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Nxt News – July 2017 (I): Well Done Is Better Than Well Said

July 2017 (I)

 

Welcome again, fellow Nxters! A new month brings us a new edition of the newsletter.

As always, whatever your interest and whoever you are, you are in the right place for your comprehensive analysis of all things Nxt and Ardor. Last week was eventful, with many interesting and exciting opportunities presenting themselves.

NXT COMMUNITY

NXT AE

DEVELOPMENT

PRICE EVOLUTION

 

This week’s newsletter is put together by apenzl, jagd, rubenbc and Jose, with final edits by Travin Keith.


NXT COMMUNITY

 

  • IGNIS ICO will be held on the Nxt Platform

From Nxtchat.Slack we are excited to pass you this information:

jean-luc [1:46 PM] in #trading:

The ICO will be conducted on the Nxt blockchain, therefore one needs NXT coins to participate in it. Those who want to participate in the ICO should better not be dumping NXT now.

It is intentional that users need to buy NXT in order to participate, this should help maintain the price. It is simpler to define the price relative to NXT and there is enough volume now to allow also selling the collected NXT.

Other coins will be accepted only via Shapeshift and Changelly, as integrated in the wallet. No BTC except via in-client exchange.

I believe Jelurida will provide an open public node so that users don’t need to install the client locally.

Also, from riker [11:05 AM] in #general, this FYI:

When a programmer tells you Q3 it is usually a code word for mid to end of September.

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  • Nxt Foundation in Money 20/20 Europe

The fearless Marketing Director of the Nxt Foundation, Travin Keith, recently returned from his trip to the Money 20/20 Europe Expo.

Nxt Foundation joined the Linux Foundation and Hyperledger, a project of the Linux Foundation, in order to grow our brand and expand the influence our platform and blockchain technology. Travin had some productive days in Copenhagen mingling with important people and drinking beer. You know his priorities are in the right order!

Looking sharp Travin

Remember the supporter program that the Nxt Foundation has, the brainchild of Travin?

Travin together with with Hanna Zubko of IntellectEU and Marta Piekarska of Hyperledger

The Supporter Program launched in early 2017 with the explicit purpose of creating a source of regular funding for the activities of the Nxt Foundation to better promote the use of Nxt and Ardor blockchain technology.

Growing our community requires full-time work and we are indebted to the many hours of work Travin and many many others put in for us. Supporters help greatly in this initial stage. Becoming a supporter of the Nxt Foundation also comes with numerous benefits, such as being listed on this page and having your own @nxtcommunity.io or @ardorcommunity.io email address. Please note, however, that while the Nxt Foundation is grateful to its supporters, being one is not a sign of endorsement from the Foundation.

Travin Keith states:

If you would like to be a supporter, please fill out this form on our website with all your details.

Source and more information:

https://www.money2020europe.com/

nxtforum.org/news-and-announcements/nxt-foundation-supporter-program/

https://www.nxtfoundation.io/supporters

www.nxtfoundation.io/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/Nxt-Foundation-Marketing-Strategy-2017.pdf

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  • #OpEasterEgg

Hint: Try searching the Nxt Marketplace.

Also, there are some free beer vouchers still left in this account.

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NXT AE

 

  • Janus – Summary 

Bjorn, the Marketing Director of Janus, who last week announced that he is devoting 100% of his time to Janus and launching TradeMimic.com has this quote, which should be no surprise to those who follow the Weekly News:

The house on both etcbets.com and BetterBets.io got killed this month.

These sites will always be xfactor businesses. Some months awesome some red. Recently some larger players moved into etcbets.com which is great but they are also mostly in the positive. However, this is why it’s important we continue working on our mainstream sites to push the subscription and sales revenue which in time is much more regular and less chance based.

The divs monthly are provided when there is profit and canceled when there is an overall net loss. This monthly period from the current two sites that are profit sharing, we had a net revenue loss from players winning more than the sites profited.

In the near future when business revenue stems from several industries things should progress more naturally financially as long as our sites see the success we hope as a team and company to achieve.

Best regards,

The Janusproject Team

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

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

https://janustoken.com

 

 

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  • Adel – First Members-Only Mastermind

News of the fast evolving world of blockchain takes us to Adel and the Adel ecosystem.

From Adel, we have this message to their members to share about the first members-only meeting that is coming up.

Hello,

What a week in crypto!  Although the markets have taken us on a wild ride, one thing is sure: The Adel Ecosystem is here to accomplish its mission, regardless of market volatility.

ADL Membership Rate Reveal

Throughout the Adel ICO, ADL membership was paired to Bitcoin. We are announcing our membership rate of 64000 ADL.

This rate will be locked in for the foreseeable future, and must be maintained to retain membership. If ADL dips below this rate, you will have 7 days to top-up and maintain your membership status.

First Members-only Mastermind

Top up and reserve your spot, at our first members only meeting on Monday, July 3rd at 20:00 CEST (18:00 GMT and 14:00 EST).

If you have bought enough ADL, to receive your community membership invite, please reply to the email you got with screenshots showing proof of your ADL holdings.

6 New Videos

https://vimeo.com/AdelEcosystem

This past week we have posted six new videos to our Vimeo Channel.  Video is a great way to get to know us.  Follow our channel and share videos with your social friends and followers.

If you have suggestions on what videos you’d like us to create, please let us know!  We want to know what’s important to you.

Thanks for your continued support and engagement.

Despite the volatility present in the crypto markets, new frontiers and new ideas abound. We wish them their continued success.

 

 

More information: www.adelphoi.io

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  • SCAM ALERT: Beware of Fake ARDR Assets on #NxtAE

Nxt users, someone wants to take advantage of newcomers to steal your money. There are false assets out there, including a false ARDR asset. These underhanded tactics are designed to prey upon the naivete of newcomers.

Be cautious and be careful. There is little or no safety net when you trade in a decentralized environment.

In order to keep your NXT secure and trade safely, please follow our handy tutorial on the asset exchange. In it, we explain the Nxt Asset Exchange and how to keep yourself safe from scammers and miscreants. Please ensure your familiarity with the AE in order to keep yourself and our community safe and welcoming of our ever-growing user base.

The ID of the TRUE Asset ARDR is 12422608354438203866.

To prevent fraud always check the asset ID and confirm that it matches what we have listed.

 

 

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  • Transactions sent to the Ardor issuer account by mistake

Attention Nxters! We have important information regarding users who sent Ardor assets to asset issuer account NXT-FQ28-G9SQ-BG8M-6V6QH.

Riker states:

Regarding users who sent by mistake Ardor assets and NXT to the Ardor asset issuer account NXT-FQ28-G9SQ-BG8M-6V6QH see https://nxt.org/buy-ardor-asset/

As already discussed this account is under account control by the Genesis account which has minus balance and is therefore locked for outgoing transactions. Therefore we cannot currently release these funds.

On the next hard fork, scheduled for the time of the Ardor distribution, we will implement the following changes to release these funds:

1. For Ardor assets – we will revert all incoming Ardor asset transfer transactions so that these assets will be returned to the sender. In most cases the sender is an exchange account, users will have to make sure the exchange from which they sent the transaction will reimburse their account.

2. For locked NXT – we will remove the account control from this account and manually reimburse NXT locked in it, users who sent these transactions from exchanges should provide convincing evidence that they are indeed the original owners of the locked NXT.

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DEVELOPMENT

 

  • Changelly Integration coming soon to the NXT wallet

Exciting news from the development front. Riker, one of the lead devs on Nxt and Ardor of Jelurida, has this to say:

The NXT wallet already supports exchange to and from NXT using ShapeShift.
Soon we will release similar integration with Changelly.

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https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B6CzL2REgWiMVDZsMG1UR0xhUU0

Changelly Page


https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B6CzL2REgWiMWHNkYUpvUTBEaU0

Sell NXT
https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B6CzL2REgWiMQ3BlZkJFODF0Mnc

Buy NXT


https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B6CzL2REgWiMQ1pRYzRYSTRkMkE

Changelly Transaction Data
https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B6CzL2REgWiMYUFoQVVBNHBJS3M

Source: https://nxtforum.org/general-discussion/changelly-integration-coming-soon-to-the-nxt-wallet/

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  • Ardor Testnet Reset

As we continue to grow our platform, the developers have stated the need to reset the Ardor testnet to a new Genesis block that will incorporate new features documented in last week’s issue: smart phasing and asset increase.

Riker:

Folks,
Just a warning for now, at the next release of Ardor 2.0.4e, we will reset the Ardor testnet to a new Genesis block which will include a snapshot of the NXT testnet aliases, currency names and account properties and also enable the new features like smart phasing and asset increase.
Not sure yet about schedule, just wanted developers to be aware of that.

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  • Weekly Reminder

We are one week removed from our inaugural launch of the “Weekly Reminder”.

As our user base grows, we will continue to be asked questions that we have already answered in depth. This new section is dedicated to the technical side of our platform.

No patience downloading the Nxt blockchain?

martis [7:10 AM]:

You can find a Nxt blockchain snapshot, dated November, 2016, at the bottom of this page: https://nxtportal.org/resources/

But you can also run Nxt client in lite mode, so you don’t need blockchain at all.

Lurker10:

In the Nxt client.
https://nxtforum.org/nrs-releases/nrs-v1-11-5/

Activate Lite mode, and blockchain will not be downloaded, very little bandwidth consumed.

a) Unpack Nxt client if you use the zip link or install if you use the installer.

b) Locate directory nxt/conf.

On Windows it is here: C:\Users<UserName>\AppData\Roaming\NXT\conf

Mac: ~/.nxt/conf

Linux: /conf folder under the root installation

c) Create a text file nxt.properties in this directory with a single line:

nxt.isLightClient=true

start the Nxt client and it will not be downloading the blockchain.

If you are not running (and forging with) the full Nxt Client, you should consider leasing your NXT balance to a forging hub.

As everyone needs a refresher every now and then, this week we decided to refresh your memory on activating lite mode before running the Nxt Client.

Last week’s newsletter had vital information about BTC and fiat pegged child chains on the Ardor Platform.

 

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PRICE EVOLUTION

  • TradingView – NXT One More Wave

NXT could reach target 11000 on next push.
NXT could reach target 11000 on next push.

Source: https://www.tradingview.com/chart/NXTBTC/rBvCmz0g-NXT-one-more-wave/

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  • Trading View – NXT/BTC Breaking Triangle

Hello Traders!! Once NXT moves out of triangle we can expect it to move up .Ideal entry would be to wait for candle outside triangle TP1- 0.00007136 TP2- 0.00007500 TP3- 0.00008000
Hello Traders!! Once NXT moves out of triangle we can expect it to move up. Ideal entry would be to wait for candle outside triangle TP1- 0.00007136 TP2- 0.00007500 TP3- 0.00008000

Source: https://www.tradingview.com/chart/NXTBTC/uqKCjWnI-NXTBTC-LONG-Breaking-Triangle/?utm_source=notification_email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=notification_publish

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  • Trading View – ARDR making its way 14,000

Broke from falling wedge and seems to be following support/elliott wave, albeit slowly given the market conditions. Just my best guess for the moment. Holding long so won't be aiming for hitting the swings. First time taking a stab at charting, would appreciate any feedback!
Broke from falling wedge and seems to be following support/elliott wave, albeit slowly given the market conditions. Just my best guess for the moment. Holding long so won’t be aiming for hitting the swings. First time taking a stab at charting, would appreciate any feedback!

Source: https://www.tradingview.com/chart/ARDRBTC/2z6lHfgE-ARDR-making-its-way-14-000/

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  • TradingView – ARDR uptrend intact, ready for a run?

Bounced off 8,000 or so, potentially trending back up from here? Looks like it could go 14,000+. Publishing this just to put it out there and get some thoughts. Holding long, especially with the Q3 release coming up. Not a chartist by any means. Thanks and good luck all!
Bounced off 8,000 or so, potentially trending back up from here? Looks like it could go 14,000+. Publishing this just to put it out there and get some thoughts. Holding long, especially with the Q3 release coming up. Not a chartist by any means. Thanks and good luck all!

Source: https://www.tradingview.com/chart/NXTBTC/rBvCmz0g-NXT-one-more-wave/

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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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Happy Summer, and for our American audience, happy Fourth of July!

Stay tuned next week as we continue to provide you with all the relevant and exciting news for Nxt, Ardor, and all things involving the accelerating growth of the blockchain space.

Follow us on Twitter for important breaking updates during the week as they happen. Stay committed and stay informed fellow Nxters! See you next week.

Nxt News – June 2017 (IV): They Didn’t Know It Was Impossible So They Did It

June 2017 (IV)

 

Welcome again, fellow Nxters!

Whatever your interest and whoever you are, you are in the right place for your comprehensive analysis of all things Nxt. Last week was eventful, with many interesting and exciting opportunities presenting themselves:

NXT COMMUNITY

NXT AE

DEVELOPMENT

PRICE EVOLUTION

 

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


NXT COMMUNITY

We need your assistance Nxters! One of the best aspects of the Nxt community is our amazingly dedicated members. Wonderful members have been working on the creation of a suitable logo for IGNIS, the first child chain to be issued on the Ardor Platform. Our unstoppable Ardor forging platform needs a suitably awesome and iconic logo for the first child chain.

With that in mind, we have a new incentive, a bounty if you will. Excerpts of the framework are as follows:

Marenkar:

A couple of notes (…) after speaking with some others:

1) We would need the logo icon to be able to work when squared, as in being put in a frame with four equal sides. Sorry for not stating this earlier.

2) The word “IGNIS” is not required to be part of the logo, but it can be there.

Bounty

The designer of the selected entry will receive for their efforts 3000 NXT, which is about 500 USD with current exchange rates.

Source: https://nxtforum.org/general-discussion/ignis-logo-lets-create-one-together!/

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  • The Nxt Giveaways Continue

Easier hunt this week, 30 redeemable beer assets hanging on the blockchain to celebrate life, summer and the raising awareness of Nxt and Ardor, released for you at block height 1364704.

Not planning a visit to Copenhagen? You can transfer the asset to a friend instead.

INT. KATE’S JOINT, COPENHAGEN N – EVENING

First NxtBeer claimed, redeemed for an ecological pilsner from Ørbæk Brewery.

A new Easter egg hunt starts this week, and of course, takes place on the Nxt blockchain. Actually, can any other blockchain offer its users the ability to set up a treasure hunt via its Client GUI? To get access to the Eastereggs Nxt account and to learn about the hunts, read backIs there a nicer way to learn about Nxt and Ardor child chains?

Nxters, please help spread the word, plus follow https://twitter.com/OPeasterEggs.

Now get to work, Travin! 🙂

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  • NXT and Ardor Available in Payza Exchange

The Payza Exchange continues to grow the list of altcoins accepted as deposit options on the exchange, and this includes Nxt and Ardor. Cryptocurrencies continue to grow and gain mainstream acceptance. This is significant for us because it means that it will be very easy for Payza and other exchanges to add any asset of Monetary System that is issued on the Nxt or Ardor blockchain.

Members in most countries can now sell Ethereum, Ripple, Litecoin, Dash, Monero, Zcash and dozens of other cryptocurrencies to Payza.

Recently, Payza announced full Bitcoin support. Now, Payza has added altcoins as a deposit option, letting verified members sell the most popular Bitcoin alternatives. Over 50 different altcoins can now be exchanged with Payza, the full list can be found by accessing the altcoin deposit option within your Payza Account.”

“In the future, Payza members will also be able to buy altcoins, similar to how they can currently buy Bitcoin from Payza.

Source: https://blog.payza.com/payza-updates/announcements/exchange-ethereum-ripple-litecoin-more-sell-altcoins-payza/

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NXT AE

  • Janus – Summary & TradeMimic

Bjorn, the marketing director of Janus, has announced that he will now put forth 100% of his energy into Janus’ business work and to kick off TradeMimic.com.

Hello everyone, recently our team had a meeting (which we do almost weekly). This one however, focused on the priority of work and business direction.

The past 5-6 weeks I’ve been working on a side project for both the Janus and Ethereum classic community. I believe that it’s very helpful for our future growth and opens many doors and new opportunities for JNS investment.

The one drawback in our timeline is there is simply too much work with regards to upcoming business for me to finish, package, launch, and market the project I’ve been consumed with the past weeks. We identified the overwhelming need to focus much harder on our business work instead.
So from this point, the work I’ve been doing which expanded our blockchain presence, will be put on hold until 4 things that take priority over it are completed. This will actually benefit the side project and overall health of potential success in business and meeting timelines in a much better fashion.

So at this point we have basically

1. Wrap up etcbets.com little issues.
2. Upgrade BetterBets to new framework and games.
3. Finish content scraper site while testing potentially 1-2 new developers. (This is a side business that may or may not feed back to Janus tokens depending on their success rate)
4. Focus entirely on the creation, marketing, and launch of trademimic.com

Work and Janus team focus will be in that order, holding company creation should fall somewhere between action items #3-#4

Thank you for understanding, in my ambition sometimes I can become nearsighted to business need. And it was my team who reminded me of value focus before anything else. So big thank you to @ascendus @lobos and @almo3ree23

That, Nxters, in my humble opinion, is will, insight and showing respect towards one’s ecosystem at its highest.

Dividend incoming

In case you hold JNS on exchanges, remember to have your Janus tokens in your Nxt wallet or on Stock.exchange by July 1st to receive Janus profit sharing.

Sporting Janus 

https://twitter.com/Janus_Token/status/878965249675808768

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

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

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  • Claim your Adelphoi Tokens!

Adel, the forward moving blockchain incubator recently ICO’ed their Adelphoi (ADL) token and raised more than a million Euro. The Nxt based ADL token gives voting rights to individuals (members) that hold more than 2BTC equivalent (1BTC for initial investors).

ADL is trading on the free and decentralized global Asset Exhange as well as on Stocks.exchange, and the Adel team and community is currently working on getting ADL listed on more exchanges. The distribution to initial investors is ongoing.

Claim now

gdusil:

Over 200 Stakeholders still need to get their ADL coins. Reminders have been sent to confirm + validate your account if you haven’t done so already. Here is the guide, in case you missed it: http://dusil.com/2017/06/11/adel-community-nxt-address-token-generation/

Members only livecalls

We have over 25 project submission ideas and voting members are now being offered monthly live calls (to dial-in by audio or video) to give you updates on Adel, and hosted by top minds in business, blockchain and crypto. The goal is to establish a process for new idea submissions and to educate you on best practices for business planning, promotion and incubation.

Our first members only meeting is scheduled for July 3, 2017 at 20:00 CEST (UTC +2).

More information: www.adelphoi.io

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  • NXT Asset Silvercoin – ICO Begins

Silvercoin’s ICO went live on June 21 and runs until July 19. No bonus for early birds to miss as the price of Silvercoins (SVC) is fixed at a 0.00003 BTC equivalent per coin during the crowdsale. Purchases can be made with NXT, BTC, credit cards, bank transfers etc.  

Silvercoin’s creators proclaim in their whitepaper that the asset will “Solve the main problem facing independent website owners while solving the main problem facing the planet at the same time.”

Don’t take our word for it, here is an excerpt:

Those problems are named as Lack Of Website Monetization and Centralized Information.  

The solution is SilverCoin, the universal web monetization and community engagement platform that rewards you for sharing information and enabling others to do the same.  

It’s based on the Proof-of-Change (POC) protocol, where the more information you share and the more people you reach… the more you earn, and the more you change the world. With the result being an exponentially growing global peer-to-peer decentralized web information network.        

This Proof-of-Change crypto-affiliate protocol is incentivized by a blockchain-secured deflationary  rewards structure, which offers a truly equal opportunity to all people.

Another blockquote explains how the team will utilize Nxt/Ardor:

SilverCoin will initially be built using a modular integrative design that utilizes the best technologies currently available.

The three major technologies to be integrated into SilverCoin’s POC protocol (NXT, PAP, SMS) are all real world tested, arguably the best in their field and all are built around API’s and Plugins and are specifically designed for integration.

NXT was selected as the core blockchain tech for SilverCoin because in addition to the secure blockchain it provides many others features required by SilverCoin, including a decentralized asset exchange, marketplace, voting and cloud storage.

By using NXT/Ardor, our blockchain is maintained, secured and upgraded by some of the most-qualified blockchain devs on the planet, the NXT team.

Post Affiliate Pro (PAP) is the top affiliate tracking software available today. It contains multiple levels of tracking such as Browser cookies, HTML5 cookies, Flash cookies and IP address tracking. It provides lifetime and multi-level commissions, as well as multilingual support, banner ads, a secure dashboard, encrypted commission tracking and detailed reporting. It’s also a one-time cost for a lifetime license with continual updates and it comes with full dev. support, pay as you go and is designed for platform integration.

SMS verification provides an effective and low cost method to authenticate users at signup by having them verify that they are a real person, which is an essential internet-independent component in negating sign-up fraud. 

But what gives Silvercoin its value, one could ask? At first glance, it appears as if their method is building a viral marketing network around their asset and having a paid “SilverPlan”.

From the whitepaper:

[A] major aspect of SilverPlan is the Marketplace where you will be able to exchange your silvercoins for products and services. The 2 products planned to roll out first will be silver bullion coins and affordable website design packages.

SilverPlan will also include advanced video series on marketing, trading and wellness. In addition, it will act as a bridge connecting the Internet to Maidsafe’s Safenet. SilverPlan will require it’s own whitepaper before development begins.

So, it seems they want SVC to become a coin with real value inside the ecosystem they build. Maybe the way to obtain changes in this world really is by giving people the tools, as humans, no matter who they are, to become damn cool marketers and work together as a decentralized force in a fight for spreading truthful non-governmental approved information throughout the world. Incentivized by SVC coin bounties, and a building urge to learn more, do more, grow, help others grow, become the breathing outreaching starfish to be named: Proof. Of. Change.

The setup seems unorthodox, to say the least. Unfortunately, we have not yet had a chance to interview the creators behind the project and coin offering. Anticipate us doing so very soon!

SVC can be bought on the Nxt Asset Exchange with NXT and from c-cex.com with BTC, at your own risk.

Source and more information:

https://silvercoin.io/

https://www.nxter.org/ae

https://c-cex.com/?p=svc-btc

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DEVELOPMENT

  • Smart Phasing with Ardor

Nxt “Phasing” is the ability to split a Nxt transaction up into 2 phases (broadcasting it > executing it) and to set multiple conditions (up to 10) before the transaction is executed.

Riker announces that Phasing will be even smarter on Ardor:

To support more advanced phasing logic, we now added to Ardor the ability to create “Composite” voting models.

A composite model defines the voting models building blocks and the logic to bind them into an “Approve” or “Reject” decision.

The composite model supports the AND (&), OR (|) and NOT (!) logical operators and defines an expression which applies these operators on a combination of simple voting models.

Examples:
Using a NOT operator, allows you to setup a “dead man switch” so that funds are transferred to another account only in case an account did not approve this transaction until a certain height i.e. the account owner is assumed dead.

Using a NOT and AND operators, you can define that a transaction is approved at certain height only if none of the accounts in the whitelist has voted against it.

You can also define more complex conditions like approve a transaction only in case an account from a whitelist (i.e. a regulator, manager, judge etc) has approved it OR an account holding a certain number of tokens approved it i.e a user a stake holder etc.

The feature is not yet on testnet. Credits goes to petko for developing the server side logic.

Source: https://nxtforum.org/general-discussion/introduction-to-smart-phasing/msg233226/?topicseen#msg233226

Links:

https://nxter.org/tutorials
https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/why-nxt-great-1-phasing-bas-wisselink

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  • Weekly Reminder

This new section is dedicated to the technical side of our platform.

We are often asked questions about Nxt, Ardor, IGNIS, and blockchains that have been previously answered. So, just in case you have forgotten, or in case you are brand new to this scene and want to easily and efficiently learn to become a Nxter – a very sacred community – we present to you the inaugural section of the Weekly Reminder. 

About BTC and fiat on the Ardor Platform

From Riker, a platform core dev for both Nxt and Ardor:

We are working on an Ardor child chain pegged to BTC where the peg is ensured by a 3rd party business such as crypto exchange. You’ll be able to convert “real” BTC to child chain BTC at 1:1 ratio and then exchange these BTC using the on blockchain coin exchange to Ardor or Ignis or you’ll be able to trade existing assets directly against these child chain BTC so that asset price is denominated in BTC.

Similarly we are planning an EUR pegged chain and perhaps also a USD one.

 

Last week’s newsletter had vital information about our genesis and ICO. Like tokens on our platform, news travel very fast and it is easy to forget what the important basics that make up the foundation of our platform and our success are.

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PRICE EVOLUTION

  • TradingView – NXT Cup and Handle Pattern (Possibly Down)

Jun 18 when i was re create my chart of nxt change it to per day. i found that NXT it's look like a handle and cup pattern. so i try to figure it out what price it should be the benchmark. from my perspective i would take 0.0000585 and 0.00004322 Feel free to comment ! Note : STR 1.17% Give away will be held at 27 june this month. it will surely effect to the market. Jun 19 Comment: Resistance at 7k Jun 19 Trade active: Resistance broke. Trading active Fasten your sit belt see you on the moon ! TP at 0.000011xx
Jun 18 when i was re create my chart of nxt change it to per day. i found that NXT it’s look like a handle and cup pattern. so i try to figure it out what price it should be the benchmark. from my perspective i would take 0.0000585 and 0.00004322 Feel free to comment ! Note : STR 1.17% Give away will be held at 27 june this month. it will surely effect to the market. Jun 19 Comment: Resistance at 7k Jun 19 Trade active: Resistance broke. Trading active Fasten your sit belt see you on the moon ! TP at 0.000011xx

Source: https://www.tradingview.com/chart/NXTBTC/wz2XX9eE-NXT-Cup-and-Handle-pattern-possibly-down/

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  • TradingView – NXTBTC Buy Set Up

Source: https://www.tradingview.com/chart/NXTBTC/ebMddT2R-NXTBTC-Buy-Set-Up/

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  • Trading View – ARD we Missed the Plane but

Jun 19 ARD we Missed the Plane but We Have 2 Trades Short Trade Buy Limit @ 0.00009339 Target=0.00011344 Gain 20 % Sec Buy Long Buy limit @0.00007732 Target = 0.00015257 Gain 100 % We recommend Capital Management We ask Allaah to reconcile and repay Jun 20 Trade active: We ask Allaah to reconcile and repay Jun 20 Comment: Move Short Target to 0.00011144 Jun 20 Comment: active and gain profit Direct alhmdllah Jun 21 Trade closed manually: Close short Trade @0.00010720 Gain 15 % alhmd llah Jun 21 Comment: Sec Buy Still Limit Sec Buy Long Buy limit @0.00007732 Target = 0.00015257 Gain 100 %
Jun 19 ARD we Missed the Plane but We Have 2 Trades Short Trade Buy Limit @ 0.00009339 Target=0.00011344 Gain 20 % Sec Buy Long Buy limit @0.00007732 Target = 0.00015257 Gain 100 % We recommend Capital Management We ask Allaah to reconcile and repay Jun 20 Trade active: We ask Allaah to reconcile and repay Jun 20 Comment: Move Short Target to 0.00011144 Jun 20 Comment: active and gain profit Direct alhmdllah Jun 21 Trade closed manually: Close short Trade @0.00010720 Gain 15 % alhmd llah Jun 21 Comment: Sec Buy Still Limit Sec Buy Long Buy limit @0.00007732 Target = 0.00015257 Gain 100 %

Source: https://www.tradingview.com/chart/ARDRBTC/HWBxoODN-ARD-we-Missed-the-Plane-but/

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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 next week as we continue to provide you with all the relevant and exciting news for Nxt, Ardor, and all things involving the accelerating growth of the blockchain space. Follow us on Twitter for important breaking updates during the week as they happen. Stay committed and stay informed fellow Nxters!

Nxt News – June 2017 (II): Vision Without Execution is Just Hallucination

June 2017 (II)

 

Welcome back, fellow Nxters!
Here’s the latest news about Nxt and Ardor over the second week of June:

NXT COMMUNITY

NXT AE

DEVELOPMENT

NXT IN THE MEDIA

PRICE EVOLUTION

 

Below are more details about each topic.

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


NXT COMMUNITY

Wolffang, a Nxt community member, announced the opportunity for community members to create a logo for IGNIS and called creative souls in nxtforum.org to action:

Please let your creativity flow and give input or upload cool designs.

Maybe this can be useful information to start with:

IGNIS meaning:
fire| brightness; passion| glow of passion

One important thing to notice is that Jelurida and the Nxt Foundation have the final say.

We have 2 weeks before this “contest” closes! So let us say we’ll have until the 20th of June.

IGNIS will be the first child chain on the Ardor blockchain platform. It will be a chain that will have all the well-known features (built-in smart transactions like shuffling, voting, messaging, data cloud, asset exchange, monetary system, aliases, digital goods store, multi-phased transactions, etc) of the Nxt blockchain platform. Assets issued on IGNIS will be tradeable across all new child chains as well, with the trading fee in the child chain the user is in. Another upside to holding a stake in this chain has recently been announced by Jelurida, with their proposal of the “JPL license“.

All IGNIS will be created in the Ardor Genesis Block, and 50% of them (5.000.000.000) IGNIS will be given to holders of NXT on a 1:0,5 basis, with the other half of IGNIS sold by Jelurida in an ICO, to enable them to do future development and pay bounties.

You can upload your IGNIS logo proposal or comment on the ones already posted at:

https://nxtforum.org/general-discussion/ignis-logo-lets-create-one-together!

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  • Nxt Foundation Will Be At Money2020 Expo 

On June 2017, Copenhagen will once again take center stage as companies and individuals disrupting how consumers and businesses manage, spend, and borrow money come together for this event. Hyperledger will have a large 10’ x 20’ booth space, staffed by IntellectEU, the Nxt Foundation, and Norbloc.

Travin Keith will be going for Nxt Foundation. Go get’em, Travin!!! 🙂

If any of you readers want to attend the biggest blockchain event in Europe and help him out but you don’t have a ticket yet, do use the promo code HYPER200 for a 200 EUR discount off Money20/20 registration.

Source: https://www.hyperledger.org/event/money-2020-europe

Nxt Foundation: https://www.nxtfoundation.io

Money 20/20 Copenhagen Website: https://www.money2020europe.com/

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  • NXT BustaBit Gaming is Coming…

Here an update from Bjorn and the Janus team:

bjorn_bb [6:54 PM]

Just a quick developer update

1. Final ETCbets.com additions and fixes

2. Conversion of BetterBets.io to the new code (NXT will have Parabolic (Bustabit) game!!)

3. Hiring developers, and starting them on the work and businesses coming the next 6 months.

4. Much more TBA
This is over the next month

90% of NXT profits from BetterBets.io are shared among all Janus token holders.

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  • Stocks.Exchange

Stocks.exchange is a new startup which is a centralized exchange that had a soft launch a few months ago with BTC <> NXT / ARDR / JNS / ETH / ADL pairs, as well as NXT < > Nxt assets: JNS / LNK / STEX.

Launched by Vadym Kurylovych (@vk in nxtxhat.slack.com) with the vision of building a “worldwide stock exchange market where anybody from anywhere can invest in any business worldwide using cryptocurrencies (BTC, ETH, NXT, others) or fiat money” as well as a place where “businesses can issue their stocks (assets, tokens) on major established crypto platforms (NXT, ARDOR, ETH, etc), sell them, do business, and pay dividends to each stock holder in one click”.

Stocks.exchange is currently in development but the exchange is working and said to be is safe and secure to use already. It also pays out dividends from asset issuers to asset holders without the holders having to withdraw to a Nxt account of their own. So, we can infer that “in development” means that Vadym Kurylovych aims for stocks.exchange to become something much larger than just an exchange.

Stocks.exchange has issued its own asset as well, STEX (asset ID 4110498475301476439).

Stocks.Exchange could become that supplement to the Nxt Asset Exchange that will push it back into the ICO game and open the eyes of investors and new entrepreneurs to its advantages over successors such as Ethereum. The Nxt ecosystem hasn’t had a good dedicated BTC < > Nxt AE online exchange since the SAE (Secure Asset Exchange), a popular front-end for the Nxt Asset Exchange, which drove high volume to the AE with its seamless Shapeshift integration.

The current ICO hype isn’t the first in crypto, but the second. We see a broader crowd of investors now than the Nxt AE experienced in the first wave and the Nxt AE has only been improved with more stable features since its launch in 2014. The community marketing budget though has been small to non-existent, and something new is needed to help people see through the mist.

Technology and security-focused startups currently choose Nxt and Ardor, with its scalability and asset trading across all child chains in their own token, as well as startup-friendly exchanges, like stocks.exchange, which see the necessity of allowing asset issuers to pay dividends and may draw attention back to the AE. Nxter.org will, of course, follow (and push) the development with interest, and we welcome to the ecosystem, Vadym! 🙂

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  • Easter Eggs Are Eaten

Last week we told you about NxtBridge OFFLINE, an easy way to create cold storage accounts and sign any Nxt transaction OFFLINE. In the end of the section we wrote:

OOOPS: Did I really expose the passphrase to the demo account in that video? Oh boy. The first who logs in to the account can have the NXT and ARDR in it. There’s also a clue to follow if you log in, which leads to another asset Easter egg!

Few hours later a user had not just emptied the account for NXT and ARDR, but also found that the encrypted Charles Bukowski quote which had been received by the EasterEggs account could be used to open a password-protected file which had recently been uploaded to the Nxt Data Cloud. This revealed 12 random words, the passphrase to an account that held 100 NXTP assets.

Those are long gone now. Congrats to the Nxter that won and who, by the way, surprised us by using the Eastereggs account to cast a vote in Nxter Magazine’s newsletter-poll. – Nice one! 🙂

A new transaction has been sent to the alias EasterEggs. Here’s a clue: Twitter handle @OPeasterEggs.

NxtBridge OFFLINE video tutorials are available at https://www.nxter.org/nxtbridge-offline.

You can use the NxtBridge plugins on any WordPress site to get a Nxt TIP Button, show account ledger, broadcast transactions to the Nxt Blockchain, and show live Nxt AE information, like https://nxter.org/assethub.

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  • Nxter Newsletter will Continue in its Current Form

I issued a poll about this very newsletter last week.

Nxter Newsletter Poll (ID 15893442631575921861).
No minimum balance was required to vote. 1 vote per account.

The result:

  1. We have more readers than voters.
  2. Voters want more of what we give them already.

Thanks to all participants!

If you’d like to help Nxt, Ardor and the Nxter team by writing about Nxt, Ardor, use cases, the AE market, your price analysis, or share other ideas, as well as help us code and spread the word on social media, please let us know. DM apenzl on nxtforum.org, in nxtchat.slack.com, or write us using this contact form.

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  • Get Out There and Shout

Here’s an important reminder, posted in Slack by Snooke, the author of steemit posts like “Why You Should Invest In Ardor And NXT Before It’s Too Late“, and “How I Doubled My Investment in 4 months and now have a Passive Income (…)“.

Snooke states:

I see so many people complaining or asking why NXT and ARDOR don’t reach those highs other cryptos reach. Well, I can tell you: Marketcap mostly has nothing to do with the tech alone. It’s about people knowing and recognizing a project.

You have to get out there! All of you! No matter how small or big in the social world you are. Do something for your investment! Spread the word and people will come. NXT/ARDR has an INCREDIBLE tech and AMAZING platform. I love it since 2013 and tried many more. But still come back to NXT. And when Ardor comes out, I will for sure use it for one of my businesses. (…)

You want NXT/ARDR to reach marketcaps like NEM, Stratis and co? Well, then do your community work and get the word out! Every single one of you! You have Twitter? You have Facebook? You have friends? You have Youtube? Do your part! (…)

Read the full article here:  https://nxtchat.slack.com/files/snoooke/F5N6VD93L/You_want_NXT_ARDR_price_to_rise__Then_read_this_

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NXT AE

  • Janus – Alphonso Morris Jr. Q & A

Three weeks ago, we welcomed Mr. Alphonso Morris Jr. to the Janus Team. The Q & A session with Janus’ new power tool and brand manager on Slack has now been killed by the 10K message limit. For those who couldn’t attend the event, missed it, or want to read it again, we have published this version:

https://nxter.org/alphonso-morris-joins-janus-project-team/

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  • Community Janus XT Token Share Program

In April, the Janus Team introduced the JanusXT token for holders of over 2 million Janus tokens. Those possessing JanusXT are eligible for special privileges and additional dividend payouts from other income streams. The profit distribution from ETCBets.com factors in both JNS as well as JanusXT token holders, and 20% of all IGNIS that Janus receives when Ardor is launched will be paid out to XT holders. The token also entitles holders to 40% of BetterBets.io casino income starting on March 2018. As more Janus business sites launch, more revenue from them will be added to the dividend stream.

Non-whales in the Janus community, known as dolphins and tunas, could only dream of getting a piece of this XT pie. However, this ended in the 1st of June, where an emergency plan for dolphins saw the light of day as a community initiative, with the Janus Team’s blessing, was initiated where a new token was issued on the Asset Exchange:

The fund manager, Merk, wrote in the Janus’ Slack:

6 spots remain for the Community Janus XT Share Program. If the 2,000,000 requirement is not reached by Friday June 16th, 2017, any current member already enrolled can purchase additional spots in 100,000 Janus increments to purchase the remaining spots.

The Community Janus XT Token Share program will tie up your Janus tokens until July 2nd, 2018 and they will not be accessible by anyone enrolled UNTIL that date.

Source and more information: #janusproject (Join Nxtchat on Slack)

News compilation about Janus

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  • Adel – Validate Your Nxt Account Now

The Adel community vote has come to an end, and the result is overwhelmingly in favor of moving forward:

Dusil:

Our community has voted and we have a majority “Yes” (by count and by weighted BTCs contributed) to activate the ADEL Ecosystem. Our next big step is to distribute ADL coins to all of you.

Investors: Validate Your Nxt Account

All stakeholders must verify that they have a valid passphrase by generating a token using their Nxt account (https://nxt.org/download/). Once a token is generated in the Nxt account, the stakeholder must copy this token into the appropriate field on the Adel Dashboard. Then, Adel will validate this token and activate the transfer of ADL coins to the stakeholder’s Nxt address.

These steps ensure that:

  1. The stakeholder’s Nxt Address is correct
  2. Their secret passphrase works (because tokens can only be generated with the correct passphrase)
  3. By clicking “Confirm” in the Dashboard the stakeholder confirms they have safely stored their secret passphrase.
  4. They have full access to their Nxt wallet.

Full instructions:
https://adelphoi.io/content/pdf/walkthrough-nxt-validation.pdf

SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT:

If your Adel ICO account is a new account, you must log in to the Nxt Client using your passphrase and not your account ID to generate the token. A new account is not registered in the blockchain until its public key is announced to the network by an outgoing transaction which is executed from the account OR when another Nxt account announces the account’s public key to the network.

It is always advised to send a transaction from the account or announce the public key to increase security. If you don’t have NXT, you can buy it from the following exchanges: https://nxter.org/exchanges/

Once you receive your ADLs, you will be able to trade them on the NXT Asset Exchange.

 

 

You can buy / sell ADL for BTC on https://stocks.exchange/trade/ADL/BTC

By accumulating over 62,962 ADLs, equivalent to about 2 BTC, you will be able to upgrade your wallet to gain “membership status”. As a voting member, you can participate in the direction of Adel while also getting employment opportunities. If you have questions, you can join the Adel public slack channel (https://adelchatinvite.herokuapp.com/). Also, Adel will try their best to quickly respond to email inquiries sent to adel@adelphoi.io

More information: www.adelphoi.io

Twitter    LinkedIn    Facebook     Reddit

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DEVELOPMENT

  • Nxt Voting System – Theoretical Use Case

Learn more about the Nxt Voting Feature with this theoretical use case of an election in the small town of Serenity:

The production of the video has been sponsored and coordinated by the Nxt Foundation.

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  • Jelurida Speeds Up the Blockchain

Last week Nxter Magazine reported that Jelurida has reached 100 TPS (Transactions Per Second) with Nxt. This week, IBS Intelligence covered this achievement and wrote:

Jelurida has announced the results of a blockchain workshop ran on 15th May. It claims a dramatic difference in Nxt software performance compared to its competitors, in this case, processing more than ten times the number of transactions that could be currently handled by Bitcoin in the same time frame.

The test workshop, which used a modified version of a Nxt 1.11.5 private blockchain instance, saw three million transactions submitted to the blockchain by a load testing tool, while the nodes behaviour and performance were carefully inspected and profiled.

Jelurida plans to run further tests to ensure that all users can benefit from these optimisations on the public blockchain in addition to private versions.

Source: https://ibsintelligence.com/ibs-journal/jelurida-shows-off-nxt-platform/

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NXT IN THE MEDIA

  • Nxt Explained by KRUT

KRUT a Russian blogger has created a playlist of short and exact videos on YouTube where he explains Nxt, the project and the blockchain features, the Nxt Client, and how to buy NXT.

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  • Tommy World Power: My Top 10

“A list of the top 10 cryptocurrencies I have my eye on.” Ardor is mentioned around 18:38.

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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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Nxt News – June 2017 (I): Intellectuals Solve Problems, Geniuses Avoid Them

June 2017 (I)

 

Welcome Nxters!
Here’s the latest news about Nxt and Ardor over this first wonderful week of June:

NXT COMMUNITY

NXT AE

DEVELOPMENT

NXT IN THE MEDIA

PRICE EVOLUTION

 

Below are more details about each topic.

This week’s newsletter is put together by apenzl, RubenBC, jose, and is proof-read by marenkar.


NXT COMMUNITY

  • Jelurida – Blockchain Expo in Estrel, Berlin

Jelurida was presented by Kristina and Tomi at Blockchain Expo Europe, which was held in Estrel, Berlin, from June 1-2. The event was focused on learning about blockchain and building partnerships in this emerging space as well as explore the industries that are set to be disrupted the most by this new technology. These include the legal sector, financial services, healthcare, insurance, energy, music, government, real estate, and numerous others.

kristina [7:22 AM]:
Good morning, everybody! Yes, really great time, a lot of people were visiting our booth and I didn’t have time to make many pictures.

I am really getting used to the interest that Nxt and Ardor generate at these events (although I slightly lost my voice from talking for two days). Once again thanks to all the people who came at the Nxt/Ardor booth at the Blockchain Expo in Berlin!

Source and more information: https://nxtforum.org/general-discussion/jelurida-attending-blockchain-expo-europe/msg232059/?topicseen#msg232059

https://blockchain-expo.com/europe

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  • MyNXT.info Is Back 

MyNxt.info, a popular 3rd party Nxt online wallet + awesome blockchain explorer has been under maintenance for the past few months. However,  registrations are open once again today. New users can now enjoy the easy-to-use online wallet, along with plugins like ‘Nxt Assets’, ‘Nxt Monetary’, and even the full Nxt NRS Client without having to download the blockchain.

Mynxt.info was started in 2014 by abuelau. In 2015, it got passed over to SuperNET, which was going to update it with its latest 3rd party Nxt additions, such as InstantDEX, the MultiGateWay, and block explorers for all the SuperNET core coins.

However, the developers never received proper funding. Initial developers Tosch and VanBreuk updated the Nxt wallet and block explorer, but Tosch understandably left to take care of other projects due to the lack of compensation. We can thank the Nxt Foundation for the current fixes as they hired development company BTownWeb and paid the bill, in addition to coordinating some fixes with Lobos from Janus, so you all can use the MyNxt.info services again.

Please consider tipping VanBreuk for his endless hours and support, as well as everything else. Tip hard working Nxters, please. Read on.

More information: https://mynxt.info/blockexplorer/

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  • Nxt Foundation Welcomes Four New Annual Supporters 

Great, isn’t it? But you, yes YOU, if you haven’t paid support to the Nxt Foundation yet, I think you should take action, like right now. Has Nxt or Ardor been good to you? Do you want it to do better? Remember, the Nxt Genesis and development got funded with 21 Bitcoins back in 2013. Only 21 BTC to BCNext in one of the first blockchain ICOs ever. Unfortunately, he left, and none of those Bitcoins went to marketers, Nxter.org, or the Nxt Foundation.

The Supporter Program was launched in early 2017 with the purpose of creating a source of regular funding for the activities of the Foundation to promote the use of Nxt and Ardor blockchain technology. Becoming a supporter also comes with many benefits, such as being listed on this page and having your own @nxtcommunity.io or @ardorcommunity.io email address. Please note, however, that while the Foundation is grateful to its supporters, being one is not a sign of endorsement from the Foundation.

https://www.nxtfoundation.io/supporters

Source and more information: nxtforum.org/news-and-announcements/nxt-foundation-supporter-program/

www.nxtfoundation.io/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/Nxt-Foundation-Marketing-Strategy-2017.pdf

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  • Capodieci  – Differences Between Smart Contracts and Smart Transactions in The Blockchain Summit, organized by the UNICOM 

Blockchain expert Roberto Capodieci, partner of the Nxt Foundation, CEO of DeBuNe, DigitalBillionsOTDocs, (Open Trade Docs) and founder of TheSoundKey and Go.Notifile.me, will be giving a 45-minute educational presentation of the differences between Smart Transactions like on Nxt and Smart Contracts like on Ethereum.

The Blockchain Summit, organized by the UNICOM will take place on 16th June 2017 Singapore. The Blockchain Conference 2017 will bring together a diverse range of experts who will discuss all the opportunities, challenges and exciting possibilities in innovation and disruption that can be leveraged in Singapore using this technology.

Blockchain is a revolutionary technology that minimizes fraud and maximizes efficiency, security & transparency in supply chains, healthcare, global money systems, financial technologies, democratic elections, auction of public assets, energy trading, electronic record authentication, delivery of Government services, IoT and much, much more. Blockchain technology in the information age represents the critical intersection between the financial rails, social networking, and powerful decentralised networks.

Source and additional information: http://www.unicomlearning.com/2017/Blockchain_Summit_Singapore/

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  • Capodieci – “Tic Tac Toe”: Playing with the Blockchain Consensus

Does he know what he is talking about? Better believe it!

Meet Capodieci in this Interview  |  Roberto in: FinTech Asia votes on the Nxt Blockchain

In this 2-day course we will design the flow of a Blockchain powered “Tic Tac Toe” game where, regulated by the Blockchain Consensus System, users can play one against the other, one Blockchain transaction at a time. While having fun, you will gain an understanding that Blockchain is more than a “distributed ledger”; you will also learn about the difference between a “Smart Contract” and a “Smart Transaction,” how the Blockchain Consensus works, and what it can be used for. After this course, each participant should have acquired the conceptual notions to design systems that are able to solve any decentralised and distributed process using Blockchain as a parameterised communication channel between parties

Requirements

  • Attendees should have at least a basic understanding of Blockchain technology
  • Optional: have a copy of Nxt installed in your computer (download from: https://nxt.org/download)

Duration: 2 days
Venue: Singapore University of Social Sciences (formerly known as SIM University)

Source: http://www.suss.edu.sg/CET/Documents/Roberto%20Capodieci%20-%20Distributed%20Tic%20Tac%20Toe%20playing%20with%20the%20Blockchain%20consensus.pdf

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  • NXTBridge – Cold Storage and OFFLINE Signing

In the last newsletter, I, apenzl that is, was quoted for announcing some video tutorials.

Are you afraid to lose your funds? So am I. Luckily, Scor2k has developed a small downloadable html client as part of our growing NxtBridge Suite, which makes it easy to create Nxt Cold Storage accounts and also sign any Nxt transaction OFFLINE (broadcast it via NxtBridge or just a public Nxt node). No one but you will ever see the passphrase as it NEVER has to be exposed to the internet.

The NxtBridge Suite of programs is mainly developed by scor2k in partnership with NXTER.ORG, and aims to build a bridge between ordinary internet users/website admins and the Nxt (and soon Ardor) blockchain features. No account or transaction info is stored on central servers, just code providing access and functionality. More announcements will be made when appropriate. For now, here’s how you can download the NxtBridge-OFFLINE html page and use it to create an account and sign any transaction.

More NxtBridge video tutorials are available at https://www.nxter.org/nxtbridge-offline.

You can also use the NxtBridge plugins on any WordPress site to get and show live Nxt AE information, TIP Button, account ledger, and to broadcast OFFLINE signed transactions to the Nxt Blockchain.

OOOPS: Did I really expose the passphrase to the demo account in that video? Oh boy. The first who logs in to the account can have the NXT and ARDR in it. There’s also a clue to follow if you log in, which leads to another asset Easter egg!

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NXT AE

  • New section?

Or should we rather write a separate Market Report?

We used to have a Market Report, before trolls killed the AE market. But, lately asset issuing and AE trading is reviving. So, if you’d like a separate Newsletter for assets, one to go along with the /assethub news, please let us know.

Cast your vote in your Nxt Client:
Voting System > Active Polls > Nxter Newsletter Poll (ID 15893442631575921861).

The poll is open until Saturday, no minimum balance is required to vote. 1 vote per account.

Nxt has lots of hidden treasures on the AE! Some dead assets, sure, but lots of really good stuff out there too, issued under the radar, by entrepreneurs from different countries, but all on the same stable and secure blockchain, Nxt. All of which could use some Nxter love and attention.

We can build it up, people. There’s no need to sit back and wait for Ardor to arrive when the features are already here, in production, on Nxt! Remember, issued assets can be moved to Ardor!

So, if you’d like to help by writing about Nxt, the Nxt AE market, post your price analysis or just share ideas, let me know. Start a personal blog on Nxter.org, or let’s work together on spreading the word in others ways.

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  • Adel – It’s Time To Vote!

The ICO is over. 443,8 BTC (1M 6.474 € current fiat value) has been reached with 590 participants.

Congrats to the team.

Jess Allen, marketing professional for Adel, did a great final effort and wrote in Slack: “THANK YOU COMMUNITY – on Monday we had 300 BTC – 3 days later we ended with 439BTC (unofficial – just what I see online)… thanks for sharing, liking, engaging, contributing… history was written today… thank you for being part of it”.

Gabriel Dusil takes over:

Our minimum target was 900 BTC. But even though we did not reach this minimum, Adel will proceed with a voting module to decide whether members would like to proceed with Adel. We are passionate about our vision, and we have great plans for the ecosystem. We have presented a compelling plan to proceed with Adel in WP#11, and we believe contributors to our ICO are also passionate about our vision. We want to plow forward with Adel, because the seed capital raised is enough to establish momentum to build the second phase of our ecosystem (see our roadmap in WP#10).

There is much more upside in bonuses than in the original plan:

VOTE HERE

The voting window for WP#11 is now live for 1+ BTC members.

Gabriel Dusil writes:

The way we look at it – everyone wins:

  • – Participants Win: The participants get a better return on their ICO contributions, due to a more attractive bonus structure (i.e. there are up to 40% in ADL coin bonuses by agreeing to the plan in WP#11). Participants who get their contributions in ADL will be able to sell their coins on the exchanges.- Community Wins: There will be two more ICO rounds left to expand the community and incubate more projects! So this is just the beginning of a great road ahead. Those participants from ICO Round 1 will receive a special “Community founding member” status in future initiatives.

  • Community Wins: There will be two more ICO rounds left to expand the community and incubate more projects! So this is just the beginning of a great road ahead. Those participants from ICO Round 1 will receive a special “Community founding member” status in future initiatives.- Market Wins: by listing ADL on the exchanges, new members will be able to join the community and contribute to business plans and successful projects. The current plan is to list on CryptoDAO, Stocks.Exchange, Bittrex, and C-

  • Market Wins: by listing ADL on the exchanges, new members will be able to join the community and contribute to business plans and successful projects. The current plan is to list on CryptoDAO, Stocks.Exchange, Bittrex, and C-Cex.

  • Ecosystem Wins: The Adel market cap begins at 6.9m Euros based on our initial fixed rate of .07 Eurs calculated in WP#11 against the balance of the 100m ADL coins released in the future.

  • Adel Wins: Adel establishes a reserve to raise more funds for projects in the exchanges (the funds will stay in escrow till the 2nd phase license is obtained, as with the original plan). This reserve is essentially a Post ICO funding opportunity to raise seed capital for projects, and further serves to strengthen the community’s project portfolio.

 We consider our ICO a major success – especially in terms of the Nxt blockchain – and are happy to be partnering with such a great team in Nxt and Ardor. Adel is the first KYC/AML/CTF compliant ICO in the world, and even though we were not able to include the Americans in the ICO, we still managed to raise over 1m US$. (Two thirds of people looking at our website every day, were Americans). We are also one of the few ICO’s that has *significant* substance to our business model and future vision. Despite some significant roadblocks to our ICO, we have 590 participants from over 70 countries around the world.

I can’t predict the future, but this is crypto, so you never know what could happen to ADL once it’s released on the exchanges.

If you have any questions, you can also join Adel public slack channel (https://adelchatinvite.herokuapp.com/). Also, Adel will try their best to quickly respond to email inquiries sent to adel@adelphoi.io

More information: www.adelphoi.io

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  • Janus – Monthly Dividend Paid – And Some Give-Aways

On June the 1st, the Janus team paid 313,996.03 NXTs in dividend to Janus asset holders. They have recently started some giveaway campaigns in order to gain attention to their platform, such as with Stocks.exchange, which announced that they are running a promotional campaign for Janus.

In this following video, Ken from CryptoWarriors gives a short introduction to Janus and janustoken (JNS), the dividend-paying Nxt asset. 1950 JNS will be given away in his contest, where participants try to guess the $ value of a Bitcoin on the forthcoming Friday. Closest 4 participants will be given JNS.

Source and more information: #janusproject (Link to join Nxtchat on Slack)

News compilation about Janus

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A press release, about Janus’ past, present and promising future, has been sent out this week to medium to large media outlets around the world, which should reflect in more media coverage about the Janus asset and the Janus Project soon.

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DEVELOPMENT

  • Nxt Blockchain – Full Changelog

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Source and more information: https://www.jelurida.com/

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  • Nxt Blockchain – Loadtest Results

Here are the results from a blockchain workshop conducted on May 15th, 2017. The test was performed using a modified version of an Nxt 1.11.5 private blockchain instance. During the test, 3 million sendMoney transactions were submitted to the blockchain by a load testing tool, while the behavior and performance of the nodes were carefully inspected and profiled.

Test results and observations are listed below:

Hardware

  • Node #1 – Asus N752VX 16GB RAM 256GB SSD Windows 10 64 bit
  • Node #2 – Dell Latitude E5550 16GB RAM 512GB SSD Windows 7 64 bit
  • Network – 1 Gigabit Ethernet

Software

  • Nxt 1.11.5 with modifications running as private blockchain
  • Java 1.8.0_131
  • JMeter 3.1 loader utility

Test Configuration

  • Two forging nodes each funded with 100M NXT
  • sendMoney transactions
  • 3 Million confirmed transactions over a time period of over 8 hours
  • Block time of 1 minute
  • The existing 256 Transactions per Block limit has been removed

Node Configuration

  • nxt.peerReconnectDelay=0
  • nxt.peerUpdateDelay=0
  • nxt.maxNumberOfTransactions=72000
  • nxt.maxUnconfirmedTransactions=72000
  • nxt.peerServerDoSFilter.maxRequestsPerSec=3000
  • nxt.wellKnownPeers=<node1>;<node2>

Results

  • Sustainable throughput of 100 TPS (Transactions per Second)
  • CPU utilization average of 30%
  • Memory consumption of 3 GB

Observations

  • Unlike the blockchain used by the loadtest, the current production public blockchain is practically limited to around 12 TPS on top of the 256 transactions per block artificial limit which further limits its throughput to around 4 TPS. At the moment higher throughput is not needed, however, it can be provided relatively quickly.
  • Scaling the blockchain to 100 TPS required complex optimizations. These optimizations won’t be released under the GPLv2 license. They will be available only for commercial private blockchain projects or blockchains running under the JPL license.
  • For a single workstation forging independently, maximum performance was 280 TPS.
  • For the dual node test, the main limiting factor was fork resolution, switching to a better fork is a resource intensive operation – we should see improvement in this respect in Ardor due to more efficient peer networking.
  • Workstation CPU and Memory were not maxed out by this test, from this we conclude that:
    • I/O and mainly database performance is the limiting factor
    • SSD drive is a must have for a high performance node
    • Hardware with slower CPU and less RAM should still achieve similar results
  • More specifically, the H2 database, currently used by Nxt, represents a possible bottleneck. We are looking into replacing it with an external database for commercial blockchain deployments.

Conclusion

Being able to scale to 100 TPS is a great achievement for Nxt, however we are not stopping here. For Ardor, we are planning to invest a lot of resources into load testing and scalability to make it an even more scalable blockchain solution.

Source and more information: https://www.jelurida.com/nxt-loadtest-results

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NXT IN THE MEDIA

  • Steemit – How I Doubled my Investment in 4 Weeks and Now Have a Passive Income Getting Dividends Every Month

We’d like to point out that we are just sharing the opinion of an analyst because they are referring to NXT. However, that doesn’t mean that Nxter approves nor disapproves this opinion. Investors are always responsible for doing their own proper research and analyze the risks when investing in volatile markets such as cryptocurrencies.

Source and more information: https://steemit.com/cryptocurrency/@askaran/how-i-doubled-my-investment-in-4-weeks-and-now-have-a-passive-income-getting-dividends-out-of-it-every-month

 

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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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