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Nxter News – November 2018 III: Only Those who Attempt the Absurd can Achieve the Impossible

Nxter News | November 2018 (III)

Only Those who Attempt the Absurd
can Achieve the Impossible

Welcome, dear Nxters and other followers!

At the time I found my interest for blockchain, started following Nxt and began writing newsletters, Nxt's potential almost seemed absurd to me. I fell in love with the idea of cheap crossborder transactions 24/7, decentralization, "banking" the unbanked, and then, as Nxt evolved, with the DNS alias system, p2p crowdfunding, pegged coins, ICO’s on the decentralized asset exchange, dividend payments, the p2p marketplace, earning (forging) interest inside an energy efficient PoS blockchain system, opposed to paying interest for keeping your hard-earned savings in a bank.

Nxt was 3rd on CoinMarketCap - all top 25 "assets" were running on Nxt. Every blockchain developer knew Nxt, still does. It was absurd that the “crypto” media ignored it. And then, the absurdity of Nxt clones raising millions in ICO’s, leading to a Nxt community split, where most turned their back on the leaders of blockchain innovation, just as they spawned Ardor’s scalable parent-child chain architecture. The absurd silence from Jean-Luc. The absurd feeling when the core devs incorporated the project we had all worked on. We agreed it was necessary to obtain the impossible - standing up against the well-funded white papers and their smaller visions.

It was absurd to discuss a Nxt and Ardor “killer app”. A new Silk Road? It’s done. CryptoKitties? All it did was stresstest Ethereum and show its shortcomings. Nxt and Ardor themselves are the killer apps. The absurdity of developers insisting on re-inventing the wheel. The absurdity of mainstream media and 3rd party devs waiting for Buterin to switch Ethereum into PoS and solve its scalability issues when a smarter solution is running in production. The absurdity of "experts" insisting that blockchains aren’t usable IRL yet when in fact Dominium, Mobs, Triffic, EZYcount, Jelurida, show the opposite.

The absurdity of 2 ego-maniacs destroying everything we’ve bled to build, all of us in this cryptospace, them fighting a hash-war that only serves to show that PoW has become a centralized joke. Who wants to use a publicly controlled PoW blockchain after this? The absurdly large gap between inventors and investors. The absurd in making an investment without understanding the nature of it; that a coin is not a stock. The ultra absurd animosity towards people that lost money in the crash. The clash of cultures. In the Want against the Need. In the I against the Us.

The absurdity of prices. The absurdism of governments saying they don’t want to stifle innovation, while at the same time they crack down hard because they try to fit a disruptive emerging tech with an inbuilt new token economy system into the only boxes they know - that of utility tokens and security tokens. Of useless tokens being pumped.

The absurdity of blockchain tokens being held on exchanges. The absurdity of a technological revolution so tightly interwoven with money that devs can’t change the technology for the better, because of too many interests involved that don’t give a shit about tech and society, but about making hard cash. The absurdity of seeing businesses that can benefit from using a blockchain give up their business plans because they fear sudden legal consequences of using tokens. The absurdity of banks laundering billions of dollars, printing unbacked money to earn interest from the poor, crashing economies, passing the bill to their victims, protected, because they sponsor the politicians who do not want to “stifle innovation” as long as they can stay in control, protecting the dysfunctional system. Grow, expand, take more of the world, make more money and hide it - oh you jolly 1%, it’s impossible. Because innovation can't be stopped. The absurdity of punishing whistleblowers. We are coming.

We thank you, for letting us take you through another productive week that was;

 

JELURIDA

> Events!
> Ardor Updates 3

COMMUNITY

> Nxter Puzzle: A Week With Elizabeth
> A Lightweight Contracts Course
> Collect Creatures
> A Blockchain Reputation System

EXCHANGES

> Top 3 Exchanges by Volume This Week
> Community VOTE: Support your Tokens

BUSINESS

> Triffic
> Bitswift
MOBS

CLONES

> Ryacoin Snapshot and Principles


This week's newsletter is put together by apenzl, Jose, and rubenbc.
Translations are published as they come in - Spanish | Russian | Chinese | Korean

Jelurida Status Update

The first Ardor hackathon is ongoing, and the Lightweight Contracts UI got an overhaul. In the meantime, Jelurida is tirelessly representing Ignis, Ardor, and NXT around the world

Events!

Private Spaces

Lior, always busy behind the scenes...

The Future IS DIgital, Nov. 19

Veronica and Alberto Fernandez paid a visit to ISDI. A "worldwide leader in digital education, helping professionals, entrepreneurs, enterprises, and institutions to close the competitive gap to the digital era", they write on their website.

ISDI has campuses in Madrid, Barcelona, Mexico, and Silicon Valley.

KWASU Campus Blockchain Hackathon, Nov. 19-21

Adedayo Adebajo spoke at the KWASU Campus Blockchain Hackathon, the second in a series of blockchain hackathons which take place on five African universities, with a grand finale to be held at the International Conference Centre, CBD, Abuja, Nigeria.

The hackathon is meant to engage the academia "on everything and anything they need to know about the Blockchain, and how it relates to Business". The winning team of the hackathon will be rewarded with the sum of N100,000 (One Hundred Thousand Naira) and will also be eligible for the National Campus Blockchain Hackathon Event in February 2019.

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Ardor Updates 3

Ardor Updates is a video series that summarises the most important events of the month. Here's October/early November.

A new Ardor Updates video has been uploaded to Jelurida's Ardor Platform Youtube channel last week. If you follow our weekly Nxter News you will know its content, but watch this great video summary of events as a reminder about what goes on, and what is in the pipeline. The show is hosted by CryptoDemetrius.

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COMMUNITY

Nxter Puzzle | A Week With Elizabeth

Every week a puzzle is released for your pleasure. Inside the puzzles lie an IGNIS reward, that the first person to solve the puzzle can lay hands on. Seek Thou Must, to find the hidden passphrase, then withdraw the IGNIS in the account it opens.

This week, we are honored to see the director of the Ardor & Nxt Group (ANG) tweet words that can give you access to a NxterPuzzle prize account with 300 IGNIS, if you catch all the words and combine them. But wait - there's more. Inside the prize account, you will find an encrypted message. Follow its instructions, solve a bonus puzzle (if you can), and pick up more IGNIS. This means, there's a second chance to win if you don't get to the Twitter prize account first. All details here:

Elizabeth is using the occasion and her role as the main character of our NxterPuzzle challenge this week, to showcase both new and older stuff that you might have missed or forgotten about. It's a really worth checking her tweet-series out!

A Lightweight Contracts Course

Eric Funk is back with another Ardor course on Udemy! This time about the Lightweight Contracts system, and how to use it. Watch it now - it's free.

Did you take the Ardor Bootcamp course? (if not, you can use the discount code from our review). Now its creator Eric Funk follows up with a class on Ardor Lightweight Contracts development: The Blockchain Contract Developer Course For Beginners!

Lightweight Contracts are those smart stateless blockchain contracts that everyone is talking so damn much about (if they read Nxter Magazine)! ... Jelurida's unique approach to letting you connect blockchain to the world outside with oracles, automated tasks, and/or build your own blockchain Dapps that use the Ardor API or any other you like. Funds are safu, because the contracts are not part of the consensus, and you can even win a hackathon right now if you're smart and know how these Java contracts work 😉 The Udemy course is free if you use this coupon code: "ARDOR-CONTRACTS".

Here is the link:
https://www.udemy.com/blockchain-contract-developer-course-for-beginners/

Eric Funk writes:

Can I ask you guys a favor? 1) Go sign up for the class! 2) Leave a review and a few sentences about why you like it 3) Spread the link and the free coupon code to as many people as possible!

The course is a Beginner's course. You will learn how to install and run the Ardor client, and build a Hello World contract. Expect more advanced courses to follow, but if you've never used the Ardor Contract System before, this is an absolute must-see-and-attend series!

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Collect Creatures

Tarasca DAO is tokenizing a collection of cards called “Mythical Creatures of the World”, which will be available, tradeable and playable on Ignis. Here they share their methods and research.

Tarasca DAO uses Ignis and Ardor to fulfill their vision.

They write:

We want to value the inexhaustible creativity of the peoples of the world, who have filled the geography of the continents with an immense variety of fantastic creatures. Knowing their mythological beings is a first step to get into their way of seeing the world, something necessary to love and care for the cultural diversity of the planet.

The creatures in Tarasca DAO's first card selection are designed by the Galician artist Ana Santiso, accompanied by a brief description of their history and meaning in the culture of origin. Thomas Schmall is the team member responsible for creating the overall design of the project. There will be 50 cards, 10 creatures from each continent, classified by Terrestrial, Aquatic or Aerial, and all endowed with attributes; Strength, Speed, Magic, Resistance; which will allow Tarasca DAO (and others) to build games with them.

"A lightweight contract will receive all payments, shuffle the cards, send the right number of cards to the buying account, and distribute a part of the payment to the collectors who have a complete collection of cards. Cards can be transferred and traded over the blockchain."

"Collectors who manage to collect the entire collection will receive a percentage of the income generated by the sales of cards. This reward will be managed automatically by the same intelligent contract that will sell the trading cards, so that the entire process and accounting are perfectly transparent."

Source

The Tarasca web wallet is currently in the private testing phase. It will show the cards the collector owns, facilitate the purchase of random card packs and give easy access to the decentralized Ardor market where collectors can exchange cards.

If YOU are interested in registering, selling, auctioning and tracking your own artworks on the blockchain, Tarasca DAO already did the research, and they share their methods with you in the following 2 tutorials that explain how you can nail it:

Artworks in the blockchain (I). Copyright.
Artworks in the blockchain (II). Tokenization.

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Blockchain Reputation System

Blockchains should solve problems, not create them.
On the decentralized market scammers can have a very profitable ball, therefore a Reputation System is in the works. 

In a new blog post, Lior Yaffe explains why he thinks a blockchain reputation system is the next thing needed, why it's a necessary tool to drive mainstream adoption, and why a hybrid of centralized and decentralized Reputation Management will be a better solution than starting one off from scratch inside a closed blockchain system.

The third challenge in the ongoing Ardor Hackathon is coding an Identification Verification contract, which - in effect - will provide such a reputation system to the Ardor blockchain platform. Users will be able to connect her/his social media accounts, website or e-commerce store to her/his blockchain account ID, and the contract will set an account property on the account, confirming the owner's public reputation.

Lior writes:

I believe lightweight contracts can be used to provide a bridge between well-established centralized reputation system and the low fee high availability of decentralized applications. Solving the reputation problem will open the door for real world entities to use our Asset Exchange, Monetary System, and Marketplace, without paying excessive fees to centralized systems, while mitigating the risk of being scammed.

There, he said it - don't bite it. You can learn about Lightweight Contracts here, take a Beginner's Course on Udemy, and give Challenge 3 a shot by attending the Ardor Hackathon here.

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EXCHANGES

TRADE

IGNIS | NXT | ARDR

TOKOK disabled NXT during the snapshot of NXT balances for the RYA airdrop.
NXT trading, deposits and withdrawals have been re-enabled on November 19, 2018, 11:30 (UTC+8)

TOP 3 EXCHANGES BY VOLUME THIS WEEK

NXT

coinbit.co.kr
hitbtc.com
bittrex.com

IGNIS

coinbit.co.kr
upbit.com
bittrex.com

ARDR

binance.com
bittrex.com
huobi/hbg.com

Support your Tokens

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

CoinPulse
Bithumb
CoinPulse

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

Bithumb

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

BUSINESS

Let's get down to business. Not only Jelurida is doing business here; actually, why not have an ICO, support a new service provider, or maybe you're looking for a child chain to invest in?

Triffic

Triffic will pay you GPS tokens for doing favors, travelling and going on scavenger hunts. Local businesses can take advantage of its Augmented Reality features to create loyalty programs.

Are you game for an ICO? Or did the SEC, the PoW hash-war and the market crash scare you? In case it did, the greatest news from Triffic won't be that their early-bird ICO starts in less than 2 weeks, on December 3rd, but that the development of their app is ongoing, and that a Triffic Rewards bounty program and airdrop is now live! Check out https://triffic.world/news/triffic-rewards-airdrop-bounty-program-now-live.

Also this week, James Malach showed us the latest upgrade to the Triffic App's Beacon-feature:

"Our mission is to establish an ecosystem that makes it easy for brands to use augmented reality and blockchain technology to create and manage innovative and immersive customer loyalty programs."

Triffic's gamified GPS app will pay users for traveling and solving tasks, and connect businesses to their customers by letting them create, market and promote loyalty programs. An Ignis based token powers its decentralized loyalty point system, which gives the tokens immediate real value outside the brand loyalty programs.

ICO | Website | Pitch Deck | Whitepaper | English Telegram

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Bitswift

The Bitswift team airdrops CASH, BITS, and the scrypt-based CDN digital currency as part of their community-driven basic income experiment, which takes place on an Ardor child chain. 

Paul Busch, [15.11.18 02:17]

Check out Bitswift.cash, we just pushed an update. Now supports a new claimable asset "CDN". CDN is a scrypt based digital currency trading on cryptopia, community is composed mainly of Canadians. Enjoy!

Bitswift just published their monthly newsletter, where they update their community.

The professional Bitswift tech team keeps supporting customers and are expanding. Christmas gifts can be bought for crypto and fiat in the bitswift.shop, their Ardor forging pool can be joined any time, and about the Bitswift.cash project, they write:

"The community continues to grow as we experiment with a community driven basic income project and a gateway to the token economy. We now have 3 claimable assets on Bitswift.cash (BITS /CASH / CDN) each with different claim variables that can be adjusted dynamically and while in production to accommodate new demand from citizens or price fluctuations.

CASH — Claim up to 100 per 24 hour period
CDN — Claim up to 1 per 24 hour period
BITS — Claim up to 0.01 per 24 hour period

Bitswift has made quite the amount of friends in the crypto-space since 2014, and perhaps you will see these friends bringing value to users in the Item Mine in the near future.

Bitswift is also looking for exchanges, but still

"we remind our users that Bitswift blockchain already packs a decentralized exchange which is accessible through the web client at https://bitswift.network. Users should also be aware that they can avoid exchanges all together and purchase BITS with Canadian dollars through the Bitswift.cash flexepin top up system.

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MOBS

Bring on the video disruption

Last week, we told you about MOBS, a social video app, leveraging the blockchain and AI, to enable users to collectively create and monetize their smartphone video recordings, and marketers to find and buy the content (and rights) they need to do their business.

"We are integrating blockchain technology and issuing our own token because it makes our business model more efficient and it truly gives us a competitive advantage."

Nxters gave them feedback in ardornxt.slack, and Mobs CEO Raquel Schafhauser checked in to reply.

In the last few years (feels like decades), well-meaning blockchain projects have branded themselves on promises of securing content creators’ ownership of their content, their possible monetization of it, and, of course, in the future, integrating p2p payments and social sharing, connecting artists and fans p2p, all decentralized and all on the blockchain, and what have we. Musicoin. Revelator. Mycelia. What about a meme economy, Archetype? Yes, it can all be programmed, some of it has, on isolated blockchains. What's next? Who will use it? And why? Why use a blockchain and not an ordinary centralized database? Raquel Schafhauser answered:

One of the key points here is MOBS tokens. Marketers not only struggle to get secure access to user-generated content, but they also struggle to reward amateur creators. Why?

For example:
Creators are in other countries, there are currency exchange rates to deal with, different bank policies etc. If the amount to pay is low, the payment fees make it not worth it.

Brands have taken up a common practice of requesting consent by commenting on the post of the content they wish to use and rewarding the creator by crediting them in their post. Other brands ask their audience for content in exchange for products, coupons, entries in a raffle...you name it.

There is no easy way for them to scale a rewards system that could actually work everywhere in the world. [With Mobs] a marketer in Canada could access and license content created by a smartphone user in Thailand instantly, or even ask those smartphone users to create custom content for them.

Self-executing contracts and a trustable peer-to-peer trading system make the licensing of this kind of content more accessible for the parties involved, it's an important part of the blockchain contribution to the Mobs use case.

"MOBS" isn't building a blockchain - Jelurida already did that. Mobs has a competitive advantage, their focus is on doing business, not building blockchain. Their whitepaper concerns a well-developed PRODUCT and a clear business plan, not the development of yet another blockchain or smart contract that must launch on an unscalable development platform before it can be built upon. Ardor's API already supports a transparent payment system, a marketplace, tagging of users, contract signing, data storage, KYC, a decentralized cross-chain exchange, Euro-pegged tokens, and a fiat gateway right out of the box.

Here's an interview with the CEO and co-founder:
https://medium.com/mobs-video/interview-with-the-ceo-of-mobs-raquel-schafhauser-c9b1e786131e

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- BTW -

CLONES

The snapshot has taken place, and the RYA airdrop will be distributed when they launch their main net. Whether you participated or not - read up on their philosophy and principles.

The Rya team has published a second open letter to the community, "An Economic Overview of RYA", about the principles behind their 2 coin blockchain structure, a modified version of the Nxt codebase that they initially cloned, and nothing less than a proposal to establish a stable decentralized monetary system based on the "Proof of Trust" algorithm, not fiat. "A stable medium of exchange and unit of account for everyday transactions while Bitcoin remains the ultimate store of value", they write.

"The theory is simple — instead of naively fixing money supply and preventing inflation as seen in Bitcoin, the amount of Rya coins in circulation is based on credit, as seen in fiat. Unlike fiat however, credit is determined in a decentralized way in the free P2P loan market and not manually set by a central bank."

Read more...

Also, Jelurida mentioned RYA this week and emphasized:

"We always encourage other teams to build their applications using the Nxt public blockchain and its various features but there are also use cases which require radical core changes, and projects that wish to explore new ideas and ways to utilize the blockchain technology using Nxt as fundamental starting point.

A recent example of such project is Rya – a decentralized monetary system with variable token supply and two different types of tokens (Rya Whitepaper).

(...) we could not consider such changes for Nxt itself. But we are happy to see that newly started projects are willing to adopt our blockchain creation framework, to test new exciting ideas and a different approach to further challenge the limits of blockchain technology. Our Jelurida Public License is flexible enough and can be used for projects which are not just copying the code but are making considerable changes to it."

Nxters will receive 0.4 RYA and o.4 TRUST on the new Rya blockchain per 1 NXT they held at block height 2.110.000. Rya will need forgers and nodes when they launch in order to bootstrap a nice decentralized blockchain network. Keep it in mind and stay tuned.

ANN | Website | Whitepaper | Twitter | Reddit | Telegram chat

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Nxter News – October 2018 (II): The Journey Of A Thousand Miles Begins With One Step

Nxter News | October 2018 (II)

The Journey Of A Thousand Miles Begins With One Step

Lao Tzu

Welcome, dear Nxters and other followers!

Journeys require planning, effort, time, and a million little things to go right. Neil Armstrong's first step on the Moon was a small step for him that was the culmination of millions of hours of labor across countless tens of thousands of people at NASA - but this epic achievement began with a single, unknown step somewhere. Someone had an idea and then began the long process of making that idea a reality.

We here at Nxter love the blockchain, we love us some decentralized ledgers and we dream of seeing the infinite possibilities a series of sequentially hashed files can help with - this is our journey of constantly striving to bring you the best updates from the blockchain platforms we love, and like going to the Moon, it began with one step. Do not get discouraged if you are new, it takes time to learn anything and the blockchain is no different. Take that first step and realize that you have begun the wonderful journey.

Last week many good things happened across the ecosystem; Jelurida released amazing upgrades for both Ardor and Nxt - Lightweight Contracts are still on the testnet but included in the Ardor mainnet upgrade is Transaction Vouchers, Custom Bundlers, and inbuilt account funding via Changelly. CryptoDemetrius released an Ardor Updates video, and thanks to the generosity of our community there is now 2000 $IGNIS to claim for solving last week's Nxter puzzle. Updates from various Ardor based businesses, the Ardor Lite app received a Google Play update, the Rya team announced their snapshot date, with a 40% airdrop to NXT holders, and much more. Hey! - and did you check Nxter Magazine's new frontpage?

Jelurida Status Update

A new Ardor mainnet version with new features is released. Likewise, Nxt received a critical release, both are MANDATORY upgrades.

Ardor v2.1.2

This weekend there was a new Ardor release: v2.1.2. This is a MANDATORY upgrade for everyone. Upon installation, there will be Changelly exchange support directly enabled into the Ardor wallet via a plugin. Transaction Vouchers. Bundler templates. There is a bug fix involving unconfirmed transactions. For some reason, a few people are worried about losing funds if you upgrade, that is not the case - your funds are safe on the blockchain. Lightweight Contracts are still on the testnet, they are not included in this mainnet release!

Following up on the Ardor v2.1.2 launch, a press release was published by Jelurida.

They wrote:

“Ardor 2.1.2 opens the door for cost-effective blockchain adoption in real business contexts”, said Lior Yaffe, Managing Director at Jelurida. “Ardor's robust features are unmatched by any of our competitors and we intend to maintain this first mover advantage with new feature releases already planned for in the coming months.”

Jelurida this weekend introduced Ardor version 2.1.2, launching revolutionary and easy-to-integrate Turing-complete Lightweight Contracts on testnet. Additionally, three new business-ready features were introduced on the Ardor 2.1.2 mainnet: tamperproof dual-signature Transaction Vouchers, five Bundler templates for sponsoring end user fees, and a plug-in for integrating Changelly's instant exchange between 100+ currencies.

Source

How about it? To further draw a line in the sand between Jelurida and their competition, a proposal was published today on Medium by Veronica Torras, a proposal to define what this BaaS (Blockchain as a Service) term that everyone suddenly seems to love throwing around actually means; a Full BaaS blockchain solution like Ardor, or the Cloud BaaS kind that businesses like Microsoft, AWS, and IBM have to offer, that comes with cloud storage and templates for setting up a blockchain but does not include the crucial part: a decentralized network of nodes. A MUST-read for everyone, more here.

V2.1.2 ANN Thread | Download it

Nxt v1.11.15

A new Nxt version was released as well - also a MANDATORY upgrade for everyone. The same bug for processing unconfirmed transactions is fixed - note that there is no risk of losing your funds, this was a concern for some.

Lior Yaffe wrote:

This release fixes an old bug which may cause problems processing unconfirmed transactions, the bug does not cause a risk of fork or lost funds but still requires a FULL UPGRADE of all nodes.

V1.11.15 ANN Thread | Download it

#Madrid

Look at them.

Jelurida had a booth and a good time when pitching Ardor in Madrid last week at the South Summit 18 conference.

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COMMUNITY

Presenting Ardor to Authorities

Ardor is a great way to demonstrate the benefits of using blockchain. The following Maltese-language video shows Alex Pfeiffer present Ardor at the MITA Emerging Technology Lab.  

https://twitter.com/AvdiuSazan/status/1047437508034924545?s=19

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Ardor Updates 09/2018 

Our friend, CryptoDemetrius, updates the world on what happened within the ecosystem - including the Blockchain Ardor video series, information about Lightweight Contracts - which Jelurida will have a competition for sometime this month.

CryptoDemetrius wrote:

Ardor Updates is a series funded by Jelurida that focuses on providing monthly updates on the Ardor and NXT blockchain ecosystems. This episode discusses the features of the new 2.1.1e release and then runs through some quick updates from around the Ardor ecosystem.

Last week Nxter Magazine interviewed CryptoDemetrius, you can read about his background, mission, and vision here.

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The Ardor Bootcamp

The Ardor Bootcamp is still free on Udemy.com.

This online course is great for those who desire to learn and become more familiar with the multitude of functionality within the Ardor blockchain platform. There are hours of easy-to-follow video tutorials to peruse, hosted and put together for you by Eric Funk.

SIGN UP!

ardor-bootcamp-screen

Fund raising is open
https://ardornxt.io/community-projects/sponsor-ardor-blockchain-bootcamp-udemy

For those who have already taken the course, please consider the link above and support the creator and keeping the course free.

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Nxter Puzzle | Ardor Still Rocks!

Every week a puzzle is released for your pleasure. Inside the puzzles lie an IGNIS reward, that the first person to solve the puzzle can lay hands on. Rock Thou Must, to find the hidden passphrase, then withdraw the IGNIS in the account it opens.

This week's new Nxter Puzzle from @madfox was released Monday - and solved Tuesday. A nice little dinosaur crossword reminding us that everything didn't begin with Bitcoin. So, what about last week's puzzle? Still unsolved, and the prize in the puzzle account has gone from 100 IGNIS to... 2000 IGNIS! Solve the names of the owners of 30 famous guitars to claim the latest prize account which has 2000 IGNIS in it! A generous whale or 2 has made this possible - so hurry and solve the Ardor Rocks themed puzzle to get the passphrase.

Ardor Rocks!

By apenzl | 02/10/2018

UPDATE: 3000 IGNIS is now in the prize account! NOW 3000 $IGNIS plus some #MUSIC to the first person that solves this #NxterPuzzle #contest! Find the owners of the #RockStar guitars in the picture, their names are a passphrase to an #Ardor #blockchain account with #free #cryptocurrency. https://t.co/Z4A2vEBvhW — NXTER Magazine (@Nxter_org) October 13, 2018 … Read more

This week's puzzle reward was also kindly sponsored by ANG, and the puzzle created by Madfox.
All Nxter Puzzles are listed on nxter.org/puzzles - watch the accounts - there are still IGNIS to be claimed.

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Blockchain Platform Comparison

Mrv777 has updated his and ANG's much-quoted website that offers everyone a comparison of common blockchain platforms.

BUSINESS

Let's get down to business. Not only Jelurida is doing business here; actually, why not have an ICO, support a new service provider, or maybe you're looking for a child chain to invest in?


Token News of The Week

CHILD CHAINS
ON IGNIS
ON NXT
CHILD CHAINS

Dominium ITO

LATEST UPDATES

The big news from Dominium this week is that they lowered their ITO hard cap, they have a new sponsorship with a fitness app (WalkyFit), so that its users can now earn DOM tokens just by keeping fit, and in Rotterdam, they hired a new Head of Development. They wrote:

We are very pleased to announce the latest addition to our team in Rotterdam, Erwin van Kekem, as Head of Development. Erwin was co-owner and co-founder of Collin Crowdfund, which is now the biggest crowdfunding platform in the Netherlands for loans to small and medium sized companies.

Remember that we will announce the date when the Dominium child chain will go live next week Friday, so ensure you are connected to our channels for the news.

On Steemit, Dominium's Korean ambassador shows great insight in both Dominium and the Ardor BaaS platform in a Q&A session that he had with a critical blogger and reposted here

The Dominium ITO is ongoing.

Dominium mentioned last week in The Sydney Morning Herald:

So, how worried should traditional real estate companies be? Is the real estate sector about to have its Uber moment? Very possibly.

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

Remember that you can also read a review of Dominium's child chain project in Nxter Magazine.


Triffic ICO

LATEST UPDATES

Triffic.world - the newly updated white paper and website have finally been released!

Also, Triffic published a video on YouTube which takes you on a tour with their app. A nice insight into some of the possibilities it offers, and still, only the first video in a series. We look forward to more!

https://youtu.be/dgqN0NAeJ6U

No movie tricks - you can take the Triffic beta app test run - you need an invitation code, which can be requested here. The Triffic ICO will start on December 3rd. Special price for ARDR, IGNIS and NXT investments.

About Triffic

"Triffic is elegant, fun & practical: a mobile gamified navigation app that rewards cryptocurrency for travel. Plus, geolocation based augmented reality scavenger hunts, pots of crypto for the taking, all running on the awesome Ardor Blockchain. Cryptoeconomics of Triffic: 50% ad revenue used to buy back, distribute & burn GPS Tokens, until ecosystem equilibrium where # of tokens removed equals number of new GPS Tokens entering market via the app".

Learn more: ICO | Website | Pitch Deck | Whitepaper | English Telegram


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ON IGNIS

EZYcount ICO

LATEST UPDATES

Vivien, the founder of EZYcount, announced that his team was accepted into the Geneva Fintech Fusion Accelerator and that they will pitch at a forum in the Swiss state of Vaud.

Vivien wrote:

Two majors news: 1) We have been accepted in Fintech Fusion Accelerator in Geneva and 2) We have been selected to pitch at the Alpin High Tech Venture Forum 2018 organised by the Swiss state of Vaud

About EZYcount

"Our aim is to develop the EZYcount AI, an EZYcount-patented process to fully automate bookkeeping for the self-employed and small business owners. Access to this service will be granted through holding enough of our TaaL (Token-As-A-License) which will only be sold during the ICO".

EZY Taal is a token issued on the Ignis blockchain, and tradeable across the Ardor platform. What differentiates EZY Taal from other tokens is that if you have a requisite amount you will have automatic access to the EZYcount small and medium business accounting software that is being integrated with AI.

The second round of the ICO at 10 EZY tokens per CHF, last one more week, till October 15th, 2018.

Learn more: Website | WhitepaperMedium | LinkedIn | Reddit | Twitter | Join the ICO


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ON NXT

LATEST UPDATES

Nothing this week that we heard of.

You can enlighten us here if you know any better. 

There is, of course, ongoing project development, and also another clone coming, which will airdrop 40% of its tokens on NXT holders.

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TRADE

IGNIS | NXT | ARDR

TOP 3 EXCHANGES BY VOLUME THIS WEEK

NXT

coinegg.com
hitbtc.com
bittrex.com

IGNIS

upbit.com
indodax.com
bittrex.com

ARDR

huobi.pro
upbit.com
binance.com

EXCHANGES

ARDR Trading Campaign

New Campaign:
Last week ARDR got on Huobi Global.
Now, their top 30 ARDR traders will get 200K+ free ARDR awarded!

Announcement:

From 8 October, 18:00 until 12 October, 18:00 (GMT +8), upon successful signing up of this activity, the Top 30 real-name users with a cumulative ARDR trading volume (buy + sell volume excluding self-dealing) of not less than 800,000 ARDR (excluding trading fee) shall receive the following rewards:

TOP1 20680 ARDR
TOP2 18000 ARDR
TOP3-5 14800 ARDR
TOP6-10 7360 ARDR
TOP11-30 3290 ARDR

Click here to sign up: https://jinshuju.net/f/u2c35J

The signing up due time is 24:00, October 11, please sign up by the end of the time.

CEO.bi adds Ardor

New listing:
ARDR can now be traded on the Hong Kong based CEO.bi Exchange.
ARDR trades against QC (QCash), a "stablecoin" which is pegged to the Chinese Yuan.

Announcement:

The CEO Exchange will open the ARDR recharge at 12:00 on October 5, 2018, and open the ARDR transaction at 15:00 on October 6, 2018.

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DEVELOPMENT

Ardor Lite App - Update

A Google Play update for the Ardor Lite app was released.

The developer, mrv777 wrote:

Version 1.1.3 of Ardor Lite:
• Added Account Information displaying Account ID, Public Key, Name (If set on the blockchain), & Description (If set on the blockchain)
• Ability to generate the public key in Account Information if not published to the blockchain yet

Version 1.2.0: There is only a backend update here, but it is to verify the unsigned transaction returned from the node before signing it. This was the big thing that Jelurida asked about with my app when they reviewed it. I finally dedicated time to this and got it done in 2 days 🙂
So while people shouldn't see a difference with this release, I hope Jelurida will like it 🙂 Also, thank you to riker for helping me find out there was an issue in ardor-js that prevented the verify transaction from getting the correct output

I resubmitted Ardor Lite to the iOS app store today. Yesterday, Apple finally gave me a company developer account so we'll see what happens this time.

The Apple App Store earlier refused to approve the app, so hopefully, after time they will now approve Ardor Lite for the App Store.

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Lightweight Contracts

The simplicity regarding the unique Contracts framework

CLONES

Rya - A Decentralized Monetary System

Airdrop incoming

The Rya team (formerly known as Ryō) has announced a snapshot date - they expect the snapshot of the Nxt blockchain to occur on November 17th of this year, around five weeks from now. At the time of the snapshot, NXT balances will receive 0.4 RYA on the new blockchain for every NXT token they hold. The Rya project and whitepaper proposes to tether money supply to credit as a function of P2P loans: the project wants every person to function as a sort of miniature credit lender.

They write:

We are excited to announce that the Rya project has an official snapshot date. The snapshot will be taken in block 2,110,000 of the Nxt blockchain expected to occur on November 17th.

Remember only Nxt users with Nxt wallets will get the new RYA coins and Trust when the main net will be live. Exchange wallets are not supported.

As promised, we are dropping 0.4 RYA for each Nxt token - a total of 40% of the initial Rya supply. We will be happy to answer any questions you might have on Telegram or in Bitcointalk or Reddit.

Cheers,
Rya team

Rahmat Firmansyah:

Where 60% Rya go away ?

koko jambo:

We will do a second Airdrop+bounty program+reward for developers.

b@kUpT:

Confirmed. Rya is NOT an ICO. This is due to the fact that the Ryo system is already nearly ready to be released and no fundraising through ICO is necessary.

Rya truly has the potential to act as a stable coin for the state of the economy without any dependence on USD or other currencies. This is exactly the kind of solution I think many stablecoin enthusiasts have been searching for!

Nxt community should def get the chance to know about Rya early because of the airdrop + the fact that it's a fork.

So here you go, now you know. Rya will need forgers and nodes when they launch.
The Rya project is on testnet. We'll follow it and keep you updated, as we have from the beginning.

ANN | Website | Whitepaper | Twitter | Reddit | Telegram chat

We have seen airdrops on NXT holders and clones coming throughout the year, some of the most interesting still in development. Nxt is open source and every amateur, opportunist or experienced programming team can clone it, use it, built on it, under the JPL license.

Some clones are a scam, others not. Some are yet to prove themselves. It's how it must be. Just remember to NEVER expose your Nxt passphrase to online nodes you don't trust, or software developers you don't know, ALWAYS keep it safe. As we continue our work the rebranded Nxter.org, expect soon to see a timeline over Nxt airdrops and a guide on how to claim these airdropped coins without risking your funds.

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IN OTHER MEDIA

Beyond Buzzwords

An article from Veronica Torras proposes a new BaaS categorization in order to establish a standard, common terminology. Ardor is currently the only Full BaaS platform.

Let's start with an example.

Bitzamp - Understanding Ardor (ARDR)

Here we have a great article from last week, one that does a very decent job explaining Ardor. It introduces Ardor and its child chains as a solution to the infamous "blockchain bloat problem," talks about the many features of the Ardor platform and the scalability and touches on the basics of how the ARDR token works. It even knows about the ARDR snapshots of the Nxt blockchain.

The author wrote:

Conclusion

Ardor is a full suite of programs and fully capable of competing with the Microsoft Azure platform. By remaining independent, the company maintains control over network governance.

The conclusion that Ardor is "fully capable of competing with the Microsoft Azure platform" is mindblowing - hey, somebody actually realized it - BUT... nevertheless kinda misleading. Microsoft does not have their own blockchain solution, rather they have repurposed an open-source one and threw it on top of Azure. Jelurida is a name in blockchain innovation, Microsoft is merely riding the blockchain coattails.

Redefining Blockchain as a Service — Beyond Buzzwords

This piece picks up the ball where Bitzamp dropped it. Let's compare Jelurida's BaaS offer on Ardor to Microsoft Azure again, shall we, no wait, let's compare it to say, ANY other currently existing BaaS (Blockchain as a Service) platform out there. Oh, thanks @veronica and @almonte, you did already - and even encountered what might be the main obstacle in doing so:

Today, the “Blockchain as a Service (BaaS)” term is being used interchangeably by various organizations to refer to entirely different offerings. This has led to an urgent need to define subcategories within the sector. This article proposes a new BaaS categorization in order to establish standard, common terminology.

How to compare Ardor to other BaaS models? As long as the BaaS term is un(der)defined, you simply can't, not without repetitive walls of text. Veronika Torras and Alberto Fernandez (both part of the Jelurida team, BTW) propose to divide the BaaS definition into at least 2 sub-categories. After identifying the 3 key elements in a BaaS offering as

1.  Storage — the blockchain stores data
2.  Software — the blockchain includes permissioned, business-ready features
3.  Decentralized network

they are able to coin the following two sub-categories: the Cloud BaaS, and the Full BaaS.

With these, we are now able to compare existing BaaS offerings. Let's return to the Bitzamp article:

Because the Ardor main chain already has the infrastructure for security and decentralization, the child chains are quickly developed to handle custom use cases. Because they are still on the same platform they can use the security, speed, and decentralization of the main chain.

Yes! Exactly, there it is! Now let's compare Ardor to Microsoft Azure again, shall we, no wait, why not compare it to say, ANY other currently existing BaaS platform out here. Oh, thanks @veronica and @almonte for already having done so:

In this first category, Cloud BaaS, we find companies offering storage and software (...); the responsibility for hosting a decentralized network of nodes remains with your business or consortium.

This is:

  • Amazon Web Services (AWS) Templates
  • Microsoft Azure
  • IBM Bluemix
  • Oracle Autonomous Blockchain Cloud Service

The second category, called Full BaaS, offers not only storage and applications, but also decentralization, offering end-to-end blockchain as a service. In the Full BaaS model, businesses can outsource all three components of the blockchain development process — saving valuable time and resources.

In the Full BaaS category, we have the Ardor multi-chain platform.

Thought leadership - and practice

Some Reddit user was fast to proclaim that the Medium piece is just an advertisement for Jelurida. I don't see his point. I don't care who brings up the subject, clear definitions and clarity are needed for blockchain adoption to move forward in the best way. What I do see though, is why IBM, AWS, Microsoft, and others, that declare themselves leaders in the BaaS space, haven't brought up the issue. If a first mover company doesn't promote its clear advantages over the competition, who will? Probably not those being disrupted. It's not like legacy banks and states are busy promoting Bitcoin, still, it can't really be ignored. Neither can Ardor's Full BaaS solution.

It's new grounds. Most don't care. Some afraid to get left behind. Businesses afraid to get disrupted. Whitepapers all over the place, blockchain this and that if you try to find good information. And crypto media ruled by their own interests, CoinDesk. It's up to the businesses to decide, whether they want Cloud BaaS or a Full BaaS, to run their own nodes or get instant security from a truly decentralized network - if they even need a blockchain. Or a child chain.

Ignis is free for everyone and supports all Ardor's features. Ardor's parent-child chain architecture allows for a company to set up its own permissioned blockchain on a Proof of Stake platform, PoS battle-proven in production since 2013, and with today's most advanced programmable features to fit the company's needs, their own blockchain token, all instantly secured by a network of decentralized nodes. But it's just words, it's just advertisement, right? That, or real information.

To really know, you should test it. DYOR. You can start with the "Blockchain Ardor - Medium Series" or this free Bootcamp.

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Nxter News – October 2018 (I): It Depends On Where You Put the Paint, Not How Much You Splash On

Nxter News | October 2018 (I)

It Depends On Where You Put the Paint, Not How Much You Splash On

Welcome, dear Nxters and other followers!

Welcome to the fall season and welcome to our Nxter.org rebrand! A fresh bit of "paint" thrown on to make what was once old new again. The last few months have been especially hectic - we wanted to ensure that the new rebrand and site structure addresses your comments and concerns while allowing us to continue to provide you with quality independent journalism! You can now pick your favorite coin in the top menu and read news concerning that coin only. Also, coin descriptions have been added to help new readers understand the difference between NXT, IGNIS and ARDOR, the few shortcomings and many advantages, FAQ's are being worked on.

The weather may be getting wet and cold and dreary and miserable but hey, cheer up with the news of last week, grab your favorite coffee or tea as we guide you through the blockchain news. Jelurida has jobs to offer, the Nxter Puzzles are rocking on, with IGNIS to win, new exchanges to trade your crypto on, Elizabeth interviewed the XendBit team as their ICO is now underway, a great podcast with Ardor lead developer Petko Petkov, a new experimental Ardor version has been released, and much more!

Jelurida Status Update

Job offers - you got talent?, a rebranded Ardor YouTube Channel, insights from Blockchain Fest '18 in Istanbul, and a brand new Ardor version upgrade came from Jelurida last week

Job Offers at Jelurida

Jelurida is looking to expand and needs more talented people.

> Senior Java Engineers
> Web and Mobile Developers
> Website Designer and UI/UX Specialist

They wrote:

If your skills and qualifications match any of our openings, and you are eager to join an innovative blockchain software development company, which has a solid, working product and an established reputation in the blockchain and cryptocurrency world, this is your chance to become a part of our team!

More info

Ardor Channel Rebranded

The new Ardor YouTube channel's URL is now: https://www.youtube.com/c/ardorplatform

We had a nice interview with CryptoDemetrius, host of the new "Ardor Updates" series, about his vision for the new YouTube channel, his show, how he came to love Ardor, and more!

New Ardor series on YouTube

By apenzl | 27/09/2018

Today, Jelurida’s Youtube channel got itself a new URL. Why should you care? The Ardor Updates and Lightweight Contract videos were the first to be uploaded to this channel, and if you have been hyperlinking to any videos on this channel lately – note the links in your posts might stop working and need to … Read more

Blockchain Fest’18 Insights

From Istanbul, Veronica was interviewed by KOOP Hub in this three-minute video. In it, she briefly explains what Ardor is, which industries benefit from the blockchain and how she enjoyed the conference.

Watch

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Nxter Puzzle | Ardor Rocks

Every week a puzzle is released for your pleasure. Inside the puzzles lie an IGNIS reward, that the first person to solve the puzzle can lay hands on. Rock Thou Must, to find the hidden passphrase, then withdraw the IGNIS in the account it opens.

This week's puzzle is made in appreciation of longtime community member @TheWiremaster and his website: ardor.rocks! Enjoy a trip on the rockin' minivan bus but don't forget that if you can find all the guitars in the picture, you'll get access to an account that holds 100 IGNIS. Last week's puzzle is still unsolved - and if you're familiar with Nxt's history there is an ongoing puzzle from July that can have 25 people claim the winnings as opposed to the usual "first-come, first-served."

Ardor Rocks!

By apenzl | 02/10/2018

UPDATE: 3000 IGNIS is now in the prize account! NOW 3000 $IGNIS plus some #MUSIC to the first person that solves this #NxterPuzzle #contest! Find the owners of the #RockStar guitars in the picture, their names are a passphrase to an #Ardor #blockchain account with #free #cryptocurrency. https://t.co/Z4A2vEBvhW — NXTER Magazine (@Nxter_org) October 13, 2018 … Read more

This week's puzzle reward is kindly sponsored by ANG, and the puzzle created by Madfox.
All Nxter Puzzles are listed on nxter.org/puzzles - watch the accounts - there are still IGNIS to be claimed.

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ANG - XendBit Interview

XendBit is a decentralized exchange and Blockchain platform for enabling transparent transactions within p2p markets comprising of lenders, donors, remitters, borrowers and beneficiaries while reducing the frustration in crypto-volatility

The XendBit pre-ICO will begin in 60 days.

Elizabeth, from the Ardor & Nxt Group, conducted a 45-minute interview with the XendBit team:

I've been inspired by the vision of Xendbit and enthused by their advanced project built on a testnet of Nxt blockchain. Now they are wrapping up negotiations about launching as a child chain of Ardor. I'm happy to introduce them to you in this video. I asked each one what excites them about blockchain and I welcome you to geek out with me as you listen to a conversation we would all like to be part of.

We at Nxter already mentioned Xendbit a couple of times in some previous newsletters, such as this one and this one.

Website | Whitepaper

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Ardor Korean Community

The Ardor community is a global one and expanding  

@ArdorBaby updated us:

In Korea, I need to post articles regarding Ardor because many worried about the future. I've done so, and we are more bonded. We have 625 members now, and I post important news in our community reffering Nxter Magazine even though I didn't translate the magazine fully.

Good to hear our news are getting out! I'd like to remind everyone that both English, Spanish, Chinese, Russian and Korean Nxter.org rss-feeds are available, which can easily be integrated into your websites and social media channels. If you want to help Nxt and Ardor ecosystem and translate the news - and understand EVERYTHING that I am writing here (!) - feel welcome to contact us here or in Slack. Thanks to community member and Korean Nxter editor ArdorBABY for his efforts here!

Visit the Korean Community site

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The Ardor Bootcamp

This very well-reviewed course is an excellent way to learn and become proficient with much of the advanced functionality that differentiates Ardor from thousands of other altcoin projects. The Ardor course on Udemy is now free to register!

As mentioned, the Ardor Bootcamp, a detailed course with video-tutorials that allow new users to learn all the basics of the Ardor blockchain platform, is free for a limited period of time. This online course is great for those who desire to have a structured format surrounding you as you learn and become more familiar with the multitude of functionality within the Ardor platform.

SIGN UP!

ardor-bootcamp-screen

Fund raising is open
https://ardornxt.io/community-projects/sponsor-ardor-blockchain-bootcamp-udemy

For those who have already taken the course, please consider the link above and support the creator and keeping the course free.

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MEETUPS

Upcoming Events

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

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

Veronica wrote:

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

South Summit

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

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EXCHANGES

Ardor On Huobi

New listing:
ARDR can now be traded on Huobi Global.

Announcement:

Ardor (ARDR) will be launched on Huobi Global on September 28, 2018 (GMT+8). Deposits will be available from 16:00, September 28, 2018 (GMT+8). ARDR/BTC and ARDR/ETH trading will be available at Huobi Global from 16:00, September 29, 2018 (GMT+8). Withdrawals will be available from 17:00, September 29, 2018 (GMT+8).

Ignis on ChangeHero

New listing:
IGNIS can now be traded on ExchangeHero.

Announcement:

#IGNIS is now available for buying with the credit card and exchange at http://changehero.io! Enjoy fast transactions without registration and the best rate among 10+ exchanges. Don't miss 0% fee days next week! Follow @Changehero_io and be up to date!

Ignis + ARDR on Changelly

New listing:
IGNIS can now be traded on Changelly.

Announcement:

Hey, #crypto enthusiasts! Are you ready for something sIGNIficant? Please welcome to $IGNIS on Changelly! Buy it with a credit card or convert into over 100+ digital assets at the best rates available.

Announcement:

The long-awaited listing on Changelly: $ARDR token by Jelurida project is available for supersonic and limitless exchanges … Yet more juicy option: you can buy ARDR with fiats!

Convert or buy with our ref-link and support Nxter.org's work.

TOP 3 EXCHANGES BY VOLUME THIS WEEK

NXT

coinegg.com
hitbtc.com
bittrex.com

IGNIS

upbit.com
bittrex.com
indodax.com

ARDR

huobi.pro
upbit.com
hitbtc.com

Support your Tokens

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

CoinPulse
Bithumb
Cryptaldash
CoinPulse

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

Bithumb

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

Cryptaldash

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

BUSINESS

Let's get down to business. Not only Jelurida is doing business here; actually, why not have an ICO, support a new service provider, or maybe you're looking for a child chain to invest in?


Token News of The Week

CHILD CHAINS
ON IGNIS
ON NXT
CHILD CHAINS

Dominium ITO

LATEST UPDATES

Podcast interview with Mark Lloyd, Managing Director at Dominium. He said:

"The experience we have shouldn't be understated. We're not a startup. We come at this project from a property real estate angle, rather than just a tech angle. We want to bring the cost of getting involved down because that's a prohibitor for a lot of people. Essentially, someone could invest from a pound, euro, dollar, essentially anyone anywhere, around the world, could potentially get involved in [investing in property with our] platform".

Listen

The Dominium ITO is ongoing.

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

Remember that you can also read a review of Dominium's child chain project in Nxter Magazine.


Triffic ICO

LATEST UPDATES

The ICO will start on December 3rd. Their new website is up and running. The new whitepaper is 95% completed and updated and will explain the business model in much greater detail. Soon to be uploaded.

Triffic also announced that the app began beta testing recently. You need an invitation code to test the Triffic beta app. Request the code here.

Some examples of Triffic's sponsored augmented reality beacons shared by the Triffic team:
https://streamable.com/hueoy

About Triffic

"Triffic is elegant, fun & practical: a mobile gamified navigation app that rewards cryptocurrency for travel. Plus, geolocation based augmented reality scavenger hunts, pots of crypto for the taking, all running on the awesome Ardor Blockchain. Cryptoeconomics of Triffic: 50% ad revenue used to buy back, distribute & burn GPS Tokens, until ecosystem equilibrium where # of tokens removed equals number of new GPS Tokens entering market via the app".

Learn more: ICO | Website | Pitch Deck | Whitepaper | English Telegram


Bitswift (BITS)

LATEST UPDATES

Congrats Bitswift! The latest update from Bitswift regarding their 4 years birthday!

bitswiftbro wrote:

Check your bitswift.cash balances, happy birthday Bitswift!
CASH tokens inflation rate is driven by the amount of users stimulating the bitswift.cash platform. 

About Bitswift

Bitswift is a tech brand with headquarters in Canada. The brand represents technology companies, online communities, technology products, and services. The Bitswift project has several official tokens which are supported by the Bitswift companies.

Join Bitswift on Twitter, TelegramDiscord, and Reddit. Learn more about the Bitswift ecosystem


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ON IGNIS

EZYcount ICO

LATEST UPDATES

Vivien published a new blog post at Medium giving some insights into the ICO launch.

Moreover, an interview with Vivien Fuhrer (in French) at the Business Forum Valais/Wallis 2018, on September 11th:

Watch it

About EZYcount

"Our aim is to develop the EZYcount AI, an EZYcount-patented process to fully automate bookkeeping for the self-employed and small business owners. Access to this service will be granted through holding enough of our TaaL (Token-As-A-License) which will only be sold during the ICO".

EZY Taal is a token issued on the Ignis blockchain, and tradeable across the Ardor platform. What differentiates EZY Taal from other tokens is that if you have a requisite amount you will have automatic access to the EZYcount small and medium business accounting software that is being integrated with AI.

The second round of the ICO at 10 EZY tokens per CHF, lasts till October 15th, 2018.

Learn more: Website | WhitepaperMedium | LinkedIn | Reddit | Twitter | Join the ICO


Frasindo

LATEST UPDATES

Frasindo team announced that they received final approval from the Indonesian government - congrats!

About Frasindo

"FRAS COIN is short for “Frasindo Rent”, an Indonesian car rental company, a supplier for ONLINE TAXI. Frasindo is authorized by the government as an official partner of UBER, GRAB, and GOCAR in Indonesia. Apart for Online Taxi, we are also renting out cars. FRAS is also a Self-Sustained Blockchain Incubator.

FRAS COIN is released on top of ARDOR IGNIS STELLAR Blockchains, and can be traded on the Ardor Asset Exchange. FRAS COIN is a UTILITY TOKEN which is backed by real assets, the assets are the cars and the whole company itself. FRAS COIN holders are unofficial representatives of the main company.

FRAS Ardor asset ID: 4777913785555377445.

More info


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ON NXT

CiviliXation Digital COOP

LATEST UPDATES

Drachmae wrote:

We are in the process of releasing our new association website and community network it is still early days but we will be providing E-Learning facilities to Moldova and CIS region alongside Project creation, Research documents, Event organising and Crowdfunding facilities www.dtma.md (As I mentioned there is certain pieces still being worked on but its free to register)

...

Random idea, im re-opening my cafe. So my plan is to have once a month a Sponsored Crypto Night that around 30 people can have a dinner and learn about crypto. When i say sponsored it means the marketing of the Theme is sponsor, not the meals. Working on the cafe website and menu see if you can spot something out of the blue: http://cythereastaverna.co.uk/menu.

About 

DTMI was announced on Bitcointalk in November 2017.

Co-founder Lee Gibson Grant came to Nxt (again) in early September 2018, and pitched the project.

The idea was/is to use Nxt, among other blockchain technologies, as Lee has been using Nxt since 2014.

The core focus behind DTMA is to foster and incubate a self-contained ecosystem for R&D in the Republic of Moldova and to enable core process and "education around decentralized technology and focusing on innovation for the Republic of Moldova." Also, learn more about the new exchange in Moldova launched by Drachmae.

More about CiviliXation and its projects: Presentation | website | Nxtforum sub

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DEVELOPMENT

Ardor Version v2.1.1e

A new Ardor testnet version has been released making it easy to deploy, verify and manage Lightweight Contracts. API callers enable simple integration of Java programs with the Ardor API

Last week Jelurida released Ardor v2.1.1e, a mandatory upgrade for testnet nodes. It allows early access to new features like Transaction Vouchers and Lightweight Contracts and all the reference add-ons you need to test, learn, create and deploy your own Java contracts. Lior and the other Jelurida devs have been working tirelessly to make what was once a relatively complex process, easy and intuitive for anyone to use.

Lior tweeted:

Change log:

This is an experimental release. It is a mandatory upgrade only for testnet
nodes, but can also be run on mainnet.

- Contract Manager IntelliJ Plugin is now available to enable contract
deployment and management from inside the IntelliJ Java Development IDE.
- The Contract Manager utility now supports contract verification which, given
a hash of existing contract deployed as cloud data and a Java source file,
compiles the source file and verifies that the resulting class file is
identical to the contract class file.
- API callers are objects which enable simple integration of Java programs with
the Ardor APIs. Multiple code samples are provided under
./addons/src/java/com/jelurida/ardor/client/api to demonstrate tasks such as
local signing, fee calculation, message encryption and decryption, and waiting
for a new block.
- Transaction voucher loading is now supported when logging in using remembered
passphrase.
- Fixed coin exchange between parent and child chain.
- Fixed decimal calculations for MS currency reserve and claim dialogs.

You can already download it from Jelurida

More info on Ardorforum

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Lightweight Contracts Documentation

Watch, read, test, play and learn.
Ardor Lightweight Contracts offer a totally new way to create and deploy smart contracts to a blockchain network. Start here.

Lightweight Contracts - Wiki

After a frantic effort, the Lightweight Contracts wiki is updated with thorough documentation and many helpful screenshots to aid anyone, especially would be Ardor devs, in the installation and usage of Ardor's advanced Lightweight Contracts functionality. Many add-ons and unit tests have been developed to support your coming learning experience.

Wiki page

Lightweight Contracts - The Blogs

Lior Yaffe has been blogging about on his journey towards releasing the brand new contracts concept.

Read the Medium articles

Lightweight Contracts Seminar w/ Lior Yaffe

Below Lior elaborates on the theme of “simplicity” regarding this unique Contracts framework.

Interview with Petko Petkov

Jelurida lead developer Petko Petkov speaks about the challenges of building Ardor, the use cases, and what the biggest thing holding back crypto from mainstream adoption is

THE EDGE / MGR wrote:

David Gil sits down with Petko Petkov (@petkodp), a lead developer at Jelurida/Nxt/Ardor. They discuss the power of “Blockchain for Business,” the biggest challenges facing crypto as a whole, and why Petko believes that using “Child Chains” is the best solution for scaling blockchain networks. If you want to learn about the state of crypto right now and where it’s heading this episode is a must listen!

Time Stamps:
(1:27) – Petko’s background and what led him to work at Jelurida full-time.
(3:17) – What is Jelurida, and what are the Nxt & Ardor projects?
(9:10) – How Petko would explain blockchain to someone from 40 years ago.
(10:43) – The biggest challenges involved in building out new technologies, and the toughest thing facing the Ardor Network right now.
(12:06) – Which businesses should use blockchain, and why.
(15:20) – Where Petko sees Jelurida and Ardor in 5 years.
(16:30) – Is it possible that in 5-10 years from now there will be many large companies and start ups based on top of blockchain?
(17:42) – Ardor’s solution to the “Blockchain Bloat” problem and how they plan to scale the network.
(20:40) – What could be some killer dApps/second layer applications that could bring in millions of users to crypto in general?
(24:43) – What is the biggest thing holding back crypto from mass adoption right now?

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TOKOK Exchange Platform supports IGNIS

In the process of updating Nxter.org to reflect the latest state of our ecosystem, I have been updating myself on exchanges that have IGNIS listed – not all of them are represented on CMC.

One new exchange on the block is TOKOK, launched just months ago, July 2018. NXT and ARDR are supported (due to a community vote), and now it also got IGNIS implemented. Appreciated, of course, not least because IGNIS buyers and traders currently have limited options for choosing exchange, and a wise decision from TOKOK’s side, possibly, for the same reason.

What is TOKOK?

Let’s take a look at the information available. TOKOK is Chinese based, located in the British Virgin Islands, affiliated to Kindly Keep Network Technology Limited (Registration No. 1967379 ). No fiat deposits, so if you want to trade on TOKOK, you need to own cryptocurrency already. It has ETH, BTC and USDT markets. NXT, IGNIS and ARDR trade against ETH.

It’s AML-compliant, so you have to identify yourself before using their services. Picture, social security number, all that… let’s not go into that discussion here, nothing THEY can do about THAT. Upload your full identity to a private company’s central server you must, not. their. fault.

TOKOK wants to focus on projects with a good technical background and future application scenarios in the blockchain field. They are here to contribute, they say, to make a social contribution to the industry by growing a consensus community, and by adding to the development of blockchain technology themselves. TOKOK releases development reports in English on Medium and their website, so everyone can follow the ongoing development of the platform, new listings, and promotional programs. They actually communicate well in English.

Security

Safety first. To protect its trading platform and customers against bad things, TOKOK has partnered with John Wick Security (JWC), a Beijing based security service solution for Blockchain. It’s founded by core members of the security team from Baidu (one of the largest AI and internet companies in the world), 360 Enterprise Security Group, which – according to their website – has provided “security capabilities for companies such as Microsoft, Google, 360, Facebook” with JWC being on a mission to provide comprehensive and in-depth security solutions for blockchain companies and ecosystems.

Not bad, cryptocurrency exchanges should, after all, ALWAYS be safeguarded professionally – unfortunately, unbelievably, and as proven by too many exchange hacks, it just isn’t so! Centralised exchanges are by far the greatest danger to people’s blockchain tokens, so good to know that TOKOK is alert and takes their security measures. TOKOK also keeps a so-called “Risk Reserve” of frozen funds, for further customer protection, and promise that if any user’s assets on their platform “suffer abnormal losses, such as system failure loss, hacker attack loss, etc., [TOKOK] will make corresponding compensation for them after investigation, evidence collection and elimination of the user’s personal reasons”.

Fees for trading

The transaction fee is 0.1% of purchased assets. If you hold their token, TOK, you can use the equivalent value in TOK to deduct the fee. When using TOK, the transaction fee is reduced by 50%, to 0.05%.

No fee for Withdrawal

Withdrawing is free, except for the necessary transaction fee to blockchain forgers/miners.

Interest for hodling?

On September 7, 2018, TOKOK announced a “Deposit With Interest Program”.

What they want is to hold your coins in cold storage and pay you 0.005% in daily interest. The platform scans all coin balances daily at 0:00 (UTC+8) and generates the interest between 0:00-1:00. Users must actively claim their interest (daily) before it expires after 23:59 (UTC+8) or it will not be accumulated.

The money to pay for the Interest Program comes from the 6% of TOK total supply that has been set aside by the team for promotion. As interest is paid in the corresponding currency, TOK is used to buy up these currencies from the market. I asked my contact, June Chen, about this and got this information but no further details, as this is handled by another part of the team. The idea is clear though – “promotion” isn’t just buying ads, sponsored articles and going to blockchain events, but also creating benefits for users, rewarding and building community. Give and thou shall get more in return.

What is the TOK token?

You should know Binance, the world’s largest crypto exchange. And if you do, you probably also know about Binancecoin, BNB. It’s their ICO token and gold calve, giving traders a 50% discount on fees when they pay fees with BNB or trade other cryptocurrencies against it. Oh, and it just so happened to become a Top20 coin by marketcap within less than a year after its ICO in July 2017. Early investors saw a high return, and as a loyalty/utility token, it must be considered as nothing short of a success. And like any success (take NXT, as an example), others will want to follow in its footsteps.

TOK does smell like BNB. You can choose to pay fees on the TOKOK exchange with TOK, and you’ll get a 50% discount on the trading fees. 1 billion TOK were issued. Some gets burned (destroyed) weekly. No more will ever be created. TOK currently can be traded on the exchange against ETH, BTC, and USDT.

Tongue in cheek, let’s take a look at what else is offered TOK holders:

TOK fees:

70% of the TOK that are paid as trading fees are re-distributed equally as a dividend to each TOK on the platform. Holding is like mining, we get it. The remaining 30% is burned weekly (destroyed) and because no new TOK tokens will ever be issued, this is supposed to push up the value of the remaining TOK (and be reflected in its price), as the amount of TOK tokens decrease with every burn.

The non-TOK fees:

Then we have the non-TOK transaction fees. 80% of the non-TOK transaction fees is used to repurchase TOK, which is also distributed to users (TOK holders). The more TOK you hold, and the more trading orders you execute – the more TOK rewards you get. Hold TOK, spend TOK – get TOK.

Other rewards…

25% of the profit earned by the platform (which is of course not just fees) will be equally distributed to each TOK on the platform in the form of BTC, ETH or other currencies. When TOKOK cooperates with crypto teams about their coins, some of the tokens obtained from project cooperation will also be equally distributed as a reward to each TOK. TOK holders have other exclusive privileges, in proportion to their holding percentage – these are announced on the TOKOK blog and include lucky draws (for example, TOKOK recently gave away 100 iPhone X). 

TPS Rewards Points

Finally, TOKOK has TPS points.

These cannot be withdrawn or traded, but are awarded to users that participate in certain activities on the exchange. I couldn’t find much information about this and reached out to June again. He got back to me almost instantly: “A fairly large number of our users hold TPS and we are considering to prepare a gift exchange but for now the platform development shall prevail”.

If you want to buy or trade IGNIS, NXT or ARDR on the TOKOK platform, you can SIGN UP HERE. That’s an affiliate link. By using it, you will be supporting Nxter’s work. Remember – the blockchain wasn’t invented for you to keep your funds in 3rd party wallets – your tokens are safest in a blockchain wallet you control, and our security advice is always to keep them there, use them there, trade on the platform. But when you want to buy tokens with BTC, ETH or trade against them, you can’t do that on Nxt or the Ardor platform (yet), and also, daytraders do prefer the speed of centralized exchanges. The further incentives pushed forward by TOKOK in the form of interest, TOK fee discounts and dividends will likely help them to establish the liquidity and community they need to grow from here. We’ll follow them, as an interesting token use case to watch and not least, a place to buy and trade IGNIS, NXT and ARDR.

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Summer Quest

Summer Quest is part of the Nxter Puzzles series, created by madfox, sponsored by the ANG.

 

The Summer Quest is over (for now)!

Welcome.

The Summer Quest will take you on an adventure as you walk across parts of the world to find very specific numbers and words. The words of each stage of the quest will give you access to an Ignis account with an encrypted message. Find all the words and reap the final reward: 1000 IGNIS.

madfox wrote:

Prepare yourself for travels!

Use Google Maps to explore some of the cities that are important to members of the Ardor/Nxt project, as we invite you on a unique tour; walk the streets and uncover hidden words on this hunt for 1000 IGNIS. You must solve all parts of all stages of the quest to win.

In the Nxter Newsly (July V), Stage I + Stage II are presented. Their 12 words in total will together form a passphrase that gives you access to a Nxt/Ardor blockchain account. The passphrase unlocks an encrypted message in this account to let you know that your solution is correct. Check the message, keep a backup of the passphrase and wait for the next stage.

New stages (and bonus puzzles) will be announced every week in the Nxter Newsletter.

After Stage 5 one word remains to complete the passphrase. It will unlock the Prize Account with 1000 Ignis, sponsored by the awesome ANG! The final word will be announced during the Hackathon / Gamejam, August 24-26th in Austria, so stay tuned.

Unannounced bonuses in the form of Nxt or Ardor based coins and tokens might be sent to the Summer Quest accounts along the way. Nxters with the Summer Quest account passphrases at hand can transfer them to their own accounts. First come first served.

Good luck as you unravel your wanderlust.

 

STAGE 1 /July V

The first area to search is Hadera, Israel, where Lior Yaffe (co-founder, managing director @Jelurida) lives.

Search this area (using Google maps) to uncover the hidden words in the picture below.

 

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STAGE 2 /July V

The second area is Lancaster, PA, home of Elizabeth Mong, Director of the Ardor and Nxt Group (ANG).

Wikipedia:

In 2009, the LCSC’s expansion from a 70 to a 165-camera network attracted national attention, including a front-page article in the Los Angeles Times: “Lancaster, Pa., keeps a close eye on itself”. The article quoted city police chief Keith Sadler as saying, “Years ago, there’s no way we could do this... It brings to mind Big Brother, George Orwell and 1984. It’s just funny how Americans have softened on these issues.”

This is especially funny if you know the history of Nxt > Ardor. Short version.

Walk through and search this area (using Google maps) to uncover the hidden words in the picture below.

 

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STAGE 3 /August I

The third area is Lugano, home of Jelurida's main office.

Search this area (using Google maps) to uncover the hidden words in the picture below.

When you have unlocked the Stage III account, there's a bonus puzzle for you to solve HERE.

 

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STAGE 4 /August II

The fourth area in our Summer Quest is Rotterdam, The Netherlands, where Dominium, one of the new upcoming Ardor child chains, is located.

Search this area (using Google maps) to uncover the hidden words in the picture below.

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BONUS: DOM Puzzle

When you have unlocked the Stage IV account, there's a bonus puzzle for you to solve. Combine the words from the Stage IV and the August II bonus puzzle below, then wait for the final word to be announced on Dominium's official Twitter account to get access to the bonus account - you will find a redeemable singleton asset there, which represents 1000 DOM tokens.  Read more...

Countdown to the announcement of the SECRET WORD from Dominium

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STAGE 5 /August III

The final area to explore on this journey, dear wanderer, is in the city of Krems, Austria.

Walk through and search the area (using Google maps) to uncover the hidden words in the picture below.

Then wait for the final word to be announced. This will be the last word in the passphrase that opens the account with 1000 IGNIS sponsored by the ANG. The word will be announced during the hackathon in Krems by this account on Twitter.

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Take it away.

All letters are lowercase, divided by spaces - exactly like the passphrase for your Ardor account.
The formula of the final passphrase is: (Stage I + Stage II) + Stage III + Stage IV + Stage V + FINAL WORD.

TIP:
It's worth watching the Summer Quest accounts as bonus tokens are occasionally sent to them along the way.
Nxter Alerts will notify you by email of any in or outgoing transactions from any Nxt or Ardor/child chain account you subscribe to.

C2C Public Announcement – 14th of July, 2018

If you’ve been following our weekly newsletters, probably you’ve already heard about C2C (former CTC), a company that aims to develop innovative devices to easily convert your coins and cash to cryptocurrencies. You can have a look at their whitepaper here (update ongoing). Recently they’ve shared with us the following PUBLIC ANNOUNCEMENT about the swap from the asset CTC to C2C:

Press Release

On July 8, 2018, at 23:11:44 GMT, the C2C airdrop was performed with asset ID 10904853980055209979, thus completing the swap from the “CTC” name to “C2C”. Announcements were made over Twitter in the days prior, as well as over the blockchain itself by utilizing the dividend distribution feature on Ardor via the Ignis Child Chain on July 6, 2018 at 7:19:12 GMT, coupled with the token named “CtCNotice” informing people of the incoming swap. Coordination with Stocks.Exchange to halt trading and to reinstate C2C trading was also executed completely without an issue.

Unfortunately, some users were not fully aware of these announcements and kept their buy orders live on the asset exchanges on the Ardor Child Chains. Even more unfortunately, some other users decided to take advantage of these users by selling the now-valueless token “CTC” to them, likely knowing very well that the swap was completed and that the C2C coin was now what the project was using.

Though C2C acknowledges that it does not have any control over the asset exchange as it is a decentralized marketplace, the team has decided to reimburse the losses of the victims via the asset exchange in C2C coins (for IGNIS and BITS), rounded to the nearest decimal, based on the equivalent market spot rate value at the time of the snapshot. Reimbursements to users who bought outside of the asset exchange will unfortunately not be done as it cannot be proven on the blockchain that they were victims of these actions. Though C2C maintains that it is not at fault for the issue, the company is performing this action as an act of goodwill to the community, both within the Ardor community and beyond, in the hopes that it will continue to grow in a positive direction.

The full reimbursement details are as follows:

  • ARDOR-ZKGV-GYEC-LZ93-4WNJT – 19 887.60 IGNIS (Adjusted due to an executed sale of 350 IGNIS) | 35 BITS | 2.5 AEUR => 26 867.89473684211 C2C + 2.5 AEUR
  • ARDOR-S45T-527F-WAR3-6JEK4 – 18 002.90 IGNIS => 23 688.02631578947 C2C
  • ARDOR-HLRL-GHMQ-YJLD-BU5DK – 165 IGNIS => 217.1052631578947 C2C
  • ARDOR-GXLZ-V4C9-NPY4-ACDGL – 2200 IGNIS => 2 894.736842105263 C2C
  • ARDOR-RGYF-U2W4-FYDD-DTVWP – 886.305 IGNIS => 1 166.190789473684 C2C
  • ARDOR-PKM8-MX8D-EPFS-G9KKM – 350 IGNIS => 460.5263157894737 C2C

The reimbursement will be performed within 1 week from the publication of this announcement. A sell wall will also be created for each child chain, to help prevent the price from going up. Beyond this, however, C2C is unable to restrict further scams from occurring as the token was set with full permissionless transactions when it was created and distributed.

We would also like to publicly list the addresses that sold to these accounts based on the publicly-available information on the blockchain. This is to act as a warning for community members when interacting with these addresses in the future in the hopes of preventing them to become victims by their actions. However, should any of these accounts choose to make a public apology and return the gains they have received to the C2C team to cover the compensation, their account IDs will be removed from the list.

  • ARDOR-FVMM-9HM7-XLRQ-C8WGM
  • ARDOR-WFH9-29WM-PEG9-GZWZM
  • ARDOR-YPHV-9BHL-YHN9-44FG5
  • ARDOR-HLRL-GHMQ-YJLD-BU5DK
  • ARDOR-BKSK-5CXN-Z23B-DAHKS

We thank you for reading our announcement and we hope for greater positive and honest growth with our project together with our community.

Nxter News – March 2018 (I): Kites Rise Highest Against the Wind, Not With It

March (I)

Welcome again, dear Nxters and other followers!

The big news from last week was Jelurida’s long and eventful journey progressing through the 4YFN Awards at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona. We continue to provide updates on third-party exchanges as they enable ARDR / IGNIS trading, and we highlight community polls where you (yes you!) can help get ARDR and IGNIS listed on more exchanges! We also highlight a new community created IGNIS website, upcoming blockchain Meetups, including a cool hackathon in Norway, updates about the ACTN and LELE airdrops, and the latest press coverage.

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

 

COMMUNITY

MEETUPS

The AE

DEVELOPMENT

IN THE MEDIA

PRICE EVOLUTION

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


COMMUNITY

  • Outcome of the 4YFN Awards at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona

As we announced in a previous newsletter, Jelurida was picked as one of the 10 4YFN Awards semi-finalists in the Mobile World Congress 2018. Jelurida was selected out of over 300 applications submitted by promising startup companies from 20 countries. This award event ran side by side with the main MWC which attracts all the big names in the tech industry. Indeed this was great exposure for Jelurida. The MWC started on Monday, but Jelurida’s turn to pitch in front of the 4YFN about blockchain technology and, specifically, about Nxt/Ardor/Ignis did not occur until Tuesday.

This left plenty of time for the Jelurida members that came to this event, like Lior, Veronica, and Elizabeth, the director of the Ardor & Nxt Group, and some other well-known members of the community, like Van Breuk, FSarrias, and Almonte, to talk about Jelurida’s blockchain solutions to visitors on the floor. Many fintech investors, users, and businesses were interested, a lot of new contacts were made and a lot of networking occurred.

And finally, Tuesday! Lior’s turn came to step on to the stage and talk with the audience about Jelurida, its projects and what they can do for businesses. Only five minutes were given per semi-finalist, but when you have a good product it makes things easier. Below is a video of Lior pitching at the 4YFN Awards, which appeared on Facebook Live as a sneak peek. Jelurida brought a professional camera crew to record the event, and hopefully, that video will be available soon. In the meantime, here is Lior on stage presenting for the semi-finals:

Ardor Nxt Group 发布于 2018年2月27日

Lior did well, so well that the jury found that Jelurida deserved a spot among the top-5 finalists!

https://twitter.com/4YFN_MWC/status/968524118374211590?s=19

Veronica wrote:

Dear community, we just got awesome good news! After pitching just 40 minutes ago Jelurida and Ardor Blockchain as a service have been selected as one of the 5 finalists of the 4YFN 2018. Tomorrow is the final battle at 12pm CET !!

Elizabeth stated:

The competition tomorrow is impressive and it’s an honor to be among them!

The final was on Wednesday. Lior presented, again, in front of hundreds of potential investors and future clients! The Nxt / Ardor community was well-represented that day at the 4YFN finals. Here is Lior’s turn:

Lior did an excellent job, once again. But, unfortunately for us, another startup won the competition. Anyway, it was a good run, and the achievement is more than remarkable. As Lior wrote in an article some days ago:

…we’ll be lucky to reach the top 5. After all you can’t go on stage holding a shiny blockchain in your hand.

Lior’s second presentation at the event was also recorded. In the end, this was great exposure for Jelurida at the 4YFN Awards. It is unfortunate that they did not win but many good things will come from this. Throughout the whole congress, the Jelurida team continued to showcase their products to anyone visiting their booth. Moreover, a Q&A session with Lior was recorded on video, where he answered questions from community members.

But there was more!. They also had the MWC pitch as well.

Elizabeth [1:11 PM]
Box Motion won the award.
We are winners, nevertheless. Congratulations on a job well done, @riker and @jelurida

veronica
Great exposure. Room with 3000 people at least. There is going to be a press release. We have all recorded. Lots of materials for the near future.

Xavier
Luckily winning this was never the real goal here. The goal is being found (more easily) by businesses looking to implement blockchain solutions. This competition does serve this goal perfectly. A lot of good cheap promotion/marketing and footage to refer to. Great work!

Next up: real businesses launching their apps using the Ardor platform. Triffic and future other applications will show the world that Ardor is a serious alternative to other platforms. Using is proving!

Elizabeth
@Xavier and in meeting that goal we have won first place! I hope to see good fruits from the contacts and exposure. Huge success!

Additionally, after a hectic week and once the MWC was over, other blockchain Meetups took place in Spain, which were related to Nxt / Ardor / Ignis.

Meetup in Barcelona, March 1st

Veronica wrote:

MWC Edition: Expert Panel Presents the Future of Blockchain for Business.

Almost 200 attendees today! Very excited to have the opportunity to present such a great panel: Lior, Jorge Canta (partner of an international law firm) and Sunil CEO Globatalent. The event will be recorded.

 

Meetup in Madrid, March 1st

Elizabeth stated:

Meetup this evening in Madrid – hosted by @almonte and @coradan, Sponsored by Ardor / Nxt Group: INTRODUCCIÓN A BLOCKCHAIN

Pask:

From chatting with the attendees, my impression was that 60% of the audience were entrepreneurs, 20% were students, 15% IT engineers and 5% just came to spend the afternoon.

You can see the slides for this meetup in Madrid (in Spanish) here.

A video was recorded, and it will be published as soon as Spanish subtitles are added.

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  • Oracle – Duke’s Choice Awards

The Duke’s Choice Award is dedicated to all members of the Java Community! In keeping with its 15 year history, the 2017 Duke’s Choice Award winners will be announced at JavaOne, the world’s biggest Java technology conference and gathering of Java community members. The Duke’s Choice Award celebrates extreme innovation using Java technology. The primary judging criteria for this prestigious award is innovation, putting small developer shops and individual developers on equal footing with global giants.

chesslover [8:37 AM]
@riker I think it’s time to nominate Ardor for the 2018 Java Duke Awards!

riker [9:06 AM]
Chesslover I like the idea

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  • Exchanges

This week we heard that a user received some news about Poloniex‘s Ardor wallet, which has not been working for months:

It seems that some other services, such as Shapeshift and Changelly rely on Poloniex services to run, so until Poloniex’s wallet problems are fixed they won’t work, either.

AFTER DEADLINE: Poloniex has now enabled deposits + withdrawals

Freewallet has made their third-party Igniswallet available on the Google Play store, but we have not been able to check if they have credited IGNIS to the users who held NXT in their third-party Freewallet app. Have you? Please leave us a comment if you have.

And it seems that HitBTC hasn’t credited all their users with the IGNIS from the Ardor Genesis snapshot/airdrop, yet. You can find a list of all the exchanges that support Nxt/Ardor/Ignis trading, deposits, and withdrawals here.

AFTER DEADLINE: HitBTC now says they will airdrop IGNIS this week

The ANG‘s Community Funded Projects to collect funds in order to apply for Ignis and Nxt to be listed on Binance is still ongoing. The funds to list ARDR were quickly raised in a community fundraiser two weeks ago, but it seems to be going slower to collect the funds needed for applying to list IGNIS and NXT. Additionally, since ARDR prices have been going down, the 204,685.4024 ARDR and 1,021.01 IGNIS might not be enough to cover the $100K application fee, this depends on the evolution of the ARDR price over the next few weeks. More info about how to help here.

Elizabeth wrote:

The value of the funds is down right now. When we get closer to the time we need to transfer funds we may need to address that as a community. We raised the amount for Ardor so quickly I didn’t even have a chance to send some, and I’m certain there are many others who will contribute to make up any needed difference.

More exchanges? Community member, Sebastien256 stated:

ARDR can now be exchanged directly for CAD and vice-versa on ezbtc.ca!
They also supported NXT <-> CAD since a long time.
I’m gonna ask them to add IGNIS now.

At the moment, ATLs trading on ezbtc is done by a concierge service. So, for now I would not consider it as a CAD pair where free trading happens with order books, etc. Although you can sell and buy ARDR directly for CAD on ezbtc. I think ezbtc will soon open traditional CAD pairs with order books with 5 alts. I hope ARDR will be one of them.
I sent a message earlier today asking them to add ignis too. I did ask to add ARDR back in december, so im happy they did it.

Finally, please upvote Nxt, Ardor & Ignis so that Lescovex considers listing our coins! We need your votes! You can upvote Nxt/Ardor/Ignis once every day! – It is free!

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

https://lescovex.featureupvote.com/suggestions/5688/ardor-best

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

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  • Ardor Mentioned in this Korean Video – [톡톡코인365]’아더 코인’의 특징은

This video mentions Ardor as an example of a Blockchain-as-a-Service (BaaS) as they run down the CMC page and speak about Ardor, it’s features and solutions, as well as IGNIS as a child chain of Ardor.

 

Korean Ardor Community Page

Korea is a huge market for all cryptocurrencies and Ardor is growing a large and passionate fanbase in this important market. Last week a new community page was announced.

Ardorbaby stated:

In Korea Ardor chatroom, we are planning to make Korean Ardor community page benchmarking Quantum’s community.

They have channel with Patrik who is senoir developer. (https://qtum.or.kr/)

We will let u know the progress of Ardor community in Korea. And need ur help @Elizabeth and @riker

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  • Ardor Explained in this German Video – ARDOR Crypto Coin News 2018

The following video does a good job of explaining Ardor and its unique child chain architecture.

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  • Vote to Choose the Domain Name for the Ignis Community Page

Last week TheWireMaster ran a poll on the Ardor platform so that users could choose their preferences among different available domain names for the Ignis Community page. Chain: IGNIS; Poll ID: 6392917161389756410.

The most voted option was setting up a subdomain at the ardorblockchain.info domain, which was already registered by zuqka, a well-known member of the community. Soon after, he decided to also create subdomains for all the other child chains on Ardor.

The following subdomains were also registered:

zuqka:
ignis.ardorblockchain.info
aeur.ardorblockchain.info
bitswift.ardorblockchain.info
All three are set

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  • Bitswift Child Chain Update

Last week the Bitswift team announced the following news.

bitswiftbro wrote:

The Bitswift dev fund account is bundling, you can be sure that any txn fees it collects as a result will be spent back on development and community building.

travin: At what rate

bitswiftbro: its at .999 or something normal

TECH token

Bitswiftbro:

TECH token market is now open on Ardor Asset Exchange with our first reps being issued their tech token bonus based on invoices they generate. You can see the message includes all the invoice #s which generated tech token for that rep. This allows the reps to internally look up those invoices and verify they were credited the correct amount of TECH token based on their performance bonus allowance. A customer could verify that the rep compensated properly. We will try to sustain a market for TECH token and continuously integrate TECH into our future products and services.

The official asset for TECH is : 8592752264082871895

Don’t get scammed – the issuing account will never open sell orders on the AE.

Initial Token Supply: 21 Million | Inflation rate: Event driven | Live Circulation: 200 Tokens | Max Supply: Uncapped | Platform Specific: Bitswift Technology Solutions.
We will work on getting a chart for TECH/BITSWIFT pair on our block explorer. Who knows in the future we might get TECH listed on Bittrex or something fun.

On their Telegram, Bitswiftbro, aka Paul Busch, elaborated about the TECH:

 [TECH] are rewards that our reps are creating through invoicing our customers.

Our reps are the ones in the businesses and on the road who are promoting the Bitswift blockchain. They used to earn Bitswift token directly, but we switched that to TECH token last night and the first rep was gifted 200 TECH tokens based on 2000 dollars worth of invoices he generated.

Reps are gifted 10% of the service dollars on the invoice that they created.

Example, the rep goes and installs a PC for us. The invoice he generates to the end customer is 200 dollars. The rep gets 50% of that so he would earn 100 dollars canadian. Then he gets 10% of that as a reward in crypto, and this comes through the blockchain credit in TECH token. So he would achieve 100 CAD + 10 TECH token, and basically each TECH token is backed by a real invoice to a real customer.

It’s a big experiment really.. but we are willing to try it to see what happens. Humans will eventually work for decentralized computer networks instead of men in suits, and so this might be a good start. The 9 to 5 office jobs are phasing out and something is bound to replace it.

I think you are going to see a new era of “cloud companies” coming online. Which basically have no central admin or offices. The whole company is composed of a distributed team and everyone working for the company is just a participant on the cloud companies blockchain earning credit from that chain. Participants basically [run] their own businesses with no manager or boss. Steem is a good example of this model, the particpants being bloggers earning STEEM.

Steem does not have to worry about invoicing real customers though and collecting those $ and getting those $ back to the servicing partipcant.. so thats kind of where we are at.

The goal is to make this all happen automatically and transparently. On invoice payment, the rep can see the invoice was paid, the amount of the invoice, that he or she recieved the proper comissions, and the correct amount of TECH tokens that were earned as a result.

Bitswift.shop

Bitswift.shop takes payments in NXT, IGNIS, BITSWIFT, ARDR, ETH, DASH etc.

They wrote:

If you do reddit, we could use some upvotes. It would help to call some attention to Bitswift ecosystem. https://www.reddit.com/r/CryptoCurrency/comments/7zpw1l/bitswiftshop_accepting_all_types_of_common/

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  • Action Coin Presale Ends

The Action coin web wallet is now online and those with Action Points can redeem them for ACTN tokens on the blockchain. The Action Coin team announced:

Action Token Distribution Event

You may now Exchange your Action Points for Action Tokens (1:1), which will then be transferred to your personal wallet on the all new Action Blockchain.

The online ACTN client is available here: https://wallet.actioncoin.com/index.html

PATIENCE: Be aware that the ACTN network is entirely new and needs to be bootstrapped.

The Action Team asks you to create a new ACTN account using their online node, before you log in to https://actionrewards.net/product-category/uncategorized/tokens/, where you can “purchase” Action Tokens (ACTN), using your Action Points balance.  1 Action Point buys you 1 Action Token. This video shows the full process:

The ACTN airdrop to NXT holders

Also, Nxters that sign in to the ACTN online client with their account address (just change NXT- to ACTN- when you sign in) will notice, that they’ve become owners of ACTN tokens!

Reminder: Don’t forget to keep your NXT passphrase secure! We at Nxter.org feel an obligation to warn all users of NXT against entering their NXT passphrase into online client servers. When the ACTN network is stable, you will be able to make transactions by signing them OFFLINE, so your Nxt passphrase is never sent over the internet. Read more about this below, in relation to the LELE airdrop.

Source: https://t.me/ActionCoinNews

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  • Lele Airdrop

The LELE snapshot of the IGNIS chain was performed by the LELE team at block height 83979 on February 28th last week. The distribution of the airdrop was supposed to take place between the 1st and 3rd of March, but according to an update from the LELE team, the distribution is delayed. They stated:

Dear LELE holders,
The airdrop receivers and LELE holders will get maximal profit if LRP system is applied. Unfortunately, to apply the function of LRP, we need to avoid crashed system during the airdrop. As a result, the Airdrop distribution will be little bit delayed, but somehow the markets still stick to the schedule.

Approximately, LRP system and Airdrop distribution will be stable on 10th March 2018 in which all LELE distribution will be finished and LRP system will be applied.

In a Medium article, posted on March 1st, the LELE team advised receivers of the airdrop to log into an online LELE client with their passphrase. We advise Nxters NOT to do this, as this passphrase is your ONE and ONLY key to unlock ALL your accounts on Nxt and Ardor (including all child chains). If you lose your passphrase, you will most likely lose all your funds.

Before the LELE snapshot, jose proposed the following solution:

Important Read Airdrop from Clones – How to Act

If, however, you did NOT move your IGNIS to a temporary “airdrop account” prior to the snapshot, OFFLINE SIGNING of transactions is an inbuilt option you can use with the Nxt and Ardor platforms which is way better than sending your passphrase over the internet to an online node.

By signing your transactions OFFLINE you can make 100% sure that your passphrase is not exposed.

To new users, though, offline signing may be a mouthful to learn, as you are not familiar with the client GUI.

Nxter Magazine has developed a small tool, which makes offline signing easy and simple, and which is conveniently available for both Nxt and the Ardor platform. As we have not received any LELE yet, we can not test it for you and confirm that it will also work with LELE transactions. We will keep you updated and might release a separate version for the LELE holders if needed.

Our best advice:

  • Log in to your account on the LELE network with your account address ONLY, and NOT with your passphrase.
  • Check if you have received the LELE airdrop.
  • Wait.
  • When all the LELE tokens that are supposed to be airdropped has been distributed, we will give further instructions.

The LELE team stated:

LELE wallet can be found at https://wallet.e-chain.id/index.html#

IGNIS holders who did not store their coins in a supported wallet at block height 83979 will NOT get a share of the airdrop. The same goes for those who kept their coins on exchanges that do not support LELE.

Check the block snapshot at https://t.me/LELE_COIN/9063

Live checks can be done here: https://ignis.e-chain.id/index.html
Use vip account ARDOR-9NNC-FSSB-44UM-C4XPN Click on the top right gear icon button, then click blocks.

If you want to send your IGNIS back to VIP exchange:
https://t.me/LELEcoin/90879

Description from Jelurida about coins that are stuck on the blockchain:
https://t.me/LELEcoin/92782

Visit their website

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MEETUPS

 

  • Review Fireside Chat with Lior Yaffe, Core-Developer of the Ardor and Nxt Blockchains in Barcelona on March 2nd

After a long week with 4YFN, Lior still made time to have a fireside chat in Barcelona with the community where he answered questions directly asked by community members.

Veronica wrote:

Having @Elizabeth @vanbreuk and @riker in the same room here in Barcelona is really nice

The Q&A videos will be shared as soon as they’re available.

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  • d10e Conference in Seoul, South Korea, March 3rd-6th

Beginning last week and lasting into this one is the d10 Conference in Seoul, the leading conference on decentralization. Next week we will write on this as the conference is only just beginning at the time of writing.

Elizabeth wrote:

Ardor / Nxt Community Ambassador, William Pacheco will be attending the d10e Conference in Seoul, South Korea next week.

Source

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  •  Nxt/Ardor Hackaton in Norway, March 22nd.

Later this month there will be a Nxt / Ardor hackathon event at the Scandic Bystranda Hotel in Kristiansand, Norway. Bring your own laptop for some hands-on experience with Nxt and Ardor. Details are below.

Details:

March 20-21, The Autonomy Conference 2018, Scandic Bystranda Hotel, Kristiansand, Norway
Go to the Registration Site for the conference (in Norwegian).

March 22, Ardor Hackaton, Scandic Bystranda Hotel, Kristiansand, Norway
Go to the Registration Site for the hackaton.

More info

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The AE

  • Frasindo Crowdsale

Frasindo’s ICO is still ongoing, currently in Round 4.

 

Sandy, AKA san2ok, explained:

Sandy (^_^) v san2ok, [02.03.18 16:49]
Hello

Sandy (^_^) v san2ok, [02.03.18 16:50]
Round 3 crowdsale will end in few hours :blush:

Round 4 bonus 10% will open for 7 days

[In reply to xsan three] >How about progress this project today?

For mystellar.org we all need to disscuss how to made value and tokenize the project, and incentivise people to contribute and moderate
If anyone have ideas please discuss it..

For upcoming warnamu, we are still waiting coinrupiah
But warnamu progress on local sales is good
(you can see the sales live)

For coinrupiah.. Im giving pressure the IT team to speedup
Meanwhile another IT is making blockchain-swap for fasindo shop
Coinrupiah progress is a disapointment for now.. I will fix it

For credit union license
On this saturday there will be meeting to fulfill all the requirements..
I will try record the talks, but i think not many people understand (its in indonesian)
The company layer the credit union
PT.Agra Multi Niaga have great progress
But the project will be split..(only make use the license together)

For FRAS
Im on process negotiating with car dealer.. Meeting with its manager next wednesday
(I will try documented it)
Government update=Its very nice.. We as partner of taxi online in benefited side when the government enforcing the transportation law

Artur Stanek in a seminar at Warsaw (Poland) while wearing a Frasindo’s Tshirt

How to buy Frasindo

Bounty Questions

More info

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  • Janus – Status Update

The Janus team recently launched KREDS and announced the following:

Hello mining community, we would like to make the first sale of digital goods using Kreds only as payment. This is mostly for historical purposes and also to make things fun for currency uses early on.

So without further ado, we are selling $7875 USD worth of BITMAIN coupons to be used for each order from their shop. We will be using a Kreds price of 6 cents USD per Kred coin making the total cost for all of these coupons 131,250 Kreds to buy them all.

Luis, AKA Ascendus, stated:

Hi Janus community, you can now daily vote to get Kreds listed on @NextExchange
https://nextexchange.featureupvote.com/suggestions/5958/janus-token-jns

Your daily vote is appreciated. Onwards and Upwards! $JNS $ARDR

JNS tokens

Bjorn stated:

Hello Janus users, we have been applying to more exchanges for Janus and if you hold Kreds you may have noticed we got 2 exchanges with more on the way.

The issue is that the exchange owners are looking at trade volume on Ardor wallet and past 6 months of ccex.

Theres no incentive for them to list JNS without volume.

We will keep contacting exchanges but if the community behind any investment is not active with the investment we as a team cannot turn exchanges heads.

Later this year we have a solution to help, but again without some serious volume we cannot help you get listed because there is no motivation for exchange owners unless the coin is traded daily.

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

Janus asset ID on the ARDOR platform: 4348103880042995903

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

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DEVELOPMENT

  • Weekly Reminder: Bundling and deadlines

The parent-child-architecture of Ardor means that when Child Chain transactions are submitted, a bundling account must accept to bundle the transaction and send it to the Ardor parent chain to be forged. If a child chain transaction is not accepted and bundled by a bundling account within a default of 15 minutes, the transaction will be expired and will cancel.

The conversation below highlights how it works, and how to check for active bundlers and fees in the client and with API.

igmaca:
I have made two transactions of ignis coins from one wallet to another and they have been mysteriously canceled.

sebastien256:
They have most probably expired, your transaction most probably did not find a bundler. Are fees high enough?

Riker:
Child chain transactions are submitted by default with a deadline of 15 minutes. That’s why they disappear if not bundled.

igmaca:
I think it was because of the fee. the one that rejected me had put 0.02 and those that have been accepted have been 0.03 fee

chesslover:
What is the recommended “exception handling” approach to such cases? The transaction originator should be notified programmatically that the transaction has been cancelled or has expired

Also, is there a way to check if bundlers are running and if there is a minimum transaction fee?

martis:
Switch to chain you want to check, “gear” icon in top right, then bundlers.

chesslover:
@martis I meant programmatically

martis:
with api?

chesslover:
Yes
Or something like a work flow

martis:
http://localhost:27876/nxt?requestType=getAllBundlerRates
best rates: http://localhost:27876/nxt?requestType=getBundlerRates

Read a nice write-up about bundling here

and you can learn from the wiki about how to set up your own bundling service here

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IN THE MEDIA

  • Nxter.org – The Equal Market You Ought to Explore

We welcome WatchTower as a new external blogger on Nxter.org. This guest piece for Nxter highlights the importance of a key component of the Nxt and Ardor platforms: the marketplace. Without a marketplace, the client is just an exchange for your crypto. But with it, so many more opportunities arise. The Ardor marketplace is decentralized and enables direct peer-to-peer trading on the blockchain. It is an open store designed for buying and selling digital goods, but physical items can be listed as well. You are able to buy and sell via the marketplace for IGNIS, Bitswift or a fiat-pegged token like AEUR. The only limit to what you can do with this is your imagination.

The author wrote:

Years have passed and the rains of ideas have fallen unto the plains of execution effecting sudden germinations of several digital currencies. They rose from all directions with similar offers and only a different name and people behind them to distinguish them. Few stood out with more to offer and determination to bring that future even nearer.

From BCNext came the idea of such a rare currency in 2013. A second generation of cryptos that was developed from scratch. It came with many features that would have been thought of to be the future of digital currency such as shuffling, decentralized DNS, peer-to-peer exchange, voting system to mention a few. It emphasized on the broad nature of blockchain which was more than just a currency.

Source

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  • Medium – 2018 Blockchain-as-a-Service (BaaS) Platform Review: Part I

A quick overview of the BaaS environment as of early 2018. Ardor is one of the key players and is well-positioned to challenge Ethereum as the dominant blockchain solution for businesses.

They wrote:

  1.  ARDOR comes with its own decentralized exchange. The Ardor client is well packaged to manage token, asset, exchange and etc.
  2. ARDOR is the first operational multi-chain (also called parent-child) architecture which provides a solution to blockchain bloat as well as a token per application design.
  3. Regarding technical discussion around multi-chain, I found that Lior Yaffe’s summary is insightful.
  4. ARDOR in 2018 may repeat ETH in 2016 and a lot to expect from this undervalued platform.

Source

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  • Medium – Ethereum’s Reign As “ICO King” May Soon Be At An End

More and more companies are learning about the advantages of Ardor as an ICO platform. The following chart does a great job highlighting how Ardor is a step above the competitions when it comes to built-in functionality. Businesses are likely going to start appreciating the benefits of 0 fee child chain transactions more and more in the coming months.

Visit the original article at Medium to view the full table

Will Ethereum still be the top ICO platform by the end of December 2018?

* — Ardor “0 fee transactions” — users can experience 0 fees, but the owner of a particular “child chain” will need to pay for the verification of those transactions through a process known as “bundling.”

Source

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  • Valas News – Kurang Diminati, Koin IGNIS Terus Alami Penurunan Di Pasar Indonesia (Indonesian)

This article describes the trading behavior of IGNIS after it was listed recently in Indonesia. The author remains bullish that Indonesian crypto traders will soon appreciate the value and functionality of IGNIS .

 

Source

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  • The Next Web – Bridging Blockchain’s Gaps is the Next Major Hurdle

This comprehensive article highlights Ardor as being one of the best examples of adding scaling and interoperability to the greater blockchain ecosystem as the space moves towards greater mainstream adoption.

They wrote:
Ardor, the brainchild of Jelurida, has taken a unique step towards opening the blockchain ecosystem for us even further through the introduction of child chains. Ardor has effectively built its own blockchain on which other chains, referred to as child chains, can be integrated to benefit from the main chain’s infrastructure and security.

Source

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  • Invest in Blockchain – 25 Industries That Blockchain Will Radically Transform

Ardor is mentioned as one of most transformative blockchains. Specifically, they espouse the virtues of the unique child chain architecture of Ardor and how it is an excellent scaling solution business looking to develop their own decentralized blockchain app (dapps).

They wrote:

 Ardor is another big player in this space. It utilizes the technology of the NXT platform to offer child chains. The project’s parent-child chain architecture will allow businesses to create products on customized blockchains that are secure and lightweight. Transactions can be removed from the child chain once over, to keep the chain free from bloat.

The child chains can run either on Ardor’s own tokens or one of the chain owner’s choice. This child chain supports a variety of features and makes the use of blockchain for a company simple, as opposed to building a blockchain from scratch. For a detailed look at Ardor, read our in-depth article here.

Source

 

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

The article mentions Ardor as easy to use and easy to implement blockchain ecosystem for businesses.

Ardor’s unique child-parent architecture solves two key issues in the blockchain ecosystem, specifically, (1) blockchain scaling and bloating, and (2) business customization issues. Ardor addresses scalability by (1) separating security and functionality through the creation of multiple chains, with complete child chain pruning (keeping the blockchain size smaller), and (2) providing easily customizable and ready to use building blocks, similar to WordPress, to businesses.

Source

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  • A Bit Greedy – Ignis Coin Guide: Complete Analysis

Ignis is the first child chain of Ardor and it will always be the one with the most functionality of any child chain in the Ardor ecosystem. This article does a good job highlighting the many great features that the Ignis child chain has.

Ignis is the first child chain of Ardor. It supports all the features of the NXT blockchain except the forge feature. Child chains do not forge on the Ardor blockchain platform. Additional Ardor features are also available on Ignis.

All the features available on Ignis include asset exchange, marketplace, monetary system, phasing, voting system, messages, account leasing, account monitor, coin shuffling, plugins, asset control, composite phasing, asset share increase, and by-property phasing.

Source

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PRICE EVOLUTION

  • TradingView – ARDR by HamadaMark

Source

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  • TradingView – Is ARDR About to show some Enthusiasm?

Source

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  • TradingView – Ignis: up to 220% in Next 2 Weeks?

Source

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  • Weekly NXT/ARDR/IGNIS Price Evolution

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

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

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

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And that is all for this week, Nxters.

Follow us on Twitter or Telegram for important breaking updates during the week as they happen. See you back here next week! Spring is coming as is more exciting and eventful news on third-party exchange support for IGNIS/ARDR and news about how to SAFELY access your airdropped tokens from the cloned blockchains! Stay warm, dry, and stay informed, dear Nxters. We will keep you updated on the growing world of distributed ledger technology.

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

The Equal Market You Ought to Explore

Equality has always been a farfetched term and only exists in the dreams. Unfairness and inequality have gone beyond the five fingers and have eaten deep into all systems. But then, this isn’t a conversation that concerns us at the moment. However, the market is. Who can survive without a market? No living man can, unless he provides everything he needs all by himself. The greatest of all markets of course is the financial market, as money is another commodity one can’t do without and a conversation everyone wants to engage in. After all, it makes the world go round. So, let’s talk about “The Market”, “The Money Market”.

Let me throw out a rhetorical question to my dear readers. “Have you ever been to a market place?” The obvious answer is that nearly everyone has – whether from the corner of our rooms through the internet windows on our mobile phones, or actually through physical interactions. It’s a place for all commodities essential to human life. Several years back before the introduction of the Financial Market system, it will be deemed a myth to forecast a future of such market. Today we have Foreign Exchange Markets and, even more, we have the Exchange for Digital currencies. Now, that’s a market everyone is talking about. A future some few are afraid of.

The idea of having a decentralized, difficult to corrupt system and a future of independent financial structure terrifies me. I am the man behind the corrupt politics, a wealthy aristocrat who wants it all for himself.  But then, the world we know has become little and encircled by the Crypto-space. Cryptocurrency is here to stay. Cheers to the common man as he at last has a fair and equal opportunity in the space.

Available materials show that Cryptocurrency came in as a side product of another invention. Satoshi Nakamoto, the unknown inventor of Bitcoin, the first Cryptocurrency, never intended to invent a currency. In his announcement in late 2008, he declared that he had developed a ‘Peer-to-Peer Electronic Cash System”. Satoshi’s invention was a successful creation of a decentralized digital cash system, which came in after several attempts had failed. Well, that was about ten years ago when Satoshi made his invention, which is still raising questions, fear, as well as optimism among the populace.

Years have passed and the rains of ideas have fallen unto the plains of execution effecting sudden germinations of several digital currencies. They rose from all directions with similar offer but only a different name and people behind it to distinguish them. Few stood out with more to offer and determination to bring that future even nearer. From BCNext came the idea of such a rare currency in 2013. A second generation of cryptos that was developed from scratch. It came with it many features that would have been thought of to be the future of digital currency such as shuffling, decentralized DNS, peer-to-peer exchange, voting system to mention a few. It emphasized on the broad nature of blockchain which was more than just a currency.

As a continued effort of the 5-year Legacy of NXT came Ardor in the earliest hours of 2018. A second iteration of NXT, a whole new exciting journey of cryptocurrency with new and interesting features. Sitting on the throne as the first parent chain, Ardor welcomed the first child chain, “Ignis”, each with individual differences and goals in the blockchain vision realization. To the team behind it, the future is all that matters. A future with a carefully laid foundation is definitely a never-ending one. Part of the features that makes the whole development more than just a currency to be traded is the Market Place. The end dream of every currency is to be spent and not just traded of. Paving the path to the future where cryptocurrency realizes its goal of being a genuine means of exchange makes it a cryptocurrency of the future.

As the Ardor Platform puts it: “The Marketplace enables direct peer-to-peer trading on the blockchain. It is an open decentralized store for all digital goods. You may sell or purchase software, music, video, ebooks or any other kind of digital good here. Simply browse the available products, place an order and the seller will send you information of how to download the good (usually a link) inside the blockchain system. Although Marketplace was designed for buying and selling digital merchandise, physical items have also been listed for sale.”

So, when the idea crossed your mind of being part of the great future in the emerging blockchain industry, think no further. It can’t get any better than the one that builds on the two greatest entities, Market and Money. This is the big thing. It is a market for you, me and every one of us. It is a market you ought to explore.

Nxter News – February 2018 (III): There Is Nothing Like A Dream To Create The Future

February (III)

Welcome again, Nxters!

The news from last week has exchanges, again, front and center but for a new reason: Jelurida announced a fund for listing NXT / ARDR / IGNIS on new exchanges; in tandem with a crowdfunding effort by the community and ANG to get our tokens on Binance, learn about the Fras Coin Ignis ICO, new Ardor and NRS client updates were released, Lele – a going-to-be Ardor clone has announced a limited time 1:1 swap for NXT/IGNIS (plus info about the upcoming airdrop), and some great Ardor memes, and media metions. All this and more await you below.

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

COMMUNITY

MEETUPS

The AE

DEVELOPMENT

NXT IN THE MEDIA

PRICE EVOLUTION

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


COMMUNITY

  • Exchange Campaigns

Jelurida Pledges €100K for 3-5 Exchange Listings

Jelurida has announced that they will be allocating money for the exclusive purpose of getting NXT / ARDR / IGNIS listed on more third-party exchanges. Jelurida has set aside a budget of  €100K for 2018 with the goal of getting three to five new exchanges listing the coins we know and love.

Lior Yaffe (Riker) announced:

Based on community feedback, Jelurida has allocated a budget of €100K for the year of 2018 for exchange listing with the aim of listing our tokens on between 3 and 5 exchanges.

The exact amount paid per exchange will be decided on a case by case basis. Specifically, we will apply for the Binance Community Coin and we will revisit all exchanges which already support Nxt and make another attempt to get them to list Ardor and Ignis.

Let’s rally together! Sign up for a binance account so we can vote!!! from Ardor

This action from Jelurida’s side comes after weeks of heated discussions within the community, as well as direct accusations against Jelurida that they do not appreciate the value of exchanges. Since the release of Ardor, and the IGNIS airdrop, Nxters have been waiting for exchanges to honor their publicly announced support for the tokens, but still, after almost 2 months, people are not able to buy into ARDR and IGNIS, or withdraw their tokens to their local clients, on several exchanges that announced that they would.

Jelurida’s application to Binance, and the €100K pledge, is what it is, and it surely helps but it doesn’t mean that Nxters can lean back and expect to see new trading markets just emerge. The community, as well as Jelurida will have to push hard, in collaboration.

Read along.

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  • Ardorgate Lowers The Fee

Ardorgate’s AEUR child chain is a gateway from Euro to AEUR, to the decentralized Coin Exchange on Ardor, where ARDR and child chain tokens can be traded p2p, but only through Euro, and with KYC and AML registration required.

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  • We need to be on more exchanges

Nxters – new users not being able to get into IGNIS / ARDR is a huge problem.

Which exchanges would you like to add NXT / IGNIS / ARDR trading? A spreadsheet is waiting for your input.

jsantaan

Ardor needs more exchanges.

peter

I have sold the idea of Ardor to soo many people but they gave up because they can’t buy it anywhere and bought into other projects instead. I keep talking about how good the wallet is and the inbuilt functionality but they never get to use it for themselves.

I would pay $300k for the Binance listing if need be. We say that it’s a lot for one exchange that could go out of business tomorrow but if Bittrex went down tomorrow we’d have almost zero liquidity at all. The more exchanges the better imo for exactly that argument.

Unfortunately, I don’t have that kind of money but I would 100% contribute to any community fund which I think has been mentioned in here numerous times. My point was more that scoffing at $300k is silly when it would likely increase Ardors overall value by more than that overnight. I understand the blackmail argument but it is what it is. We can’t cut off our nose to spite our face.

It scares me that if anything happened to Bittrex we would essentially be on almost zero exchanges. In addition, when the market recovers that $300k could quickly become $600k.

Riker

So far my assumption was that exchanges that already support NXT will quickly move to support Ardor and Ignis, after all they are making money from it.

Apparently, this was a wrong assumption.

On the other hand, we won’t agree for exchanges to blackmail us and 30K Binance [$BNB] is blackmail.

Elizabeth [2:19 PM]
Here is a spreadsheet called Exchanges. It is completely blank and undeveloped. I have given Edit privileges to everyone who accesses with the following link. I can’t work on this for awhile, but any of you may go in and build it to what we need. I will probably tweak it later and lock down access after a few days.

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1Z-0CsFZ-dHnKfcFMD4e3YdHgbRduqRSdhcLEydxvMrk/edit?usp=sharing

I suggest we just start listing the exchanges, adding the website and contact link or email for now.

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  • Crowdfunding for Binance listing fees

http://www.ardornxt.group/community-funded-projects

The community is also rallying, with the ANG announcing that they, separately from Jelurida, will be trying to crowdfund $100K per token (ARDR, IGNIS & NXT) to meet the (expected) fee for applying to get listed on the Binance exchange. This is a massive and coordinated community campaign with the explicit goal of making Jelurida tokens better available for users.

Elizabeth
To go in tandem with @riker’s revelation of the marketing budget and my commitment to the community to help crowdfund a listing, I have created a Community Project page on the ANG website.

We have three coins. It would be a tough decision but we should prioritize in three tiers.

fihsu
Please vote, poll is on the ignis chain. Thx.
https://ardor.tools/polls/IGNIS/10114297959185144263

Elizabeth

I’m going to throw another thought out here while I’m eating dinner and thinking things through. I really want this to be a rallying of the community and not divisive in any way! We all come from different business, cultural, geopolitical backgrounds with different experiences and perspectives. Let’s not let this become an us versus them situation if we all don’t see it the same way. Some will not be able to contribute, some will choose not to contribute. But let each one be respected for their own position and decision. OK?!!

ebasos

So this is fundraising for paying regular listing fee on binance? And there is a chance to list all 3 coins if we’ll raise 300k?

Elizabeth

Yes

UPDATE:

Elizabeth [11:04 AM]
The community raised 100K to apply for listing Ardor on Binance in about 12 hours time!

The fund raising continues for Nxt and Ignis here:
http://www.ardornxt.group/community-funded-projects

We will need to calculate things and keep track of how much BNB costs in relation to how much we raise. I think we can aim for 100000K USD per coin right now and communicate changes as the markets fluctuate.

This fundraiser has nothing to do with the Community Coin application. It is for the regular application of the coins. Now that our own community has decided to fund that application there is no need to apply for it to be the Community Coin.

Follow the full conversation at the #marketing channel on ArdorNxt chat on Slack, #communityprojects channel.

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  • Bitplace Exchange Accepts Ardor

Continuing the theme of acceptance, Bitplace now supports ARDR trading. Instructions on how to buy or sell ARDR on Bitplace are below.

To buy Ardor first select from the YOU HAVE drop-down the currency you wish to pay with and enter the amount you have. From the YOU GET drop-down select Ardor ARDR and you will see the rate and how much Ardor you will receive. Click Exchange Now and enter the Ardor address you wish to receive your ARDR and your e-mail address. On the next page you will have to pay for your Exchange to the indicated address.

Source

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  • Bittrex Open for New Registrations

Bittrex appears to have started accepting new user registrations:
https://support.bittrex.com/hc/en-us/requests/new?ticket_form_id=114093958552

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  • Nxt / Ardor Memes

Community member, darksidejosh, created many delicious and dank memes about NXT, IGNIS and Ardor. We are happy to spotlight them for you – they are funny, true, and engaging. Over 60 of his memes are assembled below. Always remember to HODL!

darksidejosh wrote:

And heres an album of the 60 or so ARDR meme’s ive made over the last few months. I realize its not official content, but I have some reach on cryptotwitter with some of metrics getting 20k views or more each.”

ARDR MEMES

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  • ArdorPlatform.org Redesign

A redesign of the ardorplatform.org website is currently underway.

codehalo

Just one of the ideas being worked on.

The redesign offering for ardorplatform.org is on track. We should have something soon for the community to review.

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  • Lele Airdrop

Lele is the Indonesian wildcard that entered the stage as an NXT clone but quickly chose to become an Ardor clone instead. Lele will be fulfilling the terms of the JPL and airdropping 10% of their tokens to the Ardor community. Scams are out there – no registration or forms need to be filled out, by anyone, to receive the Lele Airdrop. Be safe and NEVER give your account passphrase out!

LELE states that on the 28th of February they will take a snapshot of the IGNIS child chain and the airdrop will be distributed on 1.–3. March. The ratio is 10 IGNIS:1 LELE.

Starting from Feb 12th they allow LELE believers to swap IGNIS:LELE or NXT:LELE  at a 1:1 ratio.

Important Read Airdrop from Clones – How to Act

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MEETUPS

 

  • Jelurida at 4YFN and the Mobile World Congress

As previously announced: Jeurida was picked as a 4YFN Awards finalist – and the final date is closing in.

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

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

As part of being a finalist, Jelurida will exhibit for free in a highlighted area of 4YFN from February 26 to 28. Also, they will get a dedicated article published on the 4YFN website and will be included in newsletters and across social channels. Jelurida will have the opportunity to meet the international press for the promotion of the finalists’ projects.

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

Source

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A reminder for all Nxters, Nxt, Ardor and child chain community members – the community has been compiling the blockchain Meetup events across the ecosystem.

napdude
As soon as ardor ecosystem event dates are known, put them into cryptoCalendar to get the word out.
https://cryptocalendar.pro/

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

coradan

almonte and me have been helped by Elizabeth and Veronica to organize Madrid Meetup on Google Campus at 1st of March.

https://www.meetup.com/es/Blockchain-for-Business-Madrid/events/247609513/

I would like to know your opinion to do this crowdfunding campaign with AEUR to support catering for the networking moment on the event?

martis

yeah, withdraw AEUR to MT mastercard and pay with it for catering in front of audience

almonte

What a great idea Martis

martis

I will contribute some AEUR for that – or sell some Ignis/Ardor to AEUR, withdraw them and pay for catering live!

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

The videos from the Meetup in Valencia on Feb. 7th have been posted. Watch our long-time community member Alberto Fernandez (almonte) speak about the Ardor platform. Videos are in Spanish without subs.

He wrote:

As promised, here you have the videos recorded from the last Ardor introduction in Valencia. Apologies for the non-spanish speakers, this event was in spanish. Again, thanks to Dekalabs and Flywire for hosting the event and provide such a good Blockchain audience!

More information

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  • Review of Blockchain for Business Meetup in Barcelona held on February 13th

Veronica wrote a nice review of the Barcelona Meetup hosted by Nxt and Ardor members. Very good feedback was gathered and we hope to continue to grow and gain traction in business sectors across the world.

She wrote:

We had a very exciting time holding the first Blockchain for Business Meetup yesterday in Barcelona. This is an incredible asset for our community, and helps to build connections with local players, IT consultants, and businesses. Anyone in the community that would like to do something similar, even in a smaller scale (it all counts!) come to the #meetuporganizers channel and say hello! We will help you to start in your city and share tips and good practices. Organizing this can be very easy if you already know what to do 😉

Big success yesterday at the first meetup of the Barcelona Blockchain for Business Group organized by Ardor and Nxt members, full room around 180 attendees (193 subscribed to the event, less than 10% of non-attendance)

– First meetup, very positive feedback, people reached us to congratulate and thank you us for the organization
– @fsarrias @vanbreuk @rubenbc and @veronica told to a lot of people after the event, and exchanged business cards and talk about Nxt and Ardor
– Joan Manel (Vanbreuk) presented what is a blockchain and what characteristics are important for business (about 40 minutes); Veronica introduced areas where blockchain is being applied and mentioned the blockchain-as-a-service model (about 20 minutes)
– We had 30 minutes of Q&A, and 20 minutes of networking. The Mobile World Center and Estrella Damm sponsored a beer at the end of the event
– The meetup was recorded, we will share the video soon!

RubénBC

It has been a success from all points of view. The site was very well located, excellent speakers, the atmosphere among the attendees was very good, and networking with a good beer was great (L). Wishing to attend the next and see you all again.

More information

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The AE

  • Frasindo Ignis Crowdsale

Frasindo and the Fras Coin project of Indonesia have an ongoing crowdsale. Sandy Budiman of Frasindo updated the community about the structure of the Fras Coin project and shared details with Elizabeth, the director of ANG. Fras Coin will be an asset an Ignis child chain asset on the Ardor platform.

Indonesia-Based Car Rental Company Frasindo Joins the Cryptocurrency World

Fras Coin will be an asset on the Ignis child chain of the Ardor Platform. Details are available at https://www.frasindo.com. Fras Coin Roadmap: http://bit.ly/2C2HrCi. Fras Coin White-Paper: http://bit.ly/2sf6sun. Follow Frasindo on Twitter at @frascoin.

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  • Janus – Status Update

Janus released a statement to their community about recent Kreds airdrop.

Hello Janus community,

Details regarding the airdrop for JNS users will be available within 2 weeks, depending on administration times within our team it could be sooner. Users anticipating coins please be patient as we will process this securely and using cryptographic messages on Ardor platform to verify the validity of claimed Kreds.

Please note: this was not a hyped airdrop and intended for the JNS community by design, the snapshot has already passed, and is the only portion of Kreds designated through this distribution method. 90 day claim window for the users in JNS who participated, all coins not claimed will be returned to the websites’ funds for disbursement.

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

Janus asset ID on the ARDOR platform: 4348103880042995903

KREDS

bjorn_bb 

Website/whitepaper for Kreds is live https://www.kredsblockchain.com/

We are beginning the necessities for the airdrop public soon. I welcomed you all over a year ago to Janus, I welcome you also to Kreds community, please join the discord if you get a moment (at your leisure)much of the whitepaper won’t be as new to those in here as in the rest of the world.

However, it does have some details you may like or hate you know we are here, if you see something that you feel needs adjustment, then please let us know. The economic model is very difficult to perfectly launch without live data, user stats and more so it can and more than likely will change for emissions and user base size increases.

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

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  • Triffic Teaser

Triffic released a teaser for their upcoming Ignis ICO. Triffic is a gamified navigation app that allows users accrue loyalty points like Air Miles by performing actions such as traveling to a location, redeeming vouchers, selling items or booking a hotel or taxi. Their business model looks legit and claims to be able to operate in any country.

Triffic, The Gamified GPS Is Coming To Ardor from Ardor

They wrote:

We are indeed [planning to do an ICO on the ignis childchain].

The asset tokens have already been created and we are now in the final stages of ensuring that the ICO is compliant with international KYC laws. Whilst we are issuing our token on the Ignis Blockchain, people will have the choice about how they want to buy.

People will also be able to buy tokens with Bitcoin or Ethereum as well as Ignis and Ardor. The only thing they need to hold their asset tokens is an Ardor wallet – and anybody can get one, not just Europeans.

I’m definitely correct here because I actually live in SE Asia and many people over here have Ardor wallets.

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DEVELOPMENT

  • Ardor v2.0.14 Upgrade

Last week a new version of Ardor, v2.0.14 was released. Drop everything and download it now! No, but seriously, you should upgrade your Ardor client. The new version includes bug fixes and improvements to the UI. The full changelog is below.

Changelog:

Correct coin order cancellation fee calculations when the exchange coin is ARDR
and correct fee coin label in the buy and cancel modals.

Format amount and fee according to chain decimals in transactions tables.

Fixed server calculated exchange rate to display according to locale numeric
formatting.

Added the buy orders side to the coin exchange, improved layout of the coin
exchange page.

Fixed update of account balances per chain.

Fixed alias offer to any account. Fixed decryption of DGS goods.

Added Ardorgate EULA and privacy policy checkboxes and links.

Improved the “not enough funds” error message.

Fixed sending of transactions when running as light client.

Added UI for blacklisting bundlers.

Do not process or propagate bundler rates when running as light client.

Source

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  • NRS Update – Version 1.11.13

Jelurida also released a new NRS update (for desktop and Android) – v1.11.13. This new update includes UI improvements, desktop wallet performance optimizations, and bug fixes. Do not forget to update! Seriously, it is important for community members to stay up-to-date on their client upgrades so as to be as safe and secure as possible.

 

Changelog:

Desktop wallet performance optimizations to reduce excessive load.

Do not allow login using passphrase to a non-existing account to prevent users from losing their funds due to a typo. Use the “choose your own passphrase” link under “create new account” if you really need to login to a non-existing account using passphrase.

Client UI enhancements and bugfixes.

 

  • Updated Android client app

Mobile app https://bitbucket.org/Jelurida/nxt/downloads/nxt-client-1.11.13.apk
SHA256 0cb8f0a62fd1ba9890cfda4410d25b21fa79256f06759f7c6396269c04ddcf97

Source

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  • BIOTS 2018

Do you study computer science, engineering, or math?

Do you want to be among the first people worldwide to profit from top-notch, hands-on education in Blockchain and the Internet of Things?

Do you want to meet experts and others in the field and create sustainable solutions?

Every year the BIOTS program will offer three major verticals for the students to build their ideas and use-cases.
In 2018, we mainly look into sustainability issues, which are currently on the agenda of the UN or hot topics in the industry.

Source

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NXT IN THE MEDIA

  • Hacker Noon – Blockchain as a Service: 23 Million Reasons to Help Advance the Future of Blockchain

This article highlights how Ardor, unlike other blockchains, promotes Blockchain-as-a-Service (BaaS) right out of the gate – the entire platform was designed with businesses in mind. Like Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) from earlier this decade, BaaS looks to be the next evolution in business.

They wrote:

Ardor, is a BaaS platform that will allow people to use the NXT blockchain. They use “child chains” to bring BaaS into the front of the equation. Instead of leaving BaaS as an afterthought, they frontloaded the ability for companies to use their BaaS platform.

Now that we understand this rapid interest and growth of blockchain, we can start to understand just how important BaaS is.

So now back to “BaaSics”, what does the ideal version of BaaS look like? Well it could be one of two things. It could possibly look like Ardor and Nxt, where BaaS is front-loaded into the fundamentals of the blockchain.

Source

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  • Crypto Gazette – Ardor (ARDR) Quietly Making Progress in 2018

Ardor is highlighted in Crypto Gazette as making excellent progress this year. They speak about the ease with which developers can use the platform to implement new features and functionality. They also praise the growth of the community, including a new Korean channel. Korea is one of the largest consumer markets for cryptocurrency in the world.

They wrote:

The blockchain currency improved the stability of the network. With the latest upgrade, the coin is able to rise against other digital coins in the market. It is because it offers developers with an excellent platform for developing their key features on the coin’s channel. The refurbishment of their child chain system continues to function perfectly and as a matter of fact, they are planning to release minor updates with some improvements of usability and bug fixes.

Ardor (ARDR) is also making excellent progress in their client support system which is in full integration with the customer relationship management system. There is also the creation of a new Korean channel. The channel would offer a vital stage for increasing the awareness of the coin to readers in Korea.

Source

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  • Steemit – How to Transfer IGNIS Tokens off the Ardor Blockchain to an Exchange

So we always recommend keeping your assets in your local wallets, but we get it – many of you like to trade on the open market with non-Jelurida tokens. This article documents how to transfer IGNIS tokens from your Ardor wallet to a Bittrex wallet. The process is simple but requires an account with the third-party exchange in question. Do your research and learn what exchanges enabled IGNIS trading (refer to the ANG crowdfunding announcement from earlier).

Instructions:

If you held NXT before the snapshot then your IGNIS tokens are accessible on the Ardor blockchain using the same account number and password for the NXT blockchain.

But what does that mean? This is a simple guide to transfer your IGNIS tokens to an exchange. I will be using Bittrex as an example.

We will be using The Ardor Lite wallet to access the Ardor blockchain.

The Ardor Lite wallet allows for simple/fast interaction with the Ardor blockchain for users. All transactions are signed locally, so your passphrase is never sent to a remote node, while not requiring the user to download the blockchains. Only the essential functions are available.

We will be creating a new wallet on Bittrex to receive our IGNIS tokens and then accessing the Ardor Lite Wallet to send our IGNIS tokens over to Bittrex.

Source

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  • LinkedIn – Ardor Lack of Marketing Talk

This article makes an excellent point – Ardor is a business tool that is not really deserving of marketing. Rather it is the CHILD CHAINS that need the marketing as they are what the average person will be interacting/transacting with and using. Ignis, AEUR, just to name a couple, should be treated as the stars of Ardor, not Ardor itself.

They wrote:

Whilst people tend to agree that the technology behind Ardor is genuinely groundbreaking, there seems to be a consensus of opinion that the marketing efforts from Jelurida are pretty weak.

The thing is, I actually disagree. If you look at the remit of Jelurida, you’ll see that they are a for-profit company. This company has two products – Ardor and the Nxt Blockchain Creation kit.

This means that for Jelurida to spend money on the direct marketing of Ardor is extremely short sighted. The Ardor parent-chain has not been designed for everyday general transactional use, that’s the job of the child chains.

Ardor should not be thought of as a coin. Like Ethereum, Ardor is a store of value. Their market caps are built up because they are both ultimate destinations for profits that have been made from smart contracts (in the case of Ethereum) or child-chains (in the case of Ardor).

Ethereum has not become popular because it has a celebrity figurehead. Ethereum is popular and high-priced because it was built to facilitate developers to build on top of it, which they have done in droves.

This is also why Ardor will become popular, not because of any short term spin designed to pacify day-traders whose memories only extend beyond the last pump. It’s been less than a month and we are already starting to see new projects being announced. Word will spread. Slowly at first, but it will gather pace as more child chains come on board. A true and sustained price rise will only happen when there is true adoption of the Ardor ecosystem, and for that to happen, it need to be marketed those who can take advantage of what it was designed for.

Ardor is a working project with a long-term future, and that’s why it’s a long term hold.

Source

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  • Smartoptions – …And What About ARDOR ($ARDR)?

This article illuminates the history of Ardor and the many incremental developments it has had over the past two years.

There is a history of next level developments, behind Ardor that stems from NXT – a blockchain available for public and private use, with a five-year history, proven technical stability, a healthy community, and a well established proof-of-stake model.

Ardor launched in 2016, making it one of the first Blockchain-as-a-Service (Baas) programs, along with IBM’s Hyper Ledger and Microsoft’s Azure. The purpose of a progression Ardor was to use the solid foundation of NXT while solving the NXT issues of a single token, blockchain bloat, and lack of customizability. The NXT platform provides Ardor the capacity for creating vital, structured transactions

Source

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PRICE EVOLUTION

  • TradingView – NXT AFTER IGNIS AIRDROP

Source

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  • TradingView – IGNIS/BTC Potential Triangle Breakout

The bottom line of the triangle is the support that was tested twice, currently, the price is near this level and should bounce again from it. This will be a fifth Elliott wave which will break the Triangle upward. We expect a significant rise of this coin as its fundamental basis is decent as well as technical. It has been recently added to Bittrex and we waited until the right moment to enter. Stoch RSI is in the overbought state, so we should wait till it dips a bit to the zone that is drawn on the chart. Probably it will be the best moment to buy IGNIS.

Source

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  • TradingView – Will Airdrop Cause FOMO?

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Source

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  • Weekly NXT/ARDR/IGNIS Price Evolution

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

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

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

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And that is all for this week, Nxters.

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

February (II)

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

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

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

COMMUNITY

MEETUPS

The AE

DEVELOPMENT

NXT IN THE MEDIA

PRICE EVOLUTION

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


COMMUNITY

  • Freewallet

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

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  • Exchanges… 

Meanwhile, on the AEUR blockchain

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

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

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

Lior Yaffe (Jelurida) wrote:

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

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  • ACTN – NXT Airdrop and Ongoing ICO

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

Elizabeth conversed with Lior Yaffe (Riker):

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Child Chains

  • Bitswift Update

Last week Bitswift markets opened on Bittrex!

bitswiftbro wrote:

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

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

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

Thewhig.com wrote:

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

Source

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

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  • Products for Sale in the AEUR Marketplace

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

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

Palheiro wrote:

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

martis – @palheiro where are you located?

palheiro – Galiza (Spanish Kingdom)

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

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

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

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  • SCAM Message on Facebook

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

The scam:

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

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  • New Korean Telegram Channel About Nxt/Ardor

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

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

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MEETUPS

  • Ardor Nxt Group Event Calendar

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

Elizabeth wrote:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

He wrote:

 

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

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

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

More information

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The AE

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

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

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

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

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

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  • Janus – Status Update

$JNS, what’s next?

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

They elaborate:

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

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

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

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

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

Janus asset ID on the ARDOR platform: 4348103880042995903

KREDS

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

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

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

So what is Kreds?

Janus wrote:

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

bjorn_bb wrote:

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

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

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

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

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

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  • Adel – Adel Swap Module Guide

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

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

ADL Swap Preview & Guide

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

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

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DEVELOPMENT

  • Improving the Coin Exchange Feature

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

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

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

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  • Ardor.World – Ardor Coin Exchange Rates

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

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

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

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  • Weekly Reminder – NXT

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

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

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

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

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NXT IN THE MEDIA

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

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

Lior updated:

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

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

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

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

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

He wrote:

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

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

Source

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

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

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

Instructions for updating your node:

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

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  • The Merkle – What is Ignis?

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

They wrote:

What is Ignis Exactly?

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

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

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

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

They wrote:

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

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

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

Photo: Nxt / Twitter

They wrote:

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

Some of its main features include:

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

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  • Coindigo – Scaling to the New Heights With Ardor

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

Coindigo wrote:

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

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

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

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

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PRICE EVOLUTION

  • TradingView – Ardor Probability Of Reversal

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  • TradingView – ARDR Found Bottom and is Going Up

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  • TradingView – IGNIS Entry Level

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

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  • Weekly NXT/ARDR/IGNIS Price Evolution

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

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

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

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And that is all for this week, Nxters.

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

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

February (I)

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

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

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

     

    COMMUNITY

    MEETUPS

    The AE

    DEVELOPMENT

    NXT IN THE MEDIA

    PRICE EVOLUTION

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


    COMMUNITY

     

    • 4YFN Awards Finalists

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

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

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

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

    Lior writes:

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

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

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

    Source

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    • Exchange Euros for ARDR with Ardorgate

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

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

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

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

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

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

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    • Account Alert Service

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

    Alexander wrote:

    I would like to introduce our service:

    • Nxter Alert Service for Nxt and Ardor accounts

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

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

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

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

     

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    • Exchanges…

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

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

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

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

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

    Lior Yaffe (Jelurida) wrote –

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

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

    ywz [5:33 AM]

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

    napdude [6:22 AM]

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

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

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

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

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

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

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    • Riker Answers Where is the Marketing???

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

    Last week Lior responded to complaints on nxtforum:

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

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

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

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    • Neocash Media – Tether, Bitcoin, Ardorgate, AEUR

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

    He said:

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

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

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

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

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    • 10 IGNIS Bounty Challenge – Completed

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

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

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

    Stay tuned for a new challenge!

     

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

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    • Airdrop from Clones – How to Act

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

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

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

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

    Lior Yaffe stated:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Riker explains:

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

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

    Josenxt has also though of another plausible solution:

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

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

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

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    MEETUPS

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

    Alberto Fernández, aka Almonte wrote:

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

    More information

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

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

    This will be the location

    Source

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Source

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

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

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

    Video

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    The AE

    • Janus – Status Update

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

     

    They wrote:

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

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

    Elizabeth
    Great for janus holders! Is Kreds a clone?

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

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

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

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

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

    Janus asset ID on the ARDOR platform: 4348103880042995903

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    • Adel – Holders, Prepare for the Token Swap

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

    The Adel team has just released a tutorial for this:

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    DEVELOPMENT

     

    • Cold storage / NXTBridge suite

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

    A quick reminder:

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

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

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

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

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    • Weekly Reminder

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

    Lior stated:

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

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

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

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

    Scripteron:

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

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

    Martis gives another solution:

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

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

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

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

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

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

     

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

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

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

    Source

     

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    NXT IN THE MEDIA

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

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

    Lior wrote:

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

    Source

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

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

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

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

    1. Child chains
    2. Account Properties
    3. AccountPropertyBundler

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

    Lior elaborated:

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

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

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

    Source

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

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

    They wrote:

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

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

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

    Source

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

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

    They wrote:

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

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

    Source

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

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

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

    Source

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

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

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

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

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

    Source

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    • Kriptology – Ardorgate dan Token AEUR Kini Tersedia

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

    Source

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    PRICE EVOLUTION

     

    • TradingView – Ardor cup and Handle

    Source

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    • TradingView – NXT/BTC Buy Opportunity – Long

    Source

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

    Source

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    • TradingView – IGNIS/BTC

    Source

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

    Source

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    • Weekly NXT/ARDR/IGNIS Price Evolution

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

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

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

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    And that is all for this week, Nxters.

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

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

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

    January (V)

    Welcome again, dear Nxters!

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

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

       

      NXT COMMUNITY

      MEETUPS

      The AE

      DEVELOPMENT

      NXT IN THE MEDIA

      PRICE EVOLUTION

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


      NXT COMMUNITY

      • AEUR is Live

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

      They wrote:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

      Source

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      • Ignis Blockchain User Guide

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

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

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

      Source

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      • Great new Sticky for Reddit

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

      Source

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      • Exchanges…

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

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

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

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

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

      List of Ardor Exchanges’ Progress

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

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      • C3 Customs will now Accept ARDR, NXT, IGNIS

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

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      • Ardor Added to Bitcoin Convert IOS App

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

      BlueDagger wrote:

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

      Bitcoin Connect is a paid app.

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

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

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

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      • Bitswift Child Chain

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

      They announced:

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

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

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      • Join Nxter’s Channel on Telegram

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

      Follow us here.

      Source

       

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      MEETUPS

       

      • Blockchain for Business Meetup in Barcelona – February 13

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

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

      Language: English, Spanish friendly

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

      Speakers:Veronica Torras and Joan Manel Vilaseca

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      • Talk in Chicago on February 15th

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

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

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      • Blockchain Technology Evolution in US and China

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

      Elizabeth wrote:

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

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

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

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

      She followed up after her return from the conference:

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

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

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

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      • Almonte Promoted Ardorgate at Fintech-Love

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

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

      He described the event:

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

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

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

      martis
      🙂

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      The AE

      • Janus – Status Update

      Janus updated their community in Telegram:

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

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



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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

      Asset Id on ARDOR platform: 4348103880042995903

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      DEVELOPMENT

      • Ardor v2.0.13 Upgrade

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

      Jelurida wrote about Ardor v2.0.13:

      Bundlers page UI improvements and bugfixes.

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

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

      Desktop wallet performance optimizations to reduce excessive load.

      Local signing and validation bugfixes, other minor code improvements.

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

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

       

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

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

      Source

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      • Weekly Reminder

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

      Source

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      • Regarding the Nxt Client

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

      Riker:

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

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

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      • Ardor.World – IGNIS Reporting

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

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

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      • Ardor.tools – Lite Web Wallet Coming 

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

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

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

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

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      • Ardor Lite for Windows

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

      He wrote:

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

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

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

      Thank you!

      Source

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      NXT IN THE MEDIA

      • Lior Yaffe in Medium – The Account Property Bundler

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

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

      Lior elaborates the most important point:

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

      Source

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

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

      They wrote:

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

      Source

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

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

      They wrote:


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

      Source

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      • Kriptologi – Ardor dan Child Chains

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

      Ardor dan Child Chains

      Read his other Nxt and Ardor related articles:

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

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

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

      Source

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

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

      Quick Navigation

      Source

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      PRICE EVOLUTION

       

      • TradingView – NXT Long

      Source

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

      Source

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      • TradingView – ARDOR to 20,000 Satoshis

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

      Source

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      • TradingView –  ARDOR | 300% Potential Profit

      Source

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      • TradingView –  ARDOR Ready for Fifth Wave > Huge Potential

      Source

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      • Weekly NXT/ARDR/IGNIS Price Evolution

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

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

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

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      And that is all for this week, Nxters.

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

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

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

      January (IV)

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

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

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

       

      NXT COMMUNITY

      MEETUPS 

      The AE

      NXT IN THE MEDIA

      PRICE EVOLUTION

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


      NXT COMMUNITY

       

      • Ardor Time, Episode 4

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

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

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      • Jelurida Job Postings

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

      Source

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      • Exchanges…

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

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

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

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

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

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

      IGNIS:

      • Bitcoin Indonesia
      • AEX

      ARDR:

      • Bittrex
      • Upbit
      • AEX
      • Stocks.Exchange

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

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

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

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

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      • Infographic – Ardor vs Ethereum

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

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

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      • Bitswift News

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

      They announced:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

      Official forum thread

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      • Coinerz – Dev Video

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

      They wrote:

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

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

      An Ardor Wallet Tutorial

      Learn how to open and use your Ardor wallet:

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

      Secure Your Passphrase:

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      • Ardor (ARDR) Review – After The Launch

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

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      • NXT GOLD is the Latest SCAM

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

      Follow the News from these OFFICIAL CHANNELS:

      Nxt official website

      Ardor official website

      Slack and Forum

      Nxt official Twitter

      Ardor Platform on Twitter

      Jelurida website

      Jelurida on Twitter

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

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      MEETUPS 

      The following blockchain Meetups were announced last week:

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      • Join the Ardor/Nxt Meetup Communities

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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      • “This is Blockchain” in Vienna on January 30

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

      Speakers

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

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      The AE

      • Janus – Status Update

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

      Asset ID on ARDOR platform: 4348103880042995903

      C-CEX Holders: Act Now!

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

      Janus wrote:

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

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

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

      Yours in business,
      -The Janusproject Team

      We asked Janus:

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

      Bjorn responded:

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

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

      New Utility Token

      bjorn_bb:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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      • Announcing the ADL Swap to Ethereum

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

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

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      NXT IN THE MEDIA

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

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

      He wrote:

      We are on-boarding new child chains

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

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

      Source

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      • Lior Yaffe in Medium –  The Token Duality Problem

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

      His expert opinion:

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

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

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

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

      Source

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      • Themerkle – What is Ardor?

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

      They wrote:

      TheMerkle Ardor BaaS

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

      Source

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

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

      They wrote:

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

      Source

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      PRICE EVOLUTION

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

      Source

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      • TradingView – Ardor / Bitcoin (BITTREX)

      Source

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      • Weekly NXT/ARDR/IGNIS Price Evolution

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

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

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

       

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      And that is all for this week, Nxters.

      Follow us on Twitter for important breaking updates during the week as they happen. Be smart and stay informed, dear Nxters, we work hard to earn your trust. See you back here next week!

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

      Nxt News – January 2018 (III): The Person Who Says It Cannot Be Done Should Not Interrupt The Person Who Is Doing It

      January (III)

      Welcome again, fellow Nxters!

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

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

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

       

      NXT COMMUNITY

      The AE

      DEVELOPMENT

      NXT IN THE MEDIA

      PRICE EVOLUTION

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


      NXT COMMUNITY

       

      • Infographic by ANG – Nxt Roadmap

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

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

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      • NXT Added to Changenow

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

      Source

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      • Exchanges, exchanges …

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

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

      From Bittrex’s Slack channel, January 12:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

      Saram78 wrote:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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      • New Pair IGNIS < > BitCNY on AEX.com

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

      They wrote, on Jan 14:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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      • Jelurida Specifies all Rates for Ardor

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

      Jelurida wrote:

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

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

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

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      • Bitswift Child Chain

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

       

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

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

      https://nxtforum.org/bitswift/

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

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      • Romanian Meetup

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

      Almonte wrote:

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

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

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

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

       

      The AE

      • Janus – Status Update

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

      Up

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

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

      Scraper sites

      bjorn_bb:

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

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

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

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

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

      JNSHash

      Still waiting. bjorn_bb writes:

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

      Asset Id on ARDOR platform: 4348103880042995903

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      DEVELOPMENT

      • Ardor Update – Version 2.0.12

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

      Change log:

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

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

      Lior Yaffe wrote:

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

      • Updated Android client app

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

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      • Weekly Reminder – Branded NXT Accounts For Your Business

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

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

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

      Source

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

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

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

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

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

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

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      NXT IN THE MEDIA

       

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

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

      He wrote:

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

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

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

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

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

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

      Source

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      • Steemit – A Gate Between the EURO and Cryptocurrencies

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

      They wrote:

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

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

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

      Source

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      • Insidermonkey – Blockchain Solutions For Secure Financial Transactions

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

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

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

      Source

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

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

      ardor coin price

      They wrote:

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

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

      Source

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      PRICE EVOLUTION

      • Weekly NXT/ARDR/IGNIS Price Evolution

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

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

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

       

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      And that is all for this week, Nxters.

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

      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.

      Nxter News – January 2018 (II): If There Is No Struggle, There Is No Progress

      January (II)

      Welcome, fellow Nxters!  The last week has been frustrating for a lot of users with IGNIS and ARDR in third-party exchanges, we know the desperation many of you feel at having your assets be inaccessible or untradeable.

      Jelurida works with the exchanges to try and make everything run smoothly. Ardor is a completely new blockchain concept – it is cutting edge, and it is a decentralized ledger; if users lose funds, or the exchange gets hacked, there is no way to get the tokens back and the exchange will be blamed.  Last week Poloniex opened deposits and withdrawals while being on a fork, and they are now reimbursing their users. So, patience, dear Nxters, the centralized ARDR markets will re-launch successfully, and IGNIS will be added successfully. Eventually. We do, just like you, long for an update from, for example, Bittrex.

      We recommend traders to spend the waiting time to investigate the functionality of the blockchain you invested in. Ardor is a useful, disruptive, working, truly revolutionary blockchain platform, and you might realize that there is no reason to panic. Read, learn and explore the Ardor platform – use your creativity. You can log in with your account ID on ardor.nxter.org and check your balances but we do not recommend that you send your passphrase to ANY online node. Download the latest Ardor client, run it in full mode as it is fast as the blockchain was launched very recently.

      Anyone who bought into the ICO or held their NXT in their own wallets (as we recommended over and over again), at the snapshot block, can enjoy using the Ignis, Bitswift and Ardor features. It seems to us that some investors have little to no idea about what they have actually invested in. Or think that Nxters control Bittrex, or (unfortunately) fall for scammers and phishing sites in their desperation to sell because they see the value of NXT dump after the airdrop of IGNIS. This is a shame. Ardor and Ignis work like a breeze. Activate your ARDR by forging, set up bundlers to earn IGNIS. Only seven items have been listed for sale on Ignis’ decentralized marketplace so far, as this is a completely new blockchain. Create a poll, shuffle your IGNIS or issue a mintable coin. On the Bitswift chain there are plenty of unclaimed aliases. Do you wonder what the AEUR chain is? Then keep reading.

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

       

      NXT COMMUNITY

      MEETUPS

      The AE

      DEVELOPMENT

      NXT IN THE MEDIA

      PRICE EVOLUTION


      This week’s newsletter is put together by apenzl, rubenbc, Jose, and James.
      Donations appreciated: NXT-TK9J-MEKH-MUP9-HFCH2 / ARDOR-TK9J-MEKH-MUP9-HFCH2.


      NXT COMMUNITY

       

      • Upgrade to Ardor v2.0.11

      Jelurida released a MANDATORY UPDATE (2.0.10) and followed up with 2.0.11, which fixes the problem with forks automatically.

      It is mandatory to update from version 2.0.9. Update to the newest version, 2.0.11, which fixes the problem with forks. Bugs are frustrating but inevitable with new releases, they are even on the experienced Jelurida team’s roadmap: Q1 2018 – resolve any issues discovered post-launch and ensure stability.

      Jelurida wrote about Ardor v2.0.11:

      Change log:

      Version 2.0.11 blacklists peers older than 2.0.10, and adds a checkpoint at height 6000.

      Changed Open Coin Orders to My Coin Orders in the Coin Exchange, sort orders per chain then per rate descending, added pagination.

      Always make prunable messages prunable regardless of their length, if the “message is never deleted” checkbox is not checked.

      Added Mistertango withdrawal UI to the AEUR child chain, not yet functional.

      Increased default number of fork confirmations to 5.

      Other minor bugfixes and improvements.

      This release will perform a database rescan.

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

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      • Jelurida Update

      Lior Yaffe, Managing Director of Jelurida and core developer of NXT Ardor, joined Elizabeth Mong to talk about the launch of the Ardor Platform and Ignis. He addressed questions about availability on the exchanges, the future plans of NXT and Ardor, the AEUR child chain and the responsibility Jelurida takes in entering into business relationships.

       

      Source

       

      • IGNIS is now Trading on AEX.com

      AEX announced that they support IGNIS trading!

      Use your AEX account to exchange IGNIS into, and out of, BTC.

      The pair BTC/IGNIS is available on AEX.com

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      • IGNIS Available to Trade with Rupiah

      Bitcoin Indonesia announced that they support IGNIS trading.

      Source

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      • Ardorgate and the AEUR

      Ardorgate’s EURO-pegged Ardor child chain (AEUR) is entering its last stage of preparation. 

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

      martis (Ardorgate) posted this teaser in Slack:

      Withdrawals to your bank account can be made directly from the Ardor client.

      When the Ardorgate service becomes available, users with a Mistertango account will be able to easily transfer and convert AEUR tokens into Euros in their Mistertango account. This means you can withdraw salary earned in AEUR, AEUR you earned from selling items on the global marketplace, or you can convert any of Ardor’s child chain tokens to AEUR and cash them out as EUR with Ardorgate. If you like fiat legacy coins better than decentralized crypto, that is.

      Ardorgate wrote:

      From start, Ardorgate service will be limited to Mistertango customers only.

      Mistertango is a licensed/regulated bank/payment provider. All services for Mistertango individual customers are free of charge, by opening account you get your own IBAN account, free MasterCard and access to their BTC exchange. You can learn more at www.mistertango.com.

      Deano – can I withdraw AEUR to MisterTango in Euros, or is it just backing the AEUR value?

      martis – sure you can withdraw. You’ll send me AEUR, Ardorgate will send the corresponding amount of EUR to your mistertango IBAN account. think about Ardorgate as casino cashdesk. Just service fees will be applied.

      Source

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      • Coinerz – Gamified GPS App

      Triffic is a new Coinerz app being developed that is looking to gamify driving, using the Ardor Platform – Triffic Miles will be the Coinerz equivalent of Air Miles. The app is just entering alpha testing phase.

      They write:

      Coinerz is excited to announce that their gamified GPS app is shortly entering the alpha testing phase.

      “Triffic is one of the first apps that uses the blockchain for something other than cryptocurrency.” says James Malach, the Coinerz CEO. “We are using the Ardor platform and its unique child chain technology to provide a decentralised ledger of Triffic Miles – our equivalent of Air Miles.”

      Triffic has been self funded for the last 18 months and we will be issuing an ICO in the next couple of months. The actual asset is fundamental to the workings of Triffic. Holders receive dividends based on a percentage of the revenue that the app makes…

      There are several revenue streams.

      1. Triffic Miles – earned by filling your virtual tank with Triffic Fuel. Watching a short video message will give you 30 minutes of Triffic Fuel per message.
      2. Subscriptions – paid subscribers are able to earn Triffic Miles faster than free users.
      3. Hotel and Taxi bookings – it’s possible to book through the app.

      Also, the business is HUGELY scalable. We can launch in pretty much every country on earth – even Antarctica!

      We also have @gabriel who will be helping with localization via his company Kotoba Translation. Gabriel is also an admin on ardornxt.slack – we’re trying to keep everything ‘in the Ardor family’ so to speak!

      J’adore Ardor!

      Elizabeth, the soon-to-be director of the ANG (Ardor and Nxt Group), conducted an excellent interview with Coinerz CEO James Malach during Ardor Days, check it out below.

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      • FRAS COIN: Official UBER GRAB Partner

      Last week Indonesian PT. Frasindo Lima Mandiri pre-announced their ICO! It is planned for February 1st.

      Frasindo is an up and running company, authorized by the Indonesian government as an official partner of UBER, GRAB, and GOCAR in Indonesia. They also rent out cars. Their whitepaper is an intense, colorful 78 pages read.

      FRAS writes in their whitepaper:

      We at PT. Frasindo Lima Mandiri thinks someone has to begin the principle of trust and transparency in blockchain communities, in the hope of pioneering the first truly open & transparent company, as well as setting standards for all other new ICO and Crowdsale projects.

      Each of PT. Frasindo Lima Mandiri’s brands and products are positioned and well-planned to have a FAILPROOF capability, not only giving advantages and fun, but also will generating lifetime income for its coin holders.

      Each brand and product will be connecting to each other, and have short, medium, and long-term sources of income. This is very valuable and rare opportunities that are rarely opened to the public, and it’s often unreachable by majority small and medium supporters in the world.

      The whole company is fully cooperating as a use case of blockchain tech, guided by the NXT Foundation to use the full extension of the proven NXT ARDOR IGNIS features.

      It’s not that Frasindo can’t continue without an ICO. They can. But they have an ambitious goal and vision.

      FRAS coin has not yet been approved and contracted for an Ardor child chain, but they are currently in talks with Jelurida.

      Follow their twitter

      Whitepaper: More info

      Website: https://www.frasindo.com/

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      • Ardor Featured by Ironwood Research Group

      An investor’s guide to Ardor was published by the Ironwood Research Group last week. The report highlights the scalability and positive outlook of Ardor.

      All about NXT:

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      • MyNXT Wallet Closed on December 31st

      Many MyNXT users discovered that their MyNXT wallet was closed. We announced it months in advance, but many missed the message. For the next month, ONLY, Vanbreuk will help users who did not transfer their NXT assets. PM Vanbreuk in Nxtforum.

      Vanbreuk – During this month I will take care of requests from myNXT users who did not transfer their NXT/assets or download a backup from their myNXT wallet account, manually recovering their information from the database. They should PM me in Nxtforum or send me an email to vanbreuk at gmail dot com with their request, and I will reply with instructions. I’m solving the cases in order of arrival.

      However, this cannot be sustained indefinitely since there are server costs and time involved. I understand that users did not see the email or did not visit the community for months, but I’m currently delaying important tasks to attend to these requests. If after the end of January there’s still any requests to recover accounts with a significant amount, I can discuss the case with the user, but at least I’d need to charge a fee to cover costs.

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      • What is SICOS?

      Are you thinking about having an ICO? Worried about the legal stuff? Understandable, you should be. Then you might want to know about SICOS. Co-founded by Travin Keith, members of ANG and SICOS helped Jelurida with their Ignis ICO. They just announced last week that they are now ready to take new clients.

      SICOS wrote:

      SICOS, the company that helped Jelurida with their ICO, is more than open to helping ICOs launched on Nxt or Ardor. We’re still in our early stages and Jelurida was our first client, but we are progressing nicely. SICOS is also a member of ANG.

      Nxter supports all community initiatives that help and grow our ecosystem. With Travin on board their clients are not only guaranteed quality legal advice but also knowledge of the Nxt and Ardor platforms and every feature built in, such as the crowdfunding feature or the asset exchange (issue ERC20 like tokens on Ardor in minutes, with few clicks), pay dividends to approved holders or/and control who can trade them on the decentralised Ardor exchange against child chain currencies, or on centralised exchanges, when they are ready to launch the markets.

      Reminder: If you run a project related to the Nxt or Ardor platform and want a mention on the Nxter site and newsletters, don’t hesitate to contact us.

      Source

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      MEETUPS

      • Romanian Meetup Coming Soon

      The first blockchain Meetup in Romania is on January 12th at the Hotel Crisana in Arad. The presentation will highlight how the blockchain can be used by businesses and will include a presentation by Ardor!

      It was annouced:

      The Romania´s meetup is ready: https://www.meetup.com/Meetup-de-Ardor-Platform-in-Arad/

      If you are nearby, join us!

      This event would not be possible without the sponsors: Hotel Crisana Arad: http://www.hotelcrisanaarad.ro part of the Gastrotur SRL conglomerate. Thanks for them and for having the vision about how the blockchain tech will improve their companies. They will provide us with one of the best conference room in town.

      It will be an introduction to Blockchain technology and a presentation of the Ardor Platform: https://www.ardorplatform.org

      A laptop is recommended so we can make some hands-on tests. Downloading the latest version of the Ardor platform is highly helpful: https://www.jelurida.com

      Once a test account is created, you can use the following faucets to get some testnet Ardor and Ignis (thanks to the community member @sergei)
      https://www.ardor.world/en/faucet_ignis/
      https://www.ardor.world/en/faucet_ardor/

      Developers, analysts, software architects and Blockchain enthusiasts are welcome.

      At the end, we will have time for some networking.

      This event is sponsored by Hotel Crisana Arad: http://www.hotelcrisanaarad.ro part of the Gastrotur SRL conglomerate. Thanks for them and for having the vision about how the blockchain tech will improve their companies.

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      • Baytown Meetup February 2nd

      Elizabeth Mong, the new ANG director, announced that Baytown, Texas, will host a blockchain Meetup on February 2nd. There will be an introduction to blockchain technology. Be sure to bring your laptop as there will be time to interact with functional blockchains.

      Elizabeth wrote:

      We have another Meetup scheduled for February 2 in Baytown, TX hosted by @cerebralc3

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

      • What to bring:
      Bring your Laptop or Android Tablets and we will download and explore a functional blockchain.

      Downloading the latest version of the Ardor platform is highly helpful: https://www.jelurida.com

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

      Source

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      • Meetup in Central Pennsylvania

      Elizabeth Mong will personally host this Meetup on February 1st. The presentation will include an introduction to blockchain technology and how it applies to businesses. Bjorn of the Janus team might attend so bonus coverage for Janus and their platform.

      Elizabeth wrote:

      Another Meetup scheduled in Central PA USA hosted by – well, me 🙂 https://www.meetup.com/Blockchain-for-Business-by-Central-PA-Ardor-Nxt-Boosters/events/lsgsdpyxdbcb/

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

      bjorn_bb
      @Elizabeth I may attend this with a guest, perhaps open up some new interest in Janus tokens as well. And answer any questions if you need help. I calculated it is a 5 hour trip for me. I will speak to Alphonso, one of our team, he is in Philly. See if he can attend as well.

      We can at the very least explain to new users how we use blockchain in business daily from payroll, to sites, and more.

      Here is the developing ANG Calendar to keep track of events and Meetups:
      https://teamup.com/ksv4ccmkufbpbqp86o

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      • Hyperledger Meetup Berlin #02

      February 2nd will also see the second Meetup in Berlin. Travin Keith will host a segment.

      Hyperledger

      They wrote:

      Dear Blockchain Enthusiasts, Entrepreneurs and Industry Executives – hope you all had a great start into the new year. We all know 2018 will be exciting for the Blockchain. Cannot wait to see where the journey takes us!

      18:30 Q&A with Travin Keith

      – Travin Keith is a professional involved in multiple projects in the blockchain space. He is the Managing Director of Agavon, a company that provides consulting services to help companies decide whether to use blockchain or DLT services or not, as well as to aid on which solution to use. Agavon is also a member of Hyperledger and Travin is an active contributor and collaborator in the Marketing Committee and its various Working Groups, as well as a co-author of An Introduction to Hyperledger, formerly known as the Hyperledger White Paper.

      He is also a Co-Founder of SICOS, a company looking to improve the best practices in the ICO space for both utility tokens and securities.

      In the past, he was the creator and former director of the Ardor and Nxt Group, though he still maintains an active role in the community through his companies. During his presentation, he will be showing a partial demo of one of his projects that will be highlighting the connection between private chains, such as those using the Hyperledger frameworks, and public chains such as Ardor.

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      The AE

      • Janus – Status Update

      Janus is looking into being listed on the AEX exchange. Since they already have support for Ardor and Ignis, it should not be difficult for them to add Janus. You can buy and sell Janus using IGNIS and the BITSWIFT child chain currency on Ardor’s decentralized token exchange. You will also be able to buy and sell Janus and any other asset token (Nxt and Ardor’s ERC20 equivalent) with the EUR pegged AEUR tokens as well as any other child chain token that will be launched on the Ardor Platform in the future. This is the backbone of a new decentralized interconnected blockchain economy, welcome to the Ardor platform!

      One of the Janus community has submitted/is submitting an application to AEX.com for Janus listing @qiwoman can confirm this, her husband is fluent in Chinese. We are hoping since they should have both Ardor and Ignis that it would be an easy add. In the event this actually does occur, it would not be unwise to give them some volume, we have a lot to offer new users, especially this coming year. Volume would definitely help, and C-Cex right now is basically frozen.

      Scrapers

      We are working on some last minute user side improvements for our first media scraper site launching most likely the last week of this month. I mentioned this in the past, but our new media site will be catered towards politics, and include an action based utility token model. It will be very apparent to anyone in blockchain that uses this site.

      The current workload for JNSHash is this:

      1. Get town electrical approval for minimum 400 amps service up to possibly 800 amps (if they agree).
      2. Sign the new lease, paint the cement floors for dust protection, install all the outlets and racks + rigs, get internet connection and switches programmed.
      3. Load balance all rigs/racks/equipment and install cooling fans on opposing sides of the new building.
      4. Bjorn has myself, Tj, a new veteran electrician, and several family members working on this.
      5. Begin mining and keep scaling hashpower up, begin JNSHash and scale this up as well.
      6. If everything comes together this coming week we should be starting payouts by months end, our team is in a frenzy to get this going again.

      Yours in business,
      – The Janus Project Team

      Asset Id on ARDOR platfom: 4348103880042995903

      Source

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      DEVELOPMENT

      • Weekly Reminder

      About Ardor Forging Fees

      This week some eagle-eyed Ardor users noticed that there can be a discrepancy between the sum of column fee and the Forged Fees Total. Some blocks reward not only the actual block forger but also the forgers of previous blocks.

      This is done to prevent big stakeholders from predicting when it is their turn to forge and then submit their transactions in order to get back the fee or even offer other users to forge their transactions and pay them back some of the fees.

      Therefore transaction fees are split over several blocks, just like with Nxt blockchain.

      Lior Yaffe:

      For parent chain transactions there are no back fees. For ChildChainBlock transaction each of the last 4 forgers receives 25% of the reward. We don’t want big forgers to predict when it’s their turn to forge and then submit their transactions in order to get back the fee or even offer other users to forge their transactions and pay them back some of the fees. Therefore we split the transaction fee over several blocks. It actually works this way also on NXT for several years.

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      • Ardor Lite – Android App on Google Play

      Ardor Lite has been released for main net. This is a basic 3rd party developed lite wallet for the Ardor blockchain with local signing of transactions, so your passphrase is never sent over the web. You can send/receive tokens on any of Ardor’s child chains and perform cross chain exchanges.

      Features:
      • Local signing
      • Contact saving and naming on device
      • View recent transactions and balance on any chain
      • Barcode scanning for passphrase login
      • Custom node to connect to
      • Barcode generating and scanning to send/receive
      • Ability to save passphrase on device protected by your fingerprint
      • New account generation and automatic screenshot saving of the information

      Developer mrv777 wrote:

      Just added mainnet functionality yesterday. Have to fix the qr code today, my app is built with Ionic 3.

      It still is beta since mainnet just launched with finalized code for me to update the app.

      Hoping to release version 1.0 soon though. It just contains the basic functionality that people should need. That was my idea with it.

      Download here

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      • Ardor.peerexplorer – A Tool to Explore the Ardor Blockchain

      Ardor users have a nice new tool to explore the Ardor blockchain. The UI is nice and this is a great way to explore who is running an Ardor node across the globe. A great treat for advanced users who are looking for specific IP’s to work with.

      Source

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      • Complete Guide to Forging ARDR with a Raspberry Pi Computer

      One of the best things about PoS chains like Nxt and Ardor are how light-weight and easy to run a node is. For those who want to run a node and forge, with a balance over 1000, this tutorial explains how to set up a full node on a simple Raspberry Pi. Knowledge of SSH and LAN are required.

      Ardorer writes:

      The following is a guide to help you set up an Ardor forging server. It is being written to target some of the latest Raspberry Pi single-board computers. The objective is to start with a spare/new Raspberry Pi and set up the forging server from scratch via a “headless” install. This means that you will not need to connect a keyboard & mouse or monitor to the device. But you will need to communicate with it from another computer – this will be called the “primary computer” from now on. This communication will be done via a protocol called Secure Shell or SSH. So both the primary computer and your Raspberry Pi need to be connected to the same Local Area Network (LAN). I.e. they should both be connected via Wi-Fi and/or Ethernet to the same router.

      This guide is heavily inspired by the following guide for setting up a NXT forging server on a Raspberry Pi 2 – https://www.nxter.org/how-to-set-up-a-nxt-node-on-a-raspberry-pi-2/.

      Source

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      NXT IN THE MEDIA

      • Lior Yaffe in Medium – Ardor Launch – Update #1

      Ardor was successfully launched over a week ago now. As always with new releases, bugs were identified and fixed. Lior explained why Poloniex trading of ARDR went down and mentioned the dangers of not updating the Ardor client quickly enough.

      Lior wrote:

      Ardor has been in design for over 2 and half years and in development for at least 18 month, this is a long term strategic project for Jelurida which will surely disrupt the existing blockchain industry. We are taking our robust and stable NXT POS technology to the next level by solving the Blockchain Bloat problem and later in our roadmap also various other scalability limitations. This is not a Whitepaper this is a working product!

      As expected with this type of complex blockchain projects, some bugs were identified and fixed, as a result we quickly released version 2.0.10 which is a mandatory upgrade. We urge forgers to upgrade but there is no practical way we can force them in such truly decentralized system.

      Some nodes which did not upgrade on time were left on a fork including, unfortunately, the Poloniex node thus causing issues with deposits and withdrawals. This is unfortunate but it is their responsibility to update their node.

      Source

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      • Benzinga – Blockchain As A Service Takes Shape

      This article about the growing world of Blockchain-as-a-Service (BaaS) mentions that Ardor has a good chance of overtaking Ethereum as the go-to BaaS platform. This claim is based on the easy and simplicity that developers and businesses can implement and deploy on the Ardor blockchain, compared to the massive programming language that is Ethereum’s Solidity.

      They wrote:

      One such simplification lies in the bones of the system. Ardor allows development in Java, which means developers don’t need to go through the laboriously long route of learning Ethereum’s Solidity programming language before they can build BaaS apps that interact with various APIs. The fact that the underlying NXT platform has been operational since 2013 also serves to remove skepticism from the minds of interested businesses.

      Another reason Ardor has decent chances of overtaking Ethereum as the go-to blockchain as a service platform is that it uses a parent-child architecture. Existing blockchain networks such as Bitcoin and Ethereum are suffering massive scaling challenges as more people use their networks. The endlessly growing sequence of blockchain blocks make it more data intensive to confirm transactions as the file size continues to grow.

      In the parent-child architecture, all transactions are processed and secured by parent chain forgers. Even though the child chains are tightly integrated into the main chain, they can be pruned off to reduce blockchain bloat without damage to key data stored on the parent chain. Even Ethereum cofounder Vitalik Buterin and founder of the Bitcoin Lightning network Joseph Poon are exploring Plasma, a model that scales blockchain by building child chains on a parent chain in order to “reframe all blockchain computation”.

      Features like child chains and java integration allow for the ability to issue and trade assets on an exchange, run public or private pools, set conditional transactions, setting up multistage security, and sending encrypted messages. Despite the continued volatility in the blockchain space, and all the questions still surrounding where this new framework fits into the current business and economic paradigm, Jelurida and Ardor are already bring the decentralized future into clearer relief.

      Source

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      • Stocksgazette – Good Reasons To Keep An Eye On Ardor (ARDR)

      More attention is given to Ardor and how it is the ideal business blockchain if you are a small to medium business. Highlights include the parent/child chain architecture and the following scalability of the Ardor blockchain platform.

      They wrote:

      • It will solve the issue that users have of storing and processing large amounts of data that aren’t important on the blockchain. Ardor can achieve this by separating the tokens used for normal transactions from those allocated to provide blockchain security.
      • Ardor platform has a special parent-child chain architecture. This makes it possible for them to create their products and services utilizing child chains while also relying on the security provided by the parent chain.
      • The platform makes use of the Proof-of-Stake consensus algorithm that removes mining competition. Thus the nodes can use low energy and some economic

      Its Child chain transactions can be eliminated from the blockchain the moment they are confirmed. This helps in keeping the actual blockchain lightweight and very efficient.

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      • Steemit – 5 High Growth Potential Altcoins for 2018: Part 1 – Ardor

      Ardor is the first coin mentioned in this series on platforms that the author believes will have big growth potential in 2018.

      @acelad wrote:

      I’m writing a series on 5 coins (in no particular order) that I believe have big growth potential in 2018 and beyond, along with my reasoning. Part 1 is all about Ardor!

      Ardor

      Source

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      PRICE EVOLUTION

      • Weekly NXT/ARDR/IGNIS Price Evolution

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

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

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

       

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      That is all for this week, Nxters. Make sure you stay tuned next week for more coverage of blockchain Meetups, Ardor updates, ongoing projects, and much more. For those who cannot wait a week to learn more, visit our site. We explain in much more detail about Jelurida and all things Nxt / Ardor / Ignis.

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

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      Nxt News – January 2018 (I): Believe You Can And You Are Halfway There

      January (I)

      Welcome again, fellow Nxters! Happy New Year and Happy Ardor Days! The new year is upon us and that means the long-anticipated launch of the Ardor mainnet. Learn about what happened with the Nxt Snapshot, the untimely demise of the Jelurida web wallet, how to access your IGNIS tokens, watch a new episode of Ardor Time and more.

      We welcome back our old readers and warmly welcome our new ones. The cryptosphere is a large, complex, and largely mysterious place for most people and we at Nxter are changing that. We want our readers to become experts in the Nxt / Ardor / Ignis blockchain ecosystem. Lean back and enjoy the important crypto news from 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

       

      • Ardor Genesis Block 

      The Ardor blockchain is now live! The Genesis block was successfully born and now Ardor is a fully functioning blockchain. Remember that IGNIS is an Ardor child chain, as such you check your balance of IGNIS on the Ardor client. Many people have worked very hard to make this extraordinary thing happen, congratulations to everyone!

      https://twitter.com/AvdiuSazan/status/947621207775563776

      https://twitter.com/Jelurida/status/947622003523162113

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      • Nxt Snapshot Block

      Last week the Nxt Snapshot occurred at block height 1636363.

      The Ignis child chain was spawned with the Ardor genesis block, and you can now download the latest version of the Ardor Platform client, below, and access your account balance. All accounts that held NXT have been credited with IGNIS. Note that assets like Janus and Bitswift have migrated to the Ardor blockchain, they will no longer be listed on the Nxt AE.

      Jelurida announced:

      AFTER THE NXT SNAPSHOT

      The NXT snapshot was taken at block 1636363 and everything worked out as expected.

      THANK YOU ALL for your incredible support!

      Please remember that the trading of the Ardor, Bitswift and Janus assets is not possible anymore on the Nxt blockchain, anyone trying to sell you one of these assets is selling you fake tokens. The trading with Ardor, Bitswift and Janus will be possible on the new Ardor platform only.

      *** AFTER THE NXT SNAPSHOT ***The NXT snapshot was taken at block 1636363 and everything worked out as expected…

      Geplaatst door Nxt Blockchain op donderdag 28 december 2017

      Also, due to the big interest in the airdrop process, nxtforum.org obtained a record of visits.

       

       

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      • Android Ardor App

      Android users rejoice! You can now trade and check your balances with the official Android app, released with v2.0.10. This version is a mandatory update, read more here.

       


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      • Where is the Jelurida Web Wallet?

      Jelurida announced last week that they had terminated their web wallet service due to constant DDOS attacks and to add more decentralization. For all Nxters who used the web wallet, you now need to download and run the Nxt client locally on your device. We at Nxter feel that Jelurida did not give their investors and community much warning. Nonetheless, there are now two ways to access your Nxt wallet – via running a full node (which we always recommend!) or by selecting the “light client” option during the installation process if you do not want to download the Nxt blockchain (and support the network). Remember to forge if you have a balance of over 1000 NXT or ARDR on their respective blockchains. Forgers are awarded tokens for their time keeping the network safe and secure.

      Jelurida announced:

      The Jelurida web wallet https://nxt.jelurida.com/index.html has been a convenience service.
      It served its purpose while it lasted but unfortunately we had to take it offline since:
      1. It became a lucrative target for hackers and a prime DDOS target
      2. It defeats the purpose of decentralization – aren’t we using a blockchain so that we don’t have to depend on single corporate entity?
      Instead we recommend users to setup their own nodes.

      Source

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      • Q&A session about the Snapshot with Lior Yaffe

      An AMA styled Q&A with the community on Slack has been printed below. Lior and other members of Jelurida answer community questions regarding the Nxt Snapshot, the future of Nxt, the purpose of Ardor, and more.

      Source

       

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      • Introducing a Gateway Between the EURO and the Ardor Ecosystem

      Jelurida partnered last week with Ardorgate to take another step toward the implementation of blockchain technology for small and medium companies. The fruit of this partnership is the Euro pegged child chain named AEUR. The new AEUR token provides a quick and simple entry point into the crypto world using the Euro. Each AEUR token will always equal exactly 1€ and this is guaranteed and backed by Ardorgate, which has partnered with MISTERTANGO bank (www.mistertango.com) as the payment processor.

      Martynas Bacevicius; Ardorgate founder and blockchain engineer, wrote:

      “The entry point into NXT has always been a problem for our European customers, using the AEUR Ardor child chain we now have a simple solution to convert between the EURO and our tokens. Anybody can be a bundler and earn AEUR. I do not have any control here. Except I’ll start a bundler with 0 fees”.

      “We are excited to work with Ardorgate to deliver the best user experience in the blockchain industry”, says Lior Yaffe Co-founder and Managing Director at Jelurida.

      Source

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      • Blockchain Public Sector Use Case on Nxt

      The Austrian government will be using Nxt. The company behind providing digital identity citizenship for Austrian citizens, A-Trust, has created a platform based on Nxt blockchain tech so that local Austrian municipalities can reach out to citizens and publish their announcements via smart digital billboards.

      They wrote:

      A-Trust GmbH starts a Blockchain Project for Austrian City Halls based on Nxt

      A-Trust is the entity responsible for providing the digital identity citizenship on card and mobile smartphone for the Austrian citizens.

      In 2017 creating a powerful and trustful application using blockchain technology seemed to be the perfect complement. A-Trust teamed up with Jelurida and the ANG (Ardor Nxt Group) to initiate an enterprise application based on the Nxt Blockchain technology which will enable Austrian municipalities to publish their announcements on a digital bulletin board created for this purpose.

      At the moment municipalities in Austria publish their information for the citizens as hard copy, send them via newsletter systems and/or put them on websites, created by the municipals themselves. Although a majority of municipals are doing an excellent job regarding the information-flow to the citizens, the municipal information platform, created by A-Trust and based on nxt blockchain technology will help to take the process of citizenship-information to the next level.

      Source

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      • Ardor Time Episode 3: Blockchain Public Sector Use Case on Nxt

      The latest video from Ardor Time. This episode explores the growing ecosystem of the Ardor and Nxt platforms. Great for sharing and promoting general awareness of the Ardor and Nxt blockchains.

      Ardor Time continues to explore the growing ecosystem of the Ardor and Nxt platforms.

      Check out the latest news:
      – Third-party exchanges supporting the IGNIS Airdrop
      – New director of the ANG, Elizabeth Mong
      – Co-founder of Jelurida, Lior Yaffe, speaks about Ardor
      – A-Trust – Austrian digital identity citizenship provider
      – Free ebook explains in great detail about Ardor vs. competition.

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      • Ardor Days Facebook Live Event

      Have you ever wondered who the other Nxters really are?

      Elizabeth Mong – the new ANG director – has been hosting a series of live interviews with members of the Nxt / Ardor community. Get to know the personalities and the passions behind the people who make our ecosystem what it is. Learn about the core devs from Jelurida, the marketing team, the businesses, the editor of the Nxter Newsletters. Celebrate Ardor Days by watching the interviews and connecting with the passion and the enthusiasm we have for our work. Sure, we provide you with a comprehensive weekly newsletter but have you wondered whether or not we are actually people?

       

      Elizabeth wrote:

      @damelon will be joining me to launch the Ardor Days Facebook Live event tomorrow over the time of the NXT blockchain snapshot. It will be a fun time of reminiscing for old time NXTers and a chance for newcomers to get an insight into the community and development over the past four years. Celebrate with us here:

      Geplaatst door Ardor Nxt Group op zaterdag 23 december 2017

      This one is the interview with James, our editor.

      Conversation with James Godwin

      Geplaatst door Ardor Nxt Group op donderdag 28 december 2017

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      • Ardor: Blockchain Token- What is it? Ep. 31

      More coverage of Ardor. This episode released last week explores the similarities and differences between Ardor and Ethereum. An enjoyable video and we thank Blockchain Token for highlighting our great community.

      They wrote:

      This episode of Blockchain Token – Which is it? covers Ardor!
      In this series, we will cover the different types of blockchain platforms and cryptocurrencies on the market right now. We’ll give you a quick description of each blockchain/token, its function, who is their competition and where you can learn more.
      Ardor is one of the projects that is offering blockchain as a service, basically the project connects people willing to build a blockchain with private companies that need them. Ardor is built off of NXT blockchain tech, an alternative to bitcoin and ethereum’s blockchains. See how Ardor differentiates itself with this episode of Blockchain Token – What is it?

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      • LD Studio – The Next is Ardor

      Documentary about Lior’s trip to China last year in which he spoke to the great and growing Nxt / Ardor community. This Chinese language video is great coverage of Ardor in the world’s biggest market for cryptocurrencies.

      Documentary about Lior’s China Trip and Introduction to Ardor

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      • Buy books on NXTER.ORG and get Reward

      Oh hey, shameless self-promotion time! Buy the SNAPSHOT book from Nxter and receive a nice little bonus! Why not learn about the fascinating history of Nxt, the PoS blockchain, the many use cases, the incredible community, and be rewarded!

      apenzl –

      Oh. Someone found out that we give rewards to people that buy SNAPSHOT on NXTER.ORG.

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      NXT AE

      • Janus – Status Update

      Janus tokens can now be traded on Ardor.

      For the interim between the Nxt Snapshot on December 28th and December 31st, Janus assets could not be traded as they migrated from the Nxt blockchain to the new Ardor blockchain launch. The Janus asset ID’s have the same names on Ardor as on the Nxt blockchain.

       

       

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      • Bitswift – Status Update

      Bitswift writes:

      We now accept Ignis token and Doge coin on Bitswift.shop.

      Also we have a new bitswift.shop product manager and Bitswift rep on board. Will make formal announcements in coming days.

      Unfortunately, Bittrex did not support the Bitswift Airdrop. Bitswift reached out to Bittrex to see if they could return the Bitswift tokens meant for NXT holders and redistribute them accordingly.

      Bitswiftbro wrote:

      It doesn’t look like Bittrex is going to honor our airdrop. If you had kept your NXT in the Nxt wallet, it would not be an issue. I tried pretty hard to get them to honor our drop but it seems they just did not want to deal with it.

      At least they have not replied to any of my last requests.

      I have also requested that they send our air dropped tokens that were meant for our community back to us so that we can find a way to re-distribute them. I have not received a reply on that either.

       

       

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      DEVELOPMENT

      • Ardor Launch – Version 2.0.9

      This is the latest version

      This is the PRODUCTION LAUNCH of Ardor! Download it below to access you IGNIS and ARDR. After installation select “Returning User” and copy in your NXT account address. There is no need for your passphrase as it is the same for your Ardor wallet. Once in the client click on Ardor in the top left and select Ignis from the drop-down menu to see your IGNIS balance.

      Jelurida announced:

      Ardor 2.0.9 is released!

      This is the first production release of the Ardor Blockchain Platform!

      The Ardor Genesis Snapshot has been taken at Nxt blockchain height of 1636363.

      The Genesis timestamp is set to 00:00:00 UTC, Jan 1st 2018.

      Everyone with ARDR balance >= 1000 is invited to setup a node and start forging. Block generation will start automatically when the Genesis timestamp is reached. In the meantime, please check your balances and report any discrepancies from what you expected.

      The first start after installation may take a few minutes, do not interrupt.

      To simplify processing of phased transactions, the getExecutedTransactions API
      now returns the transactions ordered by the height at which they were executed, not at which they were included in the blockchain.

      Download it from https://www.jelurida.com/ (Ardor downloads) or  https://bitbucket.org/Jelurida/ardor/downloads/

       

      Source

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      • Ardor Update – Version 2.0.10

      Download it from https://www.jelurida.com/ (Ardor downloads) or https://bitbucket.org/Jelurida/ardor/downloads/

      Changelog:

      – This is a bugfix release, mandatory update for all nodes.

      -Fixed an issue with block pop-off handling, which can result in a node unable to continue downloading the blockchain after encountering an error condition.

      -Fixed processing of alias transfer transactions.

      -Fixed exchange price handling affecting some coin exchange trades.

      -Show correct total coin amounts for each chain.

      -Other minor bugfixes and improvements.

      -This release will perform a database rescan.

      • First Android Ardor Client

      Android Mobile App https://bitbucket.org/Jelurida/ardor/downloads/ardor-client-2.0.10.apk
      SHA256 05104090d274ef53645ab5f3cef6cebfc0f4a305d649beed8d0b2598ce0cb51f

      Source

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      • NRS Update – Version 1.11.12

      New update for the NRS (Nxt Reference Software) client – changelog below! In the last version 1.11.11 the biggest change is the default number of nodes connected to increased from 250 to 2000, this will prevent a network failure such as that occurred a couple weeks back.

      Changelog:

      -Fixed peer disconnections while downloading the blockchain. Upgrade to this release is recommended for all public nodes, to help improve download speeds.

      -Snapshot code bugfixes. Added a checkpoint after the snapshot hardfork.

      • Updated Android client app

      Mobile app link https://bitbucket.org/Jelurida/nxt/downloads/nxt-client-1.11.11.apk
      SHA256 1f33561ae164ffd6f485ea7b82662daf7775935128152ffbd2ae93b9b5e8690f

      Source

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      NXT IN THE MEDIA

       

      • Lior Yaffe in Medium – Dealing with Scammers

      Lior Yaffe, co-founder of Jelurida and a core dev, wrote about how he and his team deal with scammers – a persistent issue with blockchain platforms. An enlightening read.

      However some scammers made a huge mistake, considering us to be total fools, they took the NXT they steal and invested it into our own ICO token.

      Source

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      • Global Coin Report – Jelurida Releases The Source Code For Ardor (ARDR) With An Upcoming Blockchain Launch In January

      Coverage of the release of Ardor’s source code for Ardor. Also talks about the details of the Ardor main net launch.

       

      “The release of the testnet is an important milestone setting standards for the whole blockchain industry paving the way for mainstream adoption of blockchain technology,” stated Jelurida’s co-founder and managing director, Lior Yaffe.

      Source

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      • CoinsMoon – What is Ardor Coin

      CoinsMoon wrote about the Ardor blockchain ecosystem and the significance of the revolutionary child chain architecture behind Ardor. We appreciate the coverage and encourage you to read the article.

      Ardor is a blockchain ecosystem

      As you can read on the website, 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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      • Newsbtc – How Blockchain is Pumping Life into Stale Business Models

      The belief that Ardor will be a huge step forward in enabling small and medium businesses to adopt, deploy, and develop blockchain technology in an easy and scalable way is becoming more prevalent. The more coverage we have of this the better! NewsBTC covered the release of Ardor.

      After 1 year of testing, Ardor will be released on January 1st. This will be a huge step forward in enabling businesses to adopt blockchain technology in an easy, scalable way.

      Source

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      • Cryptotrade – Endless Possibilities For Ardor’s Blockchain as a Service Platform

      The possibilities of Ardor as a service platform, especially as a BaaS (Blockchain-as-a-Service) provider are innumerable. Read this Australian coverage of the use cases and applications of Ardor and child chains.

      TL;DR:
      To sum this up, Ardor’s Blockchain-as-a-Service platform is built with interoperability between its child chains. Users from Ardor’s different child chains will be able to transact between each other directly, and their swap transactions are secured by their Parent chain.

      Now is time for me to stop writing, and to let you continue to imagine all the use cases you can, the possibilities are endless. The Ardor blockchain will (hopefully) reshape blockchain and build a harmonised digital world.

      If you are and enterprise or a consortium of enterprises, than start thinking about how you can modify the Ardor building blocks to fit your specific needs, and if you need help, contact me and I will be glad to help or guide you to Ardor’s developers team.

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      PRICE EVOLUTION

       

      • 2017’s Biggest Cryptotokens Ranked by Performance

      Source

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      • TradingView – Potential long set up on NXT

      Source

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      • TradingView – LONG – NXT Buy Opportunity

      Source

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      • TradingView – ARDR/BTC/POLONIEX/BITTREX

      ARDR/BTC/POLONIEX/BITTREX BUY : 0.00009 – 0.000115 TARGET 1 : 0.0001 – 0.00011 TARGET 2 : 0.000123 – 0.00013 TARGET 3 : +0.00015 OR +0.00017 STOP LOSS : LESS 0.000087 OR 0.000097 STOP LIMIT BUY : 0.00013 / 0.00014

      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:

       

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      That is all for this week, Nxters. Make sure you find the Star Wars references in the newsly as you stay tuned next week for more coverage of the exciting launch of Ardor. More exciting coverage awaits as Jelurida continues to meet milestones and we will continue to cover and analyze the news for you. For those who cannot wait a week to learn more, visit our site. We explain in much more detail about Jelurida and all things Nxt / Ardor / Ignis.

      Follow us on Twitter for important breaking updates during the week as they happen. Stay warm and stay informed, dear Nxters. See you back here next week! Happy New Year!

      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 – December 2017 (IV): If Opportunity Doesn’t Knock, Build a Door

      December (IV)

      Welcome again, fellow Nxters! Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to you all! Jelurida’s gift of free IGNIS tokens will occur on December 28th! While you enjoyed the holiday season with your friends and family and pets we have crafted another newsletter that contains all the important information that occurred regarding Nxt / Ardor / Ignis last week. Learn how the Austrian government is using Nxt, seven exchanges announced support for the IGNIS Airdrop, Ardor looks for a US-based team to develop for Ardor, Travin Keith announced he will host a trading webinar and more await you this week!

      We welcome back our old readers and warmly welcome our new ones. The cryptosphere is a large, complex, and largely mysterious place for most people and we at Nxter are changing that. We want our readers to become experts in the Nxt / Ardor / Ignis blockchain community so you can make informed decisions and impress your coworkers at the upcoming holiday parties. Lean back and enjoy the important crypto news from 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

       

      • Snapshot Block

      Jelurida announced that the Nxt Snapshot will occur at block height 1636363 on December 28th. Any NXT you want to be counted towards the IGNIS Airdrop must be in a supported wallet by this block height.

      You can check the last forged block (i.e block height) at nxtportal.org or by using your Nxt wallet:

      Snapshot countdown:
      https://nxter.org
      https://www.ardorplatform.org/ardor-timeline/ardor-genesis-snapshot-ignis
      https://www.ardor.world/en/

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      • Nxt Getting Started Guide

      The ANG created a nice and simple guide to help you get started with NXT and ARDR!

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      • THE FOLLOWING EXCHANGES HAVE ANNOUNCED IGNIS AIRDROP SUPPORT

      The Airdrop will be calculated on December 28th. Nxter recommends using the official local wallet but seven third-party exchanges have announced Snapshot integration support: Bittrex, AEX, Bitcoin Indonesia, HitBTC, Stocks.exchange, Freewallet, and Upbit. Any NXT you have in a wallet on these exchanges will be credited with free IGNIS, according to them.

      Bittrex: https://support.bittrex.com/hc/en-us/articles/115003571832-Statement-on-Ignis-IGNIS-airdrop-to-Nxt-NXT-holders

      AEX: https://www.aex.com/page/candy.html

      HitBTC: https://blog.hitbtc.com/statement-on-the-upcoming-btc-hard-forks-and-ignis-airdrop/

      Bitcoin Indonesia: https://blog.bitcoin.co.id/pengumuman-mengenai-airdrop-ignis/

      Freewallet: https://freewallet.org/ Twitter

      Upbit: https://upbit.com/service_center/notice?id=191

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      • AEX adds NXT / Bitcny Transactions

      Last week, ANG partner AEX added NXT / BitCNY transaction support to the AEX cryptocurrency exchange.

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      • First Blockchain Ardor Meetup by Almonte

      Community member Almonte found a hotel to sponsor the first Ardor Blockchain Meetup. If you are in Romania and want to learn more about the Ardor blockchain stay tuned as we announce more info.

      Almonte wrote:

      Finally I think I found a Hotel to sponsor what it would be my first Blockchain Ardor meetup. Now I am figuring out the way to attract businesses and university students of west Romania, this time I´ll try to show a less technical presentation (Isn´t it annoying that now everybody interest is on “how to invest”?

      If anyone has non-technical slides about Ardor/Nxt to share with me, they are highly appreciated.

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      • Austrian Government Uses Nxt Blockchain

      The Austrian government announced that they work with A – Trust to initiate an enterprise blockchain application based on the Nxt Blockchain technology which will enable Austrian municipalities to publish their announcements on a digital bulletin board created for this purpose.

      Source

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      • NXTER.ORG – What Good is Ignis, Anyway?

      By now our readers know of Ignis, the first child chain of Ardor. But what is Ignis? Segfaultsteve wrote a piece about its awesomeness. Learn about use cases and some of the permissionless functionality of the revolutionary child chain technology powered by the Ardor Platform.

      What Good is Ignis, Anyway?

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      • Press Release LimeSoda, Ardor Nxt Group

      Limesoda has announced a partnership with Jelurida and the ANG. We look forward to providing our readers with detailed updates about this partnership in the coming future.

      They wrote:

      LimeSoda and Jelurida (developers of Nxt/Ardor technology) will also explore together the option of creating an Ardor child chain, that serves as a payment platform for the Magento webshop system. LimeSoda is a Magento solutions specialist and is always looking for opportunities to take their portfolio to the next level.

      Bernd Pfeiffer, Co-Founder of LimeSoda: We were very impressed with the director of the Ardor and Nxt Group, Travin Keith, and are looking forward to developing web-apps for us as a company in the future. Furthermore, we are resources available for when clients will approach us and request blockchain-driven apps.

      Source

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      • Jelurida Helpdesk

      Lior Yaffe, core developer for Nxt / Ardor, announced that he is testing a new helpdesk system for Jelurida.

      He wrote:

      Folks, I’m testing a new helpdesk system for Jelurida, if someone would like to open a ticket here I will answer it promptly https://desk.zoho.eu/portal/jelurida/home

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      • Nxt (NXT) Added to the Hashers Cryptoportal

      Hashers added Nxt to their cryptoportal. Track and analyze how NXT is doing against the larger crypto world.

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      • ICO Alert Podcast #21: Lior Yaffe

      Lior was interviewed by ICO Alert and he talked about Nxt, Ardor, and Ignis. No one is better at explaining these things than the man who worked on designing them.

      They announced:

      On the show today is Lior Yaffe, the Co-Founder & Managing Director of Jelurida, and Developer for blockchain platforms NXT & Ardor. During the show, we’ll discuss the upcoming IGNIS & Ardor launches, what makes Ardor different from other blockchain platforms, what will happen to NXT after Ardor launches, and more. Without further ado, let’s get to it.

       

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      • Chinese Community – News Updates

      Updates for our Chinese audience. Many thanks to lege for being the Nxter conduit to the Chinese community – we warmly embrace everyone in our community!

      User lege
      https://www.toutiao.com/a1587404949973005/
      toutiao.com
      感谢legel及其团队做的一切,谢谢大家支持
      感谢legel及其团队做的一切,谢谢大家支持

      chinese fans celebrate the snapshot and mainnet

      give some gift to our chinese fans

      To thank them for their support

      thanks to travin and jelurida

      Riker and James

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      • Bitcoin in Arabic Talks Nxt / Ardor / Ignis

      Bitcoin in Arabic released a video explaining Nxt, Ardor, and Ignis to the Arabic speaking world.

      https://youtu.be/pewxslV4MRk

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      • NeocashRadio – Interview with Lior Yaffe from Jelurida

      Lior was very busy last week. He also conducted an interview with NeocashRadio. This interview touched on where and how you can obtain NXT ahead of the IGNIS Airdrop.

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      • Travin Keith – Trading Webinar

      Longtime community member, Travin, announced that on February 19th, 2018 he will host a trading webinar aimed at people with little to no knowledge about trading cryptocurrencies. More info to come.

      Travin wrote:

      Will be having a webinar about trading. Mostly for people between beginner and intermediate. Will mention Nxt and Ardor as well as ANG in my intro but focusing on my BitcoinMarkets role since that’s my claim to relevancy in trading. https://www.brighttalk.com/webcast/13689/294503?utm_source=BrightTALK&utm_medium=brighttalk&utm_campaign=294503

      Fun fact: I found out about Nxt through BitcoinMarkets, despite it being against the rules to talk about anything that wasn’t Bitcoin at the time.

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      • Veronica Torras – Moving Forward, And Getting Into The Blockchain

      Successful entrepreneur and new member of the Jelurida team, Veronica, wrote about how she ended up moving on with her life to newer and better things – the Nxt and Ardor ecosystem. An engaging and personal look at her journey from CEO of a startup to a key member of one of the blockchains on the cutting edge of technological development.

      Veronica wrote:

      Why Ardor and Nxt?
      I asked around and, to my surprise, I found experienced people close to me who became my mentors, my wise “Yodas”. One of them introduced me to Nxt and Ardor technology, which I quickly found matched the three “must haves” that I was looking for in my next project: (1) great and solid technology, (2) talented, engaged and passionate people, and (3) a fast growing project in a disruptive sector.

      Source

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      • Happy Holidays

      From all of us at Nxter, Jelurida, and the ANG we say Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

      Elizabeth, the director of ANG has a crypto-themed message for you. She wrote:

      Just smile and say thank you if I shake your hand and leave you with a long string of numbers on a folded piece of paper. #givecrypto $ARDR $NXT #cryptocurrency #HappyHolidays

      Kristina, from Jelurida:

      Dear, Nxters! On behalf of the whole team, I wish you very Happy Holidays and a wonderful and successful new year! Thank you for your support!

      All about NXT:

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      NXT AE

      • Janus – Status Update

      https://twitter.com/FloatingLamps/status/944180881610207232

      Janus continues to assemble more rigs for their mining operation – JNSHash.

       

       

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      • Bitswift – Status Update

      Concurrent with the IGNIS Airdrop is the Bitswift Airdrop as 10% of all SWIFT tokens will be distributed to IGNIS holders on January 1st. Bittrex is a great place to buy your SWIFT tokens after then Ardor launch on January 1st.

       

      Bitswiftbro wrote:

      You can see the largest address in bitswift is dedicated to blanket on top of all ignis holders, which is essentially all nxt holders yes.
      Well actually my bad, the largest is bittrex address
      Development Fund: NXT-3GV8-8347-UD38-FNU2U
      Bittrex Exchange Account: NXT-S42Z-ERET-QLMX-4JR77

      Transparency addresses

      Realizing we have reduced the token supply of Bitswift through recent token burn. This means the amount allocated for Ignis users is actually slightly more than 10% of the total Bitswift supply. 10.45% to be exact.
      NXT-2HKA-GTP2-ZBFL-34B9L <– Ignis air drop allocation transparency address
      Was allocated prior to the token burn.

      Feel free to download and create your own QR code and stick it on. Maybe stick it in someones stocking for Christmas. If you have crypto friends, send them a gift. We will release a new series every year. Next year theme.. 8 Bit retro

      Bitswift Gift Cards Series 1 – Crypto Pioneers

       

       

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      DEVELOPMENT

      • Last Ardor Testnet – Version 2.0.7.e

      There is another mandatory testnet upgrade before the final Ardor mainnet launch.

      Final preparations are being made ahead of the New Year’s launch of Ardor. This was the last upgrade to the testnet. Change log is below.

      Extract from change log:

      This release is a mandatory upgrade for all Ardor testnet nodes. It involves a reset of the existing testnet and starts from a new genesis block.

      The new testnet genesis block is based on a snapshot of the Nxt blockchain at height 1624000. Forging on testnet is set to start at midnight UTC, Dec 22.

      The BTC and USD testnet child chains have been removed, for consistency with the expected production child chains. The EUR child chain has been renamed to AEUR, with 2 decimals. Child chain ids for AEUR and Bitswift have changed to 3 and 4 respectively.

      The child chain transaction types that affect only global platform entities and do not involve pricing or transfer of value are now allowed only on the IGNIS child chain. Such transactions currently are: asset issuance, setting account info, setting account properties, asset share increase, setting asset control, setting account control.

      All fees have been reviewed and updated. Most fees have been decreased significantly, with the default Ardor chain fee set to 1 ARDR, and the default child chain fee to 0.01 ARDR.

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      • Weekly Reminder – Regarding Network Issues

      Last week many users discovered an error in their logs after experiencing network issues. The issue arose from too few nodes announcing their address via a parameter in the configuration folder. Jelurida is working on a more permanent solution but an immediate fix involves editing the suggested parameters in your NXT/conf folders and increasing the maximum number of connections.

      Jelurida wrote:

      In regards to the network issues that users experience – “No openAPI peers found” message in light client and “Maximum number of inbound connections exceeded” in the log:

      The problem is that in the network there are too little nodes that announce their address via the nxt.myAddress property, and by default these nodes accept too small number of inbound connections (250).

      We are working on a more sustainable solution, but it will require a new release.

      For now I want to ask anyone who is running a public node, to first check if the node is accessible at the address announced with nxt.myAddress (port 7874 unless something else is set in the address), and then increase nxt.maxNumberOfInboundConnections.

      How much to increase nxt.maxNumberOfInboundConnections depends on the hardware capabilities, 1000 should be safe even on weakest hardware. My node run for a day with 4000 inbound connections on VPS with 1GB of RAM. Then it run out of memory, but I also had a tesnet node there.

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      • Job Offer – Looking for a Developer to join a U.S. based Team

      Do you have what it takes to work with the blockchain? Ardor is looking for people who are experienced with the Nxt platform who can apply their expertise to developing for Ardor.

      Details:

      HIRING! Hey everyone! Looking for a developer to join a U.S based team that can develop off of the ardor platform. We are leveraging the ardor platform in accordance with the JPL license. Need someone or a group who are familiar with building on NXT platform and can transition that expertise to ardor. PM me if interested! Happy holidays everyone!
      Any leads would be great too :$

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      NXT IN THE MEDIA

      • Forbes – Are New Platforms Threatening The Hegemony Of Bitcoin And Ethereum?

      Forbes wrote about smart-contract solutions offered by new platforms like Ardor. Ardor’s smart transaction framework makes it very easy for developers to write smart contracts, unlike with Ethereum.

      Smart contract platform Qtum, for instance, boasts a faster consensus algorithm compared to Ethereum while Jelurida-developed Ardor offers scalability and customizability through its child chain technology.

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      • Zerohedge – When It Comes to Secure Networks, Ethereum Isn’t the Only Game in Town

      Ardor is mentioned as a competitor to Ethereum. The article highlights the versatility and scalability of Ardor as a major selling point for businesses. A very informative read.

      They wrote:

      One such challenger, Jelurida, has created two platforms it hopes will challenge Ethereum’s dominance. While NXT was accused of having too much in the way of deliverables, spreading its focus too thin, the company expects its most recent entrant into the platform game—Ardor will prove to be a silver bullet. Ardor is custom-designed to let developers easily build applications on the blockchain with minor input.

      It also features some creative improvements on Ethereum’s blockchain, including its parent-child chain architecture, which reduces bloat on the main chain and allows for better maintenance of the overall network. Ardor also utilizes Proof-of-Stake, which reduces the strain on each node and eliminates the need for costly mining, as coins are minted.

      Ardor’s use of child chains that stem off from the main chain also adds several layers of security. The main blockchain will prioritize the overall network’s security, remaining lightweight and adaptable to changing loads. Additionally, each child chain will have transactions and data that don’t affect the larger chain, so even localized breaches can easily be quarantined without causing larger issues.

      Finally, NXT and Ardor both offer an improvement on Ethereum’s smart contracts. While ETH contracts are still the norm, there have been several instances where a poorly designed contract wipes out large chunks of the currency. Jelurida’s platforms use smart transactions that are not programmable, enhancing its overall security while providing less room for the error’s that commonly plague Ethereum.

      Custom Crypto

      Cryptocurrencies may be getting the attention, but blockchain has more potential in the long run. Jelurida and its peers have the right idea, creating blockchain solutions tailored specifically for individuals or companies to build on them swiftly and creatively. Much like Ripple created a niche market to focus on the needs of streamlining cross-border transactions, Ardor, NXT, and others can capitalize on the demand for an agile and secure blockchain platform to build applications.

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      • CIO – The Rise of Blockchain-as-a-Service

      Ardor is mentioned as a BaaS solution. The prunability and, hence, the solution to the blockchain bloat problem is highlighed and touted as a great solution for businesses.

      They wrote:

       Jelurida, the group behind the pioneering proof-of-stake blockchain platform NXT, is now working on Ardor – a new project that is aimed at addressing blockchain’s scalability concerns for business users.

      Jelurida also recognizes the need for businesses to anchor their blockchain efforts to a secure and scalable platform. Ardor improves upon its NXT platform to provide a more scalable and customizable BaaS solution. Central to Ardor is its child chain technology. A business using Ardor could customize its own child chain to keep its data separate from other organizations’ data on the blockchain. Child chains are still validated by all nodes on the network and can be pruned at a scheduled time. This reduces bloat on the main chain.

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      • Max Keiser – Blockchain Companies Still Need to Overcome Their Fatal Flaw

      What is the fatal flaw of the blockchain? Scalability. The blockchain bloat problem is haunting Ethereum and Bitcoin. These platforms are not scalable as they are weighed down by their, immutable, histories. Ardor has a unique and elegant solution to this problem with their parent/child chain architecture. The prunability of Ardor child chains makes them lightweight, secure and very easy for businesses to deploy.

      They wrote:

      The Long Term Solution for Blockchain Scalability

      Sensing a need for true scalability, the Jelurida group is working on their second platform, Ardor. The platform operates on a BaaS model that uses a parent chain in conjunction with several different child chains.

      The model’s parent chain is purposefully small. Its main objective is to guarantee the security of the entire network, including the child chains. The platform’s additional functions will all run on child chains, allowing the blockchain to streamline processes and scale rapidly. Because the parent chain is built for security and other operations can be executed through child chains, blockchain bloat will decrease dramatically.

      The brilliance of the platform is that it allows companies to create their own projects off of the platform in the form of child chains. They can be pruned without affecting the security of the parent chain while also allowing transactions to be paid in any child token, rather than the parent chain’s token. This gives companies the opportunity to still run as unique, autonomous entities while also enjoying the security of the parent chain. All chains will run smoothly because the architecture of the BaaS platform is designed to solve the bloat issue.

      Additionally, the platform utilizes the Proof-of-Stake (PoS) consensus method as opposed to the costly and energy inefficient Proof-of-Work (PoW) protocol. This is particularly important to startups who want to implement blockchain technology but may have a hard time due to the high costs associated with PoW mining. PoS mining is also the preferable method in places where government regulators could crack down on blockchains’ high energy consumption.

      Those who are new to blockchain technology can rest assured that the implementation curve is very shallow. The platform integrates well with APIs and is built in Java, resulting in an easy-to-use application. In light of these factors, it is quite likely that more companies will begin using BaaS models to improve their business operations.

      More info
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      • Potential Options for Pierre Rischman

      The Nxt platform is mentioned as an option for the AVISIA Group in France.

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      • Medium – Parent Child chains Metaphor

      Explanation about the unique architecture of Ardor. Read the article for a clever and easy way for non-technical people to understand the parent/child chain architecture of Ardor.

      They wrote:

      The Parent-ChildChains is a new blockchain architecture developped by Jelurida team in their new brand fresh Blockchain-as-a-Service plateform Ardor.
      For the technical experts reading this article, it’s cristal clear and easy to understand. But for non technical people, it’s not so obvious to understand and to realize its potential and implications. Thus I came out with a small metaphor to help you get the mean idea behind this wired name.

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      • Investing – Ethereum Might Be A Victim Of Its Own Success, See 4 Alternatives Here

      Ardor is mentioned as a competitor to Ethereum in the enterprise sector, which is very true. Ardor was created to solve specific blockchain problems and is being marketed, successfully, as a great and easy way for businesses to develop and deploy their own blockchain apps.

      They wrote:

      Ardor is another blockchain platform that has the potential to displace Ethereum as the go-to blockchain for the enterprise segment. In fact, businesses that need a Blockchain-as-a-service platform will find undeniable potential in Ardor’s value proposition. Ardor will make it easy for businesses to create their own blockchains using parent-child chains instead of the bloated nodes of some of the popular blockchains.

      Credit: Coinmarketcap.com

      Credit: Coinmarketcap.com

      Using the Nxt technology created by its parent company Jelurida, Ardor’s blockchain simply has a main chain and a practically endless number of child chains. The main chain holds all Ardor token (ARDR) transactions but other features of the blockchain will be inaccessible in order to ensure improved performance and limit the odds of blockchain bloat. The child chains in turn are meant for businesses that want to create their own blockchain complete with tokens, aliasing, data cloud, account control, marketplace, and secure messaging among others.

      Another key factor that gives Ardor’s blockchain an edge over Ethereum is that Ardor uses a Proof-of-stake (PoS) network as opposed to a Proof-of-work (PoW) system that Ethereum uses. The Proof-of-stake system is resistance to potential censorship threat that could cripple the cryptocurrency industry because it doesn’t require heavy mining and the need for a mining factory. Interestingly, Ethereum has started to consider the idea of switching to a Proof-of-stake model; hence, Ardor is on the right path and with a first mover advantage over Ethereum.

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      • AltClub – NXT price $6+ with 50% Free Ignis

      A terrible and poorly written article that attacks Jelurida, Christianity, and the kitchen sink. We advise against reading the inflammatory content in this article as it will only confuse you do the writer having the grammar and syntactical abilities of a child. We at Nxter are above such petulant attacks but there is value in reading Lior’s responses to the claims.

      User MikeA – Still uploading in parts (long article).

      http://alts-club.com/docs/nxt-price-usd6-with-free-ignis.php

       

      Lior Yaffe responded:

      1. The date chosen for the snapshot is partially based on our past experience that our community members are working class people that actually on the holiday season will have more time follow the snapshot and launch process and perform the necessary testing. From this reason we also release many of our releases on Saturday even though we have nothing against Judaism.

      2. The block height change was necessary since when we announced it in October we didn’t fully realize that exchanges will have to stop trading ARDR between the snapshot block and the Ardor launch. Once we realized this we decided to delay it by few days in order to shorten this time period. So oversight yes, but nothing sinister.

      3. As to market manipulation and insider trading. Jelurida announced upfront that we will sell most of the NXT we raise and this is what we did. Take a look at account NXT-72LE-QYEV-D3LE-AM8G7 where we keep the ICO funds. This is all done transparently for anyone to see.
      It’s really simple, account NXT-Y5Z8-XEQC-3AW2-46CF6 is the account which issued the JLRDA currency and received the NXT collected in the ICO, since this wasn’t a mulitsig account (long story) we constantly sent the collected NXT to account NXT-72LE-QYEV-D3LE-AM8G7 which is a multisig account and from there gradually to the Bittrex hot wallet NXT-97H4-KRWL-A53G-7GVRG – all recorded on the blockchain for anyone to see

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      PRICE EVOLUTION

      • NXT Moonshot? IGNIS Airdrop Coming Soon

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      • Cryptovest – NXT Launches Like a Rocket After Bittrex Confirms IGNIS Airdrop Support

      NXT just took off with a major pump, following an official announcement from Bittrex, one of the most popular cryptocurrency exchanges, confirming their support for the upcoming IGNIS tokens airdrop.

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      • TradingView – NXT, are you Ready for the real Breakout?

      NXT is going to see another big pump in next 10 days. IGNIS airdrop is coming and it is currently causing a FOMO. Whales are pushing the price down with massive sell walls but once those sell walls are gone we will see the moon. This is not a trading advice and I am not responsible for any losses may occur..

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      • TradingView – NXT VISION / STRONG FUNDAMENT / 28.12. / AIRDROP /

      HERE IS MY CHART FOR NXT for next week ! We can easily reach previous $BTC ATH -1.69% it’s returning cycle. WITH STRONG FUNDAMENT HOW IS AIRDROP NO PROBLEM

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      • TradingView – Nxt big pump Coming

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      • TradingView – NXT-BTC LONG

      Many Reasons. Long-term: Massive C&H on Weekly Time-frame. Extremely Positive news with Ignis Airdrop on 12.28.2017 with free token reward. Short-term: Has broken out of Ichimoku cloud (Setting doubled to prevent false positives) on 1 day, 4 hour, and 1-hour time-frames with Tenkan above Kijun. Extremely Short-term: 1 HR -4.13% – Massive Bull Pennant Consolidating ready to make the next run upwards. I am putting 20% of the portfolio on this trade. Optimal bet size here according to Kelly Criterion. 1st Target is at 68k sats -1.51% for 32% fib line. 2nd Target at 50% fib at 80k sats -1.51%

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      • TradingView – NXT/BTC long

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      • TradingView – NXT – Here’s why it’s about to Skyrocket!

      One of the biggest end of the week movers in the cryptocurrency space last week was (NXT), Here’s why it’s about to skyrocket! The justification for its existence is rooted in the deficiencies of what we might deem the first generation of cryptocurrencies – bitcoin -6.56 %, Litecoin etc. While these coins have expanded to become well-established in their own right, they each have drawbacks and – as adoption and mainstream use of these coins increases – the severity of these drawbacks will increase in tandem. The creators of NXT recognized this and set out to create what is essentially a brand-new type of cryptocurrency and, by proxy, one that seeks to resolve the issues associated with first-generation coins. Isolation, NXT uses what’s called a Proof of Stake ( PoS 4.52% ) algorithm to process transactions, as compared to bitcoin’s PoW. PoS 4.52% doesn’t require mining, immediately solving the efficiency issue. PoS 4.52% can also handle a dramatically increased amount of transactions per second, with this increased volume once again based on the fact that mining-based block verification isn’t necessary. The coin is up 25% over the last twenty-four hours and closes to 1,300% over the last four weeks. as bitcoin -6.56% becomes more popular – it’s drawbacks are going to become more apparent. We saw this yesterday with the more than 200,000 transactions stacked up and delayed as participants rushed into take advantage of the gains we were seeing in the market overnight. Final conclusion with Technical, NXT against BTC -6.56% is forming a Bullish flag anticipation of week BTC -6.56% and short-term gains to NXT, Which will Initially mine us our profit with this short term, long looking trade,

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      • TradingView – NXT Ignis Airdrop

      Twitter Bittrex Yes, we are supporting the IGNIS airdrop. https://t.co/sDB8iD9Bfa https://twitter.com/BittrexExchange/status/943585026372902912 an hour ago Comment: Note: Bittrex will be closing our NXT wallet and stop trading the token to take accurate snapshots of balances. If any NXT deposits you had sent to Bittrex are not settled (i.e. marked as pending) by 6:00 PM PT, on 12/27/2017 (1:00 AM on 12/28/2017 UTC), you may not be credited with IGNIS.

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      • TradingView – NXT Quick NXT TA

      Possible repeat of last couple waves? Volume increasing..

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      • Trading View – NXT–>free IGNIS pre-fork final info, Market Overview + Targets

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      • TradingView – ARDR/BTC

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      • TradingView – ARDR/BTC Risk/Profit…

      In my opinion it’s not worth it already to buy POLONIEX:ARDRBTC 4.48% Si vis pacem, para bellum.

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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 ARDR stats from the Nxt Blockchain Asset Exchange:

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      That is all for this week, Nxters. Make sure you find the Star Wars references in the newsly as you stay tuned next week for more coverage of the New Year’s launch of Ardor, the NXT Snapshot, ongoing projects, and much more. For those who cannot wait a week to learn more, visit our site. We explain in much more detail about Jelurida and all things Nxt / Ardor / Ignis

      Follow us on Twitter for important breaking updates during the week as they happen. Stay warm and stay informed, dear Nxters. See you back here next week! Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

      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.

      What Good is Ignis, Anyway?

      Recently there have been several posts on the Nxt and Ardor subreddits asking about Ignis: Why did Jelurida create it? What problems does it solve? Why would people want to use it?

      I suspect that for a lot of longtime members of the Nxt community, the answers to these questions are self-evident. For newcomers, though, it’s a fun and helpful exercise to brainstorm interesting applications of the Nxt/Ardor tech. In that spirit, I replied to one of those posts with a few thoughts about what you can do with Ignis. I figured Nxter readers might be interested to hear them, too, so I’m posting them here for you to consider.

      So what’s special about Ignis? In a nutshell, Ignis is the only child chain on the Ardor platform that is guaranteed to be permissionless and to support all available features. It will have basically all of the features that Nxt currently has, plus a few new ones (see apenzl’s excellent write-up for a survey of the new functionality). If you’re new to Nxt and Ardor and haven’t spent some time with the full client yet, I’d strongly recommend you do so. It’s quite impressive just how much you can do with the built-in features.

      IGNIS

      Without further ado, here are a few examples of ways you might use Ignis, most of which apply to Nxt, too.

      Co-Ownership of Property

      Suppose you and some friends own a rental property. You can create an asset on Ignis to represent shares of the property and distribute the shares among the co-owners. As the property earns money, you can pay dividends to the owners in proportion to the amount of the asset that they hold (this is a built-in feature). They can freely buy or sell their shares in it (another built-in feature), making it easy for them to take on as much or as little risk as they are comfortable with. If you need to make a collective decision, like whether to remodel it, you can conduct a poll of your asset holders (another built-in feature) where their votes are weighted by their share of the asset, or where each person gets an equal vote, your choice.

      Decentralized Crowdfunding

      Suppose you want to conduct a Kickstarter-like crowdfunding campaign, where your supporters don’t have to pay unless you meet your fundraising goal. The Monetary System on Ignis supports exactly this application, among many others. You can issue your own “currency” (token) to represent a receipt of payment from your backers, set a deadline for the fundraiser, and make the transfer of funds conditional on raising at least some minimum amount of money. All of this is built-in functionality. As your project progresses, you can send your supporters messages using the Messaging System with updates on important milestones. Finally, when your project turns out to be wildly successful, you can pay bonuses to your early backers proportional to their share of your tokens.

      Retail

      Suppose you own a video game store and Nintendo announces that they’re selling a Nintendo64 Classic. You know that you’ll only receive a limited quantity. To save your customers the hassle of lining up outside your store at 5 am to try to get their hands on one, you decide to offer them an opportunity to buy vouchers ahead of time, which they can exchange at their convenience for the game system. You’re worried that scalpers will buy up all of your vouchers at MSRP and resell them for a huge markup, though.

      You decide to issue your voucher through the Ignis Monetary System as a controllable currency. This means that you can sell it at a fixed price and buyers can’t resell it later to anybody but you. When the account holder later visits your store, you buy back the voucher for next-to-nothing and give him or her a Nintendo64 Classic in return.

      Fintech

      Suppose you want to start a hedge fund like Numerai. You want to issue a token that can only be held or traded by data scientists, whose models you want to collect and evaluate.

      You first solicit applications from data scientists through your website and decide whether they’re worthy to participate. The candidates you’d like to enroll send you their Ardor addresses, and you use your account to mark their accounts with a special property indicating that they are eligible to participate. Next, you issue an asset on Ignis using the new Asset Control and Vote by Account Property features, and specify that your asset can only be traded by accounts with the property you used to designate eligibility. You then make payments of your asset to each account proportional to how well the account holder’s models perform, and you pay dividends to all asset holders in proportion to their holdings. The result is that people who submit the best models get the biggest shares of your dividends.

      Perhaps you charge your users a fixed quantity of your asset for each model they submit, both to ensure they have some skin in the game and to help redistribute the asset away from the users who submit the worst models. Since Ignis supports sending short messages along with payments, a user could annotate such a payment with an ID number that corresponds to the submitted model, allowing you to easily track which models’ submission fees have been paid.

      Venture Capital

      Suppose you want to start a crowdfunded venture capital firm. You want to sell shares of your firm to raise money, allow shareholders to vote on which projects to invest in, and pay them dividends in proportion to their holdings. You like the idea of making the investment decision somewhat decentralized, but you’re nervous about using a strict decision-by-majority investment model. As a hedge, you’d like to allow a supermajority of your board members to veto investment decisions made by your investors.

      You can issue an asset on Ignis representing shares of your company, then make payments to the companies you invest in using composite phased transactions, another new feature. You can set the phasing conditions to say that each payment succeeds if at least a majority of your asset holders approve of it and less than eight out of your ten board members try to veto it. If these conditions are met, the company gets funded. Otherwise, the transaction does not occur. And how do you elect your board members? Why, the built-in voting system, of course.

      Conclusion

      These examples barely scratch the surface, but hopefully, they give you an idea of the kinds of things Nxt and Ignis can do.

      Note that you can do any of these things using just the standard Ardor wallet. If you’re a programmer, though, and you want to make things a little easier on the people you’re interacting with, you can write an app with a custom interface that interacts with Ignis only on the backend. Your users don’t even necessarily need to know that they’re transacting on a blockchain.

      Along those lines, I’d suggest that most of the things you would want to do on Ethereum can also be done on Ignis. As I’ve argued before, writing secure smart contracts on Ethereum generally requires either keeping them very simple or introducing some trust between users and developers. In the former case, Ignis’s smart transactions often substitute directly for smart contracts, and in the latter case, you might as well move most of your code off-chain and only use the blockchain for the parts that really need to be trustless. Either way, I don’t think the extra flexibility that smart contracts offer is quite as big an advantage as it appears to be at first blush.

      So if you find yourself wondering what value there is in Ignis, first ask yourself what value there is in Ethereum. For each example application you come up with, try to convince yourself that you absolutely could not use Ignis to accomplish the same goal with a similar degree of decentralization. If you share my concerns about the security of complex smart contracts that are truly immutable, you might be surprised at how similar the potential applications of both platforms are.

      Finally, it’s worth mentioning that there might be significant non-technical challenges to a couple of the examples I’ve given. In particular, the U.S. Securities Exchange Commission ruled several months ago that some tokens traded on blockchains can be considered securities, especially in cases where investors have “a reasonable expectation of profits derived from the managerial efforts of others.” In such cases, issuers of those tokens must register with the SEC in order to do business in the U.S. I suspect that this is not as big a deal as a lot of blockchain enthusiasts make it out to be, but that’s probably the subject of a different article. 🙂

      In any event, I hope these examples help put into concrete terms just how much functionality Ignis offers. If you can think of other (better?) examples for how to use Ignis, please add them in the comments section! And as always, I’d greatly appreciate constructive criticism.

      Nxt News – December 2017 (III): The Greatest Teacher, Failure Is

      December (III)

      Welcome again, fellow Nxters! The holiday season is here and the stress of buying presents for your friends and family is upon us all. Luckily, there are some things in life that can distract you and put your mind at ease. First, go see the Star Wars: The Last Jedi – it is really good! Nxt (see what I did there!), we have the news of the week; compiled and analyzed for you. Last week AEX partnered with ANG, a new video in the Ardor Time series was released, show your love of Ardor during Ardor Days, great gift ideas, and detailed “how-to” guides for moving your NXT to the official wallet from third-party exchanges ahead of the IGNIS Airdrop – all this and more in this edition of the newsletter.

      We welcome back our old readers and warmly welcome our new ones. The cryptosphere is a large, complex, and largely mysterious place for most people and we at Nxter are changing that. We want our readers to become experts in the Nxt / Ardor / Ignis blockchain community so you can make informed decisions and impress your coworkers at the upcoming holiday parties. Lean back and enjoy the important crypto news from 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

       

      • The Future of NXT

      The imminent launch of Ardor has many concerned that the NXT blockchain will be made obsolete. This is patently untrue. No blockchain is a one-size-fits-all solution. The Nxt platform will be actively supported for years to come thanks to the $15 M raised last quarter in the IGNIS ICO. Ardor does not replace Nxt, it compliments it. The Nxt platform is going strong and will do so for years. The Crypto Woman, the new ANG Director, explains with a new infographic:

       

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      • IGNIS Airdrop – what, where, when

      A new informative article from apenzl summarizes the Airdrop and technology:

      IGNIS Airdrop

       

      • Infogram – Move your NXT from Bittrex

      Nxter recommends the local wallet with official NRS client as the place to move you NXT for the upcoming Snapshot. Third party wallets may need to implement official support for the Nxt Snapshot, and if they do not you will not receive free IGNIS. Users with a Bittrex account: the following infographic informs you how to transfer your NXT to your wallet.

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      • Move your NXT from Poloniex by Ardor Nxt Group

      Likewise, here is an official guide for transferring your NXT from Poloniex to your local wallet. NXT left in a Poloniex wallet will not be eligible to receive IGNIS at the Snapshot on December 28th.

      Elizabeth
      And here is the much requested guide to withdrawal NXT from Poloniex. Feel free to share with hose whom it might help

       

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      • Video Explaining How To Transfer NXT from Bittrex to the Official Wallet

      If you still have your NXT in a Bittrex wallet after the infographic above, congrats. We really, really want everyone to receive their Holiday bonus of free IGNIS. Watch this video for a detailed, and simple explanation of how to transfer your NXT from Bittrex to the official local wallet.

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      • Ardor Time Episode 2 – Child Chain Architecture | Security Meets Scalability

      A new episode of Ardor Time, the new video series from Jelurida that is designed to promote, explain, and demystify the Ardor platform. Last week’s episode explained the unique child chain architecture of Ardor and what that means for scalability purposes.

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      • The Snapshot Book by Nxter added to @st_association Collection

      Last week the Swiss Tech Association added ‘Snapshot’, the comprehensive Nxter source for information on the blockchain and the history of Nxt, to their collection. Plus it makes a great gift! Spread Holiday cheer and help support Nxter.org – link below.

      “SNAPSHOT – Nxt, unsurpassable blockchain solutions” is a collection of articles, which, after a short introduction to the concept of blockchain technology, looks deep into Nxt – the tech and the decentralized community. It was published by Nxter.org for the 3rd anniversary of the Nxt Blockchain”

      Buy it here!

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      • The Ardor Nxt Group Welcomes AEX.com 

      The ANG announced last week that the major Chinese exchange, AEX, has partnered with them. Cooperation between the largest exchange in China and ANG is a powerful force.

      The Ardor and Nxt Group (ANG) is an initiative by community members that enables members of the community to participate in the growth of the Nxt and Ardor Platform ecosystem as well as provide businesses, projects, and organizations in the blockchain ecosystem, a platform to gain wider visibility, as well as promote collaborative activities among its members.

      Source

      A detailed list of ANG membership tiers and their respective benefits:

      Membership

      Business Membership

      The business membership program is a membership program that is free until January 15, 2018, for businesses and projects that are using or are interested in using the technologies developed by Jelurida, namely Nxt and Ardor, as well as those that are involved in the ecosystem, including, but not limited to, service providers, news agencies, such as Nxter Magazine, and community tool providers. However, businesses and projects will be categorized appropriately in order for users and other businesses to have a better experience when searching through members, as well as for members to be exposed better.

      After January 15, 2018, members will either need to pay a yearly fee for the Business Membership or upgrade to the Premium Business Membership. This fee will be determined during the interim period. However, some categories will either remain free or have a nominal charge, and perhaps have a different membership category. These will also be determined during the interim period.

      Premier Membership

      The premium business membership category is targeted to larger businesses and projects that qualify for the Business Membership, though is by no means restricted to them nor is this category the only one available for larger businesses and projects. Additional benefits, such as better positioning on the site, as well as potential special press release, will be available for these members. The fee for this category will be considerably higher than the Business Membership, and may or may not take into account the amount of employees of the business.

      All Corporate Supporters of the Nxt Foundation will automatically become Premier Members and retain this benefit for one year starting January 15, 2018, regardless of their remaining months as a Corporate Supporter. Until the fee for Premier Membership has been announced, no new Corporate Supporters will be accepted at this time.

      General Membership

      The General Membership program will mimic the Supporter+ program, retain all its benefits, including the choice of emails, as well as other new benefits to be announced during the interim period. At the time of this announcement, no new supporters will be accepted into the program until a proper fee has been set. However, all Supporters, with or without the + attribute, will be given this membership for at least one year from January 15, 2018, depending on their initial contribution. They will also be given this status during the interim period.

      Disclaimer

      Membership in ANG does not entitle the Member to an official status within the Nxt Foundation.

      Source

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      • Photos from Tokyo Meetup 2017

      Last month Travin went to Japan to attend a blockchain expo. The link below summarizes his trip. A couple days later, November 13th, he attended a Meetup. The photos of it are below! Shout out to the Japanese members of the Nxt / Ardor community!

      Nxt News – November 2017 (III): Push Yourself Because No One Else Is Going To Do It For You

      http://viva-bitcoin.club/good-source-of-nxt-aldor/

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      • Chinese Community – News Updates

      A new Chinese language article has been published for the Chinese community about Ardor. There is interest in China about Ardor and after the mainnet launch, it appears that many new exchanges will list ARDR. This is great exposure for the community as China is by far the largest market for all things crypto and blockchain.

      lege
      I have contacted some exchanges in china , they are all interested in ardor, when the mainnet launched they will consider to list ardr

      today we post an article

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      • Crypto Woman: Let’s Have Some Fun!

      A great idea to share your love of Ardor is to take a picture of yourself with an Ardor t-shirt on Ardor Days, December 28th – January 1st. Share your love on social media and let’s see how diverse and wonderful a community we have across the globe!

      Elizabeth

      Challenge: get and wear an Ardor tee-shirt, post a selfie and let us know where you are in the world – on Ardor Days, December 28th – January 1. Share to all you social sites

      'HODL Ardor Crypto currency (HArdor)' Women's Fitted Scoop T-Shirt by Royce104
      ‘HODL Ardor Crypto currency (HArdor)’ Women’s Fitted Scoop T-Shirt by Royce104

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      • Ardor Launch Infographic

      Another shout out to the community for creating this awesome graphic. Pass it around to friends and family to answer their questions about the launch of Ardor!

      Veronica wrote:

      Thanks to @joelq who did an amazing job with the content of this infographic together with @kristina and thanks to @Johnny Tran who did an amazing job with the graphic design! Everybody, feel free to download and share it on social media.

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      • We passed 5,000 Followers on our Twitter

      Thanks to all our followers on Twitter! We appreciate you following us and recognizing us to be the go-to source for your blockchain news and analysis! Hopefully, we reach 10,000 soon!

      5412 followers @Nxter_org

      251 followers @NXT_Espana

      246 followers @NXT_France

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      • Janus – Status Update

      Update from Janus about the status of their mining farm – they experienced a setback: They are using too much electricity and they are not at capacity. They have a lead on a building with a 1000 amp line. This connection will allow for future growth and will result in bigger dividends for those who have invested in them.

      Bjorn wrote:

      Thanks everyone for your words in both public and private messages, I’ve just landed and there are some very good things occuring and one thing that was bad but will be remedied.

      As you all know we are in the final stage of adding machines to the mining office. At 200 amps we can safely (usually) use 80% of this amount we hit our maximum. Hours before I left for vacation I had a weird feeling based on some of the wiring that leads to the master electrical box, they felt a bit too warm, we added the final machines but because our staff watching over are still a bit new I unplugged 3 machines that performed least. I figured this could offset my intuition, however, on day 2 our new team member TJ contacted me out of country and said there was no power.

      We went through our entire electrical lines/breakers and there was no issue, the issue was outside… and later discovered an older transformer blew, so while our electrical is brand new the transformer was not and we have been down for ~4.5 days now.

      2 other things happened: I have sought the past month approval for reduced rate, our rate was already very low but they granted it 0.0326 kwh killowatt per hour, this is amazing, however we need to get this transformer replaced! This issue sort of pissed off the town a little, but TJ calmed them down in my absence, and they then offered potentially a new property to better suit our needs. 1000 amps. I am bringing a new investor with me to negotiate with the owner of this facility, 1000 amps would be incredible and this new private investor wishes to help us grow.

      IF this all comes to play it will change the foundational revenue by a large margin. Our developers are finishing some changes we requested to the Scraper site, this is being worked on, so, while we have to suffer some losses during this down time, there sprung some big positives once everything is operational as normal and growing. I will keep you all aware the only roadblock could be the time of year; the holidays in the US make people lazy. I am not lazy but I cannot force municipal elected officials to move faster than they will so I will push but not to the extent they push back, however, it must be fixed ASAP for you, for us, for all. Until then, be safe, and hodl.

       

       

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      • Adel – Status Update

      An update for the Adel community on what happens after the plans to swap ADL to Ethereum. Also, hype for their first project – iFin.

      What’s Next after NXT? ▲ Community Vote Wrap-up
      After the success of Adel’s first community vote, @R0bInI0 looks at questions about the move, and what’s next in Adel’s plans to swap ADL to Ethereum. https://medium.com/@R0bInI0/the-community-vote-of-the-adl-coin-b510f6f67586

      BIG NEWS: iFin Expansion ▲ Adel Ethereum Project
      We’re excited to announce huge news on the first ever Adel project – iFin is getting bigger! The original aim of creating a Crypto loan platform has expanded – iFin.io will now include four additional financial instruments for trading, based on Ethereum smart contracts, using iFin tokens as its native currency:

      • Crypto Swap • Exchange cryptocurrency and swap back in the future at the same rate
      • Crypto Forward • Buy or sell offers, at a set rate, set in the future
      • Crypto Binary • Bet on price movements of various cryptos using an agreed upon exchange rate
      • Crypto Spot • Immediately buy or sell cryptocurrency
      • Crypto Loan • Loan or borrow various cryptocurrencies based on several agreed parameters

      The iFin platform will allow traders to maximize profits and liquidity, with low fees enjoyed in the crypto economy, while enjoying the benefits of a truly decentralized platform.Stay tuned for more major announcements on iFin’s development coming soon.