goods pretending to represent the Ignis token. These are all scam entities which will make you lose your NXT.

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NXT IN THE MEDIA

  • Lior Yaffe in Medium – Thoughts about Blockchain Development

Lior himself provides his thoughts about the growing blockchain space and the importance of embracing and supporting this technology now and in the future.

Source

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  • Lior Yaffe in Medium – Using Nxt as Crowdfunding Platform

Man, Lior is busy these days. Between developing for Nxt / Ardor / Ignis and traveling to China, he finds the time to write about the many uses of the Nxt platform. This post is about the crowdfunding aspect of Nxt.

Summary

The Nxt blockchain provides several simple, robust and secure crowdfunding models which do not require the implementation of complex smart contracts or complex web site back-end and considerably reduces the security risks.

Source

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  • Lior Yaffe in Medium – ICO Pruning “The Ultimate Guide to ICO Selection”

Lior wrote about the need to be prudent in your ICO investment, not all platforms and technologies are created equally well. Make sure that any offer you want to invest in is researched before you give them your hard earned money.

He explains:

To summarize, ICO represents a very attractive option to raise funds for both the entrepreneurs and small investors. However investors are urged to use caution when evaluating ICO offerings and only invest in those offerings which represent real technological breakthrough and pragmatic solutions to real problems.

Source

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  • Lior Yaffe in Medium – Blockchain Based Voting

News flash! Voting is important – and ensuring the integrity of a vote is of vital importance if you want to maintain the trust and support of the voting public. The Nxt platform is an excellent means to provide a secure and reliable vote, from the ID and registration process, all the way down to counting the ballots at the end.

In this article, Lior explains blockchain distributed platform voting.

Source

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  • Lior Yaffe in Medium – Blockchain and Digital Signatures

If voting is the key to maintaining the trust IRL, on “the internets” – or as it is widely known, “a series of tubes” – digital security is essential. Encryption is key to providing digital signatures for verifying identities and establishing trust. The blockchain is inherently secure, and Lior has worked with governments and universities while developing the Ardor and Nxt platforms on these very issues.

He writes:

 

Connecting your government issued ID card with your NXT account can be accomplished using account properties and information can be encrypted when necessary using encrypted messages. Furthermore, specific encrypted messages can be shared securely with a 3rd party. All this functionality is available out of the box using public APIs based on Http and JSON.

Using Nxt (and in the near future Ardor), you can receive the PDF document by email, hash it and send the hash using a message transaction back to the issuer to provide a signature proof which is impossible to counterfeit (as long as you keep your passphrase secured). You can even submit the document itself to the blockchain to store it as a data cloud prunable attachment or as a message attachment.

More complex procedures like multi-signatures can be accomplished using phased transactions which provides a list of required signers in order to authorize a transaction.

In fact, Jelurida the company developing the Nxt and Ardor blockchain platforms will be cooperating with governments and universities to make this vision a reality.

Source

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  • Gabriel Francesch In Medium – Explain Ardor to me Like I am 5

Gabriel Francesch, a partner at Coinerz Group, founder at Kotoba Translation and NXT Foundation supporter, wrote this interesting and informative article on Medium:

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

Source

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  • HuffingtonPost – Blockchain is Here, And You Can’t Ignore It Anymore…Even If You Don’t Really Get It

Blockchains and the crypto space are going mainstream. HuffPost will write a series about the growing importance and influence of blockchains and how they will shape life, business and even governments in the immediate future.

Nxt and Ardor both have many benefits over their competitors. In fact, companies such as BNP Paribas and Accenture have already recognized the potential of these blockchains and are implementing them accordingly.

Source

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  • BTC38 – Covering the news of BNP Paribas and NXT Blockchain Kit

BTC38, China’s most famous exchange, has relaunched two articles covering the news of BNP Paribas and NXT Blockchain Creation Kit on its blog. Articles in Chinese, click the pics to get the link.

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PRICE EVOLUTION

  • TradingView – Ardor, Where Technicals and Fundamentals Meet 1 B Potential Cap

Source

dbt1033 follows up on Bitcointalk by giving the following trading advice to his followers:

Follow the Thread

It kills me to see that people are investing precious bitcoin with so little patience.

I often see this with new investors… fomo all-in on one coin because a bunch of noobs are talking about it (good sign it’s top), then sell for a loss to fomo a lesser all-in on another.

The key to success in this game is patience.

Find good projects. Then find a good place to buy them. Then wait.

I like spreading my bets around… so I do serious research to determine how much of my portfolio I want a particular asset to represent.

For example: Ardr is a really serious project with a really serious team. It’s on several big exchanges / therefore pretty liquid. I might be ok having a bag that represents 15-20% of my portfolio on something like this. Other coins that don’t meet these criteria (they might be really ambitious but with unproven dev team… or maybe they just aren’t that liquid) might be a good pick to represent 3-5% of your portfolio.

I understand that a lot of times, when you are new… you don’t have much to play with.

If this is you (no shame, we all start somewhere), pick two projects… join the slacks so you know what’s going on. Follow twitter posts about the projects. Read the forums. This will help you judge sentiment.
Make sure to buy at a good time to minimize a drawdown….. you can take a free trading course at www.babypips.com to help you realize what is a good buy and what isn’t.

When you have entered 1-2 projects, hold on for dear life. Fight the temptation to sell for a loss (unless you really fucked up with your buy… but I’m sure you will make a few mistakes along the way.)

There is a lot of hype in crypto. Do not fall into the cycle of chasing hype. You want to buy projects BEFORE everyone else is talking about them, not AFTER. If everyone and their mother is talking about something, it’s likely too late.

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  • TradingView – NXT Q4 Technical Analysis

First of all, NXT in Q4 has lots of positive sentiments that will result in an increase of overall value. Of course, for any coins to go up in value we must have stability (No BTC drama, ICO 12.50% bans) in the market. Since upcoming news aren't really NXT news, we can expect proportional upward momentum as Ardor makes headline and rise in price exponentially.
First of all, NXT in Q4 has lots of positive sentiments that will increase overall value. Of course, for any coins to go up in value we must have stability (No BTC drama, ICO 12.50% bans) in the market. Since upcoming news isn’t NXT news, we can expect proportional upward momentum as Ardor makes headlines and rise in price exponentially. To explain Ardor, it is a complimentary token to NXT which allows all its child-chains to utilize NXT technology. Therefore we can pair them both up when there’s a price movement.

https://www.nxter.org/nxt-news-september-2017-i/ <—— More information on NXT, Ardor and Ardor’s Childchain.
https://www.jelurida.com/ico <——- Jelurida ICO 12.50% sale dates and price.

Source

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  • Weekly NXT/ARDR Price Evolution

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

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

 

Live stats from the Nxt Blockchain Asset Exchange:

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And that is all for this week, Nxters.

Stay tuned next week for more up-to-date coverage on the IGNIS ICO, the launch of Ardor, ongoing projects, and much more. For those who cannot wait a week to learn more, visit our site. We will explain in more detail about Jelurida, Ignis, Ardor, and everything else that is pertinent to this great ICO.

Follow us on Twitter for important breaking updates during the week as they happen. Stay tuned and stay informed, dear readers. See you back here next week!

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Nxt News – June 2017 (III): Freedom Is Nothing More Than a Chance to Be Better

June 2017 (III)

 

Welcome again, fellow Nxters!

Whatever your interest and whoever you are, we have something for you as we recap the last week!

NXT COMMUNITY

NXT AE

DEVELOPMENT

NXT IN THE MEDIA

PRICE EVOLUTION

 

This week’s newsletter is put together by apenzl, jose, rubenbc, jagd, and is proofread by Travin Keith.


NXT COMMUNITY

  • SNAPSHOT – The Genesis

First, here is some ear candy for Nxters. An abridged excerpt from “The Genesis” chapter of “SNAPSHOT – Nxt, Unsurpassable Blockchain Solutions”, the book about the Nxt blockchain ecosystem, published by Nxter Magazine and Plaisir d’histoire.

“The Genesis: The Miss America of alternate cryptocurrencies” is a chapter about the very beginning of Nxt, how it was dismissed as a scam but ended up with not only making 73 initial investors extremely rich but also enriching the crypto world with a new technology and a decentralized movement.

Author of the chapter: Daniel M Ryan
Voice: Jess Allen
Ending Voice: Bill
Graphics: Savandra
Coordination: Travin Keith (Nxt Foundation)

SNAPSHOT – Nxt, unsurpassed blockchain solutions” is a collection of articles that look deep into Nxt – the history, the technology, its use cases, the community, and our visions. 

More information

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  • Chinese exchange BTC38 will transfer $ARDR/BTC to $ARDR/CNY

With this brief statement, BTC38, the popular and prestigious exchange based in China, announced that they will be ending BTC trading pairs. After contacting the BTC38 team, Travin Keith, Marketing Director and Blockchain Consultant of the Nxt Foundation, confirmed that ARDR will be moved from their BTC market to their ARDR<>CNY market:

Hooray for growth and continued acceptance across the global community! These are exciting times for the ever growing Nxt community.

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  • The Nxt Giveaways continue

Another Easter egg was picked up on the blockchain this week.

A clever Nxter took a look at Twitter handle @OPeasterEggs and found links to a 2-phased transaction of 1 Jinn asset to the NXT-TKCU-J7TH-YBS6-CG3QL Easter eggs account. The asset transfer only needed to be approved by someone. This was done simply by typing a secret and broadcasting it to the blockchain – if only one knew the secret, of course. 1 Jinn asset has the current value of $223 (and was $160 at the time).

Was this first tweet enough?

Or was this one needed to give the final clue?

For those unaware, the number in the above tweet is the numeric ID of Nxt’s Genesis Account. The passphrase to this very first Nxt account, once chosen by BCNext, has been publicly known since a “doctorevil” picked it up. Now it’s found in nxtwiki.org, in Nxt Newsletters and even in books.

So, this clever Nxter logged in to the Easter eggs account, typed in the Nxt Genesis account passphrase, and thereby revealed the right secret and approved the Jinn transaction. Boom, there went the Jinn to this clever Nxter’s account, and bye bye off went the last few NXT in the account as well. Well done Mr. or Mrs!

The backstory can be found in earlier newsletters here, here, and in this blog post published in Nxter Magazine last Thursday: https://www.nxter.org/easter-egg-hunt-on-nxt-blockchain/.

There will be new Easter eggs to pick up this week, and of course, the hunt will take place on the Nxt blockchain. Is there a better way to learn about Nxt and Ardor child chains’ built-in features? And does any other blockchain offer its users the ability to set up treasure hunts and games via its Client GUI?

Please help spread the word about Nxt’s abilities and don’t forget to follow https://twitter.com/OPeasterEggs for freebies.

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  • Stocks.Exchange – Trading Platform Overview

More information

Stocks.Exchange explained by the Nxter.org community.

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  • Nxtwiki: Account Protection and ERC20 Out of the Box

Nxtwiki.org is a great resource for information and ongoing work, just like the Nxt and Ardor blockchain platforms.

Recently, Riker (Lior Yaffe, Nxt and Ardor core developer and a member of Jelurida) added a “How-To” which explains how easy it is to announce a new Nxt account’s Public Key to the blockchain:

Optimal Nxt Account Protection

Option 1 – submit an outgoing transaction from the new account

Any type of outgoing transaction will do, since the user is signing this transaction with his passphrase and by doing so records the public key in the blockchain.

Option 2 – another account can announce the public key of the new account to the blockchain

Any type of transaction in which the recipient is the new account will do. The sender needs to specify the new account public key as the publicKey parameter or using the wallet “Recipient Public Key” field.

Source and more information

In a former newsletter, we explained why announcing the Public Key (initiating the account) is important:

There is (an astronomical) 2^64 =~10^19 individual account addresses available in Nxt but 2^256 =~10^77 possible passwords. An obvious question is whether or not it is possible for more than one password to open the same account. The answer is no – not if you have announced its 256-bit Public Key (with the first 64 being your visible account number) to the network and incorporated it into the blockchain. Once this is done, in the very rare case that someone enters a passphrase that would generate the same 64-bit account number, the software will deny the use of the passphrase.

 

How to – Initialize a Nxt/Ardor Account without Issuing an Outgoing Transaction

Cold Storage can be easily achieved with NxtBridge OFFLINE, which also signs transactions OFFLINE.

NXT support for ERC20 tokens

Another new entry in the wiki aims to educate people who are not totally aware of the possibilities of Nxt’s inbuilt smart transactions, how the Nxt Asset Exchange API supports most of Ethereum ERC20 operations out of the box without the need to issue any smart contract, and that the Asset Exchange – additionally – provides full dex (Decentralized Exchange) functionality and options such as the ability to issue a singleton asset for reduced fee or delete asset shares, or send a dividend payment to all asset holders with the click of a button, straight from the Nxt Client GUI.

Nxt also supports a different type of token called “currency” – among other features, a currency provides the ability to restrict token transfers so that they are allowed only between the issuer account and the accounts that hold the token. This function prevents free trade of the token without the issuer’s permission which is desirable in, for example, the case of voting rights distribution. Voting being another Nxt blockchain feature.

Source and more information 

Travin Keith, mrv777, vanbreuk, mroenne, and a few others have now set out to update Nxtwiki.org in a big way together with Lior.

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NXT AE

  • Janus – Summary & TradeMimic

In the last Nxt Newsletter, we wrote about the Community Janus XT Token Share Program where 6 spots in the program were still open. Not anymore, as everything sold out fast. Effectively this means that another 2 million Janus tokens have been removed from circulation for at least a year.

Price correlation to the rising price of NXT:

 

 

BetterBets.io

born_bb: This month BetterBets.io NXT volume has dropped significantly, for our team’s part I have in testing the capability to offset this to a degree with other things. One of those is trading, which in the past I have done manually. Recently (past 4 days) I’ve been testing in my brief spare time a very complex but so far highly successful trading bot engine. Using semi conservative settings it is proving to be effective in 1-2% gains daily. The casinos, as everyone knows are unpredictable, in this industry the whales make up 90% of house profit or losses. I believe the rise of the NXT price is attributed to the decline over the past 2 months in NXT use on site – (Price rise significantly has in the past caused a drop off in high value betting). Therefore after more testing on the trading engine I’m using if it proves to be viable for an additional revenue stream I’ll put this into the Janus pool for divs.

Etcbets.com is growing fairly well, this message applies entirely to NXT betting on BetterBets.io and it’s significant decline this month.

I’ll keep everyone posted, as I cannot day trade full time getting this bot perfect would have direct results on income potential in time. As well as the rest of our sites in development.

The above trading is entirely my own thing and idea outside Janus team, so I’ll be using personal funds for now to fuel its start.

ETCBets.com

Speaking of unpredictable betting results, one ETCBets.com player (and Janus community member) hit the jackpot this week, which might result in a significantly lower dividend from that business this month.

https://twitter.com/ETCbets/status/874716455710982144

Business in the pipeline

This is it!

The long-awaited social fintech site from Janus, http://TradeMimic.com, is coming. Use the ‘Subscribe’ button on the site in order to receive periodic updates or just visit it to sit back and watch the countdown.

Expectations are high: this will be the first of the well-prepared large scale business ventures from the Janus Team, plus the one that will kick off Alphonso Morris Jr. as a spearhead and brand manager, with a team of professional crypto- and FOREX-traders up the sleeve to help the social marketing.

 

More information: #janusproject (Join Nxtchat on Slack) | Twitter

History and news: https://www.nxter.org/ae-janus-4348103880042995903

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  • Adelphoi Token at Exchanges

In more exciting news from last week, the Adelphoi token has been added to new exchanges as well as to the popular coinmarketcap.com.

Dusil writes:

Just three weeks after the close of our ICO, ADL is listed on another exchange CryptoDAO:

BTC/ADL: https://cryptodao.com/site/index/ADL/BTC
LTC/ADL: https://cryptodao.com/site/index/ADL/LTC
ETH/ADL: https://cryptodao.com/site/index/ADL/ETH
USD/ADL: https://cryptodao.com/site/index/ADL/USD
DASH/ADL: https://cryptodao.com/site/index/ADL/DASH

and the MT4 Based PRO Webtrade Platform: BTC/ADL: https://cryptodao.com/trade2/index?symbol=cryptodaoadlbtc

Our members are actively reaching out to new exchanges. This is a great example of how our community works together to succeed. If you have ideas or exchanges contacts to list ADL, then please email us at adel@adelphoi.io.

ADL is now on CryptoDAO, Stocks.Exchange and the Nxt Asset Exchange.

Please take a moment and actively share this announcement. Bittrex and other exchanges coming soon.

More information: www.adelphoi.io

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DEVELOPMENT

 

  • ARDR, Ardor, IGNIS and the Snapshot Block

Lots of (repetitive) questions are being asked in nxtchat.slack.com about the Ardor and IGNIS snapshots, issuance and timeframe. Fastest way to a FAQ is:
https://www.reddit.com/r/Ardor/comments/55tpc4/frequently_asked_questions_xpost_rnxt/

mrv777 sums the roadmap up like this:

Current plan from Jean-Luc:

1. ICO of Ignis, to last a month or so.

(There will likely be some time gap between the end of the ICO and the snapshot, could be days or weeks.)

2. One-time snapshot of ARDR and NXT balances (and aliases, MS currency names, etc).

3. Launch Ardor. The distribution of ARDR and IGNIS will be in the Ardor Genesis block.

ARDR

ARDR tokens have been distributed already!

The ARDR you hold in your Nxt account will be re-issued as tokens on the Ardor Blockchain.

The passphrase to your Nxt account will give you access to your Ardor Blockchain account as well.

 

Lead developer Jean-Luc recently added:

the ARDR token will be frozen at the snapshot block and no further transactions [on the Nxt blockchain] with it will be possible.

This is to avoid profiting from the ARDR asset token on the Nxt Blockchain once the Ardor network has been created.

IGNIS 

Information about the ICO:
https://www.jelurida.com/ico

TL;DR:

Jelurida will hold an IGNIS ICO for 50% of the tokens.

NXT holders will receive the remaining 50% IGNIS tokens automatically, 0,5 IGNIS for each 1 NXT they hold.

The distribution will happen in accordance to a 1-time snapshot of the Nxt Blockchain prior to the Ardor Genesis.

Full details of the ICO terms and conditions, with exact amounts and timeline, will be published as soon as all details have been finalized, but this will be at least one week before the start of the ICO.

 

 

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  • Europe’s Largest Blockchain Startup Competition

Do you have an idea to revolutionize the insurance industry? This contest can give you the necessary push to turn your idea into a project and earn a large sum of money.

APPLY NOW TO WIN $100,000! Bring your InsurTech ideas to life! Do you have a team or innovative startup? Then turn your idea into cash and win $100,000, one year of free office space and professional coaching!

Nxt Foundation member Travin Keith says:

I know some of the people running it. They’re great professionals and can really help a project move forward. Also, they welcome Nxt and Ardor-based solutions, so I encourage people to apply!

Check the participation criteria here.

Source: http://www.blockchaincompetition.ch/en/

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NXT IN THE MEDIA

  • Steemit – NXT and ARDOR are going through the Roof

Source: https://steemit.com/cryptocurrency/@askaran/nxt-and-ardor-are-going-through-the-roof

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  • Janus Token Registers Phenomenal Growth 

As Janus sends out a press release about its past, present, and future, Nxt and its Asset Exchange gets a little mention too.

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PRICE EVOLUTION

  • TradingView – ARDOR breakout coming?

 

Source: https://www.tradingview.com/chart/ARDRBTC/EAd2xgxd-ARDOR-breakout-coming/

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  • Trading View – NXT Short Corrections

NXT SOLID PROJECT & FUNDAMENTALS- TIME FOR SHORT NOW-BETTER BUY TARGET IS BETWEEN 4000-5500
HODL IF YOU GOT IN EARLY!!! FUTURE IS BRIGHT:)
GOOD LUCK WITH YOUR TRADE! PLZ FEEL FREE TO COMMENT!

Source: https://www.tradingview.com/chart/NXTBTC/G3o0AV3I-NXT-SHORT-CORRECTION/

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  • Weekly NXT/ARDR Price Evolution

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

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

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And that is it for this week! Stay tuned as we continue to provide you with an all-in-one platform for your news of Nxt, Ardor and the ever growing position of prominence we have within the rapid and fast changing blockchain technology landscape. Our commitment to you, dear readers, is to keep you informed.

Nxt news – January 2017 (IV): The Ability to Materialize Ideas is the Secret of Success

NXT NxtCoin 2. generation cryptocurrency news
January 2017 (IV)

 

Here are some of the latest news about Nxt over this past week in January:

NXT COMMUNITY
DEVELOPMENT
NXT IN THE MEDIA
PRICE EVOLUTION

 

Below, are more details about these news pieces:

 

NXT COMMUNITY

  • MyNXT.info Wallet – How to View and Transfer Assets

It’s become common that some users of the MyNXT.info online wallet, the popular service brought to you by some members of the Nxt community (a service which isn’t a part of the official Nxt Reference Software), ask some questions to the Nxt community about how they can check their asset balance, more specially, their ARDR balance as this option is disabled by default.

In October last year, CryptKeeper shared a small step-by-step guide that shows you how to install the free plugin which is necessary in order to view and transfer your Nxt assets on this web wallet.

CryptKeeper explains:

A short description for installing the Asset Plugin on wallet.mynxt.info to see your Ardor

  1. Log into your account at wallet.mynxt.info
  2. On the left there is the dashboard with a “+ Plugins” button, click on it:
  3. Chose the basic asset plugin:
  4. Confirm the disclaimer and your plugin will be installed
  5. Back at the dashboard, click on the plugin button:
  6. You will see your Ardor balance under “My Assets” and you can send them out by clicking on the asset name and choosing the second tab “Transfer”!

VanBreuk reminds us:

The Asset plugins in MyNxt do not have currently the option to attach a message to an asset transfer, as required by Bittrex. This is as far as I’ve seen an unusual requirement for an exchange deposit, but I have reported this to the MyNxt website developer so this modification can be added to development list.

Source and more information: https://nxtforum.org/index.php?topic=11976.msg225645#msg225645

https://nxtforum.org/mynxt-info

https://wallet.mynxt.info

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  • BTC38 – ARDR/BTC Added to the Exchange

With this brief statement, BTC38, the popular exchange based in China, and one of the most utilized to trade NXT, announced that ARDR was included into its platform, thus allowing users to exchange it for BTC and vice-versa:

In just a short amount of time, the exchange climbed up to the third position by volume among all the exchanges that allow you to trade ARDR. We should also point out that on BTC38, the NXT/CNY pair is also the 4th-most traded cryptocurrency on the platform. Also ARDR/BTC has become, in record time, the 9th-most traded token there. A brilliant start.

With BTC38, there are now six exchanges (plus Nxt’s Asset Exchange) that let you trade the ARDR asset.

Source and more information: http://www.btc38.com/altcoin/ardr/

http://www.btc38.com/trade.html?mk_type=btc&btc38_trade_coin_name=ardr

https://coinmarketcap.com/assets/ardor/#markets

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  • Nxt – Monitoring the Activity of Accounts

Some Nxt users with programming abilities have shown some interest on how use the Account Monitor feature, by means of the fully-featured API that the Nxt platform has. Some well-known developers of the Nxt community have come up with some solutions to this end, including websioux or ScripterRon, Nxt Core Developer:

Websioux says:

If you have that many to check or more, yes, you’d better check the transactions when they appear on your node. But remember blockchain reorgs do occur and in that case you should detect it, and check if it has a consequence for your treatment or not. Otherwise, it’s probably not going to take that much to check the transactions of 1000 address, I’d bet for something between 1 and 10 sec.

ScripterRon says:

One possibility is to use the EventWait API.  You can be notified when blocks are pushed and popped.  For a rollback, you will get a block popped event for the old block followed by a block pushed event for the new block.

Additionally, “regular” users can also benefit from this through a service that some third parties are offering. With this, you will receive an email every time something happens in the account you are monitoring, as we mentioned in our November newsletter:

  • Nxt AlertsThis is an utility inside the MyNxt portal which sends you an email everytime
    • a block is generated
    • your chosen account sends/receives some coins

If you are a developer who is having some trouble using the Nxt API, you can ask for some help at Nxtforum or in the #developers or #helpdesk channels at Nxtchat on Slack.

Source and more information: http://nxtwiki.org/wiki/Exchange_Integration

https://nxtforum.org/index.php?topic=13242.0

Nxt’s API Documentation

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DEVELOPMENT

  • Ardor – New Features and How it Compares with Nxt

Jean-Luc, Nxt and Ardor core developer, announced the inclusion of two new features to the future Ardor platform in addition to Coin Exchange, a feature that will let you trade one child chain token for another child chain token, or for ARDR. The latest features included are:

A017. 2015-07-28. Allow AE issuer use Asset to make dividends payment in another Asset.
A006. 2015-06-16. Allow AE issuer use MS to dividends payment.

Those two are already implemented in Ardor

Jean-Luc has also published a chart on nxtforum.org that compares the major differences in the functionalities between Nxt and Ardor:

Blockchains

Single chain One parent chain with multiple child chains

Transaction tokens

The same token (NXT) is used for establishing the consensus and providing the security of the blockchain, as well as for the basic unit of value in all transactions Only the parent chain token (ARDR) is used in the proof-of-stake consensus, and thus provides security for all child chains. Child chain tokens are used as transactional units of value only.

Transaction fees

Transaction fees are paid in NXT only, requiring users to always have NXT in their accounts. On each chain transaction fees are paid in the native token (coin) of that chain. End users do not need to own ARDR tokens.

Features

Asset Exchange, Monetary System, Aliases, Messaging, Digital Goods Store, Voting System, Shuffling, Data Cloud, Phasing, Account Control, Account Properties All these features are preserved in Ardor, and are available on each child chain. A child chain can optionally be restricted not to enable some features. The parent chain supports a limited subset of features, as it is intended to be used for consensus establishing only and not for everyday transactions.

Accounts

Each passphrase maps to a single account. Passphrases can’t be changed, and there is no wallet file to store. The same mapping of passphrases to account numbers is used as in Nxt. Accounts are global across all child chains, and an account can have balances in each of the existing child chain coins, as well as in ARDR.

Holdings

There is a single coin (NXT), and unlimited user-issued Assets and Monetary System currencies. Each chain has its own coin. Assets and MS currencies can be issued on any child chain, and are available for trading globally. Assets or MS currencies can optionally be restricted* to some child chains only.

Trading

Assets and MS currencies can be traded for NXT only. Assets and MS currencies can be traded on any child chain, with price denominated in the corresponding child chain coin.

Coin Exchange

N/A A new feature, Coin Exchange, allows trading of child chain coins to each other, and also to the parent chain coin (ARDR).

Dividends

Asset dividends can be paid in NXT only. Asset dividends can be paid in any of the child chain coins, by simply issuing the payment transaction on the corresponding chain. Additionally, paying dividends in another Asset or in MS currency has been implemented.

Crowdfunding

Crowdfunding feature is available in the Monetary System, but the funds must be collected in NXT only. Crowdfunding feature is available on all child chains, and on each child chain the funds are collected in the corresponding child chain coin.

Shuffling

Shuffling of NXT, Assets, and MS currencies is available. On each child chain, shuffling of the corresponding coin, or any Asset or MS Currency, is supported.

Aliases

Alias names are globally unique. Alias names are unique within each child chain only.

MS Currencies

Currency codes and names are globally unique. Currency codes and names are unique within a child chain only.

Pruning

Pruning is available for plain and encrypted messages, and for tagged data (data cloud feature). Pruned data are retrieved automatically on demand from designated archival nodes. Pruning and retrieving of all prunable data is available as in Nxt. In addition, the child chain transactions themselves are designed to be prunable and will not need to be stored permanently or re-downloaded by every new node. The actual pruning of transactions will be implemented later.*

Transaction identifiers

Transaction IDs are 64-bit longs, and are globally unique. The 64-bit transaction IDs are no longer guaranteed to be globally unique for child chains. 256-bit transaction hashes (sha256 digests) are used instead as transaction identifiers.

Block generation

A “forging” process is used to create new blocks, with the probability of block creation dependent on the account NXT balance (stake). The same forging algorithm is used as in Nxt, dependent on ARDR account balances only.

Bundling

N/A A new process, “bundling”, is used to group child chain transactions into a parent chain transaction (“child chain block”), which is then included in the parent chain. Any account can play the role of a bundler. The bundling process also performs the exchange of fees paid by users in child chain tokens into ARDR fees accepted by the block forgers.

Phasing

Transaction execution can be made conditional, subject to approval using various voting models. Same voting models as in Nxt, but phasing is possible on child chains only. Approval transactions can be on a different child chain from the phased transaction, and the by-transaction voting model also supports linking to a transaction hash on a different child chain.

Account control

Accounts can be restricted to use phasing only (mandatory approval). Same as in Nxt, but accounts under phasing-only restriction cannot submit transactions on the parent chain, as those cannot be phased.

Peer networking

HTTP based, also with WebSocket support, transmitting JSON formatted data between peers. Completely re-written and optimized, using native Java sockets and binary messages between peers. Block and transaction propagation has been significantly improved, by exchanging and caching information about currently available blocks and transactions between peers and only propagating the missing data pieces.

API

HTTP query APIs, returning JSON formatted response. Mostly unchanged, except:
1. A “chain” parameter has been added to each API that is child chain specific.
2. 64-bit long transaction IDs have been replaced with 256-bit hashes.
3. All prices and rates that were previously defined relative to the smallest indivisible holding amount (“QNT”) are now defined relative to a unit of the holding (share).

Scalability

Transactions are stored in the blockchain permanently, and need to be re-downloaded and re-processed by every new node, which after months and years of operation becomes a significant bottleneck. All child chain transactions will be possible to prune completely, without affecting blockchain security, thus allowing the blockchain size to be kept much smaller. A new node joining the network only needs to download the parent chain transactions, followed by the latest snapshot of the current system state.*

* Functionallity marked with asterisk is planned to be implemented in a future Ardor release. All other functionallity is already implemented and currently being tested on a testnet blockchain.

Source and more information:https://nxtforum.org/core-development-announcements/ardor-vs-nxt-functional-comparison/

https://nxtforum.org/core-development-discussion/list-of-feature-request-for-nrs/

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  • Ardor – Testnet Countdown

Riker, Nxt and Ardor core developer, published a list of all the remaining tasks that have to be completed before the Ardor Testnet goes live. There isn’t an exact date when the the launch of the testnet will take place yet, but it will happen in this first quarter of 2017. It’s important to note that after some previous leaked images, the market capitalization of Nxt and Ardor went up, which shows how many people are keeping and eye on these projects. Obviously, there is a lot to be expected.

Lior says:

Getting closer to the Ardor testnet release but still some way to go.The server code is nearly complete and the APIs are mostly stable… Most of the work will now focus on getting the client UI ready for release

Here is a list of remaining tasks which we would like to complete before the official release:
– More work on the Coin Exchange page and tables
– Prefix each MS currency name with the name of the chain to which it belongs – partially implemented
– Ability to link from a child chain transaction to the ChildChainBlock transaction in which it was bundled – done
– Improve the entity properties modal to support entities like orders and offers – done
– Format amounts and links in the entity properties modal
– Test and fix currency reserve/claim tables and modals
– Remove child chain specific widgets from the Ardor UI
– Reomve Ardor specific widgets from the child chain UI
– UI for the new “by holding” dividend modal
– UI for the “by holding” dividend history

Source and more information: https://nxtforum.org/general-discussion/ardor-testnet-countdown/

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NXT IN THE MEDIA

  • The Percept – Nxt is the New Generation of Bitcoin

Irem Sokullu, of The Percept platform, conducted an interview with Bas Wisselink and Dave Pearce, both members of the Nxt Foundation. Bas and Dave answered questions concerning basic concepts of the blockchain, its philosophy, new possibilitie, advantages of decentralization, and the key differences between PoW (Bitcoin) and PoS (Nxt), among other questions.

Here is a snippet of some of the questions that you can find in the full article:

Irem (interviewer): Bitcoin is using Proof of Work and NXT uses the Proof of Stake. Please tell me more about the difference. .

Bas: PoW can be characterized as a contest. The strongest computer assaults the cryptographical puzzle fastest. So, the more powerful equipment you have, the more Bitcoin you will mine. That leads to a large hardware race and a lot of power consumption. Proof of Stake is more like a lottery in which each coin in the system can be seen as a ticket to the lottery. The more ticket you have, the more chance you get to generate a new block. You don’t spend hardware and power on that lottery. It is an energy efficient system.

Dave: Participants put their stakes into the system, software choices in a semi-randomized way who gets the reward next. NXT has 1 billion tokens. That is the way Proof of Stake works to ensure the trust in the system.

The Percept also recorded a video interview with Bas:

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Source: http://www.thepercept.com/nxt-new-generation-bitcoin-bas-wisselink-dave-pearce/

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PRICE EVOLUTION

  • Weekly NXT/ARDR Price Evolution

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

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

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