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Nxter News – May 2018 (III): The Surest Way To Make Your Dreams Come True Is To Live Them

May (III)

 

Welcome, dear Nxters and other followers!

Our dream is a world in which society is all around better, more accountable, more connected, and more convenient – all powered by distributed ledger technology: blockchain. We are living out our dream of a world in which ecosystems of decentralized apps exist and our data is secure and untampered and our voting systems are reliable and immutable. Our dream has a long way to go before it comes to complete fruition, but every week we see progress. Yes, the world seems to have embraced ICO’s, but there is so much more to the technology than trading tokens that are pumped by (insert clueless celebrity here) marketing. Everyone can dream, but not everyone follows through on them. Perhaps you, dear reader, can be inspired by us to make the world better – or at the very least be inspired by our passion and knowledge to join us on our journey. Our journey is only just beginning and we might not know the path, but we do know the end.

Last week as we lived our dream, much happened – especially in the Meetup space, Lior wrote two articles that we summarized – one about the use of Lightweight Contracts and a second concerning Transaction Vouchers, videos were released, an Ardor based proof-of-concept DEX was presented to Binance, Ignis micro-messaging app FreeBird concluded their airdrop and ICO,  Bitswift talks about their new CASH token, and much more.

We welcome back our old readers and warmly welcome our new ones. We want our readers to stay up-to-date with the blockchain evolution and we also want our readers to keep themselves and, their data, as safe as possible. Become experts in the Nxt / Ardor / Ignis blockchain ecosystem. So lean back and learn about all of last week’s progress.

 

COMMUNITY

MEETUPS

DEVELOPMENT

BUSINESSES ON ARDOR

IN THE MEDIA

PRICE EVOLUTION

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


 COMMUNITY

  • Jelurida

As much as we are eagerly waiting for the reveal of the Nxt, Ignis and Ardor roadmap from Jelurida, which will be announced live in Korea this week, it has not been a boring week.

Much of the week went into attending conferences. Also, Lior expanded upon his introduction of Lightweight Contracts with more informative posts about these user-created smart contracts on Ardor. A presentation of a new feature that has been added to the roadmap, “Vouchers” was also explained in more detail.

Read more about this, in the “Development” section down below.

Video – What are the Long-term Business Projections for Jelurida

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  • Binance – Dexathon

Last week we announced that community member Patoshi was going to demonstrate an Ardor based DEX to Binance, one of today’s most popular crypto exchanges. Binance launched a “Dexathon” to help them create a new decentralized exchange engine that will run on their own native blockchain: Binance Chain.

Patoshi stood up for us and offered them this:

https://testardor.enchantaddress.com
wat u guys think…
seems real…

After the presentation, Patoshi warned us that a video of the seance will be coming:

it went well! many liked the demo of the reskin and kept thinking it was done by binance…. i have it recorded. i’ll process it and upload it.

Thanks for the work, and the demonstration in NYC!

xCubicle, a blockchain lab on Wall Street gives a proof-of-concept demo for the Binance DEX competition being held in 2018. The demo uses the Ardor blockchain platform to build out the decentralized exchange along with other features like crowdfunding to KYC restrictions.

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  • Jaxx Multiwallet will Include Nxt, Ardor, and Ignis

Last week it was pre-announced that Jaxx will include support for our three favorite tokens!

Elizabeth wrote:

Update after the Decentral Cruise where they announced the new Jaxx hardware wallet will be released on July 1. Get ready because it should include Ardor, NXT and Ignis, I hoped for specific mention in the announcement but they didn’t mention included tokens. Let’s watch for more details.

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  • Video – IS ARDOR A GOOD BUY? LET’S GO DEEPER!!!

A deep and long look at Ardor. The narrator believes Ardor is a good investment and goes into a thorough explanation as to why. This might not be shocking news for longtime readers but it is always good seeing the wider crypto-sphere confirm our beliefs with independent, unbiased analysis.

A couple days ago I put Ardor on your radar as a good buying opportunity, Today I wanna dive deeper and take a look into what ardor does and if it’s a good investment. Straight forward & easy to understand.

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MEETUPS

Build the tech and they will come – to Meetups! Last week was a busy week for the public-facing figures in Jelurida, Ardor Nxt Group, and the community. Oxford, Monaco, London, and NYC all were visited!

Here’s a recap of the action:

Jelurida at Oxford University, May 14th

Alberto Fernandez (almonte) wrote:

We had an amazing experience in the yesterday event. Some attendees from the University of Oxford had an idea. They want to setup an Oxford public node for experimenting and being part of the community. The issue is that they do not have funds so I came up with the idea that maybe it might appear some community members willing to lease their balance for them.

Are you willing to contribute leasing your forging power? Please let me know so I can synchronise everything, once everything is set up.

Although the current Ardor transactions fees are very low in terms of rewarding the nodes, the profits would go towards the society’s events, so not for profit of course. It is really interesting that they want to test a rasp pi 3 for forging and get some measures. Thanks! Once they configure their node I´ll let you know the address.

You can contact Almonte on the ArdorNxt Slack, or drop us a line in the comments field.

Source
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  • Monaco International Blockchain, May 16th -17th

Berzelius, networking, panel discussion, a beer and the girls – good times!

More info

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  • Global Blockchain Technology Summit, May 17th -18th

Jelurida sponsored this London event.

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  • Consensus 2018

Elizabeth, the director of the ANG, attended Consensus 2018 in NYC.

Elizabeth updated the community along the way, in Slack

In case you missed it in another thread, I just set up a meeting with a man and his colleagues about smart city applications when I am in Arizona next month.

Right before that I connected with a man who wants me to speak at his meetup soon.

I met some really interesting people over lunch including some blockchain builder consultants that said our platform was on their radar and a CEO of a sharing community that wants to build a big blockchain project.

I’m going to try to give you a play-by-play so you will see how productive these events can be.

But maybe of more interest meeting @alex0909 and @gabriel. Here’s proof, I’ll try to grab a photo with Alex the next time I see him

 

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Jealous of all the cool events that you did not go to? No worries as there are many opportunities to meet us, showcase your support, passion, or curiosity about Nxt, Ardor, and Ignis in the coming weeks.

ANG and the community have been compiling the blockchain Meetup events across the ecosystem: https://teamup.com/ksv4ccmkufbpbqp86o.

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Upcoming:

  • Korea Israel Innovation Center, May 23th – 29th

Ardor Roadmap and Lightweight Contracts

Monday, May 28, 2018, 7:00 PM

Dream Plus Gangnam
311 Gangnam-daero, Seocho 2(i)-dong Seoul, KR

48 Members Attending

Learn about the most technologically advanced blockchain protocol from a core developer and blockchain expert. Lior Yaffe of Jelurida will present the Ardor platform and NXT blockchain roadmap and demo our unique Lightweight Contracts and Transaction Vouchers features. We will leave time for questions and open discussion. See https://www.jelurida.c…

Check out this Meetup →

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  • Blockshow Europe, May 28-29th 

Veronica wrote:

We will continue to expand our community and keep Jelurida at the forefront of the Fintech market in Berlin, at the end of May, as we attend Blockshow Europe.

Myself, along with longtime community members like Alberto Fernandez (@almonte), Gabriel Francesch (@gabriel) and Moritz Warntjen (@mrmoejoe) will meet in person and have the opportunity to network together. Can’t wait!

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  • CEBIT Festival 2018 in Hannover, on June 11th -15th

Veronica wrote:

Of all the startup platforms in Europe at the moment, none are as fast-growing or international in scope as SCALE11 at CEBIT, and Jelurida is pleased to announce that we will be on stage & have a booth within the Blockchain zone of the conference. This is exciting exposure, and we are proud to represent Ardor, Nxt, and Ignis at this event!

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  • Blockchain Hackathon – Larson Group – July 13-15th, Zürich, Switzerland

Do you have experience with using the Nxt API, or the Ardor platform’s API? Here’s an open call for you. Let us know if you go.

They wrote:

This Blockchain Hackathon is looking to generate ideas that solve real business problems in a short period of time. The core Hackathon subject is Interoperability between Blockchains and Blockchain and Distributed Ledger Technology solution development. All are welcome; if you are a Coder / Programmer / Developer / Software Engineer, Data Scientist, Computer Scientist, Project Manager, Business Analyst, Business Architect or Life Hacker, please get in touch. Programmers / Coders / Developers / Software Engineers are required to have one or more of the following technical skills:

Ethereum, Hyperledger, R3 Corda, EOS, Lisk, Cardano, Nxt, Java, C++, C#, .Net, Node.js, Angular

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DEVELOPMENT

 

  • Lior Yaffe in Medium – Lightweight Contracts Design

Jelurida has been very busy developing their new Lightweight Contracts concept. Lior wrote about the latest changes that he and the other devs at Jelurida have been at work on. This article does a good job of explaining the technical side of implementing and triggering Lightweight Contracts and goes into deeper detail on “Vouchers” and their usefulness and versatility – analogous to an invoice, but nowhere near as limiting in scope.

He wrote:

To summarize, the design of the lightweight contract feature is rapidly progressing. In the upcoming days, we will release additional examples of new contracts functionality which addresses real use cases, explains how transaction vouchers work, and how they can be easily integrated with contracts to unleash the full power of decentralized applications.

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  • Lior Yaffe in Hackernoon – Introduction to Transaction Vouchers

If it seems like we are hammering you on the head with Transaction Vouchers, hey – thanks for noticing! This is a very useful and immediately applicable concept that Jelurida is being a thought-leader in. As mentioned above, a Transaction Voucher can be thought of as a secure invoice for payment that is easier to use than the current methods. Anyone who has tried to send funds to or from an external third-party exchange, like Bittrex, knows how scary and intimidating the process is. It may not be that hard, but it sure can look less intimidating and Transaction Vouchers are going to go a long way towards making such payments easier and more secure, such is the dream after all!

Lior wrote:

Think about transaction vouchers like an invoice. A request to pay a certain amount to a certain address signed by the private key of the recipient. The idea is based on the Bitcoin Payment Request proposal but using the rich functionality of Ardor/Ignis, we can do so much more.

The voucher itself is a JSON format, composed of the transaction json, transaction bytes and a digital signature of the transaction bytes.

Say, Alice wants Bob to pay her 100 IGNIS. She logs into the Ardor wallet using Bob’s account and sends payment as if she were Bob. Of course, she does not have Bob’s passphrase, so she cannot submit the transaction. Instead, she signs Bob’s payment using her passphrase and generates a voucher.

Alice then downloads the voucher and emails it to Bob.

Bob receives the voucher and loads it into the Ardor wallet. The Ardor wallet automatically verifies that the voucher signature is valid and that the voucher bytes are a correct representation of the voucher transaction JSON. After validation succeeds, the wallet presents Bob with the request, it shows Alice’s address as the recipient, the amount she wants him to pay, any attached messages and any other transaction parameters.

All Bob needs to do is validate the data, sign, and submit the transaction using his passphrase.

(…)

But vouchers are not limited to payments. They can be used for any transaction type supported by Ignis. For example Bob wants to delegate a poll vote to Alice. (…) Or, as another example, Charlie, a forging pool operator, wants Bob to lease his balance to his pool. Again he performs the leasing request on behalf of Bob, then sends a voucher that Bob needs to sign and submit.

Source

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  • Ardor Lite Update

Updates from the Ardor Lite project. The creator is accepting feedback on changes that you would like to see added to the Android app – and an iOS app is in development.

mrv777 wrote:

Version 0.8.4 of Ardor lite released to the Google play app store. Changes include:
• Korean added to translations (in time for the South Korea meetup)
• Loading splash screen added
• Clicking on coin exchange prices now loads that price and displays the max available at that price
• If <0.001 on coin exchange, says that instead of rounding to
• Fix decimal formatting for buy/sell in coin exchange
• Styling improvments
• Increased max amount of trades shown in coin exchange
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=mrv.ardor.lite

If anyone has any more suggestions for Ardor Lite please let me know. I am trying to finalize version 1.0 for Android and iOS. Everything looks good on Android currently, iOS needs some styling tweaks

Anyone want to test on iOS?

https://ardornxt.slack.com/files/U0M91QZCP/FASUWCK51/ardor_lite_0.8.7.ipa

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  •  Weekly Reminder: Forge OR lease your forging power

Did you read that call for ARDR holders to support students by leasing their balance to them?

Nxter, if you are not forging, please consider leasing your balance to a hub like the above. By doing so, you do not just support a great project, you’ll also be securing your investment in the blockchain. Why? Forgers create all new Ardor blocks, confirm all child chain transactions, and secure the whole Ardor network.

Don’t you know how to lease your balance?

In the Client Dashboard, under your balance, click More Info

Select Account Leasing > Lease your balance to another account

Enter the account you want to lease your balance to

Calculate fee (it’s 0.1 ARDR). Lease Balance.

You can submit 2 leasing transactions just after each other and prolong the leasing period to 92 days. By leasing your balance you do not put your ARDR at risk – you can still use, spend, and move them as you wish. Your coins and your passphrase are not sent to the forging hub – it only gets the ability to forge with your balance.

To support the University of Oxford’s public node, contact almonte or leave us a comment.

Nxter Magazine’s forging account is ARDOR-NYJW-6M4F-6LG2-76FR5 – you’ll support our work.

Bitswift has a forging hub with payouts here.
And the good old https://ardorpool.tezzigator.com has payouts too.

Want to forge by yourself? Read more about the forging algorithm here, and don’t forget SegfaultSteve’s advise!

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BUSINESSES ON ARDOR

 

  • FreeBird 2.0 – Update

Last week the FreeBird team announced that their airdrop and ICO are complete! More FBC tokens can be had by frequent users of their new microblog platform.

Goodrain wrote:

Airdrop and 2.0 ICO is finished.

Freebird 2.0 is now available. In order to promote this decentralized microblog system, we launched dividends and active user rewards.

1. Dividends
All FBC (IGNIS asset:10901629157658360185) holders will receive 1% dividend every week. We have prepared 80,000,000 FBC for dividends.

2. Active user rewards
Every week, we will select up to 50 active users to send FBC rewards. Active users are those who publish messages on FreeBird 2.0. We have prepared 20,000,000 FBC for rewards.

The above activities will take effect from today until the end of the rewards.

Source

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  • Bitswift Child Chain Update

Last week Bitswift had the following updates, including their CASH token.

bitswiftbro wrote:

instead of focusing on how to build a better blockchain, we focus on apps that connect people to the blockchain
each app having some business aspect to it.. some purpose.

A practical guide to generating passive crypto token rewards on the Bitswift blockchain

Paul Busch

I am most excited for CASH token as we will be marketing it as a “digital currency” and plan to integrate it into future platforms. For example there is nothing saying we cant enable the decentralized marketplace, and have CASH being the primary currency for that market place. I have some other ideas in regards to gaming and CASH token, where we could have a gaming divison of Bitswift that focuses on developing VR content that utilize CASH token. (I am a big fan of VR). Actually I have been thinking quite a bit about using CASH token as the basis for an economy inside a virtual reality world. Where community members could visit to claim CASH tokens, I wonder how CASH could be used to influence player locations and interactions.

I feel volume will pick up as we continue to add more utility to the tokens. Our tech business is also getting an increase in amount of interest from our general business customers regarding crypto. Part of the reason we are releasing Bitswift.cash is so that these users can just enter our ecosystem through that platform which will act as an exchange on its own.
I think Bitswift.cash could also be used as a proof of concept for universal basic income on the blockchain.

LtBrix
Will users be able to trade cash for other cryptocurrencies?

Paul Busch
Yes there will be a market for CASH tokens on the asset exchange.
This is a platform that we support, so expect the market to have support.
Working on legals, business stuff, adding some stats on the CASH token market, testing, more testing, move flexepin service to production, release.

Distribution will happen through the bitswift.cash platform. Users have to claim cash token there to recieve it. Either that or trade it on the asset exchange. Each user can claim the same amount per day.

So the market will go live when we offically launch the platform. ETA… not sure.. it seems to take lawyers a long time to do things. I would hope that we have it publicly available within 30 days or so. That is of course if we are not finding any problems.

Bitswift cash is just one application on bitswift. It provides a use case example for how applications may use the blockchain.
Ardor already has AEUR, the euro gateway, so I am thinking Bitswift.cash will become the Canadian gateway. It should be relatively easy to hook up other payment methods like interac E transfer online, and even credit card for those users we really trust, such as our current business customers.

LtBrix
How many ppl are working on Bitswift with you?

Paul Busch
There are 2 core people doing the blockchain dev stuff, myself doing project management, then we have a few community members who do various things, such as making our reddit look nice for example. Then our tech business has 5 guys doing stuff, and we have admin (my wife) who takes care of all the paperwork. Mike (my brother ) manages all the bitswift.shop stuff. Hes doing a really good job with that, if you check out the products now everything is really nicely formatted and such, hes done that all.

Join Bitswift on TelegramDiscord, and Reddit.

Learn more about the Bitswift ecosystem

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IN THE MEDIA

  • What Is Action Coin?

Months ago we wrote about the Action Coin and their ICO. But apart from existing, many people do not know who they are or what differentiates them from thousands of other legitimate platforms out there. In short, they say they are a blockchain-based reward program that is built on Nxt, so there was an airdrop for anyone with a balance of NXT on the Nxt blockchain. We caution against using your Nxt passphrase to login to their site to check on your ACTN tokens as we do not know how secure their site is – use your account address if you want to check your balance – ALWAYS SAFEGUARD YOUR PASSPHRASE.

They wrote:

Action Coin is built on Nxt Blockchain technology

The first cryptocurrency, Bitcoin, was launched only nine years ago. Today there are more than 1500 known cryptocurrencies, and the number of coins is increasing every day. Many of these digital assets are tailored towards payments, but some offer much more than that.

On February 8th 2018, we cloned the Nxt Public Blockchain, thereby forming the basis of the Action Coin Public Blockchain. Our clone includes all of the wallets that were on the Nxt Blockchain when we took the snapshot, and 10% of the total Action Coin supply was automatically airdropped to all (more than 234,000) Nxt holders (as per the terms of the Jelurida JPL), at the approximate ratio of one (1) ACTN for every Nxt held on that date.

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PRICE EVOLUTION

  • TradingView – ARDOR: 600%+ Potential, Next Cycle in BTC! by PeacefulWarrior

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  • TradingView – Ardor (ARDBTC) Good Buying Opportunity by FX_Academy

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  • TradingView – NXT: Road to the Great Profits! by PeacefulWarrior

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  • TradingView – ARDR Cheeky 20% by Cryptonite_trader

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  • Weekly NXT/ARDR/IGNIS Price Evolution

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

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

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

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That is all for this week, Nxters. Follow us on Twitter or Telegram for important breaking updates during the week as they happen. The blockchain world is growing and progressing with every passing week and our dreams are that much closer to being realized and fulfilled! Progress is hard work, but it is worth it. Learning about blockchains like Ardor is going to be work, but it will pay off once you begin seeing the immediate benefits, trust us. See you back here next week. We will keep you updated on the growing world of distributed ledger technology.

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

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Nxter News – May 2018 (II): Life Can Only Be Understood Backwards; But It Must Be Lived Forwards

May (II)

Welcome, dear Nxters and other followers!

Progress is not always elegant or “picture-perfect.” Progress is often slow, painful, but ultimately greatly worth the momentary inconveniences of the growing pains. The computer did not change our lives in a day, it took decades for the technology to mature to benefit the average person. Then came the internet which exploded in popularity after only years. Now we have blockchain and ICO’s and cryptocurrencies and the like. America continues to, slowly, appreciate and regulate ICO’s and tokens like XRP and ETH – more ICO’s are planned for this year than ever before and we are at the forefront of this technological evolution! Progress is moving forward and learning these things – if this scares you, well, it should not, it should excite you! Last week we challenged you to spend an hour using the Ardor client. Did you do it?

We are not here to judge you, rather we are here to guide you through all this. Last week was eventful for the Nxt / Ardor / Ignis community. Jelurida released an intermediate roadmap, new videos, we warn you about filthy scammers, we reviewed the Ardor Blockchain Bootcamp course on Udemy and confirmed that you, yes you can become an advanced user of Ignis and Jelurida’s Ardor client. We bring you the latest info on the Triffic ICO, the latest Meetups that are happening  (and there are many), and much more!

We welcome back our old readers and warmly welcome our new ones. We want our readers to stay up-to-date with the blockchain evolution and we also want our readers to keep themselves and, their data, as safe as possible. Become experts in the Nxt / Ardor / Ignis blockchain ecosystem. So lean back and learn about all of last week’s progress.

 

COMMUNITY

MEETUPS

BUSINESSES ON ARDOR

DEVELOPMENT

IN THE MEDIA

PRICE EVOLUTION

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


 COMMUNITY

  • Jelurida

Ardor Roadmap Updated

Lior Yaffe, co-founder, core-developer, and spokesperson for Jelurida, posted on Slack last week:

Ardor/Ignis roadmap update:
As promised I’m posting an intermediate roadmap update for Q2/2018 in order to update the community about the development progress. The release of the full products roadmap, including NXT, is scheduled for the Ardor Seoul Meetup and will take place on May 28th.

What we announce today is as follows:

Q2/2018 release:
• Asset, Currency, Goods specific bundlers
• Translation of wallet to 14 languages
• Lightweight Contracts Add-on – testnet
• Transaction Vouchers – testnet
• Java 9 support

The Pruning and Snapshots feature will be available on testnet in Q3 and on mainnet in Q4.

We are making good progress with the design and implementation, however, we must make sure everything works 100%, before we can go live with such an important and unique feature.

And so, https://www.jelurida.com/ardor-roadmap shows the following changes:

Changes in the roadmap. Former roadmap (on the left, from Google Cache). New roadmap (on the right, from jelurida.com)

What is this  “Transaction Vouchers” now? And where did the “Additional child chains launched on mainnet” in Q2 go?

We will have to stay excited until the 28th of May when Lior goes on stage in Seoul, but following the indicators and action going on on the chats and forums, it is not a delay that we need to worry about. Triffic, the first child chain ICO on Ignis is not delayed, the Transaction Vouchers concept is well explained by Lior in a video below,  and “Asset, Currency, Goods specific bundlers” looks like an addition that screams for getting more attention soon. If you recall the “0 transaction fees post” about custom child chain bundlers, you might have a hunch about what will be added.

At Nxter.org we feel nothing but confident and eagerly await the next two weeks.

Ardor Roadmap and Lightweight Contracts

Monday, May 28, 2018, 7:00 PM

Dream Plus Gangnam
311 Gangnam-daero, Seocho 2(i)-dong Seoul, KR

32 Members Attending

Learn about the most technologically advanced blockchain protocol from a core developer and blockchain expert. Lior Yaffe of Jelurida will present the Ardor platform and NXT blockchain roadmap and demo our unique Lightweight Contracts and Transaction Vouchers features. We will leave time for questions and open discussion. See https://www.jelurida.c…

Check out this Meetup →

 

Jelurida Invited to Oxford University, May 14th

Veronica wrote:

We are delighted to share that Jelurida is invited by the Oxford University & Oxford Foundry to help educate its students and faculty sbout the future of Blockchain technology and Blockchain-as-a-Service. (…)

We will be presenting the Ardor technology for two hours plus Q&A Monday May 14th at 18h CET. After the talk, we will have dinner with the main representatives of the Oxford Foundry and the Oxford Blockchain Association, to discuss further potential collaborations.

It’s so exciting to be working with these great minds on the future of this technology.

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Videos – The Jelurida Q&A’s Continued

It is not a joke to give support to a global community of users, businesses, and blockchain developers. Jelurida took care of their support, starting January 2018, also, last week they posted this video about its company values, and a third one, about the value of the NXT blockchain platform:

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  • Ardor Bootcamp Reviewed by Nxter

Last week Nxter reviewed the Ardor Blockchain Bootcamp offered on Udemy. The 3.5-hour course is designed to transform even the newest, most unfamiliar person into an advanced user of Ignis and the Ardor platform. Over the course, you will be asked to create and issue your own assets and currencies on the Ardor TESTNET and gain first-hand experience using much of the rich and unique functionality of Ardor. Well worth the fee to register, and there’s a special Nxter coupon code for YOU inside the article.

Ardor Blockchain Bootcamp Reviewed or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Master Ardor

 

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  • Binance Dexathon – thanks for the pizza

Some weeks ago Binance announced a “Dexathon“, a coding competition with a $1M prize. The competition aims to create a new decentralized exchange (DEX) that will use its own native blockchain, Binance Chain.

Having launched the world’s first DEX, with the successful Nxt AE (Nxt Asset Exchange) online from 2014, some community members found it hard not to pitch in. One person that took matters into his own hands was community member: @patoshi.

Patoshi:

giving an ardor demo…. lets see how it goes.

Elizabeth, director of the Nxt and Ardor Group (ANG):

I’m looking forward to talking with Patoshi this week at Consensus and looking at ways ANG can help.

There are so many opportunities for team work and support here in our community! @patoshi is working hard on many fronts. It will be fascinating to hear more about both his Meetups in NYC and his development projects!

Binance benefits from the Meetup they will sponsor. If we want the same attention we would need to find a way for Ardor to uniquely provide a benefit to them. (…) think on that while we wait :slightly_smiling_face:

More info

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  • Scam Accounts on Twitter

Lately, a lot of fake twitter accounts are appearing offering Ethereum giveaways. Jelurida has them, Nxter Magazine, nxtplatform, ardorplatform, ardornxtgroup, sazan have them. Ask yourself: would any of us give away free ETH? If it seems to good to be true, it is.

The fraudsters impersonate our profiles to promote their scams – it is not very brilliantly done, but we can see that they steal from some. Nxters, please BE AWARE!

One of the hundreds of scammer accounts. Blocked us, so we can’t them.

People, do not fall for it. Seriously. You do not send cryptocurrencies to accounts you do not know.  And Nxters, if you see fake Nxt/Ardor accounts, please let us know, and help us report them. Newbies are getting hurt by these scams!

Official Twitter accounts are:

@Jelurida
@IGNISguide
@ArdorPlatform
@NxtCommunity
@Ardor_Nxt_Group

Nxter Magazine: @Nxter_org

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 Exchanges

HitBTC – Opened IGNIS/ARDR Deposits and Withdrawals

HitBTC opened Ignis and Ardor exchanges last week:

mitev86
Hitbtc open deposit and withdrawal Ardor and Ignis

martis
just checked hitbtc, both are available for deposit/withdraw

zuqka
So they released people’s ardor and Ignis after 5 months? Can’t be.

ascendus
Unfortunately they didn´t credited my IGNIS airdrop coins.

Help us hold them responsible!

Nxters, readers, other crypto followers – opening the wallets is great, but finishing the distribution of the IGNIS Airdrop tokens as promised should be accomplished too.

ChangeNOW – ARDR and IGNIS Enabled

zuqka

https://changenow.io, Ardor and Ignis enabled.

Lior

Looks like its finally working (at least it provides the exchange rates which was a problem with IGNIS last month). If someone would like to test their service I would really appreciate it.

More info

 

Coinbit – Listing IGNIS, ARDR, and NXT

Elizabeth (ANG):

New Coinbit Exchange opens Ardor and Nxt trading pairs to Korean Market.

Support your tokens 

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

Bithumb

Let your voice be heard:

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

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

Dontoshi

You can vote for NXT/ARDR/IGNIS:

https://dontoshi.featureupvote.com/suggestions/6975/nxtdecentralizing-the-future

https://dontoshi.featureupvote.com/suggestions/6945/ardor-platform-ardr

https://dontoshi.featureupvote.com/suggestions/7053/ignis-coin

 

CoinPulse

You can also vote for NXT/ARDR/IGNIS here:

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

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

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

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  • Everything About Ardor! Video in Spanish by FunOntheRide

The author, after attending to the Blockchain for Business Meetup in Madrid, decided to create this informative and easy to understand piece about Ardor. Spanish language video.

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MEETUPS

  • Meetup in Madrid: Blockchain – Smart Contracts

The Meetup in Madrid went well last week. We will post related videos and stories soon.

More info

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Many opportunities to showcase your support, passion, or curiosity about Nxt, Ardor, and Ignis present themselves in the coming weeks.

A reminder for all Nxters, Nxt, Ardor and child chain community members – the community has been compiling the blockchain Meetup events across the ecosystem: https://teamup.com/ksv4ccmkufbpbqp86o.

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

  • Monaco International Blockchain, May 16th -17th

berzelius

myself and Kristina are heading to Monaco next week to attend the first blockchain conference event there: https://monaco-international-blockchain.io/

https://monaco-international-blockchain.io

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  • Global Blockchain Technology Summit, May 17th -18th

Jelurida is a principal sponsor for Global Blockchain Technology Summit in London, May 17-18th. The summit will focus on cybersecurity, regulation, cryptocurrency, smart contracts and more.

Source

  • Blockshow Europe, May 28-29th 

Veronica wrote:

We will continue to expand our community and keep Jelurida at the forefront of the Fintech market in Berlin, at the end of May, as we attend Blockshow Europe.

Myself, along with longtime community members like Alberto Fernandez (@almonte), Gabriel Francesch (@gabriel) and Moritz Warntjen (@mrmoejoe) will meet in person and have the opportunity to network together. Can’t wait!

Website

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  • Korea Israel Innovation Center, May 23th – 29th

Ardor Roadmap and Lightweight Contracts

Monday, May 28, 2018, 7:00 PM

Dream Plus Gangnam
311 Gangnam-daero, Seocho 2(i)-dong Seoul, KR

32 Members Attending

Learn about the most technologically advanced blockchain protocol from a core developer and blockchain expert. Lior Yaffe of Jelurida will present the Ardor platform and NXT blockchain roadmap and demo our unique Lightweight Contracts and Transaction Vouchers features. We will leave time for questions and open discussion. See https://www.jelurida.c…

Check out this Meetup →

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  • CEBIT Festival 2018 in Hannover, on June 11th -15th

Veronica wrote:

Of all the startup platforms in Europe at the moment, none are as fast-growing or international in scope as SCALE11 at CEBIT, and Jelurida is pleased to announce that we will be on stage & have a booth within the Blockchain zone of the conference. This is exciting exposure, and we are proud to represent Ardor, Nxt, and Ignis at this event!

Their website

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BUSINESSES ON ARDOR

  • Triffic – ICO About to Start

The Triffic team updated the community last week about when their anticipated ICO is going to occur – June 4th is the announced date.

coinerz also wrote:

We are holding our ICO on the Ardor platform and eventually we will become our own Ardor childchain.

This is a fact, but there’s a huge reason why it doesn’t appear on the roadmap. That’s because the child-chain implementation timescale rests with us and not Jelurida.

As a company, we have several hoops to jump through before we are ready to implement the childchain.

We have our ICO, we have building and scaling our app. We have to build up the worldwide community and we have to ensure that what we create is compelling for as many people as possible.

This may take six months or less, it may take a year or longer – at the moment there are so many variables, it’s impossible to predict a timeframe, let alone one that is publically announced to fit in with another company’s roadmap.

My point to this is that the perceived slowness of new childchains is nothing to worry about. Good projects take time to do properly, but they are coming.

More Info at: https://www.reddit.com/r/Triffic/comments/8if9ki/triffic_the_first_major_ico_to_utilize_the_ardor/ced

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

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  • Bitswift Child Chain Update

Last week was busy for the Bitswift community. They announced a proper block explorer, and a practical guide to bundling with Bitswift was created by one of the founders, and more:

Bitswift Client Newsletter (Tech Update) repo: https://bitswifttechsolutions.freshservice.com/solution/categories/5000044631/folders/5000068080

Paul Busch,
https://bitswift.network/transaction.html?transaction=d51ac8c208f629325ce335498fe88c96525fe563b613a3bca95a7e4608f4e4e4&transaction=ecd7c28a0ae05c2994c4421f7fa4260a21384632248dcf07b8c6747299acd3a1

now we have a proper block explorer Big thanks to the devs helping with these things

bitswiftbro

txn verification option added to bitswift.network
https://bitswift.network/transaction.html
outputs full txn details

Moreover, Paul Busch created a practical guide to Bundling BitswiftBitswift is also building a global digital copyright system to showcase how the Bitswift blockchain can be utilized for transparency purposes while proving immutable ownership of digital data.

Join Bitswift on TelegramDiscord, and Reddit.

Learn more about the Bitswift ecosystem

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DEVELOPMENT

 

  • Generate and Get Paid with Vouchers, Using Ardor

In this video, Lior explains a new feature from Jelurida’s roadmap, “Vouchers”, to a captive audience in Oslo. In essence, “Vouchers” look like an easier way to create unsigned transactions JSON’s and send them to each other. You can do this with NXT and any Ardor child chain already, so what we are looking at might not a completely new feature but an optimization of the UI, and perhaps some new API’s.

In the video, Lior shows how to send a “Voucher”, consisting of a simple money transfer – in essence, an invoice for money owed.

If you want to send invoices today you can

1. Log in to any node, like nxt.nxter.org or ardor.nxter.org with the Payer’s account address.
2. Create the transaction and click ‘Advanced’ > ‘Do Not Broadcast’ > ‘Do Not Sign’ > ‘SUBMIT’.
3. Paste the ‘Unsigned Transaction Bytes’ or JSON into a text file or an email and send it to the Payer.

The Payer can now sign it with his passphrase and broadcast the transaction.

Or sign with NxtBridge OFFLINE tool or SigBro OFFLINE, and broadcast securely via the nxter.org website.

We look forward to learning more about the inbuilt “Vouchers” feature, which is planned for testnet in Q2/2018.

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  • Blockchain Generator Based on NXT Clone Starter Kit

Building upon the backs of giants, one Farbod Saraf, announced his project CoinGenerator: an open-source command line tool which allows you to create your own Proof-of-Stake (PoS) cryptocurrency (a Nxt blockchain clone). A nifty and elegant idea – but remember, per the terms of the JPL, 10% of any tokens created are reserved for NXT holders.

https://twitter.com/farbodsaraf/status/986621727059922947

Farbod wrote:

We wanted to create our own cryptocurrency to integrate into our product but soon we realized that there are not many resources to help to build an energy efficient coin. So we decided to create this open-source tool which enables you to make your own cryptocurrency with its blockchain in less than a few minutes: https://www.producthunt.com/posts/coingenerator

Why your own crypto? Just a few use cases:

  • Build a local currency for your city
  • Build an asset management system for your company
  • Build an internal bonus system for your employees
  • Integrate blockchain to your existing product (e.g. to create a gamification ecosystem for your app) – or just play around for testing.

PS. For every cryptocurrency being generated via this tool, 10% of the tokens go back to NXT holders (due to NXT JPL license).

Come share this special moment with us on Product Hunt (we’re trending!) and tell us what you think about CoinGenerator.

We’ve made this [MOTIV currency] using the CoinGenerator: https://motive.network/
So basically 10% of the MOTIV coins will go to NXT holders. Same for any other projects made via this tool.

https://coingenerator.sh/

Read also the articles commented below How to Build Your Own Cryptocurrency (PoS) in Just a Few Minutes

How I created a cryptocurrency that rewards you for doing your own tasks

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  • Ardor Lite Update

Updates from the Ardor Lite project.

mrv777 wrote:

Releasing version 0.8.3 momentarily of Ardor lite: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=mrv.ardor.lite

Coin exchange crashing should be resolved now. Also added abilty to view public messages along with a few other small tweaks.

Please let me know any suggestions. Next version Im planning on increasing the number of coin exchange trades used in graphs. It’s currently at 200 trades.

In the previous released version (0.8.2) he added:

• Chinese Added
• Barcode scanner for contact creation
• Correctly label transactions between no other accounts except self
• Language should now default to native language if available
• Styling improvements
• Coin Exchange display bug corrected

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  •  Weekly Reminder 

We understand that our community truly is a global one and we respect that not everyone knows English – to this end we are working hard to have reliable and regular translations of the Nxter newsletters in the most popular non-English languages of our community.

Are you Chinese?

You can read Nxter newsletters in your own language here:

Spanish Nxters, all our news updates have been translated for you here:

Starting this week Nxter.org will be adding Korean, Russian and French sites as well.

If you have a project on Ardor or Nxt, or thoughts you want to share in a blog in your own language, please contact us.

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IN THE MEDIA

  • How to Issue an Asset on Ardor in 5 Mins

In this article, the author guides you through step-by-step how to create an asset on Ardor using the Asset Exchange. It really is that easy and simple to do!

The author wrote:

Ardor is touted as the leading contender in the BlockChain as a Service space and with good reason. It is more user friendly for individuals or business to get started with as everything can be done out of the box from within the official wallet without stress or worry.

Source

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  • Business.com – 5 Industries Primed for Blockchain Disruption

This article present use cases for blockchain and Ardor is highlighted as the premier example of Blockchain-as-a-Service (BaaS).

They wrote:

Blockchain as a service

Many blockchain projects have tried different methods to fix Ethereum’s scalability issue, including Ardor, the new BaaS that offers data cloud storage, customizable monetary tokens, decentralized trade, encrypted voting and messaging, and a local marketplace. Where Ardor is notable is in its unique method of tackling blockchain bloat.

Ardor actually consists of two blockchains: a parent and a child. The parent chain, Ardor, takes on the brunt of the processing functions, while the child chains pay a fee to have their transactions processed. Older transactions can then be pruned, with certain nodes opting to act as archives for obsolete transactions.

Ardor has already launched its first child chain, Ignis, with more to come, promising a cost-effective and secure solution for companies to piggyback on a full-fledged blockchain as opposed to building their own from scratch.

Source

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  • Bitscreener – Innovation and Enthusiasm Abounds in Crypto, but Where is the Trust and Experience?

ICO’s are exploding and it seems that everyone is trying to get in on this “hip” scene. But there are few trustworthy entities out there and the phrase “Caveat emptor” holds as true as ever. Jelurida continues to buck this trend by bringing maturity and experience to the blockchain space as there is a direct legacy between 2013 and the creation of the first 2.0 blockchain, Nxt, and Jelurida now. With years of experience and mature technologies, Jelurida is a lighthouse of stability in a cluttered and crowded sea of “bandwagoners” seeking to make a quick buck by throwing a celebrity and a flashy marketing campaign.

They wrote:

Jelurida, the company which owns the NXT Blockchain [IP rights], is another one that has history of experience having been around since November 2013. Jelurida is also expanding its growth with the experience it has garnered since taking up NXT, by building the Ardor Blockchain.

Both of these products from Jelurida are suitable for companies, but they differ in that NXT is designed for the private sector, and the public sector where as Ardor has more use-cases in the business sector. This indicates that the company has taken the time, and garnered the experience, to decide what is right with their Blockchain solutions in different circumstances.

Jelurida is strategically maintaining and developing for both Nxt and Ardor as both of them have common selling points, like PoS, java, APIs, and other such working features.

It has behind it trust, as well as experience, something that is vital, but mostly lacking from the new wave of cryptocurrency businesses.

Source

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  • Coinbureau – NXT Coin Review: A Deep Dive into the Original Blockchain 2.0

This article is a well-done overview of NXT. From the creation of the Nxt blockchain to the definition of Blockchain 2.0 to the present day: this article highlights that although Ardor is technically Nxt 2.0, the original coin and its blockchain are still around and still worth keeping tabs on.

They wrote:

In Conclusion

Nxt was the original proof of stake coin, and is considered by some to be the realization of blockchain 2.0 – an improved version of Bitcoin built with Java.

It has lost its luster over the years, and other blockchain 2.0 technologies have stolen its limelight, but it is still a powerful and unique blockchain. With the development of Ardor, the Jelurida group hopes to restore its grip on blockchain 2.0 technology, with an improved and scalable solution.

You can learn more about Nxt here or get involved in its active community of enthusiasts and developers here. You’ll also find a download for the Nxt client, as well as an online demo to show you how the client functions before you download.

Source

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  • Medium – A Step by Step Guide to Build a Proof of Stake Cryptocurrency with Its own Blockchain

A nice “How-To” guide that allows you to create your own Nxt based Proof-of-Stake (PoS) blockchain. Similar to the abovementioned CoinGenerator project, this comprehensive guide walks you through the set-up and deployment of your own blockchain.

 

The author wrote:

The Cryptocurrency will be a clone of Nxt Cryptocurrency. It uses the Proof of Stake consensus. There is no mining needed so it’s energy efficient. Also, the source code is in Java which is very well written and very easy to understand!

It will be released under the JPL license: https://www.jelurida.com/jpl

This license requires you to:

Give 10% of your coins to the Nxt holders (we will see how)

Keep your cryptocurrency open source

Source

 

  • How I Created a Cryptocurrency that Rewards you For Doing your Own Tasks

From the same author as the previous entry, this article walks you through the creation of Motive, a cryptocurrency that rewards you for “getting things done” (GTD). An interesting, but long, read.

Creator: On the left, the wallet of the cryptocurrency created, and on the right, Kanbanote!

From the creator:

[With] ERC20 Tokens, the only problem is that I would have to pay fees for each transaction which makes sending 1 MOTIV per task done, a very costly action for the users! Also ERC20 uses Ethereum that uses the proof of Work consensus which is using a lot of electricity power! That is why I went for the PoS solution. (…)

I then found NXT. After more researches, I even found the NXT Clone Starter: https://bitbucket.org/Jelurida/nxt-clone-starter. There was even a video tutorial made by the team. The only con which is actually good for adoption is that 10% of the new coins will be given to the NXT holders! (…)

Now the cryptocurrency works. I had to integrate it to Kanbanote. (…) I always try to improve the user experience, so this Cryptocurrency should not interfere with a normal usage!

Source

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PRICE EVOLUTION

  • TradingView – ARDR 389% by End of June by cbabyc

Source

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  • TradingView – NXT / Bitcoin by StockGuild

Source

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  • TradingView – NXT on 4X Profit This Summer? by CryptoManiac101

Source

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  • Weekly NXT/ARDR/IGNIS Price Evolution

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

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

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

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That is all for this week, Nxters. Follow us on Twitter or Telegram for important breaking updates during the week as they happen. The blockchain world is growing and progressing with every passing week and the sky is not even close to the limit of the potential for this great technology. Progress is hard work, but it is worth it. Learing about blockchains like Ardor is going to be work, but it will pay off once you begin seeing the immediate benefits! See you back here next week! We will keep you updated on the growing world of distributed ledger technology.

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

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Nxter News – May 2018 (I): He Who Has Overcome His Fears Will Truly Be Free

May (I)

Welcome, dear Nxters and other followers!

What are you afraid of when it comes to mastering Ardor? Unlike Ethereum’s Sharding which forever seems to be “right around the corner,” we have Ardor and Nxt. They are right here right now and they are working. To many, a blockchain is a scary thing, an abstract concept that is hard to connect to. This is patently absurd – you can overcome your fear of mastering Ardor by exploring it – we invite you to challenge yourself and spend an hour in the Ardor client, testnet or mainnet. We have written, ad nauseum, about the many great features of Ardor: the Coin Exchange, the Monetary System, Data Cloud, the Voting System, the ability to add conditions to transactions, aliases, all of it. But it is nothing more than words unless you experience it – dabble with it. Make it your own! Wonderful functionality exists that is immediately usable for most anyone and this is still just the beginning of what is to come.

Now it is May and soon it will be June and then it will be summer, and yet unless you act now and learn the joys of using Ardor, you will be filled with regret of not taking a small amount of time to appreciate just how powerful a tool we have at our fingertips right now. There is no time like the present and the “here and the now.” Go on, we will wait – plan an hour of your time that you can invest in Ardor.

Last week, as always, was eventful in the crypto space. Multiple third-party apps have releases on the Google Play store, the Ardor Bootcamp Udemy course received minor updates, Jelurida released more great videos of Lior extolling the virtues of Ardor, the underappreciated Ardor.World website received minor updates, news about upcoming Ardor and Ignis assets, and much more.

We welcome back our old readers and warmly welcome our new ones. We want our readers to stay up-to-date with the blockchain evolution and we also want our readers to keep themselves and, their data, as safe as possible. Become experts in the Nxt / Ardor / Ignis blockchain ecosystem. So lean back and learn about all of last week’s progress.

 

COMMUNITY

  • Jelurida
    • Roadmap Coming
    • Video – Ardor‘s Answer to Smart Contracts: Lightweight Contracts — Norway Hackathon Series
    • Video – If I am a Business Owner, do I need to code my own Blockchain from Scratch?
  • @IGNISguide
  • Ardor Bootcamp
  • Exchanges
    • HitBTC Wake Up!
    • What Happened to AEX Withdrawals
    • Upbit opened KRW/IGNIS Market
    • Vebitcoin – Nxt Ardor and Ignis Listed
    • Bithumb – Let your Voice be Heard
    • OKEx – Twitter Campaign
    • Dontoshi – You can vote for NXT/ARDR/IGNIS
    • CoinPulse – You can vote for NXT/ARDR/IGNIS

MEETUPS

BUSINESSES ON ARDOR

DEVELOPMENT

IN THE MEDIA

PRICE EVOLUTION

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


 COMMUNITY

  • Jelurida

Roadmap Coming

An updated technical roadmap from Jelurida is coming. Nothing new has been published since the ICO documentation from last year.

From Jelurida’s official website we have:

  • Q1 2018
    • Ensuring Ardor is running stable in production, resolving any issues discovered post-launch
    • Interviewing, hiring, and training new developers, quality assurance, and support team
  • Q2 2018
    • Pruning of child chain transactions and sharing of snapshot data between nodes on testnet
    • Additional child chains launched on mainnet
  • Q3 2018
    • Pruning and snapshotting implemented on mainnet
    • Support for child chain specific transaction types

However, in the IGNIS ICO whitepaper, from page 36, “Roadmap of the Utilization of the Money,”Jelurida proposes a more detailed growth plan depending on the total contribution which Jelurida receives from the ICO. As most know, this ended up being over $15M (excluding unsold tokens), which should result in a number of mindblowing additions to both Nxt, Ignis and Ardor’s roadmaps.

Lior:

We are still working on the technical roadmap update, I expect Jelurida to publish it by May 10th – not final. We have a meeting later this week to finalize our plans, the update of the roadmap depends on the outcome of this meeting. I wanted to update you since I promised [an] update by the end of April.

Marketing Accomplishments: Q1 2018 | Jelurida

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Video – Ardor’s Answer to Smart Contracts: Lightweight Contracts — Norway Hackathon Series

A recording of Lior Yaffe’s introduction to Lightweight Contracts at a hackathon in Kristiansand, Norway. The new and revolutionary concept of Lightweight Contracts is introduced in the following five-minute video.

Excerpt from the video:

One of the exciting features of the Ardor roadmap is the Lightweight Smart Contracts, allowing Blockchain application developers to create add-ons that enable the automation of tasks and implementation of business logic. Their intelligent design does not require invocation by every node on the network, while still achieving security and preventing misuse of the functionality by bad actors. In turn, this provides a much more efficient system, which is more secure, and bug free than smart contracts which must be invoked by every node on the network.

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Video – If I am a Business Owner, do I need to code my own Blockchain from Scratch?

A common question from business owners is how can they implement a blockchain if they do not know how to code one. Lior answers.

Excerpt from the video:

Where Ardor differs from other Blockchain platforms, is that it has pre-packaged features and application abilities right out of the box. There is no need to learn and code from scratch a Smart Contract application, for example. Ardor has many features, such as voting, asset exchanges, monetary systems, private messaging, and more, built in, and ready to use. In addition to that, you can relax about significant security flaws or other risks that would need to be considered if you were building your application from scratch.

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  • @IGNISguide

User and community member “farl”, actively contributing Nxter since forever, handed over his @IGNISguide twitter profile to Jelurida last week.

He tweeted:

https://twitter.com/IGNISguide/status/991611103712022528

A respectful “thank you” goes out to Farl for all his great work for our platforms over the years, topped up by this magnificently unselfish gesture. Truly a class act. Keep the ball rolling, friend. We would also like to thank Jelurida for this appreciation in their first tweet from the Ignis account:

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  • Ardor Bootcamp

The creator of the Udemy online course for Ardor: Ardor Bootcamp – updated the community on minor changes to his course. Nxter took the course and reviewed it. This course is worth your time and can teach most anyone something about using Ardor, even if you know it well. We highly recommend this course to anyone – it is a bargain at its price and it will only continue to get better as more content is added!

efunkem wrote:

Quick update on #ardorbootcamp:
– updated title to “ardor blockchain bootcamp” per @chesslover suggestion. Will trial various names. May periodically add in child chain names when they pump to take advantage of increased searches
To do:
– update Jelurida pronunciation
– update forging video with actual example
– add video on forging pools

Keep the suggestions coming! It’s getting 1-2 new subscribers per day = widening exposure in addition to more people actually learning how to use it and create real world utility!

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  • Exchanges

Another week, another update on third-party exchanges. Voting opportunities to get NXT / ARDR / IGNIS listed continue to exist.

HitBTC Wake Up!

It is almost a sick joke now: how long does it take HitBTC? We have entered the FIFTH month since the IGNIS Airdrop and they have still not released the IGNIS. Ridiculous – please get your act together HitBTC. There is no good reason for not having enabled IGNIS trading and withdrawals.

Please help those Nxters with IGNIS still locked on the exchange. Feel free to RT the above.

About HitBTC’s IGNIS IOU’s: https://www.nxter.org/nxt-news-august-2017-iv/#HitBTC_Ignis
Airdrop Statement: https://blog.hitbtc.com/statement-on-the-upcoming-btc-hard-forks-and-ignis-airdrop/
Contact HitBTC Support: https://support.hitbtc.com/hc/en-us/requests/new?ticket_form_id=360000029805

What Happened to AEX ARDR Withdrawals?

Another exchange having problems with delivering on their promises to their users, in this case possibly due to language barriers, is the Chinese: AEX. They have NXT and IGNIS fully working, they distributed the IGNIS airdrop, enabled ARDR deposits and trading, but leave their users with no way to withdraw their ARDR. This has caused fury among traders on the exchange as well as all involved parties, and we hope to see what Lior (Jelurida) calls “a minor misunderstanding among friends” resolved ASAP.

Lior:

To whom it may concern, the problem with the AEX withdrawals is that in Ardor/Ignis withdrawal to a new account requires fee payment of 1 ARDR for the account creation + 0.01 for the payment fee so 1.01 ARDR in total converted to IGNIS. But AEX only paid 0.05 IGNIS transaction fee which is fine for normal transaction but not for transactions which create a new account.

If I recall, this problem has been discussed with them in the past. The best approach is for them to bundle their own transactions so they can submit all IGNIS transaction with 0 fee as explained in https://nxtwiki.org/wiki/Exchange_Integration_Ignis

Alternatively, they can check before performing the withdrawal if the account exists by calling the getAccount API and if not add IGNIS equivalent to 1 ARDR to the transaction fee.

While we wait for Jelurida and AEX to find a solution, hopefully, last week’s announcement that Chinese Nxters, fz1128 (Feng) and Zang (developer of WalletNxt) are taking on the task of promoting NXT and IGNIS in the AEX community, will help spread awareness about those tokens.

Upbit Opened KRW/IGNIS Market

In better news:

The Ignis market price exploded with near to +100%  just after enabling the IGNIS <-> KRW pair on Upbit.

Ardorbaby(Korean blogger)

Upbit opened KRW market of Ignis

Vebitcoin – Nxt Ardor and Ignis Listed

The first Turkish crypto exchange, Vebitcoin, has listed our three currencies:

Support your tokens 

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

Bithumb

Let your voice be heard:

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

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

OKEx

OKEx writes:

Follow, RT & comment your answer at the Twitter post for a chance to win 600 ENJ. We will pick 5 winners at 18:00 May 7, 2018 (HKT, UTC+8). The top 5 tokens will also have a chance to be listed on OKEx.

Dontoshi

You can vote for NXT/ARDR/IGNIS:

https://dontoshi.featureupvote.com/suggestions/6975/nxtdecentralizing-the-future

https://dontoshi.featureupvote.com/suggestions/6945/ardor-platform-ardr

https://dontoshi.featureupvote.com/suggestions/7053/ignis-coin

 

CoinPulse

You can also vote for NXT/ARDR/IGNIS here:

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

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

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

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MEETUPS

  • STATE OF DIGITAL MONEY – Los Angeles, May 5th

Elizabeth, director of ANG attended this conference in LA. Elizabeth networked with many people from many different cryptocurrency projects and more info will come in the coming weeks. Great job Elizabeth on spreading the word of Ignis, Ardor and Nxt!

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

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

  • Chiang Mai, Thailand, May 7th

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  • Korea Israel Innovation Center, May 23th – 29th

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  • CEBIT Festival 2018 in Hannover, on June 11th -15th

Veronica wrote:

For those in the community eager for us to have more exposure, we have some good news. Of all the startup platforms in Europe at the moment, none are as fast-growing or international in scope as SCALE11 at CEBIT, and Jelurida is pleased to announce that we will be on stage & have a booth within the Blockchain zone of the conference. This is exciting exposure, and we are proud to represent Ardor, Nxt, and Ignis at this event! https://buff.ly/2EiE77e

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BUSINESSES ON ARDOR

  • Bitswift Child Chain Update

The upcoming bitswift.cash project is an exciting one. In their March newsletter, Bitswift informed the community that “Bitswift.cash will provide the accessibility options for our customers to easily enter the token ecosystem through Bitswift.” Bitswift.cash will utilize the Flexepin voucher system in which anyone may locally purchase a Flexepin voucher and redeem it on Bitswift.cash in exchange for Bitswift tokens at market rate. The following conversation highlights this idea.

LtBrix:

The bitswift.cash project, how will the CAD be taxed when entering via your gateway? I’m guessing that the legal side in this project is fairly complex.

Paul Busch, [In reply to LtBrix]

This is basically what we are waiting for at the moment. Our terms and privacy policy, accounting etc, word back from our lawyers etc. We still need to work out these details before going public.

My thinking is that there will be a service fee and that service fee will be taxable.

First we will get some people using it in closed beta as we iron out any glitches and prepare the business side for a smooth launch. http://www.bitswift.cash/ functions very similar to an exchange. You will redeem your voucher worth X amount of CAD. You will recive a quote so that you know how many Bitswift tokens X amount of CAD is going to net you. You will redeem the voucher and will be credited with X amount of Bitswift less the fee (which is taxable). Now you have Bitswift so you can send it to any other Bitswift account or trade it with any other token on the ACE [Ardor Coin Exchange]. You can also use it to export your CASH token into the blockchain. Everyone who is registered can claim free CASH token, and CASH trades with Bitswift token.

Basically its a convenient and ez exchange with some gamification options for the users.

Flexepin you can get pretty much anywhere, I think Canada Post even. If anyone wants to help in testing you can PM me.

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

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

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

Bitswift is also building a global digital copyright system to showcase how the Bitswift blockchain can be utilized for transparency purposes while proving immutable ownership of digital data.

Join Bitswift on TelegramDiscord, and Reddit.

Learn more about the Bitswift ecosystem

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  • Janus – Status Update

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

Follow Janus on Telegram and Twitter

Janus asset ID on the ARDOR platform: 4348103880042995903

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

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

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  • CTC ATM

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

Whitepaper

More Info

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  • Frasindo Crowdsale Ended

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

san2ok wrote:

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

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

(Trading not yet started, until the listing of any centralize market, please DO NOT sell) Thank You
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Dont forget to check our (upcoming) BitAdvertis.com at https://trello.com/b/SVavJfTm/car-tv

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

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

More info

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DEVELOPMENT

  • Ardor Lite Available on Google Play

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

mrv777 wrote:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Zhang wrote:

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

mrv777 – @Zhang is your code open source?

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

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

UPDATE

Zhang

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

Source

More Info

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  • Ardor.World – Update

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

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

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  • Weekly Reminder – Hard Coded Limitations

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

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

Lior wrote:

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

There is not limit on the number of child chains.

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

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

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IN THE MEDIA

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

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

They wrote:

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

Source

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Source

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

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

 

Resultado de imagen de cryptovest

They wrote:

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

Source

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

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

 

Source

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

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

 

They wrote:

AEUR Token Conclusion

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

The AEUR token just launched on January 29, 2018.

Source

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PRICE EVOLUTION

  • Coinpredictioncap – What are the Reasons to buy NXT Coin

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

NXT Coin Prediction 2018

Source

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

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

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

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

Will Ardor moon?

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

Source

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  • TradingView – NXT: Your Time! by PeacefulWarrior

Source

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

Source

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  • Weekly NXT/ARDR/IGNIS Price Evolution

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

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

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

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That is all for this week, Nxters. Follow us on Twitter or Telegram for important breaking updates during the week as they happen. The blockchain world is blooming and maturing every week and the sky is not even close to the limit of the potential for this great technology. Free yourself from your fear of learning and challenge yourself to spend an hour using Ardor. See you back here next week! We will keep you updated on the growing world of distributed ledger technology.

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

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Nxter News – April 2018 (V): You May Say I’m A Dreamer, But I’m Not The Only One

April (V)

Welcome, dear Nxters and other followers!

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

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

We welcome back our old readers and warmly welcome our new ones. We want our readers to stay up-to-date with the blockchain evolution and we also want our readers to keep themselves and, their data, as safe as possible. Become experts in the Nxt / Ardor / Ignis blockchain ecosystem. So lean back and learn about all of last week’s progress.

 

COMMUNITY

MEETUPS

BUSINESSES ON ARDOR

DEVELOPMENT

IN THE MEDIA

PRICE EVOLUTION

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


COMMUNITY

  • Jelurida:

Video – How is Jelurida a Pioneer 

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

Hey everyone!

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

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

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

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

Marketing Accomplishments: Q1 2018 | Jelurida

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  • Ardor Bootcamp

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

He wrote on Slack, after being called out:

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

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

More info

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  • Ardor CryptoRocket

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

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

http://appsgeyser.com/6983825

Let’s create a fun and games channel…

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

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  • China’s new NXT Forum

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

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

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

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

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  • Exchanges

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

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

 

CryptalDash

A new listing opportunity has appeared with CryptalDash

 

 

 

Adedayo Adebajo, Exchange Relations manager at Jelurida, writes:

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

Here are the links to vote for Ardor and Ignis.

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

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

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

Is Binance Warming Up?

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

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

Bithumb

Let your voice be heard:

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

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

Dontoshi

You can vote for NXT/ARDR/IGNIS:

https://dontoshi.featureupvote.com/suggestions/6975/nxtdecentralizing-the-future

https://dontoshi.featureupvote.com/suggestions/6945/ardor-platform-ardr

https://dontoshi.featureupvote.com/suggestions/7053/ignis-coin

 

CoinPulse

You can also vote for NXT/ARDR/IGNIS here:

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

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

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

 

ARDR an NXT have been listed on CoinSwitch.co Exchange

They wrote:

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

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

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

https://coinswitch.co/

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  • Ardor Review in Russian

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

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MEETUPS

  • Jelurida will Assist CEBIT Festival 2018 in Hannover, on June 11th -15th

Veronica wrote:

For those in the community eager for us to have more exposure, we have some good news. Of all the startup platforms in Europe at the moment, none are as fast-growing or international in scope as SCALE11 at CEBIT, and Jelurida is pleased to announce that we will be on stage & have a booth within the Blockchain zone of the conference. This is exciting exposure, and we are proud to represent Ardor, Nxt, and Ignis at this event! https://buff.ly/2EiE77e

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

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

http://stateofdigitalmoney.com/

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

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

Join the Meetup

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

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BUSINESSES ON ARDOR

 

  •  Triffic – Status Update

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

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

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

James Malach wrote:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  • Bitswift Child Chain Update

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

LtBrix commented:

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

Paul Busch, Bitswift, wrote:

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

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

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

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

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

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

LtBrix:

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

Paul Busch:

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

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

 

 

bitswiftbro:

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

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

Join Bitswift on TelegramDiscord, and Reddit.

Learn more about the Bitswift ecosystem

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  • Janus – Status Update

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

Following last week’s announcement from Janus:

Samu C:

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

Bjorn:

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

Follow Janus on Telegram and Twitter

Janus asset ID on the ARDOR platform: 4348103880042995903

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

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

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DEVELOPMENT

 

  • Ardor and Nxt Client Upgrades

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

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

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  • Another Exploit In Ethereum Smart Contracts

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

Source

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  • 1000 Transactions per Second? Lior Answers EOS

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

Lior:

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

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  • Walletnxt.com – Third-Party Wallet – Update

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

  • Zhang released the following changelog:

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

     

    Source

    More Info

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  • Weekly Reminder

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

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

The exchange went as follows:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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IN THE MEDIA

  • Lior Yaffe in Medium – Ardor Lightweight Contracts Use Case

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

The contract source code:

package nxt.addons.contracts;

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

        public long getReturnAmount() {
            return returnAmount;
        }

        public Chain getReturnChain() {
            return returnChain;
        }

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Source

 

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

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

They wrote:

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

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

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

Source

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

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

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

Why you should keep an eye on it

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

Source

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PRICE EVOLUTION

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

Source

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  • TradingView – Ardor MASSIVE BULL-RUN by kperMan

Source

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  • TradingView – Ardor Trading Opportunity by weslad

Source

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  • TradingView – Ardor Huge Potential por CryptoBearish  

Source

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  • Weekly NXT/ARDR/IGNIS Price Evolution

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

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

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

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That is all for this week, Nxters. Follow us on Twitter or Telegram for important breaking updates during the week as they happen. The blockchain world is blooming and maturing every week and the sky is not even close to the limit of the potential for this great technology. Keep on dreaming about the future you want to see and then be the change that makes it happen. See you back here next week! We will keep you updated on the growing world of distributed ledger technology.

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

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Nxter News – April 2018 (IV): Obstacles Are Things A Person Sees When They Take Their Eyes Off Their Goal

April (IV)

Welcome, dear Nxters and other followers!

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

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

We welcome back our old readers and warmly welcome our new ones. We want our readers to stay up-to-date with the blockchain evolution and we also want our readers to keep themselves and, their data, as safe as possible. Become experts in the Nxt / Ardor / Ignis blockchain ecosystem. So lean back and learn about all of last week’s progress.

 

COMMUNITY

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

MEETUPS

BUSINESSES ON ARDOR

DEVELOPMENT

IN THE MEDIA

PRICE EVOLUTION

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


COMMUNITY

  • Jelurida Q&A Videos

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

Veronica wrote:

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

Why are Ardor Child Chains a good choice for Business?

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

Why using Java in Ardor makes your life Easier?

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

Lior elaborated in writing:

APIs can be developed in any language.

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

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

[Ardor Cheat Sheet]

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

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  • Hodl the Coin

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

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

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

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

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  • FreeBird 2.0.1 Released

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Source

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  • Ardor / Ignis – Paper Wallet Generator

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

He wrote:

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

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

Feedback on these would be great.

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

Main Features

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

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

Generate Paper Wallet

Source

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  • Exchanges

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

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

Vote to list NXT / IGNIS / ARDR on more Exchanges

Lior wrote:

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

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

Bithumb

Let your voice be heard:

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

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

Dontoshi

You can vote for NXT/ARDR/IGNIS:

https://dontoshi.featureupvote.com/suggestions/6975/nxtdecentralizing-the-future

https://dontoshi.featureupvote.com/suggestions/6945/ardor-platform-ardr

https://dontoshi.featureupvote.com/suggestions/7053/ignis-coin

CoinPulse

You can also vote for NXT/ARDR/IGNIS here:

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

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

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

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MEETUPS

 

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

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

Join the Meetup

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

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BUSINESSES ON ARDOR

  • Janus – Status Update

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

 

 

JNSHash UPDATE 

bjorn writes, today:

The building owner stated May 1st we could move in and begin setup.

This is based on his construction team finishing the framing and drywall of the facility and installation of the first 400 amps electric. Once that is ready we can begin getting the building filled with all the equipment. It requires several people to get this setup we have all the parts but need to create a new rack system.

It will take some time even after may 1st. As we are starting with a room, need to hang drop outlets, set up network, cards, rigs, etc. Then a major change to the system and payouts is required via an exchange system. Hashpower exchange versus our methods from last year announced. We have a developer working on that now and if everything goes as planned then the exchange for hashpower and the mining rigs should coincide when ready.

Follow Janus on Telegram and Twitter

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

Janus asset ID on the ARDOR platform: 4348103880042995903

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

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  • Bitswift Childchain Update

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

sleepysmurf at nxtforum:

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

bitswiftbro:

Over 2 Million Ardor now forging on Bitswift pool.

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

Moreover, sleepysmurf also stated:

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

Please check it out.

Join Bitswift on TelegramDiscord, and Reddit.

Learn more about the Bitswift ecosystem

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DEVELOPMENT

  • C’mon, Let’s Do It!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Walletnxt.com – Third-Party Wallet – Update

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

Zhang wrote:

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

Source

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  • NXT DGS Optimizations

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

He wrote the following instructions:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Enjoy and good continuation 😀

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  • Weekly Reminder – About Lightweight Contracts

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

Pask:

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

Lior:

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

Read more about Archival Nodes

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

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IN THE MEDIA

  • Lior Yaffe in Medium – Oracle Contracts on Ardor

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

Lior wrote:

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

To summarize, Oracles provide a bridge between the blockchain and external resources. The ability to develop and deploy them quickly and efficiently is essential for any smart contracts ecosystem. Ardor lightweight contracts provide a simple and flexible mechanism to develop Oracles which can interface with any external resource which provides API interface, including resources which require authenticated access or even paid services.

Source

 

  • CoinDoo – Ardor Review

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

They wrote:

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

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

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

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

Source

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

Cryptouniversity.nl: todo sobre las criptomonedas

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

 

PRICE EVOLUTION

  • TradingView – ARDR/BTC by ilothebest

Source

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  • TradingView – ARDR LOOKING JUICY HERE!

Source

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  • TradingView – NeXT Generation 26 Day by Quickies

Source

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  • TradingView – Ardor Cup and Handle by kperMan

Source

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  • Weekly NXT/ARDR/IGNIS Price Evolution

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

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

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

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That is all for this week, Nxters. Follow us on Twitter or Telegram for important breaking updates during the week as they happen. The blockchain world, like the flowers, is blooming and the sky is not even close to the limit of the potential for this great technology. See you back here next week! We will keep you updated on the growing world of distributed ledger technology.

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

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Nxter News – April 2018 (III): Don’t Tell Me The Sky’s The Limit When There Are Footprints On The Moon

April (III)

Welcome, dear Nxters and other followers!

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

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

We welcome back our old readers and warmly welcome our new ones. We want our readers to stay up-to-date with the blockchain evolution and we also want our readers to keep themselves and, their data, as safe as possible. Become experts in the Nxt / Ardor / Ignis blockchain ecosystem. So lean back and learn about all of last week’s progress.

 

COMMUNITY

MEETUPS

BUSINESSES ON ARDOR

DEVELOPMENT

IN THE MEDIA

PRICE EVOLUTION

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


COMMUNITY

  • Jelurida – Status Update

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

Lior wrote:

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

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


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

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

Additionally, Riker said:

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

Ardor Cheat Sheet – Draft

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  • Exchanges

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

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

Coinbit – Giveaway as Part of Grand Opening

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

Visit the site

Vote to list NXT / IGNIS / ARDR on more Exchanges

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

Bithumb

Let your voice be heard:

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

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

Dontoshi

You can vote for NXT/ARDR/IGNIS:

https://dontoshi.featureupvote.com/suggestions/6975/nxtdecentralizing-the-future

https://dontoshi.featureupvote.com/suggestions/6945/ardor-platform-ardr

https://dontoshi.featureupvote.com/suggestions/7053/ignis-coin

CoinPulse

You can vote for NXT/ARDR/IGNIS there:

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

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

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

Bitfineon Governance Vote – Free Listing

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

 

 

 

Over_watchtower wrote:

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

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

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

https://goo.gl/forms/bQQep8vUHU9t7kVa2

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

Thank you.

NXT, IGNIS, and ARDR on Lescovex Exchange

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

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  • Lior and Alexander Pfeiffer will Present at MIT

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

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

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  • Agavon Joins Swiss Bitcoin Association

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

They wrote:

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

Source

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MEETUPS

  • Jelurida Blockshow Barcelona

Last week

Veronica wrote:

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

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

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

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

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  • Blockchain Thursday by StartupToken, April 19th

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

Veronica wrote:

Anyone in Paris next week?

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

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

Thursday, Apr 19, 2018, 6:45 PM

Thursday Crypto-cafe
6 Rue des Bateliers Clichy, FR

45 Cryptonautes Attending

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

Check out this Meetup →

19:45 Jelurida

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

Join the Meetup

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

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

AGENDA:

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

Join the Meetup

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BUSINESSES ON ARDOR

  • Janus – Status Update

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

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

 

 

 

Follow Janus on Telegram and Twitter

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

Janus asset ID on the ARDOR platform: 4348103880042995903

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

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  • Bitswift Childchain Update

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

Paul Busch wrote:

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

Join Bitswift on TelegramDiscord, and Reddit.

Learn more about the Bitswift ecosystem

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  • CTC ATM

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

Whitepaper and More Info.

CtC has asset ID 6066975351926729052.

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  • Triffic – Status Update

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

More from Triffic / Coinerz:

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

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

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

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

More Info

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DEVELOPMENT

  • Nxter Services – AEUR Woo Plugin Coming

Having an Euro-pegged child chain calls for action.

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

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

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

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

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  • Nxter Services – New Explorer Button

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

scor2k wrote:

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

new button ‘Show Ledger’ in our explorer

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  • FreeBird 2.0 – Update

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

goodrain wrote:

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

Source

More Info

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  • Weekly Reminder – IGNIS features

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

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

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

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

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IN THE MEDIA

  • Hacker Noon – What are Sidechains?

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

They wrote:

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

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

Read this great document about the difference between sidechains and childchains

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

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

Lior wrote:

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

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

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

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  • Lior Yaffe in Medium – Lightweight Contracts FAQ

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

Highlights from the FAQ:

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

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

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

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

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Read more Questions and Answers

 

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

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

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

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

They wrote:

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

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  • Blockmedia – Finding Coins of Fate – Ardor

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

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

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

They wrote:

Infrastructure Requirements

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

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

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

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PRICE EVOLUTION

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

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  • TradingView – ARDR Buy Opportunity by trader aristotelis.tso

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

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

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  • Weekly NXT/ARDR/IGNIS Price Evolution

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

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

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

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That is all for this week, Nxters. Follow us on Twitter or Telegram for important breaking updates during the week as they happen. The blockchain world, like the flowers, is blooming and the sky is not even close to the limit of the potential for this great technology. See you back here next week! We will keep you updated on the growing world of distributed ledger technology.

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

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Nxter News – April 2018 (II): You Can Cut All The Flowers But You Cannot Keep Spring From Coming

April (II)

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

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

We welcome back our old readers and warmly welcome our new ones. We want our readers to stay up-to-date with the blockchain evolution and we also want our readers to keep themselves and, their data, as safe as possible. Become experts in the Nxt / Ardor / Ignis blockchain ecosystem. So lean back and learn about all of last week’s progress.

 

COMMUNITY

MEETUPS

BUSINESSES ON ARDOR

DEVELOPMENT

IN THE MEDIA

PRICE EVOLUTION

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


COMMUNITY

 

  • Ardor 4 Charity Activities

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

Lege wrote:

Legel Network distribute first blockchain Love Student Fund

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

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  • Jelurida – Marketing Accomplishments: Q1 2018

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

Veronica wrote:

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

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

Lior followed up:

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

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  • Exchanges

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

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

 

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

NXT, IGNIS, and ARDR on Lescovex Exchange

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

Vote to list NXT / IGNIS / ARDR on more Exchanges

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

Bithumb

Let your voice be heard:

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

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

Dontoshi

You can vote for NXT/ARDR/IGNIS:

https://dontoshi.featureupvote.com/suggestions/6975/nxtdecentralizing-the-future

https://dontoshi.featureupvote.com/suggestions/6945/ardor-platform-ardr

https://dontoshi.featureupvote.com/suggestions/7053/ignis-coin

CoinPulse

You can vote for NXT/ARDR/IGNIS there:

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

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

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

 

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  • Open Letter from the Korean Ardor Community

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

Ardorbaby wrote:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

UPDATE (after deadline) >

Ardorbaby, April 9th, 2:10 AM:

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

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

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

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

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  • Travin Keith NeoCash Radio Interview

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

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

Neocash Radio writes:

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

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

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MEETUPS

  • Elizabeth Attended the Penn Blockchain Conference On April 6th

Elizabeth said:

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

More Information

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  • Meetup in Madrid (with English subtitles)

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

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

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

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

     

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

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    • Jelurida Pitch at Blockshow Barcelona, April 11th

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

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

    AGENDA:

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

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

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    BUSINESSES ON ARDOR

    • Janus – Status Update

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

     

     

     

    Follow Janus on Telegram and Twitter

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

    Janus asset ID on the ARDOR platform: 4348103880042995903

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

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    • Bitswift Child Chain Update

    Last week the Bitswift team released the following updates:

    bitswiftbro wrote:

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

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

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

    Join Bitswift on TelegramDiscord, and Reddit.

    Learn more about the Bitswift ecosystem

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    DEVELOPMENT

     

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

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

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

    Ardor Contract add-on examples

     

    • Walletnxt.com – Third-Party Wallet – Update

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

    Zhang wrote:

    New version 1.0.2 released:

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

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    • Ardor Armory – Blockchain 2FA

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

    patoshi wrote:

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

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

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

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

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

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

    New to offline Ardor Transaction Signing? Learn more.

    Download this app

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    IN THE MEDIA

     

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

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

    They wrote:

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Cryptoslate wrote:

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

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

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

    Source

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    • ARDR Reviewed by a Popular Blogger in Japan

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

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

    This Spanish language blockchain review ranks Ardor 9.9.

    Source

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

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

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    PRICE EVOLUTION

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

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

    Ardor (ARDR)

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

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    • TradingView – NXT: Perspective by History by PeacefulWarrior


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

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

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    • TradingView – Ardor Second Attempt to go UP by DestinationMoonCrypto

    • TradingView – ARDR/BTC by nazarovsasha

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


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    • TradingView – Ardor – Waiting for Next Wave by DenisMarecky

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    • Weekly NXT/ARDR/IGNIS Price Evolution

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

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

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

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    That is all for this week, Nxters.

    Follow us on Twitter or Telegram for important breaking updates during the week as they happen. The flowers are blooming and Spring and warm weather are coming back. See you back here next week! We will keep you updated on the growing world of distributed ledger technology.

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

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

April (I)

Welcome, dear Nxters and other followers!

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

Last week saw the release of great video demos for using the Ardor client, Lior Yaffe and the Jelurida team responded to community criticism, an Ardor blockchain 2FA mobile app is being developed, Japanese language Ardor guides were released, a Bitswift give-away using a contract on the Ardor blockchain to pick the lucky winner took place, and much more.

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

 

COMMUNITY

MEETUPS

BUSINESSES ON ARDOR

DEVELOPMENT

IN THE MEDIA

PRICE EVOLUTION

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


COMMUNITY

 

  • Lior Yaffe Talking Community

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

Lior

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

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

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

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

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

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

veronica

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

Peter2615

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

nxt6666

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

Skylar – CryptoDemetrius

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

Lior

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

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

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

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  • Getting Started PDF

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

Download PDF

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  • Youtube Demos by CryptoDemetrius

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  • Japanese Ardor Guides

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

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  • Exchanges

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

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

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

Bithumb

Let your voice be heard:

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

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

Dontoshi

You can vote for NXT/ARDR/IGNIS:

https://dontoshi.featureupvote.com/suggestions/6975/nxtdecentralizing-the-future

https://dontoshi.featureupvote.com/suggestions/6945/ardor-platform-ardr

https://dontoshi.featureupvote.com/suggestions/7053/ignis-coin

CoinPulse

You can vote for NXT/ARDR/IGNIS there:

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

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

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

Lescovex

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

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

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

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

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MEETUPS

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

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

They wrote:

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

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

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

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

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

Source

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BUSINESSES ON ARDOR

  • Janus – Status Update

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

 

 

 

Follow Janus on Telegram and Twitter

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

Janus asset ID on the ARDOR platform: 4348103880042995903

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

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  • Bitswift Child Chain Update

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

Paul Busch, BitSwift, wrote:

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

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

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

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

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

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

Join Bitswift on TelegramDiscord and Reddit.

Learn more about the Bitswift ecosystem

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DEVELOPMENT

 

  • Ardor Armory – Blockchain 2FA

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

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

New to offline Ardor Transaction Signing? Learn more.

Download this app

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

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

SwissAlps wrote:

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

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

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

Check it out

  • Weekly Reminder – Ardor vs GDPR

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

 

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

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

You can read more here.

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

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

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

 

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

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

 

The discussion:

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

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

Join the discussion here

IN THE MEDIA

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

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

NXT/ARDOR: A SKY OF CLOUDS

 

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

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

ARDOR: A TOUR THROUGH UTOPIA (II)

Source

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  • Lior Yaffe in Medium – We Need Standardization

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

Lior wrote:

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

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

Source

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

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

They wrote:

Nxt

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

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

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

Ardor

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

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

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

Jelurida

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

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

Source

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

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


Ardor

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

Source

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  • Euromoney – G20 Ministers Wrestle with Cryptocurrency Oversight

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

cryptocurrencies-dollar-780

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

Source

 

PRICE EVOLUTION

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

Source

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  • Weekly NXT/ARDR/IGNIS Price Evolution

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

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

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

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That is all for this week, Nxters.

Follow us on Twitter or Telegram for important breaking updates during the week as they happen. Happy Easter to you all. See you back here next week! We will keep you updated on the growing world of distributed ledger technology.

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

March (III)

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

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

 

COMMUNITY

MEETUPS

BUSINESSES ON ARDOR

Clones

DEVELOPMENT

IN THE MEDIA

PRICE EVOLUTION

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


COMMUNITY

 

  • Ardor Hackathon

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

More info

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

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

Sign up for Hackathon Here

 

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  • Jelurida to be Partner at Blockchain Expo – Euro 2018

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

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

Source

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  • Nxt/Ardor Forums

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

VanBreuk stated:

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

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

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

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

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

More info

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  • Exchanges

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

Lescovex

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

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

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

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

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

 

Bithumb

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

Let your voice be heard:

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

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

 

Bitbns

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

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  • Ardor Stickers

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

Ardor stickers. You know what to do…

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

Ignis stickers

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

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  • Ardor at Heatnodes

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

Source

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  • NXT – The Answer to Rejuvenating Old Business Models and Decentralizing the Future?

Is this the answer to older business models? Is this a rebirth? This video promotes Nxt as being a blockchain that is great for old business models looking to modernize and consider using blockchain technology.

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MEETUPS

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

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

https://cryptocalendar.pro/

 

  • The Autonomy Conference 2018 on March 20-21

Lior Yaffe (riker) on March 19th:

Intro meeting today at the ABB office in Oslo.

David A. Anisi, principal R&D engineer at ABB, Oslo, on LinkedIn:

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

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

More info

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BUSINESSES ON ARDOR

  • Triffic Update

Great news for the community and upcoming Ardor businesses: the Triffic (Coinerz) team, who will soon launch their ICO on Ardor, will open source their upcoming ICO payment system, which has an inbuilt KYC and affiliate system. They must think highly of ARDR if they give a 10% discount for buying into the ICO with it. Also, there will be a 5% discount for those that pay with NXT and IGNIS.

Triffic is a gamified GPS app on the blockchain that rewards you whenever you travel to a location, redeem vouchers, sell items or book a hotel or taxi.

 

Coinerz stated:

Hello all, just a quick heads up regarding the Triffic ICO – whilst we will be accepting payments in BTC, ETH, ARDR, IGNIS and NXT, we are giving people a 10% bonus if they pay in ARDOR and a 5% bonus if they pay in IGNIS or NXT.

Also, the ICO payment system that we have created which has built in KYC and affiliate system, we will be shortly open-sourcing so that other companies can also issue ICO’s using Ardor ecosystem.

Follow Triffic on Twitter, Facebook, Reddit, Medium or Telegram

Triffic One-pager

Website

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  • Janus – Status Update

In April, the JNSHash mining operations, which will pay a share of their mined coins to holders of 100K+ JNS, in a coin of their own choice, will finally be set up in their new building. JNS has been listed on stocks.exchange. Also, Janus holders who have claimed their airdropped KREDS coins should update their clients with a new mandatory upgrade. And remember: holders of 50K Kreds can run a master node.

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

Janus asset ID on the ARDOR platform: 4348103880042995903

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

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  • Bitswift Child Chain Update

A quick update for the Bitswift community about their new website, which focuses on the tech side of the company and not the blockchain side.

 

 

bitswiftbro wrote:

Hello everyone, we have launched the new Bitswift.tech (https://bitswift.tech). Keep in mind this site focuses on our tech company, and not directly on our blockchain token side of things. We hope you like the look and feel and maybe get the vibe for where we are taking this. Its not quite done yet, some minor things need changing and optimizing, We hope this can set a new image for Bitswift and take Bitswift ecosystem to the next level. Our blockchain site is now in the works and you should expect it soon.

Join their Telegram Channel

Learn more about the Bitswift ecosystem

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CLONES

  • ESI

ESI is a new blockchain clone, based on the Nxt blockchain.

Tree Credits Foundation is founded by Ferdinand Swart, a crypto platform that looks to harness the power of the Nxt blockchain to promote green development and more efficient climate aid/development funds. They want to reward “climate-smart landscaping.”

We at Nxter Magazine look forward to learning more about the SFI/Tree Credits. We will keep you updated as we learn more.

Twitter

Website

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  • Lele Airdrop Distribution

The following is the latest updates on the LELE Airdrop.

Lele Airdrop to Nxt holders seems to have taken place:

There is a new market for LELE, launched on stocks.exchange LELE <> LTC

Future plans: https://steemit.com/cryptocurrency/@bonusdeposit/lelecoin-for-future

Important Read Airdrop from Clones – How to Act

Visit their website to learn more about LELE’s approach to the technology in their roadmap and whitepaper.

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DEVELOPMENT

 

  • New Third-Party Nxt-Ardor Wallet

A community member, Zhang, has created a mobile wallet for Nxt and Ardor child chain tokens. The UI looks very clean and polished, and it is advertised as a secure and convenient smart wallet. The wallet does not support Ignis assets. The development is ongoing.

Zhang wrote:

Hi, I developed a wallet, has integrated nxt + ardor (sub-chain).
If you find any problems, please tell me. This is the github address: https://github.com/317482454/Nxt-wallet-js

It’s coded in HTML vue+cordova.

It does not support Ignis assets, only supports sub-chain.

New version: I will join ACTN, Lele, as long as they do not modify the transaction signature.

Website

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  • FreeBird 2.0 

Last week the FreeBird developer announced that he will launch a version of his software for the Ignis blockchain.

FreeBird 1.0 is a decentralized microblog system based on NXT blockchain. With FreeBird, you can publish a microblog, send private messages, like, follow, RT, comment, forward messages and tip authors. No one can delete your messages or forbid your account because there is no single point to attack. It is free to log in and view messages in your browser, but it cost NXT to publish your messages onto the blockchain. FreeBird can merge several messages into one transaction to save on these NXT fees. Each transaction costs 1 FBC (FreeBird coin).

Run FreeBird 1.0

Dependencies:
Java 8 or later needs to be installed. The Nxt client needs to be running.

There is no installation needed. Unpack the freebird.zip package and open a shell in the resulting directory. Execute the run.sh script if using Linux, or run.bat if using Windows. This will start a java server process, which will begin logging its activities to the console. The initialization takes a few seconds. When it is ready, you should see the message “FreeBird server x.x.x started successfully”. Open a browser, without stopping the java process, and go to http://127.0.0.1:7880 , where the FreeBird UI should now be available.

FreeBird 2.0 is coming!

The developer wrote:

FreeBird 2.0 will save fees to publish your messages because it is based on Ardor child chain. The default ARDOR child chain fee is only 0.01 ARDR, while the default NXT chain fee is 1 NXT (about 0.5 ARDR). The less fees will make more FreeBird users. Development of FreeBird 2.0 has begun, and we plan to launch the 1st version on 2018-5-15.

The FreeBird tokens will Airdrop by 1:1 on 2018-5-15. All the FBC (asset on NXT: 17582972238882915337) holders will find their FBC tokens on the Ardor platform.

So as FreeBird 2.0 will run on ARDOR platform, FreeBird 1.0 will still keep running with NXT blockchain.

FBC asset ID on Nxt’s blockchain: 17582972238882915337

Project Board

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  • Weekly Reminder: Jelurida is Getting in Gear

Jelurida and Veronica, the business developer and marketing lead for Jelurida, are following the Ignis ICO whitepaper roadmap behind the scenes. Lately, highly qualified additions have been made to the content marketing and helpdesk teams, something that has been high on the community’s (and Veronica’s) wish list. Proofreading, content planning and a beginning effort to streamline the identity and key differences of Jelurida’s three products: Nxt, Ignis, and Ardor, is mentioned in this update, as well as social media and community management.

Veronica wrote:

Hello everyone.

This is the second week that we are posting regularly and consistently to all our social media channels for all the Jelurida brands; Ardor, Ignis, and Nxt. We are posting to Twitter, Facebook, Linkedin, and Telegram and are already seeing great community engagement, and as usual appreciate everyone who joins the conversation.

For now, we went from no structure or consistency, to one quality piece of content a day in every channel. We are primarily using third party articles for sources at the moment, but we will start generating our own content as well soon.

I am glad to introduce the great people behind the curtains that are making this possible:

In one hand, Jesse Seaver is a professional copywriter and blockchain tech writer with over ten years of experience as a columnist for The Huffington Post, and has gone assignment for National Geographic (http://www.jesseseaver.com/).

He is collaborating with us as a Content Advisor and is working to create a new content strategy for Jelurida that brings the family of brands together in a cohesive way. This will include creating a common ‘voice’ for all social media outlets, and acting as an editor for all public messaging. (E.g. All Lior’s Medium articles have been edited and reviewed and will be individually updated – as some members suggested.)

Adedayo Adebajo (@Over_watchtower) is a natural optimistic idealist who sees several creative ways out in every obstacle. 1 part artist, 1 part writer, 1 part entrepreneur, 2 part Philanthropist, 3 parts Egalitarian and a whole lot more.

Adedayo, now our help desk support specialist, is also focusing on community management as well as the @ArdorPlatform and @NxtCommunity Twitter accounts. Adedayo has previous experience at Poloniex, dealing with a numerous users request and he has an impressive capacity to bring any conversation to a positive and educational side (https://www.linkedin.com/in/adebajo-adedayo-61b908b9/).

A warm welcome to Jesse and Adedayo to these key roles that will start giving our brands a consistent and permanent voice on the top of all the social media effort of our amazing community. Please, do not stop posting out there, and, yet, let’s support our guys as much as we can. Thank you!

IN THE MEDIA

  • Finance Magnates – Meet the Modular Toolset Simplifying Blockchain Integration for Companies

This article promotes the modular architecture of Nxt and Ardor and how they are a flexible platform to develop business applications for many use cases. They promote that the codebase for both is Java, a business standard programming language that makes it ideal for businesses – unlike Ethereum which has a proprietary language. Lastly, the unique parent-child chain architecture, of Ardor, is explained and highlighted as this makes Ardor the best business scalable solution due to the pruning capabilities.

They wrote:

Nxt and Ardor operate in a more secure and economic than Ethereum for the purposes of smart contracts (Nxt and Ardor work with smart transactions that are not programmable). This is an important element as it makes the platforms very ideal for startups and upcoming projects, namely ICOs. The Ardor platform design enables anyone to make an ICO and collect funds directly in pegged tokens to EUR, BTC, USD, or whatever currency.

Nxt and Ardor blockchains are easier to adopt by companies because they are built in Java, and companies don’t need to learn Solidity or other blockchain languages. Thanks to the parent-­child chains architecture and the prunable feature the bloat problem is also eliminated by these products. Consequently, common issues such as time and costs for companies that want to start using the blockchain technology for their products are dramatically reduced.

Source

 

  • WatchTower – Ardor, a Tour Through Utopia (I)

This guest piece for Nxter.org promotes the great things that can be done with an Ardor blockchain marketplace, such as the one on Ignis. The control and security of these marketplaces are underappreciated. Ardor offers many great features for its child chains, of which all are available on Ignis, and this piece illustrates concrete examples of the marketplace and account control functionality. Ardor is much more than a token, it is a BaaS ecosystem.

Watchtower wrote:

So, Ardor allows you to have a blockchain marketplace where anyone can buy and sell physical and digital items. The Marketplace is already a part of the Ignis child chain and any other child chain to be established under Ardor shall possess this great feature. This is cryptocurrency renewed, this is adorable, this is Ardor.

It is well known that security is key to the success of any business -online and offline. In the case of online businesses, like operations in the crypto-land, it is always of great need and emphasis with the aim of protecting online actors, avoiding exploitation and manipulation of various kinds. Therefore, it is for this reason that Ardor and it’s child chains possess the Account Control feature, which is a security measure that ensures that access is rightfully restricted and unapproved transactions are prohibited.

You can read another one of WatchTower’s posts here on Nxter.

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  • OracleNews – Ethereum And Ardor Are In A Lifetime War

This article promotes the scalability and security of Ardor and contrasts it against Ethereum.

They wrote:

NXT made it to be the first blockchain ever built from scratch and one of the first crypto technology to be launched with ICO. The network offers values like decentralized asset exchange, voting system, and marketplace, among others.

[Ardor] Unlike Ethereum, frees itself from much data, separate security from functionality to enhance efficiency and speed through the creation of multiple chains.

Ardor was launched to strike out some of the glitches which preexisting cryptocurrencies like Ethereum, Bitcoin were embattled with like bloating, voting and token, among others.

Due to the bordered capability of some blockchain capability like Ethereum, with present capacity of 121 GB blockchain, revalidation must take place for all fresh node. Contrary to that, Ardor provides users with parent chain that keeps only vital information permanently, and other transactions will be moved to individual child chains, and the transactions will be cropped.

Source

 

  • Groww – Ardor: All You Should Know About this Coin

This Wikipedia styled article offers a comprehensive explanation of the history and functionality of Ardor and speaks highly of the ARDR token. Speaks at length about the concepts of child chains.

The author wrote:

Ardor is the latest blockchain as a service (BaaS) providers. Ardor does not require investing in developing custom blockchain solutions instead provides the blockchain infrastructure for businesses and institutions to leverage the strengths of blockchain technology.

The blockchain bloat problem is solved by Ardor using a new transaction pruning system.

The native token problem has been solved by the Ardor and it will implement a system of bundlers, and nodes on the network that will accept fees paid in the child chain token

Ignis is designed in such a way that it serves as the main entry point for Ardor. The Ignis largely replicates NXT. The main objective of Ignis is to offer unlimited possibilities and flexibility.

Source

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  • Hackernoon – Merchant Payment Processing and the Future of Money

Jelurida is mentioned as a real candidate to be a blockchain-based payment disruptor. The future of blockchain payment processing is bright, and the Nxt and Ardor platforms are great places to form the foundation for a 21st century payment system.

They wrote:

Another blockchain-based payment disruptor is Jelurida, the creator of the Nxt and Ardor platforms. Both Nxt and Ardor are blockchain-based — Nxt is an open-source blockchain platform for general use, and Ardor is more specifically targeted to the business and NGO community. Both use cryptocurrency to facilitate payments over a decentralized network. Jelurida hopes that businesses will adopt its blockchain technology to create new “child chains” off of the Main Ardor Chain. Child chains allow businesses to customize and control their own blockchains without the need for massive processing power to create coins or build a network from scratch.

Source

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  • Bitcoin Insider – Sustainability of Blockchain Projects depend largely on Team Ethics and Vision Team Ethics and Vision

As blockchain technology becomes more mainstream, Ardor becomes more and more visible. The benefits of Ardor for business blockchain solutions are mentioned.

They wrote:

Jelurida, a development company that has created a couple of blockchain products like Ardor, Nxt and Ignis represents a typical example of the sustainable nucleus of blockchain enterprise. Beyond the primary solutions that these products bring to the ecosystem, to have thrived on all fronts within the past few years where so many projects have fallen by the wayside places Jelurida up there with the likes of Bitcoin and Ethereum.

Source

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  • Decentral Magazine – Ardor Technischer Bericht

This German-language article mentions Jelurida being at the forefront of addressing blockchain bloat, which currently is a roadblock to mass adoption of blockchain technologies in various sectors. Ardor is a Blockchain-as-a-Service (BaaS) with true scalability due to its unique parent-child architecture.

Source

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PRICE EVOLUTION

 

A new price bot joined Twitter on March 17th with this account :

 

  • TradingView – Ardor Breaking the Downtrend by DestinationMoonCrypto

Source

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  • TradingView – Ardor is Ready by ripple10usd

Source

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  • TradingView – Ardor Looking Bullish by spfleck

 

  • TradingView – ARDR with 300% Potential Profits by teflon92

  • TradingView – Ardor Hidden Double Bottom by HiTech

Source

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  • Weekly NXT/ARDR/IGNIS Price Evolution

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

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

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

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And that is all for this week, Nxters.

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

March (I)

Welcome again, dear Nxters and other followers!

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

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

 

COMMUNITY

MEETUPS

The AE

DEVELOPMENT

IN THE MEDIA

PRICE EVOLUTION

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


COMMUNITY

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

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

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

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

Ardor Nxt Group 发布于 2018年2月27日

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

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

Veronica wrote:

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

Elizabeth stated:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Meetup in Barcelona, March 1st

Veronica wrote:

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

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

 

Meetup in Madrid, March 1st

Elizabeth stated:

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

Pask:

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

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

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

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  • Oracle – Duke’s Choice Awards

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

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

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

Source

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  • Exchanges

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

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

AFTER DEADLINE: Poloniex has now enabled deposits + withdrawals

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

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

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

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

Elizabeth wrote:

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

More exchanges? Community member, Sebastien256 stated:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Korean Ardor Community Page

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

Ardorbaby stated:

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

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

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

Source

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

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

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

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

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

The following subdomains were also registered:

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

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  • Bitswift Child Chain Update

Last week the Bitswift team announced the following news.

bitswiftbro wrote:

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

travin: At what rate

bitswiftbro: its at .999 or something normal

TECH token

Bitswiftbro:

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

The official asset for TECH is : 8592752264082871895

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Bitswift.shop

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

They wrote:

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

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  • Action Coin Presale Ends

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

Action Token Distribution Event

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

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

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

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

The ACTN airdrop to NXT holders

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

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

Source: https://t.me/ActionCoinNews

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  • Lele Airdrop

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

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

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

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

Before the LELE snapshot, jose proposed the following solution:

Important Read Airdrop from Clones – How to Act

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

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

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

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

Our best advice:

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

The LELE team stated:

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

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

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

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

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

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

Visit their website

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MEETUPS

 

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

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

Veronica wrote:

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

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

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

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

Elizabeth wrote:

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

Source

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

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

Details:

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

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

More info

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The AE

  • Frasindo Crowdsale

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

 

Sandy, AKA san2ok, explained:

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

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

Round 4 bonus 10% will open for 7 days

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

How to buy Frasindo

Bounty Questions

More info

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  • Janus – Status Update

The Janus team recently launched KREDS and announced the following:

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

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

Luis, AKA Ascendus, stated:

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

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

JNS tokens

Bjorn stated:

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

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

Theres no incentive for them to list JNS without volume.

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

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

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

Janus asset ID on the ARDOR platform: 4348103880042995903

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

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DEVELOPMENT

  • Weekly Reminder: Bundling and deadlines

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

chesslover:
@martis I meant programmatically

martis:
with api?

chesslover:
Yes
Or something like a work flow

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

Read a nice write-up about bundling here

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

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IN THE MEDIA

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

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

The author wrote:

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

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

Source

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

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

They wrote:

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

Source

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

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

Visit the original article at Medium to view the full table

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

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

Source

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

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

 

Source

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

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

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

Source

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

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

They wrote:

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

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

Source

 

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

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

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

Source

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  • A Bit Greedy – Ignis Coin Guide: Complete Analysis

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

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

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

Source

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PRICE EVOLUTION

  • TradingView – ARDR by HamadaMark

Source

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  • TradingView – Is ARDR About to show some Enthusiasm?

Source

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

Source

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  • Weekly NXT/ARDR/IGNIS Price Evolution

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

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

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

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And that is all for this week, Nxters.

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

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

February (II)

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

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

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

COMMUNITY

MEETUPS

The AE

DEVELOPMENT

NXT IN THE MEDIA

PRICE EVOLUTION

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


COMMUNITY

  • Freewallet

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

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  • Exchanges… 

Meanwhile, on the AEUR blockchain

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

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

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

Lior Yaffe (Jelurida) wrote:

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

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  • ACTN – NXT Airdrop and Ongoing ICO

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

Elizabeth conversed with Lior Yaffe (Riker):

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Child Chains

  • Bitswift Update

Last week Bitswift markets opened on Bittrex!

bitswiftbro wrote:

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

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

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

Thewhig.com wrote:

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

Source

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

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  • Products for Sale in the AEUR Marketplace

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

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

Palheiro wrote:

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

martis – @palheiro where are you located?

palheiro – Galiza (Spanish Kingdom)

SellerARDOR-66J7-K4T7-8C9M-66W67

I am sure the AEUR Marketplace can serve other requests as well. Remember that the jam does not expire 😉

Like Ignis, AEUR has a marketplace where items can be listed and purchased in the child chain’s own tokens. On the AEUR chain, this means that all prices are pegged to the Euro. You can see how to get on to the Euro-pegged AEUR chain in the following how-to video, created by James Malach, aka Coinerz, entitled: ‘Exchange Euros For Ardor With Ardorgate’.

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  • SCAM Message on Facebook

Almost every week we are warning our readers about false services that are trying to hustle new Nxters for coins. Although it seems ridiculous, scammers always cheat someone. Most scams are obvious but some are legit enough to fool decent people. Take care, it is impossible to warn against every scam and hustle out there as they are just so ubiquitous. That is why we urge all readers to use the information from official sources, always check with the community, and NEVER disclose your passphrase to anyone!

The scam:

Kevin –  Warning guys!!!
I just got this spam message from NXT BLockchain on facebook messenger using the NXT logo etc. be aware!

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  • New Korean Telegram Channel About Nxt/Ardor

Someone has created a new Korean chat about Nxt/Ardor on Telegram. There are already over 200 users in that chat room. This is a great tool for our Korean readers to spread knowledge and awareness of Nxt and Ardor.

Here is our (non-exhaustive) list pointing to the most popular Telegram Nxt/Ardor channels

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MEETUPS

  • Ardor Nxt Group Event Calendar

The number of events in the Nxt / Ardor ecosystems are increasing and thanks to a calendar created by Elizabeth, we have them all sorted and highlighted. Take a look at it and make a visit to the closest Meetup to meet the passionate people who make up this beautiful ecosystem, enjoy some networking, and perhaps even learn something new!

Elizabeth wrote:

Elizabeth – I created this calendar so the community is aware of events in their area and so I could indicate when members of our community will be at an event. Each event is color coded and the key is in the sidebar. So far the only attendees and known attendees have been ANG sponsored.

If you see an event in your area that you are interested in attending, let me know and we can see if we can work something out for group discounts on passes, etc.

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  • Blockchain for Business Meetup in Barcelona – The Future of Blockchain in Business on March 1

Veronica is preparing one of the most interesting Meetups of the year, taking advantage of the Mobile World Congress days, the speakers will be top-level in their fields (Blockchain experts, banking experts, executives from consumer-goods companies, investors, and lawyers). The theme will be the future of blockchain in business. Register early as many people are likely going to attend.

https://www.meetup.com/es-ES/Blockchain-for-Business-Barcelona/events/247616337/

• What we’ll do
Blockchain-based technologies are revolutionizing the world as they are applied to new and existing business models.

In the context of Mobile World Congress 2018, the most significant mobile event in the world, with Annual attendance more than 100,000, we are going to invite thought leaders to talk about the future of Blockchain in Business.

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  • Join the Meetup Group – Ardor – Nxt Madrid (Madrid, España)

Our friend, Coradan, the founder of the Meetup Blockchain for Business Madrid, has announced his new meetup group in Madrid (Spain) called Ardor – Nxt Madrid.

Source

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You can download the Meetup App for mobile or log in on the web to register for any of them:

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  • Crypto Meetup “Blockchain for Business: Ardor Platform held on February 7th

Almonte shared his experience from last week’s Meetup organized in Valencia with the community.

He wrote:

 

Almonte – Great experience, the Valencia meetup yesterday: https://www.meetup.com/es-ES/Blockchain-Valencia-Tech/events/246896335/ There were around 40 very participative attendees from Valencia’s developers and start-up community.

From both service providers and product makers it is interesting to invest on Ardor knowledge, the former will be prepared when business will need support for Ardor integration within their current processes and the latter will be able to design their blockchain based products with the first blockchain as a service out there. I enjoyed a lot the good questions this audience asked.

Thanks all the attendees, specially to Dekalabs and Flywire for hosting the event.

More information

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The AE

Remember the launch? In May 2014 #NxtAE launched. Anyone could now issue digital asset tokens on the blockchain and trade them p2p on an unregulated, decentralized, global asset blockchain market. The ICO craze is not new to us.

Being so early with the AE was wild, just like ERC20-ICO-traders experience it now. But, it also gave the core devs an early chance to start working out good solutions to the problems that inherently arise in such a market, long before any other dev team. Nxt never got hacked. It has run stable for over four years. Assets are issued with few clicks. Instantly tradeable on the AE (Asset Exchange). Encrypted messages can be exchanged. Documents can be uploaded, signed, timestamped. Dividends paid with a click, all recorded into the blockchain.

With Ardor (and this will be ported back to Nxt), asset issuers have full control over their assets; who trades their assets, like only KYC and AML approved accounts – or anyone. There is whitelist control over asset holder accounts, you can choose, for example, which asset holders should have the opportunity to vote or even to control an account by vote.

The result of a vote held on the Ignis child chain can be set to sign transactions on behalf of the company – pre-defined whitelisted accounts can sign/vote by account ID, tag, balance or asset balance.

Assets are tradable in all child chain markets. You can only issue assets on Ignis, but you can have your ICO in any child chain token, a non-pegged crypto, or for example in AEUR, which is pegged to, and backed by, Euros, withdrawable to your bank account directly in the Ardor Client GUI. More child chain cryptocurrencies will come. And more assets.

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  • Janus – Status Update

$JNS, what’s next?

They got the large Kodak building. From April 1, JNSHash will be operational.

They elaborate:

The deal has been made with the building owner of the old Kodak office for JNSHash mining operation. They agreed to provide up to 800 amps as our operation grows.

The contract goes into effect on April 1st. This is the soonest we can get machines in and hashing again, then begin expanding. Thank you for your patience in this aspect, we understand right now it is of huge importance to the community and will work very hard to bring it back ASAP.

Between now and April will be the cleanup, drywall, and electrical installation.

The building owner has stated they must perform some of this due to city code, so this is the reason for the delay. However, this is an opportunity (because I am also trying to look on the bright side here). This means we can see if the new Nvidia line of GPU comes out which is super important for future investment into the hashrate, and also the release of new asic machines.

Janus Telegram: https://t.me/thejanusproject

Janus asset ID on the ARDOR platform: 4348103880042995903

KREDS

Last week, a snapshot of all JNS (Janus) on the Ardor network was taken, at block height 48484.

Two Kreds would be credited per one JNS, to be distributed accordingly within 90 days counting from the time of the Kreds Genesis block. There will only be a 90-day claim window, so Janus holders get ready to download their wallet and grab your coins because guess what. Kreds is already live.

Here is how to claim you Kreds balance if you’re a Janus holder.

So what is Kreds?

Janus wrote:

Kreds will be a totally new blockchain with no connection to Ardor.

bjorn_bb wrote:

For gpu miners most of you will be familiar with the mining algo and pools will come very shortly. Thank you to everyone, and the rest of my team for making this utility currency a huge success. It will play a large role in our websites as incentive for [writing] great content and comments.

Everyone grab the wallet, we made sure to have all OS’s [and Android] available
https://github.com/KredsBlockchain/kreds-core/releases

$KREDS discussion in Discord app: https://discord.gg/3gmat7B

Masternode setup guide:
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1m9ApgN33fHlj08kc009CCg6dRWDhl5V8/view

If you want to know more or find a list of supportive pools, read and follow Kreds’ [ANN] thread on Bitcointalk.

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  • Adel – Adel Swap Module Guide

The community of Adel is in the final stretch of the move of their ADL coin to the Ethereum network. We wish you good luck in your adventure. This week, February 15th, the swap will occur. Adel produced a guide that explains what will happen during the switch from Nxt.

C-cex users: Remember to withdraw your ADL coins to your NXT wallet before the 14th of February due to delisting.

ADL Swap Preview & Guide

How will you swap your ADL coins for ADL on Ethereum? We’ve put together a guide to help you prepare for February 15, so you’ll be ready for the switch. Check out our blog post on Steemit: https://steemit.com/cryptocurrency/@adelecosystem/adel-swap-module-guide

If you have Any questions regarding the Swap, get in contact with Adel on Slack or Telegram.

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DEVELOPMENT

  • Improving the Coin Exchange Feature

Users have been requesting a GUI-change in the Ardor Client, to improve the p2p Coin Exchange experience. Lior Yaffe, core dev for Nxt and Ardor, mentions the improvements made to the layout of the Ardor client – including more specific “Not enough funds” message explanations.

riker – We added the buy orders side to the coin exchange and improved the layout a bit, if someone wants to test http://80.211.143.216:27876/index.html – this is my mainnet node.

Also we improved the “Not enough funds” message. It now explains the problem i.e. “Not enough funds. Amount 877 fee 0.018 current balance 875.6994 you are missing 1.3185 IGNIS”

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  • Ardor.World – Ardor Coin Exchange Rates

Thanks to Sergei Chumak, we now have this amazing tool.

https://twitter.com/m4kstep/status/961686900917579776

The functionality of Ardor.World continues to grow as it now supports Ardor coin exchange rates across the child chain ecosystem.

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  • Weekly Reminder – NXT

This week’s reminder is this Infogram made by ANG.

Nxt is one of the most stable, featureful and best tested altcoins. With new chains released under the JPL giving airdrops to all NXT holders, and with the NXT public chain being maintained and developed further by Jelurida, how can Nxt be “dead”?

A new upgrade to the public chain is on its way, and launching a Nxt-based blockchain has never been easier for businesses with the release of the Blockchain Creation Kit last year. Per the terms of the Jelurida Public License (JPL) any clone of the Nxt blockchain needs to airdrop 10% of its tokens to NXT holders (- see the above section about the Action Token).

https://infogram.com/nxt-is-not-dead-1hkv2njloemn6x3

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NXT IN THE MEDIA

  • Lior Yaffe in Medium – Ardor Launch — To go Where no Jeluridian has gone Before – Update #5

Barely 40 days have passed since Ardor launched and the stability of the network is incredible. This allows developers to focus on developing the key features of the Ardor network. Everything goes like a Swiss watch –  funny because the company is Swiss. Expect a new Ardor release next week.

Lior updated:

Another productive week in cryptoland. Ardor and its child chains continue to operate perfectly. The dev team has started working on the pruning and snapshot feature (but this is still several months away). Meanwhile, next week we are planning to release minor updates to Ardor and Nxt with some usability improvements and bug fixes.

We are talking with several teams about child chain creation and Nxt based clone projects. The customer support system is now fully operational and we are making good progress with the integration of a CRM system.

Some good news from exchanges, Bittrex has opened IGNIS for trading using our zero fee transactions solution. I expect other exchanges to open trading soon. Meanwhile, our Euro zone users, can use the Ardorgate service which continues to improve and streamline the service.

Source

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  • Lior Yaffe in Medium – Why I Think the “Bitcoin Bubble” is not Going to Burst Anytime Soon

In this article, Lior pulls sincerity to announce to the public his controversial opinion about the process that the markets of cryptocurrencies are experiencing. He is no stranger to bubbles and he documents his experiences with the infamous dotcom bubble of the turn-of-the 21st century.

He wrote:

I did not live through the Dutch tulip mania of 1637 so can’t say much about it, but I was an employee of Jacada, a Nasdaq traded high flying tech startup during the happy days of the dot.com bubble during 1998-2001, and I did experience first hand the effects of the dot.com bubble burst, losing on paper hundred of thousands of dollars held in unvested stock options of the company, while seeing its stock value plummet from $37 to basically nothing over the course of a couple of years.

Therefore, as someone who bares the (financial) scars of this event, I’m always on the lookout for new bubbles.

Source

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  • Medium – Updating your Ardor / NXT node Running on a Raspberry Pi 3

Ardor and Nxt are Proof-of-Stake blockchains that are small and light enough to run very well on a Raspberry Pi.

A community member, Erick, created this easy-peasy guide about how to update your raspberry pi node running Ardor. This configuration would add a node to the network, but remember to modify the properties file to leave it at 100%.

Instructions for updating your node:

  1. If your Ardor/NXT node is currently running, stop it by pressing Ctrl + c in the terminal.
  2. Download the latest zipped release from Jelurida for either Ardor or NXT.
    -Move the downloaded zipped file to the folder containing the existing Ardor or NXT folder.
  3. Open up the Ardor or NXT folder and remove/delete the lib folder.
  4. Open the Terminal and navigate to the folder containing the Ardor or NXT folder, and unzip the zipped file…
    unzip ardor-client-2.0.13.zip
  5. When prompted, overwrite all files by pressing A
  6. When completed, cd into the ardor or nxt folder and restart the node ./run.sh
  7. After a few minutes, open the web browser and verify the update was successful.
  8. Kick back and allow your node to resync with the blockchain.

Source

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  • The Merkle – What is Ignis?

A brief introduction to Ignis. Some people confuse Ardor and its child chains – remember all Ardor does is forge transactions and provide security. All the other functionality you know from the Nxt blockchain is in Ardor’s child chains. Ignis is the first and ONLY fully-permissioned child chain. The Merkle gave a beginner’s guide to the child chain.

They wrote:

What is Ignis Exactly?

Some people may recall that Ardor wants to become a next-generation blockchain focusing on child chains. The Ardor parent chain processes transactions and offers security and scalability to “offspring” such as Ignis.

It is important to note the child chain has its own native currency, which was distributed through last year’s Ignis ICO. The main reason this project was created was to bring functionality to the Ardor ecosystem, as the parent chain will only offer very basic functionality. It has all of the NXT features built in except for the “forging” of currencies.

Source

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  • Freewallet in Medium – Freewallet – Ardor: A Long Way Home

Freewallet wrote a post in Medium about their challenges migrating to the dedicated Ardor blockchain. They highlight the unique selling points of Ardor and they announce that integrating IGNIS is a priority and that they are currently working on it.

They wrote:

Basically, any project or individual can create a dedicated child chain with the ARDR platform. They can issue a separate coin (or token) for their chain, enable and disable specific network features and get their transactions processed fast and without mixing them with information from parallel child chains.

Source

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  • CoinSpeaker – What is the Nxt Platform, and What Can It be Used For?

The author makes a brief comparison between two of the most famous consensus protocols today, Proof of Work vs Proof of Stake, before diving into the innovative features which Nxt has.

Photo: Nxt / Twitter

They wrote:

Nxt, an advanced blockchain platform and the first currency to run solely on proof-of-stake algorithm, beats basic functional features of [other] pioneering cryptocurrencies.

Some of its main features include:

Asset Exchange enabling peer-to-peer trading of shares and crypto assets;
Data Storage that can be used for purposes such as building file-sharing services, decentralized apps, and various other services;
An Alias system allowing text substitutions that will enable keywords to be used to represent other things;
A Voting System that can be used to influence future development decisions, shareholder voting, public elections, and various other community-based decisions;
Plugin support that will make it simple for external developers to add additional features and enhancements;
Multi-signature and Phased Transactions that take into consideration various factors such as the approval of multiple accounts or the passage of a specific interval of time.

Source

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  • Coindigo – Scaling to the New Heights With Ardor

This article from Coindigo is one of the few that, in addition to summarizing the characteristics of Ardor, dared to write the truth, something that all Nxters knows well: Ethereum has received more publicity than Ardor, but that does not mean it is a better product – mostly this is a function of the ridiculous sums of money they raised in their ICO – and marketing.

Coindigo wrote:

Most cryptocurrency platforms are limited by their need to rely on a single cryptocurrency for transactions. Ardor is different, and tokens within the Ardor platform can make transactions between themselves without holding any ARDR tokens.

Lastly, Ardor gives businesses the potential to customize their own child chain. This increases the potential use case for the chains, as businesses can have the chain as private as they want. Furthermore, businesses from various industries can use the technology because of the customization and it would not be limited to a single industry use.

Ardor has not received as much publicity and backing as Ethereum, even though the technology is arguably more superior. This is because the developers lack the marketing capability of Vitalik Butarin. A majority of their team is composed of legal experts and software engineers. They need a business minded individual to really market the technology to businesses.

Nevertheless, the team is very smart when it comes to their technical knowledge. Lior Yaffe is a software engineer by trade, and he is the MD for Jelurida (parent company). Petko Petkovis is another co-founder, who is the core developer. He has a vast repertoire of technical knowledge which no doubt comes in handy at Jelurida. Lastly, their lead software architect is Tomislav Gountchev who has a stellar academic resume having studied at Cambridge and UC Berkeley. He also cofounded Nabble, and worked at multiple other tech start-ups.

Source

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PRICE EVOLUTION

  • TradingView – Ardor Probability Of Reversal

Source

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  • TradingView – ARDR Found Bottom and is Going Up

Source

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  • TradingView – IGNIS Entry Level

Source

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  • TradingView – IGNIS Likely Forming the Preferred Pump Formation C&H

Source

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  • Weekly NXT/ARDR/IGNIS Price Evolution

The following graphic shows the NXT / Bitcoin exchange price at Bittrex over this past week:

The following graphic shows the ARDR / Bitcoin exchange price at Bittrex over this past week:

The following graphic shows the IGNIS / Bitcoin exchange price at Bittrex over these past days:

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And that is all for this week, Nxters.

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Nxter News – February 2018 (I): Predicting Rain Does Not Count. Building Arks Does.

February (I)

Welcome again, dear Nxters! Welcome back to another synopsis of the crypto news from last week.

Jelurida has just been selected as one of the ten finalists at the 4YFN Awards in Barcelona! Ardorgate is up and running and making buying crypto with your fiat money so much easier, a great new account alert service is available, and last week also saw the release IGNIS on Bittrex, finally, but we still are waiting for some other exchanges to get their act together (Poloniex / Freewallet / HitBTC). Lior Yaffe updated the community with another installment from his Medium blog, new Meetups were announced and a lot more.

    We welcome back our old readers and warmly welcome our new ones. The cryptosphere is a large, complex, and largely mysterious place for many people, and we at Nxter are changing that. We want our readers to become experts in the Nxt / Ardor / Ignis blockchain ecosystem. Take a deep breath, lean back and learn about all the news from last week.

     

    COMMUNITY

    MEETUPS

    The AE

    DEVELOPMENT

    NXT IN THE MEDIA

    PRICE EVOLUTION

    This week’s newsletter is put together by James, apenzl, Jose, and rubenbc.


    COMMUNITY

     

    • 4YFN Awards Finalists

    Jelurida has been selected as one of the ten finalists at the 4YFN Awards!

    Jelurida will pitch on the main stage, meet up with investors and exhibit within the innovation market at 4YFN Barcelona on Tuesday, February 27, and pitch in Mobile World Congress, Conference Innovation session, three days later, on the 1st of March.

    The 4YFN Awards 2018 is the startup competition of the 4YFN at the Mobile World Congress Barcelona 2018 event, focused on accelerating business development and the investment in new technologies.

    As part of being a finalist, Jelurida will exhibit for free in a highlighted area of 4YFN from February 26 to 28. Also, they will get a dedicated article published on the 4YFN website and will be included in newsletters and across social channels. Jelurida will have the opportunity to meet the international press for the promotion of the finalists’ projects, 5 FREE visitor passes, and will enter the SendGrid Accelerator Programme, receiving a SendGrid Pro 100k Plan and the 6-month starter package with Loader.

    Lior writes:

    The presence at MWC provides and huge exposure outside of the crypto circles. We are the only blockchain startup represented in the 10 finalists.

    The Mobile World Congress is the most significant mobile event in the world, with Annual attendance more than 100,000. Attendees represent more than 200 countries from across the globe. Over 2,300 exhibits are featured during four days in Barcelona from February 26 to the 1st of March.

    Lior Yaffe, co-founder and Managing Director of Jelurida will visit Barcelona for the entire week. Veronica Torras, Head of Marketing and Business Development, together with other members of the community, is working on a strategic agenda to meet with relevant representatives of the technology and the blockchain business community in Barcelona.

    Source

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    • Exchange Euros for ARDR with Ardorgate

    Last week we mentioned the launch of Ardorgate, and the AEUR child chain.

    Since then, users have been depositing EUR > AEUR into the Ardor blockchain platform, and withdrawn some EUR as well, a user confirmed he used IGNIS to fuel his car with, by converting IGNIS to AEUR in the Ardor p2p Coin Exchange, and then sending AEUR from the Ardor client to his Mister Tango Mastercard in minutes via Ardorgate.

    32517 AEUR are currently in circulation, backed by an equal amount of EUR in Ardorgate’s account.

    Ardorgate allows you to quickly purchase or sell assets, marketplace items, and child chain tokens in the Ardor ecosystem – effortlessly convert AEUR < > IGNIS, ARDR, BITSWIFT, Janus assets and other tokens. With Ardorgate, any AEUR tokens you have can also be fast and easily converted to Euros in your Mistertango account.

    James Malach, aka Coinerz, created a new Ardor how-to video entitled: ‘Exchange Euros For Ardor With Ardorgate’

    Previous videos at:
    https://www.nxter.org/nxt-news-january-2018-v/#Coinerz_Using_Ardor_Coin_exchange
    https://www.nxter.org/nxt-news-january-2018-iv/#coinerz_Ardor

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    • Account Alert Service

    Nxters have long been requesting an alert service, that can notify them by email of new transactions to their Nxt and Ardor accounts. Last week developer Alexander, aka scor2k, a Nxter.org partner, launched such a notification service for testing. It has been a long time since a service like this has been operational, so we have no doubt that our readers will find it useful. Learn about other services designed by Alexander here, and about how to register for the alpha alert service below.

    Alexander wrote:

    I would like to introduce our service:

    • Nxter Alert Service for Nxt and Ardor accounts

    You can add your (or any other) Nxt and Ardor account address and you will receive email alerts every time a transaction has been made (sent or received).

    The service will notify you of NXT, ARDOR and child chain transactions.

    Register here: https://www.nxter.org/alerts

    We are starting alpha-testing now, but we have many great plans to upgrade this simple service and launch new services in the near future. You can test and use our alert service already and help us by sending feedback to help@nxter.org or by posting it in this thread.

     

    Source

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    • Exchanges…

    Good news finally came for IGNIS holders as IGNIS/BTC trading was enabled on Bittrex. UpBit airdropped the IGNIS tokens but still has not enabled the wallets and markets. And the rest?

    Yeah, we are very tired of having this section in the newsletter.

    http://bit.ly/Ignis-Ardor-Exchange-Progress

    THIS ^ updated list also includes 3rd party exchanges that have NOT released their customers’ ARDR and IGNIS yet.

    HitBTC! Poloniex! FreeWallet! Get your act together, please!

    Lior Yaffe (Jelurida) wrote –

    To those whose IGNIS tokens are still locked by exchanges, exchanges has no more excuses, the blockchain is stable since Jan 2nd and with the new release we have the full deposit/withdrawal process covered and operational. Be proactive, open support tickets and contact them on social networks to release your funds. In case exchange developers need advice we are here to help.

    Following 2 quotes from ardornxt.slack #trading channel, sum up well the differences between how hodlers and daytraders, newbies and cryptocurrency veterans weigh the importance of the current situation with exchanges:

    ywz [5:33 AM]

    the management is very bad, it seems no one is working on exchange issues
    someone said the team dont know how to run a business several weeks ago, correct
    ardor will go down to less than 0.2 USD if they dont solve the exchange issues, and then disappear

    napdude [6:22 AM]

    @ywz exchange issues is a short-term problem and it only affects short-term speculators. Don’t trust an exchange with large amounts of crypto.

    Progress on the core technology and actual adoption and use in the field is what will drive value in the long term. The future and adoption of ardor is not very much affected if ardor gets on more exchanges right now, or in a month.

    You should’ve held your NXT in an NXT wallet then you would not risk getting your ignis and ardor frozen up in a centralized exchange. Remember how long it took to get bitcoin cash from bitcoin holdings at various exchanges. This is a similar situation, exchanges are slow, they can’t afford to make mistakes.

    It has been stated many times that jelurida is working with the exchanges, but in the end, it is the devs on each exchange that decides what to prioritize. 

    Most ardor owners who are here bc of the technology couldn’t care less if the price goes down in the short term – as long as the tech is kept shiny, the price will come back up when we see adoption of the nxt and ardor ecosystem in the real world. Most of the people whining about exchanges are probably pump and dumpers who couldn’t dump as fast as they had planned.

    I think the people working with ardor are doing an excellent job, prioritizing tasks. I’m sure if they later this year find themselves with some extra time, they’re going to dedicate a developer to get ardor onto as many exchanges as possible, as fast as possible. Until that happens, consider the current prize a rare buying opportunity. ardor, ignis, and nxt are to be stacked and held. in their blockchains, not on exchanges (except for trading of course).

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    • Riker Answers Where is the Marketing???

    Nxter.org has long promoted the products released by Jelurida. We have links on our site to all of the products released and our newsletter readers are kept up-to-date on important news and announcements from Jelurida and the entire ecosystem. The Nxter community is very welcoming and embracing of all who wish to learn about Nxt / Ardor and its current and upcoming features and child chains. Jelurida may own the products but they do not control or own the community or 3rd party exchanges and we will continue to keep our community informed with honest feedback about the products we love to use. Nxter has a great book for sale along with links to excellent articles and tutorial videos for any member of any skill set who wishes to participate, build, and spread the word, which we encourage you to do!

    Last week Lior responded to complaints on nxtforum:

    Folks, my feedback:
    1. If I’m dead or just retired, rest assured Nxt and Ardor will live on, I’m more of the spokesperson of the project than the lead developer
    2. Translations – will start soon
    3. Child chains creation – having tight control over their creation is a hard learnt lesson from the Nxt asset exchange and monetary system
    4. Approaching ERC20 issuers which has a lot of funds to spend – good idea and definitely something we should do better

    Whenever the token price drops for some reason we start getting these complaints about marketing. We are kind of used to it.
    Please consider that we are doing much more than we used to do before we had the ICO funding.

    Few examples:
    1. Veronica – our new marketing manager and a team she’s building around the project
    2. Working with a PR agency
    3. The Starla movies
    4. Email campaigns
    5. Website redesign – not done
    6. A lot of work with customers and enterprises, some of which, have to remain private and some are not ready to be published yet
    7. Myself writing a blog on Medium and being active on Twitter

    Source

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    • Neocash Media – Tether, Bitcoin, Ardorgate, AEUR

    Neocash Media loves Ardorgate as much as we do. This short video gives opinions on the wider crypto space but highlights Ardor and Ardorgate /AEUR as an example of how “pegged currencies ought to work.” The simplicity and transparency of Ardorgate when it comes to buying Euro-pegged AEUR tokens is ideal and unsurpassed in the wider crypto world.

    He said:

    Child chains have an independent blockchain tailored to the specific environment or protocol. These child chains can choose to attach or bundle a reference block into the Ardor Parent chain. Once done the child chains can prune their blocks limiting the digital footprint without compromising on security.

    Ardor and all child chains are proof-of-stake blockchains based off the NXT platform.

    The Ardorgate website allows users to deposit Euros and receive a digital token pegged to that Euro price. The token is called AEUR which is also the name of a child chain within the Ardor platform. The fiat money is handled by a bank service called mistertango and instructions show how to both deposit and withdrawal Euros. The instructions involve some copy and pasting so please be careful if you try it out.

    This is how a pegged fiat to cryptocurrency ought to work. There is transparency for the number of tokens created and the amount of Euros on deposit.

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    • 10 IGNIS Bounty Challenge – Completed

    We are happy to report the successful completion of the first IGNIS bounty! Many thanks to all the community members who contributed in highlighting content that contains misinformation about Ardor. More bounty challenges will be announced in the future. Stay tuned for more challenges and bounties.

    10 IGNIS Bounty Challenge: Update Ardor information on the Web from Ardor

    If you won a bounty, payouts will be completed within the next 24 hours.

    Stay tuned for a new challenge!

     

    Don’t forget to visit regularly https://www.reddit.com/r/Ardor and https://www.reddit.com/r/NXT/ to find useful information about Nxt/Ardor/Ignis.

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    • Airdrop from Clones – How to Act

    It looks like the Ardor blockchain is going to be cloned pretty soon.

    A group of Indonesian developers have decided to launch a clone of the recently launched Ardor blockchain. We would like to remark that Jelurida does not support it. If you want more info about this clone you can join their telegram chat or visit their web page. We do not know if the project is reliable or not and can not answer your questions about this clone. You should ask them directly. And be careful. To make it clear: this clone has nothing to do with Jelurida nor with the Ardor/Ignis/Nxt community.

    Free cloning is one of the issues that often comes up when talking about open-source software. You can’t avoid it. And it’s not the first time that we see this happen in our ecosystem. There have been many Nxt clones out there during these >4 years, which have taken advantage of our excellent team of developers for their own good, and not making any good to the investors of the original chain. Sometimes their creators don’t even mention the Nxt blockchain when promoting these clones.

    That is why Jelurida created a new type of “coinleft” license, the Jelurida Public License or JPL, in the spirit of the GNU General Public License, but better suited to protect the interests of open source cryptocurrency projects like Nxt and Ardor.

    Lior Yaffe stated:

    In principal, we release the source code for our blockchain products so that people can review it, contribute to it and use it as reference when developing their applications.
    We do not release source code for people to clone it and create competing tokens, but unfortunately this is a side effect that we cannot prevent.
    We do not cooperate with LELE in any way and have no intention to do so. All we do with projects like LELE is make sure they comply with JPL license.

    According to the JPL, any public clone of the Nxt blockchain will have to distribute 10% of all the tokens in that new cloned chain to NXT holders. And any public clone of the Ardor blockchain will have to distribute 10% of all the tokens in that new cloned parent chain to IGNIS holders.

    Full text of the JPL v1.1: Ardor _ Nxt

    So this example of a clone will have to airdrop 10% of the tokens to the IGNIS holders.

    This brings up another issue: Once the airdrop is over, current IGNIS holders will have to download the Lele wallet and log in there using the same account they use to login to their Ardor account to find the airdropped tokens. This can be dangerous, especially since we do not know if the new wallet contains involuntary bugs (or even, v0luntary ones, we have to trust the clone developers).

    If by any chance someone managed to get your passphrase (you will be asked to enter your current secret Nxt/Ardor/Ignis passphrase there to be able to transfer your LELEs) you will be in real danger: not only could you lose your Lele’s tokens (they could be stolen if someone knew your passphrase) but also your Ardor/Ignis/any other tokens you hold on the Nxt and Ardor blockchains could be lost.

    So some Ardor community members have started to look for workarounds to find a solution to this problem so that you don’t need to enter your Ardor/Ignis passphrase in a Lele wallet that we might not trust if you want to collect the airdropped coins.

    Riker explains:

    Right, anytime you use your LELE passphrase you are also using your Nxt or Ardor passphrase.

    What you need to do when using airdrop from clones is:
    1. Create a new account on the clone (call it LELE) then create an unsigned transaction to send all your funds to this account on LELE
    2. Copy the bytes or json to your Nxt node to sign it
    3. Broadcast the transaction to the LELE blockchain
    This would work for the power users but too complex for newbies.

    Josenxt has also though of another plausible solution:

    Since the Lele snapshot will be recorded on the 28th of February, I suggest you create a new Ignis account (lets call it Account 2) and temporarily move your IGNIS to that new Account 2 (don’t forget the passphrase of both the old and the new Ignis acount!) before the snapshot. Then, after the snapshot has been recorded, send your Ignis back to the original account 1 BEFORE logging in to the Lele wallet with the passphrase of Account 2. That way, if someone managed to steal the passphrase of your Account 2, you’ll only lose your Leles, your Ardor/Ignis will be safe and sound, because they’ll be in a different account (account 1 instead of account 2) and protected by a different passphrase which they wouldn’t know.

    For additional security, you could create your Account 2 as a cold storage account with NxtBridge OFFLINE.

    Always remember to store your passphrase (the 12 random words that the clients presents you when creating a new account) in a safe place. Never share your passphrase with anyone. Don’t change a single character, blank space, capital letter of your passphrase or you won’t be able to move your funds.

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    MEETUPS

    This week on Wednesday the 7th there will be a Meetup in Valencia talking about the Ardor platform. This Meetup will be hosted by longtime community member almonte. The presentation is in the Spanish language but will be English friendly.

    Alberto Fernández, aka Almonte wrote:

    On the 7th of February there will be an Ardor presentation in Valencia (Spain) https://www.meetup.com/es-ES/Blockchain-Valencia-Tech/events/246896335/ If you are nearby, come over! It will be in Spanish but it is English friendly

    More information

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    • Blockchain Business Meetup in Madrid (Spain) on March 1st

    Anybody interested in the Blockchain-as-a-Service (BaaS) and in the Blockchain for Business can attend this Meetup that will be held on the 1st floor of the Google Campus in Madrid – Espacio Café. Nxt and Ardor will be introduced as well.

    This will be the location

    Source

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    • Exploring the Blockchain for Business in Central PA – March 1

    Elizabeth Mong, director of the ANG, is having a follow-up to her previous Meetup. This second one will be more technical in scope and if you attended the first one you should definitely also attend this one on Thursday, March 1st.

    What we will do
    Introduction to blockchain technology and how it applies to business. Both businesses and software developers will find a place in this emerging field. We hope to facilitate the future applications from both points of view.

    • What to bring
    Bring your laptops, and we will download and explore a functional blockchain.

    Elizabeth – Here is a photo of the “Introduction to Blockchain” Meetup I hosted last evening. I introduced blockchain in the simplest terms and gave several use cases and examples followed by a download of the Ardor client / wallet and a Q&A that was very lively and fun 🙂

    I’m looking forward to the next Meetup that will get more technical and to all the proposed “crypto” coffee dates between now and then.

    Source

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    • Crypto Meetup “This is Blockchain” by Limesoda held on January 30th

    Limesoda hosted a live-stream “This is Blockchain” Meetup last week.

    Alex Pfeiffer, Paul Ploterauer, and Travin Keith spoke and Lior Yaffe live streamed from Israel to participate.

    Video

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    The AE

    • Janus – Status Update

    The Kreds snapshot occurred last week on February 3rd at Ardor block height 48484, distributing over 49M Kreds tokens to JNS holders. More info about this new blockchain and how to claim the airdropped Kreds is below.

     

    They wrote:

    ascendus
    We are distributing up to 49,500,000 KREDS to Janus token users based on their account balances through snapshot method, at 1 JNS =2 KREDS ratio.

    Kreds will have is own blockchain ecosystem and will be used by our team to create a network of world utility, action-based reward, and digital currency within several media and news websites.

    Elizabeth
    Great for janus holders! Is Kreds a clone?

    ascendus
    Kreds will be a totally new blockchain with no connection to Ardor. KredsBlockchain.com. Specs and distribution allocation will be revealed over the next week.

    Janus will remain on the Ardor platform, and will be required to access several projects we will be launching over the years ( ex: JNSHASH mining project).

    Elizabeth
    Ok, thanks for clarification. People are asking me for a whitepaper. Do you have a link?

    ascendus
    We´re working on it! 🙂 Kreds is PoW+PoS (Proof of Service – Masternodes)

    Janus Telegram: https://t.me/thejanusproject

    Janus asset ID on the ARDOR platform: 4348103880042995903

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    • Adel – Holders, Prepare for the Token Swap

    A friendly reminder: On February 15th the ADL tokens on Nxt’s Blockchain will be migrated to Ethereum.

    The Adel team has just released a tutorial for this:

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    DEVELOPMENT

     

    • Cold storage / NXTBridge suite

    Scor2k, the dev of Nxter’s Alert service, has also created other helpful services for Nxters.

    A quick reminder:

    • NXTBridge OFFLINE
      • Sign transactions, and create cold storage NXT/Ardor/child chain accounts

    NXTBridge – a suite of plugins for WordPress users
    Anyone with a WordPress site can show data from the Nxt blockchain by using simple shortcodes:

    • NXTBridge: ICO
      • Shows live data from your ICO on the NXT Blockchain
    • NXTBridge: Assets
    • NXTBridge: Ledger
      • View any account
        • shows latest transactions, including dividends received
      • Send NXT
      • Insert TIP buttons on your WordPress site
        • Ledger creates unsigned transaction bytes, which you can sign with NXTBridge OFFLINE
      • Broadcast transactions
        • After signing, NxtBridge Ledger lets you safely broadcast your signed transaction to the network.

    Over the next month, Alexander will be porting some of these services to Ardor, to use with Ardor child chains, as well as present new ones. We look forward to updating you as they come, as well as integrating his work into our website, to give you an easy gateway to using the Ardor Platform.

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    • Weekly Reminder

    Some users are having trouble when withdrawing IGNIS to new accounts from the AEX exchange. Their transactions sometimes did not find a proper bundler and never arrived at their destination (got canceled). The importance of announcing your account is the friendly reminder – much more detail below, also about how to bundle your own transactions.

    Lior stated:

    Instead of doing the right thing and bundling their own withdrawal transactions, AEX are waiting for others to bundle their transactions.

    The problem is that if you withdraw IGNIS to an existing account the fee is the IGNIS equivalent to 0.01 ARDR but if you withdraw to a new account you need to pay equivalent of 1.01 ARDR.

    AEX ignores this and pays an IGNIS fee which is too small [to fund the initiation of new accounts] so their transactions are not getting bundled and therefore expire + they ignore our advice to fix this.

    In order to solve this problem, you need to announce your account to the blockchain i.e. make an outgoing transaction or attaching the public key when receiving funds. Note: ARDOR-9NLR-4UUL-6RPV-3ZA5B is the account of the AEX exchange.

    Scripteron:

    ARDOR-9NLR-4UUL-6RPV-3ZA5B has been creating IGNIS payments with an insufficient fee, resulting in the transactions remaining unconfirmed. This happens only for new accounts since there is an IGNIS bundler running with a low-enough rate to process payments to existing accounts. I have been creating the accounts to get these pending transactions processed, but I’m not continually checking for unconfirmed transactions.

    Jelurida has contacted the exchange about the problem but it is up to them to correct it. In the mean time, if you have a new account and expect to receive payments from an exchange, make sure your account is created first. This can be done by having somebody create a transaction to send you coins or a message [including your public key in the transaction].

    Martis gives another solution:

    The user can bundle the transaction himself. If he sees an incoming transaction in his client, click on the transaction date, go to actions and bundle.

    In 2.0.13 the property bundler was introduced, they need to use that feature…

    Here are the steps you can take to bundle your own withdrawal transaction from AEX (the child chain transaction can’t be older than 15 minutes).

    1.
    Find the full hash of your unbundled transaction. You can use https://ardor.tools/transactions/All/unconfirmed to seek for your transaction

    2.
    Make sure you are the recipient of the transaction, there might be listed some other unconfirmed transactions. Then press the button “Toggle Raw Data”

    3.
    Copy the Full Hash of the transaction to the clipboard

     

    4.
    Open your Ardor wallet and paste the Full Hash of the transaction in the “search” filed. Then press the “search” icon

    5.
    This window will pop-up. Choose the “Actions” tab, and press the “Bundle” button

    6.
    Finally, enter your passphrase and bundle the transaction. If you want to know exactly how much the fee will be, click on the “calculate” button next to the “fee” field before pressing the “bundle” button.

    Source

     

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    NXT IN THE MEDIA

    • Lior Yaffe in Medium – Ardor Launch — Update #4

    Lior Yaffe, Jelurida core-dev, updated the community about the new support engineer contracted to be the first line of support, about the new CRS system in place thanks to Veronica, and mentioned a possible site redesign.

    Lior wrote:

    After a month of joint effort to manage the huge support load together with community members, everything seems to be under control and we now contracted Adedayo, a professional, ex Poloniex, support engineer to manage the first line of support. A new CRM system is now in place, set up by our tireless marketing and business development manager Veronica, and we are looking to deploy a new bug tracking system during February and even redesign our web site.

    Source

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    • Lior Yaffe in Medium – Benefits of Ardor 0 Fee Transactions

    Ardor supports 0 fee child chain transactions, which is great for businesses that want to allow their customers to make transactions without fees. In a Medium post, Lior uses the example of an entrepreneur that wants to use the blockchain to issue, sell and redeem concert tickets.

    On other blockchains, which have not divided their transactional token from their security token, such a customer would need to purchase the ticket PLUS the blockchain token (like, for example, Ethereum) to be able to pay the blockchain fee for redeeming his ticket. Now, which music fan would buy into Ethereum, just to get access to a concert?

    Ardor is a perfect match this entrepreneur, because of 3 unique Ardor features:

    1. Child chains
    2. Account Properties
    3. AccountPropertyBundler

    The entrepreneur can issue concert ticket tokens on any child chain, run a custom bundler and bundle transactions specific to his asset, and so, the customer can easily redeem his concert ticket at the door, without having to pay a fee in any blockchain token.

    Lior elaborated:

    You can issue your token (asset or currency) on one of the child chains (Ignis for example) then send the ticket token to the buyer without funding their account with Ignis. When the buyer spends the token he will issue a 0 fee transaction. The organizer will run a custom bundler which will only bundle transactions specific to their asset for free.

    Using this design, end users only need to deal with the ticket token not with the child chain or parent chain tokens, in fact they don’t even need to know they are using a blockchain. The organizer needs to purchase in advance enough Ardor to cover the transaction fees paid by his free bundler and this way hedge against fluctuations in the Ardor price. The initial cost of this Ardor can be factored into the ticket price, and ticket prices can be even denominated in Euro using the AEUR chain.

    The unique parent/child architecture of Ardor, provides the ability for businesses to allow their users 0 fee transactions. This unique and powerful feature of Ardor opens the door for many real life blockchain based applications which were impractical to develop until now.

    Source

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    • Live Bitcoin News – Proof of Work vs. Proof of Stake – What’s the Difference, and Which is Better?

    Nxters have long been on the Proof-of-Stake (PoS) train and we continue to highlight the advantages of using PoS powered blockchains over power-hungry Proof-of-Work (PoW) ones. Live Bitcoin News highlighted the differences for the uninitiated.

    They wrote:

    Nxt was the first 100% Proof of Stake cryptocurrency. It is considered to be a ‘second-generation’ cryptocurrency because it was designed differently to many of the other existing altcoins.

    This is because while many altcoins are based on Bitcoin’s source code, Nxt was designed differently from the ground-up, and was written completely from scratch, in an all-new source code.

    Nxt is an advanced open-source application platform managed by Jelurida. It expands upon the tasks users can do with a blockchain by providing built-in support for many features, including a decentralized peer-to-peer exchange, a voting system, and a decentralized DNS.

    Source

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    • Coin Observer – Ardor Could Be the Sleeper Cryptocurrency of 2018

    Coin Observer suggests that people should hold, or “HODL” to use the parlance of our times, their ARDR tokens because of the technological superiority of the Ardor platform, including but not limited to: the unique child chain architecture and how the prunability of the child chains allows for the Ardor blockchain to be small and lightweight, and thus a solution to the blockchain bloat problem.

    They wrote:

    As always, it’s crucial to ask, “what problem does this technology solve?” With Ardor, there are a number of features that aim directly at the corporate sector by solving persistent issues that

    • Child-chains – Child chains are available for companies to use and are very flexible. Corporations who want to adopt child chains will be able to do so quickly and easily. The best part for many businesses is that they will not need to run their nodes to gain the benefits of a blockchain. Instead, they can rely on the network, which reduces the complexity of installation and the demands for ongoing security substantially.
    • Blockchain-As-A-Service – this concept follows traditional cloud computing “as a service” models and will appeal to enterprises who consumer products and services following that paradigm.
    • Proof of Stake and prunable transactions – this is the first blockchain technology to offer BOTH features. The ability to prune transactions is a way to avoid the “blockchain bloat” that affects many cryptocurrencies, most notably Bitcoin. Having to store large blockchains increases costs and reduces performance. A Proof of Stake system is energy efficient because no mining is required and the transaction pruning saves data center resources. Although there may be nothing technically “green” about blockchain technologies, this solution is undoubtedly greener than alternatives.
    • Decentralized Asset Exchange – This is not a unique feature, but the functionality is built in directly to the wallet, allowing for simple to use decentralized asset management.

    Source

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    • Crypto Slate – World’s First Child Chain, Ignis, Now Listed on Bittrex

    The listing of IGNIS on Bittrex is documented by Crypto Slate. They also highlight the scalability and the revolutionary child chain architecture of Ardor.

    The concept of child chains is expected to help bigger blockchains with scalability issues, which is one of the most pressing problems for blockchains that are now swarming with new developers, users, and use-cases. As blockchain platforms like Ethereum endure scalability problems, Ardor and Ignis represent a compelling possible solution to these issues.

    Source

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    • IDG Connect – What can we Learn from new Venezuelan Cryptocurrency?

    In 18 years Venezuela has gone from the wealthiest country in South America to one of the poorest; so their decision to announce a national cryptocurrency is skeptical to many. IDG Connect analyzed the claims by the Venezuelan government about releasing the first national cryptocurrency, Petro. Travin Keith is quoted.

    There is one crucial impact that the Petro may have, whether it is successful or not. It may soften the government stance on blockchain technology and cryptocurrency and what they can do. The government will still try to control the tech in some way but it could pave the way for better regulatory and legal understanding of blockchain and how it could help enterprises and sectors like finance operate more efficiently.

    “It depends largely on the operation of its national cryptocurrency as well as the type of blockchain it is on,” says Travin Keith, managing director of Agavon, a blockchain consultancy.

    “If it is possible for developers to create smart contracts on top of it like with the Hyperledger Frameworks, or utilise templated features such as the Smart Transactions on Nxt and Ardor, then it could attract developers to build on the platform,” he explains.

    Source

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    • Kriptology – Ardorgate dan Token AEUR Kini Tersedia

    This is an Indonesian language article from our partner, Dimaz.

    Source

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    PRICE EVOLUTION

     

    • TradingView – Ardor cup and Handle

    Source

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    • TradingView – NXT/BTC Buy Opportunity – Long

    Source

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    • TradingView – IGNIS/BTC, Looking for Long Buy Opportunities

    Source

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    • TradingView – IGNIS/BTC

    Source

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    • TradingView – ARDR with that Fractal Play? Moon or Doom

    Source

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    • Weekly NXT/ARDR/IGNIS Price Evolution

    The following graphic shows the NXT / Bitcoin exchange price at Poloniex over this past week:

    The following graphic shows the ARDR / Bitcoin exchange price at Bittrex over this past week:

    The following graphic shows the IGNIS / Bitcoin exchange price at Bittrex over these past days:

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    And that is all for this week, Nxters.

    Follow us on Twitter for important breaking updates during the week as they happen. Stay warm and stay informed, dear Nxters. See you back here next week! We will keep you updated on the growing world of distributed ledger technology.

    Help us grow and help us continue to provide excellent and focused coverage on the ever-growing blockchain space by rewarding us for our efforts. Donation address: NXT-TK9J-MEKH-MUP9-HFCH2.

    Nxt News – January 2018 (V): You Do Not Have To See The Whole Staircase, Just Take The First Step

    January (V)

    Welcome again, dear Nxters!

    Every week we grow and welcome new readers from all over the world. Our community is comprised of fans, traders, developers, crypto-enthusiasts, and anyone in-between who is passionate about the emerging world of the blockchain. Last week the Ardorgate service launched enabling anyone with a Mistertango bank account to convert Euro to AEUR Euro-pegged tokens and use them on the Ardor Platform! A new version of the Ardor software was released, new Blockchain Meetups are happening, and lots of new useful services, which you can now help test, are being developed, and much more.

      We welcome back our old readers and warmly welcome our new ones. The cryptosphere is a large, complex, and largely mysterious place for many people and we at Nxter are changing that. We want our readers to become experts in the Nxt / Ardor / Ignis blockchain ecosystem. Take a deep breath, lean back and learn about all the news from last week.

       

      NXT COMMUNITY

      MEETUPS

      The AE

      DEVELOPMENT

      NXT IN THE MEDIA

      PRICE EVOLUTION

      This week’s newsletter is put together by James, apenzl, Jose, and rubenbc.


      NXT COMMUNITY

      • AEUR is Live

      After weeks of eager anticipation, Ardorgate and the AEUR child chain tokens are live!

      They wrote:

      Ardorgate (www.ardorgate.eu), and the AEUR child chain is now live! This new child chain, AEUR, is directly pegged to the Euro, and provides a quick and simple way for users to purchase cryptocurrency using a Mistertango (www.mistertango.com) account.

      For anyone who has a Mistertango account,  you can now purchase AEUR tokens with Euros, and then quickly convert them into other assets on the Ardor Platform. This is a gamechanger for accessibility into crypto markets.

      You can trade AEUR against IGNIS, ARDR and BITSWIFT, but also any AE asset (the Ardor Platform’s advanced ERC20 equivalent), you can sell and buy digital and physical goods on the decentralized Marketplace using AEUR, launch a fundraising campaign, or an ICO, in AEUR, and pay dividends to your shareholders in AEUR. Ardorgate makes it easy to also convert AEUR child chain tokens back into Euros, that appear in your bank account if you want to redeem them for fiat.

      Anyone can register a private IBAN bank account with Mister Tango, no matter where you live. After you have verified your identity, Mister Tango will send you a Mastercard which is connected to your new account. You can deposit fiat or BTC directly into this account, and then buy AEUR.

      Ardorgate’s EUR<>AEUR gateway service costs a 1% fee, AEUR transactions on the Ardor Platform costs normal transaction fees.

      A special thank you from Ardorgate goes out to people who helped testing and @petko, @vanbreuk, @riker, @jelurida for helping this service to become a reality!!!

      https://www.ardorgate.eu/tutorial/

      Source

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      • Ignis Blockchain User Guide

      Ignis has now been live for almost a month and a new wiki is being created to highlight the features and use cases of this unrestricted child chain of Ardor. The content will be limited at first but with our great, and growing community we will soon have more articles and resources.

      You can also find some use cases for Ignis at
      https://www.nxter.org/interesting-ignis-ardor-blockchain-applications

      Also, this week a new Ignis page at Facebook has been launched: https://www.facebook.com/ignisblockchain

      Source

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      • Great new Sticky for Reddit

      Segfatulsteve, author of the well-known series of Articles called “Ardor vs the Competition” published at Nxter.org has added a great Reddit sticky for Ardor. It is a comprehensive list of resources of the Ardor platform and points developers, businesses, and curious Nxters in the right direction. This a great bookmark for any active Ardor user.

      Source

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      • Exchanges…

      One by one the major exchanges are enabling support for Ardor and Ignis. Bittrex requested a new functionality be added and in response, the latest version of Ardor with the aforementioned AccountPropertyBundler has been created by the Jelurida dev team. Poloniex has been plagued by issues for the last couple weeks now and despite repeated efforts from Jelurida to reach out to them, including creating a support ticket – they have not responded.

      riker – Poloniex are not waiting for anything from Jelurida they just need to open trading.

      We have an open ticket with Poloniex development since Jan 16th “#712342 Poloniex support for Ardor and Ignis” – their support confirmed that it is assigned to their developers (after a long time that we couldn’t even get to their devs). In this ticket I offered help with any questions they have. It’s been 9 days and no response.

      To those whose IGNIS tokens are still locked by exchanges, exchanges has no more excuses, the blockchain is stable since Jan 2nd and with the new release we have the full deposit/withdrawal process covered and operational. Be proactive, open support tickets and contact them on social networks to release your funds. In case exchange developers need advice we are here to help.

      So, here’s a list of the centralized exchanges and their progress:

      List of Ardor Exchanges’ Progress

      Thanks to ardornxt.slack.com’s #trading channel for helping out. If you see info that needs updating, please tell us.

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      • C3 Customs will now Accept ARDR, NXT, IGNIS

      Now you can use your ARDR / NXT / IGNIS to buy great audio gear and services.

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      • Ardor Added to Bitcoin Convert IOS App

      This simple app which easily shows you what an altcoin is valued in terms of BTC added Ardor.

      BlueDagger wrote:

      Well I finally feel I contributed 🙂 Got Ardor added to an IOS app BTC Convert. It’s nice and visible at the top on the list thnx to alphabetical order.

      Bitcoin Connect is a paid app.

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      • Coinerz – Ardor Tutorial Video #3 – Using The Ardor Coin Exchange

      This tutorial video explains how to use the Ardor coin exchange functionality in the Ardor client. With this function, anyone with a light or full node of Ardor can make transfers between any of the child chain tokens of Ardor – including Bitswift, AEUR, and IGNIS. This video explains how to easily use this great feature.

      Previous videos at https://www.nxter.org/nxt-news-january-2018-iv/#coinerz_Ardor

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      • Bitswift Child Chain

      Bitswift announced a campaign to try and get Poloniex to add SWIFT to the marketplace. A new Medium update highlighted business progression and updated their followers on Bittrex related issues. And finally, Newegg.ca will start carrying Bitswift store products, which is exciting.

      They announced:

      bitswift.press updated
      direct link https://medium.com/@Bitswift.press/bitswift-update-978c4e601ee

      bitswiftbro – Hello everyone, if you want to see Bitswift on marco polo please fill out this form : https://poloniex.com/coinRequest Who knows, with enough requests they might add Bitswift market.

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      • Join Nxter’s Channel on Telegram

      Telegram users can now receive Nxter and Jelurida updates – including the Nxter newsletter.

      Follow us here.

      Source

       

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      MEETUPS

       

      • Blockchain for Business Meetup in Barcelona – February 13

      Veronica will host a Blockchain Meetup in Barcelona on Feb. 13th. Learn about Ardor and the emerging world of Blockchain-as-a-Service (BaaS).

      https://www.meetup.com/es-ES/Blockchain-for-Business-Barcelona/

      Language: English, Spanish friendly

      18:30 Arrival and networking
      19:00 Presentation of the group and speakers
      19:45 Q&A
      20:15 Networking
      21:00 End

      Speakers:Veronica Torras and Joan Manel Vilaseca

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      • Talk in Chicago on February 15th

      The Blockchain Summit in Chicago will feature Joe Kunzler speaking about ARDR and IGNIS on Feb 15th.

      Joe K – I’ll be giving a talk in Chicago on February 15th and be featuring ARDR & IGNIS prominently in my presentation as well. I will be featuring some examples of unique / well-designed crypto-economic models – if you’re in town let me know !
      https://1point21gws.com/BlockchainSummit/chicago

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      • Blockchain Technology Evolution in US and China

      Last week the Blockchain Connect Conference was held in San Francisco. ANG director Elizabeth was present and met with Chinese community members as well as businesses.

      Elizabeth wrote:

      “China and the US are the two powerhouses in the fast-moving blockchain space. It is critical to understand the Chinese perspective to understand where Blockchain is headed. The Blockchain Connect Conference is the first US-China blockchain conference and will set the tone for the future of Blockchain.”

      There are a couple of introduction conversations with new Chinese ANG members coming up as part of the Igniting the Blockchain series I will be doing as an outgrowth of Ardor Days.

      We do have Chinese community not in Slack and not on What’s App groups who are business minded and interested. I’m in regular touch with our Chinese community and am also going to attend Blockchain Technology Evolution in US and China this week where there will be a large attendance of people from China.

      Chinese exchanges are always part of the discussions. I have a list of 26 suggested possible listings right now. Please understand, I am not the decision maker in this matter. My meetings will be with Chinese business people interested in blockchain 🙂

      She followed up after her return from the conference:

      Just returned from Blockchain Connect Conference where 5 CEOs of crypto exchanges sat on a panel and answered questions – many about how to get listed. I came away with two major things to share with you.

      1. Only about 3% of projects that approach Binance are accepted for listing.
      2. It takes months for the approval process and will probably only take longer as time goes on and vetting becomes stricter.
      So, complaining every day for the next several months is just going to get (more) wearisome for everybody since it won’t do a bit of good. No marketing team will be able to do things any faster.

      I will do everything I can do to facilitate getting our projects listed everywhere. It was remarked by many projects that their goals included getting listed on as many exchanges as possible and I believe that is a good strategy. But this takes more than just wishing it would happen. It is work and it is a long process. Please be patient and let’s work together as a community toward this end instead of tearing the process and the people involved down.

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      • Almonte Promoted Ardorgate at Fintech-Love

      At the Fintech-Love conference on Jan. 25th, our community member Almonte spoke about Ardor as a BaaS platform and how it addresses issues Ethereum has not.

      almonte (last Thursday )
      In 3 hours I will be introducing the great Blockchain as a Service that Ardor platform provides and Ardorgate as a real Fintech use case to be launched soon. It´ll be fun! https://gomadrid.tech/simple-event/fintech-love-002/ Pass by if you are in Madrid.

      He described the event:

      It was a very nice experience, I could explain how Ardor platform solves the Ethereum issues and it is already in production, the ArdorGate as a FinTech use case, and how it connects the FIAT world with Crypto. There will be press material and there might be a video, as one was recorded.

      The most interesting part was the discussion with the audience, some of them were thinking that Blockchain = Ethereum and some were interested in learning more about Ardor.

      but @martis, banksters are not afraid. There were several people working with major banks and [they] were making faces when I said Lithuanian bank and MisterTango. I encouraged them to open an account with MisterTango.

      martis
      🙂

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      The AE

      • Janus – Status Update

      Janus updated their community in Telegram:

      Something neat we wanted to show you about this first aggregator site.

      One of the things we wanted mainstream users to have was the ability to customize their news based on preference. For those outside the US: this is similar to your political bias. In the US they refer to it as “Left/Right/Center” – google the term ‘left wing’ or ‘right wing’, it’s just a silly term (IMO) for political Bias, anyway heres some screens:



      As you will notice there are drop down menus, [so] if you don’t care what the right wings are saying you can customize to only see articles from center and left wing viewpoints.

      Now… as you can see I have in my account a Kreds balance, this is where the new model we are introducing will come into play: action based tokenization. I know you have seen some of this before in BAT token (kudos to their team great work) and in Steem platform, the differences you will see on launch will be noticed and the actions will also evolve over time.

      Only those who are following our work right now, in Slack and this telegram announcement room + forums/social media will be aware of this: for every 1 Janus token you own, you will receive 2 Kreds after launch.

      We are working on locating a competent long term blockchain developer to help us create this utility coin. The whitepaper and specs are mostly finished now… and if politics isn’t your thing, that is ok: we will have more [sites] coming Q1 and Q2. The Kreds utility and action based earning model will be on every news/pop culture media site we set out. In 2018 it will have at minimum 4 new media sites and distribution on ALL 4 but…this is only the tip of the iceberg.

      As most of you probably noticed on www.janustoken.com, we also are miners and that will come the moment we have our new building finalized. What this also means is [that] we are well aware of how good for token distribution mining is, and a portion of Kreds (unless we simply cannot get a competent blockchain developer) will be set aside for mining. So here we are, looking at multiple sites, distribution, Janus holder distro, mining distro, and you probably think: well they may do an ICO with it too. The answer is no, there will NOT be an ICO – these 3 above methods are the distribution methods. We will use the income from ad revenue, the income from our share of Kreds and from our Janus, and then mining, to help provide the needed income for our team the next year.

      There is much to look forward to, and no, we aren’t forgetting JNS tokens either – they will soon be used as a utility token on a site, hopefully in Q4. This site will be revealed in full once we get it past just the basic framework we have now for it.


      One Last screenshot for everyone. Mainstream users will become curious, blockchain users will already know exactly what this is, but the moment when we mesh the 3 communities (Kreds/Janus/mainstream) will be what I personally am hoping, pure magic. Thanks everyone, enjoy the rest of your week while we continue testing/adding the final touches.

      Janus Telegram: https://t.me/thejanusproject

      Asset Id on ARDOR platform: 4348103880042995903

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      DEVELOPMENT

      • Ardor v2.0.13 Upgrade

      Jelurida released a new version of Ardor. The changelog is below. The most important feature is AccountPropertyBundler, a requested feature by third-party exchanges, like AEUR and Bittrex. To ensure smooth operation of your node, always update as soon as you possibly can.

      Jelurida wrote about Ardor v2.0.13:

      Bundlers page UI improvements and bugfixes.

      Added AccountPropertyBundler add-on, which only bundles transactions sent by accounts having the “bundling” property set on them by the bundler. To enable, set nxt.bundlingFilter=nxt.addons.AccountPropertyBundler. This will apply to all bundlers started on this node.

      Added minimumFeeFQT field to the response for all Create Transaction APIs, indicating the minimum required fee in ARDR, regardless of the actual fee specified by the sender.

      Desktop wallet performance optimizations to reduce excessive load.

      Local signing and validation bugfixes, other minor code improvements.

      Download the latest Ardor version from https://bitbucket.org/Jelurida/ardor/downloads

      Download the Android Mobile App https://bitbucket.org/Jelurida/ardor/downloads/ardor-client-2.0.13.apk

       

      Riker- AccountPropertyBundler – This is a bundling filter with which you can run a 0 fee bundler without paying for transaction fee issued by other accounts. When you start a bundler in that node, it will be a filtered bundler. To mark the accounts whose transactions you wish to be bundled, set a property “bundling” (value not important) from the bundler account to the accounts which transactions you wish to bundle.

      Also, see the “Account Property Bundler” article written by Riker in media section.
      You can see the fee structure at https://www.jelurida.com/sites/default/files/ArdorFees.pdf

      Source

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      • Weekly Reminder

      Ardor and Nxt are both great platforms for businesses to use. The smart transactions built into the core API provides advanced smart contracts right out of the box. Unlike with Ethereum, you do not need a team of developers to write them. This evergreen article from last year highlights this important point. It is always good to be gently reminded of how great Ardor is as a BaaS solution.

      Source

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      • Regarding the Nxt Client

      Some users experienced an error last week. Lior Yaffe addressed the connection error and elaborated on a solution. An official fix will come shortly, but in the meantime, the following should fix the connection issue.

      Riker:

      To anyone having the “Cannot connect to /nxt-proxy” message from the desktop wallet during blockchain download (this problem affects only users who download the blockchain while the desktop wallet is open) :

      Until this is fixed, probably next week, what you need to do is disable the desktop wallet and run the browser wallet http://localhost:7876 instead. To disable the desktop wallet add the following property to nxt.properties:
      nxt.launchDesktopApplication=true

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      • Ardor.World – IGNIS Reporting

      An IGNIS asset explorer with all the assets issued on top of the IGNIS blockchain has been released by Sergei Chumak, a well-known member of the community.  The assets here might have some side comments from Sergei, just like he did with the assets on Nxt

      https://twitter.com/m4kstep/status/957333009174355970

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      • Ardor.tools – Lite Web Wallet Coming 

      mrv777 is working on a web wallet for his great website ardor.tools.

      As an important security measure, Ardor.tools will ensure that users of the web wallet will never have to send their precious passphrase over the internet. As a friendly reminder: KEEP YOUR PASSPHRASE SECURE!

      Lite web wallet coming with local signing of the passphrase, so it’s never sent over the internet: https://ardor.tools/wallet

      Have to fix the icons and I want to change the url to wallet.ardor.tools, but you get the idea

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      • Ardor Lite for Windows

      Also, an Ardor Lite app for Windows is under development and can be tested. Mrv777 advise people to only use testnet accounts for now, as bugs might exist. The source code to install it is below.

      He wrote:

      Hello, I made my Ardor Lite App for Android available on Windows and would appreciate any feedback 🙂 https://ardor.tools/Ardor%20Lite%20Setup%200.7.2.exe

      For now, I recommend only using testnet accounts or accounts with low balances as I am still testing myself. I know the interface lags a little bit, but otherwise I haven’t had any issues so far.

      • Source Code: https://github.com/mrv777/Ardor-Lite
      • MD5 Checksum: 0C43271558D4B5337CBE243CABD4A432
      • SHA-256 Checksum: DBC7280AE4E20D75088B5BFD6BEA0745E5D1E05852E88B1DDAE1ED96AE14B72C

      Thank you!

      Source

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      NXT IN THE MEDIA

      • Lior Yaffe in Medium – The Account Property Bundler

      As referenced earlier, a way to bundle zero-fee transactions was added to Ardor at Bittrex support staff’s request. In addition to this release, Lior wrote:

      In Ardor version 2.0.13 released today we improved the UI of the bundler page to make it easier to use. We now separate all the known bundlers of the node from the bundlers started by the current account and limit the bundlers listed, to the current chain, and sort them by rate.

      Lior elaborates the most important point:

      Summary
      The unique parent-child chain architecture of Ardor, enables businesses to bundle zero fee transactions so that their users no longer need to pay transaction fees. This unique function, available only in Ardor, finally allows decentralized applications to reach main stream adaption.

      Source

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      • Steemit – Jelurida’s Nxt Platform and Ardor Platform – What Are They, and What Can They Be Used For?

      This article does a decent job highlighting Jelurida’s assets: Nxt and Ardor. They do a good job of explaining how Nxt and Ardor are different and what their specific use cases are.

      They wrote:

      Jelurida is a blockchain startup that creates open-source blockchain startups. Their primary product, Nxt, has been responsible for pioneering many advances in blockchain applications. The team is now focused on building on top of this platform to create their next product, known as Ardor.

      Source

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      • Its Blockchain – How Jelurida’s Ardor Platform Compare with the Ethereum Network

      Ardor continues to become more and more recognized as a BaaS leader. The blockchain bloat problem haunts businesses looking for scalable blockchain solutions but Ardor has a unique solution for this with its unique child chain architecture.

      They wrote:


      However, another contender has emerged that is more promising than the Ethereum Plasma update. It is blockchain company Jelurida’s Ardor platform, a proprietary invention which could very well signal the beginning of the end for the blockchain scalability issue.

      Source

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      • Kriptologi – Ardor dan Child Chains

      New article for the Indonesian community from our partner Dimaz, the article is in the Indonesian language. Ardor and the concept of child chains are explained.

      Ardor dan Child Chains

      Read his other Nxt and Ardor related articles:

      https://kriptologi.com/category/cryptocurrency/nxt/
      https://kriptologi.com/category/cryptocurrency/ardor/

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      • Decentral.fr – ARDOR: La Blockchain et Ses « Child-Chains »

      French language article describing the relationship between Ardor and its child chains. The following infographic is in English while the one in the article is in French. Great way to learn about bundlers, the forging-like equivalent for Ardor child chains.

      Source

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      • CryptoUpdates – What it is, Why it Matters and How to Buy and Store NXT Tokens

      Long live Nxt! Nxt matters and CryptoUpdates wrote a nice article explaining how to obtain NXT and gave advice on where to store it. A great tutorial is included for how to convert fiat currency (USD in this case) to NXT.

      Quick Navigation

      Source

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      PRICE EVOLUTION

       

      • TradingView – NXT Long

      Source

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      • TradingView – ARDOR – Big ass madaf*cking cup and Handle

      Source

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      • TradingView – ARDOR to 20,000 Satoshis

      ARDOR IS ALMOST READY TO EXPLODE TO THE UPSIDE! FORMING A CUP AND HAND! WE MAY TEST 61.8 OR EVEN 78 FIB BEFORE CONSOLIDATING AND LITERALLY EXPLODING TO THE UPSIDE!

      Source

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      • TradingView –  ARDOR | 300% Potential Profit

      Source

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      • TradingView –  ARDOR Ready for Fifth Wave > Huge Potential

      Source

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      • Weekly NXT/ARDR/IGNIS Price Evolution

      The following graphic shows the NXT / Bitcoin exchange price at Poloniex over this past week:

      The following graphic shows the ARDR / Bitcoin exchange price at Poloniex over this past week:

      The following graphic shows the IGNIS / Bitcoin exchange price at AEX over these past days:

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      And that is all for this week, Nxters.

      Follow us on Twitter for important breaking updates during the week as they happen. Stay warm and stay informed, dear Nxters. See you back here next week! We will keep you updated on the growing world of distributed ledger technology.

      Help us grow and help us continue to provide excellent and focused coverage on the ever-growing blockchain space by rewarding us for our efforts. Donation address: NXT-TK9J-MEKH-MUP9-HFCH2.

      Nxt News – January 2018 (IV): Do Not Let The Fear Of Losing Be Greater Than The Excitement Of Winning

      January (IV)

      Welcome again, fellow Nxters! January has been eventful for Nxters – new Jelurida jobs were posted, a new Ardor Time episode was released, and new scam sites were identified and should promptly be avoided. As always, it was an eventful week.

      We address the community concerns about what exchanges are trading Ardor and which ones are trading IGNIS. Your patience is appreciated in these early days, Ardor is on the cutting edge of blockchain technology and as such, it can experience unforeseen delays, as early adopting exchanges have to test everything extra thoroughly. There are always unforeseen challenges with new technologies. Last week Lior Yaffe (Jelurida) announced that more exchanges will list us, this week he informs us about a soon to be released zero fee bundling option for child chain issuers and that more child chains are being on-boarded.

      We welcome back our old readers and warmly welcome our new ones. The cryptosphere is a large, complex, and largely mysterious place for many people and we at Nxter are changing that. We want our readers to become experts in the Nxt / Ardor / Ignis blockchain ecosystem. Take a deep breath, lean back and learn about all the news from last week.

       

      NXT COMMUNITY

      MEETUPS 

      The AE

      NXT IN THE MEDIA

      PRICE EVOLUTION

      This week’s newsletter is put together by James, apenzl, Jose, and rubenbc.


      NXT COMMUNITY

       

      • Ardor Time, Episode 4

      The latest Ardor Time episode was released last week. It documents the statistics of the Ardor launch and informs about the upcoming partnership with Ardorgate that will see the AEUR token shine, assuming you have a Mistertango account. We regret that Americans cannot sign up for accounts with Mistertango, hopefully this changes.

      Ardor successfully went into production on January 1st, 2018 at 00:00:00 UTC. Users of the official Nxt wallet can download the Ardor client and use their Nxt account to log into their Ardor wallet to view their ARDR, IGNIS, and SWIFT balances. Jelurida also announced a partnership with Ardorgate to provide the AEUR token which is a child chain token pegged to the Euro. This partnership will make it easier for users with a Mistertango account to deposit and withdraw funds without involvement of a third-party exchange.

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      • Jelurida Job Postings

      Are you passionate about crypto, are you an avid member of the Nxter community and are looking for a way to contribute and be paid? Jelurida is looking for highly motivated and talented individuals to grow the platform. Here are links to the following positions for talented developers:

      • Senior Java Engineers
      • Web and Mobile Developers
      • QA Engineer and Customer Support

      You can also apply now for a marketing and Social Media Intern blockchain job at Ardor Blockchain Platform (Europe), via Cryptojobslist.com:

      We are looking for a self-starter, superstar and eager blockchain beaver who wants to run down the rabbit hole of blockchain tech and cryptocurrency, learning invaluable knowledge and getting hands on experience in the process.

      We can’t guarantee, but this position could turn into something bigger if the candidate creates value and knocks projects out of the park.

      We could use a motivated and enthusiastic professional new in the blockchain market to implement our social media strategy by posting and scheduling content across our main channels (posts would be text and branded images following our brand guide lines) and analyse the stats weekly.

      We offer a great opportunity to step into this amazing and disruptive sector, where the entry barriers for any new professional are high due to its complexity. The blockchain sector it is currently under served of professionals and there are plenty of professional opportunities in the marketing field for those who get start to learn its particularities.

      Source

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      • Exchanges…

      Third-party exchanges have frustrated many of our users and yet the word is not out that they are beyond Jelurida’s control. So, what do we know?

      A lot of energy has gone into fighting FUD and discussing centralized exchanges lately, understandably, and Nxter has been involved in the discussion as well, answering emails and social media messages from traders that assume that we or Jelurida control the exchanges. That we can release people’s funds. Of course, we can’t. Most people know this and accept, wait, post reminders to their exchange. And then some threaten to divide our heads in two with an ax or to turn their back on NXT, ARDR, and IGNIS, if all private exchanges do not release IGNIS, now.

      Yet, 1 NXT is 1 NXT, 1 IGNIS is 1 IGNIS, and 1 ARDR is 1 ARDR.

      You lose them if you dump. You will lose fiat value, of course, if you bought higher than you sell, but you’ll also lose your stake in the blockchain evolution. Not a token with a whitepaper but a working decentralized software solution that you can actually use.

      Let us get to the list of exchanges that have launched our coins so far:

      NXT Exchanges:
      https://nxter.org/exchanges

      IGNIS:

      • Bitcoin Indonesia
      • AEX

      ARDR:

      • Bittrex
      • Upbit
      • AEX
      • Stocks.Exchange

      What has been holding them up for so long? Why the silence? Read this quote from the official ArdorNxt slack’s #trading channel, where Riker gives it a guess:

      Could only be one of these 4 reasons…
      1. There is issues we are unaware of with the current wallet revision.
      2. 2.09 was a real setback and the failure to integrate and the time wasted by exchanges meant that Ardor goes to the back of the queue.
      3. All exchanges have been paid off by ethereum shills to delay as long as possible.
      4. There is far more complexities with the wallet integration than others and requires a lot of time and input from Jelurida.

      1. Nothing critical that should prevent exchanges from launching support.
      2. I think the fact that the Poloniex node was on this fork was indeed a set back. It’s possible that this deter some exchanges.
      3. Unlikely
      4. The wallet integration of Ardor is very similar to Nxt, for Ignis there is additional complexity with the bundling process, in my view this is a minor issue but I can understand exchange developers that want to do more testing.

      Jelurida is offering assistance to any exchanges that need help. Also if a new exchange wants to add NXT, IGNIS and ARDR trading – Jelurida is going to help them.

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      • Infographic – Ardor vs Ethereum

      TheWireMaster, a very well known member of the community and owner of The Wiring website has created an amazing infographic that compares the Ardor and Ethereum blockchains features. Click on the image to open it in full size.

      If you’re interested in what else sets Ardor and its IGNIS child chains apart from other blockchain projects, we recommend you to read this article series: Ardor vs the Competition, created by user Segfaultsteve.

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      • Bitswift News

      Bitswift announced to the community: They will be working with the Queens Blockchain Innovation Community (QBIC) and they updated the most recent info on the bundler and transaction rates for the store – which has a cool coupon below.

      They announced:

      bitswift.press updated:
      https://medium.com/@Bitswift.press/bitswift-update-978c4e601ee

      Current company bundler with rate at 0.001, which means Bitswift txns will cost you micro fractions of a penny for the next little while. Enjoy the no fees on Bitswift.

      Apply this coupon on our shop at checkout to save 4%, crypto only.

      This is happening over in China – > https://weibo.com/bitswift
      Looks like community is being established there.

      New shop manager on board, Mike. Email mike@bitswift.tech if you looking for any specific product, we can order it for you.

      Also, preliminary announcement here that we will be working with QBIC (Queens Blockchain Innovation Community)

      You can go here to learn more about QBIC: https://www.facebook.com/QBIC.tech/

      Read the Bitswift article released on BTC 38 – Bitswift(飞速)迁移至Ardor(阿朵)主网,成为三大子链之一

      Official forum thread

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      • Coinerz – Dev Video

      The Ardor platform is incredibly feature-rich. Many who are frustrated about how slow exchanges are to enable ARDR/IGNIS trading can productively use the time to familiarize themselves with the Ardor client. Coinerz released a handy video showcasing the dev version of their Ardor.fyi site, and 2 videos explaining how to register and secure an Ardor Platform account.

      They wrote:

      Here’s a quick video of the dev version of Ardor FYI. It features news, a block explorer and a forging pool. Most of the stuff is already working, we’re just in the process of tidying things up.

      No voice over as this was a quick preview video that took literally 2 minutes to make. We will hopefully get the site launched in the next week or so and then we will make a proper video.

      An Ardor Wallet Tutorial

      Learn how to open and use your Ardor wallet:

      I’ve uploaded the first of my Ardor Wallet tutorials to YouTube. I’m in the process of making several of these which will show people all aspects of the wallet. Feedback would be appreciated!

      Secure Your Passphrase:

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      • Ardor (ARDR) Review – After The Launch

      Last week, crypto enthusiast “CryptoDemetrius” gave his view on Ardor, the recent updates, the dev team and the potential of the Ardor blockchain platform in his review.

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      • NXT GOLD is the Latest SCAM

      As in the story of the Nigerian prince but more modernized, scammers cheat by creating false websites and/or false profiles trying to steal the money. Just because something has NXT or ARDOR in the name does not make it legit. As a general rule, you should ALWAYS be skeptical of new services online. NXT GOLD is a SCAM – do not follow them or listen to anything they have to say!

      Follow the News from these OFFICIAL CHANNELS:

      Nxt official website

      Ardor official website

      Slack and Forum

      Nxt official Twitter

      Ardor Platform on Twitter

      Jelurida website

      Jelurida on Twitter

      Oh. And you can follow Nxter.org on Twitter too. And Ardor Nxt Group.

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      MEETUPS 

      The following blockchain Meetups were announced last week:

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      • Join the Ardor/Nxt Meetup Communities

      Veronica and the community are setting up blockchain Meetup-groups. Another one was just added in Madrid. Check and see if a new has been created near you – or get help to set up one!

      New Blockchain for Business Group in Madrid has been opened by our friend @coradan and got +100 members in just 1 day of this creation!

      This is part of the Blockchain for Business initiative that started Elizabeth in Pensylvania and was followed by veronica in Barcelona (co-organizing it with vanbreuk, rubenbc, fsarrias and Jesse Seaver).

      MADRID:
      https://www.meetup.com/Blockchain-for-Business-Madrid/

      BARCELONA:
      https://www.meetup.com/Blockchain-for-Business-Barcelona/

      PENSYLVANIA:
      https://www.meetup.com/Blockchain-for-Business-by-Central-PA-Ardor-Nxt-Boosters/

      These groups are for anyone interested in Blockchain and how Blockchain can apply to business.

      We will talk about the application of this technology into different industries, we will invite blockchain experts, show use cases and organize panels of discussion with sectorial professionals and thought leaders. We are starting these groups to spread the Blockchain applications for Business and be the ones leading the conversation 🙂

      More to come! We will happy to share our best practices with anyone in the community that wants to create a group in his/her location. Come to channel #meetuporganizers

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      • “This is Blockchain” in Vienna on January 30

      Travin Keith will speak at this presentation about the ANG. The intro video below introduces the conference.

      Speakers

      • Travin Keith
        Agavon, Hyperledger & Ardor and Nxt Group (ANG) Member
        Talking about his work @ Ardor & Nxt Group and Hyperledger
      • Paul Polterauer
        CEO Herosphere
        Talking about his successful Herocoin ICO
      • Alexander Pfeiffer 
        Applied Game Studies | Donau Uni Krems
        Introduction, recent blockchain for business projects based on the Ardor/Nxt technology

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      The AE

      • Janus – Status Update

      The Janus team launched a tutorial explaining how to buy Janus on the Ardor blockchain.

      Asset ID on ARDOR platform: 4348103880042995903

      C-CEX Holders: Act Now!

      The C-CEX exchange has seemingly slammed the door on Janus and the JNS holders on the exchange. If you have JNS NXT on C-CEX read on.

      Janus wrote:

      After a long conversation, mainly with the owner of C-CEX.com, they decided not to upgrade to Ardor wallet. We explained that position affects Janus users since with the current JNS NXT version you can not send/receive/withdraw unless they perform the upgrade. Unfortunately, there does not appear to be a resolution we can reach with C-CEX.com and the way they handled deposits was, not ideal.

      According to their wallet, roughly 200k $JNS tokens are on C-CEX.com:
      https://nxtportal.org/accounts/14891815879764517044

      After a meeting with the whole Janus Project core team, we decided that the best solution and move forward would be to OFFER the coverage of all 200k $JNS on C-CEX.com for users. That being said, if you´re one of the users affected or you have a friend who has $JNS tokens on C-CEX.com as well, please email us at bjorn@janustoken.com or private message us on slack https://ardornxt.slack.com ( email is better) and provide as much unaltered info as possible like screenshots and we will hopefully get everyone affected taken care of.

      Yours in business,
      -The Janusproject Team

      We asked Janus:

      Isn’t it a problem that c-cex still has 200K JNS on the Ardor blockchain? In 10 years they will still own them and be able to access them. If they are not going to support Ardor, they should delete them or release them.

      Bjorn responded:

      I agree, Arthur, I believe in all honesty that C-Cex has made the money they feel necessary to exist for retirement. I think the main issue is they do not want to take the time to do this upgrade because there is not enough motivation, as sad as that sounds. I’m just going based on what messages I have from them.

      I will be monitoring emails over the next week with more energy to get this remedied for our users, in the meantime pressing the new building owner to pressure the electric company. We have a JNSHash to launch and I am tired of looking at so much hardware not in use.

      New Utility Token

      bjorn_bb:

      There is a lot of information we have withheld due to both the complexity of this year’s milestones and the nature of how it must be done. I will probably have to release a bullet-point version, we have had some ideas already previously used from giving up too much internal work, unfortunately.

      It’s complex but the way we plan the new utility token is very specific and precise.

      It will have some very interesting distribution methods. We are attempting to combine several current methods into one for distribution. The global mainstream, the mining community, Janus community, and then expanded into 3 other sites for further mainstream.

      It has a few things going for it that hindered JNS regarding exchanges. It’s a utility coin thus does not under the current ‘rules’ fall into security. That’s step one. It will be used in several sites (which binance, kucoin, and AEX love). It will act as a payment currency, reward currency and currency to be used in multiple brands. This is the very most I can reveal for now.

      2 major points for JNS users though it is important to have JNS for. One is JNSHash mining payouts membership, the other is for the new coin airdrop. There is a third but depends on whether we can finish this in 2018 or it will have to be 2019. All of our team will be pushing for this year, for the final service. I promise to release full details when we are so close that to copy it would be near impossible. Thanks for understanding. This blockchain space has grown so much and other teams with their multi million ICO money can move faster (or hire more developers) so stealth must be our friend.

      Learn about the Janus (JNS) token on the Ardor Platform: janustoken.com

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      • Announcing the ADL Swap to Ethereum

      Adel announced their upcoming token swap. Back in November, the Adel community voted to migrate one of their tokens (ADL) from the Nxt ecosystem to the Ethereum ecosystem. Last week they released the following specifics, planned for February 15th:

      We are putting the finishing touches on the ADL Swap Module for the upcoming move to Ethereum, planned for February 15th, 2018. Shortly before, we will release a guide on how to create an Ethereum wallet and move your coins from Nxt. For any questions related to the swap, reach out to us on Slack or Telegram.

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      NXT IN THE MEDIA

      • Lior Yaffe in Medium – Ardor Launch — Update #3

      Core dev, Lior Yaffe, released another Medium update about Ardor. Successfully running for over three weeks now, there have been several challenges to overcome and more will present themselves. The Jelurida team is very busy securing the future of Ardor by on-boarding new clients and their child chains as well as securing the blockchain from any bugs and glitches.

      He wrote:

      We are on-boarding new child chains

      Before, during and after the launch of Ardor we were approached by many teams about creating a new child chain for their project, now that Ardor is launched and stable, we are starting to put more time and effort into on boarding new projects. To make sure we only introduce high quality projects, we would like each child chain to represent a real business with a clear use case and revenue model. Therefore, child chain creators will sign a Terms & Conditions document with Jelurida and pay a listing fee. This is something that has never been done before in the cryptosphere and we are building this process on the go so be patient with us

      To summarize, looking forward for another productive week and working hard on putting this wonderful Blockchain platform into solving real life problems.

      Source

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      • Lior Yaffe in Medium –  The Token Duality Problem

      Lior wrote about the problems of having a single ledger with a dual purpose: 1 – Transfer of value, and 2 – Security of the network. These two problems are not intractable but they present fundamentally different issues and directions for a token to go, possibly creating unforeseen issues.

      His expert opinion:

      Why does Ardor solve (or will solve) the token duality problem?

      In Ardor your end users pay the transaction fee in the child chain token, and as long as it makes sense from business perspective, this fee can be zero. Fee payment of the security token is off loaded from the user to the “bundler” which can be a business responsible for the child chain, think exchanges, merchants, payment processors, startups.

      In Ardor, the child chain transactions will be pruned, i.e. removed from the blockchain once they are stored deep enough into the blockchain. Anyone who is still interested in the full transaction history will be able to setup an archival node and store it, but it will no longer be part of the blockchain itself.

      Lastly, each child chain will deal with it’s own applications and would be much less dependent on the rest of the applications deployed to the platform.

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      • Themerkle – What is Ardor?

      A nice primer on Ardor. The scalability and customizability are major selling points for Ardor in the burgeoning field of Blockchain-as-a-Service (BaaS). The unique child chain architecture of Ardor and how it affords pruning and scalability to any business and their child chain is explained.

      They wrote:

      TheMerkle Ardor BaaS

      In the world of cryptocurrency, there are many projects which try to bring something new to the table. Ardor is one of those projects which most people know little about, even though it certainly offers something unique. It positions itself as the first scalable blockchain-as-a-service platform for businesses. Living up to these expectations will not be easy by any means, but now is a good time to take a closer look at what Ardor brings to the table.

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      • Coincentral – What is Nxt? | Beginner’s Guide

      This is a well-written primer on Nxt, for those who are uninitiated. Ardor is getting the buzz these days but Nxt is over four years old and still one of the best Proof-of-Stake (PoS) blockchains out there. Ardor can be referred to as Nxt 2.0 but is a different blockchain with other use cases – so it is important to know and understand the continued usefulness of the world’s first 100% PoS token.

      They wrote:

      What is Nxt?
      Nxt uses the blockchain to create an entire ecosystem of decentralized features, all of which require the Nxt currency. Instead of modifying the original Bitcoin source code, as many altcoins have done, Nxt developers wrote their own code in Java from scratch. While Nxt is a public blockchain, licenses for private blockchains based on its software are also available for purchase. The developers refer to Nxt as Blockchain 2.0, providing numerous applications beyond simply keeping a public ledger of transactions.

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      PRICE EVOLUTION

      • TradingView – Ardor is the MOST underrated crypto right now!

      Source

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      • TradingView – Ardor / Bitcoin (BITTREX)

      Source

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      • Weekly NXT/ARDR/IGNIS Price Evolution

      The following graphic shows the NXT / Bitcoin exchange price at Poloniex over this past week:

      The following graphic shows the ARDR / Bitcoin exchange price at Poloniex over this past week:

      The following graphic shows the IGNIS / Bitcoin exchange price at Aex over these past days:

       

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      And that is all for this week, Nxters.

      Follow us on Twitter for important breaking updates during the week as they happen. Be smart and stay informed, dear Nxters, we work hard to earn your trust. See you back here next week!

      Help us grow and help us continue to provide excellent and focused coverage on the ever-growing blockchain space by rewarding us for our efforts. Donation address: NXT-TK9J-MEKH-MUP9-HFCH2.

      Nxt News – January 2018 (III): The Person Who Says It Cannot Be Done Should Not Interrupt The Person Who Is Doing It

      January (III)

      Welcome again, fellow Nxters!

      Last week a new infographic was released by the ANG that highlighted the Nxt Roadmap for early 2018, NXT was added to a new exchange, Jelurida released a fee structure document for all possible transaction types on the Ardor blockchain, a new version of Ardor was released, the weekly reminder is that you can customize your account ID’s – a great feature for businesses, and much more.

      We know some of our readers are frustrated with the fact that their Poloniex and Bittrex accounts are still frozen. We address this with updates from bittrex-richie, Lior Yaffe, and other community members. Your patience is appreciated in these early days, Ardor is on the cutting edge of blockchain technology and as such, it can experience unforeseen delays, as early adopting exchanges have to test everything extra thoroughly (and in this case also credit their NXT holders with IGNIS).

      We welcome back our old readers and warmly welcome our new ones. The cryptosphere is a large, complex, and largely mysterious place for many people and we at Nxter are changing that. We want our readers to become experts in the Nxt / Ardor / Ignis blockchain ecosystem. Take a deep breath, lean back and learn about all the news from last week.

       

      NXT COMMUNITY

      The AE

      DEVELOPMENT

      NXT IN THE MEDIA

      PRICE EVOLUTION

      This week’s newsletter is put together by James, apenzl, Jose, and rubenbc.


      NXT COMMUNITY

       

      • Infographic by ANG – Nxt Roadmap

      The ANG released an infographic about Jelurida’s plans for the Nxt blockchain this year.

      Their goal is to develop Nxt into the go-to resource for simple and secure ICO’s. The Blockchain Creation Kit will be highlighted as a development resource and the dev team will add new Ardor features that do not rely on the parent/child chain architecture to Nxt by Q2 .

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      • NXT Added to Changenow

      Last week NXT was added to Changenow. This exchange claims to be an easy alternative for people frustrated with the experience of crypto exchanges. Exchange NXT with over 10 other popular cryptocurrencies all while not registering an account. This is significant for Nxters who are looking for an exchange that does not harvest their personal data and charge unknown and mysterious amounts of fees.

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      • Exchanges, exchanges …

      So, we enter another week with the Ardor network up and running in perfect condition, with the launch of the AEUR Euro-pegged Ardor child chain getting closer, with businesses adopting NXT and ARDR, and… still no IGNIS and/or ARDR wallets or trading markets on Bittrex, Poloniex, UpBit, and HitBTC exchanges. No exact date has been given from them about when assets will be unfrozen and trading will be allowed.

      Only a few clues indicate that the moment a lot of holders on those exchanges are waiting for is finally closing in.

      From Bittrex’s Slack channel, January 12:

      In a Medium post, posted on the same date, Lior Yaffe (Jelurida) writes:

      Bitcoin Indonesia are operating with an IGNIS/IDR pair without problems

      AEX has already enabled trading and deposits of both ARDR and IGNIS (withdrawals probably next week)

      Our developers answered questions from Bittrex developers until 04:25 am tonight

      We are working with two new exchanges on Nxt/Ardor/Ignis integration

      The social media storm from internet trolls and nervous traders has calmed down a bit, but voices are still heard

      A great post on Reddit summarises the current situation quite well and so deserves a quote as well.

      Saram78 wrote:

      Yes it sucks to have your money locked up on the exchange.

      Bittrex has handled this poorly. However the Intel security bug and Azure outage affects the ENTIRE exchange. Surely the priority must be given to that as opposed to working on a single coin. The timing is terrible. It really is. When it rains it pours. Do you know how you can prevent this in the future? Don’t leave your coins on the exchanges! You’ve heard it a million times and finally now you can see why. The Ardor team said which exchanges would support the snapshot however they also said that the best thing to do would be to put your coins in your wallet. Keeping coins off the exchange is an important tip to becoming a max coin expert.

      Poloniex: On a fork. What dumbasses. However, they did disable deposits and withdrawals for now so I can assume they are working on it. Remember that Intel bug? Yeah it was a big deal for ALL the exchanges. I also want to point out that Polo never announced any support for the snapshot and if you kept your coins on there then again, that’s on you. The safest place for your coins is in your wallet, where you control the private key. (…)

      Suggested reading: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fear_of_missing_out

      https://www.forbes.com/sites/keldjensen/2014/10/20/why-you-miss-success-opportunities-and-dont-see-the-invisible-gorilla/#65b60a902131

      1. Ardor is not a whitepaper. It is not just some tokens on an exchange. It is a real product.
      2. Ardor is not yet listed on a number of big exchanges.
      3. There has not yet been any marketing for Ardor. Once all the current fires have been put out then there will actually be something to market.
      4. Proof of stake is going to be big. Not everyone can afford to mine coins. Everyone can afford a Raspberry Pi.
      5. The main net just launched.

      Let’s hope that this week will see the release of those people’s tokens, that held them on the above-mentioned exchanges. You can stop saying Nxt or Ardor is a scam though, it absolutely is not – these are technical issues being worked on by very talented engineers.

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      • New Pair IGNIS < > BitCNY on AEX.com

      AEX was the first exchange to open IGNIS < > BTC trading, and it is now the first to have added IGNIS < > BitCNY. That said – only two days after the launch of this new trading market, AEX  suspended deposit and withdrawal of ALL COINS due to optimization work on the exchange. You can still trade if you have funds on the exchange already.

      They wrote, on Jan 14:

      In order to continuously optimize and test the stability of the deposit and withdraw system, we will gradually open the deposit and withdraw function after the new deposit and withdraw system is launched (priority to open BTC/DOGE/LTC/ETC/ETH and so on), which takes about 3-7 days to complete.

      We deeply understand that it will cause inconvenience to you in the process of renewal. So we decided to subsidize the user by holding a big incentive program after the work was done. Thank you very much! We hope that you will be more satisfied with AEX in 100 days. We have a much higher dream, hoping to become one of the Top 20 exchanges in the world when AEX is one year old.

      More info: https://www.aex.com/page/news/notice/2018/0114/en_139.html

      AEX is a relatively newly launched Chinese exchange, run in partnership with BTC38. On Oct 31st, 2017 the popular BTC38 exchange was, along with other Chinese crypto exchanges, forced to shut down by the Chinese Central Bank, the People’s Bank of China (PBOC), as they clammed down to stop all trade of virtual currencies against the Chinese Yuan (CNY). On Nov 1, AEX.com started its operation.

      AEX supports NXT, IGNIS and ARDR trading. We look forward to the launch of the new deposit and withdraw system, AEX!

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      • Infographic by ANG – How to set up an Ardor Wallet

      Quick walk-through of how to download, run and log in / register a new account with the Ardor Client. Pass it around to your friends and family who are curious about how to become involved in crypto. Remember, if you had a Nxt account before the Nxt Snapshot on December 28th, 2017 then you have an Ardor wallet of the same name with the same passphrase.


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      • Jelurida Specifies all Rates for Ardor

      For those users who are confused as to what costs what on the Ardor blockchain, the below table from Jelurida highlights the costs of every possible transaction. The fees are standardized. Jelurida prides itself on being transparent and now all transaction types have an associated fee – some of which vary by size. To repeat, some transaction types, like sending encrypted messages, have standard fees per unit of space.

      Jelurida wrote:

      This document is a summary of the current Ardor blockchain transaction fees. Fees are determined by the transaction type, but also depend on parameters such as attachment sizes and phasing options, and are therefore not a simple constant for each transaction type.

      The minimum fees are denominated in ARDOR. On each child chain, fees are paid in the native token, and it is up to the bundlers to decide what exchange rate to use when accepting native tokens from transaction senders and paying ARDOR to the block forgers.

      All transactions that directly modify Ardor chain balances must be stored on the Ardor chain, and their fees are payable in ARDOR only, there is no bundling process involved for those.

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      • Bitswift Child Chain

      Many users have not yet discovered that they have some BITSWIFT tokens! The BITSWIFT Airdrop occurred at the same time as the IGNIS, but the amount airdropped was only 10% of total coins.

       

      Nxt accounts received 1 Bitswift token per every 2500 Ignis token. Only 3.88 Million Bitswift tokens exist. BITSWIFT is tradeable on the Ardor client’s Coin Exchange, and on Bittrex, when they enable their Ardor based wallets.

      Bitswift has a maintained thread on Nxtforum, make sure to follow and interact if you have Bitswift questions.

      https://nxtforum.org/bitswift/

      bitswiftbro 
      Noticing scam Bitswift asset on Nxt ae : BITSWIFT
      ID: 9984460535736205672 – be careful.

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      • Romanian Meetup

      The first blockchain Meetup in Romania occurred last week and it was well attended. Ardor and Nxt were introduced after an introduction to blockchain technologies. Special thanks to longtime community member, almonte, for presenting this Meetup.

      Almonte wrote:

      What a nice surprise to realize how many people were interested on blockchain and particularly Ardor (The photo does not have all the attendees, apologies I forgot making it earlier).

      I really appreciate the effort for the ones that came for such remote places for the meetup, I take my hat off to you all. Thanks a lot for coming, it is a community that for sure will grow up a lot

      We had an introduction to the blockchain tech, explained NXT, Ardor, the APIs, discussed about the future and the potential use cases for companies.

      Thanks all the attendees for coming and thanks for the Hotel Crisana Arad for sponsoring the event

       

      The AE

      • Janus – Status Update

      New website! Janus team has updated their site @ janustoken.com.

      Up

      Janus saw a big spike last week, as someone bought all the sell orders on stocks.exchange and made the price go boom. As the unreal price serge was picked up from CMC and speculators wondered what they missed, the Janus team commented on YouTube:

      This spike was funny, but there is many things this year we are ready to deliver and have a more valid reason for value. Stay well!

      Scraper sites

      bjorn_bb:

      I will show a screenshot soon, we are close to finished anyway
      cant hurt
      how about later this week for that

      Q: whats the business model. how you monetize scrapers?

      ascendus – it will have the standard ad system on each scraper we launch and it will also have at first a credit model system that gives users incentive to create great comments to articles. So we are building an inter-site media currency for the masses around the world. Profits realized from both the ad system and this currency would be found.
      Our goal this year after we roll out the first political media scraper site is to take user feedback and improve, so when we launch the other 3 sites in varying sectors of business/society, these will each improve the model over time. Our team is pushing to have 4 sites of this nature up by Q2.

      Q: whats plan for mass adoption? marketing? its ardor based?

      ascendus – Marketing, of course. Ardor based, Janus is.

      JNSHash

      Still waiting. bjorn_bb writes:

      I have been pushing the new building manager for JNSHash mining farm to encourage the town to move their butt and grant us the amperage we need. So far, we are still in the waiting for town approval, this is painfully slow for me, and much harder looking at so many machines and rigs without blinking lights and deafening sound. I will continue to push to speed things up.

      Asset Id on ARDOR platform: 4348103880042995903

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      DEVELOPMENT

      • Ardor Update – Version 2.0.12

      Another new release of Ardor. Always update to the latest version of the Ardor client as soon as possible. Not only does this keep your account secure, it also prevents the risk of users ending up on a fork, like was the issue last week. The changelog for the latest version is below. The Ardor Android app also received the update, link below.

      Change log:

      Fixed setting the ecBlock parameter used when doing local signing for remote
      nodes, light clients, and mobile clients.

      Coin exchange totals are now trimmed according to the chain decimals.

      Lior Yaffe wrote:

      We added mirror download links for Ardor 2.0.12 these are supposed to be super fast. I’m getting up to 3MB/Sec when using them.

      • Updated Android client app

      Android Mobile App https://bitbucket.org/Jelurida/ardor/downloads/ardor-client-2.0.12.apk
      SHA256 d16ec77758a6b759c10e83329c60bf6accfb600a70a1e06a2be6564257747019

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      • Weekly Reminder – Branded NXT Accounts For Your Business

      Did you know you can “mine” accounts? Do you want the first four characters of your account to be something clever and unique, like ARDR or your initials? With the Secret Miner service, you can buy accounts that they mined and obtain a personalized NXT / ARDR / IGNIS account.

      Remember that any NXT account passphrases open the same accounts on the Ardor platform?

      Here, you have the chance to get yourself a customized account ID to use with Nxt, Ardor and on any child chain.

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      • ArdorPortal.org – A Fast Javascript Blockchain Explorer for the Ardor Platform

      A new JS blockchain explorer is being actively developed for the community by the longtime member, coretechs. The UI is very similar to Nxtportal.org but the backend is very different. The functionality of the site is not yet complete but you can look up blocks/accounts/transactions in the URL if you know the route structure.

      coretechs: I’ve started developing a block explorer for Ardor. It has a similar look and feel to Nxtportal.org but under the hood it is a complete rewrite from the ground up. I will be adding lots of bugs and features over the next few months. https://ardorportal.org

      Update: Added initial support for transactions. Features are going slow as I continue to refactor core functionality but it’s getting to a much better state. There is no search yet but you can look up blocks/accounts/transactions in the URL if you copy the route structure.

      Examples:
      https://ardorportal.org/blocks/block/12941259523131023515
      https://ardorportal.org/transactions/fullHash/fed2d88ad09e6acbc360c296a2162a6e887b2e387edd060be0196e5a88cac7fb/chain/2

      Also accounts work for both numeric and RS lookups:
      https://ardorportal.org/accounts/account/ARDOR-8MVA-XCVR-3JC9-2C7C3
      https://ardorportal.org/accounts/account/11551286933940986965

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      NXT IN THE MEDIA

       

      • Lior Yaffe in Medium – Ardor Launch — Update #2

      Lior published a new Medium article about the latest news regarding Ardor. He addressed the ongoing difficulties with exchanges integrating the Ardor blockchain, spoke about new changes in the latest release, and highlights community projects like Ardorgate and Ardorportal.

      He wrote:

      We are making good progress on all fronts
      Peer Explorer is back online https://ardor.peerexplorer.com/

      Block explorers https://ardorportal.org and https://ardor.tools/ continue to add features and fix problems.

      Ardor world looks better than ever https://www.ardor.world/en/

      I would like to personally thank the dedicated operators of these web sites who work day and night to improve them.

      Then we have Ardorgate who assembled a dream team of engineers to bring the AEUR Euro peg chain online. Keep your fingers crossed.

      Our business development team is now sifting through dozens of child chain requests. We are building the application process and the necessary legal framework and had several calls this week and many more in the following weeks.

      Source

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      • Steemit – A Gate Between the EURO and Cryptocurrencies

      Steemit had a piece showcasing the usefulness of Ardorgate – the service that will convert between AEUR tokens and Euros via users Mistertango accounts. When online, the Ardorgate service will make it very easy for people to enter and exit the cryptomarket with their fiat currency, eliminating the bottlenecks experienced by most with third-party crypto exchanges.

      They wrote:

      Yes you read it right, euro to crypto coins. Because on the Ardor blockchain there will be an unique service: Ardorgate.

      With the Ardorgate service, users with a Mistertango account will be able to easily transfer and convert AEUR tokens into Euros in their Mistertango account. This means you can convert any of Ardor’s child chain tokens to AEUR and cash them out as EUR with Ardorgate!

      The AEUR coin of the Ardorgate is pegged to the EURO, you will be able to easily deposit EURO directly via Ardorgate and trade AE tokens (Ardor’s ERC20 equivalent) globally, buy and sell Marketplace items on the blockchain, and even trade other Ardor child chain coins against the EUR-peg.

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      • Insidermonkey – Blockchain Solutions For Secure Financial Transactions

      They wrote an article about how Jelurida created a secure and ideal asset for the financial tech (fintech) sector. A good use case for the Ardor blockchain and also good coverage of this great product.

      Jelurida’s Ardor platform will be an incredible asset for entities in the financial sector because data can be stored in a decentralized manner without the threat of blockchain bloat. This will decrease the likelihood of centralized attacks in addition to providing network security.

      Furthermore, the platform architecture allows for seamless child chain interaction, giving different financial firms the ability to create their own chains without cutting off important links to other firms and databases. Because the Ardor parent chain is dedicated to maintaining security for the whole network, companies don’t have to worry about providing their own measures for their child chain(s). Additionally, child chains are freed up to transact, creating a streamlined and efficient operating procedure.

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      • Theusacommerce – It’s Already 40% Higher Today. Will Ardor (ARDR) Finally Hit $2.00 Again?

      As of writing, yes ARDR is back over $2.oo again. This piece is noteworthy in its inclusion because it demonstrates, in a non-speculative manner – that Ardor is a strong currency with a very bright future in the Blockchain-as-a-Service (BaaS) world.

      ardor coin price

      They wrote:

      ARDR is a strong currency because of the technology that backs it up. This coin is the native token of a blockchain-as-a-Service (BaaS) platform. Much like the Ethereum network, the Ardor network supports new cryptocurrencies being built on the network – using the same code.

      With this platform, unlike with Ethereum, the new blockchains that launch on the network are referred to as “child chains.” The big draw with child chains is that new crypto coins can be created without any coding knowledge necessary. It’s a sort of “out of the box and ready to use” approach to the BaaS concept.

      Source

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      PRICE EVOLUTION

      • Weekly NXT/ARDR/IGNIS Price Evolution

      The following graphic shows the NXT / Bitcoin exchange price at Poloniex over this past week:

      The following graphic shows the ARDR / Bitcoin exchange price at Poloniex over this past week:

      The following graphic shows the IGNIS / Bitcoin exchange price at Aex over these past days:

       

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      And that is all for this week, Nxters.

      Follow us on Twitter for important breaking updates during the week as they happen. Stay warm and stay informed, dear Nxters. See you back here next week!

      Help us grow and help us continue to provide excellent and focused coverage on the ever-growing blockchain space by rewarding us for our efforts. Donation address: NXT-TK9J-MEKH-MUP9-HFCH2.

      Nxter News – January 2018 (II): If There Is No Struggle, There Is No Progress

      January (II)

      Welcome, fellow Nxters!  The last week has been frustrating for a lot of users with IGNIS and ARDR in third-party exchanges, we know the desperation many of you feel at having your assets be inaccessible or untradeable.

      Jelurida works with the exchanges to try and make everything run smoothly. Ardor is a completely new blockchain concept – it is cutting edge, and it is a decentralized ledger; if users lose funds, or