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

September (III)

 

Welcome, dear Nxters and other followers!

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

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

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

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

COMMUNITY

MEETUPS

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

BUSINESSES ON NXT/ARDOR

CLONES

EXCHANGES

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

IN OTHER MEDIA

PRICE EVOLUTION

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


COMMUNITY

  • Join our Email List!

Nxter Forging Pool

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

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

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

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

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  • Jelurida – Updates

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

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

  • Developers Call

More information about Lightweight Contracts

 

  • About Ignis and Ardor Marketing

Lior, quoted:

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

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

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

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

Kristina (Jelurida):

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

Elizabeth (the ANG):

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

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  • Ardor Bootcamp is now FREE on Udemy

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

efunkem wrote:

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

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

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

Elizabeth:

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

Also read our review of Ardor Bootcamp in Nxter Magazine.

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  • The Ardor and Nxt Group Office

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

Elizabeth:

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

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Ardor Bootcamp Fundraiser

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

Efunkem wrote:

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

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

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

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

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  • Nxter Puzzle September III

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

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

How am I feeling, doctor?

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

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  • r/Ardor – ‘Community is not growing’

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

thewiremaster:

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

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  • How To Import NXT Transactions for tax purposes?

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

tyrone asked:

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

martis:

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

riker:

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

martis:

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

riker:

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

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

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

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

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

Related info in stackexchange

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MEETUPS

  • Upcoming Events (By Order)

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

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

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

Source

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

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

Source

Blockchain Summit in Moscow, September 25th

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

International Blockchain Summit

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

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

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

Veronica wrote:

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

South Summit

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BUSINESSES ON NXT/ARDOR

  • C2C – Update

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

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

Website | Whitepaper (ongoing)

More info

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  • Dominium ITO Update

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

Dominium Admin:

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

Here are a checklist on what we are working on:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  • CiviliXation Digital COOP

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

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

drachmae wrote:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

Learn more about CiviliXation and its projects: Presentation | website

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  • EZYcount – Public ICO is Open

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

Vivien, the founder, wrote:

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

And on Monday, Vivien followed up with:

Pitching was amazing. Competition very fierce.

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

Congratulations EZYcount, good to see!

Join the ICO

Website | WhitepaperMedium | LinkedIn | Reddit | Twitter

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  • Bitswift – Update

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

Paul Busch:

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

Read more

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CLONES

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

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

Elizabeth wrote:

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

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

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

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

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

Part 1 – The Genesis Block (14 mins)

Part 2 – Branding and Features (13 mins)

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EXCHANGES

 

  • Support your Tokens

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

Support your Tokens

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

CoinPulse
Bithumb
Cryptaldash
Shardax
CoinPulse

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

Bithumb

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

Cryptaldash

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

Shardax

You can ask for coins to be listed here

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IN OTHER MEDIA

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

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

The author wrote:

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

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

Source

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PRICE EVOLUTION

  • Weekly NXT/ARDR/IGNIS Price Evolution

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

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

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

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

September (II)

 

Welcome, dear Nxters and other followers!

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

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

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

 

COMMUNITY

MEETUPS

BUSINESSES ON NXT/ARDOR

EXCHANGES

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


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  • Jelurida – Updates

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

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

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

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

 

  • Lightweight Contracts Seminar

TL;DW: Simplicity.

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

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

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

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

 

  • Website Redesign

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  • Ardor Bootcamp and the ANG – Raspberry Pi Giveaway!

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

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

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

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

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

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

Here you can watch the video interview with the winner:

More info

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

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  • Nxter Puzzle: In Space

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

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

10 Cities Names

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

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  • ArdorForum is Live

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

VanBreuk:

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

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

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

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

 

Source

Visit ArdorForum / Visit NxtForum

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MEETUPS

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

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

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

Source

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  • Upcoming Events (By Order)

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

  • Finnovista Pitch Day Madrid, September 18th

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

Source

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

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

Source

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  • Blockchain Summit in Moscow, on September 25th

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

International Blockchain Summit

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BUSINESSES ON NXT/ARDOR

  • C2C – Update

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

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

Website | Whitepaper (ongoing)

More info

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  • Dominium ITO Update

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

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

About this  ITO

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

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

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

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  • Triffic ICO Update

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

 

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

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

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

ANN | Website | Pitch Deck | Whitepaper | English Telegram

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

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  • CiviliXation Digital COOP

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

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

Lee has great plans for using the blockchain in Moldova.

Drachmae:

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

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

Project E-Gagauzia


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

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

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

More details about the event

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

Learn more about CiviliXation and its projects: Presentation | website

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  • Tarasca DAO – Update

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

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

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

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

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

Read the complete article

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

  • Haechi, from Korea
  • Tulpar, from Kazakhstan

See them, and read more about them here.

Follow Tarasca DAO on Medium

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  • EZYcount – Private Token Sale

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

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

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

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

Join the ICO

Website | WhitepaperMedium | LinkedIn | Reddit | Twitter

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EXCHANGES

  • TOKOK Exchange Lists IGNIS

Last week the Chinese based TOKOK exchange listed IGNIS!

From their official announcement:

About IGNIS:

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

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

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  • NXT Added to Changehero.io

 

  • Support your Tokens

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

CoinPulse

You can vote for NXT/ARDR/IGNIS here:

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

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

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

Bithumb

Let your voice be heard:

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

CryptalDash – Request for your Favorite Coin to be Listed

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

Shardax – Vote for Ardor to be Listed

Resultado de imagen de shardax

https://shardax.com/listing

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IN OTHER MEDIA

  • Lior Yaffe in Medium: Lightweight Contracts — Next Steps

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

He writes:

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

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

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

  • Contract Manager Plugin — simplify contract deployment and maintenance.

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

  • API Callers — standalone building blocks of contract functionality.

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

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

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

He wrote:

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

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

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

Part 1

Part 2

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

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

Part 3

Part 4

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

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

The author wrote:

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

Source

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PRICE EVOLUTION

  • Weekly NXT/ARDR/IGNIS Price Evolution

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

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

 

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

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

September (I)

 

Welcome, dear Nxters and other followers!

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

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

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

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

COMMUNITY

MEETUPS

BUSINESSES ON NXT/ARDOR

DEVELOPMENT

EXCHANGES

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

IN THE MEDIA

PRICE EVOLUTION

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


COMMUNITY

  • Join our Email list!

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

Join us here!

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

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  • Jelurida – Updates

Jelurida launched a new YouTube channel.

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

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

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

Subscribe

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

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  • Nxter Puzzle: Moldova

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

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

NxterPuzzle | Travel Around Moldova

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

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  • ArdorForum goes Online

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

Full announcement and thread: Source

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  • Nxtfolks.com has Become Ardor.rocks

Ardor Rocks

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

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

Visit website

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

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

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MEETUPS

  • DTMA Blockchain BBQ Party Chisinau Moldova with NXT Platform

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

Elizabeth wrote:

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

Source

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

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

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

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

She wrote:

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

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  • Introducing Distributed Technology Moldova Association

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

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

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  • The Winners of the Danube Gamejam / Hackathon 

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

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

Livestream zum Event:

Geplaatst door Alexander Pfeiffer op Zaterdag 25 augustus 2018

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  • Upcoming Events (By Order)

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

 

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

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

Source

 

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

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

Source

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

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

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

Source

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  • Blockchain Summit in Moscow, on September 25th

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

International Blockchain Summit

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BUSINESSES ON NXT/ARDOR

  • Dominium ITO Update

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

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

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

Dominium admin updated:

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

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

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

Gudo Thijssen:

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

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

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

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  • Triffic Pre-ICO Update

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

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

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

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

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

 

ANN | Website | Pitch Deck | Whitepaper | English Telegram

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

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  • CiviliXation Digital COOP

Now WHAT is this?

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

Lee Gibson Grant wrote on Facebook:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

You can read the presentation here.

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  • EZYcount – Private Token Sale

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

TOKEN SALE SCHEDULE:

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

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

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

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

Join the ICO

Website | WhitepaperMedium | LinkedIn | Reddit | Twitter

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DEVELOPMENT

Download: https://jelurida.com

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

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

  • New Project – Tarasca DAO

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

Read Article

More Information

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EXCHANGES

 

  • Support your Tokens

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

OKex 

Opportunity to get Ignis Listed

Resultado de imagen de okex

Over_watchtower

A simple Telegram voting will do it all

Vote

CoinPulse

You can vote for NXT/ARDR/IGNIS here:

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

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

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

Bithumb

Let your voice be heard:

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

CryptalDash – Request for your Favorite Coin to be Listed

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

Shardax – Vote for Ardor to be Listed

Resultado de imagen de shardax

https://shardax.com/listing

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IN OTHER MEDIA

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

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

The author wrote:

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

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

Read Article

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  • Steemit – NXT Blockchain – What You Should Know

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

The author wrote:

Conclusion

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

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

Source

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PRICE EVOLUTION

Some opinions from people on the interwebs – DYOR!

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

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

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  • Weekly NXT/ARDR/IGNIS Price Evolution

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

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

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

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

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

 

August (IV)

 

Welcome, dear Nxters and other followers!

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

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

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

COMMUNITY

MEETUPS

BUSINESSES ON ARDOR

DEVELOPMENT

EXCHANGES

IN THE MEDIA

PRICE EVOLUTION

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


COMMUNITY

  • Jelurida – Updates

Lior Presenting Lightweight Contracts

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

More Information in Meetup Section

More information about Lightweight Contracts

More information about Transaction Vouchers

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  • Nxter Puzzle: Summer Quest

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

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

madfox wrote:

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

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

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

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

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

Nxter Puzzles

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  • Stack Exchange Blocked our Channel

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

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


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

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

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

Source

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  • ArdorForum Expected to go Online September 3rd!

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

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

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

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

– ArdorForum and NxtForum will share the same user base.

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

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

Kind regards,

The Ardor & Nxt community Group

Full announcement and thread: Source

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  • Ardor Mentioned in this Youtube Video

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

Ardor referenced at Min: 5:50

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  • NXTCrypto.org Leased Forging pool is Ceasing Operations

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

Forkedchain announced:

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

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

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

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

Source

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MEETUPS

  • Ardor / Nxt Community Get Together in Zurich

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

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

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

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  • Hackathon / Gamejam time in Austria

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

The 23rd, DAY 0

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

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

 

Poll on the NXT Blockchain

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

DAY 1

Intro to the Meetup/Hackaton

Elizabeth Mong:

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

Geplaatst door Applied Game Studies op Zaterdag 25 augustus 2018

 

Lior announced the winners:

Lior Yaffe:

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

Geplaatst door Applied Game Studies op Zaterdag 25 augustus 2018

 

Lunch and the demonstration of purposeful gaming:

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DAY 2

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  • Meetup Reminders (By Order)

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

 

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

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

Source

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

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

Source

 

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

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

Source

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

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

Source

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  • Blockchain Summit in Moscow, on September 25th

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

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

International Blockchain Summit

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BUSINESSES ON ARDOR

  • Dominium ITO Update

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

Dutch-language interview

Dominium Admin:

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

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

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

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

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  • EZYcount – Private Token Sale

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

 

TOKEN SALE SCHEDULE:

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

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

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

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

Join the ICO

Website | WhitepaperMedium | LinkedIn | Reddit | Twitter

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  • Triffic Pre-ICO Update

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

ANN | Website | Pitch Deck | Whitepaper | English Telegram

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

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DEVELOPMENT

  • New Ardor Project – Tarasca DAO

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

Tarasca DAO:

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

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

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EXCHANGES

  • NXT and ARDR now Trades on TOKOK Exchange

NXT and ARDR trades on Chinese TOKOK Exchange

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  • Support your Tokens

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

 

CoinPulse

You can vote for NXT/ARDR/IGNIS here:

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

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

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

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Let your voice be heard:

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

CryptalDash – Request for your Favorite Coin to be Listed

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

Shardax – Vote for Ardor to be Listed

Resultado de imagen de shardax

https://shardax.com/listing

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IN THE MEDIA

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

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

They wrote:

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

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

Source

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  • Inside Dominium: The Decentralized Platform for Everything Property

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

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

Read article

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PRICE EVOLUTION

  • Weekly NXT/ARDR/IGNIS Price Evolution

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

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

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

 

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

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

 

August (III)

 

Welcome, dear Nxters and other followers!

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

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

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

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

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

COMMUNITY

MEETUPS

BUSINESSES ON ARDOR

DEVELOPMENT

EXCHANGES

IN THE MEDIA

PRICE EVOLUTION

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


COMMUNITY

  • Jelurida – Updates

Lightweight Contracts and Vouchers live on Testnet!

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

  •  Ardor v2.1.0e (Testnet)

Lior announced:

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

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

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

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

Download: https://jelurida.com

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

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

More information about Lightweight Contracts

More information about Transaction Vouchers

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  • Nxter Puzzle: Summer Quest Part V

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

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

The Summer Quest Stage V map can be found here:

Summer Quest

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

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

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

Nxter Puzzles

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  • New Ardor Chat Rooms on Reddit

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

Patoshi:

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

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

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

Source

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MEETUPS

  • Meetup Reminders (By Order)

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

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

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

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

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

From the website:

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

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

The program looks awesome! See it here.

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

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

Source

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BUSINESSES ON ARDOR

  • Dominium ITO Update + SCAM Alert

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

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

Gudo Thijssen:

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

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

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

SCAM ALERT

FYI

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

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

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

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

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  • C2C Updates

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

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

C2C contest announcement on IDAX

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

Travin Keith wrote:

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

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

Website | Whitepaper | Twitter

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  • EZYcount – Private Token Sale

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

TOKEN SALE SCHEDULE:

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

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

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

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

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

Accounting industry – innovation-friendly or not?

Join the ICO

Website | WhitepaperMedium | LinkedIn | Reddit | Twitter

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  • Triffic Pre-ICO Update

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

 

ANN | Website | Pitch Deck | Whitepaper | English Telegram

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

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  • Bitswift Child Chain Update

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Bitswift Community Updates

Join Bitswift on TelegramDiscord, and Reddit.

Learn more about the Bitswift ecosystem

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  • Janus – Status Update

Bjorn, from the Janus Team:

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

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

Janus Ardor asset ID: 4348103880042995903.

Website | Follow Janus on Telegram and Twitter.

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DEVELOPMENT

  • Nxtwiki.org update – Lightweight Contracts

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

Introduction to Lightweight Contracts

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

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

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

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  • Blockchain Ardor #5: Transaction Vouchers

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

 

  • Nxtwiki.org – Transaction Vouchers

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

1 Introduction to Transaction Vouchers

See an article about transaction vouchers and their use cases.

Usage Example

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

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

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

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

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  • Weekly Reminder

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

In Over_watchtower’s words:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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EXCHANGES

  • Korean Exchange Bitsonic Listed ARDR

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

example

아더(ARDR)

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

Source

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  • TOKOK Exchange Lists NXT

For free even! Next will be ARDR.

Resultado de imagen de exchange tokok

nxt6666

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

Website | Twitter  | Telegram

Source

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  • Support your Tokens

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

Bittrex

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

CoinPulse

You can vote for NXT/ARDR/IGNIS here:

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

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

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

Bithumb

Let your voice be heard:

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

CryptalDash – Request for your Favorite Coin to be Listed

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

Shardax – Vote for Ardor to be Listed

Resultado de imagen de shardax

https://shardax.com/listing

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IN THE MEDIA

  • Medium – Dominium Giveaway in Nxter Summer Quest

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

The author wrote:

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

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

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

Read article

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  • Blockchain Platforms – Ardor vs EOS

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

 

Lior:

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

mrv777:

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

Lior:

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

How Jelurida plans to scale globally:

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

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

Source

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PRICE EVOLUTION

  • Weekly NXT/ARDR/IGNIS Price Evolution

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

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

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

 

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

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

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Nxter News – August 2018 (II): There Is Nothing Better Than A Friend, Unless It Is A Friend With Chocolate

 

August (II)

 

Welcome, dear Nxters and other followers!

Friends are great! They are there when you need them and sometimes provide you with chocolate. Not everyone is your friend though, as we cover later, friends do not try and scam you. Friends support and encourage you to be the best version of yourself.

Technology is, of course, no substitute for friends, humans are social creatures after all. Yet, technology can help us do great things. We can communicate almost effortlessly with people across the globe as long as they have an internet connection. Technology more than globalization has connected people across vast distances and cultures, allowing us to be friends with people well beyond our immediate geographic vicinity.

Speaking of friends, this week Dominium wants to help you win 1000 DOM tokens by completing our ongoing Nxter Puzzle series, the installer for the Lightweight Contracts is ready according to Lior, another video by CryptoDemetrius explains bunding and 0 fee transactions, Elizabeth sponsors a Raspberry Pi 3 with Ardor pre-installed that you can win by taking the Ardor Bootcamp Course, updates about Triffic, Dominium, and EZYcount and their respective communities, a great Snapchat clone was created on Ardor using the power of friendship Unconfirmed Transactions, and a strong Weekly Reminder regarding a particularly stupid scam – and much more!

With friends you are not lost as you discover the news of the week that was, with this newsletter as your guide!

COMMUNITY

MEETUPS

BUSINESSES ON ARDOR

DEVELOPMENT

EXCHANGES

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

IN THE MEDIA

PRICE EVOLUTION

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


COMMUNITY

  • Jelurida – Updates

Lior is back, and so is the rest of Jelurida. There are less than two weeks to prepare for the anticipated launch of Lightweight Contract functionality on the Ardor testnet ahead at the Hackathon, mentioned below, in Austria.

https://twitter.com/lioryaffe/status/1026755398521507840

Reloaded after the summer holidays – and so is the Nxter team, BTW. Lior shows off the Lightweight Contracts installer below.

Did you forget about Nxt? This video posted on Jelurida’s YouTube channel last week reminds us of its awesomeness:

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  • Nxter Puzzle: Win IGNIS + DOM and Other Tokens

Stage IV of the Summer Quest takes you on a walk through the lovely city of Rotterdam, Netherlands.

Rotterdam is the city where one of the upcoming Ardor child chain businesses is based – Dominium.

The rules are the same as before: find the hidden words on the map, combine them into a passphrase, and you are one step closer to winning the 1000 IGNIS prize, sponsored by ANG, which will be released in Stage 6. Even though the Rotterdam walk is just a step towards this, madfox the “Puzzle Master” also left some goodies in the Rotterdam account for the first person who solves it.

And guess what? When Dominium heard about this walk, they decided to contribute 1000 DOM tokens into a bonus game as well, which you can pick up by 1. Walking the walk, 2. Solving a bonus puzzle 3. Combining the words from the walk (Summer Quest Stage IV) + the bonus puzzle (August II) + a final word which will be published on Dominium’s official Twitter account after their ITO has gone live. 25 words in total. In the account is the following singleton asset:

1000 DOM tokens will be transferred to the account that redeems the asset. To get it – login to the bonus account and transfer the singleton asset to your own account. And better hurry – first come first served 😉 You can read up on DOM and the Dominium platform in this segfaultsteve review, and below. Thanks for sponsoring the prize, Gudo.

The Summer Quest Stage IV map + DOM bonus puzzle can be found here:

Summer Quest

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

Nxter Puzzles

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  • Win a Raspberry Pi 3 with Ardor Bootcamp and the ANG

Remember our coverage of the awesome Ardor Bootcamp on Udemy?

Eric Funk (@efunkem), the great creator, has been updating the course, and right now you can enter to win a Raspi 3 pre-installed with an Ardor node if you complete the course in time for the giveaway, which is sponsored by the Ardor Nxt Group. Here’s how:

1) Enroll with the $10 discount code: http://bit.ly/2BfbD1M
2) Get the password at the end of the course – it opens the final instructions!

The winner will be announced on September 3rd. More info is in the video below. Go!

Also, check the ANG contest-page

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  • Video – Blockchain Ardor #4: Bundling, 0 Fee Transactions, and Hedging

Another video from CryptoDemetrius – this time explaining bundling, and the significance of 0 fee transactions. A good ten-minute use of your time if you do not fully appreciate the above Ardor concepts. Jelurida is working on creating more bundler templates that highlight the extreme customizability that they afford businesses.

Nxters, CryptoDemetrius wrote:

The video series will be expanding. I’m aiming to release a new “Blockchain Ardor” demo/tutorial approximately every other week. On the off weeks, I will put out an “Ardor Update” discussing general ongoings. The structure of this second series is still being determined (I want consistent segments each episode) but it will likely be no more than 5 minutes in length, and will try to be including 3-5 bullet point updates directly from Jelurida once per month in an “Ardor Update.”

If you want to see subtitles in your language, let me know and I can provide the file with timestamps! It’s a very simple process for me to upload additional languages.

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MEETUPS

  • Meetup Reminders (By Order)

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

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

The time for the first Austrian purposeful gaming hackathon is closing in.

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

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

From the website:

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

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

The program looks awesome! See it here.

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

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

Source

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BUSINESSES ON ARDOR

  • Triffic Pre-ICO Update

Triffic’s pre-ICO Part 2 begins September 3rd, 2018. Before the ICO goes public you need to whitelist your account according to KYC / AML procedures, join the whitelist here. As mentioned last week, the reason for the ICO hiatus is for interested parties to be able to test the Triffic app, the all-important interface between users and a blockchain-powered, gamified GPS experience.

 

ANN | Website | Pitch Deck | Whitepaper | English Telegram

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

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  • Dominium ITO is live, and AMA Done

The Dominium pre-ITO is live this August 14, 12:00 CEST, for those who are on the whitelist!

Last week, on Thursday, August 9th, there was a Dominium AMA (ask me anything) on Reddit. Dominium is a global property platform using blockchain technology in order to help real estate professionals, authorities, organizations, and investors succeed through a global centralized marketplace for all property related activities. What follows are some of the questions that members of our community asked which were answered by Dominium staff. There also is a great video that explains their token model and how they plan to use the funds raised in the ITO.

Dominium AMA on 9th August 12pm GMT from icocrypto

Additionally, the Dominium team also had time to answer some other questions asked by the community:

martis:

What is Dominium’s plan of liquidating crypto, which will be received in ITO? Dump them or something else?

Gudo Thijssen responded:

Most of the Crypto received will be converted to Euros and GBP as we will purchase property with this. We will of course keep some Ardor as we will need to pay fees with this, but it should be clear that we are building a property portfolio to generate sustainable income, which in turn is used to buy back and burn DOM.

martis:

Yes, I understand you cannot buy property with crypto (yet), except with AEUR, of course 🙂
My point in question was about timing of liquidating of crypto.

Gudo Thijssen:

You are right, not yet 🙂 give us some time 😉 We are looking to liquidate crypto as it comes in, as it is not our goal to be speculators on crypto fluctuations. It is exactly what we are trying to avoid with our structure. Steady rental income = steady demand for DOM = stable price & burn = less in circulation = steady increase in price. That’s what we all want to see.

utmich utmich

[I fear] Ardor is not liquid enough and I want to know how much it will affect Ardor price.

Dominium Admin

Hi Utmich. As mentioned *we will not sell Ardor, as this we will use for future fees on the childchain*. We may sell some, but we are of course not going to crash the Ardor price!

This video explains the “buy and burn” procedure and how DOM tokens will, hopefully, retain their value:

The Dominium ITO has sparked a lot of mentions and articles, some great and some of lower quality. A recent article in cryptodaily.co.uk talks about Dominium (mentioning Ardor), and another, published on Hackernoon, goes into great detail about the history of IPO’s, the dot-com bubble, token economics, ICO’s vs. ITO’s, as well as the dangers and potential gains associated with them. The author analyses what Dominium offers and why they chose an ITO as an investment model.

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

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  • EZYcount – Private Token Sale

EZYcount is one of the first companies to market the term, Token-as-a-License (Taal). The idea of tying software license to a blockchain token is useful because it is impossible to lose, and is very easy to verify who the current owner of the license is. A current example of a life-long EZYcount TaaL would probably cost around 20,000 EZY tokens (around 2,000 CHF) and would grant the holder of the TaaL usage of EZYcount software in-perpetuity. Last week EZYcount joined the SAP open ecosystem and announced that they have a bounty program!

https://twitter.com/EZYcountsuisse/status/1027949000438296578

The private token sale is ongoing with the second round beginning next week. The public token sale is slated for September 2018.

Join the ICO

PRIVATE TOKEN SALE IS LIVE +20% BONUS  FOR EVERY CHF INVESTED, RECEIVE 12 TOKENS INSTEAD OF 10.

Website | WhitepaperMedium | LinkedIn | Reddit | Twitter

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  • Janus – Status Update

The ongoing story of Janus continues with its twists and turns. For the latest update about Janus’ tokens issued on the Ignis chain, see last week’s newsly. A project that was completed last week, or at least publically working, is their blockchain news aggregator site.

ascendus wrote:

Hi, guys. Our new aggregator news website: https://coinhub.news Check it out!

Janus Ardor asset ID: 4348103880042995903.

Website | Follow Janus on Telegram and Twitter.

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DEVELOPMENT

  • Decentralized Snapchat Version on top of Ardor

Recently we covered a Twitter clone on Ardor, and this week we present to you a private decentralized chat app: Burning Messages. Very much like Snapchat, and the messages will expire after 10 minutes! This is another great example of a creative use of the blockchain and demonstrates, yet again, how Ardor technology – like unconfirmed transactions – is your friend. Check out the MEDIA section for an article from the creator with more specifics about the power of unconfirmed transactions.

galeki

Built my new toy: Burning Messages, a private chat dApps using only the Unconfirmed Transactions of Ardor
http://localhost:27876/nxt?requestType=downloadTaggedData&transactionFullHash=e8fc908195253d312a6341565808fc94d5f12cbab14c6de37f73a21e023fa0c1&chain=2&retrieve=true

martis

That’s brilliant!!! These messages will expire and disappear I think after 10 minutes. But three letters companies will not be happy

aajaji_m

This is awesome man! You have just built a decentralized version of Snapshat.

berzelius

To make sure they can’t ever be included in the blockchain, you can attach an invalid reference transaction hash (it requires an extra deposit, which will be returned once the transaction expires)

palheiro

Could a massive use of it collapse the bandwitch of the nodes? (I know nothing about tech, but a free and massive use of a network seems strange to me)

berzelius

If the transaction pool is full, those with zero fee are the first to be discarded

almonte

I tried bundling the transaction with a not valid reference transaction and indeed, it is not possible to bundle it. I can think about several use cases IoT related where it can be useful.

Learn more about the article Galeki wrote on Medium here.

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  • Weekly Reminder – Neither NXT nor Ardor are Mined, they are 100% PoS

WARNING: A few days ago we stumpled upon the (maybe) latest SCAM: Nxtminer. Their “offer” is packages for the mining of NXT, perhaps they do not know that Nxt and mining do not go hand-in-hand … what a shabby scam. Do not be fooled, these people are not your friends as friends do not lie to you and try to steal your money! Side note – if your friends do act that way, get new friends!

100% SCAM – https://nxtminer.com:

All of the mining power is backed up by physical miners

jose:

And if you click on the transaction id, their payments seem to be random transactions

rubenbc

all the identifiers of the transactions lead to the same transaction https://nxtportal.org/transactions/16075002943537673039

It might be even worse than the Nigerian prince’s emails pleading for money. As much as the media ignores us, Nxt’s blockchain is the first 100% PoS blockchain. Come on guys, if you are going to scam others at least know your platforms.

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EXCHANGES

  • Support your Tokens

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

CoinPulse

You can vote for NXT/ARDR/IGNIS here:

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

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

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

Bithumb

Let your voice be heard:

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

CryptalDash – Request for your Favorite Coin to be Listed

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

Shardax – Vote for Ardor to be Listed

Resultado de imagen de shardax

https://shardax.com/listing

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IN THE MEDIA

  • Medium – Power of Unconfirmed – Let’s Start with Another Toy I Built on Ardor last Weekend

Man, some people are better at spending their weekends be productive than others! Longtime community member, galeki, built a Snapchat clone in Ardor and wrote this post about it. Learn about how this product makes use of Unconfirmed Transactions to send 0 fee instant messages that are not recorded on the blockchain!

I call it Burning Messages.

It’s a Private Chat dApp build on the Ardor platform.

You can download it using the Ardor Data Cloud (full client required):

http://localhost:27876/nxt?requestType=downloadTaggedData&transactionFullHash=e8fc908195253d312a6341565808fc94d5f12cbab14c6de37f73a21e023fa0c1&chain=2&retrieve=true

The author wrote:

What’s the difference?

Burning Messages uses the Unconfirmed Transactions of the Ardor platform.

The idea is to send encrypted messages with 0 fee which will never be confirmed or recorded on the blockchain.

That’s means messages are gone after deadlines (15 mins by default) — they are Burning. 🙂

But for chatting that’s quite enough, and it even brings some advantages:

Messages are instant, depending on the speed of broadcasting. It no longer depends on blocktime.
No one can dig through your chat history or steal your messages — everything is gone after the deadlines.
It’s free. An account with a verified public key is the only thing you need.
I’ve tested the chatting between a Tokyo and a Los Angeles node. The messages showed with a 1~2 seconds delay, almost like an instant messenger app.

Read article

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  • Lior Yaffe at Medium – Blockchain But…

This week Lior points out the dangers of shortcuts and not fully appreciating the dangers inherent in improperly using anything, be it a product development methodology or a clone of a blockchain. An informative read.

Lior wrote:

(…) Recently, I’m seeing a similar trend in the blockchain world, I call it “Blockchain But”. For example, I’m running a blockchain but the token has no value, but there is only a limited number of block generators, but I’m replacing the working consensus algorithm with something which is simple to hack, but I’m setting up some centralization mechanism, but I assume all parties are honest, but I assume nobody will spam my network, but I can censor transactions, but I store most data off chain, but I don’t care about blockchain bloat and on and on.

All these “buts” usually represent lack of understanding of decentralization and the basic principals behind the blockchain revolution. Furthermore, such compromises lead to sub-standard implementations which may prove insecure or dysfunctional in the long run.

Read article

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PRICE EVOLUTION

  • Weekly NXT/ARDR/IGNIS Price Evolution

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

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

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

 

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And that is the news of last week! We are happy you found your way here this week, and hopefully, we will find you back here next week, but we cannot offer you chocolate!

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

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

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Nxter News – February 2018 (IV): Logic Will Get You From A to Z; Imagination Will Get You Everywhere

February (IV)

Welcome again, Nxters! We love to have imagination as we marvel at the world that is slowly being shaped and created by blockchain technology. As spring slowly comes, like the beautiful tulips and daffodils, so too does our love and appreciation grow for how our lives will be improved with the blockchain projects we know and love.

Many events occurred last week! Some highlights include Jelurida creating a faucet account to convert IGNIS/AEUR into ARDR, the ongoing competition with Jelurida in the 4YFN contest in Barcelona, updates on the Lele and Action Coin Pre-ICO/ICOs, a new Nxt asset was announced, Lior Yaffe wrote about the criteria for applying to create an Ardor child chain, and much more!

COMMUNITY

MEETUPS

The AE

DEVELOPMENT

NXT IN THE MEDIA

PRICE EVOLUTION

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


COMMUNITY

  • Jelurida to Present at 4YFN and MWC in Barcelona

Jelurida was picked as a 4YFN Awards finalist – and this week the winner will be chosen! Jelurida will present, as a semi-finalist, on Feb. 27th, with the winner announced on Feb. 28th!

 

Lior wrote, in an update post on Medium:

Unlike previous events in which we presented in a startup speed dating format pitching to investors. This event looks more like a Billion $ corporations speed dating event to learn more about blockchain technology. And guess what, we are the only Blockchain startup around.

This is the first time Jelurida is getting such a huge visibility and we have a great team in place. We’ll post regular updates from the event on all social channels.

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. On Friday, March 2nd there will be a Fireside Chat with Lior Yaffe during which the community can ask questions of the core-developer of Nxt and Ardor!

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. More than 300 applications were submitted by startup companies from 20 countries for the competition, and Jelurida was chosen to be among the 10 finalists.

As a reward for being a semi-finalist, Jelurida will exhibit for free in a highlighted area of 4YFN from February 26th to 28th. 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.

BREAKING NEWS

Jelurida just made it to the finals!

https://twitter.com/4YFN_MWC/status/968524118374211590

 

The Mobile World Congress is the most significant mobile event in the world, with Annual attendance of 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 26th to March 1st.

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  • Jelurida Creates Faucet Account

ARDR transactions are paid in ARDR – this is not a surprise. But, due to the nature of the IGNIS Airdrop and creation of AEUR, many people received IGNIS and AEUR without having ARDR in their account wallet, meaning that when they went to exchange IGNIS/AEUR into ARDR via the Coin Exchange, they were unable to do so as this transaction requires ARDR to execute.

In response, Jelurida created a faucet account whereby if you send 10 IGNIS tokens to the listed address you will receive 4 ARDR tokens or 2 AEUR tokens for 4 ARDR. The transactions will take a day or so to propagate but with this account, Jelurida has given users a simple way of acquiring ARDR if you only have either IGNIS or AEUR tokens in your local Ardor wallet.

Lior Yaffe wrote:

As a temporary solution to enable users to exchange child chain coins to Ardor even if they do not already own ARDR, Jelurida has setup a faucet account ARDOR-VEUQ-JZN2-22T9-4QKWV
Send 10 IGNIS to this account to receive back 4 ARDR
Send 2 AEUR to receive 4 ARDR

* Might be updated in case exchange rates change significantly
** Exchanges will be performed within 24 hours
*** Don’t send any other amounts or tokens to this account

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  • Exchange Campaigns

The Problems are Centralized Exchanges – the Solution is Ardor

The irony of the blockchain ecosystem is that in a world built on the principle of trusting no one, we (still) live in a world where we need to trust third-party exchanges with converting our currencies.

Ardor is a welcome change as the platform has an excellent decentralized coin exchange built into the client. Pegged child chains, like AEUR, are the future! And almost TWO MONTHS after the launch of Ardor, exchanges like Poloniex and HitBTC has still not enabled ARDR and IGNIS depositing, trading and withdrawal. There is a better way!

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  • Jelurida’s Commitment

However, no one would expect traders to magically shift from centralized exchanges overnight.

Last week we covered how Jelurida will spend 100K Euros for getting ARDR / IGNIS listed on more exchanges and revisit exchanges that support NXT and ask if they can also enable trading for ARDR and IGNIS:

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.

The ANG, as well as the community, applauded this step, and Elizabeth (ANG) immediately pushed a community created list of exchanges that can be targeted for listings of NXT / ARDR / IGNIS.

Elizabeth
Here is a spreadsheet called Exchanges. 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

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  • Jelurida has applied for listing on Binance

After the community of Nxters took action last week and raised $100K in less than 12 hours to back an application of getting ARDR on the Binance exchange, the application form was filled and submitted by Jelurida. Take notice that submitting an application does NOT mean that ARDR will be automatically listed on Binance. The crowdfunding means that applying for the Community Coin is canceled.

Kristina wrote:

Hi, everyone, following the community’s persistent request and the recent ANG initiative, Jelurida has applied for listing of Ardor on Binance.

Elizabeth, the director of the ANG, wrote:

After a successful community fund raiser sponsored by the Ardor / Nxt Group, Jelurida has applied to list Ardor on Binance Exchange.

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

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  • Buy/Sell CtC Using Euro Pegged AEUR Tokens

We highlighted CtC on our Twitter profile earlier. This platform looks to become a token with which fiat currency and other cryptocurrencies can be exchanged for a universal CtC token. Last week they announced that you can already use your AEUR tokens to buy and sell CtC tokens!

Whitepaper and more Information.

CtC has asset ID 6066975351926729052.

Stay tuned as Nxter Magazine will look further into the CtC platform and the people behind it in the very near future.

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  • Bitswift Child Chain Update

Bitswift updated the community about mining for CASH, their digital on / off chain currency which highlights one of the company’s income models and is part of their basic income initiative.

They wrote:

You mine for CASH and you can secure your CASH into the Bitswift blockchain. CASH is an on / off chain digital currency. You can top up on CASH or Bitswift using Flexepin in this platform making it a convenient gateway from CAD -> Crypto.

This is part of our basic income platform. This platform provides the first example business use cases for our blockchain. We will be building 3 good business examples for our blockchian and showcasing them on our blockchains site when it is completed so that other businesses can use our examples as models for what they may accomplish with their apps on our chain.

Working on account sign up and verification pages along with integration with Flexepin api. Hopefully we can have this out the door within a month or so.

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/

Bitswift has also opened a telegram chat for anyone who likes to hang out on telegram instead of slack. Link to join.

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  • Action Coin Presale Ends

Last week the final round of the Action Coin presale ended. This new blockchain, based on Nxt, is about to go public, on March 1st, and already has some nodes up and running.  On March 1st NXT holders will be able to log in to the Action wallet to access the ACTN that was airdropped to them earlier this month.

They wrote:

TheAction Coin Platform now represents more than 650,000 users (including over 8,000 businesses) from more than 200 countries and territories.  We have 127 Brand Ambassadors representing our project in more than 50 countries.  Our Brand Ambassadors have in-depth, local knowledge of the Action Coin Platform, and they’re often found hanging out on the help desk and social networks.  We are way ahead of our original growth projections and now fully expect Action Coin to be one of the most widely held digital tokens on the planet, following our token distribution event.

Source

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  • Lele Airdrop

The Lele Project announced last week that the upcoming airdrop will occur on February 28th with a 10 IGNIS : 1 LELE token airdrop rate. IGNIS tokens stored in your ARDR wallet are automatically counted towards this airdrop. A list of support third-party exchanges will be announced ahead of time. Note that Lele is not endorsed by Jelurida.

Visit their website

Important Read Airdrop from Clones – How to Act

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  • Ardor Intro Video

Community member, Anton, has been fine-tuning a short and awesome video presentation of Ardor. This flashy intro video highlights the main selling points of Ardor and why it is such an excellent blockchain.

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MEETUPS

 

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

In Barcelona, on March 2nd Lior Yaffe will be the guest of the Ardor Nxt Blockchain Meetup. He will speak at length about the history of Nxt and how Nxt and Ardor continue to pioneer and lead the industry in implementing blockchain solutions. At the end of the section, Lior will answer questions from the community!

https://www.meetup.com/es-ES/Ardor-Nxt-Barcelona/events/248127223/?

They wrote:

This is a great opportunity to meet Lior, and learn more about the history of the Nxt blockchain, the first new blockchain after Bitcoin, and Ardor, the first working Blockchain-as-a-service model. Nxt and Ardor are pioneer technologies in their field setting standards in the blockchain sector.

This event will really be a must for anyone who is truly interested in using or knowing better the blockchain technology. It is also mandatory for those developers that are looking for a solid technology. Ardor and Nxt are built in Java and are easy to implement with its out-of-the-box features.

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  • NFEA Autonomy Conference + Ardor/Ignis Workshop on March 20-22

At the upcoming NFEA Autonomy Conference in Norway, there will be hands-on Ardor/Nxt workshops and a hackathon for developers. Bring your own laptop.

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

March 20:  16:45-18:00 Geir Hovland, University of Agder: Introduction to Blockchain Technologies and Practical Exercise using the NXT API (bring your own laptop)

March 21: 10:30 Lior Yaffe, Jelurida B.V: State-of-the-art within blockchain technology

March 22, Ardor Hackaton, Scandic Bystranda Hotel, Kristiansand, Norway
Go to the Registration Site for the hackaton. This event is sponsored by SFI Offshore Mechatronics and is free for the participants, but the number of seats is limited to 50.

Riker –  Developers are invited for the March 22nd hackaton https://sfi.mechatronics.no/?p=1428

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:

 

 

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

Thursday, Mar 1, 2018, 6:00 PM

Mobile World Center
C/ Fontanella 2, 08002 Barcelona Barcelona, ES

152 Members Attending

• 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 …

Check out this Meetup →

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  • Triffic – Preparing the ICO

The Triffic team announced that they have a new senior advisor for their upcoming ICO, a senior member of the American financial services company JP Morgan Chase.

coinerz wrote:

BIG NEWS REGARDING THE FORTHCOMING ICO!

Joseph Nehorai, the Managing Director of JP Morgan Chase has joined the project as a senior advisor, with a view of taking an equity stake in the company.

“Triffic is one of the very few ICO projects that actually withstands close scrutiny. I love the self-sustaining business model and have full confidence that the management team can scale the business into something truly global. I’m excited about this one.”

For those new to our Nxter Newsly’s, here is a word about Triffic from Reddit:

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

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

Triffic takes the loyalty rewards systems that are commonly associated with air travel and successfully applies them to create an ecosystem which easily connects local businesses to new clientele whilst allowing app users to get rewarded by simply going about their day-to-day lives.

The Triffic app lets businesses:

  • Create loyalty reward vouchers that offer discounts for their products and services.
  • Automatically promote their services to anybody within a defined radius of their business premises. • Redeem and track vouchers and measure the effectiveness of their campaigns.

The Triffic app lets users:

  • Find directions for where they want to go.
  • Get real-time traffic-reports.
  • Book hotels and taxis.
  • Earn GPS Token loyalty points.
  • Collect vouchers and rewards from participating companies.
  • Exchange GPS Tokens for physical products.
  • Sell items with ease.

Because we plan to make use of Blockchain technology, all data is safe, secure and fully transparent.

The Triffic business model is compelling for many reasons:

  • It has many different revenue streams, including ones that do not rely on app users paying directly.
  • The demographic make-up of potential app users is incredibly wide. Anybody that travels by foot or by car is our target market.
  • The business is universal. Everybody needs directions at some point.
  • It is infinitely scalable. Because our app is map-based, we can operate in every single country in the world.
  • Our business model is both international and yet works on a local level, meaning that our blockchain-based GPS Tokens have a much larger chance of user acceptance then most blockchain projects.

IN SHORT, TRIFFIC MAKE TRAFFIC, TERRIFIC!

More information

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  • Frasindo Crowdsale

The Frasindo crowdsale is ongoing, with Round 3 opening last week. This Indonesian project’s token will be launched as an Ignis asset. The crowdsale will end in April 2018.

They wrote:

Crowdsale Round2 Close, Round3 OPEN. Please support new project build on Ignis. Legalities= frasindo.com/resources

Group Chat
https://t.me/FRASINDO

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.

How to buy Frasindo

Bounty Questions

More info

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  • Janus – Status Update

Last week the Janus group told us that JNSHash will launch in April.

They also announced that the processing of C-CEX claims, for those who did not upgrade to Ardor, has ended after scammers bombarded the team and abused their generosity.

We hope that all Janus token holders have been following the Janus channels or Nxter.org, so that they know what’s going on with Janus as well as KREDS.

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

Janus asset ID on the ARDOR platform: 4348103880042995903

KREDS

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

crowne
Anyone have their masternode setup on the vps?

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1W0QHjYITciR4Osywwmr6l-ruyFmmSTvDfbnuiicjJRY/edit

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  • SHR –  Future Asset of the Nxt Network

SHR will be a future Nxt based token, created with the NXT Blockchain Creation Kit.

Per the terms of the JPL, they will have an SHR Airdrop to NXT holders on August 1st, 2018.

They currently have an ongoing Pre-ICO with SHR tokens being offered at a discount. The SHR chain is a distributed identity, reputation and transactional platform for the Sharing and Collaborative Economy (SCE) sector.

They wrote:

We need to honor the JPL (Jelurida Public License), which requires for 10% of the initial SHR tokens to be distributed to NXT stakeholders. We are very happy to honour this airdrop (which will be on 1st of August 2018) and before the official snapshot we would like to offer the community the opportunity to join us as very early supporters.

In order to say thank you for the early support in our project we are offering 1% of our tokens in this pre-ICO, with the particularity of being offered at a huge discount.

—  SHR Pre-ICO:  15.02.2018 to 15.03.2018

Total tokens to be distributed 10,000,000 SHR

  • 15.06.2018 to 21.06.2018: 2,500,000 SHR available at 1 SHR = 0.10 NXT
  • 22.06.2018 to 28.06.2018: 2,500,000 SHR available at 1 SHR = 0.20 NXT
  • 01.07.2018 to 07.07.2018: 2,500,000 SHR available at 1 SHR = 0.30 NXT
  • 08.07.2018 to 14.07.2018: 2,500,000 SHR available at 1 SHR = 0.40 NXT
  • 15.07.2018 to 15.07.2018: SHR Left available at 1 SHR = 0.50 NXT

SHR ICO 01.10.2018 to 31.10.2018

The SHR Airdrop to NXT holders will be distributed on: 01.12.2018

HOW DO I GET SHR?

SHR will be available on the NXT blockchain [MS currency] as a non exchangeable COIN.

Currency ID: 18377284845091566145
Currency CODE: SHRPI

SHR chain is a distributed identity, reputation and transactional platform for the Sharing and Collaborative Economy (SCE) sector.

More info

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DEVELOPMENT

  • Weekly Reminder

Forging and bunding transactions on the Nxt/Ardor network will earn you tokens for processing transactions and securing the network. The Proof-of-Stake (PoS) architecture behind Nxt and Ardor is so energy efficient that full nodes can be solar powered and run on Raspberry Pi rigs, while doing so, as opposed to Bitcoin mining rigs and farms!

This weekly reminder is a conversation that a community member had with Lior Yaffe, the core dev of Jelurida, about whether forging or bundling needs more power.

The answer, in short, is that both can easily be done on an Android phone, but it is better to have a dedicated PC or Linux running VPS node doing your forging/bundling as factors like bandwidth, storage, and battery life can factor in if running these on your phone. Android devices are best used to run a light-client, which precludes any forging and bundling.

Ardorbaby (Korean blogger) –

Which need more computing power, Forger or Bundler?
If bundler needs less computing power, could it be possible to developing Android wallet enabling bundling on smartphone?

PC market is getting smaller, but smartphone’s getting bigger. And the smartphone performance is increasing incrediblely. This is the wave we cannot avoid. This is why im curious about bundling or forging could be done on mobile environment.

riker –

Both forging and bundling does not require a lot of computing power and can easily run on modern Android phones.

More limiting factors are storage, network bandwidth and battery life. I still think that a €10/Month Linux VPS node running 24×7 is a better forging device and that mobile devices are better suited for wallet and light client applications.

Ardorbaby (Korean blogger) –

Thank u Lior, I thought the forger might need much storage because they need to sustain blockchain. But how about bundler? Does it also need much storage?

martis – both, forger and bundler, must run full node. These two do not work in lite client.

Read more:

Cryptocompare – How to mine Nxt

Nxter.org – How to setup a Nxt node on a Raspberry Pi2

Reddit – Complete Guide to Forging with a Raspberry Pi Computer

Thewiring – .com/2017/05/19/ardor-fees-child-chain-fees-bundlers-forgers-lets-clarify/

Nxtwiki.org – Bundling

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NXT IN THE MEDIA

  • Lior Yaffe in Medium – Ardor Child Chain Listing Process Explained

Lior Yaffe wrote about the process for getting a child chain added on Ardor. Businesses apply and if successfully vetted and have a good use case Jelurida will need 4-6 weeks to successfully create child chain and the hard fork needed. Jelurida will ensure that the child chain works to the agreed specifications but will not help get the child chain listed on third-party exchanges.

Lior wrote:

You can apply for a child chain by sending an email to info@jelurida.com, we may introduce a more structured application process in the future but for now this will do. Explain your high level use case and who you are.

Once your “application” is processed and your use case is discussed, we will require you to sign the following documents with Jelurida:

  1. Standard NDA
  2. Child Chain Agreement – detailing each side liabilities and commitments. We will check and understand what you are doing, provide guidance and warn against possible pitfalls.
  3. Commercial Agreement – detailing the payment we charge for child chain creation, any child chain specific features and the services and support around it.

These documents represent confidential commercial information.

However, Jelurida or individual members of its team will not:

  1. Get listed as advisers in your Whitepaper
  2. Promise to get your child chain token listed on exchanges other than the Ardor internal coin exchange
  3. Receive your new child chain token as a payment

Feel free to post questions and comments in response to this article.

Source

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  • Lior Yaffe in Medium – Corrected Summary of Notable Blockchain Projects Table

Last week Lior updated a summary table of notable blockchain projects. He also mocks the ridiculous claims many projects make when they allege that their project will be better than other projects without even having their code published on a testnet. A point he makes, again and again, is that the success or failure of a token will be determined by the development team behind the project and whether or not they have the technological prowess needed to make their vision a reality.

He wrote:

As a side note, I always find it fun when projects that did not even publish their code on testnet make ridiculous claims about how they are better than other projects. And indeed this Whitepaper contains a lot of interesting (and absurd) claims like “capable of handling millions of transactions per second if necessary” and ideas like “2.1.17. Correcting invalid shardchain blocks.”

Yeah right, good luck correcting invalid blocks while at the same time propagating millions of new transactions per second to a distributed network of nodes.

Source

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  • Steemit – Can Ardor Challenge Ethereum?

Steemit wrote about Ardor challenging Ethereum in the Blockchain-as-a-Service (BaaS) world. A great feature of Ardor is that its codebase is Java, a standard industry programming language. Ethereum, in contrast, has their unique (and hard to use) Solidarity language – meaning the barrier to entry is much higher using Ethereum if you are a business.

They wrote:

Another strong argument in favor of Ardor is that it is built on the industry standard programming language Java, as opposed to the obscure and hard to use Solidity required for Ethereum developing. Java is a preferred language by many seasoned programmers, and for this reason innovative dapp production may favour Ardor over Ethereum in the future.
– Secondly, Ardor is designed for the corporate environment, because it uses proof-of stake, as opposed to proof-of-work. As Yaffe explains.

Source

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  • Reddit – The Moving Train of Chains

This article highlights how ARDR was listed on the Bitplace exchange recently

INVESTING IN CHAINS TO MAKE BIGGER TRAINS

The Cryptoland, with its numerous actors and features, has witnessed series of developments, progresses and transformations. New ideas are pouring down like a heavy downpour, the syringe of funds are being injected into the system and the results are predictable and much bigger, especially in the case of Jelurida.

Just last week, Ardor, one of the coin children of Jelurida was accepted wholeheartedly by Bitplace Exchange. The news could have ordinarily been ignored on the basis of rumours which spread faster than the aroma of a nice dish in a nearby kitchen. But when it was made official on the Bitplace website (bitplace.exchange), the rumours gradually graduated into becoming a fact. Thereby validating Jelurida’s commitment to moving the cryptospace to a greater level through a moving train of chains, which is beneficial to all.

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Source

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PRICE EVOLUTION

  • Weekly NXT/ARDR/IGNIS Price Evolution

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

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

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

 

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And that is all for this week, Nxters.

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

October 2017 (I)

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

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

NXT COMMUNITY

NXT AE

NXT IN THE MEDIA

PRICE EVOLUTION

 

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


NXT COMMUNITY

  • IGNIS ICO

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

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

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

Source




Live stats from the Nxt Blockchain

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  • Jelurida – Barcelona is next

Riker –

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

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

More info

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  • Ardor vs. the Competition

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

You can find the previous posts here:

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

Ardor vs. the Competition, Pt. 3: IOTA

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  • Lior Yaffe – About Nxt/Ardor

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

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

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

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  • Blockchain: Making It More Than Just a Trend

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

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

A panel of experienced blockchain specialists will discuss:

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

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

-Public vs Private Blockchain Use

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

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

Source

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NXT AE

  • Janus – Status Update

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

In Bjorn’s words:

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

Business site update

Janus’ lead developer, Lobos, updates us:

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

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

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

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

Side business: JNSHash Mining

Last week the Janus team posted a video on Youtube…

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

Introducing: JNSHash Mining

Join the “Janus Token” YouTube Channel

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

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  • Adel – Status Update

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

Gabriel speaks:

Moreover, TheWireMaster wrote this week about Adel.

Follow Adel In Medium

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

 

More info

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  • Bitswift – Status Update

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

In their words:

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

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

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

 

Source

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  • DeBuNe – ERC20 Token Swap

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

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

In Roberto Capodieci’s own words:

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

Some are practical:

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

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

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

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

UPDATE:

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

Today he writes:

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

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

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

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

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

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

(…)

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

R

HOW TO CLAIM YOUR ERC20 DeBuNe tokens

Roberto writes:

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

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

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

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

 

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NXT IN THE MEDIA

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

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

Lessons learned

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

The NXT Blockchain has an elegant solution for these two problems

Source

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

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

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

Source

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  • Lior Yaffe in Medium – POS vs POW Revisited

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

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

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

 

Source

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  • Investing – NXT and Ardor: The Future of Cryptocurrencies

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

They wrote:

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

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

Source

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  • Vachev – “NXT алтернативата на Bitcoin и Ethereum”

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

Source

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  • Btc38 – Ardor Challenges the Future

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

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

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

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  • Chinese Nxter Magazine – update

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

Nxt PoS

Nxt Transparent Forging

Alias System

Arbitrary Messages

Marketplace

Asset Exchange

Asset Exchange Tutorial

Monetary System

Proof of Existence

Voting

Shuffling:

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

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

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

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  • Due – 101 Top Blockchain Companies

Ardor is recognized as one of the top blockchain companies…

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

Source

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PRICE EVOLUTION

  • TradingView – Ardor a Truly Bullish Graph

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

Source

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  • TradingView – Ardor Breakout Big Release

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

Source

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  • TradingView – NXT Trading Opportunity

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

Source

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

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

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  • Steemit – Ardor Buy Alert

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

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

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  • Weekly NXT/ARDR Price Evolution

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

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

Live stats from the Nxt Blockchain Asset Exchange:

 

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

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

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

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Janus breaks the silence

bjorn_bb:

You will want to keep an eye on both the thread and primary Janus twitter account over the next 12-24 hours. It’s not something any JNS holder or future coin holder should miss. Some of you already know when Luis and I are quiet we are busy and although it’s not fully complete it’s at the point where we can show the beginning of it.

Our developers are still working on 2 sites one of which is Trademimic.com. This is something we’ve always wanted to start but did not have the partners in the industry until we reached out to them in July. This new business although young has great potential and is the reason for my absence and silence recently.

Video and pics will be part of it and Luis has added some personal touch to showcasing the announcement. Don’t miss it everyone  CoolCool

Join the other 3,100 users in the #Janusproject slack for more current week to week information in the future.

Source: https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=1677509.msg22257057#msg22257057

bjorn adds, on nxtchat.slack #janustoken:

Thank you everyone in advance for your patience.

Some of you already know when Luis and I are quiet we are busy and although it’s not fully complete it’s at the point where we can show the beginning of it. Our developers are still working on 2 sites one of which is Trademimic, this is something we’ve always wanted to start but did not have the partners in the industry until I reached out to them in July.

This new business although young has great potential and is the reason for my absence and silence for these months. Video and pics will be part of it and @ascendus (Luis) has added some personal touch to showcasing the announcement.

Keep in mind this is only the beginning but we feel its easier to show you so you can see how big it will grow in the next 2 months. I have confirmation from 2 partners and deals struck with building lease manager to expand, anyway thats all, you will just have to be here and on twitter/bitcointalk so it makes sense.

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

September 2017 (IV)

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

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

NXT COMMUNITY

NXT AE

NXT IN THE MEDIA

PRICE EVOLUTION

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


NXT COMMUNITY

  • IGNIS ICO

The IGNIS ICO is well into its second month now.

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

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

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

Riker says:

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

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

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  • Chinese Community

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

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

Baijing meetup yesterday with 40 attendees
Beijing meetup with 40 attendees

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

  • China Video Diary #1

Riker documents his Chinese adventure

Jelurida 公司高级开发人员Lior Yaffe 的中国之行。 🙂

  • China Video Diary #2  

Updates from beautiful Shanghai

  • China Shanghai Meetup

The Ardor Shanghai Meetup

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

  • Nxter Magazine enables Chinese section

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

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

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  • The Chinese Ban – withdraw to a wallet

Speaking of Btc38…

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

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

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

fz1128 writes:

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

This is btc38 cold wallet, not much NXT anymore

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

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

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

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

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

Maybe this is why coinmarketcap sees green.

Source

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  • Telegram – Ardor Chinese Group

See title; hooray for growth and community inclusion!

But WeChat? NXT QQ?

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

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

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

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

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

Here is our (non-exhaustive) list:

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NXT AE

  • Adel – Status Update

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

In their own words:

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

 

More video interviews about Adel:

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

Adel in the Media:

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

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

Upcoming Events

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

Follow Adel In Medium

 

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  • Bitswift – Status Update

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

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

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

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

bitswiftbro: If you do Facebook, please like and share

 

More Info

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  • Janus – Status Update

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

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

Withdraw your balance from ETCBets!

 

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NXT IN THE MEDIA

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Nxt, the Blockchain App

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

Source

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  • Is the Blockchain Going to Kill Most Middleware Solutions?

A hypothetical piece about the tremendous disruptive potential the blockchain.

 

Source

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  • The Wiring – NXT vs Ardor: Investor Perspective

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

Source

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  • MrCluster87 – Ardor 2.0.3e Blockchain Platform Tutorial

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

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PRICE EVOLUTION

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

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

Source

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  • TradingView – LONG NXT Buy Signal

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

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  • TradingView – ARDR/BTC

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

Source

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  • Finanzen.net –  US Dollar-NXT

Source

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  • Weekly NXT/ARDR Price Evolution

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

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

Live stats from the Nxt Blockchain Asset Exchange:

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

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

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

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

Sign up for Nxt and Ardor email news here: https://nxter.org/newsletters

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

September 2017 (II)

 

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

NXT COMMUNITY

NXT AE

DEVELOPMENT

NXT IN THE MEDIA

PRICE EVOLUTION

 

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


NXT COMMUNITY

  • IGNIS ICO

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

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

Kristina from Jelurida promotes the ICO:

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

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

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

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  • Submit Your ArdorPlatform.org Revamp Proposals

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

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

Travin outlines the requests and submission formats below:

Website Details

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

Content Requirements

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

Proposal Content

In your proposal, please include:

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

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

Proposals should be sent to travin@nxtfoundation.io.

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

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

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  • ICO-trackers.com – IGNIS ICO Mentioned

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

They write:

“IGNIS: Interchain solution.

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

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

Go and check the website! ”

Source

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

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

Megalodon writes:

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

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


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

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

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

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

Goodbye… Megalodon going into extinction the second time.

Source

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  • Ardor vs. the Competition

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

Segfaultsteve introduces the series:

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

Ardor vs. the Competition, Pt. 1: Lisk

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  • Chinese Community – Nxters are Organizing a Meetup in Shanghai

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

  • Nxt Voting System 

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

 

  • Lior Yaffe will be there

Hooray!

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  • Capodieci – NxtWiki Hosting Migration

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

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

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

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NXT AE

  • Janus – Status Update

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

Janus announced:

Bjorn further informs the community:

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

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

Expect the unexpected though, expect changes.

Withdraw your balance from ETCBets!

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

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  • Adel – Status Update

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

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

New event confirmed where Adel would be presented.

Follow Adel In Medium

 

More info

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  • Bitswift – Status Update

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

 

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DEVELOPMENT

  • NRS Update – Version 1.11.9

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

Changes are as follows:

Change log:

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

Other minor bugfixes.

Updated Android client app

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

Download the Client

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  • Weekly Reminder – Scam Alert

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

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

Riker reminds us:

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

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

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NXT IN THE MEDIA

  • Lior Yaffe in Medium – Thoughts about Blockchain Development

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

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  • Lior Yaffe in Medium – Using Nxt as Crowdfunding Platform

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

Summary

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

Source

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

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

He explains:

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

Source

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  • Lior Yaffe in Medium – Blockchain Based Voting

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

In this article, Lior explains blockchain distributed platform voting.

Source

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  • Lior Yaffe in Medium – Blockchain and Digital Signatures

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

He writes:

 

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

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

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

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

Source

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

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

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

Source

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

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

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

Source

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

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

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PRICE EVOLUTION

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

Source

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

Follow the Thread

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

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

The key to success in this game is patience.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  • TradingView – NXT Q4 Technical Analysis

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

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

Source

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  • Weekly NXT/ARDR Price Evolution

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

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

 

Live stats from the Nxt Blockchain Asset Exchange:

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And that is all for this week, Nxters.

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

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Nxt News – September 2017 (I): Dreams and Dedication are a Powerful Combination

September 2017 (I)

 

Welcome again, fellow Nxters! September is here and summer is ramping down, but we are not ramping down our coverage of the world of blockchain news. Last week Round 2 of the IGNIS ICO ended; Janus and Adel were busy, a new crypto site launched, Ardor looks for revamp proposals and much more.

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

 

NXT COMMUNITY

NXT AE

DEVELOPMENT

NXT IN THE MEDIA

PRICE EVOLUTION

 

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


NXT COMMUNITY

  • IGNIS ICO 

Round 2 of the IGNIS ICO ended on Thursday. Another Round, another successful batch of Jelurida tokens purchased. 80 M tokens sold out and more money was raised by Jelurida to continue active development and support of the Nxt and Ardor ecosystem for many years to come. Jelurida reached Level 3 of their funding goals. Detailed coverage can be found in our media section and latest ICO Report 5.

IGNIS ICO Report 5

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

Live stats:

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  • NxtFoundation – Submit your ArdorPlatform.org Revamp Proposals

Attention Nxter community – we need your help! The ArdorPlatform website is accepting proposals on how to improve. Marketing guru Travin writes:

Over the past few months, I’ve received multiple messages of people interested in working on the ArdorPlatform website, usually after criticizing me about the quality of the website that I built, with which I usually joined in since the site has been much of a pain for me, both with my head and my hands, and one that I admit could and should be done a lot better. However, all of them ended up not proceeding with a proposal for various reasons.

I have decided to open things up now publicly for proposals to improve the ArdorPlatform.org website as well as the budget requested for them.

Proposals must include website development, website design, and content creation (I can help with this).

Please don’t send proposals that involve just suggesting what I should do if you’re unable to handle all three, but feel free to find others to collaborate with and submit a joint proposal. Hosting, however, will still be provided by the Nxt Foundation until further notice.

Proposal Content

  • In your proposal, please include:
  • Budget request in EUR (payable in crypto) and time frame
  • Portfolio of previous work
  • Team information and respective backgrounds
  • Rough drafts (can be sketched) of page layouts

Content Requirements:

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

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

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

Source
More Info

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  • Coin Berries – Featured Ardor and Nxt

A new website launched that aims to concisely summarize cryptocurrencies. They featured Ardor and Nxt and we are appreciative of the coverage.

In their own words:

Hey guys,

My brother and I just launched a new website, CoinBerries.com, to help people learn about many of the top cryptocurrencies by providing concise and (hopefully) accurate descriptions for each coin. Right now, the process of learning about new cryptocurrencies is time intensive and typically involves going to multiple sources (e.g., company website, news sources, reddit pages) to get a clearer idea of exactly what each coin does.

Source

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  • Russian Community – How to Participate in Ignis snapshot and Explanations about Nxt and Ardor

The Russian community has a Telegram channel which covers the latest news. They provide interesting insite and comprehensive Russian language coverage. If you want to join, click here.

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NXT AE

  • Janus – Status Update

Janus was quiet for much of August but last week they discussed profit sharing, roadmap and mentioned the launch of version two of the Moneypot wallet.

In their own words:

September Dividend

Hi  Janus community,

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

You can find a list of all dividends which have been paid here: https://nxter.org/janus

Withdraw your balance from ETCBets!

How come? The day before the Janus Team tweeted: “If the ETC community would like to take over ETCBets.complease follow and dm us with proposals”.

Roadmap and Trademimic.com

Bjorn updated about the most recent and future events here.

Ascendus summarised last week:

Some side projects before trademimic.com goes live potentially to help with divs soon, but I´ll leave that to bjorn.

Information about Janus Team’s social fintech/trading site, trademimic.com, can be found here.

 

 

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  • MoneypotWallet v2  launch

In the first newsletter of the year, we introduced Moneypot.

Moneypot is the cryptocurrency casino suite and web wallet which also powers BetterBets.io.

Rubies was created to give people a new way of betting and give players, investors, and speculators the opportunity to be a part of a community of digital currency enthusiasts. The swap from Rubies to R2B2, an asset on the Nxt blockchain, was announced in December last year.

Besides becoming a bettable currency on all Moneypot v2 app sites, according to its creators, the R2B2 asset will be paying monthly dividends.

Dogedigital, moneypot.com admin, writes:

R2B2 will be eligible for the dividends created from the house bankroll.

When you are holding R2B2 on your NXT wallet or Moneypot NXT wallet, you will be able to automatically receive dividend payments from the income generated from the community bankroll while having the guarantee of being able to exchange your R2B2 for 1000 satoshi minimum.

Moneypot v2 should have been launched on September 2nd last week, but at the time of writing the latest update to their thread on bitcointalk reads:

Tackling some issues with OAuth.  Planning to get V2 up immediately after.

We will, of course, follow the project with great interest, as NXT and R2B2 will be the first altcoins supported.

 

 

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  • Adel – Status Update

A new week brings more Adel updates.

Co-founder Gabriel Dusil spoke with Neocash Radio, and updates on bounties.

Adel’s bounty program is based on services that will help fuel its ecosystem and attract new members. At the moment, these services include quality content and well produced materials such as:

A) Video promotions:
▲ Review of our website
▲ A review of our motion graphics videos
▲ Review of our white papers
▲ Review of our projects
▲ Independent personal review of the Adel philosophy and ecosystem
▲ Discuss blockchain incubation in a community environment
▲ etc.

B) Articles or opinion pieces.
This can be an independent or collaborative effort with Adel, and can include topics such as:
▲ Startup incubation
▲ Community-based ecosystems
▲ Blockchain innovation
▲ Fintech, Healthcare, IoT, ICT or eGovernment projects
▲ Crowd/angel/VC investments

C) Blog posts with prominent bloggers and vloggers, and well respected blockchain community members who have reach to a wide audience.
The main target audience include those who haven’t yet heard of Adel, new crypto or mainstream investors who would be interested in becoming an Adel member.

Please contact us at adel@adelphoi.io, if you are interested in offering one of these services, or you have a different and unique idea worth presenting. We are happy to discuss a suitable bounty reward.

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

Adel mentioned in Medium – 15 Blockchain & Bitcoin-Focused Startup Incubators Bringing Together Cryptography, Software, and Technology

More info

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  • Bitswift – Status Update

Added a new distributor to our portfolio today, Synnex Canada. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Synnex Our shop will search for products across all of our connected distributors and ship from the one that is offering the best prices

REMEMBER: the Bitswift token swap is still ongoing. Manual claiming instructions included on bitswift.press.

 

 

 

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  • StocksExchange – New Dividends

Last June we introduced Stock Exchange and last week another dividend distribution of this asset was issued.

 

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DEVELOPMENT

  • Nxt Blockchain Creation Kit Video

This video explains, in an easy to follow manner the basics of the Nxt Blockchain Creation Kit launched two weeks ago Jelurida. This kit is designed to allow for new developers to learn and create useful functionality for the Nxt platform.

In their own words:

“The Blockchain Creation Kit combined with the JPL aligns the incentives of core developers and third party developers which has always been a challenge in the blockchain industry, while at the same time, maintaining the open source spirit of the project.”

To start a new blockchain project using the Nxt Blockchain Creation Kit, follow the instructions in the README.md file @ https://bitbucket.org/Jelurida/nxt-clone-starter/overview.

Also read below: Lior Yaffe in Medium – Nxt Blockchain Creation Kit

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  • Weekly Reminder – What The JLRDA ICO Means To NXT

I’m sure no one needs a reminder about the progress of Jelurida’s crowdsale.

First round of 60M JLRDA at 0.40 NXT sold out, 24M NXT were collected and fully converted to 676.71 BTC (approx. €2.5 M). Second round of 80M JLRDA at 0.55 NXT sold out, 44M NXT were collected and are being converted to BTC.

YES, there is interest in Ignis and Ardor. What this means for NXT though, seems to be easily forgotten. So, allow us, in this Weekly Reminder, to just take a look at Jelurida’s roadmap again:

Level 2 – €2 million to €5 million

• Nxt blockchain maintenance for at least 3 years after the IGNIS crowdsale
• Porting of features to Nxt where possible and not depending on the parent-child architecture.

Level 3 – €5 million to €10 million

• Support for existing community tools and services
• Further development and attention on the UI of the core wallets, including mobile versions

And that’s where we’re currently at, fellow Nxters.

Source

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NXT IN THE MEDIA

  • Lior Yaffe in Medium – Well that was Fast

Lior Yaffe also wrote about the results of Round 2 of the IGNIS ICO. The tokens sold out in record time, but do not worry as there are still three more Rounds left to participate in.

First 12 batches of 5M Ignis were sold for a total of 24M NXT the next 4 batches of 20M Ignis were sold for 44M NXT for a total of 68M NXT raised so far, which represent a value of more than 6M€ at current NXT market rate. There are still three more rounds to go, see https://www.jelurida.com/ico

So assuming on average that processing a block of 200+ transactions takes around 100ms. The whole 16 batches of the sale took no more than 1.6 seconds to complete making it so far the fastest crowd sale in history!

Source

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  • Revue-banque.fr – “… use cases of the blockchain”

Another spotlight on Nxt as a usecase for blockchain technology.

Last January we announced that BNP Paribas was experimenting with Nxt.

Later, an article was released about the continued efforts of BNP Paribas. And now, in a French interview with Groupe RB’s flagship journal, Revue Banque, BNP Paribas reveals that the project they call “Cash Without Borders”, and which uses a private fork of the Nxt blockchain, is running in production. BNP Paribas is an international banking group with headquarters in Paris, a presence in 75 countries, and serves more than 30 million customers between its retail banking networks in its four domestic markets, France, Belgium, Italy, and Luxembourg.

We implemented a blockchain that allowed us to be independent from the corresponding banks and the Swift network in the case of cross border cash transactions between clients of BNP Paribas. That was the Cash Without Borders project, which we executed with several corporate clients, and which was based on the Nxt protocol. These transactions were made using official currencies, without the intervention of a cryptocurrency.

We use the blockchain to register the transactions, to memorize them, to date them, and to share them within limited timeframes: while it takes 2 days – or even more – to complete a transfer via corresponding banks, we can complete it within 2 hours using the Cash Without Borders system (the step using the blockchain only takes a few seconds, and then we use other systems and processes). The clearing, settlement and reporting happen in real time and the main sources of error are eliminated.

French Nxt community member websioux comments:

The vocab he uses means it is in production. They say it does not involve any cryptocurrency but their private NXT is used to notarize transactions (of some of their corporate clients), so yes, it means production based on Nxt.

Furthermore, the interview casts a light on why NXT is chosen over, for example, Bitcoin and Bitcoin protocol-based blockchains, as well as the Ripple network.

Riker:

Thanks to Gabriel for creating the English translation of the BNP article http://www.revue-banque.fr/banque-investissement-marches-gestion-actifs/article/il-faut-deceler-les-cas-usage-les-plus-pertinen as you can see NXT is mentioned as being tested for mini bonds use case and being used in production for cross border money transfer.

BNP_Revue Banque Article_EN

Production usage of NXT by a bank even for a private chain provides great PR and trust in our technology.

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  • GTNEWS – 10 minutes with the Treasury: The Port of Rotterdam

GT News discusses Ardor as an example of the ideal scalable form of blockchain technology that is improving on the blockchain bloat problem.

“There is plenty of innovation surrounding blockchain systems that allows for more flexibility than previous models.”

Take, for example, Ardor, a new scalable form of blockchain technology making transactions faster. It is a blockchain-as-a-service platform that bypasses a lot of the common issues when creating a blockchain ecosystem as well as securing it with enough nodes. It uses features such as decentralised phasing, voting, and trading.”

Source

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  • COINIST – ARDOR VS ETHEREUM

Coinist wrote about how Ardor threatens to change the blockchain space by upending and maybe even replacing Ethereum as the premier child-chain based token.

To recap, NXT and Ardor offer a competitor to Ethereum with an easier to use interface. Users can create their own digital assets and launch their own ICO’s. They can also create their own digital currencies in minutes. Nxt and Ardor also come with a built-in online marketplace, built in messaging and many more features. It’s less customizable than Ethereum, but better built in terms of security and scalability. It’s backed by an experienced team. But Ethereum is still the 800 pound gorilla in the room, and we’ll have to see if Ardor succeeds where Nxt failed in marketing itself.

Source

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  • Wallet Weekly – Ardor Blockchain Platform: 5 Things Everyone Should Know

Wallet Weekly also wrote about Ardor and explained to their audience the significance and importance of the platform.

It is not a yet-another-blockchain platform, rather it is a blockchain-as-a-service offering with support for child chains… here are 5 things you should know about Ardor…

Ardor Blockchain Platform: 5 Things Everyone Should Know

Source

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  • BitcoinExchangeGuide – JLRDA Blockchain Services Ignis ICO Tokens Opportunity?

BitcoinExchangeGuide wrote about the IGNIS ICO and spoke with great praise of Nxt and Ardor. This is good news for the Nxt / Ardor / Ignis community as it raises our awareness in the Bitcoin / Proof of Work (PoW) community.

NXT was introduced after the introduction of Bitcoin and is designed to be much more than Bitcoin. NXT uses the blockchain not only for supporting the currency and to transfer the values between accounts, but also uses minimal hardware and uses minimum power.

Ever since its launching, NXT has achieved 100% uptime and never experienced any failure. The open source community, including independent experts from various backgrounds, has done the code review for NXT. NXT is developed in Java.

Jelurida

Source

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  • Coverage: The Nxt Blockchain Creation Kit

Lior Yaffe – Riker – wrote about the Blockchain Creation Kit. Where to obtain it, how you must agree to the JPL, and about how he is excited to encourage third party development of the Nxt ecosystem.

In his own words:

Introducing the Blockchain Creation Kit

In order to allow 3rd party developers to innovate using the Nxt technology while deploying their own feature set with their own token and at the same time contribute back to the Nxt ecosystem, Jelurida has introduced the “Nxt Blockchain Creation Kit” which is released under the Jelurida Public License.

Now anyone who wants to create a new blockchain with its genesis block and its own feature set can do so free of charge, the full Nxt source code is available for enhancement. The main condition is that 10% of the new blockchain tokens has to be proportionally distributed to the existing holders of the official Nxt blockchain token (NXT) based on their existing balances.

Projects using the kit will generate a new Genesis block based on a tool provided by Jelurida. Projects which comply with the Jelurida Public Licensewill be entitled to receive development support and free upgrades to new Nxt releases.

Other coverage of the release of this kit can be found below.

Coinjournal – Nxt launches blockchain creation kit

Allcoinsnews – Nxt enables blockchain creation using nxt blockchain base

Blockchain finance – Nxt enables blockchain creation using nxt blockchain base

Source

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PRICE EVOLUTION

  • Hacked: Hacking Finance – Trade Recommendation: NXT

Trade Recommendation: NXT

Source

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  • TradingView – NXT should have a nice run soon

Source

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  • TradingView – Ardor End of the Correction on the Horizion?

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

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

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Nxt News – August 2017 (V): All You Need is the Plan, the Roadmap, and the Courage to Press on to your Destination

August 2017 (V)

 

Welcome again, fellow Nxters! Summer continues and so does the Ignis ICO. Round 2 started late last week and runs through Thursday, August 31st. Jelurida had a popular AMA and announced that they are funded for at least the next few years after Round 1, and more eventful news. You are in the right place for comprehensive coverage of all things Nxt / Ardor / Ignis.

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

 

NXT COMMUNITY

NXT AE

DEVELOPMENT

NXT IN THE MEDIA

PRICE EVOLUTION

 

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


NXT COMMUNITY

  • IGNIS ICO – Second round

Last week, the second round of the IGNIS ICO began. Do not worry, there is still Tuesday and Thursday of this to participate, more details below. Jelurida also announced a new partnership with a PR firm and a financial advisory firm in order to grow awareness of the ICO and the brand that is Nxt / Ardor / Ignis. The more attention that the ICO gets, the better for everyone involved.

The second round of the crowd sale is divided into 4 offers of 20 M JLRDA each, all priced at 1 JLRDA for 0.55 NXT. These will be released according to the following time schedule:

Sat, Aug 26th between 06:45 – 07:15 UTC
Sun, Aug 27th between 18:45 – 19:15 UTC
Tue, Aug 29th between 06:45 – 07:15 UTC
Thu, Aug 31st between 18:45 – 19:15 UTC

The exact time within each 30-minute interval is decided randomly. Due to very high demand, it is best to schedule your JLRDA purchase ahead of time on the blockchain. Remember, you can schedule a transaction up to 24 hours before a deadline. In the likely case that there are more orders than available supply, a lottery algorithm will be used to randomly select the advanced orders that get processed.

For more in-depth analysis of the ongoing ICO, please follow our ICO reports that exclusively cover it.

Interesting conversation between Riker and Martis regarding getting your scheduled transaction in the blockchain:

martis [12:10 PM] @riker “The Jelurida sell offer will be submitted with a fee of 5 NXT. If more transactions than what can fit in a single block are submitted with higher fee, the Jelurida transaction will be postponed to the next block, and none of these high fee transactions will match it. “If Jelurida offer will go to the next block, will scheduled transactions be executed or will they be canceled?

riker [12:13 PM] Scheduled transaction are broadcast as unconfirmed transactions therefore anything that applies to unconfirmed transaction applied to scheduled transactions. Once broadcast the scheduled transaction will be ordered according to the standard ordering so surely not cancelled.

martis [12:17 PM] But if my scheduled transaction will be included in block A and sales offer will be included in block A+1. What will happen then?

mrv777 [2 hours ago] you will miss out, your order will be executed but there will be no matching sell offers…

riker [1:06 PM] It’s a game theory problem, if everyone submits their transactions with 4 NXT fee, and a single guy with 6 NXT, this guy still has an advantage. His transaction, the offer, and as many as can fit from the rest will fit in the block.But if everyone thinks this way and submits theirs with a fee of 6 NXT, all will lose since the their transactions will be included in a block before the sell offer.The problem with the 1000 NXT tx fee we used before is that theoretically a whale could submit his buy transaction and 253 meaningless transaction with fee of 999 NXT for example and prevent anyone else from buying. With lower fee, anyone can afford to spend 5 NXT to compete this way. This strategy was suggested by @forkedchain who will receive 5K Ignis as bug bounty. …

riker [1:37 PM] The lower the fee you specify the chance your transactions will be delayed increases but if you set the fee to 5 or more your transaction might be included in a block prior to the Jelurida offer. I would say your best bet it to place the fee at 4 NXT.

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  • IGNIS Token Sale Bounty Program

In a generous gesture, Jelurida has decided to reward the loyal members of the Nxt community. The most active members of the Nxt platform will be given a nice bounty, a thank you for their continued support and advancement of the Nxt platform over the last four years.

Jelurida writes:

During its 4 years of existence the Nxt platform has been supported constantly by many dedicated people from its community. They have always been there to answer questions, promote the technology and help new users as well as develop and run various supporting tools and sites.

Therefore, we wish to thank each of the most active Nxters by awarding them 25 000 JLRDA now, and 50.000 JLRDA more if we can collect 10 M Euros or more.

The JLRDA tokens for the bounty program will be allocated from the 20 M we have reserved for marketing and organizational expenses.

ATT: New contributors

After our token sale is over and if we have collected at least 10 M Euros, we will be awarding up to 20 of our most active new contributors with 50 000 JLRDA too. We will be relying on your feedback when making our final assessment.

Those of you who wish to help during the next two months of the IGNIS ICO by creating awareness, writing articles and answering questions about Nxt, Ardor and Ignis, ICO process and snapshot on various social media, please contact info@jelurida.com, stating the area/social media where you wish to help and your name or username you intend to use.

The only condition will be not to stray from the official information published on our website https://www.jelurida.com/ico.

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  • Nxt Blockchain will be Maintained at Least 3 Years After IGNIS ICO

Due to the sustained success of the ICO, Jelurida has procured, at least three years worth of funding that will be dedicated to supporting and advancing the Nxt platform. Remember, the IGNIS ICO is a barometer of community support for Nxt. Ardor (Nxt 2.0) is coming online very soon, yet due to the robust and hardcore Nxt community that has been fostered and created over the last four years this ICO is being used to directly fund continued support of Nxt, meaning that Nxt and Ardor will continue to coexist and receive active support from the Jelurida team for at least the next three years, likely much more pending the results of the subsequent four rounds of the ICO.

 

With the funding procured, Nxt will – most likely – receive at least this much-dedicated support over the next three years.

Also read: Lior Yaffe in Medium – Is Nxt Dead?

Source

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  • Comparison Between Nxt, Ardor, Nem, Ethereum, and Bitcoin

Do you have trouble keeping straight the many differences and similarities across the various blockchain technologies? Here we have a brilliant table that highlights the comparisons across the various blockchain platforms, uploaded by Jelurida last week.

 

A very useful and handy infographic to refer back to if ever you are confused.

Source

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  • Jelurida AMA

Jelurida conducted a Reddit style AMA (Ask Me Anything) over on the Cryptocopia slack last Wednesday, August 23rd. Many questions were asked and answered by the Jelurida team. Last Saturday Nxter.org covered the news of this AMA with one dedicated article.

Source

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NXT AE

  • Adel – Update

Last week was a busy and eventful week for the Adel community. They have compiled their highlights, including a new listing on the exchange C-Cex and an upcoming appearance at Web Summit, and we present them to you now.

In their own words:

C-Cex ▲ Adelphoi

We’re pleased to announce that Adelphoi is now listed on C-Cex. Special thanks to @wolffang for all his efforts to get us onto new exchanges:
https://c-cex.com/?p=adl-btc
https://c-cex.com/?p=adl-usd

 

Crunchbase ▲ Adel Ecosystem Ltd.

We have registered our profile on Crunchbase. If you haven’t heard of this website before, here is a brief summary:

“Crunchbase is the destination for discovering industry trends, investments, and news about hundreds of thousands of public and private companies globally. From startups to Fortune 500s, Crunchbase provides a business information platform that pairs powerful tools and applications to stay competitive and successful.”

If you are interested in expanding your social media presence, then you can create your own profile page. Be sure to link to Adel, as a community member: https://www.crunchbase.com/organization/adel#/entity

 

Web Summit ▲ Adel

Adel has been granted special presence at this year’s Web Summit from November 6th to 9th in Lisbon, Portugal. Adel will join the BETA startup track & exhibiting package. Here is a summary of the event from the organisers:

“Web Summit has grown to become the ‘largest technology conference in the world’. No conference has ever grown so large so fast. But we also pride ourselves in organising the ‘best technology conference on the planet’.”

https://websummit.com/

 

 

 

More info

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  • Bitswift – Update + Article in Medium

Exciting news from Bitswift. After a recent partnership with HP Canada, they are now busy installing HP products for local Canadian businesses.

A Medium article was written that covers their model and future plans for expansion.

REMEMBER: The Bitswift token swap is still ongoing:
Manual claiming instructions included on bitswift.press.

Manual claims may take up to 7 days to process. An announcement will be made after the cutoff date October 14, 2017–6 PM EST describing how the remainder of the unclaimed tokens will be handled.

 

 

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DEVELOPMENT

  • Jelurida – Nxt Blockchain Creation Kit

Just today Monday, August 28th, Jelurida has launched and published the Nxt Blockchain Creation Kit.

The Nxt Blockchain Creation Kit allows blockchain developers to create and launch their own blockchain platform based on the Nxt platform. This is an exciting opportunity for budding devs to explore and create their own Nxt based platforms.

Any blockchain project created using this kit must observe the Jelurida Public License (JPL), including, but not limited to, being open source under the same license terms, and satisfying the JPL 10% share drop requirement to holders of NXT.

This package is for those who want to use the Nxt code to start a new, open source, public blockchain, as permitted by the open source Jelurida Public License for the Nxt blockchain.

The JPLSnapshot utility add-on, already present in the Nxt Reference Software (NRS) v1.11.8, is designed to make the [10% token allocation] process simple, by taking a snapshot of the current public Nxt blockchain, automatically allocating 10% of the new blockchain tokens to existing Nxt holders at the time of the snapshot (…)

Note that the Nxt Blockchain Creation Kit is not intended for end users, but for developers who want to create a new blockchain. If you want to experiment with a ready-to-use, private blockchain, for testing and evaluation purposes, the Private Blockchain Evaluation Kit may be more suitable.

To start a new blockchain project using the Nxt Blockchain Creation Kit, follow the instructions in the README.md file @ https://bitbucket.org/Jelurida/nxt-clone-starter/overview.

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  • Weekly Reminder: is Mynxt ready for the Ardor snapshot?

Yes, anyone with NXT in their MyNxt.info wallet will be credited with IGNIS at the time of the Ardor genesis snapshot. We still advise that you use the NRS client, now up to version 1.11.8, but it is nice to have third party support.

In their own words:

vanbreuk:
The MyNxt wallet is ready for the IGNIS snapshot because it operates real Nxt accounts, so anyone with NXT in a MyNxt wallet account at the time of the Ardor genesis snapshot will be credited with the tokens. The only necessary step afterwards, to access their Ardor blockchain account, will be to export their MyNxt wallet in order to obtain the Nxt passphrase for the account, so they can use it with the Ardor client.

For more information regarding MyNxt and the Ardor genesis snapshot, please refer to this NxtForum post – https://nxtforum.org/mynxt-info/how-to-join-ignis-ico-and-ardor-launch-with-the-mynxt-web-wallet

Source

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NXT IN THE MEDIA

  • Lior Yaffe in Medium –  Is Nxt Dead?

Medium article by Lior Yaffe – Riker – talking about the future of Nxt once the IGNIS ICO is over.

Hint – Nxt is NOT dead. Nxter covered this same topic some time ago as well.

Source

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  • Lior Yaffe in Medium –  IGNIS Token Sale Round 2

Lior Yaffe wrote another Medium article about the upcoming Round 2 of the IGNIS Token sale and emphasized user safety when it comes to trusting information about the upcoming ICO. The ONLY official source of information about the ICO is the Jelurida website – which we source for all of our information.

In his own words:

Safety Considerations

The only official source of information is the Jelurida web site.

When creating a new account, do not forget your 12 words passphrase, if you do, you’ll lose your NXT.

The only way to buy the JLRDA token, which represents your IGNIS holdings, is using the “IGNIS Token Sale” link from the wallet dashboard header. Do not buy any other currencies, assets or goods. These are possibly scam entities which would cause you to lose your NXT.

There is no pre-sale whatsoever.

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  • Blonde 2.0 – PR about ICO Promotion

The professionals at Blonde 2.0 have begun their media blitz to spread the word of the IGNIS ICO. Samples of their coverage are below:

Jelurida ICO

 The news has been propagated across a great many media platforms.

Finance Magnates – Jelurida Announces Details of Second ICO for IGNIS Tokens

CryptoNinjas – Blockchain tech company Jelurida prepares for 2nd round of crowdsale for IGNIS tokens

Epeak.info – Blockchain tech company Jelurida prepares for 2nd round of crowdsale for IGNIS tokens

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  • COINIST – What Are Nxt & Ardor Blockchain Platforms?

Last week Coinist interviewed the devs at Jelurida about the Nxt and Ardor platforms.

Coinist was recently fortunate enough to chat with the folks at Jelurida, an organization with 2 blockchain projects under their belt. We are excited to bring our readers this amazing opportunity to talk with the people behind these blockchain projects. However, before we jump into the interview, take 2 minutes to watch the introductory video the Ardor platform below.

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  • Ftreporter – All You Have To Know About Adelphoi (ADL)

The Adel ecosystem (and thereby Nxt and Ardor) has received a lot of coverage recently.

Ftreporter writes:

By utilizing Nxt and Ardor’s Blockchain innovation, the Adel biological system has been made to present the most recent security highlights while embracing best practices in business administrations. By building an organization over the Blockchain innovation, Adel intends to show development that is both economical and gainful for different ventures, for example, IT, managing an account (blade tech), protection, compassionate and medicinal services activities.

Source

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  • Coinmonsta.io – Offers the Latest News and Links about Nxt

The Nxt community continues to grow! A new addition to Coinmonsta.io, an aggregator site for crypto news, added a new section just for the Nxt community. We are excited and appreciate the comprehensive coverage we receive from the at large blockchain community.

Source

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PRICE EVOLUTION

  • TradingView –  NXT Buy Opportunity

Let’s look at the daily chart of NXT. We can see that the price bounced from 0.100000 support level . The market formed a new swing low which can be used for drawing a new uptrend line. This line will be a support and signal line for an upward movement. We have trading opportunity and it’s possible to entry the market based on a breakout signal. Pending orders for buy should be placed at 0.118000 level. Stop orders must be placed below the support level and the uptrend line at 0.090000 level. Profit targets are at 0.180000 and 0.240000 resistance levels.

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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And that is all for this week, Nxters. Stay tuned next week for more up-to-date coverage on the IGNIS ICO, the launch of Ardor, ongoing projects, and much more. For those who cannot wait a week to learn more, take some time to surf our site – we have our ICO Coverage series running. We will explain in more detail about Jelurida, Ignis, Ardor, and everything else that is pertinent to this momentous ICO.

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

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Nxt News – August 2017 (I): The Road to Success is the Road Less Traveled, the Shortcuts to Success Lead to Failure

August 2017 (I)

 

Welcome back fellow Nxters, and to our new readers – welcome! Summer is here and we have a lot of exciting news to catch you up on. As always we provide you with the latest relevant and important news in the Nxt community.

This week we provide details about the imminent IGNIS ICO, warn you of a nefarious scam, and much more. You are in the right place to learn about the blockchain space as we provide basic intro information for new readers as well as up-to-date information for our old readers.

NXT COMMUNITY

DEVELOPMENT

NXT AE

NXT IN THE MEDIA

PRICE EVOLUTION

 

This week’s newsletter is put together by jagthegr (James), apenzl, rubenbc, jose.


NXT COMMUNITY

  • IGNIS – New Details about the ICO

The IGNIS ICO is less than a week away. Beginning August 5 and lasting over the next month with four distinct batches, the ICO is in its final preparation stages.

The IGNIS token sale and the SEC

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) issued an investigative report concluding that DAO Tokens, a digital asset, were securities. Any sales of digital securities in the US must be subject to US laws as codified by the SEC. The precedent has been set that US securities laws may apply to other offers, sales, and trading of digital assets.

Luckily, IGNIS should be exempt from these laws as the SEC did not say every token is a security. From Riker – Lior Yaffe, Senior Dev at Jelurida IP BV, you read that IGNIS should not be considered a security and thus potential American investors in the ICO need not worry.

From the Nxt forums:

Lurker – How will this effect IGNIS ICO?

Riker – We have legal opinion from two different respectable law firms that the IGNIS token does not represent a security. It is an operational token.

For non-American investors, the SEC rulings are of no concern. Nonetheless, for the blockchain space to truly grow and become global, it will need to have an American involvement and participation.

Source

JLRDA coins will be sold in batches

Doubts have arisen over the distribution of the first round of JLRDA coins (placeholder of the IGNIS coin until Ardor and IGNIS launches), given the possibility that a whale buys the entire amount.

To reduce the risk of a “stampede” in the IGNIS ICO the initial batch of 60M will be phased in 12 equal offers of 5 million JLRDA (Ignis IOU tokens) approximately 12 hours apart from each other to allow for anyone who wants to participate in the ICO to be able to do so.

Riker states:

The issue of a “stampede” on the first 60M batch has been discussed before. It is indeed a likely scenario.

The default transaction sorting order is explain here https://nxtwiki.org/wiki/How_Tx_Processing_Works (section 4)

To reduce the risk of this happening and to allow anyone to participate, we will likely spread the first 60M batch into several different offers, say 12 offers of 5M Ignis published 12 hours apart over the course of the ICO week without announcement of specific block height to prevent taking advantage of phased transactions to skip the queue.

We here at Nxter wish Jelurida and Ignis the best of luck this week.

Source

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  • Meetups – Riker in London, soon in Berlin

Riker attended the Nxt Roundtable Session on Monday July 31 in London, called: Moving on from Bitcoin: How Nxt Designed the Architecture for Blockchain’s Future Adoption

The talk covered the rapidly-changing technology within the blockchain space and Lior was featured in a cross-industry panel afterward. The meetup appears to have been a success, enlightening many eager attendees about the Nxt ecosystem and the future of the blockchain.

Also, last week we confirmed that Riker will speak at length in Berlin, on August 2nd, about the blockchain bloat problem and introduce the Ardor blockchain platform and the IGNIS ICO in the event: BigchainDB & IPDB: Token ICOs. 

His talk will cover the many benefits of the Ardor platform and explain how Ardor alone is solving the blockchain bloat problem and tie it into the incipient IGNIS ICO.

BigchainDB elaborates:

Lior will explain the blockchain bloat problem and introduce the Ardor blockchain platform which provides a unique and elegant solution to this problem. The talk will cover advanced topics in blockchain technology such as proof of stake, forging, child chains, bundling, pegged chains and archival nodes. Finally Lior will explain the Ignis ICO and wrap it all together.

Source 

Berlin info

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  • Fake Tokens Warning

Last week we warned you, dear reader, about some scam tokens issued on the Nxt Monetary System and asked you to be aware when you scroll the currency pages of the NXT client.

There are many new people in our community and scammers take advantage of this and the decentralized nature of the platform by purposely making fake assets that mimic the originals.

Remember that a decentralized platform has no regulatory body. This means that there is no policing force out there ensuring the integrity and the safety of investor assets. It is the responsibility of the investor to perform his/her due diligence before making any move!

A user, confused by the situation proposed a model similar to waves and the community has not been slow in responding in kind about possible implementation of a central authority verifying assets.

Riker, on the Nxt forum:

Who will “verify” these assets? If Jelurida will verify every asset issued on NXT, should Jelurida charge a fee for this? Can someone bribe the Jelurida rep to list his asset by paying him behind the table? Can Jelurida extort asset issuer for listing their asset? And if a validated asset turns out to be a scam, can people sue Jelurida? These Waves validated assets is a bad idea.

Currency names are already unique (asset names are not, we fixed that when we introduced currencies).

But still someone switches a J with an R and people fall for it.

Should we post a warning to make sure the letters in the currency name are not switched? What if people ignore it? Should we post it on blinking Red? What if scammer now switch l with 1 and scam people there is no end to this.

martis:

I fully agree with @riker and waves check mark is a bad idea.
waves team get all responsibility by marking good assets and bad assets.

The Jelurida team has modified the published ICO text to remind investors not to fall victim to any scam. As awesome as our community is there are, as always, rotten people, who wish to make a quick dollar and will cheat and obfuscate the system in order to exploit others. The best we can do is provide highly visible warnings and as a community issue warnings like below to educate and warn as many people as possible.

FAKE TOKENS WARNING

It is possible that fake tokens with similar or the same name created by third parties also appear in other areas of the wallet such as the Asset Exchange or the Marketplace. Due to decentralized nature of the blockchain it is not possible to prevent the creation of such tokens and the Company shall not be held responsible for any losses or damages, or inability to receive IGNIS, arising from users purchasing such third party tokens.

THERE ARE NO PRE-SALES! THE ICO HAS NOT STARTED YET! WHEN IT STARTS, ALWAYS USE THE “IGNIS TOKEN SALE” LINK IN THE WALLET HEADER FOR PURCHASING OF JLRDA TOKENS!

All official information regarding the IGNIS ICO will be published on the Jelurida website. If you receive information from other sources always make sure that it is consistent with this page. In the case of discrepancy between the English text and any translation, the English version shall be considered the official and correct one.

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DEVELOPMENT

  • NRS Update – Version 1.11.6

Jean-LucNxt and Ardor lead core developer and a member of Jelurida, has released the latest version of the Nxt Reference Software. The changelog includes the new Jelurida Public License.

This release is a mandatory upgrade. A hard fork will be scheduled at the Ardor Genesis Snapshot block, expected to be set some time after the end of the IGNIS token sale. At that time, nodes running 1.11.5 or older will be left on a fork.

Kristina Kalcheva, Jelurida co-founder, managing director and legal expert, states:

v1.11.6 is the first NRS version released under the JPL.

Future Nxt clones must give 10% to NXT holders.

Note that from this version on, the official Nxt packages and source code will also be hosted under the Jelurida bitbucket repository, https://bitbucket.org/Jelurida/nxt/downloads.

Ignis ICO Page + New Improvements

Full changelog

With the IGNIS token sale beginning August 5th, the Ignis ICO page has been added.

Avoid Asset Exchange-, Monetary System-, and Nxt Marketplace scammers by simply using the ICO page.

Buying NXT is accessible across third party exchanges Changelly and Shapeshift with the newly implemented integrations.

Print Paperwallet

Riker explains:

The paperwallet link is available when you log in using your passphrase and check the “Remember Me” checkbox, otherwise the passphrase in not available for the browser so it cannot generate the paper wallet.

Updated Android Client App

Android ap: https://bitbucket.org/Jelurida/nxt/downloads/nxt-client-1.11.6.apk
sha256 9ec52d8870c7d20acf32e51ff50cf24f2036a6eb9e403ecb98322fb030f51f97

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  • Technical Roadmap – From Nxt to Ardor

Jelurida released a nice infographic detailing the genesis of Nxt, Ardor and the future to come.

Timeline from Nxt to Ardor

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  • The Ardor API

The Ardor API, the most important part of the Ardor platform, allows interaction with Ardor nodes using HTTP requests to port 27876. Most HTTP requests can use either the GET or POST methods, but some API calls accept only the POST method for security reasons. Responses are returned as JSON objects.

Most Ardor API are similar to the NXT API described here the changes to existing NXT API are explained in the Ardor migration page Each new Ardor API call is documented below, with definitions given for HTTP request parameters and JSON response fields, followed by an example:

      • The JSON response fields are each followed by one of S for string, A for array, O for object, N for number or B for boolean.
      • In the examples, the Nxt node is represented as localhost and requests and responses are formatted for easy reading; line breaks and spaces are not actually used except in some parameter values. All requests are in URL format which implies the HTTP GET method. When GET is allowed, the URL can be entered into a browser URL field but proper URL encoding is usually required (e.g., spaces in a parameter value must be replaced by + or %20). Otherwise, the URL should be used as a guide to preparing an HTTP POST request using cURL, for example.

All API calls can be viewed and tested at http://localhost:27876/test while the local server node is running. For specific API calls, use http://localhost:27876/test?requestType=specificRequestType.

This document corresponds to Ardor version 2.0.3e.

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  • Weekly Reminder: No Handholding – Buyer Beware!

Let’s break it down once again.

marenkar – People entering into cryptocurrency should understand that with independence comes responsibility.

Everyone forgets things, we are only human and our brains are only so big. This week’s helpful reminder is of the non exclusivity of asset names. Scammers are out there and shady people want to defraud you – so verify the identity of the asset issuing accounts you are transacting with and always verify the asset ID before investing your hard earned money on the AE.

PLUS:

if someone issued a promising asset they did probably NOT also isssue an MS coin or a Marketplace goodie with the same name.

From the Nxt forums

riker – Historically there were 3 types of entities used to scam people: Assets, Currencies and Marketplace goods.

Whenever someone creates an attractive entity of one of the types, scammers try to use the other types to scam people or trick them into using a different but similar entity of the same type.

In the past there was sort of protocol that asset issuer followed of issuing asset announcement on the NXT forum and there was even a team of trusted advisers that checked asset issuer and filtered out scammers. This group wasn’t associated with the devs or the foundation though and since this wasn’t a profitable business it was abandoned.

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NXT AE

  • Janus Update

July Dividend

Our friends at Janus, a Nxt based token, announced that there will only be a dividend distribution upcoming if there is a monthly profit at each of their two profit-sharing casinos. Their financial analysis is now done and here’s their announcement to the community:

ascendus [5:15 PM]:

*FYI* : We have made a small profit on BetterBets.io casino. Profit share will be distributed as soon as bjorn returns from a short trip.

Janus’ dividend history

Janus’ move to the Ardor platform

As announced, the Janus project will make use of Ardor’s upon launch of the Ardor mainnet.

Therefore, Janus, JanusXT, and ComJNSXT trading will be frozen on the Nxt Asset Exchange at the Ardor Genesis Snapshot block. Trading and transferring of the assets on the Nxt blockchain will be disabled, and existing ask/bid orders canceled automatically at that time. From the snapshot until Ardor launch, there will be no way to trade them.

The list of assets to be frozen on the Nxt Blockchain is hardcoded into NRS 1.11.6 and includes:

Janus: 4348103880042995903
JanusXT: 14572747084550678873
ComJNSXT: 13363533560620557665

In addition to becoming tradable on IGNIS, Janus tokens will also be tradable on any other child chain.

Janus Roadmap

ae-Janus-4348103880042995903

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  • Adel – Update

Last week was eventful for the Adel community. They announced revisions and updates to their portal and landing page and continue to work with Jelurida in order to be able to upgrade in the near future.

In their own words:

We covered a lot on our mastermind call this week. Here’s a summary:

*Community Portal Update*

We are continuing to improve the Account module with real-time ADL statistics. We will also allow 3 Nxt addresses per account – each address needs to be confirmed and validated.
Collaboration module is in process. We are working with off-the-shelf Wiki software and slack-based forum interface. As an interim solution, we will be using google docs to incubate ideas.
We presented our business process flow that will be used in the collaboration module, as it relates to community, admins and Project Review Committee involvement.

*Home Page Development*

The home page is currently being redesigned with upgraded graphics. We are streamlining the site for future growth and showcasing our community projects.
The back-end is also being upgraded from AngularJS to Angular2, and we will also have an integrated CRM.

*Content Creation*

There are two new video presentations on their way – The first is our presentation at the Bitcoin & Blockchain Conference in Prague in May 2017, with over 700 in attendance. Then we will release part two of our Dutch Banking Presentation held in June 2017.
A video Interview will be scheduled with Brian Donegan from the IoM government to discuss Adel and the potential for project incubation in blockchain. Members have been asked to contribute questions this week.

*Marketing Press & Events*

We are working with Jelurida on our upgrade plans to Ardor in Q1 2018.

Adel has secured a speaker slot at the Bitcoin & Blockchain Conference in Stockholm, Sweden on September 7th, and Adel will also be exhibiting at the Web Summit from Nov 6-9 in Lisbon, Portugal.

Speaker opportunities – please let us know if we can speak at any blockchain events.
Our goal is to attract 300 members by June 2018. How do we attract new members? Help us spread the word about Adel’s incubator. The more members we have, the more expertise will be available to contribute to the idea incubation (I2) and project planning (P2) initiatives.

More info

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  • Bitswift – Update and Pitch

Bitswift, the newest member of the Nxt/Ardor ecosystem was approved as an official HP Canada Parter last week! They continue to develop their store and platform as they look ahead to providing their services across Canada.

In their own words

Bitswift Tech Solutions is now an approved HP Canada Partner:
Your HP Canada Partner Agreement Application was approved on 07/27/2017.

Are you still wondering what Bitswift actually is?

User bitswiftbro explains Bitswift and what value they want to provide their clients:

Bitswift is a token with focus set on integrating blockchain into business and into general public.

We will accomplish this through our companies and community.

Our store will bring value in itself to the tokens, but the real value from the store will come from the fact that we will be able to show all the other businesses we work with that “its ok to accept this stuff, and we are here to help if you need”.

Store will initially launch accepting legacy payment options and Bitcoin, once we have all the logistics sorted, we will add Bitswift to it, both as a payment option and a rewards option. 2% discount on everything through the store when paying with Bitswift sounds nice. We have not quite formalized those details yet though, still busy with everything else like getting more partners and distributors on board.

The real value will come from the business relationships we are forming along the way. If our reps are establishing client relationships and building trust, while supporting companies tech infrastructure and making the tech decisions on behalf of the client, it will be easy to recommend to our clients to give Bitswift a try. First we need to get our software to where it needs to be, so that is part of the reason of moving in with Ardor, so we can start building on solid foundations and bring this stuff to the public and start integrating it into business.

– Our target user base will be the general public, not the crypto-currency / blockchain nerds. We will approach them through our companies at a business level, as they are already approaching us with the Bitcoin and blockchain questions.

– Part of the reason to move within Ardor, so we can focus on our application which will add utility and value to our tokens, rather than on the blockchain infrastructure.

Bitswift’s token swap will still occur on Friday, August 11. Exciting times lie ahead for Bitswift and we are happy to continue updating you about them and other Nxt/Ardor based blockchain companies.

Token swap happens on Bittrex @ : Los Angeles (USA – California) Friday, August 11, 2017 at 6:00:00 pm PDT UTC-7 hours
Peterborough (Canada – Ontario) Friday, August 11, 2017 at 9:00:00 pm EDT UTC-4 hours
Corresponding UTC (GMT) Saturday, August 12, 2017 at 01:00:00

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NXT IN THE MEDIA

  • Ethereumworldnews – Top 5 Cryptocurrencies To Invest For The Moment

On the Ethereum portal, an article was released that documented the hottest cryptocurrencies. Ardor made the list.

The more press Ardor gets the better everyone will be because Jelurida will have more capital to reinvest back into the platoform. The IGNIS ICO is August 5.

Ardor

Dubbed as NXT 2.0 – Ardor is a scalable blockchain platform that natively supports a wide range of features including transaction aliasing, blockchain storage, account management, privacy based coin mixing, voting and built in marketplace creation. However the stand out feature that makes Ardor a truly innovative project is its implementation of child chains.

The introduction of child chains opens up great levels of customisation and enables each child chain (which could be a company, private/ public organisation, institution, group etc) to run its own self contained blockchain ecosystem whilst still benefitting from all the core features of Ardor itself. These features can also be turned on and off as per the requirements of that given project making it a very attractive platform for a wide range of use cases.

This flexibility will truly be a game changer in the crypto space as businesses looking at blockchain solutions will no longer have to choose a one size fits all approach on a shared blockchain but instead are given creative freedom to build child chains that suit their very specific needs and security requirements.

The project has the crypto community very excited and already has a healthy market which is pegged to explode in Q3 2017 when the Ardor mainnet launches.

Source

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  • Neocash Radio – NXT, ARDOR, IGNIS ICO Explained, by Lior Yaffe Himself!

Neocash radio conducted an interview with Riker as he continues to tour the Continent ahead of the upcoming ICO. Highlights from the interview are below.

Built on the same technology as NXT, ARDOR will operate in a fundamentally different manner. ARDOR will create and maintain a standard full-length blockchain but the functions and features will be limited to security and record keeping. Built on top of ARDOR will be child-chains that maintain pruned blockchains consisting of only the last 24 hours worth of blocks or less. These child-chains will reconcile their transaction balances periodically with the ARDOR parent-chain through bundle contracts. Once a log of the transaction data has been secured on ARDOR the child-chains can then prune older blocks.

It is important to note that the child-chains only store transaction data on the ARDOR parent-chain. All features and functions that do not impact account balances are handled on the child-chain exclusively and can be pruned as needed. Basically ARDOR will keep track of which coins or assets are in which address at this point in time but little more.

The child-chain offers a bundle contract to prospective Bundlers when it is time to add a snapshot to the ARDOR parent-chain. The first child-chain is set to be IGNIS, so in this scenario the manager or operator of IGNIS would offer a Bundler 100 IGNIS tokens to add transaction data to the parent-chain. The Bundler would then pay a fee in ARDOR to have that transaction data added into an ARDOR block. In effect you have a flow of IGNIS tokens out of the child-chain and the consumption of ARDOR tokens for security. The Bundler can then keep the IGNIS or trade it for more ARDOR on the exchanges built into the protocol.

Jelurida is the name of the company that was formed to develop the ARDOR protocol. As part of the launch of ARDOR the initial (ARDR) tokens were distributed on the NXT platform at a ratio of 1 NXT : 1 ARDR. Those tokens will be migrated to the ARDOR platform at the launch later this year. The process will require a hardfork on the NXT blockchain during which ARDR tokens will be locked in their addresses and cannot be moved. Once the process is complete users will be able to log into the ARDOR platform with their NXT credentials and access their tokens.

Listen to the interview

To help fund the further development of the ARDOR platform and child-chains like IGNIS the Jelurida team is holding an Initial Coin Offering where 440,000,000 IGNIS tokens will be sold to the public. The ICO will start on August 5th, 2017 and occur on the NXT platform using the built-in asset exchange functions.

Once the sale has elapsed or completed any remaining unsold IGNIS combined with 500 million more will be distributed to those addresses holding NXT at a rate of about 0.5 IGNIS per NXT.

So even if a NXT holder did not participate in the ICO they would still receive IGNIS.

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  • Steemit – IGNIS ICO: What are your options?

From Steemit comes a detailed explainer on the options for the IGNIS ICO, including the schedules and batch amounts.

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PRICE EVOLUTION

  • TradingView – NXT Entry Levels

NXT like other coins moves in a range. We can draw a horizontal channel between a resistance and a support levels. Short terms trades can be opened when price bounces from the bottom border of the price channel . Stop orders for such trades must be placed below the support level . Profit target should be the top border. If price breaks the resistance level , we'll have a new buy signal with profit target at 0.125000 resistance level .
NXT like other coins moves in a range. We can draw a horizontal channel between a resistance and a support levels. Short terms trades can be opened when price bounces from the bottom border of the price channel . Stop orders for such trades must be placed below the support level . Profit target should be the top border. If price breaks the resistance level , we’ll have a new buy signal with profit target at 0.125000 resistance level .

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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 rate at Poloniex over the past week

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That wraps up the news for the week. Upcoming we will analyze the IGNIS ICO. Stay tuned for next week as we continue to provide you with all the relevant and exciting news for Nxt, Ardor, and all things involving the accelerating growth of the blockchain space. We love our community, we would be nothing without you guys/gals!

Follow us on Twitter for important breaking updates during the week as they happen. Stay committed and stay informed fellow Nxters! Big things are happening and we are looking into providing more original content for you to consume. See you next week!

Nxt News – July 2017 (II): You Cannot Dream Your Path to Success, You Must Forge It

July 2017 (II)

 

Welcome again, fellow Nxters! Summer is in full swing and we are still working hard to provide you with the relevant news of last week in this concise format.

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

NXT COMMUNITY

NXT AE

DEVELOPMENT

NXT IN THE MEDIA

PRICE EVOLUTION

 

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


NXT COMMUNITY

 

We asked and you delivered Nxters! The IGNIS logo competition has 29 great designs submitted. Many people have already expressed their opinion and now we have set up a poll on Nxt’s blockchain in order to let the community show their preferences for the logo. We are grateful to the community for their support in participating in this competition. However, we should keep in mind that Jelurida and the Nxt Foundation have the final say. The top 3 logos will be selected in less than 48 hours.

Poll title is “IGNIS LOGO

The poll ID is 1977236085310946157
Sender account is NXT-ZZW7-U2KL-AV2U-8P8FE

In this post you can find a compilation with the 29 options.

The poll will be active until block 1391320 (12th of July, just 48 hours to cast your vote!!!)

You can choose up to 3 options out of the 29 available but you must hold at least 1000 NXT in your Nxt account in order to cast your vote.

The creator of the winning design will be awarded 5000NXT and a free 1 year Nxt Foundation Supporter+ status.

More information

Source: https://nxtforum.org/general-discussion/ignis-logo-lets-create-one-together!/msg233741/#msg233741

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  • IGNIS ICO will be held on Nxt Blockchain

Along with a shiny new logo, IGNIS will have its ICO in the near future. 

Nxt and Ardor core developer Riker explains some of the technical details:

When Ardor mainnet is launched:
[The] ARDR parent chain tokens will be distributed based on the NXT ARDR asset id 12422608354438203866 balances [on the Nxt Blockchain].  

IGNIS child chain tokens will be distributed as follows:

  • 500 Million based on the JLRDA currency balances sold during the ICOThis will include small amounts of IGNIS already promised through promotions
  • slightly less than 500 Million IGNIS will be distributed based on the existing NXT balances at 2:1 ratio.

The JLRDA currency, most likely, won’t be supported by exchanges, so you’ll have to use the NXT wallet to purchase it and use the same passphrase in the Ardor wallet to receive your IGNIS.

After the mainnet launch, there will be a NXT hard fork which will lock the [Nxt] ARDR asset balances for trading [on the Nxt Blockchain] to prevent scams.

Exchanges will have to somehow replicate this distribution process which won’t be simple.

  • Exchanges which assign NXT account per user can simply connect to Ardor using the same passphrase and observe the distribution balances.
  • Exchanges which keep all balances in a pool will have to follow the distribution process.

We will be using NXT for the IGNIS ICO because we are proud of NXT and we trust NXT more than we trust Bitcoin or ETH and because it is natural for a token based on the NXT technology to use the NXT technology for its ICO. There are also good technical reasons for this which will be explained soon.

Source and more information

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  • #OpEasterEgg

Oh my, look at all the FREE STUFF we have just lying around. Last week, 5 digital copies of the Nxt book, SNAPSHOT, which is finally going to be listed for sale on the Nxt Marketplace from July 15th onwards, were given away in the Nxt blockchain Easter egg hunt.

Nxters pasted the number above into a Nxt Blockchain Explorer and it finally made sense. Others followed the clue from our last newsletter; made a search for ‘OpEasterEgg’ in the Nxt Marketplace, and found 5 new items for sale for 1 NXT. The name of the item was ‘Redeem Code’, the ‘tag’ it was listed under was ‘OpEasterEgg’. And the item, the Redeem Code, was, in fact, a riddle.

48 hours.

Passphrase:

Success of Nxt is supposed to be achieved by [ … ] 

https://spideroak.com/browse/share/easteregg/Nxt

 

To participants who did NOT manage to find the passphrase in time:

Read BCNext’s Nxt on Nxter.org
or see https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=345619.msg4383169#msg4383169

The missing words, and thus the passphrase, were: work of a LOT of PEOPLE.

We’re glad to see more and more followers of our Twitter account, glad for the blockchain messages, glad to see participants reach out and give each other a helping hand by sharing additional clues, and glad to showcase some of Nxt’s many features in a fun way and give away free stuff at the same time.

To join the Nxt Blockchain Easter egg hunt, just follow the news and make sure to follow #OpEasterEggs.

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  • NxtWiki – New Page regarding NXT Transaction Fees

There is no such thing as a free lunch but yes, Nxt Blockchain transactions have a fee associated with them, a fee that is sent to forgers of the Nxt blocks. To clarify oft-asked questions, we are pleased to announce a new page on the NxtWiki that is dedicated to Nxt Transaction Fees. All pertinent questions are answered within.

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  • If you do not forge, Nxt dies… – Megalodon Stops the Campaign

No, this isn’t Halo Forge, this is about the cessation of the Forging Bounty established by Megalodon a year ago.

The security and future of Nxt, it’s community, and your investment in it, is at stake here. Please do not just sit on your stake; productively use it for forging!

Lurker10 explains:

If you do not forge, Nxt dies…and your investment also dies.

When the total forging stake gets too low, security of the network is decreased, it becomes vulnerable to 51% attacks.

The total forging stake has dropped to 270 million of the total supply of NXT coins. This is an all time low. Please start forging to protect your investment.

Megalodon:

It is precisely for this reason that I initiated the Forging Bounty back in June 28, 2016.

After running it for over a year and distributing almost 2 million NXT, the result has been disappointing. Instead of seeing an increase, we get a decrease in total forging power. Obviously, this incentive does not work. Hence, I’m cancelling this bounty program.

However, the Lucky Node program run by Lurker10 will continue to be funded until further notice.

A great use of a Raspberry Pi is to host a dedicated Nxt forging node! If you have a Pi sitting around, whimpering about how it is not being used to generate you any money, then we have the solution for you!

Here are the instructions on how to setup the Pi to be a dedicated node.

Also, a great way to support the Nxter Newsletters and NXTER.ORG is to use our forging node.

Arthur explains:

By leasing your NXT balance to us @ alias nxthub1 (acct NXT-NYJW-6M4F-6LG2-76FR5), you support the Nxt network PLUS our work.  

It will cost you just 1 NXT.

Click on your balance in the Nxt Client

> Click Account Leasing

> Click Lease your balance to another account

> Enter account NXT-NYJW-6M4F-6LG2-76FR5 or alias ‘Nxthub1’. Choose max period (default).

Lease.

Nxter Magazine / NXTER.ORG’s forging node is nrs.nxter.org.

Please consider doing so. OR forge with your own account or node. Thanks.

The foundation of the Nxt Blockchain is forging. It is what makes our currency valuable and it is what makes our network strong.

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  • ARDOR Startpage in Heatnodes.org

Another website displays ARDOR and details how to get started using the platform that you are growing to love on testnet.

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NXT AE

  • Janus – Summary 

The news of the week would not be complete without an update on Janus. The token created on Nxt continues to update the news of the launch of their social fintech site, TradeMimic.com, and the transactional history of the Janus token on various asset exchanges.

From Bjorn, the marketing director:

bjorn_bb [7:38 PM]

we are discussing potential launch commercials for trademimic.com while development wraps up betterbets.io and etcbets changes and upgrades

Alphonso has a contact in commercial production we may use 

Ideally i’m looking to create something to attract both white collar and blue collar users, so sit tight everyone

I want to surpass all expectations for this business many things are working for us due to having elements from both forex and blockchain

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

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

https://janustoken.com

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  • Adel – Video Presentation

Adel, another token on the Nxt blockchain, has a created a new video presentation.

In their words:

One of the cornerstones of our community is to produce quality content. Co-founder, Gabriel Dusil, delivered a presentation to a group of Dutch bankers, which has been produced into two 20 minute videos.

 

In the last five minutes, Gabriel shares his previous experiences, selling technology to decision makers who innovate themselves out of a job. Gabriel summarized by saying: “Blockchain will be seen as a threat to a departmental empire, or an opportunity to expand one.”

This presentation is an excellent one to share with your network as it offers the technical basics of blockchain while also providing a long term view of the obstacles and opportunities facing the industry.

We will be posting this video to our social channels today, please be sure to share, retweet and upvote. Your social support does make a difference.

How to Acquire ADL

You can use https://coinmarketcap.com/calculator/ to calculate how much fiat, BTC, ETH, or other altcoins are needed to acquire your ADL.

You can currently purchase ADL on 3 different exchanges:

1 – NXT Asset Exchange (Asset ID: 17477397104276156702)

2 – https://Stocks.Exchange  (trade BTC or NXT)

3 – https://CryptoDAO.com (trade BTC, LTC, ETH or DASH)

Review their Vimeo channel for videos on how to use the exchanges http://www.vimeo.com/AdelEcosystem

Remember:  Bounty programs are also available to earn ADL. If you have a skill in writing, creating video blogs, doing promotions, performing digital marketing, or even if you know someone who can help their community grow, then reply to adel@adelphoi.io for more details on their bounty program, or check out their frequently asked questions: https://adelphoi.io/#faq

 

 

More information: www.adelphoi.io

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DEVELOPMENT

 

  • [CORE] Bug bounty 3 – Track loading progress before lock screen is displayed

Riker has offered two rewards in the form of NXT to the person who manages to solve these challenges.

Currently when connecting to a remote node for the first time, it’s not uncommon to see a Blue screen displayed for 10-20 seconds while the client fetches the necessary resources.

The purpose of the task is to display a moving progress bar when loading the client until the lock screen is displayed.

There is no simple solution for this because of the way the client resources are loaded synchronously using the nrs.sitebuild.js script.

This synchronous loading is necessary in order to initialize the handle bars components and the localization resources.

The solution can utilize any wide spread web development technique, but not rely on any plugin, and has to work both in browser and in the mobile browser and not break the desktop wallet (which is less affected by this problem).

We would like to offer a 20K NXT bounty for this task.

Source

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  • [CORE] Bug bounty 4 – “Time to next block” counter

The purpose of this task is to implement an expected next block counter.
Currently we have the generators page which displays the expected next forger and expected forging time.

You will need to implement a next block count down label based on this data in the left pane next to the block height.

Clicking this widget will open the existing generators page.

The code has to be clean and the widget has to look elegant and integrate well with the existing UI layout.

We would like to offer a 5K NXT bounty for this task.

Source

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NXT IN THE MEDIA

  • World Economic Forum – Realizing the Potential of Blockchain

The World Economic Forum, the international organization for cooperation between private and public entities,  released a White Paper on the importance of distributed ledger technologies and the importance of blockchain technologies, like Nxt, for the next major evolution/revolution to the business world in the internet age.

The paper cites the importance of blockchain technologies as a new global resource and lists Ardor as one of the Top 10 digital assets of 2017.

 

Source

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  • Doctor Crypto – Ardor, NXT, and Burst information is found here

Crypto-analyst and YouTuber Doctor Crypto recently released a video extolling the virtues of Nxt and the Ardor Platform. Here is his review.

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PRICE EVOLUTION

  • Steemit – NXT price performance

Steemit writers have offered some nice commentary on the performance of NXT week after week.

In their words:

maximdraws : Hey fellow Steemers, I hope today has been a happy one for yourself. I woke up a little later than usual since I was writing some articles late last night and am finally done with university I gave myself the extra sleep. The crypto markets are playing nicely today, I’m especially enjoying XVG’s performance.
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  • TradingView – NXT, ready for next push

Looks like we turned as aspected, Hopefully now it will gain in strenght and push up to target.
Looks like we turned as expected, Hopefully now it will gain in strenght and push up to target.

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  • TradingView –  LONG powerful Resistance area for ARDR

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 wraps up the news for the week. Stay tuned for next week as we continue to provide you with all the relevant and exciting news for Nxt, Ardor, and all things involving the accelerating growth of the blockchain space. We love our community, we would be nothing without you guys/gals!

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

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

June 2017 (IV)

 

Welcome again, fellow Nxters!

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

NXT COMMUNITY

NXT AE

DEVELOPMENT

PRICE EVOLUTION

 

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


NXT COMMUNITY

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

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

Marenkar:

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

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

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

Bounty

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

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

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  • The Nxt Giveaways Continue

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

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

INT. KATE’S JOINT, COPENHAGEN N – EVENING

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

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

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

Now get to work, Travin! 🙂

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  • NXT and Ardor Available in Payza Exchange

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

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

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

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

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

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NXT AE

  • Janus – Summary & TradeMimic

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

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

The past 5-6 weeks I’ve been working on a side project for both the Janus and Ethereum classic community. I believe that it’s very helpful for our future growth and opens many doors and new opportunities for JNS investment.

The one drawback in our timeline is there is simply too much work with regards to upcoming business for me to finish, package, launch, and market the project I’ve been consumed with the past weeks. We identified the overwhelming need to focus much harder on our business work instead.
So from this point, the work I’ve been doing which expanded our blockchain presence, will be put on hold until 4 things that take priority over it are completed. This will actually benefit the side project and overall health of potential success in business and meeting timelines in a much better fashion.

So at this point we have basically

1. Wrap up etcbets.com little issues.
2. Upgrade BetterBets to new framework and games.
3. Finish content scraper site while testing potentially 1-2 new developers. (This is a side business that may or may not feed back to Janus tokens depending on their success rate)
4. Focus entirely on the creation, marketing, and launch of trademimic.com

Work and Janus team focus will be in that order, holding company creation should fall somewhere between action items #3-#4

Thank you for understanding, in my ambition sometimes I can become nearsighted to business need. And it was my team who reminded me of value focus before anything else. So big thank you to @ascendus @lobos and @almo3ree23

That, Nxters, in my humble opinion, is will, insight and showing respect towards one’s ecosystem at its highest.

Dividend incoming

In case you hold JNS on exchanges, remember to have your Janus tokens in your Nxt wallet or on Stock.exchange by July 1st to receive Janus profit sharing.

Sporting Janus 

https://twitter.com/Janus_Token/status/878965249675808768

More information: #janusproject (Join Nxtchat on Slack) | Twitter

History and news: https://www.nxter.org/ae-janus-4348103880042995903

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  • Claim your Adelphoi Tokens!

Adel, the forward moving blockchain incubator recently ICO’ed their Adelphoi (ADL) token and raised more than a million Euro. The Nxt based ADL token gives voting rights to individuals (members) that hold more than 2BTC equivalent (1BTC for initial investors).

ADL is trading on the free and decentralized global Asset Exhange as well as on Stocks.exchange, and the Adel team and community is currently working on getting ADL listed on more exchanges. The distribution to initial investors is ongoing.

Claim now

gdusil:

Over 200 Stakeholders still need to get their ADL coins. Reminders have been sent to confirm + validate your account if you haven’t done so already. Here is the guide, in case you missed it: http://dusil.com/2017/06/11/adel-community-nxt-address-token-generation/

Members only livecalls

We have over 25 project submission ideas and voting members are now being offered monthly live calls (to dial-in by audio or video) to give you updates on Adel, and hosted by top minds in business, blockchain and crypto. The goal is to establish a process for new idea submissions and to educate you on best practices for business planning, promotion and incubation.

Our first members only meeting is scheduled for July 3, 2017 at 20:00 CEST (UTC +2).

More information: www.adelphoi.io

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  • NXT Asset Silvercoin – ICO Begins

Silvercoin’s ICO went live on June 21 and runs until July 19. No bonus for early birds to miss as the price of Silvercoins (SVC) is fixed at a 0.00003 BTC equivalent per coin during the crowdsale. Purchases can be made with NXT, BTC, credit cards, bank transfers etc.  

Silvercoin’s creators proclaim in their whitepaper that the asset will “Solve the main problem facing independent website owners while solving the main problem facing the planet at the same time.”

Don’t take our word for it, here is an excerpt:

Those problems are named as Lack Of Website Monetization and Centralized Information.  

The solution is SilverCoin, the universal web monetization and community engagement platform that rewards you for sharing information and enabling others to do the same.  

It’s based on the Proof-of-Change (POC) protocol, where the more information you share and the more people you reach… the more you earn, and the more you change the world. With the result being an exponentially growing global peer-to-peer decentralized web information network.        

This Proof-of-Change crypto-affiliate protocol is incentivized by a blockchain-secured deflationary  rewards structure, which offers a truly equal opportunity to all people.

Another blockquote explains how the team will utilize Nxt/Ardor:

SilverCoin will initially be built using a modular integrative design that utilizes the best technologies currently available.

The three major technologies to be integrated into SilverCoin’s POC protocol (NXT, PAP, SMS) are all real world tested, arguably the best in their field and all are built around API’s and Plugins and are specifically designed for integration.

NXT was selected as the core blockchain tech for SilverCoin because in addition to the secure blockchain it provides many others features required by SilverCoin, including a decentralized asset exchange, marketplace, voting and cloud storage.

By using NXT/Ardor, our blockchain is maintained, secured and upgraded by some of the most-qualified blockchain devs on the planet, the NXT team.

Post Affiliate Pro (PAP) is the top affiliate tracking software available today. It contains multiple levels of tracking such as Browser cookies, HTML5 cookies, Flash cookies and IP address tracking. It provides lifetime and multi-level commissions, as well as multilingual support, banner ads, a secure dashboard, encrypted commission tracking and detailed reporting. It’s also a one-time cost for a lifetime license with continual updates and it comes with full dev. support, pay as you go and is designed for platform integration.

SMS verification provides an effective and low cost method to authenticate users at signup by having them verify that they are a real person, which is an essential internet-independent component in negating sign-up fraud. 

But what gives Silvercoin its value, one could ask? At first glance, it appears as if their method is building a viral marketing network around their asset and having a paid “SilverPlan”.

From the whitepaper:

[A] major aspect of SilverPlan is the Marketplace where you will be able to exchange your silvercoins for products and services. The 2 products planned to roll out first will be silver bullion coins and affordable website design packages.

SilverPlan will also include advanced video series on marketing, trading and wellness. In addition, it will act as a bridge connecting the Internet to Maidsafe’s Safenet. SilverPlan will require it’s own whitepaper before development begins.

So, it seems they want SVC to become a coin with real value inside the ecosystem they build. Maybe the way to obtain changes in this world really is by giving people the tools, as humans, no matter who they are, to become damn cool marketers and work together as a decentralized force in a fight for spreading truthful non-governmental approved information throughout the world. Incentivized by SVC coin bounties, and a building urge to learn more, do more, grow, help others grow, become the breathing outreaching starfish to be named: Proof. Of. Change.

The setup seems unorthodox, to say the least. Unfortunately, we have not yet had a chance to interview the creators behind the project and coin offering. Anticipate us doing so very soon!

SVC can be bought on the Nxt Asset Exchange with NXT and from c-cex.com with BTC, at your own risk.

Source and more information:

https://silvercoin.io/

https://www.nxter.org/ae

https://c-cex.com/?p=svc-btc

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DEVELOPMENT

  • Smart Phasing with Ardor

Nxt “Phasing” is the ability to split a Nxt transaction up into 2 phases (broadcasting it > executing it) and to set multiple conditions (up to 10) before the transaction is executed.

Riker announces that Phasing will be even smarter on Ardor:

To support more advanced phasing logic, we now added to Ardor the ability to create “Composite” voting models.

A composite model defines the voting models building blocks and the logic to bind them into an “Approve” or “Reject” decision.

The composite model supports the AND (&), OR (|) and NOT (!) logical operators and defines an expression which applies these operators on a combination of simple voting models.

Examples:
Using a NOT operator, allows you to setup a “dead man switch” so that funds are transferred to another account only in case an account did not approve this transaction until a certain height i.e. the account owner is assumed dead.

Using a NOT and AND operators, you can define that a transaction is approved at certain height only if none of the accounts in the whitelist has voted against it.

You can also define more complex conditions like approve a transaction only in case an account from a whitelist (i.e. a regulator, manager, judge etc) has approved it OR an account holding a certain number of tokens approved it i.e a user a stake holder etc.

The feature is not yet on testnet. Credits goes to petko for developing the server side logic.

Source: https://nxtforum.org/general-discussion/introduction-to-smart-phasing/msg233226/?topicseen#msg233226

Links:

https://nxter.org/tutorials
https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/why-nxt-great-1-phasing-bas-wisselink

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  • Weekly Reminder

This new section is dedicated to the technical side of our platform.

We are often asked questions about Nxt, Ardor, IGNIS, and blockchains that have been previously answered. So, just in case you have forgotten, or in case you are brand new to this scene and want to easily and efficiently learn to become a Nxter – a very sacred community – we present to you the inaugural section of the Weekly Reminder. 

About BTC and fiat on the Ardor Platform

From Riker, a platform core dev for both Nxt and Ardor:

We are working on an Ardor child chain pegged to BTC where the peg is ensured by a 3rd party business such as crypto exchange. You’ll be able to convert “real” BTC to child chain BTC at 1:1 ratio and then exchange these BTC using the on blockchain coin exchange to Ardor or Ignis or you’ll be able to trade existing assets directly against these child chain BTC so that asset price is denominated in BTC.

Similarly we are planning an EUR pegged chain and perhaps also a USD one.

 

Last week’s newsletter had vital information about our genesis and ICO. Like tokens on our platform, news travel very fast and it is easy to forget what the important basics that make up the foundation of our platform and our success are.

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PRICE EVOLUTION

  • TradingView – NXT Cup and Handle Pattern (Possibly Down)

Jun 18 when i was re create my chart of nxt change it to per day. i found that NXT it's look like a handle and cup pattern. so i try to figure it out what price it should be the benchmark. from my perspective i would take 0.0000585 and 0.00004322 Feel free to comment ! Note : STR 1.17% Give away will be held at 27 june this month. it will surely effect to the market. Jun 19 Comment: Resistance at 7k Jun 19 Trade active: Resistance broke. Trading active Fasten your sit belt see you on the moon ! TP at 0.000011xx
Jun 18 when i was re create my chart of nxt change it to per day. i found that NXT it’s look like a handle and cup pattern. so i try to figure it out what price it should be the benchmark. from my perspective i would take 0.0000585 and 0.00004322 Feel free to comment ! Note : STR 1.17% Give away will be held at 27 june this month. it will surely effect to the market. Jun 19 Comment: Resistance at 7k Jun 19 Trade active: Resistance broke. Trading active Fasten your sit belt see you on the moon ! TP at 0.000011xx

Source: https://www.tradingview.com/chart/NXTBTC/wz2XX9eE-NXT-Cup-and-Handle-pattern-possibly-down/

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  • TradingView – NXTBTC Buy Set Up

Source: https://www.tradingview.com/chart/NXTBTC/ebMddT2R-NXTBTC-Buy-Set-Up/

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  • Trading View – ARD we Missed the Plane but

Jun 19 ARD we Missed the Plane but We Have 2 Trades Short Trade Buy Limit @ 0.00009339 Target=0.00011344 Gain 20 % Sec Buy Long Buy limit @0.00007732 Target = 0.00015257 Gain 100 % We recommend Capital Management We ask Allaah to reconcile and repay Jun 20 Trade active: We ask Allaah to reconcile and repay Jun 20 Comment: Move Short Target to 0.00011144 Jun 20 Comment: active and gain profit Direct alhmdllah Jun 21 Trade closed manually: Close short Trade @0.00010720 Gain 15 % alhmd llah Jun 21 Comment: Sec Buy Still Limit Sec Buy Long Buy limit @0.00007732 Target = 0.00015257 Gain 100 %
Jun 19 ARD we Missed the Plane but We Have 2 Trades Short Trade Buy Limit @ 0.00009339 Target=0.00011344 Gain 20 % Sec Buy Long Buy limit @0.00007732 Target = 0.00015257 Gain 100 % We recommend Capital Management We ask Allaah to reconcile and repay Jun 20 Trade active: We ask Allaah to reconcile and repay Jun 20 Comment: Move Short Target to 0.00011144 Jun 20 Comment: active and gain profit Direct alhmdllah Jun 21 Trade closed manually: Close short Trade @0.00010720 Gain 15 % alhmd llah Jun 21 Comment: Sec Buy Still Limit Sec Buy Long Buy limit @0.00007732 Target = 0.00015257 Gain 100 %

Source: https://www.tradingview.com/chart/ARDRBTC/HWBxoODN-ARD-we-Missed-the-Plane-but/

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  • Weekly NXT/ARDR Price Evolution

The following graphic shows the NXT / Bitcoin exchange price at Poloniex over this past week:

The following graphic shows the ARDR / Bitcoin exchange price at Poloniex over this past week:

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And that is it for this week!

Stay tuned next week as we continue to provide you with all the relevant and exciting news for Nxt, Ardor, and all things involving the accelerating growth of the blockchain space. Follow us on Twitter for important breaking updates during the week as they happen. Stay committed and stay informed fellow Nxters!

Nxt News – June 2017 (III): Freedom Is Nothing More Than a Chance to Be Better

June 2017 (III)

 

Welcome again, fellow Nxters!

Whatever your interest and whoever you are, we have something for you as we recap the last week!

NXT COMMUNITY

NXT AE

DEVELOPMENT

NXT IN THE MEDIA

PRICE EVOLUTION

 

This week’s newsletter is put together by apenzl, jose, rubenbc, jagd, and is proofread by Travin Keith.


NXT COMMUNITY

  • SNAPSHOT – The Genesis

First, here is some ear candy for Nxters. An abridged excerpt from “The Genesis” chapter of “SNAPSHOT – Nxt, Unsurpassable Blockchain Solutions”, the book about the Nxt blockchain ecosystem, published by Nxter Magazine and Plaisir d’histoire.

“The Genesis: The Miss America of alternate cryptocurrencies” is a chapter about the very beginning of Nxt, how it was dismissed as a scam but ended up with not only making 73 initial investors extremely rich but also enriching the crypto world with a new technology and a decentralized movement.

Author of the chapter: Daniel M Ryan
Voice: Jess Allen
Ending Voice: Bill
Graphics: Savandra
Coordination: Travin Keith (Nxt Foundation)

SNAPSHOT – Nxt, unsurpassed blockchain solutions” is a collection of articles that look deep into Nxt – the history, the technology, its use cases, the community, and our visions. 

More information

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  • Chinese exchange BTC38 will transfer $ARDR/BTC to $ARDR/CNY

With this brief statement, BTC38, the popular and prestigious exchange based in China, announced that they will be ending BTC trading pairs. After contacting the BTC38 team, Travin Keith, Marketing Director and Blockchain Consultant of the Nxt Foundation, confirmed that ARDR will be moved from their BTC market to their ARDR<>CNY market:

Hooray for growth and continued acceptance across the global community! These are exciting times for the ever growing Nxt community.

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  • The Nxt Giveaways continue

Another Easter egg was picked up on the blockchain this week.

A clever Nxter took a look at Twitter handle @OPeasterEggs and found links to a 2-phased transaction of 1 Jinn asset to the NXT-TKCU-J7TH-YBS6-CG3QL Easter eggs account. The asset transfer only needed to be approved by someone. This was done simply by typing a secret and broadcasting it to the blockchain – if only one knew the secret, of course. 1 Jinn asset has the current value of $223 (and was $160 at the time).

Was this first tweet enough?

Or was this one needed to give the final clue?

For those unaware, the number in the above tweet is the numeric ID of Nxt’s Genesis Account. The passphrase to this very first Nxt account, once chosen by BCNext, has been publicly known since a “doctorevil” picked it up. Now it’s found in nxtwiki.org, in Nxt Newsletters and even in books.

So, this clever Nxter logged in to the Easter eggs account, typed in the Nxt Genesis account passphrase, and thereby revealed the right secret and approved the Jinn transaction. Boom, there went the Jinn to this clever Nxter’s account, and bye bye off went the last few NXT in the account as well. Well done Mr. or Mrs!

The backstory can be found in earlier newsletters here, here, and in this blog post published in Nxter Magazine last Thursday: https://www.nxter.org/easter-egg-hunt-on-nxt-blockchain/.

There will be new Easter eggs to pick up this week, and of course, the hunt will take place on the Nxt blockchain. Is there a better way to learn about Nxt and Ardor child chains’ built-in features? And does any other blockchain offer its users the ability to set up treasure hunts and games via its Client GUI?

Please help spread the word about Nxt’s abilities and don’t forget to follow https://twitter.com/OPeasterEggs for freebies.

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  • Stocks.Exchange – Trading Platform Overview

More information

Stocks.Exchange explained by the Nxter.org community.

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  • Nxtwiki: Account Protection and ERC20 Out of the Box

Nxtwiki.org is a great resource for information and ongoing work, just like the Nxt and Ardor blockchain platforms.

Recently, Riker (Lior Yaffe, Nxt and Ardor core developer and a member of Jelurida) added a “How-To” which explains how easy it is to announce a new Nxt account’s Public Key to the blockchain:

Optimal Nxt Account Protection

Option 1 – submit an outgoing transaction from the new account

Any type of outgoing transaction will do, since the user is signing this transaction with his passphrase and by doing so records the public key in the blockchain.

Option 2 – another account can announce the public key of the new account to the blockchain

Any type of transaction in which the recipient is the new account will do. The sender needs to specify the new account public key as the publicKey parameter or using the wallet “Recipient Public Key” field.

Source and more information

In a former newsletter, we explained why announcing the Public Key (initiating the account) is important:

There is (an astronomical) 2^64 =~10^19 individual account addresses available in Nxt but 2^256 =~10^77 possible passwords. An obvious question is whether or not it is possible for more than one password to open the same account. The answer is no – not if you have announced its 256-bit Public Key (with the first 64 being your visible account number) to the network and incorporated it into the blockchain. Once this is done, in the very rare case that someone enters a passphrase that would generate the same 64-bit account number, the software will deny the use of the passphrase.

 

How to – Initialize a Nxt/Ardor Account without Issuing an Outgoing Transaction

Cold Storage can be easily achieved with NxtBridge OFFLINE, which also signs transactions OFFLINE.

NXT support for ERC20 tokens

Another new entry in the wiki aims to educate people who are not totally aware of the possibilities of Nxt’s inbuilt smart transactions, how the Nxt Asset Exchange API supports most of Ethereum ERC20 operations out of the box without the need to issue any smart contract, and that the Asset Exchange – additionally – provides full dex (Decentralized Exchange) functionality and options such as the ability to issue a singleton asset for reduced fee or delete asset shares, or send a dividend payment to all asset holders with the click of a button, straight from the Nxt Client GUI.

Nxt also supports a different type of token called “currency” – among other features, a currency provides the ability to restrict token transfers so that they are allowed only between the issuer account and the accounts that hold the token. This function prevents free trade of the token without the issuer’s permission which is desirable in, for example, the case of voting rights distribution. Voting being another Nxt blockchain feature.

Source and more information 

Travin Keith, mrv777, vanbreuk, mroenne, and a few others have now set out to update Nxtwiki.org in a big way together with Lior.

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NXT AE

  • Janus – Summary & TradeMimic

In the last Nxt Newsletter, we wrote about the Community Janus XT Token Share Program where 6 spots in the program were still open. Not anymore, as everything sold out fast. Effectively this means that another 2 million Janus tokens have been removed from circulation for at least a year.

Price correlation to the rising price of NXT:

 

 

BetterBets.io

born_bb: This month BetterBets.io NXT volume has dropped significantly, for our team’s part I have in testing the capability to offset this to a degree with other things. One of those is trading, which in the past I have done manually. Recently (past 4 days) I’ve been testing in my brief spare time a very complex but so far highly successful trading bot engine. Using semi conservative settings it is proving to be effective in 1-2% gains daily. The casinos, as everyone knows are unpredictable, in this industry the whales make up 90% of house profit or losses. I believe the rise of the NXT price is attributed to the decline over the past 2 months in NXT use on site – (Price rise significantly has in the past caused a drop off in high value betting). Therefore after more testing on the trading engine I’m using if it proves to be viable for an additional revenue stream I’ll put this into the Janus pool for divs.

Etcbets.com is growing fairly well, this message applies entirely to NXT betting on BetterBets.io and it’s significant decline this month.

I’ll keep everyone posted, as I cannot day trade full time getting this bot perfect would have direct results on income potential in time. As well as the rest of our sites in development.

The above trading is entirely my own thing and idea outside Janus team, so I’ll be using personal funds for now to fuel its start.

ETCBets.com

Speaking of unpredictable betting results, one ETCBets.com player (and Janus community member) hit the jackpot this week, which might result in a significantly lower dividend from that business this month.

https://twitter.com/ETCbets/status/874716455710982144

Business in the pipeline

This is it!

The long-awaited social fintech site from Janus, http://TradeMimic.com, is coming. Use the ‘Subscribe’ button on the site in order to receive periodic updates or just visit it to sit back and watch the countdown.

Expectations are high: this will be the first of the well-prepared large scale business ventures from the Janus Team, plus the one that will kick off Alphonso Morris Jr. as a spearhead and brand manager, with a team of professional crypto- and FOREX-traders up the sleeve to help the social marketing.

 

More information: #janusproject (Join Nxtchat on Slack) | Twitter

History and news: https://www.nxter.org/ae-janus-4348103880042995903

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  • Adelphoi Token at Exchanges

In more exciting news from last week, the Adelphoi token has been added to new exchanges as well as to the popular coinmarketcap.com.

Dusil writes:

Just three weeks after the close of our ICO, ADL is listed on another exchange CryptoDAO:

BTC/ADL: https://cryptodao.com/site/index/ADL/BTC
LTC/ADL: https://cryptodao.com/site/index/ADL/LTC
ETH/ADL: https://cryptodao.com/site/index/ADL/ETH
USD/ADL: https://cryptodao.com/site/index/ADL/USD
DASH/ADL: https://cryptodao.com/site/index/ADL/DASH

and the MT4 Based PRO Webtrade Platform: BTC/ADL: https://cryptodao.com/trade2/index?symbol=cryptodaoadlbtc

Our members are actively reaching out to new exchanges. This is a great example of how our community works together to succeed. If you have ideas or exchanges contacts to list ADL, then please email us at adel@adelphoi.io.

ADL is now on CryptoDAO, Stocks.Exchange and the Nxt Asset Exchange.

Please take a moment and actively share this announcement. Bittrex and other exchanges coming soon.

More information: www.adelphoi.io

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DEVELOPMENT

 

  • ARDR, Ardor, IGNIS and the Snapshot Block

Lots of (repetitive) questions are being asked in nxtchat.slack.com about the Ardor and IGNIS snapshots, issuance and timeframe. Fastest way to a FAQ is:
https://www.reddit.com/r/Ardor/comments/55tpc4/frequently_asked_questions_xpost_rnxt/

mrv777 sums the roadmap up like this:

Current plan from Jean-Luc:

1. ICO of Ignis, to last a month or so.

(There will likely be some time gap between the end of the ICO and the snapshot, could be days or weeks.)

2. One-time snapshot of ARDR and NXT balances (and aliases, MS currency names, etc).

3. Launch Ardor. The distribution of ARDR and IGNIS will be in the Ardor Genesis block.

ARDR

ARDR tokens have been distributed already!

The ARDR you hold in your Nxt account will be re-issued as tokens on the Ardor Blockchain.

The passphrase to your Nxt account will give you access to your Ardor Blockchain account as well.

 

Lead developer Jean-Luc recently added:

the ARDR token will be frozen at the snapshot block and no further transactions [on the Nxt blockchain] with it will be possible.

This is to avoid profiting from the ARDR asset token on the Nxt Blockchain once the Ardor network has been created.

IGNIS 

Information about the ICO:
https://www.jelurida.com/ico

TL;DR:

Jelurida will hold an IGNIS ICO for 50% of the tokens.

NXT holders will receive the remaining 50% IGNIS tokens automatically, 0,5 IGNIS for each 1 NXT they hold.

The distribution will happen in accordance to a 1-time snapshot of the Nxt Blockchain prior to the Ardor Genesis.

Full details of the ICO terms and conditions, with exact amounts and timeline, will be published as soon as all details have been finalized, but this will be at least one week before the start of the ICO.

 

 

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  • Europe’s Largest Blockchain Startup Competition

Do you have an idea to revolutionize the insurance industry? This contest can give you the necessary push to turn your idea into a project and earn a large sum of money.

APPLY NOW TO WIN $100,000! Bring your InsurTech ideas to life! Do you have a team or innovative startup? Then turn your idea into cash and win $100,000, one year of free office space and professional coaching!

Nxt Foundation member Travin Keith says:

I know some of the people running it. They’re great professionals and can really help a project move forward. Also, they welcome Nxt and Ardor-based solutions, so I encourage people to apply!

Check the participation criteria here.

Source: http://www.blockchaincompetition.ch/en/

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NXT IN THE MEDIA

  • Steemit – NXT and ARDOR are going through the Roof

Source: https://steemit.com/cryptocurrency/@askaran/nxt-and-ardor-are-going-through-the-roof

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  • Janus Token Registers Phenomenal Growth 

As Janus sends out a press release about its past, present, and future, Nxt and its Asset Exchange gets a little mention too.

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PRICE EVOLUTION

  • TradingView – ARDOR breakout coming?

 

Source: https://www.tradingview.com/chart/ARDRBTC/EAd2xgxd-ARDOR-breakout-coming/

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  • Trading View – NXT Short Corrections

NXT SOLID PROJECT & FUNDAMENTALS- TIME FOR SHORT NOW-BETTER BUY TARGET IS BETWEEN 4000-5500
HODL IF YOU GOT IN EARLY!!! FUTURE IS BRIGHT:)
GOOD LUCK WITH YOUR TRADE! PLZ FEEL FREE TO COMMENT!

Source: https://www.tradingview.com/chart/NXTBTC/G3o0AV3I-NXT-SHORT-CORRECTION/

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  • Weekly NXT/ARDR Price Evolution

The following graphic shows the NXT / Bitcoin exchange price at Poloniex over this past week:

The following graphic shows the ARDR / Bitcoin exchange price at Poloniex over this past week:

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And that is it for this week! Stay tuned as we continue to provide you with an all-in-one platform for your news of Nxt, Ardor and the ever growing position of prominence we have within the rapid and fast changing blockchain technology landscape. Our commitment to you, dear readers, is to keep you informed.

Nxt News – May 2017 (IV): Only Those Who Will Risk Going Too Far Can Possibly Find Out How Far One Can Go

May 2017 (IV)

 

Here’s some of the latest news about Nxt over this past week in May:

NXT COMMUNITY

DEVELOPMENT

NXT IN THE MEDIA

PRICE EVOLUTION

 

Here below are more details about each of these:

 

NXT COMMUNITY

  • Jelurida – Blockchain Expo Europe 2017

Jean-Luc, Nxt and Ardor core developer, has announced that Kristina Kalcheva and Tomislav Gountchev, both members of Jelurida, will be attending  the Blockchain Expo Europe 2017 event, which will take place on the 1st and 2nd of June in Berlin. This event will be focused on learning and building partnerships in the emerging blockchain space and will explore the industries that are set to be disrupted the most by this new technology. These include: legal sectors, financial services, healthcare, insurance, energy, music, government, real estate, and numerous others.

Jean-Luc states:

Jelurida will be presented by Kristina and Tomi at Blockchain Expo Europe June 1-2, 2017 in Estrel, Berlin.

This event will be bringing together more than 1500 people across key industries for two days of world-class content from leading brands embracing and developing cutting-edge blockchain technologies.

The Blockchain Industry conference track will look at a variety of platforms and services from startups to cloud providers, including developer networks, applications and APIs as well as the impact on legal, finance and government sectors with smart contracts.

Blockchain Technologies will focus on the evolution of blockchain and its applications. The conference will explore the many launches and trials being conducted, the different uses of blockchain technology in these verticals, and the vast opportunities in these sectors.

Source and more information: https://nxtforum.org/general-discussion/jelurida-attending-blockchain-expo-europe/msg232059/?topicseen#msg232059

https://blockchain-expo.com/europe

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  • Janus – Introducing Alphonso Morris Jr

On the 18th of May, the Janus team organized an interesting Questions and Answer (Q&A) session which was moderated by Travin Keith, Marketing Director and Blockchain Advisor of the Nxt Foundation, on the #janusproject channel on NxtChat on Slack. The aim of this event was to make public the addition of Alphonso Morris Jr as the new Content Product & Marketing Manager as well as Public Relations & Brand Ambassador for the Janus team.

Travin Keith, aka Marenkar, gave the starting signal this way:

Welcome everyone to the QA with the newest member of the Janus team, Mr. Alphonso Morris jr. I have personally verified his information to be accurate based on several techniques to prove identity.

Below are some answers given by Alphonso to the questions stated by users:

Question: Who are you and what is your career experience?

Alphonso: My full name is Alphonso Morris Jr… I have several years of experience in various fields not as much in the Crypto / Blockchain world more so in the fields of Photograpy, Event Planning & Promotions. Public Relalations Director, Artist Management, Personal Assistant, Music & Television for over 20yr

Q: What ways will you help the Janus team expand grow as both a team and future company?

A: Explaining how good something can be to others is easy when you have a team & product as good as this . Were all driven to succeed focused on producing quality, I believe creative minds tend to work well together my interactions with members of the team has been very good. I believe my 30 plus years of public relations, world travel and personal contacts will benefit the team as we grow. I’m anxious to get into the creative process.

Q: What advice do you have for potential investors looking at JANUS?

A: I joined the team two months ago and my observation of Janus is that its a solid company. They have good direction, good products, dedicated to their investors and their brand. Janus is also growing exponentially

Q: To what degree can you utilize your ‘special’ industry contacts to help your team gain an advantage with online business sites and other Janus activities?

A: From my personal experience we are only as good as our word on any level. Information is power in the right hands coming from the right people. I’ve earned mutual respect from some influential people in the entertainment industry who Iv’e worked for or with over the years. People like Ken Ehrlich (Tv Producer Grammys), AMA’s, Usher Raymond (Music Producer / Entertainer) I consider close contacts. There’s always the possibility of a outright endorsement of a product, company, idea or the like based how Bjorn wants to proccede… With my unlimited contacts in music and television it wouldn’t be a problem for me to explain Janus to as many influential people and companies as possible

Q: Since you are the brother of Boyz2Men member, do you know Beyonce through him? There’s a group trying to parody her name as blockchain.

A: She was on The Evolution tour with Destiny’s Child and Boyz II Men in 1997. I was their personal photographer during the tour.

Q: Speaking of Nxt, did you try to play with Nxt features? And if yes, what is your first impression?

A: Yes I have It installed and have looked at it. Its a very powerful platform!

The session extended for over an hour and there was time to discuss many questions about the present and future situation of Janus, but there was also time for sharing some personal and professional anecdotes from situations that only a person immersed in such a world as Alphonso has experienced throughout his career. No doubt he is a great addition to the Janus team.

You can read the full Q&A session on the #qa_answers channel on NxtChat on Slack.

Source and more information: https://www.nxter.org/ae-janus-4348103880042995903/

#janusproject (Link to join Nxtchat on Slack)

News compilation about Janus

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  • Adel – 20% Extra Bonus For The ICO Contributors

Adel, the blockchain project incubator that uses Nxt technology as a base to build its ecosystem, has recently published its 11th Whitepaper, titled “Foundation of a Community Accelerator”, where a new plan is outlined to make sure that enough funds are collected to move forward with building the Adel ecosystem and progressing with its roadmap.

This way, in case the 900 BTC minimum will not be reached, ICO contributors will have the opportunity to vote for the adoption of this new plan that will give ICO participants the ability to receive a new 20% Post-ICO bonus on their contributions, in addition to the ICO bonuses already achieved through the ICO. Contributors will also have the chance to ask for a refund of their contributions before this voting process takes place. You can find more details about all of the above in the aforementioned White Paper.

G. Dusil: the advantage is that 1st round contributors all get a 20% Post-ICO bonus plus their accumulated ICO bonus – contingent on the members voting on the plan outlined in the white paper. In other words, we either refund contributor BTCs back to participants, and no ADL will be issued, and no bonuses. Or contributors agree to the plan and get up to (a theoretical bonus limit of) 40% more in ADL. Make sense?.

At the same time, the Adel team has announced an initial agreement with the exchange Stocks.Exchange so that the new “Adel” token will be listed in this exchange once the ICO is over. This exchange was created by Vadym Kurylovych, a member of the Nxt communty, where, in addition to buying and selling some tokens like Nxt or BTC , you can also receive dividends on your account which are issued to token investors. This has already been done with the JNS assets that users can keep on their account in this exchange.

G. Dusil: We are excited to be working with Stocks.Exchange, as our first crypto exchange provider.

More information: ICO Portal

The Adel ICO is live

Stocks.Exchange ICO

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  • Ardor – Bundler example

On the 15th of May, Marenkar opened a 1250 ARDR bounty (i.e. around 160$) on the Ardor channel on Reddit to the first user who could correctly expand and solve a challenge. The proposed challenge was:

Set Up

Jayne is forging ARDR and let’s assume that he will forge the next block.

Mal sets up bundler with

Minimum Rate = 5 IGNIS/ARDR Therefore, a single basic transaction will cost 0.5 IGNIS because 5/1 = 0.5/0.1 where 0.1 ARDR is the base transaction fee.

Fee Limit = 10 ARDR Therefore, Alice will pay the maximum fee of 10 ARDR ( VERIFY This means that once 10 ARDR has been paid, the bundler will be shut down. )

Overpay = 0 ARDR No overpay in effect. ( EXPAND In your example, include an overpay more than 0 and explain what happens to it)

Transaction

River sends 5 IGNIS to Simon and pays 0.5 IGNIS to Mal, as he is the only bundler ( EXPAND Explain what happens if another bundler is present. What condition would make Mal be the bundler over the other bundler? Also include the information of the other bundler like how I did with Mal’s. Use whatever other name you like. ). Mal then receives the 0.5 IGNIS.

There are no other transactions in the child chain block so Mal pays Jayne the 0.1 ARDR fee to include the transaction in the block.

It did not take long before GCMartinelli, a new community member, solved the problem by drafting a detailed response which was later confirmed and accepted as valid by some of the Ardor core developers, thus winning the prize. You can see the full explanation on the Ardor channel on Reddit. We recommend that you frequently check this channel in case more bounties come up.

Source: https://www.reddit.com/r/Ardor/comments/6b8n9e/ardor_bounty_opportunity_bundler_example/

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  • Jelurida – Ignis ICO

As we already announced some months ago, the IGNIS token will be the primary transactional token on the Ardor network when it launches, and until new child chains are spawned. Ignis tokens will be distributed ~ 50/50 to NXT holders/Nxt core development team. The ~ 50% Ignis which are to be distributed to the core development team will be theirs to use to fund the continued development of the Nxt and Ardor platforms.

Jean-Luc, wrote:

Ignis will be created in the Genesis block of Nxt 2.0. At the moment NXT holders will get 50% Ignis of their NXT balance. The other 50% will be reserved for the devs, for instance to do an ICO with, or something else. As this is still one year in the future, the exact method of this is still being debated.

This week, Jelurida, the corporation that brings together all the Nxt and Ardor core developers, has announced that it’s preparing an announcement with more details about the upcoming Ignis ICO:

Jelurida will conduct an ICO (Initial Coin Offering) for most of the 500,000,000 remaining IGNIS coins planned to be created, in a crowdfunding sale, to be performed before the above mentioned snapshot. The funds collected in the ICO will be used by Jelurida to ensure the future development of the Nxt and Ardor blockchain platforms. Some small percentage of IGNIS coins may be kept by Jelurida for future use, but as the goal of the ICO is to provide financing for the company, most of the funds collected will be converted to fiat and not kept in crypto.

Full details of the ICO terms and conditions, with exact amounts and timeline, will be published as soon as all details have been finalized, but at least one week before the start of the ICO.


Source: https://www.jelurida.com/ico

Ardor and Ignis distribution

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  • Shuffling – ARDR Assets

Coin and Assets Shuffling is a core feature on Nxt which enables users to mix their funds quickly and efficiently with other users’ funds by creating a random mapping between the existing user accounts and new recipient accounts provided by the users.

A few months ago it was customary that some members of the Nxt community set up a weekly “shuffling party” to make use of this Nxt feature and shuffle some NXT in a decentralized manner with differente users, thus showing the world the potential and abilities of this platform.

Recently, lurker10 has invited the community to re-launch this interesting initiative but, this time, using the ARDR asset for the shuffling.

lurker10 states:

The first party time was amid grim times of the bear market, the link has insights for what to expect and best practices: https://nxtforum.org/general-discussion/shuffling-party-time/

Let’s do it again for ARDR asset on Shuffling Sundays?

Please remember that participants must keep their node running at the time the shuffling process takes place in order for it to finish properly, together with other minor conditions. Initially, the agreed on time was on Sundays between 15:00 UTC and 18:00 UTC, because this was the time which was most convenient for multiple time zones in order to have the largest number of participants. However, always check the active shufflings in your Nxt client to see which ones are open.

Jean-Luc also states:

One good reason to shuffle ARDR now is that on the Ardor platform it will not be shuffleable, parent chain does not support coin shuffling. Do it now before the snapshot, while it is still an asset.

Source and more information https://nxtforum.org/general-discussion/shuffling-party-time-(ardr-edition)/msg232092/?topicseen#msg232092

https://nxtwiki.org/wiki/Coin_Shuffling

https://bitbucket.org/JeanLucPicard/nxt/issues/325/coin-shuffling

http://crypsys.mmci.uni-saarland.de/projects/CoinShuffle/coinshuffle.pdf

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  • Job offer – Java / Blockchain Developers and Senior Blockchain Engineer

The blockchain industry and its applications are booming. As a result, more and more people are interested in this technology and new developers join this ecosystem everyday. Recently, some job offers were published on Nxtforum and NxtChat on Slack related to blockchain. The candidates must have enough familiarity and expertise with the Nxt blockchain. These are the job offers:

kirbypuckett states:

…The company’s developing on open source version at the moment but is in advanced discussions with Jelurida about license

Flgalaxy is a FinTech company founded in 2015 with the goal of reaching out and letting consumers and merchants have the tools needed to build lasting relationships with customers. It builds applications using the power of blockchain architecture to offer secure borderless commerce options from the ground up.

We strive to further the movement around the world to open up markets and empower individuals and businesses alike to work together and establish prosperous local communities while also bringing people together by further allowing people with unique products to get them to the public.
We hope that with the advanced tools that we provide, our partners can continue to grow and develop new businesses and build strong relationships with customers by rewarding them in ways that help them continue to enjoy the new products that come as a result of their efforts. We believe that the blockchain is an a powerful emerging force in freeing the global economy and that is why we have chosen to place our time and effort into building apps that leverage its strengths to continue the process of removing barriers and rewarding consumers and businesses alike.

Source: https://nxtforum.org/job-board/recruiting-java-blockchain-developers-great-pay-in-london-office/

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  • Nxter Magazine – 2000 Followers on Twitter and 450 Newsletter Subscribers

We have a reason to celebrate! Nxter’s twitter account has reached 2000 followers and our weekly email newsletter is already regularly sent to over 450 subscribers! Thank you all!Nxter is a community driven initiative, so we encourage you to keep giving us your support and sharing our news and articles to achieve wider visibility. Remember that you can also publish your own articles, subscribe to our newsletter, or follow us on social networks, in order to always stay on top of everything that happens around Nxt and Ardor.

More information: Nxter.org Twitter

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DEVELOPMENT

  • Beecrypt – A Decentralized P2P Exchange That Will Be Built On Top of Ardor

Beecrypt is company based in Bangalore, India, managed by highly specialized technology experts, successful entrepreneurs, and veterans in the semiconductor & fintech industry. This company has recently announced that Beecrypt’s flagship product, Migretor, a decentralized P2P exchange for cryptocurrency, as well as a wallet, will be built on top of Ardor.

Migretor would be featuring:

  • Usability with an easy to use application which runs ubiquitously on all platforms
  • Secure, with no custodian for user funds. Users will be in full control with no trusted third party of their funds
  • Utmost transparency in exchanging in a decentralized manner by locally signing all transactions before broadcasting to the network
  • Unprecedented privacy with end-to-end encrypted message exchanges
  • Robust, effective against DDoS
  • On chain transactions
  • Cost-effective exchange

Hariharan Parasuraman, CEO at Beecrypt states:

Beecrypt is excited to develop Migretor on top of the Ardor blockchain platform as it offers the first real world solution to the blockchain bloat problem.

Source and more information: https://www.jelurida.com/beecrypt-migretor-decentralized-exchange

http://beecrypt.io/index.html#partners

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NXT IN THE MEDIA

  • The Wiring – Ardor Fees, Child Chain Fees, Bundlers, Forgers… Let’s Clarify

TheWireMaster, an active member of the Nxt community, and admin at NxtFolks as well as the composer of the Ardor song, has recently published an article titled “Ardor Fees, Child Chain Fees, Bundlers, Forgers… Let’s Clarify” at TheWiring.com. The text explains how the forging process on the Ardor main chain will work as today’s NXT forging. However, in Ardor, these blocks will contain transactions from the main chain and from the child chains. The Ardor main chain will be the only one forging and providing the blockchain infrastructure to all child chains.

The article includes some practical examples showing how the bundling process works.

A “bundler” is the link between the child chain and the main chain. It’s the one that collects the child chain fees and then pays the main chain (Ardor) to pack those transactions in a block…

…The field “Minimum Rate” is a multiplier for the defined Ardor fee for that specific transaction. The result of that multiplication will be the minimum transaction fee in child chain token users will have to pay so that the bundler will bundle their child chain transaction

“Fee Limit” is the total amount you want to spend in Ardor fees.

“Overpay” is the extra you want to pay more in case of competing bundlers. This is a multiplier of what you will pay in terms of Ardor fee.

Let’s hypothetically assume that these are the fixed prices for a couple of transaction in Ardor (still in development so let’s not be too picky with the exact amounts):

Basic transaction (money transfer, sending message, etc): 0.1 Ardor
Asset issuing: 1000 Ardor

Now lets assume a bundler is set with these parameters:

Minimum Rate: 10
Fee Limit: 200
Overpay: 0.1

Someone now sends a message to someone else in the Ignis child chain. The client will automatically set the fee to the minimum fee offered by the bundlers. Let’s assume that our bundler is the only one, then the fee that will be applied will be:

0.1 Ardor fee x 10 Minimum Rate = 1 Ignis

So the message will be delivered with 1 Ignis fee.

The bundler then has to pay 0.1 Ardor + (0.1 Ardor x 0.1 Overpay) = 0.11 Ardor

Source and more information: https://thewiring.com/2017/05/19/ardor-fees-child-chain-fees-bundlers-forgers-lets-clarify/

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PRICE EVOLUTION

  • TradingView – Time to Continue this Crazy Race with NXT

TradingView is an advanced financial visualization platform that is easy and intuitive to use, with many users around the world making use of it. The service provides all the charting tools you need to share and view your trading strategies.

Recently, a technical analysis of the NXT price has been carried out by Paulto. This user has given his thoughts of the path that NXT’s price is going to follow.

The Bears left a dance floor, new strong lever support detected, seems like a good time to enter this mad train now

We’d like to point out that we are just sharing the opinion of an analyst because they are referring to NXT. However, that doesn’t mean that Nxter approves nor disapproves this opinion. Investors are always responsible for doing their proper research and analyzing the risks when investing in volatile markets such as cryptocurrencies.

Source: https://www.tradingview.com/chart/NXTBTC/JkklY8cv-Time-to-continue-this-crazy-Race-with-NXT/

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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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